Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

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From professional whiner and award-winning drunk Matt Bellassai comes Unhappy Hour, the podcast about everything we love to hate. Join Matt and his special guests as they vent about all things political, personal and cultural. Because nothing brings people together like good alcohol and good complaining.

Episode Date
Jingle Hell (with Ana Gasteyer)
Anti-french fry propaganda, Abcde, and diving deep into the worst part of holiday cheer: THE MUSIC. You'll never hear "Frosty The Snowman" the same way again. And finally, the legendary Ana Gasteyer, who has graced your movie theaters <em>(Mean Girls)</em>, your tv sets <em>(SNL, People of Earth, Lady Dynamite)</em>, your off-and-on Broadway stages <em>(Wicked)</em>, will be gracing this podcast with her presence. Matt and Ana expertly talk about boxed wine, being Northwestern alumni, their shared public love of Mr. Harry Styles and so much more.&nbsp;
Dec 11, 2018
Holiday DecorHATING (with Mamrie Hart)
Dumb dogs, criminal toots, and diving deep into decking the halls. Then we've got the Mamrie Hart in the studio for an interview and game! Mamrie is a hilarious comedian, actress, author and YouTube <em>star. </em>She's got a new podcast with Grace Helbig called This Might Get Weird, and in fact, this interview does get weird. Follow along as Mamrie and Matt weave together stories about straws, cheese, Reese Witherspoon, horny rabbits, and so much more.<br><br>Don't forget to follow Unhappy Hour on Twitter @unhappyhourpod.&nbsp;
Dec 04, 2018
Winter Is Coming (with Ashley Nicole Black)
Bongo break ins, malicious mischief, and diving deep into winter. Then we've got comedian and actor Ashley Nicole Black <em>(Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) </em>in the studio to talk about sweet meat, Big Lots! and so much more. Plus, we play a new game cleverly titled, "Elabor<em>hate.</em>"&nbsp;<br><br>Don't forget to follow Unhappy Hour on Twitter @unhappyhourpod!
Nov 27, 2018
Pilgrims? More Like KILLgrims (with Kimiko Glenn)
Loose pigs, hologram brides and diving deep into pilgrims. Tis the season for buckle hats, OR IS IT?! Then we've got actor Kimiko Glenn (<em>The Guest Book, Orange Is The New Black</em>) in the studio to talk about her career, scary movies and some personal quotes from her IMDB page.&nbsp;<br><br>Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @unhappyhourpod!
Nov 20, 2018
Only Juice Grapes (with Jo Firestone)
It's raining pants-less men (from the ceiling of a Waffle House), unidentified flying dildos strike again and a deep dive in the form of an open letter. Dear couple who did not thank Matt for holding the door open for them at Starbucks like the kind Midwestern gentleman Matt is, this one's very specifically for you. And finally, the hilarious comedian, actor and writer Jo Firestone (The Tonight Show, Joe Pera Talks With You) joins Matt in the studio for what was supposed to be an interview and game. We say "was supposed to be," because it kind of took on a life of its own. And we're so happy it did. Please enjoy this beautiful mess and make sure to NEVER ask Jo about yogurt. She's into juicy grapes now.
Nov 13, 2018
Holiday Season's Here, B*tch (with Ike Barinholtz)
Matt and Bari are back for our Unhappy Hour Season Three premiere! We're calling the paramedics for some pastries and dating ghosts in worst things first. Then we're diving deep into family gatherings, because holiday season is upon us and we all need to prep like it's Y2K. And finally, Matt sits down with Ike Barinholtz (<em>Blockers, The Mindy Project</em>) to talk about his new movie, <em>The Oath</em>, family fights, worst improv shows and much much more.&nbsp;<br><br>Also we've got shiny new social media accounts just for Unhappy Hour! You can follow us on Twitter @unhappyhourpod and on Instagram @unhappyhourpodcast. Check it out for behind the scenes pics, dumb jokes and new episode alerts.
