OUR 034: Bob Bedore and Brian Pope


Johnny McKeon reveals the results from the Warner Brothers Writers Program. Sascha Blume elaborates on his frustrations with the media industry. Johnny announces the end of his long distance relationship with his girlfriend Sarah Isaacson and follows up with the news that Sarah will be returning to Salt Lake City. Johnny now has to find a place for him and Sarah to live. Sascha questions Johnny about using Dating Apps and Social Media for dating.


Salt Lake Comedian Brian Pope stopped by the studio to help close out the show. Brian Pope is originally from Middletown, Maryland and has been doing  comedy since 2011. Johnny and Sascha talk to Brian about moving to New York City to follow his dream of becoming a national Stand up Comedian. Brian talks about his favorite comedians, his influences, his goals with stand up comedian. Brian is hilarious and puts on a great show. Brian explains his process for creating new material and why making the move the New York City is next move he needs to make. He believes he is doing what he is supposed to at the right time. This is Brian Pope’s moment and he is fully committed.

All this and More on Ol’ Ute Radio with Johnny McKeon and Sascha Blume.
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OUR 033: Jared Shipley and Christopher Stephenson


Jared Shipley is a local actor and writer. A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, Jared has appeared in the film “The Yankles,” which is available on Netflix and will be seen in the upcoming film “Point B” at the Salt Lake City Film Festival on September 29th.


Christopher Stephenson is responsible for The 1st Annual Salt Lake City Comedy Carnivale. Christopher is an Idaho native that brings a dry sarcastic, angry look into everyday encounters. His stand up has been recognized by Salt Lake City Weekly and IN Magazine. “Christopher is hitting the Salt Lake comedy scene with a raw, realistic humor.” -Salt Lake City Weekly. “Stephenson embodies a clever, dry humor. He’s undoubtedly cynical.” -Amanda Jones, IN Magazine. Christopher has opened for comedians, Doug Stanhope, Sean Rouse, and Andy Andrist. Stephenson is the lead writer for sketch show Sketchophrenia.

SLC Comedy Carnivale is the first submission based comedy festival in Utah. When you attend you will see a showcase of both local and national talent all on the same stages. STAND UP. IMPROV. SKETCH. FILM.
$1 from every ticket sold will benefit the MS Society of Utah.
Matt Knudsen (Conan, HBO, Late Late Show)
Lady to Lady (Comedy Central Stage)

Alien Warrior Comedian -Las Vegas NV.
Philip Schallberger -Portland OR.
Whitney Streed -Portland OR.
Christian Spicer -Los Angeles CA.
Laura Crawford -Los Ángeles CA.
Geoff Grant -Las Vegas NV.
Tim Messenger- Denver CO.


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