Tom Simmons returns to the show this week to talk about the current state of Comedy Central, Kickstarter, his podcast Bully the Bullies, and pewtweets. Tom Simmons won the 2009 San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He's been seen on Comedy Central and heard on Bob and Tom. There's also a special appearance by Jamison Raymond, Tom's feature for the weekend. You can find Jamison on Twitter @jjraygun
Quick correction - At the end of the show, I mentioned that the clip I played came from Tom's CD End the Fed. It actually came from Tom's CD Keep Up. End the Fed is the name of one of the tracks on Keep Up. Sorry for any confusion.
Here's more on Tom:
Tom Simmons was born in New York and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He is married to the love of his life, Serena, for more than a decade. Together, they have a son named Owen. “We figured, that’s what we would be doing for the rest of our lives.” Before Owen’s birth in 2004, Tom and Serena toured the continent in their RV, devoted to perfecting Tom’s stage act and putting their relationship to the test.
The Simmons now live in Greensboro, North Carolina, the “epicenter of comedy”, as Tom describes it with a huge grin. “We bought a house from the seventies, and there’s lots of work to do. All I need now is a husband.”
Winner 2009 San Francisco International Comedy Competition
Two time finalist at Boston Comedy Festival
Montreal Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival.
Comedy Central- Live at Gotham
Showtime- White Boyz in the Hood (pilot episode)
BET- Comic View (multiple seasons)
Bob and Tom radio show regular.
Comics on Duty Iraq and Afghanistan.
... and constantly on tour.
For more on Tom, check out his website - tomsimmonscomedy.com