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Comedian Erick Hellwig talks about life, backup quarterbacks, and interviews funny people.

Erick Hellwig

    • Oct 26, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 28 EPISODES

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    Jeff Blake, The Bengals & Rudy (with Colby Dant & Liz Galalis)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 130:55

    Dan Marino once said Jeff Blake had the best deep ball he'd ever seen. Too be fair, Dan Marino also said after his rookie year Super Bowl "I'll be back", so not everything he said was true, but he had a point with the Jeff Blake thing. Jeff Blake lit the league in fire in 1995 with the Bengals, and was the the lone bright spot on a miserable team for years. He then traversed the league as primarily a back-up after that, leading to a 14 year career that included stops in New York, New Orleans, Arizona, Baltimore, Philly and Chicago. Dude goes down as one of the most under-rated QB's in NFL history, and my guest Colby Dant (Sports Gambling Podcast Network, The College Football Experience), a ECU grad just like JB, is the perfect guest to talk about him. We also talk about a bunch of other stuff. This podcast also includes a deep dive on the movie Rudy with comedian Liz Galalis (The Joel McHale Show, When Nature Calls). She thinks Rudy sucks. She makes an argument I'm loathed to say...makes sense.  Support the podcast by visiting where you can subscribe and/or buy some merch, plus see all my stand-up dates coming up.

    SEASON 2 PREMIER: Tyler Thigpen Never Got Season 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 59:00

    After two long months of listening to other podcasts, wondering when Bring In The Backups would return, we're back! Tyler Thigpen headlines our season premier, and what better quarterback to kick off season 2 than a backup who never got a chance to play a second season, despite showing all the promise and grit of a young Josh Allen. That's right, I said it! On this podcast episode, my talented friends Liz Galalis (The Joel McHale Show, When Nature Calls) & Alex Gettlin (Highly Unlikely) drop in for some comedy bits. I also debut brand new beats by my friend Lucas Hazlett (American Princess, Wrecked, 2 Broke Girls) and a new podcast theme song by southern rock band The Yahmi's.  We're talking Burbank Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Festival, doing stand-up with homeless people, starting a new job, Tyler Thigpen getting screwed by the Chiefs, getting ghosted by Gus Frerotte, Coastal Carolina getting good at football too soon, and Carrie Underwood's theme song for Sunday Night Football moving me to tears. I think that's it. Support the show at Join my Bands In Town to catch my stand-up dates when I'm in town near you.

    Bring In The Backups Season 2 Intro

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 1:49

    October 12th, 2021 will be an amazing day in human history. It's two days away from my birthday. It's the 43rd anniversary of Sid Vicious being arrested for murder. And it's the return of Bring In The Backups to a podcast app near you. No longer must you workout to the sound of Dax Sheppard or Jason Bateman talking about difficult directors they've worked with. Gone are the days of listening to Joe Rogan for your COVID health advice. Now you can tune into me prattle on about how Akili Smith got screwed and flirt with my wife, and unlike Sid Vicious, I won't murder her. It's been too long for the clipboard army. Season 2 burst out the gates on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12TH with new guests, classic bits, and some shit you will probably like, I think, if you're already reading this. Also, are my fans ok being called the clipboard army? Let's see if it catches on. Support this show by visiting to hop on my newsletter and follow me on BandsInTown, where you get early access to tix for my upcoming stand-up shows. Subscribe wherever you listen, write me a five star review on Apple Podcasts if you haven't already.    

    Craig Whelihan Was Ryan Leaf's DD (with Brett Lorin)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 126:59

    Craig Whelihan was drafted in 1995, played terribly in 1997, and then backed up Ryan Leaf in 1998. When the fans are clamoring for a guy who went 0-9 in his starts the previous year, you know you fucked up your draft. In this episode of Bring In The Backups, I chat about ending season one of the show, what will come in season two, taking brakes, not quitting, Simone Biles, getting a new job, Jessie Ventura, and back to back Craig Whelihan comeback victories for the Chargers in 1998.  Then Brett Lorin (Too Tall Sports Podcast) joins the pod and we discuss being a minor league pitcher, hip surgery, Jimmy Johns, why The Rainforest Cafe sucks, not talking to your exes, the stadium for the Pensacola Blue Wahoo's, and more. This is the season one finale. Season two is slated to start in early September. Stay tuned to the pod, make sure you stay subscribed, and enjoy the old episodes.  This episode of the show was brought to you by Ha Ha Hot Sauce. 

