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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 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

 

Nov 2, 2020

Comedian Bryan Preston is one of Will’s earliest comedian friends he made in Baltimore back in 2007.  He talks to Will about how he approaches a career in comedy in the Baltimore area, stand up comedy, comic books, anime, Star Wars, podcasting, and avoiding the toxic parts of nerd culture and fandom, and plans for comedy after the pandemic.

 

Bryan on Twitter: @skullbase

 

Bryan’s podcast:

https://lfp.fakingitradio.com/

 

Bryan on Twitch:

twitch.tv/bryanpreston1

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Oct 5, 2020

Comedian Brandon Broady and Will go all the way back to their Freshman year as theater majors at Towson University.  Brandon and Will discuss their acting and theater education, finding stand up comedy while still a student, how working in radio lead him to Los Angeles, touring with Donnell Rawlings, hosting shows on BET and Nickelodeon, why the Kids Choice Awards is the most fun Awards show to attend,  hanging out with comedy giants, and being a parent while being in show business. 

 

Brandon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/broadythejoker/?hl=en

Brandon on Caffeine:

https://www.caffeine.tv/broadythejoker

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Sep 7, 2020

Comedian Jesse Jones and Will knew each other from their time in the Trenches of the New York Comedy Scene.  Jesse tells Will about first moving to New York City, his time in improv at the beginnings of UCB, transitioning to Stand Up, how the common troupe of common open mic jokes has evolved over there time in comedy, how his career evolved after leaving New York City and plans to expand road gigs in the after pandemic times.

Jesse on Twitter:

https://jessejonesonline.com/

https://twitter.com/jessejones

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Aug 31, 2020

Comedian Jay Szech was one of the first comics Will met in Baltimore back in 2007

He talks to Will about growing up in Maryland, the Baltimore Comedy Scene, his time in Los Angeles, working as an educator before and during the Covid-19 Pandemic, working as an announcer for minor league baseball, and what he feels his role as a comedian is when he performs.

Jay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayszech

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Aug 17, 2020

Storyteller and Moth Grandslam Winner Marc Abbott begins this episode with the story of the time we worked security at a Tupac Concert in Atlanta.  Then he tells Will about meeting a surprisingly down to earth Michael Jackson, growing up in Brooklyn, how big an impression Star Wars made on him as a child, studying film, the moment he realized he had to make his own path in show business, self publishing, and how a storytelling show at his local bar led to him Winning the Moth Grandslam, developing solo shows, and how he and Will may be doing socially distanced shows in Tents until the pandemic ends.

https://whoismarclabbott.com/

Marc's apperance on RISK

http://risk-show.com/tag/marc-abbott/

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Aug 10, 2020

Steve "Lips Kudlow" is the Guitarist and Vocalist for the massively influential Metal band Anvil.  He talks to Will about the uncertain future of live music during and eventually after the Covid-19 Pandemic, having to abandon the European tour for their newest album Legal at Last, his custom V shaped guitars, guitar solos, songwriting, dedication to one's craft,music critics, Anvil's impact on Metal, the documentary Anvil: Story of Anvil, and his experiences meeting former peers, music legends and the bands his band inspired after the success of the movie.

Listen to Anvil:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0maNhqGx60ucjS4UaAH6cP?si=EhJGnf_KSd-OJuq_kXlMtA

http://my.tbaytel.net/tgallo/anvil/

Lips on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/LIPSANVIL

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jul 27, 2020

Comedian Violet Gray was one of the first friends Will made in Stand Up Comedy.  She tell's Will about starting comedy in Baltimore, the tone and style of Baltimore comedians, performing on Wyatt Cenac's Night Train on Starz, Nerdcore, countries they want to travel to after the pandemic is over, and plans to create Hip-Hop during quarantine.

 

Violet Gray on Twitter: https://twitter.com/violetsilver

Violet Gray on Youtube: https://youtu.be/cDeDnoQIzkw

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jul 23, 2020

Comedian and Podcaster Mike Moran and Will share a lot of interests but just missed each other in the Baltimore Comedy Scene.  Mike and Will Discuss the Baltimore Comedy Scene, DIY comedy albums, punk rock, Mike's Podcast Confessional and plans for future comedy releases.

Mike's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/confessional-podcast/id1390856222

Mike's album

https://mikemorancomedy.bandcamp.com/releases

Jul 13, 2020

Comedian Glenn Wool's comedy career really began when we moved to England after winning money on a scratch ticket.

He talks to Will about starting comedy in Vancouver, the comedy business in the UK, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing stand up comedy around the world the book he wants to write, and balancing his career with fatherhood.  Plus some great tour stories and an awesome story involving his Dad and a bear.

Glenn on Twitter: @GlennWool

http://www.glennwool.com/

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

 

Jul 9, 2020

The Stand Up Show that T Brad Hudson ran in Baltimore County called Drink Till We're Funny is the reason that Will became a stand up comedian.  He talks to Will about what goes into running a weekly stand up show for 10 years and how his career in comedy took him from Maryland to Los Angeles and back.  Including along the way being a pro wrestling ring announcer appearing on the Jerry Springer show and not recognizing a very well known comedian who came who asked to do a set on his show.

http://www.tbradhudson.com/

https://twitter.com/tbradhudson

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

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 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 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 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

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

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