Legendary professional wrestler Mick Foley joins Tom to talk about his upcoming sold-out show at The Comedy Castle! Mick details how he made the transition from wrestler to comedian, why bombing as a comedian hurts more, his love for Tori Amos and answers questions about Tom’s favorite childhood wrestler, Brutus Beefcake! Mick is a talented story teller and a fantastic guest on this show. It’s a must-listen for wrestling fans and an insightful look into the world of comedy as told by one of the most entertaining people around. While tickets are sold-out for Mick’s show, the hilarious Joe List will be appearing September 30th to October 2nd. Tickets for Joe’s shows can be found at the link below.
It’s a two-interview podcast this week! First up is this week’s headliner, Greg Hahn – an impossibly high energy comic and great drummer too! You’ve seen him on Conan and he has been a long time guest on the syndicated “Bob and Tom Show.” He’s a former college basketball player, an ex-Marine, and one incredibly entertaining guy! We also have up-and-coming Detroit comic Ryan Brown on this week’s show. Interviewed back stage last month during his first Castle weekend, this is a must listen for any aspiring local comics. Tickets for this week’s show can be found at the link below.
Mary Mack is the voice of Jesse on the excellent Hulu animated series “Solar Opposites”, a veteran of multiple Conan appearances, and has a great Dry Bar Comedy special out. And she’s this week’s headliner at The Comedy Castle! Mary and Tom cover everything from Polka bands to why so many ex-teachers and musicians find their way into comedy. She is the epitome of “Midwest Nice”, and has five big shows this weekend – tix at the link below!
This week’s headliner and podcast guest, Jordan Carlos broke on to the comedy consciousness of America as Alan, Stephen’s black friend on the “Colbert Report”. A writer and on air personality on “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”, he’s also an accomplished stand up comic touring the country extensively. He’s a writer on the Stephen Colbert produced “The God’s Honest Truth” with Charlamagne tha God debuting on Comedy Central September 17th. Jordan’s also voicing a character on the new Adult Swim animated series “Teenage Euthanasia” debuting on the Cartoon Network September 20th. A really cool conversation with Tom on this episode! Get tickets for this week’s shows at the link below.
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!
One of Michigan’s top young comics, Bret Hayden, stops by the Castle Podcast to promote his Comedy Rumble. A great, one-of-a-kind event, Bret’s show combines his love of Pro Wrestling with stand up comedy. Thirty comics enter and only one survives as the winner! Get your tickets for this Wednesday’s show at the link below.
This week, Tom catches up with the beacon of positivity and light in the Detroit Comedy Scene, Mike Geeter! Great stories of learning the craft and putting yourself in the position to achieve your goals. We learn how Mike got the gig on Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City” and how he put together and produced his first comedy special “The Charm Offensive.” Mike is one of seventeen kids and his story is really inspirational. Tickets for Mike’s shows this weekend at The Comedy Castle can be found at the link below.