This is a podcast called brock party. I invite over people that are interesting and we get interesting together. My co-hosts are Rick Wood, Rob Ondarza, and Joe Starr. We’re available for free through Stitcher and iTunes. Once a month, we also broadcast Tell & Show from the Lyric Hyperion Theater. This will go on as long as you keep enjoying it, so subscribe and comment on iTunes to keep this going. Click Here!
Episode 46: Naomi Grossman, Hal Lublin
Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story) and Hal Lublin (Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome To Night Vale) sit down with Brock Wilbur, Rob Ondarza, and Mariel Neto to discuss the occult, sexual perversion, sexual coolneatthings, Record Store Day, suicide, auditions, ole timey radio, the fate of the Venture Brothers, spooky ghost stories, one woman shows, fan tattoos, Mars Attacks, Masters of Sex, Steve Carlsberg, asylum living, Ryan Murphy, PaleyFests, improv laughter, pilot shoots, pirate radio, The Upward Spiral, and all of the secrets about AHS season 4 even though the lawyers will tear us apart. Music from this episode is from Portland’s Sama Dams who I once ranted at while on Absinthe so hopefully they accept this airplay by way of an apology. Also a bonus thing from an awesome listener named Thomas.
Episode 45: Jen D’Angelo, Gabe Durham, Dave Rankin
On tonight’s episode, Brock Wilbur sits down with Jen D’Angelo (Cougar Town), Gabe Durham (Boss Fight Books), Dave Rankin (Gonzo! Comedy), and co-hosts Rob Ondarza and Joe Starr. Topics include Chrono Trigger, sanity meters, women tricking Dave, Galaxy Quest, the Atari wasteland, Bill Lawrence, chiptunes, open mics, The Shalhoubs, and our communal disappointment in Joe Starr. Music includes new tracks from Royal Blood and Future Islands.
Episode 44: Matt McCarthy
Matt McCarthy of The Pete Holmes Show talks to Rick Wood, Rob Ondarza, and Joe Starr about a lot of things, including murdering Brock Wilbur and taking of all his stuff, on this, the first Brock-less episode of Brock Party. Music is from the new Hold Steady album.
Episode 43: Richard Elfman + Whitmer Thomas / Mike Lawrence + Josh Mattingly
Oingo Boingo founder and Forbidden Zone director Richard Elfman comes by to talk with Brock Wilbur and Rob Ondarza about fundraising for Forbidden Zone 2, sexy vegetables, his little brother Danny Elfman, sexy monsters, Erin Holt, sexual violations in other dimensions, and the career of Whitmer Thomas (of Power Violence) and why everything should be named Power Violence. Then we have a short hangout with New York comedian Mike Lawrence and Indie Statik’s Josh Mattingly on the subject of time traveling father issues, McDonald’s, @midnight, The Wire, Bioshock Infinite DLC, and taking on the Empire vs. parking attendants. This week’s music includes new tracks from Danny Elfman for Forbidden Zone 2 (which you can contribute towards at www.forbiddenzone2.com) and Black Gold’s Detroit.
Episode 42: Nicholas Daly Clark and Evan Gaustad
Screenwriting team and comedy duo Nicholas Daly Clark and Evan Gaustad stop by to talk with Brock Wilbur, Rick Wood, Rob Ondarza, and Mariel Neto about cop murder manifestos, Japanese cooking show universes, St. Vincent, crazy dead preachers, audition nightmares, crowd work, regret, despair, and absolutely nothing about pugs, but definitely some advice on marriage. Tonight’s music is provided by Your Enemies Friends.
Episode 41: Alex Hooper & Bobbie Oliver
Showrunners Alex Hooper (Crave) and Bobbie Oliver (Tao Comedy Studio, Eagle Rock Comedy Festival) stop by to talk with Brock Wilbur, Rob Ondarza, and Joe Starr about Pasadena, drugs, raves, Dogs, dogs, DOGS, pug livin’, the 7 Stages Of Internet Fame Grief, switchblade combs, Burners, cats, #Woods, Carlton, swinging, raising sharks, accidental stabbings, and so much more. Today’s music includes Tame Impala’s “Elephant” and The Faint’s “Salt My Doom.”
Episode 40: Mariya Alexander
Comedian Mariya Alexander sits down with Brock Wilbur and co-hosts Rick Wood, Joe Starr, and Rob Ondarza to discuss growing up in Russia, butt-stuff, Communism, Noah’s Ark, Titanfall, the Oscars, a reading of Something Awful’s “Lovecraft Reacts to Star Wars”, punk rock living, how Los Angeles is not New York, Tequila Mockingbird, and so much more. Today’s music includes These New Puritans’ “Swords of Truth” and an 8-bit remix of the True Detective theme song.
Episode 39: Damien Fahey
Damien Fahey of MTV’s TRL and now Family Guy joins Brock Wilbur, Rob Ondarza, Rick Wood, and Todd Masterson to make a bunch of random 90′s references, do random cutaway gags, confer as to whether Jake Fogelnest is actually Barksy, reality TV “stars” fighting over food, the overwhelming work it takes to be THIS cool, and so much more. This episode features music from the forthcoming albums by The Faint and Nico Vega, neither of whom would have made it on Total Request Live.
Episode 38: Cossbysweater & T.J. Chambers
Brock Wilbur and co-hosts Rob Ondarza and Joe Starr are joined by musician Allison Goertz (Cossbysweater) and TV writer/comedian T.J. Chambers for this week’s Brock Party. Topics discussed include Blink 182, Muse, beards, 14 hour days, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, ska bands, Joe’s junk, Biodome, mailing ideas to yourself, sampling musical theater, weird podcast crashers, sex apps, The Simpsons, Chiny, ghosts, Godzilla, continuity, Night Vale, and so much more before it completely falls apart. Music is brought to you by Sars Flannery, whose groovy tunes can also be found on the soundtrack to Your Friends Close.
Episode 37: Valentine’s Day
Brock Wilbur, Rick Wood, and Rob Ondarza celebrate Valentine’s Day together and discuss Florida, disappointment, Twin Peaks, Excitebike, heavy metal wine, Stone Temple Pilots, guns, Portland, drinking game comedy, #IAmSorry, Dumb Starbucks Parking, money on social media, the brilliant Rick Shapiro, and so much more. This week’s music is Twin Shadow’s cover of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” and Murder By Death’s cover of “Little Red Riding Hood.”
Episode 36: Fake Cossbysweater Episode
Brock Wilbur sits down with Joe Starr and Allison Goertz (musician Cossbysweater) to discuss all kinds of cool things, but then Allison ran into some trouble with the LAPD… so please enjoy this fun episode of Brock and Joe discussing run ins with the police, Monday Night RAW, a weird but cool flesh-eating Hillbilly, and so much more. All music by the absent Cossbysweater, whose work you can grab here: http://cossbysweater.bandcamp.com/
Episode 35: Lucia Fasano & Kyle McCormick
Brock Wilbur is up in Portland with Kyle McCormick and musician/comedian Lucia Fasano, celebrating both the Super Bowl and Lucia’s 21st birthday simultaneously. Topic discussed include horror director John Fasano, wine, sports, anarchists, disappointment, film adaptations of Alan Moore, fake musicianship, Flea, more disappointment, slurry words, and so much more. Opening theme is “Lovecraft In Brooklyn” by The Mountain Goats.
Episode 34: Film Crit Hulk
The caps lock heir apparent to Pauline Kael, FILM CRIT HULK, stops by to talk with Brock Wilbur and Rob Ondarza about his new book SCREENWRITING 101 (with introduction by Edgar Wright) and action packs our evening with valuable screenwriting advice, approaches to cinema, tales of battling evil do-ers, and a tearful remembrance of his favorite theater-going experience. Also including: being nice, black Christmas films, NOT SAVING THE CAT, lucky breaks, cut Frozen songs, The Place Beyond The Pines, Weezer, Paul W.S. Anderson, nightmares, love, the human condition, and the dangers of stem cell research. This is one of our favorite episodes yet and not to be missed. Intro theme is “Carlotta Valdez” by Harvey Danger.
Episode 33: Rye Silverman
Rye Silverman, comedian and author, joins Brock Wilbur, Rob Ondarza, Rick Wood and Joe Starr for a discussion of regional grocery stores, confronting people, fluid gender, TMNT robots, trolling, 9/11 porno, Home Depot, caption work, punching up jokes about his brother’s death, and so much more. Opening theme is “Brain Cells” by Maximo Park.
