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This Might Help w/Matt Braunger

Ep 45 – Roy Wood Jr. Helps You by Helping You Help Yourself!

April 8, 2021

Roy Wood Jr. is one of those comedians that every comedian is a fan of, and he agrees with me that all of us only see each other in the airport. Now a correspondent and writer on The Daily Show, Roy was one of those people who did the hardest gigs coming up, and it shows. He shares some of those stories on here, stuff I’d never heard, as well as trying to help the callers. Warning: Two parts of this podcast had me almost crying laughing. All I’ll say is: 1) Ron White, and 2) Blackface. 

THE CALLS: 

1) A guy loves his girlfriend, but her dog hates him. What to do?

 2) A fan of Roy’s asks if he has any potty training tips 

3) A caller asks, “What’s the best way to make a good impression on a work Zoom?” Listen and learn. Thanks, Mightys!

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Ep 44 – Arlo Weierhauser Returns to Help (kind of)!

April 1, 2021

I know, I know, we’ve had Arlo on already, but I love them so much, especially now that their curmudgeonly charm is in full bloom. The pandemic has been rough on all of us, and this podcast has let me check in on “Coach” twice! Cool fact: They were the last person I had a restaurant meal with!! And it was a special meal. I told them I was having a kid, and they’d chosen their non-binary name. Very cool! If you like listening to two old friends who are past giving a shit about norms, you’ll love this episode. THE CALLS: 1) A nice lesbian needs dating advice. Can Arlo help? Because I certainly can’t. 2) A caller has one for Dana (he missed last week). Can Arlo help with THAT? 3) A DARK ONE (you have to listen, I won’t describe it—sorry). Thanks, Mightys!

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Ep 43 – Dana Gould is Here to Help, and so is Dr. Zaius!

March 25, 2021

This is the one you’ve been waiting/asking for, even if you haven’t. Dana Gould was a guy I looked up to when I was coming up as a young comic, and now that I’m old, we’re actual, real-life friends. He’s done it all, seen it all, and still hasn’t lost his love of the art form. He’s also not very jaded, which is refreshing for a person who’s been doing stand-up since their teens. A Girl Dad three times over, it was fun talking to Dana now that I’m a new dad. Also, Halloween forever.

THE CALLS:

1) A trucker has a girlfriend who will not get off the phone with him. How can he politely get her to give him some HIM time?

2) SALLY RETURNS! If you don’t know Sally, check out “Advice from a Dipshit.” eps. Spoiler: She’s great.

3) Max, a director and editor from New Jersey, moved in with his parents after a breakup and is working a day job. How long is it okay to “lick his wounds?” Listen to our answers, they’re right! We even did a speed round of comments sent to me via social media. DOES HE GIVE ADVICE AS DR. ZAIUS? Well, yes.

Enjoy, Mightys!

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Ep 42 – One for the Mightys! Help!

March 18, 2021

Hello Mightys, it’s me, your leader. Longtime listeners know a Mighty is a fan of the show, so if you’re not one, now you know. I thought I’d take this episode to say thanks, listen to the calls, and see if there’s anything you’d change/like to hear more of/etc. It’s a fun ep, as a few of the calls were meant for my maniac brother Eric Andre (we got a lot of calls for him), so I got to dig into some sweet, sweet insanity. The fun thing for me was to go FULLY REAL even when the calls were a joke. Or were they? Listen, compare, and enjoy. Thanks, Mightys. You are the wind beneath my bananas.

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Ep 41 – Eric Andre is Crazy to Help!

March 11, 2021

Eric has a certain reputation, some of it earned (he likes drugs, he’s adventurous, he’s wildly creative/kind of fearless), and some of it not (he’s crazy). I’ve known Eric for at least 13 years and he’s one of the smartest guys I know. He also cares about what counts (friends, good times, being a good person) and not about what doesn’t (money, being famous, etc). We got deep on this episode, talking about our past, drugs, relationships, and of course, how we’re dealing with this epidemic. THE CALLS: Look, they’re so insane, you just have to listen. Eric has….. a certain kind of fan. Thanks, Mightys!

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Ep 40 – David Koechner, The Champ, is here to help!

March 4, 2021

You know him as Champ Kind from Anchorman, Todd Packer on The Office, Bill on The Goldbergs, or a hundred other things. Me, I know him as a Chicago improv legend and one of the kindest dudes ever. From helping me and other friends of mine along the way through this minefield of a business to letting me and my then-girlfriend (now wife) use his dressing room at SNL and introducing me to Will Farrell, David is there for people. He also has five kids, so he’s got a lot of perspective to share. This was a fun one.

