Part two with Tom gets down and dirty
“Perform every night. Every single night. I try to be on stage six nights a week. There’s no excuses for anything that’s not 100 percent funny.”
We sat down with Steve to discuss the good old days, the bad old days, and his new book: It’s So Hard To Type With A Gun In My Mouth
“It’s going to be a daytime show with a wonderful comedic spin,” said Harvey
Carter never really attained headliner status, even though he was very deserving of it.
Starting in vaudeville and breaking his way into television, Jan Murray’s story is one that deserves remembrance
Jackie Vernon knew what he liked to do: make people laugh…but man, did he have a tough time of it.
There’s a casting director in Hollywood that really knows what the hell they are doing
Even though Wallace has branched out since his career began in 1977, standup comedy is still his love
Longtime actor and comedian Eddie Griffin has officially tied the knot in Sin City
Headlines September 23 – 25 and September 30 – October 3
Joan Rivers made her name in the 1960s as a sharp-tongued New York comedian. A graduate of Barnard College (1954), she started off as a serious actress but quickly moved into stand-up comedy. By 1965 she was appearing on Johnny Carson’s late night talk show, and by the end of the decade she was one of the few nationally known female comics. Rivers appeared on Carson’s The Tonight Show nearly 100 times and served as the show’s only “permanent guest host” between 1983 and 1986.
Headlines August 13 – 14 and 20 – 21
Spade, encouraged by friends to pursue a career in comedy, joined Saturday Night Live in 1990 as a regular cast member and writer. Here he made popular his well-known sarcastic, smart aleck character in a number of skits, some of which include: a flight attendant who bids an unpleasant “Buh-Bye” to each passenger as they deplane; a receptionist for Dick Clark who, as a matter of policy, asks even the most recognizable face “And you are?”; and, most famously, the bitingly sarcastic Hollywood Minute reporter who assaults celebrities with a series of one-liners.
Headlines September 23 – 26
Andrew Dice Clay made a career out of being the most outrageous comic of his time. Before Chappelle, before South Park, Dice was shocking audiences – breaking the rules with a never-before-seen style of hardcore comedy. His rise to fame was meteoric – with sold-out arenas, platinum albums, and starring roles in films and TV specials. His fall was just as epic- blackballed by the industry and becoming the man to hate by every PC group in the country
Headlines September 4 th For One Night Only!
Chelsea Handler is the television host of her own late night talk show “Chelsea Lately”, which airs on the E! network weeknights at 11:30pm. “Chelsea Lately” was first broadcast in July of 2007 and quickly became a hit with Chelsea Handler’s trademark blend of sarcasm and commentary on everything from politics to celebrity culture, averaging over half a million viewers.
Headlines September 3 For One Night Only!
In 2008 Dunham also released his first CD, “Don’t Come Home For Christmas,” which jumped to #1 in comedy sales and #6 in overall CD sales in preorders alone when it was announced on Amazon, and entered the Billboard Independent Album charts in the Top 10. His merchandise operation enjoys gross sales in the millions of dollars for his 42 items of merchandise — including t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, character dolls, Christmas ornaments, posters, DVDs, CDs, character etched iPods and now even Dunham Cellars wine — at his shows, on his website and via 150 Hastings stores in 21 states. And he is now poised to also make his mark in the literary world this year when Dutton Books publishes his as-yet-untitled memoir, which will also include commentary from his hilarious characters.