    Bobby Hoying Stars In...Bobby's World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 67:54

    Memories of a 1997 Bobby Hoying comeback win against Cincinnati are here to wake you from your doldrums. Strap in, it's a solo episode this time around, and it's about a shooting star that came and went to fast. Bobby Hoying now goes by Bob Hoying, and 1998 has something to do with it. On this pod, in no particular order, I cover LA homelessness, interacting with my fans on social media, someone making up stuff on Bobby Hoying's wikipedia, Vince Papale, Mad Men not having real jobs, changing your name after failure, why Cruella sucks, name-dropping, Eagles fullback Kevin Turner, and resenting your own personal growth. My friend Gary DeNoia drops in, so please follow him on Insta. I just did my friend Brad Stoll's podcast Only Farts; watch the interview here and follow his Tik Tok. This episode of Bring In The Backups is brought to you by Essentials By Gabi.

    NFL QB Gibran Hamdan Joins The Pod

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 97:15

    Big day for old Bring In The Backups today as Gibran Hamdan (2003 NFL draft pick, 2006 NFL Europe MVP) joins the pod as our first ever professional quarterback on the show. Let's. Fucking. Go. We talk Jim Zorn talking shit in Seattle, Gibran's stiffness playing basketball, retiring from the CFL, racism, Gibran's uniform redesigns, introducing relegation to American sports, and more. Earlier in the podcast, I talk about dropping 12lbs and shout out The College Football Experience & my friends Colby Dant and Matt Cole. My buddy Meredith Hackman drops in for a pre-planned bit, and lastly, if you enjoy this episode, write to and let Gibran know he kicked ass on my show. This episode of Bring In The Backups is brought to you by Are You Shore: The Films of Pauly Shore.

    Kent Graham: The Comeback Kid (with Anthony Devito)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 100:54

    Kent Graham taught Jake "The Snake" Plummer everything he knew about comeback victories. On this episode of Bring In The Backups, I expose the truth about one of the NFL's great 4th quarter warriors, Kent Graham. Before I get to that, I chat about bombing virtually and having an echoey room. Once it's Kent time, I walk you through all nine of his miracles; The Houston Heave (94'), The Frank Sanders Saga (96'), The Phoenix Phenomenon (96'), Jake Plummer's Education (97'), Relief In The Desert (97'), The Bronco Buster (98'), The Tiki Toss (99'), Meet Me in Philly (99'), The Bronco Buster 2 (01'), and Toss Me The Shovel (01'). Nine comebacks in extremely limited work...what could he have done with an opportunity? After that I bring on comedian and writer Anthony Devito (Late Night with Stephen Colbert, The Break with Michelle Wolf). We talk about Astoria Greeks, M. Night Shyamalan movies, Kwame Brown's resume, Jamarcus Russell's comeback, Ken Dorsey's build, Michael Jordan's child abuse, Wee Bey watching basketball, Eric Winston the actor, and hockey putting a flame on the puck. Comedian Liz Galalis (The Joel McHale Show, When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren) drops in, and Matty and Ty from The Sports & Shit Podcast stop in as well. I also throws a shout-out to shows that had me on recently including The Philly Specialists, Larry Knows Sports, Shall We Football, The Greased Pole Podcast & The Browns Blitz. To support this show, please hop on the newsletter, buy some merch, and rate this show five stars on Apple Podcasts. 

    Danny Wuerffel Is A Bald Tim Tebow (with Brad Stoll)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 105:00

