53 episodes

So What Do You Really Do? A podcast hosted by Deadair Dennis Maler talking with comedians, artists, and entertainers about their day jobs. Deadair Dennis is a comedian, a radio vet, and entertainer who has held many terrible day jobs while trying to achieve his goal of paying his rent from performing. Over the years he has worked in construction, restaurants, sales, radio, and soul-sucking, florescent lit offices. Luckily over the years he has met a staggering amount of other artists who have amazing interesting careers while still working at night to make it as an actor, comedian, musician, artists, etc. Sit down with him as chats with some of these amazingly talented artists.

So What Do You Really Do? Deadair Dennis Maler

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    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

So What Do You Really Do? A podcast hosted by Deadair Dennis Maler talking with comedians, artists, and entertainers about their day jobs. Deadair Dennis is a comedian, a radio vet, and entertainer who has held many terrible day jobs while trying to achieve his goal of paying his rent from performing. Over the years he has worked in construction, restaurants, sales, radio, and soul-sucking, florescent lit offices. Luckily over the years he has met a staggering amount of other artists who have amazing interesting careers while still working at night to make it as an actor, comedian, musician, artists, etc. Sit down with him as chats with some of these amazingly talented artists.

    Terrance Reeves

    Terrance Reeves

    On this episode of the podcast I talked with musician, producer, world traveler, and friend Terrance Reeves. As you’ll hear in the podcast Terrance and I became friends when I was attending The Open Mic Jam him and Andrew Geano co-hosted together at various locations. Their mixed open mic of music, comedy, poetry, and sometimes weird shit was very important to my growth as a comedian here in New England. It was one of the few places I felt comfortable enough to experiment and try the newest of new jokes.















    At the beginning of 2020 Terrance and his wife, Danielle, embarked on a trip around the world, and in the middle of it the Coronavirus pandemic struck. Trapped in a foreign country, not speaking the language, they needed to figure out how to navigate their way back to American in the middle of a worldwide travel ban.







    If you’re a musician in search of a fresh, talented, and experienced producer consider working with Terrance. And if you’re in need of professional mental health, visit the Open Path Collective to find an affordable therapist near you.







    Music in this episode provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys. 

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Alex Edelman

    Alex Edelman

    On this episode of the podcast I spoke with comedian and television writer Alex Edelman. We talked about his special Saturday Night Seder, which has raised over $3.5 million for charity. Also writing for a network TV show, where he was when the Covid quarantine started, antisemitism, and his new album Until Now. Which is out now everywhere you get comedy albums. It was nice catching up with Alex and to have a more than just “small talk” conversation. I enjoyed hearing about how he’s been coping with everything that has been going on.







    Music in this episode provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys. 

    • 52 min
    Salem Historical Tours

    Salem Historical Tours

    On this episode of the podcast I talked to comedian, actor, and owner of Salem Historical Tours Giovanni Alabiso.







    Gio and I talked about comedy, acting, and, of course, on set gossip. We also discussed how his company is adapting to the every changing pandemic quarantine. I love how he has created his own virtual tours around Salem and how they are going to change the future of his business.







    Music in this episode provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Kristine Blinn

    Kristine Blinn

    On this episode of the podcast I spoke with comedian and public school English teacher Kristine Blinn. I think it’s important to hear from the voices of people who are most affected by everything that’s going on during quarantine. Who has been affected more than teachers and students? This was a fun and uplifting conversation. Kristine is one of my favorite people to talk to in the New England comedy community. She’s smart, quick-witted, and effortlessly funny. Which is infuriating because she also works hard on her comedy, despite it coming so natural to her.







    We talked about how things were at her school at the beginning of the quarantine, how they had to adapt to distance learning, how her students are coping with the change, her experience with both live and virtual comedy shows since this started, and a lot more.







    Music in this episode provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Jennie Stencel

    Jennie Stencel

    On this episode I spoke with Jennie Stencel. In addition to being the owner of The Idiot Box Comedy Club, she is also founder of the North Carolina Comedy Festival.







    We talked about the potential reopening of the club and what may or may not happen in the future for her comedy festival.







    And if you would like to see Jennie’s rapping weather report, I have that right here for you. Enjoy.







    Music in this episode provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys. 

    • 54 min
    Laura Lyons

    Laura Lyons

    On this episode of the podcast I talked to comedian and law student Laura Lyons. However, before listening to the episode I feel I have to issue a trigger warning, because I don’t want to get messages of people upset about the content of this episode. On May 19th (which was my birthday), just a few days ago, I saw a very heavy post from Laura about that day being the 9 year anniversary of her suicide attempt. Laura and I have met online in some virtual comedy open mics and chat sessions over Zoom. That is where this conversation was extracted from, so sorry if the quality isn’t up to my usual standards, but it sounds good. I also think it was an important story to share.







    And of course if you are someone in need of help, or are thinking about suicide, please do not hesitate reaching out to a friend or to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.







    Music in this episode provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys. 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Javahodown ,

Dew the 'do'!

This is a very interesting and compelling podcast. Deadair Dennis does a good job of interviewing interesting comedians about their day jobs. Worth a listen, especially the Kaitlin Bailey episode. She's great!

Ledliker ,

Good stuff

Loving the show. Good stories from interesting people. Keep it up.

CardCheat ,

Fascinating Real Life look at Comedians Survival Jobs

Great idea for a show. Well executed and a fascinating topic and insight into the things creative people do to pay the bills.

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