Janet Varney

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 553: Uncandy Valley with Janet Varney

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Guests: 
Janet Varney

Actor, writer, and podcaster Janet Varney joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the unusual middle ground that Werther's Original hard candy occupies, Jordan's true fear around visiting the Warner Brother's Halloween haunt this year, the opulent mcmansion Janet visited to consult a psychic medium, and the bodily fluid challenge Jordan faced on his recent whirlwind podcast promotional tour. Plus, Janet has a new show called Fortune Rookie on IFC!

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Ep 16: Go Fact Yourself with Jonathan Ames and Janet Varney

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Johnny Whitaker, Janet Varney, J. Keith, Johnathan Ames, Helen Hong, Tom Nolan
Guests: 
Janet Varney & Jonathan Ames
Guests: 
J. Keith van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong
Guests: 
Johnny Whitaker
Guests: 
Tom Nolan

Jonathan Ames created several TV shows, including Bored to Death and Blunt Talk. He’s also the author of many books, including You Were Never Really Here, which was recently adapted into a movie.

Janet Varney stars in the TV show Stan Against Evil and hosts of the podcast The JV Corner.

In this episode, we’ll learn about Jonathan’s experience with having his book transformed into a movie and why, for all his literary expertise, he still has trouble pronouncing certain words. We’ll also hear more about Janet’s involvement at the annual Sketchfest and why she enjoys talking to women about their awkward teen years. And both Janet and Jonathan wonder what Jodie Foster is up to while they are on stage. Is she watching TV with someone while getting a nice neck massage? We may never learn the answer to that question. But GFY listeners will learn other things by listening to this episode.

What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between a “Presidential Pardon” and “Presidential Commutation”?

What’s the difference between “Avenge” and “Revenge”?

Areas of Expertise
Jonathan Ames: 1990’s New Knicks, Detective Novels/Noir Literature and the works of Pema Chodron.
Janet Varney: Jodie Foster movies from the 1970’s to the 1990’s, New York Times crossword puzzles, Alt. Rock 1990’s bands

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Jonathan Ames
Janet Varney

With guest experts:
Tom Nolan, crime novel reviewer for the Wall Street Journal and author of several books.

Johnny Whitaker, actor who’s had roles in shows like Family Affair and General Hospital

Go Fact Yourself is coming to New York for two live tapings on July 21st and 22nd at Caveat NYC! For information on guests and to buy tickets go to gofactyourpod.com.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

Bubble Episode 4: Home Brew

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Show: 
Bubble

Van starts brewing his own beer and men with beards take notice.

Want to support Bubble? Visit maximumfun.org/bubble to help pay for it.

CAST: 

Starring: 

Alison Becker - Morgan
Eliza Skinner - Annie
Mike Mitchell - Mitch
Cristela Alonzo - Bonnie
Keith Powell - Van
Tavi Gevinson - Narrator

Featuring:

Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Mark Gagliardi, Janet Varney, Taylor Orci, Danielle Radford

OFF-MIC: 

Created by Jordan Morris. Executive Produced by Jordan Morris, Nick Adams, and Jesse Thorn.
 
Written by Ryan Perez.
 
Produced by Julia Smith. Directed by Eric Martin. Editing and sound design by Ben Walker. Script Supervision by Shana Daloria. Engineered by Julian Burrell.
 
Original Music by Annie Hart.

Episode 21 - The Duolo written by Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich

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Guests: 
Adam Savage as Mal
Guests: 
Joshua Malina as Doctor/Guy/Man in Suit 1
Guests: 
John Ross Bowie as Paul
Guests: 
Janet Varney as Chrissy/Waitress
Guests: 
John Roderick as Colin
Guests: 
Hal Lublin as Ezekiel/Man in Suit 2
Guests: 
Mark Gagliardi as Mitch
Guests: 
Karen Smith-McGlynn as Teacher/Fanny/Monica

In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Andrew Reich (Friends, Dead Pilots Society Creator) regarding a dead pilot he co-wrote with Ted Cohen called The Duolo. You'll also listen to a live table read of The Duolo, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram , on Twitter, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com

Episode 12 - Punching Out written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley

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Guests: 
Kyle Bornheimer as Kenny
Guests: 
Cedric Yarbrough as Hank
Guests: 
Thomas Lennon as Bob
Guests: 
Robert Ben Garant as Man’s Voice/Mr. Barnhill
Guests: 
Janet Varney as Old Lady/Janice/Jenny
Guests: 
Craig Cackowski as Anderton/Dane/Lonny
Guests: 
Alessandra Torresani as Shawna
Guests: 
Ben Schwartz as Jake/Byron
Guests: 
Carlos Alazraqui as Flam/Customer
Guests: 
Ana Ortiz as Stacy
Guests: 
Andrew Reich with Stage Directions

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Horrible Bosses) regarding their dead pilot, Punching Out. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Punching Out performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram , on Twitter, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com

Episode 9 – C-Compay written by Steve Agee & Rob Schrab

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Guests: 
Steve Agee as Steve Douglas
Guests: 
Matt Gourley as Murph
Guests: 
Janet Varney as Tammy
Guests: 
Dave Foley as Major Schooley
Guests: 
Wyatt Cenac as Brock Fenton/Shorty Espejo
Guests: 
Paul F. Tompkins as Shade
Guests: 
Andy Richter as Paisley
Guests: 
Joshua Malina as Fatty Espejo
Guests: 
Mark McConville as Dirt Face
Guests: 
Chris McCulloch as Aton/Ace Hunter
Guests: 
Tawny Newsome as Vasquez/Wembley/Cop
Guests: 
Andrew Reich with Stage Directions

