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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.

Episodes
  • 2023 / 5 / 23
    #518 Jew Special Commentary Part Two The Cheapening

    Continuing the Jew Special Commentary now in Romania! We dive into the last few bits of my special Jew on my Youtube now. If you're listening stick around till the end and you can hear all the songs on my...

  • 2023 / 5 / 16
    #517 Jew Special Commentary with Ari Shaffir

    I've done a lot of these commentaries over the years and I've found them to be incredibly interesting as a fan of comedy and useful as a comedian. Today I'm gonna break down the first half of my latest...

  • 2023 / 5 / 9
    #516 2023 State of the Union with Dave Smith

    Dave Smith came over for the State of the Union! Dave breaks down what the hell is going on in America and around the world in our annual Skeptic Tank State of The Union, which is usually done in the...

  • 2023 / 5 / 2
    #515 War Is Heaven with Geoffrey Asmus

    Geoffrey Asmus or The Only Funny White Guy (Keep an eye out for his new special on Youtube) joins me to talk about war and the military. He's never been in the military and he's never been to war but he is...

  • 2023 / 4 / 25
    #514 Moving Day with Andy Haynes

    Andy Haynes came in to talk to me about his job as a mover. He became a mover the day he moved to New York and was doing it throughout the pandemic. It turns out lots of comics do it because of the...

  • 2023 / 4 / 18
    #513 The Curious Case of Peter Schickele with Danny Polishchuk

    Five-time Grammy winner Pete Schickele is unknown to many but if you were a comic in the 90s you may know him as the guy who beat you out for a Grammy. Danny Polishchk brought this story to my attention and...

  • 2023 / 4 / 11
    #512 Ryan Sickler, MD with Ryan Sickler

    Fellow Maryland-er Ryan Sickler and I were able to fill up a whole podcast episode just about Maryland. It's the state where we both grew up and have two very different versions of it. Ryan also has a brand...

  • 2023 / 4 / 5
    #511 Big Jay From LGA with Big Jay Oakerson

    Big Jay Oakerson made me pick him up at the airport as my last responsibility as producer (Jewish term) of his new standup special, Dog Belly. I’m so proud of him. The special is amazing. I still find his...

  • 2023 / 3 / 28
    #510 Professor Pain with Mike Vecchione

    Mike Vecchione has a new special out now called "The Attractives" but before he did standup, Mike was a teacher for some rough and tough kids in Philly. He molded and shaped America's wild youth and he's here...

  • 2023 / 3 / 21
    #509 Filthy Strip Club Stories with Joe List & Henry Phillips

    Joe and Henry came over to kill some time with me before we all headed to the Whit Reaper concert. A natural way to kill time is by talking about all the weird times you've had in strip clubs across the...

  • 2023 / 3 / 14
    #508 DeadHead with Phil Hanley

    Phil Hanley is an expert on the Grateful Dead. Deadheads they call themselves, and he came over to clue me in on why this band is so awesome. They've got drugs, good music, and cool fans. What else could you...

  • 2023 / 3 / 7
    #507 Hotboxing In A Rental with Dan Soder

    Dan Soder drove with me to Vancouver after our show in Seattle and we had a great time doing some not-so-legal things! Can I get more dangerous than podcasting and driving? Listen to find out! For more Ari:...

  • 2023 / 2 / 21
    #506 Liftie with Ryan O'Neill and Brent

    Ryan O'Neill and I spent some time in Salt Lake City with Brent the Liftie! Brent is a lift operator in Salt Lak City and he gave us the scoop on what it's like and showed us a good time on the mountain. ...

  • 2023 / 2 / 14
    #505 High Society Golf Scum with Kevin Ryan & H. Foley

    Kevin Ryan and H. Foley came over to talk about some of the first jobs they ever had, which led to a great conversation with the garbage guys about working at country club golf courses. Who do you think would...

  • 2023 / 2 / 8
    #504 Israstine with Andy Haynes

    The Coward of Gramercy and Israel Palestine expert Andy Haynes came over to talk with me about the conflict even though I had no logical points on the matter. For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the...

  • 2023 / 1 / 31
    #503 Toilet Humor with Colum Tyrrell and Nate Marshall

    Colum Tyrrell and Nate Marshall joined me in Pittsburgh where we talked about our bathroom fails and favorites in between shows.. in the bathroom. For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road:...

  • 2023 / 1 / 24
    #502 Magic the Dungeoning with Rick Glassman

    Rick Glassman is pure magic. Not only is he the most interesting man in podcasting, he’s also a recovering dork who played Magic the Gathering for as many as 87 hours a week. Rick came over to Skeptic Tank...

  • 2023 / 1 / 17
    #501 Guido Adjacent with Paul Virzi

    Paul Virzi is a great comic but he's also kind of a Guido. Paying for meals is a guido thing. Saying "The Joshua Tree" is a Guido thing. Keeping your car SUPER clean...That's a Guido thing. For more Ari:...

  • 2023 / 1 / 10
    #500 Frijole Diver with Tim Brown

    Tim Brown is a Free Diving instructor I met during my time in Guatemala over the holidays. He's a 21-year-old kid from Australia who decided one day that he wanted to try free diving and now he's teaching...

  • 2023 / 1 / 3
    #499 Semper Fi with Brian Simpson

    I apologize for the terrible audio on this episode. The battery on my Tascam ran out so there are only 15 mins of good audio. Brian Simpson does not deserve bad audio so be sure to check out his stand-up and...

  • 2022 / 12 / 20
    #498 Christ-Hanuk-Mas with Andrew Youngblood and Shahyan Jahani

    Shahyan Jahani and Andrew Youngblood were with me for my shows in Dallas and they joined me for a podcast in the green room before it was time for the show. We talked about Christmas mostly and Chanukah and...

  • 2022 / 12 / 13
    #497 Freebies with Hans Kim and David Lucas

    Hans Kim, David Lucas, and I talk about free stuff! As a young comic, the generosities of others are what really keep you going. Netflix passwords, drugs, and free meals are all great to give a struggling...

  • 2022 / 12 / 6
    #496 The Oregonian with Matt Braunger

    Matt Braunger came to talk with me while I was in LA and he told me all about his new special Doug and what it was like growing up in Oregon. Lot's of interesting Oregon facts and a story about us in a strip...

  • 2022 / 11 / 22
    #495 DIY with Fahim Anwar

    Fahim Anwar and I talk about how satisfying it is that we both put our specials out on our own. There's nothing quit like doing something yourself. However, we realized there isn't much else we do...

  • 2022 / 11 / 16
    #494 Girls Gotta Beat with Ashley Hesseltine & Rayna Greenberg

    Rayna Greenberg and Ashley Hesseltine came over and brought me a vibrator from their new line Vibes Only. They talked to me about how chicks use vibrators and let me try out their app that tells you a sexy...

  • 2022 / 11 / 9
    #493 Wawa and Other Local Shit with Nate Marshall, Geoffrey Asmus & Brian Six

    Nate Marshall, Geoffrey Asmus, and Brian Six joined me in the green room at Helium Comedy club in Philly to talk about why Wawa is so treasured among the people of Philly and what might be the equivalent in...

  • 2022 / 11 / 1
    #492 The Jews with Joe List, Jim Norton, Robert Kelly, Ryan Long and Joe DeRosa

    Live from Skankfest Vegas Ryan Long, Jim Norton, Joe List, Robert Kelly, and Joe DeRosa join me as we berate the crowd for telling awful stories about Jews. ARI SHAFFIR: JEW OUT NOV. 2ND--TOMORROW For more...

  • 2022 / 10 / 26
    #491 Scammersutra with Mike Feeney

    Mike Feeney came to talk to me about scams! how to play it off and which are his favorites and his mom, the ultimate scam artist! For more Ari: Get tickets to see Ari on the road:...

  • 2022 / 10 / 20
    #490 Hardcore Punks with Ian Fidance and Jordan Jensen

    Ian Fidance and Jordan Jensen schooled me on all things Punk, hardcore, Ska, and straightedge. These two are in the punk scene hardcore and truly enjoy the camaraderie that comes with it. For more Ari: Get...

  • 2022 / 10 / 11
    #489 Poop with Robert Kelly

    Robert Kelly's got a new special out now! Kill Box is available on LouisCK.com for purchase. But if you want to listen to us talk about poop for an hour first, I highly recommend it. We've got some call in's...

  • 2022 / 10 / 4
    #488 The Vagabond's Way with Rolf Potts

    Rolf Potts and I got together in Paris, France when I took his travel writing course over the summer. He gave me an advance copy of his new book The Vagabond's Way and we talked about his reasons behind the...

  • 2022 / 9 / 27
    Local World News with Shane Torres and Graham Kay

    Shane Torres and Graham Kay came over and we sifted through some local news together. In the attempt to steer away from the doom that is world news, we stumbled upon a triumphant story about Rocky the Raccoon...

  • 2022 / 9 / 20
    #486 I'm Here to Tell You About Mushrooms with Mat Edgar

    How was your Shroomfets? Mat Edgar came over to talk about his Shroomfest and also all the others we've spent together! It's a good one. Subscribe to You Be Trippin'! Get tickets to see Ari & Big Jay in...

  • 2022 / 9 / 7
    #485 Escape Tapes with Big Jay Oakerson

    Out on the fire escape with Big Jay Oakerson on a New York summer night. This is an interesting one everybody. Big Jay Oakerson came to sit with me on the fire escape of my old studio and we talked mostly...

  • 2022 / 8 / 30
    #484 Cookies Crumble But They Don't Fall Down with Mike Cannon & Brendan Sagalow

    Mike Cannon and Brendan Sagalow are on the pod this week talking about Cannon's new crowd work special "Huge Mistake." He took 150mg of edibles and then went on stage and talked to the crowd at New York...

  • 2022 / 8 / 23
    #483 Tuesdays with Ari's with Mark Normand and Joe List

    Mark Normand, Joe List, Chuck, Schiavone, and I all piled in a questionable SUV (It wasn't an SUV) to drive to the new Soul Jole's to do a show. As you know Mark Normand and Joe List have a popular podcast...

  • 2022 / 8 / 16
    #482 Backyard Blues with Steve Rannazzisi and Nick Youssef

    Nick Youssef and I went over to Steve Rannazzisi's new house to hang out by the pool and eat our weight in BBQ. We were going to talk about tough breakups in the pool but the day was so nice it got away from...

  • 2022 / 8 / 9
    #481 Fame Whores with Kyle Dunnigan and Juston McKinney

    The hilarious Kyle Dunnigan came over to do a podcast and brought his equally funny friend Juston McKinney. We pretty much just shot the shit and talked about anything and everything, from New movies to...

  • 2022 / 8 / 2
    #480 Nomad with Xylia Buros

    Xylia Buros is a nomad. For the last 6 years, she has been a citizen of the world, traveling from country to country at her own whim. I’m really jealous. I met her in Rolf Potts’s writing class in Paris. So...

  • 2022 / 7 / 26
    #479 Bitches Be Trippin with Brendan Sagalow

    Brendan came over to be on my patreon but we were having way too much fun to keep this content from the public. Smoking weed and talking about bitches, what more could you ask for? Head to...

