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Read the article at https://comedywham.com/interviews/roxy-castillo-shines-her-light This week, Roxy Castillo sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how she's split her time as a standup/improviser/sketch performer, Lashonda Lester's lasting influence, and how she's managed to tame the tornado that her life (and calendar) had become. Follow Rox…
 
Read the article at: www.comedywham.com This week, Jacob Erdman sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about life since his last episode (2018 Altercation Festival), a change in career allowing him to perform across the country, and cultural and comedy perspectives on his pre-Covid travels around the world. Follow Jacob Twitter - @970Comedy Instagram…
 
2021 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at: www.comedywham.com This week, Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould sit down with Valerie Lopez to talk about Joy Ride their documedy (documentary comedy special) set for release October 29, 2021. In this abbreviated conversation after the first screening of the movie live at Moontower Comedy Fe…
 
Read the article at https://comedywham.com/interviews/jt-habersaat-toying-with-comedy This week, Jt Habersaat sits down for the 3rd time with Valerie Lopez to talk about a message he got right after the 2nd time we recorded together that he would be opening for Eddie Pepitone continues to fuel his love of comedy, how he confronted the difficulty of…
 
2021 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at: www.comedywham.com This week, Brad Williams sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about channeling Kid Rock and Eddie Vedder for the Goddamn Comedy Jam, his magical start in comedy, the lessons learned along the way, and how becoming a father during Covid turned out to be a blessing in disgu…
 
2021 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at: www.comedywham.com This week, Jeremiah Watkins sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how life has changed since our last Moontower check in in 2019. It's a lot: from becoming a father to releasing his debut comedy special Jeremiah Watkins: Family Reunion (both on the same day!), to lau…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Houston, Texas Read the article at: comedywham.com/ZahidDewji This week Zahid Dewji talks to Valerie as we return close to home for our final episode of the 2021 Summer Vacation Series. Zahid was one of our very favorite comics on the Isolation Comedy show and we're lucky that he regularly performs in Austin…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination Los Angeles, California Read the article at comedywham.com This week Erik Escobar talks to Valerie about breaking out of his introverted shell, bringing different worlds together, and his experience as a TED Talk speaker at the onset of COVID. Want to know more about comedy in Los Angeles, California (and out…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: London, England Read the article at: comedywham.com This week Benjamin Bello talks to Valerie about his late and surprising start in comedy (a joyus Nigerian wedding is involved), the evolution of his alter ego, the honorable President Obonjo, and the challenges of achieving comedy fame as a character while …
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Richmond, Virginia Read the article at: comedywham.com This week Mary Jane French talks to Valerie about how it took moving away from Richmond, VA to love it, her young start as a comic, and her transition's role in releasing her specials. Want to know more about comedy in Richmond, Virginia? Mary Jane's rec…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Los Angeles, California Read the article at comedywham.com This week Teddy Margas talks to Valerie Lopez about being born to perform, his love of standup comedy in all forms, getting to work with Joan Rivers and Rupaul, and his quest for his trademark glasses. Want to know more about comedy in Los Angeles, C…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Melbourne, Australia Read the article at: comedywham.com This week Janet McLeod talks to Valerie about her start in comedy involved an inflatable chair, how her helpful nature and love of comedy evolved into her role as a connector (which is exactly why we got to know her - without her, we never would have l…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Los Angeles, California Read the article at: comedywham.com This week, Daniel Eachus sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about being an award-winning jazz musician and how it translated to his comedy pacing, how reading the biographies of notable comics helped him see the behind the scenes work needed to be…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Sacramento, California Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Keith Lowell Jensen sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about his roots as a punk band member, lessons learned from ignoring comedy advice, and how to land a book deal with one of the best book titles in the history of book titles (and the…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: New Orleans, Louisiana Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Nkechi Chibueze sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how New Orleans was the first city she performed improv and found herself blossoming, a teacher's budget resulted in her watching lots of free comedy shows in NOLO before being volu…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Banbury, England Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Ryan Mold sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about funnel cakes, commonalities and differences between British and American comedy, holding a world record, and how much he enjoyed performing by Zoom. Want to know more about comedy in Banbury, E…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Read the article at: comedywham.com This week, Juliana Heng sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how comedy transformed their life from boring to one with purpose, connecting with audiences as an autistic comic (in a society not always accepting of differences), and their self-p…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Toronto, Canada Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Mike Carrozza sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about the curious events surrounding the release of his debut album Cherubic, growing up with JFL Montreal in your backyard, and spends the rest of the time hyping other comics. Check out his podc…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination - Phoenix, Arizona Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Genevieve Rice from Phoenix, Arizona sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how her early start in comedy, her trajectory to launching the Bird City Comedy Festival in Phoenix, how she kept busy during 2020, and her Golden Girls podcast, Tha…
 
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…
 
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