Episode 223 - Jake Johannsen

• April 6th, 2014

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Jake Johannsen joins me on the show this week to talk about New Zealand, a gig at Ford's Theater, and his reaction to David Letterman's retirement announcement.  Jake has his own podcast called Jake This of Jake Johannsen.  Jake has made over 40 appearances on David Letterman.  He's also appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and on Conan O'Brien. 

Check out jakethis.com for more.

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Episode 222 - Wendy Liebman

• March 23rd, 2014

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Wendy Liebman returns to the show this week to discuss her connection to the movie Saving Mr. Banks, the recent passing of comedian David Brenner and whether or not the real Katy Perry follows her on Twitter.

For Wendy's full bio, check out her website - wendyliebman.com

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Episode 221 - Jesse & Justin Tuttle

• March 2nd, 2014



Jesse and Justin Tuttle join me on the show this week.  We talk about running the growing comedy scene in Champaign-Urbana. 

Here's where you can find them on-line -
justintuttle.com
http://www.cucomedy.com/



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Episode 220 - Nate Burrows

• February 14th, 2014



Chicago comic Nate Burrows joins me on the show this week. 

Here's the picture we talked about in the interview:


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Episode 219 - Nate Simmons

• February 1st, 2014



My guest, for the 5th Anniversary of the Stand-Up Chronicles, is Chicago comic Nate Simmons.  Nate is originally from Detroit but now resides in Chicago.  We talk about giving a best man speech and what's more nerve wracking - the first time you do stand-up or the first time you get paid to do stand-up.

 

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Episode 218 - Nate Bargatze

• January 19th, 2014



Nate Bargatze joins me on the show this week. He's been seen on Conan, Fallon and has his own Comedy Central Presents.  He's got a new album out called Yelled at by a Clown.  We'll talk about which talk show hosts do the best job of supporting stand-up and his upcoming appearance on the second season of Maron. 


Here's more on Nate:

I’m from Old Hickory, TN and currently reside in Los Angeles. My father is a former clown turned world class magician and I have followed in his footsteps in the entertainment business. Listen. I’m not here to talk about how I have had my own Comedy Central Presents or that I have appeared four times on Conan and recently on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Did I go on Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour? Yes. You already knew that though! Who cares that I performed at Bonnaroo in 2010. Of course I have appeared on CMT multiple times and I do remember winning New York’s Comedy Festival and the Boston Comedy Festival in the same year. I loved every moment. Yes, I wrote for the Spike TV Video Game Awards, but who hasn’t? Really loved performing for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait five times. I was mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine by Marc Maron as a “comic who should be big” and in Esquire by Jim Gaffigan as one of the top up and coming comics. My first album “Yelled at by a Clown” made it onto the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Charts for two weeks. But hey this isn’t all about me.

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Episode 217 - Gabe Kea

• January 9th, 2014



Gabe Kea joins me on the show this week.  Gabe has been heard on Bob and Tom and seen at comedy festivals across the country.  We compare rec league hockey to open mics and how it can help you handle hecklers.

Here's more on Gabe from his Rooftop Comedy Profile:

Comedian Gabe Kea's unbridled enthusiasm for entertaining audiences is what truly sets him apart. With a personality as big as his 6'5" frame, Gabe melds well-crafted jokes with his comedic physicality to create an unforgettable show. Gabe started performing in St. Louis after spending most of his youth living in both the United States and Canada. He eventually relocated to southwestern Ohio, where he won the 2009 "Funniest Person in Cincinnati" contest. Gabe is a former recipient of Rooftop Comedy's Silver Nail, awarded to those that distinguished themselves in the underground stand-up scene. In addition to opening for popular headliners like Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, and Nikki Glaser, Gabe can be heard regularly on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. He recently performed with "Community" star Joel McHale at the 2013 Gilda's Laugh Fest. His interests include hockey, beer, and reinforcing Canadian stereotypes.

Follow Gabe on Twitter @gabekea

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Episode 216 - DJ Dangler & Ryan Niemiller

• January 4th, 2014





Indianapolis comics DJ Dangler and Ryan Niemiller join me on the show this week. 

You can find DJ on Twitter @DJDangler and Facebook.

You can find Ryan on Twitter @RyanNiemiller and Facebook.

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Episode 215 - Carmen Lynch & Ben Moore

• December 21st, 2013





Carmen Lynch and Ben Moore are on the show this week.  We talk about a bunch of stuff but mainly the restaurant Perkins.  Carmen has been on Letterman, Premium Blend, and Last Comic Standing.  Ben can be heard on Bob and Tom and has a new CD out called Never Coming Back. 

Here's more on Carmen:

Carmen Lynch is the offspring of a petite Spanish nurse and a tall American Naval officer. She was born in California -- the town where Clint Eastwood was mayor -- and soon after moved to Spain to begin her performance career as a flamenco dancer (it sounds like a joke but she's got pictures to prove it).

After graduating from The College of William & Mary with a degree in psychology, Carmen applied to the FBI but failed the psychology portion of the exam. So naturally, she moved to NY to pursue acting. Not realizing she'd moved to the mecca of stand-up comedy, Carmen eventually tried it out and fell in love -- or something.

Carmen made her network debut as one of the top 20 comics on the first season of "Last Comic Standing" on NBC. She's also performed on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and was featured on HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. She's also done a lot of Spanish shows including SiTV's "Latino Laugh Festival" and toured as one of the Latinas of Comedy with Paul Rodriguez. As a prolific writer, she's also freelanced with MAD Magazine. Catch her on this season of "Last Comic Standing.

www.carmenlynch.com

Here's more on Ben:

Ben Moore is quickly becoming a major factor in the Midwest comedy scene, cutting his teeth at top rooms all across the nation. He has become a favorite on The Bob & Tom Show, prompting Tom Griswold to proclaim Ben "my favorite new comedian." Ben is the reigning "Funniest Person in  Lexington." His expanding credits also include TBS, Atlanta's prestigious Laughing Skull Festival and finalist in 2011 Funniest Person in Cincinnati contest.

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Episode 214 - Chris Schlichting

• December 13th, 2013



Chris Schlichting returns to the show this week to talk headlining clubs, Vine videos, and the holidays.

Here's more on Chris: Growing up on the mean streets of Iowa, Chris Schlichting knew that he either had to take up stand-up comedy or join the notorious Midwest gang known as "The Farmers."

Described as "hilarious" by his mom and as "not having a real job" by his dad, Chris takes pride in his immature, yet sincere stand-up style.   This unique comic is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best comics on the planet, and by "planet" we mean "his street."

With the confidence of a lion, the agility of a puma, and the intelligence of a really smart house cat, Chris is sure to leave you laughing, and wanting more.

Check out his website - schlickcomedy.com

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