“I want this to be the least listened to episode ever!” That was the first thing to come out of this week’s guest on the Coming Up Short podcast, which is something that Eric Rosenblum and Jon Levine were definitely not expecting. Chris Flanagan’s desire was not for a bad show, but to actually shower Eric and Jon with compliments. Chris was definitely gunning for the best-guest-ever award.
He was also one of the most interesting guests, with a discussion that ranged from what it’s like to start comedy in urban rooms, to taking other people’s advice when you’re on stage, and so much more. Chris and Jon also discuss their participation in the World Series of Comedy event in Chattanooga and what the takeaways from their performances were.
Join Dougie & today’s co-hosts, Jon Levine & Talia Brahms as they discuss such things as; Kevin Hart’s Comedy Special shot in Miami giving 4 local comics a wonderful opportunity, Dougie is about to takeover booking a weekend room in Miami, Jon tells us about his wonderful date with a woman he met online, & Dougie doesn’t feel too confident about his race against Minda
It’s a banner episode for the Coming Up Short podcast as Eric Rosenblum and Jon Levine welcome the patriarch of South Florida comedy into the Chula Vista Studios, Mr. Leon Arp! Eric and Jon have been trying to get Leon on for a long time and the three were finally able to pull it together.
This is a fascinating interview that starts with Leon’s storied history as a musical entertainer which began when he was just 13 years old. We learn about his journey from the Great White North down to sunny South Florida with just a few stops in between. The three also discuss how Leon made the jump from music to comedy and why it’s so important for him to keep going out, night after night.
The three also talk about the recent Kevin Hart appearance and Speak Friday and celebrate the four South Florida comedians chosen to represent our scene and what a great job they did.