Another double interview week with weekend headliner and America’s Got Talent star Vicki Barbolek and Sunday headliner Jeff Leeson. Vicki tells about her unique start in comedy, how Mitzi Shore helped her, growing up with an NFL dad, and Joel has words for Vicki’s friend Simon Cowell. Jeff is “The King of Crowd Work” and “Canada’s #1 Comedian” (according to Joel). Jeff Leeson tells of starting as a teenager, learning the ropes in the Midwest comedy circuit, headlining in a North Dakota snowstorm, and how getting fired led to his full-time career in comedy. Tickets for Vicki and Jeff’s shows can be found at the link below.
One of the favorites at The Comedy Castle returns to the club and this podcast – it’s Chris Porter! Chris is one of the nicest, funniest comics around but if you’re in a drunk birthday party, look out! Chris and Joel talk the effect of weed and other substances on audiences, Chris’ rules for dealing with hecklers and hear about how a mall security job led to the opportunity for Chris to pursue his dream. Chris has five shows this weekend – get tix at the link below.
Jon Rudnitsky brings his experience as a Saturday Night Live cast member and Resse Witherspoon’s co-star to his first headlining weekend at The Comedy Castle. Jon isn’t sure how to address the Detroit-ish crowd, but Joel tries to set him straight. Hear about Jon’s SNL audition, and which bit got him the job – he’s doing it this weekend, too! Plus, the New Jersey native forgives Joel for missing Thursday’s show and tells his own tale of hanging with rock and roll royalty. Jon has five shows this weekend – get tickets at the link below.