Friday, November 14, 2008
With her impressive list of television credits, you’d wonder how Shayma Tash has time to perform standup comedy. Between working as a fashion expert on the E! Network, appearing as a correspondent on "The Tonight Show" and "The Best Damn Sports Show, Period" hosting shows on ABC Family, shooting national TV commercials and she was also a star of the WB's sketch show HYPE, where she showed a wide variety of characters- from a geeky teenage girl with head gear to an elderly woman in adult diapers to an impressive impression of Julia Roberts in a spoof of Erin Brockovich
Comedian Dave Dugan got his first national exposure with a couple of appearances on the Arsenio Hall Show and has since shown up a number of times on HBO and Comedy Central. Now he is one of the best corporate comedians in the country, customizing his clean, original comedy for every imaginable industry event. The son of a builder, Dave’s first job assignments were shoveling pea gravel and laying sod. Dugan discovered he was allergic to hard labor and immediately went on to ‘find something else.’ In addition to being a comedy veteran, Dave is also a voice actor and can be heard on national commercials that include Ford, Disney, Bass Pro, Edge Gel, and Troybuilt and as a voice heard weekly for NASCAR on the Speed Channel.
Only 52 years after playing in his last college basketball game,Ken Mink, 73, found himself back on the court. And as he shot his two free throws for Roane State Community College in their 93-42 victory over King College’s junior varsity team, Ken became the oldest person to score in a college basketball game. Over the years, Ken has stayed in shape hang gliding, golfing, skiing and playing in senior leagues, but he always wanted to get back out on the court and finish his colligate career. Coach Randy Nesbit gave Mink that chance, and now he’s playing as a Senior on the
After high school, David Dyer wanted to pursue his dream of becoming a famous Broadway director, but after discovering that path involved a lot of work, he settled for becoming a stand-up comedian. Now he’s making the same amount of money a low level stripper would pull in, but he’s happy, and he can provide name brand cereal for his kids. David’s twisted take on life’s quirky little situations means that he’s covering the same material a million other guys are doing, he just does it better. Follow David on twitter and facebook. Check out his new comedy short, "Crab Grass."