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August 22, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 116-The Adirondack Brewery

Back again, with another fantastic brewery!  In fact, it is my absolute favorite brewery to visit.  Nestled right in the scenic village of Lake George, it's the Adirondack Brewery.  I sit with John Carr, owner of the brewery, and talk all things craft beer, production, the Adirondacks, and Moose Whiz.  This was such a fun episode.  Listen to the whole episode to find out about Chicken Shit Bingo and why everyone should "Free the Moose!"  

To check out all the things Adirondack Brewery,  visit www.adkbrewery.com or follow them on instagram @adkbrewery
Please leave us a review on iTunes.  If you do, Mike Burlew will attemp to swim across Lake George.

#freethemoose #craftbeer #adkbrewery
August 15, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 115-Man Skirt Monday

Join us as we talk to the owner of Man Skirt Brewery, Joe Fisher.  Man Skirt Brewing is located in Hackettstown, NJ.  We discuss all things beer, business, and skirts with Joe .  Another very fun episode with a very passionate person.  Have a listen!

Check out all things Man Skirt at www.manskirtbrewing.com
Please follow us on twitter @VScomedy and leave us a review on iTunes.  If you do, Mike Burlew will attempt to chug an entire keg of Milwaukee's Best.  
August 1, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 114-Z Nation and Bears and Plastic Heads and Glen Tickle and Fun

Back again, with super interesting and talented guests.  First, from SyFy's hit series, Z Nation, Keith Allan joins us to discuss his career, America's zombie fascination, and answers fan questions.  Keith was hysterical, smart, and very fun to talk to.  

Check out Keith on twitter and instagram @keithallanduh
Later, fellow comedian, Glen Tickle, joins us to discuss his album release.  Please support him by purchasing his album at www.glentickle.com or on www.glentickle.bandcamp.com

We also discuss some very weird things in Burlew's apartment, soccer, and best of all, BEARS NEWS!
July 25, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 113-Haunted House Music

An old friend joins us on the cast today.  Andy Rivera joins us to talk about his pursuits in DJ'ing and the release of his latest single, "Hold My Drink."  Andy is an interesting dude, with a lot of talents.  We also discuss roller skating and his experiences in the world of the paranormal.  

Help support Andy and his endeavors by visiting www.djAndyRivera.com  Download the single dammit!

We also discuss the state of children today, Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden, and the Heroin King.

Please follow us on iTunes and twitter @VScomedy.  Most importantly, please leave a review on iTunes!
July 19, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 112-Mustache Champs and Cocaine Bears

Back again boys!!!  The guys discuss all sorts of things including Scott's encounter with a former world champion boxer, a boxer fighting a bear, and a bear known to many as the "Cocaine Bear."

We also have Keith Haubrich, aka Gandhi Jones, a  3x mustache world champ, on the show today.  Listen to his crazy stories competing in various mustache competitions all over the world.  Keith was surely a unique guest perfectly fitted for the cast.  

Follow Keith on twitter @gandhijones.

Please leave us a review on iTUnes and follow us on twitter @VScomedy.

#mustache #dali #cocainebear #icecold
July 11, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 111- Talking Bronx Tales and American Fails

We are back with a great episode. After discussions about police shootings, black lives matter, and the downward spiral of the USA, Lillo Brancato, known for his portrayal of Cologero in "A Bronx Tale", joins us on the cast tonight.  Lillo is a talented actor who has worked with the greats,including his work on a season of "The Sopranos." 

We also talk about the unfortunate events in Lillo's life including his battle with addiction, his time in prison, and his highly controversial trial.  We discuss Lillo cleaning up his life, his future projects, and of course Pluto Nash.

To follow Lillo, check out his twitter @lillobrancato  

Please leave a review on iTunes. It really helps us.  Follow us on twitter @VScomedy

#lillobrancato #abronxtale #addiction #blacklivesmatter #police #plutonash #sopranos
June 28, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 110-Gun Control, Bi-Pedal Bears, and The Juice

We are back.  I promise.  Michael Burlew and I sit down and discuss gun control, the tragedy in Orlando, bi-pedal bears, and OJ Simpson.  We also play a new game where Michael Burlew shows that he is an expert on where common sayings come from.  

