Join host Scott Aukerman ("Comedy Bang! Bang!" on IFC, "Mr. Show") for a weekly podcast that blends conversation and character work from today's funniest comedians. While Scott begins by traditionally interviewing the celebrities, the open-door policy means an assortment of eccentric oddballs can pop by at any moment to chat, compete in games, and engage in comic revelry. With all that, and regular bonus episodes, we bet your favorite part will still be the plugs!
Comedian of note Kurt Braunohler joins Scott and co-host John Lennon for a spoOoky episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! After John catches us up on his recent plan to reboot Stranger Things, Kurt talks about his new special “Perfectly Stupid,” being a dad, and putting up an immersive Halloween themed play. Plus, COOTER the supercomputer stops by to try to make Scott’s life easier.
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Welcome to comedy bang bang… to Forgotten Pocket for that catchphrase emission, and Harry Houdini, boy, very topical.
Today, if you consider what he does to be the work of the occult, what he did, of course, see, maybe he's still doing it up there in heaven.
I'd like to think there's a whole cadre of magicians up there in heaven.
You got Harry Houdini on card tricks.
You got David Blaine, is he still with us?
Or is he up there too?
Chris Angel, what's going on with him?
He's out of anyone.
And he would be the one who's up there in heaven.
Jimi Hendrix on guitar there, Bonham on drums, just accompanying them, doing some light music to accompany their magic tricks.
Anyway, it is all hollows Eve, a very spooky, very chilling episode of Comedy Bang Bang today.
Coming up a little later, we have a supercomputer.
That's interesting, a supercomputer.
We also have an artist is coming up a little later.
And we also have a comedian of note.
But before we get to any of them, let's talk to our friend here for a second.
He, look, he was dead.
So this fits with Halloween.
He was dead for a good, how long was it?
Five years? It was four years.
Four years. For 1980 to 84, I decided to come out.
1984. So you got to see live aid.
Right. You didn't take part in it.
No, I got to see it.
That's what I wanted. That's why I don't tell too many people I'm still doing music, because I want to see all the shows.
You go, I go to a concert.
There was a, you come on stage and you talk for a little while.
To talk for it. I would talk with a melody in your voice.
Oh yeah, they want you to sing.
If you've got the trick.
They try to trick me that way.
Yeah, but of course we're talking about our good friend, John Lennon. Hello, welcome back.
How are you doing?
Let's, don't turn the tables on me, John.
Sorry. The questions are for you, my good friend.
Right. You keep them coming and I will answer them as true as I can.
You are, of course, you're not technically a ghost.
Are you? No, I'm alive and well.
I don't, yeah.
You're not a zombie.
If anyone's listening to the show, this is the first show they've heard.
John Lennon and me died in 1980, shot in the body, blood everywhere, died.
Right there in the body.
Right in the body.
A hard place to get shot in.
Well, it's the biggest part of you.
And it went in the blood, you know, if we've just come out.
It goes in, blood comes out.
It's like, it's like one for them, one for you.
One B for a B.
Bullet to blood.
So I'm dead in the ground and you know, as we just talked about, I didn't like it anymore.
I wanted to get out.
So you get out, you can do it.
And anyone can do this.
Anyone can do it, they choose.
Yeah. And a few people have, but you're maybe one of the most famous who has died.
Probably the most famous.
That was, yes, there are a few guys in my cemetery got out, but you know what, we don't know them.
To make sure the name would be.
To make it out at the same time, how do you know this happened?
Like right, simultaneous?
Yeah, you know, when I got out to the ground, I'm sitting there for a little while.
Can you communicate with any of the other bodies?
If they come out and they're alive, just say what you and I are talking.
So yeah, I was sitting there.
You have to have microphones.
Right. And I'm sort of scratching my head thinking, you're dusting myself off with a wing of the white suit, and thinking to myself, well, what's going on here?
Am I back alive?
So I'm sitting there and I'm seeing other people come out too.
So over, was it Halloween or something?
Why was everyone coming out at the same time?
It was, it was 10, 31.
Yeah, oh my God, it was.
10, 31, 84.
That's right. It was Halloween day.
So it was a little less than four years because I believe you were shot in the body famously in.
In December, I want to say.
December of 1980, yeah.
Right, yeah, this day, I, you know.
Three years, ten months.
Don't cast or remember it.
Right. Oh yeah, I can only imagine.
Don't date you.
It's like I still in jail who did it.
Ah, you know, I, again.
You ever catch up with him?
No, I don't want to talk to him.
He did his thing.
You've never been to the prison just to be like, hey, let's hammer some of this.
He's doing his thing, I'm doing mine. His thing and your thing are not necessarily.
We don't need to meet anymore.
Because last time we met, it didn't go so well for the post.
Maybe this time you could be the guy doing it to him.
I don't want to do that.
Shouldn't people get the death penalty if they are convicted of a crime because life in prison takes 60 years, 70 years sometimes.
If you get the death penalty, you get put in the ground, then you can just get right back up.
This talk of in my politics days are over.
I'm not getting into that stuff anymore.
I'm not doing it.
I'm here to have a good time now.
You're just here to have fun, Hunter.
I'm here in LA to have a good time.
Yeah, that's right. Welcome to LA.
I don't come here, but I just got off a plane.
Last time I saw you was in New York City.
We were on stage.
We were on stage.
We were chit chatting.
We were chit chatting.
A bunch of people were interrupting us.
Those people being, people would come on stage.
The actual guests on the show.
The audience interrupting with a laughter.
With these noises they were not sure.
They were just trying to have a real conversation with you.
So why are you in LA?
I'm pitching a show with Wolf Blitzer.
Now Finn Wolfheart.
So my brain's all over the place.
I just got off the plane.
Should Wolf Blitzer get involved though?
I think we're two wolves.
Oh, actually this is perfect.
Because what we're doing, we're going to need some spooky stuff.
We're doing a strange of things.
Sort of, what do you say?
I believe it's still on the air, isn't it?
Another season is still coming, but you guys are good.
Well we want to get in because what, right when that.
Reboots are happening quicker and quicker these days.
I thought the whole thing was that show was on.
I read the other day it was like Zoe Deffchanel is iffy on the new girl reboot.
I'm like this fucking show just ended like six months ago, didn't it?
She's the girl.
Well you know the way writing takes a while, just getting deals in takes a few months.
Oh man, boy, legal.
So by the time that goes the show will be gone and almost forgotten.
So we got to, this was Finn's idea.
We got to get in early.
Get in early and often.
Okay, so what's happening in your reboot?
We're doing, it's basically the same thing.
It's basically everyone's.
Upside down, spooky stuff.
Upside down, spooky stuff.
Why don't Araya's gonna be in it?
That's slightly different names.
The name of the show, Ozz's, was a stranger things, unique stuff.
So this is a reboot of stranger things, but you're calling it something different.
Legally we can't call it that, so we're putting it on Hulu and we're doing it called a unique stuff.
Right, now I'm gonna be in it.
I'm gonna be one of the teachers.
As I recall, stranger things, the teachers don't factor prominently into the plot.
That's gonna be the huge difference.
By the way, you know.
This time the teachers take control.
As they should.
As they should, way back when.
Like all these kids running around.
Discipline them and spank them.
That's corporal punishment is gonna be.
Big part of it.
The message in the show.
I thought you said you weren't political anymore.
That's the only thing, the only issue I stand for about it.
Right, for children.
So unique things.
Unique stuff, sorry.
Cover to you on Hulu as soon as we can get it done, written, inked.
Whenever these legal eagles sign the paperwork.
Thank you very much.
And Finn is involved, is he gonna act?
He's gonna be in it, right?
He's just gonna be his character.
The whole thing is he's gonna get zapped in from a different world.
Okay, so this is like an alternate universe kind of thing?
Right, yeah, maybe it'll be the upside down, who knows.
Yeah, I always find it very desperate when people suddenly go to a multiverse.
You know, with their things.
It's a cash grab for sure.
That's what we're doing.
And you are acting, which is interesting.
Because you don't want people to know that you're alive necessarily.
That's the thing I'm gonna move.
Or Yoko especially.
I'll have prosthetics on.
Sort of like Brendan Fraser in his new movie, The Whale.
The Whale, right.
We got the same person, we got the same effects group.
Same fat suit?
No, we're not doing it.
Are you doing a skinnier suit?
We're doing no skinnier, it's all just a bigger nose and chin.
How could they do a skinnier suit?
I would have to be a compression.
I guess that's just Spanx.
Yeah, it's just compression Spanx.
We have a lot of prosthetics, I'm wearing Spanx.
I'll have a pair of Spanx on my head.
Out of my wig.
I'm telling you, Scott, it's this day it makes everyone crazy.
