Featuring James Mattern and Emma Willmann
As a comic, Bill has performed in 14 countries, including tours of Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan with the USO. Stateside, Bill has performed at a dozen marine bases and has headlined dozens of clubs, most recently the Las Vegas Tropicana — where he is the club’s most frequent headliner of the past 6 years (much to his liver’s dismay). You might currently catch him on AXS TV’s “Best of Gotham Comedy Live” if you’re one of those weird people who still has cable. Last fall, he was a part of the NY Comedy Festival with “HA! The Musical” about the miserable lives of comics made only more miserable by Bill’s singing voice.
Despite his lousy voice, Bill has been on Broadway three times, and one of those times was in the hit play “Lombardi” about legendary coach Vince Lombardi, starring Dan Lauria and Judith Light. After that, he played Mickey Mantle in “Bronx Bombers” and well… heard of it?
Bill has been in lots of TV shows, and if you don’t feel like Googling, they include Law and Order, Criminal Minds, Oz, Sex and the City, Criminal Intent, Rizzoli and Isles, Damages, the Following, and lots more that have been cancelled but he swears it’s not his fault. This month, he can be seen in the hit series “Royal Pains” on USA.
Movies include MGM’s “Just for Kicks” and “Recipe for Disaster;” festival faves “Adam” and “Evenhand”; and VOD cult hit “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.” If you order any of these or buy them from a clearance bin inside a truck stop in middle America, Bill wants you to know he gets a nickel.
Tomorrow morning, Bill goes to shoot the lead role in a feature film called “Before the Sun Explodes” filmed at the Hollywood Laugh Factory directed by Debra Eisenstadt (“Montage of Heck”) about the miserable life of a specific comic (him), but he insists he’s not being typecast.
So try to laugh at him tonight and YES, you can bring him shots from the audience.
-Nils Parker, writer/producer “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.”