Comedy vs Everything







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Chris Ward is 33 and joins us for episode 33, which means he's going to die according to some scroll, probably. We talk about how he isn't a comic, what he does instead (cat videos! social media! man-terning!), and his misguided attempts to be a counter-culture youth for the Lord.

Direct download: Chris_Ward.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

Nick Vatterott is not only one of the most successful comics we've had on the podcast but also one of the most congenial. We talk about bigot heaven, Lion's Choice, and what freedom of speech actually means.

Direct download: Nick_Vatterott.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm CDT

In this episode, we travel to Columbia, MO, to interview Patrick Mahon, who is very funny and a great guest, in Josh Beck's dining room, which is echo-y. Patrick shares a story of performing at a high school after-prom, Jeremy explains his engagement, and once again I yell about religion.

Direct download: Patrick_Mahon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm CDT

Natalie Cox is not a person who pretends to like things she hates, whether they're relationship conventions, rich people on reality shows, or Jeremy's less interesting China News stories. In this episode, we invent an app to avoid human interaction and Natalie falls down.

Direct download: Natalie_Cox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm CDT

Gabe Kea returns to St. Louis from Cincinnati, OH. We talk about weird sport fan rituals, how booking and comedy work in different scenes, and developing as a comic.

Direct download: Gabe_Kea.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm CDT

Improviser and sometimes stand-up Lisa Rimmert joins us during her visit from Denver to talk about how to be an activist without being a dick (see her delightful blog and interview site Weird! Why Aren't You Vegan? at, the differences between groups of stand-ups and improvisers, and why you shouldn't climb into a vat of poop.
Direct download: Lisa_Rimmert.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am CDT

In this episode of Comedy vs Everything, we talk with Ben Kronberg. Ben is a talented comedian who appeared on Last Comic Standing as well as a surprising number of other reality shows. We had a very fun conversation with him, and he named our tweet-finishing game.

Direct download: Ben_Kronberg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am CDT

Justin Luke is not funny and will never be on this podcast.

Direct download: Justin_Luke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm CDT

Erik Anker shares plans for the cluster of shows that will be happening between May 24th and June 1st, dubbed "Oops! A Comedy Week!" We also talk about movies, video games, and Erik's belief that we're all just living the same life over and over again. 

Direct download: Erik_Anker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41am CDT

Episode 024 Josh Arnold

In this episode, Jeremy actually has a reason to talk about China when we interview Josh Arnold, a hilarious stand up comedian with years of improv experience who also taught English in Korea for two years. We talk racism, culture, sensitivity, and the impossible task of discerning the true nature of morality and reality. 

Direct download: Josh_Arnold.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31pm CDT

Episode 023 Ian McGowan

In the questionably triumphant return of Comedy vs Everything, we interview Ian McGowan of the bands Bearcub and Ian McGowan and the Good Deeds and the podcast A Beginners Guide to Interplanetary Destruction. The introduction is terrible. The episode is good. We're glad to be back.

Direct download: Ian_McGowan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19pm CDT

In this episode, we drink quite a bit of whiskey with JC Sibala. JC talks about the challenges of writing new material while maintaining a solid hosting set, his experiences as a model, and sports shit that he and Jeremy care about (or, as JC would grammatically correct me, "about which he and Jeremy care"). Amy sings a kickass song. It is, as the kids say, a "pretty amusing episode."

Direct download: JC_Sibala.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm CDT

In this two part episode, we talk with Steve Poggi, a comic who started out in St. Louis 9 years ago and now lives in San Francisco. In Part B, Steve talks about how a break up spurred him to try stand up, his methods of dealing with stage fright, and how his style developed from Hedberg-esque to storytelling. 

Direct download: Steve_Poggi_and_His_Mom_Part_Two.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm CDT

In this two part episode, we talk with Steve Poggi, a comic who started out in St. Louis 9 years ago and now lives in San Francisco. In Part A, Steve's mom Karen discusses her history with Tarot cards and using meditation to overcome mental illness and loss. Both Steve and Karen share stories about spiritual encounters. Amy and Jeremy both have their cards read, which is only about 80% as awkward as it sounds. It's a pretty interesting hour.

Direct download: Steve_Poggi_and_His_Mom_Part_One.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Josh Beck and Tree Sanchez talk bucket lists, surreally bad shows they've performed at, and cultures we all know very little about. Like all of our guests, they were deeply impressed by our professionalism and poise.

Direct download: Josh_Beck_and_Tree_Sanchez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm CDT

Bobby Jaycox talks movies, ghosts, and working with TJ Miller (among other things) in this slightly longer than usual episode. If I were a marketing person, I'd call it "super sized" or "bonus extra more fun for your money great time," but really Jeremy and Bobby just have a lot of problems with The Dark Knight Rises.

Direct download: Bobby_Jaycox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am CDT

In this episode, Michigan comedian Zach Martina and his girlfriend Emily join us to talk about the differences between the St. Louis and Detroit comedy scenes and the mechanics of travelling to do shows. There is a lot of talk about food and a surprising amount of murder and intrigue. We also learn that Jeremy is fine with cannibalism and Amy cannot sit in a chair properly. Podcast!

Direct download: Zach_Martina_and_Emily.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm CDT

Our sometimes sound guy and hilarious comedian/ hard working showrunner Brandon Judd joined us for a very interesting and very funny conversation. He has a messed up nose and some guy in China blew up his car on accident. Also, more fortune cookies, purely by coincidence.

Direct download: Brandon_Judd.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm CDT

Hilarious comedian Nathan Orton joined us for a great chat in Jeremy's dining room. He talked about how his brother is a famous WWE wrestler, and that causes a lot of weird and crazy problems on Facebook. We also all got fortune cookies, and Amy found a weird Christian message on a candy cane. This was quite possibly the funniest episode we have ever done.

Direct download: Nathan_Orton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28am CDT

Kris Wernowsky runs one of the very best monthly standup comedy showcases in all of St. Louis. He is also a comedian in his own right, and has been a working journalist for 10 years. Kris told us probably the craziest and most entertaining individual story we have heard from a guest. Give it a listen, and like us on Facebook and subscribe on iTunes.

Direct download: Kris_Wernowsky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07am CDT

Kelsey McClure joins us to talk about the comedy scene in St Louis. She brought a fart gun. She also talked about her show and website Comedy In The Lou

Direct download: Kelsey_McClure.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38am CDT

Happy New Year everybody! Comedian Max Fitzgerald joined us for lucky episode number 13, and we discussed Amy's past respiratory issues, storks, desks, weird foreskins, and comedy. We also talked about the insane facebook page for the new Funnybone in Valley Park. You should go check it out, because it's so weird.

Also, Jeremy recently did an interview on a blog called Weird! Why Aren't You Vegan? if you are interested in that, and he will be writing regular blog posts on a site called Comedy In the Lou. We will also be posting links to this podcast there, so go support that.

Direct download: Max_Fitzgerald.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01pm CDT