Episode 32: Nick Hurwitch
Nick Hurwitch, co-author of “So You Created A Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide To Time Travel” joins Brock Wilbur, Rob Ondarza, and Joe Starr for a discussion of all things fourth dimension. The first version of the podcast didn’t record, so we travel into the alternate timeline to re-record all of our thoughts on The Final Countdown, deja vu, Primer, Mike Lawrence winning @Midnight, Donnie Darko, Dr. Who, Bryan Singer, terrible people, PKD, and so much more. (Probably our most ridiculous recording yet.) Opening theme is “Time Travel” by Blouse.
Episode 31: Hana Michels
Comedian and writer Hana Michels stops by to talk with Brock, Rob, and Rick about life under two “successful” therapist parents, drugs, New Years parties, music videos, Brick Stone, brain damage, the spirit of adventure, futurism, and so much more. Opening theme is “Something Awful” by Dead Unicorn off their album “Pandemic” (which I Kickstarted because it’s a concept album about various apocalypses and it’s pretty snazzy.)
Episode 30: Holiday Party With Strangers
Brock Wilbur, Rick Wood, and Rob Ondarza invited some strangers off the street to come get drunk and shout about nonsense while Christmas music plays in the background. Happy Holidays, everyone!
Episode 29: Alissa Orber & Sarah Morisano
Comedian Sarah Morisano and former America’s Funniest Home Videos producer Alissa Order stop by to talk with Brock, Rob, and Rick about 9/11, knife-pulling, improv, unemployment, racist improv, night-vision sex, serving coffee to celebs, and so much more.
Episode 28: Dan Wilbur
Comedian and writer Dan Wilbur stops by to talk with Brock, Rob, and Rick about the Wilbur family heritage, his book How Not To Read, Tom Petty, Lasers in the Jungle, Mandela, Hunter S. Thompson, Christopher Dorner, Thomas the Tank Engine in Skyrim, dead wrestlers, and so much more.
Episode 27: Heather Wood
Actor and writer Heather Wood stops by to talk with Brock, Rob, and Ashley about the movie Your Friends Close (available now at www.yourfriendsclose.com), her book, family members, professional clowning, and so much more!
Episode 26: Tell & Show December 2nd
Brock and Rick host a monthly show at the Lyric Hyperion Theater in LA, where each comic on the lineup brings a secret guest to perform with them, and not even the hosts know what kind of madness will occur. The December show featured Asterios Kokkinos, TJ Chambers, Myke Wright, Scott Boxenbaum, Joe Moses, Terrance Newman, Matt Champagne, and Matt Knudsen and all their secret guests!
Episode 25: Megan Rosenbloom
Medical librarian and death proponent Megan Rosenbloom stops by to talk with Brock, Rick, and Rob about NPR, 9/11, accepting death, celebrating death, @subatomiccowboy, human skulls, Death Salon, reality shows, biodegradable body suits, The Order of the Good Death, illegal funerals, hot morticians, gay dance clubs, sad mortuary animals, Frankenstein’s dildo, Jill Tracy, and so much more.
Episode 24: Matt Monroe
Comedian Matt Monroe stops by to talk with Brock, Rob, and Joe about parking rage, Denver, Christine (the worst person in the world), forgotten phone numbers, kidnappings, Ryan Gosling, a German DJ, older closers, Seattle, flirting his way into a museum, and so much more.
Episode 23: Tell & Show November 4th
For the One Year Anniversary of Tell & Show we had a really incredible night, co-hosted by Nerdist’s Kyle Clark. Allison Goertz (Cossbysweater), Jan Davidson, Scout Durwood, Andy Peters, Grant Lyon, Joe Kwaczala, Greg Edwards, Ian Karmel, Ron Funches, and Sabrina Cognata brought some surprise guests (including two puppies) and made for one of our best shows yet. Give it a listen!
Episode 22: Adam Cozens & Are You Afraid Of The Drunk?
Comedian and writer Adam Cozens stops by to talk with Brock, Rob, and Todd about The Birthday Boys, his recent engagement, and much more. Then we play six rounds of the drinking game Are You Afraid Of The Drunk? with a room full friends. Listen in as we get progressively more bad at word speaking!
Episode 21: Amy Spalding
Author and performer Amy Spalding stops by to talk with Brock, Rick, and Rob about The Reece Malcolm List, Ink is Thicker Than Water, Horror Nights, consensual cat sex, stalking teenagers for research, YA novels, never owning property, and so much more.
Episode 20: Virginia Jones
Gothic hero and comedian Virginia Jones stops by to talk with Brock, Joe, Rick, Rob, and Todd in the middle of the desert. Topics discussed include whatever was said while we were drunk because we were drunk and I’m afraid to listen to it so please enjoy.
Episode 19: Tell & Show October 7th
Brock and Rick host a monthly show at the Lyric Hyperion Theater in LA, where each comic on the lineup brings a secret guest to perform with them, and not even the hosts know what kind of madness will occur. The October show featured Brock’s album release (Crime Travel), Joe Starr celebrating his album release (Heroic Effort) w/ accompaniment by Rick Wood on piano, Adam Cozens watching a short film in a round with the director, Virginia Jones being sultry with basslines by Brock Wilbur, Chuck Watkins and his alter ego performing a song from a soundtrack to an 80s cop film that doesn’t exist, Klee Wiggins and her nitroglycerine from a German sex-tourist drugging, Dave Clay and friends juggling, and Paige Weldon divvying up ex-boyfriend items to the audience, and much more.
Episode 18: Tanya Knox
Therapist and comedian Tanya Knox stops by to talk with Brock, Joe, and Rob about maybe giving birth on the show, booze, SNL, Sutter Home, bad parenting, Amanda Bynes, Boards of Canada, The SixtyNineties, and so much more. Also, Brock’s album CRIME TRAVEL and Joe’s album HEROIC EFFORT are both for sale now!
Episode 17: Amanda Pendolino
Screenwriter and professional reader Amanda Pendolino stops by to talk with Brock, Rick, and Rob about drinking, mushrooms, good TV, bad scripts, thinspiration, Mike Lawrence on Conan, David Caruso, The Go-Gos, Vine, Stories We Tell, and so much more.
Episode 16: Jon Schnepp
Director Jon Schnepp stops by to talk with Brock, Rick, Rob, and Joe about Metalocalypse, Venture Bros, The Removers, Club Dead, Space Ghost, Adult Swim, Devo, The Death Of Superman Lives, ABCs of Death, the cancelled Metalocalypse video game, comic books, being a goddamned hero, and so much more. Catch Jon doing a panel and premiering new footage at the Comikaze Expo in November.
Episode 15: Tell & Show September 2nd
Brock and Rick host a monthly show at the Lyric Hyperion Theater in LA, where each comic on the lineup brings a secret guest to perform with them, and not even the hosts know what kind of madness will occur. The Labor Day show featured Lizzy Cooperman (visiting with the spirits; Jim Hegarty), Louis Peitzman (in a bad-date-off), Dave Rankin (freestyle rap competition), Hampton Yount (with guest Rob Gleeson), Emily Maya Mills (and puppy), Georgea Brooks (drunken simultaneous debate with Shawn Pearlman), Dave Sirus (and a fortune teller heckler), Hilary Adams (with a live band dispensing rap advice).
Episode 14: Megan Duffy & Bill Watterson
Actress and tiny human Megan Duffy stops by to talk with Brock, Rob, and Rick about drinking games, Disneyland, kitchen violence, the Maniac remake, Torchwood: Miracle Day, bacon, Burger King, getting choked during sex by Elijah Wood (everyone’s dream job), and 20 minute dance breaks. Then, Brock interviews Bill Watterson (lead actor of the video games Lost Planet 3 and LA Noire) at The W Hotel about rock bands, Curb Your Enthusiasm, cryptic tea pyramids, and more.
Episode 13: James Cullen Bressack & Chuck Pappas
Horror director James Cullen Bressack and actor/DP Chuck Pappas stop by to talk with Brock, Rob, and Joe Starr about location scouting, shooting on an iPhone 5, Nazi rentals, 13-13-13, Sharknado, Escape From Tomorrow, Plants Vs. Zombies 2, Miike, Vicious Dogs, Darkest of Days, To Jennifer, The Happening, Anthropophobia, a stolen oxygen machine, a found-footage Civil War film, and doing massive amounts of party drugs at fourteen.
