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Two comedy nerds, Jacques and Joe, talk movies, TV, video games, sports (the Patriots) and politics... with laughter and love. Not so much the love.

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    Sideshow # 78 - Comedian Greg Boggis

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 50:04

    A staple in the New England comedy scene, comedian/host/MC Greg Boggis chats with Biff and Jacques about his years in comedy, what he did to keep the jokes coming over last year and a half of the world going sideways and how excited all are about the buzz around Greg's Mondo Comedy live shows coming back to Mill # 5 in Lowell staring Oct. 28! https://lunalowell.com/movies/the-return-of-mondo-comedy/ Greg's Webpage is – BoggisComedy.com Twitter and Instagram: @BoggieNews Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Mind Time by Dan Cray and Beyond Id

    Ep. 184 - Kirk To Beam Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 65:16


    James Tiberius Kirk is going up to space … for real.  Jeff Bas-hole in a smart PR move is taking William Shatner into space! Jacques and Biff talk giving blood and how people who put spoilers on line less then 3 hours after a show airs at 3am EST really need a good beat down (well … that's how Jacques feels …) How dumb are these Tik Tok challenges and how dumb are the kids who knowingly break the law, tape themselves and post it just for the 8 seconds of fame. NHL and NHLPA doing something right for once … Carey Price and the Players Assistance Program. Covid Update, Some of TV yapping, parenting tips and well that's about it. Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Mark by Dan Cray and Beyond Id


    Sideshow #77 - Ferguson – RIP Norm Macdonald

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 60:21

    The great Norm Macdonald past away a few weeks ago …Or so the German's would have us believe.  One of Joe and Jacques' all time favorites.  Biff, a big fan as well. We chat seeing Norm live in 2019, go over some of the all-time greatest late-night talk show moments – Chairmen of the Bored, The Moth Story, The Congratulations gift basket … as well as his lasting impact on SNL News and of course … Turd Ferguson. Joe also talks “Dirty Works” and the movie is could have been. Joe on Twitter is @Optigrabber Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id

    Ep. 183 - Guess Who's Coming To Dinner … It's JOE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 81:56

    All it took to get Joe to come back for a couple episodes was to have one of our comedy heroes to pass away!  Worth it? Maybe.  With news of the great Norm MacDonald leaving this plane of existence way to soon had Joe zoom in for this week's CP and next week's Sideshow. Jacques tells of his Pandemic Unemployment Assistance tale of woe … with a happy(ish) ending.  Friend of the podcast Renatezky was in Boston for week and Jacques and his family FINALLY did the Boston tourist stuff they've talked about doing for years … like seeing the Gardner Museum (This Is A Robbery on Netflix art heist museum), Duck Boat Tour, Tea Party stuff … Biff (sort of) breaks down the do's and don'ts of the word “Oriental”, breaks down another awesome national crime in Japan news clip and also has another “see if the round-eyed co-host can tell Japanese woman apart / guess which is the porn star” game. Biden won AZ … again.  Justin Trudeau won Canada … again. Joe's watching “Only Murderers” on HULU, Biff is watching “Dexter” and Jacques still ringing the bell for “Ted Lasso”. Joe does a great Norm Self-Indulgent Theater, parenting tips and NO it's not too early for Halloween stuff to go up! Joe on Twitter is @Optigrabber Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Recess by Dan Cray and Beyond Id

    Sideshow # 76 - Musical Geniuses

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 30:30


    Round 3 – This week Biff and Jacques debate their favorite Musical Geniuses and SHOCKINGLY they don't have the exact same list … but there was a lot of agreement on this one.  Did Bowie beat out Randy Newman?  Did Prince beat out the great Dan Cray … guess you have to listen. Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: DKNY Bag by Dan Cray (of the Suburb EP) DanCray.net


    Ep. 182 Sussy Baka

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 64:56

    Jacques recaps seeing Patton Oswald kick off his new tour this week.  Also, YES, Aretha Franklin was, is and always will be The Queen (highly recommend checking out the docu-movie. “Respect!”)  Sussy Buka … something Jacques' 11 year old says (from some YouTube meme from Breaking Bad) which Biff breaks down the origin of. Blues Clues turns 25, Elizabeth Holmes trial starts and on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 … Texas moves to become the US version of The Taliban.  NFL season starts (Jacques says Pats go 10-6 and lose in wild card round) and Brady starts season by … being Brady. A Self Indulgent Theater (Jim's Theme) Parenting times and … well, that covers it. Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Moe by Dan Cray and Beyond Id

