Spring Into Beauty Part 1 (with Deanna Cheng)

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The aunties are welcoming spring with a very special series called Spring Into Beauty! For the next few weeks, our guests will bring their favorite beauty picks to start the season fresh and dewy. To kick us off, Device Detective Deanna Cheng has her magnifying glass on the Droplette. Don’t be fooled by the avocado shape, the Droplette is serious tech. We’re talking MIT, stem-cell research serious. SuChin has been influenced by YouTubers and one young pop star, and they live up to the hype. Finally, Instagram saw it first: Kulap gives the backstory on a beauty device faux pas.

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Dr. Monica Band, SuChin Pak, Scott Aukerman, Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Kulap Vilaysack

SuChin Pak  01:30

Welcome back. Add to Cart everyone. As you all know, we’ve just finished our spring into beauty series. Our carts are full. Our wallets are completely empty. But our skin looks so dewy. You feel refreshed. Kuku. I know I know. We were complaining about the money we spent but but worth every penny, I think.


Kulap Vilaysack  01:49

Is it though, Su? I mean?


SuChin Pak  01:51

I hope so.


Kulap Vilaysack  01:52

I hope so. The tonnage, the tonnage ah, I hope our guest isn’t listening, the tonnage of makeup that is coming and has come to the house because of the series, which again, I do blame you. Okay, I blame you.


SuChin Pak  02:07

Okay Yeah, I take Yes, I take it, I hold it.


Kulap Vilaysack  02:09

I guess you I am refreshed. All my crevices have all been aired out disinfected by the sun, your favorite method of spring cleaning. Su.


SuChin Pak  02:18

Very true. So opening every window in our house and speaking of households today, we have a very, very friendly friend. I would say the the closest friend of the pod. Who is it Ku?


Kulap Vilaysack  02:33

Well, number one, he’s our podcast agent. But he’s also the host of the OG OG podcast, Comedy Bang Bang. He’s the director, producer and CO writer of Between Two Ferns, the series, the movie, The everything, and I wonder who could it be? Could it be could it be my honey? Could it be my sweetie? Could it be my sugar booger? Please welcome, Scott Aukerman.


Scott Aukerman  03:06

How much money did you spend on makeup? Is that what I’m hearing?


Kulap Vilaysack  03:10

Um, what is a.


Scott Aukerman  03:15

Business expense that that the business is paying for?


Kulap Vilaysack  03:18



SuChin Pak  03:19

Research research?


Kulap Vilaysack  03:23

I’d have to make money to for it to pay for something. So I don’t care, you know, TBD.


Scott Aukerman  03:29

So now you’re, you’re spending money to do this podcast?


Kulap Vilaysack  03:33

Well, I thought you knew that that has been the case for are we three years? How many years?


Scott Aukerman  03:39

I’m a bad podcast agent.


SuChin Pak  03:43

Well, to be fair, we keep a lot of things from use. Let’s just say the line goes real quiet. When we talk about how much we spent, you know, and then we bring you in when we’re like, let’s make let’s make the big bucks.


Scott Aukerman  03:56

Yeah. Okay. All right. All right. Well, hey, thanks for having me. Great to be on the show.


Kulap Vilaysack  04:06

Oh, honey, it’s so good to see you. I missed you.


Scott Aukerman  04:09

I missed you. When’s the last time we saw each other?


Kulap Vilaysack  04:12

Man maybe an hour hour and a half?


Scott Aukerman  04:15

I think I passed by your door maybe two seconds ago on my way to on my way to recording so.


Kulap Vilaysack  04:21

I missed it. I missed you.


SuChin Pak  04:24

Now, so much has changed in your guys’s household since we all last sat down? I mean, I don’t know we don’t have to spend too much time going into it but just how has it been? You know where six plus months in?


Scott Aukerman  04:37

I know I have a book. No. Oh, I thought you Oh, Oh,Oh,Oh.


Kulap Vilaysack  04:41

The other baby Scott. The one that you feed.


Scott Aukerman  04:47

Ah, that’s right. The other person I feed in this household, haven’t had to start buying her makeup yet.


SuChin Pak  04:58

Which come in?


Kulap Vilaysack  04:59

Oh me. shall inherit mine of course. Like talk about hows your daddy life.


Scott Aukerman  05:08

Dad daddy life is is good. It’s, you know we have a Nepo baby if if this is someone’s first time listening to the show Ku and I are married.


SuChin Pak  05:19

And if you’re doing your job right, I hope.


Scott Aukerman  05:22

Oh yeah,  it was really good we didn’t even have to have sex to get it, they.


Kulap Vilaysack  05:31

Not it Scott.


