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Ep. 143 Dr. Phil with Dana Ehrmann  

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover The Dr. Phil Show, episode "The Trouble with Taylor" with comedian Dana Ehrmann. Dana is a Milwaukee based comedian and is a regular feature for Charlie Berens of the Manitowoc Minute. She has been featured on countless shows and festivals. She has a great podcast with Raegan Niemela called Sweet Little Ladies. you can see her perform at Dandy on November, 1st. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @ehr_head.

Ryan will be performing at Brew HaHa in Green Bay on November 1st. He will also be performing at I Should Know This at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee on November 2nd. 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. 142 The Real Housewives of Orange County   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 14, episode 11 of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" 

Ryan will be producing Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters on Oct. 24th and performing at Brew HaHa in Green Bay on November 1st. He will also be performing at I Should Know This at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee on November 2nd. 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. 141 The Challenge War of the Worlds 2 with Raegan Niemela and Elijah Holbrook   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 34 episode 7 of "The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2" with comedians Raegan Niemela and Elijah Holbrook. Raegan is a Milwaukee based comedian who hosts an open mic on Fridays at High Note and a monthly showcase at Uhle's Tobacco Company. She also has a podcast called "Sweet Little Ladies". Check her out on Instagram at Raegan Niemela and Sweet Little Ladies. Elijah is also a Milwaukee based comedian who hosts an open mic on Mondays at Bremen Cafe and a monthly showcase at the Pabst Milwaukee Tap Room on the 4th Friday and Saturday of the month. He will also be performing Oct. 31st-November 2nd at the Skyline Cafe in Appleton. Follow him on twitter @elijah_Holbrook and on Instagram at I don't remember your name. 

Ryan will be producing Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters on Oct. 24th and performing at Brew HaHa in Green Bay on November 1st. He will also be performing at I Should Know This at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee on November 2nd. 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. 140 The Real Housewives of Dallas   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 4 episode 5 of “The Real Housewives of Dallas”. Our audio has been broken (we know!) and we decided to focus on that rather then put out another episode that we were not super happy with. That said, we think we have it fixed (although we are still striving for even better sound). Thanks for sticking with us and we hope to be even better. 

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. 139 The Great British Baking Show   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover series 7 episode 4 of “The Great British Baking Show”. Our audio has been broken (we know!) and we decided to focus on that rather then put out another episode that we were not super happy with. That said, we think we have it fixed (although we are still striving for even better sound). Thanks for sticking with us and we hope to be even better. 

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. 138 90 Day Fiancé the Other Way with Ben Hofman   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 14 episode 5 of "90 Day Fiancé The Other Way” with comedian Ben Hofman. Ben is a comedian based in Milwaukee. Ben has opened for Tom Clark and Johnny Beehner and was selected to compete in Madison’s Funniest Competition this year. His material is a mix of humor about personal tragedy and insights about life. Check him out at BenHofmanComedy on Instagram. 

Ryan will be at Zanies on September 17th and will be producing Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters on September 26th. 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. 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. 136 The Family Chantel with Jon Waldbauer  

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 1 episode 6 of "The Family Chantel" with Jon Waldbauer. Jon has been a player at ComedySportz for 5 years and a teacher there for 3.5 years. You can see him at the Midnight show every Saturday at 11:59pm at ComedySportz, Voyager on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Landmark Lanes, Deep Space on the 4th Thursday each month at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters. He also hosts Trivia at Vintage every Sunday at 5pm. Follow Jon on twitter and instagram @jonwaldbauer. 

Ryan will be performing at Let's Comedy in Indianapolis on September 1st and at Dandy in Milwaukee on September 6th. 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. 135 Racing Wives with Christopher Schmidt   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 1 episode 3 of "Racing Wives" with comedian Christopher Schmidt. Christopher is a Milwaukee comedian knows as the best bit machine. He's beloved by comedians and audiences alike for his ability to craft the perfect one liner. Follow him on Twitter @Thechrisschmidt. 

