The podcast's back, and it's bleaker than ever! In this episode, Matt makes fun of Kevin for falling asleep at "work", which naturally launches the two into a discussion about participating in psychological studies and Kid Rock. Then, the very funny Megan Rice returns to the show after a long absence to chat with the boys about her coast-to-coast podcast, what she learned after farming for one week, and the pros and cons of professional massages. Plus, sports commentator Jeff SportSewing stops by the studio to offer up varying perspectives on the hottest sports news on the streets, ranging from the Mayweather v. McGregor battle to Ty Cobb's supposed legendary racism! All the current events!
Matt and Kevin are back for another week of audio-hijinks! In this episode, Matt gives Kevin a lil' taste of his Casper the Friendly Ghost fan-fiction, and Kevin tells Matt all about his recent experience at an anime convention after party. Then, the guys welcome two very funny comedians to the show, Anna Valenzuela and Keith Carey, to chat about stuff that women aren't allowed to like, their experiences with the popular LA comedy show Roast Battle, and the awkward nature of being extremely mean to your friends on TV. Plus, a free spirit named Bethany stops by to tell the guys about her recent trip to rehab and introduce them to her new boyfriend, freshly conjured from another dimension, Carnok the Bloodfeaster! Will the hosts be forced to slay a guest? Listen to find out!
Matt and Kevin return to practice some of their "kind of, maybe" form of improv while covering the topics of promethazine and colloquial phrases. Then, the very funny Simon Gibson stops by the studio for the first time to chat with the boys about a recent Tinder mystery, growing up in the diverse landscape of Portland, and how he outgrew his affinity for bad, angry music. Then, previously unrecorded freestyle poet Peebo "Adam" Marmoux joins the podcast to talk about his uncommon poetic tendencies, the pros and cons of being such a sporadic wordsmith, and to drop some spontaneous stanzas in what can only be described as the highest of art segments to ever be recorded for Bleak in Review!
Holy exhaustion, Bleakman! Matt and Kevin return with vaguely scrambled brains to chat it up about Kevin's recent duties as a good son, and Matt teases a bit of new info about the podcast's analytics. Then, their old comedy pal Whitney Melton stops by to sample some chocolate wine, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of malt liquor bottles, and tell the good people all about his new puppy. Plus, Kevin's mom and girlfriend both show up to trash his puns and make him feel right at home in a very silly installment of the podcast!
Matt and Kevin return to the internet airwaves with some hot stories about Kevin's recent trip to Florida, which leads to a conversation about forcing political opinions into conversation and Matt's fun Kevin-less week. Then, comedian slash Lady of the Theater Elise Golgowski joins the show to defend her home state, as well as discuss editing other people's comedy specials professionally and how many two page scripts she's neglecting by being on the show. Then, Puppyford the Dog follows Kevin into the studio to bark it up about working with Elise in the post-production industry, but Matt and Kevin soon realize that they may have met this dog before. NO SPOILERS, JUST A PODCAST DESCRIPTION!
Bleak in Review returns for another week! In this episode, Matt and Kevin talk about Matt's conversational aspergers and the heated Family Circus v. Mark Trail debate. Then, comedian Justin Williams stops by the show to chat with the guys about his favorite Garfield comics, accidentally stealing material in stand up, and the now-ancient Bill Maher controversy. Plus, fitness guru Colby Dynamite stops by to get the guys pumped up, teach them how to work out in any and all spaces imaginable, and reveal some of his verbal tricks to get his muscles ready to lift!
Matt and Kevin are back, and what a time to be back indeed! In this episode, the fellas chat about Matt's recent trip to an art gallery, which prompts a discussion about how they each absorb unconventional art. Then, a GUEST BONANZA begins, starting with everyone's favorite pansexual pick-up artist Heath Barcelona and his top student Randy Rigg, who hop in the studio to update the guys on the spread of the gospel of Total Social Domination. Next, the guys speak with the tormented spirits of John B. Macklemore and John B. Macklemore Again, who discuss their existence within a torturous, timeless loop and the REAL story behind their backyard maze. Finally, Matt and Kevin talk to Otto and Axel, inter-dimensional Nazi tourists, who talk about their vacation to present-world 2017, what life is like in their dimension (hint: a certain World War may have gone another way), and what they plan to do with their remaining time on this Earth!