Scott Aukerman  05:35

Kulap went through IVF and I had drained my balls surgery,


Kulap Vilaysack  05:40

Which you fainted, which you fainted a little.


Scott Aukerman  05:43

I didn’t faint, but I definitely got the smelling salts. They didn’t do it in the pleasurable way that I expected them to.


SuChin Pak  05:54

The smelling salts or the ball?


Scott Aukerman  05:56

Both. I saw those videos of the milking machines. And I was like, Oh, this is gotta be fun.


SuChin Pak  06:03

Oh, you saw what’s gonna be fun. Okay.


Scott Aukerman  06:07

But no, it was not not such a good surgery. But yeah, it’s it’s good. It’s good around the house. She’s, She’s very cute. Which I guess nature makes him cute. So you don’t?


SuChin Pak  06:19

Not everybody gets that? Cute. You know that. Thank you. We’ve all been around. Some babies and all babies are precious. Absolutely. Oh,


Scott Aukerman  06:28

No argument for me on that.


SuChin Pak  06:30

No, but not all babies are that that cute? Like I it’s like when Ku posts. Uh, you know, people get violent in the comments. Like I have to tamp down. How angry it makes me because she’s so darn cute.


Scott Aukerman  06:45

She’s very cute. Oh, yeah. I mean, every day is different. You wake up and she looks a little bit different. So there have there been a couple of days where I’m like, Oh, you need to grow like a little bit before. Like she’s she’s grows wider one day, and then it’s like, okay, then the next day she grows taller. She gets a little taller. It’s like, okay, you even out there. But.


Kulap Vilaysack  07:07

Really almost like, every three days we go. She grew right. She’s different than last night. Like


Scott Aukerman  07:14

She looks different this morning than than yesterday. I have to say, I noticed that when I got her this morning. It was like, oh, okay, you’re different. Um, yeah, that’s good. I mean, we have 17 and a half more years.


SuChin Pak  07:29

If you’re lucky. She’s not a deadbeat. You know, like, I am like, I look at my kids. And I’m like, I gotta really hunker down for like, a 33 year stretch, you know?


SuChin Pak  07:41

I love these kids. But I don’t know so many test scores. You know, anyway, that’s this is not about me.


Scott Aukerman  07:41

Oh, really?


Scott Aukerman  07:48

Yeah, test scores. That’s yeah.


SuChin Pak  07:50

Yeah, I mean.


Kulap Vilaysack  07:51

She’s eating. She’s trying solids maybe is the best way of putting it at this time. That’s where we’re at. And it’s it’s, it’s a new it’s a new era.


Scott Aukerman  08:03

She’s eating solids and pooping liquids. So we’re, I don’t know how that works. I thought. I thought you were on the


SuChin Pak  08:11

Same page.


Scott Aukerman  08:12

Exactly. Every day is a new challenge. And you know, she’s podcast royalty, of course, obviously.


Kulap Vilaysack  08:21

Yeah. Without saying.


Scott Aukerman  08:23

Yeah. Because.


SuChin Pak  08:25

Next week. Yeah.


Scott Aukerman  08:27

Actually, now I thought about it, that we have new podcasts, royalty. Nepo babies out there because I noticed Michelle Obama has a podcast now. And of course, you know, Barack has his with Bruce Springsteen. So their two kids are now podcast royalty babies as well. And they have a jump on it. I mean, they could probably start their own podcast so I mean, me really has to catch up to get one going.


SuChin Pak  08:49

Yeah, she got it. She’s got to even out stretch out and stretch long. Yeah. And when she starts though, you know, it’ll be on CBD world.com.


Scott Aukerman  08:59

Or limonada.


SuChin Pak  09:03

Smokin, like the best agent in the biz.


Kulap Vilaysack  09:08

Scotty, let’s start off with like a big Add to Cart. You’ve got a book coming out?


Scott Aukerman  09:16

Yes, I have. I believe, I will be in the Library of Congress very soon.


Kulap Vilaysack  09:22

Wait, does that happen automatically? Or are you invited into that?


SuChin Pak  09:29

Planted on it? He’s playing.


Scott Aukerman  09:30

I assume there’s an invite. It’s sort of like the Met Gala. Right?


Kulap Vilaysack  09:34

Which you’ve never been invited to. So how will you.


Scott Aukerman  09:37

I think this book is gonna turn that around though? I really do. I’m an author now. The Comedy Bang bang the podcast. The book is the title of it. I have a copyright here. I’m holding it up to the camera. And.


SuChin Pak  09:50

Look at that art. It’s a gorgeous cover, by the way.


Scott Aukerman  09:54

Gorgeous cover. There’s art all throughout it done by various different artists. So And yeah, it’s it’s basically if people don’t know what Comedy Bang Bang is, it’s the podcast that I do. And I’ve been doing it for 14 years. And it is essentially a show where I’m myself, I’m the host. And then we usually have on a celebrity guest. Both of you have have filled that seat. You shared the seat too, which is very straight. We had enough chairs. It was very strange, but you both want a.


Kulap Vilaysack  10:27

Very small, she’s like a little shrimp. She’s like to lap the lap. Yeah.


Scott Aukerman  10:31

That’s true. And then we also have comedians on playing fake people. And over the 14 years, there have been comedians playing the same fake people the entire 14 years. And then new new characters come along. And so this is a book that is a collection of pieces by the characters. So there are written pieces, there are games, posters, lists of just various ephemera that the characters would have created. And, yeah, we’ve been putting it together for a couple of years at least. And it’s finally coming out here at the end of April.


Kulap Vilaysack  11:11

For our listeners, like what was Paul F. Tompkins contributions to the book?


Scott Aukerman  11:16

So Paul, I believe Paul has the most pieces in the book. He has various things in here like an Andrew Lloyd Webber. That’s one of his characters he plays. The famous composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has a rap that he decided to write for Jesus Christ Superstar. He has a big chunky bubbles, who is a children’s entertainer that he plays who doesn’t play he blows bubbles for children’s parties, out of soup out of very hot soup. And there’s a newspaper review of one of his one of his performances. There are things like he has a character based on Bill Paxton, his character and Titanic. And who is a treasure hunter and it’s his tips for finding treasure. Yeah, a lot of different stuff.


Kulap Vilaysack  12:13

That’s amazing. And what is the host of Zouks Cubes? Jason Mantzoukas do in the book.


Scott Aukerman  12:20

Okay. Yes, Jason Mantzoukas. So as established on the podcast, Jason Mantzoukas is a character on the on the podcast, that a different person has been playing a man named Jeffrey character wheedies. And so it is he wrote a very long piece about his development of the Jason Mantzoukas character that he’s been playing now for 20 years at this point, I believe. And it has a headshot of him from his Jeffery character Wheaties days back in the past. And he just goes into a lot of detail about why he decided to go into deep cover essentially what she’s been doing for two decades.


Kulap Vilaysack  13:03

So this is like, Okay, it looks like I mean, this is this is an amazing extension of the comedy, Bang Bang universe. It’s a gorgeous book. It looks like a textbook. Sujan. It looks like a textbook.


Scott Aukerman  13:17

But not in a bad way.


SuChin Pak  13:18

Not not in a bad way.No. No, it’s substantial. I think there’s something also, you know, you have such diehard fans, right, that have been there from day one. I mean,


Scott Aukerman  13:31

Personally, they’re fans of diehard which.


Kulap Vilaysack  13:34

Which may not? Yeah, exactly. It’s still classic.


Scott Aukerman  13:38

Batman Returns.


SuChin Pak  13:41

So just have something like this to commemorate just all the years of like, silliness and fun. And I think it’s fantastic.


Scott Aukerman  13:50

It was also important for us not to just rehash what we’ve done on the podcast before, a few of the pieces in the early going we’re just kind of like transcriptions of things that that we’d already done on the show and and we made the decision early on that, that wasn’t going to work. We wanted it to be all new content. So stuff we haven’t done on the show stuff from the characters that that people have grown to love but new pieces, yeah, new pieces that they haven’t done before. So it’s just all new stuff. Plus, we have introductions by people like Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a, an introduction for the book, and Weird Al Yankovic wrote a rebuttal to his introduction. Tatiana Milani wrote an intro Bob Odenkirk Patton Oswald, Jack Quaid from Amazon’s the boys. It’s just a lot of great contributors. And I’m very very proud of it. I think you must


SuChin Pak  14:40

You must have like. You must have had so much fun editing it and putting it all together and collaborating or, so much fun.


Scott Aukerman  14:50

Have you ever tried to do this? Oh, yeah. Wait SuChin. You have a book.


SuChin Pak  14:53

No,I haven’t. I haven’t tried to do this. I didn’t. Yeah, I have an essay. Say I have an essay in a book, but I’m not editing it. But this is your world. This is your Baba.


Kulap Vilaysack  15:05

You have author Gravatar SuChin Pak. I’ve brought you that before. And you’ve been very angry at me. But look, Scott brings it up and I just don’t know.


SuChin Pak  15:14

Fake author Yes, I give fake author very well listen.


Scott Aukerman  15:18

Know it all vibes. And that’s not a slam that.


