The Kira Soltanovich Show is a weekly podcast about being a professional comedian as well as a parent. Each week, Kira interviews another professional comedian and discovers how they individually raise their own children.
Ep273 - Alex Thomas
Alex is a comic, an actor, and a dad. We recorded this episode in the van in Israel. LIVE from Israel! We discuss our trip, performing for someone grieving, traveling with family as a workout, social media as a gateway, and rap music. Enjoy our chat! @iamalexthomas kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
13/12/2018 • 1 hour
Ep272 - Swapcast with The Dad Podcast
Justin Worsham is a comic, an actor, a podcaster, and a dad. We swap casts to talk about being disheveled, worried parents are good parents, childhood divorce, routines, and "the talk." justinworhsam.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
06/12/2018 • 1 hour 19 minutes 15 seconds
Ep271 - Alan Chamo
Alan is a mentalist, a hypnotist, a motivational speaker, and a dad. This was recorded on Kira's first cruise. We talk about dining room etiquette, angering the crew, sea legs, Israeli military magic, no cruise babies, mom on the road vs dad on the road, and being considerate partners. Enjoy our chat! alanchamo.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
29/11/2018 • 56 minutes 20 seconds
Ep270 - Maria Bamford
Maria is a comic, a writer, and an actress. We talk about Altadena, meet and greets, poop duola, dog surgery, losing your parents' likes, getting attention, hiking, eavesdropping, and mental health. Enjoy our chat! mariabamford.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
15/11/2018 • 56 minutes 45 seconds
Ep265 - Mary Gallagher re-release
Hopefully glitch free! If you're listening on a speaker and not getting all of the audio, try ear buds for this one. Mary is a comic, an author, an illustrator, and a mom. We talk about losing a sibling, quitting and then restarting stand up, dealing with mean girls, and longevity. Enjoy our chat! marygallagher.tv myfriendmary.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
09/11/2018 • 1 hour 11 minutes 32 seconds
Ep269 - Mormon and The Meth-Head Swapcast
Kira joins Aaron Woodall and Jessa Reed of Mormon and The Meth-Head podcast to talk everything that title means. Enjoy our chat!
01/11/2018 • 1 hour 56 minutes 1 second
Ep268 - Steve Brett Young
Steve is an author, a writer, and a comedian.
25/10/2018 • 1 hour 30 minutes 14 seconds
Ep267 - Swapcast with Comedy Pop Up from Big Sky Comedy Festival
This very special live episode/collaboration was recorded at the Big Sky Comedy Festival (@BigSkyComedy) in Billings, Montana. Welcome host Paul Antonio (@ThePaulAntonio) and guest host Kira Soltanovich (@KiraComedy) as they welcome Matthew Broussard (@MondayPunday) and Kasey Nicholson (@KrazyKaseyComedy) to the show to talk about the festival, comedy in Montana, and why we shouldn't take big city comedy for granted.
19/10/2018 • 58 minutes 16 seconds
Ep266 - Missy Grynkiewicz Hall & Mark Scroggs
Missy is a comic, an actress, a singer, a motivational speaker, and a mom. We talk about young husbands, starting stand up with a 14 year old, peeing a little, too tired for B.S.. Mark is an agent and a dad. We talk about how we met, repping comics, being nice to everyone, meeting Hollywood legends, persistence, and cut-throat comedy of the past. Enjoy our chats! missyhallcomedy.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
12/10/2018 • 56 minutes 8 seconds
Ep264 - Shannon McClain Robertson & Susan Leher Beeson
Shannon is an actress, a dancer, a writer, a producer, and a mom. Susan is the Director of Development at Geffen Academy at UCLA, a former lawyer, and a mom. We talk about social media, creating funny moms on TV, juggling work and kids, raising a child with autism, quitting the law, teaching to share, compartmentalizing, following through on threats, and working on yourself. Enjoy our chats! @shay_theactress @bossy.big.sister kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
14/09/2018 • 1 hour 6 minutes 29 seconds
Ep262 - Pat McGann
Pat is a comic, a TV host, and a dad. We talk about farsi translations, comedy rooms, spitting, L.A. niceness, Louis CK, and similar bits. Enjoy our chat! patmcganncomedy.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
06/09/2018 • 57 minutes 18 seconds
Ep262 - Mika & Craig Shoemaker
Mika is a producer, co-founder of Mommy Minutes, and a mom. Craig is a comic, an actor, an author, a motivational speaker, and a dad. They have been married for 10 years and have 3 boys and a girl. I had such a good time with them both that I decided to combine them into one big episode. A new first for the show! Enjoy our chats! mommyminutes.tv craigshoemaker.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
30/08/2018 • 1 hour 55 minutes 9 seconds
Ep261 - Ryan O'Quinn
Ryan is an actor, a producer, a comic, an author, and a dad. We talk about religion, politics, herd mentality, diversity, poop, and expectations. All the hits! Enjoy our chat! ryanoquinn.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
23/08/2018 • 52 minutes 47 seconds
Ep260 - Liz Stewart
Liz is an actress, a comic, and a mom. We talk about her birthing story, vaginal dumbbells, Groundlings, her special "I'm Crowning," hypochondria, baby theft, and pool noodles. Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
16/08/2018 • 1 hour 30 minutes 38 seconds
Ep259 - Jacob Sirof Returns
Jacob is an actor, a comic, a writer, and a dad. We talk about divorce, raising kids, bitterness, being single, strange genealogy, #metoo, dog food, broken legs, and Yakov Smirnoff. Enjoy our chat! @jacobsirof kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
09/08/2018 • 1 hour 25 minutes 32 seconds
Ep258 - Brett Gilbert Returns
Brett is a comic, an actor, an artist, and a dad. We talk about camp, graphic design, raising twins with autism, gut cleansing, respite, telling twins apart, and keeping cool. Enjoy our chat! brettgilbert.com https://www.redbubble.com/people/bgilbert kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
02/08/2018 • 47 minutes 10 seconds
Ep257 - Emily Maya Mills
Emily is a comic, an actor, and a stepmom. We discuss hippy parents, San Francisco, being bad kids, step parenting, sleeping in your contacts (don't do it!), attic bedroom, molestation, and new money. Enjoy our chat! emilymayamills.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
26/07/2018 • 1 hour 5 minutes 18 seconds
Ep256 - Kurt Braunohler
Kurt is an actor, podcaster, a comic, and a dad. We talk about laser eye surgery, running from set as his wife started labor, big families, Korean spas, improv to stand up, drugs, and breaking chains. Enjoy our chat! kurtbraunolher.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
19/07/2018 • 56 minutes 50 seconds
Ep255 - Ron Lamprecht
Ron is a comic and a dad. We discuss lakes, mental health care for adolescents/teens, sharing, when the lantern goes out, the Air Force, dog bites, and skin flaps. Enjoy our chat! @ronlamprecht kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
12/07/2018 • 1 hour 1 minute 39 seconds
Ep254 - Lindsay Glazer
Lindsay is a criminal defense attorney, a comic, and a mom. We talk about expert witnessing, swimming lessons, boarding school, New York jackets, aggressive hugs, sleep training, and being an Alpha Bitch. Enjoy our chat! lindsayglazer.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
05/07/2018 • 1 hour 5 minutes 48 seconds
Ep253 - Susanna Brisk returns
Susanna is a former comic, an author, a sexual intuitive, and mom. We talk about "going commando," her book How To Get Laid Using Your Intuition, making jokes with your gynocologist, BDSM, stinky feet shaming, and exploring with your spouse. Enjoy our chat! sexualintuitive.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
28/06/2018 • 1 hour 22 minutes 4 seconds
Ep252 - Angelina Spicer
Angelina is an actress, a comic, and a mom. We talk about eating on the go, books, false alarms, not recognizing your baby, hustling, post-pardom, being in a psychiatric hospital, leaking on stage, and social media perception. Enjoy our chat! angelinaspicer.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
21/06/2018 • 1 hour 10 seconds
Ep251 - Felicia Michaels returns
Felicia is a comic and a mom. We discuss The Comedy Store in the 1980s, being a comedian parent, letting kids figure it out, Pervs the documentary, and yoga misunderstandings. Enjoy our chat! feliciamichaels.net kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
14/06/2018 • 54 minutes 54 seconds
Ep250 - Lahna Turner is back
Lahna is a comic, a musician, and a mom. We discuss her life since her husband (Ralphie May) passed away, grief support, being an executrix, shady businessmen, maple syrup, and moving on. Enjoy our chat! lahnaturner.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
08/06/2018 • 1 hour 12 minutes 23 seconds
Ep249 - Stephanie Blum
Stephanie is a comic, an actress, and mom. We discuss absentee parenting, Greek mythology, masturbation, c-sections, weed blueberries, the Holocaust, first periods, and we tell poop stories. Enjoy our chat! stephanieblum.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
31/05/2018 • 1 hour 46 minutes 10 seconds
Ep248 - Paula Bel
Paula is a comic and a mom. But not in that order. She was a mom well before becoming a comic. We talk about being Russian, Santa Cruz, child labor, having a release, being yourself, and letting strangers make you happy. Enjoy our chat! paulabelcomic.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
24/05/2018 • 42 minutes 23 seconds
Ep247 - Ara Basil Strikes Back
Ara is a comic, an actor, and a dad. He is back. And not to debate gun control from his last appearance. No, this time it's Star Wars. He is passionate. There are many ***SPOILERS*** for THE LAST JEDI so if you haven't seen it or THE FORCE AWAKENS, best watch them and then listen. We also talk about lying to your parents, gender, and Pirates Of The Caribbean. Enjoy our chat! thebaze.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
17/05/2018 • 56 minutes 14 seconds
Ep246 - Brendon Walsh
Brendon is a comic, an actor, podcaster, and a dad. He has a podcast on All Things Comedy called Do You Know Who Jason Segel Is?. We talk about how his baby isn't real, Korean spas, auditions, flashes of awfulness, your parents sucked, late blooming, and the road as an escape. Enjoy our chat! brendonwalsh.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
10/05/2018 • 1 hour 14 minutes 35 seconds
Ep245 - Frank Prather
Frank is a comic, a casting director, and a dad. We talk about adoption, being the best dad, being conceived in a car, bodybuilding, working class comics, tattoos, and negging. Enjoy our chat! badassdad.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
03/05/2018 • 1 hour 1 minute 14 seconds
Ep244 - Mary Kennedy
Mary is a comic, an actress, and a mom. She's back for a solo episode and we talk about dealing with bullies, getting your period, women in religion, unwanted funerals, autism, and getting your kids to do chores. Enjoy our chat! @mkennedycomedy kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
26/04/2018 • 1 hour 4 minutes 47 seconds
Ep242 - Debbie Praver
Debbie is a comic, a fitness instructor, and a mom. We talk about overcoming peanut allergies, iPad addiction, only Japanese airport, getting a goodnight's sleep in a combat zone, teaching young boys, and denying x-rays. Enjoy our chat! debbiepraver.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
13/04/2018 • 45 minutes 2 seconds
Ep241 - Ara Basil
Ara is a comic, an actor, and a dad. We talk about being Armenian, respecting mothers, growing up in Hollywood, Ron Howard, wild animals in the neighborhood, gun control (spirited debate!), and proposing marriage. Enjoy our chat! thebaze.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
06/04/2018 • 1 hour 22 minutes 47 seconds
Ep240 - Richard Pierre-Louis
Richard is a comic, an actor, and a dad. We talk about the downfall of his relationship with his son's mother, kidnapping, coming from a big family, discipline, raising a young black child in todays world, conspiracies, and Jeopardy!. Enjoy our chat! @richpierrelouis kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
30/03/2018 • 56 minutes 53 seconds
Ep239 - Aron Kader Returns
Aron is an actor, a comic, and a dad. We talk about Aron's mustache, our aging parents, kid aggression, affects of natural childbirth, vasectomies, school, South African home cooking, ethnic foods, and us being twinsies. Enjoy our chat! aronkader.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
27/03/2018 • 1 hour 13 minutes 12 seconds
Ep238 - Trae Crowder
Trae is a comic, "The Liberal Redneck," and a dad. We talk about having kids back to back, Goldberg, being liberal minded in the South, being on outsider in L.A., Charlottesville, and his real accent. Enjoy our chat! wellredcomedy.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
16/03/2018 • 1 hour 11 minutes 31 seconds
Ep237 - Shang Returns
Shang is a comic, an actor, and a dad. We talk about Trump, punk/metal, shootings, food that make kids nuts, comedy, bathroom boundaries, sugar, and texting a 9 year old. Enjoy our chat! iamshang.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
08/03/2018 • 1 hour 36 minutes 42 seconds
Ep236 - Laurie Kilmartin Returns
Laurie is a comic, a writer for Conan, an author, and a mom. She has a new book out called Dead People Suck and you can buy it everywhere. We talk about Amazon, school shootings, planning for a mom-free future, her late-father, lazy kid rescue, getting a physical, and the book. Enjoy our chat! kilmartin.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
02/03/2018 • 45 minutes 20 seconds
Ep235 - Jason and Randy Sklar
Jason and Randy are brothers, comics, actors, and dads. They have a documentary out called Poop Talk. We talk about Judaism, being selfless, traveling as comics/parents, neighborhood watch, kids in travel sports, summer camp, going by a different name, and Poop Talk. Enjoy our chat! supersklars.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
22/02/2018 • 1 hour 4 minutes 15 seconds
Ep234 - Bryan Erwin Returns
Bryan is a writer, a comic, and a dad. He has a new movie out called Fixed. Check it out wherever you get movies on-demand. We talk about kids aging you, mustaches, embracing being a full time dad, birthday parties, touchy adults, summer camps, big families, and his film Fixed. Enjoy our chat! @bryanerwin kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
15/02/2018 • 1 hour 11 minutes 22 seconds
Ep233 - Jevin and L'Marie Smith
Jevin is an actor, director, DJ, and a dad and L'Marie is an actress, a businesswoman, and a mom. They have 4 kids and they all act in commercials together, as a family! We talk about kids going through puberty, growing up in L.A., family auditions, tummy tucks, fighting with other parents, and antibiotics. Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
08/02/2018 • 1 hour 6 minutes 4 seconds
Ep232 - Debi Bradshaw
Debi is an actress, a writer, a comic, and a mom. We talk about being midwestern, sketch/improv, how our kids won't eat, yelling, structure, and encouraging independence. Enjoy our chat! @lilmamadeb kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
01/02/2018 • 1 hour 8 minutes 18 seconds
Ep231 - Carlos Oscar
Carlos is a comic, an actor, an Air Force Veteran, and a dad. We talk about putting kids through college with comedy, Eddie Murphy, how to set up a comedy room, getting paid ridiculous sums of money, latino shows, Net Neutrality, and he teases us with a big story so we'll have to have him back. Enjoy our chat! carlososcar.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
25/01/2018 • 1 hour 7 minutes 15 seconds
Ep230 - Lesley Wolff Returns
Lesley is an actress, casting director, stand up teacher, and a mom. We discuss grocery shopping, peeing in public, photography, ethics, multi-tasking, divorced parents, and dealing with your mom after motherhood. Enjoy our chat! wolffcasting.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
18/01/2018 • 1 hour 11 minutes 12 seconds
Ep229 - Kurt Long
Kurt is an actor, a teacher, a podcaster, and a dad. You've seen his face, guaranteed, perhaps on Disney's Liv And Maddie. We talk about his podcast Dudes Of Future Past, chin hairs, Minecraft, teaching kids improv, sibling rivalry, show business vs parenting, finding Kurt's long lost sister, and his vasectomy. Enjoy our chat! @kurtlong kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
12/01/2018 • 1 hour 12 minutes 10 seconds
Ep228 - Ro DelleGrazie is back
Ro is back for the 3rd time. She is a comic, an actress, a writer, and a mom. We talk about avoiding raising a killer, bye bye balloon, bargain shopping, and traveling for the holidays. Enjoy our chat! rodellegrazie.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
04/01/2018 • 45 minutes 36 seconds
Ep227 - Ghost Update
This is not a normal episode of the show. There's no guest, although technically we do talk about an unwanted guest/ghost. Producer Aaron and I talk about getting rid of the ghost (which may have worked!), a new parenting book I'm reading, a snorkeling trip cancelled, and the trials of fertility. Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
28/12/2017 • 42 minutes 17 seconds
Ep226 - Sonya King
Sonya is a comic, a speaker, an author, an animal communicator, and a mom. We talk about her incredible gift, figuring out Kira's ghost situation, and raising a son with autism. Enjoy our chat! sonyaking.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
21/12/2017 • 1 hour 16 minutes 4 seconds
Ep225 - Johnny Beehner
Johnny is a comic and a dad. We talk about his last name, sneaking out, stealing cars, driving on hot asphalt, having more kids?, doing the road, performing on Letterman, and Brayden tells jokes. Enjoy our chat! johnnybeehner.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
14/12/2017 • 1 hour 15 minutes 41 seconds
Ep224 - Chris Wylde
Chris is an actor, late night host, Kira's web series husband, and a dad. We talk about regrettable IMDb credits, our undeniable chemistry, Legoland hotel, keeping the kids entertained, Wegmans, having ministers for parents, India, and Dadholes. Enjoy our chat! chriswylde.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
07/12/2017 • 55 minutes 6 seconds
Ep223 - Mike Phirman
Mike is a comedian, musician, producer, a visual effects artist, and a dad. He is a delight. We talk about stepdads, talking your way out of a fight, dueling doulas, Mike's unusual malady, and his new venture into kids music (that adults can enjoy too). Enjoy our chat! mikephirman.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
01/12/2017 • 1 hour 12 minutes 57 seconds
Ep222 - Jeff Kreisler
Jeff Kreisler is an author, a writer, a comic, and a dad. He has a new book out called "Dollars and Sense" to go along with his previous book "Get Rich Cheating." We talk about other peoples' privates, his smart upbringing, SF vs LA, 4 heart surgeries and 5 stents, retail therapy, getting political, and tough love. Enjoy our chat! jeffkreisler.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
16/11/2017 • 1 hour 11 minutes
Ep221 - Adam Gropman Returns
Adam is a writer, an actor, a comic, and a dad. We talk about Donald Trump, Adam's podcast 5 Chords And The Truth, Harvey Weinstein, Peachheads, minding your temper, minding your glass, and Korean spas. Enjoy our chat! adamgropman.com kiracomedy.com careeningkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
09/11/2017 • 1 hour 1 minute 36 seconds
Ep220 - Paul Virzi, Murray Valeriano, & Doug Stanhope
All Things Comedy hosts Paul Virzi (the Virzi Effect) and Murray Valeriano (Road Stories) join Kira from the 1st ever All Things Comedy Comedy Festival in Phoenix. Oh, and Doug Stanhope (Doug Stanhope Podcast) crashes the podcast. Enjoy! paulvirzi.com murrayvaleriano.com dougstanhope.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
02/11/2017 • 54 minutes 55 seconds
Ep219 - Michele Dahl
Michele is a writer and a mom. We talk about speedballs, moving to LA while pregnant, The Micheles, PTAing, safety first, sibling rivalry, domestic partnership, 7th Heaven, and the worst people. Enjoy our chat! suchadahl.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
26/10/2017 • 1 hour 30 seconds
Ep218 - Yoursie Thomas
Yoursie is a comic and a dad. Yoursie has a unique name and has lived an incredible life. We talk about sports, the one time Kira was mean to Yoursie, drugs, his mom being a heroin addict, his 7 siblings fending for themselves, Kira's hip hop grandma, his son's acting career, trying to raise kids that live in other states, and nature vs nurture. @iyoursie kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
20/10/2017 • 1 hour 16 minutes 30 seconds
Ep217 - Nicole Blaine Returns!
Nicole is a comic, a writer, producer, and a mom. You should definitely listen back to her 1st episode to hear about her mom and crack (Ep102) but it is not required for this one. We talk about catching your kids in lies, Christian preschools, trying to be positive parents, breaking up with a therapist via podcast, joke writing, and Hugh Hefner. Enjoy our chat! nicoleblaine.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
12/10/2017 • 1 hour 10 minutes 58 seconds
Ep216 - Adam Cozens
Adam is a comic, a writer, and a dad. We talk about personal branding, starting comedy, losing track of your kids' age, watching birth, picking up slack, high school wrestling, bird watching, and testicles. Enjoy our chat! adamcozens.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
05/10/2017 • 1 hour 13 minutes 39 seconds
Ep215 - Burt Teplitzky
Burt is an author, a producer, a comic, and a dad. Burt has written several books including: Sell It With Humor, Stand Up For Your Success, and his latest It's Not Going To Be Okay... But That's Okay. We talk about meeting his wife in an interesting way, politics, comedy business, having "the talk," small donations, and using last names. Facebook.com/burtwithau kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
28/09/2017 • 1 hour 16 minutes 1 second
Ep214 - Jon Schabl
Jon is a comic, a writer, and a dad. We discuss teaching comedy to underprivileged teens, being mistaken for Jewish, comedy in Canada, positive parenting, and we remember Vahco. Enjoy our chat! jonschabl.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
21/09/2017 • 1 hour 18 minutes 33 seconds
Ep213 - Jordan Brady Returns
Jordan is a director, a comic, and a dad. He has his latest film in the I Am Comic series, I Am Battle Comic, available at iambattlecomic.com. We talk about the film, raising teenage daughters and grown sons, Spanglish (not the movie), comedy specials, and a movie heckle turning into a sale. jordanbrady.com iambattlecomic.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
14/09/2017 • 1 hour 5 minutes 20 seconds
Ep212 - Lynn Stein
Lynn is a comic, a former psychologist, and a mom. We talk about hockey, kids talking like adults, running a theater, trying to steal therapy, fake crying, and being the boss as a parent. Enjoy our chat! Facebook.com/lynnsteincomedy kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
07/09/2017 • 1 hour 2 minutes 46 seconds
Ep211 - Betsy Salkind
Betsy is a comic, writer, actor, and a foster mom. Sort of. She'll explain. We talk about her work at group home for teen girls, connecting with her foster daughter, her work in SAG, writing on Roseanne, and getting involved. Enjoy our chat! betsysalkind.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
31/08/2017 • 1 hour 4 minutes 36 seconds
Ep210 - Allan Murray
Allan is a comic, an actor, writer, director, and a dad. We talk about our psychic abilities, diffusing public situations, audience warmup, placenta hijinks, and rice pudding. It's all over the place in the best way. Enjoy our chat! @murraytweets kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
24/08/2017 • 1 hour 17 minutes 36 seconds
Ep209 - Dennis Hemphill Jr.
Dennis is an actor, a writer, a comic, and a dad. Dennis airs some grievances, makes a confession, Tinders a baby, Brings It On Again, and talks about his dad. It's a fun one. Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
17/08/2017 • 1 hour 8 minutes 58 seconds
Ep208 - Bobby Tessel
Bobby is a comic and a dad. He is a huge proponent of Echo parenting (echo parenting.org) and he brought a rundown of things to talk about. He brought notes! We talk about maintaining your anger, talking positively to kids, being consistent, spanking, vaccines, and his cancer survival story. Enjoy our chat! Facebook.com/bobbytessel kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
10/08/2017 • 1 hour 9 minutes 44 seconds
Ep207 - Ify Nwadiwe
Ify is a comic and a dad. He tells us about what it's like to be a black nerd, having a home birth, twitching for money, and trading me time with his wife. Enjoy our chat! @thatblacknerd kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
04/08/2017 • 1 hour 11 minutes 43 seconds
Ep206 - Anea Bogue
Anea is a teacher, life coach, author, speaker, podcaster, and a mom. She founded Realgirl, an empowerment program for girls 9-16. She wrote the book "9 Ways We’re Screwing Up Our Girls and How We Can Stop: A Guide to Helping Girls Reach Their Highest Potential" and is the cohost of the Rad Parenting podcast with previous guest Joe Sibb. We will have her back for an extended chat but enjoy this little taste! aneabogue.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
27/07/2017 • 30 minutes 20 seconds
Ep205 - Tiffany and E.L. Smith
E.L. is a comic and a dad. Tiffany is an entrepreneur and a mom. They are parents to 3 girls. We talk about how they met, the sacrifices they've made for their marriage and careers, and their big move to L.A. They are the sweetest couple you'll ever meet at a comedy show in a synagogue. Enjoy our chat! elsmithcomedy.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
20/07/2017 • 1 hour 10 minutes 45 seconds
Ep204 - Debi Gutierrez Returns
Debi is a comic, motivational speaker, and a mom. She is back to discuss what it's like to have a child that has transitioned, the ripple effects on the family, learning all the terms, and continuing to grow and move forward. Her youngest daughter Pilar joins us as well and becomes a big part of the conversation. Enjoy our chat! debiontheweb.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
13/07/2017 • 1 hour 9 minutes 48 seconds
Ep203 - John Wing
John is a comic, an author, and a dad. He was a semifinalist on America's Got Talent in 2013. We talk about being Canadian, raising young women, battling anger and addiction, and trying to be good at the business. Enjoy our chat! johnwingcomedy.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
06/07/2017 • 1 hour 15 minutes 30 seconds
Ep202 - Lonnie Silberling
Lonnie is a comic, a graphic designer, and a dad. He looks like a teenager but he actually has a teenager. We talk about podcast serial killers, raising a young teen, getting into comedy after kids, and controlling your anger. Enjoy our chat! lonniecomedy.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
29/06/2017 • 1 hour 7 minutes 38 seconds
Ep201 - Matt Bardocz Returns
Matt is a director, an editor, and a dad. He directed Kira's special "You Did This To Me," which is still available for you to view. He brought a list of topics to discuss and we hit most of them, despite being interrupted my a call from the school nurse. Enjoy our chat! figureagency.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
22/06/2017 • 1 hour 15 minutes 29 seconds
Ep200 - Daddy Drinks
For the 200th episode of the show as well as Father's Day this weekend, we are joined by 5/6 of the authors of the new book Daddy Drinks. French Stewart, Henry Dittman, Jacob Sidney, Padraic Duffy, and Michael Lanahan are all dads who had a text message thread through the trials and tribulations of early fatherhood and were able to compile it into a great book. They tell a fraction of the stories in the book but the podcast is also a fun hang, with riffing and joking all over. Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com Daddy Drinks is available where you buy books!
