Play with Pain: Chet Waterhouse

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Each week old school sportscaster Jeff Cesario's alter-ego takes a different guest through the world of sports and beyond, and just doesn't let accuracy get in the way of a good laugh.

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    • Nov 23, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Give Thanks for Bill Scheft!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 60:43


    Comic/Author/Letterman writer Bill Scheft and I take an immediate tangent off sports into some truly funny behind-the-scenes showbiz and writers' room anecdotes and it's the most fun I've had in awhile, so much so we doubled are usual episode time and released the whole thing for some primo Holiday Avoidance listening — “Honey, can't talk to Grandma, I'm in the middle of this important podcast!” Headphones on, crisis avoided Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jeff & Gary clean house!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 37:49


    Jeff, Chet and producer Gary Smith solve the "World Cup at the holidays” problem for you, reinvent marketing for F1 racing and positively ooze Magic Mind energy booster. Plus, check out Jeff's snazzy Costco specs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Athletic's Andy Staples

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 46:54


    Anyone can talk about college football powers, that's easy - but Andy can bring the goods on below-average programs, nutty coaches and ways to replace the onside kick. Plus he tosses in a couple choice tips from a veteran traveler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chris Calogero moves west!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 37:34


    Actor, standup and Twitter vid comic Chris Calogero describes the surprisingly smooth transition of a New Yorker moving to LA, how hard his Italian mom took the move and the main issue Jets fans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bromance with The Sklar Bros!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 34:52


    Just a funny, great bull run through a college football gauntlet with two of the most fanatical Michigan fans ever, Jason and Randy Sklar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brian Regan, baby!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 36:13


    The hilarious Brian Regan returns with budding Santa beard to discuss rooting for underdogs, bowling your age, elongating baseball telecasts and the next Supermarket Sweep. Never stops with this guy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Black Crowes Steve Gorman!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 45:21


    Talking the road, the bus, Christmas Soccer, and college football with Steve, who proved surprisingly Easy To Handle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 5 Stages of Losing w/Dave Dameshek

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 37:54


    Sports maven and Pittsburgh Uber-fan Dave Dameshek helps me deep dive through the denial, acceptance and re-denial of rooting for losing teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Music Quiz With The Men of Carolla

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 45:26


    Adam Carolla show stalwarts Chris Laxamana & Gary Smith (producers) and Bald Bryan Bishop (sarcastic curmudgeon!) join Jeff for a wall-to-wall music lightning round featuring questions like “Guitar riff that makes you play along” plus a running gag that involves …Oasis?! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    ESPNU's Chris Childers!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 46:43


    The always entertaining Chris Childers (“Full Ride”) stops by and we take so many left turns we barely left enough time to bash Penn State! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Fox Sports Radio's Dan Beyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 32:24


    Dan Beyer helps Jeff and Chet see which NFL and college football games were really a bad sign of things to come for certain teams. We also nail the geographic location of Dan's hometown, Merrill, Wisconsin, better than any damn Google Maps! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chad Hanging

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 41:10


    The voice of the World Series of Poker, Norman Chad, shares great stuff on destroying a friend's Yom Kippur weekend, his bubble bursting at the Washington Post, and his acrimonious divorce from the Big Ten Killer cast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brian Stack, Pt.2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 43:34


    The hilarious Brian Stack (writer/performer for Conan and Colbert) was so chock full of anecdotes we built a second episode with stories about Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Andy Richter, Conan and more. Awesome stuff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brian Stack - from Conan to Colbert Pt.1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 32:26


    The hilarious writer/performer Brian Stack (Conan's “Ghost Crooner” and “Traveling Salesman”) shares great stories about his early improv days in Madison, WI and Chicago and how it led to gigs on Conan and now Colbert. Chris Farley, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Andy Richter, Conan - plenty of stories to go around! Pt.1 of 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    BEST OF PWP - Ben & Josh Mankiewicz!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 46:57


    One of my favorite episodes, this is rollicking spin through Josh and Ben's lives and their brotherly bond. Hope you have have a blast listening to it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ted Alexandro live from his hotel room!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 43:41


    In the middle of a tour with Jim Gaffigan, the always funny Ted Alexandro riffs on showbiz auditions, road life, and the slivers of time he finds to follow his Mets. Always a blast with Ted! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brad Williams live from Vegas!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 40:31


    Just finishing his run doing standup in Cirque du Soleil's review “Mad Apple,” Brad Williams goes wire-to-wire funny including a great Chuck E. Cheese AND a great Just For Laughs story. I'm still not done laughing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Skimmin' with Fitzsimmons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 39:56


    The great Greg Fitzsimmons and I riff on a variety of topics from his empty nest becoming overbooked again, all the way to the pipeline he had as a kid to Mets tickets. Awesome show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Alonzo Bodden from Montreal!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 34:07


    Fresh off his new special “Stupid Don't Get Tired,” Alonzo Bodden talks about Canadians, his insane TikTok arc and the deadly curse of Mets fans. Great episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Droll Driscoll!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 36:47


