Born December 28 1993, I am a self obsessed unitentional/ natural eccentric who is self aware enough to self deprecate but never change , somehow very love-able. I sang in high school( decent tenor ), I did improv comedy for 6 years and have been doing stand up since July 18 2015
Ken Krantz has been funny his whole life. He had to be to get any attention growing up the youngest of eight kids in a real-life Brady Bunch situation. He started doing stand up in 2009 and quickly became a fixture on the Tri-State comedy scene, where he gained a reputation as a no holds barred joke writer. His laid back style combines self-deprecating humor, his views on fatherhood, and his take on pop culture and current events. Ken has performed at all of the major clubs in the Tri-State area, including Gotham, The Stand, Stress Factory, and The Comedy Cellar. He can be seen every month on his own show, Underground Comedy, at Gotham comedy club and has been featured on Rawdog Comedy on Sirius XM Radio. He released his debut stand up album, No Punchline Required, in 2016, and is the co-host of the podcast Why Bother? With Ritu and Ken. He has been seen on The Anthony Cumia Show, and jokes he’s written have appeared on Comedy Central and NBC. He has also performed for the New York Comedy Festival.
It’s the third Daniel Caprio episode . He is the most popular guest of the podcast , he has his album recording at the Brighton Bar called “Otterly Ridiculous “ on May 20th. He wasn’t able to make my roast last year so he’s in charge of hosting the 2nd ( date to be announced later ). Plus he’s still working on his book a gangster- thriller . This Sunday we are facing each other at a roast battle show produced by Comedy Fight Club at the Wawa Social club in north Bergen
Suzanne is part of the original group of comics I’ve met early on. She also works in radio, we talk about classic sitcoms , clean comedy , music . She put up with the technical difficulties which I’m always grateful for .
New Jersey is known for a lot of things both good and bad. Jersey Shore. Atlantic City. Bruce Springsteen. Bon Jovi. Thomas Edison. Whitney Houston. Hot dog eating contests. It’s about to become famous for one more thing. Comedian Dr. Max Sheppard.
In some ways, this Hungarian American (she is a legal resident of both countries) might seem like a New Jersey cliche. She is Jewish. Never married, single mother. But if you take a deep dive into her personality you will see that she is much more than that. She is intelligent. Clever. Thoughtful. Determined. And as she will tell you herself, she has done her hard living on the inside.
Max started her comedy career two and a half years ago. That’s not a lot of time by comedy standards, but this lady doesn’t take anything lightly. She has a doctorate degree. In her other life, she is an educator close to retirement. She applies the same approach to comedy as she does her life… she gives it all that she’s got. She has performed at top clubs in New York, New Jersey and Montreal. She trained with the famed Upright Citizen’s Brigade. She participated in the 24hr Slam Video Contest and appeared on an episode of the web-series, “Bruber”.. She was accepted into the Meadowlands Comedy Festival. She is starting to make a name for herself.
Even though Max seems to connect well with the women in the audience, she is by no means a stereotypical female comedian. Sure she may touch on certain subjects that women relate to… being a Jewish mother (or Shmother, if you will), breastfeeding, being raised by her own delirious and eccentric mother, etc, because she IS a woman, after all. But she also talks about lofty subjects such as physics. She talks about travel. She isn’t trying to be one of the boys, or snarkily rip on the opposite sex. She tells stories of her life. She makes honest, personal observations that resonate with human beings from all walks of life. She isn’t a cartoon. Far from it. She is a 3D rendering of a life well lived. She is visceral and she is real. She is a soft-spoken force to be reckoned with.
When it comes down to it, all Max wants to do is make people laugh. The laughter brings her to life and fuels her fire. She finally found the piece that has been missing from her life, and that piece is standing on a stage, in front of a microphone, baring her soul for all to see. She has a lifetime of stories to tell. And she has just started to tell them.
Dylan Trimboli, you can find him on social media , Instagram as under_construction_comedy . Dylan is a great, really cool person and comedian. He has many interests that we get into and it’s a really good conversation .
