We ARE having a good time with Dusty Slay! Dusty returns to the Comedy Castle and this podcast to talk about the new season of Netflix’s “The Stand Ups” and the origins of his now famous catch phrase. He also shares some insights into how his recent Ted Talk came together and the fine line you have to walk between being a stand up and being a motivational speaker. Truly a Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle favorite, Dusty is one of the top touring comics out there right now and it is a pleasure listening to him talk comedy. Tix for Dusty’s shows can be found at the link below.
Don Friesen is a master story teller who taps in to the absurdity of the human experience in an easy going and hilarious style. His most recent full special, “Ask Your Mother” is a must watch. We are also joined by Don’s opener, Ron Rigby. Ron is the likable, relatable, elder statesmen of Detroit Comedy and we welcome him on his first visit to the Comedy Castle Podcast. Catch Don and Ron this weekend – tix at the link below.
This week we pay tribute to, and remember a true Detroit original and Comedy Castle favorite, “The Amazing Jonathan.” Jonathan passed away on February 22nd after a long illness. We are joined by Mark Ridley himself as he offers some memories of Jonathan as he began his career as well as one of Jonathan’s closest friends and famous hypnotist, Kevin Lepine. Plus, hear a replay of Tom’s interview with Johnathan from 2019. Please enjoy this longer, and special edition of Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle Podcast.
The returning Josh Blue won season four of Last Comic Standing, he was a finalist on America’s Got Talent, a member of the US Paralympics Soccer Team, and he is also an artist of some note. On top of all that, he’s an incredible comic and Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle favorite. We learn about how he picked up painting, how he ended up a foundational part of the Denver Comedy Scene, and a cool story about the background painting on he’s recent special, “Broccoli”. Tix are going fast for this weekend’s shows, get yours at the link below.