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What the heck with Richard Dweck

What the heck with Richard Dweck

By richard dweck
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
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Ken Krantz
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.
April 11, 2021
Mike Lauro
Mike Lauro is a fantastic comedian who started just before COVID . Mike co-hosts a podcast with Steve Pocaro called Better off Drunk .
April 10, 2021
Carl is an amazing comedian and we had a really great conversation
April 4, 2021
Ziggy Bryson
Ziggy Bryson is a stand up comic , writer and certified law of attraction practitioner.
April 3, 2021
Special episode : 3rd episode with Daniel Caprio .
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
March 27, 2021
Season 4 finale : Donna Lloyd
Donna Lloyd is a comedian and actor , she started doing comedy a couple years ago and we had a really great conversation
March 21, 2021
Suzanne Linfante
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 .
March 20, 2021
Max Sheppard
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.
March 15, 2021
VJ Preziosi
VJ is an awesome stand up comic , he has a successful youtube channel where he reviews video games and other pop culture. This was a really awesome episode.
March 13, 2021
Dylan Trimboli
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 .
March 7, 2021
Don Harris
Don Harris is one of the local legends in our comedy scene. I am excited that I got him on , he’s a really humble and cool dude . A fantastic comedian , story teller who started in spoken word
March 6, 2021
Angelo Gingerelli , author of the new book Stand Up and Laugh: How to build a comedy scene
Angelo returns to the podcast to talk about his new book Stand Up and Laugh: How to build a comedy scene , produce your own shows and create community .
March 2, 2021
Kurt Ryan
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
February 27, 2021
Joseph Borzotta
Joey is an awesome painter and comedian ,
February 21, 2021
Eleazar Guzman
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 .
February 21, 2021
Liam Wolfe
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.
February 14, 2021
Vin Brue
Vin Brue is a multi-faceted artist , he’s a Musician and comedian. I met Vin in 2018 when he started doing stand up .
February 6, 2021
Jay Rashid
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.
January 24, 2021
Aaron Duvall
Aaron Duvall is a comedian from Florida who moved a few months ago to Jersey and he’s made an impact in our local scene. He’s very talented and a super nice guy as well .
January 17, 2021
Joe McAndrew
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 .
January 10, 2021
Season 4 premiere : Sean McDonough
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 .
January 3, 2021
Season 3 Finale: Daniel Caprio
Daniel Caprio is back for a second time , his episode is the most listened to . YouTube : Daniel Caprio. Instagram : @DanielCaprio , Twitter @Daniel_Caprio email : 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.
December 21, 2020
Andy Bustamante
Andy started doing comedy in 2017 after 10 years of wanting to and writing. We get into his move to Florida and the scene there, his style that is heavily roasting based . He’s awesome
December 13, 2020
Rayna Lewis
Interview and just a wonderful conversation with my cousin . They are non-binary and asexual , they have a fantastic sense of humor .
December 5, 2020
Kelsey Volk interview
The other half of the Kearny Commission , Carl Callan’s girlfriend and amazing singer Kelsey Volk joins the podcast today .
November 29, 2020
Interview with Carl C. Callan!
Carl C Callan joins the podcast, I can’t put into words how awesome this is.
November 22, 2020
Interview with Jordan Mangloña
Jordan is of the first group of comics I started out with 5 years ago. He’s a brilliant musician and comedian.
November 15, 2020
Kyle Colorado
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 .
November 14, 2020
Tim Rager Interview
I talk to Tim Rager in this episode. He’s been doing stand up for almost a year. He’s super funny and super nice .
November 7, 2020
Angelo Gingerelli interview
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.
October 24, 2020
Emma Kay interview
Emma Kay is a fantastic comedian and super nice . She has a podcast called Funny/ Not Funny .
October 17, 2020
Interview with Matt Nascimento
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 .
October 11, 2020
Special announcement : up coming guests and winter 11 day break.
Podcast bookings : 10/11 Matt Nascimento 7 10/17 Emma 8 10/24: Angelo Gingerelli 9 11/7: Tim Rager 10 11/14: Kyle Groom 11 11/ 22: Carl C . callan 12 11/ 29: Kelsey Volk 13 12/5 Rayna 14 12/ 12 or 13 Andy Bustamante 15 12/ 19 mark Henely 16 12/20- 12/31 holiday break , no episodes 1/ 3- Sean McDonough 16 season 4 episode 1, 17 1/ 10: Joe McAndrew 18 season 4 episode 2 1/17 Aaron Duvall 19 season 4 episode 3 1/ 24 20th Jay Rashid , 20, season 4 Episode 4
October 10, 2020
Interview with Gary McLain
Gary McLain is hilarious , he has a lot of life experience which we get into and I’m so happy to that we are more than just peers in our local scene .
