The Basement Lounge
The Basement Lounge

Season 2, Episode 3 · 2 years ago

Among Us & Comedy Festival Nostalgia


What the hell is Among Us? What's it like at a comedy festival? Will movie theaters survive the pandemic?

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • How to play Among Us
  • Their favorite comedy festival memories
  • The movie theater experience

Check out the Among Us video featured during the show:

Watch Mike Shea's vlog from the 2019 Fireworks Comedy Festival:

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A basement loungers. It's Mike again. You guys might remember from last week Mike Wells and I we recorded these episodes the night before the election. We recorded these Monday night, the night before the election. So anything we say referencing the election, what have you. Obviously the information is changed since we record of this, so it might any mention we make might not be totally accurate, but you know, it is what it is. Thank you, guys so much, as always, for hanging out with us and joining us in the conversations and and the talk and just you know, these are the important conversations, the ones that we get to have with people, with friends, just shooting the Shit and and just talking about life, you know, and especially this year with everything going on with covid it's something we don't get to do very oftor anymore. So we're glad you guys are here with us and, as always, if you want to join in the conversation, you can always hit us up on twitter. Follow the show at tbl underscore pod on twitter and instagram. You can follow me on twitter at Michael All Shayse and you can follow Mike Wells on twitter at Mike WTF. Wells and go to our website, Basement Lounge podcom. Check out the cool stuff we got there. That being said, on with the show. It's so fucking just message me some weird wing to Dick pick. No, he didn't really what happened? That would be fucking weird. Okay, so I guess you can customize your a little. Dude. I guess you give him had some shit. It looks like. Okay, okay, see, this guy's plant, this guy's playing as an apostor. So, see, I don't even know. Okay, so you can show you. Okay, so a SABBA. I forgot. See, I don't be able to do this because I'm a male. Sabotage, I think. So, I've never been the fucking amboss. It literally just does the top sabotage and kill everyone, like it's got the objectives and sabbotage and kill everyone. There you are. So you cant see how that vent slit up? Yeah, he's probably gonna kill this motherfucker right here now. We can't kill him, because what does this? Yeah, guys like you see how I like? It lights up. Yeah, that's your linus sight. If can't say anything, Gotcha all they're on to him. They're following them around everywhere. Well, they also have to do the objectives to Oh, okay, Gotcha. Okay, that's what he's okay, trying to get some privacy. Keelas on the computer. Is it mobile? And you might be all playing a computer uper dupe. Come on, kill somebody. I want to watch somebody die. Let's see the green bar up, the green bar up top. Yeah, that's how everybody's doing all their tasks. Okay, so that lets you know, like how much proger. So if all the task get completed before the apostate kills everybody's the games over. Game, you win. Okay, so it's either kill everybody or complete all the objectives. Yes, okay, trying like I was a camera right there. Yeah, there's also cute Carey Confuse Shit. Okay, all,...

