Episode 86- Insomniyuhh

Jose can’t sleep! So, a new episode. A brief talk about the comedy workout, thoughts of adopting, music and concerts, almost becoming a cop and a brief thought on Roseanne.

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Episode 85- Eye Contact

Solo Episode- Jose just takes a little time to talk about appreciation, shares a story about a woman who was a bit too direct and an attempt at socializing.

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Episode 81- STOP! OR MY MOM WILL RUN YOU OVER

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!! Jose talks about his scary Mom and the time she almost ran a teenager over, how you have to be patient and working to see what is and isn’t your true vice.

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Episode 77- Keep on Truckin’

Solo episode! Jose records out of his Chevy S10 talking about memories changing, ghost stories and processing stress/adrenaline.

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Episode 65- I forgive Me

Solo Episode! Jose talks about forgiving yourself, even when you think you don’t deserve it. Admitting to your faults, accepting consequence and a couple of personal stories to educate on why you shouldn’t drink and drive. Oh, and a dude at the beach is a creep!

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Episode 62- Aerial Washington Returns

Aerial Washington, host of the bus chronicles on this podcast, is become a part-time cohost! We talk public arguments, Black Panther, scared women and all things awkward.

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Episode 61- Martin Rizo Returns Again

@comicmartinrizo welcomes Jose into his bedroom (eww) to record a podcast talking about fight or flight, real life super heroes, comics, comedy, dating and all things awkward.

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Episode 60- Physical Fitness

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 58- Recycle, Reduce Produce

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 53- Fresh Cup of Joe-se

Solo Episode- Insomnia, casual gym and life goals. Jose gets a little serious regarding a former acquaintance and the importance of expressing yourself when depressed.

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Episode 49- Ri Versteegh

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 43- Jose Chavez All Alone

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

@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

@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 37- Julio Gonzalez

@ogcomedy Julio Gonzalez stops by to talk comedy, hustling as kids and his drastic weight loss. Life lessons are shared in yet another awkward episode.

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Episode 34- Carlos Santos

@_Carlos_Santos Carlos Santos guests on this episode of Awkwardly Social. Carlos and Jose discuss previously recorded and lost episode, the burdens of being a beautiful man, being a spokesperson for burner phones and all awkward situations!

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Episode 32- Jay Washington

@mrjaywashington (Jay Washington) guests on this episode of Awkwardly Social. Jay and Jose discuss relationships, comedy and confess their past crimes. Subscribe on iTunes and give us a rating!

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

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.

Episode 22- Kelsey Cook

Kelsey Cook joins us on this episode of #AwkwardlySocial discussing the low income comedy life, family and fancy living.

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Episode 21- Jeremy Scippio

Jeremy Scippio @jeremycomedy joins us on this episode of #AwkwardlySocial discussing comedy, self deprecation, boxing, the latest Avengers film and general randomness.

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Episode 20- James Ponce

James Ponce (@jamesponcecomic on Instagram) joins us on this episode discussing touring, religion, nostalgic nerd attire and general randomness. Be sure to check out James’ podcast TWO BLACK WOMEN available on iTunes #AwkwardlySocial

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Episode 17- Justin Foster and Summer Malone

Justin Foster is back!!! Recorded back in December with Justin and Summer Malone sitting in we talk comedy, bad dates, first crushes and the effects of alcohol with bad decisions.

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