Vinnie Brands A Comics Tale Podcast

Vinnie Brand's A Comic's Tale Podcast


Working comic and Stress Factory Comedy Club owner Vinnie Brand takes you behind the scenes of his life as a husband, father of six, comic, club owner, school board member, and sheep farmer. Along with co-host producer, and long time friend Anthony Villa, we'll cover topics like history of The Stress Factory comedy club, what it's like to hang with the nations funniest comics, current events, movies, marriage and much much more. If you know Vinnie then you'll love this insiders look at what makes him & his success tick and if you don't know Vinnie...well then your in for a great time. Enjoy and interact with us via email and comments.

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  • Vinnies Back! #comedy #podcast #vinniebrand #jimbreuer
    Vinnie's Back! #comedy #podcast #vinniebrand #jimbreuer
    Duration: 49min | 08/10/2018

    Hey fans of Vinnie Brand! Vin finally got his shit together and set up his new podcasting gear. I stopped by to help him test it out and this cast was created. Enjoy having Vinnie back in your ears. #podcast #stressfactory #jimbreuer #funny #vinniebrand

  • S4-E56
    Duration: 36min | 15/01/2018

    Vin finally finds time for his loyal fans and sits down to cut a new podcast to let ya know all about his New Years resolutions. He commits to casting every Tuesday at 6 AM to get them done....we'll see how long that lasts. Enjoy! #comedy #podcast #vinniebrand #acomicstale #2018 #stressfactory

  • We Cant Drive 55
    We Can't Drive 55
    Duration: 51min | 30/10/2017

    Vin is at it again, telling stories, listen in as he complains and tells more stories!

  • S3-E54
    Duration: 55min | 09/10/2017

    In this cast Vin is hold up in a hotel while his daughter is on a college visit. We combined that with an interview Vinnie did with Piff the Magic Dragon of America's Got Talent fame and you've got Ep 54!  Enjoy! #piffthemagicdragon #magic #comedy #vinniebrand

  • S3-E53
    Duration: 54min | 27/09/2017

    In this weeks cast Vin regales us with his tale of woe having to sit next to a less than desirable person on his $34 flight to Michigan this past week. He then does a rousing review of Frontier Airlines and then we get into a bunch of comedy stuff and news about The Stress Factory Bridgeport!

  • S3-E52
    Duration: 01h05min | 19/09/2017

    Vinnie and Anthony come out swinging this week...Vin is stuck in Beatles Vortex and Vicki isn't into it. Listen in to see what happens.

  • S3-E51
    Duration: 48min | 13/09/2017

    Vin is back just like that with a new exciting podcast. In this Ep he talks about how he thinks he's become lazy and is letting his beautiful wife Vicki Brand micromanage him. Listen in and find out why. #stressfactory #comedy

  • S3-E50
    Duration: 01h01min | 29/08/2017

    In this our triumphant return after a summer of fun (for Vinnie) we give you our 50th episode! Enjoy stories from the club about how Scarlett Johansson wouldn't give Vinnie the time of day while at The Stress Factory with her boyfriend Colin Jost of SNL Weekend Update fame then Vinnie talks about his experience hanging back stage with George Lopez while he filmed his HBO special at The Kennedy Center in D.C. Stay tuned at the end for an extra special behind-the-scenes peek at the magic of how an amazing cast like this comes together. #comedy #georgelopez #scarlettjohansson #snl #colinjost

  • S3-E49
    Duration: 56min | 28/07/2017

    Fresh off his family vacation Vinnie hits the ground running with stories of time share purchases gone wrong and frightened little girls on a cliff jump. Get some. #comedy #acomicstalepodcast #

  • S3-E48
    Duration: 49min | 15/07/2017

    We finally track Vinnie down after a 2 week hiatus and after a quick family vacation down the Jersey shore. Anthony runs into Tom Papa again and gets a mention on the Come to Papa podcast and Vin nearly cuts his finger off. So enjoy that. (Vin texted Tom during the show but he didn't answer)

  • S3-E47
    Duration: 49min | 23/06/2017

    This week Vinnie talks about kids sports and bullfighting!

  • S3-E46
    Duration: 50min | 09/06/2017

    Vinnie goes on about his trip to Yankee Stadium, The Beatles and tells a story from the club.

