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BlackStage: Kirzia Steele – Dictators, Money, and Living All Over LA)

The hilarious Kirzia Steele drops by the Blackstage podcast, and shit gets ridiculous. We talk about dictators, what we should invest our money in, and whether or not money is even real. We also dig into Kirzia’s LA origin story, how many places she’s lived in LA, her recent trip all over Asia, and what’s…

BlackStage: Bradlys & Greg – Anthony Joshua, Jay & Bey, and Fashion

Brad is back in the studio, and the duo is reunited! We talk about non-meat burgers, Anthony Joshua, Beyonce and Jay-Z, fashion, and therapy. Funny episode with the guys finally back together, catching up on current events. Check it out, and like, share, and subscribe! Follow Us! Greg Edwards Twitter: @gregthegrouch Instagram: @gregcomedy GregComedy.com Bradlys…

BlackStage: Yusef Roach – Oregon Dreams, Travel Writer, and Quitting Comedy

The hilarious Yusef Roach stops by the Blackstage studio! We talk about growing up in the Virgin Islands, his dream of marrying rich and living in Bend, Oregon, and quitting comedy altogether. We had a good time talking comedy and the frustrations that come with it. Follow Yusef @yusefroach, and if you would like to…

BlackStage: Kevin Avery – Katt Williams, R&B Groups, and Writing Jobs

Two-time Emmy award winner, head writer of the wildly popular “New Negroes” on Comedy Central, good friend, and hilarious comedian Kevin Avery stops by the studio. He drops a hilarious Katt Williams story, talks about his old R&B group, shares tips on getting a writing job, and so much more. Make sure you follow Kevin…

7 Things You Can Learn From Dave Foley Of Kids In The Hall

This is a guest post from Connected Comedian David Gavri, a Chicago comic and comedy writer who also publishes interviews with comedians on his Gonzo Fame website. If you’d like to contribute a guest post to Connected Comedy, please email me. A founding member of the comedy troupe Kids In The Hall, Dave Foley has had a long and successful career as a standup comedian, actor, and writer. He recently appeared at a Q&A held at Second City in Chicago where he was interviewed by Katie Rich and shared the following advice for comedians about the challenges of writing and creating comedy. 1. Sometimes The Best Ideas Come When You’re NOT Writing When it came to writing sketches with Kids In The Hall, Foley explained that typically the group’s most successful ideas came when they weren’t actually trying to write at all, but rather when they were just hanging out together. “The best ideas come when you’re NOT writing,” he said. “We spent an awful lot of time watching MTV videos and saying stu..

4 Things You Can Learn From Social Media “Stars”

I recently had the chance to work with some of the most talented (and popular) social media creators in the world and I want to share with you what I learned. But first, a little backstory. In my “day job” as the head of digital media for The Academy, I had the opportunity to put together a pretty unique stunt called the Oscars Creators as part of this year’s social campaign for the show. It was an initiative through which we invited seven talented social media artists from different platforms including Vine, Instagram, and Tumblr to come to Hollywood and share their perspective on all the Oscars activity. It turned out to be a great program, and you can see some of the highlights here: But it also gave me an opportunity to learn from these talented creators, see how they work, how they’ve built massive followings on social media, and learn how they created opportunities for themselves. While the Creators weren’t comedians (though some of their work is comedic) and each had differe..

Episode 65: The Adventures of Steven

Comedian Steven Briggs joins the #dopedealers to discuss his “sketch” success and how he became a comedian. Steven also tells the story of throwing up in his first audition and why he refuses to

BlackStage: OJ Patterson – O.J. Simpson, Old Black Comedians, and the Comedy Game

Retired comedian turned comedy writer OJ Patterson drops by the studio to talk comedy from the inside out. We start off talking shit about the 90s, O.J. Simpson, old black comedians, and the Wayans. Then, we interview O.J. on where comedy is now and where it’s going. Great episode! Please follow OJ Patterson and his…

Blackstage Podcast: Bradlys & Greg – Streaming, Ego in Comedy, and College

Just the fellas on this one. Bradlys and Greg get into a deep conversation on comedy: killing, egos, showing up the headliner, and working on yourself to find your own voice as a comic. We also talk college and red-light districts. Hilarious episode, as always. Check it out. Follow Us! Greg Edwards: Twitter: @gregthegrouch Instagram: [...]

Blackstage Podcast: Bradlys & Greg – Mexico, Tiger, and Feeling Good

The fellas are back after Greg went on vacation. They talk about Mexico, Tiger Woods, R. Kelly, Martin Lawrence, comedy, and so much more. Good episode, check it out! Follow Us! Greg Edwards: Twitter: @gregthegrouch Instagram: @gregcomedy GregComedy.com Bradlys Philoctete Facebook: Bradlys Philoctete Instagram: @classicbradlys Twitter: @BradlysComedy Be sure to visit the WiseCrack homepage, http://www.wisecrack.co/