It’s time for the ninth edition of Krakajokea, East of Java, caffeinated conversations with comedians. Catch these stand-up comic before they get famous. As always, this one will be stuffed with life-changing insights about the comedy industry. Our next joke-writing, podcast-recording and loon-liberating session takes place 3 pm Sunday at Crossroads Coffee, 26 N. Morris Street, Richmond,... [read more]
It’s time for the ninth edition of Krakajokea, East of Java, caffeinated conversations with comedians. Catch these stand-up comic before they get famous. As always, this one will be stuffed with life-changing insights about the comedy industry. Our next joke-writing, podcast-recording and loon-liberating session takes place 3 pm Sunday at Crossroads Coffee, 26 N. Morris Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220. Crossroads Coffee is conveniently located near VCU in beautiful Uptown RIC. Crossroads has always supported live comedy in RVA. Anyone nostalgic for the Lamplighter Cafe can BYOF (Bring Your Own Flies). Out-of-town comedians, come for the Watermelon Festival (insert your own racist joke here) at 10 am, stay for Krakajokea.
Watermelon Festival PR:
Imagine...115,000 people, over 2500 watermelons and you! With 80 musicians, over 100 exhibitors, one of the largest kids areas of any festival on the east coast and all of the great Carytown style, the Watermelon Festival has become the largest one day festival in the state of Virginia. Mark your calendar now for a great day of family fun!
From the Crossroad Coffee website:
Keeping the Oral Tradition Alive through Social Intercourse.
Hospitality instead of pretentiousness.
To be people friendly, pet friendly, and ultimately, environmentally friendly. We are your neighbors and strive to make you proud of calling Crossroads your neighborhood café.
This week’s topic is Louie C.K.’s sitcom, just renewed for its second season, which is about a - surprise, surprise - stand-up comedian, with stand-up comedy interspersed. Moderating our podcast will be Patrick McCarthy. If he doesn’t show because he has to work, it’ll be Ray Bullock. If he doesn’t show, we’re going to strip him of his title, “the hardest-working stand-up comedian in Richmond” in a ceremony where we’ll rip off his ceremonial Snuggie. If our surprise mystery guest shows, we’ll talk about the D.C. comedy scene. If Kelly Henderson shows, we’ll talk about women in comedy. If Kelly Henderson doesn’t show, we’ll talk about Kelly Henderson’s breasts and wonder why there aren’t more women in comedy.
We'll also unpack this week in comedy, what's coming up, plus more of our award-winning coverage of "Last Comic Standing" and verified sightings of Blake Midgette. And, just like Rush Limbaugh on Friday, we’ll talk about whatever YOU want to talk about. Because that’s how we roll. It's a sausage party you won't want to miss. Thanks to our latest contributor, Sebastian Pignato of OBX, who paid for an entire month of podcasting on Podbean.com in our Send a Podcast to iTunes Camp Fund campaign. We’ve raised $18 so far. We'll pass the hat once again. I’ve started fleshing out the Last.fm page this weekend and hope to start on the Podbean.com page soon.
Coming soon, or as soon as this brutal hot weather abates, is a special Saturday edition of the podcast with stand-up comedian, promoter and podcaster Jim F’n Zarling, one of the linchpins of the Charlottesville comedy scene, on “How to make a (comedy) scene.”
As always, Krakajokea, East of Java is sponsored by Extreme Pizza, the Swan Lake Yacht Club, LaffHut.com, RVAstand-up.com and Salty Tongue Records.