Thursday, April 14, 2011
During its run on NBC, Paul Reiser's show "Mad About You" garnered multiple Emmy, Golden Glove, American Comedy Award and SAG awards and nominations. With that in mind, it makes perfect sense that NBC would welcome him back with open arms when he stars in his new sitcom, "The Paul Reiser Show." Along with acting, Reiser is also an accomplished stand-up comedian and author. He wrote the book Couplehood, which sold over 2 Million copies, and starred in a number of films including Beverly Hills Cop 1 & 2, Aliens, Bye Bye Love and in the television series "My Two Dads."
Though he’s known primarily for his five-year run on the hit FOX television series "Living Single," John Henton has actually been a professional stand-up comedian since 1988. He’s been featured on "Premium Blend," Showtime and "The Tonight Show" with both Johnny and Jay. With a topical and observational type of humor that goes far beyond the characters he played on "Living Single" and "The Hughley’s," Henton has developed into a crowd favorite and one you won’t want to miss.
Singer/songwriter John Waite has enjoyed his fair share of success over his 30 years in the music industry. His career began with the English rock band, The Babys, back in 1975, and it didn't take long before the group was a hit all over Europe. Waite’s first success as a solo act came in the early eighties when he topped the charts with the rock ballad, "Missing You," which has remained a radio staple for over 20 years. Later that same decade, Waite returned to #1 on the pop charts when he formed the group Bad English and released the song "When I See You Smile." These days, Waite is once again a solo act, but is as popular as ever. He still tours around the country and just released a brand new album, Rough & Tumble. Follow John on Twitter
If you ask him, or check out his media kit, Mark Sweeney will tell you he's a "professional comedian," even though his credits also include acting roles in "Boston Public," "The Visitor," and "Days of Our Lives." Along with those TV programs, Sweenz has also starred in several independent films which leads us to believe he's done a lot of porn. The four years he spent in the US Marines were forgettable, either that or he just can't remember them. Though his military history is a bit fuzzy, he's constantly being reminded that at some point he attended college, which is why he's still on the run from the student loan collectors. Mark Sweeney has also recently written his first book, Court Jester: The Making of a Comedian. Follow Mark on twitter.
Rick Dale is an expert restorer of classic objects and artifacts with nearly 30 years in the business and his own shop in Las Vegas where he transforms the rustiest and most beat-up items into like-new products that can fetch a big price tag. He doesn't shy away from a challenge and has worked on items as varied as a beaten-down 1940s gas pump, a rusted-out 1950s soda machine and a classic jukebox with a complex mechanical design, upping the value by restoring them to mint working condition. At the age of 9, Rick took on his first restoration project, revitalizing a beat-up bicycle that was a gift from his father. He hasn't looked back since. You can catch Rick, and all his family members that work with him on the new History Channel series, "American Restoration."