December 23, 2018
EP. 8 — 8: Franklin & Bash
John and Joe Wengert execute their dream of writing an episode of “Franklin & Bash” in real time, leading two rooms of all-star writers who’ve never seen the show. Neither have John and Joe. Featuring Eva Anderson, Brad Copeland, Noah Garfinkel, Gabe Liedman, Brad Morris, Theresa Mulligan, Monica Padrick, Marisa Pinson and Gareth Reynolds. With co-host Mary Kobayashi.
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February 14, 2019
Featuring Mary Kobayashi, Tim Heidecker, Jon Daly, Sara Watkins, Lauren Lapkus, Jon Gabrus, Steve Dildarian, Jay Kogen, and an interview with HBO & Annapurna Pictures’ Sue Naegle. Recorded live at UCB Franklin in Los Angeles, 1/24/19.
January 6, 2019
EP. 10 — 10: John’s First Boss
As the party winds to a close, John meets up with his first boss Michael Nesmith to talk about the Monkees, Television Parts, and the afterlife–and to find out if Nesmith tinkered with a video game to gain an unfair edge in a competition with John in 1985. Jack Handey refuses to take sides even though he was there, while Nick Kroll shares an old Deep Thoughts-related injustice. Sara Watkins talks about the invitation from her that led to Nesmith playing music again after a long hiatus. And John gets sloppy as he and editor and co-host Mary Kobayashi reminisce about the season…and take a risk.
December 31, 2018
EP. 9 — 9: Showbiz Stories!
Guests share their most star-studded anecdotes. With Abraham Higginbotham, Paul F. Tompkins, Karen Kilgariff, Joe Wengert, Jonathan Krisel, Eva Anderson, Courtney Lilly, Tim Heidecker, Pam Brady and Michael Nesmith.