By Anthony Crawford
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Talkin’ Shop is an informational workshop/podcast hosted by Anthony Crawford. TALKIN’ SHOP IS NOT A COMEDY CLASS. The most respected and established comics from or visiting Denver come and explain how they do things, give advice, and answer questions about comedy. FREE TO ALL. Come and pick up something new to help your comedy experience whether you’re a new comic, veteran, wannabe, or just a fan that wants to see how the sausage is made….come out to Talkin’ Shop!
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 62 AJ Finney||Ladies & Gentlemen!!!! We have a 2nd venue for Talkin SHOP!!! Broadway Bar & Bites had graciously open their doors to us & i could be happier!! First to bat at the new location…..new to town crusher Aj Finney!!!||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 61: Mike Stanley||Ladies & Gentlemen!!! Joining me at the table this episode is a new Denver transplant & amazing comedian Mike Stanley!! Native of Detroit, Mike has been working hard on the road for years & his comedy album “SHINER” is available on iTunes!!||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 60: Chris Fonseca||Chris Fonseca is a Denver comedy legend whose career spans over 30 years!! Countless tv appearances including HBO & Showtime, as well as The Tonight Show & even Baywatch!! Born with cerebal palsy, Chris has had to overcome a lot to achieve what he has||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 59: Ben Roy & Adam Cayton Holland!||Ladies & Gentlemen!!! Talkin SHOP is back with its very 1st guest ever!!! Over 2 years ago I had one of Denver’s favorite sons, lead singer of Spells, a founding member of The Grawlix & co-star of truTV‘s Those Who Can’t.||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 58: Baron Vaughn & Danny Maupin||Ladies & Gentlemen!! Talkin SHOP is back at High Plains Comedy Festival!! Since its not officially a part of the festival…IT’S FREE TO EVERYONE!!! Listen as I pick these comics brains!! -Anthony Crawford Baron Vaughn (@barvonblaq) has done it al||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 57: Talon Saucerman||Ladies & Gentlemen!! Talkin SHOP is back with Denver comedian & CW Denver favorite Talon Saucerman will be joining me at the table!! Feel free to post questions here or tweet them to @talkinshoppod -Anthony Crawford Talkin’ Shop IS NOT A COMEDY||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 56: Justine Marino||Ladies & Gentlemen!! Have a awesome comic joining me at the table this episode!! Justine Marino has done clubs, colleges, tv, Netflix, televised NYE programs & oh yeah by the way, she was selected as a New Face Of Comedy for the super prestigious Montr.||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 55: James R. Zingleman||Ladies & Gentlemen, I have #DenverComedyWorks favorite James R. Zingelman joining me at the table!! Come pick his brain & talk shop with us! -Anthony Crawford Listen to Talkin’ Shop w/ James R. Zingleman Talkin’ Shop IS NOT A COMEDY CLASS!||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 54: Byron Graham||Ladies & Gentlemen!!! Denver Westword writer, host of Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game & co-host of Denver’s longest running open Mic Lion’s Lair & my birthday buddy for life Byron F. Graham joined me at the table!!||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 52: Dick Black||Ladies & Gentlemen!! I have long time veteran & Denver native Dick Black joining me at the table!! From the highest of highs to lows & back. He’s a Denver staple & a awesome guy with a lot of knowledge to share.||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 51: Jordan Doll (Visits from L.A.)||Ladies & Gentlemen!! We have the 1st repeat of Talkin Shop!!! Jordan Doll is truely one of the nicest & funniest guys that i know came out of Denver!! Commercials, stand-up, tomfoolery…..he’s a beast at all of them!!||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 50: The Promoted (Rachel Weeks, Alan Bromwell & De Kelley)||Ladies & Gentlemen!!! This week I have 3 of the 4 comedians that got promoted to “Almost Famous” at Comedy Works!! Zac Maas had his own episode already (#41), so Rachel Weeks, Alan Bromwell, & Dē Kelley joined me at the table for episode #50!!||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 49: Alex Falcone||Ladies & Gentlemen!!! We have a special 4/20 episode of Talkin Shop!! Portland favorite, regular at Helium, & author of “Unwrap My Heart”…Alex Falcone joins me at the table!! Come pick his brain!! Tweet your questions to @TalkinShopPod on Twitter!||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 48: Jon Marc Chambers||Ladies & Gentlemen!! Happy to finally have this guy join me at the table!! He’s published author (be #alive), favorite at Comedy Works, co-creator of Hole Hecklers, & just an all around great guy. Jon Marc Chambers will be talking shop with me!!