SuChin Pak  15:22

Not unlike your book looks like a textbook. That’s not a slam.


Scott Aukerman  15:28

Yeah, it’s great. And hey, if you know don’t take my word for their blurbs on the back of people who liked the book such as Paul Rubens and Zach Galifianakis and Adam Scott and Edgar Wright and Jon Hamm, and Tom Lennon and Gillian Jacobs and Jack Black. They all wrote on the back about how much they liked the book. So yeah, it’s it’s, we really wanted to do a book that was just purely comedy for the fan of not only the podcast, but for young, wannabe comic and writers out there who are looking for something just to make them laugh, and also to sort of study and teach them about comedy a little bit.


Kulap Vilaysack  16:04

So like a textbook, why?


Scott Aukerman  16:06

Oh, also, there’s a, there’s a big section in the back. That will appeal to limonada fans. Should I talk about the Stephanie Wittels Wachs, she was kind enough to loan us her brother’s phone that she still had, which we have for those of you who don’t know, Harris Widow’s was on our show a lot during the first decade before he passed away. And she plumbed the depths in the recesses of that phone and got everything out of his notes app for us. And so we are publishing a comprehensive list of all of the jokes he would write in his phone all day.


Kulap Vilaysack  16:54

That’s so amazing.


SuChin Pak  16:55

I got goosebumps when you said that. Like, let’s just just the whole how that whole process came? No, it’s just so I don’t know, I just.


Scott Aukerman  17:04

She was kind enough to do that. And so that’s a special section as a tribute to him in the back. So yeah, it’s, there’s a lot of stuff.


Kulap Vilaysack  17:12

That’s amazing. Scott, can you pick up the book again, and then go to special? Thanks. And if you could read it?


Scott Aukerman  17:17

I don’t know. I don’t know.


Kulap Vilaysack  17:17

If I mentioned if you could read that into the mic.


SuChin Pak  17:22

Like this did. Did you write it?


Scott Aukerman  17:25

I can’t find this page that you’re talking about. But but there is a table of contents.


SuChin Pak  17:31

Back towards the back though.


Scott Aukerman  17:34

Right now. I’m midway through the book. I can’t quite find it, but.


Kulap Vilaysack  17:37

Okay. All right. Okay, well.


Scott Aukerman  17:39

The direct middle.


SuChin Pak  17:41

That we can.


Kulap Vilaysack  17:42

I pointed out that it was at the end, but we’ll move on. But that’s fine. That’s fine. That’s I’m fine.


Scott Aukerman  17:46

On page three. Is it there?


Kulap Vilaysack  17:48

No, no, where are you? Okay, let’s move on. Let’s move on.


Scott Aukerman  17:51

By the way, I should mention this book is only 10 pages.


SuChin Pak  17:56

All those years?


Scott Aukerman  18:17

It’s 30.


SuChin Pak  18:45

Best, the best.


Scott Aukerman  18:55

It’s $30. But you only get 10 pages so I apologize.


Dr. Monica Band  19:06

And one of those is special things.


Scott Aukerman  19:12

Well, most of them are special. This it’s too hard to make a book.


Kulap Vilaysack  19:19

Well, Scott, let’s talk about another book that you added to cart. Susu we were talking about me before, what what book they think there’s a book you wanted to recommend?


Scott Aukerman  19:30

Yeah, we got this book for Eme. It’s called not all sheep are boring. We’ve been given a lot of children’s books that, you know, we try to read me a book at night every night, if you can believe it. And, and it’s storytime and I’ve been noticing that a lot of the books that people write these days I remember reading books when I was a kid and they were always fun. It was always like you know stoked the imagination. And now, all these authors, these lunatics who are writing books now, they’re doing it to, to intentionally try to make the parents cry while they’re reading them out loud. Which is like, you know, it’s all stuff like, You’re a very special gift from the heavens above. We love you so much. And it’s just like, Come on, man. I just want to read a story about pirates or something. So I’ve cried so many times. Well, yeah.


Kulap Vilaysack  20:31

Bugs, I’m like, what?


Scott Aukerman  20:33

Knock it off authors. So so this is a fun book. This is this was written the words are by Bobby Moynihan, who is a Comedy Bang, Bang guest. He was used to be on Saturday Night Live, you would remember him from playing drunk uncle and he also writes stuff for the Comedy Bang Bang book. And the pictures are by Julie Rowan-Zoch. If I’m pronouncing that correctly, or Zoch and it’s fun, it’s all about basically it’s a book about how when people count sheep to try to go to sleep that’s because they’re boring, but not all sheep are boring. And it lists a whole bunch of really fun sheep that that are not boring at all. So it’s a very fun book and will not make you cry, but will hopefully make your little one go to sleep.


