He’s funny, he’s got stories for days, and knows a lot about poker! He’s Joe Stapleton, and this week’s on the Heads Up with Remko Podcast. The Poker Central Podcast Network is sponsored by Keeps.com. Check out Keeps.com/PokerGO for more information on this subscription-based hair loss medication.
- 2:50 – The start of the interview with Joe Stapleton.
- 4:10 – Looking at Joe’s work at the 2018 World Series of Poker, being on the sidelines during a plethora of events, and how he can no longer party all night and work all day.
- 6:33 – Joe Stapleton looks back on his first World Series of Poker in 2005 with Scott Huff at CardPlayer.
- 8:00 – That time Joe Stapleton eating Phil Hellmuth’s leftovers, and gambling his way through a summer on little sleep.
- 12:00 – The lack of fun in reporting, and pivoting to producing and hosting videos.
- 14:30 – The start of podcasts in poker, Scott Huff, Mike Matusow, PokerWire and the start of PokerRoad and PokerRoad Radio.
- 17:30 – Stories from Joe’s time at PokerRoad, and whether or not it could’ve been more successful.
- 20:45 – Remko tells the story of interviewing Phil Ivey after he won his 10th career bracelet.
- 25:40 – Joe Stapleton’s Phil Ivey story, parting in Monte Carlo, Daniel Negreanu getting slapped in the face and wheeling him to his room after a drunk night out before the Super High Roller event.
- 33:45 – The many jobs Stapes has had and is doing in poker.
- 37:54 – How Joe Stapleton got his start on the European Poker Tour, hosting and commentating on the biggest tournament series outside of North America.
- 43:30 – Joe Stapleton’s role as funny guy and poker expert and getting into legal trouble in the UK!
- 49:40 – How Stapleton creates his jokes and gets his material, and what works and doesn’t work on TV.
- 55:20 – How to deal with criticism, and what to do about the trolls and haters?
- 57:50 – How much room is there to be funny during a serious poker event when the money is big and the pressure is on, and what are some of Stapleton’s worst moments on TV?
- 1:03:05 – Joe Stapleton’s stand-up comedy aspirations and performing all over the world?
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