"Wild" Bill Dykes breaks down the history of comedy in New Orleans from 1998-2016. I caught up with Bill at NOCAF festival 2016 at the La Nuit comedy theater amongst an outpouring of twitter and Facebook hate from a rival New Orleans comedy cliche.
Rick Shapiro is in New Orleans shooting the film, Heart Baby, and is surrounded by twilight stars.
He talks about his therapists, and his life as an artist.
Jack Mudd joins the Highway Diary podcast to talk about the current state of his comedy career. He talks about finding the perfect balance between work and art.
Jack and I first met as improvisors in Los Angeles, and now he's living just outside Denver. We got a chance to talk near Christmas 2015, while I was visiting family.
Joseph P. Larkin joins the Highway Diary podcast to discuss how he was banned from the open mic at Carrolton St.
Just a few short weeks away from a mega-show at the Joy Theater, Allison Hotard joins the Highway Diary podcast to fill us in on how she got there. Allison is a hilarious comic, who holds nothing back.
Dec 11th Joy Theater Tix:
Mikey Swenson joins the Highway Diary podcast to talk about the night he had to leave New Orleans. Turns out, the life of an impulsive comic can lead you into a cadillac for a night of smoking and selling crack and drinking and driving with a stranger. Perhaps a wake-up call can come at the best time. Mikey Swenson, a revealing interview, and a road-trip to Point Pleasant, NJ.
I stop into the C Free and DJ Tandem show for a reluctant simulcast. Kelly Stone is the guest. Lots of accusations are thrown my way.
The C Free and DJ Tandem show:
Mohammed From Dubai joins the Highway Diary for a second time. We learn about having multiple Muslim wives.
I fight the Orleans Parish "Photo Safety Program."
UNO CWW MFA student Andy Vaught talks about getting his masters in Playwriting. How he got engaged and building play sets.
Theater of the Deranged II available on Blu Ray:
Groupon for Sunday Roast Battle:
Andy's Play on Paperback:
Kelly Stone is a mom, a comic, a college professor, a theater manager, the Co-Host of Hot Mess. She's an overall hard working lady. You'll see.
Theater of the Deranged 2: