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Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp

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Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp is a festival of ideas, knowledge, stories, books & adventures. I have been a comedian for more than 30 years. I travel the world doing comedy. I almost drowned in Thailand, got maced in Paris and had my own Late Night...Show More
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1:46:48 | Sep 17th

Brad Williams is on a rocket ship that just blasted off to superstardom. His favorite book is 'The Prince' by Niccolo Machiavelli and he tells me how he has navigated his life using this map. In this episode we talk about sad pathetic lonely fuckers ...Show More

1:55:30 | Sep 13th

People of the earth! Throw down your weapons and rejoice in this excellent conversation I recorded with Brazilian comedy superstar Rafinha Bastos. In the past year Rafi has become one of my best friends. He lives in my building and we often talk come...Show More
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1:44:51 | Sep 4th

The last of my 3 part series on the life of Lord Byron concludes here with his exile in Switzerland and Italy and his death in Greece. Delight in this dashing dandy's style, his endless carousing with women and his adventurous spirit that eventually ...Show More

2:10:46 | Aug 12th

In the year 1812 Napoleon was defeated, the waltz was the new hit sensation of aristocratic Europe and Lord Byron became a literary superstar over night and the toast of high society England. He was born a gorgeous full lipped curly headed boy and as...Show More

1:18:51 | Aug 3rd

Hooray & hallelujah! For episode 300 the lovable human Cameron Hattan has taken me out to the center of Lake Tahoe on a sail boat. After cruising around the majestic beauty of the lake we parked and went down in the cabin to record this episode. Came...Show More

31:47 | Jul 27th

Bonjour y’all! It was a big week in the news! I am in Paris and experienced the hottest day ever recorded at 109 degrees. I beat the heat by jumping into the fountain at Saint Sulpice and climbing to the top. This week also saw the end of democracy a...Show More

1:00:38 | Jul 18th

Tony Woods is not only one of the most influential comedians ever to grip a microphone he is also one of the most naturally funny human beings you will ever meet in you in your life. This episode needs to other introduction other than in my opinion s...Show More

1:11:54 | Jul 13th

The life of Lord Byron was more adventurous and debauched than any rock & roll biography you have ever read. In the words of Lady Caroline Lamb, he was "mad, bad and dangerous to know." Get ready for your mind to be blown away by the life of the king...Show More

1:17:07 | Jul 2nd

The legendary punk rock poet John Cooper Clarke returns to TRR Smart Camp! One of the highlights of my trip to the UK was getting to spend the day with JCC at his house and record this conversation at the very table where he writes and is currently w...Show More

1:15:46 | Jun 25th

In the past 5 years since I worked with Romesh Ranganathan at the Comedy Store in London it has been a joy watching his star rise to where he is now crushing it at the highest levels of the British comedy scene. He was kind enough to take a break fro...Show More

1:44:18 | May 14th

Beast master Reginald D Hunter has invited me to open for him on his UK theater tour called Facing The Beast. Now after our first week of performing in lovely old English theaters in Devon we sit down to iron out the problems of humanity with the gre...Show More

1:40:07 | May 7th

"So let us face up to the blows of circumstance and be aware that whatever happens is never as serious as rumor makes it out to be." Get to know the life and words of Seneca! TRR Smart Camp #293!  In celebration of little bitches everywhere I'm highl...Show More

57:13 | Apr 30th

Jon Stringer is a lovable human and a top quality comedian! When I was young many older comedians I admired helped me up along the way and I'll never forget them for that because their endorsements opened doors for me that allowed me to thrive in a v...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 30th

Jon Stringer is a lovable human and a top quality comedian! When I was young many older comedians I admired helped me up along the way and I'll never forget them for that because their endorsements opened doors for me that allowed me to thrive in a v...Show More

1:28:21 | Apr 16th

Insatiable Curiosity with Jim Gaffigan on episode 291 Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp! >    Jim Gaffigan and I both have an insatiable curiosity to travel and educate ourselves through world travel. As a comedian your experiences fuel your material and w...Show More

1:18:10 | Apr 9th

W. Kamau Bell has the most important show on television where he examines race in America and in this episode he tells me how close we are to Civil war and what to expect. I've know Kamau since my old San Francisco days and he is a great old friend t...Show More

1:21:23 | Apr 2nd

Ari was already one of my favorite human beings on the planet to hang out with and then he went above and beyond giving me the gift that would truly improve my life.   Ari is the one who is responsible for getting Delta airlines to restore my Diamond...Show More

50:40 | Mar 29th

Every year when I do San Francisco I appear on Rick Tittle's sports radio talk show and I love it because we talk about everything but sports. He is a voracious reader like I am and I love to free form riff talk and share important knowledge with eac...Show More

1:20:19 | Mar 20th

In this episode I rejoice in the glory of a Florida back porch with my oldest best friend in life Lou Angelwolf. On his back porch in Palm Harbor, Florida we discuss the secret language of trees, evolution, reincarnation, UFOs, and how the responsibi...Show More

41:03 | Mar 16th

Today started out so shitty for me. First I woke up to a text message from a woman in Florida who I was ready to pledge my alliance to telling me that she was dropping the Guillotine on the neck of our beginning relationship which hurt my feelings gr...Show More

1:13:45 | Mar 5th

At any one time there are more people who are suffering than there are who are happy, many more people who are heartbroken than there are who are in love. Apparently the dark sad days I'm living have increased my fans and friendships. This week I lea...Show More

59:36 | Feb 13th

Shalom Amigos y Amigas! After spending this year mostly by myself in my apartment I have found light in the eyes of the Mexican cops who wanted to squeeze me for money in Tulum and in the dead cat of an Uber driver. Most importantly it was the words ...Show More

56:16 | Jan 4th

It's all over but the crying. On January 31 Ashna moved out of our apartment. On January 30 we spent our last day together and after a full day of her boxing up her stuff we sat down and recorded this conversation. I'm sad that the relationship is en...Show More

1:24:39 | Dec 22nd, 2018

My life is falling apart and I am a mess! This year has broken me physically and emotionally. My amazing wife Ashna is divorcing me and I am at a low point in my life. What better time to take my very Christian mother to the holy land to visit Jerusa...Show More

1:44:28 | Oct 26th, 2018

If you come to Ireland you must come to Galway, and if you come to Galway you must take Jonathan Hannon's walkinghistory.ie tour. Jonathan Hannon is my favorite kind of human, a knowledgable historian, passionate storyteller. Overflowing with an abun...Show More

1:06:15 | Oct 19th, 2018

Rui Xara put on a comedy festival in Porto just to bring me to Portugal for the first time. He bent over backwards to show me everything that is great about Portugal and now I'm in love with the place. In this episode we talk about all of the gloriou...Show More

