Basement Boyz 2
Free-form organic comedy. Beginning in April of 2008, the weekly show has taken many diversions from its original concept. After ending in 2011, with the exception of one episode in 2012, more than 6 years passed until the show started back up in October of 2017, with Ward and Derek helming the ship. Reaching an audience and developing a following is the goal and frankly the responsibility of this show.
Listen as Ward and Derek welcome Zach Swan from Sports Program with Derek and Zach while we eloquently maneuver from exercise and diet, to selfie photo shoots, dating on tinder, right on into puking.
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 got 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 with Zach S., the Lewiston, Idaho FM Radio “Sports Program” 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 9 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. An entire history of how all the chance encounters of “Basement Boyz” can be heard on episode 10 of the show.