February 26, 2016

Steve Martin Bumped Tom Papa and Papa Loved it

Steve Martin recently performed a mythologically rare opening stand up set at a Jerry Seinfeld show, held at the Beacon Theater in New York on the eighteenth. Martin’s opening set, the first since he left stand up thirty five years ago, was a complete surprise for audience members. Not surprisingly, Martin’s act was well received.
February 10, 2016

T.J. Miller Says “F**k You Ricky Gervais”

On Tuesday T.J. Miller sat down with Ron Bennington at the SiriusXM studios in New York City in front of a studio audience to tape an episode of Unmasked.
January 12, 2016

EXCLUSIVE! Ron Bennington Interviews East Side Dave About New Show

Dave McDonald, known to fans as East Side Dave is debuting a brand new show-- The East Side Dave Show-- on the subscription based Anthony Cumia Network this week. Davey Mac has revealed the name of the show, the logo, and the date and time of the premiere but little else so legendary radio host Ron Bennington interviewed Dave exclusively for The Interrobang, about Dave's vision for his new show, why his logo is a cobra, and why former podcast co-host Chris Stanley isn't joining him on the new platform.
February 18, 2015

Dan Aykroyd Gives Some Clues To New Ghostbusters, And Reveals Plans for Another Sequel Already in the Works (Video Added)

Dan Aykroyd sat down this week at the SiriusXM studios for an episode of "Unmasked with Ron Bennington" and shared a few more details about the Ghostbuster reboot.
January 9, 2015

Robert Kelly, It’s His Time

Robert Kelly is already having an amazing 2015. His brand new comedy hour, Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground debuts Friday at 12 am et on Comedy Central, and he's incredibly proud of the special, which he produced on his terms. He's also shot the new Denis Leary FX series, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll which is set to premiere this summer. And just last spring he had an unforgettable guest role on Louis CK's Louie. His podcast, You Know What Dude is a huge hit on RiotCast.com. After 25 years of working at it, it's all coming together for Kelly.
December 6, 2014

New Bobcat Goldthwait Doc Going To Sundance Profiles Satirist Barry Crimmins

Barry Crimmins has been many things throughout his life.
December 2, 2014

Andrew Dice Clay: I Wrote Sam Kinison’s Famous Intro

This Friday Unmasked with Andrew Dice Clay airs and Dice drops the bomb that he wrote the infamous intro to Sam Kinison's act.
November 28, 2014

Andrew Dice Clay One Hour Unmasked Interview Premieres in 1 Week. Here’s a Preview.

Andrew Dice Clay sat down with Ron Bennington to tape an hour long interview in front of a studio audience. Over the course of the hour, the man who described himself as the biggest star in comedy spoke genuinely, telling one great story after another, but not as his character would tell the stories-- he told the stories from the perspective of Andrew Clay, and its fascinating to hear him talk about his early days, in his own voice.
November 16, 2014

Ron White Remembers When Robin Williams Showed Compassion to a Comic Struggling With Demons and Sobriety. And Breaks Down.

Ron White recently came to the SiriusXM studios to tape an episode of "Unmasked" with host Ron Bennington. He talked to Bennington about his start in comedy in his home state of Texas, his infamous run ins with the law and his days on tour. He also reflected on his widely publicized drinking and drug use which he offers no excuses for. In an emotional moment during the interview, the larger-than-life Texas personality shared a very personal story about a time when Robin Williams, someone he had never met before, stepped in to offer some help.
November 12, 2014

How Potheads Saved “Dumb and Dumber”

This week, the Farrelly Brothers sat down for an episode of "Unmasked" on SiriusXM to talk with host Ron Bennington about the new movie, and their incredible careers. Peter and Bobby talked about the sequel to "Dumb and Dumber", working with Bill Murray on "Kingpin" and the films that inspired them when they were younger.
October 22, 2014

Russell Brand Is Ready For The Revolution

There's a revolution coming and Russell Brand is sure of it.
September 25, 2014

Garry Marshall Returns to NY Theater After 20 Years

After 20 years, Garry Marshall is returning Off Broadway to direct the New York debut of the comedy play, "Billy & Ray".
September 12, 2014

Simon Pegg Says The Beatles Live In Your Mouth

Comedian, actor, and screenwriter Simon Pegg sat down this week with host Ron Bennington in front of a live audience to tape an episode of SiriusXM’s Unmasked. He talked about his new film Hector and the Search For Happiness, The Boxtrolls, what its like working with movie star Tom Cruise on Mission Impossible 5, and how his daughter saved Star Wars. He also shared his theory about how the Beatles live in all different parts of your mouth.
September 10, 2014

Simon Pegg’s Daughter Saved Star Wars

Simon Pegg sat down this week with host Ron Bennington in front of a studio audience to tape an episode of SiriusXM’s Unmasked. He talked about his new film Hector and the Search For Happiness, The Boxtrolls, Mission Impossible 5, and how his daughter became known as the girl who saved Star Wars.
September 5, 2014

Todd Glass Calls Out Comedians Who Are Bullies

If there's one thing Todd Glass hates more than a bully, it's a fellow comedian who's a bully.
July 12, 2014

