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Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

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A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

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#400: Shoot To Kill (@DanishAndOneill) Ryan Oneill and Jeff Danis of Beach Cops and Boner City USA fame join Skeptic Tank to talk about getting shot at from 5 feet away and living to tell about it.

September 14th, 2020


Ryan Oneill and Jeff Danis come on to talk about some criminal mastermind shooting 3-5 gunshots at Oneill from about 4 feet away. Unfortunately the guy missed. But something good will come from it. And the good is that …

#398: Simps Up, Ho's 'Round (@KerrynFeehan)

August 24th, 2020


Kerryn Feehan came over to tell me about this wild world of getting dudes to just send you money. For nothing. I mean, legitimately for nothing. And then we started talking and she started telling me about how to get …

#397: Loss Prevention Officer (@JoeListComedy) The hilarious tales of his time stopping thieves like me. (sears, stealing, mall cop, I hate myself, tuesdays with stories, tuesgays

August 11th, 2020


Joe List came over to tell me about his years working theft prevention at a Sears outside Boston. These are great stories about being exactly my enemy at one of my passions, shoplifting. 

Put this podcast down and go …

#396: Music is for Drugs (@AriShaffir)

August 3rd, 2020


I took too many whatevers and went on a deep dive into the way music is a response to social events and drug use. It's a solecast originally on my …

#395: New Dog Old Tricks (Justin Silver) (....... Dog, Training, puppy, trainer, the, language, of, dogs, skeptic, tank, bandit)

July 27th, 2020


Justin Silver, heralded dog trainer from the @TheLanguageOfDogs instagram page and the book by the same title, comes in to tell me how he got started training dogs, the methods he uses to get dogs listening, and how …

#393: Shaped Like a Human Question Mark (@CarmenComedian)

July 7th, 2020


Carmen Lynch was a scoliosis nerdburger in hight school. She wore a back brace and couldn't make friends. She came on the podcast this week to tell …

#392: NYC Street Fair (@JoeDerosaComedy & @PhilanthropyGal) tags: Corrine Fisher Joe Derosa NYC Drink Street Drinking outdoors guys we f*cked 3 more weeks cocktails to go

June 30th, 2020


Corrine Fisher and Joe Derosa came to the studio to talk about the awesome and unique state NYC boozers find themselves in. It's summertime and none of the bars allow indoor seating. So many of them have gone to window …

#391: Cops (@BigJayOakerson)

June 22nd, 2020


Big Jay Oakerson came to the studio to talk to me about Cops. His favorite show in the history of television just got BLMed so he's in a bit of a state of mourning. And when I say favorite, I mean of the 150 times I've …

390: Gingie Whisker (@CheetoSantino)

June 16th, 2020


Andrew Santino met me for the last podcast in my quarantine to talk about the wet brown devil, whisky. Bourbon, Scotch, Rye, you know what I'm …

#389: Sam Morril's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again

June 9th, 2020


Sam Morril hung out with me in my backyard to tell me what he's been missing lately. He's so damn funny. Please everybody watch his new special, "I …

388: Free Hong Kong (@IAmGarron)

June 1st, 2020


Garron Kertnen Chiu met me at a Hong Kong comedy club to tell me about the protests for autonomy that have been going on there over the past year or so. All the important details, like how do you get tear gas out of …

#387: Mark Normand's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again (@MarkNormand)

May 25th, 2020


Mark Normand, fresh off the success of his new special "Out To Lunch" (available now on YouTube), met me on the deserted streets of New York to play the 5 things we miss game. We probably got to like 2. Maaaaaaaybe 3. …

#386: The Revenge Robber (@MadFlavor)

May 18th, 2020


Joey Diaz is one of my all time stealing heroes. He is an inspiration to shoplifters everywhere. Even though he's semi-retired since having a child, his legend lives on. This episode is all about stealing. From one of …

#385: Bobby Kelly's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again

May 11th, 2020


Robert Kelly joins me for the first in a series of podcasts where I'm just gonna do some wishful thinking. Fun podcast with a good friend. It's …

#384: 10 Days of Silence; Vipassana Meditation (with Jessica Michelle Singleton)

May 4th, 2020


Jessica Michelle Singleton came on to talk to me about taking a 10 day vow of silence for Vipassana meditation. I tried it a few years ago and failed. Still got a ton out of it. But she made it all the way through. And …

#383: Silent But Deadly; The @JoeListComedy Story

April 28th, 2020


Joe List has a bad attitude and a worse stomach. He ate nothing but chicken parm sandwiches and Chipotle for the last 14 years and then for some reason, one day last year his stomach just stopped working. He has silent …

#382: Psychedelic Christmas (@DuncanTrussell)

April 19th, 2020


Duncan Trussell and I talked about LSD for about 2 hours. Nobody in my life is more of an acidhead than Duncan. He knows the history, the risks, the joys, all of it. We did this in honor of Bicycle Day, which is April …

#381: Hurricane Katrina; The Good Old Days (@MrSeanPatton)

April 12th, 2020


Sean Patton becomes the first Skeptic Tank guest to ever appear via webcam to tell me about what New Orleans was like for him in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Pretty much Skeptic Tank is the only podcast where …

#380: Have A Corona (@MarkNormand)

April 1st, 2020


Mark Normand became the first (and only) guest in the newly built Skeptic Tank Studio! This was recorded March 17, the first day bars and restaurants were closed in New York. We talked about what it was doing to …

#379: Aloha Oe Vey (@ChinoBrah)

February 7th, 2020


Chino LaForge met me before one of our shows to tell me about the history of the country of Hawaii. I think it ain't even really part of America. Honestly. I know it is, but I don't agree. Chino broke down all the …

#378: Robert Kelly Live (an album commentary with @RobertKelly)

January 12th, 2020


Roberty "Bobby" Kelly had me over to the YKWD studios to record an album commentary episode of Skeptic Tank on his first comedy album, Robert Kelly Live. On these episodes I break down a comic's (usually) first album …

#377: Dog Day Afternoon (@Iapalucci)

January 7th, 2020


Adrienne Iapalucci came over to my hotel room in Spokane and we sat and talked about dogs for almost 2 hours. She's been a long time dog freak and so have I. And I just recently got my first dog ever so now I can …

#376: My 2019 Year in Review (a solocast)

December 31st, 2019


2019 was a great year for me. They're all great years, to be honest. But 2019 was no different. Come along as I go over all my favorite podcasts, standup shows, travels, and details of another year where I'm lucky to be …

#375: Kid With A Cow Heart (@JessicaKirson)

December 6th, 2019


Jessica Kirson met me at Gas Digital studios to tell me about what her daughter has been going through with heart surgeries. Her kid was born with …

#374: Truth Be Told (@Jimmy_Dore)

December 1st, 2019


Jimmy Dore met me at All Things Comedy studios to explain to me exactly what a progressive is. I've found more and more that I relate to his views on …

#373: Jew (@SamTripoli @SteveRannazzisi @SteveSimeone @MichaelRappaport @BoonShakaLaka @DanishAndOneill @TonyHinchcliffe

November 16th, 2019


In honor of me announcing the date of my long awaited standup special recording for "Ari Shaffir: Jew," I brought on some friends to talk about Jews. …

#372: 'Roid Rage (@iAmMikeCannon)

October 28th, 2019


Mike Cannon met me at Gas Digital to tell me about his old days as a total meathead who legit took steroids. I'm not even kidding. You can't believe …

#371: So Over October (a solocast)

October 24th, 2019


I am so freaking DONE with this month. It's the worst. It's not even difficult being sober. It's just boring. Really really boring. In years past I …

#370: Troll (Milo Yiannopoulos)

October 16th, 2019


Milo Yiannopoulos came over to my apartment to have one of my favorite talks ever on this podcast. It's a talk about trolling. Milo is one of the …

#369: The Podfather (@Redban)

October 8th, 2019


Brian Redban took me into his new podcast studio to talk about the early days of the podcast scene in Los Angeles. When everything was guerrilla. When it was fresh and new and nobody knew what it was gonna turn into. It …

#368: The 2019 State Of The Union (@ComicDaveSmith)

September 30th, 2019


Dave Smith joins me for our annual look at how things are going in America. We talk about politics, climate, drugs, economics, and everything else we …

# 367: Dragon Lady (@BigJayOakerson)

September 23rd, 2019


Big Jay Oakerson (43:45) and I went up to the roof to talk about smoking. How he started, how he tries to quit, how cool it is, what it does to you, …

#366: Smackdown (@SalVulcano)

September 17th, 2019


Sal Vulcano and I both went to WWE's Smackdown on September 10, 2019. It was Sal's 80th WWE event. It was my first. I had SO many question. So Sal …

#365: The Revolution (Kalle Lasn, Adbusters Editor in Chief)

September 9th, 2019


Adbusters Editor in Chief, Kalle Lasn met me in his office at the magazine to talk to me about the revolution. I see it going down only with violence …

#364: Matrix Vacation (a solocast)

August 27th, 2019


Let me tell you about the month I took off from screens. All July. No texting, no computer. Only a land line. It was weird for sure, but it was also …

#363: On A Steel Horse I Ride (Xavier Himma)

August 20th, 2019


Xavier Himma met me on the roof of my apartment to tell me about his amazing bike ride from Ottawa to Argentina. I've never even heard of such a thing. Be aware that the first 3 minutes of the interview the sound goes a …

#362: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (A Spoiler Alert Episode) with @SamMorril)

August 9th, 2019


Sam Morril and I went to see Tarantino's new movie "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" and then came back to my place, got drunk off scotch and talked …

#361: Spange (Tall Boy)

July 22nd, 2019


A homeless non-binary person let me sit with her and talk about what it's like to live on the street and beg for change. Spange is a homeless term that means spare change. I think it's a verb. Anyway, that's what Tall …

#360: The Cacophony Society (@chuckpalahniuk)

July 8th, 2019


Chuck Palahniuk had me over to his Portland writing office to tell me about the heyday of the Portland Cacophony Society. It's this crazy group that …

#359: Digital Vacation (@AriShaffir)

June 23rd, 2019


I am going offline for a while. I want to clear my head of all the noise and clutter that the internet has been throwing at me. It's become a net negative in my life and I want to find myself and my own thoughts again. …

#358: Jabba (album commentary w/ @SteveSimeone

June 10th, 2019


Steve Simeone and I sat on the balcony of his new apartment and broke down his new album, Jabba. We talked about the origins of the bits, the messages he had in them, what his theories are on the delivery styles, and …

#357: Fun Bucks (Bill Ottman)

June 4th, 2019


Bill Ottman came over to my apartment to try his best to get the idea of crypto currency through my fat skull. For a Jew, it's almost shocking how …

#356: Down By The River (@ComedianRonT @SteveSimeone)

May 20th, 2019


Ron Taylor had a long talk with myself and Steve Simeone about his time living in a van. He used to park it outside the Comedy Store. He'd take chicks there. He'd do horrible bowelly things in there. He'd even cook …

#355: Methistopheles (@JessaReedComedy)

May 8th, 2019


Jessa Reed came over to my old apartment (I think this is the last one from the old place) to tell me about her junkie past. She was a serious meth …

#354: Fear of Flying (@BigJayOakerson

April 25th, 2019


Big Jay Oakerson was my surprise opener for my shows in Toronto. This was the most amount of people I had ever played for in a night when I was …

#353: Modern Hippie (@TFerriss)

April 12th, 2019


Tim Ferriss met me in Austin to talk about travel and art and nature and love. He's a hippie. He's what the new version of a hippie is. He makes time to see interesting places around the world. He limits the amount of …

#352: Water World (@RowAtlantic)

April 5th, 2019


Tim Crockett came back to talk about his EPIC journey rowing solo across the Atlantic ocean. He said he'd do it and he did it. Jesus. 63 days on the …

#350: Shooter (Dan Soder, Michelle Wolf, Dave Attell, Jeff Danis, Ryan Oneill Yannis Pappas, Tim Dillon, Stavros Halkias)

March 25th, 2019


The epic live table read of my horrible screenplay I wrote in college. I got a group of the funniest comedians around to help me bring this piece of …

#351: Around The World with Tom Rhodes (@_TomRhodes)

March 12th, 2019


Tom Rhodes had me over to his pad to tell me about his unique new album, Around the World. It's a standup look at over 20 cities. So we took the opportunity to get Tom to answer some of my questions about these cities. …

#349: So You Wanna Be An Ultimate Fighter (@MickeyGall)

February 25th, 2019


Mickey Gall came over to apartment and backyard to talk about what it's like day-to-day to be a professional MMA fighter. It was a real solid look at …

#348: This Is An Emergency (@GregStone_)

February 15th, 2019


Greg Stone came over to my apartment to tell me about his time working at an ER. He saw lots of drug addicts and deaths. All pretty interesting …

#347: Hot Tub Time Machine (@BertKreischer, @SteveRannazzisi, @DanishAndOneill, @MarkNorm)

February 6th, 2019


Bert Kreischer, Steve Rannazzisi, Ryan O'Neill and I sat in a hot tub in Park City and talked about the past. It was the first night of a week of skiing and storytelling shows and oh what fun it was. Mark Normand joined …

#346: My 2018 Year in Review

January 12th, 2019


Come with me on a trip down memory lane. To a simpler time. A time when people were different. A time of life, of laughs, and of love. Back. Way back. Back to like 3 weeks ago. Back to 2018. 

Join me as I relive the …

#345: The Conspirator (@SamTripoli)

December 14th, 2018


Sam Tripoli met me in LA to talk all the lies, all the deceit, all the coverups, all what they refuse to report on, all the oh you don't even know …

#344: The 2018 State of the Union podcast (@ComicDaveSmith)

December 6th, 2018


Dave Smith came over to my apartment in NY to record our annual "State of America" podcast. This year, we ended up focusing waaaay more on social …

#343: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (@CarlDonnelly, @RyanSickler)

November 26th, 2018


Carl Donnelly met me in his Edinburgh flat to talk about his divorce. And really about breaking up in general. Ryan Sickler joined me briefly on the interview to add in a little about his breakup with his fiancé. This …

#342: A Pirate's Life For Me (@FahimAnwar

November 16th, 2018


Fahim Anwar met me at the Comedy Store to talk about the glory days of illegal downloads. We talk about Napster, about CD burners, threatening letters from cable providers, and mods for gaming systems. It was a great …

#341: The Knickerbocker (@SamMorril)

November 6th, 2018


Sam Morril came over to my apartment to talk about the Knicks. He's just about the biggest Knicks fan I know. It's just him and Michael Che at the top for comedians. So we sat down and talked about a lifetime of Knicks …

#340: The Simpsons (@GlitterCheese)

October 30th, 2018


Liza Treyger had me over to her new apartment to talk Simpsons. It was my favorite show in high school and college and I was put to shame by the love …

#339: If These Balls Could Talk (an album commentary with @LouisKatz)

October 24th, 2018


Louis Katz joins me for an album commentary episode where we break down his first album, If These Balls could talk. We did this over a 4 month period …

#338: Where's Your Red? (The Shocking Truth Behind Sober October)

October 16th, 2018


Come with me on a casual walk around the East Village of Manhattan as I match Brad's workout output in a revealing expose on the nature of his points during the workout challenge. 

Based on this new information, we can …

#337: The Other Kind of Jew Camp (@SteveBugeja)

October 2nd, 2018


Steve Bugeja had me over to his flat in Edinburgh to talk about Jewish summer camp. Steve was a counselor one year at a camp right around the corner from where I spent 6 summers as a camper. It was a fun conversation …

#336: Fun is a Four Letter Word (@BertKreischer)

September 18th, 2018


Brant Krislop came to my apartment to talk about fun. We sat in my backyard, smoked cigars, and thought about what fun has meant to us over the …

#335: Pranks for the Memories (@Daniel_Sloss)

September 11th, 2018


Daniel Sloss came over to my flat in Edinburgh to tell stories about all the pranks he and his friends have played on each other. They get down. And …

#334: Gas The Jews (@CountDankulaTV)

September 3rd, 2018


Count Dankula met me in Edinburgh, Scotland to tell me about his crazy ordeal being arrested AND CONVICTED of a crime for making a funny video on …

#333: Great Ball of China (@ComicMikeV

August 28th, 2018


Mike Vecchione had me over to the apartment he shares with his partner Dan Soder to talk about his first trip to the Orient. He went to China for two weeks. What happens when you make your first trip to Asia is your …

#332: 9/11 Killed JFK (@DSGermain & @TimJDillon)

August 14th, 2018


Tim Dillon and Dan St Germain came over to talk about conspiracy theories. Both those guys are way into that stuff so that's all they talk about anyway. 


Get Dan's brand new comedy album, No Real Winners Here at …

#331: White China (@AndyCurtain)

August 1st, 2018


Andy Curtain made his way from Shanghai to Montreal to tell me about the darkest sides of life in China. He's lived in Shanghai for a decade now and he REALLY knows what it's all about. Fun discussion with an intro …

#330: Shroob (Shroom Noob) (@KevinIso)

July 9th, 2018


Kevin Iso came over to my apartment to talk about shrooms. I know I've lost site of what it's like to be new to magic mushrooms, so I had Kevin come in to tell that side of it. He just started taking psychedelics so he …

#329: Where To Next (@RolfPotts)

July 2nd, 2018


Rolf Potts brought over an old paper atlas to my apartment and we leafed through it and imagined all the places we want to go. Every page bringing …

#328: Free Base (@RichVos)

June 21st, 2018


Rich Vos and I sat in my backyard and talked about his days as a drug addict. Man, I love talking to addicts about their old days. He got DOWN! Tons …

#327: Cappereira (Nick Capper)

June 4th, 2018


@CapperFlapper had me over to his apartment in Melbourne to talk about travel, farming, his deep sexual love affair with aboriginal history, and shitting. It was an all over the place conversation on one of the most …

#326: Bushcraft Party Boys (Robert Kelly & Joe List)

May 29th, 2018


@JoeListComedy, @RobertKelly, and I packed our camping gear and went to the woods to do some camping and definitely not to chow down on each other's knobs like we need it to live. No. Just camping. We're bush crafters. …

#325: Festival Fun Uncle (Ryan Mirvis)

May 21st, 2018


Ryan Mirvis (@RyanMirvis) is the festival queen. There's nobody who personifies good times at music festivals like Mirv. He met me at the Comedy Store the day after Mitzi's memorial to break down all his theories about …

#324: Last of the Bogicans (@BlokeFranklin

May 2nd, 2018


Chris Franklin met me in my AirBnB in Melbourne to talk about the bogan life. Franklin is a true bogan. The last of a non-dying breed. There are still plenty of bogans in the wild, although very few of them live in big …

#323: Mitzi

April 25th, 2018


Mitzi Shore came into my life in my first 3 months of standup. I spent the next 10 years getting close with the owner of the Comedy Store. She passed away earlier this month. And I took the opportunity to share, but …

#322: Road Trip (@Aiapalucci)

April 9th, 2018


Adrienne Iapalucci and I were driving back to Manhattan from a road gig in Syracuse and we decided to do a podcast about road trips. Well, it barely centered on road trips because I'm a terrible host, but it was a …

#321: Let My People Go (@AriShaffir)

April 2nd, 2018


Ari Shaffir comes to my apartment to tell you about Passover. All of it. Not just what you're supposed to do, but also where the holiday comes from, …

#320: Take My Wife, Please (@AubreyMarcus)

March 27th, 2018


Aubrey Marcus came over to my apartment and we had a really in depth discussion about open relationships. Aubrey is the most honest person I've ever …

#319: Boston Tea Farty (@JoeList)

March 20th, 2018


Joe List kept me awake on the drive back from Boston by telling me all about Boston. Meta as balls, huh? He grew up out there and we talked about all …

#318: The Queens Irish (@DesBishop)

March 13th, 2018


Des Bishop came over to Skeptic Tank headquarters (my apartment) to tell me about Ireland. Des moved there from Queens when he was a teenager and managed to go from a Brooklyn problem child, to one of Ireland's most …

#317: Ski Utah (Ryan "@DanishAndOneill" Oneill, @NickDiaz209, @BertKreischer

March 6th, 2018


Ryan Oneill drove with me from Salt Lake City to Boise to talk about the gnar pow we got in Utah. We skied 6 out of 7 days, stayed at 3 different places, and did 5 shows. It was a tremendous week of skiing some of the …

#316: Girls Gone Mild (@RachelJSimmons

February 27th, 2018


Rachel Simmons met me to talk about her research on female development and confidence. She just came out with a new book on the subject so we talked about that, about the pains of doing press, and she craps all over my …

#315: Fake News (@Chloe_Hilliard)

February 16th, 2018


Chloe Hilliard came over to talk about her days as a journalist before she started standup. We go over all the problems with journalism today, including fake news. And we get into some nice stuff about race and white …

#314: Moving Day (@MikeRecine)

January 27th, 2018


Mike Recine came over to my apartment to answer my question about what it's like being a mover. Not a mover and a shaker, but an actual mover. Of people's houses. 


This episode is brought to you by …

#313: Row, Row, Row Your Boat Gently Across The Fucking Atlantic Ocean (with Tim Crockett @RowAtlantic)

January 16th, 2018


Tim Crockett met me in Athens, Georgia to tell me about the monumental feat he is undertaking. Tim is going to row, BY HIMSELF, across the Atlantic Ocean. He'll be miles from the nearest boat or assistance. He'll have …

#312: Resolutionaries (with a crapload of comics)

January 1st, 2018


New years resolutions with Rich Vos, Big Jay Oakerson, Chris Distefano, Sam Morril, Tracy Morgan, Des Bishop, Joe Machi, Bonnie McFarlane, Cipha …

#311: Foster The Person (@MonroeMartinIII)

December 25th, 2017


Monroe Martin came to my apartment to talk about his life as a foster kid. Monroe spent most of his childhood in and out of foster homes. He filled me in on what it was like in this fun conversation. Merry Christmas, …

#310: Hot Yogi (Tricia Donegan

December 18th, 2017


Tricia Donegan took me upstairs to the roof of her yoga studio on the Lower East Side to tell me all about how she got started in yoga. She ran the studio and the classes that I took most during Sober Octobert. Tricia …

#309: Valuable Friction (@ColinIsMyName

November 27th, 2017


Colin Wright met me in a park in New Orleans to tell me about the unique way he travels the world. Colin has been living in a different place every 4 …

#308: Sober Octobert; A November to Rebender (@BertKreischer)

November 6th, 2017


Bert Kreischer joined me to talk about alcohol. He's an expert on the subject. For real. We split the podcast up, doing the first half while he was …

#307: Skool's Out Fa'Evah (@JayLarsonComedy)

October 23rd, 2017


  Jay Larson met me at Venice High to talk about our old school days. We sat on the lawn like creeps and talked about high school until we got asked …

#306: Mother Fucker (@ChristinaP)

October 10th, 2017


Christina Pazsitzky met me in LA to talk about motherhood. She just became a mom a couple years ago. It's the first realistic version of motherhood that i've ever heard. Good into and outro, too.

#305: Hot Yoga Sucks And I Never Intended To Fucking Do It And I have No Interest In It Whatsoever But I'll Do It Anyway Because It's A Fucking Bet But This Is Ridiculous And I Don't Want To Do It (@AriShaffir)

October 2nd, 2017


Ari goes to Hot Yoga. This is the worst thing to happen to anyone in the world in all of history. I want to do druuuuuuuugs! This sober Octobert stuff is moronic.

