The Lazlow Show
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|Running time||(Between 2-4 hours )|
|Country of origin||United States|
The Virus (2006-2009)
Lazlow (2005–2015) |
Alex Anthony (2005)
Reed Tucker (2005–2015)
"Big" Wayne Oliver (2005–2014)
Lazlow (2005–2015) |
Reed Tucker (2005–2015)
"Big" Wayne Oliver (2005–2014)
|Produced by||Reed Tucker|
|Executive producer(s)||Danny Ross (XM and Sirius)|
|Original release||July 17, 2005 – July 22, 2015|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Website||Lazlow Show Official Site|
The Lazlow Show is an American radio show created and hosted by Lazlow Jones. It was first aired on K-Rock in 2005, and then broadcast onward through 2009 on XM Satellite Radio as part of the "Saturday Night Virus". It again moved to ustream.com on Anthony Cumia's "Live From The Compound", and is currently recorded at Lazlow's house and released on his website lazlow.com. The show is produced by former Opie and Anthony's senior producer Danny Ross. The shows average around three hours long, and are aired live (or recorded) on Saturday nights, on an irregular schedule.
The show first aired on July 17, 2005 on rock station K-Rock on Friday nights before being moved to Sunday nights from 6pm to 10pm EST. When on K-Rock, the show always aired on delay, as Big Wayne or one of the many guests would curse or say something offensive which could cause the station to get fined. The show doubled the ratings for Sunday night. The 23rd, and final K-Rock show was broadcast December 18, 2005. After the show stopped broadcasting on K-Rock, it was moved to a non-regular schedule on The Virus beginning on April 8, 2006. The Lazlow Show stopped being broadcast on The Virus after XM Satellite Radio merged with Sirius Satellite Radio.
Episode 43 (broadcast on October 4, 2009) was the first episode with live streaming video during the show. It was also the first not to be broadcast on Sirius XM Radio. The show went on an 8-month hiatus due to Lazlow's involvement with Red Dead Redemption. The show returned on June 20, 2010, streaming from the Anthony Cumia's "compound", it became top recommended show on ustream when it was live. Exactly five months later, episode 45 was broadcast from "the compound" as live streaming video, but the hosts did not appear on-camera. On July 30, 2011, the show was back for episode 46, but this time was aired as a "telethon" due to Big Wayne's growing health issues. Fans who wanted to donate to cover Wayne's medical bills could do so through Lazlow's official site and would be mentioned on air as a thank you. Months later on April 7, 2012, episode 47 of the show was available. For episode 48 on October 27, 2012, Lazlow used his home studio to record the show. This show was recorded and released unannounced unlike previous shows. Following the show, the studio nearly became flooded due to Hurricane Sandy, and was just barely saved. On May 2, 2013, episode 49 was released. During episode 49, Lazlow talked about returning to SiriusXM to celebrate 50 episodes and Big Wayne's 50th birthday, which took place on May 26, 2013. In episode 51, Wayne was motivated to live a healthier life, giving up his extensive habit of smoking marijuana (having been a regular using since 12 years old). He joined Narcotics Anonymous, and gave up smoking for 403 days. Wayne died of a heart attack on November 3, 2014. He was 51 years old.
Lazlow is known for various production work he does for Rockstar Games, mainly the Grand Theft Auto. Lazlow is the main host of the show, and generally dictates which direction the episodes take, and when they will be recorded. Lazlow often tells stories of his childhood in 'footloose' Oklahoma, such as not being able to dance or go the cinema due to his family's religion. Lazlow was once asked to leave his church after he had attended under the influence of LSD.
Lazlow's "sidekick" first introduced with pre-recorded segments called "Romantic Moments With Big Wayne". Big Wayne first appeared live on episode 5 and returned as a full time host in episode 6. He was known for smoking copious amounts of weed rolled with "Dutch Masters" paper. He had become employed again since the previous show. He was popular for his stories which were often of his childhood and growing up in Queens. Stories would often include burglary, prostitution, drug use, etc. Big Wayne lived, along with Lazlow, in Long Beach, New York and often told stories of body boarding together and going to Jamaica with their wives for Christmas. As of episode 45, Wayne's deteriorating health led the trio to believe that he had diabetes, but he was unable visit a doctor due to lack of medical coverage. On November 3, 2014, Big Wayne died due to a heart attack, which Lazlow jokingly referred to as cheeseburger poisoning.
Also known as the "useless producer" or the "useless intern", Reed and Lazlow met while working for an advertising company together. He was introduced in the first episode and is known for owning a scooter, which he often gets teased about. Reed is also known for taking vacations with multiple men, leading to Lazlow coining the term "gay-cations". Reed had a girlfriend who was referred to as Yoko Ono, as it was joked she was trying to break up the 'group'. Sometime between episode 23 and 24, Reed and 'Yoko' broke up, and as of episode 45, Reed supposedly has a new girlfriend. This doesn't stop him from being regularly questioned about his sexuality, and is frequently subject to gay jokes made by Lazlow or Big Wayne.
Alex Anthony, also known as Bipolar Boy, was meant to be the third host for the show before Big Wayne, but was told by The New York Mets, who he is the announcer for, to never return on the show. Alex makes rare guest appearances on the show but is referred to as "he who shall not be named" or "Alex from the dairy farm". He is known for his random comments and impressions.
Jimmy was a day laborer that Reed and Lazlow picked up from a Home Depot parking lot to be the third host for episode 3. During the show, Lazlow and Reed trained Jimmy to be a radio host. It is unknown what happened to him after the show, Lazlow and Reed joked that he had either been deported or he had gone 'all Hollywood on them'.
Many guests have appeared on the show over the years, mostly comedians booked by Reed. The most common guests are Jim Florentine, Couzin Ed and Alex Anthony. Other guests have been Fred Armisen from Saturday Night Live, Todd Hanson from The Onion, Anthony Cumia from The Anthony Cumia Show and formerly from The Opie and Anthony Show, Bill Burr, Gaylord Menzies, Frank Chavez, Kristin Davis, Mandy Stadtmiller,comedian Todd Levin, and Dustin Ybarra.
The Lazlow Show boxset
Full downloads of the past few episodes (minus commercials) are available to download on the shows official site. A boxset is also available for purchase, containing all past episodes on a DVD, extra audio from the show, pictures of various guests and friends of Lazlow and a signed letter from the hosts. A batch of letters contained a stain of cannabis resin intentionally left by Big Wayne when he signed the letter. This led to a game on one of the episodes called "Guess The Stain", where callers would try to guess the nature of the stain. This led to at least one shipped boxset to be searched by Australian customs.