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.

Episode Forty-Three - Sports with Andy Greenwald

Word: Sports
Guest: Andy Greenwald
Bio: Andy is a writer over at the sports/entertainment blog Grantland for which he covers all things pop culture. He also hosts the Hollywood Prospectus podcast for the site, along with writer Chris Ryan. Andy has written two great books, Miss Misery, a novel, and Nothing Feels Good, which looks at the cultural movement behind punk and emo music. In the past he’s also written for Spin, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly and a bunch of other things. He’s also a super friendly guy.

Discussed: The acting of politicians, dads coaching, what it’s like to interview Moby, and having gum.

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Bonus Sandysode

The trains don’t work ‘cause of Hurricane Sandy so there’s no guest! Instead, Adam and Ramsey check in and let you know what you can do to help out, or at least try. They have the best of intentions! And then things get derailed briefly.

We basically cram a full episode of nonsense into eight minutes. Enjoy!

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Episode Forty-Two - Fish with Silvija Ozols

Word: Fish
Guest: Silvija Ozols
Bio: Silvija is one of the UCB’s finest talents. She’s a member of the legendary improv team The Stepfathers, the Maude Team Dinner, and the Beta Team The Punch. She’s also in the UCB Touring Company, the indie group Rouge Elephant and the Harold Team Creep. I believe that is literally every possible team activity one could do at the theatre, so needless to say: Silvija funny.

Discussed: Crackers, self-effacing rappers, and chain restaurants.

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Episode Forty-One - Brass with Bridey Elliott

Word: Brass
Guest: Bridey Elliott
Bio: This is Bridey. She’s a super funny actress an stand-up comedian living in New York City. She’s been in a number of great sketches online, has appeared on Eagleheart, and runs a wonderful Twitter account over this a way. Stay in touch for her various shows around the city and go, go, go!

Discussed: Our big Sleep No More-esque show premiering soon, tight pants, inherited beds and the good people at Progresso soup.

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Episode Forty - Mascots with Morgan Evans

Word: Mascots
Guest: Morgan Evans
Bio: Morgan is currently writing for the new version of Best Week Ever, which will be rebooted soon! Additionally he’s a contributor to The Onion, a writer of Tweets, and the creator/star of a great webseries The Untitled Webseries. He is the second person named Morgan to appear on this podcast.

Discussed: Unfortunate events occurring in series, Peter Lorre, Jason Alexander animated projects.

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Episode Thirty-Nine - Romance with Ben Kronberg

Word: Romance
Guest: Ben Kronberg
Bio: Ben is a fantastic stand-up, a great Twitter account-haver, and, as you will learn in this episode, is a Pisces. You can check out one of his latest projects, a web series for The Newark Times entitled “Ted & Gracie" in which he plays an a soon-to-be-married, alleged, serial killer. You may have also seen him on John Oliver’s New York Standup Show, killing it.

Discussed: Fabio, biology, astrological signs, and drug mule cats.

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Episode Thirty-Eight - Seasons with Beth Appel

Word: Seasons
Guest: Beth Appel
Bio: Beth is a comedy triple threat. She directs! (The Bachelor: Roses, Romance, and Roses; Brad Sacks Gets a Hand Job) She writes! (Neighbor Boy; High Treason; Tremendous Machine) She acts! (The Sit Down and Shut Up NYPD Variety Hour; Brad Sacks; Vetting Mitt’s Veeps) She improvs! That’s four things. She’s a quadruple threat!

Discussed: Survivor, anachronisms, Donovan, and leaves falling.

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Episode Thirty-Seven - Rap with Will Hines

Word: Rap
Guest: Will Hines
Bio: Will Hines is an improv legend ‘round these parts, currently performing with the fantastic team “The Stepfathers” every Friday night at the UCB Theatre in NY. You might recognize him from the movie Mystery Team, or perhaps as Fat Professor from the webseries Very Mary Kate or from his stand-up all around NYC. His Twitter account, @willhines, is also a part of the very popular Witstream Twitter platform. He shows up in a ton of web videos, contributes articles to Splitsider, writes a blog, writes another blog about improv and has a Tumblr. This guy is busy creating a lot of great stuff for you, and as you’re about to hear, he also knows quite a bit about rap music and other things.

And that’s Will Hines.

Discussed: Frank Miller, Kisses on the Bottom, G. Gordon Liddy, and what an idiot Fred Durst is.

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Episode Thirty-Six - Angels with Eddie Brawley

Word: Angels
Guest: Eddie Brawley
Bio: Eddie is a comedy writer, a comedy actor, a video producer and a stand-up comedian. His work has been seen on UCBComedy.com, Landline.tv, and The Onion News Network, and in a number of impov and sketch shows at the UCB Theatre. You can see him performing quite often in NYC. Just check his Twitter feed @ebrawley. Come for the show plugs, but stay for entertaining jokes!

Discussed: The origins of Red Bull commercials, Plato, Byron Allen and our brand new microphone stands!

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Episode Thirty-Five - Pepper with John Frusciante

Word: Pepper
Guest: John Frusciante
Bio: John is a comedic jack of all trades. He writes (check out his blog and Twitter feed!), he improvises (he’s on the fantastic team Airwolf!), and he directs (check out his newest webseries “Vetting Mitt’s Veeps!”). Additionally, he shares a name with the former guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which leads to all sorts of entertaining confused tweets directed towards him. Short version: he does a lot of stuff and all of it is great. Check it out!

Discussed: Shared neurosis, The Dew, the Catskills and sleep numbers.

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