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Thick Skin with Jeff Ross

Thick Skin

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Life is hard. Let's get through it together. Join The Roastmaster General as he takes on "Touchy Subjects", interviews people smarter than him and pays tribute to the recently deceased, so they can properly Roast In Peace. Intro by Kii Arens ...Show More
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46:20 | Nov 16th, 2017

With all the depressing stories coming out of the comedy world recently, I want to use this podcast to tell a positive story about a comic.  Of course I thought of Gilbert Gottfried.  After a tumultuous firing and public humiliation (Cue duck: Afflac...Show More

1:16:21 | Sep 11th

It’s a day after the taping of the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin and I’m still coming down from all the excitement.  One of the roasters, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog and his owner, prolific comedy writer Robert Smigel, came by the bunker to r...Show More
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54:08 | Sep 1st

Me and cousin Ed are back from family vacation and podcasting from the bunker.¬†¬†Our guests are our dogs Luna and Rambo.¬†¬†We tackle some ‚ÄúTouchy Subjects‚ÄĚ such as Florida‚Äôs hurricane parties and the pit bull that saved his owner from a shark.¬†¬†¬†We bow...Show More

1:16:17 | Jul 10th

Rock and Roll legends never die.¬† They just get hip replacements.¬† Today on ‚ÄúThick Skin‚ÄĚ my guest is songwriter and back-flipper Nils Lofgren.¬† We‚Äôll talk about his fifty years on the road with his first band Grin, his second band Neil Young and Craz...Show More

1:17:56 | Jul 4th

In honor of America‚Äôs birthday I interview an immigrant!¬†¬†Ian Edwards is one of my favorite comics and people and his new stand-up special premieres next week on Comedy Central.¬†¬†Plus we cover a bunch of ‚ÄúTouchy Subjects‚ÄĚ and offer up a ‚ÄúRoast in Pea...Show More

1:32:18 | Jul 1st

Cousin Ed and I offer a ‚ÄúRoast in Peace‚ÄĚ tribute to Dog The Bounty Hunter‚Äôs beloved wife Beth, and then bond over some ‚ÄúTouchy Subjects‚ÄĚ including the Democratic Debates and the gay penguins celebrating ‚ÄúPride Month‚ÄĚ at The London Zoo.¬†¬†¬† Then, legen...Show More

1:03:37 | Jun 20th

Not everyday Macaulay Culkin comes by my house with his own bottle of wine and lots of great stories but today is that day.¬†¬†Live from the Bunker under my hot tub ‚Äď It‚Äôs Thick Skin With Jeff Ross.¬†¬†Life is hard.¬†¬†Let‚Äôs get through it together.¬†¬† Make...Show More

1:07:14 | Jun 12th

Shalom my Emotional Support Humans. Today would‚Äôve been Anne Frank‚Äôs 90th¬†Birthday, so I thought it might be an appropriate time to explain why I chose to roast her on my Netflix show ‚ÄúHistorical Roasts‚ÄĚ and address some of the criticism from around ...Show More

59:37 | May 25th

My friend Yamaneika Saunders plays Harriet Tubman on my new Netflix series "Historical Roasts". She came by my NYC apartment to chat about that experience as well as some ‚ÄúTouchy Subjects‚ÄĚ including the merits of the new Kentucky Fried Chicken Hotubs...Show More

1:56:47 | May 16th

Bob Saget is a good pal and one of the wisest men I know.¬†¬†He came by the bunker to talk about his new film, ‚ÄúBenjamin‚ÄĚ as well as his epic appearance as Abe Lincoln on my new Netflix show ‚ÄúHistorical Roasts‚ÄĚ.¬†¬†Bob also dropped some hilarious stories...Show More

1:30:04 | May 7th

‚ÄúRoast in Peace‚ÄĚ Chewbacca, may the force be with you.¬†¬†Plus the Sklar Brothers, Randy and Jason come by the bunker for a late night therapy session and to help me tackle some¬†¬†‚ÄúTouchy Subjects‚ÄĚ like the giant asteroid that might hit Earth and cocain...Show More

1:11:09 | May 2nd

This episode is so funny. My pal, legendary voice actor John DiMaggio comes by the bunker and joyfully transforms into many of his popular animation characters including Bender from ‚ÄúFuturama‚ÄĚ, Jake from ‚ÄúAdventure Time‚ÄĚ and King Zog from Netflix‚Äôs n...Show More

1:26:05 | Apr 25th

Sometimes springtime is too cheery, so I decided to invite my pal, star of Netflix's "Atypical" and podcast king Michael Rapaport over to the bunker to smack talk some "Touchy Subjects". Then he sticks around for a great interview about podcasting, a...Show More

