Curious is what I am, about people, places, and things. I’ve been so lucky to have met a tableau of interesting characters and people in my journey on this earth, and I constantly want to find out what makes them tick—what their human experience has been like. Be it someone who’s super famous, someone who’s going through a life transition, someone who’s got a very specific job or upbringing—if it sparks my interest I want to get in deep, and learn more about it. For the most part, this will be funny, but at other times we may get a little emotional, a little deep. Overall, we’re just going to try and find out how people get by on this earth.
Actress and Filmmaker, Lina has everything to offer from being a fearless Director to the best scene partner. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from Harvey Weinstein, why guys should stop being creepy and the best worst audition stories.
His IG account is the greatest thing that's happened to the internet and his beverage company might one day be worth a billion dollars. From one Josh to another, I love this man. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from strip club foods, jewish biker gangs and why Donald Trump has an incredible butt.
Youtuber, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, Casey crushes it on many levels. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why work will set you free, how to get invited to the Oscars and why you should always have a strong fantasy life.
From Limp Bizkit to directing films, Fred is a man of many talents, passions and experiences. I feel lucky to have known him for over a decade, he's one of the great ones. We chop it up GOOD and talk about having his house burn down, how he looks at music and why you should never try to battle him in a break dancing competition.
MadTV is one of my favorite shows of all time and Will was one of the best cast members they ever had. A brilliant comedian and actor, Will and I chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from eating edibles, hot to handle bullies and why it's okay to sleep with your best friends wife.
Whether it’s New Girl or Spider-Man: Spiderverse, Jake is able to bring his trademark wit and chops to everything he does. We chop it up GOOD and talk about becoming successful in your thirties, not having Dads and why you can’t take work home with you.
Chapelle Show, he created the Chapelle show. Oh and he wrote Half Baked, has a brilliant comedy special on Netflix called 3 Mics and basically helps the funniest people be even funnier. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why my face won't let me be a leading man, why you should never ask anyone what they're working on and his new show he's making for DOMINOS.
YouTube Sensation and Social Media Star. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from making three million dollars in three days, why no one talks shit to your face and why hard work beats talent.
Johnny Cash, Jay Z, Beyonce, Robin Williams, David Bowie, Steve Jobs and more, Mark Romanek has worked with all of them. He is one of my favorite directors and a hero of mine. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why Rick Rubin is just a zen chubby kid from Long Island, why a quarter of a second was important to Steve Jobs and why you should never say the word "Vision."
Actor, Musician and now Podcaster, Simon is one of my favorite people in this crazy business. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why Charlie Sheen needs two private jets, why we love Amanda Bynes and why kids music sucks. Listen to Simon's podcast NERVOUS REX!
Psychiatrist and author, Phil Stutz, has been a preeminent voice in helping people for over 40 years through his private practice and his books The Tools and Coming Alive.He is known for helping top CEOs, actors, producers, writers and even John Stamos. We chop it up GOOD and talk about how two Academy Awards won’t make you happy, what it’s like when a patient calls you in the middle of attacking someone and why if you weren’t so stupid, you’d realize how great you have it.
Chef and VICELAND host. Matty and I chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why French cooking is so respected, why you shouldn't send food back and why you should go to the hospital if you have chest pain. Check out Matty's new cookbook out now!
Actor in more shows than I can count, Mark-Paul has managed to be majorly successful and a dope human being. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from Saved by the bell, why we don’t trust nice people and why free stuff is awesome. Check out his show THE PASSAGE on FOX!
Whether it's Curb your Enthusiasm or The Goldbergs, Jeff Garlin is a comedic force in everything he does. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from how to be a wise man, why Larry David doesn't mean to hurt your feelings and why I've got a sweet face.
Ben Baller did the chain. If you haven't heard that phrase before, don't worry you will. If you're famous, powerful or rich, Ben has probably made you some jewelry. Ben and I chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why Dr Dre likes it when you put your name in a song, why you should always pay your self first and how much Michael Jackson curses.
