Ben Schwartz hangs out with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about his show House of Lies and their favorite theme songs, and to play a game with sound effects!
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I think everyone is in love with Ben.
@Patty: *Citizen Kane clap*
Ironic that a #blessed tag is coming from you.
Great show as usual but..
Matt went to take a phone call with Arthur Darvill? Get him on the podcast! Or on the show. Or both!
I’ve never enjoyed his work. But I will give this a listen to see if it is only the roles he plays that I find objectionable.
Thank you, kind and learn-ed gentlemen, for another fine podcast.
If you were stranded on a deserted island with the cast of “Alf,” who would you lick first?
Do you think if Chris, Jonah and Matt rubbed their beards together, they could start a fire? Or would that do something magnificent, such as open a portal to a land where everything was made of chocolate chip cookies?
Ben Schwartz is a prolific writer! Seriously, look at all the stuff he’s done: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Schwartz
True story – “Mira” is also the name of “a star in the constellation Cetus.” No wonder he’s into NASA and all things space-y. Even Kevin Spacey!
Four more to go…
No red-blooded American will forget where they were the day Ben Schwartz told us about the heartbreak of…[DRAMATIC PAUSE]…”butt chugging.”
What if you could mash-up bowling and karaoke? How would you do that? Maybe hold the microphone in one hand while you threw the ball overhand with the other? Hey, look! A butterfly! WHEEEE!!!!
(For those listening while on mushrooms.)
OH MY GAWD WHAT WUZ WITH THE KEYS AND SHIAT I MEAN WHAT THE HELL WAS HARDWICK DOING THEM SHAKING THEM ALL THE TIME THAT WUZ WORSE THAN THAT FUKKING SOUNDBOARD I HATE THIS FREE CONTENT I PUT IN MY EARHOLES THREE TIMES A WEEK!!!!!!!
(That was the mean one.)
I’ve never met Kyle the intern, but I bet he’s a fine piece of ass.
Hey, everybody! Shamrock Shakes are back!!!!
(Okay, that’s the comment that has NOTHING to do with the podcast.)
By Grabthar’s hammer, J. J. Abrams SHOULD make a Star Wars/Star Trek mash-up!!! Why not? The president already did!
Jonah Ray’s name is an anagram for TWENTY-THREE words and phrases, many of which sound like delicious items on a Chinese menu.
Don Cheadle is one of our nation’s finest actors and clearly deserves having enough awards and statues to play chess with.
A “House of Lies” bowling team sounds like a splendiferous idea!
Matt Mira’s presence was missed in the latter half of the podcast because he is as cuddly as a panda bear!
“Kick the Can” sounds like a fine idea for a video game!
Ah, yes, falling asleep to something you’ve watched a million times. Splendid idea! May I recommend the MST3K version of “Hamlet” for that very purpose?
Ben did a fine job guest-hosting the Titanic, um, “Attack of the Show.”
Jonah was right to bring up Jello Biafra alongside Fred Schneider. Now I’m hearing the two men doing a rap battle inside my head. Um, thanks?
Dani – “i feel like i should keep commenting nice stuff until you get to 41 comments.. great stuff guys!
You have a point. I’ll add….
Ben sounds very pleasant and should do voice-overs for ice cream commercials.
Okay, only nineteen more to go…
i feel like i should keep commenting nice stuff until you get to 41 comments.. great stuff guys!
Things I learned from this podcast: Ben Schwartz is currently single. #blessed
Yes, “Soapdish” *is* fucking awesome.
@Arabrabra – Agreed. Happy to have more yummy podcast-y goodness!
BTW, Jello Biafra is THE MAN. Here’s my favorite song by The Dead Kennedys…
“Stealing People’s Mail”
And here he is speaking on “Oprah” regarding the PMRC and Tipper Gore. I remember watching this and being stunned this could happen in a country with the First Amendment.
May the Schwartz be with You,
I just found this page at work and I am so excited about it, I can no longer function. Ben Schwartz is hilarious, I love him as Jean-Ralphio and in the Jake and Amir shorts…. I only wish he would revisit the UCB in New York so I can see him live. I am smitten…
The whole podcast was awesome but I was laughing so hard at the song in the last 30 seconds.
I didn’t think it was possible to laugh for about 80 minutes straight. Ben is amazing and so is House of Lies.
But you need more cowbell.
The only way this would have been better is if Ben did this whole interview as Jean-Ralphio.
Now that I’m a dad, I don’t have enough time to paint and play with my Warhammer toys. I blame House of Lies. #blessed
Saved by the Bell: The New Class was worse than Saved by the Bell.
Also, just wanted to say, if the show is organically going longer than an hour, just let it go! I would have listened to another hour and I feel like Ben wanted that. I completely understand not every eppy would be better longer, but some….I feel like should be allowed to go. NOT A NEGATIVE COMMENT ABOUT FREE CONTENT. Just an opinion #blessed
He is just the best. This is my new favorite. He is so quick and funny. Real LOL’s
Is it true that if you XOR any two of House of Lies, House of Cards and The Lying Game, you get the third?
Every time Ben Schwartz is on a podcast, is ALWAYS delightful. If you’re ever missing someone for a Hostful you should have him drop in!
the keys got me every time and the last 5 minutes were gold
Nerdist needs to get the rest of the Parks and Rec cast!
I think we’ve found Matt’s replacement!!
Seriously, Ben needs to come back every week. I love him on House Of Cards.
I ENJOYED THIS!!! You guys should get Adam Scott on. I’m currently going through writers block, live alone, and hate gas prices. #blessed.
I’m quite excited for this. Ben Schwartz DESTROYS whenever he shows up on Jake and Amir episodes (or Hardly Workings). I watch those episodes over again periodically because they just don’t stop being hilarious. The characters, the mannerisms, the improv/writing, all just so good. And I’m looking forward to hearing him in a more serious (or at least less character-driven) conversation.
Yay!! I love Ben Schwartz! I look forward to listening to this awesomeness. ^_^