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Scott Higgins and Ace Aceto have 50 years combined of standing in front of crowds and making people laugh. Now they go Behind The Funny with entertainers in all stages of their career from national headliners, to comedy writers, to newer comics just starting out. Why did they start, what drives them, and what were some of the obstacles? Join Scott and Ace as they go Behind The Funny.
 
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Dan Bublitz Jr joins us in the Acement to talk about ... bombing. Ace and Scott found Dan's podcast, The Art Of Bombing, and knew we had to talk to him. Dan's a podcaster, comedian and show producer, so he had plenty of stories to share. Check out Dan at https://www.danbublitz.com/ Support the podcast at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/behindthefQ…
 
Mike Cotayo is our guest in the Acement this week and he has quite an inspirational story. While his comedy can be silly it also can be dark but it comes from a very real place and always funny. Mike uses comedy and shows people how to overcome obstacles and heal through laughter using his own comeback story. Check out Mike at https://www.funnymanm…
 
This week we discuss the magical season 10 of SNL. Brian Mulhern, Dan Smith, and Brendan Kirby join us in the Acement to talk about the great characters and sketches that came out of that season. All three of our guest have worked on TV and have comedy writing credits so we knew they would have great insight. With an amazing cast including Billy Cr…
 
Brad Pierce has joined us once again in the Acement, except this time he is solo. Ace and Scott were recently discussing some incredibly funny Brad stories and had to have him back on. Where did Brad recently have his worse gig ever? What famous singer did Brad roast at show not knowing who the person was? Find out what we say he is Positively Pess…
 
This week is Ace's favorite clips from SCOTTober, Scott kinda likes them too. Clips include Cody Ray DesBiens & Satori Hawes (The Paranormal Couple), Joe Chin (Ghosthunters International), Andrea Perron (The Conjuring House), Ken DeCosta (RISEUP Paranormal), and of course our SCOTTober cohost Tom Stewart (My Paranormal Podcast). Go to www.patreon.c…
 
We look back at 2022's best funny bad gig stories from; Jimmy Dunn, James Firth, Cory Gee, Steve Halligan, Steve Bjork, John Moses, Rodney Norman, Peter Liu, George Hamm, Dan Smith, Don Zollo, Paul Nardizzi, Butch Bradley, Pat O'Connor, Lou Angelwolf, Doug Ouimette, Todd Parker, Wendy Liebman, and Harrison Stebbins. Go to www.patreon.com/behindthef…
 
Ace and Scott decided to share one of their favorite conversations for the holidays. Frank O'Donnell and Charlie Hall are the reason there is comedy in Rhode Island and the reason Ace Aceto is a comedian. They are both in the RI Comedy Hall of Fame and deservedly so. They are fantastic storytellers and learning how it all began was amazing. Check t…
 
Jason Emmitt, K.C. Masterpeace, and Twisted Kid Matt from The Mixtape Podcast join Scott and Ace in the Acement this week to discuss their podcast. We started listening to the Mixtape Podcast last summer and instantly it became a favorite. They talk about 80s and 90s music and movies, a twisted walk down memory lane with a group of morons, as they …
 
Todd Parker knows Ace from the old days so his visit to the Acement was overdue. From his start during the Boston Comedy boom to his move to LA, Todd accomplished a lot quickly in comedy. His day job created a fortuitous opportunity into a creative career that would lead him to his latest accomplishment, a published author. Check out Todd's book at…
 
Doug Ouimette joins us in the Acement to discuss his quick rise in comedy. Starting comedy later in life he chose quickly to talk about obstacles him and his wife have had to overcome in their lives and crowds instantly took to it. Being an open book can be scary but can quickly connect you to a crowd, which is what happened with Doug. Not satisfie…
 
Dan Miller is in the Acement this week. A native a South Boston, a quick wit and sharp comebacks were a way of life. He took the stage in 1992 and has not looked backed. Dan has had the opportunity to work with some comedy powerhouses like Lenny Clarke and Dave Atell. Dan has a high energy style that is a blast to watch on stage. Ace and Scott coul…
 
