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73 minutes | 4 days ago
Colin McIntosh of Sheets & Giggles - He's In Charge of the World
A real life GI Joe, a Beach Boys memory, being the "Kool Aid" house, escalator etiquette, annoying TikTok dances, throwing cold butter on hot pancakes, Elsie's surprising advice, and what we would all do if we were in charge of the world! Plus Colin McIntosh, the founder of Sheets & Giggles (a sustainability-focused, mission driven bedsheet company), joins to share his incredible mission, entrepreneurial journey, what the company is doing to change the world, and how he approaches humor with the company ethos and in stand-up comedy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
81 minutes | 11 days ago
Thanksgiving Special 2020 - What If Everyone Was Welcome?
We're thankful, and have invited special friends to drop by. Marc's friend and former co-host John Locke guest-hosts, and a few surprise guests drop in. Plus a super special hard-to-find Thanksgiving tasting from Elsie, a blast from the past, and a super hilarious round of the improv game "What If?" Happy Thanksgiving everyone!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59 minutes | 18 days ago
Rory Hughes of BOOM - Making All the World Stage
Emotional stories of election results celebration, Dresden's eyebrows are woven like lace, a round of Yum or Yuck with tasty Lekkco Belgian dark chocolate spreads, and a round of the improv comedy game Redirection, in which direction changes mid-scene and a day at the zoo turns unexpectedly dark. Founder Rory Hughes joins from Ireland and discusses his company BOOM, Broadway Official Online Masterclass, which is a platform created for the pandemic to provide work in the form of teaching to Broadway performers and artists, and stories of being starstruck working with some of the Broadway performers working with BOOM.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
81 minutes | 25 days ago
Comedian Debra DiGiovanni - Kind of a Big Deal
Elsie hilariously gives her own take on real headlines, Arnold Schwarzenegger gets into unexpected situations in a revisited improv game favorite, Dresden recalls an under-appreciated Ken Burns-related April Fools joke, cast mysteries, and why the US might be Canada's downstairs neighbor with a meth lab. Plus, big-deal stand-up comedian Debra DiGiovanni shares career highlights from Conan to Last Comic Standing, making Canadians laugh why just being true to herself is key to her success, the person who is her barometer of funny, and the joke that she keeps telling whether or not it gets a laugh. (Recorded the day after the 2020 US Election).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
57 minutes | a month ago
Actress Jen Cody - Broadway Star...Princess...Crack Whore?
Sheer star power. Dresden clings to the 1980's, Elsie has everyone in absolute stitches with a story some of us have already seen, and everyone enjoys an improvised Oscar-Winning Moment! Hugely talented Broadway star Jen Cody (Urinetown, The Wild Party, Shrek, Pajama Game, and many more), film (Charlotte La Bouff in Disney's “The Princess and the Frog") and TV (Winx Club, Blue Bloods, The Good Fight, and many more), is also the 2nd Vice President of Actor's Equity Association and married to actor Hunter Foster. Jen hilariously tells all about learning comedy from the greats such as watching Sally Struthers tinker meticulously with the timing of a bit; the commitment it takes to be an actor, with all the hardships that come with the job; the professionalism it takes to perform 8 shows a week; and reflecting on getting her first big role, an unlikely role she somehow keeps playing, behind the scenes secrets, and the moment she knew she real was funny.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
62 minutes | a month ago
Actor, Comedy Writer, and Musician Eliza Kingsbury - Ms. Multipotentialite
Facing off with a Sopranos actor, licking a subway pole, musical arguments cover toenail clippings and estranged twins, and Elsie becomes the canvas. Comedian, writer, actor, musician, and UCB performer Eliza Kingsbury joins to discuss her three-name identity, the story behind her recent Lady Gaga parody video, being an entertainer during a pandemic, and the importance of hustle.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
64 minutes | a month ago
Breast Surgeon Dr. Rachel Farkas - Laughter Is Great Medicine
A special Breast Cancer Awareness episode with Rochester, NY breast surgeon Dr. Rachel Farkas. Small celebrities, a round of improv with The Jewish Mother News Reporter covers a prom fashion faux pas and hosting a holiday without warning, and a very fishy segment of Yum or Yuck. Plus Rachel shares how she treats every patient as an individual (rather than a statistic), and makes the process so fun, you might think you had surgery in a disco! Plus, practical and necessary advice for all women over 40, and why getting a mammogram can be positive instead of scary (plus, what's all this talk about Jon Bon Jovi?)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
70 minutes | 2 months ago
Michael F. Schein of Microfame Media - F-ing Hype!
An important middle initial, an ice cream extravaganza, celebrities mess up Dresden's name, the concept of hype and why it is neither good nor bad, how marketing and PR have transformed over time, and an improv game about a big f-ing announcement brings a movie trailer, a preacher, a horror movie, and 1930's radio! Michael F. Schein, founder of Microfame Media, and author of the upcoming book The Hype Handbook is our guest!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
78 minutes | 2 months ago
Actor Tamar Greene of "Hamilton" - Washington Gives Up to 62.5%
Hamilton's "George Washington" on Broadway, Tamar Greene, reveals an epic journey to landing his dream role, why he follows cheeky advice to never give more than 62.5%, surprises us with a live performance of a favorite song, and talks social relevancy and weight of taking on such an iconic American role at challenging time in America. Plus, sage advice for Dresden from Dennis Hopper and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marc's return to the NYC subway is a disaster, improvised musical arguments go off the rails, Dresden is an action figure, and Elsie taste-tests a surprising combination.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
63 minutes | 2 months ago
Chris Schembra of 7:47 Club - Thank You, Gratitude!
