Comedy Centric Podcast

Comedy Centric Podcast

Welcome to Comedy Centric, the podcast that brings you everything about the world of comedy. Join your hosts Julia Scotti and Cathy Caldwell as they delve into the rich history of this timeless art form, exploring the stories of legendary performers, writers, and the behind-the-scenes talent that built the business. From unheard anecdotes to lesser-known facts, we've got you covered. So sit back, relax, and join us for a laugh-filled journey into the fascinating world of comedy. read less
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Episode 34: Special Guest - Rhonda Hansome
Apr 11 2023
Episode 34: Special Guest - Rhonda Hansome
On today's episode of Comedy Centric, Julia and Cathy are thrilled to have the multi-talented Rhonda Hansome as their guest. Rhonda's extensive experience in the entertainment industry includes working with renowned figures like Jim Henson and Anita Baker. In this captivating podcast, Rhonda shares her remarkable journey through the world of show business, offering valuable insights and perspectives. This is an episode not to be missed, as Rhonda's anecdotes and experiences are sure to entertain and enlighten. Subscribe to our channel and tap the bell for notifications Find The Comedy Centric Podcast on the following Platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comedycentricpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentricComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentricpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comedycentricpodcast ____________________________________________________________________ Rhonda Hansome is Bermuda in the movie Pretty Woman and appeared on Saturday Night Live. Her stand-up comedy has opened for Anita Baker (Radio City Music Hall) Diana Ross (Constitution Hall) Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and The Pointer Sisters in Atlantic City. She was Host & Artist Coordinator of Indictment Excitement, Laughing Liberally’s Off-Broadway run of NY’s top political humorist. On Sirius XM Ch 127 Rhonda is John Fugelsang’s regular Monday guest (#HansomeMonday) on Tell Me Everything. She writes Politoonitics, a political cartoon on Facebook. Rhonda writes and is Real Newz anchor of Politipod podcast on Sound Cloud. She co- starred in the Facebook mini-series Lo & Behold and with her City Artists Corps Grant, she presented true tales of sex, murder & gentrification in Lie Baby, Lie! her one-woman show. This multiple award honored theater director is a Best Director nominee for Dust of Egypt (nominated Best Production and won Best Actress) in the New York Theater Festival Winter Fest. During quarantine she directed a number of online projects for theaters including New Federal Theater and Theater for The New City. Her play, C.P.R. A Love Tragedy? based on the police assault of Abner Louima, was presented by New Perspectives Theater and the Frank Silvera Writers Workshop. She directed the short film, Let’s Keep This Professional, starring Comedy in Harlem club owners (comedians) Jamie Roberts & Nicky Sunshine. Rhonda’s hobby is rollerblading. Website: www.RhondaHansome.com / www.DirectedByPassion.com FB: Rhonda Hansome Comedy, Politipod, Politoonitics, Twitter: @RhondaHansome / IG: rhondafull / Tik Tok: Lobehold100 Blog: www.SheSoFunny.org #NinaSimoneOfComedy #RadioRhonda #NotYourGrandmasComic #JudgingOnThe6Train
Episode 33: Special Guest - Ray Anderson
Apr 9 2023
Episode 33: Special Guest - Ray Anderson
RAY ANDERSEN GREW UP IN WEST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY IN THE HOUSE THAT LEGENDARY SONGWRITERS, CAROLE KING AND GERRY GOFFIN LIVED. RAY WAS INSPIRED AT A VERY EARLY AGE TO START SINGING, PLAYING PIANO, GUITAR AND DRUMS, AND START CRAFTING HIS OWN SONGS-WITHOUT A SINGLE LESSON. FOR MUCH OF THE 80S, RAY WAS A MEMBER OF THE NOTABLE ASBURY PARK NJ, STONE PONY HOUSE-BAND, CATS ON A SMOOTH SURFACE. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN PLAYED WITH RAY AND THE BAND SO MUCH, HE OFTEN RAVED TO THE PRESS WORLDWIDE, THAT THEY WERE HIS FAVORITE GROUP OF MUSICIANS TO JAM WITH WHEN HE WAS OFF TOUR. IN 1994, HIS WIFE AT THE TIME, WHO WAS PART-TIMING AT A PRE-SCHOOL, ASKED RAY TO COME IN AND PERFORM SOME SONGS FOR THE KIDS. IN NO TIME, HE BECAME KNOWN AS “MR. RAY,” HOLDING AN EYE-CATCHING, COLORFULLY-STICKERED GUITAR. THE KIDS (AND RAY) WERE QUICKLY HOOKED. IN 1998, RAY GOT A CALL TO PLAY GUITAR, KEYBOARDS & SING BACKUP FOR INTERNATIONAL ROCK STAR, MEAT LOAF. BESIDES GIVING HIM THE THRILL OF PERFORMING IN SOME OF AMERICA & EUROPE’S GREATEST VENUES, RAY, AS PART OF MEAT LOAF’S BAND, DID A LOT OF TV SUCH AS DAVID LETTERMAN, JAY LENO, TOP OF THE POPS, TGIF, VH1’S STORYTELLERS, HARD ROCK LIVE AND MANY MORE. ON DECEMBER 6TH, 2006 THE FIRST-EVER RAY COMMERCIAL AIRED ON NICKELODEON & CARTOON NETWORK IN THE US. IN SEPTEMBER 2008, RAY PARTNERED WITH A VERY HIP INDOOR PLAYGROUND IN CHELSEA NYC CALLED APPLESEED’S, BY WRITING & LICENSING ORIGINAL SONGS FOR THEIR MUSIC FOR KIDS PROGRAM CALLED SONGS FOR SEEDS. CLASSES LAUNCHED IN JANUARY 2009. ON MARCH 19TH 2009, RAY WAS INVITED TO SING AT THE UNITED NATIONS IN NYC FOR AN EVENT CALLED A SEASON FOR NON-VIOLENCE. HE WAS BACKED UP BY 15 CHILDREN SINGERS, PERFORMING JOHN LENNON’S ‘IMAGINE’ ‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’ AND TWO ORIGINALS, ‘MUSIC’S A LANGUAGE’ AND ‘MAKE THE WORLD SAFE.” HE PERFORMS EVERYWHERE FROM FESTIVALS TO PARKS AND LIBRARIES, AS WELL AS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FANFEST, CHILDREN AFFECT BY AIDS FOUNDATION AND MANY OTHER NOTABLE LOCATIONS. AS A PART-TIME MEMBER OF BOB BANDIERA’S JERSEY ROCK N’ SOUL REVUE, RAY PERFORMS FROM TIME TO TIME WITH FELLOW NEW JERSEYANS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & JON BON JOVI. SONOMA ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSIONED RAY TO RECORD 150 PUBLIC DOMAIN KIDS’ CLASSIC SONGS, WHICH ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN BEST BUY, WALMART, K-MART & 9,000 DOLLAR GENERAL STORES NATIONWIDE. RAY HAS RECORDED, SANG & PRODUCED FIVE (5) COVER VERSIONS OF HIT SONGS FOR PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE NATIONAL TV COMMERCIALS. INCLUDING, THIS MAGIC MOMENT, HOW SWEET IT IS, YOU MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE, THE ROCKY THEME AND JACKSON 5’S “I WANT YOU BACK”. ALONG WITH ALL OF THESE VENTURES, RAY RECORDS, PRODUCES AND SINGS ON NUMEROUS CLIENT PROJECTS FOR STARTING FIVE MEDIA. ONE OF THESE PROJECTS WAS A BLACKBERRY COMMERCIAL WHERE RAY PLAYED ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AND SANG THE ETTA JAMES’ CLASSIC, “AT LAST”. TO SEE BLACKBERRY EXECUTIVES LIP-SYNCING THE COMMERCIAL: HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/2P8NK5KWLT0 RAY ANDERSEN WEBSITE: HTTP://MRRAY.COM/RAYANDERSEN_BIO RAY ANDERSEN YOUTUBE CHANNEL: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/CHANNEL/UCG8GJVYSX0CT1WSC0GEHITW ANTI-BULLYING PROJECT: HTTP://HARDROCKHAVEN.NET/ONLINE/2015/08/INTERVIEW-WITH-RAY-ANDERSEN/
