Last year, The Garbage Boys took a deep dive into the hellscape of monologues written for teens. This time, they’re diving even deeper and mustering up their acting chops to tackle some two-person scenes for teens. Like the monologues, these scenes are not from plays, but a magical database full of standalone pieces written by–um, whoever, it would seem. Buckle up, Lonestarinos, Oscar season is only nine months away. Brought to by… a very mature joke made by two adult men.
LSP 30: Lone Star Does Five Star #6
The tradition is back, Lonestarinos. Join Ben and Alex as they take a break from all the garbage to talk about things that are not garbage: things like SXSW, Beirut, Chase Iron Eyes, trail mix, Sekiro, Happy as Lazzaro, life without booze, and the Democratic field. Eclectic and joyful as ever. Brought to you by jokes.
LSP 29: Don’t Mind the Gap
On today’s episode, your premier purveyors of garbage content are joined by in-house Lone Star Reality TV Consultant Maggie McCaffery to talk about “Age Gap Love,” a British reality show that’s about exactly what it sounds like. Love is blind. Sometimes really, really blind. Brought to you by hamburgers.
LSP 27: I Am The One Who Barks
One year ago, Alex and Ben first ventured into the talking animal purgatory that is the “Buddies” series and promised they would return to it when the time was right. That day has come. In this episode, we take a closer look than anybody has probably ever taken at “Treasure Buddies,” the “Indiana Jones”-ish, straight-to-DVD “Air Bud” knock-off you never knew you needed to see.
LSP 25: Lone Star Does Five Star #5
It’s a historic day folks: it’s the FIFTH Lone Star Does Five Star special. Five for five, baby! Five on five! High five! We’ll put five on it! Five in one, half a dozen… um, is actually more than five, but we digress. Join Alex and Ben as they dig into the finest of finer things, including tattoos, school fairs, college concerts, the Persona series, James Blake, “Who Is America,” “The Wilderness,” “Nanette,” and doing what we love to do. Brought to you by Alex’s mom just in the nick of time!
LSP 24: Gotta Catch… Most of Them!
Some are adorable. Some are mighty and fearsome. Some are… useless, racist, and/or look like Harvey Weinstein? This week, join Ben and special guest Harrison Bryan as they figure out which Pokemon you should not “travel across the land, searching far and wide” for. Brought to you by electric fly swatters. Shout outs to the “Who’s That Pokemon” podcast!
LSP 22: No Regerts
Horrifying portraits and misspelled words. Cat eyebrows and Hello Kitty foreheads. Drake-themed club promotions and Pokemon Go gyms. Join Alex and Ben this week as they dive into the most regrettable tattoo catastrophes as ranked by the internet. Brought to you by Flavor Town.
LSP 21: Git Her [The Toxic White Supremacist Patriarchy] Done!
There are many Lone Star quality comedy specials out there, but for this episode, we thought we’d reintroduce some familiar faces: Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. Coming at you live from inside the “Liberal Bubble” (which, we come to learn, is not really much of a bubble), Ben and Alex unpack the racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, and generally marginalizing dumpster fire that is “We’ve Been Thinking.” Available now on Netflix.
LSP 20: Lone Star Does Five Star #4
It’s our 20th episode!! Let’s celebrate by talking about the finer things, such as Muse, Zelda, Charlie Kaufman, Name of the Wind, Maximum Fun, The Love Below, and… each other (awww). Parting the Curtain™: This episode was recorded the day LeBron James went to Los Angeles. Brought to you by GoGurt (not really, though).
LSP 19: An Actor Despairs
Chekhov. Shaw. Miller. Churchill. Stoppard. Nottage. Baker. Jeff from accounting. Join BFA-holding experts Alex and Ben as they explore the Lone Star world of youth audition monologues that are written by God-knows-who and posted on the internet. Trigger warning: episode contains dramatic readings of material that addresses what it’s like to be a “typical teen” who “doesn’t want to chill with [their] cousin anymore” and/or needs to be “fully committed to figure skating.”