The Downside with Gianmarco Soresi

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Stand up comedian and lifelong cynic Gianmarco Soresi interviews people more famous than him about all the downsides to their life. If you like looking on the bright side of life, f*ck off. This is a podcast where complaining is encouraged, negativity celebrated and silver linings debunked. Misery loves company and when Gianmarco is with company he loves talking about their miseries. You can follow @gianmarcosoresi on all social platforms.

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#103 Throwing Plates with Michael Jenkins
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Chef Michael Jenkins shares the downsides of working a short staffed kitchen on Mother’s Day, what The Bear gets right and wrong about cooking, why it’s racist to dismiss American cuisine as not a real genre, competing in Chopped, and the most recent time he threw a plate.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join the Patreon for ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and MORE. Listen to our live weekly show on AMP, every Tuesday at 4 PM ET. Follow Michael Jenkins on Instagram Visit Michael's website for all the latest updates Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's bi-monthly show in NYC Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
#102 Wetting the Bed with Geoffrey Asmus
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Comedian Geoffrey Asmus and I compare our JFL experiences and then dive into the secrets of getting through sleepovers as a bedwetter, not masturb@ting until you’re 25, the merits of kegel exercising, the importance of smelling your therapist, and if our lovemaking skills are worthy of music. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join the Patreon for ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and MORE. Listen to our live weekly show on AMP, every Tuesday at 4 PM ET. Follow Geoffrey Asmus on Instagram, TikTok, & YouTube See Geoffrey in a city near you Follow Douglas Goodhart on Instagram & check out his website Get tickets to see Uncle Function in LA on September 20 Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
#101 Rating Auschwitz with Shahak Shapira
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Shahak Shapira joins us to discuss why Auschwitz has a 4.5 star rating on Yelp, having a grandfather who died in the Munich massacre, a Florida gun show, a wedding derailed by bees and ways we can use my co-host’s resemblance to Tim Dillon to get more listeners.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join the Patreon for ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and MORE. Listen to our live weekly show on AMP, every Tuesday at 4 PM ET. Follow Shahak on Instagram and TikTok Get tickets to see Shahak in a city near you! Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
#100 Rehab Improv with Lucas Connolly
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We celebrate the 100th episode of The Downside with our second ever live episode and people actually came this time! Lucas Connolly joins as our guest to share the downsides of passing your driver’s test while high on heroin, getting arrested for arson even thought you were trying to put the fire out, having four moms, doing improv in rehab, and stealing a safe from your parents in order to buy drugs only to find out it contains baby pictures. Russell also tells a story his mom told him that will ruin your day! You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join the Patreon for ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and MORE. Listen to our live weekly show on AMP, every Tuesday at 4 PM ET. Follow Lucas Connolly on Instagram and Twitter Check out Lucas' show, Ambush Comedy, every Wednesday at Two Boots Pizza in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
#99 Nobody Likes You with Konnie Metaxa
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NOTE: We did a little bit *too* much complaining in the original version of this episode so this is a slightly edited rerelease of last Tuesday’s interview. If you heard the original NO YOU DIDN’T. Konnie Metaxa (star of the short lived Greek version of Modern Family) joins the podcast to tell Gianmarco that nobody liked him in college and the downsides of your doctors giving you more boob than requested, drinking so much espresso that the barista alerts your friends, getting your stomach pumped, and whether going to school for acting is worth it. Join the Patreon for ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and MORE. Follow Konnie Metaxa on Instagram Check out Konnie's music video Follow Douglas Goodhart on Instagram & check out his website Get tickets to see Uncle Function in LA on September 20 Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 04, 2022
#98 Straight to DVD with Josh Flitter
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Josh Flitter (Ace Ventura Jr.) shares the downsides of starring in Ace Ventura Jr. when he was 13, being told it was going to be a major movie release only to have it go straight to DVD, the most horrifying animatronic panda of all time, what Jim Carrey told him when he found out about the film, and getting dragged online for ruining the Ace Ventura legacy. Gianmarco also reads out his girlfriend's astoundingly good surprise birthday present comedy set.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join the Patreon for ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and MORE. Follow Josh Flitter on Instagram and Twitter Catch Josh at The FRIDAY NIGHT ELECTRIC Improv Jam at The PIT in NYC. Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
#97 Face Eating Cats with Lauryn Petrie
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TRIGGER WARNING: abuse, suicide, death, murder, gore. Today’s episode is about working at a morgue. It’s pretty intense. Ian “The Button Pusher” Fidance filled in as co-host, which is good, because if Russell had been he would have thrown up all over the floor. If this isn’t your bag, all good, but please at least send it to your screwed up friend who loves this stuff.   Former mortician Lauryn Petrie joins to discuss conducting autopsies while listening to Cardi B, the horrors of morgue hazing, freezing bodies until the family can afford a funeral, covid testing corpses, the ethics of stealing from the dead, and why your rescue cat might have a taste for human flesh. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Lauryn Petrie on Instagram and Twitter Listen to Lauryn's podcast, Alien Murder Sex on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
#96 Speaking of Existentialism with Gus Constantellis
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Gus Constantellis shares the downsides of playing his mom, church gigs that want him to keep his homosexuality under wraps (while he's playing his mom), your Greek dad telling you at six-years-old that there's nothing when you die, your Greek mom breaking down about the beloved village goat she was forced to eat as a child, Greek representation in Full House, and immigrant jokes falling flat with all white audiences. I also confront Gus on beating me in a stand-up comedy competition five years ago.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Gus Constantellis on Instagram & TikTok Catch Gus in a city near you Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
#95 The Hood Athlete with Jon Laster
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Jon Laster joins to share why coders are criminals, the downsides of starting an app, getting recruited to college for basketball and then having the dude who recruited you quit, marching for Black Lives Matter but everyone else there is white (and one of them has a drum), and we discuss the ethics of an Uber driver peeing in a bottle. Download Jon's app, Blapp, to find and support Black-owned businesses near you and online. https://www.blappapp.com/ You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Jon Laster on Instagram & Twitter Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
#94 Throwing Frozen Turkeys with Kareem Green
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Kareem Green (Showtime’s Flatbush Misdemeanors) joins to talk about white kids throwing frozen turkeys onto the highway, passing out at Pizza Hut, having a “street person” for a mom, the foster care system, his extremely short lived career selling crack, failing to get a truckers license, and why he used to call Gianmarco “corporate.” You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Kareem Green on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter Watch Kareem in Flatbush Misdemeanors on Showtime Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
#93 Walking The Audience with Corinne Fisher
