Mother's Day is around the corner and we need to honor our mothers. I understand that moms can be difficult at times but that doesn't mean we need to be mean to our mothers. In this episode I talk about my mom, a former friend of mine and how he treated his mom hence the title "Shut Up Linda!"
There should be a special place in hell for you if you say shut up to your mother.
Podcast of the Day: Order of Man Host Ryan Michler
Topics Include: Mother's Day, Comedy, Stand Up, Linda, Mike Betancourt, A's, Stephen Piscotty, ALS, WAZA, Jiu Jitsu, San Jose Sharks, Oakland, Hockey, Baseball, Respect
Happy 420 everyone! And if you are against marijuana, happy 420 to you too. Today I talk about me smoking week before a show and how I died miserably. It wasn't weeds fault, it was my fault for smoking before a show. I also talk about how police officers need to meditate and smoke some weed after a shift. Don't you think police officers would be a little less stressed if they smoked out just a bit?
No Chet today but David Yang Mang was back up. Thank you David Yang Mang, you were hilarious.
Podcast of the day: Weed Week
Topics include: Weed, 420, Comedy, Stand up, Jeff Sessions, Police Officers, Hemp, Ngaio Bealum, Weed Week, Heckling, Santa Cruz, Crow's Nest, Bombing, Sacramento, Comedian, Mike Betancourt, Podcast,
I wasn't really planning on having a podcast on why men should never break the man code, but in this episode it came out organically. Men: Own up to your responsibilities, and don't complain about your wives or girlfriends to other men. We don't want to hear it. If you have a problem with them I suggest you talk to them.
Podcast of the day is Ear Hustle (Graphic Disturbing Material Warning)
Topics include: Stand Up, Comedy, Mike Betancourt, Easter, Church, Sacramento, Comedian, Guy Code, Ireland, podcast, funny, Cory Vincent, Oscars, Shape of Water, parenting, in-laws, family
We apologize for the technical difficulties! For some reason, we couldn't be in sync with our bells and whistles. But that's okay! We mess up, and we move on!
Speaking of moving on, we have a wonderful guest today, Comedian David Lew. David talks/rants/gets angry about my previous episode (thanks for listening, David, I appreciate it). He also talks about comedy life, battling cancer-nope, not battling. David likes to say he's "stroking cancer." He also talks about his comedy show coming, called "Still Alive at 35," which will be at Tommy T's in Pleasanton this Wednesday, March 21st.
Listen to this episode, it's a lot of fun! Every time David snorts, you need to take a shot or a hit!
For ticket information, head over to TommyTs.com.
Don't forget, yours truly is performing at Harlow's March 30th! To get your tickets, head over to Harlows.com.
Podcast of the day: What Really Happened with Andrew Jenks
Topics include: David Lew, Mike Betancourt, Eddie Villanueva, DX, Comedy, Wrestling, Tommy T's, Sacramento, Salsa, Harlows, Technical Difficulties, Podcast of the Day, What Really Happened, Dwayne Johnson, Andrew Jenks, Subscribe, Cancer, 90s, Bookers, Wonder Bread, Spanish, La Bamba, Jim Ross
It's not an easy accomplishment. People have dedicated their lives to making film. But I don't need to watch rich people talk about rich people winning awards.
I love movies and I congratulate all the winners from this years Oscars. It's not easy of what they have accomplished. But out of the 90 years of Oscar award shows, 36 of those years have never been watched by me. I just watch the highlights and pretend to know what I'm talking about at gatherings. I found an interesting video that is already floating around the internet about one of the movies that won an award.
Nope not gonna tell ya. You need listen to this podcast to find out.
