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Carmen Ciricillo the Construction Comic
Episode 12668th January 2022 • Around the House® Home Improvement • Eric Goranson & Caroline Blazovsky
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This episode contains adult conversation and adult content so there is a parental advisory.

Carmen Ciricillo tours nationally as The Construction Comic® a humorous toutine he created about life as a contractor.

This is NOT a recording of one of his shows but an inside look at Carmine and his history.

IN FACT, XM AND SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO HAS BEEN AIRING CARMEN’S CONSTRUCTION COMEDY CD TO THEIR AUDIENCES OF OVER 10 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS.

CARMEN HAS HEADLINED EVERY MAJOR COMEDY CLUB IN THE COUNTRY AND HAS WORKED FOR SOME OF THE BIGGEST CORPORATIONS IN THE US PERFORMING HIS SHOW.

CARMEN'S FIRST CONSTRUCTION GIG WAS FOR THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS HOME BUILDER’S ASSOCIATION. 

THAT’S WHEN THE WORD SPREAD ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION COMIC®.

SINCE THAT DAY CARMEN HAS PERFORMED FOR THOUSANDS OF CONSTRUCTION GROUPS INCLUDING:

  • THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS (NHBA)
  • NATIONAL UNDERGROUND UTILITY CONTRACTORS (NUCA)
  • ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS (ABC)
  • ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS (AGC)
  • THE AMERICAN SUBCONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (ASA)
  • THE PLUMBING HEATING COOLING CONTRACTORS (PHCC)
  • THE PAINTING AND DECORATING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (PDCA)
  • VOLVO HARD HAT COMEDY TOUR
  • THOUSANDS OF MAJOR CONSTRUCTION CORPORATIONS INCLUDING DUPONT, LECHASE, HOME DEPOT, HAMMES, MARCH WESTIN, WILSON ART AND MANY MORE…

CARMEN ALSO PORTRAYED THE HUMOROUS TOOL MAN ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S "YOUR NEW HOUSE" TELEVISION SHOW WHERE HE WAS A REGULAR. HE WROTE AND PERFORMED ALMOST 60 SEGMENTS WHICH AIRED DAILY.  

HE WENT ON TO TRAVEL WITH NASCAR FOR THE MICHAEL HOLIGAN RACING TEAM AND HENDRICKS MOTOR SPORTS DOING DRIVER INTERVIEWS AND ENTERTAINING AT THE HOSPITALITY EVENTS.

CARMEN IS ALSO APPROVED BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO TEACH FLORIDA LICENSED CONTRACTORS THEIR REQUIRED CONTINUING EDUCATION TO MAINTAIN THEIR LICENSES.

CARMEN OWNS AND IS THE PRINCIPAL INSTRUCTOR FOR CONSTRUCTION COMEDY SCHOOL,  TEACHING SAFETY, BUILDING CODE, WORKERS COMPENSATION, GREEN BUILDING, ECONOMICS AND MORE IN A HUMOROUS MANNER.

For More information about Carmen: https://www.constructioncomic.com/

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Warning: Parental Advisory Adult Content: This unedited transcript might be offensive to some audiences.

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[00:00:08] Carmine Ciricillo: If you looked at me, the twenties and the guys were running, the jobs were in their fifties. It's no different. We millennials. Existed. What else? What other, whatever we call that group, even though I was a boomer in the eighties, I would millennial mindset because you got guys who are 55, who now their life's over.

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[00:00:48] Eric Goranson: because they know the fun you're having because they used to

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[00:00:53] Carmine Ciricillo: Right? Sure. I'm throwing up because I'm carrying two sets of bricks. When it comes to remodeling,

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[00:01:08] Eric Goranson: Welcome to around the house with Eric G and Caroline B. This is where we usually talk home improvement every single weekend. Hey Caroline, how are you? I am excited here. We got one of my favorite comedians in the house.

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[00:01:36] Caroline Blazovsky: Yeah. Hi. That's exactly. It's not that bad. Eric Goran is easy,

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[00:01:46] Carmine Ciricillo: Yeah, because my name is a pain too, sir. Is solo is a pain.

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[00:02:02] Carmine Ciricillo: I hate my name because I told my mother, my Carmen really like Vinny, like your, you said your husband or your boyfriend, or

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[00:02:24] Eric Goranson: Nice. Well, you're known as the construction comic and dude, your bits on YouTube just have me die in cause I've been in the design and construction industry for 30 years. So. I have seen, I think all those things happen real time and it is just absolutely hilarious, man.

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[00:03:05] Carmine Ciricillo: It's my favorite crowd. Yeah. No, any crowd captive audience, they can't leave. You know, I, I ever go to prison. I'm like, I've watched Elvis in prison. I've seen that movie. Is there an events planner here at the correctional facility? Because I know instantly I would have a group of people that would like me and would protect me at lunch because I don't know which group I would be with.

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[00:03:36] Eric Goranson: You could be in there with the painters though, you know, that'd be one group of guys, you know, those are the guys that are in there, you know,

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[00:03:45] Carmine Ciricillo: Well, good news is there is a, quite a few people who are coming out of the can and working in the construction industry.

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[00:03:55] Carmine Ciricillo: someplace. They know they got the Fitbit on their ankles instead of their risks. [00:04:00] They're being tracked. It's like millennials, you know what? Prisoners are like millennials. I hate to tell you millennials, but guess what you think you invented the tattoo, the little bottle nose dolphins, swimming on this.

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[00:04:23] Eric Goranson: You know, it's, it's bad on the millennials gotta show that dolphin, you know, or porpoise in the small of their back. And they're trying to show that to the, to the guy that's got them on his face. It's never a good conversation. Yeah.

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[00:04:40] Eric Goranson: the tool belt to get it.

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[00:04:43] Caroline Blazovsky: Look at Eric's all tatted up. He's hiding them right now.

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[00:05:03] Carmine Ciricillo: I can do it today. By the way. I don't care what I do. If I say anything online, I get somebody who was unhappy. I got people unhappy over a little meme I did about electricians.

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[00:05:22] Carmine Ciricillo: I'm not speaking at home.

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[00:05:34] Carmine Ciricillo: Yeah. Well, here's the thing. I came from Cleveland. There was no education.

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[00:06:01] Carmine Ciricillo: Yeah. The technical side, they already know, these guys are champs. Everybody's a champ, you know, I've, I've really do think that construction in general gets a bad rap. Um, there was a building collapse that happened down here in Florida. Remember that? About six weeks

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[00:06:18] Eric Goranson: What was going on there? What was your conclusion? Uh, building maintenance didn't happen, period for decades. That was my conclusion.

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[00:06:32] Eric Goranson: Yeah. I mean, it happens that one made a lot of, lot of, a lot of press, but you see, you know, old building in New York city that'll collapse, you'll see something in Chicago, but not to that scale, really.

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[00:06:46] Carmine Ciricillo: That one was kind of strange because when you think about construction in this country, there's been very rare occasions where an entire building pancakes like that one we were building, you hear about the deck collapse. You hear about the pedestrian bridge.

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[00:07:16] Carmine Ciricillo: Contracting we trust the construction industry. Yeah.

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[00:07:36] Carmine Ciricillo: Yeah. You know, and it's still strange, even if it did have some failure and they still haven't investigated properly. Is that truly the only reason that thing collapsed, you know, it's on the ocean. They had all kinds of speculation, but we haven't heard nothing. Yeah. We haven't heard nothing. New cycle skipped off.

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[00:08:16] Carmine Ciricillo: This is between the studs.

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[00:08:23] Carmine Ciricillo: No more idea. Right. But they want to know if they're getting a granite countertop,

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[00:08:33] Carmine Ciricillo: part with the floor may out of, you know, what's showing me the elevation packages I can get, so I can have a different look other than my neighbor, you know, we're more in concerned with curb appeal, which is we trust licensed contract.

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[00:09:05] Eric Goranson: Nice. Nice. I do a lot of speaking for the NHB. I get up on their stage.

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[00:09:22] Carmine Ciricillo: or 11 days. I did. I have done. I probably the most, the most I'm going to say the most popular.

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[00:09:34] Caroline Blazovsky: bravado again, we're talking bravado earlier, before we came on

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[00:09:49] Carmine Ciricillo: They've never said write a letter about that, but sure. I pursued them. They didn't pursue me, but I have done, I've done every [00:10:00] HBA in the country almost. And I used to do that because I was broke.

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[00:10:31] Carmine Ciricillo: That's why they kicked me off the job because I didn't want to do any real work. I just want to entertain people.

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[00:10:49] Carmine Ciricillo: Yes, I know.

