Friday, January 27, 2012
Sports fans across the country are familiar with Dan Patrick's work. They'd have to be, as he's been involved with the biggest aspects of sports broadcasting since the early 90s. Patrick first hit the nation scene as a sports reporter with CNN, but soon found himself co-hosting ESPN's "SportsCenter" with Keith Olbermann (also know as "The Big Show"). After leaving ESPN in the 2007, Patrick has gone on to host one of the most popular sports talk show in the country (The Dan Patrick Show), and is also the co-host of NBC's Sunday night NFL pre-game show, "Football Night in America." Follow Dan on facebook and twitter.
When comedian Jimmy Pardo enters a room he demands respect, and maybe some day he’ll get it. Combative, agitated and yet still historically funny, Jimmy is one of the finest stand-ups working today, though he still fells he never gets the love he truly deserves. Pardo is also no stranger to the small screen having popped up on a number of shows including "The Surreal Life," "Funny Money," "Movies at Our House" and a very memorable episode of "The Tonight Show." Oh, and if you ever invite Jimmy Pardo over to your house, make sure you don't cook anything, he can't stand the smell of food being prepared. Jimmy is also the star of his own podcast "Never Not Funny," and warms up the crowd each night for "Conan." He also hosts a video series for Conan in which he interviews guests backstage called "The Pardo Patrol." Follow Jimmy on twitter.
Comedian, actress and host Rebecca Corry says her start in comedy began when she came out of her mother's womb, it would probably be more accurate to credit her time in Chicago where she studied writing, acting and improvisation at The Second City Theater. Since then she’s been seen on Comedy Central, “Last Comic Standing,” a number of sitcoms and has starred in a number of one-woman shows. Follow Rebecca on facebook and twitter.
After staring in the two independent films "Attack of the Killer Snow Cone Zombies" and "Joanie Loves Furbies" as well as a few commercials, Mark Poolos decided he need more. He wanted to be able to personally and instantly connect with audiences. For him, that meant transitioning into a life of stand-up comedy. Mark soon developed a comedy routine he that melds observational humor, one liners, family humor, and humorous original songs with guitar accompaniment into his own unique style of show. Along with his goal of becoming a world class comic, Mark also hopes to one day star in a film that people have actually seen. Follow Mark on twitter and facebook.