Winners and Losers Show/Perfect Union

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

Episode 061 - David Drake

Comedian David Drake joins Hank and Joe on the podcast to discuss water birth, Hank's encounter with a homeless guy, Game of Thrones, how David became a veterinarian in Thailand, another round of the DALAI LAMA OR PORNSTAR game!, Drake on Drake on Drake and then we get serious and solve politics. Super fun show. Listen, today!

out of context quote:

"Harrison Ford, look it up."

Direct download: 2011.10.10_WL_061_-_David_Drake.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:02am PDT

Episode 060 - Mike Sheehan

Comedian Mike Sheehan joins Hank and Jeff to discuss how Hank met Eddie Peppitone, car-jacking and the origin of the name "Winners and Losers", the woes and hoes of dating, the business of podcasting and Jeff's crazy plans to use his legs more. Super fun show. Magical, almost. Listen!

out of context quote:

"You ever seen a hippo drunk?"

Direct download: 2011.10.02_WL_060_-_Mike_Sheehan.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:51am PDT

Episode 059 - Timmy Brochu

Comedian and podcaster Timothy "Timmy" Brochu joins Hank and Joe on the podcast to discuss Hank's sunburnt arms because of stupidity, albino gorillas, where Timmy's from and other cliches, a randy deer skeleton prank, killing animal stories, Timmy's start in Maine/Boston and his journey to Chicago, when good booking goes bad, Joe fills us in on the cancellation of the hit show the Late Live Show, Dumbbell's from wound, Timmy's "marriage" and how he met his mother-in-law, and Joe's marriage.

out of context quotes:

"Women are f*cking different than men. Can we talk about that?"

"F*ck sleeves!"

Leave us a review on iTunes! Or just simply thanks for listening, ya sexy handsome whoever you are.

Direct download: 2011.09.21_WL_059_-_Timmy_Brochu.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:13pm PDT

Comedian and podcaster Collin Bullock joins Hank and Jeff on the show to discuss what we would be if we could be any one profession for a year and then we take Collin apart and reassemble him in an effort to figure out just what the f*ck is up with him. Things get interesting and honest and still stays funny. Listen today!

out of context quote:

"Suddenly Zuckerberg is getting his tentacles into your dementia."

Direct download: 2011.08.31_WL_057_-_Collin_Bullock.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:59am PDT

Episode 056 - Adam Burke and Will Miles

Comedians Adam Burke and Will Miles join Hank on the podcast to discuss their recent week of feature work at Zanies, heckler stories, the origin of Adam's mysterious accent, Hank's declaration of war on his farmer's tan, getting comedy advice from other people, Will's experience being a contestant on a dating show and we figure out the various words used to describe women. This episode is hot and stunning! Please listen.

out of context quote:

"I was worried a bug would land on my nipple."

Direct download: 2011.08.19_WL_056_-_Adam_Burke__Will_Miles.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:10am PDT

Episode 055 - Ken Barnard

Comedian and tall Ken Barnard joins Hank and Joe on the podcast to discuss his move to LA, scary factories, and wizard of oz revelations. Then Joe helps us understand Catcher in the Rye before we go deep on the role of love in sex and enjoy another insightful round of America's Favorite Segment, ROMANTIC FANTASIES. Then some improv talk, the old clown vs priest debate and getting nookie at a wedding. Plus much much more. Please, listen.

out of context quote:

"Sounds like Rosie O'Donnell produced it."

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Ken Barnard's website and Twitter: @KenBarnard

Joe Fernandez's website and Twitter: @JoeFernandez

Hank Thompson's website and Twitter: @Hank_Thompson

Direct download: 2011.08.14_WL_055_-_Ken_Barnard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:16pm PDT

Episode 054 - Matt Riggs

Comedian, podcaster and real-life Grimace, Matt Riggs, joins Hank and Joe on the podcast to discuss the butts of smoking, the biggest trick in the bible, hilarious rollercoaster tragedies and Matt's experience working at a theme park. Hank FACT CHECK's headbanging with a bird, women's fashion gets a thorough examination as well as Fashion Do's and Don'ts for the Office and new segment ROMANTIC FANTASIES leads to hilarious and interesting stories like when Joe chased after... plus more! And more!

out of context quote:

"I did get to yell at a spitter."