Podcast of the Day: Duo Lingo Podcast
Topics Include: The Oscars, Oscars, Awards, Sacramento, Stand Up, Comedy, Comedian, Podcast, funny, Ladybird, Lady Bird, Shape of Water, Movies, Splash, splash, Chet Jackson, Mike Betancourt, Cory Vincent, Mama boy, super bowl, comedians
It's time for us to come together and make some changes in the world. It's a strange time when kids are giving 10 minute speeches about gun control that many adults can't comprehend. We need to come together and raise a village. We are adults we have to, because I'm getting really tired of seeing Jimmy Kimmel cry on tv.
Podcast of the week is Armchair Expert w/ Dax Shepard
Topics Include: Sacramento, Mike Betancourt, Stand up, actor, comedian, comedy, Florida, shooting, mass shooting, wwe, the rock, dwayne johnson, columbine, Nikolas Cruz, Emma Gonzalez, guns, drugs, Jimmy Kimmel, commercial, super bowl, baseball, MLB, whiskey, Cory Vincent, VGB Studios, crying, morals, gun control, parenting
Hailing from the great city of Chicago we are very thankful to have my friend Brett Walkow as a guest on the show. He talks about why he left LA, old road stories, and of course Chet Jackson our house announcer was actually in the studio. You are going to love this episode and make sure you go see him headline February 9th-11th at Laughs Unlimited in Sacramento.
Also I had a chance to finally say thank you to everyone who voted for my commercial to be played during the Super Bowl. I love my fans and I'm very grateful to have you.
Learn more about Brett Walkow: brettbrett.net
Topics Include: Brett Walkow, Mike Betancourt, comedy, stand up, Sacramento, Laughs Unlimited, funny, Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake, Prince, Chet Jackson, Chicago, LA, Los Angeles, VGB Studios, Cory Vincent, Half time, Commercial, comedian, cocaine, snakes, puppets
Well I tried. I mean I really tried. I tried working at a day job, I had my sight set on just working, making some money and see where this goes. The job itself was great, super chill and I was good at my job. Every day I came in on time and worked my butt off. Unfortunately, this job was not worth it. Way too many red flags from day 1. I always go with my gut and my gut says " Get The F OUT"
Listen to this episode and find out what red flags made me leave this job!
Podcast of the Day : American History Tellers hosted by Lindsay
Topics Include: Comedy, Cargo, working, Black Lives Matter, Tongue Ring, Racism, Samoan, talkative, gossip, quitting, day job
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you are all enjoying 2018. I know I am. I am very proud of this episode. My producer, Dub2 (now known as El Doble Dos) and I were very lucky to have my second real guest on the show, Emmy/Murrow Award winning journalist, writer, and executive producer Cristina Mendonsa. We learned about her podcast, "A Fresh Agenda", what she has accomplished and where she plans on moving next. But, most importantly, she interviewed Hank Hill, from the TV show "King of the Hill". The interview got a little bit derailed when Cristina mentioned politics, but Hank Hill gathered his emotions and the interviewed continued. Take a listen and enjoy.
Podcast of the day is "A Fresh Agenda" hosted by Cristina Mendonsa.
Topics include: Hank Hill, King of the Hill, Cristina Mendonsa, news, politics, abc 10, reporter, emmy award winning, journalist, writer, propane, texas, lady bird, sacramento, podcast, comedy, drone, TV
Get out of here 2017, you are done! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and I wish you nothing but the best of success in 2018. I'm sorry that 2017 sucked for somany people, but it's okay.. we are going to recover. My New Year's resolution is to do more man stuff. Fix Cars, Woodworking.. just be handy, you know.. be a man. Does that make me a chauvinistic pig? Yes.. because I'm a man and that's what men are.
Happy New Year. Be sure to see me at Laugh's Unlimited January 12th-14th, email me for tickets email@example.com
Topics Include: Las Vegas, comedy, funny, casino, laughs unlimited, wwe, njpw, chris jericho, matt hardy, broken, Mike Betancourt, podcast, sacramento, stand-up, trump, man, manhood, new years, holiday, christmas, ESPN
In this episode I am at the airport, as I wait for my flight I talk about comedy, life, people watching and I realized that you and I are alike. We both dislike crowds
Podcast of the day : Making a Mark with David and Wes Kleitch. I talked about them because they are twins from Little Rock. They'll be famous before you know it .
