janet's podcast guest appearances

Janet has been a guest on a wide variety of podcasts from the Nerdist Network, Earwolf, Maximum Fun, and beyond. If you enjoy the JV Club, please check out the other shows that Janet has appeared on!

 

2016 – present:

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins – #186 Hot Spring At A Discount Resort In Iceland (October 15th, 2018)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all of Detroit to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is musician and actor Christophe Zajac-Denek of Twin Peaks! Christophe chats about putting chewed up pieces of paper into light sockets when he was 5 to 7 years old, his “worst” first kiss, and playing drums in the band Mini Kiss at the AVN Awards. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set at a Hot Spring At A Discount Resort In Iceland. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins – # 185

In Line at a Delayed Lauryn Hill Concert: Live from Detroit (October 8th, 2018)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the beautiful crowd of Detroit to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is the proprietor of Mabel Gray, Chef James Rigato! James chats about recurring dreams that are significant to him, why goats are the hardest to raise and kill, and if given the opportunity, would he try human flesh. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set In Line at a Delayed Lauryn Hill Concert. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins –

#181 San Diego Comic-Con: Live from Philly

(September 10th, 2018)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the wonderful crowd of Philadelphia to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse owner Ariell Johnson! Ariell chats about what her first pet’s name was, all of her fish she had growing up, and why she’d prefer a cat over a dog if she were to get another pet. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set at San Diego Comic-Con. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Pod Against Evil

Interview with Janet Varney

(August 29th, 2018)

Nick chats with Evie Barret herself, Janet Varney. We discuss what it's like to play a vampire, how exactly wereponies work, and her new upcoming show "Fortune Rookie" on IFC

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Go Fact Yourself

Ep 16: Go Fact Yourself with Jonathan Ames and Janet Varney

(July 20th, 2018)

In this episode, we’ll learn about Jonathan’s experience with having his book transformed into a movie and why, for all his literary expertise, he still has trouble pronouncing certain words. We’ll also hear more about Janet’s involvement at the annual Sketchfest and why she enjoys talking to women about their awkward teen years. And both Janet and Jonathan wonder what Jodie Foster is up to while they are on stage. Is she watching TV with someone while getting a nice neck massage? We may never learn the answer to that question. But GFY listeners will learn other things by listening to this episode.

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The Super Group

2: The Sharpies (with Janet Varney and Hollis Wong-Wear)

(July 18th, 2018)

This week, comedian Janet Varney and pop artist Hollis Wong-Wear join Alex and Tawny to write a riot girl track about feeling lost.

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Bubble

Episode 4: Home Brew

(July 4th, 2018)

The first scripted comedy series from Maximum Fun, Bubble tells a tale that is both contemporary and otherworldly, as a small band of monster killers struggles to make ends meet and find love in a nightmarish version of the gig economy.

Van starts brewing his own beer and men with beards take notice.

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The Raindrop Corner

8. Janet Varney

(June 3rd, 2018)

Adventure alongside the Avatar herself, Janet Varney: the co-creator of SF Sketchfest, Host of the JV Club Podcast, actress in the FX hit show Stan Against Evil, and voiceover of Korra in The Legend of Korra (just to name a few). From the awesomeness of Jodie Foster and Steve Martin to the shift in relatable characters within the film/tv world, we explore the many nuances of the industry.

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Improv4humans with Matt Besser

#341 St. Lenox and the Pool With Lips

(May 2nd, 2018)

Musical guest St. Lenox joins improvisers Paul F. Tompkins, Seth Morris, and Janet Varney for this week’s improv4humans! St. Lenox plays a selection of songs that inspire scenes about a jingle karaoke bar, the ghosts of deceased authors, and law students with big dreams. Plus, they’ll visit a highly advanced kindergarten before following Janet through her high school reunion.

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Maybe It's You with Greg & Amiira

Janet Varney – The Allowance of Self

(May 1st, 2018)

Amiira and Greg are joined by the star of Stan Against Evil, Janet Varney, to chat about reaching next level comprehension and awareness in your relationship, the personal behavior revelations from watching the Crown, and the “Pillow Incident”.

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Fancounters Podcast

Episode 27 - Janet Varney

(March 9th, 2018)

Hosted by Nick & Elizabeth. On this week's Fancounters Podcast, we welcome Janet Varney! You would know her from her role as Korra on the animated show, The Legend of Korra. She can also be seen starring in Stan Against Evil! She is a co-founder of the San Francisco Sketchfest and host of The JV Club podcast.

