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Cold Read is a podcast where hosts Alex Collyard and Gubby Kubik invite comedians to cold read original sketches, amongst other things.

Cold Read Alex Collyard & Gubby Kubik

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Cold Read is a podcast where hosts Alex Collyard and Gubby Kubik invite comedians to cold read original sketches, amongst other things.

    S2E5 | Spooktacular Finale! | Damian Johnson, Lauren Schwein, Mike Trost

    S2E5 | Spooktacular Finale! | Damian Johnson, Lauren Schwein, Mike Trost

    OOOooooOOOooooOO!!! It’s a very special Halloween episode of Cold Read for the Season 2 Finale! And we have some very special guests, 3/4ths of the the sketch comedy group/podcast “The Kennedy Nixon Brigade” (links below). This week, we finally get to know Gubby, Mike Trost becomes a s****y werewolf AND a s****y rhinoceros, Lauren Schwein farts something SPOOOKY, and Damian Johnson accidentally says the name of the place he works at with kids (listen closely!). It’s been an amazing ride everyone, THANKS FOR LISTENING!



    Damian Johnson, Lauren Schwein and Mike Trost are three members of the Minneapolis sketch comedy group Nixon vs Kennedy. Their podcast is available on their website, nixonvskennedy.wordpress.com. Individually,they are:

    Mike Trost – One half of the improv duo Kiss Kiss Slap and one ninth of improv mega-group Snack Time. Both groups have been featured at HUGE Theater in Minneapolis, MN. You can find him staring off into space at any number of parks, or fake making out with Lauren Schwein for kicks. You can follow him on twitter @marcotoast

    Lauren Schwein – The other half of the improv duo Kiss Kiss Slap and a different one ninth of the improv mega-group Snack Time. She’s funnier and prettier than both Mike and Damian combined. She can be seen fake making out with Mike Trost or staring angrily at the ocean. You can follow her on twitter @lorenahobbit

    Damian Johnson – A man with artistic accomplishments that are even more impressive when you consider that he is just a brain in a jar hooked up to a video camera and voicebox. Damian is also an improviser (appearing in shows like T2P2) and a real life actor in lots of stuff, like Live Action Set’s the 7-Shot Symphony, but not Skyscraper! (because that’s a musical that doesn’t exist).

    S2E4 | Aric McKeown, Jane White, Sidney Oxborough | Cold Read

    S2E4 | Aric McKeown, Jane White, Sidney Oxborough | Cold Read

    On the fourth episode of Cold Read season 2, Aric reveals why his voice is so so sexy, Jane explores the world of cartoon weaponry, and Sid gets take out. Also, Gubby plays Jeff as Jeff is replaced by Walker Martin (for this episode, at least). We hope you like Ansel Adams! He makes books that only have pictures in them.

    Aric McKeown is an improvisor and podcaster and podcast network overlord. Which podcast network? WHY THE VERY ONE WE ARE HOSTED ON OF COURSE! You can hear his science exploration and comedy podcast, Regret Labs, on NoisePicnic. You can also see him improvise with the super star cast of Show X every Monday night at HUGE Theater. Follow him on twitter @Aric

    Jane White is an improvisor in Minneapolis and you can also see her at HUGE Theater in the months of November and December on Saturday nights at 10:30 as a part of The Followers Of Djibosh. Follow her on twitter @waniebadado

    Sidney Oxborough is an improvisor, stand-up, podcaster, and sketch comedian in Minneapolis. Listen to his comedy podcast, Upstairs Podcast, featuring local Minneapolis stand-ups. You can see his improvised stand-up show, Think Fast!, every 3rd Thursday of each month at Comedy Corner Underground. He will also be a part of HUGE Theater’s Throwback night during January and February. So keep an eye out! Follow Sid on twitter @NewSid

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S2E3 | Justina Cegelski, Gubby Kubik, Bradley Machov | Cold Read

    S2E3 | Justina Cegelski, Gubby Kubik, Bradley Machov | Cold Read

    Whoa! Something happened to episode 3! It seems our normal feed was disrupted by a feed from an alternate dimension, broadcasting a different version of the Cold Read Podcast where Max Maliga is Alex’s co-host. Listen, as Gubby mists, Bradley bits, and Justina lists! And Jeff meets some new friends in the latest addition of TRAoJ. AND boners. So many boners… Thanks Max.



