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May 12, 2020
Conan O’Brien sits down with Andy Richter on the season finale of The Three Questions to discuss stories from his time at the Harvard Lampoon, writing on The Simpsons and SNL before becoming a late-night icon, and the future Conan envisions for himself.
May 5, 2020
Comedian Michelle Wolf talks with Andy Richter about being encouraged to fart in her youth, writing for Late Night With Seth Meyers and The Daily Show, and the disproportionate response to her White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
April 28, 2020
Comedian Paula Poundstone talks with Andy Richter about learning not to “look for peaches in a hardware store”, the joys and pitfalls of working in a nursing home, and working on a pilot with Debbie Reynolds. Check out Paula’s podcast Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone here.
April 21, 2020
Comedian and actor David Cross talks with Andy Richter about overcoming family instability growing up, laying the groundwork for the alt-comedy sketch scene with Mr. Show and beyond, and his favorite banner story to come out of Arrested Development. Plus, David gives thoughts on fatherhood, settling down, and putting together his next stand-up special.
April 14, 2020
Filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld talks with Andy Richter about being the best French horn player in the NYC school system, shooting nine feature-length pornos (in nine days), and jumpstarting his cinematography and directing career with Blood Simple. Plus, Barry shares stories from the development of his new book “Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother”.
April 7, 2020
Comedian and podcaster Marc Maron talks with Andy Richter about growing up Jewish in Albuquerque, hosting Short Attention Span Theater, and dealing with high-stakes podcast patent trolls. Plus, Marc reflects on what matters most to him right now.   Check out Marc’s new special End Times Fun on Netflix here.
March 31, 2020
Actor, comedian, and screenwriter Deon Cole talks with Andy Richter about getting onstage for the first time (for 50 dollars), his leathermaking side business, and how sticking it out as the first black writer on Conan led him to work on Angie Tribeca and Black-ish. Plus, Deon discusses plans to expand his fanbase.
March 24, 2020
Comedian and actor Andy Daly (Bonanas for Bonanza) talks with Andy Richter about the memorable way he learned to tie his shoes, becoming a property owner, and favorite moments from Crossballs and Review. Plus, Andy shares his thoughts on why there’s no point in making predictions.
March 17, 2020
Actor, comedian, and UCB co-founder Matt Walsh talks with Andy Richter about childhood injuries, complicated award show feelings, and the genesis of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Plus, Matt discusses his work with Defy Ventures and shares advice he’d give to his younger self.
March 10, 2020
Writer David Sedaris chats with Andy Richter about becoming known as the “bin man,” dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and collaborating with his sister Amy. Plus, David talks about where in the world he’d like to live.   Check out David’s MasterClass at MasterClass.com/Sedaris.
March 3, 2020
Actor and comedian Rob Corddry talks with Andy Richter about growing up in Weymouth, MA, early days at UCB and landing at The Daily Show, and bringing Childrens Hospital to Adult Swim. Plus, Rob shares his plans for future retirement.
February 25, 2020
Actress and comedian Erinn Hayes chats with Andy Richter about her EST self-help upbringing, doing improv at California Adventure, and feeling confident in her starring role on Medical Police. Plus, Erinn shares her thoughts on what it means to make yourself meaningful.
February 18, 2020
Actor, comedian and writer Rob Huebel (Medical Police) talks to Andy Richter about submitting his resume in a pizza box, the prank that got him banned from Yankee Stadium, and the doors opened by his sketch show Human Giant. Plus, Rob explains why he likes being the “weirdo” in a drama.
February 11, 2020
Actor/comedian Jerry Minor talks to Andy Richter about playing Michael Jackson’s glove in ‘For the Love of a Glove,’ jumping from his Jehovah’s Witness upbringing into stand-up comedy, and finding footing on SNL. Plus, Jerry shares some of what he’s learned while hosting his show The Cult Awareness Podcast.