    Sideshow # 75 Singers and Guitarist

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 42:41

    Biff and Jacques had a blast yapping favorite rhythm section players last side show they decided Round 2 … be singers and guitarist. Sure … couple obvious picks … that are total clichés … but come on … if your list doesn't have Jimi … then you need to have a big slice of STFU sandwich.  No … Jacques picks weren't just on his list to annoy Biff … He really loves them … but yeah, annoying Biff IS a bonus. Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Gouge Away by Pixies

    Ep. 181 - An Intervention Intervention

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 69:34

    Jacques' wife (aka Management) went to see John Mulaney new show about his intervention at the Wilber Theater 3x last week.  Does she need an intervention intervention … in her defense … her friend went 4x … sssssoooo. Biff plans on catching some of the summer movies on our list … but Jacques seen Free Guy (loved it), Jungle Cruise (LOVED they keep the corny jokes from Disney ride) and Suicide Squad.  Turns out Afghanistan still sucks … as does Covid and the California recall … but at least there is plenty of weird animation for Japan crime news … which Biff as always, breaks down in fun detail. As always, parenting tips and a little hockey talk. Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Bookends by Dan Cray and Beyond Id

    Sideshow # 74 - Favorite Bass Players and Drummers (and Rhythm Sections)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 70:06

    Can someone please come up with a different term then “Mt. Rushmore” that means the same thing?  Please. So Jacques thought Biff meant best rhythm section (collectively from a band) but Biff wanted to list separately – Best Bassist and Best Drummer.  They cover both and it was a lot of fun.  Couple names won't surprise anyone … but a couple will. The whole show is one long self-indulgent theater … but aren't they all, really? CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Lepton's Bingo Teddy by Dan Cray and Beyond Id (John Hunt on bass)

    Ep. 180 Attend To Your Ass Whoopin'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 64:27

    With the Olympics wrapped up … you thought Jacques and Biff didn't have anything to talk about … but they found a way … and they chat Jeopardy's new (poor) choice for host, Snakes … I mean Duct Tape On A Plane, Chris Cuomo now being his mom's favorite and hey … It's “Infrastructure week” again … no really this time stuff COULD be happening.  Siberia is on fire, covid still sucks … and there is still crime in Japan!  Best tackle of the year and it wasn't in the NFL.  Parenting tips and more … not a lot more … but more. CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Long Fences by Silver Scooter (but mostly John Hunt)

    Sideshow # 73 RONAK!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 74:16

    Jacques and Biff's long-time friend Ronak zooms in to chat She-Hulk v. Wonder Woman, give advice on the best way to figure out what you want to do in “the biz” if you know you want in and aren't sure where you should be AND she answers honestly, “does Jacques hold the record for most shows pitched to her in her years as a development executive?” Ronak has gotten at least 25 shows on the air!  Shows she's either created, curated or help develop.  It might be hard to see the lawyer degree and MBA hanging on her wall behind the vintage Boba Fett action figure she owns! This is one of those episodes where at the end, you'll ask yourself:  She really takes Jacques calls?  Really?! CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Laid by Dan Cray and Beyond Id (in honor of Ronak's reasoning for loving She-Hulk!)  

    Ep.179 Sully's Plex Account Wins The Gold

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 82:01


    The GREAT Norman Lear turns 99 and LeVar Burton gets his shot a hosting Jeopardy.  Jacques fell down the rabbit hole that is his pal Sully's Plex account and a youtube clip of all the theme songs to the record breaking 1979 new TV shows … oh and some shit went down at the Olympics.  Simone Biles wins off the mat and Tom Hanks intros the Cleveland Guardians! This weeks Japan crime clip we (Jacques) learns you drive on the left side over there!  Jan 6th terrorist attach hearing started, Biff explains WHY both Left and Right media is ignoring coal miners' strike and Covid STILL SUCKS … mostly cause of A-holes who will not stop being A-Holes. CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Pepsi by Dan Cray and Beyond Id (live at Tuff's WMFO 1993)


    Richard Donnor - Made Us Believe A Man Could Fly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 18:45

    Jacques thought the passing of one of the greatest directors of the 2nd half of the last century deserves a rambling sideshow where he mis-quotes ‘facts” about his career and his undead wife (who is arguably more successful than he was.) And Biff obliged.- Donner pretty much created the big budget super hero movie with Superman The Movie (arguable one of the greatest tights and capes movies till this day!)  Suspense horror legend with The Oman as well as Jacques (and maybe Joe's) favorite Christmas movie Scrooged!  There wasn't a genre he didn't kick ass in.  He even in his TV days directed episodes of Gilligan's Island, Get Smart and The Banana Splits… I know, right!? CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4

    EP. 178 BACK! Like A Bad Rash!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 73:53