#304: My Daughter Sucks At Suicide (JMScomedy))

September 19th, 2017


Jessica Michelle Singleton met me in LA to talk about her suicide attempt. It's waaaaay funnier than that. I love hearing about suicide and we did this without any crazy gravity to the subject. Just a good fun talk …

#303: The 2018 State Of The Union (@ComicDaveSmith)

September 12th, 2017


Dave Smith came to my apartment to have a chat about America. Dave is a really well read staunch libertarian. So he breaks it down from an …

#302: I Regret Nothing (@RonFunches, @DanSoder, @CheetoSantino, @BertKreischer)

September 4th, 2017


Andrew Santino, Ron Funches, Dan Soder join me in Montreal for live podcast from the Just For Laughs festival and talked about the topic of regret. I don't know. I choose topics. It was great, though. So much fun. Those …

#301 The Barreness (@FunnyLynne)

August 23rd, 2017


Lynne Koplitz had me over to her apartment to talk about menopause. She's deep into it and she was open about all of it. The hot flashes, the crankiness, the inability to breed. It was such a fun conversation that was …

#300 Quittin' Time (@DanishAndOneill)

August 14th, 2017


Danish and Oneill came over to my Los Angeles AirBnB to talk about when it's time to call it a career in show business. That was the topic. Obviously …

#299: But... But You're Blek (@LoyisoGola)

August 1st, 2017


Loyiso Gola met me in Montreal to give me a bit of an introduction to South Africa. Loyiso is one of the biggest comics in South Africa so he was the …

#298: Vagabonder (@RolfPotts)

July 18th, 2017


Rolf Potts met me in Tompkins Square Park to talk to me about travel. Rolf wrote one of my favorite books of all time called Vagabonding. It's all …

#297: Bob and Ari Smoke Cubans (@RobertKelly)

July 12th, 2017


Robert Kelly met me on the stoop outside the Comedy Cellar. He's gotten way into cigars in the last few years. So we sat outside the club and he told …

#296: Brandon Goldberg, Stripper At Law (@AaronBergComedy)

July 3rd, 2017


Aaron Berg came to my apartment to tell me about his days as a male stripper in Toronto. It was really fun and got kind of seriously dark in the middle there. And then back to more fun. Come on along.

#295: Low School (@AdamEget)

June 21st, 2017


Adam Eget met me at the Comedy Store to talk about Cedu, the crazy bad kid school his parents shipped him off to because he was a spazz. It's amazing …

#294: Je Zu Tin Ba De (@HeyItsChili, Nedi)

June 13th, 2017


William Childress (skip to 53:30) had me over to his homestay in Siem Reap, Cambodia to talk about Myanmar. He lived there for years. And it was the first place I went on my travels this year. So I finished seeing a …

#293: Greek Life (@StavComedy)

June 1st, 2017


Stavros Halkios came to my apartment to tell me all about the people bringing down the EU; Greeks. Stavvy is a really funny young comic in New York and he also grew up in Greek Town with Greek parents, so he's a real …

#292: Cleavage Day 2017 with Legion of Skanks (@BigJayOakerson, @ComicDaveSmith, @LuisJGomez)

May 19th, 2017


The entire Legion of Skanks came with me on an ogling walk around Manhattan during my 2nd favorite* holiday of the year, Cleavange Day. Dave Smith, …

#291: Balding Eagles (@KurtMetzger, @Seanytime, @MarkNorm)

May 11th, 2017


Mark Normand, Sean Donnelly, and Kurt Metzger came to my apartment talk about the number 2 most important issue facing men today; balding. (boners are number 1). It was mostly fun meanderings but we still managed to …

#290: Cave Man (John Spies)

May 4th, 2017


John Spies sat down with me on the deck of the Cave Lodge in Soppong to tell me all about cave exploration and the unique life that he's built in northern Thailand. The man has lived an amazing life. And this pit stop …

#289: Tales of a Teenage Bedwetter (@MarkNorm)

January 3rd, 2017


Mark Normand invited me to his brand new apartment to do a podcast about bedwetting. Mark and I were both very late bedwetters. So we got together and talked about what it's like to be 14 and still pissing on yourself …

#288: Death of a Salesman (@TimJDillon)

December 21st, 2016


Tim Dillon came to my apartment to tell me about his former life in sales. He's sold everything. From mortgages to office equipment to a history of …

#287: Big Buck Hunter (@JoeRogan)

December 14th, 2016


Joe Rogan met me at the Improv in LA to tell me all about his obsession with hunting. He's been a hardcore hunter for about 4 years now. And he broke down why he does it, what it's like out there, the backlash, the …

#286: Shreddin' The Gnar (@MooseFucker)

December 6th, 2016


Craig Campbell returns to the Skeptic Tank to talk about snowboarding. He's a crazy back country snowboarder on top of being a comic. He's that guy who's skiing next to you on a path and then all of a sudden he just …

#285: Allergic to Life (@ShaneComedy)

November 17th, 2016


Shane Mauss came over to my apartment in New York to try to explain to me what he's learned about human anxiety and how it's no longer relevant in a safe, modern world. I say try because I'm an idiot and most of it went …

#284: #BertIsFat (@BertKreischer)

November 9th, 2016


Bert Kreischer came to my apartment while he was in New York and we talked about who was fatter; him or Tom Segura. Bert made some solid cases for …

#283: Take This Job And Shove It (@TomSegura)

November 2nd, 2016


Tom Segura took me up to his hotel room in the East Village of New York and we sat and talked about all the jobs we've had over the years. Pretty much every comic you've ever heard of has had to do lots of different …

#282: Aunt Flo (@Aiapalucci, @Stollemcache, @AmberSmelson)

October 27th, 2016


Amber Nelson, Sarah Tollemache, and Adrian Iapalucci came to my apartment to tell me about periods. And I mean all about it. About the blood flow, …

#281: The Reyk (@AriEldjarn)

October 18th, 2016


Ari Eldjarn and I drove around in Iceland and did a podcast about that beautiful country while we did. Ari is a comedian in Reykjavik. One of the …

#280: I Hate Myself (@JoeListComedy)

October 11th, 2016


Joe List invited me over to his apartment to talk about self loathing. I've always noticed that Joe has a bit of a deal with hating himself. I guess I kind of have the same thing once in a while. But List takes it to …

#279: Garbage Dump, USA (@SalVulcano)

October 5th, 2016


Sal Vulcano came to my apartment to enlighten me on why Staten Island isn't the worst place in America. He's a native of the land of high bangs, …

#278: Pigeons (@KurtMetzger, @KerenMargolis)

September 27th, 2016


Kurt Metzger caught the cold. He was the latest comic to get the e-rage. It happened while I was in Scotland and he wanted to talk about it on my …

#277: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost (@HenryRollins)

September 13th, 2016


Henry Rollins met me in a hotel cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland to talk about travel. Henry goes all over the globe. He really likes to get off the …

#276: "Running" Of The Bulls (@KaiHumphries, @MiloComedy, @Daniel_Sloss)

September 8th, 2016


Kai Humphries, Milo McCabe, and Daniel Sloss met me at the Abattoir comedian's bar in Edinburgh, Scotland to tell me their harrowing tale of cheating …

#275: Open (@PhilNWang)

August 31st, 2016


Phil Wang came to my room at my Edinburgh flat to talk about open relationships. Phil has been in a non monogamous situation for the last three years. So we met up to talk about cheating without cheating. I'm always …

#274: The Fringe (@JoeDerosaComedy, @AlexKealy, @AhirShah, @AlexSmithComic)

August 14th, 2016


My Edinburgh roommates Joe Derosa, Alex Kealy, Ahir Shah, Alex Smith, and I all got together to talk to about the world's largest comedy festival, The Edinburgh Fringe. And since it's the Fringe, we decided to get drunk …

#273: 2016 State of the Union Address (@ComicDaveSmith)

August 3rd, 2016


Dave Smith met me in my apartment to give me the rundown on what's happened in America over the last year. He pays way more attention to all sides of the news than anyone I know, and he's a libertarian, so he can see …

#272: Lunch Meat (@RealJeffreyRoss)

July 25th, 2016


Jeff Ross met me in Washington Square Park to talk about delis. We're both Ashkenazi Jews so it's a no brainer that we each have our opinions on the matter. But we also got other people in on the fun and went around …

#271: Losing My Religion (@RobbieTheFire)

July 12th, 2016


Rob Bernstein came over to my apartment to discuss his exit strategy from religion. Robbie was raised as a devout Jew. Only now has he begun to see the true stupidity of religion. But he's still got one foot in and one …

#270: NY Pizza Party (@NotAlexis)

July 6th, 2016


Alexis Guerreros took me on a pizza tour of New York. He's a standup comic but he runs these tours for extra cash and he took me on one, showing me his favorite of 3 different styles of pizza. Pizza and New York have a …

#269: The Middle East (@NotHormones)

June 20th, 2016


Hormoz Rashidi met me at the LA bungalow I was staying in while I was recording the next season of This Is Not Happening and he tried explaining to …

#268: Live Sony Hack (@BigJayOakerson)

June 15th, 2016


Big Jay Oakerson and I went up to a buddy's rooftop in New York and talked about garbage music while we looked into people's windows hoping to find some action. Jay has the worst taste in music. He likes all my least …

#267: Door Guys 2 (@BobbyLeeLive)

June 6th, 2016


Bobby Lee invited me over to his house to do this podcast about the second generation of Comedy Store door guys. We recorded this at Tiger Belly studios, which is just his living room, I guess. Bobby was a door guy at …

#266: Abstinicks (@NickYoussef)

May 30th, 2016


Nick Youssef met me at my Echo Park AirBnB cabin to talk about going celibate. Nick swore off sex about 5 months ago and now he's talking about keeping it in his pants. We get into a little fight with a gopher during …

#265: Knife Hits in Alaska (@DanSoder)

May 19th, 2016


Dan Soder came over to my place to tell me all about the summer he spent working in a cannery in Alaska. The people he worked with were straight deigns without even realizing it. This might be the best summer job of all …

#264: Narcos (@LuisaDiezNuts)

May 9th, 2016


Luisa Diez came over to talk about her father's involvement in the Escobar drug cartel in Colombia. She grew up in the middle of it all with her …

#263: Foos Fighter (@KelseyCook)

May 2nd, 2016


Kelsey Cook met me over at the Full Charge's place to talkaboutfoosball. I've always had a fond spot in my heart for thesport,and Kelsey is THE BEST …

#262: Cleavage Day (@GaryVider)

April 19th, 2016


Gary Vider met me in Central Park to walk around and gawk at women for Cleavage Day. Cleavage Day is the first weekend day over 70 degrees in New York. It takes place in every city that has a real winter. It's that …

#261: You're A Man Now (with my nephew on his Bar Mitzvah)

April 11th, 2016


My nephew had his bar mitzvah last weekend. I hadn't been to one in too long. They're so much fun! It made me remember my own bar mitzvah. How important it was to me, how fun it was. They're great, you guys. Just dumb …

#260: The Michael Jackson of Helping Sick Children (@SteveSimeone)

April 5th, 2016


Steve Simeone and I had some dinner, watched a college basketball game, and talked about all the time he spends over at Children's Hospital. He's …

#259: Existence is Futile (@DuncanTrussell)

March 30th, 2016


Duncan Trussell invited me up to his compound in the mountains to explain to me what existentialism means. It's a heady conversation that I barely remember thanks to marijuana, but it was really interesting at the time. …

#258: Psychedelia (@ShaneComedy)

March 21st, 2016


Shane Mauss met me on the patio of the Comedy Store and told me tons of tales about all sorts of psychedelic drugs. I had no idea Shane was this deep …

#257: Money For Nothing (2 anonymous defense contractors)

March 14th, 2016


Two US Army defense contractors met me in a secret location in America to discuss what it's like to go work for the government on foreign soils. They both work as contractors in stations all over the world and they gave …

#256: Take a Hike (@TheoVon)

March 7th, 2016


Theo Von met me at a secret hike in LA to do a walking podcast about hiking. Theo's a hilarious comic but he's also hiked Mount Kilimanjaro. I climb hills, bro. Hills. He climbed a giant mountain. It was a fun talk and …

#255: The 2016 Gay Super Bowl; The Oscars (@SchmoesKnow)

March 1st, 2016


The Schmoes, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, invited me to their posh burbank studio to do our yearly roundup of the Oscars. We did it after the Oscars this year because Kristian actually got to go to it! Well, sort …

#254: Spoiler Alert 5 - Zoolander No. 2 (@Kathleen_McGee)

February 26th, 2016


Kathleen McGee and I went to see Zoolander no. 2 in Vancouver and we did a spoiler alert podcast about it. Its the 2nd year in a road we did this. …

#253: Give Me A Lyft (@JMScomedy)

February 16th, 2016


Jessica Michelle Singleton came over to talk about what it's like to drive for a ride-share company. She's ridden for Uber and Lyft so she's got first hand knowledge on the subject. And we even drove around a little and …

#252: The Big C (Kelsey)

February 8th, 2016


My friend Kelsey sat down on a beach on the island of Maui to talk about her experience with cancer. Kelsey got it, beat it, and got it again all in her 20s. It was a very open and honest interview all about what it …

