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REShow: Kumail Nanjiani - Hour 3 (12-1-2022)

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REShow: Kumail Nanjiani - Hour 3 (12-1-2022)

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December 1, 2022 3:24 pm

In response to reports that many Broncos teammates snubbed Russell Wilson’s birthday party recently Rich lists the top ten NFL quarterbacks whose b’day bashes he wouldn’t miss for the world.

Actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani joins Rich in-studio to discuss his new Hulu series ‘Welcome to Chippendales’ that is actually darker than you’d think, tries to win Rich over to watching Cricket, reveals how he reacted to joining the ‘Star Wars’ universe on his first day of filming ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ with Ewan McGregor, and talks ‘The Big Sick’ and ‘Silicon Valley’ in a round of ‘Celebrity True or False.’ 

Rich previews the Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football and the game’s huge AFC playoff implications.

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See the website for details. Now I know what it's like to perform in World Cup action because we had two hours, right? We had two hours. You include a little bit of the pregame and a little bit of the halftime. It's about two hours of action, and we thought it was all over for Mike Del Tufo who said he needed to leave in the third hour to the point where he told Jason Feller, come on in, sit in my spot in hour number three.

But Mike's still here. This is extra time. Extra time. How much extra time? We got 15 minutes. Depends on what the first segment is. So we don't know. So you're just here for the first segment?

This is just like the World Cup. We have no idea. We have no idea. It's up in the air. Yes.

Okay. Does that mean you're going to act like you're hurt and go down and then start running around like crazy? Yeah, we have the magic spray. You got that spray? The magic spray.

His gymnastics are going to start to hurt. Yeah, don't do that to me. Okay. Extra time. Mike Del Tufo is the Rich Eisen Show stoppage time expert.

And now he's giving himself extra stoppage time. It's great. I brought some of this stuff. Very good. I think this is terrific. And I'm sure our partners on the Roku channel think so too. You know Roku Joe is loving this.

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It's where all podcasts are acquired. 844-204-Rich being the number to dial. We'll take some phone calls in a second. Kumail Nanjiani is back here. He hasn't been here for five years.

I know. It's crazy. Christopher McDonald stopped by for the first time in six years. It's like a little reunion week here. I love it.

I do love it. Welcome to Chippendale. So we talked about it with Adam Ray. We could not show the clip of Adam Ray because he was surrounded by scantily clad individuals. Was he Jimmy the MC? He's the MC, yeah.

There was a lot of dancing. Kumail plays the founder of Chippendales. Murray Bartlett, who I do believe won the Emmy for The White Lotus. He plays, I guess, the ideas man behind the scenes. And Juliette Lewis is in it as well.

And it's on Hulu right now. So he'll be joining us. We've got a great celebrity, true or false, with him.

So it's neat stuff. Ian in Springfield, Massachusetts. You're here on The Rich Eisenschilds. Take your call. What's up, sir? Are you Ian?

I don't know. Are you Ian? Ian, okay, very good. Welcome to the program. What's going on, sir?

How's the godfather of the Jets doing today? All right. Okay. What's going on with you? Nothing much. I was just wondering why it took the Jets so long to put in the best quarterback on the team and what's your thoughts on that?

Come on now. That's what I'm saying. Well, you know why he wasn't in. You know why he wasn't in.

Do you want to win? No, they chose somebody second overall last year. I mean, you know that. You know that. I understand we chose Zach second overall. I understand that completely.

But there's a clear and obvious difference between the two. If you just looked at his first pass against the Bears, we took a three-step drop and threw a laser beam in between the safety and the corner to hit Garrett Wilson on the slant. Zach doesn't do things like that. And you could see that in practice.

You could see that in games. So I just don't understand when you have a team that's capable of making the playoffs all season, why waste time? Because Zach probably has shown, although I will not discount Mike White at the expense of talking Zach Wilson up a little bit here. But there's a reason why he was chosen second overall in a draft that had Trey Lance and Justin Fields and Matt Jones available for the Jets to choose. Because you saw what he was doing at BYU. You saw what he was doing on his pro day. I mean, so Mike White made the throw. Yes, and can make the throw. Zach Wilson can make that throw too. It's just that his footwork and everything else around him is so discombobulated. The Jets want to make sure he can reset.

