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Episode 17 - Thai Rivera & Chris Storin

It's Season 2, episode 17 of Not Quite Famous! On this Episode Greg (@GregAsdourian) sits down with two of his funniest friends Thai Rivera (@ThaiRivera) & Chris Storin (@chrisStorin)! They have an amazingly fun and candid conversation that feels more like a hangout than an interview. Both of these guys are some of the hardest working comedians out there, having both worked with some of the biggest acts in the business right now as well as headlining for their own growing audiences. The three of them talk friendship within the industry, what they were like as "baby-comedians" & how to avoid getting pigeonholed into a specific archetype in entertainment. Both of them will be all over the US this summer, make sure you see them both live! Also, this Saturday (7/16) Greg will be at The Lucky penny Performing Arts Center in Napa CA, with the very funny Larry 'Bubbles' Brown & Johnny Steele! That is going to be an amazing show and all of you in the Bay Area should come see those three amazing acts. Now enjoy episode 17 of Not Quite Famous!

Find Thai & Chris at www.thairivera.com & www.chrisstorin.com

Music by Rob Dehlinger at (@robdehlinger) www.robdehlinger.com

Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/NQFPod or Facebook.com/GregAsdourian

Or on Twitter: @NQFPod or @GregAsdourian

Our website for info & LIVE Show Dates: www.gregasdourian.com

Episode 16 - Kevin Avery

Season 2 continues with Episode 16 featuring a great interview with Greg (@GregAsdourian) and Emmy nominated writer & comedian Kevin Avery (@KevinAvery)! Kevin is an amazing comedian and one of the funniest voices out of the San Francisco Bay in a long time. He was a writer on the hilarious Totally Biased with Kamau Bell on FX & currently writes Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver on HBO. He and Greg have a very fascinating discussion about what race can mean to audiences and the expectations that creates for comics like Kevin in the industry as a whole. Greg also takes a more solemn moment to express his feelings on the Orlando Tragedy, and asks that any fans who want to buy his albums this month, instead donate to one of the many LBGTQ organizations helping victims and their families.

Find Kevin at www.kevinaverycomedy.com

Music by Rob Dehlinger at (@robdehlinger) www.robdehlinger.com

Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/NQFPod or Facebook.com/GregAsdourian

Or on Twitter: @NQFPod or @GregAsdourian

Our website: www.gregasdourian.com

Episode 15 - Brian Scolaro

JUST AS IT WAS PROPHESIED, WE HAVE RETURNED FROM THE CLOUD(S)!

We're back! Season 2! FINALLY! After a year-long hiatus due to our hosts personal life (don't ask). This week Greg (@GregAsdourian) sits down with his friend and hilarious comic Brian Scolaro (@BRIAN_SCOLARO)! Brian has been a staple of the comedy world for 20 years. He is one of the hardest working comics & actors in the business. He has a truly unique fingerprint he has left on pop culture. He's been on everything, from the Disney Channel to Comedy Central, from Madmen & Dexter to CONAN, Castle, Bones, and the list goes on. Brian & Greg have an amazing conversation about the industry, and what its like trying to work in entertainment as a larger gentleman, and avoid being a "minstrel"-esque character. Now this was recorded before the hiatus but the interview is still poignant and incredibly thoughtful. If you are listening to this on the day it goes out, come see Brian live at Masses in Walnut Creek CA tonight. Or see him Thursday-Saturday at the Sacramento Punchline! Greg also has a ton of new dates up on his website, please check them out. And enjoy the return of Not Quite Famous!

 Find Brian at www.brianscolaro.com

Music by Rob Dehlinger at (@robdehlinger) www.robdehlinger.com

Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/NQFPod or Facebook.com/GregAsdourian

Or on Twitter: @NQFPod or @GregAsdourian

Our website: www.gregasdourian.com

Episode 14 - Johnny Steele

THE EPIC 2ND COMING!!!

