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Post by Miles » April 2nd, 2008, 12:38 pm

Has anyone else noticed that shit comedians seem to write their own Wikipedia pages?

Check out Carl Barron's:
Carl can play the piano, sort of. He has been practising. He also does alot of walking and has named his new show 'Walking Down The Street'. The dates of his new show can be viewed on his new web site http://www.carlbarron.com/
Or Akmal's, which sounds like a promotional blurb:
Akmal Saleh began performing stand-up comedy in 1990 under the English alias of "Peter"[6] ("Boutros" in Coptic; "Akmal" is Arabic for "perfect" and "Saleh" for "goodness"). In the early 1990s he teamed up with fellow comedians Anthony Mir and Gary Eck. The trio performed their show All Aussies are Boofta to glowing reviews at various Sydney venues. This was followed by their Bound And Gagged show. Their third show, 1996's Hoot, toured the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 1999 the trio created the television show The 50 Foot Show, which screened on the Comedy Channel in Australia. In 2001 Akmal was the voice of Jim in the popular children's television show Tracey McBean. In 2002 they wrote and performed in the film You Can't Stop The Murders.

In 2004, his Melbourne International Comedy Festival show Gullible was sold out at each performance. The show also toured the New Zealand Comedy Festival. His 2005 show Akmal Live premiered at the Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival. He has also appeared on numerous television shows, such as Rove Live, The Footy Show, The Glass House and In Siberia Tonight. Akmal Saleh also appears regularly on the Australian TV shows Thank God You're Here , The Nation, and Big Questions.

He also appeared on Spicks and Specks in October 2006. He professes to consider there to be "only one comedian in the world that [he] would pay to see, and that's deadpan American funny-man Steve Wright." [7]

In January 2007, Akmal began his radio career on Nova 937, Nova 100, and Nova 96.9 after trying out the job by filling in for Merrick and Rosso on their breakfast show while they were away on holidays. As of 2008, Akmal is currently doing the drive shift with Cal Wilson and Ed Kavalee, hosted by Jarrod Walsh, from 3pm to 6pm (originally 4pm to 6pm), replacing Bianca Dye who moved to the morning shift (9am - 12.30pm), in turn replacing Lizzy Lovette. On the 16th of July the syndication expanded to include Nova 919 in Adelaide.

On the 19th of February 2007 a lock of hair from Akmal's back was placed on ebay after some of Britney Spears' (head) hair was sold for 1.27 million dollars. His hair sold for $18,100 and was bought by a man living in England.
I love the completely random and useless information in there.

What got me thinking about this was Gallagher's and Carrot Top's pages. Check some of this stuff out...
He headlines at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, and in between does 100 or so comedy gigs around the United States. His comedy routine incorporates dozens of props stored in six big trunks on stage.

Carrot Top has appeared in numerous television programs, including a 2007 TV spot in Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular, Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly in 2005, Scrubs in 2002. He has also appeared on The George Lopez Show, Howard Stern, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Live with Regis & Kelly, and more. His movie roles include 1998's Chairman of The Board, and served as a spokesman and appeared in commercials for 1-800-CALL-ATT. Some may argue that his presence on national telivision in the ATT commercial marked the turning point in his career. From 1995 to 1999, he was the continuity announcer for Cartoon Network. In 2002, he recorded a commentary track for the Roger Avary film The Rules of Attraction.

Carrot Top produced and starred in an early morning show on Cartoon Network called Carrot Top's AM Mayhem from 1994-1996[3][4]
Seriously, wtf is that shit?

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Post by Michael » April 2nd, 2008, 1:47 pm

It's no surprise that a lot of quasi-celebrities write their own pages. In all fairness, who else is going to know as much about them? :) Simply sticking a promo blurb in there is a little tacky though. :)

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Post by Miles » April 2nd, 2008, 2:31 pm

Wonder if Corey Haim's mum wrote his?

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Post by Michael » April 2nd, 2008, 3:03 pm

He spent time in rehab. Haim says, "I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck. But one led to two, two led to four, four led to eight, until at the end it was about 85 a day — the doctors could not believe I was taking that much. And that was just the Valium — I’m not talking about the other pills I went through".
:shock: :shock: :shock:

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