Yannis Pappas is a popular American comedian. He became famous for his comedy album “Let Me Be Yannis,” which was recognized as the Album of the Year 2016 by Sirius XM. In this article, we will get to know more about his family, career, and interesting facts about him.
He is a Native of Brooklyn and of Greek ethnicity
Pappas was born in Brooklyn, New York to Chris Pappas, who was an Army officer, and Anna Pappas, who was a lawyer from Rethymno, Crete. Pappas is of Greek ethnicity.
Yannis Pappas’ Family gone Through the War, and Discrimination
Yannis Pappas is 46 years old. He was born on August 24, 1976, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He was born to his parents, Chris Pappas and Anna Pappas. His father was an Army officer whereas his mother was a lawyer. Yannis’ father, Chris Pappas died on November 5, 2019, at the age of 91.
My dad is my hero. RIP. 91 years. Chris Pappas passed away peacefully in his sleep early this morning. I was with him when he passed and now he is always with me. On behalf of my brothers and wife, we love you just like everyone else.Image Source: Facebook
Anna Mamalakis Pappas, mother of Yannis Pappas and a Greek immigrant to the United States. Born during the Nazi occupation of Crete, Pappas witnessed war atrocities and later experienced segregation in the U.S.
She became one of the few women lawyers of her time and worked on important human rights cases, including arguing an immigration case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Pappas was a passionate advocate for the rights of children, and her legacy lives on in her family. Sadly, his mother, Anna Pappas is also not with us. She died on 18 March 2022.
Yannis grew up with his two elder brothers, Peter and Nikos
Yannis Pappas was brought up in Brooklyn alongside his siblings, Peter and Nikos. He is the youngest son of the family. They spent the majority of their childhood joyfully with their parents, playing outdoor games and going on food hunts in the neighborhood.
Yannis celebrates his siblings on National Sibling Day by sharing heartwarming memories and photos on social media. In a touching tribute, Yannis honors his two older brothers, acknowledging their good looks and intelligence, while jokingly lamenting that there was little left for him.
Yannis’s brother Peter Pappas is a founder of Innovation Strategies LLC
Peter Pappas is a legal advisor who started a company called Innovation Strategies LLC in Washington D.C. in 2013. He is the president of the company and helps businesses and trade associations. He also works as a senior advisor and board member for a trade association called Engine Advocacy, which supports startups and technology entrepreneurship.
Nikos Pappas is 17 years older than Yannis
Nikos Pappas was born in Brooklyn in 1959 and he is 17 years older than his brother Yannis Pappas. When Yannis was growing up, Nikos helped him with his education and other things.
Yannis Pappas Studies History at American University
He studied American Studies and History at the American University in Washington, D.C.
Yannis Pappas is a Beloved Father and a Husband of Brittany
Yannis Pappas is a married man. He is married to his beautiful wife, Brittany Pappas. According to posts, it seems like they got married on March 3, 2019.
The couple was blessed with one beautiful daughter, and the couple shares that they are expecting their second child.
His first daughter was born on the exact birthday of his father
In one of his Instagram posts, he mentioned that his father, Chris always wanted to see her grandchild before his death. Unfortunately, he couldn’t see her but her grandchild was born exactly on Chris’ 1st birthday after he passed away.
I waited a long time for my Father’s Day gift but I finally got this. My father past away a year before my daughter was born. All he wanted was a grandchild towards the end. Unfortunately, he never got to meet her BUT my daughter was born on his exact 1st birthday after he passed which was ALSO her due date. I can’t help but be floored by that. I don’t know what it means, but I know what it feels like. Maybe there are no answers to the deepest questions because at that level there’s only feelings. This painting of us together is a next level gift. I wish you my type of luck. My dad told me I married the right woman. Know when you’re lucky and you’ll be fine.Image Source: Instagram
Yannis Pappas is expecting a second child with his wife Brittany
Yannis has announced that he is going to be the father of 2, as they are expecting their second daughter in one of his recent Instagram posts. He quoted
“Nice to have the wife come hang at a show with my second daughter in her belly. ”
Nice to have the wife come hang at a show with my second daughter in her belly. Thanks to everyone who came out to Miami & West Nyack shows and sold it the fuq out. Not a seat in the building. Next up San Diego, Madison Wisc, Chicago and more! Link in bio for cities & dates for girl dad tour. Also, new episode of Yannis Pappas Hour is up for your pleasure. If you’re into something a little more cerebral it could be the podcast for you. Give it a listen or watch. Thanks again.Image Source: Instagram
Thanks to everyone who came out to Miami & West Nyack shows and sold it the fuq out. Not a seat in the building. Next up San Diego, Madison Wisc, Chicago and more! Link in bio for cities & dates for girl dad tour. Also, new episode of Yannis Pappas Hour is up for your pleasure. If you’re into something a little more cerebral it could be the podcast for you. Give it a listen or watch. Thanks again.In additional
Yannis Pappas survives after Being Shot During an Armed Robbery
At the age of 21, when he used to work as a social worker, he was shot in the right thigh during an armed robbery outside a New York nightclub.
He has starred in a number of TV series and movies
Besides TV shows, he has played in movies like Measuring Up and The Ad Game, which are hits among audiences. In 2007, he started appearing in the short film Private Sessions with Wyshwan as Wyshwan and gained Hollywood popularity.
He is the First Comedian to perform stand-up comedy on The Tonight Show
Yannis is the first comedian ever to perform stand-up comedy on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon“. It was a test show so it didn’t air.
Pappas started his comedy career in 2000
Yannis has appeared on TV shows like How To Be a Grown Up, Best Week Ever, Fox Business, and Good Morning America. He also started a production company called Ditch Films with his friend Jesse Scaturro in the mid-2000s. Pappas co-hosted The Bracket with Chris Distefano on MSG Network and co-anchored the live news show Fusion Live in 2013. In 2019, comedian Andrew Schulz produced Yannis Pappas’ first hour-long comedy special, ‘Blowing the Light’, which was released on YouTube.
Here is a list of TV series Yannis has worked in are:
- The Bracket with Chris Distefano (2013)
- Fusion Live with Marianna Antonio and Pedro Andrade (2013)
- The Half Hour, a Comedy Central show (2014)
- Just for Laughs: All-Access (1 episode) (2014)
- 2 Point Lead (2015)
- Let Me Be Yannis (2016)
- History Hyenas (2018)
- Live in Gotham (2018-2019)
- Blowing the Light, a YouTube show (2019)
- Long days with Yannis Pappas (2021)
- Moms Love (2022)
A list of the movies Yannis has starred in are:
- Club Coach (2007)
- Bud (2007)
- My Perfect Family (2007)
- Why Not Wysean (2007)
- British Band Interview (2008)
- Basketball Jesus (2009)
- King of B (2010)