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Jasmine Ellis – “TikTok”

L.A. comedian, writer, and actress Jasmine Ellis, originally from Texas, joins Brian and Drew. We talk a lot of the top about social media strategies including TikTok as a platform to build your following. We also talk about performing in front of different audiences and changing your setups to be relatable but still sticking your material and staying authentic. We watch a clip from her Dry Bar Comedy special “Nobody’s Queen” and discuss some behind the scenes of doing a Drybar special in front of their unique audiences in Provost, UT including the challenges with performing in front of audiences who like clean comedy.

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Gianmarco Soresi – “Phone a Friend”

Brian and Drew are joined by NYC comedian, actor, and writer Gianmarco Soresi. Gianmarco opens up about how his journey as as standup comedian admitting he was initially just an actor playing a comedian running an hour for one his first sets, until he got serious about writing and getting stage time. Some his first moves were picking up check spots at a tough NYC club and leveraging his acting credits to get stagetime to quickly ascend as one of the more respected up-and-coming comics in the NYC scene.

We hit on a lot of topics including roast battling, check spots, performing in front of different audiences, showing up authentic, writing with comedians and non-comedian friends, and much more!

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Ed Hill – “Candy & Smiley”

Brian & Drew are joined by Taiwanese-Canadian Comedian Ed Hill. Ed recently released his debut comedy album this month “Candy & Smiley.” We discuss his unique choice of recording his comedy album in front of only six people due to the pandemic and listen to a few hilarious clips.

Ed shares his unique and effective approach to writing. We also hear about his effective delivery method. Listen in to find out just how long Ed ran the light on his Ted Talk! Overall a really great discussion about comedy writing and performance with Ed!

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Adrienne Iapalucci – “Baby Skeletons”

Brian and Drew are joined by NYC standup comedian Adrienne Iapalucci. Discussion includes delivering dark material, the benefits of writing with other comics you trust, why having a managers isn’t always a good thing, plus much more!

We break down some material from her new comedy album “Baby Skeletons.” Plus hear just how much of a train wreck Adrienne’s first manager was on her Just For Laughs trip.

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Christina Catherine Martinez – “Clowning”

Wow! So much fun and such a unique prospective on comedy shared by LA art critic turned comedian, Christina Catherine Martinez. She shares some interesting influences in her comedic style including Philippe Gaulier’s clown philosophies that she was able to apply and reach new levels of vulnerability and honesty on stage.

This episode takes a different approach breaking down a television commercial parody that Christina created in collaboration with several other comedians in place of our usual standup comedy clip. We hope this clip and episode inspire you to explore other avenues to reaching audiences through your comedy than standup.

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Joyelle Nicole Johnson – “Hitting Beats”

Catch our interview with comedian, actor, and writer Joyelle Nicole and find out what two pieces of advice Dave Chappelle gave her early in her career that helped her. We talk about how she was able to land some of her early breaks, writing standup, writing for television, and much more! We break down a set from Comedy Central Presents. All comedians, aspiring comedians, or just comedy fans will take away a few things from our talk with Joyelle.

“Comedy is mathematical and math is music so when you hit certain beats the audience is going to laugh.” – JNJ

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John Caparulo – “Pippen > Jordan”

Yes you read that right, Pippen is better than Jordan. Find out how that statement helped John find his first manager as he discusses what comedians should be looking for in their own manager. We also cover writing on stage, finding your voice, finding comedy from your most frustrating and uncomfortable experiences and so much more.

We break down a set from John’s “Caplets” project where he decided to stop working on hour specials and focus on writing a new set every 30 days. Over a period of three and a half years he relapsed 44 of these all found on his YouTube channel and website – https://johncaparulo.com. You can also find his new comic book series! What a joy it was to talk comedy with John, enjoy!

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Sean Patton – “Tangents”

Such a fun interview right out the gate as Sean Patton, NYC comedian shares advice on industry including why comics don’t talk to you. What happens after you get a big break (hint: nothing) comparing Houston and New Orleans scenes, LA and New York scenes, and reminds us to ALWAYS RECORD AND LISTEN TO ALL YOUR SETS.

Sean has a great anaology to look at the distinction between just being funny and killing on stage. He suggests you should be okay with falling on stage, leaving potholes for yourself and digging out allowing organic comedy to happen by exploring tangents. Never kill your babies… If you have an idea you find funny you probably just need to find the right way to communicate it on stage. And so much more!

Follow Sean on social @mrseanpatton and https://meseanpatton.com

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Jon Reep – “Working the Road”

We talk about leveling-up in standup comedy by getting booked at clubs and working the road with the winner of NBC’s fifth season of Last Comic Standing. We then breakdown some material from his latest comedy special on Amazon Prime, “Ginger Beard Man.”

Ron G – “Clean Comedy”

We discuss working clean on stage with one of the best out there at doing it. Working clean doesn’t mean you can’t talk about adult content, plus you keep the door open for way more opportunities in stand up, acting, and more.

Ron has performed on AXS TV Presents: Gotham Comedy Live and HBO’s Insecure.Ron G performed at the 2016 Just for Laughs comedy festival, Chelsea Lately’s round table, The Arsenio Hall Show, Kevin Hart’s LOL LIVE! was a finalist on both the hit TV show Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes” and season 6 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He then received the Prestigious College Comic of the Year award. Most recently he is the winner of NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity award.