Almost Tuesday

From comedians Woody Battaglia, Kara Maillie and Malcolm Whitfield, Almost Tuesday is a comedy and music variety show featuring interviews with artists of all sorts, written and improvised comedy performance, live musical performances, weird characters, experimental audio segments, and thematic threads that listeners can choose to pick up. Almost Tuesday provides Rochester with a snapshot of what's happening in the twin scenes of music and comedy, finding the places where they overlap, and giving opportunities to comedy writers, musicians and improvisers to broadcast their talents to the WAYO listenership. Each week there is a plan for the show, and each week that plan is derailed in the best possible way by whatever is happening in the moment. All of the best things about Almost Tuesday are contained in the ways that the performers confound our expectations in favor of something hilarious and beautiful from a previously undiscovered planet. Almost Tuesday is Written and Produced by Kara Maillie, Malcolm Whitfield, Irene Kannyo, Nicole Oliver, Chris Thompson and Woody Battaglia. Woody Battaglia is your host. All of our previous shows can be found archived here:

Past Episodes

  • Almost Tuesday #37 Special One Year Anniversary with Dan Maslyn, Ben Sheridan, Andrea Springer, Zach Slavny and more! Aired: Monday, August 15, 2016

    OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW! WHERE IS WOODY? Woody's missing, but the show must go on and Kara and Malcolm must host it on the fly! Making radio history, Dan Maslyn does the first ever live stand up comedy in the WAYO performance space, also music guest Ben Sheridan plays two beautiful songs live, Kara and Andrea roast Woody in absentia, Zach Slavny arrives for a mysterious rendezvous, Andrea and Braden Stewart have a battle over sound collage supremecy! Also Hannah Weidner and Zeke Gazda stop by to say hello, and tons of surprises happen throughout the program!

  • Almost Tuesday #36 With Vinny D., Barbarosa, Brian Leonard, Andrea Springer and Braden Stewart Aired: Monday, August 8, 2016

    TWO LEGS ARE BETTER on this week's jam-packed installment: Woody interviews comedian Vinny D. on the eve of his competing the semi-finals of the Funniest Person in Rochester Contest, Andrea, Kara, and Zach Slavny perform a sketch "Fun at Four Legs Farm!", the new band Barbarosa perform their first single live in studio, Braden Stewart sends in a new sound collage, and author Brian Leonard stops by to read an excerpt of his latest literary reboot, "Millenianimal Farm." Also here everybody in the grab bag where we talk about Candyman and finding cows in all the wrong places.

  • Almost Tuesday #35 with Pete Johnson, Map to the Tsars, and Stoney Lonesome and the House of Lights Aired: Monday, August 1, 2016

    Grab a side of potato salad and sit down with us for an AT backyard party! This week Woody interviews video game music composer and one half of the comedy rap duo Pete Johnson about all manner of silly things, brand new improv team Map to the Tsars (Andrea Springer, Patty Farneth and Megan Sassenhausen) performs a ton of short scenes, Braden Stewart presents us with his meatiest sound collage as yet, and Stoney Lonesome and the House of Lights is our live music guest in the brand new WAYO Live Performance Space (Dan Eustice accompanied by Alex Patrick).

  • Almost Tuesday #34 With Passive Aggressives Anonymous, Madelein Smith, Malcolm Whitfield, Kara Maillie, Braden Stewart, Zach Slavny and Phil Bowen Aired: Monday, July 25, 2016

    Hitch your wagon to this special episode of Almost Tuesday and don't stop until you've crossed a continent of funny! We are proud to have hosted the first full band in WAYO's new performance space, Passive Aggressives Anonymous, who played a whopping five songs live! Also comedy power couple Madelein Smith and Phil Bowen talk to us about their plans to move to the big city and writing their forthcoming web series, Kara Maillie tells us a harrowing story of woman vs.

  • Almost Tuesday #33 With Lucas Gardner, Alex Patrick, Malcolm Whitfield, Andrea Springer, Kara Maillie and Jon Laurin Aired: Monday, July 18, 2016

    We'll be damned if you don't love this episode of Almost Tuesday! Our interview guest is Rochester comic turned NYC superstar Lucas Gardner, who regales Woody (and all of you) with tales of from the set of Strong Dilbert and Lucas's bid to win the title of Funniest Person in Rochester. Music guest Alex Patrick of Dangerbyrd delivers two face-meltingly awesome live songs.

  • Almost Tuesday #32 With Alex Ng, Jackson Cavalier, Kara Maillie, Malcolm Whitfield, Braden Stewart and Jon Laurin Aired: Monday, July 11, 2016

    Get on your feet and get motivated for Almost Tuesday! This week DJ and host of the late lamented Elektrobank show Alex Ng stops by to talk about playing to the masses vs. playing to the room, motivational speaker Vance Vangara shows up to give Kara and Woody a pep-talk, musical guest Jackson Cavalier brings his passions to the studio in the form of two live songs, Braden Stewart drops in to explain to us the magic of the Charisma Myth, and everybody is just plain tickled to chat with each-other during our grab bag of voices.

  • The Very Best of Almost Tuesday Volume 1 Aired: Monday, July 4, 2016

    This is our first ever Best Of Almost Tuesday show as we took off this week for the 4th. You’ll hear the voices of comedians Jon Laurin, Kara Maillie, Malcolm Whitfield, Andrea Springer, Rob Ferries, Dan Maslyn, and Chris Thompson. Our live music guests were Josh Fox, Calicoco, Jon Lewis and The Dwayne Johnsons. Braden Stewart produced and starred in Family Vacations, and Special thanks to our call in guests Brandie Posey and Lucas Gardner, and our show is produced by Jon Laurin and Kara Maillie, with social media by Andrea Springer and our archivist is Nicole Oliver.

  • Almost Tuesday #31 With BC Garvey, Chris Thompson, Matt Burns and Kyle Baker Aired: Monday, June 27, 2016

    Better than a punch in the face, it's Almost Tuesday! This week Woody interviews comedian BC Garvey about general comedy stuff and also the difference between the Rochester and Buffalo comedy scenes, Chris Thompson, Katie Mueller, Malcolm Whitfield, Kara Maillie and Woody deliver The Chronicles of Nonsense this week, and Matt Burns turns in two stellar songs played live. Kyle Baker and Jon Laurin drop in for our grab bag of voices segment, and as usually Kara and Jon produce the show. Social media by Andrea Springer and our archivist is Nicole Oliver.

  • Almost Tuesday #30 With Brandie Posey, Ritey O'Reilly, Chris Thompson and Braden Stewart Aired: Monday, June 20, 2016

    Start your week off right with the latest episode of Almost Tuesday. This week, our music guest Ritey O'Reilly delivers two excellent music performances (harmonicas make us swoon) and our interview guest, national comedian and actress Brandie Posey, calls to talk comedy with Woody and inspire hero worship in Kara and Andrea. Braden Stewart's sound collage this week is a tasty morsel, and Chris Thompson's Chronicles of Nonsense segment serves up some truth about national reactions to tragedy.

  • Almost Tuesday #29 With Duane Wilt, The Amanda Ashley Trio, and Chris Thompson Aired: Monday, June 13, 2016

    Don't let this episode be the one that got away! This week, our interview guest comedian Duane Wilt talks stand up, 90s hip hop, and a small town sensibility, Amanda Ashley and Beau Ryan from the Amanda Ashley Trio perform two stunning pieces live in our first hour. Braden Stewart delivers another excellent audio oddity and Chris Thompson's The Chronicles of Nonsense has producer Kara Maillie perpetrating violent acts with near impunity and Katie Mueller laying down the law.