Monday, February 2, 2009
BOB&TOM Bahamas Trip,
Singer/songwriter and gifted guitar player Henry Phillips may be lonely and a self-professed loser, but he's also one of the most clever comedians on the planet. His songs often focus on the darker, more twisted side of life, but we still find his soft-spoken, self-deprecating personality quite adorable. Though his demeanor may lead you to believe otherwise, he's actually a fun guy to be around, especially if you enjoy gambling, drinking or gambling while drinking. In other news, Henry recently wrote and starred in the movie Punching the Clown, which can now be added to your queue on Netflix (click here to add) or purchased at Amazon.com. Follow Henry on twitter. You can also check out his new music video "He's Talkin' Again" and his new web series "Henry's Kitchen."
Greg Warren has been one of our favorite comedians since he first wandered into the studio and told us stories about finding bigfoot and playing the flute. But now you can learn even more about Greg with his new album, Running Out of Time. Greg has been featured on "The Late Late Show," "Last Comic Standing," and a number of appearances on Comedy Central. He's also a regular on the BOB&TOM Comedy Tour, and occasionally pops up on YouTube in comedy sketches. Follow Greg on Twitter and Facebook. Also, check out Greg's new comedy short, "Assistant Coach Larry."
If you ask him, or check out his media kit, Mark Sweeney will tell you he's a "professional comedian," even though his credits also include acting roles in "Boston Public," "The Visitor," and "Days of Our Lives." Along with those TV programs, Sweenz has also starred in several independent films which leads us to believe he's done a lot of porn. The four years he spent in the US Marines were forgettable, either that or he just can't remember them. Though his military history is a bit fuzzy, he's constantly being reminded that at some point he attended college, which is why he's still on the run from the student loan collectors. Mark Sweeney has also recently written his first book, Court Jester: The Making of a Comedian. Follow Mark on 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.
Anyone who has ever spent any time listening to the BOB&TOM show has no doubt heard a song by legendary comedian Heywood Banks. That’s because Heywood’s catalogue of classic tunes includes fan favorites like "Big Butter Jesus," "I Like Summer," "Toast," "18 Wheels on a Big Rig," "Punjab" and "Wiper Blades" just to name a few. In fact, Heywood has appeared on 36 of BOB&TOM’s comedy albums, more than any other artist by far. We’ve just been informed that Heywood may be adding to his already extensive list of songs when he visits us next. Now we’re just hoping he knows the lyrics. Check out Heywood in "GeoPirates."