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Join host Scott Aukerman ("Comedy Bang! Bang!" on IFC, "Mr. Show") for a weekly podcast that blends conversation and character work from today's funniest comedians. While Scott begins by traditionally interviewing the celebrities, the open-door policy means an assortment of eccentric oddballs can pop by at any moment to chat, compete in games, and engage in comic revelry. With all that, and regular bonus episodes, we bet your favorite part will still be the plugs!
 
Comedian, Actress and Daily Show Correspondent Dulcé Sloan invites special guests to celebrate some of America’s iconic black tv shows, movies, plays and all types of black content that have and continue to shape the world. From 90’s classics like the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Martin, to modern shows like Insecure and Atlanta, Sloan does a deep dive into the show’s origin, classic moments and fun facts that everyone can enjoy.
 
In Newcomers, Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer take a deep dive into cultural staples they haven’t gotten around to just yet. So far, they have covered Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Tyler Perry's body of work. This season, guest co-host Jon Gabrus guides Nicole through their next feat—the Fast & Furious Franchise.
 
Complex’s weekly Pop Culture podcast Watch Less will focus on the world of television and film, highlighting conversations exploring what’s missing from the more mainstream entertainment discussions out there. Featuring an array of interesting guest interviews alongside our staff’s own takes, this show will give you a deeper look into what’s being missed and what should be praised in the world of entertainment.
 
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Actors/producers/podcasters Felicia Day and Janet Varney join Scott to talk about the new season of their podcast Voyage to the Stars, tattoos, and the difference between RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000. Then, magician The Great Magna stops by to talk about his search for a rival. Plus, small business owner Mary Lisa returns to talk about…
 
Dulcé Sloan examines the history of Black hair in the U.S., including the pressure of white beauty standards and white people's cultural appropriation. Originally aired September 2020. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Jinkx is joined by her Drag Race sister Bob The Drag Queen to chat about “We’re Here” on HBO, their acting jobs with famous celebrities, and the important decorum required when helping a queen get into her garments or lifting her during a dance routine. Plus Jinkx gets Bob to share a story about a specific roast performance that involved a lot of p…
 
Lauren and Nicole have covered Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Tyler Perry's body of work. This season, guest co-host Jon Gabrus guides Nicole through their next feat—the Fast & Furious Franchise. Comedian and writer Betsy Sodaro joins them for the first film of the franchise, The Fast and The Furious (2001). Follow Betsy on Instagram and Twi…
 
Roy Wood Jr. is joined by Daily Show writers X Mayo and Ashton Womack for a deeply personal discussion about mental health, the Black church, the Black Lives Matter movement and more. Hear a new episode of Beyond the Scenes every Tuesday wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Trevor investigates the major obstacles Black people face in receiving mental health services, and Roy Wood Jr. comes to Jaboukie Young-White's aid. Originally aired December 2019. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Actress, podcaster, author Casey Wilson (Bitch Sesh, Black Monday) joins Scott to talk about her new book The Wreckage of My Presence, the surprise guest at her wedding, and the feeling of being to a place before in a past life. Then, concerned citizen Eddie Lee Capers stops by to boycott the movie Stillwater. Plus, crisis negotiator Connie Depandi…
 
Jinkx is joined by comedian, host, and actor Joel Creasey to discuss his Australian roots, adventures at fringe festivals, and what it’s like to play a gay stalker on a soap opera. They also talk about Eurovision, cringeworthy corporate gigs, and one infamous night in the VIP section at Mardi Gras when Paula Abdul tried to meet Jinkx. Listen to Hi …
 
Roy Wood Jr. introduces Beyond the Scenes, a weekly podcast in which he gives an inside look at The Daily Show with commentary from producers, writers and his fellow correspondents. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
From 2016, Representative John Lewis weighs in on the Black Lives Matter movement and discusses his experience at Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington in "March: Book Three." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Professional actor Haley Joel Osment joins Scott to talk about his first acting role in a Bigfoot Pizza Hut commercial, The Kominsky Method, and baseball. Then, Mike Ruby the No Stank plumber returns to talk about his new 11 step process. Later, party ambassador JP Fossord stops by to talk about different ways to have fun with honeydew melon. Plus,…
 
LeBron James discusses his plea for social activism at the ESPY Awards and talks about expanding educational resources via the LeBron James Family Foundation. Originally aired August 2016. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Jinkx is joined by Drag Race All Star Monét X Change to discuss what it’s like to be world famous drag queens. They talk about Monét’s talk show, podcasts, and the challenges of eating in a corset. Plus, Monét really takes it there with her celebrity crush answer. Listen to Hi Jinkx Ad-Free AND One Day Early on Forever Dog Plus FOLLOW JINKX Website…
 
