Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

From professional whiner and award-winning drunk Matt Bellassai comes Unhappy Hour, the podcast about everything we love to hate. Join Matt and his special guests as they vent about all things political, personal and cultural. Because nothing brings people together like good alcohol and good complaining.


  • Dishwashers Are A Scam (with Chelsea Devantez)

    Oct 15 2019

    Ukrainian orphan update, two trash cans of acorns, and deep diving into cleaning. After that, we have comedian/writer Chelsea Devantez in the stude! She and Matt talk about birthdays, children and male gynos. You can follow Bari @finkelbaripie, you can follow Matt @mattbellassai, and you can follow @UnhappyHourPod on Twitter only. 

  • Sports Fans? More Like Trash Cans! (with Nikki Glaser)

    Oct 08 2019

    A wasabi mishap, biting a camel, and diving deep into the season of SPORTS FANS! After that, we have comedian Nikki Glaser in the studio to talk about meat, weed, and her new Netflix special, Bangin'. Bari is rewatching the Harry Potter films and Matt is into Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready. Follow Bari @finkelbaripie and Matt @MattBellassai. And you can follow Unhappy Hour @UnhappyHourPod (on Twitter only). 

  • Pumpkin Spice NOT-te (with Laura Dreyfuss)

    Oct 01 2019

    Elderly drug smugglers, the orphan, and deep diving into the autumnal season. After that, we have actor Laura Dreyfuss in the studio to talk about the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen, Times Square, and the Netflix original series, The Politician. You can follow Bari @finkelbaripie, Matt @mattbellassai, and Unhappy Hour @unhappyhourpod (on Twitter only). 

  • Bonus: Introducing Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi

    Sep 26 2019

    Check out Lost at the Smithsonian, a new podcast from Stitcher! Comedian and pop culture fanatic Aasif Mandvi gets up close and personal with the most iconic artifacts at the National Museum of American History. Join Aasif and his guests as they explore how vintage clothing, ratty furniture, and mismatched shoes transformed into Fonzie's leather jacket, Archie Bunker's chair, and Dorothy's ruby slippers and became defining symbols of American culture along the way. Lost at the Smithsonian is out...more

  • Tall Girl Problems (with Liza Koshy)

    Sep 24 2019

    Fiery love, fugitive pigs and deep diving into tall girl problems. After that, we have comedian, actor and Internet sensation Liza Koshy on the pod to talk about limoncello, Harry Styles and S2 of Liza On Demand. For social media, you can follow Bari @finkelbaripie, Matt @mattbellassai, and Unhappy Hour @unhappyhourpod (Twitter only). 

  • Self-Care In A Sex Dungeon (with Philip Markle)

    Sep 17 2019

    A $120,000 mistake, backpack dragons, and deep diving into Matt's least favorite flavors. After that, we have comedian/performer Philip Markle (aka Philip Sparkle) on the pod to talk about German sex dungeons, Burning Man, instagays and more. For social media, you can follow Bari @finkelbaripie, Matt @mattbellassai, and Unhappy Hour @unhappyhourpod (Twitter only). 

  • Claws Out (with Ira Madison III)

    Sep 10 2019

    Exploding toolboxes, BBQ crepes and deep diving into the stress of the first day of school. Then, writer Ira Madison III (host of the podcast Keep It!) joins us in the studio to drink White Claw and talk about mustard, astrology and Gay Twitter. Bari finished the third season of GLOW and Matt is excited about the new season of The Great British Bake-Off. You can follow Bari @finkelbaripie, Matt @Matt Bellassai, and Unhappy Hour @unhappyhourpod (Twitter only). 

  • It's Not Me, But Also It's Probably Me (with Hari Kondabolu)

    Sep 03 2019

    Sex pigs, attack of the vultures and diving deep into even more of Matt's dating pet peeves. After all that, comedian, writer and podcaster Hari Kondabolu ("Warn Your Relatives," "The Problem with Apu") joins the pod for an interview and game. This week Matt's watching Bon Appetit's "Gourmet Makes" video series and Bari can't stop watching the trailer for the new Netflix movie, "Tall Girl." Follow Matt @mattbellassai, Bari @finkelbaripie and Unhappy Hour on Twitter @unhapphourpod.    

  • Group Exer-sighs (with Shalewa Sharpe)

    Aug 27 2019

    Flying mattresses, scooter bandits and diving deep into the sweat torture that is group fitness. After than, we have comedian Shalewa Sharpe (2 Dope Queens) on the podcast to talk about adult video stores, avocado, and her new comedy album "So You Just Out Here?" Bari is very excited for the second season of Elite on Netflix and Matt watched the live HBO special, My Dad Wrote A Porno.

  • Grapefruit? More like HATE-fruit (with Jordan Carlos)

    Aug 20 2019

    Lost dentures, ketchup kidnappers, and deep diving into so-called health foods. Then we have comedian Jordan Carlos (co-host of the podcast Adulting along with former guest complainer Michelle Buteau) in the studio to talk about restaurants, cafeteria food, and writing comedy for television. Bari started Bless This Mess and Matt is watching A Black Lady Sketch Show. For social media, you can follow Bari @finkelbaripie, Matt @MattBellassai, and Unhappy Hour @unhappyhourpod (Twitter only). 

  • Awkward 4 Lyfe (with Jacqueline Novak)

    Aug 13 2019

    Undercover assassins, powdered mushroom poisoning, and deep diving into those awkward situations you can't escape. After that, we have comedian Jacqueline Novak in the studio to talk about orbs, Grease 2, and her show Get On Your Knees. Bari is doing a second binge of Mad Men and Matt is powering through High Maintenance. You can follow Bari @finkelbaripie, Matt @MattBellassai, and Unhappy Hour @unhappyhourpod (Twitter only). 

  • Don't Cry Out Loud (with Dewayne Perkins)

    Aug 06 2019

    Stolen tarantulas, hot tub bacteria and deep diving into what makes us cry. After that, we have comedian and writer Dewayne Perkins on the pod to talk about Beyonce, writing for the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner, and the lost art of cursive. Bari finished Los Espookys, and Matt started High Maintenance. On social media, you can follow Matt @mattbellassai and Bari @finkelbaripie and @unhappyhourpod (on Twitter only). 

  • Drunk Homosexual Jimmy Buffett (with Jillian Bell)

    Jul 30 2019

    Sonic bike-and-dash, a pizza-motivated attack, and diving deep into the truth about vacations. After that, we've got actor Jillian Bell (Brittany Runs a Marathon)  in the studio to talk about exercise, Tim Curry and limos on prom night. Bari is watching the new Veronica Mars, and Matt has started Euphoria. On social media, you can follow Matt @mattbellassai and Bari @finkelbaripie and @unhappyhourpod (on Twitter only). 

  • Complain-A-Thon (with Allison Raskin)

    Jul 23 2019

    Super meth squirrels, passing pacifiers, and deep diving into Matt's biggest rant yet! We have Allison Raskin (Just Between Us/Please Help!) in the studio to talk about heartburn, cheaters, and her new book with former guest complainer Gaby Dunn. Bari has been watching The White Princess and Matt finished all of Stranger Things 3. Follow Matt @mattbellassai, Bari @finkelbaripie, and @unhappyhourpod (on Twitter only). 

  • BONUS: Introducing Best Friends with Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata

    Jun 12 2019

    Here’s a new podcast for you! You might know Nicole Byer from her podcast Why Won’t You Date Me? or Nailed It on Netflix, and Sasheer Zamata from SNL. On their new podcast Best Friends, they talk about themselves, other pairs of best friends, and answer friendship questions. Because when you’re forced to change your number, are sick of being single, or want to take a pole-dancing class, you’re going to need a best friend...and if you don’t, you still have their podcast. Best Friends is out NOW -...more

  • Too Hot To Handle (with Manny Jacinto)

    Jun 04 2019

    Toilet pythons, calling 911 on yourself and a deep dive into the oncoming summer heat! For our season finale, we have special guest Manny Jacinto (The Good Place) in the studio! Matt and Manny talk foodie culture, worst auditions and The Good Place. This week, Bari is watching The Society and Matt is finishing up Golden Girls. For social media, follow Matt @mattbellassai, Bari @finkelbaripie and @unhappyhourpod (on Twitter only). 

  • Unhappy Birth-nay (with Allison Williams and Logan Browning)

    May 28 2019

    Prom Parties, Goodwill grenades, and diving deep into Birthday Divas (Happy Birthday, Bari!) After all that, we’ve got Allison Williams and Logan Browning from The Perfection in the studio! We talk about getting sick on buses, eggs, and Rupaul’s Drag Race. This week Bari saw Pokemon Detective Pikachu, John Wick 3 and Fleabag. Matt watched the Game of Thrones series finale and started Golden Girls for the first time. Follow us on social media: Matt @mattbellassai and Bari @finkelbaripie and @unha...more

  • Life Un-couragement (with Michelle Buteau)

    May 21 2019

    Panty raids, pool diarrhea, and a deep dive into YOUR problems! Then, we've got actor/comedian Michelle Buteau (Late Night Whenever) in the studio to talk about all her upcoming projects including Tales of The City on Netflix. She and Matt talk about everything from her 4-month old twins to the latest beauty vlogger drama. This week Bari's watching Killing Eve season two and Matt's watching Bonding. You can follow Matt @mattbellassai, Bari @finkelbaripie and @unhappyhourpod (on Twitter only). 

  • A Damper On Your Camper (with Mary Houlihan)

    May 14 2019

    "Obscene" bumper stickers, alligator smuggling, and a deep dive into why Matt will never go camping. Then, we've got comedian Mary Houlihan (Learn to Paint! With Mary Houlihan) in the studio to talk about Pixar versus Dreamworks, wood block art, and raccoons. This week, Bari is watching Chernobyl, and Matt started Barry. For social media, follow Matt @mattbellassai, Bari @finkelbaripie and @unhappyhourpod (on Twitter only). 

  • Email Us For Advice!

    May 10 2019

    We're doing another advice segment, but this time it's not just about love and relationships. If you have any issues, problems, dilemmas, conundrums that you need Matt and Bari's advice on, now's your chance! Email unhappyadvice@pineapple.fm with your issue and we will fix it (maybe). You also can record a voice memo and send that if you want your gorgeous voice on the pod. Send in your stuff by Wed, May 15th to make it into the episode. (You can also keep emailing after that for future episodes...more

  • k thnx (with Dylan Marron)

    May 07 2019

    Moose nuggets, Heck Boy, and diving deep into texting etiquette. Then, we've got guest Dylan Marron (Conversations with People Who Hate Me) here in the stude. Dylan and Matt talk about traveling for fun, getting unfollowed on Instagram and the meanest comment they’ve received on the internet. This week, Bari is loving Game of Thrones and The Battle of Winterfell, and Matt recommends Special on Netflix. For social media, follow Matt @mattbellassai, Bari @finkelbaripie and @unhappyhourpod (on Twit...more

  • Just Say No To Idiots (with Anna Drezen)

    Apr 30 2019

    Flightless birds, butt worms, and diving deep into idiots. AKA Matt's luggage was lightly stolen by an idiot. After that, we've got comedian Anna Drezen (Saturday Night Live; Reductress) in the stude. She and Matt talk about the tragedy that is photography, and Anna's dog that's not named after an Oscar-nominated movie. This week, Bari is watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2, and Matt revisits Desperate Housewives. For social media, follow Matt @mattbellassai, Bari @finkelbaripie a...more

  • Mathalamew of House Bellassai (with Matteo Lane, Emma Willmann)

    Apr 23 2019

    Zombie pigs, weaponized iguanas, and diving deep into what life would be like for Matt Bellassai if he were in the world of Game of Thrones. Make takes us on an epic tale of houses, lords, donkeys and DEATH. After that, Matteo Lane and Emma Willmann join the pod as duet guest complainers. Emma and Matteo are comedians who co-host the podcast "Inside The Closet!" This week, Bari is watching Barry, and Matt is all about Beyoncé's Homecoming. For social media, follow Matt @mattbellassai, Bari @fink...more

  • Dealbreakers (with Rhea Butcher)

    Apr 16 2019

    A bunny burlesque display, bugs in the eyeball, and diving deep into Matt’s relationship dealbreakers. Then, we've got comedian Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife; Adam Ruins Everything) in the studio to talk about Rhea’s midwest upbringing, the Chicago comedy scene, and how to “hate” with love. This week, Bari binged Stranger Things, and Matt finished both Game of Thrones and all 9 seasons of The Office. For social media, follow Matt @mattbellassai, Bari @finkelbaripie and @unhappyhourpod (on Twitter o...more

  • Here Come The Sighs (with Travis Coles)

    Apr 09 2019

    Farting bosses, spider cookies, and diving deep into wedding season. Then, we've got actor Travis Coles (Liza on Demand; David Makes Man) in the studio for an interview. Matt and Travis bash summer and dish on Oprah. This week Matt and Bari are watching Deadwood and Veep! For social media, follow Matt @mattbellassai and Bari @finkelbaripie and @unhappyhourpod (on Twitter only). 

  • No Friend In Sight (with Greta Titelman)

    Apr 02 2019

    Guzzling Axe Body Spray, Matt's adventures in Florida, and diving deep into how to make friends as an adult. After that, we've got comedian Greta Titelman (host of The Worst) in the studio to talk about group fitness, lacrosse bros and Cher. For social media, follow Matt @mattbellassai and Bari @finkelbaripie and @unhappyhourpod (on Twitter only). PS- You can buy Matt's book in paperback! Visit http://everythingisawfulbook.com/ to purchase now. 

  • Spring Has Sprangt (With Sydnee Washington)

    Mar 26 2019

    Toilet Iguanas, naked mannequin garden parties, and diving deep into the bug-infested season of spring. We've also got comedian Sydnee Washington in the studio to hate hard on guys named Matt and brownies with nuts. Don't only listen to us, also read our thoughts and see our faces: Matt @mattbellassai, Bari @finkelbaripie, @unhappyhourpod (on Twitter only) and Sydnee Washington @Justsydnyc.  

  • Hot Guy March Madness! (with Nichole Perkins)

    Mar 19 2019

    Goat mayors, breaking and breakfasting and the second annual Hot Guy March Madness! 32 Hunks, 4 challenges, 3 judges, and 1 winner. Thirst Aid Kit's Nichole Perkins is back and bringing her expertise to crown this year's winner. We tweeted out the bracket so you can play along. For more laughs, follow us on Twitter: @unhapphourpod @mattbellassai @finkelbaripie

  • BONUS: Introducing Just Between Us

    Mar 15 2019

    Here’s a new podcast for you: Just Between Us is a comedic variety show from co-dependent besties and New York Times best-selling authors Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn. It’s full of practical advice and completely necessary tangents, the hosts bring laughter to life’s toughest and sometimes most ridiculous situations by asking thought-provoking questions, playing games, and dipping into serious topics around relationships, mental health, money, and sexuality. You might not know them, but you’ll f...more

  • Going Out (With Brandon Scott Jones)

    Mar 12 2019

    Taco Bell Fire Sauce, immortal juice, and diving deep into the emotional toll of going out. After all that, we've got actor Brandon Scott Jones (The Good Place; Isn’t It Romantic?) in the studio for an interview and game of... Elaborlove? Brandon and Matt talk about Harry Styles, One Direction, and more Harry Styles (and also other stuff like Liam Hemsworth and romantic comedies). For sosh meeds, follow Matt @mattbellassai and Bari @finkelbaripie and @unhappyhourpod (on Twitter only). 

