In our weekly chat, The World News Center’s Bill McCormick and I discussed a variety of topics, including why you probably shouldn’t take medical advice from Instagram “influencers” (aka the medical consequences of perineum sunning). Also: despite what you’ve seen on “Seinfeld,” turkey and red wine will not knock out your girlfriend so you can play with her vintage toys. Plus: “Squanto Was a Jerk” revisited and the lying deceitful chicanery of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
Colin Quinn’s new comedy special, “Colin Quinn: The New York Story,” premieres this Friday on Netflix. We discussed the theme of the special, along with his one attempt at morning radio, working with Jerry Seinfeld, and an uncalled-for insult on Instagram from Any Schumer.
It was a lot of fun catching up with comedian Larry Miller. We talked about his podcast, “The Larry Miller Show” and why he’s always on a television near you at any given point in time, and Larry also shared a funny story about trying to find a restroom while filming a movie at an all-girls elementary school.Follow @bigwakeupcall
David Mandel was a writer on “Seinfeld” (penning two of my all-time favorites, “The Bizarro Jerry” and “The Pool Boy”) and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and is now the showrunner for HBO’s Emmy award-winning series “Veep.” We discussed what a showrunner actually does (versus, say, an executive producer), writing for an ensemble comedy, and the excruciating minutia of television production. Also: Whither DVDs?Follow @bigwakeupcall
It was great talking to George Wallace, one of the funniest people in the history of ever. We discussed his new comedy album and DVD, “Large and In Charge,” and made plans to go to Portillo’s the next time he’s in town.Follow @bigwakeupcall
John O’Hurley is back for his 13th year hosting the National Dog Show presented by Purina on NBC. We talked about dogs, you know, no big whoop.Follow @bigwakeupcall