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Sitting Down with Stand-Up Guys
67 minutes | Sep 22, 2017
050 - Tyler Snodgrass
George welcomes Tyler Snodgrass to the studio. Tyler is a comedian and one of the creators of the storytelling show/podcast, We Still Like You. He's also a staff writer for the satirical news site, The Whiskey Journal. Twitter - @_georgepira @sittingdownwith @tylersnod Facebook.com/sittingdownwith SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW! Topics of Discussion: 1:00 - Music Festivals 3:01 - True Crime/American Vandal 7:59 - Late Night Show Hosts 11:15 - The Whiskey Journal 14:01 - New York Trip 17:25 - Moving 19:20 - We Still Like You 25:02 - Riding Bicycles 33:18 - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly 34:02 - Power Ballads 36:10 - Brussel Sprouts 40:52 - Confederate Monuments 47:03 - Tyler's Mount Rushmore 57:55 - Upcoming Shows 59:44 - Halloween Plans 1:01:00 - Leave a Nice Tip!
46 minutes | Sep 22, 2017
049 - Erin Field
Erin Field is a comedian and improviser that you can almost always see at The Second City. In this episode, she sits down with George to discuss Halloween costumes, true crime and the Second City classes she teaches at. SUBSCRIBE on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music & Laughable FOLLOW us on Twitter - @sittingdownwith LIKE us on Facebook - facebook.com/sittingdownwith
61 minutes | Sep 7, 2017
048 - Nilüfer Yüce
George welcomes Nilufer Yuce to the home studio for a conversation about her experiences doing stand-up in Georgia and what she hopes to accomplish as a comedian visiting Chicago. Like what we do? Leave a positive review on iTunes! Follow the podcast @sittingdownwith! 'LIKE' the Facebook page at facebook.com/sittingdownwith!
19 minutes | Aug 30, 2017
BONUS - George Pira (briefly) on Doug Loves Movies
On August 23rd, Doug Benson taped an episode of his podcast, Doug Loves Movies, at Thalia Hall in Chicago. George was in the crowd and got to briefly be a guest on the show by playing (and losing) a game of Last Man Stanton. TWITTER - @DougBenson - @_georgepira - @sittingdownwith SUBSCRIBE to Sitting Down with Stand-Up Guys and all of Doug Benson's podcasts.
63 minutes | Aug 24, 2017
046 - Brendan Gay
George Pira welcomes Brendan Gay back to the podcast to find about some of his experiences on the road and hear about what he plans to do next! Twitter: @BrendanGay92 - @_georgepira - @sittingdownwith Facebook.com/sittingdownwith
72 minutes | May 11, 2017
045 - Brian Babylon
George Pira sits down with Brian Babylon, a Chicago-born comedian currently living in Los Angeles, to discuss his extensive resume that includes hosting The Morning Amp for 8 years, being a regular on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! and producing segments for Hannibal Buress. FOLLOW us on Twitter - @sittingdownwith - @brianbabylon - @_georgepira LIKE our FB page - facebook.com/sittingdownwith SUBSCRIBE on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music & Laughable TOPICS - Jokes & Notes (2:40) The Morning AMP/Vocalo (11:57) Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! (16:35) Moving to L.A. (22:14) Why? with Hannibal Buress (25:18) Comedy Scenes: Chicago vs L.A. (31:00) The Moth/Storytelling (37:45) Stand-Up Comedian Quiz (4125) My Mount Rushmore (49:39) Meeting LeBron James (55:39) Tinder (59:00) Fuck with Macy's (1:03:00) Leave a Nice Tip! (1:04:19) Plugs (1:07:36) TRACK INFO - "85 BTRON 1" by Brian Babylon SOUNDCLOUD
50 minutes | Apr 27, 2017
044 - Erica Nicole Clark
George Pira welcomes Erica Nicole Clark to the podcast to chat about her love for writing, comedy and to share some memorable stories of growing up with Mr. T as a father. Keep the conversation going on Twitter: @sittingdownwith - @mrtsdaughter - @_georgepira
34 minutes | Apr 17, 2017
043 - Roy Wood Jr.
George sits down with Roy Wood Jr. for a brief conversation about his Comedy Central stand-up special "Father Figure" as well as his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
57 minutes | Mar 17, 2017
042 - Martin Morrow
Comedian/Improviser, Martin Morrow, returns to the studio to discuss what he's been working on and to tell us all about his new monthly show at The Laugh Factory, "Mondays with Morrow"
64 minutes | Mar 3, 2017
041 - Kristin Fenchak & Carly Kane
Kristin Fenchak & Carly Kane sit down with George Pira to discuss how they started doing stand-up and how that lead to becoming the hosts of a bi-monthly roast-show at The Laugh Factory called 'Afterthoughts'
66 minutes | Feb 25, 2017
040 - Greg Mills
On this episode, George Pira sits down with a comedian, actor, copywriter, improviser and voice over artist that's all rolled up into one neat little package named Greg Mills.
53 minutes | Feb 15, 2017
039 - Blake Burkhart
Blake Burkhart sits down with George Pira to discuss why he chose the life of comedy, how he views success and how he became the newest producer of Comedians You Should Know, a weekly showcase at Timothy O'Tooles.
51 minutes | Feb 14, 2017
038 - Kyle Scanlan
Kyle Scanlan, comedian and creator of The Whiskey Journal, sits down with George Pira for a discussion about stand-up, writing satirical articles and his love for the NBA.
51 minutes | Jan 26, 2017
037 - Tim Brennan
George Pira welcomes Tim Brennan to his home for a fun conversation about wrestling, weight loss and working with the guys from Jackass.
65 minutes | Jan 20, 2017
036 - Stephanie Weber
George Pira welcomes Stephanie Weber to the studio for a conversation about some of her experiences as a comedian, on and off-stage. They also discuss the inauguration, feminism and she leaves us all with a very nice tip! Follow her on Twitter @steph_eloise
54 minutes | Jan 5, 2017
035 - Antonio Aguilar
On the first episode of 2017, George welcomes back Antonio Aguilar to tell us some of the latest horror/success stories of his work as a comedian on the road.
52 minutes | Dec 8, 2016
034 - Brendan Gay
George Pira welcomes Brendan Gay to the studio for a conversation about how he got into doing comedy in Chicago and what he plans to do now that he's been at it for a whole year.
39 minutes | Oct 24, 2016
033 - Robel Arega
George Pira invites Robel Arega to his apartment for a conversation about things like: dirty words, inequality and our problems with sports fans.
34 minutes | Sep 20, 2016
032 - Coffee with Tim Barnes
George Pira took the podcast on the road and to a coffee shop in Brooklyn, NY where he sat down with previous guest and host of "Its All True", Tim Barnes.
60 minutes | Sep 7, 2016
031 - Marty DeRosa
This week, George Pira sits down with Marty DeRosa of Comedians You Should Know. He chats about doing stand-up and recording his two wrestling podcasts, "Wrestling With Depression" and "Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling"
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