We're back! After another unexpected hiatus due to our intrepid hosts comedy schedule. This week Greg (@GregAsdourian) sits down with Bay Area comedy Legend Johnny Steele (@SteeleTweets)! Johnny is a staple of the historic Bay Area comedy scene. The two dive deep into what made the comedy landscape in the 80's and 90's what it was in San Francisco. The two also discuss their opposing fealings about growing up in Pittsburg CA. They discuss how comedy has changed and what it takes to still be a viable working act in todays comedy scene. This all leads into Johnny's new documentary '3 Still Standing': "It’s 1980 in San Francisco. Comic geniuses Robin Williams and Dana Carvey spearhead a new era of stand-up comedy. Next in line for the “big time” are three talented comics: Will Durst, Larry “Bubbles” Brown and Johnny Steele. But then, the comedy “crash” hits. Now, like millions of other downsized Americans, they scramble to survive, while also staying funny, relevant, and true to the art form they love." The Doc will be screening at the California Theater in Pittsburg CA on April 18th, followed by a live show. Get tickets at www.3stillstanding.com.

Find Johnny at www.johnnysteele.com

Music by Rob Dehlinger at (@robdehlinger) www.robdehlinger.com

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Or on Twitter: @NQFPod or @GregAsdourian

Episode 13 - Laurie Kilmartin

THE EPIC RETURN!!! Episode 13 of Not Quite Famous!

The NQF Podcast returns after a short hiatus with an amazing guest. Greg (@GregAsdourian)sits down with Comedian, Best Selling Author & Emmy nominated writer for CONAN, Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16)! The two discuss growing up in the East Bay, starting in the San Francisco comedy scene & hiring baby sitters for your kids on the road. Greg spends most of the episode collecting tricks on how to be a functioning parent and working comedian. Plus you get to hear of a disastrous show with Laurie & Greg (and why Greg keeps apologizing for it...). And Greg realizes that adulthood is about realizing no one cares its your birthday. Enjoy! 

Find Laurie at www.kilmartin.com

Music by Rob Dehlinger at (@robdehlinger) www.robdehlinger.com

Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/NQFPod or Facebook.com/GregAsdourian

Or on Twitter: @NQFPod or @GregAsdourian


Episode 12 - Justin Harrison

Worth the extra Holiday weight! Episode 12 of the NQF Podcast!

Greg (@GregAsdourian) sat down with Comedian, published author & old friend  Justin Harrison (@JustinIsFunny)! Justin might just be one of the most appropriately confident guys ever. He is simply the real deal. His work ethic as a comedian, producer, and author is just impressive. We discuss being a larger man in society, touching on both what it can mean careerwise as well as Romantically. We talk about his new book "Confessions of a Fat Player" and why being big never stopped him from Playing the game. We also hear about Greg's adventures through Christmas and his private tour of LucasFilm.

Find Justin at www.justinisfunny.com

Musician Rob Dehlinger at (@robdehlinger) www.robdehlinger.com

Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/NQFPod or Facebook.com/GregAsdourian

Or on Twitter: @NQFPod or @GregAsdourian

Episode 11 - Grant Lyon

Late but worth the wait is Episode 11 of the NQF Podcast!

On this episode Greg (@GregAsdourian) sits down with Comedian & friend Grant Lyon (@grantlyon1)! Grant Lyon might just be one of the nicest guys in comedy. He has a genuine love for the creation of good humor. In an industry where many comics are negatively competetive with eachother. Grant Lyon just loves comedy. Wether its his own or someone else's. He has an incredibly intelligent & unique comedic sensibility that came through in his chat with Greg. They discuss comedy, auditioning & what its like having actual fans! We also hear about Greg's adventures traveling to & from Reno NV in the lack luster "storm of the century."

Find Grant at www.grantlyon.com

Musician Rob Dehlinger at (@robdehlinger) www.robdehlinger.com

Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/NQFPod or Facebook.com/GregAsdourian

Or on Twitter: @NQFPod or @GregAsdourian

Episode 10 - Rob Dehlinger

We've made it to Episode 10!!!

This week Greg (@GregAsdourian) sits down with old friend and Musical main man Rob Dehlinger (@RobDehlinger)! Does that name sound familiar? Probably because he wrote the NQF Podcast theme that is featured at the top of every episode. And we make sure you guys hear his name at the end of every episode as well. Rob's career is an impressive one. He has earnded the nickname "The John Williams" of Podcasting. He writes music for many popular culture podcasts including friends of NQF thw "Skywalking Through Neverland" podcast as well as many others. He is an amazing arranger having arranged & composed music in many different mediums including films & documentaries. He has performed coast to coast and is featured with the band 'Stompy Jones' weekly in San Francisco! His new solo album "Songs for my Friends vol. 1" comes out this month.

