Thursday, May 26, 2011
Front man for the legendary rock band AC/CD Brian Johnson has two passions, rock & roll and fast cars. And both of these are covered in depth in his new memoir, Rockers and Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir. Brian has been the lead singer of AC/DC since 1980, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with them in 2003.
Valarie Storm got her first big laughs during the question and answer round of the Little Miss Fort Myers Beauty pageant at the age of five years old. Not long after though, she discovered that sarcasm isn't a trait much appreciated in the educational system. That's when she decided stand-up comedy was the career path for her. Since that time, she's performed in clubs across the country and been invited to multiple comedy competitions. She also starred in the independent film Pose Down.
Anyone who has ever spent any time listening to the BOB&TOM show has no doubt heard a song by legendary comedian Heywood Banks. That’s because Heywood’s catalogue of classic tunes includes fan favorites like "Big Butter Jesus," "I Like Summer," "Toast," "18 Wheels on a Big Rig," "Punjab" and "Wiper Blades" just to name a few. In fact, Heywood has appeared on 36 of BOB&TOM’s comedy albums, more than any other artist by far. We’ve just been informed that Heywood may be adding to his already extensive list of songs when he visits us next. Now we’re just hoping he knows the lyrics. Check out Heywood in "GeoPirates."
Standup comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He was a featured standup on the HBO comedy series Down and Dirty with Jim Norton and performed at this year’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Shaffir’s satirical shorts “The Amazing Racist” for National Lampoon went viral on the internet with millions of views. Additionally, he has appeared on TBS’s "Minding the Store," ESPN Classic’s "Cheap Seats," and dozens of national commercials. Follow Ari on twitter.