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Corinne Fisher joins to talk walking audience members, what to do when confronted by quicksand, why good looking people need to stop getting into stand-up comedy, maintaining friendship with a work partner, running your dad’s comedian-run baseball card store after he died, and how lucky it is to be Jewish and Italian yet not as hairy as Gianmarco. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Corinne Fisher on Instagram & Twitter Watch Corinne Fisher's special for free here! Get tickets to see Corinne Fisher in a city near you here Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
#92 Is This Hack with Jaye McBride
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Jaye McBride joins us to share the downsides of stand-up comedians running their trans jokes by you, coming out via e-mail, chewing anti-acids after throwing up to avoid visiting the dentist, getting a hug at your mom’s funeral from your sister-in-law whose husband stopped speaking to you, reconnecting with your niece via Netflix, and Gianmarco shares the most homoerotic experience he ever had. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Jaye McBride on Instagram & Twitter Get tickets to Jaye's Anatomically Incorrect Album Recording on July 19, 2022, in Brooklyn, NY here Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
#91 Coming Out As Psychic with Madalyn Geraldine
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After Gianmarco makes clear that he doesn’t believe in ghosts, Madalyn Geraldine shares the downsides of being a psychic, why we aren’t visited by pre-homo sapiens spirits all the time, signs that your house is haunted, the reason there aren’t a lot of psychic accountants, and then Gianmarco and Russell get full readings (which Russell has not stop talking about it since). You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Madalyn Geraldine on Instagram Visit Madalyn's website for more information on her readings and art: https://www.madalyngeraldine.com/ Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
#90 Calling Poison Control with Dani Fernandez
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Dani Fernandez and I commiserate about being the only ones into Dragon Ball Z at our respective middle schools, why suicidal people still call poison control, group therapy, leaving stand-up comedy, the alarming trend of funeral selfies, what to do about fanbase toxicity, and why I never liked Star Wars (space makes me think about dying) #RIP You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Dani Fernandez on Instagram & Twitter Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
#89 Don’t Save The Tata’s with Caileigh Scott
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Caileigh Scott shares the downsides of being diagnosed with breast cancer on your mom’s birthday, finding out your boobs need to be removed right after buying a new bathing suit, taking your tits for one last spin, deciding how big you want your new tatas to be, and why New York City might be the best place to get breast cancer. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Caileigh Scott on Instagram Curb Caileigh's Cancer Expenses Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
#88 Judged by Trump with Joanne Nosuchinsky
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Joanne Nosuchinsky shares the downsides of being crowned 2013 Miss New York USA, getting bedbugs before the show, Trump not choosing you to advance (but only because he prefers blondes), having a back brace for all of high school, and acting in an interactive parody of The Bachelorette with the hosts of this show. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Joanne Nosuchinsky on Instagram and Twitter Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
#87 Handsome Gay Teacher with Joe Dombrowski
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Joe Dombrowski shares the downsides of not coming out on Ellen, a summer camp for terminally ill children that taught him the power of comedy, having a classroom snake even though it’s expressly against the rules, and all the things people need to stop doing at Disney World. Russell also shares his famous dead fox story. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Joe Dombrowski on Instagram and TikTok See Joe in a city near you Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
#86 You're Headed for Hell with Moses Storm
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Moses Storm (HBO Max's Trash White) joins to talk about the downsides of a Rabbi chickening out halfway through your circumcision, being a member of a cult that is not growing, having your spank-happy mom get into bodybuilding, mustard and chicken smoothies, not getting it up for the love of your life, and being too bad at spelling to engage in Twitter arguments.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Moses Storm on Instagram and Twitter Watch Trash White on HBO Max Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2022
#85 The 6 O’clock Knock with Derrick Eason
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Derrick Eason joins us to talk about being a cruise ship comedian during a global pandemic, the “6 o’clock knock” AKA getting fired, why the cruise staff is no longer allowed to hook up with passengers, and the day Carnival Cruises stopped putting chocolate on the pillows, losing a painting by Salvador Dali, getting slapped long before Chris Rock, and in a new segment Gianmarco is forced to reduce his airline travel to a minute so you keep listening to this podcast.  Follow Derrick Eason on Instagram and Facebook Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2022
#84 The Other Fat Jew with Raanan Hershberg
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Raanan Hershberg shares his thoughts on Spinoza and a recounts and incredibly brief happy ending massage. We also talk about Amsterdam sex shows, keeping kosher in Kentucky, whether an artist is responsible for the way an audience interprets them, guys who can't give straightforward compliments, and pre-show prayer circles.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Raanan Hershberg on Instagram and YouTube Get tickets to see Raanan Hershberg in a city near you Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2022
#83 Never Said I Love You with Zarna Garg
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Stand-up comedian Zarna Garg gives tips on how to lie to your Uber driver and admits that she’s never said “I love you” to her husband. She also shares the downsides of growing up in India, being radicalized by Archie comics and bootleg episodes of Good Times, losing your mother at 14 and immediately having your father try to marry you off, running away and having to develop a sense of humor so her friends parents would want to house her, having a daughter who’s majoring in ceramics, how white people ruined yoga, and whether she should have gone with the arranged marriage.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Zarna Garg on Instagram and Twitter Get tickets to see Zarna in a city near you Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2022
#82 Your Baby is Not Perfect with Tina Friml
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Comedian Tina Friml joins to discuss why your baby is not perfect, how to psychologically torment your high school bullies, figuring out an opening joke to address being disabled, making your stand-up tv debut in your parents garage, telling your friends they need to start wearing deodorant, getting a shoutout on a famous podcast but the host can’t remember your name, and briefly being dead but not remembering if there’s a hereafter. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Tina Friml on Instagram and Twitter Get tickets to see Tina in a city near you Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch or listen to Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon & on Spotify Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2022
#81 The Problem with Jay Jurden
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Our first return guest Jay Jurden joins to talk about writing for The Problem with Jon Stewart (and agreeing with Jon so long as he stays clear of hot takes on X-Men), the challenge of writing jokes that don’t get you sued, his upcoming wedding and his other boyfriend’s role in it, and why lip syncing is destroying art as we know it.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Jay Jurden on Instagram and Twitter Get your tickets for Jay Jurden: Just Jokes in Brooklyn on May 21 Watch The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+ Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC (first Sunday of every month) Get tickets to see Gianmarco Soresi in a city near you Watch or listen to Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon & on Spotify Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
