Brendon Michael Walsh is an American stand-up comedian from Philadelphia. Walsh started performing stand-up comedy in Austin, Texas in 2002, he has appeared on The Price Is Right, Premium Blend, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Last Comic Standing, in sketches on the G4 network, @midnight, The Bob & Tom Show. He toured from 2005 to 2008 as the opening act for Jeff Dunham. Walsh has performed at the Vancouver Comedy Festival. C.. In 2007, he won the £100,000 grand prize on the comedy stage at Famecast.com. In 2008, he was named one of the "Top 9: Emerging Comedians" on AskMen.com. On March 12, 2010, Walsh performed at A Night of 140 Tweets, a benefit for Haiti produced by Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Ben Stiller, Mike Rosenstein at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. In 2011, he appeared on WTF with The Joe Rogan Experience, he hosts the Do You Know Who Jason Segel Is? podcast with Nick Thune, co-hosted a podcast, The Bone Zone, with Randy Liedtke, on the All Things Comedy network. Brendon Walsh website Brendon Walsh on IMDb
James Frey is an American writer and businessman. His two first books, A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard, were best-sellers marketed as memoirs. Large parts of the stories were found to be exaggerated or fabricated, sparking a media controversy, his 2008 novel Bright Shiny Morning was a bestseller. Frey is the CEO of Full Fathom Five. A transmedia production company, FFF is responsible for the young adult adventure/science fiction series "The Lorien Legacies" of seven books written by Frey and others, under the collective pen name Pittacus Lore. Frey's first book of the series, I Am Number Four, was made into a feature film by DreamWorks Studios. Frey is a Denison University alumnus, a history major from the class of 1992, he wrote the screenplays to the films Kissing a Fool and Sugar: The Fall of the West, the latter of which he directed as well. Both were produced in 1998. Doubleday published A Million Little Pieces in April 2003, which Frey wrote as a memoir of drug addiction and eventual journey to sobriety.
Initial reception was positive, with Amazon.com editors selecting it as their favorite book of that year, Frey followed it up with a sequel, My Friend Leonard, in 2005. The second book centered on the father-son relationship which Frey formed with his friend Leonard, from the Hazelden addiction treatment program. My Friend Leonard was published in June 2005 by Riverhead, became a bestseller. Significant parts of the two books, which were promoted as factual, were revealed to be invented by Frey. Despite the controversy, Frey signed a new three-book, seven-figure deal in late 2007 with Harper Collins to release his novel, Bright Shiny Morning, published May 13, 2008. Bright Shiny Morning appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, has received mixed reviews; the New York Times's Janet Maslin, one of Frey's detractors, gave the book a rave review. The New Yorker review described the novel as "banal"; the book received polarized reviews by the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian. The first epigraph states: "Nothing in this book should be considered accurate or reliable."
In 2011, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, depicted as "the last book of the Bible" was released on Good Friday, April 22, 2011. He self-published e-editions of the book. A self-professed atheist, his work has reflected his attempt to write about a god that he "might believe in."On August 19, 2010, the New York Post's "Page Six" gossip column reported that Frey has teamed up with executive producers Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson to write the pilot for a one-hour drama for HBO that will focus on a behind-the-scenes look into the porn industry in Los Angeles. Frey described the show as "a sprawling epic about the porn business in LA. We're going to tell the type of stories no one else has told before, go places no one has gone before." In August 2012, Frey published "A Moving Story", chronicling the workplace organizing of a New York moving company, on the website Libcom. On October 7, 2014, Endgame: The Calling, the first book in a trilogy of novellas by Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton, was published by HarperCollins.
It was turned into an augmented reality game by Google's Niantic Labs and 20th Century Fox bought the movie rights. The premise of the novella is that aliens created human life on Earth and 12 ancient lines are destined to train a player to fight to the death for the survival of their line once Endgame begins; the book series will have clues which will lead one lucky winner to a cash prize. In November 18, 2015, Pepsi released "Black Knight Decoded," a fictional narrative imagining a conspiracy involving the Black Knight satellite legend. Frey was credited as the writer. On January 8, 2006, The Smoking Gun website published an article called "A Million Little Lies: Exposing James Frey's Fiction Addiction", alleging that Frey fabricated large parts of his memoirs, including details about his criminal record. One incident in the book that came under particular scrutiny was a 1986 train-automobile collision in St. Joseph Township, Michigan; the website alleged that Frey had never been incarcerated and that he exaggerated the circumstances of a key arrest detailed in the memoir: hitting a police officer with his car, while high on crack, which led to a violent melee with multiple officers and an 87-day jail sentence.
