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The Troika of Terror is a fun, lively discussion podcast delving into current events as well as the general delusions & foibles that vex humanity on a daily basis. There will sometimes be interesting guests & sometimes just comedian/actor/writer ANGRY BOB and a rotating selection of fellow NYC comedians. Includes a ton of real life storytelling from veteran NYC comedians as they pull back the flagstones of the seedy underbelly of comedy & expose all the wriggly weirdness underneath. There will also be tons of weird stories from growing up in the fun, decaying NYC that will entertain & amaze!!! Starring ANGRY BOB – a veteran NYC comedian who's been on NBC's Last Comic Standing, HBO's Bored To Death and TVLand's The Jim Gaffigan Show – and has also been seen on CNN, MSNBC and FOXNews' Red Eye performing political comedy and satire. Angry Bob has also been heard on the Opie & Anthony radio show and has performed at comedy festivals and comedy clubs nationally.

The Troika of Terror is a fun, lively discussion podcast delving into current events as well as the general delusions & foibles that vex humanity on a daily basis. There will sometimes be interesting guests & sometimes just comedian/actor/writer ANGRY BOB and a rotating selection of fellow NYC comedians. Includes a ton of real life storytelling from veteran NYC comedians as they pull back the flagstones of the seedy underbelly of comedy & expose all the wriggly weirdness underneath. There will also be tons of weird stories from growing up in the fun, decaying NYC that will entertain & amaze!!! Starring ANGRY BOB – a veteran NYC comedian who's been on NBC's Last Comic Standing, HBO's Bored To Death and TVLand's The Jim Gaffigan Show – and has also been seen on CNN, MSNBC and FOXNews' Red Eye performing political comedy and satire. Angry Bob has also been heard on the Opie & Anthony radio show and has performed at comedy festivals and comedy clubs nationally.
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The Troika of Terror is a fun, lively discussion podcast delving into current events as well as the general delusions & foibles that vex humanity on a daily basis. There will sometimes be interesting guests & sometimes just comedian/actor/writer ANGRY BOB and a rotating selection of fellow NYC comedians. Includes a ton of real life storytelling from veteran NYC comedians as they pull back the flagstones of the seedy underbelly of comedy & expose all the wriggly weirdness underneath. There will also be tons of weird stories from growing up in the fun, decaying NYC that will entertain & amaze!!! Starring ANGRY BOB – a veteran NYC comedian who's been on NBC's Last Comic Standing, HBO's Bored To Death and TVLand's The Jim Gaffigan Show – and has also been seen on CNN, MSNBC and FOXNews' Red Eye performing political comedy and satire. Angry Bob has also been heard on the Opie & Anthony radio show and has performed at comedy festivals and comedy clubs nationally.

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English


Episodes

TOT Ep #43 - Comedians HOWARD FELLER & BOB BELL join AB for Talk & Fun!!

7/20/2018
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Regulars Bobell and Howard Feller join ANGRY BOB to discuss a host of myriad of fascinating things: Speculation about future guests • Time travel talk; where/when we would go • NYC traffic jumps the shark; construction too • Politically incorrect acting parts • Awkward reigns: Bobell goes to the bathroom, Howard orders, AB is unclear about recording • Bobell pines for some good public bathroom stories; the gang weighs in; AB of course has a horrifying offering • …and from shit we move to...

Duration:00:49:08

TOT Ep #42 - Special Guest Actor Writer Film Maker BRUCE SMOLANOFF from HBO's The Sopranos

5/31/2018
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TOT welcomes guest actor/writer/film maker/performer Bruce Smolanoff!! AB laments the “new” Brooklyn • Howard Feller reports recent activities • Bruce tells of his acting turn on HBO’s The Sopranos • The Process: face masks and auditions • AB, of course, has his own audition story • Howard counters with his brief meeting with Woody Allen • More Sopranos talk • Bruce in LA working the craft; gets rewarded by playing a clown on MTV • AB loves acting because they treat him nicely and feed...

Duration:01:03:43

TOT Ep #41 - Special Guest JONATHAN AMES - writer of You Were Never Really Here & More!!

4/6/2018
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Troika of Terror is proud to have a very special guest - live (on tape) from the Ludlow Hotel in NYC - writer/performer/producer/creator/artist JONATHAN AMES - at the moment of the release of a new film based on his novella, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE • we start by annoying people at the ludlow hotel • You Were Never Really Here - the film and book • differences between writing comedy and drama • the process of making the film YWNRH • the difference between producing movies and TV •...

Duration:01:03:39

TOT Ep #40 - Our favorite guest comedian HOWARD FELLER joins the fun!!

3/14/2018
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Our favorite guest HOWARD FELLER is welcomed back for another rousing hour of talk with the boys: AB pushes people around and they comply • Weinstein on PBS discussed • Howard’s brush with comedian Louis CK • …and AB admits he still likes Woody Allen • Todd asks the group about Trump’s steel tariff…something of an answer is offered up • …and more Trump talk • more “celeb” sexcapades are discussed • NY/NJ trail tunnel troubles • could Todd work for Trump?? • AB screams about the end of free...

Duration:01:05:27

TOT Ep #39 - Troika of Terror - Old School Troika: AB, BOBELL & TODD!!

2/5/2018
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Great new old school ep with JUST THE CORE TROIKA - Here’s just some of this ep’s hijinx: Bobell likes bobka; Todd amused • AB freaked out by all the Flu Frenzy while gang Jews it up • A vomit story leads to AB waxing nostalgic about good old New York City • …which leads up to talk of TRUMP, of course • Bobell discusses his own potential personal Brexit to CANADA • The AB/Bobell Canada Odyssey that never was • AB can even piss off Canadians • …and even Canada has a few problems • follow-up...

Duration:00:56:10

TOT Ep #38 - TOT welcomes special guest: comedian/podcaster Maryssa Smith!!

12/18/2017
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TOT welcome special guest Maryssa Smith - comedian and host of the popular podcast Big Talk & Brewskis • show starts with some technical difficulties • it’s noted that we’re back at our old studios • Trump’s latest “senior moment” • A potpourri of political punditry ensues • AB regales the group with his combination Meeting Al Franken At The SNL Studios/Don’t Try To Get A Writing Job In TV This Way, Kids story • more politics and AB tells how taken he is by NY states junior Senator • AB...

Duration:01:10:15

TOT Ep #37 - TOT welcomes special guest LIZ LORD!!

11/13/2017
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Special guest Actor, Improver & Comedian LIZ LORD - and the show goes thusly: improv is discussed, of course • we all agree Liz is just a very nice person • then a quick look at World War 1, with some faulty facts • and then the inexplicable jack hammering at 11pm begins • latest act of terror discussed, this time NYC again • and then depressed, we all go into Liz World • an uninvited guest interrupts but we quickly right the ship • back to Liz World • with a quick trip to Bobell-Land and...

Duration:00:56:14

TOT Ep #36 - TOT tapes LIVE at 2017 New York Comic Con!!

10/10/2017
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TOT taped LIVE at 2017 New York Comic Con!! The gang storms the Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC to greet the fans of Comic Con!! AB & Todd overwhelmed!! AB starts things off by complaining about the subway and apparently upper class living space construction on West Side, Todd needs a new mattress and maybe someone smoking crack on his subway ride • first interview with cosplayer dressed as the monster in Stranger Things • A Tale of Two Deadpools • met with the YuGiOh people and Todd...

Duration:01:02:57

TOT Ep #35 - The gang welcomes special guest: Elli The King of Broadway!!

9/19/2017
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The Troika is BACK, and with a BANG, as ELLI KING OF BROADWAY stops by and kvells with the bubbelas!! We learn on this very special episode: The origins of Elli’s name • Bobell has done karaoke??? • How Elli and AB met - doing a video for Facebook!! • …and AB played a bum, again!! • AB’s homeless portrayal really fools the NYPD, with less than hilarious results!! • Elli is also the King of Hamentashen!! • Discussions of “on the set” minutiae • the difference between the various hasidic...

Duration:01:00:06

TOT Ep #34 - The Return of Stacy Kendro and OJ SIMPSON PAROLE Talk!!

7/31/2017
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The gang is back with fave guest comedian Stacy Kendro as a myriad of topics are discussed, including the RETURN OF OJ SIMPSON!! Lots of stories involving The Juice and his impending release on parole • AB impressed the OJ still wacks off • Bobell weighs in while AB admits he’s still an OJ fan • the gang shares their “where they were when they heard the verdict” stories • OJ still dominates the nightly news • will smartphone “bots” be the new “Big Brother”?? • Bobell’s living conditions...

Duration:00:44:52

TOT Ep #33 - Special Guest: Actor & Facial Hair Aficionado JEFF STACHE!!

6/26/2017
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We’re back with a great guest - actor, artist and facial hair aficionado: JEFF STACHE - Jeff joins the regular gang as the following is discussed: AB and Jeff’s status as alumni of NYC’s famed Stuyvesant HS • Trump trumps climate change • the Katz’s Deli Incident: AB “assaulted” for not moving quick enough (but still enjoyed his noblewurst!!) • Stuy High reminiscence - the good, the bad and the ugly • AB recalls a great teach he had and connected with: late writer Frank McCourt • AB...

Duration:01:04:29

TOT Ep #32 - Special Guest: The Steamroller of Comedy, Rich Carucci!!

5/23/2017
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After a quick break for Lent, the TROIKA OF TERROR IS BACK - and with a vengeance, and a great guest - the Steamroller of Comedy: Mr. Rich Carucci!! A great comic, all around fun guy and personal friend to the TOTsters, Rich comes on to regale us with so many great tales in his amazing life! Reminiscence takes a back seat to Bobell’s gangrenous toe • …and then the mic breaks!! • …and then we soldier on with an iPhone!! • Back to the Bobell Toe Fiasco • …and now we begin with Carucci...

Duration:00:53:25

TOT Ep #31 - Comedian, Performance Artist & Political Activist RENO is guest!!