Find at Rob Dehlinger (@robdehlinger) www.robdehlinger.com

Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/NQFPod or Facebook.com/GregAsdourian

Or on Twitter: @NQFPod or @GregAsdouria

Episode 9 - Kabir Singh w/ Ellis Rodriguez & Jeff Koenig

Microwave some Thanksgiving leftovers, sit down and hit play. Because Episode 9 is here!!!
This episode Greg (@GregAsdourian) sat down in the green room at Tommy T's Comedy Club with one of his closest friends from the San Francisco Bay Area comedy scene Kabir Singh (@kabeezy)! Kabir is one of the hottest rising stars in Comedy. He has performed all over the US, Europe, & India. His Stand Up has been featured on the STARZ Network & he was most recently seen on Comedy Central's 'Stand Up Revolution!' and was the winner of the 2014 San Francisco International Comedy Competition! Greg & Kabir go way back. The two talk about driving all over CA for shows together early in their careers. Fighting through bringers at comedy competitions, working on the road, and how having talented friends should be a motivator to a good comic. And for part of the podcast, fellow Bay Area comics Ellis Rodriguez & Jeff Joenig sit down with us. Enjoy four very different comics talking about how the bay area scene has been evolving. 

Find Kabir at www.kabirsingh.com

Music by Rob Dehlinger (@robdehlinger) www.robdehlinger.com

Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/NQFPod or Facebook.com/GregAsdourian

Or on Twitter: @NQFPod or @GregAsdourian


Episode 8 - Andrew Rivers

The 8th Episode of Not Quite Famous is Upon Us!!!

This week Greg (@GregAsdourian) sits down with his good friend, the hilarious Andrew Rivers (@andrewjrivers)! Andrew Rivers is nothing short of a workhorse. He is one of the hardest working comics in the game and has the resume to prove it. He was recently featured on FOX's show "Laughs" and can bee seen performing all over the country. The two are also joined by occaisional co-hosts Matt Baledge (@mattbaledge) & Chris 'Dirtbag' Kendall (@ckfromthebay). The foursome discuss rap music, growing up in the Seattle area, how crazy old headliners can be, what its like working all over the country, being able to name drop friends more famous than us, and how every club that doesn't book us is garbage. Until they book us. They they are awesome. Enjoy!

Find Andrew at www.andrewjrivers.com

Music by Rob Dehlinger at www.robdehlinger.com

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NQFPod or www.facebook.com/gregasdourian

Or on Twitter at @NQFPod or @GregAsdourian


Episode 7 - Alex Koll

It's a week late, but it's Episode 7!!!

This week Greg (@GregAsdourian) sat down with Comic and Bay Area Comedy Legend Alex Koll (@alexkoll)! They talk about parenting infant children between road dates, starting out together in San Francisco, what's it like moving from SF to Brooklyn NY, and what defines Alt. Comedy. Alex has appeared on TBS’s “CONAN,” HBO Canada’s “Funny As Hell,” Comedy Central's "Live At Gotham,” and performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, once garnering a "Best of New Faces". And has an amazing album called "Wizard Hello". He will be at the beautiful new comedy club Doc's Lab in San Francisco on November 24th! Go check him out there!

Find Alex at www.alexkoll.com

Music by Rob Dehlinger at www.robdehlinger.com

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NQFPod or www.facebook.com/gregasdourian

Or on Twitter at @NQFPod or @GregAsdourian


Episode 6 - Clara Bijl

We're 6 Episodes in! Yes it's only 6, but it's thick.

For Episode 6 of Not Quite Famous, Greg sat down with his friend & fellow comic Clara Bijl (@ClaraBijl)! Clara is an enormously talented performer, who has been a part of the three biggest comedy scenes in the USA and has performed in her native France as well. They talk about what its like performing internationally, the culture shock of moving to the USA when she was 18, and starting out in the New York comedy scene. They even get into their collective married & family lives. We also feature a song from Episode 5's guest, Carly Ozard (CarlyOz)! Make sure you go see her show 'Middler on the Roof' in San Francisco on Nov. 9th!

Check out Clara at www.clarabijl.com

Find Carly Ozard here: www.carlyozard.com & Buy tix for her show HERE: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/

Music by Rob Dehlinger: www.robdehlinger.com

Find us:  www.Facebook.com/NQFPod & www.twitter.com/NQFPod

 


Episode 5 - Carly Ozard

Happy Halloween Internet! It's Episode 5 of Not Quite Famous!