When I was podcasting I was on a trail. Turkey mountain. It was gorgeous.
Mike is podcasting on the road! These are bite sized episodes featuring random thoughts and musings from Mike Betancourt while he is doing comedy across the country.
Am I thankful, yes. I'm thankful for everything that I have. I'm thankful for my family, my friends, and even my day job.. yes I have a day job now. After 10 Years of not having a day job I have a day job.. And No I'm not going to tell you what it is.. because I don't want to be fired. I am thankful for the opportunity I had this weekend. I worked with my comedic idol Pablo Francisco. It was an amazing weekend. I think everyone needs to be thankful for what they have. Look at Standing Rock.. the Keystone Pipeline broke and now they have oil for water. Nice job Trump.
Topics Include: Thanksgiving, Job, Standing Rock, Keystone Pipeline, stand up, Comedy, Comedian, Pablo Francisco, Prank Call, Firearms, Sacramento, Mike Betancourt, podcast, California, Holiday
We all know that the true Hollywood elite are not the suits that run the studios...its the Mafia. The Mafia has allowed Hollywood to run a muck. All you gotta do is pay your dues to the Mafia. If you don't pay them, you wont end up dead, you will end up like Harvey Weinstein. The mafia knows all your secrets, all your lies. So if you want to be a top dog in Hollywood you need to respect the Mafia. F*ck you, pay me.
Podcast of the day is Stuff You Should Know.
Topics include: mafia, hollywood, harvey weinstein, kevin spacey, ben affleck, gal gadot, louis ck, marvel, allegations, justice league, thor, joey, prank call, little ceasers, podcast, stand up, comedy, fuck you, pay me, Mike Betancourt
What does it take to be a featured comic at the Punch Line? One thing is for sure it's not easy. You are going to have to go through a lot of hoops, a lot of steps, and a lot of waiting, but it is so worth it. When you put your hard work, your time and your life for this business its worth it. In this episode I talk about my feature debut at the Sacramento Punch Line, Mo Mandel and how hard he works. I talk about how stand up is like a drug to me.. I'll give up everything for stand up.. except meat. I love meat. I make some DAMN good ribs. So if you are a vegan, know this. Your Religion will never convert me. MEAT IS GOOD.
Podcast of the day is Mo vs the World.
Topics Include: Mo Mandel, Halloween, Mike Betancourt, Stand Up, Stand-Up, Sacramento, Punchline, San Francisco, Punch Line, Comedy, Comedian, Vegan, meat, pig, ribs, pork chops, peta, hipsters
With everything that is going on in our world today, from mass shootings, natural disasters and politics, we have to realize that during all of this we need to stick together. Human beings are designed to protect and love each other, pointless arguments need to stop now. 'Be like Hugh' is my mantra. Listen to this podcast and you will agree.. or maybe not.. just listen.
Podcast of the day is Doug Loves Movies.
Help Puerto Rico: hispanicfederation.org
Topics Include: Mass shooting, Las Vegas, Sacramento, comedian, stand-up, Tom Petty, Hugh Hefner, Ralphie May, Doug Benson, Doug Loves Movies, gun control, playboy, mike betancourt, comedian, podcast, trump
This weeks podcast is anything but ordinary.. Originally we were supposed to have a special guest Marc Yaffee, but he was unable to make it due to some car issues. Luckily we had a replacement named 'Chief Many Questions' wander into the studio who happened to know a lot about Marc Yaffee.
