Tuesday, November 11, 2008
While up on stage, comedienne Patti Vasquez is more like a close personal friend sharing humorous stories than she is a joke teller. Call her act "comedy with heart" or call it hysterically funny, Vasquez entertains audiences with her charming perspectives on politics, relationships and growing up in an Irish-Mexican-American family. Along with her storytelling, Patti keeps her audiences in stitches by pointing out the oddities in the everyday events and situations that anyone can relate to. In other news, check out the comedy festival Patti is involved with. Follow Patti on twitter.
Most men have seen or read aPlayboy Magazine in their lifetime (even if it was just for the articles) and the majority of them are familiar with the magazine’s founder, Hugh Heffner, but do we really know much about the man behind the bunny logo? In his new book, Mr. Playboy, Steven Watts takes a look at the man who built the Playboy empire. He delves into Hefner’s life, beginning with his childhood and following him through the magazine’s launch and all the way up till today. Watts shows you how Heffner helped shape American pop-culture, and how the playboy lifestyle shaped Hef. Watts is the author of a number of other biographies including ones on Henry Ford and Walt Disney
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.