stand up comedy

Louis CK @ The Governor's Club, The Hostless Oscars & More

Sean Brian, and Dmitry review the Louis CK’s latest set at the Governor’s Club. We also touch on Kevin Hart’s decision to not host the Oscar’s.

Mel Talk w/ Melissa Shoshahi

Melissa Shoshahi is an Iranian-American stand-up comedian and writer based in Los Angeles. Performing across the country and Canada, Melissa brings her witty personality to the stage and knows no limits when it comes to comedy - culture, politics, race and gender are all fair game. Melissa also offers insight and humor regarding her unique upbringing.

Melissa’s creativity and writing are showcased on Nickelodeon’s NickMom channel, her stand-up has been featured on the TV show Laughs on FOX, she is a NACA showcase artist performing at universities throughout the country, has her weekly podcast Mel Talk on iTunes and can currently be seen in the upcoming indie flick Lost in Austin. Festival credits include the San Francisco Comedy Competition, She Devil Comedy Festival in NY, Westside Comedy Competition and Desi Comedy Festival in San Francisco.

Promoting Skepticism Through Comedy w/ Willie Barcena

Comedian Willie Barcena is not afraid to take on religion as a stand-up comedian. In his 2016 Netflix special “The Truth Hurts” he challenges the existence of God and the accuracy of the Bible.

Willie Barcena is a comedy veteran that never shies away from a challenge. Willie’s talent has garnered him 12 appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” more than any other Latino Comedian in the history of the Tonight Show. Jay even invited Willie to perform for the troops in Afghanistan. Barcena helped provide much-needed laughter to that part of the world. 

Willie has appeared on many TV shows including: “Moesha,” “The Wayans Brothers,” and he was chosen to be the host of the popular Si-Tv production “Latino Laugh Festival – The Show.” He’s also made multiple appearances on tours such as “Que Locos,” “Latino Laugh Festival,” “Montreal’s Just for Laughs,” and “Crown Royal Latin All Stars Comedy Explosion.” Willie had his one hour Comedy Central which was received with rave reviews.

Willie joined us to discuss his career as a comedian and how hard it has been to challenge the stereotype of a Latino comic. Willie is no stranger to adversity. In his comedy he challenges religion, race and politics. Don’t miss this very funny and insightful interview with Willie Barcena!