Who Cares About the Rock Hall? is a podcast all about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hosted by Los Angeles-based comedians Joe Kwaczala and Kristen Studard. While he is a longtime devotee of the Rock Hall with a weirdly encyclopedic knowledge about the institution, she mostly thinks it’s all very stupid. Despite its hyper-focused subject matter, the show is really just a fun and silly conversation about music with two people who love it. Now in its fourth year, the podcast has received rave reviews from outlets like Variety, who called it “thoroughly entertaining.” They are beyond excited to do a live recording in Cleveland the night before the big 2021 Rock Hall induction ceremony. And who knows what special guests might drop by?
Joe Kwaczala is a Los Angeles-based stand-up who started doing comedy in Chicago but grew up in Pittsburgh. His Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents half-hour special aired in 2019. He’s also known for releasing 31 videos in one day, a feat that garnered praise from Vulture and The A.V. Club. A select number of these sketches were compiled into a pilot called Kwaczala, which won “Best Late Night Series” at Seriesfest 2019 and was declared Funniest Show at Seriesfest by Paste Magazine. The full series can be watched on Amazon Prime. Recently, he did it AGAIN, this time releasing 21 videos in a day for the year ‘21.
Kristen Studard is an actor, comedian, and writer living in Los Angeles by way of Chicago. She has trained and performed at UCB, iO Chicago, Second City, and the Annoyance Theater.
Her solo shows (Small Victories and It Could Be Worse) have been Recommended by the Chicago Reader and featured in Just for Laughs Festival Chicago, San Francisco Sketchfest, The Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.
Kristen’s TV credits include I Think You Should Leave, Modern Family, The Mindy Project, I’m Sorry, and many other shows which did not receive a second season but are syndicated in Europe. She also begrudgingly co-hosts a podcast about The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Kristen’s latest solo show Prolonged Eye Contact played at the Lyric Hyperion Theater and the Comedy Central Stage in LA and The People’s Improv Theater in New York. She performs stand-up, solo material, and improv around LA and at festivals across the country.