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Rated G is an unscripted, unedited, free-flowing conversation podcast hosted by stand-up comedian Gary G. Garcia and produced by Brian T. Licata. The duo researches topics in real-time and provides commentary on everything from pop culture to current events. With fearless interviews, guests, and personal stories, every comment is a risk that could potentially get them canceled.



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Rated G is an unscripted, unedited, free-flowing conversation podcast hosted by stand-up comedian Gary G. Garcia and produced by Brian T. Licata. The duo researches topics in real-time and provides commentary on everything from pop culture to current events. With fearless interviews, guests, and personal stories, every comment is a risk that could potentially get them canceled.



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    201: Comedy Confessions with Gary, Brian, and Adam Gabel

    201: Comedy Confessions with Gary, Brian, and Adam Gabel

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    Welcome back to another engaging episode of Rated G with Gary G. Garcia and Brian T. Licata. This time, we’re joined by our friend and fellow comedian, Adam Gabel, known for his sharp wit and relatable humor. Dive into the lighter side of life’s challenges and the peculiar corners of urban culture in an episode filled with laughter and surprising insights.

    Chapters:

    00:00:00 - Kickoff to Rated G: Why We Started Late Today

    00:08:08 - Insider Stories: Mafia Allegiances and Secrets

    00:15:35 - Comedian Roast: Rating Each Other’s Stand-Up Skills

    00:23:18 - Behind the Scenes: Achieving High-Quality Video Production

    00:30:45 - Navigating the New York Housing Crunch: A Closer Look

    00:38:39 - Hot Takes on Average Guys with Stunning Wives

    00:46:55 - Unforgettable Comedy Night at the Bath House

    00:54:39 - The Art of Traveling Light & Impact of Charitable Giving

    01:02:57 - The Humor of Apartment Laundry Room Dramas

    01:11:02 - Mishaps and Adventures: Comedy Tour Troubles

    01:18:30 - Rants from the Road: NYC Food Truck Fiascos

    01:26:16 - Life’s Little Annoyances: Hot Dogs & Toll Booth Woes

    01:33:30 - Discussing Trends: Cosmetic Surgery and AI Innovations

    01:41:31 - Daredevil Comedy: Joking from the Rooftops

    01:49:27 - Crafting Jokes: Prepping for an Open Mic Night

    01:57:34 - Exposing Corruption: When Medical Advice Goes Wrong

    02:05:37 - Don’t Miss Out: Exciting Upcoming Events at AC Jokes.com

    Our episode kicks off with a humorous explanation of our tardy start, setting the stage for a series of entertaining and insightful discussions. Explore the shadowy world of mafia allegiances as Adam shares firsthand stories about choosing sides and the implications it has on personal lives.

    We then switch gears to a roast session, critiquing each other’s comedy styles, and revealing the quirks behind our performances. Gain an insider’s look at how we ensure top-notch video quality for our sketches and performances, striving to perfect the art that reaches our viewers.

    Our discussion spans global topics from the comfort of our studio as we chat about traveling light, the impact of charitable giving, and the everyday comedy of apartment living with tales from the laundry room. Adam adds his flavor to the mix, sharing mishaps and adventures from comedy tours, followed by our group’s hilarious rants about the trials of New York City food trucks and everyday frustrations with hot dogs and toll booths.



    Tune in to this episode for a rollercoaster of emotions—from laughter to critical reflections, all presented with our unique comedic flair. Subscribe and hit the bell to never miss out on our takes on life, comedy, and everything in between. Let’s keep the laughter rolling and the conversations deep. For more information on Adam Gabel and his comedy, visit adamtellsjokes.com

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    Hosted by stand-up comedian Gary G. Garcia and produced by Brian T. Licata, Rated G is where free-flowing conversation meets fearless commentary. From pop culture to current events, no topic is off-limits and every episode is an adventure.

