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A weekly Seattle podcast hosted by Seattle based comedians Derek Sheen and Douglas Gale. Listen to these knuckleheads talk to other comedians about a variety of topics including, comedy, pop-culture and politics.
||ExplicitLaugh Riot Episode 3||This is the accompanying podcast for the Laugh Riot comedy showcase, held every second Saturday at the Naked City Brewery in Seattle, and is hosted by Derek Sheen and Ryan Casey. This episode also features Portland comedian Tyler Shnup!||9/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLaugh Riot Episode 2||This is the accompanying podcast for the Laugh Riot comedy showcase, held every second Saturday at the Naked City Brewery in Seattle, and is hosted by Derek Sheen and Ryan Casey. This episode also features Portland comedians Bri Pruett and Nariko Ott!||8/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLaugh Riot Episode 1||Laugh Riot is a comedy show co-hosted by stand-up comedians Derek Sheen and Ryan Casey. It's held monthly at the Naked City Brewery and quarterly at the historic Neptune Theater in Seattle. This is the first episode of the Laugh Riot podcast...||7/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't You Dare! - Episode 6||The FINAL episode of the briefly lost podcast, "Don't You Dare!" Hosted by Solomon Georgio, Lindy West, and Meagan Hatcher Mays. Sadly this is the last hilarious episode and it also marks the emigration of Meagan from Seattle to St. Louis. I had a...||8/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't You Dare - Episode 5||This is episode 5 of the almost forgotten podcast, "Don't You Dare!" hosted by Solomon Georgio, Lindy West, and Meagan Hatcher Mays. The great rye chip debate continues, but first the gang decide it's time to lay down a few ground rules before catch...||8/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't You Dare - Episode 4||Here we go again! This is episode 4 of the resurrected Don't You Dare Podcast. Which was hosted by Solomon Georgio, Lindy West, and Meagan Hatcher Mayes. Prepare yourself for more hilarious, but dated, entertainment news and stories of intrigue....||8/7/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't You Dare - episode 3||The third episode of the resurrected podcast "Don't You Dare" hosted by Solomon Georgio, Lindy West, and Meagan hatcher Mayes. Tune in for an epic Catch Em' Ups, another installment of Books LIVE, and of corse they discuss the entertainment news of...||7/29/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't You Dare - Episode 2||This is the second episode of the Don't You Dare podcast, which was recorded a few years back, but never released... till now! Solomon, Lindy, and Meagan are obviously much more comfortable this time around and manage to put out one of the best...||7/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't You Dare -Episode 1||Since I'm still paying for the hosting service for Delicious Mediocrity (R.I.P.) I thought I might as well use it. Luckily, I have several episodes of another podcast I produced a few years ago that, for numerable reasons, was not able to make it out...||7/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 87 THE ANNOUNCEMENT!||Derek, Doug, and Mark have a special announcement to make about the future of the podcast!||3/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 86 with Aaron Roden||Aaron Roden is the host of the popular Air-Raid Podcast, which is also recorded here in Seattle. As soon as we start recording it becomes apparent why so many people listen to his show...We are really hoping that this cross promotion gets us some new...||3/4/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 85 with Scott Moran||Scott Moran is welcomed back onto the show with open arms, hearts, and minds. Scott is formerly from Seattle, who now lives in NYC, and he is currently touring all over the country. We had a great time talking to him about all things comedy and...||2/26/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 84 with Monica Hamburg||Monica Hamburg is from Vancouver, B.C. and the host of the podcast S&M Rants. She is an all around wonderful lady and, Jesus Christ did we have a great time with her as a guest. Enjoy!||2/18/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 83 with Sarah Skilling||Sarah Skilling is on e of our favorite up and coming comedians here in Seattle. We had a great time talking to her and are still in awe of the story of how she lost her virginity. Awesome. Enjoy!||2/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 82 with Anthony Robinson||Anthony Robinson is a comedian from Seattle's neighboring city of Tacoma, who is quickly rising in the ranks of NW comedy. We have a fun chat about stand up comedy, talking to girls, and James Brown. Enjoy!||2/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 81 with Alex Koll||Alex Koll is a comedian from San Francisco, USA! Sadly, we did not find out till afterwards that Alex is also a two time winner of the San Francisco Regional Air-Guitar Championship, so we did not get to talk about that. Dammit! We did have a great...||1/29/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 80 with Rory Scovel||This week we are excited to welcome Rory Scovel back on the show. Rory has been seen on Conan O'Brian, John Oliver's N.Y. stand up show, and is a regular guest on the Todd Glass Show. He also recently recorded his first comedy album titled, Dilation....||1/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 79 with Joe Klocek||Joe Klocek is a comedian from San Francisco who has been seen on Comedy Central's LIVE at Gotham and NBC's Last Comic Standing. We talk about the San Fran Comedy Competition and dicks. Enjoy!