The DVD of “Bob Zany: Close But No Cigar” will be available on Amazon.com.
The official release date is January 13 and the DVD is available for pre-order right now.
The two DVD set include the documentary, “Bob Zany: Close But No Cigar” as well as the hour-long comedy special filmed in Galesburg, IL “Bob Zany: Can’t Stop the Gift, Bay-bee!”
The documentary follows Bob Zany around the country as he does his stand-up shows, chasing his dream. It features interviews with well-known comedians and writers, as well as radio personalities who have all worked with Bob. (Bob and Tom, Judd Apatow, Carrot Top, George Wallace, and many more.)
A trio of comedians provide a night of entertainment Friday at the Peoria Civic Center.
Bob Zany, Costaki Economopoulos and Greg Hahn were part of the Friends of Bob & Tom Tour that made a stop in Peoria.
After some introductions and jokes by Bob and Tom news director Kristi Lee, Zany was the first to take the stage.
Zany’s forte is definitely stand-up comedy in front of crowds. While Zany had plenty of good jokes, the best laughs came when he was joking with the crowd.
Early on, he kept calling out latecomers to the show, drawing plenty of laugher.
Throughout the first part of his act, he kept stopping and explaining jokes to Tim in the front row, and finally just started talking to him and joking about his profession, or lack thereof.
However, his best cracks at the crowd’s expense came when he did The Zany Report. After getting a few jokes into the report, a heckler yelled out about hearing the material before.
Zany quickly retorted that he’s been on tour for 38 years, the guy had a choice to buy the ticket and that he “could do the math.” Zany continued on, bantering back and forth with him, getting plenty of laughs.
‘If I’ve offended anyone here tonight, how bout that,” Zany ended with.
Bob Zany is appearing on Showtime this Wednesday (October 23, 2013) at 7:00 pm central (8:00 ET). Set your DVR’s while watching the World Series and enjoy it afterwards.
Billy Gardell (‘Mike & Molly’) presents Don Learned, Bob Zany and Earthquake – three hilarious stand-up veterans who have polished their routines on the road night after night, earning the right to be called Road Dogs. Taped live at the Bonkerz Comedy Club at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas.