Category Archives: Comedians

January 29

‘Two shady looking-fellas; must be comics’ – Team Us Comedy’s Vik and Tyler eat tacos

Comedians/improvisers/funny dudes Vik Pandya and Tyler Fowler of the Team Us Comedy join me for tacos at Alba’s Restaurant (1825 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622). During this Boost Mobile-sponsored episode, we talk about: Criteria for a good taco: “All tacos are the same, until they’re not.” My ability to spot Vik and Tyler from […]

December 08

‘Everybody’s butt puckers up on everything’ – Stand-up comedy talk with comedian Mike Maxwell

This week, I happily open the passenger door to comedian Mike Maxwell. We meet at Los 2 Amigos 2216 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL, which is right next door to a Boost Mobile location. I love Boost. So much so, I mention in the podcast, “If it were open right now, I’d say let’s just […]

August 06

The man who eats like a 12-year-old boy: Comedian/radio star Kevin Kellam at Seafood City

This week, it’s a trip to Seafood City Supermarket (5033 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630) with my colleague/stand-up comedian Kevin Kellam (101 WKQX). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Kevin_Kellam.mp3 Before we started the podcast, we did a walking tour of the sorts of things Seafood City sells. Need a package of blood? How about bile? Kevin was ill-prepared for what […]

July 10

Guest-a-palooza at the Taste of Chicago -or- ‘My life is a week-long burgerfest’

Car Con Carne kicked off the live events in the Taste of Chicago’s “Food for Thought” podcast pavilion this year, and a bunch of guests were there to make sure it was a ridiculously fun time. The first half of the show finds me sitting down with comedian Dave Helem, Rockit Executive Chef Amanda Downing, […]

June 13

The war on cargo shorts, the proliferation of spandex and ‘Fatty’: Actor Matt Nikkila

Don’t flick your Bic, ‘Matches’ is in the mix! Translation: Comedic actor Matt Nikkila jumps in the front seat for a trip to Weiner’s Circle, the infamous Chicago hot dog joint. Over char dogs, we discuss: *Matt’s secret radio past *The disproportionate amount of yoga pants in Lakeview *The thankless nature of “barprov” (“it’s a […]

December 23

Comedian Paul Farahvar eats burritos, discovers flight attendant party

“What goes on here? This is like a boarding school.” This week’s episode finds James and comedian Paul Faravhar sitting a few doors down from Allende, a dive-y burrito place in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. As they sit and talk about the band Rush, the art of comedy and the simple joys of a steak burrito […]

November 22

It’s a Polish sausage, my friend: Felonious Munk sits shotgun for Jim’s Original

Felonious Munk isn’t your typical stand-up comedian; he’s also a whip-smart commentator and observer of the human condition. For this episode of Car Con Carne, Munk sits shotgun for a trip to Jim’s Original in Chicago. Munk skips the Maxwell Street Polish, opting for a burger instead. As cold, wet snow starts to cover Chicago, […]