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JALS #273 Comedian Rico Da Great

He has 9 lives is harder to kill then the Terminator and is Funny to Boot, I'm talking about none other then Comedian Rico Da Great! Rico stops by Big Z Studios to talk about growing up on the mean streets of Berkley and his first time on stage as well as some near death experiences. Take a listen and enjoy. He'll Be Back!

JALS #169 Comedian Michael O’connell

Our Buddy Michael O'connell drops by Big Z Studios. He tells us about his recent medical issues that nearly took his life. I'm glad that didn't happen because he wouldn't have been able to tell us about all the things he is doing. Being the driving factor for 2 Comedy groups, Comics with Disabilities Act and The Mikes. Take a listen to a Man who was on his death bed a few short months ago.

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JALS #166: Mike Betancourt and Claire Fischer

Maniacal Mike Betancourt and Classy Claire Fischer drop by Big Z Studios to talk about a very Creepy and Twisted short movie submission called "The Reckoning". They have entered this short into the Rode Mic film contest and are looking to bring notoriety to the Sacramento film Community. Listen to a couple of Comedians who are crossing over into Film.


And we can't stress enough how important it is for you to go and vote for their short film in the Rode Mic contest they're currently apart of. Watching and then voting for it will help them bring more exposure to our fair city and the talented people involved with it. So click the link below and go make it happen!

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JALS #165: Comedian/Podcaster Luke Soin

epictiki.jpgComedian and fellow Podcaster Luke Soin drops by Big Z Studios. He talks about his Video podcast and what it takes to get "The Shot". He tries to talk the Boys onto his show but the fact that it's recorded in a Hot Tub, leaves the them not wanting to commit. We're Shy. Hear how the Comedy scene treats a young Comic. Check out his Podcast. Enjoy.
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JALS #161: Comedian Jason “Violation” Sohm

Jason returns to the studio to give us an update on his comedy journey. It's going very well it seems. We talk about the progression of the jokes from straight raunchy to more of his everyday life based jokes. We also talk about the passing of Gwar band member Dave Brockie, a band that was very influential to a young Jason. Listen and enjoy.

JALS #160: Comedian Tristan Johnson

What weighs 400lbs has corn rows, gold teeth and is as Funny as Hell? Well it's not Tristan Johnson... Now. Listen to his Incredible journey from the mean streets of Oakland to Comedy Stages around California. Very inspirational!

JALS #156: Comedians Chadd Marty Beals and Phat Joe

On this Episode we have Comedian/Promoter Chadd Marty Beals and Comedian Phat Joe. We find out how Phat Joe went from his first open-mic to his third time on stage opening for Del Van Dyke. WTF! It's true so if your not opening by your third set your doing something wrong. We also find out about Chadd's rise from the ashes of a ruined life to being a Husband and a Father and Comedian/Promoter. Funny stuff.

JALS #154: Comedians Jaime Fernandez and Michael Cella

It's always nice to talk to the next Generation of Comedians. Jaime and Michael are just that, hard working baby Comics.  Expect to see these 2 around for a long time. See them now every Tuesday at Luna's Cafe' as they host the Open-Mic.

JALS #150: Comedian Queenie TT

150 Episodes down and many, many more to come! So on this Episode we have the Very Funny Queenie TT, this is one of the most emotion packed interviews that we have done. We have never had anyone cry on the show. Take a listen to this incredible journey of loss and strength. Enjoy.

JALS #146: Comedian Shane Murphy

Biscuits? Murphdog? I wish he would make up his mind. We have Veteran Comedian Shane Murphy sitting in Big Z studios. We talk about comedy, mullets and whats it's like to be a father at 40. An interesting and heartfelt story. And absolutely NO wrestling talk.

JALS #142: Saul Trujillo

Stockton, California based stand-up comedian and podcaster, Saul Trujillo, stops by to talk comedy, podcasting, family, food, gambling, and fears. Be sure to check him out on Twitter and his podcast, Joke Me Off!

JALS #141: Kristen Frisk

Kristen Frisk is a stand-up comedian, wife, and mother in Sacramento, California. She tells us about her start in stand-up, he life growing up, what it was like to join and work with other prominent female comedians in The Real (Funny) Housewives of Rio Linda, and how she balances her stand-up career with being a mom.

JALS #139: Corey Bernhardt

Corey Bernhardt is a painter, graphic designer, tattooer, and small business owner. He owns and operates Reclamare Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery. He stops by the studio to discuss his first year in business, what pushed him into pursuing art as a career, and what ultimately landed him in tattooing. Check it out!

JALS #138: Mike Betancourt

Wild Man Mike Betancourt drops in to DESTROY the studio! No, not really. You will find out that Mike is a changed man. He tells his story of the Highs and Lows of the last year. He explains his melt down at the Comedy Spot and how he has work very hard to get back on top. A fascinating story. Listen and Enjoy.

JALS #137: Emma Haney

Emma Haney is a comedian and podcaster in Sacramento, California. She returns to the podcast to discuss her foray into podcasting with her show, Belligerently Uninformed. She also talks about doing stand-up, writing material, and being addicted to World of Warcraft. Check it out!

JALS #133: Jessica Wellington and Molly Doan

Comedian Jessica Wellington and Improviser Molly Doan stop by the Big Z Broadcast Studio to discuss stand-up comedy, short form vs long form improv, tough childhoods, what it means to be a redneck, the importance of challenge cards, and more!

JALS #132: Stephen Turner

On this episode we talk to San Jose based comedian and musician, Stephen Turner! Stephen talks about doing comedy, being a family man, and playing in a Grateful Dead cover band.

JALS #126: Rich Brockman & Tyler Phillips

We talk with stand-up comedian and returning guest, Rich Brockman (Facebook / Twitter) and musician/producer, Tyler Phillips about Rich's upcoming comedy record, "The Parody Album."

Episode 118: Comedian Matt Raymond

Matt Raymond returns! When we last had Matt on, he hadn't even been doing stand-up for an entire year yet, but had just won a competition that granted him the opportunity to book at least three shows at the Sacramento Comedy Spot (the site of the competition). Roughly ten months later, he's produced five shows under the Comics With Attitude (CWA) name, and has even started promoting that show at a second venue as well! We talk to Matt about what it's been like becoming a show promoter, and how that's changed his comedy habits. We also delve into the reasoning behind Matt's recent disappearing act from the scene earlier this year. It's a harrowing tale about running from the law, being mentored by a fellow named Cheddar, and befriending a large white man with bad breath named Dragline! Give a listen, and then hit up a CWA show near you!


For more on Matt Raymond, check out his Facebook page here.

Episode 115: Comedians Michael O’Connell, Mike Betancourt, Michael Calvin Jr. and Mike Sinclair (The Mikes!)

On this episode we chat with the four comics that make up the themed comedy show, The Mikes! Of course, the only "theme" this show has going for it is that all of the comics are named Mike, and that they're all really really funny! It was great to talk to Betancourt, O'Connell, Calvin Jr., and Sinclair (via phone) and see what makes each one of them tick, how they came to be together, and where they hope to take this show in the future. We also learn how they've changed as comedians since they started putting this show on nearly a year ago. Take a listen, and then support these guys when they roll into your area.


For more on The Mikes, check out there Facebook page here.
For more on Michael O'Connell, check out his website here.
For more on Mike Betancourt, check out his Facebook page here.
For more on Michael Calvin Jr., check out his Facebook page here.
For more on Mike Sinclair, check out his Facebook page here.