||1/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 78 with Devin Badoo and Daniel Duarte||Devin Baddoo and Daniel Duarte are a comedy duo who are also a part of the Seattle comedy show, The Humor Program. This is a great episode where Devin starts innumerable improv games while Dan tries to pretend he's not REALLY high. Enjoy!||1/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 77 with Eric Lincoln Hurst||Eric Lincoln Hurst is a stand-up comedian and music buff just like our beloved Derek Sheen. We had a great talk about Eric's sketchy retirement plans and the science of cryogenically freezing your head. Enjoy!||1/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 76 with Ryan Hamilton||Ryan Hamilton is a comedian who has been on Conan, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. He used to live here in Seattle, so we talk about the Seattle comedy scene and moving around the country as a comedian. Featuring the wine induced rants,...||12/26/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 75 with Daniel Carroll||Daniel "Danno" Carroll is back! Dan is a former Seattle comedian, and a founding member of the People's Republic of Komedy, who now resides in NYC. We had a great time catching up with him and making fun of his ever present "buddy" Pete Tran. Enjoy!||12/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 74 with Billy Wayne Davis||Billy Wayne Davis is a stand up comedian from Nashville who has strong roots here in Seattle. Derek hosts this one solo and talks to Billy about living and growing up in the south. Enjoy!||12/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 73 with Mike Drucker||Mike Drucker is a stand-up comedian and a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live and The Onion. We have wanted to get Mike on the show for the last year and Derek almost refused to let him go. Pactically every subject is covered in this extra...||12/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 72 with Patrick Keane||Patrick Keane is a comedian from L.A. who's up here competeing in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. We talk about the competition, selling merch, developing as a comedian, and the dreation of man. This episode also features a special...||11/27/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 71 with Joe Henry||You might remember Joe Henry as one of the original co-hosts of this podcast. He was also a polarizing figure in the Seattle comedy scene and has a reputation of dominating a conversation. Doug sits down with Joe for a heart to heart to answer the...||11/20/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 70 with Tristan Devin||Tristan Devin is a stand up comedian, thespian, improvisor, and this week's guest!!! He is also a member of Seattle's own The People's Republic of Comedy! comedy is talked about! Enjoy!||11/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 69 with Rosalie Gale & Alanya Cannon||"The Wives Podcast"! That's right Doug and Derek invite their wives onto the show who force them to tell embarrassing stories about themselves. Their names are Rosalie Gale and Alanya Cannon, we are sure you can deduce which one is married to Doug...||11/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 68 with Jeremy Whitman||Jeremy Whitman is a soft spoken Seattle comedian that has a problem with Facebook, exgirlfriends, and his shotgun. Listen to Jeremy over-share and then immediately regret it. Also, the opinions expressed by Derek Sheen on this podcast do not...||10/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 67 with Beka Barry||Beka Barry is witty, hilarious, and some might politly say, "unstable". We don't quite remember what we talked about, but she kept us on our toes the entire time. So, please join us for the epic journey we like to call, "Spending an hour with Beka...||10/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 66 with Corbett Cummins||Corbett Cummins is a stand up comedian and member of Seattle comedy group, Children of the Atom. We talk with Corbett breifly before Derek takes over and tells us about how he was kicked out, let back in, and then eliminated from the San Francisco...||10/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 65 with Kevin Hyder||Kevin Hyder is one of the founding members of Seattle's infamous underground comedy organization, the People's Republic of Komedy (PROK). We talk about how PROK has evolved over the years and about what is in store for the future. Doug also makes...||10/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 64 with Elicia Sanchez||Elicia Sanchez is a Seattle stand up comedian and host of our sister podcast, The Enematic Cinematic! We talk about "roomates", comic book movies, and how to take a joke. Enjoy!||10/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 63 with Lindy West||We are super excited this week to have writer/comedian Lindy West as our guest! Lindy is the former Film Editor for the Stranger and a future novelist. She tells us all about her plans to move to L.A. and about writing her book. Have fun listening to...||9/25/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 62 with Geoff Lott||Geoff Lott is one of the many amazing stand up headliners in the Seattle area. So, naturally we talk shop about the Seattle comedy scene and Geoff shares some great stories. Geoff is a very funny man and we know you'll enjoy this one!||9/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 61 with Rodger Lizaola||We had a great time talking to comedian Rodger Lizaola at the Seattle Comedy Underground. We might have talked about one of the old bartenders that worked there and how Rodger scored the "Auggie Smith Point" at the Seattle Comedy Competition. Enjoy!