  • 2022 / 7 / 19
    #478 Stabbing at a Bodega with Ryan Long and Chris O'Connor

    Ryan Long and Chris O'Connor came over to talk about this crazy story about a bodega owner stabbing a guy to death. Was it self-defense? That's what his lawyers are saying, but apparently, you're not allowed...

  • 2022 / 7 / 5
    #477 Trading Louis for Luis with Louis C.K., Joe List, and Kerryn Feehan

    This is a spite-cast! We did this exact podcast about a month ago but the only difference this time, we swapped out Luis Gomez and swapped Louis C.K in. Louis, Joe List, Kerryn Feehan, and I talk about Joe...

  • 2022 / 6 / 28
    #476 Influenzer with Noel Leon

    Hot Girl Noel Leon came to the studio to talk to me about what it was like working as an "Influencer." When she told me that was what she did for a living I was appalled, however now Noel is focused more on...

  • 2022 / 6 / 14
    #475 Swingers on a Plane with Anthony Devito

    Comedian Anthony Devito who once attended a swingers party and I sat on a plane and talked about Kansas City’s least known underbelly of fat people hook ups. KC is known for their third rate barbecue and...

  • 2022 / 6 / 7
    #474 Tip Your Bartender with Caitlin Peluffo & Colum Tyrrell

    Immigrant bartender comedian Colum Tyrrell and former bartender turned current gullible comic Caitlin Peluffo met me in the studio and had some fun talking about the ins and outs of being behind the bar. The...

  • 2022 / 6 / 1
    #473 Festival of Hustlers with Ali Siddiq

    Former hustler and current standup Ali Siddiq talks with a man who rarely hustles but still does tons of standup Ari Shaffir to talk about all the lessons life gives you. One guy slung dope, the other is one....

  • 2022 / 5 / 24
    #472 Malcolm Xtra Large with Reggie Conquest

    Comedian Reggie Conquest converted to Islam over the pandemic. He talks to no religion former Jew current jerk comedian Ari Shaffir about how it happened. Reggie read the autobiography of Malcolm X (who would...

  • 2022 / 5 / 17
    #471 2022 State Of The Union with Dave Smith

    Dave Smith joins me to have our annual (except last year) what’s up with America. We covered everything. From the new baby exterminator laws to the current President, to the media’s attack on Joe Rogan, to...

  • 2022 / 5 / 10
    #470 Stealing from Bobby Kelly with Joe List, Luis J. Gomez, and Kerryn Feehan

    Joe List, Luis Gomez, and Keryn Feehan join me on my rooftop for a wild all-over-the-place conversation that started with friendship and ended in a love child for which 23 states wouldn’t allow early...

  • 2022 / 5 / 3
    #469 Father Figure with Chris Distefano

    Serial inside blaster and now father and comedian Chris Distefano talks to me about what it’s like to be a father. Chris was about as honest (and funny) as anyone I’ve ever talked to about this stuff. He...

  • 2022 / 4 / 26
    #468 In Plane Sight with Mike Cannon

    Delta Clear applicant and standup comedian Mike Cannon met up with me at the St Louis Lambert International airport to discuss today’s hot button topic in a discussion you could only be at if you passed a...

  • 2022 / 4 / 19
    #467 Nelson Muntz with Dan Soder

    Dan Soder came over to talk about his special that came out nearly three years ago. "Son Of A Gary" on HBOMax. This podcast is three years in the making. I've been wanting to get Dan on to talk about his dad...

  • 2022 / 4 / 12
    #466 Guide Me To Hell with Katie Hannigan

    Katie Hannigan sits down with me to tell me about her time as a NYC tour guide. It was a tawdry world of autistic tourist nerds and their dumb families. Make sure to check out Katie’s new standup comedy...

  • 2022 / 4 / 5
    #465 Michigan Militia Lottery Losers with Big Jay Oakerson & Robert Kelly

    Big Jay Oakerson and Robert Kelly joined me on the road to Michigan for a weekend of shows. Come with us on the drive to Fort Wayne and watch us test our luck with a $20 scratch off ticket. Stay tuned for the...

  • 2022 / 3 / 22
    #464 Ernest with Kerryn Feehan

    Ernest was a good dog. The best. Standup comedian Kerryn Feehan talks to dog owner and comedian Ari Shaffir about her special little guy Ernest. This is a really sad episode. But I felt like it was a proper...

  • 2022 / 3 / 16
    #463 Raaaaage with Robert Kelly

    Standup comedian Robert Kelly is not in control of his emotions. He sat down with me, who is known to be emotionless, and told me about his problems controlling his anger. Generally Bobby is one of the...

  • 2022 / 3 / 8
    #462 The Warped Tour with Ryan Long

    Ryan Long came to the studio to tell me about his days touring with his band The Johnstone's and what it was like playing Warped Tour. He's also got a special out now! It's called White Immigrant, cause...

  • 2022 / 3 / 1
    #461 The Denver Chronicles with Ryan O'Neill and Brandt Tobler

    Standup comedian Brandt Tobler who once tried to kill his dad, and son of a falconer and comic Ryan O’Neill met me for a throwback podcast in the tradition of the old Ice House Chronicles on the Death Squad...

  • 2022 / 2 / 22
    #460 Teacher's Pet with Amy Shanker

    Comedian and former Chicago inner-city school teacher Amy Shanker talks to me a 2.2 GPA high school graduate about what it was like being a teacher. Spoiler alert: She did not love it. Still spent 10 years...

  • 2022 / 2 / 15
    #459 When Radio Was King with Cipha Sounds

    Or as I wanted to call it *Airhorn Sound* Cipha Sounds came over to the studio to talk about his days as a DJ on Hot97 in New York. He explained to me, the whitest Jew boy in the world, what hip hop is, and...

  • 2022 / 2 / 8
    #458. City of Compton with Jamar Neighbors

    Jamar Neighbors joined me on tour in Phoenix and told me all about growing up in Compton. Told me how he threw rocks at crack heads, beat people up, and almost got recruited to be in a gang but we both...

  • 2022 / 2 / 1
    #457 The Godfathers with Mark Normand and Sam Morril

    Mark Normand and Sam Morril came over to the Skeptic Tank studios to have a nice sober conversation with me about why they’re all better off without alcohol. And then somebody found the whisky. This was a 2...

  • 2022 / 1 / 25
    #456 Cold Hearts Warm Farts with Steve Rannazzisi

    Steve Rannazzisi came over to the new studio to talk about how much we hate winter and a bunch of other random things like the new Jackass and what podcast would have the dumbest listeners. It's a fun one....

  • 2022 / 1 / 18
    #455 The Most Texas Podcast Of All Time with Joe Rogan and Tony Hinchcliffe

    Liberal mouthpiece Joe Rogan, and I guess heterosexual comedian Tony Hinchcliffe met me at a gun range in Texas to shoot the poop and tell stories about the past while Tony caressed his new girlfriend. We...

  • 2022 / 1 / 11
    #454 Do Better: An Unattainable New Years Resolution Podcast with Sarah Tollemache

    Sarah Tollemache and ever-fatter former non-steroid winner of Sober October Ari Shaffir sit on a treadmill in a gym they’ll never use to go over ways they’re going to no way change about themselves this year....

  • 2021 / 12 / 28
    #453 White People Want Me Dead with Nate Marshall

    Nate Marshall and I talk about how we both kind of feel the media is turning everybody on each other. We kept it funny, relaxed. Nate watched so much TV and read so much social media during the BLM protests...

  • 2021 / 12 / 21
    #452 Chicks Suck with Emma Willmann

    Emma Willman and I talk about women. What they like. And a loooooot about what they don’t like. It was a funny conversation that I really could only have with a chick who dates chicks. Emma’s standup is...

  • 2021 / 12 / 14
    #451 Nirvana Is My Pearl Jam with Joe List

    Joe List came over to argue with me about music. For real Joe is top 3 or 4 comics into music. He’s got great taste and he loves going to live shows even more than I do. And I really really love going to live...

  • 2021 / 12 / 7
    #450 Unicycling In A Homeless Toilet with Jeff Danis and Ryan O'Neill

    Comedians and Beach Cops Ryan Oneill and Jeff Danis join me at a park in Los Angeles right outside an area where all the homeless people of Los Angeles take their malnourished dumps. It stunk so bad. The...

  • 2021 / 11 / 30
    #449 That Chappelle Movie (Solocast)

    I attended skateboarder and standup comedian Dave Chappelle’s screening of his movie at Madison Square Garden. And MAN! What a show. I really thought it was just going to be a movie screening. But why would I...

  • 2021 / 11 / 16
    #448 Mother Of The Year with Ms. Pat, Bob Saget, Rich Vos and Robert Kelly

    We got a whopper! Comedian and mom Ms Pat join comedian and America’s dad Bob Saget, comedian and dad Rich Vos, comedian and father of a son who loves me more than him Robert Kelly, and fatherless multi-time...

  • 2021 / 11 / 9
    #447 From Rogan to La Grange with Shane Gillis and Mark Normand

    Comedian Shane Gillis and Comedian Mark Normand take a ride with me, known child abductor, further and further away from the liberal safety of Austin and closer and closer to the sexy dangers of La Grange....

  • 2021 / 11 / 2
    #446 Swipe Right If You're Horny with Jared Freid

    Modern love guru Jared Freid talks to me, a renowned late pull outer, about the dating scene, what can be improved on the apps, his successes, and failures with romance, and his hatred of charcuterie boards....

  • 2021 / 10 / 25
    #445 My Daddy Was A Mobster with Anthony DeVito

    I talked to Comedian Anthony Devito about finding out his dad was a made guy in the mob before they found him shot many times in the trunk of a car. Also about coming to terms with his dad's violent lifestyle...

  • 2021 / 10 / 18
    #444 Rehab with Chloe LaBranche

    Recovering coke enthusiast and comedian Chloe LaBranche tells me about all her many trips to rehab. This one was WILD. So many great stories from Chloe about a world that’s waaaay interesting and for some...

  • 2021 / 10 / 11
    #443 Can I Get A Witness with Doug Smith

    Former Jehovah’s Witness Doug Smith and I talk about the Jehovahs. They. Are. Weird. Doug got raised in it when his mom decided some guy at her front door had great points. Parents never run it by their kids...

  • 2021 / 10 / 4
    #442 Summers End with Mat Edgar and Ryan O'Neill

    Mat Edgar, Ryan O'Neill, and I talked about our adventure in the woods for the final day of the greatest summer of my life. We found one of the coolest, most remote, wildernessy, beautiful, amazing, relaxing...

  • 2021 / 9 / 27
    #441 Korea Was Hell with Chris Alan

    Comedian and Air Force vet Chris Alan came over to tell me, famous draft dodger, about his time in the armed forces. It’s waaaay different than what you see in movies. It was a funny and super interesting...

  • 2021 / 9 / 13
    #440 Avoiding The Conversation with Yannis Pappas

    Yannis Pappas came over to my house to talk about the greatest baseball game ever attended. But it turns out I'm a terrible podcast host and as much as Yannis tried to get to the topic we agreed on, I just...

