Howie's High Sierra Comedy Vault (comedy)

Episode 195 with comedian Todd Glass breaking out into song with Chip Chantry & Howie singing backup. One of the more entertaining conversations ever and nice having Chip on making his debut up here in Lake Tahoe.


Ep194 brings back comedians Rocky LaPorte and Ron Morey with a coda of 'Carol' to round out the experience in what has clearly been a tradition that is always more fun with each meeting. Rocky of course was Best Man at my wedding (and said he'd be Best Man at my next weeding).


Episode 193 with comedians Raj Sharman, Rawle D. Lewis & David Gee (aka a multi-religious melting pot of humor).


Episode 192 with San Francisco bay area comedian Johnny Steele. I interviewed him earlier this month when he was hosting the SF Comedy Competition here in Lake Tahoe (& who has won it in the past). We talk about the craft but more importantly the mechanics & being smart in the comedy business promoting yourself and changing as the climate changes to keep up with the trends.


Episode 191 is up and loaded with comedian guru & spiritual advisor The Tommy Lama (aka Tommy Savitt) who helps comedian Avi Liberman & Howie find non-physical happiness.


Episode 190 with comedians Allan Havey, Rick D'Elia & Dana Eagle. Topics include power in Hollywood and those who abuse it (such as Harvey Weinstein), conspiracies and those who believe them (D'Elia, myself) and those who are skeptical (Havey, Eagle) and the dark side of comedy (that we all agreed on).


Episode189 with comedians Vince Morris & Michael Blaustein and this episode is by far the most extensive chat on racial relations ever. Vince has a very interesting take on this as he has seen and lived through people who were racist and also to his father who fought in Korea. Yes, it was a different time but when you grow up in that kind of environment yes, it does make a difference. It's a good one folks and it's all at Howienave.com


Episode 188 with comedians John Caponera & Alycia Cooper on information overload & how it filters into comedy. Topics include John wishing politics wouldn't be a part of sports and Alycia suggesting a compromise, the passing of Playboy founder Hugh Heffner segueing into how easy it is for kids to access sexually explicit material on the Internet (John's a father of sons and a daughter so he has a unique perspective) and priorities balancing art in the classroom versus a city in Texas paying 72 million dollars on a football stadium at the high school level!


Episode 187 is uploaded and features comedian-actor Adam Ray, 'How he got his first agent' Sandy Danto and perennial host David Gee who also played host at Budd Friedman's book launch party at the LA Improv where I drove down from Lake Tahoe down to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Some great stories between the four of us and I think you'll enjoy this episode because of it.


Episode 186 with comedians Darren Carter 'The Party Starter' & Joe Praino 'A Casualty of The Bingle Bus Tour' recorded 'live' in South Lake Tahoe. A lot is covered including the secret to Darren Carter's 20 year marriage (be submissive whenever possible), Joe Praino's inspiration to go from a career in sports journalism to stand up comedy (after watching comedian/TV host David Letterman kissing Julia Roberts on his late night television show) and finding out that all 3 of us are big fans of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.