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The Leisure Hour
102 minutes | May 9, 2017
Monty Mitchell’s Flying Circus
Comedian Monty Mitchell joins us for the last episode of The Leisure Hour! In it, he regales us with tales of his family and growing up in good 'ol Cookeville, TN. Having attended nearly every type of trade school under the sun, he's met some interesting characters through the years and has some very funny stories to prove it. (We especially loved his auction school experience!) Other topics include movies that terrified us as kids, why quicksand was so dangerous in the 80s, and Monty works hard to get Rob to come out of his shell. We absolutely loved hanging with Monty, and we know you will love him, too! He regularly attends open mics around Nashville, and you can check out his 2017 touring schedule at www.funnymonty.com. Contact him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MontardComedy/ Follow him on Twitter: @montymitchell Or just find him in Cookeville.
77 minutes | Jan 24, 2017
The Chad and Mary Show
Comedians Chad Riden and Mary Jay Berger return to the Leisure Hour for a fun, wine-filled evening! Featured on this week's episode: tiffs at comedy shows, the drunken shenanigans and business ventures of Mary Jay's favorite Riden brother, and OF COURSE, their adorable squirrels! For more about Chad and Mary, visit NashvilleStandup.com, ChadRiden.com, and MaryJayBerger.com. Also, listen to their weekly show, "Nashville StandUp Sits Down", every Wednesday from 1p-2p CT on WXNA.
91 minutes | Nov 13, 2016
What about Bob?
Bob Roberts took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us about his blog, The Rhinestone, which features satirical posts about our fine city. Bob also shares stories about his time as a travelling puppeteer and his work in children's theater. Check out The Rhinestone at www.nashvillerhinestone.com
102 minutes | Nov 6, 2016
Roy Meets World
Actor and comedian Roy Lee from the improv comedy group, M-Prov, joins us! Based in Murfreesboro, TN, M-Prov is dedicated to bringing the art of improvised theater to Rutherford County. Also included: Roy's short-lived Waffle House career, our disdain for linecutters, and a visit from Jeff's "British rock star neighbor". Check out M-Prov Boro at www.mprovboro.com or www.facebook.com/mprovboro
123 minutes | Oct 30, 2016
Welcome to Camp Blood
In honor of Halloween 2016, we've got Josh Lewis and Rob Haynes discussing their podcast, "Letters From Camp Blood". Each LFCB episode is dedicated to a "Friday the 13th" movie starting from the first and progressing through to the final episode which will cover the video games and other fringe media. Josh and Rob are comedians as well as old friends, and it doesn't get funnier than the dialog between them as they argue over some of the deeper elements of these classic films. Listen to "Letters From Camp Blood" at WWW.CampBloodLetters.com Like them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Lettersfromcampblood Follow them on Twitter: @BloodCamper
90 minutes | Oct 23, 2016
We love Lucy!
Joining us for coffee and booze on a special Sunday afternoon taping is one of our favorite people from the Nashville comedy scene, Lucy Sinsheimer! If you've ever been to the world famous Zanies Comedy Club, you've probably run into her! She handles a gamut of tasks from artist relations and booking to promotion. We get a glimpse behind the business side of the comedy world including unique green room requests, the different types of crowds, and fun celebrity encounters. Also included, Jeff saves Renee's life, Jeff and Lucy become "stone bros", and Rob gets reconnected with nature. Find upcoming events at Zanies here: http://www.nashville.zanies.com/ Follow Lucy on Twitter at loverrlylucy and Instagram at knopeful.
93 minutes | Oct 15, 2016
Of Bryce and Men
Comedian Bryce Damuth shares stories of growing up in Orlando with Jeff's favorite animal (horses), his time as a graphic designer, and meeting Robin Williams backstage after opening for Mike Birbiglia. Also included; grieving the loss of Nashvilles dive bars, misheard lyrics, and our lack of surprise over the Brangelina breakup. Find more of Bryce at www.brycedamuth.com Or on twitter @CubanBrouse Episode image courtesy of Carmen Morales
95 minutes | Oct 5, 2016
Nightblonde’s Megan and Ryan
Megan and Ryan from Nightblonde share the story of the band's foundation and evolution as well as their own colorful musical pasts. (Hint: We can definitely get behind a band called Tipper Whore.) Other topics include Megan's fascinating life as a flight attendant, the resurgence of cassette tapes, and airbrushed t-shirts. Plus, Renee's beverage quest continues with an in-depth discussion on the soft drink "Squirt"; both its flavor and name. For more Nightblonde, check out: https://nightblonde.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/nightblondemusic/
128 minutes | Sep 29, 2016
Nashville Improv returns
We proudly welcome back Michael Kearney and Lacie Madison of Nashville Improv. Get the scoop on this year's Dragon Con including costume advice, celebrity encounters, and the incredible diversity of fan tracks. Other discussions include Facebook messaging etiquette and the new movie "Don't Think Twice". To learn more about Nashville Improv go to: www.nashvilleimprov.com
68 minutes | Sep 21, 2016
The infamous Trash Boyz(s)
This week's episode is a send-off party for our buddy Joe Kelley, who's moving on to other crazy, vantastic adventures. What better way to say goodbye than with fellow Trash Boyz(s), Josh Lewis and Josh Wagner.
