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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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Jun 29, 2020

Comedian Sean Donnelly knows what the job of comedian calls entails.  He talks to Will about Comedy over Zoom, socially distanced outdoor shows, when you have to abandon your act and do crowd work for 30 minutes while headlining, starting stand up comedy in New York City, doing the road, his radio show, and plans for album number two when he is able to record it.

https://seandonnellycomedy.com/

https://twitter.com/seanytime

Sean's Album: https://open.spotify.com/album/0lZg8ZWnsNxg6SRrdsO12U?si=5wy1x1qkQMCFq7Ej9WZpoA

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 22, 2020

Chris DeMakes is the Guitarist/Co-Vocalist for one of Will's Favorite bands Less Than Jake

He talks to Will about Less Thank Jake's Price is Right themed Tour, his early life with musician parents, Songwriting, his podcast Chris Demakes a podcast about songwriting, Less Thank Jake's beginnings in Gainesville, Florida, His introduction to Ska, guitars, Being on a Major Label vs being on Indie labels vs being on your own label, working with producer Rob Cavello on Less Than Jake's album Anthem, and the many excellent works that he has planned for release in the fall of 2020.

 

Listen to Less Than Jake: https://open.spotify.com/artist/20oQv3LStCKCjI9oQ0JNha?si=M7DS_dx-RxqWMFISua7-_g

 

Chris' podcast and social media https://linktr.ee/ChrisDeMakes

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 18, 2020

Comedian Mike Mercadal is an essential worker during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Mike returns to the podcast to discuss working in the health care industry during a global health crisis, his reaction to some of the responses from people during this pandemic, his plans for comedy when this is over and how he knows from experience What facing Covid-19 direct entails.

Mike on Twittter and Instagram:

https://twitter.com/MikeMercadal

https://www.instagram.com/mikemercadal/?hl=en

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 15, 2020

Matt Storm and Will met outside of an MC Lars shows and discovered that they run in similar circles in the NYC comedy/music scene.  Matt talks to Will about growing up on Staten Island, his work as a DJ and Twitch Streamer, Nerdcore, and creating 4 Different podcasts covering Video Games (Reignite Pod, Fun & Games Pod) Movies (Screen Snark) and Interviews (Crash Chords: Autographs)

Matt's Podcasts and Social Media: 

https://streamerlinks.com/dj_stormagedddon

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 11, 2020

Visual artist, actor and stagehand Sketkh Lynch's career in the arts started the same place Will's did.  The Patuxent High Harlequins.  He talks to Will about growing up in Calvert County, how important High School Theater was to him personally and professionally, moving to Long Island for College and later to Queens, working as a stagehand in NYC and how Covid-19 has affected his work, and his Drink and Draw show at QED in Astoria.

Sketkh on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Sketkh

Sketkh's show: http://astoriadrinkndraw.com/about

on Instagram: @AstoriaDrinkNDraw

https://www.bellereveproductions.com/about

 

Donate to QED Astoria to help them during the Pandemic.

https://qedastoria.com/products/donate-to-q-e-d?mc_cid=09463554f3&mc_eid=f7986a2bd4

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 8, 2020

Logan Romanowicz is a former Marine, the bass player for the bands The Royal Ghosts, Palaceburn, and Stealing Fame.  He was also the bassist for Will's High School Rock Band Strictly Tech.  He talks to Will about growing up in Calvert County in Southern Maryland, joining the Marines right out of High School, favorite Nu Metal, moving from 4 string bass to 5 String, the Philadelphia music scene, and his three music projects.

Listen to Logan's bands:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5zZyfxkYfTgQ8BsAy8jfJI

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6jHzMsvechjI6FQhJwhohi

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0SKa4rsOtAno53fGH3P1cf

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 1, 2020

Comedian/Filmmaker Mike Finazzo is one of Will's closest friends in comedy and they started stand up around the same time. 

 

Mike tells Will about growing in Baltimore, discovering stand up comedy, featuring for Rich Vos around the country, The moment he realized he didn't want to be a road comic, and decided to return to his first passion movie making.  The process of writing and directing two feature films, and being an expectant Father in the middle of a global Pandemic.

Watch Mike's Movies: Wit's End on Youtube and Bored in the USA on Amazon Prime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVUAmcmSFJk

https://www.amazon.com/Bored-USA-Chris-Milner/dp/B07S25GXF5

http://www.thatmikefinazzo.com/

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 25, 2020

Mitch Allan is a Grammy nominated Songwriter and was the lead singer of one of Will's favorite bands of all time: SR-71.  Mitch talks to Will about the Baltimore music scene of the mid 90s, the creation of SR-71's debut album Now You See Inside and touring the world in support of that record, his favorite guitars for recording, and how Bowling For Soup's version of 1985 from the band's third album led to writing songs for artists like Demi Lovato, Scott Stapp, Kelly Clarkson, and Jason Derulo and what he's learned about songwriting from working with many different artists.

