Kevin Lepine is the long time star of “Hypnosis Unleashed THE Vegas Hypnosis Show” at the Four Queens Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas. He is also a long time favorite of the Comedy Castle. One of the most unique acts to come through on an annual basis, his incredible blend of comedy and hypnosis is not to be missed! Kevin performs at The Comedy Castle for one night, Tuesday October 18th. Tix can be found here. For more info on Kevin, his Las Vegas show and to watch a 30-minute sampler show and get exclusive downloads please visit this site.
Live from the Comedy Castle bar, L.A.-based comedian, musician and producer J. Chris Newberg returns to The Comedy Castle Podcast as he performs this weekend at the club. Chris talks about songwriting for comedy vs music, what he does when he returns to Detroit, and why stand-up comedy isn’t what it used to be. Hear Chris and Tom’s reaction to the open mike they just performed on, and make sure to get your tickets to see Chris this weekend at the link below.
Zach Martina is a Comedy Castle favorite and a close friend of Tom. So let’s celebrate Zach’s headlining weekend over drinks and dinner and the great conversation that you’ll hear on this week’s podcast. You are a fly-on-the-wall, as Zach breaks down his quick ascent in the comedy world, how he quit his “regular” job for comedy and hear what he thinks the essential elements are for making it in stand-up comedy today. Zach plays three shows this Dream Cruise weekend. Tickets and more info can be found at the link below.
April Macie burst on to the scene with her appearance on season four of “Last Comic Standing” and quickly became a favorite of the Howard Stern show. She stole the show on “Snoop Dogg Presents: The Bad Girls of Comedy” and recently featured in the Netflix special; “Tiffany Haddish: She Ready!” She performs all over the world and recently had an Op-Ed published in the LA Times. A great comic and fascinating person, this is a really fun interview. Tix for April’s shows this week can be found at the link below.
It’s a big week at The Comedy Castle as Saturday Night Live favorite Chris Kattan returns to the club this Sunday. Chris performed at the club and visited this show back in January of 2020, and you’ll hear that interview with some contemporary comments by Tom – and it’s, um, interesting. Thanks again to Chris for doing the show back then – and we didn’t have to bother you this time! Also, local favorite Paul Piziks was a guest way back on show #2 in 2019. Now he’s headlining his first weekend at the club! Hear Tom’s vintage interview with Paul and come see him this weekend to see if he’s figured out who he owes a lot of money to! Tix for Chris and Paul’s shows can be found at the link below.
Stephen Agyei is an L.A. Based, Denver raised comic/actor who has appeared on Just For Laughs Digital, Viceland’s Flophouse, and NPR’s “All things considered” with Roy Wood Jr. He has performed on some of the most legendary stages in America including the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. As if all of this is not enough, we learn that he was a friend of our dear friend and Detroit comedy legend, Ricarlo Flanagan. A great conversation with an up and coming talent. Tix for this week’s shows Stephen can be found at the link below.
This week’s headliner, Brent Terhune, is the true definition of a Comic’s Comic. Great joke writer, flawless delivery, clever takes, and a nice guy. He’s one of several comics who have made themselves writing and performing on the legendary Bob & Tom Show as well as putting out a popular Dry Bar special called “Crooked Ginger.” Make sure to check out his last two albums, “Welcome to Bluff Creek” and “Mr. Turkey.” Brent also hosts a great podcast; “Field Trip With Brent Terhune.” Tickets for this weekend’s shows can be found at the link below.
Tommy Schneeman was named one of Caroline’s on Broadway 2022 breakout artists and we can see why. An excellent stand up who also writes, produces, and edits a hilarious and popular web series called “The Roomates In Law” along with fellow comic and this week’s feature act; Tim Smith. Tommy is one of eight kids, and you can tell his humor and wit were essential survival skills in his crowded and chaotic upbringing. Watch for big things from him in the near future and make sure to catch him at The Castle this weekend – tickets can be found at the link below.
This week’s headliner, Carmen Lynch is a powerhouse comic with an unbelievable portfolio of credits – The Tonight Show, Late Night With David Letterman, Conan, and Craig Ferguson are just a small sample. She performs in Spanish and English all across the country and has two must listen comedy albums available; “Dance Like You Don’t Need The Money” and “Vertically Obese.” She also has a great podcast, “The Human Centipod” which is available on all streaming services. Connie Ettinger is yet another “recovering lawyer” who’s found a home in the comedy world. One of the premier bookers in Michigan and a solid comic in her own right, she’s a fascinating character to speak with. There are four shows this weekend with Carmen and Connie – tix can be found at the link below.
This week’s headliner, Geoffrey Asmus is as in your face as it gets. A world class raconteur, top flight joke writer, and Johnny Rotten style provocateur. His brand new album “Prodigal Little Bitch” on 800lb Gorilla Records is a must listen. Check out his outstanding podcast “You’re An Idiot” and his website here. Geoffrey has four shows at The Comedy Castle this weekend. Tickets can be found at the link below.