Episode 16: Ken Garr

21Mar

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

14Mar

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

6Mar

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

27Feb

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

21Feb

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

12Feb

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

7Feb

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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Episode 9: Ryan Duggan

28Jan

Ryan Patrick Duggan is a singer/songerwriter who happened to get his start working in radio. He currently graces the airwaves of KFI Am640 as a traffic reporter. Learn about how he haggled his way into his first guitar, how a joke on Twitter nearly ruined his life, and why he quit playing music for almost 12 years. These are the five songs that inspired and enrich his life.

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Episode 8: Lewis Bloom

23Jan

Lewis Bloom is most famous for his work in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) as a broadcaster at the drag races. His other passions include photography, art, baseball and food! His five songs will take you back to Asbury Park, NJ, the Jersey Shore, the political climate in the late 70's early 80's and explore his time living in NYC after the height of the civil rights movement.

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Episode 7: Jay Washington

7Jan

Jay Washington is a sell out national touring comedian and is an amazing actor. Most recently, you've seen him on the Old Navy commercial with Amy Schumer. His five songs are incredible and weave in and out of his wrestling career, his start in stand up, and the motto to his life: perserverance and gratefulness. Check him out on all social media platforms @mrjaywashington

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