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Pretender To Contender with Joe Matarese

Pretender To Contender with Joe Matarese

By Joe Matarese
Every episode will feature veteran standup comedian Joe Matarese interviewing different contenders in different entrepreneurial careers to learn how they went from Pretender To Contender to win in their chosen field.
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#66 The Joe Matarese Show?
Could this be the last Pretender To Contender Ep? For all my social media links, tour dates and tickets, podcast eps, and more go to https://Linktr.ee/TheJoeMatarese
50:52
June 03, 2022
#65 Avi Liberman Comedian And Founder Of The Comedy For Koby Tour In Israel
My guest is comedian Avi Liberman who is a great standup comic and actor who makes his home in LA, CA. Avi is also the creator of the Comedy For Koby Comedy Tour that helps raise money for The Koby Mandell Foundation. The foundation helps bereaved mothers, fathers, widows, orphans and siblings to rebuild their lives and create meaning out of suffering. Today, The Koby Mandell Foundation is the largest provider of emotional support services for the thousands of bereaved Israelis who have lost an immediate family member to terror or tragedy via multi-faceted therapeutic programs.  If you would like to donate money to the foundation please go to https://www.comedyforkoby.com/about-the-foundation to read more.  To learn more about my guest Avi Liberman checkout his website. http://www.aviliberman.com/L-Home-411.aspx For more info host Joe Matarese including tour dates, social media links, and more go to https://Linktr.ee/TheJoeMatarese
01:00:40
May 24, 2022
#64 Comedian Mike Vecchione
If you want to hear what Mike did to go from a pretender in the world of standup comedy to getting on Netflix, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and touring with Nate Bargatze listen to this episode of Pretender To Contender.  For more on Joe Matarese go to https://Linktr.ee/TheJoeMatarese
01:17:18
May 18, 2022
#63 Guest Comedian Todd Glass
Today Joe and Andrew have one of their favorite comedians on the show Todd Glass. Todd's been on every tv show that stand comedians do, including 2 specials on Netflix. Don't miss this episode, it is def gonna get a little crazy. To watch or listen to more episodes of the show, follow Joe on social media, subscribe to the podcast Patreon, or get Joe's tour dates go to https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_descriptionandredir_token=QUFFLUhqbkdoQXpiY2Y3clRMTW5XYy00MUxLVTg5c3Uxd3xBQ3Jtc0trTzhnbHhIcG5pU2NDRjJtNkZ1cXF3OWhCNm5zSkRCZVhuTmp4TzQxQUJYV3VFb1BEeU1MZ0x4emI0STJKU1RMNTJ2cWp1SmNleldhYjhiVlR2NW9NUEc4STVrbWVEOVRrM254bFFPR3lQanVsRk8tMAandq=https%3A%2F%2FLinktr.ee%2FTheJoematareseandv=grpas0lkBBY (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese)
01:16:34
April 26, 2022
#62 Joe and Andrew Have Two Guest Comics On
Joe, Andrew, Massimo, and Doug Uram talk about Canadian comedy and why it was hard for Joe to adjust, Easter and Passover, Doug's newly dating again life, and Massimo's recent move to Florida from NY and why he wants to move back to NYC again.
01:05:03
April 19, 2022
#61 Winning Time, Joe's Wife and Daughter Are Out Of Town, Candy
Joe and Andrew discuss how much they both like the new HBO show Winning Time, Joe's wife's away with their daughter in St Louis, and Andrew and Frankies great weekend eating candy. For tickets to Joe's show Sat. April 23rd at City Winery in Philadelphia go to https://Joematarese.com (https://Joematarese.com)
01:01:14
April 11, 2022
#60 Guest Comedian/Actor DC Benny
Joe and Andrew Chat with comedian/actor DC Benny about the art of great story telling, and DC tells his classic story about the time he worked with Cosby doing a small part in the second Cosby Show. Joe and Andrew will also share their funniest, weirdest, and most interesting things from their week and let the viewers and listeners chime into the live podcast or just sit back and watch it live Monday's at 8:30pm EST. After it airs live it will be available to watch or listen to whenever and wherever you'd like by clicking this link. You can also support the show by subscribing to their Patreon by clicking this same link. https://linktr.ee/pretender2c (https://linktr.ee/pretender2c ) For tickets to see Joe April 23rd @ City Winery in Philadelphia do his one man standup show Remember When got to https://Joematarese.com (https://Joematarese.com) If you have question for Joe or Andrew or comments on the podcast subject leave them on the podcast VM# 951-298-9899 before 5pm EST on Mondays to make the live show @ 8:30pm EST every Monday night.
