The Sal and Bob Show

The Sal and Bob Show is a podcast hosted by comedians Sal Demilio and Bob Phillips.

They love steakhouses, so they visit some of the best in the country, crack wise and generally act like idiots while enjoying a great meal. They talk comedy, gambling, sports, movies and other things that interest us. With regular bits like the One Hit Wonder and The Whine List, it's a lively half hour of nonsense.

Follow Sal and Bob individually at @SallyD08 and @BobTheSuit

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Ditka's | Chicago | Guest: NFL Star Anthony Carter
Nov 11, 2019

An all football episode featuring a fun and enlightening interview with the great Pro Bowl receiver Anthony Carter. Carter gives us his take on paying college players, controversial NFL penalties and why the Detroit Lions suck on this edition of The Sal and Bob Show.

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La Bistecca - Plymouth, Michigan
Nov 4, 2019

It’s the Daylight Savings Time episode and our One Hit Wonder is Closing Time by the Semisonics. Sal has a funny story about Indiana time, and Bob yaps about the Plymouth Ice Festival. Sal does a World Series recap and both guys decide that Houston’s manager can never again use the word Cole. Chicken Pox lollipops, Lori Loughlin, Halloween jokes and Leo Dufour are discussion topics. Funny vintage airline pictures, flying tips, and getting molested by the TSA. Sal is on Bill Duncliffe’s show, Can-Do, a fun horse racing podcast. Bob announces his signing with On Tour Records. All this and more nonsense on this edition of The Sal and Bob Show.

The Sal and Bob Halloween Special: 2019
Oct 28, 2019

It’s a Special 2019 Halloween episode from the Sal and Bob studio, because both guys are working clubs in Michigan. Sal is at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase and Bob is performing at Mitch Gill’s Get a Room Comedy Club.

Jeff and Abby, friends of the show, go to San Diego and review Panevino, Island Prime, and Greystone Prime. Bob bitches about Fin’s Eatery in New Baltimore. Sal gives a World Series Update. Bob trashes the Bryce Harper. Both guys review Billboard’s Top 25 Halloween Songs.

Both guys talk about Michael Jackson and Thriller, then delve into Leaving Neverland and the guys who accused Jackson. Sal talks movie ideas saying there should be a true sequel to Grease, and Bob contributes a TV show idea with Gary Gulman. Bob talks about Angelle Agabashian, his first car date, who saw Grease 20 times in the movie theater. Tubular Bells, the theme from The Exorcist, takes us out on this edition of The Sal and Bob Show.

Fin's Eatery and Spirits with Boxing Writer William Dettloff
Oct 21, 2019

It’s a unique episode of the Sal and Bob Show with special guest, Senior Editor at boxing’s Ring Magazine for 15 years, William Dettloff (@WilliamDettloff). Sal and Bob are at Fin's Eatery and Spirits in New Baltimore, Michigan, throwing back a couple bourbons after their show at the Civic Center. In honor of their guest The One Hit Wonder is Warren Zevon’s “Boom Boom Mancini.”

Sal and Bob complain about Sweetest Day, and bitch about White Claw, and talk about their days in amateur boxing. Both guys talk about Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and his fight with Alexis Arguello, then his successful title challenge against Arturo Frias less than two months later.

Sal says there should be a single guy holiday, and gives his lowdown on the MLB playoffs. Bob says he no longer spins cotton candy for Halloween, and has given the machine to his daughter to continue the tradition. The guys mention their upcoming gigs. Sal gives his predictions for Big Ten football.

Sal and Bob welcome William Dettloff, a very accomplished boxing writer who’s experience includes a biography of Ezzard Charles and fifteen years as Senior Editor for Ring Magazine.

A fantastic interview ensues with Dettloff giving his opinions on MMA, the current state of boxing, and the stars of the game. A lively back and forth is held with all three guys giving their opinions and asking questions about the future of boxing. William and Bob talk Hearns-Leonard, Marciano, Roberto Duran, Leonard-Hagler and much more.

