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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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May 14, 2020

Comedian and Podcaster Jake Young and Will have history. recorded before the Covid-19 Pandemic started.  Jake talks to Will about his beginnings in the DC Comedy Scene, their shared time in the trenches of the NYC open mic scene, Nerd culture and what caused it to turn toxic, Writing for Dorkly and his podcast Wizard and the Bruiser on the last podcast network

 

Jake on Twitter https://twitter.com/BestJakeYoung

Listen to Jake's Podcast

https://open.spotify.com/show/3NViCWfbhXn8c3NauVpa2B

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 11, 2020

Comedian Rob Cantrell like his album of the same name is Pure Uncut Joy.

He talks to Will about his formative years in the San Francisco Comedy Scene, The experience of being in the top ten on the first season of Last Comic Standing, signing with Barry Katz and moving to NYC after the show, meditation, the art of road stand up comedy, music, and his podcast the Cannabis Coffee hour.

Listen to Rob's album https://open.spotify.com/album/7GHHBeKCaPAZhCQSCvlAd9

Support Rob on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/robcantrellcoffee

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 4, 2020

Bowling for Soup frontman Jaret Reddick is one of the most optimistic people in Punk Rock.  He talks to Will about Bowling For Soup's appearance at Ozzfest, the band's beginnings in the Texas music scene, his Texas Musicman guitar, the role of a producer in the recording process, Jive Records, songwriting, the band's UK following balancing career and family, and new music that he will be releasing soon and plans for after the quarantine.

Listen to Bowling for Soup:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ND0mGcL9SKSjWIjPd0xIb

Jaret on Twitter/Instagram: @jaret2113

Will's Social Media, Band, and Merch all here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Apr 27, 2020

Comedian and writer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Alison Leiby and Will share the same feeling for their shared home state of Maryland.  She talks to Will about growing up near Annapolis,  What the writing process is like for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, starting comedy in New York City, the transition from writing for late night comedy shows Triumph, The President Show and The Opposition with Jordan Klepper to a scripted series, and the solo storytelling show she is will continue working on once the Covid-19 Pandemic is over.

Alison on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alisonleiby

Will's Social Media, Band, and Merch! https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Apr 23, 2020

Comedian/ Podcaster Anita Flores is navigating her career exactly the way she wants to be.  She talks to Will about growing up in Connecticut, Producing video for Buzzfeed, , Univision and Thrillist, discovering the storytelling scene in New York City, and what she's discovered about the TV show Frasier from creating her podcast I'm Listening.

 

Anita on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitajewtina

http://anitajewtina.weebly.com/

Anita's podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/im-listening-a-frasier-podcast-with-anita-flores/id1335196851

Will's Social Media, Band, and Merch! https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Apr 20, 2020

Singer-Songwriter Barry Briercliffe lives for Music.  He tells Will about Growing up in Liverpool England, going to college for music performance, the decision to go solo, discovering the Boss RC-30 Loop station and adapting songs to be played using loops.  He also tells the story that lead to him performing nightly on Mathew Street in Liverpool and previews a couple of songs from his upcoming album One Step Forward.

Listen to Barry's Music: https://barrybriercliffe.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/BarryBriercliffe/videos

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Apr 17, 2020

Paul Cohen is the first guest to make three appearances on Between Awesome and Disaster.  Paul and Will discuss how they are both fairing admist the Covid-19 shutdown of New York City and then delve into their favorite topic pop punk and how much they love new releases from Four Year Strong, New Found Glory Stand Atlantic, Hot Mulligan and more! 

Paul on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealpaulcory/?hl=en

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

 

Apr 15, 2020

Performance artist Siobhan O'Loughlin applies Punk Rock's DIY ethos to her work as a solo performer.  She talks to Will about how she's weathering the Covid-19 quarantine as an extrovert, finding her love of theater and music growing up in Salisbury, Maryland, How many time she and Will saw the band Anti-Flag while studying theater at Towson University, moving to New York City, taking her solo show Broken Bone Bathtub all over the world, and how she is remaining connected to her audience during the quarantine.

Siobhan's remote shows: www.siobhanoloughlin.com/solo-performance-in-solitude

Siobhan's website: www.brokenbonebathtub.com

Will's Social Media, Band, Patron, and Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Apr 13, 2020

Comedian Tommy Sinbazo was one of the first friends Will made in Stand Up Comedy.  He talks to Will about the Vibe and tone of the Baltimore Comedy Scene, growing up as a kid who loved to tinker and build things, his 8 years doing improv before stand up, traveling overseas to perform for the troops, and stories from featuring with national headliners at Magooby's Jokehouse.

Tommy on Twitter: @tommysinbazo https://twitter.com/tommysinbazo?lang=en

Tommy's Podcast: http://lfp.fakingitradio.com/

Will's Social Media, Band, and Merch! https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

 

Apr 10, 2020

Leo Quinn and Will were bandmates and have been best friends for over 15 years.  Leo tells Will about growing up all over the United States, discovering pop punk, guitar, songwriting, his old Band with Will Edge of Memory, favorite music, and favorite new music and how he is maintaining admist the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Apr 8, 2020

Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Tom May's brought the full range of his musical influences to the band's incredible new album Hello Exile.

He talks to Will about the Scranton,Pennsylvania punk scene, how his high school band evolved into the Menzingers, Philadelphia's amazing DIY scene that sprung up admist the 2008 housing crisis, signing to Epitaph records, the bands evolving approach to the craft of songwriting, and The Menzingers plans to keep creating during the Covid-19 quarantine.

Tom On Twitter: @TomMayAllDay

Tom on Instagram: @TomMayAllDay

Listen to the Menzingers:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7HWFXU9pHBj0u58yoRwwOJ

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

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

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

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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

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