#80 A Second Puberty with Kristofer Thomas
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Comedian Kristofer Thomas breaks down how he would get me canceled after I was thrown out of a Starbucks, what it’s like going through puberty a second time, transitioning at your parents house during a global pandemic, how Sweetgreen made their salad bowls smaller, hot people getting away with wearing organic deodorant, and how writing a persuasive letter to qualify for bottom surgery is kind of like applying for college but with less parental support. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Kristofer Thomas on Instagram and Twitter Read Kristofer Thomas' essay, Dad Used To Have Boobs (And They Were Kind Of Big) Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC Watch or listen to Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon & on Spotify Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
#79 A Visit From The Secret Service with Guy Branum
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Guy Branum (who was once called “unfunny” by Time Magazine) joins to discuss why we are all failures at Judaism, getting a visit from the Secret Service at the behest of Hillary Clinton, knocking almonds in Yuba City, why heterosexual male energy at award shows needs to stop, and whether or not I should be concerned that I’ve been diagnosed me with jaundice by several people on TikTok. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Guy Branum on Instagram and Twitter See Guy in a city near you! Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC Watch or listen to Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon & on Spotify Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
#78 Making Love with a Pliable P#nis with Katie Hannigan
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Comedian Katie Hannigan talks about being flown to Honolulu to do a one-night only performance of a one-woman show called Making Love with a Pliable Penis (later renamed Stop The Men) and how that led her to stand-up comedy. We also discuss the lies we've told to get out of jobs, which date you should reveal you have children, teaching hip hop to five-year-olds, and our parents very different approaches to disclosing medical problems. Russell Daniels is also finally back after recovering from his THIRD bout of covid. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Katie Hannigan on Instagram and Twitter Listen to Katie Hannigan's album, Feeling of Emptiness. Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC Watch or listen to Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon & on Spotify Follow Russell Daniels on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
#77 My Condolences with Ian Lara
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Comedian Ian Lara and guest co-host Jordan Jensen join to discuss what you shouldn't say to someone whose mom just died, taking a dump after your dad passed away, Big Jay Oakerson's legendary funeral set, your cousin using his eulogy to speak out against the vaccine, and just how many people have died from falling air conditioning units. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Ian Lara on Instagram and Twitter Watch Ian Lara's Comedy Central special, Growing Shame Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC Watch or listen to Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon & on Spotify Follow Jordan Jensen on TikTok & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
#76 The Death of an Acting Teacher with Chris Chung
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Chris Chung (Apple TV's Slow Horses) and Gianmarco reminisce about their dead acting teacher with guest co-host Ian Fidance and then move on to lighter topics like improvising with Tracy Morgan, being uncircumcised, Sandy Meisner's secret island for his favorite male students, how Daniel Day-Lewis' star turn in My Left Foot would play today, and performing a play with an audience of one and that one happening to be your dad. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow Chris Chung on Instagram and Twitter Watch Chris Chung in Apple TV's Slow Horses Follow Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube Subscribe to Gianmarco Soresi's email & texting lists Check out Gianmarco Soresi's monthly show in NYC Watch or listen to Gianmarco Soresi's special "Shelf Life" on Amazon & on Spotify Follow Ian Fidance on Twitter & Instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
#75 The Sub That Got Away with Lane Kwederis
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Lane Kwederis shares how she went from waiting tables to foot fetish parties, meeting men at ATM’s in stilettos and a Burberry trench, running your own business in the sex work industry, the ethics of findom (financial domination), and what it’s like when guys she’s dating find out she does improv comedy. Gianmarco also shares his brief findom career and the sub that got away. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow LANE KWEDERIS on instagram and twitter Catch LANE KWEDERIS' improv group, Nightshade, at The Magnet Theater Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
#74 Self-Aware with Josh Johnson
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Josh Johnson joins to discuss growing up in 8 Mile 2 (Alexandria, Louisiana), why dating a comedian is like dating a stripper, using college gigs to get free clothing, and how to react when your friends who should not be having babies have babies.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow JOSH JOHNSON on instagram and twitter Listen to The Josh Johnson Show Podcast here Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
#73 Inside the Unemployed Actors Studio
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On today's episode of The Downside, our producer Paige Asachika interviews Gianmarco and Russell about their generally unsuccessful lives. Gianmarco discusses growing up in the Beverly Hills of Maryland, when his dad dated his kindergarten teacher and then his mom got her fired, and his thankfully brief skater boi phase. Russell shares growing up in Bainbridge, why he loves The Golden Girls, and what he wants for his funeral (to not die). We also discuss the future of the Patreon, deadly subway encounters, and Paige gives us one of the best gifts of all time. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow PAIGE ASACHIKA on instagram Catch the next Uncle Function show here Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
#72 She Touched My Resistance with Casey Cohen
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Casey Cohen (star of Bravo’s Princesses: Long Island and my spin instructor) joins to discuss being on a reality show with the woman who slept with your high school boyfriend, ignoring an old cast member who signed up for your spin class, whether or not our phones are listening, and the horror of apartments without dishwashers. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow CASEY COHEN on instagram Workout with CASEY COHEN here Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
#71 Hearing Aid Sex with DJ Demers
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DJ Demers joins to discuss getting a phone call on his bluetooth hearing aids in the middle of sex, worrying covid will take away one of his four senses, trying to film a comedy special before his wife’s water breaks, splitting a comedian’s salary among a soon-to-be family of three, telling jokes with an ASL interpreter onstage, and how the hell a Canadian got on America’s Got Talent.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow DJ DEMERS on instagram & youtube Watch DJ DEMERS standup here Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
#70 A Cousin Party with Abbi Crutchfield
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Comedian Abbi Crutchfield joins us to discuss being rejected from Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s improv team, mystery dinner theatre, grocery shopping for your significant other, convincing toddlers to eat their vegetables and how we should maybe use those same tactics to get people vaccinated, teaching your kid to stop biting their teachers, and throwing a Zoom cousin party.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Follow ABBI CRUTCHFIELD on instagram & twitter Watch ABBI CRUTCHFIELD on Hulu's Up Early Tonight Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
#69 Banned from REDACTED with Kyle Gordon
