The Joseph Coker Podcast

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Mar 13, 2017

@vincefabra is one of the funniest and most likable dudes in the Charleston Comedy scene.  His new podcast You Almost Had It is now on iTunes and covers he and his co-host Luke Smitherman take on new hobbies like sewing, stand up comedy, and more.  

Check out Vince's podcast You Almost Had It for free in iTunes


Joseph Coker is a comic and podcaster based out of Charleston, SC.  




Feb 28, 2017

 @WZackKennedy is one of the funniest comics in the state and has toured all over the south east.  He was in Charleston for a show we did together and we managed to squeeze a podcast in while driving around in my car.  Follow Zack on Twitter!



Joseph Coker is a comic and musician based in Charleston, SC.


a note from Joseph: Thank you to everyone who voted for me in the City Paper's Best Of for my podcast and comedy.  Love all of you. If you want to do me a solid, follow me on instagram!


Feb 22, 2017

This interview is brought to you by and part of The Charleston City Paper's Unlikely Encounters.  Special thanks to Kelly Rae Smith for helping make this happen.


Thom Gimbel is a multi-instrumentalist and has toured with the likes of Aerosmith and currently with Foreigner.  We talk about growing up playing the flute, what its like playing in iconic bands, and debate who is the sexiest member of Foreigner's current roster. For tickets to Foreigner's Charleston performance, click here


A note from Joseph:

I have a lot of friends who listen to this show and I'm so grateful for all the love I get from you guys.  If you could do me a favor, vote for me in the City Paper's Best Of.  I'm nominated for best local podcast and best local comedian.  Voting is easy and doesn't require sign up or purchase or any other bullshit.  Thanks and hugs.  


Jan 24, 2017

John Barnhardt is an Emmy award winning videographer.  He just returned from his 15th trip to Africa working on two separate documentaries.  We talk about art, religion, and his taco addiction.  Check out more of John's work here


Joseph Coker is a comedian based in Charleston, SC.  

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Jan 17, 2017

Justin Osborne is a Charleston based singer/songwriter and the frontman of his band Susto, which is the arguably the most influential band in Charleston now and one the most widely followed in the Southeast.  Justin and I talk about our Jesus youths, acid, the myth of overnight success, and songwriting.  Susto's second album "& I'm Fine Today" is out on iTunes



Joseph Coker is a comic and musician based in Charleston, SC



Jan 10, 2017

Ida Nielsen is a Danish bassist that has conquered the world with her instrument.  The former bass player for Prince, she has had a fascinating journey from her humble beginning with the instrument at 16 to the biggest stages in the world.  We talk about her journey as a musician, Danish culture in relation to music, coffee, Prince, and her latest release Turnitup (available in iTunes, Spotify etc..)



Joseph Coker is a comic, podcaster and musician based in Charleston, South Carolina.




Dec 24, 2016

David Rowe is the author of The Proverbs Of Middle Earth a unique look at the proverbs found in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.  David and I talked about everything from his start in writing while living in Scotland to comedy and everything inbetween.  

Check out his book on Amazon!


Do you like this podcast?  Want to do me a solid?  I'm in the running for Best local comic and best local podcast.  Vote for Joseph Coker and The Joseph Coker Podcast, ya dig?  Go here


Nov 22, 2016

Vince Fabra hit me up about interviewing me for my recent music EP and I was relieved that I get to blab about myself and this project.  But seriously, if you ever wanted to hear my thoughts on being an artist, hustling, relationships or more.  

Check out my EP After The Volcano (available everywhere music is sold)

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Vince Fabra is one of the funniest comics in town as well as a traveling speaker.  He recently won the semi finals in the Charleston Stand Up Competiton and will be competing in the finals December 3rd. Get tickets for that here

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Nov 8, 2016

Brandon Scott Wolf is a Brooklyn based comic who has the likes of Saturday Night Live and was a staff writer for NBC's Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris.  We talk about the gift and the hustle of being an artist and his journey with both.  


ALSO!  Brandon is going to be performing in Charleston this week as part of the Dank Stop comedy tour with one of my other favorites, Derek Humphrey and many other funny people.  I will be hosting this show and its going to kick ass. GET TICKETS HERE


Follow Brandon on Twitter

check out his website for more on Brandon


about Joseph Coker: I'm a comic and musician based in Charleston, SC.  I just released my first music EP in five years.  Take a listen and show it some love

Nov 6, 2016

A note from Joseph:  Any fan of my podcast or comedy knows that I come from a very religious background.  Part of that was experiences with people teaching and conducting reparative therapy a.k.a "pray the gay away" type ministry.  

Michael Bussee: The largest "ex-gay" ministry in the states at one time was called Exodus International and was founded by Michael Bussee as a way to minister to Christians struggling with same sex attraction.  After many years of internal struggle, he came out to his family, married the love of his life Gary, and quit the ministry.  Now he runs support groups for the LGBT community effectively repairing the damage experienced by people in reparative therapy.  


