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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 6, 2020

Creek and the Cave Owner Rebecca Trent's business is both a restaurant and a comedy club two things impacted drastically by Covid-19.  She tells Will how she is adapting her operations during this time, the impact she sees the Pandemic having on both New York City and live comedy, and what people can do to support their local businesses right now.

Rebecca on Twitter: @rebelcave

Creek and the Cave on Twitter: @creekandcave

http://creeklic.com/

Follow Will and the Podcast: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

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

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

Apr 2, 2020

Adam Gogola makes passionate and sincere blues inflected punk rock as Blind Adam and the Federal League

He talks to Will about growing up just outside the South Side of Chicago, the working class roots of punk rock and Bruce Springsteen, DIY Touring, his guitar set up, and working with Chris Dos from Anti Flag as a producer on their upcoming new album to be released on A-F Records

 

Listen to Blind Adam and the Federal League

https://blindadam.bandcamp.com/

https://open.spotify.com/album/5A0Ac64wnhGEBwO9HUuzeN?si=agxUVwltSA2bxoaCJbjrng

 

Mar 30, 2020

Comedian Sarah Kennedy's life like many others is on pause at the time of this conversation.  She talks to Will about growing up near Albuquerque, New Mexico, hauntings in Albuquerque, Breaking Bad, moving to New York City, Stand Up Comedy, and the social aspects of the New York Comedy scene, what made her want to move out of New York an how she will resume here career after the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

Sarah on Twitter: @SarahKomedy

https://linktr.ee/sarahkomedy

Mar 26, 2020

Corey Nachman and Will were roommates in NYC, they wrote songs together, and Corey is the first guest using Will's remote Covid-19 Podcasting rig.  Corey and Will discuss the current state of the world during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Corey's childhood in New Hampshire, The New England Patriots. Nu-Metal, Emo Rap, Starting a sketch group in college and why he ultimately left NYC and what he plans to create next.

Mar 23, 2020

Evan Weiss is a musical almanac and the force behind one of the seminal acts of the emo revival movement. 

He talks to Will about growing up in New Jersey, his beginnings in music with his first band The Progress, what drew him to the city of Chicago, and the bands of that city, what drew him to playing in alternate guitar tunings, how the 2016 election let to Into It. Over It. going on hiatus, and his plans for the New Into It. Over It. record.

Listen to Into It. Over It.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1ecdmsD235x2zHCKfdL3cF

Evan on Twitter: @intoitoverit

 

Mar 16, 2020

Comedian Bob Hansen thought he was done being a professional wrestler twice.  He talks to Will about growing up in Upstate NY, training to become a pro wrestler under Afa The Wild Samoan.  starting comedy in Southern California, the La Jolla Comedy Store, moving to NYC, and why he's glad he still has his hand.  

https://qedastoria.com/collections/bob-hansen

Bob on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bobhansenjokes/

 

Mar 9, 2020

Matthew Milligan's path in music would have been very different if one night had gone differently.  He talks to Will about growing up in the creative incubator of the Long Island music scene, leaving college to become the bassist for Wheatus,  The practical side of being a professional musician, international touring, playing with MC Lars, MC Frontalot, and Mike Doughty.  Plus some bass guitar nerd talk and the difference Between playing rock bass and hip-hop bass.

Matthew on Twitter: @MilliMilligan

Listen to Wheatus:

patreon.com/wheatus wheatus.com/shows itunes.com/wheatus

See Will's band live at the Bowery Electric March 24th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atomic-love-mockcharge-mora-tau-tickets-96590632181

The podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betweenawesomeanddisaster/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Will's voice over acting debut: 

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/meet-cute/e/66692341?fbclid=IwAR1lkXVHZOQzJOZzGMOQx_6lRbCEvJOACGEnigPVdeO4G9WFzS6l8Z6COWw

Mar 2, 2020

Once Comedian Jared Freid knew he wanted comedy to be his full time job nothing got in his way.  He talks to Will about his time at Penn State, selling life insurance in NYC, finding comedy by walking by New York Comedy Club, hosting two dating advice podcasts, opening for Michelle Wolf, and how die hard fans tend to ruin the thing they are a fan of.

https://jaredfreid.com/ 

Jared on Twitter:  @jtrain56

Jared on Instagram: @jaredfreid

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Will's voice over acting debut: 

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/meet-cute/e/66692341?fbclid=IwAR1lkXVHZOQzJOZzGMOQx_6lRbCEvJOACGEnigPVdeO4G9WFzS6l8Z6COWw

Feb 24, 2020

Ronny Pascale's path to comedy began when a career in rock radio didn't pan out.  He talks to Will about growing up in Connecticut, doing bits over the intercom at work before starting comedy, studying radio in school, discovering improv at the PIT in NYC, learning to tech his own shows, and some fun stories from his time in Los Angeles.