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The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2

Chapter 4

(March 8th, 2018)

In this chapter, The McElroy Brothers ask actor, comedian, podcaster and voice over artist Janet Varney to help get them into Trolls 2.

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#154.5 Baskin-Robbins – Live from SFSketchfest

(March 7th, 2018)

As promised, Paul F. Tompkins releases the damaged audio from the 2018 San Francisco SketchFest featuring special guests Tony Hale, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Little Janet Varney, and Eban (only the best) Schletter on piano.

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#154 Baskin-Robbins

(March 4th, 2018)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes gigglers and laughers to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actor and comedian Tony Hale of Arrested Development and Veep! Tony chats about whether or not he would invite himself somewhere, the size of a party mattering to him, and not wanting to be sit next to strangers at a wedding. Then, they are joined by Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set in a Baskin-Robbins. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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The Big Ones with Maria Blasucci & Amanda Lund

This is Torture! / Janet Varney

(February 15th, 2018)

Today we welcome the wonderfully hilarious Janet Varney to the show to discuss whether torture is acceptable in dire situations! What will we decide?! We also talk about crazy pets and in-law issues! Thanks for listening! Catch up with @janetvarney on twitter and check out her podcast!

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#149 Yngwie Malmstein Concert - Live at the Bell House

(January 29th, 2018)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience under the roof of the Bell House in Brooklyn to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is humorist David Rees! David chats about which 3 celebrities he would recruit to his post-apocalyptic survival team and why, his time in a barbershop group, and his 3 second only in New York story. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set at a Yngwie Malmstein Concert. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#148 Wisconsin - Live at the Bell House

(January 22nd, 2018)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes clappers and wooers to Spontaneanation live at the Bell House in Brooklyn! This time out, Paul’s special guest is senior editor for The Daily Beast, Erin Gloria Ryan! Erin chats about whether she is excited for the singularity or if she’s terrified, not being allowed to watch sitcoms as a kid but did watch The Nanny, and her childhood memory of being mad at her dad for falling asleep during The Little Mermaid. Then, they are joined by improvisers Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set in Wisconsin. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Dead Pilots Society

Episode 21 - The Duolo

(January 11th, 2018)

In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Andrew Reich (Friends, Dead Pilots Society Creator) regarding a dead pilot he co-wrote with Ted Cohen called The Duolo. You'll also listen to a live table read of The Duolo, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#144 Airport

(December 25th, 2017)

Paul F. Tompkins wishes listeners a very Merry Christmas on Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are The WorkJuice Players aka Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, and Little Janet Varney. Everyone then shares which exotic pet they would choose between a Macaw, Tortoise, Boa, and Alpaca. Then, they all improvise a story set in an Airport. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Friend or Faux

18 – Janet Varney

(December 18th, 2017)

In this as-close-to-Christmas-as-this-show-will-get-before-the-holiday-break episode, the wonderful Janet Varney joins me to gab about podcasting, improv, our awesome dogs, reads an except of everyone's favorite demented children's book Tiny Tim, we play Doctor's Orders, and generally goof off! Woot!

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Hello From the Magic Tavern

Season 2, Ep 37 – Crone (w/ Janet Varney)

(November 27th, 2017)

We’re joined by a withered old crone that makes delicious baked goods and steals water.

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#140 Family Owned Bike Shop

(November 27th, 2017)

Paul F. Tompkins uses the sound of his voice to welcome listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Matt Besser of improv4humans! Matt chats about what his favorite ancient civilization is and why, the thrill of looking for shards in Santa Fe as a child, and the abandoned theme park Dogpatch USA. Then, they are joined by improvisers Craig Cackowski, Little Janet Varney, and Maya Deshmukh, to improvise a story set in a Family Owned Bike Shop. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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The Nerdist Podcast

Episode 920: Dana Gould and Janet Varney

(November 24th, 2017)

Dana Gould and Janet Varney chat with Chris about how dolphins and whales would talk to each other, getting trick or treaters on Halloween and how Janet is a good singer but never sings. They also talk about their early days of comedy, meeting their heroes and the new season of Stan Against Evil!

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Movie Crush

Janet Varney on Tron

(November 4th, 2017)

Actress Janet Varney talks with Chuck about the movie Tron and how much it means to her.

