Did you ever think being an adult would be this hard? Neither did our hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos. That’s why they’re talking it out with some of the funniest, most creative adults around. Plus, they answer the questions that haunt us all, like “What is an acceptable amount of money to spend on pillows?”
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How Many Pairs of Underwear Do I Pack for a Weekend? feat. Aisling Bea
For the season finale, Jordan and Michelle sit down with Irish comedian Aisling Bea, the creator and star of the new Hulu series This Way Up, and talk about what it takes to make sad s**t into something funny. Then we go behind the scenes with DJ Donwill and producer Christian Banda as they tackle some of the toughest Adulting questions of the season. Plus, Jordan reveals the one question that he wants to ask his parents (and it’s gross).
How Do I Get Out of Going to Work on Monday? feat. Aparna Nancherla, Geena Rocero, and Crissle West
While Michelle visits the Delta Sky Club, another family crashes Jordan’s family reunion and eats all the gumbo. Comedian Aparna Nancherla shares her life motto “Another day, another dread.” Transgender supermodel Geena Rocero learns how to speak her truth, and The Read’s Crissle West may not hug you, but she will share her weed. Plus: Jordan gets the one thing he’s always wanted in New York.
Is Tired the New Normal? feat. Jaboukie Young-White and Samantha Bee
Michelle accidentally stays at a plantation for her birthday. Oops! The Daily Show’s Jaboukie Young-White comes out to his parents on national television. And Full Frontal host Samantha Bee spills on her rebellious past. Plus, Jordan is shocked to learn something new about Michelle.
Is $250 Too Much to Spend at the Bar? feat. Michael Kosta and Arturo Castro
While Jordan was busy summering in Maine, Michelle got stuck in a New Orleans toilet. Who had a better vacation? You decide. Plus, The Daily Show’s Michael Kosta will eat just about anything. And Alternatino creator and star Arturo Castro on why salsa clubs make him feel inadequate. Plus, one man’s quest to turn Uber Pool into a dating app.
Are Real Adults Allowed to Cry on the Subway? feat. Damien Lemon and Vanessa Williams
This week, Jordan and Michelle are joined by the legendary Vanessa Williams. Yes, that Vanessa Williams - and she gives some adulting advice that will change your life forever. Plus, Comedy Knockout’s Damien Lemon finds out he’s married, Michelle gets high on mushrooms and sees Jesus, and Jordan goes on a nightmarish New York adventure. And advice on how to go on a coffee date without having to drop a deuce.
When Does a Venmo Request Become Petty? feat. Gina Yashere and Liza Treyger
This week, take a walk down memory lane to a time when Michelle sold zoot suits and Jordan used Civil War trivia as a pick-up line. Comedian Gina Yashere channels her inner James Bond. And Liza Treyger may just be the Lindsay Lohan of comedy. Plus, Michelle and Jordan tackle that age-old question: are you ever too old to Seamless a bagel when you’re hungover?