1:01:06 | Oct 9th, 2018

Joe DeRosa is a beast killer of a comedian. He is obsessed with death and destroying the institutions that hold us back from evolving spiritually. He is against anything that impedes our own personal happiness. I love conversing with him and delighti...Show More

1:23:27 | Sep 27th, 2018

The reason I first found Jared Logan to be a lovable human was when I saw him onstage talking about the Lincoln assassination. In this episode we talk about the hilarious personality shortcomings of John Wilkes Booth, the man who killed president Lin...Show More

1:13:49 | Sep 15th, 2018

This is a bonus episode where I am forced to make a statement about my story concerning Louie Anderson. As it turns out the hard hitting investigative journalism of Jay Cridlin from the Tampa Bay Times newspaper has uncovered the 32 year old story of...Show More

1:02:12 | Sep 11th, 2018

When is enough, enough? How many times can you go to the Great Wall of China or to Wrigley Field in one lifetime? How much dirty filthy shit can a country tolerate from their president? How much time away can the wife of a comedian put up with? These...Show More

57:18 | Aug 23rd, 2018

I first came to Mongolia because of Genghis Khan but I returned because of the comedians of Mongolia. There is a very special thing happening at UB Comedy Club and I am proud that I am a part of their history. Not only did I get to sleep in a ger at ...Show More

1:54:13 | Aug 15th, 2018

Book Roulette is back with the brilliance of Guy de Maupassant! Guy de Maupassant died at the age of 42 stark raving mad in an insane asylum but he left behind the greatest short stories ever written. Maupassant is a writer like no other because he i...Show More

1:27:52 | Aug 7th, 2018

Rafinha Bastos is the Lenny Bruce of Brazil and he has the court orders to prove it. He has been sued and had his life threatened over jokes he has made in Brazil. His hard hitting, head cracking jokes earned him the titled of most influential person...Show More

2:14:35 | Aug 4th, 2018

Let the soothing words of Malcolm X fuel your summer party. Going on a road trip? Sitting by the fire in the Mongolian country side or just strolling the hot streets of London, let my summer mix put a bounce in your step. Using my vinyl records, CDs ...Show More

1:06:38 | Jul 26th, 2018

Greg Behrendt shot to notoriety when he co-wrote the book 'He's Just Not That Into You' and now he is about to release a book he co-wrote with his wife called 'How To Keep Your Marriage From Sucking.' He is an old friend of mine from back in my San F...Show More

1:47:32 | Jul 18th, 2018

"All of us can take fright, but it requires greatness of soul to laugh at the moment when not merely life, but humanity itself is endangered."   In my ongoing celebration of all things France I am reading a book called 'The Banquet Years' by Roger Sh...Show More

1:21:40 | Jul 10th, 2018

Hannah Gadsby has set the comedy the comedy world on fire. If you have not seen her new Netflix special Nannette you need to do so immediately. It is one of the most powerful comedy specials ever made and I think it will be a game changer in that it ...Show More

1:05:26 | Jul 5th, 2018

Happy Birthday America! In this episode I talk about my obsession with the World Cup in Russia and all of the human drama and heroic stories that you should be aware of in the world's greatest sports spectacle. I also tell you about the many great ex...Show More

1:16:04 | Jun 20th, 2018

In this episode you will learn how the first game of football was originally played by the ancient Mayans and how the Captain of the losing team would be executed. In Europe the first games of football were evolved from bored soldiers kicking around ...Show More

1:52:34 | Jun 13th, 2018

Prepare to have your brains busted out by the powerful words of Charles Bukowski! Bukowski invented a poetic language free of literary pretense by writing about the hard scramble life he grappled with daily. His life and poetry was about the low life...Show More

1:23:07 | Jun 7th, 2018

Fun with books is back! In this episode I randomly select choice passages from the biographies that line my shelves. The gritty, grappling lives of heroic characters are served up to you now in chunks of read passages from some of my favorite biograp...Show More

49:48 | Jun 1st, 2018

In this episode I talk about my Mom visiting me, getting my first colonoscopy, the Genghis Khan exhibit at the Reagan library, The controversy of Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee's lack oh humor and the new Star Wars film Solo. I don't think Samantha B...Show More

49:47 | May 22nd, 2018

Get to know the first comedian ever to have abdominal muscles! Preacher Lawson sky rocketed to national prominence in 2017 when he crushed it on the television show America's Got Talent. I met him last month in Austin, Texas at the Moon Tower comedy ...Show More

1:32:09 | May 15th, 2018

I have been friends with Carrot Top since 1986 when he first starting coming around to open mic nights in Orlando, Florida. One of my happiest memories with my Dad was watching Carrot Top's show at the MGM with him and I'll never forget how hard my D...Show More

2:33:33 | May 9th, 2018

On October 2, 1866 Mark Twain invented stand up comedy, or as he called it "platform speaking." He did not enjoy "mounting the platform" but by 1895 the famous author of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn was in debt from bas investments and publicly disgraced...Show More

1:52:08 | Apr 24th, 2018

Craig Campbell is a beautiful lunatic and a comedy legend. He is from Calgary, Canada but has been living in London for the past 20 years and crushing it. I first met and worked with Craig 20 years ago when I first started going to London and have si...Show More

57:41 | Apr 18th, 2018

Ashna and I are fresh back from spending a week in Hong Kong. In this episode we give the history of the opium wars and the origins of the dragon boat festival. We also talk about the highlights of our visit and the best travel tips of for visiting t...Show More

1:36:35 | Apr 11th, 2018

This episode was recorded in Singapore. The first time I came to Singapore I hated it because it is so clean and orderly. Now I love it because it is so clean and orderly and that there are no homeless people or street children begging you for money....Show More

1:07:43 | Apr 4th, 2018

I have been dreaming of going on a motorcycle adventure into North Vietnam since the last time I was in Hanoi and heard of the concept. This was only my fourth time ever driving a motorcycle and I think it will be hard to beat this experience of goin...Show More

29:18 | Mar 27th, 2018

I unfortunately missed the March in Las Vegas so I decided to interview two people instead. TRR Smart Camp goodies: * Receive podcast goodies! www.patreon.com/tomrhodesradiosmartcamp * Have a one time private skype session with Tom! www.patreon.com/t...Show More

1:20:16 | Mar 21st, 2018

Uncle Bob is dead. Getting the news of his death has left me feeling ashamed because I was mean and cruel to him. I had not spoken to Bob in 7 years because I was angry at him for being mean and cruel to my dad. Hate and anger is poison in your life ...Show More

1:27:38 | Mar 15th, 2018

Praise be to the written word! In my living room I have the walls lined with book shelves holding over 2,000 books. This is my life time collecting books and Ashna's lifetime of collecting books joined together. Since living in Los Angeles we have in...Show More

