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From the aspiring comedian to the part time pro this is the podcast you've been looking for! This podcast is full of honest insight and useful information on the journey from the open mic to the sweet paying corporate gig. Shows range in format from "comedy campfires" where we swap out the fire for a mic and get to the key questions from aspiring comics to in-depth interviews with professional comedians, booking agents, managers and club owners. Led by 23 yr comedy veteran Rik Roberts (www.R ...
 
My name is Patrick and I'm inviting you to laugh at me, or with me. So long as you're making uncontrollable joy sounds I'm happy. You can find my podcast #patchats here or on my Youtube channel Laugh at Pat every Friday! I discuss my life living in Berlin and studying German, trying to do open mic stand up comedy, and whatever other bullshit I want to ramble about. The #patchats series will also feature interviews with people I have met in the open mic community, and friends and family who I ...
 
"I'm hot right?" is a comedy podcast hosted by comedian and pop culture enthusiast Jade Erin Marcotte. Each episode features interviews with comedians, social media personalities, sex workers, or creatives where they discuss how hot they think they are. Beauty standards, skincare, celebrities, plastic surgery, and social media are common topics. This is not an educational podcast, but hopefully, you'll relate.
 
Celebrating over 11 years and 680 episodes as Producer and host of the weekly storytelling podcast Story Worthy, Christine has interviewed some of the biggest names in show business like Larry King, Kevin Nealon, Judy Gold, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Gethard and on and on. Over the last 11 years the stories have ranged from laugh out funny to heart-wrenching but always with a positive message. Christine is also creator and host of Story Smash The Storytelling Game Show LIVE every month at t ...
 
Lucy Loves is a podcast bringing a bit of light-hearted fun and humour, inspired by you for you. It is borne from Lucy’s love of listening and love of laughter. Each week our aim is to bring you a few laughs and some inspiring momentum to lift the spirits - and to find out what makes your heart smile. Lucy Gourlay is a happy, hard-working, busy single mum to two fabulous children. Lucy lives in rural Northumberland and loves baking. She also loves the idea of running! Lucy is a Time to Think ...
 
Just the Plugs is a podcast that is devoted to the plugs and nothing else. Each episode, Bret Raybould will welcome on a guest to plug whatever they like, and then he will wrap up the show. In this heavily media-saturated age, Just The Plugs - produced by Gas Digital - distills the podcast down to its bare essence - the plugs - because we respect our listeners' time and know that that's all they want to tune into anyway. Heck, if you're anything like Bret, sometimes you'll skip the content o ...
 
Take your mind off life for a while. The podcast was originally created for First Responders, Veterans and anyone else combatting the effects of PTSD. I do that through comedy and entertainment. Being so easily relatable, you can come and listen to other perspectives on varieties of topics and hear opinions from everyday people. I'll interview celebrities and notable people from time to time, to give our listeners/viewers (Yes, there is a full video episode YouTube Channel) a chance to meet ...
 
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Have you thought about CREATING A COMEDY CD? Brian Kohatsu joins us today to talk about a project that had been on his list for roughly 5 years. Coivd gave him time to finally knock it out and he knocked it out of the park! I'll play a few clips from his project "Secret Asian Man" and dig into the process for making the CD happen. CREATING A COMEDY…
 
Anyone who knows me will know my love of cakes, which makes this episode extra special as I'm joined by Chelsea Purcell, owner of Oh Crumbs Cakes. Not only is Chelsea a ridiculously talented baker, but she has overcome some tough challenges whilst being a single mum running a new business all during the pandemic. Oh Crumbs Cakes is a perfect name f…
 
Dedee Pfeiffer (Big Sky, Falling Down) found herself on a path to recovery after years of alcohol abuse. Amid some turbulent years, she received her Masters from UCLA. Dedee also remembers and weighs in on the time she was working as a waitress in a mud wrestling club and when her big sister, Michelle was starring in Scarface. Watch Story Smash the…
 
