This week actor and comedian Thomas Middleditch drops by GGNT to reveal juicy details about his pre-Silicon Valley party days! And by that we mean hot, sweaty LAN parties in his hometown of Nelson, British Columbia. Thomas also waxes nostalgic about the good old days of arcade games, like the time he hit the jackpot at an Esso station. Plus: he mercilessly mocks Sonja’s love of Animal Crossing. Get your official GGNT LAN party-scented candle while supplies last: www.podswag.com/TEAMCOCO
Jason Mantzoukas and Scott bro out and dive deep into Jason’s past memories. Then, Thomas Middleditch stops by to talk about Young Sheldon, his new CBS show B Positive, and playing games on his Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/middleditch). Plus, lawyer Gino Carpuzzi drops by to reveal shocking truths about the future.
Thomas Middleditch [Silicon Valley, B Positive, Penn Zero] is an actor, comedian, and screenwriter. Thomas joins Anna to talk about a proper smile, the influence of his favorite action movies, cultivating a sense of adventure, how a trip to Australia taught him about expectation, running your own race, the state of the world, and more. MACYS Visit macys.com/unqualified where you can not only find all your summer fashion needs, but also access handpicked items by Anna which have been put on a special discount for unqualified listeners only! OKCUPID A whopping 93% of people on OkCupid are virtual dating RIGHT now, so it's a great time to download the OKCUPID app. It’s FREE! And you can meet someone interesting on OKCUPID— without having to leave your couch.EACH AND EVERY Each & Every has been found to provide odor protection equal to an antiperspirant, without the aluminum. Visit EachandEvery.com/anna and use promo code ANNA for 30% off your first purchase. That’s not eligible to combine with other discounts or subscriptions.Please subscribe to Anna Faris is Unqualified on Apple Podcasts and follow us on social media:Instagram @UnqualifiedTwitter @UnqualifiedFacebook @Anna Faris is UnqualifiedMusic by: Mondo Cozmo @mondocozmoProducer: Michael BarrettCo-producer: Michael ShermanProduction Services: Rabbit Grin Productions rabbitgrinproductions.comDistributed by: Simplecast
Join us for a special episode as we chat with actor, comedian, screenwriter and general aviation pilot Thomas Middleditch about his flying adventures, including a time where a trip to Monument Valley (UT25) didn’t go as planned. To see the video version of this podcast, click here.
If your impression of Thomas Middleditch is that of a somewhat befuddled, bumbling, awkward-bordering-on-geeky misfit, we won’t blame you... yet. He has personified that type in films such as Splinterheads, The Bronze, The Final Girls, and even The Wolf of Wall Street. So neither can we blame Silicon Valley co-creator/director Mike Judge for writing the role of socially discombobulated Richard Hendricks specifically with Middleditch in mind. And now, Hendricks’ wide-eyed, stammering bewilderment seems to stem from Middleditch’s genuine disbelief at his own good fortune; after all, he’s landed the lead on a series that’s become more popular than the latest tech fads the show sends up.If it’s possible to be both a show’s star and its secret weapon, that’s what he seems to have achieved. In calling Middleditch the most underrated actor on TV, The Decider said, “One of the reasons that Silicon Valley quickly went from good to great to one of the best is because of Middleditch, who’s made Richard into an incredibly sympathetic, watchable character despite his by-design lack of dynamism.” High praise for an actor whose character has dwelt mainly in the shade of the charismatic type-As who surround him.So Mike Judge did not misjudge. We’re guessing he knew what a lot of the show’s fans may not. Middleditch is a sharply funny and frenetic writer and comic who found his way out of bully crosshairs and subsequently out of Nelson, BC through theater. Impatient to get on with doing what he loved, he dropped out of school in Canada to start writing and acting in sketches, cartoons and commercials. Nothing happened instantly; he walked dogs and sold shoes while writing scripts that didn’t go anywhere and auditioning without success for Saturday Night Live. But sometimes all you need is the proper attitude. When asked to join the Improvised Shakespeare Company (a Chicago-based improv troupe that performs spontaneous plays in Elizabethan-sounding English), his first thought was, “That sounds impossible. Sure!” When you’re fearless and open, fate tends to fall in line. A goofy, impromptu sketch for a Second City training program, in which he rapped about his faux-abiding love for Chicken McNuggets, sat out on the internet for a year before it caught the attention of a creative director for McDonald’s, who cracked up. Cue commercials, newfound exposure and two valuable lessons: a) fate can hide in odd, deep-fried places and b) keep going until someone laughs. Since then, he’s worked with some of the most talented names in comedy, including Zach Galifianakis, Key & Peele, and Jay Roach. He’s created voices and characters for shows including Beavis and Butt-Head, The Office, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and cult web series Jake and Amir, all while writing and making a seemingly ceaseless string of odd, humorous shorts.Even if all that hadn’t happened, we bet Middleditch would still be putting funny stuff into the world, if not to entertain us, then solely to entertain himself. You get the feeling that if his schedule ever slowed down or (god forbid), his internet connection died, he’d be perfectly fine in front of the mirror making faces, voices, and scenes. But small chance of that. He’s just finished playing the title role in Jeff Baena’s Joshy and will star in the upcoming Entanglement. He’s also slated to be animated in Henchmen and Captain Underpants.Though his dance card is largely filled with comedies, Middleditch remains open to playing any kind of character that interests him, and wouldn’t mind venturing into more dramatic territory. We’d like to see him try. Seriously—we’d really like to see him try.
Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz join Scott to talk about their new long-form improv Netflix specials “Middleditch and Schwartz,” recommend some videos you should watch, and guess abstract quotes from real movies. Then, seaman Captain Littlemember and his first mate Squawks stop by to talk about the stolen goods they’ve acquired sailing the seas. Plus, Still Tantin and Bill Rantin of Tantin and Rantin drop by to talk about their industrial waste repackaging business.
Dating People with Kids, Incognito Mode & Thomas Middleditch ft. (Kalynn)
Long time friend Kalynn joins the Swines for a long overdue chat about life.2:00 Kalynn's luck with Seattle Ferry’s6:30 Dating with kids15:00 Different coaching techniques from Parents25:00 Mark and Kalynn day's27:30 Dating expectations after a divorce36:00 Therapy40:00 Porn & Incognito Mode45:00 Sex Stories56:00 Cancun, Canada, & Thomas Middleditch68:05 Seasonal Depression72:00 INTERMISSION ---------73:00 Penis Size Importance80:33 Pete Davidson85:05 Being Single95:45 Depression in 2020--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theunculturedswines/support
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