Winners and Losers Show
Episode 071 - Zany Daze PART 2 with Matt Riggs and Jeff Steinbrunner

PART 2- The 2nd half of our conversation with comedian and podcaster Matt Riggs (@MattRiggs) and (@JSteinbrunner) we discuss getting better at stand up comedy, Matt's split with his previous podcasting partner, drunks at open mics, sushi abuse and wasted food, improving jokes, the scourge of handshaking, Matt entertained Julia his first doing stand up, how and why comedy stories, YFF's new show at the Joynt, a funny story about Rise at the Pizza Film Festival, Hank gets weirdly excited about behind the scenes videos of The Hobbit, and 3D filmmaking "explained." Plus a ton more. Listen up, you!

out of context quotes:

"Cause the judge can't see ear bruises."

"I do. That's why it shouldn't be gross."


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PART1- Comedian & newest Friend Matt Riggs joins Hank and Jeff on the podcast. Listen to: Hank's Zanies recap, the wonders and blunders of padded toilet seats, sleeping nekid, In Living Color auditions are in town, will the new Laugh Factory make it?, World's most famous heights according to google, SEGMENT: SET LIST POETRY, we share our most desired places to have sex and Jeff regales us with a tale about a booking request gone wrong.

out of context quote:

"Good day, Surge!"


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Direct download: 2011.12.29_WL_070_-_Zany_Daze_with_Matt_Riggs_and_Jeff_Steinbrunner.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:41am PDT

Happy Fuggin' Holidays, Everybody! Comedians Matty Ryan (@Matty_Ryan) and Kevin Lee (@CaptchaArtist) join Hank on the podcast. Matty recently spent 2 or 3 months in Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos and Kevin recently moved to LA. Hear us talk about the beds and toilets in Asia, Matty sleeps with a Cambodian man, crazy ass rat stories, creepy sex tourists, Kevin attended a Conan taping, SEGMENT: SET LIST POETRY, voicemails from Hank's dad with joke suggestions, Joe Piscapo, cougar bars, eye contact with pets during sex, a truly horrific restaurant in Asia and eating a still-beating cobra heart. Very fun show. We laughed. You will too.

out of context quotes:

"And I'm almost fat enough to have a third strike against me."

"My turds are walking!"

Thank you for your listenership. 2011 was a great year and 2012 will also be great. Great great great.

Direct download: 2011.12.24_WL_069_-_Matty_Ryan_and_Kevin_Lee.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:34am PDT

Comedian and Reena Calm joins Hank and Joe on the podcast. Topics include the open mic Reena runs (3 Dead Moose, Sundays 9pm), Hank's calf encounters a dog tooth, Reena's awkward encounters with her neighbors, how dating is deflating, Second City's writing program, Reena's nightmare gig at a law firm's Xmas party, Show Talk: American Horror Story, Joe finds a dead cat and other fun, Pigpen's home life, porn is horrible except when not, Israel, Marc Maron, and Hank's failed pick up of a babe. Plus more! Thank you.

out of context quotes:

"...the one that makes sure you don't have schmutz on your face."

"Then I sniffed it and it smelled like my dinner."

"Purim? Damn near killed 'em!"

Special holiday message to all the listeners: Happy Holidays.

Direct download: 2011.12.18_WL_068_-_Reena_Calm.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:36pm PDT

Episode 067 - New York New York with Simmons McDavid

Comedian and guy Simmons McDavid joins Hank on the podcast to discuss Simmons's experience with the New York comedy scene, mistakes he made after getting too drunk hosting an open mic, the importance of polish, Hank defiles the Three Stooges trailer, the truth about the Mona Lisa, blankies, Simmons lost the Cleveland Comedy Fest, pizza movie talk, where to get live crabs, a news story about the dangers of walking into a moving propeller, and Simmons sees a crazy bolo man.

out of context quote:

" I'm stuck in a purgatory of sincerity or something."

Watch Hank's short film, Rise, on Vimeo.

Direct download: 2011.12.03_WL_066_-_New_York_New_York_with_Simmons_McDavid.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:11pm PDT

Episode 066 - To the Point with Dan Friesen

Comedian and podcaster Dan Friesen (@friesenpoint) joins Hank (@Hank_Thompson) on the podcast. Topics include bee sting stories, Hank's nervous performance at Laughing Liberally, the beer of champagne, RISE - the short film starring Hank Thompson and Jeff Steinbrunner, finding your path in life, Hank recommends another guy's podcast, Dan's podcast The Friesen Point and a story about a guy mistakenly diagnosed as being in a coma leads to Hank's terrible choice for a date movie.

out of context quote:

"It's not a soul patch if it's surrounded by beard."

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Direct download: 2011.12.03_WL_066_-_To_The_Point_with_Dan_Friesen.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:33pm PDT

Episode 065 - Mikey Manker

Comedian Mikey Manker joins Hank on the podcast to talk skydiving, the pronunciation of "Boba Fett," Jaba's babes, Julia Childs, how Mikey's album (Beg, Borrow and Steal) broke the top 20 on iTunes, how to handle negativity, audio from Hank's debut set at Jokes N' Notes, Hank profiles Mikey FBI style, sexy sex moves and then decapitation and sharks make the news in a new segment called, "News" or whatever. Great fun show now! Listen!

out of context quote:

"Gravity's the same no matter where you go."

Get Mikey's Album, Beg, Borrow & Steal on iTunes

Direct download: 2011.11.06_WL_065_-_Mikey_Manker.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:33pm PDT

Episode 064 - Mike Joyce

Comedian Mike Joyce joins Hank and Joe on the podcast to discuss sweetening comedy cds, Mike's recent marriage, proposal techniques, tweets of an anthill, Lotties vs the rest, Joe's ho woes, Benicio Del Toro, crappy jobs in telemarketing, Mike sells a radio ad to Hank's Pizzeria, a round of DALAI LAMA OR PORNSTAR.

out of context quote:

"Well, Don Rickles was an exceptional dad so do the math on that Inception riddle."

Direct download: 2011.11.01_WL_064_-_Mike_Joyce.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:06pm PDT

Episode 063 - Mike Stanley

Comedian Mike Stanley joined Hank and Jeff on the podcast to discuss Mike's shirt, small-crowd dynamics, Mike's disappointing experience at the San Francisco Comedy Festival, the politics of club proximity, ye olde Lakeshore Theatre, making short films, "Salty Language, Peppered Morals", the World Series of Huh?, Infrequency, parallelogram writing, giving up vicey drinks and Hank shares a dishwashing tip with the listeners. Funny, interesting and informative. Listen, today!

out of context quotes:

"It's like having people paint against each other."

"You can't have a huge Cash and a tiny Elvis!"

Direct download: 2011.10.24_WL_063_-_Mike_Stanley.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:23am PDT

Episode 062 - GoonTube with Joe M and Joe F

Sithlords Joe McAdam and Joe Fernandez join Hank on the podcast to discuss blackface, Hank's drive across the country, themed restaurants gone wrong, Gary Sinese's niece, Joe F's trip to Vegas for a comedy competition, Joe M got some wedding booty, trucker sex, delivery vs material and Hank reads YouTube comments sent to him from angry fans of Multi Talented Star. HAMMMBURGER!

out of context quote:

"I said bananers. I meant bananers."

Direct download: 2011.10.17_WL_062_-_GoonTube_with_Joe_M_and_Joe_F.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:53am PDT