The 26th guest on the podcast is Kurt Ryan . Kurt is a comedian from Maryland , he has autism, I’m on the spectrum too . He’s known for making his own memes on Facebook . We had a fantastic conversation
Eleazar Guzman is a very driven and ambitious person, he’s a comic who has been very influential and inspiring . We talk about his early creative endeavors and his journey into comedy. He’s a great guy and this was a great conversation .
Liam Wolfe is the co- host of the Foul Housemates podcast. We talk a lot about comedy , a lot about politics as we are both progressives . This is a fantastic episode that didn’t have any technical difficulties shockingly . Liam is awesome . Please check out the Foul Housemates podcast , I was on episode 10.
The 21st guest of the podcast , 4th of season 4 , Jay Rashid joins the podcast today . He’s a musician and comedian . He is in a drummer in a punk band called Kill The Engine , their album is on Spotify called License and Registration.
Joe McAndrew is an awesome comedian , artist and he was a successful metal guitarist . We get into his start in comedy , meeting each other . Check him out on Instagram at JoeMcShutupp . You can get flyer artwork done by him as well , @joemcart on Instagram .
Sean McDonough joins the podcast for the first episode of season 4. We do have a few audio issues but mostly our conversation went super well. Sean is super affable and an amazing comic . Sean has album on Spotify called Van Comic .
Daniel Caprio is back for a second time , his episode is the most listened to . YouTube : Daniel Caprio. Instagram : @DanielCaprio , Twitter @Daniel_Caprio email : DCaprio24@gmail.com Facebook : Daniel Caprio: A Comedian . Co host of the Foul Housemates podcast . He also has is available as an MC and host. He has run shows and open mics , guest hosted.
This was an absolutely fantastic conservation with Kyle Colorado, Kyle is 3 years into stand up , he has a background in high school theatre, Local improv like myself. We geek out on everything comedy from Kyle Kinane to the insecurities we share about becoming comedians. This was magnificent and I really implore you to listen to this . As well as check out Kyle’s podcast Review In Progress .
Season 3 episode 9 is with Angelo Gingerelli , Angelo is an amazing host at the Brighton bar open mic in long branch and he has a had a lot of experience as a host. Angelo is a great comic too. Check him out on social media as Mr. 5th round.
Season 3: episode 7 is my interview with Matt Nascimento, he’s been improving so much , he’s really developed into stand up well. We talk about comedy and his experience in theatre in high school. This is fantastic .
Season 3 episode 4 I got to talk to Eric Hollerbach. Eric is a comedian with tons of experience , stand up since he was 16 , improv with UCB and he has his own podcast Highway Diary . He has three specials out now , you can find on EricHollerbach.com. Eric is very generous to young comics.
Another good friend in comedy, Jon Beecroft has been doing comedy for 2 years , he’s a great artist working on pins, his own comic book and his YouTube Show Animation Space Station 5 million which is Mystery Science Theatre 3000 of cartoons .We talk about comedy , cartoons and Aliens .Trigger warning( I mean this seriously ): we do discuss sexual abuse in the animation and children’s television world , as well as #metoo in comedy .
Just 5 more episodes to season 3. This episode took 3 takes . First one was to early was in the morning and my mood wasn’t the best, the second one I was messing up people’s names and scatter brained . The third take worked so that’s why it’s the one used , of course .
Shout outs to a new podcast by Victoria Scaplen also from Anchor available on Spotify and I-Tunes “ Say it How it is”. I talk more about stand up , the importance of taking responsibility as an artist / creator for failures such as what I’ve done as a comedian , Logan Paul and Elizabeth Banks not taking responsibility . You have to take the L’s .
Season 2 premiere episode . Started with my review of the joker ended with discussing my dating life so that’s how it goes. Comedy stuff in between, late night hosts and why Conan o Brien is and will forever be the best one.
I give my own views on the way the #Metoo movement has been bastardized by liberals and the hypocrisy of expected human decency that conservatives have always pushed for but never followed themselves and just how it’s all bullshit and turned into entertainment for the masses.