Friday, September 5, 2008
He's indignant, he's exasperated, he's "America's foremost commentator on everything," he's comedian Lewis Black. Along with stand-up comedy, Black is also an actor, playwright, Broadway star, makes regular appearances on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," hosted the Comedy Central show "Root of All Evil," wrote the book I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas, and is a Grammy Award winner. And somehow through all that, he still finds time to perform stand-up, and is currently set to debut his new comedy special "Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata" which will be available LIVE on PPV Saturday, August 24 at 9:30. Follow Lewis on Facebook and twitter.
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's new podcast, "The Paul Mecurio Show." On his most recent episode, he interviews rock legend Paul McCartney.
A little more about Paul's Podcast:
Each week Emmy Winning Comedian, Paul Mecurio, talks with major celebrities and newsmakers on his podcast, "The Paul Mecurio Show," revealing something unique about that person, while giving us insight into Paul's life and view of the world - a world he believes is out to get him and how he thinks he can change or beat that world (so far the score is World: 1,287, Paul: 0). Paul has interviewed "A" list celebrities such as, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Bob Costas, Lewis Black and many more. In this interview, Paul asks former Beatle, Paul McCartney where the confidence came from to radically change the band's sound and direction when they were at the peak of their popularity to create the groundbreaking album, Sgt. Pepper.
Comedy's Southern Belle
Even if comedian Lisa Landryisn’t playing at a comedy club near your, she’s not a hard woman to find. Her Comedy Central special is in frequent rotation, she can also be seen on E!, MSNBC and FOX and has made guest appearances on "Law & Order: SVU," "Fashion Police" and a number of national commercials including a series of TBS "Bitcoms." Her easy going style and sharp wit have also landed her a spot on Bret Butler’s The Southern Belles of Comedy and have earned her the reputation as being on of the top female acts in the country.
Tim Statum is a Birmingham, Alabama native with a southern style of comedy that's full of humor and storytelling. Along with being a huge fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Tim spends his time headlining at the Comedy Club Stardome in Birmingham as well as other clubs throughout the southeast. Statum's act incorporates stories from his life growing up in the country mixed in with classic stand up comedy.