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Jan. 6 panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers
"The the the the house house house house panel panel panel panel investigating investigating investigating investigating last last last last year's year's year's year's capital capital capital capital riot riot riot riot has has has has issued issued issued issued subpoenas subpoenas subpoenas subpoenas to to to to five five five five colleagues colleagues colleagues colleagues including including including including the the the the house's house's house's house's Republican Republican Republican Republican leader leader leader leader it's it's it's it's an an an an extraordinary extraordinary extraordinary extraordinary step step step step with with with with little little little little precedent precedent precedent precedent subpoenas subpoenas subpoenas subpoenas for for for for five five five five sitting sitting sitting sitting members members members members of of of of Congress Congress Congress Congress including including including including house house house house GOP GOP GOP GOP chief chief chief chief Kevin Kevin Kevin Kevin McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy investigators investigators investigators investigators have have have have been been been been looking looking looking looking into into into into his his his his conversations conversations conversations conversations with with with with then then then then president president president president trump trump trump trump as as as as the the the the riot riot riot riot unfolded unfolded unfolded unfolded less less less less than than than than a a a a week week week week after after after after the the the the insurrection insurrection insurrection insurrection McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy had had had had said said said said trump trump trump trump bared bared bared bared some some some some responsibility responsibility responsibility responsibility he he he he should should should should have have have have immediately immediately immediately immediately denounced denounced denounced denounced the the the the mob mob mob mob when when when when he he he he saw saw saw saw what what what what was was was was unfolding unfolding unfolding unfolding the the the the panel panel panel panel wants wants wants wants to to to to know know know know about about about about McCarthy's McCarthy's McCarthy's McCarthy's talks talks talks talks with with with with trump trump trump trump before before before before during during during during and and and and after after after after the the the the riot riot riot riot along along along along with with with with the the the the details details details details on on on on meetings meetings meetings meetings the the the the four four four four other other other other subpoenaed subpoenaed subpoenaed subpoenaed lawbreakers lawbreakers lawbreakers lawbreakers had had had had with with with with the the the the White White White White House House House House and and and and the the the the big big big big smoke smoke smoke smoke Brooks Brooks Brooks Brooks Jim Jim Jim Jim Jordan Jordan Jordan Jordan and and and and Scott Scott Scott Scott Perry Perry Perry Perry the the the the subpoenas subpoenas subpoenas subpoenas come come come come as as as as the the the the committee committee committee committee prepares prepares prepares prepares for for for for public public public public hearings hearings hearings hearings this this this this summer summer summer summer Sager Sager Sager Sager make make make make Connie Connie Connie Connie at at at at the the the the White White White White House House House House
Share Dan Bongino's Facebook Post About '2000 Mules'
"So I put a post up yesterday About here's exactly how it reads I'm going to share the link to this post right now more options copy I put a post up on fake book The media fact checker panic over 2000 mules is hard evidence that the information in the movie destroys their 2020 election narrative You'll never look at the 2020 election the same way again after seeing this movie Watch here And it's a link to the 2000 2000 mules locals dot com The bill McCarthy that piece of garbage filth grotesque horrible horrendous evil spawn to humankind who is already lied about me Lied about me in a fact check about my show on Fox News This disgusting piece of garbage Who has lied and I caught him lying because he works for a leftist outlet that doesn't want you to see this movie They went to my page on a post where I posted what's obviously is true Obviously it's true that this is destroying their narrative and they're trying to prevent you from seeing this post Now I'm going to put it out Okay you know what we're going to make please share please I'm going to make this easy I'm going to actually do it on Twitter and truth here just to make sure it gets out Please share Sorry folks but we got to do this live on the air My Facebook page is under attack by the fact checkers Sorry Jim but we got to do this This is important Fact checkers Over 2000 meals I'm putting this out right now on both truth and on Twitter I'm going to put the link to the Facebook page I need you to go and share this right
Fact Checkers Are Censoring People From Watching '2000 Mules'
"The movie is 2000 mules It's at 2000 mules locals dot com I need everybody to go and watch it And I need everyone to go to Twitter truth and parlor and share that link that Facebook link and everybody spread it around right now I'm going to go to war with these people over this Now they had first use what they did Here's how these pieces of work Because the fact checkers like this dip wad piece of filth Bill McCarthy This uneducated moron with his Denny's certificate and folks listen if this isn't for you to now Because you have no idea what's happening behind the scenes all weekend My entire weekend was spent fighting people who want to make sure you never see this movie I don't make money from this movie I didn't produce it Dinesh did But I damn WellCare about our elections in the future of this country And I'm telling you they have everyone working behind the scenes threatening anyone who will listen about trying to pull this movie down So the fact checkers because they can't refute the evidence in the film And they can't declare it false First they had it labeled flawed which is not a fact check That's an opinion And now because flawed just so you understand how this works on fake book This is how these scumbags work If they put in flawed and missing context it'll put a notice on the post on Facebook flawed missing context to make it seem like it's wrong but it won't stop the distribution But if they make it partly false which they just changed it to it'll stop people they think from sharing it
Dan Bongino Dedicates Today's Show to '2000 Mules' & Bill McCarthy
"Just to make sure I stick it to these leftist fake book fact checker goon scumbags this entire segment I was gonna stop talking about 2000 mules You know what today's gonna be it now we're doing the whole show How does that sound That's what we're gonna do Jim This is gonna be now an entire show in front of 8 and a half million people about 2000 mules If you guys how does that sound You like that You like that I was gonna do an hour block but now we're gonna do the whole show How does that sound Bill McCarthy Bill McCarthy has a distribution of about 20 people Again whose parents every day must be horrified to have spawned such a dip wad who's attacking my page through PolitiFact over an article about 2000 mules he suggesting geo tracking is inaccurate That 2000 meals they don't know How do they know where the cell phones went Gee I don't know it's The New York Times who wrote an article about precision tracking using cell phones Bill I got to tell you man this is going to be the worst day of your life because now you and fake book for the rest of the week I'm going to make sure you guys pay like you have no idea Whatever you thought you get out of this now what did we get What if 2000 meals make this Rumble just put something out Maybe like a $1 million this weekend in sales Now I'm going to make a million bucks He did they put that out Now I'm going to make sure bill that we get double and triple the people that go and see the movie 2000 mules dot locals dot com Now we're going to do the whole show This show is dedicated to Bill McCarthy
Why the WHCD Is a Waste of Time
"Were you at The White House correspondents association dinner on Saturday night? I was not now. I won neither. I wasn't invited. I went 6 years ago and said, this is really, this is the regime. This is the gathering in of the over class. And I'm using that advisory. It's just the permanent government. I don't think it's a deep state, like turkey has or like Russia has. I think it's an over class. And they get together once a year and they celebrate their over a class Ness. And it's not very classy, but it is dominant. You did not hear much about the founding values that you would see held up at restoring America. So my question is, who is going to write for restoring America? 'cause you can't to go to that dinner is almost to take you off of Tom Rogan's radar, I think. Well, you know, obviously, I think one of the issues here, you know, people like to go work with some are examiner, racist, of course. There are some great reporters, but that group in Kellerman, I think, look at The White House press briefing room, right? That it does pervade. So we're showing America it is a work in progress. What we want to do is just build up some of the top thinkers in conservative thought, both on the kind of think tank side, but in media. We've had politicians already senator Rubio's written for us and Andy McCarthy, I hope, is going to be starting writing for us a Deborah so on some of the social policy areas. John Bolton, got a piece. So really what we want to do is just try to attract these thinkers and say to them, what are my key pictures is I can pay, I can pay people to do it, which they deserve for their time. And secondly, I'm not going to edit you and my colleagues are not going to edit you excessively. We want you to make a robust argument and feel free to kind of run with it. Again, because what is the central plank over restoring America as idea? Free debate, dialog discussion,
Mainstream Meeting Is Obsessed Over Leaked Kevin McCarthy Tape
"Thing the mainstream media is obsessed with these days, if you look over at MSNBC or CNN, and I did, big mistake. They are fixated on this audio tape and a book by a couple of New York Times reporters hoping to continue to stir and spotlight divisiveness among the Republicans because Kevin McCarthy was on the phone with Liz Cheney two days after January 6th. And Kevin McCarthy on tape said he was going to suggest that president Trump resign. Which is, of course, absurd. He had a few days left in his presidency as my friend Mark likes to say, January 6th, 8 some people's brains. Some people became consumed with confusion, lack of focus, and you know, we've seen the images of legislators with gas masks on hiding under tables in the chamber of the House, the barricades that were put up. We saw the video of Ashley babbitt shot dead by a capitol police officer who was thoroughly exonerated in shooting and killing her. But they had a big pile of chairs, I think we ought to take a little bit of time to have a bit of compassion for how that messed with people's heads.
Our Biggest Problem Isn't the Left, It's the Invertebrates in the GOP
"I want to talk about some of the interne sine fighting that's going on right now inside the Republican Party. Not so much to take sides about it or in it, but rather to show a way to try and send it. So there's been a series of tapes that have come out that show Kevin McCarthy, a bashing other members. Well, of the GOP, specifically Matt Gaetz, but also Brooks, mo Brooks. And this is evidently because Gates and Brooks are seen as taking Trump's side on the election and moreover, their comments about January 6th. And here's Kevin McCarthy. Speaking, I guess I've gays. He's putting people in jeopardy. And he doesn't need to be doing this. And then Steve scalise, the kind of number two guy in the GOP and House says, quote, it's potentially illegal what he's doing. This I find odd, he doesn't say what exactly is illegal. And then Gates has kind of hit back and he said, quote, this is the behavior of weak men, not leaders, striking out at McCarthy and scalise. And then Tucker Carlson on Fox basically says that we got to stop McCarthy from being the leader. Next time, we don't need a quote Republican Congress led by a puppet of the Democratic Party.
