How do you even begin to describe George Wallace? The sheer fact that we have become friends with him is kind of too much for us to handle.
He's been in a Cohen Brother's movie (One of the greatest duos of all time), He's been on Seinfeld (One of the greatest sitcoms of all time), and he played THE MAYOR OF GOTHAM CITY in Batman Forever (Do we even have to hype up Batman?)
More importantly (to us, at least) he is one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. In his 40+ year career, he has worked every room, every theatre, and every casino you can imagine, all the while inspiring many legendary comedians we still enjoy today.
We sat down with George in the showroom at The Legendary Punchline in Atlanta, Georgia - where George lives today.
We discuss his start in comedy, his business ventures, his insanely talented family, and of course, the conversation steers in the direction of our current political landscape.
Before the interview begins of course, we recorded an hour long intro in a hotel in Burbank. Drew and Corey had just gotten off of a plane from the east coast, so the conversation jet-lagged its way to the Russian scandal, Ben Carson's recent word fart about slavery, Alex Jones, and Trae's recent trip across the border.
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The boys sit down with Sarah Smarsh at her home in Austin, Texas.
Sarah Smarsh is a journalist who writes about socioeconomic class. The daughter of a carpenter and a teenage mom, Sarah was raised as a fifth-generation wheat farmer in rural Kansas. She often writes against stereotypes about poverty and the white working class. Sarah has reported on politics and public policy for The Guardian, NewYorker.com, Harper's, and many other places. She's currently finishing a book on her upbringing among the American working poor, which will be published by Scribner Books. She lives in Kansas and Texas.
Super fun hang! As always, check out wellREDcomedy.com for tour dates, and to order our book - The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin Dixie Outta The Dark.
See y'all next week!