comedy

Robin Williams

American comedian Robin McLaurin Williams (born July 21, 1951 in Chicago, IL) began his career as a cocaine-addled improv stand-up comedian, who made a living on tips in the late '70s. Soon after, he achieved national fame as the TV character Mork, an alien who guest-debuted on Happy Days before starring in the successful ABC series Mork & Mindy. Suffering a divorce and achieving sobriety in the late-'80s, his career was even further boosted with a series of sobering late-'80s dramas (Good Morning, Vietnam and Dead Poets' Society) and numerous '90s family films (Aladdin and Mrs.

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Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin (born 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, composer, songwriter, pianist, musical director and a self proclaimed rock 'n' roll megastar. He was born in Northampton, England, and grew up in Perth, Western Australia. He attended UWA (University of Western Australia) before launching onto the world stage at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival by winning the Best Newcomer Perrier Comedy Award.

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Sounds Like Bears

When you take two men and give them a smorgasbord of ukuleles, banjoleles, cigar-box guitars, cajons and a selection of triangles then you're clearly a fool. Or just possibly... the person responsible for the greatest weird instrument comedy band in the world. We don't know. But personally we like to play ukuleles, banjoleles, cigar-box guitars and various other weird instruments and try and write stupid songs on them. We hope you enjoy our efforts...

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BeardyMan

Beardyman - UK Beatbox Champion: Amongst the throng of beatboxers emerging today, there are few like Beardyman. A tirelessly innovative performer, Beardyman has always pushed the boundaries of what people expect from human beatbox, merging phenomenal beatbox skills with his left-field sense of humour and incredible musicality. After winning the well renowned Lyric Pad Beatbox Battle twice in 2004, he went on to win the title of London's best beatboxer in the 2005 Championships and the following year became UK Beatbox Champion 2006.

Tripod

There are at least four artists with the name Tripod: 1) Tripod are an Australian comedy band from Melbourne, who are slowly making themselves known elsewhere. They have a small following in the UK and a trickle of fans in the USA. Tripod consists of Scod, Gatesy and Yon. They're well known for their 'Song In An Hour' challenges on Australian radio station Triple J. Once a week they appeared on the morning show with Wil Anderson and Adam Spencer and were given a list of 'ingredients' from the listeners. They would then have only an hour to write a song containing all those ingredients.

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Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes is an Australian musician and stand-up comedian. Originally becoming famous as the drummer for Australian thrash metal band Slaughter Lord, Hughes moved to the UK in 2002 to begin his work in stand-up. Following successful Edinburgh festival appearances, Hughes has firmly established himself as a raconteur, basing much of his act around his heavy metal past.

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Bo Burnham

Ever since his first temper tantrum, Bo knew he wanted to perform. After an awkward “athletic” phase, he started dedicating his time to school theater. He continued to nurture his love for performance, receiving rave reviews from countless relatives. Bo chose to attend an all-boys catholic high school, thus giving his nickname “theater queer” some additional validity. During the fall of his junior year in high school, Bo started teaching himself how to play piano and guitar.

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Team Rocket

Team rocket has two meanings:
1. A villainous team from pokemon. The most famous of this teams members being the trio of Jessie, James and Meowth 2.Team Rocket is a Swedish rockband formed in 2005, by singer Frankie Vanceman and gutarist Waylon Brutus. In early 2007, their debut album called "Team Rocket" was finished and is a blend of hardrock, and more straigtforward rock in vein with bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and U2.

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Doug Stanhope

Doug Stanhope (born March 25, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian. Stanhope's career began in 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was the host of Comedy Central's The Man Show for its two final seasons and has appeared on ABC's The View. He has also produced and starred in "Invasion of the Hidden Cameras" (a project for the Fox Broadcasting network). Stanhope has made appearances at several major comedy festivals, including the Montreal Just For Laughs, US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, the Chicago Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland...

Jello Biafra

Eric Reed Boucher (born June 17, 1958) is more widely known by the stage name Jello Biafra. A punk rock musician, political activist and owner of an influential record label, he is best known for his time as the lead singer and song writer for San Francisco punk band, the Dead Kennedys. After his time with the band concluded, he continued as a musician in numerous collaborations and as a spoken word artist. Through his record label, Alternative Tentacles, he released many of his own recordings. Politically, he is a member of the Green Party and actively supports progressive political causes.

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