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Follow comedian Chris Waelti’s journey for self-improvement as his more successful friends tear him down in order to build him back up, one personality trait at a time.

Follow comedian Chris Waelti’s journey for self-improvement as his more successful friends tear him down in order to build him back up, one personality trait at a time.
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Follow comedian Chris Waelti’s journey for self-improvement as his more successful friends tear him down in order to build him back up, one personality trait at a time.




Ep38 - Matt Gifford

This week sit down with friend and comedian Matt Gifford. He came all the way from Chicago to talk the origins of participating in a creative endeavor with Waelti aka The Shit Show, how it feels like you have to start over in the comedy scene when a new generation of comics enter and learning how to recognize when somebody is taking advantage of the attention you give them and having the confidence to cut those ties. On a positive note, Waelti takes initiative by taking steps to start every...


Ep37 - Rachel Carter

This week Waelti sits down with friend and author Rachel Carter and proves that he’s on his best behavior in front of female guests. They talk about the shared experience of “writing what you know” and reminisce about the first night they met and about how making out with someone’s sister can make you less attractive to them. Steve points out that while Waelti makes everything about himself he still blames others for his problems.


Ep36 - Brad Hagen

The week we invite friend and comedian Brad Hagen to discuss when sex made him abandon his religion, the striking similarities between being a dog walker and being a mover and how you should avoid going on a camping trip with someone who has a prince albert.


Ep35 - John Rosenberger

This week, we invite friend and comedian John Rosenberger on to talk nicknames, the virtues of fist fighting your dad, avoiding group sex with dog the bounty hunter look-alikes and creative ways for setting an alarm clock if you’ve destroyed your phone in a fit of rage.


Ep34 - Lawrence Weibman

This week we invite friend and Senior Producer Lawrence Weibman to talk about the moment Waelti decided that he wanted to become a comedian when he grew up, how the right timing is just as important as finding the right person to date and how there’s no timetable for success.


Ep33 - Nick Maritato

On this episode, we finally get back to talking about Chris’ comedy career with comedian and friend Nick Maritato. We hash out which came first - much like the chicken or the egg - chris’ sad personality or sadness as a bit, if he will ever be ready to record a comedy album and if he should take a little advice from ancient philosopher Marcus Aurelius and say “fuck fame” and give up on trying to make a living doing comedy.


Ep32 - Sharron Paul

This week we invite Comedian, Actor and Activist Sharron Paul to talk how Wealti can relate to the dunk tank clowns being phased out in America, his first experience going to the laundromat and how she can help fulfill his dreams of getting pegged.


Ep31 - Steve n' Tyler

After an aborted attempt to quit the pod, Waelti talks one on one with with Steve about how being over-exhausted negatively affects his mental state. They catch up on Waelti’s romantic and sexual endeavors - including what it’s going to take to get pegged. There’s also a special appearance by Steve’s little brother for the last half of the episode to catch up on if any of Waelti’s advice is working.


Ep30 - The Alexes

On a very special 30th episode, Waelti brings on two of his best friends — Alex McKenzie and Alex Robinson a.k.a The Alexes — to recap their trip to Waelti's "happy place" a.k.a. Larryfest. The guys talk about Waelti overcoming one of his fears, giving up on Twisted Tea, and the night they sat in a barn while a man named Kieth danced around in only his underwear playing Climax Blues Band on vinyl.


Ep29 - Will Winner

On the loudest episode yet, we sit down with Comedian and Co-Host of the podcast The Good, The Dad and The Ugly, Will Winner to discuss the scent of a room after sex, how the treatment of your penis impacts your quality of life, how talking about beastiality won’t have a positive effect on your podcast rating and if Waelti's sadness is part of the persona he created that he can't escape from.


Ep28 - Mara Marek

On this episode, we invite comedian and podcaster Mara Marek to discuss penis sizes, how Waelti is walking a new path as a sex addict and if he has a crush on one of his male friends.


Ep27 - Neal Stastny

This week in Waelti, we invite Comedian Neal Stastny to talk about inadvertently offending women with our choice of words, Waelti finally doing the mature thing when it comes to confronting women and an update on Steve’s little brother in the wake of more disastrous behavior.


Ep26 - Brad Austin

On this episode of Independently Waelti, we bring on good friend and comedian Brad Austin to wish him a farewell as he departs to the land down under. As a new dad, Brad tries to deduce how good of a parent waelti might be (if he should even be one at all) and impart some wisdom on the old Waelt dog.


Ep25 - Scotland Green

On the hottest day of the year in NYC, we blast the AC and sit down with Comedian and Wrestling Manager In-Training Scotland Green to talk amateur wrestling, if pissing in living room but cleaning it up before your roommate finds out makes you a bad roommate and how dollar stores need to step up their game.


Ep24 - Steve Chat Recap

After 24 episodes Waelti and Steve talk about how far Waelti has come and where he plans on going from here. Steve also fucks up the episode count and convinces Waelti they are on Episode 25 the whole time.


Ep23 - Max Fine

Waelti and comedian friend Max Fine discuss their mutual dislike of being at parties full of other comedians, disgusting foods they love as well as dive into a favorite topic of the pod, “ shitting your pants.”


Ep22 - Courtney Maginnis

Friend and Comedian Courtney Maginnis returns to Independently Waelti to give Waelti fashion tips, make improvements to his online dating profile, and explain how thinking too far ahead can negatively impact the present. We also find out that Chris is capable of genuine happy emotions as he shares some exciting news.


Ep21 - Rebecca

On this VERY special episode, we find out that it's not always a bad thing to share sex partners with your best friend as Waelti invites the girl who took his virginity on to rehash the encounter and explain how it's affected the way he's looked at dating and sex ever since.


Ep20 - Maria Heinegg

The father's day episode! Waelti and comedian Maria Heinegg discuss how having a fun-time party dad has influenced his drinking habits and what approaches to sobriety he should look at. Chris also promises abstinence from alcohol until July 4th as a baby step to setting longer term goals for himself.


Ep19 - Joel Walkowski

Waelti and close friend, former coworker, and fellow comedian Joel Walkowski talk breaking down and hitching a ride from Maryland to NYC strapped to the bed of tow truck, how Chris not taking advice is not a new thing, and why inviting your new roommate to help you on a moving job half-way across the country can strain a friendship.