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
Papa's Basement Radio Show

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

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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Virginity DC Comedy Podcast Papa's Basement POPcast
POPCast

The loss of one’s virginity is a special event For some of us, anyhow. For others, it’s just something to check off the list, like graduating high school or taking a full body shower after using public transportation. Pete, Othello and Papa each tell their tale of how they came

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Papa's Basement Radio Show

Let’s be honest: Improv class is a lot like Alcoholics Anonymous. You’re in a room with a bunch of other tortured souls you only know on a first name basis because your life isn’t where you want to be and something needs to change before you wind up dead. That’s

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DC Comedy Podcast POPcast Simpsons Arby's Mcchicken
Papa's Basement Radio Show

(We have picked a name for uncensored the Pete, Othello, Papa show. POPcast. Tada.) The show begins with Othello revealing he has tried Arby’s new gyro (listen to the show to get his take) before exploring a bias against the chain from a very unlikely source: The Simpsons. And I’ll

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DC Comedy Podcast Cuckold REO Speedwagon
Papa's Basement Radio Show

On the way in to the station to record this episode, co-host Pete and I heard REO Speedwagon’s “Keep On Loving You” pop on the radio. Because being a superb wealth of useless trivia is one of my skills in life, I explained to Pete that the song, despite seemingly

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DC Comedy Podcast Kelsi Monroe Dick Sucking
Papa's Basement Radio Show

While working at WJFK many moons ago, I became good friends with Othello, the producer who worked the shift before me. Through the years, we’ve often talked about doing something – anything – creative together during countless trips to Hooters where we ate away our frustrations with life tot by

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