For more information on Michael Busee or to reach out and join a support group, find him on Facebook


Follow Joseph on Facebook Or check out my new EP After The Volcano on Bandcamp

Oct 25, 2016

Personal note from Joseph:

when I first started this, it was a music podcast and it kind of sucked.  I started interviewing people because it was less self indulgent and more fun.  Over the inerviews, I've met musicians, comedians, cage fighters, ex girlfriends, my mom, all kinds of artists and weirdos and hustlers.  I've always been attracted to people's stories and a fan of pulling the best out of people.  When I first started, I told myself I wouldn't judge the value of this until I hit 100.  Now that I'm here, I can say its one of the better decisions I have stuck to in the last 4 years.  Thank you to everyone who has played a role in this.  I hope to keep growing this more and more.  

Enough mushy shit, if you haven't subscribed in iTunes, you're an asshole.  Get on it.



Episode 100 Live from Jailbreak

I got to record my 100th episode live and at the Charleston Arts Festival finale a.k.a. Jailbreak joined by 3 of my favorite comedians. Shawna Jarrett, Hagan Chase Ragland, and Jon Antoine .  This is my first live podcast and it was an interesting experience, but as always, it just turned into us talking shit and making fun of each other.  Enjoy!


Oct 8, 2016

So excited about this episode!  My whole life, I've had an inexplicable fascination and nostalgia for abandoned buildings but never been brave enough to explore them.  With his project Abandoned America, Matthew Christopher has done just that on a grand and beautiful scale.  He has documented the ruins of America through abadoned properties.  Factories, asylums, theaters, he is fearless in his pursuit of a new look at an old thing.  This isn't ghost hunting, and it isn't blight porn, this is a story told through forgotten spaces.  

Matthew's new book, "Abandoned America, Dismantling The Dream" is a his second work of photography.  Learn more about it here:


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Sep 19, 2016

Charleston based creative Hunter Gardner and I both came to comedy from intense religious backgrounds.  His one man show "Drinking With Jesus" is a snap shot of a moment in time when he moved to Charleston to try and convert a friend to Christianity.  We recorded this live in Kudu.  


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Sep 12, 2016

Michael Clayton is one of my favorite comic friends and Derek Humphrey is his, so vicariously Derek is now my best friend too.  Besides having all that going for him, Derek is one of the up and coming voices in the highly competitive and fascinating world of stand up comedy in New York.  We talked about everything in this episode, an absolute marathon of a podcast that we recored live from a roof top bar in Brooklyn.  


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Sep 12, 2016

Michael Clayton is one of my favorite comic friends and Derek Humphrey is his, so vicariously Derek is now my best friend too.  Besides having all that going for him, Derek is one of the up and coming voices in the highly competitive and fascinating world of stand up comedy in New York.  We talked about everything in this episode, an absolute marathon of a podcast that we recored live from a roof top bar in Brooklyn.  


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Aug 13, 2016

Michael Clayton is moving to New York to do stand up, and I'm gonna miss him.  He is one of favorite people to watch perform because he is always being himself and always swinging for the fences comedically.  We talk about mental health, being funny, and what Michael is afraid of.  Good luck bud, see you up there soon.  


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Aug 9, 2016

This is probably one of the more business minded/get your sh*$ together podcasts I've done in a while and it was a total blast!

 Isaac Morehouse is the founder and CEO of Praxis, a company that provides intensive internships at start ups for young people looking for something different than college.  After hearing my buddy and comedy all star Jeremy McLellan quote him ad nauseam, I decided to see what all the fuss was about.  Now I plan on quoting him ad nauseam.  :) 

Check out Ian's podcast

Check out Praxis


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Jul 11, 2016

This is one of the funniest podcasts I've done in a while.  I opened for these guys on their tour stop in Charleston and I laughed from start to finish.  We talk about comedy, lesbianism, and addiction.  

Ethan Moore is a stand up comic and radio personality based out of Florida.  He has opened up for the likes of Hannibal Buress and is one of the hosts of the Sex on Kava podcast.  


Dr. Anna Lepeley PhD, Nutrition & Exercise Educator. Author of 'Stop It: 18 habits that hinder your libido and make you fat' (buy it on Amazon) and is currently on tour together with Ethan as the other half of Butch and Femme.  


Joseph Coker is the host is a comic based out of Charleston, SC and the host of the Joseph Coker Podcast.  He has opened for the headwriter of Tosh.0 and is currently producing a mixtape together with Shawna Jarrett featuring the best comedians in Charleston. If you want to support this podcast financially, get more info here.  


Jun 13, 2016

Melissa Moore is the executive director of We Are Family, a Charleston based charity that connects with and empowers LGBT youth through their ongoing programs and services.  We drink strong coffee, talk about what its like for kids growing up LGBT in the south, and Melissa shares about the much needed facility she is working on bringing to North Charleston in the future.  I've meant to have Melissa on for a while now, and it was strange chance that we finally got around to it yesterday.  







Jun 6, 2016

Fauxcountry News is a Charleston focused satirical news site that has exploded in popularity lately.  I finally got to sit down with the anonymous man behind these fake headlines and talk about how the idea for this got started, comedy, and our city.  Thanks so much Fauxcountry News!  Keep them coming!  


This stuff is for real funny, check out their Facebook.


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Jun 1, 2016

This was a fun interview I did on Mother's Day with my biggest fan, my mama Billie Bradfield.  Its interesting to have an adult conversation with one's parent.  We talk about her upbringing in the middle of nowhere Alabama, meeting my dad, the loss of my siblings, and what has inspires her.  I had so much fun with this.  :)




May 7, 2016

We get some great touring comics in Charleston, many from the shows that Neil Bansil puts on with his show MRSOE.  Rob Haze is one of my favorites.  His comedy is silly and natural and hilarious.  I was so happy to catch a glimpse of what its like just screwing around with these guys.  


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May 6, 2016

The Hawaiian shirt prince of downtown, the homiest of homey's my good buddy and local comedian Hagan Chase Ragland finally hops back on the podcast.  Hilarity ensues.  Find him on Facebook and be his friend.  


Apr 28, 2016

Deshawn Mason (finally) stops by to hang out and talk about doing stand up comedy at kids birthday parties, improv, and our mutual love of magic tricks.  

Friend him on Facebook and don't tell him how you know him


Apr 26, 2016

Last week, a lovable personality was taken from our community here in Charleston.  I never knew him personally, but the loss of Eric Brantley has left a bruise on the hearts of so many people I love.  Eric was many things, but music was one of his passions.  In his honor, I am posting an EP he put out back in 2004 with his band Telegram in its entirety

1. Total Electricity 2. Cold War Lamp 3. Magic 4. Halo 5. Three With One Match

.  If you haven't already, please consider donating to his memorial fund to cover burial costs and to support his family.  

Donate to the Eric Brantley fund here


If you have any information about the two suspects in this crime, please contact the authorities.  Lets close this chapter friends.  



Love to all of you

Apr 19, 2016

I'm so glad to have these guys back, they are two of my favorite people to talk to in Charleston.  Henry and Maari are the power couple of Charleston comedy and the brains behind the monthly sketch comedy showcase RIP City.  Their humor is light hearted and hilarious and they are always buzzing with ideas.  I got to talk to them about their relationship, their own individual journeys with comedy, and the process of being a creative type.  

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Maari Suorsa 

Henry Riggs


If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting what we do with a micro doncation of 1-3 bucks on our Patreon site.  We will love you forever, or until the kids move out.  


Apr 17, 2016

Ugh, I've done 86 episodes and have never screwed up the audio..until now!  Sorry for the pickup, here is my interview my home girl Carrie Adams


Carrie Adams is an author and comedian based out of Greenville, SC.  In 2015, she wrote a Young Adult novel called Ruthless that would go on to be picked up by Simon and Schuster.  This year, Ruthless is in talks to hit the big screen and her 2nd novel, Book of Ezra is nearing completion.  Carrie and I talk about pushing through the hard parts of the creative life, laugh a lot, and tell stories.  Enjoy!


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Hey friends, if you want to support this show with a micro donation of $1-3 bucks, i would be so happy!  Check out my patreon account for more info.  

Apr 7, 2016

Carrie Adams is an author and comedian based out of Greenville, SC.  In 2015, she wrote a Young Adult novel called Ruthless that would go on to be picked up by Simon and Schuster.  This year, Ruthless is in talks to hit the big screen and her 2nd novel, Book of Ezra is nearing completion.  Carrie and I talk about pushing through the hard parts of the creative life, laugh a lot, and tell stories.  Enjoy!


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Hey friends, if you want to support this show with a micro donation of $1-3 bucks, i would be so happy!  Check out my patreon account for more info.  

Mar 31, 2016

Brooke Campbell is the best singer/songwriter you've never heard of.  She is an immaculate and warm singer with emotionally complex songs.  After a several year stint in NYC and many albums, she is back in Charleston starting a new chapter and making music.  Blow her shit up



Thank you so much for all the love for the podcast everyone!  If you'd like to support this podcast, please check out my Patreon account!  




Mar 24, 2016

Holy hell, this was a blast of a marathon podcast with my buddy, Jessica Mickey (@JessicaMickey on Twitter).  Jessica is one of the best known improvisers and comics in Charleston SC and one of the writers for Metronome.  

This interview is comprised of two sections.

The first 30 minutes of this episode is what is released on Ohm radio in Charleston, SC on Thursdays at 9:00.  Tune in at 96.3

The second half is our unscencored post interview where we had a blast.  


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Mar 17, 2016

Jeremy McLellan is a comedian and political humorist based out of Charleston, SC.  He has won the Charleston's Funniest Stand Up competition 2 years in a row and recently was invited to open for Pussy Riot.  Jeremy and I talk about his recent exploits and the explosion of his Facebook comedy page which boasts over 40k likes and a very vigorous level of interaction from his fans and critics alike. Check it out for yourself!



Joseph Coker is a comedian and musician based in Charleston, SC.  Keep up with him on Facebook or don't.. I mean..he's not gonna beg you..

Mar 10, 2016

John Barnhardt is a national emmy award winning cinematographer based in my own neighborhood in Park Circle.  He's the dude that always has the coolest "what were you up to last week" type story.  John and I have been meaning to catch up for weeks and I'm finally glad to have him sit down with me!

Joseph Coker is a comedian and musician based in Charleston, SC.  