01:13:37
April 04, 2022
#59 Discussing Will Smith And Chris Rock's Oscar Situation
Joe and Andrew on tonights show will be discussing what went down at last nights Oscar's with Chris Rock and Will Smith. We will also share our funniest, weirdest, and most interesting things from our week and let the viewers and listeners chime into the live podcast or just sit back and watch it live Monday's at 8:30pm EST. After it airs live it will be available to watch or listen to whenever and wherever you'd like by clicking this link. https://linktr.ee/pretender2c If you have question for Joe or Andrew or comments on the podcast subject leave them on the podcast VM# 951-298-9899 before 5pm EST on Mondays to make the live show @ 8:30pm EST.
01:27:23
March 28, 2022
#58 You Asked For It So The Truth Be Told
Joe glossed over a major beat from Andrews life last week on the podcast and some of the super fans noticed and wanted the full story so... The Truth Be Told. For all Joe's social media links, website to buy tickets to shows, or join podcast Patreon click this link https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese) "Remember When" April 23rd at City Winery in Philadelphia. For tickets go to https://Joematarese.com (https://Joematarese.com)
01:02:44
March 22, 2022
#57 Joe And Andrew Discussing Their Weeks
Joe and Andrew discuss Joe's gig coming up in London, England being booked by a new fan, Andrew's life updates, and a lot more. For all Joe's social media links, website to buy tickets to shows, and Join his podcast Patreon click this link https://Lintr.ee/TheJoeMatarese (https://Lintr.ee/TheJoeMatarese )
54:47
March 15, 2022
#56 Joe Live By Himself Being Joe
On todays show it's just Joe alone in studio, but he will be live on Facebook, and YouTube interacting with the viewers every so often and answering questions. He will also be playing voicemails and answering question left there. Topics for the show tonight: Hiring a director for his Remember Show - Why he buzzed his hair off - His possible animated show that is brewing, and much more. For all Joe's social media links, website to buy tickets to shows, and Join his podcast Patreon click this link https://Lintr.ee/TheJoeMatarese (https://Lintr.ee/TheJoeMatarese )
01:11:32
March 09, 2022
#55 Broadcasting Live On YouTube From The Comic Strip Live Studio In NYC
This is our first time back in one studio and recording a podcast together. We discuss my recent tour/vacation to Miami and West Palm Florida and why I still get an anxious feeling when I'm traveling and even when I'm on the vacation. Francesca discusses her recent issues with her family, and Andrew is still enjoying making up things and trying to make them sound believable on the podcast against Joe's wishes. Enjoy! To subscribe to their Patreon go to https://Patreon.com/PretenderToContender For all Joe's links go to https://Lintr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Lintr.ee/TheJoematarese) Subscribe to Andrew Steiners Youtube page. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=andrew+steiner (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=andrew+steiner) Follow Francesca Maglione on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/francescamaglionecomedy/ (https://www.instagram.com/francescamaglionecomedy/)
01:04:03
March 02, 2022
#54 Andrew And Frankie Take Over
Andrew and Frankie take the reigns for a chat about why living with your significant other is overrated, Fitbit addictions, and vintage lollipops. For tickets to Joe's Remember When show Sat April 23rd at City Winery in Philadelphia and all Joe's social media links and a lot more go to. https://Linktr.ee/TheJoeMatarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoeMatarese)
32:37
February 22, 2022
#52 Sex Club Talk - Joe's Weed Legal Comedy Club In NYC - And Much More
Enjoy this crazy Episode. We talk a lot about the sex clubs Andrew and Francesca have been going to. I try to share my kinky quirks with them, but it doesn't come anywhere close to there's. We had lots of technical problems this week, but we still have an episode for you to listen to. If you want to watch the HD video of this ep and all of our others Eps you have to join our Patreon. https://Patreon.com/PretendertoContender (https://Patreon.com/PretendertoContender) For tickets to my upcoming shows Feb 18th in Miami or April 23rd in Philadelphia go to https://Joematarese.com (https://Joematarese.com) and for all my links go to http://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (http://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese)
48:04
February 08, 2022
#51 Joe Talks Vaca Planning, Francesca talks Landlord Issues, Andrew Talks Committing To Weird
On todays ep Joe goes into detail explaining how difficult it is right now to find a week long summer house in Cape Cod that fits everyone in his wife's families needs along with his own. Andrew Steiner and his Fiancé Francesca are the cohost on todays podcast. Francesca shares stories of her landlord that refuses to fix her leaking water situation in her apartment in Brooklyn. Andrew is struggling with how to be doing slightly off type standup on stage and have it work again and again. Joe tries his best to mentor Andrew, but only time will tell if he uses Joe's advice and likes the new direction. For all info about Joe Matarese and to subscribe to his Patreon so you can watch his podcast in HD video on demand for as little as $5 a month go to these links below. https://Patreon.com/PretenderToContender (https://Patreon.com/PretenderToContender) https://linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese)
01:08:13
February 02, 2022
#50 Dating and Ex Con, Sex Clubs and Threesomes, and Honest Feedback For Andrew
Joe, Andrew Steiner, and Caroline Hanes are all back sharing stories from their weeks. This Ep gets very revealing! Caroline shares her recent dating story with an ex con, Andrew shares how him and his fiancé have been going to sex clubs and want to try a threesome, and Joe shares some honest thoughts about Andrews act recently when he opened for Joe in Ct. Upcoming Live Gigs: Feb 12th Valentines Standup Show Followed By Dance Party Double Tree Suites by Hilton, Mt. Laurel. NJ For all my social media links, to join my Patreon, hire me to do a Cameo, watch my Specials for Free, or see where my tour dates are and to buy tickets go to: https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese)
01:14:20
January 25, 2022
#49 Andrew Steiner and Caroline Hanes Co Host / Is Joe Opening A Comedy Club?/ Guest Bill Cosby/ and Guest Comedian and Ex NY Radio DJ Goumba Johnny Sialiano
Andrew Steiner is back and is cohosting the podcast along with comedian Caroline Hanes. Joe and his cohosts talk all about the idea of Joe opening his own comedy/music venue in West Chester County where Joe and his family currently live. In the second segment Andrew Interviews comedian Bill Cosby and doesn't pull any punches in his exclusive interview. In segment three Joe interviews comedian and ex radio DJ Goumba Johnny Sialiano and asks him all about the days when he managed the comedy club Shooting Stars in West Chester County in the 80's. Enjoy! Upcoming Live Gigs: Jan 21st Fairfield Theater Company in Fairfield, CT, Feb 12 Valentines Standup Show Followed By Dance Party Double Tree Suites by Doubletree Mt. Laurel. NJ For all my social media links, to join my Patreon, hire me to do a Cameo, watch my Specials for Free, or see where my tour dates are and to buy tickets go to: https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese)
01:58:12
January 18, 2022
#48 The Passing Of Bob Saget, Guest Mathew McConaughey
I talk about the sad news of the passing of comedian Bob Saget and my one interaction with him twenty years ago, my recent gig in AC at the Borgata, my 9 year old who won't except anything than a 70 inch tv in our living room, my sons recent deep dive into weight lifting, and my interview with the amazingly talented Mathew McConaughey who discusses his new memoir Greenlights. For all my social media links, to join my Patreon, hire me to do a Cameo, watch my Specials for Free, or see where my tour dates are and to buy tickets go to: https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese)
52:19
January 11, 2022
#47 Lyme, Friends Bailed On AC Trip - Guest Sylvester Stallone
I catch you guys up on my recent Lyme disease diagnosis, what I did on NYE, my recent great gig at Soul Joels in PA, and how my wife is treating me during my new Lyme decease symptoms, and much more. Plus I sit down and interview Sylvester Stallone from his house via Zoom and I stay in character and interview him as Rocky Balboa. For all my social media links, to join my Patreon, hire me to do a Cameo, watch my Specials for Free, or see where my tour dates are and to buy tickets go to: https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese)
47:46
January 04, 2022
