68 episodes

Hosted by comedian Jim Tews, “Quitting Comedy” is a sit-down with comics, writers, and performers that focuses on why its guests keep pursuing such a silly endeavor, and what they’d be doing with their lives if they'd taken a different path. It’s a little bit about being a comedian, and a lot about being a person.

Email the podcast - quittingcomedypodcast@gmail.com

Quitting Comedy with Jim Tews Jim Tews

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    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Hosted by comedian Jim Tews, “Quitting Comedy” is a sit-down with comics, writers, and performers that focuses on why its guests keep pursuing such a silly endeavor, and what they’d be doing with their lives if they'd taken a different path. It’s a little bit about being a comedian, and a lot about being a person.

Email the podcast - quittingcomedypodcast@gmail.com

    #66 - Gary Vider

    #66 - Gary Vider

    Another fun convo with two laid back dudes. Gary is a dog whisperer, and he's incredibly funny. You might've seen him on America's Got Talent, Conan, Colbert, or hustling all over New York City. 

    @GaryVider
    @jimtews
    quittingcomedypodcast@gmail.com

    • 51 min
    #65 - I Started Skateboarding Again

    #65 - I Started Skateboarding Again

    A quick solo update! Enjoy!

    • 24 min
    #64 - Billy Wayne Davis

    #64 - Billy Wayne Davis

    I was able to hang with Billy Wayne Davis for a bit while he was in town. He's got great stories, and an incredibly sharp point of view. Take a listen, and go see Billy Wayne live - bwdtour.com

    quittingcomedypodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #63 - Samantha Ruddy

    #63 - Samantha Ruddy

    I hung out with the hilarious and charming Sam Ruddy last week. I think this was the first comic under 30 that I've interviewed. Not that age means much in comedy, but I wanted to hear from someone who started comedy in a post-twitter world, and wasn't grumpy yet. 

    @samlymatters
    @jimtews
    quittingcomedypodcast@gmail.com

    • 38 min
    #62 - Jordan Temple

    #62 - Jordan Temple

    I hung out with Jordan Temple this week for a quick talk about Mr. Bean, writing for TV, and accidentally writing two successful parody plays. We had a good time. I hope you do too.

    @jimtews
    @jordyploy

    quittingcomedypodcast@gmail.com

    • 49 min
    #61 - I Didn't Do Anything Dumb This Week

    #61 - I Didn't Do Anything Dumb This Week

    Another solo episode. Had a Friday night off, and got self-indulgent. 

    quittingcomedypodcast@gmail.com

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Listening in Manhattan ,

Love this podcast

I am late to the game but I just discovered this podcast and after listening to the first few episodes I am here to say, if you love standup, give it a listen. Jim interviews one talented comedian after another. I remember the brilliant Claudia Cogan when she was starting out in the New York standup scene back in the late 90s and dabbling in improv at UCB. So it was great to catch up on her story. I know 2020 was a rough year for comedy but I hope Jim produces more episodes as the pandemic hopefully winds down.

Jo on ,

Funny, light, poignant

The show has conversations both light and insightful from working comics from New York and beyond. Jim’s years of experience brings out the best in these guests because they know he’s the real deal and are open to commiserate the joys and not-joys of devoting your life to the craft. Always look forward to new episodes and have learned a lot by listening.

Ebrannnnn ,

Cleveland’s Finest

Cleveland’s finest, been following him for a long time. Good podcasts with good interviews.

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