Matt and Kevin welcome any and all new subscribers to the newest podcast on the Unpopular Opinion network, Bleak in Review! After a brief overview of what the show is, the boys have a rousing discussion about Matt's wacky rideshare experience. Then, comedian Carlos Delgado stops by the studio to chat with the fellas about HIS wacky rideshare experience, winning a comedy contest sponsored by pizza rolls, and the reason for his bicoastal lifestyle. Plus, RuPaul's Drag Race expert Joe Kaye joins the show to talk about the history of the best reality competition show in the world, share some insights into drag culture, and discuss how New York City is truly a dynamic cinematic character!
The Bleak Boys kick off this episode with a riveting discussing of Kevin's dabbling in mean Facebook rap and a classic case of Holocaust denial within the Republican party. Then, comedian / podcast godfather Adam Tod Brown from the Unpopular Opinion network returns to the show alongside comedian / first time guest Chet Wild to chat with the fellas about Chet's terrible introduction to marijuana, share some boozed up anecdotes, and learn what it's like to have a 90's alternative rock band play in one's living room. Plus, professional knock-knock joke teller Phil Gabriel stops by the studio to talk with Matt, Kevin, and Adam about his aggressively long career telling very specific one-liners, explain how he wins an unresponsive crowd back, and accuse a few people of joke-thievery! Also, Chet finds out when this episode drops.
Matt and Kevin begin this jam-packed episode with some lighthearted banter about laundry and sexual assault in comedy. Then, get ready for a whole bunch of guests, dear listener! Starting things off is the return of pansexual pick up artist guru Heath Barcelona and his acolyte Randy Rigg who talk to the boys about the AVNs and their new institute of higher learning. Next, the Bleak Boys meet infamous porn duo Amber Alert and Max Load, who tell them all about their sexy history in the industry. Finally, underground London phenomenon Spitman and his gentleman benefactor Fiverguy stop by to tell Matt and Kevin all about their curiously beautiful business relationship. Plus, these two other weirdos linger about and make things uncomfortable for everyone!
Bleak babes rejoice! Matt and Kevin return to your ears this week with tales of Matt's heckler experience and Kevin's concerns about drinking too much. Then, comedian Sean White joins the boys to chat it up about handling dark material in different rooms, a recent fire that ruined his plans, and his hobby of pulling over to film arrests. Plus, the Bleak Boys' butler Archibald Fontaine returns to the show to dodge a question of a missing fortune, talk about an ill-fated institution he's founded, and get screamed at by Sean about Thanos!
Bleak in Review returns with a thrill and a chill as Matt tells Kevin about a few bar ghosts he encountered, and Kevin tells Matt about being class-shamed by a bathroom. Then, comedian Derrick Lemos sits down with the Bleak Boys to chat about a strange trend in white martyrdom, philosophical dietary dilemmas, and the reason he felt compelled to leave his exotic hometown. Plus, returning guest / Alex Jones' literal hellspawn Alexandra Jones appears in the studio to berate an Amazon Echo, sort of update everyone on her dad's career, and promote her new, alternative "yoga" studio in the center of the Earth!
Turmoil is afoot on this week's Bleak in Review, as Kevin talks about overdosing on caffeine and Matt laments an improvised home invasion. Then, comedian Zach Stein stops by the studio to chat with the guys about the allure of electrocution, share some insane stories about attending an old-timey boarding school, and to discuss the concept of the terrible older brother. Plus, one of The Real Horsewives of the Palisades, Jocelyn LuckyChance, joins the show to talk about her popular reality show, show off some of her plastic surgery, and address some nasty allegations regarding her hoofed husband!
Welcome back to Bleak in Review! Matt and Kevin kick this episode off by contemplating the future of the country and discussing another classic Matt Brousseau Celebrity Encounter. Then, comedian and podcast personality Jeff May FINALLY stops by the studio to get into it with the boys about the double edged sword of male confidence, mommy-bloggin' for Muppets, and their favorite examples of silly deaths! Plus, friend of the show and eyewitness news correspondent Quinoa Washington returns to reveal a drastic career change, hype an upcoming political mixtape, and spit some truth about the behind-the-scenes antics of the US government!
Welcome back to Blibs! Matt and Kevin start the new year off right with a good ol' fashion gab sesh about their respective holiday travels, as well as with the debut of Matt's fantastic new impression! Then, the very funny Travis Clark returns to the show to chat with the guys about his love of Disneyland (again), a mythical shipwreck beast, and his recent travels to the land of nuclear testing and government secrets. Plus, public relations consultant / freelance spokesperson Burt Buckman stops by to tell the gang about his storied career in celebrity chaos control, pitch a new line of power tools, and take credit for some very serious atrocities!
Holy shorter episode, Bleakman! In the midst of their holiday tomfoolery, Matt and Kevin bring you an abridged (and delayed) episode in which they recount some of their highs and lows from the past year with classic Bleak in Review guest Vanessa Gritton, complete with several Top 5 lists, both preconceived and improvised. Happy New Year, Bleakheads!
Matt and Kevin are back with a hot pre-holiday ep! Kevin waxes nostalgically about raving and his recent experience at a podcast festival, and Matt offers up some corrections from previous episodes. Then, comedians Bruce Gray and Bryan Vokey stop by to riff it up with the Bleaksters about their typical holiday activities, their favorite quirky family members, and generally attack each other throughout the show! Plus, strap in dear listener, because two MORE comedians join the show! This time, it's infamous Mormon and/or Christian comedy duo The Boone Cousins, and they tell Matt and Kevin all about their career working the Megachurch circuit, how their aggressive values translate to stage, but mostly talk about their unfortunate cousin Jethro and his many trials and tribulations!
