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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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Niagara Falls, Ontario
Feb 11, 2019

Sal and Bob visit Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada for a special Valentine’s Day episode. The One Hit Wonder is Nena’s 99 Luftballons. Both Sal and Bob agree that Ruth’s Chris is a great place to be, even though they’re single and pathetic. Sal talks about his favorite movies.

Both guys talk about problems crossing the Canadian border and feeling guilty. Both guys have fond remembrances about Frankenmuth, Michigan, and eating too much taffy. The guys agree that the Ray Liotta’s Chantix commercials are creepy. And the My Pillow guy is skeevy, and those commercials are unsettling. Sal jokes about the three years it took to develop the idiotic My Pillow. Sal and Bob do their “Mickey Yelling at Rocky” scene.

The guys read the world’s cheesiest Valentine’s Day jokes. Sal winds up the episode reporting that the Necco Valentines Day message hearts will not be available in 2019 and his plan to take advantage of it. Another fun episode.

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Nick and Sam's Steakhouse - Dallas, Texas
Feb 4, 2019

Sal and Bob do this very funny episode from the beautiful Nick and Sam’s in Dallas, Texas. The One Hit Wonder is Werewolves Of London, by one of Bob’s Top Five, Warren Zevon. Bob gushes about Warren, and brings up another favorite, Randy Newman. Bob talks about how David Letterman loved Zevon and would have him on to lead the band when Paul Shaffer was on vacation.

Both guys diss Kid Rock and Sal says Kid is re-recording Happy Birthday and Frosty the Snowman. Both guys joke about Dirk Diggler and his manliness, and the recap a rare show they did together at Sal’s club, The Comedy Room. Bob says the emcee for the night, Steve Smargon, was very funny. Sal talks about how the TV show “Hung” was filmed at his club. Both guys talk about the fun and the perils of what is known in the comedy biz as a “guest set.”

The Whine List includes Bob’s complaining about Renaissance Festivals, and Sal whines about the cost of Renaissance jewelry, and his disappointing yoga results. Bob winds up the episode by talking about why he took a knee at a recent sporting event. Big fun and silliness from Sal and Bob!Tune in!

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Ponderosa Steakhouse - Dearborn, Michigan
Jan 28, 2019

This edition of The Sal and Bob Show comes to you from the lovely Ponderosa Steakhouse in Dearborn, Michigan. Our producer and fellow comedian Nate Armbruster sits in for Sal at the restaurant because Sal is in Fort Myers, Florida, appearing at the Laugh In Comedy Cafe.

We patch in with Sal and talk about the truly awful One Hit Wonder, The Final Countdown by Europe. Sal picks his Super Bowl winner, and all three guys go fanboy for Tom Brady. A lively discussion is held about why they still call it “New” England, and why Nate loves the underdog and wants Brady to lose. Nate asks Sal what would happen if the Detroit Lions won a Super Bowl and all three guys chime in with a story about how bad the Lions suck.

Brian Corrion, the owner of the Laugh In Comedy Cafe joins the guys for an interesting and inspirational interview about coming back from financial ruin, starting a new club, and writing a great new book called Boativation, which details Brian’s comeback story. A fun and interesting episode! Tune in!

B and B Butchers and Restaurant - Houston, Texas
Jan 21, 2019

Sal and Bob are at B&B Butchers and Restaurant in Houston, Texas, and the One Hit Wonder is I’m Too Sexy, by Right Said Fred. Bob wonders how Italians got to Houston and talks about the show’s increasing worldwide listenership.

The guys talk about upcoming guests, including their favorite Dateline reporter, Josh Mankiewicz, and their admiration for comedian Gary Gulman. Sal gives listeners a lesson on Wagyu beef. Bob talks about his experience being in Houston during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Sal goes gaga over B&B Butchers’ “Rare Force One” Mercedes limousine that picks up restaurant guests.

The guys talk about mostaccioli, crappy wedding glasses, and being single at a wedding. Both guys yap about their love of Texas and the great food at roadside diners. More dumb discussion is held about the One Hit Wonder and Jeb Bush’s hilarious presidential campaign.

Sal and Bob lament the pandering some comics do, including fake standing ovations, SNL and Milton Berle. They wrap up the episode with a funny discussion about what Sal does on Sundays and why it’s the most Italian thing he’s ever said. Fun times, as always, with Sal and Bob.

St. Elmo Steak House - Indianapolis, Indiana
Jan 14, 2019

A really funny episode of the Sal and Bob Show, coming to you from St. Elmo Steakhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The One Hit Wonder is “Man in Motion,” one of the theme songs from the epically awful movie, St. Elmo’s Fire, from 1985. Written by David Foster and performed by John Parr, the song had an original, heroic purpose, but Hollywood ruined it, as usual. A brief and funny discussion is held about the NFL playoffs and the Bird Box Challenge. Sal relates a funny story about having the awesome shrimp cocktail from St. Elmo, the history of the restaurant, and all the famous people who’ve eaten there. Sal does a great impression of a Dick Vitale and Bob talks about how Rudy Giuliani looks like the monster from Krull, and completely blows it discussing Robert Irsay.

The boys go wild about the 1933 Bar’s signature drink. Sal informs listeners about Wagyu and Kobe beef, and how it’s made, and the uniqueness of St. Elmo’s waitstaff. A fun foray into the nightlife of Indianapolis is held, and Bob talks about Sal’s comedy club, The Comedy Room in Wyandotte, Michigan. Sal says some listeners are concerned with our health. A lively analysis is held about the NFL playoffs, and how to get a Sal and Bob coffee cup. The boys discuss crossover entertainment in the 70’s, and their favorite show, Dateline, and Josh Mankiewicz, their favorite reporter, who will be a guest soon. The episode ends with the Love Theme from St. Elmo’s Fire.

Monroe St. Steakhouse - Detroit, Michigan
Jan 7, 2019

Sal and Bob are back home in Detroit and coming to you from Monroe St. Steakhouse in Greektown. The One Hit Wonder is Anita Ward’s “Ring My Bell.” They laugh about 70’s stereo systems and why they like the “pew” sound effect in the song. Bob admits that he danced to the song in his Angel Flight bell bottoms at the no-alcohol disco for teens. The guys talk about Detroit’s resurgence as a downtown entertainment area and the new neighborhoods popping up. Monroe Steakhouse is a great place to have a steak before or after going to the casino. Sal mentions that the show has been picked up by On Tour Podcasts.

They welcome their friend, fellow standup comedian and the King of Detroit Blue Comedy, Bill Bushart. Bill talks about being the King of Self Loathing. A lively discussion is held between all the guys about comedy advice, Bill’s career, and how Bill has encouraged young comedians such as Nate Armbruster and Mark Habib. Bill talks about how he’d rather have people smoking in the clubs than using cellphones. Sal asks about Bill’s former student Brad Wenzel, Jeff Arcuri, and Mike Kosta, who’ve gone on to national television appearances. Bob thanks Bill for being a great mentor. Bill talks about chasing the dragon, and the largest and smallest shows he’s ever done. Sal discusses Bill’s talent for reading the room. Bob asks Bill which two pieces of advice he would give new standup comedians.

Ray's The Steaks - Arlington, Virginia
Dec 31, 2018

In this special New Year episode Sal and Bob travel to Arlington, Virginia to eat and crack wise at Ray’s The Steaks (say that fast and you’ll get it). The One Hit Wonder is Lou Bega’s “Mambo Number 5” and the boys talk about Lou getting in trouble for stealing the melody from a 1940’s hit. Bob’s Whine List contribution is people clogging up his gym with their New Year’s resolutions.

Sal and Bob welcome their guest, movie critic and standup comic, Corey Hall (@CoreyHallComic). Corey livens up the show with his spot-on pop culture references, and his takes on who will take home the Golden Globe Awards. It’s just a bunch of silliness, as usual, with Sal and Bob.

The Christmas Episode - Hammond, Indiana
Dec 24, 2018

Sal and Bob travel to Hammond, Indiana and eat at Lung Wah Chinese restaurant to recreate their memories of A Christmas Story. Our special guest is good friend and fellow standup comedian Matt McClowry. The One Hit Wonder is the white trash classic Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.

The fellas yap about how lazy they are getting Christmas presents, and kibitz about A Christmas Story trivia. Sal’s Whine List subject is the pain in the ass factor of people using their phones for coupons and boarding passes. Bob whines about people who mispronounce barbed wire, Alzheimer’s disease, etcetera and other stuff, then both guys talk about the difficulty in saying “camaraderie.”

Comedian Matt McClowry (@MattMcClowry) then joins the guys and they have a funny and interesting talk about Matt’s career, his beginnings, his success in comedy festivals, and how to get free stuff from hotels by carrying your own syringes. Sal tells a story about how he and his ex almost missed being in The Price Is Right audience because Sal was stuck at a blackjack table. Bob appreciates Matt’s unique jokes and asks Matt about how being on the spectrum has influenced his comedy style. Matt discusses his appreciation of Jerry Seinfeld and his work ethic. Sal and Bob close with some interesting stats about their growing listenership and thank Matt for being a great guest.

Golden Steer Steakhouse - Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec 17, 2018

Sal and Bob travel to Las Vegas to visit their shrine, The Golden Steer, in the guys’ opinion the best steakhouse in Vegas. They talk about getting their heads handed to them at the blackjack tables, and why Bally’s and Caesar’s entertainment sucks. Lots of Vegas-y stuff including the awesome menu and history at the Golden Steer.

Their very special guest is their friend and hilarious comedian Dave Landau (@LandauDave), who is co-host of The Anthony Cumia Show, has appeared on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and is a regular at Brad Garrett’s in Las Vegas. They talk to Dave about his funny new movie, The King of Detroit, local Detroit legend Bill Bonds.

The guys talk to Dave about comedians apologizing for saying off color things and whether they should. They all agree that Hollywood sucks and has no standing. The boys then talk about Dave’s role on The Anthony Cumia Show, how Dave brings a new element to the funny, and how all of them are amazed at Anthony’s impressions. Dave relates how some listeners get his politics wrong because of the show’s slant. The guys talk gambling and how Dave likes to play television themed slots and lurk around the casino. They wrap things up by thanking their waiter Carl Dillahay and the Golden Steer Manager, Lynn Gimian. What a fun time and special episode with comedian Dave Landau!

One Night Stan's Comedy Club - Waterford, Michigan
Dec 10, 2018

Sal and Bob visit their friend Mike Green’s new comedy club in Waterford, One Night Stan’s, on Black Friday. The One Hit Wonder is Don’t You Forget About Me from 1985.

The guys yap about The Breakfast Club, and casting trivia about that movie, and how Al Pacino almost didn’t play Michael Corleone. Bob was appearing at One Night Stan’s the night this episode was recorded.

The guys interview Mike Green and his assistant Katie Hunter and crack wise about comedy stories from Mike, including how the new club took shape. Mike recounts some highlights of his long and successful career. Road stories and nonsense abound as we talk to Katie about her role at the club, and round out a very funny episode.

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