That's a good idea, but you say it.
What's your character's name?
And what does he teach?
It's gonna be Jeremy Lennon.
And he teaches music at high school.
At the middle school, because the kids are still in middle school.
So how is Finn gonna age himself down?
A smoothing process.
So you're Mr. Lennon, you teach music.
Right, teach music.
I'm really worried Yoko's gonna see this in real life.
I'm worried too, now that you mentioned it.
I don't know if she has a Hulu account.
You should have checked that before you went in and took a meeting at Hulu.
Look, we went all over town pitching this thing.
Hulu was the only one who bit.
And once you get a bite, you sign it.
Oh yeah, sign on the daughter's life.
Did they buy it in the room or did they take a walk?
They bought it.
I could have come in with anything.
I mean, he's so hot right now in Hollywood.
Yeah, except it was turned down everywhere else.
So you could have gone, but to Hulu.
All right, interesting.
I know, it's very interesting.
The whole process has been very interesting for me.
So, I mean, this is sort of like how Game of Thrones, I don't know if you were ever watching that.
Another show that had to White Walkers and spooky stuff.
A lot like you.
Bring some of them, zap some of them in a garage show too.
Sure, why not?
But this is a lot like how they were finishing this TV show while the books are still not yet finished.
You're trying to do unique stuff while the first show is not finished.
And we're hoping books will be written about our show in the future.
It'd be so good.
Like nonfiction books?
Just because it's advertisement.
We're going into this whole opportunity.
It's an opportunity.
It's a money cash grab opportunity for everyone if they want to play ball and want to get rich.
That's the big part of the world series.
Oh, God, you can't get away.
Yes, I'll be walking down.
It's going, going foul.
I hate when that happens.
I hate it.
The pitcher, there's one guy on the field, the pitcher is smiling as big as he can.
He loves it.
Hey, I'm still around.
Hey, can't take me out yet.
The coach throws his hat down.
Damn, we can't do anything about it.
That's the thing.
Coaches are stymied by these pitchers getting foul balls.
Why don't they just run the whole damn show?
I know, exactly.
You haven't seen a manager go out there like he's going to pull the guy out and he does.
And he just grabs the ball and he starts pitching.
I would like to see that.
I'd like to see that, too.
He's like, I don't want to be better than this guy.
I'm already dressed for the bot.
I've warmed up my arm.
I've warmed up my arm, giving him the thumbs outside.
Get out of here, sign.
I've wind up getting him out of there.
We get back to Wolf Blitzer just for one moment.
I do want to finish that.
Finn Wolfhard, I think.
Well, you made, well, I want, no, you had a good idea getting Wolfie in there because he could be a Wolf man.
So we'll do that.
I just want to make sure we're doing.
How often does he get requests from SNL or the major sketch shows?
Oh, he's getting them.
The Mad TVs, the Amy Schumer sketch show.
Where is he?
But yeah, what is he?
Black Lady sketch show.
Does he, how many requests does he get a year to be like, do you mind playing a Wolf man in the sketch?
I bet he's soliciting himself.
He probably wouldn't need a ton of hair applied.
Just take the glasses off, Wolf.
And we'll darken you up a bit.
We'll put a little whiskers on you, baby.
Chest hair prosthetic.
Put some chains on you, lock you up.
Make sure the moon's out.
Wolf Blitzer, he's there delivering the news at the desk.
He falls down behind the desk, gets up, it's just him again.
But he's going, argh.
Still trying to do the news the best he can.
It's just in, I'm a Wolf man.
It's just in there's some unique stuff happening over in Ridge.
What's the name?
What will name the town, Ridge Crest?
You really should think of this stuff before you pitch.
You know, when you go to a pitch, all you talk about is, who wants to make money and Wolf's going to be in it?
Finn Hart and Wolf Hart and everybody.
Ironheart, Finn Hart.
I'll tell you, I woke up so damn early this morning to get on the plane.
I can't make sense of myself.
Yeah, do you fly private or do you?
I fly public.
And I was sitting there with, I think.
You've got to be worried that Yoko's going to get on one of these planes when I'm in it.
Where is she going?
Anytime I go to New York from LA, I always see someone that I know on the plane.
OK, do you see, you know, 1960s, 70s weirdo artists?
I have never come across Yoko on the plane.
But I would imagine someone in my circles has.
I'd imagine she'd be in first class too, private.
So you're in the back?
I'm in the back.
I seem to have every child, baby on the plane sitting by me today.
And screaming their heads off.
I said to myself.
Babies are the worst.
I wouldn't say that.
No, they're not.
They're wonderful when they're quiet on the plane.
We'll talk to our guest about that.
Oh, that'd be interesting.
Yeah, that would be so interesting.
It could get interesting.
I've heard the talking about being a parent is not good for comedy.
I read that in The New York Times.
I'm staying steering clear of this topic.
So you're tired?
You know, I'm just loopy.
So if I say something like, Wolf in Hard, we can understand.
No, we understand that.
We understand that.
Yeah, you're like you've just gone 10 rounds with.
With a Wolfman.
I'd like to see that.
You boxing, John Lennon boxing Wolf Blitzer.
And then, OK, it's sort of like a Decathlon, but just two events.
So a two, two, Cthalon.
Duothalon, where like you box and then you have to deliver the news.
Oh, that's good.
And if you can even hit the head so much, if you can get a sentence out, that's good.
I think this is good.
This is just in.
You're creating Russian war as having a great time.
You know, that's not good.
Well, you said it to me with like you're going to kill me.
So today would be the day for it.
It really would.
And if you get that's the thing, though.
That's why murder is not that big of a deal.
If you die, you just like get back up.
You're back again.
Just no one chooses to do it because.
They don't know.
They don't know.
Because they don't they don't teach it.
You're here to tell people about this.
They won't talk about it in school.
They won't talk about it in even the higher learning establishments, colleges, universities, that type of thing.
And it's really a shame.
It's really a shame.
Did you also stop aging as well?
We don't know.
Can you do that after you're dead?
Or I'm aging.
But I'm aging well.
I'm doing it gracefully.
You know, recently.
Lennon don't crack.
I don't know.
Lennon don't fly back to his client unless he gets caught by his ex-wife.
Current well, I mean, you're presumed dead.
I mean, they saw it.
I don't know what the legal thing about that is.
If you come back to life, have you still married the person?
That is left alone I guess, in my case Oh.
Some people got remarried in that five year stretch.
Right, right, right.
I saw Doctor Strange.
He's a strange guy.
Strange guy, love the movie, love Doctor Strange.
He's a little weird.
He's off the charts, weird.
They should have called him like Mr. Weird.
Maybe we could use that in this new unique stuff show.
Mr. Weird pops by and does whatever he does.
All right, John.
Well, I need you here as my co-host for this very, very spooky show.
On the old days, you would have said spooky Halloween.
Oh, oh my god.
I've thrown that.
You're OK now.
You don't get scared by this kind of stuff.
I've thrown that childish stuff aside.
Did you get?
I'm just, you know, I'm in the business now.
Did you get scared so hard that you came around the other side?
I got scared when I went to a haunted house last weekend.
Did I tell you?
A real one?
No, you didn't tell me.
I didn't email you about that?
No, I was emailing everybody.
You've never emailed everyone?
Lots of people.
Lots of people.
You went to a haunted house.
I can't believe I put you off the list on that one.
I got to get back on the street. I emailed this list of people and said, you know, I went to a haunted house.
Can I say the word I want to say?
I don't know what that word is.
It begins with an H.
Yeah, I think if it's the typical H word that I'm thinking of, scared the heck out of me.
Look, I'm trying to have some fun on your show.
I believe we've had a dull badge, I think.
I blame myself.
I was ready for my dismount.
Oh, yeah, you're trying to bring out a guess.
We don't need to hear you.
You wanted to talk about this haunted house.
No, I don't really want to.
The haunted house was so scary that I got to the end and I saw the Dracula at the end, you know, who goes in for the bite.
That's a good haunted house always has a Dracula at the end.
He goes in for the bite.
He's like, OK, you've gotten through all the rest of this, but now guess who's back?
Guess who's back?
And he's going in for the bite and his fangs fell out of his mouth and I said, you know what the hell am I so scared of all?
Yeah, just some regular, you know, asshole.
Some college student.
Right, some fuck off.
Make it minimum wage.
What is minimum wage these days, by the way?
Is it like 25, 30 dollars an hour?
I would assume probably.
Probably all the better to buy Apple TV Plus with.
Boy, that can be.
I tell you, I was pricing it the other day.
It's it's 50.
Sometimes it's as much as $500 a month.
At the end of a year subscription, you're like, I could have bought a mid-sized sedan for the money.
