Randy and Jason Sklar are brothers who together comprise a modern take on the classic stand-up comedy duo — the Sklar Brothers. You may know them from their numerous Comedy Central specials and their Netflix special, What Are We Talking About? Additionally, you may also know them for their sports/comedy series, Cheap Seats, which ran on ESPN Classic from 2004-2006.
Currently, the Sklar brothers host a podcast alongside comedian Dan Van Kirk centered around stories of impossibly dumb people doing impossibly dumb things called, Dumb People Town. (The podcast is currently being developed as a narrative animated show with Sony for YouTube Premium.) The Sklar brothers took a few minutes recently to participate in our twenty questions questionnaire series.
1. You walk into a bar. What do you order from the bartender?
Randy: A very stiff seltzer, on the rocks with a little lime and bitters, because I’m a badass.
Jason: A mojito. But I spell it with an “h” instead of a “j” just to keep them on their toes.
2. Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter and/or Instagram?
3. What’s currently waiting for you on your DVR or in your streaming queue?
Randy: The last few episodes of Escape At Dannemora – because I love a good comedy.
Jason: The latest season of Catastrophe on Amazon. Rob Delaney is as funny as he is lovely. And man is he lovely.
4. It’s your last meal — what are you going out with?
Randy: Pat and Dick’s Honeymooner sandwich from Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a potato latke and a new pickle and a Dr. Browns Cel-ray soda.
Jason: The Orecchiette at Osteria Mozza, and a Ted Drewes pistachio concrete with heath bar mixed in for dessert.
5. What websites do you visit on a regular basis?
Randy: MGoBlog — a brilliant site that breaks down University of Michigan Athletics.
Jason: Drew Curtis’ Fark.com — It’s a news aggregator with the funniest headlines out there.
6. What’s the most frequently played song on your mobile device?
Randy: It’s constantly changing but most recently, “4Ever” by Clairo — nothing better than blasting while driving my daughters to middle school in the morning.
Jason: “Long Wave” by Bonny Doon. So chill, so beautiful, It’s like Luna and Stephen Malkmus had a beautiful calm melodic baby together.
7. If you could go back and give your 18-year-old self one piece of advice what would it be?
Randy: Relax, comedy is a possible pathway.
Jason: Read as many books as you can, and don’t let your son play Fortnite.
8. What’s the last thing you Googled?
Randy: “Cam Newton giving up sex for a month.”
Jason: “How to spell orecchiette.”
9. Dogs or cats?
Randy: Dogs. Cats can’t roll across the floor on their balls like they’re wheels.
Jason: Dogs. What’s the best thing anyone’s ever said about their cat? “He’s like a dog. He knows his name. He comes to you. He can sit down.” So the best cat in the world is a mediocre dog. You would never hear the reverse: “You gotta meet my dog, he thinks he’s a cat. He’s a “cat dog.” He’s been hiding under the bed since the Bush administration because someone jostled a door too hard. He took a swipe at a baby for no reason. He’s a cat dog!” Never.
10. Best concert of your life was…?
Randy: Father John Misty at the Hollywood Bowl — God’s Favorite Customer Tour 2018
Jason: Wilco — Yankee Hotel Foxtrot tour – Ford Theater, LA 2002
11. What book are you most likely to give as a gift?
Randy: The Beastie Boys Book.
Jason: Book Of Fate by Brad Meltzer
12. What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
Randy: In 2009 close friends of ours flew from everywhere in the United States into St. Louis to attend our Dad’s funeral. They came in unannounced and left their families to do so, just so they could support us in that difficult time.
Jason: Our old friend Gary Belsky gave us a chance to do Cheap Seats on ESPN Classic. It was generous and became the best and longest-running television project we’ve ever gotten to do.
13. South Park or Family Guy?
Randy: South Park — two words: Shitty Wok.
Jason: Family Guy — throwing the dead frog out the window was maybe the funniest thing ever on television.
14. You have an entire day to do whatever you want. What would you do?
Randy: Go record shopping, take a walk in my neighborhood with my kids, then go out to a decadent dinner with my wife.
Jason: Take my daughter to breakfast, then go golfing with my son, go swimming with the family, and head to dinner at Dan Tana’s with my wife for steaks and Caesar salads.
15. What movie can you not resist watching if it’s on?
Jason: Pulp Fiction
16. The sports team or teams you’re most passionate about?
Randy: University of Michigan Football
Jason: University of Michigan Basketball
17. Where did you eat the best meal of your life?
Randy: La Hangar in Paris
Jason: Cabana Las Lilas in Buenos Aires (was so good went twice in 4 days)
18. The last movie you saw in a theater?
Randy: The Favourite
19. Who was your first celebrity crush?
Randy: Suzanna Hoffs
Jason: Bea Arthur
20. What would you cook if Nic Cage were coming to your house for dinner?
Randy: Cocaine casserole
Jason: Dinosaur bone soup
Previously: Jon Reep