Jon Daly

This week, Sam sits down with friend, comedian, and writer Jon Daly. Along with appearing as a regular at the improv institution Upright Citizens Brigade, Jon’s taken on comedic roles in dozens of shows and movies over the past fifteen years. Jon’s had roles in feature films like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Janicza Bravo‘s Lemon, and can be seen in episodes of Kroll Show, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and basically anything on TV that’s equal parts funny and bizarre. Here, he and Sam talk about everything from celebrity AA (23:05) to Martin Lawrence’s hype man (35:35), before getting real about the lifelong struggle for openness and self-knowledge (52:20).

Show notes:

  • Earlier this year, Jon Daly appeared in the Jim Carrey-produced series I’m Dying Up Here. Watch the trailer before checking out the first season on Showtime.
  • Jon also appeared this year with frequent collaborator Brett Gelman in Jeff & Some Aliens. Catch up on that on Comedy Central, where you can also see him on Kroll Show.
  • Comedy, Bang! Bang! is available on Netflix.
  • Follow Jon on Twitter for more shenanigans.

Music for the show is by Dylan Peck:

Original illustrations by Krishna Shenoi: