Friday, October 30, 2009
Here Come the Mummies
Not much is known about the individual men who make up the kooky, funky, R&B band known as Here Come the Mummies. For the most part this is due to their constantly wearing mummy attire while on stage, and having never revealed their true identities. But you don’t have to know who they are to enjoy their unique brand of rocking music and tongue-in-cheek sense of humor with songs like "Pants," "Attack of the Wiener Man", and "It's All About the Sugar." The band is typically comprised of ten mummified members who together have released five albums. They are also rumored to have a number of Grammy awards between them. Follow the Mummies on facebook and twitter.
After walking away from a sweet Wall Street job, Paul Mecurio turned to a life of comedy and hasn't looked back sense. He started as a staff writer for Jay Leno and soon found himself collecting awards for his work with the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" where his duties included warming up the crowd. Now, along with being a top-notch headlining comedian, Mecurio also has a featured on the B&T Show (as well as a new CD) called Image Makeover, and starred in an online video sports series on HBO.com called "Got No Game." On twitter and facebook. Check out Paul's new podcast, "The Paul Mecurio Show." On his most recent episode, he interviews rock legend Paul McCartney.
A little more about Paul's Podcast:
Each week Emmy Winning Comedian, Paul Mecurio, talks with major celebrities and newsmakers on his podcast, "The Paul Mecurio Show," revealing something unique about that person, while giving us insight into Paul's life and view of the world - a world he believes is out to get him and how he thinks he can change or beat that world (so far the score is World: 1,287, Paul: 0). Paul has interviewed "A" list celebrities such as, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Bob Costas, Lewis Black and many more. In this interview, Paul asks former Beatle, Paul McCartney where the confidence came from to radically change the band's sound and direction when they were at the peak of their popularity to create the groundbreaking album, Sgt. Pepper.
Chicago native, Larry Reeb, loves three things, cigars, the Bears and dispensing helpful advice about life to unsuspecting audiences. Oh, and his wife is probably a close fourth. Known around the country as Uncle Lar, Reeb is the guy you do your best to keep the kids away from at the family reunions. He may look like an average guy, but underneath that pale facade lurks a sick and twisted sense of humor. We're not saying you won't find him unbelievably funny, because he is, it's just that you might feel a little dirty for laughing at some of the "Tips from your Uncle Lar.
Many comedians use their own lives as the material for their acts, and Spanky Brown in no different. But when it comes to Spanky, his background is so diverse he should never have a hard time finding jokes. He’s been a car salesman, advertising executive, married, divorced, married again, divorced again, served in the military, is a father and is the son of a preacher. Brown has been featured on BET’s Comic View, The Speed Channel and on satellite radio. Spanky Brown on twitter and facebook. You can also listen to his sports Podcast, The Spanky Brown Show.