Comedy’s favorite teddy bear and one of the stars of NBC’s Undateable Ron Funches stopped in before performing at Zanies in Rosemont. He spent some time brightening up Peace Prize Thursday for Molly Adams and Brian Babylon.
Jamie Masada, the founder of The Laugh Factory in Chicago and Los Angeles, joined The Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon and discussed how he started his famous comedy club when he was only 16 years old. Masada also shared some of his fondest memories of the late Richard Pryor.
SNL contributor and impressionist extraordinaire’s Jay Pharoah’s interview with the AMP’s guest co-hosts Jill and Luis turned into a performance, jam packed with impressions of ESPN’s Stephen Smith, Stewie from Family Guy, and a grand finale featuring his best Kanye West. He even serenaded outgoing Producer Vivian Mikhail on her last day after comparing our interns to Jared Leto and Danny Tamberelli. Take a listen and laugh!
Cleveland-born comedian Al Jackson came to Chicago for one night only and he talked with AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about fatherhood, starting stand-up in Miami and the differences between UberX and taxis.
Ramon Rivas runs Cleveland’s comedy scene. He co-hosted with Brian and Molly in his super fun fashion. We got to interview him halfway through our show and really got to know more about him before he heads off to a one-month long residency in New York City. Take a Listen.
The AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams were joined hilarious Sklar Brothers, twin comedians who known for blurring the lines between stand up and sketch. They talked about their rise to success as a pair in the comedy world and what it’s like getting old. Take a listen
The year is 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein is meeting for their annual quiche breakfast. However, this year there is an unexpected agenda item – the dropping of atom bombs on their fair city. Cast members of the current re-mounting of the show at the Chopin join us in studio.
You know us, we like to talk to comedians. So since Brody Stevens is in town to perform at UP Comedy Club, we will talk about the Kroll Show, Dave Chapelle’s Oddball Comedy Tour, and all the other things he does.
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In this episode: When Stephen Colbert was announced as Dave Letterman’s replacement on CBS’s late night talk show offering, even fans of the show felt that it was time for networks to think outside the box for a host. Jamie Masada, owner of The Laugh Factory, shared his thoughts with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about diversity on the networks, from gender to race to education to region.
Also, Chicago’s Archie Powell and The Exports deliver a downpour of raucous rock at their live shows and on their recordings. The new album Back In Black is filled to capacity with driving guitar riffs and inexhaustible energy. The band stopped by our performance studio to play some new tracks and talk about the album.
We close the show with a House set from Chicago’s The Narcoleptic. Tune in!
Trends expert Tim Barnesis always on the look out for what is bubbling up from the Fountain of Cool and this week it’s dead people! (And all the ways corporations and their families can make money off of them.)
When Stephen Colbert was announced as Dave Letterman’s replacement on CBS’s late night talk show offering, even fans of the show felt that it was time for networks to think outside the box for a host. Jamie Masada, owner of The Laugh Factory, shared his thoughts with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about diversity on the networks, from gender to race to education to region.
Greg Proopsis one of the hardest working men in comedy, constantly traveling the world performing stand-up and being a perfect guest on talk shows. He’s in town to talk to the AMp, record an episode of his traveling podcast, The Smartest Man in the World, at UP Comedy Club.