Naomi and Matt hang out with Second City Chicago Alum and brilliant TV comedy writer (Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien, Review ) Kevin Dorff. If you’re American and want to know how to come across as Canadian OR if you want to know how to give a “Canadian-Handshake” - you’re going to want to hear THIS! We figure everything out here for the first and last time.
Matt and Naomi get organized with spitfire Alana Johnston (Upright Citizens Brigade, I Want My Phone Back). Find out what country is the most organized, and how Alana would show that she's the most organized person for the position at a job interview. Not sure if it's legal or not-but she'd do it. You're going to want to get out your post-it notes and your file folders out for this one folks...filing this one under "big laughs!".
What was your "Joe" job before you did what you really wanted to do? Can you even call jobs "Joe" anymore? What were the jobs in the middle ages that were considered side jobs? Matt and Naomi have some laughs while getting educated with half of the Templeton Philharmonic kick butt sketch duo; Gwynne Phillips as she tells us about her past jobs in front of a live audience at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Canada!
This show is a miracle! We have been trying to get this superstar on our show since before we even had a show. Revel in the comedy magic of The Listener, Red Oaks, Blindspot star Ennis Esmer as he tells us his deepest secrets about his pet peeve's in front of a live audience at Comedy Bar Toronto, Canada!
Sit back and enjoy the soft voice and hard jokes of Second City Alum Randall Harr, as we speak to him about spirituality. Matt and Naomi talk about everything from vape smudging, to serpents living in your spine. Ever wonder what it would be like to be in a sensory deprivation room with a stranger? Find out during this episode! Listen with both your ear holes to funny/smart man - Randall Harr.
Catch Second City gal and creator/star of Two Girls One Pup show - Monique Madrid, as we get wound up talking about anxiety. Find out what causes them, what they are, and how we deal with them! Ever wonder who invented anxiety? You’ll get your answer here. Finally, there’s a song Monique sings beautifully at the end that will sooth your stress, and perhaps create new ones!
What can we say about Pat Thornton...he's made us laugh, he's made us cry! Listen with your ear holes as Pat takes us into a world of art that we didn't even know existed. He finally answers the question: "Is THAT art?" - and you won't believe the answer!
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We chat with Holly Prazoff (Upright Citizens Brigade, Comedy Bang Bang) about what she loves about America, what she misses about Canada, and fast tracking through fear self help groups. Also, how much is TOO much pizza? Find out all those facts that you didn't know you needed to know about America. This is the original fake-news show. #alsofake
Matt and Naomi talk to 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' and 'Second City Chicago' Alum Ron West about baseball; and discover we know nothing, and he knows EVERYTHING! In fact, we referred to many top notch web sites (weirdfacts.com) and Ron knew MORE than them! If you Love baseball and comedy, then you'll LOVE this episode!
Matt and Naomi chat with Founder and Artistic Director of Impro Theatre (www.improtheatre.com) and voice on Kung Fu Panda Dan O'Connor on "locaysh" in Los Feliz. This man makes anyone that shares a scene with him step up their game! Don't let your ears fool you, this isn't an actual scene from a Chekhov play...it's IMPROVISED! We talk about the difference between theatrical improv and how Anton Chekhov is entirely misunderstood and how someone can "realize thy toast".
Matt and Naomi speak with Second City Chicago Alum and web series "The Breakwomb" and "All Stars with Fred Willard" - Molly Erdman about the pressures and strategy of gift giving! Should we do Christmas stockings, or NOT? How much CAN you stuff into a stocking? Is a card enough? You SAY it is...but IS it? All the answers to all your questions are in this podcast.
Naomi and Matt chat with Second City Chicago Alum Tim Stoltenberg about soccer. We learn a lot about how the sport originated, and who’s kidding who…we make most of it up. If you know any actual facts about soccer, please correct us. Find out what the “snake” is, and what Matt Baram is like on the field. Also, find out how Tim feels about Matt being his soccer agent. This guy is a guaranteed laugh and we’d hang out withhim anytime, with or without a microphone. ENJOY!
Join Matt and Naomi as they chat with two of the funniest, sweetest, most talented people in the universe. Josh Dean (Blindspot, Mass Effects) and Celina Dean (The Village Theater NYC, Louisville Theatre, Lobster Telephone). These two can do anything, and we find out if they can also imagine living off the grid! Making their own butter, killing chickens!? If they are already a triple threat, would living off the grid make them a quadruple threat? You tell us!
What do you think of when you think of "One of a kind"? That rare diamond that people get to look at but not touch? That kick ass art show in Toronto? A dragon? We think of Inessa Frantowski (The Amazing Gay Pile, Second City, Uprights Citizens Brigade)! Join in the fun and laughs with Matt and Naomi, as they talk to Inessa about the dangers of eating at public restaurants in LA, and Love - which is MORE dangerous we wonder???
This week, Matt and Naomi find out from Second City alum, Key and Peele star/composer Josh Funk what it's like to be a dad to the most amazing kids in the world. Plus, what would you do if you found out your dad was Spiderman?! We're still not sure why he won't give them to us - they sound perfect!
Chatting with Ayumi Iisuka (Second City, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel) about her love of dogs, how she fosters them, and how that makes her better than us. We also learn the true meaning behind “dog day afternoon”. Dogs are 'reading' us and our inner emotions. WARNING: don’t let your dog listen to this episode, it will be too emotional!
Naomi and Matt talk with Second City alumnus James Gangl about California Inspired Cooking. When he's not in the kitchen, you can catch James in Annedroids and Workin’ Moms. He is also the creator and lead in the one-person show “In Search of Cruise Control”. We recorded this in LA, but are releasing this to celebrate his Toronto Fringe success. Hear him on this podcast…see him in the Fringe…you can have it ALL!
AND…find out why Matt says to Naomi “you can go kill yourself”.
The man of a million voices (F is for Family, Batman VS Robin) brings a couple to the Baram & Snieckus show, as we talk about riding a motorcycle in L.A. The voice of the Emperor from Lego Star Wars tells us about acting rules that apply to L.A but not T.O, and the dangers of everyday riding on the freeways. Yeah, he had words with the young lady who drove over his bike...but he did it as Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy, so: ADORABLE! Get your helmets on and have a listen!
Second City Alum and a darling of any stage he appears on, Rich Sohn has been delighting audiences all over the world with his "holy crap, did he say that" style. We talked to Rich about long distance relationships - because his partner in crime, Rebecca Sohn has been working in a different city. He has a lot of tips...not all good...but at least there's a lot of them.
Baram & Snieckus are talking about Conspiracy Theories with Sarah Hillier (Second City, Sketchersons AND the Beaverton). "True" stories about Brittany Spears being brain washed and false stories about ladies looking for luggage in the under ground Denver airport. Check out more comedy from Sarah Hillier @thesarahhillier!