The day begins with an update on Drew’s new sleep schedule, which he says is still going well. We then hear about Don’s meeting with G.M. Steve yesterday, in which Steve told Don he wants all the guys on the show to stay at the station until noon, even though the guys usually get their work done well before that. Don and the guys suggest that if such a rule is enforced on them, then it should also apply to the other shows on the station, which it apparently doesn’t. Don even calls our sister station, MIX 96, to ask their morning show how long they stay at work each day. After some extensive ranting and raving, we see footage of the white “Pope Smoke,” as covered by different news stations, and hear WFAN DJ Mike Francesa’s awkward coverage as well.
We also get a visit from comedian Dana Gould. Dan, who will be performing at the Punchline in San Francisco Thursday through Saturday, talks about the Pope, growing up Catholic, tells us the truth about why priests can’t marry, writing for “The Simpsons,” and “The Ben Stiller Show,” and even does his Huell Howser impersonation. After Dana, we hear Louis CK going off on a heckler, and the guys discuss which show member would be eaten first if we were cannibals. The guys then go into another Rotating Random Phone Scan, before comedian Deon Cole stops by. Deon, who is performing at Cobbs Comedy Club in San Francisco, talks about working with Conan O’Brien, writing jokes for Conan’s appearance at the Correspondent’s Dinner, the emergency meeting that caused him to back out of his interview with us yesterday, and his new show on TBS, “Black Box.”
After Craig books his first interview for the show, with the former editor of Nickelodeon magazine, it’s time for the “Phantom News.” Today, a preschool teacher slips her kids sleeping pills, the new Hendrix album debuts at #2, the Pope takes the name “Francis,” and Axl Rose hits a fan with a wireless mic. And of course, Don wraps everything up with a caller 100!