Friday, March 4, 2011
Marc Maron, professional standup comedian, actor, and writer is a true storyteller. While on stage, Maron enjoys entertaining audiences with his political commentary, insights into human nature, and good old-fashioned funny stores, but his first priority is making them think. Many of Marc’s titillating tales appear in his first book, The Jerusalem Syndrome, which is based on his popular one-man show. Though Marc has a tough time describing exactly what it is he does on stage, other's have labeled him as heady, brilliant, angry, a satirist, a cultural critic or an Iggy Pop Woody Allen. Follow Marc on Twitter. You can also listen to his podcast "WTF w/ Marc Maron."
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.
Steve Wilson is only in his mid thirties and yet he’s been performing standup comedy for nearly 20 years. After doing some quick calculations in our heads, that means he’s been working since he was around 16 years-old. Of course, when you learn he was raised by 11 women, it’s easy to see why he was in such a hurry to get out of the house. Steve has been featured on BET, ABC, Showtime and Comedy Central, and during football season he enjoys text messaging with Tom to talk smack about each other's favorite NFL teams. Follow Steve on twitter.
Ryan Singer is the rarest of breeds: A comic’s comic who electrifies mainstream audiences with material that is both uncompromising and unpretentious. Those who enter Singer’s world will be rewarded with knowledge of the connections between dimwitted hunters and Tyra Banks, cookies and racial tension, and even gay marriage and dragons, courtesy of a comedian who expertly connects insanity and brilliance. He was one of 4 finalist in CMT’s "Next Big Comic" Contest, has appeared on Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight. Ryan on twitter and Facebook.
The self proclaimed quiet one of the group, Butch Trucks has been playing the drums and laying down the beats for The Allman Brothers Band for almost four decades. Now, along with his nephew Derek Trucks, he still tours with the band to this day.