TIMMY BOYLE: COMEDY CIRCUIT [EP. 23]

Timmy Boyle has received rave reviews for his unique comedy styling, as emcee or headline act, at various events in Canada & The United States.  He’s been a featured performer on the nationwide Date Night Comedy Tour and can be seen regularly across Ontario as founder & host of The Circuit: Canada’s first clean comedy circuit.  Most recently, Timmy was a Clean Comedy Challenge finalist at the legendary Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, CA.

TIMMY BOYLE SHOW NOTES

  •  What’s the deal with Helen Keller?
  •  Classic comedy influences.
  •  Connecting with comedian Leland Klassen.
  •  Why Timmy’s start in stand-up comedy is on DVD.
  •  Producing live comedy.
  •  Creating a “Comedy Circuit.”
  •  Timmy’s Instagram LIVE show Calling Comedians in Quarantine.

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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MAKING LAUGHTER IN THE HOME: REBECCA KENNEDY [EP. 20]

 

These times are crazy, to say the least.  In this special episode, my lovely bride Rebecca Kennedy and I share some thoughts and tips on making laughter happen in our home.

SHOW NOTES

  • Differences in what makes us laugh
  • Snuffing out stress
  • The advantage of being calm people
  • Finding humor in crazy places
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Being quarantined
  • Doc can’t stand rosemary

And much more!

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ZOOM COMEDY: BRANDON SKELTON [EP.19]

 

Brandon Skelton was born to not only preach, but bring the funny!  Although he’s only been at the comedy game two years, he’s learned a lot along the way.

BRANDON SKELTON SHOW NOTES

  •  Being a pastor and working comedian
  •  Performing for teenagers
  •  Marketing to your audience
  •  Learning from performance mistakes
  •  Tips for doing live video comedy
  •  Booking Zoom live comedy shows
  •  The value of virtual comedy
  •  The Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast

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CONVERSATE: SHAWN MATHENIA [EP. 18]

 

Shawn Mathenia is a veteran comedian based out of Memphis, TN.  In this fun chat we talk a variety of topics, including:

SHAWN MATHENIA SHOW NOTES

  •  Shawn having been adopted
  •  How his comedy has changed over the years
  •  Unintentionally offending people at church shows
  •  Shawn’s little daughter telling jokes with him on stage
  •  Conversate with Shawn Mathenia

And a whole lot 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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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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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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