Thursday, August 14, 2008
When comedian Jimmy Pardo enters a room he demands respect, and maybe some day he’ll get it. Combative, agitated and yet still historically funny, Jimmy is one of the finest stand-ups working today, though he still fells he never gets the love he truly deserves. Pardo is also no stranger to the small screen having popped up on a number of shows including "The Surreal Life," "Funny Money," "Movies at Our House" and a very memorable episode of "The Tonight Show." Oh, and if you ever invite Jimmy Pardo over to your house, make sure you don't cook anything, he can't stand the smell of food being prepared. Jimmy is also the star of his own podcast "Never Not Funny," and warms up the crowd each night for "Conan." He also hosts a video series for Conan in which he interviews guests backstage called "The Pardo Patrol." Follow Jimmy on twitter. On Friday 29th, Jimmy will be hosting his fifth annual "Pardcast-a-thon" fundraiser to benefit Smile Train.
Roy Wood, Jr.
Though recently featured as one of Entertainment Weekly's 12 comedian's to watch in 2009, we've known how great comedian Roy Wood, Jr. is for some timenow. He was featured on the first ever BOB&TOM Comedy Central special, is a regular on our Comedy All-Stars tour, and is a frequent guest in the studio. Known for his love of chicken nuggets and knack for prank phone calls, Wood is a regular contributor for a number of radio stations, was a semi-finalist on Star Search, has been featured on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and HBO. You can also find him on the new TBS sitcom "Sullivan & Son." Roy on twitter and facebook.
Comedian Pat Dixon spends much of his time in New York City when he's not on the road performing. And while he's there, he often reads thew news. And being that he's a comedian, he can't help but have an opinion on the goings on in the world. And what better outlet for those stories, ripped from the headlines, than the BOB&TOM Show. In other news, Pat Dixon is has a brand new comedy CD titled, Goodbye Forever Fatty that is also now available on iTunes. Follow Pat on twitter and facebook and check out his new podcast, "The new York City Crime Report w/ Pat Dixon."
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."
The Rath of John
When John Rathbone takes the stage, he brings with him a ton of talent, loads of experience and the ability to perform a G, PG or R rated show depending on the venue. Rathbone became an actor at age 6, was a debate champion in college and has been a successful standup comedian since ’1981, performing thousands of shows for audiences everywhere. Along with being a favorite among corperations and comedy clubs, Rathbone has also been seen on A&E, The Comedy Channel and Showtime.
As the caring father on TV's "Full House" and the goofy host of "America’s Funniest Home Videos," Bob Saget became a lovable household favorite that families welcomed into their homes each week. But this image of the good old fashioned American dad comes crashing down as soon as you witness one of his HBO Specials, or see him live on stage. With a comedic style described as controversial, material most consider raunchy, and roles in movies such as The Aristocrats, Half-Baked and Farce of the Penguins, Bob Saget has reestablished himself as "Mr. Irreverent." But he never totally abandoned the clean and wholesome Bob, Mr. Saget was also the host of "1 vs. 100," is the narrator of the CBS sitcom, "How I Met Your Mother" and hosted the A&E program, "Strange Days with Bob Saget."