Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Jason Segel got his start in Judd Apatow short lived (but cult favorite) series "Freak & Geeks," but has since gone on to become one of the most recognizable comedic actors in Hollywood. Along with roles in hit films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man, Knocked Up and The Muppets, Segel is also a star in CBS' hit comedy "How I Met Your Mother." In a few weeks, Segal will once again hit the big screen in the new romantic comedy The Five Year Engagement. It's from the producer of Bridesmaids, so be prepared to laugh. Jason Segel on twitter.
Most moms are pretty friendly. Some are firm. A few are even a bit free-spirited. But rarely do you come across a mom who's truly funny. Ms. Pat, a bold, brash Atlanta mother of four, just so happens to be that rare case, pouring punchlines across stages at the rate other moms pour milk at the counter. So, while most mothers are busy keeping their houses in order, Ms. Pat appears well on her way to becoming a household name in the comedic world. Follow Ms. Pat on twitter and Facebook.
According to the folks at Major League Eating (MLE), competitive eating is the next big thing in sports. Because hey, anyone can put a ball in a hoop, or catch a 30 yard bullet pass, but it takes a real athlete to down over 50 hot dogs in a twelve minute sitting. According to MLE President (and PR genius) Richard Shea, the best part of competitive eating is that there is no such thing as an off season. From the Glutton Bowl, to July 4th's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest (covered on ESPN), the "athletes" of the MLE travel the country all year long, shoveling as much food into their mouths as is humanly possible. To celebrate Thanksgiving, the MLE is hosting its annual Whole Turkey Eat-Off. Major League Eating on Twitter.
FACTOID - The Nathan's Famous International Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Championship has been held each year on July 4 since 1916, according to archives.
Fans of Walter the old man, José Jalapeno, Peanut the Woozel and Achmed the Dead Terrorist may not realize this, but the actual mastermind behind them all is their on-stage straight man, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. But we don't think Dunham minds sharing the spotlight with his alter egos because they've helped him become one of the biggest draws in comedy, which is evident by the sheer number of comedy specials he’s appeared in, and the size of the venues he's selling out. You can now read all about Jeff's (and all of his personalities') life story in the new book All By My Selves. You can also see him and all his pals on the new Comedy Central special, "Minding The Monsters" which airs on Sunday October 7th at 9PM. Follow Jeff on twitter.
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.
NFL action is in full swing and so too is Duke Tumatoe. He and the boys are back again on Wednesday to sing another edition of The NFL Song. Each week promises all new football action on Sunday which means Duke will constantly have something new to sing about. So stay tuned all season long as he keeps us up to speed on the ins and outs of the NFL. Remember, they're not booing, they're chanting DUKE DUKE DUKE!