Ricarlo Flanagan left Detroit to make it in Hollywood as a comedian. He did – and he’s back this weekend at The Comedy Castle and talking with Tom McCarthy on the podcast. Ricarlo talks his move to L.A., what it means to be back in Detroit, a hypothetical heckler attack, the Brady Bunch house and much more. He’s a Motown original who’s done good in Hollywood, so come check out Ricarlo this weekend at The Castle!
Indiana’s Jeff Bodart talks being an illustrator as his other job, Tom plugs the DIA as an afternoon destination in Detroit before his weekend headlining the Comedy Castle. Jeff’s humor and mid-western charm make for a funny conversation – check out his shows this weekend! Tom later sat down over drinks with Melanie Hearn, this weekend’s feature act, to discuss getting their family’s love through comedy, the lousy shows they did as young comedians, and bemoan a complete lack of hot sauce.
All three comics join Tom McCarthy on this week’s show. Headliner Dave Dyer talks working the road, his history in broadcast radio, and a special guest asks a few questions, too. Dave is one of the best around and this is a fun listen. Feature act Billy Reno discusses stage names, and emcee Bart Dangus shares his experience running “alt” comedy shows. A great preview of this week’s shows at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle!
This week’s headliner is Bill Bushart, who last appeared on this podcast’s debut episode. Bill and Tom went out for pizza, beer and a round of Trivial Pursuit. It’s a breezy conversation that ranges from remaking classic TV, to Demi Moore’s career, to the rules of polo. One guy wins the game, but there’s nobody loses when Bill is on the Comedy Castle stage. Catch him this weekend!