1:30:14 | Mar 8th, 2018

This is a warm blast of love deep in the heart of winter! In this episode Ashna and I talk about the coldest winter we ever experienced. The nasty flu I caught from an albino alligator in Orlando, how the dirty money of big pharmaceutical companies...Show More

1:04:56 | Feb 27th, 2018

I first met Lucie Pohl at the Edinburgh Arts Festival where we were both performing at the same venue. I may not have won the top prize at Edinburgh that year but my friendship with Lucie has been more valuable to me than any little statuette. She wr...Show More

1:12:24 | Feb 20th, 2018

This is part 3 of my French Revolution episodes celebrating the Stanley Loomis book Paris In The Terror. Have you ever wondered how people with differing political opinions would hate each other enough to have each other's heads chopped off by the gu...Show More

3:13:17 | Feb 14th, 2018

Get yourself a bowl of popcorn and pour some red wine for this epic episode of the French Revolution and the life of Danton and his eventual beheading by the guillotine. Danton said "Public opinion is a whore and posterity is nonsense!"    Little did...Show More

1:21:00 | Feb 6th, 2018

In this episode you will learn about the unsung hero of the French Revolution and all time bad ass woman Charlotte Corday. I just finished the brilliantly written book 'Paris In The Terror' by Stanley Loomis. The book was published in 1964 and UC Ber...Show More

1:04:31 | Feb 2nd, 2018

I am fresh back from Paris! In this episode Ashna and I talk about my quick trip to Paris, the amazing experience I had while performing at Theatre L'Oeuvre and how when I return there on October 15 I want to film it as my next one hour special. We a...Show More

1:45:44 | Jan 19th, 2018

Hooray for Hollywood! Forget that the world is falling apart and that our democracy has been sold to the highest bidder. In this episode Ashna and I discuss the year's best films and guide you to what is worth seeing just ahead of awards season. In t...Show More

2:27:37 | Jan 13th, 2018

"In the creation of comedy, it is paradoxical that tragedy stimulates the spirit of ridicule; because ridicule, I suppose, is an attitude of defiance: we must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature - or go insane. I read a...Show More

1:08:56 | Dec 12th, 2017

I had the best day in my life at the Charlie Chaplin's museum just two days ago. But now I am stuck in Switzerland because of weather conditions. I got all the time to record this episode so I give you all my Switzerland knowledge nuggets and tell yo...Show More

1:03:17 | Dec 1st, 2017

Bonjour Y'all! It’s winter here so I am freezing but I'm thrilled to be back sauntering along the boulevards and I have lots of fun facts to share with you about Paris from the books that I have been reading and the life that I have been living. Hear...Show More

1:43:49 | Nov 9th, 2017

I am proud to say now that my eyes do know the glory that is Mongolia. This past weekend I performed in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar and I now rank it among my favorite places. Like all great experiences you have in life it comes down to the peopl...Show More

48:58 | Nov 2nd, 2017

I am reporting to you from Tokyo, Japan. Enjoy my observations on this trend setting capital and learn amazing facts about Japan and knowledge nuggets about the secret code of the Samurai. Enrich your life with wisdom and laughter as I send you a res...Show More

55:59 | Oct 25th, 2017

Yes, #metoo. We both. Hear our stories and how it affected and changed us forever. Massage requests, butt squeezes, shame, blame, enablers & abusers. We go right into the Weinstein affaire and Tom's own #metoo story. How it affected him and changed h...Show More

1:03:59 | Oct 18th, 2017

I'm back in Las Vegas right after the worst mass shooting in US history. I sit down with Brad Garrett, the man who taught me to love Vegas and we talk about how this city responded, bounced back and showed the best that humanity has to offer. We also...Show More

1:18:57 | Oct 4th, 2017

This episode was recorded in room #4 at the Mill Valley Inn. All important information about America's past and future are answered under the canopy of the ancient redwood trees. Ashna and I talk about the Kurt Anderson book 'Fantasyland" about how A...Show More

1:11:12 | Sep 22nd, 2017

This episode is a roller coaster of emotions for me because I just received bad news an hour before recording that I am still processing. Not every podcast episode can be happy and cheerful but thankfully, Ashna pulls me back from the brink and helps...Show More

2:04:46 | Sep 13th, 2017

Steve Hughes is a comedy legend. He has sliced and diced up some of the best stages that the world comedy circuit has to offer. I've worked with Steve many times, I was even working with him on the night that I met Ashna. Several years ago he had a m...Show More

1:33:24 | Sep 6th, 2017

Mickey D is the only comedian I know of who has climbed Mount Everest. I met Mickey while doing the Edinburgh festival several years ago and he personifies everything that I love about Australians. He is brash, ballsy, and good humored about even lif...Show More

1:17:45 | Aug 29th, 2017

Hello from the other side of the planet! This episode of Smart Camp comes to you from Sydney where I talk with charming Australian comedy superstar Wil Anderson. I first met Wil at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2000. Since then we have worked with...Show More

1:07:33 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Patty Farmer is an entertainment historian who has authored the new book 'Playboy Laughs' chronicling the history involving Playboy magazine and stand up comedy. The recently deceased Dick Gregory got his big break performing at the Playboy club in C...Show More

2:12:45 | Aug 16th, 2017

Ashna and I are fresh back from Europe (Paris, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Norway) and we are full of stories to share! This episode is all about war & peace. We talk about our visit to the Nobel Prize center in Oslo. Who decides who gets awar...Show More

1:39:59 | Jul 17th, 2017

I kick off this visit to Amsterdam by celebrating my obsession with the artist Rembrandt! In this episode I talk with noted Rembrandt author Nina Siegal about all things Rembrandt. Why did Rembrandt paint so many self portraits? Why did he own so man...Show More

1:53:26 | Jul 12th, 2017

Bonjour mon amis! In this episode Ashna and I come to Paris for me to do a show and we stretch it out into a week long visit with summer in full swing. We start the episode with the update on the crazy downstairs neighbors we have who got in Ashna's ...Show More

2:18:23 | Jul 3rd, 2017

For the comedy nerd in all of us I am proud to present to you this lengthy chat I had with Kliph Nesteroff about the history of stand up comedy. Last year Kliph published the excellent book 'The Comedians.' I loved this book tremendously and highly r...Show More

1:13:14 | Jun 28th, 2017

How should you act when a neighbor is harassing and trying to intimidate you? Learn the outcome of the ongoing saga we have had with our downstairs neighbors who keep making noise complaints against us. Listeners sent us legal advice, we were acting ...Show More

1:32:03 | Jun 24th, 2017

What are the limits of freedom of speech? Who went to far with freedom of speech Kathy or Bill Maher? Take a ride out of the doldrums and depression by letting us show you how to look on the bright side. In this episode Ashna and I talk about out tri...Show More

1:27:29 | Jun 13th, 2017

Emmy winner T. Sean Shannon has written for Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show & In Living Color. He is one of my oldest & best friends in comedy since the day I met him at Yankee stadium when we smoked a joint together in the upper deck. He is th...Show More

1:28:55 | May 16th, 2017

Our lives are are collection of stories and memories. I tell the story of smoking pot with Jack Nicholson at a Rolling Stones concert and how people watching in Las Vegas says more about you than the people you are watching. This episode is all about...Show More

1:42:21 | May 11th, 2017

In this episode we talk about how I surprised the squirrel on my balcony. Trump firing Comey, late night shows and if American satire works. How the 1937 book 'Invertebrate Spain' applies to what is happening in America today. How CNN is responsible ...Show More

1:40:48 | May 4th, 2017

My mom is visiting me this week and I took her to Yosemite National Park to recreate one of the best mother and son memories we have together. In this episode my mom Sara Rhodes sits in with us and tells the story of watching Bugs Bunny cartoons righ...Show More

2:11:20 | Apr 26th, 2017

How should you react when hate is shot in your direction? In this episode we talk how Ashna received a hate filled Facebook from an old white coward telling her to move back to the Netherlands. My reaction was to start searching flights to Houston so...Show More

1:53:27 | Apr 20th, 2017

What kind of music does Tom like? On this episode a selection of his vinyl > My amazing wife Ashna has booked an acting job portraying the historic powerhouse and badass woman Sojourner Truth. She is in the next room running her lines and I am left a...Show More

1:21:51 | Apr 13th, 2017

What's the most annoying sound to wake up to?

41:29 | Apr 6th, 2017

Will hate and violence be the new marketing trend?

1:19:40 | Mar 28th, 2017

What drug can make you genuinely happy? Why does Tom have an unhealthy relation with AA?  How does Ashna overcome her biggest fears? This episode is all about addiction. Learn how Tom gets a big insight not yet revealed to him. We end with a happy pl...Show More

1:00:53 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Find out how Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen changed our lives. Ashna and I talk about our latest obsession watching interracial movies on Netflix and the Black Mirror episodes by Charlie Brooker. Tom reads the greatest opening paragraph of any book ever w...Show More

1:52:26 | Mar 15th, 2017

Hear about the one time Tom swam naked where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood in Greece, Tom being called a racist in Calgary, Rotterdam riots, Kurt Vonnegut's speech that is still relevant today, childhood innocence in the movie Mustang and Tom try...Show More

1:35:40 | Mar 10th, 2017

Learn about the funny situations we get in being an interracial couple and we experience deep levels of fear after watching the movie Get Out.

1:18:55 | Mar 1st, 2017

Should artist be defined by their personal mistakes? We talk Oscar blunders, Russia manipulating the masses, Tom continues talking about his book "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" & documentaries!

1:27:53 | Feb 24th, 2017

Ashna and I talk about me turning 50, Putin's chess match with the world, the gullibility of the masses, best movies, the upcoming Academy Awards and the happy news out of London.

1:13:25 | Sep 27th, 2016

Ramy Youssef is one of the bright young stars burning it up in the comedy world right now. I worked with him last year and he is one of my favorite young comedians right now. If you are looking for a lovable young Muslim to build a television show ar...Show More

1:10:04 | Sep 20th, 2016

Jimmy Tingle is a political comedy beast! One of the finest examples of the quality comedy that has come out of Boston and he is also a recent Harvard University graduate. I remember seeing Jimmy busting heads on comedy shows when I was a youngster s...Show More

1:08:57 | Sep 13th, 2016

James Thiep was a former child soldier in Sudan, Africa. Now he is a standup comedian in the United States. Learn about his epic journey.

1:19:49 | Sep 8th, 2016

Not since Gutenberg's printing press has one human being's inventions improved the quality of life for people as much as Apple co-founder and principle creator Steve Wozniak.    I met Steve last month when he came to my show in Lake Tahoe. Fortunate...Show More

54:52 | Aug 30th, 2016

Kim Dotcom is a German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur, currently residing in New Zealand. He is the founder of Megaupload and its associated websites, as well as Megaupload's successor site, Mega.  What makes Kim controversial is the fact that the Ame...Show More

1:28:40 | Aug 5th, 2016

Truth seeking Freedom fighter comedy legend Barry Crimmins explains all you need to know about making the world a better place on TRRSC!

1:24:56 | Jul 25th, 2016

Joey Diaz & I bring head crunching thunder to this week's Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp!

1:32:08 | Jul 19th, 2016

Me and Ralphie May talk about the currents events of the day.

1:35:22 | Jul 16th, 2016

In this episode Ashna and I talk about the fan letters we have received from around the world recently, the improv class we have been taking at the Groundlings, the benefit that I put on for the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting victims which included...Show More

1:36:46 | Jul 5th, 2016

"I've spent the past 20 years of my life trying to make old white men uncomfortable." - Geoff Tate

1:05:38 | Jun 29th, 2016

Greg Fitzsimmons and I solve all of the worlds problems. Let your healing begin here and now. My apologies for any slight audio issues that occur in this episode.

1:15:38 | Jun 21st, 2016

Feraz Ozel is a superstar waiting to happen. He is the all American boy you would want quarterbacking your team, the pilot flying your plane or the star lead of your favorite movie or TV show. Get to know him now here first before the rest of the wor...Show More

2:04:09 | Jun 15th, 2016

Marc Maron and I have been friends since 1992 when we were both living in San Francisco in that city's golden era of comedy. In this conversation we talk about our history and the many ups and downs we have both experienced in the course of our frien...Show More

1:15:09 | Jun 9th, 2016

Bobby Lee is one of the most honest and true to the bone human beings you will ever meet in show business. Just a taste of the valuable advice he has to give is this:  "When you go to audition in front of the network show them how to make love to a w...Show More

1:08:27 | Jun 3rd, 2016

Mike Tyson does not appear in this episode. Special guest commentary by the one and only Ryan Hicks.

1:04:52 | May 17th, 2016

John Fugelsang combines intelligence and compassion in everything he does.  His comedy is sharp with a world view awareness and as a human being he did me the greatest favor when anger was consuming my thoughts several years ago.  It is my pleasure t...Show More

1:08:57 | May 10th, 2016

Pete Dominick is a comedian and political talk show host on Sirius XM satellite radio. "The person who you disagree with politically might be the person who saves your life or changes it forever." This episode was recorded in New York City!

