It's me, your friend Busy Philipps! My creative partner Caissie St. Onge & I love making things that we believe people need & will love & we’ve had so many plans. We had plans to do a TV show that would shake up late night! And we think it kinda did! For six months. We adored our genius, scrappy creative team at “Busy Tonight” as much as we loved our audience, so when we broke the news that we’d been canceled, we vowed to get back up & make even bigger plans to invent a whole new way of doing things in the entertainment biz, to reunite our beautiful staff & change the game for everyone! An entertainment Utopia! And we were so close, then...the world changed. Now those plans are, at the very least, on hold. So, we've shifted gears, like everyone has had to, & with our friend, comedian & former “Busy Tonight” writer, Shantira Jackson, we're just doing our best, taking it slow & talking to fascinating friends about how *they* are doing *their* best. They’ll tell us all about those times in their lives when a setback actually led to the right thing. Maybe it was a job that didn't pan out, but opened the door to an even more perfect one, or maybe it's how they studied for years to do the thing they thought was their calling, only to fall into something else that felt like kismet. The thing is, we want to share those moments because right now EVERYBODY is having one of those moments. Maybe we'll all learn something life-changing or maybe we'll just have a conversation where we break down in tears, then laugh at ourselves for crying. Whatever happens, we can assure you, Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best!
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This week, Busy has huge news for the group chat, Shantira is reclaiming her body & Caissie has a personal hygiene mystery. Then actor & author Arden Myrin talks all about what makes her tail wag. Plus, Busy’s former classmate Jenny Mollen-Biggs calls in to talk about student council election fraud & how she & Busy were not close at kids, but are cosmically connected forever.
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This week, Busy, Shantira & Caissie are breathing a sigh of relief over the election. They discuss how a certain “religion” tries to trick you by looking fun, plus they have a magical announcement! And comedian and pandemic Instagram star Jordan Firstman tells all about how his life falling apart led him to an idea that made Ariana Grande his biggest fan. Then they all talk about drugs.
Busy, Shantira & Caissie were up all night like the rest of you, glued to the election returns. Even though they’re exhausted & maybe a little hungover & still don’t know the results, they’re sharing how they’ve been doing their best trying to survive election day & beyond. They discuss what is giving them hope, what is breaking their hearts & how they plan to move forward.
This week, Busy’s made a huge life decision but is maybe not doing her best when it comes to contractual matters. Shantira’s scheduled her surgery & Caissie apologizes for spilling the beans about something that maybe didn’t even happen? Then late night TV genius Merrill Markoe talks about her life & career pivots, including her creative & romantic partnership with David Letterman, as well as her new book “We Saw Scenery.” Plus, advice for a forlorn listener!
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This week, Busy, Shantira & Caissie are doing their best to deal with body image issues, career issues, boob issues & dog issues. Then Busy’s bud, the hilarious creator & star of East Bound & Down & The Righteous Gemstones Danny McBride rolls up to talk about how he’s succeeding in Hollywood by...not living in Hollywood!
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This week, Busy is weighing a huge life-altering decision and talks about accidentally getting drunk during a virtual school fundraiser. Caissie and Shantira have been engaging in very different forms of self-care, plus the whole team might be planning an online magic show? Then writer and filmmaker Miranda July rolls through to talk about the pivot that happened when Covid threatened the release of her new movie Kajillionaire.
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