Monthly Archives: October 2016

Frotcast 312: Soul Man (With Matt Lieb & Allison Mick)

This week on the Frotcast, we’re discussing the classic 1986 blackface comedy, Soul Man, starring C. Thomas Howell. Did this film “predict Obama’s rise,” as Armond White believes? Comedians Matt Lieb and Allison Mick join Brendan and me (Vince Mancini) in the studio. Soul Man’s assertion that the 80s were “the Cosby decade” also lead us into a discussion of Cosby and 80s movies. We finish off with NPR corner and “The Royalty Freestyle,” in which we force Matt Lieb to improvise lyrics to royalty-free music. This week’s offerings include a song about SIDS. Enjoy, and Frot on.

Intro – Soul Man, and Armond White’s assertion that it predicted Obama

45:42 – Tales From NPR

57:00 – Matt Lieb imagines Hailee Steinfeld’s slap bass album, leading to this week’s Brendan Uncontrollably Laughing segment.

1:08:00 – Soul Man’s assertion that the 80s are “the Cosby decade” leads to a Cosby discussion.

1:15:20 – The Royalty Freestyle, including a very special song about SIDS, and “I’m Gonna Bring A Gun To School”

1:33:08 – Matt Lieb is angry about California’s marijuana-legalization proposition.

Frotcast 311: The Ballad Of Ken Bone (With Matt Lieb & Joe Sinclitico)

This week on the Frotcast, we decided to talk about Ken Bone. His story seems emblematic of some of the worst of the internet, where we decide you’re a certain thing one day and celebrate you for it, and then the next day try to destroy for not being that thing we decided you were good enough. This leads us into So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Justine Sacco, and Melissa Villaseñor. After that we talk some Westworld, diverge into “grab that pussy”-gate, and finish off discussing the Amanda Knox documentary on Netflix. This week’s Frotcrew includes Brendan, Flophouse comedian Matt Lieb, and Joe Sinclitico from Adam Devine’s House Party. Enjoy, and Frot responsibly. 

Intro – Be warned, Matt brought his slide guitar this week. 
23:00 – Talking Jon Ronson’s ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’ and Justine Sacco.
41:40 – Justine Sacco gets us to talking about Melissa Villaseñor’s “problematic tweets” controversy.
54:50 – Brendan has some fire takes about Westworld 
1:10:21 – Talking “Grab That Pussy”-gate and whether we have some kind of grab that pussy moment. 
1:29:00 – Discussing the Amanda Knox Netflix doc and wanting to punch Nick Pisa.

Westworld, Dreamforce, and the VP Debates (Frotcast 310)

Comedians Joey Avery and Jane Harrison join Vince Mancini in the Frotquarters with Flophouse’s LA Matt (Matt Lieb) blooping in through Skype. This week, we’re talking the season premiere of Westworld on HBO. Yeah or nah? What’s up with Ed Harris’s character? Is Anthony Hopkins a great actor or is he just great at playing Anthony Hopkins? Also, the big Salesforce circle jerk, Dreamforce is in San Francisco this week, and Joey even had a comedy gig during an afterparty. So we rip on Salesforce and tech for a while. We also get into the VP debate, introduce a brand new segment of Crystal Corner, and answer your emails. Enjoy!