September 27, 2020
Season 3. Episode 4: Eric Hollerbach interview
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 Eric is very generous to young comics.
September 20, 2020
Season 3, episode 3interview with Jon Beecroft
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 .
September 12, 2020
Interview with Daniel Caprio
Season 3 episode 2: interview with Daniel Caprio!
September 6, 2020
Season 3: episode 1 with Timmy Morris-Reedy
My best friend of 20 years Timmy joins me for the season 3 premiere .
August 29, 2020
Season 2 finale
What the heck with Richard dweck season 2 finale
August 24, 2020
Season 2: Episode 14: Nostalgia review of 3 Ninjas
I review the movie series I was obsessed with as a child , 3 Ninjas
August 11, 2020
Season 2: episode 13: 3rd take.
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 .
August 3, 2020
Season 2: episode 12 better sound , effort
I did this podcast in a better way. I didn’t hold my phone and I used my personal microphone .
July 27, 2020
Episode 11: stand up evolution of Richard Dweck 2017-2020
Audio of my stand up from: June 10th 2017 , June 23 2018 , January 15 2019 and January 5 2020
July 3, 2020
Season 2: episode 10 Return of the non essential podcast
I talk about watching the tv show Greek, the death of Shad Gaspard( RIP) . Mark Normand’s special and how I got to nervous to meet him .
May 20, 2020
Episode 7 season 2: still terrible audio sorry.
Another Episode , tried to record on a new app still sounds terrible
March 9, 2020
Another quick episode
Season 2 episode 6
February 6, 2020
My New Years resolution
My New Years resolution into a ramble on comedy stuff
January 24, 2020
16 days in?
Richard rambles in current thoughts . Trying to fix the audio
January 17, 2020
Turning 26
I talk about turning 26, what I would tell his 16 year old self . Eddie Murphy , recently how I put my foot in my mouth again .
December 28, 2019
Take the L’s
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 .
November 30, 2019
Season 2 . Episode 1. Episode 17 of WTHWRD
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.
October 31, 2019
Ep 16, season 1 finale
More about comedy and Peter Pan syndrome .
October 30, 2019
Episode 15. my views on current events
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.
September 28, 2018
Episode 14
Happy time murders review, upcoming show thoughts
August 31, 2018
Episode 13: what the heck with Richard Dweck
It’s a new episode , it’s short, it’s rambling. It’s simply what I feel an episode of the podcast should be.
August 11, 2018
Episode 12
Episode 12
June 16, 2018
What the heck with Richard Dweck episode 11
Episode 11, finally!
May 20, 2018
WTHWRD : 10th episode
10th episode , it’s another short one , since you can add background music I did so hoping to mask the lack of sound mixing
May 1, 2018
Episode 9
10 minutes of Richard’s rambling- John Mulaney / SNL, performance arts , laziness
April 18, 2018
Episode 8: Shortest ep
Richard discusses his nomination for comedian award at The Saint bar, Gary Shandling ‘s hbo documentary series , Louie Anderson’s new album on Spotify called Big Underwear.
April 10, 2018
Episode 7 : wrestlemania and NXt 2018
Richard gives his predictions on Wrestlemania 34 and NXT New Orleans.
April 2, 2018
Episode 6: Patience/My philosophies
Episode 6 is pure what the heck with Richard Dweck , just straight shooting for a little over 30 minutes .
March 26, 2018
Episode 5
Richard shares a perspective on clean comedy and dorks out on the topic of stand up comedy.
March 23, 2018
Episode 4: offensive humor
Richard gives his opinion on offensive humor , the importance of logic, context and intention.
March 19, 2018
EPisode 3: stand up comedy!
Richard rambles on stand up comedy .
March 14, 2018
Episode 2: the Grinch( 2018) Trailer
Richard gives a hot take on the Grinch trailer
March 10, 2018
Mar 8, 2018
What the heck with Richard Dweck
March 8, 2018