    With all this Tim Tebow talk in Jacksonville, Bring In The Backups wanted to give you a quick reminder of the Tim Tebow BEFORE Tim Tebow, 1996 Heisman Trophy Winner & National Champion Danny Wuerffel. This episode pays homage to DW the best way we know how...lightly shitting on the dude for his NFL career, claiming he was robbed and could have been great in a different system, and then interviewing a comic I know that's never heard of Danny Wuerffel. The comic on this episode is Brad Stoll, AKA Chef Asshole. Before we get to Brad, I spend some time up talk talking about cats, Danny Wuerffel owning Peyton Manning twice in college and once in the pro's, getting back to live comedy, Kevin Daft and the Scottish Claymores losing to DW and the Rhein Fire in the 2000 World Bowl, and me appearing on three great podcasts; Jump The Shark, Breaking Tables, and my good friends at Matty and Ty at The Sports N Shit Pod. Once Brad hops on, we talk about his father, hating sports, his podcast "Only Farts", the N word A Bronx Tale, being scared of face tattoo's, podcast etiquette and more. Brad is a great friend and this episode was so much fun; make sure to support his comedy on Tik Tok, Instagram, and all of his other social media platforms. And as always, support this show on by joining the Patreon, buying Merch, hopping on the newsletter, rating us five stars on Apple Podcasts, or just telling your friends about the show. 

    Alex Van Pelt Bitch Slapped Dan Marino (with Liz Galalis)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 62:16

    Alex Van Pelt played quarterback for the Buffalo Bills for a number of years. He has since coached for Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Green Bay, Cincinnati & Cleveland. This is the main thing to know about him. If you listen to this episode, here are some of the topics we'll discuss about the man: his domination of Dan Marino in college and the NFL, going 2-6 after 9/11, him getting mass fired twice, and helping the Browns kick the Steelers ass in the playoffs. My guest for this episode is Liz Galalis (The Joel McHale Show, Death Lives). You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @LizGalalis. We have a fun time talking about our names getting mis-spelled, DiGiorno pizza making me sick, our dog taking a dump, baby birthday parties, ADHD and more. We also chat about the All Fired Up and WFAddicts podcasts, which had me on recently!

    Charlie Frye Has A Lower Back Tattoo Of The Akron Zips

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 53:38

    Charlie Frye is Ohio born, Ohio raised, and thanks to a lucky season from Derek Anderson, OHIO BETRAYED! On this solo episode of Bring In The Backups, I delve into Charlie's high school career, his domination at the college level with the Akron Zips, getting drafted by the Browns, a couple quick stops with Seahawks, Raiders, Chippewas and Dolphins.  My friend Mandy Schmieder (Inside Amy Schumer, Unnatural) drops in for a pre-planned bit. I also do some rambling as it's a solo episode, covering important topics like getting ghosted by a comedy show, Anne Frank, bad Airbnb's, Erie Street Kitchen in Kent, Ohio comedy, the end of quarantine and more. As always, support the show by visiting

    Kellen Clemens Isn't In Antifa (with Jesse Eigner)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 87:50

    Kellen Clemens is just a good old cattle-herding, super Catholic backup quarterback from eastern Oregon with a tattoo of the pope on his lower back. If you wanna learn more about the man, you've come to the right shitty podcast. On this edition of Bring In The Backups, I start calling episodes "editions" like an insufferable douchebag. I do not talk about the show Early Edition, which eventually I should. I do talk about getting my second Covid shot, group sex, getting a bad haircut, Spirit Airlines, Mortal Kombat, and give some props to both the Astro League Fantasy Football Podcast and The Brew Party Podcast. During a couple pre-planned bits, my friends Chris Aurilio and Liz Galalis drop in for a hang. Then Jesse Eigner (Braised Bits podcast) comes on the show and we chat stand-up comedy, The Jets, Carson Wentz & the Nick Foles statue, backup quarterbacks and more. Support this show at That's it. Stop reading now.  

    Jason Garrett is Dallas Forever (with Keren Margolis)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 90:27

    This Jason Garrett episode of the podcast was a rough one to make. I do not like the Dallas Cowboys, or their fans, but I felt it was only fair to give them an quarterback episode like every other city, and I did my best to do them justice. When you listen, you be the judge. As an Eagles fan, there's no fence sitting when it comes to the Cowboys, so I may have just cost myself some Birds gang fans. So be it. I gave Dallas an episode. And yes, I haven't slept since releasing this podcast. Also, Keren Margolis (Inside Amy Schumer, Race Wars Podcast) is my guest for the episode, and Joe Schiappa (MTV, IFC) drops in as well.  While doing my own thing up top, I chat about Blink 182 hitting nothing but net on UFO's, Egypt, the career of Jason Garrett and his incredible Thanksgiving Day miracle, and more. Joe Schiappa parachutes into a pre-planned bit to make fun of my merch store and I promote a couple pods I appeared on (The Big Dumb Podcast, Opening Kickoff Podcast & Locked On Browns). When Keren drops in, we chat about the time we were involved in a mass firing, wives knowing their husband's buttholes, underlying rage, creativity vs. comfort, military service, fisting, ditching jokes in your act and salads. Oh yeah, remember the super long show notes from the Scott Zolak and Scotty Landes episodes? They both got way more listens than any shows I've done so far, so looks like I'm gonna be a long-winded son of a bitch in these show notes moving forward... As always, it's to support the podcast or just give me money so I can fix my air conditioning. Which is currently broken. 

