BRIAN APPRILLE: UNCOMMON COMEDY [EP.22]

Brian Apprille is a stand-up comedian, voice actor and motivational speaker who performs across America.  Brian’s career took a turn for the serious in 2009 when he developed facial paralysis as a result of a rare disease called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.  Now an activist and a comic at once, Brian raises awareness of facial paralysis and inspires hope in fellow suffers with plenty of belly-laugh healing along the way.

BRIAN APPRILLE SHOW NOTES

  •  The ex factor.
  •  Career motivation.
  •  Trying new jokes.
  •  How Brian incorporates impressions in his act.
  •  Filming with Dry Bar Comedy.
  •  Going on stage during difficult personal times.
  •  Ramsey Hunt Syndrome
  •  When self-deprecating humor offends people.
  •  Cancel culture.
  •  Political humor.
  •  Stealing joy and giving your joy away.
  •  What comedians can give.

And much more!

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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

And lots more!

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CREATING A COMEDY CLUB: DENNIS TOOLEY [EP.16]

Dennis Tooley shares his journey in co-creating Gutty’s Comedy Club.  Located in Greenwood, IN, Dennis and his business partner Steve Rivera are putting in the work to make their dreams of owning a successful comedy club a reality.

Gutty’s is currently in a contest with other businesses for a chance of winning a $50k grant!  Vote daily thru March 8th! (click here to vote now)

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DENNIS TOOLEY SHOW NOTES

  • Starting a comedy club.
  • Marketing their business.
  • The value of family friendly comedy.
  • Political Correctness and comedy.
  • The NEW Gutty’s Comedy Club app.

And a whole lot more!

 

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SCHOOL OF LAUGHS: RIK ROBERTS [EP.15]

Rik Roberts keeps his humor relevant and easy to relate to.  Rik mots recently can be seen in his half hour Dry Bar Comedy special.  His emphasis on storytelling paved the way towards his speaking career.

Just like in comedy, Rik keeps the pace of his keynote programs up using stories, facts, current events, visuals and crowd participation to make the points relevant to each group.

Aside from his keynotes and comedy shows, Rik teaches comedy writing workshops across the country and online through his School of Laughs and can be heard through his School Of Laughs Podcast.

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RIK ROBERTS SHOW NOTES

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DEFENDING APU [EP. 14]

 

In this episode Jared Lovrak and I talk about The Simpson’s character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and voice actor Hank Azaria‘s decision to stop voicing Apu.

 

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APU SHOW NOTES

  •  The origins of Apu.
  •  Why Apu is a hero.
  •  Why people find the character offensive.
  •  Why Hank Azaria is stepping down from the character.
  •  Will this lead to more character’s being abandoned for the sake of political correctness?
  •  What racial stereotypes look like outside the United States.
  •  Why not laugh?

And lots more!

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Oprah Winfrey Announces Every American Wins Iowa

Last night’s Iowa Caucus blunder has left many wondering just what the heck is going on.  In fact, an Iowa farmer was overheard saying “what the heck is going on?”

With Democratic hope slipping away, Oprah Winfrey stepped up in unprecedented fashion announcing every American has won Iowa.

When asked about this, Bernie Sanders said “this does not fit with the socialist agenda” leaving his supporters even more confused.

In unrelated news, 300 million people are expected to attend the tonight’s State of the Union Address.

Bear In Motel Lobby Angry It Had To Make Waffles

Recently in Colorado, a bear walked into the lobby of a motel.

The bear quickly became irate when he realized he had to make his own waffles.

Upon check-in, guests are now given one can of bear spray, a shotgun and a hunting license.

 

Senator Mitch McConnell Set to Vote Against Impeachment While His Third Chin Is Not So Sure

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell has made it clear he believes impeachment attempts by Democrats against President Donald Trump is a “sham” and he’s voting against it.

But when asked, McConnell’s third chin says it “isn’t so sure.” It then gobbled.

Will Senator McConnell give in to his third chin?  We shall see.

Nancy Pelosi Unveils Port-O-Confessional

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi recently snapped at a reporter when asked if she hates President Trump.  Pelosi said she takes her Catholic faith serious and hates no one.

She then unveiled the key to her success in being the perfect Catholic: Port-O-Confessional.

“This is perfect for any Catholic in my line of work, or any line of work, that requires lying, cheating, spying and the occasional homicide.”

Her “subordinates” say she’s in there at least five times a day, but it’s unclear if she’s in there to confess or simply relieve herself as the Port-O-Confess has a convenient multi-use.