Episode 108- Lottery-ya

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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Email: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 106- Leg Pullin’ Ghosts

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 105- Courtesy Isn’t a Debt

Solo episode! Jose talks about a depressive episode, listening to opposing views, doing things for yourself and not putting it on others for emotions you assign to your gestures. Oh and a quick ghost-ish story.

Email for topics, say hello or talk depression: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Follow on stuff! @iamjosechavez

Episode 103- Facial Recognition 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 102- Jon Headle

Jose and guest Aerial Washington catch up, talk nonsense, Aerial dating and a trip to Europe! It’s just an awkward conversation so enjoy!

Follow Aerial (on social media, not in person you weirdo)- @aerialjwashington
Follow Jose (everywhere)- @iamjosechavez

email topics or to chat- josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 100- Lahna Turner

It’s the 100th episode! Lahna Turner, comedian and mother, opens up about her life after the passing of her husband Ralphie May. We discuss health (physical, mental and sexual) and recount awkward situations while she balances her life as a Mom. Donate to igg.me/at/ralphiemay

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https://www.lahnaturner.com

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Episode 99- Accidental Mentor

Solo episode!

Jose uses a set of questions provided by previous guest Nick Guerra. It’s short but fun. Feel your feelings, folks!

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Email: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 98- Note to Self

Solo episode! Jose talks about his weekend, goes over hosting notes and responsibilities and taking time for yourself, even if it’s not about being productive. Oh yeah and don’t be an a**hole because you think it’s what everyone is doing.

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Email: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 97- Dad Mode

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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Email- josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 95- Nick Guerra

Guest Nick and Jose talk comedy marketing, hip hop and get serious. Like super, duper, serious.

Follow Nick: @nickcomic

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Email for stuff: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

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Episode 93- Hi. Long Time.

Solo episode! Jose talks about stuff he’s been up to. Melting in the car, trying to be a nice person and how we easily forget manners when we are around the masses.

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Email me for stuff: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 90- Ri Versteegh Returns!

Returning guest Ri Versteegh took time to get away and shares her experience. We also talk about Father’s Day, traditions and American behavior.

Follow Ri: @riversteegh
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Episode 89- Antebellum

Solo episode! Jose talks about the things that make people bitter, even though it doesn’t really matter. He also talks about expanding your vocabulary to improve your ability to deliver your exact thoughts and breaks down an awkward situation with a drunken bar patron, as well as reaching out to those who are depressed.

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Episode 88- Class of 2018

Solo episode! Jose talks about his Mom almost getting into a fight, how honesty is deserved to be heard and told and how a smart kid gave some great advice that Jose didn’t do justice. Talking in third person as if I have an assistant is weird.

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Email for suggestions: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

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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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email: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

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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Email about stuff: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 83- Pattern Changes

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.

Follow on stuff: @IAmJoseChavez
Email for stuff: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 82- I Heard Yanni

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 80- Bad Hair Day

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 79- Xzibit A

Jose and Aerial Washington talk nonsense, old timey slang and music that embarrasses the hell out of them.

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Email josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 78- What is Cinco de Mayo?

Solo episode! Drunk Jose tries to explain the history of Cinco de Mayo, talks about being bit by the comedy bug again and about confronting people directly versus the social media long distance approach.

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

Episode 75- Ralph Guerra Returns!

Mom don’t listen! This is a mature episode. Ralph Guerra, comedian and friend, returns after 73 episodes to catch up with Jose. They talk drinking too much, displaying their body, social vices, celebrity crushes, time traveling perverts, embarrassing songs in their playlists and all things awkward.

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Episode 74- Sometimes, Life is Ramen

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

For advice, comments or to share an awkward story, email josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 73- John, Jeff, John, Jodie, Jose, Jenine

Jose and guest co-host Aerial Washington talk creepy moments, awkward moment with hearing neighbors have sex, AI movie concept, Jeff Goldblum, bad date that turned into creep and convicted sex offender, and Bus Chronicles advice.

Be sure to follow Aerial @aerial87 on IG

For questions, advice or to share an awkward story, email josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 71- Portion Control

Solo episode! Jose wraps up the week, talks about being okay with where you are vs. where you want to be, portion control and almost poisoning his neighbor.

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Episode 69- Basically

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 68- Off The Grid

Solo episode! I deleted my social media (though I think I forgot twitter. I’ll get to it). I catch up on my weekend, record a quick solo and I’ll be posting a full length episode later tonight!

To get updates on shows or to suggest topics/bookings: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 67- Because I’m Awkward

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 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!

Follow on IG, Snapchat and Twitter: @JoseChavezComic

For topic suggestions, awkward advice and to share an awkward experience email josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 64- Neighborly Love

In this solo episode, Jose talks about trying to avoid the pitfalls of repetitive bad patterns including emotional dumping, habits of criticism and being reluctant to do the things that could improve your day to day headspace.

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To suggest topics, share awkward stories or for advice email josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

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.

Follow on instagram: @josechavezcomic @aerial87

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.