    Anthony Wright Got His Shot (with Scotty Landes)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 100:25

    Before I tell you about former quarterback Anthony Wright or my guest Scotty Landes, let's address my dog being very loud in the background of this podcast. It sounds like he's tap-dancing on the hardwood. What can I tell you, he's a dog, lay off. This podcast takes us to some very cool places. I burn bridges with, discuss people's weight loss journey, and get excited for the upcoming Rubber City Comedy Festival in Akron, Ohio. I also touch on Tim Tebow, Urkel, the somewhat disturbed fans of Death, and trying to become friends with Alex Gettlin (Let Me Be Clear podcast). Once I get to Anthony Wright, we're talking about his career at South Carolina, his playoff battle against the Titans in 2003, his battle with eventual 1st round bust Kyle Boller, him getting shot, and more. My wife, comedian Liz Galalis (The Joel McHale Show) drops in for a quick pre-planned bit, and then I welcome Scotty Landes (Ma, Workaholics) onto the show. Scotty and I catch up, then talk Ravens football from the early 90's. I'm talking a lot of really good defense, special teams, and a lot of screen passes from Trent Dilfer, Stoney Case and Elvis Grbac. A quick shout out to some fellow podcasts that have had me guest on their shows recently; Sports & Shit, Larry Knows Sports, Project Drivel, Winning Losers & The Spin-off. Hit these guys with some social media follows and check out their content! As always, go to to check out the Merch store and join the newsletter. E-mail Erick at to hop on the Patreon.

    Scott Zolak

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 49:51

    Scott Zolak refused to do my show, but he demanded I have no guest. As he seems like a cool guy, I obliged. This ep is a solo joint. I start the show with some chit chat about mediation, as last week's episode with Brendan Sagalow motivated me to start doing it. I chat about weeping in hot yoga, my favorite Maryland Terp t-shirt, and how my recent doctors visits are making me feel like a fat RoboCop. I also yell at the audience to go to therapy, talk about poor people tearing their ACL's, and do a quick bit on Atlanta Falcons backup Turk Schonert. Am I doing the episode summary right. I feel like previous ones I didn't write enough, now I'm writing too much. Whatever, this one will just be over-written, we'll see what happens on the next episode description. Moving on...I also talk about psychos watching me sleep, hugging Drew Bledsoe, Scott Zolak being a fun guy, Scott Zolak having terrible college numbers, Scott Zolak reminding me of Koy Detmer, and the Patriots-Jaguars 1998 playoff game. I feel like I'm committed to this style for the rest of the way here, but in case it's annoying to you, don't worry, I think this is a one-off. You don't need to hear EVERYTHING I talked about. Anyway, then I talked about Giovanni Carmazzi being fearful, being an enabler, my recent appearance on The Schmidt Scharing Show, yelling at that Geico commerical, Jack Bauer cutting off a terrorist's nutsack, making Coldstone employees sing and pit bulls. Still reading? I close the podcast by talking for too long about the Oprah interview with Harry and Meghan, Woody Allen, having kids, and encouraging people to check out my merch, newsletter and Patreon waiting list. Also, follow my friend Rob Stern, he dropped in for a quick comedy bit. Alright, we made it. That sucked. I will never write a episode summary like this again, unless this gets a ton of listens, in which case it'll be like this forever.

