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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Today's episode includes a sit down with our good friend Mary Wilcher.
Mary Wilcher is the VP of Production and Development at Figure 8 Films in Carrboro, NC where she lives with her wife and 2 kids. Having grown up in West Virginia and ultimately settling in North Carolina after stints in Los Angeles and Atlanta, Mary shares her experiences of sharing a marriage and family with another woman in the South. We discuss coming out of the closet, the difference between southern cities vs. rural areas, and how draconian parental rights laws affected her family directly. A moment that should have been sacred to her family became a reminder of how backwards things are. It is a story that sincerely and deeply affected all three of us. We hope you like it.
Also we discuss how reality TV changed the game, drugs, and the Kings of Leon selling out.
This past week, The wellRED Comedy Tour took us from Athens, Ga to Charleston, South Carolina by way of Jacksonville, Florida.
This episode was recorded in the car on our way from Jacksonville to Charleston and while we agonized over how shitty a 5 hour car ride is when you are hungover, we managed to discuss Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Simulation Theories, and of course... fried chicken.
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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!
Just like a super hero flick, if you wanna see Spider-Man whoop the shit out of the Goblin, you gotta watch him get his ass bit by that Spider first.
Recorded right after the election, this episode covers our thoughts on that, and also gives you a little background into where we came from and why we are the way we are.
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