  • 2021 / 9 / 6
    #439 Wrecks In Effects with John Hastings

    John Hastings and I talk about car accidents on a fun episode of Skeptic Tank. John has been in a dozen accidents so he’s got a lot of experience. And I have hit and run over 34 people in my life, many of...

  • 2021 / 8 / 30
    #438 Six Months Of Hating Men with Annie Lederman

    Annie Lederman tells me about her time as a man-hater. Annie has come out of it since then but she recounts the way she got caught up in a world of despising an entire gender and how she was able to extricate...

  • 2021 / 8 / 23
    #437 When The Store Had Balls with Eleanor Kerrigan

    Eleanor Kerrigan comes over to talk about the glory days of the Comedy Store. Eleanor and Ari were employees of the Store together at the turn of the century. That sounds weird but it’s true. Are we old? Am I...

  • 2021 / 8 / 16
    #436 Breastfeeding For Adults with Greg Fitzsimmons

    Greg Fitzsimmons and Ari Shaffir go on a deep dive into forbidden acts of love in this public Patreon episode of Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank. The boys, victims of generational inbreeding of different styles,...

  • 2021 / 8 / 9
    #435 Cockfighter with Rojo Perez

    Standup comedian and retired rooster fighter Rojo Perez sits down with Standup comedian and rooster fight enthusiast Ari Shaffir to talk about cockfighting. Futu Manu in Tetum. Pelea De Gallos in Spanish....

  • 2021 / 7 / 26
    #434 Just A Little Bit More Than The Law Will Allow with Steve Rannazzisi

    Star of the League, shoplifter, and standup comedian Steve Rannazzisi talks to tagged stealer of Netflix passwords, and standup comedian Ari Shaffir about breaking the law. These two friends of 20 years riff...

  • 2021 / 7 / 19
    #433 Anorexics Have Sick Diet Tips with Maddy Smith

    Former fatty and current standup comedian Ari Shaffir talks to world-renowned weight fluctuator and comedian Maddy Smith about her massive weight gains and losses and then gains again and then losses and then...

  • 2021 / 7 / 12
    #432 Bark Like A Doggie With Luis J. Gomez

    Comedian and homosexual child predator Luis Gomez talks to pot-stirrer and comedian Ari Shaffir about his old days selling comedy tickets to classless tourists in Times Square. The stories were WILD. Stories...

  • 2021 / 7 / 5
    #431 Edibles: This Is How Those Stories Start with Mike Cannon and Brendan Sagalow

    Space Cakes, Gummies, Brownies, chocolates, and the legendarily deadly Banana Bread. Comedian Brendan’s Sagalow and standup comedian Mile Cannon talk to standup comedian and creator of This is Not Happening...

  • 2021 / 6 / 22
    #430 Stav Cums On My Tits and Pours Cum Down My Throat: A Relationship Advice Episode with Stavros Halkias

    Host of the Cumtown podcast Stavros Halkias joins standup comedian Ari Shaffir for a relationship and sex advice episode of Skeptic Tank. This is a “Dear Ari” relationship advice episode that’s usually...

  • 2021 / 6 / 15
    #429 Anxiety Ridden Time Bomb of Self Loathing with Big Jay Oakerson

    Standup comedian and host of The Bonfire and Legion of Skanks (in that order) Big Jay Oakerson talks about his struggle with anxiety disorder with comedian and host of nothing Ari Shaffir. Jay really went...

  • 2021 / 6 / 8
    #428 Crazy Latin Chick with Kim Congdon

    Comedian Kim Congdon is fucking nuts. Standup comedian and your host Ari Shaffir sits down with this crazy Chonga to discuss the origins of the stereotype of the fiery Latin woman and how wild and fun it can...

  • 2021 / 6 / 1
    #427 You're Fired with Graham Kay

    Comedian Graham Kay has been fired more than anyone on Earth. Stand-up comedian Ari Shaffir, fresh off not appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast for two years and before that losing his own show 'This...

  • 2021 / 5 / 25
    #426 Beaten By Hecklers: A Patreon Mailbag Episode With Robert Kelly

    Standup comedian Robert Kelly and standup comedian Ari Shaffir share their plan for world domination in a public Patreon episode. This is the kind of thing I do all the time on Patreon behind the paywall but...

  • 2021 / 5 / 11
    #425 Garbage People with Kevin Ryan and H. Foley

    Comedians Kevin Ryan and H. Foley from the @AreYouGarbage? Comedy Podcast joins standup comedian and your host Ari Shaffir in Kevin’s mom’s basement to talk about what makes someone human trash. The intro...

  • 2021 / 5 / 3
    #424 Road Trip with Mark Normand

    Mark Normand and I take a drivecast down to Pennsylvania for a show at SoulJoel’s Comedy Amphitheater. And we shot the shit the whole drive. I’ve always heard podcasts described as two friends talking in the...

  • 2021 / 4 / 20
    #423 Pinc Louds Saved Our Summer

    Lead singer of Pinc Louds, Claudi, sat down with standup comedian @Ari Shaffir in Tompkins Square Park NYC to talk about busking and street performing in general. The summer could have gone in two...

  • 2021 / 4 / 12
    #422 Chinese Circus Freak with Andrea Jones-Rooy

    Comedian and Political Scientist Andrea Jones-Rooy came over to talk to standup comedian @Ari Shaffir about her time being a circus performer in Shanghai, China. That is correct. It’s one of the more...

  • 2021 / 4 / 5
    #421 There's No Glory Holes For Women with Ian Fidance

    Ian Fidance and I took a drive down to New Jersey and talked and laughed about his weird level of sexuality. He’s got some unique views on sex and love and whether or not he’s gay. I assumed he was at least...

  • 2021 / 3 / 29
    #420: "A Pot of Weed" w/ Dan Soder, Tony Hinchcliffe, Adrienne Iapalucci, Duncan Trussell, Sal Vulcano, Steve Rannazzisi, Mark Normand

    A celebration of marijuana in honor of the 420th episode of Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank Podcast. I got my friends and comedians Duncan Trussell, Dan Soder, Tony Hinchcliffe, Steve Rannazzisi, Sal Vulcano,...

  • 2021 / 3 / 18
    #419: "Stay in Your Lane" w/ Nate Bargatze

    My guest today Nate Bargatze and I are talking about Hollywood, and its pontifical actors who can’t seem to stop gabbing. They give us their opinions constantly, all day long, and most of the time without...

  • 2021 / 3 / 1
    The Spiritual Healer w/ Bonnie Willow

    Bonnie Willow is a super interesting woman I met in a hostel in the Andes. She is a Reiki Master and Inter-Faith Minister. Bonnie also runs a school, The School of Peace. I don’t even know how to describe it....

  • 2021 / 2 / 22
    #417: "You're Gay" w/ Matteo Lane

    Standup Comedian Matteo Lane comes on Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank this week to tell me all about gay culture. It’s FASCINATING. And it’s changed so much since I first discovered gays back in college. Matteo...

  • 2021 / 2 / 15
    #416: "Serious as a Heart Attack" w/ Keith Robinson

    Standup comedian Keith Robinson joins standup comedian Ari Shaffir this week to tell me about his stroke. I had a lot of questions. And Keith was forthcoming and hilarious. My favorite kind of guest. Keith is...

  • 2021 / 2 / 4
    #415: Baby Skeletons w/ Adrienne Iapalucci

    Donate to Adrienne on Paypal Donate to Adrienne on Venmo We’re trying something different this week. I, Ari Shaffir, am bringing you an entire album of one of my favorite comedians in the world. For free....

  • 2021 / 1 / 25
    #414: Friend Zone w/ Brendan Sagalow

    Brendan Sagalow is a master at getting turned down by women. “I just don’t see you like that,” they tell him. It’s called being put in the friend zone. And it happens to Brendan A LOT. Join us as we discuss...

  • 2021 / 1 / 24
    #413: My 2020 Year In Review Part 7 of 7 - Resolutions and Goals for 2021 - Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank podcast -

    I try to do these public resolutions every year. That way I'm more likely to stand by them. Everybody should make resolutions. They're not lame. They're goals. It's important to verbalize where you want to go...

  • 2021 / 1 / 23
    #413: Year In Review (6 of 7) - Leaving America - Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank podcast

    With the winter approaching, and the threat of lockdowns looming, I decided to leave the country to do some exploring. Ari Shaffir loves to travel. And what a better time than now. It's scary to do, but once...

  • 2021 / 1 / 22
    #413 My 2020 Year In Review 5/7 - The Skanks Election - Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank Legion of Skanks Luis Gomez Big Jay Oakerson Dave Smith Shane Gillis Zac Amico Joe Derosa No More Weeks

    I almost forgot about the election that saved comedy. Not the presidential election. No, that doesn't really matter. We're still gonna be at war with 7 countries and watch the rich get richer and the poor get...

  • 2021 / 1 / 21
    #413: My 2020 Year In Review 4/7 - Best Summer Ever

    In part 4 of My 2020 Year in Review podcast, I talk about returning to New York City. I am standup comedian Ari Shaffir. And I'm only a standup comedian while I'm doing standup comedy. Otherwise, I'm just the...

  • 2021 / 1 / 20
    #413 My Year In Review 3/7 - Moving Into My Parents' Basement

    Covid changed a lot for a lot of people. Bezos is killing it more than ever. And whoever owns Purell. But for the rest of us things went off the rails. With the March lockdown looming, standup comedian and...

  • 2021 / 1 / 19
    #413: My 2020 Year In Review 2/7 - Troll of the Year

    Troll of the Year. On part 2 of My 2020 Year in Review podcast I talk about how I brought a city to its knees. With a few expertly timed and crafted words I made Los Angeles crumble. It was hilarious. Even...

  • 2021 / 1 / 19
    #413: My Year In Review - Part 1 of 7 (New Orleans, Hawaii, and Planning The Special)

    It's time for my annual Year In Review podcast. This ain't about what happened in the world. This is about what happened in the world of the greatest living athlete, Ari Shaffir. It was a wild one. Full of...

  • 2021 / 1 / 11
    #412: The Peoples Revolution with John Dennehy

    John Dennehy came over to talk to me about Ecuador. Specifically about the 2005 People's Revolution that toppled their government. John was there for all of it. He even helped set up road blocks during the...

  • 2020 / 12 / 22
    #411: Tim Dillon - "Eat The Rich, Gas The Poor" (Intro/outro with Joe List and Ari Shaffir

    Tim Dillon got together with me to help me understand wealthy people. They're not like you and I. Sometimes I hate them and sometimes I am in awe of them. Tim broke down all the reasons they suck, and also...

  • 2020 / 12 / 14
    #410: Auto joErotic A Fixation with Joe Rogan (plus Ryan Oneill joins for the intro)

    Joe Rogan loves two things. Fast cars and dank weed. And he's owned plenty of both. Joe and I talked about where his automobile obsession came from, the coolest cars he's ever driven, road handies, and much...

  • 2020 / 12 / 7
    #409: Shane and Shaffir Shit on Shit

    Shane Gillis and I love to get drunk and talk trash. Pretty much everything sucks if you look into it. So I came up with some shit to talk shit about and then Shane and I shit on that shit while getting drunk...

  • 2020 / 11 / 30
    #408: The Lady With A Giant Hog (Margo Reiss @Margo_A_GoGo)

    Margo Reiss came over and let me ask her all about transsexuality. I mean, super cool about it. Let me just ask anything I didn't understand and she explained what it was like to me. We got into why to chop...

  • 2020 / 11 / 23
    #407: Obsessive Obsessive Compulsive Compulsive Obsessive Compulsive Compulsive Obsessive Compulsive Compulsive Compulsive Obsessive Obsessive Obsessive Compulsive Obsessive Obsessive Compulsive Compulsive Compulsive Obsessive Obsessive (with @EliSairs)

    Eli Sairs came over to talk to me about his OCD. He's got it bad. And it's all wrapped up with Jesus, too, which makes it even harder to deal with. The levels this guy has to go through just to make through...

  • 2020 / 11 / 17
    #406: Oh, The Horror! (Zac Amico)

    Zac Amico told me some amazing stories about producing low budget horror movies. Zac is a hilarious comic and podcaster and he's also a producer of films for Troma, one of the greatest pulp horror makers of...

  • 2020 / 10 / 26
    #405: War Stories (Jake Hanrahan)

    Jake Hanrahan talked to me about conflict reporting. He goes to war zones and tries to bring back word of what's actually going on in these areas. It's crazy. He brings back tons of footage. Look at...

  • 2020 / 10 / 14
    404: Talkin' Baseball (Lip Reading) with Jimmy O'Brien of Jomboy Media

    Jimmy O'Brien from Jomboy Media came over and we had a great talk about baseball. Jimmy is crazy about the sport. And we share favorite teams! The greatest sports franchise of all time, The New York Yankees....

  • 2020 / 10 / 5
    #403: Mailbag (with Joe Derosa and Louis Katz in the park)

    Joe Deros and Louis Katz met me in a park on the outskirts of Chinatown just to shoot the crap. Derosa and I drank Natty Lights. Katz kept his mask on the whole time. We got stared at by old Chinese people. A...

  • 2020 / 10 / 1
    #402: 2020 State of the Union Part 2 w/ Dave Smith

    Dave Smith and I finish the last 4 hours of the craziest year of our state of the union podcasts we've ever done. There was just so much going on. We got into politics, the press, war, the way everybody's...

  • 2020 / 9 / 25
    #401: The 2020 State of the Union part 1 (w/ Dave Smith)

    Dave Smith came over to start our yearly talk on what's going on with America. Dave is a libertarian. So he's one of the more unbiased voices you'll get on politics because he has no political team. I mean, I...

  • 2020 / 9 / 14
    #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.

    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...

  • 2020 / 9 / 2
    #399: e-Rage: (@SteveRannazzisi, @ShaneMGillis, & @PhilanthropyGal) (backlash, death threat, bomb scare, rape threat, cancel culture, 9/11, SNL, online anger, backlash, mob, corinne fisher, shane gillis, steve rannazzisi, twitter)

    I'm playing Royersford, PA on Sunday. Mark Normand is opening (probably). 6pm show is sold out, 9pm show just added. https://nightout.com/events/arishaffir9pm/tickets or arishaffir.com for tickets. Steve...

  • 2020 / 8 / 24
    #398: Simps Up, Ho's 'Round (@KerrynFeehan)

    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...

  • 2020 / 8 / 11
    #397: Loss Prevention Officer with Joe List

    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...

  • 2020 / 8 / 3
    #396: Music is for Drugs (@AriShaffir)

    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 patreon. Join, if you want, at patreon.com/arishaffir This...

  • 2020 / 7 / 27
    #395: New Dog Old Tricks (Justin Silver) (....... Dog, Training, puppy, trainer, the, language, of, dogs, skeptic, tank, bandit)

    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,...

  • 2020 / 7 / 14
    394: Doing Rails (w/ Nick Cody) (nick cody virus train o&a portland australia myanmar shah shan state food poisoning toilet quarantine hotel bill burr 7 more minutes philly rant mid-flight brawl heggie luke

    Nick Cody joined me from Melbourne, Australia to tell me about his epic trip he took across America at 19 years old. Went from Portland to NY by train to save like $90. Idiot. But also very cool. The entire...

  • 2020 / 7 / 7
    #393: Shaped Like a Human Question Mark (@CarmenComedian)

    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 me about it. How she dealt with having scoliosis at such an...

  • 2020 / 6 / 30
    #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

    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...

  • 2020 / 6 / 22
    #391: Cops (@BigJayOakerson)

    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...

  • 2020 / 6 / 16
    390: Gingie Whisker (@CheetoSantino)

    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 talking about. It's my favorite alcohol. For when I want to smoke...

  • 2020 / 6 / 9
    #389: Sam Morril's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again

    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 Got This" on YouTube now. I guarantee he'll be a household...

  • 2020 / 6 / 1
    388: Free Hong Kong (@IAmGarron)

    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...

  • 2020 / 5 / 25
    #387: Mark Normand's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again (@MarkNormand)

    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....

  • 2020 / 5 / 18
    #386: The Revenge Robber (@MadFlavor)

    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....

  • 2020 / 5 / 11
    #385: Bobby Kelly's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again

    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 nothing serious. It's all about the stuff we've been thinking...

  • 2020 / 5 / 4
    #384: 10 Days of Silence; Vipassana Meditation (with Jessica Michelle Singleton)

    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...

  • 2020 / 4 / 28
    #383: Silent But Deadly; The @JoeListComedy Story

    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...

  • 2020 / 4 / 19
    #382: Psychedelic Christmas (@DuncanTrussell)

    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...

  • 2020 / 4 / 12
    #381: Hurricane Katrina; The Good Old Days (@MrSeanPatton)

    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...

  • 2020 / 4 / 1
    #380: Have A Corona (@MarkNormand)

    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...

  • 2020 / 2 / 7
    #379: Aloha Oe Vey (@ChinoBrah)

    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...

  • 2020 / 1 / 12
    #378: Robert Kelly Live (an album commentary with @RobertKelly)

    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)...

  • 2020 / 1 / 7
    #377: Dog Day Afternoon (@Iapalucci)

    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...

  • 2019 / 12 / 31
    #376: My 2019 Year in Review (a solocast)

    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...

  • 2019 / 12 / 6
    #375: Kid With A Cow Heart (@JessicaKirson)

    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 major heart problems so she's been through multiple surgeries...

  • 2019 / 12 / 1
    #374: Truth Be Told (@Jimmy_Dore)

    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 politics more than most people. The distrust in...

  • 2019 / 11 / 16
    #373: Jew (@SamTripoli @SteveRannazzisi @SteveSimeone @MichaelRappaport @BoonShakaLaka @DanishAndOneill @TonyHinchcliffe

    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. Sam Tripoli, Michael Rappaport (just walking by and joined...

  • 2019 / 10 / 28
    #372: 'Roid Rage with Mike Cannon

    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 how much of an idiot this guy was. He's normal now, but he...

  • 2019 / 10 / 24
    #371: So Over October (a solocast)

    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 could occupy myself with a contest against my friends but...

  • 2019 / 10 / 16
    #370: Troll (Milo Yiannopoulos)

    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 best in the world at it. This is gonna take you a week to...

  • 2019 / 10 / 8
    #369: The Podfather (@Redban)

    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...

  • 2019 / 9 / 30
    #368: The 2019 State Of The Union (@ComicDaveSmith)

    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 can think of. Dave is really well read and neither...

  • 2019 / 9 / 23
    # 367: Dragon Lady (@BigJayOakerson)

    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, the smell. Really all of it. As we did it, he smoked a...

  • 2019 / 9 / 17
    #366: Smackdown (@SalVulcano)

    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 came over to my apartment 6 days later to tell me all the ins...

  • 2019 / 9 / 9
    #365: The Revolution (Kalle Lasn, Adbusters Editor in Chief)

    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 but he is far more hopeful about the ways in which we're...

  • 2019 / 8 / 27
    #364: Matrix Vacation (a solocast)

    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 kind of glorious. Check out my patreon page at...

  • 2019 / 8 / 20
    #363: On A Steel Horse I Ride (Xavier Himma)

    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...

  • 2019 / 8 / 9
    #362: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (A Spoiler Alert Episode) with @SamMorril)

    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 about what we saw. There are spoilers in this. They start at...

  • 2019 / 7 / 22
    #361: Spange (Tall Boy)

    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...

  • 2019 / 7 / 8
    #360: The Cacophony Society (@chuckpalahniuk)

    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 pulled large scale pranks on the minds of normal people. I...

  • 2019 / 6 / 23
    #359: Digital Vacation (@AriShaffir)

    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...

  • 2019 / 6 / 10
    #358: Jabba (album commentary w/ @SteveSimeone

    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...

  • 2019 / 6 / 4
    #357: Fun Bucks (Bill Ottman)

    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 little I understand about monetary things like this.

  • 2019 / 5 / 20
    #356: Down By The River (@ComedianRonT @SteveSimeone)

    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...

  • 2019 / 5 / 8
    #355: Methistopheles (@JessaReedComedy)

    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 head. I mean for real. Like, drink your own piss meth. Like,...

  • 2019 / 4 / 25
    #354: Fear of Flying (@BigJayOakerson

    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 headlining and Toronto has always been cool to me so I wanted to...

  • 2019 / 4 / 12
    #353: Modern Hippie (@TFerriss)

    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...

  • 2019 / 4 / 5
    #352: Water World (@RowAtlantic)

    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 water. Rowing. Alone. Just rowing and rowing. For over 2...

  • 2019 / 3 / 25
    #350: Shooter (Dan Soder, Michelle Wolf, Dave Attell, Jeff Danis, Ryan Oneill Yannis Pappas, Tim Dillon, Stavros Halkias)

    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 garbage to life. And MAN were they funny. Danish & Oneill...

  • 2019 / 3 / 12
    #351: Around The World with Tom Rhodes (@_TomRhodes)

    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...

  • 2019 / 2 / 25
    #349: So You Wanna Be An Ultimate Fighter (@MickeyGall)

    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 what it's like to be a typical guy making his living...

  • 2019 / 2 / 15
    #348: This Is An Emergency (@GregStone_)

    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 stuff. It actually made me consider volunteering at one but then...

  • 2019 / 2 / 6
    #347: Hot Tub Time Machine (@BertKreischer, @SteveRannazzisi, @DanishAndOneill, @MarkNorm)

    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...

  • 2019 / 1 / 12
    #346: My 2018 Year in Review

    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...

  • 2018 / 12 / 14
    #345: The Conspirator (@SamTripoli)

    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 about that?, all the wake up sheeple, all the conspiracies,...

  • 2018 / 12 / 6
    #344: The 2018 State of the Union podcast (@ComicDaveSmith)

    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 issues than political ones. But of course, since it's Dave, we...

  • 2018 / 11 / 26
    #343: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (@CarlDonnelly, @RyanSickler)

    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...

  • 2018 / 11 / 16
    #342: A Pirate's Life For Me (@FahimAnwar

    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...

