Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Sure you could let Ryan Seacrest count down your New Year's eve but wouldn't you rather do it with us, your new best friends? We did a full on count down with noisemakers that you can sync up to midnight. Did Alison's landlord call in the middle? Oh yes. But surprisingly it wasn't about the noise! Also on this special year end episode I recount Daniel and my New York odyssey which included a lot of vomit and an encounter or two with TSA. Plus we talk about our New Year's resolutions, Greg's text exchange wherein he tried to talk his 13 year old nephew out of a Paul Reed Smith guitar, cacao, snack chat, the upcoming new website, Jenna and Al's time in Utah, the significance of this year (recorded on the anniversary of THE EMAIL) and so much more. We also did a round of New Year's Eve themed JMOES. Happy New Year, everyone!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:34pm PST

Writer, producer, cinematographer Alex Buono (SNL, Documentary Now!, Bigger Stronger Faster) and writer, director, producer Rhys Thomas (SNL, Documentary Now!, Staten Island Summer) head up Saturday Night Live's film unit which means they're responsible for shooting all those funny filmed bits you see on the show. They also handle SNL's opening credits every year—a discovery which led to my learning two of my favorite new terms: "lens whacking" and "pixel sticking."  On this episode we talked about the experience of working on SNL and the process of shooting the filmed pieces, holding panic at bay, how they met each other, racing against the clock, working with Lorne, Alex commuting to NYC every week, how they each got their start, the process of directing, producing and shooting Documentary Now!, early films they made, other projects they're working on 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: 12:17pm PST

Our Christmas episode doesn't start out very Xmasy if I remember correctly and warning for those who listen around young kids who still believe in Santa: at one point someone blurted out that Santa isn't real. We also talked about Merry Christmas versus Happy Holidays and my strange relationship with Judaism and why it sometimes feels icky when people make a point of saying "Happy Holidays" or rather, why it felt icky growing up. But this one isn't all conflict and outing Santa. We also talk about soda wars, what everyone's doing for the holidays, Greg's eczema, favorite Christmas programming and an off-the-cuff Christmas-themed #AL quiz. Plus we did a round of holiday themed Just Me Or Everyone. (This just in: on the episode I referred to it as an "extravaganza" not a "spectacular." It's both!)

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:12pm PST

Bill Schulz (Red Eye, NY Times) and I go way back to my early-ish days in New York when we both worked for magazines and played on separate competitive skee-ball teams. We forgot to talk about skee-ball but we talked about everything else and I mean EVERYTHING, even when it got a little uncomfortable. Anyway, as I explain on the show, I worked for a magazine and had started appearing regularly on television and thought I was hot shit so when fellow magazine writer Bill told me Maxim UK editor Greg Gutfeld was coming back from England to start a TV show and he was going to be a part of it, I was pretty sure it wouldn't last because I was probably the only writer to successfully make the transition to TV because let's face it, people who work at magazines are not on-camera people. That show was Red Eye and I was spectacularly wrong. Bill was a fundamental part of the program so like a lot of people, I was pretty surprised to hear he was no longer with the show. We discussed his leaving—along with some comparisons of our separate similar experiences—plus some of what led up to the split and his feelings about the situation. We also talked about his writing career, his New York Times column, men's magazines, relationships, his childhood, discovering a dipshit character in Amy Schumer's Trainwreck may or may not have been based on him, lavish company Christmas parties, wardrobe budgets, talking politics, acrimony 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: 3:53pm PST

The Salmon Incident, Al's a Cat, Elevator Fears

Greg and his somewhat productive cough are back which means this episode wastes no time in jumping into the most important topic of the day: Jenna and #AL's avocado tree. Also we talk about Daniel and my upcoming trip, The Salmon Incident, what might be on your phone, superhero comics, what kind of kids we all were and whether we wanted to be older, get rich quick schemes, male vs. female therapists and therapy in general and plane and elevator fears and by the way I am still haunted by the elevator discussion! We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:48pm PST

Zoe Lister-Jones (Whitney, Arranged) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about Consumed, the dramatic indie thriller she and her husband Daryl Wein recently made which is the first narrative film about GMOs—and we did talk about it—but first we had to chat about the period of time she and her husband had an open relationship and the movie they made about that experience called Breaking Upwards. We also talked about the one woman show Zoe did years ago in which she played multiple characters including a deaf vagina, growing up the child of artist parents in Brooklyn, feeling sympathy toward men, seeking unavailable men, playing Joe Biden's legal counsel in the upcoming Confirmation, how to make a rat scratch itself on cue and animal entourages, sad burgers, shopping for toilet paper and tampons in bulk 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: 8:06pm PST

Greg was sick for this episode and afraid to spread germs to the newest member of the Thursday gang plus the people who care for her so he sat this one out but sent a very special recorded message which was only rivaled in beauty by length. Sitting in for Greg was someone who is vaguely similar, recent Monday show guest Mike Carano. I say vaguely similar because like Greg, Mike also wonders if Jenna, #AL and Mormons in general judge him. On this episode we also talked about being "natural" parents, whether Mike is a good judge of character because he realizes he's a bad judge of character, a couple stories from Daniel and my recent visit with Daniel's mom, bawling through Frozen and other movies and musicals, the stress but also the liberation of self check out, being shamed by bank and fast food employees, adults who eat or have eaten baby food (GUILTY! BUT ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN), the current ordeal I'm experiencing thanks to spinach, suspecting you'll be irritated by Flea and the Jackass guys and so much more. We also did a round #SNACKCHAT and a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:51pm PST