#46 Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher come on my show to plug their new charity fundraiser Official Quarantine Wine. To help them raise money go to https://OfficialQuarantineWine.com To support my podcast on Patreon go to https://Patreon.com/PretenderToContender To find all my social media links and tour dates go to https://linktr.ee/TheJoematarese
09:08
December 31, 2021
#45 Popular Patreon Podcaster Comedian Pete Dominick
On this episode of Pretender To Contender I talk to fellow comedian and political podcaster Pete Dominick about how he went from a Pretender To Contender on Patreon with his podcast at got it up to 798 paying subscribers. To Support my podcast on Patreon https://Patreon.com/PretendertoContender (https://Patreon.com/PretendertoContender) To listen or watch all my podcast eps and follow me on all social media platforms https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese) To book me for a private event or contact me directly to advertise on my Tik Tok go to the contact section of my website below. https://Joematarese.com (https://Joematarese.com)
01:03:27
December 21, 2021
#44 Part 2 With Silk City Hot Sauce Owner Jeff Levine/ My Own Comic Book
I talk with owner of Silk City Hot Sauce again this week. We have a great long talk all about branding. We also play some VM's from callers giving their thoughts about what I'm doing right and wrong in the branding category. We also discuss the idea of making a comic book about my life and the possibility of going to some Comic Cons and other conventions together and putting my brand out there in non standup comedy arenas. For more info about me, all my social media links, and my tour dates go to https://Linktr.ee/thejoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/thejoematarese) To purchase some of Jeff Levines Silk City Hot Sauce go to https://silkcityhotsauce.com Use Promo Code: Joe at checkout
01:49:18
December 15, 2021
#43 Silk City Hot Sauce Owner Jeff Levine
If you'd like to advertise on my Tik Tok with over 80,000 followers contact me directly matarese67@gmail.com For all my tour dates go to https://Joematarese.com (https://Joematarese.com) For everything else I'm doing go to https://Linktr.ee/Thejoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/Thejoematarese) To purchase my guest Jeff Levine's hot sauce go to and use promo code JOE at purchase. https://Silkcityhotsauce.com (https://Silkcityhotsauce.com)
01:17:23
December 09, 2021
#42 Favorite Led Zeppelin Song And Why
Rock The Joke Every Monday Night At Jackie B's In Scarsdale, NY @ 7:30PM For all my tour dates go to https://Joematarese.com For everything else I'm doing go to https://Linktr.ee/Thejoematarese
36:39
November 30, 2021
#41 Guest Comedian Kevin Dombrowski
On this Ep Kevin and I talk shop, discuss parenting and being husbands, and answer some of the listeners voicemails. For everything you need about Joe Matarese including the full library of Pretender To Contender podcasts go to his Link Tree or website below. Nov 26th Stress Factory Comedy Club - New Brunswick, NJ Dec 30th Soul Joels Comedy Club - Jeffersonville, PA https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese) https://Joematarese.com (https://Joematarese.com)
01:27:24
November 23, 2021
#40 What Went Down At The Screening - Answering Listener Questions
#40 What went down at the screening of Rocky VS Drago, and I answer some listener questions. For everything you need about Joe Matarese including the full library of Pretender To Contender podcasts go to his Link Tree or website below. Nov 26th Stress Factory Comedy Club - New Brunswick, NJ Dec 30th Soul Joels Comedy Club - Jeffersonville, PA https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese) https://Joematarese.com (https://Joematarese.com)
37:06
November 16, 2021
#39 My Son And I Seeing Stallone Live In Person @ The Rocky VS Drago Screening
#39 My Son And I Are Seeing Stallone Live In Person @ The Rocky VS Drago Screening This Thursday In Philadelphia. For everything you need about Joe Matarese including the full library of Pretender To Contender podcasts go to his Link Tree or website below. https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese) https://Joematarese.com (https://Joematarese.com)
59:07
November 09, 2021
#38 Comedian and Social Media Influencer Nicky Smeriglio
