Comedy @ The Carlson Cast

Comedy @ The Carlson Cast

In-depth interviews with the worlds greatest comedians. Live from our studio inside Comedy @ The Carlson in Rochester Ny.... Show More

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July 17, 2020 53 min

Earl David Reed is back for a record-tying appearance on our show! He is a comedian who is known for his crowd work and is sure to be excited to be performing in front of a crowd again! Earl is not only a much sought-after talent who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO and Showtime, he also spent a few years here in our beloved Rochester.
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July 10, 2020 30 min

Today’s guest is Comedian, Impressionist & Actor Pablo Francisco! Pablo is a comedy veteran with 2 stand-up albums and 3 one hour specials to his credit. Today we talk about his improv roots, The Three Amigos Tour and much more.
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June 18, 2020 36 min

Today our guest is comedian Greg Hahn! Greg is known as one of the most up-tempo comics in the business and today we discussed the start of his career, his crowd preferences and why Marines are the funniest people on the planet.
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April 23, 2020 38 min

Today’s episode was a little venture in the world of pro wrestling with one of its most esteemed experts, Conrad Thompson. We talked about how he transitioned from making radio ads for his mortgage firm into a podcast empire, the greatest story teller of all time and about how Ric Flair handles an Uber ride. For more content like this, check us out at http://www.carlsoncast.com/subscribe
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April 22, 2020 41 min

Thank you very much to our friend Earl David Reed for spending some time with us today. We talked about his recent health scare, how much divorce lawyers are going to make when this is all over. Earl also brightened our day talking about how great our show and The Carlson in general are. Be more like Earl. If you want to hear more content from us, visit http://www.carlsoncast.com/subscribe
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April 21, 2020 30 min

We were able to catch up with one of our favorite guests today, Chris Franjola! Chris is always a blast to talk to and today was no different. We talked about what happened to “Lights Out With David Spade”, his hilarious Instagram videos and the desperation of celebrities to be seen during the pandemic. Check out his Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/chrisfranjola. If you want to see more of our show, visit http://www.carlsonc...
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April 17, 2020 31 min

Vinnie checks in with world famous comedian and friend of the show Brad Williams, they discuss what it's like having a newborn baby during a pandemic, his epic anti-bullying GoFundMe fundraiser, and finally why you should always meet your heroes! Brad is performing online April 24th & 25th at www.nowherecomedyclub.com You can also get a personalized message from Brad at https://www.cameo.com/bradwilliamscomic
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April 15, 2020 22 min

We got to catch up with our good friend, Rochester native and very funny comedian, Chris Alan today from his current home in rural Virginia. We talked about his rather unique sport viewing habits during the quarantine, getting past his initial anxiety about the virus and what we think the world will look like when this is all behind us. For more of our content, visit http://www.carlsoncast.com/subscribe so that you don’t miss a thi...
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April 14, 2020 17 min

The Stand Up News is back today with our stalwart and slightly moist host, Ross Johnson! We discussed the early history of British sketch comedy, some exciting new Netflix specials to get us through our isolation and drive-in stand up comedy. If you want to hear more, check us out at http://www.carlsoncast.com/subscribe
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April 13, 2020 21 min

Today we checked in with of friend and hilarious woman, Vicki Barbolak from her palatial trailer in California! She’s been very busy making and selling masks to keep you safe, working on her upcoming book and strolling around the “old people zoo” that her neighborhood has become. If you want to see or hear more from us, check us out at http://www.carlsoncast.com/subscribe
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Today’s guests are the co-founders Comedy @ The Carlson, Mark Ippolito and Suresh Goel! They gave us an update on what’s going on here at The Carlson given the current situation and the inside scoop on a lot of awesome plans they have for the venue once things return to relative normalcy.
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Vinnie, Ross, Billy and Bryan are back today with another episode of Comedy History! Billy taught us about comedy legend, Bob Newhart, some of television’s more successful spin-offs and we all demonstrated our ability to remember when July is. Ross also made us slightly uncomfortable with his new background. If you want to hear or see more, check us out at http://www.carlsoncast.com/subscribe
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April 8, 2020 48 min

Today’s guest from afar was our good friend, actor, comedian, writer and all around hilarious guy, Jimmy Shubert! We checked in on him from his home in California to see how he’s holding up. Jimmy is a very opinionated guy and we knew he wouldn’t disappoint. We talked about his new daily routine, taking some time to look inward and help others during our isolation and what the world of comedy may look like when we reach the other s...
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April 7, 2020 28 min

Today’s guest is... US! Vinnie, Billy and Bryan were all here, but our focus was on our cheerful newsman Ross with the latest installment of Stand-Up News! We talked about some of the fantastic fund-raising efforts being done on behalf of out-of-work comedians, the possible return of the Original Kings of Comedy and the very definite return of a very controversial comedian.
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April 6, 2020 37 min

Today we got a slice of what it’s like north of the border with our very good friend Mike Dambra. We discussed what the comedy world looks like in Canada right now, what the government up there is doing to help and exactly how his daughter is the most likely person to save us all. Look forward to more interviews this week as we check in with more of our past guests and some upcoming comics at Comedy @ The Carlson. Check us out ...
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April 3, 2020 40 min

In today’s episode we look into the annals of comedy history and remember the memories of the late great Jonathan Winters, Sam Kinison & Don Rickles with Billy D’Ettorre. We also catch up on the Comedy News with Ross Johnson. We learn all about Sirius/XM's new Women's comedy channel, a possible Office spinoff and finally one comic's mission to prove Ellen is not really that nice.
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April 2, 2020 24 min

Today Jim Florentine checks in with us from his home in New Jersey to talk podcasts, new rock and why it would suck to be a c level celebrity during a pandemic. Check out his podcast "Everybody is Awful Except You" on the Barstool Sports Network.
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March 30, 2020 20 min

The show must go on!!! Vinnie, Bryan and Ross are BACK with another new episode for you! We have our usual witty banter and some announcements about some very cool new things that Comedy @ The Carlson is working on for you all to enjoy during the quasi-lockdown. Check out the Carlson’s Facebook page, including a livestream of Saunt Yubear on April 1st at 7 PM! We close the show with Ross’s Stand-Up News and discussion about pub...
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March 13, 2020 75 min

One of our favorite guests was back in the studio today and he did not disappoint. We talked about his mysterious place of birth, if late night TV has just become more news or not and Elvis’ secret love child.
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March 6, 2020 57 min

On this episode we had a fantastic time with our friend and hometown hero, Jamie Lissow!!! We talked about the major changes he’s had in his life over the past year, writing for CBS' “Man With a Plan” and him big-timing the entire city of Rochester.
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