This morning, I walked into what can only be described as the barbershop scene from Eddie Murphy’s, “Coming to America.” The Sports Shop, with Reese and K-Mac on WDNC-AM, Buzz Sports Radio in Raleigh-Durham, NC. is the highest rated morning-drive sports talk show in the country hosted by two African-Americans. Ah, … actually, it’s the only one in the country, hosted by two African-Americans! I gotta give these guys props man. They are entertaining as hell. Quick, colorful, comic banter, without the dry, stat filled, who’s on the DL list B.S. you hear on the other sports talk shows. This is a sports radio talk show FOR THE FANS and I give it my highest recommendation!
The show airs weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET. Here is a link to a news article describing our show (http://raleighco.com/media-circus/sports-shop-assumes-rare-sports-talk-spot-for-black-hosts/).
This June, The Sports Shop will be celebrating its 6th anniversary! Congratulations K-Mac (Kevin McClendon) and Reese (Erroll Reese)! Well Done!
The Sports Shop’s official Twitter and Instagram handles are @thesportsshop1.
You can also follow Buzz Sports Radio on Twitter @buzzsportsradio and on Instagram @999thefan.
WNDC is owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, an affiliate of CBS Sports Radio, NBC Sports Radio and ESPN Radio.
*As you can see, All three of us like to eat! That’s why I used the station logo to hide my gut. 😉
WATCH THIS CLIP BEFORE IT’S TAKEN DOWN! *All clips expire in about two weeks.
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.
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.
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!
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.