Tag: Comedy

Sarah Tiana

Jonah Keri talks Chop with Sarah Tiana about fantasy sports; her job shooting the t-shirt cannon at Atlanta Braves games; Sarah’s recent 2nd place finish on Roast Battle; her upcoming pilot; her friendship with John Rich; tenacity; going to ba…

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher

Jonah Keri puts his hands together for Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (creators and stars of the new Seeso show “Take My Wife”) about specificity in sports; the Olympics; LeBron and Cleveland; the current political landscape; working with y…

Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole

Jonah Keri enjoys coffee talk and Coffee Crisp with Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole, hosts of Fox Sports Live and the Jay and Dan Podcast, about Canadian chocolate bars; giving a f**k; Canadian and American sports media landscapes; incorporating co…

Martin Starr

Jonah Keri geeks out over Martin Starr’s work in Freaks and Geeks, Party Down, Adventureland, and Silicon Valley; Garry Shandling; Steve Urkel; and Kobe. Plus, the Clippers for My Team Is A Joke.

Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott

Jonah Keri exchanges some perfectly cromulent words with Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott about their Simpsons podcast, Everything’s Coming Up Podcast; Simpsons fans from different generations; ska; what The Simpsons and David Bowie have in com…

Greg Proops

Jonah Keri gabs with Greg Proops (The Smartest Man In The World podcast, The Smartest Book in the World, Whose Line Is it Anyway?) about traveling as a comic, drugs, improv, hecklers, gifts that fans give him, Greg’s groovy old-timey persona, …

Justin Halpern

Jonah Keri talks to Justin Halpern (“S*** My Dad Says” NYT bestselling author and TV show creator) about how TV shows get made, William Shatner, Tony Gwynn, how Jon Hamm ended Justin’s baseball career, and Justin’s heartfelt Life Tip. Plus, Ju…

Adam Cayton-Holland

Jonah Keri interviews Adam Cayton-Holland about Those Who Can’t, the new show on which Adam is a star, creator, and writer; the new television landscape; the Denver comedy scene; going back to high school as an adult; depression; finding succe…

Chris Hardwick

Jonah Keri talks with his new boss Chris Hardwick about how someone who has always hated sports can be so excited about the creation of Nerdist Sports, chess (which does count as a sport), overthinking, how podcasting has changed Chris, being …

The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 56: Mike Scully of The Simpsons

Jonah Keri interviews Mike Scully, former writer and showrunner for The Simpsons as well as writer and producer for Parks and Recreation, Everybody Loves Raymond, and several other series. He is co-creator of the upcoming Napoleon Dynamite animated television series. Topics include: The start of Mike’s career: writing jokes for Yakov Smirnoff; walking into The Simpsons writers room; balancing highbrow and lowbrow jokes; quotability; sharing The Simpsons with our children; Mike’s favorite episodes from his four years as show runner; copycats; sensitivity around The Simpsons World Trade Center episode; hockey on The Simpsons; getting guest stars; Boston Bruins and LA Kings; Parks and Recreation: Comparisons to animated shows, and finding an audience; the upcoming Napoleon Dynamite animated series; censorship battles on The Simpsons; Springsteen. Plus, the Food Pick of the Week.