AWKWARDLY SOCIAL COMEDY

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Episode 60- Physical Fitness

February 6, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Solo Episode: Jose does a podcast instead of working out. Have thoughts on what is or isn’t part of your culture that others believe is?

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Episode 60- Physical Fitness

Episode 59- Brodie Reed

February 1, 2018
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Brodie Reed @ayo.bro.bro talks with Jose about weird neighbors, roommates, the comedy scene and Brodies sketch fest, Channel 101.

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Episode 58- Recycle, Reduce Produce

January 29, 2018
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Solo Episode- Jose decides to take comedy in a different direction, talks about compromise and restructuring your path in life and career.

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Episode 57- Hard TARGET

January 26, 2018
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Solo Episode- Back from Portland with a couple stories! Running through the airport, drunk hecklers, Rough Riders, getting offended and all things awkward.

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Episode 56- Antisocial Media

January 16, 2018
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Solo Episode- Jose’s traveling! The pitfalls of those who defend or attack Aziz Ansari, Social Media disconnecting people and attempts to disconnect from the world to connect with the people.

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Episode 54- Ariel Kashanchi

January 4, 2018
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Ariel Kashanchi joins Jose this week to promote a show at the Ice House. During the cat-friendly episode, they discuss being on the spectrum, diets, cheese, sibling pranks, and being a dick. Follow Ariel on IG @arielsnotamermaid

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Episode 52- New Year, Old Jose.

January 1, 2018
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Solo Episode- Jose recaps NYE, talks about random thoughts and tries to dial back the ego that comes with committing yourself to your work.

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Episode 51- Cristela and Steve- LIVE

December 29, 2017
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Cristela Alonzo and Steve Halasz Join us for the first live recording of Awkwardly Social at the House of Brews in San Fernando, CA. We discuss comedy, careers and the pitfalls of trying to tell your story and relate to the world. We do a quick Q&A with the audience and we learn Steve has a career in the rap game. We take a brief moment to say goodbye to a favorite local spot and keep it awkward. Be sure to follow Steve and Cristela @cristela9 and @steveisok

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Episode 49- Ri Versteegh

December 17, 2017
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Ri Versteegh @riversteegh joins Jose in a great conversation about dating, stalkers, Swedish vs. American behavior, soulmates, polygamy, receiving the wrong message and all things awkward.

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Episode 48- Jose Chavez y Chavez

December 15, 2017
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SOLO EPISODE! Jose talks about dummies that don’t pay photographers, Those who spoil, obsessing over social media likes and all things awkward. Catch Jose at Oxnard Levity Live December 19th 2017 8PM.

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Episode 47- Keenan Baker

December 13, 2017
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Keenan Baker @keenanbaker joins Jose in talking acting, the hustle of pursuing careers, high school reunions, writing for other ethnicities, aspiring rap careers and fandom in nerd culture.

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Episode 46- Dani Fernandez Returns!

December 10, 2017
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@msdanifernandez Dani Fernandez, Comic Con panels host and fellow nerd, joins Jose in discussing fandom, dating, the myth that is the ‘friend zone’, creepy dudes and all things awkward. Catch Dani on Hyper RPG hosting a myriad of shows that showcase comic and nerd culture.

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Episode 45- Jose and Hose B

December 8, 2017
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SOLO EPISODE! Jose talks about the fires, comedy, getting stabbed by his sister and more! Not much more, but more.

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Episode 44- Jose Solo Cup

December 4, 2017
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SOLO EPISODE! Jose recaps seeing his weekend including visiting his brother in jail, bad advice, lack of school spirit and all things awkward.

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Episode 43- Jose Chavez All Alone

November 30, 2017
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SOLO EPISODE! Jose recaps Thanksgiving, shares his thoughts on family life and the holiday drama. There’s a personal revelation that inspires a comedy album endeavor and a brief story about someone who out-Awkward-ed Jose.

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Episode 42- Sean Grant

November 29, 2017
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@seangrantwords (Sean Grant) gets serious and comic in talking comedy/religion and the places we find/compromise with separating the artist from the art. Follow Sean Grant on IG as well @seangrantpictures

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Episode 41- R-Mean

November 15, 2017
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@rmean Rapper R-Mean joins us this week talking about the parallels of hip-hop/comedy, delving into the message and politics in the lack of acknowledgement of the Armenian genocide, Mexican/Armenian beef, careers and Plan B’s in life while pursuing your passion and Jose tries to get R-Mean to let him get on a track. Be sure to check out R-Mean’s music on Soundcloud and iTunes.