#251: The Ari Shaffir Interview Part 2: The Early Years (@DanishAndOneill, @AriShaffir)

January 31st, 2016


Danish and Oneill met me at my AirBnB in Echo Park while I was in town to shoot This Is Not Happening season 2 (new episodes February 24 at 12:30am) to do an interview about Ari Shaffir. Ari Shaffir is the host of a …

Rant in the Car

January 18th, 2016


I've been editing This Is Not Happening stories for 50 hours a week for the last 2 weeks so I didn't have time to do a full interview. I was going to …

#250: The Ari Shaffir Interview - Later Years (@DanishAndOneill)

January 12th, 2016


Jeff Danis and Ryan Oneill met me at Full Charge's place in LA to interview the host of Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank, Ari Shaffir. I turned the reins …

#249: Boozapalooza (@GlitterCheese)

January 4th, 2016


Liza Treyger had me over to talk about alcohol. It wasn't one of those cry-about-it podcasts. This was a celebration of booze. Liza is good at …

#248: Spoiler Alert 4: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (@MikeBlackAttack, @SteveSimeone)

December 30th, 2015


Mike Black and Steve Simeone met me at the Comedy Store and we talked about the new Star Wars. There's tons of spoilers in here so stay away if you want everything to be fresh. But it's really not that important. The …

#247: Mickey D's (@TheMikeLawrence)

December 16th, 2015


Mike Lawrence worked at McDonalds. For, like, a long time. I mean years. I know, right? So this episode is all about that. He came over to my apartment on his way home from his new writing job on Inside Amy Schumer (out …

#246: Phish Heads (@MikeFinoia)

December 7th, 2015


Mike Finoia came to my apartment to talk about being a dirty hippie who followed Phish on the road from gig to gig. We also got into his trip to the …

#245: Loose Lips Sink Ships (@MarkNorm)

November 30th, 2015


Mark Normand came over to my apartment to have a discussion about keeping one’s mouth shut. Mark gets into trouble all the time for sharing too much and I wanted to talk about what that means, and the repercussions …

#244: Butterflather (@PatCoppolino)

November 11th, 2015


Patrick Coppolino met me in my hotel room in Calgary to do a catch-up session on how he now feels about fatherhood. You might remember Patrick as a …

#243: Hostel Territory (@HebertComedy)

November 3rd, 2015


Sean Hebert met me in a hotel room in Toronto to talk to me about hostels. I met Sean on my travels a few times. I've smoked dirt weed with him in his comically tiny apartment in Hong Kong and I've snorted Ritalin with …

#242: A Thousand Whys to Doi (Happy Halloween)

October 26th, 2015


Happy Halloween! To celebrate the holiday, I talked to a bunch of people about the different ways they fear dying. Everybody has their little …

#241: DMT (@CarlDonnelly)

October 20th, 2015


Carl Donnelly invited me over to his flat in Edinburgh to talk about DMT. Carl has done it more than just about anybody I know. He's had a wide range of different experiences with the drug and we talked about all of it. …

#240: Death Wish (@ChrisGethard, @NikkiGlaser, & @AllisonDore)

October 15th, 2015


Chris Gethard, Nikki Glaser, and Allison Dore were my guests on a live podcast at the JFL42 comedy festival in Toronto, Canada last month. I never feel comfortable doing these live podcasts because the audience forces …

#239: Bogans (@TheNickCody)

October 5th, 2015


Nick Cody met me in my flat in Edinburgh to explain to me what the hell a bogan is. I knew I didn't like them, but I couldn't properly express why. …

#238: Hot Cosby (@MatEdgar) Spoiler Alert #3 South Park S19.E01&02

September 28th, 2015


Mat Edgar and I sat in our condo in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and watched South Park Season 19 episodes 1 and 2 and then did a spoiler alert podcast about what we saw. It's the third SA episode. We just talked all about …

#237: Nun Of The Above (@KelliDunham)

September 22nd, 2015


Kelli Dunham met me in a park in Brooklyn to talk about her days as a nun. She, for real, lived in a nunnery and did all that garbage. Can you …

#236: Who's Walking Whom (@GaryVider)

September 14th, 2015


Gary Vider came over to my apartment to do a podcast about dog walking. He's a comedian who's been pretty much making a living walking dogs for the last 5 years. It was a fun talk and of course we meandered a bunch. …

#235: First Responder; A 9/11 Story (Cris Italia)

September 7th, 2015


9/11 was a terrible day in American history. This is one story of the many stories of that day. Cris Italia was a volunteer EMT and was around the …

#234: Shroomfest 2015; Craig Campbell is F**king Crazy (@Moosefu*ker)

August 30th, 2015


Craig Campbell came over to my flat in Edinburgh to talk all about mushrooms. Craig is f*cking nuts. He's done more sh-t in his life than 5 of us will. And he loves mushrooms. Because they're part of a healthy …

#233: Death of the Party (@KyleKinane)

August 24th, 2015


Kyle Kinane had me over to his flat in Edinburgh, Scotland to do an album commentary on his first album, Death of the Party. This is the 6th of these comedy album breakdowns I do with the comedians. Kyle is legit one of …

#232: The Wrestler (@ColtCabana)

August 17th, 2015


Colt Cabana had me over to his flat in Edinburgh, Scotland for a talk about indy wrestling. Colt is a looper. He's made a living as a wrestler for …

#231: State of the Union Address (@ComicDaveSmith, @AhirShah, @AlexKealy, @AlexSmithComic)

August 10th, 2015


Dave Smith came over to my apartment to catch me up on the state of America over the last year or so. We've gone through a lot of change as a …

#230: Unconservative and Incorrect (@NickDipaolo)

August 3rd, 2015


Nick Dipaolo met me at my apartment to talk about how he's not a conservative and how Libertarians feel about conservativism and political …

#229: Lisa Lisa (@Wayne Rada)

July 27th, 2015


Wayne Rada met me in NoLita, Manhattan to take me on a tour of the murals down there. It's a history of graffiti and a run-down of the giant, builiding sized paintings that are all over lower Manhattan.

#228: That's Clearly A Travel (@JosephVecsey)

July 21st, 2015


Joe Vecsey met me at the basketball courts in Stuytown for a talk about the And 1 Mixtape years of streetball. Joe grew up playing with all of them as a kid in New York. We talk all about Rucker Park, and the great …

#227: The Herp (@JoeListComedy)

July 13th, 2015


Joe List met me in Central Park on a beautiful summer day to have a wonderful talk about herpes. Joe's got it. He's open about it. And he answered …

#226: Bonnaroo; The Opposite of Charleston (@MarkNorm, @BigJayOakerson, @DanSoder, @MichelleIsAWolf, and @IanEdwardsComic, Tristan, Hannah, Anonymous, Hannah, & Jordan)

July 6th, 2015


Mark Normand, Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, and Michelle Wolf came to my apartment to talk about our amazing trip to Bonnaroo. Man, we had such a good …

#225: Vagina Turkey Baster (@RachelJSimmons)

June 29th, 2015


Rachel Simmons and I had a high school reunion for two last week. And while we were doing that, we recorded a podcast about artificial insemination. …

#224: Take Me Out To The Ball Game (@PaulMorrissey)

June 23rd, 2015


Paul Morrissey and I went to a Yankee game to talk about baseball. We got seats right behind the visitor's bullpen and we did a podcast from right …

#223: Palsy (@DaveyWester1, @IanEdwardsComic, @TheZaraMizrahi)

June 16th, 2015


Davey Wester trekked his way across Manhattan to my apartment to talk to me about his cerebral palsy. Davey is a Comedy Store comic from way back. We've had a couple CP comics there over the years and this is actually …

#222: Mop This Way (@Derek1Gaines)

June 8th, 2015


Derek Gaines met me at my apartment to talk about his former life as a janitor. It's one of the dirtiest jobs most people will ever come in contact with. The thing I learned from this above all else was this: Use bleach.

#221: Mistu Softu (@TurnerBSparks)

June 2nd, 2015


Turner Sparks met me at my new New York apartment during his visit from Shanghai. We talked about the unique challenge he's faced opening up a Mister Softee franchise in China. It's kind of crazy how much different …

#220: Gift of Garble (@BigJayOakerson

May 26th, 2015


Big Jay Oakerson had me over to his apartment to talk about the worst interviews we've been a part of. We both sat through the same horrendous interviewer at SXSW and that's what gave us the idea. Some people are really …

#219: Khob Khun Krap (@PeteeC)

May 18th, 2015


Pete Cornacchione and I sat down outside the airport in Chiang Mai, Thailand to talk about all the things we saw out there. We did so much that we …

#218: Spoiler Alert 2 - Whiplash (@SamMorril)

May 11th, 2015


Sam Morril and I went to go see Whiplash before it was out of theaters. And we barely made it. There were, like, 6 people in the theater. As soon as it was done, we went back to my aparment and recorded this Spoiler …

#217: Rocket Man (@FahimAnwar)

May 3rd, 2015


Fahim Anwar met me at Benji's place while I was in LA and we talked about his career as an aerospace engineer. It's a long way from that to Guy Code. Man. Join us as we sat outside and brough Arab and Jew together. …

#216: Tenement (Nick Mullen)

April 27th, 2015


Nick Mullen met me at my in New York to talk about his illegal living situation. Nick is a funny young comic who literally lives in tenement housing. …

#215: Thicker Than Water (@SteveSimeone)

April 20th, 2015


Steve Simeone had me over to his apartment to talk about family. I was there to get a ride to the airport to leave LA back to New York. It's a great discussion on blood with the guy who's probably closer to his family …

#214: No J No Way (@RickIngraham

April 13th, 2015


Rick Ingraham met me at Benjy's apartment in LA to talk about quitting pot. Rick was a longtime smoker. He was always with us at the Comedy Store …

#213: 2 Years a Slave (@MadFlavor)

April 6th, 2015


Joey Diaz and I sat in his North Hollywood yard and talked about being two years into being a parent. It got way deeper than I expected. Diaz manages …

#212: Unpopular (@ThisDavidTaylor)

March 31st, 2015


David Taylor came over to Benji's place in LA and we talked about him being unpopular. He's an unpopular person. Has been for years. And I've wanted …

#211: NASCArmo (@SamTripoli)

March 23rd, 2015


Sam Tripoli and I got the hookup to the Brickyard 400 in Fontana. It's a NASCAR event. Neither one of us are fans of the sport, but since we have a …

#210: Weirdo (@BrentWeinbach)

March 16th, 2015


Brent Weinbach met me at the place I'm staying in LA to talk about how weird he is. Brent is, to put it mildly, a strange person. He sniffs chairs before sitting down, doesn't have a cell phone, eats baby food, and …

#209 Tennis, Anyone? (@MichaelKosta)

March 10th, 2015


Michael Kosta came over to my Los Angeles boarding house to have a nice talk with me about tennis. Kosta played since he was little and was even a professional for a few years before turning to standup. It was a fun …

#208: Pad Thai (@GeoffKeith)

March 3rd, 2015


Geoff Keith met me at the Comedy Store to talk about all his amazing trips to Southeast Asia. He's been there a few times. To the Phillipines, to Thailand, and somewhere else that I'm forgetting. There's some pretty …

#207: Cup o' Joe (@NickYoussef)

February 24th, 2015


Nick Youssef came to my hotel room in Seattle to talk about coffee. Nick has nothing of value in his life, so he fills his void by shopping for old …

@206: The 2015 Gay Super Bowl; The Oscars (@SchmoesKnow)

February 16th, 2015


Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis met me at the Comedy Store for the 3rd straight year to talk about the Oscars. I love these podcasts. We get to shit on movies for 2 hours, it's great. Kristian and Mark are the team that …

#205: Bound (@GwenMedia)

February 9th, 2015


Mistress Isabella Sinclaire came over to the apartment I'm unwillingly sharing in LA to tell me about BDSM. She's pretty much a professinal torturer, …

#204: Rasslin' (@TheMikeLawrence, @SteveSimeone)

February 2nd, 2015


Mike Lawrence met me at the Creek and the Cave in Long Island City so we could record a podcast about wrestling. Mike has always been one of the …

#203: Prison Rules (@Ali_Speaks)

