Monday, June 16, 2014

Meet "The Clarks"

Here's a video I did with ILOVEKC.com where I play "Gary Clark".


Bad Mother Plumber

I recently did a music video with BicMedia that turned out great.  Check out Bad Mother Plumber

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Suburban Mafia

Fun day on the set of a commercial shoot with my homegirl Jen Plas. Great seeing my good friends Andrea Caspari, Patrick Rea, Hanuman Brown-Eagle, and Brad Ellis!

Suburban Mafia



Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Best (and Worst) Pick-up Line in Kansas City


We wanted to know what people think about cheesy pick-up lines? Are there any good ones out there? We sent comedian Brad Meehan out on the streets to ask people, what is the best, or worst, pick-up line?  

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

No Bald Jokes!

I want to say 'thank you' to comedians Sean Brennan, Jeff Vaughn, and Justin Leon for volunteering to perform with me at the Shave 2 Save "No Bald Jokes" Comedy Fundraiser.  Over $3000 was raised in support of Hope Lodge, a home-away-from home for cancer patients and their families when they are away receiving treatment.  This standing-room only event was special to me since I lost my mom to Cancer when I was only 9-months old.  What a great night.



A special thanks goes out to this year's Shavee's: Blake Cadwell, Tammy Buckner, and Melissa Green.  You are so inspiring to me!





Hope Lodge

Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. Yet the American Cancer Society has a place where cancer patients and their caregivers can find help and hope when home is far away - an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.

Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting well. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. Every Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease.

Learn more about Hope Lodge here! 
 
Jon Cook, Brad Meehan, Doug Marshall, Lisa Cook

Jon Cook, Justin Leon, David Gray

Comedians and shavees for Shave 2 Save 2013:
Justin Leon, Blake Cadwell, Melissa Green, Ginger Reilly,
Sean Brennan, Tammy Buckner, Jeff Vaughn, Brad Meehan



Sunday, March 03, 2013

Variety Show 2013

I had a wonderful time performing at the historic Midland Theater last night supporting the Variety the Children's Charity of Kansas City.  

Over $37,000 was raised to help provide mobility to disabled children. What a special group!

Midland Theater, Kansas City
Brad Meehan backstage at the Midland
Brad Meehan with the Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders!

Brad Meehan and former NFL cheerleader and keynote speaker Shannon Oleen



Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shave to Save Fundraiser at Screenland

My friends and I will be performing at the Screenland Crossroads theater this Thursday to help raise money for Shave to Save.

Come see Jeff Vaughn, Sean Brennan, Justin Leon, and Brad Meehan.

From the Screenland website:

Come see the incredibly talented and funny Bradley Meehan perform  in support of the VML 2013 Shavees on Friday March 8th at 7pm! !
Tickets are $10 in advance/ $15 the week of the Show.
VIP tickets – $25 and include happy hour from 6 – 7 p.m. (VML is providing appetizers, wine & beer
for these ticket holders)

All proceeds go directly to Hope Lodge a free facility in KC that houses cancer patients and their families traveling to Kansas City for treatment.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE



Friday, February 22, 2013

Irish Kings of Comedy with Brad Meehan

One of Ireland’s most loved comedians will be spreading Irish cheer this March on his US tour including stops in Chicago, Kansas, San Francisco and Boston. Ardal O’Hanlon, internationally famous for his role as Father Dougal in the comedy series “Father Ted”, will be joined by Bryan Walsh, Brad Meehan, David Studebaker, and Dave Rattigan on stage in each city during tour. 

 Read more Here

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

CineMayhem Official Selection

Split the Check is an official selection at the CineMayhem Film Fest. 

What happens when the waiter refuses to split the check for three bickering couples? 



Split the Check from Patrick Rea on Vimeo.

Brad Meehan with Louis Katz

I will be at the Kansas City Improv this Thursday - Sunday with comedian Louis Katz. Here are the show times:

Thursday: 7:30PM
Friday: 7:30PM and 9:45PM
Saturday: 7:00PM and 9:45PM
Sunday: 7:00PM



Louis Katz
Ticket information:

7260 NW 87th Street
Located in Zona Rosa
Kansas City, MO 64153
816-759-LAFF (5233)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Comedy Night Fundraiser for Kansas City Irish Center

Come see me and Ardal O'Hanlon at the Comedy Night Fundraiser for Kansas City Irish Center










 

H&R Block City Stage Union Station
Date: Friday, March 1st 2013
Time: Showtime is 8pm


Brad Meehan and Sean Brennan

Had a great time at the Kansas City Improv with co-headliner Sean Brennan and special guests Jeff Vaughn and Rod Reyes.



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Variety, The Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City

See you at the Midland Theater March 2nd in support of Variety, The Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City!
 
Variety Show will showcase some of our town’s most recognizable philanthropists and celebrities as they share the stage with local professional entertainers…. all working together to improve the lives and mobility of physically and mentally challenged children. Why not do your part and vote for your favorite celebrity while you’re here!










Friday, December 21, 2012

Variety Children's Charity

Please take a look at this wonderful charity. I will be performing at their 2013 Variety Show.

Everyone wants to have the opportunity to live out his or her dreams. For some, this means singing, dancing or performing on stage, but for kids who have physical and mental disabilities, this can be a challenge.

Variety, The Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City helps make dreams come true for these children by giving them the ultimate gift: MOBILITY. This gift allows them to live their lives with freedom and independence.


http://varietyshowkc.org/variety-star-search/

Why Variety is Special to Brad: Even though Brad is now a two-time Emmy-nominated comedian, he’s never forgotten his roots. He has always given back to Kansas City, the town that made him famous. Now, his dream is to assist younger comics by being their mentor. Through his passion for helping kids, Brad is very excited to support Variety and the wonderful families we serve.

