Huddle Up with Gus
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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 joining us in the huddle. I'm your host, fifteen year NFL quarterback guests for at alongside my longtime friend and Co host Dave Hagar, where we talked to guests about how sports shape their life. Be sure to check us out on our website. How do up with Gustscom, where you can listen to more episodes just like this. Now let's join the huddle everyone. Thanks for joining us again another episode of huddle up with guess. I'm your host guests rot, and you know what, believe or not, I'm joined by my friend and Co host Dave Hagar. Dave, how are you doing? Great, guys, it's great to be back. It's been a while. I don't know if I still qualify as cohost, because after a while I've become guest toast, and then I think it becomes more distant, even though. Well, you're off selling dental insurance now. So you know, I understand why you've missed some shows. It's all it's about the glory and the money. So yeah, I gotta I had to pick and shoes between the two. So you know, awesome. Well, everyone. We're excited to have dave bag to cohost. We have a wonderful guest today. You could find us on RADIOCOM APP or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast. You can look for us on six thirty one digital news and you can find us on our own website. How do up with guestcom today, Dave, we got a wonderful guest. He's a comedian and author, television personality, you name it, he's done it. One of the funniest people we've listened to it. I'm really excited to hear about his metal background, as you like to say, Dave, he's a joy, he's a he's a heavy metal fishing and Otto if there ever was one. So I like that's near and here to my heart. So I'm excited. You know how our house gets after eleven and eleven PM and a bunch of wine flowing day, we get a lot of metal going. So joining us in the huddle is none other than Jim Florentine. Jim, thank you for joining us in a huddle. How are you doing? Thanks you guys having me. Man, I'm decited to be on the show. Yeah, I'm excited to talk to you. I mean I you know, when you obviously you have a podcast and you understand how you got to research your guests and understand everything, and I think if you were the most fun guests I've ever researched, because I just sat there laughed at all Youtube, all your clips you've done. And you know, we were talking before the show about how we're both Catholic and I grew up an alder boy as well, and your one clip where you got to say everything I always thought about and I always wanted to say, I just never could. That was my favorite clip by watch. I think I watch it three or four times. Yeah, well, you know, every if your cap that you half to be because your parents always think that. My mom always thought I was going to be a priest. Like out of the seven kids, I was a bad but for some reason that I'll know he's the one is going to be a priest. That I sign. You have to be an all the 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 can remember my grandfather. He used to go to the masses where they speak Latin and all that is. It was. It was a long and arduous journey through Catholic school for me. Yeah, I mean I went probably eight out of twelve years I went to Catholic school sours. I. Yeah, it was torture and I know. I you know, I got a ten year old son. I'm like, they'd never go in a Catholic school. I'm not making sure you don't yet, but I mean it's different that you know, Nune's used to hit us, the priest, he's a smack us and do all that stuff. It's a little different now. I mean I'm not even cash, I'm not even Catholic, and I went to Catholic school for high school and it was nice because I was only there was about hundred students, but only about four of us were not Catholic. So they let us go during like masses and assemblies and stuff like that. So we got to go and...

...create havoc off campus, the four of us together. So that, look, I was kind of fun. I enjoyed Catholic school because 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 those are two good kids and the bad kids went to a public school. Meanwhile us in the Catholic school, we were way worse than the public school kids. We're animals. Oh yeah, I mean I'm day if we going to back of the church and we drink the wine, eat the host and it's like Oh, it's not consecrated, it will be all right and you know, put up. My Dad found out he'd bring my neck. I saw. I saw a lot worse things at the my high school parties and I ever saw my college party. So it's yeah, it wasn't what our parents thought it was. We survived. So yeah, we all right. So growing up, when you had a big family, Jim, you guys had to get out of the house like your your parents, probably like my parents, would kick you out during the day and say good, find something to do. So tell us about did you? Did you have a love 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, and that was all we did in our neighborhood was at football games baseball. So, you know, I started playing, I I know, and literally aget to be eight years old to play my that forged my birth stifficate so I could play at seven years old. That's how bad I wanted to play. So I was. Then I played football for about four years, but I was mainly baseball. But it was all sports. Is All our whole family. Oh Yeah, when you guys play with football or anything in the neighborhood? Oh Yeah, with a what? stickball was a big one in our neighborhood against the church, you know, conquered. We'd like stickball, but whiffleball, you know, all of that stuff. Yeah, we were always you know, we had a baseball field down at in our neighborhood, at down at like where the pool community was. There was a baseball fee. So we just go down there with our bats and whatever and just have games all the time. Yeah, I mean just those are the memories and those are the things that kids don't even do today. That, Dave. I always wonder why that is. You know, these kids are so ingrained in their phones and doing everything and and I just think they missed so much of life, of what you get through experience, being out in the streets, not necessarily running them maybe, like we did, but just being outside and and getting with your friends and riding your bikes. Just go play ball and you're out till the whistle blows. That's I'm running right now. And on my house and my son's got like five as friends on the Front Law and playing whisketball right now. They're well, just playing basketball, the running around like crazy. Yes, it. I told him just today, go look, when I got home from school at the three o'clock I did homework for a half hour and then I clo I was in the woods or playing football till six o'clock. They'll dinner time. That's what you should be going yet. Jim Gust and I have talked about this before, but the the what you learn playing whiffletball and street sports and that kind of stuff, because there was no umpire, there's no parent there to sort things out. You had to, you know, settle the conflicts, you had to decide how the rules are going to be played and, you know, any dispute you had to settle and stop versus. Now, when you don't do that, you're relying on a you know, a referee or a parent or a school administrator to take care of it. I thought it was really a fast way to mature and a hurry, but have fun doing it. Yeah, no, I just was funny. About an hour ago they were arguing. They're playing whiffleball or something. I can listen, you guys. I come, I go. You guys are all in fourth grade. You are arguing about a whiffleball game. You know at this is going to mean nothing. You're never going to remember this game. Just play for fun. It's not that big. This is in the championship. You just playing on my lawn now. Are they using a lawn share as the strike zone? That's a classic. No, I actually had the backstop. So, you know, I got like thirty whiffleballs, because you never just have to write and the game you take forever. So I always just buy more. And why...

