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[EP 140] Podcasting Is A Pain In The Ass feat. Joe DeRosa!

Hola DigHeads! On this week’s episode, Josh and special guest cohost Stavros Halkias are joined by the comedian, writer, and director – Joe DeRosa in a Phildelphia hotel room. DeRosa’s new album, “Mistakes Were Made” is available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. You can also get his book, “Cheat,” he coauthored with Bill Burr and Bobby Kelly. He’s also be on HBO’s Bored To Death, FX’s Louie, IFC’s Z-Rock, E’s Chelsea Lately, and DirecTV’s The Artie Lange Show. And he wrote for the Pete Holmes show.

Josh and Stav are huge fans, so this was an honor to talk to Joe about taking his approach to playing in bands and applying it to comedy, new material Seinfeld, how podcasting is a pain in the ass, the table at the Comedy Cellar, and Joe’s love / hate, well mostly hate relationship with the internet!

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[EP 136] Roller Skates & Parachute Pants feat. Joe Matarese!

Hola DigHeads! On this week’s episode, Josh and guest cohost comedian Stavros Halkias sit down in the green room of Magooby’s Joke House to talk to comedian, Joe Matarese! Joe’s a veteran stand up, he recently appeared on America’s Got Talent, and he also has a very successful podcast called “Fixing Joe.”

Topics in the ep include: Matt Mcconaughey and Tom Cruise dying their hair, black rooms, Joe’s early struggles doing stand up in NYC and Florida, comedians wearing bowling shirts, and in a truly universal moment of kismet / time is a flat circle moment – Josh realizes that Joe was one of the first comedians he ever saw on MTV’s Spring Break comedy show. It was a hell of a moment, brother!

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[EP 62] A Million Little Chicken Nuggets feat. Stavros Halkias

Hola Digheads! This week, Mike and Josh have the pleasure of chatting with the very funny stand up comedian, Stavros Halkias!

Stav has opened for BJ Novak from the Office and Aries Spears from MadTV. And Mr. Halkias recently won Baltimore’s New Comedian of the year for 2012 contest at Magooby’s Joke House. Performing regularly in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area, Stav is constantly on the grind, brah.

He also produces and hosts monthly showcases at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and co-hosts the Super Comedy show every third Friday at Dionysus in Mount Vernon, Baltimore.

We talk to Stav about his budding comedy career, his openness to drugs, not reading, and his love of Mickey D’s chicken nuggets.

We also discuss the string of Judge related shows (Judy, Mathis, Dredd), suicide advice hotline (make it count!), that sickness that is going around!, harboring grammar Nazis, and of course 9/11!

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[EP 35] I’mma Slap Your Momma’s Left Titty feat. Stavros Halkias

Hola Digheads! On this week’s show the young whipper snapper, comedian Stavros Halkias, joins Josh and Mike (Finazzo) for an interview in the Dig Sesh HQ. Comedian Mike Finazzo was nice enough to pinch hit for the injured Mike Moran.

Stavros started comedy because he was miserable. He’s been doing stand for a few years. And NOW he’s a little less miserable! We kid! He’s doing quite well for a young comedian on the grind. Stavros recently won the Magooby’s New Talent Contest and is earning his stripes and the respect of other comedians by performing all over the Baltimore and D.C. area several times a week.

Stavros also hosts the (seb) Comedy Hour – a monthly comedy show at UMBC. Past guest, Hampton Yount will be the headliner at the next show on May 10.

There’s a decent amount of “inside baseball” talk about the art of stand up in this ep, but it’s a good one – especially if you’re thinking about getting into stand up.

We discuss a number of topics for this episode including, but not limited to: Performing comedy at bar shows, writing jokes, work ethic, the size of Stavros’ penis, teaching America’s youth, Greek translations for tampons, comedic aspirations, dealing w/ the handicapped in underwear, and much more!

Don’t forget! Mike Finazzo’s album is coming out May 29th via Better Robot Records!

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