In memory of the wonderful and hilarious Brody Stevens we are re-releasing his episode. The Comedy Store is doing a benefit show for Brody's family in his memory on March 5th. Tickets can be found at TheComedyStore.com.
Pete's oldest friend Aaron Bonner-Jackson sit down with Sweet Lady Val and discuss junior high, high school and play never before heard tracks from their high school punk band "Nude" as well as one other special surprise. It's real, it's wonderful and very, very weird. Get into it!!
A compilation of fan-favorite bits, riffs and jokes from across the 300 episodes! List of riffs, in order:
Not Feelin' It with Patrick Walsh
Matt Damon Story with Ben Schwartz
Is It A Horse? with Jenny Slate
Workin' Today with Johnny Pemberton
My Ankles with Adam Pally
Racist Stephen Hawkings with Moshe Kasher
Hurt Linda with Ryan Sickler
Fake Christmas with Nick Swardson
Peanu Keys with Harris Wittels
Stripper Story with Patrick Walsh
Miss Ya Mitch with Chelsea Peretti
Blink 182 with Whitmer Thomas
Shitting in the Rain with Nate Fernald
Kumail Impressions with Thomas Middleditch
Medium Soup with Moshe Kasher
Hey Buddy with Josh Ruben
500 weeks with Chris Thayer
Singing with Bert Kreischer
Krishna Das (Rockstar of Yoga, yoga chants and Hindu devotional music) and David Nichtern (meditation teacher, Grammy nominated musician, author of Awakening From The Daydream: The Wheel of Life) make it weird!
The FORBs series continues with the fascinating and inspiring Alexander Shaia (author, Heart and Mind!) as Pete and Alex get into Joseph Campbell, the one universal myth and some incredible perseverance over adversity. Get into it!
The FORBs (friends of Rob Bell) series continues with Richard Rohr (Franciscan Friar! Author (Falling Upwards, Everything Belongs and more)! Amazing teacher of all things mystical, non-dual, transrational and incredible!) makes it weird! YES!
From Pete: With the loss of our brilliant, warm, loving friend Harris Wittels this past week we encourage everyone to go back and listen to some of his appearances on the show, in particular the Returns episode if only to help us understand the struggles of addiction and how to help those we love. As I'm guessing many of you have already done so, here is a new Emily Gordon returns episode, always my go-to as one of (if not the) favorite guests we've had, as a special 250th episode. Such a sad week but I hope you enjoy this fun silly gab. Thanks for all the online love, thanks for getting us to 250! You all mean so much to me, thank you.
Gentry Lee (Chief Engineer for the Planetary Flight Systems Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, author and super smart guy!!) makes it weird! Do NOT skip this one because he's not a show-biz household name, he is a real delight! TRUST.
Our first non-comedian guest ever, pastor and author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God ROB BELL makes it wonderful and weird. Between comedy sex and God, I'll let you guess which topic gets the most airtime. Enjoy, weirdos!!
YMIW LIVE FROM THE TROUBADOUR! Andy Richter! Nate Bargatze! Garfunkel and Oates! Chris Thayer! Zach Cregger! They're all here, they all made it weird. It was incredible. Enjoy, everyone. Live the dream.
Dwight Slade (Comedy! AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story) is an amazing man and a lifelong friend and comedy partner of the legendary Bill Hicks. But beyond that, Dwight is a hilarious and incredible person and one of Pete's oldest friend in comedy. Please enjoy, you weird weirdos!
Alison Becker (Collegehumor BADMAD videos! VH1! Parks and Rec!) is a hilarious delight of a gal to gab with. She and Pete have been friends for years and this podcast is evidence of how much fun they have when they're together. Thoughtful, funny, talented, lovely! ALISON BECKER, EVERYONE! Enjoy you weirdos!
Happy New Year, weirdos! We are back with the hilarious and thoughtful Joe Hartzler (comedy! improv! THANKSKILLING 3!), fresh off a week of shooting a series of commercials with Pete, Pete wanted to record an ep with one of the funniest guys he's worked with ever and this is the result. GET INTO IT and a crispy 2013 to you all!
Matt Braunger (Chicago! Comedy! Letterman! CD Shovel Fighter!) is a sweetheart, a noble drunk and a hilarious storm of a man. This one is weird, wonderful, so many bits riffed, so many sweetnesses shared. Just listen to two friends goofin, just in time for the holidays. MERRY CRISPMAS WEIRDOS!!!
Ian Karmel (comedy! portland! @iankarmel!) is a ball of light, love and laughter and is a joy to behold. Pete was so glad to work with Ian, who opens regularly for Kyle Kinane (chic-ago!) and is a staple of the blossoming Portland comedy scene. Pete and Ian got to combine their joy forces at Pete's hotel in Portland and this is the wonderful result. Please enjoy, weirdos!
Holy cow! What a shit storm of delights. TJ MILLER! DOUG BENSON! MOSHE KASHER! KYLE KINANE! ALEX KOLL! Live, back in San Fran for just an incredible night with friends. Seriously one of the best weekends we've had, ever, and this is a little slice of it for you to enjoy. GET INTO IT, WEIRDOS!
Ari Shaffir (Skeptic Tank podcast! Comedy! Revenge For The Holocaust CD!) is a wonderful and interesting, insightful guest and a super fun and long-anticipated trip. PLEASE ENJOY YOU WEIRDOS. Pete did. Now you?
Joe DeRosa (Comedy Central! CHEAT film and book! Comedy!) is one of Pete's best friends and funniest people ever and Pete was so glad to get to sit down with him at his place in NYC and gab like guys. So much gabbin. Laughs, bits, riffing bits, laser. All of it. ENJOY, WEIRDOS!!
Aisha Tyler (holy cow! the talk! archer! girl on guy podcast) is a pure delight and a weirdo treasure. Pete and Aisha had never met before, but hit it off immediately and got down to the weird, wonderful and silly, silly laugh fest that is the episode. Please enjoy you weird, weird weirdos!
Kurt Metzger was so great on the live YMIW in NYC Pete had to grab him for a full one-on-one before he left and this is the hilarious and weird result. Kurt (Comedy Central, Ugly Americans) is one of Pete's favs (no surprise there) and after this, he's probably for sure gonna be one of yours too. GET INTO IT, WEIRDOS!!
Jonathan Katz (Explosion Bus! Comedy Central's Dr Katz Professional Therapist!) and his writing partner Tom Snyder (amazing science mind AND comedy mind!!) laid down one of the most interesting and dynamic YMIWs of all time. What a weird journey that Pete sincerely hopes you enjoy as much as he did (which is a ton). Lotta laughing, lotta learning, lotta loving. GET INTO IT, WEIRDOS!!
LIVE FROM THE GRAMERCY THEATER IN NYC! Holy cow, what a line-up. Pete's co-writer and director for all the videos he's ever made (College Humor's Badman, Doctor, etc) and field producer for The Daily Show Oren Brimer is the first guest! Followed by the hilarious Kurt Metzger (Ugly Americans, Comedy Central), Hari Kondabolu (Conan! Comedy Central), Gabe Liedman (writer for upcoming Amy Schumer show, comedy duo Gabe and Jenny), and Yannis Pappas (Comedy Central, Best Week Ever) rounding out the panel with Chelsea Peretti there to ruin the show. Enjoy, weirdos!
Jessica St Clair (NBC's BFF! UCB! Best Week Ever!) is one of Pete's absolute favorite people: hilarious, thoughtful, and they even look kind of related. Just such a fun recording of two gals gabbin like gals, but one of them is a dude. Who loves gabbin. Please enjoy, weirdos!!
Happy Weirdiversary, weirdos! And what could be weirder than Pete's Best Worst Friend Chelsea Peretti (Louie, Parks and Rec, Comedy Central) interviewing Pete with questions sent in by listeners?! Not much, we think. THANK YOU for the questions, but so much more for 100 episodes of wonder, joy, awkwardness, vulnerability, acceptance, laughter (loud, giggling, squee-ing) and delightful crispiness, weirdos. We love you! HERE'S TO 100 MORE!! Remain crispy.
Paul Scheer (The League! How Did This Get Made Podcast! Human Giant!) finally gets in the studio to make it wonderful and weird. Just a delightful and hilarious human man. God, we love us some Paul Scheer and hope you weirdos do too! GET INTO IT!
BRET ERNST (Comedy Central Half Hour, Vince Vaughn comedy tour, comedy!) is such a unique and hilarious story, you won't believe it. Enjoy such a classic guest and tales of a squirrel that has sex with human people. GET INTO IT, WEIRDOS!
Live from TORONTO, CANADA! It gets weird in at the JFL42 Festival in Canada with Jonah Ray, Matt Mira, Big Jay Oakerson, W. Kamau Bell and Neal Brennan!! Thanks to all the Canadian Weirdos who came out! Great episode! ENJOY!
