Each week, or maybe every other week if we’re lazy, we’ll feature a Dallas Comedy House performer and get to know him or her a little better by using questions that Playboy centerfolds are usually asked. If you’d like to volunteer to be a centerfold before we come for you, email us and let us know. The only requirement is that we need a full-length, CLOTHED, photo of yourself for, you know, the centerfold part. This edition of Comedy Centerfold features one Tommy Lee Brown, a noted raconteur who's fond of the finer things in life. Very few people know this, but The Most Interesting Man in the World has only one picture up in his bedroom for inspiration. It's of Tommy Lee Brown (the one used here). If you've ever met Tommy, you know what it's like to be touched by an angel. If you haven't met Tommy yet, you can catch him performing with the troupe Franzia tonight, December 7, at 10:30 p.m., and on December 15 at 10:30 p.m.
Hometown? Born and raised in Dallas, Texas! (You can’t tell but that sentence is heavily accented with serious Texan drawl.) I spent my early years on the streets of Pleasant Grove and then grew up in Mesquite representing for that Edgemont Park hood.
Guilty Pleasures? Candy Corn, Grey’s Anatomy, Flipping Out (the TV show), Jersey Shore, Zingers (R.I.P.) and improvising song and dance.
Ambitions? I’d like to work my way from manager of FC Dallas to manager of Manchester United, while also leading some national teams to global dominance on my FIFA13 manager career (PS3). I’d like to go with my No. 1 Boo to China, India, and Brazil. I’d also like to perfect the art of making baklava. Also, I’d like to stack cash to the max in some high yield accounts.
Best Concert? Tool in Fort Worth.
Favorite Book? My favorite author is Stephen King, and my favorite books by him are The Dark Tower series and It. Non-Stephen King favorites include The Alchemist, Ismael, and Kitchen Confidential.
Favorite Movie? Hmmm, we’ll say Adaptation. I just like so much about it. The writing, the satire, the performances – it’s good times.
Favorite TV Show? Six Feet Under, The Wire, Breaking Bad and Mr. Show with Bob and David.
Pets? I have 4 pets, not counting the pack stray cats that sleep and make love on my patio. I have three dogs and one cat. (Editors note: Click on images to see them full sized.)
Okay is a 10-year-old miniature dachshund, she likes to bark at people.
Bitty is a four-year-old homeless catfish, he likes to sit alone, in the dark, on the bathmat.
Buckner is a 10-year-old Boston Terrier, his favorite hobby is squirrel staring.
Cleo is an 11-year-old cat, she likes to wail at the top of her lungs from about 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. every night. I’m pretty sure she has a death wish. I have no idea how many lives she has left.
Foods I Crave? Popcorn with sliced jalapenos in it. Hot fudge sundaes – NO NUTS. Pecan Pie. Gin.
People I Admire? Anthony Bourdain – he has the Best Job! Stephen King – he has the Best Job! Will Wright and Jeff Braun, co-founders of Maxis the video game developer that brought you SimAnt.
Dream Role? Voice Acting in a Grand Theft Auto game would be pretty sweet. Or playing any of the people I admire in their biopic (which I wrote and will direct).
Favorite Song to Sing? This is a tie between singing “Twist and Shout” (but I change "shake it up, baby" to ‘"shaking a baby") and Lil’ Wayne’s “A Milli.”
Good First Date Idea? On a first date, I recommend driving up to lookout hill and parking so that you can see the entire city. Be sure to turn the radio off. You don’t want any news bulletins to scare your date into not putting out. At this point I recommend singing a classic song, but making up your own lyrics. Try to work your name or her name into the song. Ignore any strange sounds coming from the night. If your date can’t focus and demands for you to drive her home, relent. No means "not this time." If you are lucky, you find a sweet hand hook hanging from one or more of your car doors.
Protip: You know a date is going well if you can’t find your car and you have to walk all over town or several parking garages looking for it.