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Every Wednesday guests tell embarrassing, strange, possibly even horrible stories from their past, just so we can laugh at the pain of it all.

Every Wednesday guests tell embarrassing, strange, possibly even horrible stories from their past, just so we can laugh at the pain of it all.
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Every Wednesday guests tell embarrassing, strange, possibly even horrible stories from their past, just so we can laugh at the pain of it all.






#80: "Occupational Hazards" - Jeremiah Watkins

Before Jeremiah Watkins was a regular at The Comedy Store and performing with Kill Tony, he was working some shitty jobs. We talk about him working at a racist country club, an Italian restaurant that burned down after his shift and not getting any respect at the car wash. Also, Joe shares why a polaroid of him is still on the wall of a chinese buffet in Columbus, Ohio. Follow Jeremiah on Instagram @jeremiahstandup Check out Jeremiah's pod Jeremiah Wonders Follow Joe on Instagram...


#79: "Rock Bottom(s)" - Craig Conant

Comedian Craig Conant has some crazy stories to share. Today we talk about his alcohol and drug infused past, which led to a variety of ridiculous, sad, but ultimately funny experiences that resulted in him getting arrested, fired and doing community service at the beach. Sober now, Craig reflects on what it finally took for him to hit rock bottom, how he changed his life for the better and why it's not a great idea to fart on your boss. Follow Craig on Instagram @craigconant Check out...


#78: "Teenage True Romance" - Grady Welch

Grady Welch, like Joe, had an awkward, bumbling and humiliating go of things romantically as a teenager. They talk about two incidents that stand out and in many ways haunted them for years to come. New episodes return next Wednesday! Follow Grady on Instagram @shadygradyjames Follow Joe on Instagram @flandangerous Follow BTGS on Instagram @badtimesgoodstoriespodcast Watch this episode @


#77: "The Death of Innocence" - Hallie Cooper

Merry Christmas! Hallie Cooper had an awkward, weird and ultimately humiliating sexual experience in a movie theater during middle school. If that wasn't bad enough, she had to tell her parents, in detail, what happened. It was a rough time that thankfully Hallie is able to laugh about now. Also, Joe talks about the first time he shaved his pubes and the embarrassing aftermath at the breakfast table. Write a review of the show on Itunes/Apple pods, screenshot it and email to...


#76: "Peggers Can't Be Choosers" - Jade Catta Preta

Jade Catta Preta (Hulu's Future Man) talks with Joe about the two years since her long-term relationship ended. Filled with plenty of self-love and self-care, travel to her home country of Brazil, and a dash of sex parties, awkward hookups and the desire to peg a dude. Also, Joe talks about a failed cross-country road trip with a girl that for some dark reasons, did not go well. They also talk about butts. A lot. Watch Jade in the new season of Future Man on Hulu premiering January...


#75: "Sketchy Times at the Karaoke Bar" - Emilie Hagen

For two days, Emilie Hagen worked the crazy underground Karaoke scene in LA. She talks about the odd (and unknowingly funny), uncomfortable cast of characters she interacted with and the unsettling final night that ended the whole ordeal. She and Joe also talk about the Boxcar Children, being propositioned for a threesome, performing in the high school marching band at a jail and why she should learn to say NO. Watch Emilie host EIGHT SHOWS at the Helium Comedy Club December 27-29, 31. For...


#74: "Three Crazy Whiffs of Death" - Steven Briggs

Steven Briggs is killing it in the comedy game. He also has nearly been killed three times. He talks with Joe about surviving a serial murderer, blacking out on a jetski and a wicked car accident that got even more surreal thanks to the odd cast of characters he interacted with in the aftermath. Also, Steven talks about performing for the troops all over the world and "touching" experience he had with a gorilla in the jungles of Ethiopia. Write a review of the show on Itunes/Apple pods,...


#73: "Dated & Dumped By Two Best Friends" - Hannah Kirby

Joe broke up with guest Hannah Kirby the same day she met his family for the first time. It was a dick move and they talk about it. They also talk about the fact that years later, she and Joe's best friend starting dating behind his back and the drama and fallout from that. Oh, and how he dumped her in an even worse way. She's a trooper. We also talk about Hannah's new company STABLEish that focuses on everyday self-help and self-love items. You can check them out @ Follow...


#72: "A Series of Mortifying Events" - Audrey Stewart

Audrey Stewart has a knack for inadvertently exposing herself and/or what is coming out of her to others. It doesn't go well. She talks with Joe about accidentally going full frontal at a dinner party and some other classy stories. It is truly and unequivocally a hoot. Follow Audrey on IG @audreystewisart Follow Joe on Instagram @flandangerous Watch this episode @


#71: "Morbid Birthdays & Failed New Years'" - Brian Sutow

Holidays and birthdays haven't been kind to guest Brian Sutow. Not one but both of his grandfathers' died on his birthday. He also broke up with his girlfriend on Valentine's Day and felt the consequences the following New Year's Eve. Also, Joe shares a tale of new years woe as he didn't kiss the girl (who had driven two hours to spend the holiday with him) at midnight. Why didn't he kiss her? Because of Zach Braff! Follow Joe on Instagram @flandangerous Watch this episode @...


