Whenever people ask me who my favorite comedians are, I mention Chad Daniels every time. As comics, sometimes we get wrapped up with the work side of things, that we forget to have fun. We remind each other that a lot of cool things happen in comedy if you just stop and take it in for a second. Chad and I talk about how meaningful it is when a headliner brings you around as their opener, we share a few (hilarious) horror stories from the road and the late, great Mitch Hedberg.
I Guess I’ll Do It (with Pat House) features a one-on-one conversation with comedians discussing their earliest comedy influences when they decided they would try stand-up and that very first time they stepped on stage. We chat about our favorite comics, share horror stories from the road, and talk shop about all the joys/nightmares that live within stand-up comedy.
Oh! And the episodes will be short. One topic. No rambling.
Pat House is a nationally-touring comedian based out of Philadelphia.
A regular performer in comedy clubs, casinos and theaters all over the country, Pat has been a choice opener for Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura and Dan Cummins. He recorded his first album Biggest Thing in 2013, and his latest album Heard Enough Yesterday, hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Both can be heard on iTunes, Amazon and Pandora.
Sarah Colonna has been a New York Times best-selling author TWICE, but in this episode, we talk about her interest in comedy as a kid in Arkansas, her move to LA, bombing on stage, hitting it off with Chelsea Handler and we go head-to-head comparing all the MLB stadiums we’ve been to.
Jon Reep is a Last Comic Standing winner, and his own podcast, Country-ish. Alone one night, and with no money, Jon walked into a comedy club and asked the woman in the box office if he could just take a quick peak inside the showroom. She let him, and he was hooked. We chat about his early days, when celebrities are in the crowd, what celebrities are NOT in the crowd, we praise Brian Regan and Mitch Hedberg, and like all good podcasts, we wrap-up with each of us sharing a story of seeing a homeless man jerk-off.
Preston and Steve have been on morning radio in Philly since the 90s and have been #1 in ratings for fifteen years straight, but not many people know that in the 1980s, Steve was a stand-up comic before he got into radio. Starting comedy on Long Island, he came up with Eddie Murphy and Rosie O’Donnell, and in this episode, we talk about some old (really old!) comedy influences, the different types of comedy, when college gigs used to be fun and his transition into radio. He’s had quite the career, and he was more than happy to share it all!
Dan Cummins is the hardest working comic I know. He’s also the comic I’ve worked with the most. We met in Cleveland four years ago, hit it off, and we’ve toured all over the country together and I learned a ton working with him. With eight albums, FOUR HUNDRED MILLION Pandora streams and – wait for it – THREE podcasts of his own, I’m glad he found time to chat. In this episode, we discuss his early days in comedy, dabbling as a guitar act, working the road, memorable shows we’ve had together and encores.
Pat House is a nationally-touring comedian based out of Philadelphia. A regular performer in comedy clubs, casinos and theaters all over the country, Pat has been a choice opener for Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura and Dan Cummins. He recorded his first album Biggest Thing in 2013, and his latest album Heard Enough Yesterday, hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Both can be heard on iTunes, Amazon and Pandora.
We don’t cross paths much, but when we do, Michael Somerville and I will always catch up – and DRINK! (I think I’m still hungover from our Vegas weekend back in February). From his first time on stage at Notre Dame to multiple Letterman appearances, we discuss how his friends talked him into becoming a comedian and hanging out in Vegas, baby!
Are Josh Gondelman and I the same person?? In this episode, we find out we have a million similarities in our early comedy influences, how we started doing stand-up, and many, many other eerie coincidences. Starting comedy in Boston, his career has taken him to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Desus and Mero. Give it a listen!
A bagel and a grape make the perfect snack to enjoy as you listen to episode #3 with my guest, Ted Alexandro. Ted has been one of my favorite comics since I was in high school and we’ve worked together a lot over the years. From his first set to Madison Square Garden, we chat about his early days and what it’s like to perform in 20,000-seat arenas. Give it a listen!