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!"
George Pira welcomes comedian/improviser, Robel Arega, to the podcast for a great conversation about American Idol, the Grammys and being first-generation Americans.
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
Its another "Best of" episode here at the Sitting Down with Stand-Up Guys studios. Get full episodes on iTunes, Stitcher or at sittingdownwithstandupguys.libsyn.com!
This week, George welcomes Chris Noorian to the podcast for a delightful conversation about improv. You can see Chris and the "Noun & Laters" improvise at Second City Thursdays in December. (3rd, 10th & 17th)
Aaron Klopfer returns for another great conversation about stand-up and the darker side of comedy. We also discuss alcohol, Justin Bieber and the rise of the 90's.
This week, George tells us about his weekend in the nation's capital and how he's finally been able to watch Netflix again. He also touches on some trending topics like the Rousey/Holm fight and Charlie Sheen.
George Pira was unsuccessful when it came to landing a comedian this week so he turned on the microphone and kept the show rolling solo. He talks about Fallout 4, Netflix, Finding Dory and several equally random, but relevant topics.
Antonio Aguilar joins the podcast to tell us all about doing stand-up on the road and why losing glasses is one of the worst things that can happen to a person. Find Antonio's upcoming dates on antoniocomedy.com!
William Martinez invites us into his home to chat about voice over, stand-up comedy and the troubles that can come with it.
Amy Shanker sits down with us before her big move to New York City, but things get a little bit serious after I decline to help her pack. Riveting stuff. Don't miss it.
Check out amyshanker.com for upcoming dates!
Today we're sitting down with half-comedian and half podcaster, Zach Peterson. Check out Zach's podcasts: "Getting Around to It" and "Arguments & Grievances"...but only after you've listened to this episode first...
In today's episode, Hermez Abraham and I talk about going to the same high school (7 years apart), growing up with Middle Eastern mothers and how acting in the school play led to his pursuit of becoming a stand-up comedian.
Feeling nostalgic? Well then you'll love this short, but sweet compilation of some of the great moments in Sitting Down with Stand-Up Guys history.
Russ Williamson of the podcast, "This is For the Birds", sits down to discuss why he loves stand-up comedy and why bachelorette parties have no business at any of his shows.
This week, Rose Hedberg and I discuss a little bit of everything including comic book movies, video games and Florida. At some point we manage to talk about comedy. Special Guest: Gus the Dog
Joe Rogan performed at The Chicago Theatre last month and George took advantage of the 'meet & greet' after the show by ambushing him with a podcast instead of taking a picture with him like a normal fan. This was our conversation. All 30 seconds of it.
Aaron & Lewis are Portland based comedians that decided to visit Chicago and eat all of our cheesey foods. In this episode, we discuss the similarities and differences between the two comedy scenes, but we also talk about important things like facial hair and The Simpsons.
This week's guest is Jamie Jirak. When she's not watching Fraiser or Cheers, you can catch her hosting at the pH Comedy Theatre in Andersonville.
I sat down with a group of summer campers at The Ancona School in Hyde Park. I asked the kids to write about the time that they laughed the hardest, then "stand-up" and tell everyone about it.
James Adomian (Comedy Bang! Bang! & @Midnight) was in Chicago for the Comedy Exposition and George Pira was fortunate enough to sit down with him for an hour. In a car.
Martin Morrow is everywhere. He's at The Laugh Factory. He's at Second City. He's on television. He's one of the Comedians You Should Know.
But today, he's on Sitting Down With Stand-Up Guys.
Erin Field is female, but oh man is she so much more than that! In this episode we talk about pro-wrestling, horror movies and comedy at some point. Follow her on Twitter @ErinFieldComedy!
Jeff Arcuri is a hilarious comedian, writer and actor. He can be seen at comedy clubs all over Chicago, including regular appearances at The Laugh Factory. For more information on dates you can check out www.jeffarcuri.com!