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Comedian Tim Barnes invites artists and performers to tell him funny true stories. Powered by TheWhiskeyJournal.com and WBEZ.

Comedian Tim Barnes invites artists and performers to tell him funny true stories. Powered by TheWhiskeyJournal.com and WBEZ.
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Comedian Tim Barnes invites artists and performers to tell him funny true stories. Powered by TheWhiskeyJournal.com and WBEZ.

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Episodes

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#78: Comedian/Writer Robin Thede (LIVE!) [Explicit]

10/13/2016
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Comedic actress and writer, Robin Thede, made history when she joined Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore as head writer. She joined It’s All True! host Tim Barnes at a live show in Brooklyn’s Union Hall to talk about her late night TV experiences, what the White House Correspondents dinner was really like, growing up in a trailer park and much, much more.

Duration:00:15:25

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#60: Storyteller Kevin Allison

8/5/2015
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Kevin Allison talks about the formation of "The State" on MTV and how he delved into personal storytelling leading up to the creation of his hit series "RISK!" His headlining story is about how you're never on stage alone.

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#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#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

IAT Ep#49: Comedian Baratunde Thurston

4/14/2015
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Comedian and writer Baratunde Thurston describes the thought process behind his best selling book "How To Be Black," and reveals how he aims to connect technology with humor as CEO and co-founder of Cultivated Wit. His headlining story revolves around his bizarre and enlightening experience in the country of Georgia.

Duration:00:22:00

IAT Ep#48: Comedian Brian Babylon (LIVE!)

4/13/2015
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Comedian and radio host Brian Babylon tests out new material, and describes his epic rise and fall in wealth during his first summer job. Brian records his first comedy album this May.

Duration:00:18:14

IAT Ep#44: Comedian John Roy

1/26/2015
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Comedian John Roy talks about starting off in the early Chicago stand-up scene and describes one of the worst road gigs ever. Host Tim Barnes confesses that he always thought John was black. John Roy began his comedy career in Chicago, where he studied Improv at Second City and the Annoyance Theater. He moved to Los Angeles in 2004. He has appeared on numerous television programs including Conan, The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, and CBS’ Star Search, where he was...

Duration:00:25:00

IAT Ep#43: Comedian J.F. Harris

1/20/2015
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Comedian J.F. Harris discusses what it means to be a road comic, the toll comedy takes on relationships and more. @jfharris_Comedy

Duration:00:17:01

IAT Ep#42: Comedian Will Miles

1/12/2015
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Will Miles talks the difference between doing stand up in Chicago vs. New York and tells one of the worst dating stories ever.

Duration:00:17:13

IAT Ep#40: Comedian Dwayne Kennedy

12/22/2014
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Dwayne Kennedy discusses his ups and downs in stand up comedy and tells an incredible true story about his inadvertent psychic capabilities.

Duration:00:23:21

IAT Ep#37: Writer Britt Julious

12/1/2014
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Britt Julious (Vice, Chicago Tribune) explains her writing style, and what it's like interacting with readers on the internet. That, plus her real life headline "Young Black Feminist Slut-Shames Ex-Boyfriend," and the story behind it! Twitter: @britticism, @alltruepodcast, @TimBarnes451

Duration:00:20:28

IAT Ep#33: Comedian Jonathan Katz

11/3/2014
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Jonathan Katz chats with Tim about starting his comedy career in New York, working in Comedy Centrals Dr Katz Professional Therapist and how he comments on being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in his material. He also tells a string of hilarious true stories.

Duration:00:14:46

IAT Ep#28: Writer/Comedian Daniel Kibblesmith

8/11/2014
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Daniel Kibblesmith (The Onion) joins It's All True! to discuss the origins of the ClickHole website, the secret to The Onion's sense of humor and the writing process for his book "How To Win At Everything." Lastly, Daniel tells a hilarious true story about the time he fought an autobot. Like, for real kinda.

Duration:00:18:27

IAT Ep#24: Comedian Liza Treyger [Explicit]

7/14/2014
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Comedian Liza Treyger (Chelsea Lately, Comedy Central) talks with host Tim Barnes about her influences, both comedic and alcoholic.

Duration:00:13:41