Category Archives: Gettin’ Close Podcast

In this podcast I sit down with local entertainment personalities (and some national personalities) and talk about anything and everything. We get pretty in depth and often bounce from topic to topic. Always fun and always interesting- especially for those in the Philly comedy world. The frequency right now is one every few weeks, but I hope to do them more often. One day Seinfeld will be on this podcast. Available on for free on iTunes.

Gettin’ Close with Scott Adsit!

My guest this episode is none other than 30 Rock’s, Scott Adsit! Many know him as Pete Hornberger, but he’s done lots of other things including Moral Orel on cartoon network, Mr. Show and tons of bit parts and guest … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with Susan Messing!

In this long overdue to be posted episode I sit down with one of my improv mentors, Susan Messing. Susan was in town in July when she did a weekend of workshops and shows at PHIT with Christina Gausas. Susan … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with Michael F’n Rainey!

After a brief hiatus, the Gettin’ Close podcast returns! The guest this time around is stand-up comedian and author, Michael “F’n” Rainey. I first met Mike in the basement of the Shubin theater where him and his buddy, Tim Butterly, … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with Jet Eveleth!

In this episode I get close with the Reckoning’s Jet Eveleth! I was able to sit down with Jet when she came to PHIT for her Duofest show with Scott Adsit (who happens to be next on the podcast!). It … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with Mark Sutton!

In this 18th episode of the Gettin’ Close podcast I chat with one of my improv mentors, Mark Sutton. The Annoyance theater has played a big part in shaping my views about performing improv and Mark specifically has done a … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with Greg Maughan!

Philly Improv Theater Executive Director Greg Maughan is the guest on this latest episode of the Gettin’ Close podcast. And it’s a long one. Even when compared to others. I thought of editing this down… then thought of breaking it … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with Roger C. Snair!

In the sweet sixteen episode of the Gettin’ Close Podcast I’m joined by friend of the podcast and friend of life, Brendan Kennedy. We sit down down his Guitly Pleasures cohort, Roger C. Snair and his lady. This was recorded … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with Iron Lung!

It’s the first episode of the new year/season! When we left of last season the podcast was but a nominee for an award, but we return a winner. Yes, this podcast has won “Best Podcast or Web Series” in the … Continue reading

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Gettin Close with Chip Chantry

In the season finale of the Gettin Close podcast I sit down with Philly performer, Chip Chantry. We talk about the usual how-he-got-into-comedy stuff as well as what he does for a living, what you do when you have a … Continue reading

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Gettin Close with King Friday

Although it was recorded weeks ago, I am finally now posting the Gettin Close episode featuring King Friday! The now former PHIT House Team was great enough to get together and chat about all things Friday. From their birth as 3 Mad … Continue reading

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Gettin Close with Aaron Hertzog

After just about two months off the Gettin Close podcast returns! This episode I sit down with Aaron Hertog just two days before he leaves for Los Angeles. Real good chat. Covers all the basic gettin close staples like how … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with Dangerous Fools

Photo by Tom Lovelund In the eleventh episode of the Gettin Close Podcast I sit down with Dangerous Fools! They have become a favorite of mine (and many others) and their shows are not to be missed. Thomas Fowler and … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with Nathan Edmondson

This is the 10th episode! That’s right folks, double digits. You can no longer count the number of podcasts on one hand or foot. And what better way to celebrate our entry into double digits than with an appearance by … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with Doogie Horner

After a short delay between recording to posting, the 9th episode of the Gettin’ Close with Mike Marbach podcast sees the light of day. This was a great talk with a really funny guy, Doogie Horner. Up until this point … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with Greg Proops!

This 8th episode of the Gettin’ Close podcast is one that’s extra special to me. I mean, they’re all special. I love all of them… but this one holds particular weight because the guy that I talk with, as you’ll … Continue reading

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Gettin Close with Rich Talarico

In the 7th episode of the Gettin Close with Mike Marbach podcast I get close with improviser/writer, Rich Talarico. Rich has been improvising for the better part of 20 years having studied in the earlier days of iO with Charna … Continue reading

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Gettin Close with Beirdo

In the 6th episode of the Gettin Close with Mike Marbach podcast, I sit down with improv trio, Beirdo. Beirdo has been performing for about year around Philly and have come to be a favorite among many people. Making up … Continue reading

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Gettin Close with Rob Baniewicz

In this episode I sit down with Philly comedian Rob Baniewicz. Rob has been seen around town for years in different projects most notably the sketch duo “Meg & Rob”, “Hatespeech Committee” and “Camp Woods.” You have my complete permission to break … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with BJ Ellis

A few weeks ago I sat down with busy N Crowder to discuss life, the ever present shortform-longform talk, the N Crowd, his feelings about Philly improv y mucho mas… then got really busy. It’s here now though! Real interesting chat … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Close with Keith Coogan (Adventures in Babysitting)

This is the 3rd episode in the Gettin Close with Mike Marbach podcast. In this episode I journey outside the Philly comedy world and into my childhood by getting close with actor Keith Coogan. Keith was a big child star … Continue reading

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