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Hi, I'm Rick Glassman, and I'm a goofy guy and a cute boy. As a kid, I had debilitating OCD. I still have a lot of “things.” The title of my podcast “Take Your Shoes Off” is a microcosm of my need for control and order in a world that... keeps their shoes on. I created this podcast to showcase a more serious side, as I have conversations with some of the funniest and most interesting people in the world. I’ve learned the language of comedy in an attempt to survive this shoes-on world, so of ...
 
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Todays guest, Monica Padman, is one half of Armchair Expert Podcast with TYSO alum Dax Shepard! she’s an Actress, Producer and former external Hard Drive of Kristen Bell. Monica opens the episode with compliments about TYSO being so “Advanced” in the podcast universe and Rick proceeds to have technical issues…mainly an uncooperative window reflecti…
 
Mark Normand is relieved to get back to the comedy clubs after a year of doing outdoor shows and other compromised sets during the pandemic. But Mark never considered stopping because comedy is something he has to do. Maybe it goes back to growing up feeling like an outsider in his own family of overachievers, or maybe it’s how he coped with childh…
 
Nancy Wilson is one of the world’s great guitarists, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and creator, along with her sister Ann, of one of the great American rock bands, Heart. But after more than 40 years in the business, she’s finally releasing her first solo album. Nancy tells Marc what led up to it, from opening for big rock acts to writing …
 
Today I sit down with Actor/Comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub. We talk about growing up in Detroit, 24, going to Comic Con with Kiefer Sutherland, raising teenagers, running Hollywood, and much more! This episode is also brought to you by SkyLight Frames. Get $10 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go http://www.SkylightFrame.com and enter code…
 
Today I sit down with Actor/Comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub. We talk about growing up in Detroit, 24, going to Comic Con with Kiefer Sutherland, raising teenagers, running Hollywood, and much more! This episode is also brought to you by SkyLight Frames. Get $10 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go http://www.SkylightFrame.com and enter code…
 
Robert Smigel became best known for having a foul-mouthed dog puppet on his hand, but the truth is he’s a defining force in popular comedy for the past 35 years. Robert tells Marc how he was on the path to becoming a dentist until a stand-up comedy competition changed his life. From there it was on to SNL where he forged relationships with people l…
 
Richard Kind knows his face is memorable, but he still thinks he uses it too much. He knows his characters often exude warmth and joy, even though he is personally powered by dread and anxiety. He wants to be more like George Bailey, but worries he’s closer to Willy Loman. Maybe this is why Richard and Marc connect so easily. They also talk about R…
 
On the day this episode is released, John Waters is celebrating his 75th birthday. But he’s still doing the same things that brought him cultural notoriety when he started making movies in the ‘60s: Celebrating filth, fighting censorship, and breaking any rule you can think up. John and Marc talk about those early movies like Pink Flamingos, as wel…
 
Today I sit down with Actor/Comedian Jeremy Piven. We talk about podcasting with Mike Tyson, his Sunday Malibu parties, Tiger Woods, doing blow with Hunter S. Thompson, Entourage, starting stand up, and much more! Jeremy’s film "LAST CALL" is available in select theaters, on digital and on demand today! This episode is also brought to you by SkyLig…
 
Today I sit down with Actor/Comedian Jeremy Piven. We talk about podcasting with Mike Tyson, his Sunday Malibu parties, Tiger Woods, doing blow with Hunter S. Thompson, Entourage, starting stand up, and much more! Jeremy’s film "LAST CALL" is available in select theaters, on digital and on demand today! This episode is also brought to you by SkyLig…
 
Ultimate nice guy Actor Nelson Franklin drops by the balcony this week. They jump right into their first meeting… and why Rick doesn’t remember it. Nelson expresses his appreciation for Rick’s confidence in uncomfortable situations. Nelson discusses being on heavy hitting shows like The Office, Black•ish, Veep, New Girl, and the magic that happens …
 
Tom Jones doesn’t feel like resting on his laurels. He tells Marc there’s one main reason he’s going strong, recording new music and performing live at the age of 80: Because he still has a point to prove. Tom and Marc talk about his big hits like It’s Not Unusual, Delilah, and What’s New Pussycat?, how he learned to belt them out by listening to g…
 
Yo-Yo Ma remembers a moment in his childhood where it all began to make sense. As a seven-year-old prodigy, he was playing cello in front of an audience that included two U.S. Presidents. But it was an act of kindness and respect from the actor Danny Kaye that helped Yo-Yo look at the world in a different way. He also tells Marc how he found the me…
 
