- 1 Who is Bobby Lee?
- 2 Early Life, Brother, Family, and Education
- 3 Drug Addiction
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Big Break and Rise to Prominence
- 6 Continual Success
- 7 Stand-Up Comedy Career
- 8 Podcast Shows
- 9 Do You Know How Rich, Controversial Comedian Bobby Lee is?
- 10 Do You Know About Bobby Lee’s Personal Affairs?
- 11 Internet Popularity
Who is Bobby Lee?
Born Robert Lee Jr. on the 18th September 1971, in San Diego California USA, he is a successful stand-up comedian and actor, probably best known to the world for being a part of the sketch comedy series “MADtv” from 2001 to 2009, and as Kenneth Park in the comedy films “Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle”, and “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas”, among many other accomplishments.
Early Life, Brother, Family, and Education
The older son born to Robert Lee Sr. and his wife Jeannie, Bobby went to Poway High School in Poway, California. His younger brother is Steve Lee, who is now a successful musician and podcaster. After turning 18, Bobby moved away from his parents’ house and took several odd jobs in order to support his living and education expenses, as he attended Palomar College; however, he didn’t finish his studies.
Bobby had severe problems with drug abuse from the age of just 12 years, starting as a heavy user of meth and marijuana, while also becoming familiar with LSD. Five long years passed, and Bobby was finally sober after three rehab attempts. According to reports, during his drug abuse time Bobby still won a wrestling tournament. He apparently remained drugs free for 12 years, until depression hit him after receiving negative criticism of his comedy skills. However, Bobby managed to bounce back quickly, and since then has stayed away from drugs.
After he left his parents’ house, Bobby had a job in a coffee shop, but after it was closed he joined The Comedy Store in San Diego, a comedy club. At first, he didn’t have any contact with comedy, but after a few months he decided to try himself out during one of the many amateur nights held in the club. He was well-received by the public, and after almost a year of regular performances, he was spotted by Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia, and was subsequently booked into a gig at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, owned by Pauly Shore’s mother Mitzi.
Big Break and Rise to Prominence
2001 was the year of Bobby Lee; he was made a cast member of MADtv, actually their only East Asian member, and remained in the show until 2009, when the whole series was canceled. During this time, Bobby went through a lot; after first being told that he wasn’t that funny, he became a star following his portrayal of such characters as Kim Jong-il, Conne Chung, Dr. Poon Ji-Sum, and Yamanashi, among others. As his popularity rose, Bobby was cast in films and TV series, playing Kenneth Park in the comedy film “Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle” in 2004, while in 2007 he featured in the comedy film “Kickin’ It Old Skool”, starring Jamie Kennedy, Maria Menounos and Miguel A. Nunez Jr. The following year, Bobby appeared in the Golden Globe Award-nominated action comedy film “Pineapple Express”, with James Franco, Seth Rogen and Gary Cole in the lead roles, all of which made Bobby extremely popular with casting directors and producers, and provided new, somewhat different roles for Bobby.
After the cancellation of MADtv, Bobby continued with his own stand-up comedy routines, but also pursued acting further, making several more notable appearances. In 2010 he appeared in Harland Williams’ fantasy comedy film “Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face”, while the next year he had a notable role in the comedy film “Paul”. From 2012 to 2013 he played Dr. Yamamoto in the TV series “Animal Practice”, concurrently starring in the romantic comedy film “Wedding Palace”, next to Brian Tee and Hye-jeong Kang. In recent years, Bobby portrayed Truman in the TV series “Love”, and latterly was Arthur in the TV series “Splitting Up Together” (2018). He is now working on several projects, including the television film “High & Tight”, and the comedy film “Extracurricular Activities”, both scheduled for release late in 2018.
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Stand-Up Comedy Career
Since his first performance at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Lee has maintained regular performances at the famous comedy club. He has written and produced a number of comedy shows on his own too, such as “Laugh Factory” (2009-2017), and “Funny You Should Ask” (2017). Bobby has also made a number of guest appearances in such shows as “Chelsea Lately”, “The Kevin Nealon Show”, and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, among others.
Over the years, Bobby has also launched a few podcasts on his own, including TigerBelly with his girlfriend Khalyla Kuhn. The podcast’s topics include such as Asian American issues related to adolescence, ethnicity, sexuality, politics and other. Their show has become quite popular with over 125,000 subscribers, which only further increased Bobby’s net worth.
Do You Know How Rich, Controversial Comedian Bobby Lee is?
Bobby has come a long way since launching his career and faced a number of problems from as early as being 12 years old. He managed to overcome all his hardships, and now is a respected comedian, actor and writer. All his hard work paid off eventually, as he now counts his wealth in millions. So, have you ever wondered how rich Bobby Lee is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Lee’s net worth is well over $1 million, earned through his successful career in entertainment.
Do You Know About Bobby Lee’s Personal Affairs?
When it comes to his personal life, Bobby has had many ups and downs, but had help in sorting out his problems in the way of his then-girlfriend and now wife, Khalyla Khan; the couple married in August 2016. Prior to marrying Khalyla, Bobby faced allegations that he was gay, since he kept secret all details about any romantic relationship, so many faces became red when Bobby announced his marriage to Khalyla.
Bobby is a star not only on screen and stage, but also on the internet; he has used social media networks to connect with his fans, and now has close to 500,000 loyal fans. His official Instagram page has 265,000 followers, with whom he has shared pictures of himself in various comedy situations, which has made his even more popular. He is also a heavy Facebook user, on which he has a fan base of over 110,000, using it primarily to promote and announce his work, such as his newest shows, and where he will perform. Bobby is also no stranger to Twitter, on which he also has over 110,000 followers. Many of his tweets have gone viral, including the announcement of the second season of the TV series “Splitting Up Together” https://twitter.com/bobbyleelive/status/995063829343055872, and his work on the TV series “Love”
— LOVE (@love) December 15, 2017
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