The hit by Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos podcast “Grow up” returned! After a two-year hiatus, the comedy duo is back to answer burning questions like: “When should your boyfriend give up his rap career?” and “Do you need to wash your dishwasher?”
Michelle and Jordan first released “Adulting” in Spring 2019 Exactly right media. Founded by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, hosts of “My Favorite Murder,” the celebrity podcast network is home to several other popular podcasts such as: “This podcast will kill you” and “Ten times badder.”
Heavy got the chance to talk about the podcast with Michelle and Jordan at their August 31 show at The Bell House in Brooklyn.
Here’s what you need to know:
Michelle Buteau & Jordan Carlos Chat About ‘Growing Up’
Heavy: What inspired you to start the podcast?
Michelle: I want to say it was frustration. Just the frustration that there’s no safe place to complain about the wonderful things in your life that you’ve worked hard for, like doing stand-up, having a family, [and] Try to have a relationship that isn’t toxic with yourself or your partner. It’s fucking tough, man and therapy [is] expensive. So [“Adulting”] was really meant as a space to talk about s*** that doesn’t fit into pure stand-up.
Jordan: Also, the easiest way to hang out with your friends in comedy is to do a show together.
Heavy: What’s your favorite part of recording the show?
Jordan: i like to hear [to the show] and hear how the crowd felt. [The] second best [part] is likely when random people come up to you and say, “Oh, I love it when you do this or that,” or the messages we get from people. Some people just enjoy it [listening] on the way to work and some people are really going through things and need a laugh. We received a very inspiring letter from this person in Amsterdam. She was in a dark place and she said our podcast really helped her.
Michelle: have a podcast [is] Basically just text messages to the whole world like, “Hey, are you awake? You are OK?’ And reach is something we could never reach no matter how much stand-up we do, so it feels like a really unique way to reach people.
Heavy: Do you have a favorite guest that you had on the show?
Jordan: All of them! But someone who really made me laugh was Jim Gaffigan. Jim Gaffigan is a hilarious comedian, of course, but usually sticks to the script. And when he was doing our show, he was just free-stylizing and improvising and playing these different characters and saying dirty, dirty words that he’s never allowed to say on stage. So that [guest] is [going to] burned into my brain
Heavy: If you had to describe the podcast in three words, what would they be?
Michelle: Cheeky and honest.
Heavy: What advice do you have for people who want to get into the podcasting world?
Jordan: do it organically Do it with someone you like and kinda have good chemistry with and someone you have history with. The basis for this should be some truth [and] with which people can identify.
Michelle: Don’t think about it, but also be thoughtful. words have power.
Heavy: What other projects are you working on right now?
Jordan: [Michelle] begins production of her own show on Netflix entitled Survival of the Thickest.
Michelle: It’s based on a book I wrote “Survival of the Fattest: Oversized Essays in a Small-Minded World.” It’s very exciting.
Jordan: my series “All Trash” in on Freeform and Hulu. It was great fun. We shot him all over Brooklyn this year and he plays Phoebe Robinson. That was really cool. I also host a show on AMC where we talk about movies and discuss how they’ve aged.
Heavy: Michelle, can you tell us something about The Circle Season 5?
Michelle: I’ll say it happens and it’s wild.
You can hear “Adult.” HERE.
https://heavy.com/entertainment/michelle-buteau-jordan-carlos-exclusive-interview/ Exclusive: Michelle Buteau & Jordan Carlos Chat About Their Hit Podcast ‘Adulting’