Matt Gourley

Matt Gourley is a college professor and professional editor who still finds the time to make comedy. A lot of comedy, in fact. He has performed at Second City, iO, Comedy Sportz, and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre. He is one of the creators of the Superego podcast and frequently contributes both as a comic and an editor to the Maximum Fun family of podcasts.

Host Information

Pistol Shrimps Radio

Pistol Shrimps Radio! Get the thrilling courtside action delivered straight to your ears by venerable sports acknowledgers Matt Gourley and Mark McConville. Brought to you weekly, but seasonally, wherever fine podcasts are downloaded. Support the Los Angeles Women’s Rec Basketball League no matter which jersey you wear. 'Fight the rivalry, and feel the bleed. Live to dream, Die for your team.' - Shelly Long

I Was There Too

If you're like Matt Gourley (Superego, Drunk History, James Bonding), then you know all the classic movie and television scenes so well it's like you were in the room when they happened. Well, you weren't. And neither was he. But the people Matt interviews were! Listen in as they tell the inside stories of how cinema and television history was made from a fly-on-the-wall perspective you've never heard.

Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project

Earwolf producer Matt Gourley (Superego) and Andy Daly (the upcoming Comedy Central series Review) have spent months sifting through podcast pilots to curate this collection of noteworthy efforts. Together they'll bring you podcast pilots submitted by a beloved cowboy poet, a theatrical director who specializes in girls, a satanist game show host, a water skiing legend and many more. All of these would-be podcasters have, oddly enough, taken advantage of the open door policy on Comedy Bang Bang, but there is so much more to discover about each and every one of them...

Guest Appearances

Rented Cabin in The Mountains

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone back to SPONTANEANATION, the place you are free to be yourself! This week, Paul’s special guest is Jason Mantzoukas of How Did This Get Made? and Transparent! They chat about the last time Jason told his family…

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Little Whittle Whistle

Comedy Bang Bang #412April 4, 2016

Cameron Esposito of Put Your Hands Together is back along with her new dad and vigilante J.W. Stillwater! We'll hear about Cameron shooting her new Seeso stand-up special on the day before her wedding and what it's been like now that Stillwater…

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Space Chemistry

Comedy Bang Bang #405March 3, 2016

The dynamic duo Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse of Idiotsitter on Comedy Central join Scott on a new Comedy Bang! Bang! Jillian and Charlotte talk space, Hope Floats, having chemistry while at The Groundlings, and their favorite TV show of all time.…

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Highlights from 6 Years of The Wolf Den

The Wolf Den #99February 18, 2016

Just before The Wolf Den hits its 100th episode milestone, Adam takes a brief listen back to relive some highlights in what's been an exciting six years in the evolution and growth of Midroll, and podcasting. Adam shares early clips from podcast…

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The Star Wars Holiday Special

How Did This Get Made? #126December 25, 2015

Celebrate Life Day with Paul, Jason, and special guests Matt Gourley of I Was There Too and Eden Sher of The Middle as they discuss the infamous 1978 CBS TV film The Star Wars Holiday Special. They'll talk about Chewbacca being a…

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Saltwater Tuffy Shoppe: Live from LA Podfest

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the beautiful people of Beverly Hills AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation recorded at the 2015 LA Podfest! This week, Paul’s special guest is Andy Daly of Comedy Central's Review! They chat about Andy's on-camera experience with lizards,…

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Parking Garage: Live from Largo

Paul F. Tompkins once again welcomes the wonderful real people of Los Angeles AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is Kristen Schaal of Flights of the Conchords, Bob's Burgers and…

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Terrible Parents

Black List Table Reads #34October 29, 2015

Welcome back to The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard. Popular demand called for it, and we listened: Each earmovie is now a single episode. Today, we return to our earmovie binge-a-thon with our third earmovie - Terrible Parents from screenwriter…

