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Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Josh Johnson of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah sits down with Valerie Lopez to wax philosophical about comedy, music, and success in the age of Covid. Josh sat down with us to talk about his upcoming hybrid comedy and music album Elusive: A Mixtape which is available on June 11, 2021. If his debut albu…
 
Read the article at: Comedywham.com This week, Brandon Lewin, CEO of Big Laugh Comedy sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how the many lessons learned from growing up in Chicago, taking big risks, and how those lessons have served him well navigating the world of comedy production and comedy controversy. Brandon can be seen at: Big Laugh Com…
 
Read the article at: comedywham.com This week, JT Kelley and Robert Carfer of The Fart Locker podcast sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how this unlikely duo joined forces to create a auditory variety show that highlights each of their individual talents. Kelley is well known in Austin circles for his wild and unpredictable comedy while Ca…
 
Read the article at Comedywham.com We're excited to share our 200th podcast episode with you. It's also Mother's Day, so what better way to celebrate than by bringing a comedy mom to our podcast? Enjoy! This week, Tori Pool sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how a tumultuous childhood and simultaneous love of language all combined to bring …
 
Read the article at Comedywham.com This week, Rob Morris sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how comedy cultivated his love of language, living life as a series of projects, his rocky but ultimately successful return to the Austin comedy scene, being named dropped by JRE, and his quest to build tall buildings. PSSSTTTTT - This is our 199th e…
 
Read the article at Comedywham.com This week, Aira Juliet sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about her favorite childhood jokes, how a move from Houston to Kansas set her on a path of activism, and how comedy became her true love after a lifetime dedicated to theater performance. We also talk about 2BrokeBitche$, the show she created with Colton …
 
Read the article at Comedywham.com This week, Shannon Mugrage sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how a chance encounter with Colton Dowling led him to standup, a strong work ethic combined with a gift for storytelling have served him well, and his ability to tell jokes about his kids and politics have helped him unite audiences everywhere. …
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Brendan Gay sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about the imminent release of his debut album, his acceptance of the a "no pain/no gain" philosophy, and how his moves from Eden Prairie, MN to Chicago to NYC and eventually Austin have been peppered with moments in resiliency and ultimately his singular …
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Brian Gendron from Houston sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how his fast track comedy progress along with his relentless goal setting has yielded a full plate between performing and producing comedy in Houston, our mutual praise for the benefits of Toastmasters, his serendipitous connection to…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Allison Wojtowecz sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how performing in theater growing up prepared (and didn't prepare) her for standup comedy, how being nice lead to one of the best comedy career opportunities touring with Jen Fulwiler, and how her willingness to jump in (in more ways than one)…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Marty Clarke sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how he got his start in Madison, learned valuable lessons in producing comedy shows, his move to Austin, his approach to creating a variety of comedy shows, and his incredible role in the relocation to Austin of the renowned New York City club The …
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com To celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of Comedy Wham Presents we invite one of our first guests ever, Brendan K. O'Grady, along with a newer face to Austin comedy, Gabi Montemayor. We cover a very broad range of topics about what's been happening in Austin over the last year. And we end on a hopeful note about the f…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Anna Valenzuela sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how she got into comedy late after the universe declared she was a comic and was ready, how she prepared for her time with the Comedy Central Roast Battle, sobriety and comedy, and how she adapted to performing comedy in the face of COVID-19. An…
 
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 While in Austin to headline The Velv, Zach Peterson sits down with Lara to discuss a rather eclectic life, from farm to big city and back. He also discusses ending one long-running podcast only to begin another. And listeners get a glimpse into the very funny Arguments & Grievances podcast, which he tours.…
 
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…
 
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