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Between Awesome and Disaster with Will Carey

Comedian and musician 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. www.awesomedisaster.com
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Dec 10, 2018

Actress and host of the podcast Tell The Bartender has a unique way of connecting with people.  She sits down with Will to talk about.  her early life growing up in New York City,  beginning her acting career, early voice over gigs doing English dubs for Hentai, being a bartender after 9/11 to her current work in the NYC Storytelling Community, on her podcasts Tell the Bartender and The Strugglebus, to her work with the New York Neo-Futurists.

 

Katharine's Website

 

http://www.katharineheller.com/

Katharine's Podcast

https://tellthebartender.com/

Katrarine on Twitter: @spkheller

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Dec 5, 2018

Podcaster/Host of the Sporkful Dan Pashman knew he wanted to work in media.  After comparing Thanksgivings he talks to Will about is early days growing up in New Jersey, Interning at local Radio stations in Massachusetts during college, what he learned working at NPR and as a producer at Air America working with Marc Maron, What he wanted to accomplish when interviewing Guy Fieri and what preparation he goes through when conducting an interview.

 

Listen to the Sporkful on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher

http://www.sporkful.com/

Dan on Twitter:

@TheSporkful

 

Will on Twitter:

@comicwillcarey  

Nov 19, 2018

Comedian Jacky Beren sits down with Will to talk about the Struggles of starting Comedy in Florida, producing shows in New York City,  the importance of punchlines when doing long form stories, Booking road work and the tone of comedy in the social climate of 2018.

 

Jacky on Twitter:

@JackyJustKidding 

 

Will on Twitter:

@ComicWillCarey

Oct 8, 2018

George Gordon decided he was going to be a comedian when he saw Doug Stanhope live.  He talks with Will about that night, growing up in a military family in Virginia, Country Music, Indie rock shows, and learning to talk about what he knows on stage and finding his voice by doing so.

 

George's Comedy Album Your Good Friend comes out 10/9/2018.  Get it here.

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/your-good-friend/1436310709

 

George on Twitter

@GeorgePGordon3

 

Will Carey on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

Oct 3, 2018

Comedian and Voice Actor Sam Haft doesn't like free time.  He talks with Will about being born and raised in Manhattan, being a New Yorker on 9/11.  His three attempts at college,  techniques he used when he taught voice over classes,  Commercial Work, and performing at anime conventions as one half of musical comedy duo Sam and Bill.

 

See the Twitch premiere of Sam and Tommy Kayne's Action/Comedy Pilot Taking a hit.

on 10/4/2018 at 7PM EST and Midnight

https://www.twitch.tv/takingahittv

 

http://www.samuelhaft.com/

 

Will Carey on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

 

Sep 24, 2018

Comedian Patrick Hastie returns to the podcast for some hardcore shoptalk.  He discusses with Will the details of setting up independent tours, podcasting,  anxiety brought on by creative frustration, anxiety brought on by being around younger comedians you don't know, setting goals, and then Patrick and Will make some comedy goals known so they hold themselves accountable.

Patrick on Twitter: @PatrickHastier

 

Patrick's Monthly show in NYC

https://www.facebook.com/JackknifeComedy/

 

Pat's podcast on Patreon (also on Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher)

https://www.patreon.com/NostalgicFront

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

Sep 17, 2018

Comedian Katie Boyle's first time living in America was not as enjoyable as her second time.  She talks with Will about growing up in Ireland, Her two very different experiences living in the United States, finding comedy, how the grind of show business is over romanticized and finding her audience on the road.

http://www.katieboylecomic.com/

 Katie on Twitter: @katieboylecomic

 

Will Carey on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

Sep 10, 2018

Comedian Sam Evans obtained what many up and coming comedians strive for and it didn't go as expected.  He talks with Will about his origins in Ohio, Parents, the Comedy Central presents specials that he watched in high school, Theater, and how after a disappointing experience at the Just For Laughs festival he rediscovered his love for comedy.

 

Sam's Podcast:

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/upyourbuttpod

Sam on Twitter:

@ReallySamEvans  

 

Will on Twitter:

@comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

Sep 7, 2018

Before Will officially started Between Awesome and Disaster he recorded this interview in April 2011 in Istanbul Turkey with a promotor and improvisor named Koray Tarhan.  They discuss the world of comedy and it's place in the culture of Turkey.

 

More on Istandbul's comedy scene

https://www.dailysabah.com/expat-corner/2018/01/19/spotlight-on-istanbuls-improv-and-comedy-scene

 

Will on Twitter:

@comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

Sep 4, 2018

Comedian Matt Maragno grew up in a beach town in New Jersey, since then he has traveled the world and performed comedy in many of the countries he's traveled to as well.  After giving a great tomato sauce recipe he talks with Will about cooking, travel, comic books, manga, how stand up comedy is great but open mics aren't , acting, and the New York Comedy scene in the tail end of Rififi.

 

Matt on Twitter: @MattMaragno

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Aug 27, 2018

Comedian Chelsea Taylor is at a transitional point.  She talks with Will about the decision to leave New York City, Her interest in filmmaking, self care, mental health, podcasting, and where she wants to go next with her comedy.

