Malignant Brain Humor (comedy)
Had a chat with Pastor Tom Ryberg about Good Friday, dirty hippies, and the appropriation of religious iconography by non-religious folk. Fun!
 

Tom is a pastor at the United Church of Christ, presently serving a church in Battle Creek, MI. Check out this article he wrote for the Battle Creek Inquirer about guns, crime and humanity.

 

About the 5 Min Podcast: I'm working together with the people at sparemin.com to take calls from anyone and everyone, a few of which will make it into my podcast feed. If you want to talk with me for five minutes about Comedy, the world, the mind or anything else that you think I'd dig, look me up, I'm @mike on sparemin (https://www.sparemin.com/Mike), and our chat will be posted on there and possibly on here.

Direct download: Good_Friday.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

Welcome to our second 5 Minute podcast. I'm working together with the people at sparemin.com to take calls from anyone and everyone, a few of which will make it into my podcast feed. If you want to talk with me for five minutes about Comedy, the world, the mind or anything else that you think I'd dig, look me up, I'm @mike on sparemin (https://www.sparemin.com/Mike), and our chat will be posted on there and possibly on here.

On today's episode I talk with Myq Kaplan, who just started a kickstarter to fund his new music album. Check out the video and help him get money to make music here!

Finally you can check out all the full length previous appearances Myq's made on my podcast below:

Direct download: Myq_Kaplan_5_Minute_podcast.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Welcome to our first 5 Minute podcast. I'm working together with the people at sparemin.com to take calls from anyone and everyone, a few of which will make it into my podcast feed. If you want to talk with me for five minutes about Comedy, the world, the mind or anything else that you think I'd dig, look me up, I'm @mike on sparemin (https://www.sparemin.com/Mike), and our chat will be posted on there and possibly on here.

Inaugurating this series is previous guest of the podcast comedian and scholar Andrew Heaton. Check out his full length episode here, and check him out online here.

Coming up next: Myq Kaplan.

Direct download: 5_Minutes_in_Heaton.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

Sam Dingman is a radio producer, podcastronaut, storyteller and writer in Brooklyn, NY. He makes podcasts at Panoply, and previously made radio shows at On the Media. He is a winner of the Moth GrandSLAM, an MLB Fan Cave Top 30 finalist, and his work has been featured on RISK!SplitSider, UCB’s "A Funny Thing," TBTLThe Billfold, the First Person Arts Festival, The Los Angeles Comedy Festival, Seattle Sketchfest, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and beyond. He makes radio shows in his living room, where he also watches Baltimore Orioles games through gritted teeth, usually while drinking tawny port.  You can reach him via email at samdingman at gmail dot com, or on Twitter @samdingman.

Also, we went to high school together. Surprise!

Direct download: Sam_Dingman_Final.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

Holiest of Molies, get your rolliest of pollies to the showiest of showies!

Ahem. All that is to say, we'll be talking religion at this month's Malignant Brain Humor. Our panel features comedic voices from the religious to the non. Bring your Jewish guilt, your catholic shame or your non-denominational self-esteem and enjoy the show!

As always, if you have comedy vids that you especially like which touch on or around the subject, please post them below! I will watch them and be available to discuss them here or in person at the show.

Religiolously yours,
Mike


On the show this month we've got:

Myq Kaplan
@MyqKaplan
(Conan, Letterman, Ferguson, Comedy Central, Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myq_Kaplan))
http://myqkaplan.com/

Sarah Pappalardo
@yourpappalardo
(Co-founder of Reductress, Second City, IO Chicago)
http://www.sarahpappalardo.com/

TJ Young
@ThatTJ
(The Beards of Comedy, Comedy Central, MSN)
http://www.thattj.com/

Andrew Tavin
@AndrewTavin
(Awooga Comedy, Podcast Monsters, College Humor)
http://andrewtavin.tumblr.com/

Also, Dominic has a degree in theology, so this could get real fuckin' real. :D

Direct download: MBHumor_Live_-_Religion_EDIT.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

Loved this panel. Check them out on the episode and individually.

Hey. Sometimes people say words. And then other people get angry at them. And then we fight over whether the people who got angry were wrong to get so angry or if the people who said the words were wrong to say the words. WHO'S THE REAL VICTIM HERE? WHO DO I SHOOT? (Non-Trigger warning: There will be no shootings at the show).

