The Cracked Podcast LIVE

Saturday, April 14 2018


UCB Sunset

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For centuries, glossy checkout stand magazines have told us “stars: they’re just like us!” But it seems like those magazines didn’t look into the origins & backstories of the celebrities they cover. Did you know Cameron Diaz went to high school with Snoop Dogg? Did you know Mr. T had a pre-fame life as Muhammad Ali’s bodyguard? And did you know Andre the Giant spent his childhood getting driven to school by Samuel Beckett (yes, THAT playwright/poet/Nobel Laureate Samuel Beckett)?

On this month’s LIVE episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by Matt Lieb (The Star Wars Show, AJ+), Jenny Jaffe (IFC, Disney XD) and Carey O’Donnell (Heathers, Billy On The Street) for a deep dive into the most bizarre celebrity origins and backstories. They’ll explore how ‘Jeopardy’ moved Mel Gibson’s childhood to Australia, which Oscar-nominated actor had a Major League Baseball Commissioner for a dad, and more strangely awesome beginnings of famous lives. And you (yes YOU) can join in the fun, by pitching your own baffling celebrity facts to the panel, and being heard on the podcast broadcast worldwide...IF you attend the show.


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The Cracked Podcast and live show is an extension of the editorial team discussions that shape the brilliant articles and sketches on Cracked. 

Alex Schmidt and the Cracked staff, along with an impressive roster of guests, use the platform to identify and dissect pop culture tropes, debunk myths and generally try to reach the large demographic of people who would enjoy their site's content if only they'd learn to read.