Podcast #42: Rob Little

This week, Michigan native Rob Little joins Tom on The Comedy Castle Podcast. They talk about how Rob was Tom’s first, the strange process of America’s Got Talent auditions, being a “cruise ship  comic”, how your own scene forgets who you are, and if there is such a thing as a toy agent. Rob always packs the house at The Comedy Castle so get your tickets now for this weekend’s shows – you won’t regret it!

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Podcast #40: Chris Kattan

This special episode has Tom talking to Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan about all things SNL, his book, and his upcoming appearance at The Comedy Castle. Chris talks about his unique improv background, the rivalries backstage at SNL and, of course, “More Cowbell”. Tom enjoyed his book, “Baby Don’t Hurt Me” and this interview is a big thrill for him. Don’t miss Chris this Sunday – a link to tickets is below.

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Podcast #39: Derek Richards

Derek Richards is a Las Vegas-based comedian, but he got his start right here in Michigan. On this show, Tom and Derek discuss sucking harder in three holes, the Midwest not being such a bad place to be a comic in, health scares, The Irish Comedy Tour, and Derek’s book, “Whiskey, Cancer, and Bad Decisions”. Derek is a favorite everywhere he plays – don’t miss his shows this weekend!

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Podcast #38: Zach Martina

This weekend’s headliner Zach Martina met up face-to-face with Tom for this Holiday podcast. Among the topics on this show: how Zach has parlayed his amazing resemblance to a certain terrible NFL football coach into a wildly popular YouTube channel, Tom admonishes Zach for not recognizing his recent weight loss, and how Tom is amazed by Zach’s work ethic, drive, and commitment.  Also, talk of Zach’s first album “Skunkman” and the recording of his new album. Bring the family out to the Comedy Castle this weekend – it’s always a good time with Zach!

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Podcast #37: Jeff Shaw and more

Jeff Shaw has had an interesting road to Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle this weekend – and some of that road was the sea! Jeff tells Tom about how cruise ships are the new “road” for comedians, why you shouldn’t expect a dirty show from him and how he’s making his new album this weekend at the club. Jeff’s unique and very funny. Don’t miss his shows! Plus, Melissa Hager, last week’s opener, joins Tom to talk about her unusual start in stand-up comedy and why her style is the one thing most comics don’t have. And if that wasn’t enough, this week’s feature act Khurum Sheikh, talks about being a retired Ann Arbor cop and the influence of his mother on his show. This is a monster podcast! Come laugh with us this weekend at the club.

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Podcast #36: Jeff Leeson/Tim Finkel

Canadian comedian, and this week’s headliner, Jeff Leeson chats with Tom for this week’s podcast. Jeff talks about the differences between American and Canadian crowds, his thoughts on Eddie Murphy, the late John Candy, why he enjoys doing crowd work, and of course – hockey! Also, joining Jeff is this week’s emcee Tim Finkel. Tim details how he got into comedy later than most, why he tries to be clean on stage, and how he juggles the double life of being a teacher by day and comedian at night. This is a great line-up, so check out the link below for tickets to the five big shows this weekend!

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Podcast #35: Matt McClowry

This week’s headliner Matt McClowry is a Detroit native and he shares his memories of the Detroit comedy scene as well as tales from New York, Los Angeles and the road on this week’s podcast. Tom asks Matt about the “good old days” at Club Bart’s open mike, the merits of where to move and when to move to climb up the ladder, and much more. Tom badly screws up thinking he knows Matt’s wife, and they chat about beagles, too! There’s three shows with Matt over this holiday weekend, don’t miss them!

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Podcast #34: TJ Miller

Star of TV and movies, TJ Miller returns to The Comedy Castle this Sunday for two big shows. TJ tells Tom why he loves playing comedy clubs, the status of the “battle axe”, details his circus training in Europe, talks doing stand-up in high school, his pick for the best city to start a comedy career and much more. TJ sold out last year, and tickets are going fast for these shows. Follow the link below and get yours now!

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Podcast #33: Taylor Tomlinson

Headliner Taylor Tomlinson performs this weekend at the club and called in for this interview. Taylor tells Tom about the challenges of doing stand-up on television, why she’s looking forward to getting older, growing up in a religious family and transitioning to comedy, her upcoming Netflix special and much more. There’s five big shows this weekend with Taylor – don’t miss them – she’ll be a big star very soon!

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