House 1/6 panel wants to hear from McCarthy after new audio
"The the the the new new new new audio audio audio audio tapes tapes tapes tapes that that that that have have have have surfaced surfaced surfaced surfaced of of of of house house house house minority minority minority minority leader leader leader leader Kevin Kevin Kevin Kevin McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy speaking speaking speaking speaking about about about about Donald Donald Donald Donald Trump Trump Trump Trump have have have have sparked sparked sparked sparked new new new new efforts efforts efforts efforts to to to to get get get get McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy to to to to appear appear appear appear before before before before the the the the house house house house committee committee committee committee investigating investigating investigating investigating the the the the deadly deadly deadly deadly U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. capitol capitol capitol capitol insurrection insurrection insurrection insurrection committee committee committee committee chairman chairman chairman chairman Bennie Bennie Bennie Bennie Thompson Thompson Thompson Thompson says says says says the the the the panel panel panel panel will will will will likely likely likely likely decide decide decide decide this this this this week week week week about about about about issuing issuing issuing issuing another another another another request request request request for for for for congressional congressional congressional congressional leader leader leader leader Kevin Kevin Kevin Kevin McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy to to to to be be be be interviewed interviewed interviewed interviewed and and and and maybe maybe maybe maybe some some some some of of of of those those those those aware aware aware aware of of of of the the the the contents contents contents contents of of of of leaked leaked leaked leaked audio audio audio audio tapes tapes tapes tapes McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy privately privately privately privately told told told told Republicans Republicans Republicans Republicans he'd he'd he'd he'd asked asked asked asked Donald Donald Donald Donald Trump Trump Trump Trump to to to to resign resign resign resign over over over over the the the the storming storming storming storming of of of of the the the the capitol capitol capitol capitol house house house house edited edited edited edited by by by by regulation regulation regulation regulation that that that that audio audio audio audio is is is is from from from from The The The The New New New New York York York York Times Times Times Times for for for for a a a a book book book book this this this this will will will will not not not not pass pass pass pass trump trump trump trump Biden Biden Biden Biden and and and and the the the the battle battle battle battle for for for for America's America's America's America's future future future future more more more more tapes tapes tapes tapes have have have have surfaced surfaced surfaced surfaced this this this this week week week week will will will will this this this this hurt hurt hurt hurt McCarthy's McCarthy's McCarthy's McCarthy's chances chances chances chances of of of of becoming becoming becoming becoming house house house house speaker speaker speaker speaker if if if if Republicans Republicans Republicans Republicans win win win win the the the the majority majority majority majority in in in in November November November November South South South South Carolina Carolina Carolina Carolina is is is is Nancy Nancy Nancy Nancy mace mace mace mace coming coming coming coming out out out out of of of of a a a a meeting meeting meeting meeting with with with with McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy says says says says no no no no the the the speaker speaker speaker hi hi hi Jackie Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn Quinn
McCarthy, Trump have 'positive' call despite Jan. 6 audio
"House house house house Republican Republican Republican Republican leader leader leader leader Kevin Kevin Kevin Kevin McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy has has has has made made made made a a a a call call call call to to to to former former former former president president president president trump trump trump trump following following following following the the the the release release release release of of of of an an an an audio audio audio audio recording recording recording recording from from from from shortly shortly shortly shortly after after after after the the the the January January January January six six six six capital capital capital capital insurrection insurrection insurrection insurrection in in in in which which which which he he he he told told told told Republican Republican Republican Republican leaders leaders leaders leaders he'd he'd he'd he'd urge urge urge urge that that that that then then then then president president president president to to to to resign resign resign resign I'm I'm I'm I'm Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas with with with with the the the the latest latest latest latest two two two people people people familiar familiar familiar with with with the the the call call call characterize characterize characterize it it it as as as positive positive positive one one one saying saying saying trump trump trump told told told McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy quote quote quote I'm I'm I'm not not not mad mad mad at at at you you you McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy had had had challenged challenged challenged the the the initial initial initial report report report of of of his his his comments comments comments as as as totally totally totally false false false The The The New New New York York York Times Times Times released released released audio audio audio of of of that that that discussion discussion discussion and and and later later later another another another Republican Republican Republican conference conference conference call call call five five five days days days after after after the the the capital capital capital right right right in in in which which which McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy tells tells tells his his his caucus caucus caucus trump trump trump acknowledged acknowledged acknowledged some some some responsibility responsibility responsibility for for for the the the deadly deadly deadly insurrection insurrection insurrection McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy is is is currently currently currently in in in line line line to to to become become become speaker speaker speaker if if if Republicans Republicans Republicans win win win control control control of of of the the the house house house this this this fall fall fall the the the scene scene scene is is is heavily heavily heavily reliant reliant reliant on on on trump's trump's trump's support support support to to to get get get there there there Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Washington Washington Washington
Obama and Clinton Are Calling for Mass Censorship
"Okay but getting back to this story about Obama and Hillary Clinton resurfacing in the public to outrageously claim that they are the bastions of truth and justice And that they're out here to call for tech companies to start censoring misinformation which what they really mean is their political opponents Now I told you here's what I'm hearing behind the scenes here That's for two reasons that Obama's out there and the Democrats are panicking Number one there's going to be an electoral bloodbath in 2022 They are going to get smoked There are going to be investigations If the Republicans can grow a set which I'm not sure about I mean I'm not a big McCarthy guy so I'm not sure what he's going to do But if they decide to they'll have the chairmanships Number two Elon has them freaked out about Twitter It is their primary vehicle to censor people and they're freaked out that Elon Musk is going to shut down their whole censorship party right There's another reason that Democrats are panicking calling Obama out to call for censorship Mass censorship Folks conservatives are learning They're learning how to use the tools Democrats have used against them for years to fight back
Audio: McCarthy said he would urge Trump to resign
"In in in in an an an an audio audio audio audio recording recording recording recording posted posted posted posted by by by by The The The The New New New New York York York York Times Times Times Times house house house house Republican Republican Republican Republican leader leader leader leader Kevin Kevin Kevin Kevin McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy can can can can be be be be heard heard heard heard telling telling telling telling Republican Republican Republican Republican lawmakers lawmakers lawmakers lawmakers shortly shortly shortly shortly after after after after the the the the January January January January six six six six twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty one one one one capital capital capital capital insurrection insurrection insurrection insurrection that that that that he he he he would would would would urge urge urge urge then then then then president president president president Donald Donald Donald Donald Trump Trump Trump Trump to to to to resign resign resign resign I'm I'm I'm I'm Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas with with with with details details details details it's it's it's it's unclear unclear unclear unclear whether whether whether whether McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy follow follow follow follow through through through through on on on on his his his his thinking thinking thinking thinking was was was was merely merely merely merely spit spit spit spit balling balling balling balling ideas ideas ideas ideas shared shared shared shared privately privately privately privately with with with with GOP GOP GOP GOP colleagues colleagues colleagues colleagues in in in in the the the the aftermath aftermath aftermath aftermath of of of of the the the the deadly deadly deadly deadly capital capital capital capital assault assault assault assault but but but but in in in in the the the the audio audio audio audio of of of of the the the the January January January January tenth tenth tenth tenth meeting meeting meeting meeting posted posted posted posted by by by by The The The The New New New New York York York York Times Times Times Times congresswoman congresswoman congresswoman congresswoman Liz Liz Liz Liz Cheney Cheney Cheney Cheney who who who who then then then then held held held held the the the the number number number number three three three three leadership leadership leadership leadership position position position position in in in in the the the the GOP GOP GOP GOP could could could could be be be be heard heard heard heard asking asking asking asking about about about about a a a a resolution resolution resolution resolution calling calling calling calling for for for for trump's trump's trump's trump's ouster ouster ouster ouster and and and and with with with with the the the the trump trump trump trump might might might might resign resign resign resign McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy response response response response he's he's he's he's seriously seriously seriously seriously thinking thinking thinking thinking of of of of having having having having that that that that conversation conversation conversation conversation with with with with trump trump trump trump that that that that evening evening evening evening and and and and says says says says it it it it would would would would be be be be his his his his recommendation recommendation recommendation recommendation that that that that trump trump trump trump should should should should resign resign resign resign but but but but he he he he later later later later adds adds adds adds I I I I don't don't don't don't think think think think he he he he would would would would take take take take it it it it Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Washington Washington Washington Washington
What Do You Say to Skeptics of Miracles? J.P. Moreland Explains
"I was just reading the systematic theology book of John mccarthur. And I immediately flipped to the page where he makes the case for what's called cessationism. Arguing that once the canon of scripture had been ended, effectively a hundred AD, that from then onward, miracles ceased to have any purpose in the church. He makes the case that the whole point of them was to underscore the authority of the people at that time. And once that had all been established, that the era of miracles was over. I feel strongly that that's mistaken, and I know now that you do too, but what do you say to somebody whom we would otherwise respect profoundly like a John McCarthy? What do you suppose gets him to take that argument that far to say that these things aren't for today when so many of us know that they are? We don't even say we I think they are. We know that they are. We've seen this. I'd say three things. The first one is that the purpose of miracles in the New Testament is not simply to be a sign that this is God's message. There was another purpose that's all throughout the gospels in the book of acts. And that is God manifesting his love and care for a person in need. And Jesus was moved with compassion. So the first thing I would say is that that reduction to just one purpose of New Testament miracles doesn't represent the tax fairly. The second thing I would say would be that the view that the gifts of the spirit have ceased is itself dying out. And it is now an extraordinarily minority view among biblical scholars and theologians. But here's the third thing that's most important. Eric and my book, my theological basis for growing an expectation of at least 5 different kinds of miracles. It's not based on spiritual gifts. It's based on the reality of the kingdom of God now and the primary way that kingdom is manifested according to Paul is power.
