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Rob Speer is a comedian and graduate from the Second City Training Center in Chicago. He has featured and headlined at venues throughout the south and mid-west including the Big-Little Comedy Fest, Snubfest, and two years at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. He's also tanked a marriage, one real engagement (and one fake one he did for reality TV), a few careers, landed in some mental hospitals, and found the most wisdom and humor in exploring other people's stories, the ones that made them who they are or made them stop being who they were. Drug dealers, mental patients, convicts, soldiers, and even his ex-wife all sit down to laugh at the pain.

Rob Speer is a comedian and graduate from the Second City Training Center in Chicago. He has featured and headlined at venues throughout the south and mid-west including the Big-Little Comedy Fest, Snubfest, and two years at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. He's also tanked a marriage, one real engagement (and one fake one he did for reality TV), a few careers, landed in some mental hospitals, and found the most wisdom and humor in exploring other people's stories, the ones that made them who they are or made them stop being who they were. Drug dealers, mental patients, convicts, soldiers, and even his ex-wife all sit down to laugh at the pain.
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United States

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Rob Speer is a comedian and graduate from the Second City Training Center in Chicago. He has featured and headlined at venues throughout the south and mid-west including the Big-Little Comedy Fest, Snubfest, and two years at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. He's also tanked a marriage, one real engagement (and one fake one he did for reality TV), a few careers, landed in some mental hospitals, and found the most wisdom and humor in exploring other people's stories, the ones that made them who they are or made them stop being who they were. Drug dealers, mental patients, convicts, soldiers, and even his ex-wife all sit down to laugh at the pain.

Twitter:

@rob_speer

Language:

English

Contact:

412-407-2PGH


Episodes

Ollis Hanley

12/1/2017
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Host Rob Speer interviews/tries to keep up with guest Ollis Hanley as he talks about alcoholism, quitting drinking, and going on House Arrest the day this podcast comes out.

Duration:01:01:00

Sex Abuse Mixdown 1

11/15/2017
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This week, we speak with local artists and people workign in comedy and music scenes nationally about the wave of abuse accusations to discuss their opportunities.

Duration:00:59:01

Damn Near Killed 'Em- Jim Ellermeyer

11/10/2017
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Jim Ellermeyer is a behavioral health therapist. He also has an interesting past. Listen to his conversation with Rob Speer about his battles with addiction and how he's come to a better place in life.

Duration:00:57:22

Damn Near Killed 'Em- Jessie Cramer

10/5/2017
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Scared of needles and completely uninked, host Rob Speer was still fascinated by the art and culture of tattoos. I've been a comic and I know what it's like to see bad comedy. I wanted to know what the world, bad tattoos and all, looked like through the artist's eyes.

Duration:01:00:00

Allison Bowser

9/27/2017
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Host Rob Speer has found some of the most interesting people he knows in mental wards and other rock-bottom places, and this week interviews Alison, a fellow patient with him at St Clair Hospital earlier this year, to talk OCD, Bipolar, and watching someone come off steroids.

Duration:00:58:38

Kevin Military Interview

9/23/2017
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This week, host Rob Speer sits down with an ex-army intelligence analyst who helps him realize a) everything in his TV drama-soaked mind is wrong and b) He doesn't ever want to have to do calisthenics with a hangover in the desert.

Duration:00:58:46

Favorite Stories

9/7/2017
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This week on Damn Near Killed 'Em, host Rob Speer is pretentious enough to do a clip show 7 episodes in. These are great stories, either from upcoming guests, or unaired clips from recent interviews, plus two stories that I've just always loved and wanted on the record.

Duration:00:58:09

Damn Near Killed 'Em- Emily Wagner

8/30/2017
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Host Rob Speer sits down to interview his ex-wife, Emily Wagner, to talk about what they each did wrong in the past, what they're trying to do better now, and how mental health affects and affected their relationship

Duration:00:59:51

Damn Near Killed 'Em- Meaghan Gick

8/5/2017
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Rob Speer has never been outside the county, except on a 3-day choir trip to Canada. So, this week, he sits down with Meaghan Gick, who recently came back from living off the land in Africa to discuss the effect that travel had on her.

Duration:01:00:00

Damn Near Killed 'Em- Brandon Randall

8/5/2017
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On this week's Damn Near Killed 'Em, host Rob Speer discusses his time at western Psychiatric Hospital with a patient he met there, talking about how they got through, what helped them the most, and the literal craziness of living on a mental ward.

Duration:00:59:03

Damn Near Killed 'Em- Ron Man Molinero

8/4/2017
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This week's Damn Near Killed 'Em features Ron Molinero, a Pittsburgh radio personality who, like host Rob Speer, also suffers from ulcerative colitis. He discusses how this changed his life, but how he kept it from changing his career.

Duration:00:59:59

Damn Near Killed 'Em- Green Room

8/4/2017
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On this week's Damn Near Killed 'Em, host Rob Speer sits down with a weed dealer who discusses his business, how he's operated for over 12 years, and the ins and outs of the marijuana game.

Duration:00:58:30