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Behind The Funny
100 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Ep 197 Cal Verduchi "The Reason Valium Was Invented"
Cal Verduchi joins us in the Acement this week. Not only is he the reason valium was invented, he is the reason Scott is a comedian. This episode was 5 seasons in the making, Ace & Scott talk to Cal about how he helped Scott get started as a comic and then we talk to Cal about his start in Boston and his years on the road. Check out Cal at https://www.facebook.com/cverduchi. BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
73 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Ep 196 Jackie Flynn "I Feel Like Jackie Flynn Up Here"
You've seen Jackie Flynn in just about every Farrelly Brothers movie or maybe on King of Queens. Did you know he's a stand up from Boston who was discovered by the Farrelly's when they watched him perform stand up? What uber famous star did he make laugh at his wow moment and how was his name used at his funny bad gig? Learn that and more in this weeks episode. Check out Jackie at https://www.jackieflynn.com/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
99 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Ep 195 Andrew Kennedy "Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover"
Andrew Kennedy joins us in the Acement this week. Andrew has an amazing story, his father is from England and his mother is from Columbia. Andrew is fluent in Spanish but looks like someone you'd meet at an English pub. His stories from growing up, trying stand up, to filming a pilot for CBS made for a very entertaining conversation. Check out Andrew at www.andrewkennedylive.com. Get your BTF merch at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/scott-higgins
117 minutes | May 27, 2021
Ep 194 Rich Walker "The 9,647th Biggest Name In Show Business"
Rich Walker came up through the Long Island comedy scene with some pretty big names. He not only became a regular at NY comedy clubs, he quickly became a favorite at clubs all over the country. You can tell why from his quick wit and likability. Ace had worked with Rich before but Scott had not and they quickly hit it off. Check out Rich at http://www.richwalkerlive.com/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
115 minutes | May 20, 2021
Ep 193 Dave Russo "Off The Road & In The Convent"
Long time friend Dave Russo joins Scott and Ace in the Acement this week. Dave was the inagaural winner of the Boston Comedy Festival and was on A&E's The Entertainer but how did he get his start. Dave was on the show where one of our hosts had his first time on stage, was it Ace or Scott? Check out Dave at https://daverussocomedy.com/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
127 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Ep 189 Tom Hayes "A Comedy Career Built One Foot At A Time"
Comedian Tom Hayes joins us in the Acement this week. Tom has an amazing story. Lost a leg to cancer at 13, started in medical sales and using jokes to break the ice led to him going into comedy. He eventually won a Showtime regional comedy search. Who is the comedy icon he lost to in the national Showtime comedy search? Listen and find out. Check out Tom at https://thomasjhayes.com/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
108 minutes | May 13, 2021
Ep 192 Shea Spillane "B***hes Beware; The Return Of Shea"
Shea Spillane joins us in the Acement for this episode. She was making a name for herself quickly in her comedy career. Dad encouraged comedy at younger age knowing it was her calling, but the career was derailed by a personal battle. She was amazingly candid even though it was her first time sharing her story publicly. It led to a great story of a run in with a former high school b***h. Check out Shea at www.instagram.com/sheaspillane/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
93 minutes | May 6, 2021
Ep 191 Al Romas "One Of The Talking Dicks"
Al Romas is this weeks guest in the Acement. Ace and Scott discuss Al's comedy career, his collaboration with Al Ducharme on The Two Dicks web series and how The Two Dicks isn't the best web search for a web series or podcast. Check out Al at https://www.instagram.com/iamalromas/ . BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
124 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Ep 190 Mark Riccadonna "Comedy Found Him"
This is our first episode recorded Live in the Acement on Twitch.tv/drinksjokesnstorytelling. Ace and I were only recording thru his laptop mic but didn't know until the end. We're honored to have Mark Riccadonna as our first live guest. Mark started as an actor, managed a comedy club, and filled in when acts were needed. He's entertained the troops and contributed writing to SNL, not bad. Check Mark out at http://markriccadonna.com/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
66 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Ep 188 Rhonda Corey "Talk Is Cheap"
Our good friend Rhonda Corey joins us in the Acement for a talk about her successful online show "Talk Is Cheap" and how comedians handle streaming shows. Check out Rhonda at https://www.facebook.com/rhondacoreycomedy/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
