The Basement Lounge
The Basement Lounge

Season 2, Episode 34 · 4 months ago

SNL Rejects


Who are some famous actors that never made it on SNL? What did Dane Cook really contribute to comedy? Is Paul Rudd a vampire?

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • Actors who were rejected by Saturday Night Live.
  • How Dane Cook shaped the modern comedy industry.
  • Paul Rudd is forever young.

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...being a writer, because he was writingat the time that conan and farley were there mark marin, wow, jennifer, coolidge yea, where that isoh still, wers, mom yeah. Okay, that's the one thing i jeff ross, whoa, okay, paul sheer! Oh! Oh! I love it. I love his podcastwith man zuge jack macbriar. Oh thirty, rock, okay, kel mitchell! That's a lot here! Youknow it's funny as all these names you're saying with so many of themstill ended up with shit on nbc. I don't know these people when i can orpronounce her name. So what is it i away see other two jorma tacony and akoshaeffer? Oh, the lonely, island coorts, oh okay, it's good! I can shave forsounds familiar yeah day, foley scott thompson, brucemccallum, kevin mcdonald, holy shit, gina davis, gina davis, tried out for snel richardbelzer. I love richard an i love richard belzer, robert townson wow. I can ever pronounce his last name. Robwho bell was it? I can never pohas his last time for oh that guy yeah last carry kenny. I don't know who that is rena na o one star. Oh her yeah she's funny, and that was i mean. There's that'simpressively. That's a big list. That's almost a big talent. I know which kindof i guess kind of makes you go like like what are they looking for yeah?Really because, because because there are, there are sometimes i'll seepeople on there who i don't like and i'll think like man who did they turnaway to give this person a job? Apparently they turned away fuckingkevin heart. He a havin hard, be where it is. If it wasn't for that, you knowwhatt i mean t. I e n, you got him of that type of stuff, too, is like wherejim carryvan, where is that yeah? No, no, no, i mean living colors would putaway jim carey. I mean that's fucking, like he coals, like the kind of stuffthat jim carry like. I did on living color and is able to do you can a guy.He couldn't have done an snl man. What a list jim carry kevin, hard, ginadavis, john goodman man, just great talents out there who didn't quite makethe cut on saturday night live. Are there any that? Maybe we missed thatyou know of you like to tell us about or just what do you think of the listin general? Who are some of those names, you think would have absolutely killedit on saturday night live, let us know, go to our website. Tbl, pod, dot, netand quick. The little blue microphone leave us a voice message and let usknow and hey we'll share it on the show. Next week. It's a double a sword like what couldhave been or like whatever, really, if that person ever gone, that far rightlike what would this have done for their career yeah, so it is fuckingwild to think about. I remember like early two sand, comedy central wasdoing a hundred greatest stand. Ups, it was like it was like a. It was a miniseries. It was like a whole week every day that count down like a hundred andninety or something like that and they showed early and they had a clipse ofthese people too. That, like you, probably can't find on youtube now andit was like early eclipse of carry doing stand up, real leno doing standup and a holy shit they were funny. Yeah carry was fucking. Terry was onfucking, laugh riot. I feel like like a lot of stand. Ups are great actors thatjust i mean i've said for years. I thinkdane coates a better actor than a comedian m and he was great in mrbrookes. Oh, my god, you so good. Mister brooks good luck. Chuck made melap my ass off. I even liked employee of the month play yeah mostly fore deckshepard, but you know he was good in the he played a bit the brother in thesteve correll move. Oh, he was getting that daniel life yeah. He was very goodin that yeah he's a really good at well,...

