So What Do You Really Do?

So What Do You Really Do?

Do you ever wonder what your favorite comedians, actors, or musicians do when they're not making you laugh or entertaining you on stage? "So What Do You Really Do?" has got you covered! Featuring a who's who list of guests, including Jim Jefferies, Lewis Black, and Jessica Kirson, "So What Do You Really Do?" is a must-listen for comedy fans and anyone curious about what goes on behind the scenes. πŸŽ™οΈ From music therapists to sex workers (yes, you read that right), host Deadair Dennis Maler delves deep into the lives of his fellow comedians, actors, and musicians, uncovering their offstage passions and professions. 🎭 With his signature wit and insatiable curiosity, Deadair Dennis chats with your favorite comedians and entertainers about their day jobs, passions, and everything in between. It's the ultimate backstage pass to the fascinating lives of some of the most talented people in the entertainment industry. 🍿 Deadair Dennis Maler: Radio pro, comedy festival veteran, founder of BostonComedyShows.com, and Comedy Editor for DigBoston. Tune in for your weekly dose of Dennis. 🀣

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June 7, 2024 β€’ 75 mins

Meet Zach Sherwin, comedic rapper, writer, and former scribe behind the rhymes on The CW's hit show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. You might also recognize Zach from his epic throwdowns on the YouTube series Epic Rap Battles of History.


Zach and Dennis discuss the strange jobs comedians take on (because, let's be honest, comedy doesn't always pay the bills). They also explore Zach's lifelong love of language, from spelli...

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Ever wondered what goes on behind the controller of a popular video game journalist? This week's episode is a side quest into the world of gaming with Ash Paulsen, co-founder of Good Vibes Gaming and son of the iconic voice actor Rob Paulsen!


From his early days at GameXplain and Nickelodeon, to building his own gaming juggernaut, Ash spills the secrets on his career path, the evolution of PAX and other conventions, and th...

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Join host Deadair Dennis Maler as we dive into the comedy and off-stage life of Mitch Shapiro, a comedian who is blind and hard of hearing due to Usher syndrome, and an advocate for those with disabilities. Mitch shares his inspiring journey living with Usher syndrome, from traveling in a motorhome to discussing the challenges and joys of cochlear implants. His story sheds light on the importance of open dialogue about disabilities...

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Ever wondered if your therapist secretly moonlights as a comedian? This week on "So What Do You Really Do?", Deadair Dennis Maler dives into the fascinating life of Dr. Ellen Orchid, a psychiatrist who's been cracking skulls (both metaphorical and comedic) since the 80s NYC boom.
Ellen shares incredible stories of performing alongside female comedic icons and the challenges they faced. They'll also talk about h...

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Ever dream of ditching your day job for the roar of the comedy club crowd? Our guest, comedian Claudia Bonavita, traded in her special ed classroom for the comedy club stage. This hilarious episode dives into her journey: the joys (and chaos) of teaching, the unexpected switch to stand-up, and her documentary that exposes the "By Day, By Night" lives of entertainers (hint: it's way more interesting than you think).

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πŸ”₯ Ever wondered how analyzing semen could lead to a career in comedy? πŸ€”πŸ€£ In this episode, Deadair Dennis Maler welcomes the hilariously candid comedian Madeline Teig! From birthday bashes at casinos to the gritty details of working in fertility and toxicology labs, this conversation is a hilarious look at a comedian's life on and off stage. πŸ’₯πŸ”¬
Madeline shares her unconventional journey from managing a lab where semen an...

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πŸŽ΅πŸ–ŒοΈ On this episode, we dive into Kelly Phillips' incredible journey as a die-hard Weird Al Yankovic fan who turned her passion into a flourishing career as a comic artist. 🌟 From starting her own publishing company to creating "The Illustrated Weird Al," Kelly shares tales of storytelling, perseverance, and, of course, her undying love for the king of parodies himself. πŸ•Ίβœ¨
Join host Deadair Dennis Maler and Kel...

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πŸ“šπŸŽ€ Ever wondered what it's like to lead a double life? Dive into the hilarious world of Erin Patrick, a librarian by day and a comedian by night, on this episode of "So, What Do You Do?" 🀣πŸ”₯ Host Deadair Dennis Maler and Erin discuss juggling between shushing in the library and lighting up the stage. From the Dewey Decimal System to dealing with hecklers, it's a roller-coaster ride of bookish quirks and side-sp...

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Join Deadair Dennis as he delves into the multi-faceted world of comedian and former news reporter, Kiki Andersen, on this episode of 'So What Do You Really Do?' 🌐 From navigating the tumultuous waters of Baltimore politics to the heavy responsibilities of a hung-over 22-year-old news reporter, Kiki spills the beans on her journey.
They discuss Kiki's days as an Emmy award-winning news reporter under her real name, ...

