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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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May 8, 2023

Jameer Pond was away from the stage for a while, but it was a storytelling class that he happened into after a humiliating experience that happened on stage at his day job that lead him back to the stage.  He talks to Will about growing up in Brooklyn, discovering sketch comedy, starting in stand up comedy, how he ended up pivoting to the storytelling scene, finding the Moth and playing shows with them in different cities, Solocom 2023 at The Pit in NYC and the solo show he is working towards.

Jameer on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameerpond/?hl=en

https://linktr.ee/jameerpond

See Jameer live in Hoboken:

https://onthewaterfront.bpt.me/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

 

May 1, 2023

Guitarist/ Vocalist Ryan Malott's love of both Bluegrass/ and punk rock is on display in his band 500 Miles to Memphis.

He talks to Will about the writing of the songs Broken, Busted, Bloody, and All My Friends are Crazy, struggles with addiction both personally and in his family, how the classic album Sunshine in a shotglass allowed the band to play over 200 shows a year for several years, performing solo, how studio owners can get additional work from licensing and sync work, the new 500 Miles single I Want Mine, and Will's observation of a beautiful guitar hanging on Ryan's wall leads to an amazing and touching story of Ryan's collaboration with a Kentucky music legend.

Listen to 500 Miles to Memphis:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1AqoxUC6J6PdRjbc3wLlhk?si=tAjnM32HRpSeSupRSAGKjQ

https://www.500mtm.com/

https://www.instagram.com/ryan500mtm/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Apr 24, 2023

Greg Norton's new band UltraBomb wrote and recorded their debut album Time To Burn in Berlin much faster then expected.  He tells Will how the album came together in a matter of days, where he was mentally when he wrote the majority of the albums lyrics, how his approach to writing and bass has evolved since his time in Husker Du, Touring in 2023 coming out of the pandemic and a surprise for Husker Du fans on this year's Record Store Day.

Listen to the new UltraBomb record:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4u2NU0NKwALURZY2qvtYQb?si=_0WPib_xTXueuVl3e8-mvg

UltraBomb Socials:

https://linktr.ee/ultrabomb

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Apr 17, 2023

Comedian Rashad Bashir and Will met when they were very new comics and working as ushers at Radio City Music Hall.  He talks to Will about growing up in New York City, performing comedy at talent shows and having it go well and not go well, his time in theater, finding stand up comedy, what he's learned about producing live comedy and the future.

Rashad on Instagram

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

https://linktr.ee/rbashir

 

April 20th and 22nd see Will's Sketch group Backdoor BBQ in NYC https://thepit-nyc.com/events/backdoor-barbeque/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

 

Apr 10, 2023

Comedian Ariel Elias turned getting attacked by a heckler at a show it into an opportunity.  She talks to Will  about growing up Jewish in Lexington, Kentucky, discovering stand up comedy by listening to The Bob & Tom radio show, starting comedy in New Orleans, moving to New York City, performing outdoors in the first summer of the pandemic, how getting a beer thrown at her by a heckler on stage lead to her late night debut on Jimmy Kimmel and why she was ready for the opportunity, and the change it's made in her career.

See Ariel perform live

https://www.arieleliascomedy.com/

Ariel on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/ariel_comedy/

Ariel on Twitter

https://twitter.com/Ariel_Comedy

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Apr 3, 2023

Will's wife Chelsea Connor returns to the show to discuss traveling to South America as an 11 year old, how traveling to Vietnam right after it opened to American Tourists, bucket list travel destinations, and technology that is now considered vintage.

Chelsea on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/chelseaconnor

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Mar 27, 2023

Improv Comedy is the craft that informs rapper EpicLLoyd's creative output.  He talks to Will about studying Improv in Chicago, discovering hip hop, what he likes about how his favorite rappers rap, touring colleges and NACA conferences with his Improv group,  meeting NicePeter and creating the Youtube series Epic Rap Battles of History, what goes into writing rap battles, working with Weird Al Yankovic, Key & Peele, writing a rap for Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water, and how Epic Rap Battles doesn't confirm to traditional Youtuber practices and maintains quality and sustains success.

