About the show:
The Dan Potacke Show is the most electrifying live talk show ever seen on a Monday afternoon in Madison. Every other Monday at the Frequency, host Dan Potacke performs onstage comedy and interviews with people from all around Madison.
If the show goes well, you'll laugh. If the show goes poorly, you'll get to watch Dan Potacke cry on stage, which will probably also make you laugh. And the show is free, what do you have to lose?
The Dan Potacke Show, it's an excuse to drink on a Monday.
About the host:
Dan Potacke is a lifelong Madison resident, a renaissance man when it comes to starting businesses and a frequent defendant at the Dane County Courthouse due to the litigations resulting from his inability to run the aforementioned businesses. Potacke's family includes his mother, who works a Wal-Mart greeter, as well as his ex-wife and dog. Dan Potacke currently has visitation rights with his dog, Dog Poochtacke, who lives with the repo men who took him when Potacke couldn't pay his bills.
"I didn't know you could foreclose on a dog," says Potacke.
Dan Potacke believes his new job, hosting a talk show, will come naturally to him.
"I was thinking about doing some sort of show for awhile but it's always been complicated by the fact that I don't have any talents in the performing arts. But then I realized that I've been talking at least once a day since I was 2. It's been a live-long hobby for me! I don't know why I hadn't thought of doing it professionally years ago," says Potacke with a grin.
About Alan Talaga:
Alan Talaga has been performing comedy since 2006 but he's only been funny since mid-2008, at best. His comedy can be unpredictable, switching topics from poop jokes to politics to pop culture at the drop of a hat, all while keeping the audience laughing. Alan has opened for comedians including Paul F Tompkins, Michael Ian Black & Doug Benson and has appeared on national cable channel G4. With Jon Lyons, Alan co-writes Off the Square, a weekly political cartoon for the alternative weekly newspaper Isthmus.
Press for The Dan Potacke Show & Alan Talaga:
Love at First Mic - Isthmus, 10/18/12.
Dan Potacke celebrates two years of fantasticness The Daily Cardinal, 2/17/11.
Follow Friday with stand-up comic Alan Talaga: @danpotacke - thedailypage.com, 9/17/10.
The Dan Potacke Show - WTDY's Sly in the Morning, 2/22/10.
Madison makes 'em laugh - Isthmus, 10/16/09.
Dan Potacke ready to put Mayor Dave to the comedy test - Wisconsin State Journal / 77 Square, 5/17/09.
DaneTube: Introducing the Dan Potacke Show - Dane101, 2/10/09.