Posts Tagged ‘comic’
Tommy Savitt chats with The Cheese this week. He’s an award-winning comedian, performance artist and actor. Tommy has appeared on WGN’s THE BOB & TOM SHOW, Sports Illustrated TV’s FUNNY IS FUNNY and several other shows. He’s also done several commercials for companies like Adidas, Monster.com and Lowe’s. He currently has a comedy album available on his website called WHO WANTS ME NOW!
Tommy enjoys performing for our service men and women and has been doing so for over a decade. His comedy is described as eclectic and unorthodoxed. And he’s performed it all over the world from Japan, to the UK, Germany, Honduras, the Netherlands and even Guantanamo Bay.
In 2007 he won the Boston Comedy Festival, 2008 the Seattle Comedy Competition and in 2009 was honored at the LA Comedy Awards for the “Best In Comedy” category.
He gives a very — honest — interview to Charlie filling him in on the ups, downs and people you have to deal with when working in stand-up. For more information on Tommy Savitt including his schedule, Twitter and where to buy his CD, check out his website below.
Today’s Interview is a two-fer… so it’s actually Interviews. Charlie meets up with Brett Walkow and Mike Marino. Both are in the room while the other is getting interviewed. You can even hear Brett chuckling in the background while Mike talked to Charlie.
Brett has been doing this whole comedy thing for over 15-years. Just reading Brett’s bio on his website, you can see he’s done a ton of TV and film work too. He’s appeared on THE TONIGHT SHOW, SEINFELD, the E! network and HBO just to name a few. Brett co-wrote, produced and co-starred in a short film called FIGHT NIGHT, which was shown at Sony’s Tropfest and the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival for which Brett hosted that year. Charlie talked to him while he was performing here in Las Vegas, but Brett also appeared on the NBC series LAS VEGAS where he was written into 2 different episodes.
Currently Brett is touring and doing stand-up. You can also see him in the YouTube web series, A GUY WALKS INTO A BAR.
The second conversation goes to Mike Marino, New Jersey’s Bad Boy Of Comedy. As you might have guessed, Mike was born in New Jersey. He got his show-biz start in theater. The TV bug soon bit Mike and as of today, he’s appeared in over 200 national commercials. He recently got a Clio Award nomination for “Best Actor” as well.
Besides commercials, Mike has acted in several TV shows like, AS THE WORLD TURNS, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, FRASIER, BECKER and more.
Mike often uses his family roots in his comedy material. In fact, those jokes spawned a TV pilot called MARINO’S. Like Brett, Mike appeared on THE TONIGHT SHOW and many other comedy programs including COMICS UNLEASHED, THE BOOMER SHOW and WILD PITCH. And in the Fall of 2008 Mike was inducted into the New Jersey Comedy Hall of Fame. He’s currently a top headliner at both the world famous Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
For more information on Brett Walkow and Mike Marino, be sure to check out the Show Links. There you can follow them both on Facebook and Twitter, see Brett’s YouTube series and check out each of their websites.
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A man simply known as Bowers is Charlie’s guest this week on Interview. By trade, Bowers is a motivational speaker to middle and high school students. But about 3 years ago he started doing stand-up comedy. Bowers discovered that he was quite good and breaking things down and analyzing situations for his friends. They always seemed to get a kick out of it, so he decided to start writing it all down for material.
He won both the Midwest Ultimate Funny Championship and the Louisville Fight of the Laughing Skull Festival. If you’re ever in Indianapolis you can find Bowers as a regular at Morty’s Comedy Joint. There, he hosts his weekly comedy show, Bowers and Friends as well as the Great Indiana Mic-Off.
Be sure to check out his brand-new website, Twitter feed and Morty’s Comedy Joint below.
For over 18 years Dennis Blair toured with George Carlin! He also opened for Tom Jones, The Beach Boys, Garry Shandling and Joan Rivers just to name a few. He wrote a book called “Me First” describing what it was like to be the opening act for many of those big names. He also has 2 comedy albums and 1 music CD available.
You can find links to Dennis’ website, Facebook and the music video for “Rappin’ Rodney” in the Show Links below.
Voted the People’s Choice at the International Magic Festival 2007 in Malaysia, Justin Flom expertly mixes comedy and magic in a fun and entertaining way. But if you asked him which one he was; comic or magician? He’d probably tell you “comic” because he says it’s cooler than telling everyone you do magic.
After the subject drifts to Frosty the Snowman, then back to Justin, we learn he’s been doing magic since he was a kid â€” following in his father’s footsteps. As a boy Justin didn’t think his childhood was all that interesting until he started talking to the neighbor kids and realized they didn’t juggle, saw family members in half or ride unicycles like he did. One trick he tried nearly burned his family’s house down!
Learn how he breezed straight through the 8th grade and how a magic trick that went horribly wrong nearly cost him… a hundred bucks.