Tag: Comedy

Hank Azaria

Jonah Keri seeks Amanda Hugginkiss with Hank Azaria about his favorite squadron, the NY Mets; taking Brockmire from a Funny or Die short almost to the big screen to TV; work ethic; switching it up between takes; voice acting vs. acting on came…

Josh Gondelman

Jonah Keri whispers to comedian Josh Gondelman about his @JoshGondelman and @SeinfeldToday Twitter accounts; Twitter vs. stand-up; comedy in Boston and New York; his album Physical Whisper; capitalizing on his speaking voice; learning confiden…

Sopan Deb

Jonah Keri hits the trail with Sopan Deb of the New York Times about his start in sports radio with Mike and the Mad Dog; covering the Trump campaign for CBS; the lessons that sports talk radio can lend to presidential campaigns; why Trump won; whether unpredictability is a feature or a bug; Beyoncé for President; attending 18 months of Trump rallies as a journalist of color; the life of an embed; his new beat covering Trump’s impact on culture for NY Times; Trump’s eye for detail; doing stand-up comedy during and after the campaign; what gets accomplished by marching; and Sopan’s Life Tip.

Mike Schur

Jonah Keri has a tremendous discussion with Michael Schur about Dustin Pedroia; the progression of his career from Harvard Lampoon to writing on Saturday Night Live and The Office to creating Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn 99, and The Good Place; what it takes for a TV show to gel; developing diverse casts; pitching new shows and carte blanche; Ted Danson; incorporating moral philosophy into a network show; badly dubbed swear words; Val Kilmer; judicious use of TV budgets; modern metrics of TV success; outlook for the Red Sox; 2004 Red Sox, 2016 Cubs, and 2017 Indians?; conjecture about others’ feelings; Theo Epstein; and Mike’s Life Tip.

Sklar Brothers

Jonah Keri sees double as Randy and Jason Sklar talk about getting fans to consume content; maintaining the integrity of your art; challenging yourself; the key to acting; blending sports and comedy; Richard Simmons; St. Louis Cardinals and po…

Ron Funches

Jonah Keri has bunches of fun with comedian Ron Funches about wrestling; masculinity; Denver; his unique comedic style; how acting and standup influence each other; being a single father of a child with autism; his recently canceled show Undat…

Andrew Orvedahl

Jonah Keri suffers through gym class with Andrew Orvedahl of TruTV’s Those Who Can’t, about becoming a Dodgers fan; turning his little girl into a sports fan; being homeless as a teenager; telemarketing jobs; getting into standup and his come…

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…