Tag Archive: Comedian


Happy Birthday Dino

 

Happy Birthday To A Talent Unparalleled In Today’s Entertainment World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Date of Birth

7 June 1917Steubenville, Ohio, USA

Date Of Death

 

25 December 1995, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA (lung cancer and emphysema)

 

 

Birth Name

 

Dino Paul Crocetti

 

 

Nickname

 

Dino
King Leer (given to him by Life magazine)

 

 

Height

 

5′ 11″ (1.80 m)

 

 

Biography

 

” Though best known for the 51 films he made, Dean Martin was a prizefighter, steel mill laborer, gas station attendant and card shark before seeing the first glimmer of fame. It came when he teamed up with comedian Jerry Lewis in 1946. Films such as At War with the Army (1950) sent the team toward superstardom. After teaming with Lewis, Martin – born Dino Paul Crocetti – became a dramatic actor and the star of a long-running television variety show. Personality conflicts broke up the comedy duo in 1957. Few thought that Martin would go one to achieve solo success, but he did, winning critical acclaim for his role in The Young Lions (1958) with Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift. A succession of films followed for the singer-actor, including Some Came Running (1958) with Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra. All would later be members of the “Rat Pack.” Martin learned well and proved potent at the box office throughout the 1960s, with films such as Bells Are Ringing (1960) and Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964), again with Rat Pack pals Sammy Davis Jr. and Sinatra. During much of the 1960s and 1970s Martin’s movie persona of a boozing playboy prompted a series of films as secret agent Matt Helm and his own television variety show. Airport (1970) followed, featuring Martin as a pilot. He also played a phony priest in The Cannonball Run (1981). His last public role was a return to the stage, for a cross-country concert tour with Davis and Sinatra. He spoke affectionately of his fellow Rat Packers. “The satisfaction that I get out of working with these two bums is that we have more laughs than the audience has”, Martin said. “

 

 

 

 

 

Trade Mark

 

Cigarette and a glass of alcohol whenever he was doing his night club acts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trivia

 

” His son, Dean Paul Martin (Dino), was killed in a plane crash in March 1987.

Member of the “Rat Pack” with Frank SinatraSammy Davis Jr.Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. All appeared in Ocean’s Eleven (1960).

Father of Gail Martin, Craig Martin, Claudia MartinDeana Martin Gina MartinRicci Martin and Dean Paul Martin.

Grandfather of Alexander Martin.”

” Much of the “booze” that he drank on stage during his famous “Rat Pack” performances was really apple juice. (Son Dean Paul Martin spilled this secret, after the variety show ended production, stating that his father couldn’t have performed if he’d really drunk that much liquor.)”

 

 

 

 

” From 1973 to 1984, he was the host of the “Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.” In one of the most classic television series of all time, Dean and his panel of actors and comics would shower the guest of honor with insults. This series contained the most famous names in the history of entertainment, such as Bob HopeFrank SinatraLucille BallGeorge BurnsJames StewartOrson WellesJack BennyPhyllis DillerMilton BerleGene KellyDon RicklesRich LittleJohn Wayne, and Foster Brooks.”

 

 

 

 

” He and Frank Sinatra were best friends, a fact he held very dear to his heart. The two didn’t speak much, in the years after Dean quit the “Rat Pack Reunion” tour, but they did reconcile a few months before his death, over dinner – and a breadroll fight.”  

 

 

 

 

” Dean is one of few actors who have received not just one, but three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for Motion Pictures at 6519 Hollywood Blvd., one for Television at 6651 Hollywood Blvd, and a third for his recording career.”