On todays Episode Joe interviews comedian/actor and social media influencer Nicky Smeriglio. Follow him on Tik Tok and Instagram @NickySmigs. For everything you need about Joe Matarese including the full library of Pretender To Contender podcasts go to his Link Tree or website below. https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese https://Joematarese.com
51:31
November 02, 2021
#37 Comedian And Social Media Sensation Natalie Cuomo
Comedian Joe Matarese interviews comedian and social media sensation Natalie Cuomo about how she built her huge following. For everything you need about Joe Matarese including the full library of Pretender To Contender podcasts go to his Link Tree or website below. https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese https://Joematarese.com
01:11:39
October 26, 2021
#36 Dave Chappelle Overrated? I Say No
On this episode Joe talks about a disagreement he had with a fellow comedian about Dave Chappelle and Louis CK. If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact The Chops Sports Network - https://chopssportsmedia.com/ (https://chopssportsmedia.com) Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese Upcoming Remember When? Shows: Nov 5th Scranton, PA - Nov 6th Mamaroneck, NY For tickets and dates to all Joe's Remember When? shows go tohttps://joematarese.com/ ( https://Joematarese.com)
42:55
October 12, 2021
#35 The Many Saints Of Newark - Outdoor Furniture
Joe talks about the let down of The Many Saints Of Newark, as well as his current gravel patio project that has him on the hunt for the perfect fire table and outdoor couch. If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact The Chops Sports Network - https://chopssportsmedia.com/ (https://chopssportsmedia.com) Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese Upcoming Remember When? Shows: Nov 5th Scranton, PA - Nov 6th Mamaroneck, NY For tickets and dates to all Joe's Remember When? shows go tohttps://joematarese.com/ ( https://Joematarese.com)
48:42
October 05, 2021
#34 Getting Very Honest
If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact The Chops Sports Network - https://chopssportsmedia.com/ (https://chopssportsmedia.com) Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese For tickets and dates to all Joe's Remember When? shows go tohttps://joematarese.com/ ( https://Joematarese.com)
49:41
September 29, 2021
#33 Our Favorite Comedian Past
Joe talks about the passing of Norm Macdonald the comic who he watched the most on tv and admired before he started to do standup comedy. Joe also plays a lot of Norms best stuff, and plays all the callers telling everyone their favorite moments of his as well. To leave messages for the show call the VM# 951-298-9899. It's on 24 hrs a day. If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact The Chops Sports Network - https://chopssportsmedia.com (https://chopssportsmedia.com) Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese For tickets and dates to all Joe's Remember When? shows go to https://Joematarese.com
01:11:59
September 21, 2021
#32 Don't Hire A Guy, You Can Do It!
#32 Don't Hire A Guy, You Can Do It! Joe talks all about all the water damage from the storm at his house, and how he fixes everything himself and if he doesn't know how his handy friends tudor him over the phone. To leave messages for the show call the VM# 951-298-9899. It's on 24 hrs a day. If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact The Chops Sports Network - https://chopssportsmedia.com (https://chopssportsmedia.com) Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese For tickets and dates to all Joe's Remember When? shows go to https://Joematarese.com
46:19
September 08, 2021
#31 Favorite 80's Movie Scene With A 80's Song In It
To leave messages for the show call the VM# 951-298-9899. It's on 24 hrs a day. If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact The Chops Sports Network - https://chopssportsmedia.com (https://chopssportsmedia.com) Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese For tickets and dates to all Joe's Remember When? shows go to https://Joematarese.com
52:32
August 31, 2021
#30 Why Older Music Is Better
To leave messages for the show call the VM# 951-298-9899. It's on 24 hrs a day. If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact The Chops Sports Network - https://chopssportsmedia.com Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese For Joes Remember When Tour Dates and tickets go to https://Joematarese.com
55:08
August 24, 2021
#29 Can Being Competitive Be Taught?
