Jon Lajoie and Vanessa Bayer reveal which HBO show they could work for

“HBO picked up our project before it premiered online at HBO,” the “Saturday Night Live” alum told us at Outdoor World. “They offered us a big check for the podcast. But at that point,…

Jon Lajoie and Vanessa Bayer reveal which HBO show they could work for

“HBO picked up our project before it premiered online at HBO,” the “Saturday Night Live” alum told us at Outdoor World. “They offered us a big check for the podcast. But at that point, I only have one under my belt. We made a little micro-film at 16 years old and our parents put it away for us to listen to at night. And HBO kept offering money and we were like, ‘Come on.’ They have all these shows — ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.’ I was like, ‘It’s not a Big Idea. What’s so big about Samantha Bee’s show?’”

“HBO picked up our project before it premiered online at HBO,” the “Saturday Night Live” alum told us at Outdoor World. “They offered us a big check for the podcast. But at that point, I only have one under my belt. We made a little micro-film at 16 years old and our parents put it away for us to listen to at night. And HBO kept offering money and we were like, ‘Come on.’ They have all these shows — ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.’ I was like, ‘It’s not a Big Idea. What’s so big about Samantha Bee’s show?’”

“HBO picked up our project before it premiered online at HBO,” the “Saturday Night Live” alum told us at Outdoor World. “They offered us a big check for the podcast. But at that point, I only have one under my belt. We made a little micro-film at 16 years old and our parents put it away for us to listen to at night. And HBO kept offering money and we were like, ‘Come on.’ They have all these shows — ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.’ I was like, ‘It’s not a Big Idea. What’s so big about Samantha Bee’s show?’”

I recently chatted with two stars from “How Did We Get Weird,” the Vulture-produced podcast from Jon Lajoie and Vanessa Bayer.

Read more about the podcast on today’s installment of About This Podcast.

Ben Bishop, who hosts the podcast with Bayer, is also the man who puts on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, which airs every weeknight on HBO. The huggable Boston-native has definitely made a name for himself in the industry — last year he won two Emmy awards for his work on “Full Frontal.” And, as the Esquire critic Damon Wise told me last year, his “dog eyes are…hilarious.”

Long story short, Ben lives to make trouble. He talked about that time that he and Bayer left the set of “SNL” to check a bear out of his condo before Colbert had taken over as the show’s host, and how he tricked Colbert into adopting Jimmy Kimmel’s dog, Micky, while they were working on a “The Last Jedi” sketch on stage. You can listen to the full podcast below.

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