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Dara Jemmott and Brandy Thomas

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Interviews with comics about their day jobs, side hustles, and everything they're doing to survive in the world of comedy.

Latest Episodes

Ep 30: 20+ Years in the Making with Joe Pontillo

ENYC comic Joe Pontillo chats with us about how making parody videos as a kid led to a life-long passion for comedy, what it was like to work for a Long Island public access TV station, and how his extremely enthusiastic father (and former comic) has played a role in his career. Check out Joe's comedy special on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Joe-Pontillo-Delete-Your-Account/dp/B079V6M2N1/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=joe+pontillo&qid=1571842268&sr=8-1

76 MIN2019 OCT 23
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Ep 30: 20+ Years in the Making with Joe Pontillo

Ep. 29: From Conversion Therapy to BDSM With Chewy May

ENYC comic Chewy May talks about working in the male-dominated industry of software engineering, having to go through conversion therapy after coming out in high school, and the time she got kicked out of a BDSM club for being rude.

70 MIN2019 SEP 23
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Ep. 29: From Conversion Therapy to BDSM With Chewy May

Ep. 28: Preachin' the Truth with JC Best

ENYC comic JC Best shares how he went from idolized New Jersey preacher to successful NYC comedian, the sexual awakening that led him down that path, and the struggles of exploring sexuality without labels. Brandy, Dara, and JC also discuss Dave Chappelle's most recent stand up special and the new PC era of complaining about complainers.

66 MIN2019 SEP 3
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Ep. 28: Preachin' the Truth with JC Best

Ep 27: Coming to Comedy with Ken Oonyu

ENYC comic Ken Oonyu shares stories about his African origins and being the son of a freedom fighter, how he effortlessly merges cultural differences within his comedy material, and the pros and cons of going on a national tour while being less than a year into the game.

77 MIN2019 AUG 27
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Ep 27: Coming to Comedy with Ken Oonyu

Ep 26: The Wiggle Master with Alex Murray

ENYC comedian and children's performer Alex Murray talks about how moving to NYC for an acting career led to him backflipping his way into comedy, his rise to fame as "Doctor Alex", the elite children's performer, and the crazy things he's seen (and been confronted with) among the wealthy housewives of New York. Follow Alex on IG:https://www.instagram.com/ralexmurray/ Follow CFH on IG:https://www.instagram.com/comediansforhire/

62 MIN2019 AUG 14
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Ep 26: The Wiggle Master with Alex Murray

Ep 25: Making a Strong Impression with Ricky Downes

ENYC comedian Ricky Downes talks about his unequivocal talent as an impressionist and voice over artist, his unusual yet refreshing methods for bringing life to the stage, and the fulfilling experience of being a tour guide for the Bronx Zoo. BONUS: Ricky performs his unbelievable spot-on impressions of Professor Snape, Bernie Sanders, Rodney Dangerfield, Christopher Walken, Gilbert Godfrey, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, George Castanza and more. You can find Ricky on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. Click here to learn more about the Wildlife Conservation Society Visit our website for more hilarious interviews and/or follow us on IG.LEAVE US A REVIEW AND WE'LL MAKE YOU COOKIES:www.listen.cfhpodcast.com

78 MIN2019 AUG 6
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Ep 25: Making a Strong Impression with Ricky Downes

Ep 24: Teaching Sex Ed as a Virgin with Amamah Sardar

ENYC comic Amamah Sardar talks about becoming a high school science teacher at the ripe age of 22, having to teach sex ed while still being a virgin herself, the crazy experience of interviewing prisoners for a post-prison assistance program, and how adulting too hard ultimately led to her “backwardsing” her way into comedy. Backwardsing: When a person takes on too much responsibility between the ages of 18-25, becomes permanently burnt out, and then spends the rest of their life flailing. Follow Amamah on IG:https://www.instagram.com/amamahsardar/? Follow CFH on IG:https://www.instagram.com/comediansforhire/

52 MIN2019 JUL 29
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Ep 24: Teaching Sex Ed as a Virgin with Amamah Sardar

Ep 23: The Jack of All Trades with Gianmarco Soresi

ENYC comic, actor, and writerGianmarco Soresi talks about the pros and cons of having an obsessively focused personality, the struggles of dating and enjoying life as a comic, and his approach for tackling potentially offensive material. For more info about Gianmarco or to book him on your show visitwww.gianmarcosoresi.com. Follow him on IG:https://www.instagram.com/gianmarcosoresi/ And don't forget about us!https://www.instagram.com/comediansforhire/

77 MIN2019 JUL 19
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Ep 23: The Jack of All Trades with Gianmarco Soresi

Ep 22: The NYC Real Estate Hustler with Christiana Jackson

ENYC comic Christiana Jackson talks about how her theater degree from Rutgers led to a 15yr career in NYC real estate, the painful process of dealing with snobby (and sometimes racist) clients, and how her life-long pursuit of laughs led to her hitting the stage.

93 MIN2019 JUL 10
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Ep 22: The NYC Real Estate Hustler with Christiana Jackson

Ep 21: Gettin' Roasty and Wild with Maddy Smith

ENYC comic and Wild 'n Out cast member Maddy Smith shares how she went from being a new comic just 3 years ago to landing a 16 episode role on MTV's Wild 'n Out, how competing in roast battles helped her become a better comedian, and the various insecurities that arise on the road to fame. Catch Maddy's Wild 'n Out debut on July 7th, 2019 on VH1.

