I called in a personal favor from The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore in order to get to the bottom of just what in the heck is going on with this endless winter of yuck. Why would he owe me a personal favor? I can’t say, but it certainly has nothing to do with a box of donuts, two pairs of sandals, and the Atari 2600 version of “Centipede.”
I’m a big fan of “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and was happy to chat with Scott about a kinder, gentler surrealist talk show, comedians being funny without doing “bits,” and the force of nature that is Reggie Watts. Next time I’ll have to remember to ask him how he manages to balance work and family.
Anthony and I chatted about the upcoming new season of “Hotel Impossible” on the Travel Channel, how to get a great hotel deal online, and why, when given the choice, you should always select the “no bedbugs” option.
Joe Lo Truglio has been creating unique and memorable characters for more than 20 years. His latest is as Detective Charles Boyle on Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” We talked about working with a great ensemble cast, the secret weapon of the show, and my suggestion for the next great guest star (SPOILER ALERT: A member of “Stella” that’s not Michael or Michael).
Ever since I first saw him on “The State” in the mid-90s, Michael Ian Black has been one of my favorite comedy performers. We discussed his work in “Stella” and his new show on TBS, “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host.” Winners receive $240 worth of pudding.