Podcast of the day 'House of Carbs'
To learn more about Marc and a list of appearances go to: LaughWithMarc.com
Topics Include: Comedy, Stand-up, Marc Yaffee, Native American, Sacramento, Yuba City, Indian Casino, racism, Trump, Washington, Mike Betancourt, Cory Vincent, Comedian, Comics, Chief Many Questions. NFL, Football
In honor of 9/11, I did not podcast on that day. I had a moment of silence and refused to watch those horrific videos. That's what we need to start doing. Stop trying to relive 9/11 and just shut up and remember. Me and my producer Cory also talked about violent video games that parents need to monitor, Joel Osteen, and Natural Disasters. Podcast of the day was Hellbent for Horror.
Topics include: Comedy, Sacramento, Stand Up, 9/11, September 11th, USA, America, Video games, Mike Betancourt, Hurricane Irma, Natural Disaster, Austin, Texas, Cory Vincent, VGB Studios, Podcast Movement, Joel Osteen
This is the third and Final episode of the Mike Betancourt Podcast Movement Experience. This week he talks about meeting Brother Love, and hanging out at a podcaster mixer with Chavo Guererro Jr.
Topics include: Podcast Movement, WWE, Wrestling Bruce Prichard, Chavo Guererro Jr, Anaheim, California, Lucha Underground, Buddy Love, Networking, Macho Man, Mike Betancourt, comedy, stand up, Sacramento
Mike is still on the road in Southern California taking in the sights and sounds of the Podcast Movement convention. This is part 2 of the series as Mike inches closer and closer to Podcastular enlightenment.
Topics Include: Podcast Movement, SoCal, Mike Betancourt, podcasting, comedy, stand up, airplane, flying, comedy, funny, Anaheim, Podcasters, macho man, impressions, wrestling, travel, Sacramento, Panels, jokes
Mike takes the show on the road this week while he is in Southern California for the Podcast Movement Convention. In the first episode of this special presentation Mike talks about his flight, and give some advice for the do's and dont's of flying.
Topics Include: Podcast Movement, SoCal, Mike Betancourt, podcasting, comedy, stand up, airplane, flying, comedy, funny, Anaheim, Podcasters, macho man, impressions, wrestling, travel, Sacramento
Moving effing sucks... That's the mantra today. If you are moving, I know it sucks.. I feel it.. and I feel you.. It Sucks. So listen to this podcast and you will feel my pain. Also it's hot outside which means one thing H2HOMELESS, hydrate them. Podcast of the day is "LeVar Burton Reads".
Topics Include: Moving, Sacramento, Comedy, Comedian, Stand Up, Plumber, plumbing, levar burton, podcast, podcast, Mike Betancourt, funny
Well I can't believe it has been one year! Who would have thought that I would stick to being a podcaster? And I love it a lot! It has helped in my stand-up career, and today we talk about rape - not pro rape, not making fun of it, but making fun that we need celebrities to tell us that it is not ok to make fun of rape. I also talk about Paul McCartney, U2, and once again, H2Homeless. If it is hot outside, go hydrate the homeless - #H2Homeless.
Podcast of the day: The Ross Report.
Also, go to my Facebook page to watch the after show "After Da Cast"! Facebook.com/mikebcomedy
Big thanks to Dub2 who got promoted and actually got to talk this episode.
Topics include: paul mccartney, U2, rape, PSA, homeless, Sacramento, Golden 1 Center, community service, peace, comedy, stand-up, Mike B Comedy, funny, podcast
Yes.. It's hot. Yes It's Summer Time.. And yes people need to stop complaining about the damn heat... How about people stop posting on social media about the heat and actually do something about it.. Such as the return of #H2homeless. It's a pretty simple movement. Go outside in the heat for a few hours, find homeless people and give them water. It will be more rewarding than just complaining online. I also talk about the process of moving and having patience and what not to do when you are a principal of a school.
Podcast of the week is Random Thoughts by Robert Omoto.
Topics Include: Comedy, Comedian, Sacramento, homeless, Water, H2Homeless, school, fathers day, podcast, podcasting, stand up, Mike Betancourt, education, school, heat, Robert Omoto, Random thoughts