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"eugene mirman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Yeah I mean I guess it's funny because to me Julian I still do stood lots of stuff together so I see that is ending. You know but we'll probably still do events and we'll probably still do shows and you know we will probably start a small comedy record label And maybe do a podcast or you know other projects together so I see that as you know ending because that's you know it's like I'm still friends with with people from with my closest friends are still from college even though colleges over that doesn't mean that like none of can talk interact so. I do think that the community that was fostered in in in that time and in Brooklyn exists and I'm close friends with many of those people in many of those people came and visited Us in Somerville and in the last you know months of Katie's life and would come here often to the Cape and hang out so I think like obviously things move on but it isn't like a clear like will know more jokes now. Now now we live on Cape Cod and we hunt fish. And we're very serious like I. Julia lives an hour from here in closer slightly than that to me in Somerville and so we'll continue to do things and you know me and my friends Matt and Christian Who made the album in twenty fifteen are starting to work on like kids stuff other projects together so I think like You you know. Find ways to work with people and continue to do stuff. That's enjoyable. I mean mostly what's been through line for me is working on projects with friends and I'm continuing to do that though. It is true that I probably won't put on the Eugene Mirman comedy festival in Brooklyn Eugene. Thank you so much for taking the time to be on Bullseye. It was nice to get to talk to you again. And it's been a long time. Thank you very much. Thank you so much for having me. Eugene Merman the documentary of which he is a subject. It started as a joke is available to rent or purchase now. That's the end of another episode of Bullseye. Bullseye is produced out of the homes of me and the staff of maximum. Find in and around Los Angeles California this week. Hey seuss my colleague. Shaved his beard off then kept it that way for a day before shaving the rest of it off. We're all going a little nuts homes in apartments. The show is produced. By speaking into microphones. Our producer Kevin Ferguson. Hey Soussan Brosio is our half bearded associate producer. We get help from Casey. O'brien Jordan. Howling at maximum fund are interstitial. Music is by the Great Dj. W Dan Wally. Our theme song is by the wonderful. The go team thanks to them and their label Memphis Industries for letting US use it. They're working on a new record. So look forward to that. We've been making this show for a very very long time. With hundreds of episodes archives that Maximum Fund Dot Org? If you'RE A BOB's Burgers Fan. We've had several conversations with H Jon. Benjamin who plays Bob on the show? We also talked to Kristen Schaal. Who Plays Louise? If you like adult swim we did a great interview with Jenna Friedman who created the insane documentary series soft. Focus for that network. You can also keep up with us on facebook. Twitter and Youtube just searched for bullseye with Jesse Thorn. And I think that's about remember all greg. Radio hosts have a signature sign off Bullseye. With Jesse Thorn is a production of maximum fund dot org and is distributed by NPR..
"eugene mirman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Great stand up comedian for ten years. He ran the Eugene Merman Comedy Festival in New York City. The festival was absurd and brilliant. There was the time that IRA glass got super hammered on stage. They were sessions with a licensed therapist in a bouncy house. The history of the festival is recounted in the new documentary. It started as a joke in comics. Kristen Schaal Kumail Nanjiani. And Reggie Watts talk about how. Brooklyn's ought comedy scene. Grew up around the festival but it's also a story about Eugene and his family moved to La. He stayed behind on the east coast his wife. Katie was battling cancer. She died earlier this year. It's beautiful touching documentary with plenty of laughs to make things go down here. Here's a bit of Eugene Merman. Performing stand up at the final farewell show at the Eugene. Mirman Comedy Festival recently. Told me that when we were in elementary school our teacher told her to not be my friend because I was a loser. That's the eighties for you. And then to prove it. She showed her my test scores. I know what I get that you could show a test that proves that someone is bad at math. But what's the test that proves someone is a loser like what's your favorite food and I was like sour cream. Who's your favorite band? My Rab I kid is Eugene Mervyn. Welcome back to Bullseye. It's nice to talk to you. Thank you very much for having me. Are you talking to me from Cape Cod I am? I'm on Cape Cod right now. In my home talking to you you have to Cape Cod of few years ago. It's an unusual show-business destination How did you end up living there? I I now only focused on recreating one crazy summer. So it's a very move so at the time. Now I don't know twenty fourteen or so my wife and I bought a house here on Cape Cod with sort of the idea that one to be able to see family who's in Massachusetts More to be closer to family. And then when we moved here full-time from Brooklyn which was you know. Probably actually half a year after that. It was with the idea that we would eventually be in the Boston area And sort of split time in we are. I am with my son Partially in Somerville now. Was there a reason that you ended up committing to it fulltime? Yeah it was. I mean there were several reasons. One was that That Katie had terminal cancer and we wanted to be near family That we also wanted to have a son and a child who turned out to be a son It just made sense since we had bought a house on Cape to live in that house and be closer to family so it was a decision to be near family and also not far from where she was going to get treatment which was in Boston and then eventually to be in the Boston area. It's both the time to reconfigure your life and I imagine also like kind of a difficult time to reconfigure your life when you and your wife find out that she has terminal cancer like it's a it's a really big change that's necessary but also you know what a what a hard time to do it. You know what I mean. Yes yeah we did a lot of the things that I guess I mean I guess moving is very. It's stressful But seems seems not a stressful in comparison to terminal cancer. That's very fair. Yeah Yeah I mean yeah. There's like a list of things are stressful. We did a lot of them. We really tried to tick off all the stuff. The could stress people out the one thing that we never got to together was the pandemic. Yeah it's tough. How are you holding up? I am not a fan of the pandemic. I'LL BE HONEST. I'm doing okay but I don't like it and I look forward to it being over in. I don't know one to eighteen months against are the things that you've found in this weird circumstance that you weren't expecting to find in a certain way so much of what we were doing before doing on the Cape is in ways you know sort of what what I've been doing in the years past is partially what I'm doing now. I don't know that I've found I think that right now. There's just a certain unknown like you know will will things open up in two months in more. Will there be some treatments like will are hospitals. Like there's just so much uncertainty that I find that uncertainty with something that we had lived with for six years essentially I mean Katie had had cancer and then it went away through treatment and surgery and then it came back and when it came back it was terminal and her life expectancy was sort of two to five years and she lived for six. And we you know sort of lived month-to-month because we knew that you know that was about how much time it would take for things to you know if she switch treatments or if a treatment stop working you take a month or two kind of to see if the new treatment was working or not and we rarely plan things for more than a month in advance so so in that sense. I think one of the things you talked about this is that I did expect for there to be. You know this idea of figuring out how to deal with grief and how to you know help. Ali helped me. You know and then it's like now we're sort of in a similar situation where it's you know again sort of month-to-month except it's because of a pandemic do you have other family with us or just the two of you we have is on the Cape. Our our our nanny is is here and she's at home corentin with her daughter but but she comes and helps so I don't have any I mean there's family in Massachusetts but I'm it's basically are are sort of little bubble I mean even just just to have a person comes sometimes. It feels like a big difference to me. Having person come sometimes is is is incredible. It is yeah no it's It is great Yeah I think that you know if these energy of like this too dour way but yes probably get less our eventually just sort of ended up. Starting I don't know it's just GonNa be like people. Were like. The idea of people driving aimlessly in their cars being like I was already depressed like this is not helping. I met this interview. This was a comedy show. And don't you have one like what's one nice thing that's happened in? Nothing piece in there is none. No but I have been cooking a lot Because I'm not allowed to go anywhere because of the pandemic I mean I like cooking. I mean I've been I mean successfully Looking up local farms and I found one. Not Far Away that delivers so I've today. I got some sausage and chicken hearts in eggs. I'm not a lunatic But that's what they had but it so I'm doing fun. Projects.
