High-energy comedy/hypnotist Kevin Lepine returns to the show to plug his return to The Comedy Castle. Kevin is a favorite guest of this show and he tells us of his Detroit roots, his earliest days in show business as a costumed character, the evolution of his Las Vegas show, and the one thing to never do if you get on stage. Isn’t hypnosis some phony thing with plants in the audience? If you’re thinking that, Joel asks the question, and the answer is quite revealing! Hypnosis Unleashed returns for one night on September 26th, 2023. Tix can be found at the link below.
Don’t let his massive 6’9″ frame scare you – Cam Rowe is a gentle giant and one of the funniest comics around. Cam joins Joel on the eve of his first headlining weekend at The Comedy Castle to talk his pro-sports upbringing, one-in-a-million fame on reality TV (in Europe!), and the joys and peril of comedy on-nighters on the road. Also hear how Joel’s Comedy Class helped Cam and why this weekend is a landmark for both guys. Tix for this weekend’s shows with Cam can be found at the link below.
Detroit native J. Chris Newberg visits The Comedy Castle every August. And he returns to this podcast to chat with Joel about a slew of topics on this show, including the perils of moving to Los Angeles for comedy, the rise of Matt Rife, touring with Dane Cook at his zenith, and how comedy has changed in the last 20 years. It’s informative and entertaining, Chris is a hit every time he’s in town – don’t miss this show! Tix at the link below.
It’s a fantastic week at The Comedy Castle, and we have a terrific visit from Derek Richards on this show. Derek is a frequent opener for this week’s headliner, Dave Landau, and has a 30-year career of his own, too. Derek tells of his unique beginnings in comedy, the current state of comedy in Las Vegas, why Ohio can’t love a Michigan comic and much more. It’s a loaded lineup at the club this week with Dave, Derek, and the legendary Al Aprill – get your tix ASAP! – the link is below.