115: Seth Olenick and the funny business of photography
April 6, 2017
Seth Olenick is a professional photographer who has spent the last 15 years or so photographing comedians. He recently finished a 7 year project to put together a coffee table book, "Funny Business" as he documented both established and up-and-coming comedians. Many of the latter who would later make it big time. Whether through chance encounters or referrals, Olenick chased down nearly 240 comedians for the project, and that's just for the one book, his career goes even deeper than that. Seth and Matt break it all down. Subscribe, rate, review.
114: Kevin Gootee is a comic watching comics
March 30, 2017
It all started at an open mic. Comedian Kevin Gootee was critiquing a comedian on stage and the idea struck him and the start of Comics Watching Comics was born. Think Last Comic Standing meets @midnight, Gootee recruits his comedian friends to talk about other’s stand-up. He sits down with Matt to break it all down and talk about his motivation to follow his dream to be a stand-up comic.
113: Shane Mauss has a good trip
March 23, 2017
We’re back from SXSW and oh what great fun it was. Matt runs down the trip with Bram as they run down the week, followed up by a lot of half-hour special conversation. Then, guest comedian Shane Mauss joins us on the podcast to talk about his current tour, “A Good Trip” which is his one-man show out on the road talking about his experience with psychedelics. But Mauss isn’t just out to get high, he’s on a mission to talk about his experiences and maybe even find out about some of the science behind it all.
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112: Katie Goodman is halfway closer to death
March 9, 2017
Katie Goodman is a comical badass. She’s a Feminist and mother. She also spent a large chunk of her life in the theater, cranking out hundreds of productions, formed women’s comedy troupes, released comedy albums, written songs, teaches theater to children. She’s given keynote speeches and put on events to raise money for Planned Parenthood. See, a badass! As luck would have it, she sat down with Matt on International Women’s Day to talk about her latest comedy album, Halfway Closer To Death featuring songs with hilarious takes on many of these issues.
111: Seaton Smith takes on the world
March 2, 2017
Matt and Bram talk about something Colossal that happened this week with comedy festivals and then take on recent news of comedians behaving badly. Then comedian Seaton Smith joins us to discuss, well everything, getting passed at the Comedy Cellar, how to start a cult, politics, our President, his time on Mulaney, and his comedy heroes. We get into it!