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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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Jan 24, 2022

Comedian Sean Lynch brings his background in Theater and Comedy into writing independent films.  He talks to Will about how Star Wars blew his mind as a kid, The Big Chill's influence on how he works with actors and approaches screenwriting, the movie he is currently in production on, His beginnings as a comedian at the Comedy Cellar, some sage show business advice from a veteran in the field, his upcoming starring role on broadway in the play Girls Who Walked on Glass, his upcoming one act play he wrote titled The Wildfire Dogs, and his films Greenpoint Tavern and Every Other Sunday, plus some great comedy stories from the road, opening for Todd Glass, and Robin Williams.

 

Sean on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/seanlynchcomedy

Sean on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/geezerlynch/

Sean's first two movies:

https://www.amazon.com/Every-Other-Sunday-Adam-Mucci/dp/B083GFW9VP

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B0845VYG15/ref=atv_sr_def_c_unkc_1_1_1?sr=1-1&pageTypeIdSource=ASIN&pageTypeId=B08463F8D6&qid=1642986062

Jan 10, 2022

Comedian Nick Vatterott's new Stand up film Disingenuous showcases the solid joke writing and wry absurdity that Nick has been honing for years.  He talks to Will about Pinball, Comedy, and life, how similar the three are, starting in Chicago, the tone of arguments on social media, Stand up comedy's value in society, his new special Disingenuous, and how a movie he's making turned his home into a horder house.

Rent Nick's new Special:

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AppleTV: https://apple.co/3ky4f66

Comcast Xfinity: https://xfin.tv/3H2RgSz

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3J6aBnV

Vimeo: https://bit.ly/3rNIZxx

Microsoft XBOX: https://bit.ly/3H2yLhf

YouTube: https://bit.ly/3pg5lGb

Nick's podcast:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/get-rich-nick/id1475300868

http://www.nickvatterott.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Dec 13, 2021

Comedian Courtney Fearrington and Will likely crossed paths in the Washington DC Comedy Scene before officially in NYC.  Courtney tells Will about growing up in Washington DC to military parents, joining the Marine Corp and being stationed in Japan, why you shouldn't go back to your home town, starting comedy, how underrated the DC Comedy scene is, his podcast Thug Passion Presents and the next steps he wants for himself in his writing career.

 

Courtney's website: https://www.bigccomedy.com/

Courtney on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigccomedy

25% off Awesome Disaster Merch Thru New Years Day 2022 with code holiday25 here

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Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

 

Dec 6, 2021

Comedian/Author Bob Gurnett moved to New York later in life than most comedians Will knows.  He talks to Will about growing up in Omaha, Nebraska.  working crappy retails jobs, how college football can help you out on when working black Friday in a red state, moving to New York City, the challange of finding a community when you first move to NYC, the next generation of comics he is seeing at open mics, and how the Scholastic book fair became an important part of his work as a children's book author.

https://bobgurnett.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Oct 18, 2021

Frnd Crcl Drummer Aaron Smith's path to joining the pop punk band almost took him through High School Jazz band.  He talks to Will about how important merch is to bands on tour, their first major tour opening for Goalkeeper, his favorite pop punk growing up as a kid in New Jersey, starting on snare drum in concert band before moving to a full drum kit, Frnd Crcl's beginnings as a two piece, the bands upcoming new single Quitters, and some talk regarding recent huge events in soccer.

Aaron Smith on Twitter: https://twitter.com/notaaronsmith

Listen to Frnd Crcl:

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

Frnd Crcl on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/FRNDCRCL

Frnd Crcl Linktree

https://linktr.ee/FRNDCRCL

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

 

Oct 4, 2021

Comedian Taylor Clark's combining his two passions for his new Web Series Comedians in Skate Parks and has the broken leg to show he's putting in the work.  He talks to Will about how doing ballet led to him skateboarding, how improv led to him doing stand up, the similarities between skateboarders and comics, his time in NYC, becoming a father, how he reinvigorated his stand up career after moving back to Washington State, and how skateboarding jokes led to appearances in Thrasher Magazine, and his new web series and skateboarding comedy tour.

