Comedy

Verbal Shenanigans is a show that seeks out passionate people. Each week, the guys chat with guest 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.

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We are back and today we talk about freezing dead bodies.  Yes.  That is correct.  Today, we are joined by Dennis Kowalski, a director ans scientist at the Cryonics Institute.  We talk about the history of cryonics, the process, and the future of this unique science.  Dennis was really interesting, intelligent, and passionate about cryonics.  Have a listen? Are you down to freeze yourself?

We also talk Conor McGregor, a dead guy found by Mike's old workplace, and some option you have for the afterlife.  Just another week on the cast.

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January 13, 2020

#272-Aaron Fitzgerald

2020 is kicking ass.  We are joined by Redbull helicopter pilot, Aaron Fitzgerald.  Aaron was beyond fascinating.  Aaron not only flies his aircraft upside down in helicopter competitions, but films some of the most badass videos,  huge sporting events like the SuperBowl, and amazing feats of human insanity.  Aaron was hilarious, had the best stories to share, and was a real pleasure to talk to.  Check out his company, Airborne Images today!

 

We also had a blast talking about the awkwardness of childhood kissing games, Burlew dealing with hairstylists with brain trauma, and more.  Have a listen!

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What a way to start the new year.  Today, we are joined by none other than Dan "The Beast" Severn!  You may remember Dan from his early days in the insanity that was the original UFC, his years in both amateur and professional wrestling, or even his movies.  Dan was funny, open, and had endless stories to tell, making him a great interview. Hear all about Dan's career, his life, and his current projects.  Have a listen!

 

We also talk about our listeners abroad, Star Wars, and play another tournament involving dead celebrities.  Another amazing week of Verbal Shenanigans!

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December 31, 2019

#270-Happy Wu Year!

Wu Tang is for the children!  And today, we have a child of Wutang!  InTell, the son of rap legend U-god, joins us on the cast in a great interview that cover various topics.  We discuss InTell's upbringing, being shot as a young child, his growth as a musician, comic books, and his latest musical project, 2nd Generation Wu. InTell was funny, interesting, and truly passionate.  Go check out their first single, 7.O.D, today!  

We also present our annual awards , or the Verbies as we call it, for our 2019 podcasts.  Who did the guys pick as their favorites?  Have a listen!

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Merry Christmas!  We are back with our annual Chirstmas episode and today we are joined by the jolly, Heather Berman, former Rockette, now actor, dancer, and all things entertainer.  Heather was funny, entertaining, and extremely fun to talk to.  Go check her out.

 

We also talk about Scott's awful holiday drinks, Scott shopping for underwear, and play a game involving the 12 days of Christmas.  Have a listen!

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December 17, 2019

#268-Stefan Alexander

We are back with another unique week of content!  Today, we are joined by Stefan Alexander, a great musician out of NYC.  We discuss Stefan's music, his sexuality, his style, and a disease he suffers from called "Central Sensitization Syndrome".    Stefan was hilarious, open, and a lot of fun to talk to.  Go check out Stefan's latest single and look out for his new ep arriving this winter.  Have a listen!
 
We also talk about Burlew thinking he resembles Johnny Cage, Scott's Christmas tree sale, and we partake in another rendition of Bear News.  Check it out!
 
 
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Today, we are joined by fellow comic, Jeff Paul.  Jeff joins the show to discuss what it was like to be in Martin Scorcese's new film, The Irishman, and work alongside the likes Robert Deniro and Al Pacino.  Hear all about this once in a lifetime gig, how Jeff landed the gig, and what it was like to show up on set everyday.  

 

Also, we talk about Scott's challenging sleeping situation, Mike's visit to a Christmas dog parade, and more.  Have a listen!

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November 26, 2019

#266-Mariel Loveland

Hey there! We're back.  And today we are joined by Candy Hearts' and now Best Ex frontwoman, Mariel Loveland.  We discuss her early music, touring, her new music, her writing process, and what it was like to perform with Weezer.  Check out Mariel's new song, "Bad Love", today!  

 

We also talk about tech problems, Mike's half marathon, and Scott's spin experience.  Check it out!

 

 

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We are back! And today we are joined by one of our must unique and inspiring women we've had on the show.  We are joined by Tracy Edwards, a British sailor who skippered the first all female crew to sail around the globe in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.  Tracy, her crew, and their yacht, The Maiden made headlines all over the world and now have a great documentary about their journey.  Check out Tracy's interview and "Maiden" today.  She is amazing, funny, and incredible intelligent.  Check it out!

  We also talk about Dolemite, Burlew's encounter with a tiny man, and a story about an exploding toilet.

 

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We are back with this year's 2019 Halloween Spectacular!  Today, we are joined by world reknowned pumpkin carver, Jon Neill.  John has won Food Network's Halloween Wars, has made thousands of amazing pumpkins for numerous clients, and continues to create new works of art out of our favorite gourd.  Check out his work today!

 

We talk all things Halloween including Scott's experience shaving his body for his costume, learn about ghost romance books, and play a unique game involving celebrities and inademate objects.  Happy Halloween everybody!

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If you grew during Nickelodeon's golden age, you remember the faces of today's two guests, Danny Tamberelli and Lori Beth Denberg.  From Pete and Pete, to All That, to Figure It Out,  Danny and Lori are iconic faces for many kids' childhoods.  We discuss a wide array of topics ranging from childhood acting, to working on Nickelodeon, to both Danny and Lori's current projects.   Danny and Lori were hilarious, open, and really insightful.  Catch Danny and Lori on their current tour, NOSTALGIA PERSONIFIED: ALL THAT EDITION.  

