Thursday, August 13, 2009
Born and raised in Greenville, SC, platinum-selling singer/songwriter Edwin McCain has had quite the career but has never felt the need to move far from home. Still living in the area where he began his musical career, McCain has developed his mix of southern soul and acoustic storytelling into nearly two decades of hit making. His songs, including “I Could Not Ask For More,” are not only international hits, they’ve also been featured in movies and TV shows, and “I’ll Be” was voted the best wedding song of all time by over a million viewers of “The Dr. Phil Show.” Along with touring the country, McCain has recently released a Great Hits album available now.
Reno Collier began his career headed down the same path that most standup comedians find themselves on, the road to becoming an elementary school PE teacher. That road took an interesting detour when Reno came to the realization that teachers aren't normally among the top wage earners in America. To supplement his meager income, Collier decided his best bet was to become a part-time bartender at the local comedy club. This move got him more than a little extra spending money when one fateful open mic night he took a chance and came out from behind the bar to try his hand at comedy. It didn’t take long for Reno to permanently hang up his whistle and retire his gym shorts. Reno is currently serving as the host of the new Animal Planet reality series, "Top Hooker." And no, it's not about what you think. Follow Reno on twitter.
Comedian Jackie Kashian got her first taste for comedy while heckling Sam Kinison in a Madison, WI comedy club back in 1985. Management told her that if she wanted to be the center of attention, open mic night was on Sundays. 25 Years later, she’s the one on stage dealing with drunk patrons. This L.A. resident has starred in a couple of one-woman shows, has been featured on Comedy Central, NBC, VH1, A&E and ABC Australia and guest starred as a cop on the last season of "Murphy Brown." Follow Jackie on twitter.