Norm Stulz is a legend at the Comedy Castle and he talked to Tom before his upcoming shows on September 5 – 7. Norm talks about his unique start in comedy, the difference between jokes and stories, having a day job as a comic, and how to have fun at a funeral. It’s always a good time when Norm’s on stage, so don’t miss these shows! Also on this podcast, Advanced Comedy Class instructor Joel Fragomeni runs down his philosophy on teaching comedy (if that’s even possible) before his upcoming fall sessions of the class. Call the club at 248-542-9900 to inquire about comedy classes – you might end up on stage with Norm some day!
It’s a special replay of the interview Tom did with The Amazing Johnathan from this past May on this week’s show. Johnathan just had a new documentary released on Hulu this past week, so we thought it was time. Not that there wasn’t another documentary released in the spring, but we won’t worry about that now. They’re both fascinating, as is this interview. If you missed it before, or are listening again, enjoy!
Bob Phillips is the most well-dressed comedian in Michigan. Thankfully he’s funny, too and he’s the co-headliner this weekend at The Comedy Castle. Tom sat with Bob at a local tavern to discuss how the suit doesn’t necessarily make the man, the magic behind his own podcast, The Sal and Bob Show, and how a faux pas in a foreign language can mess up a nice trip to Montreal. Bob co-headlines along with Steve Lind this big Woodward Dream Cruise weekend, so don’t miss these shows!
Another Detroit comic done good returns to the Comedy Castle this weekend, as J. Chris Newberg jets in from LA for four big shows. Chris talks about his experience on America’s Got Talent, his background as a rock n’ roller, his beginnings in the Detroit comedy scene and why you shouldn’t do an hour of comedy if you don’t have an hour. Chris is honest, charming and humble on this show, but he’s a brutally funny and caustic on stage. If you’re coming to the show – you’ve been warned! Call the club at 248.542.9900 to inquire about Chris’ comedy writing seminar this Saturday August 10th.