Jon Levine and Eric Rosenblum are excited about this week’s episode of the Coming Up Short podcast. We’ve been trying to get this week’s guest on the show for several months and we were finally able to make it work. 
This week’s guest is one of the most well known comedians in the South Florida scene, Matt Bellak. Matt runs what is arguably the best open mic in South Florida at the Funky Buddha in Boca Raton, as well as being a regular performer at both the Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Improv. 
Eric and Jon talk to Matt about the history of the Funky Buddha and how he ended up at the helm, why Matt thinks that everyone has a large penis, and what it’s like trying to explain to the senile that there is, in fact, shrimp in their pasta.
The three also discuss this week’s Standup Spotlight of the Week, Max Reiter.
Coming Up Short is almost old enough to drink! Join Eric Rosenblum and Jon Levine as they celebrate episode number 20 with our in-studio guest Ciro Dobric. Jon and Eric try to get to the bottom of what makes Ciro tick, how he got started in comedy and when he found his voice. We also talk to Ciro about some interesting incidents that have taken place in the past with comedians and audience goers alike and why you need to really believe in a joke to sell it.

Ciro, Eric, and Jon also talk about this week’s Standup Spotlight of the Week, Rachel Blavatnik.  Eric does his best not to murder her name and we try to finally define what quge means.
June 15, 2015

Coming Up Short #19

This week’s episode, number 19, is a good one on the Coming Up Short podcast. Eric Rosenblum and Jon Levine dig into some pretty serious topics and new additions to the South Florida comedy scene.

Jon and Eric take time this week to cover the topics of selling out and what that means to both rookie and seasoned comedians alike. Also, the topic of marketing and when it should, and should not be, done (which is a topic that Jon and Franco Harris spoke about at length). 

As for new additions, Eric and Jon highlight Rhett Thompson’s new room that’s starting this week in downtown Miami, as well as several shows that the two of them have coming up.

Finally, our Standup Spotlight of the week, Micaela Fagan, gets a shoutout as we discuss all of the great and fun stuff she’s doing on stage.

Don’t miss it! 

June 8, 2015

Coming Up Short #18

This week Jon Levine and Eric Rosenblum welcome Chris TOpher (Chris Roe) to the Coming Up Short studios. Chris, Eric and Jon tackle one of the biggest questions out there right off the bat: is it TOpher, Roe or Miller? We also have a great discussion about the different ‘levels’ of comedian in a local market, how Chris got into comedy and what made him stay there and the importance of recording and watching your own work. 

The three also talk about Chris’s first nightmare gig, what Tim Hanlon’s ringtone probably is, and Jon’s recent trip to Belushi’s Comedy Bar in Fort Myers.

We round out this week’s podcast with our Standup Spotlight of the Week, Franco Harris. 

Don’t miss out on this amazing episode. Listen now! 

June 1, 2015

Coming Up Short #17

Jon Levine and Eric Rosenblum are back this week with an extremely informative episode! This week's guest, Casey Peruski, comes to us live via remote (a first for us) and doles out some amazing advice about running shows, as well as getting booked on them! Casey talks about his partnership with his uncle (who knew?) Spaz and their amazing venues: Sunrise Theatre Black Box and PSL Civic Center. We also discuss the differences in the different scenes around Florida and being tenacious, but not annoying.

Casey, Eric and Jon also talk about our Standup Spotlight of the week, the sadly departed (to Chicago, not dead) Matthew Plummer. We'll miss you, Matthew! 
Check it out!