Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Seth Rogen has become one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood after teaming up with his “Freaks and Geeks” buddy Judd Apatow to create a number of hit comedy films including The 40-Year Old Virgin, Pineapple Express and Superbad. But Rogen’s string of successful projects goes beyond comedy as he's recently starred in the super hero action film The Green Hornet, and in the new film that's getting a lot of Oscar buzz already, 50/50.
It was over a decade ago that Bill Engvall first became famous for his “Here’s Your Sign,” standup routine, and though that phrase helped launch into pop culture, it still can't compare with the fame that came from being part of the fab four known as The Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Then, after dabbling in film with Larry the Cable guy in Delta Farce, Bill returned to TV in his very own TBS sitcom, "The Bill Engvall Show". In other news, Bill is the new host of the game show "Lingo," on GSN. Follow Bill on twitter.
Singer/songwriter/standup comedian Rodney Carington took a break from stand-up to try his hand at acting, appearing in his very own sitcom as well as the Toby Keith film, Beer For My Horses. But these days, he's decided to pick up the guitar and head back out on the road. With songs like "Don't Look Now," "Fred," and "Dear Penis," it's no wonder he's packing the house wherever he goes. Rodney has starred in his own Comedy Central standup special (now available on DVD), recently released a comedy CD, King of the Mountains, and wrote his first book, Coming Clean.
It's time for another exciting episode of the best joke filled, news feature hosted by a stand-up comedian named Bob Zany, The Zany Report. But the Report isn't the only thing you'll get when Bob calls in, we'll also find out where he's playing next, Bing Crosby will tell a joke, and some lucky fan will win prizes after fixing one Zany's less than successful punch lines. So you'd better tune it because it's going to be huge! In other news, Bob was recently featured in the Matt Damon film, The Informant! and is the star of the new documentary Close But No Cigar: Bob Zany which you can find here and pre-order the 2-DVD set here. Follow Bob on Facebook and twitter. Bob also has a new Podcast, "The Bob Zany Show" with Zan Aufdeerheide.