January 26th, 2015


Ali Siddiq met me at the Comedy Store to talk about prison. I always knew prison life was hard, but damn. I didn't know about all of this. Ali spent …

#202: On Race (@GodfreyComedian)

January 19th, 2015


Godfrey came over to my apartment in New York and we had a long non-judgemental talk about race. It was really interesting to me and I think talks like this can really help us grow as a society. Not listening to Godfrey …

#201: Paid Regular (@AriShaffir)

January 16th, 2015


The story of how I became a paid regular at the Comedy Store. From when I started comedy to when I got passed to when I made the announcement that …

#200: Potluck (@DanishAndOneill, @FahimAnwar, @AriShaffir)

January 12th, 2015


Jeff Danis and Ryan O'Neill came over to my AirBnB in LA while I was in town to film my special, Paid Regular. We talked about the open mic at the …

#199: Noma (@RobertKelly)

January 6th, 2015


Robert Kelly invited me down to the Riotcast studio to act as my producer for a podcast about our amazing experience eating at Noma. Noma was named the best restaurant in the world by Restaurant Magazine 3 of the last 4 …

SA #1: Happy New Year (@Kathleen_McGee)

December 30th, 2014


Kathleen McGee and I got SUPER high and went to see Dumb and Dumber To and then we did a podcast and talked all about it when it was over. Recorded in my hotel room in Vancouver, this was supposed to be the first …

#198: A Very Jewish Christmas (@DanNaturman)

December 22nd, 2014


Dan Naturman stopped by my apartment to talk about what Christmas is like as a Jew. It was a surprisingly upbeat and pro-Christmas talk from two …

#197: Injection Protection (Morgan Black)

December 16th, 2014


Morgan Black met me in my hotel room in Vancouver to talk about his job at Insite. Insite is the safe injection place on Hastings Street in Vancouver. It's a place in heroin alley where junkies can go to get clean …

#196: Far and Away (@NickDipaolo)

December 8th, 2014


Nick DiPaolo met me in the damn soundbooth at The Stand (I've really started doing these just about everywhere, huh?) to talk about life in the …

#195: BackWords (@LizMiele)

December 1st, 2014


Liz Miele came over to my apartment to talk about dyslexia. Well, she came over to talk about running marathons but the damn recorder screwed its mother right at the end of a 2 hour podcast so then we did another one …

#194 Tits_McGee (@Kathleen_McGee)

November 24th, 2014


Kathleen McGee came to my hotel room in Vancouver to update me on all the new adventures she's been on. I had her on to talk about some new sexcapades but then we also got into depression and giving up.

#193: Shiny Happy Jihad (@JoeRogan)

November 17th, 2014


Joe Rogan had me over to Freak Party studios to do an album commentary of his 2007 album, Shiny Happy Jihad. This is the first time I'm doing this where it's not the comic's first album. But I was there when Rogan was …

#192: The Unicorn Whisperer (Christine Marie Evans)

November 11th, 2014


Christine Evans made the block and a half trek to my aparment to talk about sex some. And more importantly, about the threesomes here and Big Jay have been having for the last 6 months. You see, Christine is one of …

#191: Remember This (@SteveSimeone)

November 4th, 2014


Steve Simeone is my guest for the 4th of these album commentary podcasts. The cool thing about this one is that Steve's album doesn't come out till …

#190: Candyman Candyman Candyman (@DeanDelray)

October 27th, 2014


Dean Delray came over to my Los Angeles AirBnB to discuss a great love we both share. Candy. It's our muse. Seriously, we're both highly addicted to candy and we can't stop eating it but this is more a celebration of …

#189: Catastrophic Alcoholic (@TheTeeb)

October 20th, 2014


Jayson Thibault came to my AirBnB to talk about alcholism. Jayson is a drunk. He's addicted to alcohol. He was sober for almost 3 years and then he …

#188: KMOQ: (@DanSoder)

October 13th, 2014


Dan Soder met me at my apartment to talk about growing up in a single parent household. Dan's dad was like me, so he was gone pretty early in Dan's …

#187: American Werehoser in London (@Escariot)

October 7th, 2014


Pete Johannson met me at my flat in London to talk about the city. He moved here from Canada 5 years ago and he loves it. We talked all about London. The food, the healthcare, the girls, the drugs, and the comedy. It's …

#186: Das Juden (@LouisKatz

September 29th, 2014


Louis Katz met me at Union Square to have whole foods salad bar lunch on steps like champions. We talked about being Jewish. I only really have my …

#185: Kiss the Cook (@ThisDavidTaylor)

September 22nd, 2014


David Taylor met me at my LA AirBnb to talk about chefing. Chefing? Sure. David has been cooking for a few years now and he's gotten kind of into it. So we just talked about that. And of course, we meandered a crudload. 

#184: Yellowman (@ShengWangTime, @BigJayOakerson)

September 15th, 2014


Sheng Wang came to my apartment to talk about the Asian American experience. Well, he came over to do a podcast, and then I asked him all about …

#183: Popo (@MarkDemayo)

September 8th, 2014


Mark Demayo came over to my apartment this week. We drank some beers and talked about his 20 years as a policeman in New York. It was a fun, open …

#182: Are You Concert Experienced (@NickYoussef)

September 1st, 2014


Nick Youssef and I were in Chicago to watch Arcade Fire and to do a show at Zanies to pay for it. So we decided to do a podcast all about concerts. Nick's been to a million concerts and I've been to a bunch of the ones …

#181: It's A Match (@Walkinsauce)

August 25th, 2014


Christina Walkinshaw met me in Montreal to talk all about Tinder. She's an expert of sorts and she and I discussed all things Tinder, her tumultuous …

#180: Haole 5-0 (@JonahRay)

August 18th, 2014


Jonah Ray invited me into his converted garage studio to tell me all about Hawaii. Hawaiians have always been the biggest homers of any state in the US. And the daily life in Hawaii has always intrigued me. Jonah grew …

#179: A Fun Guy (@DuncanTrussell)

August 10th, 2014


Duncan Trussell invited me over to his sweet ass apartment to talk about magic mushrooms. I needed someone for a shroomfest episode this year and as soon as I realized I was gonna be in LA, I thought, "Oh! Duncan!" He's …

#178: Mandingo (@DanteNero)

August 4th, 2014


Dante Nero came over to my apartment to tell me about his days as a stripper. Dante use to work all over New York under the name "Mandingo." It's a life filled with debauchery, sweaty women, and cash. Nick Youssef joins …

#177: Hand Raped at Scissorpoint (@AlMadrigal, @KurtMetzger, @BrodyIsMeFriend, @JohnHeffron)

July 28th, 2014


Al Madrigal, Kurt Metzger, Brody Stevens and John Heffron all joined me at the 2014 Montreal Comedy Festival for the Skeptic Tank's first live podcast. We talked about virginity. About losing it, about who took it from …

#176: The Making of an Adult J Degenerate (@LuisJGomez)

July 21st, 2014


Luis J Gomez came over to my aparment to talk to me. I was trying to figure out how a guy like him was made. Where he came from. Luis is kind of a degenerate. He might disagree, but that's how I feel. So I wanted to see …

#175: Sir Fuxalot (@MarkNorm)

July 14th, 2014


Mark Normand met me at Tompkins Square park one day. We sat in the grass, took in some sun, and talked about all the women he's been sleeping with. Mark has been going buck wild since his breakup. He's pretty much …

#174: Drug Kurtel (@KurtMetzger, @KerenMargolis, Winston, @AriShaffir

July 7th, 2014


Kurt Metzger had me over to his apartment in Harlem to talk about drugs. Kurt has always been that one friend that everybody has who can always find anything you're looking to do. From weed, to pills, to coke, Kurt has …

#173: Beijingaling (@DesBishop, @ComicDaveSmith)

June 30th, 2014


Des Bishop met me in a park in Beijing to tell me all about China. Des is a comic from Ireland by way of New York and he moved to Beijing a couple of years ago to learn Mandarin to try to do standup for Chinese people. …

#172: Begrudgingly Domesticated (@Jason23Nash)

June 23rd, 2014


Jason Nash met me at his friends deluxe apartment in the skyiyiy to talk about marriage. Nash has always been, shall we say, rageful about his …

#171: Lights Off (@BillyWayneDavis)

June 16th, 2014


Billy Wayne Davis had me over to his dinge hole of a motel 2 years ago to talk to me about his imploded marriage. It was a wreck and he's finally out …

#170: HIV for Victory (@JeffScott101

June 9th, 2014


Jeff Scott had me over to his West Hollywood apartment to tell me the story of his HIV. How he got it, how he's managed to live with it for 30 years, …

#169: Blacklanta (@ComedienneMsPat, @BigJayOakerson)

June 2nd, 2014


Ms. Pat joined me in a park in Brooklyn (maybe Park Slope? No, that seems wrong) to tell me about what it was like growing up in the hood in Atlanta. Spoiler alert: It was way different than how I grew up in the suburbs …

#168: Bert Bert Bert (@BertKreischer)

May 27th, 2014


Bert Kreischer had me over to his house to talk about his first CD, Bert Bert Bert. This is the third one of these album analysis episodes I've done and it might end up as the most interesting. Bert recorded this years …

#167: Swing and a Miss (@Attell, @BigJayOakerson, @KurtMetzger)

May 19th, 2014


Dave Attell joined Kurt Metzger, Big Jay Oakerson, and me at a table in front of the Stand comedy club in New York to talk. Talk about what? Not any single topic like this podcast is supposed to be. It was all …

#166: Open and Shut (@AndyHaynes, @SteveRannazzisi, @SteveSimeone)

May 13th, 2014


Andy Haynes met me at the Comedy Store to talk to me. He gave me a perspective on open relationships that I've been missing. That of a failed open relationship. Fun conversation and it was interesting to hear this side …

#165: Queen of the Blow Job (@KatieManzella)

May 5th, 2014


Katie Manzella came over for the last podcast ever from my LA apartment. I invited her over to talk about her love affiar with blow jobs. Katie is beyond a pro at it. She's the queen. She loves giving them and she gives …

#164: Hip Hop Slop Shop (@PeteDavidson, @BrickStoneNews)

April 29th, 2014


Pete Davidson came over to my apartment in LA to talk to me about rap and hip hop. He brought his friend Dave Sirus. And lucky he did, too, because Pete was super distracted checking tweets from his first network TV set …

#163: Little (@FunnyBrad, @TonyHinchcliffe, @SarahTiana)

April 21st, 2014


Brad Williams joined me on the patio of the Comedy Store one April afternoon to talk about what it's like to be a midget. He was open and honest and it was a fun, informative look at a different life experience. 

