Dobie Maxwell is one of the top touring comedians in North America. His live show is a whirlwind of words, a virtual verbal vortex. Every time he is on stage, Dobie tests the stamina of the audience. His slick ranting style has earned him a loyal and growing fan base, and his knack for saying what a lot of people think has kept him constantly booked from coast to coast. Dobie works very hard at his craft and has spent his whole life learning it.
Originally from Milwaukee, Dobie has been on the road since 1985. He has “paid his dues” and continues to perfect his craft by performing as much as possible. “I love being onstage”, Dobie says. “Not many people I know can say they love to go to work every day, but I sure do. I live for it”. His comedy journey has taken him thru 48 states and across Canada. Wanna get LUCKY? Let Dobie headline your next comedy event.
Bizarre luck and horrendous timing have followed Dobie since his birth. His life continues to be a struggle to overcome obstacles most others never have to worry about. “I don’t know what it is, but I just haven’t been able to get myself in the right place at the right time”, he laments. It’s very frustrating for him, but it sure has made audiences all over laugh like crazy. We all love to hear that somebody ELSE is doing WORSE, and Dobie is that guy.
In and out of morning radio, Dobie has now totally focused on comedy. “I was fired in radio five times in four time zones”, he says. “I think that’s just about enough. At least in comedy if I’m going to work for a clueless idiot, that idiot is going to be ME. Plus, comedy’s hours are better”. Dobie’s also the exclusive teacher for comedy classes at Zanies in Chicago and he has developed a comedy ““how-to” instruction series that has sold nationwide.
Everywhere he goes, Dobie attracts new fans. He is constantly evolving and never does the exact same show twice. “I want to grow as a comic. sure, I do some of the same bits every night, but I never do them exactly the same way. It keeps it fresh and fun for the audience coursework help uk http://englishhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ and for me.” Dobie Maxwell, “Mr. Lucky”, is a seasoned professional and is just plain funny.
Dobie has made countless appearances on local and regional TV shows throughout America over the years and has appeared on several comedy shows including ‘Comcast Comedy Spotlight’. Dobie filmed his first true network national TV shot on CBS earlier this year. It was ‘The Late Late Show’ with Craig Ferguson. Watch that clip by simply CLICKING HERE.
Dobie has been involved in radio almost as long as he’s been doing standup comedy. He started doing two minute recorded comedy bits for 94WKTI’s “Reitman and Mueller” show in the 1980′s and also did a weekly stint on 99WMYX with Keith Moore and Jane Matanaer. Dobie got his first full time radio job as morning host at WMMQ in Lansing, MI in 1990. He was part of the “Bax and Dobie” morning show at 93QFM in his hometown of Milwaukee in 1991. He has also worked in Fort Wayne, Reno, Salt Lake City and his most recent full time job was co-host at Chicago’s legendary 97.9 “The Loop” in 2004. Dobie has appeared six times on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show. Currently, Dobie is on hiatus with his own paranormal radio show called “The Mothership Connection” on AM 1050 WLIP in Kenosha, WI. The show was a HUGE success, and there is also a separate website at www.mothershipradio.com. The show covers anything and everything ‘from aliens to zombies’ and debuted March 2008. “It’s a cross between Coast to Coast AM and a morning zoo radio show”, Dobie says. Give it a listen. Dobie is also a regular or semi-regular guest on several shows across the country including:
In November of 1990, John took the stage at an Indianapolis comedy club with the intention of getting comedy out of his system. "I figured they'd at least boo me off stage. Worst case scenario, they'd throw stuff at me."
As it turned out, there was no booing or throwing.
And since that fateful maiden voyage, John has made lots of people laugh from coast to coast. On stage, he's energetic and contagiously enthusiastic about numerous topics including: Electronic cigarettes, Snuggies, automatic flushing toilets and the proper age to stop chewing your shoe in church.
