High Confidence, Low Self-Esteem
By Steve Hofstetter
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High Confidence, Low Self-Esteem is an interactive video podcast, where comedians Steve Hofstetter and Danny Jolles get hilarious. Then Steve gets angry and Danny gets nervous, and the guest tries to get a word in.
||ExplicitMatt Iseman and American Ninja Warrior||Camilla schools us all on the shampoo effect, Danny recovers from his terrible email, and Matt discusses the harrowing life of ninjas.||7/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAndy Hendrickson and Being Ugly||We start the show with Danny's weekly freakout, which is a doozy. Camilla is so concerned with Danny's well-being that she almost faints, and Andy wages war with Oxy Clean.||7/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAli Spagnola||Twitter sensation and power hour musician Ali Spagnola stops in to find out why Danny hates Halloween and to discuss the Michigan debacle. Oh yeah, Camilla also partied with Lindsay Lohan.||6/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChris Bowers and Being Laugh Deaf||Chris Bowers stops in all the way from Indianapolis to coin the term Laugh-Deaf, as well as reveal why he's a ridiculous human being. And Danny and Camilla's short/tall fued goes to new, um, heights.||6/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDJ Dangler and Slenderman||Camilla is alive! But just in time to talk about how to best murder people. DJ Dangler joins the gang to talk Slenderman, violence, video games, Breaking Bad, and how fake hairy Danny is. Also, to coin the term Gildo.||6/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSteve and Danny Take Questions Part 2||Steve and Danny take an hour to ponder overstepping boundaries, debate the merits of certain fruits, and wonder where the hell Camilla is. Spoiler alert: Camilla is fine, just a little sick and slept through her alarm.||6/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Foster and the Adorably Wealthy||David Foster joins the crew to talk about whether or not comedy transcends, to tease Steve for being a Mets fan, and to discuss the adorably wealthy. And Camilla has a fondle recollection.||5/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSteve and Danny Take Questions||Steve and Danny catch up and take questions, while discussing the original of Steve's outrage: people who refuse to be a part of society.||5/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSasquatch Comedy and Bad Movie Ideas||Jack Quaid, Nick Williams, and Zach Webber come by to discuss being in Sasquatch Comedy with Danny. We cover everything from what makes a good impersonation to the future of sketch to terrible perfume commercials. And its a nice behind the scenes in Danny||5/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitGrant Lyon and Finger Butts||Grant Lyon helps the gang explore the idea of manliness. The feminist hypocrisy of not liking short guys riles Danny up something fierce, and Camilla launches a new business plan - The FingerButt||5/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitIan Edwards and Technical Difficulties||The gang welcomes Ian Edwards, the first comedian on Conan's new comedy label. They talk some sports before delving into Danny's fear of Aaron Carter and Camilla's cat-in-a-canon story. Yes, that's a thing.||4/29/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSara Tenenbein and Road Hard||Steve's wife Sara fills in for Danny and Camilla - who can't be there due to a time change. Why the time change? Because Steve was busy shooting his first movie! They talk about it, as well as their fight with a woman over a parking spot, do a little news||4/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJen Murphy and False Charges||Danny and Camilla are back with special guest Jen Murphy. Danny coins Hofstettering as a verb before the conversation gets deep into the nitty gritty of sexism in comedy and society.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJessica Michelle Singleton and Abandoning Family||Jessica Michelle Singleton joins Steve for a one-on-one talk about family. Bomb after bomb is dropped, and they determine that blood is only thicker than water if you're not an alcoholic.||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJay Black and Plugging Away||In a pre-recorded interview, Jay Black discusses how to plug away despite your family trying to actively prevent your dream.||4/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBen Morrison and Making Plans||Ben Morrison joins Steve Hofstetter for a pre-recorded discussion on his rise in standup comedy with an underlying message - sometimes the best opportunities happen when you least expect it (and when you're very drunk).||3/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMike Baldwin and Doing Meth||Mike Baldwin joins the gang to talk about drugs, earthquakes, comedy contests, and other hurtful things. The theme is narrowly missing success - and in this extra-long episode, it happens a few times.