https://www.taylorclarkcomedy.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Aug 30, 2021

Comedian Jonas Barnes is comfortable with Chaos because he was born into it.  He talk to Will about being Born Homeless In Washington State, how it's likely he interacted with Courtney Love as a baby, having a stepdad that's a cop, getting married, getting divorced, being drawn to the stand up of George Carlin, Andrew Dice Clay, and Sam Kinison, getting started in Seattle and Portland before moving to NYC, an amazing encounter backstage at a Patton Oswalt show, and how the idea for the Another Goddamn Horror Festival. came to be

Get Tickets for Another Goddamn Horror Festival in Brooklyn NYC Sept 4th and 5th.

https://linktr.ee/aghp666

https://twitter.com/jonasbarnes

https://www.facebook.com/ComedianJonasBarnes

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Aug 9, 2021

Comedian Abigoliah Schamaun.  She talks to Will about moving to NYC from Ohio to Study Musical Theater, discovering Improv and then Stand up, the NYC Comedy Scene, how she began eating fire and glass on stage.  What goes into writing a show and staging it at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  moving from NYC to London, and what being a working comic in London is like, and the slow return of live shows. 

http://abigoliah.com/

Abigoliah's Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvkZ9qO51vUuJpB8phiQXg

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Aug 2, 2021

Tristan Miller returns to Between Awesome & Disaster as live performances begin to open up.  Tristan and Will discuss how they managed during the year long shutdown of the world and being away from the stage.  What returning to comedy has been like, favorite music and stories from comedians, Their solo show Manic Impressive, and what goes into booking and touring as a solo performer on the DIY level.

Get Tickets to Tristan's show in Brooklyn on August 6th and August 7th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manic-impressive-an-hour-of-comedy-about-bipolar-disorder-tickets-160851506185?fbclid=IwAR0xbNI1bf9qzjuBLZOPYKpgvxpgH3DXJ__7Y2l3DWpo7iQjCZvTAJngrQ4

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manic-impressive-an-hour-of-comedy-about-bipolar-disorder-tickets-161032441367?fbclid=IwAR0A7bQ01IndrwLzof1uzflrU8SYpvLKoJ6c2rn5zJhjsaDOXAesKU4hPfc

Tristan's Website: https://www.tristanjmiller.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jul 12, 2021

Comedian Ted Alexandro is an essential voice in the NYC comedy scene.

He talks to Will about revisiting recordings of his material for his newly released album The Lost Album, Topical Jokes, Growing up in Queens, starting in theater as a kid, self releasing comedy specials, performing in NYC and internationally immediately after 9/11, organizing comedians to increase pay in NYC Comedy Clubs, and plans for his next special as a married man with two young children.

Listen to Ted's Albums:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7GWcFBZTMCHXOCBd6p5X1Q?si=Wqjkdl-kSMqDPqxYJWBZpg&dl_branch=1

Ted's Website: https://www.tedalexandro.com/

Ted on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/tedalexandro

Ted on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/tedalexandro/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jun 21, 2021

Comedian Lauren Hope Krass hopes to change the world in a positive way with her creative projects.  She talks to Will about starting in Improv in Charleston, South Carolina, going to college for Theater, Stand Up Comedy, Producing live stand up, screenwriting and plans for future projects.

https://www.laurenhopekrass.com/

https://www.instagram.com/laurenhopekrass/

https://twitter.com/laurenkrass

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jun 7, 2021

Circus Rhapsody Bassist Michi is finally able to share his bands new record with the world.  He talks to Will about growing up in a small village in Germany, discovering punk rock,  The Berlin Music Scene, why it’s important to have a hobby when you go on tour, Playing weddings, and the creation of the brand new Circus Rhapsody album Just Kidding.

