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This Might Help w/Matt Braunger

Ep 69 – Rosebud Baker Uses Her Whiskey Fists to Help!

September 23, 2021

Rosebud Baker has a new special out called “Whiskey Fists,” which is odd because she’s been sober for years, and I’ve never seen her hit anyone. Not that it matters. What does matter is that she’s one of the best joke writers out there, has an undeniable stage presence, and has been through a lot in her life. She was a perfect TMH guest, as you’ll soon learn. We had so much fun, got to be better friends, and shared some brutal childhood experiences. Hooray!

THE CALLS:

1) A guy asks, what’s the proper etiquette for tipping on, say, a shot that costs $100?

2) A guy asks “When do you know your jokes (he means pranks) have gone too far?” Because evidently his wife now wants a divorce. Ummm…

3) A teacher asks, how do you get to the truth with kids when a lot of parents don’t want it? Listen and enjoy, My Mightys! And watch Rosebud’s special.

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Ep 68 – Chris Garcia is my Girl Daddy Bud and He’s Here to Help!

September 16, 2021

Comedian Chris Garcia grew up in Los Angeles, started out doing comedy in the Bay Area, and now lives here again. In fact, he and his wife live with their baby daughter Sunny in my old apartment! When he moved to the neighborhood he texted me the address and said, “Is this a nice area?” I texted back, “That’s my house!” We were good friends before but now we’re super tight, especially as we both have baby ladies to raise while telling dick jokes onstage. As we recorded this, we were both two days from a major “Billions”-watching party in which us and our wives drank all the wine and some of the mezcal. Oy very! 

THE CALLS: 

1) Billy asks about NFTs. What are they? Should he invest? 

2) A man asks whether the SoCal home market will crash anytime soon. 

3) A lady, newly back on the dating scene asks, what do we think of ghosting? Acceptable or not? 

4) A nice fella asks, long hair or short? 

Thanks, Mightys! Enjoy.

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This Might Help w/Matt Braunger

Ep 67 – Dave Anthony Brings a Dollop of Help!

September 9, 2021

Dave Anthony’s podcast The Dollop, with Gareth Reynolds, is an internationally popular podcast that I find hilarious. As I say during this episode, the two-part one they did about Ronald Reagan, is maybe the hardest I’ve ever laughed at a podcast. Dave started out as a stand-up and moved into writing, becoming an actor along the way (He was Marc’s a-hole best friend in the television series “Maron”). It was fun to talk to this hilarious dad, and he was great at the advice game. 

THE CALLS: 

1) A guy called in to say he got blocked online “By a left-liberal…” I think he means Dave! 

2) Sarah from New Jersey just got back from Hawaii and her husband “was being a real dickhead.” What should she do? 

3) Claie O’Kane, a hilarious friend of ours, wonders if she should try for Irish citizenship if things get really bad here. 

Hmmm….. Thanks, Mightys! Love ya. Check for me at the live The Dollop at High Plains Festival AND my live This Might Help!

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Ep 66 – Sam Tallent is Running the Light to Help!

September 2, 2021

I’ve been a big fan of Sam Tallent for many years, so it’s great to finally have him on the show. A hilarious comic and writer, Sam is hard to miss from his large size and many, many tattoos. A force onstage, he’s also a kind and humble guy with a lot of perspective. So, like so many of my guests, he’s terrible for this show. Jokes! 

THE CALLS: 

1) Max Beasley, a comic we know, called in about his dad getting remarried. See, his mom doesn’t know about it. Should he tell her? 

2) A lady asks if she should go to her brother’s wedding reception, as he is a dick. Help! 

3) A man asks, is it okay to take your vitamins with a beer? Thanks, Mightys! Enjoy, tell your friends, and live!

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EP 65 – Shane Torres Has a Million Nicknames, and Also Helps a Million!

August 26, 2021

Shane Torres started doing comedy in Portland, Oregon after moving there from Fort Worth, Texas. He’s incredibly funny, and also one of the kindest and realest people I’ve ever known. That makes him terrible to be on the pod, but oh well (JOKE!). Shane blew up on the national scene when his joke about Guy Fieri went viral, and for good reason. It’s a monster. Shane used to open for me on the road, and I miss having him around. It was great to have him on the show, not only to help THE MIGHTYS, but also to see him again.

THE CALLS:

1) A man has a chance to move where he wants to live, but they won’t pay him enough to live comfortably there. Worth it, or should he stay put?

2) A guy’s first comedy show in two years is coming up. WHAT SHOULD BE WEAR??

3) A caller wants to know, when is it too fast (or too slow) to move in with someone? Asking for a him. We also added a speed round in which I read some Qs given to me for Shane on my IG feed.

Enjoy!

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This Might Help w/Matt Braunger

Ep 64 – Matt Braunger is Helping by Hiimself!