Kulap Vilaysack  21:27

Honey, you’re not boring. You’re so not boring. Let’s move away from books. Let’s get into your cart.


Scott Aukerman  21:33

I never said I was boring. We were talking about cheap.


Kulap Vilaysack  21:37

Did you say that out loud.


Scott Aukerman  21:42

I didn’t think I was boring until suddenly you’re saying, no, no, I’m worried that.


SuChin Pak  21:51

Put it on the calendar.


Scott Aukerman  21:52

This podcast is over.


Kulap Vilaysack  21:55

Oh shit. He’s our agent.


Scott Aukerman  21:58

Not just this episode. I’m ending the entire thing.


Kulap Vilaysack  22:01

Oh, no. We have to cancel. Okay, Scotty, let’s start with the dance craze to CD reissue. What is this, my dear?


Scott Aukerman  22:16

Okay, so dance craze is, and I like music a lot. We have a show at CVB world called CBFM, where we just listen to songs and we talk about music a lot. So I’ve been collecting music my whole life. So this is a reissue of the soundtrack to a movie, they also are putting the movie out again on Blu ray. And it is a documentary and sort of performance of all of these early 82nd Wave ska bands. And with Terry Hall from the specials just passed away about a month ago. And ranking Roger from the English beat just passed away recently. It’s just a real vital document into a scene that not only is like really good music, but had a lot of political and societal implications at the time. I think if you watch the movie, Empire of light, which just came out last year, with Olivia Coleman, they go into it a lot. The main character not Olivia Coleman, that she has the romance with is very into this scene. And it’s all about how there was a lot of racism in Britain at the time. And how these bands all kind of came together under the two tone label width and two tone what that meant was it was represented by like checkerboard but black and white. All these bands had people of different races banding together to make this music. So it’s a really, it was a very vital scene that showed everyone in England Hey, you know we’re not going to be cowed by these racists and we’re going to stand up in stand together. And so a really important movie and a great soundtrack I think.


Kulap Vilaysack  23:59

And so you got the two CD reissue.


Scott Aukerman  24:03

Yes, just in imports, you can get it on Amazon. And it has bands like madness and the English beat and obviously the specials and select her and great bands like that to second wave ska.


Kulap Vilaysack  24:19

Second wave ska, this is my husband’s SuChin Pak. The the breadth and the depth of his music knowledge.


Scott Aukerman  24:27

SuChin you used to work for MTV, you know what I’m talking about?


SuChin Pak  24:31

Oh, yeah, especially when I was there to lots of second wave Ska talk. You know, I sit down with Britney Spears and she will go on and on about how the bad manners lit up fatty changed her life. You know, and I’d be like, Okay, enough.


Scott Aukerman  24:49

And that’s, Oh, that is not a reference that she just looked up online by the way she.


SuChin Pak  24:55

That’s pure memory right here burn.


Kulap Vilaysack  24:57

I mean, that was masterful Su like I have to tell you, I was you surprised me? You really surprised.


SuChin Pak  25:04

I have so many questions but we don’t have time for all. But this is give me one question. Okay, second wave. So like, is the first wave the original?


Scott Aukerman  25:14

First, the first wave is the original ska bands from Jamaica back in this 60s in the 70s. And then these bands from England, they were all from England. They basically loved those those records and they replicated that sound. And were part of the kind of UK punk scene. Elvis Costello famously produced the first specials record and it was all a bunch of like white and black people banding together to pay homage to this great music that started in the 60s.


SuChin Pak  25:47

See? Learn something Yeah. And it’s not from a textbook. I can sit here and learn the breadth and the depth.


Kulap Vilaysack  25:56

Professor Scotty boy. Let’s continue our education. This guy I’ve, I’ve complained to you. I’ve complained to Su. We’re just talking about CDs. And now let’s talk about a Blu Ray, Pink Flamingos criteria and Blu Ray.


SuChin Pak  26:13

Now, Now hold on a second in your household. Is it then just packages coming from Sephora and Amazon? Is that.


Scott Aukerman  26:22

It’s basically it’s CDs and blu rays. For me? Sephora for her.


Kulap Vilaysack  26:27

Yeah. Yeah, I just want to do.


Scott Aukerman  26:30

Occasionally we’ll mix it up and like, I’ll put some blush into the CD player. And she’ll wipe a CD on her face. But, you know.


Kulap Vilaysack  26:42

Most of the times, yes.


