February 14, 2014
EP. 186 — The Stench is Deafening
Chicago Second City alum & creator of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the sweet Nia Vardalos brings the much needed Canadian & Greek lady energy to Sklarbro Country! Nia tells us about meeting Wayne Gretzy, growing up thinking she was going to be a figure skater, and how being prepared was critical in her joining The Second City cast in Toronto & the Chicago Second City cast. Nia also breaks down how honing her one-woman play My Big Fat Greek Wedding helped catch the eye of Rita Wilson who helped make it into a film, her experience hosting SNL, and what lead to writing her book “Instant Mom.” Then, she tells us about the time she got to run the Olympic torch before getting into a round of Quick Hits. Later, we call up Bruce Jenner post laryngeal shave to catch up on all the changes in his life. SoCal locals, make sure you check out the Sklar Bros at the Hollywood Improv on February 15th, at The Ice House on February 16th, and at The American Comedy Company in San Diego on February 19th.
June 23, 2017
EP. 361 — Chang’s Christian Calves
Guest Tom Arnold Chris Cox
Actor/comedian Tom Arnold returns to the show for the last ever Earwolf studio-recorded episode of Sklarbro Country! Randy and Jason dive into an examination of what has led to the drop off in modern American tennis stars before Tom shares his favorite stories from The Best Damn Sports Show Period. Then, we hear why Tom almost got in a fight with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s nephew, how he kept Clint Eastwood from petting a bald eagle, and what sport he’s been jonesing for lately. Quick Hits brings reports of a soccer goalie who bailed at halftime and a catfish thrown into a hockey rink, and finally, former Vice President Al Gore stops by to show off his rapping skills.
This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/sklar).
June 16, 2017
EP. 360 — The Jack Sock (Tight Ass Pants)
Guest Erik Griffin
Randy and Jason discuss the NBA Finals and how Kevin Durant can fix the Association’s parity problem. Then Erik Griffin (Workaholics, I’m Dying Up Here) joins the show! The three discuss what “I’m Dying Up Here” gets right about the comedy world. Erik talks about how he got his courtside season tickets, what it’s like having players actually hear what you’re yelling, and what the Clippers need to do to take it to the next level. Then the discussion turns to the NBA Finals, how close in talent the Warriors and Cavs truly are, and how NBA player contracts should work. All three agree college athletes should be compensated, and debate the best way to do it. On Quick Hits: the Austin Rivers/Big Baby beef, pro athletes living in apartments, and Mr. Met’s fingers. Jesse Thorn brings a fantasy report.
June 8, 2017
EP. 359 — Ladies of GLOW
Comic actresses Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson (GLOW) join Randy and Jason for this week’s Sklarbro Country! First, the Bros cover their main story: The Tebow Effect. Then, they talk to Kimmy and Rebekka about their work on the new Netflix series GLOW, including how they were trained by Chavo Guerrero, getting beaten up by the ropes, and writing their own character bits. Then, they discuss a Turkish NBA player involved in political controversy and an MMA fighter who unknowingly fought while pregnant during Quick Hits, and finally, the Sklars talk to Matthew McConaughey about Mo Bamba’s Texas recruitment.