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Jim Florentine

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Who would have thought that a guy from Jersey would grow up a Dolphins fan. Well my guest this week, Jim Florentine tells us why he is a Dolphins fan and the time he caught passes from Dan Marino. He has written a new book and is looking forward to getting back on the road doing StandUp!. For nearly 25 years Jim Florentine has been making audiences around the world laugh across nearly every type of media. Jim has recorded six stand-up comedy albums and shot four full-length specials. On television Jim hosted 7 seasons of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" as well as lending his voice to the ground breaking "Crank Yankers". On radio Jim has been a regular on The Howard Stern show, the Opie & Anthony show and currently hosts his own program on Sirius XM. In addition Jim is a best selling author, world-renowned voice over talent and has been featured in the film's "Beer League" with Artie Lange and "Trainwreck" with Amy Schumer. Visit his website for more information.. https://www.jimflorentine.com/safari.php#home   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hey everyone. We appreciate you joiningus in the Huddle, I'm your host fifteen year, NFL quarterback Gasprat,alongside my longtime friend, and Co, host Dave Hager, where we talk toguests about how sports shape their life be sure to check us out on ourwebsite Howdo up with Guscom, where you can listen to more episodes. Just likethis. Now, let's join the huddle onthanks for to Tas again anotherepisode of Hoddl up with Gus, I'm your host Gus Frot, and you know whatbelieve it or not. I'm joined by my friend and Co House Dave Hagar Dave.How are you doing break gus? It's great to be back, it's been a while. I don'tknow if I still qualify as cohost, because after a while I've become guest hostand then I think it becomes more distant. Even Com, well you'reoffselling dental insurance. Now so you know, I understand why you've missedsome shows. It's all it's about the glory and the money so yeah I got A. Ihad to pick and shoes between the two so awesome. Well, everyone we're excitedto have dad back Tho cohost. We have a wonderful guest today you could find uson RADIOCOM APP or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast. You can lookfor us on Sixeunden and thirty one digital news and you can find us on ourown website Howdlo up with guesscom. Today Dave we got a wonderful guesthe's a comedian and author, a television personality, you name it andhe's done it. One of the funniest people. We've listened to. I'm reallyexcited to hear about his metal background. As you like to say, Davehe's a doy's, a he's. A heavy metal Fishan, auto thereever was one. So Ilike that's near, adhere to my heart. So I'm excited you know. Our House getsafter eleven eieleven pm and a bunch of Wine Flown Day. We get a lot of metalgoing, so o in the huddle is none other than JimFlorentine. Jim. Thank you for joining us in a huddle. How are you doing God,thanks for you guys have in Yeu Man, I'm dexcited to be on the show? Yeah, I'm excited to talk to you. Imean I, you know when you. Obviously you have a podcast and you understandhow you got to research, your guests and understand everything and I thinkOyou were the most fun guests, I've ever researched, because I just satthere and laughed at all. You youdo all o your clips. You've done, and you knowwe were talking before the show about how we're both Catholic and I grew upon allte boy as well, and your one clip where you got to say everything Ialways thought about, and I always wanted to say I just never could thatwas my favorite clip by watch. I think I watched it three or four times yeah. Well, you know every if yourCathtic, you have to be ecause, your parents always think that my mom alwaysthought I was going to be a priest like that of the seven kids. I was the badone, but for some reason Lik I know he's the one who's going to be a priest,so they sign you up to be an ulte boy and that usually doesn't last that long.I think I did it for maybe like six weeks or so man. I my dad made me go and I canremember my grandfather. He used to go to the masses where theyt speak Latinand all that just it was. It was a long and arduous journey through Catholicschool. For me, yeah I mean I went probably eight outof twelve years. I went to Catholic school, so I was yeah, it was torture and I know you know Igot a ten year old son, I'm like you'd, never goin to Catholic school i'Mnot,making sure you don't Yo, but I mean it's different TNAN. You know nunesused to hit us the breeze Jos ta smack us and do all of that stuff. It's alittle different. Now I mean I'm not even well, I'm not even Catholic and Iwent to Catholic school for high school and it was nice because I was onlythere was about twelve hundred schements, but only about four of uswere not Catholic, so they let us go during like masses and assemblies andstuff like that. So we have to go and...

...create havoc off campus, the four of ustogether, so that it was that was kind of fun. I enjoyed Catholic schoolbecause I didn't have to perform the duties that many of you had to perform,but our parents thought that, like, if you go to Catholic school, like thosewere the good kids and the bad kids went to o public school. Meanwhile, USin the Catholic Schol, we are way worse than the public school kids wereanimals, Oh yeah Jaif. We go to back in t church and wedrink the wine eat the host, and it's like. Oh, it's, not consencrated, geatwell, be all right do put. If my dad found out he' bring my neck, I saw. I saw a lot worse things at themy high school parties, and I ever saw my college party. So that's yeah. Itwasn't what our parents thought. It was het. We survived so yeah. We all right so growing up when you had abig family gym. You guys had to get out of the house. Like you, your parents,probably like my parents- would kick you out during the day and say goodfind something to do so. Tell us about Di you. Did you have a Lov of sports?Did you were you a sports fan growing up? Oh Yeah, you know I played baseball.I played football, I was you know that was whatl. We did in our neighborhoodwas that football games baseball. So you know I started playing, I know, and literally again, to beeight years old to play my dad forge my birth dificate, so I can play at sevenyears old. That's how bad I wanted to play. So I was then I played footballfor about four years, but I was tmainly baseball, but it was all sports isalourwhole family, Oh yeah, when you guys play whiffleballor anything in the neighborhood, Oh yeah, withfaba. Stick ball was a bigone in our neighborhood against the church. You know concrete. We playedstickball Te whiffeball, you know all of that stuff yeah we were always. Youknow. We had a baseball field down in our neighborhood at Dana, like wherethe pool community was. There was a baseball fiel, so we used to just godown there with our bats, ond whatever and just have games all the time. Yeah I mean just those were thememories and those are the things that kids don't even do today that hat dey.I always wonder why that is. You know these kids are so ingrained in theirphones and doing everything and- and I just think they misse so much of life-of what you get, though experience being out in the streets notnecessarily like running them, maybe like we did, but just being outside andand Gettin with your friends and Riin your bikes. Let's go play ball andyou're out to the whistleblows Ius I'm running right now, I'm on myhouse and my son's got like five, his friends on the front lawn playingwiffeball right now there was just playing basketball they running around.Like grazy, I said I told him just today go look when I got home fromschool at three o'clock. I did homework for a half hour and then I pl Y, I wasin the woods or playing football till six o'clock till dinnertime. That'swhat you should be doing if Jim gussand Ih've talked about this before, but tthe what you learn playing lisflball and street sports and that kind ofstuff, because there was no umpire, there's no parent there to sort thingsout. You had to you know, settle the conflict, you had to decide how therules are going to be played, and you know a any dispute. You had to settleand stop versus now, when you don't do that, you're relying on you know a referee or a parent or aschool administrator to take care of it. I thought it was really a fast way tomature in a hurry, but have fun doing it yeah. No, I just it was funny aboutan hour ago. They were arguing to playing whiffeball or something Lik, alisten! You guys I come. I go. You guys are all in fourth grade youare arguingabout a whiffleball game. You know it. This is going to meannothing you're, never going to remember this game just play for fun. It's notthat big! This isn't the championship you'r just playing on my lawn now. Arethey using a lawn Shair as a strike zone? That's a classic! No! I actually had the backstop, so youknow I got like thirty whiffle balls because you never just have to right.Yan the GE take Foro. So I always just...

...by more and Whye. I got a big bucket ofthem, so I just let that one go foul. Let it go, let it go. I got a Blockijust keep pitching so I jus Poov the game. A Lot. That's the way to do it.Yeah! So are you? Are you just you justserving them up ore? You thrown curves. What are you doing I'll just serve thimup there young. So I just I want them to hit it. You know theyre they're,crying if they strike come on strike out. So like there's, no strike ABS,like O. Look, I'm a Lefti, it's Tou freted to hit a left E. Oh yeah, herslike on the UMP. I make the rules, so it's fun not really like aagain Jim, who is your baseball team growingup te San Francisco giants. I was a little kid. I was eight years old. Hitcame home from baseball, a game I put on game in a week and I saw Williammccoby swing and I was a lefty and I played for a space and I'm like that'smy guy forty four yeah. That's Wi was unbelievable: Oh Yeah! What, when he, when he him like, we gosan I love, Willi Stargel, growing up insead of yeah molerer of a Simulitontoibler swing Wen. Those guys would connect. It was just devastating. Ilove stargil too. You know he was in the marriage, but I loved his swing toleft the first pace. Then you litl pump the pump before the Yam. Oh D, yeah. Oh Yeah! Well, that's! That's! That's!What's great about wifaball, especially if your kids are out there now and ifthey watch baseball they can intimidate somebody swing right. They can go andcopy it, and I used to do that with Willie, Stargel or or anybody that Iwatch playing baseball on the pirates. That's because that's all my dad everlet me watch you didn't. Let me go watch any other team. So that's what'sgreat about wiffaball too yeah wil. I would always do to jol Morgan mom withthe flat. You know: Aon Yeahno, with the whookeball bout it's easy to toemulate because it's easy to swing so I always say like I was a normally a rityhitter, but I could hit lefty pretty well withle in the whiffleball world,because the Bater Lihe I mean you could have a swin like well Clark, you know,but in real life, with a with a forty ounce back. I could never do that now.I do to Bakflep like when they're when I'm playing. I want me to get up and Ihit a whole mon. I Dod a Batlik, get they get so mad watyou Knowik, you know Butwhatever, Ijust do it. I'm just just staynind there, just Beiga just to Annoy Hem,stand there and watch it for like three seconds at yeah, Yeah Yeah! That'sawesome! That's awesome! So then, when you're going up you're playing allthese sports, an you continue to play sports into high school. I played up till Sopmore Year baseballand high school and then I I discovered drinking and smoking cigarettes andmarijuana, and then I was Gon. Then you were done. Y O like this isfun. I knew what look I wasn't going to make the majors. I was realistic aboutit. I started a freshman team and stuff in the sophomore. I was doing okay, butI was like. Ah I lost interest. What did your parents say? They understood? I told him. I said:Listen O this. Isn't you know I'm never going to make it in the Miyou know inthe major leagues and I'm R, you know so they probably were disappointed, butthey were like all right Luckus. You know as long as he's not causingproblems and Lighteng F forest fires. You know well theyve Clim as far asthey knew right yeah we did. We did like one w. We were kids, we didn't re,do what Oun purpose. You know we just started a fire and all of a sudden eGoit out of hand t an we just ran. It was: u. It was the kind ofthe kid. Oh Yeah. I grew up right in the woodsas well. That's what we did yeah, we UN SL start a fire going snow balls, ancars we used to do what we called corning inPittsburgh right we go out and we get the Shuk the corn when it gets realhard on the on you know, and then we pull it out and cars would pass or wego to people's houses and throw it on our awnings and and I've been chased bythe police and and people in their cars...

...a thousand times, and my kids neverknew that. You know not that I wanted them to do that, but it's just something that I don'tknow just made made AU little small town, something that those are weirdmemories. But that's what I have I'm sure you have all these same kind ofthings. So, Oh yeah, I mean we'. Always the snowballs were a big one. You know,and then you know we take off. We know to routs to go as soon as someonestopped and started chasing us, because we go in the woods and they never findus right. We know exactly where you knowto go hide they would never get us, but like Ifte, some kid hit, my call it asnowball now I'd be out of my mind, I'm like what's wrong with that kid, that's dangerous! You know what I meanthat'speopl. Do that who would do that to? You know thing like that? I was ot antennas. I don't know who Inever did. You know I was just you know. You just walkeddown to the mall. You Know Tha the Rod, the Mon snap snapsnap snap yea, but butyou don't Havso, it wasn't anyn right exactly so all right. So then youknow you're kind of Dole with sports. I know that Dave talked about earlierthat you're a big music metal OFFICIANATO. So when did you reallystart getting into music? You know I an old the brothers. I come from a familyof seven, so I had to all the brothers and you know we shared the same room.Seven people in the in the house. They started driving. You know, as they were,seventeen I was twelve and we just drive around I'd, be in the back seatand they just be cranking. You know Ted NEWGNASDC, black side to blood Zepplin,and I had no choice bout to get into that music and then it would take me toconscience when I was a kid, my parents as SOM out. Let him take me. You KnowOi, like o bunch of shows and that's how I got innew music just being stuckin the backsee. Now I got my kid. It was ten he's in the heavy metal becauseI know when he's sitting in that back sea he's got no choice but to listen.What I put on. So I got him into it too, which is great. What was your firstshow that you saw in person? I was black sat of the van Hallen Wow Alekand Alen openit for Black Sabbath at what you? How old? Were you at thatpoint? Well, wow, yeah, thet, ok, Madison, squibed, ARD, wow, wow, that'sa that's! A hell of a first show yeah and I saw R ACD and then my brotherstook me to see ten new genes DC with Bon Scott, the original singer. I sawhim before he died. Wow Wow, the tragic yeton a zone vomit. If I remember right,yeah, yeah well, that's GT. My first show is hallnote, so I can't even that's yeah. That's not even worth discussing Howousd you Marsha out o yeah, my showas O r. It was horrible. That's all I rememberit was horrible. Like obe was your first show at was my first shop PonJovy Yeah, the loo Y joves from like two towns. Over from where I grew up,so you know he's a Lobal Jersey, boy, Lik. Well, we we have poison here inPittsburgh. That's our that's our group! Oh Yeah Yeah! They were like Harri Burgkind of Pitchburg Yeah, O Butler Botler, Buer, yeah, okay, which is north of Pittsburgh, but yeahyeah. You know you were telling that story about yourolder brothers. My little brother gave me his record player and his bigheadphones and the kick cord reached a whole way across the room, and he leftme like three albums and the one I played all the time was queen and itwas the one with it was kind of green and it had the bigrobot on it like it look like an alien or something I can't remember the nameof the album, but I don't know I mean I can't tell youhow many times I listen to that one and you know the other albums he gave me,but that I mean that's how you kind of get interested in music. My parentsreally never listen to anything. My Dad listened to Lugiano PABARADI and I'mlike I am not losing that stuff yeah. My Dad tried to get me Nto, likees music. He was a titter ift stuff, so he tried to drill it on our. You know,wearing a back seat and stuff, and I...

