Clean Comedy TimeAug 03, 2020
This Clean Comedy Time Podcast episode is a replay of one of our favorites, Kyle Yamada. Kyle Yamada, or “Mountain Rice Paddy,” is from South Dakota. We last spoke with Kyle in December 2020 when he had just recorded his DryBar special. Since then, he’s become the owner of Gutty’s Comedy Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s continued touring, and about 800 days later - his DryBar special is out! You can find Kyle’s special - Midwest Sushi - right now on the DryBar app. Kyle shares his struggle with stereotypes, love languages, and inconsistent accents. Let's revisit our talk with him about the good, the bad and the funny.
DryBar: Kyle Yamada - Midwest Sushi
More on his website: https://www.kyleyamadacomedy.com
Find Jason on his website: www.jasonearls.com
@Jasonearls just about everywhere
The book we mentioned: A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America by David K. Shipler Please find it at your local bookstore
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Mary Santora. Her comedy is slightly dark and incredibly quick and her debut album “Hillbilly Boujee” hit #1 on both iTunes and Amazon, and #5 on Billboard with tracks heard regularly on SiriusXM. Mary joined us at the Gilda’s LaughFest Recovery Showcase and we talk with her about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Get Mary Santora's Album "Hillbilly Bougee" on BandCamp
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Matt Conn. Matt is a Detroit based comic, a veteran of the World Famous Hollywood Comedy Store and is a regular at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle where he was a finalist in the Detroit to L.A. competition. We’re going to talk with him about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Find Matt on Facebook
On his YouTube Channel
See an animated version of his stall bit
In this special Clean Comedy Time Podcast episode, we’re introducing you to another podcast Aaron Sorrels is doing with Jason Earls about the Soapstone Comedy Club in Horizon Worlds, Well MetaVersed. You can find episodes on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.
In this episode of Well MetaVersed - Drama Driven Culture.
Jason Earls is a gifted storyteller, comedian, actor, and author with the unique ability to connect to the heart of ALL people. Jason is the star of the weekly TV series “Kids Beach Club” which airs nationally and is the winner of four prestigious Telly Awards for excellence in television programming. When he’s not on stage, he's most likely spending time with his bride of over 20 years, Terri, and their beautiful children. Jason is on a mission: He doesn’t live to make you laugh; he makes you laugh to help you live!
Known as the Unemployed Alcoholic, Aaron Sorrels helps people laugh while sharing his journey through addiction and recovery. Aaron is the cofounder and cohost of Clean Comedy Time, the cohost of the Well MetaVersed podcast, and the world creator of the soapstone comedy club in Horizon Worlds, a virtual reality comedy club with over 10,000 visitors each week.
Maher Matta has been making people laugh since elementary school and these days he performs around the country, he has a top-5 DryBar special, Personally speaking and is a regular at the Arab American Comedy Festival at New York’s Gotham Comedy Club. We talk with him about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Maher Matta joins Clean Comedy Time on April 23 - The Playhouse at Whitelake
Find Maher Matta on his new website mahermatta.com
Stream his DryBar Special - Personally Speaking
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Rebecca Concepcion. She loves coffee, travel, reading, and her daughter, in that order. We talk with her about the good, the bad, and the funny.
You can find Rebecca on Facebook.
Check out her New Faces of Comedy show, every-other Wednesdays - JP's West at 22234 W Warren Ave, Detroit MI 48239
See Rebecca Concepcion at the Clean Comedy Time show, April 23 - The Playhouse at Whitelake
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is David Steves! David is based in Kalamazoo, a veteran of the United States Army, and a single dad. We talk with him about the good, the bad, and the funny.
We also get to learn about engagement, which David defines as "Getting others to operate, not from how they do individually, but how we’re all going to achieve together."
David joins us on a show, April 23 at The Playhouse at Whitelake.
And, find him at Demented Peach Productions.
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Steve Jerk! Steve is an Indianapolis based comic, single-father, male nurse, and man of faith. We talk with him about the good, the bad, and the funny. We also talk about singing telegrams, and fundraising.
Book Steve Jerk through Gig Salad.
Don't miss the 2022 Laugher RX Symposium at Laugh Fest.
Friday, March 18 at 8:30 a.m. for a symposium at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids!
Both in person and live virtual broadcast options are available.
Earn 3 Continuing Education Credits in nursing or social work!
and we mentioned some books about fundraising by Patrick McLaughlin.
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Joby Saad. Joby grew up in Nashville performing magic shows for kids birthday parties until abracadabra - comedy! Today Joby is also known as the Village Idiot, has a video series called "Videots" and a new DryBar Special. We’re going to talk to him about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Find Joby Saad on his website: https://jobysaad.com
Be sure to watch his DryBar Special - Joby Saad, Village Idiot.