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Comedian Kyle Gordon shares how he was banned from a theater after one of his fans throw a glass at the bartender (and other downsides of being a TikTok celebrity). We also talk about having an orthodox dad and a hippie dippy mom, auditioning for commercials with UCB students, the swift death of improv comedy, the anxiety of performing for elementary students, going to a spa with the boys, and whether Russell and I should see each other naked.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow KYLE GORDON on instagram & tiktok See KYLE GORDON in a city near you Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
#67 World’s Biggest Gape with Samantha Ramsdell
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Samantha Ramsdell shares the downsides of applying for a Guinness World Record, using concealer to make your mouth look smaller after your peers compare you to Big Mouth Billy Bass, doing TikTok couple challenges with your non-performer boyfriend, being a child from your mom’s third (of four) marriages, your dad enlisting you as a wingwoman on your 16th birthday, not being able to sleep rawdog, and waxing poopy buttholes. I also finally confront the fact that I’m balding.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow SAMANTHA RAMSDELL on instagram & tiktok See SAMANTHA RAMSDELL in a city near you Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
#65 Watching a Man Drown with Daphnique Springs
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Comedian Daphnique Springs shares the dangers of deep ocean fishing, scales that can cut you to the "white meat, watching a man drown, being a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas and watering down (or liquoring up) drinks for unruly customers, this one guy at the blackjack table who sh!tted himself, dropping out of college ten credits short of a chemistry degree, having a psychic predict you won't be returning to NBC's Kenan, and I shamefully recount the time I paid for a "medium lesbian show" in Hamburg, Germany.  You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow DAPHNIQUE SPRINGS on instagram & facebook Listen to DAPHNIQUE SPRINGS' podcast, Unapologetically Daphnique Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
#63 You Should Be in a Coma with Sam Morrison
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We’re joined by comedian Sam Morrison to discuss being tricked into buying shrooms, having a masseuse clip your toenails unprompted, high school speech and debate, a comedy club hate crime, getting diagnosed with diabetes, and having a hospital lab call you to ask “Are you okay???”, and performing stand-up You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow SAM MORRISON on instagram Watch SAM MORRISON's segment on The Drew Barrymore Show Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
#60 The Upside (Best of The Downside 2021)
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For our annual moment of positivity, we take a look at the best moments from our inaugural year. Russell and I talk through clips of Caleb Hearon, Hannah Berner, Ashley Ray, Alex Brightman, Usama Siddiquee, Monroe Martin, Joanna Hausmann, Mike Recine, clips from patron-only episodes, and a preview from our upcoming episode with Samantha Ramsdell. Speaking of the Patreon! The videos for the two patron-exclusive episodes referenced are now PUBLIC for the first time (#44 The Trolley Problem But With Bill Cosby & George Bush & #46 We Didn't Get SNL) and we've also made public the video of Russell and I breaking down the Quibi gameshow we did last year: Eye Candy. Check them out if you want a preview of what you get for joining the Patreon because we're happy to announce that all patrons will now get FOUR bonus episodes every month along with all sorts of other goodies. Join here to help me support my delusions for this podcast. New episode next week with comedian Sam Morrison. Thanks for being a part of our first year. Here's to The Downside outlasting America!!! Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Paige Asachika, Fawn Sullivan & Gianmarco Soresi Videos edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
#59 We Didn't Laugh Once with Alex Edelman
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Fresh off his highly lauded Off-Broadway one man show getting delayed by Omicron, Alex Edelman joins us to discuss graduating from NYU as a virgin, Reselling Bowen Yang’s textbooks, Israel’s gun control policy, lying about having a twin on Conan, losing your virginity at 23 to a divorcée, growing up in Boston as part of “The Jack Daniel’s of Orthodox Judaism”, Spotify removing both our comedy albums, being so STD-free the doctor thinks you’re still a virgin, why you shouldn’t mention Hitler in your SAT essay, and how to handle an audience member who tells you, “We didn’t laugh once.” You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow ALEX EDELMAN on twitter & instagram See ALEX EDELMAN'S show, Just For Us Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
#58 Divorcing a Mime with DeAnne Smith
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DeAnne Smith shares the downsides of going to clown school right after a breakup, marrying a mime/engineer to get into Canada, teaching English in a Mexican war zone, and touring Australia after your mom dies. We also ask is it wrong to eat carrots and hummus during a zoom funeral? You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow DEANNE SMITH on twitter & instagram See DEANNE SMITH perform in a city near you Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
#56 Buddy the Man with Jonothon Lyons
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Jonothon Lyons AKA Buddy the Rat joins us to discuss the downsides of humorous urologists, interactive vs immersive shows, missing the end of Sleep No More, college science classes inspiring you to leave religion for drugs, joining Blue Man Group with no discernible drumming skills, whether theater degrees are worth it, the struggles of copyrighting art, and Buddy’s first appearance where he was utterly naked with his poor brother in the audience. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow BUDDY THE RAT (JONOTHON LYONS) on tiktok & instagram Get BUDDY THE RAT merch here Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
#55 Slapping a Dead Pig with Caitlin Peluffo
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Stand-up comic Caitlin Peluffo joins us to discuss cursing Peloton teachers, squeaky clean boyfriends, opening for Brian Regan, slapping a dead pig for art, liking everything about soccer except for the running aspect, how the DC Sniper ended my 5th grade soccer season, preparing for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert like an athlete, and jizz raccoons. I wanted to call this episode Jizz Racoons with Caitlin Peluffo but was worried Apple would take it down. Jizz raccoons. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow CAITLIN PELUFFO on twitter & instagram Listen to CAITLIN PELUFFO's podcast, Good Time Gal See CAITLIN PELUFFO perform in a city near you Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
#53 Chaz Bono Jokes with Grace Freud
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Grace Freud joins us to discuss the optimistic underbelly of Rick and Morty, converting to Judaism, having uncle-supervised visits with your alcoholic father who still somehow had three girlfriends, a Chaz Bono joke she wrote for ClickHole that didn’t go over so well on twitter, getting trolled by Harry Styles fans, and hairstylists instagrams that never seem to post the haircut they just gave you. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow GRACE FREUD on twitter Buy GRACE FREUD's graphic novel, Swimmy and the Valley of the Last Song Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
#52 Mohanad Elshieky is Not a CIA Operative
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The NYPD almost made Gianmarco miss a spot at at the Comedy Cellar and after complaining about that for a bit, Mohanad Elshieky shares what the police (or lack thereof) are like in Libya, the frustration of having your cartoons interrupted by Gaddafi speeches, living under a government that openly admits listening to your phone calls, helping translate for English-speaking journalists and then being accused of working with the CIA, hearing comedians complain about cancel culture when you’ve literally been shot at for your work, moving from Benghazi to Portland and then applying for political asylum because the government is looking for you, and we end by celebrating the end of pandemic comedy. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow MOHANAD ELSHIEKY on twitter & instagram Listen to MOHANAD ELSHIEKY's podcast I'm Sorry Watch MOHANAD ELSHIEKY's Comedy Central set Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