...had a respect for it. I kind of likedit a little. I still reminisce about. I it wasn't bad, but then my brothers,you know turn me on there, like you know, ACDC, you know. As soon as youhear a highway to hell, Ike all right, I'm solved or black sabmath. You knowso yeah I was Aba. My parents were Aba and John Denver, so that was upsetting to Ao Listento. You still sing those Ani you gon, be UiIwr, be like those vans growing up. Sorry, Jim. What you say tad you getyou get beat up in Pittsburgh: YEAH ANS WHENYOU WO! Well, I actually grew up inArizona. It's a little softer out there. So hea we kind of appreciated Tha JohnDeniver vibe a little bit more. I think they might, but you can't show up Wenan abid concert, shirt in Pittsburgh and juior year unless you're like inSweden. I don't think that is not it's not tolerated anywhere. I don't thinkso. Yeah Yeah you had to have a black black savot. Do somebhody like thatshirt on everybody. Had those content shirts on in high school and Ande Yeah. What was it? What was the Scorpions one?That's the one! I remember with Ha Blade Gong right between her legs. Itwas, it was like a Buz saw. I remember that was Bannd, I'm fifty that was thatwas about what I was in seventh grade. I can't think of the album or tour thatwas, but I remember, like eight people showed up at school itthat shirt and like after, like first cread, all of them were sent O. Oh, Idon't know what tour shirt that was, I know was't it wasn't an album cover.They always had riske album covers, but I'm not sure what tor sure that was,but they alway they always did stuff like that Scorpions yeah. That was aclassic, though, but that a lot of people suspended the day after theconcert, but right right. So Y. U so you're going throughyour high school experience and you're trying to figure out your next step inlife and and I what was that like for you, you know weall have to kind of move on. Did you want to stay close to home? Or did youwant to get away from home? I want a thousand miles away to Tallson fromPittsburgh, so I was a big experience for me. What was that experience likefor you now? I, like you know I an all my friends and family. You know I didmove down to Florida after junior year, no after sophomore year in High School,my dad we moved down to Flarlaudadale. For a couple of years I graduated highschool, came right back to New Jersey, went to community college, and I wentfor like communications and I wanted to be on the radio. So I was you know theDJ at the the college radio station. I was doing no little station internithere and here had my own DJ business. Did that for a while and then Irealized I wanted to do standup. You know, because when I was on the radio,Thay would tell me what I couldn't say and could say- and I was like you knowso I just I'm going ta go up on stage and tell joke son when I went up thereonce that was it. I was like this is what I want to do. Whit's Nessepecially, when I could be my own boss right who 's your so who was thatperson that I mean. Obviously you have to look up to somebody when you'R whenyou're going to do standup like who did you try to kind of be like or emulate?I love Rodny Dangerfield like his one liners as a kid and the movies and allthat stuff it was just. He was amazing. You know back to school and all thatand o. He was a huge influence on me. So I say he was like, but I like GeorgeCarlin Richard Bryer and then when Andrew Dice, clay and Sam Kenneson camealong, but I would say that Dangerfiel was my number one guy, oh yeah, I mean he's as classic as it gets withComedias an lean and so funny I mean he's. Like you know, I I'm so ugly. Ihad a trick of treat over the phone, it's just like classic Lik. When I etrick a treating that tried to pull my face off, you know I', like ts hold up,it doesn't matter what year it I don hold up. I for my son, my son, lovesrodny and I played it. Joks an dies he loves hit. I get made fun of for this, but I stillrecord some old johnny carsons and when he's on when danger fields on AIT isamazing. It is it's awesome. It's it's.

I mean H, he's great, really good plad,jacket and stuff an come out on yeah yeah. If you ever want to watch someold carsnit's, just just text Dave Hell Tvin for you. I think he still has atbon machine, IC VCR, I'm gon to just graduated from Beta Max, but yeah theyallait's Il Grany, but it's still to wo. So tell me about like for me like goingto college and then playning. My first game I had my first start was againstUniversity of Arkansas and there I'm coming from a team in high school. Iplayed with nineteen kids on my team. Then I go to Arkansas and they got youknow. Sixty five housand in the stadium is, you know, and I was super nervous,haid butterflies in my stomach. So your first standup experience. What was thatlike for you yeah? I was hard, you know it took meabout A. I was show we shy. You know I didn't even in college and whenever Ihad to go n talk in front of the class. I always the public speaking reallyfreaked me out. It took me eight months to actually get up on stage the balls Iget up on stage once I decided I wanted to do stand up and I was down inFlorida on vacation with a girlfriend of mine and I was driving from theairport. I saw open Mike Night Tuesday night comedy night. I was like this isperfect because I could try it here. Nobody knows me because I alreadybrought my notebook with me. I thought I was going to write on the vacation. Ibasically ruined the whole vacation because I was just nervous. I was justpracticing my lines, the whole time and my exreally wasn't not too happy, but Ihad once I got upstage at one time. I got one lap I didn't do good, but thatone lap just game in out Adrenalan Rosha, like man that felt amazing- andI was like that's that's it. Do you remember what joke it was? No, it wasn't all my jokes bomb, butsomebody said something in the crowd and I said something back to them like He. You tried to Hecklm me and Isaid something back and the crowd sarted laugh and I'm like wow a Thaffell great and a was Oh yeah S, so you're in Florida N. nobody reallyknows you, but so when was the first time you really went back home and didit in front of your friends and family. It wasn't too soon. You know prettymuch right after that. When I went back because a lot of times with the comedyclubs, you have to bring five people when your first start now reaget onstage they'll, give you state shomby up to bring five paid customers to have topay, for you know, cover charge and to drink minimum. So I'd always have touse my family and friends. When I first started so yeah, it was embarrassingbecause I'm talking on you know all this dirty talking front of my sisterswho are super concerned for him, an Ta, my Ol, I whatevertis. These are myjobes right right, so thed, so were yourfriends? Were they heckless toward you? Were they very supportive? What wasthat like, when your friends would come yo? They were supportive. They, youknow, com of them, wanted to do it too. So there was like three of us. It wastwo other guys go yeah. I want to do it too. So all three of us would dol withand we'd bring a bunch of friends with us, and all that so it was, you know,was a whole community thing kno and they loved it. They love support andstuff like that, and they were happy for me. So I'm lucky because my parentswere supportive and my friends were so. I never had that like you're, not goinganywhere. Why are you getting into that kind of business and all that so I waslucky Jim. What's this secret to like dismantling a heckler like? How do you take care ofhim quick and be funny about it? Is there like a trick to it? It dependsyou know you can't hit them too hard too soon, because then some peoplethink you're mean true, and I realize tha guy, you know wil yell outsomething you doyou hit him hard right up. The back like wow. He didn'tdeserve that and the crap could turn on you. So I usually just go to what's going onwhat do t? WHAT WHA? I don't know what that meant. Whatever an and I make itto the point where the crowd hates him, and then I hit him all right and thengo wit r Mor Times like what are you interruptid for now whawhat? was thatwhat and then they then then Yeu're totally on my side, Ik Gi, this guy andthen I hid up you kn, because I got it before ig comeright at hem and then you lose the crowd and like that, wasn't my faulthe's supposed to be quiet. You know what I a I'm just trying to do. My showup here veryday for some reason, I'v...

