Thursday, July 22, 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.
Anyone who has ever spent any time listening to the BOB&TOM show has no doubt heard a song by legendary comedian Heywood Banks. That’s because Heywood’s catalogue of classic tunes includes fan favorites like "Big Butter Jesus," "I Like Summer," "Toast," "18 Wheels on a Big Rig," "Punjab" and "Wiper Blades" just to name a few. In fact, Heywood has appeared on 36 of BOB&TOM’s comedy albums, more than any other artist by far. We’ve just been informed that Heywood may be adding to his already extensive list of songs when he visits us next. Now we’re just hoping he knows the lyrics. Check out Heywood in "GeoPirates."
Jamie Kaler decided early on that he was going to take as much out of life as he possible could. After growing up as the youngest of a large family in a small town in New Hampshire,Kaler attended school at Boston University, fulfilled his obligation to Uncle Sam on Navy destroyers stationed in Hong Kong, Bangkok and the Persian Golf, and the returned to the US where he became a bartender, actor and stand-up comedian. Not too shabby. These days you can find him on stages across the country and on the TBS sitcom My Boys alongside Jim Gaffigan.
My Boys on Tour
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Bunin spent the majority of his youth in Las Vegas where he attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and studied Theater Arts. His improvisational skills were honed at The Second City Players Workshop in Chicago and the famed Groundlings in Los Angeles. Bunin has been a staple at The Improv Olympic West in Los Angeles where he continues to display his improvisational talents. He currently travels around the country performing stand-up comedy when he's not starring in the TBS sitcom "My Boys"
A Village Lost and Found
With a musical career spanning four decades, Queen founding member Brian May is a world-renowned guitarist and songwriter, with production and performance credits on recordings, which have sold in excess of 100 million copies worldwide. Brian has penned 22 worldwide hits for Queen, among them the anthems “We Will Rock You”, “The Show Must Go On” and “I Want It All”, and powerful ballads, including “Who Wants To Live Forever”, “No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)” and “Save Me”. As a successful and respected solo artist, Brian’s recordings include albums Back To The Light, featuring “Too Much Love Will Kill You” and “Driven By You”, both Ivor Novello Award winners, and 1998's Another World. He's also got a brand new book out, A Village Lost and Found, that is available now.
An Aussie in America
Tim Bateman is an "Australian" comedian living and working in the United States. His look at American culture through Australian eyes gives him a unique perspective and makes for some terrifically funny stuff. Tim has been mistaken for every nationality under the sun his stories and one liners about his experiences with a strong Australian accent are hilarious. He has traveled worldwide and intertwines stories and accents from afar into his act. Bottom line, he'll have you laughing with unique perspectives and experiences from his life and a stage persona that pokes fun at himself and is warm and inviting.