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Nerdist Writers Panel

#358: Stan Against Evil

(October 31st, 2017)

Live from Id10tfest, creator Dana Gould (The Simpsons) and stars John C. McGinley (Scrubs) and Janet Varney (Legend of Korra) look back on the show’s first season and look forward to the second which premieres November 1 on IFC!

Moderated by Nerdist’s Jessica Chobot.

Stan Against Evil theme is by Eban Schletter.

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The Nick Animation Podcast

EPISODE 46 - THE LEGEND OF KORRA CAST

(October 20th, 2017)

Earth. Fire. Air. Water. And a whole lot of elements of awesomeness in this episode with The Legend of Korra cast! Janet Varney (Korra), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami), David Faustino (Mako) and P.J. Byrne (Bolin) join Hector on a deep dive into their auditions, favorite memories and what it was like to star in one of the most inspiring toons of all time.

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Conversations from the Abyss

5) The New House

(October 15th, 2017)

Conversations From The Abyss is a scripted anthology podcast. What you’re about to hear is a conversation between two living things. Possibly.

This episode features Graham Elwood (Comedy Film Nerds, Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary) and Janet Varney (Stan Against Evil, The Legend of Korra.)

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Geekvibes Nation

Interview with Janet Varney

(October 10th, 2017)

Join us as we talk with Janet Varney who stars in IFC's comedy-horror hybrid Stan Against Evil (which returns for a second season November 1), and plays Becca on FXX’s You’re the Worst, which will return for its fourth season on September 6th. She is also known for voicing Korra in Nickelodeon's Legend of Korra. Janet hosts the popular The JV Club with Janet Varney on Nerdist Network. Additionally, she is a co-founder/creative director/producer of one of the largest and most acclaimed comedy festivals in North America, SF Sketchfest: the San Francisco Comedy Festival.

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Damn Dirty Geeks

JANET VARNEY AGAINST EVIL

(October 9th, 2017)

It’s Halloween at last, and we celebrate the season by handing out a bag full of thrills, chills and laughs with STAN AGAINST EVIL star, actress Janet Varney.

Janet found some time in her busy schedule — between Sketchfest in San Francisco, filming Season Two of STAN in Atlanta, and her recurring role in the sitcom YOU’RE THE WORST — to share her experiences with the DDG and we had a blast.

As we’ve asked of many podcast guests, Janet shared her own geek origin story growing up in Tuscon, including memories of forging her comedic perspective watching Steve Martin and Monty Python with her father. Yet Janet was a late starter in comedy, relatively speaking, despite being into acting at a young age, which leads to some surprising insights on her comedy-filled career.

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I Was There Too

#71 Catwoman with Janet Varney

(September 27th, 2017)

Actress and improviser Janet Varney joins Matt to discuss her role as Party Girl in the 2004 superhero film Catwoman. Janet tells us whether shooting party scenes are as bad as being at a party with people you don’t know, crying on the drive home at 5am, and running into someone from her childhood on set. Plus, we hear how Janet had to pretend to be invisible for a pre-read for the role of Invisible Woman in Fantastic Four.

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#131 Tommy Bahama Store

(September 25th, 2017)

Paul F. Tompkins slowly eases listeners into this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Arden Myrin of MADtv, Shameless, and Will You Accept This Rose! They chat about the last time Arden pretended to know something, just starting to tell the truth after realizing she was lying all the time, and learning some stuff way too soon from her sex-ed teacher. Then, they are joined by improvisers Maria Blasucci, Little Janet Varney, and Steve Agee to improvise a story set in a Tommy Bahama Store. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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The TV Dudes

Interview: Janet Varney 'Stan Against Evil' & 'You're the Worst'

(September 20th, 2017)

Les got to interview actress Janet Varney, star of the IFC comedy 'Stan Against Evil' and FX comedy 'You're the Worst', about working on both shows, how improv plays a role in her career, and roles she almost landed. Tune in!

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#130 A Bank Heist

(September 18th, 2017)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentleman back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is Clea DuVall of HBO’s Veep! They chat about how Clea feels about her eye color, the worst haircut she had that she loved at the time, and a shirt she bought because it reminded her of PFT. Then, they are joined by improvisers Nicole Parker, Eugene Cordero, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set at A Bank Heist. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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The Horrible Movie Podcast

80: Interview with Janet Varney

(September 16, 2017)

Janet Varney joins Jack and Producer Phil on this week’s very special episode of the Horrible Movie Podcast. Janet is a great guest and we literally talk about anything you’d think we might talk and many many other things you’d never think we’d talk about. Like Janet’s new 1-900 number! Only on The Horrible Movie Podcast!

