Legendary Comedian Bob Zany Vies For Funniest Person in the World Crown, Bay-bee!
Finally. Bob Zany made his comedy debut at the age of 15. On national television. And now, almost thirty-five years after that Gong Show gong heard round the world, comedian Bob Zany is teetering on the cusp of global comedy domination.
As of this writing, Zany is close to clinching a berth in The Laugh Factorys First Annual Funniest Person in the U.S. Contest . The first round of The Laugh Factorys Funniest Person in the World Contest . So why does the veteran funny man deserve to be nominated? Zany s 1000+ film and television credits, along with his life-long career in syndicated radio should be reason enough, but consider this:
Bob Zany is one of the few nationally touring headliners with a resume that includes paid gigs in all 50 states. And Washington D.C. And Guam. And seven countries.
And heres more good news: Its easy to nominate him. Just go to www.bobzany.com before Friday, August 15 , and click the Nominate Me link on the Home Page and up pops a simplereally simple--ballot.
Highlights from Star-Search Finalist Zany s last three decades include the recent Billy Gardells Road Dogs (Showtime) a starring role opposite Eric Roberts in 23 Minutes to Sunrise and a featured spot as Matt Damons attorney in The Informant . For 17 years, The Bob and Tom Radio Network featured fan-favorite, The Zany Report , Bobs take on current events. Zany s long ride on the joke-telling roller-coaster was documented in Jay Kanzlers Close But No Cigar, and his signature improvised crowd-work was showcased in Jordan Brady s Slamdance smash, I Am Comic. Zany logged an unprecedented 17 consecutive appearanceson The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon as both performer and overnight host with Tom Bergeron . Still touring the country at least 48 weeks a year, Zany also hosts a self-titled podcast for The Sideshow Network, on which, he and his wife,comedian Erin OConnor sit down with comedy big wigs including Steven Wright , Fred Willard , Paul Rodriguez , Carrot Top , Laugh-In creator George Schlatter and George Wallace for thirty minutes ofyou never know. (download on sideshownetwork.tv, itunes and soundcloud.com).