Be Here For A While

Be Here For A While


Rachael O’Brien is a stand-up comic and actress. Currently Rachael can be seen on Bravo’s hit TV show Vanderpump Rules, which recently aired its new season. She has toured all over the world and this past fall she embarked on a 3-week European tour through Germany, The Netherlands, and Belgium doing stand-up for the troops. She has shared the stage with comedic household names including Jeff Ross, Judd Apatow, Heather McDonald, Ron White, and Nick Kroll. "Be Here for A While" is a comedic look into the world as Rachael and her notable comedian and entertainment industry friends see it.


Dating deal breakers, DJs, & a bday dinner recap with comedian Annabelle Desisto  

Comedian Annabelle Desisto joins Rachael before she leaves for Europe to recap her eventful birthday dinner, update everyone on her investors' growing fame, and discuss dating deal breakers - ie being a DJ and/or photos from Burning Man. The girls discuss Annabelle's dieting regimen and the growing fame of both RJ Desisto and Rachael's Palm Springs House on Vanderpump Rules.

Inspired with Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Fab Fit Fun Michael Broukhim  

If you want to be your own boss, create a business that provides value to the world, and get advice from an inspirational young entrepreneur in how to do so, this podcast is a must listen! Tune in as Rachael talks to Michael Broukhim, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Fab Fit Fun. The two discuss his journey from graduating with honors from Harvard (Rachael used to think she was cool for graduating with honors from University of Oregon... until now) to successfully running a growing, evolving company. 

Kate Casey stops by on her birthday! The Reality Life host chats married life, Southern Charm and crashing 80s children's events  

Kate Casey, reality TV expert and Reality Life podcast host joins Rachael to recap the season premiere episode of Southern Charm, discuss the TLC show Long Lost Family, and, of course, The Real Housewives. They also tell a few ghost stories about Kate's haunted house and Rachael's experience with some sort of supernatural force when she was driving. Kate was recently featured in Yahoo Style, interviewed by Daily Mail, and her hilarious celebrity outfit parodies went viral. 

Love, marriage, and cool sculpting with Rachael's modelesque bestie Kristen Doute  

Vanderpump Rules' Kristen Doute is here for girl talk with Rachael on this episode of Be Here For A While. The girls discuss Kristen's recent experience with cool sculpting, wedding planning (not their own), being bridesmaids in Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz's wedding (which you can see on the season finale of Vanderpump Rules), and the twisted, complicated world of dating in Los Angeles. Catch Kristen on Bravo's Vanderpump Rules as well as on her new blog,! 

Food-hungover on truffle mac n cheese with comedian bestie Jaclyn Marfuggi  

Rachael's bestie Jaclyn Marfuggi is back to discuss a little bit of everything on this episode of Be Here For A While. Dating, food, podcasting... food... join the girls as they catch up! Find Jaclyn @jaclynmarfuggi on twitter and instagram! 

Growing up in comedy with Comedy Club Heir Jack Jr.  

Jack Jr is the heir to the HaHa Comedy Club throne and he's here to talk about it on this episode of Be Here For A While. He and Rachael discuss the thriving Los Angeles comedy scene, their recent show in Las Vegas, and his weight loss journey. As the son of comedy club owners, Jack essentially grew up in the comedy scene, and over the years made the transition from spectator to on-stage performer. Over the last few years he has delved into the acting and writing world and has moved his way up the ladder to find himself traveling across the country to feature for the likes of Jeff Garcia, Brandon T. Jackson and Damon Wayans Jr. Today, he can be found headlining in clubs across the country as he continues his journey up the comedy totem pole.


Heart and Hustle with comedian Ben Gleib  

On this episode of Be Here For A While, comedian Ben Gleib is joining Rachael to talk all things comedy!

Ben was just named by TBS one of the "funniest comedians working today." He is host, writer, and executive producer of the Emmy nominated "Idiotest," the hit comedy brain teaser game show in it's 4th season on GSN, with 210 episodes. It's the most watched original program on the network. His hilarious hour-long standup special "Ben Gleib - Neurotic Gangster" is currently airing on Showtime. 

For 7 years he was a round table regular on "Chelsea Lately" on E! with over 100 appearances! He also played himself on a memorable episode of the E! scripted series "After Lately." 

