Grit City Podcast

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Welcome to the home of the Grit City Podcast! A couple of guys exploring different aspects of small businessentertainment, and the meaning of "Grit".

We host from "The Grit City", (located in the beautiful Pacific NorthwestTacoma, Washington.  

We cover everything from lifestyle and small businesses to events, musicians, bands and interesting characters we find along the way.  Things that we feel personify the meaning of "Grit": Fortitude, Perseverance, Strength of Character, Determination. Tenacity, Resolve, etc.

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GCP 79: Alfred Carcieri

Grit City podcast 79: Alfred Carcieri

On this episode the guys sit down with Seattle comedian Alfred Carcieri. He grew up in Maine and after graduating high school moved to Boston. After later serving in the army, he settled in the Tacoma/Seattle area in 2013. He has performed in many of the comedy clubs in the area, including at The Acme for the Grit City Podcast comedy show. He has also written a very deep, moving blog post for the podcast that you can find here.

The show starts off discussing the rival between the Patriots and Seahawks football teams. They dive into the skill and luck that is behind the success of the Seahawks. Alfred also talks about performing at the old Grit City Comedy Club in Tacoma and the great comedians that passed through when it was open.

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Talk continues on what the comedy scene looked like in the past in Tacoma and what they hope for it to be like in the future. They also chat about the cost of living in Seattle and the debates over gentrification in Tacoma as it grows.

They guys then turn the conversation to guns, shooting ranges in Tacoma and how living in the city makes purchasing bricks of shells harder than buying them in smaller cities and rural areas. They also send thanks you’s to Samantha, one of GritCities new adorable followers on Instagram. Chat then goes back to shooting and what a vin diagram of girls with gauged earrings and the love of shooting would look like.

Alfred turns the discussion to him leaving the Army in 2013 and the decision to stay in Tacoma. He expands on how Tacoma’s beginning comedy industry has helped with his start in comedy. He also discusses his plan to move to New York in two years and how practicing in Tacoma helps him prep for New York.

The show winds down talking about movies and ones that have held up through the times. They expand on good 80’s comedies that have heart like Planes Trains and Automobiles and Uncle Buck, comparing them to new comedies that are released today.

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 The show ends discussing what he has coming up and where to find Alfred online. He’ll be performing at the GCP’s next comedy show at The Valley at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, February 2nd. Thanks Alfred for joining Scott and Brogan on this great episode!!


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