"eugene mirman" Discussed on Keith and the Girl Comedy Talk Show
"My friends. I'll tell you that I'm monster. Once gifts is that I could still complain about about things. I just chose never to do it. Well it's in. It's in my contract with Keith. That he's allowed to complain when people step on his punchline so that's usually the after show have generate on the radio. You can step punchline in standup. No-one can step on your punch lines. That's what that's what made you even angrier. That's why I was like it's a black thing. Now I realize because you're just thinking radio are you. Are You bummed out that? There's no sports. No doubt that I can't go anywhere or the friends but I don't I mean I don't really follow sports. I'd rather there were sports because I think people would like it but not in the pandemic. I mean mostly. I'm bummed out that there is like a real failure on the part of a federal response But I'm listening to like the Massachusetts governor give updates. You're like Oh that's what like update would be like when someone tells you what's happening in what they're doing and how they're trying to make it better. That's that's how we feel about our our governor Governor Cuomo we feel like is is giving us good updates. This is what I need. This is what I can get. This is what I'm asking for Felt Good Yeah. Yes that feels so. They're they're feels like there's like a semblance of how we might come out of this. It's amazing how did know to test our governors at you know at the time like handsome amass and go quick. Put It on and you see if they can put it on. I feel that would be. I'd be more like quick. Can you organize quick testing sites in kidding nippy stars like I feel like somebody could help him with a mask and you would think you? I'd still rather you knew Tom. Brady left The Patriots join a tip. Or he was a free agent anyway and joined. Tampa Bay and Ron Gronkowski. His great tight end came out of retirement to join Tampa Bay. Yes I went to different. Isn't this breaking up with someone you're broken up. Don't worry about it. It's a pandemic will. They're together now the to get the same great team together on a whole new team Brady had the the whole time. That'll be something bright sort of life and now they're on an island waiting for sports to return right okay. We'll I guess we'll see what happens two years like you know. Why didn't we.
"eugene mirman" Discussed on Bertcast's Podcast
"Over. Yes but we met in New York. Yeah okay it was ever thought of moving to La. I mean in a sense. I'd say not really like meaning. I always kind of figured that I would stay in New York or potentially move back to Massachusetts We'd considered it in. You know it wouldn't have been possible but I think also like as she got sick. It seemed like that would no sense. It made much more sense to move on family But I in terms of a career like I. Could you know everything I wanted to do? I could do New York and now largely a lot of what I WANNA do. I can do in you know either. Somerville or here in Odd And so you know it's like I can recall. I record BOB's out of Boston from a studio we record in three cities at the same time where we're on live. We do a lot. Yeah so that's so we actually do it all together live. Yeah which is not a common way to make a TV show but it really so now who created who created that shows that Lauren Chard Bloomberg Chart. I keep I keep going back to John. Benjamin yes so. He's so he's I mean he's been in every project of Laurens Guy. Believe but Fascinating Dude. He's really really funny. But but like Lauren actually so when he created the show. We worked on this like eight minute demo for. I don't know two years or something like that like going to the studio recording and re recording and then like after literally like working on this thing for years learn collison was like it's been picked up like we're making at the time it was nine episodes may maybe thirteen. I forget And so we got picked up for a very small number of episodes and started. Started doing that. That's That's my daughter's My daughter loves it and I Y STI- sat down one day and I'm watching it and I go recognize these voices so I could go on and I'm like shut up. These are all the fucking comics. I Love Yeah. It's all largely stand ups. A lot of the guests often are to what was what were the projects you did the got away from you like meaning the ones that you did that your Goddamn it was so good and no one got it on. I mean the you know. I don't necessarily even look at it that way but You know I did a pilot for comedy central. That had a lot of really funny stuff that like it had become a TV show. I think would be. It would have been pretty funny on. Tv Show Do you feel like the industry has gotten you. I mean shirt meaning like even I get to make the things I make and then you know like I made a super weird album five years ago. But it's recoup so I don't know sure you know what I mean like. I feel like some of us some of us when we start you get put in a box of what they see you as and what and what they expect out of you and and and I always wondered like if you if you if guys like yourself John Benjamin Jon Glaser Dmitri. Get into a box of 'cause you are so original. You have forced into a box where you can't just bring in something. That is just really funny. It's gotta be like and then they all live in an eyebrow you know right well I feel like I do remember people very early on like in two thousand two thousand one being like. Oh you're funny but I have no idea what to do with you. But that's fine like they don't like everything ended up. You know so much like changed in terms of like the Internet and how much content there could be in the world and that you could make your own podcast again. I always found it easier to make my own things so it's not like I needed someone to be like okay. How can we make a show where you're like an off kilter neighbor? It's just more like now. I you know I am on various projects and a lot of it is also friends. Like Concorde's was that I met them in. They wrote me in as Eugene into their show and same with Glazer with somebody. Who was you know like a around doing a lot of stuff? And then when he made the show de located you know I played like a Hitman. This short little five minute demo and then it's sort of like developed in in the art of that show a lot of it. The whole time I watched song laser. Tell Their Story about his dad. I couldn't see his face because his hat gotta kept looking for a guy who the fuck is this. Yeah but yeah so so I think like I don't I mean yes people obviously get pigeonholed and I think if I was like auditioning for a lot of stuff in there was something I really really wanted. that I wasn't getting maybe that would be very frustrating. But like for me. I wanted to make the festival in a movie about it and I made pilots for stuff and wrote a book and done a lot of albums but I feel like a lot of the projects. I wanted to do disturbed projects I wanted to do with friends. And then if somebody wants the Caspian thing that sounds pretty good too but I also remember like doing you know you know being in New York. Doing stand up and being broken like doing auditioned for random. Sometimes it would work out like I was briefly in. I was in an episode of Third Watch. I think in the very first few years of being in New York and Like when I was I was temping still and then I got that But I remember doing some audition. It was like a commercial and audition was it was for some DVD game. That's how old it was a game that was on. Dvd's and the character. When I showed up when I looked at the sides the character was across. You're looking for a cross between Jack. Black and Robin Williams and I looked just like the musical genres endless characters. And I was just like this is like I can't believe I've taken like four hours or whatever it is delay. Come and be a part of this because there's just no version where this is. This is a terrible use of away from me to like make any money and so I think I and that was also coinciding with some of the things like touring stellar like doing shows where like when I went modest messin could make like a few hundred dollars a show like you know once once I could make enough to basically cover rent that. That was a big turning point for me. What was it like a Stella? By the way I was a huge fan of the state. Like Yeah I mean. Did you watch the state in College? I did I did. I watched the Collagen so when I started doing those shows and touring with them. That was incredible. That was silly. An eye toward a lot together. An e You know one of the producers of the movie and help guide US alive But yeah you met them. Were did you do you have? I get awestruck I get I get. I'm I'm starstruck by people. I can't help it. I am very now. I just did an interview Adam Sandler and I completely shut the bed like it really fucked it up but when you meet someone like the state and you're young and you just moved to New York and they and they like what you do. Dim was very very exciting. Yeah I remember that moment. Do you get off dig. It just depends I think largely fine I I sort of separate the two things but but but very excited I think it just depends. I don't yeah What's your favorite state? Sketch to remember. I I don't know if I remember like yeah I mean. I haven't seen it a very long time. But it was something I watched like religiously in college but that admittedly is I think like now. The mid nineties cod so far along it was like it was the first I would say. It was my. It was my introduction into comedy in that in that I did not. I did not find what comedy central was putting on Super Funny at the time a good. We'll the state was I think MTV than an was doing. Stand up at the time. And I didn't get that I didn't I didn't find found. Snl funny but it was like you know Sandler Farley. Of course I found the bunny. The state was the first thing where other people weren't laughing the room but I was dying and I understand why maybe they had a sketch about eating muppets. That was really funny. Oh yeah show me far away. That was like the scary. Muppet shows up the way quote every skates aid ever like he was like doing. What are we having for dinner tonight? Bill well we're having muppet wait. What muppet how do we get them up and he goes very easy? I'll show you. I'm having a hard time with my ABC's and in the window. Well I mean dude I it. Will it It was just one of those things and I met them. In Greece randomly We were backpacking through Europe. And I met David Wayne who to this day things. I played volleyball with him. I have no idea what he did with some guy that he played volleyball with. But man that guy left a dent on his psyche. He's like we'd lay volleyball together. Every fucking time of met David Wayne And then worked with Michael In Black Thomas landed and I I really haven't met many of them but worked with Jim Sharpe. Who was one of the? Epa's on that back in the day. And I just get down the Jim. Sharpe sent me like a whole catalogue of everything they had and I was like in fucking so what? Tell me about my other. Favorite one of my other favorite bucket bands modest mouse. What was it like touring with modest mouse? Will it was both? I mean you know it was. It was right before float on. It was like the tour preparing for slow down for like they. Were you know in a sense about the blow up It was open for them when I saw them. Did you open it? The was it at the Greek. No no no no so. This is probably before that like saying. It's like album hadn't released. We did something like eleven or twelve days in Florida and I usually have something like six or so. The shows were actually really fun. And then like three or four were higher than one or two.
"eugene mirman" Discussed on Bertcast's Podcast
"I'm curious I'm fascinated by what I will. I will call the alternative comedy scene. It's it is oddly. Enough is not the comedy I do. I would argue. I would argue. I would bury alsi but it's the comedy I enjoy watching. Probably I would say that to the passer by someone like say. I'LL SAY MY DAD. But my dad would just say funnies. Funny Bill. Burr is just as funny as say Jon Glaser. They're both the sterkel comics. But I think both you and I know that there is a difference. There is a the sort of. I think it's in a sense like music like in the sense of I mean you you lots of people like different genres of music but ultimately I kind of I mean I think the way it was always for me is. It's John Deadlines. I started in kind of the early date again. I was going to say it's like John. Prime versus Hank Williams Junior. Yeah versus a different like a psychedelic folk rock. I don't know that yeah. Yeah yeah matter like the idea that somebody was like. I only like ink. Floyd and if it's not in Floyd. I don't like it like that's crazy to me but I you know when I started doing comedy which was basically the early nineties You know a lot of liked like the like all the comedy clubs that existed in the eighties. I mean I was also just eighteen like you know a lot of them were winding down with only a handful surviving and I was in the sort of place in college and so I would just do stuff on stage and if it worked it became my act and if it didn't either change or got rid of it and sort of that ethos is what I kept doing. I mean instill do like where I'll just try thing and if it works great and if not whatever And so you know that to me is is what I think. A lot of people ended up. Doing you know in a lot of I think. A lot of people incorporate those things down I think if you also like go to like Edinburgh or go to the UK and places where like you know comic strip thousands and thousands of people. They do a lot of kind of stuff that's like not like solely you know. I guess jokes storytelling but still it's like even I'll do a lot of things that are like here's the setup. I wrote an angry letter and I bought an ad in a newspaper with my angry letter to town and fifty jokes. That I'm just I'm reading but it's fifty jokes in a row so like I don't know think of it as alternative or not. I don't think it matters much personally Like I think like Jim Gavin is just like an excellent standup was just like excellent jokes that he fits in just as much as anybody else. Same as burglar I think is A. I've said I saw him at the Tampa Improv. His Act doesn't change. Its stamp who they are. Yeah so I think it's just like at somebody's style. It's what they happen to be. I think you know maybe in the sort of transition of comedy clubs partially going away people moving more to theaters then spaces that are like you know mixed use than user music venues like. Yeah I guess I think at one point alternative sort of imply like implied spaces that are comedy clubs because his comedy clubs went out of business. People just had to find places to perform in ways to sort of relate In that kind of created a world and now. I think a lot of those people. Are you know as mainstream as anybody else? I think it's just like you know like Nirvana's a very popular band but people think of it as alternative music so whatever that is is like what you could say about any like Dmitry Martin or whatever a started started with Demetri. Martin made this same open together. Yeah how many clubby The it's So take me back to when you started. Because I didn't start until until I was twenty six forty seven now. I didn't start and then when I started I started in the art. Rooms like a salesroom. Surf reality. Yeah Luna collective unconscious like that's where I would. That's the only place I could ever get up and I really fucking bombed. I mean I was so bad and then and then. I got a job working the door at the Boston. Comedy Club and then kind of found my home. But we're curious because you've started at a very interesting time when before before me. Mid Nineties is when Janine was kind of coming up and like in Merrin night is already. I mean they were. I mean meaning like I was in college so I literally when I say started. I mean like I did a gun I mean. Know if there's a bringer shore and open mic like at a comedy club in Harvard Square and then I would perform it like coffee houses in college and you went to Emerson Right. I went to Hampshire College. I went to actually enter college where you could design your own major. So I designed a major of comedy and my like final project was a one hour. Stand up that I wrote and promoted and produced in you know like I faxed press releases. Two newspapers just did whatever I could to make it a thing and it and it worked out and I think that's where like a lot of the things I did. There are sort of ethos I took to a career of like trying to figure out you know always found it much easier to create my own space than try to break into what existed because all I really needed was an audience like all you just need. It is like forty people to show up to thing and you had a show. That's not is that the one of my best friends is a comedian Tom Saga and his his His his I remember being in a different path with him than him. Saying you don't need the club. You just need people to show up. Yeah I could not wrap my fucking head around that as I mean you could have either like I don't like a honestly however you make it in the ideal. Probably some version of boats is like what's fine. I mean my only goal was to do comedy in whatever way that's like a job full time and so the way I found it to be easier was to make my own things and to have my own shows and then you know and then doing some of those shows. Then through that I got a booking agent it was actually a music booking agent and so I did like a tour with modest mouse in Florida and that was not easy. Fucking live show. I've ever seen in my entire. Life is modest smells. I saw the greatest show. The greatest live show. I've ever fucking scene. I like to the point where I always said. What's your favorite live? Show do I so cold war kids and they suck so bad. They were a studio band. That did not move around onstage. All Sat Jerry's fucking modest. Mouse was so amazing. I WanNa talk to you about the band bubba is. You've opened my favorite bands ever but I want to go back to so so so when you started you started in college. What was your move to New York? What would I moved to Boston College? I went to Boston and then I did. Comedy there for a while and mean and Brendon Small Who did the show movies and met a lock lips? And that's also where I met Loren Bouchard who that doctor cats at the time and eventually made Bob's Burgers and before that Lucy daughter of the devil And so I moved to Boston and there you know I started doing. I started doing a weekly show like this place in Cambridge on Thursday nights at eleven pm. But it was. We did it for like nine. Ten eleven months and it was in a sense fairly successful but not as successful as eventually Like the the sort of Irish music show that replaced it but then I started comedy studio which at the time was in Harvard Square on the third floor of a Chinese restaurant and now in Somerville at like as its own club but I did a show there every week with Brendon. Small and Patrick Borelli Patrick now is a writer for for Fallon and has been for a long time So yeah we We we did that show and I you know there. I auditioned for Coenen several times over a period of years. And eventually there got like got a set on her own in. I did Aspen in two thousand. Maybe from from that from from Boston and Then I'd always kind of thought like maybe I'll get a job in New York and comedy and then I'll move in then. It became clearly. That is not a thing that would ever happen and then if. I really wanted to do comedy. I had to move to New York. Well New York early but I didn't really know La. And I'm not even sure if I might have just gotten a driver's license So I so yeah. I'm new to me then. I moved to New York after like three or four years in Boston. And where did you start going up in New York did you did you did you instinctually say let me find the places that are a tad bit offbeat or did you go fuck it Stand up New York I try I would do sets. I used to when I was in college. Good stand up New York to bring your shows That's where I first met Bobby. His Dale and eighty miles an exact Alvin akkas and I and I had read about Luna Lounge when I was still in college and went to see shows there and I would go to surf reality like I would take a trip from Boston. Like do a set. It surf reality like two or three ever. Whatever the hell it was you know and I would do those things that eventually when I first moved to Boston so when I moved to New York I had I had already done Conan an aspen. Which wasn't enough for anyone to like me but was enough to like maybe like do a set on some unraveling like sort of all chose that were pretty good and Patrick. Early had showed the Gershwin hotel and I would come and do that. It's not John. Is that the one where you had to walk up to five stairs in the back it was like a it was in the navy. It wasn't like a high flight but there was a hotel or hostel or something would like maybe like Lafrance. Kinsey get like from the French kids in there. And there's a yeah okay. Yes Oh so I would just do you know whatever I could in a way and then and then You know and then like through whatever. All those sorts of shows like I had a manager for a little while Marla Ratner who before she left management. She also worked with the Stella guys and I got onto their Fez show and then from that like toward with them a little bit and there were just like lots of little things where but all of it involved me trying to have like a ten minutes set that kills you know like I was trying to have a sad that you could you know like however weird or whatever it was no it was something that would essentially kill and then you could open for people or have a small spot on this show and do well. I'll tell you the three things that strike me right now and I think for anyone listening they should know. I've known who you are for probably fifteen eighteen years i. I don't think we've ever actually met an. We've never run into each other. But I've known who you are and and and I remember I.
"eugene mirman" Discussed on Bertcast's Podcast
"Hey guys brand new podcast. Today's podcast is with Eugene Merman. Eugene is a comedian Brooklyn a very talented comedian. He is the the one of the voices on Bob's Burgers. I we do not talk about that. So if you're tuning in to hear about that you've tuned into the wrong fucking podcast. I've known of Eugene. For a long time we run in very different scenes. He is more like the New York now now not even New York is. It's a really interesting story. I saw a post of his on line about a new documentary that he shot called it. Was it started as a joke and it was really fascinating out of the names in it. I were names are familiar with some of the minute. Demetri Martin Michael Showalter Bobcat Goldthwait Mike for big Leah. And some I didn't know Some some some are just like very famous comedians. That I was like Oh my God. Kristy Scholes fucking awesome and so I wanted to watch movie. I did not know what I was in store for. I tweeted immediately and said Hey. Where can I find this? And he sent me a link and he said you know you can find on Itunes so I bought it on itunes or watched it and I mean within the moment where I sent out that tweet which was probably a week ago to the moment I finished watching it. I will. I was stuck to the screen. It's an amazing movie. It is a very. It's a very funny movie. A documentary because it has all these fantastic stand ups doing stand up on a festival. Eugene put together at the Bell House in Brooklyn so you see a lot of comedy. But then you realize that the underlying tone of this specialist more about About Life Eugene's relationship with his wife and her battle with breast cancer and her battle with with cancer in general and the raising of their son. Ali I think his his name Oliver and about life and about being a person and about struggle. And it's amazing. Amazing fucking movie that I implore all you will laugh. And if you're like me you're gonNA cry and if you're like me you're GonNa Fall in love with you gene I hope you enjoy this interview And that's all I got to say. I hope you enjoy this interview. Ladies and gentlemen without further Ado Eugene. Merman is did I love..
"eugene mirman" Discussed on WTOP
"Tells us he didn't laugh much while watching it started as a joke but he was moved toward the end the movie takes a kind of a significant shift in tone it is all about Eugene Mirman who voices gene from the show and it's about the festival the kind of the cast of characters who keep coming back to it how would supported all the comedies they describe it in from that perspective it's mildly engaging the I don't think there's big last year I don't think there's really major insights but the particular documentary takes a turn it gets more personal and I want to reveal what happens but it really digs into Eugene's family life and I think in that perspective it's really touching and heartwarming and also shows just how humor can help so I think of that is appealing to you I would give it a try otherwise it's not a must see for sure but there is some poignancy to it that I didn't expect a different film all together the other Lamm creepy movie about a cult yeah you know this is haunting it's visually powerful it's almost like it's put you in a spell but it's not spell binding because the story doesn't really have a narrative poll you are following these characters were under the sway this gentlemen who it's hard to even say how he controls them so effortlessly but he does but one of the younger characters in the story starts to get aware of what's going on and maybe she's realizing Hey perhaps this isn't the right way to lead my life so you know there are horror elements here but it's not really for the horror crowd it's different it's engaging it really demands a lot of patience I didn't love the film but by the end I was intrigued by it so if that's a recommendation so be it I'm really on the fence about the other lamb we are so troubled right now with corona virus I don't know that a hard hit is best but maybe so the film is called shooting heroin an indie film tackling how drugs are infesting small town USA a big problem for sure Christian but I just don't know if diversion is the right word for this one yeah it seems like an interesting subject in most times of the maybe now it's a change of topic but it is an issue and you know I think a lot of Hollywood movies have attacked us from a single addict perspective which is understandable and very powerful to hear it's a small town in Pennsylvania where they're being bludgeoned by addiction they're losing loved ones and family members and a few local folks say well enough is enough it's the kind of movie where it's almost too with dishes taking on too much and some of the scenes feel a bit clunky but it also is very powerful Sherilyn Fenn we don't see a lot of from Twin Peaks fame she plays a mother who's lost two children to addiction and I thought even though her role is in huge it was really kind of caught me off guard in the best of ways so I think it's compelling it's interesting it's got some flaws some rough spots around the edges but I think between the noble purpose of the movie and some of the reveals here a rather interesting so I recommended Christian total of Hollywood in toto dot com on Skype he has lukewarm recommendations for it started as a joke and the other lamb his strongest recommendation for the weekend is for the film shooting heroin all are available on video on demand CNN newsroom anchor Brooke Baldwin revealed on Instagram today that she has tested positive for coronavirus Baldwin says she's doing the right things but the chills aches and a fever came on suddenly yesterday afternoon should be off the air for a while but she said she'll be back a week ago Baldwin's fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo disclosed that he had been diagnosed with covert nineteen he has continued to anchor his prime time program from home still ahead here on WTOP some of the latest.
"eugene mirman" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Kind of blended frog kind of juice. I just blew in my mask. Oh tired of this I'm I'm Rob Hall's. This is the first time I've ever done that. Greg I'm GonNa give you a thirty seven and Just go ahead and declare your winter Really I don't know why I play this game every time. I want to throw it in my mouth every time I do but I can't help it. I just got to be quick Donnie. Thanks for hold on. I really appreciate it but melted. Spatula and Dishwasher is not going to be crazy dentists with huge fall. Okay all right all right look. Yeah elicit he knows the hold up when to fold up and Jesse Years THIS CAT URINE BASE. We already had a liquefied cat so again. You're going to come in second to that crazy man but I appreciate you holding all these Minutes I really do Jesse. I no problem with silver medal built. Great Yeah Absolutely. Take a lot of pride that bronze but I cannot dentists. One blue cheese crap on a hot hibachi is more than this that the fifty one. I think I'd rather catch it. Not a a body the white. It's really up in your own mouth human infection smell. Okay calibrate dude. I'm just saying the plume of smoke. Remember obamacare the Uber. Check your attitude missing. Sorry because we're still in the trial phase of this whole news girl thing. Don't check out this Youtube Naysayers. The cat was fed nothing but blue cheese exclusively blue cheese homeless man's pus in your own vomit. And he's a white hot was probably dead. The plume of smoke came for all right. Okay there's only one also real. I really is to the yard homeless man Jelly Way to do this. Yeah all right. She say you know what you're going to feel guilty. Greg bumped up to fifty one. Thanks all right. Well Yeah thank you there. You Go back up here Seattle's always good So we'll come out there soon and now as you gene Merman hanging out with the guys back in two thousand eleven four seventy seven before we get to our next. WanNa remind you that corolla-class exhaust brought to you by Tommy. John that's.
"eugene mirman" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"There but it was fall. Yeah it was full of catches anyone throw up. That would scream. But that's not really the story. We all I kind of grew up with some kind of crazy animals. One of them picked up the the tool box and as we were running away. Rule it and I heard it hit behind me. And the back splash the berry coded my back Jelly old canes go throughout now and you might get a twenty six. It seriously doesn't seem to have affected. You know you landed on your feet forty years old and mom's spaceman top of the world. You might be thirty It says forty though anyway. Sorry did get Delaware though your from Delaware. Have you had an abortion You know what? There's a certain timber and a man's voice when it comes from a great state like Delaware and I always recognize it. Not many people could pick up the Delaware. It's very unique but I got it. So what are you doing? What are you doing for a living? I might well. I'm retired kind of like I'm on disability old sheriff. I've used the mechanic right Jewish story. I got my fingers caught than go to do it any more than they have been doing. The accounting bad ranch. I couldn't care. The point is is You'd saved up enough to move back. Your Mom's basement okay. Well you explained our next time she gives you a hard time nature and nurture bitch. Leave it up the My life if isis sounds like Miranda's boy. Hey maybe we can get you a guest spot. Bob's Burger okay. Yeah I don't work out of my life but that news groceries really really good. She's easy on the eyes as well. Thanks and Lotion in the past. Yeah thank you and thank your mom lowering my book down in the basket. So you're gonNA enjoy chapel loaded..
