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 15. The Hedge Trimmer Incident 2016


Episode 15 we are SO thankful that Jeremy still has all of his fingers after he was attacked by a hedge trimmer… never forget.

Another thing not to forget..not that you needed a reminder, is that it is the 15th anniversary of 9/11. The Healing Field will be on display in Sandy, Utah on 10000 South by the City Hall building if you want to pay your respects.


Hey you guys!! It’s Utah State Fair Season!! From the 8-18th get a fresh corn dog, enjoy the animals, and admire local artisans!! Totally worth 10 bucks and don’t forget you can take Trax to the fairgrounds if you don’t want to pay $10 for parking!


The Monthly Urban Flea Market is Sunday the 11th, Harry-It Winston will NOT be doing tupperware this week (but you can always still order). The Salt Lake DineORound is also starting as well as the Salt Lake Greek Festival! (hopefully your experience will be better than the story Jeremy tells)

NEWS FLASH!!! Porters Peach is OFFICIALLY OUT! Ogden’s Own Distillery has released a peach whiskey with the local peach orchards in mind. And BOY is it delicious!

Our guest this week is Sara Brown, one of the founders of the Utah Transporter Association. No, they didn’t create their organization for the love of the movie Transporter… She talks about their passion for VW’s, the upcoming VW Classic Car show on September 16th (VW Southtowne) and 17th (Riverton City Park) and their charity organization, Bussin For Santa.



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Ep.12 Chris 2.0 is the *beep*


This week for Episode 12 Chris, our podministrator, was out and was swiftly replaced with Chris 2.0, AKA the very funny and talented, Travis Tate.

We were fortunate to have Travis sit in as co-host this week and talk about his comedy career here in Salt Lake City. Listen to Travis talk about his creative process, who his favorite comedians are (nationally and locally), and we promise, it ISN’T Dane Cook. We can’t wait to have him back to hear about his upcoming web series! Find him on The Facebook and The Twitter for upcoming events (like Salt Lake Comic Con which he will be a panelist, stay tuned on the SLCC page for schedule) Josh even had a great idea for a future “clean” set… Maybe it *bleep* would work, maybe it *bleep* won’t?


Did you know that West Jordan is fighting to keep the Book of Faces (aka. Facebook) out of the city? After a city council meeting on the 16th, the discussion only became more heated on whether or not a data center for the social media site would be allowed. What do you think? Like or Comment. . .

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This weeks events in Utah seep into next week as well! Zoo Brew is happening on the 24th on August but it is SOLD OUT. You might be able to find a ticket on KSL.com and then you can drink and hang out with the animals… you know talk with the animals… learn their languages.

It is also State Fair season! This weekend is the Salt Lake County Fair in South Jordan and The Utah County Fair in Spanish Fork! Demolition derbies, fair food, and animals… oh my! Mmmm fair food….

And it’s that time again… Drag Brunch at ClubX downtown Salt Lake City! Come for brunch and Mimosas/Bloody Marys, and stay for the show! Including our past guest, Indi Skies!



August 19th is the start of the 1st Annual Wasatch International Food Festival at the Utah Cultural Center in West Valley. Don’t even question it. Just go and eat ALL the foods! And coming up next weekend on the 27th, we are forewarning you to get your tickets now, is the City Weekly Utah Beer Festival! This event is being held at the Utah State Fairgrounds. With 150 beers from around the world and proceeds going to the Humane Society, it seems like a win-win don’t you think?


Also a HUGE congrats from the New Utah Podcast to Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski on her nuptials this past week! Utah is leaning towards progressive and she is a great example of that in our community!

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Kickstarter Utah: Salt City Strangers


In Ep.1 we discuss Salt City Strangers. The Salt City Strangers is a Utah comic book that is created by Chris Hoffman and features many local artists throughout each issue such as Mark Avo, Josh Butterfield, and Jeremy Gates, Ian Johnston, and more. Follow the adventures of Utah super-heros. With their 5th issue in production because it just finished meeting its kickstarter goal, you can now follow the adventures of GoldenSpike and The Gull 5 times over!


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Follow them on Facebook @ Salt City Strangers for new issues and live event appearances and check out their Website HERE.