Matt and Kevin kick off this week's Bleak with chatter of public defecation and haircuts, only to be briefly interrupted by a studio alarm! Then, comedian Chris Chaisson returns to the show to help out with some emergency bonus content and discuss various housing scams that have been perpetuated unto him. Plus, noted puppet Snowflake joins the show to talk about how a violent event from his past thwarted his shot at puppet Hollywood!
Bleak is back in the studio this week with talk of Matt's trip to the great Northwest and Kevin's trip into the world of virtual reality. Then, comedy's own Sporty Spice, Leah Kayajanian, returns to the show to chat with the boys about noisy neighbors, drunken nose injuries, and to participate in everyone's favorite segment "Your Favorite Roller Coaster!" Plus, a new friend of the show by the name of Refund Shark stops by to receive some advice for their terrible financial decisions!
Matt is out of town, but that won't stop Kevin from stumbling solo through a brand new Bleak in Review! In this guerrilla recording, Kevin riffs on the problem with "best of" lists in the comedy scene and invites the listener to play a little game. Then, musician of note Ray Camacho joins the show to chat with Kevin about their shared Thanksgiving experience, declassifying crazy family stories, and the educational origins of Ray's various bands. Plus, pickup artist Quandary stops by to drop some knowledge about "the game" and reveal a suspiciously nomadic lifestyle. Keep an ear out for the debut of the brand new Bleak in Review theme song as well, dear listener!
Happy holidays from Kevin Anderson and Hat Brousseau! In this episode, the boys talk about rowdy bar crowds and Hat's crazy dreams. Then, comedian Alex Caine joins the show for the very first time to dish about being a nanny for a rich child, how to coach kids on rabbit-skinning trauma, and being asked to speak on behalf of the Holocaust at a school. Then, comedian / holiday expert Danielle Soto returns to the pod to deliver a delicious taste test full of holiday treats inspired by the year of 2018!
This week on Bleak, Matt and Kevin reminisce fondly about a doing characters on stage and enjoying the nosebleeds at a hockey game. Then, comedian / former banana slug Jessica Singer stops by the studio to chat with the fellas about her ideal Muppet show, bad trips at forest raves, and the perfect age for a child to start smoking dank. Plus, self-proclaimed douchebag Dicc Picc Danny joins the show to try to explain his upsetting lifestyle and break down the basics behind snappin' pix!
Matt and Kevin return to your earholes this week with talk of bad moods and booker problems. Then, comedian Cindy Aravena returns to the show to chat with the boys about faux deepness, substitute teaching on Halloween, and everyone's favorite memories of the unregulated internet. Plus, "app" developer Mr. Floats stops by on his way to San Diego to pitch some of his tasty creations and discuss the various foodie markets he's itching to corner!
The Bleak Boys get nostalgic this week with their very first clip show! Matt and Kevin kick things off with chatter of a Halloween party attack and a military grade escape room before diving into a full-on remembrance of the 119th episode of Bleak in Review, 8-Ball at Chet's. Plus, Kevin meets with podcast guru Adam Tod Brown in a pleasant field to talk about the Mandela effect pertaining to this episode, and comedian Vanessa Gritton stops by the Bleak studio to discuss how this controversy has had a negative impact on her daily life.
Kevin and Matt welcome loyal Bleaklings to another installment of the podcast with some musings on their favorite world records. Then, comedy writer Ronald Metellus joins the pals to chat about his transition from stand up to writing, pulling a "religious 180", and everyone's least favorite alt-comedy tropes. Plus, baseball boys Thorn Gunslinger and @Tanner3Times stop by the studio to chat about the 2018 World Series and how they use their wildly different skill sets to promote America's favorite past time. This episode is brought to you by How Far Are You From a Boat?, a new podcast from Matt Brousseau!
This week on Bleak, Matt tells Kevin all about his soul-cleansing retreat into the wilderness and Kevin tells Matt about some records he picked up. Then, comedian and first-time guest Mary Jane French stops by to chat with the fellas about homeroom, why she's not an outdoor kid, and her comfort in being a nihilist-adjacent existentialist. Plus, comedian / travel expert Whitney Melton returns to the podcast to pitch his upcoming travelogue show in which he travels to various exotic and possibly hallucinated locations around the world. This episode is brought to you by Crazy Brian's Public Library!
Kevin and Wolfgang kick off this week's Bleak in Review with a deep conversation before Matt jumps in to grill Kevin about his laundry habits and discuss the questionable concept of endless menu items. Then, comedian and friend of the show Evan Kessler stops by to chat with the fellas about death row last meals, exhausting food challenges, and other things that make them all hungry. Luckily, Eatalian chef Francosetti Terminale stops by to promote his curious cookbooks and "dish" about his equally curious restaurant and charity work!
