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Comedian Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri‘s newest album is King Piglet.  He is also part of a new TV show called “The Feed” airing on the FYI Network.  We talked about comedy and his lovely and charming co-host, Gail Simmons.

Graham Nash

I am a huge fan of Crosby, Stills, and OH MY GOD GRAHAM BLEEPING NASH CALLED INTO MY SHOW!!!   We talked about the new CSNY 1974 box set and more while I tried to keep the conversation going despite it running around my head constantly that I was TALKING TO GRAHAM BLEEPING NASH!

 

 

Brian Ray from Paul McCartney’s Band

Brian Ray from Paul McCartney’s touring band called in to share stories about life on the road with Sir Paul and to talk about his new album with The Bayonets.

Jason Mewes, “Jay” of “Jay and Silent Bob”

Jason Mewes very professionally called into plug the new book, Jay and Silent Bob’s Blueprints for Destroying Everything.   My finger never even came near the dump button!

 

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail airs Wednesday nights at 11:30 on Comedy Central and features frank and explicit scenes that may be unsuitable for more sensitive viewers.  Not for me, I can tell you.   #awkwardbrag

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al called in to promote his new album, Mandatory Fun.  We talked about his songwriting process, good parody songs vs. bad parody songs, and why it’s still ok to scold Vanilla Ice.

Reggie Watts from “Comedy Bang! Bang!”

Either we woke Reggie up, or he’s so brilliant he did the whole interview in character as a guy who just woke up.

Comedian Ted Alexandro

Ted Alexandro called in to talk about his new web series “Teachers Lounge.”  We also discussed his comedy background, the challenges of making a web series, and how I was wrong.  I was dead wrong, and I will be the first person to admit it.

Actor/Director Eriq LaSalle

When NBC needed someone to bring some medical drama experience to their new series “The Night Shift,” they called in Eriq LaSalle.  Eriq called in to promote the episode he directed, and talked about what makes a director an “actor’s director.”

Ian McLagan from Small Faces

I cannot overstate how important an influence the Small Faces have been to me as a music fan, songwriter and musician.  It was fantastic to spend a few minutes with the legendary Ian McLagan to talk about his new album, United States.  Ian also mentioned a few things he’ll personally require before reuniting with Rod Stewart.