Dan Whitehurst makes “Bob and Tom” debut Tuesday, May 26th

Dan Whitehurst
Dan Whitehurst
Nashville-based comedian Dan Whitehurst will be a guest on the Bob and Tom Radio Show Tuesday morning, May 26th along with Pete Correalle and Bob Zany. This will be Dan’s first appearance on the program.

Whitehurst is a retired veteran member of the Armed Robbery unit with Nashville’s Metropolitan Police Department, where comedy became a tool to ease volatile situations as well as stress relief for co-workers and crime victims. Dan began hitting open mics in and around Nashville in the fall of 1998. Unsure how the police department would react, he did the prudent thing and didn’t tell them. By 1999, he had won the KDF Talent Search and the local news agencies began reporting on the detective with the unusual side job.

Jay Leno, Dan Whitehurst
Jay Leno, Dan Whitehurst
With the police departments blessings, Dan continued to juggle both jobs, traveling and performing on his days off. In February 2001, Dan competed in front of 750 people to win the title “World’s Funniest Cop” at the ASLET World Police Championships in Orlando, Florida. The competition was hosted by Jay Leno who said, “Anyone can write fart jokes, but you have some really smart material.”

As Dan continued to tour, he became known around the country as a funny cop, but it wasn’t all fun and games when he was on duty. In December of 2002, Dan was named the Metro Nashville Investigator of the year for his part in the investigation of a serial robber/rapist described by the Tennessean as “one of Nashville’s most brazen armed robbers.”

In May of 2005, Dan left the police department and began traveling as a full time comedian. Dan’s laid back style, intelligent, unique material and thick southern drawl had the same effect on audiences as it had on co-workers all those years.. and he began building a fan base everywhere he traveled.

These days when Dan has time off from the road, instead of chasing perps down lower Broadway he prefers to spend time chasing his dog around his beautiful cabin in the woods.. but sometimes he’ll drive in to town to stop in at Zanies or one of the Nashville open mic’s where he got his start.

Tune in to hear Dan Tuesday morning, May 26th on The Bob and Tom Radio Show! Visit bobandtom.com for affiliates, or listen live online at Q95.com.

If you’d like to see Dan perform live, he’ll be working this week at Zanies with Andy Dick, star of the stage and screen, and will be back at Zanies the following Wed/Thurs to open for Janet Williams and Lahna Turner.

See Dan’s new website, www.DanWhitehurst.net for his full touring schedule, blog and more.

Keith Alberstadt on “Bob & Tom” (12/16)

keith alberstadt has the Christmas spirit
And now, a news update from native Nashvillian (now New Yorker), the very funny.. Keith Alberstadt:

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, Feliz Navidad, Happy Hanukkah…and any other special greeting that helps you forget about the jackhole who took the parking space that you were patiently waiting for at the mall. I hope this season is a great one for you! I wanted to keep you updated on the latest news in my world before things get too hectic in your world.
And if you’re looking for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer, keep reading for info on getting my CD for FREE!
The Bob and Tom Show has been great to me over the years, and they’ve asked me to join them again in the studio.. this Tuesday, Dec. 16. Make sure to listen. Visit bobandtom.com for affiliate lists and how to listen online. They also broadcast morning shows later on WGN-TV.. so you can watch the highlights on TV too.
You should read my special holiday column that I just wrote titled “A Keith Christmas”.. especially if you’re still struggling with what kind of gifts to get this year and what to stay away from. Hint: Naming a star after someone is one of the worst gift ideas that doesn’t involve the word “Chia”. Read why here.
And there’s still plenty of news to joke about. Read my latest December topicals here and listen to my weekly podcast over at http://keithcomedy.comedypodcast.com/ (also on iTunes).
It’s been busy lately, with great shows in Syracuse, Chattanooga, Louisville, and a really cool corporate party in Sacramento. Make sure to catch me on the road coming up.
I’m performing at:
Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington, KY Dec. 17-20
Zanies in Nashville Dec. 31 and Jan. 2-4
The Improv in Washington DC Jan. 27-31
For my full schedule, visit KeithComedy.com
If you order before December 24, 2008 you can get one of my CDs for FREE with the purchase of one at regular price. Many of you have already taken advantage of this offer, and thanks for that. The rest of you…what are you waiting for? Click here to order.

11/17: Mary Mack on “Bob and Tom”

mary mack
NashvilleStandUp alumnus Mary Mack will be a guest on The Bob and Tom Radio Show Monday, November 17th. Other scheduled guests include Scott Dunn and Moody McCarthy.

BobAndTom.com/ says, “Folk ‘n Comedy: It’s true that folk humorist Mary Mack often recounts stories of her life, but unlike your boring uncle, she does it with a guitar up on stage and makes a living doing it.” (wait. Does she use a guitar? Last time we saw her she was playing her mandolin and clarinet.) “And seeing as she’s a former polka band leader, music teacher, and all-around confused individual, we’re guessing she’s got some pretty good stories. Mack recently won Bill Word’s California Funniest Female competition and is gaining a following across the country. You can normally pick out a Mary Mack show because her audience is usually the one partaking in grown-up sing-alongs.
Mary Mack is one of the most creative female comics working today. She’s very character-driven and very, very funny. She lived in Nashville a few years ago and performed all over the area before hitting the road.. so if you live near Nashville and you’ve never seen her live.. listen in to the Bob and Tom Show and kick yourself in the face for not supporting her and the rest of the Nashville comedy scene when you had the chance.

In Nashville, tune in to WRQQ 97.1 FM.