If you like the show please leave a positive review on iTunes. Thanks!

Check out these links:

Jessie and Matt's Podcast

Joe Fernandez'z Website

Suck Professor (Hank's blog)

Direct download: 2011.08.10_WL_054_-_Matt_Riggs.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:06am PDT

Episode 053 - David Mascorro

Comedian David Mascorro joins Hank and Kenny on the podcast. Kenny tells the story of a weird day at work, then after we take a look at history we fix the future for all humanity while discussing politics, conspiracies and the futility of war. Also there's peepee talk to keep you interested.

out of context quote:

"It'd be like if a peach had a mohawk."

Follow Hank on Twitter: @Hank_Thompson

Direct download: 2011.08.03_WL_053_-_David_Mascorro.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57am PDT

Episode 052 - Jesse Baltest Part 2

Comedian Jesse Baltes joins Hank and Joe for Part 2 of the podcast to discuss murder and romantic fantasies.

out of context quote:

"I have romantic fantasies."

Direct download: 2011.07.23_WL_052_-_Jess_Baltes_Part_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:22am PDT

Episode 051 - Jesse Baltes Part 1

Comedian Jesse Baltes joins Hank and Joe on the podcast to talk about giving tours around chicago, vitamins/propaganda for hearts, circumcision, the origins of protestantism, Count Chocula's Classic Conundrums and the morality of murder. One of our most hilarious and philsophical episodes yet. This is Part 1 of a 2 part episode. Really fun show.

out of context quote:

"The world can only have one devil."

Direct download: 2011.07.21_WL_051_-_Jess_Baltes_Part_1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:25am PDT

Episode 050 - Dan Friesen

Comedian and podcaster Dan Friesen joins Hank and Joe on the podcast. They discuss the Internet sensation Dorota the 'Multi Talented Star,' missouri meth culture, octopuss anatomy and then they argue about smoking. Plus a whole lot more. Listen now!

out of context quotes:

"Smoke a nicotine patch! SMOKE A NICOTINE PATCH!"

"Nicotine patch adams."

Dan's Podcast: The Symposium Podcast

Joe's Website:

Read more about Multi Talented Star at

Direct download: 2011.07.15_WL_050_-_Dan_Friesen.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:04am PDT

Episode 049 - Simmons McDavid Loves New York

Comedian Simmons McDavid joins Hank and Jeff on the podcast. They discuss emotional eating, Simmons' impending move to New York, the church of Chick-Fil-A, the evils of the brown cowbird, how Jeff and Simmons are wrong about Hank's teeth, and that Simmons fighting days are (hopefully) over. Plus a whole bunch more.

out of context quotes:

"Jeff, what do you do when you feel sad?"

"I hope you find someone to keep you from getting jumped in New York."

Direct download: 2011.07.07_WL_049_-_Simmons_McDavid_Loves_New_York.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:39am PDT

Episode 048 - Marty DeRosa

Comedian Marty DeRosa joins Hank and Lauren on the podcast. We discuss making yourself laugh, flaccid weinies, Hank's stance against Facebook birthdays, Marty and Lauren hatch an evil plan, Red Shoe Diaries, porn categories, Lauren's HDM (Head Don't Match) problem, the dangers of veganism, ankle sexiness and more than our heads can remember.

out context quote:

"I've had a large head my whole life."

Direct download: 2011.07.04_WL_048_-_Marty_DeRosa.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:25pm PDT

Episode 047 - Cameron Gillette

Comedian Cameron Gillette joins Hank and Jeff on the podcast. We discuss the true cause of the civil war, Cameron's childhood as a child in the South, Hank's brief stint informing the public about Louisiana, how Cameron and Jeff met online, end of the world theories, Hank shares a tip for tea drinkers and how Cameron got the sexy scar on his chin from a bike crash.

out of context quote:

"Star Search SG-1, idiot."

