About A Modern Profession

A Modern Profession is a creative organization that specializes in all things comedy, from live shows to podcasts and online content. Using a select group of core members and a submission based system A Modern Profession is cultivating a community of talented writers, producers and performers while working hard with venues and promoters to build an audience for its contributors to entertain.

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Shows

We do it live.

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Idiot Brigade

Join the most diverse comedic lineup on a very unique stand up show to see what happens when some first time comics come together with a few headliners to make them feel worse! Ever been to a comedy show and thought, "That looks easy. I can do that." Well here's your chance! Why go about it the right way and pay your dues at the open mics where you can bond with other aspiring comedians and learn the craft as you were meant to? Nonsense. Go out on a limb and in over your head!

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A Wally Bunting Christmas Show!

Join the legendary talk-singing crooner himself, Wally Bunting (Dallas McLaughlin), and his stable of amazing guests on a Holiday ride so fantastic you'll be throwing up in the aisles (from terrible sickness)! Wally will be doing his soothing and extremely basic renditions of your favorite christmas hits as you glide through an amazing journey celebrating the days of yesteryear and minutes of now! Come see a night of comedy, music, talk-singing, animals (no animals) and more comedy!

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Tabled

Join some of California's most talented comedians and entertainers becoming cinema's favorite characters to perform live table-reads of classic action movie scripts. By showtime, the screenplays will not only feature the most memorable moments alongside never-before-seen scenes from the original drafts, but also a lot of nice surprises, with amazing audio/visual accompaniment. This is no ordinary moviegoing experience: imagine the electricity of a play, the grandeur of a film and the laughter of a stand up show combined with the overwhelming excitement of sitting at a table!

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MIRACLE JOKE ELIXIR

Join Mr. Jeffrey G. Berner and Mr. J.D. “Jimmy” Callaway as they present their world-famous Miracle Joke Elixir! Are you “bummed out”? Do your friends consider you a regular “sourpuss”? Do you suffer from “the blues,” “a deep funk,” or “clinical depression”? Then Berner & Callaway’s Miracle Joke Elixir is just the snake-oil for you! SEE!...manic acts of hilarity! WITNESS!...hilarious acts of mania! HEAR!...your server ask for your order! In conjunction with the stately American Comedy Company, Berner & Callaway are committed to bringing YOU, the comedy-hungry public, the best stand-up comedy joke tellers from far and wide! Jokes! Bits! Kibbles! Word play! Word work! Restrooms (both for gentlemen and ladies)! And of course, jokes! Mr. Berner & Mr. Callaway’s Miracle Joke Elixir—Good for your ailments!

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Phil-X

(Philosophical Historical Intellectual Luddites) Join some of California's most talented comedians and entertainers instructing and enlightening through educational presentations in this long-deserved send up of the TED Talks series. Why should TED have all the glory for putting forth the supposed best minds of our times, just because they care about things like facts and verifiable claims? Well there's a new kid on the snobby block, here to present the real cutting edge geniuses of the day, presenting findings and theories so extreme, even they haven't had time to double-check their work!

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Super Duper

Join Matt Lockwood, Nick Crosby, and the Super Duper Players as they take you on the comedic journey of a lifetime with Super Duper. Set in the back of a shadowy dive bar, this show promises to be a fun and funny party including but not limited to free pizza, cheap drinks, and genuine fellowship. The comics and sketches are stimulating both aurally and visually, making Super Duper truly superlative and duperlative!

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Podcasts

Listen to us talk.

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Life's A Binge

BJ and Jarrod, along with special guests, talk about TV, pop culture and life in general and crack up along the way.

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Everything's Fine

A well-informed guy, Travis Russell, and an almost-informed guy, Dallas McLaughlin, talk about what's happening in American culture, and sometimes beyond.

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This Week In Zoltan

It's a weekly audio journal (Not diary, those are for girls) entry into the life of Zoltan Kaszas. Oh and there's a lot of Will Smith songs.

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Life Moves Pretty Fast

Hosted by BJ McEvilly and Mike Bissett, "Life Moves Pretty Fast" is about lifes differences of a loving, married Dad and an emotionally skeptical bachelor.

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Stage Voices

Matt podcasts his way through San Diego, talking with a variety of people involved in various roles of theatre and live entertainment to find out why they do what they do.

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Comics Talk Comedy

San Diego comedians, Jeff Bilodeau and Jesse Egan, sit down each week with a new comedian. They discuss their week in review and get into each comedians journey from the beginning to where they are now.

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Shot and A Beer

Chef and drinking enthusiast Karl Prohaska sits down for weekly interview featuring chefs, brewers, trouble makers and heart breakers over a shot and a beer. The same way it happens after a shift night after night... We talk food and booze with folks who do it for a living.

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The Degenerate Podcast

The Degenerate Podcast is a weekly talk show hosted by comedian Ryan Shores, Dave Callans and Robert Timmothy. Every week, the boys either talk amongst themselves, or interview someone with a unique lifestyle (these have included musicians, MMA fighters, adult film actors, members of notorious motorcycle clubs, other comedians, comic book artists, and more) New episodes air every Week on iTunes and podomatic.

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Professionals

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Dallas McLaughlin

Dallas McLaughlin is a writer and performer for the Emmy-winning Yo! Gabba Gabba! and The Aquabats! Super Show! He's also worked as a consultant for Disney Television Animation, Nickelodeon, and Fox Sports. A professional standup comedian who's performed with Norm McDonald, Louis CK, Dave Attell, Jeff Garlin, and many more, Dallas recently won San Diego's Funniest Person Contest. He's been featured on FoxRox, Tonight in San Diego, and was a DJ on FM94/9 for over seven years. Dallas has spent over two decades on stage as an actor, award-winning playwright, and director. In his spare time, Dallas likes to eat burritos, drink beer, and talk to his wife about her dislike for Harry Connick, Jr.

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Ryan Hicks

Ryan Hicks is an aspiring comedian, writer and producer. From his days as a visual artist, theater actor and touring musician to his time working as a collegiate educator, he has spent his entire life in the creative arts. He is a regular at the Mad House Comedy Club, The Comedy Store (La Jolla), The Comedy Palace, and Beachwood (Voted San Diego's #1 non-club comedy show), and has performed on Comedy Juice and at The American Comedy Company as well as many of the Improv comedy clubs. He's run and produced several successful shows and was a finalist in the 2015 San Diego's Funniest Person Contest. He has also appeared on the Kill Tony Podcast and Tom Rhodes Radio, and is a published writer with almost 3,000 followers on Twitter.

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Justin Hudnall

Justin Hudnall serves as the founder and Executive Director of So Say We All, a San Diego-based 501c3 literary arts collective whose mission is to help people tell their stories and tell them better. Prior to returning to Southern California, he served with UNICEF in New York and the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) in Juba, Southern Sudan as an emergency aide worker. He holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, is a PEN in the Classroom teaching fellow, and a recipient of the San Diego Foundation's Creative Catalyst Fellowship, the Breaking Away Award for Excellence, and a Rising Arts Leaders fellowship. He produces the public radio series Incoming, featuring true stories from American veterans.

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