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Keweenaw Brewing Co. & Stonehouse Window & Door Present:Comedians Bob Zany & Costaki Economopoulos
Holiday Inn (Marquette, MI)
Marquette, MI
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Keweenaw Brewing Co. & Stonehouse Window & Door Present:Comedians Bob Zany & Costaki Economopoulos
Comedians Bob Zany & Costaki Economopoulos, who regularly appear on the Bob & Tom Show, will be making a special appearance at Marquette's Holiday Inn for two shows on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM. This show is presented by Keweenaw Brewing Co., Stonehouse Window & Door and hosted by WUPK 94 Rock. Tickets are $20.00 for general admission seating and $25.00 for the front section. Ticket sales begin on August 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM and are available by visiting comedy.brownpapertickets.com, calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or by visiting WUPK 94 Rock at 1009 West Ridge St., Suite A, Marquette, MI 49855. Box office hours for WUPK 94 Rock are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

In 1977, Bob Zany started his career where most performers want to end up --on national television. At the tender age of fifteen, the native Southern Californian appeared on the infamous Gong Show. Halfway through his stand-up routine, which he read from a piece of paper, Bob Zany was pulled off the stage by a man dressed like a nun wielding a net. Eleven years later, Zany made a triumphant return to The Gong Show, this time as a celebrity judge. Though the initial experience was painful, it marked the first of over 100 appearances on national television.

In 1981, while attending Mt. San Antonio College, Bob Zany applied for a job as a newscaster at the campus radio station but was turned down. Later that year, Zany auditioned for the owner of The Ice House in Pasadena. The audition took place in the middle of the afternoon in a club that seats 300. From the only occupied chair came the voice of the owner, 'You're not ready.' Bob Zany looked around the empty showroom and said 'Neither is your club!' Undaunted, he talked the owner into letting him produce his own show so he could have the stage time, and for the owner, an audience. The result was The Bob Zany Show. The shows sold out consistently-- with everyone Zany knew from his hometown, West Covina, and then some--in attendance. After one show, Bob Zany was approached by Frazier Smith, the host of a top-rated radio show on KLOS/LA. After a short time doing guest spots on Frazier's show, Zany was hired by KLOS as a personality with his own show on Saturday mornings.

His other accomplishments include the creation of Bob Zany's Comedy Outlets, with over 50 locations throughout California and Nevada; a comedy album Hi Home, I'm Honey; a soon-to-be published diet scrapbook, Laugh at Fat, Bay-bee!, which chronicles his 175-lb weight loss; numerous roles in feature films; and the highlight of his career to date, being hired by his idol, Steve Martin, to appear on George Burns' Comedy Week.

Bob Zany's stage persona has evolved over the years, but the dramatic weight loss in 1991 caused the need for a major overhaul...along with the 175-lbs, he lost 30 minutes of his act! Bob Zany spent the following year doing late night spots at Hollywood clubs, trying to 'reinvent' himself. The result is the cigar-smoking, audience-interactive crowd favorite Bob Zany we know and love today.
In the spring of 1993, Costaki Economopoulos was doing graduate work at the University of Georgia. He spent most of his time hammering out a thesis on the influence of political satire on our feelings about government. His off time was spent honing his stand-up skills in pizza joints and bars around town. When he had to turn down a couple of gigs to work on the paper, it made his stomach hurt. He hung in there, finished the thesis, got his master's degree, and within a year was a full-time comic on the road. He has been criss-crossing the country telling jokes ever since.

His humor has been described as smart, pointed, hip, sharp, insightful, socially relevant and gut-laugh funny. A fellow comic once referred to Costaki as a "casually brilliant joke philosopher." He weighs in on everything from parenting and politics, to pirates and rice cakes. His light swagger, playful squint, and wry smile tell you that perhaps there's more to this multi-layered joke than you first recognized.

Costaki began to make some noise in the business by reaching the finals of the Seattle Comedy Competition, where he was discovered and invited to the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival. He was just one of ten finalists in Comedy Central's Laugh Riots national talent search. He's been back to Montreal twice since then.

You may have seen him recently on the Showtime Special Caroline Rhea & Friends. Over the years, Costaki has performed in 48 states, covering the country's best clubs, hundreds of beautiful theaters, dozens of colleges and some of the worst bars in America.

Also a talented writer, Costaki's jokes have appeared on The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, and Best Damn Sports Show Period. He was a writer for BET, where he was staffed on two of their hit shows. He wrote jokes for Bette Midler's Kiss My Brass Tour. Costaki spent Spring Break one year in Cancun writing on the MTV show Parental Approval. He also wrote daily for The Complete Sheet, a DJ prep service that goes out to almost 500 stations worldwide.

But he is easily best known for The Economonologue, a weekly segment on the syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Show that reaches some five million people in 150 markets. That segment has been spun off into Quick Snaps, the all-NFL topical version, which also has a weekly home during the season on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. This national exposure has opened the door to Costaki's dream: people coming to see his performances "on purpose."

After a performance with Jake Johnson, Costaki's mother said, "You were better than the other guy." And really, is there anything more to say after that?

For more information about Bob Zany, or to view his comedy, visit www.bobzany.com. For more information about Costaki Economopoulos, or to view his comedy, visit www.costaki.com.

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Holiday Inn (Marquette, MI) (View)
1951 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855
United States


Categories

Arts > Other
Arts > Performance
Comedy > Other
Comedy > Stand Up

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: KB Productions, Inc.
On BPT Since: May 24, 2012
 
KB Productions, Inc.
kbconcertsjon@gmail.com
http://www.costaki.com
 


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