58:29 | Apr 18th

It's almost Easter and Passover so I invited God over to the bunker to chat about the fire at Notre Dame and other "Touchy Subjects".  Then my friend and legendary funny person Fred Willard also stops by to chat about his appearance on my upcoming Ne...Show More

1:28:48 | Apr 10th

I was recently invited by The President to the White House for a reception celebrating the passing of The First Step Act.  It was an emotional event commemorating the early release of many non-violent criminals who were sent away for decades after be...Show More

1:40:13 | Apr 4th

Comedy Central Roast fans all remember the hilariously ruthless Greg Giraldo who skewered Flava Flav, David Hasselhoff, Pam Anderson, Larry The Cable Guy and others.  Greg passed away nine years ago and there’s a new biography “Greg Giraldo: A Comedi...Show More

1:24:34 | Mar 27th

Bluesman Gary Clark Jr. has a hot new album out called ‚ÄúThis Land‚ÄĚ that bends genres and confronts racism. He came by my NYC apartment to tell us all about it. He also tuned up my Stratocaster and even helped us through some ‚ÄúTouchy Subjects‚ÄĚ such as...Show More

1:11:16 | Mar 19th

My buddy, Grammy winning musician and mood philosopher John Mayer came by the bunker for his first podcast interview ever. We discussed the similarities between music and comedy, our dogs, the blues, The Dead, hating haters, his new line of @PRSguita...Show More

1:03:01 | Mar 14th

We're not ready to say goodbye to our dear friend Brody Stevens, so I had my friends, comedian Annie Lederman and writer Kevin Schini over to reminisce and share stories about Big Brody. Then we burn through some "Touchy Subjects" such as the new Mic...Show More

1:48:17 | Mar 6th

I was thrilled to have a sweet and funny guy ‚Äď and one of the creative forces behind ‚ÄúBorat‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúSeinfeld‚ÄĚ, and ‚ÄúCurb Your Enthusiasm‚ÄĚ over for a chat about his new Netflix documentary series ‚ÄúLarry Charles‚Äô Dangerous World of Comedy‚ÄĚ.¬†¬†¬†It‚Äôs a terrify...Show More

1:20:38 | Feb 26th

This is a tough one.  Even though I was annoyed by Brody for years we grew to be great friends, toured together, and shared a stage almost every night at The Comedy Store. I’m still in denial that he killed himself this week. Our friends Benji Aflalo...Show More

42:04 | Feb 25th

I love this episode. My top comic and Bumping Mics partner Dave Attell is passing through town.  After we did sets at the local Hollywood clubs, I drove Dave up to my house and into the bunker for an intimate chat about his life, our Netflix special ...Show More

50:47 | Feb 20th

Today on "Thick Skin" we play Two Truths and a Lie...well the jury's still out on that one. Listen to our take on the Jussie Smollett controversy. We also discuss other "Touchy Subjects" such as Tekashi 69, and zombie deer. My pal Magician Bernie Shi...Show More

42:53 | Feb 18th

I was in a musical mood so I invited my good friend over, bassist and songwriter Tal Wilkenfeld to talk about her musical journey and her new album "Love Remains". We also end with a nice Roast in Peace of my friend Ernie Barry. Feel free to subscrib...Show More

57:25 | Feb 13th

It's a full bunker tonight, and we have a lot to talk about. Should Will Smith just go back into the magic lamp? I have my friend and the creator of Disney's "Tangled: The Series" Chris Sonnenburg over to discuss the new Aladdin trailer. Comedian Nim...Show More

56:03 | Feb 6th

My friend Dane Cook stops by the bunker to gloat about his pal Tom Brady winning another Super Bowl, share some stories from his life, and talk about his new upcoming tour. We read jokes submitted by you our listeners for our ‚ÄúFan Slam‚ÄĚ and end with ...Show More

58:40 | Jan 29th

Just me and Cousin Ed reminiscing about his best pal and rising comedy star Kevin Barnett who passed away suddenly this week.  We also pay tribute to some other comedic greats gone too soon.  On a happier note we play a clip from a recent stand up sh...Show More

1:06:03 | Jan 7th

It's 2019 and already Cousin Ed got engaged, Bumping Mics is a hit, Trump shut down the government and Kevin Hart ghosted the Oscars. We're back in The Bunker to talk about it all. I also share a few showbiz stories, and some great memories as we pay...Show More
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48:53 | Oct 17th, 2018

