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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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Oct 7, 2019

Comedian Tommy Kang is a tornado of positive energy.  He talks to Will about Kuk Mu Kwan the martial art is grandfather invented and taught to the South Korean Special Forces.  Growing up training in his father's Dojo from a very young age, dealing with bullies in suburban New Jersey, how he discovered stand up comedy, and starting making short films and pilots.

Tommy on Twitter: @TommyLlama

http://www.tommykang.com/

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

 

 

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Sep 30, 2019

Comedian Troy Alan has a healthy perspective that he doesn't always think is healthy.

He talks to Will about having a relationship with his Dad after learning something horrible about him, how he found comedy after being a personal trainer in DC, Performing his Storytelling show Funny Stories About Pain at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and a hilarious story about an encounter with IRS Agents

https://www.facebook.com/troy.alan.52/

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

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Sep 23, 2019

Comedian Alex Ryu and Will loved their time in Japan.  He talks to Will about his time in Tokyo and Kyoto, growing up in Dallas Texas, discovering his love of visual art at 16, starting stand up after getting married and having a child, producing live comedy shows, and how he sees his life as a father.

 

Alex on Twitter: @MrAlexRyu

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

The Podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

Support the Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Sep 16, 2019

Comedian Ray Devito was one of the first NYC comics Will was aware of before moving to New York.  Ray talks to Will about starting comedy in Ohio, being a road comic featuring around the midwest.  The economics of being a comic on the road, Moving to NYC away from steady paid work, his podcast the GHOLE and his experience acting in the Bollywood film English Vinglish.

 

Ray on Twitter: @raydevito

Ray's Podcast: https://theghole.libsyn.com/2019/05

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster 

Sep 9, 2019

Derik Boik used to produce the literal tinniest stand up show in New York City.

He talks to Will about growing up in Central Florida, getting married and having a kid in his early twenties, being a teacher counselor for at risk kids in Tennessee, getting divorced, a great stand up comedy road story, and how moving away from Stand Up lead him to true love, and his new career as a story producer for reality tv shows like Queer Eye, Southern Charm, and Love Island.

 

Derik on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/derikboik/?hl=en

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Sep 2, 2019

Comedian Kevin Janaway has been immersed in pop culture since he was a child.  He talk to Will about growing up in Nashville Tennessee, Family, Stand Up Comedy, Japan, and Anime.

Kevin on Twitter: @Lusciouskevin

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Donate to Help Kyoto Animation:

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The podcast on Patreon:

www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Aug 26, 2019

Comedian Greg Stone is grounded by viewing his achievements rather than his goals.  He talks to Will about telling stories in a comedy club setting, a great heckler story that occurred while recording his stand up album, amazing heckler stories when you're not trying to win the audience back, Creating the Rad Dudecast, writing for The Break with Michelle Wolf on Netflix, and contributing to Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondence Dinner Performance.  

Greg on Twitter: @gregstone_

Gregs Podcast:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rad-dudecast/id647946941

https://www.patreon.com/raddudecast

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Aug 19, 2019

Comedian/Actor Jason Salmon is a continuous source of positivity.

He talks to Will about growing up outside of Dallas, discovering his love of acting doing community theater, commercial acting, The joys that comedy and theater can bring to audiences, and his love of Martin McDonagh's play the Pillowman. 

 

Jason's Website: http://www.jason-salmon.com/Home.html

Jason on Twitter: @JSalmonComedy

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

 

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Aug 12, 2019

Comedian and writer Jaqi Furback's writing sensibilities are informed by sci-fi.  She talks to Will about conspiracy theories, loving sci-fi growing up, being the youngest of 4 girls in her family, Stand Up Comedy, traveling in Thailand, reactions people have to her not pursuing a romantic relationship, and her plans for a sci-fi novel series.

 

Jaqi on Twitter: @jaqifurback

https://www.jaqifurback.com/

Order Jaqi's short story on amazon:

https://tinyurl.com/y3rtbffl

 

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Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The Podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

Aug 5, 2019

Will met Comedian Mark Riccadonna during his time as a doorman at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club.  Mark tells Will about moving to NYC at 17 to study acting, starting stand up comedy while working as a doorman at Stand Up NY, getting into fights with hecklers, Touring with the USO to perform for US Troops all over the world, doing long form stories in comedy clubs, voice over acting, and balancing career with being a Father.

