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Neal Brennan Net Worth

Neal Brennan Net Worth is
$7 Million

Neal Brennan Biography

Neal Brennan was born on 19 October 1973, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Irish Catholic descent. He is a writer, stand-up comedian, actor, director and producer, probably best known for co-creating the Comedy Central series “Chappelle’s Show”.

A famous comedian, how rich is Neal Brennan now? Sources state that Brennan’s net worth reaches $7 million, as of mid-2017. His wealth has been earned during his career as a writer, director and producer, as well as through his performances as an actor and comedian.

Neal Brennan Net Worth $7 Million

Brennan was raised in Villanova, Pennsylvania along with nine older siblings; his family moved to Wilmette, Illinois when he was five years old. He became interested in comedy while still a child, and began performing comic acts at school. During his high-school years, his brother Kevin began doing stand-up comedy, and Brennan often attended his brother’s performances at New York’s comedy club The Improv, where he got a chance to meet famous comedians such as Ray Romano, Mike Royce and David Juskow. After matriculating, Brennan moved to New York City to enroll in film school at New York University. However, a year later he left the school and got a doorman job at the Boston Comedy Club in Greenwich Village, becoming a roommate of the comedian Jay Mohr. It was here that he met the famous comedian Dave Chappelle, who was a regular performer at the club, and with whom Brennan soon formed friendship.

In 1992, being aged 18, Brennan did his first stand-up performance, which turned out to be quite unsuccessful. The same year he became a writer of the magazine “The Source”.

Upon moving to Los Angeles in the mid-90s, Brennan began working as a writer for the game show “Singled Out”. He later served as a writer for the game show “Bzzz!”, the sketch comedy-variety show “All That” and the television sitcom “Kenan & Kel”.

In 1997 he collaborated with Chappelle, producing the screenplay for the comedy film “Half Baked”, in which he also had a small part. In 2003 the two teamed up again, as the creators, writers and executive producers of the comedy sketch television series called “Chapelle’s Show”, inspired by Tom Shales’ 2002 book “Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live”. It gained high popularity, and during its second season, the show became the highest-rated program of the Comedy Central network. In 2005, after the show’s first two seasons had been aired, Chappelle suddenly left for South Africa, just before the third season’s premiere, without telling Brennan anything about his departure. This delayed the premiere, leaving Brennan to gather the remaining sketches and air them in 2006 as the ‘lost episodes’. Nevertheless, “Chappelle’s Show” brought Brennan three Emmy Awards in 2004 for his work as the show’s director, writer and producer, and significantly contributed to his net worth.

Brennan went on to co-write and direct the parody television film “Totally Awesome” in 2006. In 2009 he directed the comedy film “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard”, and took a minor part in the comedy film “Get Him to the Greek” of the following year. In 2011 he was the director of a series of commercials for the ESPY Award and wrote comedy material for the 83rd Academy Awards, and for Seth Meyers’ speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

The same year he started a podcast called “The Champs” along with the comedian Moshe Kasher and DJ Douggpound. The show, featuring celebrities from musical, comedy, and sports-related backgrounds, was named “Best Podcast” in LA Weekly’s “Best of L.A.” issue in 2014. All added to his wealth.

Brennan served as the host of the show “Attack of the Show!” in 2012, and as a director of several episodes of the comedy sketch series “Inside Amy Schumer” the following year. Since 2014 he has hosted the comedy series ‘The Approval Matrix”. In 2015 he created and performed in a comedy show called “3 Mics” in L.A., bringing it to New York City in early 2016.

Speaking about his private life, Brennan seems to be very secretive. Therefore, there are no facts known to media about any romantic relationships.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameNeal Brennan
Net Worth$7 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 19, 1973
Place Of BirthUSA
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionStand-up comedian, Writer, Producer, Director
EducationFilm school at NYU
NationalityAmerican
SiblingsKevin Brennan, Sheila Krezwick
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/nealbrennan
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/nealbrennan/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=3066753
Allmusicwww.allmusic.com/artist/neal-brennan-mn0003328496
AwardsESPY Award (2011)
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series/Outstanding Directing (2004), PGA Television Producer of the Year Award in Variety Television (2005),
Movies"Neal Brennan: 3 Mics" (2017), "Half Baked" (writer, 1998), "Totally Awesome" (2006), "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" (writer, 2009), "Get Him to the Greek" (2010)
TV Shows"Inside Amy Schumer" (2013), "Singled Out", "Bzzz!", "All That", "Kenan & Kel" (writer, 1997), "The Champs", "Chappelle's Show" (writer and director, 2003–2006), "The Approval Matrix" (since 2011), "Singled Out" (writer, 1996), "All That" (writer,1996–1997)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was a doorman at the Boston Comedy Club in New York City where he became friendly with Dave Chappelle and many other comedians. He did not start performing stand-up comedy until after Chappelle's Show (2003) went off the air.
2Has five brothers and four sisters.
3Was good friends with 'Dave Chappelle' until the abrupt end of "Chappelle's Show". In February 2012, the two have since patched things up.
4Has a sister named Sheila Krezwick who is a computer teacher in Massachusetts
5Brother of comedian/writer Kevin Brennan.
6Briefly attended New York University


