Submitted by Heather Broeker on April 21, 2010
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Every little boy continually dreams of what he is going to be when he grows up...a doctor, a rock star, an astronaut, a fireman, a truck driver, even the President of the United Sates. However, most of these are just little boy fantasies that disappear with age. For comedian David Spates, his boyhood dream became a reality.
Submitted by Jessamyn Cuneo on August 31, 2007
While there isn't anything funny about the state of this country, perhaps a funny man could turn it all around. Meet Doug Stanhope, a stand-up comedian who at one time planned on running in the next presidential election. And no, he didn't get the idea from that corny movie starring Robin Williams.
Submitted by Jessamyn Cuneo on December 31, 2006
Daniel Tosh's comedy is so biting, you can spot the softies in each audience—they'll be the ones wincing and twisting.
Tosh may open with the joke: "You know they came out with a blood test to find out whether your child is gay or not?"
He pauses. "The HIV test."
Submitted by Jessamyn Cuneo on June 30, 2006
Life is a constant combination of comedy, improvisation and promoting for Jay Davis. This comedian has reached the point in his career where even while he enjoys his lunch, he's meeting people and promoting his shows.
"I talk to people all day," Davis says. "I invite people to comedy, I'm always thinking comedy — so, even when I'm having a salad, I'm working."
Submitted by Jessamyn Cuneo on April 30, 2006
The only thing Eddie Ifft can seem to take seriously is comedy. Stand-up has magically redeemed his life. In the ten years he's been in the profession, he's exploited everything about his personality that's previously caused him to a) get suspended or expelled from every school he attended, and b) fired from every job he had.
"People love train-wrecks," Ifft says. "My whole life was a train-wreck, so why not exploit it?"
Submitted by Lenny Castaneda on March 31, 2006
If you like laughing until the vein in you head looks like it's going to burst, then comedian Joe Charles is the man for you. This Marine turned comic lights up the stage with his routines that keep the crowd rolling out of their seats.
For a little over three years now, Charles has been performing at various comedy clubs across America. He has made a name for himself in venues like the New York Comedy Club, the Improv in Hollywood, CA, the Funny Bone in Columbus, OH, and even the Laff Stop in Houston, TX.
Submitted by Brewer Baker on February 28, 2006
Some men use their hunky looks, gracious charm or sparkling personality to attract women, but Chris Schlichting is partial to a different approach. He uses his stellar sense of humor.
"Yes, I use comedy to get women!" Schlichting confesses with a chuckle.
But while he is not busy getting a date, Schlichting remains focused on pursuing his dream of becoming a headlining comedian. He went from star athlete in high school to star comedian by the ripe age of 24, now performing professionally across the country.
Submitted by Jessamyn Cuneo on January 31, 2006
Comedian Warren B. Hall has the type of spontaneous energy that, if bottled, would outsell Red Bull by landslides. He doesn't just give you wings - he makes the rest of the world disappear with the power of his performance.
Over the past four years, Hall has been overseas to Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, and Korea to perform for American troops - in places so dangerous, other comedians refuse to venture near.
Submitted by Regina Mahone on December 31, 2005
Aaron Hurley began his stand-up career after a friend signed him up for a comedy competition while he was studying at the University of Illinois.
"My friend Jorge told me I now had a new profession two days before [the competition]," jokes Hurley. "Then he wished me the best of luck."
Maybe it was luck that got Hurley onto the program, but it was his talent that won him first place and the opportunity to open up for Jim Gaffigan (Super Troopers, Igby Goes Down) a few weeks later.
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