George is a musician living in Queens, NY. Until the COVID-19 pandemic caused businesses to shut down, he worked as a manager in a record shop.
Originally from Massachusetts, he's now been in NYC for around twenty years, during which time he's been an active member of the local indie rock scene, playing guitar and singing in multiple groups. Over the years, George became known among his friends for his funny stage banter and, after hearing from just the right number of people (254, to be exact) that "maybe he should be a comedian," he finally gave it a shot. After starting out at the city's open mics, he eventually founded his own monthly comedy show called "Spit Take Friday," at Bushwick DIY venue turned nonprofit, Fort Useless.
From 2014 to 2016, an offshoot of that live comedy show called Spit Take Comedy was launched on BTR as both a podcast and a video series. Part interview, part goofing, the show featured such comedic titans such as Dave Hill, Maeve Higgins, Jo Firestone and plenty more.
The funny and charming Mary Houlihan drops in to talk to George about whether there’s a duality in her work as an artist and comedian. They also discuss classic rock favorites and their shared fandom of The Best Show.
The hilarious Dean Masello stops by on his very own birthday to talk mustaches and his upcoming fatherhood! He also fills George in on his one man show “I’m So OCD”, as well as his lawyering past and MMA preferences.
Charlie Hankin and Matt Porter of Good Cop Great Cop stop by the studio to talk huble beginnings and how they evolved as performers. George tests their closeness and gets them to punch up his New Yorker cartoon ideas.
The lovely and talented Giulia Rozzi drops by to talk with George about their shared Massachusetts roots and her new album True Love. Then later, George and Giulia play a game of “Let's Make A Power Couple" in which they seriously ponder whether Axl Rose and Little Richard might be capable of having a successful romantic relationship.
George welcomes the hilarious Brett Davis onto Spit Take Comedy and asks about his character work and winning the prestigious Andy Kaufman award. Later, Craig Evanhalen of the art punk band Bananazzz stops by to talk with and beat up George.
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
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