Each week on Wonderful, Thanks, Brooklyn comedians Ramsey Ess and Adam Maid invite a guest to discuss the stories, facts and thoughts they have about that week's word.
Each week on Wonderful, Thanks, Brooklyn comedians Ramsey Ess and Adam Maid invite a guest to discuss the stories, facts and thoughts they have about that week's word.

Season 3, Episode 3 - Trouble with Andy Beckerman

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Word: Trouble
Guest: Andy Beckerman
Bio: You may already know Andy from his fantastic podcast “Beginnings.” Or you may know him from his videos from the sketch group “Wrestling Team.” You may know his writing from such websites as Splitisider, Dusted, and AdultSwim.com, or even his Twitter account. But no matter how you know him, know this: he’s on this episode, and he’s great.

Discussed: Split-second celebrity impressions, lunchbox searches, and how to really upset philosophy professors

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Season Three, Episode Two - Names with Rob Michael Hugel

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Word: Names
Guest: Rob Michael Hugel
Bio: This guy’s all over the place! Rob is improvising and acting all over the stages at UCB, on the sketch team Onasis, and improv teams That Annoying Couple, Old Maid, and SLUG. His webseries “I Hate Being Single" is, first of all, great, second of all, coming back with a second season very soon, and third of all, award winning! You gotta check it out! He’s also appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as well as Broad City, (Ramsey Has a Time Machine yeah, I’ll plug my own show in someone else’s bio, so what?), and Very Mary-Kate!

Discussed: Generically named festivals, Ke$ha’s dollar sign, and convoluted methods for replacing shower curtain linings.

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Season Three, Episode One - Vogue with Amey Goerlich

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Word: Vogue
Guest: Amey Goerlich
Bio: Amey is what we in comedy call “the best.” She is a host and producer of “Indie Cage Match” at the UCB East, she is a member of the legendary improv team “Krompf,” as well as a the team “Fart Police” (which, full disclosure, also features Wonderful Thanks’ cohost Adam Maid). She is a creator of the awesome webseries “The Best Cupcakes in the World,” She also claims to have directed and or coached over 200+ improvisation groups/sketch teams and off-Broadway productions, but that’s probably too incredible to be true.

Discussed: Ice cream shops, watching reality TV raw footage, and not hitting guys with glasses.

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Season Two, Episode Fifteen - Mob with Adam Cayton-Holland

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Word: Mob
Guest: Adam Cayton-Holland
Bio: Adam is a comedian from Denver, Colorado who is busy producing a lot of great stuff. Don’t believe me? Well, allow me to give you some examples. He has a great podcast called My Dining Room TableHe has a hilarious Twitter account. He’s been on Conan. He has an album on iTunes called “I Don’t Know if I Happy.” And along with the rest of his comedy team The Grawlix he’s made a pilot for Amazon called “Those Who Can’t.” See? Lots of great stuff.

Discussed: Crows flying, Schrödinger’s cat, pig protests, and this darn heat!

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Season Two, Episode Fourteen - Cones with John Murray

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Word: Cones
Guest: John Murray
Bio: You may recognize John from his many appearances on the UCB NY stage with his improv group Death By Roo Roo or the sketch team Stone Cold Fox. Or maybe you’ve seen him as one of the writers of TGS on 30 Rock, on The Daily Show with John Stewart, The Cooking Channel, or various TV commercials. Or maybe you just saw him walking around Brooklyn. He does that too.

Discussed: Sit-ins, college funk, Otto the Orange, and Tina Fey’s opinion of “Truth or Dare.”

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Adam and Ramsey have been busy. Sorry so sporadic. Here’s why they haven’t been around. (Just kidding. They just do their dumb Alan Arkin impressions.)

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Season Two, Episode Thirteen - Iron with Brian Raftery

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Word: Iron
Guest: Brian Raftery
Bio: Brian Raftery is a writer of books, articles, and stories. In terms of publications he’s written for Wired, New York Magazine, GQ, and SPIN. His first book, which looks at the world of karaoke and its impact on his life, has a title that he is not fond of so I won’t name it here and just let you click this link to buy it. Brian has also added significantly to one of my favorite genres of journalism: the oral history. Please enjoy his great oral history on the TV show Cheers, and be sure to buy his forthcoming e-book: an oral history of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Links to his many articles can be found at his website, brianraftery.com

Discussed: Secret Papa John’s nights, Gentleman’s Quarterly Monthly, the appeal of Scientology, and the giant commercial that is SXSW.

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Season Two, Episode Twelve - Flip with Kevin Hines

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Word: Flip
Guest: Kevin Hines
Bio: If you like improv, then you already like Kevin Hines. Kevin performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NY every Saturday night with The Curfew, in their weekly show “Not From Around Here,” and Wednesdays with his brother (and friend of the show) Will as The Brothers Hines. He teaches a number of classes at the UCB Training Center. He runs a great Twitter account that I bet you’ll like and a website that, if I know you, I think’ll be right up your alley.

Discussed: Hanging other people’s Christmas lights, pitching multiple shows to the HG Network, and voicing cartoon cats.

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Season Two, Episode Eleven - Chips with Chris Donahue

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Word: Chips
Guest: Chris Donahue
Bio: Chris is a writer/comedian who makes a bunch of funny stuff, most recently the webseries “Chris Donahue Presents: How to Be a Man.” He works at MyDamnChannel where he makes all kinds of gifs and blog posts and videos. He performs stand-up around town, and you can find his dates on his always fun Twitter pagePhoto by Mindy Tucker

Discussed: Doritos 3D, baby heart problems, corn on the cob, and the California Highway Patrol.

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Season Two, Episode Ten - Strong with Stephen Levinson

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Word: Strong
Guest: Stephen Levinson
Bio: Stephen is a producer and writer of videos that have been seen in all sorts of venues, like The Internet, festivals, bars, movie theaters and all kinds of other places. In the past he has appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” the podcast “Wasted Words,” Channel101, and a number of events at 92YTribeca. He frequently works with his fellow Levinson Brother, Joel Moss, most recently on the animated series “Noah’s Ark,” starring Marc Maron and Jonathan Katz. If you’re more of a “text” guy you can also enjoy his Twitter account here.

Discussed: Old-timey razor blades, Des’ree, what happened to Homestar Runner, and joining and quickly quitting a gym.

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