Friday, January 14, 2011
Seth Rogen has become one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood after teaming up with his “Freaks and Geeks” buddy Judd Apatow to create a number of hit comedy films including The 40-Year Old Virgin, Pineapple Express and Superbad. But Rogen’s string of successful projects goes beyond comedy as he's recently starred in the super hero action film The Green Hornet, and in the new film that's getting a lot of Oscar buzz already, 50/50.
At age 14, Hal Sparks decided he was tired of "country livin'" and moved to Chicago to live with his father. It was there he ventured into acting school which eventually lead him to stand-up comedy. After graduating from high school, Sparks packed up and left for Hollywood where he spent the next 10 years trying to make it in the business. This effort paid off when he landed the hosting gig on E!'s popular series "Talk Soup." Since then, Hal has been back on the road, spending his time with his first love, stand-up comedy.
Andrew Zimmern is a writer, TV personality, chef, and teacher. A New York City native, he began his formal culinary training at the age of 14, apprenticing with some of the greatest chefs in the world. As the co-creator, host and contributing producer of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew travels the world, tasting the most unique, traditional fare he can find. From restaurants to jungle markets, it's all about discovering the authentic, immersive experience. So whether he's chasing down large water rodents in the Louisiana bayou, fishing for piranha on the Amazon or flushing out cave bats in Malaysia, you can be sure the guy with the iron stomach will dish up the unimaginable. Andrew on twitter.
Comedian Sean Morey has been a friend of the BOB&TOM show for longer than we can remember and his songs have been popping up on our albums since the 80's. But we're not the only ones that enjoy his music; he recently placed first and third in the comedy division of the International Songwriting Contest with his tunes "Dear Santa" and "The A.D.D. Song." Along with those two favorites, Morey is famous for his other tunes "The Man Song," "The Woman Song," "The Man That Doesn't Exist" and "Dickin' Around at Work."
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.
He's Hampton Yount, and he's a comedian and webcomic writer. Born in Virginia, Yount started comedy in DC, then moved to Los Angeles after winning the DC Improv Comedy Competition in 2008. He also won other less important comedy contests, but that's not important right now. When not on stage, Yount has developed a popular webcomic with his brother Clay. You can view it at robandelliot.com and join it's already awesome fanbase.