Raphael Bob-Waksberg is a comedian and writer best known for being the creator of the acclaimed animated show BoJack Horseman, starring Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie Paul F. Tompkins and Aaron Paul. The Netflix show, is currently in its fifth season, with a sixth season in the works. Bob-Waksberg is an alumnus of Bard College, where he was a member of the comedy troupe Olde English with longtime friend and Adam Ruins Everything creator, Adam Conover.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg chats with Adam Conover, the host and creator of Adam Ruins Everything, which is now in its third season on truTV. Bob-Waksberg and Conover – who met at Bard, where they were members of the Olde English comedy troupe, and then became post-college roommates – dive deep into their shared past in a conversation that only two longtime friends could have. They talk about everything from how Conover’s personal history informs Adam Ruins Everything, their comedy philosophies (and Adam’s alternate life as a philosopher!) and their time together in Olde English, to their “dishes rule,” Howie Mandel’s prank TV show Howie Do It, and their favorite tweets that Adam has deleted. Plus, there’s a very special song improvised by Raphael during a Googling break! For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.
Episode recorded by Gideon Brower and co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi; the Talkhouse podcast producer is Elia Einhorn.
The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range.