    After a month off (you're welcome) Biff and Jacques are back to shoot the shit about everything and nothing.  Know what else is back … Jacques tragic audio engineering skills … couldn't get mixer and his mic to work … so this is all zoom audio baby!  UGH. Jacques took his family on a 650 mile road trip JUST to watch Karate Kid triple feature at Mahoning Drive In in Lehighton PA, was a BLAST … two weeks later big Solar tried to shut down the 72 year old theater … was Jacques the hero that saved it? Probably not … but he did pull a fast one to try to help. Know who is heroes … Texas Dem state reps!!! All this is much much more … well … more. CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Austin 66 by Dan Cray (DanCrayNet)

    Sideshow # 71 Sleazy Talk with Sally Mullins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 65:08

    Comedian Sally Mullin's joins Biff and Jacques to talk about her stand up special “Sleazy Does It” (which is an absolutely hysterical hour of brutally cringeworthy awesomeness), How she's been killing it in the zoom comedy world over lock down and how she balances all this with HER podcast (PORN MOM PODCAST) and her FAN'S ONLY (@MsJamieFoster) work. As always, Jacques wouldn't STFU but Sally was able to talk about mentoring comics and adult film talent as well as talk the ups and downs of creating content and the evils of dealing with the selling of content (like her horror, thriller features on Amazon Prime.) Have a pad and paper to jot down the knowledge being dropped here … or just listen twice.  IF you are in the LA area and vaccinated … GO SEE SALLY'S SHOWS… and if you're in to adult content … check out her FansOnly page. We truly hope Sally becomes a regular CP guest! Sally's info: Sally's homepage: Sallymullins.com Sally On Twitter @SallyMullins1 Sally On Instagram @Sallymullins818 Sally On FansOnly @MsJamieFoster CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id   Closing Song: Mind Time by Dan Cray and Beyond Id

    EP.177 -We Lost A Booner

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 57:36

    Biff and Jacques talk a shitty week on the set of the slip n slide reality TV show, the updates on Jacques' reality show and feature script.  We talk the passing of Frank Booner … aka Herb Tarlek (a true TV hero of Jacques'.) CP honors this legend with the replaying of the WKRP parody (by @Model_CHP3Y on Twitter and Youtube) Olympics are starting in Japan … Whether the folks there want it or not.  And Jacques fails AGAIN at Biff's game … guess the porn star. GOP fights to NOT have Jan. 6th investigation but claims the FBI was behind Jan. 6 terrorist attack and demands answers.  So yeah … Turns out the NHL didn't cancel the play-offs after the Bruins were knocked out and Biff talks how damn good these players are. BIFF down loads a new Godzilla mobile game and Jacques is Loving Loki on Disney Plus. CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4 Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Bookends by Dan Cray and Beyond Id WKRP parody (by @Model_CHP3Y on Twitter and Youtube)

    Sideshow # 70 - CP Summer Movie Guide. You're Welcome!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 55:54

    You might not agree with all our movie picks and that's ok.  You're allowed to be wrong. Biff and Jacques break down the summer's big releases into 4 categories: See in a theater, see at a drive-in, wait for streaming and gouge your own eyes out to avoid seeing. CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4

    Ep. 176 Woody Harrelson's Dad Killed Kennedy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 69:54

    No … Really … He did… Or might have … he was there AND was (seriously) a mob hit man. Jacques left the house and went to … a Carnival… It's also Jacques' birthday which he says he doesn't care but talked about it and the BEST birthday present he EVER got (and he's had GF who were … “adventurous.”)  Covid updates, MORE heinous Crime in Japan and how DO you bankrupt a blog?  GOP gave Lee Harvey some shout outs on Memorial Day.  Biff talks NHL and are the FNH guys gonna file a class action suit against Taylor?  Jacques suggest giving HBO Max' “Hacks” and Apple TV Plus' “Mythic Quest” a watch. CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4 Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Foul by Dan Cray and Beyond Id (recorded at Tuff's Univ. WMFO on the Mikey D's Show in 1994)

    Sideshow #69 Charles Grodin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 36:47

    Biff and Jacques chat that passing of the GREAT Charles Grodin.  For Biff it’s King Kong, Midnight Run and Carson … Jacques it’s Ishtar, Midnight Run and Lettermen… Heavens Can Wait and Great Muppet Caper round out both their top 5. Jacques talks the time he tried to convince his friend Kat who was a foreign exchange student from Greece that DISPITE what you see and hear .. Letterman and Grodin really ARE friends! Biff laments if Clifford killed his will to do movie and drive him into being a political pundit? It’s always sad to see someone whose work you loved pass … but the rabbit hole of “research” for this sideshow … a very enjoyable ride. CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4

