Comedian Shaun Latham – A Recipe for Comedy

Shaun LathamG.I. Joe vs. science fiction,  how Shaun became a comedian, a party RV,  learning on the road with a major comedian like Gabriel Iglesias, pushing past low moments, cooking meets comedy and the genesis of “20 Dollar Chef” and joining Bar Stool Sports, Shaun’s SiriusXM show, remarkable marshmallows, and an improv game features pitch one-upmanship.

Shaun LathamShaun Latham, comedian, host of the very successful weekly Barstool Sports show “20 Dollar Chef” as he shows fans how to cook on a budget, and host of ‘The Shaun Latham show” on SiriusXM, shares his story, humor, and wisdom.

  • Danielle gives some nerd tips on how to avoid spoilers as we prep for the release of the newest Avengers film
  • Some TV series recommendations, and how binge-watching shows can feel like a chore, and finishing a series or season can be a relief 
  • How choosing between G.I. Joe or Space changed Marc and Shaun’s trajectories in fandoms
  • An appeal to the comedy gods to get Tina Fey on the show
  • A round of “What If?” where we build off each other’s pitches for a movie or TV showShaun Latham
  • How Shaun’s trajectory in standup comedy started from a comedy contest at a work event
  • The way Shaun padded his early gigs thanks to a party RV his boss provided to employees
  • Moving to LA to break into the standup scene, and the struggles of having to start over in a new town
  • How selling merch and opening for Gabriel Iglesias helped Shaun build up his confidence and hone his skills when things were looking bleak
  • The invaluable lessons learned on the road with a major league comedian, from the business end to honing his act to be able to work in any room
  • The goal of your day-to-day voice catching up with your stage voice, to where it just feels like you’re talking on stage instead of putting on an act
  • Some of the stand up comedians Shaun has encountered over the years who have stood out to him
  • How important a unique perspective is to comedy, and how some comedians are wise beyond their years
  • Shaun’s “crying on the couch” moment,  how he overcame the feelings of despair and the harsh reality of poverty and found the will and hope to push forward and succeed
  • The importance of perseverance and “staying in line”
  • How a move to Indianapolis and meeting the right people led to Shaun being a member of Morty’s Pugs and getting more gigs
  • How 20 Dollar Chef, Shaun’s comedy cooking show, got started and his goals to help his viewers build character and not take the easy way out
  • The important relationship lessons learned by cooking together
  • Shaun’s SiriusXM show, The Shaun Latham Show, and how he built the team of personalities that make the show unique
  • What “making it” would mean for Shaun 
  • Shaun walks us through the process behind two jokes he’s proud of
  • Plus, Elsie brings in some squishy snacks for End of Show Food!

Multi-talented Entertainer Lauren Mayhew – A Future Superhero Living Out Loud

Lauren MayhewMusician, Singer, Dancer, WWE Ring Announcer, Actress, DJ, Influencer – What Doesn’t She Do? Close calls with Mick Jagger Cyndi Lauper, Johny Depp, and Steven VanZandt, a scary train ride, making up songs on the spot, an incredible career in entertainment including a big-deal girl band, performing in front of 100,000 people, singing at Michael Jackson’s birthday party, and announcing WWE matches, plus the meaning of giving keys, and beef jerky made with stout beer!

Entertainer Lauren Mayhew (@lolomayhew) joins Marc Raco (@racomarc), producer Elsie (@elsietheproducer), and guest host Lois Herzeca (MouthMedia Network) in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

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Cartoonist and Comedian Jason Chatfield – Ginger Meggs, Bathing with Scotch, and Star Trek Password

Jason ChatfieldA Starfleet captain, Australia, strange cereals, loving rice, Star Trek Password,  cartoons vs. comedy, Ginger Meggs, a podcast about creating comedy, stories about old white men, the “scotch and a bath” ritual, and why being an immigrant in America can be funny.

Jason Chatfield, Australian cartoonist & comedian and Australia’s most widely syndicated cartoonist, producing the iconic comic strip Ginger Meggs which appears daily in over 120 newspapers in 34 countries, and co-host of the podcast “Is There Something In This?”, joins Marc Raco and Danielle Beckmann in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

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Actress and Comedian Kathy Searle – More Laughs Per Second

Kathy SearleWorking on a sitcom, why getting pooped on by a bird led to time with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, minor surgery, building an acting career, and laughing through news tragedies.

Actress and comedian Kathy Searle (Baby Mama, My Man Is a Loser, Body of Proof, Blue Bloods, Gossip Girl, and Lipstick Jungle, etc.) joins Marc Raco and Danielle Beckman in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

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Mika Kenyah – The Tattooed Oprah?

Mika KenyahThankless giving, no tipping, when old Star Trek becomes new, the fear of gum, admiring Oprah, launching a career from Vine, a Latina voice, when Brussel sprouts meet air, and an improv game that makes press conferences moody.

Mika Kenyah (@mikakenyah),  Sr. Marketer in Gaming & Tech, Writer, Director & Horror Fanatic, podcaster, actress, and comedian, joins hosts Marc Raco (@racomarc), Danielle Beckmann (@deebeck) and producer Elsie (@elsietheproducer) in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

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The Unaired Monkey Radio Reboot Pilot – 20 Fluorescent Band-Aids

Marc and Danielle share the original test recording for a reboot of “Monkey Radio with Marc” (sans Elsie), which eventually became “Funny People Talking” more than year later. How bad (or fun) could it be?

Marc Raco (@racomarc) and Danielle Beckmann (@deebeck) record for the first time together in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • A union for subway beggars?
  • Why Vulcan ears can earn trust on a date
  • Getting to know Danielle,  joy rockets, and Jillian Richardsons’s “The Joy List”
  • Giving value to humans
  • Being a nerd and discovering a mutual love of Star Trek
  • The new Star Trek show Star Trek Discovery and Marc’s birthday
  • Being from California
  • The New York factor and walking with purpose
  • 21 Rapid Fire Questions
  • The Listerine guy on the subway
  • A Kate Mulgrew moment
  • Near misses with Tina Fey
  • Being authentic in everything you do
  • A round of the improv game “The Meh News” coverts toothbrushing and ant-frying
  • The sentiment of the “hump day”


Triple Threat Broadway Actor Phillip Attmore – Break Legs!

A game of redemption, Kevin Bacon, the Green Lady, tweeting with Shatner, #DAILYDANCEITOUT, the life of a Broadway actor, and something surprisingly spicy. Plus, an improv game funds silver linings in anything.

Phillip“Triple threat” entertainer Phillip Attmore (@phillipattmore – three-time Astaire Award winner, ACCA Award winner, Playbill “Breakout Performance” Award winner and NAACP Theatre Award nominee, and he has been recognized by the sixth season of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” as one of America’s “Top 20” dancers), joins hosts Marc Raco (@racomarc), Danielle Beckmann (@deebeck) and producer Elsie (@elsietheproducer) in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

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Grammy Winner Lucy Kalantari – The Answer is Yes

Bumping Bill Pullman, Pictionary with Ron Howard, being a cartoon, banana bread and winning a Grammy, Linda Perry in an elevator, too many Pixie Sticks, a new MIDI, and surprise jerky! Plus a new improv game with musical break-ups!

Lucy Kalantari (@lucytoon), 2019 Grammy Winner (Lucy Kalantari and The Jazz Cats – Best Children’s Album), joins hosts Marc Raco (@racomarc), Danielle Beckmann (@deebeck) and producer Elsie (@elsietheproducer) in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

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Comedian Gina Brillon – Up and Come and Gonna Do Some More

Gina BrillonLiquid cats, ferrets, loving horror, healing with comedy, dissecting New York accents, good vs. bad crowds in comedy and dealing with hecklers, and feeling like you’ve made it. Plus an improv game that puts the players in charge of the world, and a possibly perfect marshmallow treat.

Fast-rising actress, stand-up comedian and writer Gina Brillon (@gbrillon) , guests with hosts Marc Raco (@racomarc), Danielle Beckmann (@deebeck) and producer Elsie (@elsietheproducer) in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser. Find Gina at .

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Alysia Reiner – “OITNB” and “Egg” Actress – #FIGALICIOUS

Alysia ReinerRobotic sex, Alysia’s new film “Egg”, becoming and being “Fig” on Orange Is the New Black”, inhabiting a role and finding the comedy, returning to the same character with each new season, why producing roles is so important, and a tootsie roll you can drink? Plus an improv game makes new movies out of old one with “Recycled Movie Pitch”!

Actress/Producer Alysia Reiner (@alysiareiner) guests with hosts Marc Raco (@racomarc), Danielle Beckmann (@deebeck) and producer Elsie (@elsietheproducer) in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser. Recorded in front of a live audience.

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