Episode Number: 1126
Episode Guest: Erik Griffin
Original Airdate: June 4, 2018
Episode Sponsors: Omaha Steaks, Squarespace, Cash App
Guest Bio: Erik Griffin is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. His new special AmERIKan Warrior premieres on June 8, 2018 on Showtime, and he can be also be seen in the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here.
Topics Discussed: Android/iPhone cell phone talk; walkie-talkie feature on Apple Watch; Apple’s personalized “memoji” emojis; Android/iPhone talk; Windows phones and computers; Apple computers; learning how to type in school; computers/technology from the past; Joe has a Lenovo ThinkPad P50 laptop; class action lawsuits over Apple keyboards; Justin Bieber; talk about voting; Columbia House; Steven Tyler podcast; does fame make people dicks; Justin Bieber asked Erik to go get him a drink; more Bieber talk; Guatemala volcano eruption; volcanoes in New Zealand; Costa Rica; people retiring in Spain; Erik talks about getting sick in Costa Rica; going on vacation with someone when the relationship is new; Erik listened to an audio book with his girlfriend about communicating with a man; age differences between a couple; Erik talks about starting stand-up comedy; open mic material; finding originality; developing bits and weaving them together; setting up bits to fail to dig yourself out of a hole; working out new bits; no one can tell you how to do stand-up comedy; there’s no genres for stand-up comedy; comics need to be good storytellers; body fat; Erik boxes; female boxers; fighting a girl; Ronda Rousey’s losing fights against Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes; (1:00:00) more Ronda Rousey talk; it’s good to know that anyone can lose; Jon Jones talk; Erik Griffin talks about boxing; doing things for yourself; Joe does things that make him a better person; Erik talks about the clubs he performed at when he started out in comedy; getting passed at The Comedy Store; working clean vs. dirty; earning your spots in clubs; Joey Diaz is too dirty for the Comedy and Magic Club; respecting your peers; being a nice person; Joe thinks there’s no competition between comedians today, Erik disagrees; doing morning radio to promote comedy shows; doing three-night weekends; Joe exercises immediately after arriving at a hotel; jerking off into a sock; sex robots; Ex Machina movie; virtual reality; Joe wants a male sex robot (penisless with sealed mouth and butthole) to practice martial arts with; more Ronda Rousey talk; Bare-Knuckle Boxing event in Wyoming; fighting without gloves vs. fighting with gloves; hitting with elbows/knees/shins; Josh Emmett’s list of injuries after fight with Jeremy Stephens; fighting in your 40s; all sports are hard on the body; Erik thinks athletes should be allowed to take steroids to recover from injuries; Joe doesn’t watch football or basketball; blood in fights; talk about Erik’s new comedy special; comedy specials aren’t special anymore; separating California into three states; California is world’s fifth-largest economy; Joe tells Erik he should start a podcast; no one watches anything live anymore; Erik thinks Netflix will eventually stop releasing full seasons all at once; Stranger Things Netflix series; Netflix (briefly) tops Disney as most valuable entertainment company; talk about shooting multiple shows for a special; Portland, Oregon; Trump people are angry winners; Trump says he has the right to pardon himself; Joe has been called a racist for defending Roseanne; more talk about Roseanne’s show being cancelled; Joe says Roseanne is on a bunch of medications and has mental issues; some want to remove people from society for making a mistake rather than forgiving them; Joe tells stories about people doing weird things when on Ambien; why do people want to end someone’s career for a mistake; (2:00:00) more Roseanne talk; people are scared others will come after them; Garrison Keillor allegations; drunk sex and the Occidental College sexual assault controversy; taking responsibility for your actions; Aziz Ansari allegations; Erik tells a story about an encounter with an aggressive woman; drunk sex; Erik doesn’t drink alcohol and feels weird having sex with a drunk girlfriend; Harvey Weinstein talk; Erik talks about why he doesn’t drink; Erik doesn’t smoke weed either; he thinks he would be crazy if he didn’t have comedy; going to therapy; neither guy has a relationship with their real dad; friends and camaraderie is important; Joe talks about his kids and how much he loves them; Joe talks about a friend who died from drugs; comedy talk; people don’t want to hear opinions that aren’t aligned with theirs; the feeling of a good show; family changes you; Joe says he’s more feminine than he’s ever been due to living in a house full of women; showing affection; Teri Hatcher; complimenting women; physical deterioration; Erik’s diet is bad; struggles with his weight; he was once vegan for a year; Erik did the Master Cleanse; Joe works out twice per day; more talk about weight; food talk; comics need to relieve angst; weed doesn’t make you lazier; LeBron James during NBA Finals; NBA and drug testing; Joe says marijuana enhances playing pool; Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and marijuana; more weed talk; weed doesn’t make people lazy, a lack of work ethic does; Sober Octobert; achieving goals; functional potheads; benefits of marijuana; has anyone bounced back from #MeToo accusations; podcasting is the best format for a conversation or interview; people need to be cool to each other and stop attacking one another; men have forgotten how to be gentlemen.
My Thoughts: I updated this post and changed it from saying that Joey Diaz was banned from performing at The Ice House to the Comedy and Magic Club after Joe’s tweet about it.
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