The Basement Lounge
The Basement Lounge

Season 1, Episode 31 · 2 years ago

Gratitude: Mike Wells - The Basement Lounge: EP# 31


Throughout the month of March, I'm showing gratitude to everyone who's been supporting this show through Patreon & Anchor. 

 This week, I'm shouting out comedian Mike Wells - not just for his support, but for his awesome talent.

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Jodi McDermitt 

Melissa Shea 

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Hello, which is lady Sarah, and you are listening to the Basement Lounge. Grab a drink, pull up a chair and settle in, because you're in the basement lounge. Hey, guys, welcome to the Basement Lounge. It's me, it's my Shay, I'm your host and I'm looking directly at you for a change, like a good host, because it's just you and me today. It's just you and me today, no other guests in the show. We're just going to have a cool show today, doing something a little bit different, because so last week we hit thirty episodes. We did thirty weeks straight of episodes. We haven't missed a week yet and I don't plan on missing a week. I set a goal at the beginning of this show that we were going to do fifty straight episodes before we ever actually took a break. Even when it took a break for the holidays, I still had episodes for you guys coming out so well. We hit thirty straight weeks of episodes for this show and I could not be happier with how the show has been going and I've really been enjoying the time I've spent in the studio with all of our guests and with you guys hanging out with us. So I wanted today to actually be a a really special episode. So all through the month of March, if you fall, if you're well, I'm not doing it on my public social media, just on my personal one, but I'm doing a thing right now for the month of March where it's thirty one days of gratitude, and what I'm doing on Facebook is I'm shouting out to my friends and loved ones who have been supportive of me over the years and I'm giving each day at acknowledging a different person who has really been there for me over the years. And so what I decided I wanted to do with the show today is I'm going to kind of transfer that over that, that those gratitude post I'm making on Facebook, into how I'm going to do the show for the month of March. So for the month of March, each week what I'm going to do is I'm going to shout out people who have been supporting the show on Patreon and also through anchor, and I'll talk a little bit more about that as well. But I want march to be all about showing gratitude to you guys, my listeners, to people who support the show by listening, rating, reviewing, patreon anchor whatever it might be, because this show has been for you guys as much as it's been for me. So yeah, that's how we're going to be doing the show for the month of March. Is going to be a lot of fun, I think, and I want to get a give a chance to really not show people's names out in a little audio segment or in the description of the show, but also really truly acknowledge the people who have been some who have been contributing financially to this show and just to really make sure they feel appreciated. Now, if you want to do that, as I never expect anyone to contribute financially to this show, it's there is an option of people want it. You know, I plug it every week just for the sake of good business.

But you know, at no point do I ever expect people to give me their money. But if you do feel so inclined, so sorry, I'm yawning, I just woke up not too long ago. But if you do feel so inclined, so there's a couple different ways that you can so the main way you can do it is through patreon. Patreoncom Basement Lounge pod. It's one dollar a month. You get stickers, you get access to the discord server that we have. You get the episodes early, whether it's video, if you get the video version of the episodes early on Wednesday, you get the audio versions early and commercial free on Thursday through a very special private podcast fee that we have and it's released. The cool way to get just get to get hang out with me more one on one. So there's that and there's also you can also support us financially through the anchor APP. Actually, if you actually have the anchor APP, the anchor is the podcast platform that we used to distribute this show. You can actually support the show directly through Patreon, a through anchor. Rather, excuse me now. The trick with that is that it's strictly a financial contribution. I don't have a way to like. It doesn't have the integrated system that patreon does. We're like it tracks rewards and collect your info. Literally, all you do is just punching your credit card in foe. I'm sorry, I'm going to be on a like this and and that's it. So I try to we have one person contributing through anchor strictly. So I'm trying to incorporate that person into our reward system as well. But also, if you if you don't have the money or don't feel like spending the money, there's, you know, other great ways that you can support the show, specifically if you go to if you have the apple, if you have an iphone, if you go to your apple podcast APP and leave us a rating and a review that at the bottom of the podcast feed. That actually goes a long way. It does a lot more for our credibility than you guys might realize, and thank you to everybody who has who has done that so far. I posted on social media, on on my personal facebook the other day that apparently somebody decided it would be funny to get their friends together and, as a prank, go to my podcast feed on apple and leave a bunch of one star reviews and it tank my average and I'm trying to figure out there's a way with apple that they can they can undo that. And I'm not just saying this because suddenly I got one star reviews. I was like, Oh, there must be a prank, because I know like I actually like the guy like publicly, like asked people to go do this and I'm trying to figure out how to undo that. But in the meantime, thanking everybody who has gone in and left and left us a reviewer rating, regardless of what the score is, to just taking the time to do that actually really means a lot of that and, like I said, this month of March I'm all about, you know, addressing the fans and showing gratitude to you guys and I...

...want to make sure that you guys have a voice in this show. And so what I what I'm what I'm doing is right as of right now, on our basement lounge pod facebook page, but facebookcom Slash Basement Lounge pod, there is a listener survey pinned as the top post that you can, guys, can go check out. It's short survey, take a couple minutes to do and I and it's a chance for you guys to really have some input. You can say the things you like, wow, okay, the things you like, the things you don't like, the things you'd like to see, and it just helps us get a have a chance to get to know our base a little bit better and get to know what it is you guys want from the show or don't want from the show. So that's going to be up pinned to the top of the facebook page all throughout the month of March, so you guys can go check that out and take a moment to fill it out. And with that being said, we're going to get into the gratitude of this episode. Like I said, all throughout the month of March we're going to be showing gratitude to the people who are supporting us on Patreon and through anchor and I'm going to talk to you guys about those people and let you get to know them a little bit better. I'm going to try to see I can get some of them to to come on so I cant and I can gratitude them properly, facetoface, but but I think it'll be a great way for you guys to know that I really do it, like I'm not just looking for people to just give me money, like I really do appreciate it. And the people who are contributing so far people that I know very personally and we're going to get to know them really well. So let's let's do some weird little transitional slide thingy, and then we'll take a quick break and we come back. I'm going to talk about one of the blue but supporting our show, financial patreon. Hey, guys, this is Mike Shay and I want to talk to you about anchor. Yes, anchor is the brand new free way for you to get your podcast career off and running without any cost to you. Simply download the anchor APP or go to Anchor Dot FM to get started. Anchor is the easiest way to make a podcast to give you everything you need in one place for free. You can use it right from your phone or your computer. Their creation tools allow you to record and edit your podcast so it sounds tolay magnifeek without having to worry about all the costly set up. They'll even distribe get your podcast for you so it can be heard everywhere. spotify, apple podcasts, Google podcast, stitcher. All of that and you can easily make money from your podcast with no minimum listenership. They sent you up with awesome spawn sirs. All you got to do is record a script kind of like what I'm doing now, throw it onto your show and start making money once again. Download the anchor APP or go to Anchor Dot FM and get your podcast career off and...

...running right now. Just do it already. Hey everybody, I just wanted to take a moment to interrupt the show and give a very special shout out to the people who support this show every month on patreon. I want to shout out Whitney Latin, Jody McDermott and my mother, Melissa Shay, who every single month help support this show. And if you want to be one of those awesome people, all you got to do is go to patreoncom Basement Lounge pod and join the one dollar tier. You'll get shouted out on the air, get your name listed in the description, you get early access to all these shows commercial free through our patreont our SS feed and so many other cool awards. Once again, go to Patreoncom Basement Lounge pod, join the onesollar tier and help support the show. Speaking of the show, let's get back to the hey guys. So today's episode I'm going to be focusing on one particular person who's been supporting the show financially and has also just been a big supporter of the show in general, and he's actually not supporting the show through Patreon. He's actually supporting the show. He contributes through the anchor APP. He contributes directly through anchor, and that person is a guy who's been on the show a couple times and by the name of Mike Wells. Mike Wells is a comedian here in Dayton Ohio and he is quickly become, over the last few years, one of my absolute favorite people. Mike is a guy who's a very unique comedian. You've ever seen him perform live on stage? I got another yawn coming. I don't know what's going on with me. I'm going to say I just woke up, but I woke up like it's been long enough. I've had coffee, I should be fine. Mike Wells is a guy. He's a very unique comedian. He does, you know, one liners. He's very brash. He you know, very unapologetic and definitely can be. I'm wearing his shirt actually today. This is so Mike. You got time to clean, you got time to lean, you got time to rhyme, get time shut the fuck up. So this is a this is a tweet that Mike posted ages ago and want so as a one liner comic Mike. By Way, follow Mike at Mike WTF Wells on twitter because he uses twitter as kind of his sounding board for for working on jokes, and his shit is too damn funny. I mean you will get...