Episode 31: Special Guest - Mary Kennedy
Apr 4 2023
Episode 31: Special Guest - Mary Kennedy
Subscribe to our channel and tap the bell for notifications Find The Comedy Centric Podcast on the following Platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comedycentricpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentricComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentricpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comedycentricpodcast ____________________________________________________________________ Mary Kennedy was the recurring character “New Fiona” on Shameless, Season 7 and garnered the prestigious honor of being added to the Shameless Hall of Shame for the final season on Showtime. The movie Tales of a Fifth Grade Robin Hood, where she plays the role of “Berniece, The Lunch Lady”, is streaming on TUBI TV. Tales stars Jon Lovitz and Stephen Glickman. Just recently, the short, Free Chair, made it’s debut at Sherman Oaks Film Festival, with rave reviews! Mary also booked her second thriller Your Lucky Day, directed by Dan Brown which is due out in 2023. One of the most fun, she had on set recently, was playing a crazed Chippendales fan, on HULU’s Welcome to Chippendales. Films include, Tiffany Johnson’s film Girl Callin with production company REFINERY 29. Kennedy was cast, as the “Waitress” and it premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. She also was in “Shattered” as Mrs. Searcy, Starring Ray Wise, Molly Burnett and Arianna Zucker. In Los Angeles, she appeared in the theatre production of AfterGlow the ‘80s Musical Experience with the #originalgorgeousladiesofwrestling (GLOW) as legendary wrestling manager, Jackie Stallone. Kennedy received two Broadway World Award Nominations: Best Supporting Actor and subsequently won a Best Ensemble Award. Her one woman show, Mid Life Mood Swing, made it’s debut in LA at Oh My Ribs back in 2018, did a tour to sold out audiences on the east coast, including Mary’s hometown and just had a successful showing at SOLOFEST 2023 through The Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles. This show is a rollercoaster ride about being her mom’s roadie for the wedding band The Mood Swings in the 80’s, being cousins with the Kennedys, yeah those Kennedys and going through motherhood, midlife and menopause. Mary Kennedy, is a headlining comic, all over the country and appears regularly at Flappers Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles/Long Beach. She has also worked at the Comedy Store LA/La Jolla, Comedy Chateau, The Ice House and The Improv (Ontario, Irvine). When in NYC, she is a regular at Broadway Comedy Club and Greenwich Comedy Club. This past summer she headlined, Laugh Boston’s Off Cabot on the north shore of Boston. She toured nationally with Mom’s Night Out which subsequently was in development with NickMom/Viacom. Her hilarious comedy was also on the LIVE version of Showtime’s Comedy Special, Funny Women of a Certain Age at the Hollywood Improv and at Flappers.
