Step into the creative process of stand up comedy in Moonlighting with Sam Morril. Each week Sam brings in a panel of stand up comics to riff the new bits that they’re working on, sparking hilarious and honest conversation about personal topics and current events. They’re like your friends, only way funnier.
“I’m not going into the woods with you” with Joe Zimmerman & Anthony DeVito
Joe talks about how he fights anxiety (switching to decaf for one). We talk the links between Facebook/time wasting and depression…
We talk about how none of us care for horror movies (we give ‘em a good roasting), and how Anthony punched a man in the face in a haunted house.
Anthony also tells a wild road story about getting woken up by a face tattooed skinhead that just got out of prison! This is a fun one.
Twitter: @sammorril @joezimmerman @anthonydevito_
“No Apologies Gauntlet” With Sal Vulcano, Rachel Feinstein, and Tommy Cody
We talk the craziest things Sal Vulcano has done on his hit TV show “Impractical Jokers,” including completely tanking in front of Imagine Dragon in front of 14,000 people, going through a haunted corn maze, getting put in the trunk of a car, and more…We also talk the “No Apologies Gauntlet,” where Sal has to do terrible things to people and he’s not allowed to say sorry. We also talk, hotels, touring, and more.
We also talk “trying to hard” headshots, and terrible managers. Great stories. Don’t miss this one!
Twitter: @sammorril @rachelfeinstein @salvulcano @tommycody
“He’s Waiting Outside For You” With Jon Fisch and Jimmy Failla
The system went down and we lost 30 minutes of the podcast so Jimmy and Jon were good enough sports to hang, re-record and then some.
We discuss how to deal with hecklers, the worst kind of hecklers, and some bad heckle stories...Including a near fight Sam got into.
We discuss, what do we consider success in comedy? Also, we talk some rough casino gigs. As Jimmy puts it, “every once in a while a comic and crowd get together that shouldn’t.”
We also talk about why it’s so hard to portray comics on TV.
Twitter: @sammorril @jonnyfisch @jimmyfailla
“I made good on my gambling debts by extorting money from an old woman"
This week Rachel Feinstein and Dave Juskow are in the studio! Dave shows up with a very thoughtful gift for Sam’s birthday, and tells some of his degenerate gambling stories. He also talks about using his dad’s death to try to pick up chicks at his father’s funeral. We hear about the time Dave found out his ex girlfriend had sex with his good friend (a famous comedian) at her funeral. A lot of crazy stories here.
How I got Jim Carrey and George Lucas’ phone number With Joe List, Matt Donaher, & Josh Gondelman
We talk the VMAs, comedy awards, and more…Sam tells a weird story about an awkward ballbusting with Carlos Mencia. Joe tells a story about how he got Jim Carrey, Mike Tyson and George Lucas’ phone number. We also have a long talk about burgers. Josh calls Sam out for not being a better person yet. Sam and Joe tell a few stories about dong the road together when Joe was still drinking. Sam got mad at Joe for driving him home in a black out. They performed in a bar in Milwaukee during the playoffs with the game on. Not fun. But I’ll tell you what is fun: This talk. Fun episode!
Twitter: @sammorril @joelistcomedy @mattdonaher @joshgondelman
“DUIs, breaking windows, and peeing beds…And it gets worse.” With Paul Hooper & Joe Machi
Sam thanks Paul for saving him in Myrtle Beach. Paul tells us about when he had to quit drinking and how it saved his career (it involves a 2 day stint in jail, and the time he insisted on ordering a male prostitute even though he’s not gay).
We talk the difference in pacing on the road vs. the city. Paul tells us about his anxiety, and we discuss the difficulty of dating and maintaining friendships while doing comedy. Also, Joe Machi is as incorrigible as ever.
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Funny and Talented
These guys are funny and talented. This podcast always makes me laugh and I get every new episode.
Laid back; very funny
I like that Sam references bits from other comedians - I get the sense he really loves to listen to comedy. The conversations and guests are great. I hope Sam tours in my area sometime.