Friday, November 4, 2011
Shane Mauss got the idea to become a stand-up comedian when he was only eight years old. But knowing his small-town Wisconsin home wasn't exactly a hot bed for comedy, Mauss moved to Boston (when he was older than eight) where he attended some classes and began honing his material. Since then he's gone on to win the Best Stand Up Comic of 2007 award at the Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and he's made appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", Comedy Central and Playboy TV. Follow Shane on twitter and facebook.
April Macie was the girl in high school that all the rumors were started about. And while some girls in that situation will turned to sports, food, or friends for comfort, April turned to comedy. Well, she turned to that and promiscuity. But now she’s figured out a way to combine both of her passions in to a comedic style that focuses on irreverent and overtly sexual humor that challenges society’s double standards. April was featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, and was labeled an “emerging talent to watch” by the Hollywood Reporter. Follow April on twitter and facebook
In 1994 Ted Alexandro began performing standup comedy as a solo act. For the next five years Ted taught elementary school music in NYC’s public school system by day and performed at open mics by night. Finally he left teaching to dedicate himself fully to writing and standup. This decision was supported by most, although Ted’s paternal grandmother did say “Well, at least you have your degree. You can always go back to teaching.” Ted has performed on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, The View and two half-hour specials on Comedy Central. Follow Ted on twitter and facebook.
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."