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Episode 46: You Made It Weird
Harris Wittels

You Made It Weird #46: Harris Wittels

Pete’s buddy Harris W comes by to make it weird about drugs, comedy writing (Parks and Rec, Eastbound and Down), sex, God, the whole shebang. It’s so great, there’s really no need for this intro. PLEASE ENJOY!

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NOTE, FEBRUARY 2015: We mourn the passing of Harris Wittels, a friend to many at Nerdist and an amazing comedy talent. He was a guest on three of our shows; click these links to hear his November 2014 appearance on You Made It Weird, his appearance on a live You Made it Weird from L.A. Riot Festival, his appearance on Nerdist Writers Panel, and his appearance on Making It with Riki Lindhome.

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  1. set and setting…dmt…that is all

  2. akshay says:

    in the sociopath test there is an error.
    if the girl was a sociopath(psychopath) how can she fall in love??

  3. Jon says:

    I agree with Harris to a point. You will love LSD, but only if you are with the right people.

  4. Mimi says:

    Here’s some weird to piggy back a bit on Harris’ bit about churching…
    There was an article in the early 2000’s (I think; I read it some time ago, and am also paraphrasing) which stated that modern day clubs and shows (also live sports) fill a basic need humans have to be part of a group think event.

    This was previously satisfied by regular church attendance, but especially revival events, that were much larger and more energetic/frenetic than typical services.

    Also, the part of your brain that is satisfied/excited by shopping is the same part we used to use for hunting food. That was a total aside.

  5. Man Wall says:

    Pete you need to do what I did and watch all of Six Feet Under in like a week and a half. Then smoke a lot of pot.

  6. Kass says:

    I vote for more guests who are listeners. That was super engaging.

  7. samuel says:

    Mushrooms aren’t poison, common misconception. It’s actually a compound called psilocybin that makes you trip.

  8. DJ says:

    Enter the Void!

  9. KT says:

    Loved this! Love Harris Wittels!

    Glad I’m not the only the only one who isn’t rushing to own a home (despite what my accountant advises), Pete.
    Fuck smart investments, I like the fact that a light went out in my kitchen last week and it was replaced within an hour via a call to maintenance. Left to my own devices, It would not have been replaced for months. I don’t like ladders, nor do I have a desire to figure out what fancy bulb I need to buy at the store.

  10. OnmyojiOmn says:

    Pete, you’ve never seen Six Feet Under? What the fuck, man?

    In a 24-hour period I read about a guy strangling puppies for art and I heard this, and I am literally more outraged about this. Get your shit together. What the fuck.

  11. Julia Hays says:

    Sure, we know that Pete and Harris aren’t sociopaths, but what about the silent third member in the studio?! Engineer Katie! You guys are lucky to be alive!

  12. rocheta says:

    are there any harris wittels’ pictures thatr he doesn’t look hella stoned in?

  13. Andy says:

    So, as someone who has a lot of sympathy with the whole nonmonogamy thing, I think it’s important to point out that nonmonogamy does not necessarily equal a ton of sexual partners. You can want a wife, a life partner, and a family and kids — just with more than one person. Most of us do want commitment and emotional intimacy; it’s not just a desire to fuck around.

  14. Mistletoe says:

    Just my two cents, but I’ve dropped acid twice and taken mushrooms multiple times. The worst trip I ever had was on mushrooms.

    I think a common thread between people who tell acid stories is that they tend to exaggerate the everloving fuck out of them, probably because of the reputation LSD has. In my experience, the feeling was pretty much identical to psilocybin (mushrooms). The only real difference I noticed was that the acid trip was longer, slightly more intense, and much more focused.

    Also, if you’re spooked by the whole “you can have a flashback” thing, it’s an urban myth. There’s no science to support that.

    • Rob says:

      Are you mad? Of course there is scientific evidence for flashbacks… >.<

      Google something before spouting tripe, please.

  15. judy says:

    Oh, incidentally Katy failed this same sociopath on the Todd Glass show. Watch out, Pete 😛

  16. Tom says:

    Well seeing this guest just made me yell out “fuck yeah!” like an idiot. Thanks, Pete. I was hoping this one would happen.

  17. jewdea says:

    The way I heard the sociopath test was that the girl meets a guy at her mom’s funeral and falls in love. the next week, her sister dies. Why?

    The possible answers are she killed her sister because the guy was her sister’s boyfriend. The other possible answer is she killed her sister because she met the guy at a funeral and thought if there was another funeral, she’d see the guy again.

  18. Frankie says:

    Yes! I love Harris!