Kevin Anderson

Comedian, writer, rapper, and good timin' fella.

#101: Endless Boner (w/ Joe Welkie & Lauren Rantala)

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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!


#100: The 100th Episode Guestacular! (w/ Whitney Melton, Vanessa Gritton, Greg Gonzalez, Jorge Riverol, Kevin Noonan, Nadav Fleisher, & Cindy Aravena)

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Holy Bleak, it's the 100th episode!  In this overbooked episode, Matt and Kevin sit down with guest cohost Whitney Melton to discuss the rise of the Bleak empire over the last 100 episodes, as well as the coming technological singularity and the disgusting chocolate wine that Whitney once again brought to the studio.  Then, a parade's worth of friends stops by: comedians Vanessa Gritton and Greg Gonzalez play a fun game from Vanessa's childhood, Richard Tracy Morgan phones in from a very scary location, Mexican tribute-comedian Gilberto Gohttfrido tells some probably offensive jokes, butler Archibald Fontaine hints at the demise of Kevin and Matt once more, and (hot celebrity name drop) Ursula the Sea Witch stops by to read some scenes from her new pilot.  Huzzah!

#099: Fear & Footwashing (w/ Andrew Polk & John-Michael Bond)

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The Bleak Boys celebrate their 2 year anniversary by recording particularly early in the day!  They spin some yarns about the last 730 days of recording together, as well as chat about Matt's overwhelming workload and how Kevin saw the band Fastball play in a living room.  Then, the fellas invite comedian Andrew Polk onto the show to partake in some verbal goofs about a men vs. women comedy show he participated in, not getting the "sex talk" from his parents at a young age, and a dangerous situation that forced him to leave his last job.  Plus, Youth Pastor Roger Hawkins stops by to preach the good word, tell the boys about his methods of reaching young people, and the nature of his rather intense relationship with his wife!

#098: Ride the Train, Have Fun! (w/ Evan Kessler & Phil Gould)

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Bleak in Review returns with some hot chatter from Matt and Kevin about Kevin's new jacket, Matt's broken car, and the possibility of a hat-related story!  Then, the boys have a chat with returning fan favorite Evan Kessler about his recent trip to New York, whether or not kids would find Monty Python funny anymore, and some hot Waffle House current events!  Plus, quirky barker from Universal Studios: Hollywood, Patroclus "Pete" Jackson stops by the studio to promote some upcoming live shows at the theme park, reveal a traumatic head injury, and insist upon a good time for all.  HAVE FUN!


#097: The Good Ghostses (w/ Josh Greenberg & Olivia Haidar)

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In this episode of Bleak in Review, Matt and Kevin get down on some good ol' fashioned grammar talk before Matt drops some hot celebrity gossip and Kevin reveals a deep seated fear.  Then, comedian / TV writer extraordinaire Josh Greenberg joins the 'cast to chat with the boys about his big break writing for Coaches, some of his most ominous experiences with bullies, and taking to the skies in a biplane!  These three also get into some current events regarding famed international diplomat Dennis Rodman.  Plus, controversial children's book author Timothy Tallorico stops by the promote his new book, explain why some people are taking issue with the messages contained within, and vaguely endorse genocide!

#096: Matt and Kevin's Excellent Adventure

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Matt and Kevin return for an extended one on one episode of Bleak in Review!  The boys recount their recent road trip to Arizona with stories of their triumphs, failures, and the various strange folk they encountered!  They also unintentionally disprove the myth of reverse-racism.  Plus, they talk a little bit about the giant LA fires they encountered upon returning to their city and the president's terrible handling of Hurricane Harvey.  Get ready for an extended dose of the Bleak Boys!

#095: Marlin Waves (w/ Sean Hyatt, Ryan O'Toole, & Tommy Bowe)

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The Bleak Boys return to your earholes with an exciting new ad-read for a totally real sponsor, as well as chatter about Matt's stand-up revelations and Kevin's fear of crowded bars.  Then, the guys invite comedian Sean Hyatt onto the show to discuss the revolution of ASMR videos, their favorite crimes that they've all witnessed, and the nature of sketchy ice cream trucks.  Plus, returning guest / social media manager for Bleak in Review Trent Larson stops by along with big-shot Hollywood producer Jet Karmolomew to update the guys on what he's been up to before the two launch into a full-scale redesign of the podcast!  Is there a shocking revelation about Trent's past in this episode?  TUNE IN TO FIND OUT!