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Chris Young. Chris is a Michigan-based comic with a DryBar special called "Boyant Mon.” Chris takes real-life experiences and turns them into laughs. We talk with him about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Be sure to watch Chris Young on his DryBar Special “Boyant Mon"
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Hoss Ridgeway. Hoss is a comedian, musician, pastor, children’s book author, father, husband, and now - podcast guest. We talk with him about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Season 2 in Review (part 2)
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is … everybody - Part 2. We’re talking a 2-part look back at season 2, with all our guests we’ve talked to about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Part 2 includes some of the best moments of season 2 including Dany Redwine, a bonus episode with Kara Coraci, Cam "Big Fella" Rowe, Mark James Heath, Nishy XL, Michelle Krajecki, Adam Degi, Andrea Caspari, Comic Doc Vien Phommachanh, Rik Roberts, and Jeff Jena.
Season three starts soon! So, be sure to like and subscribe. You don't want to miss an episode.
Season 2 in Review (part 1)
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is … everybody - Part 1. We’re talking a 2-part look back at season 2, with all our guests we’ve talked to about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Part 1 includes some of the best moments of season 2 including Leslie Battle, Ryan Roe, Jeff Shaw, Dwayne Brake, Brian Atkinson, Derek Lee Feltner, Nardos Osterhart, Robert G. Lee, Rhonda Corey, June Colson, and Allen Trieu.
Part 2 will be out in January with Dany Redwine, Cam Rowe, Mark James Heath, Nishy XL, Michelle Krajecki, Adam Degi, Andrea Caspari, Vien Phommachanh, Rik Roberts, and Jeff Jena.
Jeff Jena is a clean comedian who has been performing for over 40 years at over 1000 venues. He’s been a TV star and has a DryBar special. We talk to him about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Join his Jeffrey Jena Comedy Fans Facebook Group.
And if you want to hire him, he's got email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Rik Roberts; a corporate entertainer, keynote speaker, Barney Fife tribute actor, and comedian’s mentor with over 250 episodes in his School of Laughs podcast. We’re going to talk with him about the good, the bad, and the funny.
You can find Rik on his website RikRoberts.com
And his School of Laughs Podcast.
Our Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Vien Phommachanh. Doctor, Phommachanh is the #1 Ranked Laotian, Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor/Comedian in Southwest Florida. Brian and Aaron talk with him about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Yes, he is a real life doctor. Seriously. Dr. Phommachanh is a practicing ear, nose, and throat doctor in Sarasota, FL. During the daytime, Dr. Phommachanh is really helpful if you have an ear infection, runny nose, or sore throat. Call for an appointment.
You can find Vien on his website: ComicDoc.com
With links to his social media (mostly Comic Doc) found there.
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Andrea Caspari. Andrea is a Kansas City based comic, the 2019 Pasadena Clean Comedy Challenge Champion, and has recorded a Dry Bar special. We talk with her about the good, the bad, and the funny.
You can find Andrea Caspari on Facebook.
Whatever you do, don't expect much from her website: Andreacaspari.com
From tales of plus-sized shopping to stories of her day job as a high school English teacher, Caspari brings a unique voice to comedy. She often incorporates poetry, rapping, and singing into her performances. Caspari recently won the Clean Comedy Challenge at the legendary Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California. Her Dry Bar special will be out in the next few months.
She was named the Funniest Female Comedian in Kansas City, was the winner of 95.7 the Vibe's Big Break, and regularly produces and headlines her own showcases at clubs and colleges around the nation. She is a humorist and motivational speaker who performs for corporations and schools.
Caspari has shared the stage with Arsenio Hall, Pauly Shore, Charlie Murphy, Leanne Morgan, Wendy Liebman, Joe "Mr. D" Dombrowski, Gina Brillon (AGT Finalist 2021), Colin Kane, Jen Kober, Devin Siebold (from Bored Teachers), Luenell, Jeffrey Ross, Ian Bagg, Fortune Feimster, Chris Porter, Robert Schimmel, Jo Koy, Eric Schwartz, Tommy Davidson, Jim Breuer, Bobby Lee, Lynne Koplitz, and many others.
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Adam Degi. Adam Degi isn't just another straight white male comedian. He's bald, and his talent and joke writing separates him from the pack. Adam is a two-time cancer survivor and has a brand new album release on deck. We talk with Adam about the good, the bad, and the funny.
You can find Adam Degi on his website: https://www.adamdegicomedy.com
Where you'll find links to all his social media.
Learn more about his cancer experience: https://www.skincancer.org/blog/uniting-to-fight-skin-cancer/
Download his first album: His Name is My Name Too: https://music.apple.com/us/album/his-name-is-my-name-too/1459285179
Adam's 2nd Album, ‘Limp Nodes’ will be available in November, 2021 on iTunes, Spotify and more.