Ryan will be performing at Shots and Giggles at the Drunken Donut in Joliet Illinois on August 24th and at Comedy Night at TG's in Kenosha on August 29th. 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. 134 Alaskan Bush People with J. Tyler Menz   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover "Alaskan Bush People” with comedian J. Tyler Menz. Tyler is a Milwaukee based comedian, producer, and performer who has toured with Todd Barry. He is currently producing Voyager with Ryan and Deep Space on August 22. Follow him at twitter and Instagram @jtylermenz. 

Ryan will be producing and performing at Deep Space on August 22nd and at Shots and Giggles at the Drunken Donut in Joliet Illinois on August 24th. 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. 133 90 Day Fiancé Before the 90 Days with Elisa Salvat  

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 3 episode 1 of "90 Day Fiancé Before the 90 Days" with comedian Elisa Salvat. Elisa is a Milwaukee based comedian who can be seen performing around the state and the midwest. 

Ryan will be performing at Windsor Pizza Parlor in Rockford, Illinois on August 10th and will be producing his show Voyage at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters on August 13th, 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. 131 Big Brother with Drew Flagge   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 21 episode 12 of "Big Brother" with comedian Drew Flagge. Drew is the host of Roast Battle, the premiere Milwaukee Roast Competition as well as two local open mics. He has also opened for the Mean Boys (Keith Carey, Tom Goss, Connor McSpadden) and opened for Mike Recine and Adam Friedland. You can catch him at the Roast of Milwaukee on July 29th at 7:30pm, The High Note Showcase on July 31st at 9pm, and The Milwaukee Comedy Festival on August 2nd at 10pm. 

Ryan will be performing at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival on August 4th.  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. 130 Dance Moms with Dana Ehrmann  

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 8 episode 8 of "Dance Moms" with comedian Dana Ehrmann. Dana is a regular feature for Charlie Behrens and the Manitowoc Minute.  She has been featured on countless shows and festivals, and is an all around funny lady.  She is also starting a podcast with fellow comedian and friend of the pod Raegan Niemela called Sweet Little Ladies that will launch on August 5th. Dana will also be performing at the Milwaukee Comedy Fest alongside Todd Barry on August 1st at Shank Hall in Milwaukee. 

Ryan will be producing Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters on July 25th and will be performing at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival on August 4th.  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. 129 The Bachelorette with Jared Wing   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 15 episode 9 of "The Bachelorette" with comedian Jared Wing. Jared is a Milwaukee based comedian and host of Pourman's Presents Laughs in the Garden, You can find him this Saturday July 13th at Uhle's Cigar Shop and at the Capitol Comedy Hour in Madison on July 19th. Follow him on twitter and instagram at Billybobporkin. 

Ryan will be producing Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters on July 25th and will be performing at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival on August 4th.  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. 128 The Hills New Beginnings with Carly Malison   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover season 1 episode 2 of "The Hills New Beginnings" with comedian Carly Malison. Carly is a Milwaukee comedian who has performed at Gilda Radners's Laughfest in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Lady Laughs Festival in Madison, Wisconsin, Alternating Currents in Davenport, Iowa, Cleveland Comedy Fest, and North Carolina Comedy Festival. She has also opened for Steve-O, Jordan Carlos, and Dave Stone. Carly also hosts the open mic, Dandy which is the 3rd Saturday of the month. You can follow her on twitter @CarlyMalison and on Instagram at Carly Malison. 

Ryan will be performing at Zanies in Rosemont on July 5th, at Voyager in Milwaukee on July 9th and at End of the Line Comedy in Chicago on July 13th,   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. 127 sMothered with Judd Reminger and Ashley Syse   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason cover Season 1, Episode 3 of "sMothered" with comedian Judd Reminger and his reality TV buff partner, Ashley Syse. Judd is a Milwaukee comedian who produces and performs shows throughout the Milwaukee area. You can see Judd on June 29th at Don't Tell Comedy, on July 17th at Twisted Laughs at Twisted Path Distillery, and in July for Live On Air: Stand-Up Comedy. Look for an Anodyne Show coming in fall too! 

Ryan 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. 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.