#50 Tomato Sauce Merch with Mike Recine
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Comedian Mike Recine ruthlessly rips into the c*m towel merch I sell after shows and tells me I’ll earn his artistic respect after I burn them all in a fire (dm me if you want to buy one). We also talk about the homemade tomato sauce he used to sell after shows, growing up in New Jersey, having an autistic little brother who’s not so little anymore, the time he helped me move and I killed the U-Haul battery, cooking for your significant other, having your significant other and mother conspire to secretly sell your smoker, how much our semen is worth, and the unbearableness of theater kids when you have a real man’s job. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow MIKE RECINE on twitter & instagram Listen to MIKE RECINE's podcast The Sitdown Watch MIKE RECINE's Conan set Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
#49 Unicorn Hunters with Kate Willett
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Kate Willett joins us to talk about the downsides of unicorn hunters, using dating apps as a bi woman, ticket processing fees, Olive Garden, Christian summer camp, asking “What’s it like to be gay?” in early AOL chatrooms, agnostic prayers, stumping for the left and (usually) losing, whether it's necessary to come out as "kinky" to your parents, parents who live separately but stayed married, and the cult tactics of Christian summer camps. My girlfriend also makes a surprise appearance at the end even though we discussed I would be recording until 6. No full video this week because I screwed up the cameras - but we'll be back next week with full video for our episode with Mike Recine. Sorry for being a dumbass! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow KATE WILLETT on twitter & instagram Catch KATE WILLETT on tour Listen to KATE WILLETT's podcast: Reply Guys Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
#47 Balcony Friends with Mark Normand
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Mark Normand shares the downsides of losing your virginity to a 55-year-old woman when you’re 16 while her husband entertains your friends on the balcony and not realizing that’s f*cked up until your therapist points it out in your 30’s. We talk about other stuff, too, but that should be enough for you to listen. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow MARK NORMAND on twitter & instagram Watch MARK NORMAND's special, "Out To Lunch" Listen to MARK NORMAND's podcasts: Tuesdays with Stories & We Might be Drunk Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
#46 Sweetgreen is Too Expensive with Dana Donnelly
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Our guest, comedian Dana Donnelly, once tweeted that Sweetgreen was too expensive and got a $100 gift card from them but that may have had more to do with her 170,000 Twitter followers. She joins us to talk about my struggles to buy my girlfriend a gift in a Michigan sex store, going on a first date where he finds out mid-date that his best friend died, flying home from college without knowing for sure if your dad died, quarantining with your boyfriend and sister, telling your younger siblings that their memories are not real, growing up in Palo Alto and running into Mark Zuckerberg, and why the hell Tacoma wouldn’t change their name after The Tacoma Method. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow DANA DONNELLY on twitter & instagram Listen to DANA DONNELLY's podcast Young Old Find DANA DONNELLY's upcoming Funnilingus dates HERE Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
#45 Stuck in the Comments with Hannah Berner
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Russell watched all of Summer House (for the second time) to prepare for our episode with comedian Hannah Berner. We talk about fake laughter, fake orgasms, a corporate gig where I got booed for making a joke about ExxonMobil, how Dave Chappelle is “stuck in the comments”, thinking you’re the Ruth Bader Ginsburg of reality television, the awkwardness of reunion episodes, ego death, being one of the top 250 tennis players in the world for girls 14 and under and then getting the yips, using the bathroom at a Buffalo wings convention, and how pit bulls get a bad rap. Not for nothin’, it’s a great episode. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow HANNAH BERNER on twitter & instagram Listen to HANNAH BERNER's podcast BERNING IN HELL Find HANNAH BERNER's upcoming tour dates HERE Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
#43 The Houdini Hole with Doug Benson
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Doug Benson shares the secrets of the Houdini Hole and why it’s vastly superior to the Houdini Museum. We also discuss the scammer that’s targeting stand-up comedians, growing up in San Diego and taking school field trips to Mork & Mindy tapings, not getting bullied in high school because your older brother is on the football team but then he graduates, getting cast as Santa instead of Jesus, smoking pot in hotels, being an extra, a stand-in, a Universal Studios tour guide, and we conclude that the best comedy special would be one where the audience members are allowed to drive over the comedian. You can watch full video of this episode HERE! Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow DOUG BENSON on twitter & instagram Listen to DOUG BENSON's podcast DOUG LOVES MOVIES Find DOUG BENSON's upcoming tour dates HERE Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
#42 Pulling Out with Ian Fidance
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Ian Fidance joins us to talk about changing antidepressants during a global pandemic, the hidden romance of finishing on your partner, how to get hit by a car while riding a bike, trying to trick your therapist into thinking you’re on heroin, publicly listening to canceled musicians, being so old you get injured in your sleep, getting gifts to make up for losing your dad, and being bisexual. You can watch the full video of this episode HERE Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, two BONUS episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow IAN FIDANCE on instagram & twitter Watch IAN FIDANCE's comedy here Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Video edited by Spencer Sileo Special Thanks Tovah Silbermann Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
#40 Cremated in a Tom Brady Jersey with Josh Gondelman
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Recorded three minutes after Gianmarco found out his dad was getting open heart surgery, Josh Gondelman joins us to share the downsides of balding at 19, teaching preschool, starting comedy in Boston, speaking and/or singing at your grandparents’ funerals, only being able to cry at Ted Lasso, and people who say “your joke isn’t helping.” It wasn’t easy but we got some negativity out of him. You can watch the full video of this episode HERE Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, TWO bonus episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow JOSH GONDELMAN on instagram & twitter Watch JOSH GONDELMAN's comedy here Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
#39 Getting Called a B*tch by Dave Chappelle with Jason Zinoman
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New York Times Comedy Critic Jason Zinoman shares the downsides of being called a bitch by Dave Chappelle on Broadway, giving someone a bad review then finding out they live in your apartment, only having three columns a month to cover comedy in the New York Times, reviewing Pete Davidson, Louis CK, and The Fringe Festival, tv shows about rich people that aren't really critiquing them, and I somehow got him to call my podcast "necessary", a pull quote I will be using for the rest of my life. You can watch the full video of this episode HERE Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, TWO bonus episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow JASON ZINOMAN on twitter Read JASON ZINOMAN's NYT articles here Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
#38 Church Therapy with Ashton Womack
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Comedian Ashton Womack discusses the downsides of growing up in Houston, church therapy, having a dad who’s also a stand-up comedian (his dad), having a dad who cheated (our dads), having a dad who keeps telling you to write a one-man show called “My Wife’s Boob Job” (my dad), eating vs drinking in the shower, the concept of nostalgia, the lack of NYC bug diversity, attending a school with metal detectors at one of two entrances, and Russell comes swinging HARD for Mandy Patinkin. You can watch the full video of this episode HERE Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, TWO bonus episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow ASHTON WOMACK on instagram, youtube, & twitter Watch ASHTON WOMACK's comedy here Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
