Known to many as “The Insult Comic”, BOB ZANY has been on more than 100 national television shows. He’s is wry, sarcastic, insulting, lovable, and well ... zany
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.
As a kid, I always liked comedy and would listen to albums by George Carlin, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, and Lenny Bruce. Despite my enjoyment of these great talents, I decided to pursue an unfunny career and left Los Angeles for San Francisco State College to be a lawyer. When that did not hold my attention, I switched majors and ended up getting a Bachelor of. Art Degree in Communications.