He has toured sold-out arenas all over North America with both Chelsea Handler and Dane Cook, has been headlining comedy clubs around the globe since 2007, and has performed on "The Late Late Show," "Last Comic Standing," and twice on "Last Call with Carson Daly." He is constantly on tour, and is likely performing soon in a town near you.

A truly unique voice in comedy, he's even been a frequent on-air contributor on CNN, "The Young Turks," and NPR, winning a Golden Mic for his work on Southern California NPR's "Patt Morrison's Comedy Congress." Recently he created, executive produced, hosted and was head writer on a spinoff special for GSN called "Political Idiotest," blending his game show with his love of politics. And he was the anchor of GSN's interstitial series "Man VS Fly."

An accomplished voice over actor, Gleib is one of the stars of Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie," is the voice of Marshall the Sloth in "Ice Age: Continental Drift," (the #2 animated movie of all-time internationally,) and voices Dali in "The Book of Life" starring Channing Tatum. His voices have also appeared in "Phineas and Ferb," and youtube series "The Melvin Bros." 

His podcast “Last Week on Earth with Ben Gleib” on the Smodcast Network debuted at #9 on iTunes Comedy, and was #1 on Stitcher for over 20 weeks. Every Wednesday, he hilariously summarizes news and politics, occasionally being joined by celebrity guests like Bryan Cranston, Meghan McCain, Bob Odenkirk, Sam Donaldson, Moby, Adam Devine, and his parents. (You can subscribe, rate and review on iTunes.)

He also enjoys freestyle rapping, has a rap group called BENS, and is proudest that he is probably better than you at ping pong. 

He is also aware that he has to work on his posture. He's 6'1" but looks like he's 5'9".

The roast of Rachael with her mom, Cindy O'Brien  

Rachael's infamous mom, Cindy O'Brien, is here to roast Rachael on this episode of Be Here For A While. Listen to Rachael's mom recount her several noses, how she's been a class clown/comedy junkie her whole life, and her take on everything pop culture and reality TV! Find her on instagram at @cinziaobrien!

Strokes of genius with the hilarious Annabelle Desisto  

Rachael's funniest (and currently skinniest) friend Annabelle Desisto is here for this episode of Be Here For A While! Annabelle recounts her experience (barely) attending Jaclyn's Oscars party last weekend after showing up with minimal makeup on and realizing it was a party party. Rachael and Annabelle discuss dating in 2017 and Annabelle answers some fans' questions about comedy! Catch Annabelle on her podcast Adderall and Compliments! 

Stassi Schroeder The Reality Star and Rachael The Comedian  

Everyone's favorite guest is back - Vanderpump Rules' Stassi Schroeder is on this week's episode of Be Here For A While. Stassi starts off by busting Rachael's balls for renaming her iPhone "Rachael The Comedian" which Rachael follows up by busting Stassi for having the Vanderpump Rules' theme song as her ringtone. (Yes, singing is involved). The girls discuss living in all-gold-everything apartments and how Stassi almost got hit in the face during their recent trip to Las Vegas. Find Stassi on her podcast, Straight Up With Stassi!

All The Laughs with Pretty Funny Woman, Lisa Sundstedt  

Rachael's first comedy teacher, Lisa Sundstedt, stops by to chat all things comedy. Lisa is considered the Heidi Fleiss of comedy for creating the all-female comedy brand, Pretty Funny Women. Lisa has written for the Chelsea Handler Show, toured the country doing standup, and performed with the 50s group Sha Na Na on tour for 4 years! 

Blast From The Past with Devan Long, Rachael's college ex-boyfriend  

It's a blast from the past when Rachael's college ex-boyfriend Devan Long stops by to let us in on some vintage Rachael secretes on this episode of Be Here For A While. Devan and Rachael talk about his university and NFL football career that lead him to acting, and that one time he did hallucinogenic drugs with Columbian natives.

The Bitch is BACK! Jackie Schimmel on current TV, London, and her musical aspirations  

Jackie Schimmel of The Bitch Bible podcast stops by on this episode of Be Here For A While. Rachael and Jackie give their unsolicited opinions on a variety of subjects from the Will and Grace reboot to how over-contouring is out of style. Jackie also tells us her dream of doing background vocals and confesses to stopping by her fiance's recording studio on a regular basis in hopes of being added as background vocals to one of Liam Payne's songs. They discuss Jackie's wedding day looks, yes looks, plural. And Jackie gives Rachael some dating tips. 

