Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher is a stand up comedian from Akron, Ohio. She has opened for the likes of Maria Bamford and Bobcat Goldthwait. After moving to LA in fall 2012, Rhea quickly got to work in her new city and recently produced and hosted the first of a series of sold out Qweirdo shows at UCB LA. Rhea has performed at all the LA “alt” rooms; The Meltdown, UCB, Comedy Palace, Holy F*ck and more!

Host Information

Put Your Hands Together

Comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher bring you fresh sets and backstage interviews from all of your favorite comedians. All in front of a live UCB audience. Get ready to clap!

Guest Appearances

The Deutschland Duper with Rhea Butcher

Scam Goddess #64December 14, 2020

What's poppin, con-gregation? This week Rhea Butcher is on the pod to break down a German man and his frauline who treated scamming like its own art form. Stay schemin!


Rhea Butcher

Comedian Rhea Butcher chats with Andy Richter about the Midwestern ethos, coming to grips with heritage, their years-long coming out story, and trying not to take ‘truth in comedy’ too literally. Plus, Rhea talks about learning how to give advice by asking…


With Great Emoji's Come Great Responsibility w/ Rhea Butcher

Spanish Aquí Presents #8September 2, 2019

This week Raiza calls Carlos out on his use of emoji's. This inspires a bigger conversation on how everyone uses emoji's differently, the crew talks about their favorite emoji's to use, and Tony brings up Furries (sí, Furries!). Then the amazingly funny…


Jonah Ray, Ahamed Weinberg, Debra DiGiovanni, Kiran Deol and host Rhea Butcher

Rhea talks therapy parakeets, toilet mice and Toad the Wet Sprocket. Sets from Ahamed Weinberg, Kiran Deol, Jonah Ray and Debra DiGiovanni.


Rhea Butcher

Never Not Funny #2420June 26, 2019

Taking swings with Rhea Butcher.


Pete Holmes, Hannah Boone, Will Miles, Teresa Lee and host Rhea Butcher

Rhea talks traffic, parents and public restrooms. Sets from Pete Holmes, Hannah Boone, Will Miles and Teresa Lee.


PB&J 365

Fake The Nation #152June 13, 2019

Negin opens the Fake the Nation vault for previously unheard discussions with your podcast best friends such as Paul F. Tompkins, Rhea Butcher, Sarah Pappalardo, Jon Lovett, Dan Taberski, and Aaron Jackson. This episode is sponsored by The Citizenry (www.citizenrypodcast.com code: FAKE) and…


Starz Are Just Like Us

Fake The Nation #139March 14, 2019

Comedians Paul F. Tompkins and Rhea Butcher join Negin to discuss the recent celebrity college admissions scandal, if firing Tucker Carlson would actually matter, then give their take on which superhero has the least personality. The answer might surprise you! This episode…


Butt First

Comedy Bang Bang #586February 10, 2019

Comedian extraordinaire Rhea Butcher joins Scott to talk about the writing process, top 3 things to get rid of from a daily routine, and touring with many fart jokes. Then, cool astronaut Devon Westinghouse drops by to talk about his upcoming trip…


Debra DiGiovanni, J.B. Ball, Mary Mack, John Hastings and host Rhea Butcher

Rhea talks ancestry, Boise and sad guns. Sets from John Hastings, Mary Mack, J.B. Ball and Debra DiGiovanni. This episode is brought to you by The Roast Battle Podcast on Comedy Central, Poshmark, and Myro (www.myro.com/PYHT).


Punching Up and Down (w/ Rhea Butcher)

Yo, Is This Racist? #1006December 25, 2018

Comedian Rhea Butcher (Three Swings Podcast) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss punching up and down in comedy, the issue of child marriages, a caller’s sister making racist jokes, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think…


Leave It, Go

Who Charted? #417December 4, 2018

Comedian and actor Rhea Butcher joins Howard, Stard and Kev for this week’s Who Charted! They explore the revitalized country sound and talk therapy in baseball while counting down iTunes’ Top 5 Pop Songs. Then it’s a battle of Rocky rankings to…


Amy Miller, Ian Karmel, Robby Hoffman, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Mike Mulloy and host Rhea Butcher

Put Your Hands Together #645November 14, 2018

Rhea talks West Elm, Farmers Only and "My Girl." Sets from Mike Mulloy, Amy Miller, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Robby Hoffman and Ian Karmel, and a chat with Amy and Ian.


