While no stranger to the Comedy Castle stage, Quinn Patterson makes his headlining debut this weekend. On this show, Tom and Quinn discuss the cuisine of Cleveland, the Cleveland Browns and racist sports logos, accepting constructive criticism from bookers and how running your mouth in football and comedy can often end up poorly. There’s three big shows with Quinn to kick off November – don’t miss him!
This special episode has Tom meeting comedian Martin Butler at an anonymous comedy club (not the Castle!) on a summer comedy weekend somewhere in the Midwest. Hear what happens before and after the show, how every night in stand-up is like a dunk tank, that opening for Kansas is a good thing, and that emotional support chihuahuas are people, too. This is an enlightening and funny look at the process of being a comedian, and why it’s much harder than it looks.
One of the club’s favorite comedians, Paul Mecurio, joins Tom before his upcoming shows at The Comedy Castle. Among the topics, Paul’s amazing background in comedy, from a big time Wall Street Attorney to a joke writer for Jay Leno and Stephen Colbert as well as a long time contributor to the Daily Show. Tom can’t help but discuss the late great “Brotherhood” Showtime series with this favorite son of Providence, RI. Check out his awesome podcast “The Paul Mecurio Show“. Tickets and more info at the link below.
Byron Trimble is this week’s opening act for Kathleen Madigan, and an accomplished comedian in is own right. He also grew up in Michigan, so he’s excited for this week’s shows. Tom impresses Byron with his knowledge of auto plants and talks to the son of a preacher man about Christian comics and faith-based comedy along with some interesting tidbits about “The Process” and corn hole. Check out his new Dry Bar Comedy Special “Diary of a Short City Boy”. It’s a big one-two punch of great comedy this weekend – don’t miss it!
Alonzo Bodden is one of the best comedians in the world, so don’t mind us replaying Alonzo’s interview from this past May. Even though you’ve missed his appearance at the Comedy Castle, he just dropped a new special – Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight – on Amazon Prime, so use that as a way to catch up with one of the funniest acts today. Tom and Alonzo and discuss Alonzo’s career from being a mechanic to a world-famous stand-up comic, their mutual love of cars and much more on this show.