Hello everybody, it's me, Dan Potacke! In the coming week, I'm involved in no less than three shows! You should check some or all of them out.
Saturday, May 22nd - 8 PM - Majestic Theatre. Paul F Tompkins w/ Alan Talaga and Sean Moore.
Tired of booking shows around the country, acclaimed comedian Paul F Tompkins has decided to let his fans book his shows instead. After 300 fans joined a Facebook group asking Paul to come to Toronto, Tompkins booked a show there and called it one of his all-time favorite experiences. Now Paul has challenged other cities to get 300 fans together to demand a show. Madison is a city with a great comedy tradition as well as a place that loves a challenge, so Wisconsinites quickly joined formed their Tompkins Facebook group, hit the magic 300 number, and now Paul F Tompkins is coming to the Majestic!
Local comics Alan Talaga and Sean Moore will each perform short sets before Tompkins tears down the house at Majestic.
Tickets are $18 in advance $20 day of show. Tickets can be purchased online at majesticmadison.com, the Majestic box-office, or at the Majestic ticketing locations: Willy Street Co-Op and Context clothing.This show is ALL AGES.
Tickets are going quick. Buy yours now to make sure you can get in! https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSale?action=selectPerformance&cobrand=majesticmadison&performance_id=1222260
Below, a transcendant bit by Mr. Tompkins, courtesy of YouTube.
Monday, May 24th - 6:30 PM - The Frequency - The Dan Potacke Show with journalist Kristin Czubkowski and comedian Stefan Davis.
Now, my occasional associate Alan Talaga is sponsoring and putting on Paul F Tompkins show here in Madison on May 22nd. Now he's not the brightest bulb in the world, but the dumbest thing he could try to do would be to go straight from that Tompkins show to writing and producing a Potacke show less than 48 hours later. It's a good thing we are two entirely different people.
While Alan is putting on that other show, I'll be getting ready to interview journalist Kristin Czubkowski from The Capitol Times. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by new media, the ongoing Edgewater debate that won't die, and her work on a food blog.
Comedian Stefan Davis is also sure to please, he hosts a monthly stand-up show at the Argus that is quickly becoming one of the hottest comedy shows in town.
As always with my Monday Potacke Shows, there is NO COVER but you must be 21+ to attend!
Thursday, May 27th - 7:30 pm - The Project Lodge - Mary Mack's Delayed Comedy CD Release Show w/ Dan Potacke and Tim Harmston.
Folk humorist Mary Mack spends half her time convincing her Minnesotan mother it’s okay for her daughter to be a comedian and the other half touring the country in her sweet, 400 dollar Dodge Neon--affectionately referred to as “Street Heat.”
Mack started her career in Nashville, and now splits her time between Los Angeles and Minneapolis, where she recorded her live album "Either You Wake Up or you Don't" at her home club Acme Comedy Company.
Opening for Mary Mack will be Dan Potacke who will give a 15-minute multimedia presentation of hilarity. If you work Monday nights this is the perfect chance to see what you've been missing from The Dan Potacke Show.
The show starts at 7:30pm, $10/$8 w/ Student ID.
Here's a short set from the hilarious Ms. Mack.
Hi, it's me, Dan P! It's almost time for the next Dan Potacke Show! This time, I'm welcoming Rick Tvedt from the Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAs). He'll be talking about the different charities that the MAMAs contribute to. I'll also ask him what the chances that my upcoming country/prog-rock album "Seasons of Potacke" will sweep next year's awards.
We will also have stand-up comedy courtesy of Mr. David Leon. He sold me a high-quality bagel, that's why he is performing.
Hi, Dan Potacke here! Last month, I got some people together and we decided to record a Dan Potacke Show... in a studio! I decided to get some of my favorite folks from around Madison to come together and record in a space where the video/audio quality didn't look great.
In this special in-studio edition, I interview Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan of Blame Society Productions and we get a musical performance from Mark Kump. Also, I interview a local author who writes entirely in the genre of erotic fan-fiction and I also have a chat with the guy who records all the announcements you hear on the bus. Plus a wizard stops by!
Or download it as a podcast:
Dan Potacke Show - In-Studio Special! 42:22-446 MB
If you want to skip to a particular part, here's the time line for the episode.
0:00-Intro/Tips for Improving Madison
4:45- Dan Eats Popsicles
8:30- Interactive Historian
12:00- Carbon Neutral With Bob Advertisement
14:00- Bus Announcer Interview
18:20- Suffering Kitchen Advertisement
21:10- Blame Society Interview
31:05- Erotic Fan-Fiction Author Interview
35:20- Dan Potacke Show “Highlight Reel”
36:50- Mark Kump Musical Performance
Special Thanks to WYOU, this is their wonderful studio and we did this as part of their Spring Pledge Drive. If you want to contribute, or if you want to make your own in-studio programs, head over to http://www.wyou.org. Thanks for Eric Allin for running the studio equipment and Adam Waldron for manning the lead camera!
April showers bring MORE DAN POTACKE SHOWS!!!
Join me, Dan Potacke, on Monday, April 5th as I interview JOEL SHANAHAN. You might know him from the band Butt Funnel, or the band Suicide TXT, or the 80 billion other bands he is in. When Joel isn't playing in a show, he's reviewing it as a member of the exciting world of freelance journalism. I'll ask him about all of these things, then I'll run out of questions and we will sit there awkwardly staring at one another.
Also, we'll have comedian Marcos Lara. The only thing bigger than his hair are the laughs generated by his jokes!
Dan Potacke Show - March 22nd w/ Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor and comedian Mike Schmidt!March 15th, 2010
Hi, everybody! Dan Potacke here!
I've got another show coming up! This time, I welcome Annie Laurie Gaylor, the Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and feminist scholar. Annie has spoken in front of academic and social conferences around the world and, for some reason, she's actually agreed to be on this show! Why? I have no idea! But she's a nice lady and I'm glad she's coming.
Note to self: become an expert of both religious and women's studies by next week so I don't ask horribly inadequate questions. Guess I better crack open those books!
Also, we will have the fabulous comedian Mike Schmidt! One time he helped me get some ketchup out of a bottle when I couldn't get any to come out to put on my fries. So feel free to bring any troublesome ketchup bottles, he'll help you out!