Monday, November 26, 2007

The John Miller Program with Candy Churilla December 2

Playfully self-delusional, wildly entertaining, and possessing a booming voice dripping with insincerity, James P. Connolly, our first guest, has been described by industry professionals as a cross between a "young Steve Martin and Stephen Colbert."

Host of “Live from Here with James P. Connolly” on XM Channel 154 National Lampoon Comedy Radio, James has been a finalist in every major comedy competition and festival entered, including Comedy Central’s “Laugh Riots,” the Boston Comedy Festival and the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. You may have seen him on Comedy Central, HBO, host of VH1’s “Movie Obsessions,” a Grand Comedy Champion on Ed McMahon’s “Next Big Star,” SiTV, UPN, numerous National Commercials, voice over, multimedia, as well as weekly airplay on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio Comedy Channels.

Our next guest Ken Koskella took a 35-year break from the performing arts to become a very successful business executive. After retirement, he began performing stand up comedy. Ken won the Diego Comedy Competition and the Avalon Comedy Comedy Competition. He was featured on the TV show “Stand-up It's Thursday Night." KRON TV San Francisco. He was also host/mc/producer of The Sixteen Mile House Comedy Showcase. Additionally Ken is producer/performer in the "bundled" comedy show, The Suburban Comedy Tour. (Four comics with different styles from four different generations of the "suburban experience.") Ken has been called, "A tanned, dapper Rodney Dangerfield" by the Oakland Tribune.

Ross Turner performs across the United States and has shared the stage with Dana Carvey, Sue Murphy, Bobby Slayton, Robert Schimmel, and Last Comic Standing's John Heffron and Dat Phan, and many more. When his agent can’t pull in the favors required to get him club gigs, Ross tears it up at corporate events of Fortune 500 companies like Comcast, Cisco Systems, and 7-Eleven. He also produced the successful “Comedy Workout” and “4 Over Forty” comedy tours.

Trying to classify Ross’s style is an exercise in futility. Always clean and original, Ross uncovers the hidden humor in such diverse subjects as people who talk to their pets, open marriage and vegetarianism, which make him a favorite of vegan polygamist dog groomers everywhere. The press has variously described Ross as “a nimble wit…biting and quirky,” “Woody Allen-esque,” and “appearing Friday and Saturday.”

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The John Miller Program with Candy Churilla November 25

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Our first guest, Joe Klocek has become one of San Francisco's most unique comics. With his razor sharp wit he uses to work the crowd, Joe is in high demand at clubs and corporate functions. Raised in the Midwest, but now a confirmed San Francisco resident, Joe brings a refreshing look at life through the eyes of a class clown who read too much.

Joe is the creator and host of the S.F. Punchline’s, Get It!? A Stand-up Comedy Game Show, which everyone in the Bay Area should attend on December 5th, since Candy is in the lineup.

In the second hour, we’ll talk with Kaseem Bentley and Tony Sparks. Kaseem is the Bay Area’s number one insult comic and Tony Sparks is lovingly known as the father of SF comedy, as he is responsible for much of this comedy madness in San Francisco and in Oakland. Tony hosts the Speech Therapy comedy showcase at Il Pirata on the first Friday of the month. He also hosts Comedy & More at the SF Playhouse Sundays and the Thursday open mike at the Brain Wash.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

The John Miller Program with Candy Churilla November 18

Our first guest, Kevin Avery, has since taken the Bay Area comedy scene by storm. His acting background and wildly physical style of stand-up has made him a favorite in comedy clubs and colleges all over the country, bringing him to the semi-finals of the 1998 San Francisco Comedy Competition, and making him one of Metropolitan Magazines “Top 99 People to Watch.” Kevin can be seen regularly at the Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club, The Improv, and Rooster T. Feather’s Comedy Club, as well as other popular venues in the area. Kevin is one half of Live 105.3’s Siskel & Negro.

In the second hour, we'll talk with Greg Edwards, an actor and comedian who recently played the lead in Primitive Screwheads’ stage production of Night of the Living Dead. He is part of the San Francisco sketch group Tossing Alice and can be seen in December with Paul Mooney at the Sacramento Punchline.

Also stopping by is Dan Wilson, whose comedy is a no-holds-barred look at everything from politics and pop culture, to relationships and his own family life. Dan makes his home in the East bay, and is a regular performer at some of the biggest clubs around Northern California, including Rooster T. Feather's, The San Jose Improv, Pepper Belly's, and the Purple Onion.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The John Miller Program with Candy Churilla November 11

Our first guest this week, Brian Malow, performs a unique brand of science comedy. Not only has he appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, but also the Discovery Channel, A&E, and TechTV. In addition to opening for the likes of Ron White, Sam Kinison, and Dennis Miller, he photographs insects! One of his pictures provided the first documentation of the existence of a North American fly species.

Malow co-produced and co-starred in Mitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas (Sundance Film Festival, 1999) and hosted several Hedberg tribute shows. He is currently a contributing editor for a science humor magazine, the Journal of Irreproducible Results.

Also joining us this week is Ben Feldman, a favorite of the JMP, who is hated by most comics because he’s not only incredibly wealthy, but has been voted (by himself and Candy) as the Bay Area’s funniest comic. Ben created the monthly comedy show Ben Feldman’s Laugh Orgy, which happens the second Wednesday of every month at San Francisco’s Grant & Green Saloon.

In the second hour, we'll talk with Howard Stone and Kurt Weitzmann about their upcoming Jesus Roast, in which Candy plays Mary Magdalene.

From the very moment this long-haired, middle aged, Rasta Jew Howard Stone enters the stage, hooting and hollering, you know you're in for a special treat. As a single dad with a gruff exterior but a heart of pure gold, Stone spouts alternative family values with edge and irony. He proudly extols the importance of ether as a viable tool for child rearing while launching effortlessly into tirades about pop culture, commercialism and the absurdities of life. Howard has appeared in countless movies and television shows throughout the 80's and 90's and is the host of his own talk show in the Bay Area.

The entity known as Kurt Weitzmann began performing stand up at the infamous Holy City Zoo where such personalities as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Margaret Cho honed their craft. Since then he’s appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, and on the stages of every San Francisco comedy club ever to come or go. Kurt created, edited, and produced the ingenious SF Weakly, a highly celebrated parody of the SF Weekly, for which he was labeled a comic genius by non other than The SF Weekly. He wrote, produced, and performed comedy shows at The HBO Workspace and the Comedy Central Stage and created sketches and comedy shows at The Fake Gallery. Kurt worked with such comedy luminaries as Dave Thomas, Patton Oswalt, and Eddie Pepitone, to name a few.

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