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Ep 181 Chris McGuire "From Boston Stages To Comedy Central"

Behind The Funny

Release Date: 02/25/2021

Ep 197 Cal Verduchi Ep 197 Cal Verduchi "The Reason Valium Was Invented"

Behind The Funny

Cal Verduchi joins us in the Acement this week. Not only is he the reason valium was invented, he is the reason Scott is a comedian. This episode was 5 seasons in the making, Ace & Scott talk to Cal about how he helped Scott get started as a comic and then we talk to Cal about his start in Boston and his years on the road. Check out Cal at https://www.facebook.com/cverduchi. BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod

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Ep 196 Jackie Flynn Ep 196 Jackie Flynn "I Feel Like Jackie Flynn Up Here"

Behind The Funny

You've seen Jackie Flynn in just about every Farrelly Brothers movie or maybe on King of Queens. Did you know he's a stand up from Boston who was discovered by the Farrelly's when they watched him perform stand up? What uber famous star did he make laugh at his wow moment and how was his name used at his funny bad gig? Learn that and more in this weeks episode. Check out Jackie at https://www.jackieflynn.com/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod 

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Ep 195 Andrew Kennedy Ep 195 Andrew Kennedy "Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover"

Behind The Funny

Andrew Kennedy joins us in the Acement this week. Andrew has an amazing story, his father is from England and his mother is from Columbia. Andrew is fluent in Spanish but looks like someone you'd meet at an English pub. His stories from growing up, trying stand up, to filming a pilot for CBS made for a very entertaining conversation. Check out Andrew at www.andrewkennedylive.com. Get your BTF merch at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/scott-higgins

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Ep 194 Rich Walker Ep 194 Rich Walker "The 9,647th Biggest Name In Show Business"

Behind The Funny

Rich Walker came up through the Long Island comedy scene with some pretty big names. He not only became a regular at NY comedy clubs, he quickly became a favorite at clubs all over the country. You can tell why from his quick wit and likability. Ace had worked with Rich before but Scott had not and they quickly hit it off. Check out Rich at http://www.richwalkerlive.com/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod

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Ep 193 Dave Russo Ep 193 Dave Russo "Off The Road & In The Convent"

Behind The Funny

Long time friend Dave Russo joins Scott and Ace in the Acement this week. Dave was the inagaural winner of the Boston Comedy Festival and was on A&E's The Entertainer but how did he get his start. Dave was on the show where one of our hosts had his first time on stage, was it Ace or Scott? Check out Dave at https://daverussocomedy.com/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod 

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Ep 189 Tom Hayes Ep 189 Tom Hayes "A Comedy Career Built One Foot At A Time"

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Comedian Tom Hayes joins us in the Acement this week. Tom has an amazing story. Lost a leg to cancer at 13, started in medical sales and using jokes to break the ice led to him going into comedy. He eventually won a Showtime regional comedy search. Who's the comedy icon he lost to in the national Showtime comedy search? Listen and find out. Check out Tom at https://thomasjhayes.com/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod 

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Ep 192 Shea Spillane Ep 192 Shea Spillane "B***hes Beware; The Return Of Shea"

Behind The Funny

Shea Spillane joins us in the Acement for this episode.  She was making a name for herself quickly in her comedy career. Dad encouraged comedy at younger age knowing it was her calling, but the career was derailed by a personal battle. She was amazingly candid even though it was her first time sharing her story publicly. It led to a great story of a run in with a former high school b***h. Check out Shea at www.instagram.com/sheaspillane/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod 

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Ep 191 Al Romas Ep 191 Al Romas "One Of The Talking Dicks"

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Al Romas is this weeks guest in the Acement. Ace and Scott discuss Al's comedy career, his collaboration with Al Ducharme on The Two Dicks web series and how The Two Dicks isn't the best web search for a web series or podcast. Check out Al at https://www.instagram.com/iamalromas/ . BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod 

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Ep 190 Mark Riccadonna Ep 190 Mark Riccadonna "Comedy Found Him"

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This is our first episode recorded Live in the Acement on Twitch.tv/drinksjokesnstorytelling. Ace and I were only recording thru his laptop mic but didn't know until the end. We're honored to have Mark Riccadonna as our first live guest. Mark started as an actor, managed a comedy club, and filled in when acts were needed. He's entertained the troops and contributed writing to SNL, not bad. Check Mark out at http://markriccadonna.com/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod 

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Ep 188 Rhonda Corey Ep 188 Rhonda Corey "Talk Is Cheap"

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Our good friend Rhonda Corey joins us in the Acement for a talk about her successful online show "Talk Is Cheap" and how comedians handle streaming shows.  Check out Rhonda at https://www.facebook.com/rhondacoreycomedy/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod 

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You may not know Chris McGuire at first glance but you know his work. As a writer on several Comedy Central roasts and shows to executive producing Martha and Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge, his work is well known. Did you know he started as a stand up comic? Listen to his journey from stage to page. Follow Chris at https://www.instagram.com/chris8675309/?hl=en Support BTF at https://www.patreon.com/behindthefunny or http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod