John and I discuss his 35 year career and the struggles and triumphs it has brought, his attempt to shed his Hippieman image, his “Plan for America”, the competitive world of comedy, selling merchandise, Dave Attell, bad open mics, Craig Ferguson appearances and how that came about and Blues and Brews Festivals.
Continue reading #49 – John Novosad
Jonathan and I discuss his development and continued use of his creepy comedy style and how he admired Andy Kaufmann, Jack Ass and dark humor growing up and how that is incorporated into his comedy stylings now. We also discuss his penchant and love of getting kicked out of open mics and he tells hilarious stories of pranking people as a teenager and how that continues in his life now.
Continue reading #48 – Jonathan Gregory
Dan gives great insight into the world of the Comedy Writer. He should know, he has written for The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Late Night with James Corden, Dennis Miller and working comedians such as Wanda Sykes and Jimmy Schubert amongst others. We discuss his process, his tremendous amount of weight loss and he has taken that onto the stage as well as other things.
Continue reading #47 – Dan French
Randy and I talk about how he is the sexiest Clean Comedy promoter in Phoenix. His journey to starting and continuing with Clean Comedy USA. His love of comedy as a child, being the class clown as well as him giving great tips to folks who want to start their own Shows, the pitfalls and the recipe for success.
Continue reading #46 – Randy Hausner
Mike and I discuss the NFL, gambling fathers, adjusting to the room, The Alt Scene, broken relationships, his journey to headliner, Live at Gotham, writing and working in new material and phones in boobs.
Continue reading #45 – Mike Vechione
Kevin and I discuss his business the Comedy Cartel, divorce, building a business in comedy, The Comedy Zone, mid life crisis, LA audiences, the grind of comedy, horror gigs and hotels, The Titled Kilt, Cooter Douglas, Myrtle Beach, Joel Pace and LA open mics.
Continue reading #44 – Kevin Alderman
Andy and I discuss his amazing comedy journey, early days of The Comedy Store, Megabus, Spirit Airlines, Houston Comedy, Bill Hicks, AA, getting sober and how that effected his comedy, The Outlaws of Comedy, Ron Shock, Facebook, politics and comic relief.
Continue reading #43 – Andy Huggins
Don served as a police officer for the City of Phoenix, he talks about this in his comedy. In this interview we talk about Tinder, racial tension, the Marx Brothers, Pryor, using humor as a cop, vice squad, hookers, undercover work, popsicles, open mics, Police Academy, screen writing, The Border, drug trafficking, terrorists and crazy “real life” cop pursuits. Some compelling stuff, take a listen.
Continue reading #42 – Don Steinmetz
Dave and I discuss The Outliars, Saturday Night Live, long form improv, Fanny Packs, quitting his job for comedy, Second City, Improv Olympics, the business side of comedy, right joke wrong punchline, Facebook and other things with honorable mentions to the Tempe Improv, Josh Graves, Kenny Smith, John Oliver and Conan.
Continue reading #41 – Dave Thurston
Mike and I discuss the fact that he is a Right Wing Christian Comedian, an anomaly in the world of comedy. We discuss Fallon, Kimmel, Conan. Sleeping in your car on the road, creating on stage, Randy Hausner, Christian comedy, Cruises, Magicians and for Mike how It’s all about the audience.
Continue reading #40 – Mike James