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Ep. 137 Real Housewives of Orange County with William Krolowitz   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 14 episode 5 of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" with 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. To find out more about William’s dates, please check out his Facebook page. 

Ryan will be at Voyager in Milwaukee on September 10th and at Comedy at Cabernet on August 12th in Madison at 8pm. 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. 132 Real Housewives of Potomac with our Moms!   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 4 episode 12 of "Real Housewives of Potomac" with our moms! We are on location in Sister Bay, Wisconsin with Lisa Toerpe and Debbie Mason. 

Ryan will be performing at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival on August 4th and at Windsor Pizza Parlor in Rockford, Illinois on August 10th. 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. 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. 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. 115 Real Housewives of New York with Kaitlin McCarthy   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover "Real Housewives of New York" with comedian Kaitlin McCarthy. Kaitlin is a Milwaukee comedian and producer who tells jokes about her dead dad and her affinity for pie and has a cat named Freddie Purrcury- so her sense of humor is on point. She has opened for Matt Braunger and Nate Craig and hosts and produces Milwaukee's longest-running monthly stand up showcase, Subjective: A Comedic Showing at Var Gallery in Walker's Point. She also works as the Marketing Director and Co Producer for Milwaukee Comedy producing 8-10 shows every month, In addition to the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, the Largest multi-day comedy event in Wisconsin. Her upcoming shows include: Subjective A Comedic Showing at Var Gallery in Milwaukee, History Schmistory at Urban Harvest Brewing Company on April 13th at 6pm, Laughing Liberally at ComedySportz on April 13th at 8pm, and Keg Stand Up at Lakefront Brewery on April 14th at 7pm. Go to www.milwaukeecomedy.com for all Milwaukee Comedy show tickets. 

Co-host Ryan Mason will be  opening for Ben Bailey at Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee on April 6th. He will be at Zanies in Rosemont on April 9th, and at Anodyne Coffee Roasters in Walker's Point on Friday April 12th. Ryan will also 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. 114 Vanderpump Rules with Ben Hofman   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason dip back into "Vanderpump Rules" with comedian Ben Hofman. Ben is a comedian based in Milwaukee. He was a 2019 performer at Gilda's Laughfest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ben is one of the most unique performers in the scene drawing from his experience as a brain cancer and stroke survivor at the age of 27. He will be performing at an amazing free show, Twisted Laugh Comedy Show at Twisted Path Distillery in Milwaukee on April 3rd. 

Co-host Ryan Mason will be performing in Iowa City on March 30th and opening for Ben Bailey at Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee on April 6th. Ryan will also 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. 110 Mexican Dynasties with Madeline Goodwill   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason discuss season 1 episode 1 of Bravo's new show "Mexican Dynasties" with Madeline Goodwill (and a few important insights from Tyler Goodwill). Madeline is the singer for the band Derringer. They will be performing at Landmark Lanes in Milwaukee on March 15th and House of Guinness in Waukesha on April 13th. For more information in Derringer check out their facebook page and follow Madeline on instagram @madeline_goodwill.

Co-host Ryan Mason is launching a new show called Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters in Milwaukee. It is a live comedy show and we'd love for you to be there for the first show on March 21st. Go to Milwaukeecomedy.com for tickets. Ryan will also be hosting Voyager at Landmark Lanes in Milwaukee and at Best Night Ever on March 18th at G Man Tavern in Chicago. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod and on instagram at welcometorealitymke. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.

Ep. 108 Don't Be Tardy with David Louis   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason discuss season 7 episode 1 and 2 of "Don't be Tardy" with comedian David Louis. David is a Chicago comedian who has performed all across the U.S. at festivals, clubs, and independent showcases. He's performed at Beast Village Comedy Festival in Des Moines, Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival in Columbus, and San Diego Comedy Festival and he's opened for acts like Michael Ian Black and Matt Braunger. He was also featured in the "Best of" issue of "Milwaukee Magazine". He will be at Skyline Comedy Club in Appleton, WI March 7-9th. For More Information, check out his website at davidlouiscomedy.com.

Co-host Ryan Mason is launching a new show called Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters in Milwaukee. It is a live comedy show and we'd love for you to be there for the first show on March 21st. Go to Milwaukeecomedy.com for tickets. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod and on instagram at welcometorealitymke. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.