#162: 1 Year in New York (@DougBenson)

April 14th, 2014


Doug Benson met me at the Comedy Store and we sat on the patio, smoked reefer, and talked about each of our years in New York. It was a fun podcast that didn't even get interrupted by the AA meeting letting out through …

#161: AIDSycle (@NickYoussef)

April 8th, 2014


Nick Youssef takes a break from his busy day of mentoring jihadists to joing me on the roof of the Comedy Store for a podcast. This is the first one I've done from up there. We talked about his time on the AIDS …

#160: Around the World (@SarahTiana, @SteveSimeone

March 31st, 2014


Sarah Tiana has me over to her new house to talk about all the places she's been. And she's been to soooo many places. Comedy has brought her all over the middle east and half of Europe. And her adventurous spirit has …

#159: Thrilled (@TomSegura)

March 24th, 2014


Tom Segura had me over to his palatial beach house to do an in depth analysis of his first album, Thrilled. It was a hilarious album and I'm glad he was able to give an inside look at how the bits came to be, his …

#158: Thin Skinned Comedy Fucker (@JoeDerosaComedy)

March 17th, 2014


Joe Derosa had me over to his house so we could talk about what it's like boning girls from the comedy scene. But we got way sidetracked by a …

#157: Divorce, of Course (@JacobSirof & @SherrySirof)

March 10th, 2014


Jacob Sirof and Sherry Sirof (nee East) each had me over to their places of residence to talk about the divorce that they're going through right now. …

#156: Daddy Dearest (@BrandtTobler)

March 3rd, 2014


Brandt Tobler and I walked to Runyon Canyon on a hot February afternoon. We talked about what a shitbox father he had. It's a story that has its roots in mall scams that Brandt had worked all through growing up. And it …

#155: The 2014 Gay Super Bowl; The Oscars (@SchmoesKnow)

February 24th, 2014


The Schmoes, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, met me at the Comedy Store for a second straight year to have fun and talk about the Oscars. It's the funnest way you'll find to get ready for your Oscar party (home alone …

#154: Specials (Jonas Larsen)

February 18th, 2014


Jonas Larsen (the Senior Vice President of Talent and Specials for Comedy Central) met me for the final podcast from Skeptic Tank East headquarters 1. We talked about comedy specials. How they look and why, how they're …

#153: Love (@DuncanTrussell)

February 11th, 2014


Duncan Trussell had me over to his new apartment to do a podcast. We ate a cookie, had some wine, and talked about love. Total coincidence that this is coming out for Valentine's Day, by the way. It was a really good …

#152: The Streetz, USA (Doc Willis)

February 3rd, 2014


Doc Willis met me at the Comedy Store to talk about his days slinging rock on the streets of Detroit. That's right, when Doc was 14 (What? 14? Yes, …

#151: Ass Burger (@AutisticThunder)

January 27th, 2014


Josh Meyrowitz came over to my LA apartment to talk to Mat Edgar and me about asperger's syndrome. I've been hearing about it ever since I was little but I've never met anyone with it until Josh. He's a little different …

#150: Door Guy 3 (@DanishAndOneill)

January 21st, 2014


Jeff Danis and Ryan Oneill met me at the Comedy Store on a beautiful January day. We talked about working as an employee at the Store. It's a job a …

#149: Doctor Doctor (Dr. Steve Graham, @JeremyHornElite

January 13th, 2014


Dr. Steve Grraham and Jeremy Horn met me in my hotel room at the MGM to talk about what being a doctor really entails. Dr Steve, as everybody calls him, was awesome. He was completely open about the realities of his …

#2014: Revenge for the Holocaust

January 6th, 2014


Ari Shaffir's album. I decided to do a slightly in depth analysis of my CD, Revenge for the Holocaust. This is the kind of thing I want to see more …

#148: Flip, Flop, Fuck (@MyqKaplan)

December 30th, 2013


Myq Kaplan came over to my apartment (possibly the last one recorded at my New York apartment in the east Village) to have a talk about monogamy vs …

#147: Closet Case (@KevinMeaney)

December 23rd, 2013


Kevin Meaney invited me over to his apartment to talk about what it was like coming out of the closet at 50 years old. He was married with a kid when …

#146: Collabrorectors (@BarnesBros, a film crew, Kim Barnes)

December 16th, 2013


Brad and Todd Barnes came to my apartment to do a podcast about working as a team to make movies. They brought with them the film crew that eventually led to my landlord evicting me. Despite that, it was a fun podcast. …

#145: Son of the Mob (@BarryRothbart)

December 9th, 2013


Barry Rothbart came over to my apartment to tell me about growing up with a father who hung out and worked with organized crime. It must have been strange growing up knowing your father was a gambler who won and lost …

#144: The Dont Worry about Lawsuits makeup episode (@PaulMorrissey MyNextDoorNeighbor @AriShaffir)

December 4th, 2013


Paul Morrissey came by my New York apartment yesterday on his way to do the Artie Lange show and it was lucky he did. I had to take down this week's …

#142: Gender Bender (@LaurenHennessy)

November 25th, 2013


Lauren Hennessy came over to my NY apartment to tell me about what it's like to be a he/she. Lauren is a boy trapped in a girl's body. He's been that way since he was born. And you think you had it tough. Don't worry, …

#141: Happiness (@SteveSimeone)

November 18th, 2013


Steve Simeone invited me over to his place while I was in LA and we talked about happiness. It started off being a conversation about being broke, but it quickly shifted as it became evident that Steve's poverty level …

#140: Street Aht (@CallumPreston)

November 11th, 2013


Callum Preston was spray painting a mural in an alley in Melbourne, Australia when I asked him if he'd be on my podcast. Callum is part of the Everfresh Crew and his mural was awesome. He met me in a park the next day …

#139: Farmboy (@Wil_Anderson)

November 5th, 2013


Wil Anderson and I day drank on a weekday at a beach bar on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia. I got sunburned in the ozoneless air as we talked about Wil's upbringing on a farm. We meandered around a crap-ton, too. …

#138: Black Friday (@JCAlvarado1, @MatEdgar)

October 28th, 2013


Juan Carlos Alvarado met me at a secluded beach in Los Cabos, Mexico and we did a podcast about poker. We talked some about how he became a professional poker player, how he deals with losing streaks, and what his …

#137: Care What You Wear (@KevinGChristy, @NickYoussef)

October 21st, 2013


Kevin Christy had Nick Youssef and me over to his house to talk about what I need to change with my wardrobe. Kevin and Nick have always been my fashion advisors and we used it as an excuse to do a fun little podcast. …

#136: You Can't Live With 'Em, You Can't Live Without 'Em (@NealBrennan, @NickYoussef)

October 14th, 2013


Neal Brennan invited me to his tropical rainforest hotel room in New York and we had a nice talk about chicks. It's one of the driving influences in my life and it was nice to hear someone with some thought out views on …

Cabo Bonus Episode (@MrJimFlorentine, @BretErnst, Mexican Dirt Weed, @AriShaffir)

October 11th, 2013


Jim Florentine and Bret Ernst joined me in Bret's hotel room in Cabo to record a bonus podcast. We were drunk, so I have no idea what we talked about. Maybe girls? The middle east? Your guess is as good as mine. I …

#135: Loudmouth (@BretErnst)

October 7th, 2013


Bret Ernst invited me up to his hotel room in Cabo San Lucas to drink beers, smoke cigars, and do a podcast. I love these on location episodes. We talked about Bret's habit of overzealously arguing his points. Bret has …

#134: Maniac (@JFodComedy)

September 30th, 2013


John F O'Donnell met me in Bushwick to talk about his manic depressive disorder. He's gone off the deep end a few times in his life and we got into it all. How it started, what happens, how it's affected him. It was a …

#133: Fuck the Government (with @ComicDaveSmith)

September 23rd, 2013


Dave Smith came over to my apartment so we could talk about this growing disillusionment I'm experiencing with our federal government. Dave is a …

#132: N'awlins (@MrSeanPatton)

September 16th, 2013


Sean Patton came over to my apartment in New York to talk about his hometown of New Orleans. Sean was born there, he was there for Katrina, and through both of those events, he was severely drunk. It was a fun …

#131: 1-900-You-Suck (@1GlitterGoddess, @BigJayOakerson @AriShaffir)

September 9th, 2013


Glitter Goddess spoke to Jay Oakerson and I about her new jobs as a sex therapist, and as a phone dominatrix. It was really fun. She has a bunch of guys getting her off by taking orders from her. And they pay her for …

#130: Whatever Doesn't Kill You (@WhitneyCummings, @BillyWayneDavis)

September 2nd, 2013


Whitney Cummings had me over to the place she was staying in while in New York and we talked about her hardships at The Comedy Store, with her …

#129: A Brownie A Day Keeps The Doctor... Wait, What Are We Talking About Again?

August 27th, 2013


Auntie Dolores (that's not really her name) met me at the Comedy Store patio to talk about edibles. She makes some of the best brownies, pretzels, …

#128: Boozer (@BertKreischer, @JoeRogan, @AriShaffir, @RickyLundell)

August 19th, 2013


Bert Kreischer met me on the patio of the Comedy Store to talk about his history with alcohol. We covered how he got started, when it became a major …

#127: The Rosa Parks of White Atheist High School Sophomores and boyfriends that look like Lucas Hirl (@JessicaAhlquist)

August 12th, 2013


Jessica Ahlquist drove all the way from Rhode Island to my New York apartment to tell me about her lawsuit to have a prayer banner removed from the …

#126: Bag Man (@CortMcCown)

August 5th, 2013


Cort McCown came over to my LA apartment before I left for New York and we talked about his sweet ass job as a professional caddy on the PGA tour. …

#125: @DadBoner (Mike Burns, Karl Welzein)

July 29th, 2013


Mike Burns came by my apartment during his trip to New York to talk to me about his new book, Power Moves. Burns hasn't been on Skeptic Tank since …

#124: Rape & Eggs (@Kathleen_McGee)

July 22nd, 2013


Kathleen McGee invited me over to the apartment she was staying in while we were in Winnipeg together and we talked about her rape. It's about as lighthearted a conversation as possible considering the subject matter. …

#123: You Know What Dad (@RobertKelly)

July 15th, 2013


Robert Kelly invited me over to his beautiful Manhattan apartment so we could talk about becoming a father. He had his first son 45 days ago and we …

#122: Exspecially Cutting: (@JustyDodge)

July 8th, 2013


Justy Dodge came over to my New York apartment on the hottest day of the summer. We talked about her various mental disorders but centered on cutting. Justy is a New York based standup who spent her teens in and out of …

#121: Big Babies (@BigJayOakerson)

July 1st, 2013


Big Jay Oakerson and I recorded a podcast upstairs from The Stand comedy club about how little we resemble grown men. Neither one of us know how to pay a bill on time. We had to break halfway through and picked the rest …

#120: Shroomfest 2013 (@MatEdgar, @PeteeC, @TonyHinchcliffe)

June 25th, 2013


Tony Hinchcliffe, Mat Edgar, Pete Cornacchione, and I spent Shroomfest together this year. We drove out to Joshua Tree, ate some shrooms, and wandered out into the wilderness. And then we had, what I believe, is …

#119: Mud Master (Don Barris, Mary Jane Green, Wiki)

June 18th, 2013


Don Barris had me over to his secret location Big 3 Studios and we did a podcast about his old days working at the Tropicana. Don hosted oil and mud …

#118: Womb of Doom (Vanessa Ragland)

June 10th, 2013


Vanessa Ragland came over to my rodent den of an apartment in LA and talked to me about her miscarriage. She was honest and open about the whole …

#117: Ain't No Sister Wife (@StevieRyan)

June 3rd, 2013


Stevie Ryan invited me over to her apartment to smoke pot and watch reality shows one day about a year ago. We ended up recording a podcast about introverts and then we recorded another one about our short lived …

#116: 'Cid Down and Shut Up (Brendon Burns)

May 28th, 2013


Brendan Burns came to my LA garbage heap apartment to talk about his rock bottom. Brendan's rock bottom lasted for 3 years and while he was there he did A LOT of drugs. Especially psychedelic drugs. And they were not …

#115: Heroin - Down In A Hole (Donovan Pee)

May 20th, 2013


Donovan Pee met me in my hotel room in Vancouver to talk about Heroin. Donovan was a heavy heroin user and lived on the streets of one of the most …

#114: Rounders (John Caparulo, Jamie Caparulo, Ari Shaffir)

May 14th, 2013


John Caparulo had me over to his palatial estate to do a podcast and we spent most of it talking about poker. Cap was the reason I started playing …

#113: Lefty Liberty (@Jimmy_Dore, @MatEdgar, @AriShafir, George Carlin)

May 6th, 2013


Jimmy Dore came by my slop haven of an apartment to tell me the truth about politics. I've never been very political, but lately I've started to …

#112: Ramblin Man (@_TomRhodes)

April 29th, 2013


Tom Rhodes and I met up at the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival and we talked about his vagabond lifestyle. Tom has no home. Every week he travels to a different location for standup comedy. He has no place to go …

#111: The Closet (@ChipPope)

April 22nd, 2013


Chip Pope met me at the Comedy Store to talk about the time he spent in the closet. I know a lot of gay people, but very few who are gay but not open about it. As always with Chip, the talk moved to music as well. But …

#110: Klepto (@MatEdgar, Josh Martin, Ari Shaffir)

April 15th, 2013


Mat Edgar and I talked about our shoplifting days on a trip back from San Diego. We both had pasts as thieves and this was a nice way to fill half our drive home. I forgot about how much I used to steal when I was …

#22: Holocaust (Nat Shaffir)

April 8th, 2013


My father, Nat Shaffir, talked to me about his experience in the Holocaust as a young boy. My father rarely, if ever, shared any of this with us …

#109: Lady Heroin: What Are You Asking Me For? (Jesse, Joey @MadFlavor Diaz)

