In this episode we welcome to the show New York based stand-up Shaun Eli.
Shaun tells us about the New York stand up scene both pre and post covid. He also discusses writing for Jay Leno opening monologues back in the 90s, performing in 5 continents (not 7, yet), the ripeness of Netflix specials, auditioning for the first Last Comics Standing, Woke/Cancel Culture and his views on the Simpsons recasting.
We also consult with Shaun on his Irish sounding name, at least it is not Declan and you can find him on his website, BrainChampagne.com.
“Shaun writes the kind of smart comedy I like to use in my opening monologue.” – Jay Leno
Sir, what say ye with your fat face?
Me thynkith ye shuld bere a very good bace.
To a pot of good ale or ipocras,
Truly as I you say.
Hold up your hede,
Ye loke lyke lede,
Ye wast myche
Evermore from day to day.
Bon jowre …
On this episode we got two Icelandic comedians, Eyvindur Karlsson and Þórhallur Þórhallsson, also just known as Thor as Dave was too confused by the first one. The guys come on an explain how a country as small of Iceland can have a volcano that no one else on the planet can pronounce. They also discuss the state of comedy in Iceland and explain to Dave what a Belly Brother in Law is …
On this podcast we welcome American native, but Cork resident Dakota Mick. In taking a break from discussing cancel culture Mick discusses one of the most formative comedians of his life, Richard Pryor.
Discussed are the man himself, black culture on humor in the United States and are there any gigs running in Ireland at all at the moment. Dave tries as usual to wrangler a gig some where, with the same hilarious results.
On this podcast we are delighted to have on American standup comedian, Carter Anderson. Carter discusses what it is like to be a black comedian in America, particularly now in the world torn apart with Covid pandemics, new elections and Black Lives Matters protests.
Carter is based in Texas and also runs his own podcast, Geek’d Out.
Iestyn discusses his art form, Cabaret Comedy, but we also delve into comedy characters, Madame Galina, woke culture and Iestyn’s book, My Tutu went AWOL, which describes how Iestyn found himself behind the wire in Iraq entertaining the troops while also trying to figure out how to get teas stains out of his tights and not get stuffed in a tank.
On this episode we have Staten Island native Mickey Burns. He is the host of the celebrity interview show Profiles on the NYC Media. He is also the Network President of Quest Media Entertainment, Inc.
Mickey discusses his TV show, Profiles, which has produced over 500 episodes. The challenges the format has endured under lockdown and how his show and the rest of the TV production in New York city exits lockdown.