 

Check out EpicLLoyd:

http://www.epiclloyd.com/

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

https://www.youtube.com/epiclloyd

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Mar 21, 2023

Mike Brian Fogerty returns to the show after a global pandemic nearly made him walk away from sketch comedy.  He talks to Will about the upcoming Solocom 2023 fest at The People's Improv Theater, writing Sketch Comedy, what he's learned about TV Pilot writing, and his break down of Will's Pilot idea, why he almost stopped comedy, what kept him in, and what he's looking forward to in his new Late Night writing workshop.

 

Mike on Twitter: @themikebrian

Mike on Instagram:

 https://www.instagram.com/themikebrian/

Mike's class: 

https://thepit-nyc.com/events/late-night-style-writing/

 

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Mar 13, 2023

Comedian and Musician Henry Phillips' career begins in Los Angeles at the emergence of alternative comedy.  He talks to Will about working on the movie Sleepwalk with Me with Mike Birbiglia about his childhood in New Jersey before moving to Los Angeles, aspiring to be a musician before his sense of humor turned him towards musical comedy.  The Early 90s Alternative Comedy Scene and being unaware of what has happening in different cities at the time, How Doug Stanhope and the radio show Bob & Tom led to touring as a comedian, how a collaboration with an old friend lead to starring in the movies Punching The Clown and Punching Henry, his Web Series Henry's Kitchen and how comedians Marc Maron and Sarah Silverman lent vital support to those projects.

 

Watch Henry's Special:

http://henryphillips.com/full-special-neither-here-nor-there/

See Henry Live:

http://henryphillips.com/tour-dates/

Henry's Kitchen:

https://www.youtube.com/@HenryPhillips

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Mar 6, 2023

Improvisor Dahlia Haddad feels like a jock around theater kids, and a theater kid around jocks.  She talk to Will about Growing up in St. Louis, playing soccer, discovering improv comedy and approaching it as a trade with skills to learn, living in Washington DC, and what being new to NYC is like, finding the People's Improv Theater, and plans she has for a solo show.

 https://thepit-nyc.com/people/dahlia-haddad/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Feb 27, 2023

Comedian Drew Landry's new special All My Friends Are Dead confronts grief and loss in a thoughtful and funny way in the vein of a nightclub comic rather than a one man theater show.  He talks to Will about starting stand up comedy at 13 in Chicago at a school talent show, moving to Baltimore and really developing as a stand up in the Baltimore scene, moving to Los Angeles and establishing himself there, why he chose to release his mini special on Youtube for free, performing on the road and what he wants to do next in stand up.

Watch Drew's Special:

https://youtu.be/FeOx5njpgZk

Drew's website:

https://www.drewlandry.net/

Drew on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MrDrewLandry

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

 

Feb 20, 2023

Calling All Captains Vocalist Luc Gaffwood chooses to have hope.  He talks to Will about the bands recent US tour for their new album on Equal Vision Records Slowly Getting Better, the difficulties of touring the United States as a Canada based band, his early life as an award winning competitive dancer in the Edmonton Metis community, how he was originally the band's drummer before becoming the lead vocalist, the writing of the songs Friends & Family, and Steady Pensive, his hip hop side project Gaffwood, and future touring plans to support the new album.

Listen to Calling All Captains:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/38vVrIl7XQVwKEg9lvuygG?si=EyzpP5HbRiW2P9ZdbLyBMg

Listen to Gaffwood:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0lyIiplp1I2QqlCNjFhwVk?si=zLEWuJHRQwWwkf-WeNegYQ

Luc on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/lucgaffwood

Calling All Captains on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:

https://www.facebook.com/Callingallcaptainsband

https://twitter.com/Callingallcptns

https://www.instagram.com/Callingallcaptains/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Feb 13, 2023

Comedian Mackenzie Jaquish produces multiple live shows in NYC and performs stand up, improv and sketch comedy.