In the police report that TSG uncovered, Frey was held at a police station for no more than five hours before posting a bond of a few hundred dollars for some minor offenses. The arresting officer, according to TSG, recalled Frey as having been cooperative; the book's hardcover and paperback publishers stood by Frey, but examination of the evidence caused the publishers to alter their stances. As a consequence, the publishers decided to include a publisher's note and an author's note from Frey as disclaimers to be included in future publications; the Minneapolis Star Tribune had questioned Frey's claims as early as 2003. Frey responded by saying, "I've never denied I've altered small details." In a May 2003 interview, Frey claimed. On January 11, 2006, Frey appeared with his mother on Larry King Live on CNN, he defended his work while claiming. Frey referred to the reality of his addiction, which he said was the principal point of his work. Oprah Winfrey called in at the end of the show defending the essence of Frey's book and the inspiration it provided to her viewers, but said she relied on the publisher to assess the book's authenticity.
On January 26, 2006, as more accusations again
A Million Little Pieces
A Million Little Pieces is a book by James Frey sold as a memoir and marketed as a semi-fictional novel following accusations of literary forgery. It tells the story of a 23-year-old alcoholic and drug abuser and how he copes with rehabilitation in a twelve steps-oriented treatment center. While promoted as a memoir, it was discovered that many of the events described in the book never happened. A badly tattered James awakens on an airplane to Chicago, with no recollection of his injuries or of how he ended up on the plane, he is met by his parents at the airport. We find out that James is 23 years old, has been an alcoholic for ten years, a crack addict for three, he is wanted by the police in three different states on several charges. As he checks into the rehab clinic, he is forced to quit his substance abuse, a transition that we find out probably saves his life, but is an agonizing event; as part of this, he is forced to undergo a series of painful root canals, without any anesthesia because of possible negative reactions to the drugs.
He copes with the pain by squeezing tennis balls until his nails crack. The book follows Frey through the painful experiences that lead up to his eventual release from the center, including his participation in the clinic's family program with his parents, despite his strong desire not to. Throughout the novel, Frey speaks of the "Fury" he is fighting, which he sees as the cause of his desire to drink alcohol and use drugs; the "Fury" could be seen as the antagonist of the novel, because he believes that he will not be able to recover until he learns to ignore it or "kill it". Frey meets many interesting people in the clinic, with whom he forms relationships and who play an important role in his life both during and after his time in the clinic; these people include a mafia boss who plays a vital role in his recovery, a woman drug addict with whom he falls in love, despite strict rules forbidding contact between men and women at the clinic. James recovers and never relapses. A notable feature of Pieces is its lack of quotation marks to indicate direct quotes or dialogue.
Instead, a new line is started. The fact that the author uses this same style to indicate his internal thoughts interspersed between direct dialogue from himself and others, gives the book a unique and sometimes confusing writing style, purportedly reflecting the nature of his experience in the treatment center. Frey makes frequent use of this stream of consciousness writing technique, intended to allow the reader to better understand his version of the events. Frey's unique writing style involves his capitalizing nouns throughout the book for unclear reasons. Frey uses heavy repetition of words throughout the text; the book was released on April 15, 2003, by Doubleday Books, a division of Random House, received mixed feedback. While some critics, such as Pat Conroy, praised the book, calling it "the War and Peace of addiction", others were not as impressed by the gruesome nature of the book and Frey's overall attitude that sets the tone for the book. For example, critic Julian Keeling, a recovering addict, stated that "Frey's stylistic tactics are irritating...none of this makes the reader feel well-disposed towards him".
Author Heather King said that "A Million Little Pieces rings false". Poet and author John Dolan roundly criticized the book, saying: Frey sums up his entire life in one sentence from p. 351 of this 382-page memoir: "I took money from my parents and I spent it on drugs." Given the simplicity and familiarity of the story, you might wonder what Frey does in the other 381 pages. The story itself is simple: he goes through rehab at an expensive private clinic, with his parents footing the bill. That's it. 400 pages of hanging around a rehab clinic. He was scathing about the writing style, which he described as a "childish impersonation of the laconic Hemingway style", referred to it as a "novel" several times. In September 2005, the book was picked as an Oprah's Book Club selection, shortly thereafter became the number one paperback non-fiction book on Amazon.com, topped the New York Times Best Seller list for fifteen straight weeks. By January 28, 2006, it had fallen to number four on the Amazon.com list with Winfrey's following selection, Night by Elie Wiesel, taking over the top position.
The book garnered international attention in January 2006 after it was reported that it contained fabrications and was not, as represented by the author and publisher, a factual memoir. In October 2017, it was announced that director Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson were working on a film adaptation of the novel. After a six-week investigation, The Smoking Gun published an article on January 8, 2006, called "A Million Little Lies"; the article described fabrications in Frey's account of his drug abuse experiences and criminal record. According to CNN, The Smoking Gun's editor, William Bastone, said "the probe was prompted after the Oprah show aired", he further stated, "We set off to just find a mug shot of him... It set off a chain of events that started with us having a difficult time finding a booking photo of this guy"; the Minneapolis Star Tribune had questioned James Frey's claims as early as 2003. Frey responded by saying, "I've never denied I've altered small details."
