Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Should you wash and dry your jeans before getting them altered? It's a complicated issue and the Thursday gang is here to weigh in. Plus we recount some glorious pants past and talk about the fact Jenna has never had a pork chop and has only recently tried fried chicken. Plus Jeff shared his weed adventure and pot epiphany and I recall the same series of thoughts I would find myself having every single time I was high. Also we did a snack chat with mulberries, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Kong.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:40pm PDT

Comedian Rory Scovel returns to the show to talk about contrived honesty, people pleasing and how being a new father has affected his relationships, pretending to be easy breezy, not feeling the need to be a people pleaser onstage, eating and not eating meat and sugar, his belief that he has zero game, his friendship with Todd Glass, college bodies, being your own boss, Catholic school guilt and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Layoffs, Takeoffs and Greg's Greatest Poop Story

A few episodes ago we teased a particular Greg story and then didn't get to it and you guys were none too pleased. Here, finally is Greg's spiritual evacuation journey plus some news about Alison and Daniel (no, not THAT news), a Janae story that does not disappoint, sleeping with the lights on and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Boogie.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

I first met comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish (Keanu, The Carmichael Show) when we both appeared on a radio show and ever since then I've hoped to have her on ARIYNBF. I'd heard bits and pieces of her story and got the sense she'd had a rough upbringing but I wasn't quite prepared for the intensity of what she'd experienced. Abusive parents, foster care, living in her car, an abusive first husband, care taking from the age of 8, and even as I write this I feel as if I'm not conveying the particulars that make her story so powerful. And yet throughout, she's joking and positive. In addition, we talked about the importance of trusting your first mind, when she was misquoted by TMZ, auditioning for SNL, the help she received from Kevin Hart, arguing with Dane Cook, Six Flags abortions, eating rat meat, peach jello, audition makeup and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:01pm PDT

Ornery Jones and Old Bones Jones make an appearance on this episode as well as Craftsy Joe, Moss the Sauce, Helldog and The Supervisor. Because we were talking about nicknames. Which led to a discussion of The Juice and the revelation that Greg's Mom knew OJ Simpson in college. Plus my new drug, The Walking Dead, disaster preparedness, bed making, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Marbles.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:34pm PDT

I'm in love with actress, writer and comedian Arden Myrin. I love that she claims to have looked like "a little red-headed gentleman" until she was 19, I love that she describes herself as "silly and rascally" and I love listening to her talk about how for her, stand up has been a spiritual journey. Also, there's the story about what happened to her lady parts while enthusiastically doing the worm onstage but that one just makes me want to cross my legs for eternity. In addition, on this episode we talked about The Bachelor, Arden's parents marrying on a dare and her relationship with each of them, salty dogs, Mad TV and what all the women performers had in common, working as an elf at Macy's, losing her special sauce, body image, insomnia and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:32pm PDT

In keeping with my New Year's resolution to be more social, I attended Greg Fitzsimmons 50th birthday party where I both had a good time and endured a shockingly painful massage. We also talked about Jenna's cling wrap battles, banana bread, whether women actually get mad at men for holding doors, not knowing about wine, bagging your own groceries, fears of home invasion and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Alpine.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:10pm PDT

Hutch Harris of one of my very favorite bands The Thermals stops by Dining Room Studios to talk about what it's like playing in a band with someone he used to date, how he and Kathy met and why they broke up, Portland's "budtenders," recording the first Thermals album by himself and then putting a band together to play for Sub Pop, coolness not coming naturally to him, his childhood, growing up religious, taking PCP and then going to a church group, losing his virginity, how he got into comedy, anger issues and therapy, night terrors, cats and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter, did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and Hutch played "Thinking of You" and "My Heart Went Cold" from the brand new Thermals album, We Disappear, which is out now.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:35pm PDT

On this episode we recounted the recent shooting of my pilot and Greg's affinity for on-set pranks. Plus all the coffee I drink while performing, whether people have better sides, sausages, Vanderpump Rules, what #AL knows about pillows, everyone's pillow preference, how to write numbers, frozen dinners and upsetting revelations courtesy of my husband. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Mr. Wilson.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:50pm PDT

For this very special episode, we went on location to Margaret Cho's house to talk with her about her recent appearance on Korean SNL, things that frighten her, learning how to talk about sexual abuse onstage and the challenge of asking people to laugh instead of cry, choosing anger over forgiveness, the role of violence in art, her upcoming album American Myth (it comes out April 29 and the songs are beautiful and haunting and still stuck in my head and you should definitely get the album), growing up the unhappy daughter of a Korean joke book author, getting English credit for working a phone sex line, the profound effect Robin Williams and Joan Rivers had on her, her favorite style of porn, thinking she was gay and then realizing she was bisexual, evil twin crime shows, body image and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_040416_Margaret_Cho.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:43pm PDT