Single Is Not A 4 Letter Word ... the comedy event!
Many moons ago - before the invention of Ritalin or the Internet - a young, broke college student named Roberto Antonio Smiley signed up for a stand-up competition at his Student Union Building. The prize money was $500, which was nearly 5 months rent for the "efficiency" closet Smiley was living in at the time.
Though he had never stepped on a stage, and the only prior laughs he had gotten were due to his colossal leprechaun ears, he went for the gold. When he arrived, his only competition was a grown man wearing an oversized sombrero with no act... so... he won the money and the tender hearts of his fellow students. The rest is history.
Since that incredibly average performance, Roberto shortened his name to "Bob" and started a caffeine-induced church tour spreading laughter and gaiety to the masses. As a novice jokester, Smiley honed his talents touring with bands like Newsboys, Third Day, and Mercy Me.
This exposure, along with the fact that his act had the word "booger" in it three times, led to a swarm of goatee'd youth leaders begging Smiley to come entertain their sugar-high kid herds. He was forced to match their manic energy and soon developed a machine gun approach to comedy.
Nineteen years later, Bob is now one of the nation's most in-demand and hilarious clean comedians. And he absolutely loves his job, no matter how many times his father challenges its legitimacy as a career choice...
Kerri Pomarolli is an American standup comedian, actress and author based in Los Angeles, California.
In addition to performing her standup comedy routines in churches and other venues across the nation, she has also appeared in over 75 stage productions, with recurring roles on Port Charles, The Young and The Restless, and General Hospital.
Kerri has performed in several motion pictures such as "DeadLock," and her latest film on Netflix, "The Brennan Manning Story." She also starred in and co-produced "I Love Kerri," which premiered on Sky Angel in June 2009.
She has toured in stage productions from Off-Broadway, to Italy, to playing the leading role of Vindice at the Young Vic Theater in London. She's toured in many musical productions including "Leader of the Pack" in New York with the leading role of Darlene Love.
Kerri has published 4 books. One, released in 2008, was titled, "Guys Like Girls Named Jennie."
She is a sought after corporate motivational speaker with past clients such as Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, and Cisco Systems.
She can be seen on Nick at Nite, Moms Night Out, and her TV web series "Momland," with co-star Angela Hoover (from Americas Got Talent).
Kerri has made 29 separate appearances on "The Tonight Show," and toured with everyone from Sherri Shephard (from "The View") to Candace Cameron Bure, and from Jim Carey to Carol Channing, among others.
She has been the host and emcee for The CA Women's Conference with such stars are Marcia Cross, Tippy Hedren and Fran Drescher. She hosted the GMA Dove Awards in 2006 at the Grand Ole Opry. And, she hosted her own show "Laugh Break" on MOMTV, and was cohost for MOMTV at the Golden Globe Awards 2009.
Kerri has appeared on Good Morning America, ShowBiz Tonight, CNN, Lifetime TV, and the Oxygen Channel.