The intensely hilarious Gilbert Gottfried does the Nerdist Podcast this week, and you’ll hear Gilbert be Gilbert and try to get Chris to go places Chris isn’t gonna go — and, yes, the AFLAC flap gets discussed. Classic comedy gets analyzed, Friars’ Club and Comedy Central roasts are remembered, and Joe Franklin… well, Gilbert had Joe Franklin on his own podcast, and you’ll have to listen for how that went. (If you don’t know who Joe Franklin is… well, you should. Television never got more unintentionally surreal than The Joe Franklin Show.)
Timely, we are, so this week, as Dumb and Dumber To hits your local multiplex, Peter Farrelly returns to Nerdist Podcast to talk about the new movie, morning radio, Bruce Springsteen, missed opportunities, and something that Peter and Matt Mira have in common that will shock and appall you. Okay, maybe not shock and appall, but Matt finally found someone who shares a particular musical obsession. Yeah, that.
Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES let Chris and Kyle Clark on the band’s tour bus for a Nerdist Podcast session, and it turns out that she’s a fan of the podcast (and Chris is a fan of the band) — she talks about the band’s development, stage presence, the road, and, somehow, Doctor Who.
If you follow Colin Quinn’s Twitter feed, you know he’s great at yanking the chain of, well, everyone. He does that this week on Lies with Sara Schaefer, which is kind of a perfect combination. SNL alum Michaela Watkins and her fellow Groundlings product Damon Jones, co-creators of USA’s Benched, visit the Nerdist Writers Panel, and Brian K. Vaughan, comic book (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Saga) and TV (Lost, Under the Dome) writer, is next up for Nerdist Comics Panel. Writer Albert Kim talks Sleepy Hollow on Sleepycast: The Official Sleepy Hollow Podcast, while Jacob Soboroff (Pivot’s Take Part Live, HuffPost Live) is on Today We Learned, and Terrified with Dave Ross comes to you from Des Moines’ Beast Village Comedy Festival.
And more, but you’ll find out about those as the week progresses. The best way is to a) go to the Nerdist Podcast Network homepage to listen and subscribe, and also to join us at the Nerdist Podcast Network Facebook page, which you should Like, because you should, And to the 80 percent or so of North America which is about to get slammed with really cold weather, stay warm, okay? Our shows might help with that. Laughter keeps your body temperature higher. I made that up. I have no idea if it does. But it couldn’t hurt.
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