Cheers, Stomps & Whistles

What’s better than two grown adults talking about anxiety for sixty minutes? Probably a whole lot of things!

Katelyn Hempstead returns to Cheers, Stomps & Whistles to chat about our Lord and Savior Terry Gross, becoming a workaholic, finding your footing in comedy and growing up with anxiety. It’s all here and it’s all for you!

Katelyn is also a part of the tremendous improv team Kid Scissors and hosts the Lizard People podcast, which can be found right here on the WhatsaCreative network! Do yourself a solid and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher.

Direct download: KatelynHempsteadReturns_Export_5.17.16.mp3
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Welcome to Cheers, Stomps & Whistles with Ryan Middledorf - don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!

On the show this week, we have Alexis Blair Preston. Alexis is a comedian from Los Angeles and came on to talk about: creativity, hardship, finding joy in the world and…toothpaste!

This episode also features a wonderful cameo from the two guys who came to haul my old bed frame away. Kudos to College Hunks Hauling Junk - you guys are great!

Find Alexis Online!
Vimeo - Alexis B. Preston

You can also see Alexis perform regularly with her wonderful improv team Kid Scissors at any of the below theaters:

The Clubhouse - 1607 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB Franklin - 5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
UCB Sunset - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB Inner Sanctum - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Nerdist School Stage - 7518 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Impro Theater - 1727 N Vermont Ave #211, Los Angeles, CA 90027
iO West - 6366 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Love,
Ryan

Music Provided by:
Poddington Bear

“Bwip”
“Big Poppa”
http://www.soundofpicture.com/

Artwork Created by:
Bethany Radloff
http://www.beradloff.com/

Produced by:
Ryan Middledorf, Channing Van Horn & Julie Kimmel

Direct download: AlexisBlairPreston_Export_5.10.16.mp3
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Welcome to Cheers, Stomps & Whistles with Ryan Middledorf - don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!

On the show this week, we have Naomi Villa. Naomi is a writer/improvisor from Los Angeles and came on to talk about: Jimmy Buffett, Canada, dogs and comedy. I can't believe we talked about Jimmy Buffett...what a world we live in!

Find Naomi Online!
Twitter - @naomisvilla
Instagram - @naomisvilla

You can also see Naomi perform regularly with her wonderful improv team Boss Jr. at any of the below theaters:

The Clubhouse - 1607 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB Franklin - 5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
UCB Sunset - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB Inner Sanctum - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Nerdist School Stage - 7518 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Impro Theater - 1727 N Vermont Ave #211, Los Angeles, CA 90027
iO West - 6366 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Love,
Ryan

Music Provided by:
Poddington Bear

“Bwip”
“Big Poppa”
http://www.soundofpicture.com/

Artwork Created by:
Bethany Radloff
http://www.beradloff.com/

Produced by:
Ryan Middledorf, Channing Van Horn & Julie Kimmel

Direct download: NaomiVilla_Export_4.26.16.mp3
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Welcome to Cheers, Stomps & Whistles with Ryan Middledorf - don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!

On the show this week, we have AJ Berna. AJ is a writer/comedian from Los Angeles and came on to talk about: comedy, living in Washington DC, falling in love with writing and what gets the creative juices flowing. This episode is wonderful. I hope you enjoy!

Find AJ Online!
Twitter - @ajberna
Instagram - @aj.berna
Webseries - The Dating Game

You can also see AJ perform regularly around town at the theaters listed below:

The Clubhouse - 1607 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB Inner Sanctum - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Impro Theater - 1727 N Vermont Ave #211, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Love,
Ryan

Music Provided by:
Poddington Bear

“Bwip”
“Big Poppa”
http://www.soundofpicture.com/

Artwork Created by:
Bethany Radloff
http://www.beradloff.com/

Produced by:
Ryan Middledorf, Channing Van Horn & Julie Kimmel

Direct download: AJBerna_Export_4.19.16.mp3
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Welcome to Cheers, Stomps & Whistles with Ryan Middledorf - don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!

On the show this week, we have Billy Merritt. Billy is a performer/teacher/actor from Los Angeles and came on to talk about: sandwich-making tips, growing up in Florida, finding your joy and the early days of UCB.

Also, please be sure to subscribe to Billy's new podcast, Make That Sandwich on iTunes now!

Find Billy Online!
Twitter - @BillyMerritt
Instagram - @billymerritt

You can see Billy perform regularly at UCB Franklin, UCB Sunset and the Clubhouse with the SWARM, the Smokes, Toledo Rep and many other wonderful teams!

UCB Franklin - 5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
UCB Sunset - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB Inner Sanctum - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Clubhouse - 1607 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Love,
Ryan

Music Provided by:
Poddington Bear

“Bwip”
“Big Poppa”
http://www.soundofpicture.com/

Artwork Created by:
Bethany Radloff
http://www.beradloff.com/

Produced by:
Ryan Middledorf, Channing Van Horn & Julie Kimmel

Direct download: BillyMerritt_Export_4.10.16.mp3
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Welcome to Cheers, Stomps & Whistles with Ryan Middledorf - don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!

