Oct 18th 2017 by Mushypurples_ • 17 Questions • 657 Points
Hey Reddit, I'm here again!
After starting standup at 19, I wrote, starred, and produced my own television show TITUS from 2000-2002. After I pissed off the Network President and the show got canned I've done seven 90 minute comedy specials and I'm working on my eighth called Amerigeddon, which is touring now.
I also just finished my first feature film called Special Unit, a cop movie starring actors with real disabilities and my emotional ones. We used handicapped actors in a way that has never been done before, in a balls out comedy that is as if Mel Brooks made Lethal Weapon with retards. You can check out the movie below.
No I have not heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise, and one more thing...catapults, no question.
EDIT: I need to jet people! Thanks so much for the questions and some of your hilarious responses. If I get some time later I'll come back and answer a few more! And guys, PLEASE see the movie, no bullshit you'll laugh your ass off. If you don't want to give the corporate overlords at Apple any money you can get it on my website Until we meet again Reddit!
I just wanted to say how much I miss your show. It seems like after it was cancelled all television kind of went to hell. Any chance we'll ever get to see another sitcom from you?
Of course. But only if she eats all her moose soup!
I love both!!! This car chair is a fuck machine!!!! LOL!!!
Yeah, I was in charge of all of it and when I went away everything just sucked. Except for Breaking Bad. Honestly I am working on a new show for me and Billy Gardell and another one called "Devils Music." It's all a crap shoot though.
Is LJ into older chicks? My daughter is 3 and they should totally hook up. She watched your special with us and now refers to her chest as mushy purples.
Stay high and tight!
WTF is a-jak-a-lit??
Sup Jeans? Time for you to play "Would you rather?"
A. Dunk your head in a bathtub of puke for 5 seconds
B. Be retarded.
Love the podcast, love your work, keep 'em high and tight.
Any funny stories from the set of Pootie Tang? I have to imagine working so close with Chris, Louis, Wanda, etc.. must have been ridiculous.
Loved your Netflix special, Mommy. Your impressions of your Dad make laugh super hard, like fuckin rock.
Any chance you could write a script in the vein of ‘All in the Family’ where your dad is the Archie Bunker character, and you dress up as a man to play him? Louis CK could co-write.
Mommy Tommy can play Meathead.
Outside of Larry, who on the show makes you laugh the most?
Hi Mommy Tina, I hope the jeans are high and tight today. You probably get this question a lot but how did you and T-Bunz meet? Ya'll have just about the best relationship I've ever seen in regards to compatibility and affection.
P.S. Congrats on your special!! Send my love to Tommy, Little Jeans, Top Dog, Charo, Blueban, and the dogs.
Love your work JB, the combination of Leon and Larry is genius. Have you ever seen Larry get into a real life awkward situation?
"Visibility" is something that takes up time. I'd rather make comedy and hopefully the visibility will come. Thanks for the compliment though. I was a big fan of Prince and he took over all of his distribution and production. He didn't sell as many maybe, but made twice the money and the fans knew they were supporting him and not a monster conglomerate. I love that. I've also been reemed a couple times. I may write SLAVE on my face like he did.
Hey Mommy Tina,
I love when you have guests on your podcast "That's Deep Bro". Do you have any planned guests coming up soon we can look forward to?
JB, you are the best on Curb!!!
Do you do any writing for the show or just acting? And/or how much of it is improv?
Hi. What has your experience been like working with Larry David?
Been a fan of your standup and your show ever since I first saw it in 2012. I love doing a little bit of standup here and there, myself, and I was just wondering... how do you go about your writing/scripting process? Do you write the jokes first, then weave them together, or just kind of see where it goes, adding that big punch at the end (that's really my favorite part of every show)? Thanks for your time, keep up the good work!
She's the best. Maybe next time when she's in town.
Hey mommy, who's you're all time favorite comedian, alive or dead?
What was the hardest line in Curb to deliver with a straight face? Your delivery is hysterical. Cheers!
Hey Mommy! I caught your special on netfrix and Ihave to say, I was so excited and you did not disappoint! Do you feel like the wait was worth it & the timing was right to do it now? I feel like I had to wait 67 years for this but I think it was worth the wait. You killed it, Jean.
Hey, JB! What’s the best curveball you’ve thrown at Larry and/or another cast member while improving and vice versa? Also, how do you keep yourself from laughing? Any tricks? Great job, as always, this season!
Are there any plans for a Killer Klowns From Outer Space sequel?
I've BEEN TO BRISTOL In the 90's and I would LOVE to be on the Great British Bake Off! Please someone call Mary Berry. I've been practicing and there are no soggy bottoms in this house.
Camron Crow!! Did We Bought a Zoo!! He plays music to set the tone for scenes and communicates so well with what he needs from his actors.. Matt Damon was cool as shit too.
I've been hearing about it for years but i died in that movie... so fuck em.
All the time!! Happy people dig the character!!! Just hate when Im on a long flight to NY and some dude next to me in first is referring to me as Leon the whole damn flight.
Going back in December unless the movie makes billions then I'm buying a plane and hiding out until Trump blows this bitch up. Then I will BE Mad Max
Hi Hitler! Few questions and a comment.
1) “OMG” or “Fuck! You guys are doing good?” 2) Is being the water champ and personality champ too much responsibility for one person? 3) Why haven’t you done a special until now? 4) No more using basset hounds as an insult please.
We've all seen LD on screen but what's real life Larry like? He always seems to be playing a character in his shows and movies but what's he actually like - in the most raw, personal way?
Machines within, Machines within.
Why is this stuck in my head?
hey man love your work bro what would you say the possibility is of you getting a spin off?
Is he the one who tormented the waitress? That is still one of my favorite stories.
She DID deserve it.
DAMMIT! Now you got me on it!
I think I left his number in my other phone, so.... Not a problem- I’m sure he’s reading this anyway.
Hey Louis CK, this shit pitches itself- what say you get right on that and call Christina ASAP?
I think I’ve done enough to earn a Producer credit, no?
Hey JB, thanks for doing this. What's the most common quote people like to yell at you when you get recognized? How often do you do stand up sets? Can you come to Tampa Improv soon?
Mommy Tina, I've always wondered this... what was it like meeting Top Dog for the first time? Did he mention his beloved bowel movements early on? Loved the special. You and Tommy Bunz are the fucking best!
JB! As someone who discovered you on Curb but just found out you were on Def Comedy Jam. Do you have any real x rated stories form back in those days?
Top Dog is one of my favorite humans. He's so sweet and lovable. And I think yes, we discussed farts early on. That's kind of a prerequisite in the family.
None that i can tell you online... those guys are still friends.