[EP 86] Monsanto Mashed Potato feat. Grant Lindahl

Hola DigHeads! On this week’s podcast we bid farewell to another Digression Sessions ally – Grant Lindahl! Grant is not dying, he’s merely moving to another land, a Port-Land! We were grateful to have Grant for one last romp around the cast this week, before he ships out (Dearest Martha, how I long for your bosom).

Grant has kept the flame of alt-comedy- nerdiness burning strong in the local scene over the last few years. He has smashed guitars at stand-up shows, sketched other comedians in action (check out the drawing of Josh and Mike from the Chris LaMartina ep on the website), and now has a cartoon webseries called “Damaged” going with New York comedian Liz Miele! Check it out!

We chat with Grant about Damaged, Grant’s near-joining of the military over art-school (what?!), Grant’s curious habit of tormenting his Mother with photos of a non-existant cousin, and Josh’s adventures in performing comedy at a local Gay leather club. Spoiler-alert: no gay sex (what?!).

Thanks for stomping in Grant, this was another fun and interesting discussion!

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[EP 41] The Young Republicans feat. Grant Lindahl, Bryan Preston, & Mike Finazzo

Hola Digheads! Similar to a group of sweaty juggalos in a field in the mid-west of America, we have quite the gathering on this show! Mike Moran was shampooing his hair, so Josh had Mike Finazzo and Bryan Preston take up co-host duties to interview the young, the wonderful – comedian Grant Lindahl!

Grant’s stand-up style is a mix of traditional joke telling, musical integration, dramatic intros (ie being carried on a stage in a papoose), possessing spirit animals, and sometimes – he takes his shirt off (ladies!). For instance, Grant shares a story of orchestrating a ninja fight at the DC Improv and pretending to be in throws of an acid trip on stage. You can see that here.

Grant is also freelance animator and director based in Baltimore, Maryland. He is currently working on his BFA in Animation at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Grant recently published, “My Expensive Hobby,” a book about his experiences in the Baltimore comedy scene over the course of four months.

We also discuss a number of topics for this episode including, but not limited to: growing up on a farm, cursing in front of grandparents, pogs, ninja stand up, alt comedy, art students, and so much more!

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Episode: 41 // Guest(s): Grant Lindahl, Bryan Preston, & Mike Finazzo // Listen:
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