Monday, June 28, 2010
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival on June 26th 2010 will be a day-long musical celebration in Chicago featuring legendary guitarists and artistic collaborations by Eric and his friends including Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, ZZ Top, and more. The Crossroads Guitar Festival is a music festival and benefit concert first held in 2004 and again in 2007 and 2010. The festivals benefit the Crossroads Centre founded by Eric Clapton, a drug treatment center located in Antigua. The concerts are also intended to be a showcase for a variety of guitarists. All were hand-picked by Eric Clapton himself, who addressed the 2007 audience, saying that each were some of the very best, and those who had earned his respect. Sal Cirrincione was on hand for the event and will be giving us a full report.
Andy Kindler is a legend among his peers for being one of the bravest men in comedy, because while many others write jokes about relationships, airlines, bathroom habits or even pop culture, Andy enjoys talking about a topic that has long been taboo, the profession of stand-up comedy. For example, not only does Kindler give a humorous dissertation on “The State of the Industry” at the world famous Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal each year, he's also the author of the National Lampoon article, The Hack’s Handbook, which is a satirical "how-to guide" for up and coming comics. When not analyzing the joke business, Andy is a regular contributor to "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Daily Show" and hosts "Live at Gotham" on Comedy Central. Andy has also served as one of the judges on NBC's reality show "Last Comic Standing" and was the voice of Mort the Mortician on the FOX animated series "Bob's Burgers." Follow Andy on Twitter.
Need to Know
Comedian, author and blogger Andy Barowitz has a new gig on PBS hosting the show "Need to Know." Borowitz is a comedian and satirist whose work appears in The New Yorker and at his award-winning website, BorowitzReport.com. He was the first-ever winner of the National Press Club’s award for humor. The Borowitz Report is syndicated by Creators Syndicate in newspapers and magazines and on websites around the world, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, The Hartford Courant and Truthdig.com.
Comedian Marc Yaffee is a man of the world. He’s performed all over the United States as well as the Middle East, the Pacific and Asia but his international flair pertains to more than just his resume. Marc was born in East L.A. and was adopted by a Mexican mother and a Jewish father. Later, Yaffee was contacted by his birth mother who informed him of his Mexican-Irish-Navajo heritage. All these factors combined have helped this talented writer and performer gain a unique perspective on the world, and created an original but relatable comedy style. Marc regularly performs in comedy clubs, casinos and corporate events and wrote for George Carlin’s Laugh.com. Marc on twitter and facebook.
Comedian Pat Dixon spends much of his time in New York City when he's not on the road performing. And while he's there, he often reads thew news. And being that he's a comedian, he can't help but have an opinion on the goings on in the world. And what better outlet for those stories, ripped from the headlines, than the BOB&TOM Show. In other news, Pat Dixon is has a brand new comedy CD titled, Goodbye Forever Fatty that is also now available on iTunes. Follow Pat on twitter and facebook and check out his new podcast, "The new York City Crime Report w/ Pat Dixon."