View from the Cheap Seats with the Sklar Brothers

View from the Cheap Seats with the Sklar Brothers

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In a fresh iteration of a classic formula, comedians Jason and Randy Sklar share their unique comedic takes on an assortment of sporting issues and chat with an amazing array of guests.

Episodes

354 Jay Chandrasekhar, Kenny Stevenson  

Actor, comedian, and Broken Lizard Jay Chandrasekhar returns to the Country this week to share stories from his new book, “Moustache Shenanigans: Making Super Troopers and Other Adventures in Comedy.” The Sklars break down how ESPN evolved into its current state before Jay fills them in on how the scoring is coming for Super Troopers 2. Then, they riff on LaVar Ball’s hyped-up boasts, a tennis match interrupted by noisy coitus, and competitive hobby horsing, and finally, the Sklars ring up Nic Cage to hear his take on Las Vegas sports. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/happy).

9 - Dan Cummins  

The Sklars tackle the Red Sox sign-stealing-Apple-watch controversy. Then hilarious comedian Dan Cummins joins the show and discusses his podcast Timesuck, in which he deep-dives into whatever topic he's currently obsessing about. The three guys chat about the difficulties that athletes often have in handling money and fame, Houdini, and everything from Isaiah Thomas to Tim Tebow. Dan talks about the rise of Gonzaga basketball before the Sklars jump into Quick Hits to take on a Leeds United logo controversy, Jim Brown's Kaepernick comments, and... the Rally Cat. To wrap up the show, Ozzie Guillen calls in to comment on the sign-stealing issue.


8 - Brendan Schaub & Bryan Callen  

Randy and Jason kick off the week by covering college football, Art Briles, and violence in the sport. Then, Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen (The Fighter and the Kid, Big Brown Breakdown) join the Sklars to talk about how their podcast came to be, Ultimate Fighting, Mayweather vs McGregor, and more. In Quick Hits, Rangers vs. Astros, Star Wars night at Yankee Stadium, and Amanda Lucas. Finally, Manny Pacquiao calls in to promote his new album, Love Songs!

7 - Zach Harper & Ramon Rivas  

Randy and Jason start off this week's episode by recapping the sports media's reaction to last week's episode with Blake Griffin and diving into Kyrie's big move to Boston. Then, NBA writer Zach Harbor joins the Sklars to talk Mark Cuban's mysterious wave, the best matchups of the next NBA season, and getting Popped. Ramon Rivas joins in to give his take on Kyrie's future -- before the move to Boston went down. In Quick Hits, a sports doctor controversy, Mayweather vs McGregor, and free Chargers tattoos. To wrap it all up, Kris Kristofferson gives his thoughts on his vision for LeBron's future.

6 - Blake Griffin  

The Sklars discuss the NFL pre-season, Marshawn Lynch, and the Ezekiel Elliott situation. Then, Blake Griffin joins them to talk about venturing into comedy, Lonzo Ball, and politics' place in the NBA vs in the NFL. In Quick Hits: Phil Kessel, ESPN's NFL Fantasy player auction, and Robert Horry. To wrap up the show, Javier Bardem has an important pitch for Blake!

5 - Bill Burr  

The Sklars discuss Colin Kaepernick, before bringing on comedian Bill Burr (F is for Family) to talk about challenging audiences' beliefs, Super Bowl L1, and the ESPN body issue. They cover Boston sports and the culture of winning, Ice Cube's BIG3 league, Lavar Ball vs. Michael Jordan, and then get into a heated debate about deflategate. Finally, a voicemail from Michael Jordan caps off the show!

4 - Adam McKay  

The Sklars tackle the big Kyrie Irving question before bringing on Oscar winner Adam McKay (The Big Short)! Adam talks about how unexpected The Big Short's funny factor was, and tells of his upcoming film about Dick Cheney. The Sklars and Adam regale their most epic night in Vegas -- hosting Adam's NBA fantasy draft, running into NBA stars, clubbing like rockstars, experiencing crazy musical parallels, and finding gambling redemption. In Quick Hits, an NFLer saves a man's life, a soccer player makes dumb mistakes on social media, and an Uber driver suffers a bite in the back. To wrap it up, Christoph Waltz joins the show to discuss the pilot he's pitching around, the Knicks, and more!


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3 - James Davis  

The Sklars discuss the Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather insult tour, and boxing vs MMA. Then, they’re joined by comedian James Davis (Hood Adjacent) to riff on sketch ideas, Hamilton, Colin Kaepernick, and the NBA. In Quick Hits, a dognapping, Tiger Woods, and missed prizes in the DMs. Finally, Kris Kristofferson calls in to round out the show.

2 - Nate Bargatze  

The Sklars discuss the ESPN Body Issue, and body diversity in sports. Then, actor and comedian Nate Bargatze (The Standups) joins the Sklars to talk about his love of Vanderbilt sports, the NBA, and hockey. They cover the creepy allegations against Bobby Knight, and finally, a call from Javier Bardem brings it home.

1 - David Koechner: Remote Control Animatronic Bulls  

On the very first episode of View from the Cheap Seats, Randy and Jason discuss the best way to solve the problems inherent in bullfighting. Then, comedian David Koechner (Superior Donuts) joins to talk local wrestling, having pennies thrown at him while working in the WWF, and his experience flying on Vince McMahon’s private jet. Koechner talks to the Sklar about performing on SNL, and playing baseball in Kauffman stadium through hosting the charity Big Slick. Also, the greatest Superbowls are debated, the contentious 1985 World Series is brought up, and the nation’s top baseball stadiums are ranked. In Quick Hits, a Russian tennis player harassing an umpire, Dak Prescott’s signing machine allegations, and how to raise the stakes of the MLB All-Star Game. A call from a very troubled Ozzie Guillen rounds out the inaugural show!



363 - Ari Shaffir  

Randy and Jason talk the BIG3 and the WNBA, and the John McEnroe/Serena Williams beef, before being joined by comedian Ari Shaffir (This Is Not Happening)! They discuss Ari's new Netflix double special Double Negative, and Ari's time traveling the world off-the-grid. Then, Ari sets the record straight in his Naked Roast Battle New York pee-flinging! During Quick Hits: a gun-happy little league coach in West Virginia, golfers' incorrectly indentified girlfriends during the US Open, and Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. Finally, a call from Jerry Jones brings it all home!

362 - Sarah Tiana  

Comedian/writer Sarah Tiana joins the Sklars in New York for this week’s episode! Nobody likes midseason baseball, so Randy and Jason break down the NBA draft. Will your team get the next LeBron James or the next Mike James? Then, Sarah shares her struggles as a Falcons fan, and how the Super Bowl was the best and worst day of her life. They discuss the growing female sports demographic, and why some women might prefer basketball to football. Sarah explains how she got into sports as a kid and reveals some Big Papi roast jokes. During Quick Hits, a discussion of harassment of NCAA basketball refs, the Browns making another awkward roster move, and the St. Louis Cardinals’ “Christian Day.” Jesse Thorn brings it home with a Fantasy Hyundai report.

361 Tom Arnold, Chris Cox  

Actor/comedian Tom Arnold returns to the show for the last ever Earwolf studio-recorded episode of Sklarbro Country! Randy and Jason dive into an examination of what has led to the drop off in modern American tennis stars before Tom shares his favorite stories from The Best Damn Sports Show Period. Then, we hear why Tom almost got in a fight with Arnold Schwarzenegger's nephew, how he kept Clint Eastwood from petting a bald eagle, and what sport he's been jonesing for lately. Quick Hits brings reports of a soccer goalie who bailed at halftime and a catfish thrown into a hockey rink, and finally, former Vice President Al Gore stops by to show off his rapping skills. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/sklar).

