The Sal and Bob Show

The Sal and Bob Show is a podcast hosted by comedians Sal Demilio and Bob Phillips.

They love steakhouses, so they visit some of the best in the country, crack wise and generally act like idiots while enjoying a great meal. They talk comedy, gambling, sports, movies and other things that interest us. With regular bits like the One Hit Wonder and The Whine List, it's a lively half hour of nonsense.

Follow Sal and Bob individually at @SallyD08 and @BobTheSuit

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Ocean Prime - Troy, Michigan
June 24, 2019

Its the Ocean Prime, Troy, Michigan episode. So of course the One Hit Wonder is by Billy Ocean, Get Out of My Dreams. Because we’re like that. Sal relates a story about going to a White Out Party and wearing black. The guys trash the new Library Pub, lamenting the cool, intimate, old version that actually had books on the shelves. They both agree that Get Out of My Dreams couldn’t be recorded today because of the MeToo movement. Sal gives a little history of the owner of Ocean Prime, Cameron Mitchell, and how he started his business. Our special guest is our producer and very funny guy, Nate Armbruster (@natecomedy).

Sal relates a great story about a couple from WWII who reunited after 70 years. The guys talk about all the sex senior citizens are having in retirement homes, and the rise of STDs among seniors. Gross. Bob talks about how people promise to get together and never do, and how tragic it would be to go to a 75 year high school reunion. The guys welcome Nate who tells about his extended tour of bourbon country. Nate calls it “Sal Country.” Nate says he never had the confidence to tell Bob that he drinks his bourbon meat. Nate says Buffalo Trace is the longest continuously operating distillery in the country. Sal gets really passionate about the tradition of bourbon distilling. Bob does his Cliff Calvin thing and talks about bourbon’s resurgence in the USA.

All the guys agree there should be a bar at the distilleries. Bob brings up taking your own candy into the movies and the guys take off on bringing booze in. Bob talks about eating movie candy outside a movie theater and how weird it is to eat Sno-Caps and not being in a theater. All three guys yap about eating all their food supplies before the movie starts. A lively discussion is held about what time you should arrive at the theater, and how awesome it is to be the only one in the theater. Sal says he solving to watch The Irishman in a theater on his phone. Bob brings up the newest X-Men movie that killed the franchise. Nate says he wishes he could reboot some of his act. All the guys talk about Spider-Man and how long it’s gone on. Sal and Nate agree that you might as well do Raging Bull II and Titanic II. Sal talks about extending movie sequels and the guys agree that they should reboot John Hughes movies. Brunch Club. All three guys round out the episode agreeing that superhero movies are played out, especially the Joker character.

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Father's Day Special - Bob's House
June 17, 2019

Sal and Bob have been on the road a lot so they decided to record this special Father’s Day episode and cook steaks at Bob’s house. The One Hit Wonder is Cats in the Cradle, by the great Harry Chapin. Chapin was not a one hit wonder but who cares.

Sal shares some of his betting secrets and admits to betting everything from birthdays too license plates to his mom's hospital room number. Bob explains why they chose Cats in the Cradle as the song for this episode. Sal then shares some deep Rocky trivia.

The guys mock dad jokes in honor of Father's Day by reciting some of the worst ones they've heard. Some are pretty bad. Sal shares a great gambling story from a trip to the Dominican Republic and Bob shares a nice story about a time his father showed him he had his back.

The guys wrap up the show with a short interview with comedian Derek Richards who is promoting The Irish Comedy Tour. An original comedy special available everywhere now!

Jess and Jim's Steakhouse - Kansas City, Missouri
June 10, 2019

It’s Kansas City, Missouri with Sal and Bob, at the unique and fun Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse. This steakhouse is one of the 10 best steakhouses in the world, Bob discovered the establishment after he and Sal went to Kansas City for several shows. The One Hit Wonder is Tubthumping by Chumbawamba. Sal tells a funny story about riding with former Kansas City Royal, Jim Eisenreich. Bob brings up his admiration for Sal’s baseball knowledge.

Bob gives the definition of a Tub Thumper, and the term “pissing the night away”. Bob bloviates about his disdain for Phish. Sal and Bob reenact another Rocky scene from the first Rocky, with help from their producer Nate Armbruster, who does a killer Stu Nahan. Because the guys are obsessive, they have to do a Lori Loughlin update. Sal talks about her daughter Olivia, and what the hell does YouTube Star mean? Bob rails against the whole “influencer” thing.

