Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Alive and Kickin'
Early on in life, Jimmy Shubert knew he wanted to be an entertainer. At first he tried performing magic for a living, but soon realized he had no desire to wear a tux and pull random objects out of his pockets. Fortunately, he soon befriended the late Sam Kinison who convinced him to give stand-up comedy a try and eventually became one of the "Original Outlaws of Comedy." Not long after, Shubert turned his eye toward Hollywood where he's made a splash on both the big in small screens starring in films like GO, The Italian Job, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith as well as shows like "The King of Queens," "Entourage," "ER" and "Monk." Recently Jimmy released an brand new DVD featuring a one hour standup special along with a short film titled Alive and Kickin'.
Bobcat Goldthwait's early career was probably more defined by his unique manor of speaking than it was for his comedy, but that didn't stop him from developing into one of the most multitalented people in Hollywood. Though he began as an actor in films like Scrooged, Hot to Trot and the Police Academy series, he's since discovered that he was even more skilled behind the camera as a director. He's directed over two-hundred episodes of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" as well as a number of other shows for Comedy Central. He's also responsible for a number of dark cult comedies, Shakes the Clown, World's Greatest Dad (starring Robin Williams) and his newset film, God Bless America. Official Movie Site
It's time for another exciting episode of the best joke filled, news feature hosted by a stand-up comedian named Bob Zany, The Zany Report. But the Report isn't the only thing you'll get when Bob calls in, we'll also find out where he's playing next, Bing Crosby will tell a joke, and some lucky fan will win prizes after fixing one Zany's less than successful punch lines. So you'd better tune it because it's going to be huge! In other news, Bob was recently featured in the Matt Damon film, The Informant! and is the star of the new documentary Close But No Cigar: Bob Zany which you can find here and pre-order the 2-DVD set here. Follow Bob on Facebook and twitter. Bob also has a new Podcast, "The Bob Zany Show" with Zan Aufdeerheide.