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This Might Help With Matt Braunger

EP 27 – Brent Terhune is Yelling in his Car to Help!

December 3, 2020

Comedian Brent Terhune joins me this week all the way from Indiana by way of Comedy Itself. I’m always on the hunt for comedians I’ve never seen to become fans of, and over the past couple of months I’ve become a huge fan of Brent’s. If you’ve never seen him live, maybe you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who have seen his videos (a lot of which involve him yelling in a car). My personal favorite is the owner of a capsized boat called the “S.S. Magaritaville” that sank along with several others during a rally. Brent made this episode a lot of fun.

THE CALLS:

1) A caller who was punched by a homeless man no longer wants to give money to the homeless. Is he a dick?

2) A guy’s dad left a long time ago, can we help him solve a math problem?, and

3) A caller wants to know how to keep weight off during the holidays.

A CLASSIC ASK! Listen and learn, my Mightys.

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Ep 26 – Corey Ryan Forrester, aka The Buttercream Dream, is Thankful and Here to Help!

November 26, 2020

It’s Thanksgiving week, and though it’s been a monster punch-in-the-dong of a year, we still have things to be thankful for. This week I’m thankful to have the hilarious Corey Ryan Forrester on the show. You might know him from his no-BS-taking pro wrestler character “The Buttercream Dream,” but I know him from his hilarious stand-up. Either way, he’s a gem. Like all of us, Corey was thrown for a loop during the pandemic because he was literally always on the road, but it made him focus on online comedy. Fast forward to now, and he’s being retweeted by Dave Bautista. What could be better? This ep was an absolute blast and we became great friends during it. Need a break from the stress of the holiday? Lock yourself in the garage and listen to this one on 10.

THE CALLS:

1) A man is headed to T-Day dinner with relatives attending who use glamour filters to excess. How can he not stare?

2) My man Chris from Davenport and his wife are not inviting their parents to Thanksgiving (understandably). How do they help with their parents’ hurt feelings?

3) A nice gal is turning 40, wants to party, but how?

Listen now, Mightys, and hear our perfect answers. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Ep 25 – Langston Kerman is Handsome and he Helps!

November 19, 2020

Have you seen Season Two of The Boys on Amazon? Great, right? If you’re a fan, like I am, you might have noticed a very handsome fella playing a sensitive Hawkeye-type hero. That’s my friend, hilarious comedian Langston Kerman. However, like me, he’s more than just good looking. Langston grew up in Chicago and cut his teeth as a comedian in New York City. He’s always been one of those comics whom I just love to watch, because he’s always got an observation I never see coming. This episode went a little long because we GOT INTO IT on this one. As the kids online say, “You love to see it.”

THE CALLS:

1) A very drunk person decided to call in and do a horrible Australian accent to tell me to cut the one grey hair in my eyebrow. Thankfully, it led to a hilarious discussion of how our wives make us look better, and how we resist for the sake of our idiot egos.

2) A teacher is torn between teaching and her regard for her own life after her administration decides to reopen classes. Should she go or no?

3) A two-parter from this caller: A) What to have on her pizza, since the world is ending, and B) How can she deal with the rampant angst and anxiety we’re currently enjoying. Listen and get our advice! Also, rate us highly online and tell your friends.

Thanks, Mightys!

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Ep 24 – Comedian Monroe Martin is a Big Help!

November 12, 2020

Monroe Martin is a really funny comedian and, honestly, that’s all I knew about him before we recorded this podcast. Now I know that he grew up in foster homes, has a wife, and loves pettiness as much as I do. Dude is the best! We had a lot of fun recording this one, to the point that my producer Rene came in after we were finished still laughing at our antics. I’m really happy that this ep is coming out this week when we’re having so much anxiety as a country and a world. Need a laugh? Here it is, Mightys!

THE CALLS:

1) A guy’s parody website in Savannah got an award, but they gave it to someone else: THE CITY ITSELF! And get this, the city will not give it back. What to do??

2) Miranda wants to do what to do for a living as a young person. THE ETERNAL QUESTION!, and

3) Hiya’s dad’s 50th birthday is coming up, the family wants them to get together, but her mom will not admit she’s an alcoholic who drunk texts mean stuff. Can she skip it?? Listen to hear our advice! Thanks, gang.

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EP 23 – Painter Jeff Eagan helps AND cuts the straightest lines!

November 5, 2020

So as many of you know, my wife and I drove our baby daughter 3,000 miles across the country to escape the fiery California air about a month ago. We also left so my in-laws could meet baby Rose, their granddaughter. During that time in lovely Mansfield, Massachusetts I’ve been writing, watching the baby, doing this podcast, and sometimes drinking. My main man Jeff Eagan has helped me with that, as well as HAVING PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE. A painter by trade, Eagan (as he’s known, like Braunger) has a great outlook on life. So when my wife half-jokingly suggested I have him on the show, I said, “Hell yeah.” Give this ep a listen and you’ll see why he’s become such a great friend. As a kid in a bar once said about Eagan, “Dude is a legend.”

THE CALLS:

1) A man asks if my “amazing” beard is natural. Jeff, who is also gifted by God with an amazing one, chimes in,

2) Former guest (and current friend and comedian) Jen Kirkman asks what to do about relatives who email her with a person connected about “Getting into the business” without asking her first,

3) Josh Gondelman (ANOTHER former guest/current friend/comedian asks “if the lockdown happens in NYC again, what can I look forward to?”

