Host Andy Richter asks the same three questions to each guest: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned? These three simple questions, when answered honestly and thoughtfully, are enough to provide a pretty complete picture of who a person is. The answers are what Andy always wants to know about people. This will not be a one-sided process, as Andy won’t shy away from getting personal himself.
Here's the Latest Episode from The Three Questions with Andy Richter:
Animator, writer, and director Loren Bouchard (Dr. Katz, Bob’s Burgers) talks with Andy Richter about growing up in a family of blue collar artists, why bartending is perfect preparation for working in production, coming alive through gratitude, and the horror element that got cut while developing Bob’s Burgers. Plus, Loren shares why he’d like to find success by stepping away from the workshop.
Actor, producer, and director Seth Green sits down with Andy Richter to discuss discovering a love for theatrics during summer camp, pulling public pranks, and acclimating to fame. Plus, Seth talks about Robot Chicken’s journey to the airwaves, how a trip to Thailand inspired his new movie Changeland, and the thrill of portraying his most convincingly bad persona.
Comedian and actor Baron Vaughn talks to Andy Richter about his “scandalous” birth, finding his performative self in Las Vegas, trying not to pass down bad habits, and the timeline of his showbiz trajectory. Plus, Baron discusses finding permanence in fatherhood and creating the artistic space he wishes he’d had with his show “The New Negroes.”
This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS) and The Hilarious World of Depression.
Comedian, director, and host of Comedy Bang Bang Scott Aukerman talks with Andy Richter about his first public access program, launching from Mr. Show to Comedy Bang Bang and the founding of his very own podcast network, and behind-the-scenes scoops from the biggest episodes of Between Two Ferns. Later, Scott discusses his experience directing Between Two Ferns: The Movie and shares what he’s learned about juggling work and family.
This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: THREEQUESTIONS), Morning Brew, Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), Bombas (www.bombas.com/THREEQUESTIONS), and Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/andy).
Actress Jane Lynch sits down with Andy Richter to talk about growing up the funny kid in Dolton, IL, being too classical for a Shakespeare company, performing together in The Real Live Brady Bunch, and coming out organically. Later, Jane shares what she loves about her living situation and what she’d like to direct in the future.
Actor and comedian Scott Thompson sits down with Andy Richter to talk about having heart to hearts with his dad about concrete, his biggest childhood literary influence, and learning to look forward to retirement. Plus, Scott discusses the writing goal he aspires to most as well as his new podcast PTSDiva.
Actor Dax Shepard talks to Andy Richter about being raised by a single mother, feeling the need to win every interaction, casting what-ifs, and the pitfalls of having a public marriage. Plus, Dax breaks down why he considers himself bad at picking what’s best for him.
This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (HelloFresh.com/threequestions80 code: THREEQUESTIONS80), Betterhelp (betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), and Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet podcast.
Comedian and actress Nicole Byer chats with Andy Richter about knowing your therapist too well, special details to include in your will, and the little details that separate good and truly great actors. Later, Nicole talks about her future goals and shares some wisdom on self-love.
You can listen to Nicole's podcast BEST FRIENDS at h.earwolf.com/bestfriends.
Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan joins Andy Richter to talk about using comedy to survive being the youngest sibling, generational gaps and the importance of civics, his wife Jeannie’s inspiring recovery from a brain tumor, and more. Plus, Jim shares his thoughts on digging into a dramatic role with his his latest film American Dreamer.
This episode is sponsored by NHTSA and Linkedin (www.linkedin.com/threequestions).
Comedian Joel Kim Booster sits down with Andy Richter to talk about controversial theater school productions, having his parents discover he was gay by reading his diary, and how he used live theater to launchpad into stand-up comedy. Plus, Joel shares the most helpful piece of advice he’s learned as well as the goalposts he’s building towards.
Comedian Ron Funches joins Andy Richter to talk about forming a complete picture of their parents as adults, raising a son with autism, dealing with “fatness barometers,” and throwing vision board parties. Later, Ron shares self-improvement tips he’s learned with his podcast ‘Gettin’ Better.’
Comedian, actress, and writer Amy Sedaris joins Andy Richter to discuss Girl Scout-level ambition, what she loved about performing with Second City, and her fondness for rabbits. Later, Amy shares some of her entrepreneurial passions.
This episode is sponsored by Service on Celluloid podcast and U-Turn Audio (www.uturnaudio.com code: RICHTER)
Actress, author, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik joins Andy Richter to discuss growing up working on the TV series Blossom, raising a child while in grad school, and the anxiety of live theater. Plus, Mayim looks forward to designing her own neuroscience curriculum and more as she shares what’s next for her after The Big Bang Theory.
Actress Natasha Lyonne joins Andy Richter to discuss working with Marlon Brando on Scary Movie 2, the difference between east and west coast therapists, and being more fit than people give them credit for. Plus, Natasha talks about her experience overcoming showbiz “soul sickness” and what’s next after Russian Doll.
Actor, author and showrunner Abbi Jacobson joins Andy Richter for the series debut of The Three Questions with Andy Richter. They discuss Abbi’s upbringing in an artistic family outside of Philadelphia, the complicated process of discovering what’s best for you and the importance of finding your tribe. Later, Abbi shares what’s next for her (professionally and personally) post-Broad City.
This episode is sponsored by Drop (code: QUESTIONS).
Host Andy Richter asks the same three questions to each guest: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned? These three simple questions, when answered honestly and thoughtfully, are enough to provide a pretty complete picture of who a person is. The answers are what Andy always wants to know about people. This will not be a one-sided process, as Andy won’t shy away from getting personal himself. Make sure to subscribe and stay tuned for the first episode July 8th.
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