Jesse vs Cancer

Jesse Case, a notable standup comedian, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer, and puts his life on hold for treatment in a different city. This podcast is the hilarious documenting of these events.
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Dec 27, 2015

Jesse has a cold and his throat hurts, so he records an episode to explain why he can’t record an episode. Then he still rambles about his dad’s homemade desserts, meeting a girlfriend’s parents, The Beatles, and why we invade countries. But, it’s not an episode. 

Dec 20, 2015

It’s Episode 25: The Cancery Christmas Special! Jesse rants a little about getting gifts as a kid, drunk moms and cheap dads. Then he’s joined by Brian Bates (@brianbatescomic) to discuss the origin of the holiday. As a special treat, Vegas lounge act Thatcher Wadswallow and the 4 Skins stop by with an original Cancery Christmas song!

Sponsored by Dodge

Dec 13, 2015

Jesse has already forgotten recording this episode, but that doesn’t stop him from uploading it. He talks about his recent almost-bar fight, bitterness in comedy, people that spoil movies, chemo fatigue, and erectile disfunction.  

Dec 6, 2015

It’s been 6 months since his diagnosis, and Jesse talks gratitude, fake nerds, internet rabbit holes, and sex stuff. Then he gives some advice about anxiety and plays his dumb Daft Punk cover.

Sponsored by Tampax Pearl.

Nov 29, 2015

This week, Jesse sifts through the Ativan/chemo fog to discuss Thanksgiving, his new treatment plan, being naked in public, and his bizarre phobia.

Dedicated to Andy Ritchie

Nov 22, 2015

Jesse talks cancer, cameras, cars, and other “c” words. Then he’s joined by his father, Lizard, to discuss mortality, marijuana, and other “m” words. 

He also makes the world debut of a super rare Beatles out-take.


Nov 15, 2015

This week, Jesse dives right in talking about the terrorist attacks in Paris, ISIS, Nihilism vs Optimism, and chemotherapy. Then he talks about really heavy subjects like tongue clicking tribes, presidential blowjobs, chess movies, and cheese sticks.

Nov 8, 2015

This week, Jesse rambles about Saturdays, closeted Country stars, clinical trials, Frankenstein, and people’s expectations of the ill. He also discusses the loss of a dear friend.

Sponsored by Tampax Pearl Tampons

Dedicated to Craig Smith

Nov 1, 2015

This week, Jesse discusses working at Subway, losing listeners, Halloween chemo, when to use a flare gun, cancer stereotypes, and how to get good service at a restaurant.

Sponsored by (20% off with offer code: JVC)

Oct 25, 2015

I meant "radiologist". I'm an idiot. You already knew this.

Oct 25, 2015

This week Jesse is lucid between chemo treatments, and takes advantage of it to ramble about dinosaurs, abandoned lighthouses, the new mammogram guidelines, and being creepy versus perverse. Then he’s joined by his dad, Lizard, to talk time travel and stage fright.

Oct 18, 2015

Jesse is stoooooned, maaaaan. In this episode he dives face first into Butt Robots, Plague Doctors, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns, Chemo Boners, and gives advice to someone doing their first standup set soon.

Oct 11, 2015

Jesse has had too much coffee, and uses it to rant about being a good nurse versus a bad one. He also rambles about baseball sex-slang, sharing a bathroom with his dad, Klingons, and Carly Fiorona's made up video. 

Oct 4, 2015

Jesse is finally lucid again, and it's his mom's birthday. He talks about his genetic testing results, Donald Trump, Christian rock, Hitler's art teacher, silly hats, and then takes an e-mail about asexuality.

Sponsored by Tampax Pearl.

Sep 27, 2015

Jesse's post-operative drug haze continues. This week, he rambles about mediocre wizards, chemo-therapy options, smiling for photos, doing standup at weddings, cherishing moments, "Netflix and chill", and answers an e-mail about creative bursts during depressive spells.

Sep 21, 2015

Jesse is out of surgery, and on a lot of drugs. He discusses his hospital stay, while managing to ramble about man crushes, beauty pageants, British genitals, and breakfast loyalty.

Sep 13, 2015

Jesse is on narcotics for the first time after a tooth extraction. He manages to ramble about magicians, smoking crack in a treehouse, and outrage culture. Then he keeps it light by answering an email about suicide when facing a terminal illness.

Sep 6, 2015

Jesse has surgery coming up, and dives into the details. He also manages to discuss starting standup, Satan's real hobbies, and a great time at a concert. Then he introduces the forum, talks listener pet peeves, and gives advice to a young man looking to lose the big V.

Aug 30, 2015

This week, Jesse tackles some light topics like genetic mutations and gun control, plus heavier stuff like peeing outside, clown phobias, bird watching, and fake dinosaurs. Sponsored by Sam Elliott.

Aug 23, 2015

For this week, Jesse manages to ramble about colonoscopies, weird pet peeves, hotel sex noises, french robots, chess, getting sober, and lonely cops. Get into it.

Aug 17, 2015

Jesse has no recollection of recording this episode because of anti-nausea medication.  That doesn't stop him from discussing genetic testing, Groundhog's Day, the Bat-Signal, getting "friend-zoned", his first summer job, Pilgrims, Jonestown, and finally introducing his dad, Lizard, for some sound advice.

Aug 10, 2015

In this episode, Jesse describes/talks CT scans, gives an update on his treatment, and talks about "cancer holding patterns". He also manages to ramble about paintings of dogs playing poker, sports movies for kids, blind dates, deciding a country's fashion, and viral politics. His buddy and fellow comedian Brent Schmidt is visiting, and sits in on an e-mail question about deciding what to do with your life.

Sponsored by the Nashville Mayoral Election Committee.

Aug 2, 2015

Jesse records this one during his 4th round of chemo, so it gets weird. He gives an update on his treatment, and then rambles about Waffle House, Ted Bundy, ugly ducklings, and highschool productions of Transformers. Then he gets super existential during a listener e-mail. Get into it.

Jul 26, 2015

In this episode, Jesse dives really deep into how to deal with a sick or terminally ill person as a family member or friend.  He also talks about way more important stuff like saloon brawls, German porn, making out in public, human potential, and clogged toilets.  Sponsored by Dodge.

Jul 19, 2015

Jesse does this episode while getting chemotherapy, so it gets a little druggy. His mind wanders around side effects, make-a-wish-foundations, medieval illiteracy, getting on stage again, and seeing his parents naked. Then he takes a question from a guy who hates musicals. No sponsers this week because Dodge is actually pretty pissed.  

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