Cheers, Stomps & Whistles

Ryan breaks down the good, the great and the terrible in the final Cheers, Stomps & Whistles of 2016.

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This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan welcomes improvisor/writer David Kerns. David came on to chat about his pursuit of comedy, the therapy found in creativity and being overwhelmed by existential questions. David and Ryan also talk about manual labor, vulnerability and indulging in your passions. Enjoy!

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This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan chats with John Roiniotis! This is John’s third appearance on the show - he’s a writer/comedian from Los Angeles and came on to chat about weight loss, falling into creative ruts and whether or not Aaron Sorkin’s HBO show “The Newsroom” was any good. They also talk about the sometimes polarizing LA comedy scene, compartmentalizing your life and trying to not indulge in unnecessary things. You can see John perform every other week at his show At First Sight - check it out at the Clubhouse on Saturdays at 10:00pm.

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This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan welcomes Heather Anne Campbell (The Eric Andre Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Saturday Night Live) to the show. Heather is a writer and a tremendous improvisor/sketch performer based in Los Angeles and came on to chat about her pursuit of comedy - from studying with Del Close in Chicago, to her stint at Amsterdam's Boom Chicago, to landing a job as a writer for SNL. Heather and Ryan also chat about drive, determination, being "broke broke" and the 2016 Presidential Election, because...of course. You can follow Heather on Twitter and see her perform regularly at the UCB theater in Los Angeles.

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Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States - this is something we need to talk about. In this episode of Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan chats with comedian Patrick McDonald about the implications of this surprising outcome.

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This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan welcomes actor/improvisor Mary Sasson. Mary and Ryan chat about comedy, allowing yourself to take breaks and the importance of living a balanced life. They also talk about dealing with stress, eternal optimism and how having a large number of siblings helped her through an otherwise difficult childhood. You can see Mary perform each and every week with her improv team Winslow at UCB Franklin at 9:30pm - check it out.

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This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan welcomes Nicole Villela. Nicole and Ryan chat about pest control, guilty pleasure television and what Guy Fieri would look like with combed hair and slacks - can you imagine? They also talk about nostalgic cartoons, comedy, love/loss and how you can learn about yourself through personal struggle and reflection. If you like this episode and want to hear more from Nicole, please check out Nicole's new podcast TBToonz - it's a show all about cartoons with new episodes dropping every other Thursday. Great stuff!

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This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan chats with improvisor Shane Lennon. Shane and Ryan talk about sports, school spirit and going through awkward phases as a kid. They also chat about comedy, the fear of being figured out and what brings the most joy in life. Thanks for listening!

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This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan chats with actor/improvisor Gilli Nissim. Gilli and Ryan chat about the desire to stay busy and fill time, traveling at a young age and falling in love with comedy in college.

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This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan chats with the very kind and hilarious Matt Cordova. Matt is an improvisor / actor based in Los Angeles and came on to talk about the early days of the indie improv scene, the importance of running and maintaining a solid comedy show and how beneficial it is to surround yourself with talented, like-minded people. Matt and Ryan also chat about family, sports and how having a life plan in Los Angeles is ridiculous...seriously, don't do it...thanks for listening!

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