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Dim the lights and kick back with some of Hollywood's most creative comedians and actors as they chat over cocktails with hosts and comedians Paul F. Tompkins and Russell Peters.

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Darby Stanchfield talks Scandal, The White House, & Crab Fishing
45. Darby Stanchfield talks Scandal, The White House, & Crab Fishing
March 4, 2016
Host Russell Peters sits down with Scandal, Mad Men, and NCIS actress Darby Stanchfield to talk about her latest projects, crab fishing, and stealing apples from the White House!
Rhea Seehorn talks Better Call Saul, Bad Jobs, & Going Home
44. Rhea Seehorn talks Better Call Saul, Bad Jobs, & Going Home
February 22, 2016
Host Russell Peters sits down with actress Rhea Seehorn to talk Better Call Saul, terrible jobs, and going back home.
Constance Wu Talks Growing Up and Telling Jokes
42. Constance Wu Talks Growing Up and Telling Jokes
December 17, 2015
Constance Wu (Fresh Off The Boat) sits down with Russell Peters to talk about growing up, joke telling, growing body hair, and getting lost in translation.
Jon Favreau Talks Taking on The Jungle Book
41. Jon Favreau Talks Taking on The Jungle Book
April 18, 2016
Russell Peters sits down with actor, director, and comedian Jon Favreau to talk about taking on a Disney classic like The Jungle Book, how awesome Per Diems are, and much more!
Saffron Burrows talks Mozart, Rapping, and Modeling
40. Saffron Burrows talks Mozart, Rapping, and Modeling
January 11, 2016
Saffron Burrows talks about her award-winning show "Mozart in the Jungle," modeling, and her short-lived rapping career.
Michael Shannon Talks New Films and Favorite Music
39. Michael Shannon Talks New Films and Favorite Music
November 30, 2015
Michael Shannon ("Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Boardwalk Empire") talks about new movies, family, and music (and does a little rapping!).
Anthony Jeselnik Talks Dark Comedy & Bombing On Stage
38. Anthony Jeselnik Talks Dark Comedy & Bombing On Stage
November 30, 2015
Host Russell Peters welcomes comedian Anthony Jeselnik, who talks about bombing on stage and walking the line of dark comedy.
Paul F. Tompkins Talks Puppets and Podcasts
37. Paul F. Tompkins Talks Puppets and Podcasts
November 16, 2015
Paul F. Tompkins sits down with new host comedian Russell Peters to talk about passing the baton, working with puppets, and all things podcast.
Comedian Hannibal Buress: The Next Action Hero
36. Comedian Hannibal Buress: The Next Action Hero
June 15, 2015
Hannibal Buress ("The Eric Andr Show," "Broad City," Adult Swim) details pyramid schemes and draws a line at Zombie Tupac.
Magic Mike's Joe Manganiello, Stripper with a Heart of Gold
35. Magic Mike's Joe Manganiello, Stripper with a Heart of Gold
June 15, 2015
Joe Manganiello ("Magic Mike," "True Blood," "Spider-Man 3," "Pee-wee's Big Holiday"!) talks about battling Hulk Hogan, sweeping Sofia Vergara off her feet, and dirty dancing with Channing Tatum.
SNL Alum Jerry Minor is Unbreakable!
34. SNL Alum Jerry Minor is Unbreakable!
May 25, 2015
You know Jerry Minor from "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "SNL," "Mr. Show with Bob and Dave," and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." He chats with Paul F. Tompkins about shared work spaces, what's up with men, and making Eminem jealous.
Comedian Reggie Watts Rocks Fake Talk Shows
33. Comedian Reggie Watts Rocks Fake Talk Shows
May 25, 2015
Comedian Reggie Watts ("The Late Late Show with James Corden, " "Comedy Bang! Bang!") talks with Paul F. Tompkins about low-fi music-making, faking his way into late-night talk shows, and the surreal joy of "Pitch Perfect 2."
Comedian Andy Daly Reviews Your Life
32. Comedian Andy Daly Reviews Your Life
April 13, 2015
Andy Daly, star of the outrageous TV series "Review," holds forth on contractually obligated parenting, his love of VH1's "Behind the Music," playing characters with dark sides, his life-reviewing experiences, and his pilot podcast project.
Cameron Esposito says 'Don€™t touch my butt!'
31. Cameron Esposito says 'Don€™t touch my butt!'
March 30, 2015
Stand-up comedian Cameron Esposito, host of the "Put Your Hands Together" podcast, talks about joining the circus, people grabbing her butt, riffing with Jay Leno and Craig Ferguson, and almost getting drunk with Margaret Cho.
