Jordan, Jesse GO!
What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story). Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a raucous, vulgar and warm-hearted romp that will probably leave you a better person. And will certainly make you dumber.

Haley Mancini and Gina Ippolito (B.A.B.E. Squad Graphic Novel) join Jordan for a discussion of the brilliance of Simpsons shitposting, everyone's lovely (and fat) cats, and Jordan's recent brush with a hipster dad at the barbershop. Plus, they get into the origins of Haley and Gina's graphic novel, B.A.B.E. Squad, that just came out!

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David Gborie (All Fantasy Everything) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how much drama everyone's mama is bringing to the table, the overwhelming popularity of juggalos in David's hometown, and the results of our previous JJGo Calliseum where we asked people if they have ever been to the restaurant Vij's in Vancouver, have a bad experience at a Blink-182 concert, or have seen Tony! Toni! Toné! in concert in an attempt to find and experience that only 15 members of our audience has had. 

Are you a Juggalo? Are you a Slavic person? Go to maximumfun.org/call or call 206-984-4FUN to enter this week's Calliseum!

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Elizabeth Gilbert (City of Girls, Big Magic) joins Jesse and special guest co-host Nick Adams for a discussion of Jesse and Liz's recent trips to Mexico City and, more specifically, the lucha libre wrestling spectacular they each saw while visiting, Liz's glamorous new book City of Girls and the legendary showgirl she talked to while researching it, and everyone's take on one of Jesse's favorite fruits, the cherimoya. Plus Hang It Up, Keep It Up makes a triumphant return!

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Baron Vaughn (The New Negroes) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's newest binging obsession, the professional application of Baron's theater and pratfall education, and the thrilling results of last week's JJGo Calliseum. Which had more listeners in its column -- karate in real life, interactions with the Buffy-verse, or cutting mold off of food and eating it? Tune in to find out!

Weigh in on this week's JJGo Calliseum at maximumfun.org/call or 206-984-4FUN!

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Liz Feldman (Dead to Me) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's big Mother's Day Energy and his early dinner with his mom and the ultimate stepdad Brad, the authenticity of the portrayal of Orange County in Liz's new Netflix show Dead to Me, and the amazing donut people in Jesse’s neighborhood.

Plus, we get into the newly-named Jordan, Jesse, Go! Colosseum to see who is represented more in the audience -- people who have ridden three-wheeled motorcycles (or in a sidecar), people who have replica weapons from a film, or people who have had an encounter with a supernatural being!

Give us a call or email if you want to stand up and be counted for this week's JJGo Coliseum -- 206-984-4FUN or jjgo@maximumfun.org!

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Beth Appel and Sarah Claspell (Everything is Rent podcast) join Jordan for an episode sans Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's birthday sweets hangover and the tea he's using to get through it, Sarah's trip to the Ren Faire earlier in the day, and the ways everyone's mom feels about their creative work. Plus, Jordan's gross malt beverage taste test segment returns!

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Nick "Repeat" Adams (Tuca and Bertie, BoJack Horseman) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Nick and his son's growing Pokémon collecting, Jordan's work mixer at a public community center, and the kid who dabbed as Martin Luther King Jr. at Nick's kid's school. Plus, we get into a three-way audience poll this week!
 
If you have ridden a three-wheeled motorcycle, owned a replica film weapon, or had direct contact with a creature from the afterlife let us know -- 206-984-4FUN or jjgo@maximumfun.org -- pick one and weigh in!
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Josh Gondelman (Dancing on a Weeknight, Desus and Mero) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of why Jesse is feeling like a big winner at the moment, the way Josh and Jordan go about finding petsitters when they're out of town, and the newest throuple to capture our heart. Plus, Josh's new album, Dancing on a Weeknight came out this week!

If you live in LA, come see Josh on Thursday at Dynasty Typewriter!

And grab your tickets for The Summer Boys of Summer Tour before they SELL THE F OUT!

