Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is proud to welcome Pete Lee as the second comedian in our Comedy for Conservation series. By attending an event in this series, you are also supporting the Zoo's Conservation and Education programs here and around the globe so THANK YOU!
PETE LEE was the first stand-up comedian to get a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and it resulted in him appearing on the show three times in the last year. This happened after Jimmy personally attended one of Pete’s live shows in NYC and immediately invited him on the show. Pete’s joyful humor comes from his Midwestern roots. Raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, he was destined to pursue a career in entertainment. In 2008 Pete made his network television debut performing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, finishing as a semi-finalist. At the end of 2008, he shot his own Comedy Central Half Hour Special, which earned him a cult following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform over the next ten years at 500 colleges across the country.
Pete just moved to Los Angeles, California, and he launched a new podcast titled Snugglestorm, mostly as a vehicle to sit down with LA comics and make new friends in California. But he’ll be visiting his old New York friends often, because Jimmy Fallon officially named him a regular on The Tonight Show.
If you haven’t heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people.