  • 2018 / 11 / 6
    #341: The Knickerbocker (@SamMorril)

    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...

  • 2018 / 10 / 30
    #340: The Simpsons (@GlitterCheese)

    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 Liza had towards it. We talked about episodes, toys,...

  • 2018 / 10 / 24
    #339: If These Balls Could Talk (an album commentary with @LouisKatz)

    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 for some reason so there are these giant cuts in time. But...

  • 2018 / 10 / 16
    #338: Where's Your Red? (The Shocking Truth Behind Sober October)

    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...

  • 2018 / 10 / 2
    #337: The Other Kind of Jew Camp (@SteveBugeja)

    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...

  • 2018 / 9 / 18
    #336: Fun is a Four Letter Word (@BertKreischer)

    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 years. Fun in childhood. Fun in adulthood. Fun with friends. Fun...

  • 2018 / 9 / 11
    #335: Pranks for the Memories (@Daniel_Sloss)

    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 Sloss is not someone who takes it well so be careful. Sam...

  • 2018 / 9 / 3
    #334: Gas The Jews (@CountDankulaTV)

    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 YouTube. It's a crazy state of things right now, all over the...

  • 2018 / 8 / 28
    #333: Great Ball of China (@ComicMikeV

    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...

  • 2018 / 8 / 14
    #332: 9/11 Killed JFK (@DSGermain & @TimJDillon)

    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...

  • 2018 / 8 / 1
    #331: White China (@AndyCurtain)

    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...

  • 2018 / 7 / 9
    #330: Shroob (Shroom Noob) (@KevinIso)

    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...

  • 2018 / 7 / 2
    #329: Where To Next (@RolfPotts)

    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 new ideas for adventure. Rolf is a traveler. He's seen things...

  • 2018 / 6 / 21
    #328: Free Base (@RichVos)

    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 of good stories. He's been sober for a while now so he...

  • 2018 / 6 / 4
    #327: Cappereira (Nick Capper)

    @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...

  • 2018 / 5 / 29
    #326: Bushcraft Party Boys (Robert Kelly & Joe List)

    @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...

  • 2018 / 5 / 21
    #325: Festival Fun Uncle (Ryan Mirvis)

    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...

  • 2018 / 5 / 2
    #324: Last of the Bogicans (@BlokeFranklin

    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...

  • 2018 / 4 / 25
    #323: Mitzi

    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...

  • 2018 / 4 / 9
    #322: Road Trip (@Aiapalucci)

    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...

  • 2018 / 4 / 2
    #321: Let My People Go (@AriShaffir)

    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, all the laws, the seder, what matzah tastes like....

  • 2018 / 3 / 27
    #320: Take My Wife, Please (@AubreyMarcus)

    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 met on the subject. He has truly looked inwards and...

  • 2018 / 3 / 20
    #319: Boston Tea Farty (@JoeList)

    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 the casual violence, the racism, the women, the drinking,...

  • 2018 / 3 / 13
    #318: The Queens Irish (@DesBishop)

    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...

  • 2018 / 3 / 6
    #317: Ski Utah (Ryan "@DanishAndOneill" Oneill, @NickDiaz209, @BertKreischer

    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...

  • 2018 / 2 / 27
    #316: Girls Gone Mild (@RachelJSimmons

    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...

  • 2018 / 2 / 16
    #315: Fake News (@Chloe_Hilliard)

    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...

  • 2018 / 1 / 27
    #314: Moving Day (@MikeRecine)

    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...

  • 2018 / 1 / 16
    #313: Row, Row, Row Your Boat Gently Across The Fucking Atlantic Ocean (with Tim Crockett @RowAtlantic)

    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....

  • 2018 / 1 / 1
    #312: Resolutionaries (with a crapload of comics)

    New years resolutions with Rich Vos, Big Jay Oakerson, Chris Distefano, Sam Morril, Tracy Morgan, Des Bishop, Joe Machi, Bonnie McFarlane, Cipha Sounds, Yannis Pappas, and Jared Freid. This episode is...

  • 2017 / 12 / 25
    #311: Foster The Person (@MonroeMartinIII)

    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...

  • 2017 / 12 / 18
    #310: Hot Yogi (Tricia Donegan

    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...

  • 2017 / 11 / 27
    #309: Valuable Friction (@ColinIsMyName

    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 months or so for years, while he writes books and keeps a...

  • 2017 / 11 / 6
    #308: Sober Octobert; A November to Rebender (@BertKreischer)

    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 25 days into his sobriety, and then we did the 2nd half a...

  • 2017 / 10 / 23
    #307: Skool's Out Fa'Evah (@JayLarsonComedy)

    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 to leave. Great conversation and memories about the most...

  • 2017 / 10 / 10
    #306: Mother Fucker (@ChristinaP)

    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.

  • 2017 / 10 / 2
    #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)

    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.

  • 2017 / 9 / 19
    #304: My Daughter Sucks At Suicide (JMScomedy))

    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...

  • 2017 / 9 / 12
    #303: The 2018 State Of The Union (@ComicDaveSmith)

    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 intelligent place that's not biased towards any powerful political...

  • 2017 / 9 / 4
    #302: I Regret Nothing (@RonFunches, @DanSoder, @CheetoSantino, @BertKreischer)

    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...

  • 2017 / 8 / 23
    #301 The Barreness (@FunnyLynne)

    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...

  • 2017 / 8 / 14
    #300 Quittin' Time (@DanishAndOneill)

    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 we tangented onto some ridiculous crap. And somehow we...

  • 2017 / 8 / 1
    #299: But... But You're Blek (@LoyisoGola)

    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 perfect guy to tell me about a country I knew very little...

  • 2017 / 7 / 18
    #298: Vagabonder (@RolfPotts)

    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 about long term travel. It influenced the hell out of me. And...

  • 2017 / 7 / 12
    #297: Bob and Ari Smoke Cubans (@RobertKelly)

    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 me all about stogies as we smoked two possibly Cuban bats...

  • 2017 / 7 / 3
    #296: Brandon Goldberg, Stripper At Law (@AaronBergComedy)

    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.

  • 2017 / 6 / 21
    #295: Low School (@AdamEget)

    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 what people got away with 20+ years ago. The amount of...

  • 2017 / 6 / 13
    #294: Je Zu Tin Ba De (@HeyItsChili, Nedi)

    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...

  • 2017 / 6 / 1
    #293: Greek Life (@StavComedy)

    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...

  • 2017 / 5 / 19
    #292: Cleavage Day 2017 with Legion of Skanks (@BigJayOakerson, @ComicDaveSmith, @LuisJGomez)

    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, Luis J Gomez, Big Jay Oakerson and I walked as a group...

  • 2017 / 5 / 11
    #291: Balding Eagles (@KurtMetzger, @Seanytime, @MarkNorm)

    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...

  • 2017 / 5 / 4
    #290: Cave Man (John Spies)

    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...

  • 2017 / 1 / 3
    #289: Tales of a Teenage Bedwetter (@MarkNorm)

    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...

  • 2016 / 12 / 21
    #288: Death of a Salesman (@TimJDillon)

    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 New York. Tim has hilarious stories about all of it. Fun,...

  • 2016 / 12 / 14
    #287: Big Buck Hunter (@JoeRogan)

    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...

  • 2016 / 12 / 6
    #286: Shreddin' The Gnar (@MooseFucker)

    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...

  • 2016 / 11 / 17
    #285: Allergic to Life (@ShaneComedy)

    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...

  • 2016 / 11 / 9
    #284: #BertIsFat (@BertKreischer)

    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 his side of things but most of those cases were made with a...

  • 2016 / 11 / 2
    #283: Take This Job And Shove It (@TomSegura)

    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...

  • 2016 / 10 / 27
    #282: Aunt Flo (@Aiapalucci, @Stollemcache, @AmberSmelson)

    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, about PMS, about cramps, about period diarrhea, all of it....

  • 2016 / 10 / 18
    #281: The Reyk (@AriEldjarn)

    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 first comedians, to be more precise. He and I hung out for 3...

  • 2016 / 10 / 11
    #280: I Hate Myself (@JoeListComedy)

    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...

  • 2016 / 10 / 5
    #279: Garbage Dump, USA (@SalVulcano)

    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, Italian garbage, and trash dumps. And then, I don't know how,...

  • 2016 / 9 / 27
    #278: Pigeons (@KurtMetzger, @KerenMargolis)

    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 podcast, so as soon as I got home, we made it happen. He was...

  • 2016 / 9 / 13
    #277: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost (@HenryRollins)

    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 beaten path and explore new places. I thought I liked seeing...

  • 2016 / 9 / 8
    #276: "Running" Of The Bulls (@KaiHumphries, @MiloComedy, @Daniel_Sloss)

    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 death at the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. This...

  • 2016 / 8 / 31
    #275: Open (@PhilNWang)

    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...

  • 2016 / 8 / 14
    #274: The Fringe (@JoeDerosaComedy, @AlexKealy, @AhirShah, @AlexSmithComic)

    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...

  • 2016 / 8 / 3
    #273: 2016 State of the Union Address (@ComicDaveSmith)

    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...

  • 2016 / 7 / 25
    #272: Lunch Meat (@RealJeffreyRoss)

    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...

  • 2016 / 7 / 12
    #271: Losing My Religion (@RobbieTheFire)

    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...

  • 2016 / 7 / 6
    #270: NY Pizza Party (@NotAlexis)

    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...

  • 2016 / 6 / 20
    #269: The Middle East (@NotHormones)

    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 me all the histories of the middle east and our current...

  • 2016 / 6 / 15
    #268: Live Sony Hack (@BigJayOakerson)

    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...

  • 2016 / 6 / 6
    #267: Door Guys 2 (@BobbyLeeLive)

    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...

  • 2016 / 5 / 30
    #266: Abstinicks (@NickYoussef)

    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...

  • 2016 / 5 / 19
    #265: Knife Hits in Alaska (@DanSoder)

    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...

  • 2016 / 5 / 9
    #264: Narcos (@LuisaDiezNuts)

    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 father who was pretty much CFO of Escobar's cartel. It was a...

  • 2016 / 5 / 2
    #263: Foos Fighter (@KelseyCook)

    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 comedian foosball player in theworld.She's amazing. We...

  • 2016 / 4 / 19
    #262: Cleavage Day (@GaryVider)

    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....

  • 2016 / 4 / 11
    #261: You're A Man Now (with my nephew on his Bar Mitzvah)

    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....

  • 2016 / 4 / 5
    #260: The Michael Jackson of Helping Sick Children (@SteveSimeone)

    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 been going over there all the time for over a year now. He...

  • 2016 / 3 / 30
    #259: Existence is Futile (@DuncanTrussell)

    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...

  • 2016 / 3 / 21
    #258: Psychedelia (@ShaneComedy)

    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 into psychedelia. He's been to so many different...

  • 2016 / 3 / 14
    #257: Money For Nothing (2 anonymous defense contractors)

    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...

  • 2016 / 3 / 7
    #256: Take a Hike (@TheoVon)

    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...