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview Steve Agee (New Girl, The Sarah Silverman Program) and Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program ) regarding their dead pilot, C-Company. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of C-Company from SF Sketchfest 2017.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram , on Twitter, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com

Episode 7 – Big written by Mike Royce & Kevin Biegel

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Guests: 
Jason Ritter as Will
Guests: 
Janet Varney as Phoebe
Guests: 
Frankie Shaw as Norma
Guests: 
Steve Agee as Kyle
Guests: 
Natalie Morales as Tricia
Guests: 
Bruce McCulloch as Dr. Paul
Guests: 
Khary Payton as Zoltar's caretaker/Narrator/Trevor
Guests: 
Jenny Wade as Teary Mom/Manager/Story Manager
Guests: 
Mark McConville as Voice Over/Bus Driver/Kid
Guests: 
Felicia Day as Voice on Phone/Mom in Crowd
Guests: 
Mike Royce with Stage Directions

IT'S OUR PLEDGE DRIVE EPISODE!! In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age, One Day at a Time) and Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town, Scrubs) regarding their dead pilot, Big, an adaptation of the 1988 motion picture starring Tom Hanks. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Big performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram , on Twitter, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com .

Don't forget to become a member of Maximum Fun to listen to our bonus content Weekend Dracula written by Steve Agee and the ATX Festival recording of Big written by Mike Royce & Kevin Biegel. Becoming a Max Fun member gives you access to bonus content from all Maximum Fun podcasts. Become a member at Maximum Fun

Episode 6 – Galaxy Fighters written by Victor Fresco

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Guests: 
Ed Weeks
Guests: 
Humphrey Ker
Guests: 
Josh Zuckerman
Guests: 
Craig Cackowski
Guests: 
Cedric Yarbrough
Guests: 
Chris Tallman
Guests: 
Danielle Nicolet
Guests: 
Janet Varney
Guests: 
Mark McConville
Guests: 
Gary Anthony Williams
Guests: 
Jamie Denbo
Guests: 
John Ross Bowie
Guests: 
Kerry Kenney-Silver
Guests: 
Alison Rich

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Andrew Reich interviews Victor Fresco (Santa Clarita Diet, Better Off Ted, Andy Richter Controls the Universe) regarding his dead pilot, Galaxy Fighters. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Galaxy Fighters performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors like:

Ed Weeks as Chancellor Gartold Brock, Humphrey Ker as Lieutenant Thalamus Reed, Josh Zuckerman as Matt Farlin, Craig Cackowski as Charlie, Cedric Yarbrough as Troy, Chris Tallman as Ginmopa, Danielle Nicolet as Jenna/Beautiful Woman #1, Janet Varney as Fruit Girl, Mark McConville as Soldier, Gary Anthony Williams as Weatherman, Jamie Denbo as Sexy Female Voice, John Ross Bowie as Policeman, Kerry Kenney-Silver as Beautiful Woman #2, Alison Rich as Beautiful Woman #3, and Andrew Reich reading stage directions.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram , on Twitter, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com .

Episode 2 - Only Child written by John Hodgman

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Guests: 
John Hodgman
Guests: 
Janet Varney
Guests: 
John Ross Bowie
Guests: 
Abe Chabon
Guests: 
Mark Gagliardi
Guests: 
Josh Malina
Guests: 
Adam Savage
Guests: 
Sage Ryan
Guests: 
Hal Lublin
Guests: 
Ben Acker
Guests: 
John Roderick
Guests: 
Samantha Sadoff
Guests: 
Abby Wait

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews John Hodgman (The Daily Show, Pitch Perfect 2, Married, Ragnorak) regarding his dead pilot, Only Child.This episode was recorded live from San Francisco Sketchfest 2016. Along with John's interview, you'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Only Child performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors like:

John Hodgman as John Hodgman, Janet Varney as Bridget and Mom, John Ross Bowie as Dad, Abe Chabon as Miles, Mark Gagliardi as Ed, Simon, and Basoonist, Josh Malina as Alex and Dr. Horchow, Adam Savage as Paul, Sage Ryan as Tim Fitch, Hal Lublin as Coach Mac, Ben Acker as CJ, John Roderick as Dr. Mister, Samantha Sadoff as Tina, and Abby Wait as Posie. Stage directions read by Andrew Reich.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us at www.facebook.com/deadpilotssociety, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter www.twitter.com/deadpilotspod, and visit our website at www.deadpilotssociety.com. Thanks for listening!

International Waters: Episode 71 Peas Is Problematic

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Janet, Dave and Kulap
Guests: 
Kulap Vilaysack
Guests: 
Janet Varney
Guests: 
Ben Partridge
Guests: 
Tiffany Stevenson
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

Kulap Vilaysack, Janet Varney, Ben Partridge and Tiffany Stevenson join host, Dave Holmes for stories about dumb crimes, old timey musicians and chicken fights.

Links:
Kulap Vilaysack wants to plug her SeeSo.com show Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ and recommends FX Network comedyYou're The Worst.

Janet Varney wants to plug her podcast The JV Club and is on Twitter Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.

Ben Partridge wants to plug his podcast The Beef and Dairy Network and his BBC sketch show Small Scenes and recommends mid-aughts era of US reality show Celebrity Apprentice.

Tiffany Stevenson wants to plug her BBC show People Just Do Nothing and is on Twitter @TiffStevenson and recommends Salt-N-Pepa, the new Netflix showLove and New York comedian Jenna Friedman.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. His book Party Of One comes out June 28th and is available for pre-order now. Dave would like to recommend Super Ex Girlfriend.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

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