2021 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at: www.comedywham.com This week, Brad Williams sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about channeling Kid Rock and Eddie Vedder for the Goddamn Comedy Jam, his magical start in comedy, the lessons learned along the way, and how becoming a father during Covid turned out to be a blessing in disgu…
 
Join Host Christine Blackburn and "Expert Judges" Blaine Capatch, Melissa Peterman, and Danny Zuker for another round of Story Smash, LIVE at the Hollywood Improv in September 2021. Contestants include comedians, Abby Schachner, Charlie Daneil, Erin Mohr and audience member Cindy Stout! See you October 23rd at The Hollywood Improv for another round…
 
On this episode, I'm chatting to a super talented illustrator whose energy and personality shines through her fingers. Katie Chappell is a live event illustration specialist who turns boring into brilliance. Being able to create and tell a story through drawing is a talent I admire not just because I can't draw, but because illustrating can transfo…
 
This week the Laugh at Pat podcast is joined by Berlin based comedian Mark Beadle. We discuss his childhood growing up in south London, the comedy programs that influenced him as a child, how he started doing stand up, and what led him to hosting shows in Berlin. As well as much much more, even some archeology talk!…
 
Comic/Actress Kathleen Roll ( The Thirteenth Floor, Gattaca and Melvin Goes to Dinner) was asked to do a benefit for an insane asylum. What they didn't tell her was that the patients were.... prisoners! Listen to hear Kathleen's funny true story about doing stand-up in a very unlikely place. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube a…
 
Mike Nickel is a politician running for mayor in Alberta and the current Ward 11 councillor in Edmonton. Mike was born in YEG and attended the University of Alberta, earning a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1989. Next; Cassius' first reaction to Sopranos prequel, 'The Many Saints Of Newark'! Mike Nickel: https://mikenickel.ca/ Follow Cas…
 
2021 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at: www.comedywham.com This week, Jeremiah Watkins sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how life has changed since our last Moontower check in in 2019. It's a lot: from becoming a father to releasing his debut comedy special Jeremiah Watkins: Family Reunion (both on the same day!), to lau…
 
Do you struggle with memorizing your jokes? Have you ever had problems with your voice during a show? What are the pros and cons of using props or musical instruments on stage? In this “after-school special” recorded with students from the writing class in Nashville, we discuss several techniques to help you tie your jokes together. We talk about h…
 
Cassius Morris Show 226: First reaction to American Physcho (2000) - the film adaptation of a wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, who hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. Follow Cassius Morris: https://www.instagram.com/cassi…
 
Comic Murray Valeriano (For What It's Worth Game Show, Rusty Cow) was in Djibouti entertaining the troops when things got a little wild at the after party in what they thought was the Officers Club. Listen! Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw PLUS, We’re back at the Hollywood Improv every month! W…
 
Creative, hardworking, talented and an exceptional eye for detail are just some of the words which describe this week's guest. Kayleigh Bicknell is an interior designer and events manager whose company shot to fame after her innovative pods were hired by Peter Andre. But Kayleigh works extremely hard whilst raising two children and dealing with som…
 
The Laugh at Pat podcast is back with its first ever election coverage, a German election special! This week, leading up to Sundays vote, I am joined by comedian and my resident German expert Chris Doering. We discuss how ballots are set up, what is being voted on, a little bit of how German parliament and ballot initiatives work, Angela Merkel, th…
 
Actor Willie Garson (Sex in the City, White Collar, Hawaii Five-O) shares the best decision he ever made- adopting his son Nathan. Plus, Willie and Christine talk about Hollywood and the elephant in our nation- Trump.Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw With your host Christine Blackburn and comedi…
 
New York Times best selling author and co-host of the Tiny Victories podcast Annabelle Gurwitch invited two complete strangers into her home and found out who was the sketchy one in the house! It's the story from her new book "You're Leaving When?" that she's adapting as a pilot for HBO. Listen and enjoy!Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show…
 
