Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor Lisa Alvarado. Lisa got her start doing improv in Chicago and toured with the Player’s Workshop of Second City. She then turned to stand-up which has given her the opportunity to perform all across America as well as several regional Comedy Festivals. She currently performs in the top clubs nationally, colleges, and corporate shows. Lisa’s TV appearances include NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Nick at Nite’s The Search for the Funniest Mom in America 2, SiTv, and Que Loco Comedy Jam to name a few. She also has written, created and stars in the web series The Bitchlorettes and was the host of Mis Video Locos with Paul Rodriguez. She recently released a DVD The Real Latin Queen of Comedy.
Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor Dwayne Perkins. Dwayne has earned a spot in today's elite class of stand-up comics with several appearances on Comedy Central and on Conan. He has also had a recurring piece on The Jay Leno Show entitled Great White Moments in Black History. He can be seen in the HBO movie The Gristle and has been on The Learning Channel teaching a Seattle fireman a thing or two about comedy on the show Faking It. Dwayne has done several commercials and is part of The Bob & Tom Comedy Tour in addition to headlining colleges and comedy clubs across the country. He currently has a new CD out called Dwayne Perkins To The Rescue
Steve Cooper talks with actor Grant Harvey. Grant is best known for his role as Grant in the ABC teen drama Secret Life of the American Teenage. The ex-model first appeared in the short Insomnia Century 21. He also has been seen in the movies Dog Tags, Regression, Jersey Shore Attack and Save the Date to name a few. Some of his TV guest spots have been on Hung, Days of Our Lives and CSI:NY. He currently is a co-star on the network series The Neighbors.
Steve Cooper talks with writer/director Joe Medeiros. Joe is the former Head Writer of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and worked for him from 1988 to 2010. He has also written for the show Steven Schirippa's Hungry. In addition he is a documentary filmmaker. His past films have been Sailing the Star of India, Doors of Florence and Friends of Independence. His current project is an award winning piece about the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa titled The Missing Piece: Mona Lisa, Her Thief, The True Story which has been taking the Film Festival circuit by storm.
Steve Cooper talks with Comic/Host Vicki Wagner. Vicki was kicked out of the Air Force for being gay she decided that this was a big joke. She has emceed several Pride events across the nation, headlined as far away as Provincetown, MA and Vancouver, BC and has hosted gay events across the country. She also has been featured on the front page of Outlands Magazine, the West Hollywood Independent, The Santa Barbara News Press, The Westsider, Provincetown Magazine, IN Newsweekly out of Boston, the Mayday Press in Denmark, and in She Magazine. She has been on several radio shows, TV talk shows and written a column for the Advocate. Currently she hosts the show Lesbian Knows Best on YouTube.
Steve Cooper talks with actor Rose Abdoo. Rose's career began in Chicago, where she performed at various improvisational theaters, including the Improv Institute and four years with The Second City and she went on to develop her own one-woman shows, Who Does She Think She Is? and Get to the Part About Me. Her movie credits include My Best Freind's Wedding, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Good Night and Good Luck, US Marshals and Bad Teacher. She is also a familiar face on TV where she was the co-star of Johnny Bago, has had recurring roles on Gilmore Girls, That's So Raven and Bunheads and has been a guest star on Monk, CSI:NY, Malcolm in the Middle, Two Broke Girls, Psych, Without a Trace and Happy Endings to name a few.
Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor Bruce Fine. Bruce has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on Comics Unleashed and was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing. His acting roles include Hotel Hell Vacation with Chevy Chase, Love That Girl, King of Queens and My Wife and Kids, along with national commercials for Build-A-Bear, Toyota, Miller Lite, and Direct TV. As a writer/producer he has worked on Wayans Brothers television shows including Thugaboo, My Wife and Kids, The Wayans Brothers and Keenen. He also contributed on their hit movies Little Man, and Scary Movies 1 & 2. As a Comedy Producer on the Wayne Brady Show he was nominated for a 2004 Emmy Award. He currently created, produces and hosts The Laugh Pack which is a Vegas style show starring the best comedians in the world and featuring rat-pack style singers.
Steve Cooper talks with Comic/Actor/Writer Suli McCullough. Suli has been a writer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lopez Tonight, Saturday Night Live, the BET Awards and The Espy Awards to name a few. However, you probably know him best as Mouse on The Jamie Foxx Show or Crazy Legs (The dude in the wheelchair) in the Wayans Bros. spoof, Don’t be a Menace to South Central while Drinking your Juice in The Hood. He has also acted in many other projects including Scary Movie 2, The Larry Sanders Show and Seinfeld. As a comic his TV appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central.
Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor/writer Lou Santini. Lou headlines at clubs across America and his one of the most sought out Corporate Comics around. He has been featured in the New York Post's annual Best Jokes Around segment and recently released his second album Let's get Bloated. His televison appearances include camera time on the Reelz Channel, TBS, TV Guide Network and Oprah Winfrey Network and he has been getting work as a man on the street interviewer and a host. His book How to Go from Wedding Hell to Wedding Bells: Your
Wedding Shouldn't Need a Survival Guide can be found on Amazon.
