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Twin Portals

Scott Hebert, Matias Valero

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Twin Portals is a Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons (D&D 5E) actual play podcast which follows five friends from the mystical land of Minnesota. Our group of stage performers, improv artists, and musicians provide a portal to Faerûn, where adventure awaits with new episodes (monthly). The current arc is adapted from the latest official module, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Questions? Ideas? Inspiration? Join the conversation on Discord! "Twin Portals" is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the ...
 
Scott Higgins and Ace Aceto have 50 years combined of standing in front of crowds and making people laugh. Now they go Behind The Funny with entertainers in all stages of their career from national headliners, to comedy writers, to newer comics just starting out. Why did they start, what drives them, and what were some of the obstacles? Join Scott and Ace as they go Behind The Funny.
 
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SCOTTober continues in the Acement with David Naughton. David was the star of "An American Werewolf In London" and "Hot Dog: The Movie" and he was well know for his Dr. Pepper ads. Besides acting, David had a huge musical hit with the song "Makin' It", the theme song from his sitcom. Check out David's movies at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0622544/…
 
Jason Hawes is in the Acement for our first Scottober episode. Yes the Jason from Ghost Hunters and Ghost Nation. Ace invited him in to talk about how they met, how Jason started paranormal investigating and how his shows started. Jason was an awesome guest but you can tell how much Scott loves these conversations. Check out Jason at https://www.fa…
 
Dave Kane joins us this week. He was part of the Periwinkles crew in the early RI comedy scene. Known for his aggressive style. Dave developed two very popular shows Misgivings and Jokes My Irish Father Told Me, that are still popular today. Tragedy struck when he lost his son in the Station Nightclub fire. Coinsidences became signs that gave his f…
 
Ace was in a movie, the lead, really. Boxed Man (1998) an independent film by today's guest Nick Pasyanos. Nick has written a book about making it called; BOXedMAN: I'm Going To Make A Movie - Why Are You Laughing? We talked about the movie from idea to filming to the book. Get the book at https://www.amazon.com/BOXedMAN-Going-Make-Movie-Laughing/d…
 
"The One Where We Seal The Deal." SWOJ attempts to avert catastrophe. Golden dragons are lost and found. "Twin Portals" is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC. The title song, "Avernum," used wi…
 
Mo Mandel is in the Acement this week. After Mo's first time on stage he was all in and he caught fire. Appearing on Chelsea Lately, Conan, The Late Late Show as well as acting in shows like Modern Family, Castle, and Happy Endings. He also has several writing and producing credits to round out his incredible resume. Mo's passion for comedy really …
 
Boston Legend Chance Langton returns to the Acement this week. It was a rough start getting him connected but once he was on, Chance's quick wit and one liners were on full display. We talked about Boston Comedy and his days working with Rodney Dangerfield. Check out Chance at https://www.facebook.com/chance.langton.7 Get your BTF gear at https://w…
 
BTF good friend Martin Olson returns to talk about his new book "The Conquest of Heaven", sequel to "Encyclopedia of Hell". The conversation starts with how he came up with the idea for the books and his vision for the hilariously twisted themes. Martin is a great story teller and shares a few great ones during this visit. What heavy metal band lov…
 
Scott and Ace talk to Rockin' Joe Hebert, creator of the RI Comedy Hall of Fame. He gives us a history on the HOF. Then Bobby Braciola (Sony Music The Orchard artist), this years HOF inductee joins us. Bobby is not a comic, he's an Italian Rapper with some huge hits,"Chooch to Gooch: The Ten Steps of Disco Dancin'" and "Everyone's Italian on Christ…
 
We welcome Rob Bartlett to the Acement this week. Ace talks to Rob with our friend Tom Stewart filling in for Scott. Rob Bartlett started in Long Island comedy with Eddie Murphy. They were actually part of an improvisational trio. Rob is well known for his time on the national radio show, Imus In The Morning, where he performed celebrity impression…
 
"The One Where SWOJ Comes Face-to-Face With Mystery." Our heroes seek out the Vault of Dragons. Unexpected friends and foes influence efforts to recover the missing hoard. "Twin Portals" is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the C…
 
Paul Bond is in the Acement this week. Started playing guitar at 12 but his sense of humor brought him to a different stage. Paul's ability to combine those two talents led him to working with Jim Breuer and can be seen on Breuer's Hardcore special. What legendary heavy metal group did Paul play guitar in front of? Where did correctness and cancel …
 
In the Acement this week, Scott & Ace welcome Jack Lynch. Jack is a 30 year comedy veteran who started hanging out at the legendary Ding Ho before overcoming personal demons and finally climbing on stage himself. Jack uses his likable stage presence and great joke telling ability to spread a message that recovery is possible. Check out Jack at http…
 
Scott and Ace decide to check in with some friends of the podcast. First the Comedy Barbarian Mike McCarthy joins them in the Acement to talk about things opening up for comedy. Then Mary Ellen Depetrillo comes by to talk about her move to Florida. We talk retirement comedy plans and a special guest pops in.…
 
After a comedy of issues before the podcast began, Scott and Ace take you behind the scenes of Behind The Funny. They talk about the run of guests they've had current and future, upcoming gigs, and working on material. A special guest closes the show. BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpodBy Scott Higgins Live Productions
 
"The One Where They Become Flood Experts." In our sixth live show, SWOJ closes in on the Vault of Dragons. The past of Waterdeep is unearthed. "Twin Portals" is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast L…
 
