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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….

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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…

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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…

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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….

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‘Two shady looking-fellas; must be comics’ – Team Us Comedy’s Vik and Tyler eat tacos (Episode 144)

Comedians/improvisers/funny dudes Vik Pandya and Tyler Fowler of the Team Us Comedy join me for tacos at Alba’s Restaurant (1825 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622). During this Boost Mobile-sponsored…

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‘Everybody’s butt puckers up on everything’ – Stand-up comedy talk with comedian Mike Maxwell (Episode 137)

This week, I happily open the passenger door to comedian Mike Maxwell. We meet at Los 2 Amigos 2216 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL, which is right next door to…

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The man who eats like a 12-year-old boy: Comedian/radio star Kevin Kellam at Seafood City (Episode 118)

This week, it’s a trip to Seafood City Supermarket (5033 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630) with my colleague/stand-up comedian Kevin Kellam (101 WKQX). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Kevin_Kellam.mp3 Before we started the podcast,…

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Guest-a-palooza at the Taste of Chicago -or- ‘My life is a week-long burgerfest’ (Episode 71)

Car Con Carne kicked off the live events in the Taste of Chicago’s “Food for Thought” podcast pavilion this year, and a bunch of guests were there to make sure…

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The war on cargo shorts, the proliferation of spandex and ‘Fatty’: Actor Matt Nikkila (Episode 67)

Don’t flick your Bic, ‘Matches’ is in the mix! Translation: Comedic actor Matt Nikkila jumps in the front seat for a trip to Weiner’s Circle, the infamous Chicago hot dog…

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Comedian Paul Farahvar eats burritos, discovers flight attendant party (Episode 42)

“What goes on here? This is like a boarding school.” This week’s episode finds James and comedian Paul Faravhar sitting a few doors down from Allende, a dive-y burrito place…