Actor and comedian Bob Einstein, aka Super Dave Osborne and Marty Funkhouser on Curb Your Enthusiasm, was one of our all-time favorite guests. He passed away while we were gone and we never got to pay proper tribute, so this episode is our salute to Super Dave! He called in whenever he felt like it and would jump into the conversation with whoever we had on, from Norm Macdonald, Bobby Goldsboro, a turkey calling champion, and others. He talks about his appearances on Curb and tells many jokes you’ll want to remember.
A bison ripped a biker chick’s pants off at Sturgis – we talk to the woman who caught the whole thing on video. We discuss the My Pillow Guy’s cure for COVID, the NBA announcer suspended for accidentally tweeting the N-word, the MLB announcer fired for an anti-gay slur, and more. The world record holder for most words spelled backwards in one minute joins us. Plus: a montage of the crazy little things Buzz says.
Jim Belushi – actor, Blues Brother, and now cannabis farmer – joins us to talk about his new Discovery Channel show “Growing Belushi.” He tries to convince JB to smoke some Cherry Pie aka “The Marriage Counselor,” tells us why he went to Colombia to hunt for pot for Dan Aykroyd, why he believes his brother John would still be alive if he’d been a pothead, and more.
“Growing Belushi” premieres Wednesday, August 19 at 10/9c on Discovery.
Jim Belushi joins us to talk about his pot farm & new show “Growing Belushi.” The Italian duo who did the song “Stay Home You Sonnomabetch” give us a taste of it live. Johnny gets political (about scrotum frogs in Lake Titicaca), talks about Smash Mouth going crazy at the Sturgis Biker Rally, and has some sound advice for MLB broadcasts with no crowd.
An R-rated voicemail almost takes the show in an ugly direction. Listener “Mike the Trucker” wants JB to teach him how to sing Kenny Chesney’s “There Goes My Life” for his daughter’s wedding. With the Sturgis motorcycle rally happening this week, JB remembers trying to join Hells Angels with founder Sonny Barger. Buzz is annoyed by news reporters wearing masks on TV and is going to hell for stealing avocados. Plus: we’re “afraid of Americans” – some weird/gross stories from the week, and of course, it’s Pat the complainer with another voicemail, and this time she actually likes something…and it’s not sand!
We talk to some people in the news: Lynn from Lake Geneva questions Chicago’s plans to fine people who don’t quarantine after visiting Wisconsin and Richard from Austin explains how he caught his Uber Eats driver eating his chicken wings. JB warns against car washes with tracks after getting stuck in one and crushing his car. We play some quick requests from the archives (a denied Lobster Gram, a kid named Stoner, the making of a Neil Diamond album), and more!
We chat with our favorite mate across the pond, U.K. radio personality Graham Mack, about the latest news out of Britain and more. In this week’s edition of Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You, L.A. listener Sean spills stories from his job cleaning celebrities’ carpets. JB dials up “bear whisperer” Steve Searles after hearing he lost his job due to the coronavirus. Plus, JB can’t quit these two women: Anita Tequila (he calls her back to ask “excuse me, señor, do you have any hats?”) and it’s Pat the Complainer and her latest voicemail closing the show on an upbeat note again!
Award-winning U.K. radio personality Graham Mack interviews Johnny B. via Zoom for his show “The Pod 20” on London’s Podcast Radio. JB gets real about his experiences in the radio & TV biz (from getting fired at Westwood One to being yelled at by Mary Tyler Moore…and more), wonders if he’d fit in if he moved to London, and talks about launching his “shit show” live from his new home studio during the pandemic and how he plans to make money doing it (spoiler alert: he doesn’t know).