William H. Macy talks about Shameless and 30 Rock
30. William H. Macy talks about Shameless and 30 Rock
March 16, 2015
William H. Macy sits down with Paul F. Tompkins to talk about the ups and downs of his role on "Shameless," his ability to quote episodes_4-18 of "30 Rock," and the thrill of winning acting awards.
Randall Park Discusses Fresh Off The Boat
29. Randall Park Discusses Fresh Off The Boat
March 2, 2015
Randall Park ("Fresh Off the Boat," "Wild 'N Out") recalls his early days starting out in the field, working at Starbucks, and his portrayal of Kim Jong-un.
Rainn Wilson Discusses His Acting Roots
28. Rainn Wilson Discusses His Acting Roots
February 2, 2015
Rainn Wilson ("The Office," "Backstrom," and "Six Feet Under") talks about his beginnings as an actor and his time as Dwight Schrute in "The Office."
John C. McGinley: Every Week on Scrubs Was an Adventure
27. John C. McGinley: Every Week on Scrubs Was an Adventure
February 2, 2015
John C. McGinley ("Scrubs," "Ground Floor," "Office Space") sits down with Paul F. Tompkins to talk about his early dream to be a sports journalist, getting started in Hollywood, working on "Scrubs," and moving on from Dr. Cox.
Parks and Rec's Jim O'Heir Isn't Always Sweet Lovable Jerry
26. Parks and Rec's Jim O'Heir Isn't Always Sweet Lovable Jerry
January 19, 2015
Jim O'Heir ("Parks and Recreation," "Strip Mall") kicks back and gets real about getting started in theatre and comedy, playing Jerry on "Parks & Recreation," and his upcoming film "The Middleman."
Mark & Jay Duplass Follow Their 'Stupid Dream'
25. Mark & Jay Duplass Follow Their 'Stupid Dream'
December 22, 2014
Actor/writers Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass, creators of "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" and the series "Togetherness," recall growing up in New Orleans, the arrival of cable TV, creating HBO's "Togetherness," and the creative process.
Comedian Sarah Silverman is Absolutely Thriving
24. Comedian Sarah Silverman is Absolutely Thriving
November 10, 2014
Sarah Silverman ("The Sarah Silverman Program," "Bob's Burgers") sits down with Paul F. Tompkins to talk about winning an Emmy, being obsessed with babies, working on the Obama campaign, getting started in comedy, and moving to LA.
Dumb and Dumber To's Rob Riggle Gave Up Flying For This?
23. Dumb and Dumber To's Rob Riggle Gave Up Flying For This?
October 27, 2014
Rob Riggle ("21 Jump Street," "The Daily Show") talks about serving in the Marine Corps, having a life-changing experience with the Upright Citizens Brigade, working his way onto "Saturday Night Live," and playing twins in "Dumb and Dumber To."
Selfie's John Cho Wants All the Bumps, Bruises, and Blood
22. Selfie's John Cho Wants All the Bumps, Bruises, and Blood
October 6, 2014
John Cho, one of the stars of the Harold & Kumar films, describes growing up Asian in the South, working on TV's "Selfie," bringing "MILF" to pop culture, the legacy of Harold & Kumar, and the evolution of more colorblind media.
The Office's Ed Helms Wants to Disarm You
21. The Office's Ed Helms Wants to Disarm You
October 6, 2014
Ed Helms ("The Daily Show," "The Hangover") talks about his early idolization of comedians, getting started in comedy, auditioning for "The Daily Show," working on "The Office," and the success of "The Hangover."
Comedian John Mulaney Was Always Weird
20. Comedian John Mulaney Was Always Weird
September 22, 2014
Comedian John Mulaney chats about his early love of Desi Arnaz, being an old soul, getting into stand-up comedy, the perks of getting married, struggles with the TSA, and auditioning for commercials.
Master of Sex's Michael Sheen is His Own Raw Material
19. Master of Sex's Michael Sheen is His Own Raw Material
September 22, 2014
Michael Sheen sits down with Paul F. Tompkins to chat about meeting the queen, his love/hate relationship with musical theatre, being on "Masters of Sex," and working on "The Passion."
Veep's Gary Cole is a Busy Gentleman
18. Veep's Gary Cole is a Busy Gentleman
September 15, 2014
Gary Cole ("The Good Wife, "Suits," "Office Space") chats about his early fascination with comedy, acting with Clint Eastwood, switching between drama and comedy, being Mike Brady, playing the anti-hero, and working on "Veep."