#094: General Hate (w/ Ian Russo & Radostin Zahariev)

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Matt and Kevin return once again to rock the podcasting world with fascinating chatter about the burden of small talk, info-porn, and good ol' American hate groups.  Then, comedian and noteworthy background actor Ian Russo joins the boys on the cast to chat it up about some of his best and worst gigs, the illusion that people can make it in Hollywood, and the trickery of the "bringer" show.  Plus, trusty Bulgarian news correspondent Radostin Zahariev conferences in with the guys to nerd out over Ian's acting resume, explain why his press license had been revoked, and tell the guys all about his new, suspicious career in Canada!

#093: Love in the Time of Heartworm (w/ Ken Cosby & Brian Cox)

Welcome back to Dogthrob in Review!  In this episode, Matt and Kevin give a shout out to a very special ex-listener, Kevin talks about a show where he performed for a weird bus of children, and Matt goes HARD on the alt-right.  Then, comedian / man of the theater Ken Cosby drops by the studio to talk with the guys about hacky "My Wife" comedians, sex positivity in comedy, and how the black community might be able to solve the neo-nazi crisis.  Plus, 2017 Beer Pong Championships: Furry Division winner Chad Dogthrob joins the show to teach the guys about separating his specific animal preferences from his family name, tell the origin story of his sexual awakening, and maybe learn a thing or two about himself along the way!

#092: Almost Fascinating! (w/ Jessica Singer & Alex Mandelberg)

The Bleak Boys return hot on the heels of recording someone else's podcast to bring you another one of theirs!  In this episode, Matt and Kevin lament in their mutual exhaustion, Kevin tells a story about how he failed to thwart a robbery, and Matt reveals why he's bad at job interviews.  Then, comedian Jessica Singer returns to the podcast to catch up with the guys about her employment situation since Kevin got her fired, her recent trip to Washington with a new BF, and all things Wahlberg!  Plus, infamous rabbi / magician Rabbi Magic Things stops by the studio to talk about his peculiar double-threat profession, a medical anomaly that occurred during his youth in Russia, and explains some of his classic drunken Jewish magic tricks!

#091: The Moose Butler (w/ Katrina Davis & Nadav Fleisher)

Matt and Kevin return for another "talkie"!  In this episode, the guys chat it up about a confusing Facebook review, Matt's recent good spirits, and a mutual friend who decided to eat a hat.  Then, comedian Katrina Davis stops by to riff with the gang about the world's actual best Uber driver, Jacksonville's interesting pastimes, and the varying degrees of dumb sexism within stand up comedy.  Plus, Matt and Kevin get a surprise visit from their families' joint butler, Archibald Fontaine!  Archie delivers some terrible news to the guys regarding a train "accident," waxes nostalgically on his extremely odd history as a butler, and brews some curious tea.  Intrigue abound!

#090: Give Peas a Chance (w/ Greg Gonzalez & Theo Manhattan)

Matt and Kevin open this week's episode by discussing Kevin's long lost twin, a shitty set Matt had, and Kevin's pleasant encounter with a grizzled barfly. Then, comedian / co-host of the LA Meekly podcast Greg Gonzalez stops by to chat with the guys about moving out of town to attend online college, the ups and downs of doing a live podcast, and some of his favorite LA facts! Plus, the boys get an extra special treat as famed musician John Lennon hops into the studio to dish about the afterlife he experienced after being assassinated, how he spends his days since being reincarnated as a carrot, and to bust out his SOLID Yoko impression. Peas and love!

#089: Base-Hit Racists (w/ Megan Rice & Jeff Sewing)

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!

#088: Angels in the Cornhole (w/ Anna Valenzuela & Keith Carey)

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!

#087: Insane Clown Poetry (w/ Simon Gibson & Adam Allgood)

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!

#086: Air Dank Bud (w/ Whitney Melton)

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!

#085: All Dogs Go to Kevin (w/ Elise Golgowski & Jorge Riverol)

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!

#084: Survival of the Swole (w/ Justin Williams & Stuart Thompson)

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!

#083: A Kavalcade of Kooks (w/ John Fahy & Aaron Pita)

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!

#082: Dueling Bollocks (w/ Ryan Pfeiffer, Joe Kaye, & Sameer Suri)

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!