May 14, 2019
Special guest co-host comedian Courtney Fearrington joins Shonali as they celebrate the taping of Ep. 69 with special guests comedian Rufat Agayev, musician Deah Harriott and atmospheric scientist Campbell Watson.
Courtney and Shonali start it all out on a serious note discussing Nashville, the bachelor and bachelorette party capital of the country.
We put our guest atmospheric scientist & surfer Campbell Watson on the spot and asked him to tell it to us straight. Are we going to die tomorrow? Campbell is from Australia and we can't figure out is he saying algae or alga blooms? We did learn about the good things that humans have done in fighting climate change. Make sure to find Cambpell's artistic and performative work either on stage or online and stop using plastic bags at the grocery.
Our second guest is comedian Rufat Agayev, who moved to NYC 8 years ago by way of Florida where he went to college and "trickled down to sociology" as a major. There he started to perform as a rapper opening up for big names such as Wiz Khalifa and Dead Prez. Rufat is part Azerbaijani and part Armenian. Rufat talks about loving comedy as a craft, including his early years in comedy getting his "ass kicked" doing open mics. Go see Rufat's show Hell Fucking Yeah at Lucky 13 Saloon.
Our Get It Off Your Chest audience performer is John Uhlenhake. He's a loyal supporter of WDEK. Shonali talks about germaphobes making it germier for the rest of us. John alarms us with what he sees people doing while riding their bikes. Courtney talks walking protocol in NYC. Get it together walkers!
Our last guest is a singer, pianist and music teacher Deah Harriott . If that's not enough Deah is also the Minister of Music at Bethany Baptist Church, (Rev. Al Sharpton's church) and Music Director at Marble Collegiate Church. Deah can't get over Shonali's husband's name "Jasper Patch." Shonali goes on and on about Deah's impressive family BUT she's the one who was called a child prodigy at age 2. Deah is proud to come from Lincoln, Nebraska. Who knew? All of our guest members want to go to Deah's church with her. Deah blows us away with her renditions of Time After time by Cyndi Lauper and Still I Rise by Yalonda Adams.
Thank you all! See you at our next live show May 28th at Red Room. Make sure you go to Courtney's live show Som Like It Hot Saturday afternoon June 1st at Caveat where he pairs up wines with his favorite comedians.