Bill McCarthy Tried 'Fact-Checking' Dan Bongino
"He put out this fact check yesterday and after I sent him an email telling him what was going to follow up he didn't correct it He noticed he corrected this after I went to bed last time So he said in his fact check he said Dan bongino stated on February 5th 2022 in a TV segment stated It's a definition of stated Oh look conveniently I have it right here so Dan bongino stated He declared especially in specific terms semicolon expressed So I looked up cinnamon for synonyms for stated getting a little hungry cinnamon Freddy had slipped there So it says Dan bongino stated So synonyms would be expressed voiced uttered said told declared affirmed asserted a word or announced that Jim you heard the segment that were any of those things have heard or any of those things announced They were not Okay thank you When they declared they were not declared one more Mike where they told her did you hear it You didn't hear it either Mike's like no that'll think so So he says Dan bongino state this is a fact check which makes this even more hilarious And February 5th at 2022 in a TV segment and it says the top ten most unhealthy U.S. cities end quote are San Francisco Seattle Portland you already heard the story We don't look over that again So maybe on the Vegas it's weird I stated that that's kind of weird So that kind of sounds like it's defamatory isn't it Kind of sounds to me like actual malice doesn't it I mean consider we already corrected it on the show on Monday the graphic had already spoke about it Told you it wasn't a mistake Moved unlike the leftist media we actually addressed it right away which is kind of weird We still haven't got an apology for the pee pee tape It's kind of strange that after that they would still do a fact check on something that I never said
What Republicans Are Planning if They Win the House Majority
"What are Republicans going to run on? And more importantly, what are they going to do if they take back the House of Representatives? Will a newly released article from Washington examiner goes through that? What Republicans are planning to do if they win back the House majority? And we're going to go piece by piece of what they are promising their voters. And it's about time that we hold our elected officials accountable because if you're like me, you're probably exhausted and tired and cynical that Republicans keep on winning elections. And we lose the country. The parents party, the Republican Party, plans, and promises that if they take back the House of Representatives similar to the contract with America, now why Republicans do not replicate the contract with America every election cycle is beyond me, but Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans, including Jim Jordan and some phenomenal base conservatives, have said they are going to replicate the Newt Gingrich contract with America. They're going to call it commitment to America. It's not that great. I don't love that. It should be a lot more aggressive than a commitment. It should be applied, or it should be something that is unbreakable an oath, commitment sounds like something that's some shady business guy will break. Okay. Number one, here's what Republicans plan to do. I like some of this. I think this is some grassroots driven energy. Some of it's all right, but some of it is phenomenal. Pass a parent's Bill of rights, Republicans in November released draft legislation that aimed to require school districts to post curriculum publicly, require teachers to offer two in person meetings per year, prevent schools from selling or sharing student data without parent permission and require students to notify parents of violent activity on school grounds. It's really basic stuff. McCarthy said on a recent episode. Next one, China, COVID-19 accountability measures, a plan released by House Republicans trying to task force last year called for legislation to declassify information on the origins of COVID-19, prohibiting the U.S. funding from gain of function research. So here's where I think they're taking a good approach. They need to use their newfound political power for aggressive oversight. That's actually the next point. Take an aggressive oversight posture. In the minority Republicans on committees can do not have the power to compel witnesses to speak under oath, and the majority Republicans aim to use that power liberally. Particularly if they do not have a supermajority to overcome filibuster in the Senate or override any vetoes from President Biden. Republicans want to investigate the following. How we had the U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan and giving them $85 billion in weapons. The origins of where COVID came from, the national school board association's relationship with the Department of Justice and asked if federal agencies threatened to stop threats of violence. Also, what's happening on the U.S. Mexico border? Republicans have already issued preservation notices and document requests to relevant agencies and individuals related to these items. They're going to eliminate House rules implemented by Pelosi, kind of technical stuff like masked men not being able to vote by proxy and vote remotely. Take on big tech. They're going to put forward a framework to take on big tech calls to reform section two 30, prevent the companies from discriminating based on political affiliation, an increase their transparency. Also, back a antitrust bill that would give states attorneys attorney generals more control over where antitrust litigation is conducted, and then strip House Democrats from certain committees, in retaliation for Democrats removing Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul gosar, House Republicans plan to strip Elon Omar, saying that she should not be on the foreign affairs committee, and Adam Schiff should not be on the intelligence committee, which he's currently the chairman. Nor should Eric swalwell be on the intelligence committee or the Homeland Security committee. This is actually okay. Would you agree Connor? This is actually some pretty good
Rep. Andy Biggs: If Dr. Fauci Is Profitting From the Origins of COVID, He Should Be Prosecuted
"Fox News had some reporting Bret baier on this the growing momentum behind the lab league hypothesis for coronavirus They've Fox News got some got a hold in Brett bear show specifically of some documents showing how Fauci and the cabal seemed to be really eager to make this lab leak thing go away Now congressman is a serious disease You know that I mean it's killed a lot of people It's causes the world wide economic crisis supply chain crisis we don't have to mean we all live through it We obviously this is one of the biggest scandals of our time Is it not if government paid taxpayer dollar paid people like Francis Collins and foushee tried to make the origin story this coronavirus thing go away And if you guys take back control of Congress in 2022 can we expect people to look into that These new chairman on the Republican side Yeah I'll tell you two years ago I said that when this is all done historically looking back the evil villains will be the medical bureaucracy the federal Democrat like Collins and like Fauci Well I'm calling upon Kevin McCarthy the minority leader today to organize task force to try to preserve evidence and prepare so that on day one we convert those task forces to investigative committees and go after the origins of COVID and let's find out what Fauci knew how we profited It looks like he's looks like he's in the pocket and he's profiting from his personally Let's find out if that's accurate and true If that's the case then he needs to be prosecuted I mean that's the bottom line
Rep. Kevin McCarthy Reacts to One-Year Mark of Joe Biden's Presidency
"And look at the gerrymandering going on in some of these blue states It's pretty bad isn't it Oh yeah but now they're suing They shoot in Ohio the Democrats they see it in North Carolina They're trying to intimidate And remember this we need to run through the tape Now the one thing I will say if you look at what Gallup just came out with Joe Biden started a year ago where people identified with Democrat by more than 9 points with Republicans That was kind of the highest mark you could be End of the year Usually takes two years to try to get that back to even Republicans plus 5 It has not been this high since 1995 And really what you want to look at to there's a lot of people elected they know some things that one thing all members know is Their own future of whether they have a chance to win or not In 2010 we beat 63 Democrats 17 Democrats retired Right now that number is 28 You and I have talked about this before I believe that's going to be well over 30 because they can't run again based upon what they've done Inflation raising prices on everybody Crying I mean who thought train robbery would come back You look in California Then you look at the border Then you look at the woke is Then you look at Afghanistan but now we have he learned nothing from that He won't apologize for beginning 13 new gold star families But what do you just tell Putin And this is what people need to understand This is the 100th year of the Soviet Union being created Prudent wants to put that all back together Now we just had Joe Biden's home It's okay if you invade Ukraine
Rep. Kevin McCarthy: Jan. 6 Committee Has No Legislative Bounds
"Nancy Pelosi never in the history has ever denied the minority to name their own people Every single person on this committee has voted for impeachment without due process This committee does not have any legislative bound duties They're not working on legislation what they're doing It doesn't hold any ability for people why they should ever go to it And what they're trying to do is they go and they attack and punish any of their political adversaries And you know what they said at the very beginning the only thing that's off limit is the speaker The only thing this committee should be doing is looking why was the capital so ill prepared that day and make sure it never happened again You're only going to find that out unless you know what did the sergeant of arms say with the speaker Did the sergeant of arms say let's bring the National Guard in and did the speakers say no She doesn't like the optics Or that could have been protected We'll never know Why would they put that off limit
Twitter, Meta among tech giants subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel
"Tech tech giants giants are are in in the the cross cross hairs hairs of of the the January January six six committee committee the the house house committee committee investigating investigating the the capital capital right right has has issued issued subpoenas subpoenas to to Twitter Twitter reddit reddit you you to to the the met met the the company company formerly formerly known known as as Facebook Facebook committee committee chairman chairman Bennie Bennie Thompson Thompson is is demanding demanding records records from from the the companies companies related related to to their their role role in in allegedly allegedly spreading spreading misinformation misinformation about about the the twenty twenty twenty twenty election election and and promoting promoting violent violent extremism extremism in in the the lead lead up up to to the the attack attack on on the the capital capital Thompson Thompson says says the the companies companies have have failed failed to to turn turn over over necessary necessary information information after after months months of of engagement engagement in in a a letter letter Thompson Thompson suggests suggests the the platforms platforms are are complicit complicit in in the the deadly deadly insurrection insurrection stating stating how how one one sub sub reddit reddit community community for for example example grew grew significantly significantly and and then then migrated migrated to to an an official official website website where where discussions discussions around around the the planning planning of of the the attack attack were were hosted hosted the the committee committee has has issued issued dozens dozens of of subpoenas subpoenas to to those those in in trump's trump's inner inner circle circle including including house house minority minority leader leader Kevin Kevin McCarthy McCarthy one one Wednesday Wednesday denied denied the the committee's committee's request request calling calling it it an an attempt attempt to to damage damage its its political political opponents opponents and and an an abuse abuse of of power power Jennifer Jennifer king king Washington Washington
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"See the same damn it. That's your club instinct moving in you. Just shut me down like a head watch. Show me to take my job. I'm i did keep holding a sign up throughout the interview. Take your top off. Which i thought was funny but i've been drinking a lot of beer so much clearer few weeks ago on the sort of sister podcast to this conan. O'brien needs a fan. We talked to a lovely young woman who is a tattoo artist. Do you remember this. Yes i do. Her name was christina and she asked you what you would like to have if you had to get a tattoo and we also inquired about the tattoo that she did on her husband which was a full sized bear head across the chest. Yeah she got back to us with actual wonderful illustrations and a picture of her husband. Now i don't know if you've ever this but we suggested that the husband shave his chest except for the area of the bear and the snout of the bear so it looked like a fuzzy bear on his chest derive that yes i do. This is a nice view embedded in a rose and in a heart. And we'll put these pictures up on. The team. coco podcasts instagram. Oh look at that. That is fantastic is now. Is that a tattoo. I could get yes i think. That's the point is tattoos. Well wait a minute. What does it say about you if you have a tattoo of yourself on your chest. Isn't that it says a lot. Well you know what i'd love to do is get that on my back huge really giant tattoo of myself and what i'd like to do is then like jug on the beach. Someplace where. I think there might be paparazzi around. I would love it if it got out that i had a giant tattoo of myself on my back and you could do it. Her husband did and shave everything off your hair be the hair. Yes just the pompadour my orange back hair and there's not a lot but there's some would match would would correspond with the hair on the tattoo. That's fantastic do have to really get the tattoo. But i'd love for someone to get that photo and for that to show up somewhere like has conan. O'brien lost his mind. That would that would be terrific. That's what i'm gonna do that. I was going to raise money for a charity this week and a very important charity. But i'm going to cancel that instead. Do this practical joke. That benefits no one. Now here's the second one. I don't know if you remember this. And what you arrived at is a heart with you in it and pushing sona and me out of the heart i i love that so there. That's great. i'm in nestled in the heart. And i'm not even making eye contact with either one of you know. And i somehow look like larry king look really old. No you don't look as good as larry king body odor there or is that just a breeze that's blowing on you. I'm not entirely sure. Okay not only in my pushing you both out of the heart. But i won't even make eye contact with you. I'm looking away and smiling like a true sociopath dopos at your hand on your ten to. I know you're looking to the future and you're getting rid of your past. Yes like cruddy past looking towards a better tomorrow. i'm also. I've got my hand on sodas face which i would never do in real life because she's a biter no she's she's like a feral rabbit she would. She would chop down especially now that she's got those those twins. She is a ferocious ferocious. Mom would not. I wouldn't go anywhere near like like any Frightened animal. I'd try and get her in a sack. I you know some kind of burlap bags that her claws couldn't penetrate and so now i really do miss you. I love you so glad that you're new mom on sorry. I said that like you to a feral ferral rodent. Probably not my kindness moment. But but it's honestly how i would try and subdue you are and then up next here is of course her husband. It's a little hard to make out but that tawny color on their his chest. My god he did it how they look at that. Yeah that's amazing and like everything but the mouth and tongue of the bear are shaved and then of course the outside of the bear the negative space shaved. And he's just got like a full muppet bear on his chest. Okay here's my question about yet. No one thinks about this but we age and skin starts to grow slack. What happens to those tattoos to they. Become bear is going to turn into. What's he gonna turn into walter matthau. Yes exactly walter matthau around grumpy old men three you know. That's what's going to happen. He's gonna turn into a walter matthau is not going to be a bare anymore. And i think that happens a lot. I think people get these tattoos and then you know inevitably i mean that's a young man. She was very young woman. That's a young man. He's got plenty of years of having a bear on his chest. But it's all going to collapse in on itself and it's just going to be this melted brown march. You know what i mean. It's true i'm just going by the way my own body is collapsing. I'm judging i'm not being ages. Tear this is. I look at my own naked chest every morning. It should be condemned. The whole area should be roped off and condemn as a as a hazard. It should be. It's just collapsing. Have you ever seen me without my shirt on one. Did you do that. Yeah tell more what's going on my shirt on last week..
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Assassin We can keep your mask can make sure it's in nixon mask real. Treat the wise I wanna make sure that. I i mentioned. I got to see the starling last night. And i was very happy that you get to play all these different notes now not that you were banned from doing that before but you have created the space where you can do that. I felt the same thing about the the bob. Ross documentary which really. I think is remarkable. And i've been telling. Everybody watched the bob ross documentary but i think people were there like i think beforehand. They were like ross. I wasn't no no no it's not peace. It's no it's not it's not it's a. It's it's really lovely documentary. And i think what i what i came away from in this between. Because you've got all this work out there right now. The bob ross documentary. And you've got the starling. You know nine perfect strangers. Is it nine or seven nine. Always like to shave too often film twelve. But i can't talk about it. But you've gone to the point where i can't put you in a pigeonhole and i think that's a fantastic place to be in. Thank you for that. I feel i have no influence. Don't be too great for my compliment. Hey kronen says. I'm really going places is hey you heard the news cunanan says see i still kids i right i mean. I'm still pretty shocked that. I work regularly Often look at each other like the fact that we're always waiting for like the knock on the door where it's like. Oh okay we just figure this out. Get out like oh cool. Can we grab a bag. Yeah okay cool. That makes sense like literally. I think if that happened we'd be like we were waiting for this so the fact that now it's like i don't really loved i love doing plays and i loved i love both i just love all the storytelling and i don't think it all has to be one or the other. It's like it's odd when you do accommodation. There's pesos in it. Sometimes it really throws people Like i've had people just be like well. I don't know why you have to have a dramatic moment of the the characters in order to be funny. They've got you've got to fall down then you get to watch some if to fall to get up and if you want to get up they fall pretty hard so you have to show that nearly but not in it but it's a comedy but i'm like you have a plane strains in automobiles as a perfect movie theaters that terms of endearment. My god. it's it's i cry. It's such a heartbreaking thing. There's such moments in their mike. I feel so lucky. That i get to to do both like in the starling. You've got these people you chris. O'dowd you know Tim oliphant Catch kevin kline. Having jesus kevin kline who are all have all the comedy chops in the world. Okay and And then they can use that. They can also not use that. Because you're with some heavy stuff but you're also it's not an either or it's not an either. I thought that was true of the the bob. Ross documentary. I really encourage people to check it out because i came away from it. Still loving bob ross. More than ever. Because i really appreciate him. And there's nothing in the documentary that was revealed. It made me think of him any last. He's just was a beautiful man but seeing some of the darkness around How he was treated by the business side of things was absolutely It's such a compelling story and it's that started it's funny ben. We've we've both separately and together of always really loved as think a strange Grouping of people they love bob ross. Ironically if it's as a soothing thing as just it's great to just watch paint. Remember since i was a kid. My dad would always get into a panic every time by the right before the show ends before he would do like his big. Finale was always like namic. Put a big tree and my dad would always be on. Don't george gotta he's gotta be..
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Jack nice penis and then hey bill good penis and then dell's like hey like your peanuts to and the guys freaking out the whole time and then people keep entering. It's all like hey you've done some work on your penis. Yeah yeah. I got a little work done on it. Hey looking good. How's your penis penises. Alright pinzel tired today. But and that's all he did. That was a sketch that always killed and we did it at the victory gardens theater in chicago on the north side. And i'll never forget. The day i get a phone call. My parents said we want to support you. And what you're doing so we're all coming out. And i'm so it's my mother my father and my five brothers and sisters. Oh car all coming out to see your show. And then i'm begging roberts michael. Can we not do the penis enough to the peanuts catching he said we talking about yet. We have to do it. It's like the kids. You know and reviewer comes that night i was begging him and we did it and i'm dying the whole time. No one ever said a word about it. They just were like oh great. Show great show but Did you see them in the audience. No i i my is all the blood went out of my eyes just through sheer force of will because i mean. I don't know if you were raised. Catholic vert raised very catholic s berry. I just one thing that might people can do is it. Something unpleasant is happening. We can will it not to have happened. And if something unpleasant comes in on television and you're watching it with your parents or something sexy or whatever you can will it not to have happened. Yes and just. He'll you know what i was thinking for tomorrow. I just thought they and just the perfect timing of just suddenly. You're gonna talk over this part. Yup young and then right when it's done without looking my mom would just be a sow just so you don't remember in high so at night. Yeah knew she was. Because i was like oh also the thought of like watching a sexy with your parents like yeah. I'd similarities. to this day i would. I'm picturing your mom in the theater with you when suddenly someone naked walk sunscreen. And she's like i'm thinking corn tonight. Maybe corn would. Your aunt merlene said. God i did. I brought my parents to embody our session. Which is kind of fix. Some of the the audio gets messed up. You're going to go in and yeah talk into a microphone and fix those lines for the listener conan by eighty. Are i mean trust me. You're also helping me. Because and i brought them in because whenever they're in town they just kind of be pal around together. I'm like i'm going to work you to come with me. And they're like sure so. I thought well it's eighty are. It's fine We get in there and it was for Got i always say it wrong It's either i d. I d the-for identity. Then we went through seventy two hundred names and to this day never say was identity. I don't think i've ever even wanted doing press for great job. You keep saying the name wrong. Okay really did. We went through guard. Seventy five versions of it so they were all swimming in my head to this day and i brought them in in. The director was like We got through most of it and then he got kind of weird. He's like looking at my parents that are sitting there watching the ruined the the big recording studio. And he's like we've kinda kinda wild lines on I need sex. Sounds and i was my light sandwich. Also i had never done. I was like And he's not too much. Sounds but i i think you said i said something like break my pelvis. And he's like we need There's a rustling and break my pelvis and we need you to yell. That just was like monty graham. They're like you bet. And they just they both popped right up over. Yeah yeah wow sounds during actual facts.
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Fucking porpoises. Talked about in a very sweet. Very sweet way and so ben was like just kind of what i thought i was going to be. This is your parents. I look at effort. That's fantastic and he was just horrified. Native i mean they laugh but it's would they ever to repeat that in front of them or but he was just dying in like things i did. There was a key just kind of go to the lobby after the seat in there like now. It's fine oh my like you said some things that i was like. Oh mom mom. Yeah i i did a show years ago in chicago state show and one of the parts of the state show and i did it with robert smiling bob. Odin kirk and a bunch of other performers and. We did the sketch that we weren't able to get on saturday night. Live at later on down alive and it was about a new camp a nudist camp. And the whole idea was it starts with I think it started with Two people out there and Roberts michael and another performer. Everything's strategically covered. They look naked but it. Because it's a live show. They're just they're holding things that are covering genitalia and then the one guy saying don't worry about it. He's like well. It's my first time. You quickly forget that you're naked. It's not a big thing you get over it and and it's the most natural thing in the world and then you're just talking about kinds of stuff and he was like really and he's like yeah. Trust me it's going to be fine. And then i would enter and i've got a guitar. That's covering me and i go. Hey jack hey bill. This is my friend steve. Oh hey steve. Hey.
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Me too. I don't care that. Show conan that joe kid just killed seven people. I don't care. I don't get very well. My name is any kyun kyun in. How much of this do you think comes from the fact that you raised on a farm in illinois. I mean it's such a cliche. But and i'm not a. I'm not saying that you were out there driving a tractor around but there is. There's a good heartedness that i associate with. I don't know if that's fair or just Terrible cliche a good heartedness it comes with midwest midwest values. Don't be to mean. Is that thing. I think that's i think that's fair. At least i can say it's fair in the sense that that's who my parents are parents are like am you i to me. It seems like when you look like if you had to get a standard like in stock footage picture image of midwestern parents like mike and sandy or sitting there going like good for you just both kind of carved out of marzipan in a sweet and really hard working. I don't know if it's the mid west but it certainly. I get whatever that is from them. Have you had this because in your commun- in your work you're occasionally going to do stuff that you would never do in front of your parents in a million years. This is what i've had my like my mom's Like i remember maybe twice in my life my mom really like the it just. I don't know what i was doing but it was like i was. I was a jerk. But i remember her wants her big swear she was and i was like holy shit. She's through the roof like her so we don't swear there's no body i mean rally sees more stuff now but it's still not like i never really worked blue. I think people think. Because i i've sworn a lot movies but that was really the character that right right like your separate. Yeah you have the protection of. I don't walk around like that right. But it's interesting to me that you can have the level of success that you've had and consistent success and then until today this is where it all ends. Trust me.