**BIG NEWS!  My podcast is now on the radio!  Ok, its local radio, but I'm still excited!  If you haven't heard of OHM radio and their mission, you should read up on them here


If you want to show some love for what we do, please subscribe to the podcast, that helps me out so much or share it with a friend!

Jan 25, 2016

Happy belated New Year everyone!  This is one of the best comedy shows we've ever done at my house.  Its so fun to get everyone under one roof, hope to see you all at the next one!

Best parts of the show for me: Hagan roasting Michael, Peter Schwartz on entertaining snacks, Joe Baswell picks up objects from my house, John Antoine just in general 

Special thanks to Michael Clayton for organizing everything.  

 **me hosting

0:00 my trip to Denmark

 3:00 Rose Petal

 4:10 fucking up people's names

4:45 Neil Bansil

11:12 questioning Neil's Fit Bit motivation

12:00 Hagan Chase Ragland

19:42 Hagan's tombstone

20:40 Britt Spruill

28:20 feet fetish 

28:30 Michael Clayton

37:30 Curt Mariah

45:45 salty pussy

46:30 Shawna Jarrett

54:38 Andy Rider

58:30 people are stupid

59:00 Mike Montiel

1:03:52 I love Mike Montiel's voice

1:04:17 Peter Schwartz

1:09:18 Peter turns down sex

1:09:52 Joe Baswell

1:15:30 Joe Baswell Carrot Topped my house, we talk more shit about Neil's fit bit

1:16:50 Jon Antoine

1:20:50 Jon Antoine makes Michael Clayton's joke real

1:21:25 Genesis Gonzalez

1:28:00 Genesis triggered a memory for me






Dec 28, 2015

Columbia comedy transplant and my homegirl Genesis Gonzalez joins the podcast so we can talk about chaotic people, funny friends, and her new book that she is working on.  She even lets me bitch about things in my life, good time had by most (me). 

Follow her on Twitter! @ggenesis87

Dec 26, 2015

I had to make a demo episode for OHM radio and who better to share the cuss word free experience then my buddy and fellow comedian Andy Rider.  We talk about the recent comedy competition in Charleston and go all over the place.  

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Nov 24, 2015

Vince Fabra is a comic and public speaker based in Charleston, SC.  He is one of the mainstays of our scene and my favorite roast host of all time.  When he isn't doing comedy, he is touring the country speaking at colleges and working with Greek life..I'm pretty sure thats how you say it..we go in to my non fraternity life story on the show.  Give it a listen!  

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Nov 20, 2015

Chad May is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt and one of the best lightweight fighters in our amateur cage fighting scene.  But that didn't stop us from talking for ten minutes straight about rap music.  Eventually, we got around to fighting though.   Last summer, he was dealt his first loss in a split decision 5 round title fight in the Conflict Promotions Cage in Charleston, SC.  We go into his background, his motivation, and his next fight in a heavier weight class.  

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Nov 17, 2015

My podcast is 1 year old! Thank you for all your love and support! Here is the live audio from the podcast birthday show, I love you guys so much. Which is exactly what drunk Joseph said over and over and over that night. Sorry about that..


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So many big things planned, so much going on, don't miss it!  


Intro by Neil Bansil

1:45 me hosting 

 3:00 David Lee Nelson

9:15 shit talk part 1

9:53 Lain Healy

16:40 Lain is black ambassador and sad childhood stories

18:40 Apples

26:00 Apples is a prepper and comedians think they used to be jesters

28:00 Jessica Mickey

37:00 cold stone creamery

38:10 Michael Clayton

45:00 special guest Bret Green! Ft. Bill Davis

“I should have slapped you”

51:20 Hagan Chase Ragland

1:01:40 Andy Rider

1:10:00 Jeremy McLellan

1:18:30 Rossi Brown

1:27:00 rebuttal to Rossi and me being drunkenly sweet.

Nov 5, 2015

The Box is a well known voice on the radio airwaves of Charleston, South Carolina.  We talk about his origins in radio, the changing fortunes of the radio industry, and living in our fair city.  After meeting him, I will have to curtail my blanket statement shit talking about radio DJs...a little bit :)

Follow him on Twitter! @boxradioshow




I need your help to make this podcast awesome.  Please consider making a contribution to help me upgrade my studio set up.  This podcast is bigger than me, and I want to make something amazing to share with you guys every time and not be hampered by technology. Read more on what the fuck I'm talking about here.  

Nov 3, 2015

Charleston based comedy starlet Jeremy McLellan tied the knot a few weeks ago.  We had a rather deep but still funny talk on the nature of love, commitment, and standup (of course).  Love this guy  


Come check out Jeremy and a bunch of my other friends this friday at my podcast's one year birthday party stand up show.  What the fuck does that mean you ask? Click here for tickets and more info:



Want to help me make my show even better?  I'm raising money for a new and Pro quality mic setup.  Read more about it here.

Nov 2, 2015

My buddy Joe is one of my favorite comics to run into at shows.  He and I talk all things comedy, moving to Charleston, and what its like to tell people that you used to rap.  Follow him on Twitter and talk some shit to him!  @imnotjoebaswell



Buy tickets to my upcoming show!  November 6th at 9:00 p.m. at The Sparrow



Want to support this show?  Help me upgrade my mic set up and I will give away my current mics to one person for free. READ MORE HERE

Oct 20, 2015

So a bunch of my comedian buddies and other friends did a comedy show at my house.  This was one of the most fun times I've ever had doing comedy and I will announce it next time we plan on doing another one.  Thank you to everyone that came out, love you guys!  


Don't forget!  My podcast birthday show is going down in North Charleston, SC on Nov. 6th.  Comedy show, dj dance party, and mother fucking ice cream cake!  $8 a ticket (free for comedians) each ticket comes with a PBR and ice cream cake (totally serious).  

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0:00 intro

3:45 DeShawn Mason

10:30 Andy Rider

17:50 Michael Clayton

25:15 Lain Healy

33:40 John Antoine makes fun of my rug 

34:35 Peter Schwartz

41:50 Lavinia Rizvi

48:50 Mike Brocki

57:00 Jon Antoine

1:03 Joe Baswell

1:12:35 Rossi Brown 

1:20:32 we discover as a group that Jon went to a racist high school

1:22:40 Genesis Gonzalez

1:30:30 Hagan Chase Ragland




Oct 1, 2015

Amber Grace Joyner is one of the most beloved and prominent musicians in the Charleston music scene.  What most people don't realize is that she is the daughter of famous Christian pastor and author Rick Joyner of Morning Star Ministries in North Carolina.  We talk about her music, growing up Christian, making your own choices,  and the life of being a musician.  


Check her music out here!

Sep 25, 2015

Comedian and buddy Taylor Rizzo and I got one last pint in before he moves to L.A. for comedy.  This is one of the most emotional and interesting interviews I've had in a while.

Sep 9, 2015

An Irish Comic, a Florida comic and blogger, and Mike Brocki hanging out and laugh at each other.  


Sean Finnerty is an Irish comic currently based out of Florida.  He is in the process of working as a host for a show that will debut on Netflix in 2016.  Follow him on Twitter


Adam Avitable is a stand up comic and blogger and the author of Interviews With Dead Celebrities.  When he isn't touring for comedy, he writes for his blog tht receives millions of hits per year.  Follow him on Twitter

Mike Brocki is a comic based in Charleston, SC.  Last weekend, he performed at the Charleston Music Hall for the Most RACES Show On Earth.  Follow him on Twitter!

Sep 4, 2015

Mike Brocki and I went H.A.M. on this podcast, almost two hours worth of conversation and personal attacks.  It was really fun!  Longest podcast I've done in a while.  I think the nighttime episodes are pretty interesting.  

Mike is one of the strongest standups in our comedy scene.  In 2014, he won the South Carolina's funniest stand up competition and placed 3rd in the Charleston Comedy Competition.  He tours regularly in the south east and will be opening Saturday Night at the Charleston Music Hall.  Go To this show!  Its going to kick ass!  Click on the link for tickets.  


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Sep 3, 2015

Rats Mouth is a self described awk rock trio hailing from Florida.  They just released their first album, The Big Surprise on band camp, check it out here! I sat down with A.J., Charlotte, and Spencer to talk about their music, hear some live songs, and do my best to make them uncomfortable with my persistent periscoping.  

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Aug 31, 2015

Taylor Rizzo has opened up for Doug Benson, performed on the Kill Tony podcast, and smoked two joints before he smoked two joints.  He is currently working on a project that is a compilation of his journey from his first open mic to where he is now.  


Taylor is moving to L.A. to do comedy and fold t-shirts.  He will be dearly missed in our scene, follow him on twitter and say something nice!



Aug 30, 2015

It was four in the morning, we were drunk, and we decided to make a podcast! haha.  I apologize for the shoddy audio, but this was too funny not to share.  




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Aug 29, 2015

As promised, here is some hilarious stand up from Tim Hoeckel.  He even shits on a folly beach heckler.  This is perfection.  Enjoy!  Thanks again Tim!

Aug 27, 2015

Tim Hoeckel is a comedian and improviser based in Charleston, SC.  He has performed at every major show in the city and is considered by many fellow comedians to be the funniest guy in the city.  Loud, high energy, and unique.  Follow him on SoundCloud here (I will be posting some live sets in a separate podcast)


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Aug 25, 2015

Samantha Church is a singer/songwriter with heavy involvement in the busking community.  She is best known for her banjo playing and authoritative but enchanting singing style and songs.  She is currently preparing to move into a van to tour the country.  Please consider contributing to her project here 




Special Thanks to our sponsors Send a black belt to your friends as an ironic gift!  They'll love it!  

Aug 24, 2015

My buddy Lain finaly comes on the show!

Lain Healey is a visual artist and standup comedian based in Charleston, SC.  He has performed everywhere in Charleston as well as opening on national tours.  His artwork is regularly featured in art events in Charleston such as Kulture Klash.  Purchase his art here 

Or follow him on Twitter here

Aug 21, 2015

Andy Coon is a documentary film maker and the creator of Talent Freaks, an award winning web series about local artists.  He joins us to talk about the season 2 premiere of Talent Freaks that debuted last Friday at the Charleston Music Hall.  Learn more about Andy and his work


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Aug 5, 2015

Patch Whisky is a visual artist and muralist working out of Charleston, SC.  He is best known for his large murals of colorful monsters and fanciful scenes.  He is a featured artist on Talent Freaks premiering August 14th at the Charleston Music Hall and he has a showing on the same day in NYC at Low Brow Artique.  Discover more of his work here:  or follow him on twitter


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Aug 4, 2015

Nathan Durfee is a visual artist based in Charleston, SC.  His work is being featured in Andy Coon's web series Talent Freaks.  You can see the his episode at the Talent Freaks premiere at the Charleston Music Hall August 14th at 6:30.

