dan whitehurst

DAN WHITEHURST: FROM COP TO COMEDY [EP. 187]

Dan Whitehurst talks about going from cop to comedy. Dan is a friend of mine from nearly the first few weeks I moved to Nashville in 1999. I knew al little about his backstory, but have always wanted to learn more about the man behind that impressive beard. DAN WHITEHURST Show Notes We talk about…

jason michaels

JASON MICHAELS – ACCOMPLISH THE IMPOSSIBLE [EP. 160]

Jason Michaels joins us today to talk about performing as a magician and … overcoming Tourettes Syndrome. Accomplishing the impossible can seem daunting. Impossible, even. But what is impossible anyway? Often times it is a self-limiting thought revolving around our mind. We feel trapped by it and allow it to keep us from our fun…

ANDY BENINGO COMEDY

ANDY BENINGO TALKS FATHERHOOD AND COMEDY [EP. 145]

On this episode I sit down with Andy Beningo from Live at Gotham. Andy started comedy 12 years ago while attending Central Michigan University. The last 10 of those years he has been performing full time. Splitting his time equally between clubs, corporates and churches, Andy is a clean comic who is not afraid to hustle. This week’s…

Best and Worst of 2017

BEST AND WORST OF 2017 [EP. 159]

Today I am joined by Jonnie W. and Brian Bates to discuss our best and worst of 2017. We kick it off with the worst shows because let’s face it that is more interesting! As years change we find ourselves reflecting back on the good, the bad, and the ugly. Regardless of how hard you plan…

LESLIE NORRIS TOWNSEND

STAR SEARCH, DISNEY AND LESLIE NORRIS TOWNSEND [EP. 131]

Leslie Norris Townsend lost her parents when she was in her teens. In order to support her three siblings, she started entering beauty pageants in hopes of bringing home a check. The awards also helped pay for college. The contests required her to do a “talent” which helped her develop her singing and innate ability to improvise.…

COMEDIAN GREG WARREN

GREG WARREN – TRUST YOUR GUT [EP. 126]

Greg Warren (most recently seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show and Comedy Central Presents) has built a strong fan base with an act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. His CDs, Running Out of Time (Sept 2013) and One Star Wonder (June 2009) hit #3 and #6 respectively in iTunes Top Comedy Albums. An honest mix of self-deprecation, frustration and…

comedy questions

AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL – COMEDY QUESTIONS [EP. 115]

Today I am joined by several recent writing students to answer their comedy questions. Specifically, we talk about: What is a good way to know that you should continue pursuing stand-up comedy? How many shows is a good barometer for getting your feet wet? When should you quit! The value in bombing (and recording it)…

SCHOOL OF LAUGHS PODCAST

100 EPISODES OF THE SCHOOL OF LAUGHS PODCAST

We did it. You did it. I did it. It was done. What is IT? 100 episodes! Woo hoo! This episode of The School Of Laughs Podcast is brought to you by Chelle Baxter, Peter Margaritas, Sandi Joy Chadwick and John Charlton – thanks! It is crazy to think that a couple of years ago…

JEFF ALLEN COMEDY

JEFF ALLEN OVERCOMING ALCOHOL AND ANGER [EP 089]

Have you ever struggled with alcohol, depression or meaningfulness in your pursuit of a comedy career? You’re  alone. Numerous comedians and entertainers get sidetracked by self-destructive behavior. Fortunately for us audiences everywhere, Jeff Allen was able to get his act together on and off the stage. This veteran comedian started in 1978 and weathered many…