Hot tubs: Always funny?

Does a hot tub automatically make any interview funnier? Apparently so. And I’m not the only one to think so. Super Deluxe is the latest to co-opt the concept with the debut today of Bathing with Bierko, with Craig Bierko in the tub talking up John Malkovich.

This may not come as a surprise to anyone who has seen Tub Talk with Sara B., which can be, well, NSFW. It’s been on, after all. It did come as a surprise to Sara Benincasa, however, who sent me this missive: "Here is my official statement on this heinous act: "’Tub Talk with Sara B.’ fan Ryan Grim’s eagle eyes have alerted me to perhaps the greatest act of creative skullduggery since Esau wore Jacob’s robes to eff with Isaac’s sense of smell and steal the sacred birthright: an Internet bathtub talk show on SuperDeluxe entitled "Bathing with Bierko," hosted by one Craig Bierko. This rape of my web video vision shall not go unpunished! Bierko must prepare to feel my wrath! Cursory Wikipedia research indicates that Bierko has romanced such actresses as Meg Ryan and Charlize Theron. I have romanced a variety of drunken unknown bitter actormedians. Also, I don’t have a Wikipedia entry. The point? Bierko’s playing with fire here, and his Oscar-bait girlfriends had best get out the way, lest they get burned. This isn’t over, Craig Bierko. In fact, it’s only just begun. And P.S. Maybe you got Malkovich, but I got Mulaney. Suck on THAT!" And here is that evidence. Did I mention it’s NSFW?

Neither of these should be confused with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal’s Hot Tub Variety Show, hot tub no longer included.

Previously: Eddie Murphy as James Brown. Hot tub!

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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2 thoughts on “Hot tubs: Always funny?

  1. Thank you, Sean L. McCarthy, thank you. Today you did a service for lovers of freedom and the freedom of lovers everywhere. I cannot explain why that makes sense, because it doesn’t. But I will battle Bierko until the suds fade away and all that is left is TUB TALK!!!

  2. Great post, I really enjoyed reading this one. It was clearly well thought out and original. Anyways, I have bookmarked your site and am looking forword to reading some great upcoming posts! Thanks Whitney

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