360 Erik Griffin  

Randy and Jason discuss the NBA Finals and how Kevin Durant can fix the Association's parity problem. Then Erik Griffin (Workaholics, I’m Dying Up Here) joins the show! The three discuss what “I’m Dying Up Here” gets right about the comedy world. Erik talks about how he got his courtside season tickets, what it’s like having players actually hear what you’re yelling, and what the Clippers need to do to take it to the next level. Then the discussion turns to the NBA Finals, how close in talent the Warriors and Cavs truly are, and how NBA player contracts should work. All three agree college athletes should be compensated, and debate the best way to do it. On Quick Hits: the Austin Rivers/Big Baby beef, pro athletes living in apartments, and Mr. Met’s fingers. Jesse Thorn brings a fantasy report.

359 Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Chris Cox  

Comic actresses Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson (GLOW) join Randy and Jason for this week's Sklarbro Country! First, the Bros cover their main story: The Tebow Effect. Then, they talk to Kimmy and Rebekka about their work on the new Netflix series GLOW, including how they were trained by Chavo Guerrero, getting beaten up by the ropes, and writing their own character bits. Then, they discuss a Turkish NBA player involved in political controversy and an MMA fighter who unknowingly fought while pregnant during Quick Hits, and finally, the Sklars talk to Matthew McConaughey about Mo Bamba's Texas recruitment.

358 Eddie Pepitone, Chris Cox  

Actor and comedian Eddie Pepitone returns on this week's Sklarbro Country! Randy and Jason dive into the latest Tiger Woods scandal before talking to Eddie about being raised by schoolteachers, his emotional relationship with the New York Rangers, and how hockey inspired him to write poetry. Then, they discuss a golf cart pee penalty and a made-up college recruit during Quick Hits, and the Sklars talk to Tiger Woods himself to find out how he ended up with a DUI.

357 Tommy Dewey, Chris Cox  

Actor Tommy Dewey (Casual) arrives on fair Country shores this week to talk football fandom with Randy and Jason. The Sklars dig deep into the dark side of college recruiting before talking with Tommy about why Alabama fans have it toughest and their favorite Keith Jackson calls. Plus, Tommy gives the lowdown on his show "Now We're Talking," and Charlie Sheen himself visits the studio to share his excitement over his new film. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/sklar) and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/happy).

356 Patrick Meagher, Chris Cox  

Host of "The Wrap" Patrick Meagher joins the Sklars this week to discuss everything from athletes taking dirt bike joy rides to the biggest boxing matches they witnessed as kids. They break down how Howard Stern got to the radio mountaintop and review the Morris Brothers' mishaps, and later, they call Dennis Rodman to hear his opinion on the irascible LaVar Ball. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/happy).

355 Josh Adam Meyers, Brad Morris  

Comedian Josh Adam Meyers (The Goddamn Comedy Jam) joins the Sklars to go all nuts and bolts on their sports fandom together. The Bros give their take on the Adam Jones incident before talking to Josh about the Wizards' prospects and their rivalry with the Celtics. During Quick Hits, we hear of a man dumping his friend's ashes in ball parks across the country and Helen Mirren's strange Instagram presence, and finally, the Sklars listen to a voicemail from actor Christoph Waltz regarding the latest NBA trade rumors. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecrutier (www.ziprecruiter.com/happy).

353 Jackie Kashian, Chris Cox  

Comedian Jackie Kashian joins Randy and Jason this week to talk about her new album "I Am Not the Hero of This Story." She reminisces with the Sklars about "growing up" in comedy together, explains the political element of her comedy, and shares stories of being raised in the Armenian church. Plus, we hear about Serena Williams' pregnancy beef and the World's Largest Pool Cue during Quick Hits, and the Sklars listen to a voicemail from Michael Jordan in which the former NBA star corrects the record on his legacy. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/sklar).

352 Chris Harris, Kenny Stevenson  

Host of the "Harris Football Podcast" Chris Harris joins the Sklars this week to get deep into draft talk. Chris explains why the Browns shouldn't pursue a one-year quarterback straight out of college and predicts which teams will change their fortunes. During Quick Hits, they touch on a UFC fighter with implant issues and Pacman Jones' latest provocation, and finally, Kris Kristofferson calls in to voice his issues with the recent bombings. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/happy).

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