Sal and Bob welcome Steve Sabo, who has six CDs out. Bob remarks on how impressive it is for a comic to have that deep a catalog of jokes. Steve expounds on the importance of writing new openers and closers and staying fresh. Sal relates a story about how Rocky Laporte’s advice was to start strong, end strong, and try you’re new stuff in the middle. Bob compares Steve to James Brown, and tells a story about the first time he worked with Steve at a shit gig in Flint, and some advice Steve gave him about comedy audiences. Steve relates the importance of never prejudging an audience. Sal asks what was Steve’s largest and smallest crowd he ever performed for. Steve’s response is hilarious.

Bob tells a story about a show Sal and he had in Minnesota for eight people, and how difficult that can be. Sal asks whether those kind of shows eliminate the rookies and weak hearted. Steve agrees. Bob asks whether you learn more from bad shows than god shows. Steve says the bad shows teach you more.

Bob talks about how large crowds behind 2,000 demand a different timing. Steve agrees, saying you have to play the room “bigger.” Sal agrees that it’s a whole different animal doing a show for a theater with a mezzanine. Sal asks Steve if it’s difficult to be both a comedian and a booker. Steve has a great answer about how to deal with the egos and misunderstandings in the business, and how to be fair in booking comedians.

Bob brings up how a lot of comedians don’t understand the business side of things, and why they call it Show BUSINESS. Steve talks about how a comic consistently cancels and creates problems, and how if it’s HIM who has to cancel, he will offer to eat the costs for the promo. Bob talks about the business side of comedy. Sal talks about Steve’s merch table, and how he’s legendary for working that angle of the business. Steve says merch sales is not his favorite thing, but it’s a necessary component of making money on the road. Steve relates that women make the most purchases at a comedy show, and you have to address that fact. Sal asks where listeners can find Steve. Bob ends things with Jess and Jim’s slogan, “You can’t beat our meat". Listen Now!

The Keg Steakhouse and Bar - Windsor, Ontario
June 3, 2019

Sal and Bob travel to The Great White North for a show at The Keg Steakhouse in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The One Hit Wonder is Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day.” The boys figure out they have three different citizenships between them. They love Windsor, but admit to not knowing anything about the skyline except Caesars Palace.

They both share stories about being stupid teenagers and getting busted at the border for alcohol. Bob brings up the American to Canadian money conversion rate and how it messes with your head at the casino. Sal tells a great story about being in Vegas and a friend of his ruining an epic blackjack run by spilling a drink on the table. Both guys complain about how casinos try and get you off your game, and discuss The Cooler, a great Vegas movie starting William H. Macy and Alec Baldwin. Bob says Daniel Powter has been permanently friend zoned.

Sal and Bob pay tribute to their friend and legendary comic Leo Dufour, his wife Diane, and their comedy club, The Komedy Korner. Bob tells a story about missing the 2006 World Series to play at the club. Sal has a really interesting story about how his grandfather crossed the Atlantic from Italy 27 times to help build the Ambassador Bridge, which links Windsor and Detroit. Bob shares his trick for traveling to and from Windsor via the bridge and the tunnel. Both guys relate stories about getting hassled at the border.

Sal gives an NBA Finals update and picks Toronto to win it. Sal thinks Alex Trebek’s cancer diagnosis was part ratings ploy, and Bob says there is celebrity cancer and regular people cancer. We wrap it up with a quick gab about the duty free shop. Tune in! This is a very social episode, and we’re very social in it.

The Capital Grille - Chicago, Illinois
May 28, 2019

Sal and Bob dine at the Capital Grille in Chicago and talk about horror movies, Norman Greenbaum’s One Hit Wonder “Spirit in the Sky” from 1969, and have a great interview with Kelly Demaret. Bob thinks it’s fascinating that an observant Jewish person wrote a mega hit about Jesus, and that Greenbaum found inspiration for the song in Western movies.

Bob asks Sal if he was swaddled when he came to the US from Italy in 1969. Bin yaps about the Stoli Doli, the signature drink at Capital Grille. Sal goes nuts for the filet mignon. Bob goes into an extended rant about he gets confused with another Bob Phillips, who is a compiler of what he calls “Bob Phillips Good Clean Jokes.” Bob tells some of the awful jokes in the book. Sal is all hepped up about Jeopardy, and James Holzhauer’s winning streak. Sal says NBC is running out of money. Sal feels sorry for the other contestants. Bob acts like a jerk and makes fun of Stephen Hawking on Jeopardy. Bob talks about his OCD and Sal says he doesn’t care about how many times he washes his hands or whether numbers are even or odd. Sal tells his Whopper Jr. story and cracks Bob up. Bob laughs that Sal has to have his Whopper Jr. cut in half. Sal and Bob talk about how they were accosted by two critics at their home “office” at Hyde Park. Sal is so nice he gives them a Sal & Bob business card and Bob marvels at his salesmanship. Bob brags that Sal and Bob now have 20,000 listeners.

