Episode 60: Hey Chris, I like your jokes…


If you are a patron of the Salt Lake Comic Con or FanX events and you have been to the main ballroom for celebrity panels, you may have noticed a tall blonde with cool socks telling dad jokes. May we introduce to you, Chris Provost, your local dad joke teller, cool sock wearer, and master of ceremonies!

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The New Utah Podcast was fortunate enough to have Chris on the show this week. He gave us some behind the scenes looks into Salt Lake Comic Con from the green room to how fans approach him about his jokes. Chris talked to us about writing the Sy-Fy show Zero’s , which only had a 6 episode run, and being part of the cast of Brigsby Bear with Mark Hamill. It was also fantastic to hear him talk about his love for Star Wars and who his dream guest for Comic Con would be, and there was that one time that Walter Koening played a joke on him. Oh, in case you were wondering… he even tells us how the dad jokes started! You can follow him on Facebook/Twitter or better yet, head over to his YouTube channel, subscribe, and submit your own dad joke to him. Who knows, it might end up on stage at the next Salt Lake Comic Con event!

Happy Pie and Beer Day! Technically Monday, but we all know all of Utah will be celebrating all weekend. Head to the Beer Bar on Monday if you want a fun celebration. Remember, if you are in an area that isn’t restricted on fireworks support Chris and buy from Phantom firework stands. Or better yet, just go to a large fireworks show put on by professionals and don’t set any off. This Friday and Saturday head out to the finals for the Utah Falconz at Cottonwood High School and support our local women’s football team as they fight for their championship.

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Ep.8 Lagoon is Cool, so is Fry Sauce & don’t forget Pie and Beer day!


Ep. 8 of The New Utah Podcast is upon you.

We found a Utah Kickstarter that is WELL over it’s goal and will have your ears buzzing. A wireless headphone set… BUT it does come with some questions.

On the 19th the TNUPodcast celebrates our pod-ministrators day of birth! (Happy Birthday Chris)

Speaking of Utah traditions, this weekend commences the Pioneer Day Celebrations around the state to commemorate Utah and the pioneers coming into the valley. Do any other states celebrate like Utah, we don’t think so! There are celebrations from the tip of southern Utah to the top up in Logan! Even in Park City, High West Distillery is celebrating with a tasty BBQ!

If you don’t want to celebrate Pioneer day, there is PIE & BEER day! Yep, you read that correct. There are celebrations at the Madeline Choir School and at the Beer Bar presented by KRCL in downtown Salt Lake.

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Another great event happening this weekend is the Ales for ALS at Uinta Brewery. Every pint that is sold, $1 will be donated to the ALS Therapy Development Institute and Uinta Brewing will release a new brew at that time. For more information visit alesforals.com

Did you know Utah has had it’s amusement park, Lagoon, since 1896? 2016 brings forth the celebration of Lagoon Amusement Park’s 130th birthday.   We touch on some of the crazy and fun things that have happened to the park, including fires, floods, and shutting down for 3 years because of WWII. Oh and don’t forget the amazing musicians that have visited over the years. We also softened Josh’s heart towards the park.

We love Atlas Obscura’s article on the history of Fry Sauce and why Utah is so crazy about it. Nothing says Utah more than the pretty pink sauce that Utahns dip their french fries in. From Article Circle, Purple Turtle, and various other Utah restaurants where it can be found. You will find each has a little different taste and if you are out of state and someone asks you for ketchup and mayo, they are probably making fry sauce. Do you have a favorite?



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