  • Werkin On My Fitness (with Larry Owens)

    Mar 05 2019

    Fat rats, delicious sea meat, and diving deep into the horrors of working out. After all that, we've got the talented, hilarious Larry Owens in the studio for an interview and game of Elaborhate! Larry and Matt talk about comedy, musicals, and so much more. It was brought to our attention that we have complicated names to spell, so allow us to tag ourselves here for easy follows on the social meeds:@mattbellassai@finkelbaripie@unhappyhourpod (on Twitter only)

  • Beware of Dog Owners (with Tracy Clayton)

    Feb 26 2019

    Used condoms, 2,000 Smurfs and diving deep into the worst kinds of dog owners. This one gets personal. After all that, Tracy Clayton is back in the studio to talk about her new podcast and to play an extended version of Bowl of Sh*ttalk. Check out her new podcast from Netflix and Strong Black Lead, Strong Black Legends, wherever you get your podcasts. 

  • Breakfast? More Like Break-BLISSt (with Pat Regan)

    Feb 19 2019

    Polar bears, super smash bro brawl, and diving deep into the beauty of breakfast. Then we've got the hilarious comedian Pat Regan in the studio for an interview and game!

  • Love? Solved It! (with Lane Moore)

    Feb 12 2019

    Romantic Depot, stoned kids and diving deep into the do's and (mostly) dont's of online dating. Then comedian, musician, author, previous Guest Complainer and Resident Dating Expert Lane Moore joins the pod again! Matt and Lane answer YOUR questions and solve all of your love problems. Have a Happy ValenWhine's day everyone!

  • Twerkin' From Home (with Akilah Hughes)

    Feb 05 2019

    Rubber nuggets, no hedgehog kissing, and diving deep into working from home. After all that, comedian, writer, Internet extraordinaire Akilah Hughes joins the podcast as a guest complainer! 

  • More Money, More B*tching (with Gaby Dunn)

    Jan 29 2019

    Back pain cures, lawless emus and diving deep into Matt's budgeting expertise. Why are we getting all of Matt's bank account information? Because we've got Gaby Dunn on the podcast as our guest complainer!  Gaby is a writer, actor, journalist, comedian, LGBTQ activist, and podcaster! Her new book, Bad With Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together, is out now wherever books are sold. 

  • Trashin' Winter Fashion (with Liza Treyger)

    Jan 22 2019

    Pringle wine, killing with kindness, and diving deep into the many layers of winter fashion. After all that, we've got comedian Liza Treyger as our guest complainer! Matt and Liza dig into rowdy crowds, performing for family,The Degenerates on Netflix (where you can see her half hour special), and more.

  • POF - Person of Florida (with Franchesca Ramsey)

    Jan 15 2019

    Stolen lottery cards, return of the fatberg, and diving deep into the things in Matt's life that do NOT spark joy. After all that, we've got the amazing Franchesca Ramsey (Decoded, Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) on the pod. Matt and Franchesca get into Florida, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and so much more. 

  • New Year, New Jeers (with William Jackson Harper)

    Jan 08 2019

    Twinning, breaking and snuggling, and diving deep into New Year's Resolutions. One of Matt's 2019 goals? Be more positive! So Matt and Bari get earnest in the deep dive, but it doesn't last all that long. They still manage to complain about some of the worst New Year's behavior. And then actor, playwright, and The Good Place heart throb William Jackson Harper (Chidi) joins the pod for an interview and game!

  • The Grumpy Awards (with Michael Zegen)

    Dec 18 2018

    E. coliflower, beaver massacres, and diving deep into the worst things about 2018. That's right, the most highly anticipated award ceremony is BACK! Matt is hosting The 2018 Grumpy Awards aka The Grumpies aka A Real Award Show where Matt hands out prizes to the worst people, places and events of the year. And finally, we've got actor Michael Zegen in the studio for an interview and game. Michael plays Mr. Joel Maisel in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and while his ice cream opinions may be trash, we...more

  • Jingle Hell (with Ana Gasteyer)

    Dec 11 2018

    Anti-french fry propaganda, Abcde, and diving deep into the worst part of holiday cheer: THE MUSIC. You'll never hear "Frosty The Snowman" the same way again. And finally, the legendary Ana Gasteyer, who has graced your movie theaters (Mean Girls), your tv sets (SNL, People of Earth, Lady Dynamite), your off-and-on Broadway stages (Wicked), will be gracing this podcast with her presence. Matt and Ana expertly talk about boxed wine, being Northwestern alumni, their shared public love of Mr. Harry...more

  • Holiday DecorHATING (with Mamrie Hart)

    Dec 04 2018

    Dumb dogs, criminal toots, and diving deep into decking the halls. Then we've got the Mamrie Hart in the studio for an interview and game! Mamrie is a hilarious comedian, actress, author and YouTube star. She's got a new podcast with Grace Helbig called This Might Get Weird, and in fact, this interview does get weird. Follow along as Mamrie and Matt weave together stories about straws, cheese, Reese Witherspoon, horny rabbits, and so much more.Don't forget to follow Unhappy Hour on Twitter @unha...more

  • Winter Is Coming (with Ashley Nicole Black)

    Nov 27 2018

    Bongo break ins, malicious mischief, and diving deep into winter. Then we've got comedian and actor Ashley Nicole Black (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) in the studio to talk about sweet meat, Big Lots! and so much more. Plus, we play a new game cleverly titled, "Elaborhate." Don't forget to follow Unhappy Hour on Twitter @unhappyhourpod!

