It’s Party Boy! Who doesn’t love Party Boy? That’s right, I got to interview Chris Pontius from Jackass this week for the Jackass Forever movie tour, and I figured you’d probably want to hear his voice and not just read his words. Jackass is obviously one of my greatest joys in life, and if they would’ve let this interview go one for an hour and a half I never would’ve run out of questions. It’s only about 20, but we had fun nonetheless, asking Pontius all about his early days at Big Brother Magazine, getting fired from that and becoming a Charles Schwab intern before returning to the Jackass fold and becoming the go-to guy for all things penis-related. Here Pontius explains his worst penis injuries, the most painful Jackass stunts, why nudity is a comedy superpower, and the time he got cornered by a fan and found out it was Leonardo DiCaprio. I had a fantastic time and I hope you will too. How often do you get to ask someone how horse cum tastes?
Hey, Frotcast fans. Here’s another fun interview: Bobcat Goldthwait directed a concert slash road trip movie where he and Dana Gould go on the road and do stand-up together. Like… they get onstage together and do it as a duo, not just one dude at a time (just the way your mother likes it). Regular listeners will note: Matt and I are normally pretty averse to comedy specials, which oftentimes just feel like doing homework. BUT, and I can’t stress this enough, this one was great. It’s hard to even call it a “comedy special,” mixing as it does, footage of Bobcat and Dana onstage, them on the road, and even some historical footage of them as younger comedians. It’s more like a brand of loose storytelling. It doesn’t feel like having to sit through a comedy special.
Once again, the movie is called Joy Ride, and it will be out as a streaming rental this weekend. It should be available for pre-order now. Remember the name, JOY RIDE: just like your mom’s nickname in junior high.
Aaaaanyway, I think that’s all you need to know. Just listen! At the beginning here there’s a part that gets cut off, I was asking Bobcat about the poster he has of Barry Crimmins behind him. I got to interview Bobcat about his Barry Crimmins documentary a few years back, and then I interviewed Barry for his special when that came out a bit later. Barry died in 2018 (RIP to a real one, for real), that’s why Bobcat calls him “a drunk ghost.” I still don’t really understand who the Duffy twins are, but maybe some bright listener out there can fill me in? We love our obscure references, don’t we folks? Anyway, I always love talking to Bobcat, and Dana Gould was a delight as well, so… enjoy!
Hey, Frotcast fans. Here’s an interview I did with Gabe Rucker. He is the chef/owner of Le Pigeon, in Portland, and recently he worked as the food consultant on the movie Pig, with Nicolas Cage. Nic Cage plays an ex-chef who is a hermit that lives in the forest with his pet pig foraging for mushrooms. Anyway, Gabe got to be the guy who taught Nicolas Cage to cook and created a dish for him to make in the movie. We talk about creating dishes for movies, why chefs seem to hate restaurant movies, how Gabe taught Nic Cage to smell a mushroom, and much, much more. Please to enjoy.
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.