Tom Wilson is a creative artist whose professional career has explored almost every imaginable artistic discipline, blending them into a unique and very individual declaration of a life in the arts. A man of fervent but private faith his whole life, the last few years have been interesting, with hundreds of invitations to speak at conferences and retreats, as well as the opportunity to record the music that he began playing in church in the 1970s. Tom has enjoyed a successful career as an actor, writer and comedian for over 20 years.
Seinfeld Actor Holds Fundraiser to Fight Lawsuit By "Real-Life" Kramer
Burbank, CA– On Sunday, February 23rd at 7pm, "Fred's Frivolous Lawsuit Fundraiser," will be held at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant. This stand-up comedy show will raise money to help veteran comedian/actor/writer Fred Stoller raise funds to pay for a 1 million dollar suit brought against him by the real-life "Kramer." Hosted by Fred Willard (Best In Show, Modern Family), several celebrity headliners will be performing stand-up to help raise legal funds for Mr. Stoller, a highly respected comedian, writer, and character actor who has appeared in over seventy films and TV shows, including Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, Dumb and Dumber, Friends, Hannah Montana, and Wizards of Waverly Place and who wrote several episodes of Seinfeld, including the famous "The Soup" episode. Stoller recently published "Maybe We'll Have You Back: The Life And Times Of A Perennial TV Guest Star, " a memoir that chronicles his storied career. Though Stoller's book has been universally praised by such celebrity comedians as Chris Rock and Jeff Garlin, Kenny Kramer (of whom the character of Kramer in Seinfeld was based upon) alleges that comments Stoller made about him in the book are not factual.
During the fundraiser, several celebrity headliners, including Willard and Brody Stevens, will be performing stand-up to help fundraise for Mr. Stoller, who will also be auctioning off highly valued collectables from his entertainment career, including signed scripts (Everybody Loves Raymond, Bob's Burgers, NCIS, and "The Soup" episode of Seinfeld), Crank Yankers and Daddy Day Care jackets, photos of Fred & Pee Wee Herman, Fred's Dumb and Dumber call sheet, as well as a famed photo from Fred's Seinfeld episode featuring Seinfeld, Bania, and Kramer. Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants) will also be auctioning personalized SpongeBob messages to members of the audience. 100% of the ticket sales goes to pay Fred's attorney fees. The evening promises full of fun, fundraising and yada yada yada.
Host/MC Fred Willard BEST IN SHOW , WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, SECOND CITY,
Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of the industry's most gifted comic actors, first coming to prominence as ambitious but dimwitted sidekick Jerry Hubbard to Martin Mull's smarmy talk-show host Barth Gimble in the devastating satirical series Fernwood Tonight (1977). A master of sketch comedy, he is most heralded for his quick wit and improvisational expertise. His 50 appearances in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) are indicative of his ability to transform any character into a unique comic portrayal. Fred recently completed a sold-out run of his one-man show, "Fred Willard: Alone At Last!" (with a cast of 12) and received two Los Angeles Artistic Director Awards, for Best Comedy and Best Production. He is an alumnus of The Second City and currently heads a sketch comedy workshop, The MoHo Group. WEBSITE | BOOK
Comedian Jimmy Dore CITIZEN JIMMY, KPFK , MARIJUANA-LOGUES, JIMMY KIMMEL,
The star of several Comedy Central specials, a writer performer for the Off-Broadway hit "The Marijuana-Logues", the host of his own weekly radio show in Los Angeles on Pacifica Radio 90.7 and you can see him weekly on The Young Turks Network. His latest effort "Citizen Jimmy" is the award-winning one-hour Comedy Central Special that was chosen Best Of 2008 by iTunes, and was named one the top 5 comedy DVDs of the year by Punchline Magazine. Jimmy headlines and performs all over the United States and has performed on all the major networks such as NBC's Last Comic Standing, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, The Late Late Show, and Comedy Central. Jimmy has performed at all the hottest comedy festivals including: HBO Aspen Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival, Bumpershoot, Austin Comedy Festival as well as Portland Comedy Festival to name a few. According to L.A. Weekly, "Jimmy Dore is completely offensive and very funny!" WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Don Friesen SHOWTIME 1 HR SPECIAL, JUST FOR LAUGHS, LIVE AT GOTHAM, COMICS UNLEASHED, KLOS 5:00 FUNNIES
If you missed Don's hilarious Showtime one-hour Special, Ask Your Mom you've got to catch him Live! Don captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best written routines around! As the only two-time winner in the 36-year history of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Friesen ignites the stage with a playful, high-energy spoof of his life as a modern suburban dad trying to get through the day with a bit of money in the bank and a scrap of dignity intact. Friesen's credits include Showtime, Live at Gotham, The Lewis Black Christmas Special, and Comics Unleashed. Comedy clips and more at www.donfriesen.com WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Darren Carter SHOWTIME SPECIAL, THE TONIGHT SHOW, CHELSEA LATELY
Showtime Special, "That Ginger's Crazy", Chelsea Lately and The Tonight Show. Listen to the Dick and Darren Show available on iTunes, DarrenCarter.com and here this week! WEBSITE | | BOOK