Comedy Interviews

Verbal Shenanigans is a show that seeks out passionate people. Each week, the guys chat with guests from all walks of life, from artists to athletes, chefs to a hippo attack survivors. Join Scott,and cohost, Mike, for comical banter, funny games, and amazing guests. Life is funny. Laugh at it.

Episodes

June 13, 2022

#404-Zane Lamprey 2.0

It's been a few years since we checked in with Zane Lamprey, but, today he returns to the podcast.  The well known tv host, drink connoisseur, and now stand up comedian joins us to talk about his tour, his full time commitment to stand up, and life on the road.  Make sure to check out his classic shows, 3 Sheets, Drinking Made Easy, and Chugg before catching his live act at a brewery near you. Also, go see Scott open for Zane this Friday, June 17th, at Bolero Snort Brewing.

 

We also chat about Mike's estranged relationship with Madonna, Scott's German wedding experience, and more! Have a listen!

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We’ve had boxers, mma stars, wrestlers, now Verbal Shenanigans gives you the next level in fighting….pillow fighters. CEO of the Pillow Fight Championship Steve Williams talks to us about the initial designs of the league, the work on figuring out the pillows, and the excitement building from the league. Check out their events on Fite.tv and learn more on our show

 

We also talk about Mike's fruit fly experience, a desperate search for shoes, and we take some time to modify sports for the better.  Have a listen!

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May 23, 2022

#402-Linden Porco

We're back!  Today, we are joined by Linden Porco.  Linden is a Canadian dwarf actor who has starred in movies like Little Big Man, The Leprechaun Returns,  and Cult of Chucky.  Linden gives us great insight into his career, breaking the mold of dwarf actors, and dealing with cartilage hair hypoplasia.  Linden was a gret guest, with a great sense of humor.  Check it out!

 

We are also joined by a home inspector by the name of Johnny "Moisture" Robbins, we talk about attempting to sell a home, and hear all about some failed mascots.  Have a listen!

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You may have recently seen outrageous, outlandish clips of the Savannah Bananas making baseball fun and unique all over the country.  The Bananas do it all: flaming bats, pitchers on stilts, to choregraphed dance breaks.  Today, we sit down with Kyle Luigs, pitcher and long time Banana, and chat about all things Banana baseball.  From unique rules, to competition, to the creative process of making baseball the ultimate fan experience, we cover it all with Kyle.  Check out this interview with Kyle, then swing on over to a Bananas game today.

 

 

We also have an "Inconvenience Draft", chat about Scott almost losing the hood of his car, and oh yea, Mike had a knife pulled on him.  Just another week of Verbal Shenanigans.  Check it out!

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Oh man.  400 episodes in.  And today, is special.  They say, never meet your idols.  Well, for the second time on this show, we prove that theory wrong.  Once again, the founder of Dogfish Head brewery, Sam Calagione, joins us for a fantastic interview along with Co-founder and head of Patagonia Provisions, Birgit Cameron.  These two heads of two amazing companies join us to not only celebrate episode 400, but to celebrate Earth month, and the release of their new environmentally conscious collaboration beer, Kernza Pils.  We had an amazing discussion about making sustainable products, running huge, unique companies, and balancing family life.  Go have a Kernza Pils and enjoy this special episode of the podcast.

 

This episode is long, but it is a celebration of 8 years of hard work, luck, and good conversations.  We celebrate that in this episode with some flashbacks to our favorite, and craziest, guests.  Have a listen!

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April 25, 2022

#399-Kaz Grala

 Coming to our podcast Pit row is driver of #50 The Money Team Pit Viper Chevy, Kaz Grala. Only 23 years old and racing for close to two decades, we chat with this busy driver about the every day life of a NASCAR driver. We go into detail about his victories, the work done to build a racing team two weeks, and what’s it like driving for Floyd Mayweather. Root for Kaz at Dover at the Xfinity race in the #48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevy after you listen to our conversation with him.

 

We alo talk about another Burlew visit to Buc-ees, meeting new family, and rainy day race experience.  Have a listen!