To leave messages for the show call the VM# 951-298-9899 If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact The Chops Sports Network - https://chopssportsmedia.com Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese For Joes Remember When Tour Dates and tickets go to https://Joematarese.com
43:40
August 17, 2021
#28 - Brief Nudity
To leave messages for the show call the VM# 951-298-9899 If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact The Chops Sports Network - https://chopssportsmedia.com Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese For Joes Remember When Tour Dates and tickets go to https://Joematarese.com
42:02
August 11, 2021
#27 Best TV Shows Of The 80's And Why
To leave messages for the show call the VM# 951-298-9899 If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact The Chops Sports Network - https://chopssportsmedia.com Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese For Joes Remember When Tour Dates and tickets go to https://Joematarese.com
01:01:57
August 03, 2021
#26 Best Places For Summer Vacations and Why
To leave messages for the show call the VM# 951-298-9899 If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact The Chops Sports Network - https://chopssportsmedia.com Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese For Joes Remember When Tour Dates and tickets go to https://Joematarese.com
01:02:52
July 27, 2021
#25 Remembering The Greatest Concerts From The 80’s and Early Nineties
If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact The Chops Sports Network - https://chopssportsmedia.com (https://chopssportsmedia.com) To leave messages for the show call the VM# 951-298-9899 Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese For Joe's Remember When Tour Dates and tickets go to https://Joematarese.com (https://Joematarese.com)
01:27:24
July 13, 2021
#24 Cosby Is Free, July 4th Drinking
Ep #24 Cosby Is Free - July 4th Drinking To leave messages for the show call the VM# 951-298-9899 If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ ) Contact Ed Reyman @ Chopsports.ads@gmail.com Tip Joe for a podcast well done. For tips $10 or more you’ll get a download of Joe’s latest comedy album “Completely Present” Venmo: @TheJoematarese Joes Remember When Tour Dates and tickets. https://Joematarese.com (https://Joematarese.com )
57:57
July 06, 2021
#23 - My Daughter Wants A 2nd Dog - My Son Lost His IPhone - Remember When We Were Mean?
On this ep Joe talks about his daughter wanting a second dog, his son losing his iPhone and 1 iPod, and his starting of lifting weights and possibly wanting to play freshman football. Joe brings home the podcast with a discussion about remembering when we picked teams in school gym class and we tested for lice and scoliosis in front of the whole school and playing voice mail calls from the listeners. To leave messages for the show call the VM# 951-298-9899 If you are interested in running ads or sponsoring podcasts episodes on Pretender To Contender, the Chop Sports Network , and or Joe’s Tik Tok page https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/ (https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdaAcBSk/) Contact Ed Reyman @ Chopsports.ads@gmail.com Joe's Remember When tour tickets and more https://Linktr.ee/TheJoeMatarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoeMatarese)
01:15:53
June 29, 2021
#22 Comedian/Morning Talk Radio Host Danny Rouhier
On episode 22 of PTC podcast Joe goes brings in Danny Rouhier. Danny does mid day radio in DC on 106.7 The Fan. Recently his Charles Barkley impression has been blowing up...so much so that he just got interviewed by Charles Barkley while doing his impression of Charles Barkley. He is also a standup comedian and a former college baseball player at George Washington where he played alongside Joe's brother. For all Joe's links go to https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese
01:02:25
June 22, 2021
#21 No More Day Job
On episode 20 of the Pretender To Contender podcast Joe talks about ending his construction job. It was the first time in his life that he actually quit his job in a professional manner. After that we go to the phones and play some voicemails from fans about the subject, as well as what it was like growing up with a healthy fear of teenagers. For all Joe's links go to https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese
