Episode 92 is up! Click on the haunting image to have a listen!
Happy Birthday to Co-Host of the Write Idea Workshop, Justin Adkins!
Go give him some love on twitter (@JSAdkinsComedy), facebook, and periscope, if you have that.
If you're in Cincinnati, go to his show at Gameworks in Cheviot, tonight, and celebrate and laugh and buy him a drink or three!
Those of you long time listeners to the podcast will recall the uber-talented band Go Go Buffalo taking some time off from rocking faces to sit down with Ryan and Justin and shoot the shat. Well, the funk monsters of Cincinnati just released a brand new single on their bandcamp page and it is definitely worth checking out! The song is called "Poison Patrol" and it brings all the energy, shredding, lyrical whimsy and utterly rockable beat you've come to expect from Go Go Buffalo. Go listen to this song, listen to their others, buy them all and support this great group of dudes who put their hearts and all into every goddamn performance they play.
Three months in seems like more than enough time to wait to update a main page.
Welcome to 2016! This is going to be a very interesting year for The Write Idea Workshop. New old places, old and new friends getting on the mic for the first time, and a weekly comic strip to boot! Episode 82 just posted, featuring Wayne, Caleb, Corey and Theresa having a very weird and quite funny chat between playing video games. Have a listen and enjoy! Answer some of the questions we pose! Tweet me some responses! C'mon!
Thanks for joining us for 2016, and be sure to keep your eyes out for new weekly episodes and webcomics!
" I am gonna make it through this year if it kills me"
I've been listening to The Mountain Goats a lot lately. Mostly, because I hadn't really given them a solid listen beforehand. Secondarily, I really relate to the lyrics of most of their songs. I don't know the life story of the dude who is the lead singer of the band, but his point of view bleeds into mine so readily. That's a rarity.
The Write Idea Workshop has been through some shit in the past few years. This show was originally started to continue filling that writer group niche that I had been missing since graduating college. Since becoming an entity unto itself, this show has opened and helped close a lot of doors that I didn't really anticipate being presented with.
First and foremost, I don't think I would have gotten back into stand up comedy without this show. Talking with comedians most every week, going out late at night and attending shows, performing on shows, hosting shows, really brought me back into the stand up comedy world. I was ready to abandon this ship in my senior year of high school when the web series my friends and I made (Sketchtoast) didn't immediately garner us a movie deal of some kind. But being in Cincinnati, left to my own devices, talking with ladies and dudes who frequent the comedy scene has made me realize, this is the sort of thing I should have never given up on.
I'm not good at being serious.
With that in mind, I want to state as a mission... statement... that my vision for the future of the show will continue to include the lives of comedians as I experience them. However, I feel the podcast has gotten off-message in the past year or so since I lost my mind, and I would like to bring it back around to it's original mission statement; primarily, talking with other people who aren't comedians. I want to get some writers, some artists, some authors, some bands, creative mother-fucking-people on this podcast. I'm tired of just talking to comics.
At the end of this month I'll be heading up to New York for one of my best-friends' wedding. In the space of that four-day weekend, I plan on posting an episode a day. Be on the look out.
Keep on writing,
Last weekend frequent guest on live shows Zach Hale, co-host Justin and myself all got together and filmed a bit of fake news for kicks and giggles. This was the result:
If you like these sorts of shenanigans, let us know! We plan on making more video projects in the future.
Keep on writing!