Jack Barakat, lead guitarist for the pop punk band All Time Low and co-host of the Full Frontal Radio podcast was scheduled to be the only guest on this episode so I was surprised when two faces greeted me at the door. "This is my buddy Justin," Jack said as he walked in. "Is it cool if he sits in?" I agreed, since I am an agreeable person, but spent the first many minutes before the mics were on saying, "Wait, who are you and what do you do and what's going on?" It's weird when you've researched the crap out of only fifty percent of your guests. As it turned out, I shouldn't have worried. Justin (who himself is a musician and music exec) and Jack go way back and having Justin there brought a fun dimension to the interview since he was able to provide another perspective and first hand account of many of the topics we touched upon including Jack's investment in rock and roll bars, his relationships and friendships with Holly Madison and Abigail Breslin, his dating habits, writing new material, anorexic aliens, a bathtub full of cheese, black Amex cards, how he met Holly, breakups, whether he's still just a guy from Baltimore, how someone becomes big in Japan, major labels, signing a record deal in high school, partying, chasing a hit single, Bod body spray and what his bandmates smell like, recording his podcast on the road, his childhood, fleeing war torn Beirut when he was a baby, music theory, Rivers Cuomo 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: 7:31pm PST

There Was No Curtain! (But There is a Baby!)

Samantha Moss makes her Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend debut on this episode and by that I mean she was sleeping like an angel a few feet from the table while we all cooed and our hearts melted. Before the show Greg met her for the first time and announced, "I like holding babies. Holding babies is a thing I like to do." So if anyone is wondering, that's where Greg stands on baby holding. On this episode we got the low-down from Jenna on labor which involved, among other things, a balloon and a hairbrush. It did not involve modesty or a curtain. We also talked about insomnia and my attempts to rid myself of it, everyone's Thanksgivings, pomegranates, toilets, afterbirths and so much more. And we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:39pm PST

Dana Gould Returns

Dana Gould and I sat down for a very rare, honest and unflinching conversation about his recent breakup and divorce along with his experience adopting three children. We also talked about the genesis of his podcast, his thoughts about gun control and the NRA, Al Anon and the two memories that bookend his marriage. I say "rare, honest and unflinching" because I am under the impression Dana doesn't normally pull the curtain back this far. If he does, I DON'T WANT TO KNOW.  I'm pretty convinced this is an exclusive and also a hot scoop. You know, the kind of thing that would have made me yell "podcast boner!" if I weren't so calm and collected. Anyway, I love Dana and think he's one of the best comics around and loved this chance to get to know him a little better, cold hunk of peanut butter and all. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:01pm PST

Daniel and I just had a hearty debate about whether it's a mistake to reveal whose nose was whistling right in the episode title. I pointed out that we already revealed it on last week's show but then he said it's possible people might have missed that one and he personally enjoyed the way it "revealed itself organically." And now here I am, non-organically shoving the info into the show title. Except what are my options, I ask you? "Happy Thanksgiving from Someone's Nose Whistle?" "Happy Thanksgiving from a Mysterious Nose Whistle?" Actually, both of those would have worked but as the woman who did my makeup at my wedding said to me when she put the wrong shade of lipstick on me and I pointed it out, "That ship has sailed, sister!" (I AM TOTALLY OVER IT AND I DEFINITELY DON'T BRING UP MY BURNT SIENNA LIPS WHENEVER I TALK ABOUT MY WEDDING.) Anyway, on this special Thanksgiving episode which was recorded before Jenna had her baby, we talk about all the things we're thankful for as well as toxic pans, Twilight Zone and even more egg talk. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Happy Thanksgiving you guys!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:07pm PST

Though I only met comedian and author Josh Wolf (Chelsea Lately, The Josh Wolf Show, Fairly Normal with Josh Wolf podcast) over Twitter a few weeks before we did this episode, I felt like we were fast friends. We chatted about all sorts of stuff including toxic work environments and not wanting to work with assholes, covert assholes, his experience being a young single guy raising three kids, visits from the health department, terrible bangs, how he met his wife and relationships in general, taping socks to his armpits, opening for Sam Kinison at the start of his career, Chelsea Handler and Joey Diaz babysitting his kids, getting kicked out of the ocean 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: 7:07pm PST

Last week Greg regaled us with stories of his fractious former neighbors. What he didn't say, or maybe he did and I forgot, is that they were so loud he was able to record them from his kitchen. He sent me the audio clip but was hesitant to have us play it on the show because he's a decent person. So I did the only smart thing someone in my position could do: listened to it 900 times in order to transcribe it so we could reenact on the show. Also in this episode, Jenna is still extremely pregnant and had a contraction, Greg and Daniel have app ideas and I have an idea for a cologne and also a shoe-musement park, Greg cries during movies and which way to lean while hugging. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:48pm PST

Matt Nathanson and I went to college together and as I confess to him early on in this episode, I've come to feel like he and I are on similar journeys in life. It's an incredibly squishy and drippy thing to say and if I read it or overheard it, I'd probably roll my eyes. And yet here I am, coughing it up for you right here and also on the podcast. Back in the day (and also on the tenth episode of my podcast on which he guested) we fought good-naturedly about all sorts of stuff with the exception of the couple of times it felt not so good-natured. But these days we totally get along. On this episode we talk about ego states, parenthood, the necessity of being totally honest if you're an artist, fame, poetry, Matt's childhood and boarding school experience, his new album, infidelity, his family, his relationship with his parents, the Taylor Swift Incident, Bill Murray and so much more. We also took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and he played a song.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:07pm PST

On this episode which we recorded one day before Jenna's due date (spoiler alert: she's still pregnant) we talked about cervical ripeness, my buying pre-peeled hard cooked eggs because I'm a "useless sack of shit," how to properly boil eggs at home, mint ice cream and whether it's gross or not (#AL and #ALISON say it is), Greg officiating at his sister's wedding, books vs Kindles, eating dogs and cats, googling upsetting things, massages at barbershops, sunglasses and rudeness and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:09pm PST

