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Blockbusting #1: Jake Marin Hates The Wolf of Wall Street

Jay (@DietJay) and Jake (@JakeMarinComedy) talk about Air Bud with wolves, the clowns-only screening of It, and the gritty origins of The Scatman before descending into an argument about the drug-fueled depravity of Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

Theme: Bustin’ by Neil Cicierega

THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Box Office Mojo – “Hitman’s Bodyguard Repeats At #1 During Worst Box Office Weekend in Over 15 Years”

Variety – “Valerian Tops International Box Office: China Ends Blackout Period”

Uproxx – “It Get Its Own Clown-Only Screening At Alamo Drafthouse”

Uproxx – “James Cameron Calls Wonder Woman A ‘Step Backward'”

Uproxx – “Report: The Joker Will Get His Own Batman Spinoff Origin Movie”

Uproxx – “The Joker And Harley Quinn Are Getting Their Own Standalone Movie”

Wikipedia – The Wolf of Wall Street (2013 film)

VERBAL VIOLENCE #67: Megan Gailey

Megan Gailey crossed the country performing comedy before finally taking her sly Midwestern charm to Los Angeles, where she has made a name for herself as one of the best rising comics in town. On this episode, she sits down in the studio with Moses, Coach, and Frank to discuss her upbringing in Indiana, learning from the Charlottesville incident, and trying to figure out the reasons why people voted for Donald Trump.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Frank Castillo @frankccomedy

Megan Gailey @megangailey

FEATURED BATTLES

J.P. McDade @jp_mcdade vs. Jay Light @DietJay

Alex Duong @dapperduong vs. Nat Baimel @natbaimel

Doug Fager @DougFager vs. Jeanne Whitney @JeanneLWhitney

Jay Light @DietJay vs. F.L.O.

VERBAL VIOLENCE #66: John-Michael Bond

John-Michael Bond is a rising Roast Battle star hailing from the South who has consistently impressed crowds and judges alike with his piercing, layered jokes. On this episode, he sits down in the Comedy Store basement studio with Moses, Coach, and Frank to talk about learning the Roast Battle ropes through trial and error in the ring, the importance of having a sense of community in the comedy scene, and his past as a social worker.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Frank Castillo @frankccomedy

John-Michael Bond @bondjohnbond

FEATURED BATTLES

John-Michael Bond vs. Carmen Morales @TheFunnyCarmen

John-Michael Bond vs. Paige Wesley @PaigeWesley

John-Michael Bond vs. Nat Baimel @NatBaimel

John-Michael Bond vs. Kevin McNamara @TheKmacOfficial

VERBAL VIOLENCE #65: Hormoz Rashidi

Hormoz Rashidi is a Comedy Store door guy and a Roast Battle OG who is finally returning to the fold after a lengthy absence from the ring. On this episode, he sits down with Moses, Coach, and Frank in the studio to talk about why his family had to flee Iran, his switch from working in politics to pursuing his dream of being a comic, and how standup helped tank his marriage.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Frank Castillo @frankccomedy

Hormoz Rashidi @nothormones

FEATURED BATTLES

Hormoz Rashidi vs. Josh Waldron @optimuswaldge

Bruce Gray @brucegraycomedy vs. Bryan Vokey @bryanvokey

Matt LeGrande @mattlegrande vs. Logan Guntzelman @adirtyguntz

Amy Miller @amymiller vs. Casey Ley @caseywley

VERBAL VIOLENCE #64: Kerryn Feehan

Kerryn Feehan is a battler in the New York circuit who was featured on the regional round of season 2 of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. On her way out of a visit to Los Angeles, she slid through the Comedy Store basement studio to chat with Moses, Coach, and Frank about how it felt to battle her then-boyfriend for the Comedy Central cameras, the ethics of fat-shaming, and her time as a young ballerina.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Frank Castillo @frankccomedy

Kerryn Feehan @KFreehams

FEATURED BATTLES

Logan Guntzelman @adirtyguntz vs. Brendan Cooney @CooneyOrDie

Kerryn Feehan vs. Alex Duong @dapperduong

Leah Kayajanian @leahkayjay vs. Jonathan Rowell @JonRowell

VERBAL VIOLENCE #63: Annie Lederman

Annie Lederman is a dynamite standup comic and a member of Roast Battle’s Dirty Dozen, a.k.a. the twelve battlers featured in the Jason Reitman documentary that helped prove the show’s tough-to-describe energy could be captured on film. This week, she takes a seat in the Comedy Store basement to talk about going from devout Quaker to juvenile delinquent, suing her art teacher for sexual assault, and the importance of standing up for yourself and the ones you love.

