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.
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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
Your home is your castle. In this castle, there are only two people in charge, the mom and dad, also known as the King and Queen. You must live by the King and Queens rules because they are here to protect you, feed you, and clothe you. If you have a problem living with great parents, GET OUT OF MY CASTLE! Unfortunately the Cash Me Outside girl never lived in a castle, she doesn't have good parents, so what becomes of this? She is going to have her own tour.. MURICA..
Podcast of the day is 'Pretending to Care' w/ Chris Teicheira and Anthony K
Topics Include: Comedy, Sacramento, Cash Me Outside, Dr. Phil, King, Queen, Castle, Mike Betancourt, Nick Larson, Stand Up, Joke Me Off, Moat, Parenting, funny, Punch Line, Family, Moving
In this episode our house announcer Chet Jackson talks to me in a passive aggressive way. I HATE PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR. If you have a problem of me just say it, don't beat around the bush, don't leave behind clues.. just tell me what's wrong and we will figure it out. Just recently I had a gig at a cop convention.. only one table out of 300 liked me. Yes, it was a bad show but at least I was honest in telling them why I did not like performing for them.
Podcast of the Day is The Wheeler Walker Jr. Podcast
And Don't forget May 16th I will be performing at the Punchline in San Francisco e-mail or message me to get tickets.
Topics Include: Comedy, Sacramento, Stand Up, cops, weed, comedian, convention, story, podcast, Sacramento, Trump, Wheeler Walker Jr, Mike Betancourt, punch line, passive aggressive, Woman's march, TrumpCare, immigrants, ICE, Health Care
First and foremost, I want to personally thank Nick Nolte for donating his time as my guest host for the Me, Mikeself, and I Podcast! Nick talks about his life, Hollywood, drugs, and much much more. Although I don't agree with a lot of stuff that he said- and neither will you- I guarantee that you will enjoy this episode!
Thank you, Nick-I mean, Mr. Nolte, for your time.
Today is opening day for baseball season, a great time to admire your team, enjoy the ball park and of course drink. Drink to have fun, don't drink because your team has left such as the Las Vegas Raiders. If you drink to have fun, make sure you have a buddy with you, because if you don't you can end up stranded on the island of Crete. Why did I mention the island of Crete? Well in this episode I talked about my glorious drinking days while in the Navy, and how I almost ended up dead on the island of Crete. Drink Responsibly!
Topics Include: Drinking, Wrestlemania, Opium, Crete, Navy, Military, Air Force, Marines, Ouzo, story, comedy, stand-up, Sacramento, raiders, A's, baseball, opening day, Waza Jiu Jitsu, podcast, NPR, Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me, Mike Betancourt
Happy belated St. Paddy's Day ladies and gentleman. I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful time and are recovering from you hangovers. In this episode I talk about my experience performing a stand up comedy show on St. Patrick's day eight years ago, and how I vowed never to do it again. We talk about the movie Logan and how you need to approach the stage as Wolverine. Podcast of the day is 'Why I Write'.
Topics Include: Comedy, St. Patrick's Day, St. Paddy's Day, Trump, billboard, Logan, Wolverine, Hugh Jackman, X-Men, Why I Write, Stand Up, Sacramento, Comic, Waza Jiu Jitsu, Chet Jackson, story, funny, Mike Betancourt
Just do your job. That's it. When you are paid to do a job, just do it. Drama free, no whining, no complaining, just work. And if you hate that job, find another one that will make you happy. In this episode I talk about my experience with a floor guy that I hired. You would think that he was getting an academy award for all the drama he put me and my wife through.
Podcast of the day: Missing Richard Simmons.
If you want your house painted or baseboards done the right way contact Junior from Painterz.
Topics Include: Comedy, Sacramento, stand up, standup, funny, ted dibiase, million dollar man, job, work, missing richard simmons, wwe, wrestling, jiu jitsu, northern california, punchline, Mike Betancourt
Well let's start from the top. Today I talk about Donald Trumps wonderful hour and seventeen minute press conference.. ughhhh Don't worry I didn't really talk about his press conference for an hour. I also talk about how Elizabeth Warren was silenced as she read words from Coretta Scott King.. nice job congress way to be supportive during black history month. I know there is a lot weighing down on our shoulders.. but relax Michael Bolton liked one of my Tweets. By the way go see Michael Boltons Big Sexy Valentine's Day Special on Netflix. Podcast of the Day" Joe Rogan Experience.
