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Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Tyler Groce sits down with Valerie Lopez live on our first ever Twitch broadcast of the interview podcast to talk about how he's learned the most in comedy by doing comedy - from improv to standup to videos, and most recently to podcasting. We learn about his most intensive learning experience with Boom…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Vladimir Caamaño sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how starting comedy in New York City was a successful training ground in no small part due to living rent free with his dad, successfully landing Just For Laughs Montreal, and his growing TV career. Apologies in advance for the deep dive into a…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Luis Flandes sits down across a computer monitor with Valerie Lopez to talk about how comedy was something he's always wanted to do, how he's seen the Austin comedy scene change over the last 8 years, getting his invitation to his first festival (and what a first festival to land -- Moontower), and how …
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Symply Courtney sits down with Valerie Lopez via Zoom to talk about how working at a kid's camp helped launch his comedy career, the lessons he learned from doing 34 shows in 30 nights (pre-quarantine, of course), and how remaining positive has helped him navigate the rough patches in his life and comed…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com! This week Toronto based comedian Jarrett Campbell sits down with us after having a skyrocketing year leading to a Juno nomination for Comedy Album of the Year. While a pandemic has temporarily put his tour on hold, he graciously spends some of his social isolation time to share how he came to love comedy and it's…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Lando Shepard sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how he's broken down stereotypes, learned about comedy from the ground up, and he even shared with us some breaking news that had Valerie squealing with joy. And how throughout all its ups and its downs, only 1 thing matters...his family. Lando ca…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week Portland transplant Christian Van Wade sits down with Lara Smith to discuss how he got his start and learned to stay true to his instincts for the abstract. His new video short, Nature Scene, is a must-see. Get to know how Van Wade uses context to drive each and every show. Christian can be seen: Slaught…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Taylor Dowdy invites Valerie into his stylish home to talk about how his comedy has melded storytelling, a sense of fashion, and hard work, how despite a difficult past growing up, he's been able to share his absurd life with a broad range of audiences with an arm's length distance, and how his beloved …
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Adam Weightman sits down with Valerie Lopez and Travis to talk about how moving from LA to Austin made him a more focused performer, how finding love made him a better performer, and listen for how he managed to derail the conversation from the moment we hit the record. Adam can be seen: The Comedy Resi…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, George Anthony, recent San Antonio transplant, sits down with Valerie Lopez to give us an in-depth look at how San Antonio's comedy scene compares to Austin's, the lessons he's learned from performing at a wake, and talks about his involvement with Battle of the Sketches and FMCW Studios. George can be …
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Breanna Bietz sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how music and comedy have been following her since her days growing up in South Dakota, how Terminator the Musical has been a germ of an idea that led to b. Iden Payne Award nomination status, and how a clear calendar can provide much needed creat…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, while in town opening for Gareth Reynolds at Cap City Comedy Club, North Carolina's Andy Forrester sits down with Valerie Lopez in Downtown Austin to talk Andy's Rage Against the Machine story to end all Rage Against the Machine stories, the business of working as a clean comic, and talks in-depth about…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com On location at 2019 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in downtown Austin, LA's Lexie Grace sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how the UFC and the Count of Monte Cristo influenced her standup philosophies, how she stays positive in the cut-throat LA comedy scene, and how she's been surrounded by comedy since bi…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Mark Forward joins Valerie Lopez by phone to talk about his escape from theater acting to standup, why he insists on working only on things that make him happy, and what it's like to work with the amazing cast and crew of Letterkenny (hint: it's like summer camp). Mark can be seen: Letterkenny - Season …
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com On location at 2019 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in downtown Austin, Houston's Son Tran sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how he developed his pragmatic approach to comedy, shares pointers with those starting comedy later in life, and talks about increasing the reach of comedy to Asian audiences. Son can…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com On location at 2019 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in downtown Austin, Seattle's Andy Iwancio sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how she made the move from the home of The Wire to the home of Starbucks (Baltimore to Seattle), how her talents as a DJ helped her set the stage for a comedy career, and how free…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Evan Rabalais sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how he's lived an extraordinarily average life even in the face of tragedy, helping to create a vibrant small town comedy scene in Baton Rouge, and how a move to Austin has helped him grow as a performer. Find Evan Good Set - Saturday September 21…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Leo Garcia sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about the importance of flying under the radar, throwing axes, and Rage Against the