BRIAN BATES: CAREER CHANGE [EP. 21]

 

Brian Bates got his comedy start later in life. Since launching his comedy career, he’s toured comedy clubs and theaters across America with national headliners like Henry Cho and Nate Bargatze. Brian can be heard weekly on Laugh USA on Sirius satellite radio.

 BRIAN BATES SHOW NOTES

  •  Why stand-up comedy?
  •  Taking the School of Laughs
  •  Leaving a solid career
  •  Comedy after quarantine
  •  Advice on becoming a full time comedian
  •  The Anne Frank House joke

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TV PRODUCING and COMEDY: ANDY FREEMAN [EP. 12]

 

Andy Freeman is the Senior Producer of Huckabee, filmed near Nashville, TN. 

Andy is a wealth of knowledge in TV Production, comedy and life.

 

 

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ANDY FREEMAN SHOW NOTES

  • Andy’s comedy influences.
  • Doing stand-up comedy in college.
  • Growing as a comedian with the likes of Emo Philips.
  • Why clean comedy is supreme.
  • How comedy has changed.
  • How comedy changes lives.
  • The true danger of Political Correctness.
  • What Andy looks for in booking stand-up comedians for the show.
  • Dennis Regan’s set on Huckabee.

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DEFENSIVELY OFFENDED [EP. 10]

What is Defensively Offended?  It ‘s being offended for someone else assuming they will be offended.  In this short episode I unpack why we should stop assuming our friends, family and even people we don’t know will be offended.  I propose we should trust they have the maturity and even desire to take in jokes they may relate to.

 

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THE UNEMPLOYED ALCOHOLIC: AARON SORRELS [EP.09]

For anyone else, The Unemployed Alcoholic would be a woeful badge, but Aaron Sorrels wears it with a smile.  Pursuing recovery while facing rejection from the job market was painful.  He battled identity crisis, depression and anxiety — But he also found purpose.  Now he helps people laugh while highlighting recovery and faith.

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AARON SORRELS SHOW NOTES

  •  The Unemployed Alcoholic?
  •  Finding joy in recovery.
  •  Using comedy to impact lives.
  •  Meeting his wife in middle school.
  •  First time on stage was at LaughFest.
  •  Clean Comedy Time

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LAUGHING THROUGH THE PAIN: JOBY SAAD [EP.08]

Growing up in Nashville Tennessee, Joby Saad read of Harry Houdini and was performing children’s magic shows most weekends by age 12. He eventually became a stand-up comedian and hasn’t looked back.  Creating the character The Village Idiot, Joby’s big break came from his starring role on an episode of the family friendly television series Bananas Comedy in 2005. Then in 2006 came the Warner brothers “Thou Shalt Laugh” starring Patricia Heaton from “Everybody loves Raymond“. Featuring seven of the nations top clean comedians it went on to become the highest selling comedy DVD within its genre.  Joby is currently a judge and performer for the annual Clean Comedy Challenge which promotes clean comedy for younger comedians as well as veterans comics.

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  • Joby’s shares about his good friend, the late-great comedian Brody Stevens.
  • Starting as a magician.
  • Trying to understand why bullies bully.
  • Joby inspires the late-great Michelle McNamara to marry a comedian.
  • Creating characters.
  • Creative outlets.
  • Suicide jokes.
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