You Had To Be There

You Had To Be There

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Episode 118 - No Romance  

After months of not being around each other, Nikki and Sara are in the same room again to record an episode just before they're separated yet again. Sara, having fallen out of love with New York City for reasons well-explained herein, is moving to Los Angeles but the ladies have much to discuss first, including brilliant, manipulative, and vulturous televison, the sly sexiness of Beyonce's album, and enough darkumentary recommendations to have you crying for days. One reason to quit your bawling, though, is that despite Sara's east coast exodus and contrary to somebody's prior reports, You Had To Be There is not ending; Sara and Nikki will simply record whenever they're in the same city. Admittedly it'll be kind of sporadic, but for now just enjoy this solid madcap ep.

Episode 117: We Had a Show  

This week, the podcast returns to its Brooklyn home for an hour of reflection on the fate of Nikki & Sara Live and the future of Nikki and Sara. In the closest thing that show will ever get to a reunion special, a good chunk of NSL's staff packs into Sara's apartment to laugh at favorite moments from its run and share stories of sustained disappointment and authentic joy. Fair warning, the ladies will be taking another podcast break until the new year, so savor this cathartic party of an episode and you'll hear from them soon. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.

Episode 116: Negate the Cool  

This week, Nikki and Sara "Healthy Teeth" Schaefer praise musical ear muffs and Louis CK motifs before tackling that whole Miley-Sinead situation and debuting the world's greatest gif. Nikki and Sara are hosting a night of stand-up at the Gramercy Theatre on November 8th for the New York Comedy Festival. Get yr tix soon. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.

Episode 115: Row If You Want To  

This week, Sara and Nikki are joined by Sara's comedian, documentarian, vocabularian beau Scott Moran to brainstorm Halloween costumes clever enough for national TV. After a sobering foray into tragedy and inspiration, the gang lightens up towards the end with talk of drugs, cheese, and other addicting habits. Nikki and Sara are hosting a night of stand-up at the Gramercy Theatre on November 8th for the New York Comedy Festival. They'll fill you in on the full lineup soon, but really, what else do you need. Get yr tix soon. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.

Episode 114: Lie Lie Lie  

This week, Sara and Nikki briefly return to the format of yore by inviting perennial guest Cory Cavin (Awful DJ comedy, Model Wife) to talk about hangovers and listen about periods. In case you're somehow still guest-hungry, Nikki & Sara Live production manager/breakout star Brian Hoff drops in to explain the guerrilla campaigns he wages against capitalism that are almost as lucrative as they are absurd. And speaking of guests, make sure you watch this week's Nikki & Sara Live to see your hosts catch their white whale after years of hunting and dreaming and begging. Oh, last thing: Nikki and Sara are hosting a night of stand-up at the Gramercy Theatre on November 8th for the New York Comedy Festival. They'll fill you in on the full lineup soon, but really, what else do you need. Get yr tix here. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.

Episode 113: Here's My Big Secret  

This week, Sara and Nikki are back from an unplanned hiatus caused by power-touring and binge-working. To get back into the podcasting spirit, the ladies read your tweets as jumping off points for discussing shame cheese, anger yachts, and gracefully splitting a bill. When you've got time, check out Nikki's favorite podcast for quoting Stuff You Should Know and keep tweeting topic suggestions, the more scandalous the better. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Audible, the ‘net’s leading provider of audiobooks. For a free free audiobook and to support this ol’ podcast, head over to AudiblePodcast.com/BeThere and set up a free trial membership.

Episode 112: Where Are My Omelettes?  

This week, after a stumbly start, Sara and Nikki call out the trap of striving to be cool and look ahead to the outlandishly busy coming week. The obvious pinnacle of your humble hosts' next few days is their opportunity to attend the VMAs with handsome hamsters and every famous person on the face of the planet. Amidst their anticipation, the ladies manage to include a loving Beatles rant, live coverage of a GIFfinated Sara blowin' up the Internet, and a request for Netflix horror-doc suggestions, the sadder the better.

Episode 111: I'm Not Even Joking You Need To Stop Smoking  

This week, Sara and Nikki explore the ways of responsible adults and examine the lies that subway ads tell us about childhood. Nikki then launches an antismoking ambush and puts out a call for either tips or sympathy for her totally flawed bedroom setup.

Episode 110: Vellum  

This week, Sara and Nikki's chatter skews darker as they both pick fights with BS weddings and fat-shaming yogis. To alleviate the doom of hungry vultures and faulty guardrails, the ladies share some happy secrets about their TV show and a fun fact about foxes.

Episode 109: Soup Stuff  

This week, Sara and Nikki turn in their most laid-back intro yet and make a compelling case for you and all your friends and lovers to turn on MTV tonight, for at 11pm/10c the packed to the gills season premiere of Nikki & Sara Live will hit the air. After some chatter about meme thievery and fruit, your hosts summarize their sexual milestones and make great strides on their quest to create a shared catchphrase. Prove you don't have a Backpfeifengesicht and pregame tonight's premiere by firing up this ep this instant.

Episode 108: PTSD  

This week, Sara classifies the biz caz bullies who make her blood boil and Nikki recounts her latest brush with death and nudity. The ladies later explore the comforts and terrors of childhood and the dehumanizing hell of auditioning at any age. Listen and learn.

Episode 107: Back to Work  

Welcome back, hobots. After two months of TV-taping and globe-hopping, Sara and Nikki are back in the same room and ready to fill your ears with tales of scuba diving and melancholy. In their new streamlined format, the girls get you up to speed on season two of Nikki & Sara Live and their current views on leg stances and seafood. It's worth the wait.

Episode 106: Cory Cavin  

This week, Sara and Nikki investigate the dangerously awesome allure of Vicodin and share tales of stepping back from the painkilling brink. Though he's made a couple cameos in the past, this episode marks Cory Cavin's (@corycavin, the Talking Pee-approved webseries Model Wife) first official appearance on YHTBT. He and Sara boil down the origins of their long friendship and the trio of now-coworkers commune on nicknames, head-fashion, and Christian in-jokes. When Sara bounces early, the two stragglers recall their most awkward encounters and generally make up for the Nikkilessness of Cory's first kinda episode. Carpet drapem, hobots. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Squarespace, the most accessible and best-looking website creation platform on the 'net. Squarespace offers ultimate freedom and ease of use when making whatever you can dream up: blogs, galleries, and now fully functioning online stores. Go to Squarespace.com for a free trial, and use the new code "bethere" to get 10% off any purchase on the site.

Episode 105: Jim & Jeannie Gaffigan  

This week, Sara and Nikki relive their surreal evening spent amongst random celebrities and teenage screams.  Comedy power couple Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan (Comedy Central, Twitter & Twitter) make their triumphant return to the podcast and speculate about the pitfalls of Taylor-level fame.  Jim's new book, Dad is Fat, drops next week, but you should preorder a copy now just in case.  Written with Jeannie and inspired by their five kids, the book is an astonishingly hilarious and oppressively addicting collection of essays on fatherhood.  For the rest of the hour, the gang discusses collaborating with a writing partner, treating stand-up as therapy, and a rare definition of the word "galley". Hey, remember a while back when Nikki recorded a special up in Boston?  Well that set premieres this Friday May 3rd at 12 midnight/11c, kicking off Comedy Central's new season of The Half Hour.  Read this now, watch that then. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Squarespace, the most accessible and best-looking website creation platform on the ‘net. Squarespace offers ultimate freedom and ease of use when making whatever you can dream up: blogs, galleries, and now fully functioning online stores. Go to Squarespace.com/BeThere for a free trial, and use the new code “bethere” to get 10% off any purchase on the site.

Episode 104: Al Madrigal  

This week, Sara and Nikki reannounce the renewal of their really great TV show Nikki & Sara LIVE (thanks for watching!) before quickly introducing their guest, comedian Al Madrigal (The Daily Show, @almadrigal).  Al's new standup special Why is the Rabbit Crying? premieres on Comedy Central this Friday April 26, making this episode the perfect opportunity to reflect upon the grueling road sets and iffy TV spots that have gotten him this far.  It's "gratitude and caution", Sara points out, that keep a comic sane as he strives through those early days, dreaming of a time when he'll have earned the respect and admiration of both his peers and his cussing kid cousins. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Squarespace, the most accessible and best-looking website creation platform on the ‘net.  Squarespace offers ultimate freedom and ease of use when making whatever you can dream up: blogs, galleries, and now fully functioning online stores.  Go to Squarespace.com/BeThere for a free trial, and use the new code “mancandy” to get 10% off any purchase on the site.

Episode 103: Sue Costello  

 This week, Sara and Nikki are personally invited to a Taylor Swift gig out in Jersey and neither snow nor rain nor violent food poisoning will stay these girls from meeting the Swift herself.  Comic and birthday girl Sue Costello (@suecostello, The Fighter, TV everything) takes the ladies through her one-woman show I Wasn't Trying To Be Funny for which she's currently raising money to bring to a broader audience through Kickstarter (help her out!).  The show covers Sue's entire comedic career thus far, from the highs of being discovered at an elderly bringer show to the improbably unlucky lows of jealous mentors and hindering home runs, and how through it all she's maintained her trademark candor and zeal. In closing, Nikki implores you to watch Nikki & Sara LIVE on MTV Tuesday at 11pm/10c.  Trust her, she's an expert in these things. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Squarespace, the most accessible and best-looking website creation platform on the 'net.  Squarespace offers ultimate freedom and ease of use when making whatever you can dream up: blogs, galleries, and now fully functioning online stores.  Go to Squarespace.com/BeThere for a free trial, and use the new code "mancandy" to get 10% off any purchase on the site.