15/06/2017 • 1 hour 20 minutes 2 seconds
Ep199 - Stephanie Escajeda Returns
Stephanie is an actress, a comic, and a mom. We talk about childrens age-gaps, using proper anatomical terms, being a female comic, and troubled labor. We do talk extensively about sexual assault so be aware. Stephanie is forthcoming and funny. Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
09/06/2017 • 1 hour 11 minutes 19 seconds
Ep198 - Nick Cobb Returns
Nick Cobb is a comic and a dad. He was on an abbreviated Ep188 but we liked him so much, we brought him back for the full hour. We talk about career day, lock in roller stand up, studio teachers, and judging other parents. Enjoy our longer chat! nickcobb.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
02/06/2017 • 1 hour 9 minutes 20 seconds
Ep197 - Tammy Pescatelli
Tammy is a comic and mom. She has a stand up special called "Finding The Funny" on Netflix and iTunes. We talk about her marriage, motherless daughters, raising her son, and comedy of course. Enjoy our chat! tammypescatelli.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
25/05/2017 • 59 minutes 12 seconds
Ep196 - Jay Larson Returns
Jay is a comic, an actor, a podcaster, and a dad. Jay is one of the hosts of The Crabfeast, a fellow All Things Comedy podcast. He's had a second child since we last spoke and he explains his very unique brand of parenting. Hold your aluminum bottle close and enjoy our chat! jaylarsoncomedy.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
18/05/2017 • 1 hour 17 minutes 51 seconds
Ep195 - Lahna Turner Returns
Lahna is a comic, musician, podcaster, and a mom. She has a podcast called The Perfect 10. We talk about what's going on in her life, the pros and mostly cons of dating a comic, her video album Limeade, and being a single mom. Enjoy our chat! lahnaturner.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
12/05/2017 • 1 hour 4 minutes 1 second
Ep194 - Murray Valeriano Returns Once Again
Our old pal Murray (comic, writer, dad) is back to have a good time. We goof around a ton and talk a little parenting. Enjoy! murrayvaleriano.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
03/05/2017 • 1 hour 5 minutes 5 seconds
Ep193 - Joe Sib Returns
Joe is a comic, a former punk singer, record label owner, podcaster, radio host, and a dad. He has a new EP coming out April 28, 2017 called "Nowhere Near The Top." He has amazing energy and positivity and you will love him, if you don't already. Enjoy our chat! joesib.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
27/04/2017 • 1 hour 12 minutes 54 seconds
Ep192 - Leigh Koechner
Leigh is a comic and a mother of 5. Five! Her house has its own zip code. We talk about the traumatic birth of her first child, surrogacy, dealing with behavioral problems, her own abusive childhood, living in Hollywood, and getting into stand up. This is a super-sized episode because Leigh has overcome some amazing obstacles. Enjoy our chat! absoluteleigh.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
20/04/2017 • 1 hour 37 minutes
Ep191 - Peter Berman
Peter is a comic, an actor, a pet store owner, and a dad. We talk about breaking up on Valentine's Day, working on Maron, losing a parent, George Carlin, and boys holding their junk. We cover A LOT of ground. He's super duper, and you'll understand what that means after listening. Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
13/04/2017 • 1 hour 11 minutes 29 seconds
Ep190 - Rick Stern
Rick worked with Kira at The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno and is a dad. He has a daughter who has special needs and he is raising money for UCPLA and the link is below. Don't worry there are plenty of laughs as always. Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com UCPLA.org click Donate, click Gift in honor of "Ricky is 60"
06/04/2017 • 1 hour 5 minutes 42 seconds
Ep189 - Hugh Fink
Hugh is a comic, a writer, a violinist, and a dad. He's written for SNL, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and more. We talk about being a nice person, dealing with threats, divorce, Parental Discretion, and Kira's sleep-boot! Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
30/03/2017 • 1 hour 15 minutes 41 seconds
Ep188 - Nick Cobb
Nick is is a comic, an actor, and a dad. He's relatively new to fatherhood and to L.A.. We talk about interesting jobs, insane neighbors, gynecologists, performing for cancer patients, blood clots, and med students. Enjoy our chat! nickcobb.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
23/03/2017 • 43 minutes 58 seconds
Ep187 - Larry Dorf
Larry is an actor, writer, an improvisor, and a dad. He has a show coming to TV Land called, Nobodies and you will also know his face from a million other things. We talk about public schools, puberty, and pinworms. Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
18/03/2017 • 1 hour 11 minutes 4 seconds
Ep186 - Avery Pearson
Avery is an actor, a comedian, a musician, and a new dad. We discuss his sleeping habits, his childhood, his health, Canters deli, and circumcision! All the things you want to hear about. Enjoy our chat! averypearson.com kiracomedy.com karenandkiracanread.com allthingscomedy.com
09/03/2017 • 1 hour 10 minutes 24 seconds
Ep185 - Trenton Davis
Trenton is a comic and a dad. He had easily the longest commute to the podcast ever. We talk about the hard work and literal drive it takes in show business, having a second child, and going after your dreams while having a day job. Enjoy our chat! trenton-davis-dxed.squarespace.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
25/02/2017 • 55 minutes 52 seconds
Ep184 - Suli McCullough Returns
Suli is a comic, writer, producer, actor, and a dad. He produced the documentary "Dying Laughing" which comes out Feb. 24. We talk some sports, Gary Shandling, Dying Laughing, inspiring your kids, and taking your lumps in Hollywood. Go see Dying Laughing and enjoy our chat! sulimccullough.com dyinglaughingfilm.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
16/02/2017 • 1 hour 2 minutes 36 seconds
Ep183 - Jay Kogen
Jay is a former comic, a writer, a producer, and a dad. He has won 4 Emmy's! We talk about dealing with an adolescent son, dealing with peanut allergies, and having a creative kid. Enjoy our chat! jaykogen.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
09/02/2017 • 1 hour 7 minutes 12 seconds
Ep182 - Jay Washington
Jay is a comic, an actor, a former pro wrestler, and a dad. He tells us about his wrestling career, growing up in a rough neighborhood in Chicago, raising a young girl with super powers, and being raised by a stern mom with an open mind. Enjoy our chat or we will put you in a headlock! jaywashington.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
02/02/2017 • 1 hour 3 minutes 49 seconds
Ep181 - Julia Lillis Cohen
Julia is a comic, a Navy veteran, and mom. We talk about having multiple kids, our trip to Guantanamo Bay, scoliosis, and how hard it is to be a mom that does shows at night. Turn off your bird alarm and enjoy our chat! whatchootalkinboutlillis.tumblr.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
27/01/2017 • 1 hour 10 minutes 20 seconds
Ep180 - Maeria Paez
Maeria is a comic, an actor, a voice actor, and a mom. She has a 3 year old son that she may or may not like. We talk about giving birth, childcare, and we get a Spanish lesson. See? You get to laugh and learn things! For free! Enjoy our chat. maeriapaez.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
20/01/2017 • 1 hour 6 minutes 40 seconds
Ep 179 - Ro DelleGrazie & Caroline Fogarty Return
Previous guests Ro Dellegrazie (Ep 163) and Caroline Fogarty (Ep 136) check in to tell us what's new in recent motherhood (Ro - 2 months, Caroline - 14 months). From Ro's struggles with breastfeeding and Caroline's post-pardem, lots are learned. And there is laughter as well. We're a podcast, not a textbook! Enjoy our chats! rodellegrazie.com carolinefogarty.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
12/01/2017 • 1 hour 10 minutes
Ep 178 - Vance Sanders
Vance is a comic and a dad. He used to book shows in Los Angeles at the Westwood Brewco that spawned alternative comedy. He has 2 teenagers and his stories frighten Kira, as though she's looking into her kids' future. But it will all work out, right? Right...? Enjoy our chat! @vancesanders kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
06/01/2017 • 1 hour 17 minutes 23 seconds
In Loving Memory of Cindy Burns, we are re-releasing her Episode 104 from March 17, 2015.
29/12/2016 • 1 hour 8 minutes 59 seconds
Ep177 - Jay Mohr
Jay is a comic, an actor, a radio host, a podcaster, and a dad. He has a podcast called Mohr Stories that you should check out. We discuss intuition, wants, needs, our kids, and our childhoods. This one gets heavy but then Big Momma Gotitall shows up and has everyone laughing. Enjoy our chat! jaymohr.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
24/12/2016 • 1 hour 30 minutes 53 seconds
Ep176 - Auggie Smith
Auggie Smith is a comic and a dad. We discuss the prom, life priorities, bad metaphors, his parents, and getting your kid to pee. It's all over the place but it's all sorts of funny. Enjoy our chat! auggiesmith.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
15/12/2016 • 1 hour 26 minutes 11 seconds
Ep175 - Bobbie Oliver
Bobbie is a comic, a teacher, and an adoptive parent. She opens up about her childhood of mental illness and abuse, her struggle to gain her own life, and taking in her sister's children. She has an inspiring story that gets dark, be warned, but there is plenty of humor, and ultimately redemption. Enjoy our chat! bobbieoliver.net kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
08/12/2016 • 1 hour 17 minutes 13 seconds
Ep174 - Dan Gabriel
Dan is a comic and a dad. Dan is also from the bay area so there's some talk about that as well as how to talk about Santa with your kids, how to talk about sex in the porn age, and if you listen to the end, you'll hear Dan reveal his real last name... Intrigued? You should be. Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com dangabriel.net allthingscomedy.com
02/12/2016 • 1 hour 16 minutes 7 seconds
Ep173 - Shanie Evans
Shanie is an actress, a singer, a life coach, and a foster parent. She also grew up in the foster system and was even homeless for a bit. She has so much positive energy, you will love her. Enjoy our chat! shanieevans.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
24/11/2016 • 59 minutes 54 seconds
Ep172 - Patrick Ney
Patrick is a comedian, a sommelier, and a dad. Our first sommelier! We obviously talk about wine but also The Comedy Store, redheads, Presidents, and being from a big family. Enjoy our chat! thecaliforniawineguy.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
17/11/2016 • 1 hour 10 minutes 37 seconds
Ep171 - Karen Rontowski
Karen Rontowski is a comic, Tarot reader, Reiki healer, ghost hunter, and not a parent. Wait, come back! She does have a dog with a job though. Wait, come back! This is an excellent chat that includes tarot readings (for engineer Aaron as well as Kira), ghost stories, and Kira reveals her psychic abilities. It's all fun and fascinating. Enjoy! karenrontowski.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
10/11/2016 • 1 hour 21 minutes 2 seconds
Ep170 - Alec Mapa
Alec is a comic, an actor, and a dad. He grew up in the same neighborhood of San Francisco as Kira so be prepared for lots of reminiscing. Alec also talks about growing up, coming out, and adopting a child. Enjoy our chat! alecmapa.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
03/11/2016 • 1 hour 18 minutes 33 seconds
Ep169 - Chris Pleasant
Chris is a comic, an actor and a dad. He may also be the best dressed guest ever. He tells Kira about the struggles of being a man raising a daughter. Kira also tells a story about a creepy dude. Teach your daughters about creepy dudes and how to avoid them. Enjoy our chat! @pleasantfields kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
28/10/2016 • 1 hour 12 minutes 44 seconds
Ep168 - Lisa Arch
Lisa is a comedian, an actress, and a mom. She was a cast member on MadTV and on Dinner And A Movie. We discuss parenting boys and finding ways to avoid being sarcastic with our kids. Enjoy our chat! lisaarch.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
21/10/2016 • 1 hour 13 minutes 30 seconds
Ep167 - Ty Barnett Returns
Ty is an actor, a comic, and a dad. He returns to the show to talk about raising teenagers, teaching respect, and discipline. Enjoy our chat! @tbarnett23 kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
14/10/2016 • 1 hour 14 minutes 2 seconds
Ep166 - Greg Fitzsimmons Returns
Greg is a comic, podcaster, writer, and a dad. He hosts the popular podcast Fitzdog Radio. He returns to the show to talk about underwear, circumcision, his own parents, and discipline. Enjoy our chat! gregfitzsimmons.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
07/10/2016 • 1 hour 7 minutes 14 seconds
Ep165 - Joan Fagan
Joan is an actress, a comedian, a producer, and a mom. She performs and books a show called 3 Blonde Moms. Her daughter is 15 so the challenges are different from our recent string of expecting moms. Babies don't wear makeup! Or do they? Find out by listening. joaniefagan.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
23/09/2016 • 1 hour 10 minutes 42 seconds
Ep 164 - Claudia Maittlen-Harris
Claudia is a comedian, actress, writer, and soon to be mom. She is the second guest in a row that's expecting. We talk about what to expect, really, and about needing more women behind the scenes in Hollywood. Enjoy our chat! weforshe.org kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
16/09/2016 • 1 hour 18 minutes 58 seconds
Ep163 - Ro DelleGrazie
Ro is a comedian, actress, writer, and soon to be mom. She is due in October and Kira gives her plenty of advice about what to expect. You could also learn a thing or two. Enjoy our chat. rodellegrazie.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
09/09/2016 • 1 hour 15 minutes 21 seconds
Ep162 - Kym Whitley
Kym is an actress, producer, comedian, and a mom. You've seen her in Next Friday, Fun With Dick And Jane, and We Bought A Zoo. She currently has a show called Kymplicated and Raising Whitley on OWN. She has a very unique story about becoming a mom. Do not miss it. iamkymwhitley.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
01/09/2016 • 1 hour 21 minutes 58 seconds
Ep161 - Geoff Keith
Geoff Keith is a comic, an actor, and a new dad. He's so new, we barely talk about kids. He tells an amazing story about working a bat mitzvah and we talk a lot about comedy. Enjoy our chat! geoffkeith.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
25/08/2016 • 1 hour 20 minutes 1 second
Ep160 - Erik Rivera
Erik Rivera is a comic and a father of two boys. He's from Westchester, which sounds fancier than "just north of the Bronx." He is funny and sweet and we have a real fun chat about parenting. Enjoy. erikrivera.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
19/08/2016 • 1 hour 17 minutes 25 seconds
Ep159 - Donald Faison
Donald is an actor and a dad. You know him as Turk on Scrubs, Murray in Clueless, and as host of Winsanity on GSN, with co-host Kira. He is sweet and hilarious and you will love him. Enjoy! kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
11/08/2016 • 1 hour 20 minutes 45 seconds
Ep158 - Eddie Brill
Eddie Brill is a comedian, former booker of The Late Show With David Letterman, and a dad. He also books The Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, Nebraska. He has an interesting story of becoming a father that you won't want to miss. Enjoy our chat! eddiebrill.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
04/08/2016 • 1 hour 12 minutes 5 seconds
Ep157 - Noel Elgrably Returns!
