Podcast #193: Genivive Clinton

A member of the Detroit comedy scene that is doing great things is this week’s guest and emcee at the club, Genevive Clinton. Now an Austin, TX resident and regular at The Comedy Mothership, Gen tells Joel of her journey to Austin, her many appearances on Kill Tony, and how her relationship with a fellow comic has made her comedy better. She also opens up about struggling with mental illness – which has become a hilarious bit – and Joel shares his little-known family history with it as well. Genevive has a bright future ahead of her, and it starts this weekend with headliner Brian Simpson at The Comedy Castle. Tix at the link below.

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Podcast #192: Josiah Jones & Sam Tallent

It’s a double-feature this week! Wednesday headliner Josiah Jones sits in-studio to talk with his opening act, Joel, about his rise to headlining The Comedy Castle, doing Showtime at the Apollo, playing the Comedy Store in LA, and how his experience in the ministry has helped his comedy. Josiah was a student of Joel’s Advanced Comedy Class and its a special full-circle moment this week. Later (at the 28:45 mark), weekend headliner Sam Tallent calls in to talk otters in Japan, his great book Running the Light, Norm Macdonald, Detroit freeways, Juggalos, and much more. Will a Detroit legend do a guest set this weekend? Listen to find out. Get tix for Josiah and Sam’s shows by clicking here or at the link below.

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Podcast #191: Will Green

Will Green has been a staple of the Michigan Comedy Scene for years, but on this podcast Joel learns of Will’s beginnings in Maine, his worst show ever in a pole barn and much much more. Turns out Joel and Will met years before all of that, but Joel can’t remember! Ouch! Hear how Will developed his storytelling style of comedy, his success as a former teacher who is funny, and find out the very best place in Europe to visit. It may surprise you! Will headlines Thursday July 11th, before Chad Daniels performs the rest of the weekend. Tix at the link below.

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Podcast #190: Blain Hill

Blain Hill makes his headlining debut this weekend at The Comedy Castle and Joel talks to him on this show. Blain tells of his start in comedy, how he ran a showcase at one of Detroit’s most infamous bars, and why looking as young as he does is an advantage in comedy. Plus, Pistons, movie talk, and a comedy superstar stopped by unannounced this weekend and it was really cool. Blain has three shows over the holiday weekend – tix at the link below.

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Podcast #189: Mary Santora Returns

Mary Santora is living her best life and talking to Joel about her upcoming weekend at The Comedy Castle. Mary tells of making the big comedy move to New York, how to get the good spots at NYC clubs, what she learned by being an opening act and so much more. Plus, are Midwest one-nighters in her past? We’ll find out. Let’s hope so! Catch Mary this weekend at the club – tix are linked below.

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Podcast #188: J.D. Witherpoon

J.D. Witherspoon makes his Comedy Castle debut this weekend and tells Joel about his upbringing as the son of comedy legend John Witherspoon, the worst places to do comedy, and how he got his start with the encouragement of a inebriated comedy club impresario. Plus, hear a hilarious story about a young J.D. and Katt Williams – Katt lives up to his reputation here! Should be a really fun weekend with J.D.! Tix at the link below.

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Podcast #187: Steve Byrne

Steve Byrne is no stranger to The Comedy Castle, but this is first, true headlining weekend and it should be a total blast. Steve Tells Joel about his beginnings at The Comedy Cellar in NYC, the weird circumstances around his (an another) Amazing Jonathan documentary, and about his terrific film The Opening Act, the perils of a young comedian on the road. Steve also describes how Jo Koy got hosed on that Golden Globes gig and how he’d be terrible at a roast. Steve is a dynamic and hilarious performer, so start your summer right this weekend with a great show.

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Podcast:186: Jason Jamerson Explains Rap Beefs

Jason Jamerson returns for his second Comedy Castle headlining weekend in under a year! Joel asks about his start in stand-up comedy, talks about ways to stretch your act to fit, and the guys who gave him good advice along the way. Plus, hear Jason’s hilarious skit about the drive-thru, and he tries to explain Kendrick vs Drake to the clueless host of this podcast who genuinely doesn’t know who those guys are! Jason is an exciting, funny, young talent, so catch him over this holiday weekend, if you can.

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Podcast #185: Brent Terhune is THE Alpha Male

Brent Terhune has gone viral as “Alpha Male”, but he is also one of our favorite headliners and a great guest on this show. Brent tells Joel of his high school start in comedy, what it’s like to write for the Bob & Tom Show, and how his viral fame has led to him making weird Cameos. Plus, bad behavior at comedy clubs is no joke! Get Brent’s horror movie podcast here, and hear his suggestions for a good, scary time. Brent is here all weekend – get those tickets now!

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Podcast #184: Maz Jobrani Is Truly International

Maz Jobrani has played all over the world, so it’s a real privilege to bring “Mr. International” to this show and to The Comedy Castle. Maz talks the challenges of beating the international censors, why audiences are the same the world over, and why all American immigrants start out as Italians. Hear a great story about Maz’s start at The Comedy Store and he’ll tell us what it was like to perform at The White House! Maz is one of the world’s best comics, so get your tickets for this weekend’s shows.

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