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This Might Help w/Matt Braunger

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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This Might Help w/Matt Braunger

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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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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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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