Chris Ruppe is our guest on this episode, and he is also our Patreon sponsor. I first met Chris at a Christian Comedy Association conference. Since then he has developed material and started to think about going full time into comedy. Along those lines, Chris had some specific questions about making that move. If you are considering making comedy a…
 
The world of Zoom and virtual networking has opened up may opportunities, including one particular occasion I found myself in a room with Dominic Fraser. I found myself instantly drawn to Dominic's warmth, openness and natural humour. Since that first coffee morning, I've had the chance to chat to Dom, and on today's episode he joins me with his fi…
 
Carole Baskin (Big Cat Activist, Tiger King, Dancing with The Stars) shares a story about saving the lives of 2 tigers and a liger that were abandoned by their owner. Plus, Christine and Carole talk about Tiger King and her appearance of Dancing With The Stars. Listen! Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/…
 
Join Host and Creator of Story Smash Christine Blackburn, Writer Danny Zuker, Comedian Melissa Peterman and Comedian Blaine Capatch in the FIRST show back at the Hollywood Improv! Spinning the wheel are Comedians Jacob Rosalez, Rachel Dee, Craig Applebaum and Audience member Alistair Walford! Say it with me- SPIN THAT WHEEL!!! Watch Story Smash the…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Houston, Texas Read the article at: comedywham.com/ZahidDewji This week Zahid Dewji talks to Valerie as we return close to home for our final episode of the 2021 Summer Vacation Series. Zahid was one of our very favorite comics on the Isolation Comedy show and we're lucky that he regularly performs in Austin…
 
The Laugh at Pat podcast is back with Berlin based comedian and Guatemalan native Stephan Schieber. We discuss what his childhood was like in Guatemala, what it means to leave home, and his experience moving to Berlin. We also covered our thoughts on airports, including the new Berlin airport, and of course comedy.…
 
Comic Josh Gondelman, (Make My Day Podcast, Author of Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions & Mixed Results, Writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Desus & Mero) decided to adopt a dog with his wife, but there were none available in the NYC shelters. So Josh trusted a guy on Twitter, who turned out not to be who he said was. Watch Story S…
 
This week I am talking to one of the most successful coaches in the UK. Michael Serwa is driven, determined, direct and has built a 10/10 life for himself, having immigrated from Poland at just 22. With almost nothing to his name when he arrived in the UK, he now enjoys a house, a wardrobe and the financial security that most of us can only dream o…
 
[This encore presentation of my interview with Jeanne Robertson is in honor of the late Speaker & Huomrists passing. Prayers and condolences for all those who were close to her. ] An interview with a rock star - Jeanne Robertson! In July of 2017, I had a great time talking with Jeanne. We discuss a career that started in the late ’60s and has carri…
 
Comic Rhonda Hansome (Saturday Night Live, Louie, Evening at the Improv) has seen a lot in her life. In this story hear how she recovers from false promises and invests in new beginnings. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw With your host Christine Blackburn and comedian Blaine Capatch, writer Dan…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination Los Angeles, California Read the article at comedywham.com This week Erik Escobar talks to Valerie about breaking out of his introverted shell, bringing different worlds together, and his experience as a TED Talk speaker at the onset of COVID. Want to know more about comedy in Los Angeles, California (and out…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: London, England Read the article at: comedywham.com This week Benjamin Bello talks to Valerie about his late and surprising start in comedy (a joyus Nigerian wedding is involved), the evolution of his alter ego, the honorable President Obonjo, and the challenges of achieving comedy fame as a character while …
 
Laugh at Pat is Back! With the Fischcast 2.0, covering my summer in Alaska doing commercial salmon fishing. In this podcast I talk about the details of life in Bristol Bay Alaska working as a fisherman, I answer the questions I get most frequently about this "career", and I share some notes, video, and photos I took throughout the summer.…
 
