Johnny Pemberton

Johnny Pemberton is a stand-up comedian from Rochester Minnesota. He is also the host and writer for the MTV series “Megadrive.” He can be seen in “21 Jump Street,” “The Watch,” “This is 40,” and Armando Ianucci’s Oscar nominated film “In The Loop.” He has also appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Lopez Tonight, FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Sundance Channel, and AdultSwim. In the future he will be seen on the ABC comedy “The Family Tools” playing the role of “Mason.” Johnny also hosts the podcast “Twisting the Wind” and is not the inventor of Coca-Cola.

Guest Appearances

May 30, 2018

Comedian and actor Johnny Pemberton (Live To Tape podcast) joins Howard, Natasha, Stard and Young Kevin to explain his anti-Paul Simon stance on this week’s Who Charted! They’ll count down the Top 5 Songs on iTunes before Johnny talks about filming his new movie Action Point in South Africa during the Movie Chart. Later, we’ll hear about Johnny’s struggles with website naming and bullies while the gang counts down their Hot Picks.

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December 21, 2016

Actor/comedian Johnny Pemberton arrives this week to help out Howard and Kulap with their fashion choices! They count down Stereogum’s Top 5 Songs of the Week while Johnny explains why he’s never recognized for “Son of Zorn” and why Kanye would benefit from his friendship. Then, during the Video Game Chart, the gang assesses what it takes to be a nerd these days, and finally, Howard plays Show and Teller before holiday gifts are opened on Two Charted.


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October 27, 2016

The titular Johnny Pemberton of FOX’s Son of Zorn and the titular middle child Eden Sher of ABC’s The Middle join the CBB First Timers Club! They join Scott for some Seinfeld trivia, Disney history, and to do elevator pitches for Eden’s new book “The Emotionary” and Johnny’s He-Man inspired show Son of Zorn. Then, showbiz driver Dicker Troy stops by to tell us what it’s like to work as a driver for big celebs. Later, Reverend T.P. Stain arrives to share the gospel on why juicing is the most important thing you can do to better your life. Plus, it’s the return of Would You Rather!

This episode is brought to you by Quip Toothbrush and Sees.

October 7, 2016

Comedian and actor Johnny Pemberton (“Son of Zorn”) joins the Sklars this week to explain why luck doesn’t exist in showbusiness. Randy and Jason asses the threat of a gorilla suit at a football game and theorize as to why Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham might need a loaded gun in an airport.  Later, Johnny explains why he’s so good at acting against an animated character and how a childhood illness allowed him to follow his dreams. Finally, British sports reporter Jesse Thorne stops in to give the lowdown on recent sports happenings across the pond.

This episode is sponsored by Texture.

September 12, 2016

It’s underestimated how important your sense of hearing is, how much it affects your daily life in ways you don’t fully appreciate. Take the inconceivable geometry you do in your head all the time, thanks to your ears. Say you’re standing with your back facing a street and you hear a car approaching from the right–how do you know that? Your brain is instantly calculating the miniscule differences in volume and the slight difference in time it takes for the sound of the car to reach both ears. Yes, thank you Captain Obvious, but it’s still an amazing feat that you’re performing all the time, every day, with everything you hear.

You probably don’t even know how much you hear every day, how unaccustomed to silence you actually are. Silence actually sounds weird, your brain knows something is wrong when it’s absolutely quiet. Conversely, really loud places like cities take up so much of your subconscious mental capacities that they also create a sense of unnerving. That’s why the sound of nature is so relaxing to us.

On this week’s podcast Cracked editor-in-chief Jack O’Brien is joined by actor/comedian Johnny Pemberton, whose podcast ‘Twisting the Wind’ is an incredible aural experiment, a constantly surprising manipulation of sound that pushes the boundaries of what’s expected in a podcast. They talk about the power of noise pollution, incredible Tuvan throat singing rap music, how John Williams stole everything from Russian composers and sonic devices that mess with our heads like speech jammers and The Mosquito.


Johnny Pemberton’s Website:

Twisting the Wind with Johnny Pemberton:

TED Talk on Noise Pollution:

Tuvan Throat Singing:

Tuvan Throat Singing Rap:

The Best of Shostakovich:

Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together:

Pantera – Mouth for War:

Trailer for Glenn Gould Documentary “Genius Within”:

The Daily Beast: Slow TV:

In-Browser Speech Jammer:

Reading Dr. Seuss with Speech Jammer:


The Mosquito:

Come see us at the Now Hear This podcast festival:

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Wealthfront Veritone.

August 12, 2014

Sean and Hayes are extremely pissed about having to do so many Ice Bucket Challenges all week. On the bright side, they talk about some very exciting development opportunities involving newspaper comic strip properties. Then guest JOHNNY PEMBERTON arrives to speak on his famous charity stunts and eat a whole pack of gum for Engineer Sam. Finally, the Popcorn Gallery returns, and Johnny explains points on the back end and the dangers of baseball tricks. ​