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What's happening, friends?!

Welcome to the wild, wonderful and wacky Silly Pancakes description! This week the show is a bit different. This week we talk to two gentlemen who I see almost every single day.

Every. Single Day.

EVERY. get it.

This week, I chat with two of my co-workers, Alex Tafet and Matt Jeans. Alex and Matt have listened to the show before and asked to come on - of course I said yes, because I crave company...also friendship!

In all seriousness - I love this episode. I wasn't expecting to have such a fun, strange, enlightening and introspective conversation, but it happened...and I'm thrilled it did!

Please enjoy this weird and wonderful episode of Silly Pancakes and don't forget to water your plants and feed your animals...



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Hi there Pancake Pals! Is that a good nickname? Goodness gracious, I'll never figure this out! Hmm...


ANYWAYS - welcome to the wild, wacky and wonderful Silly Pancakes description where all your dreams come true and everything is happy! That's right! Every. Single. Thing!

This week on the show, I had the opportunity to chat with the very nice, very amazing and very funny Alex Ungerman. Alex is an improviser from the LA (short for Los Angeles) area and he's super duper! We chat at length about family, relationships, first-time-drinking stories, high-school bands and how we were both stupid kids. It's a bucket of fun!

Did we description good? I think we descriptioned great!


TAGS: podcast, comedy, interview, comedian, improv, improviser, improvisation, love, happiness, pain, heartbreak, heartache, relationships, happiness, lessons, learning, la, hollywood, entertainment, tv, television, movies, stage, preform, performance, indie, independent, denver, colorado, trip, road, funny, debate, speech, happenstance, ucb, tournament, gorgeous, pretty, childhood, youth, nature, dumb, stupid, kid, rebellion, rebel, phases, drinking, alcohol, scare, fear, death, danger, life, sneaking, trouble, bands, music, musician, guitar, talent, school, sports


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Hey friends - it’s me, Ryan. I’m your host…how fun!

Welcome one and ALL to the very, very, very (kinda) funny Silly Pancakes description. If you’re actually reading this, then congratulations - you’ve saved a puppy!

Not really.

In fact, you have done almost nothing towards saving the lives of puppies, or even a puppy. Really, you can’t help save a single puppy?


ANYWAYS - as mentioned, this is the description of a podcast, which you are about to listen to, or have already started or have already finished. MULTIPLE OPTIONS!!!

This week on our show we have the wildly kind, funny and amazing Sheldon Price. Sheldon is a comedian from around the Los Angeles area who is also a terrific guy and an all-around nerdy person.

Sheldon and I dive into comedy stuff, family, life, happiness and video games! That’s right, we get down and nerdy with some good ol’ fashioned video game talk - it was a blasty blast from the pasty past and I hope you boogers enjoy.

Yeah - I called you all boogers - it’s adorable. Deal.


TAGS: comedy, podcast, interview, funny, silly, nerdy, games, gaming, zelda, pokemon, gameboy, nintendo, xbox, playstation, sony, microsoft, n64, improv, improvisation, ucb, theater, performing, stage, jokes, LOL, experience, moving, kiss, kissing, makeout, scene, acting, actor, books, autobiography, biography, entertainment, hollywood, la, hardships, disappointment, talent, school, family, parents, competition, fear, scary

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What’s happening Pancakers! …what a gross nickname for anything. Hmmm…we’ll work on that.

WELCOME to the wild and wonderful Silly Pancakes introduction - are you excited? Boy oh boy, I sure am!

This week on the chat show (I like calling it a chat show), I talk to the super-duper sweet, kind and funny Matt Figueira! Matt is an improvisor about town who if you get the chance, you should definitely check out! He’s G.R.E.A.T.!

Matt and I do the talky-talk dance around topics such as: growing up in Hawaii, being a scared child, parents, exploring Los Angeles, relationships, puppies and funny comedy things!

I’m very happy with this episode and I hope you are too! Get into it, love each other and make it a point to high-five a stranger at some point today. Is anybody reading this? I doubt it…

If you’re reading this, tweet me (@ryanmiddledorf) and let me know. It’d make me happy or something. Probably not. Probably. Happy!


