In 1977, 15-year old Bob Zany made his show business and national television debut on the same day. He told his very first joke on The Gong Show, and was quickly ushered off stage by a man dressed like a nun. Zany’s stage persona has evolved over the years, but his dramatic weight loss in 1991 caused the need for a major overhaul. Along with the 175 lbs., he lost 30 minutes of his act! He spent the following year doing late night spots at Hollywood clubs trying to “reinvent” himself once again. The result was the sarcastic, cigar-smoking, audience interactive, crowd favorite Bob Zany we know and love today. The transition lead to appearances on HBO’s Rodney Dangerfield’s Really Big Show, and a semi-finalist berth on Star Search. His television credits include appearances on Comedy Spotlight with Louie Anderson, Comedy Centrals’ Make Me Laugh, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Drew Carey Show (The “Insult-O-Gram Guy”, who else?), Roseanne, and Showtime’s Full Frontal Comedy. Zany also hosts the weekly Zany Report, syndicated nationally on The Bob & Tom Show. Although Zany is now officially a multi-media comedian, there is nothing like the live show!
Geoff Lott is a “thinking person’s comic” as much as a “drinking person’s comic.” Born and raised near Seattle, WA, his act has a cloudy forecast with a chance of sunshine. Take a public education, mix in a decade of corporate monkeyshines, just enough psychotherapy, some religion, and boom… Geoff Lott. With broadly appealing material, Geoff is a refreshingly smart performer. With an emotional spectrum from empathy to enragement, he works clean, he works mature, he works for anybody with a sense of humor. With an act that is less offensive than your average newscast, Lott delivers comedy from above the belt. He’s right… for the wrong reasons. Geoff’s a comedian with a 6th sense for humor, drawing upon sarcasm, satire, and irony. His comedy is like the finest chocolate: Dark, bittersweet, and available next to the gummi worms. What he lacks in energy and manufactured rage, he makes up for with tightly-worded material, and actual anger. His main targets are Hubris and Selfishness. If you’re not sure what “hubris” means and refuse to look it up, stop reading now. Geoff Lott loves you, but he can be a bit of snob.
Todd Armstrong has done the Bridgetown Comedy Festival a couple times, he was featured on VICELAND’s Bong Appetite’ and played Max on the season finale of Portlandia. His comedy has represented Portland, OR in many ways including hosting Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch. Audiences from Portland, Oregon to Maui, Hawaii to New York City have been shown his unique wit, energetic charm, outlandish truths and stranger than fiction stories. Todd has worked with many of best comedians; Dave Chapelle, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer, Iliza Shelsinger, Jay Mohr, Nick Kroll, Chelsea Peretti, Todd Barry, Jon Lovitz, Tommy Chong, Rob Schneider and many more. He also is the Host, Writer, Director and Co-Producer of Permanent Comedy, a web-series that follows Todd as he interviews Comedians, Artists and Friends about comedy, life and making permanent choices in both.