    My kid CAN hit a baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 114:02

    39 years later Jacques FINALLY watched Blade Runner.  Biff creates a new way to see if Jacques can tell Japanese woman apart with a new game called Find The Porn Star.  Seems the last administration DIDN’T fix the millennia old middle east problems and the GOP redefines the term “field trip”. Jacques drives by his old girlfriends (sports radio) house to remind himself how he’s over them/it.  The NHL playoffs week one hasn’t disappointed and FINALLY some video game talk as Resident Evil 8 has been played and The unlimited magnum has been unlocked! Biff’s 21 year old son AND Jacques both recommend “Invincible” on Amazon Prime,  some almost legit parenting tips and the TRUE moment Joe touched the sun with his CP version of the Welcome Back Kotter theme (NOT the WKRP theme as Jacques prefaced in the show (shut up Richard!) CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Struggly by Dan Cray and Beyond Id

    Sideshow#68 Tom Rogan of Goodnow Farms aka The Candy Man

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 48:27

    Tom Rogan, successful television producer (founder of Authentic Entertainment) turned successful Chocolatier (and longtime friend of Jacques) chats how not only do people buy $16 candy bars …  but he can NOT keep up with demand. Tom and Jacques’ worlds  intersect at the corners of dog rescue, survivors of working with Billy Ray Cyrus and as unofficial co-presidents of the Julian Edelman fan club. Tom shares amazing stories of the plan he and his wife Monica hatched in 2010 to turn their hobby into a business that wouldn’t just support their family but open up true opportunities in the communities all over Central and South America where they ethically source their beans from.  Oh … and turns out Dr. Fauci is a fan of Tom’s chocolates as well. You can order chocolate and or make donations to cause Tom and Monica champion at: www.GoodnowFarms.com And follow them at FB, Twitter and Instagram at: GoodnowFamrs CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening/Closing Song: Candy Man by Sloppy Seconds  

    NHL Playoffs and other Non-Sense

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 69:50

    If you think the opening jokes are bad … wait till you see Mortal Kombat.  Jacques talks getting marriage counseling with his Alexia devices and Biff talks LA Covid coloring system hinting at being racist and his Zoom failure this week. If you like the song Tutti Frutti (and who doesn’t you’ll LOVE this week’s Self-Indigent flash back with Joe from Ep. 140 doing John Oliver singing Little Richard!  NHL playoffs are upon us but first a visit via Crapitols and Rangers to Slat Shot style hockey from the days of old … Jacques recommends strongly Netflix’ “This Is A Robbery” , parenting tips AND the debut of the NEW Dan Cray and Beyond Id song “Buidling The Wall.”  What move can you want … well … we ain’t giving it to you … this week.  But fill out a card and drop it in the suggestion box that only looks like a paper shredder. CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Dan Cray and Beyond Id’s “Building The Wall” (But 98% Dan)  

    Ep. 173 - The Return Of FNH

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 82:11

    Biff manages to find the strength to record AFTER getting on the ice the night before for first time in over a year!  Biff manages to find the strength to record for a 2nd time this weekend as Jacques really Jacques’d up the original recording from the day before!  Biff talks paying a birthday visit to the founder of FNH and godfather for So. Cal hockey Paul.  Jacques yaps his latest first script FIRST table read this past week as well as him being a guest on a Qatari based business/sports podcast (Jim Mackie - In The Game) and his advice on making a movie guaranteed to get Oscar noms, DC state hood moves forward IF Joe Manchen gets out of his party’s way and MORE heinous crime in Japan, ONE of which is that Hello Kitty fell to #8 in a recent poll of Sanrio characters!  Jacques introduces his 10 year old to Tommy Boy AND continues his goal of owning record for most viewing of End Game. Biff loves this new show call The Mandalorian.  Parenting tips AND as usual, this episode’s highlight is a Joe Self-Indulgent theater (From Ep. 105 6/24/19) Singing Under Pressure as Paul Lynde and Gilbert Gottfried. CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Dan Cray “Wet Brain” DanCray.net

    Sideshow # 67 Paul Dever – A Real Carve Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 54:50

    We say this a lot … but THIS really is a great episode!  The laughs per minute ratio hits an all time Carnival Personnel Podcast high and it’s ALL due to the guest - world champion pumpkin carver, artist, drummer, YouTube personality and hysterical dude, Paul Dever.  If Paul wasn’t too busy with his YouTube show (Carvers and Creators) we’d have him be the full time host of CP! Paul talks his path to watching Food Network saying to himself (and his wife) I can do that … to a couple years later WINNING Food Network's 2019s Carving Championship… toughest part (spoiler alert) he won it in 2018 but it didn’t air for a year so had to keep quiet about it the whole time! How this world works, what’s ahead for Paul in this space and how he’s made life long friends with artist heroes along the way … seriously, this really is a fun episode.  And if you don’t like it at the end … it comes with a money back guarantee. Check Paul Devers out at: https://www.devercustoms.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyw2zHTb35Y https://www.facebook.com/DeverCustoms/ DeverCustoms on Instagram CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4 Joe on Twitter is @Optigrabber   Opening Clips: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Closing Song: Dan Cray and Beyond Id “Laid”  