#37 Childhood Whoopings with Jeff Wright
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Jeff Wright (Late Night with Seth Meyers) shares the downsides of growing up in Florida, fighting off wild alligators with the power of prayer, Disney World turkey legs, getting guilted into buying candy from your TikTok fans, being the C.E.O. of Happy, and we wax philosophical about beating your kids. You can watch the full video of this episode HERE Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, TWO bonus episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow JEFF WRIGHT on instagram, tiktok, youtube, & twitter Watch JEFF WRIGHT on Late Night with Seth Meyers here Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
#35 Foster Care with Monroe Martin
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Monroe Martin shares the downside of being put in fifteen different foster homes, getting choked by your mom’s new husband until your sister puts a knife to his throat, having a testicle that looks like a bag of gummy worms and the surgery to get it fixed, a therapist soliciting you after seeing your set, and we talk about the time a heckler tried to fight him at a comedy club and I stood in the way in hopes of getting an audition out of it. You can watch the full video of this episode HERE Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, TWO bonus episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow MONROE MARTIN on instagram, tiktok, youtube, & twitter Watch MONROE MARTIN's comedy here Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
#34 Panda Porn with Ashley Gavin
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Ashley Gavin shares the downsides of being the first openly gay cruise ship comedian, getting your butthole waxed, producing your own comedy tour, inspiring her fans to leave their husbands and come out of the closet, following drag queens at an Oklahoma City pride show, being an Ellen Degeneres fan, leaving a computer science job at MIT for stand-up comedy, getting banned from TikTok for talking about panda porn, teaching women to code, and having a TED Talk go viral but the audience wasn’t mic’d so you can’t tell how hard they were actually laughing. BEEN THERE!!! You can watch the full video of this episode HERE Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes the Friday before they're released on Tuesday, TWO bonus episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep my delusions alive. Follow ASHLEY GAVIN on instagram, tiktok, youtube, & twitter Listen to ASHLEY GAVIN's podcast WE'RE HAVING GAY SEX Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Part of the Authentic Podcast Network Original music by Douglas Goodhart Special thanks Tovah Silbermann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
#33 The Troubled Teen Industry with Misha Osherovich
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Misha Osherovich shares the downsides of having parents who fled from Russia, not knowing what 'gay' means until you’re 9, getting kicked out of two public high schools in one year, being thrown into the troubled teen industry, going straight from that to musical theater college, and coming out as non-binary during a global pandemic. You can watch full video of this episode HERE Also, after the episode, there is a bonus excerpt from our Patreon-exclusive "The Downside of Celebrity Encounters" (Episode #7) where our friend/theme music composer Douglas Goodhart recounts the traumatic Q&A he did with Billy Joel. Join the Patreon and for $5. a month you can listen to that + all previous patron-exclusive episodes + get early ad-free episodes + two BONUS episodes (audio & video) +++ the good feeling you're helping support my delusions. Follow MISHA OSHEROVICH on instagram & twitter Visit MISHA OSHEROVICH's website Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
#31 Burning in a Lake of Fire with Caleb Hearon
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Caleb Hearon shares the downsides of growing up in Missouri, first learning what being gay means in church, growing up with parents who were just friends, working as an administrative assistant at an ad agency, finding out there’s an account dedicated to posting your old deleted tweets, having a mom who tells her friends you’re on SNL when you’re not, the overuse of the word “trauma”, and I play the cameo of him my girlfriend got me for Chanukah. then My lovely gf Tovah Silbermann let me try out a podcast idea with her I’ve had for a while (Shalom Bias) and it’s at the end of the episode. If you hate our relationship and prefer thinking of me as a single, possibly bisexual bachelor do not worry it’s a one off - but if you dig it let me know your thoughts and maybe we’ll do something with it as it's own thing someday. Watch full video of this episode HERE Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes, TWO bonus episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep this thing going. Follow CALEB HEARON on twitter, instagram, & tiktok Listen to CALEB HEARON's podcast Keeping Records Watch CALEB HEARON on The Drew Barrymore Show Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Produced by Fawn Sullivan, Paige Asachika, & Gianmarco Soresi Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
#30 Imaginary Grenades with Usama Siddiquee
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Usama Siddiquee shares the downsides of tutoring kids in math, growing up in Plano, Texas, having a brother who married their cousin, his family throwing an intervention for him to quit stand-up comedy, asking his mom to say “I’m proud of you” for his America’s Got Talent segment, staying at a fan’s house that was filled with dog hair but no dog, and we discuss his original opening joke where he threw an imaginary grenade at an audience member and shouted “YOU’RE DEAD!” Watch full video of this episode HERE Join The Downside Patreon for early ad-free episodes, TWO bonus episodes a month (AUDIO & VIDEO), + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep this thing going. Follow USAMA SIDDIQUEE on instagram, tiktok, & twitter Listen to USAMA SIDDIQUEE's Mango Bae podcast & join their patreon Watch USAMA SIDDIQUEE crush the first round of America's Got Talent Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
#28 Blacking Out with Maddy Smith
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Maddy Smith shares the downsides of living close to the Colgan Air Flight 3407 crash, getting too high at the Wild ‘n Out wrap party, not getting into her college a capella group so she became the editor in chief of the school newspaper but they didn't appreciate her sense of humor, blacking out, Lexapro, NYC public restrooms, and I confront her about the time she told me to “quit comedy” after my first roast battle. If only I had listened. Watch full video of this episode HERE Join The Downside Patreon for TWO bonus episodes every month (AUDIO & VIDEO) without any awkward commercial breaks + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep this thing going. Follow MADDY SMITH on instagram, tiktok, twitter, & youtube Join MADDY SMITH's patreon Get tickets to MADDY SMITH's taping at Zanies Nashville 8/2+8/3 Visit MADDY SMITH's website Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
#27 Imprisoned Father-in-Law with Christian Finnegan
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Christian Finnegan shares the downsides of having an imprisoned father-in-law, still being recognized as the guy who gets choked out on Chappelle's Show, open-heart surgery, making a sex playlist with CD's, and being a master impressionist but only of NY1 news anchors. I also complain about the two new La Croix flavors (Beach Plum & Limoncello) because they're disgusting.  Join The Downside Patreon for TWO bonus episodes every month (AUDIO & VIDEO) without any awkward commercial breaks + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep this thing going. Follow CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN’s twitter Visit CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN's website Watch CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN's set on James Corden Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
#25 Duct Taped to a Chair with Ahri Findling