We also talk buying and selling cars, play a new game called " Buyer Beware" , and hear about a interesting interaction Mike's trainer had.  Check it out!

 

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We are back with 2 guests this week!

 

First, Jason Garfield is the CEO and founder of the Moxie Games, which includes a new sport called Combat Juggling.  Yes, you heard that right.  Hear all about the creation of the league, the sport of juggling, and the future of juggling.  

 

Next, Chris Lee of the Chris Lee Band joins us to discuss music, his new album, and the origins of a name called HammyFatAss.  Check it out!

 

We also talk extreme sports, we hold our breath, and more.  Have a listen.

 

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We have a HOT one for you.  Today, we are joined by Ed Currie, owner of the Puckerbutt Pepper Company. Ed runs a ridiculously sucessful company based out of Fort Mill, South Carolina, where is well known for producing the world's hottest pepper.  Ed is a recovering addict who loves to hurt people with hot sauce.  You may recognize his hot sauce from Hot Ones, but after today you might recognize him from his kick ass interview on Verbal Shenanigans. Check it out!

 

 

We also talk about what Cartoon Mascots Mike could fight, Scott's defends comedy, and Mike describes his trip to a confederate lightshow.  Have a listen.

 

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Episode 260 is the bee's knees baby.  Today we are joined by former New Jersey Devil and St. Louis Blue, Cam Janssen!  You might remember Cam beating opponent's faces in throughout his career, however on today's cast, he was a extremely friendly, entertaining, and hilarious.  We talk Cam's career, fighting, Lou Lamoriello, Cam's radio show, and all things hockey.  Have a listen!

 

We also talk Scott's torn up ankle, performing for 90 year olds, and Burlew's experience buying a car.  

 

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Back again with episode 259!  Today, we are joined by the always hilarious, Bob Levy.  You might know Bob from The Howard Stern Show, Opie and Anthony, or from headlining shows all over the country.  Bob has not changed and is as sharp as ever.  We talk about the state of comedy,  Bob's wrestling experience, playing Woodstock, and more.  Check it out!  

 

 

We also talk Antonio Brown, Scott's awful attempt at an accent, and Mike's wife dreaming of other comics.  Check it out!

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What a great episode we have for you today.  First, we are joined by saxophonist, Jeff Dazey.  Jeff has worked with some amazing acts like Frank Turner, Leon Bridges, and is a a key member of the amazing horn section of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats!    So, as we dove into Jeff's saxophone origins, his music, playing with Leon Bridges, and how he became a Nightsweat, we were pleasantly surprised to also be joined by bassist, Joseph Pope.  We had such an amazing conversation with the guys about their writing techniques, making art, and what it's like to open for Willie Nelson and the Rolling Stones.  Truly, one of favorite interviews.  

 

We also discuss Burlew's new found love of running, Scott's trying not to bomb while giving a eulogy, and we hear another 5th grade Burlew masterpiece.  Have a listen!

 

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We are back with another really fun installment of Verbal Shenanigans .  Today, we are joined by Bobby Rush.  Bobby is a 2017 Grammy winning blues legend, a Blues Hall of Famer, a 12x Blues Music Award Winner, and a B.B. King Entertainer of the Year.  Bobby was a tremendous guest.  He was hilarious, truthful, and full of amazing experiences including work with the likes of B.B. King, Fats Domino, Howlin' Wolf, and Muddy Waters.  Bobby is 86 years young and still going strong with new concerts and music.  We even learn all about the meaning behind "Porcupine Meat". Check him out!

 

We also talk about Mike's interesting trip to a Christmas Hotel, new movies, and more.  Have a listen!  

 

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Ok, ok, ok, we are sorry for missing last week, but we are back with another great episode of Verbal Shenanigans.  Today, we are joined by Ryan Weimer, founder of the amazing foundation, Magic Wheelchair.  Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that makes epic costumes for children in wheelchairs.  The results are amazing.  From Transformer, to Star Wars, to the Batmobile, make sure to check out the foundation and some of the amazing work they have done for children with disabilities all over the world.  

 

We also talk about a radio show we used to work on, Scott blowing out his ankle, Burlew's ticklish armpits, and his battle with flies.  Have a listen!

 

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After a quick vacation, we are back with another fun episode of the podcast. Today, we are  joined by Jeffrey Gurian.  You may know Jeffrey by his wild hair and great interviewing skills on ComedyMattersTv, but Jeff is also a great comic, producer, author, and writer.  We talk about Jeff's longtime experience as a joke writer, Jeff's transition to on stage performing, dentistry, comedy, and so much more.  Jeff has worked with so many great names like Rodney Dangerfield, George Wallace, Joan Rivers, Jerry Lewis, and Andrew Dice Clay.  Make sure to check out Jeff's new book, “Healing Your Heart, By Changing Your Mind – A Spiritual and Humorous Approach To Achieving Happiness”.

 

We also talk about Scott's experience driving in a parade, watchingIron Maiden playing soccer, buying beer for Iron Maiden, and then later watching them.  Have a listen!

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We are back with Jenn Vix.  Jen is an American solo electronic-rock recording artist, songwriter, producer, and recording engineer.  We discussed Jen's recording process, her music, surviving abuse, and working with great musicians like the Beastie Boys.   Have a listen!

 

We go off the rails this week and discuss moving, spiked seltzers, Shaquille O'neal, Mike's frog visitor, and we hear another one of Mike's amazing 5th grade stories.  Have a listen!

 

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