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Ready Set Blow w/ Randy Valerio Feat. Chase Abel [Podcast]


Stand-up comedians who are ready to take the world by storm have many early historic stops along the road to verging superstardom, and this podcast is one of the most important.

Ready Set Blow w/ Randy Valerio is a weekly podcast hosted by Los Angeles comedian Randy Valerio as he sits down with comedians, entertainers, professionals, and friends to discuss life, relationships, careers, opinions, and current events.

Randy Valerio: Randy is a Los Angeles-based comedian and podcaster originally hailing from Queens, New York. After going to a fancy Ivy League university and spending over a decade as an investment banker, Randy decided he was tired of being able to pay his bills on time and jumped head-first into stand-up comedy. Randy’s style of comedy reflects his diverse upbringing in New York City by an immigrant father from the Dominican Republic and a German-Irish mother, his experiences as a single man in his 30s, and the everyday absurdities we all take part in but never seem to notice. He got his start in the Boston comedy scene in 2016 and began taking his act on the road opening for Jeff Dye (The Tonight Show, NBC’s Better Late Than Never, Last Comic Standing) beginning in the summer of 2018, performing in over 35 cities across the country. Randy has also opened for such other comics as Donnell Rawlings, Chris Franjola, and Dean Delray. In January 2020, Randy had the opportunity to perform internationally for the first time in Australia at the Fringe World Festival, and in 2021, he was featured at the Idaho Comedy Fest. During the pandemic, Randy was able to grow a nascent Instagram following to over 39K followers, having his jokes reposted by BuzzFeed.com, TheChive.com, and various meme accounts with a combined 50M+ following. He is also the host of the weekly Ready Set Blow podcast, which was included in the first annual Boston Podfest at Laugh Boston comedy club in 2018.

In this episode, The very funny Chase Abel joins Randy on the show. The boys are fresh off a big Chinese buffet lunch, so they open the show talking about their favorite dishes. Randy starts a discussion about crimes of passion. The fellas move on to discuss the current protests and unrest on college campuses. Chase talks about his plan, or lack thereof, to payback his student loans. He then proceeds to tell Randy about his latest wrongful termination. They discuss whether NBA teams from the 70s and 80’s could hang with current teams. Randy has producer Mike Nell pull up the current list of billionaire athletes. The guys wrap up with the news – NYC has 350,000 millionaire residents, an alarming number of Americans think there will be a second civil war, and a man used AI tools to create a fake audio recording that got his boss fired.

Checkout previous episodes of Ready Set Blow w/ Randy Valerio featuring Jeff Dye, Bee Gutierrez, Laurie Douglas, Nayca Marreiro, Dustin Ybarra, and many more HERE