Direct download: 2011.06.13_WandL_047_-_Cameron_Gillette.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:02am PDT

Episode 046 - Mike Lebovitz

Comedian Mike Lebovitz joins Hank and Jeff on the podcast. We discussed movie believability, sex and violence in media and culture and we argue about whether or not overall human suffering has gone up or down. Plus a whole lot more stuff I don't have time to list. Mike is a member of the Comedians You Should Know and is one of the funniest comedians working in Chicago, not to mention all around nice and hairy guy.

out of context quote:

"He's not like The Wiggles. The Wiggles are the worst offenders."

Direct download: 2011.06.09_WandL_046_-_Mike_Lebovitz.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:25pm PDT

Episode 045 - Gnatatouille

Comedians Kenny DeForest, Joe McAdam and Hank Thompson do a podcast.

Drunk tweettinnbng, comedian apartment, comedy club climbing, Kenny update, Benny Hill, stink lines, comedy and drinking and the burden of adulthood, free time and day jobs, Evernote, Hank gets ticked off, Gnatatouille, Macho Man pinned forever by death, a very sad nursing home story, compression of morbidity, Joe's worries about cloning, Hank's butt policy, a big tornado kills a bunch of people, audience expectations, comedy and music, Hank's encounters a new nemesis: an intelligent little girl, Apocalypse Hoboken's snappy joke, vegetable-eating tips, FACT CHECK: baldness amongst the races, skin-whitening in India, egg toofs, and more and more for your ears.

out of context quotes:

"What am I? Not a citizen of Rome?"

"Why am I doing this? This is terrible podcasting."

Direct download: 2011.06.01_WandL_045_-_Gnatatouille.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:17am PDT

Episode 044 - Charlie Bury

Comedian and guy Charlie Bury joins Hank and Jeff on the podcast.

Diesel and the Goose and stupid sports radio, Hank the Attack Dog and Jeff the Snoose Packet, Women and Dwarves, Getting the Swagger out: the true crime story: Sundays ARE a thang, Cotter Smith and the Nightcrawler, jovial, an accolade keeps the Charlie away, Hank was Edmund again, Turkish Delight, podcast mania, fat jokes, tit-pinching, Hank stitches together a new joke, audio from the pepper spray incident at Will's North Woods Inn open mic, Hunter Bragadochio host DALAI LAMA OR PORNSTAR!, grooming habits and shower talk, Game of Thrones, Jeff reckons improv is alright.

out of context quotes:

"Theater people are fucking bizarre."

"Where do you go where you see elderly Samoans?"

Direct download: 2011.05.19_WandL_044_-_Charlie_Bury.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:09pm PDT

Episode 043 - Ben Bergman

Comedian Ben Bergman joins Hank and Joe Fernandez on the podcast.

jam causers, getting to know Bergman, Indian chick schtick, swimming, a straw of water almost gets Joe punched in the face by Hank, bullying, violence sucks, gypsy talk, killing your own food, Hank and his dad fight a muskrat, death penalty, assisted suicide, Jaws vs CGI, Ben puts Italians in the past, dating why? purpose of marriage, arguments for god, The Road, bad first date movies, cuddle snacks, Amerigo who?, where not to put hot sauce, the afterlife: what about it?, STORM by Tim Minchin, Catholics come home, celibacy? More like celispicy! Lots of discussion and tons of fun for your ears.

Direct download: 2011.05.14_WandL_043_-_Ben_Bergman.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:48am PDT

Episode 042 - Joe Kwaczala

Comedian Joe Kwaczala joins Hank and Joe on the podcast.

A fun night makes for a bad day, swollen uvula, the f*ck saw guy was on the Late Live Show, too big to bath, live sex demonstration at Northwestern makes national headlines, Hank's id finds it's way home, upside down baby, Joe comes from Pittsburg and Catholics, Notre Dame, M Night Shyamalan gets the business, anime, Hank does a new impression, critical thinking and the bible, church boredom, was Jesus a virgin?, ribs make you sleepy, Joe majored in studio art whatever that is, first-timer friend follies, Joe finds an old banana in his sportcoat, fruits Joe hasn't eaten, My Kid Could Paint That, Hank's Dad Could Paint That, the absurdity of tradition.

out of context quotes:

"Every backyard has hostas."

Direct download: 2011.05.09_WandL_042_-_Joe_Kwaczala.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm PDT

Episode 041 - Thems Fightin' Words

Comedians Bill Cruz and Joe Fernandez join Hank on the podcast.

