BOB ZANY Funny Standup Comedian
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In 1977, Bob Zany started his career where most performers want to end up–on national television. At the tender age of 15, the native Southern Californian appeared on the infamous “Gong Show.” Half-way through his stand-up routine, which he read from a piece of paper, he was pulled off stage by a man dressed like a nun wielding a net. Welcome to showbiz, Bay-bee! Eleven years later, Zany made his triumphant return to the “Gong Show,” this time as a celebrity judge. Though the initial experience was painful, it marked the first of his over 100 appearances on national television.
In 1981, while attending Mt. San Antonio College, Bob Zany applied for the job of newscaster at the campus radio station and was turned down. Later that year, he auditioned for the owner of The Ice House in Pasadena. The audition took place in the middle of the afternoon in a club that seats 300. From the only occupied chair came the voice of the owner, “You’re not ready.” Zany looked around the club and said, “Neither is your club!” Undaunted, he talked the owner into letting him produce his own show so he could have the stage time and an audience. The result was “The Bob Zany Show.” The shows sold out consistently with everybody Zany knew from his hometown of West Covina–and then some–in attendance. The show featured such newcomers as Garry Shandling, Yakov Smirnoff, Robert Wuhl, Kevin Nealon, and Nia Peeples. After a show, Zany was approached by Fraizer Smith, host of a top-rated radio show on KLOS/LA. After a short time doing guest spots on Fraizer’s show, Zany was hired by KLOS as a personality with his own show on Saturday mornings.
His other accomplishments include the creation of Bob Zany’s Comedy Outlets with over 50 locations throughout California and Nevada, a comedy album, “Hi Home, I’m Honey” on Laff Records, a soon-to-be-published diet scrapbook “Laugh at Fat Bay-bee!” which chronicles his 175 lb. weight loss (an accomplishment in itself), numerous roles in feature films including a starring role opposite Linda Blair in “Up Your Alley,” and the highlight of his career to date, being hired by his idol, Steve Martin, to appear on “George Burns’ Comedy Week.”
Bob Zany’s stage persona has evolved over the years, but the dramatic weight loss in 1991 caused the need for major overhaul… along with the 175 lbs., he lost 30 minutes of his act! He spent the following year doing late night spots at Hollywood clubs trying to “reinvent” himself. The result was the sarcastic, cigar-smoking, audience interactive, crowd favorite Bob Zany we know and love today.
The transition also led to appearances on “Rodney Dangerfield’s HBO Special” and a Semi-Finalist berth on “Star Search.” He was also the 1997 American Comedy Award Nominee for Best Male Stand-Up Comic.
Bob Zany continues to work in television and film, including recent guest starring roles on “Rosanne,” and “The Drew Carey Show.” He headlines comedy clubs worldwide, with recent tours of England and Denmark. He is married to comedian and actress Erin O’Connor, and they live in Los Angeles with their three dogs and three cats.
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