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Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas podcast, Vulture) makes an exciting entrance and joins Jordan and Jesse in discussing the difference between the swimming pools in West Hollywood and Burbank, Matt's Lyft nightmare on the way to the studio to record, and which classic monster is ready for their moment in the cultural spotlight. Plus, we reveal the results of the latest JJGo audience survey and find out about a costumed kink community that blows everyone's mind.

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Emily Heller (Ice Thickeners, Baby Geniuses) and her dog Alan join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the tedious training exercises that Emily is running through to help with Alan's separation anxiety and the catchphrase it has birthed, everyone's preferred snack from the Costco menu, and Emily's new stand up special, Ice Thickeners, which is available for free on Youtube! Plus, we introduce a new competition in our quest to figure out the JJGo audience.  
 
Have you ever worn a costume on a non-Halloween date? Have you ever been on an elephant? Let us know -- 206-984-4FUN OR jjgo@maximumfun.org. (Please pick one!)
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Andrew Ti (Yo Is This Racist?) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of strategies to hoop various video games into prison, the phenomenon of Smurfs and Snorks, Andrew's affinity for camping videos on YouTube and the overwhelming response to last week's audience participation request. 
 
Thank you to all the new and upgrading members of Maximum Fun -- the Max Fun Drive was a huge success thanks to you!!
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Aimee Mann (The Art of Process, Mental Illness album) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Hugh Jackman is playing Jesse’s dream role of Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man on Broadway, the bartender at Dave and Busters who recognized Jordan, and whether or not more people in the audience wore bowling shoes in everyday life than own a fez. Plus, Aimee talks about her new MaxFun podcast that she hosts with Ted Leo, The Art of Process.

 
It's MaxFunDrive time and Aimee has an amazing new challenge reward if we meet our goal of 25,000 new and upgrading donors -- she's going to write a song about Jordan's cat, Bug! Donate so we can hear that song!
 
Go to MaximumFun.org/Donate right now to support the show!
 
And let us know if you've ever been on a submarine or if you've ever been in a cover band (and gotten paid) -- 206-984-4FUN or jjgo@maximumfun.org!
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Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development, Mr. Roboto VW Commercial) and John Roderick (The Long Winters, Friendly Fire) join Jordan and Jesse live on stage at The Punchline comedy club in San Francisco as part of the 2019 SF Sketchfest. They give away the infamous "Destroy the West" robot, play a game delving into the obscure corners of Reddit, and John Roderick pulls of a musical magic trick with the help of some very talented musicians in the audience.

This special extra live episode is coming to you in celebration of the MaxFunDrive! This is the best time of year to support the MaxFun shows you love, including Jordan, Jesse, Go!

Go to MaximumFun.org/Donate right now!

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Riley Silverman (Troubled Waters, SYFY Fangrrls) joins Jordan and Jesse for our first MaxFunDrive episode of 2019! They get into Jordan's most recent attempt to retain his status as a fun guy, the bloodsport that is shopping at the Super King grocery store in Jesse's neighborhood, and whether or not the drug rug demographic is enough to best the people who own fezes. 
Plus, we unveil the amazing Jordan, Jesse, Go! pin that you can get during the Max Fun Drive and all the other cool stuff up for grabs this year. Go to MaximumFun.org/Donate right now to support the show!
 
And let us know if you've ever worn bowling shoes in your every day life -- 206-984-4FUN or jjgo@maximumfun.org!
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Jon Daly (Jon Daly Kills It) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jesse has become famous to a some people at the flea market recently, Jordan has a new nickname he got from a dancing guy at a bar, and Jon's new music project which features him playing the saxophone. Plus, we reveal how many people in our audience have fezes! 

This week, let us know if you own a drug rug -- 206-984-4FUN or jjgo@maximumfun.org!
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Moujan Zolfaghari (Mission to Zyxx) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the cats, Pancake and Zen,who she is cat-sitting for at the moment and their complex family situation, the new genre of fanfiction where you just write stories where you are friends with the people in pop culture you want to hang out with, and the improv or sketch show that everyone saw that opened their mind to the idea that comedy can be elevated or artful or cool. Plus, we reveal how many people in our audience are named Bronson!