01:05:14
June 15, 2021
#20 Just Joe Being Joe
On episode 20 of Pretender To Contender, Joe talks about stopping Adderall on non work days, taking video games away from his son for good, and friends who always want you to travel to their house to visit. For all Joe's links go to https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese
01:19:38
June 07, 2021
#19 Comedian/Podcaster Geno Bisconte
On episode 19 of Pretender To Contender, Joe sits down with comedian Geno Bisconte. Geno is an stand-up comedian, writer, and actor known for Crashing (2017) and Gotham Comedy Live (2013). He has written for the Comedy Central Roasts of Robe Lowe (2016) and Charlie Sheen (2011). And can be seen every week on CompoundMedia.com's In Hot Water with Co-Host Aaron Berg. https://linktr.ee/thejoematarese (https://linktr.ee/thejoematarese)
01:28:16
June 01, 2021
#18 Comedian/Podcaster Kevin Brennan
On episode 18 of Pretender To Contender, Joe welcomes good friend and comedian, Kevin Brennan to the podcast. Kevin is best known for his work on SNL and you can check him out on his Misery Loves Company podcast available on all streaming platforms!!! Thank You for tuning in!!! https://linktr.ee/thejoematarese (https://linktr.ee/thejoematarese)
01:30:42
May 25, 2021
#17 Comedian Bryan Callen
On episode 17 of Pretender To Contender we welcome Bryan Callen to the podcast! From Hangover, Schooled, The Goldberg's, Mad TV, The Fighter and The Kid, and The Joe Rogan Experience, Bryan has a wealth of knowledge and experience...and as always, he's hilarious!! Thank You for tuning in!!! https://linktr.ee/thejoematarese (https://linktr.ee/thejoematarese) This episode is made possible by our sponors: Body Bronze Tanning Salon Health and Fitness Professionals Battle Rattle Woodworks LVC Transport Sunflower Meadow Seasoning Curtis Sells Houses Jay Devlin - CRG Homes Attitude of Gratitude Consulting Absolute Eyewear
54:50
May 18, 2021
#16 Talent Manager Rick Dorfman
On episode 16 of Pretender To Contender Joe sits down with comedy manager Rick Dorfman. Rick has been representing comedians for over 30 years. Some of his clients have been JB Smoove, Chris Distefano, Lynne Koplitz, Sam Morril, Rich Vos, Fran Drescher, Greg Giraldo, and me at one time. He is the current head of comedy at Authentic Entertainment. Enjoy the interview! For more info about Joe Matarese or to subscribe to Joe's Patreon click the link below!! https://linktr.ee/thejoematarese (https://linktr.ee/thejoematarese)
01:19:49
May 11, 2021
#15 Comedian Pete Correale
On episode #15 of Pretender To Contender podcast Joe welcomes fellow comedian Pete Correale to the show! Pete currently hosts a weekly podcast with Sebastian Maniscalco that airs weekly on Sirius XM. For more info about Joe Matarese or to subscribe to Joe's Patreon go to these links. https://linktr.ee/thejoematarese (https://linktr.ee/thejoematarese)
01:18:06
May 04, 2021
#14 Comedian and On Air Radio Personality Joe Conklin
On this week's episode of Pretender To Contender Joe sits down with comedian/radio host Joe Conklin. The two talk about how Conklin got his start in comedy and in radio. He has been on Philly's #1 morning show for 30 years!! For more info about Joe Matarese or to subscribe to Joe's Patreon click the link below https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_descriptionandredir_token=QUFFLUhqa1FuSW9oRDJCRUotcFBuaG9QR1YxT2Y2ampYQXxBQ3Jtc0ttUGhzVmktaEVwYVA4RW8ycmZOMkhVTURoZXlVc01YUU11eWhLcVdVOG9sNFdiWXFrLWVCelYzN1RCRlNfWk1xbVF0VHJFYnBOa3ViLWs2MVRVaGcwWXZQSm9yYmpSbWE4NVg2c1Zybmc0ajdDVG84QQandq=https%3A%2F%2FLinktr.ee%2FTheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese)
56:58
April 27, 2021
#13 Restauranteur/Actress Rebecca Kush
On this week's episode of Pretender To Contender Joe and Chris sit down with actress/bar owner Rebecca Kush. Rebecca talks about the steps she took to open Crystal Lake in Brooklyn from licenses to hiring to inventory she covers it all. She also talks about the struggles of keeping the business afloat amidst a global pandemic. Joe will be at Soul Joels Comedy Dome in Royersford, PA on Friday May 7th doing his new one man standup Show "Remember When". For tickets go to Joe's website below. For all info about Joe Matarese click link below https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_descriptionandredir_token=QUFFLUhqa1FuSW9oRDJCRUotcFBuaG9QR1YxT2Y2ampYQXxBQ3Jtc0ttUGhzVmktaEVwYVA4RW8ycmZOMkhVTURoZXlVc01YUU11eWhLcVdVOG9sNFdiWXFrLWVCelYzN1RCRlNfWk1xbVF0VHJFYnBOa3ViLWs2MVRVaGcwWXZQSm9yYmpSbWE4NVg2c1Zybmc0ajdDVG84QQandq=https%3A%2F%2FLinktr.ee%2FTheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese)
