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Ahamed Weinberg is a comedian based in Los Angeles, California, and a good friend of Dave's. Pretty much immediately in the episode, Dave makes a horrible conversational faux pas with Ahamed, and spends like ten minutes apologizing for it. Once the dust settles from that, Ahamed and Dave discuss Islam, Ahamed's Muslim upbringing, and both the love and the guilt that came from this upbringing. They then move onto discuss Ahamed's recent decision to leave his job, and his fear that he made the wrong decision. Seems like he made the right one, though. Dave is pretty sure of it.

Follow @AhamedWeinberg on Twitter!

Direct download: t101_ahamed_weinberg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Garrick Bernard is a stand-up comic and writer based in Los Angeles, CA. He and Dave discuss the idea of being funny, and the things one does throughout one's life to get good at being funny, before even making the decision to try stand-up. They also talk being afraid that you're not funny, and worrying at every moment that people will stop thinking you're funny or have never thought you were funny at all. Dave gives Garrick homework. It was honestly weird of him.

Follow @GarrickWasTaken on Twitter!

Direct download: t100_garrick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07am PDT

Kevin Brody is a comedian and podcaster based in Chicago. He and Dave talk about his father, and his father's Alzheimer's, and the difficulty he's having dealing with his father's Alzheimer's, in every way possible. They talk about grief and pain and abuse and coping with those things despite being unable to talk to your family about it. They also talk about jokes. They both love jokes!

Follow @kevin_brody on Twitter!

Direct download: t99_kevin_brody.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38am PDT

Jeff Wattenhofer is a comedian based in L.A., and is a longtime friend of Dave's.  They started stand-up together!  They used to run HOLY FUCK together.  They reminisce for awhile and then get into Jeff's frustration with the current comedy scene, now six years after starting.  He lays out, in detail, the options he has as a grown adult -- focus on a happy, fulfilling, normal American life or keep focusing on comedy and let it keep being hurtful and difficult and still not make it.  Jeff and Dave seriously stress each other out with these thoughts, but then come around to an optimistic place at the end.  No but for real HOLY FUCK though.

Direct download: t98_jeff_wattenhofer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Caitlin Gill is a comedian and writer based in Los Angeles, California.  And she just got her first writing job!  Dave and Caitlin talk about that, and what it took to do that, and what it takes to make it as a comedian in general.  They also talk about friendship and feeling wanted in a lonely, oversaturated city like L.A., and the millions of ways a person -- particularly an awkward or an anxious person -- can sabotage themselves socially.  They also talk about judging themselves, and how they should not judge themselves, and then fail at that.  Don't worry, everyone does!

Follow @ROBOTCAITLIN on Twitter!

Direct download: t97_caitlin_gil.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Danny Lobell is a comedian and storyteller in Los Angeles, CA. He and Dave discuss being a comedian, and being happy as a comedian. They discuss the idea of accepting oneself, and what it takes to do that. Danny really seems to have done that. Dave is impressed.

Follow @dannylobell on Twitter!

Direct download: t96_danny_lobell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

This episode was recorded live from the annual Savage Henry Comedy Festival on September 5, 2015 in Arcata, Caifornia. WHAT AN AMAZING FESTIVAL. Dave and Anna had so much fun. They talked to Humboldt and Savage Henry Magazine's own Christ Durant, as well their friend and hilarious SF-based comedian Kate Willett, and the one and only Billy Wayne Davis about pretty much every fear under the sun. Find a copy of Savage Henry Magazine NOW and get to next year's festival WHEN IT HAPPENS NEXT YEAR.

Follow @SavageHenryMag, @KateWillett and @BillyWayneDavis on Twitter!

Direct download: t95_humbolt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am PDT

Chris Conley is a songwriter and musician, and lead singer of Saves The Day. He's also just the nicest and most thoughtful guy. He and Dave and Anna talk sadness, and anxiety, and emo, and the long journey of learning how to be better. They talk for a long time about Chris's music, and how it's developed over time, and the stress and difficulty of moving forward in your career and life when some people are stuck in its past. They also talk about performing, and encountering disrespect when you're performing, and just dealing with disrespectful people in general. They had a great time. Dave and Anna literally miss Chris right now.

Follow @ChrisLaneConley on twitter and check out savestheday.com!

Direct download: t94_chris_conley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Soupy is the lead singer of The Wonder Years and about the sweetest person alive.  He and Dave discuss fear, and extreme fear, and specific extreme fears, and dealing with those specific extreme fear.  Soupy is particularly in tune with the fears in his life, which fascinated Dave.  They also discussed the escape of those fears with art and music.  It was great.  Hope you enjoy.  Fun fact:  they were in trailer on Warped Tour in the rain.  Yeah.  It was great.

Follow @headabovewater on Twitter and check out The Wonder Years at thewonderyearsband.com!

Direct download: t93_soupy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40am PDT

This episode comes to you live from Cynic Cave, in the basement of Lost Weekend Video, in the Mission district of San Francisco, California. It's about our favorite comedy venue in one of our favorite cities, and the lineup was filled with some of our favorite people. We talk about it in the show -- we literally did not have enough time to interview all the people in San Francisco we love. There are just too many. Our first guest was the RETURN of Petey Dammit! He's one of our favorites. And the following was Joey Devine, another one of our favorites, and then Natasha Muse, ANOTHER of our favorites, and finally Kaseem Bentley, damn near our favorite. He roasted Dave for hours it seemed. And Dave loved it. Each guest opened up in a different way about a different thing. It's one of our favorite episodes to date. (Maybe you can tell by how much we use the word "favorite".)

Follow @peteydammit, @joeydevine, @NatashaMuse and @kaseembentley on Twitter!

 

Direct download: t92_cynicave.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43am PDT