Tag Archives: Comedians

Impractical Jokers

Murr and Sal from “Impractical Jokers” returned to the show after a five-year absence for a chat about “Impractical Jokers: The Movie.” After figuring out what said or did to insult or offend them that kept them away since 2015, we had a fun chat about the kind of pranks, stunts, and punishments that could be accomplished with a feature film budget.

 

Dan Crohn

Stand-up comedian Dan Crohn called in to talk about his appearance on a new compilation comedy album, “Valentine’s Day is for Suckers.”  Dan also has a solo comedy album called “It’s Enough Already.” We discussed whether or not a comedy show is good for a first date, dealing with second show Friday, the Boston and Chicago comedy scenes, and how teaching 4th graders has provided him with almost endless material.

Will Vought

Will Vought has joined the cast of the multiple Emmy Award-winning “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for season 3.  We discussed his character (an Army Major who wants to be Bob Hope), the accuracy and detail of their 50s setting and re-creation of the era’s comedy scene, and his on-screen relationship with Midge.

Pete Correale

Pete Correale called in to the show for a chat about his new stand-up album “For Pete’s Sake.”  We talked about the adventures of being a marathon spectator, listening to classic comedy albums, and juggling a show from city to city.

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd called in to talk about her new movie Brian Banks, where she plays the mother of the title character.  We discussed how meeting the real people the story is based on informed her acting and how shooting scenes could get a bit intense.  Also: movie snack subterfuge.

Jim Breuer

It was fun catching up with Jim Breuer as we had a chat about his upcoming “Live and Let Laugh” tour, which will bring him to the House of Blues in Chicago on November 3rd.

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.