This week’s headliner is Bill Bushart, who last appeared on this podcast’s debut episode. Bill and Tom went out for pizza, beer and a round of Trivial Pursuit. It’s a breezy conversation that ranges from remaking classic TV, to Demi Moore’s career, to the rules of polo. One guy wins the game, but there’s nobody loses when Bill is on the Comedy Castle stage. Catch him this weekend!
Brad Wenzel started preforming stand-up comedy in the Detroit area before moving to Los Angeles, appearing three times on Conan and releasing an album on Third Man Records. In advance of his headlining weekend at The Comedy Castle, the humble and witty Wenzel had a chat with Tom about his comedy influences, his love of Bob Seger, being star-struck in Hollywood and much more. If you’re looking for a fun, fresh comedian to fall in love with, listen to this – and see Brad this weekend in Royal Oak!
Dave Landau returns to The Comedy Castle for Memorial Day Weekend 2019. Dave is a Detroit guy who now works in New York City, and he talked to Tom McCarthy for nearly one hour in advance of this weekend’s shows. Dave talks his love for Detroit, the pressure of his radio gig with Anthony Cumia, rock n’ roll, recovery and much more. Dave is one of the best comics – and interviews – around. Don’t miss his show!
This week’s headliner is Alonzo Bodden. The Last Comic Standing winner and gearhead joins host – and this week’s feature act – Tom McCarthy to discuss his big breaks in comedy and how he was able to bring his background as a mechanic into his show business career. Alonzo’s the smartest comedian you’ll ever meet and one of the funniest, too. Tom then sits down with emcee Wesley Ward to question the answers – it’s funnier than it sounds!
The Amazing Johnathan return to Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle for four shows this weekend May 9th – 12th, 2019. Johnathan chats with Tom about starting his career in Detroit, two upcoming documentaries about his life in show business, his heath issues and (literally) dying on stage. This is a great interview with a comedy legend. Make sure to catch one of his shows – it could be his last!
This week’s headliner, comedy club legend Bobby Collins chats with Tom about his years in the business, working with Sinatra and more. Bobby is aa great interview as he is a comic. This is a must listen. Plus, Adam Degi and Steve Sabo share tales of exotic places like Barcelona and Grand Rapids.
Noah Gardenswartz’s album, Blunt, is one of host’s Tom McCarthy’s favorite comedy albums. Noah chats about that and all things with Tom before his headline weekend at the Comedy Castle. Also on this episode the hilarious Cam Rowe talks about his life in sports and comedy and his background in reality TV.
All three comics from this weekend’s shows at The Comedy Castle join Tom this week, starting with headliner Clinton Jackson telling us his childhood fandom led to adulthood success. Also, hear how feature Dan Simon balances family and show business, and emcee Steve Smargon on how to look intimidating and still be funny.
Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle welcomes Dean Delray, Paul Piziks and Alex Price to the club this week. Podcast host Tom McCarthy interviews Paul and Alex heading into the weekend, trying to find out who Paul owes money to, while Alex asks if The Comedy Castle is run by the mob.