Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Open your hearts and loosen your butts! On Couples Therapy, real life couple and real life comedians Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman gab with their favorite actors and comics about their romantic pasts, presents and futures and answer YOUR relaysh Qs with all the wisdom two unlicensed entertainers can possibly contain! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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April 9, 2024 74 mins

We've enjoyed Lilan Bowden in tons of things over the years, especially Murderville on Netflix!, so it was a true delight to sit down with her for an hour and chat all things relaysh and therapy. And besides Murderville, surely you know Lilan from Shrinking, Andi Mack, and if you're like Andy, from an episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! the TV show and also from an episode of I Think You Should Leave! But on today's episode we get to kno...

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Tyrel Jackson Williams is in two of the best comedies of the last handful of years, Brockmire and Party Down, but waaaaay before those shows, Tyrel got his start as a child actor, playing a younger version of his brother on Everybody Hates Chris, playing one of Shirley's kids on Community, and tons of other things including the Disney show Lab Rats. We talk all about the how being a child actor psychologically screws with you, how ...

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The sequel to our 200th episode A Cavalcade of Stars, that's right, folks, it's our 300th episode 2 Cavalcade of Stars! We invited six of our favorite guests from the last 100 or so episodes plus a guest we've always wanted to have on before to chat for a short while and then each answer one advice question, and the result is a JAM-PACKED THREE AND A HALF HOUR EPISODE! (And let me tell you, listeners, the audio software we use to e...

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March 19, 2024 85 mins

The creator and star of the brilliant Hulu (by way of BBC3) show Such Brave Girls Kat Sadler joins us today, and boy oh boy are we glad we got to hang out for an hour with her! Not only is Kat's show great, but Kat herself is awesome, and we get into the time her therapist cried, mental health in the UK, the crisis that got her into therapy, dating, British comedy and SO MUCH MORE! PLUS, obvi, we answer YOUR advice questions! If yo...

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March 12, 2024 70 mins

This was our first time meeting Rashida, but OF COURSE, we knew her from Jury Duty, and of course you know her from that, as well as, as a writer on great shows like South Side and Sherman's Showcase, and in the future you will know her from the new Marvel series Ironheart! And on this episode, taped back on Superbowl Sunday, we get in DEEP about cis male insecurity and how that manifests in Rashida's dating life, which seems to be...

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March 5, 2024 84 mins

We've known Jes for a decade now, but on today's episode we get to *know* Jes! Of course, you, dear listener, know Jes as a stand-up, a writer for Our Flag Means Death, you've seen them in Crush, Love Life or Tuca and Bertie or perhaps you've seen their off-Broadway show Less Lonely or STARTING TODAY, doing a set as part of Hannah Gadsby's Gender Agenda Netflix special! And on today's episode, we talk about the romantic and existen...

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February 27, 2024 91 mins

We've admired Kay Cannon for years, both as a funny comedian and a cool person, and boy howdy, does she live up to both on today's episode! Now, you know Kay as a writer for 30 Rock and New Girl, as the writer of all three Pitch Perfect films and as the director of Cinderella and Blockers, but today we get to know Kay the human being! We talk about an eventful 20 minutes of therapy, being emotionally prefigured to deal with Ho...

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February 20, 2024 78 mins

Folks, if you haven't seen Monica yet, RUN, DON'T WALK to your movie viewing device, because today's guest Trace Lysette is the star, and it's a fantastic film! And surely you know Trace from Transparent or Hustlers or as a voice on a couple episodes of a show we dug a ton, Q-Force, but even if you don't, today, you're gonna get to KNOW her! We talk about crying in transit, dating 25-year-olds, advocating for oneself and so much mo...

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February 13, 2024 98 mins

Our friend Erin Whitehead joins us this week for a wide-ranging talk about the mating habits of snails, the dangers of black mold, and the time she dated a guy who lived in a warehouse. Plus SO MUCH MORE! Erin's the best, and of course you know her as the co-host of the amazing podcast College Town on Comedy Bang! Bang! World or from her improv group Wild Horses or, as I found out while googling her name for a picture for this epis...

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February 6, 2024 73 mins

Live (to tape) from a Philadelphia Marriott BonVoy, it's Dylan Adler! Dylan's on the road opening for Atsuko, but that ain't gonna stop him from joining us for an hour of fun! And of course you know Dylan from his stand-up, from being a writer on James Corden or as one of Vulture's Comics You Should and Will Know. But on today's ep, we look past the showbiz glitz 'n' glamour to find the REAL Dylan. We talk about how Dylan and his i...

