You'll know him from Raising Hope, My Name is Earl, Cafe Society or as the Del Taco Guy. But Greg is also the Father to 3 kids. His honest stories of growing up in Topeka, Kansas, to playing a Barney Fife impersonator at the Ed Debevic's Restaurant, to getting nude with his Father-in-Law at a Japanese bath make for great listening.
This podcast makes me soooo happy. This dude is the real f'ing deal. I love it when good things happen to amazing people. I met Rocco at the GI Film Festival with Mat Best, Jarred Taylor and the rest of his Article 15/Youtube Star posse. They were showcasing their 1.2 million dollar crowd funded movie, "Range 15" to rave reviews. He's a real American Hero who served 3 combat deployments as a Ranger, then served as a Federal Agent, then became a youtube star, and now is about to become a TV star with a big pilot he's shooting this month. Oh, and he has 6 KIDS! Here's his official bio: Vincent “Rocco” Vargas was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. After several years of college baseball, Vincent enlisted in the US Army and went on to serve 3 combat deployments with 2nd Battalion of the elite 75th Ranger Regiment. After 4 years of active duty service to his country, he joined the U.S. Army Reserves and continue his service. In 2009 he became a Federal Agent with the Department of Homeland Security, and was a BORSTAR Agent with the Special Operations Group attached to BORTAC. Currently one of the owners of the Article 15 "Empire", Leadslingers Whiskey, Warfighter Tobacco and more. He is married and a father of 6 children and lives in Texas.
You might know Jeff Lewis from The Guild, Hail Caesar! or even my web series "Dads in Parks", but after this podcast, you'll remember him from the craziest stories you've ever heard. Vasectomies, illicit drug use and doughnut delivery, getting hit and dragged by a car, the horrors of childbirth, and mushrooms. This was the first podcast I ever did as a pilot for my Howl podcast and it's funny to look back on how it all began. Jeff is hilarious as always and will definitely be back to update these stories. His honesty is a virtue to behold...and laugh at.
You definitely know Dean Cameron. He was "Chain Saw" in "Summer School". Yes, that guy. From "Ski School" and "Ski School II, Electric Boogaloo"? Yes, that's him. His credit list is amazing, NCIS, Men at Work, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Straight Outta Compton...but his life is even crazier. From early success with Carl Reiner directing his first film, to doing dinner shows in Vegas as a Wizard, to rising like a phoenix, and now becoming one of Hollywood's go to character actors. "Chain Saw" is now a father. Come along for one of my fave rides as Dean shares stories of shooting a zombie film with a pre-"Friends" Matt LeBlanc, conning an internet con artist from Nigeria out of money (true story), and growing up with 5 different fathers in his life. How is that possible? You'll have to listen. It's insane.
Comedian and Writer, Brian Kiley, is an anomaly in Hollywood. An Irish Catholic family guy who's had the same job in entertainment for 23 years. And also one of the nicest guys in town. He's appeared on late night TV (The Tonight Show) as a comic many times and had a Comedy Central half hour special, but he's been a staff writer and now head monologue writer for Conan O'Brien... for 23 years.This will become obvious when you hear his stories. Growing up in Boston with a father who served in the Battle of the Bulge, Brian is a pro at taking real life stories and making them really funny. From teaching kids to drive, to dropping your kids off at college, to having the Red Sox collapse coincide with your Dad's death, Brian's stories of life are sincere, honest and truly funny. Enjoy!
Comic and Dad, Eddie Pence joins me for this episode of Father Time where we discuss the fear of having twins, latch-key kids, safe words, government jobs, why to never try heroin, cussing about "Frozen", the ramifications of kicking your father in the ass, and why to never shoot for the stars because physically they are impossible to reach. Despite our biting sarcasm, Eddie's a great dad who shares honest stories of trying to raise kids in today's world.
You may know Alex from her run on MAD TV where she played Ms. Swan among other characters, or as Lois Griffin, the matriarch on "Family Guy", or as Dawn on the hit HBO series, "Getting On", but today you'll know her as a loving and ridiculously funny Mom to two beautiful children. And yes, the show is called Father Time, but when you have a chance to chat with one of today's best comedic actresses, you take it. Plus, sometimes it is necessary to be reminded just how stupid we dads are. And trust me, Alex definitely does that. My huge thanks to her for coming on the show and I know you'll enjoy her candid take on parenthood.
Ron Del Barrio is THE golf teacher to the stars. Whether it's Larry David, Sylvester Stallone, Joe Pesci, Tommy Lee or hundreds of others, this former PGA tour player has taught them all. And he has the stories to back it up. But how does someone who travels around the world in lear jets with Hollywood's elite raise a family? Well, that's why you'll have to listen. He's now a doting dad to a beautiful teenage girl, but his journey as free lance golf pro, paramedic, and even Hollywood stunt man is an amazing story of resilience for a guy who puts family first.
One of the best comics in the country, you may know Rory from the TV shows, The Ground Floor, Those Who Can't, and The Eric Andre Show, or from his numerous stand up appearances on @Midnight, Conan, and The Meltdown, but we know him as a new dad. You'll learn about growing up as one of 7, when to get confrontational in the delivery room, and just how much action widowers get. Rory is truly one of the funniest guys around. Check him out at roryscovel.com and be sure to get his new stand-up special, The Charleston Special.
You'll probably recognize Carlos Alazraqui from Reno: 911, but my guess is you've heard him a lot more. This writer, director, actor is one of the busiest voice actors in Hollywood. The Taco Bell Chihuahua, Inside Out, Happy Feet, and Batman: Arkham City are only a few of his 276 listed credits on imdb. You'll definitely hear a ton of his voices in this podcast. He is sincerely one of my funniest friends and you'll hear how he came up through the stand-up world to become one of the most trusted voices in animation. But more importantly, you'll hear about this doting father and his comical tales of parental chaos...like the time he accidentally said the "C" word in front of his daughter or the time he left the car in drive with the baby in it. Not one to be missed. Find him at http://www.carlosalazraqui.com
The comic twins, Randy and Jason Sklar are probably best known for their ESPN show "Cheap Seats" and their podcasts "Sklarbro Country" and "Dumb People Town", but these writer, actor, directors, have appeared in everything from Entourage to Maron to Curb Your Enthusiasm to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. They're currently recurring on Tru Tv's "Those Who Can't". As stand-ups, they've had two Comedy Central half hour specials and they're one hour special "What Are We Talking About?" will premiere on Seeso in 2017. Most importantly, they are both Dads who have very different parenting styles. Check out they're stories and see what it's like when your kid has to compete in sport against the child of a very famous NBA Player. Find them at www.supersklars.com
Maz Jobrani is not only one of the busiest actors and comedians in Hollywood, but the father of two beautiful children. He has managed to juggle a busy career and a grueling travel schedule with the overwhelming task of raising kids in these crazy times. His body of work includes appearances on everything from NYPD Blue to ER to headlining his own movie "Jimmy Vestvood: American Hero". He will be a series regular on the CBS show "Superior Doughnuts" this spring with Judd Hirsch, Katey Sagal, Jermaine Fowler, and David Koechner. In addition, he has filmed numerous TV Comedy specials and tours the world performing to sold out crowds. All this, plus raising kids. How does he do it? Actually, Pretty well. I learned a ton from him about kids sleeping on their own, picking schools, and how to keep a happy wife ;-). To find out more about Maz, check out his book, "I'm not a Terrorist, but I've Played one on TV", or see where to catch him live, check him out at mazjobrani.com.
You may know Jimmy Pardo as the comedic force that is the "Never Not Funny Podcast". I was lucky enough to do it recently and it is always a pleasure to try to keep up with the quickest wit around. He returned the favor and came to Father Time to talk about not only his career but the joy of Fatherhood. He is a brilliantly funny comedian, a game show host, and also a wonderful father. To check out more of his work, give a little look see at http://jimmypardo.com.
How did an actor go on to become the President of Basketball Operations for the NBA's Portland Tailblazers? Well, you'll have to listen, but it's one of the most inspiring and unlikely stories you'll ever hear. As one of my oldest friends, Neil and I were struggling to make our mark in Hollywood while living the bachelor life. Now we're both married with a couple of kids. See how he runs an NBA franchise while juggling his own family life and how life is different from us living in the same "rent controlled" apartment building 20 years ago to now living in our "wife-controlled" homes. Neil's journey to the top of an NBA front office is one of the best examples of "Do what You love" and we'll contemplate the question of whether "work ethic" is passed on to your children.
You'll know him best as Champ Kind from "Anchorman" and as Todd Packer from "The Office", but today you'll learn how Dave is a wonderful father to 5 children. Still, to this day, he played the title character in the funniest live show I ever saw in Hollywood, "Naked Trucker and T-Bone Show" and I was truly honored that he came by to talk about raising kids in today's world. He spoke candidly about the difficulties of child birth, surrogacy, and frozen embryos. But he also shared stories of booking Saturday Night Live, Anchorman, and his upcoming CBS sitcom, "Superior Doughnuts". Come along and see how the funniest guy in town deals with five children who sometimes say, "You're not funny, Dad." To keep up with Dave and see his live stand up tour, come check him out. http://www.davidkoechner.com