It's our one year anniversary, weirdos, and Zach Galifianakis is our wonderful and hilarious guest! Hooray! Thank you so much for a delightful and amazing year, weirdos!! Please enjoy this extra special ep of YMIW by doing something weird while you listen. Pete's recommendation: wear a hat made of cold cuts. GET INTO IT, WEIRDOS!!
Baron Vaughn (Conan! Fairly Legal! Fallon! CD Raised By Cable) comes by and makes it hilarious, honest, weird and so so fun, weirdos. Just a super fun one. A mildly awkward at points! Apologies are made! But mostly laughs. So many laughs. ENJOY YOU WEIRDOS!!
Joselyn Hughes is one of Pete's oldest comedy friends from CHICAGO. She is a great standup, improviser and writer from Tosh.0 and she brings the funny, the weird, and some internet clips that make us laugh harder than we've ever laughed. Also, we write two Brian Regan bits and a Seinfeld bit! GET INTO IT WEIRDOS!
KUMAIL NANJIANI (Letterman! Comedy! The FIRST YMIW Guest!) comes back to discuss so so so many things. Toothpicks, love, comedy, faith, all of it. It's all in here. Just a great and wonderful, special episode. If you enjoy it half as much as Pete did, you're going to lose your minds. HOORAY WEIRDOS!! Come see us tape our ONE HOUR COMEDY CENTRAL specials in Austin on October 23rd and 24th! Be there, please!! I promise a good time, possibly a hug. YES!
Zach Sherwin (MC Mr Napkins! The Midnight Show pilot! Comedy!) is our very first rapper to come on the show and boy does Pete enjoy dropping his limited hip hop knowledge at his feet for an interesting and hilarious convo between two friends. A rap battle may happen. Or is read, at least. ENJOY YOU WEIRDOS!
This is a weird one in a new way. Pete sits down with his old buddy, the hilarious Thomas Middleditch (Improvised Shakespeare Company, Comedy Central's Mash Up, The Campaign) to discuss the anatomy of a break-up. Specifically, their dude break-up. Why do friends just stop hanging out together? What happened to their bromance?! Well, they get into it and get into it deep. And funny. And weird. Please enjoy, it wasn't easy to do!
Noah Garfinkel (comedian! writer! Totally J/K with Joe Mande!) is hilarious. And thoughtful. And weird. So: perfect. A great episode with a true weirdo (and a weirdo! like, he listens to the show!) that Pete enjoyed so much and hopes you do, too! HOORAY, WEIRDOS!
LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES! An amazing live episode with amazing live guests JOE MANDE, CHRIS THAYER, JACQUELINE NOVAK, HARRIS WITTELS and JAMES ADOMIAN. Guys. It's weird, it's fun, it's funny, it's silly, it's brought to you by Pristique (not really). PLEASE ENJOY you weirdos!!
Sean Patton (Conan! Comedy! The best!) comes by and REALLY makes it weird, even weirder than his appearance on the live YMIW from Montreal! Holy cow. Great episode. Just as uncomfortable as we like, funny, honest, sweet... All this and a tale of unrequited love? FREE PODCAST?! Free. WARNING: Pete and Sean say the "c-word" like 30 times in this episode, you may not want to play it in the car with your mom and your youth pastor on the way to pick up children.
Chris Hardwick (You know him! I know you do! Nerdist podcast! Comedy! SHIPMATES! (Seriously, Pete loves shipmates) comes by to FINALLY make it weird! And this one gets funny, weird, strange... sexy? I mean, what could we possibly mean by that? No idea. Just enjoy, you weirdos!!
Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny! Conan! Comedy!) is such a delightful YMIW guest: funny, thoughtful, just a deep AND riffing machine. The Sleepy Summer Series continues with NO A/C but still A DELIGHT! So glad the Podfather came by! Get into it, you weirdos!!
Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords! Comedy! Toy Story 3!)! HOLY COW! One of Pete's favorite people and comedians stops by to make it very weird as a part of the ongoing no-AC Sleepy Summer Series and boy do we have some laughs, some real talk, and some overshares. Just a delight. Please enjoy you weirdos!!
Jay Larson (Comedy Central, Late Late Show, CD "Self Diagnosed") is one of Pete's absolute favorite people in the world and hands-down a spectacular guest to make things weird. They talk gnomes, comedy, gnomes, marriage, and a little bit more about gnomes. Holy shit! Hilarious. Weird. A delight. It's a good one folks. Please enjoy you weirdos!!