I got a big bucket of them. So just let that one go. Found, let it go. Let it go. I got a bucket. I just keep pitching. So I just move the game along. That's the way to do it. Yeah, so are you you just you just serving them up? Are you throwing curves? What are you doing? Just serving him up there young so I just I want him to hit it. You know, they're they're crying if they stride. Come on, strike out. Some like there's no strike outs. I go look, I'm a lefty. It's tough for hit to hit a lefty. Oh Yeah, yeah, I'm there's like I'll, I'm the UMP. I make the rules. So it's fun, though I feel like a yeah, Jim, who is your baseball team? GROWING UP? To San Francisco giants. I was a little kid, I was eight years old that came home from baseball, a game. I put on game in a week and I saw William mccaby swing and I was a lefty and I played first base and I'm like that's my guy. Forty four. Yeah, that's what was unbelievable. Oh, yeah, how we're what when he when he him, like we gust and I love Willie stargell growing up, and so there's, yeah, more ere of a similar swing to similar swing when those guys would connect. It was just devastating. I Love Star Jell to you know, he was a pirate, but I loved his swing to a lefty first basemen. A little pump, the pump before the yeah, yeah, yeah, well, that's that's that's what's great about whiffleball, especially if your kids are out there now and if they watch baseball, they can intimidate somebody swing right, they can go and copy it, and I used to do that with Willie stargell or or anybody that I watch playing baseball in the pirates. It's because that's all my dad ever let me watch. You didn't let me go watch any other teams. So that's what's great about whiffleball to yeah, while I would always do to Joel Morgan one with the flat you know what are yeah, that one. Yeah, now with the whiffleball bad it's easy to to emulate because it's easy to swing. So I always like I was a normally a righty hitter, but I could hit lefty pretty well whiffle in the whiffleball world because the bats a light. I mean you could have a swing like will Clark, you know, but in real life with a with a forty hours bat, I can never do that. Now I do it a bat flip, like when they're when I'm playing, they want me to get up and I had a whole money. I did a bath they did. They get so mad. I don't know it. I you know, I'm like am, you know, Upbou whatever. I just do what I'm just just stand there, just being a just to annoy him stand there and watch it for like three seconds. That's yeah, yeah, yeah, that's awesome. That's awesome. So then when you're going up, you're playing all these sports. Did you continue to play sports into high school? I played up till Sophomore Year baseball in high school and then I discovered drinking and smoking cigarettes and marijuana and then I was done and you were done. Yeah, you know, I could like this is fun. I know what. Look, I wasn't going to make the majors. I was realistic about it. I started a freshman team and stuff. In the Sophomore I was doing okay, but I was like, yeah, I lost interest. What did your parents say? They understood, I said, I told him, I said listen on, this is, you know, I'm never going to make it in the you know, in the major leagues, and I'm you know. So they probably were disappointed, but they were like all right, luck as you know, as long as he's not causing problems and light and far as fires, you know, we'll leave for as far as they knew. Right, yeah, we did. We did like when we were kids. We didn't really do it a purpose, you know, we just started a fire and all of a sudden I got out of hand that we just ran it wasn't nice. It was the Catholic Kid. Oh yeah, I grew up right in the woods as well. That's what we did. Yeah, we were she always start a fire. It's throwing snowballs and cars. We used to do what we called corning in Pittsburgh. Right. We go out and we get the shuck the corn when I get through a hard on the you know, and then we pull it out and in cars would pass or we go to people's houses and throw it on her awnings and and I've been chased by the police and and people in their...

...cars thousand times. My kids never knew that, you know, and not that I wanted them to do that, but it's just something that I don't know, just made made our little small town something that. Those are weird memories, but that's what I have. I'm sure you have all those same kind of things too. Oh yeah, I mean we always the snowballs or big one, you know, and then, you know, we take off. We know the routes to go. Soon if someone stopped and started chasing us, because we go into woods and they never find us. Right, we know we actually where, you know, to go hide there. Would never get us. But like after some kid hit my car, where a snowball. Now I'd be out of my mind. I'm like, what's wrong with that kid? That's dangerous. You know what I mean? That's it's all US people do that. Who would do that? Set you know, thing like that. who was very coff antennas? I don't know who. I never did. You know, that was just you know, you just walk down the mall, you know, the road the mall, and snap, snap, snap, snap. But so wasn't you right? Exactly. So all right. So then you know you're kind of done with sports. I know that Dave talked about earlier that you're a big music, metal officianado. So when did you really start getting into music? You know, I had all the brothers. I come from a family of seven, so I had to all the brothers and you know, we shared the same room, seven people in the the house. They started driving, you know, they were seventeen, I was twelve, and we just drive around. I'd be in the back seat and they just be cranking, you know, ted new JEN ACDC, black sabb of blood, Zeppelin, and I had no choice but to get into that music and then they would take me to conscience when I was a kid. My parents had time. I'll let him take me, you know, when I was a little kids like to a bunch of shows and that's how I got into the music, just being stuck in the back seat. Now I got my kid. It was ten. He's in a heavy metal because I knew when he's sitting in that back seat he's got no choice but to listen. Why I put on so I got him into it too, which is great. What was your first show that you saw him person? I was black Sabbit and Van Halen. Wow, and Hale and Allen opening for Black Sabbath at what how old were you at that point? Twelve, wow. Yeah, it took Madison Square Garden. Wow, wow, that's a that's a hell of her first show. Yeah, and I saw ACD and then my brothers took me to see ted new JEN ACDC with bomb Scott, the original singer. I saw him before he died. Wow, yeah, tragic death on his own vomit if I remember. Yeah, well, that's the great my first shows hall notes. So I can't even. Let's see, Stud even worth discussing. Where was your Mucia. My first show was buncher. It was horrible. That's all I remember. It was horrible. Like I'll be was your first shell. That was my first show. Pun Jovi. Yeah, look, blind Joelvis from like two towns all over from where I grew up. So you know he's a local Jersey boy. So I well, we we have poison here in Pittsburgh. That's our that's our group. Oh, yeah, yeah, they were like Harrisburg, kind of Pittsburgh. Yeah, Butler, Butler, Butler, yeah, okay, which is north of Pittsburgh. But yeah, yeah, you know, you were telling that story about your older brothers. My little brother gave me his record player and his big headphones and the kit cord reached the whole way across the room and he left me like three albums and the one I played all the time was queen and it was the one with it was kind of green and it had the big robot on it like look like an alien or something. Yeah, I can't remember the name of the album, but I don't know. I mean I can't tell you how many times I listened 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 parents really never listen to anything. My Dad listened to Luciano Paparatti and I'm like, I am not listening that stuff. Yeah, my dad tried to get me like FIF s music. He was in there fifty stuff. So he tried to drill it and our you know, we're in a back seat...

...and stuff, and I had a respect for it. I kind of liked it a little. I still reminisce about it. It wasn't bad. But then my brothers, you know, turn me on. They're like, you know, ACDC, you know, as soon as you hear a highway to hell, like all right, I'm sold, or black Sabbath, you know. So, yeah, I was was Abba. My parents for Abba and John Denver. So that was upsetting to listen to. You still sing those all the time. You get beat up Pittsburgh. I be like those bands growing up. Sorry, Jim, would you say that? You get you get beat up in Pittsburgh. Yeah, hands when you wrote. Well, I actually grew up in Arizona. It's a little softer out there. So then we kind of appreciated the John Denver Viab a little bit more. I think right. But you can't show up on an abby concert shirt and Pittsburgh and junior year unless you're like in Sweden. I don't think that's is. Yeah, it's not tolerated anywhere. I don't think so. Yeah, yeah, yeah, to have a black, black sabbath deal somebody like that shirt on. Everybody had those concert shirts on in high school and the Ayah, awesome hour. Great. What was it? What was the Scorpions one? That's one I remember with the blade going right between your legs. It was it was like a buzz saw. I remember that was band. I'm fifty. That was that was about what I was in seventh grade. I can't think of the album or tour that was, but I remember like eight, eight people showed up at school with that shirt and like after like first period, all of them were sent Oh, oh, I don't know what tour shirt that was. I know was it wasn't an album cover. They always had risk Aye album covers, but I'm not sure what torture that was, but they always, they always did stuff like that. Scorpions. Yeah, that was a classic though. But yeah, that a lot of people suspended the day after the concert to right all right. So you so you go through your high school experience and you're trying to figure out your next step in life and and I what was that like for you? You know, we all have to kind of move on. Did you want to stay close to home or did you want to get away from home? I want a thousand miles away to Tulsa from Pittsburgh. So it was a big experience for me. What was that experience like for you? Now I'd like you know I had all my friends and family. You know, I didn't move down to Florida after your junior year. Now, after Sophomore Year in High School, my dad we moved down to fall lauderdale for a couple of years. I graduated high school, came right back to New Jersey, went to community college and I went for like communications and I wanted to be on the radio. So I was, you know, the Dj at the College Radio Station. I was doing another little station in turning here and there. Had My own DJ business. Did that for a while and then I realized I wanted to do stand up, you know, because when I was on the radio, day would tell me what I couldn't say and could say, and I was like you know. So I just I'm going to go up on stage and tell jokes and when I went up there at once that was it. I was like this is what I want to do. It's best, especially when I could be my own boss. Right. Who was your so who was that person that? I mean obviously you have to look up to somebody when you're when you're going to do stand up. Like who did you try to kind of be like or emulate? I love the Rodny Dangerfield, like his oneliners as a kid and the movies and all that stuff. It was just he was amazing, you know, back to school and all that, and he was a Hu gym low Ez on me. So I'd say he was my but I like George Carlin, Richard Bryer and then when Andrew Dice, clay and Sam Kennison came along, but I would say that Dangerfield was my number one guy. Oh yeah, he I mean he's as classic as it gets with Comedians. That lean so funny. I mean he's like, you know, I'm so ugly. I had a trick or treat over to fallone. It's just like classic one. Absolutely when my trick or treating I tried to pull my face off. You know, I said hold up, it doesn't matter what your still hold up for my son. My Son Loves Rodney and I played as jokes. He dies, he loves it. I get made fun of for this, but I still record some old Johnny Carson's and when he's on, when danger fields on, its amazing. It is it's...

...awesome. It's he it's I mean he's great, really good plaid jacket and stuff. He come out on. Yeah, yeah, if you ever want to watch some old Carson's, just just text day. He'll te bone for you. I think he still has a tevo machine. I will VCR. I'm going to just graduated from Beta Max. But yeah, they all all it's all Greeny, but it's still still work. So tell me about like. For me, I like go into college and then played in my first game, I had, my first start, was against University of Arkansas and there I'm coming from a team in high school I played with nineteen kids on my team. Then I go to Arkansas. So and they got, you know, Sixty Fivezero in the stadium is you know, and I was super nervous, had butterflies in my stomach. So your first stand up experience what was that like for you? Yeah, I was hard, you know. It took me about a I was showy shy, you know. I didn't even in college and whenever I had going talk in front of the class, I always the public speaking really freaked me out. It took me eight months actually get up on stage, the balls to get up on stage. Once I decided I wanted to do stand up and I was down in Florida on vacation with a girlfriend of mine. I was driving from the airport. I so open mic night, Tuesday night comedy night. I was like this is perfect because I could try it here. Nobody knows me, because I already brought my notebook with me. At thought I was going to write on the vacation. I basically ruined the whole vacation because I was just nervous. I was just practice in my lines the whole time and my act really wasn't too happy. But I had once I got up stage, that one time I got one lap. I didn't do good, but that one lap just came in at adrenaline rush. I'm like man, that felt amazing and I was like that's that's it. Do you remember what joke it was? No, it wasn't all my jokes bomb but somebody said something in the crowd and I said something back to him, like you tried to hackle me, and I said something back in the crowd sat a laugh and I'm like wow, and I felt great and I was Oh, yes, so you're in Florida and nobody really knows you. But so when was the first time you really went back home and did it in front of your friends and family? It wasn't too soon, you know, pretty much right after that when I went back, because a lot of times with the comedy clubs you up to bring five people when you first start. Now they get on stage, they'll get your stage. I'll be up to bring five paid customers to have to pay for, you know, cover charge and to drink minimum. So I'd always have to use my family and friends when I first started. So yeah, it was embarrassing because I'm talking and, you know, all this dirty talk in front of my sisters who were Super Conservative, and I'm like out well, whatever this, these are my Joe's right right. So then, so we're your friends. Were they hecklers through Jew were they very supportive? What was that like when your friends would come. Yea, they were supportive. They you know, a couple wanted to do it too. So we there was like three of us. It was two other guys. Well, yeah, I want to do it too. So all three of us would do it and we'd bring a bunch of friends with us at all that. So it was, you know, it was a whole community thing now and they loved it. They love support and stuff like that and they were happy for me. So I'm lucky because my parents were supportive and my friends were so I never had that like you're not going anywhere, or why are you getting into that kind of business at all that. So I was lucky. Jim, what's the secret to like dismantling a heckler? Like how do you take care of him quick and be funny about it? And is there like a trick to it? It depends, you know, you can't hate them too hard too soon, because then some people think you're mean through you don't realize the guy, you know, yell out something you do. You hit him hard right up the bat, like well, he didn't deserve that, and the craft could turn on you. So I usually just go to what's going on. What it would what well, I don't know what that meant or whatever, and I make it to the point where the crowd hates him and then I hit him all right, and then I'm going great more times, like what are you interrupted for now while, what was that? Well, and then then then then they're totally on my side, like I just got and then I hit him so because I got it before where I come right at them and then you lose the crowd and like that wasn't my fault. He's supposed to be quiet. You know what I'm I'm just trying to do my show up here every day. For some reason I've sympathy for that person.

