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Stand up comedian and lifelong cynic Gianmarco Soresi interviews people more famous than him about all the downsides to their life. If you like looking on the bright side of life, f*ck off. This is a podcast where complaining is encouraged, negativity celebrated and silver linings debunked. Misery loves company and when Gianmarco is with company he loves talking about their miseries. You can follow @gianmarcosoresi on all social platforms.

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    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Stand up comedian and lifelong cynic Gianmarco Soresi interviews people more famous than him about all the downsides to their life. If you like looking on the bright side of life, f*ck off. This is a podcast where complaining is encouraged, negativity celebrated and silver linings debunked. Misery loves company and when Gianmarco is with company he loves talking about their miseries. You can follow @gianmarcosoresi on all social platforms.

    #8 How to Survive a Moose Attack with SallyAnn Hall

    #8 How to Survive a Moose Attack with SallyAnn Hall

    Moose and bears and pedophiles, oh my! Stand-up comedian/Alaskan SALLYANN HALL (winner of the 2017 She Devil Comedy Festival) joins us to talk about the downsides of growing up in Alaska, getting a dog in quarantine, being an au pair to a family of Italian jockeys, and pornography. Gianmarco also talks about how he almost got put on the no-fly list from yelling “F#CK” (to himself!) at an airport in Wisconsin. This is a very negative/good episode. 

    Join The Downside Patreon for ad-free and bonus episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month. This month's bonus episodes explore the downsides of funerals and celebrity encounters. Fun and sad!

    Follow SALLYANN HALL on twitter & instagram
    See her virtual show 'Half-Baked Alaskan' May 28th, 29th, 30th, & 31st
    Listen to SALLYANN HALL & IRENE FAGAN MERROW’s podcast ‘Good
    Pornin’ America'

    Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram,
    tiktok, & youtube
    Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon
    & on spotify
    Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp

    Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram

    E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com

    Original music by Douglas Goodhart
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    • 2 hr 5 min
    #6 Jay Jurden

    #6 Jay Jurden

    On what was supposed to be the first episode of The Downside, my co-host's wife was in a room with someone who had coronavirus so he couldn't join, which felt fitting given the "theme" of this "podcast". Thank god my guest was stand-up comedian/friend JAY JURDEN. We talked the downsides of growing up in Mississippi, being in a throuple, and the only person I would let eat my @ss. Are you allowed to be graphic in these podcast episode descriptions? We'll see!

    Follow JAY JURDEN on twitter, instagram, & tiktok
    Watch JAY JURDEN's Tonight Show set
    JAY JURDEN shirtless

    Wondering where episode #5 is? It's on the Patreon! Join The Downside Patreon for ad-free and bonus episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month. This month we have The Downside of Funerals (4/1) and The Downside of Celebrity Encounters (4/15).

    Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube
    Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify
    Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp

    Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram

    E-mail the show (and suggest your own 'This Has Gotta Stop') at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com

    Original music by Douglas Goodhart
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    #4 Alex Brightman

    #4 Alex Brightman

    Today's guest and I have a lot in common, we both went to college for musical theater, we both acted in the upcoming Billy Crystal/Tiffany Haddish movie Here Today, he's performed in Broadway's Beetlejuice, School of Rock, Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked and Glory Days, and I've seen several of those shows. ALEX BRIGHTMAN is our guest and I did everything I could to find the downsides to having the life I've always dreamed of. We talked growing up in Saratoga, going to a Jesuit prep school while being Jewish, getting death threats on instagram, and how Alex ends confrontations with people who unapologetically bump into him on the street (a steely "lead with compassion.") We also play audio from one of my girlfriend's night terror episodes WHICH SHE SAID I COULD DO!

    Join The Downside Patreon for ad-free and bonus episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month. This month's bonus episodes explore the downsides of funerals and celebrity encounters. Fun and sad!

    Follow ALEX BRIGHTMAN on twitter
    Watch ALEX BRIGHTMAN's Tony Awards performance as Beetlejuice on youtube

    Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube
    Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify
    Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp

    Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram

    E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com

    Original music by Douglas Goodhart
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Fumi Abe

    Fumi Abe

    We interrogate the RECENTLY single comedian FUMI ABE (@thefumiabe) about all the downsides of living alone for the first time in seven years. Once we've all stopped crying, he discusses moving from Chiba, Japan to Columbus, Ohio as a kid, auditioning for a popular reality show about Americans having talent, and this didn’t come up but Gianmarco wants to mention he once beat Fumi in the 2019 Devil Cup Comedy Competition.

    Follow FUMI ABE on twitter, instagram, & tiktok
    Listen to FUMI ABE's podcast "Asian Not Asian"

    Join The Downside Patron for ad-free and bonus episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month. This week we have The Downside of Funerals (4/1) and The Downside of Celebrity Encounters (4/15).

    Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube
    Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify
    Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp

    Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram

    E-mail the show (and suggest your own 'This Has Gotta Stop') at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com

    Original music by Douglas Goodhart
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Kenice Mobley

    Kenice Mobley

    This week we’re joined by The Tonight Show’s KENICE MOBLEY (@kenicemobley) to dish on the downsides of strip clubs, dating in New York City, making your late night debut during a global pandemic, and college cafeteria shows. We also breakdown once and for all the difference between a horse girl and a cat lady, which has surprisingly little to do with horse or cat ownership. 

    Follow KENICE MOBLEY on twitter & instagram
    Watch KENICE MOBLEY's Tonight Show set
    Listen to KENICE MOBLEY's podcast 'Love About Town'

    Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube
    Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify
    Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp

    Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram

    E-mail the show (and suggest your own 'This Has Gotta Stop') at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com
    Join The Downside patreon

    Original music by Douglas Goodhart
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Matthew Broussard

    Matthew Broussard

    On the premiere episode of The Downside, GIANMARCO SORESI (@gianmarcosoresi) and RUSSELL DANIELS (@russjdaniels) welcome stand up comic MATTHEW BROUSSARD (@mondaypunday) to discuss the downsides of being ridiculously good-looking, growing up in Corpus Christi, helping his peers cheat on math tests so they'd finally be his friend, too many Broadway stars being on Law & Order: SVU, and non-Jews playing Jews in tv/film, which is only a problem for shows it's too late for Gianmarco to be on.

    Follow MATTHEW BROUSSARD on twitter, instagram, & tiktok
    Listen to MATTHEW BROUSSARD's podcast 'She Does Stand Up Too'

    Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram

    Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube
    Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify
    Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp

    E-mail the show (and suggest your own 'This Has Gotta Stop') at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com
    Join The Downside patreon

    Original music by Douglas Goodhart
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

KatieLK777 ,

Good Intro Song

I’d listen again

JacklynClovesPodcasts ,

A Sexier Jeff Goldblum

Is it weird that after listening to a podcast trailer for a show that is supposed to find the negativity even in silver linings that I feel...happier than I have in days? I follow Gianmarco on Twitter and found his stand up show on Netflix (or Hulu? Amazon?- I don’t know it’s a pandemic I’m watching it all) and I think he’s so funny. Excited for the actual episodes to drop. In a culture that often pushes toxic positivity, I’m ready for The Downside.

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