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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. 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.

Ep. 111 Ghost Adventures with Greg Bach   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason discuss Ghost Adventures "The Palomino Club" with Greg Bach. Greg is a performer, writer, and producer from Milwaukee. He has worked with Hari Kondabolu, W. Kamau Bell, and most recently Matt Braunger. He will be performing with Nate Craig at The UC on March 13. For more information and tickets, please go to www.milwaukeecomedy.com. You can follow Greg on twitter and instagram @iamgregbach. 

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 on March 12th and at 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.

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. 109 Bachelor   

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason are guest free. We discuss hometown visits on season 23 episode 8 of "The Bachelor".  Ryan will be hosting Voyager at Landmark Lanes on March 12th. He will also be at Best Night Ever on March 18th at the G Man Tavern in Chicago. Ryan is also launching a new show called Deep Space at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters in Milwaukee 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.

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.

Ep. 107 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with Gary Zajackowski  

On this episode of Welcome to Reality, comedian Ryan Mason and host Nicole Toerpe-Mason discuss season 9 episode 1 of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" with comedian Gary Zajackowski. Gary is the long running hots of the Irresponsible open mic at Bremen Cafe. Gary has been featured across the midwest, New York and Los Angeles and is a veteran of the Milwaukee comedy scene. Follow Gary on instagram and twitter @garolb. Co-host Ryan Mason is launching a new show 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.