Harrison Stebbins is in the Acement this week for a discussion on his career and we take a deep dive into crowd work comedy. Harrison is known for his fast paced, high energy comedy and is very skilled at crowd work. He takes time to break down how he's approached that. We talk about his career coming up and his bad gig almost got him lynched. Chec…
 
Our friend Brendan Kirby joins us in the Acement to talk about his new Seinfeld cookbook. Ace and Scott are huge Seinfeld fans so let the show quotes begin. Brendan is a seasoned comedy writer and roaster and has a quick wit, so there were a lot of laughs. We discuss his work on the Rhode Show and of course get into detail on the Seinfeld cookbook.…
 
We wrap up SCOTTober with Ken DeCosta from RISEUP Paranormal. Tom Stewart and Ken are in the Acement to discuss the investigation they brought Scott and Ace on at the famous Paine House. What evidence if any did we get? Did Scott run out the house screaming? There actually was a funny scared Scott story. Check out RISEUP at https://www.riseupparano…
 
Perhaps the most well known paranormal event is The Conjuring. So if you have one host, Ace, that loves paranormal and another, Scott, that doesn't, why not have one of the daughters the grew up in that house and actual experienced those events. Andrea Perron joins us to talk about her experiences in the famous haunted Harisville RI farmhouse that …
 
As SCOTTober rolls along, Ace & Scott talk to Joe Chin member of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society, started by past guest and BTF friend, Jason Hawes) Joe has been featured on Ghosthunters and Ghosthunters International. After a chance meeting at the Paine House investigation last month,we invited Joe to come on and talk about his experiences a…
 
We start off SCOTTober welcoming back Cody Desbiens and Satori Hawes, the Paranormal Couple. They return with items and stories from their paranormal museum. Cody and Satori our both natural story tellers and bring such interesting items. Why are there always dolls? Check them out at http://paranormalcouple.com/ Go to www.patreon.com/behindthefunny…
 
Scott and Ace are thrilled to be joined by Wendy Liebman. Wendy has a comedy resume that would make any comedian jealous. Name a late night show and she's been on it, comedy specials she has them. A bad accident in 2018 knocked her down awhile but she came back strong. She still loves comedy as much now as she did when she started, and you can tell…
 
Jason Merrill joins us this week. We talk about how he had a late start in comedy but quickly made a name for himself. In seven short years he's opened up for the likes of Lenny Clarke and Steve Sweeney, started producing shows with his Shooting From The Hip Comedy, and recently headlined Nick's Comedy Stop. What can we say, he killed. Check out Ja…
 
Lou Angelwolf joins Ace and Scott from FL. Lou started his career there with the likes of Ron Bennington, Dennis Regan, and Larry the Cable Guy. Liked by these headliners as well as touring acts, he was a go to opener or as he says "The Most Consistent Third Place Finisher". Check out Lou at https://www.facebook.com/lou.angelwolf Go to www.patreon.…
 
Over 100 successful landings on aircraft carriers wasn't enough excitement for Mitch Stinson, so he went into stand up comedy. Scott and Mitch started together and had plenty of stories to share. We talk about Mitch's brother helping him write and bomb his first time on stage and his triumphant return years later. Check out Mitch at http://www.mitc…
 
Once again we did not check before the show and the mics were not on the right setting, Oops. Patrick O'Connor joins us in the Acement to talk about coming about in the comedy scene as a newer comic. What's his funny bad gig story? Listen and find out. Check out Pat at https://www.instagram.com/pat.oconnor12/ Go to www.patreon.com/behindthefunny to…
 
With Ace out of town, Scott has friends Rhonda Corey and Roman Pierce in the Acement for a comedy discussion that crosses many subjects from remember our first jokes to bad teen years to finding religion to Rhonda's delicious chocolate chip scones. Go to www.patreon.com/behindthefunny to support the podcast…
 
Butch Bradley joins us in the Acement from Vegas. We talk about how he honed his skills in Boston before heading to the west coast. There he earned spots on several TV shows before heading to Vegas where he now has a residency at the LA Comedy Club at the Strat Hotel and Casino. How did Butch's funny bad gig help him get better? Check out Butch at …
 
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