Thursday, January 14, 2010
With a nicely pressed shirt and a sarcastic sense of humor, comedian Keith Alberstadt is laid back and easy to enjoy. And while it may be true that you don't know Keith personally, he’ll still remind you of your witty uncle, clueless bachelor friend and favorite drinking buddy all in one. Keith writes jokes for SNL's Weekend Update, has participated in a number of comedy festivals, continues to take part in the Comics on Duty Tour over in the Middle East and has released a number of CDs, including "It's Pronounced Jenkins." In other news, Keith was recently named "Best of the Fest" at the 2012 Aspen Laff Fest. Keith's facebook page.
If you ask him, or check out his media kit, Mark Sweeney will tell you he's a "professional comedian," even though his credits also include acting roles in "Boston Public," "The Visitor," and "Days of Our Lives." Along with those TV programs, Sweenz has also starred in several independent films which leads us to believe he's done a lot of porn. The four years he spent in the US Marines were forgettable, either that or he just can't remember them. Though his military history is a bit fuzzy, he's constantly being reminded that at some point he attended college, which is why he's still on the run from the student loan collectors. Mark Sweeney has also recently written his first book, Court Jester: The Making of a Comedian. Follow Mark on twitter.
Having worked in just about every type of venue possible, Tommy Blaze can comfortably be called a true veteran of comedy. But his resume extends well beyond the confines of the stage; Blaze is also a veteran of both film and TV. He was a series regular on the nightly comedy series The Newz, appeared in the hit show Friends and has starred in the moviesRumpelstiltskin and Viewer Discretion Advised. He's also got a new comedy album, I Love You Now Shut Up. Also, you can check out Tommy's new comic strip Knocking on Heavens Door. Follow Tommy on facebook and twitter.
Joel McHale has the type of job most of us would love to have. He spends the week watching television, then picks the funniest, most outrageous, and completely mindless clips to show us each week on his show "The Soup," (not to be confused with it’s predecessor, "Talk Soup") On the show, Joel skewers talk shows, reality TV, morning shows, and idiotic celebrities while at the same time poking fun at all things pop culture. When not in front of his television or the studio camera, Joel still finds time to perform stand-up comedy around the country. He’s also becoming quite the actor, having appeared on the shows "Pushing Daisies" and "CSI: Miami," and in the films The Onion Movie, Lords of Dogtown and in the NBC sitcom, Community. Follow Joel on twitter.