April 1st, 2013


Joey Diaz helps me introduce the first of my two interview about heroin use that I did from my hotel room in Vancouver. This one gives an overview of …

#108: Sex Monkey (@ChrisRyanPhD)

March 25th, 2013


Chris Ryan met me at the Comedy Store to talk about monogamy, cheating, sexual desire, ownership over women and almost everything else associated with the nature of sex. It was the first doctor I've had on but it wasn't …

#107: Frenchie le Poo-Poo (Mike Ward @MikeWardCA)

March 19th, 2013


Mike Ward came to my hotel room while I was in Montreal to talk to me about his amazing journey of learning to do his standup in a 2nd language. He's got about as much to say as I can imagine anyone saying about French …

#106: Find Your Dry Hump (@KevinGChristy)

March 11th, 2013


Kevin Christy and I sat in his backyard and talked about relationships. Everybody has one friend who jumps from long term relationship to long term relationship and Kevin is that guy for me. As long as I've known him …

#105: Going Blind (@TomSegura)

March 4th, 2013


Tom Segura invited me to go to his new Barbie Malibu Beach House so we could talk about masturbating. Just two best bro dudes intimately talking …

#104: The Art of War (Greg Jackson, Ari Shaffir, @KevinGChristy)

February 25th, 2013


Greg Jackson of Greg Jackson's MMA met me in a hotel room in Vegas a few hours before UFC 156. Greg has always asked me about standup comedy and how …

#103: Oscar the Grouch (Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis, Faizon Love, Pauly Shore, Ari Shaffir)

February 18th, 2013


Mark Ellis and Christian Harloff met me in the Belly Room of the Comedy Store to talk about the movies. We used the Oscars as an excuse to talk but really it was about movies in general. Those guys have made a life for …

#102: The Ones Who Hurt Me (Doug Benson, Marc & Brian from Chill, Bike Tour, Homeless Man, Ari Shaffir)

February 14th, 2013


Doug Benson met me at the Comedy Store on a beautiful 75 degree February day. We talked about those few girls that hurt you more than all the others. …

#101: Prank Tank (Jim Florentine)

February 12th, 2013


Jim Florentine met me at the Comedy Store to talk about pranks. As long as I've known about Jim, I've known him as the guy who is always willing to go for the goof. He went to a damn abortion protest, for God's sake. He …

#100: Deliverance (Ryan O'Neill, Jeff Danis, George Saint Pierre, Nate Diaz, Ari Shaffir)

February 7th, 2013


Jeff Danis and Ryan O'Neill came by my apartment to talk about their jobs as grocery delivery drivers. Oh my god, there were so many hilarious stories. They're both comedians from the Comedy Store and their job is so …

#99: Scrappy Doo (Greg Fitzsimmons)

February 4th, 2013


Greg Fitzsimmons had me over to his garage to tell me how much he loves to fight. Not organized fights. Just fights. Just regular, two dudes don't …

#98: Road Rage (Don Barris, Mary Jane Green, Ari Shaffir)

January 28th, 2013


Don Barris invited me over to the studio in his apartment and finally opened up to me about his road rage. I've been waiting for this podcast for over a year but Don never felt comfortable enough talking about it. But …

#97: Vegetable Face (Mac Danzig)

January 21st, 2013


Mac Danzig met me at the Comedy Store to talk about veganism. He's a UFC fighter and 100% Vegan. It's an odd choice for a fighter. Come listen in on the conversation. He's a really chill guy. Not like the normal vegans …

#96: Hemorrhoad Trip (Brent Weinbach)

January 14th, 2013


Brent Weinbach and I took a road trip home from San Francisco to Los Angeles on New Years day. We stopped at all the places we've always wanted to stop and tasted some delicious new foods. It was the best time I've ever …

#95: Childless (Dom Irrera)

January 7th, 2013


Dom Irrera met me at the Laugh Factory to talk about not having children. Dom is one of the only guys I know who has gone through most of his life while avoiding parenthood and we talked all about what that's like. It …

#94: Sex: Take It Or Leave It (Dov Davidoff)

December 31st, 2012


Dov Davidoff came over to my pig sty to talk to me about his overactive libido. He's pretty adamant that it's not an addiction. So I'd say it's more …

#93b: Noobier (Steve Lemme, Kevin Hefffernan

December 26th, 2012


Broken Lizard's Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme and nothing's Ari Shaffir continue our discussion on starting standup. We talked about what it's like learning the game, how our parents took to all of it, and they help …

#93a: Noobs (Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Ari Shaffir)

December 24th, 2012


Steve Lemme had Kevin Heffernan and I over to his house so we could all talk about what it's like starting standup comedy. I've been wanting to talk …

#92: Caddyshack (Greg Fitzsimmons, Steve Simeone, Greg's hyper dog)

December 17th, 2012


Greg Fitzsimmons had me over to his garage to tell me about his days as a caddy. I had no idea any other comedian had ever worked on a golf course. …

#91: Good Fatitude

December 10th, 2012


Jamie Caparulo brought me some crazy Japanese ice cream cookies and we talked about how she's going to let herself get fat. She's married now and …

#90: Banks Suck (Tom Brady)

December 3rd, 2012


Tom Brady had me over to his house to help teach me about our economy. The more I learn about this stuff, the more I realize how little I know. Tom is an economist of sorts and he helps break a lot of it down in idiot …

#89: Shocking (Claire Brosseau)

November 26th, 2012


Claire Brosseau had me over to her apartment to talk about her experience with electro-shock therapy. She was suffering from depression and her parents checked her in to a clinic that recommended shock therapy. Of …

#88: Er Ah, Sports (Bill Burr)

November 19th, 2012


Bill Burr and I sat out on the patio of the Comedy Store one day and talked about Boston Sports. Bill grew up a homer in the homerist city in America. Sports, comedy, and conspiracy theories are all I want to talk to …

#87: Mended Heart - a Love Scam follow up (Sarah Tiana)

November 12th, 2012


Sarah Tiana invited me over to her apartment to give me the follow up to our last conversation. Don't listen to this one without listening to episode …

#86: God (Steve Simeone, Steve Rannazzisi, Jesus)

November 5th, 2012


Steve Rannazzisi and Steve Simeone came over to my abortion of an apartment to talk a little about faith. Each of us is in a pretty different place in terms of belieif. Simeone goes to church every Sunday, Rannazzisi is …

#85: Totally Pauly (Pauly Shore)

October 30th, 2012


Pauly Shore had me up to his office at the Comedy Store to talk about his unique childhood. Pauly is the son of the woman who owns and runs the …

#84: Monsters of Comedy (Sam Tripoli, Jason Rouse, Chris Neff, Ari Shaffir

October 22nd, 2012


Sam Tripoli, Jason Rouse, and Chris Neff joined me, Ari Shaffir, in the old phone room at the Comedy Store to talk about the comedy tour we all went …

#83b: Magic Mike (Mike Young)

October 16th, 2012


I met up with Mike Young again to finish off our marathon of a conversation about his skills with women. I won't call it game, because it's not thought out or devious like that. It's just skills. He's just better than …

#83a: Magic Mike (Mike Young)

October 15th, 2012


Mike Young invited me over to his luxury apartment to talk about his super power. Mike has the unique ability to pull tail. He's always had it. You …

The League Season 4 Premier Audio Book Party (Steve Rannazzisi)

October 11th, 2012


Steve Rannazzisi and I were on our way down to San Diego to perform at the La Jolla Comedy Store for the weekend and we thought we'd record a short …

#82: Where Brooklyn At (Dwayne Perkins, Ari Shaffir, Old Neighbor Lady)

October 8th, 2012


Dwayne Perkins had me over to his apartment to talk about Brooklyn. He broke down all the different parts of the area, where the crime is, where the cockroaches are, and where the Jews avoid. Nothing serious here, just …

#81: Sam Kinison (Don Barris, Mary Jane, Airy Shiyfer)

October 3rd, 2012


Don Barris invited me over to his studio where I tried and failed to get him to talk about his road rage. Instead we stumbled upon an amazing topic that I'm glad to have explored. Sam Kinison. He wasn't just a comedian. …

#80: Chester the Molester (Dale Dudley)

October 1st, 2012


Dale Dudley came over to my hotel room in Austin, TX to shoot the shit and talk about his childhood molestation. It's way more fun than the subject …

#79b: We Are Anonymous (@Anonyphant & @Star_Fawkes)

September 25th, 2012


@Anonyphant and @Star_Fawkes came back to the Comedy Store to finish off our conversation about Anonymous. It was a really interesting and enlightening conversations and one of my favorite podcasts I've done. They're …

#79a: We Are Anonymous (Luke Harder, Star_Fawkes)

September 24th, 2012


Luke Harder and Star_Fawkes met me at the Comedy Store to talk about Anonymous. It was a really enlightening conversation. I think we all got the wrong idea about these guys. This is one to spread around.

#78: The Tom Segura CD Release Party (Brendon Walsh, Tom Segura, Duncan Trussell, Ari Shaffir)

September 22nd, 2012


Tom Segura and I went over to Brendon Walsh's palatial hotel room in Toronto and celebrated Tom's CD release by barely talking about it. We're pretty …

#77: Very Very Very Fine House (Kevin Christy, Steve Rannazzisi, Ari Shaffir)

September 17th, 2012


Kevin Christy invited me over to his now finished house to talk about the horror of sinking a bunch of money into a crap shack. This is a tale of caution to anyone out there thinking of buying a house. Of course our …

Comedy Talk (Kevin Shea)

September 13th, 2012


Kevin Shea came over to my apartment and we talked about standup for a while. I kept waiting to start getting into a full topic but then we ran out …

#76: Ego (Bert Kreischer)

September 10th, 2012


Bert Kreischer invited me over to his Man Cave and we talked about our egos. For real. We talked about how we're hoping to keep it in check and what we're afraid of becoming. And we talk about when it's already gotten …

#75: No-No Words (Kurt Metzger, Keren Margolis, Ari Shaffir)

September 3rd, 2012


Kurt Metzger invited into his Spanish Harlem tenement where we talked about censorship of comedians. I don't know anyone who gets more upset every …

#74b: P-O-R-N Porn Porn Porn (Yoshi Obayashi)

August 29th, 2012


Yoshi Obayashi came back to my apartment after putting change in his meter and we continued our conversation about his job editing porn. It was more based on the things he saw while he was an editor, which includes …

#74a: P-O-R-N Porn! porn! porn! (Yoshi Obayashi)

August 27th, 2012


Yoshi Obayashi came over to my apartment on 2 hours of sleep to tell me about his time editing pornography for Evil Angel. I'm warning you right now, this gets dark. The 2nd part is even darker. Yoshi saw some stuff …

#73: Love Scam (Sarah Tiana)

August 20th, 2012


Sarah Tiana met me at the Comedy Store to talk about her crazy experience with love in the Middle East. It's sort of a sad story. We're comics, so it was still funny, but it was still really sad at the same time. So it …

More Talk with a Black Guy (Al Jackson)

August 16th, 2012


Al Jackson came over to my apartment to talk about black people. But we got on a huge tangent that lasted an hour before we got on topic so I decided to let you guys hear it instead of throwing it out. Al is hilarious …

#72: Shut-in-edness (Stevie Ryan, Ari Shaffir)

August 13th, 2012


Stevie Ryan had me over to her home during heat wave of oh-twelve. We huddled under the air conditioner like dogs and talked about introversion. Since I've known her, Stevie has always seemed happiest just sitting on …

#71: Menage Blah (Kurt Metzger, Karen Margolis)

August 6th, 2012


Kurt Metzger and I went to see Batman with his girlfriend, Karen Margolis, and her sister wife, Sade. Kurt and Karen are boyfriend/girlfriend. Karen …

#70: Funny Girl (Bonnie McFarlane)

July 30th, 2012


Bonnie McFarlane met me in Montreal to talk about this theory going around that women aren't funny. She just finished shooting a movie on the subject and she's a funny woman herself, so she had a lot of really good …

#69: Monoganick (Nick Thune)

July 23rd, 2012


Nick Thune came over to the slop haven I currently call my apartment to talk to me about monogamy. I don't know anyone who would have an easier time …

#68b: Blacks (Al Jackson)

July 17th, 2012


Al Jackson continues his talk with me on all things African American. Man, that term seems racist to me. He's black. We're talking about black people. Enjoy.