Listen to SR-71:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7fTcs8dn9y6XuB2IqZMzBq

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 22, 2020

Comedian Carmen Lagala's path through comedy has included managing a comedy club to performing on Late Night TV and touring the country.  She talks to Will about growing up in Vermont, the NYC Comedy Scene, preparing her Late Night debut set and performing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and plans to resume road work and record an album after the Covid-19 Pandemic.

https://www.carmenlagala.com/

Carmen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarmenLagala

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 20, 2020

Comedian/Musician and Action Figure Maker Nick Lavallee is grateful for where he is at this moment in time.  He talks to Will about the custom action figures he makes on his Instagram account @wickedjoyful, his history in the New England Ska/Punk Scene, Sobrity, producing the Comedy Night at Shaskeen Pub in Manchester New Hampshire, and the formation of his band Donaher.

Action Figures: https://www.instagram.com/wickedjoyful/

Comedy Night at The Shaskeen Pub

Nick's Band: http://smarturl.it/donaher

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 18, 2020

Actor/Comedian and Podcaster Tristan Miller moved to New York City moved from Minnesota to New York City as a Teenager to pursue a career in the arts.  He talks to Will about Growing up in the Midwest, his training as an actor at the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts, his solo show Manic Impressive detailing living with Bi-Polar Disorder, and his three podcasts covering  Agatha Christie's works, Mental Health and Anime.

Tristan's website and Patreon: https://www.tristanjmiller.com/

https://www.patreon.com/TristanJMiller

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 14, 2020

Comedian and Podcaster Jake Young and Will have history. recorded before the Covid-19 Pandemic started.  Jake talks to Will about his beginnings in the DC Comedy Scene, their shared time in the trenches of the NYC open mic scene, Nerd culture and what caused it to turn toxic, Writing for Dorkly and his podcast Wizard and the Bruiser on the last podcast network

 

Jake on Twitter https://twitter.com/BestJakeYoung

Listen to Jake's Podcast

https://open.spotify.com/show/3NViCWfbhXn8c3NauVpa2B

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 11, 2020

Comedian Rob Cantrell like his album of the same name is Pure Uncut Joy.

He talks to Will about his formative years in the San Francisco Comedy Scene, The experience of being in the top ten on the first season of Last Comic Standing, signing with Barry Katz and moving to NYC after the show, meditation, the art of road stand up comedy, music, and his podcast the Cannabis Coffee hour.

Listen to Rob's album https://open.spotify.com/album/7GHHBeKCaPAZhCQSCvlAd9

Support Rob on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/robcantrellcoffee

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 4, 2020

Bowling for Soup frontman Jaret Reddick is one of the most optimistic people in Punk Rock.  He talks to Will about Bowling For Soup's appearance at Ozzfest, the band's beginnings in the Texas music scene, his Texas Musicman guitar, the role of a producer in the recording process, Jive Records, songwriting, the band's UK following balancing career and family, and new music that he will be releasing soon and plans for after the quarantine.

Listen to Bowling for Soup:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ND0mGcL9SKSjWIjPd0xIb

Jaret on Twitter/Instagram: @jaret2113

Will's Social Media, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Apr 27, 2020

Comedian and writer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Alison Leiby and Will share the same feeling for their shared home state of Maryland.  She talks to Will about growing up near Annapolis,  What the writing process is like for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, starting comedy in New York City, the transition from writing for late night comedy shows Triumph, The President Show and The Opposition with Jordan Klepper to a scripted series, and the solo storytelling show she is will continue working on once the Covid-19 Pandemic is over.

Alison on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alisonleiby

Will's Social Media, Band, and Merch! https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Apr 23, 2020

Comedian/ Podcaster Anita Flores is navigating her career exactly the way she wants to be.  She talks to Will about growing up in Connecticut, Producing video for Buzzfeed, , Univision and Thrillist, discovering the storytelling scene in New York City, and what she's discovered about the TV show Frasier from creating her podcast I'm Listening.

