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Our Greatest Sorrow

A tremendous loss

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Brian “Tag” Sontag, the voice and heart of The PA Podcast.

Our Adventurer

Tag, our Adventurer and Butter Connoisseur. Fly free, my friend, until we meet again.

He passed away suddenly this last weekend in his home and has left us behind in shock and sadness. The original members: Jenny Coe, Brian Kilpatrick and Travis Cassity are coming together to  honor our friend along with new friends who want to help keep Brian’s memory alive.  So many loved him and we plan to do whatever we can to keep The PA Podcast running.

Please stay tuned for future announcements.

~Jenny

PA #043 – Les Fradkin

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Enjoy a talk with musician Les Fradkin. Classically trained on piano and self taught on guitar.  You will hear some of his songs during the talk and some cool history of being in Beatlemania as well. All music is performed by Les on the podcast. Check him on Facebook or at lesfradkin.com

PA #042 – Jay Mather

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Fun talk with poet, comedian and actor Jay Mather. We had a few phone drops and made the best of it in edit, but hey just real people and some fun talk. Hope you enjoy!

PA #041 – Rocky LaPorte

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Had a great talk with comedian Rocky LaPorte. Just real people sharing thoughts about life and comedy. Hope you all enjoy!

PA #040 – Bruce Baum

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Comedian Mark Bonto and myself had the privilege to speak with comedian/actor Bruce Baum. Check his new website http://laugharoo.com/ and check him on youtube. Just cool and fun talk with real people. ~ Tag

PA #039 – Dion Vincent

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Just a cool dude to talk with Dion and check him on youtube and other venues! Tag certified. We hit the topics and laugh a lot. enjoy ~ Tag

PA #038 – Steve Cooper

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Great interview with Steve Cooper a Internet blogger/interviewer and former standup comedian. We had some Internet issues, but I spliced it together. Just a great talk and a great person.

PA #035 – Geechy Guy

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Myself and comedian/actor Mark Bonto had the pleasure to talk with comedian Geechy Guy. We were shooting for 30 minutes or so, but turned into an hour. That is how fun it was to talk with him. Hope you all enjoy!

PA #034 Luis Frontany

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Mark Bonto joined me on this one with one of our favorite COT on FB friends Luis. It was just three guys having a good talk about comedy and other things. Luis Frontany is a cool dude and funny guy. I wish him all the best. Both guys made my day.  ~ TAG

PA #033: Holidays 2013

We got together to reminisce about some Christmas and New Years special moments.

We laughed, we cried and I even got verklempt, but had lots of fun!

Enjoy!  TAG

http://www.thepapodcast.com/MP3/podcast033.mp3

PA #032: Carrie Couzens

We had a great conversation with our Facebook friend, Carrie Couzens! From England to Brooklyn and stories in between. You will love the accent and her quick wit and interesting talk as we did.

PA #031: Travis Simmons

Jen and BK join me in a fun talk with comedian Travis Simmons. It gets heavy in thought, but funny is not lost on this conversation. We get some impressions and enlightenment and we will surely will have back for more fun.

PA #030: David Feldman

A very special episode with the team and the Emmy Award winning comedy writer David Feldman. It was real and honest and gritty and totally funny! Just a good listen! Please enjoy!

PA #029: Dana Friedman

Tag did solo on this, but a great talk and good fun with new comedian Dana Friedman

PA #022: Tony Calabrese

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Tag and BK got to talk to comedian and president of his very own bank, Tony Calabrese. He has some great stories of both working in comedy and in banking, including some of actually having been in robberies!

Enjoy this latest episode.

~Bony Fingers McGee

PA #021: Interview Spotlight with Ritch Shydner

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The two Brians and Jenny, along with guest host Mark Bonto, talk with comedian and writer Ritch Shydner. He recalls his best and worst times in stand up and his transition to family man and writing.  An hour and six minutes of comedy goodness.

~Bony Fingers McGee

PA #011: The 3 Bulls Hit Session

This podcast is very different from what we’ve done so far and I think you all will like it a lot. Please give a listen as the guys got together and had a chat together one evening. I wasn’t around but they seemed to have gotten along all right without me. Download on iTunes, Stitcher or direct here.

 

~Bony Fingers McGee

PA #010: Craig Shoemaker interview with Tag

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Tag recently had the opportunity to have a chat with comedian and all around great guy, Craig Shoemaker. Sit and have a listen to Craig talk about his early life in Philadelphia, the genesis of The Love Master, and his terrific impersonations.

Editing this podcast was just an absolute joy for me and had me laughing out loud each time I listened. Craig, if you see this post, I loved listening to you and hope we will hear from you again some time.

Catch us on iTunes, Stitcher, or download directly here: Podcast #10: Interview Spotlight with Craig Shoemaker

Also, visit Craig on his website: http://www.craigshoemaker.com/

~Bony Fingers McGee

 

PA #009: Bill Linden 2nd with Tag

One of our favorites, comic gag writer and all around funny fella Bill Linden joins Tag for another chat. More of his stories and a lot of laughs.

Listen to us on iTunes, Stitcher, or download here: Interview with Bill Linden 2

PA #007: Steven Alan Green interview with Tag

Download the podcast here: Podcast #7

Not long ago, Tag was able to have a chat with actor, comedian, producer and CEO of The Laughter Foundation, Steven Alan Green. Steven worked The Comedy Store in the 80’s and extensively in the UK for over twenty years. He is now back in the U.S. and has founded The Laughter Foundation, a charity designed to help comedians gain access to quality health care and other assistance measures.

Give a listen as Steven regales us with stories from his days at The Comedy Store and talks about his foundation that benefits comedians and his upcoming events.

The Laughter Foundation is a very worthwhile charity that will help those folks with the guts to get up on stage to make fun of this silly world we live in stay healthy and keep the comedy rolling in for years to come.

You can download the Steven Alan Green interview at the link above or on iTunes and Stitcher. Always free, hopefully also always funny.

Bony Fingers McGee