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Ahri Findling joins us to discuss the downside of having grandparents that survived the Holocaust, not going through puberty until he was 18, a middle school rumor that he only had one testicle and Gianmarco takes one of the most poorly timed commercial breaks of all time. You can also see full video of this episode HERE. Join The Downside Patreon for TWO bonus episodes every month (AUDIO & VIDEO) without any awkward commercial breaks + the good feeling inside that you're helping keep this thing going. Watch AHRI FINDLING's half-hour comedy special Follow AHRI FINDLING’s tiktok, twitter & instagram Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
#24 Gatekeeping Dads with Ashley Ray
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Comedian Ashley Ray shares the downsides of going to musical theater camp the day after her dad's funeral, being accused of gatekeeping dads on Father's Day, and shoplifting at 19 with her fiancé while maybe on Percocet? It's funny, it's sad, it's The Downside with (Emmy-nominated) Gianmarco Soresi. Join The Downside Patreon for TWO bonus episodes every month (AUDIO & VIDEO) + the good feeling inside that you're helping to keep this thing going. Watch ASHLEY RAY's HBO set Listen to ASHLEY RAY's podcast TV, I Say w/ Ashley Ray Join ASHLEY RAY's Patreon Visit ASHLEY RAY’s website Follow ASHLEY RAY’s twitter & instagram Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
#22 Booed Off Stage at The Apollo with Ted Alexandro
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Stand-up comedy legend Tex Alexandro shares the downsides of getting booed off stage at The Apollo after performing with his rap group "Brotherly Love", being blacklisted from comedy clubs when he fought for a pay raise, teaching music to middle schoolers, and opening for Jim Gaffigan. Gianmarco also complains about his friend's destination wedding in Hawaii that he was asked to perform at for free and part of him hopes his friend sees this episode description and at least offers him a hotel room for f*ck's sake.  Join The Downside Patreon for full video of this episode or see an extended YouTube clip HERE. Listen to TED ALEXANDRO’s new album The Lost Record Join TED ALEXANDRO’s Patreon Visit TED ALEXANDRO’s website Follow TED ALEXANDRO’s twitter, instagram, & youtube Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
#21 Lukas Arnold Takes a $700 Uber
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TikTok star Lukas Arnold joins the Downside to rub his superior John Mulaney impression in Gianmarco’s face. We also talk about being in the middle of a lawsuit between your parents, the rules for impersonating celebrities of a different race, TSA thinking your mom is taking you hostage because of her last name, your dad forgetting your goddamn birthday, and taking a $700 Uber to see your dad for the last time. If you have dad this episode is extra for you!! Join The Downside Patreon for early, ad-free episodes and bonus ones on the 1st and 15th of every month. Even if you don't want to listen to them, it's a lovely way to support Gianmarco's delusions of grandeur. We also just added videos of all episodes. Wow. Follow LUKAS ARNOLD on tiktok, instagram, youtube & twitter Listen to LUKAS ARNOLD’s Two Nosy Meerkats podcast Visit LUKAS ARNOLD's website Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
#20 What Happens When Your Therapist Dies with Carmen Lynch
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6-foot-tall-stand-up comedian Carmen Lynch (The Tonight Show, Inside Amy Schumer) joins us to talk about the downsides of wearing a back brace in high school, having a geriatric therapist, the time she almost got me killed driving back to NYC from Bananas Comedy Club, and Russell shares the time his masseuse started clipping his toenails unprompted. Join The Downside Patreon for early, ad-free episodes and bonus ones on the 1st and 15th of every month. Even if you don't want to listen to them, it's a lovely way to support Gianmarco's delusions of grandeur. We're also adding video on 6/22!!! Follow CARMEN LYNCH on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Listen to CARMEN LYNCH’s The Human Centipod podcast Watch CARMEN LYNCH’s Tonight Show set Visit CARMEN LYNCH's website Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
#18 Tweeting Through Grief with Michael Cruz Kayne
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Michael Cruz Kayne (Late Night with Seth Meyers) shares the downsides of going viral for grief, talking about your son’s death at comedy clubs, being comforted online by Monica Lewinsky, having a mom who only says I love you in the third person, and the episode ends with the daddest dad joke of all time. Join The Downside Patreon for early, ad-free episodes and bonus ones on the 1st and 15th of every month. Even if you don't want to listen to them, it's a lovely way to support Gianmarco's delusions of grandeur. We're also adding video on 6/22!!! Read MICHAEL CRUZ KAYNE's viral twitter thread Follow MICHAEL CRUZ KAYNE on twitter, instagram, and youtube Watch MICHAEL CRUZ KAYNE's Seth Meyers set Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
#17 Shrooms on an Empty Stomach with Myq Kaplan
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Myq Kaplan (The Tonight Show, America's Got Talent, Comedy Central) might be too positive for this podcast but we kinda got him to talk about the downside of doing shrooms on an empty stomach, summer camp infidelity, and people who say they really want to go vegan but it's just too hard!!! Listen to MYQ KAPLAN's new album A.K.A. Check out one of MYQ KAPLAN's Just For Laughs sets Listen to MYQ KAPLAN's podcasts Broccoli and Ice Cream & The Faucet Specifically here's THE EPISODE GIANMARCO WAS ON Join MYQ KAPLAN's Patreon Why was the last episode #15 and this is #17? Because there are two Patreon-exclusive episodes released every month! Check out The Downside Patreon and for just $5/month you'll get ad-free, day-early regular episodes + two bonus episodes/month. We'll also be adding videos of the full episodes there as soon as I can figure out why my GoPro's keep overheating! See GIANMARCO SORESI headline The Tiny Cupboard (1717 Broadway, Brooklyn) TONIGHT at 9PM Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's monthly-ish mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
#15 A Schizophrenic Love Story with Atsuko Okatsuka
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Atsuko Okatsuka (Let's Go Atsuko!) visits from LA to share the downsides of thinking your grandma is taking you on vacation as a kid from Japan to California only to find out you were actually moving there, schizophrenic moms, being a "nice comedian", and vacationing in the dessert. Gianmarco also tries a new bit with Russell that bombs spectacularly and he spirals about it for the rest of the episode. Dedicated to the memory of Russell's dog, Hennessy. Join The Downside Patreon for ad-free episodes and bonus ones on the 1st and 15th of every month. Even if you don't want to listen to them, it's a lovely way to support Gianmarco's delusions of grandeur. Follow ATSUKO OKATSUKA on instagram, twitter, & youtube Watch ATSUKO OKATSUKA's short on Hulu Listen to ATSUKO OKATSUKA's stand up comedy album But I Control Me Visit ATSUKO OKATSUKA's website Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2021
#14 Overoptimistic Doctors with Joanna Hausmann
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Joanna Hausmann (Bill Nye Saves The World, Hyphenated) shares the downsides of skin cancer, overoptimistic doctors, replying to work e-mails after anesthesia, and a school teacher of hers who stabbed himself in the heart after confessing he tranquilized kids with double stuff Oreos. This episode also sets the record for most times I had to bleep out names. Join The Downside Patreon for ad-free episodes and bonus episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month. Once we hit 25 we're gonna start adding video, too!!! Follow JOANNA HAUSMANN on instagram, youtube, twitter, facebook, & tiktok Listen to JOANNA HAUSMANN's podcast Hyphenated Visit JOANNA HAUSMANN's website Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's monthly mailchimp e-blast Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2021
#12 Bribing a Cop with Period Panties with Emma Willmann
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Emma Willmann (My Crazy Ex Girlfriend) and Gianmarco have collectively failed the driving test 11 times but Emma is the only one who once tried to bribe a cop from giving her a speeding ticket by offering him unlimited period panties from the period panties company sponsoring her podcast. That company is now out of business but she swears it had nothing to do with the incident. We talk about the downsides of non-realistic strap-ons, opening for Louis CK and honestly the whole cop bribing story should have been enough for you to just listen so I’m not even going to list a third thing. Join The Downside Patreon for ad-free episodes and bonus ones on the 1st and 15th of every month. Even if you don't want to listen to them, it's a lovely way to support Gianmarco's delusions of grandeur. Follow EMMA WILLMANN on instagram, tiktok, youtube, and twitter Listen to EMMA WILLMANN's podcast 'Inside The Closet' Watch EMMA WILLMANN's Late Show with Stephen Colbert set Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2021