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April 18, 2022

#398- Long Live King Kobe

On December 23, 2020, twenty-one-year-old Tyler Kobe Nichols was randomly murdered in a knife attack after getting a haircut just blocks away from his family’s Brooklyn home.   This senseless murder changed Tyler's family forever.  Today, we are joined by Tyler's mother, Sherma Chambers, his cousin, Kareem Eusebe, and photographer, Spencer Ostrander.  Together, they have documented the void left in Tyler's family, the healing process, and the start of The Long Live King Kobe Foundation.  We dive deep into their story and purpose, and many aspects of creating this new, powerful book.  Coming out on May 10th, Long Live King Kobe is a must read for everyone.  The power of healing is something special, and Sherma, Kareem, and Spencer have certainly provided a great example of just that.  

 

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April 11, 2022

#397-Lyrics Born

Back today with a veteran in the hip hop community, Lyrics Born.  Born in Tokyo and then growing up in the bay area, Lyrics brings fresh perspective into his music and outlook on life, the industry, and his career.  For close to 30 years, Lyrics has worked with just about everyone.  We discuss everything from Lyrcis' early years, life during Covid, standing out as an Asian artist, and his new album Mobile Homies: Season1.    Have a listen!

 

We also dive into the terrible life of a conartist comedian we know, code named, Mark Smith.  You might not believe what you hear!

 

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April 5, 2022

#396-Chef Dennis Littley

We are back with another savory episode of Verbal Shenanigans.  Today, we are joined by Chef Dennis Littley.  Dennis worked his way through the culinary world to eventually building a large following for his at home cooking tutorials, his wealth of recipes, and his unique perspective on food.  We learn about Dennis's journey, his influneces, and the reason for his true love of cooking.  Hungry?  Go check out Dennis's work!

 

After Burlew fires shots at a loyal listener, we discuss Will Smith, the Oscar's goodie bags, and play a game where we figure out celebrity slap origins.  Have a listen!

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March 28, 2022

#395-Wade Earp

Our guest knows how to ride a bull, while our hosts are generally full of bull. This week the guys chat with International Gay Rodeo Association Hall of Famer Wade Earp. We find out what’s it like being a cowboy and a descendant of Wyatt Earp, how dancing led to his rodeo career, being featured in the documentary Queens and Cowboys, and the reactions traveling in the gay rodeo.

 

We also talk about the time we tried to sponsor a NASCAR, guests canceling on us, and we discuss all of the animals you can go out and ride.  Have a listen!

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March 21, 2022

#394-Jason Alisharan

Submitted for the approval of the Shenanigaverse, I call this episode : The Tail of the endless Podcast. We welcome you all back this week with an interview with Jason Alisharan, AKA Frank from Are You Afraid of the Dark. We get the low down on how Jason joined the Midnight Society, his choice to leave acting, and his work now producing, writing, and creating JA Films.

 

We also talk about the Book of Boba Fett, Batman, and play a ridiculous game of Would You Rather, with questions to see if Mike can become Scott's best friend.  Have a listen!

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March 14, 2022

#393-Anastasia Pagonis

As the Winter Paralympics come to the end, we chat with an amazing Summer Games . Swimmer, Anastasia Pagonis, comes on our show to discuss her life story. We learn about her dealing with loss of vision at a young age, her training in the pool, using her social media to teach people about her condition, and winning gold in Tokyo. Anastasia loves life, her family, and her buddy Radar.   It was a great interview. Listen to the whole thing (including a possible challenge in the future)

 

We also talk about baby fights, weirdos in the gym, and Mike reads podcast erotic fan fiction.  Have a listen!

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Fresh off the set of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, we are joined one of The Roots' members, Stro Elliot.  Stro is a renowned musician, producer, and performer.  He has performed with the likes of artists such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Beastie Boys, and Run DMC.  You can  also catch Stro every night playing along side The Roots.  Make sure to check out Stro's latest album, Black and Loud, where he reimagines classic songs by James Brown.  Stro was great guest.  He is  an extremely cerebral, intelligent, and humble talent. 

 

We also talk about Ukraine,  a failed contest, hear a crazy story from comedian Joe Conte, and learn about the time Mike choked.  Have a listen!

