You all can’t possibly be ready for this. There is no way you be ready for this. Sam Norton joins the boys this week to discuss really, really bad eating choices, a little ghost/alien chat, and of course some real sweet road dates. Enjoy folks.
This week, Lincoln Lodge castmember and wrestling enthusiast Ricky Gonzalez joins Dan and Kevin to discuss athleticism, tales of Furry Love, and a story about a float trip that went not according to plan.
This week, dear old friend Daniel Shar drops by the show to talk to Dan and Kevin about Kevin’s bathroom habits, Indian breads, and of course eating habits. Be sure to check out Daniel’s sketch group Phat Beethoven at Sketchfest at Stage 773, January 12th.
Ladies and gentlemen, happy holidays to you and yours. If you need a little break from family time, I propose that you listen to this delightful episode full of song. How delightful is it? So delightful I had to use a picture of Matt holding a baby for the episode, even if that baby is celebrating the wrong holiday. You know how it goes with these babies, they don’t know how to tell time.
Too much! Too much! Too much excitement today, ladies and gentlemen. What’s the source of this excitement, you ask? It can only be one thing: the long-awaited return of Joe McAdam to the podcast. Joe is one of the most enterprising and creative comics in the city, but more importantly, he’s a big ol’ goof, and we had a great time chatting with him this week. Give it a spin!
Ladies and gentlemen, what a treat. Comedian and sharp cultural critic Drew Michael joins Dan and Kevin in the studio this week. Together, the boys completely take care of The Wizard of Oz, drinking games, and so many other hot button issues. Hit that start button!
Oh boy! Dan’s old professional rapper friend Farout stopped by the studio this week to discuss why Dan and Kevin don’t do brackets anymore, how ghosts and aliens probably don’t need to be discussed much more, and Dan’s rap battle judging past. Check out Farout’s music here, and enjoy the episode folks.
Good God! The Pride of Springfield, Kenny DeForest joins Dan and Kevin in studio this week to discuss expanding consciousness, old timey racism, and “rancontours.” This one is one for the ages, folks, so you may as well start it up now. Then go love someone.
What a treat. Old time friend and soon-to-be resident of Taiwan, Marina Shifrin joins Dan and Kevin this week to discuss Kevin’s friends nicknames, Kevin’s theories about “being in love with getting married,” and other delightful topics. Please do enjoy.
Best-friend of the show Matt Riggs returns to the podcast this week to discuss reincarnation, Atlantis, a man jumping out of space, and of course, what Dan and Matt did last night while Kevin had to work. It’s always a great time when Matt comes around, and do keep an eye out for his new podcast, Important Conversations with Matt Riggs, coming soon to iTunes.
Life keeps throwing us curveballs, but no matter what comes, we will not be stopped. We may be delayed for a little bit, and we apologize for our absence. Dan has been struggling with bedbugs in the studio and Kevin’s been doing something, but now they’re back and to celebrate, they invite Joe Fernandez in to have a little chat about dick sizes, how great Joe’s life is, and many other fascinating topics. Please do give a listen, and know that we are definitely back, every week, stronger than ever.
Folks, what a treat. This week comedian and pro-wrestling scholar Marty DeRosa joins Dan and Kevin to trade poo stories, conspiracy theories, and finally someone does an impression of Dan. Enjoy it, friends.
What a delight! Up-and-coming comic and Dan’s partner at The Comedy Evening, Nate Burrows joins the boys this week to discuss The Phantom Tollbooth and Nate’s unwillingness to accept that aliens or ghosts exist. Plus, Kevin shows how little he knows about logic. Give it a spin, people.
Friend of the show, Speakeasy producer, and Your Funniest Friends intern Dan Drees returns to Friesen Point to discuss how eerily similar his and Dan’s respective religious pasts are and how great Sierra Mist’s special flavors are. Added bonus: Kevin’s in a loopy mood from taking (possibly too much) daytime cough syrup. Go ahead and press play, won’t you?
Those of you who are long time followers of the Friesen Line of Podcasts know exactly how excited you should be about this. For the rest of you, let me fill you in. Josh Beck is a dear old friend of Dan’s from Columbia, Missouri. He was the most frequent guest on Dan’s original podcast The Symposium. He currently helps run the show Dan created back in college, The As Yet Unnamed Comedy Show. This is a long way of saying that he’s an old friend, and it’s always good to hear people who have that type of relationship catch up, especially when Kevin is in a super interrupty mood. Enjoy!
Oh man. Man, oh man. This could not be more exciting. A couple of old buddies came by to visit and did we ever have a great time. Really, the only way this episode could have been better is if Kevin could have been there, but alas, he was not. Come join us, learn about our Columbia, MO roots, hear a massive announcement about Shar’s personal life, and discover what Ryan thinks about ghosts. Enjoy!
Ladies and gentlemen, what a treat. This week, one of Dan’s old friends from Columbia, MO joins Dan and Kevin on the podcast in the first installment of a three part series of episodes with guests from the Missouri scene. They boys talk a little bit about the good old days, about the various types of close encounters, and what chupacabras do with their daytime hours. Enjoy!
Folks, I can’t even begin to tell you how delightful this episode is. The long-awaited arrival of the one and only Charlie Bury brings with it some real amazing treats. First, a sexual revelation from Kevin. Second, an in-depth discussion about the “pig man.” Third, tales of mediums and the realms beyond. Fourth, Dan laughing way too much to keep a good handle on the steering wheel. Fifth, you really should have hit play already.
Oh my sweet lord, what a joy. BurbCity producer and Dan’s former co-host Timmy Brochu joins the boys this week to discuss the intersection of brawling and mani-pedis, ghostly religious apparitions, and Kevin’s inability to pronounce words. Get on pressing play already.
Oh man, oh man. Would you take a look at this? Your Funniest Friends member and Speakeasy producer Jeff Steinbrunner joins Dan and Kevin this week to discuss social egalitarianism, quality television shows, and how he hates pretty much all of Dan’s new-age type leanings. Enjoy this stuff, folks.
Oh no! Look at who they let in the front door. That’s right, it’s our old friend and Lincoln Lodge alum Eliot Rahal. I don’t want to spoil too much about this episode, except to say that it is one of my favorite things ever. Grab your open minds, and press play, folks.
I’m not sure you all are ready for this. One of the choicest comedians in Chicago, Marty DeRosa, stopped by the podcast this week to have an unbelievably uplifting chat with Dan and Kevin about fast food, pro wrestling, ghosts/aliens, and what it means to do what you need to do. Do yourself a favor and listen, then check out Marty’s webseries Creative Has Nothing For You.
Oh boy! For the last 6 moths, our dear friend Martin Morrow has been on an extended trip down to Alabama, and man, is it ever good to have him back. Martin joins Dan and Kevin to talk a little bit about spirituality, the inventiveness of the Hogan clan, and of course, loads. Enjoy!
Comedian, podcaster, and clearly the best friend of Friesen Point, Matt Riggs is back! One of out “funniest friends” (wink) stops by to talk about tear salt, Grandma Ma, and the evil of Jimmy John’s. Enjoy!
24 Skidoo! How exciting, folks. This week, accomplished comedian and possessor of an upcoming birthday Will Miles joins Dan and Kevin to discuss the paranormal, how to deal with unruly children and so much more. Enjoy.
Hoody-Hoo! The Delightful Dan Drees joined Dan and Kevin this week to have a little chat about, well, about anything but fucking. They succeed in getting the taste of last week’s show out of the mouth, and have a great time in the process. Check out Dan at Speakeasy, or taking tickets at Your Funniest Friends.
Folks, I’m not going to lie, this episode is absurdly long and absurdly dirty. Our good friend Hank Thompson came by to talk about bathroom sex, whether or not women actually masturbate and other important aspects of the lives of aspiring comics. I can’t hold it against you if you can’t make it through all this, but if you do, please forgive me.
Comedian and comic book author Mike Wiley joins Dan and Kevin on the podcast to discuss Dan’s fear of metal, being bald, and the Mike’s upcoming CD recording. Check out Mike’s website for dates and all that good stuff.
Guys, I don’t like to do this too often, but I’ve gotta break down the wall and speak to you in the first person. I have a confession. This is Dan, I’ve been writing these intros all along. I’m only revealing myself like this now because I have to tell you that this episode may be one of my favorite things ever. Kevin was in a strange mood, I was sharp, and Goodrich was an absolute delight. If you don’t listen to this one, I will really suspect you hate me. Or you hate fun.
Guys, I can’t even begin to describe what goes down on this episode. Dan and Kevin are joined by the hilarious and surprisingly frank Shane Copland to discuss the lesser spoken of differences between growing up in Canada and America, which is a topic that turns out to be way filthier than you might imagine. This one’s not to be missed.
Good golly, Miss Molly. Look who decided to join Dan and Kevin this week! It’s Comedy Saves producer and host of the American Dream open mic, Dave Mascorro. This week, we learn how Dave learned English, but more than that, we learn (even) more about Kevin’s dating life. Give it a spin!