Dave is the author of How To Be A Working Comic: An Insider's Guide To A Career In Stand-Up Comedy, (Backstage Books, NYC), and Comedy FAQs And Answers: How The Stand-Up Biz Really Works, (Allworth Press, NYC), and Comedy Workshop: Creating & Writing Comedy Material for Comedians & Humorous Speakers, (North Shore Publishing)
His credits include Talent Coordinator for the television show A&E's An Evening At The Improv, and the Hollywood and New York City Improv Comedy Clubs, and Assistant to Improv founder Budd Friedman.
With The Improv in Hollywood and New York, Dave coordinated talent showcases and auditions for major television shows, networks and film studios. Included in this list are The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show, In Living Color, The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, The Great Lakes Comedy Festival, Disney, Paramount, MTV, VH-1, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, Showtime and more.
Dave is also a former manager of The Cleveland Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant. He's worked in the comedy industry for over two decades and decided to do one workshop in 1994. They've continued since...
Dave has extensive experience within the New York, Hollywood and Cleveland / Midwest regions as a college and corporate booking agent, (comedians, speakers and variety acts), talent manager, publicist, radio host, entertainment journalist and award-winning newspaper humor columnist. In addition to his comedy workshops and comedy business seminars - which have been held in major cities from New York and Philadelphia, to San Francisco and Los Angeles - Dave has designed and instructed courses in communications and presentation skills for Cleveland State University and other "halls of higher learning." Yes, he really can be called The Nutty Professor!
As a consultant, trainer and keynote speaker on the topics of communication and presentation skills, Dave presents Talking For Success for businesses and special interest groups. These programs focus on the value of employing humor and personal creativity as conversational tools to build professional and personal relationships, increase networking skills, and improve customer service. He also teaches these skills to students grades 6 -12, colleges and universities, via video conferences through The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). Dave is a Pinnacle Award Winner for excellence in learning programs.
As a pop culture historian (and fan!) Dave is the author of The Beatles At Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert and The Beatles In Cleveland: Memories, Facts & Photos About The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts. Both have charted in the National Top 40 for Biographies and Memoirs on Amazon.com and The Beatles In Cleveland hit No.1 for Items Sold In Northern Ohio. Adding to his career as a corporate and college speaker, his live program, The Beatles: A Multimedia Pop Culture Presentation is a magical, musical, and educational history tour through the 1960's for corporate events, junior and senior high schools, colleges, universities, festivals and special interest groups.
He has been interviewed on numerous national and regional television and radio programs including The Beatle Years, Breakfast with the Beatles and Beatle Brunch. He was also a featured author at the New York Metro Fest for Beatles Fans and Abbey Road On The River.
As a comedy coach, author and consultant, Dave has been featured on PBS Television and Radio, Chicago Tribune, Ohio Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Cleveland Plain Dealer, U.S. News & World Report, InsideBiz.com Magazine and many others.
His humor book, Father's Days... And Nights: Humorous Tales From The Frontlines Of Fatherhood, includes 20 laugh out loud articles on parenthood from his award winning newspaper column, Something To Laugh About!
The 2014 Clean Comedy Challenge winner was William Woody. For the first time in Challenge history one comic stood out as the front runner from start to finish. In years past the final outcome was always in question until the final sets were delivered. But this year, William Woody destroyed audiences from the first set to the last set and left no doubt who the 2014 Winner would be going into the finale!
The Challenge took place at the historic Coconuts Comedy Club in St. Pete Beach, Florida. It served as the perfect venue to host the magical week of comedy. Eddie Brill, Bill Gorgo, and John Branyan all had amazing sets during the week as well as lectures during the personal time with the comics. Each comic received private feedback from all the Celebrity Judges after each set. 2012 Winner, Marty Simpson, and 2013 Winner Charlene Mae each blew audiences away as well. Overall, this year's competition was one of the best Challenge's ever.
Eddie Brill is a well-respected and very funny stand-up comedian here in the USA and abroad. He has been a regular on the comedy scene in England since 1989. Eddie also works regularly in Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, France, Holland and Hong Kong.
He was born and raised in New York...and re-raised in Hollywood, FL.
For the past fourteen years and counting, has worked on the Late Show with David Letterman. He is the audience warm-up and Talent Coordinator for the comedians who appear on the show.