Instagram/snapchat: @josechavezcomic and @awkwardlysocialpodcast

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Episode 56- Antisocial Media

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 55- Jose Say Say

Solo Episode- Why it’s hard to please everyone and why you should do what makes you happy, even if it’s not for everyone.

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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 52- New Year, Old Jose.

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 50- Ho Ho Jose

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

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

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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Live Podcast Taping 12/28/17

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

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!

@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

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

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 40- Jose Chavez

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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Episode 39- Justin Rupple

Justin Rupple is a great friend, Comedian and does amazing impressions. He’s been seen on the new USA show “First Impressions” with Dana Carvey, and in the film “Operation Chromite” starring alongside Liam Neeson. Justin joins Jose in this episode talking about social cues, skepticism and the pitfalls of a closed mind and… aliens?

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Episode 38- Aerial Washington

Aerial Washington joins us this week talking about beauty pageants, being a part of the comedy community as a non-comic, and we introduce a segment called the Bus Chronicles where she runs into unsavory characters and a micro community.

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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 36- Christine Medrano

@christinemed Christine Medrano and Jose talk comedy, meeting and working with your idols, the #MeToo movement and PDA. Be sure to follow Christine and send some support her way as she gets ready to do her first HBO Latino taping.

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New Sketch! Day Laborer.

@comicmartinrizo @josechavezcomic star.

When a day laborer is solicited for the oldest profession in the world.

 

Episode 35- Jose Chavez solo Pt. 3

Another solo episode! Random thoughts spewed in this third solo round. Jose talks about an episode with depression and the advice given to him. Also, a quick lesson in trying not to be a dick.

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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 33- Jose’s Random Thoughts

Another solo episode! Random thoughts spewed in Jose’s second solo episode. A brief thought telling the story of quick to judge scenarios and an experience with racism that was never processed as what it was.

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Jose Chavez on Krillin It Super!

@ifysnotfunny @missdanifernandez @hyper_rpg

Jose Chavez and RuthAnn Thompson (@ru_thompson) guest on Hyper RPG’s online Dragon Ball Super recap show, Krillin It Super with Dani Fernandez and Ify Nwadiwe. Watch as they recap episode 18 and other silly ass online content created with DBS characters.

New Sketch. Jose Can Skate!

Shot and edited on my iPhone. When we have 20 minutes to kill, we film. Be sure to follow @theandrewfultz and @josechavezcomic

New Awkwardly Social Sketches Coming Soon!

I’m exited to announce that in addition to live comedy shows and podcasts, I’ve begun writing and shooting with some amazingly talented and hilarious comedians. Big things are in the works as we prepare to expand the Awkwardly Social brand (and the Jose Chavez one as well). First Sketch will be available April 20th!

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#AwkwardlySocialComedy

Episode 29- Ghost Stories with Beau Bowker

@beaubowker Beau Bowker from the podcast Two Black Women joins us to discuss R&B music, paranormal, ghost stories, family and all things spooky in this Halloween episode of #AwkwardlySocial

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Episode 28- Orlando Leyba

@heylando Orlando Leyba joins us to discuss living in Florida, comedy, drinking and all things awkward.

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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 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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Episode 16- Summer Malone and David Rosenberg

Comedians Summer Malone and David Rosenberg kick off the new year with some… awkward dialogue.

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Episode 15- Nikki Limo

Comedian/Youtuber/Hula-dancer Nikki Limo stops by Casa De Chavez to sit with the guys discussing her internet fame and shows off her seemingly unlimited amount of skills including rap and dance.

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Episode 14- Nick Guerra and KT Tatara

Comedian Nick Guerra talks comedy and former rap ambitions, relationships, tv credits (Stand-Up Revolution on Comedy Central) with Jose and Steven. KT Tatara (seen on Live Nude Comedy and Office Max print ad) pops in half way through the episode and shares stories of trying to get acting roles and the on-screen kisses.

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Episode 6- Introducing Steven Briggs

Awkwardly Social is back and better than ever! We did a quick episode to introduce the official co-host for the show, Mr. Steven Briggs! Comedian from San Diego who helps keep the energy of the show high and you’ll definitely learn to love the guy.

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Check out Jose Chavez September 20th at 10PM at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA. Email feedback to Jose@awkwardlysocialpodcast.com

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Episode 5- Martin Rizo

After a long hiatus due to audio problems, we’re back! And this time I’m with Martin Rizo at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA. With a brief visit from Camille Solari and William Nickerson (the club manager) we talk comedy and make with the giggles as we learn more about Martin Rizo.

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Check out Jose Chavez July 19th at 10PM at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA. Email feedback to Jose@awkwardlysocialpodcast.com

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Episode 4- Melissa Villaseñor

Melissa Villasenor, an SNL cast member, stops by and definitely brings the funny. We talk about family, her career before and after her initial introduction to the world with America’s Got Talent and discover her only flaw is not being interested in the Avengers (but we love you anyway Melissa!)

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Episode 3- Laurie Kilmartin

Laurie Kilmartin, writer for Conan on TBS, invites Jose to her home for an early episode of awkwardly social.

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Episode 2- Ralph Guerra

My second guest Ralph Guerra reminds us why you should never share a bed with him and why no one would ever want to be a woman in his dreams.

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