110 episodes

A podcast by comedians on why and how ANYTHING can be funny when approached with the right intent, perspective, and delivery - no matter how irreverent, offensive, or taboo it is.

You Can't Laugh At That David Horning

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

A podcast by comedians on why and how ANYTHING can be funny when approached with the right intent, perspective, and delivery - no matter how irreverent, offensive, or taboo it is.

    You Can't Laugh At Work 20 Ft. Shawn Anderson Of PDQ.com

    You Can't Laugh At Work 20 Ft. Shawn Anderson Of PDQ.com

    If you were to make a mockumentary for your company, what would it look like?
    How would you poke fun at workplace norms, demotivating leaders, and most importantly, yourselves?
    Many leaders scoff at the idea of getting their teams together to create content rooted in irreverence, but PDQ.com did just that (3 times, actually) with tongue-in-cheek documentary-style videos on their website. Where most companies post self-inflating videos about how awesome it is to work there, PDQ.com takes the opposite route, while somehow proving that it's a place where you CAN laugh at work.
    Co-founder Shawn Anderson joins the podcast to talk about these videos, the value of irreverence in leadership, creating content for HUMANS, and his "Grandpa Story" that asks the question "Do you cartwheel into work AND backflip out?"
    Check out the mockumentary videos below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezZg3ZC_-5gandt=316s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7HKpgT42Ew
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl63Vz9Lo3U
    Learn more about PDQ.com at... well... pdq.com
    About The Podcast:
    You Can't Laugh At That is a podcast launched by comedians David Horning and Steve Mers to prove that anything can be funny in a world that often takes itself too seriously. David and Steve are obsessed with the art and science of comedy and why we laugh, so this podcast was started to prove that when approached with the right intent, perspective, and delivery, you CAN laugh at that.
    You Can't Laugh At Work was started as part of David's mission to prove that having a sense of humor is not only nice to have, it's crucial, so he invites leaders of top workplaces to share their stories of disruption, failure, and thinking outside the box to prove that with the right culture, you CAN laugh at work.
    Support the podcast and our guests by visiting watercoolercomedy.org/podcast and purchasing an album, book, or your own podcasting equipment
    Visit patreon.com/youcantlaughpod and become a Patron for exclusive access to bonus content.
    Follow us on social media for updates, clips, and comedy tips:
    twitter.com/youcantlaughpod
    facebook.com/youcantlaughatthat
    Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedavidhorning
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thedavidhorning
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/watercoolerdavid


    Produced by Water Cooler Comedy - http://watercoolercomedy.org​
    Music by Producedbyzip - https://producedbyzip.bandcamp.com

    • 35 min
    You Can't Laugh At Work 19 Ft. Rod Reasen Of Springbuk

    You Can't Laugh At Work 19 Ft. Rod Reasen Of Springbuk

    Even if you're the CEO of a software company that saves lives, a little bit of humor goes a long way as a leader.
    Inspired by a freak incident involving his daughter, a cancer scare, and Sour Patch Kids, Rod Reasen founded Springbuk, a company that helps other companies prevent disease with data. Through radical people-first acts like honesty (gasp!), recognition (shock!), and natural curiosity (wha-??), Indianapolis-based Springbuk has built a culture of innovation that incorporates the elements of humor in unexpected ways.
    There's a reason they're consistently on top workplace lists, and it's because they've proven time and again that you CAN laugh at work.
    Find out more about Springbuk: https://springbuk.com
    Follow them on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/springbuk/
    Follow Rod on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodreasen/
    About The Podcast:
    You Can't Laugh At That is a podcast launched by comedians David Horning and Steve Mers to prove that anything can be funny in a world that often takes itself too seriously. David and Steve are obsessed with the art and science of comedy and why we laugh, so this podcast was started to prove that when approached with the right intent, perspective, and delivery, you CAN laugh at that.
    You Can't Laugh At Work was started as part of David's mission to prove that having a sense of humor is not only nice to have, it's crucial, so he invites leaders of top workplaces to share their stories of disruption, failure, and thinking outside the box to prove that with the right culture, you CAN laugh at work.
    Support the podcast and our guests by visiting watercoolercomedy.org/podcast and purchasing an album, book, or your own podcasting equipment
    Visit patreon.com/youcantlaughpod and become a Patron for exclusive access to bonus content.
    Follow us on social media for updates, clips, and comedy tips:
    twitter.com/youcantlaughpod
    facebook.com/youcantlaughatthat
    Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedavidhorning
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thedavidhorning
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/watercoolerdavid


    Produced by Water Cooler Comedy - http://watercoolercomedy.org​
    Music by Producedbyzip - https://producedbyzip.bandcamp.com

    • 32 min
    SPECIAL: Callbacks - Live From The 2021 Cleveland Comedy Festival

    SPECIAL: Callbacks - Live From The 2021 Cleveland Comedy Festival

    Welcome to Callbacks, a special episode of You Can't Laugh At That where six previous guests return to the show to prove each others' topics are funny. Each guest was given 24 hours to write a brand new joke about a topic from another episode, proving that there is more than one way to find the humor in any given situation, no matter how dark it may seem.
    Recorded live at the 14th annual Cleveland Comedy Festival.
    In this episode:
    -Tim Cornett takes on curse words (From Episode 2 with Dave Flynt)
    -Dave Flynt sets his sights on suicide (From Episode 10 with Joe Graham)
    -Ryley Nezballa approaches assassinations (From Episode 26 with Tim Cornett)
    -Joe Graham wrangles relationships (From Episode 4 with John Armstrong)
    -Brett Thomas comes for Catholic priests (From Episode 12 with Ryley Nezballa)
    -John Armstrong deals with death (From Episode 7 with Brett Thomas)
    Listen to Episode 2, Curse Words, with Dave Flynt: https://bit.ly/2ZWEOUC
    Follow Dave on IG: https://instagram.com/daveflynt
    Listen to Episode 4, Relationships with John Armstrong: https://bit.ly/3pxIrsK
    Follow John on IG: https://instagram.com/johnarmstrongcomedy


    Listen to episode 7, Death, with Brett Thomas: https://bit.ly/3IhbA4h
    Follow Brett on IG: https://instagram.com/brettthomas1896


    Listen to Episode 10, Suicide, with Joe Graham: https://bit.ly/3DoL8BX
    Follow Joe on IG: https://instagram.com/joesdumbjokes


    Listen to Episode 12, Catholic Priests, with Ryley Nezballa: https://bit.ly/3IkVQgD
    Follow Ryley on IG: https://instagram.com/ryleyjohnphilip
    Follow Ryley on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RJP_comedy


    Listen to Episode 26, Assassinations, with Tim Cornett: https://bit.ly/3lBUwvY
    Follow Tim on IG: https://instagram.com/timcornettusa
    Follow Tim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/timcornettusa


    Support our podcast and gain access to hours of bonus footage from most of our episodes at https://patreon.com/youcantlaughpod


    Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/Youcantlaughpod
    Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/youcantlaughatthat


    Follow David on IG: https://instagram.com/thedavidhorning
    Follow David on TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@horningallthetime?
    Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedavidhorning


    Follow Steve on Twitter: https://twitter.com/merscomedy
    Follow Steve on Instagram: https://instagram.com/stevemers


    Brought to you by Water Cooler Comedy - https://watercoolercomedy.org
    Produced by Golden Ox Studio - https://goldenoxstudio.com
    Music: Producedbyzip

    • 54 min
    Ep. 86 - Politicians Ft. Andrew Rudick

    Ep. 86 - Politicians Ft. Andrew Rudick

    Whether you're on the red team, the blue team, both teams, or you hate the fact that there are teams in the first place, you've got an opinion on politics. And typically, to each person, that opinion is gospel. Yet, a vital role of comedy in society is to challenge the authority of gospel -- especially the people who perpetuate an us-vs.-them status quo: politicians.
    Comedian Andrew Rudick joins us to prove that, even if it's one with whom you agree, you CAN laugh at politicians.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    -Andrew’s bit about politicians on his album, “A Well-Behaved Young Man.”
    -Why Andrew approached the topic in the first place.
    -Level-setting with the audience before approaching political material.
    -Turning fear of politicians into funny.
    -Being hard to joke about politics if you have rigid beliefs.
    -Getting in your own head and overthinking onstage.
    -Reading a room without catering your material to the audience.
    -The incongruity of dealing with comedy being both art and entertainment.
    And more!
    Learn more about Andrew at https://andrewrudick.com
    Follow Andrew on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewjrudick/
    Follow Andrew on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewRudick
    Get Andrew's album: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B09FS1KT2D?
    Support our podcast and gain access to hours of bonus footage from most of our episodes at patreon.com/youcantlaughpod
    Follow us on Twitter @Youcantlaughpod
    Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/youcantlaughatthat
    Follow David on Twitter and Instagram: @thedavidhorning
    Follow David on TikTok: @horningallthetime
    Follow Steve on Twitter: @merscomedy
    Follow Steve on Instagram: @stevemers