    Justina Cegelski is a improvisor from Minneapolis and is currently in need of your support! Please donate to her ailing face so that she can continue to make us giggle with her genie’s hilarious lists (she can’t summon Justini if her teeth are allowed to keep trying to kill her).

    Bradley is a Comedy Sportzer and improvisor in Minneapolis. He and his group The Followers Of Djibosh are playing at HUGE Theater this September. He also founded the Minneapolis Sketch Collective with Alex, a place to share and write sketches FOR EVERYONE.

    Gubby co-hosts the real version of Cold Read.

    Max Maliga just got a new job and is auditioning for some California based sketch groups… so wish him luck!!

    PRAISE DJIBOSH

    • 1 hr 18 min
    S2E2 | Mandy Sellers, Adrianne Gagnon, Erin Goldsmith | guest writer Laura Salvas | Cold Read

    S2E2 | Mandy Sellers, Adrianne Gagnon, Erin Goldsmith | guest writer Laura Salvas | Cold Read

    On the second episode of season 2 of Cold Read, Gubby and Alex wipe the blood of the Vancougars off their hands and take on some Torontosaurses. Mandy mementos Erin, Erin rap battles Adrianne, and Adrianne redoes high-school. Also, Jeff meets his mother(s) in the second edition of The Reluctant Adventures of Jeff. On this episode, everyone is a gagnon! GAGNON GAGNON GAGNON!



    Mandy Sellers, Erin Goldsmith, and Adrianne Gagnon make up the entirety of the Canada based improv group We’re From Here. BUT THEY EXIST OUTSIDE OF THE GROUP… here’s some other cool stuff they do:

    Mandy Sellers is one half of a terrific sketch duo with this week’s (apparently non-consensual) featured guest writer Laura Salvas called Two Weird Ladies. They have some awesome videos of their live shows.

    Adrianne Gagnon is executive producer of the Toronto Big City Improv Festival.

    Erin Goldsmith is currently performing as part of the Harold group June Boy at iO Chicago.

    TWITTER:

    Adrianne – @Auntyad

    Mandy – @MandySellers

    Alex – @jerrysienfeld1

    Gubby – @gubsgubby

    Podcast – @ColdReadPodcast

     

    S2E1 | Hannah Wydeven, Jordan Moore, Michael Augustine | Cold Read

    S2E1 | Hannah Wydeven, Jordan Moore, Michael Augustine | Cold Read

    SEASON PREMIER | SEASON 2: TV ON THE RADIO 



    On the season premier of Cold Read Podcast, Hannah is interventioned, Michael steals nail polish, Jordan transforms, Gubby murders for gift cards, and Alex is racist. Also, the very first edition of The Reluctant Adventures of Jeff.

    Michael Augustine and Jordan Moore join together the wonderful traveling Canandian improv duo NBA Hall of Famer.

    Hannah Wydeven is part of the long running and massively talented Show X at HUGE Theater in Minneapolis. She also runs the Minneapolis CrossFit gym Solcana CrossFit (also on facebook)

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

lschwein ,

Ridiculously Funny

This podcast is hilarious. Definitely worth a listen.

Nickname Mikename ,

Sketch-y Comedy

It's like SNL if the cast immediately talked about the sketches they just performed and also had no idea what they were about to read. Which I guess would make Alex the Kenan Thompson and Gubbi the Kate McKinnon and Jeff the…I don't know, Lorne Michaels?

Its really good.

DanjerCat ,

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