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March 18th, 2021    

Laugh-In Theater - Rat Race with James Gruenberg

On the fortieth episode of Laugh-In Theater, Andy Atherton welcomes back James Gruenberg to do a live watch of the 2001 comedy, Rat Race. The guys discuss insurance scams; Amy Smart’s filmography; watching movies in hotel rooms; visiting a psychic; twenty-five cent slots; secret publicity stunts; narcolepsy; placing bets on anything; pissed-off ex-girlfriends; fear of heights; coincidences & Smash Mouth. So remember, you should’ve bought a squirrel.

February 11th, 2021    

Laugh-In Theater #39 - The Hangover with Steve Riddle

On the thirty-ninth episode of Laugh-In Theater, Andy Atherton welcomes Steve Riddle to do a live watch of the 2009 comedy, The Hangover. The guys discuss Las Vegas bachelor parties; blind spots; running gags; Vegas hotels; letting the dogs out; Jägermeister; being part of a wolf pack; The High Roller Package; Phil’s breaking point; Heather Graham’s filmography; getting tased; Stu’s lack of car door safety; which spices tigers love; the damage bill; sofa pizza & Jonas Brothers concerts. So remember, he wasn’t a sailor, he was a bartender on a cruise ship.

January 14th, 2021    

Laugh-In Theater #38 - Happy Gilmore with Tim Slomka

On the thirty-eighth episode of Laugh-In Theater, Andy Atherton welcomes Tim Slomla to do a live watch of the 1996 comedy, Happy Gilmore. The guys discuss professing love through an intercom; bad tippers; improper uses of batting cages; cheap golfers; Ben Stiller, the evil orderly; illegal golf clubs; giant checks; Bob Barker, the pugilist; Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits; comparison of sub shops; laughing clowns & Richard Kiel. So remember, just tap it in, tap it in, tap, tap, tap-a-roo.

December 21st, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater Special - Home Alone

On a special Christmas episode of Laugh-In Theater, Andy Atherton is joined by Ben Locke, Calum McDougall, Scott Shifflett & Logan Crosland to do a live watch of the 1990 comedy, Home Alone. The guys discuss Macaulay Culkin’s filmography; “The South Bend Shovel Slayer”; massive amounts of pizza; viewing films multiple times in theaters; doing the “McAllister airport run”; international in-flight meals; “Angels With Filthy Souls”; penalties for shoplifting; scary furnaces; spotting characters actors; “McGyver’ing” the house; Christmas baubles & love spuds; crappy video games and the concussion count for The Wet Bandits . So remember, keep the change, ya filthy animal!

December 11th, 2020    

Laugh-Theater Special - National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

On a special Christmas episode of Laugh-In Theater, Andy Atherton is joined by Tim Slomka & Shawn Kidd to do a live watch of the 1989 comedy, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The guys discuss wood-panel station wagons; The Smell Club; relating to Clark Griswold; Christmas decorating methods; putting up Christmas lights; 80’s workout wear; mixed nuts; eggnog; beaver teeth; Christmas Eve traditions & eating squirrel. So remember, it’s Christmas and we’re all in misery.

November 5th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #37 - Robin Hood: Men In Tights with Glenn Butler

In the thirty-seventh episode of Laugh-In Theater, Glenn Butler returns to join host Andy Atherton to do a live watch of the 1993 comedy, Robin Hood: Men In Tights. The guys discuss medivel torture devices; long distance swims; Dave Chapelle’s vast filmography; 90’s references; Richard Lewis’ hairstyle; bow staff fighting; mimes; “the moving mole”; workplace accidents; campfire snacks; salad bars; shadow puppets & the many reference and lines to and from other Mel Brooks’ movies. So remember, let's face it, you gotta be a man to wear tights.

October 8th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #36 - Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle with Scott Shifflett

In the thirty-sixth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Shifflett to do a live watch of the 2004 comedy, Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle. The guys discuss office bullies; inner monologues; manscaping; Sixteen Candles; The Crave Case; New Jersey geography; Twinkies; breaking wind; “going” outside; Ryan Reynolds; flat tires; whispering; full serve gas stations; NPH; picking up hitchhikers; “good” jeans; Bridesmaids & sugary cereals. So remember, if you’re craving White Castle, no other burgers will cut it.