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Frugal. This is tearing her family apart like two big bags and containers when the kids were going through. Everything was there making slime layer. Yeah but yeah. I love that. Ac go there. And just and i love because there is a commitment. Those people are like. Yeah this what it is this is. I lived like this. Because i wanted so like if i can ever get that into a it's really a. It's a love letter to people that don't give a shit what other people think of them. In good way. I loved Bringing up ben. Ben is your husband and limited the graham links and you met at the groundlings and it was so funny because the first time i saw bridesmaids you to have that amazing scene where. He's an undercover. Tsa agent and you're guessing. He's an undercover tsa agent and questioning and wanted to know his gun is saying it is in your butts. And he's like what. And i was watching it. And it's just as a fan of great improv. I could tell ya. I think some of this is scripted but also some of this really feels like you to know each other and you tour in pocket where you're really comfortable and you got your both going for it. You're going forward and having a good time. And that's i mean that's one of my favorite scenes in it. And then i love the reveal that yes he has and you knew it all along when we think your character is just completely on the wrong track. I know i was like. That's a great button to that weird. We did there. They kristen anti wrote such an amazing Script but it's like what was great is them an puffy like when we do it once or like we've got that like say what like now go and especially all of those like christian anywh like we were all the only exception was ellie kemper and rose otherwise we were from the groundlings. Like we didn't think anybody was going to think that was funny. Where like what. We're doing this weird thing that we do for free while actually we pay for it because byron wigs and stuff and we had no idea what it was funny to us but we figured might getting to make this movie which seemed crazy but we never. We didn't really know it was gonna connect with anyone. It's just what we were. We'd been doing this little tiny theater on melrose avenue and it was so fun because they would. We were so used to each other that they would. Yeah there's some innings meetings said that's where comedy and music are really the same. They're different forms of the same thing. And i i can't. I can't describe what that thing is but they're both Be on the beat with someone. Yeah you're on the b and you know your craft and you know your instrument and then there's complete trust and those are all a lot of ifs. That's a lot of gifts but if you can get all those things together and i think the greatest gift in this life next to you know partner and kids. The greatest gift is if you can do something that you would do anyway with your friends for fun and then someone says great job. Here's your check. You go what i wish you paid me and also so many of the things that i've done in my life that have given that i hear about the most are things that i never thought anybody would like. I bet i've talked about that before. Like we would still be making. We're i mean we still do make weird videos and it's like we've the fact that it's now our job when we're doing something like especially if it's like if amendments of us doing something very strange. I was like abandoned. I'm like i am being most professional at this moment. And he's like yes. This is what you're assigned. Profession is as an amid like waiters in lake gravy river. Or something. I just i love what it's like the odds of it but yeah i would have done it. I don't think i ever would have stopped doing. Even if i would have gone a different way with my career and it hasn't worked out. It's just me. Because i and i honestly don't know the answer to this and so i'm i'm just very curious that you've been on. Snl so many times been so great at it and seemed like it'd be a natural cast membranous and l. Is that something that you pursued. That just seem like it wasn't a possibility. No that was like the holy grail. The thing i mean th there's a funny thing going into improv because an in the amount of work that goes in. It's you know you're doing especially when you're sunday company at least at groundlings you're doing a new show every week. I mean that's just crazy when you're still working to other full-time jobs. You're not getting paid for this all on the side and really you're like you've got two shots. You have mike one. You've already picked some type of performance. So you've already narrowed your slice of the pie down really small. Then you're like wait a minute. I don't want all acting in. Just want sketch comedy improvising. So then you're looking at. Snl mad tv. She's literally like all these people come together. And we've you know it's it's a very bad plan. But i think if you love it you can't help it. Did you audition no. I did almost every. I rarely rarely ever took a show off from groundlings Early run did almost every run. I'm like i'm here. i love it. I'll do everyone. They come usually. Snl would always come once a year every single time. I was at groundlings. Eleven years every single time. We're on mike. I'm gonna miss one show after work. Argosy my folks. And i'm gonna miss one show there like as an game. Nothing i would have. But i just never i would have. It would have been amazing. it's home. Yeah but it's interesting. How somehow the universe sought to it. That you've hosted. Snl how many times five. I six six. Okay that's including the for the fortieth. I think it ethics with that. Yeah which is like it's insane. I i walk through their Their stages so tiny. You can't believe how tiny that stage they just moved things in and out new. You're literally elbow to elbow is almost giving it too much space. And the first time we were just passing through it someone was going to show me something else and i realized that's the stage and that's where the band plays and i i just stood there and berserk crying and they were like sorry. Were pretty used to it. So we just fling people by here and i was like i just absolutely like locked up and i just couldn't believe i was standing there was there was really weird. Used to sneak down and watch. Snl when i was a kid we are not allowed to I think if it was like pass bed When i was really little. I wasn't and then we would watch it but it was up late for us so i would. I watched the one way or the other. Yeah i Grew up. I think i would have been just turned to be able to stay up like honest watch it. Oh of course. I watched it and i was. I knew that my dad really liked comedy and had kind of a discerning eye for comedy. Is your sense of humor like you dance. I think so. I like a lot of the same things and my mom also has a good sense of humor. But i like the absurd and i think my father always used to take me to pink panther movies with peter sellers on again back to that same theme. Peter sellars as crusoe completely committed and completely unaware It never mind that. He's a fool..
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"I get love. God i'm not making fun of them. I'm literally like you are living right because you don't give a shit what anybody else thinks that you. You're not hurting anyone you are just decked out in grape. And that's like i used to go. There was a huge big lots on western. That went away literally was like well. What's going to happen now. I would go two or three times a week. I go to another big lots but it's not the same. It's not as big. It's not the same as another big really isn't it's not when the one on western when it was really the end of an era in ben. He's new he's like because i'd come home with extension cords and like a soccer rancher things that we didn't need but i was like well i don't know it's of cool but i would go there because something about that store because it had so many weird for the big lots is. I think it's most places but it's almost like an old dime store. There's two rows of food then. There's like weird specialty. Stanley could be like a recliner in tupper. It's it's like every weird. It's just a weird mishmash of things at at a good price. So i would go in there and just push a card around and watch people because there was such characters in there and then you know it gets trickier when a surge to get recognized. I was like oh no. And i did think about on people anymore. No and i did think i was like i gotta pick. What in a way against vince. Like that's the picture that they'll get shot like. That's the mccarthy has total breakdown. Tell which i would love. They did they got me coming out of ninety nine cents store once and the cat which i really should have saved this one. The caption said. Something melissa's.
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"That's my we're building five g. rotten. That's why there's only what best network bryson best and most reliable based on route metrics report. Second half twenty thirteen to first half twenty one. Three operators on on that were types combined not specific. Divide gina perks. You had success. You had you had proven yourself. Then bridesmaids comes along. And it's the change for you which i thought was really lovely because it was deserved by moving. Probably seen fifteen times and i think my wife is seen forty five minutes and Whenever we encounter that movie wherever we find it. And whatever we're doing we stop and we watch until the movie's over but your character is absurd but also and i. I don't know if i should credit this to your acting training because you you know. I now know that you spent many years but its commitment. I say almost all parts. I've played for the most part i really have like. I loved them. Like i fall in love with with who they are and so i just tried to do the best job of like. They are funny but they're funny. Because i always. I think we fall in love with people in the world because of our ticks and weirdnesses and eccentricities. I don't somebody like i love. Them has the perfect a never say the wrong thing. They never. i'd be like. Oh it'd be so i think of bannon. I'm mike worse so weird so incredibly weird that when i play people i think sometimes they're like oh you're making fun of that type of woman. I'm like no that's the woman that fascinates me that same. I can't take my eyes off of because eccentric people to me are the ones that like. If you're in a store and there's just somebody that's like yemen all purple. You see the party. That's literally like i get love. God i'm not making fun of them. I'm literally like you are living right because you don't give a shit what anybody else thinks that you. You're not hurting.
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"How do we hang out with the guys from funded. It's the first question when you interviewed us. Connections down sequence jack again. I know that. I've known you for three years matt gourley but any connections with the fellas and thunder from down under. I'll ask barack obama. I don't know this gentleman never met those gentlemen every step. Try and acquire all right well. I'm very excited. My guest today is an emmy award winning actress who starred in such movies as bridesmaids ghostbusters. And can you ever forgive me now. You can see her in the new film. The starling and in the hulu series nine perfect strangers She also co produced the new netflix. Documentary bob ross. Happy accidents betrayal ingred. That is a terrific documentary. You've got to check that out. I'm thrilled with us today. She is so incredibly. Talented and nice was mccarthy welcome. I was headed out the door today and my wife said would you up today and she said that way that after nearly twenty years of marriage would you kind of loathing like you were like shaking dais in your hand and i got craps game over on third street. I'd be great if i was known as the guy. That's got a rolling craps game. It's just moving throughout los angeles and and lots of sort of scummy celebrities with on straw hats. Cuban shirts i'd be like ask and you are regularly part of it and we whenever we saw police coming. We've just grab our dyson run. It would not be hard sell to be like. Will you spend time in an ally doing that. It'd be like yeah yes. I just hear alley. I'm there. I'm always in an alligator alley. No i mentioned to anybody going my wife that i'm going to be talking to you today and i immediately get. Oh my god. I love her. And i'm like well. What am i made it about me. Go which is why. She looks with scored during our wedding vows. She had to say. Were you always make it about him. I wrote that part. She said it. She said yeah. That's wonderful she really wanted in on that. That's what we all. We all dream of those words. No you are. I'm just thrilled. That i'd get a chance to talk to. I've talked to you a couple of times on the tv show but that's a very different experience because it's seven minutes segment and turn around and music and this is really nice because We do have. There are some things. I'd love to talk to you about in some points of Sort of commonality. As sort of i think when it comes to comedy that i wanted to talk to you about for the groundlings. That's how i met. Lisa drayer both in a class where you're literally put money in a jar and we were both just out of college and thinking what are we doing. We went to college and now we're in a tiny room unless pretending to hold a disc that isn't there. I'll lifted disguise yes It's just if you're ever around anyone that does or did improvise. You just throw out anybody. Wanna lift a disc. It's the law get it. It's you're just pretending to lift a huge disc together. I remember even at the time i was like. I don't really think there's a disk day. Seeing this disc. Is everybody off like disk and i was like. I'm just kind of hold my hand. Legos like how thick is the like. Yeah i asked too many questions. Just just lift the desk hot like is it cast iron is i also would like these are just just crouch down and put your hands out income up at the same time as everyone else you got it. I ruptured a muscle in my back lifting a disc. That wasn't there. I you know in the world of improv. The first thing they start teaching you. And you think it's going to be all about being funny and back and forth and creating really funny scenes and they really drill down on space work. Which is they don't have. Actual props could sell improvised. So you have to pretend. It's they're like a mime. No matter what my go-to and i didn't even realize i was doing it Somebody's like what are you doing. Because almost like you're on your captain out on you know the night limited. What it was. I would always do the same thing. And they're quite like folding something. I was reading a president. I scattered enough that it keeps me really active and i really am doing it. And then you're doing the corners but it's confusing enough where people than ripping the tape. You're busy enough. Where some you they buy. You're doing something i love that. You're you're a doctor. They say dr emergency room and you have to save the patient. I just. i'm the guy the guy is flat lining and you're in the corner wrapping presents. It's my anniversary. I gotta get this. This guy's raked up for my husband. Hold up yeah but you did stand up first right. I did the first thing i i ever did. Performance wise really and it. Yeah i was twenty in new york. I think i think it was the second day. It was in new york city and my best friends. You're gonna do stand up tonight. I'm like i ready. I think you're gonna fly fighter plane. Okay okay can't that other people do it. I think i was. I think as my process was not. Okay what do i do have to read. What does it really take. It was just at twenty. You're like well. How hard can it be in a. I don't know why. I suddenly sound like that. I didn't sound like a grizzled old. The i'll go back to see captain. But i just didn't i was like sure i guess you just get up there and talk so i just went in like went up on stage. I was like weird. I'll tell we're hopefully funny stories. And i didn't do especially this was like nineteen ninety. Maybe ninety one. I didn't have jokes. Which i still always say when people are like. Oh what are your jokes. I can't deliver jokes. I don't know how to do that. It's such a great skill set. But i can't brain works over. Just tell these long stories and then it went okay. And to which i was shocked and i kept doing it and people are like. What's your set like. I don't what set are you working on. I was like i. Don't i just kind of get up and say stuff are you look you. Don't you're not writing. And then i was like oh should be writing it like i had no idea of like any of the prep and then i didn't like the combativeness in those stand up clubs there. It seems like it's the same guy so mosaic. You've got to have a really busy schedule. Because every single club. I worked i was like. Are you the same guy number. Always some there's always one dude in the audience that like no matter what mid-sentence he's acute chop off and i was like what am i won his that ever work where i'm like..
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
"Twenty fourth. please. Welcome melissa mccarthy. I've great you look gorgeous. I'm so happy to see you. My next guest is a bestselling author host and stand up comic who certainly in the mood for upcoming vaccinated in warney tour. Get your tickets now. Say i to chelsea handler. I just chelsea. You're in my orca right now. Spain story in hispania very good. Do you spend a lotta time there. I try to yeah excellent full here. I don't blame you lucky. You living the life and melissa were you. I'm in minorca of california which is berbie perfect. I have heard it referred to as as such by the way. melissa. I watched your bob. Ross documentary last night and it was spectacular. I absolutely loved it. Yeah who knew that mental actress to do who knew i mean. That's kind of how it started. We ben wanted to write a bio-pic on bob ross. And we started trying to do research we were like. This is really odd. We can't find out anything about it so it took us down a worm hall of like why. Why don't we know anything about the real brosseau. Row way we went. I loved it. I absolutely loved it by naturally. Funny gas have been scratching their comedic itch since birth. So i want to know about the life. Moments that have left them most tickled. Let's find out first of all for both of you. Who is the first stand.
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"A beautiful weekend soulless and I've been doing lift and I'm I do left. Premium. You know the luxe version. I have a nice car, so I get around from Southfield, Michigan to Ann Arbor. She has to be there on time because she's kind of important in the Michigan organization. So as we're on our way up there she is breaking down Michigan season Desmond Howard, blah, blah, blah. We get to the cones and the horses that are usually reserved for do not enter. Horses opens up Once he shows variety We get inside of the big house and I get a chance to hang out and kind of partaken of that magical Michigan or lower When I tell you I was in the best place in the world and left my phone in the car. I saw J. J McCarthy personally. And when I tell you, I am I'm trying to tamper Dom. My expectations. I don't get off into hyperbole. But Haven't you? I just want this guy to be Mr Michigan. So bad. We have got to be Ohio State this year. Yeah, well, no. And obviously Ronnie Bell, who had an incredible one handed catch waved off because it was offensive pass interference. And then Oh, my God. That was one of the best catches of I know. And then and then he had a terrific touchdown. Um, that put Michigan up. And then um then Got knocked out for the season returning a punt. Thanks for the call. Look, but what That's one of the games will be talking about later on this week. Michigan plays Washington. Saturday night on ABC. Good Game eight Eastern, So that'll be something that I think it's on ABC could be on. I shouldn't say that. I don't know it's eight Eastern time. So it'll be something to file away. Rachel Want to ask Jeff? He said he drove lift. I was wondering if Jeff drove uber. What rating? Would he rich? Uh, well, look, man, if he's driving left, I'm getting in left. Because I know I know I'm not getting any 45. Not often. What I am now, 455. Don't forget you can have 1 100. My question here, Rich. You were here for God. Another boy you wouldn't because I listened because in in in western Canton And I listened to you. I told front seat chit chat, chat, chat chat. So I'm by the way, I'm a very outgoing mad. I don't understand where it is. I can see this. Congrats rich, our number two coming up Juju Smith Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers and also Bomani Jones of the worldwide leader in sports. And you at 8442 or four rich number to dial. Also preview the A F C North. Tell.
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"But again you know the the ground. The rubble of that of my drinking is the foundation for the rest of my life. So it's turned into a great gift. Well you know the same way the brat pack to bring it back to that for just a second is that it was what i perceived to be this very negative thing ultimate been one of the greatest blessings of my life you know. I could have been in the exact same movies. And if the brat pack label didn't exist we wouldn't be talking today. You know it elevated all of us and as as much as it contained us and stigmatizes it elevated us all into this kind of culturally iconic position that would never have existed if it were just simply the movies. You talk about your reluctance to brand yourself. You didn't have a word for it then but it almost was as though that article had done that for you and i imagine brandon brandon's brat. Burundi's unprofessional untrained. That was one of the things that really bothered me because one of the things that you went to brag about not being trained and i was very oh i wanted to do was trying to be an actor so it just felt like i was awake. This isn't who i am. And so i felt unseen like we were talking before about people. Wanting to be seen and heard i felt unseen. I felt for something that i was not and that and i felt utterly powerless to alter that. And that's why later. When i started writing and travel writing things i was very careful to write for the new york times and national geographic and all these outlets were respectable. So the when i was outed for being this actor go. We'll know he's you can't dismiss him because he's ii branded myself. You know. I was very actively conscious about that. And directing too. I wanted to direct good shows. So that it's you know you're very quickly you know boxton and unless you actively don't be you know what was the transition between acting and writing. Was there sort of a period in the middle where you're figuring things out was it sort of seamless was an overlap. I've successful for six seven years enacting really and then i chase it for another decade you know and i discovered Travel writing at the. You know that's a longer story. But i began traveling a lot. That book to book And so yeah you know. I wrote for about years before i actively started to try and do something with my writing because i was a terrible student school and i didn't feel i didn't feel i was smart or Capable of providing in that way. So i just wrote for myself and then eventually i wanted to do something with it and then i became successful at that because an largely because i the same thing we were talking about about directing. I knew to tell a story and you know so pie employed tools. I knew from acting. And then later that helped me with directing the notion of tell a story because in directing you to be you have to be very objective and bird's eye view. Then you have to be very subjective at the same the next moment you know so all those kind of things went together and then back to just your first role which was as the artful dodger in your high school production of oliver. I wanted to know. At what point did you know you wanted that role because it seemed like you were the opposite of a ham ham and it'd be allowed mouth than a bagel musical and that cockney you know that's like the the is role in not him. Yeah oh no no no. He's ham udal. he's very. I've been playing the same part. Ever since i mean it was the best roy ever had and i play every role this a joke but quite conman. He's not a comedy he's just very clever and observant and fessel and k and very affectionate anyway I know i love this. I'm gonna talk about artful dodger. But how did i know i wanted. I didn't when i was auditioning and someone else was going to get the part i was. I remember clearly. When i you know i'd been cut from the basketball team. My mom said. Try out for the play and i wanna be in the play. I want to be the point guard. And i tried out for the play and with that guy was gonna get it and then this other kid matthew quilty is lovely guy and he had a very much prettier voice than i did and was taller and better looking than i was so he was suddenly favored. For the part. I remember wanting for the first time in my life. That's mine and stepping up. In a way that i had no wariness of doing ever before an or ability to do before and just getting that and then of course then i stepped out on stage as the dodgers end. My life just changed. It just was like i've there i was. I think i just have one more question. Which i think i asked you already but i'm gonna ask it again. 'cause it's important. Did you set out to make us all fall in love with you tapping into wanting to be loved by every woman watching you on screen over and over and over again or was it. Just a lucky Just lucky accident. Just luck of the draw. You're killing me. Andrew mccarthy his book brat. An eighty story is available for purchase at your favorite local bookstore. It's a great read. Thanks to our friend. Julie clouds ner for interviewing andrew. This week julie is the host of the very very funny podcast double threat alongside our friend and upcoming bullseye guests. Tom sharp ling. So give double threat of. Listen julie's the best. That's the end of another episode of bullseyes bullseye created from the homes of me and the staff of maximum fund in and around los angeles california. We are once in a while inside the office. These days my producer. Kevin was at our office overlooking beautiful macarthur park and he saw a man riding his bicycle down the ramp that goes into the leg to scare away geese or something but then. His bike fell over in the water. God albro somewhere. So our thoughts are with that guy. the show is produced. by speaking into microphones. Our senior producer is ferguson. 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"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"It has. There's only one way for these things to end but the way that you played it makes because what blame does to her is unforgivable but the way you play it you want them to end up together anyway you want you want to forgive him just because the two of them have this. I mean you're just looking at heart like this and it's just overwhelming so like i said i mean. I think that's so much to how you how you played it. Well that was largely the wig as well. You know and i think that was from party city or was it just party city. It was a terrible wig. yeah and For the re-shoot because i was at a shaved head because i was doing a play in new york and so yeah. I had this to- if you look at that scene which i have not seen thousands of times over the years with the clip. They show when i go up to molly at the problem kiss her and say i love you or i believe in you. Whatever it was. I said and you know all i can think about is just bad wig acting because i looked so so suffering in so much pain and she'll just a wicked so ill-fitting that i look for lauren that it's sort of well. It looks like blaine is very regrets. Being very beautiful. Did you do an actor secret for blame that thing. We're only for those who don't know actually secret is when an actor knows something about his character. That is not explicit well. I think you always wanna do that. Anybody with a secret is sort of in. Even if you're aware there have a secret about there's something about then leans you forward into your drawn to them but in that movie i did not actively you know that movie i had just been insane almost fire where i was starting to become public and young women were suddenly attracted to me where they had never been before. I'd been invisible week before. And so suddenly i was attractive in sprinkled with catnip piano and so there's nothing that builds confidence in twenty two year old guy having women suddenly find you very attractive and that gave me a certain confidence but just a feeling of expansiveness. That was suited that part. Well so you couple that with the vulnerability and sort of sensitive oversensitivity coupled with sense of feeling your oats a little. And you've got this dichotomy that is you know a good recipe for that particular movie. Have you showed it to your kids. Do they like interested in like movies. Well my told this before my my son. Several years ago watched weekend at bernie's and he said he was about fifteen. I guess at the time he said. Dad i love you. That's the stupidest movie. I've ever seen. Which i said sammy. That's the point. Come on dude. We may to those and And my daughter. Some of her friends told her she needed to watch pretty in pink. She's fourteen now. I guess he was thirteenth time and so she watched the trailer for pretty and pagan. Saw me kissing molly and said i i. I'm not watching a movie. We are kissing some other women. My watching god said no. They have not seen change in history. We can bernie's saved you. You wrote after a run of flops. it is a wonderful goofy extremely stupid. I love bernie. I think is great. I live wanted to share that. Well let's say by what. I said that the book brady saved my life it. It was a good transition for the for the start the next chapter but it also it also could break and also. I just enjoyed it so much. I hadn't gotten a chance to play comedy like that and to play that part by the sort of jerks and you know i found that really. We'll you got to be the guy with the swagger not the one who's you know sensitive and hurt and gets the girl. Yeah and that was the part they asked me to do. And because i. I was successful at that time. I said i don't want to play that one play the other. Okay sure so yeah. I loved that. But that was an i based that entirely on my my friend. A friend of mine. Everything about the look this purple high tops. The hawaiian shirts shorts idiotic at all of it was just. I just imitated my friend. What kind of a host invites you to his house for the weekend dies on you. Why would he do this. I mean he had everything house cars women. This is tragic. I don't understand why he couldn't wait until monday to kill himself to call the police. And how am. I going to get back to the city. He promised me ride. Knock it off. Larry hears about a ride with talking death here. I mean this is just my luck. I finally catch a break at the office. Finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. And god wait a minute. Wait a minute. What am i going to tell them. I mean they might think we had something to do with it. you know. I told everyone at the office. We're going out to bernie's house for the weekend. There was so jealous. I mean i loved it. Now what am i going to tell you wrote about a lot of obviously very personal stuff in this book You mentioned you're drinking. You mentioned your dad with had a complicated relationship. And i wondered what was the hardest thing about writing. This book was at that stuff or was it. Sort of more of the connecting the dots. Well there were three things that were important. If you were to be interested in learn about that time in my life and one was successful in movies one was that i had a drinking issue and one that my father and my relationship was very fraud and got worse the more successful. I got to take any one of those two. It's like a three legged stool to anyone out. You would not be getting the complete story of what happened. So i i wrote all the professional kind of stuff and then i lowered in the drinking and then my father stuff were they. Those weren't particularly hard to write about Since i've talked about my drinking you know and it's a long time ago so it's not so it's fine. I probably wouldn't have talked about my dad if i had never reconciled with my dad before he died. I would've just prospectuses for that. I guess left that alone but now you know. My dad was freewheeling he didn't he had no secret so he didn't That was fine. I had more difficulty writing about the moments. Like when i was at the paramount. Seventy fifth anniversary event and i was so hung over and just it felt like such an op wonderful opportunity. I was surrounded invited to be in this event with all these legends. Avoid gregory peck and charlton and james stewart and libya to have land and liz taylor one afternoon robert deniro. Whenever one after another seventy five hundred however many there were there and little. Andy's there and i was so hung over and so sort of ashamed of by myself because i felt so a mess that what opportunities like that that i sort of squandered. I don't really have regrets. But that would have been like. Oh come on would have been nicer to handle that a little better. So moments like that to really sort of go back and sort unpack. We're like yeah no. That was not a your best moment. It seems like the hangover is. Were the bad parts when you talk about the effect of alcoholism. Well i mean. I suppose the fear an hangover's would unleash. I suppose great fear. And then what do you do to get rid of here but you drink more and so then you start to cycle over again and then when you're drinking you know you're hiding until then you know it's it's just a vicious kind of thing and you know the beauty of drinking. Is it everybody's exactly the same. Everybody thinks they're unique. Do get over and all the stuff in all this year diamond. Doesn't you know drinking snuck up on me. I wanted to become a drinker. You know all the actors. I admired kind of drinkers. And all that. I wanted to become so i made myself a drink or die was a very apt pupil. And then you know drink drink works until it doesn't and then it turns around at some invisible point and consumes the very thing that you were it was helping you with and so you know that line i like i think i quoted in the book takes drink. The drink takes a drink then. The drink takes demand. I think is very apt and Yeah so but again. that's just diamond. Doesn't story and i. I drank for several years. I took me several years to realize how to problem several years to do something about.
