12/11/17

R&J #335 – Tiny Table

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Rob and Joe are in the same house, but not the same room. The first item has been purchased for the new studio, and there is already controversy. Everyone decides to share whose name they drew in this year’s gift exchange. Rob speculates about the future robot overlords. Joe must quit comedy again, this time because of his minister. Rob wants to include Christmas trivia in an upcoming gig which leads to Joe waxing nostalgic about his childhood and television. Rob had a very different experience growing-up. Joe has another movie recommendation and boasts about interviewing a famous director. SPOILER ALERT: Joe reveals his Christmas gift to Gramps.

Aired Live Monday, December 11th at 7:30PM

12/4/17

R&J #334 – Never Estimated

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Joe demonstrates why the new studio is so sorely needed. Rob shares two Gramps stories to open and close the show, and both are winners. Rob and Joe have a ‘movie corner’ segment and discover that Marcus is the only one excited to see the new Star Wars installment. Rob and Joe tempt fate by calling Chris Restivo again, this time to discuss his clothing line. A pitch to do Secret Santa again the year leads to a revelation that someone didn’t get their gift last Christmas and a confession from Joe.

Aired Live Monday, December 4th at 7:30PM

11/27/17

R&J #333 – FML

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Rob desperately reads a slew of his underperforming tweets. A sad, often-mentioned acquaintance jumps at the chance to go to brunch with a virtual stranger. Rob receives a warning about one of his overseas traveling companions. Rob couldn’t seem to get Joe off the stage at the Thanksgiving stand-up show. Joe is getting stressed out about a lot of things including his rising weight. Then, hamstrung by Gramps’ internet and struggling to maintain his connection, Joe attacks Marcus. The anniversary of Robby’s birth is treated more or less like any other day. Die Laughing Productions may be singing at your house. Gramps spontaneously guests on the show at the request of someone in the chat room.

Aired Live Monday, November 27th at 7:30PM

11/20/17

R&J #332 – Real Black

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Joe questions the way Robby signed an autograph for a fan. Gramps recalls an incident from 40 years ago which begs many questions. An advertising mistake for the most recent mystery show leads to an audience unprepared for what they saw. Joe is stunned when he meets Robby’s much-discussed friend Phil. Marcus gets stopped at the border. Rob spoils the end of a football game while Robby is watching it in delay. A listener reports the conversation on last week’s show to the former show announcer, and Tim is not happy. Gramps gets quizzed to determine how far he would go to share Thanksgiving with his superfan. Things hit a little too close to home for the host of a new podcast chronicling the sitcom ‘Seinfeld’. There is speculation about who might be the next Batman, and Rob and Joe want to give their two cents on each of the rumored actors.

Aired Live Monday, November 20th at 7:30PM

11/13/17

R&J #330 – New Toys

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Rob and Joe have plans for the Patreon proceeds and there is already a tad bit of conflict over it. Rob asks for Robby’s insight on shoplifting in China following the UCLA student arrests. Joe has his own take on Louis CK’s troubles. Rob’s shots at Tom Cruise and Dan Nainan on Twitter don’t bring him the instant fame he was seeking. Tim makes an odd choice revisiting a show for a second time. He also wants comfort and Keno at the bar, and only dudes in Vegas. Eric Woodworth has an uncharacteristically bad idea regarding the murder mystery show. Rob and Joe want to meet Robby’s black friend and urge him to extend the invitation to an upcoming show. Some possible cohosts are suggested as fill-ins while Rob is overseas in January.

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

11/6/17

R&J #329 – Next Stop: Las Vegas!

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Rob is so tired from the trip that he’s drinking coffee at night. This leads to a discussion about Gramps who also loves his coffee in the evening, has a new fan, and doesn’t truly enjoy watching football. Because Rob must open the House of Blues show under less than ideal condition, he skewers Marcus in desperation. Rob is the only one who thinks he was “fashionably late” to the fan meet-and-greet. $600/hour is not enough to get Rob to tell jokes at a party. There are already plans in the works for next year’s TMOS trip. Rob talks about his first New Orleans experience and Joe recalls a story from his own visit a few years earlier. Rob risks his life to find a lost hat. Joe goes to Fells Point in a Halloween costume and feels totally out of place. Justin judges a costume contest at a strip club and things go horribly wrong. Rob and Joe dare to leave their comfort zone for the final Halloween murder mystery show of the year. Marcus buries the hatchet with the Rueters. Rob loses all his chips and mopes off to bed after drinking and playing poker until 4am.

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

10/30/17

R&J #328 – Dramarama

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The Die Laughing crew goes to a karaoke bar after the show, including Robby who is easily coerced into staying up way past his bedtime. The ride to and from the shows can be pretty entertaining (and informative) with a car full of comics. Tommy tells a story about a tragically clumsy ninja and reveals his top three musical acts. Mickey is performing as Richard Pryor for a Halloween show and wonders if he’ll be allowed to transform himself properly to play the part. Joe wonders why his Lyft driver doesn’t have a five-star rating. Joe realizes that Robby’s concerns about the sound booth in Virginia Beach were probably valid. The murder mystery receives a negative review.
Rob is following a news story about a 4-time murderer. Katie’s dad is confused about a feature film now in theaters. Rob is exploring the idea of a Michael Jackson tribute murder mystery, but no jokes of the King of Pop’s underage sleepover friends will be permitted. Eric leaves some artwork behind for the folks at the FunnyBone. Rob is relieved to discover that he probably didn’t piss off his celebrity friend, but Joe is disappointed.

Recorded Monday, October 30th at 6:00PM

10/23/17

R&J #327 – Rob’s Bad Move

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The upcoming New Orleans trip has Rob rather confused regarding Joe’s lack of involvement and the concept of the “meet and greet”. Joe mistakenly thinks that Robby is actually being flexible for a change. The Daily Beast does a new piece about their favorite fake millennial punching-bag. A comedy colleague thinks Rob’s career is going better than it truly is. Joe takes extreme measures in an attempt to prove he’s not a telemarketing scammer. One of Joe’s favorite musical act’s tour won’t be coming to the DC area, so he goes to see the next best thing. Rob makes a big assumption about an invite from one of his celebrity friends. Joe’s son celebrates his 20th birthday at a Die Laughing show. Joe wants to live an HD lifestyle in an RGB home.

Aired Live Monday, October 23rd at 7:30PM