They say laughter is the best medicine. If that is the case, take out your IV and put it your earbuds because we have a great new episode of Comedy Bang Bang for you! We have two first time guests: Gillian Jacobs and Andi Callahan. We all know Gillian from NBC's Community and if you aren't a fan of Andi yet, you will be once you hear his hilarious tales of working as a nurse. The laughs just keep coming this week, so protect your funny bone and get me 119 CCs of CBB, stat!
Episode 119 — Andi Callahan, RN
Posted 22 August 2011 - 03:36 AM
Andy Daly was great as ever. Really enjoyed Gillian Jacobs as well, she was fun for the straight part of the interview and worked very well as the co-host, she added a lot herself and was funny when she was challenging Scott's questions.
Is it ever going to stop being funny when an Andy Daly character reveals he's going to kill himself? I can just hear them working towards it each time, it's so predictable and yet so delightful when they get there.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:10 AM
gillian jacobs is adorable and funny. so great when people exceed your expectations. glad we got the chance to hear her out of character. cant wait for the chevy chase episode! im sure he would be just as warm and generous an interviewee as he is legendarily as an actor .
Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:51 AM
I hope Gillian becomes a regular guest, because she fit in extremely well from start to finish. Andy Daly cannot be topped when it comes to the character improvs. I don't know what this says about me, but I'm actually relieved every time the suicidal streak remains intact, just under the wire at the end of his interviews. Can't wait for Andi to return as the all-seeing dragon! Best plug theme so far, too! Now, more than ever, we cannot forget "What's Up, Hot Dog?" and I don't think any of the other themes address this. It is the reason for the plugs season.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:29 AM
I lose my shit every time one of Andy Daly's characters mentions suicide. My first CDR episode was the PFT, Todd Glass, Andy Daly episode where Daly was playing the pretzel maker from Dusseldorf. I have a Pavlovian response every time on of Andy's characters contemplates suicide.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:30 AM
I was waiting with baited breath for the moment Andy's new character vowed to kill himself. At first I was like "no way Andi Callahan is suicidal. He has such joi de vivre!" But I was pleasantly surprised, as were, I think, we all to discover that he too desired to end his life in a violent fashion. And in a knife fight, no less.
Clarence the angel will have his work cut out for him.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:59 AM
Everyone's right about Andy Daly; and even though all the characters have a similar bent (fairly mundane or lighthearted job with a horrific dark side), he still makes each new one fresh. My favorite thing about Callahan is how he would mutter over things:
"I only take Valium, and sometimes Percocet... and other things. But you know, I don't do drugs."
Also, for everyone's edification, a harp has 46 or 47 strings.