She Does Stand Up Too?
By Matthew Broussard
She Does Stand Up Too?Nov 30, 2022
Jared Freid talks about applying a day job regimen to being a comic, his open mic hustle, how good hosting requires being a selfless douchebag, and how having money is, actually, pretty helpful.
Rafi started Brazil's stand up scene, became a national icon, then moved to NYC to perfect his comedy in a second language. We hear his stories about importing an artform, transitioning from a national superstar to a local unknown, and getting sued for jokes. Maybe he'll get sued for this episode!
Jon Borromeo: Stand Up NY Chief of Staff, Talent, and Operation
Jon is delightfully transparent in talking about how he runs and books a top club in NYC. Great insights about the expendability of comedians, building work/social boundaries, and how he stumbled into comedy after working in oil and gas events and for (gasp) the RNC. He even shares some personal struggles about the party life catching up to him and coming out to the comedy community.
Isabel Hagen's was an accomplished artist before she picked up a microphone. A professional violist for twenty years, performing on Broadway and Bjork, she got the itch for stand up. She tells us how she barked on street corners with her viola on her back, the jump from one dream to another, and how to make performance anxiety a comedy weapon.
Writing routines and organization
Laura and Matthew discuss how to organize your writing, good habit for building material, and why Bad Ideas are a good idea.
Matt performs for the Illuminati and gets sexually harassed at a college show, Laura gets passed!
I think the title says it all.
The hilarious Emma Willman (Netflix, Colbert, Crazy Ex Girlfriend) talks comedy classes in Boston, Swastika bumper stickers in Rhode Island, and bombing in front of her mom so hard that she had to go to grad school.
Our funniest episode yet with the HILARIOUS Nathan “Rooster” Macintosh. After graduating from Canada, he came to bomb at open mics in New York City before performing on Colbert, Conan, and Fallon. He screams at us about his dream of getting blown in New Zealand, why you should film and post every single set, and how Wall E is a prescient apocalyptic masterpiece.
Laura auditions for a New York Comedy Club. Which one? Listen to find out. Matthew talks "killing your babies" and Laura talks abortion jokes. Which, oddly, not related.
JP Buck: CONAN Supervising Producer
JP Buck, who booked stand up for CONAN, talks about what makes comics and their late night sets great, the future of stand up, and why he hates the word "gatekeeper."
New York Comedy Club President of Operations Brian Morton
By way of Zanies and Laugh Factory Chicago, New York Comedy Club's fresh new President of Operations tells us his path through the industry, his passion for comedians, and the importance of adapting to new platforms. Brian shares harrowing tales and wonderful advice for comics of all levels in this new Comedians' Boom.
Tour Bus Wellness Consultant
Matthew's back from touring with Berty Boy. Matthew talks being the most boring guy on the tourbus, crashing a chili cook off turned wedding, and being an underwater body double. Laura talks shit on Matthew's swimming and is jealous of the dates Bert took him on.
Laura and Matthew talk about the downfalls of booking shows, how terrible March was, how to smoke cigars, and more. Follow us @mondaypunday @laurasogar and for the love of god book Laura on your shows.
Seats in Asses
Laura lugs 60 stools across boroughs, takes an edible, and does 24 minutes on an 8 minute spot. Matthew isn't cool enough to tour with Bert Kreischer.
New Meds, No Friends, and Winter Sports
Laura switches meds and becomes an episode of Euphoria, Matthew wonders why he has no friends. Winter Olympic athletes don't get paid enough and we love that.
Matthew does a Jewish birthday party and fills in for a Covid drop out. John Oliver opens for Laura (lol).
Aruba and Iceland
Laura and Matthew return from Iceland and Aruba to talk about Island incest, hypothermic snorkeling, and asking for stage time abroad.
College Shows & NACA
What is NACA? Matthew breaks down the business of college shows. Laura learns about Demi Lovato
From the ashes of Lehman Brothers rose a Phoenix named Maddy Smith, who avoided telling her coworkers about her comedy until she made it on MTV's Wild 'N Out with the controversial Nick Cannon. Matthew and Maddy talks Roasting. Laura and Maddy talk getting sexually harassed at open mics.
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Closing out October
Matthew is bad with names AND faces. Laura goes to Mexico City to find comedy en inglés. Matthew invites Laura to do a guest spot in Connecticut.