Monday, December 03, 2012

David Alan Grier

Spent the week opening for David Alan Grier from "In Living Color" featuring Springfield's David Beck. The folks from Gates Barbeque were there with plates and plates of food in the green room. Had a great week at the Kansas City Improv, as always. 

David Alan Grier

Nephew Cody, Brad Meehan and friends


Saturday, December 01, 2012

Split the Check!

It's finally here! Here is Split the Check starring Brad Meehan, Eric McGrane, Aaron Lau, Michelle Davison, Alan Loman, and Jason Miller. Written by Brad Meehan and Patrick Rea.

Split the Check from Patrick Rea on Vimeo.

Here's a great review from Forced Viewing:

Some friendships can’t even make it through dinner.

* * *
Three couples are having dinner at what seems to be a fancy restaurant.  Snarky comments roll by but it seems fine.  Then the real horror happens:  They have to pay.  The douche  nozzle of a waiter can’t/won’t split the check for them!  Well this is the last straw indeed.  How can this issue be resolved?

I am floored with this short.  It is so absurd and yet somehow keeps it almost reality based.  Yes the end scene is slapstick heaven, and yet if you put it in the context of how people would behave in that situation it isn’t too far off base.  For all intents and purposes that scene along with the accompanying score should absolutely make me hate it.  It’s no secret that my funny bone is broken (or at the very least kind of wonky) and this is exactly the kind of humor that doesn’t normally appeal to me.  So what sort of devil contract have you signed Mr. Rea?!

Writer/director Patrick Rea has a firm grip on how to tell stories that are at the same time outrageous and accessible.  He takes natural situations and zooms in on the unbelievable in a way that makes you think that yeah, in an alternate reality this could happen.  At the very least these could be eerie representations of people’s daydreams.

The acting is outstanding across the board – everyone hams it up just enough to emphasize the silliness without making me cringe.  The waiter stands out because of course we’ve encountered shitballs like him at least once.  They all transition from a straight scene to slapstick smoothly.
Add in the gorgeous professional quality cinematography and a score that works on every level and we are in the presence of genius.  Rea has an eye for the mundane that shouldn’t matter and yet it seems that he is some sort of mathematical whiz.  Each scene is calculated to perfection – even tiny things like having to see this guy use his fingers.  Two different presentations – one where you don’t notice because it’s from the perspective of everyone else who doesn’t give a damn, and the second from the perspective of his irritated wife.  The close up feels exactly like what his wife is thinking.  I should know – that is a pet peeve of mine that I could write about for hours.  (Give me evisceration, give me gore – but please for the love of god I can’t handle dirty hands!)

Patrick Rea is a force to be reckoned with, Hollywood! He knows how to please the viewer without throwing generic crap in their faces.  He takes the generic and molds it into an interesting experience that you can connect with, no matter how silly.  I hope he keeps these coming, because I can’t get enough of them.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Big Dumb Fun Show


Spent some time on the Big Dumb Fun Show with Venkman and Aaron Gnirk. Also in the studio was Ross McGinnis and friend/blogger-extraordinaire Tony's Kansas City.

Here's a link to a nice write-up by Tony on his blog:

http://www.tonyskansascity.com/2012/08/the-big-dumb-fun-show-brad-meehan.html


You probably recognize him from local car commercials or from his many performances around this town. Brad is still funnier than ever, his jokes are even sharper nowadays and what we find interesting is that he's keeping his commitment against working blue despite recent trends in the comedy game. Real Talk: Brad Meehan is one of the funniest guys in Kansas City that even more people need to see or follow via social media. 

 

Today Show Picture

This picture sums up my experience on the Today Show. I love this!


Friday, August 03, 2012

Stand-up for Cerebral Palsy

Great fun with comedians Ross McGinnis, Terry McGrath, Elliott Threatt, and Brad Meehan as they shared the stage with CP comic Paul Shryack. Hosted by Kansas City. Big Dumb Fun Show® host Aaron Gnirk.





Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Brad Meehan on Kansas City Live

Here is comedian Brad Meehan on Kansas City Live discussing his experience doing comedy on The Today Show!

Big thanks to Michelle Davidson and Michael Mackie for inviting me to the first show! I had a wonderful time!

Local funnyman Brad Meehan stopped by KC Live to share his experience as part of the Today Show's Quest for the Best Comedian in America.





Friday, July 20, 2012

Money Bags

Whenever kids say, "I'll pay you back", expect to get paid in coins.
 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Get Off My Porch on FEARnet!

The Emmy-Award winning "Get Off My Porch", starring Brad Meehan and Disney Channel's Katherine McNamara is coming to your TV on FEARnet!


FEARnet Review:
Wonderfully acted with a wicked sense of humor, GET OFF MY PORCH is a cautionary tale to be weary of the cute and the adorable. A man, home alone, is terrorized by persistent girl scouts selling ‘delicious’ cookies.

That's Old School...

Ariana: Dad, whenever you say, "Check this out. This is Old School" I prepare myself to lose the next few minutes of my life. Apparently we went to different 'Old Schools'.







Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bad Spellars

I miss the days before social networking when you could talk to your friends and had no idea they couldn't spell the words they were using.



Friday, June 29, 2012

Not My Job

[Trash cans tipped over] 

Me: If you saw it, why didn't you pick it up?
Her: It's not my job.
Me: So there's a list of jobs?
Her: Yep. And it's not on my list.
Me: Go get me the list.
Her: That's not my job either.