ICYMI: Owen Benjamin dropped by the calming shores of Sklarbro Country!
We keep it in the Sklarbro family this week as our good friend Jason Nash visits the calming shores! Jason tells us about being a full time dad, takes us back to his audition for SNL, and talks about being ahead of the curve with his podcast Guys With Feelings. Plus, friend of the show Tiger Woods stops by to explain how his mom proposed an app opportunity to him, gives us his view on The Masters, and lets us know if his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn can trust him. If you’re in Los Angeles tonight, come see Randy & Jason perform improvised stand-up as part of Set List at UCB-LA! Get your tickets at www.ucbtheatre.com
Kyle Kinane is tailor made with the skills to tackle the kind of stories that occur on Sklarbro County! Kyle talks to us about his thoughts on WrestleMania, being onstage at Zanies in Chicago as a fight broke out, and getting immediate feedback from fans online. Florida is two for three this week as Dan Van Kirk brings in some crazy stories that involve; a Florida woman who poops in a yard then swims naked in a pool, Florida twins who feud with a frying pan, machete, and gun, and a mom & son run against each other for presidency in the sad little town of Dixmoor, Illinois. Plus, Mark Wahlberg shares a preview of his new movie project and tells us what he thinks about the Women’s Final Four in another edition of the Weekly Wahlberg.
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.