Friday, December 11, 2009
Growing up in a world where he was saturated with country music, bad haircuts and Catholic schools, James Johann had no choice but to turn to stand-up comedy to keep from going insane. Well, it was either that or professional therapy, and this option was a lot cheaper than a shrink. And while he may look young, don’t let James Johann's boyish appearance fool you, he’s actually a long-time veteran of the joke-telling business. In those years behind the mic, he's been able to hone his high-energy comedy and perfect his self-deprecating sense of humor into what audiences now enjoy today. James on twitter and facebook.
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.
John Feinstein is one of the most celebrated and enjoyed sports writers of all time. From the hardwood of basketball (A Season on the Brink), to the football gridiron (Next Man Up) and even the lushes green fairways of golf (A Good Walk Spoiled), Feinstein has covered and written a book on just about every major sporting event known to man, but he also occasionally writes mystery novels including Change-Up, Last Shot, Cover-Up and his newest book Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics. If you'd like to know more about Feinstein, check out his blog Feinstein On the Brink.
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.