Bob Zany's thirty-second year in showbizz wrapped with the long-awaited premier of "Close But No Cigar: Bob Zany," Jay Kanzler's chronicle of Zany's three decades on the joke-telling roller coaster. The film debuted as a work-in-progress at The St. Louis Film Festival on November 18 to stellar reviews: "Often hilarious and occasionally poignant, Close But No Cigar stands with the very best in the entertainment documentary genre."--Joe Hodes, Playback STL. Watch the trailer at www.bobzany.com. Zany also garnered a featured spot in Jordan Brady's Slamdance smash, "I Am Comic" currently airing on Showtime, and enjoyed a ten day tour of Israel with Komedy for Koby.
Zany's long, long resume is bursting with close to 1000 national television stints, including a coveted spot on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as co-starring roles alongside Matt Damon in The Informant and David Spade in Joe Dirt. Zany's current library of CDs including Bob Zany, B to Z, Bay-bee! and Son of Bingle, His Greatest Hits and his infamous Zany-ism t-shirt collection are available at www.bobzany.com.
As all Bob & Tom Show fans know, Bob Zany's nationally syndicated weekly feature, The Zany Report, is the place where the three-time American Comedy Award Nominee skewers current events, where Buh-Buh-Buh-Buh Bing Crosby checks in with his version of The Classics, and where YOU have a chance to Fix The Joke, Bay-bee! Sure, it's a lot of laughs, but it's just a taste of the live show!!! As critics rave, "…Zany is poised and loaded with original material and perfect timing…" and club owners concur, "He's the best ad-lib comic out there; he gets right in the audience and interacts…he's amazing…"
Zany treasures his sixteen year association with “The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon” which has included stand-up spots, co-hosting duties, fund-raising and a VP seat on the Board of Directors. Zany’s humor column “And One More Thing…” is published quarterly in the prestigious scholarly review, Phi Kappa Phi Forum. A Los Angeles native, Zany lives in the San Fernando Valley with his wife, Erin and their Certified Pre-Owned adopted dogs Henry and Frankie.