Rob is back to doing the show from home like the old days. There is a lot of concern about the economy from Rob and Joe, especially the future of the comedy clubs. Rob does however have his new comedy project poised to drop in a day or two. Robby and Joe have witnessed some people not really taking the preventative measures they should be. Rob wonders how Joe would have handled his wedding plans if the world had been like this a year ago. Gramps has a new sponsor. While his “friend” is harassing Rob through Facebook, Restivo is now identifying himself as only half-white. Both hosts are enjoying the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King”, so Rob poses a hypothetical about owning a deadly beast. Rob and Joe have been watching horror movies.
Aired Live Monday, March 23rd at 6:00PM
Rob, Joe and Robby compare notes on how they are dealing with work and personal contact with others. When Joe puts his foot in his mouth again, as he is known to do often, Katie coins a new term for this habit of his. Rob and Joe talk about the results of the Quiplash tournament. Rob is looking for a way to capitalize on people staying indoors with nothing to do. Jeremy Woodworth encounters a fan while looking for a bargain. Rob and Joe are concerned about how Michael Chamberlin is faring as an entertaining under the current climate. Rob asks for recommendations of shows people would enjoy binging while they’re stuck in the house. Joe defends the HBO documentary series McMillion$, but mainly criticizes J-L Cauvin for not liking it. Robby is finally vindicated when he proves his ability to pick The Bachelor finalists. Joe’s hopes to become friends with a particular NFL player are dashed. It seems that Joe doesn’t really know how to download music.
Aired Live Monday, March 16th at 7:30PM
A pre-show conversation about the greatest male rock vocalists bleeds over when Rob and Joe crack the mics. Joe’s long-awaited return to stand-up was last week, and his take-away is that he could be great again if he was willing to put time into working on some new premises he has. Rob is going to miss the much-anticipated Quiplash tournament that should prove to be an event for the ages. It appears that the Louis CK show Robby attended was being filmed for a future comedy special. Rob had a nightmare experience when he tried to redeem an airline ticket credit from the most popular travel booking website. Rob was nice to his fans in person this past week, but they will discover he was insincere if they listen to how he talks about them on this episode. Rob’s stories from Tampa remind Joe of how he recently hurt a coworker with his joking. A friend reaches out during the show to get Rob’s opinion on a “joke” he’s written. Joe’s youngest son tries his hand at stand-up.
Aired Live Monday, March 10th at 7:30PM
There’s an update to a Gramps story from a previous episode. Joe details how he honored his wife for a milestone birthday. Joe raves about the Eagles concert he attended at Madison Square Garden. Louis CK’s career seems to now be on the upswing since his 2017 controversy. Joe has a rare stand-up appearance in Annapolis just a few days away and he’s wondering if he should take time to prepare. Rob is into a new reality show on Netflix. Joe is into another Netflix show, but he dared to watch ahead without Katie. Rob would like to see the HBO documentary McMillions turned into a scripted drama and asks who might be cast to portray the people involved.
Aired Live Monday, March 2nd at 7:30PM
Rob feels that Presidents’ Day is perhaps the worst holiday, especially among the three-day weekends. Rob and Joe hang out at the neighborhood biker bar before the show. An understaffed comedy club had a major impact on two sold-out murder mystery shows, but among the cast the burden fell primarily on Rob. Some fun at an audience member’s expense causes real problems for one couple. Joe is indignant over some mints and people thinking dinner isn’t the best meal. Justin tries a new bit while doing stand-up that wasn’t necessarily well-received by the audience, but that will be discussed for years to come. Rob and Joe debate a hypothetical about a comedian who has just one killer joke. Joe went to a matinee of Wicked with his father-in-law and was very envious of the production values. Joe has an awkward moment in the tanning room at his gym. Rob caught-up with a certain comedienne at a gig who had some feedback on Gramps’ Facebook comments. Rob thinks J-L is sounding a bit crazy and Joe of course agrees.
Recorded Monday, February 17th at 5:00PM
His dog is overweight and now misbehaving, but only Joe is allowed to say so. While a rehearsal was happening for the murder mystery, Rob had a prior commitment and couldn’t be there to keep everyone on task. Joe has made a lot of plans for the next few weeks and he’s paranoid about catching whatever Katie has. Robby has a hypothetical question for Joe about his duties picking audience members to play roles. Katie has thoughts about the dating pool available to her after Joe’s passing. There may be an update about Restivo’s ban status, but Rob and Joe can never seem to get a straight answer out of him when he’s pressed on the air. Rob attempts to talk about the Best Picture winner while Joe interrogates Chris via text. Joe attends another party where the other guests are all much younger than him, and makes it his mission to not to be left standing alone. Rob is reminded of a interaction he once had with the girl who faked cancer from episode 191. Rob censored one of Gramps’ stories because he thought it might be too politically incorrect for the air.
Aired Live Monday, February 10th at 7:30PM
Rob gets off to a rough start because Joe is correcting him and the chat is trolling him. This leads him to talk about a weird heckle he received over the weekend. Joe hears a comedian saying something very similar to comments he’s made on the show. Rob must sub for a comedy tour who undermined their own club dates. Joe wonders if Rob’s famous friend from Kansas City remembers their previous Super Bowl appearance. Rob and Joe have a new fan after last week’s show. While Joe eavesdrops on a conversation in a restaurant, Katie is stressed that he might blurt out his own thoughts about what the man is saying. On the heels of Sunday’s game, Rob and Joe talk about The Star-Spangled Banner and possible future half-time acts. When Robby points to a possible political statement from the show, Joe goes on a rant about social media. Tawanda celebrates a birthday and Gramps is all over it. Once again Joe, intending to do something nice for Katie, fails because he doesn’t know where he is. Joe has consented to participate in a live event for Erik’s podcast, but isn’t as agreeable on the movie he’s required to watch.
Aired Live Monday, February 3rd at 7:30PM
Oki has released his first podcast all about his phone interview with everyone’s favorite phony millennial. Restivo was appreciative of Rob and Joe’s efforts to help him last week, so they follow-up with a Millstream staffer as well as Chris himself. A conversation about the quality of food at a gentlemen’s club follows. Rob and Joe ponder TMZ’s ability to always be first when it comes to celebrity tragedies. They also get into the social media reaction to the recent shocking news, the comedians who believe it’s a perfect time to make jokes and the relative magnitude of other celebrity deaths. Joe has found himself in a lot of arguments recently and he wonders if it has to do with his own temperment. A country club stand-up show featured the talents of some of the Die Laughing performers, but one comedian in particular stood out.
Aired Live Monday, January 27th at 7:30PM