A Round with Steve and Cole

No Laughing Matter

November 15, 2017

Welcome Back Faithful Listeners!

On this episode we have the chance to pick the brains of two local comedians and get their take on the state of the New Orleans comedy scene.

Our first guest, Brock LaBorde, is a veritable jack of all trades. He's one of the owners of the New Movement Theater (with locations in New Orleans and Austin), organizes Hell Yes Fest, and is the personal assistant of a legit Hollywood bigwig. By providing nightly improv shows and classes, Brock and his theater provide a invaluable resource to a city where humor comes naturally to so many.

In the second half of this week's episode, Laura Sanders joins to provide insight into what it's like being a stand-up comedian in New Orleans. Laura hosts the Bear With Me open mic at Twelve Mile Limit every Monday night at 9 PM, and she regularly performs both locally and around the country. Her quick wit and knowledge of how to properly showcase a diverse group of comedians always makes for a great show.

Anywho, I'm grateful for the chance to get to know the folks who make us laugh a little bit and learn about the hard work that it takes to bring that laughter to the stage. I really feel like this should be ending on some sort of punchline...