Monday, May 10, 2010
Lara Spencer is calling in to give us the low down on all the excitement of the goings on in Hollywood. The lovely Lara Spencer is the host of "The Insider" and has also co-hosted a number of Red Carpet events as well as PBS' "Antique Roadshow." Lara has also been seen on "Entertainment Tonight," ABC's "Good Morning America" and on CBS' "The Early Show"
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.
With the release of Phil Mazo's debut comedy album, Pervert, chicks are taking notice. iTunes featured the album, which cracked the Top 40 in their Comedy Chart and is averaging 4 out of 5 stars from over 30 customer reviews. His role in the film High Hopes helped earn it an acceptance into the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, as well as HBO's 2008 New York International Latino Film Festival. In the film, Phil plays two separate characters. He is also starring in a national commercial for CarMax. He is one of only ten comedians selected to perform in The New York City Underground Comedy Festival's 2008 Emerging Comic's Contest and was recognized by the festival in 2005 as one of the best comedians under 30. He is also a winner of The 2004 Comedy Soapbox Festival. Phil’s writing has appeared in the New York Post, Sports Illustrated and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jokes, and his standup is in regular rotation on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Raw Dog Comedy channel and AOL Radio's Comedy Attack! station. His many national radio appearances include Bob & Sheri and a recurring stint on The Joey Reynolds Show. Phil has also performed at over 70 colleges, including his participation in Comedy Express TV’s Comedy X Tour - broadcast on XM Satellite Radio’s National Lampoon Comedy Radio channel. In addition to performing, Phil is a cartoonist, musician, and filmmaker whose comedy videos have attracted over 350 subscribers on YouTube alone.
Taking on Iron Man
Actor and Comedian Garry Shandling is best known for his top-rated, and critically acclaimed parody of late night television, “The Larry Sanders Show,” which aired on the HBO through most of the ‘90s. Before that, he was also a popular standup comedian, guest host of The Tonight Show and star of another cable series “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” on Showtime. This summer you can find Shandling in the first Hollywood blockbuster of the season, Iron Man 2, in which he plays Senator Stern, a member of congress who is focused on having Tony Start turn over the Iron Man armor to the US government. Iron Man 2 opens this Friday in theaters everywhere.