Matt Kirshen, JoAnn Schinderle, Courtney Karwal and host Rhea Butcher

Rhea talks cigarette holders, Halloween and activism hotels. Sets from Courtney Karwal, JoAnn Schinderle and Matt Kirshen.


Chris Thayer, Josh Sharp, Erin Lennox, Karl Hess, Melanie Maras and host Rhea Butcher

Rhea talks Franklin Avenue, love and the Twin Cities. Sets from Erin Lennox, Karl Hess, Melanie Maras, Josh Sharp and Chris Thayer. This episode is brought to you by The Roast Battle Podcast, TomboyX (www.tomboyx.com/HANDSTOGETHER) and BarkBox (www.barkbox.com/PYHT).


Carl Donnelly, Sierra Katow, Adam Burke, Eddie Della Siepe and host Rhea Butcher

Rhea talks traffic, anger and TSA. Sets from Eddie Della Siepe, Carl Donnelly, Sierra Katow and Adam Burke. This episode is brought to you by Roast Battle podcast and Tom Boy X (www.tomboyx.com/HANDSTOGETHER).


Firm Handshakes, Self Care, and Emotional Drop-Bys w/ Rhea Butcher

Homophilia #62October 11, 2018

Incredible human and hilarious comic Rhea Butcher sits down with Dave and Matt to talk all about skateboarding, working on the relationship with yourself, coming out multiple times, and emotional drop-bys. Plus, sexual and gender fluidity, how to give a good handshake, and Matt…


Emily Maya Mills, Matt O'Brien, Will Miles, Carmen Morales and host Rhea Butcher

Rhea talks Biscuits, Dick Tracy and Kit Kats. Sets from Matt O'Brien, Carmen Morales, Will Miles and Emily Maya Mills, and a chat with Charla Lauriston and Will Miles. This episode is brought to you by Evelyn and Bobbie (www.evelynbobbie.com code: PYHT),…


Joe Zimmerman, Barry Rothbart, Kara Klenk, Laura Prangley, Brendan Scannell and host Rhea Butcher

Put Your Hands Together #638September 26, 2018

Rhea taks FaceTime, Bill Cosby and baseball. Sets from Brendan Scannell, Barry Rothbart, Laura Prangley, Joe Zimmerman and Kara Klenk. This episode is brought to you by Evelyn and Bobbie and TomboyX.


Jon Schabl, Jamez Fritz, Whitney Chitwood and host Rhea Butcher

Put Your Hands Together #637September 19, 2018

Rhea talks Dave Chappelle, bike shops and Bert & Ernie. Sets from Jamez Fritz, Jon Schabl and Whitney Chitwood.


Akron, OH

Paul F. Tompkins is confident in welcoming back everyone to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are comedy couple Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher of Take My Wife! They chat about why you shouldn’t watch TV in the morning, Emilio Estevez’s…


New Orleans Weddings (w/ Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher)

Comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (Put Your Hands Together) join Andrew and Tawny to discuss a white caller’s question about how to address the subject of whether black men don’t date black women and why, New Orleans weddings, and more. As…


Bonus: SF Sketchfest Tribute to Paul F. Tompkins

On a bonus episode of Spontaneanation, we proudly present the SF Sketchfest Tribute to Paul F. Tompkins featuring Matt Gourley, Ben Acker, Rhea Butcher, John Hodgman, Eban Schletter, and The Workjuice Players. Enjoy!


