About the Show


On this week's episode, comedian, author and actor Jim Gaffigan plays the moon from Goodnight Moon, rap artist Busdriver tells us about the first time he met LL Cool J, and we hear a Pop Song Correspondence from Simon and Garfunkel's put-upon friends Alan and Doug.

Episode Rundown

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‘Amazon Review Theater’ with Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) has received rave reviews for his work on stage, screen and in print. He’s even the voice of his own audiobook, ‘Dad is Fat’. Now it’s his turn to give a voice to some classic one-star reviews from Amazon.com.

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Busdriver performs ‘Bon Bon Fire’

Hip Hop artist Busdriver (@busdriverr) performs his single ‘Bon Bon Fire’ from his album “Beaus$Eros”, out on Fake Four Records.

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‘Elephant in the Room’ with Jim Gaffigan, Busdriver and Open Mike Eagle

Comedian Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) helps Chris – played by Hip Hop artist Busdriver (@Busdriverr) – and his family sort out some of their issues by calling attention to the one thing nobody wants to acknowledge… the elephant in the room. Featuring Janey Winterbauer (@winnerbowzer), Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) and John Moe (@johnmoe).

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The Guests


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Jim Gaffigan

@JimGaffiganwww.jimgaffigan.com

Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated Comedian, New York Times Best Selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum selling father of five. His fourth and most recent hour special (“Beyond the Pale” 2006, “King Baby” 2009, “Mr. Universe” 2012), “Obsessed” charted #1 on iTunes which gives Gaffigan five albums in the Top 25 Comedy category on iTunes. In May of 2013, Gaffigan's first book ‘Dad is Fat’ debuted at #5 on the New York Time’s Bestseller’s List and remained on the list for 17 weeks after. Gaffigan has had breakout guest appearances on many comedies and dramas ranging from “Portlandia” to HBO's cult hits "Flight of the Conchords" and "Bored to Death" to dramatic roles in all three versions of "Law & Order". In recent years, Gaffigan has also become a mainstay on the big screen with memorable roles in "Going the Distance", "Away We Go" and "It's Kind of a Funny Story." Further broadening his career, he starred in his first Broadway production, “That Championship Season." He is currently on a 50-city national tour called Jim Gaffigan: The White Bread Tour.

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Busdriver

@Busdriverrbusdriverse.com

Possessing a hyper-literate, intellectual style of rapping augmented with dizzying elocution that would tongue-tie even the fiercest auctioneer, Busdriver is eclectic and eccentric enough to cite vocalese jazz singer Jon Hendricks as a primary influence. Born Regan Farquhar, Busdriver began rapping at age nine, releasing his first record at age 13 with his group, 4/29, named after the 1992 L.A. riots. He guested on upward of 20 singles, and by 2001 he could no longer be contained by guest spots, releasing his first full-length, Memoirs of the Elephant Man. Since then, he's released several more albums, the latest is called Beaus$Eros.

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Open Mike Eagle

@Mike_Eaglemikeeagle.net

The LA Times calls Open Mike Eagle "one of LA's smartest young voices." Mike has also bridged rap and comedy, rapping at shows by some of our favorite comedians, including Paul F. Tompkins and Hannibal Buress. He was named Impose Magazine’s Rapper of the Year for 2013. The rapper of the whole entire year. His new album is Dark Comedy. Its 45 minutes of attempting to giggle at the abyss. It features raps from Hannibal Burress and Das Racist’s Kool A.D. Beats from Jeremiah Jae, Dibia$e, Busdriver and more. Its his first release on Mello Music Group