They wrap up with a prediction for the Ruiz-Joshua rematch and an homage to the bad-assery of Tommy Hearns. Read Dettloff’s Ringside Seat magazine (@RingsideSeatMag) and listen to his podcast! What a fun episode!

The Duo Episode with Sal and Bob
Oct 14, 2019

It’s a special Duo Episode as Sal and Bob are back home at October Park Studios after a few weeks on the road. The One Hit Wonder is “Reunited” by Peaches and Herb. They talk about Matt McClowry’s Disney World Wedding, Dave Landau’s excellent officiating, and what it’s like to have nine comedians at the same wedding.

Bob reads Screen Rant’s Top Ten comedy duos. Bob disses Bob Hope again, and tells an embarrassing story about scaring the shit out of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s mother. Sal gets into life’s Top Ten and the guys recount their drunken munch with wine and bourbon. Sports duos, and Sal talks MLB playoffs and disses Clayton Kershaw while giving his playoff predictions. Bob explains what a gym fighter is. Sal talks Lions football and predicts the Lions will challenge for the division. Both guys go fanboy for Tom Brady. Bob whines about Sally Struthers. Why? Sal talks about roller skating back in the day and Bob says Sean Penn is turning into a cigarette. Sal takes us out with a recap of Brangelina and Bob says Trump is going to jail.

Smith and Wollensky with Josh Mankiewicz
Oct 7, 2019

A unique and very special episode with a funny and entertaining interview with our favorite Dateline NBC reporter, Josh Mankiewicz! (@JoshMankiewicz) Coming to you from Smith & Wollensky in Columbus, Ohio, the One Hit Wonder is a nod to Dateline, Haddaway’s “What is Love,” or “Baby Don’t Hurt Me.”

Sal and Bob are huge fans of Dateline, and Josh’s reporting, so they ask questions they think other fans want to know the answers to. Josh talks about why Dateline is so compelling, quoting his colleague and fellow Dateline reporter Dennis Murphy, that “It’s not about the murder. It’s about the marriage.” Josh talks about the “CSI Effect,” which highlights how today’s jurors are affected by crime science portrayed on television, saying that OJ would probably be convicted today.

Bob asks if Josh has a favorite episode that resonated with him and gave him personal satisfaction. Josh shares one where a wrongfully convicted man was helped, in part, by Dateline’s dramatization of the facts, and was ultimately cleared of wrongdoing and freed from prison.

Sal and Josh talk about how there's an art to the interview process, and how families of murdered loved ones want to tell the story of the victim, and how Dateline helps them do that. Josh talks about the challenges in interviewing law enforcement officials. People have asked Josh if he’s scared when he interviews murderers, and his response is that he is not. Partly because it’s in a prison where the fight has gone out of the killer, and partly because the murderers want to tell their story, too.

All the guys laugh about Bill Hader’s impression of Josh, and Sal wonders how Dateline gets the “pensive” shots of the guilty drinking coffee by a window. Josh says one of the trickiest parts of the show is to keep the secret of someone’s guilt or innocence until the right time in the story. They wrap things up by agreeing to meet for a steak dinner at The Golden Steer, The Met, Michael’s Gourmet Room, Manny’s Steakhouse, or somewhere else road warriors meet. What a fun, entertaining, and insightful episode with the very gracious and funny Josh Mankiewicz.

Outback Steakhouse - Little Rock, Arkansas
Sep 30, 2019

Sal and Bob head south to record from the famous Outback Steakhouse in Little Rock, Arkansas on this edition of the Sal and Bob Show.