 

Listen to Circus Rhapsody:

https://www.circusrhapsody.de/

 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/06VsIS6gO1XSMVdFFPFGBK?si=AaVJVGIuRMyl5hAS3RHl2w

 

https://circusrhapsody.bandcamp.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

May 17, 2021

Comedian and Podcaster Lawson Leong's creative journey to starting a wrestling comedy company began at a open mic in Brooklyn.  he talks to Will about growing up in Park Slope, playing baseball, dropping out of College to become a Comedian, Professional Wrestling Anime, starting a pro wrestling company and shooting a feature film with this company.

See the Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9iaz2TU4DE

IndieGoGo campaign:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/brooklyn-battle-comedy-we-need-to-finish-a-movie/coming_soon?fbclid=IwAR2xrVLU_fWHiz-yfpUdC3KhssavQjQr4C-keHGG2LEYsZHlL8NKzF0Spv4

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

May 10, 2021

Pedro Aida brings his experience from years of playing in bands to fronting the Supergroup Fire Sale.  He talks to Will about coming to the United States from Peru, growing up in the DC Area punk rock scene, recording school, writing lyrics and melodies, songwriting, recording techniques used at his Virginia studio Audio Verite and plans for new Fire Sale music.

 

Listen to Fire Sale:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/13M5w7mNimLCU8yU3Kkd5w?si=BN9BJhvoT8-O04zIgdTFbw

Listen to Fun Size:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/10bE0eOzUo8tIqaBSW5jHA?si=2i5WB9g3Tx6je9sC99yUQQ

Listen to Ann Beretta:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0NyvlBFmM8e7gXKJVhAmNz?si=HCKOx0lmRjC7DWgjLyf-FA

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Apr 19, 2021

Comedian and Actor Darien Sills-Evans approaches his acting career as a means to producing his own independent films.  He talks to Will about growing up in Brooklyn, Spike Lee's influence on him as a director and filmmaker, how working on the sitcom of the now infamous Bill Cosby lead directly to him trying stand up comedy, his experience acting on the TV shows Third Watch, Superior Doughnuts, and voice acting on the Anime Cannonbusters, and how this allows him to produce independent feature films like the now available One Bedroom.

 

Darien on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/dasefatcaphttps://twitter.com/dasefatcap

http://dariensillsevans.com/

Watch Darien's Film One Bedroom:

https://www.amazon.com/One-Bedroom-Stephen-Hill/dp/B07SN8QVX7

 

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Apr 12, 2021

Backdoor Barbecue Comedy member Chris Migliaccio returns to the show to become the first in person guest on Between Awesome and Disaster in over a year.  Chris and Will have a socially distanced chat about what the past year has been like for them, the state of New York City, pro wrestling, and plans for resuming shows after the pandemic.

 

https://thepit-nyc.com/people/chris-migliaccio/

https://www.instagram.com/chrismigs/

https://www.instagram.com/backdoorbarbecuecomedy/

https://twitter.com/backdoorbbqnyc

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Mar 15, 2021

Comedian Tom Thakkar listens to less Metal then you would think from the bands covered on his podcast.

He talks to Will about the Comedy Cellar in NYC, being obsessed with stand up comedy as a Teenager growing up in Indiana, Live comedy vs putting together a set for Comedy Central or Conan, his podcast Stand by Your

band, advice for Patreon, and how a comedian doing a several hour set makes him feel for the venue staff.

Tom's Podcast:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stand-by-your-band/id1223828700

Tom on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/tomathakkar

https://www.tomthakkar.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

 

Mar 1, 2021

Writer Mike Henneberger and are kindred spirits when it comes to both Comedy and Music.  Mike tells Will about running a comedy club in his home state of Texas, joining the Army and then the ordeal to get out, arriving in NYC, winning an Emmy while working at Comedy Central, touring with Gabriel Iglesias, writing his first book Rock Bottom at the Renaissance: An Emo Kid's Journey Through Falling In and Out of Love In and With New York City and future plans for the book.

Buy Mike's Book:

https://www.abergerjoint.com/rockbottombook-store.html

Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeyleerock

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

Feb 8, 2021

For the 200th Episode of Between Awesome and Disaster Will Carey sits in the guest chair and turns over hosting duties to his friend of 20 years and former guest on the show Sketkh Williams.  Armed with a Tarot Card Deck Sketkh and Will discuss Will's beginnings with the Patuxent High Harlequins, exposure to DIY culture and how it has informed his approach to the podcast, where he sees himself as a person now compared to the beginnings of the show and where he sees himself heading in the future with the podcast.

