Comedic Arts


"Comedy is a genre of fiction that consists of discourses or works intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, film, stand-up comedy, television, radio, books, or any other entertainment medium.”–Wikipedia

The comedic arts are a great art form. It has been said that comedy is the hardest thing to do. But great comedy is a priceless, whether in film or literature, or performance art, is a great gift. It lightens our load and helps us get through life!


Life is tough but it is even tougher if you have a "pretty bad name.” 


Sara Struggles Nicely (Clearwater, Florida)

Dr. E.Z. Filler (Dentist, Roslyn Heights, New York)

Robert Crook (Treasurer of a non-profit organization on Vancouver Island)

Can it really be true?? A guy with the name John Stupid who lives in Ohio. And Stuart Stupid in Los Angeles (maybe a stage name???)

Bert Slob lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sherri Slob lives in Marion, Ohio

Sally Silly lives in Binghamton, New York

Abdelmoncim Silly lives in Plainville, New York

Dick Dick lives in Wauconda, Illinois

Adam Sick lives in Greenbush, Minnesota

–Ann Sicker lives in Newark, New York

Harry Crumb lives in North Miami, Florida

–There are several women in the U.S. with the name Heidi Donut. And there is a Harry Donut in California.

–Lots of people with the last name Loser including Bruce, Donna, Greg, Betty, John, Barbara and Lallo.

–I found someone named Bubba Rat.

Bigge Rat lives in California. I wonder if that is pronouned Biggy or Big.

–If Shelley Pickle married George Tickle, she would be a Pickle-Tickle.

Danny Dirty lives in Alabama.

Yak Spit lives in Utah. Bob Spit lives in California. Chunk Spit lives in Iowa. Billy Spit lives in New York. Saliva Spit lives in Arizona.

–I think the last name Glum might be a "pretty bad name" There are many "Glums" living in the US including Barry Glum, Bruce Glum, Debra Glum, Ed Glum, Elaine Glum, and many more. -- Definition of Glum: "sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected



Sebastian Maniscalco –One of my favorite stand up comedians. I always laugh when I watch one of his comedy specials. He has really honed his craft and worked very hard to be one of the best in the world. "Born in the Chicagoland area in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Maniscalco began his career in 1998 performing at open mics. He has since released five comedy specials.”–Wikipedia


Dennis Regan–Dennis Regan is an accomplished stand-up comedian. His television credits include multiple appearances on both the "Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, as well as A&E's "Evening at the Improv," Comedy Central and Showtime. 

He wrote for the Kevin James comedy "The King of Queens," from its sixth season to its ninth and final season."A true comedy veteran, Dennis has headlined most of the major comedy clubs in the United States. Whether he's entertaining millions on TV, thousands in concert, or just a few dozen at a private corporate event, Dennis has the experience and creativity to delight everyone in the audience.


Dana Carvey–Dana Carvey is an American stand-up comedian, actor, impressionist, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his seven seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1993, which earned him five consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations. (Wikipedia)

One of SNL’s most talented alumni, Dana Carvey reigned supreme during his six-season run creating some of the show’s most memorable characters, including “Church Lady”, “Garth” of Wayne & Garth fame, Grumpy Old Man and bodybuilding “Hans” of Hans & Franz notoriety.


Tommy Ryman–Tommy Ryman grew up with in the heart of Minneapolis raised by a new-age, folksinging mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. He has an older sister who is a Harvard grad. Having this strange upbringing gave Tommy the right atmosphere to look at life a little differently. Growing up, he was an actor and had great comedic timing. He began his stand up career in 2005 at one of the best clubs in the country, Acme Comedy Company, right after college. He quickly became a local favorite and was sought after by some of the nation’s top comedians and opening for the likes of Louie Anderson, Maria Bamford and Nick Swardson. He was invited to perform at the prestigious Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theater and was featured as one of the "Twin Cities' Funniest People" by Metro Magazine. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and is a favorite among audiences at top clubs and colleges around the nation, and he is regularly featured on Rooftop Comedy, SiriusXM, and iheartradio. 


Joe MachiJoe Machi was interested in Comedy at a young age. Machi decided to try stand-up and moved to New York City in 2006. He quickly passed or became part of the roster for late night at New York's Comic Strip Live. He subsequently passed at four other NYC Comedy Clubs including Stand Up New York and Caroline's on Broadway. In 2010, Machi won the New York Underground Comedy Festival 's Emerging Comic's Contest in 2010. Joe also won the 2013 NY Comedy Festival’s Funniest Comedian Competition. After taking 4th place on Last Comic Standing ’s 8th season in 2014, Joe Machi started touring the United States as a headlining stand-up Comedian. Machi is known for his high-pitched voice, which he makes fun of himself. Machi says that he and Mike Tyson are both men cursed with high-pitched voices. "It's just how I am," he said. "I really didn't plan it. I think you can teach people some techniques to be funny but if they aren't funny in real life it's a tall mountain to climb." He is audience favorite and has a massive followers

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