Thursday, March 8, 2012
Here Come the Mummies
Not much is known about the individual men who make up the kooky, funky, R&B band known as Here Come the Mummies. For the most part this is due to their constantly wearing mummy attire while on stage, and having never revealed their true identities. But you don’t have to know who they are to enjoy their unique brand of rocking music and tongue-in-cheek sense of humor with songs like "Pants," "Attack of the Wiener Man", and "It's All About the Sugar." The band is typically comprised of ten mummified members who together have released five albums. They are also rumored to have a number of Grammy awards between them. Follow the Mummies on facebook and 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.
Jesse Joyce began his standup career in the comedy clubs, but not in the way you'd think. His first gig was actually as a janitor, working at the Pittsburgh Funny Bone cleaning up bathrooms and scrubbing urinals. All the while Joyce was perfecting his material and eventually traded in his mop for a microphone, becoming the club’s emcee. Since then he's been featured onThe Tonight Show, Live at Gotham Entertainment Tonight, the short-lived Jokevision Network and was the host of AMC's Date Night. Oh, and he’s also won two Addy awards for commercial writing.