Sal introduces actress Kelly Demaret, who is also one of the producers of a new movie that Sal invested in, called “30 Miles From Nowhere.” The movie stars Seana Kofoed, who was also a producer on the film. It’s a horror movie about good friends reuniting for a friend’s funeral, and Kelly gives us a great rundown of how the movie was made, stories from the set, and the challenges encountered with producing the labor of love. Kelly shares some insight into filmmaking and how they had a “No Asshole” rule on set, and how she had to fire a dog because he was too gentle. The movie can be purchased at Walmart and watched on Comcast. Big fun talking movies, and all the usual Sal and Bob nonsense this episode. Tune in!

Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's Steaks - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 20, 2019

In this brand new, funny episode, Sal and Bob travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to settle the The Great Cheesesteak War between Geno’s Steaks and Pat's King of Steaks®. The One Hit Wonder is ‘Makin’ It” by David Naughton. Bob yaps about his love for Andy Kaufman, and Kaufman’s alter ego, Tony Clifton. Both guys comment on the legendary rudeness of Philadelphians and the a-hole Uber driver they had.

The guys pay homage to Rocky once again with a hilarious edition of Mickey Yells at Rocky. Sal says he’s still using lines from Rocky with some of his dates. The Anthony Cumia Show Featuring Dave Landau is spoken of glowingly, as is Artie Lange, whom both guys hope is doing well in his recovery.

Sal chats about the stupid Delta/Coca-Cola joint marketing failure of napkins on flights designed to get passengers to hook up. The Drunken Trivago Guy, Lori Loughlin, and more silliness round out this very entertaining episode.

BEST OF: The Waffle House - Olathe, Kansas
May 13, 2019

In a revisit to episode 3, comedians Sal Demilio and Bob Phillips visit The Waffle House in Olathe, Kansas. They yap about Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas, the iconic Waffle House and the gig that brought them to Kansas City. They also whine about Jimmy Buffett and more on this edition of The Sal and Bob Show.

Crazy Horse Steak House and Saloon - Holland, Michigan
May 4, 2019

It’s a special Kentucky Derby episode with Sal and Bob, from the Crazy Horse Steak House and Saloon in Holland, Michigan. The boys highlight Dan Fogelberg’s Kentucky Derby hit “Run for the Roses”, and Sal admits that Dan Fogelberg always makes him cry.

Sal clues listeners in to Bill Duncliffe’s cool podcast, Can Do, which highlights horse racing. Sal gives everyone the lowdown on John Velazquez, the most successful jockey in horse racing history. Sal and Bob pick their horses. Sal does a great job running down the field and the odds for each horse. Both guys go over some of the best horse names of the last few decades, then add their own which are funnier.

Sal goes deep into the legend of Secretariat, and Bob recounts some of his favorite Kentucky Derby memories, including the one where he and Sal watched at their friend and comedian Mike Green’s house, and filly Eight Belles had to be put down. If you’re into the Kentucky Derby this is a funny and informative show.

Texas de Brazil: Brazilian Steakhouse - Detroit, Michigan
April 29, 2019

Sal and Bob decide to stay in Motown and dine at Texas de Brazil: Brazilian Steakhouse. It’s basically Gobs O’ Meat. The One Hit Wonder is Magic by a forgotten band called Pilot.

As usual Bob complains about how bad the song is. Bob also gives his “Bob’s shoulder update.” Sal opens The Whine List with a great complaint about cold patching crews and how it just makes things worse and makes you crave popcorn. Bob whines about sparsely attended benefits and plays his “Becky’s Liver” clip.

Sal gets into a spirited talk about Tiger Woods’s comeback, the NBA playoffs, the NHL playoffs, and both of the guys spend the rest of the episode complaining about the Detroit Lions draft picks. Funny, silly episode. They're so social. Tune in!

Volare Ristorante - Wixom, Michigan
April 22, 2019

Sal and Bob stay close to home and visit Volare Ristorante in Wixom, Michigan. The One Hit Wonder is "I Touch Myself" by the Divinyls. Much idiocy centers around the guys talking about touching themselves.

Sal explains the meaning of the word Volare. Sal bets Bob $100 bucks that he won’t go to karaoke and sing I Touch Myself. They mention their mutual friend Rusty Thomas who runs a karaoke in Flint. The episode features a Lori Loughlin update, as well as an update on Julian Assange’s dating profile.

Both guys yap about the pizza hero, and Sal laments another losing day at the track because he ignored God’s advice. Bob talks about recording his new CD, and both guys round out the episode with a funny edition of the Whine List. Stupid fun! Give it a listen.

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