Why Not Bobby?

The Story of the 80th Greatest Stand-up Comic of All Time

Stand-up comedian Bobby Slayton, The Pitbull of Comedy, has appeared in movies (Dreamgirls, Ed Wood, Get Shorty), performed on numerous TV shows (Family Guy, The Tonight Show), and has been headlining in comedy clubs for over 30 years. Considered a “comic’s comic” by such luminaries as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Paul Rodriguez, Bobby Slayton still isn’t a household name. “Why Not Bobby?” is the question producer David Castro and director Jason Scholder teamed up to answer.

Here are some favorite outtakes from our documentary “Why Not Bobby?” featuring people you have heard of (and some you haven’t). Read more about our documentary in a post we called, tongue stuck in cheek, The History of Comedy. Enjoy these clips from what we hope will be the first in a series about stand-up comedy: Always the Comedian.

Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey is best known as “The Church Lady” on Saturday Night Live and as Garth in Wayne’s World. His stand-up act and impersonations have been entertaining people for decades.

Jon Lovitz

Jon Lovitz

Beloved as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, Jon Lovitz has guest-starred on hit TV shows like Seinfeld and The Simpsons. His movie credits include A League of Their Own and Jewtopia.

Carrot Top

Carrot Top

Carrot Top is best known for his bright red hair, prop comedy, and self-deprecating humor. He has his own showroom in Vegas where he plays nightly to sold-out crowds (dark Tuesdays).

David Brenner

David Brenner

Appearing on The Tonight Show has launched the comedic careers of dozens of household names (Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney Dangerfield, Rosanne Barr). David Brenner has been on the show a record 158 times.

Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette is best known as the half of the Penn & Teller with a working larynx. He is a also an author, social commentator, and political pundit.

Milt Abel

Milt Abel

A stand-up comic with 25 years experience, Milt Abel has performed everywhere from television to cruise ships, from comedy clubs and college campuses to corporate events.

If you would like to see more of these interviews, contact us and we will notify you by e-mail whenever we post more interview footage on this website.