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Comedian Lenny Schmidt travels the world and chats with other live performers who have also built a successful career entertaining audiences globally. Lenny Schmidt has been a traveling Stand-up Comedian for over thirty years. In "Total Schmidt Show", Lenny sits and chats with other entertainers he runs in to as he travels. Comedians, singers, dancers, singers, song writers, magicians.... everyone who has built a career traveling and performing live on stages, cruise ships, theaters, TV, fil ...
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Dan Gabriel and I worked together. We tlaked about kids, ships, comedy, and some baseball... anong other things. You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/K7oJOZREK8Q All the content on the "Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network" is finacially supported by our subscribers/followers/supporters. Want to help out? Several ways to throw cash at us. (Venmo …
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Ever want to hear a kick ass musician play some honky tonk, rock out, and talk about the Blues....? You're welcome. Josh Christana flat out stomps. He talks with Lenny about playing all kinds of music, perforrming live, and his (obvious) influences. Ya gotta see hime live, man. Ya gotta see him live. @JoshChristinaOfficial Again You're welcome All …
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This one came out late. I wanted to get it right. Ep. 2TSS80P is dedicated to Toni Laporte. Chicago Comic Rocky Laporte recently revealed on his socials the struggles he and his family are facing. His daughter Toni has been diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer. Besides the physical and emotional strain, the financial strain on Rocky and his fam…
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Paul Morrissey joins Lenny to talk about his speciial "Ice Cream Vs. Everything," his numerous Late night TV apperances, how he finally got Letterman, Doing the show itself, meeting Dave.... and some a look at the no defunct "Codger" softball league. Get "Ice Cream VS. Everything" at Pauls Website All the content on the "Lenny Schmidt Comedy Networ…
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A bonus episode!! By bonus, I mean the video files were corrupted. So, no YouTube this time, just a podcast. Ryan is exactly the type of artists I thought about when I started TSS. At the time of this recording, Ryan was playing the role of "Frankie" the lead in "Jersey Boys". Lots of insight to what goes on in the life an an actor. From hidden cup…
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Jeff Capri is a buddy from years ago. We started around the same time. Lot of Stand-up show in the OC. Caught up with him in the middle of the ocean. All the content on the "Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network" is finacially supported by our subscribers/followers/supporters. Want to help out? Several ways to throw cash at us. (Venmo - @MRLennySchmidt) (Ca…
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My good friend Henry Phillips stopped in to talk about his upcoming run through the midwest. Peoria, Davenport, Cedar Rapids...... dozens of cities over a 2-3 month period. Inof on him is below. Go see Henry. You're welcome. Everything about Henry can be found at his link tree here: https://www.henrys.kitchen/ TSS and all the content on the "Lenny …
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Could this really be my brothers first episode of the season...? COULD IT!? Don't tell him. He'll bitch about it. Well, didn't bitch about that... but he did brow beat me for "dropping" this on him at the last minute. Which I did not. Mike's info: YT: https://www.youtube.com/@40YOBMike IG: https://www.instagram.com/mike40yob/ FB: https://www.facebo…
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What happens when a classical trained violinist and Politics major sits down and talks to a comedian....? They talk about the state of the world, Main stream media, timed weapons and the Da Vinci Code of course. We covered a lot here in about an hour and forty minutes. David Klinkenberg https://davidklinkenberg.com/ https://thedavincisolution.com/ …
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(2TSS72) Kirkleberry If you watched this on live stream..... good for you. If not.... enjoy ep. 72, season 2 of "Total Schmidt Show"....... 25 minutes lighter than the live one. Lenny and former Cruise Director / Entertainment Director and current Captain of the seas Kirk Benning talk about their years working together on ships while sipping bevera…
