Marques Ray first started performing as a singer with the R&B group “MFC.” He later joined the Hip-Hop group “Hot-Squad,” based out of Bakersfield, California. People thought it was a joke, even though he was dead serious, and continued to follow Marques, expecting a comedy show. You may have seen him on MTV’s Wild N’Out, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, Comedy Central’s Krod Mandoon, Mind of Mencia, or at the grocery store as the guy who keeps getting asked where the avocados are, even though he doesn’t work there. He is one-half of the sketch team Marq N’ Park, with Randall Park. He’s also on the Maude team Tut. He is a Dodger season ticket holder and he loves his Grandma.
February 4, 2018
Professional podcast guest Whitney Cummings joins Scott to chat about pranking Chris Klein during her time on Punk’d, nervously lying to John Goodman on the set of the new Roseanne, and her new film The Female Brain. Then, professional luger Barry Big stops by to cleanse his mind before competing in the Winter Olympics in order to wear the gold medal at the grocery store. Plus, professional chef Danny Trejo Jr. drops by to not talk about his dad and instead talk about some of the appetizers he has brought to the studio from his garage.
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January 6, 2017
Sklarbro Country’s celebrity gallery has gathered once again to celebrate the new year! Randy and Jason welcome special guests Dennis Rodman, Dick Vitale, Tilda Swinton, Fat Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson, both Nicholas Cages, Sam Elliott, Ken Kratz, Steven Avery, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Javier Bardem, Manny Pacquiao, and many, many more to reflect on the past year and to share their plans for 2017.
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January 3, 2017
Actor and comedian Dennis Gubbins joins Randy and Jason for the penultimate edition of Sklarbro County! Daniel Van Kirk shares stories of a sword fight gone south, a college freshman who found out why you shouldn’t snap and drive, and a New Yorker who got stiffed by a local casino. Finally, the Sklars listen to a voicemail from Manny Pacquiao in which the boxer shares his New Year’s resolutions.
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July 29, 2016
Stand-up comedian Josh Wolf (Chelsea Lately) makes landfall in Sklarbro Country this week, where he joins Randy and Jason for discussions about the pessimism of being a Boston sports fan, which of his jokes his son hates, and taking a trip to Guantanamo Bay. Later, they talk about Chris Sale’s jersey tampering, and Johnny Depp calls in to remind the Sklars to read his new scripts.
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February 19, 2016
Legendary professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page joins Randy and Jason on Sklarbro Country’s Wrestling Week. Diamond describes the captivating and intricate history of a professional wrestler and how he helped inspire other wrestlers. He also discusses how his own modified yoga, called DDP yoga, improved his body after years of a physically demanding career. Later, the Sklars call Johnny Depp to ask how he gets into character.
January 19, 2016
Incredible improviser and sketch comedian Marques Ray joins the County boys to talk about growing up in Bakersfield, California, honing his comedy chops at the UCB theatre in LA alongside Daniel Van Kirk, and doing a set of comedy as a character on an upcoming episode of Conan. As always Daniel Van Kirk brings us crazy stories that include a Bay City couple that gets engaged at Walmart and then steal sex toys and much more. Later, Steven Avery of Making a Murderer fame gives us a complimentary call from jail.