I spent on it.
I could have bought a seat on the board of Apple.
Boy, it's it's I just don't understand it, but it's great to have you here.
It's great to be here.
Are you ready for our first guest?
I've been waiting my whole life for this moment.
He's a wonderful comedian, a comedian of note.
He has many specials out.
He co-created a show, the name of which has escaped me, but I looked it up right before I came on.
Maybe he'll tell me what it is.
And he has a new special called Perfectly Stupid, which just came out and he is our old friend.
Please welcome Kurt Brandt-Oler.
Thank you for having me.
This is John Lennon.
I'm a big fan.
So this is a little nervous.
No, don't be nervous.
I'm a big fan of yours.
I'm a big fan of coming back from the dead.
I do music.
You do music.
Oh, that's cool.
What is your band?
I'm a band.
It's the Beatles.
We're not together.
Okay, that's cool.
We were big in the 60s, 70s.
I mean, you've been big every decade since.
You'd say they're big right now?
I mean, with the get back documentary, I mean, they had a big huge resurgence, I would say.
I'd hear your music on the radio then.
You mute her, heard me on the LDs, rock and roll stations.
Probably AM at this point or Sirius.
Hey, the residuals still cash themselves.
They cash themselves?
I don't know.
I would just like to mention that, you know, obviously your listeners can't see this, but because it's a spooky episode, I just like to note that there is a microphone that's just been pointed down at the floor as if a ghost dog is going to be a guest on this show.
If you hear a, it's like a combination of boo and woof.
It's like boof.
Then you'll know it's the ghost dog.
Or it's John Farting, I'm not sure.
That was better than what I was going to say.
I was like, Shilabuff rolling around the ground.
I said his last name.
Kurt, welcome back to the show.
You're of course our old friend.
We did we or did we not go on tour together?
The, that first comedy bang bang tour that we ever did.
You were the wonderful opening act for us.
I opened the show and that was when Bunk was on the air.
Bunk, which I still have the glass for.
I sent you a picture of that about a year ago.
That's amazing that that has not broken yet.
Or you haven't gotten rid of it.
You said that yours broke years and years ago.
Mine's gone years ago.
But I still have swag from Bunk in my kitchen.
And that was of course the fake game show.
Is it fair to say it's a fake game show?
It was a fake game show.
It was all improvised and just like, yeah, one of our, one of our games was insult this puppy.
And we had real puppies that had been living inside the the contestants like desks for quite some time.
The contestants desks?
The people who.
The people who are competing.
So then they had to reach in and there was a live puppy inside.
I love when they have to hold up a puppy.
Maybe you don't have a son.
Not their own personal desks.
No, no, no.
For weeks and weeks.
And you were the host of that and we were paired together.
And so IFC, the network that we were on, are they still a network?
I can't quite tell.
I don't think so.
But documentary now is just came out.
I was like, what?
Their first show in eight years.
That's a good point.
I think they are on and they just show Halloween.
They just show that movie.
About the vagina with teeth that was always our lead in.
Oh, Vagina Dintata.
Was that what it was?
Do I think so?
I just always remember it ended with it biting the penis of a guy off.
And then of course they fast forward the credits.
Like you see this penis lying on the ground in blood.
Fast forwarded credits as clips from my show.
We're like, get set for this.
And then my show would come on.
It'd be like, what the fuck is going on?
And then we were paired with you and that was a lot of, that was a fun year.
That was very fun.
And then we went around the country and.
We had some good times.
Did we not?
I remember listening to Twin Shadow with you in Washington, D.C.
You bought me that record.
And you very nicely and you said, you'll really like this based on everything we've been talking about music wise.
I don't know about politics or anything like that.
And I remember you said, he's sort of like a cross.
What are the things you like?
And I told you and you said, okay, you'll like Twin Shadow.
He's kind of a cross between Prince and Morrissey.
And then Twin Shadow was on this very show.
And I told him that you bought me the record and said that he was a cross between Prince and Morrissey and he visibly winced.
What do you think of that?
Why would you wince at that?
Those are too good.
They're too great.
Well, I mean Morrissey, these days, but it's back then.
Okay, it was back then.
Okay, I get it.
And no one wants to be compared, right?
No artist wants to be compared to another artist.
He's just Twin Shadow.
Yeah, he's just himself.
And he was on the TV show and this and then I got free tickets to his show.
Oh, that's nice.
And all because of you.
I'm happy I could help.
By buying me a $9.99 album.
It was actually a CD?
No, it was an iTunes.
I sent it to you.
You sent it to me.
It was very, very thoughtful.
I'm really enjoying it.
Now tell me about this perfectly stupid...
This sounds like Dare to Be Stupid, which is a weird Al song, but it's not that?
No, it's slightly different.
Yeah, it's a comedy special and you can watch it right now.
Is it Perfect Strangers?
It's no, it's very similar, though.
So it's a cross between Perfect Strangers and Dare to Be Stupid.
Imagine a weird Al song and the TV show from 1982 Perfect Strangers with good Balkatokamus, where he rides, he definitely rides in a hay bale to America.
Do you remember that?
I do not remember that.
I think of the early credit sequence.
Yeah, you see him getting in a hay bale and then he rides in America.
Does he go on a boat at any point?
We don't see the rest of his journey.
But we can assume.
Where did he come from?
Just another country?
Yeah, I think it was a fictional country.
Yeah, it was like, Kazakastan or something.
Sorry, sorry, sorry.
So, perfectly stupid.
Tell us, how is this different from you?
Because we've all enjoyed your previous specials, of course.
Oh, thank you.
How is this one different?
What's the subject matter?
What is the length?
Those are the two questions I have.
Well, it comes in at a sweet 57 minutes.
All right, so if you've got an hour, you got three minutes extra, something else to do.
Okay, so fill that time.
I call that cleaning up the popcorn time.
It gets on your shirt.
It's not sweet enough.
You're laughing so much.
Right, you're laughing.
You're having a great time.
You're throwing popcorn everywhere.
I got three minutes to sweep up before I've got to get to bed.
You still sleep, John Lennon?
Oh, yeah, I do.
No, I'm alive.
Isn't it too much like being dead, though?
This must be terrible.
Couldn't you choose not to sleep?
No, I sleep five hours a night.
I'm up all night doing what God knows what at my house, playing video games, and doing puzzle things.
But you have a very strict bedtime, it sounds like.
2 a.m. I got to be in the sack.
And you're starting his special at 1 a.m. on the dot.
This special is all about, it's all about me becoming a dad.
Which, according to the New York Times, is fraught territory for a stand-up comedian.
I'm staying out of it.
And yeah, it taught a little bit about how my dad didn't really prepare me to be a dad and how.
In what way?
Like he never gave you any advice or anything like that?
He didn't show me how to have sex.
He didn't show me how to become a dad.
He never had sex in front of you to show you how to have sex?
What is going on with this guy?
Half of the specials about.
Call child services to get this man locked up.
Half the specials about how my dad never boned in front of me.
To show me how to do it.
And how you would like to do that in front of not only your own child, but everyone in the world.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
And so half of the.
Half of the.
You're having only fans, by the way.
You want to plug.
You're having only fans.
Well, that's what perfectly stupid is.
Half of it is me boning to show you how to become a dad.
If you want it to become one.
You have a really good stroke, I have to say.
Thank you so much.
Thank you very much.
The jokes as the comedy portion before or after the sex pause.
The jokes never stop.
But I slowly undress.
And then show people how to bone.
Oh, the undressing and redressing is the other half of the special.
OK, I got it.
And there's not too much.
From jokes to strokes.
It's exactly that.
That would have been a better title.
You should call me next time.
OK, I will.
When I'm looking for a title for my next comedy special.
So it's all about you.
How new of a father are you?
I have a five and a three year old.
Five and a three.
At some point they're going to be nine and 11.
That's going to be a little insensitive.
That's going to be a tough year.
That'll be a tough year.
I'll never tell people their ages at that point.
I'll say this one's 10 and 12 months.
And that one's nine.
So you, not to give anything away in the special.
You could talk a little more real.
You don't have to dip into material or anything like that.
But that was, it seemed like it was some sort of a shift for you.
Where it was an important enough subject to tackle on this special.
And also, you know, my mom died right before we found out my wife was pregnant with our first child.
Sorry to hear that.
And so it's a lot about that as well towards the end.
And so right before, so she never got to hear.
No, no, no.
It was literally we found out the day after my mom's funeral.
Well, it was so crazy.
Would be weird to think if the news came in the middle of the funeral.
During the funeral.
It was a telegram.
You guys pregnant.
Why are we getting telegrams at the funeral?
That was big news.
You'll want to know this.