...we killed the oxygen. Now he's going to now he's going to see there with one's fucking got him in a half. Yeah, it's great. He's got to go through event, though, I don't think now. But then you can also have an emergency meeting, like in the middle of the thing. Okay, this reminds me of something you would have played on like on new grounds back in like two thousand and eight, I would say. Don't even know what that is, and the new ground says now it was like a look was like a website dedicated to flash content. Ah, sweet, and they had whole whole section of just games and shit that were really fucking good. Actually, he's waiting for people, though. Yeah, how is it s games last so long ass time? That's an eleven minute video. Holy Shit, Jesus Fuck, I keep on watching that shit. That's correct. It's so oh wait, no, I think. I think this is multiple o. This is multiple games. I think. Okay, he's gonna I'll kill that motherfucker. Can't kill that scurity, can right? That can't do that. He's going to kill this dude right here. No or not, I'm completely this guy's Cheez. I killed everybody by now. He's playing the long game. That body discuss eyes. Two people might to drop it out. Yeah, they showed a couple people drop out. Yeah, that discussing. Okay, so is that where the whole like Soandso was sus thing comes from? Yeah, okay, this is us. I was in your shoe. I've yet to be the imposters Piss me off. I'm like, come on, let me just be the impostor, and God's like, Nope, Dud's name is has vote. Seven remaining. Yeah, I like you. Can you start voting people out? So, but you can see how he said here. You want are you can skip your vote too if you're not for sure. So I'm interest. See who votes. What a little show the poll results. Yeah, Steph, you watch it. See how they're going to click out the one, Oh oh, I gets spaced. Yeah, was not the IMPOSTOR, and you start from them. This is one imposter remains. Can there be multiple? Impossible? One? Yeah, I go around as this. I guess it was irritating. Is like to fucking kill somebody, Bro Yeah, camera. Yep, can't do it because the camera, I can't remember how big this. So if you kill somebody in front of the camera to the like, let everybody know. or well, somebody can be watching the camera. Okay, okay, that's my call. Emergency meeting. Okay, they can discuss. They think it might be blue. Okay, I remember. I member you, Mambo the blue. Keep following me. He's playing it really well, because nobody has any of what the fuck is doing. Yeah, Awesomey said a swear. They start out whatever he said. Aussie's being a dicks and everyone's gonna Start Vote Vone or black. Was Yeah, I guess a good news is like he's following somebody in essence. So, yeah, it's kind of helping him get... wrong. Fuck y'all. Hellol ha ha ha ha ha ha. Space die now, right now, was nothing. You get for being an asshole. Man, he gets spaced. It is on. I play this game. It's just fun to play, like she's killed time on. This is gonna this is going to turn into such a time suck for me. Is He gonna kill fucking what's he doing? How? You can ask. I have not honestly, on this part, I'm no idea. What you can do. Maybe view where people are at? I don't know. Looks like it. Yeah, I was gonna wst you guys so well. You gotta wait for your kill thing to charge, I guess now, because it's like a countdown over is killed by now? I did not know that. Maybe you have to be alone with somebody a certain amount of time to kill him. I don't know, to make sense, because you can't like if there's a group, he was going? You're right, winner, winner, emergency meeting. What is going for? What? People are just okay, so two people got voted out. That's what got two people have dropped, two people got killed, and I guess it's not green and he's the one doing ever, ha ha, okay, who is it? What? You are not too white. One hundred percent. What is not a sentence? You are not too white. Huh, why is that even? It's okay, you're not too white. Means everything you thought it would mean. I'm going off on a Tangeler, not me, not me. He convincing everybody. I think he really is. That's impressive. I've yet to see this. This is this is this is somebody who, like in real he's only killed one person. Yeah, and this uses turned everybody against each other. This is genius. This is great. This is how Donald Trump became present. Yeah, this is genius. He's literally he's killed one person, because I seem for like, yeah, people get taken out. He's sabotage two things. I think you sabotage the reactor in the O two. So yeah, I guess he does has toway fifteen seconds. Yeah, maybe fifteen set. Maybe the amount of seconds before, like in the middle of the beginning of a match. Maybe kill, kill, kill, kill. Guy's going to pick this person off right here. Yep, I can. God in Man, he's got to wait twenty something second. Okay, see, I'm learning too from this. See now, you know, you learn how to Buch the first game at play. I'll be the IMPOSTOR. That's where he's gonna get. Everybody turn against white and hmm ha ha, where. What the fuck? Black? Oh Wow, oh, wait, of your racist like you were near the body. I'll see that smart. He killed him by...

