Wednesday, August 5, 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.
Jessi Campbell is an energetic and passionate comedian who travels the country performing her unique blend of high-energy story telling and dead-pan sarcasm. Jessi has performed at over 100 colleges and in 40 states. She was a stand out in the 2008 Boston Comedy Festival and is a contributing comic for Life and Style Magazine. Jessi was also voted the People’s Choice winner for the 2009 Aspen RooftopComedy Festival, and is excited to be one of the comedians asked to perform at the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival. She continues to build a strong fan base of people of all ages in every city she goes to. Jessi has been described as “relatable to both men and women,” and, “straight-up gangsta!”
• Check out Jessi's website.
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.
The End of Our Love Affair with Automobiles?
PJ O'Rourke is the author of a dozen best-selling books, a former editor of The National Lampoon, comic, satirist and is one of America's most highly respected journalists. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and attended the graduate program at Johns Hopkins before he began his career of skewering both the left and the right with his canny, thorny wit.
O'Rourke has written are The National Lampoon (which he first joined in 1973, becoming editor-in-chief in 1978), Automobile, American Spectator, Playboy, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Harper's. He was also the Foreign Affairs Desk Chief for Rolling Stone, a position which allowed him to expose the hypocrisies of world politics from the Persian Gulf to the Philippines. Currently he is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow of the Cato Institute and a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. Quite a pedigree.
His new book, "Driving Like Crazy" is subtitled: Thirty years of Vehicular hell-bending - Celebrating America the way it's supposed to be - with an oil well in every back yard, a Cadillac in every carport, and the chairman of the federal reserve mowing our lawn.
This should be a great interview!