Friday, January 11, 2013
It was another packed house today as Chad Daniels filled in for vacationing Bob. Along with a few new tunes from Heywood, we also talked NFL playoffs, New York accents, odd-named animals and dressing like Lady Gaga. Pete Correale and Andrew Norelli joined us in the studio and we got a call from "Mike & Molly" star, Billy Gardell.
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."
If someone were to tell you they were performing as a comedy club MC six times a week and having to host karaoke after each show in the dead of winter 60 miles from the Canadian border while living in a 6x8 motel room next to a French fry factory, you might think they had it all. Chad Daniels on the other hand felt he needed something more in his life. Good thing he did too, because since then he's performed as a finalist in Comedy Central’s "Laugh Riots" competition, appeared on "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," and Comedy Central Presents and released two comedy albums including his newest one, Busy Being Awesome. Follow Chad on facebook and twitter.
Though he was named one of the "Top 10 Comedians" to watch by Entertainment Weekly, you really don't have much of a choice as Pete Correale is popping up all over the place. Along with his upcoming guest spot on Late Night with David Letterman, Correale is also aTonight Show veteran, has appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly and Premium Blendand recently starred in his won Comedy Central Special "The Things We Do For Love." Correale began his career mopping up comedy clubs to earn stage time in NYC, and has since gone on to become a national headliner and writer for shows on MTV and Comedy Central.
With numerous late night appearances including “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” Andrew Norelli is a comedian whose understated delivery and strong material simmers with fierce wit and biting intelligence. He won the first annual Las Vegas World Series of Comedy and took second place at the Boston Comedy Festival. Follow Andrew on twitter and facebook.
Billy Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small-town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way. His comedy act took him to Los Angeles, where his dedication to acting, along with touring as a stand-up comedian, allowed him to grow consistently in both arenas. After appearing in a number of television programs including "Yes, Dear," "Judging Amy" "My Name is Earl" and "Monk," Gardell is also the star of the hit sitcom "Mike and Molly" which airs Mondays on CBS. He's starring in the new Showtime special, "Billy Gardell Presents: Road Dogs" along with Don Learned, Bob Zany and Earthquake.