Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Ready to Pour Some Sugar?
Phil Collen may not have been the original guitarist for mega-rock band Def Leppard, but having been the lead guitarist and songwriter since the bands commercial breakthrough album Pyromania in 1983, he's more than made his mark. Joining one of the biggest stadium rock acts of the decade was quite a change for a guy whose previous bands included the slightly less well known Dumb Blondes and Girl but he seemed to adjust nicely recording chart toppers like Pour Some Sugar on Me, Rock of Ages and Let's Get Rocked. Though Def Leppard has dealt with more than it’s fair share of troubles during its twenty-plus years of existence, the band has been able to remain together, and continues to tour and sell out venues all over the world. They’ve also released a number of smash hit albums includingAdrenalize, Slang, Yeah!, and their brand new project, Sounds From the Sparkle Lounge.
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.
Mike Birbiglia is not only a popular and successful stand-up comedian, he's also starred in the one-man off-Broadway shows "Sleepwalk With Me" and "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend," is the author of the book, “Sleepwalk With Me And Other Painfully True Stories,” and wrote, starred in and directed the film Sleepwalk with Me (which was based on his one-man-show, which in turn was based on his real life experiences). The film received much critical acclaim and also won the the Best Of NEXT audience award at the Sundance Film Festival. Mike is currently back out on tour. You can follow Mike on twitter and facebook.