Thursday, July 9, 2009
The Superman of Stand-up
After starring in what many consider to be the greatest sitcom of all time, Jerry Seinfeld could have retired a rich man and nobody would have blamed him. But this observational comedian wasn't content sitting around collecting Porches (though he does collect Porches), he decided to write new material, hit the road, and take part in a cross country tour. In other news, Jerry and the rest of the "Seinfeld" gang will be appearing in the upcoming season of the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
FACTOID - Before becoming a stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld worked as a telephone light-bulb salesman and a jewelry street vendor.
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."
Though Dan Cummins' first time on stage was less than spectacular and included a number of props, a wig and a loss of self-respect, he still discovered his true calling. Fortunately for him (and for those that go to his shows) his comedy act has evolved into one that places more emphasis on sarcasm, dark intellect and making people laugh and less on props. This has helped Dan become a favorite in comedy clubs and college campuses across the country. He's also become a regular on television including appearances on "Live at Gotham," "Comedy Central Presents," "The Late, Late Show" and "Last Comic Standing." Follow Dan on Twitter and Facebook