February 4, 2020
Recorded live at SF Sketchfest, actress/comedian Rachel Dratch joins Andy Richter to discuss coming up through Second City’s Touring Co, becoming a mom, and knowing what you want in life. Plus, Rachel shares the true story that inspired Wine Country and the origin of her classic SNL character Debbie Downer.
January 28, 2020
Actor, comedian, and musician Michael McKean joins Andy Richter to talk about earliest childhood memories, performing radio sketches with comedy team The Credibility Gap, featuring on Laverne & Shirley and SNL, and finding ways to love his most repugnant characters. Plus, Michael shares what’s next with the upcoming projects he’s most excited for.
January 21, 2020
Comedian and actress Maria Bamford (What’s Your Ailment?!) sits down with Andy Richter to chat about the goodness of Los Angeleans, auditioning to become a police officer, and her favorite twelve-step programs. Later, Maria discusses how her marriage has helped her create meaning in her work.
January 14, 2020
Actress Tatiana Maslany joins Andy Richter to discuss starting her acting career at an early age, the importance of music and movement in her work, and shifting to Broadway after the success of Orphan Black. Plus, Tatiana shares what she's learned about becoming okay with the ‘total unknown’.
January 7, 2020
Comedian and podcaster Jimmy Pardo talks with Andy Richter about (un)healthy family boundaries, first theatrical roles, preempting the comedy podcast boom with Never Not Funny, and discovering his own unscripted stand-up persona. Plus, Jimmy shares the only note he ever received as the warm-up comic on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.
December 31, 2019
Comedian Sabrina Jalees talks with Andy Richter about coming out to her family, her most valued lessons in finance, reinventing herself in high school, and how having a baby has changed her worldview. Plus, Sabrina talks about her new TV show Carol’s Second Act plus what she’s learned about the importance of being open and honest about yourself.
December 24, 2019
Comedian Rhea Butcher chats with Andy Richter about the Midwestern ethos, coming to grips with heritage, their years-long coming out story, and trying not to take ‘truth in comedy’ too literally. Plus, Rhea talks about learning how to give advice by asking for it.
December 17, 2019
Comedian, writer, and director Mike Birbiglia talks with Andy Richter about great screenwriting teachers, facing his own mortality at an early age, and transitioning into the world of one-man performance on and off-Broadway. Plus, Mike discusses how becoming a parent informed his latest show Mike Birbiglia: The New One.
December 10, 2019
Comedian Tim Heidecker talks with Andy Richter about making demos with his high school band, being plucked from obscurity by Bob Odenkirk, propmastering on low budget horror films, and immersing himself in the comedy of real people with Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job. Plus, Tim reflects on the unexpected ways his work has been interpreted and looks forward to his upcoming tour.
December 3, 2019
Actress and comedian Janet Varney (The JV Club, The Legend of Korra) talks with Andy Richter about dealing with parental separation, her first jobs selling Australian goods and high-end miniatures, tricky toilets from abroad, being a showbiz pragmatist, and the work that’s gone into running nearly twenty years of SF Sketchfest.
November 26, 2019
Author and comedian Josh Gondelman chats with Andy Richter about giving the best apologies, laying the groundwork for a writing career, and the most important $40 he was ever given. Plus, Josh talks bridging the gap between stand-up and teaching, stone-sober breakfast dates, and his new book Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results.
November 19, 2019
Actress and comedian Michaela Watkins talks with Andy Richter about a hereditary love of math, her first stage role as a British maid, how to stay invested in the material, bidding farewell to Portland for a career in LA, and the boom of female-led projects in Hollywood. Plus, Michaela discusses what she’s learned about the fine line of nuance in comedy. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS)
November 12, 2019
Comedian and UCB co-founder Matt Besser talks with Andy Richter about wild improv parties from their early days in Chicago, foraying into stand-up via a college contest, humiliation as a driving force, and overcoming the inertia of being unknown. Plus, Matt discusses the steady escalation of the Upright Citizens Brigade, his new special Pot Humor, and the big picture lessons in comedy he’s learned over the years. Check out Matt Besser’s new comedy album Pot Humor here. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: THREEQUESTIONS), and Linkedin (www.linkedin.com/threequestions).