That's what they say. So he can make those throws. And then whatever off-schedule stuff that does come their way, he might be able to make plays that Mike White can't. See what I'm saying? It's possible.

That's a possibility. But I'd rather have a guy that gets the offense going on a timely manner and having things orchestrated properly. Of course. Absolutely.

Certainly when you've got a defense, he can win the game for you. Bob Brady has done that for 20 years. I'm with you. Thanks for the call.

Appreciate it. Mike White is the next Tom Brady. You heard that from Ian. I'm with him. I told you, if Mike White continues to play like this, Zach Wilson is done playing with the New York Jets. How does that sound? He keeps playing like this and he goes and takes the Jets to playoffs and he starts a playoff game and actually sends them to the divisional round?

OK. No sacred cows, man. And the owner is given Salah and Joe Douglas the room to say our bad on the second overall pick of the draft. You can say that if your team makes the playoffs anyway.

Yeah. And sometimes, Rich, don't you I mean, I realize you're a high draft pick, but if you realize you made a mistake. Isn't it worth to just cut that mistake and move forward as opposed to going, well, I made this and we got to stick with this guy because he's number two, even though I'm not saying it because we all know that could turn out to be great.

Just saying in a situation, of course, of course. And you take a look at what's going on here, is that if if he beats the Vikings or performs just as well against the Vikings and then continues to do it, they're not going to go back to Zach just because they need to see what they have in him or rehabilitate him in time for next year. They're doing this because they can make the playoffs now.

Currently the seventh seed in the AFC. Look, you can't waste Saas's time. You know what I'm saying? He is just so good, man. The rest of that defense is so good.

844-204, Rich is the number to dial. I can't believe this is a story, but it has been. And we talked about it. Jeez, it was our top story today because, you know, the quarterback in Denver and the coach in Denver had to talk about it. The locker room situation in in Broncos country.

Let's ride. And the latest question about it is Russell Wilson's birthday party RSVP list and who showed up and who did not. Boy, I would love to get wouldn't you love to see the attendance sheet on that? Wouldn't you love to see Vanessa Bryant was there because her and Sierra friends like that type of. This is the whole deal is that you'd want to go to a party. One would think that they are throwing and it just kind of got me to thinking. You know, whose birthday party would you go to? Well, if they're being thrown by an NFL quarterback and I decided to sit down. And yes, come up with a power rankings of the top 10 quarterback super birthday parties I'd prefer to attend.

Hit it. This is real rankings. Power rankings.

Yes. The top 10 NFL quarterback birthday party power rankings. We're going to talk about it.

We're going to go all in. Is this your surprise? Number 10 on the list is, in fact, Zach Wilson, certainly if his birthday party is going to be on the Amalfi Coast.

Look at him right there standing in front just near the Isle of Capri. And yes, indeed, you'd never know who could be at the birthday party. And as somebody who's 53 years old, I might be potentially bringing down the median age. Just throw it out there. And I would go to the birthday party just to see who else is invited.

Certainly if I'm invited to Italy for it. Look at that photograph. Number nine on the list right here. If we know anything about Zach, you might not be bringing down the median. Number nine on the list. Justin Herbert.

I kind of dig the kid. OK, Herbie. Plus, you know what? Larry David once said when he came on this show, he doesn't do destination weddings. He said. And I said to him, how far away does the destination wedding have to be before you throw it out?

And he said hour and a half by car car here. Local street walk down the street. Justin Herbert down the street in the South Bay hanging out. I'm not a club guy. Maybe they're going to Coopers friend had a birthday party rented out. So five stadium.

You're running around throwing the football. Maybe you could do that, too. Wait, what? Yes.

You can run out. So five stadium for bar mitzvahs and birthday parties. Call my friend rented out so fine. Well, not his friend. His friend's parents.

Obviously, I know we're not on the list. Wow. I'm going to go. I'm going with Russ. I'm going Russ. I mean, they're a power couple. Come on, now.

Come on. How do you want to go to hang out with Russ? You say you said you want to see at least the 15. They're 12.

They have a they have a four bedroom, 12 bathroom house. And that to me, again, as I said yesterday, here in the segment right here on the power rankings list of the NFL quarterback birthday parties. I prefer to attend.