Stories surfaced about Random House, publisher of A Million Little Pieces
A website or Web site is a collection of related network web resources, such as web pages, multimedia content, which are identified with a common domain name, published on at least one web server. Notable examples are wikipedia.org, google.com, amazon.com. Websites can be accessed via a public Internet Protocol network, such as the Internet, or a private local area network, by a uniform resource locator that identifies the site. Websites can be used in various fashions. Websites are dedicated to a particular topic or purpose, ranging from entertainment and social networking to providing news and education. All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web, while private websites, such as a company's website for its employees, are part of an intranet. Web pages, which are the building blocks of websites, are documents composed in plain text interspersed with formatting instructions of Hypertext Markup Language, they may incorporate elements from other websites with suitable markup anchors.
Web pages are accessed and transported with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, which may optionally employ encryption to provide security and privacy for the user. The user's application a web browser, renders the page content according to its HTML markup instructions onto a display terminal. Hyperlinking between web pages conveys to the reader the site structure and guides the navigation of the site, which starts with a home page containing a directory of the site web content; some websites require user subscription to access content. Examples of subscription websites include many business sites, news websites, academic journal websites, gaming websites, file-sharing websites, message boards, web-based email, social networking websites, websites providing real-time stock market data, as well as sites providing various other services. End users can access websites on a range of devices, including desktop and laptop computers, tablet computers and smart TVs; the World Wide Web was created in 1990 by the British CERN physicist Tim Berners-Lee.
On 30 April 1993, CERN announced. Before the introduction of HTML and HTTP, other protocols such as File Transfer Protocol and the gopher protocol were used to retrieve individual files from a server; these protocols offer a simple directory structure which the user navigates and where they choose files to download. Documents were most presented as plain text files without formatting, or were encoded in word processor formats. Websites can be used in various fashions. Websites can be the work of an individual, a business or other organization, are dedicated to a particular topic or purpose. Any website can contain a hyperlink to any other website, so the distinction between individual sites, as perceived by the user, can be blurred. Websites are written in, or converted to, HTML and are accessed using a software interface classified as a user agent. Web pages can be viewed or otherwise accessed from a range of computer-based and Internet-enabled devices of various sizes, including desktop computers, tablet computers and smartphones.
A website is hosted on a computer system known as a web server called an HTTP server. These terms can refer to the software that runs on these systems which retrieves and delivers the web pages in response to requests from the website's users. Apache is the most used web server software and Microsoft's IIS is commonly used; some alternatives, such as Nginx, Hiawatha or Cherokee, are functional and lightweight. A static website is one that has web pages stored on the server in the format, sent to a client web browser, it is coded in Hypertext Markup Language. Images are used to effect the desired appearance and as part of the main content. Audio or video might be considered "static" content if it plays automatically or is non-interactive; this type of website displays the same information to all visitors. Similar to handing out a printed brochure to customers or clients, a static website will provide consistent, standard information for an extended period of time. Although the website owner may make updates periodically, it is a manual process to edit the text and other content and may require basic website design skills and software.
Simple forms or marketing examples of websites, such as classic website, a five-page website or a brochure website are static websites, because they present pre-defined, static information to the user. This may include information about a company and its products and services through text, animations, audio/video, navigation menus. Static websites can be edited using four broad categories of software: Text editors, such as Notepad or TextEdit, where content and HTML markup are manipulated directly within the editor program WYSIWYG offline editors, such as Microsoft FrontPage and Adobe Dreamweaver, with which the site is edited using a GUI and the final HTML markup is generated automatically by the editor software WYSIWYG online editors which create media rich online presentation like web pages, intro, blogs, an
Mike Trainor is an American stand-up comedian and writer. Trainor is a writer and producer for The Howard Stern Show, has several reoccurring bits on the show where he calls in as the characters Jeff the Drunk's "Lump", Bobo's "Toupee", the Hulk, others, he provided commentary on the TruTV series truTV Presents: World's Dumbest. Trainor grew up in New Jersey, he began performing stand-up comedy in the summer of 2003 after graduating from Elon University. Trainor is a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. Trainor began his career in New York City. Trainor started off his career worked for the radio stations Q104.3 and WCBS 880 and at the television news station NY1. Trainor has been featured in Maxim Magazine and for a while was a regular contributor to CollegeHumor.com. From 2004 to 2006 he was the co-host and producer of the show "Four Quotas" on Sirius Satellite Radio alongside Steve Hofstetter. In 2012 Trainor was featured in a Golden Corral ad campaign. Trainor is a writer and producer for The Howard Stern Show.