||9/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 60 with Ahamefule J. Oluo||Aham is a brilliant comedian, writer, and musician with an amazing life story. We where privlaged to have him on the show and have him share some of his stories. Enjoy!||9/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 59 with David Tveite & Jake Barker||Jake Barker and David Tveite (toy-tea?) are two Seattle comedians that make up 2/3rds of a talkshow called, The Humor Program. This episode is a refreshing break from older comedians reminiscing about Giggles comedy club. We don't remember exactly...||8/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 58 with Timothy Thomas||Timothy Thomas is a female impersonator, writer, improviser, and man about town. You will often see him perform in Seattle as his alter ego, Miss. Anita Goodman. Timothy was an incredible guest and we had a great discussion deconstructing the process...||8/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 57 with Peter Greyy||Peter Greyy is the Talent Director for the Seattle International Comedy Competition and a support column in the Seattle comedy scene. Peter talks with us about his own stand up comedy, his dream of one day creating a game show, and about...||8/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 56 with Joe Larson||Another delicious episode this week with Joe Larson being the meat in the Derek and Doug sandwich. Joe shares with us his strategy for getting the maximum amount of stage time in NYC. He also tells a few amazing/tragic stories about working corprate...||8/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 55 with Bryan Cook||Our guest this week is Bryan Cook! Bryan is a stand-up comic and books great comedy shows in Seattle. Naturally we discuss comedy and then Bryan tells us the story of David T.V. getting wasted and trying to pee in a closet. Enjoy!||7/31/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 54 with Drew Barth||Drew Barth is/was an amazing Seattle comedian and we were lucky enough to catch him right before he moved to L.A.! Drew talks with us about his "clean comedy" style, MCing comedy shows, and about his notorious incident at the Bridgetown Comedy...||7/25/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 53 with Owen Straw||Ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to welcome Seattle comedian and semi-professional wrestler, Owen Straw! So naturally, we talk with Owen about his days with SSP (Seattle Semi-Pro Wrestling) and how he manages to make a living off of stand up...||7/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 52 with Mike Cummings||Our guest is Seattle comedian and host of the "Table For One" podcast, Mike Cummings! When Mike is not busy making fun of our podcast we get a chance to talk with him about his comedy. We've wanted to have Mike on the show forever and we had a great...||7/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisdoe 51 with Steve Hoffstetter & Lance Weiss||Comedians Steve Hoffstetter and Lance Weiss breezed through Seattle a while back and stumbled unwittingly onto our podcast. They tell us about working the college comedy circuit and how they deal with joke thieves. Enjoy!||7/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 50 with Duane Goad||For our 50th episode we have a very special guest, Seattle comedy luminary, Mr. Duane Goad! Duane shares some of his favorite stand-up stories and much, much more. Enjoy!||6/26/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 49 with Grant Lyon||Grant Lyon is our guest this week! Grant is a stand-up comedian and contributor to the Huffington Post. So, naturally we have a great conversation about politics and comedy that is lightly sweetened with dick jokes. Enjoy!||6/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 48 with Dan Moore||Seattle comedian Dan Moore talks with us about making a movie in Paris, his trip around the world, and his history in the Seattle comedy scene. This is a great, and rare, chat with one of Seattle's most elusive comedians. Enjoy!||6/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 47 with Yogi Paliwal, Daniel Carroll & Maria Heinegg||This is our last episode recorded at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival with guests Yogi Paliwal, Daniel Carroll & Maria Heinegg! This was actually the first one we recorded at Bridgetown, but we are presenting it to you last. Not because they aren't...||6/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 46 with James Adomian, Andy Peters, Cornell Reed, Nick Rutherford & Paul Danke||James Adomian, Andy Peters, Cornell Reed, Nick Rutherford & Paul Danke are ALL our guests! Things start off routine then Derek and Doug get kicked off of their own podcast when James Adomian shows up. Recorded at the Bridgetown Comedy...||5/29/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 45 with Dan St.Germain, Tony Sam & Nick Turner||Another Bridgetown Comedy Festival episode! This time we got Dan St.Germain, Tony Sam and Nick Turner to sit down and talk with us about Andy Dick's dick, Portland stripclubs, and skull-f*****g. Enjoy!||5/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 44 with Brent Weinbach||This week we met up with the Andy Kaufman Award wining, Brent Weinbach at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival! We were very excited to have Brent on the show, because he is one of the most unique and innovative stand-up comedians in the country. We talk...