Watch What Crappens, the Nation's Hottest Podcast About Bravo TV, Kicks Off 2020 Live Tour!
Live Performances of the Reality-Roasting Hit Podcast Selling Out Shows Around the Nation - Podcasters Now Represented by WME
By: Harrison Edwards
For the uninitiated, Watch What Crappens lampoons the weekly happenings and delicious drama of Bravo-lebrities. This funny and brash podcast has racked up nominations for "Best Podcast" by LA Weekly and earned praise from Mental Floss, which called it "laugh-out-loud"
Watch What Crappens started as a lark sometime in 2012 by colleagues Ben Mandelker, a comedy writer, and Ronnie Karam, a comedian podcaster, who just happened to like talking about shows they watched the night before. So did lots of others, and their audiences grew and grew. They decided to give live theater a go in 2017.
Crappens live shows sell out fast, and their fandom's wild enthusiasm only adds to the pre-show hilarity. The party gets going an hour before the theme music swells and the lights go on. Sometimes, fans are dancing in the streets and appearing in dresses plastered with the faces of the Crappens podcasters. Other times, the crowd will swarm around anyone they think is connected with the show. No need to warm up these crowds; they're ready to roll. And, with Bravo-lebrities popping up at shows unannounced, well, you never know what you're in for!
"It's crazy," says Mandelker. "Our fans are really devoted, as in, beyond amazing. They're the reason we do this. Some have even come to our shows from as far away as Sweden, Scotland, Australia, and Japan!" But, for those just glued to their earpieces, the podcast that dissects the latest episodes of TV's most popular reality shows airs five days a week.
Karam adds that Bravo stars love the podcast, too. "Their support has been just incredible and they really make the live shows even wilder," he says.
Those who have put in appearances:
Upcoming Watch What Crappens Live tour dates are as follows:
1/17/20 The 2020 Golden Crappies, Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
1/24/20 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
1/25/20 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
1/30/20 Austin, TX – The North Door (2 shows)
1/31/20 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
2/6/20 Birmingham / Hoover, AL – Stardome Comedy Club
2/7/20 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
2/21/20 Kansas City / Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
2/22/20 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
3/19/20 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
3/20/20 Vancouver, BC – Rio Theater
4/3/20 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
4/4/20 Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
4/18/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
5/1/20 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
5/2/20 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
5/9/20 San Francisco, CA – Marine's Memorial Theatre
6/6/20 Boston, MA – The Wilbur
For information on tickets, visit Watch What Crappens (http://www.watchwhatcrappens.com). The list of new live shows is updated regularly.
About Watch What Crappens
Watch What Crappens started as a lark sometime in 2012 by Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam, two colleagues who just happened to like talking about shows they watched the night before. So did lots of others, and their audiences grew and grew. They decided to give live theater a go in 2017.The duo was featured at the 2019 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and SXSW in Austin, TX. Bustle called Watch What Crappens "dependably fantastic"; The Huffington Post declared Crappens the "go to podcast for all things Bravo"; and Buzzfeed ranked the show on its list of "22 Fantastic Podcasts To Make Your Commute Less Shitty." Watch What Crappens is available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Spotify, and anywhere else where podcasts are found. The podcast airs five times a week.