October 10, 2010
Rick Overton (Stand-up Comedian) joins Kevin!
October 8, 2010
Welcome back to the Sklarbro Country! This week, The Sklars issue out some Sklarbitration both to listeners of the show AND to second-time guest Jerry Jones. Randy and Jason give their take on several viral videos: The president of Bolivia acting unsportsmanlike, competitive eater Eric Badlands Booker rapping for GoDaddy, and David Hasselhoff treating Dodger fans to a lip-sync performance of Don’t Stop Believing. Matt Walsh discusses personnel changes among the Upright Citizens Brigade, as well as his opinions regarding the Chicago Bears and the the Harlem Globe Trotters. And as mentioned, Jerry Jones speaks a bit about the power he has over the internet and, let’s face it, the world. Enjoy, and don’t forget to check out the Sklarbro Country t-shirts over in the Earwolf store!
October 8, 2010
EP. 721 — Jon Hamm
Guest Jon Hamm
Out on the town with Jon Hamm.
October 7, 2010
Are you ready for a treat?! We certainly hope so because hilarious stand up and actor on USA Network’s upcoming “Fairly Legal” BARON VAUGHN came and just tickled our funny bone – this episode is chock full of improvised rapping, pregnancy fetishes, and troll talk! Enjoy.
October 6, 2010
Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast FINALLY gets the guest you have all been waiting for: Rocky Aukerman! Scott’s adorable Boston Terrier will keep you company through this week’s episode. He’s there while Jason Mantzoukas tells us about his role on this season of The League. He hangs around silently while Bill Carter of Trainer for the Stars, Seeking Stars.org tells us about training his celebrity clientele (spoiler: It’s all about getting your heart rate up!), using black magic, and what it was like for him growing up without cell phones and Tivo. It isn’t hard to imagine Rocky curling up in your lap to hear the traditional Irish storytelling of Patrick McMahon, and then getting up and leaving when Patrick starts composing his own impromptu limericks. If you listen closely, you can very faintly hear Rocky telling you all to check out the Earwolf store for awesome podcast merchandise.
October 4, 2010
Andy Kindler (Comedian, judge from “Last Comic Standing”) joins Kevin Pollak!
September 30, 2010
There is so much to learn in this Sklarbro Country! Mathematically, we learn more efficient ways to spend $55,000 than treating the Dallas Cowboys to dinner. We get a medical lesson from Mike Birbiglia about REM Behavior Disorder, and a geography lesson from him regarding comedy in Australia. We learn about feminism, specifically in regards to Australian Bikini Racing, and get to learn communication skills from one of the best orators of our time, Tiger Woods. Most spectacularly of all, you will get FREE legal advice through the newest feature: Sklarbitration. Head over to the Earwolf store to see Jon Hamm looking great in his Sklarbro Country shirt, and maybe get one for yourself. But if you see a phone number on the page, PLEASE do not call it!
September 30, 2010
EP. 35 — O.K.A.Y!
Remember when you were in grade school and you felt so cool because your friend’s older brother told you about the hot new music group that you knew about before everyone else did? Well now’s your chance again – she’s startlingly beautiful, she’s insanely talented, she’s got crazy awesome style, she’s got an album coming out on Interscope and she’s gonna be HUGE! Introducing KAY. And her totally rad pool boy, Daniel. And You’re welcome.
September 29, 2010
What do Nick Swardson and Bill Cosby-Bukowski have in common? They are not only both guests on this episode, but they both have a sexual history with Betty White! Fortunately they take time away from doing inappropriate things with Ms. White to play a rather unconventional game of Would You Rather, judge a surprisingly positive round of Jukebox Jury, and answer the very first Ungame Question of the Week. The show gets a little personal when Mr. Cosby-Bukowski shares some of his Jelloems and Nick Swardson introduces us to his brother Gary. Don’t miss the upcoming Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time on Comedy Central, and while you’re here you might as well check out the Earwolf Store. This has been Bruce Vilanch: Thank you.
September 27, 2010
Kevin Pollak interviews actress Kathy Najimy!
September 24, 2010
Stop: It’s Hammer Time. Star of AMC’s hit series, Mad Men, Jon Hamm, visits Sklarbro Country and takes a stroll down St. Louis memory lane with Randy and Jason. The brothers and Jon discuss everything from bad local commercials to cat rape to why bed bugs are like Fuzzy Zoeller. Racist Vin Scully stops by and makes everyone a little uncomfortable…everyone except our Douchebag of the Week, Randy Quaid. Sklarbro Country, episode 9, man it’s mad.
The first 15 people that follow this link and post on the wall that they heard about the Sklar’s Hollywood Improv shows on Sklarbro Country will get free tickets one of the shows on Sept. 25, 7:30pm and 10pm. We hope to see you there!
To view the Rally Cat video the Sklar’s discussed with Jon Hamm, click here.
September 23, 2010
He’s been a writer for MadTv, UCB Theatre, and the upcoming Onion News Network on Comedy Central, but whats even more awesome about CHRIS KULA is that he’s getting married this weekend, the perfect way to celebrate being on the Totally Laime Podcast! Congrats to Chris and Sussy! Enjoy.
September 22, 2010
Have you been waiting to hear Huell Howser explain Inception? Had you not even thought about how great that would be and are now super excited to listen to this episode? Well, don’t “pull a plugs” and fast-forward straight to that, because you’ll miss appearances by Janeane Garafalo and Andy Dick. Andy gives us some saucy Hollywood stories, while Scott gives Janeane some advice for her upcoming show Criminal Minds Miami. Paul Giamatti very graciously comes by and humbly discusses his career, and Huell Howser ponders whether or not wolves can hear. Super fans will enjoy this rare glimpse into who Scott was in the 90’s when he first met Janeane.
September 20, 2010
Kevin Pollak interviews actor and improvisational genius, Fred Willard.
September 17, 2010
Did you know that the average homeless person would rather listen to Sklarbro Country than use a LeBron James jersey for warmth? How can you blame them, with The Sklars bringing in fantastic guests like Janeane Garafalo and Snoop Dogg?!? The guys peel back the layers of alternative pin-up girl Janeane Garafalo, going from her friendship with Eddie Vedder during the inception of alternative comedy, to her wealth of knowledge regarding sports and reality television. She gives some comedy advice to those out there writing iTunes reviews, and gets to the psychology of athlete relationships. As if that wasn’t enough, Snoop Dogg visits the country and talks a bit about the VMA’s and the state of hip-hop. Enjoy the newest features: Douchebag of the Week, and Quick Hits!
September 16, 2010
We’ve been listening to the radio/podcast show Too Beautiful To Live, for years. In fact, you could say that it’s because of LUKE BURBANK and TBTL that we even exist. They say to never meet you heroes because you’ll be disappointed, well this must have been the exception because they certainly did not disappoint. They were every bit as funny and wonderful to be around as we’d hoped! Oh, and the sex was amazing too. Enjoy.
September 15, 2010
What a busy episode! Scott is joined by the ENTIRE cast of FX’s “The League.” That’s right, both Paul Scheer AND Nick Kroll! Before Nick gets to the studio, El Chupacabra joins a particularly wheezy Scott to talk about his father, show off his impressive foley work, and take a call from a New York City firefighter. The last portion of the show involves actor J. Montgomery Scott and his illegitimate Hispanic child, Paul Scheer’s mumblecore film based on Family Circus, Nick Kroll’s pun-blecore film Long Story Short, Howard Stern’s penis, several barn-yard animals, and more indescribable hilarity. Listen to this episode, buy The League on DVD, watch the second season premiere, and then kill yourself.
September 13, 2010
Kevin Pollak interviews award winning actor Bryan Cranston, star of “Breaking Bad”.
September 10, 2010
I’d venture a guess that Sklarbro Country is the only sports podcast that opens the show with slam poetry and closes it with an in-depth interview with Matthew McConaughey. I might even guess that they are the only podcast discussing Usain “Insane” Bolt and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, but that’s exactly what you can expect in this episode. Har Mar Superstar tells us how he turned from indie rocker to soul singer, while busting out an acapella version of a Boys To Men song that will leave you in tears. Matthew McConaughey tells us about his acting process, his favorite college football team, and his favorite hemp-based power bar. Be sure to let us know if you or anyone you know has Pat Benatar’s cell phone number!