We'll be talking about political correctness. Is it a thing? Is it too much of a thing? Does it tarnish the good name of Politics? Is it even that correct?

The people on this show. They're phenomenal. You are going to like them and it. And I'm going to like you for coming.

These are their names.

Jordan Temple
@JordyPloy
(MTV's Decoded
http://jordantemple.flavors.me/#

Joe Zimmerman
@joezimmerman
(Conan, Comedy Central Half Hour, Universe City Podcast)
http://www.ZimmermanComedy.com/

Joe Zimmerman
@joezimmerman
(Conan, Comedy Central Half Hour, Universe City Podcast)
http://www.SarahKComedy.com/

Rae Sanni
@RaeSanni
(It's About Us Podcast, KATG)
http://ehraesalright.tumblr.com/

 

Direct download: Political_Correctness_Podcast_Edit.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

I sit down with Micah Sherman (High Maintanence, The Second City, Improv Asylum, iO, Annoyance Old School Sketch Show, Please Be Seated) and Dan Hirshon (Funny Cakes Comedy, Grandma’s Favorite, Miracle Workers, and Kandid Films), to talk about their new sketch album, John Rodgers: Idiot. We also talk about Donald Trump and Kanye West a lot. :D

Micah & Dan On the Web

http://micahsherman.com/

http://danhirshon.com/

Get the Album: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/john-rodgers-idiot/id1015517947

 

Direct download: Dan__Micah.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT

First in our monthly live at The PIT series (next recording is on May 14th, tickets will be available here soon).

This show was a rousing success, great audience, great guests. Still figuring out how to mic everyone up and get the best audio for the recording but I think you'll enjoy this one. If you dig the show please subscribe and rate us over at iTunes!

Guests include:
Chemda Katg of Keith & The Girl (she's the girl) - http://chemda.com/
Sarah Kennedy, Albuquerque's funniest comedian who isn't in Breaking Bad. Also
Albuquerque's funniest comedian.
http://www.sarahkcomedy.com/
Jaqi Furback of official comedy, and the-30.com
http://www.jaqifurback.com/
Rae Sanni of the The Three A-Negroes podcast.
http://ehraesalright.tumblr.com/

Also, hop on over to the brand new Double X section of the website, where I've collected the interviews that I did with women over the course of the show. Super funny folks.

Direct download: MBHumor_Live_Women.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:49am EDT

Lance Weiss is a hilarious comedian and a delight to chat with. He was a Top 4 finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”, and  on NBC’s “The Today Show,” MTV, Bravo, PBS, NY1, Sirius/XM, Cosmo.com, AOL.com, Aboveaverage.com, NY Times, NY Post, NYmag.com, Comcast as well as in AT&T and Kit Kat Commercials.  He was a semi-finalist in the New York Comedy Festival’s “NY’s Funniest Standup Competition,” and has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, San Francisco Comedy Festival and a bunch more.  Earlier this year he performed my first one man show, “Wine And Questions With Weiss” at The Pit Theater in NYC.  FinalIy, he co-produces an awesome comedy show – “Gandhi, is that you?” in the lower east side of Manhattan every Wednesday night.  It was part of the NY Comedy Festival and also headlined Carolines on Broadway. It's a good show. Go see it. 

 

In other news, there's a live Malignant Brain Humor episode coming to the PIT on April 24th, we'll be talking about women in comedy. Come out and join in the fun! Tickets are here: http://thepit-nyc.com/event/malignant-brain-humor-women-in-comedy/

Direct download: Lance_Weiss.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:11am EDT

82: Anxiety, Alcohol, Catholicism, & Jason Sáenz

Just  coming off a stint writing for Night of Too Many Stars I talk with Jason Carlos Sáenz, hilarious comedian, improviser, writer on UCB's award winning maude team Onasis. Jason was a New Face at the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival and is the mind behind #SaenzSigns, which you should definitely check out (A couple are below, go check out the rest). Check out his upcoming webseries "Foxworthy and Friends," and if you're in NY go to the premiere party this Saturday in Brooklyn at Videology.  

 

 

Direct download: 82-Jason_Saenz.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT

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