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Laura brings Big City Energy to a Virginia Bed and Breakfast, and it’s not appreciated. Matthew tries to be a little edge lord with his new set out on Comedy Central.
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Jordan Jensen had a lot of jobs before starting comedy: carpenter, musician, assistant to the disabled, and carney. She talks to us about attending hippy high school, growing up with slutty parents, and opening for her hero, Louis CK.
Ryan Moran - VP of Talent, Comedy Central
Ryan Moran, Comedy Central VP of Talent and Original Development, joins to talk about what makes good stand up, general meeting etiquette, and why he finally came around on TikTok.
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Wet Hot Un-American Summer
Laura talks about her set turned impromptu wet t-shirt contest and performing to a rufi enthusiast. Matthew recounts his role on the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and discusses prepping for his upcoming Comedy Central set.
Jay Jurden one of Vulture’s 10 Comics to Watch talks about being queer, black, Southern, left handed, a theater kid and a lover of jokes. We explore how he straddles the alt and club comedy scene in NYC and how it’s cool to try at open mics.
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On the Road Again
Matthew and Laura are back from their travels. Matthew tells Tale of Two Austins. They espouse the virtues and vices of Dirtbag Hustle. Laura bombs and then unbombs in front of Joe Rogan.
Shayne Smith shares stories of growing up in small town Utah, reforming from a life of crime, working naked at a t-shirt factory, divorcing a comedy club waitress, lawless bar shows, and how a guy with face tattoos blew up performing clean comedy to Mormons.
A 19 year veteran of comedy, the hilarious Liz Miele shares stories from her rollercoaster, including being chaperoned to open mics as a high schooler, passing out flyers while doing homework, handling career plateaus, making your own opportunities, and the importance of being nice to yourself through the whole process. Also cats.
New York is (not) Dead
Matthew and Laura reflect on comedy during and after a global pandemic, Laura almost gets attacked on stage (again), Matthew has a diva moment at an outdoor cafe.
Caitlin Peluffo talks about her day job as a blue collar Charlotte, the thrill of dating coworkers, going from dirty comedy to opening for Brian Regan, and getting caught stalking Dave Attell.
The Comedy Cellar - Bill Grundfest Part 2
In Part 2 of our conversation with Bill Grundfest we talk about the origins of the Comedy Cellar! Bill shares the story of walking into a dirty basement and transforming it into the best comedy club in the world.
Comedy History - Bill Grundfest Part 1
In this episode of She Does Stand Up Too? Matthew and Laura interview Bill Grundfest, the founder of the legendary Comedy Cellar. In Part 1 we talk to him about some comedy history and how he discovered talents like Jon Stewart, Bill Maher and Ray Romano.
Dan Soder talks about starting comedy as a college kid in Tempe, moving to NYC to learn that he's not funny, how his radio career almost killed his film career, and what it feels like to fill a room after years of apologizing to club servers for low turnout.
Eric Neumann talks about starting comedy at NYC bringer shows, crying after getting passed at the Cellar, showcasing for JFL 14 times, and the perils of f*cking the comedy club waitstaff.
18: Usama Siddiquee!
Comedian/beatboxer/med school drop out Usama Siddiquee talks about "Nein Eleven", How America's Got Talent is like an open mic and almost ODing on bagels. Laura teaches us how to pick up German flight attendants. Aladdin wore Spanx.
17: The Tiny Cupboard
Laura and Matthew sit down with producers and entrepreneurs Amy Wong and Matt Rosenblum to talk about how they came to run the most happening post-Covid venue in New York. Their Tiny Cupboard in Bushwick started as a 10 person studio show and has become host to multiple nightly rooftop shows, featuring packed crowds and the best comics in New York. We learn tips for good producing and good business.
16: Matteo Lane!!
Laura and Matthew speak with the multitalented Matteo Lane! He talks opera, the open mic work week, being supported by women in comedy, and bringing his full identity into his standup. Math is gay, hot comics, Bob the Drag Queen calls in and makes a request.
15: Joke Structure 101
¡NERD ALERT! This is a nuts-and-bolts dry dive into comedy writing. Matthew mansplains to Laura what *he thinks* makes a joke a joke and how to better find and polish punchlines. Part 1 of 2.