    Ep. 172 - JOE! The return of the prodigal son!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 124:11

    Christmas in April, as Joe makes his triumphant return to CPP on this supersized episode.  If you were looking to hear what two middle-aged white dudes and a middle-aged Asian guy’s thoughts are on the passing of DMX and Little Nas X’s twitter timeline were, you came to the right place! With all the time Matt Gaetz spends with teenage girls, you’d think one of them would have shown him how to make his Venmo transactions private.  Also seems the GOP are the new kings of Cancel Culture as they try to pull the plug on corporate America because they don’t like that we don’t like that they are Making Jim Crow Laws Great Again.  The MBL moves the All-Star game from Atlanta and the Texas Rangers remove hopes of a smart covid plan from Texas.  We do a deep dive, play by play analysis on the Japan Crime Wave clip Biff shared, yap Kong vs. Godzilla, a Self-Indulgent theater from the vault and more parenting tips.  Oh, we don’t really know what NFTs are but we do a bad job explaining them! Its really a big day for the listeners!  CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4 Joe on Twitter is @Optigrabber   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: My Brother Zebulon “Railroad Tracks” off Greatest Ear Wigs Vol. 1  

    Sideshow #66 -Al The Toy Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 31:57

    Make the calls. Make the calls. Make the calls. This week Biff and Jacques welcome longtime friend Al to chat his decades long career of selling happiness.  Al is the quintessential, old school sales guy whose products and work ethics turned out to be recession proof and even covid proof.  He specialized in selling licensed character goods to the party stores and dollar tree type stores. Al talks his biggest sellers, the can’t miss products that did miss and the “who would by this junk” that flew off the shelves. Al liked his profession.  He liked who he worked with and for … sure curve balls now and then … but overall, this chat exemplifies how if you like what you do for a living, life ain’t all that bad. Personal note: It’s pals like Al and talks like this that make me super home sick for So. Cal and FNH. CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Clips of “Dicky Fox” from the movie Jerry Maguire

    Episode 171 - Fire The Audio Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 109:10

    I wish we could just have a pure yuk fest podcast that’s fun and light … we plan them that way … then a couple sick fcks commit horrific acts of domestic terrorism, GOP committed to raging war on black voters… we lose a couple actors working on some favorite shows … Jacques’ kids teacher resigns over being forced to return to in person teaching BEFORE being vaccinated … add to fact the podcast audio guy SUCKS … ugh.  Bad wire has an annoying buzz whole Sorry all.   WE DO talk some fun stuff: Jacques’ 1st quarterly update on his goal set for 2021, and his former responsibilities of handing LA King ticket distribution for our paly John, Biff talks the magic of Tom Lee Jones Japanese TV commercials and upcoming summer Olympics and WILL Jacques go to a theater for Kong v. Godzilla this week?  We DID remember to not just talk about a Joe’s Self-Indulgent theater but to edit it in this week!  Jacques chats a little Zack Snyder Justice League and Biff chats WNHL playoffs and a hot mic NHL ref boo boo.   Also, follow @DanteTheComic on Twitter who is fun and every night is on front line of showing the awfulness of LAPD towards blacks and homeless.   CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: My Bro Zeb’s “Billy”

    Be Selfish - Volunteer! A Chat with Abby!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 67:03

    When the world goes sideways (natural disasters, once in a century pandemic made 10x worse by lack of empathy and leadership) … everyday people (metaphorically) put on tights and capes and fly to the rescue.  This week’s guest is one of those heroes. Our friend Abby whom helped an AMAZING local charity organization do INCREDIBLE things from the very onset of the March 2020 Covid shut down. LLAMA (Lifting Lowellians: Assistance and Mutual Aid) is the organization Jacques’ families been working with since last April and have again learned that the friends you make, the good you feel … volunteering is one of the most selfish things you can do!  Abby’s “day job” in social work and history of advocating for those whose voices aren’t often heard, led us to chat tips on how to get involved, where to find ways to help and how to help direct people to the resources out there.  There is almost zero talk of Batman or fart jokes … our apologies.   LLAMA - Lifting Lowellians: Assistance and Mutual Aid https://www.facebook.com/pg/LowellMutualAid/posts/   CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast CP: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening clip from Billy Murray’s Scrooged. Closing Song: To Do List by Dan Cray (off the album  'Best Ever")    

