In the 1990s most high school boys had pictures of Cindy Crawford, Kathy Ireland or some sort of Sports Illustrated model in their locker. My locker had a magazine cover of David Letterman’s first CBS “Late Show” from 1993.
I don’t think I’ve ever truly wanted to be a stand up comedian. I have always said I wanted to host a late night talk show. In college, a professor called my work on the college TV station a “cheap Letterman knock off”. The thing is, he was right. That’s what I wanted to be.
It sounds trite to say David Letterman inspired me to become a comedian. If the hosts of Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show say Letterman inspired them, who cares that the warm up comedian at “The View” says he was inspired by Letterman?
The difference between most of my peers who say they were inspired by Letterman and I is that I remember the exact moment I decided I wanted to be a comedian. It was January 2, 1991.
My dad and I were in a pretty horrific head on car collision with a drunk driver.
Inspired by talented producer and photographer Christopher Moloney Christopher Moloney, Tom Kelly completes a Saint Patrick’s Day video scavenger hunt! Here are some of the wacky characters he encountered this year!
While hanging out with comedienne Justine Marino after the Jenny McCarthy “Dirty Sexy Funny” tour at Mohegan Sun Casino, Tom Kelly buys an old man who lost his money a drink. In return, the old man starts hitting on a girl that he thinks Tom is dating.
Robin Quivers of Sirius XM’s “Howard Stern Show” gets serenaded by audience member Jesus Santiago (Twitter: @sifutony) . . . tonight on the Tom Kelly Show. (This is a little piece of crowd work from a recent America’s Got Talent taping. This clip EXEMPLIFIES the people I meet at AGT. Jesus is sweet, charming and insanely talented.)