Matt and Kevin kick off Bleaky Friday with discussion of Kevin's work stress and Matt's adventures with live ASMR. Then, comedian Adam Feuerberg returns to the show to name some of his favorite band members, update the guys on the married life, and give out some FREE wedding tips for all potentially betrothed Bleaklings. Plus, a mysterious mechanic from Magnolia Park stops by the studio to update the boys on the state of their cars and make some bold assumptions about their personal lives. This episode is brought to you by Fart-Shui, a new podcast from the twisted minds of Skip Harjopolis and Wendell Jeans!
Matt and Kevin reset the lore of Bleak in Review with talk of cold showers, barrel deaths, and Post Malone! Then, comedian Franklin Yi joins the show to talk about how a pyramid scheme led to his first time using a gun, grand theft at Magic Mountain, and a famously bad LA open mic. Plus, returning foe of the show Richard Tracy Morgan stops by for a very mysterious appearance in which he tells all about his non-canonical resurrection as well as his current "role" in the White House!
Holy three years of Bleak in Review! The boys are back for this landmark episode with talk of Mary Lou Henner and Matt's bad sleeping habits. Then, returning champion Ryan Talmo stops by the talk about his recent journey through comedy and cancer, the right way to enjoy a hot dog, and an awkward road trip to Las Vegas. Plus, the ever-swanky Velvet Tom stops by for a segment of "Ask Velvet Tom," in which listener-submitted questions ranging from personal hygiene to horrifying hypotheticals are addressed! This episode is brought to you by Sam Elliott's Bug Box.
Matt and Kevin bring you a fresh installment of mirth this week with a medical check-up on Matt and Outback Steakhouse memories (not a sponsor). Then, comedian / world traveler Katie Merriam returns to the show to tell the guys about her recent trip to Vietnam, doing stand up in a foreign country, and the first time she realized that adults could be wrong. Plus, comedian Sean White stops by the studio for another installment of Three Sheets to the Wind, in which he tells a horrific pool-based story and rants about the current state of US politics. This episode is brought to you by Big Sal's Marital Aid Thunderdome!
Bleak Week is upon us once again! In this episode, Matt tells a story about a character from his local bar and Kevin recounts his excusion to Joshua Tree. Then, comedian Kirzia Steele joins the show for the first time to chat all about her favorite appetizers and her trend-setting ways, as well as some financial advice for Matt! Plus, comedians Sean Hyatt and Ryan O'Toole return to the show to attempt a hastily cobbled together character segment in which the true nature of their friendship-beef is revealed. This episode is brought to you by EggFace Academy!
Welcome back to another swell Bleak in Review! Matt and Kevin kick this episode off with a rousing discussion about shorts on stage and monsters in comedy. Then, comedian and podcast personality Michael Swaim joins the show to chat with the boys about his manly man's bachelor party, various toe problems, and fond remembrances of the Anarchist's Cookbook. Plus, a top secret operative from the Deep Dish State (code name: YAnon) bursts in and helps fill some time by telling Matt and Kevin all about life in international waters and his neverending hunt for shapeshifting sex criminals!
Matt and Kevin welcome the listener to a brand new Bleak in Review with talk of Kevin's online justice and having to follow a vehicle at a comedy show. Then, comedian Nadav Fleisher returns to the show to lay down some truth about the film Rampage, admit to being negged by a psychology professor, and divulge the terrors of working in a presidential library. Then, news expert Joe Kaye stops by the studio to help catch the guys up on current events, including a story about an opera addict and a scientific breakthrough in the realm of alcoholism!
Bleak in Review comes to you this week with a very spicy installment! Matt and Kevin kick things off with Kevin's informal review of The Meg and an update on Matt's health concerns. Then, comedians / Unpops alumni Vanessa Gritton and Travis Clark return to the show to detail a fascinatingly gross story about a hot and heavy food challenge Travis attempted. Plus, everyone's favorite quiz segment "Last Train to Scoville" finds the friends tasting brutal hot sauces while figuring out their lives according to Buzzfeed. This episode is brought to you by Uncle Billy's Child Farm!
Bleak is back, babayyy! The boys kick off this week's episode with banter about the fall of MoviePass and Kevin’s potential trichotillomania. Then, celestial comedians Lindsay Adams and Aaron Weaver join the show to chat with Matt and Kevin about running a comedy show in a crystal shop, things they wish they knew in high school, and how to properly take Robotussin. Plus, Lindsay and Aaron make a Taco Bell run, allowing Jacqueline, the coolest kid at camp, and Toby Robbins, chill motivational speaker, to stop by, spread some positive vibes, and reveal a handful of troubling truths about Jacqueline's summer camp. This episode is brought to you by I Do Comedy: Comedy Is What I Do streaming now on Comedy Channel!
Bleak is back (to back) once more! This episode begins with Matt and Kevin discussing a weird comedian's views on being a "minority" and dehydration. Then, comedian Justin Williams returns to the show to roast Kevin and discuss his high and low points in Los Angeles leading up to his impending move across the country. Plus, comedian Radostin Zahariev stops by to air some grievances about Bleak's Bulgarian news correspondent of the same name as well as an infamous customer service job. This episode is brought to you by What Is This Thing Called Love!