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The Great Big Beautiful Podcast

GBBP 143: Janet Varney

(September 12th, 2017)

After our summer hiatus, The Great Big Beautiful Podcast is back on the air, and we’re thrilled to return with the amazing Janet Varney!

Varney is, hands down, one of the hardest-working women in show business. Animation fans know her as the voice of Korra on Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra. Comedy fans know her from her stand up, Thrilling Adventure Hour, and SF Sketchfest. Podcast fans know her show The JV Club. Quirky sketch comedy fans probably know Neil’s Puppet Dreams, which she created. TV fans have been glued to the awesome Stan Against Evil.

So yeah, she’s kind of busy. And on this episode, we talk about all of that and more. Enjoy!

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Never Not Funny: The Jimmy Pardo Podcast

#2105 Janet Varney

(September 7th, 2017)

Signing in with Janet Varney.

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Feliz Navipod

Episode 123 – Janet Varney

(September 7th, 2017)

Janet Varney drops by!

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Hello From the Magic Tavern

Season 2, Ep 25 – Sit in a Circle

(September 4th, 2017)

An especially lively night in the tavern with visits from a raven, a warrior elf, an ill child, a giant dwarf and a fairy decorator; (w/ Todd Barry, Janet Varney, Cole Stratton, Matt Besser & Danielle Schneider live from Outside Lands Fest)

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#124 Jury Deliberations

(August 7th, 2017)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone who can hear his voice on this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is This American Life host and producer Ira Glass! They chat about what memory from Ira’s childhood he wishes he could change, not getting the point of drinking alcohol until he turned 30, and becoming involved with the rerelease of The Adventures of Chickenman. Paul is then joined by Little Janet Varney, Jean Villepique, and Craig Cackowski, to improvise a story set in Jury Deliberations. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Dead Pilots Society

Episode 12 - Punching Out

(June 29th, 2017)

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Horrible Bosses) regarding their dead pilot, Punching Out. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Punching Out performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#115 Labyrinth

(June 5th, 2017)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone to the beginning of a new episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Kristian Bruun of Orphan Black! They chat about what Kristian’s worst encounter with a stranger was, what clever nicknames the kids at school had for him, and military etiquette for having to vomit. Paul is then joined by Stephanie Courtney, Shaun Diston, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set in a Labyrinth. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Dead Pilots Society

Episode 10 – Bachelor Party

(May 25th, 2017)

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Andrew Reich interviews JJ Philbin (New Girl, Saturday Night Live) and Josh Malmuth (New Girl, Superstore) regarding their dead pilot, Bachelor Party. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Bachelor Party performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Dead Pilots Society

Episode 9 – C-Company

(May 4th, 2017)

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview Steve Agee (New Girl, The Sarah Silverman Program) and Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program ) regarding their dead pilot, C-Company. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of C-Company from SF Sketchfest 2017.

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StarTalk Live!

Season 2 Episodes 15 & 16 – Live from SF Sketchfest

(April 25th, 2017)

StarTalk Live! returns to SF Sketchfest for the fourth year in a row! Bill Nye was joined by comic co-host Eugene Mirman, space activist and citizen scientist Ariel Waldman, SF Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney, and comedian Claudia O’Doherty to talk about space innovations, “hacking” space exploration, and the future of human space travel.

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Craig's List Podcast

Episode 26: #75 Dead Poets Society

(March 21st, 2017)

It's our first ever LIVE Craig's List, recorded on board the JoCo Cruise with special guest Little Janet Varney! C & C & LJV discuss 1989's Dead Poets Society. Also, Craig does an AMAZING Mickey Rourke, and we talk about a Mexican street dog we met and named Mr. Big Balls.

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Dead Pilots Society

Episode 7 – Big

(March 19th, 2017)

IT'S OUR PLEDGE DRIVE EPISODE!! In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age, One Day at a Time) and Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town, Scrubs) regarding their dead pilot, Big, an adaptation of the 1988 motion picture starring Tom Hanks. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Big performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#101 Burmese Therapist's Office

(February 27th, 2017)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen of San Francisco and the world to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at San Francisco SketchFest 2017! This week, Paul’s special return and first 3-time guest is Busy Philipps of HBO’s Vice Principals! They chat about whether or not Busy considers herself a “bad girl,” the unusual way Busy found her therapist,, and teaching children about the weirdness that they may come across on the internet. Paul is then joined by Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set in a Burmese Therapist Office. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#100 A Shoe Store: Live from Largo

(February 20th, 2017)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the audience for the 100th episode of Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is actress Constance Wu of Fresh Off the Boat! They chat about which sport Constance would kick Paul’s ass in, the real reason Constance got into figure skating as a child, and her dad’s love of Celine Dion. Paul is then joined by Sarah Burns, Marc Evan Jackson, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set in A Shoe Store. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Dead Pilots Society

Episode 6 – Galaxy Fighters

(February 8th, 2017)

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Andrew Reich interviews Victor Fresco (Santa Clarita Diet, Better Off Ted, Andy Richter Controls the Universe) regarding his dead pilot, Galaxy Fighters. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Galaxy Fighters performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project

Shit's Gotten Real, Yo

(January 17th, 2017)

While Norm's on vacation, Adam and Will are joined by Janet Varney to discuss the ongoing San Francisco Sketchfest comedy festival, Adam's trip to Obama's farewell address, Sam Rockwell, and a whole lot more.

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Dead Pilots Society

Episode 5 – Angry Angel

(January 12th, 2017)

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Andrew Reich interviews Will Gluck (Director of Easy A and Friends with Benefits, Co-creator of The Michael J. Fox Show) regarding his dead pilot, Angry Angel. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Angry Angel performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Movies Made Me Podcast

Episode 47: Los Angeles Podcast Festival, part 2 of 3, featuring Janet Varney & Murray Valeriano

(December 12th, 2016)

Welcome to the second of three special episodes recorded at the 5th annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival, which took place at the Sofitel hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, Sept. 23-25, 2016. After last year’s festival, we didn’t dare dream our second visit could match the excitement and amazingly good time we’d had. But, it did! Whether you are a podcaster or a podcast fan, we urge you to make your plans now for next year’s L.A. Podcast Festival. We guarantee we’ll be there!

In the boisterous Podcast Lab, we recorded segments with our fellow podcasters and special guests throughout the weekend. Each guest was asked to tell us about one film that influenced them to be who they are.

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Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend

Janet Varney Returns!

(November 6th, 2016)

Janet Varney (The JV Club, Stan Against Evil) stops by to talk about playing a badass sheriff in the new IFC show Stan Against Evil, wanting to do her own stunts, her neck bandaid, how she felt when she heard show creator Dana Gould was writing the role expressly for her, managing stress and anxiety, her experience at Huffington Post Live, grief, darkness, shooting on location, runaway pillowcases, the challenge of voiceover work and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Kevin Pollak's Chat Show

#282 Janet Varney

(November 1st, 2016)

Join Kevin as he sits down with actor and producer Janet Varney (The Legend of Korra, Stan Against Evil). Janet chats about being raised on sketch comedy, acting opposite monsters, and constantly wowing her 13-year-old self.

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After the Ending

Episode 32 - Happy Gilmore & The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) w/ Special Guests John C. McGinley, Dana Gould, Janet Varney!

(Oct 31, 2016)

In this episode, we go "after the ending" of Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). Plus, we have interviews with the cast and creator of the new Hulu show, Stan Against Evil. You'll hear from John C. McGinley (Scrubs, Platoon), Dana Gould (The Simpsons, The Dana Gould Hour Podcast), and Janet Varney (Dinner and a Movie)! Plus, in our 100 Years of Hollywood in 100 Episodes feature, we revisit the films of 1930!

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Comic News Insider

Episode 732 - NYCC: Stan Against Evil w/ Janet Varney/Dana Gould!

(October 29th, 2016)

At New York Comic Con, Jimmy sat in on the round tables for SuperMansion w/ Keegan-Michael Key, Heidi Gardnerr, Breckin Meyer, Gary Anthony Williams, EP Zeb Wells and EP Matthew Senreich. What's in store for the upcoming Christmas special? How did Heidi find the voice for her character "Cooch"? Did Keegan find any inspiration for his character from politics? Jimmy also jumped in to the Stan Against Evil press room for a couple of super short roundtables with Janet Varney and Dana Gould. Hear a bit about the new IFC show and what's in store for season 1. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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FadCast

112: Horror Comedy Movies ft. 'Stan Against Evil' Star Janet Varney

(October 25th, 2016)

This week on the FadCast, “Stan Against Evil” star Janet Varney joins us to discuss some key horror comedies. But first we talk trouble for “Deadpool 2” to our Top 6 most brutal Eric Andre show moments and Janet joins us for a brilliant script reading of “Shaun of the Dead.”