From June 2021, Dulcé Sloan and Roy Wood Jr. talk about how Black creators are dealing with having their content co-opted by white people on TikTok, from dance moves to stand-up comedy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Comedian and fashion icon Ziwe joins Scott to talk about her Showtime variety show Ziwe, the evolution of her YouTube/Instagram talk show Baited in which she interviews comedians & celebrities about race, and where she would want to vacation. Then, Scott’s high school basketball coach, Coach Billips stops by to give Scott some notes. Plus, small bu…
 
Jinkx is joined by adult film star and award winning top, Diego Sans to discuss queer identity, sex work, and the transition from living in Brazil to the US. Plus a peak behind the curtain of making porn for a studio versus shooting self-produced content. Have you ever had to bottom for 12 hours and avoid food all day? Listen to Hi Jinkx Ad-Free AN…
 
Roy Wood Jr. attempts to figure out why so many Republicans are adamantly against critical race theory, despite having no understanding of what it is. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Dulcé Sloan digs into the history of July 4th, including Frederick Douglass's callout of its hypocrisy and the racist restrictions put on Black Americans' celebrations after the Civil War. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Comedian and movie star Mike Mitchell (The Doughboys) joins Scott to talk about gun training for his role in the new movie The Tomorrow War, attending the star-studded premiere, and possibly being the next James Bond. Then, Maxwell Keeper aka The Time Keeper returns to share his plan of walking the country to teach people about time. Later, Scott’s…
 
Jinkx is joined by comedian, writer, and iconic gay person, Guy Branum, to talk about the crossover between stand up and drag, being a queer presence in Hollywood, and the perks of ordering food in a writer’s room. Listen to Hi Jinkx Ad-Free AND One Day Early on Forever Dog Plus FOLLOW JINKX Website Instagram Twitter FOLLOW MOM PODCASTS HI JINKX! I…
 
In this June 2021 segment, Lewis Black weighs in on rising calls for 82-year-old Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire while Democrats still maintain tenuous control of the Senate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Comedian extraordinaire Max Silvestri joins Scott knee to knee to talk about the career opportunities he’s turned down since his legendary 10 minute stand-up set in Nebraska. Then, neighbors Burnt Millipede and Joan Pedestrian return to promote the new season of their podcast The Neighborhood Listen. Plus, author/clergy person Bishop R.L. Bakes ret…
 
Jinkx is joined by Australian comedian and Drag Race Down Under permanent judge Rhys Nicholson to talk about queer generational differences, Bette Midler’s status as a drag queen, and open relationships. Plus, Rhys breaks down their very specific porn preferences and why an occasional fumble during sex is a good thing. Listen to Hi Jinkx Ad-Free AN…
 
For this mini-sode sponsored by BetterHelp, Race Chaser's very own Willam and Alaska give us brief history of drag pageants and their importance to the Queer community right in time for Pride! Having a sense of community is so important to your mental health. And if you're looking for another way to support your mental health, why not check out Bet…
 
In this bonus episode of Roy's Job Fair, Roy Wood Jr. talks with Emmy-nominated writer Josh Johnson about his new comedy special and the time a restaurant he worked at burned to the ground in the middle of a shift. Roy also talks with a marketing rep for drug companies, who explains how Viagra and the COVID-19 vaccines are marketed to people, and m…
 
Demi Adejuyigbe is back to help Lauren and Nicole finish out their Tyler Perry season with Madea's Farewell Play (2020). Follow Demi on Instagram, and check out The Amber Ruffin Show on Peacock. Like the show? Rate Newcomers 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts and let us know what franchise they should check out next. Advertise on Newcomers via Gumball.fm Se…
 
From June 2021, right-wing pundits denounce a relief bill for farmers of color, and Trevor unpacks the history of land inequity and racial discrimination faced by Black farmers in the U.S. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Arsenio Hall interviews Trevor about becoming the host of The Daily Show, why he encourages his team to broach tough subjects and why growing his hair during the pandemic was liberating. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
The newly married Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger join Scott to talk about their new podcast Did You Get My Text? and how they fell in love over text. Then, inventor Henry Heimlich returns to talk about maneuvers to counteract common ways to die. Plus, spokesperson Little Debbie stops by to talk about some new products.…
 
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