Friday, March 26, 2010
For the most part, audiences only knew Kevin Pollak as one of Hollywood’s finest character actors, forgetting that he is also one the best standup comedians in the country. But that would all change when Kevin, performing as Christopher Walken, uttered the sentence, “Frankenstein never scared me; marsupials do, because they’re fast.” In that instant, he had created a catchphrase that would remain in our usage for years to come. This isn't meant to downplay his fine film work in movies like A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects and The Whole Nine Yards, but we’re talking about a piece that remains among B&T's most requested bits. On that note, Kevin has created a new podcast called "Talkin Walken" in which he only speaks as Christopher Walken. It's already cracked the iTunes Top 10 Follow Kevin on twitter. You can also buy Kevin's new book How I Slept My Way to the Middle.
Costaki Economopoulos is a comedian, true, but he's also a football fan. Those two factors alone make him the perfect candidate to give us a comedic look back at the NFL each week with his new feature that's also been picked up by The Huffington Post and Bleacher Report. With his Greek heritage, it's not surprising that he's been described as a “joke philosopher,” and we're sure he's not the only one saying that. Costaki is also a talented joke writer who's punchlines have been heard on "The Tonight Show," Showtime, BET, and MTV. Follow Costaki on facebook and twitter.
The Doctor of Shock
Daniel Roebuck has been a familiar face on television over the last 20 years, he was a regular for three seasons on the evergreen hit drama, "Matlock", portraying attorney 'Cliff Lewis," the junior partner of the law firm headed by Andy Griffith's beloved character, Ben Matlock. More recently, he played doomed high school teacher "Artz" on the hit ABC drama "LOST" but has also portrayed Jay Leno in the movie "The Late Shift," a super villain attempting world domination on Lois and Clark, a Romulan on Star Trek, an Army lieutenant on The West Wing, a sex addict on "Six Feet Under," a distraught husband on "ER" and a fleeing mob accountant on "Monk." Other recent credits include "NCIS," "Ghost Whisperer", "CSI," and Desperate Housewives." You may also know Roebuck by his alter ego, the horror host Dr. Shocker.