Serious Comedy Talk


Jan. 24, 2023

Episode 138: William Conway

William Conway won a comedy contest his first time on stage. He parlayed that win into some hosting gigs and was a favorite in the Iowa clubs. A lapse of judgement sent William to prison for nearly 10 years. While …

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Jan. 17, 2023

Episode 137: Matthew Tate

St. Louis-born and Huntsville, AL-raised, Matthew Tate is a veteran of the lauded HSV Comedy scene and a producer of the long-running Homegrown Comedy and TGIM Comedy showcases. A former improv and musician, Tate found his pa...

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Jan. 10, 2023

Episode 136: Mat Alano-Martin

Mat Alano-Martin has spent the last 13 years on the road telling jokes and sharing stories all across America. He has appeared at comedy clubs, theaters, punk rock dives, redneck roadhouses, casinos, colleges, living rooms an...

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Dec. 27, 2022

Episode 135: Rita Rudner

A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a multi-year run she sold almost two million ticke...

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Dec. 20, 2022

Episode 134: Ginny Hogan

Ginny Hogan is an NYC-based writer and stand up comic. She's a contributor for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Cut, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, The Observer, McSweeney's, and Vulture, and she's written sketches for Co...

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Dec. 13, 2022

Episode 133: Sam Tallent

Known for whip-quick wit and rollicking improvisations, Sam Tallent is one of the sharpest, most original rising talents in comedy today. For the last 10 years, he has performed at least 45 weekends annually across America, C...

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Dec. 6, 2022

Episode 132: Ryan Singer

Ryan Singer is a comic’s comic who electrifies mainstream audiences with material that is both uncompromising and unpretentious. Halloween weekend of 2022, his special THE SUPERNATURAL premiered, the 1st comedy special filmed...

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Nov. 29, 2022

Episode 131: Nick Leydorf

Nick Leydorf is a fun-loving, Michigan comedian with a quick wit and a third nipple. When he’s not on stage, you can find Nick in his office being a lawyer, paying off his student loans. Described as “funny, adorable, and …

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Nov. 8, 2022

Episode 130: Paul Douglas Moomjean

Paul Moomjean is a stand up comedian, actor, and writer living in Los Angeles. He has worked for Nickelodeon, Viacom, and been on Laughs on Fox. Before starting stand up, Paul was a teacher and college professor. Curently he ...

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Nov. 1, 2022

Episode 129: Scott Dikkers

Scott Dikkers performs, writes, and animates the new weekly TV show, Scott Dikkers Around, available ad-free wherever you get podcasts. His long career in comedy began with his syndicated comic strip, Jim's Journal, which led...

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Oct. 25, 2022

Episode 128: Ariel Julie

Ariel Julie is a theater kid turned comedian and she’s proof that the rules of comedy are merely a suggestion. At 3 years in, she’s already headlined and put out a YouTube special called “Weiner Patrol”. Her style of humor …

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Oct. 18, 2022

Episode 127: Johnny Taylor Jr

Johnny Taylor started performing comedy at age 33. His storytelling style that explores some of his darker and weirder moments in life keep the audience laughing and gasping at the same time. Johnny frequently tours with Bria...

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Oct. 11, 2022

Episode 126: Stephen Winer

Stephen Winer is a comedy writer who started out at National Lampoon and went on to be one of the first writers for Late Night with David Letterman. Stephen went on to write for Robert Klein on the USA Network …

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Oct. 4, 2022

Episode 125: Dewayne White

Dewayne White is a DC-based standup comedian who performs all over the country. He’s a combat-wounded veteran who served in the Army for 23 years. His humor is drawn from his unique take on his military experience, his life a...

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Sept. 27, 2022

Episode 124: James Inman

Seen in the cult comedy documentary film The Unbookables released on Comedy Dynamics, “A true story about standup comics who have spent their whole lives pushing limits – onstage and off”. Described by media critic David Fews...

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Sept. 14, 2022

Episode 123: Ken Garr

Ken Garr grew up on the south side of Chicago. The son of a retired Chicago Fire Fighter and Homemaker, Ken proudly hails from three generations of fire fighters. The youngest of 4 children, Ken’s hilarious views on life are …

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Sept. 7, 2022

Episode 122: Mo Alexander

When Mo Alexander hits the stage, it’s clear that you’re in the hands of a man who knows what he’s doing. With comedy influences such as Bill Hicks, Paul Mooney, and Richard Pryor, Mo combines intelligence and debauchery into...

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Aug. 30, 2022

Episode 121: Glen Foster

Glen Foster has been one of the top headliners in Canada for over three decades. He didn't just work the road, he's one of the guys who helped to build it. Glen appeared in his first one hour comedy special, …

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Aug. 16, 2022

Episode 120: Matt Drufke

Matt Drufke has been a performing comedian and show runner for over 16 years. His long-running Thursday showcase called Still Not Friday that takes place in the Chicago suburbs attracts some of the best touring comedians in t...

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Aug. 9, 2022

Lace Larrabee Again!

Lace Larrabee is an Atlanta-based actor and nationally touring stand-up comedian who can be seen at clubs from coast to coast. Festival credits include; the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, She Devil, Asheville Comedy Fest, Li...

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July 27, 2022

Episode 119: Zack Lyman

Zack Lyman has been performing stand up comedy for over 12 years. In that time he has been recognized by magazines and shows across the United States. His live shows are full of energy during his story telling style of …

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July 19, 2022

Episode 118: Matt Levy

Matt Levy is a 1988-born stand up & sketch comedian, cancer survivor and lifelong Night at the Roxbury fan. Hailing from Arizona, Matt moved to New York in 2013 to pursue comedy full-time. We know. Very brave! Levy has perfor...

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July 12, 2022

Episode 117: Tyson Cox

Tyson Cox loves comedy, plain and simple. Chasing this dream he’s slept in his cramped car and flown on… cramped airplanes. But in his travels he’s made memories, fans, and friends. This joy can be felt when he performs and …

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July 6, 2022

Episode 116: Linda Marcus Smith

Linda Marcus Smith started comedy later in life after serving in the Army and sustaining a debilitating brain injury. After being estranged from her daughter, Linda felt hopeless and needed something to get her out of bed eve...

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