Sure Adam Ferrara is a top notch stand up comic and an amazing actor but his is also a “good man”. After you listen to this episode you will understand exactly what I mean. We chat about his career which includes 3 Comedy Central Specials, working along side his best friend Dennis Leary on the Emmy nominated “Rescue Me” and countless other roles in movies and television.
On his latest TV gig he was as one of the co-hosts of “Top Gear US”. So naturally we talk cars. Lots of car talk! However, the best part of our conversation focuses on family and the important role his father had in Adams life. From early in childhood to the wonderful husband he has become today the love and respect Adam has for his dad is heart warming.
In a very unexpected twist we remember 9/11/2001. Adam a native New Yorker was in Manhattan that fateful day. He shares with us what it was like in the area around ground zero the day of and for many many days after. We could use a few more “good” men like Adam Ferrara these days...
Haling from the small isolated Canadian town of Terrace, my guest today has made a big name for himself in comedy. Ian Bagg shares with us his journey through Canada into the United States all in the name of making people laugh. His stand up has come a long way from his first open mic, where all of his jokes that were written on his hands melted away in his nervous sweat, to one of the finalist on “Last Comic Standing”. Ian shares his thoughts on hockey, a horrible reaction to a tattoo, and his brush with dynamite. We also get a glimpse into his private life as we talk about his wife and dogs. Find out what terrifies him and what it was like to hear that your mom may or may not have slept with Wayne Newton. And how could we not talk about his movie career which included working with chimpanzees. Who wouldn’t want to do a film about a hockey playing chimp? All that and more as we have a fascinating conversation with comedian Ian Bagg.
Comedian Chad Zumock joins me on the podcast! Chad is from Cleveland and a HUGE Cleveland sports fan. We will touch on the World Series, the Cavaliers Championship and Chad’s most prized possession, which happens to be sports related but NOT from a Cleveland team.
Chad shares with us the touching story of meeting his dad for the first time at the age of 22! How his mom almost named him Elvis. A stint in radio on the legendary WMMS which came to end with a DUI. A bout with depression that lead him to therapy, anti-depressants and ended with finding himself in a “good place”. And it wouldn’t be a podcast without finding out about Chad’s hidden talent. Oh and I think he is the first stand up comedian I have ever met that has never taken a selfie!
On today’s show we explore each of those topics and more. Including his stint as a corrections officer in Yuma Arizona, a friendship and working relationship with comic Gabriel Iglesias, and what it’s like to be in the world of NFL Indianapolis Colt’s punter Pat McAfee. Shaun shares his wonderful wit and a great recipe for Carne Asada on today’s show. And yes, he has a lazy eye. Thus “Team Lazy Eye” of which I happen to be a member, sort of. Find out why I technically I am not a member anymore. Fun show with a talented smart guy.
There are few people in the world who have almost been killed by an ex-lover. Comedian Pat Dixon is one of them and he tells us in spectacular detail about the experience. The talented Mr. Dixon was left with his life and an obsession with crime that he channels into his podcast, New York City Crime Report. He shares stories ripped straight from the New York City headlines and police blotters that are just unbelievable.
We also talk about happy stuff as Pat has recently been married to journalist, podcaster Mandy Stadtmiller. Learn how the two met through a story Mandy was researching, how Pat played hard to get and eventually married. They staged their nuptials at the Gotham Comedy Club in November of 2015 and unlike most weddings they actually made money. Of course we talk stand up too! Pat’s slant on comedy is unique and a bit edgy. Fascinating conversation... Enjoy.