...the oxygen button. That's smarty. I hope I never have to play against this guy. He's a fucking I vote the fuck you talk about by white. Oh Shit, GJ Oh shit. Oh Shit, so the other dude knows he's the MP. Heki only killed two people. Oh that's great. Oh Shit, see now, now gonna put this on my phone and a fucking that's fun. Oh my God, that's too good. That's I was well played. Oh Man, games used out last that long. Okay, some like freaky, just fucking genius, like with yeah, he thought everything out. I didn't. I don't know how to play. That's a guy that you either like want ton't no, don't ever want to have to meet, or want him to really be your best fucking probably it's like Cannibal lector it's like it's like I want him to like me or I hope I never meet. I guess its Ocyen tank over as enjoyable. I like it, though. I get a lot. This is a nice little game to play on board. That's cool. I can't believe you fucking he convinced he had three people voted off. He killed two people. That's so great. He killed two people. Know he had more than two people voted on, three people, but I think, well, your two people who just left. Okay, that's what it was. Two. Three. Yeah, well too. Yeah, that's fucking funny. Three, God, I'm into it, man. I'm check it out. I recommend that. I've played it. Mean, not, not a lot, but I just now. I wonder if they want to be the impostor. HMM, it looks fucking fun. I'm my buddies at worker like yeah, happens to me times like it's never fucking happening. I've been playing this game. Call that you're played dead by daylight and had a video games. You are but now I've Seen Greg Simpson player. Yeah, it's hard. I always just I always want to play as the killer. I'm everybody always wants to play as the killer, but it's so hard to defind those games where because everybody wants to play as the killer. So it's hard to find full games where people are willing to play as the I guess you call them victims. I remember what they actually called, the survivors, but Gotcha. It's kind of cool because, like they incorporate like actual like you can be Michael Myers, you can be Freddy Krueger, you can be the killer from saw, stuff like that, but you can also just be like generic. If you can be you can be ghost face from scream. That's cool. Yeah, which I realize you the day I was I was going through my movie collection. I've never actually seen a single screen movie. I've never either, and I see parody screen movies. A just seen plenty of those. Those are well, the first two were great, but it's I don't know, I'm not a big horror movie Fan, so never been out. My two favorite horror movies are the scent. Okay, just I don't know why I like that. Maybe so much. You know, I really consider, how so the thousand corpses a horror movie. That's just Gore. Yeah, this is it's just a slasher as it's so funny to like. Yeah, it's kind of all. It's almost like like an old school exploitation film. Yeah, it is rob zombies. That kind of makes sense, like, I'm just never been. I don't much, because I'd so that they're so predictive. I think that's why I like to send and see it as being predictable. Yeah, so, my favorite movie, my favorite horror movies. The thing, I've never seen that with her us a dude. It's that's a seventies. It's late S, early S, I think, but it's, it's it's so good. It's so fucking scary because the whole idea is like you can't trust anybody, and it's also just like the practical effects are like amazing, like it's the fact that there's no CGI at all that I can't have to watch this night see. Yeah, and it's just it's and also it's but it's also like it's a fucking Gorf ast, like there's still some stuff that I have to I have... look away. I'm like can't, I gotta. I'm a pussy with stuff like that, but that was about way makes me hungry. That's weird. I'm like get my fucking fucked up kind of hungry. Yeah, it's a good one. They made a because it's tadically a remake of like a movie from like the S. Okay, that sucked. That was it was what happened. Done like a ton of remakes of that movie. There's only so there's only been three different version. Is the original from like the S, which was like a black and white movie and it wasn't very good. There's John Carper's the thing, which is the one that I'm talking about, and then they made a prequel to it, which is also called the thing, that came out in like two thousand and ten because the move because in the thing you're in the Kurt Russell one. It starts off with him going to this other research lab in the Party Arctic where they're at and everybody's dead. MMM. So the PREQUEL is about that research lab and how they and like how they found the fucking alien and Shit could it's a fucking ail. You find out in five minutes on the movie, but I didn't know that parts used to play the video game. Okay, yeah, your game is on sixty four something. Yeah, yeah, all right. But the the prequel that came out with a town sucks. HMM. It's like it's fucking CGI fast. It's just time. It's a yeah, and it looks it looks fake as Shit. I think it's the hardest parts to do. You about movies like that, like to take a movie that was so old that had no CGI, and the then remake it or do like a prequel or sequel whatever. Now that's all CGI takes away. You saw that a little bit with like in the Star Wars rereleases, because, like, if you Gif, you go by. I like, I remember when episode one came out, like there was a puppet of Yoda. Huh. If you watch it now, they've replaced it with the CGI Yoda from episode two and three and it's just it. It doesn't it doesn't fit. No. Same thing with like when they did the rereleases of the original trilogy where they had added all the extra CGI shit. Some some of it was fine, a lot of it wasn't. Now a lot of it was, I think. The only because I saw, I saw the special editions. The of the first like big CGI rereleases in theaters when they were released, which was cool, and I was seven, so it was star wars. I didn't give a fuck. wid going back and watching him now, I will say I think of those three, I think empire strikes back is the one that's like like it's honestly like the least touched. Now. Yeah, yeah, no, I agree with you in that. I said yeah, no, but well, because like episode one, all they really did was, like there's that, there's that scene with Han and Jaba and he like walks over. It's like so weird looking, like steps on his tail and Shit, but like he it's almost like I don't even think he they added that or something like. So the original, the original scene is Joba was like a big fat dude. It's like a first time what, you're right. Yeah, and so when they redid it with it, with the big slug guy, they incorporated the whole hymn like stepping on his tail because they're like, wait a minute, he's got like a fucking thirty foot tail, like you couldn't just walk behind him, and it looks so weird because he's like a yeah, it's it's but jet jet I is the one that like the most fucking gratuitous shit. I Really Watch. It's been far since every watched, because they slap in the musical number. Job Is Palace. They really yeah, Oh, yeah, yeah, well, the fucking yeah, I forgot about that. Oh my God. And then I will say they do make the SARLAC pit look more like an actual fucking monster, because it's got like the beat coming out of it, like a thousand and ten of goals the original SARLAC pit. If you told me a woman's Vagina look like that. That's the episode of South Park where they were dealing with the whole priest molesting kids thing and there's this branch of cat and so they're having this whole debate with all the Catholics and they're like the one priests, like we need to stop having sex with a little boys in the priest go but if we do that, and then where we're going to get late and they they priest goes. Well, we're just wait, I'm sorry, what did you just say? Because what you guys are actually doing this like, yeah, are you not? He's zest. Wow about we just change the Holy Vatican Law to say we can have sex with women, and then there''s this race of aliens who are...

