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Ready Set Blow Podcast with Randy Valerio and Chase Abel

The Ready Set Blow Podcast is brought to you each and every Wednesday by Chase Abel and Randy Valerio. Randy and Chase are two guys cut from a different cloth, but ultimately tied together by the same thread - comedy. Randy Valerio, who started comedy in Boston, is an LA-based comedian born and raised in Queens, NY. Chase Abel is Boston-based comedian originally hailing from Eritrea, East Africa. The two try to make sense of their lives and the world around them each and every week by sharing crazy ideas, news, stories, and their adventures with their listeners. You can email the show at rsbpodcast@gmail.com for inquires, sponsorship, or just to drop a note or share a thought. Social Media: Instagram: @randyvalerio, @chaseabel, @readysetblowpodcast Facebook: facebook.com/pg/rsbpodcast, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54 Twitter: @randytvalerio, @chaseabel1, @readysetblowpodcast
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Sep 12, 2019

The boys welcome Hanna Evenesen to the podcast. They open the show talking about Irish goodbyes. Chase moves on to ask Hanna about Swedish culture. The gang talks about first impressions. Hanna talks about doing stand up in Europe.  They all trash the institution of marriage and weddings. The gang closes the show talking about their comedy dreams and when to hang it up.

Outro: "It's Friday" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @hanna_only1h @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/hanna.evensen.9facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

 

Sep 4, 2019

The boys are back via the magic of technology! Randy talks about settling in in LA and trying to find a routine. Chase talks about dealing with seasonal depression and beating a lack of motivation. The guys move on to talk about networking and meeting new people, which leads to Randy revealing a little personal philosophy - Always Be Leaving. The fellas discuss the Popeyes chicken sandwich and barnyard animals. They bring the show home with the news - Kevin Hart’s accident, the Supreme Court hearing the “Free the Nipple” case, and TSA scanners causing trouble for trans people.

Outro: "It's Friday" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

 

Aug 28, 2019

The fellas welcome comedian Jack Burke to the podcast. Jack opens the show talking about his love of podcasting. Chase and Jack talk about the difficulty of booking stand-up show. Randy asks Jack about his desire to start a family. Jack opens up about his sobriety. They boys talk about the best shows they’ve ever been a part of. They bring the show home talking about first impressions.

Be sure to check out Jack on the Series Finale Podcast with his co-hosts Zach Brazao and John Paul Rivera!

Outro: "It's Friday" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @burke_jack_ @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randyvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/jackburke321, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Aug 20, 2019

The boys welcome comedian Handren Seavey back to the podcast. They open up talking about bicycling around town. Handren tells the tale of the time he thwarted a robbery in LA. The gang talks about the culture in the comedy scene in LA. Handren schools the fellas on a little ancient history. Handren talks about getting advice from Joe Rogan after scratching his car. The boys ask Handren how he deals with being married as a comedian.  Chase brings the show home with a conversation on beastiality and animal attacks.

Be sure to check out Handren's new project "Fireside Chats" on YouTube!

Outro: "It's Friday" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @handrenseavey @wanderbus_and_us @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @handrenseavey @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/jordan.handrenseavey, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Aug 13, 2019

The fellas welcome Alan Fitzgerald to the show. The gang opens by talking about working dirty on stage. Alan speaks about his days as an alcoholic. The boys discuss the current saturation in comedy scene these days. Alan talks about his problems sleeping and the bevy of drugs he takes to combat it. The boys move on to discuss their favorite form of cinema - old school action movies. They bring the show home talking about bad 90’s comedy flicks.

Check out the Joke Junkies Podcast with Alan, Miguel Perez and EJ Edmunds!

Outro: "Its Friday" by Gee Dubs 

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/alan.fitzgerald.338, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

 

Aug 7, 2019

Randy is back in Boston! The boys open the show talking about cross dressing for a movie role. Chase thanks everyone for coming out to his first headline date, which was a huge success.  The guys move on to discuss the proper etiquette of sending a dick pic. Randy gets annoyed with people who get their news from social media. The boys hit the news - the recent mass shootings, Woz says delete Facebook, Amazon was scammed out of $370K, and Bobby Bonilla is still getting paid by the Mets.

Outro: "It's Friday" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

 

Jul 31, 2019

The boys welcome friend and fellow comedian Matt Amabello to the podcast. They open the show talking about STD scares. They move on to talk about cooking vs. eating out. Matt talks about his upbringing and the importance of football in his life. The gang gets into a deep convo about having pride and the importance of receiving help from loved ones. Matt asks the guys if they ever thought about quitting comedy, which leads to a convo about following your passion. They close the show discussing the recent clash between the comedy and hip-hop communities over a tweet.

Check out the bi-weekly Comedy Revolution Comedy Show hosted by Matt Amabello and Uri Shatil at Riccardo's Ristorante in Boston's North End. Show are the first and third Thursday of every month. 

