'Morning AMp' hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams check in with intern and comedian Tim Barnes about what’s hip and happening and this week it’s bacon, that fatty cut of meat from pork bellies that tastes so salty and delicious when you fry it. But it’s also being found in whiskey, chocolate chip cookies and sprinkled on top of everything. When will the bacon backlash begin? Only Father Time knows and he won’t tell us. Because he’s eating bacon.
Known for his trademark squint and loud voice, Gilbert Gottfried mastered the art of stand-up comedy since he was 15 years old. He has made his way as a cast member of SNL, performed promos for MTV, and even made appearances on "The Cosby Show" and “Late Night with David Letterman”. He is in town to perform at Zanies this weekend, but not without joining the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams first!
It’s a comedy club on the AMp today! Currently a host for The Real, Loni Love established herself as a national name starting with her appearance on Star Search back in 2003 when she was the runner-up in the competition. She has made several notable television appearances since and joined us to laugh our way into the weekend.
Comedian Kyle Kinane stops by Vocalo studio’s to chat with ‘Morning AMp’ host Molly Adams and guest host Luis Antonio Perez to discuss his transition from Chicago to the L.A. comedy scene.
Kinane is known for his abrupt and cynical sense of humor. Leading up to last year’s election he was featured on Comedy Central when he was ripping up political advertisements. He is a regular opener for headliners like Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn and this weekend he’s performing at UP Comedy Club.
Musician/Comedian Todd Barry joins Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss his long career in comedy and music.
Brian reveals that he’s seen Todd numerous times in Chicago, and was equally impressed by his skills as a stand up and drummer. Todd (who will be in the new season of ‘Louie’ on FX) mentions that he actually prefers watching unpolished comedy at open mics because of how many professional comedians he sees in club venues.
Chicago born comedian and storyteller Monte LaMonte joins ‘The Morning AMp’ to discuss his new show with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon.
Described by Molly as “a man about town,” Monte is currently producing a show called ‘Shoot Em Up’ which combines the art of storytelling and filmmaking. He’s also seeking directors to create shorts for this month’s show!
Comedian Beth Stelling, back in town until Sunday, and the one and only Mary Hollis Inboden (Boss) joined us to cut up the news we missed this week. The conversation consists of top flicks from the horror genre, movies that are disturbing but not classified as horror films, and of course comedy. Catch Beth Stelling this weekend at Zanies Chicago everyday this weekend.
Comedian Chriistopher Titus talked to Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams about his special brand of humor, and how he navigates around Hollywood.
He discussed the creation of his groundbreaking FOX sitcom ‘Titus,’ and how he utlized it’s unique time slot to present stories about topics like homophobia in a manner that wasn’t “preaching to the choir.”
"There will be a reference to mastur….bation. And then I’ll do a joke about how they don’t get it. […] I’ll look out and there will be a cute little ninety year-old babushka looking lady and I’m thinking there’s no way she speaks English. She’s just sitting there smiling, and I will have families come up to me after shows and they’re like ‘that bit you did about my mother not speaking English it was true she does not’… and then I’ll look at the lady like ‘I’m sorry ma’am, I didn’t mean to say masturbation.’" -Maz Jobrani
Member of the “Axis of Evil Comedy Tour,” Maz Jobrani, joined host Molly Adams and guest host Ernest Wilkins on the Morning AMp to discuss how he negotiates mainstream comedic waters as a minority as well as his upcoming feature film, Jimmy Vestvood: American Hero.
Bilingual comedian Carmen Lynch talks funny with host Molly Adams, and guest host Allison Cuddy (WBEZ’s arts and culture reporter.) She discusses the evolving comedy scene, how she writes, and what it what it’s like working with artists such as Wanda Sykes.
“People think that it’s dirty to have a sexuality that is not straight when you’re not of age. When somebody is gay and 12 you’re not supposed to be like ‘you’re part of the gay community’ because it’s a sexual preference but people equate it to ‘sex’. So it’s hard to cater toward possible people who know they are queer that are younger audience because it’s geared towards adults.” - Comedian Adam Guerino on queer events being predominately sponsored by liquor companies.
Adam Guerino dropped in the studio this morning with the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to talk about the National Queer Comedy Search tonight at Zanie’s. Big time money at stake for LGBT comedians from all over the US of A. (And Molly is judging it up, so come on out!)
Comedian Tony Rock (The host of Live at the Apollo and star of his own Comedy Central Presents) joins Brian Babylon and Molly Adams on the AMp to discuss his upcoming shows at the UP Comedy Club, and what it was like growing up with his brother, Chris Rock. They also delve into a deep discussion about movies and race in which Tony reveals his ultimate celebrity crush.