A busy few weeks, horse whispering, those new Miller Lite commercials, tshirts, Hank has a pregnant pause at the deli counter, the spanking habits of straights and gays, Bill's weekend at Comedy Club on State, tipping the staff, Joe's new job has learned him a lot of facts about Chicago, Kennedy family troubles, A PLAY: starring Joe Fernandez and Bill Cruz written by Hank Thompson, Hank gets pissed off at Joe about the play, late nights in Milwaukee living the dream, Bill almost became a professional air hockey guy (seriously), "gay people" IS funny. And more and more.

out of context quote:

"I don't know why I'm talking about this now."

Direct download: 2011.05.06_WandL_041_-_Thems_Fightin_Words.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:07am PDT

Episode 040 - Springtime Fun with Ricky Gonzalez and Joe McAdam

Comedians Ricky Gonzalez and Joe McAdam join Hank for some some springtime fun on the podcast.

Walker stories, well dogs, do fish grow to the size of the tank? Hank explains, stories from the Oakwood, people's perceptions of standup comedy, heckler moments, Joe and his fiancee have a bad day, emotions of dreams, hotel vomiting, hors d'oeuvres? more like more d'oeuvres!, fat chicks in party hats, butt plug design, Ricky gets into SNUBFest, The Adventures of a Private Dick Named Me, Late Live Show, Ricky went nerd-watching at C2E2, interviewing dumb high school kids, the first time Hank found pleasure in his peepee, gangbangs are community events, Hank does a 5K maybe, getting old: video games or cigarettes?, politician fists, a message for JK Rowling, and more. More more more!

out of context quotes:

"Tiny foods are very deceptive."

"Hornswaggle's pretty sweet."

Direct download: 2011.04.19_WandL_040_-_Spring_Fun_with_Ricky_G_and_Joe_M.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:28pm PDT

Episode 039 - Monte LaMonte

Actor and comedian Monte LaMonte joins Hank and Jeff on the podcast.


Really fun show! Monte’s been performing in Chicago a long time, Monte’s role in Road to Perdition with Jude Law, celebrity bridge burning, how residuals work in commercial acting, the story of Monte’s US Cellular commercial and the aftermath, Jeff’s gross tongue, a beef with Bill Cruz at poker, Monte’s first crush goes downs, Controversy at D&D: a Treasure Chest of Drama: Nerds Being Babies: the Truth Behind the Dungeon, caring is NOT sharing, Essay Fiesta, a drunk couple across the street wets a few knuckles, prostitutes: their roles in our lives and cameras, prostitute prices in Amsterdam, Monte may or may not get back into stand up, Renaissance Fair orgies, wife luck, Monte’s food blog and show, Monte was on an episode of Check Please. And gallons more!

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Direct download: 2011.04.09_WandL_039_-_Monte_LaMonte.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:53am PDT

Episode 038 - Megan Gailey

Comedian Megan Gailey joins Joe and Hank on the podcast.

Our experiences touching fake boobs, is ping pong for poor people?, the Castrati, pornsurfing and how nice the house in porn are, Megan has a thing for people who have a thing for balloons, First Encounters of the Megan Kind, Megan's origins: escaping the clam, reality shows, marrying drivers and other reasons to attend a car race, Joe's upcoming high school reunion, a jet ski explosion, glitter hitler stache, 31/m/chicago cyber?, crypt-keeper tales, Keanu Reeves, drunken Indian stories in Canada, building up a full charge, it's scary getting scared, YFF had a show, Megan doesn't hover and she's peed into a urinal, fashion in the hoodie, Joe reads fan mail defending dickfarter, being single as a performer

out of context quote:

"Hatred is the easy part of being human."

Direct download: 2011.04.02_WandL_038_-_Megan_Gailey.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57am PDT

Episode 037 - Simmons McDavid & Mike Joyce

Comedians Simmons McDavid and Mike Joyce join Hank on the podcast

Mike runs an open mic called Rathskellar, we find out what the hell that is, not Wilford Brimley, tumblr porn, female anatomy, diaries, sinks and butts, performing in front of people you know is... you know..., are comics good at speeches?, Churchill quotes, SCIENCE CORNER with Hank: fat monkeys, Simmons the wizard, running a show talk: an insider's view, Joyce describes how Bootleg Comedy died, Phantom of the Club Owner, Laugh Factory Talk, Zanies and what is clean, should you be drunk during headshots, Joyce finds a relic from the old pizza film days, South Park for the win, quitting drinking, duck hunt, video games vs productivity, damn the HAM, last time we cried, and more! (lots more!)

out of context quote:

"No one can do it but me; I'm like the Biff of that."

Direct download: 2011.03.31_WandL_037_-_Simmons_McDavid__Mike_Joyce.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:41am PDT

Episode 036 - Matt Ruby

New York-based comedian Matt Ruby joins Hank and Joe M on the podcast.

Matt blogs at, new guys!, we shake our heads at handshaking, We're All Friends Here podcast, NY and Chicago- Matt has scene 'em both, soap sliver solutions and Matt's relationship with his father, truth and funnyness, Joe encounters an old man who seems to like him, laid because of comedy maybe?, naming a show, Jewish foodish, break up talk, Hank gives advice to Matt and Joe on the overwhelming terribleness that is going bald, rats love lady cave-holes, Hank fights an Irish Possum, NY stand up comedy rooms, what Matt learned on his trip to Vietnam, Jews: not really into hunting, dizziness is the ultimate gateway drug. And more!

out of context quote:

"This gefilte fish thing, though, this trend has got to go."

Direct download: 2011.03.22_WandL_036_-_Matt_Ruby.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:32am PDT

Comedians Joe Fernandez and Lane 3.14schel help Hank bring things full circle on the podcast.

Lane's hair is its own product, Irish Day and Hank's hatred for stickers, Joe tells a shocking sticker shock story, sandwich sandwhat?, Diane Lane is hot and other women who made it onto a list, hilarious printer story, COBY not SONY, 3.14 song, why people think heckling is okay, Hank's thighs are so sore..., secrets of the inner thigh, technology, Joe's teen improv was a real creepfest not really, wrong way to sext, timid finishing moves, the origins of Dickfarter and Moby Dick.

out of context quotes:

"Who heckles at a book reading?"

"I wouldn't want to chip my tooth on a toe ring."


Direct download: 2011.03.20_WandL_035_-_Full_Circle_with_Joe_F_and_Lane_P.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:30am PDT

Episode 034 - John Roy

Comedian John Roy joins Hank and Jeff on the podcast.

John helps Hank find a new level of failure, developing a set for late night television, CARMONA!!!, club sets, worst open mic in the world, impressions are impressive, Roy's favorite place's to play, stagehaps and mishaps, John Fox was a fox, John tells about life on The Road, pre-show thought process, being grately, people respect comedians way too much!, public speaking fear, John went to Loyola, deleted comics, when to quit? assassin passion, pizza break!, the worst bouncer at the worst bar (Hye Bar), does a comic going on morning radio help move tickets?, the weapons of DOOM, and more.

out of context quote:

"Our listeners should watch that instead of listening to this"


John Roy's website

Direct download: 2011.03.14_WandL_034_-_John_Roy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:40am PDT

Episode 033 - Kenny DeForest

Comedian Kenny DeForest joins Hank and Jeff on the podcast.

Epic show! Drury is a college, red box? more like shit box, Hank invents a new sex position, Kenny's comedy start, noodling, shows in Missouri, Four Loko is mooey loco, measuring time in sets or time, baldness and other hilarious disabilities, another gift?, the what what on comedic confidence, Hank tells of his visit to Narnia, first time on stage, Religion: what's the deal?, another canister of Four Loko, 9/11 arguments, Falling asleep ain't easy for brains, why do women have to be so womenly, mannequins, IO experience, world without women, comic book talk blah blah blah, where we wanna be in 5 years, and a lot of drunken but interesting and hilarious talk about comedy. 2.5 hours. Don't miss a single second!

out of context quotes:

"I would think that having aligators coming after you while you're in quicksand is kinda dangerous."

"The most important thing is, clearly, no one in this room is educated enough on this topic to make any comment on it."

"You're the tallest podcaster in Chicago."