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    • 2 hr 7 min
    200: Celebrating Our 200th Episode Comedy, Controversy, and Conspiracies

    200: Celebrating Our 200th Episode Comedy, Controversy, and Conspiracies

    ⁠⁠A Brian T. Licata Production⁠⁠⁠⁠


    Chapters:
    00:00:00 - Celebrating Our 200th Episode with Gary G. Garcia & Brian T. Licata
    00:06:15 - Virtual vs. Real Life: How We Act Differently
    00:12:32 - Earning Through YouTube: Tips for Monetization
    00:18:49 - The Role of Open Mics in Networking and Comedy Growth
    00:24:44 - Exploring Different Comedy Styles and Influences
    00:30:55 - The Challenges of Content Monetization and Censorship
    00:37:39 - Swapping Comedy for Courtrooms: A Comedian Turns Lawyer
    00:44:02 - Behind the Scenes of Filming Comedy for YouTube
    00:50:11 - Law Enforcement and Community Safety Insights
    01:00:26 - Dealing with Disappointment and Moving Forward
    01:02:12 - Motivating Factors Behind Law Enforcement Policies
    01:08:47 - Revisiting Moon Landing Theories: Facts vs. Fiction
    01:15:48 - Taking Pride in Your Achievements: Personal Stories
    01:22:04 - The Journey of Cultivating Unique Plants
    01:28:28 - Gary's Journey: Maintaining Resilience Amid Challenges
    01:34:57 - Addressing Online Conflicts and Commentary
    01:41:40 - Strategies for Promoting Your Comedy Shows

    Join us for the landmark 200th episode of RatedG, hosted by the dynamic duo Gary G. Garcia and Brian T. Licata. This special episode unpacks a treasure trove of topics beginning with the intriguing differences between our online personas and real-life actions.

    Discover essential tips on successfully monetizing your YouTube channel and what it truly takes to get there. Gain insights into the pivotal role of open mics in comedy, networking, and how these informal gatherings can significantly boost a comedian’s career.

    Explore the diverse comedy world through discussions on various comedy styles and what makes each unique. We also delve into the often challenging aspects of content monetization and how modern comedians navigate the tricky waters of censorship while staying true to their craft. Hear a compelling story of a comedian who switched his stage for a courtroom, bringing humor into the law profession.

    In addition, we go behind the scenes filming comedy shows specifically tailored for YouTube, offering up-close personal experiences and technical tips.

    Examine the role of law enforcement in maintaining community safety and how these entities impact our neighborhoods. We confront common disappointments in life, discussing strategies for resilience and personal growth.

    This episode also explores some of the more controversial and lesser-discussed topics, such as moon landing theories—separating fact from fiction—and the pride one feels in personal and professional accomplishments. Discover the fascinating journey of cultivating unique plants, emphasizing the blend of science and art in gardening. Gary shares his unbreakable spirit and how he maintains resilience amid life’s challenges.

    We also tackle the often overlooked but vital aspects of handling online conflicts and commentary, ensuring mental well-being in the digital age. Finally, learn effective strategies for promoting comedy shows, engaging audiences, and building a fan base in the competitive entertainment world.

    Tune in for this episode full of insights, laughter, and real-life lessons, perfectly suited for comedians, creators, and anyone interested in the cultural dynamics of today’s society. This is your go-to podcast for entertainment that educates and inspires, making it a must-watch for fans of comedy, lifestyle, and continuous personal development.

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    Hosted by stand-up comedian Gary G. Garcia and produced by Brian T. Licata, Rated G is where free-flowing conversation meets fearless commentary. From pop culture to current events, no topic is off-limits and every episode is an adventure.

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    199: Black-Balled from Kill Tony: Brian’s Bold Move & Gary’s Legal Showdown!

    199: Black-Balled from Kill Tony: Brian’s Bold Move & Gary’s Legal Showdown!

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    In this must-watch episode of the Rated G Podcast, we unfold a chapter of change and triumph. Brian opens up about his ban from the well-known stage of Tony Hinchcliffe's "Kill Tony" show, shedding light on the experience.

    Meanwhile, Gary's epic legal battle with his landlord turns into a story of determination and wit. But there's a silver lining as both our heroes find themselves in thrilling new beginnings, moving into places they now call home. This episode is brimming with unexpected twists, laughter, and heartening tales of fresh starts. Tune in for an adventure you won't forget!

    Chapters:
    00:00:00 - Welcome Back: Kicking Off a Brand New Episode!
    00:07:28 - The Big Move: Settling into Our New Spaces
    00:14:10 - Brian’s Stand-Up Challenge at Kill Tony
    00:21:10 - Navigating the Comedy Minefield: Those Awkward Jokes
    00:28:02 - On the Spot: Lessons from an Awkward Stage Experience
    00:35:23 - Navigating Feedback: Tony Hinchcliffe's Mean Comments
    00:42:09 - Comedy of Errors: Fake Glasses and Moving Day Blunders
    00:49:08 - Gary's Legal Win: A Courtroom Triumph Story
    00:55:47 - Turning Points with Tony Hinchcliffe
    01:02:18 - The Art of the Roast: Exploring Stand-Up Comedy Dynamics
    01:08:36 - Lessons from the Edge: The Tsunami Survival Story
    01:15:57 - Post-Performance: Finding Encouragement and Reflection in Comedy
    01:22:56 - City Life Exposed: The High Cost of Dining in NYC
    01:29:49 - Urban Adventures: Helicopter Rides and Street Vendor Dilemmas
    01:36:33 - Show Your Support: Tune in on Spotify & Grab Your Rated G Merch!
    01:43:32 - Cultural Spotlight: Diving into Albanian Traditions
    01:50:43 - Signing Off: Gratitude and Goodbyes Until Next Time

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    199: Inside the Raid: Uncovering Diddy's Legal Tangle

    199: Inside the Raid: Uncovering Diddy's Legal Tangle

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    In this compelling episode of Rated G, we delve into the recent escalation surrounding Sean "Diddy" Combs, marked by a significant raid on his properties by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The agency, in a statement, confirmed, "HSI New York executed law enforcement actions as part of an ongoing investigation, with assistance from HSI Los Angeles, HSI Miami, and our local law enforcement partners." This operation, capturing the attention of national media, brings to light the grave allegations against Combs, including those made by his ex-girlfriend Cassie, also known as Casandra Elizabeth Ventura.

    What We Cover:
    Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has confirmed the execution of law enforcement actions across multiple states, hinting at the gravity and scale of the investigation.


    Exclusive insights into the dramatic raid captured by FOX11, revealing the intense moment several individuals were handcuffed outside Combs' property.


    A comprehensive look at the cascade of lawsuits against Combs, including the disturbing accusations made by ex-girlfriend Cassie and other plaintiffs, painting a picture of a complex legal and moral battle.


    The broader impact on Combs' career, including his resignation from key positions and the cancellation of his Hulu reality show, marking a significant shift in his public and professional life.

    The details surrounding the raid remain shrouded in mystery, with unclear implications for Combs' New York properties. FOX11's aerial footage of the event showed several individuals, handcuffed, outside the property, fueling speculation and concern, especially as two men were purported to be Combs' sons, Justin and King Combs, though these claims remain unconfirmed.

    As the legal challenges against Combs mount, including a lawsuit from Cassie that describes Combs as a "serial domestic abuser," the ramifications of these allegations extend far beyond their immediate personal impact. The lawsuit, settled amicably according to both parties, is but one aspect of a broader pattern of behavior that has prompted Combs to resign from significant positions within the entertainment industry, including his role as chairman of Revolt.

    Further compounding Combs' legal woes is another lawsuit alleging a heinous act in 2003, where Combs is accused of participating in a "sex trafficking scheme" involving the gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl. This lawsuit paints a dark picture of exploitation and abuse, raising serious questions about Combs' behavior and the environments that may enable such actions.

