Host, Founder, Co-Executive Producer
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As a child, Brian was passionate about game shows, and his love for them still continues to this day. He has appeared so far as a call-in contestant on GSN’s Playmania and a 3-time member of America’s Team on Trivial Pursuit: America Plays. And he continues to try out for other shows.
Brian is from Saddle Brook, NJ, and he works today as a high school mathematics teacher. His big dream, though, was always to become a game show host. That opportunity came in the December of 2007 when Brian was brought in by Disorganization XIII to host a game show panel for them. This led to the creation of Anime Press Your Luck, and as such, Sonic Whammy Enterprises was born, and had its flagship show.
Naturally, Brian is the primary host of Sonic Whammy Enterprises. You will always see him doing his thing on Press Your Luck, and many of SWE’s other shows have him at the helm as well. He is also the co-executive producer behind the scenes, and the main operator of all of the team’s social media websites.
While he’s at the cons, you will often find him touring the con floors surveying people for Card Sharks. He’s also frequently setting up cosplay photoshoots as Ryu from Street Fighter, a character that inspired him to take up martial arts, ultimately obtaining a 3rd Dan in Tae Kwon Do. And ever since a comedy of time management and suggestion from Angelo at Otakon 2009, you’ll even see Brian hosting shows as Ryu every now and again.
The odd part of Brian’s involvement is that he doesn’t know a whole lot about anime. In fact, when he started in 2008, he knew next to nothing. But thanks to his friends, teammates and the fans that he has met over the years, he’s continued to watch and learn more, continuously picking things up along the way.
Brian puts a lot of energy into making a great show for the fans. So when you come to one of SWE’s shows, be you player or spectator, be ready to match that energy and give him everything you’ve got, because without the fans, there is no show.
Stay Way Past Cool!
Co-Executive Producer, Computer Operator
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Coming from the Bronx, NY, Robert Brown is a man of many talents. Before joining Sonic Whammy Enterprises in 2009, he made waves in the world of fanfiction. His biggest contribution has been to Sonic the Hedgehog, where he and his longtime friend Francis Tolbert continue to produce some of the most well-received stories of all time, rivaling that of the Archie Comics universe in many fans’ eyes. Robert continues to aspire to be an author today while paying the bills as a database manager for a private K-12 school.
Originally a question writer for the team, Robert became our computer operator, making the show run as efficiently as possible. He also calls the tickets for contestants and occasionally fills in announcing spots. He will also be hosting shows soon as part of the new Anime Game Show Super Show format.
Behind the scenes, Robert was named co-executive producer along with Brian in 2011. He maintains the question database and prepares the question cards for each of the games. Fittingly, he is the primary anime expert of the team, although his knowledge branches out to include video games and even a dash of Japanese trivia along the way. Robert’s trivia knowledge also made him the first to live the game show experience in person when he appeared in the Ring of Fire during the 10th Anniversary specials of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in 2009.
All in all, Robert’s role on the team is true to what he says about himself: He doesn’t know a lot about anything, but he knows a little about everything.
The Man Behind the Camera
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Francis Tolbert is from the Bronx, NY, right alongside his longtime best friend Robert Brown. Aside from his fame in Sonic fanfiction alongside Robert, he has a few different interests, including an avid love for anime and video games, and a fanship of Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, Francis is also a giant collector of plushies, and he and Robert take photos of their ever-growing “family” every New Year’s Eve.
Among the members of our team, Francis is the quiet man, preferring to let the others do the talking. As such, he first served as a question writer in 2009, and it was a natural fit for him to assume the role of cameraman in 2010. But even from his off-camera vantage point, he’s not afraid to slide in his own little commentary to our YouTube audience, or even showing a clever moment of comedic timing by calling on the gaffes and technical difficulties of our shows to the audience.
We are always thankful for Francis for capturing all of the action. So, if you’re ever a contestant, let your happiness out so that he can show you at your best.
The Voice from the Great White North
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Trevor is all the way from Nova Scotia, Canada, where he is currently a student at Nova Scotia Community College studying Information Technology. He joined Sonic Whammy Enterprises in 2009 when Brian turned to his longtime friends to join in and be part of the ultimate anime game show experience.
While he is a producer today, Trevor began with the group as a question writer. He is still a relative newcomer to anime, but he has an extensive knowledge of video games, with many of his questions reflecting this. He also keeps up with many of the latest selections on all the major systems, and has hosted several Let’s Play videos on YouTube.
Trevor’s is the primary announcer of Sonic Whammy Enterprises. He appears live at our Otakon shows to interview our contestants. But he is always a part of every show, providing voiceover introductions at our live shows and product promotions within our YouTube rebroadcasts. In addition, as part of the new Anime Game Show Super Show format, you will be seeing him hosting some of our shows. So even in his limited appearances, you can except to see a lot from Trevor in conventions to come.