Noel is back and there have been some major life updates. And there's also a major revelation about his past. Don't tell his mom! noelelgrably.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
14/07/2016 • 1 hour 11 minutes 19 seconds
Ep156 - Jim Koufos & Michael Beatrice
Jim and Mike are film industry veterans and dads. They are also Kira's husband Mike's best friends. They reminisce and talk about parenting in the entertainment industry. It's a fun chat amongst good friends. Join us! kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
07/07/2016 • 1 hour 10 minutes 57 seconds
Ep155 - Sheldon Anderson
Sheldon is a comic, an actor, a musician, a financial wizard, and a dad. He has a lot of opinions about life, money, and parenting and he shares them all with us in this high energy chat. Enjoy! iamsheldon.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
30/06/2016 • 1 hour 8 minutes 16 seconds
Ep154 - Evan Wecksell
Evan Wecksell is a comic, musician, and a dad. He loves Bon Jovi and professional wrestling. His son Beckett even went viral in 2014 by naming WWE theme songs and was able to tour WWE headquarters. He and his wife have some interesting parenting techniques and Kira discusses them at length. Enjoy! evanwecksell.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
23/06/2016 • 1 hour 9 minutes 29 seconds
Ep153 - Matt Bardocz
Matt is a comic, a filmmaker, beat boxer, and a dad. He directed Kira's special "You Did This To Me" which is available on iTunes and Amazon. They talk about raising a child after divorce, religion, the making of the special, and there's also a little music that gets made... Enjoy our chat! Figure Agency on YouTube kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
16/06/2016 • 1 hour 30 minutes 25 seconds
Ep152 - Nick Hoff
Nick Hoff is a comic and a dad to 2 sons. He has a very unusual living situation and a wife who was homeschooled. Many things are learned about them both. Enjoy our chat! nickhoff.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
02/06/2016 • 1 hour 10 minutes 14 seconds
Ep151 - Murray Valeriano Returns! Again!
Murray Valeriano is a comic, a writer, a podcaster, and a dad. He is the host of the Road Stories podcast (also on All Things Comedy) and his comedy album is called Rusty Cow. Download both! Now! This conversation goes everywhere and you'll be happy to have heard it. Enjoy! murrayvaleriano.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
26/05/2016 • 1 hour 21 minutes 12 seconds
Ep150 - Lesley Wolff
Lesley Wolff is comic, a writer, a casting director, a teacher, and a mom. She and Kira GET INTO IT. There is some frank talk and you'll be surprised by what comes up. This is a favorite and I'm sure you'll agree. Enjoy. wolffcasting.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
21/05/2016 • 1 hour 6 minutes 1 second
Ep149 - Dava Zuckerman
Dava Zuckerman is a comedian, a writer, and a mom. Just in time for Mother's Day, another mom! She talks openly about dealing with depression, anxiety, and loss. But in a humorous way! She has a blog at: preggoinparkslope.tumblr.com Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
05/05/2016 • 1 hour 11 minutes 55 seconds
Ep148 - Eric Toms
Eric Toms is a actor, a writer, a comic, and a dad. He worked on
the Winsanity with Kira and Donald Faison, which premiers on Game
Show Network in June! He dresses like a country club guy but is
hilarious and sweet. Pop some Moon Rocks and enjoy our chat!
erictoms.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
28/04/2016 • 1 hour 11 minutes 41 seconds
Ep147 - Chris Mancini Returns
Chris Mancini is a comic, a writer, a filmmaker, a podcaster, and a dad. He hosts the Comedy Film Nerds podcast and runs the LA Podcast Festival, which is in its 5th year! We talk about his kickstarter project and about raising a daughter who wants to act. Enjoy our chat. chrisjmancinionline.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
21/04/2016 • 1 hour 3 minutes 55 seconds
Ep146 - Paul Mecurio
Paul Mecurio is a comic, a writer, and dad. He was a lawyer and then an investment banker but Paul threw that away for the real money, in comedy! He's won Emmy's for writing for The Daily Show and is the warm up comic for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. He has a podcast called Paul Mecurio: 2 Chairs and a Mic. paulmecurio.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
14/04/2016 • 1 hour 2 minutes 17 seconds
Ep145 - Buddy Lewis
Buddy Lewis is a comic, a writer, an actor, and a dad. He may or may not have been a collegiate level swimmer and micro-biologist. You be the judge... buddylewiscomedy.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
07/04/2016 • 1 hour 3 minutes 41 seconds
Ep144 - Dani Klein
Dani Klein is a stand up, an author, an actress, a teacher, and a mom. She is also one of the best dressed guests ever. Her latest book is called "Take My Spouse, Please." Enjoy our chat! daniklein.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
31/03/2016 • 1 hour 5 minutes 4 seconds
Ep143 - Peter Spruyt
Peter is a comic, an actor, and a dad. You've seen him on Benched, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and My Name Is Earl. He is one of Kira's dearest friends in comedy. Enjoy their conversation! peterspruyt.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
24/03/2016 • 1 hour 11 minutes 34 seconds
Ep142 - David Feldman
David Feldman is a comedian, writer, radio show host, podcaster, and a dad. He is an Emmy winner who has written for the Oscars, Emmys, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog! He is hilarious and this episode gets a little dirty. Put on a rain coat and enjoy! davidfeldmanshow.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
17/03/2016 • 1 hour 14 minutes 59 seconds
Ep141 - Costaki Economopoulous
Costaki Economopoulous (just take a deep breath and sound it out slowly) is a funny man, a father and a fan of football. If his voice sounds familiar to you it's because you might have already heard him on The Bob & Tom Show or the hundreds of other radio spots he cracks jokes on a regular basis. Despite all the vowels in his name, learn how un-Greek he really is in this episode. Follow him at www.costaki.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
11/03/2016 • 1 hour 16 minutes 32 seconds
Ep140 - Matt McCarthy
Matt McCarthy is a comic, writer, and a new dad. He hosts a podcast called We Watch Wrestling and was a regular on The Pete Holmes Show. He is hilarious, sweet, and honest about the foibles of being a new dad. Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com @mccarthyredhead allthingscomedy.com
11/02/2016 • 1 hour 16 minutes 10 seconds
Ep139 - Meredith Gordon
Meredith Gordon is a writer, blogger, and a mom. She shoots from the hip and tells Kira about some problems she's had with hiring the right nanny. They absolutely need to be heard. Listen and enjoy! kiracomedy.com badsandy.com allthingscomedy.com
04/02/2016 • 1 hour 6 minutes 46 seconds
Ep138 - Rain Pryor
Rain Pryor is a singer/actress/comic and a mom. She calls in from Baltimore and discusses parenting, being open with your kids, and being the daughter of one of the greats, Richard Pryor. kiracomedy.com rainpryor.com allthingscomedy.com
28/01/2016 • 1 hour 21 seconds
Ep137 - Aron Kader
Aron is a comic and a new dad. He started stand up with Kira in L.A. They are old friends. Not friends who are old. They discuss comedy, parenting, and Palestine/Israel relations. kiracomedy.com aronkader.com allthingscomedy.com
Veronica Mosey is a stand up in Brooklyn with a 2 year old daughter. Caroline Fogarty is an actress in LA with a 2 month old son. They both talk frankly about their different experiences being funny and having kids. kiracomedy.com carolinefogarty.com
14/01/2016 • 1 hour 14 minutes 35 seconds
Ep135 - Ivan Pecel
Ivan Pecel is a comic, a juggler, and a father of twin boys. He is easily the most physically fit guest ever and has a pretty amazing story dealing with surrogacy. According to Ivan, we've collected all of the comic/jugglers. Beat that, WTF! Enjoy our chat. kiracomedy.com ivanpecel.com allthingscomedy.com
10/12/2015 • 53 minutes 14 seconds
Ep134 - Ron Pearson
Ron is a comic and a juggler and a father of two. He tells us about his international travels, his history of street performing, and his faith. Topics fly around like flies and we barely hit any. Ron will be coming back but enjoy this chat. kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
04/12/2015 • 1 hour 10 minutes 51 seconds
Ep133 - Darren Carter Returns
Darren Carter is a comic and a father. He has 3 comedy albums on iTunes and a 4th on the way early next year. He is a sweetheart but his son has some words for Kira. Listen and enjoy. kiracomedy.com darrencarter.com allthingscomedy.com
26/11/2015 • 1 hour 1 minute 56 seconds
Ep132 - Larry Clarke & Fielding Edlow 2
Larry Clarke and Fielding Edlow are back for a raucous discussion about parenting, and we learn a little something interesting about Fielding towards the end of the episode. No spoilers. kiracomedy.com fieldingedlow.com allthingscomedy.com
12/11/2015 • 1 hour 21 minutes
Ep131 - David Arnold
David Arnold is a stand up, a writer, and a dad. He has written on Tyler Perry's House Of Payne, Meet The Browns, The Househusbands of Hollywood, and an upcoming show on Hulu based on his marriage. He's very funny. Enjoy our talk. kiracomedy.com davidaarnold.com allthingscomedy.com
05/11/2015 • 1 hour 15 minutes 45 seconds
Ep130 - Vargus Mason
Vargus is a comic, voiceover actor, and a father of 2 girls. He is a ray of sunshine and many songs are sung on this episode. Please support his kickstarter, called Zero Dork Nerdy, to shoot a documentary about performing for the troops this Thanksgiving. kiracomedy.com vargusmason.com allthingscomedy.com
29/10/2015 • 1 hour 18 minutes 46 seconds
Ep129 - Brett Erickson
Brett Erickson is a comic and a father of two. He runs a weekly show called "Punch at the Pikey" on Sunset Blvd. His kids are older so he has some advice for Kira about handling the harder ages. Claire again lets us know when to wrap it up. Enjoy. kiracomedy.com brettericksoncomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
22/10/2015 • 1 hour 6 minutes 2 seconds
Ep128 - Ed Crasnick
Ed Crasnick is a comic, a writer/producer, a podcaster, and father to an 11 year old daughter. His podcast is called The Self Help Comedy Hour on dashradio.com. He's super sweet and this episode is riff-tastic. Enjoy. kiracomedy.com edcrasnick.com allthingscomedy.com
15/10/2015 • 1 hour 19 minutes 1 second
Ep127 - Zoe Rogers
Zoe Rogers is a stand up and a mother of 2 boys. She and her husband met in Ireland, which is a story straight out of a movie. Listen and enjoy as baby Claire tells us when we're done podcasting. kiracomedy.com zoerogerscomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
08/10/2015 • 1 hour 55 seconds
Ep126 - John Henson
John Henson is the former host of Talk Soup and Wipeout, he's a stand up, and he's a father of two. He's hilarious and reveals some interesting secrets that you wouldn't expect from him. Listen and find out! kiracomedy.com @john_henson allthingscomedy.com
01/10/2015 • 1 hour 11 minutes 23 seconds
Ep125 - Joe Bartnick
We're back! Joe Bartnick is a comic, a podcaster (Insensitivity Training, also on All Things Comedy, & Puck Off), an author (You Might Be A Douchebag), and a father of an 11 year old girl. He and Kira reminisce about San Francisco and discuss life as parents/comics. kiracomedy.com joebartnick.com allthingscomedy.com
24/09/2015 • 1 hour 9 minutes 57 seconds
Ep124 - Tyler Boeh
Tyler is a stand up and a dad. He has a 2 and half year old son and another child on the way. He doesn't know what the gender will be. Any guesses? I hope the baby comes out wearing a hat. Maybe also sunglasses. Mix things up, ya know? Enjoy our chat! kiracomedy.com tylerboeh.com allthingscomedy.com
06/08/2015 • 1 hour 24 minutes 3 seconds
Ep123 - Henry Dittman
Henry is an actor and a dad. He does a voice on Naruto and he's been on Mad Men. You'll recognize him when you see him. I promise. Why would I lie? Why can't you trust is the better question? Enjoy our fun chat. kiracomedy.com henrydittman.com allthingscomedy.com
30/07/2015 • 1 hour 15 minutes 42 seconds
Ep122 - Kinga Suto
Kinga is a writer, an actor, director, a former movie exec, and a mother of 2. She used to work for Penny Marshall so you can expect an impression. There's some great advice for screenwriters. Listen for it! kiracomedy.com kingasuto.com allthingscomedy.com
23/07/2015 • 1 hour 25 minutes 33 seconds
Ep121 - Susanna Brisk
Susanna is a comic and a mom and a sexual intuitive. What's that, you ask? She'll explain. She and Kira relate about being Russian but almost as importantly, Susanna is the first Australian guest! She got a trophy. It was delightful. malibumom.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
16/07/2015 • 1 hour 27 minutes 12 seconds
Ep120 - Richard Villa
Richard is a stand up and a dad. He is the creator of Refried Fridays at the Hollywood Improv. He performs in both English and Spanish and opens for roosters. Seriously. Listen to him explain. richardvilla.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
09/07/2015 • 1 hour 13 minutes 48 seconds
Ep119 - Anna Lane
Anna is a comic/writer and mother of two. She has a blog called Misadventures In Motherhood. There's some fairly frank talk about bodily fluids but luckily everyone maintains their previous meals. misadventuresinmotherhood.net kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
02/07/2015 • 1 hour 18 minutes 45 seconds
Ep118 - Hal Sparks
Hal is a comic/actor and a dad. He hosted Talk Soup and starred in Queer As Folk and is now on Lab Rats. He believes in a robot future! Lots of science talk in this episode. And laughs. Always laughs. halsparks.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
25/06/2015 • 1 hour 36 minutes 12 seconds
Ep117 - Noel Elgrably
Noel is a comic and stepdad to 3 kids. He's hilarious and hairy, and both facts are unavoidable. He grew up in Washington DC to French-Moroccan-Israeli parents and is appropriately disgruntled. noelelgrably.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
18/06/2015 • 1 hour 21 minutes 7 seconds
Ep116 - Erik Passoja
