The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter Podcast

Host Andy Richter asks the same three questions to each guest: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned? These three simple questions, when answered honestly and thoughtfully, are enough to provide a pretty complete picture of who a person is. The answers are what Andy always wants to know about people. This will not be a one-sided process, as Andy won’t shy away from getting personal himself.

Rob Huebel
Actor, comedian and writer Rob Huebel (Medical Police) talks to Andy Richter about submitting his resume in a pizza box, the prank that got him banned from Yankee Stadium, and the doors opened by his sketch show Human Giant. Plus, Rob explains why he likes being the “weirdo” in a drama....

Jerry Minor
Actor/comedian Jerry Minor talks to Andy Richter about playing Michael Jackson’s glove in ‘For the Love of a Glove,’ jumping from his Jehovah’s Witness upbringing into stand-up comedy, and finding footing on SNL. Plus, Jerry shares some of what he’s learned while hosting his show The Cult Awareness Podcast....

Rachel Dratch
Recorded live at SF Sketchfest, actress/comedian Rachel Dratch joins Andy Richter to discuss coming up through Second City’s Touring Co, becoming a mom, and knowing what you want in life. Plus, Rachel shares the true story that inspired Wine Country and the origin of her classic SNL character Debbie Downer....


Michael McKean
Actor, comedian, and musician Michael McKean joins Andy Richter to talk about earliest childhood memories, performing radio sketches with comedy team The Credibility Gap, featuring on Laverne & Shirley and SNL, and finding ways to love his most repugnant characters. Plus, Michael shares what’s next with the upcoming projects he’s most excited for....

Maria Bamford
Comedian and actress Maria Bamford (What’s Your Ailment?!) sits down with Andy Richter to chat about the goodness of Los Angeleans, auditioning to become a police officer, and her favorite twelve-step programs. Later, Maria discusses how her marriage has helped her create meaning in her work....

Tatiana Maslany
Actress Tatiana Maslany joins Andy Richter to discuss starting her acting career at an early age, the importance of music and movement in her work, and shifting to Broadway after the success of Orphan Black. Plus, Tatiana shares what she's learned about becoming okay with the ‘total unknown’....


Jimmy Pardo
Comedian and podcaster Jimmy Pardo talks with Andy Richter about (un)healthy family boundaries, first theatrical roles, preempting the comedy podcast boom with Never Not Funny, and discovering his own unscripted stand-up persona. Plus, Jimmy shares the only note he ever received as the warm-up comic on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien....

Sabrina Jalees
Comedian Sabrina Jalees talks with Andy Richter about coming out to her family, her most valued lessons in finance, reinventing herself in high school, and how having a baby has changed her worldview. Plus, Sabrina talks about her new TV show Carol’s Second Act plus what she’s learned about the importance of being open and honest about yourself....

Rhea Butcher
Comedian Rhea Butcher chats with Andy Richter about the Midwestern ethos, coming to grips with heritage, their years-long coming out story, and trying not to take ‘truth in comedy’ too literally. Plus, Rhea talks about learning how to give advice by asking for it....


Mike Birbiglia
Comedian, writer, and director Mike Birbiglia talks with Andy Richter about great screenwriting teachers, facing his own mortality at an early age, and transitioning into the world of one-man performance on and off-Broadway. Plus, Mike discusses how becoming a parent informed his latest show Mike Birbiglia: The New One....

Tim Heidecker
Comedian Tim Heidecker talks with Andy Richter about making demos with his high school band, being plucked from obscurity by Bob Odenkirk, propmastering on low budget horror films, and immersing himself in the comedy of real people with Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job. Plus, Tim reflects on the unexpected ways his work has been interpreted and looks forward to his upcoming tour....

Janet Varney
Actress and comedian Janet Varney (The JV Club, The Legend of Korra) talks with Andy Richter about dealing with parental separation, her first jobs selling Australian goods and high-end miniatures, tricky toilets from abroad, being a showbiz pragmatist, and the work that’s gone into running nearly twenty years of SF Sketchfest....


Josh Gondelman
Author and comedian Josh Gondelman chats with Andy Richter about giving the best apologies, laying the groundwork for a writing career, and the most important $40 he was ever given. Plus, Josh talks bridging the gap between stand-up and teaching, stone-sober breakfast dates, and his new book Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results....

