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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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Jun 11, 2018

Comedian Neruda Williams and Will sit down for an epic two part conversation about the entirety of the human experience.

In the first half they talk about growing up in Harlem and being directly connected to the artistic and social revolution going on in the city at the time with an artist brother, and a well known academic for a father.

The second half begins with a story of a broken arm which is the ignition for a powerful conversation about toxic masculinity, depression, mental health, suicide and wrestling with the voice in your head that your trying not to listen to.

 

Neruda on Twitter

@BlacJackkerouac

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

May 30, 2018

MC Lars credits suburban boredom and prank phone call tapes with his rap career.  He sits down with Will to talk growing up in the Bay Area, how Insane Clown Posse made him want to rap, playing guitar in rock bands before turning to hip hop, DIY Touring with Cartel, Gym Class Heroes, and Patent Pending, Where pop culture might be in the next few years, and sustaining a career on the internet while staying true to who you are.   

Listen to MC Lars

http://www.mclars.com/

https://www.patreon.com/mclars

https://mclars.bandcamp.com/

Twitter: @mclars

Will Carey on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

 

May 24, 2018

Comedian Selena Coppock Sits down with Will to discuss the social climate of 2018, 80s metal and hard rock, starting comedy in Boston, storytelling, favorite documentaries, accepting your voice as a performer when you find it, and legacy.

 

Get Selena's album on Itunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/seen-better-days/1307874479

Selena on Twitter @SelenaCoppock

 

Will on Twitter.

@comicwillcarey  

www.willcareyisfunny.com

May 16, 2018

Comedian Gianmarco Soresi and Will bond quickly over divorced parents and growing up in Maryland and becoming a performer as the natural next step from those two early life events.  They discuss Theater, pro wrestling, anime, early days as struggling actors, workshops with casting directors and figuring it out on stage and in therapy.

 

GianMarco on Twitter

@GianmarcoSoresi

www.GianmarcoSoresi.com

 

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

May 8, 2018

Will and Schaffer The Darklord have similar origin stories.  Schaffer tells Will how Star Wars, George Carlin, The Beastie Boys and Rock shows were vital to broadening his horizons growing up in rural Iowa, how college became overwhelming, his days playing rums in Art Rock and Tribute bands in San Francisco.  How stand up comedy was vital to his transition to Rap, how Nerdcore discovered him and what makes his collaborations with MC Lars work so well.

Listen to Schaffer The Darklord's Music

https://schafferthedarklord.bandcamp.com

STD on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/schafferdarklord

 

NYC See Will Carey record his comedy storytelling EP 5/9 at 8PM Sidewalk Cafe.  No Cover 2 Item Min.

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

Apr 18, 2018

Comedian Carrie Gravenson Sits down with Will to discuss claiming various types on NYC cred.  Going to college in New Mexico when your a born and raised New Yorker, Comedy club crowds, diy touring, and NACA.

 

www.carriegravenson.com

Carrie on twitter @carriegravenson

 

May 9th Sidewalk Cafe 8PM I'm recording a storytelling EP.  No cover  show also features David Lawson, Anita Flores, and Marc Abbott

http://www.sidewalkny.com/events/calendar/

 

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

Apr 11, 2018

Comedian John Rosenberger has positivity ingrained in him.  He talks to Will about how a rough home life ingrained empathy into his core, why so many comics love pro wrestling, and what gets easier after a sibling is sent to jail.  

 

See Will Carey live in NYC with David Lawson and others on 5/9/18!  Sidewalk Cafe 8PM.  No Cover 2 item Min

 

John on Twitter

@JohnJohnPhenom 

 

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

May 29, 2017

Comedian Adam Sokol sits down with Will to discuss growing up outside of Detroit, the Detroit Tigers, comic books, politics, the nuts and bolts of producing a live comedy show and what makes the great comedy clubs the great comedy clubs.

 

Adam on Twitter

@SokolAdam

http://www.adamsokol.com

 

Will on twitter

@comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

 

Get tickets to see Will Carey and Nasser Khan live in NYC 7/16 at 8:30PM

https://thepit-nyc.com/event/2017-07-16-will-carey-and-nasser-khan-do-30-minutes-of-stand-up-each

Apr 21, 2017

Comedian Eric Frost and Will have been unlikely friends for close to 10 years.  Eric sits down with Will to discuss growing up in Baltimore, and the beginnings of the Baltimore Comedy Scene.  Starting Comedy in Black Rooms, and Eric's deconstruction of political correctness and it's relation to the art of Stand up comedy.

 

Eric on Twitter:

@mrefrost

 

Eric's weekly show at the Shady Lady every Monday in Astoria

https://www.facebook.com/mixednutscomedy/

 

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

the next edition of You Can Use that at the Creek and the Cave will be on May 7th at 9pm.  Free show! 

Mar 28, 2017

Comedian Alison Klemp sits down with Will to discuss growing up in Las Vegas, finding Colorado, and performing Stand up Naked.