@RoastBattle

Brain Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Frank Castillo @frankccomedy

Annie Lederman @annielederman

FEATURED BATTLES

Sarah Afkami @safikomen vs. Jil Chrissie @jil_chrissie

Galina Rivina @Thumbgalina vs. Lindsey Jennings @LindseyJenningz

Danielle Perez @DivaDelux vs. Hana Michels @HanaMichels

Courtney Banks @CourtneyBanks vs. Jasmin Leigh @RealJasminLeigh

Paige Wesley @PaigeWesley vs. Madison Shepard @MadisonShepard

VERBAL VIOLENCE #62: Rich Slaton

Rich Slaton went from teaching LSAT classes to being a comic, and after a few years chasing laughs on the road he settled in as a doorman at the Comedy Store – and as one of the most fearsome battlers of the show’s early days. This week, after a recent return to the ring, Rich descends into the Comedy Store basement studio to chat with Moses, Coach, and Frank about growing up in grimy Sacramento, the ever-present battle between realism, irony, and storytelling in his standup, and the economics of slavery.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Frank Castillo @frankccomedy

Rich Slaton @MMAcomic

FEATURED BATTLES

Greg Roque @NoLegGreg vs. Keith Carey @keithtellsjokes

Arthur Hamilton @comedianarthur vs. Movses Shakarian @MovsesShakarian

Matt LeGrande @mattlegrande vs. Tony Bartolone @TonyDoesComedy

Rich Slaton vs. Connor McSpadden @connormcspadden

VERBAL VIOLENCE #61: Joe Eurell

Joe Eurell has been a Roast Battle favorite ever since the first time he rolled into the ring. Literally. This week, the wheelchair-bound killer sits in the studio with Moses, Coach, and Frank to discuss getting adopted away from an abusive household, trying to kill himself at a waterpark, and his shifting Roast Battle strategies.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Frank Castillo @frankccomedy

Joe Eurell @joe_eurell

FEATURED BATTLES

Joe Eurell vs. Ryan Broems @ryanbroems

Joe Eurell vs. Jacob Trimmer @Jacob_Trimmer

Joe Eurell vs. Eric Abbenante @EricAbbenante

Joe Eurell vs. Haiti @supportmyass

VERBAL VIOLENCE #60: Jesus Trejo

Jesus Trejo is a Comedy Store original who is rapidly gaining notoriety after being named as a New Face at Just For Laughs in 2016 and being picked as one of Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch this year. He is also the first holder of the Roast Battle championship belt. On this week’s episode, he sits down with Moses, Coach, and Frank to discuss growing up amongst the gangs in his hometown of Long Beach, what led him to getting a job at the Comedy Store, and how gentrification changed his life.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Frank Castillo @frankccomedy

Jesus Trejo @jesustrejo

FEATURED BATTLES

Jesus Trejo vs. Nate Craig @NateCraigLive

Ricky Macias vs. Frank Estrada

Juan Cias @jestergrimly vs. Mike Fellows @mikeDfellows

Galina Rivina @thumbgalina vs. Robbie Goodwin @robbiegoodwin

VERBAL VIOLENCE #59: Sarah Keller

Sarah Keller is a sweet Midwestern gal who moved to LA with little more than a dream and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After starting standup comedy on a whim, she has since become one of the fiercest rising stars in the Belly Room. This week, she sits down with Moses and Coach to discuss her upbringing in Minnesota, her struggles with clinical depression, and trying to commit suicide on vacation.

@RoastBattle

Brian Moses @racebanning

Coach Tea @coach_tea

Sarah Keller @SarahKeller07

FEATURED BATTLES:

Sarah Keller vs. Jasmin Leigh @RealJasminLeigh

Sarah Keller vs. Eric Abbenante @EricAbbenante

Sarah Keller vs. Lindsey Jennings @LindseyJenningz

Sarah Keller vs. David Deery @MFDavidDeery

Sarah Keller vs. Joe Eurell @Joe_Eurell

Sarah Keller vs. Dan Nolan @DanNolanComedy

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