Our special Wednesday/Thursday headliner Craig Conant has an unbelievable show biz success story. We learn how he turned getting fired from Trader Joe’s for farting on his boss into stardom! Tom and Craig have a good time talking about the legendary Los Angeles stand up scene and what it takes to turn a good story into funny and relatable stand up comedy. We hear a feel good tale of sobriety, and Tom goes down memory lane (again) about the good life in the South Bay of LA. Tix for Craig’s shows can be found at the link below.
It’s a special week at The Comedy Castle as Tom McCarthy, who hosts this show, is the headliner. Because of this, Tom is interviewed by podcast producer and comedian Joel Fragomeni. Tom and Joel talk Tom’s failed first foray into comedy, the power of the comedy persona, the social reckoning that was the Freedom Festival Fireworks, and why Casino gigs suck. It’s a breezy conversation with two old friends that you’ll enjoy if you’re a fan of this show. Tickets for Tom’s weekend shows can be found at the link below.
Three big guests on this week’s show, as Tom talks to our headliner and two up-and-comers as well. Headliner Lara Beitz is a rising star in comedy. Recently seen in the fantastic “The Comedy Store” docuseries as well as on “Lights Out With David Spade” and a guest on the “Joe Rogan Experience” she is an example of perseverance + talent + timing = success. She will be doing an arena tour with Joe Rogan this fall. Relative newcomers, Cody Calebra and Franklin Wilson are making an impression on the Detroit Comedy Scene and are both graduates of the Comedy Castle Comedy Classes. They talk about their experiences and what motivated them to give it a try. Listen to their stories and make sure to sign up for our next sessions of Comedy Classes beginning in September. Tix for Lara’s shows and info on comedy classes can be found at the link below.
Former teacher turned stand-up comedian Tony Deyo stops by the Castle Podcast to discuss the power of late night tv appearances, the thread between teachers turned stand up comics, a funny “Stomp” audition story and his awesome stand up album, “Secret Headliner.” Check out his Dry Bar special “Sleep When the Baby Sleeps.” Tony is a big favorite at The Comedy Castle – get tickets at the link below!