Talking Shop w/ James Dugan & Rob Grabowski

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Episodes of Talking Shop w/ James Dugan & Rob Grabowski

This week, James and Rob are joined by Maria Konopken! They talk with Maria about her start in comedy/story telling, solo shows, specific cultural references, Matt Damon Improv, Burlesque is More, and how her grandfather was a spy.    Follow Ma
This week, James and Rob are joined by comedy mom Anne Libera! They talk with Anne about various comedy theories, thick vs thin comedy, ethics, how mistakes are good; we get really nerdy in this episode.    Look out for Anne's upcoming book and
This week, James and Rob are joined by South Dakota's own Meghan Babbe! They talk with Meghan about Tour Co, Covid Companies, stress dreams, understudying, TV, Work in Progress, and much more.    Follow Meghan on twitter @ m_babbe and on instag
This week, James and Rob are joined by the always teaching Jessica Antes! They talk with Jess about teaching every age, She Camp, Spoon River, teaching virtually, and Jess shares some fantastic stories.    Follow Jessica on instagram @ classica
This week, James and Rob are joined by the fastest moving 80 year old man we know Scott Piebenga!   We talk with Scott about new challenges, improv "rules", living in Denver, cults, friendly competition, Devil's Daughter, and skateboarding.   
Hello Shopaholics! No new episode this week but instead of nothing here's something from Rob's first endeavor into podcasting.    An episode of REMAKE THE PODCAST. Rob, a co-host, and special guest sit down to pitch remakes of movies.    This f
This week, James and Rob are joined by the top skechers sales person Phylicia McLeod! They talk with Phylicia about growing up in Wisconsin, wishes, scam child acting classes, bar-prov, improv festivals, and a little bit about Matt Damon Improv
James and Rob took a week off! But now they're back and better than ever with special guest David Schwartzbaum!   They talk with David about growing up in Miami, Meisner technique, Switch Committee, Muppets, working in LA, and feeding the beast
This week, James and Rob are joined by Colin Rourke! They talk with Colin about cruise ships, Second City House Co, remembering names, his journey to find comedy, magical moments, and blowing up on twitter.    Follow Colin on twitter @ ballin_r
This week, James and Rob are joined by their old friend Ashley Whitehurst! They talk with Ashley about Late Night shows, analyzing comedy, callbacks, classics, and so much more.   Check out Ashley's podcast Comedy Has an Ouchie and follow her
Rob was busy this week! So here's a rerun.   From Nov 2019, episode 40, it's the fantastic Alex Bellisle!   Follow Alex on instagram @ alexbellisle and see her the last Tuesday of each month with GIRLS NIGHT IN.    Also, she's the newest member
This week, James and Rob are joined by improviser, writer, game director Brooke Breit! They talk with Brooke about her time on Second City's ETC Stage, Reality TV, baking, working at JackBox Games, Improvised Shakespeare, raising children, and
This week, James and Rob are joined by one of the nicest guys Padraic Connelly! They talk with Pad about human attractions, Vegas, Mission: Improvable, ComedySportz, being an Artistic Director, Whirled News Tonight, the life of an improviser, a
This week, James and Rob are joined by Bill Stern! They talk with Bill about working out, 15 year plans, Out of Bounds fest, twitch, Cigarette Sandwich, moving, and cruise ships.    Follow Bill on twitter @ dollarbillstern and on instagram @ do
This week, James and Rob sit down with Christine Wines IN STUDIO! Under the chandelier! It's good to be back.    We talk with Christine about living, working, and performing in Australia, Bio Diversity, performing with your significant other, C
This week, James and Rob are joined by musician, comedian, and good dude Evan Mills! They talk with Evan about updating sketches, zoom-prov, Just For Laughs, solo material, writing music, his beginnings in comedy, and the 1993 movie Demolition
This week, Jame and Rob are joined by the working man's actor Mike Geraghty! They talk with Mike about Dumb John, bartending, tipping, Big Spoon, acting in movies, the important of stage time, and we reveal who bought iO (HINT: maybe Dugan).  
This week, James and Rob are joined by former campaign manager Val Agnew! They talk with Val about her time in grad school, improv intensives, Zoom-prov, Groupon, co-creating The Trident Network, and how none of this matters.    Follow Val on i
This week, James and Rob are joined by the multi-talented Mary Catherine Curran! We talk with MCat about her college improv days, her journey through Second City, The Annoyance Theatre, garbage trucks, and a little ship talk. And these are just
This week, James and Rob are joined by therapist in training Shelby Jo Plummer! They talk with Shelby about grad school, therapy (and how it relates to improv), children's podcasts, potty humor, Comet, She's the People, and being the creative d
This week, James and Rob are joined by director Jonald Reyes! They talk about tough love, notes, Jonald's start in directing, Second City, resumes, virtual shows, Stir Friday Nights, and the upcoming Stepping Stone Theatre.    Follow Jonald on
This week, James and Rob are joined by actor/improviser/writer/producer/many hat wearer Mary Tilden! They talk with Mary about her time at boarding school, miss use of power, arts education, monthly challenges, producing movies, and all the sec
This week, James and Rob are joined by avid test taker Ana Silva! With Ana we talk about her sister, business for actors, understudying, Matt Damon improv, thinking to much, and falling for improv.    Follow Ana on twitter @ theanasilva and on
This week, James and Rob are joined by director/producer Matt Miller! We talk with Matt about his start in the business, directing commercials during the pandemic, puppet muscles, bird shows, producing web series, and much more.    For more inf
We're back! New episodes! Hooray!   This week, James and Rob are joined by the fantastic Paige Maney! They talk with Paige about being an introvert, her Harold team Nectar, teaching, forced friendships, how to make the community more diverse, a
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