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Greg has guest Rick Shapiro in to do this podcast. Rick is a actor you may recognize from the HBO show Lucky Louie, and a comedian that helped shape Greg in his early comedy days with his brutally honest standup.

Greg starts off the podcast with a quick recap of the SiriusXM show that they just did on the Stern channel. Then he gets back into it with the guest. They cover topics like Rick living on the street, what his appearance on Stern was like, and what has happened in Rick’s life lately. They also play some games, Greg asks Rick about pop culture, which Rick only knows about from third hand material, such as comedians he doesn’t respect, and they play Liar’s Poker with Intern Brian Meyer.

Also, throughout this podcast Rick and Greg talk very, very forthrightly about comedians they respect quite a bit, and which ones they don’t so much.

Rick’s Facebook

Rick’s Website

Cioffi’s podcast that he plugged


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  • Bluefie - May 25, 2010 at 7:33 AM

    almost entirely unlistenable.

  • B - May 25, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Love ya Fitz, but this was a brutal podcast. Just can't listen to Shapiro talk for more than five minutes.

  • admin - May 25, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Wow, this one might be one of my favorites, I’m surprised to see you say that.


  • Josh - May 25, 2010 at 6:29 PM


    You guys should be pumped about this show. You all gelled really well. It was honest, funny, and a good god damn listen.

    I’ve been listening to the show for a while now and this is probably my favorite show next to when Tom Arnold is the guest.

    Keep up the good work!

  • goodguy - May 26, 2010 at 4:16 AM

    I hung in there for most of it… But toward the end when this guy is doing most of the talking I had to turn it off. The stuttering was giving me a brain cramp… Feel bad for the guy, but it's just frustrating to listen to.

  • Jp - May 26, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    ^^^ Right… When I first heard that Dane Cook would be on Greg's show i thought it was to good to be true. Cook rarely does any interviews and is considered to be somewhat of a wealthy, Hollywood elitist after all of his newly found super stardom the past few years. Regardless, he is one of the most hard working, sharpest, funniest out there which is saying a lot for him since very few of the so called 'comedians' out there can actually make me laugh these days. I have a feeling that Fitzsimmons would do a great interview with Cook if he could just get him to “let his hair down” for just a moment or so. I'll believe it when I hear it…

  • Cosmo - May 26, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    At 20 minutes in, I actually pulled out my iPod and looked at the display to see how much more was left. I was horrified — and abruptly went on to the next playlist item.

    Better luck next time, Greg. And are the constant Dane Cook/George Lopez teasers just a joke that I’m not getting?

  • Ron Mexico - May 27, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    This was one of the worst podcast of all time! Fitz, you should know better. Really?

  • elmofreech - May 27, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Don't listen to these comments, this was an Outstanding show! Everything I want from the podcast.

  • Susie - May 28, 2010 at 3:59 AM

    I enjoyed this podcast.

  • chuck - May 28, 2010 at 8:51 AM

    The stuttering and his horrible voice made this almost completely unlistenable. There were rays of funny but overall a thumbs down.

  • Cari Fox - May 28, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    I thought Rick would be in his 60's at least with that fucking voice. Dude, put DOWN the Jack and Pall Malls. Still great listening. Love the Fitzdog.

  • Mike Britton - May 29, 2010 at 5:50 AM

    This podcast was fantastic. Rick's stream-of consciousness riffing is simultaneously brilliant, hilarious and disturbing. Greg framed it perfectly by engaging Rick with questions that would set him off.

    It wasn't an "easy listen", but damn it's nice to hear something that reminds me how conversation can be elevated to a higher form. To all who don't see this, go back to the canned media that suits you.

  • Josh Owens - May 31, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Loved the Shapiro interview. Dudes' act is so good it's ridiculous. He's got that Kerouac maddness that makes me happy to live. Loved hearing him descend into some crazy headspace that was so false and true at the same time. Bring his ass back on the podcast!

  • Jim - June 1, 2010 at 12:02 AM

    I can't believe people are criticizing a podcast in which Rick Shapiro refers to Intern Brian's "bombastic sexuality".

  • Dave - June 1, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    greg, you're an inspiration. it's good to know there are people out there who aren't assholes or sellouts, and are still successful. listening to your experiences has helped me interpret my own, and i truly value your 'rigorous' honesty. please keep it up, sir

  • cody fucking johnle - June 2, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    rick shapiro was great. the dude is on another plane and fitz kept up with him. i listen to the podcast at work and had to stop a couple of times 'cause i was laughing so damn hard

  • lola - June 4, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    absolutely rockin show!

  • Lisa - June 11, 2010 at 3:23 AM

    Awesome show, although I was lost a little a times. My brother has a stutter too, no car accident though. It intrigues me the way Rick completely loses his stutter when impersonating someone or talking in third person. Maybe my brother should try it. I am checking Shapiro's site out now. This man has so many layers, I love it!

  • Lisa - June 11, 2010 at 3:41 AM

    Video of the moment ! Love it!

  • James - July 18, 2010 at 7:48 AM

    Love your style, the guests, sexual baseball, etc…. I have listen this particular podcat six times. Absolute perfection, honest, raw. Beautiful.


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