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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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Apr 1, 2019

Will knew Ryan as Comedian RG Daniels for a number of years before he left New York for Texas.  Now that he's back Will and Ryan discuss Growing up on Staten Island,  The Beastie Boys, Hair Metal, The NYC comedy scene of the early 2000s, his decision to move away from Stand Up, to move to Texas, and to move back to NYC as well as his new project the satirical Food Blog NOSHKONG.

 

Ryan's Food Blog:

https://noshkong.com/

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @awesomedpod 

Mar 25, 2019
Paul Cohen was ready to get in the van and go on tour with his band, but when the other members wavered he found himself looking for another path to follow.  He talks to Will about growing up on Staten Island,  Their shared love of Pop Punk, Bass Guitar, and how he found Sketch Comedy and Improv and began working with Will in the Sketch Comedy Group Backdoor BBQ.
 
Backdoor BBQ's Next show is at the Pit in NYC on 3/28/19
 
Backdoor BBQ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backdoorbarbecuecomedy
 
Will on Twitter:  @comicwillcarey
 
The podcast on Twitter:  @awesomedpod
Mar 18, 2019

Ben Rosen appears frequently in Will's journey through the New York Comedy Scene.  He talks to Will about performing Stand up on the Streets in Union Square, trying to figure life things out at the bar of the Grisly Pear, auditioning for Comedy Central, his time working at Gawker, Buzzfeed, Twitter, and Snapchat, and how he feels his current work at mschf internet studios combines all of his passions for entrepreneurship, comedy, and internet based creativity.

 
Ben on Twitter: @Rosen.
 
Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey
 
The Podcast on Twitter: @awesomedpod
Mar 11, 2019

Comedian Brandon Ream has always felt on the outside of conversations trying to join in through jokes.  He talks to Will about understanding why Serial Killers come from the Midwest having grown up in Iowa,  heavy metal, having niche interests that few others share.  The comedy scene in Iowa, and why the NYC comedy scene makes him feel like he is never doing enough.

 
Brandon on Twitter: @reamkor
 
Listen to Brandon's podcast with Patrick Hastie "The Nostalgic Front" on Itunes, Stitcher, and Spotify.  
 
Will on Twitter @comicwillcarey
 
Follow the podcast on twitter: @awesomedpod
Mar 4, 2019

Comedian and writer Ashley Bez began writing jokes on Twitter and had to learn how to be funny on stage.  She talks to Will about growing up with 3 sisters,  growing as a performer after gaining a solid presence on twitter, how getting off birth control lead to her starting comedy, writing for TV Land's Younger, and what she's learned about writing a TV pilot.

 
Ashley on Twitter: @Bez
 
https://www.ashleybez.com/
 
Will on Twitter:  @comicwillcarey 
 
Follow the podcast on Twitter: @awesomedpod
Feb 18, 2019

Kevin Allison was in the belly of the whale for years in between the end of The State on MTV and the creation of his amazingly popular and funny storytelling live show and podcast Risk.  He talks to Will about knowing he wanted to move to NYC at a very early age,  joining the State while attending NYU, what sketch comedy taught him about group dynamics, His perspective on the dissolution of The State, forgetting your act in the middle of a performance at Luna Lounge, and how advice from Michael Ian Black and a storytelling show at UCB lead him to personal storytelling and the creation of Risk.

 
Kevin on Twitter: @TheKevinAllison
 
Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey
 
Follow the podcast on Twitter: @awesomedpod
Feb 14, 2019

Comedian Sam Z and Will are in the middle of workshopping their storytelling shows, so now is a great time for Sam to return to the podcast to discuss storytelling, what sparked his interest in Storytelling, and what inspired him to want to start working on his show Trust Fund Baby.

 

NYC See Sam and Will Live for Free

2/15: Branded Saloon at 8PM.

2/18: Pete's Candy Store at 8:30PM.

 

Sam on Twitter: @hellfrasier_

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @awesomedpod 

Feb 11, 2019

Comedian Kevin McCaffrey was one of the first established comedians that Will met at his job as a doorman at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club.  He talks to Will about the joy of getting passed at your first comedy club in NYC,  growing up in the suburbs of Chicago as the oldest son in a single parent house, Hosting a radio show in High School, Getting crowds in red states to laugh a political material that they disagree with, and what performing on the Late Show with David Letterman meant to him growing up as a fan, former NBC page, and what the experience taught him about writing and performing comedy.

 
Indianapolis!  See Kevin live February 16th 2019 at Black Circle Brewing Co
 
Kevin on Twitter: @KevinMcCaff
 
Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey
 
Follow the podcast on Twitter: @awesomedpod 
Feb 4, 2019

Alex Fossella is trying to make up for lost time and experiences.  He talks to Will about his new love of Broadway musicals documented on his podcast Broadway Baby, his love of Green Day at an early age, leaving music production behind and finding comedy and his work on Modern Day Philosophers with Danny Lobell.

 

Alex on Twitter: @afossella

Alex's Podcasts

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/broadway-baby/id1418029487?mt=2

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-day-philosophers-with-daniel-lobell/id684158414?mt=2

 

Jan 28, 2019

Lex Friedman's journey into the world of comedy podcasting was not traditional.  He talks with Will about growing up in an observant Jewish household in Pennsylvania, his love of Weird Al, His dream of writing for SNL, sending postcards of jokes to Jay Leno, his time with the Groundlings in LA, his early exposure to tech podcasts, and developing ad selling skills on his own leading to his current position as Chief Business Development Officer at Stitcher and Host of Earwolf's The Wolf Den.

 
Lex's Podcasts
The Wolf Den
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/earwolf/wolf-den
 
Turning This Car Around
https://turningthiscararound.com/
 
The Rebound
http://reboundcast.com/
 
Lex on Twitter:@lexfri
 
Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey
Jan 21, 2019

Comedian Bryan Yang sits down with Will to discuss growing up in Sacramento, finding comedy through Comedy Central Presents Dave Chappelle, and Opie and Anthony dropping out of college to pursue Stand up comedy, Asian food, and his quest to get booked at the Knitting Factory.

 

https://www.bryanyang.com/

Bryan's Podcast the Fright House available on Itunes

Bryan on Twitter: @BryanYang

 

Will Carey on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

 

 

Jan 14, 2019

Comedian Brendan Eyre has performed on Late Night with Seth Myers, Comedy Central, the Just for Laughs Festival and has headlined across America,  He sits down with Will to talk about his early love of Sherlock Homes, True Crime, needing to get sober in his early twenties, managing anger issues, why it’s important to perform at open mics in New York to complete silence, and how headlining shows across America changes your perspective.

 

Pittsburgh! Get Tickets to See Brendan live on February 10th.

 

https://burningbridgescomedyclub.com/tickets/feb-10-brandon-eyre-at-burning-bridges-9pm?fbclid=IwAR25qG7hszj_TJkDrUtyb_Tg7YlcVo6RHe64_MXDVi2Pr80ekfqUKUgWr7k

 

Brendan’s Podcast the Rad Dudecast

 

http://theraddudecast.com/

 

Brendan on Twitter: @EyreBud.

 

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

 

Will on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/WillCareyisfunny

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

 

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