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.


Sarcasm and sass with brilliant comedian Mindy Rickles  

Hilarious comedian Mindy Rickles is back for this episode of Be Here For A While! Rachael and Mindy's sarcastic banter covers a range of topics including old apartments, growing up with a full staff, dating, memory loss as a parent, and menopause. Literally, everything.

In NYC with Sirius XM's Taylor Strecker!  

On this episode of Be Here For A While, the hilarious Taylor Strecker of Sirius XM’s Wake Up With Taylor invites Rachael to hang out with her in NYC! Taylor tells Rachael how she accidentally got started in radio in NYC with her best friend Nicole, as well as the growth and iterations of her radio show about her life, which she now coins “reality radio”. They discuss relationships, marriage, in-laws, sexuality, coming out to her listeners, and everything in between! Listen in to their girl talk and catch Taylor every morning on Wake Up With Taylor at 7am EST on Sirius XM Ch 109!

Girl With A Podcast MEETS Be Here For A While #podcastmashup  

Claudia Oshry's "Girl With A Podcast" MEETS Rachael's "Be Here For A While" in this dual-combination-collaboration podcast recorded during Rachael's recent trip to New York City! Rachael tells Claudia how she got to know the cast of Vanderpump Rules' and a little scoop on the show and current drams. Claudia tells Rachael how she created blog turned crazy popular instagram feed @girlwithnojob and what it's like being an influencer. She also tells Rachael her pro dating tips, after she's asked how to get proposed to. Summary of the story: ignore him. Rachael tells Claudia about being a stand up comedian and teaches her tricks to write a joke! Tune in to this #podcastmashup and roll with laughter.

Comedy Store ghost stories and getting the pass from Mitzi Shore with comedian Justin Martindale  

Rachael interviews her friend, comedian Justin Martindale, on this episode of Be Here For A While! Rachael and Justin begin by discussing social media and transition into stories from Justin's exciting career (thus far) at the infamous Comedy Store. Justin tells a particularly creepy ghost story and the two geek out on industry history.

From small town to Survivor: Andrea Boehlke talks career and beauty tips with Rachael  

Andrea Boehlke joins Rachael on this episode of Be Here For A While to discuss reality TV, share her beauty and dieting tips, and share her crazy career journey! Andrea is a television host, actress, and reality television star. She is best known for her appearances on CBS’s Survivor series, and as a host of PEOPLE Now on! Rachael and Andrea connect on their career journeys and coming from a small town.

Well, SH*T just got REAL with Rachael's bestie Stassi Schroeder  

On this episode of Be Here For A While, Rachael and her bestie, Stassi Schroeder from Vanderpump Rules, continue their rants on dating and relationships after recording Stassi's podcast, Straight Up With Stassi. The girls discuss ghosting, chemistry, and the "rules" of dating and relationships - and why said "rules" are all a crock of sh*t. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy. Let Stassi and Rachael know your thoughts by emailing them!

Mindy Rickles on her comedy career and the influence she got from her dad, Don Rickles  

Comedian Mindy Rickles joins Rachael today and it's a good one! Mindy tells Rachael about growing up "in virtual squalor in Beverly Hills," survived her upbringing by Barbara and Don Rickles and spent most every Christmas and Hannukah in Las Vegas on the lawn of the Sahara Hotel where she was entertained by the cooks and maids. They discuss Mindy's comedy career and how Jeff Garlin encouraged her to start doing standup. Mindy has performed all around the country at the most prominent comedy clubs and has been in several movies and TV shows. Mindy tells Rachael her early years dating in Los Angeles, before she met her husband, who plays so many roles in Mindy's life in between her naps and bubble baths. Rachael is fascinated by her growing up around people like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, but that was just a typical Tuesday for Mindy. They also touch on their mutual love for true crime. Mindy could definitely be a forensic scientist. Mindy's natural knack for self-deprecating humor makes this episode a must listen!!

Rachael recaps her Europe Trip with Jaclyn Marfuggi (Part 2)  

Rachael's comedian bestie, Jaclyn Marfuggi, is back to hear about the rest of Rachael's trip in Europe with Vanderpump Rules friends Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, and Kristen Doute! Rachael tells Jaclyn about the rest of the trip, including her favorite restaurants in Paris!

Rachael recaps her Europe Trip with Jaclyn Marfuggi (Part 1)  

Rachael is home from a whirlwind trip to Europe with Vanderpump Rules' Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, and Kristen Doute! Rachael's comedian bestie, Jaclyn Marfuggi joins her on this episode of Be Here For A While to hear all about her adventures in Copenhagen in the first of a two-part episode! The girls discuss the crazy cultural differences between the US and Europe - including the food, the mood, and the average body type. Tune in to hear Rachael recap Paris during Part 2!

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! 

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