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Day 28 - Megan Cavanagh

I've loved all my previous guests but as of right now this one takes the cake. Megan Cavanagh is so, so fucking funny and just an absolute pleasure to talk to I didn't want it to end. We cover everything, stories from League of Their Own, For Richer or P...

Artist

Day 27 - Steve Breen

When I was a kid I wanted to be two things when I grew up. A comedian and a cartoonist. For a very long time I thought cartooning was going to be my main focus and one of my inspirations in that field was Steve Breen. He was living in NJ at the time and ...

Music

Day 26 - Hannah Joy

The Middle Kids' lead singer/songwriter, Hannah Joy joins me to talk about life in Australia, going to High School in Maryland, surviving this pandemic, her new album "Today We're The Greatest", becoming a mom, never performing in Jersey (we're gonna fix...

Music

Day 25 - Art Alexakis

Everclear's lead singer Art Alexakis hangs out with us in one of the most chill interviews I've had so far on the show. He talks candidly about finding out he has MS, his new single Hot Water Test, and goes in depth with our producer Tom Banis, whose wif...

Comedy

Day 24 - Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe's a true comedy hero of mine. He started out in stand-up, worked the clubs and the road, and switched gears into writing on some of my favorite TV shows, Futurama being my all time favorite. But besides all that his new book "It's a Funny Thing...

Comedy

Day 23 - Cathy Ladman

Loved getting to talk to Cathy Ladman about her stand-up days, who her comedy crew was and still is, how she made her way into acting with some of the greats, how Nichols and May influenced her comedy, and some advice for younger comics coming up tod...

Comedy

Day 22 - Mark Brazil

Mark and I have zero trouble finding the words to describe the last administration, the past year under lock down, and our complete and utter distaste for how the Dems are and probably will be fucking us for the next four years with a little hope for sma...

Artist

Day 21 - John Romita Jr

One of the best parts about doing these interviews is getting to meet people I've admired for years. The other is finding out they're incredibly humble and a blast to talk to. John's been my favorite comic book artist since I was a kid, and that's who I ...

Actor

Day 20 - Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell has been fighting for people who cannot fight for themselves long before he was ever famous. In this two part interview we deep dive into his road to activism, both at home and abroad, the causes he's passionate about, personal struggles, gr...

Comedy

Day 19 - Billy Van Zandt

Talking with someone who has spent their entire life writing, and creating and doing it successfully will only leave you wanting to know more about them. Which is exactly what it was like getting to speak with Billy Van Zandt. I got the pleasure to speak...

Music

Day 18 - David Champion

David Champion joins John on the show to talk about touring with his brother as CHAMPS, some road stories, Ana De Armas and 3000 Miles, sibling comradery, guilty music pleasures, pandemic habits and the state of the world. If by the end of this episode a...

Actor

Day 17 - Bobby Costanzo

Bobby is a joy to speak to and one of the best character actors in the business! He talks to John about how he was one of handful of New York guys that moved out west to act, How Joey Pantoliano introduced him to his wife, comparing tough guys in the nei...

Comedy

Day 16 - Rob Bartlett

Rob Bartlett. That's the description. What more does anyone need? He's done it all! Performing in an improv group with Eddie Murphy, touring all over the country doing stand-up, starring on Broadway with Daniel Radcliffe, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, ...

Comedy

Day 15 - Tommy Chong

The great Tommy Chong talks to John about loving house arrest, how he started as a musician working for Barry Gordy, knowing when he was going to marry his wife, being part of a comedy duo and an actor, his Mount Rushmore of smokers and how he’s “not rea...

Music

Day 14 - Greg Gilmore

Greg talks about his first band in high school, the Punk scene in Seattle, why he couldn’t live in LA, the Dead Kennedy’s, living with Duff McKagan, his new album release from The Living,  and how he’s not a fart! Enjoy!

Comedy

Day 13 - Camilla Cleese

Any time spent with a good friend, even when it's virtual, is time well spent. And if that friend is Camilla Cleese you just can't put a price on it. The hour goes by way too fast and the tangents are numerous and the stories about her time spent as ...

Comedy

Day 12 - Frank Conniff

Frank and John catch each other up on the joys of being cat owners during quarantine, pandemic deniers, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Sirius Radio, what a fat piece of shit Chris Christie is, and how a snake oil salesman like Dr Oz got to host Jeopardy. ...

Comedy

Day 11 - Dex Carvey

Dex Carvey talks to John about being an early Twitch pioneer, setting up and producing his Dad’s podcast, how covid caused some weight gain and how Weight Watchers helped him take it off, Standup, corporate gigs and they get into a bunch of fun conspirac...

Music

Day 10 - Keith Roberts

Lead Singer of the Young Dubliners - Keith talks to John about how they got their name, band mates, performing the day before the world shut down, working with some of his favorite bands, Irish politics and his love for comedy. Enjoy!

Comedy

Day 9 - Eric D’Alessandro

Eric talks to John about testing material on Instagram, building his fan base, moving to Austin, Texas and how social media is ruining our brains and of course, being Italian.

Comedy

Day 8 - Allan Stephan

Allan talks to John about the “real” Comedy Store, wild nights on the road, his time with Sam Kinison, his lifelong comedy buddy Carl LaBove, writing and producing Arli$$, Roseanne, and doesn’t hold back on some of the comedy greats he loves and hate...

Comedy

Day 7 - Bobby Slayton

The legendary Pitbull Of Comedy, Bobby Slayton is in hilarious and rare form all thanks to John giving him the wrong link for tonight’s show. John and Bobby talk about Standup, the road, levels of success, what makes someone a legend and how this is ...

Music

Day 6 - Joe Travers

John and special co-host Brian Brodeur talk to Joe Travers about his life touring with Zappa, Duran Duran, The Motels, and his current position as the official Zappa Archivist.

Comedy

Day 5 - Carl Gottlieb

John talks to Carl about his incredibly smooth transition into show business, his badass easy rider style motorcycle days, working with and befriending Steve Martin, The Smothers Brothers, Carl Reiner, Steven Spielberg and of course - JAWS!