Tom and Dan were once sitting in a hotel room in Daytona Beach, Florida where the air-condition didn’t work, they were out of beer, and the cable only had 2 channels that came in static free. One of their friends suggested that they leave and attempt to find something better to do to which Dan replied “Why would we want to ruin a mediocre time?”
If you were to ask “Tom and Dan” what the meaning of life is, they might tell you that there is none. Born from a feeling that nothing in life truly matters and that for the most part we’re all surrounded by scumbags, “Tom and Dan” figured out that there’s only one true constant in life; laughter. How did they come to that conclusion? It’s all they have.
You see, just like the mass majority of us, “T & D” have day jobs and it was at said day job where they cued in on the fact that some of the greatest laughs came at the end of the day. There’s just something about the relaxed feeling of knowing that you have very little time left at work to put in. Maybe it’s the “punch drunkenness” of still being at work; no one is quite sure. There they sat in their office, the door shut to their co-workers and management, only making each other laugh to the point of tears. Finally they realized that it might not be such a bad idea to roll tape on these conversations. Why not? They would be having them anyway, taped or not, and it was fun.
Both of them come from rather lengthy broadcasting careers so setting up a home studio wasn’t so hard to do. And with the addition of Ross, the consummate straight man and “News Dad”, things got even more “mediocre.” Broadcasting since 2009 has garnered a rather extensive following for “T & D” with loyal “scumbags” (as their listeners are affectionately known) checking in from all across the world. Hundreds of shows under their belts and winners of the Orlando Weekly’s “Best of Orlando 2011” for “Best Kept Secret” reassures them both that yes…no one is listening! (Best Kept Secret? HA!)