...sympathy for that person, so you never know like every situation.It's almost like when gus as a quarterback and every situation you're.Looking at you know, I don't know if I'M GOINGTA go here. I see this guyover here. This guy you're you're, basically a quarterback when you're onstage you're at the ear that you're not gon. Looking that guy might come in, Ithat guy made bullets, I got a one on one over here. Let me so you know youjust don't know, and if your jokes on work and a I got to change this up onthe ply, instead of doing this, I'm going Na go I'm going to go this way.That's what I im doing. I can never mail it in right and that's t it takessome experience to do that. So one of the things I was wondering Jim was youknow when I played in Games, my family or friends like Dave, would be a gameor my wife or my parents, or whoever, and if, if I had hecklers up there, mydad would get upset and tell them to sit down and shut up right, and so didyou ever have that where your family or friends sat by a heccor approach, thimand said you know what you need to shut up and let let him do his act now, youdon't get you don't get nearly as many hecklers at a comedy showed and you doat a sporting event when you're at a quarterback and you throw an incompletepass and the whole team is, you know everyone, unerstands is drunk and manat you. You know I tha that'd be horrifying like I, if that was mybrother quarterback and I'd be fighting with people like Iu, don't know whatyou're talking about your Ou know you knowr Didiot, so no. I Didn' never gotthat luckily, but I could see where your family would hear all of thatstuff. WEL JUST IOE: It's always a waterback ao matter what he didn't callTa play, but it's a quarterback pall well just go to an eagles game andyou'll find out quickly how how many fights your family can get into. WhenYouryour oposing team Noo used to have a court, an the actualstadium, woing o Judge, Oh yeah Def. So when they got a rest, they wel oing Tia court in the stadium, the judge Wer like Senn some right there. It was likea Little Hal sel yeah little jail sow when a man an what a judge yeah, I say,build it into the new one too right. I think they on Cano Wat. I'm not sureabout that. I haven't heard anything, but now, if anyone's being o just ru,that now you get text and they come and they got cameras on you. So I thinkthey come out a little right. I think there were it was. I was thinkthat the flyers were playing it through this coe covid thing right and had likevirtual fans where they had a very limited amount of fans for a game orsomething happening, and the Eagles fans or the fires fans were fighting ina bar O, something they were showing it on the big screen and they said: leaveit up to Philadelphiaand, always have a fight, no matter. What's going on yeah,no, I stall. You know I started doing a most of my comedy. The beginning was inPhiladelphia, there's a lot of little bars, hate bid comedy so I you know Iknew right away and it you know heckletters and all this crazinessgoing on. They would start the comedy show and they wouldn't shut the gameoff the flyers we in the playoffs and like we can't shut the game whilepeople are going to boo, but just start the show so you'd be up there tellingjokes and ones even paying attention theyre watching them. Playoffs, did youever have like a fan that a person in the audience that was offended by something you said andapproach you after a show and just said, hey, you think you're pretty funny. Youknow you made fun of this and my sisters has yeah wee youre, always getthat because you don't know Yeuh. When I was. I was talking about my divorceon stage a few years back, someone was like you know. I was going throughdivorce, an an' appreciate that material. Like a wall. Sorry, I didn'tknow you know I can't check whatevery customer coming in. You know if you'regoing through something you know to talk about it, the place, tat, half thepeople anyway. So exactly I gon, I didn't know you know hat I mean nexttime. Send me an email, Ye, Gointa come see me and tell me the topics I cantalk about right. Did you ever have awhat's that have a priest or a nonecome up to you and say you know, I know what you do, but it's okay, no, theydon't. They don't hang out in the...

...comedy club you now like. If you have somehow they know everything in yourcommunity, the priests and the nuns they know everything they hear they gettheir ear to the WALMI. My grace of my community that the ones that I grew upwith they did you know all of a sudden. They went missing. You know to Prestatyou shipem off to a different powris because they have some eat on them.Some creepy stuff went down, so my guys were gone yeah. We are no more. We got a new pastorlike what happened Ni. He got transferred. Okay, well, will the youdrink minimum for priests low anyway, so they wouldn't be a decon commany fo right. He we are talking to JimFlorentine. We are going to take a quick Freak Don, don't forget to listento US on t e huddl up with Gescom for the RADIOCOM at tap, and you can alsolisten to whereer. You listen, O your favorite podcast and also Checku Oer.Six E one digital nose studio, we're Gointo tank Qis pery tewe will be rightdown. Hey listeners thanks for joining Daveand I in the huddle we invite you to join our excusive huddle throughPatreon, where you can get access to content made just for VIPs likeyourself, head to our website, huddle up with gustcom and hit support ourpodcast on the pop up ad. Once again, that's huddle up with guscom. Now,let's get back in the huddle, heveryone welcome back to hoddle upwith some your host cus Carad and I'm joined by my cohose Dav hegger today,which I'm happy to have Dave back. You can find US ONA RADIOCOM MAP orwhereeyou Lis, your favorite podcast Dave. You know, I think that our guests today is just kind of fits into our mold of how wediscuss things, and I really like that and I think it's a lot of fun. I reallywant to ask him about Mariona Ravera though, and maybe he can tell us a little bit about that. If youknow what I'm talking about Dave, th yeah, the simballic M, Mariana Raverathat Sin Poli Yeah, so Jim, I know in two thousand and for youyou were doing NFL. What's it called inside the NFL, and you know what was that like Foryou,because you know tink to have I mean they do some Qurky things on there aswell? But what was that? What what did they tell? You say we want you to dothis and we're going to put your skits on here. What was that like for you yeah Wu Loke? I was a big NFL fan andthey go look. We want you to put Poe Highe on you because you're edgy andthe pushbuttons- and we really want you to be Super Egi et. You know, do stuffwith the players whatever, but you know go for it. We want to. You know we wantto make a name for ourselves and you know they because it was always kind oflike a safe show or thek o. We want to take it to the next level, I'm likeokay, fine and then you know that lasted one year before they were like.No that's way too much, but I mean just just working with Dan Marino Omeu hugedolphin fan was unbelievable. You know bopcastas Collinsworth and Chris Carteron the show at the time. So it was. It was an amazing Spiri experience, eventhough alongly lasted one year. So what was what like? What Kit that you did?I'm trying to remember some of them, but I mean eeon, Ricky Williams quit togo small Po ITLENNIC grabbits wait the offens! Yes, no Wa! I did a bit where I dressedup like Ricky Williams, and I went back to Miami to try to getback on the team and I knocked on Dam Marinos Dor, as actually his house Danagreed to be in the bit and I'm not going to go over o football and a bong,and I had like the whole mopin thing on. I had the long sleeves and you knowRickie had to the the shield on he couldn't even see his face or anythingand re it's coming out and I not goint to Bonb in a football M, and you knowI'm like Hey Dad. I want to get back on the team and Marino started, throwingme past as on the driveway and all this...

...stuff, and I go to th dolpan practicefacility and Davy trying to get there all that that one about getting mefired that that bit, because I thought it was great and then they got a lot offlat for it that I was like pretendthat. I was smoking wheed and but that's whatRicki did you know yeah you didn't do it. He did't a marina loved it. Youknow he Li he's like yeah, we'll do it. You know, and he saw he was drawingpasses on the driveway to me and I was catching him. He Wa man, this guydoesn't drop anything. I go. I've been waiting, Nin I've been waining twentythree years, so Yo think I'm going to drop one diyou actually run aroud, or were youjust standing there? I would just stand there but marina likes to show his armoff so he'll fire e'll, throw like a hundred miles an hour iht here, oh yeah. We all do that. He didhe didrock and Jock like MTV football game before Super Bowl, one hear and allthose rappers that weigh like a hundred and ten pounds. He was infiring at ahundred miles an hour at him n w that was so great h, quickest the least, probably win thetop three quickest liases ever to play. Inthe NFL, Bauti Beautiful, watchphenomenal and he's one of the best guys to sofunny and like Besic Great, I mean I've known him over the years he came to mycomedy, show and he's just so funny. It's just a like. You know it's funny,because when we'd have an after party where, after we tape inside the NFL,you know and the crew to lighting guys to sound guys, the camera guys and thenyou know, you'd have costus and all those guys and those guys would sit ata table with the Ahbo execivs Marino would would hang with the fregginglighting and the and the you know the camera guys, the blue, Colla guys andjust pound beers with hem yeah. One of my this will be real,quick story, but I thought about the other day because wehade lasagna, but I was an intern at a radio station here in Pittsburg an the the host was the brotherinlaw of DamnAreno and after the show he goes hey. We got to go to Marina's house his MrsMrina, as made some lasagna. She wants everyone to taste, so I remember goingto his childhood home eating lasanna. He wasn't there. He was still playingat a time, but ier going wholy hell. What am I I'm right now? Mrs Mraina isserving me a bowlers Zoni for lunch and there's you know Dan's high schoolclippings like on the fridge and stuff. You know it was amazing grer that wasyeah. Well I'll. Tell you what Dan went to central Catholic ats, where my sonsplayed football and went to went to school an and most people that come outof central Catholic they're going to hang out with you know, just what yousaid: The guys that are drinking beer and having fun- and you know not notthe top guys Dan saves that for charging those people a lot of moneyright, yeah yeah, no he's a really just cool down the heart Du. He really is.You know I got the normal little over the years and I still keep in contactwith the Mer and air. You know because ive will ded it to DOLFA Games and heworks wit. The dolphins in the front of office, so he's always around, but yeahhe's just a great dude he's really funny too. Oh hes O I've been to parties at hishouse. It's in Daves, actually his wife, they weren't married at the time whenwe went to a party there day, but sure you've heard my wife and your wifetell those stories. Yes, she actually. She I'm sure, she'll, be pleased with this,but she vomited in his toilet and then he opened the door while she was actually doing it. So that was a thatwas an experience. I sorry missed that, but that was the previous boyfriend. Yeah Andi think she dropped theWineglass, possibly in the TUILLAN. It also shouldt right yeah. It was just alill. It was a nice nice deal Jim. What was your first time that youappeared on television NTV show was probably I was doingcomedy a couple years: N Thousand Nine hundred and ninety four there was anMTV comedy show I got picked for so that was like. I did like a sevenminute comedy set or whatever. So that...

...was the first time pretty much did thatdid that blossom did like you got noticed, and people saw thet you andtalent that I mean that must have helped your Cret helth. You knowespecially Wyou know getting booked at colleges as a comedian. It was a lot ofmoney in colleges, you know so te. You know you were young and your an MTV,some college agent would see, go you'd, be perfect to go tour and play somecolleges, so I did that for a little bit, but they were way to PC. For Me From my act, you know youget in trouble. Theyre Really! You know you got to really be squeeky clean atthose colleges, so that didn't last long, but I did do him for about a yearwhich was good just from that one TV spot so really helped yeah. That has to be hard, like youhave a certain stick and especially if it's a little more outgoing than otherpeople that have to be hard to find those gigs that and you just got TaFind Your Niche, I'm sure Ou, you've taken it to the ans degree of whatyou're doing, but there's been a ton people that have done it before you and who do? You think reallypaves the way for all of that I mean. Is it George Carlin Landy Bruce any youknow who do you think really pay the way for you guys just to beatyourselves and say whatever you want, Lenny Bruce Tefinitl I mean Lenny Brucewent to jail over. You know jokes back in the day, so he was definitely theone that were. You know, you're allowed to say whatever you want on stage,people allowed to be offended. That's no problem, but Lenny was definitelythe one no bjust callhim you know in the beginning of his career was prettyclean. You know he was just a clean, clever, comic Hedidn't, get like angryand vicious tol. The end of his career, which I like both parts and I like whenhe got angry and bishes too, but yeah lenting Bruce Pretty much paved he awayfor everybody. You know O say whatever they wanted to say, which is Great. Youknow the colleges. Sometimes you go on during lunch time. You do a lunchtimeshow or kids are eating lunch of the lunch room and you have to be up therefor an hour and they were just eating they're like what does it go on here?We don't want to hear this guy talk, so it wasn't easy, but it was good funnyyeah. So did you ever say that, like Hey, I'm making good money, you guysjust enjoy your meah. Just go! Look Ban, I'm getting seven hundred a fifty lasyou guy! I don't! Even you guys, don't have to look at the stage. John! We guyjust go o do an hour, so I worry I'm bothering you guys. I understand thatI'd be the same way, but I got I got like fifty three more minutes, I'm justgoing! No just be babbling up here, because I need that seven Hundr, afifty dolars Jim one of my all time, favorite Comedians is Gary shandling. Iwatched it. I I guess it was a documentary on himand it showed just how he always carried the notebook around and wasalways writing like Poi fiting. Is that something you do? I don't carry anotebook around if I have an idea, you know I'll write it down or now I couldput it on my phone, but I was never one whereof discipline to write. I thinkthe Catholic school upringing, where I didn't want to focus. I didn't want tobe there. You know how I just want to cause problems with my friends, so Ididn't have discipline and sitting there and writing. But that's okay,it's like for me. It's when it comes to me. That's Whenil, write it down andI'll talk about it on stage so. Well, I don't. I don't think the nuns beatingus with rulers to write better ever help me write better. No, I definitelydidn't you know they thought it did. Th pulling your hair smacking in the facegetting hit with an eraser yeah, pulling your body ear down the you knowto the principal's office yeattle. I've had all that and I had. I was in eighthgrade and my buddy and I got INTA fight at recess. We were playing football,you know just football football, we got in a fight and he got a bloody nose. Igot a black ey and we went into the see the principal and she was a god. If can't remember her name, but Iremember being about six foot six and she rolled up her sleeves, pulled apaddle out and then took her. I think they called what d they called a habitor whatever off her head, and she said she looked right at me said: Do youwant me to call your dad or do you want to take care of this now? And I said:Oh No, don't call my dad. So I five spots and I swear it- was like you name its like Aaron Judge, justhitting a home. It's like Willi, Miobe...

