Basement Boyz 2
Free-form organic comedy. Why listen to the low hum of the dark void we call a universe, when you can listen to the sultry rambles of Edwardo “The Manager” and Derek. With a rotation of recurring guests they’ll help you flex those pop-culture chops, and you’re guaranteed to have at least ONE awkward moment when you’re listening. Though, it will most likely be because you’ve accidentally laughed out loud in public. Did we mention this is a comedy podcast? Definitely not a couple of guys trying to embarrass you in front of your coworkers who can hear you chortle in your cubicle. Or maybe you’re commuting home? Then it’s okay that you’re smiling like a crazy person behind the wheel. Your hosts won’t judge you for the way you listen; they’re simply here for nostalgia, shits, and giggles. So you can segue from real life, to the real life of The Basement Boyz .
EDWARDO “THE MANAGER”
Ward started the first incarnation of “Basement Boyz” in April of 2008. After around 3 years and 146 episodes, the show went on hiatus…for six + years. About two or three years into the hiatus, Ward decided the show was officially over, but hoped to at one point start producing some kind of podcast.
In the Fall of 2017, whilst riding the elliptical in his shop gym, he took notice of the underutilized space in the corner of his shop, in addition to the shelving that he imagined the old “Basement Boyz” banner would cover perfectly. After a brief text exchange with former co-host Derek, and getting the Mrs. approval, the wheels were in motion, and less than two weeks later, Ward and Derek returned to comfortable territory behind their mics.
Derek co-hosts “Basement Boyz 2” with Ward. He also hosts “The Sports Program on TSPN” with Zach Swan and Alisha Alexander also broadcast on the Lewis Clark State College radio station, KLCZ 88.9.
Derek has done standup comedy and worked in the podcast medium off and on for the past 10 years.
In early 2009, after being introduced to Ward by then “Basement Boyz” co-host Josh C., Derek was asked to join the program. A short time later he was brought on as co-host. This lasted a short while and Derek left the show. later that year Derek rejoined the show, quickly becoming full time co-host, taking Josh’s place upon his departure from the show. A history of all the chance encounters that led to “Basement Boyz” in every era can be heard on episode 10 of the show with guest and former co-host Nathan Betts.
Edwardo & @DerekOnTSPN talk goals for the TSPN, including current and future offerings. They also discuss Basement Boyz 2 name reaching retirement at the retirement age of 65 episodes. 12 more. Fear not. TSP official rebranding in the works.
SOUND QUALITY NOTE – furnace ran for the first bit of this show…sorry – For the final show of 2018 Ward and Derek welcome Ward’s dad Wes for this episode where we talk current and past pop culture per the usual. Netflix pays 100 million to have Friends for another year. Why? We talk about the upcoming Deadwood movie, and the western genre in general as well as Jack Reacher. See you in 2019 when we’ll have a call in line and the audio shows will be available the Friday after the Thursday night live show.
Creater of the new TSPN show Human Guides, Peter Brill joins Ward and Derek to discuss consumer data tracking, apocalypse and doomsday prepping, and surprisigly enough, politics! Enjoy!
Asher (Cody) Erickson joins Ward and Derek this episode. We talk about Power Rangers, other dated pop culture and Asher quiz Ward and Derek on band names. Are they or aren’t they actual bands? We do some questionable internet searches.
Rick Huddleston joins Ward and Derek for another fine show where we talk video games, and a swath current, and dated pop culture topics. Listen to hear the one you relate with.
Ward and Derek welcome Chris Huddleston for episode. We talk about the progression of the network and growing offerings, comedy, Fortnite, Red Dead Redemption 2, falling out of touch, and what we wear when and where we venture out in public and much more on this jam packed episode.
The conclusion to Zach’s final in studio appearance. We talk Johnny Depp’s gaunt appearance as well as Ward’s latest hobby
Ward and Derek welcome Zach Swan for the final time in the studio. We carry on about horror movies, fan theories, Rick and Morty, and more. This episode is the first part of two.
A small ask from the gang here at TSPN.
Ward and Derek welcome Derek’s fiance Bree to the program for this very special Halloween episode. We talk about the films that scared us plus the movie Unbreakable, Split, and the upcoming sequel Glass.
Andy K. joins Ward this episode. Derek’s away and this is Andrew’s final episode locally as he’s moving away. We talk about all sorts, including racisim, Clint Eastwood, his new film “The Mule” and much more.
we’re joined by special guest Rick Huddleston where we talk about the Netflix series GLOW. Also we discuss the efficacy of finger cots and their use in the food service industry. Is their smaller size and resemblance to condoms intimidating to men, or does no one over the age of 17 give a shit? Off to the races and much more!
Andrew King joins Ward and Derek this episode to talk movies, current events, and sports. We also talk about Travolta and Liotta. Them old dogs. Andrew quizzes Ward again on movie years.
Andrew King kicks off his the first episode talking about the show’s inception and where he plans to go with it, also tying it into Sports Program, another TSP venture.
Ward and Derek continue with just Mark this episode playing clips and getting nostalgic for part two
Just Mark joins us for part one of this show! We talk about Norm MacDonald’s new show and the comments he made that got him in hot water, plus more!
Derek is out this week. Andrew King joins Ward this show. We discuss house sitting and Ward forces Andrew to feed him movie titles where Ward guesses the year they came out. Listen to find out how that goes.
Ward and Derek get together to talk about “The Last Detail” and “Last Flag Flying” among other films, and some day doing something different.
Ward and Derek talk about HBO, Pete Holmes’ Crashing, Louis CK returning to comedy and when is too soon or too late to whip that d*** out again.
Ward and Derek sit down and discuss another wide array of topics, from donating old items and clothing, to more movies.