...a chuckle out of it. But this is one that he screenshot. He screenshoots his tweets and post them on facebook as well, and he posted this one and it went fucking viral. I mean we've talked about it on a previous episode. Let's actually we're going to we're going to play that clip. Let's go to that clip. Within like ten minutes it had like a hundred shares. I was like, okay, cool, and then within like another like thirty minutes, I had three hundred shares and I just kind of like all suns sharing stopped. I was like whatever's three hundred shares, it's a lot. I was like, holy craps, a lot. And I got bannd off facebook for something I said like months prior to people went through and read basically called a due to cock thirty seven times in a row. But that's here nor there. He was being a cock. It was being a straight out. He was trolling people on CNN threads and so I was following his thread and calling him a cock every single time and I got banned for three days. But and that three days like all the sudden, out of the blue, have they like, I think, like eight thousand shares. Holy I was like, Oh, like it was on some meme page right. I was like, fucking Ay, I was there. Okay, cool. And then my fiance comes home. My offonse is like yeah, my fiances like one of my friends and youngstown shared your stuff. Mike is a guy who is always about the the the back and forth, the given the take of supporting each other. He's always, you know, he shares my posts about, you know, shows and and things that I'm doing and he als comes to me and says like Hey, I got this new post I'm really proud of. Can you like share it and I'll promote it, and I always do. He's always been a big supporter of the show in general. He's been on the show a couple times. He's always a fun, fun conversation. He's always just fun to talk to in general. I hate going to open mics. I mean that's not a secret, but whenever I see him he's always at every open mic. The guy goes to every open mic like he intentionally like like went part time at his job specifically so he could go to his many comedy shows and open mic's is possible, like the guy. The guy is legit and but he's always at every open mic just working on stuff and I love just getting to sit and talk with this guy. He's such a fun person to talk to. He he has a very brash, like I said, blunt, almost aggressive stage presence, but he's really one of the nicest guys in person to talk to. He's so much fun. He's very funny and after the last time we had him on the show at Um, aftery publishers episode, he started supporting us through a month through donations on the anchor APP, which you know, at that point I never even talked about the I knew it was a thing, but I never really pushed it very well at because I was more focused on the patreon and...

...he started doing that and I blue it was just it blew my mind when I talked to everybody about the the issue with people spamming my podcast feed with with the low rating reviews, he was one of the first ones to go and give it. He gave it a five star. He left a actual review. He's a guy who's all about like the communal support. He's all about the community of Comedians and podcast just kind of helping each other out, and he's always, always, you know, ready and wanted to come back on the show. You know now that we're taking the show in a direction to where it's more topical commentary and not as much of a spotlight show, where we're having the people on and having conversations about actual things, which you guys have been very positive, giving me a lot of good feedback on that. I appreciate that and we're looking forward to doing that. I can't wait to get him on for an episode because I know he's going to crush and it's going to be hilarious. Mike Wells is a really great guy and it's so great to have him on here. Like I said, he is all over the place as far as where he's performing. I'm going to pull up some stuff right now to tell you about where you guys can see him next, but seriously, go follow him on twitter at Mike WTF Wells, because the jokes to stuff this though he post is just it's too damn funny. So as of right now, you know, we're recording this episode on March third, on a Tuesday. It's going to post on Friday the six. So you can go see him Saturday march seventh or here in Dayton Ohio, but he's also going to be in Columbus, CLEVELAND. Is going to be an Anderson in Richmond, Indiana. He's going to be in chess peak, West Virginia. He's going all over the place throughout the month of March. If you go to his facebook page, Mike WTF Wells on facebook as well. He's got a post a deris. You know we're finally this guy is constantly performing in booking shows. He's one of the hardest working comedians, if not the hardest working comedian in like the Dayton Jim's Dayton Cincinnati area right now. The guy is relentless. He is absolutely a trip to see on stage because, no, it was. The thing was Mike is that no two performances of his are ever the same because he's a one liner comics. The guy's got like a billion jokes if he writes one joke a day with and this is what I love about him, is he tries to write at least one joke a day because at the end of the year. That means he's written three hundred and sixty five jokes, and all of those, you know, jokes, you know he'll maybe keep like, you know, maybe be fifty, but still, that's you know that that that's a lot for a oneliner comic. He's one of those guys who, you know he finds the ones that he feels the most, that he feels the most confident about, and puts them together in their own unique sets. Like I said, you never have the same set twice in a row with Mike Wells and it's always just a blast to watch a perform because he's just got such a unique energy...

