Our guests this week are going to work out your funny boners hard! We have Scott Rubin (Editor-in-Chief of National Lampoon), Matt Purpura (US Brand Ambassador for Jim Beam), Ronn Vigh (98 pounds of fury), and Greg Asdourian (the door man at Azucar). (Ha! …Ha! Just kidding Greggie!!!)
Our first guest this week is Scott Rubin, the Editor-in-Chief of National Lampoon, the most recognized brand in humor. Rubin’s tenure began in 1999, when he created the award-winning National Lampoon Dotcom as an outlet for the NatLamp’s cutting edge comic sensibility. The site’s content was entered into the Smithsonian Institute for best exemplifying American satire in the weeks following the 9-11 attacks, and has been awarded “Best of the Web” from the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, USA Today, CNN and The Wall Street Journal.
The site is ranked as one of the most popular entertainment Internet destinations, with a monthly audience that exceeds 800,000 readers. Rubin also writes and produces television shows for National Lampoon Networks (NLN), a college cable channel seen by nearly 5 million college students. He executive produces the #1 rated Master Debaters, an irreverent, innovative debating show featuring celebrities, local personalities, and real college debaters.
Next up we have a bourbon connosseur joining us! His name is Matt Purpura and he works for a prestigious company that many-a-comedian supports financially, Jim Beam! That’s right, Matt is the US Embassador for Jim Beam. We’ll learn all about what this exciting job entails and hear some fun drunk-tales from his travels. Good times.
Next, one of our favorite regulars is back! The very fun, funny, and sexy Ronn Vigh! Ronn Vigh, so-sexy-it’s-difficult-to-not-jump-his-bones-while-he’s-on-stage, brings his unique brand of comedy to clubs, colleges, and airport lavatories all over the world. His brash attitude and acerbic wit have earned him a comparison to a young Joan Rivers by SF Weekly. Well, if she were male, gay, and didn’t shoot Botox by the pound. He was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing II and in 2005 founded and still co-produces the successful “Harvey’s Funny Tuesday’s” weekly comedy show at Harvey’s in the Castro District of San Francisco. No stranger to the comedy and alternative scene, he recently hosted Palm Springs Pride, headlined the Lake Tahoe Gay & Lesbian WinterFest, 10th Annual Michigan ComedyFest, and the list goes on and on and on–much like when Ronn speaks.
His one man show, 98 Pounds of Fury, enjoyed a successful run, appeared in the Off-Broadway smash hit 10 Naked Men, recently hosted coverage for the SF GLBT Pride Parade and gained much attention for a controversial off-the-cuff comment about bisexuals. He’s played Joan Rivers at Comedy Noir’s Jesus Roast, a gay Elvis Presley in a Vegas.com commercial, and a science geek in a Magrack ad displayed in NYC subways. Needless to say, he’s versatile (in many ways). He’s been heard on the radio waves and a frequent contributor to shows such as “Fernando & Greg” on Energy 92.7FM, Shake Radio on 960 AM, The Quake and Live 105’s KGAY Weekend in San Francisco. He currently reports, and was featured in, the New York Times for his “Weekly Show” on Vidsf.com. His biggest accomplishment to date: working as a flight attendant and he never smothers any of his passengers with a pillow.
And finally, we welcome back the oh so charming and funny Greg Asdourian! Greg Asdourian is a native San Francisco Bay Area entertainer. Born in San Francisco and now residing in the East Bay, he has been performing his relateable, endearing, and self-deprecating brand of comedy all over California, including the world-famous Comedy Store in Hollywood. Greg’s stage time isn’t limited to comedy. He is also a professional stage actor. Having done “Shakespeare in the Park” to most recently starring in the west coast premiere of “Evil Dead: The Musical” with the Willows Theater Company. Greg hosts a very funny comedy show at Bliss Bar on Monday nights in San Francisco, and can also be found Tuesday night’s doing stand-up at La Tapatia restaurant in Concord.
Oh…ma…gawd. This show’s gonna be HOT. Hotter than July. Hotter than John’s temper during a Kaseem Bentley interview! AND, this show’s gonna be cooool! Cooler than December. Cooler than John’s balls! And bluer! 🙂 (Ha! Ha! Just kidding Johnnie!!!) Now roll up your sleeves, roll up your pant legs, then roll up your doobies (or your boobies if they’re saggin’)
…then tune in!
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