4/14/2017
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TOT welcomes the legendary comedian, actor, performance artist and political activist RENO!! On this great show: AB forgets what car Reno drives and who’s President • Will Obamacare survive Trumpzilla?? • AB goes on about his “ties” to lesbian community…again… • AB: Champion of the Downtrodden!! • Reno discusses her NYC roots • Finding her biological mother and the aftermath • AB goes wishy-washy • Bannon: Just scary or just REALLY scary?? • Todd finally shows…polite applause ensues • More...

Duration:01:13:18

TOT Ep #30 - Comedian and all around fun person STACY KENDRO drops by!!

3/30/2017
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Stacy Kendro joins us again for more zany fun - the discussion includes: AB upsets Stacy with a racy metaphor • My Little Pony “Bronies” discussed • Stacy disturbed by demeanor of young comic • AB disturbed by wine bottle wielding coffee patron • AB would never lop off his moobs - gateway to weird sexual adventures • roommate issues bemoaned • a little Trump talk • AB freaked out by proposed NYC “U” shaped skyscraper • AB reminisces about the Hellfire Club, goes into his legendary Plato’s...

Duration:00:50:56

TOT Ep #29 - Our Favorite Guest, Comedian HOWARD FELLER pays a visit!!

3/6/2017
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The Return of HOWARD FELLER!! The TOT boys and one of their fave guests tackle some of the biggest controversies of the day such as: the joys of unemployment • Howard on Trump • AB knows how to work the ‘Bucks • AB on the virtue of complaining • Todd on HBO’s Crashing • The big Oscar SNAFU • AB no fan of LA LA Land but loved Hidden Figures • more Oscar/movie talk • AB’s brain fails yet again • Bar comedy shows suck but prison shows are fun • news breaking about Sessions and the REDS •...

Duration:00:56:45

TOT Ep #28 - with Guest: comedian, film maker Joe Pontillo!!

2/20/2017
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Special guest this week is comedian Joe Pontillo - we discuss: the films of Joe Pontillo • Joe has a podcast, too! • Joe is on twitter as well! • Todd was a Mets mascot?? • Joe hates steak but has a great Road Gig Horror story!! • Angry Bob pisses off a booker…again!! • Todd on HBO’s new show Crashing!! • Having an extra on the set is weird • Bobell relieves himself • Joe will be on Gotham Comedy Live • Will Bobell do another Fringe Festival this year?? • And now some Trump Talk • Trump is...

Duration:01:02:00

TOT Ep #27 - Guest Dean Haspiel - Comic Book Artist from The Red Hook & HBO's Bored To Death

2/6/2017
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In this episode we’re excited to have as guest comic book artist and creator of The Red Hook - Dean Haspiel as well as guest “terrorist” Stacy Kendro - Dean’s and Angry Bob's association origins discussed • Angry Bob digresses on his encounter with legendary comic book writer Harvey Pekar • Great live shows that encouraged Stream-Of-Consciousness performers reminisced over • AB & Stacy both love comic Judy Tenuta and more of the “greats” are discussed • How Dean met writer and Bored To...

Duration:01:04:44

TOT Ep #25 - The Gang talks to guest - comedian Daniel Crow!!

1/13/2017
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The boys welcome guest Daniel Crow - comedian and part-time dog whisperer! This week many subjects are tackled such as: Is Crow his real name? • Bobell & questionable dental practices • AB recounts a horrible tale of his mutant childhood teeth • More politics - Daniel is a Bernie man • Ugly current events discussed and social media’s impact • AB upset with all the violence these days but does he have a blunderbuss??? • More Trump talk - duh!! • Todd no fan of Chuck Schemer, AB likes him!!...

Duration:00:56:26

TOT Ep #24 - A VERY TOTMAS HOLIDAY SHOW!!

12/23/2016
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A VERY TOTMAS HOLIDAY SHOW!! Yep, it’s the end of 2016 and the holiday season, and the boys end the year on a miserable note with musings in Angry Bob’s car: discussing our xmas party in a great German restaurant • 2016 - worst year ever?? • The dawn of TRUMP • Trumptime stories - Todd encounters and angry old white guy on the subway with a gun!! • 2 guys pissing on street in front of us amuse and upset • Bobell’s Trumptime story involves verbally spewed hate in a popular NYC diner • The...

Duration:00:47:01

TOT Ep #23 - Comedian Actor Film Maker & Provocateur MATT NAGIN!!

12/9/2016
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We have as a guest the wild and wacky MATT NAGIN - comedian, actor, film maker, provocateur extraordinaire - and what an episode it is!! We discuss Negan or Nagin?? • The fun of fucking with an audience • How AB almost lost a comedy room • Doing the Edinburgh Fringe Festival • Sex in Scotland and other tales of inebriated debauchery • How AB ruined a cashmere sweater • Matt regales us with a Road Gig Nightmare tale • THE LEGENDARY MARLO THOMAS STORY • Matt Nagin - King Of Reality TV • What...

Duration:00:53:00