Michaela Watkins
Actress and comedian Michaela Watkins talks with Andy Richter about a hereditary love of math, her first stage role as a British maid, how to stay invested in the material, bidding farewell to Portland for a career in LA, and the boom of female-led projects in Hollywood. Plus, Michaela discusses what she’s learned about the fine line of nuance in comedy.This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS)...

Matt Besser
Comedian and UCB co-founder Matt Besser talks with Andy Richter about wild improv parties from their early days in Chicago, foraying into stand-up via a college contest, humiliation as a driving force, and overcoming the inertia of being unknown. Plus, Matt discusses the steady escalation of the Upright Citizens Brigade, his new special Pot Humor, and the big picture lessons in comedy he’s learned over the years.Check out Matt Besser’s new comedy album Pot Humor here.This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp ...


Matt Besser
Comedian and UCB co-founder Matt Besser talks with Andy Richter about wild improv parties from their early days in Chicago, foraying into stand-up via a college contest, humiliation as a driving force, and overcoming the inertia of being unknown. Plus, Matt discusses the steady escalation of the Upright Citizens Brigade, his new special Pot Humor, and the big picture lessons in comedy he’s learned over the years.Check out Matt Besser’s new comedy album Pot Humor here.This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp ...

Ken Jennings
Author and Jeopardy legend Ken Jennings joins Andy Richter to talk about growing up in Seoul, how his Mormon upbringing has shaped his life, and the behind-the-scenes story of his famed Jeopardy run. Plus, Ken discusses how he’s made a career out of his game show success and the importance of creating one’s own niche.This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), Dashlane, and HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/THREEQUESTIONS9 code: THREEQUESTIONS9)....

Ken Jennings
Author and Jeopardy legend Ken Jennings joins Andy Richter to talk about growing up in Seoul, how his Mormon upbringing has shaped his life, and the behind-the-scenes story of his famed Jeopardy run. Plus, Ken discusses how he’s made a career out of his game show success and the importance of creating one’s own niche.This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), Dashlane, and HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/THREEQUESTIONS9 code: THREEQUESTIONS9)....


LeVar Burton
Actor, director and author LeVar Burton joins Andy Richter to talk about transplanting from West Germany to Sacramento, getting cast in Roots right out of college, and engaging kids with literature on Reading Rainbow. Plus, LeVar discusses his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, his podcast LeVar Burton Reads, and the one piece of advice he’d offer his younger self.This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS) and Bombas (www.bombas.com/threequestions)....

LeVar Burton
Actor, director and author LeVar Burton joins Andy Richter to talk about transplanting from West Germany to Sacramento, getting cast in Roots right out of college, and engaging kids with literature on Reading Rainbow. Plus, LeVar discusses his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, his podcast LeVar Burton Reads, and the one piece of advice he’d offer his younger self.This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS) and Bombas (www.bombas.com/threequestions)....

Andrea Savage
Actress, comedian, and writer Andrea Savage (I’m Sorry) talks to Andy Richter about overachieving academically, using nervousness as a driving influence, terrifying prop babies, and her new podcast “Andrea Savage: A Grown-Up Woman #buttholes”. Plus, Andrea traces her path from deciding to pursue acting while studying abroad in Spain to joining The Groundlings to running her own show and beyond. This episode is sponsored by Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/andy code: ANDY) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/THREEQ...


Andrea Savage
Actress, comedian, and writer Andrea Savage (I’m Sorry) talks to Andy Richter about overachieving academically, using nervousness as a driving influence, terrifying prop babies, and her new podcast “Andrea Savage: A Grown-Up Woman #buttholes”. Plus, Andrea traces her path from deciding to pursue acting while studying abroad in Spain to joining The Groundlings to running her own show and beyond. This episode is sponsored by Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/andy code: ANDY) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/THREEQ...

Loren Bouchard
Animator, writer, and director Loren Bouchard (Dr. Katz, Bob’s Burgers) talks with Andy Richter about growing up in a family of blue collar artists, why bartending is perfect preparation for working in production, coming alive through gratitude, and the horror element that got cut while developing Bob’s Burgers. Plus, Loren shares why he’d like to find success by stepping away from the workshop.This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), LinkedIn (www.li...