01:05:54
April 21, 2021
#11 Soul Joel's Comedy Club Owner Joel Richardson
On episode #11 of the From Pretender To Contender podcast we welcome the owner of Soul Joel Comedy Club and Lounge, Joel Richardson. Joel talks about how he went from a traveling to running a successful comedy club in the midst of pandemic! For all info about Joe Matarese click link below https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese)
54:12
April 07, 2021
#10 - Jason Aldean Drummer Rich Redmond
On this week's episode of From Pretender To Contender we welcome the multi-talented Rich Redmond to the show. Rich wears many hats but is best known for his role as drummer in the Jason Aldean Band!!! For more info on Joe Matarese click on the link below https://linktr.ee/Thejoematarese (https://linktr.ee/Thejoematarese)
01:44:56
March 31, 2021
#9 Crazy Money Podcast Host Paul Ollinger
Guest ex Facebook and Yahoo exec turned comedian/podcaster Paul Ollinger. Paul hosts the podcast Crazy Money. https://paulollinger.com/podcast/ (https://paulollinger.com/podcast/) For all info about Joe Matarese go to the link below: https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoematarese)
59:30
March 24, 2021
#7 Screenwriter Stacey Burek
On todays show we interview screen writer Stacey Burek, who wrote the script "Adrienne Balboa." For all Joe and Mikes links click on their Linktree's below. https://linktr.ee/TheJoematarese​ https://Linktr.ee/MikeKunda​ https://Facebook.com/FromPretenderToContender To support our completely crowd funded show join our Patreon and also get some really cool perks. https://Patreon.com/FromPretendertoContender
01:21:41
March 03, 2021
#6 Joe and Mike
Todays show is a a mixture of things from discussing the script that's being adapted into a a web series and a lot more. For all Joe and Mikes links click on their Linktree's below. To interact with the show and all the other people watching and listening like their Facebook page below. https://linktr.ee/TheJoematarese https://Linktr.ee/MikeKunda https://Facebook.com/FromPretenderToContender
46:34
February 23, 2021
#5 A Podcast Fan Fulfills His Dream
Joe And Mike let podcast super fan Anthony Raimondo from Toronto Canada interview them for this episode of From Pretender To Contender. https://Linktr.ee/TheJoe (https://Linktr.ee/TheJoeMatarese)​
01:37:23
February 17, 2021
#4 Artist John Rivoli
EPISODE 4 In this episode we talk with John Rivoli, master artist and owner of Icons In Art. John has dedicated his life to his paintings, especially the Rocky ones that tell a story with every brush stroke. Joe and Mike discuss Mike's fear of performing on Valentines Day, and their inspiring take aways from John's interview. Keep punching. Links For Us - https://Linktr.ee/TheJoeMatarese https://Linktr.ee/MikeKunda https://Patreon.com/FromPretenderToContender https://iconsinart.com
02:05:56
February 10, 2021
#3 Joe and Mike Kunda
On Ep #3 Mike and Joe get really personal with what Rocky moment they each connect with the most, and they also give some great motivational life tips as well. To Join Our Patreon and gets some really cool perks including a Virtual Yo Philly Rocky Film Tour with Mike and Joe go to https://Patreon.com/FromPretenderToCo​ntender For everything Mikes Kunda's doing go to https://linktr.ee/mikekunda​ For Everything Joe's doing go to https://Linktr.ee/thejoematarese​
01:14:30
February 03, 2021
#2 Joe and Mike Kunda
We get very honest on this episode and really slam ourselves for a crappy start 1/2 way through the episode. The good news is that's when the show gets a lot better. Enjoy! To Join Our Patreon and gets some really cool perks including a Virtual Yo Philly Rocky Film Tour with Mike and Joe go to https://Patreon.com/FromPretenderToCo... For everything Mikes Kunda's doing go to https://linktr.ee/mikekunda For Everything Joe's doing go to https://Linktr.ee/thejoematarese
01:28:15
January 27, 2021
#1 Joe and Mike Kunda
Mike Kunda is no longer with the show... For all info about Joe go to https://Linktr.ee.thejoematarese
01:17:09
January 19, 2021