Comedy Interviews

Verbal Shenanigans is a show that seeks out passionate people. Each week, the guys chat with guests from all walks of life, from artists to athletes, chefs to a hippo attack survivors. Join Scott,and cohost, Mike, for comical banter, funny games, and amazing guests. Life is funny. Laugh at it.


January 18, 2021

#341-Tami Lane

I hope you love this episode as much as we do.  We are joined by Tami Lane, a renowned prosthetic makeup artist, an Oscar winner, and an all around great person to talk to.  Tami has worked on some of the most recognized movies and shows including The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Orville, and the Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.  Tami was a great time.  Have a listen!


We also talk about Bitcoin investments gone wrong, the censoring of the President, and have our annual tournament where Scott decides what celebrity he would choos to bring back.  

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January 10, 2021

#340-Squire Fridell

We start 2021 with a bang.  Squire Fridell joins us to discuss his very unique life that involves starring in over 3000 television commercials, working as Ronald McDonald, and opening his own winery.  Squire had lots of great stories to share an was a great guest to start the new year with  Go check out Squire's delicious wines at GlenLyon Vineyards.


We also discuss this year's "Verbies", which are our awards we give to our favorite guests of the year.  2020 easily provided us with the most eclectic, interesting, and amazing guests on the show.  Have a listen!

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As we put a bow on an amazing year for the show, we are joined by two final guests on the show this week.


First, we are joined by Howard Bloom.  Howard is an extremely unique and interesting man, who is an accomplihsed author, music publicist, for the likes of Prince and Billy Joel, but has also wrote books on human evolution.  Howard is a great mixture of scientist, humorist, and an artist.  Check out his books on Amazon today!

Next, we are joined by John Pasquale, aka, Soho Johnny.  John helps to perform and produce some truly amazing classic rock events for charity.  John was an really nice, down to earth, appreciative guest who really has a passion for what he is doing in the world.


We also chat about a new holiday, learn about Mike's gross finger, and discuss the difficulty of getting old people on zoom calls.



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It’s that time of year again for the Verbal Shenanigans  2020 Holiday Spectacular!! And today we are joined by a Christmas icon. You may know him as Flick from a Christmas story, the one and only Scott Schwartz joins us on the show to talk about his long career, movies, child acting, adult movies, and what it is like to have your tongue stuck to a pole.

We also discussed some of the strangest Christmas movies, a stalker fan, and play a game of holiday themed let’s make a deal. Have a listen!

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Getting in the holiday spirit?  If not, this episode might help.  Fresh of his release of "One Wish For Christmas" , we are joined by the former lead of singer of Kajagoogoo and singer of "The Never Ending Story", Limahl.  We discussed Limahl's early career, The Never Ending Story, his career's ups and downs, and his plans for the future.  Check it out!


We also bring on two of our old pals, author, Joe Carney and artist, Natty Bumpercar to discuss their new children's book, "Douglas: A Christmas Tale".  Douglas is story about inclusion and the magic of Christmas.  It's a great read and also a great way to support local artists.  Go order "Douglas: A Christmas Tale" on Amazon today!

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December 7, 2020

#336-Tony Daniels

We've had some really great voice actors on the show over the years, and today we add another one to the list.  We are joined by Tony Daniels.  Tony has a a resume that is extremely diverse and has endless stories to tell.  You might know Tony's voice as Gambit from Xmen, Sailor Moon, and even Tony the Tiger.  Tony is immensely talented and it comes through in this interview.  Check it out!


 We also talk about what drives us mad,  more about Burlew's old soccer team, and the interesting fate of Scott's old comedy stage.

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November 30, 2020

#335-Stephen Perkins

Today's episode is a special one.  We are joined by Stephen Perkins, world renowned drummer of Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros, and much much more.  Stephen was a such a nice, interesting, and open guy, with tons of great stories and musical insights to share.  Stephen is still as involved in music as ever, and has so many great bands to check out.  Along with Jane's Addiction, make sure to check out Banyan, Hellride, and Think.  Oh, and this superb interview.  