Holy shit. The weirdest, most uncomfortable episode ever. By far. I mean, buckle up. IT. GETS. AWKWARD. Yeeeeek! With the hilarious Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show!), Jackie Kashian (Dork Forrest podcast!), Jon Glaser (Delocated!) and Brett Gelman (NBCs Go On, Eagleheart!). Soak in the weirdness, then shower afterwards. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF AWKWARDNESS!
One of Pete's favorite comedians Taylor Williamson (Last Comic Standing, Ferguson, comedy!) is a delightful YMIW guest: funny, thoughtful and super weird. Hear Pete tell Taylor what to call his upcoming CD! Hear Taylor tell jokes he cut from the CD! Hear Katie laugh!! It's a big one. GET INTO IT, YOU WEIRDOS!
Howard Kremer (Who Charted? Kimmel! Dragon Boy Suede!) is a wonderful YMIW guest who shares a very similar VIBE to Pete which is just a DELIGHT. Please enjoy our a/c free recording, our laughs, our funs. Get into it, weirdos!!
An incredible YMIW with the incredible Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Children's Hospital, The Dictator, comedy!) done mostly in a fake Boston accent because IT'S FUN THAT'S WHY. such a great guest. please enjoy everything a YMIW should be -- thoughtful, funny, deep, and if you're anything like Pete, you'll find it fascinating. Hooray, weirdos!
Shane Mauss (Conan! Kimmel! Comedy!) is one of Pete's all time favorite comedians and is an incredible YMIW guest. So many stories, so many laughs and so much science and psychology you can't even believe it. FREE PODCAST?! Enjoy you weirdos!!
Brent Weinbach (Conan! The Legacy Music Hour podcast!) is hands down one of the weirdest guests we've ever had. Pete felt conflicted about this conversation for DAYS after recording it because how do you navigate a person like Brent?! Holy cow. He out weirded our weirdest weirdness in a hilarious and fun way. Great ep, great guest, WEIRD TIMES WITH PAT HALMS.
Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates, Making It podcast) is one of Pete's favorite people and a wonderful YMIW guest: hilarious, thoughtful, and a nice sample of Pete just gabbin' like one of the gals. GABBIN' LIKE GALS was the original name of this podcast. JK. Enjoy, you weirdos!!
Yes!! Zach Cregger (Whitest Kids U Know) is just a delightful guest with whom to make it weird. What a weird way to say a simple thing: he's hilarious, thoughtful and thoughtfully hilarious. They get deep, they get weird, dare we say they keep it MFing crispy, y'all!
Holy cow, weirdos! Finally, we have one of Pete's favorite comedians and best friends, John Mulaney!!!! From SNL, Conan, Comedy Central, new CD New in Town, and more, Mulaney is the greatest and just a dream guest for YMIW. PLEASE ENJOY, YOU WEIRDOS!!!
Hampton Yount (Nerdist podcast! Bob and Tom! Winner of the DC Improv Comedy Competition!) is such a great YMIW guest. Stories that have stuck in Pete's head for WEEKS after, and so so many laughs and real moments. Gosh, a real cooker. "Gosh, a real cooker" is also available as a t-shirt on youmadeitweird.com. Just kidding. Unless you want it. "GARC." Enjoy, you weirdos!!
Andy Haynes (Conan! Comedy!) is one of Pete's favorite people and, it turns out, incredibly weird. Amazing stories, some skiing related, and many many laughs. Those of you who have come to a live standup show know Andy from doing the shows with Pete and Pete is thrilled he had the time to make it weird and wonderful. Enjoy, weirdos!!
LIVE IN MONTREAL! Holy cow what a show. Amazing stories, real weirdness, incredible guests. YMIW goes international in Montreal with Eric Andre (the Eric Andre Show, Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23), Jamie Lee (comedy, Kid Farm, Last Comic Standing), Ryan Hamilton (Conan, comedy, the best!), Sean Patton (Conan, comedy central, non-central comedy!) and Pete's Best Worst Friend Chelsea Peretti make for an incredible ep. GET INTO IT! (INSIDE TIP: The story Pete tells is about Nikki Glaser. EVEN MORE AWKWARD!!!)
SEAN O'CONNOR (Conan, comedy, comedy writer!) lays down an incredible YMIW: funny, thoughtful, DARE I SAY MOVING? Yes I do. And also very, very funny. So glad he could come down. He was great on the live one in Indiana, and really takes it home here. ENJOY YOU WEIRDOS!!