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"All the above us post but you know for my ego and vanity. I enjoyed the singular position of directing. There's no one else on the set. That's directing eso. I i think. I enjoyed having that unique position and i still enjoy that aspect of it. I like you know. I know how to work now. I've worked one hundred two hundred directors most of them not barely competent Kate a couple terrific most of the good craftsman but nothing you know most time directors particularly television or not concerning themselves with acting they just million things to think about mostly the clock and getting the and just getting it done getting together and i understand that completely so whenever i which i because i come from whenever i give attention to act shocked. Oh my god thank you for paying attention you know And i do pay attention because i cringe. I can't if i'm cringing back. i just can't take. I'm not going to tolerate i. Can't we fix this. You know you can't. I can't be cringing back there. And i have every actor neuroses. I understand them until. I'm able to help an actor and i can talk to them very quickly about how to get out of it and it always comes back to acting one. Oh one which is you came in here to get something get it. you know. it's the first thing you learn i. I've acting school and it's the thing people forget instantly you came into get ten dollars ten dollars from you. You don't wanna give me ten dollars. We have seen. We have conflict. And i'm gonna get ten dollars for their. I seduce you or browbeat you or whatever many different ways that i need that ten dollars. We're going to be fine. And i tell new actors and you know i say to jane fonda jane remember. You came in to get the ten dollars. Jesus thanks hackman. So i digress. What are we talking about is fun. Directing james spader on black jimmy. Because he's he's all the things i was talking about before he's you know he's very smart and he's very well prepared. You know the one thing that i find shocking. How unprepared so many actors are that you can show up unprepared. I find that shocking And so many are and because it's so close themselves so much problems so many problems by trying to pretend that they're not unprepared and it's just like transparent you don't know your lines here so okay let's just take it bit by bit. Then let's just call it what it is though. You didn't do your work what you can't. Of course say you know. People ask me of being acted as good preparation for directing. And i always say yeah to somewhat but really the best preparation for directing is having small children in is because you have to constantly redirect people from their own foibles neurosis into something else and you create a space and gocha. Here's the space this is. You can do anything you want in here but these are the boundaries. Yeah okay and you're mark. Hit your mark kid that and also just sort of like you. Don't tell the other actor what to do all handle that. You know what i mean. Don't worry you know one of the anyway. There's lots of things. But i i find it. I enjoyed it. And i love the technical aspect of it which was a great relief to me and it was great to me not to be stared at you know so when i started directing to not be the absolute focus of attention and yet have a unique position upon the set. I liked that. We'll wrap up with andrew mccarthy in just a minute when we come back from break has kids now kids who have seen weekend at bernie's the weird morbid comedy where two guys go on a long vacation with a corpse which begs the question. What do andrew mccarthy kids think of weekend at bernie's yeah that's right. We're not afraid to ask the tough questions. It's both high for maximum fund dot org. Npr investigations into police. Use of force and misconduct were secret in california until now we have two hours of interrogation tape to find out who'd assistant of police accountability really served. And who does it protect. Listen now to every episode of the new podcast our watch from npr and kick you dean. This message comes from npr sponsor discover- discover matches all the cash. Back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically with no limit on how much you can earn. It's amazing because of all the places where discover is accepted ninety nine percent of places in the us that take credit cards so when it comes to discover get used to hearing the s more often learn more at discover dot com slash match twenty twenty one nelson report limitations apply back. Welcome back to bullseye. I'm jesse thorn. Our guest is andrew mccarthy. He's an actor and director was a charter member of the brat. Pack in the nineteen eighties. He started opposite. Molly ringwald in pretty in pink and in saint elmo's fire along with being an actor and director. He's now a writer. A few months ago he released a memoir called brat an eighty store. It's about the brat. Pack era and how strange and painful and uncomfortable and thrilling. It was to be the epicenter of a cultural phenomenon. Mccarthy is being interviewed by our friend and correspondent julie klausner. I'm gonna ask you a couple of questions about pretty in pink which is one of my favorite s- and i hope that your affectionate toward it. I think it's it's very clear for the book how affectionate you are towards the films. That sort of may. I was particularly happy. To see that you had affection for mannequin. For example i love. I love mannequin. I mean i'm embarrassed to say a save space. Yeah it's i love all those movies now you know it did take me years as i ran from them. You know and but i love all of them are and for different reasons but monica's particularly sweet because it's such an open hearted innocent movie and for pretty in pink. Were you surprised when it needed to reshoot. Well no i wasn't particularly surprised Surprised to a successful like you know as a wrote in the book there. I didn't like when the original ending was there where i sort of dismissed into. Don't show up for the prom with her and all that kind of stuff. I mean i thought i have to back up. I thought the movie was ridiculous. Movie about a whole movie's going to be about a girl. One go to a dance and making address. I mean this is going to hold. And so clearly i was wrong and the original ending where i was. I thought you know unsatisfying. And so luckily when they did they did the test grading and the audience felt the same way. They loved the movie until that moment and they hated the movie. And you know john hughes being smart businessman. He is said okay. Let's shoot and that's your fault for being so dreamy. Well you know. Yes naturally joking but Well that was written to be that lovable tamale. You know because. I've molly got me that part. Because as you say the movie the part was written for like high school jock jock type square-jawed broad-shouldered kind of you know that guy and i was clearly not that but molly when i went into addition molly. You know. that's the guy and join us said that wimp and the rest is history as they say. But yeah that was all molly cost us thousands and re-shoots. Well yeah i mean but it had to end that way because there's a fairytale but it was just a little fair that that moves a little fairytale so.
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"This is bulls eye. I'm jesse thorn. our guest. Andrew mccarthy is an actor and director and a member of the brat pack is memoir is called brat an eighty story. He's being interviewed by writer and actor. Julie klausner you are very aware of the. I think we sort of touched on it. The emotional accessibility. You have as an actor but you also talk about having this sort of push pull of aloofness and sort of staying in your own internal perception of yourself. How do you reconcile that. You're not an actor that stays in character the whole time right you talked about how in pretty in pink really didn't talk to molly when you guys weren't shooting. Well no you don't have to walk around. Set calling me blaine. No not that literal I always found that kind of odd when people were literally doing that. Did you seemed weird to me. but emotionally. I certainly would try and keep myself into sort of zone. I suppose but. I had a lot and continue to in my life. Have a lot of ambivalence about most things you know. And that is. I think hindered some of my ambition Because he one step up two steps back and three step half step back you know the people that just sort of have no reflective gene and just drive forward. I look at them with. Aw and they always succeed. Wow look chew. I mean you have no shame you have no and they just succeed wildly and i'm just i marvel at them and i envy them but i don't really a part of me does But i very much have a of always you know question. So i'm always i do questioning and then i'm examining so you know it makes it uncomfortable existence at moments and it certainly hindered my Career if i and my ambitions certainly but it's on the other hand it's helped me to have a certain awareness and ability to see things from a different perspective as opposed to just my own and it's also i imagine part of the exercise of writing. This book was looking back and seeing well. That wasn't a missed opportunity. I just didn't want to do it. You talked about turning down an invitation to dinner with warhol and some of the factory folks. Yeah i well. That was interesting in that. It took me twenty years in someone else dimension it to me for me to stop feeling ashamed at missing. Ed saying no to that opportunity. You know that was so classically me. At that time i went. Yeah i wanna do it. Uncle i'm happy to have. Didn't you know they called me up. And so you didn't with andy tonight and sure love to and is it. They were just more and more anxious. Till finally i call them up for Cat jumped out the window. I i can't come. You know this ridiculous and for twenty five years. I think was just like oh man that would you idiot. You've missed so many opportunities like that. My wife we walking through a warhol exhibited a museum. My wife and i told her that story and i was expecting her to say just that. They'll they'll why do you always just get over yourself dude. She's we'll maybe just didn't want to be exploited or you know. Seen as an amusement i think is what she said out. Oh my god that's so largely true and there's also the diety of the social anxiety of it but there was also largely that part. I just didn't want to be you know so took me quarter century and someone else's insight to realize that what i did was fine but there was so much of i. Guess what writing. The book helped me discover that i did just fine and that so many of what i perceive we're mistakes and missed opportunities with simply who i was who i am and that it was fine. Fine and the things that limit me and stop my progress. Also part of my assets and you were turned off by hollywood after experiencing some of the most hollywood easy things that would make people say. I'm staying here forever. Which is living with jackie bissett. Well quit showbusiness right. That the second. I left jackson. You went out to dinner with liza and then you ended up at sammy's house later night. I mean these are hollywood. Experience did have you know. And i didn't turn off to hollywood so much. I just i enjoyed it. I i just didn't wasn't for me in my life. You know it wasn't interesting to me so it wasn't yes but going out to dinner and sitting next to lies and then go up to. Sammy davis junior's house. And you know and shooting pool with sammy and you know. It's so bizarre for this kid from new jersey at twenty one twenty two kind of how the hell did i get here but you know those people are all very kind to us and to me. You know. that's an old hollywood stored of still was around a bit and you know they regret and jacquelyn. Bissett was extraordinarily generous to me in kind and patient and loving he. You know and i was appreciative. You know i was in appreciative. Young person you know. I was a bit lost in. That wasn't hard to see and those people are very generous. And you were unstaged that something that you preferred or it was just different than acting on film. I know that you have this curiosity with the camera that directing was studying in theater program at nyu. When i got the i was kicked out of school. But i had been studying in school Theater and i always imagine. I would be in the theater because i couldn't have imagined being in the movies and i love doing you know i'd have to say to the state of the happiest times i've had professionally always been in the theater but i have such a nerves. I think on on first nights that i've often. I've sworn i'll never do it again. Every time i'm gonna first night and apply. I don't care how good it gets a little. Never do this to myself again. The anxiety and stress. I thought it was so much. But i i have the most satisfying i've ever felt was when i was on stage it professionally because that's a very alive experience but then having said that i didn't pursue it A you know dabbled back and forth in it over the years and didn't dedicate myself to that. So what is your attitude towards acting now. Because i know that you're definitely a more prolific director currently. Well yeah no direct. Use my day job now And yeah i mean direct. Lots of tv shows and travel writing. But i you know. I acted again. I'm just going to go out next week to act in something i direct. His show sometimes called good girls. And i been acting on that a little bit and i'm going to go out next week and do it again and i hadn't acted number of years till i did this. Bid on good girls. You know i was working with producer. Said you want this thing of this guy you wanna do which yeah sure i do. And then i found it very It was really much more fun than i remember. Being in an acting always used to cost me such anxiety. When i was younger and i just found it to be sort of that joke of the to fish swimming in the water and the one fish passes the differences pay into water. Find today and the other fish says what water. And that's how. I felt when i started acting again when i on the show just like all timidly who i am. You know i. I used to say it's not who i am. It's what i do. But i think it's it's who i am. That's how i located myself. I when i was fifteen years old and discovered acting. I discovered who i was. It helped me feel safe in the world and have my place in the world. And as i got away from it into other things but i think going back to it was Exciting in a certain way and sort of liberating. So you know and i have great respect now. Because i'm doing directing people all the time now and you know when i see good acting itis love it. How much of your attraction to directing had to do with your curiosity around the camera and what it does and how much of it is sort of more about having been on the other side of it and thinking. Oh it would be nice to be in control.