84 minutes | Sep 11, 2016
Gadabout Theater returns!
This week we welcome back the Gadabout Theater Company to promote their upcoming play "Clown Bar". Join us as we dive into the seedy underbelly of organized clown crime with members Lauren Sauer, Daniel Swinney, and Jessica Anderson. From long meetings with champagne and animal crackers to the intricacies of writing a soundtrack to clown sex, we learn a lot about the hardships and triumphs of theater production. Also in this episode, Jeff's ongoing battle with the neighborhood rooster, Renee's full spectrum of Faygo sodas, and Rob is forced to address his coulrophobia. Clown bar will be performed at the East Room in Nashville, TN on September 19 and 21. We'll see you there! For more information on Gadabout Theater, go to: www.gadabouttheater.com https://www.facebook.com/gadabouttheater/
91 minutes | Aug 30, 2016
Patrick Devine: Blues musician, Comedian, and Segway tour guide
Patrick Devine shares his experiences as an ice plate sculptor, segway tour guide, blues musician, and comedian. Jeff shows us his sick blues skills and Renee shares a round of Crystal Pepsi. You can find Patrick at Nashville's Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar on Monday nights and various showcases and open mics around Nashville.
105 minutes | Aug 17, 2016
“The Big Redo” Starring Cortney Warner!
Nashville comedian Cortney Warner joins us for discussions on clowns, redheads, and twinkies. Cortney is one of the most driven people we've ever encountered. She's done everything from acting and music to stand-up comedy all while embracing her competitive spirit. Also in this episode; Jeff's latest rash, Rob's birthday bash, and Renee spends time with her HOA. Find more of Cortney here: @cortneymwarner thirdcoastcomedyclub.com
133 minutes | Aug 8, 2016
You've heard us plug them on the show, now witness the insanity as podcasts collide!! Adam Sayne and Luke Skyrider join us from the podcast Conspirinormal. We delve into many conspiratorial topics, as well as discuss how we all got into this crazy hobby. Conspirinormal has been around since 2012, and has had a huge variety of guests covering all things paranormal and conspiracy theory related. For more Conspirinormal check out: www.conspirinormal.com
97 minutes | Aug 1, 2016
Lance Conzett: Journalist, Photographer, DJ
Lance, like many of our guests, is a man of many talents. From his work as a journalist and photographer for the Nashville Scene to his spot as a DJ on WXNA, he is fully immersed in the music business. Lance shares some of his adventures with us, including his run-in with Glen Danzig, a year of midnight movies, and the difficulties of journalism internships. Find more of Lance here: @lanceco www.lanceconzett.com www.wxnafm.org
84 minutes | Jul 23, 2016
Narado Moore in “Not your average sexual awakening”
Narado Moore: What can we say...? This man loves the booty! Hop on this train and ride it straight off the rails to the Den of Sin. We learned so much from this man. Hero. Follow Narado @rod4short
124 minutes | Jun 27, 2016
Michael Kearney and Lacie Madison from Nashville Improv
When you want off the cuff comedy you call in the experts, and who better than Nashville Improv? Michael Kearney and Lacie Madison explain just how much fun you can have when you just say yes! Topics include their appearance on "Drunk History", life growing up in Montana, and what TMZ would have sounded like in the 1800s To learn more about Nashville Improv go here: www.nashvilleimprov.com
78 minutes | Jun 17, 2016
Hannah Hogan; adapting to life in America.
Actress and comedian Hannah Hogan gives us a fresh perspective on our city from the eyes of a Canadian. She shares her stories on learning to drive, moving for love, and adapting to life in the south. For more of Hannah check out: www.Hannahhogancomedy.com @misshannahhogan
93 minutes | Jun 6, 2016
Vala Bird’s long road to Nashville
It was a long, strange journey through near financial ruin that led this week's guest to Nashville, but we're glad she made it! Vala Bird makes her first appearance on the show as we delve into overdraft-funded road trips and repossessed cars. She's an actress and comedian most recently seen in ESPN's Smirnoff Ice commercial and well known around town in comic circles. Be sure to catch Vala on Seth Pomeroy's Cast-A-Show at Zanies on June 28th. We also debut a new segment to give back to the community and bring people together by reading some of our favorite missed connections. You can find more of Vala here: www.facebook.com/valabird www.pinterest.com/fearlessvala
100 minutes | May 29, 2016
Jeremy Holland featuring poo-tastic dates and adult trivia
We spent some time with new friend Jeremy Holland from the Gadabout Theater Company this week. On top of acting, Jeremy writes sketches, loves scotch, and creates wacky games. One such game titled "Sex Act, Cocktail, or Old-timey Disease" got the gang in the competitive spirit and taught us some fun new words. (You might want to have your urban dictionary on hand.) Jeremy also shares the tale of his most embarrassing date, an incident known as "The Brown Dawn". For more of Jeremy, check out Gadabout's instagram.
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