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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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Brenden Kumarasamy was very young man when he realized he was passionate about communication. When all the other teens were obsessed with sports, he was equally obsessed with public speaking. Brenden went on to form MasterTalk to help people communicate better. Brenden also started a YouTube channe…

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Dec. 30, 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 strangely endearing personality and ability to riff, rant and improvise sets him ap…

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This episode is big change of pace.I talked to Scott Hardiman who is a Life and Confidence Coach. Now, I know we've all had times as comedians where we could use some more confidence and lack of confidence might be holding us back. Scott and I talked about gaining the confidence you need to take yo…

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Dec. 30, 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 & Tom Show. In April of 2012, On Tour Records released Jeff's first comedy a…

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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 of flying, and drug dealer Dad. Strange, hilarious, and often unpredictab…

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Dec. 30, 2020

Episode 44: Jeff Shaw

Jeff Shaw is a stand-up comic. His writing is marked both by idealism and humanity. His stimulating satire is often infused with a singular poetic beauty. More important, he looks like Rod Stewart. Over the past three decades, Jeff Shaw has performed nearly 9,000 shows across North America and the …

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Well known in the entertainment industry as Hollywood’s top warm-up comic, Robert’s a veteran of over 1,500 episodes of such shows as The New Adventures of Old Christine, Just Shoot Me, Beckerand The Drew Carey Show. His job is to keep countless audiences entertained for hoursbetween scenes and cos…

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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 combines a likable personality with well written material for an enjoyable expe…

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Dec. 28, 2020

Episode 47: Jonesy

Jonesy is a comedian and actor seen on television shows like Gotham, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Drunk History, Nurse Jackieand David Letterman Show. His standup comedy is a blend of unrelated personal grievances delivered with an East Coast edge. Throughout the pandemic Jonesy has continued to host…

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