Direct download: 2011.03.06_WandL_033_-_Kenny_DeForest.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:26am PDT

Episode 032 - Brandon Wetherbee

Talk show host and podcaster Brandon Wetherbee joins Hank and Jeff on the podcast.

Brandon runs You Me Them Everybody, his recent move to DC and life there, rubberband cheek wrestler guy?, being hot makes it okay to destroy science, politics personality types, mics Hank lics, Coles is great, Bathroom Divas, stand up don't get no respect, music awareness, no show notes? fo sho, interviewing musicians, Funny People, Brandon went to Catholic school with the sluts, podcast plans and the shame of ambition, Jeff's encounters with the Amish, rubberband guy solve: Captain Lou Albano!, nipsters, talk show talk, a Gervais disagreement, and lots lots lots lots more.

out of context quote:

"Do you guys have family that's older than you?"

Direct download: 2011.03.02_WandL_032_-_Brandon_Wetherbee.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm PDT

Episode 031 - SnowCast-A-Thon 2000 - Joe Fernandez, Brendan McGowan

Comedians Joe Fernandez and Brendan McGowan join Hank on a special Winners and Losers Podcast.

This is part 6 of the SnowCast-A-Thon 2000. Recorded between 5am and 6:30am this is the final segment of the SnowCast, making it a 12-hour marathon show. Joe was a little worn out but still managed to contribute greatly to the discussion. After he departs, Brendan and Hank discuss comedy and other shit with the kind of eloquence and intelligence that defies their drunken and exhausted mental state. Still funny, though. Back to regular shows soon.

Episode 030 - SnowCast-A-Thon 2000 - Part 5 - Liza Treyger, Kenny DeForest

Comedians Liza Treyger and Kenny DeForest join Hank on a special Winners and Losers Podcast.

This is part 5 of the SnowCast-A-Thon 2000. Making their second appearance on the SnowCast are Liza Treyger and Kenny DeForest, adding their unique and funny perspectives between the hours of 3am and 5am. We chat about everything, which is shorthand for saying Hank doesn't have time to listen to the entire 2 hours right now. Whatever we talk about it you can bet it's drunken, hilarious and unprofessional. This is hours 7 or 8 or 9 or something of the SnowCast. Enjoy.

Episode 029 - SnowCast-A-Thon 2000 - Part 4 - Jeff Steinbrunner, Brendan McGowan

Comedians Jeff Steinbrunner and Brendan McGowan join Hank on a special Winners and Losers Podcast.

This is part 4 of the SnowCast-A-Thon 2000. Brendan McGowan steps in for his second shift during the marathon and we welcome Jeff Steinbrunner to the mic. After we spend way too much time arguing about whether or not logic is a good thing we shotgun beers. Tons of other hilarious shit. This is hour 6 or 7 or whatever of the SnowCast-A-Thon. All of us are tall. Listen to it now!

Episode 028 - SnowCast-A-Thon 2000 - Part 3 - Bill Cruz, Ryan Walker

Comedians Bill Cruz and Ryan Walker join Hank on a special Winners and Losers podcast.

This is part 3 of the SnowCast-A-Thon 2000. Ryan Walker gets back on the mic but Bill Cruz steps up in only the way he can. Bill shares red bar roast secrets and then describes the process of how cows are butchered in Colorado. Fascinating stuff. This is hour 5 or 6 in the Snowcast so Hank is starting to get drunk and tired. Tons of laughs. And many more hours to come.

Episode 027 - SnowCast-A-Thon 2000 - Part 2 - Brendan McGowan, Kenny DeForest, Joe McAdam, Ricky Gonzalez

Comedians Brendan McGowan, Kenny DeForest, Joe McAdam, and Ricky Gonzalez join Hank on a special Winners and Losers podcast.

This is part 2 of the SnowCast-A-Thon 2000. The fun sizzles and the beer flows and the snow continues to not melt. In the first half Brendan McGowan and Kenny DeForest are on mic discussing the challenges of being tall and hilarious and in the second half Joe McAdam and Ricky Gonzalez take their turn slinging syllables. Listen in as we discuss every interesting topic known to man.