Erik is a father of two and comic/actor. He's appeared in the latest Call Of Duty video game. He's a 5th degree black belt in Karate and speaks 5 languages. Probably more while you've been reading this. passoja.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
11/06/2015 • 1 hour 12 minutes 11 seconds
Ep115 - Debi Gutierrez
Debi is a stand up and a mother of 3 and she has probably the best, most organized website of any comedian. She's been on The View, The Chew, and other rhyming TV shows. debiontheweb.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com
04/06/2015 • 1 hour 12 minutes 41 seconds
Ep114 - Murray Valeriano
Murray is a stand up and a writer and a surfer and a father. He has a podcast called Road Stories that is also on All Things Comedy and he has a new stand up album out called, Rusty Cow. Buy it. murrayvaleriano.com allthingscomedy.com kiracomedy.com
28/05/2015 • 1 hour 6 minutes 2 seconds
Ep113 - Tom McClain
Tom is a stand up and a father. He lives way out of town so he may also be a farmer. It's possible. There's grass there. But is there water? He's also a huge 49er fan, which is my home team. tommcclain.com allthingscomedy.com kiracomedy.com
21/05/2015 • 1 hour 2 minutes 24 seconds
Ep112 - Fielding Edlow & Larry Clarke
Fielding Edlow is a comic and a writer in L.A. She also does voices on BoJack Horseman. Her husband, actor Larry Clarke has been in everything and is also on the podcast. They have a 3 year old daughter and they are loads of fun! fieldingedlow.com kiracomedy.com
14/05/2015 • 1 hour 23 minutes 23 seconds
Ep111 - Brett Riley
Brett Riley is a comic from Kansas and a father of a 2 year old with another child on the way. He survived a horrific car crash in Los Angeles which he describes in detail. It still defines his life and his comedy to this day. brettriley.com kiracomedy.com
07/05/2015 • 1 hour 13 minutes 22 seconds
Ep110 - Kirk Smith
Kirk Smith is stand up who grew up in Latin America and is the father of an autistic child and wrote a book about it called, "Rice Krispies With Ketchup." He is open about his experience and a voice for parents dealing with autism. kirksmithcomedian.com kiracomedy.com
30/04/2015 • 1 hour 3 minutes 20 seconds
Ep109 - Dave Williamson
Dave Williamson is a stand up comic and father. He actually drove cross country with his family doing gigs. He has an album out called, "Thicker Than Water." davewillamsoncomedy.com kiracomedy.com allthingscomedy.com http://tbe.st/7624
23/04/2015 • 1 hour 8 minutes 25 seconds
Ep108 - Dean Edwards
Dean Edwards is a former SNL cast member and a stand up comic. He has a podcast on the All Things Comedy Network called The Futhamuckin Protocol. http://kiracomedy.com
16/04/2015 • 1 hour 10 minutes 54 seconds
Ep107 - Carole Montgomery
Carole Montgomery speaks her mind. You have to in order to perform on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, survive in stand up for over 3 decades, stay married for almost just as long, and then raise a rock star kid. Literally, her son is a rock star. Carole offers great parenting advice as someone who has made powerful choices in her comedy and motherhood career.www.carolemontgomery.comwww.allthingscomedy.com
09/04/2015 • 1 hour 6 minutes 2 seconds
Ep106 - Jack Mayberry
What’s great about Jack Mayberry is that he’s exactly who you think he is. He’s a polished comedian who’s been capitalizing on his Southern charm for decades. Originally from rural, west Texas, Jack served in the Marine Corps and then after an honorable discharge went on to do an even more demanding job: morning radio disc jockey. In 1984, Jack got on stage for the first time in Houston, Texas. After 5 short years he packed his bags for Hollywood and soon found himself as regular on The Tonight<span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-siz
02/04/2015 • 1 hour 17 minutes 4 seconds
Ep105 - Claude Stuart
Claude Stuart might be new to fatherhood, but he’s old hat in the comedy world. He’s been doing stand up since his college days and has impressive TV credits like Scrubs, That 70’s Show, Will & Grace and Still Standing. What prepares someone from rural Mississippi into the hustling world of stand up comedy? A school for “special” kids of course. And in our eyes, Claude is definitely special.
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26/03/2015 • 1 hour 13 minutes 3 seconds
Ep104 - Cindy Burns
Cindy Burns, the Anti-Aging comedian might just be one of the best people in Hollywood.She’s a mom, a grandmother and a true fighter in every sense of the word. She’s been doing stand up for decades, married for longer and after a recent cancer diagnosis, she’s still moving and shaking making her dreams come true. She runs one of Kira’s favorite shows in the world, The Funniest Housewives. She’s been on Oprah, The
17/03/2015 • 1 hour 10 minutes 43 seconds
Ep 103 - Katie Massa Kennedy
You should be impressed with anyone who has three names. It takes a special someone to really pull that off. Katie Massa Kennedy is no exception. She’s an amazing performer, a talented writer, mother, wife and New Yorker. All those things make her comedy out of this world funny. She's worked on everything from Hannah Montana to Fashion Police to The Queen Latifah Show. She’s created memorable sketch characters, her own one woman show and produced numerous stand up nights along the way. You know, bad ass stuff only someone with three names can pull off. www.katiemassa.comwww.allthingscomedy.com
12/03/2015 • 1 hour 10 minutes 33 seconds
Ep102 - Nicole Blaine
When you look at Nicole Blaine please don’t assume anything. Seriously. Don’t. She might look sweet, petite and just as naive as the virgins she has on her monthly westside show “The Virgin Sacrifices”, but she’s anything but that. She’s a bawdy mom of two who has seen it all. You want to hear a crazy story about drug addiction? She’s got a good one. Love a good porn parable? She’ll shock you with one. How did she make it out alive and into the safe arms of stand up comedy? She thanks her husband for one, and of course her one woman show for helping her find her way. www.nicoleblaine.com
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05/03/2015 • 1 hour 4 minutes 41 seconds
Ep101 - Danielle Koenig
Danielle Koenig was born into show business, works in show business and married into it as well. We think that makes her a pretty good source on all things Hollywood. But she just takes it all with a grain of salt. Kira and Danielle reconnected on the set of Parental Discretion where Danielle was a writer and they reminisced about their early days of stand up, how they both belong to a “not so great club” and what it’s like to raise boys… in show biz.
26/02/2015 • 1 hour 9 minutes 1 second
BONUS! Live from All Things Comedy Studios!
To mark The Kira Soltanovich Show joining the All Things Comedy network, Kira recorded an episode and streamed live at http://dailymotion.com/allthingscomedy with guests Murray Valeriano, Darren Carter, and Angelo Tsarouchas!
Darren Carter has an album out called "Stay At Home Stripper" available on iTunes and Amazon! Murray has a podcast called Road Stories, also on the All Things Comedy network.
Be sure and check out the video of this show at the link above.
26/02/2015 • 1 hour 8 minutes 15 seconds
Ep100 - Tom Dreesen
It's the 100th episode! And who better to celebrate with than a true comedy veteran like Mr. Tom Dreesen. Not only did Tom give Kira wonderful stand up advice, very useful parenting advice, but he also had a list of smarty smart books to read that would put even the most obsessed self help junkie to shame. Tom's career has taken many twists and turns over the years. He first began as part of the first bi-racial comedy team with Tim Reid. What would be the next step for him to take? Well, to tour with Frank Sinatra all across the country of course. Tom has made over 500 appearances on national television as a stand-up comedian, including more that 60 appearances on The Tonight Show. And did you know if you want to disrespect Tom, you could actually piss on him? That's right. In 1999, he received a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. But I wouldn't recommend it. He's from Chicago. He knows people.
Website: <a href="http://tomdreesen.com" target=
19/02/2015 • 1 hour 11 minutes 55 seconds
Ep99 - Ty Barnett
Ty Barnett is one of the most funny, relaxed, comfortable-in-his-own skin comedians you'll ever meet. And if that's any indication to his parenting style, then his daughters are extremely lucky. He got one of his first breaks on the re-vamped Star Search, and then years later was a runner up on Last Comic Standing (season 4). Kira and Ty reminisce about the early days when they met at the Seattle Comedy Competition, Ty's old stomping ground. Kira's tries to ask him for gas money that he owes her from when she drove him around Los Angeles while he was wheeling and dealing in Hollywood.Website: https://www.rooftopcomedy.com/comics/TyBarnettFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/comediantybarnett
12/02/2015 • 1 hour 11 minutes 22 seconds
Ep98 - Lisa Ann Walter
The always lustful Lisa Ann Walter sits down in the studio and bares her soul to Kira. Well, not her soul, but definitely her breasts. And who would want to hide those delightful double D's?! Not Lisa! She started her stand up career in New York City as a new, young mom. Lisa took the scene by storm and within a few short years she landed her own Fox comedy series, My Wildest Dreams, followed by an ABC sitcom, Life's Work, which she both created and starred in. After two marriages, 4 kids and countless movies and television shows, Lisa Ann continues to kick butt. Speaking of, her book The Best Thing About My Ass Is That It's Behind Me is available now on Amazon!
05/02/2015 • 1 hour 13 minutes 10 seconds
Ep97 - Don McMillan
Website: http://www.donmcmillan.com Twitter: @donmcmillan
29/01/2015 • 1 hour 7 minutes 12 seconds
Ep96 - Mindy Rickles
What kind of childhood does one have when your father is affectionately known as Mr. Warmth? Probably very acerbic, and I don't think Kira's guest Mindy Rickles would have it any other way. New to the stand up scene, but already making her mark on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Mindy discusses what is what like to grow up the daughter of a Bullet-Head and how she really can't find the energy to raise her two young boys. Thank goodness her husband cooks and cleans for everyone.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/mindyrickles Twitter: @mindyrickles
22/01/2015 • 1 hour 13 minutes 28 seconds
Ep95 - Sunda Croonquist
When you talk to Paterson, NJ native Sunda Croonquist you realize there's not much this comedian and mom of two hasn't seen or done. Sunda embraces her half black, half Swedish background. This former pageant queen turned probation officer/detective converted to Judaism and now has to suppress her government housing upbringing with her high-rise, private school married life. A good comedian knows that the more honest a joke, the better it is. Sunda's honesty about her Jewish in-laws actually took that honesty to court and tried to sue Sunda for defamation of character, resulting in a dismissal. Hear Sunda flex her 1st Amendment rights all throughout this podcast.
15/01/2015 • 1 hour 5 minutes 9 seconds
Ep94 - Lawrence Thomas
Lawrence Thomas is from Louisville Kentucky, so you know he must have great stories about the derby, sluggers and chicken. Besides that, he has a family with many hidden talents and demons. But isn't that what makes a great comic? He's currently divorced and estranged from his teenage daughter and Lawrence discusses how that motivates him to work harder and never give up on comedy or rehabilitating his relationship with his kid.
Website: http://ltcomic.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lawrence.e.thomas.9
08/01/2015 • 1 hour 9 minutes 26 seconds
Ep93 - Dan French
Dan French uses fancy words like rhetoric and discourse and of course Ph.D. (which he has!) Dan used to be a big comedian, but now not so much. No, not in the Showbiz sense of big, he really used to be big! He's lost over 125 lbs and now he's also known as the Paleo Comic. He's a television writer, author, stand up and father of two.
Website: HealthyComedian.com Twitter: @HealthyComedian
01/01/2015 • 1 hour 4 minutes 1 second
Ep92 - Bruce Daniels
This week, Kira sits down with comedian and dad, Bruce Daniels. Bruce is an American stand-up comedian and actor. His primary claim to fame comes from the fact that he has toured since 2003 as the opening act for his friend Margaret Cho. They also co-star together in the film Bam Bam and Celeste.
25/12/2014 • 1 hour 5 minutes 55 seconds
Ep91 – Jordan Brady & Jeannette Godoy
Jordan returns to the studio and introduces us to his lovely wife Jeannette Godoy. Jeannette is also a filmmaker and mom to twin girls. She has a film out right now called Free 2 Be Me that follows a ballet troupe comprised mostly of students with Down Syndrome. After a surprise performance before her daughter’s ballet recital, Jeannette was deeply touched by these dancers and knew she had to tell their story, so she followed the Free 2 Be Me Dancers for an entire season. Please watch the film here http://free2bememovie.com and donate to this beautiful film.
18/12/2014 • 50 minutes 50 seconds
Ep90 – Adam Gropman
Adam Gropman is a Comedian, Writer and Bear Wrangler. But don't be intimidated he's also a new dad, so nowadays he's sweaty and nervous like most new parents. Kira remembers Adam from their early open mic days, and now they sit down to reminisce, swap baby stories and discuss the blinking light coming from his newborn baby's crotch.
11/12/2014 • 1 hour 5 minutes
Ep89 – Todd Rexx
Todd Rexx (yes his real name) is affectionally known throughout the comedy community as T-Rexx. He could not be more opposite of his fierce predatory nickname. Todd is a sweet father of three who enjoys his suburban life style. He's worked with comedy super stars like Jerry Seinfeld, David Allen Grier, Dave Attell, Jeffery Ross, Ray Romano, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Russell Peters, Dave Chappelle, Craig Robinson and Bill Burr. His comedic pursuits landed him his own headline gig, “The Todd Rexx Show” at the world famous Palms hotel and casino in Las Vegas, NV. But if you asked him, he could also just take a night in of snuggling on the couch with his kids and let his corporate wife be the bread winner.