...terow, Oh yeah. She had a swing like abaseball player, waitwhat Sheat, what she had that she was using a Padel, ohyeah, big, paddle and whend you hit. What's that? Where did she hit? You? OhYeah. You had to bend over a D put your hands on your knees: Okay, yeah,because I even I even got that in high school in my Catholic High School, Iwent to Denin Florida to Dean, would ben you over to desk and you had topull your pants down the Atidy whitee's ane paddle yeah Yourask, because he calld me smokgop campus andI got fifteen paddles and tit was something else where I got like ten,but that was even high. My Dad when I was like in fourth grade to afterteacher conference, they said I was making fun of someone inappropriately,and so they were. They told my parents and when my dad came home he is the tby four on me seem nothing but slightly miss. So I got it got like the bottomof my spine with the T bi, four that that was rattling yeah, that was a considered child o be tay,Yeah Yeah that I O. I think I almost blacked out and dropped to the floor,so I think he jumped he ran away and pretended never happened, but all right,also Jim. How did all your comedy leads you to that metal show? You know I te was a local radio stationin New York that I would listen to this guy on there coming home from comedygigs at night, O'm Friday night he'd have a heavy metal show and I'd belistening to driving and I'm like man, this guy likes all the same music Ilike, and I want to meet thim at a show. A couple weeks later, a rock concert. II do it, I listen to to Shan Ma. Commenhe goes O wanch come on my showand well you know, you'r a comedian or the music and will hang out, and then Ibecame friends with I'm me and the my other friend Dot Jamis on. He goes I'mgoing to pitch this show to Bh one where it's like, like a tonight, showfor ACDC fans. I have it in there. I know people are BCH one, he pitched itand they don't nexttly know we did. You know fourteen seasons, a hundred, an thirtyepisodes are on for eight years. It was great wow that that that had to be so muchfun like you're, all sadding, your you comedy and that's genre, but then allof a sudden you're doing something that you absolutely love and listen to yourwhole life so who wis your favorite guest that you ever got to interviewyeah? That was my whole child. I was like listen to heavy metal, so Itaslike and then I get on a show. I'm I Goinev to do any research to you knowys.Anything, probably you know the angishyoung and Brian Johnson FORMAC DCcame on and then also the guys were black Sabbath we had everybody out.Every every season would be a different guy. Like manwod, we had Paul Rogersfrom bad company on you know, so it was just one guest up another. I think oncethe word got out, that was the place for us to go. You know for the placefor these rock stars to go in hat a new product. Thaut was our show. I Wasit was ancis young, really likefive three, oh yeah and Brian Johnson's, like five five, oh is he really angisis probably five: Five and Brian Johnson's, maybe five six wow yeah yeahwho's really Tal. Is it the guy from rat? That's really tall, the leadsinger he's tat. He ton the show. I don'tremember being that tall. I don't know, but most most most of theartists that I've met are pretty short. I woald Yeah H, youned Sayis, to likeRonny James zl was shurt. He was like five seven. You know a lot of the guy.You know you know Theyre S. most of the guys are short, but I don't tink BruceStickatsin for yr. Maiden he's short, so I don't know I don't I don't know theSteven perces Ju sing a rat. I don't remember him being that all thoughSbastan box looks Buteei like sin s, he...

...like six score. Yeah, he look fine,that's the remindemen he's the one yeah yeah! Well, how about David Coverdough,I think, is he. He always seem tire o me because he were those long coats.It's about Se's about six foot, six, one coverdale yeah! I mean that had to besuch a fun time for you and then some things I mean the growin up as adolphin fan of working with a Marina Wan, a show and grow up a heavy metalfan and working. You don't want to have y metal tea and like it was amazing andthen also you know, working on brank ankors, making drank calls likeeverything I did in my childhood. I basically was on a TV show later on. Ilife good day. No, I was just gonna ask whatlike do you remember one like Hen, your top two or three best prank calls as akid we'd, always order a pizz at Heur,neighbor's house, and wait and watch them from the Window Watch um deliverand the Pizza Guy we walking back to the from the driveway holding a pizzajust shaking his head. Like don't know what jus happened. You know they saidTdiin, Lord or Pizza. Sometimes they go out in the drive. Wit Go hey, but whato e you doing with that pizza? We'll take it. You know you can make frank callyea caller ID,basically ruined everything. You have toid star six seven and then yournumber doesn't come up. It comes up private. There are ways around it. True,true, so hi know that when crank Yankers came out and they,how was that interview process where y they just kind of knew you and saidYeah. We want you to come on and do it or did you have to I mean how does thatwork? Did you have to kind of go nd do a couple cvals for that. What was thatlike for you? No, you know I was Howard Stern started playing. My brank callson his radio show and then I went on there as a gas he's like I love thesecalls. I was like I just made a col. I just made a seatop because I was boredduring the day I was doing comedy at night, a D. I would just wait fortelemarkers te call right. I would try to try to mess with them and try tokeep on the phone as long as possible, and I just put a CD out. I didn't I putit Oun o there was no label or anything. I just made him up myself and my gotand I mailed in in Ta Howard starn. He started playing it and talking about itand then, like a month later, I got you know, work from my manager that JimmyKendel, an Corola starting in this prank call show, and they heard yourcalls and Howard Stern. They want you to be on the show. Lhike happened justlike that. It was crazy. Well, I mean what you couldn't ask tobe on a bigger platform than an hour stern. Show I mean I man we an you knowthis was like two Housanda one. You know he hably had twenty millionlisteners o I speakin of Pi. I remember you know I used to come there that afunny bonand station square right I was like I was te feature AC. I was goingon before the headliner. You know whatever I've been doing it for fivesix years and then I got on the Howard Stern show and my manager called thefunny bone is a listen headline gym blood Jimby. The headline is going onHoward Sterny's, going to get plugs for two days, Howard sterns, going to saygims at the funny bone in Pittsburgh, pay them fifteen hundred dollars,because I would get like a hundred dollar a show. He goes in. He sells uphim. An extra five hundred dollar bonus over five shows the Guy Didt want toDoa with. He goes all right. Fine I'll get the plugs. He plugged it from ththe whole day. I was on that show I sold that five shows wewl, that's howbig he was in Pittsburgh at the time, and you know, and then I just launchedmy career from there, so I never made more to like eight hundred dolars in aweekend that weekend I walked away with. You know: fourthusand dollars. You knowbecause Youre on Howard, stern and him plugging it, that was a big market forhim. That bur no and what I was going to ask Ou is. Is there a city thatstands out as having better fans than others that you remember like you goit's always a good crowd, Nashville or whatever you know. Philadelphia isgreat. PITTSBURGHS great I've always liked Pittsburgh Cleveland, the bluecollar towns. I've always noticed snt Louis is another good town for comedy.You know soioly buffalo the places like that. Ialways like going and then Florida's a...

...whole other scene, they're, always goodJu, a lot of east coast people down there. You know but yeah all the towns.I always liked. Well, they like to get drunk beforethey come in and they like to have a good time, because they're letting upall the steam of you know the hard work putting in all day and that's what wewant. That's exactly the crowd. We want to come in just going out to have agood time have a few beers after workin their ass off all week, thatw's perfect right, so that now you're you've doneyou've done that the metal show you've done. Crank Yankers tell us about whathappened next in your career. WHTI, don't know what happened! Whathappened? What E IYO START? I think you strated your podcast and all that Ohyeah, I mean I get AP started to back in two thousand and eleven. Actually,you know I got into early, I ud said I'm just going to do and it wasbasically me ranting about social media. Whatever is going on, because I wasn'ta big fan of facebook and all the drama going on there and you know peoplepoking each other and Getg mad. If you didn't poke them back and then you knowyou post a concert, you know picture a you're at a concert: Ay Men Amat. Thisconcert I's, go greater and then you got people all man wanted to invite me.I would have went. I didn't even know I'm sitting home by myself and now thisguy's mad at me. I'm like what is this. This is like high school stuff. Youknow, I friend request you didn't rea, I gon't withur friends on facebook. Isent you a message. I'm like this is unbelievable. I don't want to be inhigh school, I'm a grown man and that's what I really based my podcast off of.Well I'll. Tell you what Jimmyn? I don't know if you've seen it yet, youmay not want to watch it. It's called social dilemma. I watch like the firstfifteen minutes of it. I'm fascinated byt it I got to watch the whole show Iwas for like an hour. I watched it. It's just like. Are you kidding me and,and I'm like? Okay, you guys are the ones that created all this. Why can'tyou create something to take it all away again, I know and it they're justlike the super computers are too powerful, now they're just collectingthe data and then they're just targeting us with with whatever we weneed to see. I know it's crazy, it's I! You know, I keep my son off an as muchas I can. You know, and I stay off it as much as I can to I just I'm notaddicted to it. I just you know it's a necessary evil for me for my career andstuff, but I really don't I don't get involved. I don't I don't fight withpeople on there. I just you know I mind my business right, yeah, that's hard to do with,especially when you're doing it for business. I try to do that as well, butyou know it's A. I like to turn necessary evil. I just don't like finhding what PeodoYo in agein nowhere you know and someone post, something that you don'tlike or whatever n to politics. I just like. I don't I just post et. I neverlook back. I just got whatever whatever I hell whater. You want to span, I'mnot going to start writing jokes on there because you're not going to getit. You know twarter originally, was you know, Comedians areright, tryingnew jokes on there to see if they've got a good response and now it's likeyou know, someone doesn't get it like. What did you mean by that? I'm justlike I'm not playing? That's, not the crowd. I want to play to you know so:Righ Yeah. I agree with that. So you have this podcast. You knoweverybody is awful except you and then it turns into a book for You, which ispretty amazing. Tell us about your book. Yeah I mean it's. You know it was basedoff my podcast. You know it's just me, ramping aboutsocial media and all the all of nonsense and people. Tak pictures at ofood and you know if you don't like it, they get mad and you know if it doesn'tget enough likes, Hey, don't understand why maybe they didn't? Maybe the fooddoesn't look good. I mean it's crazy, you know so I just said I'm going towrite this book. You know based off my podcast and I went up getting a bookdeal and it did pretty well. You know ITD still out there and that's just me,you know just making fun of food pictures you know like you know like. Ineed to see some guys hot dog because he went to the baseball game thanksthanks for posting that O, I didn't know, Wyin la the wine glass with theyou know the pool in the backgrounds fh...

...yeah yeah it everybody's having awonderful life. You know same me, wonderful Litl, likirs, like I knowthem. Personally, I just got up the Pholl Meno Bitchin for hour right,exactly exactly Dave, and I like one on twitter, though it's called that Suer. Seventy sports right Dave, don'tknowif on them. Lately O absolutely. He put up one like if youcould, if there was an athlete that you thought was a you know, that is justhis great player now, but when you saw him back in high school or college andhe looked like the most unathletic person ever, who would that athlete be?He put up his first one was Larry Bird and it was a picture of him like as afreshman in college and we find Davi if all that, just because he's funny ashell he swears on, and he does all these things. It's really it's prettycomical, but the guys are great points. Ther are good stuff. You know you couldfind it these nooks and grannies on Youtube or twitter or whatever, likethat is fun. You know just oi just need some relate some comic relief, so thatsounds like a good good twitter handl lot of Boutons, O yeah they're a lot ofbad ones. So what do you do for Comic Olese? What is your moviat? You Watch.What do you do for when you need to laugh? I don't know. What do I do you know.Watch I don't know. Is there a comedian now that you stilllike ou? Maybe it's een, a roller comedian that you still go? That's aalways good. Besides, like danger, feel like someone that you go. You know whatthis is going to be funny. Yeah, I mean it's a comic friends ofmine or you know I like to Listenin to some podcast ond like comedy podcastare good. You know, Thi ins, ters a million things out, ther Il. Let's know,Howard Stern clips on Youtube. You know all those old radio shows were all youknow so I'll. Listen to that stuff, the reminise! I listen to a lot of musictoo. So you know and my kid my ten year, old'sreally funny. So I get a lot of enjoyingment just hanging with them.You know he likes the same thing by like and he's just he's like a littleMa. It's perfect. Does he rip on you, Yeah Yeah, yeah yeah, now no you'regetting ripped on by your son. It's not a HEADPO. I don't Lik. I, like Ithem,like he's, been on stage, he's to He's been on stage O and comedy before, andhe makes fun of me like he e makes fun of me. outstage one guy got mad like hewent to the Olnere Goe. So why 's that kid on stage he's making fun of his dadhe's like? Yes, a lot and I got complain like that's ridiculous- thatthat kids on stage and I tall my son the next day I go- some guy complain ago. That means you're real comic you're, pushing buttons, nd Ogratulations,congratulations, you're in Anhea stage, tright to no he's fearless up there. He doesn'teven care. He anhe came up with this joke. He did.He did this when he was like five and a half years old. He goes my dad has nated a girlfriend in like three years. He goes in the other day. It was like DadWhan. Are you going a girl girlfriend? My Dad's? Like I don't know Ventaly Iwill, and he goes I think my dad's gay was gos not in help with that joke atall. Oh, my God, that's good stuff! I gopoudyou are II'm Gonto start to. I can't do atabout myself, because it's not going to be as funny coming from you. It's great your Goin to be like on stage you tul, be like the griffieslike old mangriffy, it's a home run and in Kendy griffy junior comes rightbehind him and it's another one. So I can see doing it. I want to be acomedians long enough, so he can open for me or I can open for him. You knowwhat I mean. We could do one tour and then I'll retire, like grify seenyouhung on until Grivy Junor got inthe baseball plan te year with them henthey played together on the same team. Right, come come back to Pittsburgh andWewe all be there for it.

I I love Pittsburg Yeah. The funny done still exist soyeah. That's that's still! There's not s! NOC me was it's SoliYeah it's in homestead! Now right they move Uyea for Yeah Bull. They have differentplaces where they have comedians now, like old libraries and different places,old ampitheters, and it's not like your normal comedy clubs anymore. At all theREX theater closed down, I saw I used to perform there all the time. Yeah itclosed as well. Yeah. It's shame how some of that goes away.Ay, Jim! What's the biggest crowd you ever performed in front of you know I opened for these rock Disfan,Slyer, Megaeth and anthrax. I did a tour, so probably twenty Thouzenopeople wow, which was crazy. You know it was it was not. It was. It was tough,but I pulled it off but yeah, I would say twenty thouzand. How is that crowdas an audience for your comedy arable, terrible sounds terrible yeah you justhave to hit them with quick jokes. I only had to do like ten minutes, so youknow I knew which temited, but you know quick, set up, punch, Tat I'. I can'tgo E. anybody married in here yeahit would be difficult. Did you come up ifYooalot of drinking drugs and music jokes and get out of there beforesomeone hers? Did you have an opening opening music that you came out to? No, I think I just walked out there. Igo. You know what I don't. I don't want them to think the bands coming out andthen disappoint them. Whan I walk out. So I just went out there like a chesttest: Hey, listen, Ey, listen, I'm going to tell you some jokes for theband comes up. You know, and I just did it like that. How many concerts was it. I did a whole. I did like thirty dateswith them. Oh Man, wow yeah, Wy the end you're like yeah. I know youguys aren't listening to I'm just GOINGTO. Do My studs like it's Gthey,we had to come out to different times the second time they were like you knowthey were like. Oh Man, I go listen. I have to do ten minutes here. I'mcontracted to do it, I'm not wasting any of the bance times. So I don'tthink I'm taking a song away by being up there so I'll be dont. I have to doten minutes to get paid. So if you know like it go, go to t e bathroom, go, geta beer and then the bands coming out in ten minutes I'd have to explain it tohim, because I'm that drunk eyen crowd too, that gets mad, that you know thelocal djs up there Babalom, when I think the Bank of playing I was sawn,might get off. The stage do come one. I want to hear the ban. So ien explain tohim how I have to be UPP here. I'm not taking so go, go to the bathroom. Go,get a beer I'll be up there I'll be done soon, all right! All right before we start Te,two minute drug out, one more question for you: How do you think my man, RyanFitz Magic, is doing down in a Miami? You know he's holding the fort you knowfor to. I was hoping like week, six Hebn, where you know coming up to week:Five dees already rumors, you know! Look it's fatick play great! Last yearI was actually man and Hi'm because he played too good and then you know theywant plot of games, but they still got to which t e quarterback I wanted. So Igive them one more week. I think to we should come in o week. Set Yeah Yeah well, Ryan is in is sixteenthyear. You know, we can't all be Tom, Brady Yeah! No, I know look he's he didgreat for US last year. He gave us a. You know, a spark that that team needed-and you know- but you know I think he knows- and it's to is times going to becoming. So, let's see what he has. I don't know he might be a boss, it mightbe injury prom, but let's, let's figure it out. We got the Texans Number Onepick and number two tick. Next year, they're already owing Fortay, Dag FireNock coach. So you know I mean I don't think they're going to draft thequarterback in the first round next year, but no get to in are Lok here.I'm excited, you know finally got a new young quarterback, who we have hope right right, and I think that you knowwhen your quarterback like last year is leading the team and rushing that'susually never a good thing. No, I know...

...now yeah they were just signing guysoff the street last year. I didn't even know what her names Ik who's this guyevery week. Well, I will say this for my for Ryan he's a good friend of mineand I've known him for a long time, but one thing you can give him is: He hasfun every game. He placs he LN. I love watching him play. I really do like. Iwasn't a huge fan of him until he came to the dolphins on my God i Don' holdover, but I love the way he plays he's an animal and he ja, not de Winglan atlast year, which is great that last game of the year Allon remember. That was the best. That was the betamazing. It was the Best I love, he leaves the pocket and he runs he's, nota bad runner. I know I yeah and his beard, I mean just justthe Gilt and I'm like dude, we like when he started growing it. We weresending pictures back and forths mine's all gray and I'm like dude. This isamazing, I'm not sure ever shaming it I'm going to keep it forever said until you get a high power jar jobHarvard Guy and then you'll be changing your tune. All right, you ready for you,two minutes, Ol Yeah, I'm ready all right soon, IR put two minutes. DaveI'll go! First, all right got it here. We go all right here we go if you were in theRock in getting eady to play in the Super Bowl. What are your top fivepregame songs, understrock, crazy, train, Pantara,walk welcome to the jungle and Ven Helen. You really got me. I like it Dave our gym heavy metal, groipies orcomedian groubies, which ones what I have a metal Goif youHav to choose. There's hardly any comedian group EES, there's not a lot.You know they seem like they'd be dedicated though, and yeah ver good women always said it likea guy. A can make them laugh, yeah, well that where are you after the show hour, Youre nowhere to be found, I'mtalking to God, I wants to talk about iron maiden after the show who's the NADED NFL player ever most,what most hated NFL player ever so huh. That's interesting! Who is bay tosay I don't know, that's a tough one. I mean to you know.No, I don't even know Toyo. You know I thought you might Av. I don't know I mean I hateed breat farm.Even though he's a great quarterback, I thought he as a cry baby. He was adrama queen. He said, stick pick so he probably started liking him. After thatI did. I respected that Dave Goahea, I jim, if you're gon TA, have a one twopunch of the best metal voices ever thos to be probably Brian Johnson, formacy DC andRonnie James Dl from bl two different voices, but great, I love the way,Bryant sings it's. No one could sing like that and it's you know it's anyeah, so I would say those to guys all right couple more. I got one moreDave. You got one more ight. Would you ever crank all the Pope Yeah Yeah? Why not yeah, because you know all LIK allmost yearsof being torture growing up caflice. I call my kid. I could teach it acatholic religion an an hour. You don't have to go for eight years. I reallyit's simple yeah. I would brank the pope all right andwhat's your best prank calling name you've ever used, I usually use my friends. Names likeyou know, I'll be like yeah, my friend addy trunk is here or I'll sign someI'll sign, afora, gym membership wit, one of those cards because I know Thocall you in two seconds and I'll put one of my friends names down so nosonJamison, I'm my gas. So I get my...

...friend's name on my album. That's awesome, that's awesome, hey youknow, Janet was awesome, is awesome. Getting to know it was great to get tomeet you please tell all of our fans how they can find you, maybe whereyou're going to be next or you know how they can get a hold of your book H. Mybook is on Amazon. Everybody's awful except you, you know, I don't I don'teven think book stars are opened anymore. So the best plot is Amazon, aD it's cheap there. I do a podcast every Monday and Thursday everybody isawful. It's on Barstoll sports and my website is Jip Flaurentincom for alltour dates. That's awesome! That's awesome! So wereyou going to be next? I'm in Kyahoga Falls Ohio this weekendOctober eigh through the tenth. That sounds like a place whereeverybody wants to be: Oh yeah, yeah. I know this is the first time going outto orrence. So we'll see how it is. You know, but yeah yeah, you know Y it sead of local gigsaround the Jersey area. That's the first time getting out a plane sincethe Gororanabi, so we'll see how I'll feal I feel I'll go back out te, but itholds like fifty percent. So you know I love going out there and telling jokesso we'll say you know we got to wear a mask on the plane, whatever whatever Igot to do. You know right all right, Dave, any less words for our guest Jim.No, it's been an honor. I've always been a big fan of gyms and I think he'ssuper talented and I've always enjoyed everything. He's done. Ind telling yout the metal show we're talking about me. Recording carsons. I used to record allthe metal show that metal show too, and it was those were great reallyentertaining. I wish it'd show more often yeah EAH. I know well I'm going to be a riding home,putting my spotify on to s heavy metal, so Jim, that one's for you thanks forjoining us on huddle up with Gus. We really appreciate it. Thanks for havingman, I appreciate it. Thank you. Thaxks gym all right. Everyone thanks for joing USanother episode of Huddle. Up with guys, you can find us on Radiocom Woryou, foohi, your favorite podcast Cickasoo hoo up with dscom have a great day. Thank you for joining Dave, and I inthe huddle. We hope you enjoyed our podcast if you like, to hear morepodcast, just like this go to huddle up with Guscom, where you can find oursocial channels subscribe to hear more by our merchandise and join ourexclusive huddle through Patreon. Please join us next week when we talkto more guests about how sports shape their life.

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