International Shenanigans

Fake The Nation #95May 3, 2018

Comedians Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) and Alex Schmidt (Cracked) join Negin to chat about the Iran nuclear deal and the leaked Mueller questions for Trump. Plus, they talk about the proposal to break up California into three separate states and end…


JFL NorthWest Live: Darcy Michael and Rhea Butcher

Comedians Darcy Michael and Rhea Butcher sit down with Cameron live at JFL NorthWest to discuss their roles as standup comics, identifying as gender nonbinary, and being in a different place than your partner in a relationship. This episode is sponsored by…


4 Mind-Blowing Truths About America (Made Clear By Baseball)

Spring is upon us. And spring is like a starter pistol for the annual sale of 72 million major league baseball tickets all across America Plus (“America Plus” is our fun brand name idea for The United States + Toronto). Whether or…


Whale Watching Boat

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone with his real voice to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guests are Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher of Put Your Hands Together and Take My Wife! They chat about what movie they have lied about…


End of DACA to Robert E. Lee Descendant at VMAs (w/ Rhea Butcher)

Yo, Is This Racist? #940September 6, 2017

Comedian Rhea Butcher (Put Your Hands Together, Take My Wife Please) joins Andrew to discuss the Trump administration planning to end DACA, Robert E. Lee’s descendant quitting the church after the backlash from his VMA speech, and much more. As always, leave…


Popcorn Costume

Comedy Bang Bang #507September 4, 2017

Comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher of Put Your Hands Together and Take My Wife join Scott and Mike the Janitor to talk about their upcoming tour “Back to Back,” a man eating peanuts with the shell at a baseball game, and…


Foreign Relations Gone Wrong

Fake The Nation #31February 3, 2017

Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) and Robin Thede (The Nightly Show) join Negin in LA to discuss the chaos sewn by the travel ban, our fraying foreign relations, and some mental health survival strategies. Plus, Trump's primetime SCOTUS nominee rollout. But first:…


2016 Holiday Spectacular

Comedy Bang Bang #463December 12, 2016

Scott is having the holiday blues and has some old friends and new friends join him to cheer him up on this year’s Holiday episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! Expect appearances by future CBB host Jason Mantzoukas, intern Gino Lambardo, John Lennon…


The Washington Monugents Reunite

Comedy Bang Bang #455November 3, 2016

Every 3 or 4 years or so, Scott’s old political parody singing group will get back together for a reunion. Rhea Butcher of Seeso’s Take My Wife joins Scott as today’s co-host as they welcome back Bob, Tim, Dave, Mike, and Eban…


Strudel Westerns

Who Charted? #305October 5, 2016

Comedian Rhea Butcher joins Howard and Kulap for this week's episode of Who Charted! Stard tells of his voyages across Germany and the gang reflects on Paris Hilton's DJ career before they count down Spotify's Top 5 Viral Songs. Then they try…


Concession Stand

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you all personally without the help of any flunkies to this week's episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Rhea Butcher of Seeso's Take My Wife and Put Your Hands Together! They chat about Rhea's recurring dreams,…


Hair Take It

Comedy Bang Bang #438August 8, 2016

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher of Put Your Hands Together join Scott to talk about the Olympics, baseball, and their brand new Seeso original show "Take My Wife." Later, Al A. Peterson aka The Smooth Criminal stops by the studio for the…


LIVE from Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Comedians Rhea Butcher, Curtis Cook, and Sam Jay join Andrew Ti in Portland, Oregon as part of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival to answer racism questions in front of a live audience. They discuss censorship in comedy, the society looking down upon you…


Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher

Crybabies #27October 29, 2015

The affianced comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher join Sarah & Susan to talk about crying cheese, being harassed a recent flight to LA from Seattle, John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane," American Pickers, and Cabaret.


Sklarbro County 173

Sklarbro Country #268.5September 15, 2015

This week, the Sklars welcome Rhea Butcher who talks about her fast pitch baseball league, as well as the benefits of having a partner who's also a comedian. Then, Daniel Van Kirk covers stories that include a man that simply doesn't have…



The hilarious Rhea Butcher of Put Your Hands Together and Wham Bam Pow joins Paul, June, and Jason to discuss Runaway, a movie that is 1984 to the max! They’ll cover everything from the box robots with guns, Gene Simmons’ intense stare,…


To Bald Or Not To Bald!

Totally Laime #222May 2, 2014

Andy's absent today but fret not, this episode with hilarious stand up comedians and co-hosts of UCB's Put Your Hands Together as well as the awesome Max fun podcast Wham Bam Pow, CAMERON ESPOSITO AND RHEA BUTCHER are here to save the…

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