Scott Aukerman  26:43

The time. Yeah. Yeah. So this, this is pink flamingos. I This is a a Blu ray that I recently got that I kind of wanted to highlight because I think we had a really interesting discussion about it on one of my other shows called Scott hasn’t seen where.


Kulap Vilaysack  27:00

Scott has a lot of shows I don’t know if that’s clear isn’t CBD world. It truly is a university. He he but he holds up that universe he his shows are that..


Scott Aukerman  27:11

Yes ,The show is about movies that I haven’t seen before. And this was one that I always meant to see. And I think we had a really interesting discussion about it. If you haven’t seen it pink flamingos is John Waters. It’s, I believe his second film. And you know, it’s very shocking. It’s very campy, and we had Jake vocalist on the show who has been a John Water superfan since he was six years old, I believe he wrote a fan letter to John Waters, which John Waters called him on the phone. And was like, Are you REALLY six years old? And then they had a long conversation. And so they’ve known each other since then. So we had Jake J. Khan as a guest to sort of contextualize the movie for us. But also, we a talked a lot about camp and what it means. And we talked to Oscar Montoya, who’s a great comedian about exactly why we’ve spoken to him about camper on an earlier episode. But why this movie in particular and why John Waters means so much to the community. So it was a really interesting conversation, but also a really good movie, that if you’re a fan of this show, I know you’ll love it. I don’t know that. It’s not for everyone, but but it’s it’s a great transfer and I mean, my co host Sprague the Whisperer had to download a torrent illegally and it was a really bad transfer the criteria and version is beautiful.


Kulap Vilaysack  28:42

No honey, remind me for the 100th time is that we have the criterion streaming channel. Yes, yes. Why do we need a Blu ray?


Stephanie Wittels Wachs  28:51

Because they only put stuff up for like a month and then they take it down and they don’t put everything they put out? Yeah, I mean look we could have a long conversation about why physical media is still important in the streaming age but look at HBO Max taking down all you know all of these shows.


SuChin Pak  30:14



Kulap Vilaysack  30:14

Right? Yeah. Okay. All right. Let’s move on. Let’s move on.


Kulap Vilaysack  30:16

Let’s move on to a segment we’d like to call Add to Queue. Scotty you saw Lucky Hank on AMC before most people did.


Scott Aukerman  30:37

Yeah, lucky. Hank, is an AMC show. It’s it’s out. Now. I think a few episodes have aired. And it’s Bob Bowden Kirk’s follow up. Bob Odenkirk is my old boss from Mr. Show back in the 90s. And it’s his follow up to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. And it’s a really interesting show. Because it’s, and I feel like it’s not getting a really all that much attention. Mainly because it’s not like crime fiction, in the way that shows that are about, you know, Breaking Bad is obviously about the meth trade and has guns and everything. And shows like that tend to get a lot, a lot of attention. But this is a quieter show. That is actually very funny written, co written by Paul lieberstein of the office, about a professor, a literature professor, and it’s just more about life. And it’s just more about there are no guns in it. There are no bad guys. It’s very, very funny in the way that Bob is funny, but also has dramatic parts. And, yeah, it’s just a really interesting funny show that I feel like more people should be watching.


Kulap Vilaysack  31:49

When you went and saw like the premiere screening, I had never heard of it before. It’s like, it’s crazy that.


Scott Aukerman  31:57

I think people haven’t heard of it. And and I think there’s also a thing where, like you, you can kind of look at someone’s follow up to this, you know, a seminal show, especially with how quickly this came out after Better Call Saul as sort of like, oh, the network’s doing him a favor to do kind of a vanity project that may or may not be good. And I think it’s, it’s really, really well done. And I was like, how, how did Bob do such a great show just a few months after his other great show stopped. So see I yeah, I really feel like more more people should be watching it.


Kulap Vilaysack  32:32

Who else is in it?


Scott Aukerman  32:36

Oscar Nunez is in it from the office. And Cedric Yarbrough from Reno 911 is in it. He plays another one of the professors. The other co writer is from Silicon Valley’s as well. So it’s like a combination of like office in Silicon Valley type tones. And a lot of comedians are in it. And Brian Husky I think, is an episode two. And, and yet it also is a drama because you also have I can’t remember her name either. But from the killing.


SuChin Pak  33:06

The lead from the killing.


Scott Aukerman  33:07

The lead from the killing. Yeah, she’s, I’m gonna look it up. But she’s really, really great. And, and and offers, I think a little bit of gravitas. Mireille Enos. ENOS. She was killing.


Kulap Vilaysack  33:22

And she plays Bob’s wife, right?


Scott Aukerman  33:23

Bob’s wife. Yeah.


