We have Anglo-Saxon energy invading the County as the hilarious Matt Kirshen stops by this week’s Sklarbro County! Matt chats about his time on Last Comic Standing, British comedy, and talks about how his dad tried to get him to become a 6 year old West Ham Football club hooligan. Dan Van Kirk then appears after being tailed to bring us some crazy stories such as; an Alabama man asking sheriffs to help him find his lost heroin, a drunk shoplifter yelling at Girl Scouts at a Walmart, and Florida mom calling 911 to scare her children. Plus, an absolutely crazy Dennis Rodman voicemail you don’t want to miss. Be sure to get your tickets to see Randy & Jason headline in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Improv on Saturday, March 23rd!
Get excited because A-List actress Elizabeth Banks and Max Handleman come to the calming shores on today’s Sklarbro Country! The guys start by discussing some examples of poor judgment including; Yankees Gm Brian Cashman testing his luck by going skydiving twice in the same day, a pitcher hurting his hand throwing his gum away, and Doug Melvin trying to have it both ways with a scorpion. Then Elizabeth Banks talks about her incredible career. She chats about the Hunger Games, working on Invincible, and how she predicted Greg Oden’s lackluster career. Max talks about Penn versus Michigan sports, his book on fantasy football, and whether fantasy fandom undermines hometown sports fandom. Then its time for quick hits. They cover the finances of former Sonics Center Robert Swift, Lamar Odom sleeping through a custody hearing, and Max and Elizabeth having their anniversary dinner next to Kim and Kanye. Then Bryant Gumbel calls in and talks about his new show, Catfishing Greg Gumbel.
We pull Parks and Rec’s Ben Schwartz from the country and bring him into the world of Sklarbro County! Ben talks about having a tough time watching basketball games in real time, filming an episode of House of Lies in a real dildo factory, and witnessing a magical moment in the movie making process. Dan Van Kirk does not disappoint as he brings in crazy stories such as; a wasted Arkansas woman who tries to flee police on a Power Wheels truck, a bidding war for the virginity of a Brazilian sex doll, and a Medford man pretends stolen Somerville beer is his genitals. Plus, we receive a voicemail from Doug Buffone. Appreciate the hat humor on this show!
The Sklar’s leave the studio to visit Jesse Thorn but bring the calming shores with them on today’s edition of Sklarbro Country! They talk about Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea, a wild night out for the Milwaukee Brewer’s Sausage, and a 22 year old man going back to high school to play some hoop. They talk to Jesse about his childhood in San Francisco and his sports fandom, his love of Bill James, his parent’s checkered pasts, and his philosophy behind broadcasting. Also discussed are Jesse’s favorite interviews, the Maximum Fun boat cruise, and Ian Mackaye’s deep knowledge of Bounce. The guys then get deep and talk about the future potential of podcasting. And at the end Hesse regales us with his popular Fantasy segment- This week: fantasy podcasters. Fans of the genre, you don’t want to miss this.
Rising star Jerrod Carmichael is back by popular demand to sit down in the front seat that is Sklarbro County! Jerrod talks about where he started doing comedy, prison sitcoms, and the best most recent joke that he has come up with. Dan Van Kirk is also here with some crazy stories such as; a Go-Go dancer stops axe wielding maniac at a gay bar, Central Michigan University hosted a public Condom Casino Night, and another edition of Where’s the Headline? Plus, Mark Wahlberg stops by the studio to tell us about his upcoming trip to South By Southwest.
You don’t have to believe in ancient gravity to love this episode of Sklarbro Country! Randy & Jason talk about a twitter feud between intellectual equals Jose Canseco and Bill Nye and then they discuss an entire Irish hockey team that walked away from their owner in the name of good. Jon Glaser comes back to the calming shores and talks about the Red Wings, his great turn on “Girls”, and his feelings about the end of his series, “Delocated”. Plus, we get quick hits and a disturbingly upbeat phone call from Dick Vitale. Enjoy!