Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Special Thursday on Monday group episode! The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler, Gary Smith and Jenna Kim Jones) discuss their New Year's plans, vacations, Chris's roommate and more. It was delightful and this description isn't doing it justice. Hi!

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

The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler, Gary Smith and Jenna Kim Jones) discuss discovering items in your Amazon cart THAT YOU DIDN'T PUT THERE, snooping, Christmas plans, Chris's gambling,  Beyonce and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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

Adam Ray (About Last Night podcast) stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his recent awful haircut, bummer couples, growing up in Seattle, working at Universal Studios, his parents getting divorced, dragons and so much more.   We also did a round of HGFY and Just Me Or Everyone

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

The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler, Gary Smith and Jenna Kim Jones) discuss carbs, ice skating, Gary's hockey revelation, potential field trips,  Adam's pep talk, working a room and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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

Kurt Braunohler stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about SPF, comedy, pitching shows, relationships, Kristin Schaal, the three month fuck-a-thon, Lauren Cook, mopeds, family, his podcast The K Ohle and so much more.  We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:48pm PDT

The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler, Gary Smith and Jenna Kim Jones) discuss an update regarding Chris's awful neighbor then talk about Chris's "thing," how to be assertive, more shower talk, plastic spoon mouth and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:25pm PDT

Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recreation) stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about butt-dialing his sister, growing up in Lansing, his father's family secret, turning 50, being Irish Catholic, the White Noise comedy group, his magic fingers, Stumpy's Gang, depression, panic attacks, Parks and Recreation and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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

The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler, Gary Smith and Jenna Kim Jones) reminisces about Thanksgiving, discusses whether to answer the door when someone unexpected rings the bell, talks about Chris's horrible new neighbor and Matt's "thing" being rollerblading and debates the merits of karaoke.  We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:04pm PDT

Ray Oldhafer  (Ace of the House, Ray and Lorenzo) stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about the other Ray Oldhafer, golf personalities, being deported in 1969, roughhousing versus fighting, bullying, Adam Carolla, relationships, his childhood, therapy and trying to grow up, pigs and so much more. We also did a round of HGFY and Just Me Or Everyone

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:25pm PDT

The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler, Gary Smith and Jenna Kim Jones) talks pouffy dresses, showering, underwear, drying methods, Matt Crack, fancy soap and so much more.  We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Brian Redban stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about Deathsquad, working with Joe Rogan, growing up in Columbus, Ohio, being a touring comic, friendship, tampons, simulation theory, Carlos Mencia, Molly, relationships and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:06pm PDT

The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler, Gary Smith and Jenna Kim Jones) minus Chris discuss Chris, stigmas, cheese, the thick skin you develop working with Adam, what podcasts we all listen to, Fondilering and so much more.  We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Dave Anthony stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about being one of the founders of the LA Podcast Festival, writing on Maron, stand up comedy, Scare Tactics, selling mushrooms, the mob, his relationship with his parents, fatherhood, UC Santa Barbara, McSorley's, anger and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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

The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler, Gary Smith and Jenna Kim Jones) discuss Alison's crazy and surreal attempt to make a new friend, the "other" Alison, Matt's showering and towel habits, bath robes, shoes, sleeping and making out with dogs and so much more. Also: Evitamigos and stress factories that spit you out with your shoes on. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:59pm PDT

Jo Koy stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about all sorts of things including fatherhood, saggy pants, growing up with a schizophrenic brother, his relationship with his father, stand up, VHS tapes, chid support, Las Vegas, Chelsea Handler, negative energy and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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

The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler, Gary Smith and Jenna Kim Jones) discuss bad moods, being on your boner, toilet seats, sandwiches, Miv Schaaf, shower protocol, shower sex, shampooing and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Emily Gordon (The Indoor Kids, The Meltdown Show) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about all sorts of things including growing up in North Carolina, meeting her husband Kumail Nanjiani, relationships, their secret wedding, being in a coma, working with schizophrenics, working with comics, leaving her therapy practice, writing, body image, Tavi Gevinson and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler, Gary Smith and Jenna Kim Jones) discuss Halloween, being indirect, butter sandwiches (again!), other sandwiches, pinatas and drugs, Les Claypool and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Michael Showalter stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about all sorts of things including his rich and varied history with Alison, Lou Reed, being too attached to his cell phone, moving to LA from New York, his feelings about the East Coast, things Alison was wrong about, The State, cats, his book Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too, meeting his wife, being a certified cat trapper, They Came Together, semiotics and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone 

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The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler, Gary Smith and Jenna Kim Jones) discuss where Jenna's been, her history dancing and singing at Lagoon, whether Chris is the male Alison, hair cutting and coloring, butter sandwiches, more things we regret, the number one worst thing Chris has ever done, the whole Dingo Boy situation and the pronunciation of "gusto." We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and announced the winner of the Citrix contest.