    Bubby Brister Backpacks Belize (with Brendan Sagalow)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 102:04

    Brendan Sagalow hasn't the faintest who Bubby Brister is and he's not ashamed of it! Not only does this episode include a funny and interesting interview with Brendan, but two of my friends drop by in Liz Galalis (@Erickswife) on Insta/Twitter and Gary DeNoia (Gary's Insta). Also, I'm kidding, Liz is @LizGalalis, I'm just feeling frisky. The podcast starts off with me talking about getting my Twitter account hacked. We're talking full on, sex pervert, gimps in my DM's hacked. But I got it back thanks to the millions (Rock pause) and millions of fans reporting the asshole to Twitter, so if you were one of those that helped me out, thx! I also get deep into talking to dogs like they're humans, men from the 1930's named "Babe", Bubby Brister telling Chuck Noll to eat shit, Terrell Davis coming after Bubby, and more. Then I start chatting with Brendan and we get into meditation, snowboarding, the ecstasy in quitting versus the self-value of perseverance, not caring about sports, dating in a pandemic, and more. Follow Brendan on Insta/Twitter and listen to his comedy album Not Now More Than Ever FOR FREE on Spotify . Support this show by visiting and checking out the brand new merch store. The pullover hoodie is soft, thin and comfy. I swear it on my unborn children. Also, join my newsletter.

    I Want Jesse's Girls (w/ Liz Miele)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 77:50

    Liz Miele. Jesse Palmer. MY FATHER! The stars are out in this episode! Roll out the red carpet for a celebrity extravaganza the likes of which have never been seen! This podcast starts out with the usual with a breakdown of the execution of St. Valentine. Then I catch people up on my week, starting with my low grade Celiac Disease depression, some therapy talk, and my appearance on The Opening Kickoff Podcast. My father drops in for some pre-planned bit action, and then it's a deep dive on Jesse Palmer. The former Florida Gator has a not so memorable football career followed by a lengthy run as a multi-faceted TV host. I playfully mock him. Then my father appears in another pre-planned bit, and I chat about the stage antics of My Chemical Romance, my upcoming merch store, moving to Tarzana, Patrice O'Neal, and supporting Taylor Heinicke at all costs. I also complain about cancel culture, which believe it or not has never been done by a comedian. The guest for this episode is Liz Miele. Liz and I bitch about how NYC is better then LA for about seventeen hours (I edited it down to 30 minutes). We also dabble in some east coast anger and comedy and do not mention football once. It's the off-season and I talked Jesse Palmer earlier on, get off my ass. Liz currently has a comedy special titled "Self Help Me" you can see on YouTube right now. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, or visit her website. She has a book entitled "Why Cats Are Assholes" coming out 3/16, and hosts the podcast "2 Non Doctors" on YouTube. As always, support this show by subscribing for free on your preferred podcast platform. If you're on Apple Podcasts, please rate five stars and write a review. Visit to hop on my newsletter or follow my social media.

    Erik Kramer Doesn't Know Seinfeld

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 84:45

    Two things; Erik Kramer was a huge mistake for a comedy podcast and Detroit has Duce on their staff so get ready for a Super Bowl, Motown. On this packed episode of Bring In The Backups, I talk about my Celiac Disease (again), GameStop, LA opening restaurants, Erik Kramer opening up a can of whoop-ass on Dallas in the playoffs, my rage, Erik Kramer getting Me Too'd, Erik Kramer getting un-Me Too'd, Dan Campbell, and finally, the Duce is loose in Detroit.  I also awkwardly tip-toe around Erik Kramer's post NFL career, we get a comedy visit from Liz Galalis, and I interview comedian Sandy Danto (MADtv).  Check out Sandy's album The San Francisco Punchline. To support BITB, visit and subscribe on your preferred podcast platform.

    A Podcast Fit For A King

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 63:45

    Brad Johnson stole glory from Shaun King and I'm here to take it back. Straight from St. Petersburg, our hometown hero led the Tulane Green Wave to an undefeated season in 1998, and rolled that success into a brief, mostly uninspiring NFL career where he quarterbacked a team with a historically great defense. This podcast gets real. I'm talking upper endoscopy procedures, the capitol riots (barely), the Bucs creamsicle throwbacks (mostly), exciting playoff football, living in LA during COVID and more. I also blow the secret that I'm starting a merch store, comedian Liz Galalis (@lizgalalis) drops in on a pre-planned bit, and my sister (name-less to you people) expresses her concern for my mental health.Get your ass to for the newsletter, links to subscribe to the show, and more comedy content. Stay alive.

