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HOT TAG TAKES with John Brecko

What's up guys?! This is your host of HOT TAG TAKES , John Brecko. We're on-air EVERY TUESDAY from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
We have all kinds of guests from athletes, musicians/artists, comedians, etc.
Watch me get inside their head and have compelling and entertains conversation that will keep you listening and away from everything else for an hour a week. You won't want to miss it! It's only going to get bigger and better!

Tuesdays, 9:00pm-10:00pm

"Even a pawn can take down a king."

John Brecko is a stand up comedian, radio personality, full time lifeguard and overall a man of many talents. He’s been a comic for over three years and in that time has performed at clubs all over New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

He started this show in July of 2017 and is still going strong after four years here on channel HR 2. John has brought on all kinds of interesting guests over the years including:

Politicians such as Pat Colavita of Mercer County

Comedians such as Jacob Williams and Maddy Smith from MTV’s Wild’N Out

Athletes such as Super Bowl Champion Don Beebe as well as up and coming strongman and former pro football player, Tommy Burns.

Up and coming musical artists such as Kendal Conrad

Successful business owners including Al Martin, James Altucher and Dani Zoldan (owners of comedy clubs in NY; Al Martin owns Broadway Comedy Club while James and Dani own Stand Up NY)

...and so many more interesting people that it would take forever to list them all (it took forever just to type this😂😂).

John was a pioneer and advocate for Zoom shows during the coronavirus pandemic, filming a 30 minute special called “On Tour To Nowhere” in early May of 2020, when the pandemic was still in its early stages. Even now, he is an advocate for open mics on Zoom because he believes it’s still a good perform that can continue to be helpful for comedians who want to hone their craft.

He was even an advocate of performing outdoors during the pandemic. He performed at parks, beaches and even a strip club in Hackensack, New Jersey!

On social media, John has performed on YouTube, Instagram Live, Facebook Live and has even done sets on channel HR 2, which where this show is produced (obviously...😂😂).

The clubs John Brecko has performed at include, but are not limited to:

Broadway Comedy Club (NY)

Greenwich Village Comedy Club (NY)

Comic Strip Live (NY)

Dangerfields (NY)

West Side Comedy Club (NY)

Comic Roadhouse in Mohegan Sun (CT)

Treehouse Comedy (CT)

The Elbow Room (CT)

Comedy Cove (NJ)

Flamingo’s Strip Club (NJ)

Lenora’s Bar (NJ)

Station Bar and Grille (NJ)

Stress Factory Comedy Club (NJ)

Raven’s Lounge (PA)

Fergie’s Pub (PA)

John Brecko has participated in servers comedy contests and has even won one that took place at The Comic Strip Live in November of 2019 for his overall humor, including his excellent crowd work and well-timed jokes.

As far as radio is concerned, the most notable stations John has worked at include WSPR Radio in Jersey City, New Jersey from the fall of 2013 to the fall of 2017, where he went on to have two shows, which were called, “What’s Good With Music?” (ran from 2013-2015) and “Nerd Squad” (ran from 2015-2017). He even went on to become the stations Promotions Director in the latter two years as well as start a comedy based news show called “News Cats”.

After his time at WSPR, he went on to produce “The Round Table” and become a color commentator for WBCB 1490 AM Radio. He still holds both positions today as has called sports games for soccer, football, basketball and baseball all over New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

John Brecko is always looking for interesting guests to have on the show and loves a great conversation that connects him with someone new more than anything! You’ll have fun whether you’re just watching or even talking to him yourself!☺️😁