Catholics and they're like the GALCAMEC VAGINA is thirty two feet wide and it's ten rows of sharp teeth, and I was like, Oh, it's the fucking throw like that. That's fucking fun. But yeah, like I went and saw two years ago. They it was a twenty five anniversary of Jurassic Park and they were showing it on the big screen and I was surprised at how well it held up. Like CGI. Was It really help? Because they used they used, they used like half practical, little half CGI, like the t rex was like mostly built and then they just CGI the rest of his body over it and it's still looked. I mean that movie looked really fucking legit, even on a big screen. Now there's like one scene with the VELOCI raptors where it looked a little motion blurry, but it held up for the most part. I seen that would be with the raptors was inside like it was the final it was worth it was the raptors fight the t rex in the final scene lobby. That one looked a little yeah, okay, but not not like bad it. But again, if ninety nine percent of that movie still looks good, because there's that first shot where, like they get to the island and the whole welcome to Jurassic Park scene where there's just like the big open field with the Brachiosaurus is like that Shit looks so good. It was on an Imax screen. It looked fucking amazing. I gotta see that now. I love to see that movie in theater again. Well, yeah, and that brought it back for the pandemic. They did. They've did a lot of those. It's why I like, even before the pandemic, I would go to those those fathom event screenings because they would show like, you know, wrath of con like for the anniversary and like getting to see some of these classic movies on a big screen is worth it. That's why, it's why I'm really hoping we find a way to like UN fuck the movie theater situation after this, because I just I hate the idea that going away it. I agree. I completely there's something to say about going so like a maybe they just watching on a big screen like I'm got. We're going to see. Going to see endgame in theaters was half of the experience was like that crowd experience. Spider man swings on to screen and everyone's just fucking and when you know, cap gets the Hammer. I mean you heard people outside of the building could hear US fucking screen, but I mean it was insane. You can't get that watching a movie at home. You don't use like, uh, that's cool, that's cool, good for you. I've been so many releases like that. Yeah, so many, like he's like all the time. I can high school. I used to go all midnight releases. Oh Yeah, all of them did. All the transformers movies, of the midnight releases, all the Harry Potter's midnight releases. That the Matrix. While the Matrix is interesting because the last wing, they they really simultaneously around the world at the same time. Oh did they? Yeah, so I actually had to call off school. Oh No, shit, Friday called off. I want to see called off school. It's called the principle. He got. Think I got to take a sick day job. I think go in. I was like had it that movies at nine in the morning. Holy Shit. Yeah, I said that was the goal. That movie is released simultaneously everywhere once. Wow, too bad. Too Bad. It sucked. It was horrible. I think I see it was the second one of the third one. It's a third one. See, that's the one. Like the second and one's not good. But like had the third one been pretty good, it would have been okay, but like the third one so bad. I saw it movie three times that day. Oh Jesus. I was like all right, and I got really sick it. Oh yeah, I was like, I remember I saw that maybe few and I by the because I want to, because I love movies. That might I don't really like watch movies as much as I used to, but back then I was like really like in the movies. I yeah, for it's like all right, I want to be part of this, like go see it. Yeah, so I went that morning, saying it went right after right after school. I think. I see it my friends and we want to go see it again because I already had it like three tickets. Yes, like okay, I go, but bike in between the second and third time. I want to see it. I was like, my throat hurts and I found out I had like fucking like the flu and strep throat. I was like, Oh, I would go to the movies all...'s even like. It's because this is back when movies from like eight bucks. I would go just by myself. I see even now, like you, as an adult, like I joined the the cinemark club, the Eight, eight bucks a month, and I get a freebe every month and all my tickets are or like half off. I don't got to pay fees. I get like twenty percent off of the snack stand. Shit. It's so good. But because, I I said, usually, like every Thursday or Friday, I'm going. Before codd I was going to the movies, HMM, and I would go see shit that like normally I wouldn't have gone to see because it was it was cheap. I when and saw the foreigner with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. Hmm, good fucking movie. Never would have seen it if I hadn't had like a half off ticket. Shit. But yeah, now it's that's I think what it might end up happening is like her back and like in the s, where going to the movies was like it was like a big deal. Like you go, everybody would wear like Tux's and Nice dresses and they'd show the news and then like a kids movie and then you know, you had your b movie and then your your main event movie. I think that's what it might go back to. We're like you'll go to the theater to see like your big event tent pole movies like at endgame or a Star Wars, but I think you can see a lot more indie shit getting smaller, smaller scale movies and just indie level stuff dropped on because, like the neon here in Dayton's been been doing great because they've been making deals with distributors to where if you want to watch these Indie flicks, you could just watch them through the neons website. You just pay for a ticket. Oh, streaming on the website. Yes, a great idea. They've been they've been doing I mean, not as good as they were, but that's how they've been doing, better than most the other fucking movie theaters right now. Yeah. Well, because that's the indie films already know they're not going to get a huge return on their movie anyway, so they're like fuck, at least people are seeing it. Yeah, as opposed to you know, that's why black widows been delayed till God knows fucking when, because they don't want to drop that on streaming. Now that's a hundred billion dollar movie they're trying to make money back on. Yeah, that what else is gonna wonder, woman James Bond, why don't they eat? move any of these movies going to be released? I don't wonder whom's supposed to about. Last year they pushed it back just because they were like, we want to wait for like it was supposed to be going to be some anniversary or yeah, I remember the anniversary thing. And then and so that got fucked. You know, it's a black widow. was supposed to come out in just about March. No, May Ulan Lanes. They got fucked fucked on Mulan. The thing is a move on, like you said, like thirty dollars. You can watch it or you can wait two months and watch it. And then it wasn't even that good. It wasn't it. The biggest problem was like in the original one, and I've only ever seen the original like twice. It's a good movie. It's not want to go back to was. She wasn't. She wasn't a soldier. She became a soldier in this one. She's like fucking Mary sue x Mochi Anda, like she already knows how to fight. She's always she doesn't need to learn shit. She's just a woman, so she can't be a soldier. So then she when she joins the army, she's fucking fighting circles around all these guys and like, okay, so she's fucking Superman. I don't give a shit about her now, but she didn't have to learn, she didn't have to learn a lesson, she didn't have to like she has no arc. She's fucking she's awesome when the movie starts, she's awesome. When the movie adds, who gives a fuck? They uploaded it and there's no move like the Matrix. Yeah, fight, I don't know how fly, helicopter, I don't have yeah, I don't Kung Fu. I miss movies, partial Mimis movies. So when used to comy festival's right. Yeah, the main thing I do before the comment. I get there, like you know, all the shows, usually at night. Yeah, so in a during to day, if I'm out of town, I go watch a movie. Yeah, that's what I do. I gotta Kill Three hours and now, like that's why. That's how I did almost all the like the past like three year, four years. How I did, like all the avenger movies and that type of stuff. Really I don't watch cause like movie comes out like I was so... going so hard at comedy that I did not have time to watch movies until my comedy until a comedy festival. Okay. So I'd be like okay, like I want to watch this movie, this, I think one comedy festival I want to go, say like in the during the those there for like three days once go se four different movies. Jesus, yeah, that's how the the film festival I do at my Alma Mater every year is. It's they know, because they're they're a small town in the middle of fucking nowhere in South Carolina. So they got to get people shit to do. So, like the fort usually the night before there's usually a party at the at the bar by campus, and then the day of they like it starts at like Zeno am, but like they show a classic movie. There's usually a workshop of some kind and then they do the actual festival. Then everybody goes to the bar and gets hammer but like, yeah, if you got people coming in from out of town but you're not doing shit till ten o'clock at night, you gotta you gotta do something. Yeah, and I don't want to fucking I'm an introvert. So, yeah, like I maybe I'll write, I go over my material either way, but you're either going to sit in your apartment and go or your hotel room and go nuts. Yeah, how far have you traveled for a festivals? The farst for you've traveled three hours. Where was that? I'll side of Louis it was like two and a half to okay, two hour, for Fi minutes, las side Louisville. Let's go. I'm I have been further. No, that was the furthest. Okay, under three hours. I've only I've only ever done I did fireworks last year and that was a I don't defeat the competition. Wise that's all done. I'm not a bit. I'm a chicken shit with with competitions and stuff like that, because, like, I know I'm good, but I know I'm not like gonna win good. So part of me's kind of like we'm not gonna fucking win. Was The fucking point? Agus Fuck. Yeah, but I will say last year, being the first time I did fireworks, like I was so ready to do it again this year because it was it was so fun. I thanks it. Was it all. It was just fun too, like seeing I've never seen while he's that packed. I still have that picture of me just up in the back just like Holy Shit like this, so many fucking people here and pack it out it was. And then, and yeah, even I even I walked out of going like the pretty fucking good. Actually, Karen actually told me like how many votes I got and I was like, I was like, I was like three, shy, Oh really, yeah, which was, on one hand, your kind of like you gotta be fucking kidding me, because I did actually have three people who were supposed to come to didn't make it shit, but also dusty brought like his entire fucking family, which and every my mom was like, does that make you mad? I was like no, because dusty did really fucking good, like he did have a great say. If you went up there and aided Dick and still made it to the top three, then I'd have been like as some bullshit. But like the guys who made it, like they made it for a fucking reason, like I said it this year. I do. When I did it, I had like five applause breaks. No Shit, and not make the finals. No, Shit, there is it. Oh, that's because like there as a that's because you know, it's my brother. Off People. I was like no, everybody just did that. fucking good they get was great. Like this year it was fucking wise. Fireworks fucking crazy. I was just like, I'ven't told myself I wasn't going to get past the first round. Like I saw. I was like, Holy Fuck, this is a good lineup, and then fucking I'd if I was like just five applause racks and I didn't think about it first, and then my buddy draw us again. Five clause races are really so watch the videos like, Holy Shit, I had five applause brakes. That was again. That just like you said. That kind of just goes to show just like how fucking quality you're going to get at fireworks. I think. I think if I had a bit more notice, I probably would have done it this year, but was one of those like I didn't think it was happening and then one day it was just kind of hey, this is happening like in two weeks and I was like, Ah Fuck, oh. It was definitely like as weird for a lot of people because, like this year, especially by lease, is like only one of the only comedy clubs open. Yeah, funny bone hasn't open back up yet. Like I'm talking about in like Kentucky. Oh yeahs, you're talking. Just didn't in the area period. Holy Shit. So, like you had people from Indiana coming out lot more than like we had some out...

...of towners, but you had a lot more people coming from like from out of town, out of town dollars to the winner. So I was just like all right, I makes sense, because because go banana is they like we're open and closed and open. And what they didn't they didn't do. Obviously there's this year. Yeah, they didn't. They switch owners again? I've no I've no idea. I don't think so. Maybe maybe I'm thinking something else. I swear I saw these switched owners again or something. I don't know. I love go banana's Im only. I've only ever been down there for the feedback Mike's but I just I like to lay out of the room. I like the folds wool feel. It's very old school like. It's got a it's it's got the feel that the background of funny bones stage suggests it has. Yes, when you got that that that dirty brick background. And and but then you remember what funny bone is. Yeah, I love Shit on funny bone. Fuck Funny, Fuck Funny Fun they'll never book me, they'll never book anybody. And fucking dating. I don't think the open back up and date. They will either. Welcome. Fuck you guys, fuck you, fuck all y'all. You hear this story about there's a reason why Auntie, justly nick will not do funny bones anymore. No, there, so you won't do them here. Refuses to do them really, yeah, doesn't care much money they'll give him, he refuses do him. No Shit. In the PODCAST. The reason why he doesn't do them anymore is because they booked him all right, and like, obviously the Anthony just all nick right, they poked him mother's Day weekend. Oh Fuck, and so he's like most times, like he was like, listen, you have to tell them, like who I am. Yeah, Mother's Day weekend. He's like most times, like it's a crowd. They like it's a fucking crowd, like a funny but I'm like fuck you, type thing or whatever, like yeah, but mother's Day is a little different. If you're doing comedy shows on Most Day weekend. People are going to have an expectation when they exactly and I guess the owner. It was at the Columbus funny bone too. She's, I guess, the manager whatever said he did, and they never never said who it was or anything like. They never like, I guess, a type of comic. This is what we're having. And most of the time my people don't like his materior. He blames the audience. MMM, because, like his material is very like like even love it, your hate it. Yeah, and because it's look at. Some people are with him in general. The you'll like Anthony Gel nick or your fucking hate. And it's the first time every he was like, I wasn't the audience fault? Yeah, they know. Wasn't know. He's like you can't have me on a funny on Mother's Day, like my material on Mother's Day and those acret and he refuses you funny bones because of that. I get it. I read I heard that. I heard him read that's say that story as a Holy Shit, like why in the right mind would you think he'd be a good idea to fucking book as like every year whenever they book like key Ger Vase, to host like the Golden Globes and they get pissed that he takes shits. You booked Ricky Gervase. Yeah, the fuck did you think what's gonna Happen? They did the same thing. They booked as Zach wild to play the national anthem at like a I. Like a football game or some shit a few years ago. And then Zach wild from you know, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society fucking shred the Shit and they're like, ohh wow, we didn't think it was going to be so disrespectful. You hired a heavy metal fucking guitar chap. What did you think the fuck? You seen this hair. The fuck did you think was gonna Happen? Dude, I did a fucking show and any was like dirty people. They're like Ted of them like like me, like love me. That's fucking hated me because, like, I know, it's type of material I do and if you don't fuck it, even not on board. You're not on board. Yeah, it's you're either on the ship or you're not. Yeah, so that I did my dark, dirty joke and like I hear the comics in the back and ten people that like me fucking love it. COMP sent back losing shit, fucking losing it, because I told I was like because I'm I'm like a I'm like featuring. I got I was the feature actor for whatever. I told my buddy, to wight, who was headline, I was like, I don't know if I'm gonna go dirty, but if I do, if I might tell my dark is my dirty, dirty,...