 

 

 

 

”  Dean’s TV career began in 1950 with The Martin & Lewis Show on The Colgate Comedy Hour, which ran through 1955. He hosted various other shows before reluctantly taking the 1965 gig which turned into a 19-year success under various names.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIP … Cheers Dino

 

 

 

Discography

 

AlbumsCompilationsSingles & EPsDVDs & VideosAll

    Year Album Label  
 
Dean Martin Sings
1953 Dean Martin Sings album review Collectors’ Choice Music    
 
Swingin' Down Yonder
1955 Swingin’ Down Yonder album review Collectors’ Choice Music    
  Dean Martin [1955] 1955 Dean Martin [1955] Capitol    
 
Pretty Baby
1957 Pretty Baby album review Collectors’ Choice Music  
 
Sleep Warm
1959 Sleep Warm album review Capitol/EMI Records / Capitol    
 
A Winter Romance
1959 A Winter Romance album review Capitol/EMI Records    
 
This Time I'm Swingin'!
1960 This Time I’m Swingin’! album review Collectors’ Choice Music    
 
Bells Are Ringing [Original Soundtrack Album]
1960 Bells Are Ringing [Original Soundtrack Album] album review DRG    
  Dean Martin [1961] 1961 Dean Martin [1961] Capitol    
 
Dino! Italian Love Songs
1962 Dino! Italian Love Songs album review Collectors’ Choice Music    
 
Cha Cha de Amor
1962 Cha Cha de Amor album review Capitol    
 
French Style
1962 French Style album review Capitol    
  Country Style 1963 Country Style album review Capitol    
  Dean 1963 Dean “Tex” Martin Rides Again album review      
  Dino Latino 1963 Dino Latino album review      
 
Live at the Sands Hotel
1964 Live at the Sands Hotel album review Bianco    
 
Dream with Dean
1964 Dream with Dean album review Hip-O Select / Hip-O  
 
Everybody Loves Somebody
1964 Everybody Loves Somebody album review Hip-O  
  The Door Is Still Open to My Heart 1964 The Door Is Still Open to My Heart album review Hip-O  
  Holiday Cheer 1965 Holiday Cheer album review Capitol  
 
Dean Martin Hits Again
1965 Dean Martin Hits Again album review Hip-O Select / Hip-O  
  (Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You 1965 (Remember Me) I’m the One Who Loves You album review    
 
Houston
1965 Houston album review Capitol  
  Somewhere There's a Someone 1966 Somewhere There’s a Someone album review Capitol  
  The Hit Sound of Dean Martin 1966 The Hit Sound of Dean Martin album review Hip-O / Universal  
  The Dean Martin TV Show 1966 The Dean Martin TV Show album review    
 
My Christmas Album
1966 My Christmas Album MCP  
  Songs From The Silencers 1966 Songs From The Silencers album review Reprise  
  Happiness Is Dean Martin 1967 Happiness Is Dean Martin album review Hip-O  
  Welcome to My World 1967 Welcome to My World album review Hip-O  
 
Gentle on My Mind
1968 Gentle on My Mind album review Hip-O  
  I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am 1969 I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am album review Capitol  
  My Woman, My Woman, My Wife 1970 My Woman, My Woman, My Wife album review Capitol  
  For the Good Times 1971 For the Good Times album review Hip-O / Universal  
  Dino 1972 Dino album review Hip-O  
  Sittin' on Top of the World 1973 Sittin’ on Top of the World album review Capitol  
  You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me 1973 You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me album review Hip-O    
  Once in a While 1978 Once in a While album review Capitol  
  The Nashville Sessions 1983 The Nashville Sessions Warner Bros.

Filmography

 

Jump to: Soundtrack | Actor | Thanks | Self | Archive footage
 1985 Half Nelson (TV Movie) Mr. Martin
 1978 Charlie’s Angels (TV Series) Frank Howell
     Angels in Vegas (1978) … Frank Howell
 1973 Showdown Billy Massey
 
 1971 Something Big Joe Baker
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie) Eli Whitney
 
 1970 Airport Vernon Demerest
 
 1968 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series) Goodfellow’s Baby
    Episode dated 25 September 1968 (1968) … Goodfellow’s Baby (uncredited)
 1968 5 Card Stud Van Morgan
 