||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 47: Dennis Flippin & James McElwee||Ladies & Gentlemen!! I have two amazing people joining at the table in this episode!! Dennis Flippin is easily one of the best filmographers in Colorado!! Owner of Flippin Entertainment, Dennis has filed everyone from Michael Jordan to Oprah.||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 46: Karen Wachtel||Ladies & Gentlemen!! We have Denver comedy’s unsung hero, the Wonder Woman of Denver comedy Karen Wachtel will be joining me at the table!! If you love comedy here in Denver, 9 out of 10 times Karen is probably producing it!! Come pick her brain!!||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 45: Nick Gossert||Ladies & Gentlemen!! I have the creator/referee for the hottest show in Denver “Lucha Libre & Laughs”, Nick Gossert will be joining me at the table!! -Anthony Crawford Listen to the full Talkin’ Shop w/ Nick Gossert below!||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 44: Fort Comedy||Ladies & Gentlemen!! I have a special treat for this episode!! Normally Talkin Shop is all veteran comics or specialist but this episode I have 3 newer comedians that literally redefined a whole city’s comedy scene!! Kyle Pogue, Mallory Wallace,||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 43: Ron Ferguson||Ladies & Gentlemen!! We have a resident Denver crusher joining me at the table this week!! Denver Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater & #ComedyWorksDenver crowd favorite Ron Ferguson will be Talkin Shopwith me. Come pick his brain!! -Anthony Crawford||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 42: Derrick Rush||We have one of the most underrated comedians in the Denver area joining me at the table!! Favorite at ComedyWorks & Denver Improv & all around cool ass dude Derrick Rush will be Talkin Shop!! -Anthony Crawford||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 41: Zac Maas||Ladies & Gentlemen!! We have a special treat joining me at the table!! Creator of the Denver Phone-It-In Festival & co-creator of UnCalled Four!! Zac Maas will be my guest. Come pick his brain!! -Anthony Crawford Listen to the full Talkin’ Shop w/ Za||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 40: Nate Craig||Ladies & Gentlemen!! Got a rising star in comedy in town from LA joining me at the table this week!! Come pick Nate Craig’s brain as we talk shop! -Anthony Crawford This week on Talkin’ Shop Anthony Crawford is joined by Nate Craig, a Wisconsin bred||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 39: Anthony Armstrong||Ladies & Gentlemen!! We have the ChiTown transplant that’s been making a splash in the Denver comedy scene joining at the table. The crusher of rooms himself, Anthony Armstrong will be Talkin Shop. Come & pick his brain!!||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 38: Timmi Lasley||Ladies & Gentlemen!!! Talkin Shop is back with one of the many renaissance women in Denver comedy today, the lovely Timmi Lasley!!! Come pick the brain of the actress/comic who also is the main booker of Comedy RoomRoom & creator of Epilogue Comedy Sho||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 37: Rion Evans||Ladies & Gentlemen!!! The next episode of Talkin Shop will be with none other than Denver Improv favorite Rion Evans!! I’ve performed with him several times. He’s a pro, come pick his brain!! – Anthony Crawford Listen to the full Talkin’ Shop w||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 36: Mo Alexander & David Gborie||Ladies & Gentlemen!! How else would you wanna unofficially kick off High Plains Comedy Festival than by coming to Talkin Shop? Denver’s favorite visiting comic & crusher of stages David Gborie will be joining me at the table. Come pick his brain!!||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 35: Kayvan Khalatbari||Ladies & Gentlemen!! A special treat for this episode!! We have the very influential & awesome Kayvan Khalatbari!! He’s half of Sexpot Comedy, future politician, weed advocate & activist, & just an all around great guy.||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 34: Stephen Agyei||Ladies & Gentlemen!! This episode of Talkin Shop we will have Denver Comedy Works favorite, Stephen Agyei, joining me at the table!! We will be live streaming on SexpotComedy YouTube channel & you can live tweet questions for him at @crawfordcomedy on .||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 33: Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald||Ladies & Gentlemen!! We have a Denver legend joining me at the table!!! Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald’s life may outshine his stand up career. I honestly don’t know one I’ll talk about more. He’s had one crazy life!!