“SmartLess” with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.
Here's the Latest Episode from SmartLess – Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett:
The exquisite and incomparable Julia Louis-Dreyfus joins us this week on the show. Recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Julia has won more Emmy awards than any other human being. We live and we learn; we laugh and we cry... and we pitch Julia a new podcast idea.
Bryan Cranston, aka 'the man with two fake-fingers,' joins us this week for some jolification on the pod. An unbelievable talent on-screen and behind the camera, Bryan talks about his early life growing-up, his colorful journeys through Hollywood, and he even gives us a taste of his Vince Gilligan impression.
Strap on / strap in for one of the funniest men in all the land, Martin Short. He joins us this week to start-off the year with billowy laughs, his own true-Hollywood-stories, the “Nine Categories” he lives by, and of course some psychological self-analysis. Because why not – it’s SmartLess, and we go deep.
Megan Rapinoe (professional soccer player / international warrior) kicks-off the week on another wonderful pod with the fellas, and a final toast to 2020. Cheers to a beautiful new year, fam.
The electrical & incredible James Corden joins us this week for a true gentlemens' sit-down and a journey through the brain of a real talent, who's usually on the other side of the interview. Happy Holidays from the whole SmartLess gang!
The great Mr. Ron Howard joins us this week on the wonderpod. (Let us not forget his wildly formative films like Willow, Cocoon, Splash, A Beautiful Mind, and most recently: Hillbilly Elegy). The gang talk shoppe, they talk life; it’s an arresting conversation.
His name is Ricky Gervais. He likes a crisp IPA, a ripe international spy thriller, and he also happens to care deeply about humanity. Welcome to another wild & crazy episode of SmartLess.
The pod gets electric when surprise guest Sarah Silverman flies in to shock the guys with her charm, sass, and funny-bone. A stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and host of The Sarah Silverman Podcast, Sarah gets down and dirty with the guys, and Will gets a rapid Covid test.
We got this guy on the show. Forgetting his name, but we think he was in the Beatles. It's Paul something. New album coming December 18th. Let us introduce you to this modest newcomer on the scene.
In this tasty episode of the pod, we bring in Mr. David Chang to have a seat at the table and indulge in a line of questioning by our gang of idiots. As one of the most important chefs and restaurateurs alive today (and he doesn't care), Dave educates the gents on food & the restaurant industry, being a dad, his early days as a golfer, and other juicy nugs. But most importantly: he's gonna' change Sean's life with the right way to make a tuna sandwich.
This week we have a very serious guest to talk about very serious things; a true gentleman who will walk you to your car and clean your windshield if you ask to take a selfie with him. You guessed it: Sir Conan O’Brien. He discusses the collapse of the shelf of his hair and how he’s dealt with the trauma since, his resting heart-rate of a hummingbird, and historical moments with Tom Selleck’s mustache. Because it’s a podcast, and that’s what happens.
Brendan Shanahan skates on in for this barnburner of an episode. “Shanny” is a former pro ice hockey player and Hall of Famer who currently serves as the President of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Having won the three most prominent team titles in ice hockey (an Olympic gold medal, a World Championship, and a Stanley Cup) he is a member of the elite “Triple Gold Club.” He’s also a really cool dude.
Well aren't we surprised by the miraculous Reese Witherspoon, who pops onto the show to discuss her new business venture "Reese's Peaches," amongst a variety of other things, like life. "Welcome to Hollywood, people!"
Stacey Abrams is a political leader, activist, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. She is also this week's teacher to all of us who are SmartLess. We care about her message, we care about what she does, and we praise her for her activism. Please vote, use your voice to make a difference, and let us unite as a country.
"The Sandman" a.k.a. the unstoppable legend Adam Sandler, drives a golf-ball right onto the SmartLess fairway and we all take a ride on the cart of life through blackout nerves, comfort-zones vs. ambition, the importance of family, and the nuances of the comedy brain. Fore!
Clayton Kershaw is this week's batter up. As starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an eight-time All Star, and a brand new fan of left-handed scissors, Clayton flies in to gab with the gang and discuss critical topics like sweat wicking fabrics and lip-reading, amongst a variety of other things.
The one-and-only Jennifer Aniston joins us for a surprise-hang amongst true friends. We learn about The Businesstry, junk-food confidence, Fear & Courage... and (when it comes down to it) how the sausage is made.
We are blessed by the one and only, maestro Gustavo Dudamel (Conductor, Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic), with a symphony of knowledge, passion & fun on this week's wondrous episode of SmartLess, Opus Numero 10. Esplora e divertiti.
There’s a lot of love in the room as everyone’s favorite narcoleptic, Mr. Jimmy Kimmel, takes a moment out of hiatus to lead the fellas on a colossal journey through time and space. Night night, Apple Pie.
Superhero Maya Rudolph skydives in for some cork-popping fun on another juicy episode of the pod. Songs are sung, stories are told, and Maya educates us all, by example, on how to be the coolest cucumber around.
Robert Downey Jr. graces us en-studio... with a handful of custom-colored M&M's. A rich taste of friendship, a voyage through RDJ's various chapters, our hosts' shenanigans, and a little pee-pee in the potpourri as-needed.
The posse gets a wonderful surprise from comedy royalty Will Ferrell (Old School, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights) popping-through for some fresh kombucha. The foursome discuss formidable history with the Columbia House records club, throwing their sons’ cellphones out of moving vehicles, and other things like their careers, etc. “Keep your landlines, folks.”
We are lucky bambinos. Senator Kamala Harris joined us... (somehow!?)... as the last interview before she was selected as Joe Biden's running-mate. We approve this interview. Please enjoy.
A destined drop-in from writer, creator, and comedian-extraordinaire, Seth Rogen (An American Pickle, Pineapple Express, Knocked Up). The guys grill Seth on his newly brined movie, his early stand-up days, longstanding collaborations with Apatow and Goldberg... amongst a big bundle of other scintillations. Seth's new film "An American Pickle" is available on HBO Max.
Will surprises the gang with Oscar-nominated actress, Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Can You Ever Forgive Me?). They explore her early days at the Groundlings, strange auditions & on-stage disasters, her thoughts regarding salad etiquette, and much more. A guest who warms the heart while torturously tickling the funny bone.
The guys are surprised by renowned astrophysicist, planetary scientist and author, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Neil teaches the guys about the wonders of the universe, the concept of infinity, the power of mind-blowing inspiration, and even his own potential parallel universe. Gravity and Levity all at once.
Celebrating the anniversary of our first moon-landing and the launch of SmartLess, the guys' old pal Dax Shepard surprises them on the pod. Dax is an Actor (Parenthood), Director (Chips), and renowned Podcaster (Armchair Expert). He introduces the gents to the world of podcasting, they talk ski-trips and adventures, and they all discuss their growth through personal experiences, stories and hijinks from memorable (and highly unmemorable) moments in life.
"Surprise Guests" Trailer for SMARTLESS, with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett
Launch Trailer for SMARTLESS with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett