This week guest host Linda Holmes talks with Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy, the hilarious three brothers behind the comedy advice podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me. Recently, the brothers became the creators and stars of their very own TV series by the same name on the Seeso streaming network.
The McElroys tell Linda why it was important to them to film their new show in Huntington, West Virginia, where they grew up. They dish on the common misconceptions of their hometown, and what it was like to rope fellow Huntingtonians, including the mayor, into their antics.
The McElroys’ irreverent yet humane sense of humor has won them a following of very passionate fans, especially online. There’s even a McElroy wiki that catalogues the many callbacks and gags that have appeared in their comedy over the years, not to mention the brothers’ other shows with spouses, family members, and friends.
The McElroys tell Linda about how growing up in the same household shaped their comic sensibilities -- and how even after all these years, they’re still trying to make each other laugh.
Gina Prince-Bythewood is a producer and writer who is probably best known for her 2000 movie Love and Basketball. Raised in Pacific Grove, California Gina moved down to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, graduating from the film school with honors. Gina has directed many movies since her 2000 breakthrough, films such as The Secret Life of Bee's and Beyond The Lights.
Her new project called Shots Fired, created with her husband Reggie Rock Bythewood, was a film idea turned mini series dealing with issues of race inequality and police corruption and violence against the black community. The murders of unarmed black men and women at the hands of white police officers and in particular the acquittal of George Zimmerman from the murder of Trayvon Martin were the catalyst for this project.
Gina tells Linda how rejection has influenced her work ethic, why she thinks it's important to represent diverse experiences and casts, and why she think Love and Basketball is cherished by so many people.
You can watch Shots Fired on Fox every Wednesday at 8/7c.
Linda tells us about a musician who can turn literally anybody into a great singer, doesn't matter who you are.
Uh oh? Do you hear that? It’s a brand new very special Valentine’s Day episode!
Who better to talk about love than our very favorite couple Travis and Teresa McElroy! Did we lay the foundation for the best new dog franchise film? Find out! We’ve got a shocking Dogs We Met This Week where Allegra met a dog in a truly unexpected place! We have a Mutt Minute on the Finnish Hound and a special Valentine’s Day segment about what to get your dog for this romantic holiday!
Also, we may mention once or twice that it’s our producer Alexis B. Preston’s birthday!
Grab a dog you love and tune in!
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Jordan and Jesse are joined by Travis McElroy and Donwill live on stage at the Swedish American Music Hall as part of San Francisco Sketchfest 2017.
Andy Richter probably best known for being Conan's O'Brien's sidekick, buth he's been a comedian for almost 30 years. You've probably seen him in Madagascar, Arrested Development, or maybe you watched his Emmy nominated TV series: Andy Richter Controls the Universe.
Now, he sits down with Jesse to talk about his new SeeSo comedy special Andy Richter's Home for the Holidays
Journalist and novelist Margaret Wappler and digital strategist Wynter Mitchell are hosts on Bullseye’s sister show, Pop Rocket.
This week, they sit down with Jesse to talk about their favorite Christmas films. Some of them will surprise you.
You can find every episode of Pop Rocket and more information about the show here.
The brothers from the Maximum Fun produced advice show and podcast, My Brother, My Brother and Me field some questions from listeners, and give some holiday advice.
Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Jane Lynch is best known for her hilarious portrayal of Sue Sylvester on ABC’s Glee, and if you've seen a Christopher Guest movie, odds are her's was the funniest character - no small feat. Recently, she's teamed up with Kate Flannery and Tim Davis on A Swingin' Little Christmas, a big-bad era inspired Christmas album.
This week, she sits down with Jesse to talk about that album, her arms-length relationship with Christmas, and what it was like for her to come out as gay after comedians like Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O'Donnell paved the way.
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This week Travis McElroy, our wonderful former producer, returns to the show! Travis updates us about his life with a new baby and (more importantly) how Buttercup is handling the change. We also have a Mutt Minute on the Pekingese! If that's not enough for you, in Dogs We Met This Week Allegra tells us about Doug the Pug! That's right, that's a dog name that rhymes with it's breed. Of course, we also have a Facebook Thread of the Week!
So, crank it to 11 and tune in!
Don't forget to leave us a voicemail with your Dog Victories and Dogsasers at (323) 250 - 3315!
Podcaster extraordinaire Travis McElroy joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion Jordan's life-long goal of being on the local news, Travis's showbiz childhood, and the fear of living with someone after developing weird alone habits. Plus, Jesse Whiplashes Travis into being a better podcaster and it's Anal August!
Highlights from the live JJGo streamed online from MaxFunHQ to cap off the 2016 MaxFunDrive! Guests include MaxFun hosts Jonathan Van Ness, Carrie Poppy, Travis McElroy, Andie Bolt, Teresa McElroy, Renee Colvert, Allegra Ringo, and Erin Gibson.
Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from fellow MaxFun podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me take over for Jordan and Jesse this week! They're joined by Chuck Bryant of the Stuff You Should Know podcast for a discussion of the war on cargo shorts, Justin's children's book ideas, Travis's new favorite fall TV show The Grinder. Plus, Griffin shares a moving story about the time he learned a hard lesson about sweet cream.
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Allegra Ringo wants to plug her and Renee's podcast,Can I Pet Your Dog? and recommends the movie The Diary of a Teenage Girl and the TV show You're the Worst which is currently available on Hulu.
Travis McElroy wants to plug the Adventure Zone and MBMBaM shows at LA Podfest. If you can't make it in person click "live stream" and use the code "zone" or "brother"! Not only does it save YOU $5, it helps support the shows as well! Even better news? The shows will be archived for a month so you won't have to worry about missing them! Travis recommends Jon Ronson's latest book So You've Been Publicly Shamed and the latest season of BoJack Horseman on Netflix.
And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend the TV show Bachelor in Paradise.
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Highlights from the live JJGo streamed online from MaxFunHQ to cap off the most successful MaxFunDrive ever! Guests include MaxFun hosts Carrie Poppy, Ross Blocher, Dave Holmes, Travis McElroy and John Hodgman.