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Between Awesome and Disaster with Will Carey

Comedian Will Carey sees life as a balance between two kinds of moments, awesome and disaster. He sits down with a guest to talk about their life, creative interests, and taking a disastrous moment and turning it into an awesome one. Host: Will Carey Twitter: @comicwillcarey
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Jan 20, 2020

Comedian Matt Storrs is fascinated with dynamics.  He talks to Will about a NYC moment he experienced right out of a Scorsese film, his life growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, producing his show the Storrs Objection, and moving to New York City.

Matt on Twitter:  @MTStorrs

https://www.storrscomedy.com/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jan 13, 2020

Hattie Hayes know real country music, and dislikes most stand up.  She talks to Will about growing up in Missouri, Country music, Queer themes in the music of Taylor Swift, Sketch Comedy, and balancing personal life and career when you're in a relationship with another performer.

Hattie's Podcast

Taydarpod.com

Hattie's Sketch show

 thepit-nyc.com/events/infinite-sketch/

Hattie on Twitter: @QueenHattieJean

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jan 6, 2020

Will's friend and fellow member of sketch group Backdoor BBQ returns to the show to recap the year in Pop Punk for 2019.  Favorite albums, Favorite songs, Favorite covers, Live shows Will and Paul love Pop punk and get really excited talking about it on this episode.

Will and Paul's 2019 Pop Punk favorites Playlist

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVFDkBfnMuteVjJs-d2K-LFGmmgDbFllU

Paul on Twitter: @TheRealPaulCory

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

The Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

 

Dec 30, 2019

Comedian Nathan Anderson has been dealing with incels long before the term became a part of popular culture.  He sits down with Will to discuss growing up in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City bombing, featuring in the midwest, moderating stand up comedy subreddits, and the growing influence of a specific angry type of comedy fan, and how he sees himself easily having become one if circumstances had been slightly different. 

Nathan on Twitter: @NathanTheSnake

http://nathananderson.nyc/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The Podcast on Patreon

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster 

Dec 23, 2019

David Lawson was the first guest on Between Awesome and Disaster in January of 2016.  Nearly four years later David returns to the podcast to talk storytelling, comedy specials, travel, topical shows including his current show 2020 book report covering the current slate of Democratic presidential candidates.

David also discusses performing his solo shows around the United States, and how to approach playing a festival as a solo performer. 

David on Twitter: @dtlawson

http://www.dtlawson.com/David_Lawson/David_Lawson.html

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

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Dec 16, 2019

Comedian Tommy McNamara not only recorded a comedy album but a rock opera version of his album as well.  He talks to Will about growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, playing drums in punk rock bands,favorite music, the Chicago stand up scene, His new comedy album with ASpecialThing Records, his podcast Stand By Your Band, and his idea for his next Stand Up Special.

http://www.tommymcnamara.com/

Tommy's Album: https://music.apple.com/us/album/whos-tommy/1483703223

Tommy's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stand-by-your-band/id1223828700

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

Will's Band: https://brightugly.bandcamp.com/releases

Will on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

 

Dec 9, 2019

Comedian J.P. Mcdade is looking to fill his days and nights with comedy.  He talks to Will about growing up in Connecticut, stand up comedy, impressions, roast battles, appearing on Roast Battle II on Comedy Central, and writing for other comics on Comedy Central Roasts.

J.P. on Twitter: @jp_mcdade

http://www.mcdadebaby.com/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Will's Band : https://brightugly.bandcamp.com/releases

The podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Dec 2, 2019

Ira Lawrence Gammerman and Will go all the way back to Towson University’s Theater Department in 2004 . Ira Talks to Will about his beginnings as an actor, moving into playwriting, the Baltimore Theater and music scenes, his time in Chicago and Athens Ohio, Podcasting, and writing folk music on a mandolin gifted to him by his estranged Grandmother.

http://iralawrence.com/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Nov 25, 2019

Comedian/Improvisor Nick Cohen path to comedy and podcasting went through the world of classic music.  He talks to Will about growing up in suburban Arizona, studying classical music composition, Ambient music, moving to New York City, improv comedy, stand up comedy, his podcast The Cereal Thrillers and producing live shows at the People's Improv Theater.

