Ep. 43: Aaron Chase & Doing Comedy Alone

Performing stand-up comedy on a street corner, unannounced in Riverside might be quite the risky, lonely proposition. However, given the times of COVID-19 that we’re still very much in,... See More

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Ep. 43: Aaron Chase & Doing Comedy Alone Ep. 43: Aaron Chase & Doing Comedy Alone

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Performing stand-up comedy on a street corner, unannounced in Riverside might be quite the risky, lonely proposition. However, given the times of COVID-19 that we’re still very much in, we’re not afforded much else in live comedy.

Thusly, Aaron Chase, currently based in Riverside, has tried to busk on the corner, unannounced, with his stand-up that he feels he still is very much honing, to empty, socially distant chairs (though, sometimes, he gets a small distanced crowd of passersby). The image of it almost looks fresh out of a Rene Magritte painting, but Chase carries on, sharpening his comedy on his terms as safely as he can by doing it completely alone. Aaron goes over the journey to and through performing stand-up on the street alone and what he wants to do going forward/when the pandemic ends with TCB’s Jake Kroeger.

Also, “hot” takes on using live venues as vaccination sites w/union labor and Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready season 2.

You can follow Aaron @aaronchase91 on TikTok and on IG. Aaron’s One Man Show (and comedy) is streaming for FREE at your conveniece on YouTube here.

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

Performing stand-up comedy on a street corner, unannounced in Riverside might be quite the risky, lonely proposition. However, given the times of COVID-19 that we’re still very much in, we’re not afforded much else in live comedy.

Thusly, Aaron Chase, currently based in Riverside, has tried to busk on the corner, unannounced, with his stand-up that he feels he still is very much honing, to empty, socially distant chairs (though, sometimes, he gets a small distanced crowd of passersby). The image of it almost looks fresh out of a Rene Magritte painting, but Chase carries on, sharpening his comedy on his terms as safely as he can by doing it completely alone. Aaron goes over the journey to and through performing stand-up on the street alone and what he wants to do going forward/when the pandemic ends with TCB’s Jake Kroeger.

Also, “hot” takes on using live venues as vaccination sites w/union labor and Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready season 2.

You can follow Aaron @aaronchase91 on TikTok and on IG. Aaron’s One Man Show (and comedy) is streaming for FREE at your conveniece on YouTube here.

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.