Outro: "Its Friday" by Gee Dubs 

Social Media:

Instagram: @matt_amabello @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: https://www.facebook.com/matthew.amabello, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

 

Jul 22, 2019

The pride of India and Billerica Massachusetts, comedian Shyam Subramanian joins the guys on the podcast. They open the show talking about first impressions and how misleading they can be. Shyam shares his family origin story (hint: arranged marriages) and their move to the US from India. They boys get silly and talk about wearing athletic wear on stage. Shyam educates the fellas on Indian/Hindu culture and how it has impacted his act. The gang closes the show talking a bit about politics and Shyam's fathers love of Trump and conservatives. 

Follow Shyam on Instagram at @shimmydot and definitely come watch him perform at Chase Abel's headline show at Nick's Comedy Stop on Friday, August 2nd!

Outro: "Funk Doctor" by Gee Dubs 

Social Media:

Instagram: @shimmydot @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/shyam.subramanian.7, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

 

Jul 17, 2019

The boys welcome comedian Zach Brazao to the show. Chase opens the show asking Zach about how a smart, young Ivy League boy from a fishing village in the South Shore ended up in comedy. Randy and Zach engage in a convo on their favorite topic - religion. The guys discuss social media and Zach’s use of a flip phone. Zach and Randy debate the rationale of having a wife and kids. The gang moves on to discuss personal freedom vs. responsibility. They bring the show home talking about dating habits of millennials vs. other generations.

Be sure to check out Zach on the Series Finale Podcast with Jack Burke and John Paul Rivera!

Outro: "Funk Doctor" by Gee Dubs 

Social Media:

Instagram: @im_nuts_for_nuts @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/zachary.brazao, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Jul 9, 2019

The guys sit down with Prof. Lawrence Watson at his home in Dorchester, MA on this episode. They open the show with Prof. Watson telling them about his time in college rooming with Jerry Seinfeld and the culture shock he experienced in the late 60's/early 70's. The fellas move on to ask Larry about the racism he experienced in his youth. Larry talks about social activism during the civil rights movement vs. today. They shift gears and talk about international relations and China's rise. The fellas close the episode talking about music and art in society today. 

Be sure to check out Lawrence's new audio book H.E.M.: Highly Emotional Music on Amazon.com!

Outro: "It's Friday" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/lawrence.watson1, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

 

 

Jul 2, 2019

Randy and Chase sit down in Coco's Palace for Randy's final episode as a Boston resident. Randy opens the show talking about the silliness of the logistics of moving. Chase starts a convo about learning to enjoy life. The boys talk a bit about living a minimalist lifestyle. Chase takes the time to thank Randy for being a good friend and to be proud of his journey thus far. They fellas close out with the news - a return to normalcy for the presidency, young peoples bodies are physically changing by the use of cellphone, a new women's libido drug, and a fake story about some kids putting weed in the incense at church

Outro: "It's Friday" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

 

Jun 26, 2019

The boys welcome the RSB Podcast psychologist Anastasia Doulamis back to the show. Randy kicks off the show asking Anastasia about creative ability. The gang moves on to discuss anxiety and the fear of missing out. Chase starts a conversation on modern gender roles and talks about his revenge fantasy. They close the show with Anastasia leading a short couples therapy session as Randy prepares to leave for Los Angeles.

If you are in need of a mental health professional or just want to talk with a really dope person, go to www.psychologytoday.com and search for Anastasia!

 Outro: "Guitar Pull" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @adoulamis @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Jun 19, 2019

The fellas open the episode with some quick thoughts on Trump’s latest comments on ABC. The guys move on to a deeper conversation about being stuck in a rut and living a conscious life. They lighten the mood with a quick convo about anal sex and religion. The boys hit the news - a Tennessee detective's homophobic sermon gets him fired, a mom gets arrested for sticking up for her son being bullied, Anthony Davis being traded to the Lakers, a guy beats off on a Delta flight, and millennials are dying from “deaths of despair” at an alarming rate.

 

Outro: "Guitar Pull" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Jun 12, 2019

The boys open the podcast discussing Chase’s latest fashion choices.  Randy has a novel idea to improve politicians behavior. Chase asks Randy about his visit to Terry Bradshaw’s ranch. The boys hit the news - a woman was kicked out of a restaurant because of her outfit, owner Mark Stevens was suspended for shoving an NBA player, men sue women who accuse them of sexual harassment, and Lyft is letting riders choose their gender pronouns

 

Outro: "Proscuitto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Jun 5, 2019

Randy opens the episode by talking about his roommates moving out and the sadness of coming home to an empty place. Chase asks Randy about his trip out west and his impending move to LA. Chase starts a long convo about the value of being appreciative and responding to fans. The boys close the show with the news - Uber now has a “Don’t talk” option, Jay Z becomes a billionaire, and the NRA opposes gun locks in Texas.

Outro: "Proscuitto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

May 31, 2019

In a special Ready Set Blow / They Tried to Bury Us swap cast episode, comedian and friend of the RSB Podcast Tamer Kattan sits down for a special interview with Randy Valerio. Randy is a native of Queens, NY and is a Boston based comedian (for now). This is a great conversation about the powerful motivation that overwhelms a person from witnessing an immigrant parent struggle to make ends meet.