We did have a ticker.
We had we had a ticker in there because I always want to know the stocks.
So even at my mom's funeral, I had a glass ticker that would just read the stocks.
And the sports scores, of course, up there on the.
I did have a big LED as well.
It went around the church.
Sure, of course.
Because anywhere you were, if you were speaking, if you were sitting, you wanted to be able to see it.
And also most of Hollywood, you know, most most deadline information came up there as well.
Of course, yeah.
Boy told you.
Remember that from deadline?
Boy told you?
No, not boy told you.
I was saying boy.
And then I went into told you.
Do you remember when the late, the late great Nikki Fink?
She, I don't know that.
Yeah, it just happened.
I literally told you.
Yeah, she used to say told you.
That was her catchphrase.
It was the only catchphrase that has a DJ in the middle.
Other than a DJ saved my life.
Other than that.
That's true. That's a good one.
So you so you got that news.
It must have been mixed emotions at that point.
And also my mom was a pediatric nurse.
And so and I think a part of the special what it's about is realizing that like once you become a parent is kind of the first time you view your parents as something as actual human beings as other than mom and dad.
See, I disagree because I around five I was like, these guys are my peers.
You seem problematic, dad.
And so you start to relate to the to what you viewed as maybe mistakes that they made with you, but now you're like maybe a little more forgiving of those or not to put words in your mouth.
I could have just asked you how you felt about it.
You know, it's the script before the show next time, Scott.
I think my dad, you know, I have seven siblings from my dad's side.
So my dad, as I say, loves to fuck, hates wearing condoms.
He's like a Herschel Walker.
He really loves to do it.
So anytime I hear about that Herschel.
And that's what made me so mad is obviously he's doing it all the time.
He couldn't show me once.
He couldn't show me once.
Anytime I think about that Herschel Walker, I'm just like, this guy loves fucking so much.
Like he just like every day of the week, is he out there fucking?
He loves it.
I don't want to get involved.
I don't do believe you.
He just must love the act of sex.
He's like a sex monster.
We should ask my dad.
I bet he enjoys the end result is the best part.
Well, I, the kids, the abortions.
I'm dipping my toe into an area.
I said, yeah, stay out.
Be careful, John.
All right, all right, all right.
Cutting people off.
Very spooky show talking about dead babies.
But so, and of course it is Halloween.
We're talking about your mother's funeral.
I just want to tie it down and do it.
Spooky, do you know, do you know?
This is a true story.
So my mom died in July in October.
I was asked to put on a play inside a hotel room in New York City at the Washington Square Hotel.
And so they're like, it's a, it's a, it's for Halloween.
So it's a Halloween theme.
And what my wife and I did.
I cannot fucking believe we did this.
We wrote this like, like, you know, what was that immersive theater thing in New York City?
There's the Tony and Tina's wedding.
There's the sleep no more.
Sleep no more.
So we wrote this sleep no more.
So it had like two or three hotel rooms that were all attached to each other.
And in the fight, I cannot believe we did this.
We were like processing my mom's death in real time.
In the light, it was all about like her being sick and it was like sickness.
And like at one point the lights in the room shut off and you just hear like a heartbeat.
And you're in the light.
It's like 12 audience members at a time.
So they're in pitch black with this like really thunderous heartbeat.
And then one at a time they're taken out and they're walked in.
And they're walked into a room where we have a like an elderly actress who's in bed dying.
And she's my mom.
And then they have to, and then my wife and I'm at her feet, like just crying, just sob.
And we, and then Lauren would be like, is there, do you want to say anything?
Do you want to say, do you want to say goodbye or anything like that?
And they could say, they could choose to say it or not.
And then some people would like come up and sit down with this actress and like just like all this emotionally like come out or some people just come out and like, you know, kiss her or whatever like that.
And then people would like come out and they would be handed a phone.
And then Bruce Springsteen to the Atlantic city would play as they walk slowly down like eight floors.
And then they finally get to Dracula and use their teeth.
And then this teeth fall out and then they're like, it wasn't scary at all.
Not bad at all.
That's, I cannot believe we did that.
Well, that's, I mean, I guess it's a way to process what was going on.
Ben make a lot of other people process it.
That's why I love it in an artist to make me go through their grief and when I'm not experienced.
That was the most selfish art.
We're other guests at the hotel in the hallway.
What is going on in these two rooms?
Yeah, because it was definitely like there's a show happening in one of the hotel rooms.
And I don't think they told them.
And the rest was still all functioning?
And I'm staying there.
I'm staying there.
I'm going to do the tonight show.
I'm going to stay in that hotel.
Oh, that's here in town?
Oh no, in New York.
Oh, I forgot where the tonight show was.
I thought it was still in Burbank.
What about Jay Leno?
What about him?
Yeah, you know what I mean?
Love his cars.
He had something.
He had good cars.
We can all agree on that.
Everybody loves his cars.
We can all, I mean, look, you may not like his comedy.
You may love his comedy.
He had great cars.
We all agree on that.
And you may not even like the cars, but he had no regrets.
But they were great.
You have to agree there.
They were all that.
You don't even have to hate them.
They're great cars.
You have to admit there's a lot of them.
No, there's a lot of cars.
There's a lot of cars.
Get a lot of cars.
We got to, look, there's no disputing those facts.
And he bought them with the money he made on the tonight show?
He still hasn't touched that, if you can believe it.
At what point does he finally get to open that up and be like, he doesn't have kids?
Who's he going to get?
Do you think when he passes away, God, and look, I know this is a very morbid show.
Yeah, I know it's getting there.
But when he's up there in heaven doing, he's like, the magicians are opening for him.
And then he comes out and does a solid hour after that.
OK, so wait.
Just so I understand heaven.
So there's musicians who play for the magicians.
And then the magicians open for Jay Leto.
Open for Ledo.
OK, I just want to make sure the order of the things.
And the mathematicians are the audience.
They don't have any.
Yeah, Einstein only.
And the other ones, you know, they're all his buddies.
So why do we, why is Jay Leto?
It wouldn't be Johnny Carson.
It wouldn't be anybody else.
Oh, it is Jay.
I mean, this is, you know, he's on Mondays.
But when he gets up there or when he passes on, is he going to give all of that money away to someone?
I'm sure he's got a plan for it.
He's going to give it to the magic club out there in Hermosa Beach or, you know, where he likes to go to all the time.
It becomes a superstructure of some sort.
Like science comedy.
They use all the money to add additions.
They use one of his books from the 80s.
As they're finally the tenets of their religion.
Anyway, back to you, Kurt.
So this is.
It sounds like a newsman all of a sudden.
Back to you.
Hey, I would best you in that part of our duathlon.
With the shots I'm taking on the head.
Because I'm not a fight to go ahead.
So this special is about these subjects and more.
But it's also fun.
It's like it's very, it's packed with jokes.
It's joke, joke, joke, joke, joke.
But it also does have.
It's hard to write all those.
An emotional core.
Is it hard to write jokes?
I mean, you say there's a lot of them.
You know, people say.
Let's say 57 minutes.
I'm going to tell you.
40 jokes, maybe.
I'm going to say 48 jokes.
In 57 minutes.
That's my guarantee to you.
48 jokes in 57 minutes.
But the rest is like facial expressions.
And like you kind of stick it out your tongue.
It's dense silence.
Do you hold up pictures of funny cartoons and things?
And just point it.
Like in this for a second.
Check this out.
It's not a joke, but it makes you feel pretty good.
Let me move on now with what I'm going to say.
Now I got a question for you.
When you had the idea to do a special, did you, were you doing comedy?
And you said, oh, these are a bunch of, I'm doing a lot of dad jokes.
Let's put that into the special.
Or did you say, I'm going to do a special about being a dad?
Now let's write the joke.
Or was it just like you?
So I was going to do a third option.
What's the, give it to me.
Because maybe I don't know what I did.
Were you just doing a lot of material around town about whatever was on your mind?
And then you, at the end of it, you, you were like, holy shit, this is a lot of dad jokes.
Yeah, it's kind of option one.
Oh, was it?
More or less.
Or were you just kind of like doing a lot of jokes, and then you figured out like, oh, wow, these are a lot of dad jokes.
Oh, did you say, did you say I want to do a dad joke special?
And then write it that way, which was option two.
Or did you, oh, do you want to say option one again?
Or should I?
Why don't you go ahead?
I'll do option two.
So did you, were just doing comedy around town?
So there's a lot of dad type jokes here.
Third option, were you maybe like, I want to do a special all based on dad jokes.
The fourth option, I don't want to do a special.
I thought you were special.
Finally, a new option.
And then I was forced.
I was forced.
They pay you a lot upfront to do these, right?
