Episode Number: 1092
Episode Guest: Mary Lynn Rajskub
Original Airdate: March 14, 2018
Episode Sponsors: Square Cash, Framebridge, This is War Podcast
Guest Bio: Mary Lynn Rajskub is a stand-up comedian and actress.
Topics Discussed: No one ever spells or says her name correctly; talk about her early days in Los Angeles/show business; her awkwardness; Joe’s return to The Comedy Store; talk about how amazing The Comedy Store is now; Joe’s feud with Carlos Mencia video; Joe’s agent dropped him because of the Mencia fiasco; she went to art school for painting but moved into performance art; Mary Lynn details some of the performance “art” at her school; she did slam poetry; moving from art into stand-up comedy in San Francisco; alt comedy; Upright Citizens Brigade doesn’t pay its performers; comedy saved her as a performer; comedy has allowed Joe to pay attention to people’s reactions; Joe used to have social anxiety before teaching martial arts; there’s no finish line to comedy; Joe talks about a heckler and having to kick her out of The Comedy Store; going on stage with the wrong attitude can affect the performance; Mary Lynn used to date Duncan Trussell; Joe looks like a meathead; “the future is female” slogan; San Francisco comedy club talk; her growing popularity after being on the 24 TV show; she thinks people still see her perform because of her work in movies and TV shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia; comics who don’t do the road; shitty hotel rooms and being uncomfortable on the road; a stranger went to her hotel with a bottle of wine and wanted to meet her; more stories about creepy guys who approach her on the road; Richard Belzer; talk about bombing at The Comedy Store; she has to force herself to do comedy and once almost quit; she would like to do a special; Joe enjoys struggling; Joe is nicer now than he was in the past; (1:00:00) a guy approached her in the women’s bathroom of The Comedy Store; learning how to deal with the audience; she has pets but is allergic to them; strange allergies; what using an epi pen feels like and how it affects the body; norepinephrine; cryotherapy and sauna; the goal of suburban life is to be comfortable; Joe’s podcast with Yoel Romero and Joey Diaz; adversity produces the best combat athletes like Yoel Romero; more talk about comedians and The Comedy Store; sarcasm and sincerity; Mary Lynn talks about explaining Michael Jackson to her son; This is It documentary; Joe explains his Michael Jackson castrato theory; Michael Jackson’s doctor claims he was chemically castrated by his parents; more talk about Michael Jackson’s voice; puberphonia/mutational falsetto; she wanted to protest guns by marching in her neighborhood but ultimately didn’t because she was feeling conflicted; Trump being president will bring good change to the country; Joe talks about mass shooters and psych meds again; experts say there’s little connection between mental health and mass shooters; Abilify is top-selling American drug; Joe continues to rant about guns and mental health; parents allegedly kept children in box for four years; fucked up kids become adults and have fucked up kids of their own; friendship is important; little moments to you can mean a lot to someone; talk about her potential upcoming special; doing a special yourself; doing a special for Netflix; her idea for a 15-minute special; doing late spots at The Comedy Store; coffee talk; doing a sitcom is easy but isn’t fulfilling compared to stand-up; improvising a stand-up comedy set based on audience suggestions; listening to recorded sets; importance of writing; the more time you put into something, the better you will get at it; take small, incremental steps towards a goal; David Goggins; (2:00:00) she worried a lot about doing the improvised stand-up comedy set; Joe talks about the Sober Octobert challenge; hot yoga and exercise talk.
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