Loren Bouchard
Animator, writer, and director Loren Bouchard (Dr. Katz, Bob’s Burgers) talks with Andy Richter about growing up in a family of blue collar artists, why bartending is perfect preparation for working in production, coming alive through gratitude, and the horror element that got cut while developing Bob’s Burgers. Plus, Loren shares why he’d like to find success by stepping away from the workshop.This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), LinkedIn (www.li...


Seth Green
Actor, producer, and director Seth Green sits down with Andy Richter to discuss discovering a love for theatrics during summer camp, pulling public pranks, and acclimating to fame. Plus, Seth talks about Robot Chicken’s journey to the airwaves, how a trip to Thailand inspired his new movie Changeland, and the thrill of portraying his most convincingly bad persona.This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: THREEQUESTIONS), HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/threequestions80 code: THREEQUE...

Seth Green
Actor, producer, and director Seth Green sits down with Andy Richter to discuss discovering a love for theatrics during summer camp, pulling public pranks, and acclimating to fame. Plus, Seth talks about Robot Chicken’s journey to the airwaves, how a trip to Thailand inspired his new movie Changeland, and the thrill of portraying his most convincingly bad persona.This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: THREEQUESTIONS), HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/threequestions80 code: THREEQUE...

Baron Vaughn
Comedian and actor Baron Vaughn talks to Andy Richter about his “scandalous” birth, finding his performative self in Las Vegas, trying not to pass down bad habits, and the timeline of his showbiz trajectory. Plus, Baron discusses finding permanence in fatherhood and creating the artistic space he wishes he’d had with his show “The New Negroes.”This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS) and The Hilarious World of Depression....


Scott Aukerman
Comedian, director, and host of Comedy Bang Bang Scott Aukerman talks with Andy Richter about his first public access program, launching from Mr. Show to Comedy Bang Bang and the founding of his very own podcast network, and behind-the-scenes scoops from the biggest episodes of Between Two Ferns. Later, Scott discusses his experience directing Between Two Ferns: The Movie and shares what he’s learned about juggling work and family.This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: THREEQUESTIONS), ...

Scott Aukerman
Comedian, director, and host of Comedy Bang Bang Scott Aukerman talks with Andy Richter about his first public access program, launching from Mr. Show to Comedy Bang Bang and the founding of his very own podcast network, and behind-the-scenes scoops from the biggest episodes of Between Two Ferns. Later, Scott discusses his experience directing Between Two Ferns: The Movie and shares what he’s learned about juggling work and family.This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: THREEQUESTIONS), ...

Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch sits down with Andy Richter to talk about growing up the funny kid in Dolton, IL, being too classical for a Shakespeare company, performing together in The Real Live Brady Bunch, and coming out organically. Later, Jane shares what she loves about her living situation and what she’d like to direct in the future.This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/THREEQUESTIONS)...


Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch sits down with Andy Richter to talk about growing up the funny kid in Dolton, IL, being too classical for a Shakespeare company, performing together in The Real Live Brady Bunch, and coming out organically. Later, Jane shares what she loves about her living situation and what she’d like to direct in the future.This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/THREEQUESTIONS)...

Scott Thompson
Actor and comedian Scott Thompson sits down with Andy Richter to talk about having heart to hearts with his dad about concrete, his biggest childhood literary influence, and learning to look forward to retirement. Plus, Scott discusses the writing goal he aspires to most as well as his new podcast PTSDiva.This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: THREEQUESTIONS) and Away (www.awaytravel.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS)....

Scott Thompson
Actor and comedian Scott Thompson sits down with Andy Richter to talk about having heart to hearts with his dad about concrete, his biggest childhood literary influence, and learning to look forward to retirement. Plus, Scott discusses the writing goal he aspires to most as well as his new podcast PTSDiva.This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: THREEQUESTIONS) and Away (www.awaytravel.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS)....


Dax Shepard
Actor Dax Shepard talks to Andy Richter about being raised by a single mother, feeling the need to win every interaction, casting what-ifs, and the pitfalls of having a public marriage. Plus, Dax breaks down why he considers himself bad at picking what’s best for him.This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (HelloFresh.com/threequestions80 code: THREEQUESTIONS80), Betterhelp (betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), and Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet podcast....