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Brenda Kaye is a hypnotist. We worked a cruise together. We spent abou an hour together recording a podcast. Everytime I hear the word "cruise" I bark like a dog. Brendas - IG @HypnoBrenda YouTube - @HypnoBrenda TSS and all the content on the "Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network" is finacially supported by our subscribers/followers/supporters. Want to hel…
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Married Magicians from Canada...? Whaaaaaaaa? I can't emphasize how much fun it is to hang with these two. OR how much fun their show is. They work off each other better than any two magicians I've ever seen. Sure, I've never seen "Penn and Teller", but that kind of adds to the legitimicy of my statement. They are reall great on stage and just as m…
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JP Parent is a funny little Canadian, magician. Today, he's on my show. You're Welcome. TSS and all the content on the "Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network" is finacially supported by our subscribers/followers/supporters. Want to help out? Several ways to throw cash at us. (Venmo - @MRLennySchmidt) (Cash app - $MRLennySchmidt) Go to Lennyschmidt.com and h…
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Rob Little is back!! Attention, Rob Little is back!! Ever want to listen to 2 comics talk about soime of the worst gigs they've ever done...? You're Welcome. Check out his website. https://www.roblittle.com/ TSS and all the content on the "Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network" is finacially supported by our subscribers/followers/supporters. Want to help ou…
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Chad Daniels livestreams on TSS this week to talk about his new special "Mixed Reviews", the process in which he put it all together, and the good and bad of releasing your own content on numerous platforms this day and age. Check out everything Chad Daniels. You're Welcome. "Mixed Reviews" - https://youtu.be/n1kVr3zkz7E?si=PTuBVOq86i-Sw71y Chad's …
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2TSS66 0f "Total Schmidt Show' Glen and get tech heavy, talk Covid and the aftermath, and about his years working with Jerry Falwell. Glen's always a great guest. We get deep in to a liot of stuff. You're Welcome. We could use your support. All the content on the “Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network” is free, but PAYIFUCAN GO TO https://lennyschmidt.com/p…
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Let's ring in the New Year with Spike Davis!! Love Spike. One of thos comics who splits his shows up, challenges the audience a little, jokes around a lot.... He talsk about it here. Great guy. Awesome comic. Check him out when ypou can. www.Spike Davis.com We could use your support. All the content on the “Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network” is free, bu…
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This episode covers everything this podcast is supposed to be. Road stories, insight on the state of Stand-up today, why we started, what we wanted out of it, what we think about while onstage... really, one of our better episodes. Why? Auggie Smith. Period. Comedian Lenny Schmidt travels the world and chats with other live performers who have also…
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Rob Rasner, Magician, comedian, actor, dog lover..... Cool conversation. Rob talks about how he works his show, picks his volunteers. Some great stories about working with Jim Carrey... twice. We chatted a bit about how he got through the covid shut down, not working, and how his dogs were a big part of all of that part of his life. Catch Rob on hi…
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Jason is a comedian, musician, producer, actor, and a hippie. I've worked with AND for him dozens of times. He's got a great feel and understanding for the entertainment business. His insights in writing, performing as well as the other side... the business side. Producing, booking.... cool to chat with a guy so on top of it all. We could use your …
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“Total Schmidt Show” returns this week with Lisa Cash!! We talk a little SAG/AFTRA, about her whole career. From her current show “Front Men” on Amazon Prime… to her gig on “Friends”. The episode Matthew Perry asked to be changed at the last minute was with… You guessed it, Lisa herself. Really cool story. We also talked. a lot about dogs. You’re w…
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Played TK's Comedy Club in Dallas back in August. TK and I go waaay back. We did shows together in LA. Then, he moved Dallas and opened his own club. Yet another example of my "Comedians make the best club owners" theory. Great shows, steaks, cigar patio... and a somewhat "legal" speakeasy down stairs. If you find yourself in Dallas... Go check it …