On the show this week, we have Patrick Ehlers. Patrick is a comedian/writer from Los Angeles and came on to talk about: comedy, comic books, expanding your world view and allowing yourself to be happy with who you’ve become.

You can also listen to Patrick’s newest project - My Name is Weezer which premiered on April 1st! My Name is Weezer is an in-depth look at Weezer’s catalog - it is hosted by Patrick and Jen Kleinrock and it’s wonderful. Subscribe now on iTunes and Stitcher!

Find Patrick Online!
Twitter - @Patrick_Ehlers
Instagram - @patrick_ehlers
Retcon-Punch.com

You can also see Patrick perform regularly around town. Most shows located at the below theaters:

The Clubhouse - 1607 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB Franklin - 5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
UCB Sunset - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB Inner Sanctum - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Nerdist School Stage - 7518 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Impro Theater - 1727 N Vermont Ave #211, Los Angeles, CA 90027
iO West - 6366 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Love,
Ryan

Music Provided by:
Poddington Bear

“Bwip”
“Big Poppa”
http://www.soundofpicture.com/

Artwork Created by:
Bethany Radloff
http://www.beradloff.com/

Produced by:
Ryan Middledorf, Channing Van Horn & Julie Kimmel

Direct download: PatrickEhlers_Export_4.4.16.mp3
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Welcome to Cheers, Stomps & Whistles with Ryan Middledorf - don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!

On the show this week, we have Tanha Dil. Tanha is a stand-up/improviser from Los Angeles and came on to talk about: desperately wanting to be white, finding yourself, self-doubt and the importance of honesty.

Find Tanha Online!
Twitter - @tdil001
Instagram - @tan__solo
Short Film - Clickbait

You can also see Tanha perform around Los Angeles - select shows located at:

The Clubhouse - 1607 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB Franklin - 5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
UCB Sunset - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB Inner Sanctum - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Nerdist School Stage - 7518 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Impro Theater - 1727 N Vermont Ave #211, Los Angeles, CA 90027
iO West - 6366 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Love,
Ryan

Music Provided by:
Poddington Bear

“Bwip”
“Big Poppa”
http://www.soundofpicture.com/

Artwork Created by:
Bethany Radloff
http://www.beradloff.com/

Produced by:
Ryan Middledorf, Channing Van Horn & Julie Kimmel

Direct download: TanhaDil_Export_3.27.16.mp3
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Welcome to Cheers, Stomps & Whistles with Ryan Middledorf - don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!

On the show this week, we have Greg Hollander. Greg is an improvisor/professional editor from Los Angeles and came on to talk about: growing up in a family with differing viewpoints, moving to a large city, coming to terms with who you are and miracles. This is a terrific conversation - I sincerely hope you enjoy!

Find Greg Online!
Twitter - @GregHollander
Instagram - @tasty.greggnog
Facebook - ZamboniGrenade
YouTube - ZamboniGrenade

You can also see Greg’s work in the upcoming Lonely Island film, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping - in theaters June 3rd. Watch the trailer here.

Love,
Ryan

Music Provided by:
Poddington Bear

“Bwip”
“Big Poppa”
http://www.soundofpicture.com/

Artwork Created by:
Bethany Radloff
http://www.beradloff.com/

Produced by:
Ryan Middledorf, Channing Van Horn & Julie Kimmel

Direct download: GregHollander_Export_3.21.16.mp3
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Welcome to Cheers, Stomps & Whistles with Ryan Middledorf - don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!

On the show this week, we have Matt Rath. Matt is an incredibly talented improvisor, stand-up and writer from Los Angeles and came on to talk about: following your dreams, moving to somewhere new, relationships, listening habits and falling in love with what you do. This is a great chat, Matt is a great guy, I hope you enjoy!

Find Matt Online!
Twitter - @mattrathcomedy
Website - mattrathcomedy.tumblr.com

You can also see Matt perform every first and third Wednesday with his team Boss Jr. at their show, Boss Jr. Presents located at:

The Clubhouse - 1607 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Love,
Ryan

Music Provided by:
Poddington Bear

“Bwip”
“Big Poppa”
http://www.soundofpicture.com/

Artwork Created by:
Bethany Radloff
http://www.beradloff.com/

Produced by:
Ryan Middledorf, Channing Van Horn & Julie Kimmel

Direct download: MattRath_Export_3.14.16.mp3
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Welcome to Cheers, Stomps & Whistles with Ryan Middledorf - don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher!

On the show this week, we have Mark Mitchell. Mark is an improvisor/writer from Los Angeles and came on to talk about coming to terms with who you are, growing up in a large family, falling in love with comedy and his new mantra from 2016: “fuck it!”

You can also see Mark perform regularly around the Los Angeles comedy scene with his teams Solid Gold Forever and The Up and Up. Shows located at:

The Clubhouse - 1607 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB Franklin - 5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
UCB Sunset - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB Inner Sanctum - 5419 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Love,
Ryan

Music Provided by:
Poddington Bear

“Bwip”
“Big Poppa”
http://www.soundofpicture.com/

Artwork Created by:
Bethany Radloff
http://www.beradloff.com/

Produced by:
Ryan Middledorf, Channing Van Horn & Julie Kimmel

Direct download: MarkMitchell_Export_3.8.16.mp3
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