Thursday, December 3, 2009
Nick Griffin began doing standup comedy back in 1987 as a way to voice his frustrations with life and to avoid having a job with a boss. Sure he may be dark, cynical, depressed and has a problem getting along with women, but Griffin is one of our absolute favorite guests and is a must see if he performs in a club near you. Nick has been featured on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "The Late Show w/ David Letterman," "The Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson" and recently finished a brand new comedy CD "Bring Out the Monkey." Follow Nick on twitter and facebook.
Behind the Glass
Though in the past he has taken time off to pursue other interests such as writing, producing and starring in television shows, films, Todd Glass is back on stage doing the job that made him famous, standup comedy. He’s been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, and starred in Season's 2 & 3 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. He recently embarked on a tour with actor/comedian David Spade, but is now once again on his own traveling around the Country. He's currently working on a show called Todd Glass Saves America and he continues to create short films, many of which can be seen on Myspace.
Keeping Up with Bruce Jenner
Before Bruce Jenner was the father figure to the Kim Kardashian and her sisters on E!’s popular reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” he was actually more well known as the “World’s Greatest Athlete.” Jenner captivated the world when he won a gold medal and broke the world record by scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Since then Jenner has gone on to star in a number of infomercials, has appeared in numerous shows, has worked with NBC as a commentator for a number of sports, and was recently appointed as the Athletic Boxing Commissioner for the State of California. In his spare time, Jenner is also a motivational speaker. His message is about “Finding the Champion Within,” which is also the subject of his book.
Making a Stand-up Guy
Charlie Murphy is the outrageously funny comedian from Chappelle's Show, whose breakout role, as himself, in his True Hollywood Stories about Rick James and Prince rank among the best sketch comedy performances of all time. A successful stand-up comedian, screenwriter, and actor, Charlie has led an incredible life of highs and lows on his way to becoming a stand-up guy. In fact, many of these stories can be found in his new book The Making of a Stand-Up Guy. In this memoir, Charlie details his life on the road with brother Eddie Murphy, his nights on the town with Rick James, getting into trouble with gangs as a teen, doing time in jail and serving in the Navy.