Erin Gibson

Emmy-nominated Southern loudmouth Erin Gibson co-hosts​ ​& co-created​ “Throwing Shade”​, ​​the award winning political absurdist comedy podcast​​, ​live ​show ​& TV show​ She developed her social commentary chops as the host of ​ ”Modern Lady”​ and sharpened them writing and directing political sketches for Funny or Die, where she also created the long running, Emmy-nominated “Gay of Thrones” starring her real-life hair stylist​. You’ve seen her on Parks and Rec, Community, Key and Peele, The Kroll Show, and you’ve heard her on Comedy Central’s Jeff and Some Aliens, but she’s best known as “the face of State Farm’s Rental Insurance tri-fold brochure.”


Find the full archive of Throwing Shade plus exclusive bonus episodes only on Stitcher Premium. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to and use promo code ‘SHADE’.

Host Information

Throwing Shade

Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.   Find the full archive of Throwing Shade plus exclusive bonus episodes only on Stitcher Premium. And make sure to check out Deeper Shade of Shade on Stitcher Premium, where Bryan and Erin interview their favorite friends of the show. For a free month of listening, go to and use promo code 'SHADE'.  

Guest Appearances

Rainbow Brite and Body Blacklights (with Erin Gibson)

Raised By TV #30October 16, 2018

Throwing Shade's Erin Gibson is talkin' TV with Jon & Lauren today! She gets into Rainbow Brite, her book "Feminasty," and the time she tried to change her name to Nicole, before Jon almost makes her puke with a story about a…


Being a Fierce Woman in Comedy? with Nicole Byer & Erin Gibson

Nicole Byer is a comedian, writer, and host of Netflix’s Nailed It as well as the Why Won’t You Date Me? podcast. Erin Gibson is a comedian, director/writer, creator of Gay of Thrones and the host of Throwing Shade. They join Jonathan…


Erin Gibson, Our Close Friend Part 3

Hollywood Handbook #254September 3, 2018

Sean and Hayes are joined by ERIN GIBSON, author of the new book Feminasty, to play a new variation on a favorite game. This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon ( code: THEBOYS) and Simple Contacts ( code: THEBOYS20).


No One Wants To Hear About Your Dreams (w/ Erin Gibson)

The hilarious Erin Gibson (author of the new book Feminasty and host of Throwing Shade!) joins Zach and Jess this week for a dreamy new musical packed with time sensitive eggs, witch twins, and an alligator with a baseball bat. With songs like "You're Dreaming", "Straight…


Live at Largo (w/ Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jessica Chaffin, Erin Gibson)

Casey is live at Largo and joined by co host Jessica Chaffin who is ON FIRE. Angel on earth Jamie-Lynn Sigler guests and DESTROYS in the role of Tinsley to Casey’s Dale as they examine seven eggs via FaceTime. Jamie gamely plays…


Great! Can't Wait! Thanks!

Fake The Nation #91April 5, 2018

Negin takes a break from the political maelstrom to blow off steam with some of her favorites, including a surprise cameo by comedy podcast legend Paul F. Tompkins (SPONTANEANATION)! Other panelists in the mix include Rory Albanese (The Daily Show), Mike Pesca…


Let's Do A Bipartisan

Fake The Nation #78January 4, 2018

Fellow Earwolf podcasters Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi (Throwing Shade) join Negin to talk about Trump’s rambling interview with the New York Times and imagine a future where women run government. Plus, Negin breaks down why people are protesting in Iran and…


Erin Gibson, Our Close Friend Again

Hollywood Handbook #210October 31, 2017

Sean and Hayes are joined by ERIN GIBSON of Throwing Shade who is doing the show as a form of twisted revenge.   This episode is sponsored by Harry's and ZipRecruiter.


A Mansion House

Paul F. Tompkins parachutes his way toward Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson of Throwing Shade! They chat about what time period they belong in, the origins of high heels, and the 1970 film The…


Throwing Shade's Steampunk Aunt

Who Charted? #346July 19, 2017

Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade) join Howard and Kulap for a midsummah night’s Who Charted! Bryan and Erin celebrate their big move to Earwolf and debate the sexiest season for songs while counting down the Top 5 Hot Tracks on…


Bryan Safi, Erin Gibson: The Etique-cast

Welcome back to The Etique-cast, the polite podcast that explores all things courteous with your hosts Harnold Palmer (Bryan Safi) and Rita Teresa (Erin Gibson). Harnold and Rita welcome Manners Mentor Roberta “Bobby” Bell this week to converse about polite pickup lines,…


Racism Motivating Election Voters (w/ Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi)

Yo, Is This Racist? #920April 19, 2017

Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi of Throwing Shade join Andrew to talk about radishes, racism motivating Trump voters in the election, the trope of a black man preying on women in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and more. As always, leave us a message…


Who's Throwing Shade? with Erin Gibson

Jonathan sits down with Throwing Shade's Erin Gibson to talk about the difference between hosting a podcast vs. a TV show, cultural appropriation, and the Miss Universe pageant. And why does Turks and Caicos have two names? With Jonathan Van Ness and guest,…


Gods of Egypt

Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi of Throwing Shade podcast joins Paul and Jason in-studio to discuss the 2016 Fantasy film Gods of Egypt. Is it a good sign when the opening narration isn't confident in remembering the plot of the movie? What…



Who Charted? #234May 27, 2015

Throwing Shade’s Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi expose the true intentions of geese on today’s Who Charted! As they countdown the Top 5 Billboard: Hot 100 songs, we hear how women can be creeps too, how much a room in Howard’s animal…


Being Your Own Parent

Bob finds himself in the rare position to help his special guest Melissa Staple (Erin Gibson) raise awareness on the new movement of being your inner parent. Melissa tells us about how she discovered her inner parent philosophy, why you should release…


Erin Gibson, Our Close Friend

Hollywood Handbook #68January 27, 2015

Hayes and Sean start off by covering what's trending for pilot season. Then, ERIN GIBSON from Throwing Shade is in the studio to talk about being a feminist, play "Is That Bad?", take sides on the Bruce Jenner issue, and illuminate gender issues…


You're A Moron

the reality SHOW show #8December 18, 2012

Hayes and Sean advertise some of their holiday Shark Tank products available in their online store, then play clips from The Voice to determine exactly why Terry is a better singer than Trevin. They reveal that the entire season of The Amazing…


Fake Boobs and Divorce!

Totally Laime #79August 7, 2011

Are you ready to get happy?! She dominates on twitter (@gibblertron), is a beautiful and talented and is an all around absolute delight. Comedy writer/actress ERIN GIBSON came by and we discussed all things uplifting!! Or not, but it's a fun time…

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