Clown Interrupted KiKi Maroon Ep 8 Sam Tripoli

I met Sam Tripoli in St. Louis a couple of years ago. I have to be honest, I thought he was shit-faced. Not that he was sloppy or anything. He just has so much energy and talked to me for 30 minutes about how Lady Gaga is a Satanist Illuminati agent (or something like that). But it turns out he doesn’t drink, he is just REALLY into conspiracy theories. On top of being a comedian, he has a podcast called The Tin Foil Hat with Sam Tripoli. If you are into conspiracy theories and want to hear a comedians take on them, please check that out. 

I got lucky that Sam, Eddie Bravo, and Reed Becker were coming though Houston on the Tin Foil Hat standup tour. The show was amazing and the Q&A after was just… beautiful chaos. The audience was drunk, Eddie Bravo was soooo high, and Sam was like a sober ringmaster trying to wrangle it all in. 

We recorded this at the venue after the show. You’re going to hear a lot of background noise because it was so loud in there. We tried to record it in the greenroom, but a bunch of people came in to smoke back there. Which I thought was hilarious! My sobriety podcast was being held up by a bunch of people getting high. 

Anyway, we made it work. I only had an hour with him though, so there are a lot of tangents that don’t get explored. It’s really hard when everything he says is interesting, and I only had an hour. I had a great time. I hope you do too! Here are some of the things we talk about: 

•Sam Tripoli on Instagram and Youtube

•Sam’s podcast Tin Foil Hat

•Sam’s special- Zero Fucks | Live From The Viper Room

Bill W., founder of AA on LSD 

•Sam Tripoli Twitter

•KiKi Maroon’s YouTube diary

Distilled Spirits: Getting High, Then Sober, With A Famous Writer, A Forgotten Philosopher, and A Hopeless Drunk

• The New Yorker article- The Trip Treatment: Research into psychedelics


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