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Dec. 30, 2020

Episode 18: Lue Deck

Lue Deck was one of the original comedians to work at the Comedy Store with Mitzi Shore. He wore a lot of hats. Doorman, videographer, house comic, and support for Mitzi. Lue had some great stories and insight during our talk. This is a mile-a-minute interview that kept me engaged like no other. I …

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Gerrit Elzinga is a veteran comedian from Grand Rapids, MI. He is also house emcee for Dr Grins Comedy Club in Grand Rapids. We talked about his growth as a comedian and recovery from alcoholism. We also talked a lot about his new album "The Bullet Biter Sessions". 

You can pick up "The Bullet B…

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Aaron had the appearance of doing great with his executive position. However, he was an alchoholic. When he came out of treatment, Aaron had no job to go back to.He decided to try comedy and became the Unemployed Alchoholic. We had an inspiriing conversation on faith, perserverance, and comedy.

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Micael Palascak started comedy early and has learned a lot in a relatively short amount of time. We talked about his clean style of comedy and his Last Comic Standing season. He is a comedian that makes me laugh no matter how many times I've heard the joke.

You can follow Michael's comedy and s…

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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 great eye for comedy. After doing this, I understand the value of getting feedback fr…

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Dec. 30, 2020

Episode 23: Dan West

Dan West spent time in the military and in retail. Both experiences play heavily into his comedy which centers around him trying to figure out humans. Dan talked about networking and the problems trying to record an album.


Check out Dan's Website here:

Dan West Comedy

If you like the s…

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Dec. 30, 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 carreer.

If you like the show, you can follow us on social media!…

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Dec. 30, 2020

Episode 21: Ian Bagg

Ian Bagg is the current champion of crowd work but he started out working in a carnival and mining for gold. Ian has some great and original perspective on how a comedian should make themselves rise above the rest of the pack.

Check out Ian's website here and make sure to watch his 'Around the …

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Brent Terhune is well respected by his fans and his peers in comedy. After talking to him, I found out he gets respect because he's just a nice guy. When Brent is not writing for himself, he's doing it for the Bob & Tom Show. He also has a hilarious YouTube channel with a big following. You'll find…

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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 episode and a must-listen if you want to fully understand the current situtation…

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Dec. 30, 2020

Epsiode 30: Bill Normyle

Bill Normyle had dreams of show business and made them come true by becoming a player in one of biggest talent agencies of the 80s and early 90s. That career choice connected him with people like Jerry Seinfeld, Dennis Leary, and David Brenner. Bill came to our talk with a lot of great stories and …

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Mike Bova & Ernesto Galano (Big Ern) have been working together as the Big & Tall Comedy Tour for a quite awhile. We talked about the dynamics of working together, good clubs/bad clubs & doing shows for veterans and other charities.

Mike & Big Ern recently did a fundraiser for the Watertown Zoo.…

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John Poveromo is a New Jersey based comedian who uses his personal angst as tool to create great stand-up comedy. We talked about how he built his act and learned on the road. We also talked about his lifelong struggle with depression. John wrote and stars in a short film which shows how his depres…

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Dec. 30, 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 on the stage and is a favorite at the Comedy Bar. We talked about Matt's inf…

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Dec. 30, 2020

Episode 31: Joanne Filan

Growing up in New Jersey (but refusing to die there), Joanne Filan has made her way around the comedy club scene and around the comedy country.  Performing at well-known places such as The Friars Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline's, Greenwich Village Comedy Club and more, not to mention a fixtur…

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Dec. 30, 2020

Episode 32: Wes Corwin

Wes Corwin is a ball of pure nervous energy trying to pass itself off as a human being. Wes has had his unique brand of humor featured on Cracked.com and Funny or Die. As a stand-up, he's opened for nationally touring headliners like Kurt Braunohler of Bob's Burgers and Jeff Dye from NBC’s Better L…

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Dec. 30, 2020

Episode 36: Dan Bublitz

Dan Bublitz Jr is an American comedian/actor known for his one man show, "It Was Supposed to Be A Love Story" on Amazon Prime. He's appeared in several films & commercials and has appeared on Comedy Time TV. Dan is the creator and host of the "Art of Bombing" podcast where he talks to guests about …

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I got to talk to Kyle Ruff from Steamboat Springs Colorado. Kyle and his friends started Steamboat Comedy in their small town and have done some great things in a short period of time.

Check out the Steamboat Comedy website for their events and a very good podcast:

Steamboat Comedy

I als…

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Dec. 30, 2020

A Brief Announcement

We're moving to Tuesday episode releases. Take a quick listen to some podcasts I like. Links are below:

Kerrit Podcast – Gerrit Elzinga and Kevin McCarthy talk about random stuff 

https://open.spotify.com/show/6YkTuzt00vq8c2xfxsWSot?si=vvR57-hBR6-wJKVsc7G9FA  

This Better Be Good – Gerrit …

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Dec. 30, 2020

Episode 35: Rik Roberts

Clean comedian and creative keynote speaker Rik Roberts grew up in Kentucky. He farmed tobacco alongside his father from an early age. Later, as a teenager he worked for former Kentucky Wildcat and NBA Star Dan Issel on his Thoroughbred horse farm “Courtland”. After earning a degree in communicatio…

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Daniel Steinberg spent the 1990’s interning for Saturday Night Live, writing for Howard Stern, and performing stand-up comedy alongside some of today’s biggest names. At the turn of the century, he took a short trip to Israel that lasted 7 years and led to a career detour in Jewish education. These…

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Mr.Showtime David Scott is more then just a stand-up comedian. He is a entertainer and showman with a show that has been called "Sharp-witted", "Clever", "Classy" and "Pure Energy. Not only is there great stand-up comedy but there is so much more. There's a straight jacket. There's the "World's Mos…

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Dec. 30, 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 them around the clock during lockdown. The effort Lucy put into virtual comed…

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Dec. 30, 2020

Episode 37: Jamie Dykes

Jamie Dykes is a comedian from South Wales, UK. His brash and unapologetic style is both funny and true to his personality. We talked about the difference in what is politically correct in the UK vs the US. Jamie is going to be a big star and I'm glad I got to talk to him early in his career.

J…

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