So What Do You Really Do?

So What Do You Really Do?

So What Do You Really Do? A podcast hosted by Deadair Dennis Maler talking with comedians, artists, and entertainers about their day jobs. Deadair Dennis is a comedian, a radio vet, and entertainer who has held many terrible day jobs while trying to achieve his goal of paying his rent from performing. Over the years he has worked in construction, restaurants, sales, radio, and soul-sucking, florescent lit offices. Luckily over the years he has met a staggering amount of other artists who have amazing interesting careers while still working at night to make it as an actor, comedian, musician, artists, etc. Sit down with him as chats with some of these amazingly talented artists.

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August 9, 2022 132 min

Thank you so much for downloading this episode of So What Do You Really Do? The podcast where I speak to artists and entertainers about their day jobs and on the podcast is former circus clown, current comedy juggler, and father Bryan Fulton, known on stage as Bryan Dangerous.

I went to a magnet high school dedicated to the arts; Visual art, Dance, Music, Chorus, and Theatre. The year I started, 1996, was the first year of ...

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Thank you so much for downloading this episode of So What Do You Really Do? The podcast where I speak to artists and entertainers about their day jobs and on the podcast is circus performer and on-air announcer, Jack Lepiarz aka Jazques Ze Whipper. I actually discovered him through Instagram reels. It just popped up randomly in my feed and it turns out he’s a smart, funny, and talented performer.

We talk about his success o...

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May 17, 2022 77 min

Thank you so much for downloading this episode of So What Do You Really Do? The podcast where I speak to artists and entertainers about their day jobs and on the podcast today is comedian Scott Henry. Scott and I met through Clubhouse, which makes him another new pandemic friend. In addition to being a touring comedian, he performs regulary on cruise ships. I’m fascinated by that industry and how it operates. In addition to tha...

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May 3, 2022 75 min

Thank you so much for downloading this episode of So What Do You Really Do? The podcast where I speak to artists and entertainers about their day jobs and on the podcast today is Phillip Wilburn. Phillip and I are virtual pandemic friends. He and I met through Clubhouse where he co-hosts the hilariously fun game show, PTR the Game Show.

Originally from Texas, Phillip Wilburn is known for his ability to imitate almost any vo...

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March 7, 2022 34 min
See Lewis Black March 11th in Boston

Thank you so much for downloading this episode of So What Do You Really Do? The podcast where I speak to artists and entertainers about their day jobs and on the podcast today is from The Daily Show, comedian, satirist, actor, playwright, and really nice guy, Lewis Black. He could not have been nicer in our interview. This is another interview that came up about because of my work with DigBos...

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February 14, 2022 29 min

On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with an international comedian and actor Jim Jefferies. He talked about his former TV shows, Legit and The Jim Jefferies Show, surviving COVID-19 with a sick baby, American and Australian comedians, his 2 sons, fans, and more.

He’s embarking on his first comedy tour since the pandemic hit. The Moist Tour comes to the Boch Center Wang Theatre here in Boston Saturday, February 26th. Tic...

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October 26, 2021
Cambridge-born comedian talks the past, future, and getting deep on Clubhouse

Some comedians are famous, others are infamous. Few comedians fall in both categories like Dane Cook

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Viggiano (@LizVig on Instagram)

To Dane, it doesn’t matter which camp you’re in, he’s learned to keep on trucking on to the next comedy show and appreciate all he’s been given and everything he’s worked for.

It’s t...

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September 3, 2021 43 min
The Call Girls w/ Jessica Kirson & Rachel Feinstein

On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with comedian, actor, and producer Jessica Kirson.

You know Jessica from The Howard Stern Show, sharing the screen with the likes of Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, and Robert De Niro, and her character videos that have garnished millions of views online. She produced the beloved and well-received feature-length documentary, FX’s Hysteric...

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June 2, 2021 117 min
Jack Ballard of Hal Daddy’s

On this episode of the podcast is musician, comedian, and former doorman of Hal Daddy’s, Jack Ballard. This is a very long overdue conversation.

In the early 2000s, while I was still in college, I had an internet radio show, long before anyone’s computers could play streaming audio (well, it was on FM, but the signal was so weak you couldn’t pick it up in the parking lot). We kept trying to make p...

