This week, Tom gets to catch up with one seriously funny and interesting US Marine, comic, producer, director, and all around Bon Vivant, Mike Eshaq. An interesting conversation about comedy and cultures and that Tom really, really wants a “Public Yemeni” t-shirt. Mike headlines The Comedy Castle this Saturday night June 19th. Tickets are available at the link below.
This week’s headliner, the opinionated and hilarious Adam Degi, returns to the show to discuss the West Michigan Comedy scene, Pyramid Schemes, Gambling, and general overall comedy gossip. Don’t miss the recording of Adam’s new album this Thursday-Saturday at the Castle. Tickets can be found at the link below.
Jeff Scheen is Michigan-born and raised, and he returns from his new homebase in NYC for shows this weekend at The Comedy Castle. Tom and Jeff chat about National Parks, skiing on landfills, that it’s ok to be content, and the late great Club Bart open mic. Check out Jeff’s awesome podcast “The Worldly Show.” Get tickets with the link below!
Comedian and professional educator Tim Finkel returns to the podcast to talk about his new venture – a comedy class for teens at the Comedy Castle starting June 23rd. Tom and Tim discuss the origins of the class, how it compares to Tim’s day job as a schoolteacher, and how comedy is kind of like golf. If you or your kids would have interest in this class, please follow the link below to The Comedy Castle website. Tickets for this weekend’s shows with Zach Martina can be found at the same link.
Reno Collier made his name as an opening act for Larry The Cable Guy, and he brings his talents to The Comedy Castle this weekend. Tom and Reno really hit it off, they cover membership in the Kiss Army, the Nashville Comedy Scene, compare bits about monkeys, and discuss dogs ruining the production value of otherwise great podcasts. Catch Reno’s new special recorded at Zanie’s Nashville, this fall. Tickets for this weekends show can be found at the link below.
Comedy Castle favorite Dwayne Gill returns to the Comedy Castle this weekend and he talked to Tom for this week’s show. Tom asks if Dwayne’s comedy is still like a finger up the ass, tales of fallen comedy comrades and the Detroit scene, and that Dwayne is a Leo but not that Leo. Dwayne is a crowd-pleaser, so don’t miss the shows this weekend!
On this week’s episode, returning headliner Michael Palascak helps Tom remember that he does not know Spanish, gives advice on keeping intro’s REAL simple, and that many things really aren’t Orwellian. Michael is a veteran of Last Comic Standing, Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, catch him this weekend at The Comedy Castle – ticket link below.
Comedian Jodi White returns to The Comedy Castle stage this weekend. today, she chats with Tom about the Zombie Walk, incontinence, the Kentucky Derby, and Roseanne. Jodi’s great! Tickets for this weekend’s limited-capacity shows can be purchased at the link below.
The Comedy Castle Podcast returns as does comedian and comedy class instructor Bill Bushart. Bill and Tom discuss comedy in the post COVID world, how nice it is to get along with your wife in a pandemic, being a cat person, and info on Bill’s comedy classes for beginners at the Castle.
Gary Vider has been seen on America’s Got Talent, Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and he joins Tom McCarthy for this week’s podcast before his headlining weekend at The Comedy Castle. Gary tells his experiences with AGT judges Heidi Klum and Howard Stern, growing up on Long Island, why he took so long to make his first comedy album and much more. Also, Tom chats with Saginaw-based comedian Mike Ball about how he hustles so hard producing his own shows, why he got started on that path and the advice he has for other comedians who want to do the same. Tickets for this weekend’s shows can be found at the link below.