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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DEAF COMEDY: CHRIS RUPPE [EP. 06]

Chris Ruppe grew up in a small town and was raised by deaf parents. Chris was the class clown and made terrible grades. Somehow he went on to graduate from college and get a masters degree. Chris has been a pastor, consultant and has worked with several 501c3 organizations. Chris does comedy and speaking engagements with several adoption related charities to raise awareness and funds to support this great cause.


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CHRIS RUPPE SHOW NOTES

  •  Being raised by deaf parents
  •  Working jokes about deaf people
  •  Being offended by other people’s real life experiences
  •  Doing warm-up for TV shows
  •  The downside of longer joke setups
  •  Using comedy to raise money for charity

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THE POWER OF JOKES: CHRIS WINELAND [EP: 04]

Chris Wineland is one of the most in-demand comedian’s and writers of today!  He has brought laughs to millions for over a decade and has written for Emmy Nominated “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”  Pursuing his love of late night comedy, Chris co-created the acclaimed Christian late night show Next Week with Jeff Durbin.”  He’s performed on the show Huckabee and is currently the host of the online late night sensation, The Monologue Show.”

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WORKING COMEDY: JOEL BYARS [EP: 02]

From the age of six when he stole the microphone during a church play, Joel Byars wanted to be a stand-up comedian.  After college he performed his first set in Knoxville, TN and never looked back.  He has a lot of irons in the fire that include hosting and  producing his hit podcast Hot Breath!  Plus Joel just filmed his first stand-up special and shares his thoughts on making the production happen!

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JOEL BYARS SHOW NOTES

  •  Putting a business degree to use in comedy
  •  Comedy influences include Sinbad, Kevin James & Mitch Hedberg
  •  The time an audience member walked out
  •  Why comedians should have a podcast
  •  The time Joel interviewed (wink) Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump!
  •  Joel’s concerns on how people may react to politically incorrect comedy specials

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