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Myq Kaplan comes by Side Two Studio to talk about a slew of topics in his comedic journey, development in Boston, entering into the national stage and his upcoming dates at Laugh Boston January 12-14th. Check out his work on Netflix, iTunes (albums and podcast) and more! www.myqkaplan.com
On a semi-whim Matt Kona returns to the podcast world for a special edition of Comics Coming Up breaking down the rankings of Boston’s surging competitive roast world. (Next such show is Weds 1/20 at Laugh Boston at 8pm) Also on the docket is somewhat cohesive ramblings and fight picks for UFC Fi…
I visit Andy Ofiesh (@Andyofiesh) to talk about how he got into Naked Comedy (he is the creator/host of The Naked Comedy Showcase which happens every first Wednesday of the month at 9:30pm at Improv Boston in Central Square Cambridge), overcoming personal adversity, coming up in the mostly clothed …
Mike Sweeney and I hang out in the parking lot of a vacant restaurant talking about his start in comedy nearly 20 years ago, frustration, quitting, returning and steadily going towards storytelling more and hint at the bigger story around it which Mike is presenting at Out of the Blue Gallery at 10…
Another historic break in format on this episode. I call up hilarious comedian Sean Sullivan and leave a series of voicemails that I’m self conscious about. Check out his website http://comedy.sean-sullivan.com/ for upcoming dates and to watch his clip from Live at Gotham. Be sure to read his very …
This is a special “two parter” with Matt trying to connect with @PeterFRogier while in traffic on 93 South.
Well here’s a little something different! Comics Coming Up is still on hiatus so now I’m just going to put up some sub 10 minute podcasts of exactly what it says in the description. Follow Sam @Monker59 or call him up at 508…
Chris Pennie (@WhyNoEasyNames) joins me DEEP in the hallways of the Howard Johnson Hotel to have a long, pleasant, sometimes disruptive conversation about his comedy origin story. We talk about drag racing, body building, starting out, being a single father and his appearance doing standup on Count…
Mike Mulloy (@FakeMikeMulloy) relives a childhood arson, Langston Kerman (@LangstonKerman) takes us through an awkward series of showers and a makeshift court of law, Chris Faraone (@Fara1), the author of “99 Nights with the 99 Percent” and the upcoming ‘I Killed Breitbart’ talks about the first no…
Matt Kona talks about his favorite prank, Bryan Sobolewski (full episode guest on #73) tells a story only one person had ever heard before, Julie Kitayama relives a hellish benefit gig, Matt Beckett attempts to solve a physical confrontation using craigslist, Phoebe Angle tells a strange farm tale …
Larry Lee Lewis, the full interview! We sat down and talked in the hallway of the Howard Johnson (before the Live Taping on Episode 72) and talk a lot about his life. From starting comedy after the age of 50, to the fallout of doing “old jokes”, developing his act, being a musician and running a ro…
Bryan Sobolewski and I talk in the Hallway at the Howard Johnson before a (soon to be released) live podcast. Bryan talks about his life before comedy (much of which is also detailed in his book “Family Jewels” available on Amazon.com) including jail time for jewelry theft, his history (and recent …
The 2nd Storytellers show at Grandma’s Basement features Matt Kona talking about being a roadie for the band Blank Stare traveling around Poland, specifically the small village of Trezbiel. Larry Lee Lewis takes us through the history of the Howard Johnson as a comedy venue from it’s days as his sh…
The Inaugural Storytelling show at Grandma’s Basement Continues. Danny Kelly finishes his set with a trilogy of bizarre adventures, Gary Petersen talks about winning a date auction at Harvard, Laura the Attorney takes us on a voyage of self ‘self discovery’, Josh Day walks us through the first time…
This show was recorded on 3/3/2013 at Grandma’s Basement. This is part 1, featuring Matt Kona hosting a night of storytelling from Ken Reid(@KennethWReid), Mehran Khaghani (@MehranX) Ryan Shea (@RyanXShea) Contortionist Dorothy King and Danny Kelly telling tales of punk rock, College housing violat…
This is a tale of two cities, or at least that’s where the two parts were recorded. Both are united by a common theme, sanctioned physical violence/entertainment. The first half features Jay Washington (@MrJayWashington) from Chicago, IL. The second half Ted Pettingell (@TedPettingell) cohosts with…
Live from The Dirty South Improv  (@DSIcomedy) in Carrboro, NC at the North Carolina Comedy and Arts Festival. (@NCComedyArts) 2013. On the panel are CCU favorite Ted Pettingell (@TedPettingell) Chuck Watkins (@ChuckWatkinsESQ) Shane Smith (@ItsShaneSmith) and April Richardson (@Apey) talking about…
Matt Kona shows up late to Improv Boston to talk to a handful of comics during the 2nd show at “100 New Jokes” where comedians perform a joke for this first time this year. Guests include: Ted Pettingell, Scott Oddo, Chris D., Phoebe Angle, Shawn Carter, Mike O’Brien, Jason Cordova, Steve Calechman…
Charlestown’s own Tim Gilgunn joins me in the back lobby of the Howard Jonson for a peek into his comedy roots. He takes me back down memory lane from his bizarre debut making people laugh in rehab, to Catch a Rising Star in Cambridge up to his current favorite haunt at The Tavern At The End of the…
In this episode it’s two comics for the price of one (the podcast is still free, so post a review or tell a friend) In the first half R.A. Bartlett (@RABartlett) and I talk about life, comedy cancer and things from all over the spectrum. In the 2nd half Dan Crohn (@DanCrohn) talk about his start in…
I sit down in a conference room and talk to a young comic Andrew Coalson (@Andrew_Coalson) extensively about his time as a student at Emerson College, from the process of starting over w/a new city/comedy scene to becoming the President of the storied Emerson Comedy Workshop. (Videos at: http://www…
Matt Graham becomes the most experienced comic to come on as a guest. He’s done numerous Late Night with Conan O’Brien appearances, had television writing jobs and been doing standup since a young age. He talks to me about his one man show “This Too Shall Suck” ( which runs every Thursday at The So…
Ken Reid (@KennethWReid) is BACK after a one week absence. We dip back to the beginning of the month for a (sort of rushed) mini Halloween wrap up/Thanksgiving TV special preview, then flash forward to the recent past to talk about Ken’s Thanksgiving, what he watched, family stuff and preview the n…
Matteo Lane (@MatteoLane) visits from Hurrican Sandy ravaged NYC. We talk about his move from Chicago to his current home in NYC, singing opera, how he approaches his nightly standup sets, performing with drag queens, getting used to crowds in different cities, Italian grandmothers and more! Also i…
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Podcast Details
Started
Oct 28th, 2010
Latest Episode
Dec 9th, 2016
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
88
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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