Episode 12: Dave Schilling
VICE editor and comedian Dave Schilling stops by to talk with Brock, Rick, and Rob about sex, sexuality, his recent engagement (sexual), video games (not sexual), masturbation (obvi sexual), Letters From My Therapist, Nothing (a comedy show), Entitlement (another more “real” comedy show), dead dads (not sexual), and much much more (sexual).
Episode 11: Adam Cayton-Holland & The Canyons
Comedian and actor Adam Cayton-Holland stops by to talk with Brock, Rick, and Monika about dog foreskins, Denver, The Grawlix, Those Who Can’t, America, comedy problems, hunting humans for sport, Kitchen Nightmares, numbers stations, Marc Maronization, Bryan Cook, Meltdown, piss, Andrew Dice Clay, and so much more. Then, Brock & Rob watch The Canyons.
Episode 10: Tell & Show August 5th
Brock and Rick host a monthly show at the Lyric Hyperion Theater in LA, where each comic on the lineup brings a secret guest to perform with them, and not even the hosts know what kind of madness will occur. Tonight’s show featured Jay Weingarten (and a Craigslist hookup), Sofiya Alexandra (and a dance party), Will Weldon (and the return of Emily Faye), Melissa Villasenor (and her travel companion with arm freckles), Diana De Luna (and a tap dancing clown), Allen Strickland Williams (and casual party dialogue with James Fritz), Hana Michels (and her sex heckler), and Andy Sell (with both a hug competition and special guest Ashley Flowers).
Episode 9: Brandie Posey
Writer and comedian Brandie Posey stops by to talk with Brock, Rick, and Rob about Brendan McGowan, PBR, fiery Latin tempers, Lady to Lady, ICP, camping, the comedy albums of President Lyndon B. Johnson, breast reduction surgery, the cinema of Jim Carrey, feet, President Bill Clinton, watching movies with your grandparents, and so much more.
Episode 8: Sabrina Cognata
Writer and party monster Sabrina Cognata stops by to chat with Brock, Rick, and Rob about a great number of things, none of which would be appropriate to list here.
Episode 7: Sofiya Alexandra
Writer and comedian Sofiya Alexandra stops by to talk with Brock, Rick, and Rob about Surprise!, the lottery, poverty, Godzilla, touring, Pi, sleeping ass to ass with Brock, death, attractive people being attractive, and Rick turning 30.
Episode 6: Todd Masterson
Fashion Police writer (striking) and standup comedian Todd Masterson stops by to talk with Brock, Rick, and Rob about dating Rob, casting disasters, Joan Rivers, DOMA, skateboards, Christmas Tree Juice (gin), The Last of Us, sweet tea, science, secrets, apples, and so much more!
Episode 5: Tell & Show July 1st
Brock and Rick host a monthly show at the Lyric Hyperion Theater in LA, where each comic on the lineup brings a secret guest to perform with them, and not even the hosts know what kind of madness will occur. Tonight’s show featured Kevin Hawkins (and the entire LA alt comedy scene), Stephanie Mickus, Robert Buscemi, Jackie Kashian, Bobbie Oliver, Matt McCarthy, Joe Starr, Razzle Dangerously, and all of their special guests!
Episode 4: Monika Scott
Standup comic and KCRW Producer Monika Scott chats with Brock, Rick, and Rob about surviving the shooting at Santa Monica Community College, fighting your audience, conspiracy theories, Nazis, heckling, Xbox One, getting punched in the face by both life and muggers. This one is pretty damn great.
Episode 3: Christopher Floyd
Video game designer and critic Christopher Floyd chats with Brock, Rick, and Rob about E3, Google Glass, dads, Muse, America, Jasper Byrne, cupcakes, next generation consoles, and most importantly: drugs.
Episode 2: Roger Wodehouse
Androgynous glam-rock icon Roger Wodehouse talks with Brock, Rick, and Rob about his BBC children’s show “Roger Wodehouse’s Androgymnasium”, a longstanding feud with David Bowie, the joys of Africa, and much, much more. Please note: there are some awkward pauses in this show where Roger was seducing the co-hosts and we weren’t sure how to edit around that.