November 5, 2019
Author and Jeopardy legend Ken Jennings joins Andy Richter to talk about growing up in Seoul, how his Mormon upbringing has shaped his life, and the behind-the-scenes story of his famed Jeopardy run. Plus, Ken discusses how he’s made a career out of his game show success and the importance of creating one’s own niche. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), Dashlane, and HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/THREEQUESTIONS9 code: THREEQUESTIONS9).
October 29, 2019
Actor, director and author LeVar Burton joins Andy Richter to talk about transplanting from West Germany to Sacramento, getting cast in Roots right out of college, and engaging kids with literature on Reading Rainbow. Plus, LeVar discusses his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, his podcast LeVar Burton Reads, and the one piece of advice he’d offer his younger self. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS) and Bombas (www.bombas.com/threequestions).
October 22, 2019
Actress, comedian, and writer Andrea Savage (I’m Sorry) talks to Andy Richter about overachieving academically, using nervousness as a driving influence, terrifying prop babies, and her new podcast “Andrea Savage: A Grown-Up Woman #buttholes”. Plus, Andrea traces her path from deciding to pursue acting while studying abroad in Spain to joining The Groundlings to running her own show and beyond.  This episode is sponsored by Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/andy code: ANDY) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/THREEQUESTIONS code: THREEQUESTIONS).
October 15, 2019
Animator, writer, and director Loren Bouchard (Dr. Katz, Bob’s Burgers) talks with Andy Richter about growing up in a family of blue collar artists, why bartending is perfect preparation for working in production, coming alive through gratitude, and the horror element that got cut while developing Bob’s Burgers. Plus, Loren shares why he’d like to find success by stepping away from the workshop. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/threequestions) and The Hilarious World of Depression podcast.
October 8, 2019
Actor, producer, and director Seth Green sits down with Andy Richter to discuss discovering a love for theatrics during summer camp, pulling public pranks, and acclimating to fame. Plus, Seth talks about Robot Chicken’s journey to the airwaves, how a trip to Thailand inspired his new movie Changeland, and the thrill of portraying his most convincingly bad persona. This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: THREEQUESTIONS), HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/threequestions80 code: THREEQUESTIONS80) and Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/andy).
October 1, 2019
Comedian and actor Baron Vaughn talks to Andy Richter about his “scandalous” birth, finding his performative self in Las Vegas, trying not to pass down bad habits, and the timeline of his showbiz trajectory. Plus, Baron discusses finding permanence in fatherhood and creating the artistic space he wishes he’d had with his show “The New Negroes.” This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS) and The Hilarious World of Depression.
September 24, 2019
Comedian, director, and host of Comedy Bang Bang Scott Aukerman talks with Andy Richter about his first public access program, launching from Mr. Show to Comedy Bang Bang and the founding of his very own podcast network, and behind-the-scenes scoops from the biggest episodes of Between Two Ferns. Later, Scott discusses his experience directing Between Two Ferns: The Movie and shares what he’s learned about juggling work and family. This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: THREEQUESTIONS), Morning Brew, Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), Bombas (www.bombas.com/THREEQUESTIONS), and Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/andy).
September 17, 2019
Actress Jane Lynch sits down with Andy Richter to talk about growing up the funny kid in Dolton, IL, being too classical for a Shakespeare company, performing together in The Real Live Brady Bunch, and coming out organically. Later, Jane shares what she loves about her living situation and what she’d like to direct in the future. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/THREEQUESTIONS)
September 10, 2019
Actor and comedian Scott Thompson sits down with Andy Richter to talk about having heart to hearts with his dad about concrete, his biggest childhood literary influence, and learning to look forward to retirement. Plus, Scott discusses the writing goal he aspires to most as well as his new podcast PTSDiva. This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: THREEQUESTIONS) and Away (www.awaytravel.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS).
