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Feb. 16, 2021

Episode 59: Leighann Lord

Leighann Lord has been performing comedy in all parts of the globe for 25 years. She also has the distinction of being and actor, author, & keynote speaker. Leighann graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Baruch College with a degree in …

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Feb. 2, 2021

Episode 57: Paul Farahvar

Chicago based Paul Farahvar has continued to delight audiences with his self-deprecating dry humor, centered on being a single son of disappointed middle eastern parents. After becoming a regular at Chicago stand up clubs like Zanies, Comedy Bar and...

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Jan. 19, 2021

Episode 55: Joe Bates

Joe Bates is a hero. His absurdist confidence is only beaten out by his lack of understanding why he shouldn't have it. Currently in Indianapolis, Joe works regularly at Cracker's and is a writer for Bob and Tom. Joe and …

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Jan. 12, 2021

Episode 54: Steve Bluestein

Comedians come in all shapes and sizes…Steve Bluestein comes in one shape. Funny. His talent has been honed from years of pounding the boards in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno, Tahoe and countless comedy clubs across the nati...

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Jan. 5, 2021

Episode 53: Steve Hofstetter

Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown. Hofstetter's national TV debut came on ESPN's Quite Frankly, where Steph...

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Dec. 14, 2020

Episode 50: Larry Hankin Part 2

Born in New York on August 31, 1940, Hankin took an industrial design degree from the University of Syracuse; multifaceted artist, in addition to being an actor, Hankin is also a screenwriter, producer, director and singer; h...

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Nov. 16, 2020

Episode 46: Dwight Simmons

Dwight Simmons got his start in comedy while in college at Indiana University in 2009. His energetic enthusiasm has allowed him to perform on an array of different stages ranging from theaters to house basements. Dwight combi...

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Oct. 26, 2020

Episode 43: Justin Foster

Justin Foster is a native Texas comedian now living in Los Angeles. Justin quickly charms the audience with his weird, slightly off, yet likable personality that allows him to delve into personal stories of sobriety, his fear...

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Oct. 19, 2020

Episode 42: Jeff Bodart

Since starting stand up in 2001, Jeff Bodart has been making a name for himself performing in comedy clubs across the country. He is a regular guest and contributing writer for the nationally syndicated radio show, The Bob & ...

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Oct. 5, 2020

Episode 40: Adam Degi

Adam Degi isn’t just another straight white male comedian. He’s bald, and his talent and joke writing separates him from the pack. He was part of The Best Of The Midwest Competition at Gilda's Laughfest in 2019. His strangel...

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Sept. 21, 2020

Episode 38: Lucy Orchard

Lucy Orchard graduated from the prestigious Amused Moose comedy course and after a few live shows, the pandemic started. That did not stop Lucy. She made connections around the world to get on virtual comedy shows and did the...

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July 9, 2020

Episode 28: Matt Brown

Matt Brown grew up in a small town but had big aspirations. He started opera singing classes at a very early age and started writing stand-up comedy as a teenager. When he moved to Chicago, Matt started putting his writing …

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July 2, 2020

Episode 27: Robert Jenkins

Robert Jenkins worked hard to become and attorney in 2007. In 2012 he started stand-up comedy. We talked about why he needed the comedy in his life, his parents, and the Black Lives Matter movement. This was a powerful episod...

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June 18, 2020

Episode 25: Bill Gorgo

Bill Gorgo started stand-up comedy right out of college and before actual comedy clubs. He has been performing and teaching stand-up since 1967. Bill brings a wealth on knowledge that is useful for a comedian at any stage in their …

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May 28, 2020

Episode 22: Comedy Coaching Session with Joel Byars

This is something different. Joel Byars is a former guest on the podcast. We stayed in touch and when I learned he did comedy coaching, I decided to get coached. There's some great insight from Joel here who has a …

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