The Olympics are in full swing, which means the world’s finest athletes are gathered from all corners of the globe to entertain me while I eat pizza. Thanks, Olympiads, I appreciate it.
Speaking of the world’s finest, I had a chance to talk pizza-shop with one of my favorite people on the entire planet, Mr. Scott Aukerman. Scott is a lot of things to a lot of people – a television personality, a podcast super star, a Mr. Show All Star, world famous media mogul…. and now, for the first time ever, a Pizza Pal! As a fan of “Comedy Bang Bang!” and all other things “Scott” it was a thrill of a lifetime to shoot the slice with him.
Scott is coming to Philadelphia next Thursday August 9th to bring Comedy Bang Bang to us, in what is probably going to be THE single funniest thing to happen to the state of Pennsylvania this year! He’s doing the tour with a menagerie of friends, and in Philly we’ll have James Adominian, Tim Heidecker and perhaps some “special” surprises…
So what’s Scott think about Pizza?? We’ll check it for yourself:
Pizza Pal Joe Moore: How much do you like pizza?
Scott Aukerman: I’d say I like my share. And my share is usually my four slices and one of yours.
PPJM: What is your favorite pizza place?
SA: Pasadena has THE BEST Pizza Hut. It’s a little out of the way, but IT IS WORTH IT.
PPJM: Which toppings are you into, or do you prefer it plain?
SA: I prefer cheese! Maybe it’s just me, but for me – without it, pizza is just bread and tomato sauce!
PPJM: What day was “Pizza Day” in your house growing up?
SA: Pizza day was whenever Mom couldn’t climb out of the bottle long enough to throw some Hamburger Helper in a pan. So Fridays.
PPJM: What is your favorite pop culture reference to pizza (music, tv, movies, etc…)?
SA: I miss the eighties, when you would call nerds “pizza face.” I never know what to call nerds now. “iPhone face?” Boy, modern society, huh?!
Wait a second… did Scott Aukerman just admit to being a Noid? Well get a ticket and ask him yourself Thursday, August 9th at 8PM!
Among non-pizza related news, Scott also mentioned:
– Earwolf is working on a Brian Posehn podcast!
– Between Two Ferns DVD – Look for it (hopefully!) this winter!!
– You can purchase live recordings of the Comedy Bang Bang Tour so you can listen to it ANYWHERE!!!
Alright “Pizza faces” that’s all from me. Now, wipe the grease out of your eyes and I’ll see you on the 9th!!!
Joe Moore is a comedy fan and sometimes-performer. You can follow him on Twitter (@TheJoeMoore).