  • Pilgrims? More Like KILLgrims (with Kimiko Glenn)

    Nov 20 2018

    Loose pigs, hologram brides and diving deep into pilgrims. Tis the season for buckle hats, OR IS IT?! Then we've got actor Kimiko Glenn (The Guest Book, Orange Is The New Black) in the studio to talk about her career, scary movies and some personal quotes from her IMDB page. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @unhappyhourpod!

  • Only Juice Grapes (with Jo Firestone)

    Nov 13 2018

    It's raining pants-less men (from the ceiling of a Waffle House), unidentified flying dildos strike again and a deep dive in the form of an open letter. Dear couple who did not thank Matt for holding the door open for them at Starbucks like the kind Midwestern gentleman Matt is, this one's very specifically for you. And finally, the hilarious comedian, actor and writer Jo Firestone (The Tonight Show, Joe Pera Talks With You) joins Matt in the studio for what was supposed to be an interview and g...more

  • Holiday Season's Here, B*tch (with Ike Barinholtz)

    Nov 06 2018

    Matt and Bari are back for our Unhappy Hour Season Three premiere! We're calling the paramedics for some pastries and dating ghosts in worst things first. Then we're diving deep into family gatherings, because holiday season is upon us and we all need to prep like it's Y2K. And finally, Matt sits down with Ike Barinholtz (Blockers, The Mindy Project) to talk about his new movie, The Oath, family fights, worst improv shows and much much more. Also we've got shiny new social media accounts just fo...more

  • High School? Not Fetch! (with Daniel Franzese)

    Oct 03 2018

    "On October 3rd, he asked me what day it is." We know, we know, we usually come out on Tuesdays, but we just couldn't help ourselves. It's Wednesday, October 3rd, we're wearing pink, and we're talking about Mean Girls for our season finale. First up, we've got a slew of terrible news in Worst Things First. After that we're diving deep into the horrors of high school. And finally, we have actor, comedian and model Daniel Franzese in the studio for an interview and game. Matt and Daniel talk about...more

  • Great British B*tch Off

    Sep 25 2018

    Matt gets his knickers in a twist on all things British.

  • A Very Musical Episode (with Natalie Walker)

    Sep 18 2018

    You read that title right, this is our musical episode. It's the episode nobody asked for and yet everyone has been waiting for. IT'S UNHAPPY HOUR: THE MUSICAL! And by that we mean Matt wrote a bunch of lyrics about his medical problems and then set them to some stock music tunes. Honestly? He deserves a Tony. But before we get to the musical deep dive, we've got a regular worst things first. Or is it regular? You'll just have to listen to find out. And finally, we've got the hilarious performer...more

  • Strawberry MilkSHAKIN MY HEAD (with Mara Wilson)

    Sep 11 2018

    Fred's back, cat murders, and diving deep into all your worst dessert opinions. After that, we've got actor and writer Mara Wilson (Matilda, Why Am I Here?) in the stude to talk about her writing, her life, and things that make her wanna scream. 

  • The Worst Place (with D'Arcy Carden)

    Sep 04 2018

    Homophobic cubs, viral brides, and diving deep into the Hell that is Matt's Bad Place. After that, D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) joins us for an interview and kind-of-a-game! Matt and D'Arcy talk about a lot, but mostly they talk about their embarrassing interactions with the Styles family. Specifically, Gemma Styles, and her brother, Harry Styles. 

  • Two Iconic Asses (with Adam Rippon)

    Aug 28 2018

    Ice screams, ancient cheese, and diving deep into people who don't GET IT! But you know who does get it? Our special guest complainer, Olympic figure skater and literal icon, Adam Rippon. Matt and Adam talk about skating whilest singing, the 2018 ESPN Body Issue, his mom, and so much more. 

  • No Chillennials (with Grace Helbig)

    Aug 21 2018

    Liberated goats, squirrel stalkers, and diving deep into all the things we Millennials have MURDERED. Then we visit comedian, author, and all around Internet Queen Grace Helbig for an interview and "game." 

  • Who Run The World? (with Erin Gibson)

    Aug 14 2018

    Cow detectives, wack-n-bikin', and diving deep into the disgusting minds of Beyoncé haters. Matt finally debunks every "argument" against The Queen, so you can be better prepared if you're ever accosted by that kind of monster. And finally, Erin Gibson, co-host of Throwing Shade, is back on the pod to talk about Just For Laughs, her new book, Feminasty, and more! 

  • Two Thousand and Hate (with Catherine Cohen)

    Aug 07 2018

    Serial farting, screwing bushes, and diving deep into every mistake we made between the years 2000 - 2009. After all that, we've got the glamorous, hilarious Catherine Cohen on the show for an interview and "game"!

  • Matt Gets The Rose (with Lane Moore)

    Jul 31 2018

    Naked yoga, donut bribes, and diving deep into dating. Resident relationship expert Matt Bellassai shares his least favorite things about dating. Then, a mo(o)re legit expert, comedian Lane Moore (Tinder Live), joins the pod to rant about swiping, writing, and mo(o)re! 

  • We Smell Like Beef (with Ava Ryan)

    Jul 24 2018

    The sink rat, fashun Crocs, and diving deep into babysitting. Why babysitting? Because we're doing this whole episode about children. We even have Ava Ryan of Vine/Facebook/Internet fame on the show for her first podcast interview! And don't worry parents, we bleeped out all the bad words in this episode. Still maybe not a great idea to listen with your kids though because... well... have you listened to this show before? 

  • Pixar? PixFART! (with W. Kamau Bell)

    Jul 17 2018

    Turtle smuggling, clipping nails, and diving deep into Pixar movies. Then Emmy nominated comedian W. Kamau Bell joins the pod to talk about his new Netflix special, his new baby, and more.

  • Live from Philly!

    Jul 10 2018

    Matt and Bari get just a teeny-tiny-barely-noticeable-bit intoxicated live on stage at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival. There's worst things first, a deep dive into summer, and an audience suggested Bowl Of Sh*ttalk.

  • Fourth of Ju-WHY (with Lauren Duca)

    Jul 03 2018

    Wawagators, blimps, and diving deep into your terrible July 4th barbecue. Then we get patriotic with writer and Teen Vogue columnist Lauren Duca. And by patriotic we mean Matt and Lauren vent about the worst parts of American culture: Trolls. The type of people on the Internet. Not the movie. 

  • Matt's The Pizza Rat (with Lindsey Weber and Emily Fleischaker)

    Jun 26 2018

    Apparently Matt doesn't like pizza, so we did a whole episode where he attempts to trash it. First, we go on a pizza crawl around the West Village in NYC. Then we have a formal panel with New York Times Cooking editor Emily Fleischaker and "certified" pizza expert/co-host of Who? Weekly, Lindsey Weber. All that after Worst Things First. Don't forget, Matt and Bari will be performing LIVE in Philadelphia on July 1st! You can get tix here or by Googling "Philadelphia Podcast Festival." See you the...more

  • All Dads Are Gay (with Raymond Braun)

    Jun 19 2018

    HAPPY PRIDE!! The bubonic plague is back, two straights got stuck together mid-coitus, and we dive deep into Bad Dads. Plus, we celebrate Pride Month by complaining with TV Host and LGBTQ+ advocate, Raymond Braun.LIVE SHOW ALERT! Matt and Bari will be performing Unhappy Hour LIVE at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival on July 1st. You can get tickets via this link, or find it on Matt's website, or just Google it, you can do it! We believe in you!https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/020054C2ECD2CC16...more

  • Later, Nature!

    May 15 2018

    Groundhog traffic, ticks, and diving deep into everything else that's terrible about Mother Nature. Matt even steps out of the studio and into a real live park to see what everyone's raving about. Spoiler alert: he's unimpressed. And sunburnt. 

  • Unhappily Ever After

    May 08 2018

    Once upon a time, there was a princess named Matt Bellassai. She saw Frozen on Broadway and decided to shade all the other official Disney Princesses in a special elongated deep dive. But of course, this happens after worst things first. 

  • Worst Things Thirst (with Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins)

    May 01 2018

    Woodchuck jerky, burrito rats, and diving deep into the worst things about hot people. That's right, we're getting THIRSTY on today's show. Thirst Aid Kit co-hosts Nichole Perkins and Bim Adewunmi join Matt in the stude for an interview and game of Which Is Thirst. 

  • Like Three Gays In A Pod (with Tobin Low and Kathy Tu)

    Apr 24 2018

    High raccoons, gay pills, and diving deep into the worst things about shopping for clothes. Then Kathy Tu and Tobin Low, the amazing co-hosts of WNYC's Nancy, join the pod for an interview and new game/segment/random list Matt made up: Let It Out!

  • Your Royal HIGHness (with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang)

    Apr 17 2018

    Stoned mice, wooing Taylor Swift, and diving deep into the Royal Family. Then Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang from your fav pop culture podcast, Las Culturistas, join Matt for an interview and game of Bowl Of Sh**talk. Get ready for a lot of gay gasps and 420 puns.

  • No Way LA (a special episode)

    Apr 10 2018

    Matt and Bari fly all the way to Los Angeles for a super deep dive into the worst things about LA. They hike, they attempt to escape a room with Kathy Tu (WNYC's Nancy), they eat vegan food with Ashly Perez (Unfortunately Ashly), and so much more. All that and more after your regularly scheduled Worst Things First.

  • Matt Gets Peeved (with Quinta Brunson)

    Apr 03 2018

    Bag-o-hands, lost wallabies, and diving deep into TWO mini topics: Katy Perry and Matt's pet peeves. Then special guest complainer Quinta Brunson (Quinta vs. Everything) joins the pod for an interview and game.

  • Midwest and Gettin Dressed (with Trixie Mattel)

    Mar 27 2018

    Doomsday kits, Ragu fires, and diving deep into Matt's Midwestern roots. Then Matt and Bari head to Trixie Mattel's hotel room for a chat and game of Bowl of Sh*t Talk. That's right, we talk to RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars season three WINNER, Trixie Mattel, while she gets into her iconic drag look. 

  • HGTV: Human Garbage Television (with Amanda Seales)

    Mar 20 2018

    Everyone's gay, RIP Toys R Us, and diving deep into the hellish channel that is HGTV. Our guest complainer this week is the hilarious Amanda Seales (Insecure). Matt and Amanda vent about unwanted Internet comments, Hamilton inspired rapping, and that time Katy Perry invited Amanda and Caitlyn Jenner to dinner.

