Brown Deer, Wisconsin native and realistic Packers fan Gareth Reynolds is best known as the co-host of The Dollop, a popular American history podcast that has landed him a book deal and has brought him to perform in places like Iceland, Australia, and throughout the United States. On top of being a world-renowned podcast personality, as well as a writer (Arrested Development, You’re The Worst) and actor (New Girl, Maron), Reynolds regularly tours as a stand-up comedian.
Last week, we hosted a special homecoming appearance for Reynolds at Club Garibaldi. Prior to that sold-out show, the comedian sat down with host Tyler Maas to catch him up on everything he’s been up to since the last time he was on the podcast. Within that 18-month span, Reynolds co-wrote a book, toured Iceland and Australia, wrote for two beloved TV comedies, and landed a few more acting roles. He spoke about his show’s international popularity, the differences between the Arrested Development and You’re The Worst writers’ rooms, how he got a part on New Girl, and what he’ll be working on next. They pair also talked about the Packers, and Maas accidentally predicted Mike McCarthy’s firing.
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