Wednesday, July 22, 2009
For longer than we can remember comedian Tim Bedore has been calling in or stopping by to deliver an editorial in which he talks about whatever happens to be on his mind. These musings can range from his relationship with his daughter, to hot topics in the news, and even updates on how the animal kingdom is waging war on mankind. From the Animal Conspiracy to his daughter Claire, Tim takes us inside his mind, and with the help of a few sound effects, puts together one of our favorite features. Follow Tim on Facebook.
Costaki Economopoulos is a comedian, true, but he's also a football fan. Those two factors alone make him the perfect candidate to give us a comedic look back at the NFL each week with his new feature that's also been picked up by The Huffington Post and Bleacher Report. With his Greek heritage, it's not surprising that he's been described as a “joke philosopher,” and we're sure he's not the only one saying that. Costaki is also a talented joke writer who's punchlines have been heard on "The Tonight Show," Showtime, BET, and MTV. Follow Costaki on facebook and twitter.
When comedian Greg Hahn takes the stage, he does so with an energetic, all-out style of physical humor, one-liners and crowd work like you've never seen before. And once he lets loose, there's no stopping him because Hahn doesn't have time for laughs, he's out to create immediate pandemonium and panic. Hahn can wear an audience out with his rapid-fire jokes and leave them holding their sides, trying to catch their breath. Greg is one of the most manic comedians to ever enter our studio, something that was only amplified when we sat him in front of a full drum set. You can hear a sample of that visit every time Chick plays his rimshot. Follow Greg on Facebook and twitter.
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.
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.
If you want to see a show where comedians can give you straight talk about important issues, than "Martin Lawrence presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up" is the program for you. And if you tune into this show every Friday at 11pm on Starz, you'll meet host and comedian Doug Williams, who also just happens to be perfect for you. Along with comedy, Williams has also been featured in the film The Nutty Professor, and the TV shows "The Bernie Mac Show" and "The Mind of the Married Man." Follow Doug on twitter.