We also have some great conversation today about a recent virtual comedy show, what we remeber about 2020, and a crazy story about a toaster strudel.  Another great week.

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November 23, 2020

#334-Tony Franklin

Today, we are joined by a bass legend, a man who has played with the elites of music, and someone who just simply gets it, Tony Franklin.  Tony, aka The Fretless Monster, has played with the like of the Firm, Roy Harper, David Gilmour, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.  Tony was hilarious, unique, and full of some amazing insights on music.  What a great chat!


We also talk about Covid hitting close to Scott's home, George Clooney, and Mike working out in a very precarious way.  Have a listen!




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November 16, 2020

#333-East of June

Today, we are joined by former Incubus bassist, Dirk Lance, and his new bandmates, Emily Rath and Kyle Mortensen, making up East of June.  East of June provided a fantastic interview, that was hilarious, interesting, and full of musical insight.  If your a fan of Dirk's work, you will love his new sound with these 2 talented musicians.  Go check out their latest music on Spotify today!


We also learn about Mike's recent trip to Disney, some of the horrible people there, and how Mike scammed the system.  Have a listen!

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November 9, 2020

#332-Scott Page

Well, it's not every day you interview a member of band like Pink Floyd. But today, is that day.  Scott Page is known for his saxophone and rhythm guitar with Pink Floyd, Supertramp, and Toto.  Scott was such a unique, energetic, and brilliant guest.  We discussed his early music career, his introduction to Pink Floyd, opportunities in the modern music business, being named in LA's 100 coolest people, and his amazing work as a technologist.  Make sure to check out Scott's music and his new unique project, Think: Exp.

We also talk about the birth of Scott's child, the 2020 election, and more.  Check it out!

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November 2, 2020

#331-George Christie

It's just another week on Verbal Shenanigans.  So, today we simply interview former leader of the Hell's Angels, George Christie. F George discusses his entry into the club, how and why he left, carrying the Olympic torch, solitary confinement, writing books, and pretty much everything inbetween.  George was an extremely interesting and funny guest.  Make sure to look out for George's new shows, new books, and new work.  In the meantime, go watch  the Outlaw Chronicles!  Have a listen!


We also talk about forming our own biker gang, drinking dehumidifier water,and more.

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Happy Halloween!  We are back with this year's edition of the Halloween Spectacular.  This year, we interview Russ Kckamey, the owner and creator of what is considered by many, America's scariest and most extreme haunted house experiences, McKamey Manor.  These events involve a long selection process, hours of extreme horror, with what seems like no limits.  Mckamey Manor is known throughout the world. and proves to be one of the most intense, and controversial experiences around.  Think you have what it takes?  All it costs is a bag of dogfood.


We also talk about 2020 Halloween costumes, stories about people getting rid of their own body parts, and we rewrite some movie classics into horror movies.  Have a listen!

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October 12, 2020

#329-Justin O. Schmidt

The inventor of the pain index finds out if he can tolerate 30 minutes with Scott and Mike. Nobel Prize winner Justin O Schmidt comes to our show this week as we discuss his entomology career and the thought process of creating the Schmidt Pain Index for insect stings. We discuss his research into insects, stories of going through the pain, the media on murder hornets, and his thoughts on people mimicking his work and getting stung on purpose. Check out his book The Sting of the Wild after you enjoy this interview


We also talk about Howard Stern's ridiculous possible contract,  Craig Carton, and play a game of Mt. Rushmore.

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October 5, 2020

#328-Blake BedSaul

Today, we are joined by Blake Bedsaul, frontman of Iowa's atl metal group, Saul.  We discussed everything from the origins of the band, growing up in Iowa, playing in a band with his brother, losing a brother, and working with David Draiman..  Go check out Saul's great new song and video, "King of Misery" and make sure to grab their new album, "Rise As Equals" on October 23rd.