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Wayne Federman chronicles the business of joke-telling. Available every where books and eBooks are.

On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with comedian, actor, author, and stand-up historian Wayne Federman.

It would be fortuitous that I would talk to Wayne about his new book. The night before I received an email from his publicist, I was watching the movie, Funny People, starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogan. And the one...

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December 23, 2020 44 min

On this episode of the podcast I spoke with, from a safe and social distance, comedian and improviser Jacob Williams. We talked about how he became a cast member on Wild N Out, doing comedy in the age of zoom, getting over social anxiety, and more. Jacob has a new, self-produced, comedy special coming to YouTube 8PM EST on Wednesday, December 23rd. He’ll also being responding to comments live during the premiere. Be sure to che...

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November 5, 2020 93 min

On this episode of the podcast I chatted with comedian, transcriber, and producer Kelly Zemnickis. This is a great of example of something good to come out of the pandemic. Had it not been for Coronavirus, online/virtual comedy shows and festivals, Kelly and I would have never met. We discussed politics, working on TV shows in Canada, how see feel into working as a freelance transcriber, the new documentary, No Responders Left ...

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September 2, 2020 95 min

On this episode of the podcast I talked with musician, producer, world traveler, and friend Terrance Reeves. As you’ll hear in the podcast Terrance and I became friends when I was attending The Open Mic Jam him and Andrew Geano co-hosted together at various locations. Their mixed open mic of music, comedy, poetry, and sometimes weird shit was very important to my growth as a comedian here in New England. It was one of the few p...

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July 10, 2020 52 min

On this episode of the podcast I spoke with comedian and television writer Alex Edelman. We talked about his special Saturday Night Seder, which has raised over $3.5 million for charity. Also writing for a network TV show, where he was when the Covid quarantine started, antisemitism, and his new album Until Now. Which is out now everywhere you get comedy albums. It was nice catching up with Alex and to have a more than just “sm...

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June 4, 2020 62 min

On this episode of the podcast I talked to comedian, actor, and owner of Salem Historical Tours Giovanni Alabiso.

Gio and I talked about comedy, acting, and, of course, on set gossip. We also discussed how his company is adapting to the every changing pandemic quarantine. I love how he has created his own virtual tours around Salem and how they are going to change the future of his business.

Music in this episode provid...

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June 1, 2020 62 min

On this episode of the podcast I spoke with comedian and public school English teacher Kristine Blinn. I think it’s important to hear from the voices of people who are most affected by everything that’s going on during quarantine. Who has been affected more than teachers and students? This was a fun and uplifting conversation. Kristine is one of my favorite people to talk to in the New England comedy community. She’s smart, qui...

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May 25, 2020 54 min

On this episode I spoke with Jennie Stencel. In addition to being the owner of The Idiot Box Comedy Club, she is also founder of the North Carolina Comedy Festival.

We talked about the potential reopening of the club and what may or may not happen in the future for her comedy festival.

And if you would like to see Jennie’s rapping weather report, I have that right here for you. Enjoy.

Music in this episode provided b...

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May 21, 2020 27 min

On this episode of the podcast I talked to comedian and law student Laura Lyons. However, before listening to the episode I feel I have to issue a trigger warning, because I don’t want to get messages of people upset about the content of this episode.
On May 19th (which was my birthday), just a few days ago, I saw a very heavy post from Laura about that day being the 9 year anniversary of her suicide attempt. Laura and I have m...

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May 21, 2020 62 min

On this episode of the podcast I spoke with, from a safe distance, comedian Emily Ruskowski. In addition to being one of the funniest comedians I know, she is a licensed social worker dealing with teenagers. We talked about how the recent quarantine has affected her clients, their families, and the way she and her coworkers do their job.

Music in this episode provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys

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May 18, 2020 47 min

On this episode of the podcast I talked with comedian and podcaster Ken Reid about how the recent Covid-19 crisis has changed his job working in Medicaid insurance industry. We talked about how he’s coping with, not working from home, but having to help his coworkers who aren’t as qualified to, how this quarantine will inspire creativity in comedy, how he’s keeping his podcast on track, and of course, toys. Lots of talk about t...

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