Who Are These People & What The Heck Are They Talking About!?!?
Married cutie-pies Shannon and Justin Godelle team up with their super-buddy extraordinaire Justin Briner but I wouldn’t exclude him from their marital bonds. The chemistry between these three is the perfect balance of the kind of good time you’re looking for when you’re listening to a podcast. Sometimes, the shows I listen to are politic-driven or self-indulgent comedy gab-fests but Pull the Plug taps into the It Feels Like You’re Right There With Them genre. Shannon and Briner have a background in radio and have the show formatted with a certain amount of structure that makes it easy on the listener but aren’t opposed to dancing off-script and playing with one another.
I was lucky enough to sit in with them yesterday and talk all things werewolves, comedy mistakes, My Little Pony and candy ranking! They made me feel welcomed and I just blended right into their collective dude vibe and it was a lot of fun. I’m sure that’s going to come across in the episode you’re about to listen to!
Why Support Local/Indie?
I’ve been on a tear lately. We live in a world where some people are trying to MAKE something and others are trying to BE something. The ones that are trying to BE something are falling into a trap because anything self-serving and ego-driven is typically transparent and though, might garner results, those results having any serious substance are slim to none. However when you MAKE something, whether it’s for others or for yourself, people can connect to that if it’s something that’s come from you. Not you trying to cater to what’s popular or what works. Just what feels right for you. This isn’t the 1960s. You don’t need to pack your suitcase, hop on a bus and head to Hollywood to become a star! The pursuit of fame is kind of the problem with Hollywood influence these days. Humans have made serious moral compromises for attention and money. I have too. But it’s kind of better as a blip in a learning curve as opposed to being an end-game solution. That’s why I push people to support people creating and making great art, great content, and great experiences in their own backyard. We live in a day and age where we can get whatever we want from a little glowing box in our pockets. But the one thing the internet can’t give you is tangible human connection and memories that last. This is why as the world gets bigger, artists are going smaller, keep things low-key and on the DL just to create something special. I’m committed to that and want to promote anyone that falls in line with that vision. Pull the Plug is huge supporter of that vision and they’re doing it their way. I’m all about it. Huge shoutout to Phil Marques for connecting us. Phil is a Patreon supporter of Pull the Plug and you can be too!
Spread The Word!
I know from my perspective, I’m committed to putting on cool little indie comedy shows that are super intimate and personal and fun. I’m able to pay the other comedians on the show, support great venues, and bring comedy to people in their own neighbourhood. The only way this works if we have people on board with our vision as independent artists. It’s as simple as sharing articles such as this one or writing a quick post letting others know what the artists you support are up to or even dare I say — come out in person and support these things live! Wow face emoji!
I’m thankful for all the support I’ve gotten on the ground level for not only my standup but my vision of comedy going into the future. I love to pay it forward and highlight others I believe in and Pull the Plug fills that void. Please support them as you support me. Trust. I got great taste.