"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Found it you the minute. You label anything. You're done exploring it or examining entered being curious about it. You're that's what that is and we do. Have i do it every day. Still you know all the time we all do it. We just said there that yeah. I know what that is not interested and were wrong so often you know because just sort of see a headline or see something and then we box it and be done with it and I didn't i found that limiting. But you know all. That's what writing the book did for me was helped me to realize you know what the broad has become now all these years and decades later so i that we're still talking about it's ludicrous. And yet it's come to be this affectionately. Iconic term for generation of people about their recalled youth. it's not even about. I'm an avatar of people's youth. Now in a certain way they they they hear the brat. Pack nego- oh yeah remember man when we were in school and we went to those part and they're thinking and already they're talking about themselves. They're not even talking about movies. And that's what that. The broad pack is grown to become as that kind of touchstone for generation of people for that moment in youth when people are just coming into their own lives and stepping out and discovering who they are and there's no more exciting moment in life you know and so much of your career is sort of your own use captured in this battle and you talk about just the freshness and the nascent see in the discovery that you were able to sort of have a record of as a young actor you got the you know the the bad phases too but But for sure. I mean there is. I do talk about that in the book series. That moment when it's so attractive and people when they're just blossoming. It's like a flower that's opening up. You just stop and go. My god look at that rose. It's it is beautiful. When it's something is blossoming and there are scores of examples of people through the decades. You know james. Dean in east of eden is blossoming onscreen. Leonardo dicaprio in who's didn't greatest blooming onscreen and just like. Oh my god. They're wondrous and then. I'm talking about the acting. The acting happened to be very good those cases but it's more equality than skill said so and that capturing that and that's what i certainly had in my version of that in like pretty in pink almost fire and so that's what people respond to think about me. I i mean i might i might cringe a little bit some of the acting that i did. But the certainly that quality of of awakening that is attractive. What i think is also attractive about that. Area of your career is that you seem to be an acknowledgement of your romantic co star in the same way that you experience the wonder of watching yourself having this discovery you as an actor are so gifted at reacting to the object of your characters affection the way you look at her the way you fall in love on screen that i wonder if that's sort of part of it as well well. I like women so easy to fall into. Sometimes you know you can just fall in that thing and and we've all been there you know so you just sort of opened a floodgate a little bit and people project upon you but did you set out to make us all fall in love with you. Because it's not fair. This how you look at molly ringwald or even cottrell and mannequin. And you just had this sense of you know you're a little self deprecating about you. Know about your looks and your commented about rob lowe's but i think your status of a dream boat which i'm you're kind of like ambiguous about has so much more objectify me. He's exploiting clues. But i wonder if you see in your acting and obviously you cringe but just how beautiful you take in your partner. And i think as a girl growing up with your movies and falling in love with you as i had no choice but to do so much of that has to do with your regard for your partner. I don't know if there was some method in it like you really in love with molly ringwald. Even when you were an onscreen i was not in love with molly but i think one of the things about being in love is that you're interested in the other person and one of the things about could acting as you're actively listening and you're actively interested in you you you and it's like you want to drink someone up and i mean i i understood that and i understood what being in love is that i just the more baskin you wallow in you the better i feel so i'm just gonna keep wallowing in you. You know and i think i understood that and love stuff is unspoken. So it's just it is looks and things so turn on the turn on the air conditioning over here but i mean everyone wants to be seen and heard that just that everyone universally whether and when you direct your gaze and your full attention it someone. I remember meeting the actress. Linda hunt once years ago. Is it gonna do movie with her. And she took my hand and said hello to me as the only person in the room like i. She'd been waiting to meet me for years and she had no idea who i was. I had her full attention for the miniature grabbed my hand and set her nice. It was to meet me. And i was putty in her hands for the whole film. Because of that instant you know. So i think when we really stop and get over ourselves in turn our gaze out particularly that age the as is so often and and for some of us it never turns out but when we turn that gays out. It's you know it's powerful even more with andrew mccarthy still to come stay with us. It's bullseye for maximum fund dot org and npr. 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"j. mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"It's bullseye. i'm jesse thorn the brat. Pack as you may know is a term for a group of eight or so actors who starred in about a dozen movies in the nineteen eighties. Various configurations areas molly ringwald. Emilio estevez damore a bunch of others and among them. Andrew mccarthy mccarthy starred in saint elmo's fire played molly ringwald. It's love interest in pretty in pink. Beyond the brat. Pack movies mccarthy also performed in mannequin the joy luck club and another eighties classic. Weekend at bernie's in the last couple of decades he's been working more and more behind the camera. He's directed episodes of orange. Is the new black. The blacklist and good girls mccarthy always kind of pushed back on the label of being a brat. Pack actor he was an end into the whole nostalgia thing. But as you're about to hear something changed in mccarthy in fact he wrote a whole book about it brat. An eighty story is a memoir. That looks back on an era that changed his life forever. It talks about the strange position that he and the other members of the brat pack found themselves and back then barely old enough to drink but being labeled as the voice of a generation our friend and correspondent julie clouds. Ner read the book and was so taken by it. She sat down with mccarthy to talk about his memories of that time. Let's hear a little from an andrew mccarthy classic. I this is from pretty in pink. If you don't remember pretty in pink follows molly ringwald character. And she's torn between duckie her best friend and blame a preppy heartthrob mccarthy dream is he is of course place blame in this clip. He visits andy at her job to find a new record. We just got this glasses and really didn't like that. Oh my god record o q hip. Maybe two hip. Well thank. you can recommend something else that it was political something flannel ritchie. Teena marie madonna dov with deep. Very deep she's got such great style. Listen that's you andrew mccarthy. Welcome to bullseye. I loved your book and the first question kind of an obvious one. I'm sure you've heard. Why did you write this book. But i know that you didn't want to write this book originally and you certainly had issues with being associated with brat pack. So how did you write a book about not wanting to write a book about not wanting to be associated with the brad pack. Well that's the whole thing. Isn't it there Wh question to answer. I i for year. Well over the years. People have occasionally asked me if i would write a book about the brought back. I always said no instantly because it was just not of interest to me. And i think i'd spent my entire life since The brad pack since the mid eighties. I guess running from the to to some degree. And i finally sort of instead of running dragging it behind me just turned around and looked into it and i. I thought you know it had been this thing that dominated my life and my life is altered by those several years that i spent making those movies and being associated with the quote unquote brat. Pack so i you know and had changed who i became. You know much. And i had never looked at that and i thought you get old enough and you just kinda go. What what the hell went on there. And i just thought i could take clear. I look at it a couple of years ago. An editor asked me. So would you be interested in writing a book about the brought back and my answer was maybe which was surprising because it had always been a such a quick no so anyway i thought about it for six months and then i just started writing one night when i came home from work and i just started writing because i wanted to see if i had something to say for first of all if i had five remembered stuff i mean i used to drink a bit so you know i wanted to see if i remembered things and if i had something to offer and if i had something to learn from it myself. There's a joan diddy line. I'm paraphrasing but you know i right to find out what i'm thinking and i kind of scrapped. It out and to sort of what. What where my feelings about all that stuff. Which i found out you know i. Yeah you know so. That's why took so long. I suppose i just had run from well the brat pack article the sort of infamous article dubbing basically the casinos fires the brat pack. You wrote about it in terms of having done a lot of damage. I think both personally and then in terms of the culture at the time. And maybe. In retrospect do you think that the press is good. Press thing is a new idea. Is it always been a false idea. What do you think about exposure for the sake of exposure and what that article did and why it was. In your opinion. I guess negative. I don't know if it's always been a bad idea. I don't know if it is a bad idea. Now press is good press. I don't know if that's i. I don't know that. I totally disagree with that. But the brunt came about like you say he was supposed to be a small feature on amelia for Cinemas fire and he invited the writer out with him for drinks which is probably a good ill advised in hindsight and he took a little judd nelson and rob lowe and they went to the hard rock cafe and you know it would young guys who are in the movies and drinking do and those writer turned off to his subject and then it became this cover story of You know kind of this article quite sort of skate. Really and i remember. When i saw the photo of the on the cover of magazine. I was in the photo originally because he was a promos still from cinema fire and i think my elbow is still in it and i remember thinking they cut me the photo and then i read the article and i was like thank god. They cut me out of here fudo. And but i digress. I don't even remember you question you. All press is good press. There are people that would say. Hey at least tell handle it. I mean i reacted to negative way. I found it very pejorative which it was intended that way. But someone like rob blow just went and just embraced it from day one. and what. rob understood intuitively. I didn't get was it. The public never viewed it in this pejorative negative way that the media portrayed or the movie industry sought us and they always sort of Brought back. I love those movies. This guy you know as the ultimate sort of in group and who wouldn't want to be a part of that so rob who was smart enough to just embrace it and oil at a pass right through them whereas i found it very I took it personally and i. You know no who wants to be called a brat. And i.