Matt and Kevin welcome the listener to a very hazy 4/20 edition of Bleak in Review! The boys talk about their recent tandem act on stage and Kevin's experience at a synthwave show. Then, comedian Andy Sell returns to the show to chat about choose-your-own-adventure novels, his inability to handle "upper" marijuana, and where he was at emotionally twenty years ago. Plus, "cannibuseur" Chief Bleezies wanders into the studio to drop several nuggets of stoney wisdom, tear down various establishments, and most importantly, promote weedlife. This episode is brought to you by Puff Pass!
The Bleak Boys return with an update on Matt's crime problems, Kevin's fancy footwear, and Matt's "meh" experience at The Comedy Store. Then, comedian / body double Dillon Peddicord joins the show to chat it up about playing the backside of Zach Galifianakis, why he considers himself poison for blossoming restaurants, and a recent sexual awakening in his life. Plus, returning champion Sean White stops by for a new segment entitled Three Sheets to the Wind, in which everyone gets drunk and Sean rants about everything from news bias to racist comedian Twitter meltdowns. This episode is brought to you by Punk Rock Beers!
Matt and Kevin kick off this week's Bleak by telling tales of parking garage break-ins and ghostly phone calls. Then, comedian Rob Smallwood stops by the studio to chat with the fellas about being bullied by lifeguards, therapeutic fight videos, and meeting a real-life diamond thief. Plus, isolation expert Atif Myers joins the fun and breaks down his curiously frustrating 2018 resolution, compares some dating stats with Rob, and praises his swole legs!
Bleak is back with a hot intro from Kevin and Matt in which they discuss horrible Facebook arguments and the recent American marches. Then, comedian Ethan Stanislawski returns to the show to chat with the guys about east coast shock jocks, their favorite sports riots, and to mourn the loss of Xanga. Plus, Matt gets a surprise when office coordinator Parker Calloway stops by with some very important documents for him to sign!
This week's Bleak begins with an apology to a listener's infant and a remembrance of a few quirky drunks that Matt and Kevin encountered together. Then, comedian Chris Crittenden returns to the show to chat with the boys about open court proceedings in Florida, insane customer service experiences, and expensive Icelanic hotdogs. Plus, music producer and back model Tony Ferrino stops by the studio to talk about meeting Matt in the bathroom and name-drop several clients he's worked with in both of his strangely intertwined careers. This episode is brought to you by Hello Flesh!
Matt and Kevin kick off this week's episode by talking about another instance of someone getting Matt's name wrong and auditioning for children's television. Then, the comedy witches from Unpops' own Brujaja Podcast (Cindy Aravena, Vanessa Gritton, and Anna Valenzuela) join the fellas to chat about triumphs at the 2018 Oscars, black market adoptions, and a cat that ate too many hair ties. Plus, free-spirit Bethany and social justice chola Kry BB return to the show alongside their real estate agent Tiffany Santiago to try to find an affordable house that meets their many curious demands! This episode is brought to you by GhostBriefs.
The Bleak Boys kick this week's episode off with another hot installment of The Corrections Department, as well as some spicy riffs on passport photos. Then, comedian / world traveler Jenn Scott joins the 'cast to chat with the fellas about being airport-famous in Japan, curious items one can find in Japanese porn stores, and the reality of public transit crimes. Then, celestial life coach Jeffrey King stops by the studio to describe his impromptu style of teaching and do some deep dives into everyone's individual emotional turmoil! This episode is brought to you by Doctors' Cigarettes!
Welcome back, Bleaklings! In this episode, Kevin struggles through the intro as he and Matt chat it up about reconnecting friendships and film nerds on first dates. Then, comedian Nat Baimel joins the boys to talk about recording his debut comedy album "Be Nice" (available EVERYWHERE RIGHT NOW!), performing on an Indian reservation, and being hired to be funny in really awkward situations. Then, elderly private detective Alistair Klooman returns to the show to update the fellas on the gumshoeing business, tell the story of a very recent injury he sustained, and not understand several common terms! This episode is brought to you by most cars!
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!