AWKWARDLY SOCIAL COMEDY

Keep life awkward.

Episode 128- AMA

March 19, 2019
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Solo episode. Short one. People asked some silly questions, some serious one and they were all answered. Enjoy.

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Email: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Awkwardly Social at the Ice House Pasadena!

March 18, 2019
Awkwardly Social Comedy

April 11th

Featuring comedians seen on Comedy Central (definitely) Hulu (probably) and HBO (subscribers… maybe)

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Episode 125- Chocolate Factory

March 4, 2019
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Jose and returning guest Aerial Washington talk about nostalgia, dating, personal beauty and how Jose tries to set Aerial up with a date during a drunken dialogue that’s progressively entertaining and awkward.

Follow Aerial: @aerialjwashington

Follow Jose: @iamjosechavez

Email on topics/suggestions: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 124- On The Clock

February 27, 2019
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Jose recaps the birthday weekend, talks supporting others who may be suffering, shares how weirdly vulgar his family can be while being prude about bodily functions. It’s awkward!

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Suggest an episode, reach out for help, whatever: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 121- Hair Twins

January 30, 2019
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Aerial Washington returns to the podcast to catch up on life, dudes sending dirty pics and a new business venture for Aerial where she rates men based on the photos they send. So, do that but pay her.

Follow Aerial: @aerialjwashington

Follow Jose if you wanna: @iamjosechavez

email for tickets to the February 21st show in North Hollywood or just to say hi/suggest topics: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

First Awkwardly Social Comedy Show for 2019!

January 25, 2019
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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February 21st at the Haha Comedy Club 9PM
4712 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91602

That’s right, you wonderful people. Awkwardly Social Comedy is back for the first time in over a year! Plus, it’s a birthday show for Jose, the host who is writing in third person to make it seem like it’s more professional.

The lineup includes previous guests on the podcast like Beau Bowker, Christine Medrano, Ralph Guerra and soon to be guests Aiko Tanaka (Fast and the Furious) and Keith Carey (Roast Battle on Comedy Central).

Email josechavezcomedian@gmail.com for tickets**!

Please provide your name and the number of guests (Example: Steven Seagal +2)

**Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis. Arrival time must be before 8pm for the guest list ticket to be honored. $15 at the door after 8pm.

Episode 115- Saint Carolina

December 27, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

New Episode! Jose recaps Christmas and what it means to be thankful for the kind people around. Also, a brief chat about how the weight loss isn’t going and how to get the ball rolling for new years resolutions.

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Email: Josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

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Episode 114- Shahira Osman

December 19, 2018
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Jose is joined by aspiring comedian Shahira Osman in this previously recorded episode earlier this year. They talk relationships, obligations and aspirations. Oh, and how Jose hates Pumpkin Spice anything.

Follow Shahira: @shahira_osman

Follow Jose: @iamjosechavez

Email: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

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.

Email ghost stories/Talk about Mental Health: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

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Episode 101- Not Scared, But Excited

September 7, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Solo Episode!

Jose recounts his poor eating habits, spending time with his family and taking his autistic nephew to Disneyland.

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Email if ya wanna. josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 100- Lahna Turner

August 21, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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

Follow Lahna: @lahnaturnerr
https://www.lahnaturner.com

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email: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 96- Adults

July 31, 2018
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Comedian and Adult Actress Silvia Sage, Stoner and Comedian Stoner Rob join Jose to talk comedy, the downsides to sex, comedy and being an adult. Brainstorming for quick rich schemes and Jose retells the story of getting hit by Steve-O.

Follow Silvia: @silviasaigesex
Follow Stoner Rob: @stonerrob

Follow Jose I guess: @iamjosechavez

Email for topics or something: Josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 94- Headbanger

July 23, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

Solo episode! Jose talks family, doing bad shows for growth, accepting how you’re perceived and getting hit in the head at the gym.

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Email for stuff: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 93- Hi. Long Time.

July 17, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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.

Follow on stuff: @iamjosechavez

Email me for stuff: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 92- Brad Williams

June 28, 2018
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Comedian Brad Williams (Daddy Issues, Deadbeat) joins Jose to talk stereotypes, comedy on the road while married and share stories of some violent audience members. Oh, and Jose has a weird excuse for speeding.

Follow Brad on IG @bradwilliamscomic on Twitter @funnybrad and bradwilliamscomedy.com

Follow Jose @iamjosechavez on stuff. Email josechavezcomedian@gmail.com to suggest topics.

Episode 90- Ri Versteegh Returns!

June 18, 2018
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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
Follow Jose (if ya wanna): @iamjosechavez

Email topics/suggestions: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

Episode 86- Insomniyuhh

May 30, 2018
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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

May 27, 2018
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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

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.

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

Episode 79- Xzibit A

May 7, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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

Follow Aerial @aerial87
Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter: IAmJoseChavez

Email josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

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.

Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter: IAmJoseChavez
Email for suggestions or to share a story: josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

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
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@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 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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Email to sponsor or ask questions/suggest topics:
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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.

Instagram/snapchat: @josechavezcomic and @awkwardlysocialpodcast

To submit an Awkward story or for topics/suggestions email
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Episode 57- Hard TARGET

January 26, 2018
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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

Instagram/snapchat: @josechavezcomic and @awkwardlysocialpodcast

To submit an Awkward story or for topics/suggestions email
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Episode 55- Jose Say Say

January 9, 2018
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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.

Instagram/snapchat: @josechavezcomic and @awkwardlysocialpodcast

To submit an Awkward story or for topics/suggestions email
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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.

Subscribe to Awkwardly Social on iTunes here

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Instagram/snapchat: @josechavezcomic and @awkwardlysocialpodcast

Email to sponsor or ask questions/suggest topics:
josechavezcomedian@gmail.com

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 39- Justin Rupple

November 9, 2017
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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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Instagram/snapchat: @josechavezcomic and @awkwardlysocialpodcast

Email to sponsor or ask questions/suggest topics:
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New Sketch! Day Laborer.

July 10, 2017
Awkwardly Social Comedy

@comicmartinrizo @josechavezcomic star.

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

 

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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Email to sponsor or ask questions/suggest topics:
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Episode 33- Jose’s Random Thoughts

June 2, 2017
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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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Email to sponsor or ask questions/suggest topics:
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New Sketch. Jose Can Skate!

May 11, 2017
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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

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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Jose Chavez headlining the Ice House in Pasadena!!!

November 20, 2015
Awkwardly Social Comedy

I’m happy to announce that on December 10th I’ll be headlining for the first time ever and it’s at the Ice House Stage 2 in Pasadena! Incredible lineup including Beau Bowker, Steve Halasz, Teddy Tutson, Jessica Keenan and Aurelio Bocanegra. Tickets are just $10 at the IceHouseComedy.com site.

http://icehousecomedy.com/event.cfm?id=422528&cart

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Episode 29- Ghost Stories with Beau Bowker

October 29, 2015
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@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

October 29, 2015
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@heylando Orlando Leyba joins us to discuss living in Florida, comedy, drinking and all things awkward.

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Email to sponsor or ask questions/suggest topics:
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Episode 27- Beau Bowker

October 1, 2015
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@beaubowker Beau Bowker from the podcast Two Black Women joins us to discuss porn, relationships, bullies and racism. But mostly porn.

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Email to sponsor or ask questions/suggest topics:
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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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