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Paul and Storm This is one humorous singing duo. More than a few of their songs are laugh out loud funny. I highly recommend them.

Tom Perri
A liner note from his new CD is quite refreshing “I can’t sing, not a note.
The pleasurability factor of my voice lies somewhere between a door squeaking
and a car backfiring. However the point of this collection is not my singing ability,
it exists for a laugh.” I appreciate his candor and his humor. Some good stuff here.

Red Peters Some very entertaining comedy here, but it ain’t for the kiddies.
(No big deal there, they have enough to listen to) You can find out the where/how/why info on his recordings.
“I Laughed, I Cried, I Fudged my Undies” AND “Ol’ Blue Balls is Back”.

Mike Phirman Mike’s material is as funny as it is refreshing.
Not your typical comic, and that is a good thing. Very diverse, I get the impression that he could do anything
humorous…musical, sketch and stand-up.

Emo Philips The OFFICIAL Emo Philips website. Takes a while to load if you have a slow connection but stay with it and he’ll give you some complementary coleslaw just for waiting.
This man/mammal/vertebrate is one of the best.

Henry Phillips A real Twisted American. I get TONS of requests for him. His new release is out, It’s called “Number Two”. (NO comment)

John Pinette This is one funny man. Makes the most out of poking fun at his large size. Large in laughter too.

Pinkard and Bowden Richard Bowden and Sandy Pinkard are one funny duo (one funny two?!). They no longer tour but their great material is still available at this web site. I play them on C101 and with good reason…they pay me handsomely (just kidding, it’s a pittance really). What IS a pittance anyway?

Dan Piraro This is the Blog for Dan Piraro, the tremendous comic strip creator of Bizarro. I really enjoy his works, rants and humor. He is one of the very best!

Power Salad
Fronted by Chris Mezzolesta and backed by the Croutons this group loves good comedy. A nice effort.

Planet Proctor The legendary Phil Proctor, he of Firesign Theatre fame is the name of the game here. A great site, if for no other reason than the Phunny Phacts section, but there is much more here. I like it a lot.

Greg Proops
Greg is a cool, smart and well read stand-up comedian
that makes me laugh! Just what I look for in a funny man.
Here he be…

Mike Rayburn I saw Mike perform a few years ago and thought he was pretty talented. He has gotten REALLY good since then! A very funny guy and a whiz on the guitar. Good for you, Mike!

Brian Regan One of the BEST stand-up
comedians of all time! What makes him a rarity is that his act is clean,
brilliant and very, very funny. I highly recommend him.

Darryl Rhoades Darryl Rhoades has a great sense of humor, check out his photo with his good friend Buddy Holley. Known for “Burgers from Heaven” and other great songs.

Bob Rivers This man is known for some great xmas parodies but he has LOTS of other good material as well. He certainly has the production values down pat. This is worth checking out.

Roadside Attraction A pinch of Prince, a dash of Aerosmith, throw in some Robin Willaims with just a tad
of Walt Disney and you get Roadside Attraction. Like they say “Because life just ain’t that serious.”. I couldn’t say it better myself.

Cali Rose A talented songwriter and singer with a bit of a goofy streak. And that’s not just my opinion, her CD is called “Cali Rose Gets Goofy”…so there! Songs relating to Grumpiness, Pets, the Holidays and Everything in between are included therein. This is her web site.

Royal Canadian Air Farce
This is one of the comedy troupes that I put on the same pedestal
as Monty Python and The Frantics, they are that good!
The original lineup has been trimmed a bit but they are still
very much a comedy institution in Canada and I will continue to
play their classic, and new, material on the show.
This is the official RCAF site…

Dave Rudolf Dave is a musical comedy performer for adults and kids alike. He has recordings out that spotlight Xmas, Halloween, AND childrens stories and an assortment of well produced material that is quite entertaining. I really like his “Dracula goes to the dentist” skit, very funny. You can tell that he loves what he does.

Tommy Ryman Tommy Ryman is a
very talented stand-up comedian, one of my faves to play on the show!
His observational skills are top notch. The real magic to his
performances is his delivery, he seems a bit on the manic side
with just a touch of “He needs medication!” thrown in for good
measure. It’s all good and quite funny indeed. Highly recommended!

Mark Scalia Mark Scalia is a pretty good stand-up comedian and actor.
I just saw him perform and was duly impressed.
He has many things going for him…good material, stage presence and timing are all top notch.
What really impressed me was how he incorporated his wide range of accents into his routine.
Nice stuff. This is his site.

Eric Schwartz Eric is a very talented singer/ songwriter. He has released both serious and comedic material.” Pleading the First:
Songs My Mother Hates” is a CD that had me smiling like crazy…a fine effort. This be the place for all things Schwartz.