Ballerina/Authoress Georgina Pazcoguin (Swan Dive: The Rogue Ballerina, New York City Ballet, Cats) has been dancing her entire life and on today's show we hear about the art form of ballet, the dedication, and backstage antics, of the New York City Ballet. Introducing the good, the bad, and the absolutely hilarious life of The Rogue Ballerina. Sto…
 
In this episode I'm chatting to Charlotte Ricca. As well as being a brilliant journalist, Charlotte is a dedicated sea swimmer with a passion for horse riding, all while raising two fabulous children as a single parent AND studying for a master's degree in psychology. Charlotte is a great friend and it's wonderful to have her on the show, so please…
 
Comic Debra DiGiovanni (Comedy Central, Just For Laughs, Last Comic Standing) was bedridden, with damage to her Achilles heel, when a family of raccoons decided to move in. I mean, FAMILIES of raccoons decided to move in! Listen and enjoy this hilarious story about her most troublesome apartment, now on Story Worthy! Watch Story Smash the Storytell…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Richmond, Virginia Read the article at: comedywham.com This week Mary Jane French talks to Valerie about how it took moving away from Richmond, VA to love it, her young start as a comic, and her transition's role in releasing her specials. Want to know more about comedy in Richmond, Virginia? Mary Jane's rec…
 
In today's episode, Jonnie W. & Brian Bates join me. We discuss how the comedy scene is bouncing back, the latest Bo Burnham special, and how changing one line in a joke can take it to newer and sometimes better places. This episode is sponsored by Patreon supporter Jeremy Lee. If you would like to support the podcast please visit www.SchoolOfLaugh…
 
This week's guest arrived in my life when I was just 18 months old and I didn't know what to make of her. We have been in and out of love and in and out of touch because of the calls and directions we have both taken. But quite honestly, that is what siblings do. I'm immensely proud of the super successful entrepreneur my gorgeous sister, Emma Litt…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Los Angeles, California Read the article at comedywham.com This week Teddy Margas talks to Valerie Lopez about being born to perform, his love of standup comedy in all forms, getting to work with Joan Rivers and Rupaul, and his quest for his trademark glasses. Want to know more about comedy in Los Angeles, C…
 
Erika Schickel (“The Big Hurt,” “You’re Not the Boss of Me”) talks about her memoir, “The Big Hurt,” the story of how she blew up her marriage and life for the twisted love of an infamous novelist, only to realize the deeper pattern of abuse and neglect that led her there. The Big Hurt confronts the trope of the “bad girl/tainted woman” in a societ…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting to one of my dearest friends who I have known for over 30 years. Georgie Chapman is one of the most positive and engaging people I know who lights up a room with her beaming smile and vibrant energy. She joined me to discuss technology, pharmaceutical exams and Mary Poppins. Here are the highlights: {2:46} My absolute …
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Melbourne, Australia Read the article at: comedywham.com This week Janet McLeod talks to Valerie about her start in comedy involved an inflatable chair, how her helpful nature and love of comedy evolved into her role as a connector (which is exactly why we got to know her - without her, we never would have l…
 
Richard Marx (Author of "Stories to Tell," Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, Limitless) met Paul Newman a few times and each time was better than the last. Plus, Christine and Richard discuss the mastery of Peter Gabriel, Richard’s musical parents, and how to roll your r's. Listen this fabulous episode wherever you hear your podcasts!Watch St…
 
Join me for an encore presentation of Episode #2 of the School of Laughs podcast. This episode is brought to you by Patreon supporter Josh Liston. Find out how you can help us stay on the air at www.SchoolOfLaughs.com/Patreon. Producer Gavin Miller gathered questions from a club full of aspiring comics just like yourself. When the dust settled we c…
 
Celebrating over 11 years and almost 700 episodes as Producer and Host of the weekly storytelling podcast Story Worthy, Christine Blackburn has interviewed some of the biggest names in show business like Larry King, Sugar Ray Leonard, Greg Proops, Blaine Capatch, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Nealon and on and on. Over the last 10 …
 
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