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Pair brings ‘Street Fight Radio’ to Albuquerque

Brett Payne and Bryan Quinby are the masterminds behind “Street Fight Radio.”

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bryan Quinby’s trip to Albuquerque has been a long time coming.

His excitement is off the charts.

“Albuquerque is one place I always wanted to visit,” he says. “I’m stuck in Ohio and I don’t get to see the mountains surround the city. I’m also a huge fan of ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul.’ It’s going to be a great trip.”

While one may surmise that Quinby is in town for fun, it’s not so.

Quinby will arrive with Brett Payne and the duo will host its radio show, “Street Fight Radio,” on Tuesday, May 21, at The Comedy Vault.

“Street Fight Radio” began in June 2011.

The radio show focuses on American politics and humor and each episode is released as a podcast online.

Quinby and Payne bill the show as an “anarcho-comedy” radio show. The pair often discuss the shape of the earth, labor unions, the merits of footwear, getting your hair cut at the post office, socialism, failures of capitalism and the so-called “gig economy” and anarchism on the show.

“We’re going to talk about getting in trouble and consequences,” Quinby says. “We like the audience to boo and cheer. They also get a chance to ask us questions. It’s a weird comedy.”

“If we can find a special guest, you’ll have to be there to find out,” Payne interjects. “We like the audience to interact to its fullest potential. It makes for a better show.”

Payne said anybody can walk in off the street and be part of the show.

“We are creating a fun place for people who can’t go to comic shows,” Payne says. “A lot of people that come to the shows don’t get to see live entertainment. We’re just trying to have fun.”

Quinby says content for the show is always evolving.

“For podcasting, it’s closer to a long form diary of sorts,” Quinby says. “There are very different focuses. We have younger people coming in and now our kids are school aged. A lot of the focus of what I talk about goes into that. We try to keep it all balanced.”

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