Ohio! See Mark at the Bellwether Music Festival kick off party in August

http://markriccadonna.com/events/page/3/

Mark on Twitter: @MarkRiccadonna

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Jul 29, 2019

Comedian and Podcaster Jake Flores wasn't intimidated even when Homeland Security knocked on his door.  He talks to Will about the government coming to your house over a joke on the internet, growing up in Houston Texas, Punk Rock, how his college experience was disillusioning and freeing at the same time, DIY Touring and the business side of having a successful podcast like Pod Damn America.

 

Jake's Website: http://www.feraljokes.com/

Jake on Twitter: @feraljokes 

Jake's Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/poddamnamerica

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Awesome Disaster on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

Support the Podcast: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MDBxX0iqT

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Jul 25, 2019

Sketch writer/Performer Mike Brian is the last member of Backdoor BBQ to make an appearance on Between Awesome and Disaster.  He Talks to Will about growing up on Long Island, being an introvert and having 5 siblings, working warehouse jobs in high school, and what drew him to take a sketch class at the People's Improv Theater leading to the creation of the sketch group Backdoor BBQ

 

Backdoor BBQ's next show  July 26th in NYC

https://thepit-nyc.com/events/backdoor-barbecue/

 

Mike on Twitter: @themikebrian

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Support the podcast:

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www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

 

Jul 22, 2019

Comedian Cyrus McQueen and Will never thought they would swap travel stories about Phuket Thailand but that is where this conversation begins.  He talks to Will about his experiences with his Wife in Phuket, growing up in The Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Loving Sci-Fi and Jimi Hendrix, studying abroad in London, having an epiphany to move to NYC at a rave in London, dealing with hecklers and his experience on Last Comic Standing.

 

Cyrus on Twitter: @CyrusMMcQueen

Support the Podcast: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MDBxX0iqT

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

The Pod on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod 

Jul 15, 2019

Comedian Marcia Belsky's comedy is much more than clickbait headlines written on a deadline.

She talk to Will about growing up Jewish in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Starting comedy in Portland Oregon, confronting vitriol on social media, writing a musical, performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and coping with Cynicism and fear in the face of current events.

 

Brooklyn: Get tickets to Marcia's Show Stevie at Union Hall July 30th 

 https://www.unionhallny.com/e/stevie-61427525382/

http://www.marciabelsky.com/

Marcia on Twitter: @MarciaBelsky

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

The podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

 

Support the Podcast: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MDBxX0iqT

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Jul 1, 2019

Comedian Mike Brown and Will have known each other for close to 10 years, and don't get to see each other very often so they have a lot of ground to cover.  Mike tells Will about growing up in New York City.  Moving from deep Queens to Harlem,  Music, missing out on certain aspects of pop culture.  His approach to Stand Up Comedy, Sketch Comedy,  coping with tragedy while struggling with depresssion, and how he's trying to break Stigma around openly discussing mental health issues with his podcast You Good? With Mike Brown.

 

Mike's Podcast

https://www.yomikebrown.com/podcast

Mike on Twitter: @YoMikeBrown

 

Support the Podcast: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MDBxX0iqT

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The Podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

Jun 27, 2019

Comedian Sharron Paul is more New York than you.  She talks to Will about growing up in Brooklyn, loving early 2000s Teen Pop music.  Loving comedy before being encouraged to try Stand Up, performing internationally, and what goes into producing one of the best, longest running Stand Up Shows in Brooklyn Cheap Date Comedy.

 

Sharron on Twitter: @Sharronica

Support the Podcast: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MDBxX0iqT

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

The Podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

Jun 24, 2019

Comedian Brad Hagan almost served his mission as a Mormon in Wyoming.  He talks to Will about growing up as one of six children in New Hampshire, Soccer, being raised in the Mormon Church, being sent home from his mission before it even started and breaking from his religious upbringing, and why he moved to New York City and away from paid feature work in the New England area.

 

Brad's Stand Up Special on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc3A9cwdvfE

Brad on Instagram: @thefunnybrad

 

Support the Podcast: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MDBxX0iqT

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The Podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

Jun 17, 2019

Comedian Usama Siddiquee's retro gaming skills feed into his stand up comedy skill set.  He and Will discuss their experiences performing comedy internationally, Growing up in the Suburbs outside Dallas Texas, the decision to move to NYC to pursue stand up comedy, getting passed at the Comedy Cellar, his experience performing at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, and his plans for his comedy special.

