Friday, January 11, 2008
After walking away from a sweet Wall Street job, Paul Mecurio turned to a life of comedy and hasn't looked back sense. He started as a staff writer for Jay Leno and soon found himself collecting awards for his work with the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" where his duties included warming up the crowd. Now, along with being a top-notch headlining comedian, Mecurio also has a featured on the B&T Show (as well as a new CD) called Image Makeover, and starred in an online video sports series on HBO.com called "Got No Game." On twitter and facebook. Check out Paul on FOX News. Find out where Paul's playing next on tour.
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."
Comedy is Not a Competition
Things haven’t always been so great for comedian Jamie Lissow. For example, the first time he entered a comedy contest, he finished in fifth place, out of six, and was told he wasn’t very funny. So he gave law school a try, but ended up dropping out. After honing his act a bit, he gave comedy competitions another try and made it on to Star Search, where he lost to eventual winner, Alonzo Bodden. This didn’t dampen his spirits as he was soon back on television on NBC’s Friday Night and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Finally, he decided to give comedy competitions on last shot and auditioned for Last Comic Standing. He was featured on the show, but didn’t make the cut. However, the person standing next to him on stage did, and went on to win the whole thing. That person, Alonzo Bodden.
After being named the Funniest College Comedian in America during the HBO 2001 US Comedy Arts Festival, it didn’t take long for Dan Levy to become a breakout stand-up act. Since then he’s appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, The Late Late Show, The Andy Dick Show and numerous series on MTV. Along with his above credits, Dan was hired to help develop a sitcom, co-starred in the film My Sexiest Year and was the host of the online video series "The I Have to Go in a Minute Show." And yes, he does still perform stand-up comedy too.