Comedy @ The Carlson Cast

Comedy @ The Carlson Cast

The Comedy @ The Carsloncast comes to you live from our studio located in one of Americas premiere stand-up clubs Comedy @ The Carlson in Rochester NY. Hosted by Vinnie Paulino (nationally touring comedian and television personality), Bryan Ball (nationally touring comedian and writer), the Carlsoncast will bring you interviews with some of the the biggest acts in the comedy world, give you chances to win great prizes and surprise you with extreme acts of nincompoopery. ... Show More

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Today’s guests were Marc “Skippy” Price of “Family Ties” fame and Joe Kashnow from the documentary “Comedy Warriors.” We talked about Joe’s journey from disabled war veteran to professional comedian. Marc told us about stand-up being his first love before acting and growing up with a famous comedian as a father.

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May 3, 2019 54 min

Today’s guest was Brooklyn’s own social media sensation, Fred Rubino. We had an in-depth talk about serving time in Facebook jail, getting started in comedy late and how one can possibly get fired from a fruit stand.

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May 3, 2019 54 min

Today’s guest was Brooklyn’s own social media sensation, Fred Rubino. We had an in-depth talk about serving time in Facebook jail, getting started in comedy late and how one can possibly get fired from a fruit stand.

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April 26, 2019 58 min

You may know our guest today from shows like Crashing, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Chappelle’s Show. But if you’re a comedian, you probably know Dov Davidoff more from his hilarious stand-up act or his book, Road Dog: Life and Reflections from the Road as a Stand-up Comic, which is basically a bible for any comic.

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April 13, 2019 76 min

On this special episode of the Carlson-cast Vinnie is joined by the founders of Comedy @ the Carlson Mark Ippolito and Dr. Suresh Goel. We talked about the mission and evolution of the Carlson, What the club looks for in new talent and the mistakes new comics make.

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March 29, 2019 88 min

Today we welcomed Dusty Slay live in studio. You may have seen him on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. We talked about growing up in a trailer park in Alabama,the peer pressure involved in washing your hands and meeting Charlie Daniels.

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March 15, 2019 79 min

Today’s returning guest was the hilarious and insightful Earl David Reed. We talked about his new Vegas show and his magical dog. Then he tried to make Vinnie and Bryan hug.

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March 8, 2019 71 min

Today’s guests were Alex Velutto, Steve Soelberg, Jay Whittaker and Shayne Smith from the inaugural Dry Bar Comedy tour. Dry Bar comedy has come out of nowhere to become a genuine internet sensation. We’re sure they’ll be very happy for the boost that we’re giving their number.

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February 15, 2019 61 min

Today’s guest was Webster boy made good, Tommy Bechtold! We had a very fun chat about how he made it out and made a career in Los Angeles, the cult of Improv and Vinnie’s shared high school secrets.

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February 8, 2019 84 min

Jessimae Peluso definitely lived up to her reputation as one of our must fun guests in this episode. We talked about women in comedy, religion and of course... farts. We were also joined by local comedian Todd Youngman and Jessimae’s opener this week, Marty Caproni.

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February 1, 2019 61 min

We’ve had some guests with some interesting backstories, but none compare to Moses Storm. We talked about him starting in comedy at a very young age, his meteoric rise into acting and growing up in a very VERY failed cult.

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January 25, 2019 78 min

Today’s guest is an absolute delight to us and the nation as a whole. We talked to America’s Got Talent’s Vicki Barbolak about her insane parents, getting a late start in comedy and aggressive carpet sales techniques.

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January 18, 2019 88 min

Felipe Esparza’s journey to stand-up stardom is like no one else’s. We talked about his challenges growing up, how he put his life back together and got into stand up and the proper etiquette for new comics. There was also a fair amount of dubious parenting advice.

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January 11, 2019 96 min

On our couch today was the one and only Chris Franjola. We had a great talk about his work on Chelsea Lately, how long it REALLY takes to be a comedian and the fall of mighty. In this week’s news, we caught up on some of the biggest stories from the past few weeks.

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January 4, 2019 70 min

Today’s show started off with a semi-serious topic. In light of the Louis CK Parkland controversy, we discussed the results of your votes on our Facebook poll. 81 of you said he was over the line, 169 said their is no line. Our guest was the hilarious Jeff Richards. He talked about his start in comedy and regailed us with many awesome impressions. Vinnie tried a couple. They weren’t great.

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December 28, 2018 67 min

April Macie was a welcome guest back in our studio today! We had a great conversation about her excellent TED talk on the subject of being a funny woman, her new marriage and the challenges involved and lesser-used words in the English language that need to be used more often.

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December 21, 2018 114 min

“Wide-ranging” does not even begin to describe today’s conversation with Rob Little. We talked about advice for new comics, how he got his start in Detroit and actually performing stand-up in a nudist colony... naked... outside...

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December 14, 2018 82 min

Today’s guest was the hilarious comedian and Internet sensation, Josh Wolf. After some next-level nerd banter, Josh shared a lot of the lessons he’s learned in stand-up over the year. It’s a very educational conversation whether you’re a new comic, a veteran or just a fan. You can follow Josh on Instagram and Twitter at @joshwolfcomedy and on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/joshwolfcomedy

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December 7, 2018 62 min

On our couch today was actor, comedian and returning guest, Bobby Slayton! This time we talked more about how he started, why he felt the need to take a break recently and being the bad guy on stage.

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November 16, 2018 79 min

Today’s guest is a veteran actor and comedian, Jimmy Shubert. We had a very in-depth conversation about the current state of Stand Up Comedy, social media and how Subway has apparently wronged him.

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