This year Rebel Radio was invited to participate in the LA Podcast Festival. We chose as our guest the founder of the festival, Dave Anthony, who is also a really funny comedian and the host of The Dollop podcast which takes boring facts from American History and turns them into funny stories.
In front of a live audience, Dave takes us through the twists and turns of his career and drops some amazing lessons on us, like these:
On the key to success: Don’t be an asshole
Josh’s guest Steve Hofstetter knows that when he goes up on stage, his job is to make sure the crowd has a good time. It’s not about getting through his set, telling the jokes he’s worked hard at writing, or destroying the heckler who’s trying to mess things up for him. It’s only about the crowd.
To many of us forget that in life. We focus on the obstacles, the haters, the conditions that stand in the way of our success. Steve is here to teach us how to focus on the outcome
Ian takes being funny very seriously. He’s down to outwork folks around him, and isn’t afraid of a little luck when it comes his way.
In our interview, he gives us some insights from his journey from Portland local hero to TV writer and national touring.
We learn how he builds trust with an audience, and how he decides when to show them one part of his persona vs. another.
Warning: You’ll probably laugh a little and learn a lot. If you liked this episode, check out our
You may know Jimmy O. Yang as Jian Yang on Silicon Valley. You’ll surely know him soon from the upcoming movie, Patriot’s Day where he shares the screen with Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman. We know him as a funny ass comedian on YouTube and the Arsenio Hall Show, where he muses about being an Asian dude in America, being broke, and listening to hip hop.
Jimmy stops by the Rebel Radio studios to give us some insights into his rapid rise from open mic night to the national to
Cassie thinks it’s amazing that Brandon is only 23 and already has his shit together. Hard to say whether that’s a complement to Brandon or a commentary about the state of 23-year-olds. You might know Brandon from his Vice articles or his two Snapchat shows (one for MTV and one for Comedy Central). Or from his collab with weird-comedy pioneer Bob Odenkirk or around LA doing stand-up at spots like The Improv and Meltdown Comics. Or you may not know him at all, which only prove
This week's EDM.com Track of the Week is from Penthouse Penthouse. The track is "What You Sippin' On." Let us know what you think of the song. Kira Soltanovich is hilarious. Good thing too because she's a comedian. Maybe you saw her on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (she played the “photo booth” for seven years), or maybe on Girls Behaving Badly. Or maybe you have never seen her at all. Listen to our conversation about how she pushed through after bombing consistently when sh