Episode 102: Chris Fairbanks  

This week, Sara and Nikki quash a bout of podcaster's block by brainstorming new ways for Nikki to find dates.  Their guest Chris Fairbanks (@chrisfairbanks, Comedy Central, truTV's World's Dumbest), a comic who graced the stage at YHTBT's first live taping, takes this theme and runs with it first through the dark depths of sexual insanity and later around the whimsies of deceptive dating and pubic quilts.  To close, the three talk pee about Chris's CD, friend-of-the-'cast Myq Kaplan's existence, and Buzzfeeder @LouisPeitzman's timely tweets. Studies show the absolute best way to spend your Tuesday nights from 11pm/10c on is watching Nikki & Sara LIVE on MTV, so be sure to be there as well. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Squarespace, the most accessible and best-looking website creation platform on the 'net.  Squarespace offers ultimate freedom and ease of use when making whatever you can dream up: blogs, galleries, and now fully functioning online stores.  Go to Squarespace.com/BeThere for a free trial, and use the new code "pee" to get 10% off any purchase on the site.

Episode 101: Moshe Kasher  

This week, Sara and Nikki declassify the events surrounding last week's torrent of celebrity encounters, codenamed "Zero Dark Flirty".  Stand-up Moshe Kasher (@moshekasher, The Champs podcast) barely makes it past MTV's team of New World Order security guards in time to plug his shows at Carolines with Natasha Leggero this very weekend and reminisce about his last barfight.  Moshe, whose dark and hilarious memoir Kasher in the Rye was published last year, has been cutting his way through the jungle of the LA TV biz and he comes armed with tales of treacherous table-reads and wise words for tacking rampant self-doubt.  The gang talks a little pee about Nikki's documented love for Fitzdog Radio, Sara's documented love for Nikki, and Moshe's dreams coming true vis-à-vis those Carolines shows (which, by the way, you should go to). Hark: Pope Francis has decreed that you, dear sinner, should check out Nikki & Sara LIVE every Tuesday at 11pm/10c on MTV.  It will make you laugh and save your soul. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Squarespace, the most accessible and best-looking website creation platform on the ‘net.  Squarespace offers ultimate freedom and ease of use when making whatever you can dream up: blogs, galleries, and now fully functioning online stores.  Go to Squarespace.com/BeThere for a free trial, and use the new code “pee” to get 10% off any purchase on the site.

Episode 100: Mike Birbiglia  

This week, Sara and Nikki just barely evade the censors and then react to Nikki's illicit half hour special gifts.  To celebrate their first triple-digit episode, the ladies entertain one of their biggest guests yet: Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs).  In Sara's humble office, the trio kick around some themes Mike covered in his recent movie Sleepwalk with Me, like crazy dreams and on-stage stress.  Later, they get to some he left out too, like the isolation of marriage and the optimism of cell division.  Plus Kanye.  They really cover it all.  Talking Pee this week singles out The Ben Show, that new Baumbach movie, a positive Internet interaction, and Maria Bamford's comedian-approved comedy.  Here's to the next hundred. And be sure to watch Nikki & Sara LIVE Tuesdays at 11pm/10c on MTV because you deserve it. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Squarespace, the most accessible and best-looking website creation platform on the 'net.  Squarespace offers ultimate freedom and ease of use when making whatever you can dream up: blogs, galleries, and now fully functioning online stores.  Go to Squarespace.com/BeThere for a free trial, and use the new code "pee" to get 10% off any purchase on the site.

Episode 99: Michael Che  

This week, Sara and Nikki conduct a no-nonsense all-business intro before announcing their pick for the YHTBT-designed listener-proposed website to be created on Squarespace: an entire site exclusively devoted to Talking Pee.  The ladies welcome rising comic Michael Che (Best Week Ever, Letterman, soon SNL) to discuss the art of calling out an audience's oversensitivity regarding such topics as race or bulldogs.  The trio touch upon all the complications and potential depression of watching porn and end up highlighting a host of real-world gestures, scents, and compliments that do a better job of turning them on anyway.  To close, everyone Talks Pee about Tim Minchin and his about-to-open Matilda, Mario Badescu and his magical skin creams, and Thai food as a whole. Reminders!  If you'd like to attend the taping of Nikki's half-hour special this Friday March 1st in Boston fo' free, head over to theblacklistnyc.com/ccboston for tickets.  And don't forget to do yourself a favor and tune in to Nikki & Sara LIVE this Tuesday at 11pm/10c on MTV. You Had To Be There is sponsored by Squarespace, the most accessible and best-looking website creation platform on the 'net.  Squarespace offers ultimate freedom and ease of use when making whatever you can dream up: blogs, galleries, and now fully functioning online stores.  Go to Squarespace.com/BeThere for a free trial, and use the code "hobot" to get 10% off any purchase on the site.

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