Steve Lava

28Apr

Steve "Lava" Lavapies is an executive producer and writer who has run a number of TV and digital shows for Comedy Central and various online platforms including the program "Ridiculousness."

Through his music, we learn all about his start in comedy at the University of Pennsylvania with the college's sketch group "Mask And Wig." He shares his move to New York City story and how different living in the Big Apple was from his hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia. He gives us an inside scoop of what it was like working with Comedy Central and how he met his wife...plus how they came up for the names for his daughters. Bonus: an amazing story about his parents during WWII France.

If you loved the songs and want to know more, check out our YTunes Shuffle Nuggets Blog...extra stories and facts about the artists and songs.

We finish up the episode with our favorite game show Band Or Bar which takes place in Portland, Maine before we dive into First and Last Concert Stories.

 

Anything you loved about the show? Send an email anytime to ytunesshuffle@gmail.com

Bobbie Oliver

14Apr

Bobbie Oliver is a Georgia native comedian who has learned the comedy ropes through touring and just aiming to make the experience better for everyone. You have seen her on TNN and The Style Network and runs a comedy club called Tao Comedy Studio in Los Angeles which is a female and LGBT friendly space where classes, mics, shows AND a yearly festival takes place.

Through her music, we learn all about growing up in a trailer in the heart of Georgia with three MUCH older brothers, how she figured out she was funny in high school, when she realized you COULD be a comedian and how she started a comedy group in college because the first open mic she went to told her she was too young. From there we learn about her life on the road as a comic, how the man she'd end up marrying first depsized her and the music he introduced her to wound up becoming the inspiration for her yearly comedy festival.

If you enjoyed the songs, learn more about the artists in our blog

https://ytunesshuffle.blogspot.com/2020/04/ytunes-shuffle-with-bobbie-olivers.html

Then, we wrap up the episode with the First and Last Concert experience.

Keep up to date with Bobbie Oliver, her Greatest Hits album due out soon, and everything Tao Comedy Studio.

And you are always welcome to reach out to the show. We are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @YTunesShuffle.

Guy (Dark) Laravee

10Apr

Guy (Dark) Laravee is a longtime radio host who grew up in Falls River, Massachusetts. Through his music we learn all about how he got into radio (by being the obsessed little boy that called his favorite station), the bizarre way he met a very special woman through this career choice, and how ball room dancing really took center stage in his life as an escape from working and being "ON" all the time.

Fun fact, GUY was actually Maggi's boss for a long time in Appleton/Oshkosh, WI. If you loved his song choices, you can learn more about the artists in our most recent bloghttps://ytunesshuffle.blogspot.com/2020/04/ytunes-shuffle-with-guy-dark-and-his.html

 

The we head to Toledo, OH for BAND or BAR, before we wrap up with the stories of his First and Last Concert.

Keep up with Guy on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and you can always reach out to the show for more at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

Sandy Stec With Special Guest Mark Wallengren

7Apr

Sandy Stec is a comedian and radio host currently residing in San Francisco. She loves hikes and road trips and Christmas! Her episode was co-hosted alongside Maggi Mayfield with Los Angeles based radio talent Mark Wallengren.

Sandy Stec has worked with comedians like Kevin Hart, Chelsea Handler and Arsenio Hall and has performed regularly on Norwegian Cruise Lines. These are Sandy's #Fave5 and a little bit extra about the artist and song.

The three have been co-workers for years and in this episode you hear lots of behind the scenes stuff in the radio industry and the songs that mean the most to your hosts.

We start off by describing our new realities of working from home, what we are wearing, drinking and seeing before diving right into the music. Each radio personality describes a song that reminds them of an early job in their career! Then Mark and Maggi are taken on an emotional ride with Sandy as she shares her #Fave5 songs. We learn about how solo trips and hikes are a refresh/reset button, why you can't always possibly be "on," the emotional toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on broadcasters as well as a great story about how Google Translate failed her in France.

Sandy also opens up and shares her "Samantha Jones" moment during a recent trip in Nashville. Plus, Mark dishes out some great road trip advice.

The episode wraps up with the stories of everyone's First and Last Concert Experience before a few final words from Mark Wallengren ensuring that post-broadcast life is A-Ok!

Learn more about the songs and artists that Sandy Stec brought to the show in our blog.

Find Sandy on Twitter and Instagram.

Find Mark on Twitter and Instagram.

And you are always welcome to reach out to the show at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com or on Twitter and Instagram.

Lara Beitz

3Apr

Lara Beitz is a brilliant comedian up and coming in the Los Angeles scene, originally from Milwaukee. She is known for her work with David Spade on his show "Lights Out With David Spade." Lara also just got her name on the Comedy Store wall and took some time out of quarantine to share her music and her stories.

Through her music we learn all about her struggles with social media, her first job/career before she realized that comedy CAN be a career, growing up in the midwest and pretending to be famous in her bathroom and how she chose LA over New York. Sprinkle in some details about her road trip to LA and a few about her sister, too.

If you loved the songs, check out more about the artists and the music in our blog as wellhttps://ytunesshuffle.blogspot.com/2020/04/ytunes-shuffle-with-lara-beitzs-fave-5.html

Then we play Band Or Bar in Rhode Island before diving into her First and Last Concert experience.

Keep up with Lara and her music and comedy on Instagram or Twitter.

Plus you can chat with hosts Maggi & David directly by emailing the show ytunesshuffle@gmail.com.

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