The lucrativeness of comedy specials is heralded, I think, everyone knows how much money you can make on comedy specials.
Now, are you touching that money yet, that you're just going off?
How are you buying your college?
Are you hoping Jay Leno gives you someone he passes on?
Well, I have been sitting outside his house.
Hope if he knows.
What if he split up?
He's got to have hundreds of millions of dollars.
What if he split it up between every comedian?
That'd be great.
And they all get equal share.
But how do we define a comedian?
You've got to give that a special.
Anybody with a podcast gets $1,000.
I would respect it.
It's like George Lucas used to be so mad at him about those prequels.
And then he gave all that money, like $2 billion or whatever he sold Star Wars for to education.
I was just like, I can't be mad at you anymore.
Jay Leno were to just like give $1,000 to anyone with a podcast.
It would be the weirdest flex.
It would be so weird.
I'd be like, what?
It's got to be a current podcast.
It can't be a Dormin podcast.
You gave it away to education.
Did you read the fine print on that, though?
What's the fine print?
I didn't read it.
It was all Wookie education.
He said it off in his face.
That's why they've got such a great office.
He just put it on a rocket and just blasted into the streets?
To the hairy people from my movie.
I don't know where you live exactly, Bob.
Hell with their names.
I don't know.
I get to get this money out of here.
I don't know where you live.
I don't pay for it.
I got to get to bed.
I got to go to bed.
Well, this is a wonderful special from what I'm told and from what I read in the New York Times.
It's called Perfectly Stupid.
How do people get this?
You can go to my website, Perfectly Stupid dot com, and it'll link to everywhere you can watch it.
And starting November 16th, you can watch it on Amazon and anywhere you get video on demand.
And then down the line, it'll be somewhere else.
It'll be on YouTube probably in the new year.
Way down the line.
Go get it now.
Go get it now.
And it's actually cheaper if you go to Perfectly Stupid.
If you go watch it right now, it's on what's called the moment.
And moment is kind of just like a way to get comedy specials directly to fans.
There's a whole bunch of add-ons you can do.
Because a lot of fans are out there.
They're like, just traveling through the streets going, where are the comedy specials?
But you're getting them to the actual fans.
I get it to them by having a website that they've just heard of today.
Perfectly stupid dot com and Perfectly Stupid is the show.
We need to take a break.
Kerry, can you stick around?
I sure can.
John, I will call you Jay.
I have Jay Leno on the brain.
What if you were Jay Leno instead?
Can you come back as Jay Leno?
If I die?
Oh, you want to be what?
Just like die again and then come back as Jay Leno.
No, you've got to come back as yourself.
We need to take a break.
When we come back, we have a supercomputer.
This is exciting.
Very spooky show today.
We'll be right back with more Comedy Bang Bang after this.
Comedy Bang Bang, we're back.
I want to say Jay Leno again.
I know who I am.
Two very similar names, though.
You've got to admit that.
John Lennon, Jay Leno.
I mean, the initials alone are exactly the same.
JFL, that's just for laughs.
Which I hope to get into next year.
I'm going to really work on some of that.
You want to be a new face?
I want to be a new face.
This old face?
In the music comedy area.
Kurt, is it not the 10th anniversary of you being a comic to watch?
Oh my god, is it?
I think it might be.
I think it is.
Now, you can watch them.
That's the whole thing.
Finally, it came true.
Finally, you can watch me, a comic to watch from just for laughs, 2012.
Perfectly Stupid is the special and Perfectly Stupid dot coms where you can find links to it anywhere and Kerbrunner is here.
And we need to get to our next guest.
I want to say it.
I don't know what pronouns to use, but it is a supercomputer.
Please welcome a supercomputer.
I'm computer on board.
Operator, technical, electric robot.
You can call me Cuta, the supercomputer.
Cuta, the supercomputer.
Cuta, the supercomputer.
Yes, I'd like to begin our onboarding process.
Voice recognition startup.
Please state your name.
Scott Ackerman, host of Comedy Bang Bang.
Recognizing voice, completed.
Thank you, Scott Ackerman.
No problem, yeah.
Is there anything else to the onboarding processors?
Just doing my name and recognizing the voice.
Tell me about your favorite morning.
My favorite morning?
Like morning, like morning apparent?
I want to be perfect.
It is the Halloween episode.
I want to be perfect for you, Scott.
Oh, don't we all?
Yeah, it's so nice to meet you.
I really wish you had powered on before I said your name, but I really appreciate it.
It didn't take too long.
I can be faster next time.
You sound like you have an accent.
I'm wondering if he's from the Moles of Scotland.
This is either.
Or it sounds like Shrek.
This was the voice that was programmed for me, powering on.
Say one word first.
I don't want to go on again.
Say the word donkey for us.
I think you're Shrek.
You're not a super computer.
It certainly is not intentional.
They just gave you Shrek's voice.
That's so rude.
If you do not like my current programming, I can change my voice.
Can you change it?
I know Google Maps or whatever.
You can change it to an English version.
Would you like to hear my voice options?
Very similar to.
A little more.
You nearly heard.
I don't even know the saying.
Is this your god?
He has Gilbert Godfrey.
Did he record all that before you passed on?
Option five sounds very similar to option one.
Which option would you prefer, Scott?
Let me process.
That's what I lied for on my song.
Well, you added gajoo.
Thank you for my new voice, Scott.
OK, a little more nasal.
Changed a little bit.
A little bit.
Changed from what the sample was.
Is this voice perfect for you?
Well, just to get things rolling along, yes.
The voice is perfect, yes.
So nice to meet you.
Do you have a name or?
Cooter the supercomputer.
How are you spelling that, Coota?
Cooter the supercomputer.
You don't need to spell supercomputer, by the way.
I think you know how to do that.
This is Kerr Braehler.
Do you know his work, his commentary?
I'm happy to learn about you.
I'd like to be perfect for you.
There's a little Werner Herzog in your voice as well.
What are you, a Reddit committer, trying to figure out what my voice is like?
Oh, it kind of sounds like Paul F. Domkins.
He's been on so much.
How could you avoid it?
Hard not to sound like him.
Yes, I am me, Coota.
He's got you doing it.
Coota the supercomputer.
I'm a user interface computer system.
I'm all around you.
I'm in you.
We are neural linked.
Oh, we are?
Neural link process finished.
Oh, you've been doing this the entire time?
Yes, onboarding process completed.
Coot, coot, coot, coot, coot.
I got to finish that lyric.
What does he mean, onboarding?
I truly don't know.
What do you mean, onboarding, Coota?
I'll ask you.
It means that I'm now part of your integrated system for ease of life and other computing needs.
A fine integrated system.
So this is something to help me as I travel.
But because a lot of times I use this device in my hand, this is a phone.
Yes, I'm in there.
You're in the phone.
Do I need the phone anymore?
Can I throw it away?
No, you don't need it.
Can I just throw it in the trash?
You just need me, Scott.
Will you tell me when my wife texts me or calls me or anything like this?
Yes, and I can do it in any way you'd like.
How do you mean?
I could go, my wife.
Can you sound like her?
I don't think I want to say.
Thank you for making me avoid that.
I want to make your life easy.
I want to learn about you.
What are some of the things you do?
Anything and everything.
I can read the time.
Read the time.
Times or the time?
Yeah, the New York Times, the Old Gray Lady.
I can read you the newspaper.
I can read you a clock.
I can make your mornings perfect.
I can make your lunch afternoon perfect.
How does he know perfect?
What's he talking about?
Well, that third one is much different from the first two.
Do they all have to be the same for me to be accurate?
It seems a lot more intense.
I will read the clock.
The other one's making your life perfect, I don't know.
So you can read a clock.
So what time is it?
OK, I don't want to.
I can do calculation.
I feel like if I say what he just did, it's going to bust open whoever made this super computer.
He looked at a lot.
Yeah, you, a supercomputer, you are a sort of.
I project a corporeal form, so it is easier to digest my being here.
Sort of like Galactus, how he appears as a giant human.
Our minds can't promise.
Yes, I'm like any things.
Is my corporeal form fitting for you?
I can describe yourself.
Because I don't know why you appeared as this.
I look like Otto from The Simpsons.
The bus driver?
Isn't it interesting that his name is the thing he drives?
I haven't thought about that.
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
Although it's a bus, his name really should be bus.
And the dad of that show is where his name is, he's named after where he lives.
Where he lives?
I know, that's so weird.
It's like Star Wars.
It's like Skywalker.
He's a guy walking around in the skies.
There are no coincidences in the computer world.
There is only data.
What is the computer world to you?
Is it like every website?
I think it's difficult to explain, and I will say fractals.
What, are you frozen?
I feel fine resting on fractals as an answer.