September 9, 2010
If Kyle Kinane suggests you have someone on your podcast, Jump on it! We’re sure glad we did! Comedian, writer, & sketch performer EMILY MAYA MILLS came over to light up the room and the mic. I think it’s safe to say that we have a new girl crush. Yes indeed! Enjoy.
September 8, 2010
They say all musicians secretly want to be comedians, but today’s guests do not seem to keep any secret of their comedic leanings. Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, and Jon Wurster all have serious comedy cred, between touring with Paul F. Tompkins, making music videos with Paul F. Tompkins, and performing on radio shows with Paul F. Tompkins. Speaking of Paul F. Tompkins, artist Mr. Brainwash makes his first appearance to discuss making art (and science) for the people. Listen to musicians doing what they do best (critiquing music), and what they do worst (short-form improv), and french artists doing what they do best (pronouncing the word “mustard”) and what they do worst (pronouncing the word “mustard”).
September 6, 2010
Kevin Pollak interviews actor and comedian Jimmy Pardo!
September 3, 2010
This episode of Sklarbro Country is hotter than a 12 acre golf-course fire! Comedian Jon Dore slips seamlessly into conversation with Randy and Jason and golf legend Tiger Woods “opens up” about the love he has for his wife Elin. The guys discuss options for punter Jeff Feagles, how 21-year-old junior high athlete Julius Threatts got caught, and things that Roger Clemens will never say. Check Crackle.com on September 7th to see The Sklar’s and Jon Dore in “Held Up,” and as always, leave us a comment!
September 2, 2010
You know him from MadTV, Chelsea Lately, and Letterman… Funnyman MATT BRAUNGER kindly took time out of his busy schedule to stop by and discuss the gang with the cutest name and why we’re all glad youtube didn’t exist when we were in college. Enjoy!
September 1, 2010
LIL’ GARY IS BACK! If I may say so myself, this is the closest he’s ever gotten to pronouncing a word correctly. Loch and Key serve as the house band for this episode, which brings back Kumail Nanjiani for his second appearance. Lil’ Gary talks about raising awareness for burn wards, Kumail talks about his wedding, Loch and Key talk about the genre classification of their music, Scott gives an Entourage re-cap, and What Am I Thinking? makes an appearance for the first time in a while. Enjoy!
August 30, 2010
Kevin Pollak interviews actor and Huffington Post blogger Steven Weber!
August 27, 2010
Randy and Jason wax a philosophic on Michael Jordan’s Hitler-stache and filterless entourage on today’s Sklarbro Country. Comedian and former Cardinals right-baseman Nick Thune joins in to discuss his childhood and selling unlicensed merchandise out of a friend’s dad’s van. Before you leave Earwolf, perhaps to watch some women’s golf, would you mind terribly writing us a comment? Maybe you could say how hilarious and insightful the Show Notes are (too Thune?), or you could tell us about your weird K-Rod-esque injuries. Wed love to hear from you!
August 26, 2010
Sometimes Comedy Bang Bang gets serious, and today is the case when Scott finally breaks down the all-important question on everyone’s mind: What is Fred Armisen’s ethnic makeup? Buuut seriously folks, Scott and Fred discuss the aspects of Saturday Night Live (or Sanightli as most people know it) that nerds out there want to know, from what it’s like to be a newcomer to just how Bill Hader perfects those impressions. After a quick music break by Trainwreck, Howard Kremer teaches us how to have a summah and Fred Armisen announces his and Carrie Brownstein’s upcoming program Portlandia. Would You Rather, Plugs, music, comedy, and other things, what more could you want???
August 26, 2010
He’s a hot young stand up who is making waves in the comedy world and is making us laugh our asses off – KYLE KINANE is also incredibly cool and kind, proof being that he agreed to come on our podcast just one day after getting back from his month long tour with Patton Oswalt. If you’re not familiar with his stand up, get to it! You’ll be glad you did. And even better news – YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST – he’s gone and got himself a special on Comedy Central! Enjoy.
August 23, 2010
Kevin Pollak interviews Adam Scott, Actor from TV’s “Party Down!”, and “Parks and Recreation”, as well as next years comedy “My Idiot Brother”.