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This Might Help w/Matt Braunger

Ep 79 – Christian Duguay Helps and Brings the Valley Heat!

December 2, 2021

I have a massive amount of respect for anybody who makes a scripted podcast. The planning, the creative effort, and the execution can be brutal. There are a lot of them that I like, but Christian Duguay’s brilliant Valley Heat is one that I love. I’m biased, as I’m a voice on it, but I was a fan way before that happened. Valley Heat is one of those podcasts that, once you listen to an episode, you’re hooked. The story of Doug, who broadcasts his podcast from his garage in Burbank and talks only about his life, is gut-busting in its simplicity. Christian and I have been friends a long time, and it was fun to talk about his podcast, catch up on each other’s lives, and offer what might be horrible advice to strangers.

THE CALLS:

1) Lars has a parent who is convinced they were abducted by aliens. How to deal?

2) Lauren from Baltimore hates her job, and you just HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE REST IT’S AMAZING.

3) Caller asks, “How do you motivate yourself to do anything when you just want to do nothing?” THAT IS THE QUESTION! Thanks, MIghtys. Tell your friends!

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Ep 78 – Jared Goldstein Doesn’t Want to Help but Will!

November 25, 2021

I first became aware of young comic Jared Goldstein when (back in the dark ages of the lockdown) he and I were both on the same bill of a zoom comedy show. Not sure if you know, but they really sucked ass. However, he had a really good set, and I was like, “Who’s this guy?” Fast forward a year, and he’s just been named one of Vulture’s “21 Comics You Should and Will Know.” I knew he was funny, but what I didn’t know is that he’s a former child actor. We talked rejection, being bitter or not, online action, and plenty more. Really dug having him on, not only because he was funny and a great guy, but because I think we really annoyed his roommate. 

THE CALLS: 

1) A man’s wife has died and now he’s in a secret relationship with her sister. What to do? TES THIS IS A REAL CAR OH MY GOD 

2) A caller can’t stop getting random boners in the pool. Help! 

3) A 24-year-old says he jumps into relationships too fast. Any advice on dating? Also, he might want something fun, also instead maybe something long term? JESUS! Listen in, Mightys! It’s a fun ride.

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Ep 77 – Your Dad Chad Daniels is Here to Help!

November 18, 2021

Chad Daniels aka Dad Chaniels has raised three kids and he’s around my age. Seriously. I’m just getting started, and he’s retired lol. Chad had ‘em young, and moved to a place he could afford to raise them (aka NOT NYC or LA). Long story short, it worked out. Chad has a massive, rapid fan base who eat up anything he puts out. I’ve rarely had a better reaction than when I announced he was coming on the show. An added plus is that he’s an old friend and a peach of a man. We two dads had a blast on this one. 

THE CALLS: 

1) a man asks Chad and me, “How do you choose what to repair on your car/house/etc, and what you hire someone to fix?” 

2) Erica, since she was a little girl, has been called Eric by others. WTF to do? 

3) Jackson, a fellow dad, asks, “What’s your opinion on imposter syndrome, as a creative?” 

4) John asks, “COULD YOU GUYS SING MY WIFE HAPPY BIRTHDAY?” Do we do it?? Listen and find out, Mightys! And please, do yourself a favor, go see Chad if he comes to your town.

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Ep 76 – Will Miles of Southside Comes to the Helpside!

November 11, 2021

Will Miles is a comedian, friend, and drinking buddy of mine. We also both have daughters the exact same age, so we often have that “Can you believe this shit?” moment together. Recently we took our kids trick or treating for the first time, and before that we spent a weekend in the desert with our families. You might think we have nothing left to talk about, but you’d be wrong. Will is a comedian married to another comedian (the also hilarious Giulia Rozzi) and writes/act on the insanely funny TV show Southside. We talked our childhoods, comedy today, parenthood, failure, and other light topics for your drive to work. 

THE CALLS: 

1) A nice guy who just got married put the reception aside to save money for a house, but would still like the have one. The problem: His friends live nearby, hers do not. She suggests just having one for his friends. Is that okay? 

2) Another guy who just got married is going to Japan for six months. How to keep in touch and keep the anxiety down? 

3) Caller asks, how is it married to a comedian? Enjoy your drive, don’t crash, and watch Southside. Thanks, Mightys!

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Ep 75 – Hannah Einbinder is Here to Cheer (You On)!

November 4, 2021

Former cheerleader (yep, it’s true) Hannah Einbiner blew the f%*k up in the biz. My pal Dana Gould told me she was a funny stand-up, and I said, “Ok cool, I’ll check her out.” No sooner did we have that exchange than she landed a huge role on the HBO show “Hacks.” She plays Ava, the reluctant writer/protégé to Jean Smart’s Joan Rivers-like Deborah Vance. It’s heavy lifting for any actor, but Hannah pulls it off. It’s been cool watching someone so nice and funny go so far so soon, and it was fun to have her on the pod. She’s great, and I learned a ton about her life, outlook, and processes. 

THE CALLS: 

1) A (fellow) bisexual gal asks, “Can you find fulfilment in a relationship with just one gender?” (Spoiler alert: I answer this one for her) (KIDDING!) 

2) A lady feels like her mom’s sadness is dragging her down. How does she further herself when her mom won’t? 

3) We did a speed round of ‘Written in’ calls. Tune in and listen! Thanks, Mightys. Hope you enjoy.

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Ep 74 – Colin Mochrie Makes it Up as He Goes Along While Helping!

October 28, 2021

Colin Mochrie is a National Tresure, and I’m not using hyperbole. If you don’t believe me, look at my Instagram page from when I announced he’d be on the show. Like always, I posted a picture of my upcoming guest… and everyone reacted with HOLY CRAP I THOUGHT YOU WERE SAYING HE WAS DEAD WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?? Do what? Post a picture? It made me realize that when we really, really love someone and see a picture of them out of nowhere, we think the worst. Says a lot about the times we live in! Anway, Colin’s work on Whose Line is it Anyway? Is legend. The man can think on his feet like no one else. So who better for a show where we listen to calls we’ve never heard and give off-the-cuff advice? I cannot tell you how fun this was, or how much fun you’ll have listening to it.

THE CALLS:

1) Jay asks for the best way to maintain motivation in dating!

2) A fan of Colin AND ME asks for advice in starting out in comedy. We get this one a lot, but allowed it through, because Colin.

3) A man, calling from the toilet, asks what he can use besides toilet paper (??!!). Enjoy, Mightys! Colin is the KING.

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Ep 73 – Josh Johnson is Calm, Wise, and Has Me Fooled About That (but is Here to Help!)

October 21, 2021

Josh Johnson is a great joke writer, comedian, and person based out of New York City. Also, solid work ethic. Writing on The Daily Show all day and putting in sets at night sounds, and maybe it’s because I’m a dad, exhausting. You wouldn’t know it to meet him, though. He’s funny, thoughtful, and full of energy. Wait, hold on, he’s just young! Lol. We got into it on this one, and got to know each other better along the way. Great times.

THE CALLS:

1) A nice comedian named AJ (who lives “in the middle of nowhere”) says his friend wants to visit NYC to do comedy. The problem: He’s not ready. What to do?

2) A 26-year-old man asks, “Other than Nashville, where’s a good spot to get going in comedy?”

3) A written in one! Top secret, you gotta listen to hear. Check out Josh’s new special #Hashtag!

Thanks, Mightys

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Ep 72 – Dave Schilling Has Taste and is Willing to Help!

October 14, 2021

Dave Schilling is a writer, a comic, a journalist, and will argue with you about whether he is actually the last two things. He writes for the New Yorker, and writes an amazing fashion column for the LA Times. He’s also a James Bond expert and, between the two of us, knows who the NEXT ONE SHOULD BE! This ep was taped from a hotel room in Fort Worth, Texas and it made my day. THE CALLS: 1) A man asks, “How do you deal with a know-it-all?” 2) A second time caller (who formerly called in to ask if HE SHOULD ASK his friend to do a podcast with him) asks, “How do you get started with a podcast?” 3) MY PRODUCER RENE CALLED IN!!! Listen to hear what amazing problem he has. Enjoy! Thanks, Mightys.

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EP- 71 – James Adomian Helps out with So Many Voices! Live at Moontower Fest in Austin

October 7, 2021

James Adomian is a man of many, many voices. A comedian by trade, he’s known for his incredible impressions of people like Bernie Sanders, Vincent Price, Jesse Ventura, and Mike “My Pillow” Lindell. When they sent over the list of comedians available to guest on my Live from Moontower TMH, his name jumped off the page. It was the very first show of the entire festival (no pressure), but I think we killed it (not to brag). 

THE CALLS: 

1) A male caller asks Bernie Sanders, “What do you do in a small town that’s predominantly conservative, but you’re not?” 

2) Drake is having trouble getting to his lady, and asks Macho Man Randy Savage to help. 

3) A very drunk woman asks, “What the fuck is with people walking wherever the fuck they want?” A perfect dismount! 

This episode is definitely in the top five we’ve ever done. Check it out, Mightys! I thank you.

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Ep 70 – Adam Cayton Holland is Here to Help, Live in Denver!

September 30, 2021

My friend Adam Cayton-Holland is a king of Denver comedy, as both the founder of the High Plains Festival and a member of the three-man comedy troupe the Grawlix. The Grawlix created, sold, wrote, and starred in the often slept-on but brilliant teacher comedy Those Who Can’t. Adam worked in Los Angeles, but never left Denver, and he lives there today with his wife and two kids. He was a no-brainer as a guest when the High Plains Festival asked me to do my podcast while I was there, and he did not disappoint. 

THE CALLS: 

1) My friend Justin called in from Massachusetts to ask, how do I not raise a toxic boy (He and his wife are expecting)? 

2) A nice non-binary person asks, should I shave my head? 

3) A fellow Denver comic who’s fallen on hard times has moved in with his parents and needs encouragement. Help! 

4) A fellow fan asks, what are our memories of the late great Norm McDonald? Listen and enjoy, Mightys!

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