Mike Carano

I suspected I would love talking with Mike Carano (The After Disaster, 5 Minutes with Mike, Miscellaneous Adventures from the World of Mike Carano) and I was right because he's incredibly honest and open about all the stuff that goes through his head. We discussed how he feels uncomfortable all the time, trespassing, decision making, his childhood and his stint in a cult, his relationship with his parents, self-help books, meditation, Dr. Drew, how he met his After Disaster cohorts, being afraid to disappoint people, drinking, meds, The Madonna Inn, driving, snacks 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: 8:41pm PST

On Saturday night, Jenna and Al had all of us over to their new place for an extra-curricular hangout. On this episode, Daniel, Greg, Jeff, Jenna, Al and I recounted the festivities complete with Greg's assessment of Jenna and Al's avocado tree, pistol racking, more dirty diet coke talk, spear-fishing, Greg's car troubles, whether women can be creepy or not, Jenna's due date, what truly happens when you give birth, being skeptical of real estate agents, whether we should all move to bumblefuck and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:51pm PST

Writer and comedian Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight, Billy on the Street, New Yorker) traveled all the way from New York to be on my podcast and while he was in town he stopped by the Emmys. Or maybe I have that backwards. Regardless, he was in town and we talked about all sorts of stuff including his experience writing on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, You Blew It! An Awkward Look at the Many Ways In Which You've Already Ruined Your Life (his new book with Joe Berkowitz), discovering comedy, writing the @modernseinfeld Twitter account, why Twitter is better than OK Cupid, the fragility of adult friendships, job searches, elementary school Spanish, ramadas, porches and so much more. We also answered your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:29pm PST

This was supposed to be our spooky Halloween-themed episode and it started that way, with horrifying talk of my new obsession with Dirty Diet Cokes and some riveting Gal Chat regarding nails but then talk turned to Greg's unanswered questions about how I met Daniel and then how Greg met his wife and how Al first described Jenna to his parents and it became a very romantic Halloween show.  But then we Halloween'd it up again with a shocking revelation about Almond Joy and Mounds, agent dating, jealousy, course titles, costumes, avocados and a scary round of Halloween-themed Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:38pm PST

Michael Showalter Returns

Michael Showalter and I go way back to 2006-ish when I did a series of interviews for Time Out New York/PS1 Radio (they were very early podcasts, actually) and he was the first person I interviewed. Over the years I've interviewed him many more times and I always love talking with him, probably because I'm such a huge fan of his work from The State to Wet Hot American Summer to Stella and now Neftlix's Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp (not to mention The Baxter and Mr. Funny Pants and all the projects I'm forgetting). It was fascinating to find out how he regards his own success and how the Netflix series, he says, "changed the narrative." Also he recently made a film called Hello My Name is Doris starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield and it was heartbreaking and beautiful. We also talked hypnotherapy (I was inspired to make an appointment after our conversation), kids, NY work ethics vs. LA work ethics (and the cultural differences in general), cats, tennis and sportiness. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. (BTW, still trying this thing where I write the episode summaries in EXTREME FIRST PERSON. Is it still working? Lemme know. Ok bye.)

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:05pm PST

I included Dirty Diet Coke in this episode title because ever since Jenna talked about it on the show, I can't stop thinking about it. I am to Dirty Diet Coke as Greg Heller is to Mormon Funeral Potatoes. Also, I've decided to write these show descriptions in a different way. What do you think? Lemme know. I can easily go back to taking myself out of the description however let's be real, I am writing these words. Anyhoozles, Jenna and Al and Greg were back on this episode and joined Jeff, Daniel and me for a chat about almost getting run over by a bike on the sidewalk (while I was texting), tap dancing, Adoption vs. IVF and people being kinda dickish online, Greg's fishing and surfing trip, bathroom habits, peach air freshener, the extendo version of The Fruit Song, Greg's dream about Anderson Cooper, shaking hands with the unemployed (i.e. masturbation), Pretty Little Liars, Gilmore Girls and more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:08pm PST

The Return of Shane Dawson

Shane Dawson returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his controversial past year, coming out as bisexual, his decision to make the video where he announced his sexuality and his journey to discovering his sexuality including the period of time he wondered if he was transgender, his second book (follow up to I Hate My Selfie), bulimia and body image, his relationship with his ex Lisa Schwartz, Christian guilt, shipping, Joey Graceffa, being a sad picker and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:50pm PST

On this episode Alison is  joined by Ben Gleib, Molly McAleer, Daniel Quantz and Jeff Fox to talk about the whereabouts of Greg, Jenna and Al, people who are right for you "on paper," dating in general, BCC and whether a particular email situation Alison has been involved in twice is a thing, the merits of teriyaki, Molly's lingerie, Molly's date tank top, Soho House, the intersection of incest and voyeurism and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:07pm PST

Emily V. Gordon (The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Indoor Kids) returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about her new book Super You, working with her husband (comedian and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani), her writing process, body issues, kelp noodle salad, being married in secret, producing The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, initially wanting to write the book as a video game strategy guide, her cat Bagel, being organized, setting boundaries, identity crises and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:19pm PST

On this episode Alison and the Thursday gang (Jenna Kim Jones, Allan Moss, Daniel Quantz, Greg Heller and Jeff Fox) discuss who's been to a strip club, Jenna's baby punching Allan, pee bottles, baby farts, adults who "go to the potty," learning about sex, Greg's former stand up career, Book of Mormon, having rocks thrown at you while you're a missionary, couples that fights, couples that kiss in weird annoying ways, Bogle and so much more.  Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:12pm PST

Riki Lindhome (Another Period, Garfunkel and Oates) returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about Garfunkel and Oates' new album Secretions, getting two shows on TV, working with Natasha Leggero versus working with Kate Micucci, dating and feeling disposable, freezing her eggs, London, musical theater, Phantom of the Opera, nude scenes, setting boundaries, falling asleep to Law & Order and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:34pm PST

On this episode Alison and the  Thursday gang (Jenna Kim Jones, Allan Moss, Daniel Quantz, Greg Heller and Jeff Fox) discuss Jenna's recent hospital excursion, Greg's tooth story, Alison's profound state of non-pregnancy, Greg's stint as a DJ, ice skating, moms on the podcast and mom texts, dads who've become sports trolls, extreme moose tracks ice cream, pumpkin spice, psychotic breaks, baby farts, babies, an email from a listener who had a bad experience eating THC gummy bears and so much more.  Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:13pm PST

Kelly Carlin returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about her new book A Carlin Home Companion, growing up in the shadow of her larger than life father George Carlin, suffering panic attacks as a young person, getting into an abusive relationship in high school, the magnetic draw of certain personalities, psychology, her mother's alcoholism and her own drug experiences, enmeshment, family systems, the time her dad freaked out on bad acid, becoming aware of family dysfunction, her relationship with her dad near the end of his life and his relationship with the species, feelings of betrayal and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:07pm PST

No Regrets! (with special guest Ben Gleib)

On this episode, Alison and the  Thursday gang (Jenna Kim Jones, Allan Moss, Daniel Quantz and Jeff Fox) plus special guest Ben Gleib discuss the whereabouts of Greg Heller, Alison and Daniel's horrifying night at The Palm wherein they saw Margot Robbie but also witnessed an old dude finger his date at the table, #NoRegrets, the true origin of Alison and Jenna knowing one another, reading old emails, rejection, liquid poop for the soul, deodorant talk, a lot of dentist chat, supermarket samples and so much more.  Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:52pm PST

Phil Rosenthal (creator, writer and exec producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, Exporting Raymond) stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his new PBS food and travel show, I'll Have What Phil's Having, his love of food and travel, how he met his wife (and why their relationship is predicated on a lie), growing up the child of holocaust survivors, his relationship with his brother, lessons he's learned over the years about show business, why steak tastes different if you eat it with your bare hands, foods he was squeamish to try, writing jokes for Clinton, his book You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes and Sitcom, the times he quit Raymond and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:20pm PST

On this episode Alison and the  Thursday gang (Jenna Kim Jones, Allan Moss, Greg Heller, Daniel Quantz and Jeff Fox) reconvene to recount their Bumbershoot experiences which include Daniel accidentally eating a pot cookie on the night they're all going out to a celebratory dinner. Plus Greg's surf lingo quiz, a discussion of various fruits and a corn revelation.  Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:46pm PST

Doug Benson and Annie Lederman join Alison onstage at the Cornish Playhouse in Seattle for this live episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend which includes a discussion of the role baked goods play during Doug Loves Movies (Alison was a guest the night before), Annie's run in with the band Train, Topic Sombrero, worst fails onstage, audience questions, Deleted Tweets and HGFY. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and Trapp Dog played live. Thank you, Seattle!

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:42pm PST

How well do Alison and the Thursday gang (Jenna Kim Jones, Allan Moss, Greg Heller, Daniel Quantz and Jeff Fox) know Dustin Goot? Find out in this episode. Plus wedding vendor vendettas, an intense and heated discussion of how Jeff and Greg feel about everyone else's feelings about cats, hot cereal talk, urinal chatter and more.  Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:58pm PST

 

Jimmy Pardo stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about Never Not Funny, hating women for four years, doing theater in high school, high school reunions and what he was expecting versus what he found, using charm to avoid getting beat up, therapy, allergies, OCD, being on the receiving end of the Heimlich, affect vs. effect, the death of his brother-in-law Andrew Koenig and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:44pm PST

Someone's having recurring dreams about lobsters again! Listen as Alison and the Thursday gang (Jenna Kim Jones, Allan Moss, Greg Heller, Daniel Quantz and Jeff Fox) discuss the ethics of shopping and return policies, fears of the ocean, nature in general, splitting raisins, Jenna feeling out of place at The Standard, nudity at hotels, Greg's blood pressure panic, Occupy Exam Room and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:04pm PST

Bobcat Goldthwait returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his new documentary Call Me Lucky, the passionate beginnings of his and Alison's imaginary relationship, the worst year of his life, the two moments in his new film that his daughter thinks make him look like an asshole, his friendship with Robin Williams, Lewy Body Dementia, divorce, loss, his mother's sarcasm, Black Eyed Susans, his decision to join twitter, Eric Idle, drinking and drugs, his love of Cabaret and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:06pm PST

Oodles of stuff comes out in this one! Listen and find out heretofore unknown details about  Alison and the Thursday gang (Jenna Kim Jones, Allan Moss, Greg Heller, Daniel Quantz and Jeff Fox). There's fidgeting! Nail biting! Honey butter chips! Wives! Home Decor! Talk of chickens! SECRETS AND MORE. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:32pm PST

Paul F. Tompkins Returns

Paul F. Tompkins returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about where he learned improv ("podcasting was a huge school of improv for me"), performing improv opposite puppets on No, You Shut Up!, feedback from an exec that sent him spiraling, anti-depressants, fabric flowers, making up words, relationships, the appeal of Werner Herzog, Spontaneanation, "the tyranny of the template," acoustic toothbrushes, wanting to matter, relationships, Comedy Bang Bang, anxiety and fear and more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:26pm PST

Special guest Jordan Morris is back and he's brought a quiz. How well do Alison and the Thursday gang (Jenna Kim Jones, Allan Moss, Daniel Quantz and Jeff Fox) know Jordan? Also where in the world is Greg Heller? Plus Alison's licking disgusting lamb flavored chips and crying in the recovery room, Jenna has pregnancy brain, we're over Vine, everyone's unwrapping cinnamon roles and we're talking ear wax. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

A note about this episode (a #FERTALERT): A day after recording, Alison found out that the egg she was told had a "very low" chance of fertilizing actually DID fertilize overnight and now she and Daniel are happy to say they have another high quality embryo. This will only make sense if you listen to the episode and/or are Alison's doctor.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:32pm PST

Mary Katharine Ham makes her triumphant third appearance to talk about her new book End of Discussion (recently featured in The New Yorker), her co-author Guy Benson who came out in a footnote in the book, fighting with Bill O'Reilly, Joan Rivers, free speech, religious freedom, babies, "homocons," Greg Gutfeld's height, left vs. right, guns, women shooting guns, drugs and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_081715_Mary_Katherine_Ham.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:25pm PST

How well do Alison and the Thursday gang (Jenna Kim Jones, Allan Moss, Greg Heller and Daniel Quantz) know Jeff Fox? Find out in this episode. Plus live #snackchat, some drama between Alison and Greg and a discussion of walking around nude. AND MORE. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_MBF_081315.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:24pm PST

Kevin Pereira returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about dark thoughts, Hack My Life, hidden camera shoots, MDMA and responsible drug use, growing up in an emotionally abusive home, being desensitized to violence, Twitch, empathy, Christian Science vs. Scientology, relationships and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_081015_Kevin_Pereira.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:57pm PST

Alison and the Thursday gang (Jenna Kim Jones, Allan Moss, Jeff Fox, Greg Heller and Daniel Quantz) discuss Greg's binder clip art, corporate retreats, tutorials, how to make a single into a ringtone, Alison's Bumbershoot guests, Bachelor in Paradise, road rage, pregnancy, IVF, what Greg does with expensive shampoo in the shower and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_080615_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:52pm PST

Kevin T Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe of smash podcast The Gilmore Guys stop by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about being written up in the New York Times and other media attention, how and why they started their podcast, their relationship with Gilmore Girls, meeting cast members, dream guests, their childhoods, growing up religious, being home schooled, live shows, the afterlife, their career paths, parents, growing up with podcasts, whether blond people from Argentina are to be trusted and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_080315_Gilmore_Guys.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:34pm PST

How well do you know Ms. Jenna Kim Jones? How well do Alison and the rest of the Thursday gang (Allan Moss, Jeff Fox, Greg Heller and Daniel Quantz)? Plus drug stories, DINKS, turtles, more John boats, night terrors AND MORE. And we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_072915_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:17pm PST

Mike Lawrence stops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about learning to accept your parents for who they are, wanting to fail on his own terms, switching from poetry to comedy, being into comic books, Comic Con, meeting his wife, regret and sadness, growing up with a standup comic mother, learning to drive as an adult, childhood trauma, how nerds make the worst bullies, fighting to get paid, the movie Up, what happened to breakfast and so much more.  Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_072715_Mike_Lawrence.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:42pm PST

Jenna Kim Jones is back with less luggage and more baby. Plus Greg's wearing a hat and casting aspersions on Alison's "scary" outgoing voicemail. And Daniel Quantz, Allan Moss and Jeff Fox are here to talk about anglicizing names, backpacks, transcendent massages and fawting. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_072315.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:56pm PST

Alison Haislip stops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about growing up in a small town and being valedictorian of her high school, not going to Yale, pursuing acting instead of chemistry, being "discovered" while bartending, saying yes to opportunity, being jumped by a Japanese guy on a bike, stunts, G4, The Voice, Con Man, Battlebots, Battleground, not eating eggs, clogged toilets, relationships and so much more.  Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_072015_Alison_Haislip.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:45pm PST

Sure he's married to Alison and yes, he does the show intros but how well do you know Daniel Quantz? How well do Alison and the rest of the Thursday gang? (Allan Moss, Jeff Fox, Greg Heller and special guest Molly McAleer) Plus talk of cauliflower's true farty essence, Greg's smoothies, podcasts Alison has done recently, Swiss chard, curb sneaking AND MORE. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_071515_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:47pm PST

David Huntsberger (Professor Blastoff, Reactor) stops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his new SyFy show Reactor, cohosting Professor Blastoff, losing confidence in his brain, being mildly colorblind, getting into comedy, ranching, shoeing horses, being a guinea pig for drug companies, potato salad, relationships, hunting, auditioning, nicknames, and so much more.  Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_071315_David_Huntsberger.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:00pm PST

On this very special episode with special guest Jen Kleiner, the gang (Alison, Daniel Quantz, Jeff Fox and Greg Heller) tackles listener questions involving relationships, being happy, wanderlust, aging, parking lot dicks, endometriosis and more. Also we talked about #WankTheDeck, Trader Joe's and panty liners. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_070915_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:47pm PST

Jim Florentine returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about hiring a private investigator to find out what was going on in his marriage, being typecast as the "jerk boyfriend" in movies and TV shows, Trainwreck, grieving, Florentine justice, upper decking, his relationship with Robin Quivers, Howard Stern Show, Anthony Cumia, working with Louis CK, joint custody and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_070615_Jim_Florentine.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:01pm PST

The gang starts with some, "Where were you on 9/11?" talk and then Alison, Jenna Kim Jones, Daniel Quantz, Allan Moss and Jeff Fox compete to see who knows Greg Heller best in THE GREG QUIZ. The answer might astound you! (Or not. Alison honestly cannot remember who won as she types this. WE'LL FIND OUT TOGETHER!) Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_070215_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:20pm PST

Sarah Colonna Returns

Sarah Colonna returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about her new book Has Anyone Seen My Pants? We also chat about how she met her fiance, feeling comfortable with your age, doing a commercial with Candice Bergen, spending thousands on a hookup, dating an athlete, vacationing with Jen Kirkman, hating winter, toxic friendships and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_062915_Sarah_Colonna.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:40pm PST

Jenna Kim Jones talks a good game about being able to identify her favorite beverage—"fresh" diet coke from McDonald's—but can she really tell the difference between "fresh" and canned? Find out! Plus on this episode Alison, Greg Heller, Daniel Quantz, Jenna Kim Jones and Jeff Fox talk about salons, guacamole, walking and texting, Alison's ongoing fitness situation, deleted tweets, kid things and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_062515_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:55pm PST

Comedian Brooks Wheelan (Saturday Night Live, Girls) drops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about being misquoted regarding his feelings about getting fired from SNL, his actual feelings about getting fired from SNL, anxiety, drugs, high high and low lows, growing up in Iowa, his half hour Comedy Central special, struggles with being too loose on stage, performing comedy in NYC, living in a drug house in Los Feliz, relationships, being a biomedical engineering grad, stuffed animals, going crazy at his old job after not sleeping, the politics of workplaces, cheating in college, not doing stuff he doesn't want to do, camping, nature and perspective, his concerns about overexposing himself, his confidence with the ladies and so much more.  Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_062215_Brooks_Whelan.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:47pm PST

The man who calls himself Allan Moss is a mystery to us all. On this episode Alison, Greg Heller, Daniel Quantz, Jenna Kim Jones, Jeff Fox and special return guest Jordan Morris compete to see who knows #Al best. Plus, Greg Heller performs an #ALQUIZ song live in Dining Room Studios. Not only that, Jordan tells some stories, Alison is all about fitness and cup filling, Jenna had to dodge seagulls AND MORE. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_061815_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:46pm PST

Lauren Lapkus (Jurassic World, Clipped, Orange is the New Black) drops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about her role in Jurassic World and her experience filming the movie, her podcast With Special Guest, Lauren Lapkus, stone soup, chicken fingers, meeting her husband, finicky eating habits, what she will and won't eat, auditions and putting herself on tape, learning how to cut hair, her new TBS show Clipped, improv in general, patronizing a business whose politics you don't agree with and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_061515_Lauren_Lapkus.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:11pm PST

Last week we found out how well Alison knows the Thursday gang but this week we turned the tables to find out which member of the Thursday gang knows Alison best. Will it be Jeff Fox, Dustin Goot, Greg Heller, Allan Moss, her own husband Daniel Quantz, or Jenna Kim Jones who wasn't there because she's required to attend all summits in Utah? More importantly, which defunct music store did she work at in high school? Listen and find out! We also talked about Greg's embarrassing morning, fresh diet coke, Allan's turtle saving and more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_060915_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:46pm PST

Chris Hardwick drops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about rabbit holes, how much it must stink in space and space Febreeze, trying desperately to fit in as a young person, control issues, anxiety, his parents’ divorce, early career struggles, his recent trip to Austria with girlfriend Lydia Hearst, hating the feeling of bare feet and always needing to have socks on, internet bullying, impostor syndrome, Singled Out, the true genesis of the Nerdist podcast and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_060815_Chris_Hardwick.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

Alison is joined by Greg Heller, Jeff Fox, Dustin Goot, Daniel Quantz, Jenna Kim Jones and Allan Moss for a re-introduction of the Thursday gang including who everyone is, their favorite colors, middle names, where they were born and how Alison knows them. We also talked about Dustin's big news, emails, Greece, engagement stories, overrated scones and aggressive door holding. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_060415_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:28pm PST

Joe DeRosa

Joe DeRosa (Better Call Saul, The Pete Holmes Show, Comedy Central) drops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to announce the end of his podcast and talk about flinching, the end of his "unrelenting artist" phase, his take on suicide and selfishness, his take on "takes," being adopted and whether he'll find his birth parents, working with Jonathan Banks on Better Call Saul, working with Pete Holmes, grief, music, sci-fi/horror, his tensions with Anthony Cumia and Jim Norton and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_060115_Joe_DeRosa.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:11pm PST

Alison is joined by Greg Heller, Jeff Fox, Daniel Quantz, Jenna Kim Jones and Allan Moss for a discussion of romantic confusion, saying "Adolph" at the Coors Factory, maternity pants, Al's dream cheating, cats, budgets and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_MBF_052815.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:23pm PST

Annie Lederman

Comedian Annie Lederman (MTV's Girl Code, Chelsea Lately, Grand Theft Auto V) drops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about how waking up on the air mattress of a comedian she hated got her sober, her childhood in the suburbs of Philadelphia, being a juvenile delinquent, a bad scooter accident, stealing cars, bitching out her math teacher, New Mexico, getting into comedy, not sleeping with comedians, trying to get the word butthole trending and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_052515_Annie_Lederman.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:55pm PST

Alison is joined by Greg Heller, Jeff Fox, Dustin Goot, Daniel Quantz, Jenna Kim Jones and Allan Moss for a discussion of the elephant in the room, Jenna and Allan's big news, Alison's fat photos, Twin Peaks, the Palm Desert house, Greg's ten thousand questions, the meeting with Roseanne Barr and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_052115_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:19pm PST

Greg Fitzsimmons returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about how no one gives Alison credit for having discovered Greg's pencil fetish, quiet confidence, fatherhood, college and how his father applied for him, meditating, fellow comedians and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_051815_Greg_Fitzsimmons.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:50pm PST

Alison is joined by Greg Heller, Jeff Fox, Dustin Goot, Daniel Quantz, Jenna Kim Jones and Allan Moss for a discussion of one man bands, cats vs. dogs, who was popular in high school, ducks vs. geese, subtle racism, white guy privilege, college, Korea and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_051415_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:10pm PST

Molly McAleer (Hello Giggles, Two Broke Girls, Plz Advise) stops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about her new ebook, The Alcoholic Bitch Who Ruined Your Life, her brief infuriating stint in rehab, Bethany Frankel, blurting out her feelings, how the internet saved her, how she went from improv to writing, living in a frathouse, working at Gawker, co-founding Hello Giggles, how she met her boyfriend Drunk History's Derek Waters, parents, Whitney Cumming's desk and so much more.  We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_051115_Molly_McAleer.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:50pm PST

Alison is joined by special return guest Greg Heller plus Jeff Fox, Daniel Quantz, Jenna Kim Jones and Allan Moss for a discussion of Alison's 33 injections and egg retrieval,  instant coffee and Postum, conference calls, an impending meeting with Roseanne Barr, Jeff's Sleater-Kinney experience, slow cooking, Greg's Mojo and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_050715_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:52pm PST

Greg Proops returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about The Smartest Book in the World, serial commas, his parents (a topic he says he's never talked about in public), gambling, his father's misogyny, Lou Dobbs, Greg Gutfeld, drugs, how podcasting has affected his life, "sweet perfume," morning radio, driving, insecurities, poetry and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_Greg_Proops_042915.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:26pm PST

Alison is joined by special return guest Greg Heller plus Jeff Fox, Daniel Quantz, Jenna Kim Jones and Allan Moss for a discussion of Jenna eating her hair, Greg's wife's budget app, Greg getting stoned with his dad, drugs in general, cubes with poles, stag heads, Alison's IVF, Daniel's new job, Alison's butt, Jenna and Al's vacation and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_MBF_042815.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:58pm PST

Jim Norton returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about juicy heinies and big feet, his new comedy special Contextually Inadequate, sex and love addiction, his childhood, being punished as a kid, talk shows, Anthony Cumia, working with Opie, tension in comedy and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_Jim_Norton_041617.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:04pm PST

Alison is joined by special return guest Greg Heller plus  Jeff Fox, Daniel Quantz and Dustin Goot (Jenna and Allan will be back next week!) for a discussion of Daniel's scary run-in with the law at a sobriety check point, Alison's IVF update, Greg's good news and subsequent drunkenness, peyote, spirit animals and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MBF_042115.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:41pm PST

Nikki Glaser returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about her reluctance to agree to be a guest on podcasts after her boyfriend broke up with her for things she publicly aired (they've since reunited), "being sweet," her Comedy Central pilot NSFW, potentially opening up her relationship, turn-ons, ASMR, drinking and repeating stories, super cute sister syndrome, cereal and snack chat and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_Nikki_Glaser_041315.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:57pm PST

Alison is joined by special guest Vince Mancini of Film Drunk plus Jenna Kim Jones, Jeff Fox, Daniel Quantz, Dustin Goot and Allan Moss for a discussion of Daniel throwing dental shade at Dustin, Jenna's dental convention, Alison's egg retrieval, stuff that isn't medical in nature, the idyllic wedding Jeff attended, the biscuit bar at said wedding, the Avengers premiere, getting to know Vince Mancini, Periscope and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AIRYNBF_MBF_041415.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:54pm PST

Denny Tedesco (The Wrecking Crew) stops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his 19 year labor of love, the documentary The Wrecking Crew and what it was like growing up the son of famed musician Tommy Tedesco. We also talked about his experience interviewing luminaries like Cher, Dick Clark, Nancy Sinatra, Brian Wilson and more plus crowdfunding, losing his father to cancer, "no smoking, no Tedesco," controversy with Carol Kaye, conflict between Carol Kaye and Hal Blaine, growing up in the valley and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_Denny_Tedesco_040215.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:00pm PST

Alison is joined by special guest Greg Heller along with Jenna Kim Jones, Jeff Fox, Daniel Quantz, Dustin Goot and Allan Moss for a discussion of remaining vulnerable, Utah dental conventions, everyone except Alison thinking a certain doctor is "weird," Gilmore Girls, Greg "the California Asshole" Heller, babies named Adolf, Wolfenstein, Sundays and Alison's garbage farts. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MBF_040715.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:53pm PST

Matt Mira (Nerdist, @midnight, FEaB) stops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about growing up in Lowell, moving to Florida, loaning relatives money, meeting his fiance on Tinder, falling in love, early career ambitions, getting expelled from school, moving to Los Angeles, working as an Apple Genius and meeting Chris Hardwick at the Apple Store, collecting guitars, writing on @midnight, "tricking Atlanta," losing hundreds of pounds (he once weighed so much he had to sleep on his knees), gastric bypass, eating through gastric bypass, ham planets and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_Matt_Mira_040315_v2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:54pm PST

Alison is joined by Jordan Morris, Jeff Fox, Daniel Quantz and Allan Moss for a discussion of Alison's underwear, trendy restaurant service, the trouble with communal tables, Jordan's dating life, shower resistance, Jeff's April Fool's tweets, Trevor Noah, min-stim IVF and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MBF_040115.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:15pm PST

Dave Hill returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU, Joe Franklin, Little Joe Franklin, show biz meetings, mustard, existential crises, vintage suits, depression, Norway, tall poppy syndrome, tweets, Dick Cavett, beautiful people and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_Dave_Hill._033015.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:59pm PST

Alison is joined by Jeff Fox, Dustin Goot, Daniel Quantz, Allan Moss and Jenna Kim Jones for a discussion of mortifying moments (Dustin pooped his pants!), bike riding, scary movies, the proper way to greet ghosts, exercise farts, that controversial segment Alison did last week and why it was problematic, grocery delivery, romance and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MBF_032415.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:09pm PST

Beloved radio personality Lisa May sits down with Alison Rosen to discuss, in-depth, her recent controversial firing from KROQ's Kevin and Bean show including how she found out, her feelings about the way she found out, her relationships with Kevin, Bean, Ralph Garman, Kevin Weatherly and her replacement, Allie Mac Kay, the overwhelming listener support and her plans for the future. We also talked about her path to broadcasting, how she met her boyfriend and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_Lisa_May.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:04pm PST

Alison Rosen is joined by Jenna Kim Jones, Jeff Fox, Dustin Goot, Daniel Quantz and Allan Moss for a discussion of Alison's podcast tour, working from home, finding a balance, eating in front of the TV, polygamists at Costco, Jenna's mom and so much more. We also unveiled a new segment bound to get people hatin' and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MBF_031915_v2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:18pm PST

Casey Wilson (Marry Me, Happy Endings, Gone Girl) stops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about morning sickness, the way dogs react to her pregnancy, growing up with parents who were both in politics, running for school office, early performance memories, baby psychics, pole dancing, the rumors there might be a Happy Endings return, Norm the homeless guy, boundaries, how she met her husband, losing her mom, Christopher Guest, weight, Rhonda, SNL, Suzanne Vega, and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_Casey_Wilson.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:32pm PST

Oh hi! This episode starts with an announcement about the weekend shows and then addresses what happened on Thursday, where I attempted to be uncensored and then allowed myself to be censored. Plus what actually happened in Chicago and some other details from my experience on The Adam Carolla Show. And more! Also, I love you.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_WEEKEND_031415.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:10am PST

Jeff Fox, Dustin Goot, Daniel Quantz and Allan Moss join Alison and Jenna Kim Jones for a discussion of Alison's new higher energy edict, Alison's epiphany about not censoring herself, vagina talk, Michael Keaton at a wedding, Alison's reaction to Adam Carolla discussing her on Howard Stern, an ill-timed cough attack, singing, upside down sandwiches and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MBF_031015.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:19pm PST

Mamrie Hart stops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about You Deserve a Drink, panic attacks, literally growing up in Boonetown, her upcoming book, trampolines, cheerleading, drink acronyms, her family, puns, getting into comedy, Cudzoo and the Faggettes, No Filter, moving to LA, Beanz, Wispy, naps, rabid raccoons, bonersodes and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_Mamrie_Hart_v2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:55pm PST

Jeff Fox, Dustin Goot and Allan Moss join Alison and Jenna Kim Jones for a discussion of why Daniel isn't there, Dustin's "schlub" phase, spiders and false eyelashes, new jingles galore, talking to doctors, ketchup on burgers, Jenna's intruder, twist ties, socks, Better Call Saul, Last Man on Earth and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MBF_03015_01.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:54pm PST

Andy Kindler stops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about religion and spirituality, losing his father, Bill Maher, Ricky Gervais, vestibules, reality TV, Entourage, his annual State of the Industry at Montreal's Just For Laughs, growing up in Queens, starting out as a musician and switching to comedy, trauma, Marc Maron, Jay Leno and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_AndyKindler_022515.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:11pm PST

Alison and Daniel look back at the week and forward to the next. Plus Nimoy, gold and white vs. blue and black dresses, llamas, hot schedule talk, playground chat and more.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_weekend_022715.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:14am PST

Dustin Goot, Allan Moss and Daniel Quantz join Alison and Jenna Kim Jones for a discussion of all the crazy press surrounding Monday's Jennifer Lee Pryor episode, umlauts, jury duty and gang car jackings/murder, Better Call Saul and The Oscars, Bob Odenkirk's hand gestures, period control, eviscerating people's careers and relationships, adopting, savory peeps, chip chat, "for no reason" gifts, popcorn and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MBF_022614.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:42pm PST

Richard Pryor's widow Jennifer Lee Pryor stops by Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about how she and Richard met, what she loved about him, what she misses about him, codependence, her relationship with his kids, drugs and threesomes, marrying, divorcing and marrying him again, her involvement in the upcoming biopic, executive producing and appearing in Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, domestic violence, Richard's suicide attempt, other women, the N-word, Bill Cosby, Mike Epps and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_JenniferLeePryor_022315.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:10pm PST

Alison and Daniel look back at the week and forward to the next. Plus breakfast FOMO, Alison's voice in Daniel's head, dealing with people who always say no, addiction/obsession and more.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_Weekend_022115.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:50pm PST

Harris Wittels died earlier today. I just can't believe he's gone. I've received some requests to repost my interview with him which originally ran January 23, 2014.

The world is a better place for Harris having been in it. 

Direct download: ARIYNBF_HarrisWittels_Repost.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:05pm PST

Jordan Morris, Allan Moss and Daniel Quantz join Alison and Jenna Kim Jones for a discussion of depression, chip flavors, cookie flavors, wheelchairs, superfans, pickle backs, Jenna's party pantry, anger versus annoyance, Trader Joe's and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MBF_021915.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:52pm PST

Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!) makes his first appearance on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about working at Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland, growing up in Orange County, playing in bands, his relationship with Kulap Vilaysack, getting bit by the performance bug at age six, theater school, getting kicked out of theater school, meeting Bob Odenkirk, working on Mr. Show, The Fun Bunch, Comedy Bang! Bang!, parody vs. satire, $10,000 Pyramid, dogs in beds, Ear Wolf and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_ScottAukerman_021615.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:53pm PST

Alison and Daniel look back at the week and forward to the next. Plus Daniel's parlor game idea, Scott Aukerman stuff, Robert Downey Jr. and Justin Bieber, the problem with outdoor classes, Valentine's Day, news and more.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_weekend_021415.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

Dustin Goot, Allan Moss and Daniel Quantz join Alison and Jenna Kim Jones for a discussion of Alison's recent coughing nightmare during Doug Loves Movies, Daniel's morning drop off, Dustin's attempts to donate sperm, Al and Jenna's new haircuts, haircuts in general, frats, butter sandwich reboot, shots, snacks and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_MBF_021215.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:31pm PST

James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) returns to  Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his first appearance on the show, how his life has changed since Guardians of the Galaxy,Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Chris Pratt's weight, casting in general, his childhood, feeling alienated, his creative process, snow cream, religion and his feelings about Catholicism, running errands, being slightly OCD, dating, trust issues, Kevin Bacon and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_James_Gunn_020915.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:01pm PST

Alison and Daniel look back at the week and forward to the next. Plus James Gunn stuff, butt stuff, post-collegiate rude awakenings, a discussion of stuff Alison dreads talking about, fiction versus non-fiction, magical medical fingers and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. 

Direct download: ARIYNBF_weekend_020715.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:52pm PST