    Douglas Wigdor, representing both Cassie and the plaintiff known as Jane Doe, has voiced support for the law enforcement actions against Combs, hinting at a broader desire for accountability in cases of alleged abuse and exploitation within the entertainment industry.

    This episode of Rated G aims to navigate the intricate and disturbing layers of these allegations and the legal actions against Combs. We seek to provide a nuanced exploration of the impact of such high-profile cases on the victims involved, the legal system's response, and the broader cultural implications within the world of entertainment. Join us as we dissect the complex interplay of fame, power, and accountability, illuminated by the recent developments in the case against Sean "Diddy" Combs.

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    Hosted by stand-up comedian Gary G. Garcia and produced by Brian T. Licata, Rated G is where free-flowing conversation meets fearless commentary. From pop culture to current events, no topic is off-limits and every episode is an adventure.

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    • 2 hr 19 min
    197: Shanon Harris: Behind the Mic in the Big Apple | Rated G Podcast with Gary G. Garcia

    197: Shanon Harris: Behind the Mic in the Big Apple | Rated G Podcast with Gary G. Garcia

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    Get ready to split your sides with laughter on this unmissable Rated G special episode featuring the sensational Shanon Harris, New York City's comedy powerhouse! Known for her captivating performances at the legendary Grizzly Pear in Manhattan and various top comedy clubs across the city, Shanon is the talk of the town, and we've got her right here on Rated G.
    In this laughter-packed episode, Shanon shares hilarious anecdotes from her comedy journey, gives us a peek behind the curtains of NYC's vibrant comedy scene, and even treats us to some exclusive stand-up snippets that you won't find anywhere else. Whether you're a long-time comedy aficionado or just in need of a good laugh, this episode is your ticket to the best of NYC comedy without leaving your home.

    Chapters:
    00:00:00 - Introduction: Rated G with Gary G Garcia and Brian T Licata
    00:08:42 - Grandkids Listening to 2024 Election Discussions
    00:16:29 - The Stimulation of Want A Bump Sniffing Caffeine
    00:24:39 - Comedic Adventures: Shanon Harris in The Hunt for Laughs
    00:32:36 - Hollywood's Hush-Hush: Shanon on Celeb Secrets & Odd Talks
    00:41:18 - Behind the Beats: The Music Industry's Laughable Moments with Shanon
    00:49:14 - Comedy in the Mission District: Shanon Harris' Hilarious Incident
    00:57:19 - Mysteries Unraveled: Shanon's Comedy Spin on Forensic Fallacies
    01:05:40 - Reunion Roasts: Catching Up with Friends & Family, The Shanon Way
    01:14:03 - Bullies & Punchlines: How Adversity Fuels Shanon's Comedy
    01:22:31 - Jersey Journeys: Shanon's Hilarious Take on Roads & Odd Jobs
    01:30:43 - Comedy Mishaps: Shanon's Stories of Getting Caught
    01:38:52 - Heckler Havoc: Shanon Harris' Encounter with a Violent Audience Member
    01:47:13 - Stand-Up Savior: Shanon's Tales of Stopping Fights
    01:55:41 - Pronouncing Laughter: Shanon on Influences & Mispronunciations in Comedy
    02:04:39 - Tom Hanks & Titters: Shanon's Comedic Perspective on Celebrity Controversies
    02:13:24 - Signing Off with Smiles: A Heartfelt Goodbye from Shanon Harris & Rated G

    But that's not all – this weekend, Shanon Harris is set to light up the stage at AC Jokes, and we've got all the insider details. If you're craving a live comedy experience, this is your chance to see Shanon in her element. Grab your tickets now and be part of the magic that only live stand-up can deliver. https://www.acjokes.com/upcoming-comedy-shows

    Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to dive deep into the world of stand-up comedy with one of its brightest stars. Subscribe, like, and share this episode, and remember to hit that notification bell so you never miss out on the fun. Whether you're tuning in from your cozy living room or on-the-go, this Rated G special with Shanon Harris is your perfect blend of humor, insights, and heartwarming laughter.