    Rockin' New Year's Steve

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 113:03

    Steve Bono. Lucas Hazlett. A podcast that is way too long but I just didn't want to edit, and it's funny so whatever.This marathon podcast starts with yours truly reviewing Steve Bono's career with the 49ers & Chiefs where he backed up Joe Montana and Steve Young. I also tackle current modern day hot topics including "port vs. starboard", is timeshare bad, and the lack of trigger warnings for the CBS 1991 TV movie The Rape of Dr. Willis. Then my friend Lucas Hazlett (2 Broke Girls, Life in Pieces, American Princess) joins the podcast and we cover too much ground. There's enough in here to upset everyone, so this podcast has a "don't listen if you're a pussy" rating. Steve Bono takes a back-seat, which as a backup, he's used to.If you listen till the end you get a cookie. Enjoy the pod. The next one will be five minutes to balance it out.

    Here Comes Santa Clausen

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 70:58

    The Jimmy Clausen touchdown meter is running low, but just like Santa's sleigh, if we all just believe, he'll start crushing his current intramural league. Prepare for a Christmas journey to Notre Dame, Charlotte, Chicago, Baltimore, and wherever the else this dude has lived.I chat about country songs, the weird noises my stomach makes on the podcast, Lori Laughlin making friends, pickles and more. I also interview Madison Davis and she goes off on my looks and being a bad person.As always, check out to support. Happy Holidays. Don't kill your family.

    Let's Talk About Rex, Baby

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 43:56

    Sink into this Rex Grossman episode like you would a coma after eating a  Chicago deep dish pizza. I'm not talking "food coma". I'm talking you had a lifetime of poor choices and now you're in a coma following your heart attack. I want family members crying over you in a hospital bed while you listen to Sexy Rexy get his due. Merry Christmas!The REXTRAVAGANZA stays focused on #8 for the most part, but we also chat about Moises Alou's urine-soaked hands. Stay tuned as my wife makes a reasonable request to not be called a cunt, my dog Gordon mis-behaves, my father-in-law's girlfriend does dishes audibly in the background, and my friend Alex Gettlin drops in for some pre-planned bit action. No guest this time around because I'm traveling the east coast and I should be enough for you people. If I can't carry a podcast focusing on this in-consistent Super Bowl piñata, I shouldn't be in the backup quarterback podcasting business to begin with.As always, support this show by visiting to subscribe on your preferred platform, review the show on Apple Podcasts, and sign up for my newsletter. 

    GlennFoley Glenn Toss

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 59:15

    Admit it, the Glenn Foley pun is solid. The podcast may be the audio equivalent of the Hindenburg, but the puns are getting pretty good.  On this episode I talk about Glenn Foley, Celiac disease, traveling, fighting with my wife, sleeping in windowless rooms and more. Then I interview comedian Gary Denoia about how terrible the Jets are, NYC background noise, Little Big League, Rookie Of The Year, and how Erick sucks at remote podcasting.As always, please support this podcast rating and reviewing 5 stars on Apple Podcasts, subscribing on your preferred podcast platform, and visiting

    Know When To Holcomb

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 40:27

    Cleveland Browns fans know pain. NFL journeyman Kelly Holcomb once tried to ease that pain with a playoff performance in the 2002 wildcard round against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He didn't complete the victory, but the dawg pound remembers the attempt...On this episode I rock it solo, NO GUEST, as I chat about our featured QB, traveling across country, calling my father "daddio", shitty sketch comedy and more. I also hint at the world ending because I recorded this six hours before we knew who was president, making the episode laughably dated almost immediately, but fuck it, I'm not re-recording.To support this show, there's one place to go: Please keep up with rating/reviewing/subscribing to the show, and hop on my newsletter for the inside track on updates.

