Thursday, November 4, 2010
He's indignant, he's exasperated, he's "America's foremost commentator on everything," he's comedian Lewis Black. Along with stand-up comedy, Black is also an actor, playwright, Broadway star, makes regular appearances on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," hosted the Comedy Central show "Root of All Evil," wrote the book I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas, and is a Grammy Award winner. And somehow through all that, he still finds time to perform stand-up, and is currently on his aptly named "The Rant is Due" tour. Follow Lewis on Facebook and twitter.
Not satisfied with being one of the few accountants at a 'Big Five' firm with a good sense of humor, John Garrett instead chose to be one of the only standup comedians in the world with a CPA. Now he's able take the stage at colleges and clubs around the country and poke fun at the corporate world he couldn’t wait to leave. Plus, he never has to set foot in a cubical again. When people come to see one of John's shows, they quickly realize that he's the kind of guy they'd love to have working in their office, that is of course, unless they're one of his former managers. Follow John Garrett on twitter.
Pete Lee may not be a household name now, but he’s already proven that if he enters a televised comedy competition, he'll finish toward the top. Twice he’s been entered in competitions on Comedy Central, and twice he’s come up just short of winning. Self described as an adorable, smart mouth with a 12th grade vocabulary, Lee is constantly pursuing acting work along with his ever expanding stand-up career. He’s appeared in television commercials for McDonalds and Michelob and also had a role in the film A Prairie Home Companion. Pete on Facebook and twitter.
Pete's got a number of short comedy videos online. Check them out by clicking here.
Joel McHale has the type of job most of us would love to have. He spends the week watching television, then picks the funniest, most outrageous, and completely mindless clips to show us each week on his show "The Soup," (not to be confused with it’s predecessor, "Talk Soup") On the show, Joel skewers talk shows, reality TV, morning shows, and idiotic celebrities while at the same time poking fun at all things pop culture. When not in front of his television or the studio camera, Joel still finds time to perform stand-up comedy around the country. He’s also becoming quite the actor, having appeared on the shows "Pushing Daisies" and "CSI: Miami," and in the films The Onion Movie, Lords of Dogtown and in the NBC sitcom, Community. Follow Joel on twitter.
Todd Ricketts, co-owner of one of the most storied franchises in all of sports, The Chicago Cubs, went undercover as a maintenance worker for the CBS show "Undercover Boss." Unfortunately for him, he couldn't cut it and was fired after only two days on the job. After that, he grew facial hair and donned glasses during the nine-game homestand, where he was followed by film crews while working on the grounds crew, as a vendor, in the Captain Morgan Club and even emptying trash outside the ballpark. He had to do this because when he got a job. See how the story all unfolds on "Undercover Boss," this Sunday at 9PM ET on CBS.