Nick's Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cereal-thrillers/id1462663232

Nick on Twitter: @nickscohen

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Nov 18, 2019

A fire alarm going off during recording cannot dampen Will's excitement from sitting down and talking with the guitarist and bassist from one of his favorite bands Anti-Flag.

Justin Sane and Chris #2 sit down to discuss guitars, bass playing, songwriting, growing up in Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Punk Scene, The formation of A-F Records, touring internationally, interpersonal skills acquired from being in a band for nearly 28 years, Justin's Solo album, and confronting the feeling of cynicism when facing the present state of the country.

 

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Justin Sane on Twitter: @JustinSaneSolo

Chris #2 on Twitter:@ChrisDos

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Nov 11, 2019

Comedian Gabriel Pacheco's awareness of the world around him started at an early age.  He talks to Will about Growing up in Washington DC, The political climate he was around growing up and today, Teaching in NYC, Punk and Hardcore Music, stand up comedy, and setting goals for doing new things.

Gabe on Twitter: @gabe_pacheco

Gabe's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eat-pray-judge-a-movie-podcast/id1410482620?i=1000420874182&mt=2

 https://www.gabepacheco.com/#home-2-section

 

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

The Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Nov 4, 2019

Comedian and Musician Rob Paravonian's Life as a Comic Videos were very important to Will when he was new to the world of Stand Up Comedy.  Rob and Will get super nerdy about guitars and basses before discussing being in bands before comedy, growing up in the Midwest, Doing Stand Up in the College Market, Moving to New York City in the Mid 90s, doing Premium Blend, creating the Pachelbel Rant opening for George Carlin, and his experiences performing on cruise ships.

http://robprocks.com/

Rob on Twitter: @RobPRocks

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Oct 28, 2019

Comedian Myles Hewette has been closer to lava than any other guest.  He talks to Will about growing up in Hawaii in the shadow of an active Volcano, finding the hardcore punk scene in Hawaii, tripping on mushrooms in Boston while in college, starting stand up comedy in NYC and creating a sketch comedy show based on the work of David Foster Wallace.

 

NYC get tickets to Myles next show on 11/9/2019

https://thepit-nyc.com/events/infinite-sketch/

Myles on Twitter: @MyleswithaY

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The Podcast on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

 

Oct 24, 2019

Best Ex Singer/Guitarist Mariel Loveland lived much of early twenties on the road.

 

She talks to Will about the formation of her band Candy Hearts when she was a teenager, constant heavy touring from the early days of the band, what she learned working with Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory on their album All The Ways You Let Me Down, Candy Hearts changing their name to Best Ex, adjusting to routine daily life after years on tour, and her plans for the next Best Ex Record.

 

Listen to Best Ex’s new Single!

 

https://www.bestexnj.com/

 

Mariel on Twitter: @candyheartsband

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

 

The podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Oct 21, 2019

Singer/Songwriter Frank Turner takes a moment out of his No Man's Land Tour to chat with Will about growing up in Meonstoke in England, the London Hardcore Scene, his transition from fronting post-hardcore band Million Dead to an acoustic solo Performer, Favorite albums, Folk-Punk, creating the companion podcast for his new album Tales from No Man's Land, and the concept behind the live shows for the No Man's Land Tour.

 

See Frank Turner Live: https://frank-turner.com/live-gigs/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Oct 14, 2019

Comedian Courtney Maginnis is a hilarious comedian with a love of dark entertainment.