Nov 06, 2018
High School? Not Fetch! (with Daniel Franzese)
"On October 3rd, he asked me what day it is." <br><br>We know, we know, we usually come out on Tuesdays, but we just couldn't help ourselves. It's Wednesday, October 3rd, we're wearing pink, and we're talking about <em>Mean Girls </em>for our season finale. First up, we've got a slew of terrible news in Worst Things First. After that we're diving deep into the horrors of high school. And finally, we have actor, comedian and model Daniel Franzese in the studio for an interview and game. Matt and Daniel talk about his life before, during, and after playing the iconic role of Damien Leigh in <em>Mean Girls, </em>his Italian mother, and so much more.&nbsp;<br><br>Don't worry, you won't have to miss us too much, we'll be back on November 6th with all new episodes!
Oct 03, 2018
Great British B*tch Off
Matt gets his knickers in a twist on all things British.
Sep 25, 2018
A Very Musical Episode (with Natalie Walker)
You read that title right, this is our musical episode. It's the episode nobody asked for and yet everyone has been waiting for. IT'S UNHAPPY HOUR: THE MUSICAL! And by that we mean Matt wrote a bunch of lyrics about his medical problems and then set them to some stock music tunes. Honestly? He deserves a Tony. But before we get to the musical deep dive, we've got a regular worst things first. Or <em>is</em> it regular? You'll just have to listen to find out. And finally, we've got the hilarious performer and writer Natalie Walker in the studio for an interview and game!&nbsp;
Sep 18, 2018
Strawberry MilkSHAKIN MY HEAD (with Mara Wilson)
Fred's back, cat murders, and diving deep into all your worst dessert opinions. After that, we've got actor and writer Mara Wilson (<em>Matilda</em>, <em>Why Am I Here?</em>) in the stude to talk about her writing, her life, and things that make her wanna scream.&nbsp;
Sep 11, 2018
The Worst Place (with D'Arcy Carden)
Homophobic cubs, viral brides, and diving deep into the Hell that is Matt's Bad Place. After that, D'Arcy Carden (<em>The Good Place</em>) joins us for an interview and kind-of-a-game! Matt and D'Arcy talk about a lot, but mostly they talk about their embarrassing interactions with the Styles family. Specifically, Gemma Styles, and her brother, Harry Styles.&nbsp;
Sep 04, 2018
Two Iconic Asses (with Adam Rippon)
Ice screams, ancient cheese, and diving deep into people who don't GET IT! But you know who does get it? Our special guest complainer, Olympic figure skater and literal icon, Adam Rippon. Matt and Adam talk about skating whilest singing, the 2018 ESPN Body Issue, his mom, and so much more.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>
Aug 28, 2018
No Chillennials (with Grace Helbig)
Liberated goats, squirrel stalkers, and diving deep into all the things we Millennials have MURDERED. Then we visit comedian, author, and all around Internet Queen Grace Helbig for an interview and "game."&nbsp;
Aug 21, 2018
Who Run The World? (with Erin Gibson)
Cow detectives, wack-n-bikin', and diving deep into the disgusting minds of Beyoncé haters. Matt finally debunks every "argument" against The Queen, so you can be better prepared if you're ever accosted by that kind of monster. And finally, Erin Gibson, co-host of Throwing Shade, is back on the pod to talk about Just For Laughs, her new book, Feminasty, and more!&nbsp;<br><br><br>
Aug 14, 2018
Two Thousand and Hate (with Catherine Cohen)
Serial farting, screwing bushes, and diving deep into every mistake we made between the years 2000 - 2009. After all that, we've got the glamorous, hilarious Catherine Cohen on the show for an interview and "game"!
Aug 07, 2018
Matt Gets The Rose (with Lane Moore)
Naked yoga, donut bribes, and diving deep into dating. Resident relationship expert Matt Bellassai shares his least favorite things about dating. Then, a mo(o)re legit expert, comedian Lane Moore (Tinder Live), joins the pod to rant about swiping, writing, and mo(o)re!&nbsp;
Jul 31, 2018
We Smell Like Beef (with Ava Ryan)
The sink rat, fashun Crocs, and diving deep into babysitting. Why babysitting? Because we're doing this whole episode about children. We even have Ava Ryan of Vine/Facebook/Internet fame on the show for her first podcast interview! And don't worry parents, we bleeped out all the bad words in this episode. Still maybe not a great idea to listen with your kids though because... well... have you listened to this show before?&nbsp;
Jul 24, 2018
Pixar? PixFART! (with W. Kamau Bell)
Turtle smuggling, clipping nails, and diving deep into Pixar movies. Then Emmy nominated comedian W. Kamau Bell joins the pod to talk about his new Netflix special, his new baby, and more.
Jul 17, 2018
Live from Philly!
Matt and Bari get just a teeny-tiny-barely-noticeable-bit intoxicated live on stage at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival. There's worst things first, a deep dive into summer, and an audience suggested Bowl Of Sh*ttalk.
Jul 10, 2018
Fourth of Ju-WHY (with Lauren Duca)
Wawagators, blimps, and diving deep into your terrible July 4th barbecue. Then we get patriotic with writer and Teen Vogue columnist Lauren Duca. And by patriotic we mean Matt and Lauren vent about the worst parts of American culture: Trolls. The type of people on the Internet. Not the movie.&nbsp;
Jul 03, 2018
Matt's The Pizza Rat (with Lindsey Weber and Emily Fleischaker)
Apparently Matt doesn't like pizza, so we did a whole episode where he attempts to trash it. First, we go on a pizza crawl around the West Village in NYC. Then we have a formal panel with New York Times Cooking editor Emily Fleischaker and "certified" pizza expert/co-host of Who? Weekly, Lindsey Weber. All that after Worst Things First. <br><br>Don't forget, Matt and Bari will be performing LIVE in Philadelphia on July 1st! You can get tix <a href="https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/020054C2ECD2CC16">here</a> or by Googling "Philadelphia Podcast Festival." See you then!
Jun 26, 2018
All Dads Are Gay (with Raymond Braun)
HAPPY PRIDE!! The bubonic plague is back, two straights got stuck together mid-coitus, and we dive deep into Bad Dads. Plus, we celebrate Pride Month by complaining with TV Host and LGBTQ+ advocate, Raymond Braun.<br><br>LIVE SHOW ALERT! Matt and Bari will be performing Unhappy Hour LIVE at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival on July 1st. You can get tickets via this link, or find it on Matt's website, or just Google it, you can do it! We believe in you!<br><br>https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/020054C2ECD2CC16
Jun 19, 2018
Later, Nature!
Groundhog traffic, ticks, and diving deep into everything else that's terrible about Mother Nature. Matt even steps out of the studio and into a real live park to see what everyone's raving about. Spoiler alert: he's unimpressed. And sunburnt.&nbsp;
May 15, 2018
Unhappily Ever After
Once upon a time, there was a princess named Matt Bellassai. She saw Frozen on Broadway and decided to shade all the other official Disney Princesses in a special elongated deep dive. But of course, this happens after worst things first.&nbsp;
May 08, 2018
Worst Things Thirst (with Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins)
Woodchuck jerky, burrito rats, and diving deep into the worst things about hot people. That's right, we're getting THIRSTY on today's show. Thirst Aid Kit co-hosts Nichole Perkins and Bim Adewunmi join Matt in the stude for an interview and game of Which Is Thirst.&nbsp;
May 01, 2018
Like Three Gays In A Pod (with Tobin Low and Kathy Tu)
High raccoons, gay pills,&nbsp;and diving deep into the worst things about shopping for clothes. Then Kathy Tu and Tobin Low, the amazing co-hosts of WNYC's Nancy, join the pod for an interview and new game/segment/random list Matt made up: Let It Out!<br><br><br><br>
Apr 24, 2018
Your Royal HIGHness (with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang)
Stoned mice, wooing Taylor Swift, and diving deep into the Royal Family. Then Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang from your fav pop culture podcast, Las Culturistas, join Matt for an interview and game of Bowl Of Sh**talk. Get ready for a lot of gay gasps and 420 puns.
