On a recent Saturday I was lucky enough to sit down with one of my comedic heroes, Jimmy Pardo. Jimmy has appeared on “The Tonight Show”, “Conan”, “ The Late, Late, Show” and had his own special on “Comedy Central”.
His signature crowd work (go see him LIVE!) led him to be Conan’s opening act at show tapings for the past several years. Along with field correspondent work and even co-hosting duties on Conan, Jimmy has also hosted numerous shows and specials for the Game Show Network, Science Channel, VH-1, AMC, NBC and more.
With so much to talk about I actually steered Jimmy to his outstanding podcast, “Never Not Funny”. An award winning podcast that started in the infancy of podcasting, way back in 2006!
Find out why he started, who his dream guests are, and why he used his podcast to deal with a couple of very personal heartbreaks.
He has also started the Podcast-a-Thon fundraiser for the charity “Smile Train”. This 12 hour marathon webcast has raised over a half a million dollars to help children born with cleft lips and palates.(smiletrain.org).
Of course we talk stand up too. How he writes jokes, his style, and the early days. Jimmy and his wife Danielle are also the proud parents of young Oliver. The son of two entertainers who appears to be destined for a life in show business. If Oliver’s school talent show is any indication Frank Caliendo and Kevin Pollack may have some competition.
I hope you enjoy this show as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you. I can not underscore enough how much I love the talented Mr. Pardo.
Acclaimed artist Nancy Noel fought undiagnosed dyslexia as a child and was told by a teacher in 8th grade “she would be nothing”. Fortunately for art lovers everywhere Nancy was not swayed.
She believes her learning disability actually opened the door for her amazing art work. She has painted animals on safari, African tribe men and women, Amish life, children, angels, favorite pets and more. Her paintings are owned by celebrities like Oprah Winfrey. Hang in prestigious museums: The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC. And are featured in the documentary, Women Like Us: Three Journeys One Mission to Change the World.
Yes, Nancy was so inspired by the people of Africa that she established the NA Noel School in Kenya in 1999. Since that time she has provided a safe clean environment to educate children. Thus helping to change the world one student at a time. Her efforts also recently led her to be honored at the prestigious National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Nancy’s life of philanthropy & art was celebrated in song by a cast of musicians & composers, including Music Director of Broadway’s Hamilton, Kurt Crowley.
Nancy was chosen as 1 of 20 distinguished women for their achievements and courageous life choices. Other honorees included Michelle Obama, Justice Sonia Sotomayer, Kathleen Turner and Hillary Clinton. Hear Her Song was created to celebrate the stories of these remarkable women leaders.
Along with all of these amazing achievements and stories we chat about future projects, near death experiences and her two years following a SWAT team.
Nancy Noel is indeed one extraordinary woman with many tales to tell. Enjoy the adventure!
Greg Warren is no stranger to Bob and Tom Show fans. “Fluteman” Greg has made numerous appearance on our show and on comedy stages across the country.
Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Greg was a two time state high school wrestling champion and an All American in college. His many years spent on the mat also inspired one of his more famous stand up routines, Fluteman.
We learn how his teammates and coaches played a big part in his early comedy career. One that did not begin right out of college. After 10 years Greg left a job in sales at Proctor and Gamble to “gamble” on a career behind the mic. One that paid off well.
He has since been featured on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Presents, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, BET and CMT.
As you can imagine we talk wrestling, making weight, Pringles, living in LA, food, and of course comedy on this episode. Recorded in the lobby of his swanky hotel in Bloomington, IN. Please enjoy!
More info: gregwarrencomedy.com
We all know racing families like Unser, Andretti, and Foyt. What happens when you don’t come from one of those families or have the means to get a “ride” in the million dollar sport of auto racing? Kristian Aleixo shares with us the struggles of being an up and coming professional race car driver.
His drive and inspiration is impressive. Kristian suffered through the loss of his mother at an early age, was haphazardly raised by an absentee father and even spent 75% of his high school years homeless. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Army. This Iraq War Veteran and 2 time U.S. Army Commendation Medal recipient had hopes of becoming an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot. That dream was shattered with a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes, the same illness that took his mom.
Kristian would not take this set back lying down. He took the skills that made him a top pilot candidate and focused them on his life long dream of racing. With no money and no training Kristian got resourceful and called around to race tracks looking for someone to teach him.
A man in California offered to help in exchange for working at his track. With the proper accreditation he is now building his resume with the ultimate payoff being a ride in the Indianapolis 500! He also works for Sharp Entertainment as a television personality and is the author of “My Life in Story: The Outside Groove”.
Trust me Kristians enthusiasm is catchy!
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