Thursday, October 21, 2010
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.
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."
Vote for George
As a member of "The Big Red Machine" in the 70s, George Foster won two World Series Championships with the Cincinnati Reds. During that span, the all-star left fielder won the Silver Slugger Award, the NL MVP and the All-Star Game MVP. These days, Foster is heading up the non-profit organization, Foster Safe Youth Network Foundation (FSYN). FSYN is eligible for a grant of $250,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Project, Refresh Everything. Every month, through Dec. 2010, two projects will be funded by Pepsi in the $250,000 category. The projects are ranked by collecting the most votes all month. The top 100 projects roll over to the next month with another chance to compete. To vote for FSYN, go to www.votegeorgefoster.com
Cheech and Chong
Individually, Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong weren’t on the path to superstardom. In fact, when they met, Cheech was driving a truck and laying carpet while Chong was running the country’s first topless improv club. It was at that club where they teamed up for the first time and discovered that together, there was a comedic magic. With their routines playing off of the hippie, free love and drug culture of the era, Cheech and Chong became a phenomenon in the 70’s and through most of the 80’s, releasing a number of hit comedy albums and starring in some classic films such as Up In Smoke and Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie. After years of working together, the duo went on to pursue successful solo careers. But this was not the end of Cheech and Chong, they've recently joined forces to bring many of their most popular bits to the big screen in animated for in the new movie Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie. Follow Cheech and Chong on twitter.
Comedian. Farmer. Mayor. Drew Hastings' trademark comedy is both hilarious and self-deprecating. His stand up is driven by his own angst and observations on the decline of America. His Farmageddon Tour deals with his misadventures of being the most unlikely farmer you'll ever meet. As the newly-elected mayor of a Midwestern city, he's an anti-authority guy in a position of authority, making him an alternative conservative. From his critically acclaimed, one-hour comedy special, to his multiple appearances on late night television, Drew has done it all.. His Follow Drew on facebook and twitter. Buy his new "Farmageddon" special on Amazon or iTunes.