Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Is that John Madden, Dr. Phil, Charles Barkley, Robin Williams, Al Pacino, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in the studio at the same time? No, it's just comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo, but we can see where you'd be fooled. Caliendo was the star of the TBS show, "Frank TV," has appeared on a number of late night programs, had his own Vegas show for many years, and is the new comedic component of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown. Follow Frank on facebook and twitter.
Life After Workinga Real Job
Drake Witham's comedy career began a little differently than most other comedians. While many standups begin at open mic nights, Witham got his start at an office Christmas party in a room filled with 200 co-workers. He treated the guests to impressions of their bosses and by making fun of his employer, The Dallas Morning News. But, once he noticed he’d reduced one of his editors to tears, and the execs found out about the routine, Drake decide it was time to leave his life as an award-winning journalist behind and head full force into comedy. This previous life as an office man has come in handy while performing on stage though, most of his material stems from those days of having a real job.
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.