Tuesday, September 22, 2009
He's indignant, he's exasperated, he's "America's foremost commentator on everything," he's comedian Lewis Black. Along with stand-up comedy, Black is also an actor, playwright, Broadway star, makes regular appearances on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," hosted the Comedy Central show "Root of All Evil," wrote the book I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas, and is a Grammy Award winner. And somehow through all that, he still finds time to perform stand-up, and is currently set to debut his new comedy special "Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata" which will be available LIVE on PPV Saturday, August 24 at 9:30. Follow Lewis on Facebook and twitter.
Much Earlier With Craig Ferguson
When Craig Ferguson was chosen to take over the reins of "The Late Late Show," the last thing most critics expected was for this "Drew Carey Show" star to out-perform the previous hosts, but that's exactly what he's done. But this came as no surprise to the Scotland native, Ferguson has been excelling at every form of entertainment he's attempted. An author, filmmaker, actor and musician, Ferguson has done it all. Now, even while filming nightly episodes of his popular late-night talk show, Craig is on the road performing standup comedy across the country. It's the same great comedy you've grown to love without the annoying commercial breaks.
FACTOID - The majority of Craig Ferguson's opening monologue on The Late Late Show is improvised.
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of 11 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s. Jeff is also no stranger to television, have starred in multiple shows and as host of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" CBS' "The American Baking Competition" and the hit GSN gameshow, "American Bible Challenge." Follow Jeff on facebook.
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.
Mike Birbiglia is not only a popular and successful stand-up comedian, he's also starred in the one-man off-Broadway shows "Sleepwalk With Me" and "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend," is the author of the book, “Sleepwalk With Me And Other Painfully True Stories,” and wrote, starred in and directed the film Sleepwalk with Me (which was based on his one-man-show, which in turn was based on his real life experiences). The film received much critical acclaim and also won the the Best Of NEXT audience award at the Sundance Film Festival. Mike is currently back out on tour. You can follow Mike on twitter and facebook.