Usama's website: http://www.usamastandsup.com/

Usama on Twitter: @UsamaBinLaughin

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey 

The podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

Jun 10, 2019

Comedian and Podcaster Billy Procida thinks people don't like him and created his popular podcast Manwhore in part to learn more about himself.  He talks to Will about being bullied early in life, stand up comedy, talking to ex romantic partners, and turning those conversations into a podcast, the business side of podcasting and why Nina Hartley is the coolest Porn Star he has interviewed.

Billy on Twitter: @TheBillyProcida

Listen to Manwhore everywhere you listen to Podcasts and support on Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/manwhorepodcast

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Follow the podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

Jun 3, 2019

Comedian and Podcaster Tracey Carnazzo Feels like a regular person before she feels like a comedian.

She Talks to Will about growing up in Forest Hills Queens, how the grind of Stand Up Comedy is over romanticized, The excessive levels of drug fueled madness she was surrounded with when she was working in the restaurant business, and touring with rock bands while working for a record label, 80s hair metal, starting stand up comedy, and interacting with the cast members who are the subject of her podcasts Teen Mom Trash Talk and 90 Day Fiance

 

Tracey on Twitter: @TrixieTuzzini

http://www.traceycarnazzo.com

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

 

May 27, 2019

Harrison Greenbaum is both a Comedian and Magician in equal measure.  He talks to Will about opening for Paul Mooney at Carolines, an encounter he had with Patrice O'Neal shortly before O'Neal's death.  growing up enamored with magic as a kid on Long Island, deciding to pursue comedy towards the end of his time at Harvard University.  His start in comedy clubs in NYC, performing magic at the Sydney Opera House, performing as the warm up comic for Katie Couric, the experience of making his late night TV Debut on Conan, and plans for his first comedy album and his magic special.

Harrison on Twitter: @harrisoncomedy

https://www.harrisongreenbaum.com/

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

May 20, 2019

Comedian Kunal Arora has learned to see comedy as a series of instances.  He talks to Will about performing comedy in India, how New York doesn't prepare you for bombing abroad, growing up in Flushing Queens, his early experiences taking comedy classes at the Comic Strip, the ever changing face of New York City, and the perspective that therapy gave him on handling grief, heartbreak and how he applies those tools to comedy.

 

Kunal's Website:

 

https://kunalarora.com/

 

If you are a Stand Up Comedian Kunal put together a very helpful resource.

 

http://www.comedysafehouse.com/

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

Apr 22, 2019

Comedian Steve Hofstetter is well known for heckler videos, and as a comedy club owner, but Will knows him as his former boss who once kept him from getting punched in the face. 

He talks to Will about the days of the Laughing Devil Comedy Club, growing up in numerous neighborhoods in Queens, being exposed to political comedy early in life, starting stand up comedy and producing shows in NYC in the early 2000s, his early days on the road and performing in colleges, and a great story of a road trip he took with his father shortly before he passed away with comedian Dick Gregory.

 

Steve on Twitter: @SteveHofstetter 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Follow the podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

Apr 15, 2019

Episode 87 - Tom Rhodes

 

Comedian Tom Rhodes has toured the world performing Stand up Comedy.

 

He talks to Will about a rough year spent in NYC early in his career based on the advice of Jay Leno, the San Francisco comedy scene in the early 90s, being the first comedian to sign with Comedy Central, his friendship with Mitch Hedberg, wanting to know who a comic is through their jokes, and how his short lived NBC Sitcom led to him touring and performing comedy in over 20 countries all over the world and hosting a Late Night Talk Show in Amsterdam.

 

Plus Will recounts the story of the time he navigated Police Blockades in Istanbul, Turkey on Labor Day on the same day that he performed Stand Up Comedy on a sold out show of mostly non-english speakers.

 

Get Tom’s New Album Around the World on iTunes now!

 

Tom on Twitter: @_TomRhodes

 

http://www.tomrhodes.net/tour/

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

 

Follow the podcast on Twitter: @awesomedpod

Apr 8, 2019

Comedian Nick Callas commits to what he is doing fully when it comes to comedy.  He talks to Will about growing up loving comic books and manga before it was considered cool.  Starting stand up comedy in New York City, His experience auditioning for Saturday Night Live, how he bounced back when his MTV pilot didn’t go to series, as well as some hardcore shop talk on Stand Up Comedy and Live performance.

 

NYC! See Nick headline Carolines On Broadway April 18th!

 

https://www.carolines.com/comedian/nick-callas/

 

Nick on Twitter: @MrNickCallas

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

 

Follow the podcast on Twitter: @awesomedpod

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