In this episode, Matt and Kevin welcome very special guest co-host Ryan Pfeiffer to the show to develop a new type of prank show, discuss some various filth (as always), and talk about his upcoming move to Florida, USA. Then, the guys chat it up with returning champion Joe Kaye about creating the perfect podcast haiku, discuss MORE filth, and get into a surprisingly heated debate regarding the magic of Disneyland. Plus, the Queen of England herself stops by the studio once again to dish out some more hot gossip on the royal family, Brexit, and the state of colonial politics!
Matt and Kevin return your ears once more! In this episode, Kevin tells a story about a cosplay comedy set that somewhat missed the mark, and Matt talks about learning to handle a bad set with grace. Then, comedian, filmmaker, and returning champion Thomas (Tom) Young stops by to chat with the guys about finding one's "brand" name, the difficulties of trying to actually write things, and his upcoming project, which is being cobbled together with public domain NASA footage. Then, things get political as the gang meets child journalist Eric Baxter, who tells the guys all about why he got started writing for the school paper, his terrifying time spent overseas, and many other various ups and downs in the world of romance and reporting!
The Bleak Buds are back to chat it up about Matt's new practice of mental health micro-dosing, as well as Kevin's bad trip at a dingy bar. Then, comedian Ron Swallow joins the show to chat about his attempt to buy a comedy club, the strange mentality behind both vision boards and racism, and to share some stories from his tumultuous upbringing. Then, inventor of anti-improv Chad Huntley and his star student Taylor Quick stop by to teach the guys the ways of the "no, but", as well as play some warm up games and do a few scenes featuring existential nightmare!
Matt and Kevin start this episode off with a riveting discussion about Canadian drug runners, video game glitches, and dealing with tragic anniversaries. Then, comedian John-Michael Bond stops by the show to chat with the guys about his least favorite nicknames, his time spent as a dirty audio book producer, and how he learned to stop only listening to sad music. Then, dating and weight-loss experts Aubrey Jacobowitz and Elizabeth Teets join the show to teach the guys their revolutionary techniques, as well as reveal their personal success stories and offer some tips to the masses!
The Bleak Boys are back to chat up a storm about the recent disaster known as Fyre Fest (orchestrated by the one and only Lil' Joe Rawl) as well as differentiating between young ignorance and aged self-absorption. Then, comedians and hosts of the Dateless Losers podcast Atif Myers and Greg Kashmanian join the show to talk about Atif's wonky private parts, the worst things that have ever happened on their podcast, and their varying individual experiences with recording an album. Atif and Greg then have to briefly leave the studio, but are replaced immediately by Prospector Jim and his agent, Isaac Chanukkah, who talk with Matt and Kevin about Jim's interest in acting since moving out west, Isaac's strange booking practices, and, of course, the TV show Entourage!
Bleak is back to give a shout out to a holy cover band, as well as some Kevin stories about North Carolina and some Matt musings about his recent failures and successes. Then, comedian Madison Shepard joins the show to chat with the guys about searching for uncommon voices in comedy, her varying degrees of financial stability since moving to LA, and her new podcast Mixed Up! Plus, Alexandra Jones, daughter of the infamous Alex Jones, stops by to scream at the gang about tax-exempt globalization, talk about her hopes of getting on The Bachelor, and fill the studio with the curious stench of sulfur...
Bleak in Review returns with more hot takes! In this episode, Matt tells Kevin about a particularly enlightening train ride, and Kevin tells Matt about his recent experience with guns in North Carolina. Then, host of the New Mood View show Kathryn Claypool stops by to chat with the guys about varying degrees of marijuana tolerance, her weekly live-stream event (and how much Kevin missed out by not being there), and how all three of them met many years ago in Skid Row. Then, returning fan favorite / noted Kevin Anderson-hater Richard Tracy Morgan joins the 'cast, but he's not alone! Everyone also gets to meet Mr. Morgan's newest client, Sir Ian Rubbish, who tells them all about coming up in the UK punk scene, why it took him so long to get back into making music, and the suspicious political motivations of his work!
