Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Nick Swardson is the latest comedian to emerge as a triple threat: comedian, actor and writer/producer. He began doing stand-up at the age of 18, and within one year he was chosen to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. In 2000 he hit a milestone in his career when he taped his Comedy Central half-hour special at the age of 22 (the youngest to do so). Nick then moved to L.A. to focus on his acting and writing. In the summer of 2003 he wrote a script with Jamie Kennedy called "Suckaz," which then became Malibu's Most Wanted. Nick's other film credits include Art School Confidential, Blades of Glory, and You Don't Mess with the Zohan." He also played the roller-skating frequent felon, Terry, on "Reno: 911!" stared on the Comedy Central show "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time." and is set to star in the new film 30 Minutes or Less.
Whiter Shades of Pale
When internet copy writer Christian Lander started the blog stuffwhitepeople.com like, he had no idea the phenomenon he'd created. Two best-selling books later, he's starting to figure it out. What began as a way for him to mock himself, and others like him has since turned into a tongue-in-cheek study of the many progressive, educated, upper-middle-class whites who think they are beyond ethnicity or collectively shared tastes, styles or outlook. While his website is still active, you can also find his views on White People (like him) in his books Stuff White People Like and Whiter Shades of Pale.
Jeff Oskay has made finding faults in himself and others an art form. Through his tales of ‘Bad Life Choices’, he shows us that we are all human and that we should all laugh at ourselves. Whether you're eighteen or eighty, you will find his comedy accessible and hilarious. Along with comedy, he’s divorced, has a child, always take the easy way out, and once had a day job where he did nothing but slice fruit for nine hours straight every day, seven days a week. He also appeared on the B&T album "Crushed Nuts" and hosts his own podcast. Follow Jeff on facebook and twitter.
It's time for another exciting episode of the best joke filled, news feature hosted by a stand-up comedian named Bob Zany, The Zany Report. But the Report isn't the only thing you'll get when Bob calls in, we'll also find out where he's playing next, Bing Crosby will tell a joke, and some lucky fan will win prizes after fixing one Zany's less than successful punch lines. So you'd better tune it because it's going to be huge! In other news, Bob was recently featured in the Matt Damon film, The Informant! and is the star of the new documentary Close But No Cigar: Bob Zany which you can find here and pre-order the 2-DVD set here. Follow Bob on Facebook and twitter. Bob also has a new Podcast, "The Bob Zany Show" with Zan Aufdeerheide.
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.