Audio by Valerie, Words by David
Time flies. Just over a year ago, Comedy Wham started recording interviews with Austin area comedians. It started with an interview with the hosts of Sure Thing, a pretty rad showcase every Saturday at the Austin Java on Lamar and Parkway. Brendan K. O’Grady and Duncan Carson are basically the Batman and Robin of the Austin comedy scene… wait, I’m not fan of D.C. Let’s do a Marvel reference: Cable and Deadpool? Ironman and Captain America? Oh well, you get it.
Valerie Lopez catches up with Brendan K. O’Grady to catch up on things and see how Sure Things Records is going. O’Grady is excited about where things are going regarding the record label. Two of their seven releases topped the iTunes comedy charts. That’s something to be proud of considering the amount of content being put out on the site.
With the success of the record label and the continued standing room only shows, O’Grady and Carson have no plans to leave Austin in the near future. The quality of the comedians this city fosters is incredible. It’s not surprising they leave to bigger cities like L.A. and New York to grow their careers. It’s good to know (from a comedy fan’s perspective) Carson and O’Grady have decided to stay here.
Always cheery and affable, Brendan K. O’Grady gives a lighthearted rundown of Sure Things Records’ upcoming plans, teases their latest album and discusses any future compilation albums with the Terry Gross of Austin’s comedy scene. If you want to check out Sure Thing Records go to their website. All records are available for digital download. As for O’Grady, well, he can be found all over the web and of course, at Austin Java every Saturday night.