|September 2005 - Paul Capurso Illustrations designed a caricature for "Goumba Johnny" Sialiano comedian and KTU morning show host. The caricature is currently being used for e-mail blasts of Johnny's comedy shows and for his website. If you would like to see samples, please CLICK HERE. In the mid eighties Goumba Johnny did character voices and wrote comedy bits for radio stations across the country from Z-100 in New York City to KISS FM in Los Angeles. KTU discovered Johnny in February 1996 and originally brought him in as a writer. The chemistry that he brought to the station was to good to waste behind the scenes. Management brought him out from behind pen and paper and put him behind the mic. Goumba was so sucessful as a co-host in the evening slot that the KTU executives made him co-host of their Morning Show.
Johnny has shared the stage with many of the top acts in comedy such as Andrew Dice Clay, Mario Cantone, George Wallace, Jay Mohr, Tommy Davidson, Martin Lawrence, Colin Quinn, Paul Rodriguez, Caroline Rhea, Dom Irrera, Bobby Slayton, David Allen Grier, and Jerry Seinfield. His comedic sense brought him success in other entertainment genres as well, and he co-created the television show "Let's Get Stupid" and sold it to Telepictures. Goumba Johnny has appeared on various television shows such as Growing Up Gotti, The Weakest Link, The Montel Williams Show, Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn, The CBS Early Show, The Ricki Lake Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Metro TV/Naked New York and Court TV. In the past Johnny has written for the popular national magazine Cosmopolitan; contributed to US Weekly - Fashion Police for 3 years, and he currently contributes weekly to national magazine Star in Style Stalkers. In Johnny's free time his efforts are donated to dozens of charitable organizations within the tri-state area.