4) Chris G (our friend in town) wants to know, if he buys a “scratchy” (scratch ticket) and wins, what should he spend it on?

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EP 22 – Esther Tsang will give you a taste of Helping!

October 29, 2020

Esther Tsang is a freelance food writer who I am a fan of, but didn’t know. That’s changed, as after this episode we agreed to go eat/grab a drink when Covid blows over. We had a ton of fun on this ep, and I’m so glad I randomly reached out over Twitter. Ah, Twitter, you’re so relaxing and helpful! Always! Jokes aside, check out this ep because Esther is very deep, very smart, and an absolute stitch. Side note: This episode was recorded inside a definitely haunted house built in the 1800s in Providence, Rhode Island, so you might hear a ghost or two.

THE CALLS:

1) A man broke up with his lady and is having doubts. Should he reach out? Go back? (Spoiler for context: I have gone back, Esther NEVER HAS),

2) A lady (with no agenda, I’m sure) asks where the best place to sneak into Canada is (Spoiler again: Esther knows exactly where to)

3) A non-binary stand-up asks if they should speak their truth or hide it in the hopes of not ruffling feathers, getting ahead, etc. Listen for our answers and give your own! Subscribe, rate, tell your friends and more.

Thanks, Mightys.

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EP 21 – Beth Stelling is your helpful Girl Daddy!

October 22, 2020

What can I say about Beth Stelling? To know her is to love her, and also to be kind of jealous of her jokes and stage presence. Not me, obviously, but you know… other comics. Anyway, Beth and I go way back and when I saw she had a new special out (“Girl Daddy” on HBO Max), I had to have her on the show to help out the Mightys. MAN, did we get into it. Jerks online, comedy as a possibly dead thing now, loneliness, and more! So much fun! I love you, Beth.

THE CALLS:

1) Aaron, a fellow comic, calls in to talk about what is probably a sociopathic neighbor who called him a bad father to his face (!!),

2) A man who has just been promoted is worried his now-unemployed lady will decide to not get a new job. How to tell her?

3) Connor is in the process of converting to Judaism but cannot get his dad to understand what that means at all. Any way to tell him about this very rare religion (I’m kidding)?

Listen to Beth and I dish out the real deal!

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EP 20 – Liz Crain Has a Recipe for Helping (Spoiler: It’s for Dumplings)!

October 15, 2020

Liz Crain is a huge part of my hometown Portland, Oregon’s food scene. When I was kid, food and restaurants there were kinda… eh. Now, though? That place can compete and win with places like New York, Madrid, and even Paris. Yeah, that’s right, Pierre, I said it! Liz has been documenting, cooking, and teaching on the Portland food scene for a long time now and it was great to have her on. As you Mightys know, I’m all about giving yourself treats, and that’s what Liz is all about. Not only things like stuff to cook, but also things to ferment (including booze), and CANNABIS!! Yes, that’s right. All the things!

THE CALLS:

1) My childhood friend Chantal calls in to TELL ME I’M AWESOME (also, what should she do with her restaurant on the Oregon Coast??)

2) A man says his neighbor neglects her dogs to the point of abuse. Should he say something or leave a letter?

3) A guy wants to know which way toilet paper should be displayed, the over or the under? HUGE QUESTION!!

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EP 19 – Jon Gabrus is the Hercules of Helping

October 8, 2020

Jon Gabrus, first of all, should play Hercules if Marvel decides to put their version of the character in one of their movies. Secondly, he’s a big gregarious man who people have always assumed I know and party with. No true, but it should be. Jon and I are both big, we party, and we’re super fun/handsome. We’re both married too. I know Jon from the work I’ve done at the UCB, where he’s a regular performer. You’ve also seen him in a ton of stuff. In fact, we’ve gone in for the same part several times (But Luka Jones usually gets the role). We used this episode as an excuse to finally become close, personal friends and to help out the Mightys out there.

THE CALLS:

1) A Gay Bear wants to know how to feel better about his body—WHO better to ASK??

2) A guy whose family wants to celebrate his birthday doesn’t want to let them. Cool or no?

3) A fella’s single father-in-law’s web searches have revealed he’s looking for a sexual pro. Help him, or leave him to the dangers of online predators?

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EP 18 – Martha Kelly is a Wild Animal of Helping!

October 1, 2020

What can I say about my friend Martha Kelly? She’s low key one of the funniest comedians alive, hands down. Low key being a key descriptor of her style. Martha is dry as a bone onstage, but offstage she’s always been a really warm and helpful friend (don’t tell her I said that). You probably know her from her entire-series-stealing work on “Baskets,” but of late she’s become synonymous with not taking an ounce of shit from trolls on Twitter. This was a great episode and an excuse for us to catch up like the old pals we are. THE CALLS: 1) A man is “Fuck buddies” with a friend of his ex. Should he tell her? (Spoiler: Martha: “Fuck no”) 2) A young man of 30 asks, is 30 too old to move to a “happening spot,” and which spot should be choose, Chicago or Portland? 3) A man’s wife is 34 weeks pregnant with their first kid. What can he do to support her? Listen in for the answers and give a kind review if you like. Thanks, Mightys!

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