August 19, 2021

Here he is, folks! Every once in a while we like to just let the guy go. Enjoy this episode with just Matt and some RAAAAANDOM CALLS. Thanks, Mightys!

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Ep 63 – Caleb Hearon is Here to Help, but Not the Gardender!

August 12, 2021

Caleb is a comedian/internet sensation/lifestyle expert, IMO. I first learned of him when a friend showed me his videos on twitter, all of which are gut-bustingly funny and very different than anyone else’s. Right before we started recording, Caleb said he heard I was in Provincetown. I said “Yeah, I was,” and he said, “It’s cool that you like gay people, but I don’t” (Caleb is gay). We got into doing comedy today, drinking or not drinking, annoying people with kids (not me), and way more. ALSO, the man we have come by and trim the yard ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS FOR AN HOUR came by during the show. SO, a lot of time was spent with me running from room to room, him inadvertently following me from outside, and Caleb cracking up. Fun! (It really was)

THE CALLS:

1) A nice person doesn’t want to tell their friends how hard things have been, but want them to know. What to do?

2) A nice Mighty called in to ask how to break up with her therapist…. Who frankly sucks HOW?

3) A 35-year-old comedian wants HELP!!! But he’s fine, right? Listen and enjoy and see me on tour!

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Ep 62 – James Austin Johnson is Here to Help, and so are Louis CK? And Bobby Flay? And TRUMP??

August 5, 2021

James was nice enough to open for me in Brea a couple weeks ago, and we got to know each other better on the drive there and back from LA. He comes from a staunch religious background, is married with a child on the way, and is hilarious. Lately he’s become known for his spot-on impressions, especially of the guy who most recently lost the presidential election. When James opened for me he did that impression and went off on a rant about Star Trek that killed so hard I went, “Hoo boy, now I REALLY gotta be funny tonight.” It gave me an idea: Have James on the pod, but ask him to not only give advice as himself……. Yep. You get it.

THE CALLS:

1) A artist can’t stop hoarding art he maybe should get rid of…. Like paintings of ex-girlfriends. HELP! (Bobby Flay),

2) A fella is in love with his best friend who doesn’t feel the same way. Again, WHAT TO DO? (Louis CK)

3) An incredibly horny man jacks off several times a day. How to talk to a girl? (Donald Trump. WHO ELSE?!). Listen, learn, and enjoy, Mightys! Also, come see me on tour starting Aug. 19th: mattbraunger.com/tour for dates.

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Ep 61 – Rick Overton is Here to Teach and Help!

July 29, 2021

Rick Overton is a comic I’ve looked up to for a long time. He’s hilarious, he has an amazing perspective born of a long and storied career, and he’s optimistic. The last part of that fascinates me, because it’s something I’ve been grappling with a lot lately. Everything around us, news-wise, seems to veer towards being a shitshow, and it’s hard to hold on to hope. Before I had Rick on, I was reminded of a bit he had about laughing in the face of death. Doing that, he asserted, robs death and darkness of their power. Looking back, it wasn’t even a bit as much as him making a point before he started his jokes. Anyway, it stuck with me. It was a blast to have Rick on, and our conversation veered hilariously all over the place. I was in a rental house in Provincetown holed up in the bathroom recording this episode. Listen and find out why!

THE CALLS:

1) A guy who lost his father says his wife wants him to move to another state so she can be closer to her best friend. The problem? Neither of them have any other friends or contacts there. WORTH IT?

2) A young fella can’t imagine going out without ketomine in his system. Is there a way to get rid of THE URGE?

3) A lady asks, HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED DOING SIMPLE TASKS?

4) A guy asks, IS IT OKAY FOR A GROWN WOMAN TO BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS? Ooooooooooooookaaaaaaaaaay. Listen, learn, and catch me on tour, Mightys!

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Ep 60 – Trevor Moore Will Catfish You… to Help!

July 22, 2021

Trevor Moore is probably best known for his work with The Whitest Kids You Know, a hugely popular sketch group who had a TV show and still perform together today. I broke into clubs in New York City opening for them way back in 2007/8, and it was one of the most fun times I’ve ever had. Trevor has gone on to do specials, a talk show, and even a children’s show that he cast me on as a goofy dad. Stick with the talented friends, kids!! This episode went way longer than most, mostly because we kept riffing and cracking each other up, but also because we were catching up after the longest time. Fun!

THE CALLS:

1) A lady HATES her boss, but loves the money. Worth leaving her job??

2) Mark in Florida wants to start a bakery. WHAT SHOULD HE CALL IT?

3) A guy who “just wants to get his thang on… because I’m lonely” wants to meet a girl and NOT GET CATFISHED. HELP, TREVOR!

4) Scooter from Bushwick wants to know if we have any advice on trying acid for the first time. DO WE EVER!! Listen, like, subscribe, and go see me on tour!

Thanks, Mightys!

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