It's great going to the park. If you said not going to the birthday party is a sign of disrespect. The ultimate sign of disrespect is to go to the birthday party and go into the main bathroom and use it and not flush. Number seven on his list. Lamar Jackson. Oh, you want to go to Lamar's birthday party? Look at this shot. That's Jeff Jarrett, the wrestler. Yeah.

From A.W. Look at him. Can we go to Lamar's after he gets paid?

I think he's fine right now. Yeah. But after this contract, I would think, don't you think would be in Miami?

Right. South Florida. Lamar Jackson birthday party, I think would be fantastic.

You know, little baby's going to be performing in South Florida. We're not making it out. Number six. Number six on this list. Who would want to go hang out? I'll bring Henry Winkler is my plus one. Oh, Patrick Mahomes. OK, we'll all put on ski goggles and crush beers.

You know, Kelsey will be there. You know, I mean, here. Come on. Slight push back. I know you go with this. He's got two kids under two. Doesn't matter. You know what I mean?

You can get child care. That means they got a bouncy thing. His brother going to be there. Brothers definitely going to be. Yeah. You got a Patrick Mahomes. I said we're going to Patrick Mahomes birthday party. You say no.

No. Now I'm going to say, of course, you know, we're now at the top five power rankings of NFL quarterback birthday parties. I'd prefer to attend.

Number five is Josh Allen. Let's go hang out with Josh. I don't know what this is. Photographs from. Is it from a murder mystery party or something like that?

Halloween. I don't know. But let's go hang out with Josh Allen.

I got to go now. Who wouldn't want to hang out with him? Yes. Who wouldn't want to hang out with him? You know what?

Him or his plus one. It's fine. Yeah. Just you know, we could go jump on tables.

Who knows? I mean, that's true. All right. Number four on the list. Who wouldn't want to go to Tom Brady's birthday party? That would be number one. No, no, no, no, no. When I say number one, you will agree with me and I guarantee all of you.

Tom Brady on a boat. Yeah. And the one and it's on his cheat day with no one day where he's drinking to the word. OK. All right. OK.

The avocado cocktails are flowing. Number three on this list. Who wouldn't want to go say happy birthday to Joe Burrow?

Oh, yeah. Look at Joe. Come on now. Joe Burrow's throwing her birthday party. I'm going and everybody on the RSVP list is going to.

Now we're getting to the high of the highest district of my power rankings. Number two, quarterback birthday party I would want to attend is Jimmy Garoppolo's birthday. Yes. You bet. Tom's going to be there. You know, Tom's going to be there. And you just I mean, I will just I'll stand in the corner and look and it'll be creepy. Not going to lie.

I'm not going to lie. It'll be creepy. There'll be some birds. It'll be creepy. But Jimmy. I wouldn't be able to go to Jimmy Garoppolo's birthday party because Susie would say, I know and you're home.

OK, the pigeons will be clucking. Number one, a top my power rankings list. Quarterback birthday parties. I would like to attend an NFL quarterback birthday party. Hands down.

Number one, Gardner Minshew and the story. It's not just starting quarterbacks. I said NFL quarterback. You tell me you don't want to go to this guy's birthday party over everyone else's. I don't know about. Yes. And make sure you're not working the next day. So it's a day off. Number one, Gardner Minshew.

And that may be the best power rankings. Oh, my God. I've ever done. Can't breathe my cheeks. Extra time.

Jimmy Garoppolo would be a lot. Oh, that's the one I have to go. I like that, Rich. That's pretty funny. That's pretty funny. That was good. That was good. I was not pretty good.

Pretty good right there. I tell you guys, I had a similar situation. Yes, you did. I did.

It was two thousand and eight. I had a birthday party at the Geisha House in Hollywood, if you remember that Del Tufo. My buddy, there was a college quarterback camp going on. My buddy bought Mark Sanchez, Colt McCoy, Matt Stafford, Chase Daniel. And the quarterback that Mike Gundy had is I'm a 40 year old ran about Bobby Reed.

He bought all five of them to my birthday party. And this was like, I think, 2007, 2008. I've got to be honest with you, though. I've got to be honest with you, though.

When I first I don't know, I just was sitting around last night. I'm like, I should do a power rankings on this one more. Well, I honestly thought to myself, it's tough to come up with a top ten like.

Ten should be easier than five. In all fairness to Russ, there's a bunch of quarterbacks who just say, really, what, I don't want to hang out at a birthday party with that guy. I have to go negative on you. I'll do respect.

