The Cripescast Podcast
Episode 119 - Michael Yo

Episode 119 - Michael Yo

September 21, 2022

This week comedian Michael Yo joins Charlie on the Cripescast where the two talk about Michael’s career, stand up and his new special “I Never Thought” on YouTube. Michael shares stories of being on “Chelsea Lately” and how his kids have changed his comedy. The two compare their time as red carpet hosts and Michael gives his best advice for anyone wanting to break into the entertainment industry. 

Find Michael’s special “I Never Thought” on YouTube and find him on all social platforms @michaelyo. 

Milwaukee listeners, make sure to use promo code CRIPES to get tickets to see Michael at the Milwaukee Improv September 22-24 improv.com/milwaukee

Find us on Patreon at patreon.com/charlieberens and on all social platforms @cripescast and @charlieberens.

The music for the Cripescast is “Double Polka” by Kevin McLeod and “Old Wisconsin Jubilee” by Berens and Greuel.

Episode 118 - TJ Therrien

Episode 118 - TJ Therrien

September 14, 2022

This week Charlie is joined by content creator TJ Therrien. TJ talks about growing up in Minnesota, his goals to break into different areas of comedy and how birth order and his kids inspire his content. The two discuss how TJ started making online videos, how he made it onto Sports Center’s top 10 plays as a ball boy for the Minnesota Twins and whether Wisconsin or Minnesota has more lakes.

 

Follow TJ on all platforms @TJ_Therrien 

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Episode 117 - Nick Colletti

Episode 117 - Nick Colletti

September 7, 2022

This week, comedian and content creator Nick Colletti joins Charlie on the Cripescast. Nick talks about starting out on Vine and his ambitions on the big screen and on stage. The two discuss social media’s role in their comedy and whether Pittsburgh is in the Midwest or not. 

 

Follow Nick @nick_colletti and for more info in his shows head to nickcolletti.com. Use code CRIPES at milwaukeeimprov.com to get $5 tickets to his show TONIGHT! 

 

Follow the Cripescast and Charlie on all platforms @Charlieberens @cripescast and all podcast content can be found at cripescast.com. 

 

The music behind the advertisements is "Double Polka" by Kevin McLeod. 

Episode 116 - Charlie Answers Fan Questions

Episode 116 - Charlie Answers Fan Questions

August 31, 2022

This week Charlie is answering all your fan submitted questions. 

 

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Episode 115 - Tracey Ashley

Episode 115 - Tracey Ashley

August 24, 2022

Emmy-nominated screenwriter and comedian Tracey Ashley joins Charlie on the Cripescast this week. Tracey is the head writer on "A Black Lady Sketch Show" and has written on TV shows including “The Neighborhood” and “The Last O.G". Not to mention her time on tour with Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan and many more comics. Needless to say, she is funny. She talks about her career path, her time in a variety of writers rooms and her comedic influences. Tracey also shares about her experience being in an interracial marriage and how society’s reactions has changed over time.   

 

Follow Tracey Ashley on all platforms @itstraceyashley 

Follow the Cripescast on all platforms @cripescast 

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Episode 114 - Bill Doucette

Episode 114 - Bill Doucette

August 17, 2022

This week Charlie is joined by musician and comedian Bill Doucette. The two talk about Bill’s time on the East Coast, performing at the State Fair as well as his ties to Wisconsin. Bill explains how he and Charlie met and the work they’ve done together in recent years.

 

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Episode 113 - Tumua Tuinei

Episode 113 - Tumua Tuinei

August 10, 2022

This week Charlie is joined by comedian Tumua Tuinei. The two talk about their similar career paths and how they use comedy to honor where they're from. Tumua explains the comedy scene in Hawaii, his start in stand-up and how he’s used social media to help his career take off. They exchange common phrases in Hawaii and the Midwest and Tumua teaches Charlie how to properly do the shaka. 

 

Follow Tumua on social Tumua Tuinei or @tumua_, check out what he’s doing at tumuacomedy.com. 

 

Follow the Cripescast on all platforms @cripescast and find all the info about the show, Merch, tour dates, and more at cripescast.com.

 

Find Charlie on Patreon to buy a membership for exclusive content for just $5 a month at patreon.com/charlieberens. 

 

Special thanks to our sponsors JollyGood Soda and Duluth Trading Company, find out more about them at jollygoodsoda.com and duluthtrading.com. 

 

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Episode 112 - Jim Burke

Episode 112 - Jim Burke

August 3, 2022

Academy Award winning producer and Charlie’s close friend, Jim Burke, joins the Cripescast this week. He and Charlie talk about how they met, growing up in the Midwest, and how Charlie lost Jim’s car keys in the ocean in Hawaii. Jim offers advice for those trying to break into the entertainment business and he tells the story of how he and his family competed on the hit game show “Family Feud”. 

Follow the Cripescast on all platforms @cripescast and find all the info about the show, Merch, tour dates, and more at cripescast.com.

 

Find Charlie on Patreon to buy a membership for exclusive content for just $5 a month at patreon.com/charlieberens. 

 

Special thanks to our sponsors JollyGood Soda and Duluth Trading Company, find out more about them at jollygoodsoda.com and duluthtrading.com. 

 

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Episode 111 - Greg Gard

Episode 111 - Greg Gard

July 27, 2022

Head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball team, Greg Gard, joins the Cripescast this week. He talks about starting his coaching career with an eight grade basketball team, how growing up in a small farming town in Wisconsin propelled his work ethic, and his non-profit Garding Against Cancer. He even shares some photos from his deer cam. 

 

Find out more about his non-profit at gardingagainstcancer.org 

 

Follow the Cripescast on all platforms @cripescast and find all the info about the show, Merch, tour dates, and more at cripescast.com.

 

Find Charlie on Patreon to buy a membership for exclusive content for just $5 a month at patreon.com/charlieberens. 

 

Special thanks to our sponsors JollyGood Soda and Duluth Trading Company, find out more about them at jollygoodsoda.com and duluthtrading.com. 

 

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Episode 110 - Ton Johnson

Episode 110 - Ton Johnson

July 20, 2022

Comedian Ton Johnson joins Charlie on the Cripescast this week. You may recognize him from his shows across the Midwest or collaborating with Charlie in various videos including “Midwest Nice”, “Midwest Olympics” and “Real Husbands of Deer Camp.” Ton and Charlie trade stories from the road, discuss the art of bombing and highlight Milwaukee’s growing comedy scene.

 

Follow Ton on all socials @itstonjohn

Follow Charlie on all platforms @charlieberens 

Follow the Cripescast on all platforms @cripescast and find all the info about the show, Merch, tour dates, and more at cripescast.com.

 

Find Charlie on Patreon to buy a membership for exclusive content for just $5 a month at patreon.com/charlieberens. 

 

Special thanks to our sponsors JollyGood Soda and Duluth Trading Company, find out more about them at jollygoodsoda.com and duluthtrading.com. 

 

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