Friday, June 8, 2012
Eugene Mirman immigrated from Russia when he was just a child, and though he lived a good childhood and eventually became a successful stand-up comedian here in America, you’ll never hear him say “what a country!” on stage like some other Russian comics. Since breaking into comedy, Mirman has appeared on several TV shows including Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Premium Blendand Home Movies. You can check out his first comedy album, The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman or look for his work as part of the comedy tour, The Comedians of Comedy. Eugene on twitter and Facebook.
Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer, and producer based in New York City. She won two Emmy awards for her work as the Head Blogger for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, was one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2010, and has written for BestWeekEver.tv and Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. She has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, E!, Fuse, and AOL. She co-hosts a podcast called You Had To Be There with comedian Nikki Glaser, and is currently working on a pilot for MTV with Nikki. Sara on twitter and Facebook.
It's time for another exciting episode of the best joke filled, news feature hosted by a stand-up comedian named Bob Zany, The Zany Report. But the Report isn't the only thing you'll get when Bob calls in, we'll also find out where he's playing next, Bing Crosby will tell a joke, and some lucky fan will win prizes after fixing one Zany's less than successful punch lines. So you'd better tune it because it's going to be huge! In other news, Bob was recently featured in the Matt Damon film, The Informant! and is the star of the new documentary Close But No Cigar: Bob Zany which you can find here and pre-order the 2-DVD set here. Follow Bob on Facebook and twitter. Bob also has a new Podcast, "The Bob Zany Show" with Zan Aufdeerheide.
Mike Birbiglia is not only a popular and successful stand-up comedian, he's also starred in the one-man off-Broadway shows "Sleepwalk With Me" and "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend," is the author of the book, “Sleepwalk With Me And Other Painfully True Stories,” and wrote, starred in and directed the film Sleepwalk with Me (which was based on his one-man-show, which in turn was based on his real life experiences). The film received much critical acclaim and also won the the Best Of NEXT audience award at the Sundance Film Festival. Mike is currently back out on tour. You can follow Mike on twitter and facebook.