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!

THE AUDIO ARCHIVES: EDDIE BRILL

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From the archives, here’s my interview with Eddie Brill from 2013. We discussed his early years in comedy from his time at Emerson College, how one’s comedy act grows and evolves through dedication to the art, working on The Late Show with David Letterman, and meeting President Barack Obama! Listen to Eddie’s podcast The Break with Eddie Brill on iTunes and Soundcloud!  To see Eddie perform live, visit his website EddieBrill.com.

THE AUDIO ARCHIVES: TED ALEXANDRO

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From the archives, here’s my interview with Ted Alexandro from 2013. We talked about how Ted’s background in music and teaching influenced his comedy, the art of stand up, and why comedy is always being performed in a basement or a back room (hint: NYC rent prices). Check out Ted’s podcast A Little Bit of Me and his comedy albums everywhere you listen to digital ear candy.