1:16:38 | May 3rd, 2016

I worked with Ronny Chieng in Sydney five years ago. Today he is a correspondent of The Daily Show. I sat down with him for a chat. Recorded in New York.

1:29:51 | Apr 26th, 2016

On April 21st Prince died which felt like losing a family member because he has been  such a profound influence in my life. I was lucky enough to have seen him in concert 4 times. The most special time I saw him was in 1995 when I was invited to a pr...Show More

2:16:12 | Apr 20th, 2016

Barry Katz has dedicated his life to stand up comedy and like anyone who has done so he has experienced many highs and lows. His life's journey has been an epic tale and throughout it all he has remained one of the most positive good humored people I...Show More

1:24:59 | Apr 7th, 2016

Gene Sullivan has a life story so incredible it should be made into a movie. His father was the renowned San Francisco Examiner sports writer Prescott Sullivan which got him dedicated to a life in sports. in 1969 he left a promising boxing career to ...Show More

1:08:10 | Apr 1st, 2016

Samba Schutte reminds me of myself because he left his home country to follow his heart. I met him when we did shows together many years ago in Holland. He won the biggest comedy prize anyone can win in the Netherlands and for good reason. He is a lo...Show More

1:00:35 | Mar 26th, 2016

Our man Arbi El Ayachi reports from Belgium on the tragic events that happened in Brussels this past week and what it is like to do comedy there now with everyone tense and upset and not knowing what will happen next. This is a special edition of Tom...Show More

1:30:07 | Mar 23rd, 2016

In this episode Ashna and I talk about my first trip to Africa, giant tortoises of Seychelles, the worst sunburn of my life, Alan de Botton's book The News, why humans have the need to constantly check on the news, more salacious facts about Donald T...Show More

1:24:44 | Mar 15th, 2016

Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp is here! Pick a book with Danny Lobell. This episode is all about meeting your heroes and getting to hang out with them. Danny shares stories of him hanging out with Jackie Mason, George Carlin, Mel Brooks and more. Be ins...Show More

1:05:48 | Mar 9th, 2016

Voltaire lived from 1694-1778 and he is considered the father of the enlightenment. Learn more about the man who said "God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."

1:28:56 | Feb 23rd, 2016

Alex Hooper comes from a renowned theater family in Baltimore but today he is burning up the comedy scene in Los Angeles. He has the best prescriptions for treating humans with respect and getting the most out of life through creative expression. He ...Show More

1:05:58 | Feb 16th, 2016

Gina and I talk before doing the Kuala Lumpur gala show in Malaysia. We talk about the differences between the comedy scene in Asia, London, New York and Los Angeles. About racism in today's society and how to stay true to your art despite the many o...Show More

1:10:35 | Feb 11th, 2016

I sit down with my old friend and comedian Josh Sneed. We talk about his Last Comic Standing performance just minutes after his dad passed away and him touring with Mitch Hedberg. Life, comedy and all that jazz.

1:08:38 | Feb 3rd, 2016

Book Talk! I found this gem of a book at Eureka Books in Eureka, California.A Criminal History Of Mankind by Colin Wilson is a broad overview of human history and all of the horrendous criminal acts that humans have perpetrated against one another. I...Show More

1:07:13 | Jan 27th, 2016

Winter Stories with Tom & Ashna. Cozy up and hear our winter travel stories. Send your winter photo to @_TomRhodes. See the dirty road photo @AshnaRodjan

1:11:08 | Jan 24th, 2016

Rick Bronson is first and foremost a stand up comedian. Beyond that he is a TV presenter, comedy club owner and super mensch. He has been on of my greatest supporters in the business and someone I enjoy speaking with immensely because he knows that t...Show More

57:49 | Jan 19th, 2016

Fresh back from the movie theater, Ian Edwards and I sit down to talk about The Revenant right after it had played infant of our eyeballs. Hear what we liked and disliked about and how we would have ended the movie differently. Revenge movies are bes...Show More

1:25:36 | Jan 13th, 2016

Steve Byrne is one of the best human beings I've met in show business and his very presence combats some of the evil turds that permeate this business. That is why it is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Steve Byrne!   This episod...Show More

48:16 | Jan 2nd, 2016

Greetings for the New Year! I just spent the holidays getting loved up by my Mom and now I am in San Antonio, Texas performing for the weekend. As 2016 starts I reflect on the year that was 2015 and the current state of humanity. In this episode I t...Show More

1:11:06 | Dec 15th, 2015

Judah Friedlander is the world champion! He is also an old friend of mine and he has a brand new book called If The Raindrops United. He is also an intelligent conversationalist and the stuff we pack into this chat will bust your brains out. That is ...Show More

57:06 | Dec 10th, 2015

Tom travels to the remote outlaw hideaway of Bisbee, Arizona for a late night-booze fueled talk with his old friend Doug Stanhope in the premiere episode of Tom Rhodes Radio.

1:30:15 | Dec 8th, 2015

Tamer Kattan is the answer to world peace. His mother is Jewish and his father is a Muslim Egyptian. We talk about everything what is happening in the world right now.

1:03:45 | Dec 1st, 2015

I am in Florida moving my stuff I kept in my mom's attic. I found my first notebook full of jokes when I was 17 years old. After packing 20  packages for the post office I am having dinner with my mom, Richard, David, my nephew Jake and Ashna while s...Show More

1:28:10 | Nov 24th, 2015

I consider this my best interview yet. Find out what it feels like to be a Belgian muslim at this moment and what exactly is going on in Belgium right now. Arbi el Ayachi is a Belgian, Moroccan, Muslim and a great comedian. Do I need to say more? Fi...Show More

49:00 | Nov 18th, 2015

"Every religion needs to control their chumps. It's a war on happiness'. In this episode I talk everything Paris. Paris is in my heart. Je suis Paris. Opening: excerpt from La Marseillaise' by The National Anthem of the French Republic End song: Ja...Show More

1:27:40 | Nov 10th, 2015

Henry Phillips is a one man comedy hit making factory. He established himself many years ago as a purveyor of original hilarious songs and tours regularly crushing skulls with his laugh inducing music. Aside from his music he has harnessed his abili...Show More

1:25:01 | Nov 3rd, 2015

While doing the Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival Matt Davis and I sat down to talk about doing comedy all over the world. Matt was inspired by my years of living the nomadic life of a comedian with no home and now he has thrown caution to t...Show More

1:35:30 | Oct 28th, 2015

My Vinyl record collection has been in storage for 10 years and now I am unleashing savory slices for you of the strangest and most wonderful obscure selections for your sonic gravy consumption. The servings in their running order include: Laughter ...Show More

1:45:21 | Oct 20th, 2015

In this episode I reflect on my many years coming to Chicago and how much this city has meant to me personally. From my years of partying in late night blues joints to the healthy living of briskly walking along Lake Michigan every morning of today. ...Show More

57:51 | Oct 14th, 2015

After doing a weekend at the Omaha Funnybone I slipped down to Lincoln to do a gig at the historic Zoo bar. A few hours before my last show in Nebraska I sat down and recorded this rant of interesting knowledge nuggets about Nebraska, what I've exper...Show More

1:20:42 | Oct 6th, 2015

I first met Jeffrey Gurian at the HBO Aspen comedy festival in 1995. Back then I was chasing the devil's flame in New York with Mitch Helberg 1998-1999, Jeffrey was there many times hanging out with us after shows and keeping notes on the exotic wild...Show More

1:13:47 | Sep 28th, 2015

Bas Rutten is a living legend in the fight world. He is in the UFC Hall Of Fame and is the perennial host of Inside MMA. He is one of the most intensely exciting pugilists ever to step into any ring and his charm as well as his skill led to the ris...Show More

1:28:54 | Sep 22nd, 2015

Friendship is one of the masterpieces of nature and I have never had two truer friends than Lou Angelwolf and Kevin Rogers. We all met as young comedians in Clearwater, Florida in 1986 at Ron Bennington's comedy scene and we were so earnest about inf...Show More

1:22:04 | Sep 15th, 2015

Ian Edwards is one of my favorite comedians because of the supreme intelligence he brings to his well thought out ideas. He inspires  me every time I see him perform and that is why it is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Ian Edwards...Show More

1:15:25 | Sep 9th, 2015

I first met Mishka Shubaly at Doug Stanhope's desert party ten years ago. Since then he has gone on to become one of the best selling authors on Amazon and kindle for the heart felt outpouring of honest words that he has produced about his love life...Show More

1:25:23 | Sep 1st, 2015

One of the bright new young stars of the comedy world is the nephew of Bill Hicks. I could not have enjoyed more watching him perform and talking extensively as a friend and that is why it is a pleasure to present you now the one and only Ryan Hicks!...Show More

1:12:35 | Aug 8th, 2015

Stefan Pop is one of the bright new stars of the Dutch comedy scene. He also books the international acts for Toomler, the best comedy club in the Netherlands. In this conversation we talk about the Malaysian airliner full of Dutch people that was s...Show More

1:13:11 | Jul 31st, 2015

Hooray for humanity! From the legendary Kids In The Halls comedy sketch group it is my pleasure to present to you the one and only comedic genius of Kevin McDonald!   End Song:  The Cure  Love Cats Recorded in Winnipeg, Canada

1:30:20 | Jul 21st, 2015

Pulitzer prize winning author Gilbert King is a library of congress of civil rights knowledge and in this episode he brings an avalanche of powerful knowledge nuggets. I have been friends with him since I did my first open mic night on February 4, 19...Show More

1:16:36 | Jul 12th, 2015

Ron White is one of my favorite comedians and it is for very personal reasons that I am his fan. I started out on the Southern circuits of the United States just as Ron White did and I knew about him years before the rest of the world did because we ...Show More

1:41:55 | Jul 3rd, 2015

In celebration of America's birthday I have talked to people I consider to be great Americans talking about the rapid changes happening in the United States today. It is my pleasure to present to you now comedian Scott Capurro, Pulitzer price winner...Show More

1:42:55 | Jun 19th, 2015

Sam Coleman is currently the editor of Esquire magazine for Malaysia. I met him when I lived in Amsterdam where he was at that time the editor of ExPatriots magazine and he did a cover story on me when I had the late night talk show there. He is fill...Show More

1:11:24 | Jun 10th, 2015

This episode was recorded in Beijing. Tony Chou is a Beijing based comedian who does comedy in both Mandarin Chinese and English. If that alone was not enough to qualify him as a Beijing badass he is also an on air financial advisor/commentator for t...Show More

1:42:05 | May 29th, 2015

This episode was recorded on the road   Driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco with the one and only legendary Dr. John Cooper Clarke.   Audio cameo: Some Cunt Used The N Word - John Cooper Clarke   Song: Cocksucker Blues - Rolling Stones   ...Show More

1:28:35 | May 21st, 2015

This episode was recorded On The Road Driving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles I continue my chat with legendary punk rock poet Dr. John Cooper Clarke!   Audio Cameo: Alan Ginsberg Reading Howl Audio Cameo: Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver   End Song...Show More

1:23:02 | May 15th, 2015

On the road with John Cooper Clarke from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. End song: The Girl On Death Row - Duane Eddy/ Lee Hazlewood

1:01:43 | May 5th, 2015

Rhodesies Smartcamp Book Review: Dillinger's Wild Ride by Elliott J. Gorn (book review) Endsong: Billy Grammer - The Ballad Of John Dillinger 1968

1:39:17 | Apr 27th, 2015

As a member of the Screen Actors Guild I get viewing copies of each film that is nominated for Academy Awards every Oscar season. It is one of the perks I most enjoy about being a member of SAG. However, because of my busy touring schedule I was unab...Show More

59:32 | Apr 17th, 2015

John Rhodes is my big brother and although we disagree on everything politically I love him very much and he is one of the greatest heroes I have ever had in my life and that is why it is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only John Rhodes...Show More

1:21:18 | Apr 8th, 2015

Howard Mabie was my Varsity baseball coach at Oviedo high school and he was one of the most influential people I had during my young life. Coach Mabie had a way of inspiring people and bringing out the best that they had to offer. He is a top qualit...Show More

1:15:46 | Apr 3rd, 2015

I first met Nick Doody in Meribel, France when we were both performing at the Altitude festival together. Since then I have worked with him many times in London and Edinburgh. He is a striver and an achiever because he is not lazy and is always tryin...Show More

1:12:28 | Mar 27th, 2015

Karl Spain is one of the most naturally funny human beings I have met in all my years as a stand up comedian. If you are unfamiliar with his presence on this earth than his wit and charm of this conversation will make you a fan of his for life. He n...Show More

1:15:21 | Mar 18th, 2015

I have been a fan of Eleanor Tiernan since I first worked with her in Dublin many years ago. Since then I have worked with her in London, Chicago and Edinburgh and my strong feelings about her brilliant comedy only gets reconfirmed every time I see h...Show More

1:19:08 | Mar 12th, 2015

Jesse Joyce is a supreme bad ass when it comes to writing, creating and producing head crunching comedy thunder. I first met Jesse when we both performed on Dave Attell's Comedy Underground show for Comedy Central. Jesse not only performed on that sh...Show More

1:34:52 | Mar 6th, 2015

When I think of Andy Andrist I am reminded of a Bob Dylan quote "Never give anyone a hard time because you don't know what they have been through or what burden they may be carrying."   I met Andy at one of Doug Stanhope's desert parties and admitt...Show More

