Bob Zany is a legend in the world of comedy. He began his career at the tender age of 15 when he auditioned for the Gong Show and he hasn’t looked back.
As a teen he became a non paid regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles working on perfecting his stand up. He also worked in radio at the legendary KLOS in LA one of THE top stations in the country all before his 22nd birthday; however, comedy was his first love and he eventually put down the headphones and pursued his dream.
He has made quite a career, from co-hosting the MDA Telethon with Jerry Lewis, working 2 years with Rodney Dangerfield, acting in movies with the likes of David Spade & Matt Damon, being the subject of a Documentary about his career called “Close but no Cigar” to touring the country with The Bob and Tom Comedy Tour and performing stand up in every state of the union.
Bob Zany has been there done that. And we are lucky enough to hear stories from these remarkable milestones and more....
Without further ado, lets chat with my good friend Bob Zany....Baybee!
Ben Glenn not only had a difficult time sitting still in school but concentrating on what his teachers were instructing. As a young boy, he was mis-diagnosed with Dyslexia and other learning disabilities. It wasn't until he became a young adult that the picture became clearer...he had ADHD! He struggled consistently through school (until he took an art class), and finally left a college basketball scholarship to pursue his love of art and public speaking.
He has traveled internationally as an advocate and inspiration to thousands of young kids and their parents. Ben's message is powerful, and his success a testimony to how the diagnosis can be a blessing depending on how it is handled. While he was wriggling in his seat, Ben shared with Kristi Lee, the tools he has learned after years of living with and studying ADHD, as well as overcoming adversity, into creativity.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has one of the most impressive collections of Rock n Roll memorabilia. The man with the distinct honor of taking care of and adding to that collection is Mr. Chris McKinney.
Chris joins me on the podcast today to talk about some of the legendary rock guitars that make their home in the office of Jim Irsay. There is Jerry Garcia’s one of a kind "Tiger" which is displayed in a glass case behind the Colt’s owners desk. Quite a few Beatles guitars are in the collection, including George Harrison’s 1964 Gibson SG, and a 1963 Gretsch Chet Atkins that belonged to John Lennon. And that’s not all.
The Bob Dylan Goes Electric Guitar is also featured. Plus my favorite, Ringo Starr’s Ludwig 3 piece Oyster Pearl Drum Kit with the original Drumhead from the Ed Sullivan Show!
Chris McKinney has some amazing stories to tell about all of these instruments and more plus the musicians who played them! So join me on this amazing adventure into Rock n Roll history! Thank you Jim Irsay for allowing us to share your treasures!
If you enjoy watching Shark Tank, if you love hearing how big ideas started out small, if you can appreciate the hard work and tenacity of an entrepreneur, then you will LOVE the podcast with the creators of Edwin the Duck, Matt MacBeth and Don Inmon.
The yellow rubber duck may be an internationally recognized toy but Edwin is one-of-a-kind. In fact, Matt and Don created an entire new category of toy that has never existed. Edwin is curious, intelligent. At his simplest he is a waterproof floating Bluetooth speaker. But he has been the answer to many tired, worn out moms. Bring Edwin to the bath and he can report the temperature of the water. Edwin can be placed in a crib at bedtime for a child to find comfort in. Mom with the help of the Edwin app (free to download on iTunes) can manage the sounds and light illuminating from the duck. A familiar heartbeat sound for an infant...no problem. A soothing lullaby for a weepy toddler, they have it covered. You can even record your own 'shushing sound'! Edwin tells stories and has his own band with sing-a-long songs too!
This Indianapolis-based company is taking the technology and toy industry by a storm. They have won multiple awards at the highest levels. And, Edwin can be easily found at Best Buy, Apple and Target. Kristi Lee appreciates the dedication it has taken these former Klipsch employees to bring Edwin to life for many families across the U.S.