The Marty Higgins Memorial Laff-A-Thon was the best time. People LAUGHED. While we get together the video of the live stuff, here’s a little taste. Our special guest for the night was supposed to be BIG BEEF TOMATO, but he bailed on us at the last second and sent this video greeting instead. Except it wasn’t a video greeting. It was just the training video for his restaurant.
…is tomorrow night.
asthma-squad and I have been working on this for the better part of 2014. It’s a sketch comedy show that we’re staging in a town that barely does stand up or improv, much less sketch. This means that we had no built-in resources—no venue, no readily accessible talent pool, no budget, no nothing. But now we have all of those things in spades, and we’d love to share them with you.
The Marty Higgins Memorial Laff-A-Thon is the story of a dead boy and the assortment of selfish, manipulative, and sometimes supernatural adults who populate Asbury Park, NJ. It’s hosted by “Melissa” and “Dan,” both of whom are just as self-absorbed as anyone else. In fact, they’re hosting the show for their own selfish, mutually exclusive.
It’s hands-down the coolest thing I’ve ever done in my life. The show itself is enormous, with an enormous cast and an enormous universe surrounding it, and literally everyone in the show is just people we know who were mostly hiding their immense talent in a bushel.
If you live in New Jersey or NYC, PLEASE come. You won’t regret it. There is so much stuff in this show that, I assure you, you won’t see anywhere else. Getting tickets is as easy as clicking this link.
My stand-up comedy alterego Funny Bone Gagliardi is raw. He is edgy. He is POLITICALLY INCORRECT. Herein lies a collection of his most classic bits performed for audiences all over the United States of AMERICA.
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Cover) - Fleet Foxes
"Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin?
But I can’t help falling in love with you…”
Dan couldn’t find a podcast to be interviewed on this week. See what happens when he’s allowed to talk into a microphone when no one’s around to tell him to stop, and then enjoy the Oh My Boy!, the World’s First Radio Play performed by the Chattanooga Theatre Company.
Preview and download the podcast My guest today is Dan Gagliardi on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
After a lot of trial as well as error, I managed to get my show up on iTunes. The premise, again, for the uninitiated: I make appearances on podcasts hosted by characters whom I also play. So far, I’ve been on the following podcasts:
1. FuadCast, a show hosted by a man named Fuad who feels cosmic obligation to host a podcast because his name lends itself to a great title. He, personally, hates podcasts.
2. Towels: the Podcast with Terry Linehan. Terry is an intense, high-strung guy with a loyal fanbase that loves him for his emotional honesty and rawness. We talk shop.
3. Are You Dan Gagliardi? is hosted by Dave Gallardo, who seeks to answer that titular question. NOTE: I appear on an extrasode.
4. Gianna’s Sleepover Podcast. Gianna is supposed to be hosting her show, but she’s too busy playing with her friends, so she makes her state trooper dad, Officer Gianno, do it. He invited me on the show after pulling me over on the parkway. (This one isn’t on iTunes yet, for some reason. You can listen to it here.)
Each show has a couple of weird sponsors that I, as the show’s creator, feel are the best thing about any of these episodes.