#68: Colored People (Al Jackson)

July 16th, 2012


Al Jackson stopped by Casa de Shaffir while he was in LA for a nice long talk about black people. Of course, I forgot to ask some key questions, but there was still plenty of time to have 3 hours of conversation about …

#67: Cuts Like a Knife

July 9th, 2012

My friend came to my apartment and let me ask her questions about cutting herself. It turns out, the problems went way deeper than the cuts did. She …

#66: Shitbag (Johnny Pemberton)

July 2nd, 2012


Johnny Pemberton met me at the Comedy Store and we talked about his horribly sick colon. Most of us take going to the bathroom fof granted. Not …

#65b: Refinancing the Loan Zone (Andrew Themeles)

June 26th, 2012


Andrew Themeles and I get way deeper into this conversation about what he saw leading up to the loan scandal in this country. We got interrupted by almost everyone on Sunset but still managed to make it through. Get the …

#65a: Loan Zone (Andrew Themeles, Ari Shaffir, DJ, TMZ, Josh Martin)

June 25th, 2012


Andrew Themeles met me at the Comedy Store to talk about his role in the economic collapse. It was a beautiful LA day, so we sat in the front patio …

#64: Diabeetus (Rick Ingraham)

June 18th, 2012


Rick Ingraham and I went into the old Comedy Store phone room to talk about his medical problems. Ingraham's stomach has been a cauldren of hatred …

#63: Drug Buddy (Brendon Walsh, Truffle, Ari Shaffir)

June 11th, 2012


Brendon Walsh had me over to his place in the cool part of town and we talked about drugs for a while. Good, old fashioned, drugs. The kind our …

#62: LA Story (Cort McCown, Steve Rannazzisi, Ari Shaffir)

June 7th, 2012


Cort McCown invited Steve Rannazzisi and me to his apartment to talk about his old days as a Hollywood heartthrob. He had some crazy times when he …

Podcast on a Plane (Joe Rogan, Ari Shaffir)

June 4th, 2012


Joe Rogan and I got rowdy on the plane from Los Angeles to Edmonton. This podcast is a coproduction of the Joe Rogan Experience and the Skeptic Tank. We talked about marijuana edibles, coming out of the closet (neither …

#61b: But Wait, There's More (Patrick Coppolino, Manolis Zontanos, Ari Shaffir)

June 1st, 2012


Patrick Coppolino comes back to my hotel room after our secret show in a Toronto pot room and we talk about some of the things he managed to forget …

#61* Babies Having Babies (Patrick Coppolino)

May 28th, 2012


Patrick Coppolino came to my hotel room in Toronto to talk about being a 21 year old out of work father. I tried my best to make him and that girl …

#60: Livin' the Dream (Manolis Zontanos)

May 21st, 2012


Manolis Zontanos came to my hotel room while I was in Toronto and told a little tale of being a 41 year old who still lives with his parents. It's …

#59b: Fat (Ralphie May)

May 16th, 2012


Ralphie May finishes up our fatastic conversation about what it's like being so big. Interesting conversation. It's always a good time with Ralphie. Also, there are instructions on how to podcast at the end of this …

#59a: Fat (Ralphie May)

May 14th, 2012


Ralphie May bought me breakfast and took me up to his house to talk to me about what it's like to be a fat guy. Interesting conversation. I split it up into 2 parts because it went so long. There's still a good hour …

#58: Stuntman (Tait Fletcher)

May 7th, 2012


Tait Fletcher stopped by my hovel to talk to me about stunt work. Tait works as a full stuntman for TV and movies. We meandered into talk about Bruce …

#57: Parenthoodwinked (with Joey Diaz)

April 30th, 2012


Joey Diaz invited me over to his house to talk about the daughter he barely ever mentions. As always with Joey Diaz, some of these stories are …

#56b: Gayest Podcast Ever (the gayer part)

April 24th, 2012


Justin Martindale, Shawn Halpin and I talked in my hotel room about Justin's qualifications to run for mayor of gay. This episode is unbelievably …

56a: Gayest Podcast Ever (Justin Martindale, Shawn Halpin)

April 23rd, 2012


Justin Martindale talked to us about his gay adventure in Dallas. I was there with him and Shawn Halpin to play the Addison Improv and Justin stopped by my hotel room and talked to Shawn and I about the gayest day I …

#55: Radio Days (Frazer Smith, David Taylor, Ari Shaffir)

April 16th, 2012


Frazer Smith shares his story of how he went from being a radio god to how he lost it all. It's a really interesting tale. And I had my friend David Taylor cohost with me because he knew a lot of Frazier's stories …

#54: Casual Sex (Sarah Tiana)

April 9th, 2012


Sarah Tiana and I were talking at The Comedy Store one evening. During our conversation, I came to realize that in my head, I had mistakenly classified her as a sexual "good girl." I guess I've always known her as …

#53: Give Peace a Chance (Danny Lobell

April 2nd, 2012


Danny Lobell met me at The Comedy Store to talk about his time in Israel. We both spent periods of our lives there. We eventually got into a discussion about the Arab-Israeli conflict. Danny's a bit of a peacenik so it …

#52: Crazy Train (Christina Pazsitzky)

March 26th, 2012


Christina Pazsitzky had me over at her house for wine and Skittles the other night and we talked about a shit ton of stuff and then some. We centered on the topic of depression but we meandered so much that this went …

#51: Road Trip (Mat Edgar, Tony Hinchcliffe, Ari Shaffir)

March 19th, 2012


Mat Edgar, Tony Hinchcliffe and I went on a comedy road trip from LA to San Diego to play Justin Hollister's new downtown room, The American Comedy …

#50: Buddhism (Duncan Trussell)

March 12th, 2012


Duncan Trussell and I shared a ride out to Brea, CA to do shows at the Brea Improv. Duncan has always been into Buddhism and I figured what better time to talk about modern Buddhism than on a ride to the Inland Empire. …

#49: Adult Breakup (Jayson Thibault, Steve Rannazzisi, Ari Shaffir)

March 5th, 2012


Jayson Thibault, Steve Rannazzisi and I sat in one of the back rooms of the Comedy Store and talked about Jayson's recent breakup. It's not sappy at …

#48: Musical Looper (Dean Delray)

February 28th, 2012


Dean Delray stopped by my apartment to talk about his days as a professional rock musician. He made his living from music for almost two decades and he had a shit ton to share about it. Eventually, we just diverged into …

#47: Hollywood Bowl (Joey Diaz)

February 20th, 2012


Joey Diaz invited me over to talk about his time in Hollywood as a working actor. We sat on his porch and soaked in the sun as we discussed how he …

#46: Artsy Fartsy (Ashley Snow Macomber)

February 13th, 2012


Ashley Macomber invited me into her home to talk about her new art project she’s created with Will Oldham (aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy). Ashley is an amazing artist and she’s got a really clear way of thinking about the …

#44: Autistic Brother (with Mike Recine)

January 30th, 2012


Mike Recine was visiting LA last week and he came over to talk while he was in town. We shared some beers and talked about having a brother with severe autism. 

#43: Software Millionare (David Taylor)

January 23rd, 2012


David Taylor stopped by Skeptic Tank Studios (my apartment) to talk about his days as a working professional in the software industry during the tech boom. He gave it all up to become a struggling comedian and talented …

#42: I Love the 80s (Jon Reep, John Heffron, Brutus, Ruby, Genta Reep, Ari Shaffir)

January 18th, 2012


Jon Reep and John Heffron continued talking with me after we took a quick pot break. The addition of marijuana into the mix made us completely abandon the Last Comic Standing topic and meander into movies from our …

#41: Last Comic Standing (Jon Reep, John Heffron, Ari Shaffir)

January 16th, 2012


Jon Reep, John Heffron, and I got together to do each other's podcasts. They're on my Skeptic Tank and I'm on their Last Podcasting. For the purposes of the Skeptic Tank, we talked about Last Comic Standing. They're two …

#40: Prostitutti Frutti (Miss X)

January 9th, 2012


An upscale prostitute came to the Skeptic Tank to share with us about her job. It was one of the most interesting conversations I've had in a very long time. She was open and honest and very friendly. I hope you guys …

#39: The Ding Dong Show (Don Barris)

January 2nd, 2012


Don Barris and I discuss the craziest show you will ever see, The Ding Dong Show. If you ever get a chance to see this show live, do yourself a favor …

#38: Handsome & Handsomer (Jeff Dye, Geoff Keith)

December 26th, 2011


Jeff Dye and Geoff Keith stopped by Skeptic Tank Studios to talk about their experiences as super attractive men. The hard part of this episode was convincing these two guys that they were way more attractive than …

#37: The Nuthouse (Steven Brody Stevens)

December 19th, 2011


Steven Brody Stevens stopped by Skeptic Tank Studios (my apartment) to share the details of his 17 day stay in the psyche ward at UCLA. It took us, like, 30 minutes to get into the topic, but eventually we did. We …

#36: Edumacation (Jeremy Horwitz, David Taylor, Ari Shaffir)

December 12th, 2011


Jeremy Horwitz talked to David Taylor and I about his experiences as a college professor at Santa Clara. Obviously, I asked if he's ever had sex with …

#35: The Jew, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Moshe Kasher)

December 5th, 2011


Moshe Kasher opened up his home to me and just like on a typical Shabbos afternoon, we talked until it got dark.

Bonus Material with Paul Morrissey

December 2nd, 2011


Paul Morrissey finishes off our epic 4 hour conversation with him pretty much interviewing me about my desire to move to New York and then a one …

#34: Sports Machine (Paul Morrissey)

November 30th, 2011


Paul Morrissey and I continue with our conversation, this time centering on his short lived career doing sports for local news stations.

#33 Playin' Bas-ket-baaaall (Paul Morrissey)

November 27th, 2011


Paul Morrissey gets to revisit the glory of his college basketball days. This was an almost 4 hour discussion that I've separated into 2 podcasts and …

#32: Hollywood Director (Neal Brennan)

November 21st, 2011


Neal Brennaninvited me over to his place to talk about his experiences being a film director. He's the only guy I know, know who's gotten to direct …

#31b The Cleanup part 2 (Tony Hinchcliffe, Mat Edgar, Ari Shaffir, Couches)

November 17th, 2011


Tony Hinchcliffe, Mat Edgar and I met back up the day after we did part one and we finished off this discussion about the great clean of 2011 and about hoarding in general. Most of the time, we ended up listening to …

#31 The Cleanup part 1 (Mat Edgar, Tony Hinchcliffe, Ari Shaffir)

November 14th, 2011


Mat Edgar and Tony Hinchcliffe were hired to help clean my apartment. While it wasn't an American horror story, it was pretty close. I'm a damn hoarder and I had built up quite the trash castle in my place. We had a …

#30 Fatherhood (Al Madrigal

November 7th, 2011


Al Madrigal took me into his home office to discuss the joys of fatherhood. Becoming a parent has long been one of my greatest fears, so it was nice to talk to someone who didn't share my concerns at all. As long as …

#29: Suicide (Jenn Cole)

October 31st, 2011


Jenn Cole lost her friend about a week before we recorded this. I really wanted to get into the feeling of grief that comes with loss but I'm so …

#28 Persistence (Steve Simeone)

October 24th, 2011


Steve Simeone came to the apartment and we got in a nice long conversation about our struggles in Hollywood over the years. I’ve known him for nearly …

#27 Censorship (Joe Rogan, Ari Shaffir)

October 17th, 2011


Joe Rogan and I got into a conversation on the plane back from Washington, DC. We covered censorship, comedy in general, Joe's fear of the Los Angeles apocalypse, and probably a little UFC. It's tough to remember. I was …

#25: Comic Books (Mike Lawrence)

October 3rd, 2011


While I was visiting New York, I interviewed comedian Mike Lawrence about comic books. I was trying to interview him about what comic book nerd life was like, but then it just turned to talk about comic books and the …

#24: Religiot (Kurt Metzger, Ari Shaffir, Dog)

September 28th, 2011


Kurt Metzger talks to me about his former religious lifestyle and how he feels about religion now. It's not positive. I recorded this at Kurt's apartment in Manhattan while his puppy was trying to bite our hands. We …

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