Rory Scovel (COMEDY? Um, hello?! Comedy Central Half Hour, Conan, CD 'Dilation') is one of Pete's favorite comedians, friends and men with beards. For real. Just a delightful romp into comedy, the meaning of life and why Pete is uncomfortable if you bring someone into the booth with you to sit there during the interview (but then gets over it). ENJOY YOU WEIRDOS!!
Tommy Johnagin (comedy, oh, I don't know... LETTERMAN FIVE TIMES?!!, CD Standup Comedy and Standup Comedy 2) is absolutely Pete's favorite kind of guest: funny, thoughtful, interesting and ready to go ANYWHERE weird! It's an incredible story. Pete hopes you enjoy as much as he did (if you hit 50% as much as he did you'll still love it!!)
Jerrod Carmichael (Variety's Top Comics to Watch, Comedy!) comes in for an INCREDIBLE YMIW, a talk that just filled Pete with wonderful creative happiness and joy. FOR REAL. Pete honestly doesn't want to give too much away. He also wrote this in third person. Just trust us: it's a good one. GET INTO IT, YOU WEIRDOS!
Michelle Buteau (Comedy Central! VH1! Last Comic Standing!) is a wonderful, wonderful weirdo and just a true delight! DARE I SAY SASSY?! I dare. So much sassitude. SASSITUDE. So much fun. Please enjoy this romp down comedy, friendship, and fun. GET INTO IT YOU WEIRDOS!!
Mike Burns (Chicago! Comedy! Chicago comedy! Gentlemen Scumbags podcast) is such a great YMIW guest: hilarious, open, thoughtful, and he does a hilarious Ryan Gosling face! GOS FACE! Please get into it and enjoy the weirdness you weird, weird weirdos!!
DOV DAVIDOFF (comedian! actor! writer! one of the most interesting people ever! cool guy!) is one of Pete's favorite YMIW guests ever: open, funny, thoughtful, badass. Good lord this is a great one. I don't want to even spoil anything here. Just get into it, you weirdos! It was the best. WHAT WAS IT, THE BEST? Yes. Just yes.
We don't care it's a holiday, weirdos! Here's a hot and fresh YMIW for you to enjoy on your roadtrip to watch explosions in the sky (fireworks, not the band. maybe the band.). Greg Behrendt! (Walking the Room podcast, comedy, instrumental ska!) He came in! He made it weird! HE MADE IT GREAT. You make it possible. Well, that's kind of true. I mean, we did it, but if you didn't listen WHAT WOULD BE THE POINT? Please enjoy you 4th of July weirdos!!
Sara Schaefer (emmy winning blogger for Fallon, You Had to Be There podcast, comedy) is a delightful guest: hilarious, thoughtful and DARE I SAY EVEN MOVING. A great episode with a lot of laughs AND a lot of heart. Good lord, get into it already! It's so good!!!
One of Pete's earliest heros Gary Gulman (Last Comic Standing, HBO, comedy) came by to make it weird reminiscing about Boston, brothers who ruined his magic shows, and so much more. A supremely good episode! GET INTO IT WEIRDOS!!
One of Pete's funniest and oldest friends from Chicago (continuing our CHICAGO week!) CHRIS MARRS came by the studio to make it weird and talk about their old improv team, being couple friends with Pete's ex-wife (weird!), commercial acting, writing, and bit and laughs abound. One of Pete's all time favorite people, we're so glad he could come by and GET INTO IT. Now it's your turn, weirdos! Please enjoy.
It's a Chicago-towne reunion show with all comedians Pete started with back in the ol' windy city (no one calls it that)! some familiar faces ("fam faces") and some newbie chewbies ("newbie chewbies") for all weirdos, Chicagoans and not, to enjoy. T.J. Miller! Hannibal Buress! Matt Braunger! Sean Flannery! Robert Buscemi! And a sharpshooting CJ Sullivan! SO PLEASE ENJOY YOU WEIRDOS!!
Is there anyone better than Ron Funches (Conan)?!?! Pete says no. So dive into the bliss of this joyful and wonderful man who remains a sunshiney pleasure even as the topics get dark and weird. DARK AND WEIRD. Like the thigh meat on a unicorn, guys. ALT HACK ALERT!! UNICORN! YES!!
Kevin Heffernan (Broken Lizard! Super Troopers! Slammin' Salmon!) comes by and makes it weird, "TV fat" style with Pete. So many laughs, so so many Super Trooper questions, and maybe even an impression or two. Get into it... MEOW!
Sean O'Connor (Conan!), Chris Thayer (FIVE hundred WEEKS!), Geoff Tate (Comedy Central!) came by the Comedy Attic in Indiana to crank out an absolutely incredible live YMIW!! Get in there. Enjoy! REPEAT!! Thank you to all the weirdos who came out it was a blast!!!
