Brendan K. O’Grady Checks In

(Credit: An Indoor Lady)
(Credit: An Indoor Lady)

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.

Comedy Wham Presents: Brendan K. O’Grady

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.

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Comedy Wham Presents: Duncan & Brendan

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Sure Thing is every Saturday at 8pm from Austin Java (Credit: Sure Thing Records)

Brendan K. O’Grady and Duncan Carson are just friends, or comedians, they’re also partners. The duo have been hosting Sure Thing at Austin Java on Lamar and Parkway for several years and have started a comedy record label named Sure Thing Records. My good friend and partner here at Comedy Wham, Valerie, chatted with them for a bit.

Part 1 is about their past – how they got into the comedy scene and how they ended up in Austin.

Part 2 is about their current projects and shenanigans.

Valerie and I hope you enjoyed the interviews. ¬†We will be posting more in the future. Feel free to share anything Comedy Wham posts and like our social stuff. Also, don’t forget to check out Sure Thing every Saturday, 8pm at Austin Java on Lamar and Parkway. Remember to get there early. Seats go fast.

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