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April 23rd, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #21 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit with Ray Carsillo

In the twenty-first episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Ray Carsillo (Geeks Who Like Sports) to do a live watch of the 1988 comedy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The guys discuss sexy cartoon characters; quality mime work; Bob Hoskins incredible performance; toon logic; extreme method acting; the scenes too traumatic for little kids; horrible L.A. drivers; audio animatronic stand-ins; traffic in Los Angeles & laughing to death.  So, remember to take your hand out of the cuff only when it’s funny, make sure you shake the weasels and is that a rabbit in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

April 13th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #20 - Tommy Boy with Jordan Duncan

In the twentieth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jordan Duncan (Body Press Your Luck) to do a live watch of the 1985 comedy, Tommy Boy. The guys discuss Cedar Point amusement park; rugby; father/son relationships; Bo Derek; cow tipping; physical comedy; road trips through the Midwest; singing along to the radio in the car; skinny dipping in motel pools after hours; guarantees on boxes; fat guys in little coats; theme restaurants; Chicago accents & bee stings.  So, remember brothers don’t shake, brothers gotta hug!

 

April 11th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater Special #3 - The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear

In a "special isolation edition" episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Mirandia Berthold & Ben Locke to do a live watch of the 1991 comedy, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear. The gang discuss lobster meat; botox; fake bush; talking body parts; legendary moustaches; bad German accents; old cops & fake confessions. So, remember the truth hurts, but not as much as landing on a bicycle with the seat missing, but it hurts!

 

April 6th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater Special #2 - She’s Out Of My League

In a "special isolation edition" episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Mirandia Berthold, Shawn Kidd, Logan Crosland, Ben Locke and Jennifer Smith to do a live watch of the 2010 comedy, She’s Out Of My League. The gang discusses “The Moodle”; Pizza Hut Express; airpot security; Disney obsessions; awkward hugs; proper bowling etiquette; Hall & Oates; Pittsburgh; “The Slapshot Regatta”; finishing fast; manscaping; webbed toes & going commando. So, go get the good news bear, follow the Tao of Love and make sure you don’t “show up” early.

March 29th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater Special #1 - The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! with PTBNXT

In a "special isolation edition" episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by the co-hosts of The PTBNXT podcast: Jennifer Smith, Tim Capel & Jacob Williams to do a live watch of the 1988 comedy, The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad!. The gang discuss evil dictators of the 1980’s; Leslie Nielsen’s dramatic acting roots; motion sickness; the presence of cake throughout the movie; O.J. Simpson’s filmography; old white guys; talking in public restrooms; stuffed beavers; driving lessons; Zippo lighter crowds; sexual organs on ceramic statues; old, expired Worcestershire Sauce; the parallels to 1989’s “Batman”; & lion fish. So, don’t forget to boil your roast, remember not to go sixty-five down the wrong way on a one-way street and wipe that thing off the side of your face, no the other side.

March 26th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #19- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with Steve Wille

In the nineteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Steve Wille (PTBN’s Main Event) to do a live watch of the 1986 comedy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The guys discuss breaking the 4th wall; Chicago landmarks; Ed Rooney’s vendetta against Ferris; their first cars; taking it too far; how unlikeable Ferris really is; was Cameron really the hero of the story?; hey batter, batter, batter; in-home intercoms; Edie McClurg; and Charlie Sheen as the voice of reason? So, don’t forget that life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

February 27th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #18 - Black Dynamite With Nate Milton

In the eighteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by “The Godfather” Nate Milton (PTBN’s Main Event) to do a live watch of the 2009 comedy, Black Dynamite. The guys discuss Blaxploitation films; underutilized actors like Michael Jai White; the 1970’s; bad acting; made up words; movie cliches; Kung Fu bitches; X-Rated Zodiac Signs; Greek gods; The Last Dragon and the great character names throughout the movie. So, go grab some chili and donuts, remember not to call and interrupt my kung fu, and don’t be a jive-ass sucka!