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Doing It The Savage Way

Comedy Bang Bang #382October 19, 2015

TV's Fred Savage of The Grinder and comedian extraordinaire Wayne Federman join Scott to give listeners big auditioning tips on this week's Comedy Bing Bong! We'll hear all about Wayne's new 3-CD comedy album "The Chronicles of Federman," Fred's new TV show…

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One Hour Photo Shop

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone back to hear all the voices on SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul's special guest is Andrea Savage from The Hotwives of Las Vegas! They chat about Andrea's earliest memory, the very specific fear that caused her to sleep on…

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Underneath the Eiffel Tower: Live from Largo

Paul F. Tompkins once again welcomes the wonderful people of Los Angeles AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is Scott Aukerman of Comedy Bang! Bang! (Both versions). They chat about what…

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A Clown Cemetery

Paul F. Tompkins compliments you with a sincere “good job” since you made it to this place called SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is comedian, actor, writer Bob Kerr of This Hour Has 22 Minutes! They chat about Bob’s dream career of…

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The Brochelor

Comedy Bang Bang #370August 17, 2015

Earwolf and Wolfpop favorites Paul F. Tompkins and Matt Gourley join Scott to talk about some exciting news! Yes, we finally find out what their morning routines consist of in full detail but just as important, we get all the info on…

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Matt Gourley

Get Up On This #38July 14, 2015

I Was There Too host and Superego’s Matt Gourley joins Jensen and guest co-host Melissa Stetten for the 200th episode (kinda) of Get Up On This! They talk about Matt’s many other podcasts including Pistol Shrimps Radio, how the Superego group came…

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An Intergalactic Performing Arts School

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the important people back to this sacred place known as SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Canadian actor Aaron Abrams of NBC’s Hannibal! They chat about reasons Aaron would give to never talk to his cousins again, question why people make…

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A Snorkeling Excursion Ticket Kiosk

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone on the internet back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman aka The Pod F. Tompkast's Southie! They chat about whether ghosts exist or not, why Jen's mother calls her a miracle baby, and the…

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Terrible Parents Pt. 4

Welcome to the final installment of Terrible Parents on The Black List Table Reads! Last week, all seemed lost for our titular couple, as Lindsay thwarted their attempt at blackmail, and Howie was nearly seduced by an Oscar-winning thespian. Can they hang…

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Terrible Parents Pt. 3

Terrible Parents by Kevin Oeser continues this week on The Black List Table Reads with Franklin Leonard. When we last left things, Stefanie and Lindsay were beating the the ever living hell out of each other on a cooperative ropes course and…

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Terrible Parents Pt. 2

Welcome back to Black List Table Reads, as we continue with Terrible Parents. Last week, Howie and Stefanie finally won admission for their son Oliver to the ultra-exclusive private school Trailblazers. The only problem is Lindsay, a fellow Trailblazers parent and Stefanie's…

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Terrible Parents Pt. 1

Welcome back to The Black List Table Reads, hosted by Franklin Leonard. This week we return to comedy with Terrible Parents from screenwriter Kevin Oeser. One Black List reader said of the script, “The dialogue is sharp and intelligent. The characters rapports…

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The Student Lounge at A Performing Arts High School

Paul F. Tompkins extends his welcome to all the beloved people out there on their journey back to Spontaneanation! This week Paul's special guest is Justin Kirk of HBO’s Angels in America and Showtime’s Weeds! They chat about the earliest memory Justin has of doing something cruel, being…

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Is Y'all My Daddy?

