From The Nook Podcast
By Lonnie Bruhn
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The man you have come to love and enjoy on stage is now getting behind the mic off stage to bring you a more intimate perspective on his rant styled social commentary and his day to day thoughts. These audible ramblings may not always make it into his act, but that doesn't mean it isn't going to be a hilarious journey. Join Lonnie Bruhn as he shares what it is really like to think like a stand-up comic from behind the curtain and away from the lime lights.
||ExplicitEp 70: Introspective moods.||If you are listening to episode 70 because you want to laugh historically all the through it, you might want to skip this one. Is it funny in parts, yes. It is my nature to see the funny side of life. It is also in my nature to be very serious at times,||3/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 69: Lonnie’s Walkabout||After a very long hiatus, From The Nook has returned. I'll be completely honest when I say, things finally became so bad, I just wasn't in a space to be creative. I know a lot of regular listeners were disappointing I dropped the project.||2/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp68: Get it together, I am a grown ass man||I am freaking out even horses, I make babies cry and for whatever reason I cannot stop bawling over everything. I am unraveling at the seams. What the hell is wrong with me? - In this episode: Here's a tissue baby Hey,||12/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp67: A Very Special Emerald City||Seattle has it all. Huge Hills, cobblestone alleys with famous gum walls, dangerous phone thieves and all I have to worry about is placing in the Seattle International Comedy Contest. Welcome to my world. - In this episode: -||11/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp66: Sex Drive||The power of sex is real. It fixes everything gloriously bad in life. Hell, it even cures a hangover, even if only for a brief moment. - In this episode: Date night with Rufus: Hallelujah, a dying man and wet envelope to save the day.||11/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp65: State of The Union||Only in America can you get paid to remove a child's imperfections, perform comedy while you serve time and get payed to do a job you clearly don't intend on doing correctly. - In this episode: Cropping out the ugly What are you in Jail for?||10/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp64: Rumur Has it||If our country gets to a point where just a small rumor can cause 89 people to be trampled to death, then and only then will I become concerned about the direction we are heading in - In this episode: India, you don’t need to be powerful,||10/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp63: Sit and Spin||The thought of devoting an entire episode of my podcast to the subject of being disabled may seem like something everyone would probably like to avoid. Yeah, me too. Well strap yourself into the nearest wheelchair because we are going for a ride.||10/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp62: Politics as usual||It isn’t that I don’t think comedians can’t talk about politics and make it funny. Many are really good at, but most of the time I ever see it work consistently is in satirical show like The Daily News or The Colbert Report.||10/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp61: A team effort||It has been difficult to come to grips with the fact I have a new role of being a full time father. It’s hard to imagine just a few months ago I was finishing up my DVD, “Truth Hurts” and now I am seriously considering joining the PTA. Yes,||9/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp60: It’s okay if you never listen to this||After a month long vacation I’m back recording new episodes of my podcast. Let me forewarn you though, this went in a direction I never planned. I shared people, Oh I shared… and if you are brave enough to listen, I can promise,||8/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp59: Live from the Red Room||Episode 59 is a very special episode. It is my very first live recording of From The Nook. It was a night to celebrate my DVD release of “Truth Hurts”. Believe it or not, everything went as smooth as a baby's ass.||7/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp58: Searching the world over||Some people feel the need to search the world over for people who are long gone. Look, I get it, you can’t let go, but it’s only because you need closure. The thing is though, at some point, you need to let go because finding a body or the remains of||7/16/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp57:Technology needs a chill pill||I could give you a descriptive summery of what ep57 is about but why would I do that? Instead, I can just say, I had fun in this episode. Music changes everything, and with the right song it can really put us in a great mood.||6/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp56: Negative Nation||We are becoming a negative nation. With Facebook, YouTube, blogs and even podcasts, we have actually become more disconnected from our real lives. We want instant gratification and acceptance and have no accountability for our actions because what is t...||6/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
For the Love of Comedy
I enjoy this podcast for a number of reasons. I'll get the small points out of the way first: It's short, which is great because my free listening time is limited. It covers a variety of topics and issues. It's funny and sometimes ranty. It's also very candid at times.
What I like most about this podcast is that I can tell that Lonnie loves comedy. We live in a bizarre age where most people get inovlved in the arts with the hopes of hitting the big-time or getting rich. Whether or not Lonnie hits it big... well, it doesn't seem to matter, because he loves the artform. He's in it for the long-haul.
Being funny is one thing. But being funny while putting your heart into it is competely different and rare. Lonnie delivers with "From the Nook."
There is a belief among many stand-up comics that honesty-- boldly-unfiltered, unphotoshopped, and shameless-- is essential to great comedy. Whether it is or not can be debated, but it is certainly one of the defining characteristics of several of the greatest comic minds of our day. It's also what makes Lonnie Bruhn's podcast a compelling listen. While a lot of podcast hosts clumsily fumble with honesty like dogs chewing on Rubik's cubes, Lonnie gets to the guts of it. Awkward? Here it is. Embarrassing? Here it is. Personal? Funny? Yeah, that's kind of the point. Here's Lonnie Bruhn with the truth, gloriously ugly, beautiful, and free. Enjoy.
Honest and Funny
Everyone should take a listen to go into the world that is Lonnie Bruhn. His comedy and life are brutally funny and it give the audience something to relate to each time.
There is no shortage of sharing and you will find yourself laughing at things you don't want to.
Listen, unless you hate funny.