Our latest addition to the Mayhem Hall of Fame is Vanessa Bayer. The ever-smiling beauty is well known for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2010 to 2017. As a regular on the show, she displayed intense energy and was very dependable. While on the show, Vanessa portrayed a series of characters that were well received including Rachel from Friends, Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy and the chirpy, confusing weather lady Dawn Lazarus. She’s now a children’s book author and we spoke with her about that and her time on SNL.
We were very happy to welcome back to Mayhem in the AM one of our favorites, comedian Gilbert Gottfried. Gilbert is working with a website, cameo.com, where you can hire him to deliver a personal message to friends or loved ones. We thought it would be a great Valentine’s Day gift but as Gilbert points out, you can pretty much send any message you want. Also, he’s got the #1 podcast on iTunes so you can
Today we welcomed actor and veterans’ advocate Gary Sinise to the show. Gary has a new book, an autobiography, called “GRATEFUL AMERICAN: A Journey From Self to Service.” In the book, Gary chronicles his never-before-told journey, from aimless teen to an actor/director with a purpose: a mission to support and raise awareness for the men and women who selflessly put themselves in harm’s way in service to our country. Please enjoy today’s Clip of the Day!
John C. McGinley
Today we got to speak with actor John C. McGinley. He may be most famous for playing Dr. Perry Cox on the hit comedy series “Scrubs” but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this guy’s career. He’s been acting for more than three decades and has appeared in many hit movies and television shows. He’s currently starring in the IFC series “Stan Against Evil” as the titular character, Stan Miller. The first two seasons of the show are available on Hulu and season 3 has just started. Welcome to the Mayhem Hall of Fame, John C. McGinley!
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Today on the show, we spoke with Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Cuba makes his directorial debut and stars in the independent film Bayou Caviar (which he also has co-written) to be released October 5 by Gravitas Ventures. He’s also starring in the hit musical Chicago on Broadway starting on October 6. Here’s our conversation with him:
Christopher got a chance to speak with one of his favorite comedians, Bo Burnham, all about the new film that Bo has written and directed, called “Eighth Grade”. Make sure you check it out when it hits theaters!
Alan Alda is a 7-time Emmy Award winner. He played Hawkeye Pierce and wrote many of the episodes on the classic TV series M*A*S*H. The final episode was seen by more than 105 million people and it’s still a record audience. Alan has starred in, written and directed many films, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Aviator. He has appeared in continuing roles on ER, The West Wing, 30 Rock, The Blacklist, Louis CK’s Horace and Pete and CBS’s new streaming series The Good Fight.
Alan spoke to us about his new podcast, “Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda,” a series of spirited conversations with people who know how hard it is, and yet how good it feels, to really connect with other people, whether it’s one person, an audience or a whole country. The podcast is available on his website alanalda.com or on i-Tunes.
Enjoy our conversation with the latest member of the Mayhem Hall of Fame!!
Today we got to induct Aisha Tyler into the Mayhem Hall of Fame! You may remember her from “Talk Soup” or from the first season of “The Ghost Whisperer” More recently, you’ve probably seen her work as a host on “The Talk,” on the CBS drama “Criminal Minds,” as the voice of Lana on “Archer” or as the host of “Whose Line is it Anyway.” Season nine of “Archer” just premiered and we were lucky enough to get the chance to chat with Aisha. You can hear it right here on today’s Clip of the Day!