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Comedian Paul Morrissey is a favorite of Late Night TV shows. He’s also a former TV Sports Anchor, college basketball player and coach. Paul also earned a Master’s Degree in English from NYU and is a music and film fanatic, so this podcast combines a wide range of topics with sports discussions. The former point guard keeps the show moving and sets up his eclectic guests, writers, actors, directors, comedians, musicians and of course people from the sports world.
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Alley Oop Podcast from Vietnam! With Martin Mor & Matthew GiffonThis episode takes place Live From Vietnam! Comedian Paul Morrissey is in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for the Magner’s Comedy Festival & talks with fellow comedians Matthew Giffen (United Kingdom) & Martin Mor (Ireland) about the shows in Singapore & the days spent in Vietnam so far. This conversation takes place in the Hotel lobby where there is some tension as the guys discuss their stay.
Alley Oop Podcast Episode with ARTIE LANGE!
A special episode of the Alley Oop Podcast with the great Artie Lange. This is an except from an episode the Artie Lange Uncensored podcast, to subscribe go to www.artiequitter.com
You know Artie Lange from his days at Mad TV and movies like Beer League and Dirty Work. He became beloved as the sidekick on the Howard Stern show and proved he is one of the funniest guys on the planet.
Artie and Paul talk comedy, yankees, who may or may not be having sex with Lebron’s Mom, a Bob Uecker story that will make you laugh til you cry, and what a Liam Neeson and Artie Lange movie would sound like.
Alley Oop Podcast with Nate O’Neil: Playing For The Washington Generals
Paul talks with childhood hoops buddy, Nate O’Neil on this episode of the Alley Oop Podcast. After a successful college career at Colgate University, Nate went on to play professional basketball for the Washington Generals (I.E. the team that loses to the Harlem Globetrotters) They talk about how he ended up there, and also about how close Paul was to becoming a Washington General at one point.
Nate talks about traveling the world, tells some great stories about playing against legendary players like Daryl Dawkins in arenas like Madison Square Garden.
Don’t let this losing record fool you, Nate is still Colgate’s all-time leading 3 point shooter (%) and is in the top five all time in the Patriot League athletic conference. He still dunked on his birthday this year.
Nate and Paul also reminisce growing up playing hoops in the Binghamton area and the notable players and playground ...
Jan 20th Paul Morrissey guests on Sklarbro County Podcast with the Sklar BrothersRandy and Jason Sklar sit Paul down to talk some serious sports including his old school hoop days, Escalade and the And 1 Crew,
Alley Oop Podcast Ep22 with NBA reporter Dan Woike: Covering the LA Clippers
An actual full-on sports episode, we get some great basketball insight with LA Clippers beat reporter, Dan Woike, of the Orange County Register. Dan and Paul become friends on the set of some Nike Commercials with LA Clippers star Chris Paul last summer where they were both actors playing reporters. The two love talking hoops and Dan talks about day-to-day life and travel as an NBA beat reporter. He also gives some great insight about the Donald Sterling situation and just how much it affected the team and their playoff run last season. How will the Clippers do this year? Listen and find out.
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Alley Oop Podcast Episode #21 Ari Shaffir: Chinese Delight
It’s about 3am in New York City a few nights before Paul makes his debut on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” After running a few sets, Paul meets up with Ari Shaffir at The Stand Comedy Club, and they walk around the East Village eating pizza and cookies. Now back at Ari’s apartment the two discuss Ari’s recent tour of China, his TV show on Comedy Central and 1 hour TV special. Paul also talks about the process of getting bumped and his return trip to NYC to be on the David Letterman Show. Things are going great for them both but talking about that wouldn’t be a fun podcast. Ari complains about Verizon, and they both complain about how hard it was to get to where they are in comedy. In the words of Joe Walsh,”I can’t complain but sometimes I still ...
Alley Oop Podcast Ep. 20- Carlos Kotkin: Author & Accidental Studio Executive
The Alley Oop podcast returns with a great episode with comedian, author, former Fox Studio Executive and 12 Moth Storyslam winner Carlos Kotkin. Comedian Paul Morrissey and Carlos are old friends from standup comedy and have performed with each other many times over the years and produced a show together called “Funny Writers Reading Stories.” Paul discusses his recent work on a sitcom pilot and also announces that he’ll be appearing on the David Letterman show on July 10th.
This inteview is from several months back, and Carlos mentions shyly that he’s working on an animated feature script which we now can disclose that it is the blockbuster sequel “Rio 2.” Paul & Carlos also discuss how to get a book deal and develop it into a TV show. Carlos also discusses how he develped his penpal relationship David Sedaris.
Carlos wrote a ...
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Alley Oop Ep 19 Stephen Tobolowsky: It’s A Wonderful Life
Author and Actor Extraordinaire Stephen Tobolowsky stops by for this episode of the Alley Oop Podcast with Paul Morrissey. Oddly enough, these two met during jury duty in Los Angeles and now they will be performing together on Jan 12th at 8pm on the “Funny Writers Reading Stories” Show at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica,CA.
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Alley Oop Episode 18: Dwayne Perkins Life, Comedy & Basketball
Dwayne Perkins is a New York born and now Los Angeles based comedian. He makes frequent appearances on Conan, and travels the world spreading his comic views.
Alley Oop Ep. 17 Mike Royce: Sweet Sassy Molassy!
Paul’s guest this week is Emmy-Award winning writer, comedian, Executive Producer and Showrunner Mike Royce. A fellow upstate, New York native, Royce grew up near Syracuse and attended Ithaca College before heading to NYC to pursue comedy as a career. Mike gives a lot of background on the New York City comedy scene post-boom when he was the house MC at the Comedy Cellar performing with a lot of his comedian buddies like Dave Attell, Todd Barry, Louis CK. Mike then went on to a job as an audience warmup comedian on Spin City before teaming up with Ray Romano on Saturday Night Live and coming up with one of the great catchphrases of all-time “Sweet Sassy Molassy” during the hilarious SNL Sportscenter Spoof.
Mike then moved to Los Angeles when he was offered a writing job on Everybody Loves Raymond, and went on to ...
ALLEY OOP Ep. 16 Josh Thompson: Craig Ferguson’s Robot Sidekick
Our guest this week is Josh Thompson, who is the mastermind behind the robot sidekick Geoff Peterson on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS. He was also the voice of Arnold Schwartzeneggar on the Howard Stern Show when MSNBC and George Takei were both tricked into thinking he was really the former Governor of California. Paul Morrissey and Josh first met when they were performing together at a storytelling show at The Improv in Hollywood.
Paul asks Josh about his upbringing in Cleveland and the influence of the Muppet Show on his career. He also talks about turning a one day gig as the robot into a full time job on the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He also talks about his cool experiences on the show, and what it’s like getting complimented by some of his idols like Paul Williams, Carol ...
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Alley Oop Ep. 15: Comedian Sam Tripoli
Paul Morrissey catches up with one of his hometown buddies, comedian Sam Tripoli, who grew up in Cortland,NY, not far from Owego where Paul is from. Sam is the host of the popular “Naughty Show” at the Comedy Store, and also host a podcast with the same name, as well as co-hosting the popular Punchdrunk Podcast along with Ari Shaffir and Jason Thibault. Paul Morrissey catches up with one of his hometown buddies, comedian Sam Tripoli, who grew up in Cortland,NY, not far from Owego where Paul is from. Sam is the host of the popular “Naughty Show” at the Comedy Store, and also host a podcast with the same name, as well as co-hosting the popular Punchdrunk Podcast along with Ari Shaffir and Jason Thibault.
Sam talks about growing up in Cortland, his quest to be class clown and his daring move to Las Vegas after ...
Alley Oop Ep 14: Chris “Kid” Reid from Kid N Play
Christopher “Kid” Reid is Paul Morrissey’s guest on this episode of the Alley Oop Podcast. Kid is part of the platinum selling rap duo “Kid N Play” who also starred in the House Party movies (1,2 and 3). He also tours as a standup comedian which is where the two first met while performing a standup show in the Los Angeles area a few years back. We also find out that Kid composed the Real Time with Bill Mahar on HBO. Paul and Kid met when they performed standup at a show together and found out they lived in the same neighborhood in Queens and shared a love for Big East basketball.
CHECK OUT THIS HILARIOUS VIDEO OF KID N PAUL BREAKING DOWN RACIAL BARRIERS:
The two talk sports right away- why was Doug Flutie never appreciated? What’s it like to be a NY Knicks fan? Why is sports betting ...
SPECIAL CLIP! Arnold Schwarzeneggar talks about the Alley Oop Podcast
This is a huge thrill! One of our producers caught up with Arnold Schwarzeneggar during Youtube Comedy week and it turns out he’s a big fan of the Alley Oop Podcast! So we got a quick interview with him talking about the podcast and Paul Morrissey. Take a listen.
Alley Oop Ep 13 Marsh McCall: Original Conan O’Brien Writer
Marsh McCall was one of the original writer’s of Late Night with Conan O’Brien and eventually became head writer of the show. He’s also a showrunner, Executive Producer and writer of funny things on the New Yorker online. Marsh is a Beatles expert among his other talents, and also plays basketball with Paul every once in awhile. The two talk about their love of Monty Python, the TV show Fawlty Towers and a few of their other comedic influences.
“Emergency Guest” is one of the bits Marsh created for the Late Night with Conan O’Brien Show
Marsh was a newspaper writer in the San Francisco Bay area before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in TV writing. He landed his first job as one of the original writers on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, along with Louis CK, Robert Smigel, Bob Odenkirk and shared an office ...
Alley Oop Ep.12: Ken Levine talks Zach Braff,Kickstarter,MLB & TV Sitcoms
Emmy-Award winning TV writer, director, producer, screenwriter and major league play-by-play announcer Ken Levine is my guest.
Alley Oop Episode 11: Jim Gaffigan “Dad Is Fat”
For this episode, Paul catches up with his old buddy, comedian Jim Gaffigan, and they discuss Jim’s new book “Dad Is Fat” which was released on May 7th, and available at bookstores now! Jim discusses the inspiration of the book, his life with his wife raising 5 children in New York City.
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The two reminisce about doing shows years ago in NYC and touring together. Jim is also fascinated about Paul’s weird food habits and preferences. Especially the fact that Paul has never tried guacamole. They discuss trying bone marrow at a dinner they had an Paul’s friends high end restaurant in NYC. They also talk about Jim’s climb to standup success with his 3, 1 hour ...
ALLEY OOP BONUS: Larry Miller
We go back to the future in a way with Larry Miller. This special bonus episode is an interview I did with Larry Miller a few years back in the green room of the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.
ALLEY OOP Episode 10: Larry Miller “Put Moron #2 On The Phone”
The great comedian, actor, and writer Larry Miller joins Paul on this episode of the Alley Oop. The two became close friends since working at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach together a few years back.
ALLEY OOP Podcast Episode 9: Jeff Cesario “Emmy’s For Kenosha”Episode 9: Comedian/Emmy Award winning writer & current Exec. Producer of BrandX with Russell Brand on FX, the very funny Jeff Cesario
This episode features our guest, two-time Emmy Award winning writer and comedian, Jeff Cesario. Paul gets the scoop on what sports Jeff played as a kid in Kenosha, WI, and how he went from playing in the school band, earning a living playing in bands and his leap into standup comedy. Jeff won two emmy award writing for HBO’s Dennis Miller Live, was nominated for another Emmy writing for The Larry Sanders Show with Garry Shandling. He also wrote the screeplay for Jack Frost, and was nominated for another Emmy writing for the 2012 Academy Awards. Cesario has achieved just about every milestone in standup comedy as well. The Tonight, Craig Ferguson, HBO and Comedy Central specials. He ...
