Tag Archives: Comedy Central

Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger’s new special “Big Dumb Animal” premieres tonight at 11CT on Comedy Central.  We talked about how his comedic sensibilities were shaped, where the title of the special came from, and why he’s determined to bring Portland and Brooklyn hipsters together.

Kyle Kinane

Kyle Kinane is a fellow native of Chicago’s western suburbs and the on-air voice of Comedy Central.  His new special “I Liked His Old Stuff Better,” is now available extended and uncensored.  We talked about putting together a “new” hour of comedy, the influence of growing up in the suburbs, and how much fun it is to announce your friends’ names on TV.

Al Madrigal

It was a fun & very casual chat with Al Madrigal.  He gave us the up-to-the-minute weather for Pasadena, California, while suggesting we warm up here in Chicago by using flaming barrels.  We also discussed acting, marriage, comedy, and of course “About A Boy.”

John Gemberling from “Marry Me”

John Gemberling stars as “Gil” on NBC’s “Marry Me.”  We talked about his twist on the “best friend/wacky neighbor role,” how Gil discovers an underground world of exquisite and unique cheeses, and John’s role on Comedy Bang Bang as a very special kind of robot.

Jillian Bell from “Workaholics” and “22 Jump Street”

Jillian Bell called in today to plug the DVD release of “22 Jump Street.”  We also chatted about how she landed the part on Workaholics and her secret way of getting great online reviews.




Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy from MST3K and Riff Trax

MIke Nelson and Kevin Murphy are best known for being part of Mystery Science Theater 3000.  They now record “Riff Trax,” which are hilarious movie commentaries you can listen to while you watch your personal DVD collection.   They’re doing a live Riff Trax of the 1997 movie classic “Anaconda” at theatres nationwide (Find one near you here).   We talked about their writing process,  how they decide which films to riff on, and just what exactly is their beef with “According to Jim.”

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