John Heffron frequently visits The Comedy Castle in early November. Should this be officially made “John Heffron Weekend” annually? That’s just one change John would make if he was in charge – others include opening acts busking, Saturday matinee shows and having acts do more incisive crowd work. Joel and John also talk how comedy specials have changed over the years, shopping mall memories, and how adults have ruined Halloween. There are five shows with John this weekend and tickets are limited. Follow the link below to get yours.
The honor of the most frequent guest on this show belongs to this week’s headliner David Dyer. David joins Joel for an entertaining talk about the perils of young comedians, when a comic finds their voice, and the genius of the late Kevin Meaney. Dave tells of his worst gig ever (at lunchtime!), and hear memories of the now-defunct Chaplin’s Comedy Club and The Comedy Den in Grand Rapids. Davis has five shows this weekend, tickets can be found at the link below. To support the fundraiser for Tim Finkel’s family, which Joel mentioned towards the end of the show, please go here.
A successful comic with tons of credits and experience, Johnny Beehner joins Joel to talk comedy, basketball, and how they’ve dealt with the realities of soap wars with their partners. Johnny tells how he made David Letterman clam up, his “great” idea to have his son see him do comedy, and why the school is, almost certainly, cyber-stalking him. Johnny hasn’t been to the club in almost ten years, so come check him out this weekend. Tix at the link below.
Paul Mecurio has an energetic, spontaneous style that has made him a favorite at The Comedy Castle, and on television. He talks to Joel about his approach to local media appearances, the legendary talents that have helped his one-man Broadway show, and how his recent movie role will have him dating a Hollywood starlet in no time. Paul is a killer on stage, so come check him out this weekend – either at the Thursday fundraiser or his four shows over Friday and Saturday. Tix can be found at the link below.