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Comedy Wham Presents is a podcast featuring interviews of sketch, improv, and stand up comedians from Austin Texas.
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Feb 19, 2017

In this episode of Comedy Wham Presents, Valerie Lopez chats with Maggie Maye right before her big move to the west coast. Maye is an established Austin comedian who's amassed an incredible list of credits over the past several years. 

 

Photo Credit: Steve Rogers

Feb 13, 2017

In this episode of Comedy Wham Presents, Valerie Lopez interviews the ukulele playing, creator of an emo puppet band, and host of Stand Up Empire, Brently Heilbron. This is a fun interview with an Austin, TX icon and comedian.

Photo Credit: Uknown

Feb 8, 2017

Jesse Hensley is from a small small small East Texas town called Diane. Diane's claim to fame is that it's an hour from three other states, and Jesse Hensley. Jesse came to Austin and endeared himself to Coldtowne Theater and thanks to a vote of confidence from Nate Bargatze, landed a spot at Cap City. That's all it took. In his interview with Valerie Lopez, The Austin comedian talks about his history in comedy. 

Photo Credit: Eleanor Tapp

 

Feb 1, 2017

Raised in the lesser known, Santa Fe, Texas, Roy Janik grew up loving Mystery Science Theater 3000. Eventually he packed his passion for performing, moved to Austin and found the Hideout Theatre. The rest, as they say, is history. Find more about his history with improv comedy and what his future plans are. 

Photo Credit: Jon Bolden

Jan 20, 2017

Things come full circle in our latest podcast episode of Comedy Wham Presents as Valerie Lopez celebrates a year of interviews with one half of our first interview, Brendan K. O'Grady. 

O'Grady talks about Sure Thing Records, the importance of having a recording label for Austin comedians, and his commitment to staying busy in the town that's made him famous.

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Jan 16, 2017

Austin stand up comedian, Tai Nguyen, talks about growing up in Vietnam and how hip hop lead him to comedy. Though relatively new to the Austin comedy scene, Nguyen has been featured in a number of showcases and has competed in the Funniest Person in Austin contest. 

Photo Credit: Jay Rojas @ Seen It All Photography

Jan 8, 2017

Adrienne Dawes may not know, but she drops serious wisdom in this episode. If you are in a rut and need inspiring words, listen to this.

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Jan 8, 2017

Austin playwright, Adrienne Dawes talks about how she turned a natural shyness into a career in comedy writing and expanding comfort zones. 

Jan 3, 2017

Enzo Priesnitz has gone to great lengths in establishing himself as a comedian. Listen as he speaks on his current projects and future plans. 

Jan 3, 2017

What does watching Dave Attell on Comedy Central get you? If you're Enzo Priesnitz, it get's you a career path. 

Photo Credit: An Indoor Lady

Dec 13, 2016

Shifflet talks to Valerie Lopez about her passion for writing, current projects and what the future holds. One thing to note is how Shifflet hasn't let her past define her. It's  a part of her and helps drive her but she doesn't use it as an excuse. If you're feeling bogged down, creatively or professionally, this is an interview you will want to here. 

 

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Dec 13, 2016

Ever do push-ups on glass? Neither have we but it's probably not a logical leap of faith to assume it isn't a comfortable endeavor. Life can be like that, and Melody Shifflet has some stories. 

 

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Nov 30, 2016

ATX Uncensored(ish), Stand up comedy, writing, podcasts, and Master Pancake Theater. Ms. Barbadoro probably can't be much busier but don't challenge her. 

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Nov 30, 2016

Kath Barbadoro was born and educated in Iowa, and somehow ended up in Austin. How? Well, you got to listen to this episode to find out of course.

 

Photo Credit: Roxy Castillo 

Nov 15, 2016

Working at the Texas Travesty and a chance encounter at an open mic, leads McQuary to The Onion - which has only added fuel to the fire of his stand up career. 

Photo Credit: David McQuary

Nov 15, 2016

David McQuary is another example of the eclectic paths people take to get to a comedy scene. He talks to Valerie Lopez about how comic strips and publications like Mad Magazine were an early influence on him. 

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Nov 9, 2016

Ella Gale talks to Valerie Lopez about her current projects and future plans like Naughty Bits, appearances on Master Pancake and plans to move. 

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Nov 9, 2016

Ella Gale is an engineer. She's also a comedian who's one of those Austin performers who's career has been circuitous. She chats with Valerie Lopez about getting started in comedy. 

Photo Credit: Erin Holsonback/An Indoor Lady

Nov 3, 2016

What is Katie Stone currently up to now? A whole lot. Her show Naughty Bits has two more shows left before her BFF and co-host, Ella Gale, moves on to future adventures but Stone is still hosting the Megaphone show and is incredibly busy at The New Movement Theater. 

Nov 3, 2016

It's Katie Stone! And Valerie Lopez has an interview with her. Find out the inner workings of this really funny Austin comedian and how she got started in everyone's favorite form of entertainment. 

Oct 25, 2016

From stand up to writing short films and web series, Amber Bixby talks to Valerie Lopez about spreading her performer's wings. 

Photo Credit: Dustin Svehlak

Oct 25, 2016

It's tough sometimes to conquor fear to accomplish a dream. Amber Bixby talks to Valerie Lopez about overcoming anxiety and stage fright to become a stand up comedian. 

Photo Credit: Dustin Svehlak

Oct 17, 2016

Hard work pays off for Devon Walker. He talks to Valerie Lopez about getting a co-hosting gig for the Buzzkill showcase at Buzzmill Coffee, FPIA and other projects.

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Oct 17, 2016

Getting started in stand up isn't always rainbows and cupcakes. Devon Walker can attest to that. Yet this bootstrappy Austinite doesn't seem to have the word "quit" in his vocabulary. 

Photo Credit: Claudio Fox

Oct 10, 2016

Valerie Lopez catches up with Dustin Svehlak and Norman Wilkerson to talk about the debut of Dustin's documentary, Funniest at the Austin Film Festival. She also dives in to Norman's comedy origins and upcoming shows. 

Photo Credit: Dustin Svehlak, font by Mario DiGiorgio

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