Zach Martina is a Comedy Castle favorite and a close friend of Tom. So let’s celebrate Zach’s headlining weekend over drinks and dinner and the great conversation that you’ll hear on this week’s podcast. You are a fly-on-the-wall, as Zach breaks down his quick ascent in the comedy world, how he quit his “regular” job for comedy and hear what he thinks the essential elements are for making it in stand-up comedy today. Zach plays three shows this Dream Cruise weekend. Tickets and more info can be found at the link below.
April Macie burst on to the scene with her appearance on season four of “Last Comic Standing” and quickly became a favorite of the Howard Stern show. She stole the show on “Snoop Dogg Presents: The Bad Girls of Comedy” and recently featured in the Netflix special; “Tiffany Haddish: She Ready!” She performs all over the world and recently had an Op-Ed published in the LA Times. A great comic and fascinating person, this is a really fun interview. Tix for April’s shows this week can be found at the link below.
It’s a big week at The Comedy Castle as Saturday Night Live favorite Chris Kattan returns to the club this Sunday. Chris performed at the club and visited this show back in January of 2020, and you’ll hear that interview with some contemporary comments by Tom – and it’s, um, interesting. Thanks again to Chris for doing the show back then – and we didn’t have to bother you this time! Also, local favorite Paul Piziks was a guest way back on show #2 in 2019. Now he’s headlining his first weekend at the club! Hear Tom’s vintage interview with Paul and come see him this weekend to see if he’s figured out who he owes a lot of money to! Tix for Chris and Paul’s shows can be found at the link below.
Stephen Agyei is an L.A. Based, Denver raised comic/actor who has appeared on Just For Laughs Digital, Viceland’s Flophouse, and NPR’s “All things considered” with Roy Wood Jr. He has performed on some of the most legendary stages in America including the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. As if all of this is not enough, we learn that he was a friend of our dear friend and Detroit comedy legend, Ricarlo Flanagan. A great conversation with an up and coming talent. Tix for this week’s shows Stephen can be found at the link below.
This week’s headliner, Brent Terhune, is the true definition of a Comic’s Comic. Great joke writer, flawless delivery, clever takes, and a nice guy. He’s one of several comics who have made themselves writing and performing on the legendary Bob & Tom Show as well as putting out a popular Dry Bar special called “Crooked Ginger.” Make sure to check out his last two albums, “Welcome to Bluff Creek” and “Mr. Turkey.” Brent also hosts a great podcast; “Field Trip With Brent Terhune.” Tickets for this weekend’s shows can be found at the link below.
Tommy Schneeman was named one of Caroline’s on Broadway 2022 breakout artists and we can see why. An excellent stand up who also writes, produces, and edits a hilarious and popular web series called “The Roomates In Law” along with fellow comic and this week’s feature act; Tim Smith. Tommy is one of eight kids, and you can tell his humor and wit were essential survival skills in his crowded and chaotic upbringing. Watch for big things from him in the near future and make sure to catch him at The Castle this weekend – tickets can be found at the link below.
This week’s headliner, Carmen Lynch is a powerhouse comic with an unbelievable portfolio of credits – The Tonight Show, Late Night With David Letterman, Conan, and Craig Ferguson are just a small sample. She performs in Spanish and English all across the country and has two must listen comedy albums available; “Dance Like You Don’t Need The Money” and “Vertically Obese.” She also has a great podcast, “The Human Centipod” which is available on all streaming services. Connie Ettinger is yet another “recovering lawyer” who’s found a home in the comedy world. One of the premier bookers in Michigan and a solid comic in her own right, she’s a fascinating character to speak with. There are four shows this weekend with Carmen and Connie – tix can be found at the link below.
This week’s headliner, Geoffrey Asmus is as in your face as it gets. A world class raconteur, top flight joke writer, and Johnny Rotten style provocateur. His brand new album “Prodigal Little Bitch” on 800lb Gorilla Records is a must listen. Check out his outstanding podcast “You’re An Idiot” and his website here. Geoffrey has four shows at The Comedy Castle this weekend. Tickets can be found at the link below.
This week’s headliner, Brad Wenzel is one of the top young comics to come out of the Michigan Comedy Scene in years. With three appearances on Conan as well as an outstanding debut on Third Man Records entitled “Sweet Nothings”, he is yet another example of good things happening to really good people. Check out all his upcoming tour dates at www.bradcomedy.com. Drew Harmon is an outstanding comic now back in Michigan after many years as a staple on the San Francisco Comedy Scene. So good to have him back in Michigan and making his debut on the Castle Podcast. Check out all of Drew’s info at www.drewharmon.com. Brad had four shows this weekend at The Comedy Castle. Tix can be found at the link below.
This special episode of The Comedy Castle podcast has Tom and producer Joel Fragomeni interview comedian Mike Young about his twelve years on the road as the opener of the late comedy legend, Bob Saget. As a Michigander, Mike tells of Bob’s love of Detroit and The Comedy Castle, Bob’s unusual path to the starring role on Full House, and why no small town Subway was safe from Bob on the road. Mike also shares the details of Bob’s tribute show – coming soon to Netflix! – with Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, John Mayer and more. It’s a wonderful talk, hat shows how big the heart of Bob Saget was, and how much he’ll be missed by everyone. Also, Mike talks his upcoming made-in-Michigan movie, “Stealing Jokes” and the hilarious way he stays so humble. If that’s not enough, this week’s headliner, Quinn Patterson, can be heard on an archive episode here, and tix are at the link below.