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. with JIM TAVARE (Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, TOSH.0)
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.
Jim Tavaré is an internationally acclaimed actor and comedian with a highly distinguished career.
Jim co-wrote and starred in ITV's 'The Sketch Show', which won a BAFTA and syndicated worldwide. To date, ?The Sketch Show? has been remade for audiences in seven different countries.
He wrote and starred in six highly acclaimed short silent films for BBC2 called 'Jim Tavaré Pictures Presents'. This was followed by his own comedy sketch series 'The Jim Tavaré Show', a thirteen part series co-written with Ricky Gervais, who also starred.
Following three appearances on The Royal Variety Performance, Jim performed at several private functions for the British Royal Family, including a private Christmas party for HRH Prince Charles and a Gala held at Highgrove in front of Her Majesty the Queen and thirteen Crowned Heads of State. Jim Tavaré is renowned for being Prince Charles favourite comedian.
His success as a stand-up comedian has spread to the United States. He was the winner of ‘International Starsearch’ (USA), had an episode of NBC's 'Wings' written around his act. He also holds the distinction of being the only overseas act ever to reach the final of NBC's ‘Last Comic Standing’.
As a finalist, he embarked on a 63 date national US tour with NBC as part of the ?Last Comic Standing World Tour?.
Jim Tavaré's film debut came in 2004 when he played Tom the Innkeeper in 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'. He has since made several US film and television appearances, including landing a recurring role on Showtime's 'Californication' alongside David Duchovny.
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.