"eugene mirman" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"That's Promo Code Adam. Check them out. What do you got to lose months at half for free? We know you're GonNa love it and let's not add to the gridlock. All right a couple of things first off I brought something in. I don't know why but this fucking business it's such a pain in the ASS business I And we can ask Dr Bruce when he comes in here and we'll ask him about Methadone because This is going to get to one of the issues are at least have a question about My publicist linen. Alex have been bugging me. You Know How y you don't have the gays Nag. Get a lot of stuff. They get a free stuff right. Wait a minute AIDS is free. That's true but then it becomes costly. Okay that's that's wrong. That's wrong but the point is they get free stuff. They do a lot of bugging this. When are you going to do this when he got skin? This email like every three hours. Mtv Online once you do you know when Prince basically ounce a few weeks ago that the Internet was over and over you know yesterday's news so MTV wanted to do this thing. Which was the. I think let's see the five things that we're going to replace the Internet. Like what were we going to do to occupy ourselves without the Internet? Or how were we going to? What were you think I can name your top five? And they're all the same. Yes what are we going to do instead of US talking Internet right right so they just kept coming at me come on MTV Wednesday MTV online MTV. I've sort of busy. I'm not a good speller type. Like who gives a shit? I've got a bunch of other stuff going on with the tightness Type Person. Type two man so that kept coming at me and the typers great independent film. Sundance or lineas. The type.
"eugene mirman" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Good. I didn't coming did not So Rodney King's death. Report has been released he had. Pcp cocaine asked hall and marijuana. I rarely call. Don't speak anymore. Just don't I don't WanNa call you liar so you know the way I feel about the what a shot. Sorry but this is the truth. I was not prepared for this good in him. You're blinded here on the black community is a hero because he's run the fuck. Lapd high and basically a little domestic violence. And I got to talk to the black community and explain to them a few things I like. I'll I will show them a picture of like Rosa parks and Harriet. Tubman and Martin Luther King go no problem here. These these are heroes. And then I'll show him like Marion. Berry and Rodney King. Let's not rally behind the fuck ups. Everybody I know was marrying Barry. Was there I know you guys are the same color But let me give me an example. Neil Armstrong Charlie Manson is. Okay do not associate from La. We don't both from La area on board. Yeah we don't rally behind the guy with the swastika forehead now. Not all of them. Not all of them. You prefer Charles. Manson either way a hero era tangent. Did you know that there actually is a berry called the Marion Berry? Yes not on Portland. Yeah there was a whole plot about Marion. Berry pancakes which I thought was so funny. 'cause I but it was you know a reference to Marion Berry and actually texted Fred dropping. A Name Arnesen. And then he said Marion Berry's exists and that I felt stupid story freaked out and start calling you pitch and swing and at Ya. Yes he pops off who zero to insane just like that. I'm scared to be alone in a room and that's why I like them though buddies. Snl Saturday night live. And he's a pal. Yeah yeah not as good days. Yeah Oh yeah and another Another here on the black community. Does Barack Obama an black. It's true it could be Fred. No no he's not right now not ours. So king was according to the report in a state of drug and alcohol induced delirium at the time of his death in either fell or jumped into the swimming pool. Okay he'll be missed both the guys that drug attic and you feel bad for the guy but again it's It's not make a hero out of the guy for contrite. It was loaded and he was trying to outrun the LAPD and then he got the shit beat out of him which is not a good thing. Cops aren't supposed to do that but there's waste avoid it. You cannot get in trouble. Don't try to outrun them. That you'd wait. Boy that Laura keep moving on and you know talk about Don't make him a hero. That's all I'm saying and later on. I think he got busted for trying to run over. So it's like a prostitute or something he literally he got charged. He's been charged with tons of shit over the course of his criminal. He will be my top. He'll be missed sweet. Caroline has been banned from football game. Sing alongs at Penn State because the lyrics are considered inappropriate given everything that happened at Penn State and the list specifically lyrics touching me touching you and people are freaking out because this is a really old really old tradition that this is part of the Penn State Sangalang now. Unfortunately the song is stuck in my head ever since I read the story and I'm going insane. Yeah all right well first off. What do I remember being excited? When I I played the trumpet for one year. We to man really. Yeah just one year. Fifth Grade Say except my teeth these these big like buck. Ti Forget it. Fear they give you the fat kid the Tuba all trump but I try to like her outfit Scherer out autographs. My mother and father listened to her about but at Tijuana pass all the time. It's awesome. They gave me the trumpet. Yeah but I never do. Yeah you gotta get the lip down via right. I I was. I was devastated because I was in esther in ASENSIO'S CLASS. I remember in Seventh Grade Walter Reed. And all we did like beginning. Ban- it's like play the scales or something like he didn't do anything wasn't fun you know you wanted to play. You wanted to do my drop. No but I wanted to play. I WANNA play like the theme from Casino Royale and Shit like that you know. WanNa taxi and some. Yeah some cool herb Alpert. Yeah and all I was doing just playing these scales but for the big recital on sweet caroline and I was like. Oh Yeah. That's a swing and song now. Finally I'm going to get to stretch my my legs and out a little here and swing with this trumpet and the only part that you do with the trumpet in that. Song as you go done done Ever Done Dun Dun da. Da like just isolated my trumpet part. You have no all you notice guys going bump bump every twenty seconds or so. This is a bit with this thing in the world is that I'll tell you what. There is no spit valve etiquette. And it's. It's insane to me trumpet player. Like obviously if you're in someone's home and you just went on the floor the people you fuck you get that side of the Bat. There was a swift Bob points. I my daddy's play the trumpet and I had seen him with his buddies playing one guy. That'd be on the piano. They are going to be on a standard basis. Seventy you know burnt orange shag carpet. My Dad play clear out. Spell it out on the floor. It was like somebody shot a snot rocket. Just carpet GONNA do. It's like well. How about you gonNA fuck them little. Tunis Cam you got the trumpet. It's here it'd be like yeah. He just decided. Hey I'm done with this Tampon go. I've done that. Alison I haven't I have. Not but the other day tile carpet in traffic for like two hours and I thought oh I have an accident and I considered chain. Can I fix this problem in? The car didn't take didn't okay. So you just making that up but I did is. I stopped caring what I say on the show anymore. I did pull into my garage because basically the problem is when you stand up. You're fine as long as they're sitting when he stayed out. Gravity is makes you bitch so I took? I think thankfully I had a lot of paper towel in my car or not a lot. Actually just enough so I pulled in my garage and I hope no one can see me took paper town. I stuff that in my underwear waddled nine Afrim while I gotTa Tell Ya. Make a horrible woman because Just like a dude like shaving twice a week huge hassle for me like I look at it. Every time aftershave humanity this is such. I've got my period. I'd be a fucking mess and God knows a moody enough. I know what I would've done on that plane with that. Go thrown it. Oh God I would have kicked Dorn Pratt cheese pizza. I literally flew with a guy who now what do you do? Alicia question very honestly guys this next year and he takes his shoes off right so a lot of that is he stationed should but he's not wearing socks right a lot of that all right. Do you say something to the guy? No if I if I smell his feet up smell them. There was there. Was something happening just saying it was something happening and the dude has got a Sudan. But he wasn't wearing. Yeah that's the look and I again. We are what do you say? Listen we everyday's become casual Friday in this country like the guys just walking around flip in their shoes off. I've seen walking barefoot. You know through the security line at the airport now. You're walking barefoot just down the car threatening you. How comfortable can you people be with your own shit? You know I mean I guys just lasting. I just think there's gotta be something that someone could say. Maybe the students comes by because I was trying to flake because I didn't want to start. You know what I mean. Listen there should be unfortunately see we used to just have decorum and that was its own law. And at this point we need how they have A. They have the Bill of rights or whatever for the flyers. Now whatever it is now you. If you're sitting on the the tarmac for more than three hours you remember that whole debacle a few years ago to let you BUBBA Bubba they. We need one for fellow flyers in terms of like apparel like you can be barefoot but the shoes gotta stay on a kick off your asinine Guy Straight up. I went into the bathroom. You talked about the line of the bathroom. First Class of people coming through share and I went to the bathroom and the toilet paper still on the seat. Now there wasn't now I decided to like the guy wasn't a dumper dilly toilet. That's chick HEARN'S DUMP. Adelie off the hot dog. We gotTA dump it. This did try it with my elbows. Trying to get the PAP- I it's the funniest thing to me is. When they're out of the ask gaskets there so somebody makes their own Dak- pie the toilet seat liner and then it's like all right fantastic. You've protected your own your hero but you have to leave behind your handiwork. Saying what do you do? How do you need a fucking narcissist beat like first off? Isn't it weird embarrassing? You'll appreciate it is yeah to collected. I make Pinatas in my spare time and I use all this paper. I save tons and forced to sit down the toilet. Even everyone's always see the ass liner left on their where it's like really halfway in the toilet and the other half is out. That's right and then you do. I have to hit the guy. Yeah grab him or do something. Because I don't know what to do at that point I on with we need to. We need to start over with this nation and start telling kids first off. We need to get rid of all these fucking kids. It's not telling them they're the future and the one and and look just like the advertising luck can't advertise cigarettes on TV. They're bad for kids so they don't Advertising Coca Cola. What about Mr Bloomberg in New York? Don't advertise I als- these commercials for Reebok saying this is your world merges. Living in it and that should be banned too because it's room rather kids smoke than think this is their world. We're living in it because you owning the fucking world whether it's the under armour commercial at the Reebok Commercial Pepsi Commercial..
"eugene mirman" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Out of my mind. I don't know what just went on. Sure my father was an old Navy Guy Right. Perfect smoked cigarettes that smoked cigarettes. He's not here with US anymore but he looked at me for a second and he said go back to college. Yeah I was a bit and that and that and that was my first entree to Hollywood and and La. And I entered the Mr Southern California contest. Honestly couple months later came in second place guy. The beat me was on. Steroids share never took steroids. I read all the muscle magazines. Everybody said he'd eighteen and twenty four chickens a day and you could become America desecrated deliver tablets and shit that back. Then I collect a lot but would become mister America but I gotta say I love fitness. I love working out. I don't know about you growing up but there was not a lot of people that really supported me in in my dream. Especially your friends that look. You said Your Best Jake not going to become a bodybuilder over six months. They'll point of your friends. Oh imagine me. I'm telling my friends the I'm GonNa go take a grounding class. They're like what the fuck is are growling and I'm like it's you know you make up stuff. How much they pay. No no you pay them. Hold on a second ted. Come here tell them what you told me you pay him to make you pay them there. Make Shit Up. That's that's fun. Have Fun with the groundhogs class over the left though added shitty apartments now and then but yes but sometimes no one but sometimes the people closest to you are the ones who would have asked the right and I remember those. Those are all of. Them's right of friends telling me you'll be home in six months and when I came in second place in that context I was pretty I was I was pretty sure. I thought I'm not taking steroids. you know. There's something wrong with that picture. But what am I going to do? And Fortunately Right Place Right. Time was the first guy to really do personal fitness training And sort of made it in occupations and parlayed the famous by Association. The people who are training right travel with them. And you know who did you? Who who are I mean? It's a WHO's who right? Well I trained I trained Harrison Ford and Spielberg and Priscilla Presley. Bette Midler for down out in Beverly Hills riots people places and and films like that and I just I got to hang with these people but more importantly I got to know him and it was like with with all due respect. They're fantastic talented people. But they ain't no different than you and me Ravioli differences. They had a dream and they never took no for an answer. And it's a great deal for you because you get to travel with them. Go on set with them and you do what you love to do. But you don't really have the pressures of you know memorizing the scrapped stuff. You can eat which I mean you can't eat like I mean you're working out you and they're kind of look for that one brief. It's it's a weird thing like look you know. I if you're Bill Gates and a COP pulls you over works for San Bernardino. And He's twenty four years old for that twelve minutes. He's the boss. That's right for that little moment in time. That twenty four year old guy who dropped out of junior college as working for the San Bernardino. Pd Bill Gates saying yes sir site to save due at the parking garage. Who tells me it's full? You pull always says when you have a trainer Harrison Ford or whatever spill may biggest guys in the world but for the for the hour and a half there with you or whatever with your their boss telling them what to do and and they're trying to impress you. That's they're trying. They don't want you to go come on. We had a great it was. It was amazing. It was one of those. I never imagined that that would ever be but to be able to hang with those kinds of guys and learn from them and see what success is all about and you just opens your eyes to it. You know we go to movies we watch. Tv You know people listening to you and see. How does he do that? What are you? How could I do that? And when you hang and you understand it you see that it just takes passionate takes a lot of belief in yourself and it takes it takes patients to ask Danny and guessing balls and he also taking a shot also figure out one of the things I figured out is. I should be hanging with these guys and not my asshole buddies from the valley even though I get to be the head. Honcho with my douchebag friends from the foul as well you had rather be low man on the totem pole and learn something. But I'll tell you and when you do it's a great experience and like in life you look. What's the worst that's going to happen to you? Is We title the book? Take a shot. If you don't take a shot life right if you have an idea dream you've got a lot of people got millions of people. Listen to this podcast every single day. Who Laugh who who are entertained by. What's don't do y'all laugh. Yeah but listen. There's a lot of people bright. You should check it out. A lot of people laugh at this. She's taking shot by the way and you can find out. Is there a link on our page? You can get it on Amazon by the way the take shot Jake's book and again if you're going to Amazon Dot Com and Click on the banner and Show some love for Jake and show little love for the pirate ship Was a nice read on that one that that was a nice dark. In the firming reaffirming part of read a talking about the heart that that I that Nice presentation was great. It was good the stance with one earlier so much The one earlier the first part of the show go to my PC. That was. I mean. Honestly I'm just telling you I've just room for me. I'm just saying you know like I need it for you. And then you know next time I just say a little more. You know you and there you WanNa talk about it. I started mailed that one in a little now I could put more in math. I mean it would. It would be better especially since these. You know these are on the right. We gotta voice here where you can try that some point. Why don't we doing news story too and we can talk about take a shot and then you just talk much about the book. It'd be quote. Yeah well the book listen you. You're selling the book by selling yourself on the show. I know that's great. You're knowing that you're bringing engaging on the show outstanding. Wow oh I see. I see my favorite sliver ever. The one exercise. That's why did you consider scratch and sniff which picture. Wow do that enough scratching and Alyssa. What would you expect from a scratch and sniff just great to get a female perspective on that? Honestly your pictures are not necessarily conducive to scratch. It might be like. I don't know men's yet. Well I mean is it great. Shot at John Kennedy. Jr. In then yeah right and Daveramsey Swing magazine which I almost wrote for many years away Do you know that that's the reason why I don't? I started Major League Lacrosse. I read an article in Swing magazine David Lawrence magazine about this kid. Dave for the swing vote. I think the magazine I forgot how long it was around. Only a handful of one and a half years. It was about four issues. Wait a second alison. Come on the only me now. I'm I'm looking at the bill. That's so you almost wrote for them. Yeah I met the editor at South by southwest. We talked about me doing a story for them and then they were gone older. We gotta do a whole podcast. This is amazing. Swig magazine was the reason. Why Launch Major League Lacrosse reading an article about this kid? Dave Marr. Who started a company Cold Warrior Lacrosse in his dorm? Room press doesn't exist anymore. No well the magazine doesn't by David. Lawrence does and Polo does and Dave Morrow is a wealthy guy me his brand warriors now a global brand and it is and Major League Lacrosse. We just finished twelfth season crowned champion. Yesterday who Austin Chesapeake Bay. Hawks beat the Denver outlaws. Sixteen six. Do you have money on the game. I think parlayed digit parlayed it with some sort of Olympic Shit. God Damn it. I gotTA talk to cousins. Listen Diet Coke. Let's do some news and Jake you jump in and crash you. I shall you the news. With Alison Rosen. She reads the news from her pets times bad. And when it's time to wrap it up with it because it's Neil Armstrong died over the weekend. He was eighty two. He died after complications from open heart surgery which I have to say it has got to be the worst because you had the surgery. You think you're fine or your family thinks you're fine him. You're not and then. They always do that thing where they're like. Well should he too old for and I guess you get your answer. That my little son Luke. My youngest guy did a book report on Mr Armstrong. Yeah we're wearing that. You didn't know that the news would you do that? Nec's Co feeling and in Boston. And when this news came about Luke Steinfeld gave us a little backstory on Neil Armstrong and it was pretty interesting to hear a little guy what they were. I what those guys were doing back then was insane. I mean now it's like hey we're we'll throw up a teacher something on the shuttle and it's fairly close up every once in a while but these guys were getting into tin cans fly before he was driving. Yeah I don't know if he's a test pilot are fighter jock or both but these guys were dare-devils Major. They didn't they know. You know like when Chuck yeager broke the sound barrier. Most people thought you might disintegrate or just go into some all you know wormhole or something they didn't I one of the guys. I don't know if it's Haviland or one of that one of the guys from out of England they're obsessed with speed in England and he was the son of one of the one of the aircraft manufacturers World War Two tried to break the sound barrier by putting his plane into a dive and literally just going straight down and the plane yourself destroy it just fell apart and the guy died So they didn't know a lot of this stuff like imagine. If you're getting like right well speaking of how dangerous it was. Nixon had a speech written for him in work case. It's in. The event of moon disastrous was on buzzfeed today. And I got one too. I mean if I get busted cheating. It's the different speak to have it pre prepared. It's good to always have that chain window. It is all in the. It's all in the tax but I do. Is I leave a space for the dates and the Times girl's name relationship heating going. Wow my stomach rolls. Yeah this is. What does speech have said? Yeah I do. Fate has ordained the men who went to the moon to explore on peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace and it goes on and then there's even instructions at the bottom that say prior to the president's statement the president should telephone each of the widows to be and then after the statement of all sorts of instruction so they were ready for this whole thing to not go so well and not be a giant leap for mankind. Yup I'm going to be a horrible president because I'd be delighted to like. Isn't this kind of why we have the vice-president why don't have to drop off all the bomber news outlet agnew talk for a while or whoever? She's walking over there. Come on and Palmer. I'm people by the way it goes. Well I'll talk about that stuff doesn't work vice president the number two. He'd be more than happy to do it. He invited me. He's a little more presidential anyway. I'm going to be like memory. He'll commit to memory. Just read enough. 