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John Sturk and the Society of American Magicians

Magician John Sturk, the newly elected President of the Society Of American Magicians joins us to look at his love for turning tricks, playing the organ in comedy shows and what happens when magic tricks go horribly wrong.

Plus- the wild wonderful world of Harry Houdini. Was he secretly gay lovers with Sherlock Holmes writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

Posted in: Actors, Musicians, Podcast 3 months ago 0

Robert Cornelius on Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls, the Broadway musical based on the showbiz aspirations of legends like Little Richard, James Brown, Diana Ross and the Supremes, is about as perfect as a musical can be. It lands running with a wonderful percussive bongo beat and takes us on a roller coaster ride through the struggles Black entertainers faced in the past and how they changed the world for the better.

The breakout song “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” became a #1 hit on the R&B Billboard charts when it was released in 1982 and launched Jennifer Holliday into superstardom.

Our friend musician and actor Robert Cornelius is now playing the role of music producer Marty in the new production of Dreamgirls at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, NJ.

Posted in: Actors, Musicians, Podcast 3 months ago 0

Matt Brown on Beyonce’s Texas Hold ‘Em

Beyoncé’s latest single, ‘Texas Hold ‘Em,’ is a number one hit on the Billboard country charts, making her the first black woman to ever achieve such a milestone. Even Dolly Parton is a big fan and congratulated her on social media. But whenever you break a boundary, there’s bound to be some backlash.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to talk about the popularity of Beyonce’s Texas Hold ‘Em, and how popular culture is a powerful tool in breaking down barriers of inequality.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 months ago 0

Matt Claussen: Coaching Bodybuilders for Success

Today my coach Matt Claussen, powerlifting and bodybuilding legend, joins us to look back on my winning the silver in Classic Physique Masters Division at the NPC Mid American Winter Classic 2023, the contest that had the jacked up Santa Claus mascot warning us “Winter is Coming.”

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 3 months ago 0

20 Years of Fun

Suck it haters! Taylor Swift, Joe Biden and the Kansas City Chiefs win Superbowl LVIII. Everyone in America now has to be trans for a week, sorry NFL rules.

Today we celebrate 20 years of Feast of Fun- the podcast Apple said helped “pave the way to bring podcasting from an underground movement to a mainstream phenomenon.” To help mark our 20th season, we have a very special guest, y’all need to calm down, Taylor Swift…

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 4 months ago 0

John Coons & Jonah Wheeler Make Beautiful Music Together

Couples that play together, stay together. Creating something fun and sharing it with the world is a great opportunity to connect with someone you love.

Today we’re having a double date with musical partners and lovers John Coons and Jonah Wheeler. For John and Jonah a date night usually involves putting on a musical show filled with outrageous humor and grim topics.

Listen as we chat with John and Jonah about their Valentine’s Day plans, our new favorite obsession and their hilarious show in Chicago this Wednesday at the Newport Theater “BLEAK: Songs for the Not-Quite-End of the World.”

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 months ago 0

Chris Condren Does the Space Time Warp Again

One of our favorite oddballs we’ve come across in the decades of doing the Feast of Fun podcast is musician Chris Condren, a comedian whose catchy tunes parody time travel, movie trailers and superstardom.

Today musician, comedian and time traveler Chris Condren joins us to look at 20 seasons of the Feast of Fun, carrying his keyboard in a trash can and the notorious episode “Pagan Christmas.”

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 months ago 0

Joel Bryant on Jumping Through Obstacle Courses and Comedy

Today comedian and obstacle course athlete Joel Bryant joins us to chat about racing, lifting, comedy and documenting his travels during the pandemic.

When he’s not working as a comedy host or doing stand up, Joel is dodging giant foam blocks in an American Ninja style race or crawling through the mud in a Tough Mudder.

Posted in: Comedians, Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 4 months ago 0

Dan Cass vs. the Comedy Machine

When it feels like the whole world is falling apart, the art of comedy can help us laugh and feel better. So why are so many comedy giants bombing spectacularly?

Today Chicago comedian and comedy writer Dan Cass, who has his own comedy special “Drama Boy” coming out soon, joins us to look at the recent comedy icons’ failures to make people laugh.

Listen as we pit Dan against a killer robot from the future to see who can make people laugh harder.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 months ago 2

2023: The Year of Death, Resurrection & Muscles

A look back on the rollercoaster ride that was 2023. Death, resurrection and muscles, the terrible people and heroes we met along the way and our favorite words and events that shaped our lives.

Posted in: Podcast 5 months ago 0