Apr 17, 2018
No Way LA (a special episode)
Matt and Bari fly all the way to Los Angeles for a super deep dive into the worst things about LA. They hike, they attempt to escape a room with Kathy Tu (WNYC's Nancy), they eat vegan food with Ashly Perez (Unfortunately Ashly), and so much more. All that and more after your regularly scheduled Worst Things First.
Apr 10, 2018
Matt Gets Peeved (with Quinta Brunson)
Bag-o-hands, lost wallabies, and diving deep into TWO mini topics: Katy Perry and Matt's pet peeves. Then special guest complainer Quinta Brunson (<em>Quinta vs. Everything</em>) joins the pod for an interview and game.
Apr 03, 2018
Midwest and Gettin Dressed (with Trixie Mattel)
Doomsday kits, Ragu fires, and diving deep into Matt's Midwestern roots. Then Matt and Bari head to Trixie Mattel's hotel room for a chat and game of Bowl of Sh*t Talk. That's right, we talk to <em>RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars </em>season three WINNER, Trixie Mattel, while she gets into her iconic drag look.&nbsp;
Mar 27, 2018
HGTV: Human Garbage Television (with Amanda Seales)
Everyone's gay, RIP Toys R Us, and diving deep into the hellish channel that is HGTV. Our guest complainer this week is the hilarious Amanda Seales (Insecure). Matt and Amanda vent about unwanted Internet comments, Hamilton inspired rapping, and that time Katy Perry invited Amanda and Caitlyn Jenner to dinner.
Mar 20, 2018
Hot Guy March Mattness (with Guy Branum)
Blues Clues, zombie cheerleaders, and diving deep into Hot Guy March Madness. That’s right, burn your college basketball brackets and fill out our OFFICIAL Unhappy Hour Hot Guy Bracket instead. Or do both, whatever. Play along as we whittle down the list and find out who will win Matt’s hand in marriage. SPOILER ALERT: it’s not Harry Styles. PLUS! Comedian, talk show host, and writer Guy Branum (The Mindy Project) joins the pod for an interview (mostly about gay porn) and game of Bowl Of Shit Talk (also mostly about gay porn).&nbsp;
Mar 13, 2018
Hannah Hates Cake (with Hannah Hart)
Laced cheesecake, anal worms, and diving deep into award show season. Plus, Hannah Hart joins the pod for a short interview and food themed game of Bowl Of Sh*t Talk. Make sure to check out Hannah's new podcast, Hannahlyze This! Can't get enough Matt? You can hear him gush over The Real Housewives on the official Bravo podcast, The Daily Dish this week!
Mar 06, 2018
A Very POT-ter Special (with Evanna Lynch)
Evanna Lynch, a Harry Potter debate, and Matt gets high for the first time at Hogwarts. That’s right Unhappy listeners, this is a special Harry Potter themed episode! To explore Matt’s complex love/hate relationship with Harry (Potter, not Styles, duh), we first venture to Hollywood for a trip Matt will probably forget because he was really stoned. Then Matt gets into a heated debate with Entertainment Weekly reporter Marc Snetiker. And finally, a real live wizard of a wonderful human being, Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the films, joins the pod. PLUS! Matt gets sorted by that smelly ole hat.
Feb 27, 2018
Alternative Olympics (with John Early and Kate Berlant)
Lactose intolerance, pizza deliveries, strange car encounters and diving deep into the Olympics. Plus guest complainers John Early and Kate Berlant (555, The Characters and Search Party) join the pod to complain about ciabatta, looking like Weird Al, adding an egg to everything, unfunny comedy, social media and inoffensive female characters written by straight white men. Make sure to download John and Kate’s episode of The Characters on Netflix...because you can do that!
Feb 20, 2018
ValenWHINE's Day (with Fortune Feimster)
Toilet hamsters, Mike Pence’s gay figure skater addiction, and the worst things about Valentine’s Day. Plus, guest complainer Fortune Feimster (Chelsea, The Mindy Project) joins the pod to rant about strawberries and proposals.
