Dennis Miller

 

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Dennis Miller was born November 3, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania.  His talent ranges from being a comedian to being a game show host and to being a political commentator.  He attended Keystone Oaks High School in 1971.  Miller took up a major in journalism in college and was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity.  Before entering the entertainment industry, he earned a living as a janitor and as an ice cream scooper.  He also worked in the deli section of Giant Eagle Supermarket, where he is remembered by co-workers for one classic story.  The manager ordered Miller to cover everything with Saran wrap and Miller complied.  He literally covered everything including the time clock and the counters.

In 1970, while working as a stand-up comedian, he submitted a joke for Playboy magazine and it was named as “joke of the year.”  The joke goes: "The difference between Group Therapy and Group Sex is that in Group Therapy everyone talks about their problem; with Group Sex, everyone sees your problem."

Miller rose to fame when he was discovered by Lorne Michaels in 1985. He was then given the opportunity to be an anchor on Saturday Night Live .  His segment was the “Weekend Update.”  Viewers remember him for his famous introduction, "Good evening, what can I tell you?" and his closing line, "That's the news, and I am outta here!"  Miller also hosted The Trolley Show, a news magazine for the youth, and wrote humorous scripts for the Evening Magazine.  He also appeared on Star Search.

Miller currently hosts NBC's Amne$ia , a comedy game show where players are challenged to answer questions from their own life.  The questions are thrown by family and closest friends, and the answers are occasionally hilarious.  The contestants' memories are put to test and matters from the past unexpectedly pop out.  The questions often result to contestants whacking their brains in trying to figure out something they have forgotten long ago.


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