Phil and Ted's Sexy Boomer Show features unconventional conversation and comedy, hosted by Phil Proctor and Ted Bonnitt. Featuring celebrity guests that share funny and formerly unheard stories about their careers and lives.
Nancy Cartwright A.K.A Bart Simpson
As the voice of Bart Simpson, Nancy Cartwright is at the center of the cultural phenomenon, “The Simpsons.” America’s longest-running television series has made America laugh for over 30 years.
In this engaging and fun interview, Nancy offers a fascinating, inside look at how “The Simpsons” is made, how it navigates controversy, and remains a hit in a “woke” society.
Nancy shares a Cinderella story of how her career began in Ohio, thanks in large part to a record promoter and Yogi Bear.
America's Favorite Dad, Actor Paul Dooley
Beloved actor Paul Dooley dressed up as a clown and juggled his way out of a hardscrabble rural West Virginia childhood and onto the Broadway stage opposite Walter Matthau, and later played “Wimpy” in Robert Altman’s classic film, Popeye. On the way, he performed comedy in New York’s Greenwich Village Vanguard and watched Lenny Bruce get his start. He sat in on several Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows and later filmed his own memorable comedy stunts on Candid Camera. Paul was an early member of The Second City group and worked with many legends from Buster Keaton to Art Carney.
While known by millions as America’s most lovable screen dad, Paul was having his own real dad issues from his own father to his kids.
Actor, Comedian and Impersonator Jim Meskimen
Guests include Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Patrick Stewart, Christopher Walken and others, including Rocky Rococo… thanks to master impressionist, big screen actor, comedian, artist and renaissance man, Jim Meskimen.
Jim shares fast and funny stories about his work, spanning from his amazing YouTube and TV performances to acting in “Apollo 13” and a soon to be released movie starring Sean Penn and Julia Roberts.
In brilliant form, Jim explains his creative process that anyone can apply and thrive with.
Comedian and Author Jamie Alcroft
It may be easier to list what Jamie Alcroft hasn’t done, than to list all his many talents and accomplishments. He’s a comedian who with his partner Mack Dryden hosted a hit TV show, “Comedy Break with Mack and Jamie” that helped launch the careers of Kevin Pollak, Ellen DeGeneres, Paul Reiser and others. He’s a silversmith and dad to pop star, Hayley Kiyoko. Oh, yeah, and he’s also the recipient of a heart AND liver transplant. Best of all, he’s a terrifically funny storyteller with amazing tales to tell. Your ears are in for a treat!
Ventriloquist Jay Johnson
Is Jay Johnson doing Satan’s bidding? Or does he just suffer from mental illness? Neither of course, but it’s a good thing that Jay is working in the 21st Century where master ventriloquists win Tony Awards, unlike more superstitious times when the stagecraft of “throwing a voice” was associated with demonism, fraudsters and God forbid, sewage!
Jay became nationally known as the ventriloquist in the landmark TV comedy series, “Soap” and has since acted in many films and TV shows. He won a Tony Award for his hilarious one-man, hit Broadway show, “The Two and Only.”
Jay explains the fascinating art of ventriloquism and how it has rattled and amazed audiences for centuries. Hit “play” now and hear amazing stories that you won’t see coming…
Animation Film Producer and Author Steven Leiva
As a long-time Hollywood producer, Steven Leiva has enjoyed a front seat in the film animation world, working with greats like Looney Tunes’s Chuck Jones, Brad Bird, Yutaka Fujioka, Gary Kurtz and others. When animation was down and out in the late 1970’s, Steven correctly predicted that animated films would become Hollywood blockbusters, but only if studios appealed to adult audiences and not just children. He was the animation producer for "Space Jam" with Michael Jordan.
Steven shares inside stories about old Hollywood and the geniuses behind animation classics like Bugs Bunny, Iron Man, Japanese animation and the advent of computer generated imagery (CGI) mastered by studios like Pixar, makers of “Toy Story.”
Steven is a prolific author, and shares a taste of his new comedy novel, Creature Feature, A Horrid Comedy.
Your Harry Shearer Guest Show
Listening to this show I caught Phil and Harry talking about how you were both on KRLA, at one time. I remember that! My recollection is this: The Firesign Theatre did those wonderful radio ads for Jack Poet VW. At one time, those ads sponsored a portion of The Credibility Gap. Jack was my ”boyfriend” at the time. I was the “keeper of Jack’s gold” (If you know what I mean) and would get home, roll one, get comfy, turn on The Credibility Gap. When the show broke for sponsor, The Firesign Theatre-Jack Poet VW ads would come on. I still can’t believe the great joy I experienced listening to two groups so beautifully deliciously, satirically gifted with comedy genius! All in one show! I’m still listening with great joy, to you, Phil and to Harry’s show, as well. I follow David Ossman, of course. Grateful for Phil’s Newsletter, Bandcamp, Bear Manor, Firesign books, to immerse myself until I step into the next room. The only thing missing is my love, my Jack. He is a strong, loving, spirit, however. He would love this. Thank you for your dear friendship Phil💖
Boomers? Whatever. 60 is the new 40.
These guys. We're talking comedy gold. The Firesign Theater legacy. Great guests. I feel like I've taken a step back in time with a couple of guys who are talking to some of today's greats.