...then fucking his it's a bit part, but it's reallygood. Is he the one dude in waiting the cook yeah the tattoos and he wasfucking great yeah? Now he's great actor, i mean it's not things not funnycomedian like if you watch it was like his fourth album, i think,is fourth special album and it was just him at the comedy store just doing it. Wasn't him in in a bigarena. It wasn't him at a theater. It was just him at like the store. I justin the main room and just doing like regular traditional stand up, and itwas some of the funniest shit. I've ever heard in my life and his is, ifeel like with dan cook. Is he got so big that, like you got big fast? We gota big fast but like he had to have that like energy, like all that like be likeon all the time, you know what i mean and he just he's the seems like thekind of guy who always has to top the last thing he did yeah and it got tothe point where it just became it became it just became a bit. I feel i do feel bad because hisbrother fucking destroy my god. Yeah is brother fucked him so or holy shit. Well, then, also, you knowhe lost both of his parents in the same year. I didn't know about that yeah hismom, so he did his first big bass square garden. The special the firstone dishes circle and his mom was already sick and i guess they didn'trealize at that point. She had cancer, so his mom died of cancer and then, like sixmonths later, his dad died, and i guess, like him, an his dad in it kind of aweird relationship but like yeah, his lost both of his parents in a year andthen all the shit with his brother goes down. And then i know a couple of years ago.Everybody was giving him shit because, like he was dating a drastically younger woman, which ididn't realize like tin cooks like over fifty yeah, i am but i he's over acertain age yeah i mean he gives a five well because at one point, his onegirlfriend that he had had for like ten years or whatever, like she's on the e,the torgai she's on that and she she's a she's in his vicious circle.Thing like that. I guess like she like tri aft, like american al or some shit,and i guess when she didn't make it like. She like started like just likebashing him saying like i can't get anywhere because he's like, because idated dan cooke i'm getting black listed. It's like he has no pull atamerican idol shut the fuck out for that pull on anything yeah. At thatpoint, dane cook's light had fizzled hard. I was like think it doesn't havepull anywhere, there's a reason that when they do the stand up for cancer,things he's in the back answering phones, not one of the people hostingwe weird thing about him, too, is like he doesn't drink or do drugs, which isyeah, raised super strata, yeah and i think a lot of that's. I mean you growup in boston when he did. If you kind of see a lot of that shit, and so youprobably either follow suit or of waited all togetheryeah, you know yeah well, plus he's he's. You know he's tight with. Youknow gary gulan and bob kelly, and because they were all on that tor gastogether is how i found out about. I mean o. I love tor gas for two reasons:one it's a great comedy: it's a great stand up documentary, but gettingintroduced to robert kelly and gary goldman, especially because gary gelmanwas my favorite out of all of them, because gary gulman's fucking brilliant,because a great joke right, i love- was it two years ago. He was doing thatthing on twitter, like every day he wrote a new writing tip which was fan.I somebodys because the one joke his was it the states joke. Oh the namingof the stage look like years for him, the right that is, i mean because hebecause he was a joker yeah he's the comic at that rakin. Phoenix iswatching on stage doing his own bits and just made them work for you know,set in the fucking es and yeah. Golmann is a writer that that naming the thestate of revati s been. I mean that is one of the funniest most clever like it's one of those. Like you hearthat you hear the topic and you're like holy shit. How did i not think of- andit's so well written, that guy isn't and but he's he's been on, like tamerand holland shit in the last year...

