No I.D. was created as a different outlet to give flowers to the guests as well has give out jewels to the listeners. No I.D. is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives. on subjects ranging from sex to controversial topics to race to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage. No I.D. is candid unscripted with the Host/Creator/Comedian Rome Davis.https://noidmediallc.komi.io
Laughter Unscripted: Cletus Kassady's Take on Comedy
Prepare to crack a rib as we unearth the laughter treasure with our guest, the uproarious Cletus Kassady. Ever wondered how a seasoned comedian navigates the world of comedy? Well, Cletus gives us a hilarious sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes world of comedy, shedding light on his natural wit and humor that has been his defense mechanism since childhood. This knee-slapper of an episode takes you through Cletus's journey from radio to BET and opening for prominent comedian Ali Siddiq, all while staying true to his authentic self and his dedication to his comic craft. And oh, the celebrities he's met along the way - Magic Johnson, DC Curry, and DL Hughley to name a few! But Cletus's humble charm remains unscathed, reminding us that stars are just people too.
But the comedy industry isn't all fun and games. We discuss the challenges comedians face in an industry that can be surprisingly competitive and the impact of social media - a blessing and a curse. It may launch careers, but it can also dilute the essence of comedy. But fear not, we believe in the power of collaboration, much like Kevin Hart and the Plastic Cup Boys. We also yearn for Virginia, Cletus's home state, to become a recognized talent hub where comedians can thrive. In our quest to understand the art of comedy, we dive into the transitions comedians often make, drawing from Eddie Murphy's venture into reggae music. And of course, Cletus's innovative vision for a more organized comedy scene in Virginia couldn't go unnoticed.
Strap in for a ride through the world of comedy, with Cletus Kassady unique insights into the industry he loves, his determination to evolve, and his views on comedy merchandise. And guess what? The laughter doesn't stop here. We have an upcoming comedy special featuring Cletus Kassady himself, and we couldn't be more thrilled! So, join us, share in the laughs, learn a thing or two about the comedy industry, and show your support for Cletus Kassady,a comedian who knows how to keep the laughter rolling!
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Branding in Wrestling: A Candid Discussion with Naja Sism
Get ready for a spectacular conversation with the incredible Nigah Sism, a wrestler whose journey in merging his music character with wrestling persona for branding is truly inspiring. This episode unfolds with Nigah's fascinating discourse on the significance of face paint in wrestling, its influence from his favorite wrestlers and how it has become a part of his unique branding. He also reveals the story behind his viral video with his son that has garnered over a million views and discusses his commitment to Platinum Championship Wrestling.
As the episode progresses, I recount my personal experiences and the rollercoaster ride of returning to wrestling in 2020. The journey was marked with challenges and victories, from being booked on multiple shows, challenging for world championships, to selling out arenas. I also share the thrilling story of my match with Alex Kane and how it has brought me a step closer to my dream of wrestling overseas.
In the concluding segment, Nigah and I delve into the crucial aspects of maintaining a strong and quality-driven brand in the wrestling business. We explore the pitfalls of putting too much emphasis on rankings and lists instead of personal brand development, discuss the importance of professionalism and consistency, and conclude with some invaluable advice for aspiring wrestlers. This episode is a goldmine of insights and experiences from wrestling veterans, sure to inspire and guide anyone aspiring to make their mark in this sport.
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Seaton Smith's Comedy Journey
Curious about the rollercoaster journey of a comedian who has worked his way up from performing in sushi restaurants to selling out Madison Square Garden? Well, brace yourselves for an intriguing conversation with the acclaimed Seaton Smith. Bursting onto the scene with his unique style of comedy, Seaton has won hearts across the globe on platforms such as Comedy Central and The Malaney Show. Our chitchat with him dives into the depths of his career, exploring his process, the evolution of his craft, and his experiences rubbing shoulders with comedy legends like Paul Mooney and Dick Gregory.
Would you believe if we told you that comedy can be a lifeline in the most challenging situations? Seaton Smith, a beacon of resilience and creativity, shares this belief. From performing in a room with just three people and a TV to engaging a crowded arena, Seaton's journey is an inspiring tale of tenacity. His insights on the art of comedy, the necessity of criticism, and the importance of studying and networking with other comedians are bound to be a treasure trove for both budding and seasoned comedians.
Join us as we discuss the evolution of rap music, the culture of hip-hop in the late 90s, and how it transformed the market dynamics. Seaton Smith, with his love for improvisation and his upcoming album and tour, talks about the thrill of his performances and the excitement of hearing the people walking into his shows. Get ready to be inspired by the lessons learned from a comedian who has successfully navigated the unpredictable and demanding world of comedy. Tune in and expect a good laugh coupled with inspiring insights from Seaton Smith's comedic journey.
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The Journey of Multifaceted Filmmaker Tye Banks: From Hip-Hop to Hollywood
Curiosity piqued about the journey of a multifaceted filmmaker who wears many hats, from director to actor? You're in for a treat as we sit down with Type Banks, a hip-hop artist turned respected figure in the entertainment industry. Journey with us as we delve into his fascinating transition into the world of film, his creative process for generating captivating movie concepts, and the essence of acting as an art form. His insights into how his movie, To Be, opened new doors for Black creatives to authentically narrate their stories are truly inspiring.
Is the advent of streaming platforms shaping theatrical narratives and viewer experiences? Here's your chance to get the inside scoop. Our conversation delves into the impact of contemporary socio-political situations like George Floyd's tragic event on Netflix, the approach to creating slavery movies, and the enigma surrounding the popularity of gangster movies among Black audiences. We also shed light on the challenges of involving Black people in the Hollywood business, the influential role of 50 Cent in the entertainment industry, and the success of 2B originals like Cinnamon featuring Pam Grier and Damon Wayans.
Ever wondered how to harness the power of social media platforms to showcase your creative work? Type Banks gives you a front-row seat to his experience. You'll get a first-hand account of how he navigated the dynamic social media landscape to amplify the reach of his projects. As an added bonus, he shares invaluable advice for aspiring filmmakers and artists on creating an impactful project. Wrapping up with a dash of humor, we dive into comedian Rome's upcoming YAS comedy tour, his views on the importance of supporting creators, and a candid chat about the trials and triumphs spanning his past decade in the industry.
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Comedian and Therapist, Dr. Holly
What happens when comedy collides with therapy? You get an uproarious, soul-searching conversation with our special guest, Dr. Holly, a comedian, author, actor, and licensed therapist. As we enter her world, we challenge the status quo of comedy, shedding light on the controversial term "chasing ambulances" and discussing the importance of creativity when writing about current events. Buckle up, folks, because this episode is a rollercoaster of laughter and revelations.
Comedy isn't all sunshine and roses; it comes with its fair share of thorns. Dr. Holly fills us in on the rocky road of challenges that comedians have to navigate. From audiences quick to take offense, to the struggle of staying relevant and true to oneself, we dig deep into the comedy industry. But fear not! Our guest also highlights the power of a small circle of supportive people, an essential element in the survival kit of every comedian.
Ready for some insider tips on making it big in comedy? Dr. Holly shares the secret sauce: putting in the reps. From her grandmother's open grills inspiring her to her journey of getting her own grill from a licensed orthodontist in Atlanta, Dr. Holly leaves no stone unturned. We examine the contrasts between comedy scenes in New York and Philadelphia, and how geography can influence a comic's success. They say laughter is the best medicine, and by the end of this episode, we promise you'll be thoroughly 'medicated' and inspired.
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Get familiar with the multifaceted and hilarious Ghetto Rache. This episode brings you up close and personal with the comedian, author, actor, writer, and producer. We kick off with exploring his unique moniker and his audacious journey from his first open mic night to the comedic force he is today. Rache unravels how he cultivated courage to take the spotlight and the vital role his supportive community played in finding his audience.
Brace yourself, as we traverse through the gritty challenges of stand-up comedy. Ghetto Rache gets candid about handling tough rooms, the art of winning over diverse audiences, and the reality of bombing. He underscores the importance of perseverance in honing one's craft and the power of a loyal fan base. Furthermore, Rache enlightens us on the nuances of preparation, practice, and collaboration in stand-up comedy and the secret to establishing a resonating rapport with audiences.
Last but not least, we delve into Rache's ventures beyond comedy. We discuss his books, shoe designs, and the anticipation around his upcoming movie 'Hitalik 3' and comedy special 'Ghetto Ratchi' on Amazon Prime. A notable mention was the positive impact 'To Be' has had on Rache's career, providing him with a platform to showcase his work. To round off, we turn the spotlight on Rache's signature blue robe with a yellow belt, and how a professional cowboy hat would be the cherry on top. Tune in for a laugh-out-loud conversation with Ghetto Rache!
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Unique and compelling!
Really made me think, a must listen!
Lionel Harris Episode
Yo. Do yourself a favor and give this podcast a listen. Love the episode with the dude Lionel Harris. Pretty deep cat for a comedian. I checked out some of his stuff after hearing it here. Dude is dope! Thanks Rome for exposing us to some dope new talent out here! Imma keep listening ✊🏾
A raw breath of fresh air!
I love that this podcast does hold back!