  • Hot Guy March Mattness (with Guy Branum)

    Mar 13 2018

    Blues Clues, zombie cheerleaders, and diving deep into Hot Guy March Madness. That’s right, burn your college basketball brackets and fill out our OFFICIAL Unhappy Hour Hot Guy Bracket instead. Or do both, whatever. Play along as we whittle down the list and find out who will win Matt’s hand in marriage. SPOILER ALERT: it’s not Harry Styles. PLUS! Comedian, talk show host, and writer Guy Branum (The Mindy Project) joins the pod for an interview (mostly about gay porn) and game of Bowl Of Shit Ta...more

  • Hannah Hates Cake (with Hannah Hart)

    Mar 06 2018

    Laced cheesecake, anal worms, and diving deep into award show season. Plus, Hannah Hart joins the pod for a short interview and food themed game of Bowl Of Sh*t Talk. Make sure to check out Hannah's new podcast, Hannahlyze This! Can't get enough Matt? You can hear him gush over The Real Housewives on the official Bravo podcast, The Daily Dish this week!

  • A Very POT-ter Special (with Evanna Lynch)

    Feb 27 2018

    Evanna Lynch, a Harry Potter debate, and Matt gets high for the first time at Hogwarts. That’s right Unhappy listeners, this is a special Harry Potter themed episode! To explore Matt’s complex love/hate relationship with Harry (Potter, not Styles, duh), we first venture to Hollywood for a trip Matt will probably forget because he was really stoned. Then Matt gets into a heated debate with Entertainment Weekly reporter Marc Snetiker. And finally, a real live wizard of a wonderful human being, Eva...more

  • Alternative Olympics (with John Early and Kate Berlant)

    Feb 20 2018

    Lactose intolerance, pizza deliveries, strange car encounters and diving deep into the Olympics. Plus guest complainers John Early and Kate Berlant (555, The Characters and Search Party) join the pod to complain about ciabatta, looking like Weird Al, adding an egg to everything, unfunny comedy, social media and inoffensive female characters written by straight white men. Make sure to download John and Kate’s episode of The Characters on Netflix...because you can do that!

  • ValenWHINE's Day (with Fortune Feimster)

    Feb 13 2018

    Toilet hamsters, Mike Pence’s gay figure skater addiction, and the worst things about Valentine’s Day. Plus, guest complainer Fortune Feimster (Chelsea, The Mindy Project) joins the pod to rant about strawberries and proposals.

  • Airplanes Are The Sh*t (with Nicole Byer)

    Feb 06 2018

    Flamethrowers, talking killer whales, and diving deep into the worst airplane passengers. Plus, Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) joins the pod to complain about airplane blanket surprises, standup insanity, and how Amazon is depriving us of our right to steal. Make sure to check out Nicole's podcast, Why Won't You Date Me, when you're done listening to this episode! 

  • We're coming baaaack!

    Feb 01 2018

    Season two of Unhappy Hour drops this upcoming Tuesday, February 6th. That’s right, we’re coming out on TUESDAYS this season. What better way to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Matt's personal lord and savior, Mr. Harry Edward Styles, than announcing this wondrous news?! 

  • The 2017 Grumpy Awards

    Dec 22 2017

    Matt hosts the inaugural Grumpies, the award ceremony that commemorates and commiserates the worst people/places/things of 2017.

  • Rants from the Road

    Dec 01 2017

    Blake's Tweets, traveling bums, and diving deep into the worst audience members to grace Matt's presence. THAT'S RIGHT! Matt's back in the stude for a quick pod sesh while on break from his tour. You can still see him live! Visit everythingisawfulbook.com for tour dates and tickets. 

  • Unhappy Hour Live at The Greene Space!

    Oct 27 2017

    We had our very first live show at The Greene Space in NYC! Fran Tirado, Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu fought for Matt's love in a dating game. We played Bad Thing Bingo, where audience members won the worst prizes. And Julian Velard played along both in song AND in drinking game. Plus Matt gave us a very serious reading from his very serious book. You can watch it on The Greene Space's youtube channel here --> https://youtu.be/Lr20bM3-F8s. And don't forget to check and see if Matt's coming ...more

  • Halloweiners and Hallowginas (with Jenny Yang)

    Oct 20 2017

    Krispy Kreme dust, fajita thievery, and diving deep into your Halloween party, aka Matt's Hell. Do NOT invite him to it. Unless there’s a Halloween lasagna. Plus comedian Jenny Yang joins the show for an interview and game of Which Is Worst. AND DON'T FORGET! Unhappy Hour's debut live performance is happening at The Greene Space in NYC on Wed, Oct 25th. You can buy tickets in the upcoming link & watch a livestream of the performance on Matt's Facebook! thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespac...more

  • F**ked... By The Squirreluminati (with Corinne Fisher & Krytsyna Hutchinson)

    Oct 13 2017

    Szechuan sauce riots, Kellysham Conway & diving deep into the #Squirreluminati. Then the hosts of Guys We F**ked join Matt in the stude for an interview and game of Who Would You Rather? AND DON'T FORGET! Unhappy Hour's debut live performance is happening at The Greene Space in NYC on Wed, Oct 25th. You can buy tickets in the upcoming link & watch a livestream of the performance on Matt's Facebook! thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2017/oct/25/unhappy-hour-live/

  • When Harry Met Matt (with Who! Weekly's Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber)

    Oct 06 2017

    Vagina Necklaces, President Beyoncé Knowles, and the greatest love story ever told: When Harry Styles met Matt. Plus! Bobby and Lindsey of Who! Weekly join Matt for an interview and game of Who or Them?