Steve Cooper talks with comic Willie Barcena. Willie’s talent has garnered him 12 appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” more than any other Latino Comedian in the history of the show. Jay even invited Willie to perform for the troops in Afghanistan. In addition to being a comedy road warrior, Willie has appeared on many TV shows including: Moesha, The Wayans Brothers, and he was chosen to be the host of the popular Si-Tv production Latino Laugh Festival – The Show. He’s also made multiple appearances on tours such as Que Locos, Latino Laugh Festival, Montreal’s Just for Laughs and Crown Royal Latin All Stars Comedy Explosion. Most recently he had his one hour Comedy Central special which was received with rave reviews.
Steve Cooper talks with actor/comic/writer Jimmy Palombi. Jimmy has done roughly 100 TV commercials and several television shows including Monk, Greek and Strong Medicine. He came to L.A. by way of Chicago where he worked with Second City, Improv Olympic and Annoyance Theatre. He performs a unique style of stand-up at such venues as The Icehouse and the Comedy Store. He has also created several television pilots that are being shopped around, the latest being Hi Road Lo Road.
Steve Cooper talks with comic Jason Resler. Jason was described by the Sacramento News & Review as, "Sharp, smart material that kept the crowd in hysterics!" He was named among America's Top Working Comedians by Entertainment Business Journal. His comedy album Road Comic contains over 55 minutes of material and recieves regular airplay from Raw Dog Comedy on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and Comedy Icons on Pandora Radio and TV credits include 2 appearances on Comedy Central's Laugh Riots and 5 appearances on Comedy Time. He is also the self appointed Un-Official Comedian of Major League Baseball and performs Pitching Punchlines, a show all about the sport during Spring Training in Arizona.
Steve Cooper talks with actor/club owner/manager Mark Lonow. Mark started his acting in New York City and was in a comedy group with Henry Winkler. He then moved to L.A. and appeared in the TV shows All in the Family, Charlie's Angels, The Rockford Files, Moonlighting, Hill Street Blues, Murphy Brown and many others. Throughout his career he has also been in movies such as Mr. Saturday Night, City Hall, National Security and the Wedding Singer. He is considered an industry leader in the comedy world. He is partners with Budd Friedman of the famous Improvisation comedy club in L.A. and was a key component in building their 20+ clubs across the country and his wife and him manage Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan. He currently is writing a play for Off Broadway and his daughter created the series How to Live with Your Parents(For the Rest of Your Life), which Brad Garrett's character is based on him.
Steve Cooper talks with director/writer/host Brian Herzlinger. Brian's first feature film he directed was the documentary My Date with Drew. He also starred in the movie which earned the Best Feature Film at the HBO: Comedy Arts Festival and received many more awards at film festivals across the country. He has gone on to direct Baby on Board, Brother White, Christmas Angel, which was the GMC network's highest rated movie and Finding Normal. How Sweet It Is which he directed and co-wrote is slated for nation wide release in May. He has also branched over to TV where he recently finished a pilot Paulie which he co-wrote and directed. Not limiting himself to strictly behind the camera work, he was a regular correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, hosted his own segment on Extra and was the host for the CW's Laugh Factor.
Steve Cooper talks with radio host/actor Phil Hendrie. Phil hosts his own critically acclaimed radio show, distributed by Talk Radio Network and broadcast out of Los Angeles. On his hugely popular show he provides the story on his character, then people call in wanting to talk to the "character" who is unreal, but callers think they are real. Has been in radio for decades. Comedy greats and celebrities such as Howard Stern, Matt Groening (with musician David Lindley), Harry Shearer, George Carlin, Michael McKean, June Lockhart and Gary Oldman are fans who have come to Hendrie’s studio to watch him do his show. As an actor he has appeared in the series New Girl, Teachers, The Unit, Modern Family and Napolean Dynamite to name a few. He has also appeared in movies including Semi-Pro. As a voice artist some of his credits are King of the Hill, Futurama and Team America: World Police.
Steve Cooper talks with comic/writer Allan Stephan. Allan a longtime veteran of the comedy club circuit, has a much deserved reputation as one of the quickest and funniest off-the-cuff comics working today. He has headlined every major club in the country, and for six years played to sold-out casinos and arenas with the notorious Outlaws of Comedy starring comedian Sam Kinison. He's also opened for many famous acts including Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, and Smokey Robinson, just to name a few. He turned to writing in the mid-90s and soon became the executive producer on the hit television show Roseanne and served as co-executive producer on HBO's Arli$$. He was nominated for a WGA Award in 2007 for the show he co-created, Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl on HBO. He currently headlines clubs and is writing and developin pilots.