    Episode 170: Anniversary Trifecta

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 78:43

    Things come in threes and Biff and Jacques yap 3 anniversaries this week: the 1 Year anniversary of the Covid 19 (two week) lock down, the 10 year anniversary of the Japan Tsunami and the 3rd (arguably most tragic of the anniversaries) the 7year anniversary of management’s wedding to Jacques (that Biff officiated .. so really, it’s ALL his fault!)  HEY Good News … turns out America doesn’t have a monopoly on being racist POS and damn it, I DO care about the Oprah interview.  WTF is a Ghost Kitchen? The husband of Dr. Jill Biden THANKFULLY got his Covid rescue package past and signed. Mario turns 35, Pre-Photoshop sports cards, Japan crime and non-Japanese Japanese dessert (?), Jacques coaches on how to watch 5 movies in one night, parenting tips and a “Self-Indulgent Theater” of Joe from the CP vaults!  All this in ONE hour? NO. but if you play it at 1.5 speed, well under!   CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: My Bro Zeb’s “Bizzy’s House” (Mellencamp “Pink House” Parody)

    Sideshow #64 De-Comp Waits For No One

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 63:51

    This week’s sideshow Biff and Jacques’ guest Matt, has a dead-end job.   Yet, there is a lot of stiff competition at his work.  You know how sometimes living people become not living people … since his early teens, Matt’s worked in the LEGAL (important to point that out) body removal business.  Working at the funeral home his grand-dad started, Matt is the funniest guy to drive a hearse since Michael Keaton in Nightshift.  Matt also rocks the mic as a college sports PA announcer and can’t wait to get up on stage doing stand-up post covid.  So, stretch out on the embalming table and listen to talk about how stacking caskets is a high stakes game of Jenga!   CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Man Kind) Randy Newman Closing Song: Warm Line by Dan Cray

    Where's My Potato's Penis?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 97:43

    Jacques finally pays for a live-stream (Patton Oswald) worth the money! Boys chat it’s GREAT to see FNH pal JT on MSNBC but sadly because he’s representing the family of a guy shot by cops for being black while holding an Ice Tea. Fiercely independent, totally unregulated Texas needs AOC and Beta to put on capes and play superhero, Biff talks bukkake (no really, he does) and from the CP Vault (Ep. 130 2/24/20) Joe’s Self-Indulgent Theater - Emo Phillip’s sings Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air theme. Jacques watching HBO Max’ Lady and the Dale, Netflix’ Nick Cage’s History Of Swear Words and 1967 Cring-tastic Aquaman cartoon as Biff is watching episodes of The Match Game with Betty White from 1974 (good call Biff!).  Jacques reveals new weight lost program for himself … put on Oculus headset and get lost in world pretending you're a Jedi and emerge 3 dehydrated days later 20 lbs lighter. Willie O’Ree skates chat in sport, parenting tips and much mush more.  Well more … not really much much more.   CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Beyond Id Closing Song: My Bro Zeb’s Cover of Beyond Id’s “It’s Only Life”

    Sideshow # 63 My BESH Friend Pt. 1 of Many

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 78:39

    Video game developer, entrepreneur and overall really nice guy BESH zooms in to drop some knowledge on Biff and Jacques.  BESH talks about coding his own DOOM levels on his dads old IBM computer in Jr. High, to the process of putting an entire team of professionals together to produce games, get them to market and make a living.  BESH lays out some of the pros and cons of working for a AAA development giants vs being your own boss and controlling your successful career and factoring in a healthy life balance.  BESH is ppprrreeetttttyyyyy sure this whole video game “thing” isn’t a fade and will only be growing … we’ll see. Truly CP is hoping BESH will come back MANY times as there is just no way to cover this field in one chat.   Opening Music: Blanco OST by Model CHP3Y Closing Music: Glass Heart By Model CHP3Y   More amazing music BY Model CHP3Y Twitter: https://twitter.com/Model_CHP3Y YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ModelCHP3Y   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4

    Ep. # 168 I'm Not A Cat

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 78:23

    Valentine Day tips from CP? No, not really.  FINALLY, Harriet Tubman is going on the $20 bill!!  Long over due!  Big shout out to a real-life hero Hayden. Larry Flint’s health takes a turn for the worst.  Biden keeps acting like a President as Florida Man’s 2nd Impeachment trial rolls on.  Gina Carano goes out of her way to get fired by Disney (finally).  Biff brings us “This Week In Japanese Crime” and teaches us this week’s phrase “今朝毎朝” (This Morning, Every Morning: Keh-Sha My-ess-ah) From the CP vault, Joe’s Self Indulgent Theater – Tommy Boy’s Rant (From Ep. 120 Nov. 11, 19). Brady still great, WNHL cancels season. Biff gives a thumbs up to Demon Slayer on Netflix, Jacques a thumbs up to The Boys on Amazon Prime.   CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Beyond Id Closing Song: Scratch Tickets by My Brother Zebulon  