Ronny on Twitter: @ronnypascale

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Will's voice over acting debut: 

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/meet-cute/e/66692341?fbclid=IwAR1lkXVHZOQzJOZzGMOQx_6lRbCEvJOACGEnigPVdeO4G9WFzS6l8Z6COWw

 

Feb 17, 2020

Comedian Gabby Jordan thinks about the ways people start over.  She talks to Will about growing up in the East Village, having a mother who was a therapist, attending performing arts high school, improv comedy, and wanting to produce more shows.

Gabby on Twitter: @hipsoccermom93

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Will's Voice over acting debut: 

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/meet-cute/e/66692341?fbclid=IwAR1lkXVHZOQzJOZzGMOQx_6lRbCEvJOACGEnigPVdeO4G9WFzS6l8Z6COWw

Feb 10, 2020

Comedian Gordon Baker- Bone credits his time doing stage crew for high school theater productions for the skills he used to record his debut comedy album.  He talks to Will about growing up in Newark, NJ, going to the same school his mother was a teacher at, how he started stand up comedy to get grade in a public speaking class, the NJ comedy scene, and his plans for a more personal storytelling focused 2nd album.

Gordon on Twitter: @BakerBone

Listen to Gordon's album: https://linktr.ee/bakerbone

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Will's Voice over acting debut: 

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/meet-cute/e/66692341?fbclid=IwAR1lkXVHZOQzJOZzGMOQx_6lRbCEvJOACGEnigPVdeO4G9WFzS6l8Z6COWw

Feb 3, 2020

Comedian Rojo Perez went to a Spanish speaking elementary school at a time when he did not speak Spanish.  He talks to Will about growing up in a small town in Puerto Rico, moving to mainland America to study journalism, and some excellent shop talk about navigating the world of Stand Up Comedy.  From multiple JFL auditions, some great road stories, a theory about trends in comedy TV, preparing his first Conan set and the difference between doing stand up in English and Spanish.

Rojo's shows: http://www.rojoperez.com/shows

Rojo on Twitter: @rojoperezzz

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Will's Voice over acting debut: 

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/meet-cute/e/66692341?fbclid=IwAR1lkXVHZOQzJOZzGMOQx_6lRbCEvJOACGEnigPVdeO4G9WFzS6l8Z6COWw

Jan 27, 2020

Gastor Almonte considers himself a hip-hop artist who's medium is Comedy and Storytelling.  He talks to Will about his childhood growing up in East New York Brooklyn,  Going to School in Queens, working as an Audio Engineer on hip-hop recording sessions. How comedian Roy Wood Jr and the support of those closest to him was vital to his comedy career from the absolute beginning.  What he looks for when stories are pitched for his shows, and what he thinks is important when creating, releasing and promoting a creative project.

Watch Gastor's Special Free with Amazon Prime

bit.ly/immigrantmade

Gastor on Twitter: @GastorAlmonte

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Will's Voice over acting debut: 

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/meet-cute/e/66692341?fbclid=IwAR1lkXVHZOQzJOZzGMOQx_6lRbCEvJOACGEnigPVdeO4G9WFzS6l8Z6COWw

 

Jan 20, 2020

Comedian Matt Storrs is fascinated with dynamics.  He talks to Will about a NYC moment he experienced right out of a Scorsese film, his life growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, producing his show the Storrs Objection, and moving to New York City.

Matt on Twitter:  @MTStorrs

https://www.storrscomedy.com/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Jan 13, 2020

Hattie Hayes know real country music, and dislikes most stand up.  She talks to Will about growing up in Missouri, Country music, Queer themes in the music of Taylor Swift, Sketch Comedy, and balancing personal life and career when you're in a relationship with another performer.

Hattie's Podcast

Taydarpod.com

Hattie's Sketch show

 thepit-nyc.com/events/infinite-sketch/

Hattie on Twitter: @QueenHattieJean

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Jan 6, 2020

Will's friend and fellow member of sketch group Backdoor BBQ returns to the show to recap the year in Pop Punk for 2019.  Favorite albums, Favorite songs, Favorite covers, Live shows Will and Paul love Pop punk and get really excited talking about it on this episode.

