As teased in our interview with Sara Schaefer, the comedian has long been working on a new podcast. Entitled LIES, the podcast debuted today on WNYC and Nerdist. But this isn’t your normal interview show. Everything you are about to hear is a total lie. That’s the rule: everything guests say has to be a lie. LIES is 100% improvised and honesty-free. The show “finally gives public figures a chance to reveal absolutely nothing…and perhaps everything at the same time.”
The show’s debut guest is comedian and author of Dad is Fat, Jim Gaffigan. However, Fat Dad wasn’t always so fat. Gaffigan sits down with Schaefer to deconstruct the beauty myth; talk gymnastics; takes a call from a fan of his yoga videos; and reveals the difference between “this and that” and “that and this.” You can listen to Gaffigan’s episode, here.
LIES will also be coming to this year’s New York Comedy Festival with a special live recording at Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC on November 6th. Get your tickets, here.