Cheers, Stomps & Whistles

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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This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan chats with improvisor/standup Alexa Loftus. Alexa and Ryan talk about the importance of sleep (Ryan gets none, Alexa gets enough), growing up in a small Illinois town, moving to Chicago and the fear that comes with uprooting yourself from a comfortable place and moving to a new location that you might not know anything about. It's fun, it's exciting...enjoy!

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This week, Ryan welcomes actor/improvisor Joel Spence onto Cheers, Stomps & Whistles to chat about comedy, the similarities and differences between UCB and Groundlings and how damn fast time flies (or doesn't). They also discuss family dynamics, Joel's year-long stint in London and the importance of finding your "tribe." You can see Joel perform every Saturday with his team Sentimental Lady at UCB Franklin. Also, be sure to check out his new ABC Digital series, Boondoggle - available now!

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This week Ryan sits down and chats with writer Dan Hernandez about absorbing information from talented people you surround yourself with, suppressing the "inner critic" and the importance of having someone who you can bounce creative ideas off of.

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This week, Ryan welcomes actor/writer Lauren Shippen (The Bright Sessions) onto Cheers, Stomps & Whistles to chat about her fantastic podcast, staying productive while also maintaining the ability to take breaks and stepping away from what you love. They also talk about consuming content for pleasure vs. work, having a "portfolio career" and the one time she went to a Cohered and Cambria concert dressed in Harry Potter robes...we've all been there. Finally, Ryan shares some insight into his most recent trip to Portland - a lovely city filled with nice people who wear hats.

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Welcome to Cheers, Stomps & Whistles! This week, Ryan welcomes filmmaker Paul Morgan onto the podcast. Paul and Ryan chat about the desire to be creative, finding your voice and Paul's love for a band called Diarrhea Planet - a group that Ryan has never ever heard of. They also talk at length about anxiety and depression - tough stuff. It's an intense conversation, but a very eye-opening one. Enjoy!!

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Comedian, improvisor and all-around good guy Mano Agapion stops by Cheers, Stomps & Whistles. Mano and Ryan chat about the marriage of food and relationships and the fact that laziness with the person you love can be a blessing and a curse. They also chat about Mano’s adolescence in North Carolina, being on the outside of the social sphere, bullying and finding solace in comedy - ooof...heavy stuff. You can see Mano perform at UCB Franklin every Friday night at 9:30 with his team Winslow.

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Charlie Mihelich stops by Cheers, Stomps & Whistles to chat with Ryan about the stress that comes along with running a weekly comedy show, the need to stay busy all the time and the importance of being present on stage and in life. We also talk about Charlie's first time performing stand-up, the love of crafting jokes and learning to use comedy as a defense-mechanisim. You can see Charlie host Purgatory weekly at the Clubhouse and monthly at the Inner Sanctum.

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