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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Comedian Craig Shoemaker Scouts 84 Lumber.

Thursday August 23, 2007
From talent network

PITTSBURGH -The 18th Annual Boy Scout’s of America Golf Outing was held this past weekend at the five-star Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa.

The event was sponsored by 84 Lumber Company and the vendors who supply materials to the five-hundred 84 Lumber stores located all over the United States. A portion of the vendor’s admittance fee as well as a considerable portion from 84 Lumber owner Joe Hardy is given to the Boy Scouts of America. The entertainment for the weekend was provided by talent network inc.

The weekend includes golf, dinners, and entertainment. Rick Reginelli & Chuck Balsano, Commodity Buyers for 84 Lumber, organized the golf outing and entertainment schedules for Friday & Saturday Night. This was their fourth successful year of comedy.

Comedians this year included Bill Crawford on Friday night as the opening act for the night’s headliner Michael Loftus. Saturday featured standout comedian Craig Shoemaker.

Both nights of comedy left guests leaving the ballroom in stitches. Craig Shoemaker being such a huge hit last year was asked back this year and once again he did not disappoint. He laid the lumber and hammered home a brilliant gut wrenching performance. The jokes from the weekend’s performances could be heard all around the greens on Sunday, as participants in the golf outing gushed about the performances and recited many of the jokes. You can see more of Craig in our sidebar below on this page. {Continued click READ MORE below}

Source: kelly reginelli, kathleen morris, talent network

Comedian Bill Crawford: Bill’s comedic nature is all about perspective and sarcasm. He mixes a blen
d of intelligence and the ridiculous, taking on a variety of characters and voices and the physicality of both. His sharp wit and comedic style create obscure and humorous observations from the everyday life of a young guy. Billy has been performing comedy (Improvisation and Sketch) for six years and recently attended the Improv Olympics in Los Angeles. A Pittsburgh native, Bill is a fresh face on the comedy scene and he has carved a spot as one of the area’s best young comedians. After selling out a headlining show at the Pittsburgh Improv in December 2006, he has since headlined at 2 highly successful shows, Worst Wednesday Ever I and II. These Improv shows highlighted both Bill’s improvisational and stand-up talents. He is a requested opening act for comics like Jim Krenn, Mark Eddie and Jim Short, and is a regular on-air guest of Pittsburgh’s 102.5 WDVE morning show.

Comedian Michael Loftus: Michael Loftus' 15-year career as a comic and actor started in Columbus, OH, where he founded the improv comedy troupe called
Midwest Comedy Tool & Die. After sharpening his craft, Michael decided to head out west to pursue stand-up. The comedy group is still very popular on the east coast and Michael joins them on stage at every opportunity. Michael is currently a writer on the hit ABC comedy series "The George Lopez Show." He was a political commentator for the AOL Election Guide 2004, and served as a writer on the first-ever animated "topical situation comedy", "This Just In", on Spike TV. He has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and was recently a semi-finalist on Star Search. Michael has also done educational videos for PBS, which have won several Emmy Awards and a TV commercial, which won an Addy Award. In addition to his own "$20 Worth Comedy Album", he has appeared on the Warner Bros. Comedy Album, "Executive Privilege", alongside Kevin Pollack and The Best of Bob & Tom CD.

Comedian Craig Shoemaker: From his humble beginnings, Craig became a national sensation
on the comedy circuit. He won "Comedian of the Year" at the American Comedy Awards on ABC. Previous winners were Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Foxworthy and Jerry Seinfield. "I guess this means I'll have a sitcom about a gay red-neck in a show about nothing." He performs for millions of people every year. He is regularly heard on hundreds of radio stations across the country, can be seen on television and in films. His comedic observations on love and dating earned him the title of the “The Love Doctor.” In the late 90's, Craig ran into his ex-girlfriend Carolyn Clark, a soap opera star, from Guiding Light and As The World Turns. Craig happily boasts that they were married, pregnant and homeowners within six weeks. Their son Justin was born in 1998. Craig admits, "Now my act is the twisted true story of how The Love Master has become The Diaper Master." Craig is a headlining performer at all the major comedy clubs, touring extensively throughout the US.

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