Feb 13, 2018
Airplanes Are The Sh*t (with Nicole Byer)
Flamethrowers, talking killer whales, and diving deep into the worst airplane passengers. Plus, Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) joins the pod to complain about airplane blanket surprises, standup insanity, and how Amazon is depriving us of our right to steal. Make sure to check out Nicole's podcast, Why Won't You Date Me, when you're done listening to this episode!&nbsp;
Feb 06, 2018
We're coming baaaack!
Season two of Unhappy Hour drops this upcoming Tuesday, February 6th. That’s right, we’re coming out on TUESDAYS this season. What better way to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Matt's personal lord and savior, Mr. Harry Edward Styles, than announcing this wondrous news?!&nbsp;
Feb 01, 2018
The 2017 Grumpy Awards
Matt hosts the inaugural Grumpies, the award ceremony that commemorates and commiserates the worst people/places/things of 2017.
Dec 22, 2017
Rants from the Road
Blake's Tweets, traveling bums, and diving deep into the worst audience members to grace Matt's presence. THAT'S RIGHT! Matt's back in the stude for a quick pod sesh while on break from his tour. You can still see him live! Visit everythingisawfulbook.com for tour dates and tickets.&nbsp;
Dec 01, 2017
Unhappy Hour Live at The Greene Space!
We had our very first live show at The Greene Space in NYC! Fran Tirado, Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu fought for Matt's love in a dating game. We played Bad Thing Bingo, where audience members won the worst prizes. And Julian Velard played along both in song AND in drinking game. Plus Matt gave us a very serious reading from his very serious book. You can watch it on The Greene Space's youtube channel here --&gt; https://youtu.be/Lr20bM3-F8s. And don't forget to check and see if Matt's coming to a town near you on his tour at everythingisawfulbook.com. We're taking a lil hiatus from the podcast while he's on tour, but keep your eyes on your feeds, we just might have a few surprises up our plaid flannel sleeves.&nbsp;
Oct 27, 2017
Halloweiners and Hallowginas (with Jenny Yang)
Krispy Kreme dust, fajita thievery, and diving deep into your Halloween party, aka Matt's Hell. Do NOT invite him to it. Unless there’s a Halloween lasagna. Plus comedian Jenny Yang joins the show for an interview and game of Which Is Worst. AND DON'T FORGET! Unhappy Hour's debut live performance is happening at The Greene Space in NYC on Wed, Oct 25th. You can buy tickets in the upcoming link &amp; watch a livestream of the performance on Matt's Facebook! thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2017/oct/25/unhappy-hour-live/
Oct 20, 2017
F**ked... By The Squirreluminati (with Corinne Fisher & Krytsyna Hutchinson)
Szechuan sauce riots, Kellysham Conway &amp; diving deep into the #Squirreluminati. Then the hosts of Guys We F**ked join Matt in the stude for an interview and game of Who Would You Rather? AND DON'T FORGET! Unhappy Hour's debut live performance is happening at The Greene Space in NYC on Wed, Oct 25th. You can buy tickets in the upcoming link &amp; watch a livestream of the performance on Matt's Facebook! thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2017/oct/25/unhappy-hour-live/
Oct 13, 2017
When Harry Met Matt (with Who! Weekly's Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber)
Vagina Necklaces, President Beyoncé Knowles, and the greatest love story ever told: When Harry Styles met Matt. Plus! Bobby and Lindsey of Who! Weekly join Matt for an interview and game of Who or Them?
Oct 06, 2017
Cake, Cake, Cake (with Joel Kim Booster)
Jon Snow’s wedding, WH emails, and diving deep into the upcoming Supreme Court case, CHARLIE CRAIG AND DAVID MULLINS V. MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP, while eating A WHOLE CAKE. Plus! Writer and comedian Joel Kim Booster joins the show for an interview and game of Who Do You Hate More?
Sep 29, 2017
A Very Drag Spectacular (With Nico Tortorella)
RuPaul’s DragCon, Gay Marriage in Australia, and diving deep into the disaster that is taking gender too seriously. Plus, actor Nico Tortorella (TV Land’s Younger) joins Matt in the studio for an interview and a game of Fuck, Marry, Kill.
