Papa's Basement Radio Show

In a certain sense, Shawn Westfall is the creative father of the Papa’s Basement Show cast. Pete Maybe, Chris Lingebach and I have all studied improv at his Unified Scene Theater in DC. True, we have only studied and performed there for the previous year, so maybe he’s more like

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

After a few weeks of semi-organized chaos, the Papa’s Basement show is back to form with one of those episodes where I barely remember what we discussed, just that it was funny as hell. The episode’s name is drawn from a great conversation about a certain behavior women need to

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

I had never heard the story of Serene Branson, a CBS reporter who, apparently, had a mild stroke on-air. Co-host Chris Lingebach introduces me to the clip at the top of the show, then channels Serene’s spirit flawlessly for the rest of the episode. Is he drunk? On cold pills?

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

Most episodes of a show feature a strong central theme, a foundation, if you will, upon which the rest of the show is built, every piece intricately falling into place. Other times, Chris Lingebach shows up and screams the words “shitty beans” into the microphone 100 times and you call

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

Co-host Pete and I have been studying improv comedy for the better part of a year now. And, in the world of improv, the most famed theater out there is the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC, which has produced countless famous alumni (Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler and Donald Glover,

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

Disgraced former New England Patriot and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his cell last week, the timing of which was odd for a variety of reasons. Despite serving time for one murder, he had actually just beaten a double murder wrap, and was poised to fight his previous

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

Chris Lingebach (1987-2017) was an immense comedic talent cut down far before his time. He was also, more importantly, a good friend. A friend who happened to suffer from high anxiety. You see, Chris Lingebach is taking a vacation to Mexico this Wednesday. And, while he isn’t certain how he’s

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Clone a Willy . DC Comedy Podcast
Papa's Basement Radio Show

It’s always a great day in the Papa’s Basement studios (which, ironically, is not located in a basement) when companies send us innovative and fun products to give away to the listeners (or keep, if my fingers are feeling especially sticky). This week we have not one, not four, but

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Sexy Hobo Dc Comedy Podcast
Papa's Basement Radio Show

Have you ever seen a really attractive homeless person? I mean exceptionally beautiful, to the point your jaw dropped? Well, on the way in to record this episode, I did. The woman in question looked like a young Jessica Simpson (and couldn’t be any dumber, so bonus) and it left

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Zelda Breath of the wild Papa's Basement dc comedy
Papa's Basement Radio Show

I watch a lot of movies. That’s what happens when you have HBO GO, Netflix and Amazon Prime coupled with no wife and kids and a job that lets you make your own hours. And, after having churned through so many movies since the inception of film streaming, I can

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

(Forgive the sometimes-shoddy audio quality of this episode: We experimented with a new audio setup and are still ironing out the kinks.) Leave it to Othman to bring something new and weird to our attention. In this case, it’s a site called “Porn Wikileaks” that, horribly, spills the personal info

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

I’m not a driven man. At least, when it comes to productive things. (When it comes to powering through a Netflix series in 48 hours or beating a massive video game over a three-day weekend, I’m your man.) Pete, the show’s co-host and a much more driven man, gives me

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Valentines Day! Papa's Basement DC Comedy
Papa's Basement Radio Show

Another year, another Valentine’s Day. Hear three men at various stages of their relationships/singlehood discuss how they plan to spend this bullshit Hallmark holiday. For those that don’t want to have their hearts ripped out, we also talk a trip up to New York to watch the Super Bowl in

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Tom Gavin DC Comedy
Papa's Basement Radio Show

For those of you that grew up listening to DC radio (and, specifically, the Don and Mike Show), Tom Gavin was a gem. A special-needs caller, he would live to get on-air, often derailing shows in a hilarious way once there. On top of that, Tom hosted a show at

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Racist Customer DC Comedy
Papa's Basement Radio Show

A few weeks ago (so this might as well be a post about the Operation Desert Storm, given our attention spans), a server at Anita’s Restaurant in Ashburn, VA named Kelly Carter (who’s black) was left a zero tip and racist message on a receipt (link to an article about

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