Friday, February 29, 2008
For years comedian, songwriter and philosopher, Tim Wilson has been joining us on the air and in that time has treated us to a number of classic tunes such as My Brother In-Law, I Could Be Wrong and Church League Softball Fistfight. And though he's one of our most frequent guests, it's still an adventure every time he stops by, thanks in part to his uncanny ability to find a story to go along with any topic of conversation. But as a warning, if you're even talking to Tim, try to avoid mentioning The Bible, NASCAR, credit cards or Jimmy Carter. Along with writing comedy tunes, Tim is also author having written a book, Happy New Year - ted, about serial killer Ted Bundy. He's also just released a new digital album available for download at Amazon called Caffeine, Wired, Nervous and Pale.
The Late, Great Robert Schimmel
Known as one of the best and most well respected stand-up comedians in the nation, Robert Schimmel developed a unique style that was frank, funny and extremely blue in nature. However, part of Schimmel's charm came from his ability to discuss dark and taboo topics that made people laugh and squirm at the same time. He was also never afraid to speak his mind or be open about his real life problems including his heart attack, battle with cancer, and marriages. Many of these subjects were covered in his his book, Cancer on $5 a Dayand in his final Showtime Special, Life Since Then, available on DVD.
Costaki Economopoulos is a comedian, true, but he's also a football fan. Those two factors alone make him the perfect candidate to give us a comedic look back at the NFL each week with his new feature that's also been picked up by The Huffington Post and Bleacher Report. With his Greek heritage, it's not surprising that he's been described as a “joke philosopher,” and we're sure he's not the only one saying that. Costaki is also a talented joke writer who's punchlines have been heard on "The Tonight Show," Showtime, BET, and MTV. Follow Costaki on facebook and twitter.