Greg Proops

Greg Proops is very smart. At least he sounds that way. His podcast The Smartest Man in the World certainly does nothing to disprove his reputation as an intellectual. If you’re afraid that he’s smart in a gross annoying way, I encourage you to listen to his albums Joke Book and Elsewhere to hear how unbelievably hilarious he is.

Guest Appearances

July 5, 2018

Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) and Greg Proops (The Smartest Man in the World) join Negin to chat about July 4th memories, hot dogs and the state of patriotism. Plus, Fake the Nation listeners share their wish list for America!

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June 21, 2018

Greg Proops (The Smartest Man in the World) and Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) join Negin to find some comic relief amidst the turmoil! The panel discusses family separation at the border and Trump’s order for the Pentagon to establish a ‘Space Force.’ Plus, they chat about how the South and the Midwest are stereotyped in the media. This episode was taped prior to Trump’s executive order on family separation.

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June 15, 2017

Gather round! This episode features an all-star lineup of some of Negin’s funniest and brightest guests. Rachel Sklar ( and Sarah Rose Siskind (StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson) take on lifestyle feminism. Is it a gateway to activism or just a ploy to sell more t-shirts? Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and Tom Shillue (Red Eye) get into their personal budgeting habits. Plus, Dan Pashman (The Sporkful) and Andrew Heaton (Mostly Weekly) discuss our biological fixation on the short term and how this plays out personally and politically.

May 26, 2017

Two veterans of the comedy world, Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and Tom Shillue (Red Eye), join Negin to discuss Trump’s frighteningly-titled 2018 budget, “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” They also check in on the latest developments in the Trump-Russia investigation and discuss the decline of malls and big-box stores. Plus, they share some personal musings on regret.

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May 12, 2016

Comedy all-star Greg Proops joins Kamau and Kevin to discuss “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.” Greg counts down his top 5 Denzel movies, and they describe the little Denzelishness seen in “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.” Later, they talk about the film’s pacing, excessive car chases and Denzel’s grounded performance.

November 25, 2015

The Smartest Man in the World, Greg Proops joins Leonard this week to discuss his wide-ranging interest in movies, which he screens in front of a live audience at Cinefamily in Los Angeles. They’ll also talk about one of Greg’s personal favorites, Don Siegel’s 1973 crime thriller Charley Varrick, starring Walter Matthau.