I interviewed Mark Ellis for AmericasComedy.com, we were doing the whole "Your album just came out" interview, but we'd had a couple of beers and started talking about all kinds of stuff.  It was one of the easiest, most fun interviews I've ever done.  It was so much fun that I had some leftover stuff, and here it is.

To give some background, Ellis is a connoisseur of quick serve restairants (aka chain restaurants) and fast food, so of course we had to talk about that.  Then we discussed his days as a phone guy at The Comedy Store and how that led to some odd stand-up gigs.

 

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Jeff Danis and Ryan O'Neil join me to talk about writing, stand-up, quitting stand-up and balancing the "show" with the "business."  We also discuss why they aren't on Facebook or Twitter and this is their first podcast appearance.

Jeff and Ryan write the hilarious web series "Daddy Knows Best" which can be seen on MyDamnChannel and stars Steve Rannazissi and Jade Cata-Pretta.

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Julia LoVetere (@theBooSauce) from the Comedy Store, Jake Essoe (@essoe) from the Hollywood Improv and Nick Cedergren (@nickcedergren) from the Laugh Factory sit down and discuss the ups and downs of working at a comedy club and our favorite open miker Boon Shok-a-lok-a.

Julia & Jake's videos are below

 

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Bar Talk with Jules

 

Marc Jacobs Vans (Jake Essoe)

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Inspired by some of the things Byron Bowers brought up in Episode 13, I sat down with Willie Hunter (@WillHunterShow), Ed Greer (@EdGreerDestroys) and Quincy Weekly (@ComedianQ - he never tweets) to discuss the ins and outs of being a non-stereotypical black comedian.  Turns out, it's not so bad.

 

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Wait!! Before you listen, head over to Cool Party Guys Stand Ups Sit Down Podcast for part I of our conversation.  Then come back here to rejoin Christian Spicer, Greg Santos, Byron Bowers and I (sort of) talking about race in comedy, including how it affects what you wear and what you think is hackey.  Plus an inspirational message from Byron at the very end.

Cool Party Guys - website - @CoolPartyGuys

Christian Spicer - @spicer

Greg Santos - @GregorySantos

Byron Bowers - @ByronBowers

 

 

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I gathered Sam Tripoli, Danielle Stewart and Jayson Thibault to talk about how carrying the label of "dirty comic" has affected their careers.  But then it got deep into just how dirty the business itself is and how terribly the business aspects overshadow the art.  This has been my favorite episode yet.

Sam Tripoli - @samtripoli

Dainelle Stewart - @theDaniStew

Jayson Thibault - @theTeeb

The Naughty Show - @NaughtyShow

Tickets for Naughty @ Voyeur 

 

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The Return of the Jedi of this podcast trilogy with Skippy Simon, Seamus Reed & PJ Stansbury.  We talk about the night I almost got beat up by a birthday party, Seamus' truimph over a bachelorette, Skippy's near death experience with a party bus and PJ beating up Dave Edwards.

 

 

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July 26 · 8:00pm
Red Rock Bar
8782 West Sunset Boulevard

 

Come down for the monthly LIVE taping of Comedy Groupie: What's Your Problem?

 

This month, Mara Marek & Rell Battle will talk about the joys and pitfalls of intra-comedy dating. The synergy, the psychosis, the aftermath.. it's definitely a whole other ball of wax from Sherry in Accounting going out with Phil in Engineering.

 

It's FREE!! You get to hang out with me, have some drinks, some tasty pub grub and we'll take questions from the audience.

 

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This episode is the continuation of Episode 04 - Exile From the Store, where I'm talking with Skippy Simon, Seamus Reed & PJ Stansbury.  There's a little talk on that topic in this episode, but we mostly veer wildly off topic, talking abour racism & homophobia among comedians, the evils of bringer shows, and how Americans are arrogant.

 

Skippy on Twitter

Naughty Show Twitter

Naughty Show YouTube

Seamus on Twitter

Underbelly Blues

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When you start out in comedy, the dream of making a living at it feels about as far away as an NBA contract is to a street baller. But you gotta make ends meet (and pay for all those open mics), so we all get Day Jobs. Whether it's service industry, an office job or selling drugs, there's a real push pull between how you make your living and how you make your life.

Francisco Ramos, Zane Helberg and Robby Slowik join me to talk about thir day jobs, how you know it's time to quit and when the heck Zane's gonna buy that boat for his father.

Come be part of the live taping of What's Your Problem. It's FREE.

June 28 - 8 pm

Red Rock Bar (Upstairs), West Hollywood

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In this episode, I talk about the crazy awesome late night scene at The Comedy Store with the rigmaster, himself, Don Barris, and the rest of the Barris/Kennedy +Overdrive.

My guests are:

Don Barris (@simplydon1, Big Three PodcastThe Ding Dong Show - Mondays 10 pm at the Comedy Store)

Maryjane (@smokingmaryjane, Big 3, Ding Dong Show)

Dan Madonia (@danmadonia)

Tony Hinchcliffe (@TonyHinchcliffe)

Earl Skakel (@EarlSkakel - Earl Alive)

Gail Gramlich (@GailGramlich, GGComedy.com)

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Everyone likes a good dick joke, right? But a good dick joke is a hard thing to craft. For the second live taping What's Your Problem? I'll sit down with Jayson Thibault and Sam Tripoli of The Naughty Show to talk about the art and intelligence behind the rauchiness. Come be a part of the audience!

Tuesday, June 28 - 8 pm - FREE

Red Rock Bar

8782 West Sunset Boulevard, WeHo

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In this episode, Skippy Simon (@skippysimon667@NaughtyShow) tells the tale of how he got banned indefinitely from the Comedy Store and Seamus Reed (@seamusfan64Underbelly Blues) discusses why he's on a long break, with the help of peanut gallery PJ Stansbury.  We also cover how shitty people in Hollywood are, some great tales of crazy open mikers, racism in comedy and all kinds of other stuff.

 

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