Please follow us on iTunes and leave us a review.  If you do, Michael Burlew will make his own gun demonstration videos on Youtube.  Follow us on twitter @VScomedy.
June 16, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans-United Pride: A Benefit for Orlando

Tattoo artist, Aaron Is, joins me to discuss the great fundraising effort he is putting together for the victims of the Orlando shooting. Listen to this small interview and get involved in the efforts!

Donate, volunteer, participate.....you can help us make this happen!

To donate or email to join the cause!

Monday, June 20th this will span the globe and the proceeds will benefit the victims of the shooting in Orlando, Florida.
Please contact each business to find out how they will be raising money, each will have their own independent fundraiser, on Tuesday we will collect the money from each and have a final total that we will then donate to help Orlando and the victims. ADDING MORE ALL THE TIME! So far there are businesses in Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oregon, Virginia, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, New York, Lousiana, Ohio, Tennesee, Idaho, Norway, England, Sweden and Scotland. 

June 13, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 109-Man Pup Michael

Well... This episode is exactly the reason I love podcasting.  Michael Burlew has always had an obsession with dogs.  Now, he is officially a man pup.  Well, in time anyway.  On this episode, we are joined by a man from Manchester, England, who goes by the name of Kaz.  He is a man pup.  Yes.  Kaz spends much of his life acting as a dog.  This actually turned out to be a fantastic, honest and open interview.  Please congratulate Burlew on his transition to canine. 

To find out more about human pups and or talk and see Kaz, check out @Kazpup or @pupsnorth on Twitter.

Please leave a review on iTunes.  If you do, Michael Burlew will allow me to choose what breed of human pup he will be. 
Most importantly, please donate to the victims of the heinous Orlando shooting by donating to United Pride: A Benefit for Orlando.  To donate, Paypal unitedprideorlando@gmail.com.  This is a charity created by Aaron Is, tattoo artist from InkMaster, and his girlfriend Cocco.  THIS GOES DIRECTLY TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE.  
June 1, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 108-You Can’t Touch a Flame When it’s Red Hot

Life is a funny thing.  Weeks ago, we were laughing about various horrible sports anthems sung by numerous teams.  Somewhere along the line we reached out to the former captain of the 1989 Calgary Flames, Jim Peplinski, about his teams' anthem, "Red Hot".  Oddly enough, Jim was one of the only players not featured in the video. Jim gave us an awesome interview where we discussed his career, the Stanley Cup, staying healthy, fighting, and all things hockey. 

Check out Jim on Twitter @jimpeplinski24
Later,LGBT director, AJ Mattioli, once again joins us to discuss his transition and the current drama over bathroom privileges in the US.  Later, Michael Burlew lets us in on how he broke his girlfriend's door, took her to listen to bullfrogs, and out for a stroll to see horses....I know.  

Please keep subscribing and leave a review on iTunes.  if you do, Michael Burlew has volunteered to let me crosscheck him in the face.

Life is funny.  Laugh at it.
May 23, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 107-Goatman and Gootee

I don't even know how to describe this episode.  Thomas Thwaites, author of The Toaster Project, joins us in one our most ridiculous interviews to date.  Thomas decided to take a holiday from being a human by transforming himself into a goat.  From figuring out how to travel with a heard, to try on prosthetics, to figuring out how a human could digest grass, Thomas went full force into this project.  Listen to his unbelievable tale and insights on the human condition.

Be sure to read Thomas's new book, Goatman: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human.  Check out Thomas at  www.thomasthwaites.com

Later, fellow comics, Kevin Gootee, joins us to discuss his new webseries "Comics Watching Comics." Be sure to check it out on youtube now.  

We also play a round of "Dirtbag of the Week", talk about creativity and happiness.

