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 Episode 18 with Pat Kewley and Tart Vandelay Aired: Monday, March 28, 2016

    Join the A.T. cult! Kara Maillie and Malcolm Whitfield produce the show! Tonight's guests are comedian and artist Pat Kewley from Buffalo's Sugar City art collective, Chris Thompson with The Chronicles of Nonsense, Braden Stewart in studio with some comedy business to attend to with Pat and Woody, and musical guest Tart Vandelay returns with two live songs! We also hear from Andrea Springer, Rob Ferries and J.J. from Mixed Messages Radio. Listen to all the great WAYO shows at

  • Almost Tuesday #17 with Ramble On Crew, Chris Thompson and Darwin Aired: Monday, March 21, 2016

    When the world says NO Almost Tuesday says YES to laughs and music! Our guests tonight include Zach Slavny, Malcolm Whitfield and Rob Ferries from fellow WAYO show Ramble On Radio to do some long form improv, Chris Thompson Returns with The Chronicles of Nonsense, and our musical guest is the great band Darwin from Geneva New York! Also we hear from producers Jon Laurin and Kara Maillie and our Grab Bag segment includes Janet Pelechaty from Mixed Messages Radio and comedian Andrea Springer. Listen to all our archives and other great WAYO programming at

  • Almost Tuesday #16 with Jon Schuta, MD Woods and many others! Aired: Monday, March 14, 2016

    Tonight Woody interviews the great comedian Jon Schuta from Goo House and The Good Show, Jon Laurin and Braden Stewart produce a pair of weird audio pieces, and our musical guest is MD Woods! We also hear Kara Maillie, Kyle Baker, Janet Pelechaty, Malcolm Whitfield, and Andrea Springer during our Grab Bag segment. Plus the conclusion of Woody's harrowing tale of incarceration! Listen to all of the cosmically charming WAYO programming at

  • Almost Tuesday #15 with Dan Rybinski, Tony Gill and Chris Thompson Aired: Monday, March 7, 2016

    Everybody goes to jail in this episode, but are freed by jokes! Woody can't quite finish a tale told throughout the episode of a brief dalliance behind bars, Comedian Dan Rybinski stops by to talk about comedy and a well-spent youth, Chris Thompson brings in a tale of supernatural horror on The Chronicles of Nonsense, musical guest Tony Gill plays three songs including a pair of covers from The Carter Family.

  • Almost Tuesday #14 with Justin Rielly, Michael Maier, Chris Thompson, Rob Ferries and more! Aired: Monday, February 29, 2016

    This week we contemplate getting back at our enemies, but settle for making a radio show instead. Our big interview this week is Playwright Justin Rielly, Woody, Jon and Kara talk about how far we've come since the days of recording in the attic, and are joined by new comic Kelsey Claire Hagen, Chris Thompson returns with The Chronicles of Nonsense with a special appearance by Rob Ferries, Braden Stewart recorded a piece about workplace justice and musical guest Michael Maier returns with two spectacular live performances.

  • Almost Tuesday Episode 13 With Ryan Jennings, Jon Lewis, Chris Thompson and Braden Stewart Aired: Monday, February 22, 2016

    We're all in need of the hair of the dog that bit us this week. Chef Ryan Jennings comes in to catch up with Woody and talk about kitchens, Bowie, and the best kind of mother, Chris Thompson is back and wants to counter villainy the old fashioned way on The Chronicles of Nonsense, Braden Stewart is nowhere to be found for nearly all the show, and musical guest Jon Lewis blows us away with two live songs! Also stopping in to chat are Kyle Baker, Malcolm Whitfield and Rob Ferries, production provided by Kara Maillie, Jon Laurin and Malcolm.

  • Almost Tuesday Episode 12 with L.A. Comedian Brandie Posey, Giana Caliolo, Chris Thompson, Braden Stewart and more! Aired: Monday, February 15, 2016

    Big show this week! Woody and Jon Laurin interview comedian Brandie Posey on the eve of the iTunes release of Opinion Cave, her new album. Chris Thompson speaks ill of the dead on The Chronicles of Nonsense, Giana Caliolo comes back to play two songs live, Braden Stewart sends in a sound collage on personal goals, Kara Maillie was off tonight but called in anyway to talk to Rob Ferries, Matt DeWaters, Malcolm Whitfield, and Jon about pizza and biplanes. Check out all our episodes and all the great WAYO programming at

  • Almost Tuesday #11 With Sarah Benson, Braden Stewart, Chris Thompson and Matty Garrett Aired: Monday, February 8, 2016

    Happy birthday to Jon Laurin who was absent from this night’s proceedings (for that reason)! Malcolm Whitfield and Kara Maillie handle production this week, and from standup and improv, our interview guest tonight is Sarah Benson and we talk about comedy writing and short form v. long form improv. Scouter Steve drops in to talk about a plan to counteract our National Parks budget shortfalls! On The Chronicles of Nonsense, Chris Thompson tells Woody about a so-dumb-it’s-hard-to-believe event planned by a men’s rights blogger.

  • Almost Tuesday Episode 10 With Natalee Kiesling, Chris Thompson, Kyle Baker and Jon Laurin Aired: Monday, February 1, 2016

    Tonight we are all feeling like we are not the ones calling the shots. From The Comedy Club in Webster, NY, our big guest is Natalee Kiesling for a new segment in which she and Woody dissect some of their favorite bits from their favorite comedy records. Chris Thompson and Kyle Baker do a special Chronicles of Nonsense featuring online dating tips! Hannah Weidner of Hardwood, Cantelope and The Doorway Talkers plays two songs live! Braden Stewart delivers some extremely stirring audio!

  • Almost Tuesday Episode 9 From January 25th With RJ Purpura, Braden Stewart and Collapsible Animal Aired: Monday, January 25, 2016

    Everybody in studio is feeling like they might not be who they say they are. Kara and Jon were off on adventures of their own this week so Woody enlisted the help of Braden Stewart as guest engineer and Malcolm Whitfield kept everyone on track in the green room. Comedian and cohost of the longest running comedy mic in Rochester, RJ Purpura stops in for the big interview. Braden Stewart brings in a piece of investigative journalism he produced while working undercover in the Pacific Northwest! Musical guests Eric Witkowski and Tim Elswick of Collapsible Animal play two songs live!