1:25:44 | Feb 25th, 2015

Ophira Eisenberg is one of the most lovable human beings and powerful performers I have ever met in all my years in entertainment.   She is the darling of NPR, being heavily involved in their successful story telling series The Moth and she also ho...Show More

1:12:31 | Feb 18th, 2015

Richard Leiby is one of the most respected journalists in the United States. He was one of the first reporters to write about Scientology in the 1980s and he has covered the Iraq & Afghanistan wars. For several years he was the bureau chief in Pakist...Show More

1:18:16 | Feb 9th, 2015

Paul Provenza is a true Renaissance man of comedy. Having gain worldwide critical success for his film the Aristocrats, the history of the world's dirtiest joke, he went on to create and star as the host of the comedy cult classic series the Green R...Show More

1:25:46 | Feb 7th, 2015

Brent Weinbach is one of the most inventive and absurdly hilarious young comedians I can recommend to people at the moment.    I first met Brent many years ago when he was starting out in San Francisco. He is always exciting to watch because you ne...Show More

1:11:51 | Jan 29th, 2015

Not since Gutenberg's printing press has one human being's inventions improved the quality of life for people as much as Apple co-founder and principle creator Steve Wozniak.    I met Steve last month when he came to my show in Lake Tahoe. Fortunat...Show More

2:04:17 | Jan 20th, 2015

John Cooper Clarke is quite possibly the coolest human being walking the earth and performing on it's stages today. He is the English language's premier punk rock poet who started out in his verbal vocation in the late 1970s performing in clubs with ...Show More

1:19:32 | Jan 16th, 2015

This episode was recorded in Venice Beach, CA   I met Louis Katz in December 2013 when we were both filming Dave Attell's Comedy Underground for Comedy Central in New York City.  I was impressed with his punching power and how offbeat his topics w...Show More

1:23:18 | Jan 6th, 2015

If comedy were boxing I would rank Paul Ogata in the top ten of the all around, pound for pound, heavy hitters.    I first bonded Paul when we did Beerfest in Singapore together years ago. Beerfest is one of the funnest experiences you can plan for...Show More

1:23:38 | Dec 20th, 2014

Robert Hawkins is not only one of the funniest human beings alive he is also one of my dearest best friends. Robert is of those rarest creatures in that he is almost as funny off stage as he is onstage. I first meet Robert in the early 1990s when we ...Show More

1:18:51 | Dec 12th, 2014

The day we recorded this, it was brutally cold rain with heavy winds outside.   Todd Barry is a perennial force of continuous head busting comedy for many decades now. The fact that Todd grew up in Florida and that he is one of the most respected c...Show More

1:11:29 | Dec 6th, 2014

You are about to experience the creative power of Sananda Maitreya!   The man has been a hero of mine since he first burst onto the scene because I had read that he grew up in Florida and then went on to become an internationally renowned artist li...Show More

1:16:16 | Nov 24th, 2014

Kevin Meaney is one of my favorites because I will never forget watching him on television with my Dad and he made us both laugh out loud together. From then on my Dad would quote one of Kevin's jokes to me when he thought I might be on drugs "What a...Show More

1:16:40 | Nov 21st, 2014

Pete Johansson is someone I always love to run into because when I see him it always results in intelligent lofty conversation. He has never been one to waste his time on small talk chit chat as his brain has more value to offer and he has never been...Show More

1:28:17 | Nov 12th, 2014

Rich Hall is to comedy what Johnny Cash is to country music.   The man is a living legend, having won Emmys for his writing for David Lettermen, was on SNL and Not Necessarily The News, he invented his own language with Snigglets and he won the gra...Show More

1:23:17 | Nov 7th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Amsterdam. Sander Borst is the quintessential Dutch bad ass. He is one of my oldest friends in Amsterdam. I met him when I first came to Holland to perform at Toomler comedy club where he was a bartender. He was perform...Show More

1:26:15 | Nov 4th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Galway, Ireland I met Reginald D. Hunter many years ago in Manchester while hanging out with a group of comedians. It was before he became the comedy superstar that he is today. I liked him when we met so I have been che...Show More

1:23:19 | Oct 29th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Las Vegas. I want to pay tribute to the Amazing Johnathan before he drops dead. We all avoid the thought of death and superstitiously try to avoid the topic but that dirty whore will strike each of us. The Amazing Johna...Show More

1:09:09 | Oct 17th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Los Angeles. Eddie Pepitone is the darling of the underground comedy scene of Los Angeles. For an older man without a full head of hair to kick so much ass in the city where youth and beauty reigns eternal he must be res...Show More

1:35:35 | Oct 13th, 2014

This episode was recorded in London. Let it be known to the the universe that Tom Rhodes Radio gives Mark Farrelly's one man show 'Quentin Crisp' a 5 star review. This show invites libation imbibement and encourages you to be yourself whatever you ...Show More

1:15:21 | Oct 10th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Edinburgh, Scotland. Rhys Nicholson is a star waiting to happen. He is visually captivating with his flaming orange read hair, thick black glasses, high cheek bones, chiseled jawline with powdered make up and his smart s...Show More

1:11:21 | Oct 6th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Edinburgh, Scotland   In my opinion Jo Caulfield has the sexiest speaking voice in all of the English speaking comedy world. Her tone, elocution and educated accent is one that makes me tingle like a comfort food and if I...Show More

1:05:12 | Sep 29th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Edinburgh. Lynn Ruth Miller is an inspiring risk taker who is attacking life as if she were someone 20 years old. Humbling to learn that she is 80 years old and just moved to Brighton, England last year to pursue her c...Show More

1:06:49 | Sep 25th, 2014

This episode was recorded in San Francisco. I first met Margaret Cho when I moved to San Francisco in the early 1990s and because we both developed and came up together she is a friend that I am always cheering for and who I will always be loyal too...Show More

1:03:00 | Sep 17th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Los Angeles. Aisha Tyler is an iconic woman who has conquered the stages of stand up comedy, the world of network television and the New York Times bestsellers list of book authors. I met Aisha Tyler in the 1990s in the g...Show More

1:07:28 | Sep 17th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Edinburgh, Scotland. Karen Koren is the queen mother of the Edinburgh Fringe festival. She has produced countless shows for the festival for over 30 years and it the operator of the Gilded Balloon, one of the cornerstone...Show More

1:04:54 | Sep 12th, 2014

In comedy there are certain wise men you meet on your journey that are priceless to talk with because they possess the glow of knowledge you hope to gain when you one day pass from warrior to wise man. Tommy Sheppard owns The Stand comedy club in Ed...Show More

