Episode 19: Grant M. Smith & DJ Nathon Snow

April 11, 2017

Comedian and radio personality Maggi Mayfield and Hollywood's Secret Weapon David Earl Waterman, take you on a musical adventure where our guests share their playlist and talk about the songs that inspire their lives.

This week, a YTunes Shuffle first, two comedians from the very successful podcast, "An Ounce Short," Grant M. Smith & DJ Nathon Snow.  They discuss the story of how they met and how Grant got banned from an open mic in Orange County, CA.

Nathon digs into his two songs first and goes on a love rant for the state of Maine, a rant about the show LOVE, and talks about the awkwardness of being a teenager in a place where everyone is so beautiful and rich. For example, could his mom really have planted his friends in a government conspiracy?

Grant shares his two music picks next,  discussing mental health issues, the best advice he got from comedian Doug Benson, why SnapChat is the real gateway drug, and a history lesson into the rave scene in Orange County.

Their fifth song they came up with together, which is affectionately called their "How I Met Your Mother" song.

David debuts a new game called "Band Or Bar," where the guests and Maggi have to figure out if the name he says is a band name or a local bar.

See if you can count how many times the room breaks into song lyrics. All of this and more because of the music that inspires our lives. 

 

 

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Episode 18: Billy Batz

April 4, 2017

Comedian and radio personality Maggi Mayfield alongside Hollywood's Secret Weapon, David Earl Waterman dig in to talk about the underbelly of the comedy world for women. They also share their experience on Sam Seder's podcast "The Majority Report."

Our guest today is comedian, producer and musician, Billy Batz! He brings in his fave five songs and shares stories about regret, growing up in the foster system in upstate New York, where he learned to play music, performing an original hip hop song in a strip club, and why he (the hard core rocker) has a soft spot for country music. Then we dive into the usual "Guilty Pleasure" music, "Best Lyric" and "First Concert" segments. Check out Billy Batz on IG: @billybatz1 and Twitter @thebillybatz.

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Episode 17: Chuck Sklar

March 28, 2017

Comedian and radio personality Maggi Mayfield along with Hollywood's Secret Weapon, David Earl Waterman take you through comedian's playlists and find out just WHY those songs are so important in their life. 

This episode of YTunes Shuffle features one of Conan O'Brien's original writers and one of Chris Rock's current writers, Chuck Sklar! He takes us through his fave five songs and talks about all 5 of the colleges he attended, the story of how Dave Chappelle made him want to quit comedy, and demonstrates his gay vampire character during karaoke. 

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Episode 16: Ken Garr

March 21, 2017

Comedian and Radio Personality Maggi Mayfield along with Hollywoods Secret Weapon David Earl Waterman love nothing more than to talk msic and share stories with people who make art. Whether it's comedy, music or otherwise, each guest is doing something incredible to make their dreams come true in Los Angeles. Today's guest is no different.

Ken Garr is an established comedian originally from the South Side of Chicago, about to embark on his first USO tour. He also runs a very successful podcast called "Benched" with his cohost Bridget Phetasy. Ken brought his fave five songs and we discussed the commute and the danger to hang out with his first girl friend, how he was able to pay his fair share hanging out with buddies with his first part time job at the infamous Rainbow Cone, and how rap music became an important window into connecting with kids in his neighborhood as African American families started moving in and white families moved out.

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Episode 15: Sarah Hylander

March 14, 2017

Comedian/Radio Personality Maggi Mayfield and Comedian/Actor David Earl Waterman introduce Los Angeles' up and coming super stars, whether they are comedians, actors, producers, writers or jugglers. This week, Sarah Hylander is up! Quite the established comedian, you most noteably you can catch her every Sunday evening upstairs in the Belly Room at the Comedy Store. She brought in her fave five songs and talked about growing up in Louisville, KY and what it was like going to school in an all girls Catholic High School. In this episode, we find out why Sarah was named "Class Turkey," her favorite item on the Taco Bell menu, the song that reminds her of a dog's love, and what exactly the term "redneck" means to her. She is a certainly someone to watch and listen to because that sweet Kentucky accent definitely slips out!

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Episode 14: Mark Rosella

March 6, 2017

Mark is quite the accomplished producer and writer, most noteably the TV webseries, "Cul de Sac." Find out why KISS is the one concert that got away, how he got caught with an older girl in his room as a teen, and how he was involved with a stove blowing up at the neighbor's house! These are Mark Rosella's fave five songs on Y Tunes Shuffle.

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Episode 13: Mary Kennedy

February 27, 2017

You know and love her from Season 7 of the hit series "Shameless," but after listening to her regale us with tales of the summer full of concerts, running around with a race car driver, what it's like to be recognized in the worst places and when she knew her hubby was 'the one,' you'll feel like best friends. Mary Kennedy shares her fave five! @mkennedycomedy

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Episode 12: Charlie Hester

February 21, 2017

Charlie Hester may come from a small town, but she has big dreams and goals! She shares her fave five, which inspires a counter song from Maggi. Charlie also dishes on her John Registry, what it's like raising a family in an artist's home, and her pre-show comedy routine!

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Episode 11: Esteban Gast

February 12, 2017

The wanderlust comedian from Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Chicagoland...is now living in Panama working on a really cool project in the jungle! Esteban Gast took a break to share his five fave songs that remind him of each one of his homes, his struggle/non-struggle with being labeled a positive person & comedian, and how one song has gone from good, to sad, to hopeful, to great again. 

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Episode 10: Bryan Basham

February 7, 2017

Advertising producing giant and cocreator/producer of the wildly popular show "Cops Skyrim" joined Maggi and David in the studio to share his fave five. Except he brought in all COVER SONGS! Incredible. Find out all about his involvement in the underground Rastafarian scene in Kansas City, MO, the magical that keeps him in Italy and the one thing he misses about living in Kansas City. Enjoy the ride :)

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