Friday, January 12, 2007
Back in 2003, John Roy became the first winner of the newly revived Star Search comedy competition and pocketed a cool $100,000, earned a CBS development deal, got a guest-starring role on a CBS program. But John never let all that success go to his head, instead he continued doing what he loves, performing standup comedy in dirty night clubs all over the country. That's not to say he's abandoned TV altogether. Roy is also a veteran of The Late, Late Show, Hollywood Squares, Comedy Central Presents, Last Comic Standing and HBO. Follow John on facebook and twitter, and check out his new album, Alexander Hamilton.
From Put-in-Bay, OH to Key West, FL singer/songwriter Pat Dailey has become a traveling Spring Break, selling out shows for almost two decades. With humorous tunes, a sly wit and a fondness for adult beverages, Dailey has built up a huge fan following full of fellow party goers and people who just like to have a good time. He's a regular at the famed Sloppy Joe's in Key West, and fills the place with college coeds every night he plays there. He's also a favorite guest of BOB&TOM, and never fails to entertain with classics songs like The Oyster Song, Out Drinkin', and You're There
Jimmy Dore is the star of several Comedy Central specials, a writer performer for the Off-Broadway hit“The Marijuana-Logues”, and the host of his own weekly radio show in Los Angeles. His latest effort “Citizen Jimmy” is the award-winning one-hour Comedy Central Special that was chosen "Best Of 2008" by iTunes, and was named one the the top 5 comedy DVDs of the year by Punchline Magazine. Jimmy’s everyman style and razor-sharp material draws people in and has made him one of fastest rising stars in comedy today. Follow Jimmy on twitter and Facebook.
Anyone who has ever spent any time listening to the BOB&TOM show has no doubt heard a song by legendary comedian Heywood Banks. That’s because Heywood’s catalogue of classic tunes includes fan favorites like "Big Butter Jesus," "I Like Summer," "Toast," "18 Wheels on a Big Rig," "Punjab" and "Wiper Blades" just to name a few. In fact, Heywood has appeared on 36 of BOB&TOM’s comedy albums, more than any other artist by far. We’ve just been informed that Heywood may be adding to his already extensive list of songs when he visits us next. Now we’re just hoping he knows the lyrics. Check out Heywood in "GeoPirates."
If you’ve never been down to the The Purple Rose Theatre for a "Live and Unplugged" show, you probably wouldn’t know that actor Jeff Daniels is also an accomplished musician. Though he’s been performing music for over 30 years, most people on know him from his roles in hit films like Terms of Endearment, Something Wild, The Hours and Dumb & Dumber. Jeff joined us in the studio a few years ago year when he released his album, Grandfather's Hat, and played a few of his favorite cuts. That's what we're hoping he'll do again now that he's back on the road, and promoting his new album Keep it Right Here.