THE CALLS:

1) A graphic designer who can’t sell his work is about to start an internship that will leave him no free time. It’s also unpaid, so he can’t take his new girlfriend out. Ideas?

2) A comic actor who idolizes David asks for showbiz advice. Also, how can he get a Funco doll of him as Champ Kind?

3) A man is convinced a neighbor took his EZPass out of his open convertible. Confront him or just order a new one?

4) We do a speed round of questions posted to my IG stories. How could you not listen to this episode?? Thanks, Mightys. You are the wind beneath my (hot) wings.

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Ep 39 – Tom Thakkar Loves Dumb Stuff, and Helping!

February 25, 2021

As I mention on the show, Tom was once mentioned in a review of a show I did as having a better set than mine. Do we get into it? Oh yeah. And, it turns out better than you thought. I’ve known Tom for many years, and he’s always been a fun comic to watch and a good friend/drinking buddy to have. We talked about keeping perspective during this horrible time for live comedy, dealing with drunk audience members, relationships, the Midwest, and lots of other distracting, non-important topics to help fill your day with fun.

THE CALLS:

1) Tom has a podcast called “Stand by Your Band,” where he and a guest defend their ‘guilty pleasure’ musical acts. Caller asks, “What are yours?”

2) A fella got drunk and cheated on his wife of ten years. He’s now in AA and taking steps to repair the damage done. He asks, “How can things go back to normal?”

3) A singer/comedian asks, “How can you tell what people want to laugh at when you can’t do live shows?” Listen for our wise, and very stupid answers. Like, subscribe, and be proud. You’re a Mighty!

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Ep 38 – Reggie Watts is Here to Help, from Outer Space!

February 18, 2021

Reggie Watts is someone I love to watch on stage as well as hang out with (it’s less common than you might think). An improvisor at his core, Reggie creates music and comedy from scratch onstage and has an open, creative mind when it comes to others offstage. We first met at the Bumbershoot Festival in 2009 and he inspired me big time, because at one point I had to go on after him (Me back then: “Shit!!”). It made me conquer certain fears, something we all have to go through. Now he’s the head of the band on the Late Late Show with James Corden, but he still creates and performs regularly. He was an absolute blast and joy on TMH.

THE CALLS:

1) A lady who’s just turned 40 is sick of guys saying “You don’t look that old” as a compliment. Can we help?

2) A man takes big dumps at his girlfriend’s house and at her parents’ place, but they don’t have a plunger. What to do?

3) A nice lady asks Reggie THE ULTIMATE QUESTION (listen to find out what it is!!).

Thanks, Mightys! Enjoy, and spread the word.

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Ep 37 – Andy Wood Is A Jeopardy Champion Here to Help!

February 11, 2021

My friend Andy Wood is a comedian and massive nerd (his own admission) who started the Bridgetown Comedy Festival with me in 2007. It ran ten years and helped the PDX comedy scene hugely, as well as gave a ton of comedians and fans the times of their lives. He also won Jeopardy four times (!!). A kind and gentle fella, he was the only guy in my bachelor party that women actually hit on, which I of course forgot to mention. 

THE CALLS: 

1) A lady with a broken heart wants to know, how to get over it without becoming a full-blown drunk? 

2) A 37-year-old woman accidentally put herself down as 30 on her dating apps and her likes exploded! The people on dates with her haven’t cared. Is she wrong? 

3) A nice fella who served me drinks in Portland once lost a friend to suicide after gaining some professional success. It feels wrong to be proud of himself, is that weird? Listen, tell your friends, subscribe, and be good to yourself, my Mightys.

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Ep 36 – Michelle Biloon Has Been Around/is Here to Help!

February 4, 2021

Michelle is an old friend, and we have something in common: our lives have had many acts. We both started in very strong comedy scenes (her in Austin, me in Chicago) that both liked to drink strongly. We’re both now parents with kids, and don’t regret our party pasts. See? You CAN have it all! It was fun catching up with Michelle and busting each other’s chops. We went a full hour! Lucky you.

THE CALLS:

1) Rob’s wife hates that he watches the same shows and movies over and over, even though he watches new stuff with her. Does he suck?

2) Jake in Philly wants to lose weight. Any tips from two people that have?

3) A comedian who’s just starting out wants to know how he can “make his mark” when you can’t play stages??

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