Have you ever wanted to tell someone how much they matter to you, but you just can’t find the words? Luckily, comedian, podcaster, writer, and actor Tom Segura has you covered.
Celebuzz! sat down with this Your Mom’s House podcast host to get his take on overcoming the awkwardness of telling someone you care as well as the future of podcasting, technology’s role in comedy, and what it’s really like to get bloodied up for a role in a horror film.
CB: At the root of your collaboration with Samuel Adams and their Toast Someone campaign is figuring out how to express appreciation for those you care about without feeling awkward. Can you tell us more about how Toast Someone works?
TS: Sharing how you feel can be awkward, in fact: in a recent survey by Samuel Adams, nearly two thirds of Americans said they have trouble expressing their appreciation for someone and the top barrier among the majority is feeling awkward.
As a comedian, I tend to embrace awkwardness, but making a toast is a simple way to share how you feel. All it takes is a moment to take a breath and raise a glass to someone important to you.
Sam Adams made it easy for us all to give thanks and spread positivity, particularly during the holiday season when tension is at an all-time high.
- • Grab a Samuel Adams Boston Lager (or two)
- • Raise a toast to someone who has had a meaningful impact on your life
- • Share your toast on social using #ToastSomeone and tag @SamuelAdamsBeer as well as the recipient
CB: In addition to stand-up, you’re also well known for your podcast Your Mom’s House, which you host with your wife Christina Pazsitzky. How do you feel that these two mediums are different? Do you find yourself taking on a different persona in each space?
TS: Yes. Performing stand-up and podcasting are definitely different. Stand-up is like having the volume turned up on one aspect of your personality and running with it.
Podcasting is like letting listeners behind-the-scenes, it’s a more 3-dimensional experience where you’re being yourself in a relaxed state not necessarily trying to land a joke every second.
CB: From Bill Burr to Judd Apatow, you’ve had a lot of big names appear on Your Mom’s House. Are there any comedians or celebrities you’re itching to have on the show?
TS: I’ve been fortunate to have a number of amazing guests on the podcast and I’m thrilled to see so many of them participating in the Toast Someone initiative with me, like Whitney Cummings, Jo Koy and Theo Von. I’d love to have Todd Phillips on the show – I think he’d be fascinating to talk to. Chuck D is someone else I’d do just about anything to have on.