Today I sit down with Actor/Comedian Jamie Kennedy. We talk about the movie business, how Malibu’s most wanted was created, stand up vs film, Paris Hilton, NFT’s, and much more! Jamie's film "LAST CALL" is available in select theaters, on digital and on demand today! This episode is brought to you by Liquid IV. Get 25% off when you go to http://www…
 
Today I sit down with Actor/Comedian Jamie Kennedy. We talk about the movie business, how Malibu’s most wanted was created, stand up vs film, Paris Hilton, NFT’s, and much more! Jamie's film "LAST CALL" is available in select theaters, on digital and on demand today! This episode is brought to you by Liquid IV. Get 25% off when you go to http://www…
 
A Supermodel, a Popstar, and a Comedian are sitting in a living room… it's just another Monday and another episode of TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF... With superstar BIG WIG guests Kaia Gerber & Charlotte Lawrence!!! The three sit in the living room (Covid tested) and discuss meeting on the set of NBC’s Undateable… when they were just thirteen and how Charlo…
 
Sally Struthers is thinking a lot about the passage of time these days. For one, this year is the 50th anniversary of All In The Family premiering on CBS. She’s also thinking that so many people she worked with in movies like Five Easy Pieces and The Getaway are no longer with us. And she’s thinking about how all this downtime from the pandemic is …
 
Katey Sagal is known by the public in ways she doesn't see herself. She's known as an actor, but always thought of herself primarily as a singer. She's known as a seminal comedic TV character, even though she didn't think of herself as funny. She's defined by brash, confrontational roles, but sees herself as reserved, even shy. Katey and Marc talk …
 
Today I sit down with writer, professor, and podcaster Daniele Bolelli. We talk about our obsessions with history, General Custard, growing up in Italy, WWII Japan, royal families, and much more! Check out Daniele’s podcast “History on Fire” wherever you get yours. This episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the …
 
Today I sit down with writer, professor, and podcaster Daniele Bolelli. We talk about our obsessions with history, General Custard, growing up in Italy, WWII Japan, royal families, and much more! Check out Daniele’s podcast “History on Fire” wherever you get yours. This episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the …
 
Marc only knew Hunter Biden from what he saw in the news. He never heard him speak, he had no sense of who he really was, and he wasn’t sure he cared much about the troubled son of a President. Then he read Hunter Biden’s book. The sad, tragic, honest, disturbing and concerning story at the heart of the real Hunter Biden made Marc want to talk with…
 
Do we even need to give a description for Adam Ray’s EIGHTH APPEARANCE on TYSO?!?! Well we’re going to try… Adam steps aboard the balcony ready to sing and be sung to. They play some “bit” games and get high as usual whilst discussing Tim Allen, bad impersonations, and why they can’t keep on track. Rick divulges intimates stories from childhood and…
 
Daniel Kaluuya doesn’t want to stop the journey. Getting nominated for Oscars, winning a Golden Globe, hosting Saturday Night Live. These are moments within the journey, but he doesn’t want any of them to feel bigger than the journey itself. Daniel and Marc talk about this life perspective, how he draws a lot of it from his family in London and Uga…
 
Today I sit down with comedian Nate Bargatze. We talk about Nashville, Ted Williams, rewards, golfing, creating bits, drive in shows, and much more! Nate has a new stand up special called “The Greatest Average American” streaming right now on Netflix! Check out Nate’s Podcast “Nateland” wherever you get yours! This episode is also brought to you by…
 
Today I sit down with comedian Nate Bargatze. We talk about Nashville, Ted Williams, rewards, golfing, creating bits, drive in shows, and much more! Nate has a new stand up special called “The Greatest Average American” streaming right now on Netflix! Check out Nate’s Podcast “Nateland” wherever you get yours! This episode is also brought to you by…
 
Writer-director Azazel Jacobs was born into the world of experimental film. But it was a combination of comic books, old radio shows, Mad Magazine and The Clash that helped him develop the sensibility he would later put on screen. Aza tells Marc how his parents passed along a love of art and a compulsion to create, why he believes the name they cho…
 
Want to know what a Rubik's cube, crack-babies, and a jewish pear have in common? They’re all part of this episode with comedian Jamar Neighbors! Rick and Jamar bond over similarities of difficult school days as well as their unique comedy styles. Jamar breaks down his epiphanies in love, his hopes, and his dreams. While Rick assists Jamar with som…
 
Today I sit down outside with comedian Tom Papa. We talk about our childhood homes, Russian bath houses, The Patrice documentary, revolutions, following Jerry Seinfeld, and much more! Tom Papa has a live virtual show on Saturday March 27th at 6PM PT at https://rushtix.com/events/tom-papa/ Check out Tom’s Podcast “Breaking Bread with Tom Papa” where…
 
