About Duel Headliners Tom Dustin & Dan Swartwout
Tom Dustin:Tom Dustin was born the son of an alcoholic used car salesman and a blind saint; Stand-up comedy was inevitable . He got his start in late 2001 and immediately decided what he wanted to do with his life: Tell jokes to drunk people for money. In his first year doing stand-up, he won the Sam Adams Comedy Contest, beating out more than 50 comics and proving that most other comedians suck. He has worked with comedy greats Steven Wright, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Doug Stanhope, Bobby Collins, and the cast of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Tom’s material is smart and original. Onstage, his unmatched likeability allows him to push the limits of comedy without fear. Offstage, he’s a mean, self-hating manic-depressive who prides himself on his ability to make girls cry. The Boston Globe called Tom young, fresh and funny, which is all true. But, when another local entertainment reporter wrote: "Dustin is dry, vulgar and hilarious", Tom stabbed him in the chest 37 times and was covered in blood while screaming "Am I dry now?!" (The reporter survived and became Toms best friend).Dan Swartwout:On May 18, Dan Swartwout will record his second comedy DVD at the Columbus Funny Bone. With a baby on the way, Dan decided to produce the follow-up to his critically acclaimed One Non Blonde. "I'll be a dad in June, and I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to document who I am as a comedian. Because of this DVD, I'll be able to show my daughter exactly who I was before she came along and gave me a lot of new material." Dan is a Columbus Funny Bone favorite and headlines comedy clubs throughout the United States. He was selected for the Boston Comedy Festival, won the Carnival Cruise Lines Comedy Challenge, and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows across the country. Additionally, Dan has been the warm-up comedian for CNBC's Mad Money and is the current studio-audience host for the Ohio Lottery Game Show Cash Explosion. On May 18, be a part of history and come see why the Columbus Dispatch called Dan's high-energy comedy "hilarious."