Andrew Bucket is a very funny comedian from Washington, DC who hosts a regular standup show at the Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe. In this episode, recorded at that self-same venue, David and Andrew discuss rave legislation, European new age, and a shared admiration for the genius of Andre 3000.
About Sadness Town:
Sadness Town is a live talk show for anyone who's ever been cleaning their room, found an old mix CD, put it on and then immediately regretted that decision. Every episode, comedian David Tveite invites one of his funny friends to bring a playlist of music they were into in high school to be played in front of a live audience. They swap stories and riffs, wallow in embarrassment, and start a lot of sentences with "Do you remember when?" Episodes are recorded live every month.
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Landon Letzkus is a DC-based performer best known as Reverend Stevedore Maybelline Bidet, Esq. of Church NIght and Church Night TV. On this episode, recorded at the Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe, Landon talks about what makes someone raised on a hippie commune with 15 parents decide to go to military school. Limp Bizkit is given its due. David is a little drunk.
For the return to Sadness Town following an 11-month government shutdown, David is joined by his friend Johnny Fantastic of DC-based electronic music outfit Stronger Sex. On this episode, recorded at the Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe in Washington, DC, Johnny and David discuss Christian rock music and mom jazz, and take Bob Dylan's kid to task for some poor life decisions.
Pete Bergen is a very funny comedian and improvisor from Alexandria, Virginia. On this episode, recorded at the Triangle Haus in Washington, DC, Pete brings some outstanding eighties percussion to the table, as well as an awful lot of honesty. Find out what it was like to be the subject of an organized team of haters in middle school, what happens when you put an unmarked tape in a girl's locker, and probably a lot more that you didn't expect to know about Pete.
Blaine Josten is a writer and humorist who has published his own annotated edition of "Sense and Sensibility." On this episode, Blaine and David discuss the high school carpool, the high school cover band, and the ongoing struggle of the working man. Shout-out to Modell's Sporting Goods.
Chelsea Shorte is a very funny comedian based out of Washington, DC. On this episode, she tells David about going to high school in Richmond, Virginia, where Latin champions are born. David takes a shot at cry-singing and the two take Justin Timberlake to task for some past indiscretions.
For the Bathtub Republic's first episode of 2015, David is joined by comedian Ahmed Vallejos. David tries to pick a fight with The Rock, Ahmed explains his love of musical theater and the two reminisce about the career of Gene Wilder. At the end, everyone is moved by the spirit of song.
Stavros Halkias is a terrific comedian from Baltimore, Maryland. On this episode, recorded in the Charm City at Hampden Mansion, Stav talks about his Greek dad and gets real honest about high school heartbreak. David does a lot of riffs about butt stuff.
Jheisson Nuñez is a wonderful, absurd comedian who sleeps in the same basement where this podcast is recorded. In this episode, back at the Bathtub Republic to close out 2014, Jheisson recounts some difficult chapters from his political and athletic careers and David completely loses track of what is happening.
Linsay Deming is a delightful person who is a musician and a cohost of Church Night, a fantastic and weird live show that has become a D.C. mainstay in a very short time. Back at the Bathtub Republic in Washington, DC, David talks about some early sexual realizations and Linsay explains how teens rebel when they grow up in Iowa.
Jay Whittaker is a very funny standup from Salt Lake City who is also a regular on the Geek Show Podcast. In this episode, recorded at Naked City Brewery in Seattle, David and Jay talk sex, metal and flamenco, and recap their exhausting first week at the Seattle International Comedy Competition.
Michael Foody is a wonderfully odd comedian and a trenchant social critic on Facebook. In this episode from the Bathtub Republic, he joins David for tangents including '90s wrestling and the rules of being a Dwight.
Chris Milner is a standup comedian all the way from merry olde England. In this episode, David discusses a weird gig abroad and Chris details some advantages of impersonating disabled people. Also, a surprising guest appearance from Not Lorenzo Lamas!
On the first episode recorded in the show's new digs at the Bathtub Republic, David clumsily attempts to start his first ever hip-hop beef before being joined by Jamel Johnson (comedian, frontman of the musical comedy experience Romane & Lettuce, namesake of a sandwich at this one place in Vienna, Virginia). David and Jamel reminisce about a more primitive time for file-sharing and Jamel tells the tale of a mystical figure from his past.
Bengt Washburn is a fantastic comedian who has been performing all over the country for the past two decades. On this episode, recorded in the overwhelming purplitude of the upstairs room at Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar, Bengt tells David about growing up Mormon in Utah during the '70s and '80s. Power ballads are played and the king of groiny songs is crowned.
NOTE: Sorry about the audio. There was a fan behind the stage that came on intermittently during the show so there are a couple of four-minute increments where it sounds like we're recording outside on a windy day.
Andy Kline is a veteran comedian and cohost of the 3 Guys On podcast. On this episode, he joins David to talk about '80s hip-hop and marvel at the fact that, although more than a decade older, his high school music has aged way, way better than David's.
On the first episode of Sadness Town!, David is joined by his friend Matty Litwack for a somewhat inebriated evening of scat singing and 9/11 riffs.