Seattle Steakhouse Recap
Sep 23, 2019

It’s an in-studio episode of the Sal and Bob Show because the guys need a breather from the road. The One Hit Wonder is Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O’Connor and the guys are obsessed with it and the strangeness of her career. Sal talks about his trip to see On Tour Podcasts, the Sal and Bob overlords, and chats about, what else, bourbon. Bob recaps his trips to Seattle and Vancouver, and the steakhouses he visited: The Butcher’s Table, The Brooklyn, and The Metropolitan. All three are fantastic places with great food. Bob predicts another Lions win over the Eagles. Sal gives his expert advice about who to watch in MLB, and Bob bitches about Andre Drummond. Sal recounts a fun afternoon at Chuck E. Cheese for his nephew’s birthday party, and how he got caught checking the sports scores, and trying to take a pic of a new mom breastfeeding. Sal complains that one of the characters in the Chuck E. Cheese band—Pasquale—is a cultural stereotype of his Italian heritage. Bob advises him to sue. Both guys bitch about open micers and similarly inexperienced comics offering their hot takes about comedy topics. Bob says he just cut a new CD at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle and now has to edit it. He also shares a comedy secret about TV specials and comedy recordings. Both guys wind it up talking about how awful it is to have to edit your stuff, and how uncomfortable it is to look at yourself in screen. New, fun episode!

Camille's Prime - Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Sep 16, 2019

It’s a lively new episode of the Sal and Bob show where the guys go to Mount Pleasant, Michigan, to prepare for their show benefitting Michael J’s benefit motorcycle run called “Fun Before The Run". Bob completely blows it on this episode, not understanding that people are riding motorcycles in this event and not actually running. The boys talk about the death of Eddie Money, NFL predictions, Derek Richards in Ireland, and Carrie Underwood’s song that sounds an awful lot like someone’s else’s. Felicity Huffman’s sentencing, Lori Loughlin’s chances. Sal brings up the continuing manufactured controversy about Dave Chappelle’s and Bill Burr’s recent specials, as well as the real controversy over the hiring of a comedian with previous racist comments, and the overdue hiring of an Asian player on SNL. Kenan Thompson and Tina Fey round out the discussion. Big fun on this edition of The Sal and Bob Show.

Sal and Bob Throwback! - St. Elmo's Steakhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana
Sep 9, 2019

A really funny episode of the Sal and Bob Show, coming to you from St. Elmo Steakhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The One Hit Wonder is “Man in Motion,” one of the theme songs from the epically awful movie, St. Elmo’s Fire, from 1985. Written by David Foster and performed by John Parr, the song had an original, heroic purpose, but Hollywood ruined it, as usual. A brief and funny discussion is held about the NFL playoffs and the Bird Box Challenge. Sal relates a funny story about having the awesome shrimp cocktail from St. Elmo, the history of the restaurant, and all the famous people who’ve eaten there.

Sal does a great impression of a Dick Vitale and Bob talks about how Rudy Giuliani looks like the monster from Krull, and completely blows it discussing Robert Irsay. The boys go wild about the 1933 Bar’s signature drink. Sal informs listeners about Wagyu and Kobe beef, and how it’s made, and the uniqueness of St. Elmo’s waitstaff. A fun foray into the nightlife of Indianapolis is held, and Bob talks about Sal’s comedy club, The Comedy Room in Wyandotte, Michigan. Sal says some listeners are concerned with our health. A lively analysis is held about the NFL playoffs, and how to get a Sal and Bob coffee cup. The boys discuss crossover entertainment in the 70’s, and their favorite show, Dateline, and Josh Mankiewicz, their favorite reporter, who will be a guest soon. The episode ends with the Love Theme from St. Elmo’s Fire.

Steak Bits: Funny Moments From the Sal and Bob Show - Part 2
Sep 2, 2019

This week is another very special episode of The Sal and Bob Show featuring some memorable moments from the show over the last year.

Sal and Bob will be back with a brand new episode next week! Subscribe now and tell your friends!

Sal and Bob's Back to School Special
August 26, 2019

Sal and Bob record from the cafeteria at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan! The one hit wonder is "Harper Valley PTA" by Jeannie C. Riley. They review the song and breakdown the lyrics of this 1968 hit.

