What do you get when you take one of the funniest guys in Cali, one of the funniest musicians in Chicago, and the Bad Boy of New Jersey comedy and put them in the same room? Complete Control.
Brendan Kelly, of The Lawrence Arms, comes to the studio to talk to Joe about his sordid career and missteps with his children and the IRS, before playing acoustically from his new record.
Joe welcomes Mike Marino to join the talk, and the comedian shows how the big boys get laughs as he opens up about performing, hecklers, and being raised in the Garden state.
It’s a hilarious show where both the guests and Joe have a great time letting loose.
Brendan Kelly is the singer of The Lawrence Arms, along with The Falcon and his own solo career. He is as outspoken as he is talented and also acts as a host on JBTV in Chicago. He recently released his record with the Wandering Birds, “I’d Rather Die Than Live Forever.”
Mike Marino, the Jersey Bad Boy, has had a stand-up career that goes back over 20 years. He has performed in every major comedy club from New York to LA, and can be seen nightly at both the world famous Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
00:01 Complete Control Intro.
00:53 Joe’s monologue and The Joe and Deano Minute.
03:47 Welcoming Brendan Kelly.
04:40 Brendan’s job hosting JBTV.
07:44 What’s going on with The Lawrence Arms? Getting audited.
11:52 The new solo record, “I’d rather be dead than live forever.”
13:45 Fatherhood in the punk paradox.
17:27 A Clip of Mike Marino.
18:32 Welcoming Mike Marino.
19:05 Coming to California from New Jersey.
20:31 “The truth is always funny.” Growing up.
22:58 Being kids, playing mafia.
25:23 The funny accents of America and the violent people behind them.
27:42 Independently producing your DVDs (with the assistance of safe cigarettes).
29:45 Mike’s big show in Atlantic City and the thrill of stand-up.
31:42 Getting thrown-off onstage, by yourself and hecklers.
33:23 Where to see Mike.
34:30 Gifts from Mike to whack somebody with.
36:23 Mike’s recent casting in a thriller.
38:14 A live acoustic performance by Brendan Kelly.
41:33 Thanks and goodbye.