Category Archives: comedy

TEASER – Frotcast Interview With AJ Galante



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An interview with AJ Galante, the son of an alleged mobster whose father bought a hockey team to run when he was in high school.

Hey, Frotcast fans. Matt is in Portland helping Francesca with a live show this week and we already recorded a new Pod Yourself A Gun, but I’ve got another interview for the Frotcast feed this week.

So, this week there was a new episode of Untold, the sports documentary series from Netflix. They already released a Malice At The Palace episode and a couple others. This latest one is from Maclain Way and Chapman Way, the brothers who did Wild Wild Country. This latest one is about a hockey team called the Danbury Trashers. Basically there was this alleged mobster named Jimmy Galante who ran a trash hauling empire from Danbury, Connecticut. His son AJ was a hockey player, but in his senior year AJ had a really bad injury that ended his hockey career. So in 2004 his dad ends up buying a minor league hockey team and he makes AJ, who was 17 at the time, the general manager.

AJ finds all the best goons and basically turns them into real-life Slapshot. I got to interview AJ this week, and it felt relevant to the Frotcast fans for obvious reasons. With Jimmy Galante in the trash business in a New York suburb, and having a teenage son named AJ, the Sopranos parallels are pretty obvious. In the doc they say that the Sopranos might’ve been partially based on them, but I haven’t found a source for that. Anyway, AJ was a lot of fun to talk to, and I thought it would be a lot more fun to actually hear his voice than just reading it on Uproxx. So, I hope you like it. As always, we have a lot more free stuff on the Pod Yourself A Gun feed, but we’re doing our best to keep that content slop flowing. Hope it fills your snouts.

 


Frotcast Bonus: Billy Corben On ‘Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings Of Miami’



Hey, Frotcast fans. I have this interview for you I did with Billy Corben this week. He directed The U, the Cocaine Cowboys movies, Screwball, Broke on 30 for 30 — I think this is the third time I’ve talked to him, so we sort of know each other by now. He’s a great talker and always a great interview. His latest is called Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings Of Miami, and it’s out on Netflix. It’s about these guys Sal Magluta and Willy Falcón who were trafficking cocaine in Miami in the 80s and 90s. Beyond that I don’t think there’s anything you need to know to understand it. My voice sounds a little weird at first because I was getting an echo and I had to put a filter on my track, but hopefully it isn’t too bad. It also goes away about halfway through.

We haven’t done many episodes on the free feed lately, just because we’ve been busy doing Pod Yourself A Gun, and those are all free. If you’re still thirsty for more content, you can always subscribe on Patreon at Patreon.com/Frotcast. Do that! It’ll be awesome! Anyway, here’s me and Billy Corben.


TEASER – Frotcast 479: Empathy Is Problematic, With Shereen Younes



This week on the Frotcast, Shereen Younes from Ethnically Ambiguous is back on the pod to grill Matt about what it’s like being a twin, and whether twin comedians resent other twin comedians. We also talk about American Underdog, and Zachary Levi playing Kurt Warner in what sounds like a Christian film. In the process, we discover that Zachary Levi isn’t Jewish. Other topics include Shaquille O’Neal and an article Matt found in which someone with diagonosed psychosis explains which commonly used terms, such as “empathy,” are actually problematic. We take a side route into bike twitter, and finally, we even manage to discuss a movie — Zola, about the stripper tweet thread (no spoilers!). Finally, we explain why calling our listeners piggies is actually a term of endearment.

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TEASER: Frotcast 469 – Oscars, With Brent Flyberg



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It was Oscars week this past week, and you know what that means. The glitz! The glamour! The poorly-conceived bits! Da Butt! Pod Yourself A Gun producer and LA comedian/host of the Reactivaders podcast Brent Flyberg joins Vince and Matt as we DIG IN, to all of the various Oscar controversies and keep our piggies’ greedy snouts filled with slop. Is Hollywood too out of touch and that’s why no one wanted to watch the Oscars? Is it PC culture run amok when Adrien Brody can’t even force Halle Berry to make out with him onstage anymore? And has Donald Trump reached his ultimate form in becoming the guy who emails his complaints about the Oscars to media outlets? We discuss all this and more, like whether we’re going to go bald and how quickly Prince William went from young handsome heartthrob to British-looking British man who looks just like Prince Charles. Finally we catch up with Doug Ellin and the cast of Entourage, who apparently have a new podcast out about Entourage and how great it was, and how HBO is too PC now to do an Entourage remake, or let the Entourage boys continue making money from Entourage. Cancel culture is out of control! Let Doug Ellin buy another house you Feminazis!


