Gerald Kelly was born in the Bronx, New York. As a youngster, his point of view about life made him a class favorite.
In his life, he’s struggled to survive; he’s been through a divorce, life, and death, and he’s always taken tragic situations and put them into comedy.
Kelly would often captivate the students and teachers by telling stories, spontaneously poking fun at anyone who dared to challenge his comic ability. One of his teachers looked down at him one day and said, “Young man, you should be a comedian.”