Machine. Leo can be seen: Mixtape - a showcase/ music video commentary show, hosted by Leo. Friday September 20 8pm at Fallout Theater First Tuesdays Comedy - monthly showc…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, we welcome back JT Habersaat who talks to Valerie Lopez about some very exciting news about his upcoming "For the Masses" tour with Eddie Pepitone, about what we can expect from 2019 Altercation Festival (including some new programming featuring live podcasts), and of course, life lessons on being super…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, we go on location to sit down with Robyn Reynolds and special guest co-host Hammy. Robyn talks to Valerie Lopez about how pushing boundaries while remaining very likeable runs in the family, being philosophical about FPIA, and gives us great insights into how they've learned how to write jokes. Robyn ca…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Garrett Buss sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how trying things and failing is better than never trying things at all, creative ways to engage a community into your passion projects, and how an instructional lesson in armpit farting launched his entire comedy career. Catch Garrett in one of th…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Yamina Khouane sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how comedy was her escape growing up as a shy kid in the Rio Grande Valley, what it felt like to win the Austin Chronicle Best Actress Award in 2018, and how she's gotten comfortable with her identity after years of distancing herself from it. Ya…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, we are joined by husband and wife Rob Gagnon and Ariel Greenspoon. Valerie Lopez is joined by her son, Travis on this very special episode. It is Rob and Ariel's 2nd time on Comedy Wham and they share with us how they're preparing for their move from Austin (where they met, fell in love, and married) to…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Derek Kopswa sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how music was his first love, but comedy stole his heart, how he settled into his style of comedy after paying attention, and listen while we break the news to him that he has an imdb credit (and listen to him tell the story of the film credit). Li…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Holli Cuomo sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about cultivating one of the best monthly shows in Austin (You Look Like), how she overcame shyness to become one of the most naturally gifted stage performers (karaoke and standup, mind you) in town, and how she's at peace with where she is. Holli hosts …
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com! Comedy Wham Presents Live form Austin's The Fallout Theater features one of Austin's beloved storytellers Aaron Brooks! Aaron shares with Valerie what he's been up to since his original Comedy Wham interview in 2016 - he's created Six Shooter (with Mac Blake), Low & Inside (with Nick Saverino), and the beloved La…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com! This week Ron Lechler sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about his love of cepholapods, how Austin has allowed him to grow into a better performer, and the importance of experimentation. Ron co-hosts Cider House Rulz every 1st and 3rd Fridays Follow Ron - Twitter @RonLechler - Instagram @RonLechler - RonLechler…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com! This week Jasmine Ellis returns to sit down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how things have changed over the last 2 years. Still one of the most thoughtful interview guests, Jasmine shares what it takes to be a good roaster (is it being a great makeup artist?), how to read the signs so you know which direction t…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com! This week Andrew Murphy returns to sit down with Valerie Lopez to talk about his 2019 crowning achievement (a.k.a. 2019 Funniest Person in Austin crown), how he compares his current comedy to his earlier comedy, and how he's learned to accept his own strengths and weaknesses. June 24, 2019 - Joke of Painting with…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com! On location at the 2019 ATX Television Festival, this two part interview features several Letterkenny cast and executive producers sitting down with Valerie Lopez to talk about the Hulu Original TV series that began as a short-form Youtube web series and features the adventures and dust ups with hicks, skids, and…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com! This week Robert Segovia sits down with Lara Smith to talk about making the transition from music to comedy. He discusses finding his unique voice in an industry that did not always showcase diversity. And find out how he unexpectedly became part owner in the flourishing Fallout Theater! See his showcase The Come…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com On location at 2019 Moontower Comedy Festival in downtown Austin, the Man Mountain of comedy, K Trevor Wilson sits down with Valerie Lopez to discuss his very early start in performance in Canada, how learning to focus on doing one thing very well led him to success, and shares insights from working as Squirrely D…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com! On location at 2019 Moontower Comedy Festival in downtown Austin, Valerie Lopez sits down with Josh Adam Myers. Josh is in constant motion, so this is a brief conversation about some of his beloved projects like The Goddamn Comedy Jam, Netflix's F is for Family, and The 500 (a very unique podcast project set to l…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com! On location at 2019 Moontower Comedy Festival in downtown Austin, Valerie Lopez sits down with DeAnne Smith. This first time Moontower Comedy Festival attendee talks about her experiences on global comedy stages (Australia, Canada, Scotland and more), pursuing big opportunities, and how to use a ukele to your adv…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com! On location at 2019 Moontower Comedy Festival in downtown Austin, Valerie Lopez sits down with Jeremiah Watkins. For the 3rd episode together, they discuss the changes in his career over that time, the increasing demands on his time as he reaches higher levels in his career, and how to remain kind in what can som…
 
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