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Greg Proops stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about all sorts of things including being the first guest ever to appear thrice on the show, Nu Shooz and Andie MacDowell, football and sports in general, owning a Filofax, his capacity to love, his latest special filmed at Musso & Frank and what happened with Chill.com, poetry, fiction, pizza and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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

In what Alison is already regarding as a Very Special Episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler, Gary Smith) along with fellow Carolla Digital producer extraordinaire Jeff Fox go around the room airing grievances in a round of Hey Go F*ck Yourself. Then Chris makes a brave and upsetting confession. Plus more heated discussion about whether a butter sandwich actually exists or whether, as Gary maintains, it's just two pieces of toast slapped together. Plus talk of Gravity, energy and baseball. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone 

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Paul Gilmartin stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about weird sex music, his excellent podcast The Mental Illness Happy Hour and what inspired him to start it, boundary issues, relationships, his relationship with his mom, getting sober, anger, depression, support groups and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler and Gary Smith) welcome fellow Carolla Digital producer extraordinaire Jeff Fox to the show to talk about his early days in magazines, video editing, how to pronounce "aunt" and spell "gray," Chris's car double and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Larry Miller stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about Chicken Larry, suffering head trauma earlier this year, his alter ego Fred Stone, his one-man show, cleaning habits, drinking, parents' night and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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The Thursday gang (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler and Gary Smith) welcome newish Carolla Digital employee Caelan Biehn -- son of actor Michael Biehn-- to the podcast while Jenna is out with a cold. We talk about Chris's weekend conundrum, who will get the honor of being Alison's Face Czar, Matt Costa and the upcoming live show at the LA Podfest, video games, the way Jo Koy says "drawers" vs. the way Chris says "drawers," dancing, super embarrassing moments, Matt's running around in flip flops and so much more.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:51pm PDT

Comedian Tom Segura (Your Mom's House) stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about spiders and ants, wiping technique, sneezing and whether light triggers the sneeze response, a brief stint in Boston real estate, America's Most Wanted, the Groundlings, comedy in general, how he met his lovely wife Christina Pazsitsky, cars, Theo Huxtable Segura and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

The Thursday gang (Alison, Jenna Kim Jones, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler and Gary Smith) plays a short round of The Cheese Game and then after much prodding Gary unleashes a little something he's had tucked away for far too long: The Sexy Gary Voice. Plus so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Fred Stoller (Seinfeld, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond) stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about being a perennial guest star, writing for Seinfeld (My Seinfeld Year), his book Maybe We'll Have You Back, hating go getters, Billy Crystal, self-doubt, relationships and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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The Thursday gang (Alison, Jenna Kim Jones, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler and Gary Smith) talks about the clock watch (the new watch watch), Gary calling Matt "Matty," school supplies, Laura Leu choking on a hot dog, roller coasters, "scaracters," haunted houses, dolls, deleted tweets, getting burned by a subject line and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:45pm PDT

David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, The State, Stella, Children's Hospital) stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about being a director/producer/actor/writer, his passion for magic, moving to Los Angeles, making videos in the 80s, Aaron Sorkin, a missing therapist, Wainy Days, fear and anxiety, meeting his wife, how typing may have been the glue that held Stella together and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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The Thursday group (Alison, Jenna Kim Jones, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler and Gary Smith) talks about a new development in watch watch, Dr. Drew's interview style versus Alison's, eye crud, whether email subject lines are necessary, etiquette, awful screen names, veganism and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Kelly Carlin, monologist, host, writer and daughter of George Carlin, stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about her unusual childhood, growing up around addiction, her coke dealer mechanic ex, psychology, losing her parents, her one woman show (A Carlin Home Companion), guns, her podcast Waking from the American Dream and so much more. We also did a round for Just Me Or Everyone

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Bald Bryan joined the the Thursday group (Alison, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler and Gary Smith) this week as Jenna was out and we discussed Alison's continued critical timepiece situation, Chris's cornhole debacle, beards, dog parks, breakfast, bugs and so much more. We also did Topic Sombrero, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and new segment, HGFYD.

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Dave Dameshek returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss losing his virginity, disliking school, how he got into writing, crab cakes, putting a little person in a violin case, Good & Plenty, moving to Los Angeles, Miley Cyrus, his family and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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The Thursday group (Alison, Jenna Kim Jones, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler and Gary Smith) discuss week two of Alison's watch-less existence, Terry Gross,  Gary's past, dingleberries, safety deposit boxes, Matt's policy regarding spoilers and so much more.  We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Anthony Jeselnik stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about The Jeselnik Offensive, growing up in Pittsburgh, working at Borders, being ridiculously good looking, asking his therapist if he might be a sociopath, relationships, finding his voice and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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The Thursday group (Alison, Jenna Kim Jones, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler and Gary Smith) discuss whether to wear broken watches, eating ice cream in a hot tub, Chris's dynamic hair, Gary's ear infections and why he can't wear yellow in front of his parents, a weird thing that happened regarding Alison and her past and her present and the way Chris says "drawers." Also: stuff about Matt. And Jenna! We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Tom Green stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his new podcast, whether to chat before recording, stand up, nose bleeds, his new beer, the new show he'll be hosting with Andrew Dice Clay and Tara Reid, reality TV, relationships, parrots, his parents and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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The Thursday gang (Alison, Jenna Kim Jones, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler and Gary Smith) discuss finding out your significant other's ex had a rockin' bod, eating miso soup mix plain, jealousy and other assorted negative feelings, interracial adult films, whether Alison should tell Adam she has a  hard out and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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

Pam Adlon (Californication, King of the Hill, Parenthood) stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss saying "yes" to the universe, marriage and divorce, raising daughters, the friend zone, what really happened when she played Kelly on Facts of Life, drama on the set and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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The Thursday gang (Alison, Jenna Kim Jones, Chris Laxamana, Matt Fondiler and Gary Smith) discuss an addendum to last week's bow tie story, whether it's better to be the only person in costume at a regular party or the only one not in costume at a costume party, poop, name pronunciation, fear of vermin and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Writer Nathan Rabin stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his years as head of the Onion AV Club, writing a book with Weird Al, meeting his wife, growing up in a group home for emotionally disturbed boys, being diagnosed as bi-polar, following Phish and Insane Clown Posse for his new book You Don't Know Me But You Don't Like Me and working on a TV show with Alison in Canada. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone 

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On this episode, Alison, Gary, Chris, Matt and Jenna discuss an incredible story about bow ties, a recent trip to New York, cars, Matt's belief in the law of attraction and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and Alison couldn't stop coughing

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

LeVar Burton stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss Reading Rainbow and the Reading Rainbow App, the many projects he's recognized for, appearing on CNN's The N Word special and the way he's treated by cops, racism, Roots, how he got into acting, relationships, Broadway and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me or Everyone

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On this exciting episode, Alison and the Thursday gang (Chris, Matt, Jenna and Gary) answer reader emails, talk about feeling rudderless after college, discuss dating and relationships and whether you should apologize for the way you treated someone years later and do fan phone call.  Plus so much more!

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Kumail Nanjiani stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss growing up in Pakistan, the culture shock of Iowa, family and accidental insults, arranged marriage, comas, how he met his wife Emily and the podcast they cohost, The Indoor Kids, comedy, his new Comedy Central special Beta Male (now available on CD and DVD), making relationships work and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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On this delightful Thursday episode, the gang talks about cars, following advice that you suspect is wrong because it's delivered with conviction, Zimmerman, dating, riding in trunks and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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

Bob Saget stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss his new special, That's What I'm Talkin' About (available on CD and DVD July 16, 2013), death of loved ones, bathroom porn, Bonaroo, the book he's writing, hummingbirds, dating, friendship and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:04pm PDT

Jenna Kim Jones joined Alison, Gary, Chris and Matt to discuss July 4 and the giant Skittles motherlode Alison received after tweeting about flavor rankings. (Thanks Skittles!) The gang also talked to Alison's dad and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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

Conservative pundit Mary Katharine Ham stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is  Your New Best Friend to discuss whether she and Alison ever actually met on Red Eye, appearing on O'Reilly, being pregnant, growing up with brothers, hiding her political views in social settings, how she met her husband, not planning ahead, whether it's about freedom or salt, being a woman in a male industry, journalism and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

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

Jenna Kim Jones, Matt Fondiler, Chris Laxamana and Gary Smith join Alison for a discussion of people who leave in-depth notes on cars, Mormonism, moving the microphone around (including an awful Alison revelation) and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:59pm PDT

Kevin Rahm who is delightful and who plays Ted Chaogh on Mad Men stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about growing up Mormon, guest-starring on Friends, meeting his wife, leaving the church, Ayn Rand, internet slang, losing his parents and learning to make healthy decisions. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

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

Jenna Kim Jones joins Alison, Gary, Matt and Chris again for a rousing discussion of neighbors who play flute, frozen spit bubbles, whether or not Chris has any friends and so much more. Also: Alison's dad calls in to talk about sweaters in bags. And we took your questions and did Just Me Or Everyone!

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

Shane Dawson stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his new podcast Shane and Friends, the emotional effects of having grown up overweight, body dysmorphia, ghosts, his girlfriend Lisa, viral videos, the surgery he underwent to remove excess skin after weight loss, Ellen Degeneras, underwear and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

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

Elizabeth Laime, host of Totally Laime and Totally Married, joins Alison, Gary, Chris and Matt to continue the ongoing debate about wiping and Skittles. We also talk about underwear and do a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:08pm PDT

Comedian Ian Bagg stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss the text message Bert Kreischer sent to Alison telling her to book Ian, growing up in a small town in Canada, comedy, backpacking, scabies, working with dynamite, the Intrepid, dogs, meeting three presidents, meeting his wife, wedding rings, his Showtime special Getting to F**cking Know You and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone  and HGFY.

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Special guest Jenna Kim Jones joined Alison, Gary, Matt and Chris to talk about the annoying person who decides everyone should "do something fun" in group photos, various photo poses, Chris's "ultimate party face," the correct way to eat Skittles, more wiping talk and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:34pm PDT

Matt Walsh (Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about growing up in a big family, realizing he wanted to pursue comedy instead of psychology, meeting his wife, alcohol, improv, Del Close, vanilla ice cream, forming the Upright Citizens Brigade, Veep, the enthusiasm of kids and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY. And we played a new game!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:57pm PDT

Matt "Porcelain Punisher" Fondiler and Chris "Maxipada" Laxamana joined Alison and Gary once again for a delightful discussion about braces versus suspenders, correct wiping etiquette (the debate continues!), Ray's antics, what specific cars say about the people who drive them, squeezable yogurt and so much more. We also answered your tweets and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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

Brad Williams stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss losing his virginity, being heckled by his father, various types of dwarfism and why he's okay with the M-word, losing a limbo contest, how he got into comedy, relationships, dating "reachers," his podcast About Last Night which just joined Jay Mohr's Fake Mustache Network and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

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

On this super special Thursday show, Alison and Gary are joined by Carolla Digital coworkers Matt "The Porcelain Punisher" Fondiler and Chris Maxipada-Laxamana to answer twitter questions and play a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Topics covered include what Alison is really like off the mic, who could take whom in a fight, who's the least manly according to Adam Carolla, sleeping nude, Dexter Morgan versus Nicholas Brody, whether to keep the bathroom door open or closed and so much more.

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

Lizz Winstead stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about her book, Lizz Free or Die, whether she's intimidating, giving blow jobs to loners, politics, stand up comedy, creating The Daily Show, Air America, dogs, dog poop, working on The Man Show, traveling tips, that thing that Adam Carolla said about women in comedy and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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

Chris Laxamana-Maxipada joined Alison and Gary on this episode to talk about working at Carolla Digital, the truth about whether waiters mess with your food if they dislike you and which super power one should choose if given the choice (hint: it isn't flying.) Then we talked to Tom Rapp (AKA Trapp Dog), the man behind the music on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to get an insider's perspective on how it all came together. We also took your twitter questions and were joined by The Porcelain Punisher to get to the bottom of whether the toilet paper should go over or under the roll.

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

Neal Brennan stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about relationships, growing up in a family of ten kids, codependence, narcissism, show biz, sexism, his podcast The Champs, anger, matrimony and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

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

Matt "Porcelain Punisher" Fondiler joins Alison and Gary on this episode for a discussion about his nickname, alternate universe, BEWM and working for Adam. Plus we answered some of your twitter questions.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:43pm PDT

Anna David stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss addiction and getting sober, writing fiction versus non-fiction, her latest Kindle Single, her storytelling night True Tales of Lust and Love, shopping for couches with Alison in New York, New York versus LA, weird jobs and using your boss's toothbrush, professional jealousy, how to be happy and so much more. Plus, she recited a poem! We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

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

In this episode Alison and Gary talk about feeling out of sorts at parties and an array of other things including arms. Plus Fan Phone Call with a guy who isn't a trucker.

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

Comedian and TV/radio personality Jim Florentine stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss prank calls, babysitting, fatherhood, sardines (it exists!), New Jersey, Crank Yankers, That Metal Show, Comedy Metal Midgets, the suicide of his girlfriend and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

Direct download: ARIYNBF_168_JimFlorentine.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

On this episode Alison and Gary talk about being on panels and nacho burps. Then they answer some questions you sent in on twitter.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MBF_005.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Bobby Moynihan stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss Saturday Night Live, love, comedy, sculpting, soup and whether it's overrated, Jay Mohr's book, Survivor, Bachelor Pad and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_165_BobbyM.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

In this episode Alison and Gary talk about threesomes, sunburns, high school, decision-making, The Great Gatsby and so much more. Plus Fan Phone Call!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MoreBestFriend_004.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Rhea Seehorn dropped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss growing up chunky, feeling inadequate as a woman, dating, playing confidence on Whitney, the size of Avril Lavigne's tushy, learning about her father's covert naval intelligence role, theater versus TV and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone 

Direct download: ARIYNBF_164_RheaSeehorn.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

In this episode Alison grills Gary about his Coachella experience and then tells a story that may or may not make sense and then talks about her not-very-fun week off. Plus Fan Phone Call with Jason Dix, who made an awesome short cartoon of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MoreBestFriend_003.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Aisha Tyler stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss when to quit your day job, what she will and won't put in her mouth, her decision making process, working with a bunch of women on The Talk, why the world is unfair, her upcoming book Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation, Girl on Guy, Friends, Archer, Whose Line Is It Anyway, relationships and marriage, video games and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone, Deleted Tweets and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_163_AishaTyler.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

On this Thursday episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, Alison and Gary discuss Alison's awful sense of direction and Gary's infallible one plus their expectations for their upcoming Phoenix trip, how Gary started working for Carolla Digital, whether to lick and seal or tuck and a bunch of other stuff.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MoreBestFriend_002.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Harland Williams stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss Canada, marionettes, writing children's books, whether he's a weirdo, noodles, relationships, his new comedy special A Force of Nature and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_163_HarlandWilliams.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:34pm PDT

On this brand new Thursday ARIYNBF, Alison tries to crack the nut that is Gary and then puts her foot in her mouth regarding her love life before getting to fan phone call. Some of the many topics discussed? Favorite colors, preferring overcast days to sunny days, childhood bedroom furniture, relationships, feeling weird, poop and so much more.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MoreBestFriend_001.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Jordan Morris stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss video games, video game shame, fair-weather nerds, dating, comedy, Jordan, Jesse, GO!, growing up in Orange County, whether women should  ask men out, which fruits make the best sex partners and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone, Topic Sombrero and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_161_JordanMorris.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Here's part 2 of the Ben Hoffman episode with extra Gary at the top!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_160_BenHoffman_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:02pm PDT

Ben Hoffman from The Ben Show stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about growing up in Kentucky, getting his own show on Comedy Central, the behavioral therapy class he went to to deal with his OCD, proper poop etiquette, relationships, anxiety, his parents and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_160_BenHoffman_Part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Here's part 2 of the Jon Daly episode! Yay!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_159_JonDaly_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Jon Daly (Kroll Show, Rafflecast) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss growing up around rich dicks, okra, putting up walls/wearing sunglasses, hockey, fingering the ladies, LA vs. NYC, improv and Matt Besser, being tormented by his older brothers, Bill Cosby Bukowski, Sappity Tappity and a whole lot more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_159_JonDaly_Part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Lynette Carolla stopped by this special bonus podcast crossover episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, which is also an episode of Lynette's podcast For Crying Out Loud, to discuss her childhood, vocal impressions, her complicated relationship with her parents, schizophrenia and how it affects families, weddings, being the wife of Adam Carolla and a lot more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_158_LynetteCarolla_Bonus.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:22pm PDT

Oh hi! Here's part 2 of the Lake Bell episode. Yay!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_157_LakeBell_part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Lake Bell stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss In A World (the film she wrote, directed and starred in), Children's Hospital, men who date crazy women and women who date assholes, her relationship with her parents, meeting her fiance Scott Campbell and her thoughts on marriage, nail biting, boarding school and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_157_LakeBell_part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:55pm PDT

Oh hi! Here's part 2 of the Jenny Mollen episode with a special intro and even more special fan phone call. Alison went rogue!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_156_JennyMollen_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Actress and writer Jenny Mollen stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss dogs, dog poo versus human poo, how she met her husband Jason Biggs, obsession, exes, stalking, periods, embarrassing situations of all kinds, her upcoming book, her friendship with Chelsea Handler, parents and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone, HGFY and debuted a new segment called Well, Hooray for You!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_156_JennyMollen_Part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Oh hi! Here's part 2 of the Jim Jefferies episode featuring some special Alison news at the beginning.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_155_JimJefferies_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Jim Jefferies stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his childhood, opera singing, guns, his FX show Legit, why he has a hangover, having a new baby versus a cocaine habit, ten pin bowling, sex, why he uses a stage name, suicide and depression, the few things he won't make jokes about, why all actors want to play disabled and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_155_JimJefferies_part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Oh hi! Here's part 2 of the T.J. Miller episode.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_154_TJMiller_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Comedian T.J. Miller stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss meeting his hero Steve Martin, growing up an atheist in Denver, being a self-described "absurdist" and what that means about his outlook on life, having a golfball-sized chunk of his brain removed and the seizures that led up to it, relationships and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_154_TJMiller_Part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Part 2 of a very special ARIYNBF with Dr. Drew is here, just in time for Valentine's Day! Yay!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_153_DrDrew_part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Dr. Drew stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss his childhood, panic attacks, the way his name isn't Andrew and certainly never Andy, trauma, workaholism, cadavers, his early days as a med student moonlighting at KROQ, showbiz versus medicine, playing John Proctor in The Crucible, recurring dreams, therapy, Loveline, his interest in narcissism and addiction, the deal with Adam, raising triplets, falling in love, being codependent, anxiety, Xanax and what it would be like if he and I were married. SERIOUSLY. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and discussed a new segment called Well, Hooray for You!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_153_DrDrew_Part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Oh hi! Here's part 2 of the Melissa Stetten episode. Yay!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_152_MelissaStetten_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Melissa Stetten (writer, model and actress) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss growing up in Kalamazoo, dating older men, modeling, anti-depressants, writing, her ex-boyfriend Anthony Cumia, feeling numb, birth control, current boyfriend James Gunn and how they met, raves, bangs and a whole lot more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_152_MelissaStetten_part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Here's part 2 of the Rory Scovel episode! Hooray!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_151_RoryScovel_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:25pm PDT

Rory Scovel dropped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss stand up, acting, having worked a government job, Doug Benson and Zach Galifianakis, hugs, love, New York, DC, developing a sitcom, losing his mom at a young age and ear wax. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_151_RoryScovel_Part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

It's here!  Part 2 of the Harris Wittels episode plus a fan phone call with a guy who may or may not have used the hall pass given to him by his girlfriend on his 43rd bday. He claims to have slept with over 500 women. We chatted with his girlfriend as well. We still feel weird!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_150_HarrisWittels_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Harris Wittels (creator of Humblebrag; writer for Parks and Recreation, Sarah Silverman Show and more; Phish fan) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss no longer being a boy wonder, the Emerson mafia, drugs, family, therapy, relationships and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_150_HarrisWittels_Part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:19pm PDT