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Media Makers: James Kamp

On the third episode of our Media Makers mini-series, Pat welcomes James Kamp into the Kitchen Studios. James is the all around crazy person who runs The goal of the site is to produce a comprehensive comedy media blog/site that supports and promotes the Chicago (as well as national) stand up comedy scene. It’s a great resource for anyone who is new to the Chicago comedy scene, as well as anyone looking to find a hilarious show to attend.

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Media Makers: Joe Avella

On the second episode of the Media Makers mini series, Pat invites filmmaker Joe Avella into the Kitchen Studios. The podcast kicks off with a conversation about doing creative services as a career, freelancing, the drawbacks/benefits of the eight hour work day, and getting paid to work on your craft. The guys move into writing web shorts and how there is not really a “right way” to be doing things.

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Media Makers: Kyle Scanlan

On this P&HS Extra, Pat invites Kyle Scanlan into the Kitchen to discuss the nuts and bolts of running a comedy website. Kyle is the creator of The Whiskey Journal, which is a satirical news outlet with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Taiwan, North Korea and the moon. The guys get into creating new content, working with contributors, web site monetization, and the struggles of being another somewhat out of shape guy with a beard in the comedy scene.