 

Alison on Twitter: @Alisonklemp

 

The Naked Show NYC on Twitter

@nakedshownyc

 

Will Carey on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Mar 20, 2017

Cinder Block Comedy Festival founder Coree Spencer returns to Between Awesome and Disaster to discuss the 2017 edition of Cinder Block.  Coree and Will discuss the experience of the first Cinder Block, Comedy Festivals in general,  Inclusiveness in comedy, and Coree gives you a break down on how to make your Cinder Block Submission the best it can be.

 

Submit to Cinder Block here before 4/9/17

http://www.cinderblockcomedyfestival.com

Coree on Twitter : @coreespencer

Will Carey on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

 

Donate to the podcast

PayPal.Me/willcarey23

Next Stand up Show

April 2nd Creek and the Cave 9PM NYC hosting You Can Use That.  Free show!

Mar 10, 2017

Comedian and Roastmasters Champion Eli Sairs was one of Will's first friends in comedy.  They Sit down to discuss growing up in Alabama, College Sports, Punk Rock, Joke writing, the creation of The Wildcats, and Roast Battles.

 

Eli on Twitter

@elisairs

 

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

 

Come See Will's Show You Can Use That at the Creek and the Cave in NYC April 2nd at 9PM.  Free!

Want to donate to the show!  You can do so here and thank you very much!

paypal.me/willcarey23

Feb 24, 2017

Comedian Cathy Humes and Will have a lot in common.  They discuss growing up outside of Washington DC, punk rock shows, and beginning in theater and finally finding stand up comedy.

Cathy on twitter

@crappyfumes

 

Will Carey on Twitter

@ComicWillCarey

 

See Will Carey and Tyler Richardson do 30 minutes of stand up each at the Pit This Sunday at 8:30PM

 

https://thepit-nyc.com/event/2017-02-26-will-carey-and-tba-do-30-minutes-of-stand-up

Feb 10, 2017

Comedian Maria Heinegg ends this episode of Between Awesome and Disaster with a sentence that Will says he would get a tattoo of.  Before that they discuss Seattle,  Hip Hop and R&B,  Coping with her brother's cancer diagnosis while living abroad in Spain, Soccer in Spain, and while the world may need a hard reset what can still get you out of your house and living.

 

Maria on Twitter

@MariaHeinegg

 

Maria's Podcast The Worst Thing on iTunes

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/worst-thing-maria-heinegg/id1079010987?mt=2

Will Care on Twitter

@Comicwillcarey

Get Tickets to See Will and Tyler Richardson perform 30 minutes each 2/28 at the People's Improv Theater in NYC

https://thepit-nyc.com/event/2017-02-26-will-carey-and-tba-do-30-minutes-of-stand-up 

Feb 3, 2017

Comedian Kaytlin Bailey found control over her own life through comedy and sex work.  She sits down with Will to discuss growing up in a military family, the side of sex work that doesn't get talked about often, finding stand up comedy, building a solo show, and the need for audiences to support and help fund independent performers.

 

Kaytlin on Twitter

@KaytlinBailey

Donate to Kaytlin's Independent Comedy Tour

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/426829862/cake-comedy-tour-philadelphia?token=331510a5%2C

Cake Comedy on Twitter

@cakecomedy

http://kaytlinbailey.com 

 

Will Carey on twitter

@comicwillcarey

See Will Carey and Tyler Richardson do 30 minutes of stand up on 2/28 at the Pit in NYC

 

http://thepit-nyc.com/event/2017-02-26-will-carey-and-tba-do-30-minutes-of-stand-up

Jan 27, 2017

Comedian/ Actress and Violinist Rachel Green was a club kid on Long Island who was going to be the first white Jewish Female rapper.  She talks to Will about the need to rebel early, and how both 9/11 and the Enron Scandal Made her realize that she needed to be on stage,  her slam poetry days, her beginnings in music and tells Will how she got into voice over.

 

Rachel Green on Twitter

@The1RachelGreen

http://www.rachelgreen.nyc

 

Rachel's Early music

 

https://myspace.com/rae/music/songs

 

Will Carey on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

 

get tickets to see Will Carey and Tyler Richardson do 30 minutes each at the Pit in NYC.  Tix are $7

http://thepit-nyc.com/event/2017-02-26-will-carey-and-tba-do-30-minutes-of-stand-up

Jan 6, 2017

Comedian Samantha Ruddy sits down with Will to talk growing up in small towns, the importance of your favorite punk rock bands in high school,  getting into comedy, writing for Collegehumor and Reductress and the sense of accomplishment that comes from being able to do a half hour of comedy solo.

 

Samantha Ruddy on Twitter:

@samlymatters

www.samantharuddy.com

 

Jan 31st NYC get Tickets to Samantha Ruddy's headlining show at Caroline's on Broadway

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7089025&pl=carolines&dispatch=loadSelectionData&__utma=92010376.982255128.1456355519.1456355522.1483639990.2&__utmb=92010376.1.10.1483639990&__utmc=92010376&__utmx=-&__utmz=92010376.1483639990.2.1.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=34817065

 

 

Will Carey on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com 

Dec 30, 2016

Chris Migliaccio's path to comedy started in competitive karaoke.   Chris and Will discuss their personal reactions to the 2016 presidential election then tells Will about growing up in Flushing, New York, Tax Law,  live music, and how the elaborate world of competitive karaoke led him to discover and pursue sketch comedy, and also Stryper  lots of talk about Stryper.

