Thursday, September 10, 2009
Super Comedy Troopers
Individually they are Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske but together they form the filmmaking comedy team Broken Lizard, the men responsible for the films Super Troopers and Beerfest. The guys formed Broken Lizard over a decade ago while attending school at Colgate University. After graduating, they took their act to New York where they soon found themselves in the movie making business, writing and directing their first film, Puddle Cruisers. That film went on to a number of festivals, but it was their second film Super Troopers that really put them on the map, making $20 Million at the box office and selling over 5 million copies on DVD. The guys are currently putting the finishing touches on their newest movie, The Slammin’ Salmon, and touring the country with a live stage show.
David Alan Grier
You wouldn't know it these days, but comedian David Alan Grier actually got his start in show business as a dramatic theater actor. That all changed after meeting up with Keenan Ivory Wayans and starring in a couple of cult films and the hit TV sketch comedy show, "In Living Color." From there, Grier went on to appear in a number of sitcoms including "DAG," "Life With Bonnie" and "My Wife and Kids," and he began writing and performing standup comedy. Along with touring clubs around the country, Grier’s standup was also featured on Comedy Central as the host of "Premium Blend." He’s also hosted the shows "Chocolate News" and "Thank God You’re Here," returned to theater acting, and will appear in the films Hoodwinked Too and Something Like Business. Follow David on twitter.
Chris Hardwick is on a mission. He wants to prove once and for all that being a nerd is nothing to be ashamed of; that one can live the “Nerdist” lifestyle without being a stereotypical geekwad. He’s doing this with stand-up comedy, writing for WIRED Magazine, writing horror movie soundtracks and starring in movies like Terminator 3 and House of 1000 Corpses. He's also the host of "Talking Dead," a show that takes a deeper look at AMC's hit zombie drama "The Walking Dead." You can follow Chris on facebook and twitter.
Need a song about your governor? How about Flag Day? Tim Cavanagh is the man for the job. Hey, he’s even written a ditty about Writer’s Block! No subject is taboo – uh, oh, yeah, he’s even written a song about that! You never know what Tim’s next target will be. On the show, Tim is famous for previously being the"One-Minute Song Guy" and currently for his Cavalcade of Celebrity Birthdays feature. He hails from Chicago and is a huge White Sox fan!. Follow tim on twitter.
Check out the Spray Tan Photos from Tim's previous visit!
Are You the Fifth Beatle?
Harmonix first changed the course of gaming history by developing Guitar Hero, which people with absolutely no musical talent to pick up a “guitar” and rock along with their favorite bands. Then, they revolutionized music gaming with the release of Rock Band, which expanded the experience to include letting your friends join in on drums and vocals. But Josh Randall wasn’t done yet, he was set to revolutionize his own game series by launching one of the most anticipated sequels of all time, Beatles Rock Band. Randall was the creative director of a game where you can play along with the Beatles, following them throughout their career. And what’s even more exciting, you can do it by playing replicas of the Fab Four’s instruments.