Ep. 41 | Nick Bilton (New York Times, Vanity Fair)
Nick is a prolific writer/reporter and his books, Hatching Twitter and American Kingpin are two of my favorites. Nick and I chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why you need to pick fights you can win, why social media is hurting our brains and why driving a Honda Civic doesn't make you any less of a billionaire douche.
Pete Holmes is a brilliant comedian and one of my fave podcast hosts. Pete and I chop it up GOOD and talk about why alcohol is a lie, why it’s good to remember you might be wrong and why Francis Ford Coppola hates me.
Radio Host, Author, Master Shit Talker, Jude has made art of some of the craziest life stories ever. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why sex is overrated, getting robbed while wearing a brand new sweater and why it’s good to have vision.
One of the greatest actresses of our time, Rosie has worked with everyone from Peter Weir to Spike Lee and is unforgettable in everything she does. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from growing up in the system for 8 years, what it's like to be discovered by Spike Lee and why you should always drink the good stuff.
Want a first class flight for next to nothing? Brian Kelly is your man. Brian is the points prodigy behind the juggernaut travel website TPG.com. Brian and I chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from proper plane etiquette, how to maximize your points and why Danny Devito loves a good selfie. Check out Brian’s podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talking-points/id1441659097?mt=2
Ep. 36 | Ravi Patel (Wonder Woman, Meet the Patels)
Actor, Director and more, Ravi is one of a kind whether you like it or not. I was lucky enough to meet him on the set of our very cancelled tv show GRANDFATHERED and from that, I've been able to watch him be a hilarious character actor, direct a documentary and start a company that literally saves lives. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from how to be a good Dad, why it's better to be famous and how we're moving to Denver and or Charlotte and or Asheville.
Actress, Artist, Bowler. Carly is a triple threat and she is not afraid to admit it. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why the world needs more art, what it's like having Miley Cyrus as a camp friend and why you should judge me for not watching The Office. Check out Carly's art here, it's incredibly dope https://www.instagram.com/carlychaikinart
Lisa Lampanelli is saving the world and she doesn't give a shit whether you like it or not. She's conquered comedy, weight, and now she's taking everything she's learned and blessing us with an hour lesson on how to get your damn life together.
We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why Gucci shoes will never make you happy, why you should always go where it's warm and why it's okay to do the thing you love and not necessarily the thing you're good at.
Entrepreneur, Investor, Speaker and my favorite title for him The Russian Rumbler. Gary and I chop it up GOOD and talk about why you shouldn't give a shit about what other people think, why you should teach your kids not to say dumb shit and why being famous on Instagram is a real career path. Check out Gary's new shoes, they're super dope https://kswiss.com/pages/darkclouds
Author, Media Strategist, Entrepreneur, Stoic and more. Ryan is so much smarter than me and I LOVE IT. I feel so lucky to call him a friend and also know who my first call will be when I say the wrong thing on the podcast one day. Ryan and I chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why Lance Armstrong deserves more credit, what it was like watching American Apparel implode and why we all need to do a better job controlling our impulses.
The author of 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, his new book The Laws of Human Nature and more. Robert is a master which is why so many powerful people seek his counsel and he decided to slum it with me for an hour to give some guidance! Robert and I chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from what it’s like to sit on the board of American Apparel as it implodes, why you should never outshine the master and why Donald Trump will always take the free lunch. To find out more about Robert and his books, check out http://powerseductionandwar.com/
Comedian and Roast Master General, Jeff Ross has solidified himself as one of the best comedians of his generation and he does it all with a smile. Jeff and I chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from the 1st amendment, why people are too sensitive and how he would roast President Trump. Check out Jeff's new special BUMPING MICS with Dave Attell on Netflix NOW and his podcast THICK SKIN https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/thick-skin-with-jeff-ross/id1309231011?mt=2
FUBU, Shark Tank, Baller. Daymond is an entrepreneur who has been prolific in the fashion game for over 25 years and now with Shark Tank has become an investor in some of the biggest companies to date on the show. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from what it's like to be told you have stage 2 cancer, working at red lobster and why Ol Dirty Bastard will never pay you back.
He created Everybody Loves Raymond, what else is there to say? A LOT. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from his new Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil, what it’s like when the president of a studio passes on your new show and why restaurants with loud music are bullshit.