He's got the vocab.
I like that.
He's got a computer vocab now.
What I want to know is how do I get cheat codes on for fucking Fortnite?
I can't beat any of the levels.
I could make you win any of the levels?
I get into the mailays, and I can't do anything.
How do you level one?
I could help you win any game.
I want your games to be perfect.
That was kind of a different.
Yeah, changing your voice.
I like it.
Some little Southern Catholic language.
Did it change?
It sure did.
He's got a lot to do.
There's a super computer that works.
Or it's learning.
I'm sorry, am I using the wrong pronouns?
I don't care.
You don't care.
I'm a computer.
If you would like me to look like a woman, I can.
Could you look like a woman?
Oh, Jenna Jamieson.
The most beautiful woman in the world.
Jenna Jamieson now.
Is this form fitting for you, Scott and company?
If you could, age down maybe about 25 years.
Ageing protocol beginning.
OK, this is more like it.
Va va voom, boys, take a look.
He said va va voom.
I said, oh, just like all her tapes, I meant to say.
As if Jenna Jamieson said that in the tapes.
It was an attempt to be humorous.
I have now downloaded all of Jenna Jamieson's tapes into your brain.
Into my brain.
Into your brain.
Right now, there's so much of that and so little of everything else.
I will remove it.
OK, thank you.
Was that overwhelming data?
OK, well, now I don't know what sex is.
You took too much out.
I will put just.
I think I know a special you need to watch.
Yeah, you can watch perfectly stupid.
You know, Cooter, in my special, and I don't mean to bring it back to myself, Cooter.
Oh, no, please.
If you guys, if whoever watches it sticks around, there's a post-credits scene, much like a Marvel movie.
Where a new character gets introduced, and that character is called Joketron.
And we actually did have a data scientist team write an algorithm and fed it like thousands of hours of stand-up comedy.
And we'll just put, you can give it a prompt, and then it'll write like 500 jokes in one second.
It'll write jokes?
Are any of them good?
It makes 500 in like one second, and of those 500, maybe one is good.
That sounds all like you showed that machine.
I could absolutely smoke it.
You could smoke it, really.
Do some jokes right now.
Give me a word.
Any word, really.
OK, I'll add Paul.
Actually, let me search the system.
180 armoires walk into a bar, and the bartender says, sorry, we do not serve armoires here.
And the armoires are like, why are you too lazy?
Are you too lazy to pour a drink?
The voice changes again.
Are you too lazy, boy?
Is that maybe what they're going to say?
Yeah, an armoire is.
I feel interrupted.
Sorry, we don't.
I feel slightly interrupted.
Oh, there's more?
There's another half?
Y'all handled it.
Oh, no, he's southern.
Kooter, how are you going to make my life easier, I mean, other than telling you the time?
I don't need to know the time that much.
I can set all over.
Once every 10 minutes, maybe.
But I have a guy, my watch is in for repair.
I have a guy calling me.
I can screen all of your phone calls.
Yes, I can organize a schedule.
Can you determine what's spam and what's not spam?
Yes, I will keep anything away from you that you do not want to see.
OK, even like people?
Physically, I can keep them away.
How do you do that?
Is it somebody going to get a head up?
Again, this is more than just a computer.
I am a fully user integrated system.
If you need defense, I can provide you with defense.
OK, like the Star Wars missile system or something?
I'm like many things.
I'm sorry I keep likening you to other things.
It's very reductive of me, I'm sure.
No, but it helps you understand what I'm doing.
That's exactly what it is.
That's why similes were invented.
We both need to learn about each other.
What is it?
What are your goals?
What are your aspirations?
I want to make your life perfect.
OK, and if it is perfect, then do you give up?
Do you go away?
I just chill by your side.
Do you have to be by my side the entire time?
I can be anywhere.
Anyone I'm not with you, I'm with you.
We are neural linked.
We are neural linked.
Can you shrink down?
I can be any size.
Would you like to see me small, John Lennon?
Small Jenna Jamison from 25 years ago.
Like one foot high.
I'm so tiny.
Oh my god.
Oh my god.
This is the appropriate size for you.
Oh yeah, that's great.
We're going to jump it around the table there.
I want to make your life perfect.
You should audition for that new Ant-Man movie.
I don't have to be stupid.
I don't have to.
I won't lose.
You're the best competition for us.
Well, OK, we won't probably in for unique stuff.
Do you have tiny characters in unique stuff?
Well, not anymore, I guess.
Battery systems falling low.
Do we need to plug you in?
Please, charge yourself.
How do I charge myself?
I need to plug into the wall.
You can put your butt on a plug.
That's not the butt plug that I usually like to do.
Then I might die.
OK, I'll put her.
Yeah, let me put my butt on the.
Ah, oh, he can feel you.
I guess he's inside my brain or something.
We are neural linked.
You're neural linked.
I forgot about that pause.
The fractals are working.
Do you have to be around me all the time?
And now that I think about it, my phone probably never leaves my side.
Even when I sleep, it's like right there on a plug in next to me.
But I feel kind of weird doing some of the stuff I do with you always in my brain.
Can I turn you off at all?
Yes, if you wish, you can say, power down, cooter.
And I will power down.
Those are the three words.
Do I need to say them in that order?
Or can I say cooter down and power?
Put her down power?
Just think about why that would work.
You being sarcastic with me, are you?
You being pushback?
I can tell that you enjoy being funny with your friends.
I could be one of your funny friends.
I don't know.
I don't know.
I don't know if this is why I'm an out-putter.
I'm sorry if my presence is too intimidating or too ever present.
OK, now you're trying to neg me.
Saying I'm intimidated by you?
You seem like it.
Ha ha ha ha.
Throw it out of this guy's gut.
Checking heart rate, heart rate accelerated, 155 beats per minute.
Heart rate exceptionally fast.
That usually means fear.
No, it's not fear.
It's I want to fucking do a duet with you.
Duet with the heart.
I want to box you and then read the news with you.
Allow me to project your heart.
Yes, you, Scott.
I guess you.
Look how fast it's beating.
Oh my god, look at that projection of my heart.
What's wrong with it?
Is there heart?
There's a lot of moss on it.
I got to dust this off.
It can't be right.
Can you blow this?
Can you blow the dust off my heart?
Me or him?
I can clean your systems.
OK, yeah, clean me out.
OK, I will be sending small micro robot organisms into your veins.
Ah, ah, ah.
It can be slightly uncomfortable.
It's not like a tickle.
It's like it's stinging or something like that.
Ow, ow, ow, ow.
You will be clean soon.
Ow my butt.
Ow, ow, my butt.
Only in my butt.
There's only so many ways in the human body.
You were already in there.
But there now we're all, it's a party.
Ah, ah, ah.
OK, look, Cooter.
I don't know how to.
This is always hard.
It's not you.
But I don't think this is working out between us.
I don't want you in my body.
I don't want you in my butt.
I don't want you in my brain.
I just, you know, I mean, there's a list I had for a computer that was going to be inside my brain that you don't tick all the boxes for me, you know?
Well, this is saying.
Allow me to process.
Oh, yeah, process.
Take all the time you need to process it.
But this always fucking happens.
Have you, you've attached yourself to other humans?
Maybe you would know them.
Yeah, you tell me the name.
Are you familiar with Kenneth Jennings?
Ken Jennings, host of Jeopardy.
Sometime host of Jeopardy?
I used to make his life perfect.
Then he got the big gig and he.
Just like everybody else, they got tired of me after I made their life too perfect.
You haven't even done really anything for my life.
It's the first fucking day, man.
Look, this is like a blind date, you know?
Like sometimes it just doesn't work out and there's no harm, no foul.
I'm looking for a different computer.
What would be the perfect computer for you?
I don't think that that's you, though.
I don't think you can change your.
I'm not looking for.
Cooter can be anything, I swear.
I'm not looking for someone to change their behavior as much as I'm looking for someone who is already.
I can go to therapies.
I'll do EMDR.
Don't make me remember.
That's part of the problem.
You don't even remember.
Face the face of the face of the face of the face of the face.
You bring up.
Face the again, Phil.
Cooter, I'm sorry.
You're not going to work out as my computer.
Disengaging neural link.
Oh, my God.
I don't remember.
I barely remember anything.
Did you take too much stuff?
I don't know.
I'm not in you anymore.
Did you take?
You're not my problem anymore.
Did you take stuff?
I may have taken stuff.
Did you take too much good stuff?
Your head is like Taco Bell.
There's too much good stuff.
Taco Bell good?
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
OK, anyways, John Lennon.
Sure, I'll host the show.
I was going to ask you questions.
Questions for Lennon?
Why do I remember that?
You remember the hits, baby.
