Friday, September 26, 2008
We’re not sure if comedian Doug Benson is a fan of marijuana, but it sure looks like he makes a good living talking about it. He’s starred in his own documentary, Super High Me (which examines what happens when you smoke weed for 30 straight days), was named "Stoner of the Year" by High Times Magazine and was part of the writing team that created The Marijuana-Logues. Aside from the pot thing, Benson is also a professional stand-up comedian and has appeared on "Last Comic Standing," "Best Week" Ever and "Comedy Central Presents." Follow Doug on twitter.
Going to War
Though many know him as the most animated fan sitting courtside at Madison Square Garden during Knicks games,Spike Lee is actually one of the most successful and prolific film directors of our time. Lee’s impressive film resume includes memorable titles like Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, Summer of Sam and He Got Game. Lee’s newest film, Miracle at St. Anna, is based on the book by James McBride and set in 1944, the movie follows four African-American soldiers who get trapped near a small Tuscan village during World War II.
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.
As a man living with Cerebral Palsy, Josh Blue uses his comedy as more than just a way to make people laugh, it’s also a tool to defy stereotypes and encourage others to overcome their preconceived notions about people who are considered “disabled.” According to Josh, he knows people are going to stare, so he wants to give them something to stare at. Josh has been seen on "The Mind of Mencia," "Live with Regis and Kelly," was the winner of season four of "Last Comic Standing" and is a member of the U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team.
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.