  • S3-E45
    Duration: 52min | 31/05/2017

    The boys come to you this week with chit chat about health, comedy and news. Join in the fun. Subscribe today!

  • S3-E44
    Duration: 55min | 23/05/2017

    In this energetic cast, Vinnie and Anthony talk about the 300 people that showed up at The Brand's house for prom photos and Vinnie's adventure back to the comedy stages of NYC. We end with a great tune from Darius Ruckas. Ask Vinnie who this is.

  • S3-E43
    Duration: 01h01min | 17/05/2017

    Vin's back with another show from his basement. The big subject this week, BEST FEMALE COMIC ever.

  • S3-E42
    Duration: 53min | 01/05/2017

    Trying to get back on track, Vinnie knocks out 2 in 2 weeks for you guys.

  • S3-E41
    Duration: 45min | 19/04/2017

    Like Rumpelstiltskin, Vinnie has awoke. Running an empire like The Stress Factory takes alot of time, effort and laying around.;) Vin manged to find a few minutes between like 1 and 2am to sit down in front of his computer in his Mancave and squeeze out an episode of ACT for his fans. Join us as he tells a heart warming Charlie Murphy story in honor of this great comics' passing last week. nJoy.   #charliemurphy #comedy #RIP #funny

  • S3-E40
    Duration: 01h07s | 04/03/2017

    Finally, we got 40 out the door. We were hesitant to release it because the audio is rough. Vin's connection isn't much better than a tin can with'll see why if you listen. Try and hang on till the end, he tells some good stories. #patriceoneal #podcast #billburr #funny #comedy

  • S3-E39
    Duration: 50min | 18/02/2017

    After taking a week off due to his illness Vinnie is back! Fresh off headlining at The Stress Factory where he preformed 5 sold out shows with 104 temperature! The man is made of steel....except when it comes to keeping on a weekly podcast schedule that is. Join in as the boys talk about all the things they missed last week. #comedy #funny #vinnie #brand #stressfactory

  • S3-E38
    Duration: 01h01min | 03/02/2017

    Vinnie is back, Ant's tagging along, as usual. Be a fly on the wall as Vin spins his yarn. #podcast #radio #comedy #vinnie #artilange #MLCpodcast

  • S3-E37
    Duration: 59min | 28/01/2017

    In between sets at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ Vin pops on and checks in with you guys, Anthony tells a little story about when he and Vin first met and how late and tired Vinnie always was and they discuss some news. Its a good one folks. Get a friend to subscribe! borgata, atlantic, city, vinnie, brand, comedy, podcast, funny, comics, anthony, villa

  • S3-E36
    Duration: 52min | 21/01/2017

    In this powerpacked episode, Vinnie Brand and Anthony Villa talk about what it was like trying to promote the club back in the early days when there was NO money! Vin tells a few gorilla marketing stories and the boys then talk about some current events.

  • S3-E35
    Duration: 54min | 13/01/2017

    Vin is back with Anthony at the helm. He tells stories about Bert Kreischer at the club last week and about the Stress Factory Holiday Party.

  • S2-E34
    Duration: 01h10min | 17/12/2016

    In this powerpacked ep Vinnie and Anthony talk about alot of things, listen in and hear a snippet of Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast when he had NJ comedian Jim Florentine on and as Jim was telling a story about his latest comedy special, A Simple Man, being recorded at The State Theater in New Brunswick, which  is near The Stress Factory, and then they both started to reminisce about working with Vinnie. I recorded it and played it for Vinnie "live".

  • S2-E33
    Duration: 01h21min | 08/12/2016

    With Vin fresh off a plane from Disney, him and Anthony jump on a last minute Skype call and put together a show. They talk a little news, a little current events, talk about Pete Correale's night at the Stress Factory and a story he relayed to Anthony about the Hyatt in New Brunsiwck's policy to charge $25 for a roll-a-way bed for his 4 year old (which he also covered in his podcast) and a story from back in the day about the club. Enjoy.

  • S2-E32
    Duration: 56min | 30/11/2016

    Vin and Anthony are back with news talk, NFL talk the BOBBY COLLINS story and much much more. Tune in and SHARE WITH A FRIEND!!

