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A MUST LISTEN! @ArroeCollins INTERVIEW WITH @GregMortonComic

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ARROE COLLINS

When you’re interviewed by Arroe Collins at I Heart Radio, the interview starts as soon as you walk in the door.
Quite frankly, I had no idea the interview had started.  I just happened to glance over Arroe’s shoulder while we were talking, and noticed the red VU meters dancing rhythmically to the sound of our voices.  The whole interview lasted 40 minutes, but I was too engrossed to care.
Arrow Collins, who currently lives in Charlotte, NC. has spent the last 30 years working as a broadcaster, lecturer and V/O artist. He has the coolness of a Classic Rock FM DJ and the energy and passion of a Tony Robbins.  Not surprising, when you read his list of credits, which include the Fox Classic Rock Report on 99.7. or his extensive list of books found on Amazon.com.
He’s not the kind of host who studies your bio three minutes before the interview.  He does his homework.  You’ll find reflected in Collins questions, a hunger for knowledge and a genuine interest in people.
I strongly recommend you give our interview a listen!  You’ll hear things in our conversation that I rarely share with others.  Life lessons and personal experiences coached in a spiritual context.  Very different from the mindless celebrity chatter on most talk shows.
Since the interview, I’ve become a huge fan of Mr. Collins!  You can follow him on twitter @Arroecollins @Spreaker or listen to more of his captivating interviews on I Heart Radio. Unplugged & Totally Uncut.  This is exciting radio folks.  This is the future.
Next Post, I’ll be giving tips to comedians on how to make your interviews GREAT!
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BOB AND THE SHOWGRAM

If you’re not from the Raleigh/Durham area, you’re probably thinking, what in the hell is BOB AND THE SHOWGRAM?  Who the hell is Bob?  What’s a Showgram and can I use the word ‘showgram’ in Scrabble?

I don’t think you’ll find ‘showgram’ in the Scrabble dictionary, but you will find BOB AND THE SHOWGRAM, weekday mornings, from 6:00 to 10:00 am on G105 and 105.7   The show originates from WDGC in Raleigh-Durham.

Bob Dumas, self professed redneck, host the show along with comedy junky, Mike Morse and Kentucky Kristin.  Every morning, they parade a plethora of political incorrectness in front of their listeners.  You won’t find better bunch of morning misfits than this F-ed up crew.  If you don’t believe me, listen for yourself on their weekly podcast or check out Showgram on Demand.

I performed OBAMA MAN and my two minute STAR WARS, in front of their live studio audience of Showgram fans,

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while the smell of Bojangles and freshly cut watermelon wafted through the studio. (Bojangles Chicken ‘n Biscuits, the cornerstone of every southern breakfast)

When I walked into the studio they offered me Bojangles.  I’m sorry but I can’t eat that shit THAT early in the morning!  I just got my Wii weight down to 176 and I ain’t changing that for nobody!

Let me give you an idea of how crazy things can get on the show.  On this particular morning, one of the interns licked the toes of one of their Showgram fans!  I’m sorry but I cannot eat that shit THAT early in the morning!  I’d rather have Bojangles!

No wonder they have an want ad for interns on their Facebook page.

The Stand-Up Chronicles

While performing at the Juke Box Comedy Club in Peoria, Illinois,  I had the pleasure of speaking with fellow comic and writer, Adam Harris on his podcast, The Stand-Up Chronicles.  Every week, he records a podcast for comedy geeks and nerds who are really into the art of stand-up comedy.  I think you can learn a lot by listening to other professionals talk about their craft.  That’s why, I always recommend the book, Comic Insights by Franklin Ajaye to people interested in getting into stand-up comedy.

The Stand-Up Chronicles is a podcast recorded pre-first-show-Saturday.  I urge you to check it out!  It’s filled with some great interviews of some of the most talented performers traveling the country today.  If you live in Peoria and you’re reading this post, please check out the Jukebox Comedy Club and support stand-up comedy.  You can watch all the Youtube clips of stand-up you want but nothing beats the thrill of a live show!  Am I right?

Here are some comments from Facebook fans who attended the show.

Colin This guy was hilarious!  The final segment has him impersonating singers right on key.  This guy is the black Jerry Lewis!

Holly Greg made me laugh til I had to choose between breathing and NOT peeing myself.

James Helluva show Greg Morton rocked!

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ADAM HARRIS

On the podcast, we discuss Greg’s former career as an animator, his time with Second City in Toronto and little nerd talk about comic books and video games!  If you’d like to listen to the podcast, please click on the link below.
The Stand-Up Chronicles can also be found on i-tunes under the podcast genre.

The Stand-Up Chronicles Episode 27 Greg Morton

You Should Have Been Here Last Week

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If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a stand up comic, or how some of your favourite comics got their start in the business, let me recommend ‘You Should Have Been Here Last Week, ‘. YSHBHLW is a weekly, hour long podcast, hosted by comedian Steve Purcell, that should give you some insight into what it’s like to be a road comic.

Yesterday afternoon, Steve and I sat down to record another episode of his show at ‘The Comedy Club on State,’ located in downtown, Madison, Wisconsin.

Steve is an eight year veteran of the business and he has a relaxed, easy going, off the cuff style that puts his guest at ease. The Comedy Club showroom provided the perfect setting for our open discussion on a wide range of topics, including how I got started, my worst gig ever, and the day that comedy died. Sept. 11th.

To listen to this podcast or learn more about Steve, please visit Steve Purcell’s web site.