TAGS: comedy, improv, improvisation, funny, skydive, skydiving, plane, adrenaline,  community, explore, phone, la, hollywood, entertainment, relationships, experience, vast, sprawl, city, life, ny, nyc, food, tourist, vacations, hawaii, movies, tv, television, stars, celebrities, nerd, death, life, homeless, parents, country, countryside, humble, nice, conversation, standup, ambition, jokes, terrified, fear, scared, scary, wiener, adventure, water, jobs, custodian, work, horror, writing, scripts, move, school, ucb, marriage, engagement, puppy, dogs, animals, love, break, broken, fun, funny, silly, sanity, calm, safe, easy, rules

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What’s happening kids?! Welcome to the wonderfully wild and wacky Silly Pancakes description!

yay | oh yeah | hooray | nobody reads this | sad

ANYWAYS - this week, we’ve got one goodness gracious of a show for ya! That’s right, the ridiculously funny comedy duo, Barton & Bass is here…I’m so excited. Really. These two are some of my favorite people!

Ryan Barton, Cameron-Bass Jackson and myself (also named Ryan...whoa) chat about the ups and downs of working in comedy, how they fell in love with improv, where they met, their dynamic on stage and of course, lucid dreaming.

What’d I say - a goodness gracious of a show, right? Believe me next time!

Lastly, I’d like to point out that Barton & Bass have their very own podcast coming to the WhatsaCreative Podcast Network! Starting Friday May 1st, you’ll be able to hear these two funtastic comedians on Barton & Bass Present: Happy Hour!

…it’s going to be funcredible...what a dumb word. I change my mind.


...that's better.


TAGS: comedy, improv, podcast, conversation, friends, talk, chat, funny, la, hollywood, entertainment, team, teamwork, work, snl, live, theatre, theater, barton, bass, friendship, love, dreams, lucid, dreaming, signing, signature, sad, working, shower, cry, crying, jobs, nonprofit, ryan, cameron, wtf, lol, study, studying, space, astro, astrotravel, science, expert, nerd, geek, books, drinks, happy, hour, happyhour, president, clinton, fly, flying, therapy, therapeutic, sex, nightmares, rem, sleep, scary, fear, soul, body, police, deca, marketing, social, media, creepy, comedians, training, how, to, 2015, 2016, election, parents, thinking, learning, impressions, death, life

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What's happing, friends and family and friends and family and friends and family...

...and friends and family! Hehehe - okay, it's time to stop! GROW UP, Ryan. Ugh. Okay...we're good.

Welcome to a brand spankin' new episode of the Silly Pancakes podcast...this one's a doozy...why do I constantly call episodes "doozies"?


ANYWAYS - this episode of Silly Pancakes features none other than Stephen Perlstein. Stephen is a ridiculously funny comedian/writer who has been a strong *voice for the indie improv community for quite some time in the form of the Improv Obsession Podcast. Really, check it out - you'll love it.

Stephen and I chat at length about comedy, writing, relationships, why I'm so sad and the time he kind of got into a fight at a UCB party. It's a pretty fun time!

So...with all that being said, please sit back, relax and enjoy listening to one of my favorite episodes of this show...mainly due on the fact that I got a free therapy session out of it, which, you know...that's fun.


* I should note that Stephen will turn down any type of compliment that I throw his way because he's a ridiculously humble, dude.

TAGS: comedy, funny, podcast, improv, comedian, writer, looney, toons, cartoons, writing, showrunner, relationships, parents, hollywood, la, girlfriend, friends, ucb, breakups, divorce, sad, depression, depressed, show, entertainment, help, courage, marriage, love, loss, life, learning, lessons, scripts, screenplays, work, ethic, wtf, ymiw, nerdist, earwolf, whatsacreative, happy, happiness, laugh, lol, haha, conversation, bits, jokes, parenting, fear, scary, scared, disappointments, success, amazing, smile, fun, growth

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What’s happening, friends! Welcome to the incredibly entertaining Silly Podcast intro…you’re welcome! Why would you be “welcome”? We’re off to a super-duper start...ugh!

REWIND! For those that don’t know, this is a podcast about comedians - we’ll find out about their lives, dreams, failures and successes. It’s great, it’s fun, it’s sad, it’s happy, it’s Silly Pancakes!

…what was that?

HEY! Okay, so this week on the show we have the very lovely, sweet and talented Emily Durrett! Emily is a ridiculously funny improvisor who preforms constantly! Seriously…check her out!

