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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Comic and actor J.B. Smoove

J.B. Smoove

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J.B. Smoove on Curb Your Enthusiasm, writing on Saturday Night Live and more

J.B. Smoove is without a doubt one of the funniest people we've ever had on Bullseye.

He got his start in television as one of the stars of Def Comedy Jam in the mid-90's. In the early aughts he became a writer on Saturday Night Live. J.B. wrote sketches like a commercial for "Tylenol Extreme," and a hypothetical remake of Norman Lear's "Good Times." He's probably best known for his role as Leon on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Currently, you can check him out in Spider-Man: Far From Home. In the film, J.B. plays Peter Parker's teacher, Julius Dell. He has some really funny moments as Parker's chaperone.

J.B. joins us to talk about his time on SNL. He'll explain how an audition to be a featured cast member actually landed him a job as a writer instead. We'll hear about a few of his favorite sketches that never made it to air.

He'll also talk about his work on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and why he always goes to an audition in character. Plus, he'll tell us about the time he told Howard Stern, and we quote: "You can't eat spaghetti on an open patio." Join us to learn exactly what he means!

When he's not working on screen he keeps busy on the road. He tries to test out as much new material as possible. You can see him on tour all over the country this summer and fall. Check out his website for latest dates.

A heads up to listeners, this episode contains many censored expletives throughout the interview.

Story Break #117: Doctor Mario

Story Break

Doctor Mario goes to college!?

Also, the Story Boys have a big announcement about the future of Story Break.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 55: Streisand-Effecting the Planet (TOS S1E12)


When a private sub-space message is "delivered" to the Enterprise, Kirk and Co. make their way to Star Base 11. But when Spock takes this opportunity to abduct captain Pike and the ship, there's no TAL-ing what can happen. Is this Spock from an alternate Trek timeline? Will Bones address the elephant on the bridge? Can Pike scratch that itch?

It's the episode that doesn't say "fire" but leaves it's finger on the button.

CIPYD 196: Tony Thaxton & Kailynn West

Kailynn West
Tony Thaxton

Yes! We did it! We made it to another Tuesday! This week we have the VERY talented musicians (and power couple) Kailynn West and Tony Thaxton to tell us all about their adorable dog Ernie. We have some very cool Dog Tech to help you train your dog! Plus Crumb and Tugboat updates and a My Mutt Minute from a dog wanter!

Tune in!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 591 - Stacey McLachlan

Stacey McLachlan

Comedian and writer Stacey McLachlan returns to talk more Master Chef Junior, DJ Khaled, and movie theatre shenanigans.

Download episode 591 here. (right-click)

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Troubled Waters Ep 11: Space Mountain vs The Library

Troubled Waters
Jamie Loftus
Josh Briggs
Mallory O'Meara
Humphrey Ker

Jamie Loftus, Humphrey Ker, Mallory O'Meara and Josh Briggs join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all: is Disneyland an acceptable thing to do as an adult?

Team Space Mountain
Jamie Loftus and Josh Briggs

Team Library
Mallory O'Meara and Humphrey Ker

This week, our contestants discuss ice cream truck rivalries, listen to some obscure movie theme song covers, and compete in Erotic Fan Fiction.

Jamie Loftus wants to plug her Edinburgh show, Boss Whom is Girl and The Bechdel Cast and recommends Will Poulter.

Humphrey Ker wants to plug Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet and recommends The Magic Order.

Mallory O'Meara wants to plug her book, The Lady from the Black Lagoon and recommends Doom Patrol.

Josh Briggs wants to plug Mummy and Deaddy and recommends Emily Alone by Florist.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and would like to recommend Feeding Time.

Find us on Twitter! We are @TroubledPod. You can also find us on Facebook .

Call us on the official Troubled Waters hotline! Our number is 323-300-4984. Our producers will have a new prompt for you to answer and we may just use your call on the show.

Don't want to pay those pesky international calling fees? Email us a voice memo!

Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and produced by Christian Dueñas and Laura Swisher.

MBMBaM 468: Down the Soda Hole


According to our editing software, this one is about 55 minutes long. Which is strange, because while we were recording in the Standing Energy Time Dilation Plane, it seemed a whole lot longer than that.

Suggested talking points: Standing Energy, Joe vs. Unassigned Carbon, Jelly Bean Pouch, Secret Donuts, Unfireable (w/ Guestpert Laura Kate Dale!), A Hospital for Humans and Birds

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 53: The Lyin' King

Dmitri Yevstifeev

Are you ready for Disney’s “live action” remake of “The Lion King?” Paula and Adam prepare you by reviewing another King: Elvis. Does “Viva Las Vegas” hold the key to this summer’s would-be blockbuster? Also, we reminisce about our summer vacations and get an update on Paula’s soon-to-drop Butterfinger rap single.

House Band
Dmitri Yevstifeev
SoundCloud @dmitri-yevstifeev

The Jackie and Laurie Show #185: Three Minutes of Aneurysm Material


This week on The Jackie and Laurie Show, what's a mic?, I hate to say it was me, Jackie's young gifted doppelganger.

Comic of the Week: Phoebe Robinson @dopequeenpheebs

We have a website! Laurie made it!

Buy Laurie's new book Dead People Suck

Follow @jackiekashian and @anylaurie16 on Twitter!

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