The Lovemaster Returns! This week’s headliner, Craig Shoemaker has had an incredible career in show business. Film, television, writing, the live stage, he’s done it all. Fascinating stories covering almost four decades, it’s a treat to hear him spin his tales. Craig also hosts a fascinating podcast that features deep dives into comedy, life, and the importance of laughter, check out “Enlighten Up” available on all platforms. Local comic Alex Rawlik also drops by to talk a little comedy and discuss the show he runs at Trixie’s Bar in Hamtramck, MI. Some great tips on running a DIY show for all of you aspiring comics! Tix for Craig’s shows can be found at the link below.
Three interviews on this week’s show! Tonya Murray has been a staple on the Michigan Comedy Scene for the last decade. She recently opened for Chris Porter at the Castle and did a fantastic job. Her most recent release is “It Was My Birthday” and it is available on all streaming platforms. Jani Tillery drops by to discuss her path from Detroit to successful DC lawyer and accomplished stand up. She’s a fantastic up and come in the comedy world and it was great catching up with her. We round out this week’s triple header with Andrew Yang, a relative newcomer to the Michigan scene who’s already accomplishing big things. While building and refining his own act he has been able to turn one of the Midwest’s most legendary rock clubs into a stand-up hot spot. A great behind the scenes look at how to build your own show.
Mike Geeter is a relentless ball of comedic positive energy. He’s been a staple on the Michigan Comedy Scene for the last decade and has expanded to national credits including a coveted spot on Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City” and “Laughs” on the Fox Network. One of the best examples of good things happening to good people that we can think of. Mike headlines The Comedy Castle the weekend of April 21 – 23. Tix can be found at the link below.
Keith Alberstadt is a super accomplished stand up comic. Multiple late night appearances including David Letterman and Stephen Colbert as well as being a freelance writer for Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. His album “Walk It Off” is an under-the-radar classic that is a must listen for any comedy fan. We also are joined by Keith’s opener this weekend, Tim Finkel. Tim is a staple on the Detroit comedy scene and also the teacher for our Stand Up for Teens class that is open for registration. Some real interesting information on this one! Tix for this week’s shows with Keith and Tim can be found at the link below.