5/13/19

R&J #422 – Dress Stress

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Joe, the consummate professional broadcaster, eats Chinese food on the air. The final arrangements for the trip/wedding don’t really worry Joe. Rob has car trouble and can’t seem to get out of his own correcting the problem. Rob and Joe both have to complete a quiz on harassment in the workplace for the radio station. They wonder how Gramps would fare in today’s environment, and role play a job interview with Joe as his father. Joe and Katie are receiving wedding gifts from listeners after mentioning their registry on the show. Always looking to improve his tanning bed results, Joe tries something new and it affects more than his pigment. Rob reunites with his old friend Tommy Davidson and the legend of their history on the road together has grown tall. Robby has more questions for Katie about the dress code in Mexico while, meanwhile she’s creating a list in her head of all the things that could possibly go wrong. Rob and Joe make an announcement regarding a return to Vegas this Fall.

Aired Live Monday, May 13th at 7:30PM

5/6/19

R&J #421 – Mexican Dolphins

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It took Joe many years to master the tanning bed all-over tan, but he has it down to a science just in time for the trip to Mexico. Rob gets booked to co-host the morning show when Joe doesn’t respond quickly enough. Still Rob’s lean gig calendar, and anticipated lack of income, are weighing heavily on his mind. Returning to teaching is not a viable option for Rob now, and Joe believes the driver education industry is nonsense. Rob unintentionally insults several audience members at the same stand-up show. Joe misses out on a social event because of a scheduling conflict and a hammered neighbor. A Die Laughing colleague is doing community theater. Joe and Katie attend the play to show support, but don’t think much of the playwright. Marcus, an expert in this area, lends insight and defends the piece. Rob and Joe wonder about the Vegas odds for who will ultimately sit on The Iron Throne. Joe returns for another appearance on Tommy’s Laughfinder podcast. Joe’s neighbors have a daughter with a familiar name and a fun wedding gift for the soon-to-be bride and groom. Rob, once again confused about wedding etiquette, is introduced to Joe and Katie’s gift registry.

Aired Live Monday, May 6th at 7:30PM

4/29/19

R&J #419 – Blunt Questions

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Rob visits the eye doctor for maybe the first time ever. Robby can’t wait to make fun of Joe about an accident he had while shopping for shoes. Katie’s bachelorette party happened over the weekend and one of the invited didn’t look very tacky. An interesting night at a friend’s 30th birthday party reveals the newest target of Joe’s special brand of combined ridicule and fascination. A murder mystery over the weekend was a home run performance for an interesting audience at an unusual venue. Robby once again gets called out for his music selections at the show. Rob inquires as to Joe’s plan for tanning pre-wedding and drinking at the resort. After being challenged in the chat room, Joe re-tells the story of the “fantasy football expert” from the podcast’s early days. Joe has an encounter with some very lazy people using the electric scooters at Wal Mart. Rob meets a super helpful cashier at the Harris Teeter who he believes might be making the other shoppers think he has special needs.

Aired Live Monday, April 29th at 7:30PM

4/22/19

R&J #418 – Tacky Tourist

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There is no Gramps story this week, but Joe shares a conversation he had with his father on the topic. Rob and Joe speculate on who will have the most sex in Mexico. There is a lot of debate over the next murder mystery theme, and Rob reviews some of the ideas. Katie’s bachelorette party has a theme that might prevent the ladies from looking their best. Tommy Sinbazo takes extraordinary measure to prevent himself from needing to leave the theater during the new Avengers sequel. Joe is covering the NFL draft for the radio station, so Rob tests his knowledge to see if he is ready for the broadcast.

Aired Live Monday, April 22nd at 7:30PM

4/15/19

R&J #416 – Counting Teeth

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Rob follows-up with his fan (the musician) in Virginia Beach. The now infamous Gramps story from episode 410 continues. Joe is alienating his neighbors. Katie has a harrowing incident on the highway, but many men jumped to her aid. Standing-in playing Rob’s part in a show, Joe decided to adopt one of his vices as well. Rob performs at the Improv for a VIP’s birthday party which included one interesting performer doing a guest set. Joe misses a benefit for an organization that hits close to home (literally and figuratively) so that he can watch Game of Thrones. Joe doesn’t understand all the fuss over Tiger Wood’s comeback. Rob’s not been feeling well for several days, and he discovers the issue is with his teeth. Marcus has sad news.

Aired Live Monday, April 15th at 7:30PM

4/8/19

R&J #415 – Crush

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Rob is recovering from an illness probably caused by his heavy travel schedule. Joe is getting a lot of attention by bashing the Orioles’ first baseman on Twitter. Joe had to pay a lot of money to the IRS. Rob thinks he’s recording a great set on his phone, but someone called and totally botched it for him. Joe meets an acupuncturist with a fascinating story about treating a patient with plantar fasciitis. Following-up on last week’s show, Rob wonders what Tommy and Erik might have done if they were left alone in Joe’s room in Atlantic City. Rob and Joe share their thoughts on Jeremy Woodworth’s best actor award acceptance speech. Rob emceed for Louis CK over the weekend and returns to tell the tale. Joe reports on the baseball game as it occurs during the show and an historic record low. Rob helps a musician fulfill a life-long dream. Robby and Joe’s uncle has plans to further his literary career. Rob is a judge for the VA Beach FunnyBone’s Clash of the Comics. Restivo is being given a huge platform to prove himself as an entertainer.

Aired Live Monday, April 8th at 7:30PM

4/1/19

R&J #414 – The Big Sleep

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Maybe a wedding and definitely a funeral. Joe and Katie are covering for Rob’s absence, but that just means, you get some fun inside the world of Mr. & Future Mrs. Robinson. What will Katie take Joe to task for on this episode? Behavior? Habits? Lack of nookie? You have to listen to find out. How far would you go with your loved ones ashes? Erik Woodworth is on the phone to discuss why he did a personal thing in the shower. Get your invite to the bachelorette party. 

Recorded Monday, April 1st at 7:45PM

3/25/19

R&J #413 – Fabled Fold

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Rob and Joe return from the bachelor weekend and some may not have recovered yet. Joe has gotten very little sleep since Friday, but it was Rob who was the first of many to learn that you shouldn’t gamble when you are tired. There’s a lot of money riding on Ohio State, but Katie’s father eclipses the game with his own free throw demonstration. Not everyone appreciates the murder mystery troupes cruel way of playing Quiplash. Being influenced by others, Joe makes the first of many gambling errors betting on the Maryland/LSU game. Rob on the other hand finally wins when he decides to ignore a suggested parlay. Joe becomes the talk of the poker room by making two critical errors at the table. Meanwhile someone calls Justin’s bluff, but not in a card game. Many legendary stories were repeated over the weekend, Rob highlights one. Former landlord Dave contends with an elevator and a woman with an interesting career. Joe has an awkward moment with one of the hotel staff. Rob’s sleep is disturbed by people trying to get into his room. Later he offers a beer to a stranger and immediately realizes this was a mistake. Katie is going to a housewarming party and is on the fence about whether or not she wants Joe to accompany her.

Aired Live Monday, March 25th at 7:45PM