Emily and I talk at length about coffee, the East Coast, acting, comedy (duh), writing old Hollywood, religion and married life. Great chat! Really…great great great chat! Please enjoy!


TAGS: comedy, podcast, funny, comedian, improv, improviser, improvisation, ucb, theater, upright, citizens, brigade, music, coffee, los, feliz, los, angeles, hollywood, east, coast, florida, south, carolina, life, love, marriage, religion, lessons, school, parents, musician, writing, script, acting, actor, 1940, 1950, era, decade, beauty, relationships, skydiving, terrifying, experience, fear, plane, airplane, shows, performance, performing, stage, new, york, nyc, city, austin, texas, chicago, second, city, julia, hays, comedienne, australia, sweet, talent, talented, nice, marc, maron, pete, holmes, celeb, celebrity

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What's happening friends and family...welcome to Silly Pancakes!

As I mention in the intro to this episode, yes the name of the show was changed. No, it does not make sense as to why. Yes, you're confused. No, I really don't care a whole lot. Why? Because we're all madly in love and will get over it soon. Why? Because I smell nice and you're far too forgiving! <3

ANYWAYS - this week's guest is a doozy of a woozy of a floozy...hmm...

Mr. Josh Simpson joins me to chat about comedy, music, his dog Dre, why I (Ryan) can't get out of my own damn head and what thoughts were rushing through his own damn head when he had to pull his wiener out on the UCB stage...yup...that happened.

If you'd like to see Josh perform in Los Angeles, you are more than welcome to stumble into any improv club from Sunday through Saturday. He'll most likely be there. More specifically, you can see his show Take It From Us PR on March 26th, 2015 at UCB Sunset. Seriously...go!

TAGS: comedy, podcast, improv, improvisation, josh simpson, penis, wiener  barack obama, funny, laugh, getting out of your head, head, therapy, comedian, entertainment, performing, stage, show, ucb, upright citizens brigade, billy merritt, puppies, dogs, podcast, pancakes, advice, coaching, teaching, stand up, music, guitar, puppy love, wtf with marc maron, you made it weird with pete holmes, comedians, bp, bp oil spill, oil spill, twitter, viral, parody, parents

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Well, well, well...hello there! Welcome to a very special description of a very special bonus episode of WhatsaPodcast.

This week, I had the pleasure to speak with two lovely ladies - Jean Schwartz & Claire Gordon-Harper. Jean (writer/director/producer) and Claire (actress/producer) reached out to me and asked if they could come on the show and chat about their upcoming film The Average Girl's Guide to Suicide (aka...TAGGTS).

...of course I said yes!

After a failed suicide attempt, Sarah joins a group of suicide survivors in a hospital psychiatric unit.  Their secret group’s goal is to help each other successfully complete suicide. But an inspiring therapist and a budding romance make Sarah question, does she want to live or die?

Jean, Claire and the rest of the TAGGTS team are still in the early stages of development on this project and they'd like your help! On March 23rd, 2015, they will start a crowd-funding campaign on their website to help raise money for the film. Please donate if you can!

This is honestly one of the most amazing and insightful talks I've had in the year and a half that we've been doing the show - it's amazing and I really hope you all enjoy!

Lastly, talk to each-other and ask for help if you feel like you need it. You're not alone.


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What's going on, honey-buns!

Welcome to the award winning* WhatsaPodcast description! I'm Ryan and I'll be your guide...not through life or nothin', just through these next couple of paragraphs. Think you can handle everything after we're done?

...are you sure?

Okay - great!

This week on the podcast, I had the amazing opportunity to the wonderfully nice and funny, Gregory "Greg" Nix! Greg and I chat at length about comedy, improv, taking time for yourself and how damn weird it is to be on a podcast, because, let's be's pretty weird!

I sincerely hope you all enjoy this little convo we've cooked up and I sincerely hope you check out Greg and his team Johnny Law at their show, Johnny Law Presents: The Lockdown, every Monday night at The Clubhouse in Los Angeles. Do it!

Lastly, please remember to subscribe to the show - it helps us out and it helps you out! Also, if you like what you hear, feel free to write an itty bitty review in iTunes. It helps save goldfish from children...we all remember Finding Nemo, don't we?

Is that it? I think that's it!


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