ALLEY OOP Podcast Episode 8: W Earl Brown Part 2: Bloodworth, Frank & BeansDIRECT DOWNLOAD, TO LISTEN CLICK LINK BELOW:
Actor W Earl Brown continues his talk with Paul Morrissey about the fine show “Deadwood”, which Earl played Dan Dority and also joined the writing staff during the 2nd season with show creator and writing guru David Milch. The fellas discuss the language of Deadwood, how Earl got his buddy Steve Earle a part in the show which is not so flattering when he first heard about it.
W EARL BROWN PLAYS DAN DORITY ON “DEADWOOD”: THIS IS THE BEST STREET FIGHT IN THE HISTORY OF TELEVISION
Earl also talks about performing at the Jack Clement Tribute, how writing and producing a movie is not good for you health. Earl wrote and produced “Bloodworth” starring Kris Kristofferson, Val Kilmer, Hillary Duff and himself. He also talks about his amazing journey to get the part of Warren in the Farrelly Brothers movie, “There’s Something About ...
ALLEY OOP Podcast Episode 7 W Earl Brown Part 1: To Deadwood and BackDIRECT DOWNLOAD, TO LISTEN CLICK LINK BELOW:
W Earl Brown is a talented actor, producer and writer. He first gained notoriety playing the role of Warren in the Farrelly Brother’s hit movie “There’s Something About Mary”:
W Earl says that most people (including Paul) don’t realize that he played the role in There’s Something About Mary. Earl’s most famous role to date is playing Dan Dority, Al Swearengen’s right hand man in HBO’s Deadwood. Check out the famous “Unauthorized Cinnamon” Scene:
You want to talk about range: Retarded brother, Deadwood Thug, Meatloaf? Earl is the only who has played them all:
On DEADWOOD, W Earl also won the best street fight in the history of television, watch the clip here:
MORE DEADWOOD-Dan Dority and Wu try to communicate only using one word:
Paul realizes that the hand Wild Bill Hickok was dealt in Deadwood when he was killed was called the “Deadman’s Hand” which is a ...
ALLEY OOP Podcast Episode 6: Kevin Rooney Part 2: Comedy HeliotropeDIRECT DOWNLOAD, TO LISTEN CLICK LINK BELOW:
KEVIN ROONEY IN THE COMEDY CLASSIC “WHEN HARRY MET SALLY”
In Part 2 of the interview with Kevin Rooney, we begin with Paul digging up a clip of Kevin in the movie “When Harry Met Sally.” Rooney talks about his move from NYC to California, his first TV spot on Evening at The Improv, getting on the Tonight Show, and his long relationship with Jay Leno. Paul also asks Kevin about his move from standup to TV writer/producer working on Emmy Award Winning shows like the Dennis Miller Show, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and as a producer on My Wife And Kids & ‘Til Death.
Kevin’s showbusiness Homilies are quoted quite a bit by Judd Apatow and Dana Gould, so Paul asks him what it feels like to be a showbusiness veteran and what projects he would like to work on in the future. The ...
ALLEY OOP Podcast Episode 5: Kevin Rooney Part 1:Low Hanging Fruit (Kevin Rooney, Paul Morrissey)DIRECT DOWNLOAD TO LISTEN, USE THIS LINK:
In the first part of this episode, Paul sits down with Emmy Award Winning TV Writer, Actor and Comedian Kevin Rooney. The two have quite a lot in common, including a working class background, attending many different colleges, and both of them also truly enjoyed working as a custodian before pursuing standup comedy as a career.
Paul digs into the archives and finds Kevin’s appearance on the TV Show “Cheers” to begin the episode. Kevin talks about the long road from college to the army, to more colleges, then to New York, coming out to Hollywood, enjoying success in showbusiness as a writer and a producer while putting standup comedy on the backburner. Great comedy minds like Judd Apatow and Dana Gould quote Rooney’s advice often, so sit back and listen to Paul pick Kevin’s brain about comedy, showbusiness, and life from a guy who ...