This week Greg (@GregAsdourian) tells the internet what he's doing on the newly updated Asdourian familie's first Halloween! Then he sits down with the amazing Carly Ozard (@CarlyOz)! The talk about the world of musical theatre, what its like doing 7am vocal auditions, and bitchy old ladies! They also go into casting archetypes in the entertainment industry, as well as why life and love is hard. And thats before we even get to the multitude of Solo cabaret shows Carly has produced and stared in! She also talks about her new show "Middler on the Roof!" which will be in San Francisco for ONE NIGHT ONLY! At Feinstein's in Hotel Nikko, Buy tix HERE: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/

Find Carly here: www.carlyozard.com

Music by Rob Dehlinger: www.robdehlinger.com

Find us:  www.Facebook.com/NQFPod & www.twitter.com/NQFPod


Episode 4 - Myles Weber

It's here! Episode 4 of Not Quite Famous!

Greg (@GregAsdourian) sat down with his friends Matt Baledge (@mattbaledge) & Chris 'Dirtbag' Kendall (@ckfromthebay) to talk with the very talented & hilarious Myles Weber (@mylesweberjoker)! The four of them chat about nerdy pop culture, they disect the world of leaked celeb nude photos & selfies, and the idea of celebrity in general. Myles talks to the guys about what it was like growing up in Vallejo CA as well as starting out as a white comic in a primarily black comedy club like the late Pepperbelly's and how he spent a lot of his career being paired with some unconventional headliners. And Myles by way of his fiance, teaches the listeners how to avoid long term damage to their knees. Followed by Chris asking our listeners to tweet him twerking videos. This episode was all over the place in the best way. Myles is and was as hilarious as ever and if you get the chance to see him live do it!. Enjoy.

Find Myles here: www.mylesweber.com

Music by Rob Dehlinger: www.robdehlinger.com

Find us:  www.Facebook.com/NQFPod & www.twitter.com/NQFPod

Episode 3 - Zahra Noorbaksh

Welcome back for Episode 3 of Not Quite Famous!

This time Greg sat down with his friend, the very talented & hilarious Zahra Noorbaksh (@ZahraNoo)! Zahra is a comedian, satirist, writer & Solo Performer. Her acclaimed one woman show "All Atheists are Muslim" tours theatres & colleges all over the country. Zarhra & Greg talk about everything from how racist Danville CA is, to who Zahra thinks should have played Harry Potter. They also touch on what it's like to have a multi-ethnic family sittuation, why Ben Affleck is a no go for BATMAN, why she thinks Guardians of the Galaxy was overrated, and she explains to Greg that he's a Muslim and didn't even know it. Great conversation with one of the smartest people in the San Francisco comedy scene!

Find Zahra here: www.ZahraComedy.com

Music by Rob Dehlinger: www.robdehlinger.com

Find us:  www.Facebook.com/NQFPod & www.twitter.com/NQFPod

Episode 2 - Sara Benincasa

It's episode 2 of the Not Quite Famous Podcast! This time my guest is the very talented Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa)! Sara is a hilarious comedian and author, as well as contributor to Playboy.com & Jezebel among others. She is also nothing short of a humanitarian. Her "This Tour is So Gay" comedy/story telling tour is raising money for LGBT communities all over the country. And her best selling book "Agorafabulous" shares her very personal journey through her own fght with mental illness. But she's also just interesting and funny. We talk about everything from our own personal issues to what vaginas are used for and how some people get career breaks late in life. I enjoyed this conversation a great deal. I'm sure you guys will as well.

Find Sara here: www.sarabenincasa.com

Music by Rob Dehlinger: www.robdehlinger.com



Episode 1 - Steven Pearl

It's the first episode of the Not Quite Famous Podcast!!!

It was a long time coming but it is finally here! Our first guest is a good one. We start our reign strong with comedian Steven Pearl (@StevenPearl)! Steven is an amazing comic with a career that has spanned the last 30+ years! He has been a part of every major comedy scene in the country, and was one of the jems of the comedy boom. If you seen his act, then you know how fast he talks onstage. He barely slowed down in person. Me and my co-host Chris 'Dirtbag' Kendall (@ckfromthebay) barely got any words in. Enjoy Steven's stories and energy on this inagural episode of the NQF podcast.

Check out Steven's Podcast at http://www.riff-erendum.com/

Check out composer/musician Rob Dehlinger at www.robdehlinger.com

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