Ep. 29: Matt Kirshen & Recalibrating

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Ep. 29: Matt Kirshen & Recalibrating Ep. 29: Matt Kirshen & Recalibrating

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The COVID-19 pandemic upended comedy with its arrival and its furthering duration has forced comedy folks to further adapt to a world that’s as unsure as it has ever been. Accomplished comedian and writer Matt Kirshen shares, with TCB’s Jake Kroeger, his journey in quarantine that has led him from his last big writing gig, The Jim Jefferies Show, and doing stand-up all over the world to only doing in-person gigs such as drive-in shows, or performing behind the glass barriers of the Original Room at The Comedy Store just a handful of times and writing gigs here or there (all while keeping his science-ish podcast Probably Science going at a time where science is being constantly called into question). Also, they get into “hot” takes on Nate Bargatze doing the first late night set in all of quarantine and Coming 2 America foregoing a theatrical release for one on Amazon.

Follow Matt @mattkirshen and listen to Probably Science

Shout-outs: Kyle Ayers’ Happiness, JF Harris, Lara Beitz

The Comedy Bureau @thecomedybureau across platforms and please, please support TCB via GoFundMePatreon, or on Venmo (@jakekroeger).
Produced by Jake Kroeger
Music by Brian Granillo
Artwork by Andrew Delman and KT

The COVID-19 pandemic upended comedy with its arrival and its furthering duration has forced comedy folks to further adapt to a world that’s as unsure as it has ever been. Accomplished comedian and writer Matt Kirshen shares, with TCB’s Jake Kroeger, his journey in quarantine that has led him from his last big writing gig, The Jim Jefferies Show, and doing stand-up all over the world to only doing in-person gigs such as drive-in shows, or performing behind the glass barriers of the Original Room at The Comedy Store just a handful of times and writing gigs here or there (all while keeping his science-ish podcast Probably Science going at a time where science is being constantly called into question). Also, they get into “hot” takes on Nate Bargatze doing the first late night set in all of quarantine and Coming 2 America foregoing a theatrical release for one on Amazon.

Follow Matt @mattkirshen and listen to Probably Science

Shout-outs: Kyle Ayers’ Happiness, JF Harris, Lara Beitz

The Comedy Bureau @thecomedybureau across platforms and please, please support TCB via GoFundMePatreon, or on Venmo (@jakekroeger).
Produced by Jake Kroeger
Music by Brian Granillo
Artwork by Andrew Delman and KT

Host Info

Jake Kroeger

With a reputation as LA’s foremost comedic expert, Jake has written extensively about the art form of comedy at such publications as Vulture, Nerdist, and LA Weekly, consulted at Vin Di Bona Productions and Super Deluxe, produced a comedy album at the Grammy Award-winning comedy record label AST Records, put on great live comedy shows (of all kinds) all around town (including such places as the Comedy Central Stage, The Satellite LA, Echoplex, and Lyric Hyperion), C, and even gives a premium exclusive tour through the LA comedy scene via Airbnb Experiences.

The Comedy Bureau was single-handedly founded and is still currently run solely by Jake Kroeger. Nobody knows what’s going on right now in comedy (especially in Los Angeles) better than Jake Kroeger. For a decade, he has been in the thick of the LA comedy scene every single night performing, producing, scouting, curating, writing about comedy.