Nobody's going to Davis Mills birthday party. I kept going on. And the funny thing is so funny. I had I had I had the laptop open. Well, let's look at the laptop. I had the laptop open. That's a tough. And and I'm going through the depth charts. Cooper comes walking up to me because anything NFL, you'll see on my computer screen, I'll say, what are you up to?

I couldn't even explain to him what the hell I was up to. What do you mean you don't want to go to that birthday party, dad? Right.

Of course, an 11 year old going. But do we have one more? I don't even know if we have one more. I think we need one more. I mean, I have to put two.

This is apparently specifically for you, Chris. I think Hoskins has gone off the board for this one. Which one do we have? There it is. You with Mac Jones. Would you want to go to Mac Jones's birthday party? Mac Jones went to Alabama, Rich.

Mac Jones's partner is I think I would go to Mac Jones. OK, smoke cigars in there. All right. Very good.

And see, talk about insurance. Hey, Brooklyn, we want to go to Miami and go to Tua's. Yeah, Tua's. You know, Tua's party is going to be live. Tua just got married and then got offended that people asked him about getting married. I don't know. Oh, I didn't know. That seems to be that would be like a dry party. That was a little weird. Yeah.

I don't know about you, but that looked like money. Tyreek Hill's birthday party. Quarterback list, Chris. It's my power rankings. There are no others like it, but this one is mine. I'd like to take a break.

Thank you, sir. Let's take a break right here. Kumail Nanjani is here on the Rich Eisen Show. It'll be dynamite. Can't wait to talk about his new Welcome to Chip and Dale's program on Hulu.

Coming up next. The world tournament of soccer happening in Qatar is finally here. And with all the weird kickoff times and all the other sports happening simultaneously, it could be kind of hard to keep up. So to make sure you're up to speed, be sure to listen to Qatar Kickaround for the daily wrap up of all the action from the tournament. From the group stage all the way to the final, Andy, Lars and Peter are here for you with recaps and opinions of what happened that day in Qatar.

Everything can be found at the kickaround dot com, the Cumulus podcast channel on YouTube or wherever you listen. Kumail Nanjani here on the Rich Eisen Show. Last time you was about five years ago, you were professing a love for basketball. Do you still have your love of hoops in any way, shape or form? I like how you said professing as if I was lying. No, not at all. It's just my way of talking.

I went to Wikipedia. There's no offense. I know. I'm joking. But before I came, I went to Wikipedia, looked up basketball. I was like, OK, if it's outside the line, they get they get three points.

No, I'm joking. I love basketball. I haven't checked in this season yet.

I sort of because, you know, my team, the Bulls aren't really haven't been contenders in a while. So I sort of start checking in around like right before the All-Star break. And then I and then I really get into it.

And then I watch all the playoffs and the finals and everything. But yes, I'll say I'll mention a sport that I don't think any of your listeners really care about, which is cricket, cricket. OK. And I just watched the World Cup, the T20 Cricket World Cup just finished a couple of weeks ago.

And so walk me through that. Make me make me a cricket fan. OK, well, how much time do you have?

Well, not for a cricket match. Don't they sometimes last like a full, what, two, three days? Well, the original now the format, the most popular format lasts about the length of a basketball game. It's about three hours. OK, fantastic. Great. Very reasonable. All right. So all right. But the only interested the original form was five days.

You're out. And then they shortened it to the one day and it was called the one day and it was a full 12 hour game. And now it's three hours. Very reasonable. So they have pace of play questions, just like Major League Baseball is what you're saying.

People were saying, let's make it shorter. Yes. Yes. OK.

Kids were, as you said, the kids were sort of losing interest. So what happened was Pakistan ended up, you know, I'm from Pakistan. That's my team.

Yes. The matches would happen at like 1am because it was in Australia or 4am and I would get up in the morning at 7am. I'd have I'd have it recorded. I wouldn't touch my phone. And I watched the match as if it was live. You went through sports blackout to make sure that you were not having any spoiler alert on the results of your cricket match.

Completely zero contact. And there was once where I called my parents. You can't do that. No, I know it was a mistake. And I was like I told my dad soon as I called, I was like, hey, don't tell me what happens. And then we talked for a little bit. And then I heard my mom in the background yelling, we won.