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Deadair Dennis Maler kicks off the first live taping of "So What Do You Really Do?" at Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans with a bang, spilling the beans on the podcast's origins, the inspiration behind its confusing name, and a few of his own past day jobs. Then, he welcomes two hilarious New Orleans natives: comedian and actress Rosie Tran, who shares her journey from bullied kid to standup star, and writer and podcaster ...

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From soaring through the skies as a Marine helicopter pilot to conquering comedy stages, Mitch Burrow's life has been a wild ride. Join Deadair Dennis Maler as they chat with this Wichita, Texas native about his unconventional path to comedy, his experiences during the pandemic, and his thoughts on the future of laughter in a world of podcasts, TikToks, and social media fame. Get ready for a hilarious and insightful conversatio...

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On this episode of "So What Do You Really Do?" Deadair Dennis Maler welcomes renowned artist Ellie Erhart. Discover Ellie's evolution from a Texas-based queer kid to an acclaimed illustrator, and explore her freelance artistry, pandemic survival, and award-winning book, "Blue & Red," recognized at MICE. Dive deep into the art world's inner workings, from illustrating children's books to the highs...

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🀠 Grab your popcorn, because this episode is a wild cinematic ride! 🍿 Join your host, Deadair Dennis Maler, as he sits down with the legendary prop master and TikTok sensation, Scott Reeder. πŸŽ₯✨ Scott takes us on a Texan tour through the glitz and grit of the entertainment world, spillin' the beans on his journey from the Lone Star State to Hollywood stardom. 🌟 Get the scoop on prop making vs. set dressing, and learn why hi...

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🎭🎀 Join us on this hilarious episode of "So What Do You Really Do?" as comedian Will Abeles takes us on a rollercoaster ride through his unconventional career path. Host Deadair Dennis Maler delves into Will's journey, from his early acting days in school to becoming a full-time comedian with some unexpected gig-work adventures along the way. πŸ’ΌπŸš—

Will shares how his childhood stint in school plays 🏫🎭 pl...

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Join the laughter ride with James P. Connolly, a Marine, Desert Storm veteran, and now a renowned comedian, as he graces the show "So What Do You Really Do?" hosted by Deadair Dennis Maler. πŸŽ™οΈπŸŽ€ In this episode, James takes us on a hilarious journey from his days as a karaoke DJ to becoming the most sought-after comedian on SiriusXM's comedy channels. πŸŽ‰ Get ready for some belly laughs as he shares his awkward yet a...

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Get ready for an unadulterated thrill ride of laughs and spills as Steve-O, the wild man behind Jackass and the outrageous Bucket List tour, takes center stage in a no-holds-barred interview with Deadair Dennis Maler. 🀘

Steve-O holds nothing back as he delves into his most jaw-dropping stunts, spills the beans on his deepest regrets, and shares the wild rides that left his better half less than thrilled. Candid revelation...

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πŸŽ™οΈ In this episode of "So What Do You Really Do?", Deadair Dennis Maler teams up with the multi-talented Adam Cagley for a hilarious and revealing chat. They're spilling the tea on the wildest moments in the comedy universe, from those cringy open mics to the side-splitting troubles of being an actor in everyday life.

πŸ“š Hold on tight as Adam unveils his exciting new book, "Cyrus Stone: Hunter of Evil....

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Laugh Out Loud with Sara Kay Godot: Comedy and Mental Health 🀣🧠 - Join Sara Kay Godot on her hilarious journey from Florida oranges to the L.A. comedy spotlight, as she juggles punchlines and psychology like a pro! Dive into her DIY theater adventures and discover why managing a mental health facility is more than just 'another act' in her repertoire. Get ready for a "shrink" session you won't forget! πŸ˜‚οΏ½...

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Join Deadair Dennis Maler as he dives into the comedic universe with Justin Schlegel, the dynamic co-host of Baltimore's top rock morning show, Justin, Scott & Spiegel. From goofy skateboarding escapades in Waldorf, MD to becoming a beloved voice on the airwaves πŸŽ™οΈ, Schlegel's journey is a comedy odyssey you won't want to miss.

Discover how Schlegel's passion for entertainment led him from the Broa...

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Get ready for a laughter-filled episode of "So What Do You Really Do?" with host Deadair Dennis Maler! In this episode, the spotlight is on the comedic powerhouse and Emmy-winning writer, Brian Kiley. As a monologue writer for Conan O'Brien and Ellen Degeneres, Brian has been tickling funny bones for years. 🀣

Brian Kelly has appeared numerous times on β€œThe Late Show with David Letterman”, β€œThe Tonight Show ...

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