Episode 30: Special Guest - Ted Bohus
Mar 21 2023
Episode 30: Special Guest - Ted Bohus
Subscribe to our channel and tap the bell for notifications Find The Comedy Centric Podcast on the following Platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comedycentricpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentricComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentricpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comedycentricpodcast ____________________________________________________________________ In the 70’s Ted produced several fantasy short subjects and wrote forvarious film magazines. In 1977 he published and edited his own magazine called SPFX-Special Effects Magazine. After a few issues he quit to produce and write several low-budget science fiction/horror films including FIEND and NIGHTBEAST. In 1993 Ted resumed publication of SPFX and does to this day. In 1980 Ted started his own production company FILMLINE COMMUNICATIONS. He produced, co-designed the creature and wrote the story for his first theatrical feature, THE DEADLY SPAWN. Throughout the 80’s Ted worked on various films as producer, director,story consultant, writer, special effects designer/supervisor, 2nd unit director, and stunt actor. These films include MIND KILLER, LONE WOLF, GAMBLIN and THE AMITYVILLE CURSE.In 1988, Ted produced the 35mm monsterfest, METAMORPHOSIS: THE ALIEN FACTOR. Beside producing the film Ted also served as story writer, creature designer, stuntman, and second unit director.Ted has also produced the anthology films FANTASTIC FILMSHOW I & II and directed various episodes.(1994) THE REGENERATED MAN, which Ted wrote, produced, and directed was shot in 35mm. The film contains a computer animated creature created with the same software used for the dinosaur effects in Jurassic Park.(1995) Ted produced, directed and wrote the sci-fi/comedy VAMPIRE VIXENS FROM VENUS. The film had a successful run on USA TV network “Up All Night.” In 1994, Ted was the host, producer and director of HOLLYWOOD EAST RADIO. WVNJ 1160. The radio show consisted of interviews with movie personalities and call-ins. Also, with co-host Joanne Santiglia (Ch. 10 Time Warner News) he produced, wrote, directed and edited a 1/2 hour news magazine program for cable television. HOLLYWOOD EAST contained interviews and film clips. It was nominated for the Cable Ace Award. It was shot at New York's PLANET HOLLYWOOD.
Episode 29: Special Guest - Peggy Boyce
Mar 21 2023
Episode 29: Special Guest - Peggy Boyce
Subscribe to our channel and tap the bell for notifications Find The Comedy Centric Podcast on the following Platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comedycentricpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentricComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentricpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comedycentricpodcast ____________________________________________________________________ Peggy Boyce is a former stand-up comedienne/juggler who has appeared in major comedy clubs and festivals. Peggy has been a supporter of women in comedy since 1992 through the “Mary Jo Comedy Awards,” and the Executive Producer of the “Funniest Female Comedy Series” and “Ladies of Laughter.” She has also provided public relations, special events and sponsorship marketing services to corporations that include Anheuser-Busch, CIBA, Citibank, Harrah’s Entertainment, Kraft and MasterCard. Peggy began her career in entertainment as a location scout and assistant producer for The Start of Something Big with Steve Allen and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. A guest speaker for various corporate and private functions, Peggy also teaches comedy workshops in the New York metropolitan area and has been a member of the NY Friars Club. Experience is Everything! Gaining exposure and media attention is critical to the success of the Ladies of Laughter events, as well as, the comediennes. Ladies of Laughter and Executive Producer Peggy Boyce has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world including Anheuser-Busch, CIBA, Citibank, Harrah’s Entertainment, Kraft, and MasterCard. Her public relations, special events, and sponsorship marketing services to corporations are the driving force behind the overwhelming success of Ladies of Laughter.
Episode 26: Special Guest - Gabe Abelson
Feb 18 2023
Episode 26: Special Guest - Gabe Abelson
Subscribe to our channel and tap the bell for notifications  Find The Comedy Centric Podcast on the following Platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comedycentricpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentricComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentricpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comedycentricpodcast ____________________________________________________________________ Originally from New York City, Gabe Abelson holds a BA in Drama from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where he studied with acting guru Lee Strasberg.  After his success in booking a number of stage roles and television commercials after college, Abelson decided to pursue his real love stand-up comedy. A sought-after comedian, he toured the world for over a decade before being offered the role of Head Monologue Writer for "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS). Within five years, he received five Emmy Award nominations and three Writers Guild Awards. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America) and SAG/AFTRA.  After his tenure at Letterman, Gabe relocated to Los Angeles to write for several network late-night shows, including "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" (ABC), "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (NBC) for which he also wrote, produced and directed segments and "The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (CBS).  In addition, he was Producer and head writer for "The Tom Green Show" (MTV), Writer/Producer on the pilot of "Lopez Tonight" (TBS) and Consulting Producer for "Pop-Up Video" (VH1). Gabe served as the Head Writer for the Golden Trailer Awards for 2000, 2004, 2007, 2009, and 2010 as well as the Head Writer for the 2004 Canada Walk of Fame. He also wrote for the 2012 Gracie Awards. He has written for sitting U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, as well as notables Robert DeNiro and Nathan Lane.