...because, like he like depression, hithim hard and like he's talked about like having met his wife and how muchshe elm with that? And you see a lot of that in in the tourgas m d, because atone point he bails off the tour because it gets to be too much for me. He'sgone for like two or three days before he comes back and you just couldn'tfucking. Take it really yeah, because that's when he was really going througha lot of his shit. It just wasn't really included on the documentarybecause the documentary was about like the show they were doing. Twenty showsand thirty days, yeah and which is insane to even think about, but and so now yeah also that and theywere all like. Fucking college arenas, an shit and it's not only that but likewhat he. What that did for dolman's career kelly's career and j davis. Whowas like the the host opener of all the shows like what that did for him aswell? I mean so yeah. This all comes back to yea dincooks, all right, but, like he's still like he's stilldoing like you know, early slots at the at the at the comedy, store and stufflike it's not like he's selling out theater tours right now. You know i ish.I why i do want to see his new y. I know he's trying to work on an hour anddo a special and i am interested. I see it. I've. Never i've never gotten tosee him personally. I'd love to go at one of my favorite, like halftimespecials, is the original commy central special. I just love that, so it's sofucking fun. It is. I loved that if you bought, if you bought that first albumboth of his his first two albums, both came with dvds yeah and the first onecame with the dvd had his half hour special and then also had the fullunedited hour as well, which again it's just another thirtyminutes at likesome. Not all of it works yeah, because people stillweren't kind of used to him yet at that point, but that half hour is so fucking.So good, oh my when, especially when he you know ends, you know ripping hisripping his pants off and shit, and i just he was one of the very few onesthat, like i feel like he was a comic that peoplestarted. To quote a lot when i was in high, like not just an i like yeah inhigh school. Like i remember one time i was on my first job and the scot wasblatantly ripping off a dang cook bit oh yeah, now, just like you, i e want adate to, and i was like your pressing this lady with a dan cook, but rightnow that was when i, for i started doing stand up the year that, like hereally that the year that what was his second album, never luciancame out. That was when i that was the year i started to do it. I starteddoing stand up and i mean i would go to mike's all the time and people werejust ripping off dan cook bits all the time it was like being back in the swhere everybody would watch. You know, don rickles on the tonight show andthen go through his bit at the bar. The next night and yeah dane cook made stand up ahousehold entertainment again, nobody was nobody was talking about stand ups,any more. No, no, he definitely he brought it to the forefront one. Like imean he did like there's no denying that like when i look at when i look atlike the chain reaction of events of like the last twenty years, you knowkind of in that air of when he was first coming up. Like you look at how louis c k was able to self produce hisspecial and sell it online for five bucks make a million bucks in a weekend.You look at how netflix has an entire, how everybody talks about how netflixis the place to go for comedy, specials and stuff like that? Where comedy central stand up has aextremely popular tick. Tock account posting stand up clips and keep in mind.Comedy central doesn't show stand up anymore, yeah, which is another topicaltogether, because they used to do it every friday night. None of like thestuff i've just mentioned had dane cook not brought stand up back into theforefront again because he would go, he would go host snl. I remember apeople were chanting like let him host snl and he went up and they want itwasn't like he went up and did a monooge. He went up and like did bitsyeah. They gave him a microphone and he... did some new. He did. New jokes islike no other comedian was doing that hosting us, and i like stand up was histhing and he was really riding that hard and keeping the stand upconversation going because it still took several years for there to be anyother comics, because i like we had the blue car comedy tour and stuff aroundat the same time too yeah, but like for people to start actually talking aboutcomedians again. Dan cook was he he brought it back, but then he was alsoit for a while there weren't any other like it. Welike, we had last comic standing and last comic standing, lasted a good longwhile after that, but with the exception but like name,anybody who won last comic stand. Anybody still talking about right nowthat one josh blues pretty much it yeah a d andthat there's kind of a i mean you know, but they mostly talk about him as theguy with treres. That won not the really funny comedian, the one you know, but so i know people live the hat on danecook. I know he's kind of like the nickle back of stand up, but you knowstands fucking funny yeah. If some of it a little outrageous and just kind of weird imean yeah sure, but have you heard my jokes man dane cook? You know say what you want: love them or hatethem. You can't deny the impact he had on comedy, especially for guys in mygeneration who were getting started when we did. What do you guys think?Were you dan cook fan when he was big or you still a dane cook fan like whatare your thoughts and opinions on this and you know where do y? U h! What doyou think about the evolution of dane cook's career? Let us know, go to ourwebsite, tbl pod dot net and hit the little blue microphone and leave us avoice message. Let t know what you think we'll play it on the show nextweek. I ad diately story because i didn't talk on last week's show. So wewent to, we went to a baseball game, went to the charleston river. Do i sawyou post? I fight, which was cool. I mean dragons are better than the biverdogs suck i mean it was they were terrible, but it was cool to go to agame again well we're behind home plate and kind of like a little bit on thefirst first base side and i'm thinking like we're not going to get any fotball.I didn't bring my glove. I was like no every other fucking ball was going overour head, so finally, one of them comes down. Bounces off the railing and landslike right in the aisle next to where we're sitting. So i my eight year oldgrandmother sitting over there trying to get the ball well, there's thisfamily set on the other end of the end of our row. Who've just been dick theentire time, and so, while we're trying to help grandma locate the ball, thisfamily's five year old and runs over goes under my grandma's legs grabs theball and runs back jesus, and i was like i've never hit a kid before. Buti'm going to kick this kid's ass holy shit. His parents are like good for you,son good for you and i'm like your son's going to grow up to notty bussyyeah. So i'm on engage for everything andthat's kind of a that's, really fuck and we all just kind of look becausethere were being they were being dick a whole time. We were there there like. Ithought we were supposed to have the whole row we're like. Well, we havetickets at say otherwise, so go fuck yourself so like they kept likebleeding over into where we were supposed to be sitting and we kepthaving to ask him to move the fuck back down and really yeah, but a fuckingtwap yeah, it's the whole family was a bunch of consent, so when he took theball, i just kind of watched to run back and i was like i'm going to kickthis kit in the face so or it not lout that stading i'm not allowed o thestadium. With that more, they have my picture on a poster at the front gate.I see pedophile mustache, riks, kids, idoesn't i don't like i don't like it yeah. I don't like kids and i reallydon't like that. Fucking kid, that's one of those kids that i hope some dayi see on like america's most wanted, like. I know that kid. He stealsbaseball from old. Ladies fuck back called the baseball murder hurdespeople with that base.

