Max Weinberg is officially leaving Conan. He was with Coco for over 17 years, and now they’re breaking up. According to Max and Conan, it was a mutual breakup, but it makes me sad. I loved Max with Conan. They were so sweet together. I wonder if it was just time to move on, or if something happened? It seemed like such a good gig for Max…I mean, he can’t be on the road forever!
Conan said, “Max has been a huge part of my life for the past 17 years and he is an incredible band leader and musician…I hope he can find time to stop by the show, sit in with the band and pretend to find my monologue funny.”
The bright side is that Max can now have more time to tour with Bruce.
Conan’s new bandleader is guitarist Jimmy Vivino, who was part of the Max Weinberg 7. I’ll just call him “the replacement” for now, it’s just too soon.
Although comedy is her profession, Nadine has accomplished a lot in her young age. She is a national champion black belt, a world-class soccer player, and an avid snowboarder. She started playing soccer at the age of 4, and continued playing through college where she majored in Biology, but quickly realized her destiny was to tell jokes, not to wear a lab coat. So she decided to be funny while finishing her Bachelors Degree in biology and continued on to get her M.B.A. Nadine’s comedy style is much like her athleticism, fearless. She’s made her way up the comedy ladder very quickly, and has become a club favorite at many of the country’s top comedy clubs, including the Improv chain. Performing in the Boston Comedy Festival and being noted as the “one of the youngest and brightest up and comers” and traveling to the Middle East to entertain the troops are just a few of her notable accomplishments. These days Nadine splits time between the stage, a radio studio, her computer blogging, and a television studio. Nadine’s TV, Radio, Writing credits include: national commercials, talking head roles on E! Entertainment, Showtime’s Hot Tamales Live, The Skinny: Fat Free News, The Sunny Side of The Truth: Real World Hollywood, TVgasm, Zazreport, Daddy’s Girls, Jerseylicious, celebrity interviews on Mania TV, a weekly half-hour television show that syndicates to colleges across the country for National Lampoon and a nightly radio show on XM Satellite Radio.