Former fat kid and funny guy Adam Ray stops by for a laugh  

Seattle-born stand up comedian Adam Ray stops by on this episode of Be Here For A While to talk about being a fellow former fat kid and his career journey since graduating college at USC, among other things. You can find Adam on his podcast About Last Night. You can also catch Adam at the Hollywood Improv, Comedy Store, and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, and headlines clubs around the country - check his dates at Adam’s online following has taken off, with the popularity of his web videos that are frequently featured on and Youtube. His “Kermit the Frog reaction video to 2 girls 1 cup,” is at 5 million views and counting on Youtube! His TV credits include TWO BROKE GIRLS, ABC’s “According to Jim,” MTV’s “Human Giant,” and MTV'S PUNK'D.

Tales of a 21st century girl with comedian/writer/serial dater Gabi Conti  

Comedian, Elite Daily Host, and quintessential 21st century girl Gabi Conti joins Rachael on this episode of Be Here For A While. They discuss Gabi's 2016 dating marathon (she went on 3-4 dates a week!) to her 2017 dating hiatus, with some pretty insane stories in between. One guy said he didn't like Frank Sinatra, which was her first red flag. They also talk about Gabi's comedy career and Gabi's love of Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP! Hear more from Gabi by listening to her podcast with her therapist (yes!) called Asking For A Friend.

Firecracker Annabelle Desisto on that time Rachael sparked a rage stroke and nearly killed her comedy aspirations to writing for legend Joan Rivers  

Firecracker Annabelle Desisto joins Rachael on this episode of Be Here For A While! They discuss everything from comedy to dating to working with the legendary Joan Rivers. Annabelle shares the story of her and Rachael's first meeting at a comedy show Rachael was on and Annabelle was hosting. She jokes that she had a rage stroke and questioned her comedy career after getting a glimpse of Rachael in her Louboutin's with her Chanel bag. Rachael chat with Annabelle about her current relationship status and dating in NYC and LA. Find Annabelle on social media and follow Annabelle's blog and podcast, Adderall and Compliments!

Bolognese, Booze, and Boys w/ the ultimate Italian, Jaclyn Marfuggi  

Rachael and her bestie, comedian Jaclyn Marfuggi, are ringing in the new year with stories of bolognese, booze and boys. Rachael tells Jaclyn about her New Years trip to Cabo with her friends from Vanderpump Rules and Jaclyn fills Rachael in on tales from her ultimate Italian Christmas vacation, back in Jersey. The girls discuss dating, cooking, comedy (of course) and 2016 reasons why 2016 sucked. 

Trailblazing the stand up comedy revolution in the Middle East w/ Nemr Abou Nassar  

Nemr is a Lebanese/American Stand-Up Comedian who is credited with establishing and pioneering the stand-up comedy scene throughout the Middle East where he performs in English. Nemr grew up in San Diego and then moved back with his family to Lebanon. He went on to break down barriers and unite people in a region where bombing on stage can have a completely different meaning.


On the heels of his hugely successful tour, Nemr continues his 2016 international comedy tour extending to almost every city across the U.S., and expanding to Europe and Australia making this a truly global event. In short, there is no stopping Nemr from accomplishing in America and worldwide what he did across the Middle East, bringing people together through laughter and merriment.

On being celebrity adjacent in LA, with TV exec RJ Larese  

On this episode of Be Here For A While, former ABC television executive, RJ Larese, stops by to dig into all things Television and Talent over a glass (ok, a bottle) of rose! RJ and Rachael talk extensively about the process of selling television shows, the boom of reality TV after the television writer's strike, and the struggle of "networking" in LA. RJ gives great insight into the interworkings of many of the entertainment industry positions he's held and shares some really hilarious stories from his dynamic career path.

Girls that comedy together stick together  

On this episode of Be Here For A While, comedian Dana Moon stops by to chat with Rachael about comedy, dating, and some heavy life stuff. Catch Dana on Laughs on Fox!

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