Thursday, April 15, 2010
For the past decade, comedian Bill Burr has been working hard (performing over 300 shows a year) to establish himself as one of the finest standup comics in the business. It doesn’t matter if he’s performing on "Late Night With Conan O’Brien" or "Showtime at the Apollo;" Bill Burr finds a way to connect with any audience. In his early days of comedy, he did this by making fun of his lunatic father, but these days he covers everything from current events to, well, his lunatic father. Burr has been featured on "The Late Show with David Letterman," starred in two films, and has even popped up on "Breaking Bad." Follow Bill on 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.
Chicken Lickin Good
Andy Ritchie is a comedian, and that's about all you're going to know about him until he joins us live in the studio. With little to no bio available on the man, he prefers to let his stand-up comedy do the talking. So make up your own story, and prepare to see if it's anything like the real guy when he stops by. At least you can check out some of his pictures and video clips on his MySpace page.
Ben "Coach" Wade
The Dragon Slayer
Benjamin Wade is known by many names. As the head women's soccer coach at the Southwest Baptist University in Missouri, he is called "Coach Wade," but he also goes by “Maestro” due to role as an artistic director and conductor of a California symphony orchestra. A skilled musician, Coach was traveling the world playing the trumpet before most kids could even spell "trumpet." Aside from setting the world record for the longest solo kayak expedition on the ocean (an amazing 6,132 miles), Coach has also been attacked by a tiger shark, stalked by a jaguar in the Amazon and has been bitten by a piranha on his right hand. With all that in mind, it's not surprising that wade was a natural fit on the CBS reality show "Survivor" where he was not only known as coach, but also gave himself the nickname "The Dragon Slayer." After becoming one of the most colorful and memorable players in the game's 10 year history, Wade was asked to return for the show's 20th season "Heroes vs. Villains" where he was the 9th person voted out.