Geronimo! Time for another ear ambush by the S&M Comedy Podcast!
Today’s super fantastic conversation is with the unflinching road dog Mike Merryfield! Yes, this is another two parter, the type of podcast we love, in which we get to share the story of a comic you probably wouldn’t hear about unless you just happened to be out at a club when he’s headlining.
We first got to meet Mike when Jamie was booked on Mike’s headlining gigs at The Comedy Spot back in September. We were so impressed with his comedy and his openness to talking to comics, we were thrilled to discover that he was going to be at Laff’s Tucson in early November, thinking it would be no problem to score an interview with him. Sure enough, here’s the first half of our podcast with Mike Merryfield.
You’ll get to hear about the struggles of the venerable road comic. How making a living from comedy gets harder and harder every day. Clubs are dying. Audiences don’t have the attention span. The way up isn’t the way out. It’s a very real conversation, but we also have lots of fun, joking around with each other, sharing stories, and getting to hear about Mike’s burgeoning successes by riding the new media of podcasting into small market terrestrial radio. We hope it works well for him; great things couldn’t happen to a better guy.
This Wednesday at The Hidden House, the infamous pre-Thanksgiving show returns from its 364 day hiatus! There’s a tight nucleus of local comics, around which a whirlwind of out of towners will be a-swirlin’; it’s honestly too much awesomeness to list! Show starts at 9pm; so get in the House and get some booze in ya!
This Thursday at Monkey Pants, there will be NO SHOW BECAUSE IT’S MOTHERFUCKING THANKSGIVING AND WE NEED A NIGHT OFF.
Get ready for First Friday Comedy at Lawn Gnome! 12/6, 10pm, BYOB stand up comedy in the backyard of a bookstore on the First Friday Art Walk–it’s so indie it hurts!
Get on over to Mike’s website and poke around a bit!
Thanks for listening; keep coming out to shows and supporting the Live, Local, Adventuring, Perilous Independent Comedy Scene!