She talks to Will about growing up outside of Calgary Alberta in Canada, discovering Saturday Night Live, and Weird Al Yankovic, starting stand up comedy, producing a public access show in her teens moving to New York City during the Pandemic, discovering The Pit NYC, the creation of her production company Pretty Funny Comedy, producing the wildly popular show Love is Live, and what she wants to do in stand up comedy next.

 

Mackenzie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mackenzie_jaquish/?hl=en

Pretty Funny Comedy on Instagram: 

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

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Feb 6, 2023

Rerelease of Episode 6 with The Cooligans Alexis Guerreros & Christian Polanco from 2016

Jan 30, 2023

Frnd Crcl guitarist/ vocalist Zac Johnson returns to the show ahead of the bands new single ADHD.  He talks to Will about going on the bands first tour supporting Goalkeeper, becoming a two piece band, how that changed his approach to songwriting, the writing and release  band's recent singles 47 and Golden and what plans the band have for new music and shows in the future.

 

Presave ADHD: https://onerpm.link/644672749823

Listen to Frnd Crcl:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5y4MciXJL9xyGtvnig6zAB?si=ZR5YAen0T-qPM6R3gO9_Ag

Frnd Crcl on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/FRNDCRCL

Zac on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/frndcrclzac/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Jan 23, 2023

Shane Snider has done Stand up, Music, Storytelling, Scriptwriting, and is now settling into doing what brings him real artistic satisfaction and freedom.  He talks to Will about Growing up with the lead singer of Twister Sister as his Dad, how his Mom created that band's visual aesthetic and logo, how he started doing comedy, storytelling, dealing with depression, and how he found the courage to ask for help, and where he is in his creativity today.

Shane's Twitch Stream:

https://www.twitch.tv/acidketchum

Shane on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/shaneisnotabird

Will's Linktree: 

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Jan 16, 2023

Actress Marilyn Ghigliotti is the guest for Episode 300 of Between Awesome and Disaster.  She talks to Will about finding out she would be in Clerks III, shooting the movie during Covid-19 restrictions, working with Kevin Smith as a Director, Starting in Community Theater in New Jersey, Auditioning for Clerks, and the impact on her Career after the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, Moving to Los Angeles, advice for aspiring actors, directing her short film a Mother's Love, and what she wants to do next in acting.  

Marilyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThatClerksGirl

Marilyn's Website: https://marilynghigliotti.wixsite.com/marilynghigliotti

https://linktr.ee/marilynghigliotti

 

Will's Linktree: 

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

 

Jan 9, 2023

Ari Vais has lived and performed all over the world and is finally seeing the release of a record recorded decades ago.  He talks to Will about living in the San Francisco Bay Area, growing up in Boston, living and opening for huge bands in NYC and London, his approach to songwriting, and being new to an artform as a new stand up comic and a veternan musician, and how his new album from his Project The Pelicans recently saw release after initially being recorded decades ago.

 

www.weareindierock.com

Listen to The Campbell Apartment:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/46LySYL7IarLnkeuF9dIsB?si=v8Tf3Q5_TOWWdTucrbpgnA

Listen to The Pelicans:

https://open.spotify.com/album/5Esds3J93gBQ828M4EdkyS?si=erZgk0EvRAOs5jPJEc6Cdw

Will's Linktree: 

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

Jan 2, 2023

Comedian Sunny Outlaw is new to New York but is already applying a rigorous DIY approach to his Comedy.  He Talks to Will about the phrase Content Creator, growing up in Indiana, starting stand up comedy there before branching out into Improv/ Sketch and Storytelling.  Working at The Pit NYC, his most recent solo show and his plans for his next one.

 

Sunny's Linktree:

https://linktr.ee/sunnyoutlaw

Will's Linktree: 

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Get exclusive music and videos at Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Listen to Will's band on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6diGYyCyFjJZNOZ0Madqrl?si=T0jg3j1bS9iXQ47rHekvgg

Listen to Will's Solo EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jMCe7S0qxESZaXEcfR1Cj?si=9h8vYhNKT5qmQX5g8QvWlw

 

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