Coming up on the Daren Streblow Comedy Show

Weekend of August 23th, 2014

Joey I.L.O. made the transition from hip-hop to stand-up comedy, and he talks about that journey with Daren on this week’s program. Denny Brownlee loves being a guy so much that he made a song about it–guys will love it, and women will agree whilst rolling their eyes. Plus John Branyan’s mother has a collection of sayings that still has John needing therapy.  Featured Comedians:  

From the StreBlog

Can’t Look

Cruise With Me!

Help Wanted

It’s Nice


Listen to Kristin Weber on the Daren Streblow Comedy Show


Kristin Weber takes center stage this week as she pontificates on her hilarious life, her liberty, and her pursuit of Robert Downey, Jr. Brother Preacher calls in with an update that makes Daren laugh until he hurts. Plus Dave and Brian party like it’s Wednesday — don’t miss it!

Featured comedians: David Pendleton, Leland Klassen, Jeff Allen, Jim Labriola, Greg Lee, Bob Nelson, Kristin Weber & Dave & Brian.

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Listen to Andy Beningo on the Daren Streblow Comedy Show


Daren tells David and Riley about a study that claims that rats feel emotion; Daren writes a touchy-feely poem in their honor. Daren chats with Andy Beningo about the joys of performing stand-up for audiences of less than 4 people. And Kristin Weber tells Daren about the best advice to lure in a husband — you won’t believe it.

Featuring: Ken Davis, Riley Armstrong, David Pendleton, Tim Hawkins, Jonnie W., Andy Beningo, Kristin Weber, and Jeff Allen.

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Listen to Brad Todd on the Daren Streblow Comedy Show


If you’ve ever thought about learning stand-up comedy, Brad Todd walks you through the joys of open-mic night. Also, find out the odd place where John Crist is getting pushed to donate money. Plus, Daren, David, and Riley can’t believe what a British study blames for modern obesity.

Taylor Mason,
Dennis Regan,
Tim Hawkins,
Riley Armstrong,
David Pendleton,
Marty Simpson,
Brad Todd, and
John Crist

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Temptation to Lie

Daren Streblow Comedy Show – 4th of July Special


We celebrate Independence Day with a star-spangled musical medley from the one-and-only Tim Hawkins. We also get a call from Chris Rossetti who is concerned about the miniature size of airplane seats. Plus, Daren, David, and Riley attempt to figure out the purpose of the car-key panic button. Featuring:

David Pendleton
Riley Armstrong
Chris Rossetti
Brad Stine
John Crist
Denny Brownlee
Jeff Allen
Tim Hawkins

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Listen to Matt Jernigan on the Daren Streblow Comedy Show


Matt Jernigan shares his brand new stand-up and musical comedy from his new project. Plus Daren, David, and Riley discuss the recently-overturned video-game ban in Marshfield, Massachusetts — yes, Ms. Pac Man is back! And Bob Smiley calls in to complain about his neighbor’s grossly-overweight cat.

Featuring: Matt Jernigan, Brian Regan, David Pendleton, Riley Armstrong, Ken Davis, Bob Smiley, and Leland Klassen.

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Listen to Carlos Oscar on the Daren Streblow Comedy Show


Daren discusses the symptoms and cure for a condition he calls being teen deaf. Carlos Oscar talks about his serious work with an organization that helps women out of sex slavery. Wil Twynstra shares his challenges of being a Dutch-Mexican. Plus Riley Armstrong sings about being a adrenaline junkie – the man drinks water straight from the faucet!

Featuring: Carlos Oscar, David Pendleton, Riley Armstrong, Marty Simpson, Chonda Pierce, John Branyan, and Wil Twynstra.

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Listen to Bone Hampton on the Daren Streblow Comedy Show


Bone Hampton has a hilarious brand new project out – hear it here first! Also, Daren, David, and Riley discuss a new product that will make sure you will never pay a speeding-ticket again! Tim Hawkins sings the Government Song. Plus, Ron Pearson calls in to trumpet his time-tested parenting technique that never ever ever fails – ever!

Featuring: Bone Hampton, David Pendleton, Riley Armstrong, Ron Pearson, Denny Brownlee, Micheal Jr., and Tim Hawkins.

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Listen to Phil Callaway on the Daren Streblow Comedy Show


This week Daren talks about being hit by a cop car – seriously! Phil Callaway tells us the secret to coping with deep personal loss. Plus Riley Armstrong picks up his guitar to publicly give up one of his favorite vices.

Featuring: Brian Regan, Phil Callaway, David Pendleton, Riley Armstrong,Tim Hawkins, Ron McGehee & Ron Pearson.