  • 2016 / 3 / 1
    #255: The 2016 Gay Super Bowl; The Oscars (@SchmoesKnow)

    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!...

  • 2016 / 2 / 26
    #254: Spoiler Alert 5 - Zoolander No. 2 (@Kathleen_McGee)

    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. And both times with sequels. It's a fun discussion about the...

  • 2016 / 2 / 16
    #253: Give Me A Lyft (@JMScomedy)

    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...

  • 2016 / 2 / 8
    #252: The Big C (Kelsey)

    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...

  • 2016 / 1 / 31
    #251: The Ari Shaffir Interview Part 2: The Early Years (@DanishAndOneill, @AriShaffir)

    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...

  • 2016 / 1 / 18
    Rant in the Car

    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 just skip the week, but then I thought, you know people...

  • 2016 / 1 / 12
    #250: The Ari Shaffir Interview - Later Years (@DanishAndOneill)

    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 over to two of the least capable men on the west coast and...

  • 2016 / 1 / 4
    #249: Boozapalooza (@GlitterCheese)

    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 drinking. Really good. Better than me for sure. So we talked...

  • 2015 / 12 / 30
    #248: Spoiler Alert 4: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (@MikeBlackAttack, @SteveSimeone)

    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...

  • 2015 / 12 / 16
    #247: Mickey D's (@TheMikeLawrence)

    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...

  • 2015 / 12 / 7
    #246: Phish Heads (@MikeFinoia)

    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 "final" Grateful Dead concert ever in Chicago last year. I...

  • 2015 / 11 / 30
    #245: Loose Lips Sink Ships (@MarkNorm)

    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...

  • 2015 / 11 / 11
    #244: Butterflather (@PatCoppolino)

    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 new father in episode 61. Well, it's been a few years, and I...

  • 2015 / 11 / 3
    #243: Hostel Territory (@HebertComedy)

    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...

  • 2015 / 10 / 26
    #242: A Thousand Whys to Doi (Happy Halloween)

    Happy Halloween! To celebrate the holiday, I talked to a bunch of people about the different ways they fear dying. Everybody has their little irrational fears about dying in some normal situation. Here are...

  • 2015 / 10 / 20
    #241: DMT (@CarlDonnelly)

    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...

  • 2015 / 10 / 15
    #240: Death Wish (@ChrisGethard, @NikkiGlaser, & @AllisonDore)

    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...

  • 2015 / 10 / 5
    #239: Bogans (@TheNickCody)

    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. So Nick broke it down to me. If you don't know, a bogan is...

  • 2015 / 9 / 28
    #238: Hot Cosby (@MatEdgar) Spoiler Alert #3 South Park S19.E01&02

    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...

  • 2015 / 9 / 22
    #237: Nun Of The Above (@KelliDunham)

    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 imagine living like that? Join us for a beautiful day in the park.

  • 2015 / 9 / 14
    #236: Who's Walking Whom (@GaryVider)

    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...

  • 2015 / 9 / 7
    #235: First Responder; A 9/11 Story (Cris Italia)

    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 corner when the first plane hit. By the time the second plane...

  • 2015 / 8 / 30
    #234: Shroomfest 2015; Craig Campbell is F**king Crazy (@Moosefu*ker)

    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...

  • 2015 / 8 / 24
    #233: Death of the Party (@KyleKinane)

    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...

  • 2015 / 8 / 17
    #232: The Wrestler (@ColtCabana)

    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 almost two decades. We talked about the travel, the money,...

  • 2015 / 8 / 10
    #231: State of the Union Address (@ComicDaveSmith, @AhirShah, @AlexKealy, @AlexSmithComic)

    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 country. Gay marriage was legalized, racial tension with the...

  • 2015 / 8 / 3
    #230: Unconservative and Incorrect (@NickDipaolo)

    Nick Dipaolo met me at my apartment to talk about how he's not a conservative and how Libertarians feel about conservativism and political correctness. Fun podcast and I finished it only minutes before I...

  • 2015 / 7 / 27
    #229: Lisa Lisa (@Wayne Rada)

    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.

  • 2015 / 7 / 21
    #228: That's Clearly A Travel (@JosephVecsey)

    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...

  • 2015 / 7 / 13
    #227: The Herp (@JoeListComedy)

    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 everything you wanted to know abou tit. If you already have...

  • 2015 / 7 / 6
    #226: Bonnaroo; The Opposite of Charleston (@MarkNorm, @BigJayOakerson, @DanSoder, @MichelleIsAWolf, and @IanEdwardsComic, Tristan, Hannah, Anonymous, Hannah, & Jordan)

    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 time. I was riding high on it for weeks afterwards, and I'm so...

  • 2015 / 6 / 29
    #225: Vagina Turkey Baster (@RachelJSimmons)

    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. A few years ago, Rachel got knocked up the modern way, by...

  • 2015 / 6 / 23
    #224: Take Me Out To The Ball Game (@PaulMorrissey)

    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 there. We started on the walk to the subway, continued on the...

  • 2015 / 6 / 16
    #223: Palsy (@DaveyWester1, @IanEdwardsComic, @TheZaraMizrahi)

    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...

  • 2015 / 6 / 8
    #222: Mop This Way (@Derek1Gaines)

    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:...

  • 2015 / 6 / 2
    #221: Mistu Softu (@TurnerBSparks)

    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...

  • 2015 / 5 / 26
    #220: Gift of Garble (@BigJayOakerson

    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...

  • 2015 / 5 / 18
    #219: Khob Khun Krap (@PeteeC)

    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 couldn't even fit it into one episode. So we just talked...

  • 2015 / 5 / 11
    #218: Spoiler Alert 2 - Whiplash (@SamMorril)

    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...

  • 2015 / 5 / 3
    #217: Rocket Man (@FahimAnwar)

    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...

  • 2015 / 4 / 27
    #216: Tenement (Nick Mullen)

    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. We talked all about it and got into some existential stuff...

  • 2015 / 4 / 20
    #215: Thicker Than Water (@SteveSimeone)

    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...

  • 2015 / 4 / 13
    #214: No J No Way (@RickIngraham

    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 when we found places to get high. A real, multiple time every...

  • 2015 / 4 / 6
    #213: 2 Years a Slave (@MadFlavor)

    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 to bridge the worlds he was in between this 2 year old...

  • 2015 / 3 / 31
    #212: Unpopular (@ThisDavidTaylor)

    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 to talk to him about it for years. And now I got the...

  • 2015 / 3 / 23
    #211: NASCArmo (@SamTripoli)

    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 sports podcast (Punch Drunk Sports) we figured we should...

  • 2015 / 3 / 16
    #210: Weirdo (@BrentWeinbach)

    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...

  • 2015 / 3 / 10
    #209 Tennis, Anyone? (@MichaelKosta)

    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...

  • 2015 / 3 / 3
    #208: Pad Thai (@GeoffKeith)

    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...

  • 2015 / 2 / 24
    #207: Cup o' Joe (@NickYoussef)

    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 records, thrift store clothes, and coffee. He's become kind...

  • 2015 / 2 / 16
    @206: The 2015 Gay Super Bowl; The Oscars (@SchmoesKnow)

    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...

  • 2015 / 2 / 9
    #205: Bound (@GwenMedia)

    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, which is way different than that job would be in Game of...

  • 2015 / 2 / 2
    #204: Rasslin' (@TheMikeLawrence, @SteveSimeone)

    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 comics who loves wrestling on a non-ironic level and he's...

  • 2015 / 1 / 26
    #203: Prison Rules (@Ali_Speaks)

    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 6 years locked away with some of the most violent criminals...

  • 2015 / 1 / 19
    #202: On Race (@GodfreyComedian)

    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...

  • 2015 / 1 / 16
    #201: Paid Regular (@AriShaffir)

    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 I'll be filming my special in the Original Room. This was...

  • 2015 / 1 / 12
    #200: Potluck (@DanishAndOneill, @FahimAnwar, @AriShaffir)

    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 Comedy Store known as potluck. It was a parade of lunatics....

  • 2015 / 1 / 6
    #199: Noma (@RobertKelly)

    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...

  • 2014 / 12 / 30
    SA #1: Happy New Year (@Kathleen_McGee)

    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...

  • 2014 / 12 / 22
    #198: A Very Jewish Christmas (@DanNaturman)

    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 people who would have been used as the star on a Christmas tree...

  • 2014 / 12 / 16
    #197: Injection Protection (Morgan Black)

    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...

  • 2014 / 12 / 8
    #196: Far and Away (@NickDipaolo)

    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 sticks of Westchester. Nick is from Boston, lived in New York...

  • 2014 / 12 / 1
    #195: BackWords (@LizMiele)

    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...

  • 2014 / 11 / 24
    #194 Tits_McGee (@Kathleen_McGee)

    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.

  • 2014 / 11 / 17
    #193: Shiny Happy Jihad (@JoeRogan)

    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...

  • 2014 / 11 / 11
    #192: The Unicorn Whisperer (Christine Marie Evans)

    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...

  • 2014 / 11 / 4
    #191: Remember This (@SteveSimeone)

    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 tomorrow. I begged him to do this with me and he was cool...

  • 2014 / 10 / 27
    #190: Candyman Candyman Candyman (@DeanDelray)

    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...

  • 2014 / 10 / 20
    #189: Catastrophic Alcoholic (@TheTeeb)

    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 relapsed and now he can't stop drinking. So we talked about...

  • 2014 / 10 / 13
    #188: KMOQ: (@DanSoder)

    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 life. From then on it was just him and his mother. So we...

  • 2014 / 10 / 7
    #187: American Werehoser in London (@Escariot)

    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...

  • 2014 / 9 / 29
    #186: Das Juden (@LouisKatz

    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 own perspective on it, so it was nice to hear what another...

  • 2014 / 9 / 22
    #185: Kiss the Cook (@ThisDavidTaylor)

    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...

  • 2014 / 9 / 15
    #184: Yellowman (@ShengWangTime, @BigJayOakerson)

    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 Chinatown, and then it just becomes a whole podcast about...

  • 2014 / 9 / 8
    #183: Popo (@MarkDemayo)

    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 conversation. I asked him a ton of questions about what being...

  • 2014 / 9 / 1
    #182: Are You Concert Experienced (@NickYoussef)

    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...

  • 2014 / 8 / 25
    #181: It's A Match (@Walkinsauce)

    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 past with Sam Tripoli, deportation and we pretty much just...

  • 2014 / 8 / 18
    #180: Haole 5-0 (@JonahRay)

    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....

  • 2014 / 8 / 10
    #179: A Fun Guy (@DuncanTrussell)

    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!...

  • 2014 / 8 / 4
    #178: Mandingo (@DanteNero)

    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...

  • 2014 / 7 / 28
    #177: Hand Raped at Scissorpoint (@AlMadrigal, @KurtMetzger, @BrodyIsMeFriend, @JohnHeffron)

    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...

  • 2014 / 7 / 21
    #176: The Making of an Adult J Degenerate (@LuisJGomez)

    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...

  • 2014 / 7 / 14
    #175: Sir Fuxalot (@MarkNorm)

    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...