Steve Cooper talks with comic Rick Izquieta. Rick is one of the fastest growing comedians out there performing at all the big clubs in L.A, Hollywood and cities across the nation. Rick hosts a weekly radio show called Iz Radio Time. He is also known for working as a voice over artist for Black Belt TV and is a regular guest on Playboy Radio en Espanol and you can find his comedy on Sirius Radio.
Steve Cooper talks with gossip girl Michele Mahone. Michele was born in Middle Kentucky and has been fascinated with Celebrities as long as she can remember. Moving to Los Angeles eighteen years ago, she began her Hollywood career as an entertainment industry make-up artist painting some of the most famous faces in the business. A chance encounter brought her to the world of home shopping where she spent several years selling jewelry to U.S. audiences. Little did she know that her on camera experience was preparing her for her roll as a Hollywood gossip girl down under. She reports every Saturday and Sunday from LA for Weekend Today.
Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor Jason Stuart. Jason has performed at all of the top comedy clubs & comedy festivals and hundreds of gay events & prides, colleges & universities, and even on Broadway. Since Stuart makes such a strong connection with his audience, he is in high demand by corporate programs with his lecture, Coming Out in Hollywood, on being openly gay in the workplace. Stuart is also well-known for his work as an actor playing gay & straight roles on over forty popular television shows including The Closer, Will & Grace, George Lopez, House, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Charmed. He is best known playing “Dr. Thomas”, the gay family therapist on My Wife and Kids. He has also acted in the movies Gia, Kindergarten Cop, Vegas Vacation and A Day Without a Mexican to name a few.
Steve Cooper talks with Rory Scovel. Rory tours clubs across the country and has appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver's New York Standup show, Conan and Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to name a few. He has also performed at Montreal Just for Laughs in 2009 and 2012 and Chicago Just for Laughs in 2011 as well numerous Comedy festivals throughout the nation. His CD Dilation is a best seller on both iTunes and Amazon.
Steve Cooper talks with comic James P. Connolly. James is one of the most played stand-ups on on the Sirius Xm comedy channels and is a regular on the Bob and Tom Radio Show. He has performed on Comedy Central and HBO, has hosted VH1's Movie Obsessions and Live From Here on XM Radio for National Lampoon and has also made multiple trips overseas to entertain our Troops. He currently headlines clubs across the country and his CD The Master Plan has been receiving rave reviews.
Steve Cooper talks with Actor/Comic John Kassir. John is best known for being the voice of the Crypt Keeper on HBO's Tales From The Crypt. He also portrayed Ralph in both the stage version and film adaption of Reefer Madness. He has lent his voice to numerous projects including the shows Tiny Toon Adventures and Rocket Power and the video games Spyro's Adventures and Skylanders: Giants. As a comic he has toured the country and was a grand winner on Star Search. He currently is one of the stars of the movie Jack the Giant Slayer.
Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor/writer Yul Spencer. Yul is very recognizable from his appearances on the hit shows The Shield, Malcolm and Eddie and BET's Comic View and the movies Funny FutherMuckers, Two Can Play That Game and Nine Shades of Pleasant. He has also been in many commercials including Absolut Vodka with Ali Larter and his Burger King Steakhouse one made TBS's TV's Funniest Commercials. As a comic he has toured the country and headlined comedy clubs for years and has performed on various programs from Showtime to the Arsenio Hall Show. His one man show Ya Gotta Go Higher was a crowd and critic favorite and he continually performs in plays including Friends and Lovers and most recently SAFE.
Steve Cooper talks with comic/actor Patrick O'Sullivan. Patrick has a recurring role on the new ABC comedy The Neighbors, as well as sidekick to Rob Corddry on ABC's Happy Endings. He was seen in theaters last year in the horror film Smiley and is the creator of the hit stage shows All About Walken: The Impersonators of Christopher Walken and All About Jack (Nicholson) and plays Gary Busey in the wildly popular interactive show Point Break Live! He performs standup and his one man show across the country and has been seen on Comedy Central, Showtime, Fox, and CBS shows. Patrick also produced the first ever stage version of The Shawshank Redemption and a new documentary on Lenny Bruce titled Looking for Lenny. Patrick writes and acts for the booming internet channel Totally Sketch and voices Ronald Reagan on the online cartoon series Dino Yacht Club.
Steve Cooper talks with comic Gary Cannon. Gary is one of the most in-demand crowd warm-up comedians in the business. He started with the Late Late Show when Craig Kilborn was host and then stayed on with current host Craig Ferguson. He ended up doing Last Call with Carson Daly when the show moved from New York to L.A. He has also worked on many other big shows including Dancing with the Stars. As a stand-up he has worked wih some amazing talents, including Bob Saget, Dana Carvey, Brian Regan, Norm McDonald and Jim Gaffigan and he play some of the best clubs in the country. He currently gets the audience tuned up on Sullivan and Son and then hits the road with the cast to bring the funny.
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