'What are we allowed to laugh at?' with Matt Walsh of Veep

'What are we allowed to laugh at?' with Matt Walsh of Veep

'What are we allowed to laugh at?' with Matt Walsh of Veep

The Man Enough Podcast - September 26, 2022 - 59:04

Comedian, UCB Founder and two-time Emmy Nominee from HBO’s Veep, Matt Walsh, helps answer the question, ‘when is it okay to laugh?’ We speak with Matt about pandemic hobbies, fathering gay and non-binary children, giving comedians space to learn from their mistakes and how men use comedy to hide vulnerability.About Matt Walsh: Matt Walsh is a two-time Emmy-nominated actor from HBO’s award-winning comedy series Veep. He can be seen in the recently released “Unplugging” co-starring with Eva Longoria. He also just finished co-hosting season one of the comedy panel show “Would I Lie To You” on the CW. He is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade sketch comedy troupe, with which he co-starred in the original television series and the 2015 reboot.In addition to his film and TV work, Walsh is a charitable founder of Open Book with his wife Morgan. The charity donates LGBTQ affirming books in public elementary schools around the country. He also hosts an annual charity golf tournament called the Turkey Bird Classic, which benefits Defy Ventures, an organization that helps formerly incarcerated men and women.New episodes every Monday 🎙️ The video version of every episode and bonus features will always be available on the @wearemanenough YouTube channel ( https://youtube.com/WeAreManEnough ) and at https://ManEnough.com/podcast The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company.SHOW NOTES01:40 - Host intro 04:47 - Introducing Matt Walsh07:21 - Raising chickens during the pandemic 10:17 - Monkeypox - what are we allowed to laugh at?20:14 - Gender and the younger generation33:39 - Awards are less important to Matt than the impact he makes 38:52 - What comedy does for the world 43:45 - Men use comedy to mask vulnerability and other topics that comedy doesn’t necessarily want to touch 54:42 - What does it mean to be man enough?JOIN THE MAN ENOUGH COMMUNITY: https://instagram.com/wearemanenough https://tiktok.com/wearemanenough https://twitter.com/WeAreManEnough https://facebook.com/wearemanenough https://youtube.com/WeAreManEnough Subscribe to the Man Enough newsletter for behind the scenes, updates, sneak peeks of new episodes, and positive masculinity content: https://manenough.com/newsletterRead the Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/booksPre-Order the Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com MATT WALSH LINKS: https://www.instagram.com/mrmattwalsh https://twitter.com/mrmattwalsh Matt Walsh Interviews: https://www.earwolf.com/person/matt-walsh/ FOLLOW THE HOSTS:Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ SPECIAL ADVERTISER OFFERS FOR YOUTurning Points PodcastCheck out season 2 of Turning Points: Navigating Mental Health. The first episode features Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo. A podcast from Point32Health in partnership with Boston Globe Media. Available wherever you get your podcasts.#cancelculture #trans #nonbinary #monkeypox #comedy #comedians #fatherhood #parenting

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