 
 1967 Rough Night in Jericho Alex Flood
 
 1966 Birds Do It Dean Martin
 1965 Marriage on the Rocks Ernie Brewer
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series) Gurd Canliss
      Canliss (1964) … Gurd Canliss
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods John
 1964 What a Way to Go! Leonard ‘Lennie’ Crawley
 
 
 1963 4 for Texas Joe Jarrett
 1963 Come Blow Your Horn The Bum (uncredited)
 
 1962 Who’s Got the Action? Steve Flood
 
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong The ‘Grape’ on Plutomium (uncredited)
 
 1962 Sergeants 3 Sgt. Chip Deal
 1961 Ada Bo Gillis
 1961 All in a Night’s Work Tony Ryder
 1960 Who Was That Lady? Michael Haney
 1959 Career Maurice ‘Maury’ Novak
 
 
1958 Some Came Running Bama Dillert
 1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series) Unnamed Las Vegas Gambler

      Bilko’s Secret Mission (1958) … Unnamed Las Vegas Gambler (uncredited)
 1958 The Young Lions Michael Whiteacre
 1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) Dean Martin
     Terry’s Crush (1958) … Dean Martin
 
 1957 Ten Thousand Bedrooms Ray Hunter
 
 
 
 1952 Road to Bali Man in Lala’s Dream (uncredited)
 
For even more Info go here , here , here , here or here .

Happy Birthday To One Of The Greatest Talents To Ever Live … Dean Martin

Daily Comedy 1.19.15

Comedian Veteran Ross Bennett

 

 

 

Uploaded on Aug 24, 2010

” Small town comedian Ross Bennett discusses his pursuit of a career in show business with http://www.WatchMojo.com. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From The New TV Comedy Show “The Flipside” Hosted By Michael Loftus

 

 

 

 

Published on Sep 17, 2014

” Comedian Michael Loftus, host of the new TV show “The Flipside” goes on an extended rant about how people who supposedly believe in the upcoming end of the world brought on by global warming primarily seem interested in just making money for themselves.”

 

 

HT/ The People’s Cube

 

 

   These links will allow you to like “The Flipside” on Facebook , visit host Michael Loftus’ website and subscribe to their Youtube channel if so inclined .

Rob Schneider Tells Chris Stigall: We Are Sliding Very Fast Towards Fascism

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Chris Stigall spoke with comedian Rob Schneider on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the struggle comedians face in today’s current political environment.

  Schneider struck on ominous tone when discussing the path he sees the country on.

“ Democracies don’t end well. We are sliding very fast towards fascism. It’s an ugly kind of thing. There’s this kind of mob mentality that we have to be careful of,” he said.

  He believes comedians are pressured toward one side of the political spectrum.

“ There’s a polarization that’s happening…I do think you look can look at government and go, ‘Wow, it is out of control now,’ and if you do criticize or tend to be not directly along a liberal stand, you can get murdered,” Schneider commented.”

 

Hear the entire podcast here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Pinette, Stand-Up Comic And ‘Seinfeld’ Guest Star, Dies At 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Stand-up comedian John Pinette has died at age 50.

  According to the Associated Press, the comedian, who was best known for his routine about an all-you-can eat Chinese buffet and for guest-starring on the series finale of “Seinfeld,” was found dead of natural causes in a Pittsburgh hotel room.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Pinette, who had struggled with his weight for decades, died of natural causes, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office. Pinette’s personal doctor also signed off on the cause of death, meaning no autopsy is planned.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Pinette, who was named Stand-Up Comedian of the Year at the American Comedy Awards in 1999, recorded three stand-up specials in his career, “Show Me the Buffet,” “I’m Starvin'” and “Still Hungry.” His agent said he was at work on a fourth special at the time of his death.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is some biographical detail on the late great Mr Pinette

 

” John Pinette  (March 23, 1964 – April 5, 2014) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. He toured the comedy club circuit beginning in the 1980s and appeared in cinema and on television. Besides stand-up, Pinette did impressions of The ChipmunksElvis PresleyGollum from The Lord of the RingsHervé Villechaize (Tattoo from Fantasy Island), an Ewok, actor Marlon Brando (notably Brando’s role in The Godfather), as well as various ethnic accents. He occasionally sang, for example “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz, in stand-up routines.