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"eugene mirman" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Rows with my dad. So so you you go out to California. Nineteen nineteen years old with with the goal to become Mr America. Do you go right down to Venice right down to Venice beach man and I have to tell you man I to be honest. I only had an apartment in northridge because my parents knew some friends sure who lived in North Ridge and they said it's the valley the okay great the valley you know that's test and I used to drive over the hill. There's a true story to muscle beach to golds gym and this one. This one crazy moment happened to me. I'm coming back this one day. I stopped at this place called Say My drugstore in Encino and a woman stops me and says can I ask you question? I said yes. Sure she said. Have you ever heard of the group? The village people I said. Well Yeah you know. I'm more of a JETRO tall guy but I noticed she said. Have you ever heard of this macho man? I said Yeah heard on the radio all the time she goes. You know what you are the Macho Man. I said well very much. You know now woman as you're so behind me on the airplane today just all right. This nineteen seventy seven one thousand nine hundred seventy eight right. I had the mustache. Had The you know the extra small baby gap T. shirt on and the tight shorts. Every muscle had what year we talk. This is nine hundred. Seventy eight right. So this is right before after pumping iron is right after pump right at our life. That's it I mean that to me is gone with the wind right. You got to be said. The movies gone with the wind. It's amazing Arnold I in Colombo right now and the whole exact Rhino uconn going back in time. A fist feels great hall.
"eugene mirman" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Swing and seven better. Why still standing? Listen stutter is one of those things you get you get tight you get tired. The words get jumbled up but it's but did the confidence of having the physique help with hundred percent a hundred percent so you know my goal immediately was to become Mr America. There's not a lot of Jews who there's not a muscular now. Mostly now come on talk mostly Mister Universe not Mister America. But you're right you're right point one hundred percent one hundred except my grandma believed. She believed me and believe that you know. If that's a dream you WANNA pursue. My parents thought I was Outta my mind. You know and they said you gotta go to college so I was literally upstate New York Portland. Where you know. It's not to use it to walk around the golem posing trunks in eighteen inches of snow right. I immediately said this is. I've got to go to California. I was playing Lacrosse. I got into school to play the sport of Lacrosse and I had that sort of another moment where I picked up the phone and call my my mom. My mom was calling me every day. House Policy House English. You know every Jewish mother does and I said probably took a deep breath. I'm going to go to California to become a bodybuilder silence on the phone dream of Herbie Hewish mother got the phone and talk to your kid put my head in the oven and I remember the moment. Drive getting in that bus from upstate. New York coming back to Baldwin Long Island What is Your Dad? Do for a living. He's he sold insurance. He was sold insurance. Oh cosmetics he was. He was a salesman rows with my dad. So so you you go out to California. Nineteen nineteen years old with with the goal to become Mr America. Do you go right down to Venice right down to Venice beach man and I have to tell you man I to be honest. I only had an apartment in northridge because my parents knew some friends.
"eugene mirman" Discussed on Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano
"At fidelity with the cell the money and and I used to answer their phones. But I'd answer them in my movie phone voice so it'd be like welcome to fidelity this is Eugene Merman. How can I help you? You and I heard this woman. Go another machine I went. I am not a machine who's like robots are all all that was Eugene Merman and Demetri Martin and I'm Nicole Boys and I'm sitting here today with the community who just recorded his half hour and it aired on comedy central you can catch it on. CCA DOT COM or the APP. It's Joe Joe. How're you doing hi? I'm good thanks for every. Oh of course thank you so much Your your half hour thank you so much Loved all the jokes So glad that's what you love to Alphabets love. Those was Mixed extolled jokes The the Catholic bits about Catholics seeing the precinct. I think I heard you do it like two years ago or a a year ago in New York or something like that. You'd be like commutes. You should know or like one of the. Yeah I I recall being here like two years ago and Kona Stop Thinking about uh until now and then I heard it again and I was like. Oh my gosh. This is one of my favorite books of all time. Thank you so much I mean it is my opener. It's my opening joke for the reason it really. The crowd loves it. Yeah I think it hits deep with all the all the Catholics and then even use them. Yeah right especially your Catholic. It's like Oh oh yeah and then also I have found. You know I've done audiences that are not not. Yeah like it's not like everyone in my. The audience is a majority Catholic. I think there is a recognition both because a lot of faiths have similar things a- and also people who aren't Catholic sometimes like. Oh Yeah I've been to a Catholic Church before whether it's for a wedding or a funeral or you know just wind up at a church sometimes into a room and that's yes right that common experience. I mean that that is something that if you've been to a Catholic Church that is probably something you have noticed yes and happens so often so it really hits home. It's a very very very well crafted joke. Thank you so much. I got heckled in the middle of it really yes. I didn't see that far the expertly cut it out. You really cannot tell. Aw but I had I did not want to like deal with a heckler and have that be in the special so I just went back to a point before it and then picked picked it up. Wow Yeah how is the Qasr response to that. I mean were they on your side as far as cler. Okay for sure I mean it was an angry mob. I know it was was just really confusing. An I a was almost stunned. A little bit Because they're at a taping and it's very at this happen and I and Sir Schaffer head recorded right before me Also got heckled so the audience had experienced someone heckling And then being being admonished for it and then like and then they all forgot or like this one person forgot and then let shows to heckle after Sarah had been very specific specific and direct with this person in the audience. I don't fucking do this. Did it again. Yeah that's crazy. Yeah what What position Asian does you record your every in the middle of the group or towards it was I first night first night first night second show second comics so I was the fourth one into record? Okay twelve out of twelve years famously. Twelve a dozen maybe comedy central doesn't What was the process like Working up to that like were you doing half are set as often as you could were you kind of piecing it together or have been working on that material yeah So Oh I mean I had sent in my tape at December twenty seven teen. Okay yeah so and before then I had been very fortunate Beth staling took me out For some road gigs. Okay cool so I had been doing sets that were about that length okay and then drew. Michael did the same thing. So I was very fortunate to have Friends who were headlining could bring me along. I mean and it wasn't even to say like okay. Get your half hour ready. It was just. It happened to go that way right where I was doing. These longer sets so I had put A longer set together because I I mean I live in Los Angeles where longer sets are hard to come by us. Yes So celebrity dropping to work around in there. Yeah it's it's showcases. Its you barely doing longer than ten minutes. Sure So to be able to have uh leading up to that some opportunities to Come up with a longer set and figure out how the jokes that had worked together as full peace and and then leading up to the special. I was traveling. I had to get out of L. A. in order to run the material and so I did Austin in San Francisco Denver Denver. I think it was the week before so I was like I was really getting it into Fighting shape yeah. Yeah yeah that's great. Yeah do you have a preferred amount of time to perform. Do you have like what's your ideal spot. Yeah I mean I think one minute yeah twenty minutes is like