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Each week, James Dugan and Rob Grabowski sit down with a member of the Chicago Comedy Community to discuss comedy, life, and everything in between.

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Each week, James Dugan and Rob Grabowski sit down with a member of the Chicago Comedy Community to discuss comedy, life, and everything in between.

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    Is Improv Good? with David Schwartzbaum

    Is Improv Good? with David Schwartzbaum

    James and Rob took a week off! But now they're back and better than ever with special guest David Schwartzbaum!

    They talk with David about growing up in Miami, Meisner technique, Switch Committee, Muppets, working in LA, and feeding the beast. 

    Follow David on instagram @ schwartzugh and check out his videos David Teaches Jewish Stuff

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Spoons Up with Colin Rourke

    Spoons Up with Colin Rourke

    This week, James and Rob are joined by Colin Rourke! They talk with Colin about cruise ships, Second City House Co, remembering names, his journey to find comedy, magical moments, and blowing up on twitter. 

    Follow Colin on twitter @ ballin_rourke and on instagram @ colinrourke

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Raised on TV with Ashley Whitehurst

    Raised on TV with Ashley Whitehurst

    This week, James and Rob are joined by their old friend Ashley Whitehurst! They talk with Ashley about Late Night shows, analyzing comedy, callbacks, classics, and so much more.

    Check out Ashley's podcast Comedy Has an Ouchie and follow her on instagram @ ashleymdub

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode Re-Broadcast with Alex Bellisle

    Episode Re-Broadcast with Alex Bellisle

    Rob was busy this week! So here's a rerun.

    From Nov 2019, episode 40, it's the fantastic Alex Bellisle!

    Follow Alex on instagram @ alexbellisle and see her the last Tuesday of each month with GIRLS NIGHT IN. 

    Also, she's the newest member of the Second City ETC.

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    • 59 min
    Party Mom with Brooke Breit

    Party Mom with Brooke Breit

    This week, James and Rob are joined by improviser, writer, game director Brooke Breit! They talk with Brooke about her time on Second City's ETC Stage, Reality TV, baking, working at JackBox Games, Improvised Shakespeare, raising children, and so much more. Names are dropped in this episode!

    Following Brooke on twitter @ brookebreit and look out for the new JackBox Party Pack

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Throw Me a Line with Pad Connelly

    Throw Me a Line with Pad Connelly

    This week, James and Rob are joined by one of the nicest guys Padraic Connelly! They talk with Pad about human attractions, Vegas, Mission: Improvable, ComedySportz, being an Artistic Director, Whirled News Tonight, the life of an improviser, and Ship Talk Royal Caribbean Style.

    Follow Pad on twitter @ PadConnelly and see him in ComedySportz on TWITCH

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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Andrew Liguori ,

A Balm in Trying Times

This podcast has been a go to for me for months now, and the Matt Myers episode was the first one I’d listened to in a few weeks. I really love that the this is still going and please keep it up. Improv’s been a joke for me, and this is one of the few links I still have to it during the pandemic. Thanks so much!

AsherPerlman ,

like a warm blanket

This podcast is pure comfort in audio form. It’s the perfect listen for anyone with an interest in improv, comedy, or gentle conversation.

Norman8s ,

Great look at improv

Very cool, informative and funny interviews about being an improv comedian in Chicago

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