  John Pinette was born in BostonMassachusetts, on March 23, 1964, and graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1982.He started a career in accounting, but on the advice of friends left to pursue a career in comedy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Pinette got a break when asked to tour with Frank Sinatra. Pinette was a regular guest on The Tonight Show and The View.

  Pinette was in DuetsDear God, and Junior. He was a regular on the series Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, and starred as the carjack victim in the final episode of Seinfeld. In 2004, Pinette was Bumpo in Artisan Entertainment’s The Punisher, starring Thomas Jane and John Travolta.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Pinette was named Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards in 1999 and received a Gemini Award nomination for his televised performance at Montreal’sJust for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2000.[citation needed]

  In 2004, Pinette joined the touring cast of the musicalHairspray in the role of Edna Turnblad.[4][5] He later went on to the Broadway production in 2005, and continued in the role until May 28, 2006.[4][6] In his 2006 concert I’m Starvin’, he said it was the first musical theater production he had been in since high school.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In 2004, Pinette’s stand up material was featured in Comedy Central’s animated series Shorties Watchin’ Shorties. In 2007, Pinette performed at the 42nd annual MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon. He performed at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2008, and toured in cities in 2010 beginning in April. During this tour, Pinette recorded a Comedy Central special entitled “John Pinette: Still Hungry”. The taping took place at the Vic Theatre in Chicago. The world premiere of “John Pinette: Still Hungry” was on July 29, 2011, on Comedy Central.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Pinette was a host of the E4 laughs at Edinburgh podcasts, showcasing comedians from the Edinburgh Festival in 2008. In 2012, Pinette was one of the comedy acts in Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops on CMT.

  He was the host of All You Can Eat, a TV series taking a humorous look at American cuisine. The show debuted on the H2 network in the U.S. in late June 2013.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Pinette was pronounced dead at 2:30 pm on April 5, 2014, at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said Pinette had been suffering from liver and heart disease. An autopsy was not performed, as Pinette’s personal doctor signed off on his cause of death as pulmonary embolism.

 

 

 

 

   Rest in peace John . You provided us with more laughs than just about anything or anyone ever has . We will miss you .

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Comedic Country Singer Tim Wilson Dies At 52

 

 

 

 

” Stand-up comedian and country singer Tim Wilson, who infused original songs into his comedy, died in Columbus, Ga., on Wednesday night of a massive heart attack, his manager Chris Dipetta told TODAY. 

  Wilson, 52, drove to Columbus from a gig in Michigan to visit his brother en route to a weekend show in Birmingham, Ala. when he started feeling ill, said Dipetta, who worked with Wilson for 30 years.

” I talked to him yesterday afternoon and said he felt bad, was short of breath, and I said, ‘get to the hospital now,” said Dipetta, fighting tears. “His brother took him to the hospital and he had a massive heart attack and passed away at 9:15 p.m.” “

 

 

 

 

” Although Wilson was not a household name, he had a strong and expansive following that admired his humorous country songs such as “Garth Brooks Ruined My Life” and “First Baptist Bar & Grill.” He also co-wrote Jeff Foxworthy’s hit “The Redneck 12 Days of Christmas.” “

 

 

 

 

    He was a funny , funny man and in tribute to him we are going to highlight some of his work with very little commentary on our part . We’ll let Mr Wilson’s words speak for themselves .

 

 

 

He was a most highly respected comedian that his contemporaries thought the world of .