Episode 25: Special Guest - Suzanne Westenhoeffer
Feb 7 2023
Episode 25: Special Guest - Suzanne Westenhoeffer
Find The Comedy Centric Podcast on the following Platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comedycentricpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentricComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentricpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comedycentricpodcast ____________________________________________________________________ No one ever accused Suzanne of being subtle, not the shuttle driver who took her to the airport, the woman she was in line with at the grocery store yesterday and certainly not her audiences.  Subtle, she is not. After 25 years of groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering and brutally honest comedy, she’s not about to start pulling punches now. The kid from Amish Country who began her comedy career on a dare is celebrating a quarter century of out, open, no-holds-barred comedy. Suzanne tells the truth. The truth is life is funny, especially when it’s fermented in Suzanne’s mind. That’s why she could never be in the closet, making her a trailblazer when she started doing stand-up in the 1990s. She was the first openly lesbian comedian with an HBO Special and the first openly lesbian comedian on “Late Night with David Letterman.” Heck, she was on Sally Jesse Raphael in 1991 on a show called “Breaking the Lesbian Stereotype…Lesbians Who Don’t Look Like Lesbians.” From “OMG, a lesbian has long hair and wears make up” to “I went to Helen and Jane’s wedding last weekend,” that’s how far we’ve come in the 25 years Suzanne has been telling her truth to audiences all over the world. Some of that is certainly thanks to her candor, courage and charisma. Suzanne never does the same show twice. She can’t. She doesn’t write anything down. She charges boldly onto the stage and what happens is always a mystery and a delight. Enjoy a wild night of comedy in a city near you. https://www.suzannew.com/events/
Episode 24: Special Guest - Nancy Parker
Jan 31 2023
Episode 24: Special Guest - Nancy Parker
Subscribe to our channel and tap the bell for notifications  Find The Comedy Centric Podcast on the following Platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comedycentricpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentricComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentricpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comedycentricpodcast ____________________________________________________ Nancy Parker has been doing comedy for almost five decades. She’s toured clubs and theaters nationwide, touring with Peter Allen, and Meat Loaf, to name a few. She got her start at the Improv and Catch A Rising Star in NYC. For years she appeared as a regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Her signature impressions and characters have appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show Evening At the Improv Don Kirschner Rock Concert, to name a few. She was also a cast member of the Playboy Special filmed at The Comedy Store, aptly titled, Girls of the Comedy Store. She was a writer/performer for eight years at the American Comedy Network, which provided comedy for morning radio zoos around the country.  She performed on their Emmy Nominated special in Danbury, Ct. She has written written material for the Rosie O’Donnell Show and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. As a playwright, she has written three full length plays, two of which have had many staged readings. She has also written six ten minute plays; one which has already had two productions. Her new one woman show, PULL BACK AND VENT recently completed a year’s residency at Don’t Tell Mama’s in NYC.
