Jimmy & Sarah on the Sunset Strip
By Jimmy Shin & Sarah J Halstead
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What's it like to be a comedy underdog? How do you claw, sniff and bark your way to the top? Broadcasting from the basement of the World Famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, Jimmy Shin and Sarah J Halstead interview some of the most talented folks in the business. You'll laugh at their jokes and learn from their journeys, with plenty of twists and turns along the way.
||ExplicitAlessandra Torresani - Ep 28||Born in Palo Alto to Silicon Valley tech-exec parents, Alessandra Torresani came out of the womb singing and dancing and hasn't stopped since. In this dishy chat, Alessandra - occasionally interrupted by yips from her Instagram-famous dog PeeWee -...||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrevor Wallace Ep 27||Trevor Wallace may appear to be an overnight YouTube sensation, but this hardworking, ambitious, graduate of filmmaking has earned his current buzz in the social media spotlight. Trevor talks about how paying his dues in the standup open-mic days has...||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitQuinn Cummings & Sara Benincasa Ep 26||Quinn Cummings and Sara Benincasa are friends, acclaimed writers and recovering standup comics. Quinn is a former child actor who won a Golden Globe (and was nominated for an Academy Award) at age 11 for The Goodbye Girl. Sara has published five books..||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRocky Dale Davis - Ep 25||Since his first job was working at a coal mine in his native Alabama, perhaps it wasn't that much of a jump for Rocky Dale Davis to compete on a reality show called Redneck Island. But to go from there to a successful standup career...? In this...||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAngel Qinan - Ep 24||Hollywood is full of actor-slash-comics, actor-slash-writers, actor-slash-Uber drivers...but how many actors do you know who are actor-slash-registered nurse? In this interview, actor-slash-nurse-slash-transgender-individual Angel Qinan talks about...||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKeith Yackey - Ep 23||In his former life as a pastor turned motivational speaker, Keith Yackey often spoke before thousands of people - so why was he so petrified to try standup comedy? Gregarious and hilarious, with infectious energy and a fierce drive to succeed, Keith...||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTheo Marshall - Ep 22||If a rich and varied life gives an actor a rich palette to draw from, Theo Marshall more than fills the bill - from a blue-collar upbringing in Chicago, to working for the Peace Corps in Ghana, to marriage and fatherhood, to his latest creative...||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBill Dawes - Ep 21||You might know Bill Dawes for his standup-comedy persona - breakdancing, mudslinging, relentlessly physical - but what might surprise you is Bill's life of the mind: He's a classically-trained actor with Stanislavsky-honed chops and an aerospace...||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAristotle Athiras - Ep 20||The Greek philosopher Aristotle was renowned as a student of Plato and the teacher of Alexander the Great. Aristotle Athiras has been a student of comedy as long as he can remember, and parlayed that knowledge into a thriving career as a performer and..||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDan Bell - Ep 19||Although anyone who has seen the Wayne's World movies will instantly recognize Dan Bell as Neil, entertainment mavens recognize him as one of LA's premier casting directors. In this chat, Dan talks about his acting career, his son's band Love Ghost,...||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShang Forbes - Ep 18||The life of a road comic can be alternately lonely, frustrating and exhilarating, and Shang has seen his share of each. This veteran comic never hesitates to tackle issues of race and equality, nor is he afraid to be political. Yet he's always careful..||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAmy Dresner - Ep 17||It takes a special kind of talent to turn your darkest hour into a tight ten-minute standup set, and in comedy venues across the country, Amy Dresner spent years doing just that. In this hilarious and compelling conversation, the author of...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMandy Jackson-Beverly Ep 16||Like the characters who populate her books, Mandy Jackson-Beverly has led many lives. In this episode, the author of the best-selling Creative Series of fantasy novels weaves spellbinding tales of her early days working as a costume designer and...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChavo Guerrero Jr. - Ep 15||With a grandfather, father, and three uncles as professional wrestlers, Chavo Guerrero Jr. couldn't be blamed for feeling like he had something to prove. However, not only has Chavo staked his own first place in the wrestling pantheon, he's also...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStevie Emerson - Ep 14||We live in a world where an enterprising young man can find fame on YouTube, and if the road seems somewhat mysterious, let Stevie Emerson illuminate it for you. Stevie set out to have a good time and entertain his friends, and less than four years...