Joan Rivers Hired Body Guards After Jerry Lewis Death Threat

Recently, Joan Rivers sat down with Ron Bennington at the SiriusXM studios in New York City in front of a live studio audience to tape an episode of Unmasked. Rivers talked with Bennington about her new book, her recent fight with Kristen Stewart and how emotional it was for her to return to the Carson Show after 27 years. She also addressed comments that comedian Jerry Lewis recently made about an age old fight between the two comedians.
June 26, 2014

“The Set” with James Adomian

Comedian James Adomian does stand up, sketch comedy, has a long list of cartoon voiceovers, and is a frequent guest on tv shows and podcasts like Comedy Bang Bang, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Conan, and Children's Hospital. James does hilarious spot on impressions of unusual people which you can see in his popular Funny or Die videos. His first comedy album, "Low Hanging Fruit" came out 2012, and when he's not doing tv appearances, cartoon voices, and podcasts, he's busy as a fan favorite at festivals around the country. Our own Kelsey Bauman talked with Adomian tabout where his impressions come from, his feelings about Tom Leykis, and why winning over the audience matters to him.
June 9, 2014

Susie Essman: Jerry Lewis Never Was Funny

Comedian Susie Essman, who is best known for her role as Susie Greene on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and comedy scenester Jeffrey Gurian stopped by the Ron and Fez Show last week to talk comedy. Susie had just come back from the Friar's Club, where they were interviewing her for a PBS documentary on the famous club. After reminiscing about some great Friar's Club moments, the subject of Jerry Lewis came up, and Essman revealed that she had been invited to a tribute to Jerry Lewis, but refused to go.
June 3, 2014

Did Doug Benson Help Get Quentin Tarantino Sober?

Comedian and pot podcaster Doug Benson has a lot of great stories about smoking pot with interesting people, but today on the Ron and Fez Show he told what could possibly be the ultimate pot story.
May 22, 2014

Philly Legend Jimmy Shubert On Tonight’s Last Comic Standing

We've got one more name on the list of who is going to be competing in this year's Last Comic Standing on NBC. In addition to Joe "the handsome vault" Machi, we now know that comedy great Jimmy Shubert is joining the competition, so watch out everyone else, you're in for a tough fight. Shubert called in to the Ron and Fez Show today to promote his appearance this weekend on Dave Attell's Comedy Underground and also confirmed that we will see him on Last Comic Standing tonight.
May 8, 2014

Jon Cryer On a Secret Robin Altman Film, Superman IV and Sweating It Out in the Writers Room

Actor Jon Cryer stopped by The Ron and Fez Show this week, to talk about the season finale of his hit sitcom, “Two and a Half […]
May 5, 2014

Favreau’s Back to the Indie World!

Jon Favreau at 47, has already had an incredible career as a screenwriter, and actor and a director. In 1996 he co-wrote and co-starred in the sleeper indie hit Swingers. Since then, he's been directing big box movies like Elf, Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and has had huge success. He's also undoubtably familiar with making choices that relate to creativity, safety, compromise, quality of life and personal growth-- all themes that arise in his new film, Chef. He recently stopped by the SiriusXM studios to sit down with Ron Bennington on The Ron and Fez Show, to talk about those themes, and what its like to be working on a small film again.
April 24, 2014

Gilbert Gottfried Talks About the Joke That Tore Shecky Greene, and the Friars Club Apart

Here we go again, Gilbert Gottfried told a joke and someone's upset. Sounds familiar right? Gottfried's been in trouble a few times before (more on that below). This time, at least nobody is expecting an apology.
April 22, 2014

Shecky Greene Quits Friars Club Over Gilbert Gottfried’s Act

Comedy legend Shecky Greene, 88, has been a member of the Friar's club for decades, but today he tore up his membership card and said he's finished. And it's all because of Gilbert Gotfried's dirty mouth. Shecky came by the SiriusXM studios along with his friend and fellow Friar Jeffrey Gurian, to sit down with Ron Bennington of the Ron and Fez show and talk about the incident that upset him so much that he turned in his Friars Card.
April 18, 2014

The Tao of Tracy: Tracy Morgan Gets Serious With 21 Tracy-Isms

Earlier this week, Tracy Morgan came to SiriusXM satellite radio headquarters in New York City, to sit down in front of a live studio audience with Ron Bennington for an episode of Unmasked. Despite the early hour of the taping-- 9am-- Tracy was ready to get heavy, and the hour included a few emotional breakdowns, with Tracy dropping some tears, and a lot of philosophy, Tracy Morgan style.
April 17, 2014

Opie and Anthony Celebrate Twenty Years in Radio With a LIVE Unmasked From Carolines in NYC

Radio team Opie Hughes and Anthony Cumia are celebrating twenty years in radio and SiriusXM held a special LIVE event at Caroline's Comedy Club on Broadway to mark their career. Ron Bennington, who hosts SiriusXM's "Unmasked" sat down with Opie and Anthony in front of a packed house and talked with them about the ups and downs of their incredible career.
April 11, 2014

Jim Florentine Talks About the Cringe-Worthy Time He Met Andrew Dice Clay for the First Time

Comedian Jim Florentine was a guest on the Ron and Fez show this week, and told some great stories about working with Andrew “Dice” Clay. Florentine went on the road with Dice for about 5 or 6 years as his opening act. According to Florentine, Dice would take ball busting to an extreme—even by comedian standards.