#70: "Homeless Models & Super-Glued Ears" - Caitlin Alyn

Caitlin Alyn dated the same guy throughout most of her 20's, so now she's playing catch-up. She talks about the crazy world of dating, (including unknowingly dating a homeless model), how men like her body now but not when she was in middle school and some early weird/creepy sexual experiences that set her back a few years. You can listen to Cailtlin's podcast, SINGLE AF wherever you listen to pods. Follow Caitlin on Instagram @caitlinalyn Follow Joe on Instagram @flandangerous Watch...


#69: "Religious Catfish & a Failed One-Night-Stand at Grandma's House" - Kevin Nahai

Guest Kevin Nahai (The Other Side) has been catfished not once but twice and he laughs about it with Joe. Also, Joe talks about a failed one night stand while living with his Grandmother in North Carolina. The shooting at Tree of Life temple in Pittsburgh is a tragedy that sadly we have seen far too many times. If you'd like to support the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) or find out more about the great work they are doing both for Jewish individuals as well as immigrants of all kinds,...


#68: "Some Drugs, a Robbery & an Ass Kicking" - Steve Lee

Steve Lee did his share of drugs back in the day. While he’s sober now, he shares two epic stories with Joe that include: theft of said drugs, pizza, a royal butt kicking, skittles and a peak into an alternate reality. Throw in a trip to Tower Records, guys with baseball bats and a janitor with some sage advice and you've got yourself a wild time. Be sure to watch the STEEBEE WEEBEE Show on Youtube! Listen to Steve's music @ Follow Steve on Instagram...


#67: "Finding the Funny" - Vanessa Johnston

Comedian Vanessa Johnston and Joe embark on a mission. To find the funny in some unfunny topics; Vanessa talks about growing up with a Mom suffering from schizophrenia who was in and out of state institutions and an emotionally distant dad. At age 7 she was the woman of the house, making dinner for herself and siblings while avoiding visits from Child Services. The good news? Her childhood experiences helped Vanessa develop a strong work ethic that has led to her thriving in the...


#66: "Shitty Pants and Crappy Chairs" - Josh Edelman

Comedian/Magician Josh Edelman walked 20 blocks and took two trains in the dead of winter in New York City with terrible food poisoning so his boss could see that he was sick and couldn't come to work. Then he shit his pants and had to walk home. Josh and Joe talk about how many lives he ruined that fateful day, a skeptics convention in Las Vegas and the time Joe terribly misread signs with a one-night-stand that ended with him waiting outside her apartment presenting a piece of street...


#65: "Lockdown in Utah" - Rachel Wolfson

Comedian Rachel Wolfson can identify with certain aspects of Orange Is the New Black thanks to her high school experience. While she stresses it wasn't as bad as jail, she attended a lockdown "boarding" school for troubled teens, run by Mormons in Utah. She talks about her crazy 14 months there, as well as growing up in Las Vegas, having a Mom that put away OJ Simpson (the second time) and the eye-opening experience of attending the PornHub awards. Follow Rachel on Instagram at...


#64: "Tumultuous Transitions" - Robin Tran

Comedian Robin Tran has transitioned plenty of times. From a virgin to non-virgin, a non-driver to a driver to a non-driver again and lastly, from a man to a woman. And none of it was easy. We talk about what it's like dating someone from a liberal family when you're a minority, Robin's fear of driving in LA and the moment she realized she identified as female--and her girlfriend's reaction. Watch Robin's HULU special by searching Robin Tran. Follow Robin on Instagram @RobinTran04 For...


#63: "Sad Eyes Selling Mops" - Laura Hughes

You know when you look at a picture of someone smiling and you can tell by their eyes that they're dead inside? That was Australian comedian Laura Hughes while she was selling mops and giving demonstrations at various grocery stores, cleaning the mansion of Germany's Next Top Model and dealing with American creditors. Also, Joe talks about the time he thought he was going to be kidnapped by a gang. WATCH this episode on Youtube @ Follow Laura on Instagram...


#62: "Rub and Tug Flub" - Stevie Starlight

Musician Stevie Starlight thought he found love at a massage parlor--what he actually found was himself holding a declined credit card, an angry half naked masseuse and a towering security guard chasing after him. And that's when things got really crazy. Joe and Stevie also talk about the horrors of a clogged toilet. Listen to Stevie on Spotify here! Follow Stevie on Instagram For more info about BTGS check out


#61: "An Affair to Remember to Forget" - Dhruv Uday Singh

Guest Dhruv Uday Singh has been on both sides of an affair; in India, his highschool girlfriend broke his heart after he made her a homemade (and rather scandalous) Valentines Day website and years later, he found himself a major player in an affair with a women who had an affinity for a specific type of dirty talk. Shockingly, neither of these stories end well. Follow Dhruv on Instagram @dhruvudaysingh Listen to Dhruv's podcast "I'm Too Effing High" on Itunes! Watch Joe's comedy series...