For episode 1102 of Jimmy Pardo’s award-winning podcast Never Not Funny, Jimmy and Matt Belknap welcome Tommy Johnagin. They guys talk about Tommy’s time on Last Comic Standing, Jimmy throwing out the first pitch/toss at a Chicago White Sox game, and the finer points of catching a foul ball without being an ass about it or getting killed or injured.
We welcome all kinds, including Hispantics, Jews, Gentiles, Goys, Eye-talians and others
Eliot’s new video intro is awesome, so he’s fired
Weird Al’s fake Beatles parody Day Workers
Eliot has a magician’s jacket
Dan’s Van Halen shirt is too small
Jimmy had a high school letter jacket, believe it or not
The high school sports career and letter jacket of Wheels Belknap
Jimmy wears the clothes of the stars
Matt’s Sundance jacket
Jim Glass from Frito-Lay sent more snacks
Eliot’s video looks great, despite Jimmy wanting nothing to do with it
Eliot survives a RARE compliment from Jimmy
Jimmy falsely assumes no one cares about how he’s doing
Jimmy’s attention span is shorter than a goldfish (No emails about the Mythbusters goldfish episode, please)
The many awards of Never Not Funny
aspecialthing.com won an award from Rooftop Comedy, but is now a desert
Tommy Johnagin and Jimmy met “in the middle of nowhere” but not Montana
It was Rapid City, home of Mt. Rushmore and other interesting things that Jimmy stubbornly refused to see because it might involve dealing with people
Tommy was on Last Comic Standing and is from somewhere in Illinois
Basketball talk, featuring Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr
Every car dealer in Detroit is a former Lions player
Jimmy is mad at Eliot for laughing at something that isn’t funny
Jimmy needs to find a Japanese room divider or prostitute
Yes, Jimmy used the term “Jap pro”
Tommy Johnagin lost Last Comic Standing to Felipe Esparza
Tommy is just fine being a sore loser
Mike Kaplan: white guy with glasses
Jimmy made Tommy take off his prescription sunglasses
Dan will fetch Tommy’s real glasses, by the gear-shifter-thing
Dan’s condescending shoulder-tap leaves Jimmy silently stunned
By how many votes did Tommy lose?
News flash: people treat losers different than winners
Recapping the Last Comic Standing comics
Dan is back in a tight four minutes, and a tight shirt
Jimmy confronts Dan’s condescending tap, which Dan says signified friendship
Dan slept at the rehab, which may have contibuted to the shoulder-tap
Dan is not at liberty to say what happens at the rehab WHETHER THE MICROPHONES ARE ON OR OFF, GOOGLE!
A helicopter near Jimmy’s house was yelling at traffic
Jimmy was not sitting around in his robe and flip-flops; robe and house shoes, maybe
Jimmy has a reason for the helicopters in Matt’s West Hollywood neighborhood
Jimmy talks about throwing out the first pitch at the White Sox game
Jimmy gets distracted from his own story by his own finger
Interrupting the White Sox story for an update on last week’s zoo story
Jimmy is bruised from the zoo-tackle
Jimmy’s request for the zoo video is ignored
Interrupting the zoo story, which interrupted the White Sox story to take care of in-studio audio issues
Back to the White Sox by way of Jimmy Dreams
Comiskey, not Cominskey, you white trash asshole hillbillies
Jimmy’s dad doesn’t listen to Never Not Funny, and that’s… okay!
Jimmy’s pre-pitch interview
First pitch vs. first toss
Gold Coast seats at the White Sox game may involve waiting on tables
“Who wants a beef?”
Jimmy practiced his throw in the days prior to his pitching
FYI: Little league baseball diamond: 45 feet from mound to plate; Pro diamond: 60 feet
No where to warm up at the field
Jimmy’s pre-pitch interview was on the Jumbotron
Jimmy gets a White Sox jersey
Jimmy’s ball reaches the catcher’s mitt; ball or strike? We may never know!
Oliver is proud of Jimmy
A quick recap of last week’s foul-catching story
Tommy’s lack of experience in fielding from the stands
Tommy’s hint for husbands: if your wife is smacked in the face with a baseball, stop watching the game
Jimmy starts the show with a mouthful of nuts, but don’t call him about it!
Tommy and Jimmy love c’shews
Tommy’s family; you may need an organizational chart
Jimmy listens to Prime Country
Jimmy gets into an argument with a country fan that exists in his head
Loving and hating Trace Adkins
You’re Gonna Miss This
Do terrorists cry?
Joe Diffie Google Alert
Dan is still looking up Japanese room dividers
Jimmy’s 1994 Jennifer breakup turned him on to pop-country
Coulda Been Me
Meeting Jackie Mason: great the first time
Tommy sings all country songs just like Coulda Been Me
Tommy and Jimmy geek out over the best country songs
Matt deconstructs country
Country Matt should be a new character to complement Cajun Jimmy
Ty Herndon’s tragic life, arrest, and weight gain
Jimmy’s 2am rest area bathroom proposition
Tommy’s similar experience
Sleeping (or not) in rest areas
Tommy’s better option for sleeping on the road: truck stops
Tommy’s CD sales
How much to charge for CDs
Tommy needs to be on AST Records, or Jimmy’s go-to record label
Never Not Funny Volume I in the Conan gold tourney gift bags
Tommy’s soon-to-be born baby might be a fighter
Matt’s daughter does not conform the rules of society
The Dick Van Dyke baby birth episode is before Tommy’s time
Tommy’s comedy beginnings
New Year’s Ever comedy shows
Comedy Club owners: finger food lovers!
Comedy Club owners: there’s a few good ones
Jimmy misses his Anka-like “cleaning house” rants
Jimmy calls Tommy’s podcast bluff
Jimmy’s Dan Katz impression
Matt: “The fans of country music might not know how to get a podcast”
Lookit dem boots!
Random country songs and artists
Dan Katz: fast in a crisis, slow at the internet
A gentle, low-key hammer-slice
Go see Tommy Johnagin live!
Tommy: “How do you mug me now, standin’ thar with you!”
AK-47 gone, not forgotten
In-Studio notes by Dan Katz
0 – We welcome all races to NNF. Eliot did a great job on the video intro to season 11 and is fired. Dan is wearing a tight Van Halen shirt.
5 – Jimmy and Matt talk about high school letterman jackets.
10 – Jimmy yells at Eliot for getting up out of his chair. The guys talk about the new NNF shelf. Jimmy gives the history of his friendship with guest Tommy Johnagin.
15 – The guys talk about basketball. Jimmy thinks about getting a Japanese prostitute to deal with separating the NNF tech from the talent.
20 – 25: Dan leaves to get Tommy’s glasses.
30 – Dan didn’t get a lot of sleep last night. Jimmy talks about a helicopter situation from last night.
35 – Jimmy’s zoo situation mentioned last week appears to have been covered up.
40 – 50: Jimmy talks about getting to throw the opening pitch at a White Sox game.
55 – The guys talk about when Jimmy’s son Oliver got the foul ball at the Angels game. Tommy talks about when a woman got hit in the face with a ball.
0 – Jimmy just ate a bunch of cashews. Tommy explains his family tree. Jimmy and Tommy both like country music.
5 – The guys talk about emotional terrorists.
10 – The guys talk again about country music again.
15 – Jimmy and Tommy talk about guys jerking off in front of them at rest stops.
20 – The guys talk about gold and c-sections.
25 – Jimmy and Tommy talk about a club they used to do called Comedy Etc.
30 – Jimmy talks about cleaning house. The guys talk about country music again.