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Thank you to for supporting this podcast!  Promote your friends to black belt in anything at their website.  

Jul 24, 2015

This is an impromptu podcast I did with my good buddies Michael Clayton and Taylor Rizzo.  We did this about a month ago while we were all at brunch at Early Bird diner in Charleston, SC.  We recorded this on my phone so sorry for the audio being lesser quality.

Jul 18, 2015

Joseph Dubay is a singer/songwriter based in Charleston, SC.  He is performing at the first annual Oasis Music Festival in Hanahan SC.  He stops in to talk about music, summer camp, and play some songs!



Jul 14, 2015

Last night at our local open mic there was some drama, Apples and I want to clear the air.  Hugs to all you guys!  


Jul 8, 2015

Derek Humphrey is a comedian based in Brooklyn, New York.  He has a monthly show every 3rd Tuesday at QED where he hosts Headliner's Ball.  You can see him doing performing all over New York and on tour this fall.  Follow him on Twitter @derek_humphrey



May 20, 2015

Subscribe to my podcast! Dusty Slay is a nationally touring comedian currently based out Nashville, Tennessee.  In addition to being a full time nationally touring comic, he has worked with the likes of John Reep, Moshe Kasher, and Josh Blue among many others.  

Check him out on Twitter! @dustyslay


Joseph Coker is the other guy talking.  You can follow him on Twitter @JosephCoker



May 1, 2015

Neil Bansil and I got stuck in traffic on the way to see Kevin Hart, so we decided to pass the time with a little podcasting.  Neil is a comedian and the producer of the Most Races Show on Earth that brings headlining comedians to Charleston, SC on a monthly basis.  SUBSCRIBE GOD DAMMIT 


check out his show on Facebook Most Races Show On Earth

I'm on Twitter and I need you to follow me so I can feel special.  @JosephCoker

Apr 19, 2015

SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE Mannie Schumpert is a former Christian musician turned web developer.  We talk about being non-religious in the south, the process of transitioning into a dream job, music, etc.. this is a fun one!

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Apr 12, 2015

SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST FOR FREE Greg Shore is a running coach, church guy, and community volunteer based in Charleston, South Carolina.  Learn more about his coaching at or follow him @gregontherun on Twitter!


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Apr 9, 2015


SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST  Some of the funniest comedians in Charleston and Michael Clayton gather for the roast to end all roast (part 2).  This is episode is where the roast ends, just like the porch is where Michael Clayton's jogs end after he steps outside.  We love you buddy :)


Peter Schwartz 0:05

Moey Conway 7:00

Michael's Mom!!! 17:30

Stan Shelby 26:40

Joseph Coker (thats me bitches) 35:40

Hagan Chase Ragland 44:25

Taylor Rizzo 58:10

Ryan Firster 1:09:10

Bill Davis 1:18:00

Jeremy McLellan 1:25:55

Michael fucking Clayton himself!!! 1:34:45

Apr 9, 2015

SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST Some of the best comedians in Charleston and Michael Clayton gather for the roast to end all roasts.  This episode is spread over two episodes, much like Michael Clayton spreads himself over two bus seats.  We love you Michael :)

Vince Fabra- roast master

Mike Brocki 6:40

Rossi Brown 17:00

Lain Healey 25:05

Deshawn Mason 35:10


part 2 in the next episode!

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Apr 4, 2015

SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE IN iTUNES HERE I was a guest on my buddy Eric Ellison's show War of the Words!  Eric normally covers the regional MMA scene but conversations end up ranging all over the map, especially on Cerebral Sundays.  In this interview, we talked about religion, comedy and music, and the grind.  Our conversation ended abruptly because we went over time, but we plan on doing a part 2 on my show.  

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Mar 29, 2015

SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Maari Suorsa and Henry Riggs are two comedians currently based out of Charleston and the creative forces behind their two person show Nameless Numberhead.  With backgrounds in a host of different comedic styles, they are excited about mixing it up and entertaining people.  

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@MaariSuorsa    @crazydailygravy


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Mar 23, 2015

SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST HERE Regina Ferguson is a singer/songwriter currently based in Charleston, SC.  She has toured and performed internationally and her singing has an effortless tone comparable to greats like Bonnie Raitt.  She is slated to perform in Charleston, SC at Yoga Pop this week.  Learn more about Regina on Facebook


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Mar 18, 2015


Tyler Boone is a singer/songwriter based in Charleston, SC.  His has performed on television, opened for acts such as the Avett Brothers, and his music has been featured on national radio stations.  Learn more: and follow him on Twitter @TylerBooner


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Mar 17, 2015

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Two bands, one podcast, two mics....that explains some of the sound issues (my bad everybody!  We did our best sharing).  

