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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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Our favorite subject is the funny bad gig story. What makes a gig bad? Comics don't always know walking in but occasionally there are signs. Ep 54 "You Know It's A Bad Gig When" Ace and Scott had John Perotta and Mike McCarthy in to come up with a top ten list of things that comics run into that they know it'll be a bad gig. It ended up being a top…
 
Ken DeCosta joins us in the Acement to help us wrap up Scottober. Ken is the founder of RISEUP paranormal and has a lot of experience with paranormal investigations. You've heard his voice on previous years October episodes when Tom Stewart played examples of EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). We talk about his history including investigations at …
 
Sitting in for Ace this week is our favorite Scottober friend, Tom Stewart. Tom and Ace arranged for special guests to join us this week. Cody Ray DesBiens and Satori Hawes, curators or The Paranormal Couple's Haunted Museum were in the Acement and they brought items from their collection. We discuss the items histories and what they have witnessed…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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
 
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…
 
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://…
 
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