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Papa’s Basement Radio Show

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
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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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Meryl Streep Golden Globes
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I watched Sunday’s Golden Globes. (Not because I’m gay, but because I live with my mom. Please, get it right. I have a reputation to uphold!) The highlight of it was undoubtedly Meryl Streep, during her acceptance for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, calling out Donald Trump for

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DC Comedy Podcast DC Comedy
Papa's Basement Radio Show

I’m a huge Nintendo fan. Have been since I was a kid. That’s what happens when you’re sold propaganda at a young age: It sticks. So, when the NES Classic was announced for this Christmas season, I knew I had to have one. I finally managed to score one, but

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DC Comedy Weekend
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Haha, just kidding: There’s no such thing. Hear about my long weekend, how my newfound stand-up career (attempt) is going and how you CAN avoid hangovers (or can you) on the latest Papa’s Basement. Click here to listen to the latest episode of Papa’s Basement in your browser or here

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

I have talked, on and off, about performing stand-up comedy since I was 20. For whatever reason (my theory is I’m both unmotivated and a gigantic pussy), I never did so until recently. Yes, I, Pete Maybe and Othman Bouchareb, your favorite podcast hosts, signed up for the DC Improv’s

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

In the wake of a presidential election that left both sides feeling drained and shocked, it can be difficult making sense of what happened. Feelings to sort out. New realities to adjust to. Futures to brace for. Presented with as little partisanship as possible is the latest episode of Papa’s

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DC Comedy Podcast Election Day
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The only thing that makes this episode an “election day special” is that I was too goddamn busy to post it until election day. We actually bitch about the unofficial hipster man Halloween costume (you get a point if you can name it before you listen to the episode) and

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

I grew up hooked on my local guy talk station, WJFK. And my favorite show on the platform was the Don and Mike Show. So it was a real treat for me to get a chance to finally sit down with the show’s call screener and often on-air personality, Joe

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

Over the weekend, tape leaked of Donald Trump bragging to innocent eunuch Billy Bush that he would walk up to women and grab them by the pussy. And, to be honest, I hated it. Not because I’m a good human being, but fuck him for being born with a silver

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

Last year’s OJ-fest combined with this year’s deluge of programs exploring the JonBenét Ramsey case made me realize something: we are now, as a nation, nostalgic about murders. Is it a cheap ratings grab, or is it truly an odd way we use to remind ourselves of the good old

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

I fancy myself a more-than-competent driver. I log a lot of time on the road for work, and I know my way around. So, when someone freaks out on me about my driving hard enough to pull up aside me and scream, well, it’s worth debating whether or not I

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DC Comedy SNL
Papa's Basement Radio Show

“Why do you build me up, Buttercup Just to let me down and mess me around And then worst of all, you never call, baby When you say you will, but I love you still I need you, more than anyone, darlin’ You know that I have from the start

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