My Dining Room Table with Adam Cayton-Holland







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Picture me. Now picture Todd Barry. Now picture me and Todd Barry in a Denver hotel room talking about comedy and Bobby Flay. Can you picture it? You can! Then behold: you have pictured the very episode now in your possesion. Good for you.

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Behold, Dave Ross, in all his deep-voiced glory! From a Colfax hotel room Dave and I discuss being fan-boys of one and other, general podcast weariness, and how a generation of young comedians may be web-policing each other into utter blandness.

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Wende Curtis is Comedy Works. Comedy Works is Wende Curtis. Get to know the woman behind one of the greatest comedy clubs in the country. And her little dog Lucy. 

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Portland-raised, Chicago-helmed, turned into a goddamn man by Los Angeles, Matt Braunger gets the dining room table treatment and waxes comedic on Korea, mustaches and Big Daddy Kane

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John Crist is hilarious. In any comedic realm. But he also just so happens to be one of the fastest rising stars in Christian comedy today. We sit down and talk mega-churches, five-tool athletes and Free Willy. 

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And then the Governor up and comes on your podcast! Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sat down to the dining room table to discuss sketchy 80's Denver, Kurt Vonnegut and why Peyton Manning is a real class act.

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Troy Baxley is a Denver legend and he may just be the funniest comedian I've ever met. If you don't know him, your bad. Get to know the man, the myth, the leyenda, as Troy opens up about his past, his comedy career and narrowly surviving a recent brain-swelling that left him in the ICU. Baxley speaks! You should listen.

Direct download: MDRT_Ep42_TroyBaxley.mp3
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Live from Denver's (and my) High Plains Comedy Festival it's My Dining Room Table all up in your face! Coming at you from Mutiny Now bookstore and cafe I welcome Beth Stelling, Nick Thune, Andy Juett, Nate Bargatze, Emily Gordon and last-minute, boy-hero addition Kumail Nanjiani! Bees. Knees.

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Coming at you en plein air, TJ and I sat down in his parent's backyard in Denver to discuss growing up together, philosophy, and of course, death and people's aversion to discussing it openly. And how we both love East High School more than words can express. Hey-lo-lo, hey-lo-lo, hey!

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Troy Walker, Denver native-son, lawyer, criminally-inept lover, amazing comedian, newest Denver addition to the New Faces at Montreal, sits down for the dining room table treatment to talk about quickly becoming one of the best comics in the city. And Prince.

Direct download: MDRT_Ep39_TroyWalker.mp3
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Coming at you life from the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase on South Broadway, I get weird at a tiki bar with some of my favorite local musicians including A. Tom Collins, Spells, In The Whale, Chella Negro and The Ned Garthe Explosion.

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Jonah Keri, author and all-star sits down at the Dining Room Table to talk baseball, fatherhood and why the Colorado Rockies are eternally doomed to fail. And why it's okay for comedy fans to like sports.

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I sit down with Illegal Pete's impressario Pete Turner to talk about how a struggling, hole-in-the-wall Mission-style burrito joint in Boulder turned into a Colorado empire. While never losing it's sense of cool. We also talk Steinbeck, Van Morrison phoning it in at Red Rocks and fatherhood.

Direct download: MDRT_Ep36_PeteTurner.mp3
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Only fitting that the first episode of the summer features the King of Summah, Howard Kremer! I toured with Howard across the country on the Road to Oddball tour and somewhere along the way we broke out the podcasting gadgetry in a hotel room to talk Austin Stories, Dragon Boy Suede and why we are both about ready to stay in one place for awhile. Have a summah!

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Coming at you live from the Crom Comedy Festival in lovely Omaha, Nebraska I welcome Ben Kronberg, Ian Douglas Terry, Chris Charpentier, Dave Ross and Rory Scovel to the podcast. Feats of strength ensue.

