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Ep 197 Cal Verduchi "The Reason Valium Was Invented"

Behind The Funny

Release Date: 06/17/2021

Ep 203 Behind The Funny Podcast Update show art Ep 203 Behind The Funny Podcast Update

Behind The Funny

After a comedy of issues before the podcast began, Scott and Ace take you behind the scenes of Behind The Funny. They talk about the run of guests they've had current and future, upcoming gigs, and working on material. A special guest closes the show. BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod

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Ep 202 Richie Byrne Ep 202 Richie Byrne "Drinks Jokes N Storytelling"

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Richie Byrne is in the Acement this week. Ace and Scott were looking forward to this after the Drinks Jokes and Storytelling's World Record online comedy show. Richie was a constant during the 100 hrs of that show and is an great storyteller. He is the warm up comic on the Dr Oz show and an accomplished singer and actor. Richie and Mark Riccadonna started https://www.twitch.tv/drinksjokesnstorytelling and BTF is proud to be part of it. Check him out at https://www.facebook.com/richiebyrnecomedy/

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Ep 201 Ep 201 "A Wicked Fun Podcast"

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Brian Beaudoin and Frank Gazzero from the Wicked Funny Podcast joined us in the Acement for this weeks podcast. We talked about the celebrity that sang happy birthday to Brian, strange places for gigs, Frank's inability as an IT guy, and what did Scott defile at Ace's house waiting for Ace to show up. It was a crazy episode and a lot of fun. Check out the Wicked Funny Podcast at http://thewickedfunnypodcast.weebly.com/

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Ep 200 Sean Morey Ep 200 Sean Morey "The Fuse That Ignited The Boston Comedy Boom"

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Sean Morey is a guest Scott and Ace have wanted on for awhile. His name has been mentioned by many guests as the guy who should be credited with start of the Boston Comedy Scene. He started as a street performer, eventually noticed by a talent scout for the Tonight Show. Performed several times during Johnny Carson and Jay Leno's time. Sean is known for his musical numbers especially "The Man Song". Check out Sean at https://www.seanmorey.com/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod

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Ep 199 Brian Kiley Ep 199 Brian Kiley "From the Ding Ho to Conan"

Behind The Funny

Mention Brian Kiley to any comedian in Boston and you'll hear amazing writer,storyteller and funny funny jokes. He started at the famous Ding Ho in Cambridge and worked his way onto the the Conan writing staff, eventually becoming the head monolouge writer. What guest was his favorite? What music legends did he share a dressing room with? Scott and Ace find out from the Acement. Check out Brian at https://www.briankiley.com/ BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod 

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Ding Ho Reunion Show show art SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Ding Ho Reunion Show

Behind The Funny

Scott and Ace loved having Jimmy Tingle on and hearing stories of the Ding Ho Comedy Club and the amazing list of comics who performed there.  Last year there was a Ding Ho Reunion show on zoom to raise money for Barry Crimmins wife Helen. Well that show is being rebroadcast to help Helen with her medical expenses. Go to www.jimmytingle.com to get your ticket to watch an unbelievable show and help out a member of the Boston comedy community.

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Ep 198 Jimmy Tingle Ep 198 Jimmy Tingle "Any Comedian Can Get Laughs"

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Jimmy Tingle joins Scott and Ace in the Acement this week. Jimmy was one of the original Boston Ding Ho comics. He made it onto the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, had his own HBO One Night Stand comedy special, was a correspondent on 60 Minutes Wednesdays and ran for Lt Governor of Mass. Not bad for a guy who started as a street performer. Jimmy is always interesting, relevant, and funny. Check out Jimmy at www.jimmytingle.com

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

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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"

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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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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