Today I sit down outside with comedian Tom Papa. We talk about our childhood homes, Russian bath houses, The Patrice documentary, revolutions, following Jerry Seinfeld, and much more! Tom Papa has a live virtual show on Saturday March 27th at 6PM PT at https://rushtix.com/events/tom-papa/ Check out Tom’s Podcast “Breaking Bread with Tom Papa” where…
 
Eddie Huang has been fighting for things his whole life. Whether fighting for respect from a culture that is unwelcoming, or fighting for normalcy amidst a chaotic upbringing, or fighting for approval from his immigrant parents, all his achievements came with a cost. Now, with the first movie he wrote and directed under his belt, Eddie tells Marc w…
 
Ultimate comedian, host, and political correspondent, Hasan "The Hair" Minhaj, takes his shoes off and sits down on THE ACTUAL couch (both Rick and Hasan have been properly tested for COVID) for this week's episode. He steps right into questioning our host about his Hoop Master title (Betty wrote "Hoop Master" hahaha. This is Rick now, proof readin…
 
Christopher Lloyd has a career spanning more than 60 years on stage, TV and film. But Marc was enamored with stories about the first movie Christopher ever made, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Christopher tells Marc about the unique audition process, how they slept overnight in the institution, what it was like working with his idol at the time, …
 
Serj Tankian from System of a Down says he is dedicated to the truth in a very naive way. That basic need to tell the truth and be honest with himself comes through in his art, his activism and his personal life, all of which are depicted in the new documentary Truth to Power. Serj and Marc talk about how so much of Serj’s life has been dedicated t…
 
Today I sit down outside with comedian Rick Glassman. We talk about Kristen Bell doing his podcast, Magic the Gathering, bad neighbors, oversharing, and much more! Check out Ricks Podcast “Take Your Shoes Off” wherever you get our podcasts! This episode is also brought to you by 1-800 Contacts. Let 1-800 Contacts get you the contacts lenses you nee…
 
Today I sit down outside with comedian Rick Glassman. We talk about Kristen Bell doing his podcast, Magic the Gathering, bad neighbors, oversharing, and much more! Check out Ricks Podcast “Take Your Shoes Off” wherever you get our podcasts! This episode is also brought to you by 1-800 Contacts. Let 1-800 Contacts get you the contacts lenses you nee…
 
The guest no-one thought would return… The one, the only, Kristen Bell! She reflects on THAT 100th episode and graciously sits down to discus meeting Rick and how he butted heads with Alpha-Husband Dax Shepard. They unpack Kristen’s support of the “No Kids” movement and privacy for celebrities. Rick opens up about how watching Kristen and Dax’s rel…
 
Laraine Newman titled her memoir May You Live in Interesting Times, a phrase many people believe to be a curse. But Laraine thinks it’s an appropriate framework for her life and career. She tells Marc what it was like to be a part of culture-changing comedy institutions as a founding member of both The Groundlings and Saturday Night Live. They also…
 
Hugh Grant thinks he’s only getting better as an actor now. The work he’s done for the past few years feels real to him, as opposed to felling like he was faking it when he made all those romantic comedies. Hugh and Marc talk about that realization and what happened in his life to make him finally feel less insecure as an actor. They also discuss h…
 
Today I sit down with comedian Brian Regan. We talk about living with OCD, perfecting the joke, favorite tv shows, crane accidents, his new special and much more! Brian’s new stand up special “On The Rocks” is streaming now on Netflix! This episode is also brought to you by Manscaped. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code BERT at http://www.M…
 
Today I sit down with comedian Brian Regan. We talk about living with OCD, perfecting the joke, favorite tv shows, crane accidents, his new special and much more! Brian’s new stand up special “On The Rocks” is streaming now on Netflix! This episode is also brought to you by Manscaped. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code BERT at http://www.M…
 
This weeks guest is a Comedian, Presenter, YouTuber & Entrepreneur... It's David So! Having never met each other, the multi-talented performer steps on the balcony and settles into snapping and goblin poops effortlessly. In their first meeting, the two discuss Jewish Stereotypes, Rick’s relationship with former TYSO guest/ex-gf/Davids co-star, Jack…
 
In order for Eddie Murphy to become “Eddie Murphy” he had to become a comedian. Eddie tells Marc, comic-to-comic, what it was like being a Black teenager on Long Island building a standup act fueled by impressions and inspired by Richard Pryor. And now, with fatherhood at the center of his life, Eddie explains why he wants to bookend his career by …
 
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