Cheers, Stomps & Whistles

This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Ryan welcomes Rian Kountz. Ryan and Rian chat about the importance of food in relationships, the meaning of home, comedy, creativity, theater management and spending time with the people you love most. Rian is also a mainstay in the LA comedy community and does a lot of work with the Clubhouse Theater in Hollywood. You can see him perform at the shows Train Caboose and Coconut Club.

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This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, the very talented Greg Smith stops by to chat about growing up in Michigan, being raised in a creative household, falling in love with music and finding ways to merge it with comedy. We also talk about the realities of social/separation anxiety and anger management at a young age and how “midwestern shame” plays a role in his day-to-day life. What a treat…be vulnerable, open yourself up and enjoy this wonderful and insightful conversation.

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Comedian Kale Hills stops by the podcast and chats with Ryan about the influence of religion on his life, being too nice for your own good, the pressures of being a creative person in a large city and how the divorce of his parents affected him and his family. You can also see Kale perform on Harold Night at UCB Franklin and in Sun Valley at UCB Sunset.

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This week, Haley Hepworth stops by the podcast to chat about growing up in Idaho in a sheltered environment, finding her community in comedy and the performing arts in New York and the importance of uprooting yourself every once in a while and taking controlled risks. If this episode could be summarized in a nutshell, it's about coming to terms with your dreams and aspirations and realizing that they're are worth pursuing. What a wonderful thing! Please enjoy!

Haley is an amazing improvisor / actor - you can see her perform currently at UCB in Los Angeles. Get your tickets now!

Sun Valley - June 29th
Haley Hepworth is Missing - June 30th

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Sydney Steinberg stops by the podcast to chat about growing up in a tumultuous household, overcoming self-doubt and finding comfort in comedy and performing.

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If you’re interested in hearing two twenty-something year old dudes talk about how to remove aphids from plants, then this is the podcast for you!

Noah Langer chats with Ryan about the desire to find a community and make friends in a large city, growing up on the East Coast and attending college in Maryland where he fell in love with performing. Noah and Ryan also spend far too much time sharing gardening tips. Enjoy!

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Sometimes you just need to let all of the sads rush out of you!

This week on Cheers, Stomps & Whistles, Erin Michele Gabbard stops by to talk about being an emotional person, falling in love with comedy at a young age and what is was/is like being the “black sheep” of her family.

You can also hear Erin co-host the terrific podcast ComicsReadingComics on the Bound Network. Check it out now on iTunes.

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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.

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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

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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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