Friday, January 25, 2013
When you see Auggie Smith on stage, he may sounds like he's just manically ranting about whatever's pissed him off that day, but in actuality, every part of his act has been a meticulously crafted, well thought out and intelligently dissected into a rapid fire, seamlessly style of raving comedy. Smith has been spreading the "Word of Aug" for over a decade now, and audiences are flocking to his shows to hear more. Along with a very popular DVD and CD set, Auggie is veteran of the BOB&TOM Comedy All-Stars Tour, has been showcased at the Montreal Comedy Festival and has appeared in a number of radio and TV commercials. In other news Auggie just won the San Francisco and Seattle Comedy Competitions, making him the only person ever to win both in the same year. Auggie's new CD "Smell The Thunder" is also now on sale. Follow Auggie on facebook.
Maz Jobrani is best known as a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which featured some of the top Middle Eastern-American comics in the world. As an actor Maz has starred in a number of hit films including Friday After Next, and 13 Going on 30, and in the TV shows "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The West Wing," and "ER." Follow Maz on facebook and twitter. You can also catch him in his new Showtime special, "I Come in Peace."
Reno Collier began his career headed down the same path that most standup comedians find themselves on, the road to becoming an elementary school PE teacher. That road took an interesting detour when Reno came to the realization that teachers aren't normally among the top wage earners in America. To supplement his meager income, Collier decided his best bet was to become a part-time bartender at the local comedy club. This move got him more than a little extra spending money when one fateful open mic night he took a chance and came out from behind the bar to try his hand at comedy. It didn’t take long for Reno to permanently hang up his whistle and retire his gym shorts. Reno is currently serving as the host of the new Animal Planet reality series, "Top Hooker." And no, it's not about what you think. Follow Reno on twitter.
Singer/songwriter and gifted guitar player Henry Phillips may be lonely and a self-professed loser, but he's also one of the most clever comedians on the planet. His songs often focus on the darker, more twisted side of life, but we still find his soft-spoken, self-deprecating personality quite adorable. Though his demeanor may lead you to believe otherwise, he's actually a fun guy to be around, especially if you enjoy gambling, drinking or gambling while drinking. In other news, Henry recently wrote and starred in the movie Punching the Clown, which can now be added to your queue on Netflix (click here to add) or purchased at Amazon.com. Follow Henry on twitter. You can also check out his new music video "He's Talkin' Again" and his new web series "Henry's Kitchen."