    Sideshow# 62 - Dr. Ross Salawitch. He's Wicked Smaht, Kid.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 68:07

    Dr. Ross Salawitch is a Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at The University Of Maryland.  He’s like our own Captain Planet.  With President Biden instantly rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, we thought talking with Ross, whose book, “Paris Climate Agreement: Beacon Of Hope” which is a road map of how to actually achieve the goals of the agreement would be a refreshing change of pace from Jacques’ fart jokes and Biff’s wildly inaccurate NHL predictions.   Download Dr. Salawitch’s book FOR FREE from Springer.com https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-46939-3   You can follow Dr. Salawitch on twitter: @Ross_Salawitch   Opening Song: Theme from Captain Planet Closing Song: Recess by Dan Cray and Beyond Id   CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   And don’t forget …

    Jews In Space ... With Lasers!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 82:56

    The Fraternal Order of FNH steps in to help right a wrong … How do you turn away a 95-year old WW2 hero showing up to get his Covid Vaccination? Easy, asked the clowns in Glendale AZ.  Not on our watch! Jacques learns it’s GREAT to support artist you love during a pandemic maybe just read the fine print. Should we love Uber Eats and Progressive commercials THIS much? Mel Brooks gave us Jews In Space …GOP gave us Jews In Space … With Lasers!  AOC is awesome.  Biff updates us on crime wave (really?) in Japan and he breaks down his Superbowl pick.  How much do you have to dumb down GameStop stock story for Jacques to get it and his thoughts on Kong v Godzilla (of course the 1962 version!). Closing Song “It’s So Hard To Be Like Jacques” Sebadoh parody by Jacques' friends (?) My Bro Zebulon circa 1994   CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast   Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Jenny is 867-5309

    Sideshow #61 - Willie O'Ree

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 25:18

    Biff and Jacques chat the Great Willie O’Ree. The Bruins, a little late to the dance, are finally retiring Willie’s #22 he wore in 1958 when he broke the color barrier.  Biff tells of a personal interaction with Willie in Santa Monica, CA a few years back.  Biff also points out while Willie’s number being retired most likely was a positive step brought on by the BLM movement, the NHL has a long way to go to make their “Hockey Is For Everyone” program a true outreach.    We highly suggest following (and donating to:) https://blackgirlhockeyclub.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/blackgirlshockey   CP: Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

    Episode 166 - Turning Japanese, I Really Think So!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 93:59


    Jacques and Joe (record scratch) … Jacques and BIFF?  After unsuccessful attempts to beg, bribe and blackmail Joe to return to CP, Jacques cons long-time friend, long time hockey team mate (and former CP guest) Biff to co-pilot.  Social media giants FINALLY do the right thing, and like ‘Merica itself, kicks Donny_2-Scoops to the curb. Bracing for Pardon-Palooza.  Going over the “other Joe’s” priorities, and Biff uses the tried and true Diane Chambers method of sports predictions to forecast 5 times this week coming up. Parenting tip from Biff and much much more … well, more. Closing song: “Ruby” by Kenny Rogers performed by Beyond Id (circa 1994?) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast Instagram: https://instagram.com/carnivalpersonnelpodcast  


    Episode 165: Mission Accomplished!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 126:57

    Jacques and Joe finally say goodbye… to Donald Trump! They celebrate the election of Joe Biden as the next president, plot the possible courses for the incoming Biden-Harris administration, and discuss the ever-present division between Republicans and Democrats after this historic election! Also, a special show announcement at the end of this supersized episode that is sure to cause division among Carnival Personnel… fans? And THANK YOU! Closing Song: “Other Break” by Beyond Id Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

    Sideshow #60: Borat

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 31:09

    Jacques and Joe talk about both Borat movies. Very nice! Great success! My wife! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

    Episode 164: The Nightmare Before Election Day!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 70:43

    Jacques and Joe dread—er, preview the 2020 presidential election, talk about Halloween or lack thereof, Jacques jamming with bandmate Dan Cray, the end of Tab cola, Adele on SNL, Jared Leto’s Joker in the Justice League Snyder cut, Jacques’ anxiety over a job opening with the USO, France’s terrorism scares, Trump’s dangerous rallies, last-minute changes in voting laws, more COVID cases in sports, and the video game arcade crisis of 1982!PLUS: Sport, TV picks, Parenting Tip and MORE!Closing Song: “Rinse and Spit” by Beyond IdFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

    Episode 163: Repressed Halloween Memories!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 64:22

