Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Comedian, writer, host and all around awesome guy Dave Holmes, whom you may remember from his former gig as an MTV VJ, stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to chat about pestering people til they give you a job, Jesse Camp, All My Children, reading in the bathroom, Real World and Road Rules, Tom Cruise, his shows DVD on TV and A Drink with Dave, sexuality, monogamy and an array of other assorted things including punctuation and grammar. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and Topic Sombrero.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_124_DaveHolmes.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:36pm PDT

On this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, comedian/actor/director Bobcat Goldthwait stops by to discuss the violence in his latest film (God Bless America) and whether he really wants to kill Diablo Cody, growing up the youngest of seven kids, being homecoming king, the first thing he recalls laughing at, wanting to be heard, salt potatoes, directing Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel on The Man Show, being the object of Alison's not-so-secret celebrity crush and more. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_123b_BobcatGoldthwait.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:09pm PDT

On this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, comedian/actor/director Bobcat Goldthwait stops by to discuss the violence in his latest film (God Bless America) and whether he really wants to kill Diablo Cody, growing up the youngest of seven kids, being homecoming king, the first thing he recalls laughing at, wanting to be heard, salt potatoes, directing Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel on The Man Show, being the object of Alison's not-so-secret celebrity crush and more. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_123a_BobcatGoldthwait.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:05pm PDT

Bald Bryan Bishop, Alison's cohort on The Adam Carolla Show stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to chat about petty grievances that are ultimately motivating, not wanting to be That Guy, the team of That Guys that are in his head, whether he and Alison should strive to be podcast ambassadors, passing Dr. Drew a demo tape of what would become The Film Vault, working at KROQ as a phone screener, whether you can be mad at people for their natural reactions to things, awful radio jingles, Adam Carolla being twenty percent more Adam on air and living with a brain tumor.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_122_BaldBryan.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:05pm PDT

The delightful (and by delightful I mean perverted) Jim Norton stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Friend to discuss his new stand up special Jim Norton: Please Be Offended, juicy butts, bathing routines, relationships, anger, sobriety and a lot of other stuff including our mutual love of Alan Alda. Jim is the author of Happy Endings and I Hate Your Guts and a regular on Opie and Anthony,  Red Eye and the Tonight Show. In this episode we also discussed Things You Never Hear People Say with Alfred Schulz and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and Topic Sombrero. AND MORE.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_121_JimNorton.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

This very special episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend was recorded live at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics(referred to as NerdMelt) and featured comedian and podcast host Paul Gilmartin (Mental Illness Happy Hour) (click here for Alison's episode of MIHH), musician Michael Rosas (Smile, Satisfaction, the brand new Flying Sparks) and  beloved sidekick Dustin Goot. And some frightening Bobcat Goldthwait masks. And all the usual segments you deserve and demand. Please listen and fall in love.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_120_LiveNerdMelt.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Kerri Kenney-Silver of MTV's The State, Reno 911 and a zillion other things (Burning Love, Anger Management) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss the movie she just worked on, improv versus scripted acting, "tushie burps," burps in general, Dustin's balls, relationships, being a woman in comedy (and whether it's something she thinks about often), a panel discussion about women and comedy where she and Alison met and little league parents. Also there was a burping demonstration, Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen), HGFY and more!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_119_KerriKennySilver.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

Dave Hill—comedian, musician, writer, snappy dresser—stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss his new book, Tasteful Nudes. He also told us about getting slapped in the face by a few different sets of fake breasts, playing in a band with Moby, waking up in a weird bathroom, being a lazy meat warden (note: not his words) and an array of other things, one of them involving larvae.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_118_DaveHill.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:02pm PDT

Garfunkel and Oates (Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci) joined the show to talk about birth control, cellulite, Bo Burnham, granola bars that taste like vitamins, spiders, the state of Virginia and an array of other assorted things. They also debuted their new song, “29/31.” Dustin joined the show as well and we read an email from his mom.Alison opened the show by reading a list which, if reduced to three key words would be: “anxiety! farts! bran!”

There was also some discussion of sex, a round of Just Me Or Everyone with audience participation, an abbreviated Hey, Go Fuck Yourself! and an even more abbreviated Topic Sombrero.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_117_Live_GO.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:33pm PDT

Dave Dameshek-- radio personality, sports writer, podcaster, Jimmy Kimmel writer and all around hilarious guy --stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss Connect 4, pickles, mustard, being fired from his radio job to be replaced by Danny Bonaduce, caring too much what other people think, David Feeney's wife who doesn't care what other people think, Fancy Nancy, Amelia Bedelia, pretentious 5-year-olds and an array of other fantastic things. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and a tiny dab of HGFY. Plus iTunes Comment of the Week and more.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_116_DaveDameshek.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:03pm PDT