Outro: "Eureka" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @tamerkattan @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @tamerkattan @randyvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

Facebook: facebook.com/Tamerkattan, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54 

May 28, 2019

In a special Ready Set Blow / They Tried to Bury Us swap cast episode, comedian and friend of the RSB Podcast Tamer Kattan sits down for a special interview with Chase Abel. Tamer gets Chase to open up about the impact of a civil war on his family, being born in a refugee camp, finding out the true story of his parents and what it's like coming to America. 

Outro: "Eureka" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @tamerkattan @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @tamerkattan @randyvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

Facebook: facebook.com/Tamerkattan, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54 

May 22, 2019

Chase kicks off the podcast by giving a toast for Randy’s birthday. The guys move on to a long talk about the irrationality of being in love. Randy starts a conversation on the importance of being an individual while in a relationship. Chase talks about the outfits and style he enjoys on women. The boys close out with the news - Alabama bans abortion, a fat man has to be cut out of his house to appear in court, Magic Johnson’s resignation from the Lakers, and a kid in MA is mauled by wild dogs.

Outro: "Golden" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

May 16, 2019

Podcast-favorite Tricia Auld makes her triumphant return! The crew open the show talking about lesbians. Chase and Randy breakdown Trish’s new dating app bio (hint: it's not good). Tricia is able to shift the convo away from her dating life to talk about celebrating personal success and self promotion. Trish checks in with Grandmaster Mike while on air. Randy explains why they are all “2nd Round Picks”. The gang falls back into their regular topic of dating as a comedian being difficult. The guys ask Tricia if she wants someone dynamic or someone stable. They close the show talking about sex and living in LA.

Outro: "Funk Doctor" by Gee Dubs 

Social Media:

Instagram: @triciaauld @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @triciaauld @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/tricia.auld, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

May 14, 2019

Chase and Randy welcome the honorable Mayor Gary Christenson of Malden, MA to the podcast. Mayor Christenson opens up the show by sharing with the boys how he got his start in politics. Randy asks the Mayor about the impact of gentrification on communities. Chase moves on moves on to start a discussion about the importance of education and youth programs. Randy asks the Mayor about lying in politics and how to work with those who have differing opinions. Mayor Christenson discusses the importance of accountability in politics (and life). They bring the show home talking about the impact of social media and the future plans of the Mayor.

Outro: "Prosciutto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @mayorofmalden @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @mayorofmalden @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/gary.christenson.39, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

May 8, 2019

Randy opens the podcast asking Chase about what it was like going bald. Chase gets into he various aliases and nicknames he’s had over the years. This leads to a discussion about having “alter egos” vs. just being yourself. Randy recounts an amazing week in Cleveland. The boys bring the shows home with the news - the Royal baby’s birth, debt collectors harassing borrowers, and people grab their bags while exiting a plane that crashed.

Outro: "Guitar Pull" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Apr 30, 2019

Chase flips the script and interviews Randy in the week’s episode. Chase starts off by asking Randy about what is was like growing up in Queens in the 80’s and 90's. They go through Randy’s years in school and his early academic successes. Randy talks a bit about what motivated him to do well in school and why he wanted to get into finance. The boys talk about how a tinder date turned into the two of them becoming friends. Chase asks Randy about his relationship with his dad. The boys close the show with some news - a whale with a harness was trained by Russians and the valedictorian of BYU comes out as gay during his commencement speech. 

Outro: "Prosciutto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Apr 24, 2019

Back home from LA, Justin Hoff joins the guys on the podcast. They jump right in and talk about becoming a parent. Some how the guys move on to race relations in America. Chase asks Justin about his start in comedy and what the scene is like in LA. The gang hits the news - Doc Rivers dropped $2K on the street, a golfer attacked by a bobcat. Things go off the rails when they close the show talking about relationships. 

Outro: "Prosciutto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @thejustinhoff @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @thejustinhoff @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/justin.hoff84, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Apr 16, 2019

Jeff Dye joins Chase and Randy on this long awaited episode of the podcast! The guys open the show talking a little sports and video games. They move on to discuss fist fights they’ve had in their youth. Jeff talks about his start in comedy and the importance of staying positive in show business. Randy asks Jeff about his favorite gig of his career and the toughest comic he ever had to follow. The fellas close out the show talking about how staying for the “comedy hang” after the show can open you up to opportunities.

Outro: "Proscuitto" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @jeffdye @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @jeffdye @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/jeff.dye.104, facebook.com/randy.valerio.777, facebook.com/chase.abel.54

Apr 10, 2019

Randy kicks off the show with a recap his time in Dayton, Ohio and on a Mexican cruise. The boys shifts gears and Chase somehow talks Randy into having kids. The fellas reminisce about the cars of their youth. Randy gets on his soap box for a couple minutes about adopting foreign kids for publicity. They bring home the show with some news - Amazon is launching over 3,000 satellites into space, two guys in Arkansas take turns shooting each other with bullet proof vests on, and 50 Cent takes a big real estate loss.

Outro: "Funk Doctor" by Gee Dubs

Social Media:

Instagram: @randyvalerio @chaseabel @readysetblowpodcast

Twitter: @randytvalerio @chaseabel1 @readysetblowpodcast

FB: facebook.com/randy.valerio.777facebook.com/chase.abel.54

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