  • Cake, Cake, Cake (with Joel Kim Booster)

    Sep 29 2017

    Jon Snow’s wedding, WH emails, and diving deep into the upcoming Supreme Court case, CHARLIE CRAIG AND DAVID MULLINS V. MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP, while eating A WHOLE CAKE. Plus! Writer and comedian Joel Kim Booster joins the show for an interview and game of Who Do You Hate More?

  • A Very Drag Spectacular (With Nico Tortorella)

    Sep 22 2017

    RuPaul’s DragCon, Gay Marriage in Australia, and diving deep into the disaster that is taking gender too seriously. Plus, actor Nico Tortorella (TV Land’s Younger) joins Matt in the studio for an interview and a game of Fuck, Marry, Kill.

  • That Macaroni and Cheese Sound (with Ziwe Fumudoh)

    Sep 08 2017

    Mario Mario, spider propaganda, and diving deep into the worst types of roommates (basically, just Matt. Matt's an awful roommate). Plus, comedian and writer Ziwe Fumudoh (The Rundown with Robin Theade) joins the show for an interview and game of Which Is Worst!

  • Diva Deathmatch (with Matteo Lane)

    Sep 01 2017

    Self-driving pizzas, despaciNO, and diving deep into old people. Plus, comedian, singer, illustrator, basically gay mogul Matteo Lane joins the show for an interview and intense game of Diva Deathmatch.

  • You Scream, I Scream, We're All Screaming (with Heben Nigatu)

    Aug 25 2017

    Funeral brawls, animatronic robot uprisings and diving deep into trendy ice cream flavors. To top it all off Heben Nigatu, co-host of Another Round, visits the stude to talk about her least favorite things and to debate white men with Matt.

  • Jelly Jeans and Other Bad Ideas (with Aparna Nancherla)

    Aug 18 2017

    The Plague, Backstreet Boy farts, and diving deep into terrible ideas, (lookin’ at you, cheeto-themed restaurants). And comedian Aparna Nancherla joins the pod to complain about performing, podcasting and existing.

  • Call Me, Beep Me (with Christy Carlson Romano)

    Aug 11 2017

    Despacito, skunks, and diving deep into straight people stuff with Fran Tirado (Hello Mr., Food 4 Thot). After that, Matt welcomes Christy Carlson Romano (Even Stevens, Kim Possible) to the show to vent about Disney, being a mom, and voice acting. So close your eyes, take a deep breath, and picture Kim Possible chatting with Matt, the original naked mole rat.

  • Eat, Rant, Love (with Gillian Jacobs)

    Aug 04 2017

    Princess Di's ghost, WH hackers, and diving deep into Matt's favorite topic: food. Specifically, foods he hates. Specifically, mac n cheese. Yeah. He goes there. Plus, the incredibly funny Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love) joins us for an interview and a game of Which Is Worst?

  • Snooty is dead, long live Snooki (with Snooki and Joey)

    Jul 28 2017

    Cheese or squash? Rabid or misunderstood squirrel? And diving deep into the murky world of straight white men. Plus, Nicole Polizzi and Joey Camasta, hosts of the podcast It's Happening, get wild with Matt. They talk Jersey Shore, drinking before 9:00 am, and play Bad Thing Bingo, a fun new game that is definitely a success! You can also hear Matt on It's Happening with Snooki & Joey. 

  • The Internet Is Terrible, Always (with Tracy Clayton)

    Jul 21 2017

    Robot suicides, 30 contacts, and diving deep into the worst people on the Internet. Plus, Tracy Clayton, one half of the hit podcast Another Round, joins the show to talk about all the things she hates, swap horror squirrel stories, and play a round of “Which is Worst!” Thanks to Squatty Potty for sponsoring today's episode. Use the coupon 'unhappy' at checkout for a free Fruity Booty spray, just use this link.

  • Under Review (with Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson of Throwing Shade)

    Jul 14 2017

    Bear attacks, gluten free communion wafers, and deep diving into Internet reviews. Plus, Matt visits Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson from the hit podcast, Throwing Shade, to talk the revolving nature of the news cycle, stand-up comedy tours, and play a round of “Who Do You Hate More?”

  • We Mess With Texas (with Angela Kinsey)

    Jul 07 2017

    In the debut episode of Unhappy Hour, Matt Bellassai talks the worst news of the week and dives deep into the horror that is Texas. Plus, inaugural guest Angela Kinsey (The Office, Netflix’s Haters Back Off) joins us over donuts and mimosas to complain about Texas, telemarketing and teeth.

  • Coming Soon: Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

    Jun 28 2017

    Unhappy Hour is about everything we love to hate. Every week, professional whiner and award-winning drunk Matt Bellassai brings on guests to vent about the things they can't stand. It's like a late night talk show, except it's a podcast  so you can listen whenever you want. Upcoming guests include Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi from Throwing Shade, Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu from Another Round, and Aparna Nancherla!