 

Between Awesome and Disaster Merch Store:

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

Will Twitter:

https://twitter.com/comicwillcarey

Sketkh  on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Sketkh

Sketkh's Web Series:

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

https://www.astoriadrinkndraw.com/

 

Jan 18, 2021

For comedian and podcaster Carolina Hidalgo working on a show about Punk Rock is coming full circle.  

She talks to Will about growing up in Mexico, loving punk rock from an early age, The Ramones, moving to the United States, how her path to being a comedian included being a social worker and almost working at a Gordon Ramsay Restaurant, researching bands and music for her podcast No Dogs in Space, co-hosting a podcast with her husband, and where the next season of the show will take us.

Listen to No Dogs in Space:

https://www.lastpodcastnetwork.com/no-dogs-in-space

Carolina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolinadoesok

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

Jan 4, 2021

Comedian Dave Waite and Will love to pour over the finer points of Stand Up Comedy.  He talks to Will about starting comedy in Ohio, before briefly moving to NYC, performing at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, moving to Los Angeles, recording comedy albums, DIY Touring and comedy during the middle of the pandemic.

https://www.davewaitecomedy.org/

Dave on Twitter: https://twitter.com/davewaitecomedy

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

Dec 28, 2020

Will closes out 2020 and 10 years in New York City by talking to one of the first comics he met when he first moved to the city.

There aren't many comics Will gets nerdy about music gear with but Adam Newman is one.

Adam tells Will about his pre comedy days playing in pop punk and metal bands in New Hampshire, and Georgia before deciding to move to NYC to be a comic, getting involved with CollegeHumor  putting together late night sets, compared to putting together his Comedy Central half hour and his one hour special, touring as a comedian, scriptwriting, and how he plans to combine his music and comedy once the pandemic ends.  

https://www.adamnewmancomedy.com/

Adam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adam_Newman

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

 

Dec 7, 2020

Comedian James Mattern's podcast The Commissioner of Comedy was inspired by stories of The Undertaker and Wrestler's Court.  He talks to Will about the recent closings of NYC Comedy institutions The Creek and The Cave and Dangerfields, Andrew Dice Clay's The Day The Laughter died 2, growing up and starting comedy in Las Vegas far from the glamour of the Strip, getting into comedy clubs in NYC, what goes into being an effective host, and what it has been like to do live comedy during the pandemic and what he sees happening for comedy after there is a vaccine.

 

James on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesLmattern

James' podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-commissioner-of-comedy-with-james-mattern/id1511831048

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Nov 23, 2020

Bassist and Vocalist for The Lawrence Arms Brendan Kelly finds it funny for the silliest projects he takes on garner the most attention.

He talks to Will about the culture behind the Chicago Ska and Punk scenes, the beginnings of Chicago's Fireside Bowl, the working class populism of Punk Rock,the influence of the Goo Goo Dolls on The Lawrence Arms working with Fat Mike when The Lawrence Arms were signed to Fat Wreck Chords.  Creating the Twitter account Nihilist Arby's, working for The Onion, The Hardtimes, and his prediction for the future of live music after the pandemic ends.

 

Listen to The Lawrence Arms:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0aQ8Ow9YAkGxr5bbehjkcS

Brendan on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/badsandwich

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Nov 9, 2020

Ryan Baldwin's High School punk rock band Urban Sombrero was the first time Will heard punk rock played live.  Ryan and Will talk about their shared history growing up in St.Leonard Maryland, the local diy shows that Urban Sombrero and other bands would put on during high school, his next band Remember Daylight, a dark night of the soul that occurred in a convenience store parking lot, his current project Steady Now, and some great stories from opening for Cartel, The Ataris, and a very unusual live gig.

Ryan's SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/ryanbaldwinaudioengineer

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

 

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