Quotes

#Quote
1[on working with Dave Chappelle again] The relationship is charred. I don't think Dave ever wants to be in showbiz again, and I wouldn't want to work with him. We did the best thing we could have possibly done, and it still ended terribly. What else is there to do?
2[on Dave Chappelle quitting Chappelle's Show (2003)] Before Dave left, things had been awful between us for a long time. Once the show became this cash cow, everyone who worked for him kind of played his ego against me and against the show. It was a very clichéd, 'Behind the Music (1997)' kind of thing - money, credit, paranoia, suspicion. It was so unnecessary. I felt beyond betrayed. I would have signed a lifelong contract with Dave. He was one of my favorite comedians, we'd been best friends for 15 years. It was painful. It will probably be the biggest personal disappointment of my life.
3I'm never going to be more successful than I've been in the past two years. I have a better chance of being eaten by a shark. I'll never be famous, but I've got financial success. People in show biz seem to want to work with me. And I get to control the stuff I write. Fame gives you noise. It gives you a lot of [mimes screaming], which is fucking worthless. I have a girlfriend I love, so I can't use it to get women. It's not like Dave and I got laid because of Chappelle's Show (2003). He was married, and I'm... pale.
4[asked if he would ever work with Dave Chappelle again] No. There's no chance.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Variety TelevisionChappelle's Show (2003)Dave Chappelle

Michele Armour
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramChappelle's Show (2003)Andre Allen (director)

Scott Vincent (director)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesChappelle's Show (2003)Dave Chappelle (executive producer)

Michele Armour (executive producer)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramChappelle's Show (2003)Dave Chappelle (writer)


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Female Brain2017post-production
The Half Hour2012TV Series 1 episode
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV Series written by - 4 episodes
Seek and Destroy2010TV Movie
Totally Awesome2006TV Movie written by
Chappelle's ShowTV Series creator - 33 episodes, 2003 - 2006 writer - 32 episodes, 2003 - 2006
All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special2005TV Movie additional material written by
Half Baked1998written by
All That1996-1997TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Kenan & Kel1997TV Series written by - 1 episode
Singled Out1995TV Series writer - 65 episodes
Bzzz!1995TV Series writer - 1 episode

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Daily Show2016TV Series producer - 2 episodes
The Approval Matrix2014TV Series producer - 6 episodes
Neal Brennan: Women and Black Dudes2014TV Special documentary executive producer
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Seek and Destroy2010TV Movie producer
Chappelle's Show2003-2006TV Series executive producer - 33 episodes

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neal Brennan: Women and Black Dudes2014TV Special documentary
The Mindy Project2013TV Series 1 episode
Inside Amy Schumer2013TV Series 10 episodes
New Girl2012TV Series 1 episode
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV Series 4 episodes
Seek and Destroy2010TV Movie
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009
Totally Awesome2006TV Movie
Chappelle's Show2003-2004TV Series 11 episodes

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legends of Chamberlain Heights2016TV Series
Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne2016TV Series
Inside Amy Schumer2013TV SeriesMale Onlooker
Get Him to the Greek2010Guy at Brian's House
Chappelle's Show2003-2004TV SeriesCrab / Audience Member / Guy in the Club / ...
Half Baked1998Employee
Ice Cream1993ShortWoman's Brother
Caesar's Salad1990ShortCrazy Pumpkin Head

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009writer: "It Ain't Easy", "Harding Imports", "McDermott's Angels"
Chappelle's Show2003-2004TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Half Baked1998writer: "Samson Gets Me Lifted", "Mr. Nice Guy" - uncredited

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV Series consultant - 1 episode
Ice Cream1993Short production assistant

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid2015TV Special special thanks
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005Documentary thanks
HBO Comedy Half-Hour1998TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Dying Laughing2016DocumentaryHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Daily Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Commentator / Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Baby Talk2015TV SeriesHimself
The Approval Matrix2014TV SeriesHimself / Host / Himself - Host
Today2014TV SeriesHimself
Unscripted2014TV SeriesHimself
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Unusually Thicke2014TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs: All-Access2014TV SeriesHimself
Neal Brennan: Women and Black Dudes2014TV Special documentaryHimself
@midnight2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comedy Central Re-Animated: Neal Brennan - Meeting President Obama2014ShortHimself
Legalize It2014DocumentaryHimself
The Pete Holmes Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comedy Gives Back2013TV MovieHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network2013TV SeriesHimself
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House2013DocumentaryHimself
Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
Attack of the Show!2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Half Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
Transforming the World Through Comedy2011TV MovieHimself
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself
The Download with Jordan Rubin2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself -Guest
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti2010VideoHimself
Seek and Destroy2010TV MovieHimself / Various
The Fabulous Making of Chappelle's Show Season 3ish2006Video documentary shortHimself
Chappelle's Show2003-2006TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes Wednesday2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedy Writer (segment "Dave Chappelle")
Chappelle's Show2003TV SeriesVarious
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