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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 28, 2019

Comedian Myles Hewette has been closer to lava than any other guest.  He talks to Will about growing up in Hawaii in the shadow of an active Volcano, finding the hardcore punk scene in Hawaii, tripping on mushrooms in Boston while in college, starting stand up comedy in NYC and creating a sketch comedy show based on the work of David Foster Wallace.

 

NYC get tickets to Myles next show on 11/9/2019

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

Myles on Twitter: @MyleswithaY

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

 

Oct 24, 2019

Best Ex Singer/Guitarist Mariel Loveland lived much of early twenties on the road.

 

She talks to Will about the formation of her band Candy Hearts when she was a teenager, constant heavy touring from the early days of the band, what she learned working with Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory on their album All The Ways You Let Me Down, Candy Hearts changing their name to Best Ex, adjusting to routine daily life after years on tour, and her plans for the next Best Ex Record.

 

Listen to Best Ex’s new Single!

 

https://www.bestexnj.com/

 

Mariel on Twitter: @candyheartsband

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

 

The podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Oct 21, 2019

Singer/Songwriter Frank Turner takes a moment out of his No Man's Land Tour to chat with Will about growing up in Meonstoke in England, the London Hardcore Scene, his transition from fronting post-hardcore band Million Dead to an acoustic solo Performer, Favorite albums, Folk-Punk, creating the companion podcast for his new album Tales from No Man's Land, and the concept behind the live shows for the No Man's Land Tour.

 

See Frank Turner Live: https://frank-turner.com/live-gigs/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Oct 14, 2019

Comedian Courtney Maginnis is a hilarious comedian with a love of dark entertainment.

 

She talks to Will about Growing up in Virginia, Horror Movies, True Crime, working in the Fashion Industry, Beyonce, and Stand Up Comedy

http://www.courtneymaginnis.com/

Courtney on Twitter: @courtmaginnis

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

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

Get one month of Stitcher Premium Free with promo code: AWESOME 

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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:

https://www.rightstufanime.com/1-Donation-to-Kyoto-Animation

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

 

Support the podcast:

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https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

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

 

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

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster 

 

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

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

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:

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MDBxX0iqT

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

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jul 8, 2019

Host of the 100 Words or Less Podcast and Singer for the Melodic Hardcore band Taken Ray Harkins is the perfect guest for the 100th episode of Between Awesome and Disaster. 

 

He talks to Will about Interviewing guests for his podcast including the experience of his amazing interview with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail.  Growing up in Orange County California, the Southern California Punk Scene, Taken's beginnings in the DIY music scene, His experience's Touring Japan with his other band Mikoto and later returning with a reunited Taken, and the creation of the 100 Words of Less Podcast.

 

Ray on Twitter: @xpurposex

100 Words of Less on Twitter: @100wordspodcast

Taken's New EP: https://music.apple.com/us/album/with-regard-to-ep/1334879054

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Donate to the podcast:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MDBxX0iqT 

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

 

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