Bob Sage - Biography
Bob Sage, better known as "The Phone Maniac," has been making people laugh for years. The 47 year old former class clown began making phone pranks to pass the time away 5 years ago while recovering from a serious car accident.
"Laughter is a great healer and helps me tremendously," says Sage. After a close friend began to make 'bootleg' tapes of Bob's Phone Pranks, he began to receive emails and calls from all over the world requesting more.
Sage was offered a recording contract by Laff Rite Records who distributed Bob's first commercial release "Off the Hook Vol. 1" exclusively via the internet on Phonemaniac.com. Reviews and sales have been phenomenal. Although Sage has achieved great success with his new CD, he remains humble seeing the big picture of bringing joy into lives of all people.
Despite a auspicious entrance, the world has seen only the smallest foreshadowing of the work of a man who in less than two years has quickly become a household name. Sage contributes his comedy success to knowing what is comical and makes people laugh. "I make real life situations real funny, "says the former computer technician.
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Bob played his first phone prank on his uncle in Arkansas. "I called to let him know there was a rash of toilet back-ups in his neighborhood and he would have to continuously flush his toilets to avoid spillage into his home. He was running up and downstairs his home flushing the toilets for two hours straight." Say's Sage with his boyish grin.
All of the phone maniac pranks are clean humor and good in nature. "It's been a wild ride so far and I'm staying focused on making people laugh. That's what I'm all about," Sage concludes. Furthermore, that philosophy is the very heart of Bob Sage, "The Phone Maniac." Though it rides on a sharp cutting edge that gives new meaning to contemporary, "Off the Hook Phone Pranks Vol. 1" is a landmark work that is enjoyed by both young and old.