Episode 4 – Alicia Madrigal

Disclaimer: We’re idiots. You probably already knew that, but if you didn’t, you’ll know it by the end of this episode.

In episode 4 of the Shane and Gain podcast we spout off about transgender folk and the LGBT community, and some of our well-intentioned commentary may come across as insensitive. That’s what happens when straight males try to navigate touchy subjects like gender-identification and non-hetero sexuality. If you’re easily offended, this isn’t the episode for you. (Also for the hyper-sensitive: avoid episode one. Or maybe just skip this podcast altogether, pansy.)

Anyway, we have an awesome guest in the studio/bedroom. Alicia Madrigal never intended to be a comic, but sometimes life chooses your path. Throughout almost a decade in the industry she’s worked with such high profile comedians as Felipe Esparza, Alex Reymundo, and Willie Barcena among other established acts. You’ll hear how she got her start, what it’s like to be a female comedian in a male-dominated field, and how she deals with creepy fans. Also, Shane repeatedly butchers her name, and offers his theory about the Superbowl.

Episode 3 – The Blue Lagoonies Band

In this Santa Cruz-themed episode, Alex and Elijah of the Blue Lagoonies Band explain what it feels like for a couple of non-comedians to watch comics bomb every week. Also, we learn about the breakup of their previous band, and the bad blood that endures. DRAMA. Yessssss.

Note: If you’re a comedian in SC, or in any way associated with the Blue Lagoon, odds are you get a shout-out in this episode. Yay you!