Kulap Vilaysack  33:25

That’s awesome. Well, honey, I don’t want to let you go. So I’m going to make you talk about all like your promotional tour for your book.


Scott Aukerman  33:34

Oh, sure. Yeah.


Kulap Vilaysack  33:35

The people where you’re going to be what? Like, it’s not just a book signing.


Scott Aukerman  33:40

Tonight, the 25th. I’ll be in New York. And doing a book really show that that show is sold out, unfortunately. But you could stand outside and talk to people coming out of it and have them describe it for you, I guess.


SuChin Pak  33:57

Non dear. Wait, so. So your book signing isn’t just, so it’s a show when you have guests? And?


Scott Aukerman  34:05

Yes, yes. Those Those will be shows. This Saturday, I’ll be at the Chicago humanities festival. Someone will be interviewing me and then I’ll be doing a signing afterwards. And then next month on the 11th May 11. I’ll be in Portland, doing some show. I don’t know what I’ll be a guest on someone else’s show. I think more of an NPR thing. I’ll be one of the guests on that show.


Kulap Vilaysack  34:30

So you’ll be away on my birthday?


Scott Aukerman  34:33

When’s your birthday again?


Kulap Vilaysack  34:35

Well, it’s May 11. I mean, we’ve been together for 20 plus years.


Scott Aukerman  34:38

What day did I say that? I was gonna be gone.


Kulap Vilaysack  34:40

You said May 11.


SuChin Pak  34:43

Exactly that day.


Scott Aukerman  34:44

Oh, you’re right. Yeah. Right on this Yeah. Right on the money. Oh, wow. Right.


Kulap Vilaysack  34:48

Weird money. Yes, we’re Yeah. Cuz I’m back. Am I going with you, Am I traveling?


Scott Aukerman  34:54

No, no, no, no, I couldn’t. I mean, I could have gotten them to pay for it. But I guess I didn’t think about and this is the first time you’re hearing about this, right?


Kulap Vilaysack  35:04

Yeah. Yeah.


Scott Aukerman  35:06

Yeah, that’s kind of be tough. That’s kind of.


Kulap Vilaysack  35:08

It doesn’t I’m not. It doesn’t sit well.


Scott Aukerman  35:12

Yeah. I mean, I can understand that. But you know, I’m gonna be getting a lot of applause,


Kulap Vilaysack  35:19

Huh? Will you bring me up? Well, I come up to garner, can I have some of those pauses? or whatnot.


Scott Aukerman  35:28

Did you do anything for the book? I mean.


Kulap Vilaysack  35:31

We, we go back, we open that. You open the book for the table of contents to that back and like why don’t you read out loud on my bed? special things?


Scott Aukerman  35:40

No, I’m looking at the table of contents. You’re not in here. Yeah, no, I don’t think you’ll come up.


Kulap Vilaysack  35:44

The way that you open the front. Try opening it from the back and just kind of see from the back what’s to be.


Scott Aukerman  35:51

We’re not in Japan, honey, we read from, from the left to the right, my dear.


SuChin Pak  35:58

This whole time, all these years you’ve been reading from the right to left now it’s all clear.


Kulap Vilaysack  36:05

Kulap has always read from the right to the left. And she’s always like this is a very weird book because this investigator on the first page figures out who killed the person.


SuChin Pak  36:16

And then you have to go back in time.


Scott Aukerman  36:18

The only play that she’s ever read that she liked was betrayal by Harold Pinter, she’s like this makes sense. That’s a joke. T hat’s a joke for the theater goers.


Kulap Vilaysack  36:26

For the future heads for the future.


Scott Aukerman  36:28

Heads out there the Pinter pauses, we call them that is a play of course that is told in reverse chronological order. Uhmmm.. What we’re talking about?


SuChin Pak  36:38

We’re talking about birthday May 11. Let’s go right back to that to that moment. Now, I’m not trying to let you wiggle out of this at all but if I do recall in years past, you know, Ku likes to have a celebratory birthday month Yeah, you know, and I’m sure Scott I’m sure I’m sure I’m sure when you book this You said you know what? This is on my, my, my dearest my baby blue’s birthday bought boy do I have a month of fun thing and gifts coming her way? She’s not even gonna remember and I got her you know that I booked.


Kulap Vilaysack  37:20

Because that’s one day and there’s 31 Days in May Correct?.


SuChin Pak  37:24

Correct. And I have booked every day with something delightful charming and expensive Yes. Is that what, is that what did I take your headline there from you.


Scott Aukerman  37:37

I just want to say May 20 I’ll be appearing on the love it or leave it podcast here in LA dynasty typewriter people can see that show live.


SuChin Pak  37:53

Listen, I know you’ve got your big romantic at heart You’ve got something something big for for birthday and first Mother’s Day I mean whoa what a what a month to celebrate and not miss one minute of.


Kulap Vilaysack  38:07

Also honey, less we forget it it’s also Asian American Pacific Heritage Month and that that is so important.


SuChin Pak  38:15

Yeah, he’s got a posted on that.


Scott Aukerman  38:18

That I know about that. I that I remember. I have already bought my tickets to Crazy Rich Asians and the Joy Luck Club and the other Asian movies that exist every single day.


Kulap Vilaysack  38:35

Tickets a Joyride.


Scott Aukerman  38:37

Shang chi.


Kulap Vilaysack  38:38

Scott You can be found at at Scott Aukerman no spaces, standards at all places. Now you only post promo stuff but that’s where people will find out about you know if he’s coming through to your town.


Scott Aukerman  38:53

Yeah, if and that’s the thing is you never know when I’m going to come through your town.


Kulap Vilaysack  38:58

I’d like to know maybe a little more of when you’ll be leaving town.


Scott Aukerman  39:03

Well, just check my check my socials, I’ll be I’ll be out of town in Portland on May 11. It seems.


SuChin Pak  39:14

Well, for now that’s on the calendar. We shall see. We shall see how it all shakes out.


Scott Aukerman  39:20

That is immovable.


SuChin Pak  39:26

Again, everything’s negotiable. It’s like waves in the wind. You know.


Scott Aukerman  39:32

How many how many books would you have to buy in order to make it worth it to the publisher that I don’t do this? They’re thinking because this this will be shown not only in Portland, but it will be broadcast on wherever they broadcast it. They’re thinking you know, it’ll move 2000 books or something. Okay, so want to buy 2000 books at $30 a piece.


Kulap Vilaysack  39:54

And by you, you mean you would buy 2000 books?


Scott Aukerman  39:58

And see this is the issue. I’m already paying for all the Sephora the comps.


Kulap Vilaysack  40:03

Yeah. What was that? No. Oh, yeah, I think my audio cache is that to share, Zoom turned off zoom turned on Sephora again.


SuChin Pak  40:13

it’s the Achilles Achilles heel of of of add to cart. God dammit. I gotta say one of the best ways to prepare for the warm months ahead is to find a great book to settle into. But you know, I sometimes get stuck with all the choices, which is why a book club for me is just key to discovering new titles.


Kulap Vilaysack  40:36

Totally. I loved COVID comic book club with Jason Mantzoukas and Scott, where we read graphic novels and now I’m so excited to tell you that limonada is partnering with Apple books to bring audiobooks to all its book club participants. So if you’re having trouble finding people in your friend group to motivate to meet once a week, the limonada Book Club has your back.


SuChin Pak  40:56

Plus, it is kind of nice because these are audiobooks so you can read while you walk, do your dishes, fold your laundry, whatever with your eyes closed with an omni Lux mask on perhaps even.


Kulap Vilaysack  41:09

And I am really excited to talk about limonada bookclubs Book of the Month for April. It’s a living remedy a memoir by Nicole Chang not only is this a great book to read, but super timely as we kick off our celebration of  A P A H M month, aka APAHM.


SuChin Pak  41:27

So living remedy is all about the strength of family bonds. Yes, these are messy at times. But in the end, I think we can all agree they’re enduring. And when the author has to process the sudden death of her father and then her mother’s cancer diagnosis during COVID. It really forces her to examine how do we relate to our parents, you know, what does home mean? And it’s such a personal but really informative exploration into all of the inequities I’ve talked on and on about this in our health care system. And and for that, and so many reasons this book really spoke to me. It’s a must read for anyone that has difficult relationships with parents. And that is all of us.


Kulap Vilaysack  42:13

You can listen to Nicole’s books and find all of our other Lemonada book club APR audio book selections by heading to HTTPS, colon, forward slash forward slash apple.co/Lemonada-book-club. So what do you want it? Does that make you happy mommy? Can I get a guest from daddy now?


SuChin Pak  42:43

Well, that’s all for today’s not controversial episode, I would say you know, exploratory episode, Scott’s book, Comedy Bang Bang, the podcast the book is out. Now. Of course you can find out wherever he’s gonna be. Whether it’s May 11 or other dates online and find this book wherever you get your books, but not your podcasts. Those are two different places. Sometimes you can find Comedy Bang Bang wherever you find your podcasts.


SuChin Pak  43:19

Well that’s it there’s more add to cart with Lemonada Premium subscribers get exclusive access to bonus content like where we give you an unfiltered look at the actual last thing we bought subscribe now in Apple podcasts.



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