He provided humorous commentary on the show TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest.... In 2009, Trainor released a book, Fat Things: They Might Not Make You Fat, But You Have Them in Common with Fat People, published by Giant Books. In 2010, Trainor released his first comedy album, via Next Round Entertainment. Official page on Tumblr Mike Trainor on Twitter Mike Trainor on IMDb
Chuck Nice is an American stand up comic and radio personality from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he started his career leading the karaoke room atop new-wave dance club The Bank. He was a show host on QVC's sister show Q2, Nice was heard on The Radio Chick, a comedic show on 92.3 Free FM in New York City. The RadioChick was a featured show on now defunct Shovio.com's TalkBackTV. Nice is a frequent contributor to VH1’s Best Week Ever and truTV's The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest... and performs at the HA! Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live in NYC, he has been featured in a commercial for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He co-hosts the radio show and podcast StarTalk alongside astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, has been the most frequent co-host on the TV adaptation. Starting on February 1, 2017, Nice has been the permanent co-host of the StarTalk spinoff Playing with Science, along with Gary O'Reilly, he appeared on The Tyra Banks Show with Best Week Ever's Michelle Collins. He is currently the host of the Top 10 Countdown that airs weekly on the Centric Network.
He hosts HGTV's Buy Like a Mega-Millionaire. Chuck Nice on IMDb Chuck Nice's Official website
Rob Delaney is an American comedian and writer. He is known as the co-star and co-writer of the TV show Catastrophe, as well as a minor role in the 2018 blockbuster action-comedy Deadpool 2. Delaney was raised in Massachusetts, he attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a degree in musical theater in 1999. Delaney first came to the attention of the public via Twitter, on which he started posting in 2009. By 2016, Delaney had over 1.2 million followers. While other comics were hesitant to share their material on social media, Delaney is considered one of the first comedians to use social media to publish jokes. Delaney credits comedy writer and director Graham Linehan with his rise in popularity after Linehan began responding to Delaney's tweets. In 2010, Paste magazine named Delaney one of the ten funniest people on Twitter. In May 2012, he became the first comedian to win the'Funniest Person on Twitter Award' at The Comedy Awards hosted by Comedy Central. Delaney has written several articles for Vice as well as The Guardian.
His book Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. was published by Spiegel & Grau in November 2013. In December 2011, Comedy Central announced that Delaney would shoot a pilot for a variety show, called "@RobDelaney". However, the series was never picked up by them. Instead, Delaney moved on to co-write and co-star with Sharon Horgan in Catastrophe, that began airing in the UK on January 19, 2015 on Channel 4; the show follows them after they get together following a brief affair while he is in the UK on business, moves there permanently after he learns that she has become pregnant. It debuted in the United States on Amazon in June 2015. There are now three seasons on Amazon and the show has been renewed for a fourth; the fourth season is confirmed to be the final of series. Channel 4 aired the concluding episode on February 12, 2019, while Amazon announced the US release date to be March 15, the same year; the series earned him his sole Emmy nomination, for "Outstanding Comedy Writing"Since moving to the UK in 2014, Delaney has appeared on several British panel shows, including Have I Got News for You, Would I Lie to You?, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year and Room 101.
In the film Deadpool 2, Delaney played Peter, an average middle-aged man, who has no powers and joins Deadpool's X-Force. As part of the film's promotion, a Twitter account was launched in Peter's name. In 2019, he will appear in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. Delaney is an Irish American. Delaney is married. In February 2018, Delaney publicly shared that their son Henry had died, age two and a half, the month before, after having been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016 and receiving extensive treatment. Delaney and his family live in London. In June 2018, Delaney announced. Delaney has publicly shared his experience with alcoholism. In 2002, Delaney blacked out while driving and drove his car into a building owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. In the wreck, he broke his left wrist and right arm, had both of his knees scratched to the bone; this prompted Delaney to stop drinking. Delaney is a left-wing progressive and writes about political issues, he has said that he chooses presidential candidates based on their policies regarding education and health care, reasoning: "Make it easier for your citizens to be healthy and smart and they will save you in ways you have yet to imagine."
He supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary and voted for Hillary Clinton in the subsequent general election. After Donald Trump was elected president, Delaney joined the Democratic Socialists of America, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the American Civil Liberties Union. In June 2017, Delaney endorsed the Labour Party in the 2017 UK general election. In November 2018 he supported a petition organised by Labour campaign group Momentum calling on Labour MPs to vote against the EU withdrawal agreement, negotiated by Theresa May's government. Delaney was the first presenter on the CBeebies Bed Time Stories programme to tell a story in Makaton, which he used to use to communicate with his late son Henry. In February 2019, Delaney endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in his second presidential campaign. Delaney is an atheist. Official website Rob Delaney on IMDb