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Interviews with comics about their day jobs, side hustles, and everything they're doing to survive in the world of comedy.

Interviews with comics about their day jobs, side hustles, and everything they're doing to survive in the world of comedy.
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United States

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Interviews with comics about their day jobs, side hustles, and everything they're doing to survive in the world of comedy.

Language:

English

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5125717599


Episodes

Ep 16: Telling Jokes & Dodging Bombs with Pete Stegemeyer

5/20/2019
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NYC comic and war veteran Pete Stegemeyer shares stories about getting his start in comedy while literally avoiding bombs in Afghanistan, the refreshingly "feminine" things that happened on base (like Man Love Thursday) and the time his troupe accidentally got high on opium.

Duration:01:12:24

Ep 15: From American Idol to Comedy Mom with Hollie Harper

5/13/2019
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NYC Comedian, writer, and producer Hollie Harper shares stories about her eye opening experience as a PA for American Idol, the development of her 10yr-running sketch comedy show, American Candy, and how being a mom has influenced her as a comedian.

Duration:01:04:56

Ep 14: Practically Famous with Alex Babbitt

4/22/2019
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NYC Comic Alex Babbitt talks about how he went from being the youngest comic on the scene - starting out at just 16yrs old - to getting to perform on HBO's All Def Comedy a few years later, and how being humble has played a role in his rise to fame.

Duration:00:56:41

Ep 13: The Trashy Journalist with Lucien Formichella

4/8/2019
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NYC Comic Lucien Formichella discusses his double life as a freelance garbageman AND journalist, and the hilarious scenarios that arise from both (like getting to cover the groundbreaking El Chapo case vs having to wait for Naomi Campbell to get off his vacuum cord)

Duration:01:08:08

EP 12: Moppin' and Grindin' with Stephen Bolles

3/26/2019
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NYC comic Stephen Bolles discusses what it's like to be a bar back at one of the most famous comedy clubs in the country, his #1 biggest customer pet peeve (which you've probably done), and why he's trying to expand beyond his usual drug-focused material. BONUS: Brandy and Dara join Stephen in a group beatboxing session.

Duration:01:03:25

Ep 11: Stripping and Fiddling with Jacq the Stripper and Rachel Green

3/12/2019
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In this special multi-guest episode, NYC comedy duo Jacq the Stripper and Rachel Green talk about their wide-array of money making talents and how being shunned at a comedy class led to a blossoming friendship.

Duration:01:08:54

Ep 10: From Syria to NYC with Misho Shakur

3/4/2019
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NYC comic and Syrian refugee Misho Shakur shares stories about growing up in the war torn lands of the Middle East, how he managed to learn english while having just 1hr of electricity per day, and the shaky escape that ultimately led to his pursuit of comedy.

Duration:01:08:39

Ep 09: Probably Not Smarter Than a 5th Grader with Jessica Saul

2/18/2019
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Comedian and Actress Jessica Saul shares stories about being a teacher to students who are way too smart, being a tour guide for opinionated (and probably racist) tourists, and how she developed the best Jennifer Coolidge impression you've ever heard. Edited by Paul Schreve: https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01af17f25b2cc895e9

Duration:00:57:28

Ep 08: As Seen on an Episode of Cops with Malia Sias

2/4/2019
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Comedian Malia Sias talks about her long-time career in fashion, her rise in the NYC comedy scene, and the first time she saw one of her designs on TV -- specifically, an episode of Cops.

Duration:01:13:23

Ep 07: The King of Confrontation with Barry Ribs

1/29/2019
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In our most aggressive episode yet, long-time comic Barry Ribs shares stories about ransacking Howard Stern’s management company in the 90s, his frustration with being a Christopher Lloyd look-alike, and how he got his start performing in urban rooms.

Duration:01:37:32

Ep 06: Consulting, Joking, and Relocating with Zahra Ali

1/21/2019
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LA-based comedian Zahra Ali discusses the differences between the NYC and LA comedy scene, how being a management consultant often means consulting idiots, and how she juggles her love of comedy vs an actual love interest.

Duration:01:15:45

Ep 05: Slinging Jokes 10,000ft in the Air with Justin Randall

1/14/2019
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Comedian and actor Justin Randall shares stories from his job as a flight attendant, his days at an all-women's college, and how he managed to escape the conservative cornfields of Kansas.

Duration:01:10:57

Ep 04: My Other Job is a Talk Show with Dave Columbo

12/27/2018
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Comedian and Actor Dave Columbo shares the sources of his comedic love affair, how he keeps up with a morning talk show (despite hangovers), and his crappy-customer intuition.

Duration:01:46:44

Ep 03: Funding a Guatemalan Sweat Shop with Brandy Thomas

12/27/2018
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Comedian Brandy Thomas shares stories about her first entrepreneurial endeavor, having a boss who refused to speak to her for a year, and how she once helped raise $15,000 for a Guatemalan sweat shop.

Duration:01:08:06

Ep 02: From Six Figures to Drink Tickets with Dara Jemmott

12/27/2018
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Comedian Dara Jemmott talks about ditching her glam, six-figure lifestyle in exchange for a uniform, drink tickets, and a chance to pursue comedy.

Duration:00:59:55

Ep 01: Wtf is this?

12/27/2018
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In Episode 0 of Comedians for Hire, hosts Dara Jemmott and Brandy Thomas discuss their plans for the podcast, how it came to be, and why you should probably give it a 5 star rating.

Duration:00:27:14