Nicole Byer
Comedian and actress Nicole Byer chats with Andy Richter about knowing your therapist too well, special details to include in your will, and the little details that separate good and truly great actors. Later, Nicole talks about her future goals and shares some wisdom on self-love.You can listen to Nicole's podcast BEST FRIENDS at h.earwolf.com/bestfriends. This episode is sponsored by NHTSA, Betterhelp (betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), Bombas (www.bombas.com/THREEQUESTIONS), and Leesa (...

Nicole Byer
Comedian and actress Nicole Byer chats with Andy Richter about knowing your therapist too well, special details to include in your will, and the little details that separate good and truly great actors. Later, Nicole talks about her future goals and shares some wisdom on self-love.This episode is sponsored by NHTSA, Betterhelp (betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), Bombas (www.bombas.com/THREEQUESTIONS), and Leesa (www.leesa.com code: THREEQUESTIONS)....


Jim Gaffigan
Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan joins Andy Richter to talk about using comedy to survive being the youngest sibling, generational gaps and the importance of civics, his wife Jeannie’s inspiring recovery from a brain tumor, and more. Plus, Jim shares his thoughts on digging into a dramatic role with his his latest film American Dreamer.This episode is sponsored by NHTSA and Linkedin (www.linkedin.com/threequestions)....

Joel Kim Booster
Comedian Joel Kim Booster sits down with Andy Richter to talk about controversial theater school productions, having his parents discover he was gay by reading his diary, and how he used live theater to launchpad into stand-up comedy. Plus, Joel shares the most helpful piece of advice he’s learned as well as the goalposts he’s building towards.This episode is sponsored by Service on Celluloid podcast, Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: THREEQUESTIONS), and U-Turn Audio (www.uturnaudio.com code: RICHTER)....

Ron Funches
Comedian Ron Funches joins Andy Richter to talk about forming a complete picture of their parents as adults, raising a son with autism, dealing with “fatness barometers,” and throwing vision board parties. Later, Ron shares self-improvement tips he’s learned with his podcast ‘Gettin’ Better.’This episode is sponsored by U-Turn Audio (www.uturnaudio.com code: RICHTER), Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), and Leesa (www.leesa.com code: THREEQUESTIONS)....


Amy Sedaris
Comedian, actress, and writer Amy Sedaris joins Andy Richter to discuss Girl Scout-level ambition, what she loved about performing with Second City, and her fondness for rabbits. Later, Amy shares some of her entrepreneurial passions.This episode is sponsored by Service on Celluloid podcast and U-Turn Audio (www.uturnaudio.com code: RICHTER)...

Mayim Bialik
Actress, author, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik joins Andy Richter to discuss growing up working on the TV series Blossom, raising a child while in grad school, and the anxiety of live theater. Plus, Mayim looks forward to designing her own neuroscience curriculum and more as she shares what’s next for her after The Big Bang Theory.This episode is sponsored by LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/threequestions), Drop (code: QUESTIONS), and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS)....

Natasha Lyonne
Actress Natasha Lyonne joins Andy Richter to discuss working with Marlon Brando on Scary Movie 2, the difference between east and west coast therapists, and being more fit than people give them credit for. Plus, Natasha talks about her experience overcoming showbiz “soul sickness” and what’s next after Russian Doll.This episode is sponsored by Drop (code: QUESTIONS), Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS), and Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: THREEQUESTIONS)...


Abbi Jacobson
Actor, author and showrunner Abbi Jacobson joins Andy Richter for the series debut of The Three Questions with Andy Richter. They discuss Abbi’s upbringing in an artistic family outside of Philadelphia, the complicated process of discovering what’s best for you and the importance of finding your tribe. Later, Abbi shares what’s next for her (professionally and personally) post-Broad City.This episode is sponsored by Drop (code: QUESTIONS)....

Introducing The Three Questions with Andy Richter
Host Andy Richter asks the same three questions to each guest: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned? These three simple questions, when answered honestly and thoughtfully, are enough to provide a pretty complete picture of who a person is. The answers are what Andy always wants to know about people. This will not be a one-sided process, as Andy won’t shy away from getting personal himself. Make sure to subscribe and stay tuned for the first episode July 8th.Also, please go to p...