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March 1, 2022

#391-Deborah Driggs

We are back with former actress, model, and Playboy playmate, Deborah Driggs.  We chat with Deborah about her life as a model, her quick success, posing in Playboy, and the challenging of reinventing herself later in life.  Deborah was funny, laid back, and full of great stories.

 

 

We also discuss Mike's latest Disney escapades, building a droid, and relive a story about perfoming live at a male revue on Superbowl Sunday.

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February 14, 2022

#390-Travis Rosbach

We are joined by the creator of Hydroflask, Travis Rosbach.  Travis has lived a really unique life where he has spent time as a boat captain, a commercial airline pilot, and an entrepeneur.   Prior to his sale of the company, Hydroflask  went on to become the number one water bottle in the world. Travis now advises, consults, and provides sourcing fo vairous industries and individuals with The Tumalo Group.  Travis was a great interview.  He provides lots of funny stories, business insight, and just an overall great conversation.  Check it out!

 

We also talk about how much we'd sell the podcast for, a man washing his ass after a comedy show, and we delve into some Verbal Shenanigans relationship advice.  Have a listen!

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February 5, 2022

#389-Lawrence Gowan, Styx

As the years have gone by, we continue to talk to musicians that we never thought we'd get a chance to talk to.  Today is one of those days.  We are joined by leadsinger and keyboardist of Styx, Lawrence Gowan.  Gowan has been with the band for over 20 years and continues to entertain Styx's loyal fanbase on the regular.  We chat about everything from what is what like join such an established band, the band's legacy, maintaining the ability to be a front man, and even his role in a movie called Wolfcop.  Yes, Wolfcop.  Lawrence really was a great guest, with lot of insight into the music industry, a great sense of humor,and lots of great stories.  Go check out Styx on tour today!

 

We also talk about the Washington Comanders, the Brian Flores situation, and Mike reveals some new origin stories for some famous bad guys.  Have a listen!

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Back today with another fantastic musician to chop it up with.  Today, we are joined by Kevin Whelan of the very popular New Jersey band, The Wrens, and now frontman of the newly formed Aeon Station.  Kevin has waited over over a decade to release these wrens recordings and now we finally have them, along with new releases, under the name Aeon Station.  Kevin was a really sweet, funny, and instrospective interview.  Make sure to check out his new album, Observatory, today!

 

We also review our year, and choose some of favorite interviews from 2021.  We hand out our annual "Verbies" as we reflect on some our best, worst, and unique interview of the year.  Have a listen!

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We are back with another really fun episodeof the podcast.  First, we are joined by guitarist and vocalist of long time indie rock band, We Are Scientists.  It's been nearly 20 years since the band's formation. and they continue to push forward with brand new music on their great new album, "Huffy".  We chat with Keith about the longevity of the band, the new album, how time was spent during the pandemic, and even give him a quiz to test his science knowledge.  Keith is a funny, talented, and laid back guy.  Make sure to go check out their new album today!

We also talk about Scott's heating and plumbing nightmare, and then play a new game in which Mike must pick a "kink' that he could see himself getting into.  Another really fun week on the show, Have a listen!

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January 17, 2022

#386-Mackenzie Grant

We have returned to entertain you and so has our guest. Musician MacKenzie Grant joins us as she just announced her return to music after a 15-year break with the upcoming release of her sophomore album Wonder World via BlackBird Record Label. The album was inspired by her time spent over the past decade working as a school counselor in a high-poverty and high-trauma preschool. MacKenzie tells us her original journey in music, her break and coming back, and music life with a family.

 

We also talk about us cursing celebrities, Spider Man, and hear all about Mike's previous life of being asked to swing, to marry someone for a green card, and possbile entry into the adult film industry.  Oh yes, have a listen.

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January 6, 2022

#385-Nathan Gray

Happy New Year everybody.  Today, we start the year off with a great interview with Nathan Gray, lead singer of the post hardcore/ punk band, BoySetsFire.  Today, Nathan is off and running with his new solo project, with his band The Iron Roses and their new album, Rebel Songs.  We had a great discussion about Nathan's roots, coping with his childhood of sexual abuse, and his creative process.  A truly great start to the new year. 

 

We also talk about creating an awful search engine, the passing of Betty White and John Madden, and we play a great game where Scott must guess the value of celebrity's Cameo's.

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