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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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    • 5.0, 33 Ratings

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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    FREEZE! with Charles Pettitt

    FREEZE! with Charles Pettitt

    This week, James and Rob are joined by the southern gentleman Charles Pettitt! They talk about the improv scene in LA, covid, The Sopranos, Cigarette Sandwich Power Hour, on-line classes; truly we're all over the map in this one.
     
    Follow Charles on instagram @ chucksweattitt and check out the Cigarette Sandwich Power Hour at twich.tv/annoyancetheatre
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Throwing Parties with Ashley Nicole Black

    Throwing Parties with Ashley Nicole Black

    This week, James and Rob are joined by writer, actor, and twitter-phenom Ashley Nicole Black! They talk about Ashley's time at Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, being the newbie in the writers room, 24hrs news, Ship Talk, A Black Lady Sketch Show, and so much more. 
     
    See Ashley in A Black Lady Sketch (streaming now on any of the HBOs) and follow her on twitter @ ashleyn1cole
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Getting Attention with Joe Kwaczala

    Getting Attention with Joe Kwaczala

    This week, James and Rob are joined by stand-up comedian Joe Kwaczala! They talk about producing content, social media, Joe's path to his Comedy Central Half Hour, TGI Fridays, and much more. 
     
    Check out Joe's 31 Videos in One day project HERE, give a listen to his podcast Who Cares About the Rock Hall?, and follow him on twitter @ joekjoek
     
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    • 57 min
    Pulling Up a Chair with Kenzie Elizabeth

    Pulling Up a Chair with Kenzie Elizabeth

    This week, James and Rob are joined by the Chicago loving but LA living Kenzie Elizabeth. They talk about PA work in Los Angeles, productivity vs creativity, finding your brand, dog actors, and why Chicago is the best. 
     
    Follow Kenzie on Instagram @ K.Z.Elizabeth and look out for her upcoming short film Pathetic Woman. 
     
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    • 57 min
    A Brief Message

    A Brief Message

    Please donate to one or all of these causes:
     
    Black Lives Matter Chicago
     
    National Bail Fund network
     
    Chicago Community Bail Fund
     
    George Floyd Memorial Fund
     
     

    • 57 sec
    Christian Magicians with Zach Zimmerman

    Christian Magicians with Zach Zimmerman

    This week, James and Rob continue their virtual tour and head back to New York to talk with former improviser, current stand up Zach Zimmerman! They talk about sleep schedules, the no risk factor of virtual shows, putting together an hour of stand up, the Edinburgh Festival, and Ship Talk. 
     
    Listen to Zach's first album, Clean Comedy, on Spotify, and follow him on twitter @ zzdoublezz
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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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.

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Great look at improv

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

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Very cool

Very cool, very funny, very informative. Dugan’s rad.

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