Tom and Dan were once sitting in a hotel room in Daytona Beach, Florida where the air conditioning didn't work, they were out of beer, and the cable only had two channels that came in static-free. One of their friends suggested that they leave in an 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.
In the beginning, Tom and Dan had 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. Even after leaving their day jobs to do “A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan” full-time, the guys continue to make each other laugh every day.
Broadcasting since 2009, “A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan” has garnered a rather extensive following 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 multiple awards, the guys still ask themselves: “Is anyone listening?”