ALLEY OOP Podcast Episode 4 Ari Shaffir Part 2:The Knuckling Volleyball ServeDIRECT DOWNLOAD TO LISTEN, USE THIS LINK:
Comedian Ari Shaffir continues his chat with host and teammate Paul Morrissey for Part 2. The episode begins with Ari’s reaction to the “Greatest Round Of Boxer Ever”- Ron Lyle vs George Foreman Round 4. Ari talks about his special volleyball serve that makes girls cry. The boys discuss performing in the clutch. Raul Ibanez, Larry Bird’s clutch finish in the 3 point contest, Ron Dixon running back the openign kickoff in a playoff that Paul was at, Randolph Childress’ killer crossover, and the world’s worst free throw ever. Ari also talks about becoming friends with the UFC fighters, what it’s like to go to the big fights and who he roots for.
LISTENING GUIDE- These are the videos we talk about and watch during the podcast:
RON LYLE VS GEORGE FOREMAN-ROUND 4 (Go 3:00 minutes into the video to get to 4th Round)
GREATEST ROUND OF ...
ALLEY OOP Podcast Episode 3: Ari Shaffir Part 1:The “Get Ari on Boardwalk Empire” Holiday SpecialOR Listen using this Direct Link, click below:
Comedian Ari Shaffir joins Paul Morrissey for a Holiday Episode of the Alley Oop Podcast. Ari discusses his little league and volleyball career, Bill Burr on Breaking Bad, Paul’s quest to get Ari in the Rothstein Mafia on the TV Boardwalk Empire. They also discuss how Ari says,”Mark Maron helped Paul’s career even though he swore he wouldn’t.”
Paul and Ari hanging out after the Skeptic Tank recordings. And down below, check out Ari and Paul’s CD, both featured on iTunes.
Be sure to check out Ari’s podcast,”The Skeptic Tank” and download 4 tracks from his CD “Revenge For The Holocaust” on www.arithegreat.com
More imposing? The New York Knicks or Comedian Basketball Team “Shawn Kemp’s Kids”
R to L (Brian Moote, Ari Shaffir, Geoff Keith, Paul Morrissey, Jeff Dye)
Ari gets prepared for his first TV special and why he’s relaxed about it. They also talk about ...
ALLEY OOP Podcast Episode 2: Gerry Bednob: Swearing at a 40-Year Old VirginYour host, Comedian Paul Morrissey interviews comedian/actor Gerry Bednob- most famous for his role as Mooj, the foul mouthed employee in the movie “40 Year Old Virgin.” Gerry has been in over 20 comedy feature films directed by such Comic geniuses as Judd Apatow and Kevin Smith. Paul and Gerry are old friends on the comedy circuit and reunite for this episode at Gerry’s ranch in Chatsworth. They talk about Gerry’s upbringing and soccer career in Trinindad, his comedy career beginnings in Toronto when he was almost pulled off stage by a hook, and his film career in Los Angeles in comedy classics like “Zach and Miri Make A Porno” and “Five Year Engagement.”
Gerry making Steve Carrell crack up in the outtakes of “40 Year Old Virgin”
Gerry shining as “Mooj” in these 40 Year Old Virgin Scenes
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ALLEY OOP Podcast Episode 1: Steve Mazan: Dying to do LettermanIn this episode, Paul Morrissey interviews Steve Mazan about his project “Dying To Do Letterman.” It started when Steve was diagnosed with cancer six years ago when Doctors gave him a minimum of 5 years to live. Steve decided to chase his comedy dream to perform standup on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Miraculously, Steve achieved that goal which was filmed every step of the way in his award winning documentary “Dying To Do Letterman.” He also wrote a book, won an Emmy Award for TV writing and has done a bunch of other impressive stuff while you’ve just been sitting there reading this. Steve shares his funny and inspiration story with Paul, and they also talk about the Super Bowl Shuffle.
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Steve Mazan:www.dyingtodoletterman.com (Documentary Film Official Site)