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Episode 40- Jose Chavez

November 13, 2017
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Jose is flying solo in this short episode! He talks about those being outed for being scummy people in the industry, advice to men regarding a moral compass, and what motivates you to pursue a passion. Happy Veterans day to those who have served and continue to do so.

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So I Ran Into My Childhood Bullies At a Comedy Show the Other Night…

October 1, 2015
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Written By Jose Chavez @IAmJoseChavez

I tried to make this quick but when I write at 1:30AM I can’t help but be a bit wordy. Forgive the grammar and the redundancies.

  Recently while at a comedy show, I ran into my childhood bullies. Like, insult me til I cried, pushed me to the floor, hit me and make me want to kill myself as a kid type bullies. Pretty sure they recognized me as I did them. Their faces had obviously aged, wrinkles setting in, tired eyes and facial hair. Though they were all grown up, certain attributes had been burned into my brain and that was all I needed to know it was them. And like a flash of lightning, my mind immediately took a trip down memory lane, passed the abandonment issues and straight to the meat of the defining moments of my childhood ages eight through fourteen.
  I always told myself if I saw them as an adult I’d give them shit for what they did, maybe throwing in a punch or two. How weak I felt in the wake of their constant mockery and physical aggression. When they gave me a nickname that stuck with me until I was fourteen that was so childish but hurtful not because of what it was but what it represented. How little things like eye contact with others was a challenge or a hug from people made me feel like a nervous wreck. And the long term repercussions of being unable to speak to new groups of people without fear of getting bullied again and an inability to have a normal social life for a majority of my life so I never really felt like I was finally free from the pain they inflicted. Not having a strong male influence in the house I felt like I had no one to turn to when it came to the abuse, other than my notepad, of course. I was a typical emotional kid and it felt like the social norm so I let it be and accepted that this was just how it was. And seeing them now as adults, all of those memories came rushing back.
I didn’t say anything. I didn’t bite my tongue, I just chose to process the moment.
  I saw them, and they saw me. They were at the comedy club, which is essentially my turf. We were surrounded by my friends, none of which knew the situation since everything I was processing was kept internal. I took some boxing lessons at 17 and while I’m not in the best shape I’ve kept up with some strength training. Initially so I wouldn’t be bullied again but now mostly because age and health… stupid aging process. I had every opportunity to use my newly acquired verbal skills (from dealing with hecklers and performing comedy in general) and I said nothing. Well,not nothing. I was feeling great. Like, I had an amazing week of shows, personal life and professional life was in order and I just had myself a nice rum and coke which loosens me up after a set. People were talking about my shows at other venues and how they enjoyed my comedy in front of these former bullies. I was making people laugh in conversation, which isn’t my normal thing. Usually I’m more quiet and let the conversations flow around me. I can honestly say that when I saw the bullies and was in the right place, the right time and the right frame of mind I came to a conclusion that I didn’t even know was capable; I didn’t give two shits about them or what they did.
  I wasn’t angry at them. At most I felt a little MEH about the whole thing, which caught me off guard after all those years of building myself up with knowing what I would say to them. I always thought I needed closure, like a moment where I’m on stage, see them in the audience and yell at them saying “I MADE IT YOU FUCKING PIECES OF SCUMBAG SACK OF SHITS NO FUCKING THANKS TO YOU!!!” or something a little more PG.  Instead I got something better. I had a moment where I was so powerful, so centered and in the middle of getting positive feedback from audience members that I literally felt NOTHING. I guess not needing any closure was the closure itself. An apology from them does nothing for me and me telling them how I am now no thanks to them does nothing for me either. They owe nothing to me now; the me from back then would love to hear the “I’m sorry” speech from them but that’s not who I am. Not anymore. They can take no credit for who I am. I’m not strong because of them. I’m strong in spite of them.
  Life rewarded me with a family that loves and supports me despite my constant jokes. I’m pursuing a path that gives people a night of laughter to wash away most of the crap they deal with while allowing me to let out anything and everything that I feel in the moment. I didn’t have a voice for a long time because of my tormentors and comedy gave me an even stronger voice. I’m happy, even with the depression that I struggle with at times I’m still genuinely happy. I can’t recommend this path for everyone when it comes to confronting your bullies and some people would probably have liked to have faced them with more aggression and say what I would have said had I not been to busy living a great fucking life. It’s my life and I chose to keep living it, despite the opt-out option that I had considered many times over the years. All I can really say is the best way to move on and show your victimizers that they didn’t win is to just be. EXIST, and move forward.  There’s a slight chance that they feel remorse or that they themselves were acting out because they had their own trials. Either way that’s not my concern nor should it be yours. I’m going to end with a roughly paraphrased quote. It’s not that “It Gets Better” but that “You’ll Get Stronger”.
I feel pretty fucking strong right now.
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