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Spoooky Ron Fitzgerald for Halloween. The perfect guest for the perfect time. Ron is a Magician/illusionist/and all things creepy and supernatural. We worked together years ago. Haven't seen him since he had king blonde hair. Not anymore. We catch up on what he's doing and who he's scaring the crap out of these days. Check him out in his very own Y…
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I met Quincy Carr on the @norwegiancruiseline Bliss. Great comic and a great guy. He's brand ir "Quality Comedy", a smart creative way to produce a "cleaner" comedy. Great to watch him work. We sat around and talked about the biz of being a stand up. One of my favorite things to talk about and one of the main reasons I produce this show. We could u…
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Turn your videos into live streams with Restream https://restre.am/ANIm Live stream with Jimmy Pardo. Comedian/podcaster, from the world famous podcast @NeverNotFunny . Jimmy and I go back 30 years or so. We talk comedy and, of course, fantasy baseball. You're Welcome. ________________________________________________________________________________…
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OK, the sound is wanky, I know... I KNOW!!! Apologies!! It has been discussed with tech department at Westview. Kelly Terrenova and I worked together recently. We talked about him, how he got started, working in radio.... Great guy., great show, somewhat shitty sound for 24 of the first 27 minutes. You're Welcome. __________________________________…
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Worked with Magen at TK's in Dallas. Great week. New she'd be great for the show and she was. We talk about the comedy class she teaches, stand-up, dating and even some politics. She knows a ton about stand-up. So much, we lost track of time. I also had to edit out about twenty minutes of stuff that...... well, lets just say i did it to protect the…
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Steve Mazan and I did the live stream show. We chatted about movies, his podcast, living him Chicago and his weak ass WiFi signal. He also turned me on to the movie "Stardust". He was right. This show orignally streamed live as a "Patreon Members Only" event. TSS live streams twice a month. Once for any viewers, again for members only. The latter i…
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2TSS52P - Lawrence Thomas is an old friend. Old road dog. Stories of Sobel gigs, one-nighters, in Craig, CO and Mission, SD....... the absolute underbelly of road work. Lawrence and I did it all. After all that, he lives and books a room OC near the beach....... I think he came out ahead. We also talk about his very own upcoming podcast "Over Serve…
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Total Schmidt Show (TSS19) Sideshow Bert Taped over a year ago, streamed fresh today. An extremely talented juggler/entertainer, Bert and I chatted about the balance of artist/entertainer/breadwinner/family man… multiple incomes…. So many of the things people don’t realize we deal with on a daily… HOURLY basis. Really a great episode that really sh…
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Total Schmidt Show (TSS18) Eddie Clark Eddie, finally, one of the ones I recorded a year ago. Sorry Eddie This one is heavy about stand-up and the business that is. It's pretty much what you would expect from two guys with a combined 70 years experience. Great chat. His You Tube channel for the "Unvaccinated Voices" is at UVVTV on the YouTube. Tags…
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I literally ran in to Kent 3 days before this show streamed. Seriously. We talked 10 minutes and I knew I had to have him on the show. We recorded this on the NCL Getaway. he was in a show called "Junk". A way cool, hip, kind interactive, visual and sound show. Close to "Blue Man" group (whom Kent has done work with in the past as well) I wanted to…
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The long overdue Glen Foster episode of “Total Schmidt Show” streams NOW!!! All the content on the “Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network” is free, but PAYIFUCAN Venmo - @LennySchmidtComedy Cash app - $LennySchmidtComedy Or PayPal and CC options at www.PAYIFUCAN.com One of several episodes I shot almost a year ago. This one is a gem. Glen is an interesting …
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“Total Schmidt Show” is back this week with Andrew Sleighter. All the content on the “Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network” is free, but PAYIFUCAN Venmo - @LennySchmidtComedy Cash app - $LennySchmidtComedy Or PayPal and CC options at www.PAYIFUCAN.com Andrew and I actually recorded TSS16 a few weeks ago n the NCL Bliss. Great chat about the balance of trav…
