An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 51: Laughing All the Way with Dobie Maxwell

[display_podcast]Dobie Maxwell (aka Mr. Lucky) is one of my favorite comedians from one of my favorite cities, Chicago. Not only is Dobie incredibly funny, but he has a heart of gold.For instance, a dog in Kentucky, who just had a litter of puppies, was shot in the head and left for dead. Amazingly, she survived and was nursed back to health at an animal shelter. Then, somehow, she was shipped up to Wisconsin. Now, Dobie has had some runs of bad luck in his life, so he does charity … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 135: Tim Hawkins, Tornadoes and Weird Sports

[display_podcast]I was in Anderson, IN in November. I was in my hotel room when I heard a knock on the door. “You have to come downstairs. Quickly, or you’ll die!” panted the woman at my door, whom I learned later was the hotel manager. It was the “you’ll die” part that I found intriguing.“What’s the matter?”“Well, sir… we’re having our regular tornado.”So, I followed her downstairs, where she had gathered all us guests and we all watched television together. Because, apparently, … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 134: Daren Streblow comedy tour and Brad Stine

Today we’re excited to be launching The Daren Streblow Comedy tour! The first leg is going to be in the Montana area.CLICK CITIES FOR INFORMATION AND TICKETS:Monday, April 25th – Sheridan, WY Tuesday, April 26th – Miles City, MT Thursday, April 28th – Helena, MT Friday, April 29th – Lewistown, MT Saturday, April 30th – Great Falls, MTSunday, May 1st – Eureka, MT Monday, May 2nd – Kalispell, MT Tuesday, Mary 3rd – Havre, MT Wednesday, May 4th – Williston, NDHere is a quick v … [Read more...]

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...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 47: The Tonight Show, The Improv & the Early Days of Chicago Comedy with Tom Dreesen Frank Sinatra’s Theology & the Downfall of America with Tom Dreesen

[display_podcast]Tom Dreesen is the main reason that I became a comedian. In Chicago, he’s known as the “Godfather of Comedy”. In addition to appearing on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson multiple times, as well as the Late Show with David Letterman – where he also guest hosted from time to time – Tom opened for Frank Sinatra for over a decade.Tom was working with Smokey Robinson at Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe and Frank was performing next door at Harrah’s. So, one night, without eve … [Read more...]