Comedy Bang Bang #348April 27, 2015

Y'all hear 'em sireens? That's right Cameron Esposito of Put Your Hands Together is back along with her new legal guardian vigilante J.W. Stillwater! They'll tell us all about living together, pitching projects in Hollywood, and J.W.'s missing father. Later, pool man…

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A Denny's Parking Lot

Welcome all in podcasting land to Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins! Paul chats with his special guest Busy Philipps (Cougar Town, Thrilling Adventure Hour) about her favorite snack as a latchkey kid in Arizona. Then, special guests Craig Cackowski, Matt Gourley and…

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Casino Royale

The Canon #19March 24, 2015

James Bond expert and I Was There Too host Matt Gourley joins Devin & Amy this week to nominate his pick for the only Bond film in the canon: 2006’s Casino Royale. Is Daniel Craig a better Bond than Sean Connery? Is…

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Artisanal Podcasting

Who Charted? #210December 10, 2014

Kulap and Howard welcome to the show, pioneer of the conceptual podcast, Matt Gourley, host of SuperEgo. Matt gives insight into the other realms of this rapidly growing medium. Then, Howard gives his take on how Serial, the murder mystery podcast, will…

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Superego: Loose Beginnings, Tight Ends

Comedy Bang Bang #308September 1, 2014

You're in luck this Labor Day because Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Jeremy Carter, and Paul F. Tompkins of the Superego podcast are all here to celebrate their new 4th season! What is the origin story behind Superego? What lead to PFT joining…

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Matt Gourley, Our Close Friend

Hollywood Handbook #38June 24, 2014

Hayes and Sean start with "Late Night Snack", where they discuss Jimmy Fallon's greatest moments and play a game of laugh vs. yawn with Engineer Sam. Then, college comedy professor and podcast pro Matt Gourley is on to talk guns, robots, his…

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The Exorcism of Cake Boss

Comedy Bang Bang #289May 26, 2014

Straight from the cake kitchen, our old buddy Buddy Valastro aka Cake Boss (Cake Boss!) returns to talk about the new changes in the Star Wars canon when suddenly his body is possessed. The spirit of the recently deceased narco-sculptor H.R. Giger…

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The Teaser Episode

Welcome to the Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project explainer, introduction, and teaser episode with Earwolf producer Matt Gourley (Superego) and Andy Daly (the upcoming Comedy Central series Review). Special guest/podcast King Scott Aukerman joins Andy & Matt to discuss the premise of…

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The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project

Earwolf Presents #25December 16, 2013

Welcome to the Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project explainer, introduction, and teaser episode with Earwolf producer Matt Gourley (Superego) and Andy Daly (the upcoming Comedy Central series Review). Special guest/podcast King Scott Aukerman joins Andy & Matt to discuss the premise of…

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Boat Queen Week 6 of 6

The Apple Sisters #18October 3, 2011

After five weeks of scary pirates, fierce competitors, mysterious natives, pervy judges, and more, it's time to grab a cocktail and enjoy the thrilling conclusion of our six week Boat Queen adventure. Will they learn how to speak to the natives? Can…

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Boat Queen Week 5 of 6

The Apple Sisters #17September 26, 2011

With the boat empty and the girls alone, I'm sure we'll be able to avoid trouble this week as we wait patiently for the Boat Queen Pageant. Or will we? Get naked, encounter strange natives, and learn about the mysterious "twitter box"…

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Recurring Segments: Day 3

Earwolf Challenge #4.3August 3, 2011

We end the week as we do every week with an elimination. Hear which three podcasts had the hardest time with the challenge and who will be subsequently eliminated. Don't forget to check out the Earwolf Blog where each eliminated contestant is…

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Recurring Segments: Day 2

Earwolf Challenge #4.2August 2, 2011

It's time to see what the contestants have come up with for their recurring segments! Matt Besser is joined by Matt Gourley from Superego and Paul Scheer from How Did This Get Made? to judge the podcasts' submissions. Let us know which…

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What is Beyond the Ego?

The Wolf Den #15May 15, 2011

Last week Paul F. Tompkins cited The Superego Podcast as one that inspired him. This week Superego's Matt Gourley joins The Wolf Den to discuss what it means to be "the comic's comic" of podcasting. If any of you listeners have wanted…

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Paul F. Tompkins Steps In

Comedy Bang Bang #38January 29, 2010

While it is impossible to replace Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins does a better job than any. On this episode he does the whole Paul-F-Tompkins-thing until his grandma's get there to teach us a little bit about Paul's upbringing. Paul also brings…

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