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Jon Gabrus didn’t realize he had spent his entire comedy career preparing to travel around the country getting wasted and being hilarious on camera. But that’s exactly what he has ended up doing, along with his best friend and co-host Adam Pally, in their new truTV series 101 Places to Party Before You Die.
In this episode of The Last Laugh podcast, Gabrus talks about landing his dream job as a travel host and explains why the “before you die” in the show’s title resonates with him so deeply. He also talks about the origins of his incompetent intern character Gino Lombardo on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast, tells the story of his embarrassingly terrible Veep audition in front of his comedy crush Julia-Louis Dreyfus, and reveals why he once quit smoking pot in hopes of joining the FBI.
“This is dream job-level shit I got going on here,” Gabrus says of his and Pally’s new show, which is inspired by the book 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die and is currently airing Thursday nights at 10:30pm on truTV. “The funny thing is, I can’t figure out how I got here, but also, all signs in my life point to me eventually being here.”