So you never know. Every situation. It's almost like when gust was a quarterback, and every situation you're looking at you know, I don't know if I'm going to go here. I see this guy over here, this guy you're you're basically a quarterback. When you're on stage, you're at you, you're not gone looking. That guy might come in. I that guy might blitz. I got a one on one over here. Let me you know. You just don't know. And if your jokes on work and arety, I got to change this up on the fly instead of doing this, I'm going to go. I'm going to go this way. That's what I love doing. I can never mail it in right and that's it takes some experience to do that. So one of the things I was wondering, Jim, was, you know, when I played in Games, my family or friends like Dave would be a games, or my wife or my parents, whoever, and if we, if I had hecklers up there, my dad would get upset and tell him to sit down and shut up right. And so did you ever have that where your family or friends sat by a Heckler, approach him and said, you know what, you need to shut up and let him do his act? Now you don't get. You don't get nearly as many hecklers at a comedy show then you do it a sporting event when you're a quarterback and youth that were incomplete pass and the whole team is, you know, everyone in the stands as drunken man at you. You know, I that'd be horrifying, like I if that was my brother quarterback and I'd be fighting with people like you don't know what you're talking about. Your you know, an idiot. So No, I didn't never got that, luckily, but I could see where your family would hear all of that stuff. Well, just so equal. It's always quarterbacks, no matter what. He didn't call the play, but it's a quarterback's fault. Well, just go to an eagles game and you'll find out quickly help how many fight your family can get into when you're the opposing team. They used to have a court and the actual stadium. Go to judge. Oh yeah, definitely. When they got arrested, they would going in a court in the stadium and the judge would like send some right there. It was like a little jail cell. Yeah, little jail cell. What a man, and what to judge. Yet they build it into the new one. To write. I think they don't call. You know what, I'm not sure about that. I haven't heard anything. But now if anyone's being just roped it, now you could text and they come and they got cameras on you. So I think that come. Do lettle right, I think there were. It was was think that the flyers were playing it through this cold covid thing, right, and he had like virtual fans where they had a very limited amount of fans for a game or something. Happened and the Eagles fans or the fires fans were fighting and a bar something. They were shown it on the big screen and they said leave it up to Philadelphia, it'd always have a fight no matter what's going on. Yeah, no, I start. You know, I started doing most of my comedy the beginning was in Philadelphia. There was a lot of little bars that did comedy. So I you know, I knew right away out and you know, hecklers and all this craziness going on. I they would start the comedy show and they wouldn't shut the game off. The flyers will be in the playoffs, like we can't shut the game all people are going to go, but just start to show. So you'd be up there telling jokes and comes even paying attention. They're watching the layoffs. Should did you ever have the fan that or a person in the audience that was offended by something you said and approach you after a show and just said, hey, you think you're pretty funny. You know, you made fun of this and my sisters have yeah, whatever, you're always get that because you don't know. Yeah, when I was I was talking about my divorce on stage a few years back. Some moments, like you know, I was going through a divorce, and then appreciate that material like all, sorry, I didn't know. You know, I can't. I can't check what every customer coming in you know, if you're going through something, you know to talk about. It looks like half the people anyway. So exactly I got, I didn't know. You know what I mean. Next time, send me an email. Be going to come see me and tell me the topics I can talk about. Right. Did you ever have a watch that have a priest and then come up to you and say, you know, I know you do, but it's okay. No, I had that. Don't they don't hang out the comedy clubs, you know, like...

...if you have. Somehow they know everything in your community. The priests in the nuns, they know everything. They hear. They got their ear to the wall. My brace of my community, that the ones that I grew up. What they did? You know, all of a sudden they went missing, you know, to prestation ship, off to a different parish, because I have some eat on them. Some creepy stuff went down. So my guys were gone. Yeah, we are now more we got a new past. are like what happened. I he got transferred. Okay. Well, the will the q drink minimum for a priests below anyways, so they wouldn't be at them. Coming phone right. Hey, everyone, where you are talking to Jim Florentine. We are going to take a quick break. Don't don't forget to listen to us on huddle up with gustcom, where the RADIOCOM at APP and you can also listen to wherever you listen new favorite podcast, and also check us out on our new Shixtem curty one digital news studio. We're going to think with very fully. Will be right back. Hey listeners, thanks for joining David I in the huddle. We invite you to join our excusive huddle through Patreon, where you can get access to content made just for VIPs like yourself. Head to our website, huddle up with Gustscom and hit support our podcast on the pop up ad once again. That's huddle up with gustcom. Now let's get back in the huddle. Hey everyone, welcome back to huddle up with guns. I'm of your host guests, Rot and I'm joined by my co host Dave Hagar today, which I'm happy to have. Dave back. You can find us on a RADIOCOM AP or where you listen to your favorite podcast. Dave, you know, I think that our guests today is just kind of fits into our mold of how we discuss things, and I really like that and I think it's a lot of fun. I really want to ask him about Mariano Rivera, though, and maybe he can tell us a little bit about that, if you know what I'm talking about, Dave. Yeah, the symbolic Mariano Rivera. That's Paul. Yeah. So, Jim, I know in two thousand and four you you were doing nfl, what's it called? Inside the NFL, and you know, what was that like for you, because you know, think to have I mean they do some quirky things on there as well, but what was that what what did they tell you to say we want you to do this and we're going to put your skits on here. What was that like for you? Yeah, we look, I was a big NFL fan, and they go, look, we want you to put people high on you because your edgy and the push buttons and we really want you to be Super Edgy, get, you know, do stuff with the players whatever, but you know, go for it. We want and you know, we want to make a name for ourselves. And you know they because it was always kind of like a safe shower, like go, we want to take it to the next level. I'm like okay, fine, and then you know, that lasted one year before they were like no, no, that's way too much. But I mean here's just working with Dan Marinos, somebody huge Dolphin Fan, was unbelievable. You know Bob Costas, Collinsworth and Chris Carter on the show at the time. So it was it was an amazing spirit experience, even though a lonely lasted one year. So what was what, like would skid that you did? I'm trying to remember some of them, but I mean never was. I had one where, remember one ricky Williams quit to go smoke pot with Lenny gravitz. quit the dolphins. Yes, the way, I did a bit where I dressed up like Ricky Williams and I went back to Miami to try to get back on the team and I knocked on Damn Marino's door. was actually his house. Dan agreed to be in the bid and I knocked going to go over to football and a bomb and I had like the whole Alphin thing on. I had the long sleeves and I, you know, Ricky had to shield on so he couldn't even see his face or anything. I had read. It's come out and I knock going to bomb in a football and you know, I'm like a Dan. I want to get back on the team and Marino started throwing me passes on the driveway and all of stuff, and I go to the Dolphin practice facility...

...and Davy trying to get there all at that one about getting me fired. That that bit, because I thought it was great and then they got a lot of flak for it. That I was like pretend that I was smoking weed and but that's what ricky did. You know. Yeah, you did do it. He did it. A Marino loved it, you know, he likes he's like yeah, I will do it, you know, and he saw he was throwing passes on the driveway to me and I was catching him. He's like man, this guy doesn't drop anything. I go, I've been waiting, nate, I've been waiting twenty three years. Wi you think I'm going to dry up on? You actually run around, or were you just stand in there? I was just stand at but Marino likes to show his arm off, so he'll fire it'll throw like a hundred miles an hour. I here. Oh Yeah, we all do that. He did. He did rock and Jock, like MTV football game before Super Bowl one year, and all those rappers that weigh like a hundred ten pounds, he was firing at a hundred miles an hour at him. Was So great, quickst released, probably one of the top three quickest places ever to play in the NFL. Beautiful, beautiful to watch, phenomenal and he's one of the best guys to so funny and like he's a great I mean I've known him over the years. He came to my comedy show and he's just so funny. It's just like, you know, it's funny because when we'd have an Afterparty, we after we take it inside the NFL, you know, and the crew, to lightning guys, to sound guys, the camera guys, and then, you know, you know, cost us and all those guys and those guys would sit at a table with the HBO exacts. Marino would hang with the freakin lighting and and you know, the camera guys, the Blue College guys and just pound Beers with them. Yeah, one of my this will be real quick story, but I thought about the other day because we have Lasagnia, but I was an intern at a radio station here in Pittsburgh in the the host was the brother in law Dan Marino, and after the show he goes hey, we got to go to Marina's house. His Mrs Marino's made some was on is she wants everyone to taste. So I remember going to his childhood home evenes on it. He wasn't there. He was still playing at the time, but I remember going, Holy Hell, what am I? I'm right now Mrs Marino's serving me a bull of Zanie for lunch and there's, you know, Dan's high school clippings like on a fridge and stuff. You know, amazing periant that was. Yeah, yeah, well, I'll tell you what. Dan went to central Catholic at from my son's played football and went to went to school and and most people that come out of central Catholic they're they're going to hang out with, you know just what you said, the guys that are drinking beer and having fun and you know, not not the top guys. Dan Save that for charge of those people. A lot of money, right. Yeah, yeah, no, he's a really just golled down the earth dude, he really is. You know, I got the normal all over the years and I still keep in contact with them or an air you know. So I will that its adopt a games that he works but a dolphins in the front of office, always, always around. But yeah, he's just a great dude. He's really funny to he's doing. I've been to parties at his house. It's in days actually his wife. They weren't married at the time when we went to a party their day, but I'm sure you've heard my wife and your wife tell 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 wasn't that was an experience. I sorry I missed that, but that was the previous boy for him. Yeah, and I think she dropped the wine glass possibly in the toilet, and also shot right. Yeah, it was just a whole. It was a nice, nice deal. Jim. What was your first time that you appeared on television and TV show was probably I was doing comedy a couple of years one thousand nine hundred and ninety four. It was an MTV comedy show I got picked for. So that was my fift did like a seven minute comedy set or whatever. So that was the first time. Pretty much did...

...that. Did that blossom? Did like you got noticed and people saw that you had talent. That, I mean, that must have helped. Your free help, you know, especially what you know, getting booked the colleges as a comedian. There was a lot of money in colleges, you know. So yeah, you know you're young and you're an MTV some college agent would see you all you'd be perfect to go tour and play some colleges. So I did that for a little bit, but they were way to pc for me from my act, you know, you get in trouble. They're really you know, you got to really be squeaky clean at those colleges. So that then last long. But I did do them for about a year, which was good, just from that one TV spot. So it really helped. Yeah, that has to be hard. Like you, you have a certain stick and especially if it's a little more outgoing than other people. That have to be hard to find those gigs. That and you just gotta Find Your Niche. I'm sure you've you've taken it to the nth degree of what you're doing, but there's been a ton of people that have done it before you. And who do you think really paved the way for all that? I mean, is it George Carl and Lenny Bruce and he you know, who do you think really paved the way for you guys just to beat yourselves and say whatever you want? Lenny Bruce, St Affter, I mean Lenny Bruce went to jail over, you know, jokes back in the day. So he was definitely the one to we're you know, you're allowed to say whatever you want on stage. People allowed to be offended. That's no problem, but Lenny was definitely the one. No, just call them, you know, in the beginning of his career was pretty clean, you know, he was just a clean, clever comic. He didn't get like angry and vicious total the end of his career, which I like both parts, and I like when he got angry and vicious too. But Yeah, Lenny Bruce Pretty much paved the way for everybody, you know, to say whatever they wanted to say, which was great. You know, the college is sometimes you go on during lunchtime. You do a lunchtime show where kids are eating lunch in the lunch room and you have to be up there for 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 money. Yeah, so did you ever say that, like Hey, I'm making good money. You guys, just enjoy your men. Just go look, man, I'm getting seven hundred fifty dollars. You Guy. I don't even. You guys don't have to look at the stage. I don't care. I just try to do an hour. So I'm Larry. I'm bothering you guys. I understand that. I'd be the same way, but I get I got like fifty three more minutes. I'm just going to just be babbling up here because I need that seven hundred fifty dollars. Jim. One of my all time favorite comedians is geary chandling. I watched it. I guess it was a documentary on them, and it showed just how he always carried a notebook around and was always writing, like coust writing. Is that something you do? I don't carry a notebook around. If I have an idea, you know, I'll write it down, or now I could put it on my phone, but I was never one word discipline. To write. The Catholic school upbringing where I didn't want to focus, I didn't want to be there, you know, I just want to cause problems with my friends. So I didn't have discipline and sitting there writing. But that's okay. It's like for me, it's when it comes to me, that's when I'll write it down and I'll talk about it on stage. So well, I don't yeah, I don't think the nuns beating us with rulers to write better ever help me write better. No, it definitely didn't. You know, they thought it that. They're pulling your hair, smack it in the face, getting hit with an eraser, yeah, pulling your buddy year down that, you know, to principal's office Seattle. I've had all that and I had I was in eighth grade and my buddy and I got in a fight at recess. We were playing football and you know, it just football, football. We got in a fight and he got a bloody nose, I got a black eye and we went into the see the principle and she was a kind of can't remember her name, but I remember being about six foot six and she roll up her sleeves, pulled a paddle wh out and then took her I think they called what are they called a habit or whatever, off her head and she said, she looked right at me, said do you want me to call your dad or do you want to take care of this now? And I said, I don't know, don't call my dad. Sorry, five spots and I swear it was like you name. It is like Aaron judge just hitting a home it's like...

Willie my cuggy and row. Oh Yeah, she had a swing like a baseball player. Wait, what she had? What she had that? She was using a paddle. Oh Yeah, big paddle. And when she hit, what's that? Where did she hit you? Oh Yeah, you had to bend over and put your hands on your knees. Okay, yeah, because I ain't. I haven't got that in high school and my Catholic High School I went to down at Florida, Nadan would bend you over to desk and you had to pull your pants down the attidy. Why they's any paddle yet your ass, because he calling small cup campus and I got fifteen paddles and there was something else where I got like ten. But that was even high school. My Dad, when I was like in Fourth Grade, to after teacher 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's a two by four on the seem method but slightly miss. So I got it. got like the bottom of my spine with the two by four. That that was rattling. Yeah, that was that was be considered child, a Beau stay. Yeah, yeah, that I I know. I think I almost blacked out and dropped to the floor. So I think he jump. He ran away and pretended never happened. But all right. So, Jim, how did all your comedy lead you to that metal show? You know, I there was a local radio station in New York that I would listen to as guy on there coming home from comedy gigs at night on Friday n I need to have a heavy metal show and I'll be listening drive in and I'm like, man, this guy likes all the same music. I like that. I want to meet them at a show. A couple weeks later, a rock concert. I got I do it. I listened to show. I'm a comedity, goes on launch. Come on my show and will you know? You're a comedian in order music and will hang out. And then I became friends with I me and the my other friend Don Jamison. He goes, I'm going to pitch this show to Bhone, where it's like a like as tonight show for ACDC fans. I have an in there. I know people are bh one. He pitched it and then next thing you know, we did, you know, fourteen seasons, a hundred thirty episodes. Who are off for a years? It was great. Wow, that that that had to be so much fun. Like you're all sudden your your comedy in that's genre, but then all of a sudden you're doing something that you absolutely love and listen to your whole life. So who is your favorite guest that you ever got to interview? Yeah, yeah, that was my whole child. I was like listening to heavy metal. So it's like and then I got on a show. I'm I got at have to do any research to it. You know anything? Probably you know the angers young and Brian Johnson from ACDC came out and then also the guys are black Sabbath. We had everybody on. Every every season would be a different guy. I'm like man with we had Paul Rodgers from bad company on, you know. So it was just one guest step another. I think once the bird got out, that was the place for us to go, you know, for the place for these rock stars to go, and had a new product. That was our show. Was Angus young really like five three? Oh, yeah, and Brian Johnson's like five five. Oh, is he really think? This is probably five five and Brian Johnson's maybe five six, wow. Yeah, yeah, WHO's really tall? Is it the guy from rat that's really tall? The lead singer? He's not. He's on the show. I don't remember being that tall. I don't know. But most, most, most of the artists that I've met are pretty short. I would yeah, that you need singers to like Ronnie James EO was short. He was like five seven. You know a lot of the guys, you know, you know there's most of the guys are short, but I don't think Bruce Dickinson from my our maiden, he's short. So I don't know, I don't I don't know the Stephen Pearc's the singer rat. I don't remember him being that tall, though. Bastian both looks fall but the best like singing. It always he like for yeah, he looks one. That's...

...the reminding me that he's the one. Yeah, yeah, well, about David Coverdo I think he's? He he always seemed put of me because you were those long coats. It's about see's about six foot six one, coverdale. Yeah, I mean that had to be such a fun time for you. And then some things. I mean look growing up as a dolphin fan, of working with the marina on a show, and grow up a heavy metal fan and work and you know when a heavy metal tea like it was amazing. And then also, you know, working on prank anchors. Make it prank calls, like everything I did in my childhood. I basically was on a TV show later on a life. Well, that was something good. No, I was just gonna ask what like do you remember? Want it like when your top two or three best prank calls? As a kid, we'd always order a pizza at her neighbor's house and wait watch them from the window, watch up deliver in the Pizza Guy. We walk it back to the from the driveway holding the pizza, just shaking his head like I don't know what just happened. You know, they said didn't order a pizza. Sometimes we go out in the drive Aa Hey, but what are you doing with that pizza? Will take it, you know, right before school. You know you can make frank calls it with no call right. Yeah, color ID basically ruined everything. You have to star six, seven and then your number doesn't come up. It comes up private. There are ways around it. True. True. So that was I know that. When crank anchors came out and they how was that view process for you? They just kind of knew you in to yeah, we want you to come on and do it, or did you have to mean, how does that work? Did you have to kind of go do a couple of calls for them? What was that like for you know, I you know, I was Howard Stern started playing my prank calls on his radio show and then I I went on there as a guess. He's like I loved these calls and I was like I just made a I just made a seat up because I was bored doing a day. I was doing comedy at night. I would just wait for tell a markers to call right and I would try to try to met with them and try to keep on the phone as long as possible. And I just put a CD out. I didn't I put it on them. There was no label or anything. I just made him up myself and I got and I mailed in and the Howard Sterne he started playing it and talking about it and then like a month later, I got, you know, work from my manager that Jimmy, Kimmel and Corolla starting to do prank call show and they heard your calls on Howard Stern. They wanted to be on the show. Like happened, just like that. It was crazy. Well, I mean what you couldn't ask to be on a bigger platform than the Howard Stern show? I mean, I knew we and you know, this was like two thousand and one. You know, he probably had twenty million listeners. Now I have been a hit, but I remember, you know, I used to come there that are funny bone and station square right. I was like I was the feature act. I was going on before the headliner, you know whatever. I've been doing it for five, six years, and then I get on the Howard Stern show and my manager called the funny bone and said, listen, Headline Jim. Let him be the headline. He's going on Howard Stern. He's going to get plugs for two days. Howard Stern's going to say Jim's at the funny bone in Pittsburgh. Pay Him fifteen hundred dollars because I would get like a hundred dolls a show. He goes an he sells out. Him An extra five hundred, all a bonus over five shows. The Guy didn't want to do what. He goes all right, fine, I'll get the plugs. He plugged it for the whole day I was on that show. I sold that five shows. WHOA, that's biggie was in Pittsburgh at the time and you know, and then that just launched my career from there. So I never made more to like eight hundreds in a weekend that week and I walked away with, you know, four thousand dollars. You know, you on Howard's stern and him plugging it. That was a big marker for him Pittsburg, you know. And what is going to ask is, is there a city that stands out as having better fans than others that you remember? Like you go. It's always a good crowd in Nashville or whatever. You know, Philadelphia's great, Pittsburgh's Great. I've always liked Pittsburgh, cleveland, the Blue Collar towns. I've always noticed. St Louis is another good town for comedy, you know. So I always buffalo, the places like that. Always like owing.

And then Florida's a whole other scene. They're always good. Just a lot of east coast people down there, you know. But yeah, all of towns I always liked. Well, they like to get drunk before they come in and they like to have a good time because they're letting up all the steam of, you know, hard work putting in old day, and that's where we want. That's exactly the crowd we want to come in just going out to have a good time, have a few beers after working their ass off all week. That's perfect right. So then, now you've done you've done the the metal show, you've done crank anchors. Tell us about what happened next in your career. What? I don't know what happened. What happened? What? I think you started your podcast and all that. Well, yeah, I get a post. Started it back in two thousand and eleven. Actually, you know, I at an early I did said I'm just going to do when. It was basically me ranting about social media, whatever is going on, because I wasn't a big fan of facebook and all the drama going on there. And you know, people poke in each other and get mad if you didn't poke them back. And then, you know, you post a concert. You know, picture here at a concert. Hey Man, I'm at this concert. It's go great, and then you got people all man, why don't you invite me? I would have went. I didn't even know. I'm sitting home by myself and now this guy's mad at me. I'm like, what is this? This is like high school stuff. You know, my friend request. You didn't be I thought we were friends on facebook. I sent you a message. I'm like, this is unbelievable. I don't want to be in high school. I'm a grown man, and that's what I really based my podcast off of. Well, I'll tell you what, Jim, and I don't know if you've seen it yet. You may not want to watch it. It's called social dilemma. I watch like the first fifteen minutes of it. I'm fascinated by it. I got to watch the whole show. I was for like an hour. I watched it. It's just like, are you kidding me? And the and I'm like, okay, you guys are the ones that created all this. Why can't you create something to take it all away again right now? And it's it. They're just like the super computers are too powerful. Now they're just collecting the data and then they're just targeting us with with whatever we need to see. I know it's crazy. It's I you know, I keep my son off at as much as I can, you know, and I stay off it as much as I can to. I just I'm not addicted to it. I just, you know, it's a necessary evil for me from my career and stuff up, but I really don't. I don't get involved, I don't go, I don't fight with people on there. I just, you know, I mind my business. Yeah, that's hard to do, especially when you do it for business. I try to do that as well, but you know, it's a, I like the turn necessary evil. I just don't like finding what we do you in to get nowhere, you know, and someone post something that you don't like or whatever. To politics. I just like I don't. I just post it. I never look back. I just got whatever. Whatever I have, whatever you want to spawn. I'm not going to start writing jokes on there because you're not going to get it. You know, twitter would visually was you know, comedians are right and trying new jokes on there to see if they've got a good response. And now it's like, you know, someone doesn't get it, like what, what do you mean by that? I'm just like, I'm not playing. That's not the crowd I want to play to, you know. So right. Yeah, I agree with that. So you have this podcast, you know, everybody is awful, accept you and then it turns into a book for You, which is pretty amazing. Tell us about your book. Yeah, I mean it's you know, I was based off my podcast. You know, it's just me ranting about social media and all the nonsense. And people take the bitches at our food and, you know, if you don't like it, they get mad and you know, if it doesn't get enough like they don't understand why. Maybe they did. Maybe the food doesn't look good. I mean it's crazy, you know. So I just said I'm going to write this book, you know, based off my podcast. And I went up getting a book deal and at the pretty well, you know, it's still out there and that's just me, you know, just making fun of food pictures, you know, like, you know, like I need to see some guy's hot dog because he went to a baseball game. Thanks. Thanks for posting that. I didn't know why. Last the wine glass with the you know, the pool...

...in the backgrounds horn. Yeah, yeah, it's everybody's having a wonderful life, you know, same people, Wonderful. The liers, like I knowed him personally. I just got up the fall when they were bitching for an hour. Right, exactly, exactly, Dave, and I like one on twitter, though. It's called that's super seventy sports, right, Dave, if you fall them lately? Oh, absolutely. He put up one like if you could if there was an athlete that you thought was a you know that is just this great player now, but when you saw him back in high school or college he 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 a freshman in college and we followed David Lef all that just because he's funny as hell. He swears on and he does all these things. It's really it's pretty comicable. But the guy's a great writer of points. There are all good stuff on you know. You could find it these nooks and crannies on Youtube or twitter or whatever like that is fun. You know, just do I just need some relays of comic related so that sounds like a good good twitter handle a lot of bats, though. Yeah, there's a lot of bad ones. So what do you do for comic release? What is your movie 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 still like, or maybe it's even an older comedian that you still go? That's a always good besides, like danger field, like someone that you go. You know what, this is going to be funny. Yeah, I mean it's a comic friends of mine or you know, I like to listen to some podcasts on like comedy podcast are good. You know this. There's a million things out, though. I'll listen to old Howard stern clips on Youtube. You know, all those old radio shows. We're all of you know so I'll listen to that stuff, the reminisce. I listen to a lot of music too. So you know, and my kid, my ten year olds, really funny. So I get a lot of enjoyment. Just hang it with them. You know, he likes the same I like and he's just like, he's like a little may it's perfect. Does he rip on you? Yeah, yeah, yeah, now you're not. You're getting ripped on by your son. It's not a heck. I don't like I like it. He made like he's been on stage. He's told he's been on stage doing comedy before and he makes fun of me like he makes fun of me on stage. One Guy Got Mad, like he went to the owner. He goes, why is that kid on stage? He's making fun of his dad, and it's like yeah, so what? And I got him playing like that's ridiculous that that kids on stage and I told my son the next day I go, some guy can play it good. I means you're real comic. You're pushing buttons. Congratulations. Congratulations, you're in and easy stage right too. No, he's fearless up there. He doesn't even care. He had he came up with this joke he did. He did this one. He was like five and a half years old. He Goes, but my dad has handed a girlfriend and like three years he goes in the other day I was like that when you gonna girl girlfriend? My Dad's like, I don't know, adventure I will and he goes. I think my dad's gay place does not help that joke at all. Oh my God, that's good stuff. I know proud you are here. So yeah, I go I'M gonna START TO I can't do what about myself, because it's not going to be as funny come up from you. It's great. You'RE gonna be like on stage. You too be like the Griffy's, like old man Griffy hits a home run and then Ken Griffy Jr comes right behind him and it's another one. So I can see you doing it. I want to be a comedians long enough so he can open for me or I can open for him. You know what I mean. We could do one tour and then I'll retire like Griffy. Seen your hung on until Griffy JR got in. The baseball play the year with them. Then they played together on the same team. Right come, come back to Pittsburgh and we will all be there for it. Oh, I love Pittsburgh. The...

...funny bone still exists. So yeah, that's that's still there's not not as many many clubs as it was, but it's solid. Yeah, it's in homestead now, right, they move you? Yeah. Yeah, well, they have different places where they have comedians now. are like old libraries and different places, old amphitheaters, and it's not like your normal comedy clubs anymore at all. The the REX theater closed down. I saw I used to perform there all the time. Yeah, it closed as well. Yeah, it's shame how some of that goes away him. Jim, what's the biggest crowd you ever performed in front of? You know, I opened for these rock this band slayer, Megaeth and anthrax. I did a tour. So probably Twentyzero people, 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 Twentyzero. How is that crowd as an audience for your comedy? Terrible, terrible, sounds terrible. Yeah, you just have to hit him with quick jokes. I only had to do like ten minutes. So you know, I knew which timnut it, but you know, quick set up, on set them. I can't go anybody married in here. People. Yeah, it would be difficult. Did you come up if you have a lot of Oakes, a lot of drink in drugs and music jokes and get out of there before someone he knows? Now, did you have an opening, opening music that you came out to? No, I think I just walked out there. I go, you know what I'm I don't want him to think the band's coming out and then disappoint them when I walk out. So I just went out there like a test, test. Hey listen, hey listen, I'm going to tell you some jokes for the band comes up, you know, and I just did it like that. How many concerts was it? I did a whole I did like thirty dates with them. Oh Man, wow, yeah, twy. The end you're like, yeah, I know, you guys aren't listening. I'm it's going to do. My studs like it's they were. I had to come out two different times. A second time they were like, you know, they were like, Oh man, I go listen, I have to do ten minutes here. I'm contracted to do it. I'm not wasting any advance time. So I don't think I'm taking a song away by being up here. So if you don't, I have to do ten minutes to get paid. So if you know like it, go go to a bathroom, go get a beer and then the band's coming out in ten minutes. I'd have to explain it to him because I'm not drunk. I'm proud too. That gets mad that you know, the local DJ's up there babling. When I think the bank of play another song, I get off the stage to come on. I want to hear the band. So I had explained. Now I have to be up here. I'm not taking so go, go to the bathroom, go get a beer, I'll be up here. I'll be done soon. All right, all right, before we started, two minute drug out. One more question for you. How do you think my man Ryan Fits Magic is doing? Done and Miami? You know he's holding the Ford, you know, for two. I was hoping like week six he be in where. You know, coming out the week fives already rumors. You know. Look, Fitzpatrick played great last year. I was actually mad at him because he played too good. And then you know they want kin of games. But they still got to it, which is a quarterback I wanted. So I gave him one more week, I think, to we should come in week six. Yeah, well, Ryan is in his sixteenth year. You know, we can't all be Tom Brady. Yeah, no, I know. Look, he's he did great 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 his times. Going to be coming soon. Let's see what he has. I don't know. We might be a boss, he might be injury prom but let's let's figure it out. We got the Texans Number One pick and number two pick next year. They're already owing for to take fired to coach. So you know, I mean I don't think they're going to draft the quarterback in the first round next year. But no, get to win now. Let's stay here. I'm excited, you know, finally got a new, young quarterback who we have hope right, right, and I think that you know, when your quarterback, like last year, is leading the team in rushing, that's usually never a good thing. O. I know, I know, they were just signing guys off the street last year. I...

...didn't even know their names. WHO's this guy every week? Well, I will say this from for Ryan. He's a good friend of mine and known him for a long time. But one thing you can give him is he has fun every game he plays. He learned. I love watching him play. I really do. Like I wasn't a huge fan of him until he came to the dolphins. I'm my God, I'll hold over, but I love the way he plays. He's an animal and he join not the wing on that last year, which is great, that last game in a year along. Remember, that was the best. That was the best, amazing. It was the best. I look, he leaves the pocket and he runs. He's not about runner, I know. And Yeah, and his beard, I mean just just the grows and I'm like, dude, we like when he started growing it. We were sending pictures back and forth. Mine's all gray and I'm like, dude, this is amazing. He's I'm not sure ever shaving it. I'm going to keep it forever, like it said, until you get a high powered jar job, Harvard Guy, and then you'll be changing your tune. All right, you ready for you to minute droll? Yeah, I'm ready. All right, so on our put two minutes day. I'll go first. All right, got it. Here we go. All Right, here we go. If you were in the locker room getting ready to play in the Super Bowl, what are your top five pregame songs? On the straw, crazy train, pantara walk, welcome to the jungle, and Van Hellen, you really got me. I like it. Dave, all right, Jim. Heavy metal groupies or comedian groupies? Which one's what? I heavy metal glull bees. If you have to choose. There's hardly any comedian group bees. There's not a lot of you know they they seem like they'd be dedicated, though, and yeah, it's hard. Women always say they're like a guy out can make them laugh. Yeah, while that, where are you after the show? Really laughs our you're nowhere to be found. I'm talking to guy that wants to talk about iron maiden after the show. All, who's ated NFL player ever most? Why? Most hated NFL player ever? That's Huh. That's interesting. Who is by to say? I don't know, that's a tough one. I mean Teo, what you know now? I don't even know Teo. The you know, I thought you might have. I don't know. I mean I II hated Brett Farv, even though he's a great quarterback. I thought he was a cry baby. He was a drama queen. He said Dick Picks. So you probably started liking them after that. I did. I respected Dave Good Jim. If you're gonna have a one two punch of the best metal voices ever, those to be probably Brian Johnson from AC DC and Ronnie James Doo from Doo. Two different voices, but great. I love the way Brian Sings. It's no one could sing like that and it's you know, it's in. Yeah, so I would say those two guys. All right, couple more. I got one more, Dave. You got one more? I would you ever crank call the pope? Yeah, yeah, why not? Yeah, because you know all like all those years of being torture growing up Catholic. I called my kid. I could teach it to Catholic religion in an hour. You don't have to go for eight years. I really it's simple. So yeah, you was. I would prank the pope. All right, and what's your best prank calling name you've ever used? I use use my friends names, like you know. I'll be like, Oh yeah, my friend daddy trunk is here, or I'll sign some I'll sign for a gym membership with one of those cards because I know they'll calling in two seconds and I'll put one of my friends names now. So No, all, it's not Jamison. I'm my gas so I get my friends name on my album. That's awesome. That's awesome. Hey,...

...you know, Jim. It was awesome. Is Awesome getting to know you. It was great to to get to meet you. Please tell all of our fans how they can find you. Maybe where you're going to be next, or you know how they can get Ahold of your book? My book is on Amazon. Everybody is off Falks at you. You know, I don't. I don't even think book stores are open anymore. So the best spot is Amazon. It's cheap there. I do a podcast every Monday and Thursday. Everybody is awful. It's on Barstool sports and my website is Jip Laurentinecom for all tour dates. That's awesome. That's awesome. So we're you going to be next? I mean Kiahoga Falls, Ohio, this weekend, October eight through to ten. That sounds like a place where everybody wants to be. Oh, yeah, yeah, I know, this is the first time going out to warrance. We'll see how it is, you know. But yeah, yeah, you know that instead of local gigs around New Jersey area, that's the first I'll get out a plane since the coronavirus. So we'll see. I'll feel how I feel. I'll go back out there. But it holds like fifty percent. So you know, I love going out there and telling jokes, so we'll say. You know, we got to wear a mask on the plane. Whatever. Whatever I got to do, you know. Right, all right, Dave. Any last words for for our guests? Jim? Now, it's been an honor. I've always been a big fan of Gim's and I think he's super talented and I've I've always enjoyed everything he's done. I'm telling you that the metal show we're talking about me recording carsons. I used to record all the metal show, that metal show too, and it was was were great, really entertaining. I we should show more often. Yeah, yeah, I know. Well, I'm going to be a riding home putting my spotify ont s heavy metals. So, Jim, that one's for you. Thanks for joining us on huddle up with gusts. We really appreciate it. Thanks for having man, I appreciate it. Thank you. Thanks, Jim. All right, everyone, thanks for joining us another episode of uddle up with guests. You can find us on Radiocom or you where you listen to your favorite podcast, check us out on huddle up with guestcom. Have a great day. Thank you for joining David I in the huddle. We hope you enjoyed our podcast. If you'd like to hear more podcast just like this, go to huddle up with Gustscom, where you can find our social channels, subscribe to hear more by our merchandise and join our excusive huddle through patreon. Please join us next week when we talk to more guests about how sports shaped their life.

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