Please keep following us on iTunes and on Twitter @VScomedy.  Leave us a review!  If you do, Michael Burlew will attempt to live as human for an entire year.

May 16, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 106-Deadliest Cast

This was a very special episode of the podcast.  From Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski, joins us to talk about his life as a captain, as a television star, and as one badass dude.   Wild Bill could not have been more down to earth and a pleasure to talk to.  Later, we talk about gross penguins, George Zimmerman, and Nazi Killers.  

Check out all things Wild Bill at www.captwildbill.com

Please keep subscribing to the cast and follow us on twitter @VScomedy.  Leave a review and tell us what you think!  If you do, Michael Burlew will give you crabs.

#deadliestcatch #captwildbill #discoverychannel #beringsea #podcast #grosspenguins #captainamerica
May 9, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 105-An Evening with Demented Brewing

We are back an on location with our good friends from Demented Brewing Company.  Demented Brewing is a new brewery located in Middlesex, NJ that makes kick ass beer.  We sit down with owner, Tom Zuber, and coworker Liz Carrasquillo, and talk all things craft beer, brewing and business.  Hear how the brewery went from idea to completion.  

Go checkout Demented Brewing or visit them at www.dementedbrewing.com

Please keep subscribing on iTunes and follow us on Twitter @VScomedy.  Leave us a review!  If you do, Michael Burlew will bring you a bottle of his personal home brew from his bathtub.  

#dementedbrewing #beer #craftbeer #wulfnation #manskirt #triviarevolution #podcast
May 2, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 104-Cocktails and Comedy

Yay! We're back baby.  Today, on the show, Derrick Schommer, of Common Man Cocktails, joins us to discuss his videos, his followers, his business, and his booze.  Derrick has built up a following making unique videos where he shows people how to make awesome drinks.  

Check out Derrick at www.youtube.com/everydaydrinkers or see his great products at www.awesomedrinks.com

Later, Paul Schissler, standup comic, comes on to discuss a great new website for comic called comedywire.com.  Comedywire is a great place for comic to write jokes, network, and get recognized for their talents.  

Check it all out at www.comedywire.com

Please subscribe to us on iTunes or follow us on Twitter @Vscomedy.  Also, please leave us a review on iTunes.  If you do, Michael Burlew will be your personal bartender for an entire night.  
April 25, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 103-I’m Looking at You, You’re Looking at Me, We’re Looking at Each Other

This was fun!  We record an episode in a super fancy, super special location.  Ok, fine.  It was Convenient Truth's director, Dom Bagnato's apartment. But, we are there to talk to his fiance, Kim Boyko, about her new EP entitled "Somebody Else". Kim is a super talented singer/songwriter.  Listen as Kim plays a few songs for the podcast.  Later, we play an embarrassing version of the Newlywed game.  We had a blast.  So much so, that Scott ended up falling off his chair during an exciting story of flatulence.  

Check out Kim's new album "Somebody Else" on iTunes or visit her www.kimboyko.com

Please keep subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and Sticher and follow us on twitter @VScomedy.  If you leave us a review, Michael Burlew will put out his own 5 song ep and perform it live for you at your next family function.
#kimboyko #contruthmovie #manskirtbrewing #dementedbrewing #triviarevolution #wulfnation #podcast 
April 18, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 102-Checkmate from Larmey Lane

Hey bitches! Fresh off a trip to New Orleans, Scott is back to discuss the anomaly in his pants, hand grenades, and the craziness of the Gay Easter Parade on Bourbon Street.  As per usual, Burlew finds a new way to weird Scott out by discussing an imaginary street from his mind called Larmey Lane.  Burlew also discusses what he thought was a near death experience.

More importantly, Maurice Ashley, the first African American Grandmaster of Chess, joins us on the cast.  Maurice was extremely smart, passionate, and share some great insight to the world of chess.  It was a true please to talk to Maurice.  

To check out Maurice and all his happenings, visit www.mauriceashley.com
Please keep subscribing on iTunes and Stitcher.  Please leave us a review!  If you do, Michael Burlew will personally instruct you how to use a kitchen knife.  

