Nick Vatterott returns to the show this week to talk about birthdays, monkeys, and Turkish baths. Nick has a new half-hour special on Comedy Central. He's also been seen on Conan and Fallon. I also sit down with Bob Jay for a short discussion about being in a comedy duo for 12 years and what it's like to hit the road again by yourself. Bob is a 20-year veteran of the stand-up circuit.
Here's more on Nick:
In 2010 Nick Vatterott performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The Hollywood Reporter named Nick one of the "break-outs" of the New Faces showcase at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Nick has performed all over the world, from Caroline's in NYC's Times Square to Old City Comedy Club in Istanbul's Taksim Square. He has toured with Chicago's storied Second City comedy theater and his sketch group 'Heavyweight' has performed at Second City's Unhinged and the Toronto Just for Laughs Festival. Vatterott's portrayal of "Don" in The Annoyance Theater's production of the necrophiliac musical "Love is Dead" earned him an After Dark Award for Outstanding Performance in a Play. The Chicago/LA/NYC run of his one man show NO OUTLET received AMAZING reviews. His jokes have been published in Time Out Chicago, Time Out New York, Dig This, and Reader's Digest. And before heading off to NYC in 2008, Chicago Magazine listed Nick "The Funniest Man in Chicago".
Here's more on Bob:
Chicago based impressionist Bob Jay's show is full of energy and keeps you on the edge of your seat. He brings dozens of celebrities and cartoon characters to life, and puts them in different comical scenarios. Bob's sound effects range from a jet fighter plane to a locomotive train crashing through the walls in a club. He has been told his show has been compared to Billy Crystal and to Rich Little. He was voted best up and coming comedians in Vegas 2002.
Some of his dead-on impressions include Robert DeNiro, Homer Simpson, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone and many, many others. Sometimes, broadcasting legend Harry Caray even makes an appearance.
You can find Bob on Facebook.