In honor of "Back to School" season, Sal and Bob share stories from back in the day. They talk about shows they watched growing up and their first TV crushes. Sal tells Bob some the names of the schools he went to and they laugh at the idea of Donald Trump having a school named in his honor.

Sal talks about how having Italian parents made back to school shopping tough because of the family's tomato harvest. The end of August means back to school and tomato sauce for the Demilio family. Bob tells a story about getting into a fight the first day of being in a new school and the principle calling his mom. Sal and Bob go on to talk about the lunches they would have at school. Bob's mom made 8 lunches every day for her kids. No one wanted to trade any food with Bob. Sal had the best lunches ever. He recounts the amazing Italian spread his mom would send him to school with.

The guys talk about the what's on the menu at Henry's Food Court at Schoolcraft. This is the cheapest meal the guys have ordered on the show. They talk about their shared love of Rodney Dangerfield and the classic comedy "Back to School". They share some of their favorite quotes from the movie and finish uptake show with a couple of back to school jokes. Tune in!

The Sal and Bob Studios - Sal's Vegas Recap
August 19, 2019

Bob is drunk on this episode of The Sal and Bob Show, where we welcome our guest, friend and fellow comedian Steve Lind into the studio to yap about comedian stuff. Sal recaps his recon mission to Vegas to find more venues for the boys to record at. The One Hit Wonder is Into the Night by the creepy Benny Mardones.

Sal and Steve share collegiate baseball stories. Steve gives insight into how he started his comedy career. Bob explains why he bought three new suits for he and Steve’s gigs at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Sal recaps his Hugo’s Cellar experience at the Four Queens casino. For some reason Bob decides to drunkenly recap a Little Rascals episode. Sal has a great story about hanging out at the Pioneer Saloon, Nevada’s oldest saloon. A short discussion is held on jet lag and Steve volunteers to take over for Bob, given his state of inebriation.

Bob says he’s only got a few heroes in his life, and one if which is his son, Ben. The other is Steve. Steve speaks inspirationally, candidly, and humorously, about the challenges raising an autistic son. He tells a great story about getting to a low point and how his wife Elise brought him out of it. Sal closes it out with an informative look at the naked guy on Fremont Street who’ll let you kick him in the nuts for $20. What an episode! What a show!

Steak Bits: Funny Moments From the Sal and Bob Show
August 12, 2019

This week is a very special episode of The Sal and Bob Show featuring some memorable moments from the show over the last year.

The show starts with a clip from a recent episode where Sal talks about stopping at Burger King 3 times on his way home from a gig. Then the guys rant about Amway and what a scam it is in a clip from an older episode. They go on to talk about wedding food and how you have to lie to the bartender to get enough to drink.

On their trip to the famous Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn, New York they were told many times it's cash only. They both talk about what it's like paying for a steak dinner with cash. On their trip to Waffle House they break down the hash brown system and how to order correctly. The guys talk about Wayne Fontes and the time he tried to blame his kid for having cocaine in his car while talking about how tough it is to be a Lions fan. The only year Sal had season tickets for the lions was the year they went 0-16. Typical Sal Luck.

Then the guys chat with Josh Mankiewicz about his work on Dateline NBC and the crazy couples he reports on. Then, in their 4th of July special the guys talk fireworks and reminisce about Sal's dad and his passion for concrete. The next clip is of a recurring segment entitled "Mickey Yells at Rocky" with a scene from Rocky 2.

Bob tells a story from the most memorable Kentucky Derby Party he's been too. They talk about Jeff Bezos and the National Enquirer attempting to blackmail him. Sal and Bob share some interesting Las Vegas trivia. Then they check in with Josh again to talk about how dumb some of the murderers are. The show wraps up with some more Las Vegas trivia and Sal tells a story about stumbling into the AVN Awards.

Sal and Bob will be back with a brand new episode next week! Subscribe now and tell your friends!