...dirty joke. Yeah, dirt. Yet he was a do you man, yes, on stage, like a fucking love Mike so much he's like fuck it, let's go balls deep in this motherfucker. So this wasn't. This wasn't white McCormick. Oh God, okay, I'll dwight McCormick. I don't Dwight's McCormick. He's a pastor. Right. Yeah, he's like I lot, you make me laugh a stuff. I should have laughed. I loved I do that, like Dwight was one of the nicest people in the world. Oh Yeah, because he he won for works two years ago. Because, yeah, it was him. Shit, I'm blinking him. It was harjet bridget and dusty. That's right. Okay, I could remember who the third person was. It was a god. You know, I hear funny stir about that. Sure, people congratulating me before Dwight wanted as they like. They're like, they're like because dusty got it. Like, okay, yeah, not dusty. Joe Robinette got third. Okay, bridget got second, and there as a congrats, like every thought I won. Now I was like so, I was like, well, I don't think I and I was like maybe I did, when God a great fucking say like, Nope, Shit, that's I remember because I had, because I because I had all three of them on on the old show, and I remember Joe was the weirdest fucking interview I ever had in my life. Oh, Robinette, yeah, he's he's such a well, he's you can't coax two words out of the guy. He's fucking funny. He's so funny on stage. But I couldn't, I couldn't it. Couldn't get two words out of him on the like I was asking like it one when you brought it the fact that like collects Lego, lego models, and I was like fuck yeah, let's talk about that, and he said like two things about it. I was like, come on, you can't. You can't bring up lego models on a comedy, cut podcast and then not want to fucking talk about it. Goes on my cast. He's very, very quiet, but like like conversation wise, he's so fucking funny because, like he'll say something short and quick. You like Jesus Christ, it's fucking funny and I don't talk anymore. Oh really, who we got into it? We gotta do it last year. Oh, what about? How it was? I I don't remember because it happened with the span of three days of each other, but it was either the Memorial Day tornadoes or the Organ district shooting, and I don't remember which one it was guy, but he was taking shots at at news team response. I think. I think it was the tornadoes. Gotcha, but I basically told him I was like or no, it was the shooting, because he was like how can we didn't hear more coverage about it right away? I was like, you not understand, like how the process works, like I explain to him, like how the process works, like they have to get confirmation, they have to call people at home at one o'clock in the morning, wake them up, get them in there, get their factory. They can't just go start reporting on Shit. And he started calling me like a fucking know it all and if I felt me go fuck himself, and we haven't spoken sense. Fair, fair game. Yeah, I'm unfortunately, it's tricky when because it's easy for a lot of comics because, like I s I see host center do it all the time, you know, they take shots of the media and stuff like that, and I get it. And so it's weird being a comic who works for, quote unquote, the media because, like, I understand how their process fucking works, and so there is that part of me that tries really hard not to be that guy who's like, actually, let me explain to you how the process works, but sometimes I kind of feel like a fucking have to. Sometimes you do. It's everything. Everybody wants to think they know more than you. Yeah, constantly, every like this is really how this actually where? Ye, like it's news, like it has to be reported correctly. Yeah, if it's not reported correct there, something happens, you can be sued right, and and this is you know, I won't say the name of the company I work for, but there are company that's been under a lot of scrutiny in recent years and so they want to make sure that they get their shit straight, because the last thing they needed somebody else coming at him saying that, like, you know, their shit's fake or produced or whatever. So we live in the age of fake news being a thing, so takes. Yeah, thanks are going to be a big thing and went something is fucked up. As as the shooting, I mean, yeah, you...

