An hour of Greg, his guests and spontaneity
The Greg Proops Chat ShowJoe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY) Map it $25
In a city where “here today” so often anticipates “gone tomorrow”, The Greg Proops Chat Show has established itself as an institution: comedy, conversation, music with the oh so dapper Mr. Proops running the show.
What’s more, because Greg’s guests have nothing under their arm, there are no plugs and no agenda. The conversation is real, freewheeling, intelligent, offbeat, frequently hilarious and always open to the unexpected. Where else would the unstoppable force that is Jack Black explain “altered snowboarding”, comedian Drew Carey channel Reese Witherspoon, everyman actor John C. Reilly spin a heartwarming tale of a crazed Jack Nicholson, Sarah Silverman croon ‘Ol’ Man River’ or Eagle Joe Walsh jam with musical mad hatter Jon Brion? The answer is, in all likelihood, nowhere.
So the talk is funny, off the cuff, unpredictable – just like a real conversation. There is no road map, no prepared and approved question list, no sucking up, just an hour of Greg, his guests and spontaneity.
The Greg Proops Chat Show offers an antidote to safe stories rehearsed into lifelessness. The unreality of reality shows is conspicuously absent. Greg’s guests are genuine stars who tell revealing stories and demonstrate untapped and unusual talents.
The Greg Proops Chat Show guest list has included:
Fiona Apple, Greg Behrendt, Jack Black, Jason Schwartzman, Lewis Black, Wayne Brady, Jon Brion, Candace Bushnell, Drew Carey, Larry Charles, Margaret Cho, Louis CK, David Cross, Illeana Douglass, David Eggers, Craig Ferguson, Janeane Garofalo, Jeff Goldblum, Dana Gould, Kathy Griffin, Dave Grohl, Rich Hall, Colin Hay, Josh Homme, Neil Innes, Eddie Izzard, Garrison Keillor, Laura Kightlinger, Lucy Lawless, Stewart Lee, Lypsinka, Aimee Mann, Rhett Miller, Kevin Nealon, Robert Newman, Patton Oswalt, Greg Palast, Grant Lee Phillips, Aidan Quinn, John C Reilly, Joan Rivers, Jason Schwartzman, Sarah Silverman, Tony Visconti, Loudon Wainwright III, Joe Walsh, Fee Waybill, August Wilson, Holly Woodlawn.
When not presenting his chat show, The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? He can be seen on the New Season on the WB. Greg also has a hit Podcast called The Smartest Man in the World. He has recorded it live in Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, Edinburgh, Dublin, San Francisco, Oslo, Amsterdam, Austin, London, Paris aboard a ship in the Caribbean and of course, Brooklyn. Find it at Proopcast.com or iTunes.