Jenny Slate (comedy, HBO, SNL, Gabe and Jenny) is one of Pete's absolute favorite people and this conversation could've gone forever and almost did. It's one of our funniest and also deepest and weirdest eps yet. Please get into it!!! YOU WEIRDOS!!
The amazing and hilarious writer-extraordinaire Kenya Barris (too many shows to list, one of the funniest guys Pete knows, they wrote on Teenage Daughter together!) comes by in one of those fun, you-may-not-know-the-guest but Pete-loves-these-episodes-pretty-much-the-best-ever kind of episodes!! Get into it, you weirdos! Kenya continues the Patrick Walsh tradition of being a hilarious writer that Pete worked with who also makes a great YMIW guest! FEELIN IT!
Alison Rosen (Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend podcast, Adam Carolla show) was so kind to have Pete as her first guest for her wonderful podcast and they had such a great time that she was FOR SURE going to have to make it weird sooner than later. And she has. Made it weird. Here. THE DICK DOES THE FUCKIN' and other catchphrases await! Get weird, weirdos!
Natasha Leggero (comedy, Ugly Americans, The Tonight Show) is one of Pete's (surprise!) absolute favorite people. Hilarious, wonderful and just fucking great. Pete just listened to this episode which he almost never does and loved it and then wrote about it in the third person for you to read here. Many LOLs. A real LOLercoaster! GET INTO IT, WEIRDOS!
Kurt Braunohler (comedy, new comedy gameshow "BUNK"!) is one of Pete's absolute favorite people. Fascinating stories of relationships, comedy, and lots of bad and offensive German accents. I mean, what else do you want?! It's WEIRD FOLKS. WEIRD. Kisses!
Pete's good buddy up-and-coming hilarious comedian Chris Thayer comes by to make it weird and weird it gets made. Seriously a great dude, hilarious dude, and some of the best stories Pete's ever heard. Please enjoy the UNDISCOVERED WEIRDO TREASURE that Pete wants to share with the world. Yes!!
Bo Burnham (comedy, "boom boom boom boom") comes by to make it VERY weird and VERY deep and VERY funny about comedy, gender, gender in comedy, life, space, outer space, just... just everything, guys. Please enjoy. Pete sure did. Your turn, weirdos!
Chelsea Peretti, Pete's "worst best friend" comes BACK to make it weird a second time, this time playing clips of the many times Pete has mentioned her on the show before and giving her a chance to retort. This is 99% new stuff, weirdos, just with some clips to give us jumping off points. Please enjoy, especially as Chelsea gives a detailed description of how she would kill Pete (they're close friends, we swear!).
Podcast and comedy giant Adam Carolla was crispy enough to come by and make it weird (thanks to Katie!), and for this we are grateful. Lots of wisdom, laughs and a great reason why you should call and see if a guitar store is open on a Wednesday afternoon before you just drive there assuming they'd be open. GET INTO IT, WEIRDOS!
Pete's buddy Harris W comes by to make it weird about drugs, comedy writing (Parks and Rec, Eastbound and Down, comedy), sex, God, the whole shebang. It's so great, there's really no need for this intro. PLEASE ENJOY!
Holy cow. Pete knew Shelby Fero was a Twitter monster, but it turns out she's a hilarious and thoughtful delight. A DELIGHT! How she's this legit delightful and EIGHTEEN we'll never know. Not to be ageist. Lots of cool people are young. But she's like OLD cool. You'll see. Lots of "when I was your age" and other weirdness for you to enjoy. Please do so now, weirdos!
DANA GOULD! (The Simpsons, comedy) comes in to make it oh so delightful. A Simpsons writer who's not afraid to talk about his favorite Simpsons quotes, you can imagine Pete enjoyed that. A lot. And we talk about getting kicked in the professional balls, sex, God, kids, comedy, fun, and laughs. GET INTO IT WEIRDOS!
David Koechner (Anchorman, Anchorman 2) stops by to make it very weird and very funny and very sweet. Sheesh, what a guy. Pete had such a blast with him he wrote this intro in the third person. Great ep! Get into it, weidos!!
Live from NYC w/ Jim Gaffigan, Michael Ian Black and more!
THANK YOU to all the weirdos that came out to this live taping at the Gramercy Theater in NYC!! Michael Ian Black, Jim Gaffigan, Jessi Klein and Matt McCarthy come and get weird live-style, plus SPECIAL DROP IN(s). Yes!! Such a fun one. Please enjoy, you weirdos!!