I still listron an old lady. I use itto murder people. I apologize for nothing. I'm sorry thatkid was a dick. What do you guys think should i should i have punched the kidshould i kick the kid in the face. A i'm just kidding, but he seriously like, like. Are those parents just justraising the next like world's biggest dish bag? I don't know what do you guysthink tbl pod dot neck lick? The blue microphone leave me a voice message andlet me know i think, i'm over reacting or not. I'm just saying i love mygrandma all right and i love baseball and i hate that kid, kouna, retired and yeah watch. While heended his show, yeah, not retired, but he's doing a he's, gonna be doing likea variety show or something on hble he's not doing the talk, show thinganymore, but he's going over to chb but yeah. He i watched the last episode. Itwas. It was good jeff fucking jack black mane as he got on it. I was greatbecause they were they were supposed to do like this big hole like like number or something, and then then,when they were doing the rehearse the day before jack black fucking likebroke his foot, so he comes out like on a fucking can because the way thenumber was supposed to he said he said it was really fucked up, because theway the number was supposed to end was he was supposed to fate getting hurtand they were going to have them carted off in an ambulance. It was allsupposed to be staged. Well then, he actually fucking broke his foot andthey're like well. Thank god. We have the ambulance on stand, jesus, but hecame out and he, like he sang the song. I did it my way for counting andfucking. You know fucking kill. He was funny a shit and i saw palads last thegreatest running gag and night, a seith, the tame, my favorite part, like i showed my isaw malista like i was like this- is the greatest running gag like of alltime and she's like at first she's like this is stupid and she's like into itby like the twentieth time, because it's like that's so many years of justlike twenty years they've been doing that gay because it goes all the wayback to when, because it was like the same timebecause for the longest time will arnett jason bateman with alternategoing on conan and roasting each other like talking shit, and it was like thefirst time they did. That. I think was also the same time that paul rudd dropthat out, and i us they did that for aunt man, then fucking avengers and oh,my god. It's yeah, like he's a best running gag. My favorite part, was he'slike okay. I wanted to show you the video of the video. I was gonna pickright and then just the fucking thing animal every time con, as just like. Idon't believe you i do lie. I wonder if, like studios, have gottenpissed off at him about that, i think at first probably, but i thinkbecause it's such a because as it like, they did it for aunt man, but then theydid actually eventually show, and i think because it just builds into paulared star power. At this point, i think they just roll with it. Also like likeit's like again with aunt man, it's disney they're, not hurting for thatlike like whether or not they show a clip on cone, isn't going to hurtnobody rety sure, you'll, see it on everyfucking yeah and everything else he makes is for jud appeta, who couldn'tgive a fox. Now i was so happy. They got him on onelast time and he did that one last time with bill hater on the fucking ting is m. Fuck him love bill, aer, so much he'slosing his mind because he can't believe it's so true. Oh, my yeah, can you imagine like likegetting to go to conan and like not only is it like conan's like in a lastweek or whatever, but, and you get to be there for the final pauli bit paul red is like he just doesn't age, no, the man's avampire his like him, keanu. Definitely... those to those two o fucking onlyoprah ages, jesus christ, yeah yeah, that paul rod like a fucking. What's the movie with the lishsilverstone clueless was on yeah. It was on tv the other day and i'm like he looks exactly the sameyeah. It's weird. I don't think he has kids. No, he has kids o ye is yeah. Wehope you enjoy this week's episode of the basement. Lounge, if you guys wantto know more about the show or get more involved in any way, shape or form hadon over to our website. Tbl pod dot net, that's t b, l, p, o d dot net leave usa rating and review on the reviews, page and cook the little bluemicrophone to send us a voice message. Let us know what you thought of todayshow and share your thoughts on what we talked about, we'll see you guys againand next week for a brand new episode. Every wednesday at am is when they dropuntil then, as always live well rock on take care and baby. I.

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