Stand-up comedian, speaker and commentator Pete Dominick is on a stable trajectory to becoming a household name. He started his career in the New York City comedy scene in the late ’90s, quickly making a name for himself as an emcee, hosting all the best lineups. Meanwhile, Pete was sought by colleges nationwide, performing in over 300 campuses in just four years.
Pete’s reputation for “working the crowd” led to opportunities to warm up audiences for live television tapings, including programs for MTV, CNBC, and Comedy Central, as well as opening for fellow comedians like Artie Lange at major venues. After seeing Pete expertly soften up Jon Stewart’s Daily Show audiences, Stephen Colbert brought him to the set of The Colbert Report as permanent audience warm-up from the pilot into the Emmy award-winning show’s 7th year – when Pete left to pursue his own television career at CNN.
As resident “offbeat reporter” on John King USA, Pete’s quick wit and attention-grabbing personality caught the eyes of CNN executives in 2010, leading almost immediately to his own half-hour news wrap-up show, What the Week. Pete, as the show’s co-creator and host, blended tongue-in-cheek irreverence with an insightful look at the real issues making and missing the headlines.
Back in 2006, Pete’s appearance on the New Faces stage of the Montreal Comedy Festival led to lots of interest, including the opportunity to try radio as host of a fast-paced live comedy hour on the Sirius network’s Raw Dog Comedy channel. In early 2008 shortly after the SIRIUSXM merger, Pete made the leap to political commentary, starting his own talk show, Pete’s Big Mouth. Pete continues to host a 3-hour daily discussion on SIRIUSXM, now called Stand Up! with Pete Dominick, which regularly features some of the biggest names in politics,journalism,academia and Entertainiment.
The Huffington Post called Stand Up! “truly the best political talk show on the air today.” The Hollywood Reporter listed Pete in an article featuring personalities to watch in talk radio.
The NY Times profiled Pete and Stand Up! in February of 2013.
And in January 2015 SIRIUSXM launched a brand new channel called “INSIGHT” which was Pete’s brainchild and proudest professional achievement.
Pete can be heard daily from 9-12ET on SIRIUSXM Insight channel 121