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Chicago’s ‘man of the people,’ comedian Pat Tomasulo previews Zanies event (Episode 555)

He is truly a “man of the people.” Comedian, sportscaster, and larger-than-life Chicago media personality Pat Tomasulo is part of Zanies’ virtual “Laugh More Live (Cupid Edition)” on Sunday. He joins me live right now on Car Con Carne! Also…

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‘Woke’ star T. Murph previews Zanies comedy special (Episode 554)

Valentine’s Day is coming, and Zanies has planned an evening of live comedy to cozy up to. T. Murph (“Woke” on Hulu) is set to appear in the Zanies virtual show “Laugh More Live (Cupid Edition),” along with Joe Kilgallon,…

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Handsome Naked talks turkey sandwiches, puppetry and football (Episode 548)

The very funny, award-winning comedy hip-hop group Handsome Naked returns to Car Con Carne in a “pre-game show” before the big game. I love these guys… they always crack me up. Vote Car Con Carne and Handsome Naked in the…

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Erica Nicole Clark: Teacher by day. Stand-up comic by night. Mr. T’s daughter always. (Episode 539)

The very funny Erica Nicole Clark joins me to preview the Laugh More Virtual Comedy Series for Zanies! We talk about life under Zoom, the awfulness of Wrigleyville and her super-famous father (Mr. T). The Laugh More Virtual Comedy Series…

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Chicago comedian Calvin Evans headlines Zanies for NYE (Episode 527)

Zanies is ringing in the new year with a live streaming event of Chicago comedians, hosted by the very-funny Calvin Evans. Calvin’s my guest tonight, as we try to burn 2020 from our minds.

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Mostly-safe to Google: The very funny Handsome Naked (Episode 508)

The very funny, award-winning comedy hip-hop group Handsome Naked joins me to talk about their new felt puppet-centric video “Comfort Food” and their history in the world of comedy hip-hop. Car Con Carne is presented by Siren Records McHenry.

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Comedy is medicinal: The standup comedy of Dr. Bill Miller (Episode 476)

Dr. Bill Miller is, in fact, a real doctor. He’s also a killer stand-up comic who’s headlining Zanies in Chicago Friday-Sunday night. Mask up and tune in to Episode 476. The doctor’s in the house. Car Con Carne is sponsored…

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Turning telemarketing calls into comedy gold: Jason Batchko (Episode 457)

Telemarketers suck. In the 90s, Jason Batchko had fun with them by essentially reverse-prank-calling them. He recorded the calls and released them as a comedy album collection, “I’m So Happy You Called!” Pravda Records just did a full rerelease (on…

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Comedian Hari Rao talks about comedy during COVID-19 (Episode 418)

Chicago comic Hari Rao joins me from his bunker to talk about making his way through the comedy scene here and how he’s been killing time during the pandemic. We also touch on his wonderful band, I Fight Dragons, during…

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From the streets of Harvey to the stratosphere with Frank Sinatra: Legendary comedian Tom Dreesen (Episode 398)

Tonight’s episode was like an entertainment history lesson. Comedian Tom Dreesen talked about his career, his Illinois roots, Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tim Reid and (naturally) Frank Sinatra. To get more insight (and stories) from Tom Dreesen, check…