AWKWARDLY SOCIAL COMEDY

Keep life awkward.

Episode 118- Birthday Month?

January 7, 2019
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Jose isn’t good at spoiling himself, or doing anything birthday related. Do you celebrate a full month or a week or just the day? What would you do, realistically, if you could celebrate for a full month?

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Episode 117- Diosa

January 4, 2019
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Jose sits down with Kristian I MEAN Divine Diosa, host of the Vaya Con Diosa podcast. They talk personal growth, the benefits of learning from your mistakes, inconveniencing others with death and Diosa opens up about her house arrest.

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Episode 108- Lottery-ya

October 24, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Solo episode! Jose talks about the lottery, knowing your worth while not being a dick about it and yada yada. Oh and a failed Chupacabra capturing attempt.

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Episode 107- Man in the Mirror

October 15, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Ghosts! And stuff. And such. Jose talks about adopting a dog, family encounters with relatives that passed and ghost perverts in the bathrooms.

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Episode 106- Leg Pullin’ Ghosts

October 11, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Another Ghost Stories episode! This time we focus on experiences that were possibly Sleep Paralysis and the clues that gave away that maybe it was more of a haunting.

It’s also World Mental Health Day and Jose talks briefly about the help that is out there and that sometimes it’s okay to not be okay but it’s never a good thing to keep it to yourself.

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Episode 104- Ghost Stories 2018

October 2, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

G-G-Ghost Stories are a great part of the Halloween season. Jose is joined by Steffie, co-host and girlfriend of Martin Rizo (who joins when he’s not completely terrified). Personal haunting experiences are shared, beliefs in what the spirits are and a little bit of Rizo’s fear of the paranormal.

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@steffie_la @comicmartinrizo

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Episode 103- Facial Recognition Comedy

September 21, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

The damn funny trio of Facial Recognition Comedy (Zahra Ali, Fizaa Dosani and Pallavi Gunalan) Join Jose to talk weird boys, dating, old traditions and families setting up marriages. Follow Facial Recognitions podcast, available on all platforms.

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@facialrecognitioncomedy
@reallyzahra
@fizaadosani
@pallavigunalan

Don’t follow Jose. Or do. Whatever: @iamjosechavez

Email: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 97- Dad Mode

August 2, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Brian McDaniel joins Jose again, for the 2nd time, as a returning person who has come back again. They talk natural comedic skills, being too old to party, defending themselves against cats and all things awkward.

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Episode 86- Insomniyuhh

May 30, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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

May 27, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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 83- Pattern Changes

May 20, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Solo episode! Jose goes on and on about doing things for yourself, changing your patterns and shares a story about working with Chuck D from Public Enemy and Chino XL.

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Episode 82- I Heard Yanni

May 17, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Solo episode! Jose recaps Mother’s Day, dudes who try to be overly nice for sex, Pretending to have a twin and talking like one of the boys. Rate and subscribe and tell your awkward ass friends.

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

May 11, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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 80- Bad Hair Day

May 9, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Solo episode! Jose shares his thoughts on following trends and talks about his year of bad hair then gets into the trend of retreats vs. therapy.

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Episode 77- Keep on Truckin’

May 2, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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

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Email for suggestions or to share a story: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 74- Sometimes, Life is Ramen

April 17, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Solo episode! Jose talks about almost running dudes over, the lulls of life being okay and encourages others to find a medium, possibly podcasts.

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Episode 72- Comedians In Cars Getting Churros

April 12, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Comic Martin Rizo and Jose Chavez sit down in Rizo’s car to talk about ghetto comedy shows, staying in awful hotels, Marvel Films and a man date to Disneyland. Check out Rizo’s podcast Squad By The Bell. Rate and subscribe!

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Episode 69- Basically

March 22, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Solo episode! Jose talks keeping promises, social media withdrawals and doing things for yourself that eliminates the stress of debating back and forth internally.

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Episode 67- Because I’m Awkward

March 14, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Jose records from his truck! Talks about writing a kids book, taking a break from comedy and having a sexy ass voice. All this and the good, bad and awkward.

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TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO LISTEN! Rate and subscribe.

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Episode 66- Boyz II Menso

March 10, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Solo episode- We all retreat into ourselves when we are having a tough time, especially when it’s dealing with social anxiety. Jose shares a personal story that used to be embarrassing and gives advice on how to become comfortable in the life you’re living.

Episode 65- I forgive Me

March 6, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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

February 21, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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.

Follow on instagram: @josechavezcomic @aerial87

Episode 61- Martin Rizo Returns Again

February 11, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

@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

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
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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

January 4, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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 50- Ho Ho Jose

December 23, 2017
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Merry Christmas! Jose wraps up the holiday season recapping what it is to find yourself in the things you do. Aerial Washington joins Jose with a bus chronicle, talking about being kind towards others and the occasions where it’s not met with kindness.

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Episode 49- Ri Versteegh

December 17, 2017
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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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Live Podcast Taping 12/28/17

December 13, 2017
Awkwardly Social Comedy

I’ll be doing my first live podcast recording December 28th at the House of Brews Coffee House in San Fernando, CA.

Returning guest Steve Halasz and first time guest Cristela Alonzo (voice of Cruz Ramirez in Cars 3) will be joining me as we sit and chat comedy, careers and all things awkward. Free show however seating is first come first served so arrive early.

Follow us on Instagram @josechavezcomic @steveisokay @cristela9

Episode 47- Keenan Baker

December 13, 2017
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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
Awkwardly Social Comedy

@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 44- Jose Solo Cup

December 4, 2017
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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 41- R-Mean

November 15, 2017
Awkwardly Social Comedy

@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

November 5, 2017
Awkwardly Social Comedy

@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

June 5, 2017
Awkwardly Social Comedy

@_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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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.

Episode 22- Kelsey Cook

June 9, 2015
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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

May 28, 2015
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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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