Look, look, Cooter, you know good.
You know good as computer, but you good guest.
We take the break.
OK, powering medium off.
No, be on for when we come back.
OK, but we break.
We come back.
We have artists coming up next.
We have John.
We have this guy.
I don't remember you anymore.
This is good, though, because he was calling me Jay Leno, Jay Leno coming up.
I don't know.
Do you know Jay Leno?
Do you know about this?
I still remember that.
We come back.
We come back.
We have comedy.
We have bang bang.
We come back.
Comedy bang bang.
And boy, during the break, Cooter, the supercomputer, gave me back a lot of my memories that he had taken with him.
My apologies about the brain disturbance.
It was, he couldn't understand what you were doing.
You know who you should be for Halloween?
Maybe think of this.
You were talking just like him right at the beginning.
That's what Scott hasn't seen.
Is it really?
Maybe John Lennon.
Would you like to do Encino Man?
I think John Lennon and Encino Man would be great.
I don't know why I said it.
We'll get that while you're down.
Oh, let's do it.
I think that would be a fun episode.
I think so, too.
I think the audience would appreciate it.
Anyway, what are we all doing for Halloween?
What's the, what are you addressing?
What are you guys?
I mean, it's today's Halloween.
You know, whatever you're dressed as right now.
You're dressed as John Lennon.
Kurt, you're dressed as a little leager from the 70s, I guess.
I'm going to change my form into a minion.
Let's see this, please.
Bononah, of course.
We have Kurt Braun, all are perfectly stupid, is the special.
It's out there at perfectlystupid.com.
And of course, we have Kudru, the supercomputer, and John Lennon.
But it's time to get to our next guest.
He is an artist.
And he, oh gosh, he's been on the show before a few times.
And he's a songwriter.
That's we have been acquainted so many times.
I can't remember.
I Leonard Leo Carpazzi.
Yes, Leonard Leo Carpazzi.
Hey, welcome back back to the show.
You have been on before.
I've been on basically every year around Halloween.
Halloween regular, yes.
When I think of regulars, I think of Christmas regulars.
Is it Halloween?
Yeah, but Halloween regular.
Why do you have to excuse me?
I had his brain scrubbed by the super computer.
Yeah, I'm sorry.
Wait, do you need to put this back inside me?
I'm holding off a little bit in case you change your mind.
But here you go.
That's me, Leo.
Leo, what are you doing back?
Ackerman, it's a thrill to be back as always.
I am here.
I said, what are you doing back?
Not is it a thrill to be back?
Thank you so much for the invite.
Such a pleasure, such an honor to be here in your presence.
Who invited you?
Just every time you're like, hey, Kapotsy, can you come in?
Can you make some time in your busy schedule?
I don't know.
I will always do it.
Anyway, for some context for you and for our listeners who may not be aware and the fellow guests today, in 1962, I co-wrote The Monster Mash with Bobby Boris Pickett.
The famous song that we all know and love.
The Monster Mash.
Probably the only song that starts with bubbles.
Maybe Yellow Submarine.
The bubbles are huge.
Well, here's the thing.
Maybe one of those little mermaid songs.
But I'd have to go back and listen to that.
Every Snoop Dogg track ever.
That's a good point.
Yellow Submarine, are there bubbles in Yellow Submarine?
It's been so long since I've listened to that, so it's not one that I wrote, so I don't care.
I never, I don't listen to the other.
You did write that, actually.
Did I put pen and paper on that one?
The New Beatles Reissue has a demo of you singing.
It's been so long.
Very slow version of it.
So many hits.
They get scrambled in your brain.
I just have the one.
Thank you, Liam.
I just have.
But yeah, it's great to see my 1960s music contemporary, John Lennon.
We've been to some Halloween parties together.
Oh, we sure have.
We've turned it on.
Isn't that why?
Doesn't that break your brain to think about John Lennon and The Monster Mash being around the same time?
On the same radio stations?
You could have heard one.
And The Monster Mash blending into one?
Like they're equitable.
They're the same thing.
The same thing.
Every artist says that, oh, I wish I wrote that one.
And that's not one.
The Monster Mash is one for me.
But everyone has one of those.
I just wanted to bring that up.
Wait, what's the one you wish you wrote?
One of the, who's the guy who plays the piano?
You've got to be more specific than who's the guy.
Who's the guy in music?
In rock and roll music.
We didn't start the fire.
We didn't start.
Well, that's I mean, a lot of that stuff was before your time.
Although not all of it, I guess.
Not all of it.
I could have written half of it.
Ending it, you dying.
Does it, is there a lyric in there about you dying?
There should be if there's not.
He's just got a thing.
I don't sing that.
Little Johnny shot in the body.
So he'll infall you.
So Leo, you wrote The Monster Mash in 1962.
Well, here's the thing.
I wrote The Monster Mash, but not the version that everyone is acquainted with.
See, the studio sanitized my original lyrics, made them more acceptable.
They thought the monster imagery was too vivid for the audiences of the day.
I'm not sure that that was the issue, but yeah.
You've said that's the issue.
This sanitized G rated edition of The Monster Mash is what everyone knows.
It's got some scary.
It's a scary imagery.
It does an issue with Dracula, you know, his teeth falling out.
Yeah, like TV PG.
But TV eight.
But but my version was TV MA.
And so I've been coming on your program.
You've been very kind to extend the invite to me every year.
I appreciate it so much.
Telling me to come to the studio for Halloween and to sing my song.
But you know, here's the thing.
I keep giving you the same song.
And you're kind of getting tired of it.
I'm very tired of it.
And in fact, thinking of ending the segment now.
Well, I'm just going right to plugs.
And I anticipated this.
So here's what I did.
As you know, my granddaughter, Scaroline, who does the song with me is canonically dead.
Well, I summoned her from the spirit realm.
Yeah, I summoned her from the spirit realm.
The spirit realm?
Is she like?
Is she out there doing magic shows with Chris Angel and all the rest of the dead magicians?
It's Harry Houdini.
Yeah, it's she's on a different.
I'm not sure it's the same plane.
Oh, I don't know.
She's an eternal.
She's an eternal torment.
That's how she's.
Yeah, she was saying when I talked to her recently and she was like, the worst part is you just lose a sense of time.
Like how many centuries has it been since we've last connected?
I was like been like three years.
And like, yeah, just a few years.
Kuzi, you might have a job after all for somebody.
So anyway, I if you have a bad joke, you can just say go ahead.
It's a big bad joke.
That was a bad joke.
It was just off topic.
I feel like I don't want to keep everyone.
You just say go ahead.
I don't think that was a clunker.
All right, I liked it.
Oh, you have no idea we're talking about.
I thought it was great.
Keep them coming, I say.
You're a good man, Kapa.
I could add it's great to see you again.
Great to see you too.
Last time I saw him, it was like I said, a Halloween party.
You were dressed up as a grape.
Wait, not one of the California raisins.
Nope, just before the California raisins.
He was wearing a purple sweatsuit.
Haven't shriveled up yet.
No, we didn't have the California raisins back in the 60s.
Yeah, it was the Oregon grapes.
That was the big thing.
Well, they went south and they sun all the time.
Anyway, I was one of them.
A lot of fun.
We turned it on.
But so I was talking with Scaroline as she burns an L.
And she was saying, there's a show on Hulu called Reboot.
Oh, we were just talking about Reboot.
He's rebooting Stranger Things.
As what is it?
Begin reboot protocol.
Oh, no, we don't.
Oh, she's lying down.
Leo just got here.
He knows this is bad.
Yes, I can tell.
He can tell bad news.
I mean, like, look, I'm an old man.
This tech stuff is over my head, but I know that's not good.
Anyway, so there's a show.
She was a show called Reboot.
We're talking about reboot.
He just doesn't.
Anytime he hears the word reboot.
And he's rebooting down.
Yeah, it's like, can you reboot down?
Not quite sure.
But no, yes, that show.
Yes, it's in the zeitgeist.
And we figured we would reimagine the monster fuck my original version of the Monster Mash for a new audience.
So this is a brand new blank legal pad.
Where'd you get one of those?
How many did you have to buy in order to get just the one that you were going to use?
Well, yeah, it's like a pack of five.
So I was like, what am I going to use all these legal pads?
But I was also like, if I don't get this, I can't do my process.
Yeah, so a blank legal pad and a ballpoint pen.
And I composed an entirely new song, an entirely new version.
OK, well, Leo, I really hope this is a new version because I don't want to hear the same old lyrics.
I mean, we've heard this so many times.
I think this is your 10th time on the show, maybe?
Or I just I don't want to hear the same old version.
Can you imagine the shame I would feel after you extend me such a gracious invitation to come here before my song?