04/12/2014 • 1 hour 10 minutes 49 seconds
Ep88 - Jeff Schimmel
I think Shakespeare said it best when he wrote: "Some are born funny, some achieve funniness, and others have funny thrust upon them." This might describe comedy veteran Jeff Schimmel to a tee. He was born into a funny family, his brother is the late comedian Robert Schimmel, and then Jeff achieved funny on his own by writing for a comedy legend the late Rodney Dangerfield. Then, he ultimately had comedy thrust up on him when he took writing jobs on shows like Full House and Mind Of Mencia.
27/11/2014 • 1 hour 13 minutes 21 seconds
Ep87 - Lahna Turner
If stand up is like sex, Lahna Turner is the KY lubricant. Lahna, a mother of two, reminisces with Kira about their early days doing open mics, dating her now husband comedian Ralphie May, and how being dirty on stage can be done so sweetly. Her one hour special: So… I Wrote A Song About It is out now on iTunes and Amazon. She and hubby Ralphie have their own podcast as well called The Perfect 10. Her thin frame makes up the ONE and his larger frame makes up the ZERO. One of the few comedy couples that are truly successful because they know laughter is really what keeps people together.
20/11/2014 • 1 hour 9 minutes 56 seconds
Ep86 - Jack Coen
Kira gets to gab with and then grill her former boss from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jack Coen. A father of two, Jack talks about his early years as a comic, television writer, and then ultimately landing the coveted head writer and producer position during one of the most controversial late night debacles in television history. Jack is surprisingly candid with Kira while he compliments her work at the Tonight Show and then casually admits some regrets he has during his tenure there. How does Jack go from corner office at The Tonight Show to cornering bookers for stand up spots in the club? It's a great episode where Kira learns a lot about the business, parenting all while getting the closure she needs.
13/11/2014 • 1 hour 5 minutes 52 seconds
Ep85 - Brad Garrett
Brad Garrett is a real winner. And a real star. Ed McMahon told him so when Brad became the first $100,000 grand champion winner in the comedy category on Star Search. That was back in 1984. Thirty years later Kira sits down with him at his Malibu home over looking the Pacific Ocean and more picture frames than an Aaron Brothers showroom. Best known for his award winning performance as Robert Barone on the outstanding sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond”, Brad is now winning laughs and new fans as the proprietor of his own comedy club at the MGM in Las Vegas, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club. Very familiar with the comedy scene in Las Vegas, Brad reminisces about his start opening for greats like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Smokey Robinson. Brad offers up some advice on how to keep his two kids from getting spoiled, how to handle high profile divorces all while giving Kira a glimmer of hope that he might read one of her scripts one day.
06/11/2014 • 54 minutes 48 seconds
Ep84 - Ian Harris
You won't believe who's back! Are you a doubter that Kira would have a return guest? Don't be such a skeptic, much like one of our favorite comedy dads. Ian Harris sits down again in the studio to talk about his upcoming comedy special "Critical & Thinking" that is out now on iTunes.
30/10/2014 • 1 hour 8 minutes 1 second
Ep83 - Fritz Coleman
Today's guest should definitely be on your radar. During this unusual Indian Summer in Los Angeles, Kira sits down with Fritz Coleman and gets some advice regarding her El Nino. They discuss his dreams of a career in comedy back in Buffalo, NY and when he decided to pursue that funny front and move to Hollywood in 1980. There was a flurry of excitement once he landed at The Comedy Store in LA. Two short years later he scored an unpredicted gig as a fill in weatherman. 30 years later Fritz is still our reliable source for comedy and coastal flood warnings.
23/10/2014 • 1 hour 5 minutes 31 seconds
Ep82 – LA PodFest
The Kira Soltanovich Show is back for another year at the popular podcast festival. This year Kira is joined by an all dad panel. Her guests include: Hal Sparks from Spider Man 2 and Queer As Folk. Jason Nash from Jason Nash Is Married and Funny Or Die. Vance Sanders from the Meltdown Show with Jonah & Kumail and The SF Sketch Fest and Emmy award winning comedy writer Jay Kogen from Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, George Lopez, and Malcolm in the Middle.
16/10/2014 • 1 hour 24 minutes 43 seconds
Ep81 - Christine Blackburn
Ready for the Weekend Movie host, Christine Blackburn, is a very busy mom. Christine has her own podcast called Story Worthy where funny people are given the opportunity to bare their souls for the sake of comedy. Christine herself has no problem sharing with our guests as well. She exposes her struggles during childbirth, her wavering relationship with stand up and what it's like being newly single after years of marriage. We should all be so honest and fearless as Christine.
09/10/2014 • 1 hour 7 minutes 3 seconds
Ep80 - Jay Larson
You think you know Jay Larson? You have no idea. Don't let the wicked smaht Boston accent fool you… this new dad will wow audiences with his wacky tales… and then turn around and redesign your summer cottage in the woods. Jay knows all the Best Bahs In America (on Esquire Network) but he'll also cook you up a delicious CrabFeast podcast (on iTunes) All in all, this was a delicious episode. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
02/10/2014 • 57 minutes 39 seconds
Ep79 - Mick Betancourt
Mick's story has it all. You want to laugh? Trust me you will. You want to cry? Just try and hold back your tears. You want a story about comedy, perseverance, trauma and substance abuse? Well then this is the podcast episode for you. Mick Betancourt has an amazing outlook on stand up, his family and his childhood anguish. Mick was able to turn everything around at a time when most people would give up. His writing/producing credits include Chicago Fire, Ironside, Necessary Roughness and Law & Order SVU. He's been on Premium Blend, The Naughty Show and has his own successful self named podcast. Get inspired. Get encouraged. Get listening to Mick Betancourt. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
25/09/2014 • 1 hour 36 minutes 29 seconds
Ep78 - Mark Eddie
What makes you smile? Puppies chasing a ball? Ice cream on a hot summer day? A hit of acid? Well Mark Eddie is kind of like all three of those things rolled up into one. He's an amazing musician, comedian, singing impressionist, husband, dad. And remember that whole puppy thing? Having Mark in studio is like having a hundred puppies spoon you at the same time. He's performed with Jackson Browne, Melissa Etheridge & Toad the Wet Sprocket. Not impressed yet? Well how about jamming alongside members of The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, No Doubt, The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan? Ok, ok. Here's one that will blow your mind: Kira and Mark performed in front of drunk Mexicans in Cabo and got paid in wool rugs. Aha! Now you're impressed. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
18/09/2014 • 1 hour 6 minutes 2 seconds
Ep77 - Ritch Shydner
There are a few key comedians Kira credits with inspiring and reinforcing her desire to pursue stand up comedy. 1) The first time she saw Mork from Ork sit on his couch using his head 2) The first time she snuck into a movie theater to see Eddie Murphy's Raw. 3) The first time she lied about her age and illegally a headliner at a real comedy club. Afterwards he came over and talked to her and the other 15 year olds she dragged down to Cobb's Comedy Club that night. That comedian was Ritch Shydner. Now, over two decades later Kira gets to gush all over him again. They discuss drugs, diapers and he even tries to talk her out of having another kid. He's appeared on The Tonight Show with both Johnny and Jay. He recurred on Married With Children and Roseanne. And more importantly, he's a father to three very lucky kids. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
11/09/2014 • 1 hour 11 minutes
Ep76 - Paul Kim
Paul 'PK' Kim is a very busy man. Between taking care of two little kids during the day, performing his stand up at night, deejaying every Korean wedding within the Los Angeles city limits on the weekends, AND prepping for ANOTHER baby on the way… I think it's very safe to say the Paul the Preacher's Kid (which is what the PK stands for) has gotten real busy with it. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
04/09/2014 • 1 hour 8 minutes 11 seconds
Ep75 - Sharon Barragan
At first, Sharon Barragan did not want to be a guest on Kira's podcast. She didn't feel like she fit the criteria of a comedian with a kid. Sharon's comedy career is nowhere close to where she wants it to be. But what comic is ever truly satisfied? And as far as her being a parent… well, no spoilers allowed. Just have a listen with some kleenex handy. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
28/08/2014 • 58 minutes 35 seconds
Ep74 - Barry Katz
How do you describe someone like Barry Katz? An industry wizard? A comedy shaman? One of the tallest Jews in Hollywood? Sure, all of those work. Barry is more than just a manager, he's a former comedian, club owner, producer, showbiz sorcerer and overall stand up guru. He's responsible for launching comedians like Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Anthony Clark, Nick Swardson, Tracy Morgan, Nick DiPaolo, Darrell Hammond, Whitney Cummings, Jay Mohr, and Louis CK into super stardom. He's developed over 100 television shows, including Last Comic Standing, NBC's Whitney, and TBS's Frank TV. Sometimes in this crazy business when you're slinging jokes at night, changing diapers in the morning and trying to 'make it' (whatever that really means) feels like a raging ocean that's slamming you against the rocks with ever wave. The wisdom of Barry Katz is a much needed life preserver for every comedian and artist our there. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitche
21/08/2014 • 1 hour 45 minutes 59 seconds
Ep73 - Collin Moulton
Do you like a little pep with your puns? Perhaps some brawn with your banter? Maybe a bit of get-up-and-go with your gags? Alright, how many more of these do I need? Collin, father of two is a comedian with muscles. He's better than the rest of us. He's a great dad who happens to ad weights to his wisecracking. Catch his half hour Showtime special "That's Just Chicken Stupid" is out now. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
14/08/2014 • 1 hour 5 minutes 16 seconds
Ep72 - Joey CoCo Diaz
Prison? You got it. Drugs? Absolutley! Playdates? Of course! Who wouldn't want to spend time at a playground with Joey Coco Diaz? He's the sweetest, most gentle ex-con you'll ever meet. He's a movie star, (Grudge Match) he's a television star, (My Name Is Earl) and his comedy special “The Testicle Testaments” is out now on iTunes. So don't be a cock sucker and have a listen to Joey Diaz. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
07/08/2014 • 1 hour 6 minutes 16 seconds
Ep71 - Jane Edith Wilson
This week, Kira sits down with comedian and mom, Jane Edith Wilson. Jane is an actress and writer, known for Catch Me If You Can (2002), Eight Legged Freaks (2002) and American Zombie (2007). Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
31/07/2014 • 1 hour 7 minutes 6 seconds
Ep70 - Yakov Smirnoff
This week, Kira sits down with comedian and dad, and fellow Russian, Yakov Smirnoff. Yakov is a Soviet-born American comedian, actor and writer. After emigrating to the United States in 1977, Smirnoff began performing as a stand-up comic. He eventually gained fame, and he reached his biggest successes in the mid-to-late 1980s, when he also appeared in several films and television shows, including his own 1986-87 sitcom, What a Country!. His comic persona was of a naive immigrant from the Soviet Union who was perpetually confused and delighted about life in the United States. His humor combined a mockery of life under Communism and of consumerism in the United States, as well as word play caused by misunderstanding of American phrases and culture, all punctuated by the catchphrase, "And I thought, 'What a country!'"The collapse of Communism starting in 1989, and especially the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, brought an end to Smirnoff's widespread popularity, although h
24/07/2014 • 1 hour 4 minutes 20 seconds
Ep69 - Craig Anton
This week, Kira sits down with comedian and dad, Craig Anton. Craig is an American actor and comedian. Anton is most notable for being one of the original cast of comedians on sketch comedy television series MADtv and for his role as Lloyd Diffy on the television series Phil of the Future. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
17/07/2014 • 1 hour 9 minutes 4 seconds
Ep68 - Jason Collings
This week, Kira sits down with comedian and dad, Jason Collings. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
10/07/2014 • 1 hour 3 minutes 12 seconds
Ep67 - Mark Schiff
Kira sits down with comedian and dad, Mark Schiff. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
03/07/2014 • 1 hour 5 minutes 54 seconds
Ep66 - Bill Dawes
This week, Kira sits down with comedian and dad, Bill Dawes. As an actor, he has appeared in several award-winning independent films, including Adam, Evenhand and Fiona. He’s had starring roles in two MGM Studio children’s films—Just for Kicks and Recipe for Disaster—and an acting role in the DVD cult hit I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. On TV, Bill has been on several hit shows, including Law and Order, Rizzoli and Isles, Sex and the City, OZ, and Criminal Intent, As a stage actor, Bill’s first role was on Broadway with Sigourney Weaver and Christopher Durang in the play Sex and Longing. He most recent stage turn was on Broadway in the hit Tony-nominated production of “LOMBARDI,” where he played a lead role as Green Bay Packer Legend Paul Hornung, the “Golden Boy.” Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
26/06/2014 • 1 hour 6 minutes 25 seconds
Ep65 - Cisco
This week, Kira sits down with comedian and daddy of 2, Cisco. Cisco is an American comedian made with Mexican parts. He has been referred to as “edgy”, “real” and a “must see” performer that can go from 0 to funny in a nanosecond. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where he attended Cal State Long Beach University as a history major. Cisco’s day jobs have included appearing in films, television and, currently, working as a morning radio personality. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
19/06/2014 • 1 hour 6 minutes 36 seconds
Ep64 - Aida Rodriguez
Kira sits down with comedian and mom, Aida Rodriguez. Aida is an American comedian of Puerto Rican/Dominican descent. She is also an actress, producer and writer. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.