    Hilarious writer and comedian Ed Driscoll (Dennis Miller, Spilled Gravy) launches on USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten and weighs in with a killer Worst Gig. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    MST3K's Joel Hodgson, Pt. 2!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 44:08


    This episode Joel deep dives into the origins of Mystery Science Theatre and adds one of the best Worst Gig stories ever (it involves dental analysis). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    MST3K'S Joel Hodgson, Pt. #1!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 37:47


    Awesome two-parter with the incredible Joel Hodgson, creator of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. In Pt. 1 we talk Minneapolis Comedy, Louie Anderson's passing, and we find out we kinda meant a little something to each other! Pt. 2 next week - Hollywood and the creation of Mystery Science! BOTH EPISODES A MUST Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off Our Chests w/guest chest Adam Felber!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 38:04


    The hilarious and sports-smart Adam Felber (Starburns' Paula Poundstone and DadBandLand podcasts) joins Gary and me in an episode of “Get It Off Our Chests!” Includes: How the filthy-rich Warriors love playing the underdog, how the Astros have somehow cheated karma and how Formula One racing may blow past soccer as America's European sports mistress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    I, Jay, ‘Kay?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 48:31


    The hilarious comedian and filmmaker Jay Black helps me understand "Philly Jersey” and takes me where I've never gone before - down the dark path to Hallmark and Lifetime movies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Get It Off Your Chest!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 36:47


    I go off on lacrosse highlights, Gary rants on Name/Image/Likeness with inside info, and we've both had it with Jimbo Fisher. It feels good to vent! Chet even does an anti-update Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Double your Kash!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 67:17


    Jackie helps me understand just how precarious the road is for women. Harrowing. But with Jackie, still funny Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kashian In!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 43:38


    The hilarious Jackie Kashian and I dissect our Rust Belt adolescence and then tackle some comedy And of course, the Kilmartin Connection Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sklaren't You A Pair!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 36:31


    Finally! The amazing Sklar Brothers bury the hatchet ala Oasis long enough to talk comedy and sports! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jeff Gets It Off His Chest!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 19:53


    Turns out Jeff has been carrying some things! Hear him unload serious ammo on the NFL Draft and pro golf. Producer Gary Smith gets fired up and jumps in!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Say Hello to Jon Gabriel

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 39:12


    Writer and Ricochet.com chief dude Jon Gabriel shares the key to Arizona politics, the reason the Suns rule Phoenix, and one of the best writing tips ever.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Adam Felber unleashed!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 37:41


    The hilarious Adam Felber (NPR's “Wait Wait,” Starburns “No One Listens To Paula Poundstone”) takes us through his comedy life, from Tufts Improv to a sketch with both Bigfoot AND a unicorn. And, well, an opera singer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brad Williams, live and alive!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 50:17


    Standup Brad Williams talks process, influences and a life-threatening Worst Gig, then fills in Jeff on his summer residency in Vegas with… Cirque du Soleil! Yeah, THAT Cirque du Soleil! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ripping apart Golf with Gary VanSickle!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 42:17


    Sports Illustrated golf writer Gary VanSickle dishes on the Mickelson Mess, the Tiger Turnaround and who might be the next Lee Trevino! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Scheft Shifts Into High Gear

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 43:12


    Author, comedian and Letterman writer Bill Scheft riffs four great Larry David anecdotes, talks golf and his famous uncle, and then has perhaps the best Worst Gig story to date. Top Shelf! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Poker Face of Poker, Norm Chad!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 46:16


    The great and hilarious Norman Chad joins Jeff to talk Oscars, NCAA tourney, and Worst Gigs, Norm's centering around a seedy harness race track in Maryland… I'll let Norm take it from there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Steve Gorman beats!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 53:03


    From his NCAA Tourney picks to his ever-linking ‘worst gig' tales, former Black Crowes' drummer Steve Gorman just keeps pounding away! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chris Childers' Tournament Picks!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 25:11


    ESPNU/“Full Ride” host Chris Childers picks Illinois to go to the Final Four and it's pretty much downhill from there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The book on Matt Goldman!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 44:23


    Former standup and “Seinfeld” writer Matt Goldman talks about his shift into writing best-selling crime novels and remembers a Worst Gig involving rural Minnesota and Tom Arnold. You can almost see it already, can't you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tales from the showbiz trenches

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 50:54


    Carolla producers Chris Laxamana, Gary Smith and Matt Fondiler join Jeff to talk “front gate” etiquette, misplaced guests and some truly unusual Worst Gigs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pitstop for the Lewis Black tour bus!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 39:59


    The wise and great Lewis Black plus bonus curmudgeon Jeff Stilson talk comedy and share wonderfully horrific gig stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Matching wits with two Mankewicz!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 46:05


    Both Josh (Dateline) and Ben (TCM) Mankiewicz join Jeff. They relay their Worst Gigs and Jeff discovers which is the Reckless Mank! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Worst Gig

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 34:13


    Jeff talks horrible standup gigs with two greats - Randy Sklar and Taylor Williamson. I think we're just scratching the surface Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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