Episode 32: A Series Of Firsts

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In this Episode:

Evan Davis recalls the first time he did comedy, had sex, and got drunk. This did not all happen in one night.

Coree Spencer tells us about the first time she moved out of her house due to impossible circumstances, and found herself homeless at 17.

PLUS, news about the LIVE show on May 8th with Wyatt Cenac and Mara Wilson, and listener shout outs! Like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars!

Evan Davis is a comedian, film buff and all around great guy. Here he is doing his thing:

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Coree Spencer is a comedian, storyteller, filmmaker, and in her spare time rocks it on Twitter. Here she is emulating what my album cover would be if I had a band:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Ceremony” by New Order

“Is It Wicked Not To Care” by Belle & Sebastian

“Kiss Them For Me” by Siouxsie and the Banshees

“Predictable” by Bran Van 3000

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

 

Episode 31: A 9/11 Story

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In this Episode:

Mark Duffy worked in the World Trade Center for 20 years until September 11th, 2001. His son Chris was in school, just a few miles away. The two talk about that day and how they finally found their way home.

PLUS, a new drink inspired by and named after Blair Koenig from STFU Parents and listener shout outs! Like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars!

Chris Duffy is the host of You’re The Expert, an awesome show. Mark Duffy is retired and is a master hiker. He plans to climb to the highest peak in all 50 states.

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Chris Duffy and his dad Mark

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Happens All The Time” by Chris Powers

“Pink Moon” by Nick Drake

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 30: LIVE with Janeane Garofalo and Chris Morris!

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In this Episode:

Recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn, the Bartender talks to Janeane Garofalo about comedy, the Puppy Bowl and her new show idea, and the talented Chris Morris shares a very personal story. PLUS we play Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice with Dan Schachner!

Watch a clip here:

Full episode here:

Pictures, courtesy of Tom Scola:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 29: SHORT! A Funny Thing Happened

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In this Episode:

Jen Collier is a comedian in London. Last week, she received this email about a gig:

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She tweeted it to her 600 followers and soon it went viral. 6,028 (and counting) retweets later, Jen joins the bartender to talk about her sudden online fame, being a woman in comedy, and what it feels like to have Sarah Silverman on your side.

Jen Collier can be found on her website and Twitter. This is Jen rocking out onstage while still being female:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 28: The Conspiracy of Silence

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In this Episode:

Mike Blejer was 11 years old when his au pair started sexually abusing him. After we hear his story, he talks about how common sexual assault is and why survivors are often hesitant to talk about it. The Bartender then shares her own experience with this topic, and why she hasn’t publicly addressed it until recently.

PLUS, news about the second guest for the the Live Show/BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA  with Janeane Garofalo on March 5th, and listener shout outs! ALSO a great article about the show by Eliza Berman can be found in The Billfold this week!

Like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars! And you can get your tix to the live show here!

About the Guest:

Mike Blejer is an awesome comedian, actor, musician and person based in New York City. His podcast is Malignant Brain Humor and it’s amazing. Here he is working the “smeyes” in a recent photo:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Dry the Rain” by The Beta Band

“End of a Century” by Blur

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 27: The Extra Files

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In this Episode:

Corey talks about receiving communion in a church AND getting a Bar Mitzvah in a van, Libby introduces a new boyfriend to an eccentric family member, and the bartender herself tells the story about reuniting with her kindergarten sweetheart. PLUS, news about the Live Show/BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA on March 5th, a drink recipe, and listener shout outs!

Also, like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars! And you can get your tix to the live show here!

About the Guests:

Corey Eisenstein is a cinematographer, director, writer and photographer based in Brooklyn.

Libby is Katharine’s friend, and a very lucky gal.

Katharine Heller is the host of this podcast. She recorded the story you heard at The Dump, a weekly storytelling show at The Creek and the Cave and hosted by the amazing Jake Hart.

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Safe from Harm” by Massive Attack

“Part of the Process” by Morcheeba

“A Rose is a Rose” by Poe

“Playground Love” by Air

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 26: Tough Crowd

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In this Episode:

Micah tells us about his most difficult heckler (and the life lesson in the bathroom that followed it), and Cecelia shares a short story about her experience with race relations during her time in the Dominican Republic. It involves her dog. PLUS, the first guest is announced for the live show/BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA on March 5th, and a new drink inspired by a friend! Like what you hear? Tip me! Or give the show 5 stars! And you can get your tix to the live show here!

About The Guests:

Micah Sherman is an actor, comedian, improviser and all around great guy. He is currently finishing up production on his feature length film, Like Me: A Documentary About Social Media. You can see him perform regularly at The PIT with his team The Baldwins, or in the awesome play Give The People What They Want on Jan. 31st. Like musical comedy? His CD is available here.

Cecelia Rembert is an amazing artist based in Brooklyn. Here is one of her pieces:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Head Full of Whispers” by Electric Turn to Me

“6’1″” by Liz Phair

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists