Billy here!!! My girlfriend pointed out to me how out of date my bio is, and suggested I change it just a little.
I'm not the new guy on 95.1 The Brew's "Wease Show" anymore. In fact in terms of senority I'm second only to Wease.
I'm no longer single, living alone with my cat Geraldine (a tribute to one of my comedy idols, Flip Wilson). Geraldine and I have been joined in my house by my girlfriend Susan (#BestGirlfriendEver) and the cats she brought with her when she moved to Rochester from Akron Ohio, Dora and Precious. One of the great things about Susan is she's as silly as me, and we've made up voices for the cats, and speak to each other in those voices. At least we don't have voices in our heads.
Susan has also helped me rediscover my love for comic books, superheroes, and other nerdy things I enjoy. I've started rebuilding my collection of books, toys, statues, figures, etc... and actually display them in our house.
Before I was asked to come back to The Wease Show I spent ten years working at a sheet metal factory called Barthelmes Manufacturing as a shipping clerk and machine operator. It was a good job, and worked with lots of great people, but I can't tell you how happy I am to be here instead. One day I was getting dirty and sore lifting heavy, sharp steel... the next day I'm getting paid to do something I love.. To quote Yakoff Smirnoff (when was the last time his name was mentioned)... "WHAT A COUNTRY!"
In my spare time I enjoy listening to music (obviously), going to concerts (obviously, again), movies, reading, writing, tv channel surfing to see if I'm missing something more entertaining than what I'm already watching, and am especially good at taking naps... To quote the great Ralph Wiggum "When it comes to sleep I'm a Viking".
I'm also a huge fan of baseball and football. I try to go to 5-10 Rochester Red Wing games a year, and am an insane fan of the NY Mets... during the season while normal people are out enjoying warm weather there is a good chance I'm sitting in front of a television watching my favorite team break my heart. During the fall and winter I spend lots of time on the weekends watching football, and managing my fantasy teams.
Favorite musical acts include.... Elvis (both Presley and Costello), The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Barenaked Ladies, Counting Crows, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Steven Kellogg and the Sixers, Eddie From Ohio, U2, Old Crow Medicine Show, and many, many more. Motown music from the 60's is the best.
Favorite movies... I once wrote a whole blog about my ten favorite movies. I just looked at it, and it still holds up. Check it out. Scroll about half way down the page to see the list.
Favorite TV shows... Comic Book Men, The Simpsons, The Office, Rescue Me, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Freaks and Geeks, MASH, and 24 are all among my favorite shows in TV history. Netflix will help me someday catch up with stuff like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, and maybe even some shows that aren't on AMC.
You're still reading this? Wow. Even I'm not that interested in me. Thanks for checking out my page, and for listening to The Wease Show.
I just read about this, and as a comic book reader, and a longtime fan of David Letterman (going back to when he had a daytime talk show for one summer in the early 80's) I will have to pick this up...
Bluewater Productions has announced that they will be producing a biography comic book about David Letterman. The new comic book is part of their FAME series and will be called FAME: David Letterman. The bio comic was released on March 13, and it is written by CW Cooke with art by Noumier Tawilah.
According to Bluewater Productions, “David Letterman is the true king of late night comedy. Right behind Johnny Carson, one man has been consistently funny, charming, and downright easy on the eyes since the dawn of his days. David Letterman might have a weird knack for comedy, but his story is something to behold. Come take a look at the man behind ‘Stupid Human Tricks’, ‘Top Ten Lists’, and ‘Will It Float?’”
“Letterman’s story is a pretty amazing one and yes we do address the late night wars in this comic book, I think they were an important part of television history,” said publisher Darren G. Davis.
“I had quite a lot of fun working on the David Letterman book. As part of that, I watched a lot of shows and went through tons of screen captures to catch the essentials of Dave and his guest’s expressions. During the coloring of the book, I came up with a color palette inspired by the original colors of the show, thus giving readers the show’s feel and breath while reading the comic,” said artist Noumier Tawilah
The David Letterman comic book is available in print exclusively at Comic Flea Market. Bluewater already released a comic book on another late-night host, Conan O’Brien. Both are available on Amazon as well as Nook, Kindle & ITunes.
I mentioned Letterman's old morning show. Here's a rare look at the opening segment...