 

Chelsea on Twitter:

@chelseataylrr

 

Will on Twitter:

@comicwillcarey

www.willcarey.com

Aug 6, 2018

Adam Sank says he's quitting Stand up at the end of 2018.  He sits down with Will to discuss what led him to that decision.  Beginning with growing up in suburban New Jersey, getting bullied in school and finding a home in Musical Theater, Working at Fox News for several years just at the change in their programming began.  To his beginnings in Stand Up Comedy, his experience with Last Comic Standing, and why he's leaving stand up and focusing on his podcast the Adam Sank Show.

Listen to Adam's Podcast

http://adamsank.com/podcast

Get Adam's Album Live at the Stonewall Inn on Itunes, Amazon Music and Google Play

Adam on Twitter

@AdamSank

 

Will Carey on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com 

Jul 30, 2018

Gideon Hambright co produces one of the best live stand up shows in New York City.  He sits down with Will to talk about starting Comedy in Iowa, the necessity of producing his own shows.  Moving to New York City, Comedy Festival Horror stories, and what goes into setting up a DIY comedy tour.

 

Gideon's show: next one is August 4th in NYC!

https://www.facebook.com/JackknifeComedy/

 

Gideon on Twitter:

@SillyGideon

 

Will on Twitter:

@ComicWillCarey

 www.willcareyisfunny.com

 

Jun 11, 2018

Comedian Neruda Williams and Will sit down for an epic two part conversation about the entirety of the human experience.

In the first half they talk about growing up in Harlem and being directly connected to the artistic and social revolution going on in the city at the time with an artist brother, and a well known academic for a father.

The second half begins with a story of a broken arm which is the ignition for a powerful conversation about toxic masculinity, depression, mental health, suicide and wrestling with the voice in your head that your trying not to listen to.

 

Neruda on Twitter

@BlacJackkerouac

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

May 30, 2018

MC Lars credits suburban boredom and prank phone call tapes with his rap career.  He sits down with Will to talk growing up in the Bay Area, how Insane Clown Posse made him want to rap, playing guitar in rock bands before turning to hip hop, DIY Touring with Cartel, Gym Class Heroes, and Patent Pending, Where pop culture might be in the next few years, and sustaining a career on the internet while staying true to who you are.   

Listen to MC Lars

http://www.mclars.com/

https://www.patreon.com/mclars

https://mclars.bandcamp.com/

Twitter: @mclars

Will Carey on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

 

May 24, 2018

Comedian Selena Coppock Sits down with Will to discuss the social climate of 2018, 80s metal and hard rock, starting comedy in Boston, storytelling, favorite documentaries, accepting your voice as a performer when you find it, and legacy.

 

Get Selena's album on Itunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/seen-better-days/1307874479

Selena on Twitter @SelenaCoppock

 

Will on Twitter.

@comicwillcarey  

www.willcareyisfunny.com

May 16, 2018

Comedian Gianmarco Soresi and Will bond quickly over divorced parents and growing up in Maryland and becoming a performer as the natural next step from those two early life events.  They discuss Theater, pro wrestling, anime, early days as struggling actors, workshops with casting directors and figuring it out on stage and in therapy.

 

GianMarco on Twitter

@GianmarcoSoresi

www.GianmarcoSoresi.com

 

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

May 8, 2018

Will and Schaffer The Darklord have similar origin stories.  Schaffer tells Will how Star Wars, George Carlin, The Beastie Boys and Rock shows were vital to broadening his horizons growing up in rural Iowa, how college became overwhelming, his days playing rums in Art Rock and Tribute bands in San Francisco.  How stand up comedy was vital to his transition to Rap, how Nerdcore discovered him and what makes his collaborations with MC Lars work so well.

Listen to Schaffer The Darklord's Music

https://schafferthedarklord.bandcamp.com

STD on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/schafferdarklord

 

NYC See Will Carey record his comedy storytelling EP 5/9 at 8PM Sidewalk Cafe.  No Cover 2 Item Min.

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

Apr 18, 2018

Comedian Carrie Gravenson Sits down with Will to discuss claiming various types on NYC cred.  Going to college in New Mexico when your a born and raised New Yorker, Comedy club crowds, diy touring, and NACA.

 

www.carriegravenson.com

Carrie on twitter @carriegravenson

 

May 9th Sidewalk Cafe 8PM I'm recording a storytelling EP.  No cover  show also features David Lawson, Anita Flores, and Marc Abbott

http://www.sidewalkny.com/events/calendar/

 

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

Apr 11, 2018

Comedian John Rosenberger has positivity ingrained in him.  He talks to Will about how a rough home life ingrained empathy into his core, why so many comics love pro wrestling, and what gets easier after a sibling is sent to jail.  

 

See Will Carey live in NYC with David Lawson and others on 5/9/18!  Sidewalk Cafe 8PM.  No Cover 2 item Min

 

John on Twitter

@JohnJohnPhenom 

 

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

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