The Sal and Bob Studios - Michigan
August 5, 2019

The guys come to you from their hidden underground studio in Michigan. The One Hit Wonder is In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry. Sal takes his dad to the Motor City Casino and has a steak at Iridescence. They talk Sal’s dad’s life philosophy and how he’s still a sunny guy at 89. The guys also talk about Eric and Mike Jackman, two funny guys from New Hampshire. Shout outs to Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle and Tom McCarthy, the host of the club’s podcast. Sal has great takes on Major League Baseball trades and both guys yap about the slim difference between a good and a great ball player. Sal gives his playoff predictions, and both guys talk about the upcoming Greatest Hits episode on this edition of The Sal and Bob Show.

Republic Tavern - Detroit, Michigan
July 29, 2019

The Sal and Bob Show comes to you from Republic Tavern in Motown, on the eve of the Democratic Debates. The One Hit Wonder is “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands". The guys make fun of what the Democratic candidates are doing in Detroit, and really has a shot at getting nominated. The Whine List is basically Bob bitching about Jerry Seinfeld’s criticism of Bob Goldthwait and how he thinks Seinfeld considers himself apart from the rest of comedy. Sal brings up another Rocky sequel and both guys complain that Stallone has gone a step too far. Funny stories, silly jokes, all on this brand new episode of The Sal and Bob Show!

CUT by Wolfgang Puck - Las Vegas, Nevada
July 22, 2019

The guys travel to their happy place, Las Vegas, and chow down at Wolfgang Puck’s The Cut. The One Hit Wonder is Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.

Sal confesses that he listens to YouTube videos in his car and Bob can’t handle it. Sal jokes that Facebook is the rotary phone of the internet. Bob and Sal bitch about lousy Spirit Airlines and the new, lousy middle seat that’s coming. Sal has a great Vegas story about winning dinner at the blackjack table. A lively discussion is held about nationwide sports books, and the continuing allure of Vegas. Sal jumps into a story about a Florida man who cut off another man’s tadger for sleeping with his wife. Both guys yap about their upcoming shows. Bob whines again about Caesar’s mistreatment of the guys the last time they hit Sin City. Las Vegas trivia and the Jerry Lewis Telethon are a favorite discussion. Sal has a great story about going to the AVN Awards.

Sal cautions people not to retrieve your out of bounds golfball in the desert. More Las Vegas trivia. Sals upcoming shows include the Grand Casino in Vegas, Big Tommy’s in Novi, MI, and the fabulous Holly Hotel. Bob is excited about his first headline gig at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Both guys talk about their friend Nate Fridson’s gig there after a loss of power and how he did the show with no microphone. Upcoming guests include Jeff Gorman of the Indianapolis Colts, and William Dettloff, a hell of a boxing writer. Sal has a Whine list about getting pulled over for expired tabs. Bob wraps it up with an exciting announcement that The Sal and Bob Show is in the top half percent of iTunes podcasts.

Mancy's Steakhouse - Toledo, Ohio
July 15, 2019

It’s a Sal and Bob Throwback Episode from Mancy’s Steakhouse in Toledo, Ohio. This one’s been in the can for nine months and the guys don’t even remember recording it. The One Hit Wonder is “Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners.

Sal starts things off talking about taking a first date to a show. Bob says Sal has balls of steel for that. Sal relates a funny story about being in his date’s shower. Bob whines about a casino gig in Minnesota and both guys talk about the bad times they’ve had gambling together. Bob also whines about bad birthday gifts.

The guys spotlight hilarious comedian Kathleen Madigan, and their respect for the way she handles herself. Bob goes off on a rant about how Tom Cruise throws like a girl. Sal goes in the Wayback Machine with his picks for the 2018 baseball and football playoffs. What? It’s a Throwback Show!

Andiamo - Livonia, Michigan
July 8, 2019

Sal and Bob play it close to home and do the show from Andiamo in Livonia, Michigan. The One Hit Wonder is Donna Lewis’s “I Love You, Always Forever.” Somehow local newscasters Diana Lewis and the crazy Bill Bonds become part of the discussion, as does Rocky.