#chess #grandmaster #mauriceashley #nola #gayeaster  #gaybunnies #podcast #comedy
April 12, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 101-Witchy Women

Time to start on the next 100 episodes.  We are back again with an episode full of the spiritual, the ghostly,the unknown, the spooky, the terrifying, the...Ok. I'll stop. First, Scott and Mike talk some comedy experiences, traveling to NYC, and Scott's nervous bombing laugh.  Then, Burlew's childhood friend, Martha Camejo, joins us to talk all things paganism.  She also discusses what a young Burlew was like.  I told you this was terrifying.  Afterwards, Scott calls an online psychic and receives some awful news about a blockage.  Please help clear the blockage by listening to this episode of the podcast. 

Please keep leaving us review on iTunes and following us on Twitter @VScomedy.  If you do, Michael Burlew will become as light as a feather and as stiff as a board.  

#paganism #witchcraft #nyc #comedy #psychic #vscomedy #podcast
April 5, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 100-From Number 2 to K2

Good lord! 100 of these here podcasts! And, we are back with a fun one.  First, we class it up by talking about poo stories.  Then, Adrian Hayes, a world traveler, world record holder, and overall amazing guy, joins us to talk about his life of adventure.  We have been trying to arrange a date with Adrian for over a year and in every way, it was worth the wait.  Listen as Adrian talks about climbing Everest and K2, traveling to the North and South Poles, and surviving in the desert on a camel. This guy has done pretty much everything.

Later, Director and filmmaker, AJ Mattioli, once again joins us for a good time and to tell us about his ongoing transition. We also talk about our favorite moments of the podcast, celebrity's sleeping habits, and Michael Burlew absolutely bombs a quiz about Scott.  Thank you to everyone who has listened to our podcast over the years.  Plenty more to come!
To check out Adrian and his unbelievable life, visit his website at www.adrianhayes.com

To support AJ and his films, visit www.mattioliproductions.com
Please leave us a review on iTunes and follow us on Twitter @VScomedy.  If you do, Michael Burlew will attempt to summit a dangerous mountain which will hopefully lead to his demise.
March 21, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 99-Inspector Collector

Episode 99 has arrived.  Today on the show we bring on Harley Spiller, aka Inspector Collector, to talk about his ridiculous collections, including the world's largest Chinese menu collection.  Harley turned out to be a great interview.  We also talk Connor Mcgregor, Burlew almost lighting a garage on fire, the election, play a little Trump or Hitler, and finally wrap it up with a game called Celebrity Arrests: Over/Under.   Give it a listen!

Check out Harley and his collections at www.inspectorcollector.com 

Please leave us a review on iTunes!  If you do, I promise Michael Burlew will not blow up your house.  Follow us on twitter @VScomedy
#collections #inspectorcollector #trump #hitler #connormcgregor #celebrityarrests #podcast
March 15, 2016

Verbal Shenanigans Episode 98-Hand Sharking, Live Tattooing, and Cannabis Cocktails

This episode is a hodge podge  of fun stuff.  First, we talk about podcast "haters", Scott's minister certification, and Vin Diesel selling Hand Sharks.  Then, we welcome Warren Bobrow, mixologist, chef and author of Cannabis Cocktails joins to share his interesting take on his family, life, and career.  Then, from Spike TV's Inkmaster, Tattoo Artist Cleen Rock One joins us while tattooing!  We talk tattoos, business. bulldogs, and life.  Great times!  

Check out Warren Bobrow on twitter @warrenbobrow1 or on instagram @warrenbobrow.  Visit his website @www.cocktailwhisperer.com

Check out Cleen on twitter @cleen_rock_one and at his website at www.cleenrockone.com
Please leave a review on iTunes.  if you do, Burlew will attempt to tattoo himself during our next podcast.

#warrenbobrow #mixology #cannabiscocktails #cleenrockone #inkmaster #handsharks