Unicorn glitter, the most unfortunately-named award ever, taste-testing everything, Tina Fey gets the treatment, discovering ASMR porn, and a very emotional press conference redefines Lady Gaga. Plus, Chris Schembra, the Gratitude Guru and most sought after dinner host anywhere, shares how gratitude saved his life and inspired a company that brings people together to make connections through community, vulnerability, and pasta sauce. And, the touching 2 a.m. moment when he realized he was on the right path, why accepting that you will never actually fully heal allows your heart to open up to possibilities, and how the power of humor and gratitude can completely transform a large number of people in mere minutes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Folk Singer Mercy Bell - She's Got Merch
Queer Filipino-American folk-singer Mercy Bell takes us through her career in the music scene, why appearing in Rolling Stone made her go get a job, how identifying off the bat as both queer and Filipino is of personal importance to her, and the importance of humor for much needed levity to her songs which can otherwise deal with heavy topics. Plus, a risque whopped cream moment with Greg Brady, an unexpected kazoo, the pizza scent of Tina Fey, horseradish love with Elsie, Mercy improvises a new Broadway style song on the spot, and a live performance of her song All Good Cowboys.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
65 minutes | 3 months ago
Comedian Judy Gold - It's Funny, Not Nirvana
Legendary comedian, actor, writer, podcaster, and host Judy Gold goes deep on censoring comics, advice for new comedians in the current political climate, dealing with Trump supporters, writing and revisiting jokes, career accomplishments and near misses, future goals, and why Madonna was a TV mom to Judy's son. Plus, too many goats, a huge Willy Wonka wardrobe malfunction, a confusing shrimp snack, and how both rodeo clowns and a Jewish Christmas movie play roles in an improv game.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
72 minutes | 3 months ago
Drag Queen Mrs. Kasha Davis - Diva Dad Jokes in a Dress
Mrs Kasha Davis (MKD), a Drag Queen best known for RuPauls Drag Race Season 7, is the self proclaimed International Celebrity Housewife who has traveled the world entertaining audiences with her wit and down home charm. Take a fabulous, fun-filled trip through her career start, reinvention, meaning, wigs, dealing with hecklers and disbelievers, and why kids might be her best audience. Plus, so many troll dolls, truth-telling, an improv game that puts you in charge of the world, celebrity oral care with King Kong star Fay Wray, and Egyptian Yum or Yuck with Elsie, and so much more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
82 minutes | 3 months ago
And, Coming to the Mic: Dresden Engle!
Comedian, actress, singer, playwright, mom, and award-winning author (in spring 2020 she published the first and only biography of rock star Eddie Money) and communications professional Dresden Engle joins as co-host. In this Season 2 premiere episode, Danielle is off to another planet, Marc is Archie Bunker, Elsie grows window-corn, and we hear a few of Dresden's many celebrity moments. Plus, a round of the improv game "The Meh News" including protesting rats and a toothpaste thief, and Elsie shares the new food segment "Yum or Yuck"!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4 minutes | 3 months ago
Announcing Season 2!
Marc and Elsie announce Season 2. And big news! Check out Elsie's videos on Instagram @elsietheproducerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
78 minutes | 7 months ago
Comedian Nicole Blaine - Because Jennifer Aniston
The greatest Jennifer Aniston story ever and why an obsession with the TV show "Friends" inspired a comedy career, birds everywhere, puzzles in a pandemic, the mystery of the green shirt, a new improv game "Seuss This" brings Dr. Seuss-styled arguments, and mystery foods. Plus, comedian, producer, and writer Nicole Blaine shares the scoop on her new comedy special "Life's a Bit", how motherhood inspires her comedy, conflict after a drive-by squirt-gunning, and discovering she's funny.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
74 minutes | 8 months ago
Writer and Comedian Julie Harrison-Harney - Turkey Basters on the Dark Web
Elsie's cat says hi, the no-poo hair washing technique, life during COVID-19 and spreading optimism and hope, a brazen theft a cookie, a round of the improv game "The Meh News", dog-related nicknames, and a self-service, at-home version of End of Show Food. Plus, comedian and writer Julie Harrison-Harney shares about writing for UCB and the WWE, working at The Tonight Show, and crushing on Tik Tok.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
75 minutes | 8 months ago
Producer, Comedian, Writer Dani Faith Leonard - Adult Sex Ed
Big Vision, Empty Wallet, navigating humor during COVID-19, a round of the improv game "What If" brings Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon, Judi Dench, and a baseball scarring and fiery end, a stage show with adult sex education, and an End of Show Food first. Producer, writer, and comedian Dani Faith Leonard joins remotely from her mother's home.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 minutes | 8 months ago
Comedian Jay Leno on Staying Entertained During COVID-19
SPECIAL MINISODE ON COVID-19: Comedy legend and former host of The Tonight Show "Jay Leno" offers his thoughts on tips for staying entertained and upbeat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Impression for this parody/satire by John Di Domenico.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10 minutes | 8 months ago
Larry King on Vetting News Media and Information During COVID-19
SPECIAL MINISODE ON COVID-19: Newsman and talk show legend "Larry King" offers his thoughts on evaluating helpful information and news and when to ignore bad information during the COVID-19 pandemic. Impression for this parody/satire by John Di Domenico.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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