Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Fans of Walter the old man, José Jalapeno, and Achmed the Dead Terrorist may not realize this, but the actual mastermind behind them all is their on-stage straight man, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. But we don't think Dunham minds sharing the spotlight with his alter egos because they've helped him become one of the biggest draws in comedy, which is evident by the sheer number of comedy specials he’s appeared in, and the size of the venues he's selling out. You can now read all about Jeff's (and all of his personalities') life story in the new book All By My Selves. You can also see him and all his pals on the new Comedy Central special, "Minding The Monsters" which airs on Sunday October 7th at 9PM. Follow Jeff on twitter.
Our good friend, comedian Rob Haney is known to be an extremely funny guy, a wonderful joke teller, and most importantly, extremely cheap, (or as he likes to spin it, "price conscience"). Astute listeners out there will recognize his voice from the famous Dog for Sale joke that appears on the album Gone Wild. When not on the road performing, Rob Haney lives in Dayton, OH where he owns the world famous Wiley's Comedy Club.
Ross Bennett's entertainment career began when he dropped out of West Point during his sophomore year in order to take up a life of comedy and theater. He claims this is the best thing he's ever done for his country. Though his parents didn't find the career change all that humorous at first, who's laughing now that Bennett has been able to make a name (or two, he used to be known as Eddie Strange) for himself doing work he loves. Ross recently released his a brand new DVD, Alive and Floatin', and you can watch the trailer for his new special, "On the Road" by clicking here. Follow Ross on twitter.
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.