Episode 026 - SnowCast-A-Thon 2000 - Part 1 - Ryan Walker, Joe Fernandez, Liza Treyger

Comedians Ryan Walker, Joe Fernandez and Liza Treyger join Hank on a special Winners and Losers podcast.


This is part 1 of the SnowCast-A-Thon 2000. Because there's a whole bunch of snow on the ground, we felt it would be wrong to do an ordinary podcast. Instead, we did something sextraordinary-- a marathon podcast lasting close to twelve hours featuring numerous comedians telling stories of survival, beer and comedy. The mics were hot! The furnace was hotter! Too many topics to share. Listen now!

Episode 025 - Clark Jones

Comedian Clark Jones joins Joe McAdam and Hank on the podcast.

headphone-y, Clark's voice on, updates from the Lodge, crowd ethnicity: laughter doesn't have a color (sometimes), pizza's inventors, Zanies, east or west? North!, Clark tweets a mean tweet, Clark was dramatically economical at college, when a comedian becomes a comedian?, Joe brings a bottle of champagne, plussy pleating is for playas, Bernie Mac ain't afraid, a shocking fact about the Tonight Show, defense mechanisms are funny things, The Clark De Triomphe and other amazing puns, comedy talk, white popes be molesting, heaven talk, puppy mills: for or against?, Joe's marriage is blessed or is it?, no time to hate, AND LOTS LOTS MORE:

out of context quote:

"I mean, that's not skinny for a throat."

Direct download: 2011.01.31_WandL_025_-_Clark_Jones.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT

Episode 022 - Lauren Vino

Comedian Lauren Vino joins Jeff and Hank on the podcast.

bathing is for babies and Hank, Lauren's job is more than watching people pee, it's also a cutting above the rest, flacid wee-wees, FACT CHECK: Chinchillas!, fur coats, Vino is your pal, board game sex appeal, dating advice, crying in public, godless and god-ish comedians, Lauren's first few sets, first year doing stand up comedy, mormon makeout, another exciting round of DALAI LAMA OR PORNSTAR, what we love and hate about porno, the ins and outs of porn, does laughter belong in bed?, whiskey dickheads, Super Meat Boy, crying at movies, etc.

out of context quote:

"The biggest inhibitor to getting f*cked on the first date is showing the person who you are."

Direct download: 2011.01.14_WandL_022_-_Lauren_Vino.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:16pm PDT

Episode 021 - Mikey Manker

Comedian Mikey Manker joins Joe and Hank on the podcast.

Mikey's decision to leave Chicago, WW2 history comes alive at the Golden Gate Bridge, Futons, kleenex's and other things Mikey did while in San Francisco, Chinchilla coats actually exist, shotguns and gun talk, Cheesecake Factory is different in Cali, living the pringles lifestyle under the eyes of a vegan, cereal, Mikey's first set in SF and the open mic scene there, screwed up families are good for comedy, buried or cremated: is there a third choice?, Mikey gives Joe a heartpelt gift, Dinner for Sucks, horse weiner health, Oscar predictions not really, Panera, Golden Girls had the wrong name, shots fired at the Lincoln Lodge. AND MORE MORE MORE!

out of context quote:

"Nobody makes bird-related clothes."

Direct download: 2011.01.10_WandL_021_-_Mikey_Manker.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:59am PDT

Episode 020 - Kristy Mangel and Michelle Peterson

RE:COM Magazine's Kristy Mangel and Michelle Peterson join Hank on the podcast.

sick show, all kinds of parties, shaving talk, asthma meds cause yeast infection, stomach escape strategies, plot of Deep Throat & vintage porn, Social Media is Neatia, wistreaming, dead birds story is capturing the imagination of a generation, no 'Dojo' quota, Marc Maron photos well and talks better, Bill Cruz wrote a list of comedians he'd like to damage for life, Natalie Klein or Patsy Jose?, words can be BIG and LONG, storytellers are... what's that word?, peepee and vava talk, Steve Martin ruins snobs' night, AND MORE. LOTS MORE

out of context quote:

"What ethnicity do you think Santa's maid is?"

Direct download: 2011.01.05_WandL_020-_Kristy_Mangel_and_Michelle_Peterson.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:04am PDT