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January 30, 2024 78 mins

Nina Oyama - stand-up, actor, writer, agent of chaos - joins us from Australia on today's episode, and baby, do we have a blast! Here in the States, you might know Nina from her stand-up for from Deadloch or Koala Man, or for our friends in Oz, you know Nina from all these things plus Utopia, Taskmaster and many other shows. And on today's episode we delve in deep into Nina's chaotic good life, how she's ended up in her first stabl...

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January 23, 2024 86 mins

We've loved Cory ever since we saw him in Gotham, and he absolutely stole the show in May December in a STACKED film, so when he said he'd be on the pod, we were THRILLED! And Cory doesn't do a lot of interviews, so we didn't want to waste the opportunity and got INTO IT! We talk all about how a lonely Christmas led to therapy, love vs. friendship, how therapy has changed his acting method and so much MORE! PLUS, obvi, we answ...

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January 16, 2024 75 mins

We're big fans of Allison's, so what a delight it was to have her on this week's episode! That's right, Allison Tolman, you know her from Fargo season 1, Mosaic, Good Girls, Gaslit, Shining Vale and so much more, and yes, she's as thoughtful and fun as you might have guessed! We talk all about her adventures in therapy and group therapy, being conflict adverse, the end of a long relationship and so much MORE! PLUS, obvi, we answer ...

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January 9, 2024 80 mins

It's our first guest of 2024, and we've got a real in-depth one for you with Jon Lovett! Obvi, you know Jon as the co-founder of Crooked Media (where you've heard Naomi guest on Hysteria and Lovett or Leave It numerous times) and as the co-host of Pod Save and host of the aforementioned Lovett or Leave It and honestly, Jon has too many accolades to list here. But if you thought you KNEW Jon before today's episode, you were WRONG! W...

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January 2, 2024 73 mins

In our new annual tradition, we're starting off 2024 with a solo advice episode! But first, Andy pitches a new IP universe, and listen, we realize we cannot copyright this idea, but if any HOLLYWOOD BIGWIGS are listening, hire us to write this! Plus, we answer questions about "harmlessly" taunting your colleagues, not fitting into society's ideals, boring neighbors and emotionally unavailable improvisers! If you'd like to ask your ...

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Back in July, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Couples Therapy, we decided to put on our first live show since the start of the Pandemmy™, OUTSIDE at Permanent Records Roadhouse, and we asked some of our favorite former guests to join us: Paul Scheer, Laci Mosley, Shantira Jackson and Nori Reed! And what a time it was! Find out how many therapists each of our guests see, hear Shantira discipline a heckler in real time, learn abo...

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December 19, 2023 74 mins

You've heard him on this very show before, you've seen his stand-up, you've heard his show After Hours on Sirius and his podcast Confidently Insecure, yes, that's right, today's guest is the incomparable Zach Noe Towers! Zach stopped by the Zoom Couch weeks ago while he was on tour to talk to us about whether or not he needs a therapist, his pitch for a casual sex murder mystery, whether or not he needs a boyfriend and so much MORE...

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You know that we are Covid-safe folks and advocate for a society that should take the Coco seriously, but there's so much propaganda, misinformation, ignorance and such around the Novel Coronavirus that we've found it very difficult to navigate the world in 2023 and know how to live in a way that protects us and others from a virus that can potentially fuck up your body permanently.


A bit ago, we said offhandedly in an intro tha...

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December 12, 2023 79 mins

We thought Sabrina was just the bee's knees in Joy Ride, so we had to have them on the show! And maybe you've seen them there as well or maybe you've seen their set on Netflix's Verified Stand-Up, but no matter what, you're gonna get to know Sabrina today! Learn about starting therapy in high school, some thorny family issues, how Coconuts is a store no 25-year-old knows about and so much MORE! PLUS, obvi, we answer YOUR advice que...

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December 5, 2023 79 mins

One of the few nice things about Los Angeles is that sometime you get to meet and become friends with performers you like, and Lauren is just the best! And surely you know her from her podcasts - Threedom and Newcomers - or TV shows like Good Girls, Orange is the New Black or Big Bang Theory, or movies like The Wrong Missy and The Out-Laws. Or even her other appearances on *this very show*! Regardless, today you will get to learn a...

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