Serious Comedy Talk


March 1, 2022

Episode 100: Nick Gaza WSG: Dobie Maxwell

Nick Gaza is a funny, sick and often twisted individual. His act is a mixture of hilarious true stories and things we can only hope aren't true. Nick makes fun of everyone: the audience, himself, and anyone who gets in …

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Feb. 22, 2022

Episode 99: Alex Hooper

Alex Hooper is a stand-up comedian, actor and professional roaster. He delights crowds by blending dark humor with silly positivity. His joke writing is clever and fearless. Onstage he bursts with energy. Alex shines just like his sparkly wardrobe....

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Feb. 15, 2022

Special Episode: Tom Dreesen Live!

On July 30, 2021, I hosted a special live event with Tom Dreesen to help promote his book “Still Standing: My Journey from Streets and Saloons to the Stage, and Sinatra”. We had some of Tom’s friends from his many …

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Feb. 1, 2022

Episode 98: Drew Hastings

A standup comedian for more than twenty-five years, Drew Hastings has inhabited the American comedy scene with a distinct perspective. His commanding stage presence has always delivered intelligent material with an edge, be it his observations of the...

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Jan. 25, 2022

Episode 97: Trent Babb

I met Trent Babb during the height of the pandemic on Joel Byars’ Hot Breath network. We did a couple feedback mics together and I watched him really lean into his comedy writing. Trent has really impressed me with his …

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Jan. 18, 2022

John Poveromo Recaps 2021 & A Look at 2022

I got to catch up with one of my favorite guests, John Poveromo in this episode. John & I talked about trends in stand-up comedy in 2021 and speculated on the future of live comedy. We also talked about bringer …

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Jan. 11, 2022

Episode 96: Johnny Beehner

With a background in improvisational theater, including training at Chicago’s prestigious Second City and the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, Johnny brings a very unique style to the stage. He made his network television debut in January of...

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Dec. 28, 2021

Episode 95: Eddie Brill

Eddie Brill is a well respected, very funny and talented stand up comedian. In addition to performing in 46 of the 50 states in the US, Eddie has also done stand-up in England, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, France, Holland, Dhaka …

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Dec. 21, 2021

Episode 94: Shanda Sung

Shanda Sung is a comedian from Bloomington, Indiana. Her stand up has been seen by audiences throughout the Midwest. Shanda was featured on the album On Tour Live from Bloomington and the premiere episode of the Vice network show Hunters. …

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Dec. 14, 2021

Episode 93: Geoff Plitt

Geoff Plitt has an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon and is an ex-Google employee. After studying at Second City and iO in Chicago, Geoff moved to LA to be a standup comic and joke writer. Festival performances include SF Sketchfest, …

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Dec. 7, 2021

Episode 92: Mo Vida

Mo Vida started performing comedy in New York to fill a void after her father passed away. She hit the ground running after taking a comedy class then took her act to Colorado a few years later. Mo has been …

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Dec. 2, 2021

#SpotifyWrapped? You Mean #SpotifyCrapped!

This is my Anti-Spotify Rant. Let’s hit Spotify in the wallet and use virtually any other streaming service! Also, buy artists albums and merch! Here’s the article regarding Spotify removing comedy albums:...

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Nov. 30, 2021

Episode 91: Samantha Bearman

Samantha Bearman is an empowerment coach, a writing expert, and a comedian. She has been writing professionally for over a decade and is a contributing journalist for Syndrome Magazine. When Samantha is not making you laugh, she is teaching comedians...

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Nov. 23, 2021

Episode 90: Trent Mabry

Trent Mabry won the 2020 Indy’s Funniest Person competition by working on his comedy skills since the age of 17. He started a popular podcast called There You Go With Trent Mabry during the pandemic and is still putting out …

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Nov. 16, 2021

Episode 89: Carl Sobel

Carl Sobel is a Grand Rapids, Michigan based comedian who doesn’t wait for opportunities to perform to come to him. He makes his own opportunities. With his “Comedy on Ida”, Carl gave comedy fans and performers a safe and socially …

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Nov. 9, 2021

Episode 88: Lace Larrabee

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, Limestone, Red Clay,...

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Nov. 2, 2021

Episode 87: Jeff Altman

For most of his life, Jeff Altman resided in Los Angeles where he was a sought after stand up comedian, as well as an accomplished actor, starring and guest starring in TV shows the likes of the Dukes of Hazzard, …

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Oct. 26, 2021

Episode 86: Nina Kraus

Nina Kraus, Ph.D., is a scientist, inventor, and amateur musician who studies the biology of auditory learning. She began her career measuring responses from single auditory neurons and was one of the first to show that the adult nervous system …

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Oct. 19, 2021

Episode 85: Gwen Sunkel

Gwen Sunkel is an Indianapolis comedian, emcee, and character actor. She performs regularly at Helium Comedy Club and The White Rabbit Cabaret where she is a cast member with An Evening With The Authors*. You’ve seen her at Cincinnati Brew …

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Oct. 12, 2021

Episode 84: David Britton

David Britton released his first full-length comedy album last year called “The History of the Universe” and it’s a delightfully weird look into the way that David sees the world. David started his standup when he lived in Bloomington, IN …

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Oct. 5, 2021

Corey Ryan Forrester - One More Time

I’m running a repeat of my Corey Ryan Forrester episode as he and the WELLred comedy team are performing in Huntsville (my new hometown) this weekend. Get a ticket and see the show! Check out the WellRED Comedy Tour Dates …

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Sept. 28, 2021

Episode 83: Greg Warren

Greg Warren, most recently seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show and Comedy Central Presents, has built a strong fan base with an act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. His CDs, Running Out of Time (Sept …

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Sept. 21, 2021

Episode 82: Liz Miele

Liz Miele, originally from New Jersey, started doing stand-up at 16 in New York City. At 18 she was profiled in The New Yorker Magazine, at 22 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” She recently appeared on Comedy …

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Sept. 14, 2021

Episode 81: Erica Switzer

Erica Switzer is a Chicago-born educator, comedian, and public speaker formerly based in Shanghai, China. With her unique energy and raw, biting wit, she has featured for veteran comedians Simeon Goodson, Mateen Stewart, and Justin Rivera and...

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