12/06/2014 • 1 hour 6 minutes 44 seconds
Ep63 - Brian Kiley
This week, Kira sits down with Comedian and daddy, Brian Kiley. Brian has appeared several times on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Conan O'Brien”. He performs regularly at clubs in L.A. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
05/06/2014 • 1 hour 11 minutes 26 seconds
Ep62 - Jacob Sirof
Kira sits down with daddy/comedian, Jacob Sirof. Jacob Sirof is a writer, known for NBA Fashion with Pat O'Brien (2012), Down and Dirty with Jim Norton (2008) and Everybody's a Comedian (2012). Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
29/05/2014 • 1 hour 9 minutes 59 seconds
Ep61 - John DiCrosta
Kira sits down with comedian and father, John DiCrosta. In his stage appearances John DiCrosta is “electric” as one Las Vegas reviewer has said. Dozens of voices, off beat impressions, topical humor, sight gags, a few props, and sometimes even ventriloquism are among the tricks this comedian has up his sleeve. His sharp wit and knack for playfully causing trouble with practical jokes, has helped to spread his name across the United States and Canada. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
22/05/2014 • 1 hour 2 minutes 28 seconds
Ep60 - Brian Dunkleman
Kira sits down with comedian and daddy, Brian Dunkleman. Brian is a comedian and actor. He is best known as being co-host with Ryan Seacrest on the first season of American Idol on the Fox Network. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
15/05/2014 • 1 hour 6 minutes 14 seconds
Ep59 - Doug Williams
Kira sits down with good friend and comedian plus daddy, Doug Williams. Williams began performing stand-up comedy in 1990, five years before graduating from Alabama State University in 1995. After college Williams moved to Los Angeles where he landed small roles in the 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor and First Kid. Since then, he has had guest roles on many sitcoms, including The Bernie Mac Show. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
08/05/2014 • 1 hour 6 minutes 28 seconds
Ep58 - Kevin Brown
He is the middle child of Bishop and Annie Pecola Brown and he has an older brother Andre (Dre') and younger sister LaShawn. Both siblings play significant roles in his organization (Mgmt.). Kevin and his brother Dre created and produced "The Uptown Comedy Club" TV show that broadcasted on FOX 5 network for four seasons (1992-1995). "The Uptown Comedy Club" was located in the heart of Harlem on 125th St and experienced National success in the 80's and 90's. He managed, taught and worked with some of today's most successful comedians, i.e. JB Smoove of "Curb Your Enthusiasm", Flex Alexander of UPN's One on One, Tracy Morgan of NBC's 30 Rock and Chris Tucker of the " Rush Hour" franchise, to name a few. Kevin attended the T. Schreiber Studio for acting and comedy after his successful run with the Uptown Comedy Club. In the Urban community aka's and nicknames are common. Kevin referred to himself as "Big Kev" to distinguish his brand. Kevin later added "Dot Com" to his "Big Kev" monike
01/05/2014 • 1 hour 6 minutes 44 seconds
Ep57 - Bil Dwyer
Kira sits down with funny man and daddy, Bil Dwyer. He's an American stand-up comedian and game show host. Television shows he has hosted include GSN's Extreme Dodgeball, I've Got A Secret and The 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time, the PAX TV (now ION Television) game show Dirty Rotten Cheater, and the FSN game show, Ultimate Fan League. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
24/04/2014 • 1 hour 6 minutes 40 seconds
Ep56 - Karith Foster
Kira sits down with good friend, comedian mommy with another on the way, Karith Foster. She was also a former contributor on the Imus in the Morning radio and television program. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
17/04/2014 • 1 hour 4 minutes 24 seconds
Ep55 - Mike Rayner & William Nickerson
Kira sits down with two comedians and guest what, they are also dads, Mike Rayner and William Nickerson. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
10/04/2014 • 1 hour 1 minute 29 seconds
Ep54 - Tony Baker
Kira sits down with comedian and dad, Tony Baker. Tony Baker is making a lot of noise on the Hollywood Comedy Scene. In a short time he has made his presence felt at all the major comedy clubs in the LA area. He hails from Chicago and honed his stage presence while living and going to college in New Mexico. The married father of 2 balances family, acting & comedy well. He is the winner of the Uncle Clyde's Comedy Competition at the Ice House, A semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, and winner of L.A.'s Funniest Comic. He has done short films, dramas, horror movies and comedies. He has also been featured in as well as co-written numerous comedy sketches. He is a regular at The Comedy Store on the sunset strip as well as The Comedy Union. He has done numerous shows at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood & Long Beach, The Ice House & The Improv Comedy clubs in Hollywood,Ontario,Brea & Irvine. Tony Baker's comedy style is very observational and relatable and very animated. Get
03/04/2014 • 1 hour 8 minutes 45 seconds
Ep53 - Bob Golub
Kira sits down with good friend, comedian and dad, Bob Golub. Bob is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker of Polish descent, whose work is largely inspired from his true-life childhood experiences of growing up in a dysfunctional home located in the steel-mill town of Farrell, Pennsylvania. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
27/03/2014 • 1 hour 6 minutes 2 seconds
Ep52 - Stamie Karakasidis
Kira sits down with good friend, comedian and mom, Stamie Karakasidis. They talk about the first time they met working the old room on Larchmont Avenue in Los Angeles as well as other things. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
20/03/2014 • 1 hour 3 minutes 13 seconds
Ep51 - Ryan Sickler
Kira sits down with good friend, comedian and daddy, Ryan Sickler. If the adage is true — that tragedy plus time equals comedy — then Ryan Sickler has paid his dues on the left side of the equation. Born in Baltimore, Ryan lost his father when he was 16. After that, he bounced from one relative to another. And while his early years might have seemed rocky, that tumultuous childhood gave him both fodder for material and armor against the relentless onslaught that is life as a standup comic.His television appearances include Comedy Central’s Tosh.O, Live At Gotham, Cutman and The Late Late Show. Ryan is also an informed sports fan and appeared as a regular on Fox Sports.Beyond standup, Ryan Sickler is an engaging storyteller. You can catch him every Tuesday on his podcast, The CrabFeast. Inspired by his hometown, the show celebrates the things Ryan loves most — storytelling, family, friends and comedy. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
13/03/2014 • 49 minutes 25 seconds
Ep50 - John DiResta
Kira sits down with comedian and father, John DiResta. He was the title star of a short-lived UPN sitcom called DiResta from 1998-1999. He has appeared in several films, including Miss Congeniality and its sequel, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. In 2004 he got a show on FX called Trash for Cash where he and his brother Jimmy DiResta went around buying or finding cheap garbage. Jimmy would build whatever was needed and John act as the comic relief. It lasted one season.Currently, he co-hosts a show with his brother on HGTV. Hammered with John and Jimmy DiResta premiered September 16, 2006. Jimmy DiResta, an inventor and carpenter, builds intricate projects while John, similar to previous programs, acts as the comic foil. Hammered is currently airing its second season.John also stars as "Johnny" in an American Chopper spoof series called American Body Shop on Comedy Central that began airing in 2007. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
06/03/2014 • 54 minutes 49 seconds
Ep49 - Brett Gilbert
Kira sits down with comedian and good friend, Brett Gilbert. Brett Gilbert was born in Syracuse, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Ghost World (2001), Wild Things 2 (2004) and My Dinner with Jimi (2003). Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
27/02/2014 • 50 minutes 40 seconds
Ep48 - Nate Bargatze
Kira sit down with comedian, Nate Bargatze. The son of a clown, who turned world class magician. Nate has been seen on Conan and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
20/02/2014 • 1 hour 3 minutes 40 seconds
Ep47 - Jordan Brady
Kira sit down with comedian and director, Jordan Brady. Jordan Brady was also a stand-up comic in the 1980s. He was also one of the original members of Richmond's Comedy Underground, an improv group that was started in the early 80s and was the originator of the line, "Bow Chicka Bow Wow!". A marine style clean cut young man, his fresh and unique material ranged from impressions of G.I. Joe to re-enactments of entire porn film soundtracks. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
13/02/2014 • 1 hour 5 minutes 48 seconds
Ep46 - Bobby Slayton
Kira sit down with the Pitbull of Comedy, a Hall of Fame comedian, and father, which I'm sure he hates, Bobby Slayton. It's Bobby Slayton do you need anything else? Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
06/02/2014 • 1 hour 2 minutes 32 seconds
Ep45 - Stevie D
Kira sit down with good friend and longtime comedy compadre and daddy of 2, Stevie D. In the very beginning Kira and Stevie worked together in the Belly Room at the Comedy Store. They catch up on the past and talk parenting. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
30/01/2014 • 1 hour 3 minutes 28 seconds
Ep44 - Willis Turner
Kira sits down with good friend and comedian, Willis Turner. Willis has performed on "BET", "Comedy Central", as well as many Night Clubs across the US and Canada. When you need an entertainer, call Willis Turner! Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
23/01/2014 • 1 hour 4 minutes 16 seconds
Ep43 - Chris Mancini
Kira sits down with good friend, comedian, Podcaster and author, Chris Mancini. They discuss parenting as well as Chris's book, "PACIFY ME." Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
20/01/2014 • 1 hour 4 minutes 39 seconds
Ep42 - Wendy Liebman & Mary Kennedy
It's Part 2. Kira sits down with comedians and moms, Wendy Liebman & Mary Kennedy. This is a 2 part show, it was that funny. Please enjoy. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
16/01/2014 • 47 minutes 9 seconds
Ep41 - Wendy Liebman & Mary Kennedy
Kira sits down with comedians and moms, Wendy Liebman & Mary Kennedy. This is a 2 part show, it was that funny. Please enjoy. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
13/01/2014 • 1 hour 1 minute 16 seconds
Ep40 - Mike Finnegan
Kira sits down with husband, Mike Finnegan. This is the mother and father of all shows. Find out what happens when she says what he already knew and vice versa. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
09/01/2014 • 0
Ep39 - Ian Harris
Kira sits down with comedian and dad, Ian Harris. Originally a San Francisco Bay Area comic, was a top headliner for years, touring nationally as well as a staple on the L.A. comedy scene, winner of many major comedy competitions, seen on Comedy Central. He was on several Top 100 Comeidans lists, ranking as high as #25, before moving into writing and directing films and music videos for the past 6 years. Ian will be taping his first hour special in December 2012, (coinciding with the much publicized Mayan Apocalypse) called Ian Harris: Live From The Apocalypse. A skeptic take on religion and common beliefs, the show promises to be very charged and cutting edge. Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
06/01/2014 • 1 hour 10 minutes 25 seconds
Ep38 - Laurie Kilmartin
Kira sits down with comedian and mom, Laurie Kilmartin. She's an American comedian and writer best known for being a finalist on Last Comic Standing season 7. She is currently a staff writer for the Conan O'Brien show Conan. Kilmartin performed stand-up on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Showtime, the USO Tour Cuba, performing for troops in Iraq, Shorties Watchin' Shorties, Verdict with Dan Abrams, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, and The World Stands Up. She has been featured at comedy festivals in Aspen, Edinburgh, and Montreal.
02/01/2014 • 52 minutes 13 seconds
Ep37 - Laraine Newman & Chad Einbinder
Kira Sits down with SNL Alumni and co-founder of the Groundlings, Laraine Newman and her husband, Director and funny man, Chad Einbinder. Laraine Newman a Los Angeles, California, native and the granddaughter of a cattle rancher from Arizona. Her family is Jewish. She is the youngest of four children and a twin. Her sister, Tracy Newman, is an Emmy Award winning television writer. Newman attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California. Newman married actor-writer-director Chad Einbinder in 1991. They have two daughters, Lena (born 1991) and Hannah (born 1995). Newman and Einbinder, a Philadelphia native, regularly join comedian Craig Shoemaker and other friends at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, California, to watch Philadelphia Eagles games.Chad Einbinder makes people laugh. As a successful actor, writer, and now director, Chad has h
30/12/2013 • 1 hour 2 minutes 37 seconds
Ep36 - Don Friesen
Kira sits down with comedian and dad, Don Friesen. Don is an American stand-up comedian. Friesen is a relatively "clean" performer who uses self-deprecating humor to lampoon his life as a suburban husband and father. His act consists of satirical scenes that spoof his daily interactions with his wife, kids, tech support, creditors, and airline pilots, mixed in with impressions, improvisation and audience interaction.
26/12/2013 • 57 minutes 45 seconds
Ep35 - Chris Strait
Kira sits down with comedian and dad, Chris Strait. Born in Inglewood, CA, and grew up in the Ladera Heights section of Los Angeles. He is the oldest of two boys, and also has on older half-sister (from father's side). He is of primarily Irish and German descent, although he claims himself to be "a European mutt". Strait graduated from Culver City High School in 1994. He later achieved a Bachelors degree in History from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 1999. He then received his Masters degree in Psychology from Antioch University in 2001. Strait had intended to be a psychotherapist, but was told his problem-solving style was “too aggressive”. He began his comedy career while still in graduate school, in the summer of 2000. His Masters Thesis was on the subject of humor. Early influences included George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Richard Pryor, and Louis CK. He is currently married with a daughter and a son.
23/12/2013 • 1 hour 3 minutes 25 seconds
Ep34 - Dave Anthony
Kira sits down with actor, comedian, and dad, Dave Anthony. Anthony is the creator, producer and editor of Walking the Room, a podcast that he co-hosts with comedian Greg Behrendt. The two became friends over two decades ago during the early days of Anthony’s stand-up career. They hosted a show together on the Comedy World Radio Network in 2001 and collaborated again on The Greg Behrendt Show in 2006–2007. Anthony has had numerous roles in television, films and commercials, and has been a guest on various late night shows and podcasts. He was a contributing writer for the SuicideGirls and Comedy Film Nerds websites, and had a blog called Stop All Monsters. He has done stand-up all over the world and frequently performs around Southern California. He is also currently a writer, most recently on AMC's Talking Dead, and now on IFC's Maron (where he also gives the show's star, Marc Maron, rides to work). Be sure to rate and comment on iTunes.