Alex Honnold is the only person to ever free solo El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, a 3000 ft. ascent without a rope. That is chronicled in his new movie FREE SOLO. Alex and I chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from what it's like to be 2500 feet up and not freak out, why you should be intentional about the choices you made and why Mcflurry's are bullshit. See Alex's new movie FREE SOLO in theaters now.
Legendary Skateboarder, SiriusXM Radio God and just a solid dude. Jason and I chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why hallucinogens can be therapeutic, why if you're an asshole there's no hope for you and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Brilliant comedian, airplane pilot and all around sweet human, Dave is completing my Full House Uncle trifecta. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from opening up for Robin Williams, why he has 10 boxes of Joey Gladstone dolls and what it sounds like when LL cool J passes gas.
Big wave surfing god, fitness aficionado and all around mensch of a man. Laird and I chop it up GOOD and talk about riding 80 foot waves, doing workouts without breathing and how to not get punched out in the surf lineup.
Josh Gad is a mensch of a human. Can't believe we got him on the podcast to be honest, but he's the kind of guy you lead with when trying to get other guests. "Love to have you on my podcast, we actually just had Josh Gad on." Boom! Obama says yes from the mere mention of his name. Josh has been in little known movies such as Frozen, Beauty and the Beast and Pixels to name a few. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from calling Josh Groban, why you should work at Trader Joes if you want to succeed in Hollywood and what it's like to be part of one of the biggest Broadway shows ever.
Matthew Cole Weiss wrote and directed his first feature film at 21, rode in a limousine with Ben Affleck looking for college parties, had Freddie Prinze Jr ask him to stop texting him and played Young White Male in a Spike Lee Joint. Matt has done it all, from writing and directing movies with Amy Adams to working for entertainment news giants like TMZ and People. He's also my friend. Matt and I chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from why famous people are more interesting, why famous people will break your heart and why famous people are the ones who usually call the paparazzi.
Tommy Chong has lived an insane life. He’s toured the world as half of the duo Cheech and Chong, had hit albums and movies, oh and served nine months in prison for making, you guessed it, bongs. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from how he met Cheech, why marijuana is like exercise and Donald Trump conspiracy theories.
Crazy Stupid Love, This is Us, Cars, Dan Fogelman is the most powerful person in my phone and he emails me back absurdly quick. Dan and I chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from improvising with Al Pacino, bad reality television and what it takes to maintain creative control of your work. Check out his new movie LIFE ITSELF 9/21.
Comedian, Director, Buffalo wing eater and so much more, Bob Saget is truly one of one. Bob and I have been friends for a few years now and behind the sharp wit and massive success is just a sweet kid from Philly. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from working as a comedian for almost 40 years, being friends with Tom Hanks and Amazon Prime.
The only thing even remotely as big as Retta's talent is her love for HAMILTON. I've been lucky enough to know Retta for over a decade and she's one of those rare individuals who is as magnetic on screen as she is off. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from fucbois on Twitter, how to improvise with Amy Poehler and why you should think twice before saying our catchphrases.
If you see Nēv Schulman at your door, you can be certain that person you were chatting with on the internet is not who they said they were. Nēv is incredibly smart, thoughtful and we chop it up GOOD. We talk about everything from being in the same dance company, how to tank an audition and how I was catfished ten years ago. The Sean finale of Catfish airs this Wednesday at 8/9C on MTV.
Jordan Rock is an exceptional human being. He’s unfairly funny, talented and cool. We met 2 years ago on our Netflix movie Take the 10 and we’ve been thriving ever since. We chop it up GOOD and talk about everything from being part of the most famous comedy family, why Kanye should stick to music and how it doesn’t matter how many people want your number in Cincinnati.
Danny Chun is impressive. Period. He went to Harvard, his first job out of college was writing for The Simpsons, he's a really good person blah blah blah. We chopped it up GOOD and talked about everything from how to get a TV show sold, writing for the Harvard Lampoon and what it's like to be my boss.
Improv Jedi, Musical Theater Master and a mensch of a man, Wayne Brady is just a perfect human. We chop it up GOOD and talk all about getting his start on Whose line is it anyway, taking over for Leslie Odom Jr in HAMILTON and throwing up on Sunset Blvd.
