Thursday, March 5, 2009
Mike Birbiglia is not only a popular and successful stand-up comedian (currently on the "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" tour), he's also the star of the one-man off-Broadway show "Sleepwalk With Me," the author of the book, “Sleepwalk With Me And Other Painfully True Stories,” and the writer, star and director of the new film Sleepwalk with Me which was based on his one-man-show, which was based on his life. The film recently debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, where Mike won the Best Of NEXT audience award. The movie is now playing in theaters across the country. Mike is on twitter and facebook.
Comedian. Farmer. Mayor. Drew Hastings' trademark comedy is both hilarious and self-deprecating. His stand up is driven by his own angst and observations on the decline of America. His Farmageddon Tour deals with his misadventures of being the most unlikely farmer you'll ever meet. As the newly-elected mayor of a Midwestern city, he's an anti-authority guy in a position of authority, making him an alternative conservative. From his critically acclaimed, one-hour comedy special, to his multiple appearances on late night television, Drew has done it all.. His Follow Drew on facebook and twitter. Buy his new "Farmageddon" special on Amazon or iTunes.
New York Dreamer
Kevin Brennan decided to move to the Big Apple to pursue his dream of appearing on "The Late Show with David Letterman." After only a few short years, that dream came true and Brennan took full advantage of it. Little did he know that this one show would lead to even more opportunities like appearing on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and "Last Call with Carson Daily," having his own HBO comedy half-hour special and becoming a writer for "Saturday Night Live." So you see, sometimes it isn't frivolous to pursue your dreams
When one begins working on a sitcom, you go into it hoping the series will last a few years. Al Jean was no different when he was hired to write for an upstart animated show on FOX. Over twenty years later "The Simpsons" is still going strong, and Al Jean has moved up to the role of Executive Producer. Before moving to the fictional town of Springfield, Jean also worked on the series "The Critic," "ALF," "Sledgehammer" and "It's Gary Shandling's Show." The Simpsons is set to broadcast their 500th episode this Sunday on FOX.
Duff McKagan's Loaded
After years touring with Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver, you'd figure a musican like Duff McKagan would spend his free time relaxing, or partying, or whatever it is that rockstars do. But no, instead he uses that time to tour with his other band, Duff McKagan's Loaded. Though known for his work on the bass, for Loaded, McKagan handles the vocals and the guitar. The band has been touring as of late, and is set to realease their third studio project, Sick, due out in stores in late March