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#83 Under a Big Rain Storm

(October 24th, 2016)

Paul F. Tompkins does NOT exclude entrance to anyone in the world to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests AND improvisers are SPONT regulars Little Janet Varney & Jean Villepique, aka The Jayvees! They chat about what fulfills them, the physical side effects of playing the trumpet, and homemade productions of “Grease.” They then improvise a story set Under A Big Rain Storm. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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The Stoop

JANET VARNEY TALKS “STAN AGAINST EVIL” ON THE STOOP

(October 18th, 2016)

The Stoop made its return with a very special guest, actress Janet Varney! Janet joined hosts Jonathan Ragus and Jeff Porrini to talk about the November 2nd premiere of her newest show “Stan Against Evil” on IFC. We also spoke about her co-star John McGinley, what it’s like hosting a podcast, being the voice of Korra from “The Legend of Korra”, New York City Comic Con and so much more.

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Dead Pilots Society

Episode 2 - Only Child

(October 13th, 2016)

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews John Hodgman (The Daily Show, Pitch Perfect 2, Married, Ragnorak) regarding his dead pilot, Only Child.This episode was recorded live from San Francisco Sketchfest 2016. Along with John's interview, you'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Only Child performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

 
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The @Midnight Podcast

Episode 13: Trump Week

(October 1st, 2016)

Yes, Donald Trump took over the show this week, but don't worry, @midnight still found a way to topple the patriarchy! This week's guests: Anthony Atamanuik, Katee Sackhoff, Natasha Lyonne, Doug Benson, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney, Aya Cash, Son of Zorn's Johnny Pemberton, Cheryl Hines, and Artemis Pebdani, and Drunk History's Derek Waters, Mae Whitman, and Rich Fulcher.

This episode is not officially hosted anywhere anymore, but you can listen to it right here!

 
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#79 Madrid: Live from Outside Lands 2016

(September 26th, 2016)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Outside Lands in San Francisco! This week, Paul’s special guest is Fred Armisen of Portlandia and Saturday Night Live! They chat about whether a cheeseburger is a part of the sandwich family, discovering that Alzheimer’s didn’t mean “old timers,” and the true meaning of the Madonna song “Like A Prayer.” Paul is then joined by Craig Cackowski, Tawny Newsome, and Little Janet Varney, to improvise a story set in Madrid. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Dead Pilots Society

Episode 1 - Formosa

(September 15th, 2016)

In this pilot episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911, The State, The Night At The Museum Films) regarding their dead pilot, Formosa. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Formosa performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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We Got This! with Mark & Hal

#81 - Best Vintage Toy with Janet Varney

(September 13th, 2016)

We all have favorite toys from when we were growing up; in fact, some of us never really outgrew them...

Mark and Hal set out to travel through time and find the best vintage toy of all time! Joining them on this quest is fellow WorkJuice Player and host of "The JV Club" Janet Varney. Which plaything will survive to win the title of Best Vintage Toy? Don't worry. We Got This.

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Unapologetic Geek Out Podcast

UGO EP 40 Comedy (featuring interview with Janet Varney)

(August 27th, 2016)

This week, along with the weekly geek and entertainment news, the Unapologists discuss what makes them laugh in this special comedy episode. Of course no special episode would be complete without a special guest. And we just so happen to have the most special of guests, actress and sketch comedian Janet Varney of "The JV Club" podcast and "Legend of Korra" series.

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#69 Minnesota State Fair

(July 18th, 2016)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all with his impressive vocal range to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is Cedric Yarbrough of Reno 911! and HBO’s Ballers! They chat about how Cedric pronounces “data,” getting into a fist fight as an adult, and unusual nicknames for relatives. Paul is then joined by Mark McConville, Colleen Smith, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set at the Minnesota State Fair. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#62 IKEA in Narnia: Live from the Atlantic Ocean

(May 30th, 2016)

PaulF. Tompkins welcomes all of ye– seekers, suckers, and more– to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a live audience on board JoCo Cruise 2016! This week, Paul’s special guest is rapper/actress/writer Jean Grae! They chat about the last time Jean felt tricked, the difficulties of boutique store shopping in New York City, and the worst part of being an adult. Paul is then joined by Matt Gourley, Amanda Lund, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set in an IKEA in Narnia. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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#60 Storm Drain Live from SF Sketchfest