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Chicago-based comedian and speaker, Michelle Krajecki. Michelle is a graduate of the Second City Training Program, and Zanies. Her comedy transcends gender, age, perspectives and blood types. Michelle is a former special education teacher, who brings a unique perspective from parenting her own two kids with ADD and on the spectrum. Brian and Aaron talk with her about the good, the bad, and the funny.
You can find Michelle on her website: MichelleKcomedy.com
Our Clean Comedy Time guest is Nishy XL, your clean dark comedian, immigrant mom with an MBa. Learn about her upcoming Hulu special, "Comedy Invasion" and how weird her husband's name is. Aaron and Brian talk with her about the good, the bad, and the funny.
You can find Nishy XL on at her new website: NishyXL.com
And, on Instagram: NishyXL
Mark James Heath
Our Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Mark James Heath. Mark is a poet and comedian who was born and raised in Chicago, spent some time in Canada, and appeared on the NBC/Universal show, "Breakout Comedy Fest. Brian and Aaron talk with Mark about the good, the bad, and the funny.
You can find Mark James Heath on
Or email him: email@example.com
Kara Coraci II
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast welcomes Kara Coraci. Kara is is a Detroit area comic who performed on our first showcase. Aaron and Brian sat down with Kara and talked about her involvement in the Motor City Comedy Festival, moving from improv to standup, and her husband's voice.
More about Kara Coraci
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Allen Trieu. Allen is a comedian and sportswriter who grew up juuuust a bit outside Holland, MI. Aaron and Brian learn about how he and his wife started dating at the grocery store, PLU code strategies, and maintaining balance between so many different interests - and of course, the good, the bad, and the funny.
Allen Trieu's album, "A Cry for Help" is available for sale on
And the socials:
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is June Colson. June is a comedian, writer, and winner of the 2020 Clean Comedy Challenge. She was born in Indiana but raised in Kentucky, making her part Hoosier and part Hillbilly - a Hoobilly! June appeared at one of our first live shows in 2021 and before she headed out, talked with Aaron and Brian about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Find June Colson at her website: JuneColson.com
Robert G. Lee and Rhonda Corey
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guests are Robert G. Lee and Rhonda Corey. Robert is a 30-year veteran comedian and writer, including sitcom warm-ups, books, and VeggieTales. Rhonda is the 2018 winner of the Clean Comedy Challenge and is getting ready to record her first DryBar special. Brian and Aaron got back to in-person performances and in-person podcast recordings where they had a pre-show conversation with Rhonda and Robert about the good, the bad, and the funny.
You can find our guests on their websites - and everything else from there:
The Clean Comedy Time Guest is Nardos Osterhart. Nardos comes to the Grand Rapids area from the far-away lands of Ethiopia, Nigeria, Germany, and Oklahoma. Along with her one-woman show, "Halfrican" Nardos has recently turned out her comedy album, "Nice Try." Aaron and Brian talk with Nardos about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Find Nardos Osterhart everywhere:
Derek Lee Feltner
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is the "deliciously awkward" Derek Lee Feltner. Derek has an amazing comic mind that should really be experienced to fully appreciate. And, even then, you might find yourself saying "I think I like this" or "stop doing comedy." Either way, Derek had Aaron and Brian laughing throughout the good, the bad, and the funny.
You can find Derek Lee Feltner on:
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Brian Atkinson. Brian is a Grand Rapids, Michigan based clean comedian and voice actor. He is the co-host and co-founder of Clean Comedy Time, who holds the stage with his voice and adult-smart but family-friendly comedy; his good guy persona gives way to surprising twists. No surprise - Brian had a great time doing most of the talking in this episode as Aaron asked him about the good, the bad, and the funny.
Brian is easy to find on social media and his website as BrianAcomedian.
Plus a newly updated website: TearablePuns
He's recorded some Audio Books
Available on Amazon and Audible: Sunstone (over 40 voices) or Cuban Chickie Boom
and appearing in the comedian directory:
and of course - Clean Comedy Time
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Dwayne Brake! Aaron and Brian talk with this New Jersey-based comic about his family, where he wants to perform comedy, how he got the nickname "D-Smooth," and of course, the good, the bad, and the funny.
Find Dwayne (D-Smooth) Brake on Facebook.
Dwayne Brake on YouTube: Funny & Amen Playlist
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is Jeff Shaw! Jeff has brand new number one comedy album, a couple decades of performing on cruise ships, plus his first DryBar special with a second one on deck. Jeff delivers a master-class on the comedic voice, while Brian and Aaron talk with him about the good, the bad, and the funny.
You can find everything you can imagine about Jeff Shaw on his website: https://jeffthefundude.com
New Album: Jeff with Two F's
Current DryBar special: Manly Girly Man
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest this week is Ryan Roe. Ryan is a fresh-faced young comic from Philadelphia. Brian and Aaron talk with him about the good, the bad, and the funny. Of course his career took a stutter when the pandemic hit - but as an Eagle Scout, and olympic curling expert, Ryan persevered.
