I really loved talking with Samantha Bentley on this episode. She’s fantastic person and I loved getting to know her. We talked about Comedy, life, love, music, and of course Pittsburgh scene shit. We talked about building a partnership to create the fun audience-suggestion, off the cuff show called, Three Women, One Mic. The show features Samantha, Tracey Williamson, and Shaun McCarthey taking audience suggestions as inspiration for hilarious banter. They take the show to Cleveland’s Pythagoras Temple on September 21st. Enjoy.
On the episode today is Missy Moreno, a true talented force of nature that has graced many stages here in our burgh. Having just wrapped Mamma Mia!, I had such a wonderful Saturday chatting with, and getting to know Missy a whole lot more. You will enjoy this one.
I had a blast talking with Tamara Siegert & Hazel Leroy both cast members of Welcome to Moonside, a new immersive theater experience from Vigilance Theater Group. We really have great discussion about acting and theater. We discuss how each of them get in to character specifically for immersive theater, and we talk about the recent growth of this particular style of live theater.
Some time ago, I met Hazel and Tamara in the local improv scene and we talk about how those skills led them down the path towards immersive theater. We also spend some talking of how pursuing and following your passions, at all points of your life, is a requirement for true happiness.
Welcome to Moonside - will run August 22nd - September 28th. 8:00 PM. See above link for tickets. Only 25 tickets are available for each performance and you’ll have the opportunity to return to a legendary Pittsburgh location, Lava Lounge.
The Spirits need your help. You've been called to Moonside, the otherworldly home base of our spectral caretakers, at a time of crisis: Earth is rotten, Spirits are getting lost and no one can remember how to make things better. Some of the Spirits think you can help; others are not very happy you've arrived. Can you make things right — or is a sinister fate in store for our ghostly hosts?
Not just an interview, it’s an experience!
Great to get to know the journey of these two promoters, Jus Janell and TheRawRevJoy who have been able to expand to three different monthly venues in their first year booking The Giggles & Grub Club.
I’ve had the good fortune to work both of the Denise & Earl’s venues along with a corporate event with the team at JanJoy and have had some very fun sets. As a Swissvale resident, it is great that they’ve been able to put up regular content at their Clubhouse for the VIP Red Carpet Event at T’s Restaurant and Lounge.
Great chat. Please enjoy and check out their next experience on Saturday, August 24 at T’s Restaurant & Lounge for WAMO 100.1 Night.
Back on the podcast for his Exit Interview ahead of his exodus to New York City, Nate Nulph joins me for a great follow up to our first conversation back on Episode 107.
Great to see how, Usually Wrong, his own podcast has grown and we look forward to meeting the new kids in Nate’s comedy classroom in New York. We wish him luck as he continues to pursue dreams of jokes and podcasts in a brand new city.
What kind of introduction can I possibly offer fitting of my love for this week’s guest, my original podcast sound engineer and the song creator of the theme you enjoy each week on this program? Kevin O’brien has been a close friend of mine for half a decade and I’m so thankful to have him back on the show. It has been almost 5 years exactly since our first one on one podcast conversation took place during the From the Height of Your Intelligence days.
He’s a delight always. Enjoy the conversation.
Returning to Nice2See for the first time since the launch of their podcast, Chill Seekers, fan favorites Senneca Stone (ep. 35 & 138) and Ray Zawodni (ep. 75) hop on the mic to discuss the highs and lows of their first 10 weeks of podcasting together. They came to the right place.
What are the Top 20 Most and Least Chill Things out there? Find out on a special edition of the podcast without their third, Collin Chamberlin, who came up with some excuse last minute to miss our taping, very un-chill dude.
I’m joined on the podcast this week by my friend Yaakov Fakiro. We talk much about his love of fitness and his in-home personal training business, Winners Fitness.
We also jump into some common ground. After my recent Aliyah in June, and his history studying in Israel during his teens, we have a great talk of spiritual growth and our travels abroad.
We also talk about the importance of living a balanced fulfilled life, putting equal time and energy in sustaining a happy personal life, managing a vigorously healthy lifestyle, and operating an ever-growing wellness and health business. He’s got it all under control.
A great conversation for those looking to start a career in their passion, jumpstart their workouts or find out about what drives them.
Always great to catch up with the Geeky Nerd Nick Kizina as he returns to podcast feeds, reformatted for deep dives into his guest’s favorite obsessions. Nick was one of my first guests three years ago and it’s great to catch up and get on mic again for our continued recorded friendship.
A fun chat with Harriet Riley as she returns to improv and stand up this summer after brief hiatus. We discuss moving to Pittsburgh, using therapy to push her to doing comedy and our time together in class at Unplanned Comedy Warehouse.
Great to catch up with Sarah Lou after we’ve both been jet setting for the last few months. Her new venture, HotDogLou Productions, launched in June with their new Wednesday Open Mic at Froggy’s in Bloomfield. Sarah and I talk about her first year in Pittsburgh, adjusting from West Coast life, and the amount of people that assume she is a comic based on her building her community around the Pittsburgh comedy scene during visits to Yuck Fest in Indianapolis and the Burning Bridges festival the last two years.
Make sure you check out the new comedy room and work on your next 5 minutes this week.
Comedian Vanessa St. Clair jumps on the mics with Garrett for fun and usually unusual conversation you’ve come to expect from Nice2See. Vanessa and Garrett dig into improv, stand up, acting and a thorough love fest over their shared favorite franchise, Rocky.