Episode 1: Brandon Baruch
Brandon Baruch, LA’s finest stage lighting designer and author of the Fringe Festival Play “Me Love Me” sits down with Brock, Rick, and Rob to discuss his straight men, gay men, and the “catch and release” program by which he converts people both ways.
Here are some Brock Wilbur appearances on other podcasts:
Phil Kollar & Friends
I’m on this video game stream with Polygon’s Phil Kollar with some regularity. I like to yell at Phil about being a bad parent while he tries to shoot pixel people and pretends we aren’t friends. It’s a real blast.
The Fogelnest Files: Episode 72: Sex Carl
Damien Fahey, Megan Koester, and Brock Wilbur join Jake LIVE from UCB-LA to look at some real dimwits. They’ll chat about some classic catchphrases, check out some guys hanging out in trees, and watch the worst video on the internet. As always, all the videos from this episode are over at youtube.com/TheFogelnestFiles!
Jon Reads The Paper: Episode 102: An Overflowing Space Toilet
Portland comedian Jon Washington reads the newspaper and Brock tries to follow along.
Leave The Memories Alone #3: WWF IN YOUR HOUSE: BADD BLOOD
Brock isn’t a wrestling fan. Listen to Erik & Joe try to help Brock wrap his brain around things like handicap matches, Mexican midget wrestlers named Mosaic, and Vince McMahon announcing Brian Pillman’s death between pro wrestling battles.
Lost Moon Radio: Episode 5: Cars
In which Jack (Will Greenberg) meets a weirdo at the DMV (Brock Wilbur), gets a smog check from his favorite mechanic (Jen Burton), and discusses the perils of the 405. Featuring the performances of Will Greenberg, Dave McKeever, Jen Burton, Dan Oster, Dan Mahoney, Frank Smith, Ryan Harrison, Mikey Wells, Dylan Ris, Rich Ramberg, Jasmin Guevara, Brenton Kossak, and Lauren Ludwig. Special guest performance by Brock Wilbur. Produced by Dave McKeever. Directed by Lauren Ludwig & Frank Smith. Music Direction by Dylan Ris. Words and music by Frank Smith, Ryan Harrison, Lauren Ludwig, Rich Ramberg, Mikey Wells, and Dylan Ris.
The Fort Podcast: Episode 49
Comedian Brock Wilbur joins “The Fort” Podcast to talk about an odd murder, awkward 911 comedy, breaking a guys nose at a Ben Folds concert and a guy with one hell of a scheme to get people to pay for his cocaine habbit. Brock can be seen performing and stand-up around the country. He recently released a comedy special called “28 Years Later.” Brock, Kevin, Ed and Mike perform two radio sketches: “The Reluctant Drug Smuggler,” written by Ed Galvez and “Sexiest Man Alive,” written by Kevin Ford. Stick around for “The Fort Wrap-up” as Ed talks about seeing the new OZ film.
The Sex Buddies: Episode 14
Ed Galvez, Dave Sirus, Alison Stevenson, Brock Wilbur, and Darcy Silviera discuss sex on the radio.
aPODcalyptic Times: Episode 81: Brock Wilbur
Brock joins aPODcalyptic Times for Episode 81 with John Derby, David Duarte and Travis Spencer for a discussion on comedy (his special 28 Years Later), writing and…the apocalypse!
War On Idiocy: Episode 7
Brock Wilbur and Rick co-host a weekly show at iO West in Hollywood every Sunday. Recently they sat down to talk about conspiracy theories, the state of the music industry and psychedelic ramblings.
The Pre-Game Podcast: Brock Wilbur + Karl Hess
We’re joined by Comedians Karl Hess and Brock Wilbur. We talk about Catfishing, bringing knives to threesomes and mistaken identities in the woods.
VGWcast #6: Heckle Us About Video Games
Brian is joined by Staff Writer Brock Wilbur. They get constantly distracted while trying to talk about Valve, Grand Theft Auto V, and how the Vita and Wii U are making substantial comebacks.
Respect The Danger of Knives: Episode 141
Brock Wilbur has just released his new stand-up special “28 Years Later” on brockwilber.com. Scott and I talk to him about suicide, Christianity, failed (almost) marriages, and stand-up comedy. Take a listen!