I was like, Mom, Mom, no. When you're in sports blackout, you cannot pierce the bubble for anybody or anything. So what do you what's what's the strategy for the sports bubble? You've got to teach me. I'm new to this.

You wake up and you do nothing but turn on the television. Really? That's it. You can't do it. You can't do it because it's on you. You clearly can't blame your mom for that sort of thing. I am blaming her.

Well, that's what we all do is blame your mother for the problems. I mean, it was adorable because she was so excited. But in the beginning of the tournament, Pakistan lost two big easy matches. And we were out of the tournament except like mathematically. And then everything just perfectly aligned. The bad teams beat the good teams and the good teams.

You know, it was like it perfectly. And then we beat all the best teams. We ended up going to the finals where we beat South Africa.

Then we got to the finals and we were crushed by England yet again. So are there shows like this one where people call in and complain about the cricket match and things like that? Long time listeners, first time callers who are bitching and complaining about it.

Yes. There's a there's a show called The Pavilion, which is sort of like the dugout is what we call it, The Pavilion. And there are four like sort of Pakistani cricketing legends who do right after the match. They talk and they break it down. And it's amazing because it's so cathartic. Like you really feel everything they're going through. And I would watch that right afterwards. Even if we lost, they would just be like so angry and yelling. And it was like, OK, great. That's how I'm feeling on the inside. But, you know, we wanted revenge for colonialism, didn't get it this time.

You know, the stakes are really high, right? In colonialism? Yeah, I mean, you know, they have like stuff they stole from us in their museums. We just want this cricket game. Let us have this World Cup for two years. You have our crown jewels that you've had for four decades. Can we have this for two years?

No, they were really good. Camille Nunn, Johnny here on The Rich Eisen Show. I have a list of items that we have read about you, sir. And we play a game here with our celebrity guests called Celebrity True or False, where I mention them.

You tell me if it's true or false or it's just the Internet that's just being scandalous. OK, great. We have some terrific production value to kick us off. Hit it, please. Celebrity true or false?

You can't handle the truth. There you go. You ready for it? Does that set the stage for you? Yeah.

Oh, my God, I am so amped. By the way, I watched that clip of Jack Nicholson in Few Good Men. Yes. To prepare for a scene in Welcome to Chippendale streaming now on Hulu, the first three episodes.

That's true. Yeah. Which which match which scene did you do? There's a big moment in that show that I don't want to it's sort of later, you know, after a lot of bad stuff has happened. Now the FBI is involved and there's a moment where it's like, is he going to get caught or not? And I was like, I want to have like a moment here that's like the Jack Nicholson moment that like he gets angry and sort of righteously in his own way exposes everything he's done. And I wanted that kind of moment in our show.

And so I watched that clip a bunch of times. It's a really it's a great acting job. I think I mean, we've had so many we've had Rob Reiner on here. We've had Kevin Bacon on here, Kevin Pollock on here, and they each have their own version of telling the story of how Jack did it. What about 20 times? He was the one who did it off camera for all the other actors. And he did it the same every single time. Really?

That's true. I've thought about that because that scene, you know, as an actor, you're like, wow, that scene is like a 25 minute long scene. Do you shoot it all in one day? Do you break it up?

How do you break it up? And he did it when when he was off camera and everyone was reacting to him. He did it. He did it full speed, full speed every single time. And Rob Reiner said, you want to take some time off? And he did the imitation of Nicholson saying, you don't understand. I love to act. Really?

That's great stuff. Let's that's now that that's now the bar we're going to leap over right here with the celebrity. True or false? First one. True or false? You have a fear of horses.

True or false? I don't really have a fear of horses. I wouldn't say I think I am as scared of them as any human being would be. It's like a car that can think, you know, I mean, that is in itself a terrifying thing. With emissions. They have emissions. I mean, they have emissions. You've seen the emissions.

They may not ruin the atmosphere, but they ruin, you know, where they write where they were just now. I had to ride horses for a movie and I realized, like, oh, this is like I'm trying to control a car, except it has its own brain. So that was scary to me. But I'm not I wouldn't say OK, but you know, when you're sitting on a horse, it's like you're it's like a lot of muscle. Like it's a very what happens without controlling it. That's the way I feel about skiing. Like, how do you stop when you're going downhill? Right. Man versus gravity. Gravity is always going to weigh.

You ski long enough, you're going to regret it. All right. So ish. True ish. False ish.

It's right in the between. Like if there was a horse over there, I'm not going to like start freaking out. OK, good. If you're like, would you get on the horse?

I'd be like, can you find someone else? Understood. Next one.

True or false? Kamel, you decided to start a stand up career after you were impressed by Hugh Grant's performance in four weddings and a funeral. Yeah. Yeah. Wow.

You really painting me as like sort of this coward because I'm like, I don't. But it's true. It's true. It's true. Why?

I mean, why am I painting you as a coward? You're inspired by it. Well, I'm sort of like, oh, you know, you're like I really was inspired by Hugh Grant. He does this best man speech in it. And it's really, really fantastic. And I realized years later that my first five years of doing stand up on stage was just my impression of Hugh Grant in four weddings and a funeral.

Is that right? Yeah. Because, you know, I was like, he's handsome. He has great hair. He's funny. Women love him.

It was everything I wasn't, you know. And so, yeah, Hugh Grant was I still, by the way, you know, I've been a friend of Hugh Grant's forever. And now everyone's like, oh, my God, Hugh Grant's an amazing actor. He's got all this range. And I'm like, yeah, I've been here the whole time.

He's so good. Next one. True or false? You pitched Judd Apatow, a film called Ghost Witch, wound up adapting your real life love story that became the Oscar nominated screenplay, The Big Sick. Is that true?

Yeah. The movie was not called Ghost Witch. It was about a ghost witch.

So that is all I'll say it's true. I was like, it's about it's about a ghost who's also a witch. She was a witch that she dies and she comes back as a ghost and she's still a witch. And he said, do you have any other ideas? And then I said, well, you know, my wife was my girlfriend at the time was in a coma. And that's how I met her family. And, you know, we fell in love, sort of like over this crazy tragic event. And he said, OK, yeah, let's try that. And if that doesn't work, we'll go back to Ghost Witch.

And Ghost Witch never happened. And it's amazing how things come about, right? I mean, yeah, I mean, that is incredible. I'm so grateful to Judd for, you know, giving me that chance when when kind of nobody else would. And also recognizing he was like, you got to write about stuff that means something to you. It's got to be personal. It can't just be like a great idea you had that that's clever.

It's got to really come from like inside you. And that's a lesson I still try and, you know, carry with me in everything I do. Sure. Next one for you here.

True or false? You auditioned for two roles in Silicon Valley. Didn't get him, but Mike Judge created a whole new character for you anyway. That's that's absolutely true. So I auditioned for Erlich, who's played by TJ Miller, and this character named Big Head, who is played by Josh Branum, who's not in that picture.

I was so nervous for this audition. I've been a big fan of, you know, Mike Judge. Like Beavis and Butthead. Have you watched much Beavis and Butthead? Not lately. You know, there's no Beavis and Butthead on I think it's on Paramount. It's just as good as the original.

I did not know that. I got to get in on that because that is brilliant. Office space as well. Office space.

You know, these movies, like, you know, these shows loom so large for me. So they were like Mike's doing an HBO show. Would you want to audition? And I said yes. And I found out, you know, before Christmas and the audition was next year.

So I had like two months to get really nervous. I went in, I read these two parts and I thought they went well. You know, I was like, OK, that was a good audition.

I did my best. And if nothing else, I get to meet Mike Judge. And they called me afterwards. They're like, we don't think you're right for this, but we're going to write you a character. And people say that all the time where they're like, you're not right for this, but we'll find something. And then a few weeks later, I got a call and they said, hey, we've written this character for you. You don't have to audition for it again.

Do you want it? And I was like, really? Yeah, I'm getting emotional talking about it. So, yeah, they created this character for me and I ended up doing show with Mike for six years. That is so cool. And is it true then, too, that the math in the famous tip to tip efficiency scene was actually. Checked out and verified by Ph.D. from Harvard.

I think it might have been Stanford, but yes, I think I'm not sure. But I mean, I don't think we could talk about the specifics of this scene because it took forever. Right.

And then it took forever to shoot it. But I mean, the specifics of the scene, I think, are like too adult for. Oh, yeah. OK.

So that scene is about you don't know what that. No, I do know what it is. Yeah. Yeah. OK.

Yes. So it's like it's a very vulgar act. And yes, it's like a I don't know.

I don't want to say anything understood. It's a vulgar act. Welcome to Chippendales. Welcome to Chippendales. Wow. There's a real like there's a real theme to my career. Yeah.

But it was checked out by actual. Yeah. So, you know, it's about this sort of like somebody comes up with this vulgar idea and then we get obsessed with doing the math of it. And so there are like all this math about doing this this thing.

And we did you know, they got it checked out by real I believe it was Stanford PhDs and they came up with all the math for it. The hardest part of doing that scene was not laughing and also remembering what to write because it's gobbledygook to us. You saw what that was. I can't figure it out. Makes no sense. And I was, you know, stereotypically pretty good at math. But that's beyond my that was beyond my skill set. How about spelling?

Good to grade at spelling, except I throw use into random things again because of colonialism. Look at the last one for you. It's outside of like honor and flavor. And look at you. So what was it like to be an Obi Wan? That was I remember just because those those shows, the Star Wars TV series are we sit down as a family and watch them. You do.

And do you like Obi Wan? Love it. It was great.

It was great to see you too. Oh, thank you. It was really, really sort of a dream come true that I couldn't even dare to dream. You know, the hard thing about doing something like Star Wars is you have I have to go in and be like, I'm just doing a job. I'm not doing Star Wars because otherwise I'll get paralyzed, you know?

Sure. But it's really hard because you're like, I'm just doing a random show and everyone is carrying lightsabers and blasters and looks like I'm in a cantina. And this guy looks a lot like Obi Wan that I'm talking to right now. So I had I had one real moment where I froze because I went and I met Ewan and, you know, he's a lovely guy. And we're sort of hanging out before we started shooting. And it was so normal and awesome.

And then the yell action. And the first scene we shot is the scene where we meet and he comes in and he starts speaking. And I completely froze because I was like, I'm not talking to you and I'm talking to Obi Wan Kenobi right now.

Because it's such a specific performance and he's so good. So it was, man, honestly, one of the most like joyful experience I've had on set. And part of it is because, you know, you're doing Star Wars and everybody's so excited to be there. So my character in it is this guy who's like, I mean, I can give it away.

It's been out for a long time. He's like a guy who's pretending to be a Jedi, you know, so he's like a fake Jedi. So I have this fake lightsaber in the show and that fake lightsaber, the prop master for the show. It's the lightsaber that he made for himself when he was 20 years old. And he brought it to me and he was like, I want you to have it for this character. And I was like, you know, everybody's always wearing Star Wars shirts.

Everybody was just so excited to be working on a Star Wars. And you saw his performance, absolutely one of the greatest actors of all time. So to be able to like, you know, act with someone of that caliber right next to you, it's really, really remarkable. It's a feeling that's hard to describe. The other thing that's great about him, you know, is when you yell cut, no matter how intense the scene is, he's just back to you and goofing around and fine. Come on, really?

Yeah, man. And then it's like action. And then he's like on the on the floor, screaming at the sky, cut tears down his face, cut tears somehow disappear. He doesn't even wipe them.

They go back in his eyes and then he's back to normal. I mean, truly a tremendous, tremendous person, an actor. And I'm glad you I'm glad you like the show. It's awesome. It's great.

Yeah. Loved it. It was really it was really awesome.

The kids loved it. And it's like appointment viewing where you sit down and there's not there's not enough stuff on TV for an entire family to just sit down. Yeah, unfortunately. Welcome to Chippendales is not happening.

That's not happening. Did you watch Andor? Have you guys seen Andor yet?

We haven't gotten into that yet. My my wife sat down with our nine year old daughter and watched the first episode. She said it's it's a it's a little bit more adult, like it was a little bit more. That's what I've heard.

It was kind of like a nine year old needed a little bit more help and trying to follow the plot. So that's what I've heard. It's amazing. I've heard it's spectacular.

I've heard it. It gets better and better. And that by the end, it's one of the best Star Wars things ever made. I haven't started it yet.

But it's so cool that you got to be in one. I know like lightsaber, the prop master made. So again, it's a handle, right? It doesn't. There was no.

No, no, no. There's no light that comes out of it. They don't have that technology.

But you know, the other thing that they do, we don't have lightsaber technology yet. You know, the other thing that they do is they shoot in this dome where they project the world on the walls. So you're sort of like it would be I mean, even the stuff indoors would be like none of this is really here.

It's a dome. And they're projecting that wall onto the screen. So the great thing is spaceships walking around. It's all like that. So. So if I'm like doing a scene with someone, usually the blue screen and you pretend you're flying through space here, you don't have to. You really look outside the window and it's Star Wars right out the window.

It's unbelievable. Yeah. And you can really like those one scene I did where there are like rows of stormtroopers, you know, all going all the way back. And the first row is real human beings. And behind that is a screen. And me sitting here, even if it's like 20 feet away, I can't tell the difference.

I can't tell where the real ends and the fake begins. Fantastic. It's really, really amazing. That is awesome. Welcome to Chip and Dale's is released every Tuesday on Hulu. Episodes one through three are available now for streaming. I'll watch it with my kids when we're done with The Handmaid's Tale. That's a great time in my house.

Pat and Tommy. Huge. Yeah.

Big time. We'll go through the whole oeuvre at Kumail and on Twitter and Instagram. Thanks for coming in here. Anytime. Thank you so much for having me.

Come on and Johnny right here on the Rich Eisen Show will wrap up this Thursday show in a sec. The NFL's done this last several years, and it's a great idea to take two teams from Thanksgiving and have them kick off the following week on Thursday night football. So it's a full complement of rest. Kind of messes, obviously, with their schedule where normally you you travel on a Friday or Saturday, not on a Tuesday or Wednesday in your final week of practice.

Final day of practice is normally, as we all know, at the end of the week. But they still have a full week's worth of rest, they being the Bills and the Patriots. Unbelievably, week 13, the Bills do not still do not have a divisional win.

Still don't have one. Now, the Patriots and Dolphins kicked off the season and the Dolphins beat New England in that game. And then since then, New England has beaten the Jets twice. So New England has a better divisional record going into this game than Buffalo. Now, then Buffalo still has a better record than New England.

We bring all this up because Buffalo is still trying to win the division and still trying to get a one seed and still trying to figure out how they can make the Super Bowl and have the road to the playoffs go through western New York. And tonight's a big game for that, because if you think the Chiefs have their hands full in Cincinnati this weekend, the Bills posting a ninth win and then sitting back over the weekend and watching Cincinnati and the Chiefs pound on each other. If the Bengals beat the Chiefs, then the Bills would in fact be the one seed if the 49ers beat the Dolphins. So the Bills have a shot, a very believable shot at the one seed by the end of this weekend.

They can go from five to one and then just try and win out from there and have everybody come try and chase them. That is a huge game, as we all know, between Miami and San Francisco coming up later on this weekend. And you've got the Jets sitting right there in front, if we put it back up on the screen one more time, if you don't mind, Mr. Hoskins, you've got the Jets sitting in front of the Patriots. If the Patriots win this game and go to seven and five, the Bills fall to eight and four, and that would be a, I mean, it's not a debilitating or crushing loss for them, but they would fall to 0-3 in division. Their best finish in division would be 500. And you have to wonder if that's a tie break that might be an issue for them moving forward. And then the Patriots sitting there at seven and five, if the Jets lose in Minnesota, the Patriots would no longer be sniffing it.

They would be in a wildcard spot. The Chargers, as we all know, have a big game themselves trying to come off of that win, that last second win that they just posted at Arizona. They're at Vegas. So this is a huge football game tonight. The Titans are taking on the Eagles, the Baltimore Ravens, with Lamar Jackson dealing with a leg injury, wasn't able to practice yesterday.

So keep an eye on that. The Baltimore Ravens have a home game against Denver. Talk about another winnable game.

They supposedly had one in Jacksonville last week. So there's a lot of ground that could be made up fast, a lot of ground that can be lost fast. This week in the AFC is going to be really, really crucial and important.

And we'll see how it all plays out starting tonight between the Bills and the Patriots. Fun show. Kumail Nanjiani in studio. Want to thank him. Want to thank Mike Florio as well as RG3.

Tomorrow's show, Tyron Matthews is scheduled to appear on our program. Great job, Feli. Great job sitting there.

Del Tufo, last 40 minutes. Couldn't tell the difference. It was seamless from Mike to you. Great. Thank you. Very well done.
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