Episode 22: Special Guest - Joey Kola
Jan 17 2023
Episode 22: Special Guest - Joey Kola
You can find this episode on YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe to our channel and tap the bell for notifications  Find The Comedy Centric Podcast on the following Platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comedycentricpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentricComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentricpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comedycentricpodcast  ________________________________________________________________________ As a stand-up comedian for 40 years, Joey Kola has performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout his career in the US, Canada and England. His high energy, spot on punch lines, and fast delivery assault an audience like a comedic freight train. Joey's topical and timeless material combine to always make his audiences laugh hard. Joey has worked at countless comedy clubs, colleges, casinos, theatrers, cruise ships and corporate functions. Kola's also proud of the success he's had in raising great amounts of money for the many different charities he currently supports. Joey Kola's TV credits include, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", The Late Show with David Letterman", "The King of Queens" with Kevin James, "The Martha Stewart Show", "Comedy Central Presents Joey Kola", "The Rosie O'Donnell Show", Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", The Rachael Ray Show, Jimmy Fallon and CBS's hit show "Kevin Can Wait" staring Kevin James, where Joey also plays the role of "Larry Anderson", the corn eating Assistant Principal on the show. Joey has been voted Best TV Comic 5 years in a row by Time Out NY magazine. He has warmed up many shows, such as "The Rosie O'Donnell Show", "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" with Meredith Viera, "The Late Show With David Letterman", "The Apprentice" and "Survivor" Finales, "The Jane Pauley Show" and CBS's "Wake-Up with Ali and Jack", "The Marriage Ref" produced by Jerry Seinfeld, "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert and "The Chew". Joey continues to be a "regular" on and audience warm-up for Rachael as he goes into it's 15th season. One of the hardest working comics in show business today, over 300 shows per year for the last 40 years, Joey also finds time to write for other comics. George Carlin called Joey "One of the strongest comics I've seen". Joey has also toured many casinos with the cast of the Sopranos as part of their live show "Comedy You Can't Refuse". And Comedy and Conversation with The Sopranos. Kola continues to make audiences laugh today. Joey's family, his wife and 2 kids, are a great source for most of his material. Joey Kola can play to any crowd, young or old, his material is versatile. He can work 'clean' or 'blue'. Joey loves to promote his shows. His radio spots on various stations around the country have been enjoyed by millions. Written about in many news articles, magazines, and on the internet, Joey continues to please a wide range of people. No matter who the audience is, Joey's likeability comes across as his strongest asset. He always leaves everyone drunken with laughter.
Episode 21: Special Guest - Belynda Cleare
Jan 10 2023
Episode 21: Special Guest - Belynda Cleare
You can find this episode on YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe to our channel and tap the bell for notifications  Find The Comedy Centric Podcast on the following Platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comedycentricpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentricComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentricpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comedycentricpodcast ________________________________________________________________________ Belynda Cleare’s comedic, writing, and performing abilities are often overshadowed by her striking resemblance to Beyonce. Even as her stand up broaches topics like poverty, aging, and death, Belynda’s bright, warm energy brings life to every room.  Since moving to Philadelphia from The Great White North (emphasis on the “White”), Belynda has shared the stage with comics like Garrett Morris, Paula Poundstone, Bob Nelson, and Luenell. In 2015, she was featured on Amazon Prime’s Comics Watching Comics, and her one-woman show,  Staying on the Right Side of Sanity, Diary of a Dirt Road Diva was the top grossing show in the Wilmington Fringe Festival for four years in a row. This show, which has captivated audiences from Nashville to Nova Scotia, inspired a forthcoming script that has made Belynda a finalist in the Yes And…Laughter Lab.  Fox 29 News did a segment on Belynda’s use of comedy to cope with grief. Belynda is so committed to addressing mental health in comedy that she teaches a course on the topic at The Comics ROCK Convention, wherein she has been a presenter for the last 9 years. Her festival appearances include: Women Work, Black Girls Giggle, and Ladies of Laughter. She is a frequent guest on THE HAWK radio station, has been featured on CBC’s The National and in Nova Scotia’s Guysborough Journal.  Belynda can be seen on club stages from NYC to LA and various parts of Canada, as well as walking past Andre 3000 in a party scene in AMC’s Dispatches from Elsewhere.