  • 2014 / 7 / 7
    #174: Drug Kurtel (@KurtMetzger, @KerenMargolis, Winston, @AriShaffir

    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...

  • 2014 / 6 / 30
    #173: Beijingaling (@DesBishop, @ComicDaveSmith)

    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...

  • 2014 / 6 / 23
    #172: Begrudgingly Domesticated (@Jason23Nash)

    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 marriage onstage. It was nice to get a good honest negative view...

  • 2014 / 6 / 16
    #171: Lights Off (@BillyWayneDavis)

    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 of it. I held on to this one for so long because much like...

  • 2014 / 6 / 9
    #170: HIV for Victory (@JeffScott101

    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, how it's affected his life, how he's been treated by...

  • 2014 / 6 / 2
    #169: Blacklanta (@ComedienneMsPat, @BigJayOakerson)

    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...

  • 2014 / 5 / 27
    #168: Bert Bert Bert (@BertKreischer)

    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...

  • 2014 / 5 / 19
    #167: Swing and a Miss (@Attell, @BigJayOakerson, @KurtMetzger)

    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...

  • 2014 / 5 / 13
    #166: Open and Shut (@AndyHaynes, @SteveRannazzisi, @SteveSimeone)

    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...

  • 2014 / 5 / 5
    #165: Queen of the Blow Job (@KatieManzella)

    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...

  • 2014 / 4 / 29
    #164: Hip Hop Slop Shop (@PeteDavidson, @BrickStoneNews)

    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...

  • 2014 / 4 / 21
    #163: Little (@FunnyBrad, @TonyHinchcliffe, @SarahTiana)

    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...

  • 2014 / 4 / 14
    #162: 1 Year in New York (@DougBenson)

    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...

  • 2014 / 4 / 8
    #161: AIDSycle (@NickYoussef)

    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...

  • 2014 / 3 / 31
    #160: Around the World (@SarahTiana, @SteveSimeone

    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...

  • 2014 / 3 / 24
    #159: Thrilled (@TomSegura)

    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,...

  • 2014 / 3 / 17
    #158: Thin Skinned Comedy Fucker (@JoeDerosaComedy)

    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 percieved slight and so we had to deal with that fire before we...

  • 2014 / 3 / 10
    #157: Divorce, of Course (@JacobSirof & @SherrySirof)

    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. First I went to Moshe Kasher's old place where Jacob is...

  • 2014 / 3 / 3
    #156: Daddy Dearest (@BrandtTobler)

    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...

  • 2014 / 2 / 24
    #155: The 2014 Gay Super Bowl; The Oscars (@SchmoesKnow)

    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...

  • 2014 / 2 / 18
    #154: Specials (Jonas Larsen)

    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,...

  • 2014 / 2 / 11
    #153: Love (@DuncanTrussell)

    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...

  • 2014 / 2 / 3
    #152: The Streetz, USA (Doc Willis)

    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, 14) he was in a gang and sold drugs to make a living. We go...

  • 2014 / 1 / 27
    #151: Ass Burger (@AutisticThunder)

    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...

  • 2014 / 1 / 21
    #150: Door Guy 3 (@DanishAndOneill)

    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 lot of us had and each era of door guy was different. This...

  • 2014 / 1 / 13
    #149: Doctor Doctor (Dr. Steve Graham, @JeremyHornElite

    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...

  • 2014 / 1 / 6
    #2014: Revenge for the Holocaust

    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 of in comedy. Discussing a standup recording the way an...

  • 2013 / 12 / 30
    #148: Flip, Flop, Fuck (@MyqKaplan)

    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 polyamory. Myq used to be super into the poly side of it for...

  • 2013 / 12 / 23
    #147: Closet Case (@KevinMeaney)

    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 he did it. This was such a great podcast. He was open and...

  • 2013 / 12 / 16
    #146: Collabrorectors (@BarnesBros, a film crew, Kim Barnes)

    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...

  • 2013 / 12 / 9
    #145: Son of the Mob (@BarryRothbart)

    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...

  • 2013 / 12 / 4
    #144: The Dont Worry about Lawsuits makeup episode (@PaulMorrissey MyNextDoorNeighbor @AriShaffir)

    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 original podcast because people are little beeitches...

  • 2013 / 11 / 25
    #142: Gender Bender (@LaurenHennessy)

    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....

  • 2013 / 11 / 18
    #141: Happiness (@SteveSimeone)

    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...

  • 2013 / 11 / 11
    #140: Street Aht (@CallumPreston)

    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...

  • 2013 / 11 / 5
    #139: Farmboy (@Wil_Anderson)

    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...

  • 2013 / 10 / 28
    #138: Black Friday (@JCAlvarado1, @MatEdgar)

    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...

  • 2013 / 10 / 21
    #137: Care What You Wear (@KevinGChristy, @NickYoussef)

    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...

  • 2013 / 10 / 14
    #136: You Can't Live With 'Em, You Can't Live Without 'Em (@NealBrennan, @NickYoussef)

    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...

  • 2013 / 10 / 11
    Cabo Bonus Episode (@MrJimFlorentine, @BretErnst, Mexican Dirt Weed, @AriShaffir)

    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...

  • 2013 / 10 / 7
    #135: Loudmouth (@BretErnst)

    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...

  • 2013 / 9 / 30
    #134: Maniac (@JFodComedy)

    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....

  • 2013 / 9 / 23
    #133: Fuck the Government (with @ComicDaveSmith)

    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 devout libertarian and he knows a lot more of the facts than I...

  • 2013 / 9 / 16
    #132: N'awlins (@MrSeanPatton)

    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...

  • 2013 / 9 / 9
    #131: 1-900-You-Suck (@1GlitterGoddess, @BigJayOakerson @AriShaffir)

    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...

  • 2013 / 9 / 2
    #130: Whatever Doesn't Kill You (@WhitneyCummings, @BillyWayneDavis)

    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 sitcom, and as a child of an alcoholic. I had no idea she felt...

  • 2013 / 8 / 27
    #129: A Brownie A Day Keeps The Doctor... Wait, What Are We Talking About Again?

    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, lolipops, nuts, and popcorn you can find in California. We...

  • 2013 / 8 / 19
    #128: Boozer (@BertKreischer, @JoeRogan, @AriShaffir, @RickyLundell)

    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 part of his life, and where he stand with it now. It was a...

  • 2013 / 8 / 12
    #127: The Rosa Parks of White Atheist High School Sophomores and boyfriends that look like Lucas Hirl (@JessicaAhlquist)

    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 walls of her public school. She's an amazing woman and her...

  • 2013 / 8 / 5
    #126: Bag Man (@CortMcCown)

    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. It's the golf equivalent to being a ball boy. But way cooler...

  • 2013 / 7 / 29
    #125: @DadBoner (Mike Burns, Karl Welzein)

    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 the old Deathsquad days. He's hilarious and I'm glad he had a...

  • 2013 / 7 / 22
    #124: Rape & Eggs (@Kathleen_McGee)

    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...

  • 2013 / 7 / 15
    #123: You Know What Dad (@RobertKelly)

    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 had a nice discussion about what it was like. It was nice...

  • 2013 / 7 / 8
    #122: Exspecially Cutting: (@JustyDodge)

    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...

  • 2013 / 7 / 1
    #121: Big Babies (@BigJayOakerson)

    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...

  • 2013 / 6 / 25
    #120: Shroomfest 2013 (@MatEdgar, @PeteeC, @TonyHinchcliffe)

    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,...

  • 2013 / 6 / 18
    #119: Mud Master (Don Barris, Mary Jane Green, Wiki)

    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 wrestling nights over there for years way before I met him....

  • 2013 / 6 / 3
    #117: Ain't No Sister Wife (@StevieRyan)

    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...

  • 2013 / 5 / 28
    #116: 'Cid Down and Shut Up (Brendon Burns)

    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...

  • 2013 / 5 / 20
    #115: Heroin - Down In A Hole (Donovan Pee)

    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 drug addicted blocks in North America. He was involved with...

  • 2013 / 5 / 14
    #114: Rounders (John Caparulo, Jamie Caparulo, Ari Shaffir)

    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 poker at casinos. He introduced it to Steve Rannazzisi and me...

  • 2013 / 5 / 6
    #113: Lefty Liberty (@Jimmy_Dore, @MatEdgar, @AriShafir, George Carlin)

    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 become increasingly angrier about how little representation the...

  • 2013 / 4 / 29
    #112: Ramblin Man (@_TomRhodes)

    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...

  • 2013 / 4 / 22
    #111: The Closet (@ChipPope)

    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...

  • 2013 / 4 / 15
    #110: Klepto (@MatEdgar, Josh Martin, Ari Shaffir)

    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...

  • 2013 / 4 / 8
    #22: Holocaust (Nat Shaffir)

    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 growing up, so I'm glad I got a chance to hear him say it. This...

  • 2013 / 4 / 1
    #109: Lady Heroin: What Are You Asking Me For? (Jesse, Joey @MadFlavor Diaz)

    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 how heroin makes you feel and how much pull it can have on...

  • 2013 / 3 / 25
    #108: Sex Monkey (@ChrisRyanPhD)

    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...

  • 2013 / 3 / 19
    #107: Frenchie le Poo-Poo (Mike Ward @MikeWardCA)

    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...

  • 2013 / 3 / 11
    #106: Find Your Dry Hump (@KevinGChristy)

    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...

  • 2013 / 3 / 4
    #105: Going Blind (@TomSegura)

    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 about making their penises shoot out loads of semen. And then...

  • 2013 / 2 / 25
    #104: The Art of War (Greg Jackson, Ari Shaffir, @KevinGChristy)

    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 comics will handle different situations. After some time he...

  • 2013 / 2 / 18
    #103: Oscar the Grouch (Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis, Faizon Love, Pauly Shore, Ari Shaffir)

    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...

  • 2013 / 2 / 14
    #102: The Ones Who Hurt Me (Doug Benson, Marc & Brian from Chill, Bike Tour, Homeless Man, Ari Shaffir)

    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. The ones who you couldn't shake from your heart. It was a...

  • 2013 / 2 / 12
    #101: Prank Tank (Jim Florentine)

    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...

  • 2013 / 2 / 7
    #100: Deliverance (Ryan O'Neill, Jeff Danis, George Saint Pierre, Nate Diaz, Ari Shaffir)

    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...

  • 2013 / 2 / 4
    #99: Scrappy Doo (Greg Fitzsimmons)

    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 know each other and then one is punching the other, fights....

  • 2013 / 1 / 28
    #98: Road Rage (Don Barris, Mary Jane Green, Ari Shaffir)

    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...

  • 2013 / 1 / 21
    #97: Vegetable Face (Mac Danzig)

    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...

  • 2013 / 1 / 14
    #96: Hemorrhoad Trip (Brent Weinbach)

    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...

  • 2013 / 1 / 7
    #95: Childless (Dom Irrera)

    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...

  • 2012 / 12 / 31
    #94: Sex: Take It Or Leave It (Dov Davidoff)

    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 of a compulsion. Anyway, it was a fun conversation. Join us.

  • 2012 / 12 / 26
    #93b: Noobier (Steve Lemme, Kevin Hefffernan

    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...