You can find Ryan Roe in lots of different places:
Year in Review
The Clean Comedy time Podcast is celebrating our first season, and first year, with a best-of show. This episode includes some of our favorite moments with our guests over the entire first season, and we look back at our first year of doing comedy shows in clubs, halls, and churches. Our comedians reflect on their material, how things changed during the COVID-19 quarantine, and how we can't wait to get back out there.
You'll find us on our websites:
And all sorts of social media.
Kyle Yamada was born in California, raised in South Dakota, and lives in Minnesota. Kyle is a nationally touring comedian who just shot his first DryBar Comedy Special. Brian and Aaron talk with him about growing up half-Japanese, the worst sushi, and an unexpected experience at a steakhouse.
You can find Kyle Yamada on his website: https://www.kyleyamadacomedy.com
Gerrit Elzinga is the (furloughed) House MC at Dr. Grins Comedy Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Brian and Aaron talk with him about the on-again, off-again nature of the comedy world right now, his magnificent beard, and how social media makes us angry.
There are so many ways to find Gerrit Elzinga!
One link to rule them all... Linktree
Or all these individual links:
Facebook: Gerrit Elzinga
Buy his albums on Bandcamp
Jon Houser is a touring comedian who calls Grand Rapids, Michigan home and specializes in American Legion shows to benefit our veterans. Aaron and Brian talk with Jon about how old school technology influences today's dating, weird movie lines, and how his time in the Boy Scouts prepared him for the pandemic.
Check jonhousercomedy.com for show and sponsor information.
Grand Rapids born and raised comedian Abbie Lemke joins the Clean Comedy Time Podcast and talks with Aaron and Brian about tips for dating while living paycheck to paycheck, her one-woman show, famous family, and losing her eyesight in Australia. Plus, we bust out our Bibles and talk scripture.
You can find Abbie on Facebook
Can you guess what Brian's early-20s poor man diet included and want some swag? Contact Brian.
Aaron and Brian welcome comedian Colton Beveridge to the Clean Comedy Time Podcast! This time, in the good, the bad, and the funny, we learn all about video games, backpacking and hiking, barbecue and the seriousness of a soda pop addiction. Oh, and it’s “squeaky-clean.”
You can find Colton Beveridge on social media and other channels:
Facebook: Kava Comedy Night
YouTube: Colton Outdoors
Cookpad App: Cold Beveridge
The Clean Comedy Time Podcast catches up with Kalamazoo (yes, it's a real place) comic Gary Augustine. Brian Atkinson and Aaron Sorrels talk with Gary about sculpting material for a specific audience, and the downfalls of fitness and haircuts.
Our Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is traveling comedian, Luis Valencia! Of course, we get down to the good, the bad, and the funny while Luis shares some expert travel tips. Aaron and Brian talk with him about where to find cookies, how to combat pizza cravings, and being a nice person.
Send Luis a friend request on Facebook.
See him at Ghosts In The Graveyard: A Backyard Halloween Show, Oct 29 at 8 PM – Oct 31 at 11 PM
Our Clean Comedy Time Podcast guest is an addiction recovery speaker, and comedy first-timer Dan Hall. Brian and Aaron talk with him about helping people with their recovery, and of course, the good, the bad, and the funny.
You can get in touch with Dan Hall about being a speaker, or your own recovery, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re looking for a speaker, please put SPEAKER in the subject of your message.
When you think "podcast" - you gotta think - "juggler!" The amazing Will Juggle talks with Brian Atkinson and Aaron Sorrels on the Clean Comedy Time Podcast. We talk about how Will learned his craft and what it's like, now that he's out of prison. And of course, we get down to the good, the bad, and the funny.
More about Will Juggle
Shari Savage joins the Clean Comedy Time podcast and talks with Brian Atkinson and Aaron Sorrels about the good, the bad, and the funny. We find out all about her big projects, gratitude, gardening, and beach building.
More about Shari Savage
This episode: Aaron Sorrels is also our guest as Brian Atkinson interviews his cohost on the Clean Comedy Time Podcast. Of course, we still talk about the good, the bad, and the funny, but this time, Aaron gets a taste of his own medicine.
Matt Harper joins Aaron Sorrels and Brian Atkinson on the Clean Comedy Time Podcast. We celebrate Matt's own long-running podcast, the comedy rooms he runs, and talk about the funny side of clothes-shopping and hitting rock-bottom.
This episode of the Clean Comedy Time Podcast shows off the comedy of Justin Connor. Brian Atkinson and Aaron Sorrels talk with Justin about how he's spending his time these days, and what's funny about gardening, ghosts, and fast-food.
Follow Justin Connor on Twitter