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TSS14 is with One of Carnivals favorite comedians.... Cee Jay Jones. The guys been around for ever. he always found a way to keep moving during the lockdowns..... and it shows. He's been working non-stop since we kicked all back off just over a week ago. Join Lenny Schmidt for "Total Schmidt Show" every Tuesday at 6pm PST. Lenny takes you around th…
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TSS12.... Another episode that was recorded about a year ago. There's a few of theses, but we're catching up. Melissa McLaughlin is and angel. She has a heart like and angel, a face like an angel... and you're about to find out, a voice like an angel. She's a very good friend of mine. It was a pleasure to have her on TSS. __________________________…
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TSS11.... Another episode that was recorded about a year ago. There's a few of theses, but we're catching up. We go behind the scenes a little bit with Sarah Krantz. Sarah is a stage manager over at NCL and can now be found on the brand new Norwegian Prima set to launch in the next few weeks. . When I caught up with her, she was installing "Kinky B…
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TSS10 was recorded nearly a year ago with Alan Mingo. We worked together on the Norwegian Encore, where he played the lead "Lola" ont he ship. Alan owns that role. he's played it everywhere from Canada, to the high seas, to Broadway. He puts on a brilliant performance in a brilliant and beautiful play. We talk about the role and how it's affected h…
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TSS9 with Vince Morris. Recorded in September of 2021. Lenny and Vice chat about the return to Clubs and ships, how they develop new material, and balancing being a parent and touring. Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network!! (LSCN) Over 200 hours of original shows and content*. Please support us for “zero” dollars. WATCH the videos… LIKE the videos (Hit the…
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SEANSON FINALE: TSS50 - Eric Blake Our first Season wraps with Eric Blake. Eric is a comic and a hustler. He's always got something going on. From writing, to performing, to producing his own shows, he's a busy man. Throw in four kids a a 20+ year marriage... he has his hands full. All those reasons make him perfect for the show. How did I get hi t…
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Boston Comedian Graig Murphy joins me tonight... Months of incompetence by my staff CANNOT KEEP ME DOWN!!!! Finally, another "Total Schmidt Show". I worked with Graig way back in September. That's right, it took me that long. We talk about what it was like hitting the stage after 18 months. Remembering the act, putting it all together. We also talk…
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"Total Schmidt Show" returns with a Carnival favorite.....Happy Cole. One of the first comedians to ever work on a Cranival cruise ship. We talk bout his ride. more Happy: https://www.happycole.com/ Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network!! (LSCN) Over 200 hours of original shows and content*. Please support us for “zero” dollars. WATCH the videos… LIKE the v…
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DJ Cooch and I were on the NCL Encore together. We talk about Alaska, ships, and his upcoming marriage. More Cooch: http://djcooch.com/ Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network!! (LSCN) Over 200 hours of original shows and content*. Please support us for “zero” dollars. WATCH the videos… LIKE the videos (Hit the Thumbs Up) …. SHARE the videos with your friends…
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In TSS4 we cut right to the chase again. Jorge Solano sits down with us. Jorge is about 106 years-old. He's been a Carnival "Punchliner" favorite from day one! He was also a carnival Cruise Director for some time. In fact, he was the CD on the first ship I ever worked on. The Carnival Glory out of NY back in 2009. Ironically, I ran in to Jorge on t…
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Total Schmidt Show (TSS#) - Kiara Taylor This might be the most in-depth conversation I ever had. Singer/songwriter Kiara Taylor sits down with me. We talked about her style, influences, sexism, racism, police brutality, challenges a you woman faces in life, and on stage, racial profiling…. Everything a white boomer like me never has to deal with. …
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TSS49 - John DiCrosta His third or fourth episode. Lost track. Love John. We talked quite a bit about performing and thought process on stage. The wheels are turning even while thremouth is moving. Enjoy. You're welcome. By the way, We could use your support. All the content on the “Lenny Schmidt Comedy Network” is free, but PAYIFUCAN GO TO https:/…
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