Mylo Ranger and Cult Love are two Florida based musical outfits.  They both have new albums out that you can should fall in love with if you aren't a psychopath.  

Find out more about Mylo Ranger

Find out more about Cult Love


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Mar 16, 2015

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Mike Brocki is a comedian and winner of the Carolina's Funniest Comic Competition as well as a finalist in the Charleston Stand Up Comedy Competition.  Follow him on Twitter, if you do, he said he would blow me.  So do it and tell him you did it because of me.  Mike Brocki on Twitter 


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Mar 1, 2015


Kelly Rae Smith is the Music Editor for the City Paper.  She is constantly seeking out and interacting with the most exciting musical acts coming in and out of Charleston.  When she isn't writing for the paper, she is running her online vintage clothing shop. Run Around Sue 

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Joseph Coker is a musician and rookie comedian that talks too much.  You likey?  

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Feb 10, 2015

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Michael Clayton is a comic based in Charleston, SC.  His charmingly irreverent and honest comedy style continues to get him laughs and fans at local and out of town shows.  He is moving to NYC soon to take on comedy full time, but you can see him regularly in Charleston Tuesdays downtown at Joe Pasta.  

Follow him on Twitter!!!  @ClaytonComedy


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Feb 8, 2015


Hunter Gardner is a life-long writer, a company member at Theatre 99 in Charleston, and the co-star of the web series Sheppic Fail.  His debut novel SCHOOL was published by Biting Duck Press last year.  Follow him on twitter @Hunngardnah or follow him on line at


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Feb 5, 2015


Jerry Farber is an Atlanta comedy legend.  At 73 years old, he is still a touring comedian and musician.  His club, Jerry Farber's Sidedoor, is regularly sold out for regional and nationally touring comedians.  With a life time of experience, he puts much of his energy into developing young talent.  Find out more about Jerry HERE like him on FACEBOOK

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Feb 3, 2015


Carolyn Adams is an author and stand up comedian.  Her new book, Ruthless is currently being published by Simon & Schuster and set for release this year.  When she is not writing books, she is performing stand up or working on screen plays.  Follow her on Twitter HERE


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Jan 30, 2015

Jenna McSwain is a pro musician based in New Orleans.  She joins me on the podcast after her sold out performance at the Charleston International Jazz Festival.  When she is not occupied playing in New Orleans or touring the south, she is busy recording a new studio album with her side project, Bionica.  Bionica blends, jazz, modern music, sci fi, and heavier themes to produce a more forward leaning and conscious sound.  Find Jenna McSwain on Social Media!

TWITTER       FACEBOOK        TWITTER (for Bionica)



Matthew Martinez is an actor currently based in New Orleans.  He has most recently landed roles in Joe Dirt 2 among other major motion pictures.  He stays busy in the New Orleans creative community acting in shorts, independent films, and theatrical productions.  Search for him on Instagram here:



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Jan 21, 2015

Holy City Sinner is an annonymous blogger based in Charleston, SC.  He covers anything and everything in the 843, and his blog and twitter are two of the most popular online event sources for Charleston.  His blog was named best of by the City Paper 2 years in a row.  Follow him on Twitter at@HolyCitySinner

or read his blog HERE


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Jan 20, 2015

Thomas Glenn is the founder of The Yoga House of Charleston.  He has worked as a business consultant with IBM for a decade and has brought his passion and business savvy together to help foster the yoga community in Charleston, SC.  He's also probably one of my top three favorite people to run into in Charleston, check out his facebook!


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Twitter @josephcoker

IG @josephcokermusic


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Jan 19, 2015

Lily Slay @slay_thebeast is an underground musical icon in Charleston, SC.  Her flagrant disregard for normal has earned attention, fans, and respect wherever she goes.  She divides her time between various musical projects like Royal Tinfoil and doing stand up comedy on her own terms.  

Check out her band on facebook


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If you rate or review this podcast,  I will blast you from a canon of happiness. 


Jan 14, 2015

Jeremy McLellan @JeremyMcLellan  and Ryan Firster @rlfirster

are Charleston based Stand up comedians who will be performing this week at the Charleston Underwear Comedy Party put on by Joe Pettis.  Listen in as we talk shop, and by shop, I mean make fun of everything and each other.  

The Underwear Comedy Party is going down this Thursday at the Black Sheep Bar and Grill in Mt. Pleasant.  It's probably going to sell out, check out the festival page and buy your tickets!


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Jan 13, 2015

Neil Bansil is a Canadian comedian that has relocated to Charleston, SC.  He is the producer of the internationally known MRSOE (Most Races Show On Earth) which is coming to Charleston Saturday, January 17th at 10 p.m. at Wolfe Street Playhouse (read a fuller description below).  


You can find out more about Neil and the show on 

Twitter @MRSOE

also, Neil sells houses in Charleston, google him!


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Twitter @josephcoker

instagram @josephcokermusic


if you rate and review this podcast, I will give you a candy necklace...I'll have to buy a couple first, but you definitely get one.


Jan 7, 2015

Cole Collins is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter based in Charleston, SC.  His music is ambitious, tasteful, and heavy hearted.  Listen along as we talk about his geez us oh my god gross skateboarding injury, his songs, and everything imbetween.  

