30B – Walking in L.A. with Jose Arroyo

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In studio notes by Garon Cockrell
Editing and additional notes by Darryl Asher

Twitter/Insta – @JoseArroyoWrite

00 Welcome to 30B!

Cardi B vs Nicki Minaj? Did Jimmy see one of them at the mall?

It was Nicki! She made an appearance there in 2012.

Pills N Potions is the Nicki show.

I’m back!

My shirt is approved!

10 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_(James_Bond)

Richard Kiel is Jaws in Moonraker.

Matt and fam are watching How I Met Your Mother

Bond Songs – https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/music/g26729930/james-bond-theme-songs-ranked/

Concert tickets and lines chat!

Jimmy wonders if Matt ever got special privileges because of AST. Not until he started booking a show and even then he’d only sit off to the side.

20 – M Bar talk. Eliot has a story about doing a show there.

Jose Arroyo is here!

25 – No positive tests for us yet!

Paint and Signage know the kitchen is our green room now.

Jimmy wonders what Jose got up to while he was waiting.

Coffeemaker updates.

30 – Jimmy’s gonna read about the coffee makers.

What is a $300 toaster?!

TikTok Toaster – https://www.foodnetwork.com/how-to/packages/shopping/articles/balmuda-toaster-oven-review

35 – Jose donated his house to his ex-wife.

Talking Conan folks who’ve been here.

Jose was the Bowel Owl on Conan.

45 – “You always look like you’re on your way to angrily complain to someone.” – Dan Cronin to Matt about his walking

Jose was also on The Weekly Awards pilot that Jimmy did.

Jimmy just has to accept that he and Jose won’t be friends.

Zoom exaggerates the size of Jimmy’s forehead.

The Racecar of Podcasting.

Little Danny is playing Weird Al. (Daniel Radcliffe)

50 – https://www.amazon.com/Somewhere-L-Book-Hours/dp/B09HG4JX62/ref=sr_1_1?crid=31191Z74J3OGS&keywords=somewhere+in+la+jose+arroyo&qid=1645734521&sprefix=somewhere+in+LA+%2Caps%2C212&sr=8-1

Jimmy announces that Oliver is funnier than everyone in this room.

We’ll be right back!

55 – Jose gives some examples of his book. He wrote AND did the artwork.

We’ll be back!

60 – Welcome back!

Cardi B 30 B!
Jimmy sends his support for Ukraine.

Jose doesn’t think the army wants him, he’s almost blind.

Peacemaker talk.

Jimmy lays it down here, he’s gonna fight John Cena when he sees him.


What’s Jimmy’s wrestling nickname?

1h5m – The Plantar Fascist! Jimmy’s in.

Jose talks about his marriages. He’s been married twice.

Jose used to go to church every Sunday. He now considers himself in Catholic Reserves.

1h10m – Jose grew up in Ithaca, NY.

Jose talks about the fight he got in as a kid and being one of 7 kids!

He got into this fight in defense of his brother.

1h15m – We learn more about Jose’s siblings.

Jose hasn’t been to a theater since the pandemic.

Talking movies.

Jimmy enjoyed Uncharted and Blacklight (admits its bad though).

Talking about theater audiences.

1h20m – Matt talks about his obsession with The Gilded Age.

Cynthia Nixon ran for Governor.


Different Seasons is the book Matt was referring to!


1h25m – Jose talks about his daughter going to college.

Jose talks about the time at Conan and overlapping with Jimmy. He says Jimmy was “born in the lightning round.”

Jose did monologue AND sketch writing at Conan which not many other people did.

1h30m – Everybody’s got a horn man.

Round the horn!

Q folks are idiots.

I’ve seen movies! Death on the Nile, and more.

1h35m – Jimmy wants to know about writing monologue jokes. Jose would usually do 20 jokes or observations A DAY.

Mushroom Dick’s! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_P93bwCQaI

Dan Aykroyd – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psi_Factor


Jimmy talks about seeing a ghost car.

Jose talks about the small Spanish town he spent summers in and scary stories he’d heard from family, including one where his aunt had a dream where her sister (his mother) was saying get the rat off me. She went to her grave afterwards and a giant rat crawled out of it.

1h45m – Hello Eliot!

John Mellancamp talk.

Talking nice celebrities.

1h50m – The Floor is open for questions!

Eliot has a question about monologues and the obscurity of a topic.

“We will never do this joke.” – Conan written on a joke of Jose’s along with a drawing of himself. Jose framed it.

1h55m – Matt gets first pick!

Matt picks Bose
Jose picks Boeing
Jimmy picks Blackberry
My pick is Bombas

Airplane and hangar talk!

2h5m – We hear the fans!

Jimmy has a dishwasher story.

Fridge talk!

Ben & Jerry’s Core flavors – https://www.delish.com/food/news/a40598/ben-jerrys-core-flavors/

Foldable Iphone/Ipad: https://www.macrumors.com/2022/02/21/apple-exploring-20-inch-foldable-macbook/

Jimmy’s ready for any vaccine.

2h20m – Matt asks Jose if he’d ever done stand-up. He had, and it was his first dream. He realized he wasn’t cut out for the touring life.

2h25m –

Eliot’s answer is…

5) BMW
4) Barneys
3) Barnes and Noble
2) Bartle’s and James

No winner and no one is happy.

We got some King Cake!

Thanks Mason!!

Strong first showing Jose!

Armed to the teeth with dumbbells!

We’re done!

My pleasure,

Garon/The Beast/Mush Mouth Shy Guy/The Notekeeper/Lazy Queen/Sloth/Little Asshole