Twitter Genius/Idiot Stefan Heck and comedian John Cullen invite guests on the program to talk about the who and the how of getting blocked on social media. From celebrities to jilted ex-lovers, every block has a story and we’re here to get to the bottom of it.
Jordan Foisy v. A Rude Customer
Jordan Foisy (comedian) takes the show to real life, as he remembers a time an ignorant customer at his serving job forces his weaselly manager to take action in the best way possible. But before we get there, the show skews very Canadian as an inspired "Start the Party, Dan!" leads into some discussion of Canadian music and our favourite Canadian weirdos, Frank D'Angelo and Ed the Sock. And it doesn't stop there, as we introduce Dart Guy to the Blocked Party universe, and then Stefan gets inspired to show us some pretty gross photos. Plus, we get into Brittlestar, Joe Rogan, Novak Djokovic, and our most inconsequential celebrity sightings.
If you want some more of these two inconsequential celebrities (by that I mean Stefan and John), head on over to patreon.com/blockedparty, where $5/month gets you access to THREE bonus episodes every single month. This week, we've got a mailbag with Josiah Hughes coming out, and it's our first Zoom Live show of 2022, as Alex Goldman from Reply All joins us to dissect a bunch of weird Cameos. That's this Friday, January 21st at 10 pm EST/7 pm PST, and you can donate at any level to get in. You won't wanna miss it!
Jordan Foisy is a comedian and writer who writes for This Hour Has 22 Minutes and his comedy album, "Friend Daddy", can be found wherever you get your comedy. You can follow him on Twitter at @JordanFoisy.
Johnny Pemberton v. An Instagram Troll
Johnny Pemberton (comedian/actor) joins the show to talk about blocking someone for going a little bit too far in questioning the COVID safety protocols on the set of Superstore, and reveals his unique strategy (other than muting/blocking) for dealing with people who are mean to him online. Elsewhere on the show, Johnny growing up in Minnesota finds the boys talking cross-border commonalities as we get into French education, Tim Hortons, and Kevin O'Leary, while also chopping it up about Alvin & The Chipmunks. Plus! Johnny decides to be a seagull on Twitter, John plays a very memorable John Madden clip, and Stefan introduces the guys to a new edition of "Real or Fake" featuring that weird balloon guy.
If you want something that's definitely real, head on over to patreon.com/blockedparty, where $5/month gets you access to THREE bonus episodes every single month, including last week's episode where we imagine a 10-year BP reunion episode 15 years into the future, an episode that is easily the dumbest thing we've ever done. We also have all new Patreon tiers for you to check out, a Zoom Live show later this month, and more, so give it a peek and donate today!
Johnny Pemberton is an actor, comedian, and podcaster whose new podcast with Duncan Trussell, "The Leather Rose", is out NOW. You can also check out his Twitch stream at twitch.tv/johnnypemberton and follow him as a seagull on Twitter at @JohnnyPemberton.
Caitlin Durante v. Her High School
Caitlin Durante (Bechdel Cast) joins us to demonstrate just how you can get blocked by your high school, over a decade after graduating from it. Hint: it involves the school mascot. There's nothing cartoony or mascot-like about the rest of the episode though, as we dive very deep into Lego for Adults as Caitlin tells us the story of building the 9000-piece replica Titanic and tries to decide exactly what to do with it now that it's finished. Meanwhile, Stefan bought himself and his partner a model kit for Christmas, but it turns out to be a lot more than he bargained for. Plus, we get into our low-key New Years Eve celebrations, Richard Karn has an NFT, Chris James pulls his best prank ever, and Caitlin tells us about her favourite brand of joke tweet.
If you want to hear many, many more joke tweets (and about jokes, and tweets), head on over to patreon.com/blockedparty, where $5/month gets you access to THREE bonus episodes every month. We just recorded the final episode of Paranoia, the RPG series we've done with Carlos Maza, Carla Mah, Racquel Belmonte, and Josh Buergel, and it is predictable chaos. Plus, we've got brand-new Patreon tiers including a totally revamped $100 Club which will get you access to a super-secret Discord channel AND a Cameo from Stefan and John!
Caitlin Durante is a writer and podcaster whose podcast, The Bechdel Cast, can be found wherever you get your pods. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @caitlindurante.
The 2022 Blocked Party Enemies List
In the third instalment of what has become an annual tradition and a fan favourite episode, John and Stefan run down who they're targeting in the year 2022 as their mortal enemies. This could be a concept--in the past, Stefan has targeted the Bristol Stool Chart, for example--a person, an object, or really anything that has caught the ire of either Blocked Boy. But first, we run through our 2021 Enemies List to be sure that we got 'em correct over the past 365 days, and we recap our Christmases as Stefan reveals a controversial candy opinion and John manages to wade through a holiday full of family non-COVID illnesses to make Christmas happen. And in typical Blocked Party fashion, we also manage to find a way to talk about Rule 34, and this time, it's about the Brave Little Toaster.
If you want to be extra brave, as a special ending to the episode, we introduce the brand-new Patreon tiers for 2022, including an enhanced "$100 Club" yearly subscription, where you can get a personalized, Cameo-style shoutout from Stefan and John, access to a super-secret $100 Club Discord channel, ad-free episodes, and more. Plus, we introduce the "Sexy Six", a new set of six bonus episodes a year that are only available at the $8 tier and above. And if none of that sounds good, there's also lots of other stuff and other tiers for all your BP Patreon needs, all launching January 1. It's gonna be a great year and we're thrilled to keep bringing you the best bonus content in the game over at patreon.com/blockedparty.
Libby Watson v. Jason Calacanis
Libby Watson (writer) is back for a comfy mid-December episode that sees John power through the haze of potential COVID illness for a memorable episode, as Libby gets blocked by Silicon Valley weirdo and Defector Media's "interested investor" Jason Calacanis. Of course, given Stefan and Libby's love for their cats, there's a lot of Kiki and Digby talk, and John remembers his first long-time exposure to a cat, his ex's fat cat named Sushi. Plus, we get into bagels, nu-metal covers, coffee, the Salton Sea, Thom Hartmann's smackdown of an anti-vaxxer, and Stefan gives us a wild update on a subject of a past Block Tale, Jamie Sweaty.
If you want to be kept in the know on all of our wild updates, head on over to patreon.com/blockedparty, where $5/month gets you access to THREE bonus episodes every single month. This week, Stefan FINALLY discusses his block at the hands of Jon Taffer, as we're joined by fan fave Dan O'Sullivan for a Hell Block, and our playing of the RPG Paranoia ends this month as well, with a final episode you won't wanna miss. And that's not all! Ad-free episodes, a great Discord, and more surprises await, so check it out today.
Libby Watson is a writer whose newsletter, Sick Note, can be found at sicknote.co. You can follow Libby on Twitter at @libbycwatson.
Dino Archie v. The Cosmopolitan
Dino Archie (comedian) gets physically blocked from The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas for, and I quote, "doing too much". It's a self-admitted, well- deserved block, and the lifetime ban leaves Dino wondering just how heavily they'll enforce that if he ever decides to go back. The whole episode has a "kicked out of a hotel" vibe as Dino's disdain for John's show primer email leads into a discussion about international phone lines, card collections, the Vancouver Canucks riots, and the city of Montreal. Plus we check in on the Nancy Reagan Twitter discussion this week, Jim Breuer's viral standup clip, and Stefan's parents make a warped Christmas decoration.
If you want more warped content, head on over to patreon.com/blockedparty, where $5/month gets you access to THREE bonus episodes every single month. This week, we'll have a mailbag out with past guest Savannah Erasmus, and our conclusion to the Paranoia series comes later this month as well, which is gonna be fantastic. Plus we've got a great Discord, merch and live show discounts, and ad-free episodes, so check it out!
Dino Archie is a comedian whose podcast, Strictly Beloved, is available wherever you get your pods. You can find all the information about his upcoming shows on Instagram at @dinothebeloved.
Rip it, Dan!
I like when dan starts the party. And when Stefan speaks
Recently I looked up the term “mediocre white guy” and I just got pictures of John. Somehow he’s convinced himself that talking about curling every week is a cultural, moral, and political good. You know, curling, that sport with so much news and so many interesting developments. Oh what’s this? John’s talking about being a substitute teacher? Hell yeah, that’s fascinating John! Oh, John tell us about how you don’t drink - you must be the most fascinating man in the world!
Great funny pod
Great format, funny guys, great guests.