...want to make sure that you're not getting out the wrong information. You fucking wild night. Yeah, I was. I remember because I was, because I was. I had just left for my vacation when it happened. Like the night that it happened was my first night sleeping in a tent in Pennsylvania and I woke up at six am to a billion phone calls and text messages from friends who knew I lived in Dayton who were making sure I was okay, and then I was finally called home and I was like mom, why is everybody fucking in the she was like fucking because my brother and his girlfriend at the time we're living above above NED's. Oh Shit, they were living there. I have a friend WHO's a bartender, still a bartender there, and then a girl I was seeing at the time was there that night because she's best friends with said bartender. So it was one of those I was calling everybody because I wanted to and, thank God, like nobody I knew got got hurt. You know. I know obviously a lot of people did, but yeah, it was, it was. It was fucked up, man. That's a fucked up weekend because, again, that was within a few days of Memorial Day tornadoes, which was three days after the KKK rally and a weird fucking nut. Yeah, I'll always remember that because I'm way up to a bunch of missed calls, text whatever. It's always some my shere's my fiance at time. My wife, Melissa, woke me up. She's like, Hey, something happened to orgon. This is like what? Sure, Shit. I was like, holy fucking the most fucked up thing was so that like all comics down there. Yeah, so, like I was gonna go. We're going to go out drinking. Buddy Kevin's first night host and were all going to go out drinking. Kevin Rupert. Yeah, it's really stressed. We can host in for DJ Janglar. Oh Shit, he was gonna go out afterwards and then I was going to go out afterwards, but I got so high I was like must see you guys drive me home. So we didn't go out and Joe Young it just didn't show up to Orgon district, because we usually hang out like in that area and everybody else is in any naps for killed Tony. Oh, that's right, fuck. And so we're like what the fuck? Yeah, we were all like it's wild, because we were been either at errands or Ned's or some like something like down there and like we weren't for whatever reason that night we weren't. I was baked off my ass. It's crazy to think how much hell can happen in because it was like thirty seconds, I know. And I had arguments of people about gun control. Yeah, they're like in my arment. was like the cops are already there. Yeah, like, like any still Killo, I ate people. Nine, I can't seven, nine, I killed, killed, nine, and then I think like fifteen were injured. Yeah, and thirty thirty second they cop, like they're your argument of like if they are so good, Guy, off the gun. They were already. They were. They were literally across the fucking street. Yeah, like it didn't like they could not have responded faster unless they could see the future and already knew it was happening. Yeah, it's ain't minority of port. Yeah, that I know that. I know they were going after, I guess, the guys. But it was either late last year earlier this year, the guy's buddy, who I guess, said to get bottom the mods and shit. And because he because, because he modded the fuck out of those guns. And I know they were trying it because because one of the victims was as like sister or something. Sister, YEP, sister. I don't know. Did the BUR or no, he killed his sister, sister, but but, like I'm saying, like sister brother, because it was like, I don't remember it was there was transgender involved. I don't remember if it was. I don't remember that. I remember. I just remember from running the story. It was either like sister was going through transition to be a man or vice versa. I forget which one to was at it something like that. Yeah, anyway, regardless, it was, it was because it because. Then also there was another one. Look at like a fucking text or something. That night, the same night, wasn't there. It was the morning. That morning, that morning it was alert.