Richie Byrne is in the Acement this week. Ace and Scott were looking forward to this after the Drinks Jokes and Storytelling's World Record online comedy show. Richie was a constant during the 100 hrs of that show and is an great storyteller. He is the warm up comic on the Dr Oz show and an accomplished singer and actor. Richie and Mark Riccadonna …
 
Brian Beaudoin and Frank Gazzero from the Wicked Funny Podcast joined us in the Acement for this weeks podcast. We talked about the celebrity that sang happy birthday to Brian, strange places for gigs, Frank's inability as an IT guy, and what did Scott defile at Ace's house waiting for Ace to show up. It was a crazy episode and a lot of fun. Check …
 
Sean Morey is a guest Scott and Ace have wanted on for awhile. His name has been mentioned by many guests as the guy who should be credited with start of the Boston Comedy Scene. He started as a street performer, eventually noticed by a talent scout for the Tonight Show. Performed several times during Johnny Carson and Jay Leno's time. Sean is know…
 
Mention Brian Kiley to any comedian in Boston and you'll hear amazing writer,storyteller and funny funny jokes. He started at the famous Ding Ho in Cambridge and worked his way onto the the Conan writing staff, eventually becoming the head monolouge writer. What guest was his favorite? What music legends did he share a dressing room with? Scott and…
 
Scott and Ace loved having Jimmy Tingle on and hearing stories of the Ding Ho Comedy Club and the amazing list of comics who performed there. Last year there was a Ding Ho Reunion show on zoom to raise money for Barry Crimmins wife Helen. Well that show is being rebroadcast to help Helen with her medical expenses. Go to www.jimmytingle.com to get y…
 
"The One Where the Party Plays Ghost." SWOJ grows in strength and in fame. Secrets and lies are uncovered as our heroes return to the Cassalanter villa. "Twin Portals" is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of t…
 
Jimmy Tingle joins Scott and Ace in the Acement this week. Jimmy was one of the original Boston Ding Ho comics. He made it onto the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, had his own HBO One Night Stand comedy special, was a correspondent on 60 Minutes Wednesdays and ran for Lt Governor of Mass. Not bad for a guy who started as a street performer. Jimmy …
 
Cal Verduchi joins us in the Acement this week. Not only is he the reason valium was invented, he is the reason Scott is a comedian. This episode was 5 seasons in the making, Ace & Scott talk to Cal about how he helped Scott get started as a comic and then we talk to Cal about his start in Boston and his years on the road. Check out Cal at https://…
 
You've seen Jackie Flynn in just about every Farrelly Brothers movie or maybe on King of Queens. Did you know he's a stand up from Boston who was discovered by the Farrelly's when they watched him perform stand up? What uber famous star did he make laugh at his wow moment and how was his name used at his funny bad gig? Learn that and more in this w…
 
Andrew Kennedy joins us in the Acement this week. Andrew has an amazing story, his father is from England and his mother is from Columbia. Andrew is fluent in Spanish but looks like someone you'd meet at an English pub. His stories from growing up, trying stand up, to filming a pilot for CBS made for a very entertaining conversation. Check out Andr…
 
Rich Walker came up through the Long Island comedy scene with some pretty big names. He not only became a regular at NY comedy clubs, he quickly became a favorite at clubs all over the country. You can tell why from his quick wit and likability. Ace had worked with Rich before but Scott had not and they quickly hit it off. Check out Rich at http://…
 
"The One Where SWOJ Goes Up and Down." Our heroes pick a side as violence erupts in the Trades Ward. Enemy machinations are unearthed. SWOJ takes a look behind the mask. "Twin Portals" is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coa…
 
Long time friend Dave Russo joins Scott and Ace in the Acement this week. Dave was the inagaural winner of the Boston Comedy Festival and was on A&E's The Entertainer but how did he get his start. Dave was on the show where one of our hosts had his first time on stage, was it Ace or Scott? Check out Dave at https://daverussocomedy.com/ BTF merch av…
 
Comedian Tom Hayes joins us in the Acement this week. Tom has an amazing story. Lost a leg to cancer at 13, started in medical sales and using jokes to break the ice led to him going into comedy. He eventually won a Showtime regional comedy search. Who's the comedy icon he lost to in the national Showtime comedy search? Listen and find out. Check o…
 
Shea Spillane joins us in the Acement for this episode. She was making a name for herself quickly in her comedy career berfore her career was derailed by a personal battle. She was amazingly candid even though it was her first time sharing her story publicly. It led to a great story of a run in with a former high school b***h. Check out Shea at www…
 
Al Romas is this weeks guest in the Acement. Ace and Scott discuss Al's comedy career, his collaboration with Al Ducharme on The Two Dicks web series and how The Two Dicks isn't the best web search for a web series or podcast. Check out Al at https://www.instagram.com/iamalromas/ . BTF merch available at http://tee.pub/lic/btfpod…
 
This is our first episode recorded Live in the Acement on Twitch.tv/drinksjokesnstorytelling. Ace and I were only recording thru his laptop mic but didn't know until the end. We're honored to have Mark Riccadonna as our first live guest. Mark started as an actor, managed a comedy club, and filled in when acts were needed. He's entertained the troop…
 
"The One Where SWOJ Gets a Life" Our heroes hit the streets in search of magical reagents. The season’s turning brings change across Waterdeep. The Silver Waves of Justice convene with their far-reaching membership. "Twin Portals" is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the mat…
 
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