70 MIN2019 JUN 24
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Ep 21: Gettin' Roasty and Wild with Maddy Smith

Latest Episodes

Ep 30: 20+ Years in the Making with Joe Pontillo

ENYC comic Joe Pontillo chats with us about how making parody videos as a kid led to a life-long passion for comedy, what it was like to work for a Long Island public access TV station, and how his extremely enthusiastic father (and former comic) has played a role in his career. Check out Joe's comedy special on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Joe-Pontillo-Delete-Your-Account/dp/B079V6M2N1/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=joe+pontillo&qid=1571842268&sr=8-1

76 MIN2019 OCT 23
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Ep 30: 20+ Years in the Making with Joe Pontillo

Ep. 29: From Conversion Therapy to BDSM With Chewy May

ENYC comic Chewy May talks about working in the male-dominated industry of software engineering, having to go through conversion therapy after coming out in high school, and the time she got kicked out of a BDSM club for being rude.

70 MIN2019 SEP 23
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Ep. 29: From Conversion Therapy to BDSM With Chewy May

Ep. 28: Preachin' the Truth with JC Best

ENYC comic JC Best shares how he went from idolized New Jersey preacher to successful NYC comedian, the sexual awakening that led him down that path, and the struggles of exploring sexuality without labels. Brandy, Dara, and JC also discuss Dave Chappelle's most recent stand up special and the new PC era of complaining about complainers.

66 MIN2019 SEP 3
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Ep. 28: Preachin' the Truth with JC Best

Ep 27: Coming to Comedy with Ken Oonyu

ENYC comic Ken Oonyu shares stories about his African origins and being the son of a freedom fighter, how he effortlessly merges cultural differences within his comedy material, and the pros and cons of going on a national tour while being less than a year into the game.

77 MIN2019 AUG 27
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Ep 27: Coming to Comedy with Ken Oonyu

Ep 26: The Wiggle Master with Alex Murray

ENYC comedian and children's performer Alex Murray talks about how moving to NYC for an acting career led to him backflipping his way into comedy, his rise to fame as "Doctor Alex", the elite children's performer, and the crazy things he's seen (and been confronted with) among the wealthy housewives of New York. Follow Alex on IG:https://www.instagram.com/ralexmurray/ Follow CFH on IG:https://www.instagram.com/comediansforhire/

62 MIN2019 AUG 14
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Ep 26: The Wiggle Master with Alex Murray

Ep 25: Making a Strong Impression with Ricky Downes

ENYC comedian Ricky Downes talks about his unequivocal talent as an impressionist and voice over artist, his unusual yet refreshing methods for bringing life to the stage, and the fulfilling experience of being a tour guide for the Bronx Zoo. BONUS: Ricky performs his unbelievable spot-on impressions of Professor Snape, Bernie Sanders, Rodney Dangerfield, Christopher Walken, Gilbert Godfrey, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, George Castanza and more. You can find Ricky on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. Click here to learn more about the Wildlife Conservation Society Visit our website for more hilarious interviews and/or follow us on IG.LEAVE US A REVIEW AND WE'LL MAKE YOU COOKIES:www.listen.cfhpodcast.com

78 MIN2019 AUG 6
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Ep 25: Making a Strong Impression with Ricky Downes

Ep 24: Teaching Sex Ed as a Virgin with Amamah Sardar

ENYC comic Amamah Sardar talks about becoming a high school science teacher at the ripe age of 22, having to teach sex ed while still being a virgin herself, the crazy experience of interviewing prisoners for a post-prison assistance program, and how adulting too hard ultimately led to her “backwardsing” her way into comedy. Backwardsing: When a person takes on too much responsibility between the ages of 18-25, becomes permanently burnt out, and then spends the rest of their life flailing. Follow Amamah on IG:https://www.instagram.com/amamahsardar/? Follow CFH on IG:https://www.instagram.com/comediansforhire/

52 MIN2019 JUL 29
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Ep 24: Teaching Sex Ed as a Virgin with Amamah Sardar

Ep 23: The Jack of All Trades with Gianmarco Soresi

ENYC comic, actor, and writerGianmarco Soresi talks about the pros and cons of having an obsessively focused personality, the struggles of dating and enjoying life as a comic, and his approach for tackling potentially offensive material. For more info about Gianmarco or to book him on your show visitwww.gianmarcosoresi.com. Follow him on IG:https://www.instagram.com/gianmarcosoresi/ And don't forget about us!https://www.instagram.com/comediansforhire/

77 MIN2019 JUL 19
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Ep 23: The Jack of All Trades with Gianmarco Soresi

Ep 22: The NYC Real Estate Hustler with Christiana Jackson

ENYC comic Christiana Jackson talks about how her theater degree from Rutgers led to a 15yr career in NYC real estate, the painful process of dealing with snobby (and sometimes racist) clients, and how her life-long pursuit of laughs led to her hitting the stage.

93 MIN2019 JUL 10
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Ep 22: The NYC Real Estate Hustler with Christiana Jackson

Ep 21: Gettin' Roasty and Wild with Maddy Smith

ENYC comic and Wild 'n Out cast member Maddy Smith shares how she went from being a new comic just 3 years ago to landing a 16 episode role on MTV's Wild 'n Out, how competing in roast battles helped her become a better comedian, and the various insecurities that arise on the road to fame. Catch Maddy's Wild 'n Out debut on July 7th, 2019 on VH1.

70 MIN2019 JUN 24
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Ep 21: Gettin' Roasty and Wild with Maddy Smith
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