||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCandice Thompson - Ep 13||You've seen Candice Thompson on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, you've heard her on Joe Rogan's podcast, and you've watched her at The Comedy Store, but there's a reason her own podcast is called The Struggle. In this penetrating conversation, Candice...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDean Delray - Ep 12||Eight years into Dean Delray's career, he's opened for Bill Burr and been name-checked by Joe Rogan - with spectacular results - yet still doesn't consider himself a headliner. In this engrossing interview, you'll hear Dean's unique take on the...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMindy Schultheis - Ep 11||Executive-turned-producer Mindy Schultheis has a unique perspective on creating and growing hit TV shows, so if you care about how the sitcom sausage is made, this is an episode you won't want to miss. Mindy talks with Jimmy and Sarah about the art of..||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDylan Brody - Ep 10||Dylan Brody doesn't need to dress to impress - his passel of comedy albums, award-winning plays, novels, one-man shows and standup sets does the job for him. In this erudite and hilarious conversation, Dylan shares everything from his breaking-in...||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComedian ANT - Ep 9||In the fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper, the Ant is the wise one who prepares for winter while the Grasshopper is out partying. The standup named ANT has done his share of both. In this engaging interview, ANT talks about overcoming...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAllisyn Ashley Arm - Ep 8||Allisyn Ashley Arm has boundless energy and limitless curiousity which can't just come from coffee... can they? You might know her as the deeply strange Heather on NBC's A.P. Bio, or from her breakout role on Disney's So Random. But she's also a...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLondon Brown - Ep 7||If you only know London Brown as the infamous Reggie on HBO's Ballers, you might be surpirsed that the man behind the role is such a charming, thoughtful actor. In this provocative conversation, London walks us through his journey from comedy-fest...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChris Standring - Ep 6||Chris Standring has come a long way since rocking the toy guitar at the tender age of two! This British jazz guitarist has topped the billboard charts numerous times and is as upbeat and soulful as his hit singles! Chris stops by The Comedy Store with..||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJamie Kennedy - Ep 5||Are you experienced? Have you experienced the Jamie Kennedy experience? This scooter-riding, roller-skating Philly boy is at his happiest when headlining as many comedy shows as he can squeeze into a single evening. Jamie entertains and inspires as he..||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnne Winters - Ep 4||There are far more than 13 Reasons Why the young actress Anne Winters is Hollywood's newest It Girl. This Dallas native seemed to emerge from nowhere when she won an EMMY Award for her performance in Zac & Mia, but it was actually the culmination...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlonzo Bodden - Ep 3||How many comics can boast executive platinum status on two major airlines? Alonzo Bodden has traveled the globe, selling out the hottest comedy clubs, entertaining our troops, and lighting up late-night talk shows. After winning Season 3 of Last Comic..||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSean Carrigan - Ep 2||Like many men in the Carrigan family, Sean coulda been a contender, but instead he chose a different and perhaps more fearsome boxing ring: Hollywood. He scored a knockout in his very first bout, winning first place on reality TV's "Next Action Star,"..||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBobbie Jean Brown - Ep 1||Actor, model, author, pageant beauty...no matter what she does, Bobbie Jean Brown's appeal is undeniable. She talks with Jimmy and Sarah about how being "that girl in Warrant's 'Cherry Pie' video" rocketed her to instant fame. But that's not all there..||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJimmy Shin & Sarah J. Halstead - Trailer||At the World Famous Comedy Store in the heart of Hollywood, comedians Jimmy Shin and Sarah J Halstead interview some of the most talented and exciting entertainers ever to grace the Sunset Strip. Jimmy and Sarah delve into the life and journey of each..||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Finally some insight into the business and process behind standup comedy. Very insightful podcast.
I love the interview with Bobbie Brown. It's outstanding!
What an unintelligible, indecipherable mess of an ADHD-a-thon. May go on to one day set a new podcast record for most people talking at once. And it never ends. It goes on for almost two hours. Two hours of people talking over one another in a conversation the listener can’t follow. A bold new direction in podcasting.