Thursday, October 29, 2009
Fans of Walter the old man, José Jalapeno, Peanut the Woozel and Achmed the Dead Terrorist may not realize this, but the actual mastermind behind them all is their on-stage straight man, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. But we don't think Dunham minds sharing the spotlight with his alter egos because they've helped him become one of the biggest draws in comedy, which is evident by the sheer number of comedy specials he’s appeared in, and the size of the venues he's selling out. You can now read all about Jeff's (and all of his personalities') life story in the new book All By My Selves. You can also see him and all his pals on the new Comedy Central special, "Minding The Monsters" which airs on Sunday October 7th at 9PM. Follow Jeff on twitter.
Famous for his starring roles on both the US and UK versions of the improv comedy show "Whose Line is it Anyway?," Greg Proops can actually be found all over television. This San Francisco native has been seen on "Last Comic Standing," "Ugly Betty," "The Late Late Show," "The Drew Carey Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," The Travel Channel and ESPN Classics just to name a few. Along with Stand-Up comedy, Proops has also been the host of his own L.A. talk show, a fashion cop on the TV Guide Channel, is the voice of the popular children’s character Bob the Builder on PBS and has won celebrity editions of "Weakest Link," "Win Ben Stein’s Money" and "Rock & Roll Jeopardy." Follow Greg on twitter and facebook and check out his "Proopcast," The Smartest Man in the World.
Comedian. Farmer. Mayor. Drew Hastings' trademark comedy is both hilarious and self-deprecating. His stand up is driven by his own angst and observations on the decline of America. His Farmageddon Tour deals with his misadventures of being the most unlikely farmer you'll ever meet. As the newly-elected mayor of a Midwestern city, he's an anti-authority guy in a position of authority, making him an alternative conservative. From his critically acclaimed, one-hour comedy special, to his multiple appearances on late night television, Drew has done it all.. His Follow Drew on facebook and twitter. Buy his new "Farmageddon" special on Amazon or iTunes.
Comedy From Overseas
Having been born in the former Soviet Republic in the city of Minsk, Daniel Kinno is able to delivery insightful observations about everything from pop culture to relationships from a truly unique perspective. His musings have been featured on MTV, Game Show Network and the WB, and back in 2004, he starred in a national ad campaign for ESPN. Since moving to the US and settling in Columbus, OH, Daniel hasn’t been afraid to head back overseas. He just recently returned from Afghanistan as part of the USO tour.