Matt Braunger returns to Never Not Funny to regale Jimmy Pardo and Matt Belknap with tales of his life in comedy and his role on the hit comedy Up All Night. Braunger and the guys also discuss music, LA-area cult figures, and women in the Olympics.
Show notes after the link…
Jimmy talk(s) about all the talk(s) about getting rid of him as host
Free = no complaints / Fee = anger
Jimmy Pardo: Piano comic
Jimmy loves the piano, but synth is more portable
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Jimmy Glass shoutout for non-sponsored Frito-Lay products
FINALLY we get to the bottom of caloric differences in regular vs. honey roasted nuts (Degree of difficulty: serving size)
There’s deep confusion and depression over the nut problem
Jimmy has not one, but TWO $100 bills
Dan is still in his tight tee shirt
Jimmy is outraged at Eliot winking at the camera
Dan is allowed to wink as part of his complicated gesture
THE GUYS DON’T FUCKIN’ WINK!
Why does Eliot have his own camera?
Jimmy still wants a wall between talent and tech
Mr. Personality, hosted by Monica Lewinsky
Matt Braunger, three time visitor, is releasing Shovel Face
Braunger is whittling away into Lowly Worm
Up All Night is a show you should check out, and not just because Baunger is on it
Men are stupid in TV shows and commercials
Up All Night is in Jimmy’s top shows, exact position to be decided
Jimmy has some bad news for Braunger
Matt and Matt talk, so Jimmy takes a snack break
Who knows why Studio 60 failed? Oh, we all do.
John Lutz, talented and funny performer
My job is better than your job!
“I’m gonna get a brat!”
Shovel Head, soon to be released
Matt Braunger insists his new special and album will called Shovel Fighter
Add “face” to anything for comedic effect
Jimmy weighs in on the top-of-mind topic John Meyer’s breakup with Taylor Swift
Jimmy has NO PROBLEM giving his opinion in the safety of the Never Not Funny studio
How Jimmy handles his duties at Conan
Mispronunciation for fun and profit, but not profit
Greg Proops’s gift of comedic mispronunciation
Jimmy Shelter, Rolling Stones cover act
This is a bad episode of Amazing Stories
Favorite cover band name
Iron Maiden: nerd metal
Never Not Funny Volume I features Matt’s fear of Iron Maiden
Hey! They sold a NNF Volume I recently!
Who’s in for a Schmidt hunt?
Tchaikovsky vs. Tolstoy
Styx: High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Styx vs. Andrews Sisters
Jimmy has apparently been putting a lot of thought into his heavy metal cover version of Coffee in a Cardboard Cup
Do you want to be treated by a moonlighting doctor?
Minneapolis Rainbow Bridge
Boco_T (Matt) gets a shoutout
Jimmy pinches his finger in the mic arm
Matt thinks Jimmy hurt himself on the microphone wind screen, but thank goodness he didn’t and thank goodness Matt has not jinxed Jimmy by mentioning it was possible
Shakira heals Jimmy
Braunger avoids sexual hinting
Braunger doesn’t want Chad to feel weird
Fixing a car for an attractive lady
Doug Anthony Hutchinson and Courtney Alexis Stodden show up at Matt’s Trader Joe’s
Angeline and her car as permanent accessory
Dennis Woodruff, filmmaker
Jimmy is comfy!
Dan Katz emptied the trash during the break, but who fills it up?
Braunger’s hip, one bedroom apartment with a made-up address
Joe Walsh vs. The Eagles
Life’s Been Good is a funny song, Matt says
The Eagles were a country band
Braunger’s new album, Face to Face
Silver Spoons, unwatched by Jimmy
Jimmy’s creepy mechanic is better than Gilmartin’s but not as good as Elwood’s
The Conan golf tournament was fun and funny
Broken-footed Mike Siegel carried Jimmy’s team. With a broken foot.
Jimmy’s golf frequency as declined dramatically
“We’re havin’ fun, that’s all that matters!”
Braunger’s new album Matt Braunger Brings the Heat
Real name of Matt’s album: Shovel Fighter
Braunger’s greeting card store career
Tonya Harding’s career and white trash husband
Dan found pertinent information faster than he has ever found anything ever, but it’s the wrong information
Jimmy gets creepy about Tonya Harding
Matt recalls Joe Millionaire
Here begins the complicated, confusing, convoluted bet between Matt, Braunger, and Jimmy; seems like Matt is screwed from the outset
Braunger’s creepy backrub-betting guy character should be on his next album Face 2 Face II: Back to Faceville
The convoluted betting goes on
Matt is determined to make his losing bet happen
Oh my God, Jimmy cut himself on the microphone windscreen, just like Matt feared!
Women’s skeet shooting will be the most high-profile event of the Olympics
Land O’ Lakes knees-as-boobs self-pleasuring
Jimmy belongs to the Dollar Shave Club
The details of this skeet shooting bet have really got to be ironed out
There should probably be a first aid kit in-studio, and the show is actually still going
AK-47 gone, not forgotten
In-Studio Notes by Dan Katz
0 – Jimmy talks about the negative feedback he got when Mike Schmidt left the show 5 years ago. Jimmy plays the fake piano. Jimmy used to consider learning the opening of Chicago’s “Saturday in the Park.” Jimmy does an extended fake piano riff strictly for the video opening for season 12. The guys try to figure out whether honey roasted peanuts are healthier than regular peanuts.
5 – Eliot winks and it sends Jimmy into a fury. Guest Matt Braunger is brought into the mix.
10 – Jimmy loves “Up All Night,” which Braunger appears on.
15 – The guys talk about what works and doesn’t work on TV shows.
20 – The guys talk about stand-up VS improv. The guys talk about rivalries in general.
25 – The guys talk about how adding the word “face” to any phrase is very funny. The guys shit on John Mayer. The guys talk about loving to mispronounce things on purpose.
30 – The guys talk about punny cover band names.
35 – Jimmy looks up Styx lyrics.
40 – Jimmy gets hurt.
45 – The guys talk about busting up innuendos.
50 – The guys talk about grotesque fame whores.
0 – Dan took the trash out during the break. Jimmy tries to figure out who filled the trash. Braunger talks about his apartment. The guys talk about The Eagles.
5 – Jimmy talks about the Conan golf tournament.
10 – Matt Braunger explains the meaning of his title “Shovel Fighter.” Matt talks about working at a greeting card store.
15 – The guys talk about the Tonya Harding scandal.
20 – The guys make a very complicated bet.
25 – Jimmy gets hurt again and bleeds.