Episode 66 with Tom Bomb
May 22nd, 2020
Performing on Psychedelics
What would happen if you gave a bunch of comedians psychedelics and then asked them to get on stage and do their act? Find out as I talk with Tom Bomb, a comedian and the producer of The Psychadelics Pshyo (pronounced "show), a monthly underground performance/social experiment that results in hilarity and artistic entertainment. One episode in a series of more to come exploring the topic of microdosing for creativity and healing. Music by Dan Cantrell.
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Tom Bomb, Comedian
Up-and-coming stand-up comedian Tom Bomb is not afraid to say all those dirty, inappropriate thoughts that you’ve been thinking but were afraid to say out loud! In fact, he thrives on it! Tom got his start in Sacramento, CA and now resides in Las Vegas, NV. He has opened for Bill Bellamy, performed at the Savage Henry Magazine Comedy Festival, The Comedy Store, San Jose Improv, Cobb’s in San Francisco, the Punch Line in Sacramento and San Francisco, as well as other venues throughout California and Nevada.
Tom’s engaging demeanor, creative storytelling, and unique delivery style, sometimes with impressions, make him popular with audiences who appreciate humor with an edge. He is not one to shy away from drawing upon his own experiences, good and bad, to entertain an audience. He can speak with candor about being in jail and its obvious disadvantages one minute, and then will quickly add an original raunchy twist to the experience the next. His point of view is refreshing and clever and his presence adds a hilarious, foul-mouthed spice to comedy, making him one of its rising stars. Because he speaks his mind, his insightful, no-holds-barred views and personal stories on popular topics such as being incarcerated, sobriety, and sex, definitely make him one to watch. Follow him on Instagram: @psychedelicpshyo
Holly Shaw, CHT is a performance coach, creativity researcher and stand up comedian and has spent a lifetime in film, T.V. and on professional stages all over the world as an actor, dancer, and director. She has helped hundreds of artists, from Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated artists to world class choreographers overcome their anxiety, stage fright, impostor syndrome, and creative blocks so that they can create original work and totally crush it on stage again and again without feeling like they're selling out or losing their sanity. In 2016, Shaw wrote and published, The Creative Formula: Compose, Choreograph, and Capture Your Masterpiece which has become an Amazon bestseller. The Performers & Creators Lab podcast was named one of 2019's most outstanding podcasts by Databird Research. She teaches regularly at the Screen Actors Guild Conservatories in L.A. and SF and runs creative laboratory workshops like the Comedy Lab Open Mic. Follow her on Instagram to stay up to date: @hollyshawspritely
Dan Cantrell is an Emmy award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist known for his innovative film scoring approach, and his virtuosic abilities on the accordion, piano and musical saw. “Hauntingly beautiful…quirky and energetic” says the San Francisco Bay Guardian. His extensive scoring catalogue spans a wide range of emotion and style.
Dan’s compositions for film and television have earned him numerous awards including an Emmy Award for KQED’s Home-Front,a Golden Gate award for the soundtrack to the documentary Divided Loyalties, and an Annie nomination for his work on three seasons of Cartoon Network’s the Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.
His Orchestral music was recently featured by the Oakland Symphony, and his chamber music was performed at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the arts, and in Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. Dan also recently composed a suite of choral music performed by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir as part of their yearly concert series. Visit bellowhead.com
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