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Feb 11, 2017

Movie Meltdown - Episode 382

This week we welcome our special guest co-host comedian Bert Kreischer. Join us as we talk about getting into comedy, becoming part of the podcast world, being the inspiration for the movie Van Wilder and the Rolling Stone interview that started it all. Then we change gears to this week's Sofa Theater feature... Fletch. Where we discuss whether this Chevy Chase comedy holds up today... and just how it has influenced Bert's life overall.

And as we repeatedly put on ridiculous disguises throughout the show, we also mention... Snoop's podcast, Dane Cook vs. Ryan Reynolds, doing drugs at fourteen, Milo Yiannopoulos, singing and acting, Laughable, Godfrey, I would definitely say I made my career on podcasting, Bill Burr, I wanna say in a weird way it helped form who I am today, comedy is not about the set you have... it's about the set you're working on, Charlie Murphy, Ethan and Hila Klein, When I got into comedy I felt like... so outside of it, because everyone seemed to know every comic working, Tom Papa, dead or rehab or sober, Hannibal Buress, the movie... in a way defined my life, two of them thought it was me prank calling them, Joe Rogan, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Dave Chappelle, that's the art form is making strangers laugh, Ari Shaffir, we're making comedy for everyone... not just for people with hipster ideals, Jay Mohr, send me in for wacky neighbor number three, Doug Benson, it's a journey not a race, Sam Harris, And they seemed to have influences, I had no influence coming into comedy, I got into comedy because I like laughing, Neal Brennan, very few podcasts are authentic, A League of their Own, being a campaigner, what is this soul-less thing sitting there reading the teleprompter, Marc Maron, outroverted but introspective, Erik Hedegaard, My Favorite Murder and an interesting game of... let's try to guess where Chevy Chase's career went south.

Spoiler Alert: I'm not sure we really spoil Fletch, but just in case you should go watch it anyway. I mean, why wouldn't you want to watch it (again)?

"We only really had that one week together... but it changed my life totally."

For more on Bert, go to: http://www.bertbertbert.com/