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National Poetry Slam Champion, Tedx Speaker, Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and Queen City of the Plains alleyway-wander Ken Arkind stopped by My Dining Room Table to talk about how a poet's life and a comic's life aren't all that different, and how he and I are both going to wind up old men, lamenting our lost Denver of yore. The parts we were born to play. Denver is lonesome for her heroes. Less so with Ken Arkind around.

Direct download: MDRT_Ep33_KenArkind.mp3
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Tommy Johnagin got the dining room table treatment on the balcony of the Comedy Works condo in scenic downtown Denver. We talked Letterman, babies and why Ken Griffey Jr. is the man.

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Emily Heller came by My Dining Room Table! We talked about Friday Night Lights! Then I asked her a bunch of questions and tried to make her answer on behalf of all female comedians. She did so politely and then schooled me on why it's annoying to always have to do exactly that. Then she showed me Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton videos! And we both agreed that their chemistry was something you cannot fake.

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Ian Douglas Terry is the boy-prince of Omaha comedy. He also has three names. I love Omaha. I also have three names. Thus, we are dear friends. IDT is a punk-rock kid who got into comedy and basically just invented his own scene. DIY and all that. We caught up in a West Des Moines Hilton Garden Inn hotel room and talked shop, wrestling, then we got drunk and ate Mexican food and talked shit about Rory Scovel (after the outro music, secret track!). Somebody had to

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Can you believe My Dining Room Table has been around one year?! I can. I was there for literally every episode. Trust me: it took a year. So we decided to celebrate with a live episode from the amazing Sidewinder Tavern, featuring Ben Roy and Chuck Coffey of the band Spells, Jordan Doll, Nathan Lund, Amber Tozer and Andrew Orvedahl! Rock. Thanks for a year, gang!

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Bienvenue to the first MDRT episode of Ben and Adam Do Things, wherein I, Adam, team up with my buddy Ben Roy, he of Ben fame, and head out and do things! We intend to do these sporadically and for our inaugural effort, we headed out to buy pot, legally, as only us Coloradoans can. Enjoy.

Direct download: MDRT_Ep28_BenAndAdamDoThings.mp3
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Kyle Kinane is the type of guy who likes to roam around. He's never in one place. He roams from town to town. Today he wandered into Adam's dining room. And by Adam I mean me! Yes, this is the episode where we abandon the third-person facade and get right down to the truth that I, Adam Cayton-Holland, am writing these episode descriptions. So take it from me, this episode rules.

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Kevin Fitzgerald is like Forrest Gump but Irish. And not mentally disabled. The stand-up-comedian/star of Animal Planet's "Emergency Vets"/former crack security team-member for The Rolling Stones has lived one of those amazing, mercurial lives that defy all reason. He sits down with Adam to chat George Burns, P. Funk and Mongolian vultures. Par for the course.

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Mustachioed fine gentleman Chris Charpentier stops by the dining room table to talk drugs, sports, and why it's not ever worth it to try during an improv class until you actually get to perform in front of an audience. Give this episode a listen and learn all about what makes Charpie tick. Sponsored by the one and only TRVE Brewing Company. Rock.

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Your pal and mine, comedian Kumail Nanjiani, stopped by Adam's house to talk about life, pop culture and growing up on Picket Fences in Pakistan! Get answers to important questions like, Will Doctor Jill Brock win the mayoral race?! Will Carter learn the secret of the UFO?! Has anyone ever actually googled "Picket Fences" to come up with random plot points for a podcast episode description!? Tune in and find out!

Direct download: MDRT_Ep24_KumailNanjiani.mp3
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Well hey there, kids! Look who stopped by to say hello! It's Rory Scovel! You know Rory? He brought a fancy piano-man to Conan and yelled! He also played the principal on Those Who Can't, Adam's (and Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy's) sitcom pilot thingee. He's a Southern gentleman and he's real nice and he knows Jack White personally! Listen as these two beardos talk about life, liberty and the persuit of doing the best comedic German accent on stage.

Direct download: MDRT_Ep23_RoryScovel.mp3
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