TEASER – Frotcast 467, Brain Beef and Justice League With Laremy



Howdy, Frotcasters, this episode is just a teaser. For the full episode, and access to a truly INSANE amount of bonus content, subscribe to the premium feed now at Patreon.com/Frotcast. Jaysis doesn’t loike it when ya don’t subscroibe.

There’s a four-hour superhero movie out, and like a beacon over Gotham it has attracted your old pal, former Editor in Chief of Film.com and the star of Whoop Dreams, Laremy Legel. No, Laremy didn’t actually *see* Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but did he need to? Discuss. Vince and Matt did see it though, and honestly anyone could probably predict the whole thing sight-unseen, minus The Joker promising (threatening?) to give Batman a reach-around. We go deep on the four-hour Sucker Punch cut, from The Flash (Matt loves him, Vince doesn’t) to Cyborg (what’s his deal?), but before we get to that, we have a lot to talk about. For instance, we discover that the brain is made out of ground beef and we have a new article to read about Orlando Bloom’s daily routine. While you may remember him as Legoland from Lord Of The Rings, he’s also a Buddhist. He has some really revolutionary theories about brain oil, Buddhism, and how to stay off social media by only doing Buddhism on Instagram. Oh, but that’s not all! Because this also the week when Thomas Middleditch made headlines for being creepy (ALLEGEDLY) at a goth sex club in Hollywood. Apparently the place was a hotbed of sexual assault, which is terrible news, because if you can’t trust a group of 50-something electronica musicians who dress up like Dracula to respect women these days who can you? 
We hope you enjoy, thank you for subscribing. There’s also a new, free episode of Pod Yourself A Gun out this week, so tell your friends. AND your enemies. Spite them by tricking them into giving us money! 

TEASER – Sex and the City and 9/11



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Time for your weekly feeding and this time we got more than enough content to keep you fat and happy. This week Jessica Sele joins Matt and Vince to talk about Joe Rogan, the Reply All apology fiasco, Nomadland, and how Sex and the City is the weirdest television show ever made. They literally just don’t mention that 9/11 happened. Also, Vince gives us a Steven Seagal update. Enjoy!


Frotcast X White Slavery: Consider The Source



Frotcast x White Slavery, the collab! On this week’s crossover episode of the Frotcast and the White Slavery podcast, Kaseem Bentley and Murahd Shawki join Matt and Vince for a lively conversation about the latest peliculas and noticias celebridad. Oops, I seem to have slipped into my native tongue there. You’ll have to pardon me, it’s just that my parents retired in Ethpaña.

That’s right, we’re discussing this week’s funniest story: that Alec Baldwin’s wife has been calling herself “Hilaria” and telling people she was born in Spain when apparently she was actually born in Massachusetts with dubious claims to any Spanish ancestry and was named Hilary Hayword-Thomas (ALLEGEDLY). But as Alec Baldwin says… …. … … consider the source … … … consider the source …

After that we talk Wonder Woman 1984, and whether it’s Zionist propaganda or just kind of lazy. What are Wonder Woman’s actual powers? Does she have to move every few years when people notice she isn’t aging? Did she really save herself for Chris Pine for 66 years? Why does he know how to fly a jet? And why is this movie set in 1984? Ponder all this and more while smoking your favorite new strain of weed, Magic Oprah.


Frotcast 458: Cruise Rant And The Undoing, With Jessica Sele



It’s the most lumderful time of the year and we are so happy that you are spending some of that time with the Frotcast. This week we are joined by comedian and Frotcast favorite Jessica Sele, live from an undisclosed quarantine location in Los Angeles, where she joins Matt and Vince in discussing Tom Cruise’s COVID rant, HBO’s The Undoing, and an update on Matt’s hatred of the FX/Hulu series A Teacher.

Plus, Matt brings back Royalty Freestyle just in time for the holidays.

Merry Christmas from the whole frot family!