Let's Talk About Sets!

Let's Talk About Sets!

Latest Episodes

Episode 058 PAIN – Patrick Holbert: “Who is doing the emotional lifting?”
March 16, 2020

The delightful charm monster, Patrick Holbert, joins us to pick away at PAIN in stand-up comedy. We talk about how pain is the source of much of stand-up, both physical and emotional, and how usually the audience needs to know that the pain is ultimate...

Episode 057 GAY SHIT – Jay Jurden: “Perform for the audience you have”
February 07, 2020

The "illustrious" Jay Jurden gayly talks about gay humor and also humor about gayness in this episode where we examine the relationship between stand-up comedy, homosexuality, and homophobia, tracing a path from Richard Pryor to the present.

Episode 056 MORALITY – Roy Wood Jr: “It’s fun to juggle dynamite”
December 10, 2019

The Daily Show's Roy Wood Jr. examines MORALITY in the context of stand-up comedy and gives real advice to young comics. Some of the best parts of the interview are at the end where we talk about the road, how Roy worked the system to get ahead,

Episode 055 CALLBACKS – LeClerc Andre: “Instant in-jokes”
October 21, 2019

NBC's Bring The Funny & Fallon alum, LeClerc Andre, explains CALLBACKS in stand-up comedy via jokes by Patrice O'Neal, Moshe Kasher, and LeClerc himself.

Episode 054 CLEAN (2 of 2) – Steven Rogers: “Mastery: when you’re such a genius, you’re an idiot”
September 13, 2019

In this second part of our CLEAN comedy interview of the pathologically nice Steven Rogers, we jump right into great material. We listen, laugh, and geek out over it through the lens of everything we explored about clean comedy in part one,

Episode 053 CLEAN (1 of 2) – Steven Rogers: “It’s a safe bet”
August 23, 2019

It’s hard to say whether Steven Rogers is nicer than he is funny or vice-a-versa, but with Stephen Colbert and Brian Regan giving him their official thumbs up, the formula works. Steven will hate this description, but he’s so neighborly,

Episode 052 PRESENCE – Bret Raybould: “Don’t give a fuck if this goes well”
June 28, 2019

The way-too-likable, philosophically funny comic, Bret Raybould, explores the role of PRESENCE in stand-up from a makeshift recording studio inside Bret's private plane. We break this topic down into "being present" and "stage presence",

Episode 051 COMEDIC STORYTELLING YES AGAIN – Jeff Simmermon: “Building a gobstopper from the inside out”
May 14, 2019

The loquacious, award-winning raconteur and NYC stand-up comic, Jeff Simmermon, hopped on the mic for the show's second foray into COMEDIC STORYTELLING using the principles he has taught and written about. This episode features his own published materi...

Episode 050 CONTRAST – Usama Siddiquee: “Contrast is the basis of all humor”
April 15, 2019

Former NYC comedy wunderkind, now a full grown rocket-to-the-top funny manchild, Usama Siddiquee, returns to the show to explore the central pillar of laughter, CONTRAST, through killer bits by Nate Bargatze, Andrew Schulz, and Demetri Martin.

Episode 049 FAMILY – Jackie Kashian: “Be a whole person”
March 22, 2019

Hilarious comedy legend, Jackie Kashian, explains how to joke about FAMILY in stand-up via bits from her 4 albums, incl. #1 best seller, "I Am Not The Hero Of This Story"