Woo Hoo! Old friends and past guests on The Symposium Marina Shifrin and Daniel Shar swing by the studio this week to join Dan and Kevin in a rousing conversation about the differences between Chicago and New York. Plus, catch a sneak peek at Kevin’s two new podcasts Politics as Usual? and Digging Deep with Kevin Hogan. Enjoy.
I’m not sure you all are ready for this. I don’t know if you can handle the splendor that is an episode of Friesen Point with guest Bill Cruz. Bill is the host of the long-running Guttermouth Open Mic, and a tireless supporter of the comics around town, so we felt it was only right that we invite him in to talk about wet dreams and the shame of a hangover. Be sure to check out his mic at The 7/10 Lounge while you still can.
Are you ready for an hour and a half of giggling? If so, press play, because the King of Kackles Jim Zekis joined the boys this week, and things got pretty damn giggly. Join the team as they get into school days, emotional problems, and which board game is better than all the others. Enjoy your listening, and all the best to you and yours.
Ryan Walker, one of the most delightful comics in Chicago, joins Dan and Kevin this week, and oh boy are the laughs a-rollin’. A lot of fun conversation, minimal talk about Kevin’s weirdly shaped dick, and a hearty discussion about the relative merits of different potato preparations. Enjoy it, and be sure to check out Ryan’s show Comics and Villains.
Oh boy! You know what happens when Hank Thompson comes around. We end up talking a lot about life, the existence of souls, the shape of Kevin’s wang, and of course, jism. Rangy episode, folks. Give it a listen, and be sure to check out Hank’s short film Rise.
You lucky sons of bitches. I’m envious of you, because now you get to listen to Matt Riggs, Dan Friesen, and Kevin Hogan (three very white guys) talk about race and cereal. That’s enough to make any man jealous, I reckon. Start listening for the white guilt, stick around for the breakfast talk. Get in there.
What a treat! The only Chicago comic who’s even close to as cute as past guest Lane Pieschel, David Drake joins the boys today to discuss all kinds of nonsense. Ballpark hotdogs, being attractive, what it takes to run a successful open mic; these topics and more will be discussed. All you have to do is click play. Do it, jerk.
Oh, it’s almost too much to handle. Celebrated tee-shirt producer, cast member of the Lincoln Lodge, and guy who people often get Dan confused with, Derek Smith joins Dan and Kevin to discuss hurting people in your sleep, romantic films and eating things. Also, the boys finally figure out who is the best X-Men character in true Friesen Point fashion, through a bracket. Listen now.
You guys are so lucky, and you don’t even know it. Why are you so lucky? Because the one and only Mikey Manker joined Dan and Kevin on the podcast this week to finally get down to it: was Oasis’s album Be Here Now as bad as Kevin seems to think, or is it as good as Mikey claims? Also, the show is very rudely interrupted by Dan’s computer coming down with a virus. Do yourself (and Mikey) a favor and buy Mikey’s phenomenal CD “Beg, Borrow, and Steal” on iTunes.
Good golly, Miss Molly! What a treat. Noted podcaster and comedian Matt Riggs stops by to have a little chat with Dan and Kevin about grammar and how Dan is sick of the bullshit. More importantly, they finish up the 90’s Band Bracket. Did your favorite band win? Only one way to find out.
Ladies and gentlemen, what a treat! Joe McAdam (The Late Live Show, Winners and Losers Podcast, many other places) joins Dan and Kevin to discuss the classic battle of aliens versus ghosts, the intersection of slavery and pyramids, and the Successful Bands Dan Doesn’t Like region of the 90’s Bands Bracket. Check it out, now.
Oh boy, what a show! Ace Bar Mic’s Nate Burrows joins Dan and Kevin to talk about stripper/comedians, and a very brief discussion of flatulence. Then they break down the Questionable Bands Dan Doesn’t Like region of the 90’s Band Bracket. Does Dan like Sublime? (No) Does Nate like Sublime? (Yes) Check it out to see how that all plays out.
Here we go again. This week, we attempt to solve the riddle: How do you out-delightful the very delightful Choksi? We’re not entirely sure it’s possible, but if it is, there’s only one man we could call to give us a shot; the ever surprising and personable Lane Pieschel. Lane joins us for a very important chat about Cash Money Records, Dan lying to religious people, and the relative values of Muppets. Give it a listen, and be sure to check out Lane and his troupe at Your Funniest Friends.
Oh man, what a joyous maiden voyage for the new Friesen Point Podcast! The always delightful and insightful Saurin Choksi joins Dan and Kevin to break down some lists, talk about the holidays, and Choksi’s new rap career. Give it a listen, and be sure to check out Speakeasy Comedy every Monday at Stanley’s Tap.