Guy Branum is the very first friend I made in comedy. Mostly because he had a car and we both lived in the East Bay. He's had a very successful career writing for Chelsea Lately and Totally Biased, but this year, he finally broke through as a stand up as well. We sat down and talked about how after killing it in relative obscurity for years, he finally got people to notice his stand up. We also talk a bit about the LA and NY comedy scenes and today's backlash against "mean" and "offensive" comedy (I know, I talk about that on like every episode. Sorry.).
Enjoy, and please buy Guy's album: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/effable/id977936207
We recorded this episode on 4/20, so I had planned on talking about drugs to some extent. We ended up going way past weed to ayahuasca, a psychedelic drug known for giving users profound insights into life and existence. So yeah, things get kinda deep. And then we talk comedy a bit.
Anyway, it's a good one.
Be sure to follow all my guests, @myqkaplan, @zachsherwin and @gograntgordon
Sat down with a couple of very funny comedians, Grant Gordon (@gogratngordon) and Janelle James (@janellejcomic).
Grant and I host a weekly show together in Brooklyn known as Sack Magic. He also lived with my parents and I for two weeks this Winter.
Janelle opens for Todd Barry and Hannibal Buress on the road. She's also the very first female guest I've had, making her the Valentina Tereshkova of this podcast.
Wow, Janelle's credits look way more impressive than Grant's. He's gonna hate me for that.
Alon, a new guest to the show, joins me and Jason, my irregular West Coast co-host. Alon has a baby on the way, so that influenced a lot of our discussion. But not the part where we talk about gay porn.
This was Jason's first sober podcast. Can he still entertain without being mentally lubricated by the liquor???? There's only one way to find out!!!
I sit down with my old friend Oscar, a very talented musician who records under the name "SISTER MANTOS."
We talk about dating, queer identity, political correctness, and my all-time favorite comedy bit.
The audio quality is a little rough because we recorded this outside next to an abandoned pool near Downtown LA while eating po' boy sandwichs.
Check out Oscar's music here: http://www.sistermantos.com/