Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend (comedy)

Oh hi! It's part two of the special two-parts-in-one-week episode of ARIYNBF featuring your and my favorite Paul F. Tompkins! (Those other Paul F. Tompkins don't even compare.)

Direct download: ARIYNBF_141_PaulFTompkins_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:33pm PDT

Paul F. Tompkins stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss clothes, words such as natty and Zumba, vegetables, the YMCA, guarding his house from early morning intruders, Sniglets, his career (Mr. Show with Bob and David, Kelsey Grammar Presents, Best Week Ever, DAG), the Pod F. Tompkast, relationships and therapy and having dated the wrong people and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen), Topic Sombrero and HGFY. This is a special two-parts-in-one-week episode and some of the above is discussed in the second part which you can download bright and early on Thursday morning. Set your alarm. Which one? ALL OF THEM.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_140_PaulFTompkins_Part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:05pm PDT

Jay Mohr stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss giraffes, heroes, salty pretzels, salt in general, whether or not he needs validation, love, fatherhood and how he learned to be more patient, his interviewing style on his podcast Mohr Stories, anagrams and abbreviations, SNL, sobriety, meeting his wife Nikki Cox, Fake Mustache Studios, legos, his humps, Fergie, Josh Duhamel and James Caan, complaining, optimism and wishing he could be more gentle. We also did a round of JMOE and debated whether certain tweets deserved blocking in a possible new segment.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_139_JayMohr.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:33pm PDT

Jesse Thorn, of Bullseye (formerly The Sound of Young America), Jordan, Jesse, GO! (with cohost Jordan Morris), menswear site Put This  On and owner of Maximum Fun stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss relationships and new fatherhood, growing up with a dad who suffered from PTSD, going to an arts high school, being a podcaster from way back, fashion and design, bunny rabbits, dicks jokes versus fart jokes, naive art and pocket squares. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_138_JesseThorn.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Kevin Allison (MTV's The State, RISK! podcast) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss kink camp, attending The King and I with Sarah Jessica Parker, growing up Catholic, coming out to his parents, authenticity in storytelling, storytelling versus standup, monogamy and polyamory, Asian men, how things worked in The State and an array of other topics. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_137_KevinAllison.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Duncan Trussell, comedian, actor and host of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast, stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about the universe and the multiverse, Axe body spray, meditation, various strains of pot which Alison thinks he's making up, communicating in relationships, anger at hotels, relationships in general, his breakup with Nathasha Leggero, Deathsquad, picking up a bad vibe in your urethra and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

Direct download: ARIYNBF_136_DuncanTrussell.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Elizabeth Laime, comedy writer, poet and host of the Totally Laime podcast, stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss wanting to belong to the Soho House and Club 33, growing up in St. Louis, fancy friends, losing both of her parents when she was 19, her relationship with her sister, saving animals and plastic surgery and people who save animals but get a lot of plastic surgery, periods, managers, shows about podcasts and quite a bit more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_135_ElizabethLaime.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Sara Schaefer, cohost of the You Had To Be There podcast and the forthcoming MTV late night series The Nikki and Sara Show,stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about heartache that lingers, marriage and divorce, craving affection, being attracted to nice guys, auditions, pitch meetings, the episode of YHTBT after which they decided to pitch their TV show, voiceover work, labia, growing up Southern Baptist, 9/11, meeting and working with cohost Nikki Glaser, working at Jimmy Fallon and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Justin Timberlake, strangers in her living room and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

Direct download: ARIYNBF_134_SaraSchaffer.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

The Sklar Brothers (Randy and Jason) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss comedy, high school, college, being twins, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and other reality television, sports, tennis and onebigarmism, Fred Armisen's sneezes, Jason's father-in-law's sneezes, writing jokes with seven year olds, their two podcasts (Sklarbro Country and Sklarbro County), United Stats of America, Liverpudlians and more.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_133_SklarBros.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Andrew WK stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss life as a musician, motivational speaker and port-o-potty fan. Along the way he and Alison shared way too much and Alison is already wondering if she shouldn't have dialed it back. In short: don't eat while listening to this episode. Andrew WK also discussed his fashion choices, battles with depression, thoughts on relationships, love of babies and hopes and dreams for the future. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and reminisced about the time Andrew WK appeared on the Ustream talk show Alison used to do in her living room in Brooklyn.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_132_AndrewWK.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT