Comedian Next Door 2022
Bubble Joy and Women Aren't Funny (Zoom Out!)
July 4, 2022
Hey, Neighbor! Pull up a chair because we've got a cute story about kids at the Bubble Show. The Kingdom of Heaven is made up of such as these... Then: A survey of parks in our hometown. Maybe this isn't interesting to anyone else--but you can Google "Jackson Morrow Park Kokomo" and confirm we're TELLING THE TRUTH about this! Later: John got into some trouble suggesting that women shouldn't be "comedians" the same way men can... Allow him to clarify. Eventually, he admits the women in his family are very funny, which prompts the Peaches to share a story about the dream she had. (One word: Ants) Finally, go check out Facebook and see the horde of angry trolls on John's page. How the heathen rage when Christians celebrate life. ---- We want you to come on vacation with us! Visit johnbranyan.com for more information about Vacay with Comics.
BONUS: Starving Comics' New Revelation and Channels Game
June 30, 2022
Every Sunday at 7:00pm Eastern, four Christian entertainers host the best LIVE YouTube event of the whole week! It's called the Starving Comics Quarantine Show. If you haven't been tuning in for the live broadcasts, here's a little sample of what you've been missing... On this episode, Juan DeVevo is out on the road and Jt's keyboard crashed. (This is why we have a sound check!) Also, we have a special guest in the studio: Kristin Weber! She's an expert on Adulting for Jesus. John surprises Jt with something that will change the course of the entire show. And, later, we play a new game called "Channels," which makes a lot more sense when you can SEE the television. If you're ready to watch this show live, subscribe to the John Branyan YouTube channel and tune in every Sunday evening! Also, consider supporting content like this by visiting johnbranyan.com and joining the Comedy Clique.
Family Camp Prep plus Lemon Balm (Cookie Nightmares)
June 27, 2022
John and the Peaches are sitting at the table with mugs of tea. But no sugar for John, Please! He is deeply invested in a fad diet--and it's taking over his dreams. Since you're at the Comedian's house today, you can help us get ready for Family Camp next week. John is scheduled to deliver four talks, plus games and activities, so we need to figure out which topics to cover with the campers. (Somebody grab a pen and write this stuff down!) -Comedy is able to thrive in families because of shared contexts/experiences. There are lots of opportunities for "inside jokes" and call-backs! -Good improv works because comedy is built into the game... and guess Who built comedy into the Game of Life? -In order to do comedy better, learn to ask lots of questions. -Tell kids the truth... (You have to understand what's true in order to make jokes about it.) If all of this seems a bit disjointed and random, it's because we still have some polishing to do before next week! What else should we cover in our presentations, Neighbor? Which bits of wisdom/advice from The Comedian have been most helpful to you? Send us your recommendations: firstname.lastname@example.org Also, visit johnbranyan.com for information about VACAY WITH COMICS 2023. We're going camping with a bunch of John's comedian friends, and we want your family to join us.
BONUS: Starving Comics' Not Fat Albert and Story Salad
June 23, 2022
Every Sunday at 7:00pm Eastern, four Christian entertainers host the best LIVE YouTube event of the whole week! It's called the Starving Comics Quarantine Show. If you haven't been tuning in for the live broadcasts, here's a little sample of what you've been missing... In this episode, John Branyan and Brian Apprille and Juan DeVevo and John thomas Oaks are telling STORIES based on word prompts drawn randomly. (You can get your own copy of the game Story Salad by visiting johnthomasoaks.com) Plus, we're totally not ripping off Fat Albert... Not at all... Be sure to subscribe to John Branyan's YouTube channel so you can be part of the next SCQS!
Memories and Throwing Eggs at Drag Queens (Heat Wave)
June 20, 2022
John's a little under the weather, but he's going to soldier on! It's very, very hot in our neck of the woods, and it's reminding us of happy childhood memories, digging holes and making "Mixtures." Those were the days, right?! Next: John tells us his idea for making Pride Parades into "family friendly" events. But the Peaches is worried his idea might be a little too much fun... Finally: the Atheists are swarming on John's Facebook page. You can go look at some of their comments, but don't spend too much time trying to climb inside their heads and think like they do. It's hellish in there. If you'd like to connect with the Comedian and his family, you can email email@example.com . We're going to be hosting another Vacay with Comics in July of 2023! Please be on the lookout for details on our website (johnbranyan.com) ....but cut John some slack because it's really hot up in the attic where he works.
BONUS: Starving Comics' Copyrights and Talking Points
June 16, 2022
Every Sunday at 7:00pm Eastern, four Christian entertainers host the best LIVE YouTube event of the whole week! It's called the Starving Comics Quarantine Show. If you haven't been tuning in for the live broadcasts, here's a little sample of what you've been missing... On today's episode, we're trying not to violate YouTube's dumb copyright laws. Let us tell you our tale of woe about how we keep getting flagged for our parodies, which are supposed to be protected under Fair Use. Then, later, we play a new game where we have to deliver inspiring speeches, using a slideshow we've never seen before. It's better when you can SEE the action, so you should tune in next Sunday on John Branyan's YouTube channel and be part of the show.
Lucky Parents and Dead Fruit (Buy Pet Food)
June 13, 2022
Welcome to the kitchen table of the Comedian Next Door! Today, we start with a parable... No, wait, we have to talk about pet food first.... Oh, and we need to pause and sort out some child drama. Okay, NOW we're going to hear a parable about a church with a strange number of house fires. Everybody's house is burning to the ground around here! What is going on??? We need to look at the fruit that church people are producing. And then we need to have the courage to stop taking advice from broke people. Instead of buying fireworks, why don't you teach your kids the basic tenents of Christianity? (Pssst, Christianity teaches more than just "love people.") If you'd like to reach out to the Comedian and his family, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org . Also, consider supporting the show by visiting johnbranyan.com and joining the Comedy Clique! We'll see you at the Fight Laugh Feast Conference in October, Neighbor! (Details at flfnetwork.com)
BONUS: Starving Comics, Chubby Bruce Introduction
June 13, 2022
Every Sunday at 7:00pm Eastern time, four Christian entertainers host a LIVE YouTube event called the Starving Comics Quarantine Show. If you have been missing these, here's an audio sample to give you the idea. The first 3-4 minutes of this episode make up the "sound check" portion. You'll hear the hosts talk all over each other, thanks to the internet delay and the fact that Juan DeVevo is calling in from the road with his tiny little band called Casting Crowns. John thomas Oaks and Brian Apprille also join John Branyan to talk about Star Spangled Ding Dongs and Chubby Bruce. Trust us when we tell you that both of these things are significant to regular viewers of SCQS, so tune in and get caught up! To support SCQS and other content from John Branyan Comedy, visit johnbranyan.com and become a clique member! Also, you can follow John Branyan on YouTube and set your notifications to remind you when he goes LIVE.
The One That's All About Change (Meet the Minion)
June 6, 2022
John and the Peaches are on a video call with Tabby and our new intern... So--rather than joining us at the table, you can roll up a chair at the office desk! Today, we're talking about the fact that things change and people grow, and sometimes we regret things we said years ago. (Hey, that rhymes.) We place a high value on "consistency" (as opposed to hypocrisy), which is a good thing EXCEPT there may come a point where the focus on consistency will prevent us from making necessary changes. Why are we so afraid to be DIFFERENT than we were in the past? In this episode: -We can't say all the truth things at once. Only God can. -Do something that Future Tabby will thank you for! (Good job, Past Tabby.) -How can an aspiring young minion get her foot in the door of the entertainment industry? (Spoiler: The Comedian doesn't know.) Plus more! If you'd like to contact us, email email@example.com. Also, consider supporting the show by visiting johnbranyan.com and joining the Comedy Clique. Mark your calendars for July 27th to 30th, 2023. We're going on a VACAY WITH COMICS, and we want you to come laugh with us.
Starving Comics, Frost Heaves and Conspiracy Jeopardy
June 2, 2022
Every Sunday at 7:00pm Eastern Time, John Branyan LIVE streams a comedy show with three of his most talented friends: Brian Apprille--Fellow Comedian, John thomas Oaks--Song Composer, Juan DeVevo--Founding Member of Casting Crowns. On this episode, the hosts share a new song about Frost Heaves. (People from Boston know all about that phenomenon!) Also--we bring back a popular segement: CONSPIRACY THEORY JEOPARDY. If you like listening to this show, you'll love watching it. Tune in on Sunday at 7:00pm on the John Branyan YouTube channel.
Angry McDonald's Lady and Adulterous Pastor (Yard Toads)
May 30, 2022
This episode is late, Neighbor! We have no excuse... Pull up a seat at the table to hear the story of how the McKinney Kids offended someone at McDonald's. Also--there's a viral scandal involving a pastor from Indiana that John wants to talk about. Does this conversation make any conhesive sense, or does it just wander from one random thought to another? We're not sure! But this episode DOES have lots of toads going in its favor! (Do dogs eat for pleasure?) Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, considering supporting John Branyan Comedy by visiting johnbranyan.com and joining the Comedy Clique! There are lots of insider perks for doing so. We'll see you at the Fight Laugh Feast Conference in October!
BONUS CONTENT: Starving Comics Leaving Atlanta and What's Missing
May 26, 2022
Every Sunday at 7:00pm, John Branyan goes LIVE on YouTube with the Starving Comics Quarantine Show. He's joined by Brian Apprille, John thomas Oaks, and Juan DeVevo, of Casting Crowns. Here's a sample of SCQS. During the sound check, the men discuss kombucha and keifer. (Points if you alredy know how to pronounce both of those.) Cue the theme song! On today's episode, Brian is out of town, but he joins us in the comment section. Juan and Jt Oaks talk about doing shows in barns... And later Jt debuts a brand new song about traveling through Atlanta. GET US OUT OF HERE! Finally, we play a game where you have to identify what's missing in the picture. It's much better when you're able to WATCH rather than just listening. So--maybe consider following John Branyan on YouTube and joining us LIVE for the next episode of SCQS!
A Time to Laugh (Naughty Noise or Joyful Noise?)
May 23, 2022
Welcome to the kitchen table of the comedian next door! All the kids are here, making a joyful noise next to the recorder. But we're not going to "shush" them unless/until they do something wrong... This week, we learned that we are the reason some people don't want to come to church. And what have we been doing to cause unbelievers to be so completely repulsed? We've been laughing! (The horror.) There is WAY TOO MUCH SADNESS in the world for Christians to spend any time being funny. Do you have any idea how many traumatic experiences happen in churches?! We have so much crying to do and so little time... Stop smiling! This is serious! Later: we read another quote from GK Chesterton, so we get to use our "Chesterson" sound effect. Yay! If you'd like to contact the Comedian, email email@example.com. Also, consider supporting the show by visiting johnbranyan.com and joining the Comedy Clique. We'll see you at the Fight Laugh Feast Conference in October! (Details at flfnetwork.com)
BONUS CONTENT: Starving Comics Impersonations and Accents
May 19, 2022
Every Sunday evening, at 7:00pm Eastern Time, John Branyan and his funny friends host a LIVE comedy show on YouTube. If you're not watching the Starving Comics Quarantine Show, here's what you've been missing... John thomas drank a lot of coffee before tonight's show. He does his best James Cagney. And later, Brian Apprille teaches everyone how to speak like a Bostonian PROPERLY. Also featuring: Juan DeVevo, founding member of Casting Crowns. And John Branyan--the Original Starving Comic. Follow John Branyan on YouTube and enable notifications to watch SCQS LIVE and see if it looks as good as it sounds. Live comments are featured on the show!
On Stage Disasters and Parenting Bad Moods (Show Must Go On)
May 16, 2022
Welcome to the table, Neighbor! Go ahead and take the Peaches' seat because she's not using it much. There's too much parenting to do! Meanwhile, John wants to tell you about some of his terrible experiences with comedy shows this week. (But, really, the terrible shows make for the best stories.) Also--we got an email this week. Thanks for sending us details about your childlike joys, Neighbor! Finally, we get pretty raw and honest about the insomnia and mood swings and how it's affecting parenting decisions. All of us are trying to teach our kids to do the right thing, even when they don't feel like it. But, we have to practice what we preach first! You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org... Visit johnbranyan.com and join the Comedy Clique for exclusive perks! Also, come with us to the Fight Laugh Feast Conference in October. It'll be fun! (Details at flfnetwork.com)