“The Dr “Sex” Reese Show” Premieres Tuesday, January 18 With New Episodes Releasing Tuesdays
Los Angeles --January 17th, 2022--- Podcast creators Joe Randazzo (The Onion, Funny Or Die, @midnight) and Chris Karwowski (The Onion, [adult swim], audible.com) have partnered with iHeartRadio to launch “The Dr. “Sex” Reese Show,” an eight-episode comedy fiction podcast series that satirizes sex, media, and the “expert” industry as a whole. Randazzo plays the titular host, Dr. Robert “Sex” Reese, the nation’s only syndicated sex therapist who has never had sex. The first episode will air Tuesday, January 18, and can be heard on iHeartRadio and everywhere else podcasts are available. Listen to the official trailer now, HERE.
The first season kicks off when the doctor is accused of having an illegitimate child by a conspiracy theorist (Tim Heidecker), despite Reese’s long-held claim that he has never engaged in the physical act of love. A mild frustration becomes an existential crisis for Dr. Reese, as the facts point more and more to the fact that he is, somehow, a father.
“Dr. Sex Reese believes that his utter disdain for intimacy in all its forms actually gives him a fresh perspective on human sexuality,” Randazzo said. “And the fun of the show is listening to him struggle to give advice to callers who very clearly disgust him—especially when these callers are some of the funniest performers in the world.”
This season of “The Dr. “Sex” Reese Show” features calls with Paul F Tompkins, Martha Kelly, Kurt Braunohler, Dave Holmes, Bridey Elliot, Jordan Morris, Blair Socci, Seth Morris, Sara Schaefer, Ify Nwadiwe, Teresa Lee, Maggie Mae, Tamara Yajia, Robin Reed, Granison Crawford, James Urbaniak and more.
In addition, Megan Gailey also stars as “The Dr. “Sex” Reese Show” producer, Shelly, who is determined to discover the truth behind the paternal accusations and raise the show’s ratings at the same time.
“’The Dr. ‘Sex’ Reese Show’ is pretty unique for a fiction podcast in that it’s almost entirely improvised but then edited for maximum impact,” said Karwowski, who also edited the show. “We wrote most of the ads and outlined the season arc, and scripted a few key scenes, but all told it was about 95% improvised.”
The show began life in 2012 when Karwowski and Randazzo both worked at AdultSwim.com.
“It’s a pretty simple concept, a sex host that hate’s sex but by the time we started recording this season, we had a fully-realized character along with a well-developed backstory full of interesting characters,” said Randazzo. “This season takes everything we did at Adult Swim and pumped it full of comedic steroids, the kind you can only get from a former Soviet bloc nation.”
“The Dr. ‘Sex’ Reese Show” is distributed by The iHeartPodcast Network and available everywhere podcasts are heard. Follow the show HERE to be alerted when new episodes post.
About The Creators
The creators met at The Onion, where Randazzo was Editor-In-Chief and Karwowski was a Writer/Producer, who also ran one of the first podcasts to hit #1 on The Apple Podcast chart, the Onion Radio News. Randazzo has since been the Head Writer for shows such as: @Midnight, The History Of Swear Words, The Misery Index, Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalo and High Science. Karwowski has created audio projects for Audible, The AV Club as well as the long-running drummer podcast, The Trap Set With Joe Wong. He has also written and created shows for kid’s animation. They are currently writing a sci-fi dystopian comedy called Wiz Wipers that will also be released by iHeartRadio.