Episode 17: Special Guest - Billy West
Dec 13 2022
Episode 17: Special Guest - Billy West
Subscribe to our channel and tap the bell for notifications  Find The Comedy Centric Podcast on the following Platforms: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/comedycentricpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentricComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentricpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comedycentricpodcast You can find Comedy Centric wherever you find your podcasts.  Apple, Spotify, IHeartRadio... EVERYWHERE! ___________________________________________________________________ Billy West was born in 1952 in Detroit, Michigan. Best known for his work on Ren & Stimpy, West has a career in radio and television that began in the 1980's when he did comedic impersonations for Charles Laquidara's Big Mattress morning show on Boston's WBNC FM radio network.  By the mid-90s, he had moved to doing impersonations of Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott on The Howard Stern Show, giving him greater exposure. From there, West became involved with the Nickelodeon shows Doug and Ren & Stimpy.  Portraying the title characters on both shows, Billy West saw his voiceover work reach an even larger, yet younger audience. This led to Warner Bros. hiring him for the film Space Jam in 1996. Featuring Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and the cast of Looney Tunes, West voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, two characters whom he has sporadically voiced throughout the next decade.  He is also known for his portrayal of Philip J. Fry on the cartoon Futurama, which began in 1999 and has continued on through a number of changes through 2012 and currently airs on Comedy Central. In addition he is also the voice of the iconic Red M&M.
Episode 16: Special Guest - Ophira Eisenberg
Dec 6 2022
Episode 16: Special Guest - Ophira Eisenberg
Subscribe to our channel and tap the bell for notifications  Find The Comedy Centric Podcast on the following Platforms: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/comedycentricpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentricComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentricpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comedycentricpodcast ___________________________________________________________________ Ophira Eisenberg is a standup comedian, writer, and host. She is known for hosting NPR’s national comedy trivia radio show and podcast Ask Me Another where she interviewed and played games with Sir Patrick Harris, Rosie Perez, Yo-Yo Ma, Awkwafina, Roxanne Gay, Bob The Drag Queen, Nick Kroll, Chelsea Handler and more.  She is also a regular panelist on Hulu’s Up Early Tonight. She’s appeared multiple times on CBS’s The Late Late Show, Comedy Central, This Week At The Comedy Cellar, The New Yorker Festival, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, HBO’s Girls, Gotham Live,  and The Today Show.  She is regular host and teller on The Moth Radio Hour. Her stories have also been included in three of The Moth’s best-selling collections, including the most recent: How To Tell A Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth. Ophira’s own comedic memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was optioned for a television series. Her comedy special Inside Joke is available on Amazon, and her new comedy album and special Plant- Based Jokes is available through 800Pound Gorilla Records on iTunes and streaming on YouTube.  Her new weekly comedy podcast Parenting Is A Joke is out now, produced by iHeart Radio and Pretty Good Friends.
Episode 15: Special Guest - Janette Barber
Nov 29 2022
Episode 15: Special Guest - Janette Barber
Subscribe to our channel and tap the bell for notifications  Find The Comedy Centric Podcast on the following Platforms: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comedycentricpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentricComedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentricpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comedycentricpodcast ___________________________________________________________________ Janette Barber is a six-time Emmy award winning writer/producer and two-time bestselling author. She is best known for her work with Rosie O’Donnell - as supervising producer and head writer on The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Janette won her sixth Emmy as Hot Topics writer on ABC’s The View. Janette was executive producer and sidekick on RosieRadio on SiriusXM where she, later, hosted her own show, Janette’s Show.   She created, produced and co-hosted the series, Lighten Up on the TV Food Network and is a standup comic. Janette has co-authored two bestselling humor books, USA Today bestseller: Breaking the Rules, Last Ditch Tactics for Landing the Man of Your Dreams (Career Press) and Publishers’ Weekly bestseller: Embracing Your Big Fat Ass (Atria). As an international humanitarian volunteer, Janette has participated in missions to Albania, Kosovo, Congo, Rwanda, Ukraine and the Philippines.  And recently joined Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) – a charity committed to improving the lives of children living with challenges.