Welcome To Reality Podcast 

Ep. 126 Ghost Adventures with Mike Berg   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover Ghost Adventures episode "St. Ignatius Hospital" with comedian Mike Berg. Mike is a Milwaukee based comedian who has been featured at the Cream City Comedy Festival and the Alternating Currents Arts Festival in Iowa. He will be performing at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival July 30-Aug 3- all information at milwaukeecomedy.com. Follow Mike on Instagram and Twitter @bigmikeberg. 

Ryan will be performing at Verified Laughs at Laugh Factory in Chicago on Wednesday, June 26th. Also, he will be producing Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee on Thursday, June 27th. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod on instagram at welcometorealitymke and subscribe to our YouTube page Welcome to Reality. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.

Ep. 125 Real Housewives of New York with Sara Nelson   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 11 episode 15 of "The Real Housewives of New York City" with comedian and improv performer Sara Nelson. Sara has been producing Bad Company, an improv/standup showcase for 8 months. She has performed at History Schmistory, Book Club, Search History and the Shindig. She has also performed comedy on the MCTS bus at the Newaukee Night Market. You can see her at Summer Solstice on June 22nd, Comedy Sportz on July 11th, and in a guest spot on Corrupt Comedy August TBD and at Chicago Women's Funny Festival. Also follow her on instagram at serrasartia and on Twitter @serrarose__. 

Ryan will be performing at Twisted Laughs at Twisted Path Distillery on June 19th and Verified Laughs at Laugh Factory in Chicago on Wednesday, June 26th. Also, he will be producing Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee on Thursday, June 27th. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod on instagram at welcometorealitymke and subscribe to our YouTube page Welcome to Reality. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.

Ep. 124 90 Day Fiancé The Other Way with William Krolowitz  

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 1 episode 1 of "90 Day Fiance the Other Way" with comedian William Krolowitz. William is a comedian based in Milwaukee who has been a 5 time participant in the World Series of Comedy, finalist in the Big Easy Laff Off, and Carnival Comedy Challenge. He has worked in Comedy Cafe, Jokers, Zanies, and Brad Garrett's Comedy Club Vegas. He has worked with George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Gilbert Gottfried, Tom Clark, Josh Blue, Joe List, Frank Caliendo, and many others. William can be seen at Steak and Comedy night at The End Zone this Saturday, June 8th with Chastity Washington and Mario Robinson in Delafied, Wisconsin. He will also be competing in the World Series of Comedy at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy in Phoenix on July 10th-13th, and at Fort Wayne Comedy Club with Nathan Timmel on July 20th. Follow William on instagram at krolowitz. 

Co-host Ryan Mason will be performing at Voyager at Landmark Lanes on June 11th, at Laughing Liberally on June 15th at Comedy Sportz, and at Twisted Laughs at Twisted Path Distillery on June 19th. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod on instagram at welcometorealitymke and subscribe to our YouTube page Welcome to Reality. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.

Ep. 123 Texicanas with Tom Klein   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 1 episode 4 of "Texicanas" with Tom Klein. Tom is a comedy booking agent and communications director for Twisted Dreams Film Festival. He co-hosts the podcast "Movies with Mark" and runs the podcast "Off the Rails with Tom and Mark". Be sure to check out his facebook contest! Tom is giving away a VIP Summerfest experience pair of tickets for July 6th Captains Deck at the Briggs and Stratten stage where he will be podcasting. Free drinks with a private bar catered by Saz's, meet and greet with the cast of Lake Michigan Lake Monster, and with the Appletones. See Tom's face book for details on the contest and follow him on twitter @offtherailstm and online at www.offtherailstm.com. 

Co-host Ryan Mason will be performing at Voyager at Landmark Lanes on June 11th, at Laughing Liberally on June 15th at Comedy Sportz, and at Twisted Laughs at Twisted Path Distillery on June 19th. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod and on instagram at welcometorealitymke. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.

Ep. 122 The Bachelorette with Tim Higgins   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 15 episode 2 of "The Bachelorette" with comedian Tim Higgins. Tim is a Comedy Sportz performer and instructor from 1992-2017 and Midnite Show founding member from 2001-present. Tim has been a part of the Milwaukee comedy scene since the early 90s and is still going strong. You can see him perform every Saturday at The Midnite Show at Comedy Sportz and the second Tuesday each month at Voyager at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters. On the weekends he gives tours for the Milwaukee Brewing Co. He is a part of Red Letter Media and their Best of the Worst movie reviews. In August he will perform at Milwaukee Chamber Theater's opening show of their 45th season. If that isn't enough, he will be in a movie called "The Field" that will be released this fall through Gravitas Ventures in which he got to work with Barry Bostwick, Mark Metcalf, and Veronica Cartwright. 

Co-host Ryan Mason  will be headlining the Historic Pabst Taproom on May 24th and 25th. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod and on instagram at welcometorealitymke. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.

Ep. 121 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with Tyler Maas   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 9 episode 14 of "The Real Housewives of Beverly HIlls" with Tyler Maas. Tyler is the co-creator, editor, and contributor to the Milwaukee Record. Milwaukee Record if a web publication from Milwaukee, Wisconsin focused on all things Milwaukee. It features food, music, comedy, sports and news to creatures pulled from nearby lakes and streams. Tyler recently started an amazing new podcast called "My First Band", a long-form interview style podcast that features notable musicians and all the projects that preceded what you know them for. Follow Tyler on twitter @TylerJamesMaas. 

Co-host Ryan Mason will be producing and hosting\ Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters on May 23rd and will be headlining the Historic Pabst Taproom on May 24th and 25th. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod and on instagram at welcometorealitymke. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.

Ep. 120 Real Housewives of Potomac with Avery Rapier   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 4 premiere of "The Real Housewives of Potomac" with Comedian Avery Rapier. Avery is a former MMA fighter who got into comedy after he was done competing. In addition to having the most viewed podcast in the midwest, he is a high level Jiu Jitsu practitioner and video gamer. He is performing at Nomad World Pub in Madison on Friday May 10th, Roast Battle at the Underground Collaborative on May 17th and The High Note Comedy Showcase on May 30th. Check out his podcast Milwaukee Mayhem and follow him on twitter @averyrapier and Instagram at MilwaukeeMayhem414.  

Co-host Ryan Mason will be hosting Voyager at Landmark Lanes in Milwaukee on May 14th and producing and hosting\ Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters on May 23rd and will be headlining the Historic Pabst Taproom on May 24th and 25th. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod and on instagram at welcometorealitymke. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.

Ep. 119 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After with Reagan Niemela and Elijah Holbrook   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 4 episode 1 of  "90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After " with comedians Raegan Niemela and Elijah Holbrook. Raegan is a Milwaukee based comedian who hosts her own comedy show called Baroque & Trebled at the High Note in Milwaukee. She has performed at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, the Milwaukee Punk Festival and was a finalist in this year's 2019 Madison's Funniest competition at Comedy on State. Raegan will also be launching a new showcase called Jokes and Smokes at Uhle's Tobacco Company on Saturday, May 18th. Elijah hosts the monthly Blue Ribbon Comedy Show at the Pabst Brewery and Taproom as well as the Irresponsible Open Mic every Monday at Bremen Cafe in Milwaukee. 

Co-host Ryan Mason will be producing Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters on May 23rd and will be headlining the Historic Pabst Taproom on May 24th and 25th. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod and on instagram at welcometorealitymke. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.

Ep. 118 Little Women LA with Ton Johnson   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 8 episode 3 of  "Little Women LA " with comedian Anton "Ton" Johnson. Ton is based in Milwaukee but is quickly making a name for himself throughout the Midwest. He has won several comedy competitions, has participated in festivals, and opened for touring headliners such as Kool Bubba Ice, Chastity Washington, Dennis Banks, Rondell Sheridan, Kevin "Damn Fool" Simpson and many more in various venues.Ton will be auditioning for Just For Laughs on April 24th and will be at Mustangs in South Beloit on May 1st. 

Co-host Ryan Mason will have a live album recording with J. Tyler Menz on April 26th and 27th at the Underground Collaborative. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod and on instagram at welcometorealitymke. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.

Ep. 117 Naked and Afraid with Jeff Spankowski   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 10 episode 9 of  "Naked and Afraid" with comedian Jeff Spankowski. Jeff is a Milwaukee based comedian who recently performed in the Great Spirit Comedy Festival and will perform in the upcoming Cream City Comedy Festival. He runs The Twisted Laugh Comedy show and showcase at Twisted Path Distillery in Milwaukee on the first Wednesday of each month. He also hosts an open mic called Hey You Up every Thursday night at the Up and Under. For more information follow Jeff on Facebook and Instagram at Spanksspankowski. 

Co-host Ryan Mason will have a live album recording with J. Tyler Menz on April 26th and 27th at the Underground Collaborative. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod and on instagram at welcometorealitymke. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.