Brad Garrett has made the transition from television series regular to stand up comedy performer in a very impressive manner. Most television actors have difficulty finding similar work when their top rated series has ended. Brad Garrett went from being a regular cast member of “Raymond," one of the top nighttime comedy series in the history of television to various television shows and smaller roles in movies and now he is one of the top “edgy” comedic acts in Las Vegas. In an industry where many performers cannot move on from the past Brad Garrett has moved on and thrived.
For many entertainment agents and insiders it seems as if Brad Garrett had an alter ego that was dying to be unleashed. He still acts in television series and lends his voice to various animated movies but Brad Garrett seems to have found the role that allows him the most freedom and that is stand up comedy.
His on stage comedy act is funny with a “no holds barred” approach. Everyone is fair game and he is in his element. For some actors television is their “safe” zone but for a comedian who can act such as Brad Garret, stand up comedy is his “safe” zone.
The upcoming year will be very interesting for Brad Garrett because unlike most actors, he does not need television at this point of his career because of the success of his comedy stand up act at his own club, “The Brad Garrett Comedy Club”. He is an example of someone in the entertainment industry who understands that an actor can never remain fixated on their past roles or they will never be able to prosper in the future. The entertainment career of Brad Garret is successful because he has left the past behind and focused on the present and future.