2116 – Making it to the Couch with Paul Reiser

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

Paul Reiser


00 – Welcome in! 2116! Sweet sixteen!

Talking Playing Games. Pcast Blast AND SF Sketchfest!

Bill Idol! Sweet Sixteen, Matt wins that round.

Welcome in!

Sixteen Candles – The Crests


Talking Compilation albums.

Age of Consent if you are curious – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_consent

Charlie rose sexual harassment charges – https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/eight-women-say-charlie-rose-sexually-harassed-them–with-nudity-groping-and-lewd-calls/2017/11/20/9b168de8-caec-11e7-8321-481fd63f174d_story.html?utm_term=.c8947f4892db

Oliver is obsessed with Richard Blade.

More Richard Blade talk.

10 – Pet Shop Boys – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Shop_Boys

Dr. Hook Only 16 –

New Jordal Swingers –

Talking Charlie Rose. Talking Sexual Harrassment.

15 – Matt went to see Bright Star. He enjoyed it but says that the book isn’t the star (Jimmy has heard the book is atrocious)

Talking The Ahmanson and seeing Fun Home. It was the wrong night for the tickets that Matt had but they were able to switch them out.

20 – Celebrity Sighting at Bright Star! Two sightings!

Mary Holland! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Holland_(actor)

The other one is a tall white actor.

Talking tall Asians.

Cedric Yarbourough!

30 – Jimmy’s watched our guest’s entire series already.

Jimmy is going to see Spamilton this weekend.

Danielle got a Kia Soul EV.

He talks about the cost of the car and why they decided to do it.

It all worked out for them.

Paul Reiser is here!!

35 – He’s here to see Jimmy! We’re just icing on the cake.

There’s Johnny! Red Oaks, Stranger Things.

He created and co-wrote There’s Johnny.

We’ll be back!

Welcome back!

Jimmy watched all of There’s Johnny over the weekend.

Danielle went to see Ira Glass, Oliver went to bed, and Jimmy binged the show.

I saw Three Billboards and so did Paul! He loved it.

Talking Woody Harrelson.

I also saw Wonder.

40 – Jimmy will cry at the drop of the hat.
Justice League talk.

Gal is short for Gallagher?


Amityville Horror talk.

Always have friends fancier than you – Paul Reiser.

45 – Paul was at Phil Rosenthal’s place to see Three Billboards. Phil has fancy screenings at his place often.

Paul talks merch he sells and signs. He talks about connecting with people who were fans of Mad About You.

Talking about Paul’s new action figure – https://www.amazon.com/Aliens-Hadleys-Deluxe-Action-Figure/dp/B0764HJBSD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511219965&sr=8-1&keywords=Burke+Aliens+action+figure

Talking going to Phil’s house.

Eliot’s here! He bought some crypto currency and tells us about it.

50 – Talking Crypto Currency.

Jimmy wonders if Aliens was fictitious.

Foster Brooks. Did Paul like Foster Brooks at all?! Paul enjoyed him.

55 – Paul talks about the stuff he liked when he was younger. Ed Sullivan and the comics that he saw on the show: Pryor, Kline, etc. Allen King and more.

Alan King on The Ed Sullivan Show

Paul tells a story about The Beatles hanging out with comedians.

Talking about Ed Sullivan Show and the Beatles appearances as well as the format of the show.

60 – Jimmy asks about Paul’s first TV Stand up appearances. He talks about the first appearance on The Tonight Show.


Paul tells a story of Tim Allen’s appearance on The Tonight Show where he didn’t know to walk to the mark.

Jimmy talks about bombing on The Tonight Show. (possibly second comic after 9/11) Jimmy relates it to what Paul was talking about it.

Doing The Tonight Show was the only currency (even before bitcoin) for comedians per Paul.

1h5m – Paul tells a story about Johnny instinctually knowing what Paul was going to do during a joke he was telling.

1h10m – Paul was supposed to co-host The Tonight Show once but there was a strike either writers or directors so it didn’t happen.


Paul talks more about hosting shows and guest hosting late night shows.

We’ll be right back!

We’re back! 2116! Jimmy’s having some body issues again. Paul thinks it’s with being in his presence.

1h15m – Talking Hamilton with Paul. They all love it. Paul calls it Spectacular.

The Mother Fucker with the Hat – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Motherfucker_with_the_Hat

Jimmy talks about There’s Johnny. He says that it builds nicely.


Jimmy and Paul talk about the show and how accurate it is and the processes of writing it and uses clips from the real Tonight Show.

1h20m – Paul talks about a story where Johnny got a death threat and a ransom and how they turned that into a story on the show.

Johnny Carson: FBI Agent Said He Had “Brass Balls” After Death Threat and Secret “Ransom” Drop

1h25m – Talking about Albert Brooks and how he’d try his stuff on the show for the first time.

1h30m – Continuing talking There’s Johnny. Tony Danza is on the show and he is great.

Talking about how they got Johnny’s voice and how most of it is really his voice.

Watch There’s Johnny on Hulu!


Chuck McCann – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564841/#self

1h40m – Sevens with Paul!

Jimmy gives to Paul Reiser: 7 (Movies – Comedy)

We’ve learned a lot this episode.

1h45m – Thanks Paul!

See you next time!

My pleasure,

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