Tag Archives: Comedians

Jordan Klepper

Jordan Klepper joined the show for a chat about his new Comedy Central series “Klepper,” which airs Thursday nights at 10:30/9:30C. We discussed Jordan’s time in Chicago as part of the Second City touring company, how the show was named, and why it was important for him to get out from behind the desk and go out and about.

Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes called in to talk about his new book “Comedy Sex God” and share memories of his time Chicago, including our potential previous meeting at the downtown Bennigan’s or over at the Jewel.

Jim Breuer

Jim Breuer returned to the show to promote his new comedy album “Live from Portland,” now available on all digital platforms.  We talked about joys of getting old (especially colonoscopies), opening for Metallica, and my daughter’s newly discovered love for Goat Boy.

Garrett Morris

Garrett Morris called in to talk about his new movie Granddaddy Day Care and share stories about working in Chicago, his time on SNL and owning a comedy club.

Bill Scheft

unnamed (5)Former David Letterman writer Bill Scheft called in to talk about his experiences working with Dave and a new book, “The Last Days of Letterman: The Final 6 Weeks,” for which he wrote the foreword.  Making Bill genuinely laugh right off the bat certainly gave me some confidence I might be slightly humorous.

Gabriel Iglesias

Website-Header-OneShowFitsAllGabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias called in for a fun chat about his many new projects, including his Netflix comedy special “One Show Fits All” (and another special he’s already taped to air next year — plus he’s got a Netflix series in the works), and his upcoming “Beyond The Fluffy” world tour.

Anthony Atamanuik

unnamedAnthony Atamanuik called in to talk about his new book American Tantrum: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Archives, and his new Comedy Central special A President Show Documentary: The Fall of Donald Trump.  We discussed how the book is a fine, PBS-like companion to The President Show, the mental and physical side effects of becoming Donald Trump, and fond childhood memories of reading transcripts of the Nixon tapes.

Desi Lydic and Ronny Chieng

Screen Shot 2018-10-24 at 11.06.50 AMThe Daily Show correspondents Desi Lydic and Ronny Chieng called in to promote the show’s upcoming week in Miami, as well as their live midterm election special.  Topics included a retro discussion of hanging chads, all-caps emails, dealing with longitudinal differences, politely dealing with lame jokes, and meeting The Wiggles.

Adam Carolla

featuredImageAdam Carolla returned to the show for a chat about his new channel on Pluto TV, Chassy, which will feature documentaries, feature films and tv shows exploring all things motor machinery.  We also discussed his collection of Paul Newman’s racing cars and reminisced fondly about “Sunday, Sunday, Sundays” with Nitro-burning funny cars.  Plus: the return of Crank Yankers?

John Michael Higgins

unnamed (3)John Michael Higgins called in to talk about his new game show America Says, airing 5 days a week at 4ET/3CT on Game Show Network.  After a brief chat about Walk Hard (I quote his record producer character at least once a week), John filled us in on how the game show works, his game show hosting style, and getting to say the most famous line ever uttered in game show-dom.