Cheers, Stomps & Whistles

What's going on lucky duckies?!

 

One whole year has flown by and my oh my what a year it has been! Thanks you so much to everyone who continues to help make WhatsaPodcast a thing - it baffles me that I get to do this. Yay!

 

This week on the program, I had the chance to talk to the very wonderful, very funny Katelyn Hempstead! Together, we sat down and created...the Greatest Podcast of All Time Ever. Period. The Sequel. Period. You're welcome.

 

During The Greatest Podcast of All Time Ever. Period. The Sequel. Period. I chatted with Katelyn about comedy, studying abroad, mob fronts (obviously), school, parents, Los Angeles and the great mysteries of life - drink it in!

 

- Ryan

 

TAGS: podcast, interview, comedy, improv, stand up, stand-up, family, los angeles, wtf with marc maron, you made it weird with pete holmes, fetishes, fetish, open mic, open-mic, portland, city, life lessons, keep on keeping on, theatre, theater, musical, drama, acting, actor, act, shakespeare, friends, community, auditions, control, creativity, script, college, northern california, comedy sports, improv team, npr, fresh air with terry gross, blow job, faking it, parents, todd mcclintock, colton stickney, matt beans, korea

Direct download: KatelynHempstead_Export_4.8.16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

What's going on, WhatsaPodcasters! Er...WhatsaPodcast-ees? Whatever.

This week, I welcomed the lovely Todd McClintock into my lovely studio apartment to have a lovely little chat at a lovely little table with lovely little microphones. Together - we created something beautiful...we created the Greatest Podcast of All Time Ever. Period.

In the Greatest Podcast of All Time Ever. Period, we chat about life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, why audience participation is important in Improv and of course...Disney.

Please enjoy this episode...thoroughly - and check out Todd as he bounces around the LA comedy scene. He's also the voice of a cup of coffee in a Denny's webseries...I love that sentence.

TAGS: improv, comedy, podcast, funny, improv comedy, jokes, bits, riffs, snl, saturday night live, laugh, life, growing up, disney, animation, los angeles, la, hollywood, i love la, song, singing, best podcast, best podcast ever, war stories, the clubhouse, ucb, upright citizens brigade, christmas, twas the night before christmas, the night before christmas, drinks, drunk, alcohol, halloween, contrast, death, life, what happens after you die, wtf with marc maron, you made it weird with pete holmes, happy, what makes you happy, writing

Direct download: ToddMcClintock_Export_4.8.16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

David brown sits down and chats with Ryan on an all new Cheers, Stomps & Whistles.

Direct download: DavidBrown_Export_5.23.16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Hey friends - welcome to WhatsaPodcast!

This week, I got the opportunity to sit down with the wonderfully funny and talented Christian Spicer and talk about skating, stand-up, marriage and the current state of comedy! What does that mean? Who knows...listen to find out!

Lovelovelove,
Ryan

TAGS: comedy, podcast, interview, funny, christian spicer, stand up comedy, stand-up comedy, relationships, marriage, san diego, skating, skate park, rollerblade, rollerskate, texas, nerdist, pete holmes, you made it weird, marc maron, moses storm, thrilling adventure hour, im adding these tags because christian said i had to, john roiniotis, does anybody read these, question mark, following dreams, life, advice, audience

Direct download: ChristianSpicer_Export_12.31.15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Hey hey hey happy hipsters!

...sorry.

Welcome to another wild and wonderful episode of WhatsaPodcast! This week on the show, I talk to the wickedly talented, funny and entertaining Ben Wickham! Ben is an amazing guy who brought some great stories (and a delicious 6-pack) to the table.

I really hope you cool kids enjoy!

PS. If you live and/or are around the Los Angeles area on December 7th, come check out The Electric Youth Show at 10:00pm at The Clubhouse. I'll be doing some improv and some other amazing people will be doing other amazingly fun things - it'll be amazing!

Lovelovelove,
Ryan

TAGS: podcast, comedy, interview, funny, travel, cruise, cruise ships, entertaining, entertainer, funny, comedy, skills, talents, relationships, breakups, cheating, lessons, life lessons, ucb, upright citizens brigade theater, theater, theatre, acting, high school, college, school, show, showrunner, characters, character, bits, beer, weed, alcohol, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, WTF with Marc Maron, the clubhouse, conversation, friend, friends, friendship, John Roiniotis, LAughing Cross Country

Direct download: BenWickham_Export_12.31.15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

What's happening Turkey's?

This week on the podcast the very funny Stephanie Streisand stops by and chats about comedy, writing and sketch! This is an awesome conversation and I really hope you kids enjoy it!

