Comedian Jay Mohr and a rotating cast of his hilarious friends regale you with tales and conversation covering every topic imaginable on his podcast Mohr Stories.
Following an impressive filmography, Jay’s favorite project he’s ever worked on has been developing his “Mohr Stories” podcast. I started listening to the podcast last year and have enjoyed about 50 episodes thus far. He is now approaching his 100th episode.
He’s entertained a wide assortment of guests–ranging from Rufus Wainwright and Charlie Sheen, to his own priest and fellow podcasters Marc Maron and Adam Carolla.
Shira Lazar interviews Jay Mohr about his podcast Mohr Stories
“I never would’ve thought that in the age of, you know, post-Kardashian world that people’s appointment listening and viewing would be me and my friends talking in my garage,” Jay remarks of the Internet platform.
So, how would he describe his own show? “It’s if you and your friends smoked a joint and drove to Vegas and like that deep, deep conversation you get as you pass through Zyzzyx,” he says. “It’s that without the joint.”
Comedian Jay Mohr takes questions from fans about his podcast, Mohr Stories, working as a stand-up comedian and the worst moment of his career.
Jay Mohr calls his podcast, “Mohr Stories,” his favorite thing that he’s ever worked on.
Hear him talk about the show’s impending 100th episode, why comedians love chatting with him in his garage and the stories behind booking some of his biggest guests.
Also, Jay talks about playing more nice guys, the possibilities of returning to television, his first major role in “Jerry Maguire” and even the least favorite moment of his Hollywood career. PLUS hear lots of great questions from fans, courtesy of co-host, Brett the Intern!
Podcast Review: Mohr Stories by Christian Krauspe
Jay Mohr is someone you probably have very strong feelings about whether you know it or not. You’ve seen him in Jerry McGuire, Gary Unmarried, SNL or as the host of Last Comic Standing. You either love him or hate him. Or, for a few of you – you love to hate him. But he sure can be a funny f*cker. In any case, his podcast, “Mohr Stories” is something that might be worth your time.
Mohr Stories sample episode – Jay Leno
The show features some great stories from the world of movies, comedy, and sports. In addition, Jay has some delightful guests from the realm of comedy join him on the mic like Tom Segura, Colin Quinn, Jim Jefferies, and Dave Attell. There really has yet to be a disappointing episode, with the exception Eric Roberts forgetting the name of the character he played in The Dark Knight. But, the guy’s Eric Roberts – he can do that, I guess.
What else are you really looking for? Sports fan? Check out the podcast. Want to know what Tom Cruise is like on the set? Check out the podcast. Want to know how much of a b*tch Jennifer Aniston can be? Want to hear endless Pesci, Walken, and Tracey Morgan impressions? Want to slowly but surely start to take Jay Mohr’s ideas about sports and pass them off as your own? Check out the podcast.
It’s free every Thursday on iTunes and it clocks in around a little over an hour. Perfect for a workout or drive to work. Also, there’s plenty of great back-episodes to catch up on.
Mohr Stories sample episode – Marc Maron
About Jay Mohr
The multi-talented Jay Mohr’s career has spanned over two decades. He first walked on stage to do stand-up comedy at the young age of sixteen and quickly received audience notice with his dead-on impressions of Christopher Walken, Tracy Morgan, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Norm MacDonald and Ina Gartner from The Food Network.
Jay Mohr standup comedy
Most recently Jay starred on the hit CBS television series “Gary Unmarried,” where he solidified his talent on the silver screen. He also created, executive produced and hosted “Last Comic Standing,” which was on the air for six seasons. Other credits include “Action” and his role as Professor Rick Payne on the CBS series “Ghost Whisperer.” Mohr can soon be seen in the Warner Brothers thriller Hereafter opposite Matt Damon and directed by Clint Eastwood. The film follows three individuals all touched by death in different ways. It is was released on October 22nd, 2010.
He landed his breakthrough film role as a rival sports agent in the blockbuster hit JERRY MAGUIRE and followed that up in a touching good-guy turn in Picture Perfect Other film credits include Playing by Heart, Suicide Kings, Seeing Other People, Even Money, The Groomsmen, Pay it Forward, Street Kings, and GO, as well as comedic leads in King’s Ransom and Are We There Yet?
Mohr is also well known for his sports work as host of FOX Sports Net’s “NFL This Morning” and narrator of the award-winning “Beyond the Glory.” Additionally, Mohr executive produced and hosted the ESPN series “Mohr Sports” an original weekly comedy/music/sports talk hour and he continues to sell out venues across the country with his stand-up routine.
Mohr shares his hilarious stories of fatherhood in his second book titled No Wonder My Parents Drank. It is down and dirty tale of modern fatherhood told in an irreverent yet charmingly heartfelt voice. His first book titled Gasping for Airtime, published in 2004 was a darkly funny, brutally honest memoir of his two years in the trenches as a writer and featured performer on “Saturday Night Live.” Mohr lives in Santa Monica with his wife and son.
Comedian Jay Mohr Launches Podcast Network
The Hollywood Reporter by Andy Lewis
Fake Mustache’s lineup of interview, comedy and sports-oriented podcasts launches with an episode of “Mohr Stories” featuring Jay Leno.
Comedian and actor Jay Mohr (Last Comic Standing, Gary Unmarried) launched the podcast network Fake Mustache on Monday.
In addition to his Mohr Stories podcast, the network’s lineup includes The Crab Feast With Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson, Talking S**t With Jim Jeffreys and Eddie Ifft and a daily sports-oriented podcast, The Joe McDonnell Experience.
The podcasts are available on iTunes, at fakemustache.com and through a custom Mohr Stories app for Android and iOS, which is available at the Android, Amazon and iTunes app stores.
Mohr jumped into podcasting just one year ago when show his debuted on Kevin Smith’s Smodcast Network. It was an instant success.
Mohr was hooked on the combination of intimacy (he tapes the podcast in the garage of his Pacific Palisades home), mellowness (“just a couple of guys knee-to-knee talking”) and wide reach (“blows me away when I get e-mail from people in Australia or soldiers in Afghanistan”) that podcasts allow.
Smith let him out of his contract early — the “most amicable divorce in the history of Hollywood” — so he could try his hand at starting his own network.
Mohr’s revamped podcast debuted Aug. 6 with Jay Leno as the guest. Mohr says it’s a wide-ranging talk on the craft of comedy. He’ll continue on a twice-a-week schedule. The others also will be on a semi-weekly schedule, with McDonell doing daily duty.
The goal is to offer a varied lineup, not just have “eight comics on making jokes,” says Mohr. He’s looking to add dedicated podcasts about soap operas and pro wrestling.
Mohr says he’d love to get Savage Love columnist and It Gets Better Project founder Dan Savage to join the network.
He ticks off Rufus Wainwright (“I’ve got a bounty on him”), Lily Tomlin and Russell Brand as his top choices for potential guests.
Pepsi Max has signed on to sponsor Mohr’s podcast, which he believes makes it the first soda company to the sponsor a podcast. The others in the network have separate sponsors.
Mohr hopes to attract a corporate sponsor for the whole network, though he generously says he’d be happy if the individual podcasts got big enough to spin themselves off into their own networks. He promises to be as generous to them as Smith was to him.
Still, Mohr says there are broader benefits to podcasting. It has increased the audience for his stand-up shows; he hears the crowd making inside references to the podcast. In fact, podcast fans are so numerous in the audience now, Mohr’s thinking about how to better integrate the two going forward.