no one should do comedy live in twenty minutes. I kind of feel that way it. Just it's like it's just enough. I do headlining sets but I I think I try to really mix it up when I do a longer. Said Yeah like with different types types of things and like oh video component or like I have kind of sketchy type thing that I've been doing. Okay it's an I can do wooded any club but it definitely feels different from stand up and he was like. Yeah I I think the way I like to approach it to keep. The audience is an audience. And I've seen a few comics in the last comic is doing forty-five fucking it's like often than it is great but also it doesn't always have to just be a headlining citizens just stand up right. That's why I think these half hours. I mean. It's the perfect it. It's such a digestible amount of berry. Right which gives you enough. It gives you like enough to understand like you really get inside. Likud's person is are you. It ends like very cleanly mind that they're very satisfying. Yeah it's not too short. It's exactly that and you get a sense of them but it's not doesn't overstates as welcome so you talked about doing sketch and stuff on stage. Yeah some some you might say And I actually we ve been watching those thirty one for thirty videos that you do so joe released thirty one videos on your thirty first birthday which you just had another birthday right. Do you want the secret real seek. It was not released my birthday and I never said it. Oh Oh but I the thing is everyone. You're not alone. Everyone believes that it came out on my back. Just like I mean the branding of it is not great like it makes. It seem like I turned thirty. One thirty one videos. The reality is and the the the narrative I tried to push which drew was when I turned thirty one. I decided decided to make thirty one video. Any really someone when they were done and some birthdays in May. So you're not a Scorpio. No I'm a Taurus. That's that's it's very good to hear this but yeah I mean it was just hard. I just stop correcting people. Because it's just like it. The distinction is who gives a shit. Right right yeah well. Okay exclusive for the beginning. I tried to like be clear but who cares okay. I'm fine with the clean gene aspect of like thirty one videos on your thirty first birthday. Yeah it's very it's palatable to the audience what was the thought behind Doing that thirty one videos. Yeah so it kind of came out of this thing. I would do every year. which around the holidays when I would be home In Board and my parents house is would tweet three hundred times in one day and I would originally when I did it. I was like missile. Be Funny let's see how many followers I lose okay. And he gained followers sick. Yes it will. I mean it was not originally but like well awesome twitter. Yes exactly for life for hours in a sense cheeses yes much like our learn savior who had many followers and solicitous say the Catholic condition of this so every year it became a an annual thing. And I I would gain followers and it kind of became took a longtime longtime. Do all it would. It would take a tire day and into the night And it kind of became a little bit of in event like a stunt right people could People people could check in and see like okay. How many has he done? What's he tweeting now number them? I would not but occasionally like halfway through or you know this is tweet two hundred eight or there's certain benchmarks right would I'd say unhealthy. Yeah and it was the thing like people would check in on and it was And so I took that mentality of like making a day. You sure the event the stunt that seemed to work and how do I take an like putting out a lot of content. How do I take that and improve on it to me? It was like okay. Well what if it's videos. Instead of you know stupid tweets often bad too. It's what if I put time into making videos. It was and then release a bunch of those okay and then I tried to think of like okay. What's a manageable but impressive number that I could do and then I thought of of my age And then yeah and I. It's just a thing of like it's very hard to get anyone to pay attention to videos online and and so making a stunt out of it is one way to for people to perk up into Come across as like okay. What's something that like at the very least because the people were like weirdly impressed by the tweets and like I was just over the tweets about jokes just to just stupid jokes jokes But an impressive amount like I don't even think that many words in it I know truly Me Too often often Loda Regis writing like all day or were you like living your day. Here's a tweet. Oh I was like on car writers or if it's if it's three hundred in a day it's like tweeted out you gotta get another one out in a minute. Like there's it's it's it's it's really hunkering down Hunkering down home That's exactly and it's like this can be something I can easily do at home But yeah that got it is impressive and so it's kind of mentality of like okay. You can put out a sketch and it can be good but that's not going to be enough for people to pay attention to break it out but when people start to get like impressed by something that is sometimes enough to attract attention. Sure sure I think I remember one time. I tweeted all the the lyrics to breathe two am by an-and Alec And lost me followers. Maybe if I just did that three hundred times and then now we're A lot of jokes have to do with Speaking of of lyrics segue With music stuff. I mean you got the the Catholic jokes the jokes about being a rock and roll fan philly accents. It's maybe a song of their own Pittsburgh Pittsburgh sister home. So sorry after Are you a musician. Do you like music and I do. I Love Music I play guitar. I have. I have my own podcast about the rock and Roll Hall of Fame Really. Yes and your favorites from or who's your favorite person in rock and Roll Berliner Bono Yeah but Ah Yeah and high school. Yeah Yeah Yeah. They're great they're they're they're induction is is particularly Exciting good in exciting fighting when they were inducted in two thousand fourteen and Dave Grohl and Joan Jett yeah played all my full band. I mean it's Pats Mirror Grohl in Nova Celik and they play four songs and each song is a different singer is different woman..
"eugene mirman" Discussed on KELO
"Weather patterns making people sick making people feel horrible there there's barely a word barely a word about how the large hadron collider at cern creates a massive gravitational pull on the earth the cern collider is composed of some nine thousand six hundred super magnets which are one hundred thousand times more powerful than the gravitational pull on this planet hit fires protons around a circle track at a mine boggling speed now it may require mental gymnastics to wrap wounds brain a brown what's exactly going on at cern but serb scientists are tempting to achieve this well but they're trying to do in the tunnel and the underground lab with the average layman probably wouldn't understand and i don't know if i understand it fully but this experiment these experiments that they're doing made me rot with unforeseeable pitfalls in fact physicist stephen hawking he said this he said quote but god particle found by cern could destroy the universe hawking wrote in the preface of a book called star us the collection of lectures by signing this he said the higgs boatswain could could become unstable a very high energy level and have the potential to trigger a catastrophic vacuum decayed which would cost space and time to collapse and we would not have any warning to the dangers now hawking is not the only voice in the scientific wilderness predicting possible catastrophe if certain continues in the atomic fastlane which they're doing right now astrophysicists neil degrasse tyson's told eugene mirman on the star talk show he have talk radio program startalk radio he said that the experiment at cern could literally caused the planet to explode now it's obvious that all these things are interconnected upon this earth whether we want to believe it or not that is well i mean evident as both animal and human behavior change because of changes in the magnetic field and toxins via being violent everyone's gonna blame it on climate change after projeh virginia climate you blame it on you the human beings are why.
"eugene mirman" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"Large hadron collider at cern creates a massive gravitational pull on the earth the cern collider is composed of some nine thousand six hundred super magnets which are one hundred thousand times more powerful then the gravitational pull on this planet it fires protons around a circle track at a mindboggling speed now it may require some mental gymnastics to wrap woods brain a brown what's exactly going on at cern but certain scientists are attempting to achieve this well but they're trying to do in the tunnel and the underground lab with the average layman probably will understand and i don't know if i understand it fully but this experiment these experiments that they're doing maybe rot with unforeseeable pitfalls in fact physicist stephen hawking he said this he said quote but god particle found by cern could destroy the universe hawking wrote in the preface of a book called star us the collection of lectures by signing does he said the higgs boasted could become unstable a very high energy level and have the potential to trigger a catastrophic vacuum decayed which would cost space and time to collapse and we would not have any warning to the dangers now hawking is not the only voice in the scientific wilderness predicting possible catastrophe he of certain continues in the atomic fastlane which they're doing right now astrophysicists neil degrasse tyson's told eugene mirman on the star talk show we have talk radio program startalk radio he said that the experiment at cern could literally caused the planet to explode now it's obvious that all these things are interconnected upon this earth whether we want to believe.