There's two mass shootings in one day. Yeah, that was the once wild. That was the craziest fucking thing because, like you my hand like like are thinking in my head. I think I'm saying, Joey, I'm about to like like fuck like that, like that will never happen here because literally it just happened like Texas that morning or afternoon. All right, well, and you wake up to all that cous. That happened like eleven at night or some shit like that, and you're like what else? Fuck, and it's like it's it's not just the sounds disingenuous, I guess, but like because we're such compared to Cincinnati or Columbus, were such a small potatoes nothing town. I mean we're basically a small town surrounded by big metro areas. So there is that party things. Well, this is going to happen anywhere. It's going to happen at Columbus or Cincinnati or Cleveland or even fucking young stound like not dating. Never think would happen and fucking did. It was wild. Actually. I whenever stuff like this does happen, I always there's that. There's an old calvin and hobbs comic that I that I always think about weird transition, I know. But in the comic their house gets broken into. Is this is this was over, this was this wasn't one of the sun this is like over a series of like daily newspapers, the three panels and their house gets broken into and one of the last ones they talked about out is the parents talking and the mom says, like, you know, this is always the kind of thing that you think happens to somebody else, and the dad says, yeah, but you got to remember that you are somebody else, to somebody else, and so whenever fucked up shit like that happens for some reason, that's the first thing I think about is that. Yeah, like you always think this isn't going to happen to you, but everyone you are that other person that happens to not somebody else, and yeah, that's deep right. For fucking Calvin Hobbs man, which it's like going back to the peanuts thing. I've always been shocked that that Calvin and Hobbs never got the animated treatment of any kind. There's never been a Calvina Hobbs car tune or movie or anything like that. Like I'm surprised that never got like a shot especially nowadays. Oh, for sure, there's definitely porn. Yeah, it's of yeah, of course Calvin and a Hob on, my God, Calvin and knobs. But yeah, like like you'd think, like like Hulu or Netflix or somebody what a hopped on that? Let's make a calviton hobbs kids streamers. Of A good idea. I don't know. I know way what ever done. I wonder if it's something I don't somebody try to reach out to the Creator and he's like no, yeah, Bill Waterson's a weird fucking guy. Might be it. Yeah, but just, yeah, that's change it up. It's called Alvin Hobbs and you like, Damn, like they even fucking try. At this point we were running Halloween. We were at the new station. They are, you know, showing like all the families and their different costumes for Halloween, and you can seem like the kids would like the the the transformers costumes that actually fucking transform. You seen those? And then they show this clip of these three sisters that are all the they went as Alvin and Simon and Theodore, but they're just wearing green, blue and red sweatshirt's. Like okay, I just saw a nine year old in a dresses a plane that transforms into a robot. You threw on a sweatshirt. I don't think that counts. It's nocess thing as squirrel face or yeah, I got in trouble. Are Doing Squirrel face and thank you. Can paint the whiskers on. It's not like the red one didn't even have like the big letter A. I'm like it, like, come on, you got shown up by a three year old. What the fuck? Well, that's going to do it for us for this week. Guys, will be back next week with a new episode or two. We'll see and you know. Thank you, guys again so much for hanging out with us again. You can always join us on twitter and Instagram at tbl underscore pod. You can always check out our website, Basement Lounge podcom. And, Hey, don't forget, we're also on Patreon. If you want to become a VIP, we're doing an overhaul in the patreons. You guys...

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