  • 2012 / 12 / 24
    #93a: Noobs (Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Ari Shaffir)

    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 to somebody about it for a long time, but those comics are...

  • 2012 / 12 / 17
    #92: Caddyshack (Greg Fitzsimmons, Steve Simeone, Greg's hyper dog)

    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. It's a strange community and it was an enexpected treat to...

  • 2012 / 12 / 10
    #91: Good Fatitude

    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 she's made a decision to let it all go to waste. I don't think...

  • 2012 / 12 / 3
    #90: Banks Suck (Tom Brady)

    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...

  • 2012 / 11 / 26
    #89: Shocking (Claire Brosseau)

    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...

  • 2012 / 11 / 19
    #88: Er Ah, Sports (Bill Burr)

    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...

  • 2012 / 11 / 12
    #87: Mended Heart - a Love Scam follow up (Sarah Tiana)

    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 73, on which this is based. She's doing a lot better now....

  • 2012 / 11 / 5
    #86: God (Steve Simeone, Steve Rannazzisi, Jesus)

    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,...

  • 2012 / 10 / 30
    #85: Totally Pauly (Pauly Shore)

    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 Comedy Store. He was a 12 year old in the middle of the madness....

  • 2012 / 10 / 22
    #84: Monsters of Comedy (Sam Tripoli, Jason Rouse, Chris Neff, Ari Shaffir

    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 on 2 years prior. It was one of the funnest months of my...

  • 2012 / 10 / 16
    #83b: Magic Mike (Mike Young)

    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...

  • 2012 / 10 / 15
    #83a: Magic Mike (Mike Young)

    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 really can't quite imagine. He's magic. Magic Mike.

  • 2012 / 10 / 11
    The League Season 4 Premier Audio Book Party (Steve Rannazzisi)

    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 podcast on our way to promote the new season of The League...

  • 2012 / 10 / 8
    #82: Where Brooklyn At (Dwayne Perkins, Ari Shaffir, Old Neighbor Lady)

    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...

  • 2012 / 10 / 3
    #81: Sam Kinison (Don Barris, Mary Jane, Airy Shiyfer)

    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...

  • 2012 / 10 / 1
    #80: Chester the Molester (Dale Dudley)

    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 matter. This is a really good, honest, and funny podcast....

  • 2012 / 9 / 25
    #79b: We Are Anonymous (@Anonyphant & @Star_Fawkes)

    @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....

  • 2012 / 9 / 24
    #79a: We Are Anonymous (Luke Harder, Star_Fawkes)

    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.

  • 2012 / 9 / 22
    #78: The Tom Segura CD Release Party (Brendon Walsh, Tom Segura, Duncan Trussell, Ari Shaffir)

    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 tuned up so the whole conversation was relatively...

  • 2012 / 9 / 17
    #77: Very Very Very Fine House (Kevin Christy, Steve Rannazzisi, Ari Shaffir)

    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...

  • 2012 / 9 / 13
    Comedy Talk (Kevin Shea)

    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 of time so we never got into anything specific. So enjoy the...

  • 2012 / 9 / 10
    #76: Ego (Bert Kreischer)

    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...

  • 2012 / 9 / 3
    #75: No-No Words (Kurt Metzger, Keren Margolis, Ari Shaffir)

    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 time the issue comes up. He gets so angry. I love it. Keren...

  • 2012 / 8 / 29
    #74b: P-O-R-N Porn Porn Porn (Yoshi Obayashi)

    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...

  • 2012 / 8 / 27
    #74a: P-O-R-N Porn! porn! porn! (Yoshi Obayashi)

    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...

  • 2012 / 8 / 20
    #73: Love Scam (Sarah Tiana)

    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...

  • 2012 / 8 / 16
    More Talk with a Black Guy (Al Jackson)

    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...

  • 2012 / 8 / 13
    #72: Shut-in-edness (Stevie Ryan, Ari Shaffir)

    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...

  • 2012 / 8 / 6
    #71: Menage Blah (Kurt Metzger, Karen Margolis)

    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 and Sade are BFFs. And Sade and Kurt have sex. So we...

  • 2012 / 7 / 30
    #70: Funny Girl (Bonnie McFarlane)

    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...

  • 2012 / 7 / 23
    #69: Monoganick (Nick Thune)

    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 getting laid than Nick. So for him to only bone one girl...

  • 2012 / 7 / 17
    #68b: Blacks (Al Jackson)

    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.

  • 2012 / 7 / 16
    #68: Colored People (Al Jackson)

    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...

  • 2012 / 7 / 9
    #67: Cuts Like a Knife

    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 spent multiple stints in rehab facilities to try and...

  • 2012 / 7 / 2
    #66: Shitbag (Johnny Pemberton)

    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 Johnny. To him, every dump is a blessing. A smelly, smelly...

  • 2012 / 6 / 26
    #65b: Refinancing the Loan Zone (Andrew Themeles)

    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...

  • 2012 / 6 / 25
    #65a: Loan Zone (Andrew Themeles, Ari Shaffir, DJ, TMZ, Josh Martin)

    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 and watched all the madness on Sunset during our...

  • 2012 / 6 / 18
    #64: Diabeetus (Rick Ingraham)

    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 for the last half decade or so and recently found out that...

  • 2012 / 6 / 11
    #63: Drug Buddy (Brendon Walsh, Truffle, Ari Shaffir)

    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 forefathers had in mind when they killed the Indians over the...

  • 2012 / 6 / 7
    #62: LA Story (Cort McCown, Steve Rannazzisi, Ari Shaffir)

    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 was younger. He boned women I could only dream of. And a few...

  • 2012 / 6 / 4
    Podcast on a Plane (Joe Rogan, Ari Shaffir)

    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...

  • 2012 / 6 / 1
    #61b: But Wait, There's More (Patrick Coppolino, Manolis Zontanos, Ari Shaffir)

    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 during the first podcast. Manolis Zontanos is there to help...

  • 2012 / 5 / 28
    #61* Babies Having Babies (Patrick Coppolino)

    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 get an abortion but nothing worked. Let this be an...

  • 2012 / 5 / 21
    #60: Livin' the Dream (Manolis Zontanos)

    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 sad and funny and intriguing all at the same time.

  • 2012 / 5 / 16
    #59b: Fat (Ralphie May)

    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...

  • 2012 / 5 / 14
    #59a: Fat (Ralphie May)

    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...

  • 2012 / 5 / 7
    #58: Stuntman (Tait Fletcher)

    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 Lee, Master P and how horrible actresses are.

  • 2012 / 4 / 30
    #57: Parenthoodwinked (with Joey Diaz)

    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 amazing. He's so honest and colorful, I could just sit and listen...

  • 2012 / 4 / 24
    #56b: Gayest Podcast Ever (the gayer part)

    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 gay. If you're Christian, you probably shouldn't listen to it....

  • 2012 / 4 / 23
    56a: Gayest Podcast Ever (Justin Martindale, Shawn Halpin)

    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...

  • 2012 / 4 / 16
    #55: Radio Days (Frazer Smith, David Taylor, Ari Shaffir)

    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...

  • 2012 / 4 / 9
    #54: Casual Sex (Sarah Tiana)

    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...

  • 2012 / 4 / 2
    #53: Give Peace a Chance (Danny Lobell

    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...

  • 2012 / 3 / 26
    #52: Crazy Train (Christina Pazsitzky)

    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...

  • 2012 / 3 / 19
    #51: Road Trip (Mat Edgar, Tony Hinchcliffe, Ari Shaffir)

    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 Company, and we decided to take you guys along with us. We...

  • 2012 / 3 / 12
    #50: Buddhism (Duncan Trussell)

    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...

  • 2012 / 3 / 5
    #49: Adult Breakup (Jayson Thibault, Steve Rannazzisi, Ari Shaffir)

    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 all, so don't worry about that. We just covered what it...

  • 2012 / 2 / 28
    #48: Musical Looper (Dean Delray)

    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...

  • 2012 / 2 / 20
    #47: Hollywood Bowl (Joey Diaz)

    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 managed to get his start. Joey has been making a living as an...

  • 2012 / 2 / 13
    #46: Artsy Fartsy (Ashley Snow Macomber)

    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...

  • 2012 / 1 / 30
    #44: Autistic Brother (with Mike Recine)

    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.

  • 2012 / 1 / 23
    #43: Software Millionare (David Taylor)

    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...

  • 2012 / 1 / 18
    #42: I Love the 80s (Jon Reep, John Heffron, Brutus, Ruby, Genta Reep, Ari Shaffir)

    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...

  • 2012 / 1 / 16
    #41: Last Comic Standing (Jon Reep, John Heffron, Ari Shaffir)

    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....

  • 2012 / 1 / 9
    #40: Prostitutti Frutti (Miss X)

    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...

  • 2012 / 1 / 2
    #39: The Ding Dong Show (Don Barris)

    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 and go. It's one of the wildest things in Hollywood.

  • 2011 / 12 / 26
    #38: Handsome & Handsomer (Jeff Dye, Geoff Keith)

    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...

  • 2011 / 12 / 19
    #37: The Nuthouse (Steven Brody Stevens)

    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...

  • 2011 / 12 / 12
    #36: Edumacation (Jeremy Horwitz, David Taylor, Ari Shaffir)

    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 a student. There's actually a lot more to the job than...

  • 2011 / 12 / 5
    #35: The Jew, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Moshe Kasher)

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

  • 2011 / 12 / 2
    Bonus Material with Paul Morrissey

    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 sided argument about the problems with continuing membership in...

  • 2011 / 11 / 30
    #34: Sports Machine (Paul Morrissey)

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

  • 2011 / 11 / 27
    #33 Playin' Bas-ket-baaaall (Paul Morrissey)

    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 an extra features episode. I'm only going to break up...

  • 2011 / 11 / 21
    #32: Hollywood Director (Neal Brennan)

    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 an actual Hollywood movie. It's pretty cool. We covered that...

  • 2011 / 11 / 17
    #31b The Cleanup part 2 (Tony Hinchcliffe, Mat Edgar, Ari Shaffir, Couches)

    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...

  • 2011 / 11 / 14
    #31 The Cleanup part 1 (Mat Edgar, Tony Hinchcliffe, Ari Shaffir)

    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....

  • 2011 / 11 / 7
    #30 Fatherhood (Al Madrigal

    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...

  • 2011 / 10 / 31
    #29: Suicide (Jenn Cole)

    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 intrigued by suicide that I just ended up wanted to know all...

  • 2011 / 10 / 24
    #28 Persistence (Steve Simeone)

    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 as long as I’ve been in Los Angeles. I didn’t quite...

  • 2011 / 10 / 17
    #27 Censorship (Joe Rogan, Ari Shaffir)

    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...

  • 2011 / 10 / 10
    #26: Goin' Crazy (Steve Agee)

    Steve Agee talks mental disorders.

  • 2011 / 10 / 3
    #25: Comic Books (Mike Lawrence)

    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...

  • 2011 / 9 / 28
    #24: Religiot (Kurt Metzger, Ari Shaffir, Dog)

    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...