14: Taylor Tomlinson!!
Hot off her Netflix special, Taylor Tomlinson talks her accidental residency in Philly, performing to umbrellas, opening for a popcorn machine, and how to be taken seriously as a woman in comedy (wear a backpack).
13: JP "Connecticut Polo Grounds Looking" McDade
Matthew and Laura talk with JP about his journey from Comedy Cellar patron to performer. Laura and JP share NY open mic war stories of naked poets and raccoons on leashes. Matthew and JP agree morning radio is more painful than swimming. Denzel Washington, Al Pancino, and Robin Williams were stuck in an elevator. JP talks commuting to comedy from your parents’ house and holding hands with Shaq.
12: Ukulelian's are Incidental to the Dining Experience
Musician's Matthew Broussard and Laura Sogar discuss (musical?) comedy's return (?), Jerry Seinfeld's hot takes, Matthew prefers rooftop shows while Laura has Big Park Energy, Booking a Speakeasy Comedy Show.
11: Dave Chappelle has coffee with Password the Cat
Dave Chappelle opens for Matthew Broussard. Laura's never taking off this wristband. Password finally gets stage time. Antibody positivity.
10: With Gianmarco Soresi! Jerry Seinfeld can't act, The spokesperson of GE, Googled by Billy Crystal
Matt and Laura talk with Gianmarco Soresi about the upsides and downsides of coming into stand up comedy with an acting background, and Matthew and Gianmarco’s experience of being in a movie with Billy Crystal.
8: I will do your Zoom show
Matthew and Laura undergo an immersive in-law experience. Matthew gets better at math and worse at comedy. Laura is a Sucker for a Syllabus II. Matthew’s hate/hate relationship with Zoom shows.
7: Matthew and Laura’s unfounded financial forecasts: Quarantine Edition
Matthew and Laura make unfounded financial forecasts, discuss comedy tastes during tough times, and how every comic is currently live on Instagram. Matthew could really use some tips on how to survive quarantine with his girlfriend’s parents.
6: **** Center For Fiction, Can you get kicked off an open mic?, Matthew gets cancelled (?), Big Breaks
Clearly taped before quarantines… Matthew and Laura discuss the silver lining to bad press, big breaks, producing a show and the simple joy of watching comics fight on Facebook.
5: Hannibal Buress lives for comedy, Asking for recommendations, Why do comics love Facebook, diversity in comedy, stressful rhetoric in politics
In this week's episode Laura and Matthew talk about using social media, asking to get on shows, feeling awkward at a mic, how to be more like Hannibal Buress, and a little bit about Trumps rhetoric at the end (really sorry). Follow us on IG at @SheDoesStandUpToo and please rate/review the podcast so that we can enjoy a little endorphin rush, thanks!
4: Witcher Addiction, Best NYC Mic in Town, Hosting, Laura’s first (and probably last) set at the Cellar, Biting the Bullet, Matt observes a two drink minimum, A child actor walks into an elevator…
Laura hosts a mic, Matthew sits in the audience, Laura doesn't book a commercial, Matthew shares thoughts on bringer shows, fraud syndrome (or just realizing you're an actual fraud)
3: Ambush Comedy, Rumors about Canada, Atlanta doesn’t like Laura, Comedy is Science not Art
Laura performs in SF, Atlanta and Vancouver. Matthew talks about posting clips of your standup online and how he's never sneezed on stage. Laura gets in a strangers car because "comedians are safe people right?".
This episode was recorded before episode 2 (please send all hate mail to Matthew) so good luck with the timeline.
2: Sucker for a syllabus
Matthew and Laura discuss writing, comedy classes, balancing work with comedy and if you can be happy AND funny. Laura calls Matthew out and almost violates one of his NDA's.
She Does Stand Up Too?
Matthew Broussard has done stand up comedy for almost a decade. His girlfriend, Laura Sogar, just started. Together they explore all aspects of stand up, from joke writing to gender dynamics through their disparate levels of experience. They address the awkwardness and talk to comics about how comedy affects relationships and how relationships affect comedy.
1: Probably going to fight about this podcast
Matthew and Laura talk about how weird it is when your girlfriend starts doing stand up comedy. Matthew gives advice and Laura mostly ignores it.