Patrick Walsh (writer! friend! talking chicken!) is one of the funniest people Pete has ever known in his life. They wrote on Outsourced together where they came up with a bevy of personal jokes that crack them up to this day, many of which are shared in this ep. They also discuss his coming up and becoming a writer on Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Two Broke Girls as well as some of the funniest personal stories I think a weirdo would ever want to hear. Get into it you weirdos!!
Some weirdos have been requesting more up-and-coming and less "established" comedians for a glimpse into the beginnings of standup and Mike Lawrence, although he has appeared on John Oliver's New York Standup Show and taped Conan shortly after recording this episode, at least somewhat fits that bill. A super weird guy and a super interesting and hilarious guy. Please enjoy you weirdos!
Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing, Vegan Mind Meld, comedy), and I know we say this a lot but FOR SERIOUS, gets real weird in this episode. Non-monogomy and other serious or deep things come up somehow amidst a sea of jokes. Just a SEA of them. A quick, deep mind. Get into it!
Duncan Trussell (The Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast, comedy, the multiverse) is one of the most interesting people Pete has ever met and after Pete's appearance on his podcast, Pete couldn't wait to get him on YMIW. And it. Gets. REAL WEIRD. Please enjoy!!
Larry Miller (Seinfeld, Christopher Guest's movies, comedy) comes by and makes it both delightful (another wonderful happily married man to join the ranks of Greg Fitzsimmons and Gaffigan before him!) and weird. This episode made Pete happy inside. He hopes it does the same for you, weirdos!!
Nikki Glaser (Last Comic Standing, You Had To Be There podcast) is one of the best, funniest and most interesting comedians we've had on to make it weird. Good lord it gets weird. I'm not just saying that. This one goes some places that made Pete's face all flush. And we left it in. Because that's what we do. Incredible episode. Please enjoy!
Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway, comedy, Smartest Man in the World podcast) is the perfect guy to make it weird because he's hilarious, smart and has opinions for days. For days!! And he did a voice in Star Wars. C'mon. Please enjoy, weirdos!
Pete sits down with podcast/comedian giant Greg Fitzsimmons for an incredibly hilarious and incredibly useful discussion on anger, honesty, rage, sex, marriage, god, kids, comedy, philosophy and... what else is there? Get into you weirdos!!!
Pete sits down and gets real weird real fast with his longtime Chicago buddy Nate Craig with whom (how fancy! "with whom"!) he started standup back in 2001. So they get nostalgic, crispy, weird, all of it. Plus some of the deepest and bittersweet relationship stuff we've had so far. Please enjoy!!
Pete's friend Hannibal Buress (comedy, SNL, 30 Rock) comes by to get weird and hilarious and weirdly hilarious. It's really good. Who reads these intros? Just listen to it you reluctant reading type person! It's great!! #crispy
Dave Holmes (no relation, MTV, A Drink With Dave, comedy) is the greatest. Just one of the funniest and nicest guys you'd ever want to meet AND he lost that MTV VJ competition to that weird Jesse guy! Of course, Pete asks about that and learns that Dave is asked about that on the daily. So, needless to say: weird. Also, lots of sexy sex talk for you sex people out there, getting all sexy. GET CRISPY WEIRDOS!
Comic giant Paul F. Tompkins comes by to talk about so much more than just his role in There WIll Be Blood, but let's be honest: you can't be in Pete's favorite film and have it NOT come up. Then, comedy. Then, sex. Then who knows. We get weird. WEIRD. And well dressed!
Bill loves to break chops, but as you will see, he is actually one of the nicest guys Pete knows and was someone who was incredibly helpful to Pete in the early stages of his standup career. So, like most episodes, Pete does his best to recreate helpful, funny and wonderful conversations they've had to share with weirdos everywhere. Oh, and the funniest anti-marriage rant that's ever been recorded. So... look forward to that!
Pete sits down with one of his best fwendz in the world, Emily Gordon, writer/blogger/producer and wife to one of Pete's other best fwendz in the world, Kumail Nanjiani, and breaks just about everything Pete cares about wide open: life, love, the whole deal. It's all in here. Pete says this is his favorite episode (although he admits he shouldn't play favorites) but "fuck it: this is the best." Get crispy, weirdos!!
Joe Mande is an internet rascal, comedian and Jew. What? He's Jewish. Why bring that up? Well, Pete and Joe talk about Judaism. That's why. See? Even the description is weird. Imagine what it's like inside... That's right, I consider listening to the podcast to be "inside." This intro, more or a foyer-type area. Get in there!