Sundays can sometimes be a little lonely, so I decided to invite my two friends, comedians Yamaneika Saunders and Dave Juskow over to eat some sushi in the podcast bunker. We end up sharing romantic advice and even some tears. We also pay tribute to ...Show More
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1:04:16 | Oct 9th, 2018

It's a jungle today in the bunker! The always hilarious Tony Hinchcliffe stops by to help me celebrate Ed Larson's birthday. We chat about lucky elephants, sheltering dogs, feeding hawks, and bear attacks. We also discuss the benefits of eating steak...Show More
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47:06 | Oct 4th, 2018

We're back from Toronto and in the bunker to talk about the touchiest subject of all right now, the Brett Kavanaugh hearing. I decided to invite my pal, Master Magician Bernie Shine over to share his opinion. Also joining me are my friends Mark Chapi...Show More
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57:27 | Sep 29th, 2018

It's a very special episode of Thick Skin, our very first Live show! Recorded on stage at the glorious Winter Garden Theater in Toronto, Canada during the Just for Laughs Festival.  We start with our theme song, sung live for the first time by the wo...Show More
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1:14:12 | Sep 18th, 2018

This week on Thick Skin we start with a "Fan Slam" of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. After that, I invite my good friend, the legendary Tony O to the bunker for a rare interview. We reminisce about his times as manager for Frank Sinatra and o...Show More
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1:01:01 | Sep 1st, 2018

I invited a couple friends over to talk about my summer vacation, my roast battle against Blake Griffin -- and the recent losses of John McCain, Aretha Franklin, Neil Simon and Robin Leach. It was cathartic.
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1:02:39 | Aug 14th, 2018

My house has been infested with 70 year old hippy cousins lately. My cousins Aron and Steve are like Ben and Jerry except chubbier and not as famous.  But they’ve truly seen it all and it’s fun having them around.  I finally got them stoned enough to...Show More
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1:02:01 | Aug 6th, 2018

‚ÄúJeff Ross Presents Roast Battle‚ÄĚ is a worldwide phenomenon where comics compete face to face in a war of insults. As we launch another run on Comedy Central I thought I‚Äôd invite some of my favorite unknown battlers to the podcast bunker so you can g...Show More
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1:02:09 | Jul 18th, 2018

I’m back in the Bunker mere hours after taping The Comedy Central Roast Of Bruce Willis.  I’m joined by two writers from the roast, a college pal, two cousins, two artists and a magician.  After we break down the roast, we get another fabulous magic ...Show More
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1:10:20 | Jun 20th, 2018

Master magician Bernie Shine attempts the impossible‚Ķ. a magic trick that‚Äôs actually entertaining on a podcast. Plus we dive into some ‚ÄúTouchy Subjects‚ÄĚ such as our government‚Äôs new policy to separate immigrant families at the border, President Trump...Show More
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1:17:02 | Jun 14th, 2018

Every¬†Tuesday¬†night at the Comedy Store in Hollywood is ‚ÄúRoast Battle‚ÄĚ ‚Äď where in between the verbal sparring the crowd always goes crazy chanting ‚ÄúBattle! Battle! Battle!‚ÄĚ.¬† Leading¬†that¬†chant is a comedian friend of mine named Josh Meyerwitz, who j...Show More
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1:05:16 | Jun 8th, 2018

A couple of my favorite Roast Battlers come by to shoot the shit about my recent adventure with Wu Tang Clan, the month long disappearance of Melania Trump, an update on the grade school teacher who fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of t...Show More
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52:24 | May 25th, 2018

After a quick roast of the royal wedding,¬†I introduce a family friend and former Blackhawk pilot who recently started a PAC called ‚ÄúBelieve In Service‚ÄĚ.¬† I wasn‚Äôt completely sure what that means so I invited him over to explain it. ¬†His name is James...Show More
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36:00 | May 14th, 2018

This time on the show my nephew Jared calls his girlfriend Josie and asks her to his senior prom.  Then I offer Jared some life advice in honor of his upcoming graduation. At the end we pay tribute to America’s oldest woman, Delphine Gibson, who just...Show More
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45:35 | May 8th, 2018

The episode starts with an extended clip of Dave Attell and I at the Comedy Cellar in New York City roasting a school teacher named Emily who happens to have one leg.  Lately Dave and I have been on tour together doing an improvised act we call “Bump...Show More
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35:06 | May 2nd, 2018

I get offended when people get offended.  Sometimes I think people are just pretending to be offended, which is even more offensive. After seeing all the mixed reactions to this year's White House Correspondent's Dinner I thought I would offer up my ...Show More
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1:13:06 | Apr 28th, 2018

My new neighbor is accomplished actor Seth Green. When I heard his Austin Powers co-star Verne Troyer (Mini-Me) passed away I called Seth and some other friends over for a bonding session/smoke-out in Verne’s honor. Besides lots of great showbiz stor...Show More
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53:36 | Apr 20th, 2018

In celebration of 4/20 I invited a few friends over for a ‚Äúsmoke and joke‚ÄĚ.¬† I tell stories about the first time I got stoned as a teenager, getting stoned with¬†Snoop Dogg¬†at the Donald Trump Roast,¬†selling joints at my prom, and why pot is great. ¬†P...Show More
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1:22:02 | Apr 13th, 2018

Being a comedian is like being in a big family ‚Äď and when one of our own passes away we often mourn together.¬† So when Mitzi Shore, our den mother and the founder of The World Famous Comedy Store died yesterday I invited a couple of comics I love (To...Show More
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1:27:16 | Apr 5th, 2018

Today is my comedy anniversary and I invited some pals over to help me reminisce and celebrate.  My high school pal Mark Hinkes was in the audience for my first open mic night.  My pal Eddy Friedfeld is a highly respected author, professor and comedy...Show More
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58:10 | Mar 26th, 2018

Alright so when I think of serial killers I think of Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and Henry Zebrowski.¬† That‚Äôs because when Henry isn‚Äôt starring in ‚ÄúYour Pretty Face‚ÄĚ on Adult Swim or running around as part of Leo DiCaprio‚Äôs crew in ‚ÄúWolf Of Wall S...Show More
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1:01:35 | Mar 16th, 2018

I’m often asked what funny young comedians I like… so please meet Jamar Neighbors.  He’s a good pal and he’s going to be a big star so I asked him to come by the bunker to tell us how he went from growing up in an orphanage to becoming a regular at T...Show More
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59:51 | Mar 10th, 2018

Me and Cousin Ed are back in our broadcast bunker under my house. We had lots of laughs talking about slaughtered pigs, a Nazi guard, poisonous cheesecake, Trump’s upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un and the fattening food at Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscar party...Show More
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44:26 | Feb 28th, 2018

My Aunt Donna and my sister Robyn both had birthdays this week ‚Äď and they both happen to be teachers.¬† So I thought while they‚Äôre in town and before we sang Happy Birthday - it would be interesting to hear what these two very experienced professional...Show More
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1:02:12 | Feb 21st, 2018

This episode takes me back to my days on college radio because my old on-air partner ‚ÄúDosage‚Ä̬†joins us in the bunker as Ed, Kii,¬†Beck Black¬†and I riff on topics as diverse as our favorite American presidents, the horrific school shooting in Florida, ...Show More
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54:43 | Feb 15th, 2018

After touring overseas I am finally getting to release some old episodes.  This one is a post Thanksgiving conversation I had with my sister's mother-in-law, Alice.  Also at the end of the episode I briefly sit down with rockstar Tal Wilkenfeld, as s...Show More
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1:08:01 | Feb 6th, 2018

After we got tipsy at a Super Bowl party I invited a few friends over to join me as I reminisce about my recent world tour with Chris Rock. I’ve been traveling for months so it’s especially great to finally be back in the podcast bunker with pals Ed,...Show More
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1:08:06 | Nov 9th, 2017

Human rights advocate Kristel Muci√Īo and I reminisce about our recent trip to Matamoros, Mexico where we spoke to people who have been deported by ICE. ¬†But first me, my cousin Ed Larson and our buddy David Feldman sit around my table in New York Cit...Show More
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58:13 | Nov 9th, 2017

My friend Jason Flom from the Innocence Project stops by the bunker to tell us how he exonerates the wrongly accused from jail.  Holy shit.  Also hanging out again are my artist pal Kii Arens and killer comedian Tony Hinchcliffe.  The whole thing st...Show More
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32:04 | Nov 9th, 2017

My super cool cousin Ed Larson built me a podcast bunker under my pool.  So one night we went went down there to riff with comedian Tony Hinchcliffe, artist Kii Arens, Jeff Beacher from Beacher's Madhouse fame - plus a few other randos.  We had a lo...Show More
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12:07 | Nov 7th, 2017

Ralphie was a force to be reckoned with. Doing great stand up for two hours at a time and killing is hard enough, but try doing while weighing 400lbs. Ralphie was my friend and loved by millions more.  He is a legend, and Legends deserve to Roast In ...Show More