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Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » February 3rd, 2014, 6:43 pm

K.c. Harvey Taylor and I started a new podcast where we interview Austin comedians about their craft.

Each episode is separated into a few parts. We start with an interview of the guest, then move into a set of standard questions that we ask everyone, next we play a short joke writing card game together, and finally we end by sharing some music from a local artist we think people might like.

The first 2 episodes are available now on Libsyn, or here on itunes.

Please let us know over at our facebook page if you have any feedback about the show.

Thank you, and enjoy episode one with Michael Jastroch.

and episode two with Courtney Sevener


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Re: New Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » February 17th, 2014, 11:08 am

Episode 3 w/ Lance Gilstrap is now available.

Each episode is separated into a few parts. We start with an interview of the guest, then move into a set of standard questions that we ask everyone, next we play a short joke writing card game together, and finally we end by sharing some music from a local artist we think people might like.

All the episodes are available here on Libsyn, or here on itunes.

Please let us know over at our facebook page if you have any feedback about the show.

Thank you, and enjoy.

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Re: New Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » March 3rd, 2014, 11:48 am

Episode 4 w/ Kristin Henn is now available.

Each episode is separated into a few parts. We start with an interview of the guest, then move into a set of standard questions that we ask everyone, next we play a short joke writing card game together, and finally we end by sharing some music from a local artist we think people might like.

All the episodes are available here on Libsyn, or here on itunes.

Please let us know over at our facebook page if you have any feedback about the show.

Thank you, and enjoy.

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Re: New Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » March 17th, 2014, 1:30 pm

Episode 5 w/Arthur Simone is now available.

Arthur is a co-owner and founding member of ColdTowne Theater, as well as a tremendous actor, and wonderfully gifted improviser.

Also, this week's episode features a song called "Dead Battery Box Wine" by my good friends the County Lines: http://thecountylines.bandcamp.com/

Each episode is separated into a few parts. We start with an interview of the guest, then move into a set of standard questions that we ask everyone, next we play a short joke writing card game together, and finally we end by sharing some music from a local artist we think people might like.

All the episodes are available here on Libsyn, or here on itunes.

Please let us know over at our facebook page if you have any feedback about the show.

Thank you, and enjoy.

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Re: New Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » March 31st, 2014, 10:26 am

Episode 6 w/ Chris Mckeever is now available.

Chris is a newer face in our community, and I think we had one of our best conversations yet... We talk about the UCB Theater in NY from which Chris is a graduate, and we also discuss the upcoming Nice Astronaut "Back In Townsville" sketch show he is directing.

The episode includes a commercial by Wink Planet

Aaaaand, this episode ends with our most exciting musical guest to date. The band Crying gave us permission to play one of their songs at the end of the show, and we went with the song that we had originally considered for our theme song...So, please check out more of their music here: http://wearecrying.bandcamp.com/

All the episodes are available here on Libsyn (for android), or here on itunes.

Please let us know over at our facebook page if you have any feedback about the show.

Thank you, and enjoy.


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Re: New Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » April 1st, 2014, 1:34 am

Big news y'all, it makes me sad me to say this after 12 amazing weeks. Your support has been tremendous...but...I'll be leaving Got Your Back podcast and the show is looking for a new host.

We want your feedback on some of the candidates we interviewed.

Let us know over on our Facebook page who you think should take over for me and join KC as co-host.

You can find the newest episode here on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/got-your-back/id813599155?mt=2
or here for direct download (and android): http://gybpodcast.libsyn.com/listener-feedback-requested-ep-7-got-your-back

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Re: New Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » April 7th, 2014, 11:50 am

Episode 8 w/ Mac Blake is now available.

A true renaissance man of the Austin comedy scene, Mac won the 2013 Funniest Person In Austin Competition, he's a sketch writer and performer in the hilarious Stag Comedy, he improvises regularly at ColdTowne with groups like Franco (2nd Sunday of Every Month), and also co-hosts his own podcast The Mascot Wedding Show.

This episode also featuring:
A commercial by Midnight Society
A song by Fishboy.

All the episodes are available here on Libsyn (for android), or here on itunes.

Please let us know over at our facebook page if you have any feedback about the show.

Thank you, and enjoy.

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Re: New Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby Jer » April 20th, 2014, 9:38 am

Just wanted to say that this podcast is quickly becoming an essential part of my ear canals. The Arthur Simone episode was fantastic. I feel like you could have talked to that dude for several more hours.
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Re: New Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » April 21st, 2014, 2:12 pm

Thank you so much, Jer! We appreciate the feedback.
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Re: New Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » April 21st, 2014, 2:16 pm

Episode 10 w/ Sarah Coker & Sanjay Rao is now available.

Both Sarah and Sanjay are amazingly talented performers and downright good peeps! They also happen to be recent graduates of Coldtowne. We find out what going through classes at the theater was like for them as well as what's ahead in their creative endeavors.

Featured Song Brian Chris Rodgers:
http://www.brianchrisrogers.com/
Intro Theme song "It's Cool" By JOEY AND THE FREELOADERS:
http://joeykendall.bandcamp.com/album/the-freeloaders
As always, show and class info for Coldtowne Theater can be found at
http://www.coldtownetheater.com/.

All the episodes are available here on Libsyn (for android),
or here on itunes.

Thank you for listening, and enjoy the below video of Sanjay's performance as "Doctor Death" in the opening week of Slam Team Six (improvised wrestling/comedy).

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Re: Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » May 19th, 2014, 11:23 am

In episode 11 we sat down with Maggie Maye and better got to know the stand-up comedian and actress from Harlingen, TX. Maggie shared her delightfully honest and calming thoughts on stand-up, hosting a weekly open-mic at ColdTowne, and a whole lot more with us in this episode.

Follow Maggie on Twitter at:
https://twitter.com/Maggiemayehaha

This episode features a commercial by Wink Planet:
https://www.facebook.com/winkplanet

Featured Song "Lights On The Highway" by Whiskey Folk Ramblers
http://www.whiskeyfolkramblers.com/

All the episodes are available
here on Libsyn (for android),
or here on itunes.

Thank you for listening, and enjoy the below video of this week's musical guest Whiskey Folk Ramblers' song, Lights on the highway.

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Re: Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » June 2nd, 2014, 1:04 pm

We did things up big for episode 12 of Got Your Back!

Not only did we have a wonderful conversation with the super talented and funny Erika May McNichol (The Frank Mills, Braised in Texas).

We also received permission from, hands down, the biggest and most exciting featured song to end an episode to date, "end of the line" by Hurray for the Riff Raff!

We talk with Erika about her approaches to character, improv in Austin, and Directing and playing in the Bridgeport Correctional Facility Short Form Impromptu Skit Players show (8:30pm every Saturday in June at ColdTowne).

“Bridgeport Women’s Correctional Facility Short Form Players combines competitive short-form improvisation, ladies wresting and 70’s exploitation films into a single, vulgar comedy experience.Inspired by Jack Hill’s Switchblade Sisters, cult television show Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (G.L.o.W.) and old-school roller derby, Bridgeport is female prisoners from a north Texas incarceration unit performing short-form improvisation."

More info & Tickets for The Bridgeport Correctional Facility Short Form Impromptu Skit Players available here:
http://www.coldtownetheater.com/comedy- ... ers-improv

The Frank Mills:
http://www.thefrankmills.net

Commercial by the Midnight Society:
http://midnightsociety.org/

Featured music by Huray For The Riff Raff:
http://hurrayfortheriffraff.com/

Download this and all our past episodes
on itunes: http://goo.gl/nKtdy0
or direct download & for android: http://gybpodcast.libsyn.com/

Thanks for listening, and enjoy this bonus song by Hurray for the Riff Raff, "Look Out mama"
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Re: Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » June 16th, 2014, 9:28 am

This, the 13th episode of Got Your Back, features the very talented, funny and charming Micheal Foulk!!

We talk with Micheal to find out about acting in the film "Meet Me There" (http://meetmetheremovie.com/) and about Bad Example's sketch Show run on Saturdays in June (@ The New Movement) where they are putting up a whole new show each week!! (https://www.facebook.com/BadExampleSketch, http://www.newmovementtheater.com/).

Micheal also is one of the hosts and creator of a monthly LGBT storytelling showcase at Cheer Up Charlie's entitled "Greetings, From Queer Mountain". The next one is Wednesday, June 25 at 9:00pm (https://www.facebook.com/greetingsfromQM, http://cheerupcharlies.com/)

We find out about his approach to improv and acting and also get some great recommendations on comics, music and more.

Featured song by the amazing chip tune rock band Anamanaguchi:
http://www.anamanaguchi.com/

Download this and all our past episodes
on itunes: http://goo.gl/nKtdy0
or direct download & for android: http://gybpodcast.libsyn.com/

As always, show and class info for Coldtowne Theater can be found at
http://www.coldtownetheater.com/


Please enjoy this additional song/video by Anamanaguchi
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Re: Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » June 30th, 2014, 1:43 pm

Episode 14 of Got Your Back features the amazingly talented, thoughtful, creative and funny performer/teacher Pierce Purselley!

Pierce is one half of the 2 man improv troupe Miller and Purselley.
Miller & Purselley perform every Wednesday night @ Coldtowne at 8:30pm.

He also teaches at multiple theaters around Austin,TX.

Throughout the episode we get to hear Pierce's thoughts on performance, teaching, the Austin improv scene, and expanding the art form.

Commercial by the Midnight Society:

Featured song is "Thank God Everything is OK" by Joey Kendall:

All the episodes are available
here on Libsyn (for android),
or here on itunes.

Thank you for listening, and enjoy the additional live songs in the video below by this week's musical guest (and good friend) Joey Kendall.

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Re: Austin Comedy Podcast - GOT YOUR BACK

Postby TexasImprovMassacre » July 5th, 2014, 8:55 pm

We just announced information regarding our first ever Got Your Back live show!

Thursday July 24th at 10pm @ ColdTowne Theater.

Full details can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17529

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