 

 

Tim Wilson RIP Tweets

 

 

Listen his take on banks and tellers

 

 

This is an NSFW , uncensored version of one of his classics … “I Could Be Wrong”

 

 

 

Service Stations …

 

 

 

 

 

Nascar …

 

 

The Second Amendment …

 

 

Family gatherings …

Michelle Obama … LOL

Schools …

Tornados …

Golf …

Rosie O’Donnell …

“21 And Don’t Know Nothin’ “

Bill Clinton …

Al Gore …

What women want …

Kevin McPeek interviews Tim …

Here is the Wiki bio on Tim … 

” Timothy Collins “Tim” Wilson (August 5, 1961 – February 26, 2014) was an American stand-up comedian and country music artist, whose act combined stand-up comedy and original songs.He released more than a dozen comedy albums, including several forCapitol Records Nashville, and made frequent appearances on the John Boy and BillyBig D and Bubba and Bob and Tom Show.Wilson also appeared on numerous television programs, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and American Revolution Country Comedy on CMT. In 2011, Wilson appeared on CMT’s Ron White‘s Comedy Salute to the Troops along with White, Lewis Black,Kathleen Madigan, Vic Henley, Alex Reymundo and Robert Hawkins. In 2012, Wilson appeared on the Showtime Comedy Special Billy Gardell‘s: Road Dogs, with Gardell hosting along with comedians Ben Creed and Kenny Rogerson. Wilson also produced the show’s musical theme, “Back Home To You” by guitarist Scotty Bratcher. “

 

Albums

 

Title Album details[12] Peak chart positions
US Country US Comedy US Heat
Waking Up the Neighborhood
  • Release date: July 26, 1994
  • Label: Southern Tracks
Tough Crowd
  • Release date: July 15, 1995
  • Label: Southern Tracks
Low-Class Love Affair
  • Release date: September 18, 1995
  • Label: Southern Tracks
Tuned Up
  • Release date: May 6, 1997
  • Label: Southern Tracks
It’s a Sorry World 44 31
Road Comedy 101
  • Release date: February 16, 1999
  • Label: Southern Tracks
Gettin’ My Mind Right
  • Release date: October 5, 1999
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
28 28
Hillbilly Homeboy
  • Release date: June 6, 2000
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
48
I Should’ve Married My Father-In-Law
  • Release date: October 23, 2001
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
64
Super Bad Sounds of the 70’s
  • Release date: May 20, 2003
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
57
The Real Twang Thang
  • Release date: January 25, 2005
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
11
Church League Softball Fistfight
  • Release date: November 22, 2005
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
12
But I Could Be Wrong
  • Release date: March 20, 2007
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
61 4 42
Mr. Wilson Explains America
  • Release date: October 20, 2009
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
Caffeine Wired, Nervous & Pale
  • Release date: June 11, 2013[13]
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
“—” denotes releases that did not chart

 

 

 

Last but not least here is Tim’s webpage Tim Wilson America

 

 

 

Rest In Peace Tim … Thanks for all the laughs … You will be greatly missed 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Guns Save Lives

 

Black NRA

 

” This week we have another example of a comedian using the power of their personality to push a political agenda while hiding behind their comedian status to allow them to say, “Come on guys, it’s just a joke.”

Sarah Silverman this week released a video on the website Funny or Die which mocked the NRA and was actually pretty racist.

The black gun owning community also spoke out on the issue.

Most notable, NRA commentator Colion Noir and PJTV’s AlfonZo Rachel (along with his band 20 lb Sledge) both made response videos condemning the Funny or Die video.”

 

 

More videos at the link

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Comedy 5.5.13

T. Bubba Bechtol: Clean Comedy Comedian-Radio Talk Show Host

Gottfried: Jonathan Winters was mad brilliant

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” Jonathan Winters was not always in his right mind. I don’t mean that only in the showbiz sense, but in the mental health sense. Jonathan, who died Thursday, was a nut as a comic, but also manic depressive and was institutionalized at least once in his life. He was also brilliantly talented. And the combination of his mental troubles and amazing talent made him the legendary performer that he was. He recognized this himself, telling an NPR reporter in 2011, “I need that pain — whatever it is — to call upon it from time to time, no matter how bad it was.” ”

Daily Comedy 1.27.13

Rich Little – Comedian , Impressionist

Video of the Day

On the anniversary of Bob Hope’s death we present a preview of our upcoming tribute to one of the worlds greatest entertainers .