    Jacques and Joe talk about Halloween candy and TV traditions old and new, childhood costumes they’d rather forget, a death at an old candy factory-turned-condo, the final presidential debate, and game shows during COVID!PLUS: Sport, TV picks, Parenting Tip and MORE!Closing Song: “Laid” by Beyond IdFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

    Episode 162: Is Today The Day?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 98:05

    Jacques and Joe recap Bill Burr on SNL, a flaming Zamboni video, a Fleetwood Mac-inspired TikTok video, a cougar attack video, the SCOTUS confirmation hearings, dueling presidential town halls, and other stuff!PLUS: Sport, TV picks, Parenting Tip and MORE!Closing Song: “Lepton’s Bingo Teddy” by Beyond IdFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

    Episode 161: Pretty Fly On A White Guy!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 82:01

    Jacques and Joe remember rock legend Eddie Van Halen, as well as talk about Jacques’ latest USO event, the Harris/Pence VP debate, a foiled terrorist plot to kidnap the Governor of Michigan, Trump’s health status, and SNL back live in the COVID era!PLUS: Sport, TV picks, Parenting Tip and MORE!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

    Episode 160: Slow News Week!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 79:33

    Jacques and Joe struggle to find something newsworthy to talk about this week, since it’s been all quiet on the home front over the past seven days! Wait, this just in: Trump only paid $1,500 in taxes in the last 10 years, then hijacked the first presidential debate with Joe Biden, and found time in his busy schedule to contract COVID-19! And there’s a new Borat movie coming out! PLUS: Sport, video games, TV picks, Parenting Tip and MORE! Closing Song: “Donutz” by Beyond Id Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

    Episode 159: Schitt!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 70:38


    Jacques and Joe talk about Schitt’s Creek’s Emmy wins, remote learning woes, Jacques running a cat house, Supergirl’s cancellation, Bill Murray vs. The Doobie Brothers, the continuing Breonna Taylor shooting injustice, and the Republicans’ rush to fill RBG’s barely-cold SCOTUS seat! PLUS: Sport, video games, TV picks, Parenting Tip and MORE! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast


    Episode 158: F*ck!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2020 58:18

    Jacques and Joe learn about the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the recording of this insignificant podcast and die even more inside! PLUS: Who cares! RIP RBG! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

    Episode 157: More Music and Les Nessman!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 83:30


    Jacques surprises Joe with a “WKRP” theme parody performed by Joe’s son Connor (nepotism much?)! They also review “Class Action Park”, “Mulan”, “Batman & Bill” about the real Batman creator Bill Finger, and talk about the Trump boat parade, Bob Woodward’s Trump tapes, the West Coast wildfires, and the kickoff of the 2020 NFL season! PLUS: Sport, video games, TV picks, Parenting Tip and MORE! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast


    Episode 156: 4th Annual Labor Day Mattress Sale & Telethon!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2020 104:11

    This Labor Day, Jacques and Joe bring you 6 hours and 14 minutes of non-stop entertainment, social commentary, speech impediments, and your best night’s sleep for the lowest prices ever, guaranteed! High-quality mattress brands like Serna, Kenneally, Dr. Salawich’s and Cole, all sold factory-direct to you for next to nothing, but for one day only! Listen and save today! PLUS: Sport, video games, TV picks, Parenting Tip and MORE! Closing Song: “Delicate Weight” by Dan Cray – https://dancray.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

    Episode 155: DC, RNC, BLM & NBA!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2020 76:19

    Jacques and Joe talk about DC Fandome highlights, RNC lowlights, the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha police and the murderous aftermath, and the resounding response by the NBA, WNBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS! PLUS: Video games, TV picks, Parenting Tip and MORE! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

    Episode #154 - No Computer? No Problem!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2020 84:13

    Jacques’ computer broke last week but this podcast–like life–finds a way! He and Joe cobble together a discussion about Jacques’ new rescue dog and cat from Qatar, a new military entertainment tour date (in 2021), Democratic convention highlights, schools dealing with COVID-19, the sabotage of the US Post Office, Steve Bannon’s arrest, Boston Bruins hockey, and the toxic state of sports talk radio! PLUS: Sport, video games, TV picks, Parenting Tip and MORE! Closing Song: “Best Ever” by Dan Cray – https://dancray.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

    Episode #153 - The Curse of the 30-Year-Old Ticket!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2020 74:13

    Jacques tells Joe about his woes of trying to renew his driver’s license and how an unpaid ticket from 1989 comes back to haunt him! ALSO: camping sucks, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood was okay, George Romero and Allan Carr documentaries, and Pink Lady and Jeff Altman! PLUS: This Week in Awful, sport, video games, TV picks, Parenting Tip and MORE! Closing Song: “To Do List” by Dan Cray – https://dancray.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnivalpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/carnivalpodcast

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