The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 125: My Kid’s Chauffeur, Rich Praytor & Mac Powell

[display_podcast] It seems like all I do with my days lately is sit in the front seat of my car all day, driving my kids places.  I don’t even know why I bought a house!  It wouldn’t be so bad if there were a bit of planning done before these chauffeuring outings, but kids just aren’t the best planners.“Dad… I need to be in Chicago… in ten minutes.” “I need to be at a school basketball game… two nights ago.” “Thanks for the lead time, kiddo.  I’ll just drop everything and turn back the … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 130: The Child-Lying Gene, Wil Twynstra & Ken Davis

[display_podcast]When my youngest tells a lie, his tongue sticks straight out involuntarily. My wife and I have cracked the child-lying gene! We are going to become rich through this discovery. Parents around the world will rejoice! My son can marry into your family line and in time, we can wipe out childhood lying altogether!We won’t divulge how we came about this scientific breakthrough, because we don’t need the competition, but I will say this: It involved eating a lot of chocolate tr … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 129: Mark Schiff, Michael Fox, and Jay and Laura Laffoon

[display_podcast]Mark Schiff is one of the funniest people alive. And that’s not just coming from me – Jerry Seinfeld agrees! In fact, just last December, Mark opened for Jerry in Tel Aviv, Israel. Speaking of Israel, Mark has performed there before with an incredible organization – the Koby Mandell Foundation – which aims to help bereaved family members rebuild their lives after experiencing great tragedy and suffering. Twice a year, the Foundation brings in comedians to perform as part of t … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 46: The Tonight Show, The Improv & the Early Days of Chicago Comedy with Tom Dreesen

[display_podcast] Tom Dreesen is the main reason I became a stand up comedian. We both grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, and while I am still struggling to sell my wares, Tom is known in Chicago as the “Godfather of Comedy”. He has made over 500 appearances on national television as a stand-up comedian, including more that 60 appearances on The Tonight Show. He was a favorite guest of David Letterman, and frequently hosted the show in Letterman’s absence. For 13 years he toured cross coun … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 124: German Visitor, Ron McGehee & Greg Hahn

[display_podcast] My family is hosting a German teacher as part of an exchange program for three weeks. Not a foreign “student” exchange, but teacher. My wife is a teacher as well, so the two of them – my wife and Simone - have a lot to talk about. At first, I was very nervous about the whole affair. Three weeks is a long time for someone to stay at our home. Even my own sister can only last two days before she reaches her maximum tolerance and has to leave. But we were offered a lot of infor … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 123: Kindergarten, Andy Beningo & Jeff Allen

[display_podcast] It was such a landmark moment when we put our youngest child on the bus, sending him to kindergarten, for the first time. Mom was crying. Dad was doing a celebratory dance. ON the other end, the kindergarten teacher was weeping, soul searching, doubting every career move leading to this day. My kids were confused about what kindergarten even is. I think this is because of its very name. Kindergarten is German, literally meaning “children’s garden”, which doesn’t even seem to m … [Read more...]


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