...on stage. You can't tell if he's an asshole org just a nice, weird guy. And and speaking her personal experience, it's a little bit of both. It is a little bit of both. But Mike is a guy that I have greatly enjoyed getting to know in the time that I that I've lived in Ohio, the time I've been performing here. He's a guy who over the last couple of years I really feel I can call him a friend and he has been immensely supportive of not just the show but me in general as well. As just the DIS decent I said, just this entire scene. He's been very supportive of so I cannot recommend enough you guys follow him on twitter and facebook page, find out if he's going to be performing near you or if you can make it to one of his shows, and please go. The guy is hilarious. The guy is fantastic talent and, like I said, he comes across as a bit of an asshole on stage because that's you know, he has that aggressive performing style. But he, liked me, is really appreciative of the people who do support him. So, after you see him and after you love them, find him out of the show and tell him you all love them. Tell him you love this set. He loves stuff like that and he will always shout people out on social media when they do that as well. So Mike Wells, fantastic comedian from here in Dayton Ohio, a guy that I've gotten to know over the last five years, who who's been on this show s every times. Then we're going to have them back again, I promise. He's a wonderful guy and I look forward to working with him again. I look forward to having him back on the show and I look forward to you guys getting to if you haven't experienced Mike Wells yet, I look forward to you guys getting to do that as well, because Mike and Mike is a guy to look out for. Mike is a guy, he is a rising star. He is he is gonna be huge. He's gonna be huge. I can promise you that and I think I'm going to call it there for today, guys, on today's gratitude episode of the Basement Lounge, I want to thank you guys for listening. As always, I love doing the these little shorter episodes every once in a while and as a little she's a little shorter, straight to the point and and just something quick and he's for you guys to listen to. But yeah, we're going to be doing this all throughout the month of March, showing gratitude to the summits of the people who have been supporting US online. If you would like to be one of those people, if you would like to support us through Patreon or anchor, you can do so. If you're listening on your podcast APP, if you look in your description, there should be a link that takes you straight to the the donation thing through anchor or. You can download the anchor APP and do it through there. And or if you guys would like to support us on Patreons, you can do so. Go to patreoncom slash basement lounge pot. It's a dollar a month. Stickers, discord server, early and commercial free episodes, all that good stuff. I want to thank you guys so much for listening and supporting and even if you don't want to contribute financially, that is totally fine, but hey, go to the podcast APP, leave us a rating and review or do it on the facebook page. We always appreciate stuff like that. Then,... I said, all throughout the month of March we have got a pinpost on our facebook page going to a listener survey. Please take the time to go listen to that listener survey. That listen to it, but fill out the listener survey, take a two minutes and just let us know how you're feeling about the show so far. Let us know how we're doing and what you think we could do better. We always looking to improve and we're always looking to give you guys more of what you want. So, with that being said, I'm going to take off and we'll do it other one of these again next week. In until next week. As always, guys live well, rock on, take care and bubuck.

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