    Brought to you by Water Cooler Comedy - watercoolercomedy.org
    Produced by Golden Ox Studio - goldenoxstudio.com
    Music: Producedbyzip

    • 50 min
    Ep. 85 - Sports Fans Ft. Jessica Keenan

    Ep. 85 - Sports Fans Ft. Jessica Keenan

    They unite and divide, distracting from what’s important while being equally important.
    Sports are integral to the fabric of our society, but there are some fans who take it too far. Comedian Jessica Keenan (HBO, Netflix) joins us to discuss the humor that's built into sports fandom, her perspective of how passionate her husband is about sports, and how sports can impact our relationships, all while proving that you CAN laugh at sports fans.
    In this episode, we talk about:
    -Dating men that happen to be really into sports.
    -Writing about the things that annoy you.
    -Starting a bit by introducing conflict to create tension with the audience.
    -Jessica’s writing process.
    -Thinking about sports as a religion.
    -Fantasy football.
    -Taking the risk of letting the audience deliver a punchline for you.
    -Growing up with sports.
    -Holiday traditions centered around the guys watching football.
    -Leaving people out of conversations by talking sports.
    -Superfans.
    -Getting violent over sports.
    And More!!!
    Learn more about Jessica at jkeenancomedy.com
    Follow Jessica on Instagram and Twitter: @jkeenancomedy
    Support our podcast and gain access to hours of bonus footage from most of our episodes at patreon.com/youcantlaughpod
    Follow us on Twitter @Youcantlaughpod
    Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/youcantlaughatthat
    Follow David on Twitter and Instagram: @thedavidhorning
    Follow David on TikTok: @horningallthetime
    Follow Steve on Twitter: @merscomedy
    Follow Steve on Instagram: @stevemers
    Brought to you by Water Cooler Comedy - watercoolercomedy.org
    Produced by Golden Ox Studio - goldenoxstudio.com
    Music: Producedbyzip

    • 33 min
    You Can't Laugh At Work 18 Ft. Tara Blythe & Darcy Herlihy Of Infotech

    You Can't Laugh At Work 18 Ft. Tara Blythe & Darcy Herlihy Of Infotech

    Infotech is the rare 40+ year-old tech startup that is not only still open for business, but they're still growing.
    What is it that makes this company's culture so special?
    Tara Blythe (VP Of Talent, Strategy, And Communications) and Darcy Herlihy (Communications Specialist) share how InfoTech is a family (no eye-roll), how they've been able to create a safe space for human conversations, and how they've broken down barriers across all levels of the company.
    On this episode, Tara, Darcy, and I talk about the qualities that great leaders and great comedians share, proving that you CAN laugh at work.
    We chat about:
    -Having a message about WHO Infotech is and being proud to be a great workplace.
    -Figuratively building bridges while literally building bridges.
    -Boiling down what they do to keeping the promises they’ve made to their people.
    -How Infotech is actually a family, rather than that being a platitude.
    -Creating space to have human, personal conversations, and the barriers they’ve overcome by approaching it from a place of vulnerability.
    -Having open dialogue at company-wide town halls.
    -How Tara would approach a new CEO resistant to the people-first culture Infotech has built.
    -What challenges are ahead for Infotech.
    -Hackathon and the last time the team laughed together.
    -The unique, human way Infotech breaks down silos.
    And more!
    Find out more about Infotech: infotechinc.com
    Follow them on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/infotech-inc/
    About The Podcast:
    You Can't Laugh At That is a podcast launched by comedians David Horning and Steve Mers to prove that anything can be funny in a world that often takes itself too seriously. David and Steve are obsessed with the art and science of comedy and why we laugh, so this podcast was started to prove that when approached with the right intent, perspective, and delivery, you CAN laugh at that.
    You Can't Laugh At Work was started as part of David's mission to prove that having a sense of humor is not only nice to have, it's crucial, so he invites leaders of top workplaces to share their stories of disruption, failure, and thinking outside the box to prove that with the right culture, you CAN laugh at work.
    Support the podcast and our guests by visiting watercoolercomedy.org/podcast and purchasing an album, book, or your own podcasting equipment


    Visit patreon.com/youcantlaughpod and become a Patron for exclusive access to bonus content.


    Follow us on social media for updates, clips, and comedy tips:
    twitter.com/youcantlaughpod
    facebook.com/youcantlaughatthat


    Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedavidhorning
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thedavidhorning
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/watercoolerdavid


    Produced by Water Cooler Comedy - http://watercoolercomedy.org​
    Music by Producedbyzip - https://producedbyzip.bandcamp.com

    • 44 min

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