Andy Milonakis is a genius. Seriously. Whatever you think you know about him is barely scratching the surface. He's the hip hop Andy Kaufman. Andy and I chop it up GOOD, we talk about everything from getting discovered by Jimmy Kimmel, hanging out with crack dealers growing up and how to get gifted 14K while streaming your life on the internet.
Ep. 12 | Yvette Nicole Brown (Drake & Josh, Community)
I've known Yvette for over sixteen years and it's been a pleasure to watch the world become hip to her greatness. She is a force to be reckoned with when she enters any set and is also one of the nicest people in this business. We talk about everything from growing up in Cleveland, working with Donald Glover and share stories about this little show we did together called Drake and Josh.
Full Metal Jacket, Men In Black, JFK and Daredevil are just a few of Vincent D'onofrio's transformative performances. An actor, director and all around mensch, Vincent sits down with me for one of the best conversations of my life, this is why I podcast. If you love acting like I do, sit back, relax and enjoy listening to a master.
Chael Sonnen could beat me up, no question. Chael is one of the greatest Mixed Martial Artists alive. For the UFC and now BELLATOR, Chael has fought some of the baddest men on earth including Jon Jones and Anderson Silva to name a few, all while perfecting the art of trash talk. We talk about how to handle yourself in a fight, why performance enhancing drugs work, McGregor, Mayweather and much much more. Chael will be fighting Fedor Emelianenko in October for the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix. Follow @Bellatormma on social media for more info on the fight.
Fallon is a great friend of mine. She is an incredible hair stylist who has worked in fashion and entertainment at the highest level for over twenty years. We talk all about her life and recently going through gender reassignment surgery. For anyone looking for help or resources you can find it at trevorproject.org.
Brian Koppelman is the full package. Writer/Director/Podcaster oh and did I mention he's a great guy? I know, I'm super jealous. We talk about it all, his insights into screewriting, how to stay the course when you're discouraged and how pizza is our mutual comfort food. Listen to Brian's podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-moment-with-brian-koppelman/id814550071?mt=2
Ep. 7 | Tony Revelori (Spider-Man, Grand Budapest Hotel, Dope)
Tony Revelori and I made a Netflix movie together called, Take The 10. Yeah sure, he’s been in lesser known movies like Spider Man Homecoming and Grand Budapest Hotel too but ya know what? I’m not in any of those movies so who cares. Tony and I talk about our mutual bro crush on Ryan Gosling, why even with the diversity initiative it can be hard to land a role and what it’s like to join the mile high club on your way to meet Wes Anderson.
Lisa Lampanelli has it all. She’s an incredible performer, an empathic seeker and the last person you want to talk shit to. We talk about it all, roasting everyone from Chevy Chase to Pam Anderson, why there’s nothing better than food and how she handles hecklers. To find out everything about Lisa go to insultcomic.com
Paget Brewster is the real deal. Besides being incredibly talented, she's generous and lovely. She also played my mom on our show Grandfathered, so I feel a deep need to make her proud. I'm working on it in therapy. We talk about Roseanne, what it was like guest starring on the biggest show ever, her acting process and how we both want to grow up to be Real Housewives.
Harley gets me and I get him. After amassing over seven million subs on Youtube with Epic Meal Time, Harley talks about how to build a Youtube audience, what it was like being an 8th grade teacher in Montreal Canada and why being Jewish has held us both back from playing in the NBA. Also, check out Harley's new PIZZA FLAVORED JERKY at www.supersnacktime.com
There’s no one like Christina Milian and I should know, I played her baby daddy. Actress, recording artist, reality tv star and fashion designer, she talks about her career, writing hit songs for Justin Bieber and J-Lo and why dating famous people is just more fun.
Ep. 2 | Jeremy Bronson (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon & Mindy Project writer)
I’m Curious about Jeremy Bronson. A television writer for shows like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Mindy Project and creator of The Mayor, Jeremy tells me all about going to Harvard, having to rewrite an entire monologue for Jimmy Fallon twenty minutes before showtime and the perfect writers' room lunch order.