B.J. Novak is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for being a writer and co-executive producer for and playing the role of Ryan Howard on The Office, as well as appearing in Inglourious Basterds.
January 10, 2023
This week we’re breaking down “Threat Level Midnight” with writer of the episode, B.J. Novak
April 12, 2022
This week we’re breaking down “Scott’s Tots” and the ladies chat with the director of this episode and the man behind the sometimes-fedora-wearing Ryan Howard, B.J. Novak! Ten years has passed since Michael promised 15 third graders that he would pay for their college if they graduated high school, and guess what? They’ve all graduated and Michael cannot afford to fulfill this promise. So he must do the right thing, give them all lithium laptop batteries and break the bad news. Often referred to as the “cringiest” episode, B.J. discusses what it was like directing his first “Office” episode, which includes filming the kids singing and dancing to “Hey Mr. Scott”. Angela shares a deleted scene where Dwight impersonates Meredith and Jenna shares a real life Scott’s Tots’ success story. So if you’re a Stanley, you will love this episode. But if you’re a Pam… well, we still think you’ll enjoy this episode even though Michael has done a terrible, terrible thing. It’s just terrible.
June 23, 2020
This week we’re breaking down “Initiation”, featuring a fantastic interview with B.J. Novak and Rainn Wilson, who give us the inside scoop on all the Ryan, Dwight and Mose moments from this episode. This episode can really only be defined as “the works”. We get introduced to Pretzel Day, Schrute Farms and Mose, and we talk about them all. We also check in at Stamford and that squeaky chair, and find a fun Jim-Pam background catch. Then we explore Stanley’s love of Pretzel Day and the unexpected bond between him and Michael. This episode is a treat so we hope you don’t crash too hard afterwards.
May 13, 2014
Sean and Hayes start off the show by talking about social media, specifically what you should put as your occupation on Facebook and your bio on Twitter. Then, close friend B.J. NOVAK stops by to talk to the guys about pranking Usher, Punk’d, Celebrity Net Worth, and he pops into the Popcorn Gallery to discuss The Americans, #longhairdontcare, and John Candy. Also, tune in for The Amazing Spiderman and the Case of the Music Box Hostage Crisis!
September 24, 2012
A star studded panel of guests who haven’t been on the show due to geographical reasons, B.J. Novak and Wyatt Cenac join us for today’s Comedy Bang Bang! We talk to B.J. about leaving The Office and Wyatt Cenac tells us what is coming up on The Daily Show. We also welcome internet critics Van Davion and Mike Smith to share some insights on how television can be funnier. Plus, we play a riveting game of Would You Rather? Don’t forget to tip your mailman!