||5/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 43 with Andy Dick & Andras Jones||THE UBER-PODCAST!!! This is a very special episode we recorded at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon. We merged our show with Andras Jones', "Radio8ball" and Andy Dick's, "The S**t Show" to form an incredible podcasting force. Listen...||5/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 42 with Jaqi Furback||Comedian Jaqi Furback is our guest this week! We get into a good conversation with Jaqi about our mental health, use of the C-word, and dealing with the misogyny of male stand-up comics. This episode is dedicated to the memory of our good friend Chris..||5/1/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 41 with Damonde Tschritter||This week we are joined by comedian, story teller, former winner of the Seattle Comedy Competition and Canadian, Damonde Tschritter! We met up with Damonde at the Comedy Underground to talk about telling jokes about your girlfriend, American and...||4/24/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 40 with Travis Vogt & Kevin Clarke||Wow! Travis Vogt & Kevin Clarke return, for the third time, as guests on our podcast and they do not disappoint. Travis and Kevin are comedians and film makers who recently finished filming their critically acclaimed series, "Adventure Buddies"....||4/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 39 with Brett Hamil||This week we are joined by Seattle comedian, cartoonist, and creator of the Ham Radio Podcast, Mr. Brett Hamil! We talk with Brett about his podcast, the open mic he runs at Thurst Lounge, "Craig's List Comics", criticizing other comedians, and so...||4/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 38 with Jackie Kashian!||This week we are honored to have the host of the Dork Forest podcast and comedian extraordinaire, Jackie Kashian! Jackie talks with us about her favorite comic books and RPGs as well as comedy, comedy and more comedy. A must listen for any comedy...||4/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 37 with Danielle Radford||Today we are joined by the most adored comedian in Seattle, Miss Danielle Radford! This episode shines a light on Danielle's ADD and OCD as she tells us about bizarre superstitions and the "5 Napkin System". Derek reveals the 3 actual reasons why...||3/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 36 with Eddie Brill & Kortney Shane Williams||While Doug was being lazy in Chicago, Derek decided to hangout in the greenroom at the Seattle Comedy Underground and talk to Kortney Shane Williams and Eddie Brill. Kortney talks with Derek about his up coming move to New York and starting his...||3/20/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35 with Rylee Newton||One of our favorite comedians, Rylee Newton is back on the show this week! And this time we got her all alone... to record one of our spookiest episodes of all time. Rylee shares with us horrifyingly eerie tales of ghosts, suicide, dieting and acting...||3/13/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34 with Tracy Tuffs & Jesse Case||Our run of L.A. episodes concludes this week with guests Tracy Tuffs and Jesse Case! Tracy talks with us about his years in the Seattle comedy scene and then tells us how internet porn works. Side note: Do you feel lazy sometimes? Don't worry, because..||3/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33 with Geoff Brousseau & Adam Smith||Our L.A. saga continues with comedian Geoff Brousseau and the return of ex-host Adam Smith! Geoff and Adam share several hilarious stories about working as actors/comedians in L.A. Also, Geoff tells us about a once in a lifetime opportunity that was...||2/27/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32 with Tony Moser||For L.A. episode #3 we are joined by comedian/actor/film maker, Tony Moser! Tony talks with us about his upcoming film, "Dangerous" and then we go for a stroll down Seattle comedy's memory lane. Enjoy!||2/20/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31 with Rory Scovel & Sean Patton||A rare tour de force this week featuring two amazing comics. This show is a departure from our regular interview format, but a mindblower nonetheless. Listen high, if you can.||2/13/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30 with Andy Peters||For our first L.A. episode we are finally joined, in person, by one of our favorite comedians, Andy Peters! Andy talks with us about his experiences starting to do comedy in LA, as well as some of his favorite live comedy shows in town. He also shares..||2/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29 with Gabriel Rutledge||Gabriel Rutledge is a former winner of the Seattle Comedy competition, he has appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and now he is a guest on our podcast. The subtitle for this episode should be, "How to be a stand-up comedian". We talk to...||1/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28 with Billy Wayne Davis||This week's guest is Nashville comedian Billy Wayne Davis! Billy tells us about his wedding, impending divorce and the DUI that happened in between. Then a round table discussion breaks out about writing scripts, children and the south. Finally, the...||1/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27 with Andy Haynes & Scott Moran||This week's guests are NYC comedians Andy Haynes and Scott Moran! The podcast starts off a little awkward when Doug asks Scott for the $10 he owes him. Andy talks about being on the Jimmy Fallon Show. Also discussed are airport pranks, NYC...||1/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26 with Alysia Wood||This week our guest is yet another Seattle comedian that resides in L.A., Alysia Wood! We talk to Alysia about her upcoming album being put out by Stand Up records. She also talks about her mysterious epic project simple titled, "The Story". Also,...||1/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 with Hari Kondabolu||Some of our more astute listeners may have already noticed that we skipped episode 24. That was due to the botched recording of this Hari Kondabolu interview. The quality is not as good as the rest of our episodes, but we cleaned it up and agree that...||1/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25 with Meghan Hounshell & Ron Reid||This week we are joined by comedian/song writer, Meghan Hounshell! With a special drop-in appearance by comedian, and former manager of the Comedy Underground, Ron Reid! Both Meghan and Ron challenge Derek to change his "Guitar Comedy" hating ways....||1/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23 with Daniel Carroll & Emmett Montgomery||This week we welcome two old friends, Daniel Carroll and Emmett Montgomery, to the show for the very first time! We talk about why comedians love booze, the ethics behind talking s**t about other comedians, NY comedy shows, higher education, Pete...||12/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22 with Yogi Paliwal and David TV||This week we got two of Seattle's most talented young comedians, Yogi Paliwal and David T.V. We discuss the ethics of making fun of foreign countries, Dan Brown novels, Samoan wrestlers, open-mic stories, racist encounters, and the effect of...||12/12/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21 with Solomon Georgio||This week features the reluctant return of Seattle stand up comedian, Solomon Georgio! Of course, we discuss the debauchery that happened on the show last time Solomon was a guest. Solomon tells us about some of his most memorable strip club visits,...||12/4/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20 with Drake Witham and Elicia Sanchez||This week we have stand up comedians Drake Witham and Elicia Sanchez on the podcast. Drake has been on Live at Gotham and is a former winner of the Seattle Comedy Competition. Elicia is the host of our sister podcast, The Enematic Cinematic. We talk...||11/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19 with Lizzy Pilcher||This episode marks a new era in Delicious Mediocrity! We are now down to two just hosts, Derek and Doug, and we think the podcast is better for it. So, to celebrate the loss of dead weight we talk to comedian Lizzy Pilcher about her move from Seattle...||11/20/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18 with Auggie Smith and Jesse Case||Stand-up Comedians Jesse Case and Auggie Smith join us this week to discuss a vast array of topics. Jesse talks about his life in L.A., Auggie contemplates what it means to be a successful stand-up comedian, conspiracy theories are debated, legal...||11/5/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17 with Adam Smith||Back to basics! With Adam Smith moving to L.A. next month we thought it would be good to just sit down and have a chat between the three of us. We get into a deep conversation about recording music and comedy. Doug and Derek talk a little bit about...||10/31/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 with Rick Shapiro (part 2)||This is the second half of our extended interview with Rick Shapiro. Rick talks to us about how he got started in comedy, which leads him into sharing with us his past as a mob errand boy, and his times as a male prostitute. Plus, it wouldn't be an...||10/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 with Rick Shapiro (part 1)||We were honored to have comedian Rick Shapiro as our guest! Rick talks to us about his role on HBO's Lucky Louie, his relationships with women, L.A., sex, and his twin brother. We had such a great time that we recorded an extra long show and split it...||10/16/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 with Travis Vogt & Kevin Clarke||This week is the triumphant return of Travis Vogt and Kevin Clarke! Travis and Kevin stop by to talk about the next episode of their second epic film project, "Adventure Buddies". And read another horrible script from the notoriously anonymous writer...||10/9/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 with Andy Peters and Paul Merrill||Holy crap, what a great episode! This week we a joined by L.A. stand-up comedian Andy Peters and Seattle, comedian, and writer, Paul Merrill. The boys discuss Utili-Kilts, Segways, bad gigs, "work parties", and Derek's past snoring problem. And of...||10/2/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 with Andy Haynes||This week's guest is stand up comedian Andy Haynes, who is fresh from doing a killer set on the Jimmy Fallon Show! Andy graciously agreed to call in and talk to us about buffets and Delicious Mediocrity's favorite subject, Joe Henry. We also tackle...||9/25/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 with Douglas Gale||Episode 11's guest (and maybe Joe's replacement?) is comedian, and "Shower Artist", Douglas Gale! This week we discuss the possibility of Derek having children, and what effect Derek's child might have on society as a whole, adoption vs. impregnating,..||9/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 the Bumbershoot Special||This week Derek invades Seattle's infamous music/art/comedy festival, Bumbershoot! Our guests include comedians Tony Sam, John McKay, Travis Vogt, and Kevin Clark! You also get the privilege of listening to Derek talk to true American champions, and...||9/11/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
As of this writing there have been 43 Delicious Mediocrity podcasts, the last 24 of which star co-hosts Derek Sheen and Douglas Gale, plus a weekly guest.