||3/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJason Collings and Being Wronged||Jason Collings joins the gang to discuss being wronged. We answer a ton of questions, and Jason reveals the process of getting booked on the Tonight Show (and how Justin Timberlake helped).||3/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSteve, Danny, Camilla, and High School||The gang is all here to reminisce about high school. Regrets abound when Danny discovers that Camilla was way cooler than anyone else, but all is smoothed over when Danny gets his own theme music.||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMike Citera and Facebook Parents||Mike Citera recounts his time on Price is Right, and Danny laments being Facebook-stalked by his high school principal. The gang all discuss the oddness of meeting celebrities (or being raised by one).||2/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNick Anthony and Impressing Women||Nick Anthony bonds with Danny over their love of animation, and how they may write a movie together. Camilla, Steve, Danny, and Nick discuss touring on the road, and how bagpipes are the worst thing that ever did thing. Danny reveals that he used to be a||2/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitGraham Kay and the Canadian Invasion||Graham Kay visits from his homeland up north to spread the news of poutin and politeness. Steve and Graham catch up about the Seattle competition, and Danny gets very upset about a Gawker article that called Seinfeld racist. Camilla, Steve, and Graham are||2/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDon Friesen and Perfect Hair||Don Friesen joins the gang to talk 80s hairstyles and the debate of clean comedy vs dirty comedy. And Danny loses his damn mind when Don, Steve, and Camilla don't know what Frozen is.||2/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Return of Danny Jolles!||Danny Jolles returns from his adventures in NYC, South Africa, and San Francisco, and tells Steve and Camilla about getting attacked by penguins. But not before Steve can berate him for losing his car keys. A special longer episode as its the first time t||1/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDarren Carter and The Last Minority||Darren Carter joins Camilla and Steve to discuss what it's like to be a redhead, what its like to be tall, and what it's like to be a tall redhead. The gang also gets into offensive jokes, when funny fails, and Steve's general hatred for all things that f||1/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEddie Ifft and Being Ferris Bueller||Eddie Ifft joins Steve and Camilla Cleese to talk about being a real life Ferris Bueller. The story of scamming a college out of 12 credits, getting $30K for a skydiving trip, and heckling 13-year-old girls are just some of the ridiculous tales of what it||1/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitCamilla Cleese and Big Shoes||Camilla Cleese joins Steve to talk about how horses and comedians have a lot in common, the difficulties women face in comedy, and growing up being expected to fail.||1/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJ. Chris Newberg and Detroit Rock City||Steve and Chris talk everything from religion to Detroit. But the core of the episode focuses on standup - the journey of starting out and how to deal with the craziness that surrounds every comic, and comes from some of them directly.||12/31/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDan Ahdoot and Being Likable||Dan Ahdoot takes a break from shooting Super Fun Night on ABC, despite Steve not knowing Dan was on that show. The two reminisce about performing the college circuit, take questions about hecklers, and debate the loopholes of certain super powers.||12/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAdam Hunter and the Scary Vagina||Adam Hunter joins Steve to reminisce about when the two were roommate in their mid 20s living in LA. As any episode with Adam would be, the conversation goes to sex, sex, comedy, and more sex. Listeners get a window into the guy Steve used to be and how h||12/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMark Valley and Man Points||Mark Valley joins Steve in the garage for a discussion on Man Points, getting kicked in the balls, the merits of hypnosis, and what it was like to screw with some USC film students.||12/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSara Tenenbein and the Hell of Moving||Steve is back in LA, and his wife Sara joins him for a special episode about how horrible it is to move into a new place. The subject bounces to their hatred for parents (as it always does), and they discuss their future goals for the house - to upgrade i||12/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitScott Sharp And The Only Jew In Maine||Scott Sharp joins Steve Hofstetter live from NYC at the Laughing Devil, where they discuss TV shows that have jumped the shark, time travel, and needy comedians. Basically what they'd be discussing even if there was no podcast.||11/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitRoy Wood Jr. and Escaping From Prison||In this pre-recorded interview, Roy Wood Jr. and Steve discuss being a self-starter, including an amazing story about how self-starting got Roy arrested, and the scheming that turned him from priors to Pryor.||11/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBen Gleib and Being David Silver||In this pre-recorded interview, Ben Gleib discusses how he went from a child who couldn't speak to one of the stars of Chelsea Lately. Ben and Steve tribute 90210, discuss how crappy childhoods make you a good person, and explore what almost making it can||11/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSteve and His Wife Sara Get Personal||It's Seattle live! Having Steve's real-live spouse in the episode proved enlightening. Sara confessed that his funny-on-stage is not the same as his funny-in-person and added that couples who have a great marriage are amused by each other. She writes the||11/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJimmy Brogan and The 7-Year-Old Heckler||Jimmy Brogan tells the story of when a 7-year-old topped him (along with a few other gems). Steve is moving, which means he's subjected to the criminals on Craigslist. And Danny learns he can also freak out in his sleep.||10/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSteve and Danny Get Married||It's always a wonderful day in the neighborhood - if you're a comedian. In this week's episode, we have an update on Steve's neighbor who may or may not have died last week. Danny has advice to couples having domestics: don't do it next to the police stat||10/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJohn Roy and A*****es Making A*****es||John Roy joins Steve and Danny and discusses the theory that a*****e parents make a*****e children. Danny freaks out for a good reason - he's got Yelp reviews about his dating life. And Steve doesn't understand why Texas and Oklahoma even have a border be||10/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitRamy Youssef and the Rules of Space||See Ramy Run from New York to LA, though not on billboards. He also loves Hugh Jackman at his angriest, is afraid of wrestling, and avoids a certain cousin because of one of the above. Danny's Freak Out involved a lesson in audio stalking, he also has a s||10/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitHenry Phillips and The Zombie Apocolypse||Henry Phillips joins Steve Hofstetter and Danny Jolles to discuss the impending Zombie Apocalypse. Henry tells us why he does a worse version of serious things, Steve goes to Facebook jail, and Danny believes he can beat all the zombies even though he doe||10/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDwayne Perkins and How to Take a Dick Pic||Comedian Dwayne Perkins joins Steve Hofstetter and Danny Jolles to discuss just how to take a dick pic, Danny gets saved by a 55-year-old angel, and Steve needs people to know their own damn address.||9/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMyq Kaplan, Micah Sherman, and Covering Up a Murder||Myq Kaplan & Micah Sherman join hosts Steve Hofstetter and Danny Jolles to discuss social media, dead neighbors, and Danny's new source of nausea.||9/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMaz Jobrani and The 7-Up Terrorists||Comedian Maz Jobrani joins Steve Hofstetter and Danny Jolles and tells a hilarious story about when 7-Up cast him to play a terrorist. Steve figures out how to fix nachos, and Danny's freakout gets personal.||9/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitGood Terror, Bad Terror||Hosts Steve Hofstetter and Danny Jolles are excited to finally take questions with live video, but not before Steve discusses why inconsiderate people are just like terrorists. Also, Danny reluctantly admits that he'd date someone on the terrorist watch l||9/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDanny and the 14-Year-Olds||Hosts Steve Hofstetter and Danny Jolles take questions and discuss Danny's inexplicable socializing with people half his age and Steve's hatred for people who think slowly. Despite an early technical glitch, the gang congratulates producer Travis on final||8/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Time We Fought With Candace Cameron||Hosts Steve Hofstetter and Danny Jolles take questions about Green Day, JDate, Danny's personal life, and more. Steve tells a story about ruining someone's life by finding their phone in a cab, they discuss fighting with Candace Cameron, and Danny freaks||8/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
Good Balance, Good Comedy
I like that there's a good mix of semi-planned programs and taking questions from the listeners/viewers. Three episodes in, it already has some fun running themes and jokes.
Mildly reminiscent of The Ricky Gervais show in that "some comedians sit around and talk," not as condescending, but equally entertaining. Also very accessible.
Danny, love your freak-outs.
Steve, love your contempt.
Super fun combo. :-)
Great stuff, Steve is always hilarious. Its great to see these two have a podcast.