STAND-UP COMEDY

Patrice O’Neal & Other Comedians Gone Too Soon

December 6, 2011
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Last week saw the passing of one of the funniest voices in the comedy community, Patrice O’Neal.  It’s sad when anyone dies but when it’s someone who brings so much laughter and joy to so many people it hurts that much more. In this week’s episode we look the impact of his passing and discuss […]

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Patrice O’Neal Has Passed

November 29, 2011

Multiple news sources are reporting the passing of stand-up comedian Patrice O’Neal.  Patrice was one of the funniest live performers on the scene today and he will be missed by many.  Our hearts go out to his friends and family.  Patrice was 41.

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Getting In To Montreal & What All Famous Comedians Have In Common

October 3, 2011

On this week’s episode we talk to freelance writer Steve Heisler, who writes for places like the AV Club and Vulture, among others. He is one of the people who decides who gets into the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. We talk about how the process works, why they make the decisions they do, […]

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So Much News, So Average Amount of Podcast

September 13, 2011

This week had so much comedy news that we had no choice but to do a full on comedy news-a-palooza. What will you learn in this episode? How about: Who’s the richest person in entertainment and what does it teach other performers? Why are there less women in today’s writer’s rooms? Why is Michael J […]

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Being A New Face At Montreal

August 22, 2011
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Montreal.  It’s one of the biggest goals for any up and coming stand up comedian.  Each year a few chosen funny folks are picked to be the one of the “New Faces”. This year our very own Nick Turner’s face was chosen to be one of those faces that are new.  We talk to him […]

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Making Normal Funny with Guest Tom Shillue

July 4, 2011
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In comedy being normal is usually seen as a bad thing.  With thousands of comedians all trying to stand out, you need to do something to stand out.  This week’s guest Tom Shillue has managed to make a name for himself by not only being normal, but Super Normal (That’s the name of his one […]

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Does Alternative Comedy Get Too Much Credit?

June 28, 2011

“Alternative” comedy. Much like it’s cousin “alternative” music, this species is often misaligned and misunderstood. Saddled with a kind-of dumb and misleading name, some people talk about how great this particular creature is, which inevitably leads to other people saying “It thinks it’s so great, but it’s not that great.” This week we discuss “alt” […]

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