Sal and Bob talk about having corporate jobs and balancing that with a comedy career, and the conversation segues into one of our favorite comedians and friends, Gary Gulman. The guys talk about Gary’s Twitter campaign to give a bit of comedy advice every day for 365 days. Sal brings up some of the difficulties in juggling another career with comedy. Both guys agree with Gary’s advice to judge your jokes by the reaction of an ideal crowd. Sal says performing with a comedian like Gary makes you want to bring your A Game.

The guys talk about the World Cup and Bob brings up ways to spice up the game, and both laugh at their friend Steve Lind’s awesome soccer joke. The Whine List is Bob’s complaint about idiots blowing off fireworks after the 4th. Bob also bitches about people who freak out about their dogs on the 4th.

Sal talks about the Andiamo Showroom and Bob relates a story about meeting Don Rickles and asking Rickles to call him a hockey puck. Both guys talk about the recent California earthquakes, wish everyone well, and talk about the science of earthquakes, like they have any idea what the hell they’re talking about. Sal brings up the latest Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga news.

Both guys yap about yet another losing night at the casino, but Sal goes nuts for the Locket Link slot machine. They follow that up with a discussion of a complicated pain in the ass blackjack game they’ve only seen in Toledo, and wind it up dispensing blackjack advice.

Bern's Steak House - Tampa, Florida
July 1, 2019

It's a very special 4th of July edition of the Sal and Bob Show! The guys visit the world famous Bern's Steak House in Tampa, Florida. The one hit wonder is The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. Sal and Bob review the recent Democratic Debates before really diving deep into the latest about Bradly Cooper and Lady Gaga. They later talk about their family traditions surrounding the 4th of July holiday. They wrap up by talking about the dessert room and the amazing menu at Bern's, including the dessert room. Happy 4th of July from everyone at the Sal and Bob Show!

Ocean Prime - Troy, Michigan
June 24, 2019

Its the Ocean Prime, Troy, Michigan episode. So of course the One Hit Wonder is by Billy Ocean, Get Out of My Dreams. Because we’re like that. Sal relates a story about going to a White Out Party and wearing black. The guys trash the new Library Pub, lamenting the cool, intimate, old version that actually had books on the shelves. They both agree that Get Out of My Dreams couldn’t be recorded today because of the MeToo movement. Sal gives a little history of the owner of Ocean Prime, Cameron Mitchell, and how he started his business. Our special guest is our producer and very funny guy, Nate Armbruster (@natecomedy).

Sal relates a great story about a couple from WWII who reunited after 70 years. The guys talk about all the sex senior citizens are having in retirement homes, and the rise of STDs among seniors. Gross. Bob talks about how people promise to get together and never do, and how tragic it would be to go to a 75 year high school reunion. The guys welcome Nate who tells about his extended tour of bourbon country. Nate calls it “Sal Country.” Nate says he never had the confidence to tell Bob that he drinks his bourbon meat. Nate says Buffalo Trace is the longest continuously operating distillery in the country. Sal gets really passionate about the tradition of bourbon distilling. Bob does his Cliff Calvin thing and talks about bourbon’s resurgence in the USA.

All the guys agree there should be a bar at the distilleries. Bob brings up taking your own candy into the movies and the guys take off on bringing booze in. Bob talks about eating movie candy outside a movie theater and how weird it is to eat Sno-Caps and not being in a theater. All three guys yap about eating all their food supplies before the movie starts. A lively discussion is held about what time you should arrive at the theater, and how awesome it is to be the only one in the theater. Sal says he solving to watch The Irishman in a theater on his phone. Bob brings up the newest X-Men movie that killed the franchise. Nate says he wishes he could reboot some of his act. All the guys talk about Spider-Man and how long it’s gone on. Sal and Nate agree that you might as well do Raging Bull II and Titanic II. Sal talks about extending movie sequels and the guys agree that they should reboot John Hughes movies. Brunch Club. All three guys round out the episode agreeing that superhero movies are played out, especially the Joker character.

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