AWKWARDLY SOCIAL COMEDY

Keep life awkward.

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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New Sketch. Jose Can Skate!

May 11, 2017
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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
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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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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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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.

Comic spotlight: Dustin Ybarra

August 15, 2015
Awkwardly Social Comedy

@Dustin_Ybarra (Goldbers, Gotham, 21 and Over, We Bought A Zoo) will be joining us at the House of Brews Coffee House in San Fernando Thursday, August 20th at 730PM. Here’s a video from his time on Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution on Comedy Central.

Catch Dustin Ybarra as one of the crazies on season two of Gotham on Fox.

Episode 24- Dani Fernandez (Part 2)

August 11, 2015
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Dani Fernandez @msdanifernandez returns in part 2 of #AwkwardlySocial We discuss failed attempts at being trendy, the struggle of a comic and writer and all things awkward. Be sure to follow Dani Fernandez on twitter and instagram.

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Episode 22- Kelsey Cook

June 9, 2015
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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
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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

May 22, 2015
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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 19- Justin Foster Returns!

January 10, 2015
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Justin Foster returns to Awkwardly Social and we discuss the awkwardness of social introverts, sobriety and the crazy people that surround the world of a comic. Follow Justin Foster @justincomic and check out his podcast Foster The Podcast available on iTunes #AwkwardlySocial

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Episode 17- Justin Foster and Summer Malone

January 17, 2014
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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 7- South Central Cookie Molesters

September 17, 2012
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Jose Chavez and Steven Briggs talk shop(lifting). The guys take a trip on the bus, interviewing model citizens on their way to orgies.

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Episode 6- Introducing Steven Briggs

September 15, 2012
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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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Episode 5- Martin Rizo

July 13, 2012
Awkwardly Social Comedy

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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