Bill Bushart, the “Godfather of Detroit Comedy,” joins comedians Mike Geeter and Seth Resler to talk about the second episode of the Comedy Central show Detroiters.
Here’s what they discussed:
-This episode was recorded at Lockhart’s BBQ in Royal Oak.
-Woodward was the first paved street in the United States.
-Campus Martius is a reinvigorated area at the heart of Detroit.
-There’s a RoboCop statue coming to Detroit…eventually.
-The Hunky Specs commercial is based on a real Sexy Specs series of commercials.
-Faygo is a popular soda in Detroit.
-Joel Fragomeni is Insane Clown Posse’s Upchuck the Clown.
-Temple Bar and Mort Crim both made second appearances on the show.
-Belle Isle is a popular summer destination for Detroiters.
-Detroit’s People Mover doesn’t get used very much.
-Mike Ilitch, the founder of Little Caesars Pizza, passed away. He’s revered for his investment in the city of Detroit.
-Bill Bushart with Detroiters Poster
-The Detroit Chimera Graffiti Mural is a mural by artist Kobie Solomon on the Russell Industrial Center’s building number two.
-Eastern Market is a historic market in Detroit.
-Mike loves Sapino’s Pizza.
-Slow Roll is a massive bike ride through Detroit.
-The Woodward Dream Cruise is an opportunity for car lovers to show off their vehicles in the summer.
-There’s a popular local line of clothing called “Detroit vs. Everybody.”
-American Coney Island vs. Lafayette Coney Island are right next to each other at Campus Martius.
-Stroll’s Ice Cream is based on Stroh’s Ice Cream.
-Bill teaches the Intro to Comedy class at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle.
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DETROIT VS. DETROITERS PODCAST – BILL BUSHART