1:06:29 | Sep 7th, 2014

‚ėÖ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ¬† Tom Rhodes Radio Review for Zoe Lyons in ‚ÄėMustard Cutter‚Äô Zoe Lyons is one of the best performers that I saw at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I love her style, her energy, her pacing and her material. Often when you are seeing multip...Show More

1:16:24 | Sep 3rd, 2014

Glenn Wool is one of the finest comedy exports Canada has ever produced. His comedy is philosophical, heartfelt and endearing. He is also one of the nicest human beings I have ever come across in all my years traveling the globe. I met Glenn many ye...Show More

1:16:54 | Aug 27th, 2014

‚ėÖ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ¬†¬†Tom Rhodes Radio¬†Review for¬†Hannah Gadsby¬†in¬†‚ÄėThe Exhibitionist‚Äô Hannah Gadsby is one of the brightest shining lights on the world wide comedy circuit. An innately gifted story teller whose tales of awkward humiliation and personal triumph wil...Show More

1:06:17 | Aug 20th, 2014

Lucie Pohl ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ¬†¬†Tom Rhodes Radio¬†Review¬†for¬†Lucie Pohl¬†in¬†‚ÄėHi, Hitler!‚Äô Tom Rhodes Radio give the show 'Hi, Hitler' by Lucie Pohl a 5 star review! This show is so fast paced, character driven and funny that I saw it twice. The eye catching title of...Show More

1:05:05 | Aug 17th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Edinburgh, Scotland. When I moved to San Francisco in 1991 openly gay comedians did not play at the regular clubs in the city, they performed at Josie's cabaret and juice joint in the Castro. It was at Josie's that I fir...Show More

1:22:45 | Aug 13th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Edinburgh, Scotland Andrew Maxwell is the kind of guy who you would want on your side in a debating hall, on the football pitch or in a barroom fistfight. Andrew is one of the few human beings that tickles the living shi...Show More

1:15:16 | Aug 11th, 2014

‚ėÖ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ‚ėÖ ¬†Tom Rhodes Radio Review for Yisrael Campbell in ‚ÄėCircumcise me‚Äô Greetings from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!¬† At a later date I will talk about my personal history with this festival but for now I want to tell you about the magnificence of ...Show More

1:26:43 | Jul 29th, 2014

A few weeks ago I performed at Helium in Portland and Lucas Molandes was my feature act. Lucas is from Austin, Texas. Austin is a spiritual center of edgy original comedy and Lucas decided to take the trip West with two other Austin comedians, Ramin ...Show More

59:28 | Jul 21st, 2014

This episode was recorded in Seoul, Korea Nevada Rhodes not only has the best last name ever he is a one man volcano bursting with fabulosity. He is tall, blonde and muscular living in Seoul, Korea where he not only speaks fluent Korean he is also o...Show More

1:23:46 | Jul 14th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Kuala Lumpur. Jonathan Atherton built the comedy scene in Singapore and now he just opened the first full time comedy club in Kuala Lumpur called The Crack House. When he first appeared on my podcast one year ago I got ...Show More

1:07:36 | Jul 3rd, 2014

MinhHa Pham is a comedy superstar waiting to happen. She just needs a few more years of experience and developing material. Her love of comedy is pure and she is from the most unlikely breeding ground for comedians of Hanoi, Vietnam. I met her last y...Show More

1:10:48 | Jun 27th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Los Angeles. I first met Jason John Whitehead about ten years ago at The Comedy Store in Sydney. Then I worked with him in Jakarta and Bali. He is from Nova Scotia, Canada, started being a comedian in Edinburgh and cut h...Show More

1:19:38 | Jun 13th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Burbank, California. Ritch Shydner is a comedian I always looked up to an admired while I was growing up, having watched him on Johnny Carson, David Lettermen and his HBO special. I had known him for years before I ever...Show More

2:11:44 | May 30th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Los Angeles. I have only been friends with Duncan Trussell for a few years but he has already skyrocketed to the top of my list of people that I love hanging out with. We never talk about mundane topics like sports or we...Show More

1:12:19 | May 21st, 2014

This episode was recorded in Minneapolis. In the future if we are lucky every comedian will be more like Ted Alexandro. Not only funny but passionate about knowledge and politically active. I am a fan of Ted Alexandro because whenever I see him per...Show More

1:18:11 | May 10th, 2014

Jackie Kashian is a powerhouse comedian by any way you measure it. She has a strong sense of humor and slices up topics of mundane living and her own personal rage with ease. Her autobiographical humor has been seen on Comedy Central and countless la...Show More

1:22:34 | May 2nd, 2014

This episode was recorded in Los Angeles. You may know Maz Jobrani as one of the founding members of The Axis Of Evil Comedy Tour. He has been referred to as the Persian Elvis. He has appeared in countless film and television roles but my favorite i...Show More

1:12:18 | Apr 17th, 2014

This episode was recorded in London. I first met Joseph Wilson when I performed at the Comedy Cafe in London in 2013. We hit if off instantly and unbeknownst to me he became a avid listener of my podcast. I found out he was listening to my podcast 6...Show More

1:47:32 | Apr 11th, 2014

This episode was recorded in London. Very often in interviews I have said that getting in with London was the key to me getting in with all of these world wide comedy circuits, specifically me getting in with the Comedy Store. My guest today is Don ...Show More

1:19:53 | Apr 2nd, 2014

This episode was recorded in London. Within the first 5 minutes I met Natalia Tena she was cracking me up and I was teaching her the basic steps of the tango. I think she is a feminist icon badass woman. She is an amazing actress whose first role w...Show More

1:01:53 | Mar 27th, 2014

This episode was recorded in London. Virginia Gilbert is an award winning author and filmmaker.  She is currently premiering her new film 'A long way from home' which she wrote and directed at film festivals all over the world. This conversation was ...Show More

1:22:19 | Mar 20th, 2014

This episode was recorded in London. There have only been a few of my comedy super star friends who when I asked them to appear on my podcast declined and then there is the opposite example of Stephen K Amos who when I asked him said "Of course, how...Show More

1:08:46 | Mar 13th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Paris, France.   I first met Eve Jackson in June 2012 when I appeared as a guest on her TV program called 'The Culture Show' which airs on France 24, the English language channel of France. She was a fun and easy interv...Show More

1:10:50 | Mar 6th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Paris. I met Sebastian Marx the last time I played in Paris. He has the young hot new scene  putting on stand up comedy nights in English and in French.  When I met him I came to see him perform a one hour show in French...Show More

1:16:19 | Feb 27th, 2014

This episode was recorded in Paris.   I first met Sand Van Roy after my show in Paris in June 2012. Speaking with her I was tickled to find out that she was a huge comedy fan and that he all time favorite comedian is Mitch Hedberg. She was thrilled t...Show More