Greg and side kick Mike Gibbons entertain each other on this weeks podcast where they discuss the brain damage caused by their past drug use, prepare for Greg’s George Lopez Show appearance, and Greg announces his all black podcast for black history month.
Greg talks about why black sitcoms love his writing, they talk about Brazilian AIDS, they play Talk Your Way Out of It, and take your Overheards.
Greg does a podcast while on the road, literally. He starts the podcast in his car during his misadventures on the way to Vegas. Once he gets there, he talks with Bobby Lee, Tom Green, and another odd character who has some interesting knowledge about mail order brides.
Marc Maron interviews Greg on his most recent WTFpod, his first time on Marc’s home turf.
The last time they chatted it got a little heated. This time they’re looking to bury the hatchet. But they’ll take a few swings at each other with it first. And Marc realizes why he loves to make Greg laugh.
REVIEWS OF “DEAR MRS. FITZSIMMONS”
“Greg Fitzsimmons has just written one of most hilarious and unexpectedly moving Irish American memoirs in years.”
– The Irish Voice
“Comic Greg Fitzsimmons’ new book is a hilarious new angle on the autobiography. A fantastic comedic wit with a dazzling ability to move words on paper, Greg Fitzsimmons is far more than another stand-up routine. Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons is highly recommended.” – Rated 9 out of 10.
– Crave Online
“In his new book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, comedian Greg Fitzsimmons provides a hilarious glimpse into his warped Irish-Catholic upbringing.”
– Vanity Fair
This is a must-read… it’s both evocative and entertaining… a great book for many audiences: If you are Irish or know or love anyone of Hibernian extraction, this book is a no-brainer…incredibly moving
“A merciless and hilarious memoir of surviving a domineering father to turn hate and rage into comedy.”
– Shelf Awareness
“Greg Fitzsimmons thinks he’s one of the greatest comedic minds of our generation; and in this case he’s right “
– Adam Carolla (comedian)
“Jewish guilt is well known because Jews are loud and free to express themselves. Catholic guilt, however, is fucking bottomless. Irish to the core, despite himself, this bottomlessness oozes from Greg Fitzsimmons every pore and it’s raw, honest and hilarious. This portrait of one comic’s life is funny, hard and true.”
– Sarah Silverman (NY Times Bestselling author of “Bedwetter”)
“I’ve often wondered what it was that made Greg Fitzsimmons so funny. And so filled with non-specific rage. Now I know, and you can, too.”
-Andy Richter (National Treasure)
They say that an element of comedy is the willingness to get in touch with one’s own insecurities. Greg Fitzsimmons has mastered this fearless approach in such a profoundly deep and intense way that his talent truly stands out as unique and sharp… Far beyond that of many of his peers. His openness and honestly mixed with brutal and uncompromising delivery makes him a comedian that is both funny and easy to relate to. This book is not only a glimpse into the life of a talented artist, it is also a study of the human psyche. Readers may let out a sigh of relief as they discover that they are not alone. Crazy can work! This is one of the few books that could be found in either the comedy, biography or self-help section at your local bookstore.
– Dave Navarro (Rock Dude)
Greg Fitzsimmons was the first comic to ever give me unwanted advice. I thought he was a jerk. I was wrong. Not only is he a great guy he is also one of the best storytellers I have ever heard. I look forward to someone reading this book to me.
– Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover)
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.
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.
Greg welcomes Fred Durst to today’s podcast, where Fred discusses his new movie Pawn Star Chronicles, Greg bribes fans with his Fitz of Laughter CD, and the guys dream up scenarios where they would give a blowjob. Fred discusses his beef with Nine Inch Nails, he explains how to start a riot, they take your Overheards, play Talk Your Way Out of It, and Greg wonders why wearing black face is so offensive.