Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick, Portlandia) discusses getting bullied in high school and the toll it took on him, the way movies and video games became an escape for him, and how different America was from his expectations. Kumail discusses his comedy career in New York and Chicago, meeting and falling in love with his wife Emily, and how shockingly close the Big Sick was to what happened between him and his wife.
Ep 32: Bert Kreischer
Bert Kreischer (Stand-Up Comedian) tells an incredible story about accidentally smoking PCP with Tracy Morgan and how to skip out on a bill, how Rolling Stones named him the biggest partier in the country, and his introduction to alcohol. Bert discusses running for president of the PTA at his daughter’s school just to fuck with another student’s mom, his hardcore codependency with his wife and why he thought Will Smith wanted to have sex with him the first time they met.
Ep 31: Jamie Lynn Sigler
Jamie Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos, Entourage, Dark Ride) discusses landing a role at such a young age, what it was like working alongside the late James Gandolfini, marrying and divorcing her manager when she was in her 20’s, and how being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis has affected her career. Jamie discusses the juicy details of the long lost love (spoiler: it’s me) that got away because she was running around with Mark Sanchez in New York.
Ep 30: James Roday & Dulé Hill
James Roday (A Million Little Things, Psych, The Dukes of Hazzard) and Dulé Hill (The West Wing, Psych, Suits) are reunited again and discuss falling in love with one another on Psych, James secretly dating their co-star on the show, and the moments they realized the show was going to be a hit. James discusses being a New York theatre kid with a chip on his shoulder and how much Dulé helped him with his social anxiety. Dulé talks about his success on The West Wing, inheriting a 13-year-old daughter, and understudying Savion Glover.
Ep 29: Stephen Merchant
Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, An Idiot Abroad), tv royalty joins us and discusses how dumb the bullies were at his school growing up, the lessons he learned shooting a film with Ralph Fiennes, and how uncomfortable small things make him. Stephen complains about Ricky’s impatience but also explains how it contributes to how well they work together. Stephen explains how he’s been able to find fulfillment in show business and how much Hello Ladies was like his real dating life.