 

She talks to Will about Growing up in Virginia, Horror Movies, True Crime, working in the Fashion Industry, Beyonce, and Stand Up Comedy

http://www.courtneymaginnis.com/

Courtney on Twitter: @courtmaginnis

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Oct 7, 2019

Comedian Tommy Kang is a tornado of positive energy.  He talks to Will about Kuk Mu Kwan the martial art is grandfather invented and taught to the South Korean Special Forces.  Growing up training in his father's Dojo from a very young age, dealing with bullies in suburban New Jersey, how he discovered stand up comedy, and starting making short films and pilots.

Tommy on Twitter: @TommyLlama

http://www.tommykang.com/

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

 

 

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Sep 30, 2019

Comedian Troy Alan has a healthy perspective that he doesn't always think is healthy.

He talks to Will about having a relationship with his Dad after learning something horrible about him, how he found comedy after being a personal trainer in DC, Performing his Storytelling show Funny Stories About Pain at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and a hilarious story about an encounter with IRS Agents

https://www.facebook.com/troy.alan.52/

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

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Sep 23, 2019

Comedian Alex Ryu and Will loved their time in Japan.  He talks to Will about his time in Tokyo and Kyoto, growing up in Dallas Texas, discovering his love of visual art at 16, starting stand up after getting married and having a child, producing live comedy shows, and how he sees his life as a father.

 

Alex on Twitter: @MrAlexRyu

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

The Podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

Support the Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Sep 16, 2019

Comedian Ray Devito was one of the first NYC comics Will was aware of before moving to New York.  Ray talks to Will about starting comedy in Ohio, being a road comic featuring around the midwest.  The economics of being a comic on the road, Moving to NYC away from steady paid work, his podcast the GHOLE and his experience acting in the Bollywood film English Vinglish.

 

Ray on Twitter: @raydevito

Ray's Podcast: https://theghole.libsyn.com/2019/05

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster 

Sep 9, 2019

Derik Boik used to produce the literal tinniest stand up show in New York City.

He talks to Will about growing up in Central Florida, getting married and having a kid in his early twenties, being a teacher counselor for at risk kids in Tennessee, getting divorced, a great stand up comedy road story, and how moving away from Stand Up lead him to true love, and his new career as a story producer for reality tv shows like Queer Eye, Southern Charm, and Love Island.

 

Derik on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/derikboik/?hl=en

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster 

Sep 2, 2019

Comedian Kevin Janaway has been immersed in pop culture since he was a child.  He talk to Will about growing up in Nashville Tennessee, Family, Stand Up Comedy, Japan, and Anime.

Kevin on Twitter: @Lusciouskevin

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Donate to Help Kyoto Animation:

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The podcast on Patreon:

www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Aug 26, 2019

Comedian Greg Stone is grounded by viewing his achievements rather than his goals.  He talks to Will about telling stories in a comedy club setting, a great heckler story that occurred while recording his stand up album, amazing heckler stories when you're not trying to win the audience back, Creating the Rad Dudecast, writing for The Break with Michelle Wolf on Netflix, and contributing to Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondence Dinner Performance.  

Greg on Twitter: @gregstone_

Gregs Podcast:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rad-dudecast/id647946941

https://www.patreon.com/raddudecast

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Aug 19, 2019

Comedian/Actor Jason Salmon is a continuous source of positivity.

He talks to Will about growing up outside of Dallas, discovering his love of acting doing community theater, commercial acting, The joys that comedy and theater can bring to audiences, and his love of Martin McDonagh's play the Pillowman. 

 

Jason's Website: http://www.jason-salmon.com/Home.html

Jason on Twitter: @JSalmonComedy

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

 

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Aug 12, 2019

Comedian and writer Jaqi Furback's writing sensibilities are informed by sci-fi.  She talks to Will about conspiracy theories, loving sci-fi growing up, being the youngest of 4 girls in her family, Stand Up Comedy, traveling in Thailand, reactions people have to her not pursuing a romantic relationship, and her plans for a sci-fi novel series.

 

Jaqi on Twitter: @jaqifurback

https://www.jaqifurback.com/

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https://tinyurl.com/y3rtbffl

 

Support the Podcast: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MDBxX0iqT

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster 

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The Podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

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