This week we want to hear from people who own fezes! Let us know if you own a fez and send in your hot fez pics! Email us at jjgo@maximumfun.org or call us at 206-984-4FUN.

Are there more people in the JJGo audience who own a fez or who have been on Jeopardy!?

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Matt Braunger (Finally Live in Portland) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Matt's character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the possible sexual darkness during the active years of the Beatles, and the results of the poll from last week pitting Jeopardy contestants against people named Dabney. Plus, Matt has new comedy special which he recorded in a former porn theater in his hometown of Portland, OR -- Finally Live in Portland.

Action Item: if your name is Bronson, let us know! Give us a call at 206-984-4FUN or email us at jjgo@maximumfun.org!

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Greg Fitzsimmons (Childish PodcastFitzdog Radio) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jordan may be in a relationship with his weed store after a special text on Valentine's Day, the sonnet Jesse wrote about this relationship with Theresa in college, and Greg's new parenting podcast with Alison Rosen, Childish.

Plus, we ask a VERY important question: do we have more listeners of Jordan, Jesse, Go! named Dabney or who have been on Jeopardy?  Please call or write to tell us -- 206-984-4FUN or jjgo@maximumfun.org.

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Laurie Kilmartin and Jackie Kashian (The Jackie and Laurie Showjoin Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jesse recently went to his first old person concert, but Jackie has been going to see old people concerts her entire life, Laurie's brief dalliance with Tony Robbins tapes, and the lie that teens have been telling for centuries. Plus, Jackie and Laurie's podcast, The Jackie and Laurie Show, is now on Max Fun!

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Jenny Jaffe (Rugrats, Project UROK) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's cape phase in high school, the difference between comedy nerds and musical theater nerds, and the insane new movie Serenity. Plus, everyone spends a few fun minutes coming up with video game butt puns and the guys stumble upon a potentially lucrative use of the podcast.

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Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil, The Dana Gould Hour) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of why car dealerships always have the worst coffee, Dana's attempt to recreate the childhood that he wished he had, and how each of their dads fell short on their birthdays. Plus, Dana has an idea for how robot babies can solve the problem of people texting while driving.

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Kate Willett (The Comedy Lineup on Netflix) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the ghost town vibe of current malls, the epic house meetings that occurred at the intentional community centered around polyamory that kate lived in in NYC, and the effects of widespread pornography availability on kids' sexual expectations.

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Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation, Bubble, other stuff) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the international school in Switzerland where Alison went to high school with kids of oil magnates and oligarchs, the uncomfortable time Jordan and his family had during the extended cunnilingus scene in Mary Queen of Scots when they saw it together over the holidays, and the tricky task of buying your mom a gift and what everyone got their moms for Christmas.  


Get your SF Sketchfest tickets now
!

Judge John Hodgman is on Friday at 7pm at the Castro Theatre!

Bubble is on Friday at 10:30pm at Cobb's Comedy Club!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! is on Sunday at 1pm at The Punchline!
(Now announcing TONY HALE and JOHN RODERICK as guests!)

If you come to all three shows, you have the chance to win the ACTUAL "Destroy the West" robot from the show.

AND if you are in the bay area and play an instrument and can come to the JJGo show on Sunday, please get in touch with us! jjgo@maximumfun.org

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Paula Poundstone (Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Paula's rain soaked ping pong party, the potentially disturbing short story Jesse's son's dictated recently, and the proper use of a bathroom hand mirror. Plus, the people have spoken and we reveal what they chose as the inspirational slogan for 2019.

Get your 2019 Inspirational Slogan T-Shirt here!

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Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger (DoughboysI Love You America, Love,) join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the three distinct phases of the frozen yogurt craze that has swept America for the last two decades, the idea that really hard, poorly designed video games based on popular franchises hurt children's self esteem in the 80's and 90's, and the importance of context when discussing swimming prowess or showering with others. Plus, everyone brainstorms some ideas for 2019 slogans that will get us pumped up to take on the new year. Make sure to vote for your favorite!
 
And come see Bubble and JJGo and The Doughboys at SF Sketchfest!
 
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