Sep 22, 2017
That Macaroni and Cheese Sound (with Ziwe Fumudoh)
Mario Mario, spider propaganda, and diving deep into the worst types of roommates (basically, just Matt. Matt's an awful roommate). Plus, comedian and writer Ziwe Fumudoh (The Rundown with Robin Theade) joins the show for an interview and game of Which Is Worst!
Sep 08, 2017
Diva Deathmatch (with Matteo Lane)
Self-driving pizzas, despaciNO, and diving deep into old people. Plus, comedian, singer, illustrator, basically gay mogul Matteo Lane joins the show for an interview and intense game of Diva Deathmatch.
Sep 01, 2017
You Scream, I Scream, We're All Screaming (with Heben Nigatu)
Funeral brawls, animatronic robot uprisings and diving deep into trendy ice cream flavors. To top it all off Heben Nigatu, co-host of Another Round, visits the stude to talk about her least favorite things and to debate white men with Matt.
Aug 25, 2017
Jelly Jeans and Other Bad Ideas (with Aparna Nancherla)
The Plague, Backstreet Boy farts, and diving deep into terrible ideas, (lookin’ at you, cheeto-themed restaurants). And comedian Aparna Nancherla joins the pod to complain about performing, podcasting and existing.
Aug 18, 2017
Call Me, Beep Me (with Christy Carlson Romano)
Despacito, skunks, and diving deep into straight people stuff with Fran Tirado (Hello Mr., Food 4 Thot). After that, Matt welcomes Christy Carlson Romano (Even Stevens, Kim Possible) to the show to vent about Disney, being a mom, and voice acting. So close your eyes, take a deep breath, and picture Kim Possible chatting with Matt, the original naked mole rat.
Aug 11, 2017
Eat, Rant, Love (with Gillian Jacobs)
Princess Di's ghost, WH hackers, and diving deep into Matt's favorite topic: food. Specifically, foods he hates. Specifically, mac n cheese. Yeah. He goes there. Plus, the incredibly funny Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love) joins us for an interview and a game of Which Is Worst?
Aug 04, 2017
Snooty is dead, long live Snooki (with Snooki and Joey)
Cheese or squash? Rabid or misunderstood squirrel? And diving deep into the murky world of straight white men. Plus, Nicole Polizzi and Joey Camasta, hosts of the podcast It's Happening, get wild with Matt. They talk Jersey Shore, drinking before 9:00 am, and play Bad Thing Bingo, a fun new game that is definitely a success! You can also hear Matt on It's Happening with Snooki &amp; Joey.&nbsp;
Jul 28, 2017
The Internet Is Terrible, Always (with Tracy Clayton)
Robot suicides, 30 contacts, and diving deep into the worst people on the Internet. Plus, Tracy Clayton, one half of the hit podcast Another Round, joins the show to talk about all the things she hates, swap horror squirrel stories, and play a round of “Which is Worst!” Thanks to Squatty Potty for sponsoring today's episode. Use the coupon 'unhappy' at checkout for a free Fruity Booty spray, just use <a href="http://www.squattypotty.com/unhappy">this link</a>.
Jul 21, 2017
Under Review (with Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson of Throwing Shade)
Bear attacks, gluten free communion wafers, and deep diving into Internet reviews. Plus, Matt visits Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson from the hit podcast, Throwing Shade, to talk the revolving nature of the news cycle, stand-up comedy tours, and play a round of “Who Do You Hate More?”
Jul 14, 2017
We Mess With Texas (with Angela Kinsey)
In the debut episode of Unhappy Hour, Matt Bellassai talks the worst news of the week and dives deep into the horror that is Texas. Plus, inaugural guest Angela Kinsey (The Office, Netflix’s Haters Back Off) joins us over donuts and mimosas to complain about Texas, telemarketing and teeth.
Jul 07, 2017
Coming Soon: Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai
Unhappy Hour is about everything we love to hate. Every week, professional whiner and award-winning drunk Matt Bellassai brings on guests to vent about the things they can't stand. It's like a late night talk show, except it's a podcast&nbsp; so you can listen whenever you want. Upcoming guests include Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi from Throwing Shade, Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu from Another Round, and Aparna Nancherla!&nbsp;
Jun 28, 2017