19/12/2013 • 1 hour 5 minutes 14 seconds
Ep33 - Jamie Kaler
Kira sits down with actor, comedian, and dad, Jamie Kaler. Jamie is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has gained fame by portraying the character Mike Callahan on the TBS comedy "My Boys". He has appeared on such talk shows as the Late Late Show as well as having a role on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and had a recurring role on Will and Grace. Kaler also lends his voice to the show Robot Chicken, as the suicidal blooper host. He is a member of the ACME Company, ACME Comedy Theatre's top-level sketch company and has also made guest appearances on Friends and Monk. Before beginning his comedic career, Kaler graduated from Boston University. He was then commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Navy and stationed in San Diego before realizing he wanted to be an actor. After resigning his commission, he started performing in comedy clubs and eventually became involved in the Los Angeles comedy scene.
16/12/2013 • 1 hour 16 minutes 3 seconds
Ep32 - Greg Fitzsimmons
Kira sits down with comedian, Podcaster and dad, Greg Fitsimmons. Greg is a stand-up comedian and television writer/producer. A regular guest on The Howard Stern Show, Chelsea Lately, The Adam Carolla Show, and The Joe Rogan Experience. His 2011 book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons received critical praise from NPR and Vanity Fair. Since 2006, Greg has hosted a radio show on Howard Stern’s Sirius/XM channel and his own twice-weekly podcast, Fitzdog Radio. A regular on Letterman, Conan, and Kimmel, Greg also had two stand-up specials on Comedy Central and spent five years as a panelist on VH1’s Best Week Ever. As a writer, Greg won 4 Daytime Emmy Awards on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He also worked on HBO’s Lucky Louie, Politically Incorrect w/ Bill Maher and many others. He has created and executive produced pilots for VH1 and FX and served as head writer on The Chelsea Handler Show, The Man Show, and Tiny Tonight. Greg is the winner of “The Jury Award for
12/12/2013 • 1 hour 8 minutes 30 seconds
Ep31 - Joe Sib
Kira sits down with comedian, musician, and dad, Joe Sib. He is a man who wears many hats. So many hats that he doesn’t get much sleep—and that’s just the way he likes it. Sib spent the 90s playing in punk rock bands with a relentless touring around the world, then moved behind the scenes as co-owner of Side One Dummy Records where he signed and released albums from bands such as Flogging Molly, The Gaslight Anthem, ANTI-FLAG, and many more. Ever the music enthusiast with a wealth of stories only a touring musician could boast, Sib began hosting the Complete Control radio show in 2004, which airs in seven cities across the country, including 98.7FM in Los Angeles. Instead of abating Sib’s energy, the show simply added more fuel to the fire and spawned not only his one-man show–California Calling: A Story of Growing Up Punk Rock—but also an unexpected leap into standup comedy.
09/12/2013 • 1 hour 8 minutes 5 seconds
Ep30 - Jake Johannsen
Kira sits down with comedian and dad Jake Johannsen. Johannsen attended Iowa State University in the early 1980s, originally majoring in veterinary medicine, and then later changing to chemical engineering. He left after three years in college and relocated to San Francisco, California in order to pursue a career in comedy. Johannsen made his debut at Cobbs Comedy Club in San Francisco, and by 1986 had won the 11th Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition. During the 1990s, Johannsen starred in his own HBO comedy special, This'll Take About an Hour, which was listed as one of the Ten Best Television Shows by People Magazine in 1992. In 1994, he was nominated as "Best Male Stand-Up Comedian" for the 1994 American Comedy Awards.
05/12/2013 • 1 hour 26 minutes 23 seconds
Ep29 - Craig Shoemaker
Kira sits down with comedian and dad, Craig Shoemaker. Craig Shoemaker is a modern day Renaissance man. Best known for his engaging, relatable standup and iconic baritone-voiced character, The Lovemaster, Craig delights every audience with his multi-dimensional ability to entertain with relevance.Craig has had several successful solo TV stand-up specials, co-starred in numerous films, hosted network TV shows, written two beloved children’s books and performed for four U.S. Presidents. Dr Shoe has a doctorate degree from Cal U of PA, is an ordained minister and is even credited for co-creating "On Hold Advertising."“Shoe” began his career in his hometown of Philadelphia, where he honed his comedic skills and characters while bartending and attending Temple University, winning the “Best Comedian” award from Philly Magazine. A natural storyteller with sh
02/12/2013 • 1 hour 1 minute 5 seconds
Ep28 - Justin Worsham
Kira sits down with comedian and dad, Justin Worsham. A native of Modesto, California, Justin Worsham has been performing comedy in front of live audiences since 1996. In addition to performing in comedy clubs all over the country, teaching improv and hosting numerous live events, Justin was featured on Showtime’s Comics Without Borders with Russell Peters. He made his feature film debut as Jimmy Kimmel in Not Another Celebrity Movie (2013, First Napoleon Prod).Cuts from all of Justin’s albums, Paternally Challenged, I Love My Kids… I Swear, and Justin Worsham: I’m a Good Husband can be heard daily on Blue Collar Radio, Laugh USA, and Raw Dawg as a part of SiriusXM Satellite Radio.After moving to Los Angeles in 2005, Justin was accepted into The Second City where he studied acting, long-form improv and comedy writing. Justin graduated from The Second
28/11/2013 • 43 minutes 7 seconds
Ep27 - Bruce Fine
Kira sits down with good friend, comedian and dad, Bruce Fine. Bruce's streetwise style mixed with his boyish looks and charm has won over audiences across the country. It's also earned him numerous acting roles including "Hotel Hell Vacation" with Chevy Chase, "Love That Girl", "King of Queens", and "My Wife and Kids", along with national commercials for Build-A-Bear, Toyota, Miller Lite, and Direct TV. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
25/11/2013 • 1 hour 1 minute 42 seconds
Ep26 - Felicia Michaels
Kira sits down with comedian Felicia Michaels. She's an American stand-up comedian. She was nominated twice for Funniest Female Comic by the American Comedy Awards; in 1999 she won the award. She has released one album, Lewd Awakenings, on the What Are Records label. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
21/11/2013 • 49 minutes 16 seconds
Ep25 - Eddie Pence
Kira sits down with comedian, actor, and Father, Eddie Pence. His credits include Comedy Centrals "Live at Gotham" and "Crossballs", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfield on Fox News, History of the Joke and Surviving The Holidays w/ Lewis Black on The History Channel and recently he appeared in the Last Comic Driving campaign on NBC… Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
18/11/2013 • 58 minutes 17 seconds
Ep24 - Bryan Erwin
Kira sits down with comedian, actor, and father, Bryan Erwin. Bryan's satirical style has been featured at legendary Los Angeles comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store, The Improv, and the Laugh Factory. His unique storytelling ability translates to any audience, and has provided a natural progression into various television and movie projects. The universal appeal of Bryan's comedy is apparent; he talks about life and his family, or as he puts it, “an ongoing series of awkward, uncomfortable moments.” Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
14/11/2013 • 59 minutes 11 seconds
Ep23 - Angela Hoover
Kira sits down with comedian, actor, and mother, Angela Hoover. She's a Los Angeles based standup comedian who is currently on Season 8 of America's Got Talent. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
11/11/2013 • 1 hour 1 minute 36 seconds
Ep22 - Stephanie Escajeda
Kira sits down with comedian, actor, and mother, Stephanie Escajeda. They talk about being moms and inverted holes. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
07/11/2013 • 1 hour 11 minutes 23 seconds
Ep21 - Suli McCullough
Kira sits down with comedian, actor, and father, Suli McCullough. He's a hard working road comedian and actor, most notably feature in the motion picture, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice." Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
04/11/2013 • 51 minutes 15 seconds
Ep20 - Kelly Carlin
Kira sits down with the daughter of one of the finest comedians of all time, George Carlin, it's the one and only, Kelly Carlin. She's an is an American writer, actress, producer, monologist, and Internet radio host. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
31/10/2013 • 1 hour 43 seconds
Ep19 - Greg Behrendt
Kira sits down with comedian, actor, writer, and Father, Greg Behrendt. They discuss parenting and dealing with television childhood role models as well as working the road and much more. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
28/10/2013 • 59 minutes 32 seconds
Ep18 - Felipe Esparza
Kira sits down with comedian and father, Felipe Esparza, winner of the last "Last Comic Standing." They talk about a variety of things, from the first time they met to life on the road, to drugs and family dynamic. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
24/10/2013 • 55 minutes 58 seconds
Ep17 - Cash Levy
Kira sits down with stand-up comedian, actor, writer, director, Podcaster and father, Cash Levy. You can hear Cash weekly on his Podcast, "Cashing In with T.J. Miller." They talk about comedy, parenting and a bunch of other silliness. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
21/10/2013 • 1 hour 5 minutes 59 seconds
Ep16 - Robin Reiser
Kira sits down with comedian, actor, and mother, Robin Reiser. They talk about how they met, and what it is like to be moms now and sex after children. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
17/10/2013 • 56 minutes 38 seconds
Ep15 - Maronzio Vance
Kira sits down with comedian, actor, and father, Maronzio Vance, from "Last Comic Standing" and "Comedy Central." They discuss everything, comedy, parenting and more. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
14/10/2013 • 1 hour 25 minutes 41 seconds
Ep14 - Royale Watkins
Kira sits down with comedian, writer, actor, father, Royale Watkins, from "Deliver Us From Eva," "Are We There Yet." They discuss everything, comedy, parenting and more. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. Enjoy.
10/10/2013 • 59 minutes 44 seconds
Ep13 - The LA PodFest
This weekend, we were at the Los Angeles Podcast Festival performing a live podcast with an array of podcasts, including WTF with Marc Maron and Road Stories with Murry Valeriano, to name a few. Our panel was a wonderful group of comedians, entertainers and parents, including Dan Cummings, Amy Anderson, Laraine Newman, Nate Bargatze and Chris Mancini. Please rate and comment on our show on iTunes.
07/10/2013 • 1 hour 10 minutes 6 seconds
Ep12 - Cathy Ladman
In this episode, Kira talks with good friend, comedian and mom, Cathy Ladman. They discuss a variety of different topics from her life as a professional stand-up comedian and actor to adopting her child to her personal struggles with anorexia and beyond. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and don't forget to "rate" and "comment" about our show.
23/09/2013 • 1 hour 36 minutes 31 seconds
Ep11 - Darren Carter
In this episode, Kira talks with good friend and comedian, Darren Carter. Let's get down to business shall we? Darren is one of the funniest live performers out today and where he gets his comedy may surprise you. If you know Darren, you may not know this well. Great episode.
04/09/2013 • 1 hour 14 minutes 35 seconds
Ep10 - Murray Valeriano
In this episode, Kira talks with good friend, comedian, father of a little baby boy and the host of his own podcast, "Road Stories," Murray Valeriano. They discuss both of their favorite memories of each other. The question is… When is that baby due?
28/08/2013 • 59 minutes 11 seconds
Ep9 - Carlos Alazraqui
In this episode, Kira talks with comedian and daddy beautiful little girl, Carlos Alazraqui. They talk about Carlos, his wife and his little girl and being a performer. Also, this guy has some voices, if you did not know that, you are soon to find out.
21/08/2013 • 52 minutes 19 seconds
Ep8 - Al Del Bene
In this episode, Kira talks with good friend, comedian and daddy of 2 children, Al Del Bene. Be sure not to talk to him about "The Humpy Dance," because you may not get a response. He talks about the reason why he has 2 children. It's lots of fun.
14/08/2013 • 59 minutes 16 seconds
Ep7 - James P. Connolly
In this episode, Kira talks with good friend and comedian and also a daddy, James P. Connolly aka JPC. They talk about their time on the road performing for the military as well as the fact that both Kira and Jame's wife were pregnant at the same time. They get to chatting about the birth and much more...
07/08/2013 • 59 minutes 43 seconds
Ep6 - Al Jackson
In this episode, Kira talks with comedian and daddy of 2, Al Jackson. Kira tells her favorite story about Al. They talk about sex; orgies in Costa Rico and life on the road and parents and comedians on the road. It gets real and hilariously funny.
31/07/2013 • 1 hour 2 minutes 31 seconds
Ep5 - Amy Anderson
In this episode, Kira talks with comedian, mother, and one of her closest comedy friends, Amy Anderson. They talk about everything, and we mean everything…below the belt.
24/07/2013 • 1 hour 6 minutes 10 seconds
Ep4 - Shang
In this episode, Kira talks with actor, writer, producer and comedian, Shang. They talk about being a single dad and how important his kids are to him and how much he had to prove himself to just about everyone. Get the real story about Shang.
17/07/2013 • 1 hour 6 minutes 31 seconds
Ep3 - Angelo Tsarouchas
In this episode, Kira talks with actor and comedian and Canada's very own, The Funny Greek, Angelo Tsarouchas. They discuss working on the road and their travels touring together in South Africa as well as the effects of being away from their kids.
10/07/2013 • 57 minutes 11 seconds
Ep2 - Wendy Hammers
This week, Kira talks with actor and comedian from such television as "The Sopranos," "The Bernie Mack Show," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Wendy Hammers. They discuss what's it llike to be a working comedian and a mother.
03/07/2013 • 39 minutes 1 second
Ep1 - Maz Jobrani
In this episode, Kira talks with comedian and father of two, Maz Jobrani about what it's like to be both a professional working comedian as well as a parent. They focus on how one displines their child.