Topics Include: Comedy, Stand up, Michael Bolton, Netflix, Joe Rogan, Podcast, Sacramento, Roast, Donald Trump, Nuclear, Twitter, Coretta Scott King, Elizabeth Warren, Comic, Mike Betancourt
February is a stacked month. We got Super Bowl, President's Day, Lincoln's Birthday, on TOP of Black history month. Not to mention, it's the shortest month of the year. Is there something wrong with this picture? Absolutely! There's everything wrong with February. It's a marketing machine that forces us to celebrate holidays that we don't want. We don't want Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl. We don't want to celebrate Valentine's Day. And we want Black history to be a part of American history. Period. You should learn from that, Sean Spicer.
Your mother, your sister, your daughter, your niece, your girlfriend, your wife and to some, your mistress all deserve the same respect as men. It's time for men to take a step down and have women take charge of this planet. It's called Mother Earth for a reason. So take over ladies and march forward.
In this episode I talk about my experience at the Women's March, I talk about the education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos - 2+2 is not 3 Betsy and answer a question properly. Just listen and you will understand why I am so angry with her. Don't forget, my podcast of the day: "2 Dumb 2 Tame" with Mia Pinchoff.
So men, man up and listen to this episode. Women, multitask and share this episode with everyone you know.
Topics include: women's march, women's rights, betsy devos, gun violence, education, future madam president, donald trump, podcast, comedy, funny, Mike Betancourt, Sacramento, Stand Up
Are you mad about Mariah Carey's performance? Are you mad about Ronda Rousey losing in 43 seconds? Are you mad that Flint, MI doesn't have clean water? If you are mad about the first two and not the third, you're a Kardashian.
Happy New Year and welcome back #MMites, I've missed you! I hope each and every one of you had a great Christmas/Holiday/break/whatever-you-want-to-call-it time off. If you read the paragraph above, then you already know what I am going to be talking about in this episode - except the Kardashians. You will laugh from beginning to end. And notice I have never, ever said that in any episode until now.
Did I set the bar for 2017? You're damn right! So enjoy the beginning of the end of Me, Mikeself & I. Next year, I'll have a great comeback. And everyone loves a comeback story.
Topics include: greed, Mariah Carey, Ronda Rousey, Gordon Gekko, money, Bret Hart, The Hitman, Flint, Michigan, Detroit, comedy, Call of Duty, Activion, Infinity Ward, New Years Eve, Christmas, holidays, relatives, books, reading, podcast, alcoholism, Wall Street, Mike Betancourt
We take freedom for granted and we don't actually realize how free we really are. Sure we might be fighting for our rights. We might be fighting for our livelihood, but we have the freedom to fight. In this episode I talk about a movie that I was in called "Don't Shoot! I'm The Guitar Man" a true Story about rock and roll legend, Buzzy Martin, who dedicated his time to teach the prisoners of San Quentin music. As I read Buzzy's book and the script my eyes were opened and the precious gift of freedom is what we need to take care of.
I also talk about the Podcast of the Day which is "Barley and Me" with comedian Ben Rice, a wonderful podcast about beer. Do I need to explain more?
In case you were wondering who made my theme song, it was created by Mike Glyphix Abdelmessih who will be coming out with some phenomenal beats for some promising artists. To see his work, go to his Instagram account @shubrawi.
And finally, I want to thank Wacist Webb (who isn't a racist and thinks racism is wack) for being my producer today. You can also listen to him on the Videogame BANG! podcast.
Topics include: San Quentin, racism, freedom, prison, acting, podcast, comedy, beer, Alan Thicke, celebrities, celebrity, death, conversation, Florence Henderson, 2016, funny, insomnia
The holiday season is finally here.. and no I'm not going to take a dump on this or ridicule the meaning of Christmas.. I actually love the Christmas Season, minus the shopping, plus drinks and holiday movies equals happy Mike. In this episode I talk about what my favorite holiday movies are... Die Hard, enough said. I also talk about how actor/comedian Ryan Boyd and comedian/veteran Isaac Ames took it upon themselves to drive to Standing Rock and be one of the many on the front lines protecting the Sioux Tribe.
These two guys are local heroes and we should follow in their footsteps. Whatever you need to do to get involved, get involved. Dont worry about Donald Trump taking our rights away, Just act like Kevin McCallister from Home Alone and protect your rights with a bb gun, some paint cans, and a tarantula.
Isaac Ames: Facebook.com/isaacamescomedy
Ryan Boyd: Facebook.com/ryan.boyd.5608
And for up to date news on what's happening at Standing Rock: http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org/
Topics Include: Christmas, Die Hard, Home Alone, Standing Rock, Alan Rickman, Veterans of Standing Rock, Mike Betancourt, Comedy, stand-up, Krampus, Santa Claus, Scrooge, Thanksgiving, Comedian, Sacramento, Sioux Tribe, Pipeline, It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, West Clark Jr.