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Won’t Shut

Panic Attack

Listen to Jeff Caldwell on the Daren Streblow Comedy Show


Press play now and hear Daren, Riley, and David find out why marriages suffer if the husband is sick. You won’t believe Jeff Caldwell’s college training before he embarked on his hilarious comedy career; we will showcase his talents for you. Plus Tim Hawkins will shoot a computer — a feel-good that will make your day!

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Listen to our Memorial Day Edition of the Daren Streblow Comedy Show


We celebrate Memorial Day in this episode by giving you a plethora of fun and patriotic comedy that will be sure to be the perfect soundtrack to your sleeping-in-late and overeating festivities. Know-It-All Guy stops by to explain the connection between the Bible’s Noah and today’s modern grilling (we know you’ve always suspected a connection.)

Plus Daren, David, and Riley hear a report of the daring rescue of a child trapped inside a claw machine — who has no desire to get out!

Featuring: Scott Wood, David Pendleton, Riley Armstrong, Gordon Mesedahl, Keith Alberstadt, Anita Renfroe, Liz Thompson, Nazareth, Denny Brownlee, Jeff Allen and Paul Aldrich.

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Divorce Parties?

A Way to Overcome Negative Emotions


I discovered an interesting way to overcome negative feelings!

I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder a few years back and went on medication for awhile because my anxiety was getting to the point where I wasn’t functioning very well. The non-scary things in my life were starting to scare me, like: my neighbor’s poodle, Girl Scout cookies, and, sometimes, adverbs; so it was time for me to get on the happy pills, or do yoga, but I don’t think I could stand on my head with my foot in my ear.

Today, I feel a lot better; I’ve had some breakthroughs in my health, and I’ve been learning to trust God more and my negative feelings less. But I still get bouts of anxiety now and again. I will worry about my kids behavior, my basement flooding, my kids flooding my basement, etc. But, like I mentioned earlier, I’ve been doing something the last few days that has really been helping me feel better — without the help of medication, chanting, or do-it-yourself lobotomies. What is it?

I laugh.

That’s right, when the anxiety presses in, I push myself to let out a little laugh. Now, don’t get me wrong; I don’t blast out a random “HA!” when I’m checking in for jury duty (although it might help me get out of it). But as loudly as I can without attracting the attention of strangers, I try to laugh. Granted, it creeps out my kids a little bit, but I think that one should keep one’s kids guessing at his state of sanity anyway; it keeps them in line and it’s a lot of fun.

So, is my laughing helping with my negative emotions? Yes!

I instantly feel a little better. Why? Well, I’m not entirely sure. I think it might be because the laughter interrupts the mental pattern that I’ve set up in my head where I get a nervous feeling, dwell on it for a few minutes, panic for several seconds, eat a cookie, and then return to my day. So, instead of stewing about anxiety, I laugh and it’s over. How about that?

Now, you might be thinking, “I might want to try that for myself, but I don’t tell jokes for a living Daren, and as an adult, I can’t just laugh willy-nilly; I need a reason!” Really? Have you ever been in the room with someone who had “the giggles?” You have no idea why this person is laughing; it’s weird; it’s annoying; it’s random — but totally contagious! Sometimes it’s impossible not to join in without any reason, and it feels really good!

When I was a kid, my sisters and I used to get a bad case of the giggles during the sermon at church; not only was it inappropriate to laugh during a sermon entitled “The Seven Deadly Sins and You,” but also my dad had a bad habit of skipping breakfast before church; his stomach sounded like he was speed-draining an Olympic-sized swimming pool through a plastic straw. I’m not sure how, but Dad could never actually hear the screaming and wailing his stomach was doing, so he would get angry at his flippant children and their attitude towards the serious sermon, which only made our laughter worse! It was in times like this I discovered that my stomach could cramp so violently that it would twist together with my undergarments, and I could give myself an impressive “look-no-hands” wedgie.

There’s is almost always something funny to find in every situation, if you look for it; you don’t always need to find the funny thing first; you can laugh and find the funny thing later. Sometimes just the act of laughing in a tough situation is ridiculous enough to make you feel silly, and laugh some more.

For most people, myself included, laughing isn’t really a reflex to pain, so you have to train yourself to do it effectively (and appropriately), but I have found it is worth the effort. Not only do you feel better, but laughter is often the first step towards healing.

So, I challenge you, for the next couple of days, when things get tough, stop what you are doing and laugh!

Laugh because it interrupts the pain.
Laugh because it’s going to be okay.
Laugh because your emotions are being so predictable right now.
Laugh because of the look that’s on your face right now.
Laugh because you feel awkward.
Laugh because you don’t have all the answers.
Laugh because you are human like everyone else.
Laugh because it feels really good.

Laugh, because, ultimately, if you have faith, you already know that all this pain is going to work together for your good. The joke is on the pain — not you.

Let me know how it goes in the comments!

“She laughs at the days to come.”
Proverbs 31:25