On this episode, we hear his songs: 48:12 Studious People, 57:52 The Product, 1:08:02 Cinema

Show him some love on social media at:

or his Instagram



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Jan 6, 2015

Jenna Ave-Lallemant is a musician based in Charleston South Carolina.  Her musical project Faline showcases her charismatic and sensual voice paired together with ear catching lyrics.  That being said, we mostly drank whiskey and laughed for this entire podcast.  

She will be performing February 2 at Local 616 on February 2nd.  Watch for her new album coming out soon and check back later (not up yet)


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Jan 5, 2015

Kristi Leigh Snyder is an Atlanta based stand up comedian, actress, and musician.  She is currently on tour with Jerry Farber.  She has toured through out the U.S. and has produced her own one woman show.  Stay in touch with her:

or check her website out at


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Jan 2, 2015

Last year I started doing stand up comedy.  Its been an awesome experience so far.  This 5 minutes represents months and months of progress.  Hope you like it :)  Happy fucking new year too!!!!!


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Dec 31, 2014

The young, talented, and kind Abby Cohen and I met in the music scene in Charleston, SC.  We've done a host of shows and performances together, and I am so happy she could drop in to do this duet with me.  

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on Twitter @burntpaper123

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Dec 30, 2014

Lucia Garcia is a model, actress, and the creative force behind her musical muse project Electric Grandma.  Listen in as we hear some of the songs from her new album, and talk about everything from models with prothsetic limbs to teleportation in South Dakota.  

Follow her on twitter @electricgma

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Dec 29, 2014

Yeah, this was fun.  Don't take it too seriously, just experimenting :)  You've been warned.  But "soft skin, rockets underneath" is a pretty gat damn good lyric if I do say so myself )


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Dec 28, 2014

Heres a little new jam for you that I wrote yesterday.  It sounds like every song I've ever heard on The Walking Dead :) haha  Enjoy!  (yep, thats me playing lap steel and harmonica too :)


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Dec 27, 2014

2 versions of an old song Paper Flower.  I mentioned a different song that I would share too, but it was deleted!  :(  If you want to hear that, check out episode #24


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Dec 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to you all, here is a free song off my first album, its called Lover In The City.  I'm also switching my RSS feed host over, so if there are any problems, give me a couple days to get it straight :)

Dec 16, 2014

WARNING adult language, situations, jokes, etc...

I opened up for a pack of funny dudes at the Puppy Dog Comedy Show at Tin Roof tonight!  It was a great time!  I don't intend to post a lot of my stand up, but just wanted to share what I was up to creatively tonight.  

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Dec 15, 2014

Look it!  I wrote a little Christmas Song!

If you subscribe to my podcast, I will think of you while I am wrapping a present for someone else.  

Dec 13, 2014

Today was a strangely productive writing day, hear some new songs!

2:50 Purple Heart

6:18 Muscle Memory

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Dec 12, 2014

Singing my soul for all of you, love ya.

1:17 Stay Another Night

6:00 When The Swelling Goes Down

11:40 The Heat

19:40 Haunted House written with Esben Schack

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Dec 11, 2014

1:40 Til The Burnout Burns

6:45 Come On Down

improvising new songs

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Dec 9, 2014

Joseph Coker Work Tapes Podcast Episode #17

1:55 Double Wide Heart 7:30 Strange Love  12:10 Reverse Engineer  18:00 A Heart Breaks Slowly

Please subscribe in iTunes!  

Dec 7, 2014

1:15 Loving You's A Reflex 

Dec 6, 2014

Tonight we interview the 3 out of the 5 finalist from the Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition that happens tomorrow night 12/6/14 at 10 at Theatre 99.  Taylor Rizzo, Sam Hendry and Mike Brocki are 3 Charleston based comedians, come show your support for them tomorrow night!

Dec 4, 2014

1:52 Why Are All The Girls So Young In This Town? (on lap steel guitar)

7:15 Six Men

11:15 Golden Age

18:05 You Just Happened




Dec 3, 2014

Our guest today is singer/songwriter Joseph Dubay from Charleston, SC. 

Podcast Music

Jealous Type-Joseph Coker

Old Brother- Joseph Dubay

Light On The Water- Joseph Dubay

Stagger- Joseph Dubay


You can check out all of Joseph Dubay’s music on Sound Cloud

Twitter @JDuband

If you love all that is good, you should subscribe to our podcast so we can

Keep doing this!

Dec 2, 2014

1:20 Heartbreak Teleprompter

5:12 Storm Singer

Nov 30, 2014

Now with improved recording gear :)

1:17 Come On Through (Where You Gonna End Up)

6:00 Through The Fire-written with Esben Schack

30:20 Just Friends

Nov 29, 2014

1:00 I Hope You Stay Awake

7:20 Olympia -Alicia Modoor and Joseph Coker

Oct 30, 2014

Exploring new ideas and playing old ones.  

Oct 22, 2014

If you want to hear what it sounds like to start with no ideas, and then dig up a song idea, this is the podcast for you.  I am doing it to share my process.  Creating is 9 parts waiting and work, and 1 part magic.  I hope you hear both in this.