Spanky
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Spanky

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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Nov
21
Spanky @ Comedy Showcase thru 11/22

Houston, Texas, USA

Houston, Texas, USA

Oct
17
Spanky @ Hyena's thru 10/18

Arlington, Texas, USA

Arlington, Texas, USA

Oct
10
Spanky @ Hyena's thru 10/11

Ft. Worth, Texas, USA

Ft. Worth, Texas, USA

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LETTERS FROM CAMPUS:

Great! He had us in stitches!
Salem-Teikyo University

Thank you for a great show. The first time in a long time we've sold out.
Illinois State University

An outstanding job.
Bradley University

The show was very enjoyable, and people are still talking about how funny it was!
Lehigh University

A huge success!
Triton College

Everyone really liked him and had a good time.
Xavier University

Quite successful. He held the student's interest for more than an hour.
Essex Community College

Spanky is a wild man. We had a great time.
DeVry Institute of Technology


I highly recommend him to any school.
University of Arkansas

Spanky's act was funny!
Angelo State University

Spanky was a pleasure to work with.
University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Thank you for the wonderful performance.
University of Baltimore

Spanky rocked the house! An amazing sho, by far the best IC has seen.
Ithaca College

His show was fantastic. I would recommend him anywhere.
University of Akron

Spanky's performance was one of the best I've seen.
Keene State University

The very bets talent the college market has to offer.
Winthrop University

Spanky kept the audience in nonstop laughter. His comedy routine was one of the best we've had at our university.
West Chester University

It was obvious from the response we had chosen the perfect comedian.
University of West Florida

Spanky was a pleasure to work with.
Miami University
- Various


THE CRITIC’S REVIEWS:

… loud applause.
Jessie McKinley – THE NEW YORK TIMES

Well, that's Spanky, stand-up extrodinaire.
Mark Groubert - MTV MAGAZINE

... the guy is adept at making people bust a gut.
Alan Carter - NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

But for the brave, the fearless, and the slightly wild and crazy, Spanky's humor will hit the spot.
Pati Haworth - SCENE MAGAZINE

One name, many laughs.
Bill Ervolino - THE NEW YORK POST

His audiences respond to his irresistable irresponsibility.
Dan Frizzell - DIAL MAGAZINE

... laughs, and more laughs. The guy's great. Applause. The kid's a smash.
Elaine Liner - DALLAS OBSERVER

... he is endlessly likable, harmless, cute, and like every great fool figure, endlessy creative.
Lynn Hoggard - TIME RECORD NEWS

... hot as rubber boots in July. Catch him while you can.
Alice Love - DALLAS TIMES HERALD

The show's highlight was undeniably the performance by Spanky ... the crowd loudly changed his name in unison.
Lisa L. Rollins - THE TEXAS DAILY

Spanky managed to entertain without offending, and with today's current cast of less than desirables among the comedic circuit, it was a great thing to see.
Todd Tedesco - THE NEWS RECORD
- Various


Dear Spanky,

Thank you for helping us "Deliver America" by particiapting in the USO/DoD Comedy Break tour in the Caribbean. The entertainment you brought to the troops was an immeasurable boost to morale. We could not ask for a harder working person to represent the good work our organization strives to provide.

USO recognizes it is people like you who make our Entertainment program a success. We are fotunate you are so willing to give back by volunteering your time for troops around the world.

Thank you for helping us achieve our goal of boosting morale and bringing a 'touch of home" to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who are separated from their family and friends. I look forward to working with you on future USO tours.

Sincerely,
John H. Tilelli, Jr.
USO President & CEO
General, U.S. Army (Ret)


August 7, 2007

To Whom It May Concern:

From approximately 1993-2003 the USO World HQ produced a very successful series of comedy tours for our overseas troops. Spanky was an important part of that group. He joined the ranks of comedians in the latter part of the run and was one of the most successful. He had the perfect blend of humor, compassion and common sense that was needed for those tours.

As the producer of the "Laugh, That's An Order" tours from 1997-2003 I was thrilled to have someone of Spanky's caliber associated with the USO. I would highly recommend him for any touring possibilities.

Betty Naylor
Tour Producer
USO World HQ
- USO World Headquearters


Discography

CDs:
"Get Spanked"
"Voices Inside The Author's Head" (Audio Book)

DVD:
"Men Are Sluts"

TELEVISION:
ArtsEye - PBS
Comedy Clips – COMEDY CENTRAL
Comedy Express - FOX
Comics A To Z - PBS
Comic Strip Live - FOX
ER - NBC
Evening At The Improv (2 Shows) - A&E
George Schlatter’s Comedy Club - ABC
The Chuckle Hut – COMEDY CENTRAL
The Good Time Café - A&E
Harvey’s Comedy Show - CW
The Jenny McCarthy Show - MTV
The Late Show - FOX
MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour - MTV
Music Stew - KEY-TV
Nightshift - (7 Shows) FOX
On The Road - A&E
Popcorn & Punchlines - AMC
Profiler - NBC
Rascal’s Comedy Hour - (3 Shows) SYNDICATED
Raymann Is Laat - NETHERLANDS-4
Rotten TV - VH-1
Scene Of The Crime – KEY-TV
Scoring – SPIKE-TV
Showtime Comedy Network - SHOWTIME
Star Search - (Finalist - 6 Shows) SYNDICATED
Super Secret TV Formulas - VH-1
Vegas Turns 100 – TRAVEL CHANNEL
Good Morning America - ABC

AWARDS:
First Place – Showtime Network’s “Stand Up Comedy Contest”
First Place – “Funniest Person In Texas” Competition
Star Search Grand Finalist (set season appearance record)
Cable Ace Award – Best Stand Up Comedy Series
Campus Activities Readers Choice Award – “Best Comedian”
“Comic Of The Year” (Twice)
“Campus Performer Of The Year”

REVIEWS:
“Loud applause.” New York Times
“Many laughs.” New York Post
“Adept at making people bust a gut.” New York Daily News
“Hot as rubber boots in July.” Dallas Times Herald
“Stand-up extraordinaire.” MTV Magazine
“Laughs and more laughs. The guy’s great.” Dallas Observer
“Endlessly creative.” Times Record News

MEMBER:
Screen Actor’s Guild
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Independent Feature Project
The Friars Club (member Talent Development Committee)
New York Film Festival (Judge)

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Bio

SPANKY is an award-winning performer (twice voted the “Campus Comic Of The Year” and once the “Campus Performer Of The Year,” as well as the recipient of the Campus Activities Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Comedian”), a familiar face on television and published author (“Men Are Sluts” and “Love Laughter Truth”), magazine columnist (“BACKSTAGE PASS” in Campus Activities Today), screenwriter (“Last Call” and “Home Away From Homeless”), recording artist (“Get Spanked”), and TV writer & producer (“Scoring” and “Music Stew”).
He has taken his message of racial harmony, religious tolerance, and gender understanding to over 800 Colleges, Universities, and Comedy Clubs; performing in all 50 states and 23 countries. His work entertaining our troops overseas earned him the title of “USO All-Star.” Internationally he is recognized as one of the most popular comedians in Holland.
Don’t miss your chance to see the man that Student Activities Journal described as a “Campus Entertainment Icon:” SPANKY.