September 3, 2019
Actor Dax Shepard talks to Andy Richter about being raised by a single mother, feeling the need to win every interaction, casting what-ifs, and the pitfalls of having a public marriage. Plus, Dax breaks down why he considers himself bad at picking what’s best for him. This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (HelloFresh.com/threequestions80 code: THREEQUESTIONS80), Betterhelp (betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), and Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet podcast.
August 27, 2019
Comedian and actress Nicole Byer chats with Andy Richter about knowing your therapist too well, special details to include in your will, and the little details that separate good and truly great actors. Later, Nicole talks about her future goals and shares some wisdom on self-love. This episode is sponsored by NHTSA, Betterhelp (betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), Bombas (www.bombas.com/THREEQUESTIONS), and Leesa (www.leesa.com code: THREEQUESTIONS).
August 20, 2019
Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan joins Andy Richter to talk about using comedy to survive being the youngest sibling, generational gaps and the importance of civics, his wife Jeannie’s inspiring recovery from a brain tumor, and more. Plus, Jim shares his thoughts on digging into a dramatic role with his his latest film American Dreamer. This episode is sponsored by NHTSA and Linkedin (www.linkedin.com/threequestions).
August 13, 2019
Comedian Joel Kim Booster sits down with Andy Richter to talk about controversial theater school productions, having his parents discover he was gay by reading his diary, and how he used live theater to launchpad into stand-up comedy. Plus, Joel shares the most helpful piece of advice he’s learned as well as the goalposts he’s building towards. This episode is sponsored by Service on Celluloid podcast, Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: THREEQUESTIONS), and U-Turn Audio (www.uturnaudio.com code: RICHTER).
August 6, 2019
Comedian Ron Funches joins Andy Richter to talk about forming a complete picture of their parents as adults, raising a son with autism, dealing with “fatness barometers,” and throwing vision board parties. Later, Ron shares self-improvement tips he’s learned with his podcast ‘Gettin’ Better.’ This episode is sponsored by U-Turn Audio (www.uturnaudio.com code: RICHTER), Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), and Leesa (www.leesa.com code: THREEQUESTIONS).
July 30, 2019
Comedian, actress, and writer Amy Sedaris joins Andy Richter to discuss Girl Scout-level ambition, what she loved about performing with Second City, and her fondness for rabbits. Later, Amy shares some of her entrepreneurial passions. This episode is sponsored by Service on Celluloid podcast and U-Turn Audio (www.uturnaudio.com code: RICHTER)
July 23, 2019
Actress, author, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik joins Andy Richter to discuss growing up working on the TV series Blossom, raising a child while in grad school, and the anxiety of live theater. Plus, Mayim looks forward to designing her own neuroscience curriculum and more as she shares what’s next for her after The Big Bang Theory. This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/threequestions), Drop (code: QUESTIONS), and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS).
July 16, 2019
Actress Natasha Lyonne joins Andy Richter to discuss working with Marlon Brando on Scary Movie 2, the difference between east and west coast therapists, and being more fit than people give them credit for. Plus, Natasha talks about her experience overcoming showbiz “soul sickness” and what’s next after Russian Doll. This episode is sponsored by Drop (code: QUESTIONS), Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), and Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: THREEQUESTIONS)
July 8, 2019
Actor, author and showrunner Abbi Jacobson joins Andy Richter for the series debut of The Three Questions with Andy Richter. They discuss Abbi’s upbringing in an artistic family outside of Philadelphia, the complicated process of discovering what’s best for you and the importance of finding your tribe. Later, Abbi shares what’s next for her (professionally and personally) post-Broad City. This episode is sponsored by Drop (code: QUESTIONS).
June 14, 2019
Host Andy Richter asks the same three questions to each guest: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned? These three simple questions, when answered honestly and thoughtfully, are enough to provide a pretty complete picture of who a person is. The answers are what Andy always wants to know about people. This will not be a one-sided process, as Andy won’t shy away from getting personal himself. Make sure to subscribe and stay tuned for the first episode July 8th. Also, please go to podsurvey.com/threequestions and take a quick, anonymous survey that will help us get to know you better.
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