    Join us as we explore what makes NYC the comedy capital of the world, how Shanon crafts her unforgettable routines, and the secrets to keeping humor alive in the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. It's more than just an episode; it's a celebration of comedy, life, and all the laughs in between.

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    • 2 hr 13 min
    196: Candace Owens Under Fire: Gary G. Garcia Stands Up Amidst Controversy

    196: Candace Owens Under Fire: Gary G. Garcia Stands Up Amidst Controversy

    For the episode featuring Gary's perspective on the controversy surrounding Candace Owens, especially in light of accusations of anti-Semitism, here's an optimized description incorporating the additional keywords:

    In this must-listen episode of the Rated G Podcast, join Gary G. Garcia and Brian as they courageously step into the heart of a heated debate that's capturing headlines. The center of the storm is Candace Owens, a figure synonymous with fearless commentary, now facing accusations of anti-Semitism. This development comes in the wake of her thought-provoking discussion with Rabbi Barclay, sparking a whirlwind of reactions across the media landscape.

    Chapters:
    00:00:00 - Navigating Tech Glitches: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Rated G with Gary G. Garcia
    00:08:40 - Overcoming Challenges: Gary G. Garcia's Journey from Childhood Plays to Stand-Up
    00:23:29 - Voices Unheard: Gary G. Garcia Stands with Candace Owens
    01:01:43 - The Secret Sauce: Gary G. Garcia on Belief and the Hustle to Success
    01:25:11 - Culinary Chaos: The Hilarious Baby Dish Episode
    01:32:59 - Event Ticket Mayhem: Gary G. Garcia's Denver Dilemma
    01:39:51 - NYC's Parking Predicament: Gary's Battle Against a Street Ticket
    01:46:35 - Legal Loopholes: The Absurd Knife Packaging Lawsuit
    02:00:36 - Unraveling Mysteries: Was Our Friend Framed?
    02:07:52 - Tackling Debt: Navigating the Maze of Financial Woes
    02:15:34 - Household Hacks: The Dishwasher Dilemma with Gary G. Garcia
    02:23:03 - Shadows of the Past: German Companies' Dark Ties to War Crimes
    02:46:55 - Climbing the Social Ladder: Top of the Monkey To You with Gary G. Garcia

    This episode also touches on the influence of prominent figures like Tucker Carlson and Rabbi Shmuley, shedding light on the complex interplay between Jewish leadership, Hollywood's sway over public narratives, and how historical interpretations are presented in the media. Gary and Brian's conversation is a deep dive into the dynamics of controversial statements and the critical need for a space where differing viewpoints can be expressed freely and respectfully.

    Listeners will appreciate Gary's unique approach to discussing Candace Owens' situation, emphasizing the significance of context and the often overlooked nuances in heated debates. The dialogue between Gary and Brian is a testament to the Rated G Podcast's commitment to fostering discussions that not only challenge the audience but also encourage a deeper reflection on the issues that divide us.

    By addressing topics like anti-Semitism, media influence, and the power of controversial statements within the framework of open dialogue, this episode stands as a beacon for those who believe in the transformative power of conversation. It's a call to look beyond the noise and seek understanding in an era where controversy often overshadows content.

    In "Beyond the Noise: Gary's Insight on Candace Owens and the Echoes of Controversy," listeners are invited to explore the intricate landscape of modern media, the responsibilities of those who hold its reins, and the critical role each individual plays in building a more informed and empathetic society. Whether you're a long-time follower of Candace Owens, interested in the dynamics of Jewish leadership, or simply a believer in the value of open dialogue, this episode is a must-listen that promises to engage, enlighten, and provoke thought.


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    • 2 hr 55 min

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