Bob Saget Has Gone in a Strange Direction
17. Bob Saget Has Gone in a Strange Direction
September 1, 2014
Comedian Bob Saget ("America's Funniest Home Videos," "How I Met Your Mother") talks about his book "Dirty Daddy," getting a start in stand-up, terrorizing customers at the deli, Chumbawamba, and working on "Full House."
Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte Isn't Cooling Down
16. Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte Isn't Cooling Down
August 18, 2014
RJ Mitte, who played Walter White's son in "Breaking Bad," chats about getting started in acting, the success of "Breaking Bad," taking a stab at music, and his role in his latest film, "Who's Driving Doug."
Comedian Marc Maron Goes From Groggy to Hostile
15. Comedian Marc Maron Goes From Groggy to Hostile
August 14, 2014
Comedian Marc Maron (radio's "The Marc Maron Show," TV's "Maron," the "WTF with Marc Maron" podcast) chats with Paul F. Tompkins about the podcast that became a TV show, taking a stab at acting, getting started in comedy, and his popular podcast.
Edge of Tomorrow's Bill Paxton Has Big Love for Hollywood
14. Edge of Tomorrow's Bill Paxton Has Big Love for Hollywood
June 23, 2014
Bill Paxton ("Apollo 13," "Edge of Tomorrow") discusses his early appreciation of Hollywood, getting started in show business, directing feature films, and working on "Big Love."
Orange is the New Black's Jason Biggs is a Dad Now
13. Orange is the New Black's Jason Biggs is a Dad Now
June 9, 2014
Jason Biggs talks with Paul F. Tompkins about being nominated for an Emmy, the success of "American Pie," working on "Orange Is the New Black, "the nuances of phone acting, and being a father.
Comedy Bang! Bang!'s Scott Aukerman Doesn't Take Orders
11. Comedy Bang! Bang!'s Scott Aukerman Doesn't Take Orders
April 7, 2014
Scott Aukerman, host of "Comedy Bang! Bang!," sits down with Paul F. Tompkins to talk about Georgia peaches, the craft of acting, stage combat, and what it's like making the outrageous "Comedy Bang! Bang!"
Sons of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter Doesn't Play Well With Others
10. Sons of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter Doesn't Play Well With Others
March 24, 2014
Kurt Sutter, writer and actor on "The Sons of Anarchy," has a drink with Paul and muses on being a writer, dealing with a lack of people skills, playing an anti-hero, and getting raped on camera.
Community's Gillian Jacobs Sets the Bar High - Speakeasy
6. Community's Gillian Jacobs Sets the Bar High - Speakeasy
March 3, 2014
Gillian Jacobs (Britta on "Community") dishes on her roots in Pittsburgh, her education at Julliard, her experiences with Communists, and life on the set of "Community."
Thomas Lennon Has Fresh Eyes - Speakeasy
5. Thomas Lennon Has Fresh Eyes - Speakeasy
February 17, 2014
Thomas Lennon of "Reno 911," "The State," and many, many other shows talks about how he got cut out of the film "Hancock," writing for a studio, and why you should never ask Tom Waits for his autograph.
My Drinks with Eric Andre
4. My Drinks with Eric Andre
February 3, 2014
Eric Andr of "Man Seeking Woman" opens up about his quirky show, getting shoved on a bicycle in New York, working with Hannibal Buress, and rubber escalators.
Dexter's Yvonne Strahovski: It's Tough to Play a Murderer
3. Dexter's Yvonne Strahovski: It's Tough to Play a Murderer
January 20, 2014
Yvonne Strahovski shoots the breeze about arriving from Australia, long work hours in U.S. television, "Dexter," "Chuck," and her film "I, Frankenstein."
Saving Mr. Banks' B.J. Novak is Multifaceted
2. Saving Mr. Banks' B.J. Novak is Multifaceted
January 6, 2014
Writer/actor B.J. Novak muses on "The Office," "Saving Mr. Banks," and his bestselling book, "One More Thing."
Masters of Sex's Lizzy Caplan Commands Respect
1. Masters of Sex's Lizzy Caplan Commands Respect
December 23, 2013
Lizzy Caplan discusses her experiences on "Freaks and Geeks," "Party Down," and "Masters of Sex."
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Dim the lights and kick back with some of Hollywood's most creative comedians and actors as they chat over cocktails with hosts and comedians Paul F. Tompkins and Russell Peters.

  • Premiere Date
    December 23, 2013