Cheers, Stomps & Whistles (general)

This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan talks with comedian and podcaster, Joey Bergren. Joey came on the show to chat about the struggles that come with running a comedy show, nostalgia, Kevin Smith movies and vinyl records. If you'd like to hear more from Joey, you can check out his podcast - it's called In Defense - new episodes drop every single Thursday.

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This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan chats with comedian, writer and podcaster, Stephen Perlstein. Stephen came on to chat about wedding planning, over-thinking, dealing with burnout and motivation by way of fear. If you want to hear more from Stephen, do yourself a favor and check out his network of podcasts at BoardwalkAudio.com. Enjoy!

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This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan chats with the Artistic Director of UCB Los Angeles, Beth Appel. Beth came on to talk about how comedy has shaped her life, what it's like to run a theater and the importance of unwinding (as much as possible). If you want to check out any of Beth's stuff, you can follow her on Twitter @bethappel, or check out her improv team, Cardinal Redbird at Cardinal Redbird is So LA every Tuesday night at 11pm at UCB Franklin.

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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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