Zach Sherwin AKA MC Mr. Napkins
MC Mr. Napkins is currently using his real name in his career,
Zach Sherwin, no more Mr. Napkins from this point on.
The talent is still there though, and I will continue to play and
spotlight his material here and on the show.
This is his new web site, I hope he keeps doing what he is great at,
I will certainly support him. Good stuff this!

Craig ShoemakerCraig “The Lovemaster” Shoemaker is a darned good
stand-up comedian who also has a career in films. I interviewed Craig a few years ago and you’d be hard pressed to find a nicer guy. This be his site.

Amy SchumerAmy is a pretty funny stand-up comedienne. Her CD “Cutting” gets me laughing, some really great pieces on it.
This is her site.

Mark Silverman Mark Silverman is a computer programmer, a songwriter, and a cartoonist (but not necesssarily in that order). Talk about multi-talented…I’m jealous. He appreciates a sense of humor and it shows in his work. Try this out.

Shel Silverstein The Shel Silverstein web site for kids. A superb site for the late great Shel. He will surely be missed. R.I.P Shel, you done GOOD!

Tom Smith It’s kind of hard to describe Tom. Entertaining comes to mind. He has some great songs. This is where you can learn more.

Smothers Brothers These two guys have a place all their own in the world of comedy.Very talented in many areas. I really like them.

Michael Somerville Michael is a very funny stand-up comedian, clean, clever and hilarious. You can’t ask for much more. This be the site.

Space Ghost I play Space Ghost on Comedy 101 and it really works. Part of the early years of Adult Swims that was very good. I like it.

Steam Powered Giraffe Wow, is this band GOOD! Basically they are a Steam Punk oriented band with harmonies to die for. I love everything about them, the vocals, their stage presence and the groups back story…absolutely superb! What a find!

Subplot A Here’s an interesting person. Dr. Arun Lakra is the man behind the band. On the strength of “Must Sell Screenplay” alone, I recommend Subplot A.
Not a pure comedy artist but he has produced some very humorous material. Here’s the site.

Swami Beyondananda I really like this artist, Swami Beyondananda is a very humorous fellow indeed. Terrific word play that makes you think and, more importantly, makes you feel good. G.U.R.U is a superb example of this. I highly recommend this man!

Jim Terr Jim Terr is very good at what he does…song parodies and satire, plus much more. Check him out, lots to learn.

Three Stooges The Official Three Stooges Website. This site is also a good location for info on the wackiest trio that ever lived.

Judy Tenuta

The giver goddess, blesser of bunions and coveter of canned goods has
finally got her own website. This is a good thing.
I have seen her live and she is a riot.
If we all visit her here she may bestow upon us some ABC gum…if
we’re lucky. This be the place for all things Judy.

Three Dead Trolls In A Baggie

This comedy troupe has got some pretty funny material, the sketches are quite good. Here be their site.

The Tiger Lillies This is one strange band! A trio…drummer, bassist and accordian player who seem heavily influenced by Edward Gorey. A tad on the dark side…okay, a BIG tad! Very entertaining nonetheless.

Jimmy Tingle
Jimmy Tingle is a Boston based stand-up comedian of high standing!
His political insights are top notch and his quick wit
is nothing to sneeze at either. Highly recommended…

Christopher Titus This guy is one of the very best stand-up comedians around, but not just for the usual reasons. He has LIVED
what he talks about. His stories are eye opening with their honesty, humor and pathos. I highly recommend him.

Daniel Tosh
Daniel is a funny man, one of the best of the up and coming stand-ups. I highly recommend him.

The Toyes This is the place for Toyes info and material. A full blown reggae band with talent and humor to spare! Their first CD, “The Toyes”, is a darned fine first effort with great cuts like “Smoke two joints”, “Nobody home” and “Monster Hash” (Hey, they ARE a reggae band)…funny as heck too. Not all the cuts are humorous but what isn’t is well done and as tight as anything I’ve ever heard.

2NU 2NU is superb, That’s the only way to put it. “This Is Ponderous”, “Spaz Attack” and “DDS Blues” are just a few of the great tunes this band have put out over the years. Outstanding sound quality and top notch production values are what seperate these guys from the rest of the pack. I highly recommend them!

Carla Ulbrich Carla Ulbrich, singer, Songwriter, Fingerstyle guitarist, bad Typist and professional smart aleck. That’s what her page bio says about her and I couldn’t have said it better myself. (pronounced Ole-Brick by the way) Carla is a talented individual who quit her job as a CIA operative to follow her muse.If you don’t check out her site she’ll have you followed. Alright, I lied about the CIA stuff but she has talent.

Uproar Records Uproar Records is THE place to go for the best in stand-up comedy, that’s ALL they carry. Founded by the widely respected Dave Drozen. I highly recommend this site.

The Vestibules The Canadian comedy troupe, The Vestibules, are one of the better groups out there. Formerly The Radio Free Vestibules, they are known for “Philipa and Denina” and “Bulbous Boufant”. Their new CD is very funny.

Greg Warren Greg is a really good stand-up comedian. His observations are very humorous. He does not like restaurants. No lie, a very funny fellow.

Evan Wecksell Coming from the New York comedy scene, Evan is a welcome addition to C101R. The song “I Wanna Be Black” is a good cut from his debut CD, “Live At the Bitter End”. This is his site.

Kurt Weitzmann Yes! Finally, some good sketch comedy that is funny and well done. This is great stuff. I highly recommend his “Talented” recording. Skit comedy like the old National Lampoon Radio days. And, I might add, this is a very twisted man. Check out his site.

Camille West A member of “The Four Bitchin Babes” who is doing quite well on her own. This
wonderfully humorous singer/songwriter is getting the national recognition that she deserves. A real genious with a lyric, I can’t think of any who is better. The “Viagra” song will inspire you.

The Whimsical Icebox A cool site put together by an absurdist comedy group and fellow comedy lover. Lots here…look around, you’ll find something to like. Good stuff this.
Instrumental in making the Comedy 101 Radio website look good. He can help you too.

Don White A great songwriter and superb performer of such pieces as “Lijah” and “The Wean Scene”. He has a few
recordings out that spotlight his vast talents. Highly recommended.

Logan Whitehurst and the Junior Science Club
Known for “Farkle”, “Monkeys are Bad People” and many more funny pieces. This is the website of the late, great Logan Whitehurst. He will be missed.

Suzanne Willett She’s funny, entertaining and cholesterol free.
What more could you ask for in a comedienne? Okay, there’s the autograph thing, but besides that…

Harland Williams This stand-up comedian is a very funny guy! One of my personal favorites for many reasons…off the wall,
twisted and great with the audience. This is his site.

Williams and Ree The Indian and the white guy. Delightfully UN-PC. Capable of great material. I like them.
This site has video and audio material.

Reverend Billy C. Wirtz The Reverend’s Face Book Page. Lots of info here on a very talented man. His “Mister Wiggly” is still the record holder for most requests in a row on the show. Highly recommended…there is nobody quite like him.

Andy Woodhull Andy is a very funny stand-up
comedian that deserves to be heard!
I love to play him on the show.
He has a laid back but very intelligent approach to his craft.
Highly recommended!

Woods Tea Company A Vermont based folk band with a fine sense of humor. I really like their stage presence…joking around, gently poking one another and just plain having fun. They are pretty funny to listen to. I recommend them highly.

Worm Quartet
Oh yeah! Punky, upbeat and pretty damned funny. Good stuff this.

Weird Al Yankovic The man who brought you song parodies galore, UHF the movie, and really good accordion
playing (okay, maybe not that last one). This site has all the info you’d want on the guy.

Whitman and Pantell Karen Whitman and Rick Pantell of Bearsville Graphics and Woodstock Art Colony fame have just released a CD called “Chicken Fat Pudding and Other Delights”. I’m really excited about it, if for no other reason, because it has the first song i’ve really ever heard about an object that I worship…the Frisbee! Not to say that it’s the only good one on the recording because it’s not. This is the place to find out more. So what are you waiting for?!

Todd Yohn He’s back! Todd Yohn Is a great musical comedian. With songs like “Daddy, please don’t go” and “When she snores” you have just got to laugh! I recommend either of his two CD releases, and I suspect that his brand new DVD
is just as good if not better. This is the place for all things Yohn.

Kenny Young and the Eggplants
Fronted by the unlikely named Kenny Young, this is one great band that should go far… that is if comedy/novelty/eclectic bands like this ever receive the recognition that they deserve. Not all songs are meant to be funny, but all are very good indeed. I like ’em!

Bob Zany Bob has been around a while and he deserves the success he’s found. He’s a funny guy. Recordings for sale here

Roy Zimmerman Yes, THAT Roy Zimmerman, founder and talented member of the group The Foremen. Smart funny of the best kind, with justifiable talent comparisons to Tom Lehrer but with a bit more bite, heavy on the teeth. As his web site says “Funny Songs About Ignorance, War and Greed”. I highly recommend this gentlemen. Listen for cuts from his holiday recording “Peacenik” on the show very soon.

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