  • S2-E31
    Duration: 50min | 15/11/2016

    Vinnie, check. Anthony, check. These guys are locked in for another fun filled afternoon of orgasmic fun! Craig Robinson stories. Batteries not included.

  • S2-E30
    Duration: 50min | 06/11/2016

    The boys are back after Vin battled the Zika virus and get right back into it with talk about the presidential election, Kevin Meaney's death and a few questions get answered. Enjoy.

  • S2-E29
    Duration: 53min | 01/10/2016

    This week Vin casts directly from the back office of the Stress Factory. Here a story, an ad about underwear and a phone call. Enjoy.

  • S2-E28
    Duration: 01h28s | 17/09/2016

    Join in and listen to Vin tell his Bill Burr story a little one about Jim Norton and another fabulous phone call done from the Stress Factory stage! Oh and thats Anthony covering Three More Days at the end ;)

  • S2-E27
    Duration: 01h09s | 09/09/2016

    Join the men as Vin takes us down memory lane with a story about how he picked New Brunswick as the location for The Stress Factory. They talk about the NEW club up in Bridgeport CT that will be opening this winter and delve into some news. This weeks phone call is called Daughter and the Biker Guys...and as usual its hilarious....comes near the end, enjoy.

  • S2-E26
    Duration: 59min | 27/08/2016

    This week, Vin calls Anthony from the car and they do half the cast that way then finish when Vinnie arrives home and goes inside and fires up Skype. In the middle of all that we cut in one of the prank calls Vinnie does live from the stage, a MUST see if you haven't seen this yet. We will be cutting these in some shows and also putting a few out as bonus casts!

  • S2-E25
    Duration: 58min | 20/08/2016

    Vinnie and Anthony sit down via Skype and chat about the olympics, puke at the club and other assorted funny's.

  • S2-E24
    Duration: 55min | 12/08/2016

    Well, Vinnie and Anthony are back after a few vacations, a few club renos and a few missed chances. Vin's been busier than a 1 armed paper hanger. Enjoy as they chit chat about some current news stories and a couple of club stories.

  • S2-E23
    Duration: 50min | 18/07/2016

    With Vin and I on vacation we try a little remote recording, everything on Vins side sounds perfect. Mine, not so well...enjoy this cast of Vin talking to a ghost and we promise to do better next time kids. HEY IT's summer anyway!

  • S2-E22
    Duration: 01h03min | 04/07/2016

    Vinnie and Anthony celebrate our great nations birthday by talking about fat dudes on magazine covers and Tesla car crashes :) Vin tells a great story about the club and of course Springsteen is in effect.  Enjoy! Next show features a great Jim Breuer story.

  • S2-E21
    Duration: 59min | 29/06/2016

    Vinnie starts his run for 10,000 presidential write in votes. Join the boys in this heated political exchange. (not really) Vin tells a great story about a classic comedic duo he got to meet once.

  • S2-E20
    Duration: 48min | 21/06/2016

    Vinnie and Anthony go down memory lane about how they met and some of the crazy things they used to deal with at Poor Billy's, they cover some news and Vin tells a story about the late great Otto and George and the biker gang from back in the day at the club.

  • S2-E19
    Duration: 01h09min | 14/06/2016

    The boys are back with stories from the club, they answer a listener question about hecklers and introduce some new sponsors and also get to the bottom of the Why Was Vinnie's Audio Lower Than Anthony's issue. Enjoy!

  • S2-E18
    Duration: 58min | 07/06/2016

    More stories from the club, news and Vinnie messing with phone callers in this episode. Stick around till the end as Vinnie finds out Anthony is on his way to golf and takes issue with that. Appolgies for the audio being different levels, some of our mixer settings got changed.

  • S2-E17
    Duration: 59min | 31/05/2016

    Vinnie and Anthony step up to the plate and discuss relevant and current news issues, memorial day items, 2 stories from Stress Factory past and much, much more. We even get a surprise visit from Vickie Brand and a live update on the New Years Eve resolution.

