Podcast #17: Robert Jenkins/Pat Sievert/Kate Brindle

Three of Michigan’s best comedian head to The Comedy Castle this weekend, and headliner Robert Jenkins – plus openers Pat Sievert and Kate Brindle – had a chat with Tom McCarthy. Rob and Pat talk about the fruitful Lansing Comedy Scene and the legendary Mac’s Comedy Night, the difficulty of the “short set”, lusting after public figures, and how not to get your favorite Three 6 Mafia tunes. Later, Tom tracks down the hilarious Kate Brindle and goes through extraordinary lengths to get her phone number. It’s a great show this weekend, so don’t miss it!

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Podcast #16: Nate Fridson

Detroit’s own Nate Fridson returns to headline The Comedy Castle this weekend, and the always affable comic took some time to chat with Tom McCarthy. Nate talks about how he landed the opener gig for the Sklar Brothers, how being a “Theater Kid” is a cool thing, and the creative process around naming a rented mule, Augustus. Nate is one of the best young comics in America – check out his show this weekend!

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Podcast #15: Mary Santora & Kyle Forsyth

The post-holiday blues won’t get you down as there’s plenty of comedy fireworks at The Comedy Castle this weekend. Mary Santora headlines the club for the first time and told Tom McCarthy about her sobriety, updating her comedy bio, and the joys of owning a vintage Ford Taurus. Also joining Tom is opener Kyle Forsyth, a Detroit comedy hustler who also loves promoting shows, curating festivals and watching Stranger Things. He also thanks Tom for recommending Rocket Man. What a guy! Check out the show this weekend at the club and the amazing Jeff Ford, too!

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Podcast #14: Andy Beningo

This week’s headliner and viral video comic extraordinaire, Andy Beningo phones in from Atlantic City to talk playing AC and casinos in general, his origins in comedy, and – if you know Andy this won’t surprise you – some Red Wings hockey. Our host Tom McCarthy thought that Andy was opening for Bobby Collins, but that’s not the case! Andy is the main event this weekend at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, don’t miss it!

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