Janet Varney

Janet Varney is pretty and great (not “pretty great” because she’s SUPER great). If you were just a normal person you would probably know her from Dinner and a Movie or Entourage. But since you’re probably a cool comedy nerd, you know her from co-founding SF Sketchfest or from Back on Topps or her improv or her work with Hard ‘n Phirm.

Guest Appearances

February 27, 2022

Joan + Burnt reminisce about Old Town Dignity Falls, while Doug reveals his best home renovation yet. Plus, special guest Scotch (Janet Varney) tries to figure out who stole eight gallons of witch hazel from her home.

August 1, 2021

Actors/producers/podcasters Felicia Day and Janet Varney join Scott to talk about the new season of their podcast Voyage to the Stars, tattoos, and the difference between RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000. Then, magician The Great Magna stops by to talk about his search for a rival. Plus, small business owner Mary Lisa returns to talk about starting a political career.

May 17, 2020

As the boys continue pondering their situation, they meet an old friend who may be able to help keep them fed, Crone Bakeress.


Arnie: Arnie Niekamp
Chunt: Adal Rifai
Usidore: Matt Young
Crone Bakeress: Janet Varney
Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen
Tricia: Kate James

Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal Rifai
Post-Production Coordination: Garrett Schultz
Earwolf Producer: Kimmie Lucas
Editor: Chris Rathjen
Special Assistance: Ryan DiGiorgi
Magic Tavern Logo: Allard Laban
Theme Music: Andy Poland

December 2, 2019

Actress and comedian Janet Varney (The JV Club, The Legend of Korra) talks with Andy Richter about dealing with parental separation, her first jobs selling Australian goods and high-end miniatures, tricky toilets from abroad, being a showbiz pragmatist, and the work that’s gone into running nearly twenty years of SF Sketchfest.

November 4, 2019

The Boys and JANET VARNEY do a special episode of Voyage of the Stars.


This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: THEBOYS), My Sheets Rock (www.mysheetsrock.com/theboys), Indochino (www.indochino.com code: HANDBOOK), Untuckit (www.untuckit.com code: THEBOYS), and Liquid I.V. (www.liquidiv.com code: THEBOYS).

June 17, 2019

Comedian Jimmy Pardo hosts a pop culture game show-interview podcast; three call-in contestants vie for prizes. Special guest: Janet Varney.