In this episode, Mike and Dan discuss the Celtics' current construction, College Gigs, Westbrook's Future, David Brenner, Zoom Comedy, the worst cities in Upstate New York, Mike's shirt, and if the patriots have a chance in Buffalo this week.
Will the Leagues shut down again due to increased Covid-19 numbers? Do the Knicks have the worst ownership? The state of the Celtics and Patriots, and is Dan giving the Patriots a participation trophy?
Topics in this episode include: Are the New England Patriots contenders?
At this point in the season, who are the Boston Celtics?
Does James Harden realize Kevin Durant is on the floor?
How to fix the NBA replay.
Gambling on sports.
The Problem with Marcus Smart.
Is there one move that can be made to fix the Celtics?
Ok, I found out that Nick Chambers can sing, has had some very interesting days gigs, and does NOT think he's a millennial. But he is. He's not a "millennial" but he is a millennial. At his heart though, he's an old school, hysterical comedian and we got to the heart of how that happened.
I'll be honest...I did not know about the stand up comedy scene in Nebraska. But it produced Casey Crawford who just got back from Just For Laughs in Montreal, so they're doing something right in Omaha. Casey and I talked about growing up in the midwest, moving to the the East Coast and a bomb you should avoid if you have a "thing" about clowns.
Utah to Vegas to Boston...it's not the typical comedy path and it produced a comic who's anything but typical in Xazmin Garza. We got talk about her past as a columnist and her future in comedy and a VERY NSFW bomb that she just won't give up on.
I got meet Kwasi Mensah at his "Laughing Liberally" show in Boston and came away impressed with his comedy and point of view. He's gotten some added attention recently because of a confrontation with a Trump supporting heckler. Is this a sign of things to come? How did he feel about it and what should someone do in a situation like that? We did a different kind of deep dive this week to explore those questions.
Jimmy Tingle made his first appearance on Johnny Carson on December 15th,1988 and has appeared on pretty much every show you can name since then. He's been one of the most influential political satirists for 30 years and we got talk about the next few years are looking like for him and the world of comedy on this weeks Bombing.
Where have you seen Jon Jon Fisch? The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Last Comic Standing, Premium Blend, some of the finest temples along the East Coast and more. I got to know him when he was beating me in The Boston Comedy festival and we got to relive that wonderful memory when he was in Boston for Thanksgiving.
I had been trying to talk to Giulia Rozzi ever since her album "True Love" came out. I finally got to when she came home to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving and got to talk about jokes, her show, "First Set" and we just can't seem to avoid politics in 2016...
We've talked a little about comedy contests in the past and on this episode we talk to James Scott Patterson as he's about to compete in the semi-finals of the Boston Comedy Festival and former $10,000 champion Dan Boulger. How do you approach a contest? Is it different from a standard set? Is it more stressful? We cover a wide range of topics and there's even a guest appearance by Dave Walsh!
One thing every comedian has heard since Donald Trump won the election is "You must be excited! You're going to have lots of material!" Niki Luparelli and I were less than excited. We decided to address the elephant in the room and talk about what comedy was going to be like in this post trump America.
Comics get there late. Where? Wherever they're supposed to be. But you can't get mad at Emily Ruskowski because she was probably late due to saving a child in her other life as a social worker. How do you bring the heavy stuff she deals with in her everyday life into a comedy stage? How was opening for Gilbert Gotfried? And how does a joke go from being your closer to being your biggest bomb and regret? Let's get some answers....