Mon, 20 October 2014
Zach Sherwin 3: Epic Rap Battler and excellent MC-about-town Zach Sherwin makes his 3rd appearance to the show. We talk about his varying styles, collaborations with Watsky, and more while I am wildly over caffeinated.
If you'd like to listen to our first two chats, where we talked about the structure of comedy in rap and his shedding of the name MC Mr. Napkins or his appearance on the live show, both are great, and available here and here).
Check out the episode and check out a bunch of Zach's videos (including the song featured in the episode, "stage name,") on the website at: https://mike-blejer.squarespace.com/mbhumor/2014/10/20/76-forms-formats-and-zach-sherwin-3
Fri, 17 October 2014
The multitalented Julie Sharbutt is an excellent and articulate actor, improviser, writer and producer. She and I discuss relationships, friendships, comedy, dramedy, gender politics, the necessary selfishness of artists, ego, inequality and unearned orgasms! We also discuss the excellent movie she wrote and directed, Moved, and so much else! I forgot how much I loved this episode till I went back and listened to it. Wowza!
Watch her movie on November 9th at the Big Apple Film Festival (details at http://movedfilm.com/)
Her TV appearances include a recurring role of "Stacie" on The Good Wife and Person of Interest. Films include The Weekend, Maladies, The Last Day of August, True Story, Admazons and others, and her own feature which she wrote and directed, Moved. Julie is a proud volunteer and Smart Partner at New York's 52nd Street Project. She learned to drive in 2014 (New York native), she is an accomplished horsewoman and artist (unrelated), and she likes kittens, hiking, and thunderstorms.
You can see her perform every week at The Peoples Improv Theatre with her house team Coyote and every month at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Gravid Water.
Check her out online at
and at http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/3261
Wed, 1 October 2014
The very hilarious Kevin McCaffrey is on the podcast today, though also in the past by quite a bit. Kevin's a touring comedian who's worked with Tru TV and Letterman, and since appearing on the Podcast Kevin has appeared on Letterman, and in my humble opinion did a fantastic job. Well done Kevin!
In order to speed up the process of getting these podcasts out to you I'm going to take a break from the production elements involved in recording a pre-show introduction and making personalized covers. Instead I'm going to try to get more episodes out on the regs and then release little minisodes in between if I have something I'd like to share or I think you might dig. There may be a little rockiness at the outset while we work things out, but I think ultimately this is going to make for a better body of podcasting.
If you disagree with any of this, I want to hear from you! Drop a line over at http://www.mikecomedy.com/contact. We've also just activated the new MBHumor Call in line at (202) 695-2549. If you'd rather speak than write, call that line and leave a message, and let me know if you're willing to have it be on the podcast and I'll see about making that happen. Technlogy! Questions, thoughts, feelings, and feedback of any sort are welcome.
Kevin's Podcast: http://www.collegestories.org/
Kevin on Twitter: @KevinMcCaff
New episode of College Cooking up, Open Carry Cooking! Check it out over at Mikecomedy.com/ccnnews and http://collegecooking.com/channels/news-feed?episode=open-carry-cooking After an appearance from one of his regulars, CCN was recently mentioned on the Howard Stern show, which I'm told is a good thing. Well done us (I wasn't involved).
More live show announcements coming up soon!