#11 Giving Birth During a Global Pandemic with Jessica Frey
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Jessica Frey (Sense & Sensibility, Netflix's The Characters) shares the one or two downsides of giving birth during a global pandemic. This was originally going to be a Patreon-exclusive episode but her story was so good that felt like releasing Lord of The Rings on Peacock. We talk about the horrors of holding babies on roofs, facts about women's bodies me and my co-host should have already known, and just how much poop comes out with the baby. Join The Downside Patreon for ad-free episode and bonus ones on the 1st & 15th of every month. See Jessica (and Gianmarco and Russell) at their sketch team Uncle Function's first live show back 7PM Friday May 21st at Asylum NYC Follow JESSICA FREY on instagram, twitter & her website Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2021
#9 Disinvited to Shabbat with Jake Cohen
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Notoriously terrible chef Gianmarco Soresi welcomes NYTimes best selling author JAKE COHEN (Jew-ish: A Cookbook) to talk about the downsides of culinary school, working in a test kitchen, Zoom shabbats and why Gianmarco's birthright bar mitzvah doesn't really count. Co-host Russell Daniels, the only non-Jew in the room, also brags about playing Tevye in Fiddler on The Roof three times before he was 22. Join The Downside Patreon for ad-free and bonus episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month. We just released The Downside of Celebrity Encounters and May 1st is The Downside of Having a Family in Politics with Chris Cafero. Follow JAKE COHEN on instagram, tiktok, & twitter Buy JAKE COHEN's NYTimes best selling cookbook Jew-Ish: A Cookbook Watch GIANMARCO SORESI's $5 Zoom show Non-Essential Comedy 8PM EST TONIGHT!!! Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram Watch RUSSELL DANIELS in Characters Welcome 8PM Wednesday on the JFL facebook page Buy tickets to our sketch team UNCLE FUNCTION's show 7PM May 21st at the Asylum NYC E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
#8 How to Survive a Moose Attack with SallyAnn Hall
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Moose and bears and pedophiles, oh my! Stand-up comedian/Alaskan SALLYANN HALL (winner of the 2017 She Devil Comedy Festival) joins us to talk about the downsides of growing up in Alaska, getting a dog in quarantine, being an au pair to a family of Italian jockeys, and pornography. Gianmarco also talks about how he almost got put on the no-fly list from yelling “F#CK” (to himself!) at an airport in Wisconsin. This is a very negative/good episode.  Join The Downside Patreon for ad-free and bonus episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month. This month's bonus episodes explore the downsides of funerals and celebrity encounters. Fun and sad! Follow SALLYANN HALL on twitter & instagram See her virtual show 'Half-Baked Alaskan' May 28th, 29th, 30th, & 31st Listen to SALLYANN HALL & IRENE FAGAN MERROW’s podcast ‘Good Pornin’ America' Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
#6 Jay Jurden
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On what was supposed to be the first episode of The Downside, my co-host's wife was in a room with someone who had coronavirus so he couldn't join, which felt fitting given the "theme" of this "podcast". Thank god my guest was stand-up comedian/friend JAY JURDEN. We talked the downsides of growing up in Mississippi, being in a throuple, and the only person I would let eat my @ss. Are you allowed to be graphic in these podcast episode descriptions? We'll see! Follow JAY JURDEN on twitter, instagram, & tiktok Watch JAY JURDEN's Tonight Show set JAY JURDEN shirtless Wondering where episode #5 is? It's on the Patreon! Join The Downside Patreon for ad-free and bonus episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month. This month we have The Downside of Funerals (4/1) and The Downside of Celebrity Encounters (4/15). Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show (and suggest your own 'This Has Gotta Stop') at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
#4 Alex Brightman
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Today's guest and I have a lot in common, we both went to college for musical theater, we both acted in the upcoming Billy Crystal/Tiffany Haddish movie Here Today, he's performed in Broadway's Beetlejuice, School of Rock, Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked and Glory Days, and I've seen several of those shows. ALEX BRIGHTMAN is our guest and I did everything I could to find the downsides to having the life I've always dreamed of. We talked growing up in Saratoga, going to a Jesuit prep school while being Jewish, getting death threats on instagram, and how Alex ends confrontations with people who unapologetically bump into him on the street (a steely "lead with compassion.") We also play audio from one of my girlfriend's night terror episodes WHICH SHE SAID I COULD DO! Join The Downside Patreon for ad-free and bonus episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month. This month's bonus episodes explore the downsides of funerals and celebrity encounters. Fun and sad! Follow ALEX BRIGHTMAN on twitter Watch ALEX BRIGHTMAN's Tony Awards performance as Beetlejuice on youtube Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
#3 Fumi Abe
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We interrogate the RECENTLY single comedian FUMI ABE (@thefumiabe) about all the downsides of living alone for the first time in seven years. Once we've all stopped crying, he discusses moving from Chiba, Japan to Columbus, Ohio as a kid, auditioning for a popular reality show about Americans having talent, and this didn’t come up but Gianmarco wants to mention he once beat Fumi in the 2019 Devil Cup Comedy Competition. Follow FUMI ABE on twitter, instagram, & tiktok Listen to FUMI ABE's podcast "Asian Not Asian" Join The Downside Patron for ad-free and bonus episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month. This week we have The Downside of Funerals (4/1) and The Downside of Celebrity Encounters (4/15). Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show (and suggest your own 'This Has Gotta Stop') at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
#2 Kenice Mobley
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This week we’re joined by The Tonight Show’s KENICE MOBLEY (@kenicemobley) to dish on the downsides of strip clubs, dating in New York City, making your late night debut during a global pandemic, and college cafeteria shows. We also breakdown once and for all the difference between a horse girl and a cat lady, which has surprisingly little to do with horse or cat ownership.  Follow KENICE MOBLEY on twitter & instagram Watch KENICE MOBLEY's Tonight Show set Listen to KENICE MOBLEY's podcast 'Love About Town' Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram E-mail the show (and suggest your own 'This Has Gotta Stop') at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Join The Downside patreon Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
#1 Matthew Broussard
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On the premiere episode of The Downside, GIANMARCO SORESI (@gianmarcosoresi) and RUSSELL DANIELS (@russjdaniels) welcome stand up comic MATTHEW BROUSSARD (@mondaypunday) to discuss the downsides of being ridiculously good-looking, growing up in Corpus Christi, helping his peers cheat on math tests so they'd finally be his friend, too many Broadway stars being on Law & Order: SVU, and non-Jews playing Jews in tv/film, which is only a problem for shows it's too late for Gianmarco to be on. Follow MATTHEW BROUSSARD on twitter, instagram, & tiktok Listen to MATTHEW BROUSSARD's podcast 'She Does Stand Up Too' Follow RUSSELL DANIELS on twitter & instagram Follow GIANMARCO SORESI on twitter, instagram, tiktok, & youtube Check out GIANMARCO SORESI's special 'Shelf Life' on amazon & on spotify Subscribe to GIANMARCO SORESI's mailchimp E-mail the show (and suggest your own 'This Has Gotta Stop') at TheDownsideWGS@gmail.com Join The Downside patreon Original music by Douglas Goodhart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
The Downside with Gianmarco Soresi
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The trailer for The Downside with Gianmarco Soresi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021