Will and Paul's 2019 Pop Punk favorites Playlist

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVFDkBfnMuteVjJs-d2K-LFGmmgDbFllU

Paul on Twitter: @TheRealPaulCory

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

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

 

Dec 30, 2019

Comedian Nathan Anderson has been dealing with incels long before the term became a part of popular culture.  He sits down with Will to discuss growing up in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City bombing, featuring in the midwest, moderating stand up comedy subreddits, and the growing influence of a specific angry type of comedy fan, and how he sees himself easily having become one if circumstances had been slightly different. 

Nathan on Twitter: @NathanTheSnake

http://nathananderson.nyc/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The Podcast on Patreon

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster 

Dec 23, 2019

David Lawson was the first guest on Between Awesome and Disaster in January of 2016.  Nearly four years later David returns to the podcast to talk storytelling, comedy specials, travel, topical shows including his current show 2020 book report covering the current slate of Democratic presidential candidates.

David also discusses performing his solo shows around the United States, and how to approach playing a festival as a solo performer. 

David on Twitter: @dtlawson

http://www.dtlawson.com/David_Lawson/David_Lawson.html

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

get a free month of Stitcher premium by signing up with the promo code AWESOME.

https://www.stitcher.com/premium

Dec 16, 2019

Comedian Tommy McNamara not only recorded a comedy album but a rock opera version of his album as well.  He talks to Will about growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, playing drums in punk rock bands,favorite music, the Chicago stand up scene, His new comedy album with ASpecialThing Records, his podcast Stand By Your Band, and his idea for his next Stand Up Special.

http://www.tommymcnamara.com/

Tommy's Album: https://music.apple.com/us/album/whos-tommy/1483703223

Tommy's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stand-by-your-band/id1223828700

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

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

Will on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

 

Dec 9, 2019

Comedian J.P. Mcdade is looking to fill his days and nights with comedy.  He talks to Will about growing up in Connecticut, stand up comedy, impressions, roast battles, appearing on Roast Battle II on Comedy Central, and writing for other comics on Comedy Central Roasts.

J.P. on Twitter: @jp_mcdade

http://www.mcdadebaby.com/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

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

Dec 2, 2019

Ira Lawrence Gammerman and Will go all the way back to Towson University’s Theater Department in 2004 . Ira Talks to Will about his beginnings as an actor, moving into playwriting, the Baltimore Theater and music scenes, his time in Chicago and Athens Ohio, Podcasting, and writing folk music on a mandolin gifted to him by his estranged Grandmother.

http://iralawrence.com/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Nov 25, 2019

Comedian/Improvisor Nick Cohen path to comedy and podcasting went through the world of classic music.  He talks to Will about growing up in suburban Arizona, studying classical music composition, Ambient music, moving to New York City, improv comedy, stand up comedy, his podcast The Cereal Thrillers and producing live shows at the People's Improv Theater.

Nick's Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cereal-thrillers/id1462663232

Nick on Twitter: @nickscohen

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Nov 18, 2019

A fire alarm going off during recording cannot dampen Will's excitement from sitting down and talking with the guitarist and bassist from one of his favorite bands Anti-Flag.

Justin Sane and Chris #2 sit down to discuss guitars, bass playing, songwriting, growing up in Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Punk Scene, The formation of A-F Records, touring internationally, interpersonal skills acquired from being in a band for nearly 28 years, Justin's Solo album, and confronting the feeling of cynicism when facing the present state of the country.

 

Pre Order Anti-Flag's New Album 20/20 Vision on Vinyl:

https://merchnow.com/products/v2/302016/2020-vision

 

Justin Sane on Twitter: @JustinSaneSolo

Chris #2 on Twitter:@ChrisDos

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Nov 11, 2019

Comedian Gabriel Pacheco's awareness of the world around him started at an early age.  He talks to Will about Growing up in Washington DC, The political climate he was around growing up and today, Teaching in NYC, Punk and Hardcore Music, stand up comedy, and setting goals for doing new things.

Gabe on Twitter: @gabe_pacheco

Gabe's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eat-pray-judge-a-movie-podcast/id1410482620?i=1000420874182&mt=2

 https://www.gabepacheco.com/#home-2-section

 

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

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

Nov 4, 2019

Comedian and Musician Rob Paravonian's Life as a Comic Videos were very important to Will when he was new to the world of Stand Up Comedy.  Rob and Will get super nerdy about guitars and basses before discussing being in bands before comedy, growing up in the Midwest, Doing Stand Up in the College Market, Moving to New York City in the Mid 90s, doing Premium Blend, creating the Pachelbel Rant opening for George Carlin, and his experiences performing on cruise ships.

http://robprocks.com/

Rob on Twitter: @RobPRocks

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

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

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