Greg in Division III: Football’s Finest

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Division III: Football’s Finest clips!

Check out Greg’s acting chops in the new film Division III: Football’s Finest!

Division III: Football’s Finest is now available On Demand

AND Dvd/Blu-ray hits January 17th.


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Greg talks about his time in Pittsburgh, and how he’s spent his free time out there. Greg’s street team isn’t as creepy as he thought it could be, and he passes on a photo op with a strange fan. Greg starts working on his bucket list. He then interviews the opening act and MC, and even interviews the fiance of the MC.

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LOL WITH IT: Interview with Fitzdog Radio’s Greg Fitzsimmons

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During the late-nineties and early-aughts (shudder), I was a young comedy fan watching shows like Comedy Central Presents, A&E’s Comedy Showcase, and NBC’s Late Friday. Really popular acts like Chris Rock and Jeff Foxworthy were living large and guys like Louis Black, Mitch Hedberg and Dane Cook were gaining a lot of momentum. Everybody had an angle, a super-memorable gimmick. But there was another category of standup that seemed less celebrated: folks who simply had funny jokes.

These schtick-less performers weren’t loud or weird or interesting in appearance. They simply opened their mouths and said funny things. Guys like Nick DiPaolo, Greg Giraldo, Louis CK, Marc Maron and Patton Oswalt were zeros in the fame game but batted a thousand whenever you could catch them for five minutes on TV. Nowadays, they are comedy household names, because eventually the Internet hit puberty and craftsmen can be judged for the actual quality of their work instead of their marketability.

Journeyman Greg Fitzsimmons is one of those guys. Luckily, today he’s reaping the benefits of sticking it out through decades of relative obscurity. His podcast, Fitzdog Radio, is in the top 25 for comedy podcasts on iTunes. You should check out the episode from last November where he dissects Philly’s ethnic culture and interviews our own Darryl Charles.

I recently had a chat with him where he talked about working in his undies, why he loves playing at Helium Comedy Club and his stance that Philly is actually part of New Jersey …

City Paper: How has podcasting changed the comedy business?

Greg Fitzsimmons: I definitely see a turnout for my standup shows and the listeners are really connected to what I have to say. I can tell they are invested in the podcast and are not going anywhere. That’s a great feeling. Also I enjoy performing in my underwear in my garage.

CP: When last you were in Philly, you described our fair city as “Italy fucked by Ireland, plus black folks” (which you admitted is also the Bronx, South Boston, etc.) Beyond ethnicity, how do you view Philly culturally?

GF: There is a self-delusion that Philly is not New Jersey. Does anyone really think it is part of Pennsylvania?Pennsylvania is chocolate and Amish and woods. You guys are Jersey. As soon as you get enough money you go directly to the Jersey Shore or Atlantic City.

CP: You’ve shown some loyalty to Helium. Are you generally still doing clubs? Where do you stand in terms of getting away from the bachelorette parties and playing theaters? Do you prefer a traditional comedy club?

GF: Theaters are tough because you have to sell every ticket for it to make sense financially for everyone. I prefer clubs because you can be more creative and feel the room. You can write more material and you don’t have to play it big to reach the back rows. Helium is a perfect layout and has an awesome feel to it. You can see everyone and the sound is good. Most of the waitresses are really into me.

CP: Who were your comedy heroes growing up?

GF: I listened to my Dad’s comedy albums and read his humor books when I was young so I really loved Bob Hope and Art Buchwald and Bill Cosby. The Marx Brothers and Mel Brooks’ movies were a real bonding thing for me and my Dad, also. I got older and got into Steve Martin, George Carlin and Richard Pryor. In high school the Jerky Boys changed the way I talk to this day. I still call people “sizzle chest” and “Jerky.”

CP: Where do you see your career in five years? Any projects coming that you’re excited about?

GF: I am hosting a game show on The Speed Channel starting in November. It’s 20 episodes where I ask people questions while they fill their tanks at gas stations. I’m actually not kidding. I also have a show in development at Nickelodeon and am waiting to see whether a pilot I executive produced for VH1 goes to series. I’ve got five straight weeks of standup booked for the fall and in the middle of that I will do two podcasts a week and a radio show each Monday night. Oh yeah, and I have a wife and two kids at home. They seem confused when I am around the house.

CP: How close are we to the breakdown of modern culture?

GF: If you track the Holy Roman Empire, right before the fall, the similarities to our country right now are frightening. They had a bloated government bureaucracy, paid mercenaries in place of true soldiers and a sense of infallibility. The GOP has the EPA in its crosshairs for the next election so any hope for the environment is shit. These are tough days to have kids …

Mike Sacks

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Greg starts off with a monologue from his new car, after selling his beloved previous car, and talks about maybe getting a moped. Greg comes to the realization that he’s either incapable of getting upset, or become much more zen with himself. He also plays fan favorite games Malebag and Overheard. Then Greg has writer Mike Sacks in the studio. Mike Sacks tells a story about a recent book signing that went poorly, and the two of them talk about the best place to poop. Mike Sacks explains what a Vegan strip club is like, and what’s wrong with the confidence level of stripper patrons. They talk about the comedy and writing scene, and their experiences in it.

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Fitzdog Radio

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Greg and Mike Gibbons talk about Mike explaining television and the Super Bowl to his daughters, Greg gets out his globe to rank Asia by hotness, and the conversation segues to international prostitution. Greg raps a ribbon around abortion, they take your Overheards, and play a round of Talk Your Way Out Of It.

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Greg talks about his trip to Boston where he walks around the beautiful city. In his stories he talks up Monte Cristo sandwiches, his dayjob, travelling back and forth, awkward hotel massages, and his Super Bowl wager.

He also talks to some local comedians in Boston after his show, what the comedy scene is like in Boston now, what it was like for comics before them, and a recap of Greg’s show.

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Greg does today’s “Blackcast” in honor of Black History Month. He starts off the podcast with talking to some of the cast and crew of a Jamie Foxx comedy project, and then does a sit down interview with Craig Robinson of The Office.

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Ray Romano

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On this week’s podcast, Greg kicks 2011 off with co-host Mike Gibbons and call-in guest Ray Romano. Greg and Mike critique True Grit, Mike ruins his kids forever by allowing them to watch television, and Greg describes a Fitzsimmons’ Christmas. Greg and Ray agree on the best way to get laid while married, Ray talks about his show Men of a Certain Age, and Greg’s compliment blows up in his face.

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Greg At Foxwoods

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Greg does a podcast on the road while performing at Foxwoods. He talks to some of the other performers at the show, and chats about who is, and who is not, difficult when it comes to comedy bookings.

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Free Fitz Of Laughter CD

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Buy 2 copies of Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, send the receipt to Alice @, and she’ll email you a free copy of Fitz Of Laughter. Doesn’t get simpler than that. It’s not available in stores. This is the only way you can get it!

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