Bleak returns to give you a rare mini-interview with Wolfgang the announcer, as well as a less-rare discussion between the hosts about Matt walking a tourist with a bald joke and the concept of breaking away from one's younger self. Then, returning comedian / animator Richard Park joins the fellas to chat about the nature of long term lying, the colorful characters one meets as a background actor, and why he decided to take a break from stand up. Plus, global news correspondent Radostin Zahariev calls in to update the guys on his career pivot, the problem of being confused with the other famous Radostin Zahariev, and to grace the show once again with some folksy humor!
Bleak in Review returns! In this episode, Matt and Kevin struggle against a talk-back mic while Matt talks about an unfortunate partying incident, and Kevin tells Matt about confronting his biggest audience fear during a recent show. Then, comedian, radio personality, and talk-back mic enthusiast Ryan Pfeiffer returns to the show to give a shout out to the fans in Yemen, as well as talk about filth, politics, and America's gig-based culture. Then, resident curmudgeon Daniel Ferrell also returns to the show to dish out some hate about the lack of research in comedy, his neighbor, and hypocritical pronunciations around the world!
Eyyy, The Bleak Boys return over here! In this episode, Kevin apologizes for missing a scheduled appearance due to his trip to the guinea pig farm, and he and Matt discuss their mutual experiences with early internet "shock" content. Then, comedian and musician Rick Wood stops by to give his two cents on porn found in the woods, talk about how his interests in music and comedy led him to Los Angeles, and tell some stories about the worst bar shows he's ever done. Rick also plays a few of his songs, including an insane musical medley that he may or may not have known was recorded!
Matt and Kevin once again appear on the auditory horizon! In this episode, Kevin congratulates Matt on a Tweet, and the two discuss the absurdity of diamonds as well as Kevin's brief run-in with too much marijuana. Then, comedian / LADY OF THE THEATRE Becca Greenberg stops by to chat about the best malls in America, her first gig as a fake archaeologist at a museum, and how her first brush with comedy at a young age lead to a life of chuckles. Then, Hermit the Frog "hops" onto the podcast to talk about his delivery service job, give the inside scoop on his brother's sex life, and discuss the issue of rising above the memes in an anti-frog political climate.
Matt and Kevin return to the internet airwaves with another episode of Bleak in Review! In this installment, Kevin tells Matt about his sleep problems, which launches the two into a discussion about being busy online versus real life. Then, comedian Jonathan David joins the show to chat about finding your voice as a newer comic, the lack of merit in shock-value humor, and how he managed to overcome a dangerous addiction. Plus, news expert Lauren Rantala returns to the show to learn the guys about the new planets, as well as discuss everyone's ideal humanity care-package for extraterrestrial life and erotic her favorite erotic fan-fiction! There may even be some bad improv-singing!
Bleak returns to your ear-holes with a truly giggle-filled installment! In this episode, Matt and Kevin discuss what to do in case one of them goes missing, as well as the aesthetics of a good assassination and a rowdy bar show Kevin did recently. Then, comedian / musician Travis Clark aka Clean Face Clark stops by to pitch his new jingle for Fart Machines, tell a story about scaring the mailman with a gun, and drop some SERIOUS Disneyland knowledge. Then, Professor of Hallucinogenic Studies Harold Boots-Wittifer stops by the show to chat about dank nugs, a field trip to Disneyland Paris, and his hopes and dreams for future psychedelic research. Plus, as an extra special bonus, comedian Joe Kaye stops by with moon fanatic / baker Kenny Boots to chat about Stonehenge, moon conspiracies, and the joy of baking! Also, EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE of the new single from Fart Machines at the end of the podcast!