  • S2-E16
    Duration: 01h03min | 23/05/2016

    Vinnie and Anthony are back this week with more news and club stories. Vinnie fresh off a visit and an appearance on The Artie Quitter Podcast (Artie Lange's) podcast...go subscribe, its awesome. The boys are actually doing the show at 8:30 AM VS. the usual 10:45 on Wednesday or Thursday nights. There's some news and of course as always the favorite club stories...this week on tap, the tale of 2 Gallgahers! Enjoy!

  • S2-E15
    Duration: 01h13s | 15/05/2016

    The boys are back chatting about some news and telling old club stories. We answer a listener question about running a comedy club. At the end Vinnie texts Jim Florentine for a goof.

  • S2-E14
    Duration: 51min | 05/05/2016

    Well its been a while, but the boys are back at it. Vin's been sick and then busy entertaining such comedy juggernauts like Kevin Smith and Jerry Seinfeld! Listen in as Vinnie talks about how Seinfeld's people called him and asked if could stop by and help rectify the Margaret Cho show refund performance that didn't go so well a few weeks ago. He was kiling two birds with one stone by using the segment in an episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, his hit show on Enjoy the cast.

  • S2-E13
    Duration: 46min | 14/04/2016

    With Vinnie away and Anthony on a little golf vacation to Myrtle Beach, we've got one show in the last two happens people, it's called life. In this show the boys discuss Vinnie's bachelor party story, Father's Day. We get an update on the goat we last left in trouble in Vin's yard, we talk about some great comedians, going on Kevin Brennan's podcast Misery Loves Company and we find out how Vin's New Year's Eve resolution of not fighting with his wife is going. 

  • S2-E12
    Duration: 55min | 25/03/2016

    This week Vin and Anthony are on their game! Vinnie jumps right in with some suggestions on changing the name of the podcast that a few listeners gave him. Great idea...the name IS too long...we're thinking along the lines of A Comics Tale, which is a previous cast he started a few years ago. Nothing on the subscription side should change, just the title so we can point more people to it and more can find it in the future! Vinnie then talks about his sheep & goat breeding business (yes he does that too), and how the reason he was late to cast with me was because he was outside trying to help a mother goat KID. Isn't that funny, a comic trying to kid? Turns out she was in distress during birth and he had to play Dr. Pol (which he claims to never have seen) and try to help her. We find out next week if she made it :( From there we jump into some great stories about comics & rock stars at the club, including Jim Breuer, Pete Correale and a great story about David Bryan of Bon Jovi fame and some of the me

  • S2-E11
    Duration: 01h05min | 19/03/2016

    This week Vinnie and Anthony discuss more behind the scenes at the Stress Factory including which comics love the little blue "green" room and which ones hate it. Namely Dice Clay. Vin tells some terrific stories about the Dice Man and his interactions with him over the years. Vin even reaches out via text during the show to congratulate Dice on his appearance in the hit new HBO show Vinyl. Dice being the consummate professional gets right back to Vinnie and we talk about the conversation. Maybe one day we'll get to sit down with this great comic.

  • S2-E10
    Duration: 56min | 10/03/2016

    Vinnie's back from vacation and the boys talk a little politics and alot about comics that have come through the stress factory, from Colin Jost, Otto & George, Gerry Red Wilson and Lewis Black...hang on at the end for some special bonus content...Vinnie singing. WARNING: You Cannot Un-hear This. :) You've been warned.

  • S2-E9
    Duration: 54min | 28/02/2016

    Anthony's back from his cruise and apparently Vin is busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest (credit Mike Galvin from Hazlet with that one). So we catch Vin between shows at the Stress Factory while in his car and do the show for ya from there...THATS how dedicated Vin is to you people. Listen in as Vin tells more funny stories from his days booking comedy shows and some behind the scenes dirt from the Stress Factory Green Room.

  • S2-E8
    Duration: 01h06min | 21/02/2016

    Vinnie and Anthony are back with another great episode. This week Vin discusses the music history at The Stress Factory and how he chooses tunes to open and close the shows. Then he talks about some of his favorite comics and why they are his favorites and he tells a few stories about them. He tells his famous Marc Price, Skippy from Family Ties story...and why he's the biggest douche in the biz. He then tells his famous fire marshal story from when he first started booking shows. It's classic Vinnie. Enjoy.