 

Chris on Twitter

@themigs

 Chris's Comedy Group

https://www.facebook.com/backdoorbarbecue/?fref=ts

 

See Backdoor BBQ Live at the Pit in NYC on January 25th at 7:30PM 

Will Carey on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com 

Dec 23, 2016

Comedian Subhah Agarwal is driven.  She talks with Will about the desire to excel academically before finding comedy.  Sneaking out of her parents house to do open mics, Driving hours for stage time while pursuing and advanced degree, and some serious shop talk on road work, New York City clubs and college shows.

 

Subhah's Website

http://www.subhahcomedy.com

 

Subhah on Twitter:

@Subhah

 

Will Carey on Twitter:

@comicwillcarey

 

www.willcareyisfunny.com

Dec 7, 2016

The movie SLC Punk was comedian Camille Theobald's first taste of new ideas.  She talks to Will about growing up in a Christian household in Salt Lake City Utah, her dreams of becoming a pop star, moving to New York City to study musical theater and her time studying dance.  As well as how not fitting into a theater archetype lead to her pursuing stand up comedy.

 

Camille Theobald on Twitter

@camltheo

 

Will Carey on Twitter

 

@comicwillcarey

Will's Solo Show is this Friday in NYC!  Get tickets here.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2712973

 

 

Nov 23, 2016

Comedian Mike Lemme is dedicated to figuring out his next hour of comedy.  So dedicated that he will take on incredible financial risks.  He talks with Will about finding the jokes in the dark times of his life, growing up in Massachusetts, and how being able to talk about what he's going through kept him from the vices which consumed others in his hometown.

Mike's website

www.mikelemme.com

Get Tickets to Mike's St Marks Sessions shows in NYC Thru December 4th

 

https://apps.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=309cf55baee8dc14f35bd7884352f92f&vqitq=f6b5899b-1435-4d64-a931-bf180206eb77&vqitp=6bd921a9-919e-4498-b9b3-73961b94558f&vqitts=1477260092&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=da4e86f04463d58956b642665a2cbb64

 

Will Carey on twitter

@comicwillcarey

 

Get tickets to Will's Soloweek show December 9th at 8:30 PM

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2712973 

 

Nov 16, 2016

 

 

What starts as a conversation about performing on cruise ships soon turns into an amazing and revelatory conversation with comedian Maribeth Mooney.  She tells Will about growing up Irish Catholic in the Bronx before moving to Pennsylvania.  Enduring Bullying from an early age, how comedy became the suit of armor that helped her get through High School, becoming a minister and how improving her sleep habits helped her step back from the brink.  Plus Will reflects on the 2016 presidential election.

Maribeth on Twitter and Instagram.

@MaribethMooney

 

Will Carey on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

 

Get Tickets to see Will's one man show Laughing Through the Sad as part of the Tank's Solo Week Festival in NYC December 9th at 8:30 PM

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2712973

Sep 9, 2016

Comedian Daralyn Kelleher and Will have a lot in common.  She and Will discuss codependency, and difficulty letting people get close.  She tells Will about growing up around animals, her upcoming move to Los Angeles and building an emotional connection with an audience creates a deeper connection between audience and performer.

 

Daralyn on Twitter:

@deekizzle

Will on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

 

See Will's one man storytelling show tonight 9/9 at 8 PM in NYC at the Unicorn. $10 at the door.

http://theunicornnyc.com/calendar/

Aug 17, 2016

Comedian and Podcaster David Piccolomini remembers the moment he lost his faith in god.  He tells Will about growing up in a devout household, doing theater, comedy, How LARPing grows confidence, andhow letting go of his religious beliefs was his first moment of freedom.

 

David on Twitter:

@piccolomeany

David's Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tinder-tales/id1114601263?mt=2

 

Will Carey on Twitter

@comicwillcarey

See Will's one man show Laughing Through the Sad at The Unicorn in NYC on Sept 9th at 8PM.  $10 Tix

 

Eric Andre and Hannibal Buress on each other's tinder

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uwYo_M_I5Q

 

Jul 20, 2016

Jake Hart and Will Shouldn't be friends but they are.  Jake tells Will about starting in community theater, growing up in Connecticut then florida, not enjoying fighting  evading the cops with his Dad being a bonding experience,  Drunken nights that ended with him being banned from UCB, and how that lead to him finding his comedy groove in the storytelling community.

 

Jake on Twitter: @JakeScottHart

Jake's Storytelling show The DUMP is at the Creek and The Cave in Long Island City, NY Tuesdays at 8PM

Pilot of Jake's Webseries the Dump on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBYw-fVTGls

 

Will Carey on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

www.willcareyisfunny.com

Will is doing a half hour of stand up tonight at 7:30 at QED in Astoria. $5 Tix 

http://qedastoria.com/collections/shows/products/tyler-richardson-will-carey-co-headlining-show

http://qedastoria.com/collections/shows/products/tyler-richardson-will-carey-co-headlining-show

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