Eleven Dubcast: Richard Lewis, by Way of Brooklyn and Hollywood, is Forever a Buckeye

By Johnny Ginter on September 20, 2017 at 3:05 pm
Comedian and Ohio State alum Richard Lewis

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One of the reasons why I like Richard Lewis the comedian is because he's spent his career as both a stand up and an actor capturing the kind of neuroses that I've personally never really been able to get away from. On Curb Your Enthusiasm, he's been an incredible foil to Larry David, but the fact that there's a guy from Brooklyn who graduated from Ohio State in the late 60s that I can relate to in my own incredibly staid Midwestern way ("I'm having a nervous breakdown, so I'm going to make sure the DVR is recording American Ninja Warrior and maybe check if my Tetanus booster is current") kind of makes me feel proud in a weird way.

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But, you know, that's putting aside the whole comedic genius thing, which is still pretty evident. In our interview with Lewis, Beau and I talk about what drew him to Ohio State and his memories as a student, an unfair smear of him by the university and his reaction, and holy hell one incredible story about taking Larry David to the 1996 Rose Bowl (it turns out exactly how you might imagine). The truncated version of our interview is featured in the Dubcast above, along with Beau and I reacting to the Army game and our look ahead to UNLV, but you can find the entire unedited 50 minute or so interview on our SoundCloud.

Don't forget to check out the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO October 1st, and if you can you should check him out on tour this fall. Also: football! And a quick snippet of Ask Us Anything (which you can do here), and if you would be so kind as to rate and subscribe on iTunes, that'd be great as well.

0:00- Beating Army was... pretty, pretty, pretty good. Not great. But good is better than bad, which is what the loss to Oklahoma was. We'll take it.

10:24- Richard Lewis! Aside from the Larry David Rose Bowl story, he brings the heat on a number of events in his life, especially concerning Ohio State and a really perfect piece of television that everyone should watch. It's about going to the bathroom.

45:30- Teams other than Ohio State played football last weekend, such as Michigan and Penn State. How about that? Also, some brief Ask Us Anything content (we'll get to more next week, no worries).

And that'll do it! Thanks as always to our sponsor, Safelite AutoGlass, Travis for our logo, you for listening and hitting up our Dry Goods store, and of course Richard Lewis for coming on and talking with us. We'll see you next week!

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