World News Center: Getting to know your bathroom

In our weekly chat with Bill McCormick from the World News Center, we discuss getting to know our bathrooms intimately during the current nasty flu outbreak, and then segue seamlessly into a look at 2018′s upcoming superhero movies.   Plus: Ninja Turtle murder porn, the death of pinball, and Bill babysits my kids.

 

Harry Lloyd

Harry Lloyd called in to discuss his role in”Counterpart,” premiering Sunday night (1/21) at 8/7c on Starz. We discussed the challenge of playing an espionage agent in two different worlds, working with the amazing J.K. Simmons, and why British actors can sound more American than actual Americans.

A.J. Finn

woman in the windowA.J .Finn has written one of the most anticipated novels of all time in “The Woman In The Window,” which is already set to become a major motion picture.  We talked about the amazing pre-publication buzz, signing for a seven figure sum, how vintage movie posters inspired the book’s cover, and dodging novelist groupies.

World News Center: The Many Uses of Firefly Juice

Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center to share news about MIT Scientists making trees out of fireflies.   Will hipsters start organic firefly farms to produce cruelty-free free range fair trade firefly juice? Plus:  Ozone attacks carbon monoxide, stopping a potential carob invasion, and becoming Aquaman.

Bob Harper

super carbBob Harper called in to discuss his new book “The Super Carb Diet.”  Using Bob’s advice from a previous appearance on the show (fill your plate with vegetables, then fill in with your protein and your good carbs), along with exercising, I was able to lose 30 pounds.  Bob talked about carbs vs. “carbage,” the importance of a balanced diet, why sleep truly is important to your health, and two things you must own.

Tommy Wiseau

the roomTommy Wiseau called in to talk about a special screening of “The Room” in theaters nationwide from Fathom Events on January 10th at 8pm.  We discussed the success of the film, his new projects, and how a broadway musical version of “The Room” is in the works.

End-of-the-Year Spectacular Cavalcade of Giggles Plugfest 2017 Part 1: Scott Aukerman

PLUGFESTOn The Big Wakeup Call’s End-of-the-Year Spectacular Cavalcade of Giggles Plugfest 2017, I chat with some of my favorite guests and close, personal friends who wouldn’t dream of taking such a tender occasion to plug their projects. First to call in was my very good pal Scott Aukerman,  marking his 9th appearance on the show.   We discussed secret identities, a name change for Comedy Bang Bang, Scott talking less about himself on the show, looking back on 2017 and ahead to 2018, and exactly how much money Scott made on 2017.  Maybe it’s just me, but for me, this was a fun interview.

 

End-of-the-Year Spectacular Cavalcade of Giggles Plugfest 2017 Part 2: Ben Gleib

PLUGFESTOn The Big Wakeup Call’s End-of-the-Year Spectacular Cavalcade of Giggles Plugfest 2017, I chat with some of my favorite guests and close, personal friends who wouldn’t dream of taking such a tender occasion to plug their projects.  My next call was from my dear old friend Ben Gleib, joining the 5-timers club on the show.  We talked about our wild night at the Cubs-Dodgers playoff game, Ben’s highlight of 2017, shooting down a heckler protesting human rights, a potential late-night version of Idiotest, and our regular winner-take-all Pictionary matches. Ben also just briefly mentioned his upcoming tour and podcast.

End-of-the-Year Spectacular Cavalcade of Giggles Plugfest 2017 Part 3: Dylan Brody

PLUGFESTOn The Big Wakeup Call’s End-of-the-Year Spectacular Cavalcade of Giggles Plugfest 2017, I chat with some of my favorite guests and close, personal friends who wouldn’t dream of taking such a tender occasion to plug their projects.  Also calling in was one of my best friends from way back when, Dylan Brody.  We talked about our controversial, offensive snorkeling trip, furniture-eating dogs, ping-pong night, and merely hinted at Dylan’s new book “The Modern Depression Guidebook,” available now and a perfect holiday gift.

 

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright called in to talk about her new film “In Search of Fellini,” based on true events in her life.  We discussed seeing her life played out by a young actress, why she didn’t cast herself in the film in a major role, and thinking about what it means for Bart Simpson to be a grandma.