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Sitting Down with Stand-Up Guys

Get to know some of Chicago's most talented comedians as they sit and chat about the comedy scene, the writing process and everything in between.
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Dec 8, 2016
Brendan Gay

George Pira welcomes Brendan Gay to the studio for a conversation about how he got into doing comedy in Chicago and what he plans to do now that he's been at it for a whole year. 

Oct 24, 2016
Robel Arega Returns

George Pira invites Robel Arega to his apartment for a conversation about things like: dirty words, inequality and our problems with sports fans. 

Sep 20, 2016
Coffee with Tim Barnes

George Pira took the podcast on the road and to a coffee shop in Brooklyn, NY where he sat down with previous guest and host of "Its All True", Tim Barnes. 

Sep 8, 2016
Marty DeRosa

This week, George Pira sits down with Marty DeRosa of Comedians You Should Know. He chats about doing stand-up and recording his two wrestling podcasts, "Wrestling With Depression" and "Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling"

Sep 1, 2016
Megan Gailey

This week, George Pira welcomes Megan Gailey to the podcast for a short, but sweet conversation about dating comics vs dating normal people and what she misses most about Chicago. 

Aug 25, 2016
Michael Boothby

George Pira sits down with comedian and improviser, Michael Boothby for a fun conversation about going stand-up in New Zealand and how even a bad Tinder date can lead to something good. 

Jul 22, 2016
Cousin Vinnie

"Cousin Vinnie" Hickey sits down with George Pira for a great conversation about doing comedy, producing shows and overcoming the biggest obstacles life can throw at a person. 

Jul 14, 2016
Jillian Ebanks

George Pira sits down with Jillian Ebanks who is not only a funny comedian, but also his funny co-worker. Follow her on twitter @curlyharenocare! 

Jul 6, 2016
Jeff Arcuri Returns

George Pira welcomes Jeff Arcuri back to sit down and chat about some of his latest experiences on stage and how his life has changed since his last visit to the podcast. 

Mar 22, 2016
Tim Barnes

This week, George Pira sits down with Tim Barnes for a nice chat about doing stand-up and creating NPR's conversational storytelling podcast, "It's All True!"

Feb 16, 2016
Robel Arega

George Pira welcomes comedian/improviser, Robel Arega, to the podcast for a great conversation about American Idol, the Grammys and being first-generation Americans. 

Feb 9, 2016
Christian Okoye

Christian Okoye joins the podcast for the first episode of 2016. He and George Pira cover a plethora of topics including: the NBA, the Oscars and the Republican Party

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