Welcome to a very "shocking" installment of Bleak in Review! In this episode, Kevin is assaulted by faulty headphones while discussing his chore-based anxiety and Matt makes some bold statements about firefighters. Then, comedian Dan D'Aprile joins the show to chat with the fellas about living in a post-grad party house, prideful east coast hatreds, and historical instances of Phillies fans performing violence upon others. Plus, things get medicinal as Dr. Stracey Jenkins MD stops by the studio to tell the boys about her blossoming gynecology practice, threaten to attend one of Dan's standup shows, and pitch some ideas for a reality series based around her "hilariously random" antics!
The Bleak Boys return for another week of hot takes and no brakes! Matt and Kevin kick this episode off by chatting about post-Black Friday parking lot rage and Matt's mildly researched weekly fast. Then, the gang welcomes the very funny 'n talented Emily Maya Mills onto the 'cast to talk about the struggle of finding a "stage name", how she was raised to hate LA, and lay down the wisdom of road dog comics in a segment called Sorta Funny Comedy Shop Talk! Plus, aging British punk rock legend Nigel Bastard from The Bloody Wankers stops by the studio to talk about his curious childhood, his new solo record, and pitch some very exciting money-making opportunities!
Matt and Kitten welcome you to another episode of Bleak in Review! In this hot ep, the hostboys chat about the golden era of novelty gifts as well as their respective holiday trips. Then, edgy comedian extraordinaire Radostin Zahariev returns to the show to dish out some knowledge in a new segment called Five Facts with Raddy, make Kitten feel bad, and engage the group in some therapeutic role playing games. Plus, comedian / acid reflux expert Jorge Riverol stops by to share some intimate (and sometimes sexy) tales of bile and leakage with the gang and give health advice to the potentially afflicted youth out in the world. Drunk episode alert!
After a bit of a holiday delay (holi-delay?), Bleak is back in your earholes with more zany audio antics! Matt and Kevin talk about measuring time via Twitter-foibles, Matt's trip back home (complete with a local history lesson), and Kevin's trip to Las Vegas. Then, comedian / podcaster/ returning pal Cindy Aravena joins the show to share some stories about childhood treats that don't hold up, her own experiences in Las Vegas, a terrible man who attended her stand-up show, and Kevin's attempt at physical humor onstage. Plus, cattle rustler Colt stops by to chat about life on the range and meet up with his new drinking buddy, former-deathmatch-fighter-turned-aspiring-leg-model Gene Pantsman! The goofery is strong with this one, so strap in, dear listener!
Matt and Kevin are back for another janky intro! The boys start this episode off by discussing Matt's awkward moment with a celebrity and Kevin's musings on lobotomy. Then, comedian-actor-ex-Vine star Dave Gregory stops by the studio to talk about how his private parts ended up on a flyer, his triumph over diabetes, and the quasi-myth of the female poot. Plus, returning holiday expert Danielle Soto joins the show once more with a whole new bag of tips for avoiding awkward conversation and familial discontent during Turkey Day festivities!
The Bleaky Blinders are back with a hot new ep! Matt and Kevin kick things off by taking The Truth to task, as well as the uncomfortable nature of "corporate culture." Then, comedians / podcast bros Ed Greer and Ron Swallow join the show to chat about the social progression of comic book writing, the many shapes and forms of misogyny, and their awesome podcast Nerd GOAT! Plus, two lawyers from the firm of Felin & Canin stop by the studio to talk about their different approaches to pet-law, reminisce on some of their most famous cases, and occasionally have accents!
Bleak in Review returns with more audible cornholing! Matt and Kevin discuss Game Four of the World Series (no spoilers), as well as Matt's crippling hangover and Kevin's vastly different experiences at two shows in the same night. Then, comedian, actor, and diehard Astros fan Michael Monsour joins the 'cast to chat with the guys about his recent decision to abstain from alcohol, times when they all got far too high, and to be paid to promote Kevin's open mic. Plus, Hollywood screenwriter Rob Thomas stops by to distance himself from the other Rob Thomases, talk about some of his past and future projects, and verbally antagonize Michael!
The Bleak Boys are back and you know that can never be bad! In this episode, Matt and Kevin reminisce about their trip to Jumbo's Clown Town and Kevin tells a story about a drunken heckler who attempted assault at his open mic. Then, returning champion Hana Michels sits down with the fellas to chat about being a comedian with therapist parents, her new Patreon for terrible men, and one time when a man's anger at her was pitched to Conan for some reason. Plus, alternative insurance salesman Lawrence Phuckman stops by the studio to say nay to conventional insurance, pitch a myriad of very specific policies, and try to get Matt and Kevin to sign a lot of stuff with their blood!
Bleak in Review returns with an embarrassing voicemail from Matt to Kevin, as well as a discussion of Matt's terrible sleep schedule and Kevin's internet outrage. Then, comedian / musician Kyle Chrise stops by to chat about his soon-to-be-released comedy EP "Kyle Chrise is Fake News", his time spent creating said Fake News for a living, and being a musician-zombie in New York for many years. Speaking of music, the world's ___ Rod Stewart impersonator Stod Rewart stops by the studio to chat with the guys about basing his career around a very specific era of Rod Stewart songs, the competitiveness of the musical impersonator scene, and an inappropriate child's costume that was recently taken off the market! Innit?
Matt and Kevin welcome the listener to another 100 episodes of Bleak In Review by chatting it up about blind people who binge content and a truly horrifying week in American news. Then, the guys sit down with comedian / memory maker Joe Welkie to chat about his current health problems, a recent chaotic baseball game they all attended, and, of course, Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room. Plus, expert expert Lauren Rantala returns to the show to get into the optics of some insane news stories with the gang, including a plastic surgery gone horribly wrong, a controversial video game, and dumb stuff about guns!