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IAT Ep#79: Comedian Shalewa Sharpe (LIVE!) [Explicit]

10/20/2016
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Comedian Shalewa Sharpe joins Tim Barnes at a live recording in Brooklyn’s Union Hall to talk New York vs. Atlanta, the origin of her album Stay Eating Cookies and to tell a story about solid advice from a mysterious grocery store employee.

Duration:00:17:53

IAT Ep#74: Rapper ShowYouSuck (LIVE!) [Explicit]

9/8/2016
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Recorded in October of 2015, this episode features Tim Barnes in conversation with Chicago rapper, ShowYouSuck. They talk music, life, and pot brownies. Plus! A bonus live lie detector test conducted by comedian Erik Niewiarowski.

Duration:00:23:41

IAT EP#73: The Puterbaugh Sisters (LIVE!) [Explicit]

8/25/2016
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Recorded in October of 2015, this episode features Tim Barnes in conversation with the Puterbaugh Sisters. The Puterbaugh’s are a sister comedy duo, and here they talk about their conversational style of stand-up, why the show they created with Beth Stelling called Entertaining Julia was so successful and tell a few Halloween hook-up horror stories,

Duration:00:18:12

IAT Ep#72: Musician/Writer Tim Kinsella (LIVE!) [Explicit]

8/18/2016
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(2015)The It's All True! Podcast features interviews with the most creative voices in comedy, writing, performance and music and asks them to tell one funny, very true story. Host, Tim Barnes, chats with musician and author Tim Kinsella about his musical and writing career. Kinsella shares an incredible true story that involves nudity and a blonde wig.

Duration:00:18:32

IAT Ep#69: Comedian Chris Redd (LIVE!) [Explicit]

7/28/2016
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(2015)The It's All True! Podcast features interviews with the most creative voices in comedy, writing, performance and music and asks them to tell one funny, very true story. Host, Tim Barnes, chats with comedian Chris Redd about finding his voice in Chicago and getting used to casually meeting celebrities in Hollywood. It's all capped by Redd's headlining story of running away from home.

Duration:00:12:14

IAT Ep#67: Comedian Sara Schaefer (LIVE!) [Explicit]

1/6/2016
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The It's All True! Podcast features interviews with the most creative voices in comedy, writing, performance and music and asks them to tell one funny, very true story. In this episode, Sara Schaefer discusses the highs and lows of late night, the non-traditional path to her comedy career and tells the story of a grade school best friend break-up. [Special Thanks: The Comedy Exposition, Ray Teresi (Sound Engineer), Matthew Kirk.]

Duration:00:20:31

IAT Ep#66: Comedian Mo Alexander (LIVE!) [Explicit]

12/11/2015
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The It's All True! Podcast features interviews with the most creative voices in comedy, writing, performance and music and asks them to tell one funny, very true story. In this episode, Mo Alexander talks about his 78 day experience in the hospital, why he’s listed as a writer for Scary Movie, and tells a story that’s too true to be false. [Special Thanks: The Comedy Exposition, Ray Teresi (Sound Engineer), Matthew Kirk.]

Duration:00:19:45

IAT: Extended Azhar Usman Interview

8/31/2015
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This is an extended version of an episode aired earlier on WBEZ, featuring the full interview with Azhar Usman, described by some as "America's Funniest Muslim." He talks about discovering comedy as an outlet and ​how he deals with stereotypes both in life and through humor.

Duration:00:49:26

IAT Ep#62: Comedian Sean Donnelly

8/20/2015
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Sean Donnelly talks about his upcoming Comedy Central special and the “all comedians are insecure” stereotype. He also shares a true story about the time he and his friends hit a cop with a paint can after they got busted for graffiti in Long Island.

Duration:00:21:28

IAT Ep#61: Reductress Editors, Beth Newell & Sarah Pappalardo

8/11/2015
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In this episode, "It's All True!" host Tim Barnes talks to Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo. They created the popular satirical women's magazine known throughout the internet as "Reductress." The conversation delves into a dissection of the people who take fake news stories seriously and the negative aspect of certain media outlets tailored for women. Their headlining story is all about a creepy dude at a bar.

Duration:00:16:10

IAT: Extended Dwayne Kennedy Interview

6/23/2015
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This extended interview from episode 40 of "It's All True!" highlights comedian Dwayne Kennedy's beginnings in Chicago, the ups and downs in his career and his insights on working with W. Kamau Bell and Arsenio Hall.

IAT Ep#58: Author Lizzie Skurnick

6/22/2015
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Writer Lizzie Skurnick talks about growing up as a black woman who can "pass" as white, her new book "That Should Be A Word" and tells the humorous true story of how she chose the right sperm for her pregnancy.

IAT Ep#57: Comedian Ramon Rivas

6/8/2015
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Comedian Ramon Rivas talks about the magical world of racial ambiguity and how he started out in the Cleveland comedy scene. (Photo: Rustin McCann)

IAT Ep#56: Comedian Greg Proops

6/2/2015
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Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) talks about starting off in the California bay area comedy scene, the writing process for "The Smartest Book in the World" and why he thinks soul music cures the blues. His headlining story involves philosophy, danger and Mars Bars. www.gregproops.com | www.alltruepod.tumblr.com

IAT Ep#55: Comedian Clark Jones

5/26/2015
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Clark Jones describes starting his comedy career in Chicago and what the transition to New York has been like. He delves into the different styles of comedy seen in the north and south sides of Chicago and tells the story of his first case of romantic heartbreak.

Duration:00:20:20

IAT Ep#54: Comedian Nick Vatterott

5/18/2015
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Andy Kaufman Award winner Nick Vatterott talks about the difference between comedy clubs and alternative rooms as well as the division between stand up comics and improvisors. His headlining story centers around his time touring with Second City and trying his hand at performing in a Turkish comedy club.

Duration:00:24:10

IAT Ep#53: Comedian Azhar Usman

5/11/2015
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Comedian Azhar Usman is described by some as "America's Funniest Muslim." He talks about discovering comedy as an outlet and ​how he deals with stereotypes both in life and through humor. His headlining story will make you laugh and maybe even tear up.

Duration:00:25:00

IAT Ep#52: Comedian Katie McVay

5/4/2015
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Katie McVay talks about the formation of The Comedy Exposition (Chicago's DIY stand up festival), how Nicki Minaj changed her life and why she moved to Chicago to pursue comedy. Her headlining story involves her life long fear of cats coming into reality in the the worst, most hilarious way possible.

Duration:00:19:45

IAT Ep#51: Comedian Lil Rel

4/27/2015
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Comedian Lil Rel Howery talks about starting off in Chicago and navigating the comedy scene divided by a segregated city. He delves into how the sketch comedy show "Friends of the People" was formed after the ill fated reboot of "In Living Color," and describes his influences ranging from Eddie Murphy to strangers on the street. His headlining story involves karate, birthdays and taxi drivers.

Duration:00:24:03

IAT Ep#50: Comedian Andy Kindler

4/20/2015
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Comedian Andy Kindler talks about what it was like during the tail end of the comedy boom and beginning of the alternative comedy scene in the 80's. He also dives into his love for taekwondo, his addiction to Twitter and more! It all ends with his headlining story, "Young Child Figures Out Way To Avoid Severe Embarrassment."

Duration:00:24:20