THE AUDIO ARCHIVES: NEKO WHITE

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From the archives, here’s my 2014 interview with stand up comedian Neko White! An all time classic interview, we met at the Olympic Flame diner in Manhattan just prior to the recording of his first album Introducing… Me. Neko and I discussed his start in comedy at the age of 14, jumping into stand up full time after graduating high school, warming up the crowd for VH1’s Hip Hop Squares, and the support from his family especially his grandmother.

Catch Neko performing on Saturday, October 25th, 11PM at the New York Comedy Club (241 E 24th Street, New York, NY). Click here for tickets! Ticket are just $25 when you use the promo code “KANG“.

You can also follow Neko on his website NekoWhite.com and on Twitter and Instagram at @Neko_white93 .

NOTP PODCAST: ANGELA COBB

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This week my guest on the NOTP Podcast is stand up comedian Angela Cobb! We sat down after doing stand up (see what I did there?) on John Larocchia’s Laughter Saves Lives show at St. Alban’s Veterans Hospital in Queens. We talked dealing with mental health issues stemming from comedy, having New York accents, and then dealt with the fact I swallowed a fly.  Be sure to catch Angela’s “My First Time: A Stand-up & Storytelling Show” at QED in Queens. For more, follow Angela on Twitter at @angelacobb, Instagram at @angelacobbcomedy, or go to AngelaCobbComedy.com.

NOTP PODCAST: ANDREW STEINER

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My guest on this week’s episode is stand up comedian Andrew Steiner! We sat down in Union Square and talked mental health and how it affects comedy (and vice versa), how diet impacts your mental health, and some relaxation techniques before hitting the stage. We also chat about working with John McGinley on some hilarious improv videos!    Follow Andrew on Instagram at @ndrewsteiner, listen to his podcast at truekpod.com, and get tickets for his show: How To Meditate: A Burlesque Show on September 20th at 10PM!

NOTP PODCAST: JOSH WELLS

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My guest on this week’s episode is stand up comedian Josh Wells! We met up at an amazing sandwich shop in Jersey City called Sub Culture (also home to Mark Henley‘s kickass open mic on Wednesdays).  We talk being “middle-aged” comics, working a 9-5 then hitting shows afterwards, and the return of Eddie Murphy to SNL! To see where Josh is performing next, follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @joshaintfunny and sign up for his newsletter The Josh Wells Weekly at joshwells.substack.com !

THE AUDIO ARCHIVES: JEFFREY GURIAN

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From the archives, here’s my 2014 interview with stand up comedian and comedy aficionado Jeffrey Gurian! We talked about Jeffrey’s approach to interviewing comics, why it’s important to promote positivity, and his amazing tales of meeting Woody Allen and writing for Rodney Dangerfield! Currently, you can catch Jeffrey on the new Robin Williams documentary Robin Williams- When The Laughter Stops on the Reelz Channel

Also, check out his new best selling book on happiness Healing Your Heart, By Changing Your Mind: A Spiritual And Humorous Approach To Achieving Happiness on Amazon!

Be sure to subscribe to his renowned YouTube channel Comedy Matters TV  which has well over 2 million views and follow Jeffrey on Twitter and Instagram at @jeffreygurian .

 

NOTP PODCAST: JEN LAP

Jen Lap IG TN.jpgMy guest on this week’s episode is stand up comedian/writer Jen Lap! We talk about the process of writing comedy, handling a check spot during a show, and her outstanding work with Comedywire.com! I definitely would not have created this website without the opportunities and the skills I learned through Comedywire! If you’re an aspiring comedy writer, make sure you check it out!

Be sure to catch Jen performing stand up on her show (co-produced with Jimmy Schatz) Expensive Taste at the West Side Comedy Club in NYC. You can follow Jen on Twitter and Instagram at @jenlapcomedy and on her website at JenLap.com.

THE AUDIO ARCHIVES: MARK DEMAYO

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From the archives, here’s my 2013 interview with stand up comedian and retired NYPD detective Mark DeMayo! We talked about how Mark balanced life as a detective, comedian, and his son’s baseball coach. We also discuss his early days performing with likes of Donnell Rawlings, his tremendous one-man show 20 & Out, and how he got his stage name. Listen to Mark co-host the podcast Police Off the Cuff with fellow comic and retired NYPD detective Bill Cannon. Visit Mark’s website MarkDeMayo.com for more!