Sitting Down With Stand-up Guys



Get to know some of Chicago's most talented comedians as they sit and chat about the comedy scene, the writing process and everything in between.


  • 050 - Tyler Snodgrass

    050 - Tyler Snodgrass

    22/09/2017 Duração: 01h06min

    George welcomes Tyler Snodgrass to the studio. Tyler is a comedian and one of the creators of the storytelling show/podcast, We Still Like You. He's also a staff writer for the satirical news site, The Whiskey Journal.    Twitter - @_georgepira @sittingdownwith @tylersnod SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW!   Topics of Discussion: 1:00 - Music Festivals 3:01 - True Crime/American Vandal 7:59 - Late Night Show Hosts 11:15 - The Whiskey Journal 14:01 - New York Trip 17:25 - Moving 19:20 - We Still Like You  25:02 - Riding Bicycles 33:18 - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly 34:02 - Power Ballads 36:10 - Brussel Sprouts 40:52 - Confederate Monuments 47:03 - Tyler's Mount Rushmore 57:55 - Upcoming Shows 59:44 - Halloween Plans 1:01:00 - Leave a Nice Tip!

  • 049 - Erin Field

    049 - Erin Field

    22/09/2017 Duração: 45min

    Erin Field is a comedian and improviser that you can almost always see at The Second City. In this episode, she sits down with George to discuss Halloween costumes, true crime and the Second City classes she teaches at.  SUBSCRIBE on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music & Laughable FOLLOW us on Twitter - @sittingdownwith LIKE us on Facebook -

  • 048 - Nilüfer Yüce

    048 - Nilüfer Yüce

    07/09/2017 Duração: 01h36s

    George welcomes Nilufer Yuce to the home studio for a conversation about her experiences doing stand-up in Georgia and what she hopes to accomplish as a comedian visiting Chicago.   Like what we do? Leave a positive review on iTunes! Follow the podcast @sittingdownwith! 'LIKE' the Facebook page at!

  • BONUS - George Pira (briefly) on Doug Loves Movies

    BONUS - George Pira (briefly) on Doug Loves Movies

    30/08/2017 Duração: 18min

    On August 23rd, Doug Benson taped an episode of his podcast, Doug Loves Movies, at Thalia Hall in Chicago. George was in the crowd and got to briefly be a guest on the show by playing (and losing) a game of Last Man Stanton. TWITTER - @DougBenson - @_georgepira - @sittingdownwith SUBSCRIBE to Sitting Down with Stand-Up Guys and all of Doug Benson's podcasts. 

  • 046 - Brendan Gay

    046 - Brendan Gay

    24/08/2017 Duração: 01h03min

    George Pira welcomes Brendan Gay back to the podcast to find about some of his experiences on the road and hear about what he plans to do next! Twitter: @BrendanGay92 - @_georgepira - @sittingdownwith  

  • 045 - Brian Babylon

    045 - Brian Babylon

    11/05/2017 Duração: 01h11min

    George Pira sits down with Brian Babylon, a Chicago-born comedian currently living in Los Angeles, to discuss his extensive resume that includes hosting The Morning Amp for 8 years, being a regular on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! and producing segments for Hannibal Buress.   FOLLOW us on Twitter - @sittingdownwith - @brianbabylon - @_georgepira LIKE our FB page - SUBSCRIBE on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music & Laughable   TOPICS -  Jokes & Notes (2:40) The Morning AMP/Vocalo (11:57) Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! (16:35) Moving to L.A. (22:14) Why? with Hannibal Buress (25:18) Comedy Scenes: Chicago vs L.A. (31:00) The Moth/Storytelling (37:45) Stand-Up Comedian Quiz (4125) My Mount Rushmore (49:39) Meeting LeBron James (55:39) Tinder (59:00) Fuck with Macy's (1:03:00) Leave a Nice Tip! (1:04:19) Plugs (1:07:36)   TRACK INFO - "85 BTRON 1" by Brian Babylon SOUNDCLOUD

  • 044 - Erica Nicole Clark

    044 - Erica Nicole Clark

    27/04/2017 Duração: 50min

    George Pira welcomes Erica Nicole Clark to the podcast to chat about her love for writing, comedy and to share some memorable stories of growing up with Mr. T as a father.  Keep the conversation going on Twitter: @sittingdownwith - @mrtsdaughter - @_georgepira 

  • 043 - Roy Wood Jr.

    043 - Roy Wood Jr.

    18/04/2017 Duração: 33min

    George sits down with Roy Wood Jr. for a brief conversation about his Comedy Central stand-up special "Father Figure" as well as his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

  • 042 - Martin Morrow

    042 - Martin Morrow

    17/03/2017 Duração: 56min

    Comedian/Improviser, Martin Morrow, returns to the studio to discuss what he's been working on and to tell us all about his new monthly show at The Laugh Factory, "Mondays with Morrow"

  • 041 - Kristin Fenchak  Carly Kane

    041 - Kristin Fenchak & Carly Kane

    03/03/2017 Duração: 01h03min

    Kristin Fenchak & Carly Kane sit down with George Pira to discuss how they started doing stand-up and how that lead to becoming the hosts of a bi-monthly roast-show at The Laugh Factory called 'Afterthoughts'

  • 040 - Greg Mills

    040 - Greg Mills

    25/02/2017 Duração: 01h06min

    On this episode, George Pira sits down with a comedian, actor, copywriter, improviser and voice over artist that's all rolled up into one neat little package named Greg Mills. 

  • 039 - Blake Burkhart

    039 - Blake Burkhart

    16/02/2017 Duração: 52min

    Blake Burkhart sits down with George Pira to discuss why he chose the life of comedy, how he views success and how he became the newest producer of Comedians You Should Know, a weekly showcase at Timothy O'Tooles. 

  • 038 - Kyle Scanlan

    038 - Kyle Scanlan

    15/02/2017 Duração: 51min

    Kyle Scanlan, comedian and creator of The Whiskey Journal, sits down with George Pira for a discussion about stand-up, writing satirical articles and his love for the NBA. 

  • 037 - Tim Brennan

    037 - Tim Brennan

    27/01/2017 Duração: 50min

    George Pira welcomes Tim Brennan to his home for a fun conversation about wrestling, weight loss and working with the guys from Jackass. 

  • 036 - Stephanie Weber

    036 - Stephanie Weber

    20/01/2017 Duração: 01h04min

    George Pira welcomes Stephanie Weber to the studio for a conversation about some of her experiences as a comedian, on and off-stage. They also discuss the inauguration, feminism and she leaves us all with a very nice tip! Follow her on Twitter @steph_eloise

  • 035 - Antonio Aguilar

    035 - Antonio Aguilar

    05/01/2017 Duração: 53min

    On the first episode of 2017, George welcomes back Antonio Aguilar to tell us some of the latest horror/success stories of his work as a comedian on the road. 

  • 034 - Brendan Gay

    034 - Brendan Gay

    08/12/2016 Duração: 51min

    George Pira welcomes Brendan Gay to the studio for a conversation about how he got into doing comedy in Chicago and what he plans to do now that he's been at it for a whole year. 

  • 033 - Robel Arega

    033 - Robel Arega

    24/10/2016 Duração: 38min

    George Pira invites Robel Arega to his apartment for a conversation about things like: dirty words, inequality and our problems with sports fans. 

  • 032 - Coffee with Tim Barnes

    032 - Coffee with Tim Barnes

    20/09/2016 Duração: 34min

    George Pira took the podcast on the road and to a coffee shop in Brooklyn, NY where he sat down with previous guest and host of "Its All True", Tim Barnes. 

  • 031 - Marty DeRosa

    031 - Marty DeRosa

    08/09/2016 Duração: 59min

    This week, George Pira sits down with Marty DeRosa of Comedians You Should Know. He chats about doing stand-up and recording his two wrestling podcasts, "Wrestling With Depression" and "Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling"

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