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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.

Ep. 116 The Challenge: War of the Worlds with Devin Settle   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover "The Challenge: War of the Worlds" with Devin Settle. Devin is a co-producer of Cream City Comedy Festival and a dance artist in Milwaukee. An alumnus of Peck School of the Arts, she works as an independent choreographer creating her own dances for stage as well as performs with Panadanza, an intergenerational, all-women dance company. 

Co-host Ryan Mason has 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. 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. 113 Big Brother Canada with Amy Brophy Westrup   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason discuss Big Brother Canada with comedian Amy Brophy Westrup. Amy is a professional player at Comedy Sportz Milwaukee. She co-developed and teaches for their Applied Improv Corporate Workshops and teaches general improv workshops. Amy is part of the long-form group Goodlanders and is a member of Voyager. You can see her regularly at Comedy Sportz Milwaukee and at the next installment of Deep Space on May 23rd.  

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. Please follow us on twitter @to_pod and on instagram at welcometorealitymke. Intro music from Joe Murphy and podcast artwork from Adam Toerpe.

Ep. 112 Alaskan Bush People with Chris Schmidt   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason discuss Alaskan Bush People, Season 9 episode 2, "The Buffalo Trail" with comedian Christopher Schmidt. Christopher Schmidt is a loose canon with a wild side who lives on the edge and has nothing to lose. Also he hosts the Ripple Effect Comedy Open mic every Tuesday night at Puddler’s Hall and is a producer of the Cream City Comedy Festival which you can catch in Milwaukee during the second weekend of May. Follow him on Twitter at @TheChrisSchmidt. Ryan and Christopher will also be doing a show together in Iowa City at the Blue Moose on March 30th. 

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 performing 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.