Retta was a standout on PARKS & REC, but she was originally just featured background! That story, along with her early standup days, meeting Amy Poehler for the first time, and why she left a career in Chemistry at DUKE to pursue acting, makes this episode a repeat listen for sure! You’re gonna love her as much as we do. Enjoy the hell out of this one, and follow Retta on TWITTER @unfoRETTABLE.
Archive for March 2016
Harland Williams & Iliza Shlesinger straight up killed it on the 2nd LIVE ALN podcast! Recorded at the Hollywood Improv in Los Angeles, CA, they discussed about airplane etiquette, Cher’s Twitter page, porn stars, Scooby Doo, favorite holidays, why Brad is apparently the gatekeeper for Dwarf pussy, and Adam’s funny interactions from High School friends who are loving he & Iliza’s new TBS show “Separation Anxiety,” Tuesday’s at 10p on TBS! This episode is fun from start to finish, so enjoy the hell out of it, make sure you’re subscribed on ITUNES, and follow our guests on TWITTER @harlandwilliams & @iliza.
Chris Franjola makes his ALN debut and is just as hilarious as he is on stage! From Chelsea Lately, to his life in construction, to be & Brad being Eskimo brothers, we had laughs from start to finish. Enjoy this one, and follow Chris on TWITTER @chrisfranjola.
Quincy Jones is hilarious comedian from Seattle, WA, who was diagnosed with Mesothelioma last July, and given only a year to live. His inspiring fight will not only move you, but make you laugh, and sharpen your appreciation of life. The support from the comedy community has been incredible, with people such as Ellen Degeneres, Bill Burr, and Judd Apatow throwing a helping hand. On April 4th, Quincy is going to live out his dream and shoot an hour standup special at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. Tickets are available at teragramballroom.com. Enjoy this amazing conversation, and follow Quincy on TWITTER @LLQJ206.
Thomas Ian Nicholas stops by to share some crazy AMERICAN PIE stories, his first time to Amsterdam with the cast, starring in ROOKE OF THE YEAR at age 12, how he and Brad met at some rich guy’s birthday party, and his upcoming international tour with The Thomas Nicholas Band! A stellar human being, and so much fun to talk to, this episode became an instant classic. Go check out his band at TINband.com, and follow Thomas on TWITTER @TINBand.
Eleanor Kerrigan makes her ALN debut to discuss coming up in the boys club of the Comedy Store, touring with Andrew Dice Clay, her tag-team wrestling days, dealing with an unsupportive father her whole life, and some really great behind the scenes stories while waitressing at The Comedy Store under the great Mitzi Shore. Eleanor is one of the best in the game, and if you have a chance to see her live, you must do it! Enjoy this episode as much as we did, and follow her on TWITTER @ejkerrigan.
Comedian Justin Hires is about to blow up! His new show RUSH HOUR, based on the movie with Chris Tucker & Jackie Chan, premieres March 31st on CBS! Justin tells us how YOUTUBE helped kickstart his career, making kids laugh on the playground doing Bill Cosby impressions, and how he turned down a job as an MTV VJ, to make the move to LA. He’s a rising star, with strong comedic chops, and was so fun to interview. Get on the Justin Hires bandwagon, and follow him on TWITTER @justinhires.
The great Dave Attell makes his ALN debut, and we couldn’t be more excited! From porn, to starting comedy in the trenches of NYC, to waiting tables, to his stance on comedy’s current state, it’s one of those interviews you’ll want to listen to more than once. He’s got some really great Mitch Hedberg stories too. Dave is a legend, and a hero to a lot of comics, including us. Follow him on TWITTER @attell, follow the podcast on TWITTER @alnpodcast, follow Adam @adamraycomedy & Brad @funnybrad. Be sure to check adamraytv.com & bradwilliamscomedy.com for all upcoming standup tour dates, email your ALN fan stories to email@example.com for a chance to win “ALN FAN OF THE WEEK,” and oh yeah, enjoy this fantastic episode!