Serious Comedy Talk


March 26, 2020

Episode 13: Dr Peter McGraw

Dr PeterMcGraw is an expert in the interdisciplinary fields of judgment, emotion, and choice. His research has answered questions, such as “How do feelings affect the ways pe ople spend money?,” “Can people feel happy and sad at the same …

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March 19, 2020

Episode 12: Joel Byars

Joel Byars hsa been performing stand-up comedy his way for over 10 years.

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March 17, 2020

Special Episode: COVID-19 & the Survival of Stand-up Comedy

In this episode, comedians and club owners from across the country gathered for a video conference to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on their cash flow, audience retention, & creativity. We also brainstormed methods to weather the storm and come …

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March 12, 2020

Episode 11: Mark Masters

Mark Masters wrote a book about his first 6 months performing stand-up comedy that is a must-listen for new comics. We talked about that and where he is now in his career. Mark has a website He has a …

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March 5, 2020

Episode 10: Jeff Webb

Jeff Webb is from Valparaiso Indiana.Valparaiso is a city of about 50,000 people, has a nice college, and has no comedy club.Jeff Webb decided to do something about that. He started with producing a show at the local theater then …

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Feb. 27, 2020

Episode 9: Greg Schwem

Greg Schwem is a corporate comedian from Chicago.

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Feb. 21, 2020

Episode 8: Zach Funk

Zach Funk is a comedian from Pittsburgh, PA.

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Feb. 13, 2020

Episode 7: Dobie Maxwell

Dobie Maxwell has been a working comic since 1983.

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Feb. 6, 2020

Episode 6: Charlie Hester

Charlie Hester started her comedy career in her 30's but is climbing through the ranks quickly.

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Jan. 30, 2020

Episode 5: Zach Boyce

Zach Boyce moved from the small city of South Bend, Indiana to Chicago in order to fullfil his comedy dream.

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Jan. 23, 2020

Episode 4: Marc Sheffler

From Marc's Bio:When Marc Sheffler was approaching his eighth birthday, his father asked him what he wanted.

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Jan. 17, 2020

Episode 3: Reena Calm

From Reena's Bio:Reena Calm is an East Coast Jew turned Chicago favorite, and one of the most respected and requested comedians in the Midwest.

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Jan. 6, 2020

Episode 2: Stewart Huff

I think it's great that Stewart Huff is my second guest and direStewart Huffctly followed Tom Dreesen. Their approach and philosphy on comedy is about as different as you can get. I think of Stewart as a comic philosopher and …

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Jan. 5, 2020

Episode 1: Tom Dreesen

First Episode!I'm stoked to finally get this podcast off the ground! My first guest is the great Tom Dreesen.

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