 

Anita on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitajewtina

http://anitajewtina.weebly.com/

Anita's podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/im-listening-a-frasier-podcast-with-anita-flores/id1335196851

Will's Social Media, Band, and Merch! https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Apr 20, 2020

Singer-Songwriter Barry Briercliffe lives for Music.  He tells Will about Growing up in Liverpool England, going to college for music performance, the decision to go solo, discovering the Boss RC-30 Loop station and adapting songs to be played using loops.  He also tells the story that lead to him performing nightly on Mathew Street in Liverpool and previews a couple of songs from his upcoming album One Step Forward.

Listen to Barry's Music: https://barrybriercliffe.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/BarryBriercliffe/videos

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Apr 17, 2020

Paul Cohen is the first guest to make three appearances on Between Awesome and Disaster.  Paul and Will discuss how they are both fairing admist the Covid-19 shutdown of New York City and then delve into their favorite topic pop punk and how much they love new releases from Four Year Strong, New Found Glory Stand Atlantic, Hot Mulligan and more! 

Paul on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealpaulcory/?hl=en

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

 

Apr 15, 2020

Performance artist Siobhan O'Loughlin applies Punk Rock's DIY ethos to her work as a solo performer.  She talks to Will about how she's weathering the Covid-19 quarantine as an extrovert, finding her love of theater and music growing up in Salisbury, Maryland, How many time she and Will saw the band Anti-Flag while studying theater at Towson University, moving to New York City, taking her solo show Broken Bone Bathtub all over the world, and how she is remaining connected to her audience during the quarantine.

Siobhan's remote shows: www.siobhanoloughlin.com/solo-performance-in-solitude

Siobhan's website: www.brokenbonebathtub.com

Will's Social Media, Band, Patron, and Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Apr 13, 2020

Comedian Tommy Sinbazo was one of the first friends Will made in Stand Up Comedy.  He talks to Will about the Vibe and tone of the Baltimore Comedy Scene, growing up as a kid who loved to tinker and build things, his 8 years doing improv before stand up, traveling overseas to perform for the troops, and stories from featuring with national headliners at Magooby's Jokehouse.

Tommy on Twitter: @tommysinbazo https://twitter.com/tommysinbazo?lang=en

Tommy's Podcast: http://lfp.fakingitradio.com/

Will's Social Media, Band, and Merch! https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

 

Apr 10, 2020

Leo Quinn and Will were bandmates and have been best friends for over 15 years.  Leo tells Will about growing up all over the United States, discovering pop punk, guitar, songwriting, his old Band with Will Edge of Memory, favorite music, and favorite new music and how he is maintaining admist the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Apr 8, 2020

Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Tom May's brought the full range of his musical influences to the band's incredible new album Hello Exile.

He talks to Will about the Scranton,Pennsylvania punk scene, how his high school band evolved into the Menzingers, Philadelphia's amazing DIY scene that sprung up admist the 2008 housing crisis, signing to Epitaph records, the bands evolving approach to the craft of songwriting, and The Menzingers plans to keep creating during the Covid-19 quarantine.

Tom On Twitter: @TomMayAllDay

Tom on Instagram: @TomMayAllDay

Listen to the Menzingers:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7HWFXU9pHBj0u58yoRwwOJ

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

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

get a free month of Stitcher premium by signing up with the promo code AWESOME.

https://www.stitcher.com/premium

Apr 6, 2020

Creek and the Cave Owner Rebecca Trent's business is both a restaurant and a comedy club two things impacted drastically by Covid-19.  She tells Will how she is adapting her operations during this time, the impact she sees the Pandemic having on both New York City and live comedy, and what people can do to support their local businesses right now.

Rebecca on Twitter: @rebelcave

Creek and the Cave on Twitter: @creekandcave

http://creeklic.com/

Follow Will and the Podcast: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

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

Merch! https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Apr 2, 2020

Adam Gogola makes passionate and sincere blues inflected punk rock as Blind Adam and the Federal League

He talks to Will about growing up just outside the South Side of Chicago, the working class roots of punk rock and Bruce Springsteen, DIY Touring, his guitar set up, and working with Chris Dos from Anti Flag as a producer on their upcoming new album to be released on A-F Records

 

Listen to Blind Adam and the Federal League

https://blindadam.bandcamp.com/

https://open.spotify.com/album/5A0Ac64wnhGEBwO9HUuzeN?si=agxUVwltSA2bxoaCJbjrng

 

Mar 30, 2020

Comedian Sarah Kennedy's life like many others is on pause at the time of this conversation.  She talks to Will about growing up near Albuquerque, New Mexico, hauntings in Albuquerque, Breaking Bad, moving to New York City, Stand Up Comedy, and the social aspects of the New York Comedy scene, what made her want to move out of New York an how she will resume here career after the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

Sarah on Twitter: @SarahKomedy

https://linktr.ee/sarahkomedy

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