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About Big Daddy


Is A Comic… BDG has been performed over 5000 shows at comedy clubs, colleges, corporate and private parties, sports banquets, golf outings and fund-raisers in the tri-state area for over  20 years.  He has been a staple at clubs like the Comedy Cabaret, Catch A Rising Star, the Funny Bone, Dangerfield’s, Helium, the Comedy Factory Outlet, holding attendance records at many of those clubs.  TWO FUNNY PHILLY GUYS, starring BDG & Joe Conklin has been playing to sold out houses at such theatres as the 1000 seat Borgata Music Box, the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville,  the Broadway Theatre in Pitman (Which was shot by NFL Films for a best selling DVD).   He has appeared on the SHOWTIME Comedy Club Network three times. His hilarious video's ."Let's Call In Sick" & "Action News Theme" aired on MTV & PRISM.  He's been voted Philly's Funniest Comic by Philly Magazine, The City Paper, and other publications. a total of eleven times. BDG’s annual Wing Bowl stunts are classics and he has also sang the national anthem at a Sixers game. 

Is A Radio & TV Personality… BDG is currently in his 16th year as a host on the #1 sports talk radio station in America, 94WIP. Hear BDG lose his mind nightly, Monday through Friday, and on the legendary “Overlap Show” with Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Guys. Bits like “Let’s Go Back to Your Childhood,” “Get Home Right Now or I’m Gonna Break Your Face” and the BDG “Ditty and Babe of the Night” and the award winning “Snack of the Night” are among many of the bits BDG brings to every show.  BDG was also a co-host on 1210 AM’s, "'The Sports Attack" with Scott Graham & Neil Hartman where he interviewed the top names in sports. BDG has also hosted for WOGL, WWDB, and KISS100.  BDG has also appeared as a guest on over fifty stations nationwide, and of course, it all started with the Morning Zoo on WMMR.  On TV, BDG’s “Big Daddy’s Big List” has been a staple on many TV shows in the area including “Philly Sports Live“ (which he has also hosted) Good Day Philadelphia” and many others.    As a comic Big Daddy has appeared on Showtime, A&E, and MTV among many other networks.

darrow piece photo smIs A Writer... LAST CALL, BDG'S book about his Dad has garnered rave reviews and has sold over 25,000 copies.  BDG also wrote and starred in the one-man show, LAST CALL, based on his book that played to sold out houses at Society Hill Playhouse and the Media Theatre also recieved rave reviews.   His book with Glen Macnow, THE GREAT BOOK OF PHILADELPHIA SPORTS LISTS, has sold over 40,000 copies.  BDG is currently writing for the South Jersey Magazine, 7 Mile Magazine, and the last page of the Sea Isle Times which has become an extremely popular Jersey Shore feature.  BDG wrote and produced  "Oooh, I Hate That!" , a collection of pet peeves, set to music, one of SJS's (a national radio comedy provider) all time running comedy bits.  BDG's one liners appeared dozens of times in the Philadelphia Daily News and he also writes for CITY PAPER, CSNPhilly.com, and many other local newspapers.  BDG has just finished a screenplay with comedian Jay Black.  BDG also co-produced “Always Patsy Cline” in AC.

Is A Recording Artist… It all started in 1984 with a song called "Nuns!". a satirical look at Catholic school upbringing.  WMMR's Morning Zoo picked it up. (the show was the most highly rated morning show in the country) aid BDG’s recording career was underway. A salute to malls with "Walk On The Mild Side" followed and then came to BDG's classic "Let's Call In Sick", a song that has been heard on over 300 stations and is still played) on Monday mornings on many stations to this day. Over the next ten years, songs like "Love Theme From the Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Wake Up I'm Horny!". "Action News Theme". "Senile Casino", continued to crack up BDG's fans. Counting two "Morning Zoo" albums (which "Sick" & "Mild Side" appeared on), three albums and four CD's, an amazing amount of 100,000 copies of BDG’s songs have been bought, almost exclusively in the tri-state area. BDG’s tunes have also been heard nationwide on, 'The Dr. Demento Show. NPR's "Comedy College", the American Comedy Network- The Dick Cavett Comedy Hour. and WXPN's award winning "Kids Korner".  BDG began his entertainment career as a drummer.

Is An Opening Act… Just checkout a few of the acts BDG has worked with, including 15 Rock & Roll Hall of Famers!

Manhattan Transfer

Melissa Etheridge

Black Crowes

Anita Baker

The Four Tops

Ray Charles

Hall & Oates

Dennis Miller

Taylor Dayne

Lee Ritenour

Weird Al Yankovic

Terrence Trent Darby

The Drifters

Phyllis Diller

Tammy Wynette

B.B. King

David Sanborn

Jay Black

Gladys Knight

Herbie Hancock

Steve  Howe

Gregg Allman

Righteous Bros.

Southside Johnny

Brooks & Dunn

Smokey Robinson

The Roches

The Commitments

Robert Klien

Little Anthony

The Temptations

Dom Irrera

Bonnie Raitt

Warren Zevon

Lou Graham

Eric Bourdon

Frankie Avalon

Bobby Rydell


Leslie Gore


Ronnie Specter

Also, check out some of the venues where BDG has performed:


Tower Theater

Mann Music Center

Valley Forge Music Fair


Keswick Theater

Trump's Castle

Trop World Showroom

Taj Mahal

The Borgata

Scottish Rite

Colonial Theater


Broadway Theater

Well Fargo Arena


cbsbigdaddyIs An Actor... Along with starring in the the one man show, LAST CALL, BDG also recently starred as “Oscar" to sold out audiences in "The Odd Couple' with Joe Conklin as "Felix'". BDG was a member of the federally funded award winning TROUP, a group of twelve actors, that worked out of Society Hill Playhouse. TROUP performed shows at prisons, elderly homes, playgrounds. and libraries throughout Philadelphia for over two years. BDG has also appeared in many theater productions including the title role of the lion in Shaw's, "Androcles and the Lion" (BDG was singled out in excellent reviews) and also took the very last bow from the stage of the legendary Main Point in "Moving Out", a production of the Peanut Butter Children's Theater Group. BDG has also appeared as an actor in many industrial films and commercials.

Is An Earthling... BDG was born and raised in Southwest Philly. Is a graduate of West Catholic HS. and is now living in Mullica Hill, NJ, with his wife Debbie of 31 years who together have raised their two daughters, Keely and Ava.  Their beagle Beau is also part of the family.


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