We also talk about the debate, how we tried to impress girls, and all sorts of other embarrassing details.  Have a listen!

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September 28, 2020

#327-Mac Brandt

We are back with a great one.  Finally, another fellow ginger bearded man on the show.  Today, we are joined by Mac Brandt.  You may have seen Mac in various shows like Prison Break, CSI, Arrested Development, and in his hilarious role in Kingdom.  Mac is hilarious, honest, and full of great stories. Go check him out on Netflix's latest hit, Kingdom, today.  


We also talk about baby fears, Mike's homemade formula, and play a game where we look at Mike's various social media groups.  

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September 21, 2020

#326-Tim Russ

Shenanigans....the Verbal Frontier
These are the voyages of two middle aged men
It’s mission : To explore strange new conversations
To seek out new celebrities and interviews
To boldly attempt to call itself a comedy show

Coming to our podcast bridge is Tim Russ. Tim talks about his journey in the Star Trek universe. From taking guest roles in Next Generation and Deep Space Nine and leading towards his role as Tuvok in Star Trek : Voyager, Tim talks about being a fan of the series and the work done in obtaining the role. Hear about his acting career, his music career that had him accepting Howard Stern’s Battle of the Bands, and have a good laugh about a weird note on his Wikipedia page.


We also talk about Scott's experiences with needles, Mike takes a trek on the Murder Trail, and more!  Another great week in the books.

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September 14, 2020

#325-Joanna Going

Back again with another installment of Verbal Shenanigans.  With one of our favorite interviews to date, we sit down with another crucial member of the show Kingdom,  Joanna Going.  Joanna, who plays Kristina, is an amazingly talented actress who is also extremely down to earth, sweet, and funny.  Along with her outstanding performance on Kingdom, you can see Joanna kill it on House of Cards, Mad Men, and more.  Have a listen!


We also talk about what it would take to be nude on camera, what celebrity status we'd be comfortable with, and much more. 

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September 7, 2020

#324-Joe “Daddy” Stevenson

We are back with another classic episode.  Today, we are joined by Joe "Daddy"Stevenson.  Joe Stevenson is a retired American mixed martial artist who has nearly 50 fights under his belt.  Joe, a winner of the UFC's ultimate fighter, has a lifetime of experience in mma.  We talk everything from Joe's early years, his UFC fights, his transition to coaching, and his unique opportunity on Netflix's newly acquired hit show, Kingdom.  Joe continues to coach with the best and continues to leave his imprint on the world of mixed martial arts.  Check it out!


We also talk about some past guests, Lenny Dykstra, and we hear another classic 5th grade story written by Mike.  



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September 4, 2020

#323-Suze Lanier-Bramlett

Today we chat veteran actress and entertainer Suze Lanier-Bramlett. Suze gives us the back story on her storied career from catching the eye of Henry Winkler, to not listening to her agent so she could work with Wes Craven in the Hills Have Eyes, to her thoughts of not being cast as Chrissy Snow in Three’s Company. Suze also goes into detail with her musical career with her husband, as well as her sons, and finding her love of photography before getting back to acting with the Olsen Twins. A story of a person following her passions and living her life that you should enjoy.


We also talk about the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel Movies, and doing redneck stuff.  Have a listen.

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August 31, 2020

#322-The Sons of Silver

We have a fun one for you today!  We are joined Los Angeles rock group, Sons of Silver.  Sons of Silver are comprised of some amazing musicians, including Candlebox bassist, Adam Kury, Skillet guitarist, Kevin Haaland, and even former Pearl Jam drummer, Dave Krusen.  Combined with keyboardist Brina Kabler and frontman Peter Argyropoulos, Sons of Silver bring a refreshing sound to the world of music.  We talk all things music, writing, the formation of the band, and the band's EP, "Doomsday Noises."  Make sure to check it out.


We also talk about the state of the United States, Salmonella peaches, and amazing ways to dispose of your body when that time comes.  Just another week on Verbal Shenanigans.  Have a listen!

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