Parenthood’s Jason Ritter is an actor, comedian, and now an official citizen of Sklarbro Country! After Randy & Jason drop some yoga snaps, Jason Ritter stops by to talk about how his recurring role on Parenthood came about, what it was like growing up with a famous dad, and being a pinch hitter for his Junior varsity baseball team as a kid. He also talks about how his parents helped guide him to pursue an acting career, still feeling nervous on auditions, and gets into a round of Quick Hits. Plus, we bump it up a notch as a special guest makes their way in studio. You’ll have to tune in to find out who it is!
Being a late-night host requires skill set to rival a Navy SEAL’s, but the most important quality for the job is likeability. Audiences have to have genuine affection for a performer to want to spend time with them night in and night out, year after year. That’s why Chevy Chase and Jerry Lewis famously crashed and burned as talk-show hosts: Audiences could see the evil in their souls, and consequently changed the channel. It would be hard to imagine a duo more likeable than The Sklar Brothers, the identical-twin stand-up comedy team whose Sklarbro Country and Sklarbro County podcasts are consistent delights. The Sklars are the comedy equivalent of what in baseball is known as a five-tool player. They’re frighteningly smart and lightning-fast in a way that never calls attention to itself, but betrays an exceedingly broad frame of reference. (Hell, they host a comedy podcast devoted to the seemingly antithetical worlds of indie rock and sports, and they appeal to a wide audience that isn’t necessarily interested in either.) And they possess a remarkable ability to seem genuinely interested and engaged by everything, whether it’s a guest’s project, the speed and efficiency of Stamps.com, or the stylishness of Bonobos pants. If you can seem passionate, genuine, and sincere while reading sponsor copy on a podcast, then acting fascinated by a NASCAR driver or supermodel should be a breeze.
Fantastic stand-up comic Jay Larson (Crabfeast podcast) joins us in the front seat of Sklarbro County! Jay tells us how taking a wrong number became one of Randy & Jason’s favorite stand-up bits, running the Cleatus the FOX robot Twitter account, and why he quit playing college baseball. Dan Van Kirk also brings us crazy stories that include; a Minneapolis man stealing 2 six-packs of beers & a teacher’s wallet from a science museum, a Massachusetts man who was arrested with a criminal to-do list, and Florida doesn’t disappoint in another edition Where’s The Headline? Plus, we call up Jesse “The Body” Ventura to get his take on the Final Four. #CheckTheUrn
Comedian and Chappelle Show co-creator, Neal Brennan, comes to the calming shores on today’s Sklarbro Country! The guys start by talking about Donte’ Stallworth crashing a hot air ballon into a power line, Stevan Segal and Vladimir Putin finally joining forces, and why we need to bring back the Russia vs US rivalry. Then Neal Brennan comes on the show and talks about directing The Goods, running his comedy by Blake Griffin, and the legacy of The Chappelle Show. Then it’s quick hits including; the Westboro Baptist Church going toe to toe with Nascar, Shaq’s comedy confidence, and a young man escaping from unwanted oral sex. Dick Vitale then calls in after being up for three days. There’s not a view more beautiful than Sklarbro Country from a hot air balloon with Neal Brennan.
Chicago energy is all up in the house as Parks and Rec’s own Jim O’Heir (Damnit Jerry!) stops by today’s Sklarbro County! Jim tells us about his impressive typing skills, being in the middle of a NCAA Miami fans takeover at Barney’s Beanery, and the thrill of playing villains. Dan Van Kirk also brings us crazy stories that involve; a man who slashes his brother with a sword he got from his weapons room, a Russian teacher who turns to Satanism after being rejected by a student, and a man who faked a knife attack to improve his chances to attract a date. Plus, Chicago legend Doug Buffone has some big news for us. Dammit Jerry!
Waterfalls were punched and history was made as the very casually dressed Kumail Nanjiani returned to the calming shores for the first ever livestreamed episode of Sklarbro Country! Everything from gay gyms, squash in Pakistan, and video game tournaments were discussed. Also, Kumail spoke about the Meltdown pilot, the one time he got his penis stuck in a zipper right before having to ride a roller coaster, and used his lighting quick for a round of Quick Hits. Plus, special guest Dennis “The Worm” Rodman stopped by to share his thoughts on Kim Jon Un, briefly meeting his dad in the Philippines, and what he hoped to accomplish in Syria. Check out the full video at youtube.com/Earwolf! Don’t forget to get your tickets to see Randy & Jason headline in Los Angeles this Saturday (March 23rd) at the Hollywood Improv!
It’s the fantastic and hilarious duo you know from their fantastic and hilarious podcast, Sklarbro Country – JASON AND RANDY SKLAR came over and discussed their St. Louis roots, why Lance Armstrong’s got a whole lotta ball, and how Richard Simmons has made a special place in their hearts/lives/plane memories. Enjoy!