||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 32: Dave Caldwell||Ladies & Gentlemen!!! Talkin’ Shop is back today with Dave Caldwell!! Come pick the mind of Comedy Works & Denver’s local comedy scene’s biggest fan. Over 20 years of dedicated comedy fandom will be joining me & he brought a list of all||6/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 31: Janae Burris||Ladies and Gentlemen! We have another killer guest for Talkin’ Shop, none other than Pussy Bros member Comedy Works favorite Janae Burris. Take a listen as we pick the brain of one of Denver’s brightest rising comedians!||6/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 30: Christie Buchele||Christie Buchele is a fan favorite here in Denver. She’s a founder of Pussy Bros, the host/producer of Power Middle, and co-host of one of the best podcasts in Colorado, Empty Girlfriend. Talkin’ Shop is not a comedy class!||5/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 29: Jordan Wieleba||We have another one of the most underrated comics in Colorado Talkin Shop, Jordan Wieleba! Jordan has not only been entertaining crowds with her quick wit but she’s been an inspiration to so many people. Talkin’ Shop is not a comedy class!||5/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 28: Wende Curtis of Comedy Works||The owner of the world famous Comedy Works is Talkin’ Shop! Wende Curtis owns and operates one of the best comedy clubs in the country, Comedy Works! Hear her discuss how she came to own CW, her philosophies on booking,||4/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 27: Mara Wiles||Ladies and Gentlemen! What doesn’t Mara Wiles do? Commercials, Improv, sketch, runs amazing shows, and one of the funniest hard working comics in Denver. She’s an incredible person that has info on various categories of funny.||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 26: Matt Monroe||Ladies & Gentlemen! This episode we have a comic that does it all. He runs some of the best showcases in Denver (Propaganda! and The Underground Presents), constantly is on the road, constantly in a festival, basically Matt Monroe is the real deal.||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 25: Hippieman||Ladies & Gentlemen! We have a true professional and Denver comedy staple Talkin’ Shop this episode. If you don’t know Hippieman…then you haven’t been doing comedy in Denver that long. Serious crusher. Don’t miss this episode!||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 24: Kevin O’Brien||We have one of the most infamous hosts in Denver Talkin’ Shop this week: Kevin O’Brien! Kevin has destroyed a heckler and dodged a punch from that very same heckler. He’s an awesome comic with plenty to say. This is an episode you don’t wanna||3/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 23: Adrian Mesa||This week we have the coolest Cuban in Denver Talkin’ Shop with us! Miami native and a ComedyWorks pro, Adrian P. Mesa has shown that he has the skills to translate funny no matter what region he is in. Talkin’ Shop is not a comedy class!||2/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 22: Zach Reinert||This episode is another Comics Choice, the one and only Zach Reinert! Easily one of, if not the best one liner comic in Denver. Listen to the episode to hear how Zach got into doing one liners, how he keeps his jokes organized,||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ Shop Ep. 21: Rick Kerns||Rick Kerns is the man! Comedy writer to the celebrity comedians. He has written for multiple household names including Larry the Cable Guy and John Pinette. You wanna learn how to construct a great joke? You wanna learn how to sell a joke?||1/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
The real deal
This podcast is fantastic! Anthony is a very hardworking and hilarious comic--but the last thing he seems to want is credit for that. Throughout these episodes he is humble, self-effacing, and apparently desires only for others who care about comedy (like myself) and how to do comedy well (like really myself) get the chance to hear from industry veterans how it's done.
I have no DOUBT that he will succeed in his goal of getting Dave Chappelle on a future episode--and I will be attending as many tapings of his show as I can get to.
This is one of the best comedy podcasts I have ever heard!!
This is a super helpful podcast for not only local comedians, but comedians throughout the country! I tried to write a review earlier but it seems to have dropped into the void. What I had said in an earlier review is that there aren’t many resources for new comedians and this really presents the nuts and bolts that are helpful to your journey. Really essential.
Funny conversations and great host!
I’ve enjoyed this show not only for all the great insight about comedy, but also because it hilarious. Anthony is a great Host!