45 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Ep 187 Pryor and Murphy "Groundbreaking Comedy Specials"
John Morris and Derrick Fonseca join us in the Acement to discuss groundbreaking comedy specials. There are so many comics we could talk about but we settled on two, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
9 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Ace and Scott wanted to say thanks and talk about upcoming podcast news.... Wed nights join us live from 8:30-9:30 at https://www.twitch.tv/drinksjokesnstorytelling . BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
81 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Ep 186 Kevin Mulhern "You Can Know Call Him Stunt Man"
Kevin Mulhern, WHJY radio's stunt boy now stunt man, is our guest in the Acement. A very accomplished comedy writer who spent time in LA performing stand up and writing. He has written on award shows and with the legendary Phil Hartman. BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
108 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Ep 185 Mike Murray & Brad Pierce "Chaotic Covid Check In"
Our episode "Comedy and Coronavirus" on 03/24/20 included comedian and friend of the podcast Brad Pierce having a meltdown about his comedy career and its direction with the pandemic starting. We decided to check in with him one year later. Brad's partner Mike Murray from the online Mike and Brad show joins us. The drinks were flowing and so were the stories, we were kind of all over the place but we had a lot of fun. BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
80 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Ep 184 Greg Boggis "Nothing Boggis About This Guy"
Greg Boggis is a guest we've wanted in the Acement for awhile. A chance text to Ace finally got him here. Stand-up, writer, actor, producer, he has done a lot in his 27 years as a performer. What makes a history/communications major try stand up comedy for the first time? You find out in this episode. BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
46 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Ep 183 "A Wild And Crazy Conversation"
What happens when four comedians get together to discuss some of their all time favorite comedy movies. It turns into a Steve Martin tribute of course. Comedians John Morris and Derrick Fonseca join us in the Acement for a discussion of comic genius, Steve Martin. Support BTF at https://www.patreon.com/behindthefunny or http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
93 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Ep 182 Wes Martens "The New Old Guy"
Wes Martens is in the Acement for this episode of Behind The Funny. Wes waited until 50 to try comedy and it paid off. He quickly made a name for himself on the west coast with major acts and booked his own shows. Relocating to the east coast has not slowed Wes down. When you see Wes perform, you think "Why don't I know this guy?" After this episode, you will. Check Wes Martens out at http://www.wesmartens.com/ Support BTF at https://www.patreon.com/behindthefunny or http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
105 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Ep 181 Chris McGuire "From Boston Stages To Comedy Central"
You may not know Chris McGuire at first glance but you know his work. As a writer on several Comedy Central roasts and shows to executive producing Martha and Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge, his work is well known. Did you know he started as a stand up comic? Listen to his journey from stage to page. Follow Chris at https://www.instagram.com/chris8675309/?hl=en Support BTF at https://www.patreon.com/behindthefunny or http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
67 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Ep 180 Angel Rentas "Laughter Is The Best Medicine"
How does a bilingual nursing student pay for college? Stand up comedy of course. Angel Rentas joins us in the Acement this week, from doing stand up in college for chicken wings to becoming a nurse practitioner in cardiology while building a comedy career. Angel is an essential superhero on and off the stage, raising thousands for charity through comedy. Check out Angel at https://ar32463.wixsite.com/comedy-site Support BTF at https://www.patreon.com/behindthefunny or http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
92 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Ep 179 Dwayne Perkins "Yeah, Like Wayne with a D"
Dwayne Perkins joins us in the Acement this week. Ace and Dwayne talk about performing together in the 90s before Dwayne moved to LA. We talk about about TV appearances, commercials, and the differences between NY and LA comedy. Dwayne is an eductated man that took a different path and engineered and great comedy career for himself. Check him out at https://dwayneperkins.com/ Support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/behindthefunny or http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod
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