(May 16th, 2016)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies or gentlemen to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at San Francisco SketchFest 2016! This week, Paul’s special guest Jon Hamm of Mad Men! They chat about what book inspired Jon as a child, questionable babysitting tactics, and being pro- or anti-possum. Paul is then joined by Craig Cackowski, Matt Gourley, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set in a Storm Drain. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins

#59 Call Center Christmas Party: Live from Largo

(May 9th, 2016)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you all, whether puny, shy or high, to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is comedian Ron Funches of Undateable Live on NBC! They chat about whether it’s possible to fix a bad kisser, the wet dog look, and Ron’s son being a dog racist. Paul is then joined by Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set at a Call Center Christmas Party. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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The Tonncast

Episode One-Hundred Twenty Eight - The Tonncast with Your Host Janet Varney

(April 15th, 2016)

The only podcast with a different host each week, but the very special guest is always the same!

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Speaking' Geek

Speakin’ Geek with Janet Varney!

(April 5th, 2016)

On this weeks episode of Speakin' Geek Graham sits down with Janet Varney, actress, comedian and SF Comedy Festival co-founder. They discuss her origin, her love of comedy and Steve Martin and then they geek out all about her iconic portrayal of Avatar Korra in The Legend of Korra.

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International Waters

Episode 71 Peas Is Problematic

(April 1st, 2016)

Kulap Vilaysack, Janet Varney, Ben Partridge and Tiffany Stevenson join host, Dave Holmes for stories about dumb crimes, old timey musicians and chicken fights.

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#53 The Line for the Circular Saw in the Lumber Department at Home Depot

(March 28th, 2016)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all– including the bros– back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter and composer Michael Penn! They chat about public restroom precautions, glamping in a tiny house, and Michael’s collection of unusual musical instruments. Paul is then joined by Stephanie Courtney, Michael Oosterom, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set in The Line For The Circular Saw In The Lumber Department at Home Depot. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Gatekeeper with Jamie Flam

#06 Janet Varney and Cole Stratton (SF Sketchfest)

(March 24th, 2016)

Janet Varney (Burning Love, The Legend of Korra, The JV Club) and Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture Podcast, Rifftrax) talk with Jamie about starting SF Sketchfest, what they look for when booking the festival, and making your own opportunities. Plus: Homemade sound effects.

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#47 Pediatrician's Office

(February 15th, 2016)

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone who took the time to stream, download, or overhear SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Midroll CEO and The Wolf Den host Adam Sachs! They chat about baseball, how much brain space is needed to know three languages, and “the rules of the road” in India. Paul is then joined by Carla Cackowski, Craig Cackowski, and Little Janet Varney to improvise a story set in a Pediatrician’s Office. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

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Hobo Radio: A Pop Culture Podcast

Hobo Radio Interview – Janet Varney

(January 23rd, 2016)

The audio version of our interview with Janet Varney from You're the Worst, Burning Love and The Legend of Korra.

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Pop My Culture

PMC 197: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2015 with Pamela Adlon, Guy Branum, Janet Varney and Wayne Federman

(January 10th, 2016)

Returning guests Pamela Adlon (“Louie”), Guy Branum (“Chelsea Lately”), Janet Varney (“You’re The Worst”) and Wayne Federman (“The Larry Sanders Show”) are still at the table with Cole and Vanessa- but this time, conversation centers on the terrible things 2015 threw at us – with each person sharing their personal Worst 5 lists, this time a little more scattershot, as well as offering up a New Year’s Resolution and their “theme song” for 2015.

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Pop My Culture

PMC 196: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2015 with Pamela Adlon, Guy Branum, Janet Varney and Wayne Federman

(January 7th, 2016)

Returning guests Pamela Adlon (“Louie”), Guy Branum (“Chelsea Lately”), Janet Varney (“You’re The Worst”) and Wayne Federman (“The Larry Sanders Show”) join Cole and Vanessa for part one of this special look back at the year that was 2015. Wine and conversation flow freely as each guest and the hosts navigate through personal Top 5 lists and argue the merits of their selections.


These lists are intended to be exhaustive, so if there is a podcast episode that features Janet as a guest which has not been included here, please let us know!