June 4th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #25- Dazed and Confused with Todd Weber

In the twenty-fifth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by returning guest Todd Weber to do a live watch of the 1993 comedy, Dazed And Confused. The guys discuss the incredible ensemble cast; high school antics; overalls; the bangin’ soundtrack; cruising’ the strip; muscle cars; getting paddled; school dances; wasting beer; smoking in the car; playing pool; the lack of police in the movie and sneaking in the house.  So remember, it would be a lot cooler if you had a joint on you and to keep on livin’, L-I-V-I-N.

May 23rd, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater Special #6 - Ready To Rumble

In a "special isolation edition" episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Shawn Kidd, Eric Eells & James Gruenberg to do a live watch of the 2000 comedy, Ready To Rumble. The guys discuss dead wrestlers; ass fingers; stunt doubles; food safety issues; WCW security; Scott Can & David Arquette’s filmographies; computer hacking; personal appearance fees; The Nitro Girls; wrestling show after parties; Buetterfingers & stupid dreams. So, wanna wrestle?

May 21st, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #24- Ace Ventura: Pet Detective with Logan Crosland

In the twenty-fourth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Logan Crosland (Chicken Salad) to do a live watch of the 1994 comedy, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The guys discuss careless delivery men; doggie gibberish; Joe Robbie Stadium security; high fiber; Binx The Monkey; sports superstitions; pagers; Tone Loc’s filmography; the greatness of the name Raynor Scheine; The Love Boat; men’s room etiquette; fear of heights; Isotoner Gloves & tuck jobs.  So remember, that’s none of your damn business and I’ll thank you to stay out of my personal affairs, do NOT go in there and if I’m not back in five minutes…just wait longer!

May 7th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #23: The Goonies with Peter Winson

In the twenty-third episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Peter Winson (Greetings From Allentown) to do a live watch of the 1985 action-adventure comedy, The Goonies. The guys discuss the best fonts; Canadian tuxedos; Oregon Foreclosure Law; units of measurement; poor counterfeiting; booby traps; Mama Fratelli’s motherly love; ice cream flavors; The Spielberg-verse; Jake Fratelli’s hazard pay; Andy’s best of seven series with the bone piano; water slide rules; the best places to hide jewels on your person & International Maritime Salvage Laws.  So remember, Goonies never say die!

 

May 3rd, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater Special #5 - Just Friends

In a "special isolation edition" episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Shawn Kidd & Logan Crosland to do a live watch of the 2005 comedy, Just Friends. The guys discuss friend zones; high school pricks; rough breakups; crazy pop singers; the crime of putting fish in the microwave;  bad timing for relationships; The Subway Diet; awkward hugs; atomic wedgies; hot dental hygienists; cat fights; blowing your shot & Jersey players. So remember, forgiveness is more than saying sorry.

April 30th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #22: Animal House with J. Arsenio D’Amato

In the twenty-second episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by J. Arsenio D'Amato (Extreme Three Way Dance) to do a live watch of the 1978 comedy, National Lampoon’s Animal House. The guys discuss peeing outside; playing music on your throat; college pranks; cool professors; Twisted Sister; getting high for the first time; nasty bowling shoes; food fights; Shout!; unhooking bras; Points Of Parliamentary Procedure; road trips; low G.P.As, losing your marbles, flat bacon & John Belushi’s eyebrows.  So, repeat after me, “I…state your name.”

April 25th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater Special #4 - Police Academy

In a "special isolation edition" episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Shawn Kidd to do a live watch of the 1984 comedy, Police Academy. The guys discuss the talents of Larvel Jones; Punky Brewster’s dad; Gutenberg; Swagger Sticks; the ne’er-do-wells of 80’s comedies; Tackleberry; stripping by the campfire; fake accents; podiums; doing the "walk of shame”; the problem solver Mahoney & old TVs . So, if we make you sick, it’s okay. We make everyone sick.

 

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