    Stop And Smell The Rosenfels

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 70:02

    Sage Rosenfels went 6-6 as a starter. His QB Rating was 81.2. He threw 30 touchdowns & 29 interceptions. When you look up average in the dictionary, you'll see the definition of average. But for a moment, imagine that definition personified as a lazy hack comic writing a joke one step above an internet meme about how when you look up "average" in the dictionary you'll see a photo of Sage Rosenfels. You get it. Jokes are hard to write.On this podcast I chat about getting screwed by theater kids this week, my dog, and I interview comedian Alex Gettlin (Let Me Be Clear, House Rules). We chat about our QB of choice, teenage mutant ninja turtles, libertarianism, old dogs, cops doing yoga and read some Rosenfels roast jokes.The best way to support BITB right now is to be a fan. Visit for more info on the pod, Erick's comedy and more.

    When Life Gives You Lemon

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 59:34

    When you google Cleo Lemon, all you get is a grainy photo of a homeless man masterbating at midfield in an empty high school football stadium in Jacksonville. Well no longer. In this episode I talk about Cleo's epic overtime win to save Miami from a win-less season, Canadian football, and how having a home makes you weak. I also interview Ray Easter (Laugh After Dark on Amazon Prime) who totally remembers Cleo Lemon and hates Redskins fans. I know we can't say "Redskins" anymore, but can we type it? If you wanna see more of my comedy, please visit Erick & join my newsletter. Hit me up on social media anytime on Facebook, Insta and Twitter. Subscribe to my YouTube for more comedy, including this podcast with bonus jokes. Lastly, if you haven't yet, hook up the pod with a 5 star rating and a written review on iTunes/Apple Podcasts!

    Game. Set. Batch.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2020 58:13

    Lions. Steelers. Charlie Batch. After 15 seasons on the bench, BITB gives Batch his due. I talk about Charlie's charitable work, how featuring him is a huge mistake, Eddie Money, selling time-share and more. I also interview Rob Stern (Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser) and we roast Charlie. If you're a fan, visit Erick to join my newsletter and get updates on the pod, tour dates and more. Also follow me on Facebook, Insta and Twitter, and subscribe to my YouTube for more comedy. 

    Koy's Whuppin Stick

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2020 43:19

    Koy Detmer played in the NFL for 10 years. In the inaugural episode of the podcast, I talk about his neck beard, his sibling rivalry with Ty, his big games against the Pats in 99 and the Niners in 2003, his NSFW touchdown celebration that made him a Philly legend, and more. I also talk about fights at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, cut-out fans at baseball games, if I could play football for my father, and I interview Liz Galalis (The Joel McHale Show, The Daily Show). Liz is a writer, actor, and my wife (in that order). Erick Hellwig is a stand-up comedian from NYC living in Los Angeles. He hosts Bring In The Backups podcast and has appeared on AGT, Brain Games, Greatest Party Story Ever, numerous national tv commercials & more. Erick has written for Money From Strangers and co-created Death Lives. Since 2015 he's performed in dozens of festivals including Big Pine, Westside, North Carolina, Rubber City, Sno Jam, Harlem, Oak City, Burbank & Aloha Comedy. Erick hosts the weekly show Barely Making It LA in Hollywood and he's Death.  To listen to the show, go to Apple Podcasts and subscribe for free, rate, and review. To watch the show, subscribe on YouTube. Visit Erick for all things BITB & Erick related. Lastly, follow this backup comedian on FB, Insta & Twitter at @ErickHellwig. Thanks for supporting and see you in the next episode's show notes section.

    The Intro Thing

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2020 3:47

    Erick introduces his podcast. He briefly discusses checking in on former lovers, what to expect on the show and how to listen/support. Full episodes start in September 2020 so subscribe (for free) today. Erick Hellwig is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and podcaster from NYC living in Los Angeles. He hosts Bring In The Backups podcast and has appeared on AGT, Brain Games, Greatest Party Story Ever, numerous national tv commercials & more. Erick has written for Money From Strangers and co-created Death Lives. Since 2015 he's performed in dozens of festivals including Big Pine, Westside, North Carolina, Rubber City, Sno Jam, Harlem, Oak City, Burbank & Aloha Comedy. Erick hosts the weekly show Barely Making It LA in Hollywood and he's dead.  To listen to the show, go to Apple Podcasts and subscribe for free, rate, and review. To watch the show, subscribe on YouTube. Visit Erick for all things BITB related, plus Erick's road dates. Lastly, follow this backup comedian on FB, Insta & Twitter at @ErickHellwig. Thanks for supporting and see you in the next episode's show notes section.

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