If you are new to this podcast you should do yourself a favor and start with episode 12 and work your way up. The hosts have been known to tell listeners that the show really didn't become easily listenable until around episode 12, because mostly what occurs up until that point is a bunch of guys sitting around yelling, and trying to talk over one another. Because the hosts themselves have repeatedly tried to steer new listeners away from these first few episodes there really isn't much more for me to say about them.
Although the show is maturing, the guys aren't settling down. Things may not get as completely out of control as they did early on, but the content of the show is far from predictable (aside for the fact that a conversation will be taking place). Informality is a strength for Delicious Mediocrity. You never get the feeling that the hosts are sitting down with a comedian they've never heard of, asking prepared questions which they've scribbled down on a 3x5 card, asking for by-the-numbers factoids that might have been drudged up from Wikipedia. This informality allows the guests to really open up and talk about the real day to day life of a comedian, it also allows them to kick back and be themselves. For the most part this is a really great thing, because most of the guests are immeasurably fun to listen to.
Other comedy podcasts out there feature hosts or guests that will spend sixty straight minutes talking less about themselves and their craft than they do simply tearing apart other comedians they don't like (comedy can be very competitive, and elitist, by its very nature), but because of the location of this podcast there's isn't nearly as much of that here. This is a Seattle based podcast, and as such the ambiance is one of comedians that stick together and have eachother's backs. That isn't to say that some hack won't be called out for what he is, but this show doesn't dwell on it the whole hour.
Production values for the show vary depending on the era you're listening too, with later episodes becoming much tighter and clearer than when the show first hit the net. The only exception to this is when the guys take their show on the road and speak to various comedians back stage in the green room of a show, or even down in LA for several episodes. Sound quality may occasionally suffer for it, because of what might be going on in the background, but never does the show become unlistenable. What you're getting instead is a huge reward in the form of an interview with folks in their element, either right before or after their sets. This is a great time to catch many of these folks, before they have a chance to wind down and decompress, you're catching them at their peak performance.
The only real downside to the show is that occasionally things will revert to 30-60 straight minutes of riffing and sing-song, with no actual insight or conversation being had on comedy itself. This can often be a fun diversion, because let's face it, most comedians are funny people on or off the stage – but occasionally things start to sound like nothing more than three guys sitting around getting drunk. Instances like this are rare, but on the rare occasion where it happens you can either skip forward or move on to the next installment.
There are too many good episodes to list, so I will stick to three of my favorites:
Episode 29 with Gabriel Rutledge
Episode 36 with Eddie Brill
Episode 42 with Jaqi Furback
I'm sleeping with Delicious Mediocrity
Best podcast in the universe. Every night I curl up in my $4,000 blanket and listen to the podcast. And since I am not much of a "reader", this works out just fine. If you wanna hear true stories how painful and dangerous stand up comedy can be, listen to Delicious Mediocrity.
If you only listen to ONE podcast this year, well...listen to the one that I am on. Man I am funny.
If you like podcasts like The Nerdist, Comedy Death Ray Radio, or Comedy and Everything Else where comedians talk about different things; you'll enjoy this podcast. This podcast works because the comedians seems to have a great dynamic and really work well together.
I've been a big fan of stand-up comedy for years and have gone to many many shows. But some of the funniest things I've ever heard come from overhearing the comics talk to each other off-stage. This podcast captures that situation really well!
I'm going to be in Seattle next month and listening to this podcast makes me want to watch their stand-up!