Thursday, June 4, 2009
Nick Griffin began doing standup comedy back in 1987 as a way to voice his frustrations with life and to avoid having a job with a boss. Sure he may be dark, cynical, depressed and has a problem getting along with women, but Griffin is one of our absolute favorite guests and is a must see if he performs in a club near you. Nick has been featured on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "The Late Show w/ David Letterman," "The Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson" and recently finished a brand new comedy CD "Bring Out the Monkey." Follow Nick on twitter and facebook.
Up at the Top of the Box Office
Since Toy Story hit theaters in 1995, Pixar has been setting the standard for animated films. The companies newest film, Up is no exception. Finishing first at the box office in it's opening weekend bringing in nearly $70 million, Up has become one of the year's biggest hits. Along with all that money, Up is also receiving rave reviews from movie-goers and critics alike. This isn't the first animated hit for director and co-writer Pete Docter, he was also the man behind Pixar's Monster's Inc, and collaborated on last year'sWall-E.
Growing up in a world where he was saturated with country music, bad haircuts and Catholic schools, James Johann had no choice but to turn to stand-up comedy to keep from going insane. Well, it was either that or professional therapy, and this option was a lot cheaper than a shrink. And while he may look young, don’t let James Johann's boyish appearance fool you, he’s actually a long-time veteran of the joke-telling business. In those years behind the mic, he's been able to hone his high-energy comedy and perfect his self-deprecating sense of humor into what audiences now enjoy today. James on twitter and facebook.