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Episode 21: Andrew Rivers on 4-Walling, Touring, and Putting Stuff Online

Sorry for the delay in posts recently! I am in the middle of moving to Los Angeles and have been on a pretty hectic schedule. Last week, I had the opportunity to interview the very funny, talented, and entrepreneurial Andrew Rivers. Andrew has several stand up comedy videos with millions of views online and has toured both nationally and internationally. In this episode, we cover the following topics: - Viral internet stand up comedy - Effectively promoting shows and 4-walling - What comedy...


Episode 20 1/2: Rob Schneider (Short)

In this short episode, I talk with Rob Schneider after I drive him home from Laugh's Comedy Club in Seattle! He gives me some great comedy advice. Full blog post on


Episode 20: Alex Hooper on Being a Big Lovable Weirdo

In this episode, I interview Alex Hooper. He has multiple TV credits, made a best selling comedy album on iTunes and Amazon, released a Pug Yoga calendar that was featured on Ellen, and is an all around loving and cool guy! We talk about resilience, following through with things, making cool shows, and much more.


Episode 19: Nicole Becannon, Roast Battling Pro

In this episode I interview my old friend Nicole Becannon and we talk about her rise to becoming the best roast battler in the west coast for a period of time. In this interview we also talk about grinding in the LA open mic scene and strategies for improving.


Episode 18: Producing Content with Jared Popkin

Hey Working Comic fans! Sorry for the delay again. I was on vacation with my girlfriend this past week at my family Lake House in New York. I tried desperately to post earlier, but there was negative internet out there... In this interview, I had the opportunity to speak with comedic actor and producer Jared Popkin. Jared has produced dozens of BuzzFeed videos with millions of views and is actively selling and pitching various comedy series'. Most importantly, he was my old college improv...


Episode 17: Multi-City Producing and Featuring with Erin Ingle

In this episode, I had the chance to speak with Erin Ingle. Erin is one of the first people I met in the Seattle Comedy Scene when I moved out here. My friend Nathan Mosher told me to message her when I came to Seattle because she is so friendly and well known within the scene. Erin is the Head Producer at Jai Thai's Punchline Comedy Shows - these guys put on some of the most happen' shows in Seattle. They're basically at the heart of the Seattle DIY Indie comedy scene. She also just...


Episode 16: Ryan O'Flanagan (30 Minute Comedy Central Special, American Vandal)

In this episode, I interviewed Ryan O'Flanagan. You may know him from his viral sketch comedy group Dead Kevin or maybe you've seen him in American Vandal, Corporate, or New Girl. In this enlightening episode we talk about: - Getting on Funny Or Die - Sketch comedy - Joining American Vandal - NACA and College Comedy - His Comedy Central Special - The pilot pitching process - Croissant Party 2k18 Enjoy this episode!


Episode 15: Emmett Montgomery Part 2, Character Work and Last Comic Standing

This is part II of my interview with Seattle's Favorite Comedian, Emmett Montgomery! Emmett is a stand up comedian, storyteller, puppeteer, character comic, curator of talent, and just a quirky cool guy. You might’ve seen him at Bumbershoot or on Last Comic Standing! Emmett talks about a ton of cool stuff in this interview including: - Coming up with new characters - Why watching drag and professional wrestling will make you funnier - How to do comedy professionally against all odds - Having...


Episode 14: Emmett Montgomery, Comedian and Cultivator of Human Emotion

Hi Working Comic Fans, this is a very epic episode! I interviewed Seattle's favorite comedian, Emmett Montgomery. Emmett is a stand up comedian, storyteller, puppeteer, character comic, curator of talent, and just a quirky cool guy. You might've seen him at Bumbershoot or on Last Comic Standing! I really enjoy this interview because it gives Emmett a chance to showcase his incredible storytelling skills. He is absolutely captivating and runs some really cool unique shows in Seattle that will...


Episode 13: The Joke Editing Process with Sarah Martin

Hey Working Comic Podcast fans, I had a very interesting episode with Sarah Martin. In this episode we cover the joke editing process and talk about the following: - What bits to do at open mics - Which bits to develop - How to allocate stage time at mics - Recording sets - Reviewing your recording - The New England Comedy Scene


Episode 12: Bill Conway, Co-Founder of TheHardTimes.Net (1m+ unique visitors per month)

In this interview, I speak with Bill Conway and we discuss his experience creating The Hard Times, an online satirical newspaper with over 1,000,000 unique visitors every month. In this episode we talk about: - Creating viral content - The nature of the internet landscape for comedy - Leveraging social media for your comedy career And more! Hope you all enjoy this one.


Episode 11: Natalie Holt (Comedian and Producer), How to Run a Great Open Mic

In this epsiode, I was lucky enough nto meet up with Natalie Holt. Natalie is a leader in the Pacific Northwest Comedy scene. She produces several shows and runs the famous Comedy Undergroud Open Mic, the longest running comedy open mic in Seattle. Natalie has appeared at Seattle's large Bumbershoot festival, the 208 Comedy Festival, Asheville Comedy Festival, and 10,000 Laughs. In this interview we talk about some of the following: - Natalie's first stand up comedy experience - The state...


Episode 10: Chris Reinacher, Former BuzzFeed Star, Going Viral and STILL Being Funny

In this interview, I had the privilege of meeting with Chris Reinacher. Chris is a former Buzzfeed celebrity and current writer, actor, improvisor, filmmaker, and editor to name a few. He has over 800k followers across his social media platforms and has mastered the craft of making viral content that is ALSO funny and doesn't sacrifice comedic integrity. In this interview we talk about a lot of cool things including: - Being in a popular sketch group - Learnings from BuzzFeed - Dealing...


Building UCLA Comedy Scene featuring Nathan Mosher

In this episode of Working Comic Podcast, I co-host with one of my best friends, Nathan Mosher. Nathan Mosher is a stand up comic based out of Los Angeles. He helped me start and run Shenanigans Comedy Club which has grown to be one of the biggest comedy groups at UCLA. In this more free-formy episode, we share our experiences producing shows and developing a comedy scene from the ground up. We recorded this out of my girlfriend's car in Westwood right before performing at Boyband at The...


Episode 8: Kortney Shane Williams (Best in Northwest), Opening for Chappelle, Producing an Album

I had a great phone interview with Kortney Shane Williams - one of the TOP comedians of the Pacific Northwest Comedy Scene. We talk about what his experience was like getting into comedy, how to produce a comedy album, how to open for Dave Chappelle and Hannibal Buress, what moving to New York TWICE is like (and back), and some tips for up and coming comics! Enjoy!


Episode 7: Susan Jones, Road Warrior & Prepping for EVERYTHING from Bar Shows to Cruises

Hey guys, welcome to Episode 7 of Working Comic Podcast. In this episode, I had the privilege of interviewing the great Susan "Cupcake" Jones. Susan is a nationally touring comeidan that has toured with Dana Carvey and Rob Schneider. She's been featured on several networks and just dropped her 30 minute album on Ride TV. In this conversation, cover the following topics: - Handling crowd work - Preparing for different types of shows (i.e. bar show, club show, theater show) - Building a 30...


Episode 6: Ahmed Bharoocha, Different Comedy Scenes, Nailing a Late Night Set, and Sketch Comedy

This past Sunday, I had a fantastic interview with Ahmed Bharoocha. He was generous enough to have Marlina (my girlfriend) over his house on a Sunday evening even though his little baby was sleeping. Ahmed is a stand up comic featured on Conan O'Brian and Comedy Central (30 minute special), was featured in Montreal's Just for Laugh's, has a viral sketch comedy channel called Dead Kevin, and is on Adult Swim's Dream Corp LLC. In this conversation we cover a variety very interesting topics...


Episode 5: Michael Rousselet, from Cult Leader to 5 Second Films to Cyanide and Happiness

I had the amazing opportunity to interview the Michael Rousselet. Michael is one of the original members of the viral success YouTube channel '5 Second Films' which has featured Patton Oswalt and Weird Al Yankovic, he wrote the comedy movie 'Dude Bro Party Massacre III', is currently a writer for the popular online cartoon site 'Cyanide and Happiness', and STARTED the cult following for the movie "The Room." He is a very cool guy and I gained a lot of valuable insight about writing and...


Episode 4: Dave and Angela Dennison (Small Comedy Scene Club Owners)

I had the privilege of interviewing the owners of Laugh's Comedy Club, Dave and Angela Dennison, last night! Laugh's Comedy Club is located in the U-District of Seattle and is near and dear to my heart because it is the location of the first open mic I did when I moved to Seattle in August. This interview is very insightful and covers what it's like being club owners, how national headliners are booked, how shows are marketed and produced, what costs go into operating a comedy club, the...


Episode 3: Gina Ippolito (TV Writer), Building Community, Doing EVERYTHING, and How to Be A Writer

In this episode, I had the privilege of interviewing Gina Ippolito. Gina is a professional TV Writer, Actor, Producer, Host, and V.O. Artist. She wrote for 'Regular Show', 'Powerpuff Girls', College Humor, Screen Junkies, CBS Diversity Showcase and currently Disney's "Bunk'd". She also started the LA Comedy Jobs page with 12,000 members and actively teaches Sketch Comedy classes. We discuss how she became the successful writer she is today, her writing process, and building the comedy...