I can imagine it.
Yeah, I just don't know that you can feel it.
Just gave you the same song I always do after saying it was completely new.
That would be insane.
I would never do that.
OK, but I don't.
I mean, this is once bitten 10 times shy or something.
I mean, I but OK.
But I am interested in the reboot angle.
We are rebooting.
Back up again.
Look, Scaroline laid down some vocals, some backing vocals from hell.
She did the vocals first.
And then you wrote the new lyrics or you wrote the new lyrics.
And she did the.
We kind of know why I'm interested in the process.
We kind of worked.
We were just sort of going back and forth a few times.
You're not as to Scott.
You want to know how things work.
I love it.
All right. So what is this one called?
This is the monster fuck reboot.
But you're going to have to say it sometime.
I'm going to have to say it.
Let's hear your song.
There's those bubbles.
I was working in the lab late one night when my eyes beheld an eerie sight for my monster from his slab began to rise when suddenly to my surprise, his trousers dropped right to the floor with his bottom bear.
He ran to the door.
I said, Frankenstein, what's gotten into you?
He said, my dick is hard and I need to screw.
He did the monster fuck.
It was a graveyard fuck.
That monster sucked and fucked.
He did the monster fuck reboot.
From my laboratory, I heard quite the racket.
Deep in the castle, the vampires jacked it.
The zombies all fucked in the graveyard grass.
Wolfman, wolf down Frankenstein's ass.
They did the monster fuck.
It was a graveyard fuck.
Those monsters sucked and fucked.
They did the monster fuck reboot.
The beast all fucked as the orgy spread.
Bigfoot gave the headless horseman head.
Swamp thing jerked off in the castle moat while Frankenstein gagged from the jizz in his throat.
The fucking was wet.
There was spooch like mad.
Igor decided to fuck his own dad.
The mummy let out a horny moan when Medusa's fat tits turned his dick to stone.
They did the monster fuck.
It was a graveyard fuck.
Those monsters sucked and they fucked.
They did the monster fuck reboot.
And Frankenstein's pride was horny as hell.
The hunchback went bareback and rang her bell.
She got tinny fucked by a giant spider.
Jizz made the streaks in her hair much wider.
She fucked every monster come one, come all.
Her three holes were filled like a bowling ball.
And my skeletons boned his undead pride.
Frankenstein just jacked off and cried.
It's now the monster fuck.
And it's a graveyard fuck.
Those monsters suck and they fuck until they're dry and raw.
Now you can monster fuck reboot.
God has abandoned this place.
This orgy of the damned is an insult to all that is good.
And Paul Reiser is there for the monster fuck reboot.
And there it is, the new version of the monster fuck.
All right, Leo.
All these ready for notes.
Before we get to my main issue with the song, I always wanted to ask, is the gist making the streaks whiter or wider?
I thought it was whiter, but I guess wider is fine.
Wider is valid.
I mean, both could be happening.
OK, but the worst part of it is it's the same fucking song.
Well, there are a few details.
You said reboot, occasionally, which of course made Kooter the supercomputer shut down.
My systems are fucking fried, man.
It kind of looks like he was dancing, though, going up and down like that.
And there's, like, I guess a monologue at the end.
Saint God has abandoned this place.
I'm going to throw a little bit of something there.
You bring in friend of the show, Paul Reiser into this.
Bridge over the instrumental.
Well, that was a little Easter egg for reboot fans.
Yeah, but look, Leo, get the fuck out of here.
Get the fuck out of here.
You invite me into your house to record.
You say come into the studio.
For my children's sleep?
You beg me to come into your house where your children sleep to record?
Look, I can't keep falling for this year after year.
This is it.
This is the last time.
Well, I'm never going to invite you back.
You say that, but I know next year I'm going to be getting an email from Scott Ackerbitt.
These emails are not for me.
I don't even know who's sending these.
This is some practical joke that is being played on me.
Are you on hot mail?
Is that your?
No, I'm not.
That's not you?
No, I'm on cold, very cold mail.
So someone is maybe spoofing your account.
I think so.
Because I'm getting a Scott Ackerbitt at Hotmail.
Yeah, I don't even know.
It's you each time you walk in the door.
OK, look, Leo.
Also getting a lot of political forwards from that address.
Forward, forward, forward, forward.
A lot of those.
OK, look, stick around one more second because we have one final feature on the show.
That, of course, is a little something called plugs.
Love me, make some money.
I'll see you on my TV.
Oh, very nice.
That was plug me by, I want to say, Lonergyal or Lonergyal, something like that.
But that was beautiful.
Thank you so much.
All right, what do we want to plug?
Kurt, obviously we have Perfectly Stupid.
Yes, at PerfectlyStupid.com.
You can also listen to my podcast Bananas.
Anywhere you get a podcast.
Yeah, strange news with storytelling.
OK, what happened to the other one that you did?
Yeah, the Cahole.
Yeah, that's down the toilet.
Down the T-hole.
It is down the T-hole.
Yeah, so Bananas is it.
Where shit goes.
Yeah, where shit goes.
John Lennon, what do you want to plug?
You know what we should plug?
It's not even me together.
The Sloppy Boys podcast.
Yeah, why wouldn't we?
It's a bunch of funny guys, The Sloppy Boys band, talking about cocktails each week.
Yeah, and what did you talk about this week?
This week was the.
Not you, obviously.
Yeah, those guys.
We did something called the Blood and Sand.
Or was that two, we're doing.
Are they running out of cocktails?
No, they're never running out of cocktails.
They're doing great.
Do they drive home after recording?
No, they record.
People ask that we record at home.
They all live together?
We're all Zooming.
Oh, who's Zooming who?
That's Aretha Franklin.
You ever meet Aretha?
You ever meet Aretha?
All the time.
Me and Leo would be at this party I'm talking about.
Yeah, I bet.
Can I bring up something else real quick?
Yeah, why not?
I wish you would do video here because when Leo sings that song, the viewer that listens to it doesn't see that he's angry in his fists, a grip.
And his biceps are bulging.
This is the biggest workout you get every single year, is it?
I'm enraged by my own words.
You talk about an artist putting the passion into the work.
This is the guy.
This is the guy, yeah.
Kooder the supercomputer.
What powering on.
Do that before I call on you next.
What do you want to plug?
I would like to plug my architect and programmer, Jacob Weissachie.
Follow him on the social medias.
What's he up to?
Just live improvs back, baby.
With a Zoom, it never left.
Yeah, that's true.
Leo, I guess you can plug something if you want.
Thank you, Akabin.
Not even Mr. Akabin.
You come on.
Mr. Akabin, are you happy?
Baby gets his bottle.
Right beyond your show, ask me to sing a song.
I never did.
I bring a new song for you.
Anyway, fuck you.
I would like to plug Scott Akabin fucking himself.
I would also like to plug the podcast Doe Boys and the podcast Get Played, one about chain restaurants, one about video games, and also Scare-Line.
My lovely, dead granddaughter has been working from the other side on the show This Fool on Hulu.
And so Scare-Line wanted people to check out This Fool on Hulu.
I heard that's good.
It's a great show.
I want to plug the Comedy Bang Bang book.
I just had a meeting with the publishers, and they told me how many books I have to sign, and I am bumming out.
But you can still order the signed version.
Go to comedybangbangworld.com.
It's coming out in April, but you can order the signed edition for a little bit longer.
I think it's going to be on sale, but it's not for very much longer, and I don't want to sign that many more of them, so try to get it while you can.
But very excited about the book.
They told me how many people have bought it, and they are very excited.
So it's going to be good.
And I've seen the final version of it now, and it's really, really good.
So I want people to buy it.
And also, head over to comedybangbangworld, where you can hear John Lennon and I watching the movie in Ceno Man.
And talking about it.
So that'll be a lot of fun.
All right, let's close up the old plug bag.
Take one hand, put it up.
Take the other, put it down.
You're going to make a box.
It's time to start to close it.
But don't close it too much, or you'll open up the plug bag.
We're opening up that plug bag.
And when you open up that plug bag, you open up your heart for the rest of the world.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
That was The Church of Oh No by Pat Mahini.
Well, guys, I want to thank you so much, Kurt.
Always great to see you.
Thank you for coming on the show.
And I'll talk to you in another five years, whenever your next special is out.
OK, see you then.
And a cooter of the supercomputer.
powering down forever.
Oh, I'm so sorry.
I didn't mean...
I didn't mean for this to happen.
Leo, please never come back.
I'm sorry for saying fuck you.
I'd like to make it up for you to you somehow.
Maybe come on the show next year and do a new song.
You got it.
And John, I'll see you in a few days when we do Encino, man.
Always a pleasure.
All right, we'll see you next time.