The Other Side Podcast
Whenever we get the chance, we talk to funny people about comedy and other stuff. It's all free for your to listen ...
Brandon T. Jackson has been a movie star ("Tropic Thunder"), a TV star ("Mr. Robinson") and a stand-up star (he headlines the Improv 2/26 - 2/28). Now he's about to be a reality star. He calls in from the set of "Living With Funny," his new series documenting the lives of comedians and their families.
We talk about the show, why his Detroit roots are so important to him, and what it's like to start your stand-up career in a church. Get to know him, then come to see him.
At one point, Ms. Pat was a drug-dealing teen mother of two. Now she's a nationally touring comedian, and her amazing real life stories are the foundation of her act. A few weeks before she headlines the DC Improv for the first time (February 18-21) she calls in to introduce herself and explain how she turned her life around.
John Heffron (headlining January 14-17) is a great stand-up, but did you know that he's also an R&B music mogul in his spare time? In the summer of 2015, he wrote and released "Let's Have a Date Night" -- with vocals by DC's own Elan Noelle. And now we're all gonna learn how to become DIY record producers. A very fun chat for our first headliner interview of 2016.
In 2016, the nation gets to choose the next president. Here at the Improv, we're setting our sights a little higher. By the time this year is done, we'll announce the FUNNIEST PRESIDENT OF ALL TIME!
Of course, getting there is half the fun. Starting January 11 on the Other Side podcast, we're going to break down what's funny about different presidents -- one POTUS at a time. We're talking to experts, enthusiasts and anyone else willing to chime in on the most important historical question of all time. We're kicking things off with Bill Clinton, and our expert is speechwriter Mark Katz, the author of "Clinton and Me." Check back Monday for the kickoff!
We've got a great interview for you on our latest episode. Headliner Finesse Mitchell tells us about his ties to "Star Wars" director JJ Abrams, his football days at the University of Miami, the experience of auditioning for "Saturday Night Live" and his connection to Donald Trump. A jam-packed interview with one of the smoothest guys we've ever met ...
Adam is one of our favorites, and he stops in before his Thursday show to talk about Christmas in an Italian home, the new season of "Top Gear" and (naturally) how great his wife is. You can see Adam on our stage December 10-13.
Two fun interviews this week. First up, Adam Ferrara of "Top Gear" chats about comedy, history and some of his inspirations. Adam headlines the Improv December 10-13. Then Sarah Fraser and Samy K stop in to tell us about the new Hey Frase podcast, which is recording on stage at the DC Improv. We talk about the big plans for their new project, their ties to the comedy world and the secret to being a high-energy media personality. Check 'em out at heyfrase.com.
Back in 2008, the first ever guest on the DC Improv podcast was Bob Marley. He returns to the program once again, and we couldn't be happier. Bob talks to us about work/life balance, working at the center of the entertainment industry (his home state of Maine, naturally), and famous waterskiers. Have a listen, and be sure to see Bob as he headlines the club November 20-22.
Cindy Kaza talks to dead people -- for a living. As an evidential medium, she helps people communicate with the spirit world, conveying messages from loved ones. We had her on our stage in June, and she's back on November 18. In this interview, we talk about her view of the spirit world, whether ghosts can be jerks, and her long-term relationships with spirits. If you think this is cool, check out Episode 20 for another chat with Cindy, where she describes her show.
We're honored to be joined by Tommy Davidson, a showbiz icon and DC native! Tommy tells us about his first stand-up gig in DC (at a strip club), the friend who convinced him to do stand-up, and what it takes to succeed as an entertainer. Not bad for a 20-minute podcast.