February 2nd, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #17 - Groundhog Day with Tim Capel

In the seventeenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by two-time guest, Tim Capel (Talkin’ WCW) to do a live watch of the 1993 comedy, Groundhog Day. The guys discuss Bill Murray-type roles; Staten Island Chuck; awkward conversations; what is a hamlet?; the top kinds of places to get drunk; violently taking out mailboxes; 50 First Dates; sweet vermouth; Stephen Tobolowksy; doing good deeds and which holidays they would and wouldn’t like to repeat over and over.  So, we’re off to see the groundhog, don’t drive angry, say a prayer and drink to world peace.

January 16th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #16 - Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy with Matt Souza

In the sixteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Matt Souza (Jenny And The Gems) to do a live watch of the 2004 comedy, Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy. The guys discuss male chauvanism in 1970’s newsrooms; the vast array of suit colors the news team wears; newsmen rumbles; the difficulties of acquiring German pornography; what exactly was in Sex Panther cologne; baby panda births; chain store restrooms; Baxter the dog; inter-species communications and why was Tim Robbins playing a part clearly written for John C. Reilly?  So, be on the look out for the invitation to the pants party, remember that milk is a bad choice and stay classy Place To Be Nation.

December 23rd, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater #15 - Bad Santa with Nick Duke

In the fifteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Nick Duke (Hard-Traveling Fanboys) to do a live watch of the 2003 comedy, Bad Santa. In this special Christmas edition, the guys discuss the outrageous behavior of Billy Bob Thornton's character, Willie; the creepy kid that stalks him; Santa fetishes; the appeal of Old Granddad Whiskey; the late comic greats John Ritter & Benrie Mac; the many MADTV alums that show up in bit parts; the Transformers franchise; holiday drinks and laborious process of putting up Christmas decorations. And what exactly is a Fraggle-Stick?

December 17th, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater #14 - Spaceballs

In the fourteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Mike Cook (Place To Be Nation member) to do a live watch of the 1987 comedy, Spaceballs. The guys discuss the many references to other space adventure movies like Star Wars, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Alien, etc; the characters that Mel Brooks plays in his movies; merchandising; the great casting, including Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet; why Michael Winslow isn’t relevant anyone; luggage lock combinations; the Spaceball salute; being surrounded by assholes and much more. So make sure Mega-Maid doesn’t go from suck to blow, keep an eye out for the bleeps, sweeps and creeps and May The Schwartz Be With You!

December 10th, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater - A Charlie Brown Christmas

In this special holiday quickie edition of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith & Mirandia Berthold (Geek N’ Sassy) to do a live watch of the 1965 TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Before they dive into the special, the gang discusses Christmas traditions (as both a child and a parent); their disdain for The Elf On A Shelf; Keepsake Ornaments; singing snowmen; the rules of decorating a Christmas tree; their favorite Christmas songs; Hallmark movies; the frustration of putting together toys; favorite foods to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the Southern bias towards egg nog and much more.

November 27th, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater - A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

In this special holiday quickie edition of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Mirandia Berthold & Jennifer Smith (Geek N’ Sassy) to do a live watch of the 1973 TV special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Before they dive into the special, the gang discusses their favorite side dishes, dressing vs. stuffing, turkey calls, how they prefer their cranberry sauce, what the best type of pie is, Thanksgiving traditions and much more. 

October 30th, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater #13 - Beetlejuice with Mirandia Berthold

In the lucky thirteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Mirandia Berthold (Geek & Sassy) for this special  Halloween Edition to do a live watch of the 1988 comedy, Beetlejuice. They start with a quick review of the new animated film The Addams Family and then they discuss quaint New England towns; Tim Burton’s signature design and directorial style; the genius of Michael Keaton; rules of being a ghost; having to stay in the same condition you died for eternity; the significance of the number three; children with psychic powers.  So, read your handbook for the recently deceased, avoid those pesky sand worms and whatever you do, don’t say his name three times!

October 22nd, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater - It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

In this special holiday quickie edition of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith & Mirandia Berthold (Geek N’ Sassy) to do a live watch of the 1966 Halloween special, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Before they dive into the special, the gang discusses their favorites candies, their favorite costumes that they’ve worn over the years, Halloween traditions and much more. So, before you head out the pumpkin patch, go for tricks and treats (hopefully you don’t get any rocks) and most importantly don’t be a blockhead!

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