THE FRANK

CALIENDO CAST

EPISODES

August 11, 2020
The Politics Of Tik Tok & Twitter w/comedian JL Cauvin

Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD) & producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) invite comedian/impressionist JL Cauvin (@JLCauvin) into the bunker via Zoom for a discussion on impressions, politics, social media, becoming known and more!

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August 4, 2020
Tik Tok Comedians vs. Mimics and Standing By Friends When Allegations Fly

Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) head to the Caliendo bunker studio this week to talk about the potential banning of Tik Tok in the U.S. and whether some of the app's most famous users are actually comedians doing original content or mimics grandstanding on other people's work. Plus, they talk about […]

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July 28, 2020
'Of The Apes', Creative Cursing & The Return Of Scott Long on Sports!

Frank, John Holmberg (@98KUPD) and producer Dick Toledo (@DickToledo) assemble to discuss the terminology of The Planet Of The Apes and fitting in the phrase 'Of The Apes' with many current things going on right now in the country as well as wish John a Happy Birthday complete with gift "unboxing". They also touch on […]

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July 21, 2020
Anger, Racism & How Viral Phone Videos Have Made Us All More Tribal

Frank & John gather in the Caliendo Studio bunker for discussion and commentary on where things are with the pandemic outbreak on the west coast. How a recent spate of viral confrontation videos involving mask wearing, racism & politics are pointing out how smart phones and their camera ubiquity is appearing to make us all […]

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July 14, 2020
Christopher Titus On Cancel Culture, Calling Out Wrongs Online & A Return Of Decorum

Comedian/Actor/Writer/Director Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) Zoomed in with Frank & John Holmberg (@98KUPD) to talk about organizing projects while dealing with a worldwide pandemic, the proliferation of "Cancel Culture" online, videos of disagreements that go viral online, calling out injustice, stupidity and wrongs online and the hope for a return of decorum very soon. Christopher Titus' […]

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July 7, 2020
Ahmed Ahmed On Touring w/Friends and Heeding The Advice Of Mitzi Shore

Comedian Ahmed Ahmed joined Frank and John Holmberg (@98KUPD) in the Caliendo Cast bunker for a discussion that took place BEFORE Bars & Clubs were shut down in Arizona for a 2nd time. Here the guys talk about coming up in comedy, paying dues, having opinions, dodging criticism and taking sage advice from peers and […]

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June 30, 2020
The Unapologetic Comedy of Writer/Director/Actor/Comedian Steve Byrne

Frank & John Holmberg (@98KUPD) invite multi-talented writer/director/actor/comedian Steve Byrne (@SteveByrneLive) into the caliendocast studio for a discussion about standup in a Covid world, the politics and opinions of comedy and comedians on social media amid a wave of "cancel culture" and childhood memories of migos and the other action figures that populate the studio […]

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June 23, 2020
You Wouldn't Like Frank When He's Angry

Frank & John Holmberg (@98KUPD) gather at the Caliendo studio bunker to discuss how technical issues prior to recording can set off Frank's anger. They talk about the old-timey term 'Fiddlefart' in regard to Toledo (@DickToledo), wearing masks and the current cancel culture's latest targets.

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June 16, 2020
The Return Of Standup w/comedian Chris Porter

Comedy clubs across the country are slowly reopening amid the Coronavirus pandemic with safety measures. What does that mean for comedy? And what does it mean for those performers who make a living being comedic? Frank, John Holmberg (@98kupd), and our guest this week, comedian Chris Porter (@IAmChrisPorter season 4 of NBC's 'Last Comic Standing') […]

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June 9, 2020
The Surprisingly Great Impressions of guest Brad Williams

Frank and John Holmberg (@98KUPD) sit down with comedian Brad Williams (@FunnyBrad), who was in Phoenix to perform at Stand Up Live Comedy Theater now that comedy clubs and nightlife has reopened in the city. The discussion ranged from revelations of new impressions, to talk of fatherhood (Brad has a 5 month old daughter) to […]

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