Pete sits down with his goofy goof friend Chris D'Elia (Whitney, comedy) to talk about how comedy can be silly, goofy and a third word that means silly or goofy as well as some real deep shit about psychology and crazy comedy thoughts for real. It's VERY crispy in there, weirdos. Be careful.
Pete sits down with two of his absolute favorite New Yorker cartoonists Matt Diffee and Alex Gregory to discuss hilariously and in depth-edly the intricate and complex world of cartooning. Comedy takes many forms, and this one is one of the weirdest. No sex or God talk here, rather an in-depth look at one of the strangest and most exclusive comedy-worlds Pete feels lucky to have ever infiltrated.
Lexington High School alumni (alumnis?) Pete and Eugene (Bob's Burgers, Delocated, comedy) get weird covering, amongst other things, why you could possibly yell "LEGEND!" at Eugene next time you see him, but probably shouldn't.
What could be weirder than having What The Fuck sit down with What The Heck? Do you really need a description? You're still reading this, so okay. "The incredible host of WTF sits down to make it weird. The only question is: will he say "keep it crispy" at the end?"
What’s weirder than Nick Kroll telling Pete his laugh is the absolute worst? Let’s just say Pete calls Nick a son-of-a-bitch like 40 times. And “vaginas dentata” is mentioned, if that’s a thing. And comedy, sex and God. Oh, and candy bars and growing up pretty well off.
Anthony Jeselnik (Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central Roasts, CD "Shakespeare") is Anthony Jeselnik ALL THE TIME. This episode is a delightful and oddly honest and weird conversation about EGO (Pete and Anthony discuss at length their egos and the importance of a performers ego), confidence, voice, persona, weed, traveling first class, likability, and of course sex and God. Plus a bonus track from the unreleased UCB NY CD about, fittingly, bragging. Enjoy you weirdos!!
One of the funniest, quickest and most pick-up-huggable comedians ever gets super weird with his buddy Pete getting into blackout drinking, being older than he looks, Best Week Ever and the ethical conflict behind doing Last Comic Standing. Plus another standup track from Pete's UCB NY recordings (the never-released standup CD). CRISPY!
Fans of Family Guy and people curious about television writing, hilarious tweets and the usual weirdnesses of YMIW are in for a treat: Alec Sulkin is a writer for FG, a huge, hilarious twitter monster and a wonderful guest to delve into sex, God and comedy with. It's definitely crispy. Like, for real.
Oh man. This is a weird one. Pete asks Sarah Silverman if she "tells herself she's a good person" and, I mean, that's in like the first minute. What more weirdness do you want?! How about Sarah talking about losing her virginity. I mean, this is all in under the four minute mark. Or new euphemisms for masturbation. Pete also overshares his virginity story and calls the Old Testament "your half of the Bible." God, this is a weird one. This is also the first ep where Pete shares a track from the lost "UCB Tapes," never-before-heard standup recordings from NYC.
Neal Brennan, who co-created the friggin' Chappelle Show for crying out loud (and is a great, hilarious standup, writer and director), has the best show biz stories in the world. He shared a ton of them here, as well as a couple of the things that make him incredibly weird. Neal, like past guests, is another brunch buddy and we've recreated the feel one of our many vegan feast chats here for you to enjoy. SO ENJOY. got it, weirdos?
Boy, if you like talking about comedy AND sex, this episode is for you. Definitely NSFW, NSFP (playgrounds), NSFDIACWYIL (driving in a car with your in-laws). NSFC (church). It gets super personal, super sexual and mildly sexy. Sex! Also, drugs. Also, loads of laughs with Pete's good friend and hilarious comedian Moshe Kasher.
BONUS EPISODE! What's weirder than a long talk with Dave Coulier? Like, for real, anything? Pete and Dave talk about getting-then-losing SNL, what Dave "pulled down" for Full House, Muppet Babies, sex, and God. Somehow it was both deep AND filled with the occasional fart noise. Weird.
It gets REAL weird with my longtime friend/movie star/rapper/weirdo T.J. Miller. We get into life-threatening brain surgery, the meaning of life and he makes me feel weird for being a TV writer. But in the best kind of way.
There's plenty weird about my hilarious friend Kumail Nanjiani to get the show started off right! I've been good friends with Kumail for ten years so we're able to go deep into his comedy (specifically how his early voice was so different from his style now), his marriage (Kumail is one of the few young, married comedians I know) and his thoughts on religion. Buckle up for weirdness!