Also, Happy Thanksgiving!
Kill, kill, kill...kill the turkey.

- Ryan

TAGS: podcast, comedy, improv, writing, sketch, snl, saturday night live, lorne michaels, interview, parents, technology, moms, dads, mahjong, majang, gambling, siblings, sister, long island, new york, new york city, harlem, tough, street smarts, twins, brothers, the simpsons, los angeles, la, hollywood, impressions, wtf with marc maron, you made it weird with pete holmes, cbs, cbs diversity program, cvs, cvs drug store, poop, poop detective, inspection, strange, weird, odd, friends, conversation, birthday, happy birthday, tgi fridays, food, the national, thanksgiving, thanksgiving song

Direct download: StephanieStreisand_Export_5.27.16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Hey guys and gals!

This week on WhatsaPodcast, I talk to the amazingly funny, talented and sweet Josh Monk! Josh is an improvisor, actor, writer and more...can you believe it?! We had a lovely little chit-chat and I really hope you enjoy it!

Also, you can check out Josh's podcast Popcorn Flicks VS. Art House Dicks on iTunes NOW and see him perform with Johnny Law every Wednesday night at the Complex in LA - do it!

Peace out, homies.
- Ryan

TAGS: podcast, comedy, improv, ucb, upright citizens brigade, theater, acting, stand-up, stand up, funny, moving, florida, universal, love, writing, script, webseries, duo, partner, johnny law, improv teams, wtf with marc maron, you made it weird with pete holmes, trader joes, cold brew coffee, coffee, harrys razors, harrys, warby parker, disruptive brands, family, life, advice, josh monk, george barber, josh simpson, espresso, chocolate, sketch, movies, movie

Direct download: JoshMonk_Export_3.2.16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Heyheyhey there party people!

Welcome to a wonderful, wild and...wacky(?) episode of WhatsaPodcast! This week I sit down and talk to the super funny and talented Thomas O’Brian - whattaguy! We talk at length about oodles of things from living in Los Angeles, working in television, bettering your life through improv and the time he was attacked by a homeless person.

Also - be sure to check out Thomas’ podcast The Improv Friend Zone and if you’re in the LA area, be sure to experience Secrets Presents the S.O.S. Comedy Show every first and third Sunday at 8:30.

Laugh long and prosper!

- Ryan

TAGS: podcast, comedy, interview, homeless, los angeles, improv, improv comedy, improvisation, stand up, stand-up, la, fight, fighting, write, writing, time management, emmy, emmy award, awards, awards show, wtf with marc maron, you made it weird with pete holmes, the clubhouse, secrets, secrets improv, the improv friend zone, improv friend zone, nike, just do it, funny, time management, weather, cold, time change, daylight savings time, siri, comedy

Direct download: ThomasOBrien_Export_3.2.16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

What’s happening fun friends!

This week on the podcast is the wonderfully funny and hilarious Colton Stickney…you’re welcome! Colton and I talk about oodles of things from comedy (he's part of a wonderful team called War Stories), to childhood, to brother-hood…brotherhood? What?

...um...

…and everything in-between! Please enjoy, share this podcast with your friends, subscribe, hug strangers and slow clap smiles all over your face!

- Ryan

TAGS: podcast, comedy, interview, funny, conan, conan obrien, comedian, war stories, ucb, upright citizens brigade theater, improv, improv comedy, stand up, family, brothers, twins, halloween, horror, ghosts, demons, scary, learn, education, thinking, slow claps, scene, riff, bits, snl, saturday night live, lorne michaels, wtf with marc maron, you made it weird with pete holmes, music, arizona

Direct download: ColtonStickney_Export_12.31.15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

How's it hanging? A little to the left you say? How fantastic!

For this episode of WhatsaPodcast, I sat down with the very funny and very talented Ify Nwadiwe - what a cool name right?! Ify and I chatted at length about comedy, stand up vs Improv and of course...dad stuff!

I love the conversations that take me by surprise and this was definitely one of them. I really hope you crazy kids enjoy! Remember to rate/review and subscribe.

Reese Peace! What?

- Ryan

TAGS: podcast, interview, comedy, improv, ucb, Ify Nwadiwe, upright citizens brigade, commercial, tv, television, actor, audition, auditioning, dad, father, issues, dad issues, dad problems, family, relationships, Nigeria, immigrant, coming to america, funny, laugh, conversation, wtf with marc maron, you made it weird with pete holmes, ambitions, ambition, writing, writer,sane, los angeles, la, city, city life, hollywood, entertainment, business, smart, halloween, holidays, ghost, ghosts, scary, creepy, story

Direct download: IfyNwadiwe_Export_11.15.15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT