Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

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