As one of today’s leading and most sought-after comedic talents, BOBBY COLLINS’ heartfelt and witty humor engages audiences with a clever blend of characterizations and hilarious observations, to which everyone can relate.
Bobby Collins shows people themselves. While half the audience is nodding in knowing approval from hearing him tell some of their favorite stories, and from seeing him on TV, many of the “newbies” are there because they’ve recently heard him on satellite radio. And it’s that enthusiastic fan base and the tremendous word of mouth buzz that sells out Bobby Collins’ shows.
Bobby lives to make people laugh. From the moment he hits the stage, he connects with the crowd, gets into their mind and draws them inside his world. They willingly surrender to his energy and visual antics targeted directly at tickling their funny bones. And tickle them, he does. He holds up a mirror to each of us and helps us not to take ourselves so seriously.
From starring in his own Showtime specials and being Rosie O'Donnell's predecessor to host VH1's Stand-Up Spotlight, to opening for such names as Cher, Dolly Parton, Julio Iglesias and Tony Bennett, Bobby Collins delivers. He was nominated for a CableACE Award as well as for the American Comedy Awards “Stand-up Comic of the Year.” Collins' first CD, “On The Inside,” showcased his wide-ranging observational material and his second CD, “Out of Bounds,” earned him a Grammy nomination. His new DVD, “Bobby Collins: Live From New York City,” is being released in April 2007. While live stage performances in New York, Las Vegas and Atlantic City are forever expanding his list of faithful followers, he has also appeared in five feature films and numerous television shows.
Comedy was Collins' destiny. He was named after his father's favorite comedian, Bob Hope. "I've never seen Bob Hope perform but when I was appearing in Philadelphia for the first time, a newspaper reporter from New York City caught my act and liked it so much he put me on the entire cover of the paper's weekend section. Lost in the cover’s corner was a tiny picture of Bob Hope. While I was visiting with friends at the club, a black limousine pulled up and the driver handed me a manila envelope. There was a signed photo of Bob Hope inside along with a handwritten note saying 'How dare you get top billing on a weekend' with a happy face drawn at the bottom.”
Charisma, style and flair -- Bobby has it all. He’s a mesmerizing entertainer who’s larger than life and you won’t be able to take your eyes off him. It also doesn’t hurt that Bobby is more eye candy than Quasimodo.
Even with live stage performances, talk show appearances and a TV special in the works, Bobby is a dedicated family man with a heart of gold.