Jessica Kirson is Episode 109 of Fixing Joe's guest of honor this week, and her advice and experiences were exactly what the Fixing Joe podcast needed. As a female comedian, she has been through many struggles, but she talks mostly about how her childhood and growing up with a parent who was a therapist affected her as a kid. She talks about how therapy didn't help her as a child, but it helped her later in life. Having divorced parents and a large step family as a result (including half-brother Zach Braff), going to a children's therapy seminar at age 10, getting in fights, being addicted to drugs, being a lesbian in the comedy industry, as well as having low grade depression and anxiety make her commentary perfect for Fixing Joe. Joe and Jessica also discuss the comedy industry and how comedians hate homework, and how they make excuses to not do certain auditions or tapes for fear of rejection. Joe needed this advice this week-he expresses how his depression and anxiety have been worse lately with the web series developing and his desire to quit stand up. Don't forget to leave comments on Butterfly Radio as well as the Fixing Joe podcast page on iTunes. Joe's new app is also available in the iTunes App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fixing-joe/id601181602?mt=8. With the app you can leave comments and listen to all of the Fixing Joe episodes! To make donations to the podcast and to access the Amazon and Gamefly banners, go to JoeMatarese.com. Also, sign up to take a comedy class with Joe in NYC at www.thestandnyc.com or New Brunswick,NJ at www.stressfactory.com ! Keep your eyes and ears open because Joe's web series is coming out soon!
This week on episode #108, Joe skypes in a comedian named Erick James, whom he met and bonded with a few years ago on the topics of depression and ADD. The two discuss their medications and what has helped them, and Erick describes how his ADD was diagnosed later on in life after the structure of school and hockey ended for him and he began to live alone. He talks about the numerous roles he has taken on in life, such as being an author, magician, comedian, and engineer, and how depression and ADD have affected those roles. Erick also tells Joe his heart-wrenching story about a car accident he was recently in, and how he has recovered from it. This honest podcast may not be the source for your laugh of the day, but hearing Erick's story is undoubtedly inspiring and will make you appreciate and feel thankful for what you have in life. His knowledge on ADD and depression is also very informative, and uncovers facts about the two that you may have never known! For Joe's comedy schools go to www.stressfactory.com and www.thestandnyc.com To check out Erick's new books, visit his website erickjamescomedy.com. For donations and to access the Gamefly and Amazon banners to give Joe a kickback, you can find them on his website www.joematarese.com. If you have any comments or questions for Joe, you can either email them to him, leave comments on Butterfly Radio, or leave comments on iTunes. Download Joe's new app for iPhones, which you can find by searching "Fixing Joe" in the app store. Also, follow Joe on Twitter @TheJoeMatarese. This Friday night, Joe is performing at Gotham Comedy Club and The Stand in NYC.
Today Joe has his favorite young comedian and fan of the show, Pete Davidson, to come on and talk about his experience with comedy, life and loosing his father on 9/11. To make donations to the show go to www.Joematarese.com To sign up for one of Joe's comedy classes in New Brunswick,NJ go to www.Stressfactory.com and to take his NYC class go to www.Thestandnyc.com To download the Butterfly Radio App so you can leave Joe audio advice or leave audio comments about the show go www.butterflyradio.com or download the app in the app store.