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[00:11:06] Carmine Ciricillo: Look, I'm an entertainer. So at some point I had to bridge the gap in my head on what do I really believe in? Do I believe in entertainment or do I believe in, uh, the work ethic, which is not funny? Yeah. Work ethics, not funny. Why am I going to be funny if I am, if I'm the work ethic guy, I'm not, I'm not the guy at school and Yuan, go get a job and work 40 to 60 hours a week.

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[00:11:49] Carmine Ciricillo: Yeah,

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[00:12:09] Eric Goranson: Keep it going.

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[00:12:36] Carmine Ciricillo: They haven't been there to crazy horse. They haven't been to the flats. They haven't partnered with strippers. They haven't done any blow. No, one's doing anything fun anymore. And they want to yell at me because they're mad at themselves

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[00:12:56] Carmine Ciricillo: Right? Sure. I'm throwing up because I'm carrying two sets of bricks with the tongs and I can't [00:13:00] handle it in the heat. Yeah. I still brought it to him.

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[00:13:23] Caroline Blazovsky: party. Hard play hard, harder,

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[00:13:33] Carmine Ciricillo: And then when it gets too crazy, you know, if you don't have an indoor job or you don't have something you can do, you're going to plow snow or you're going to lay on the couch. That's what you're going to do, but you're never not going to not party. You're always making sure that you're going somewhere.

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[00:13:51] Carmine Ciricillo: You would always party all the way. I mean, pre party party, then after party, it was always party. And I had never let go of it. That's why [00:14:00] I became a comic. But to tell you the truth, I'm still doing it. I'm with you guys. This is a party. This ain't work, right?

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[00:14:10] Eric Goranson: That's why I'm not designing kitchens anymore, man. I'm doing. This is my full-time gig. What's

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[00:14:24] Carmine Ciricillo: And the next day for 15, 20, 30 years, I go, oh yeah, I don't work. Then I don't do any work. I talk and I make people laugh. I got a party this Saturday, I'm doing at a comedy club. Uh, and air conditioning company. I did one last for, uh, a building contractor, right? I mean, all my whole life is you're supposed to do.

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[00:14:51] Eric Goranson: Well, it's funny. I mean, I still go, I still steal the line and use the pro contractor line and home Depot, but I almost got thrown out of there the other day. Here's my little joke for ya. [00:15:00] I walked up to the register, got my stop, putting it on the counter. And of course the cashier goes, stripped down facing me.

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[00:15:17] Carmine Ciricillo: Carolyn here's the thing, right? Even if you

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[00:15:20] Carmine Ciricillo: a podcast, joke is, you know, jokes, at least he's trying, there's people that don't jokes. They're not even, they're not even trying to be funny. My whole thing is I go, you know why I think I said this yesterday on my podcast, by the way, which I think, you know, I never mentioned my podcast cause I, I forget

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[00:15:45] Caroline Blazovsky: I was telling Eric about we're in home and garden category and then some leisure that's where apple and Spotify lay us as a podcast. So I'm looking at our competition the other day and it's like donkey farming. Beekeeping [00:16:00] growing cannabis at home, out at home. That's who we compete against grow pot at home.

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[00:16:08] know,

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[00:16:31] Carmine Ciricillo: And I used to go, could you stay a little straight while we're doing this? But now I don't care. It gives me more of a chance to talk. And he's an audience. He called me. He said he was pissed off the other day because he's like, you know what I realize, this podcast is an open mic just for you. And I'm an audience of one.

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[00:16:51] Caroline Blazovsky: He's just figuring that out now. Carmen, are you paying him? He's probably working for free to,

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[00:17:20] Carmine Ciricillo: Yeah. So then I said, I listened to it, but, um, I enjoy the podcast format because it, to me, first of all, my wife's like, please don't ever stop doing the podcast because I don't need you to talk to me any extra more than you already do. So that hour that you spend with those guys gives me a chance to unwind and relax.

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[00:17:50] Eric Goranson: I'm here. My wife, my wife has a famous line that she uses with me all the time. You know, I get to miss you to love you.

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[00:18:05] Eric Goranson: and go do your work. I'll be inside watching Christmas movies or something.

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[00:18:23] Carmine Ciricillo: What are we going to eat somewhere out? Are we going to, should we shop? I'm trying to get something done. And that's what I know. I can't push her too much. I mean, I can push her a little more, but she really does not want me to talk as much as I do and comedy and podcasting. This is not a job. It is really, for me, it's the only way to live.

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[00:18:57] Carmine Ciricillo: I have to make things to talk

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[00:19:05] Eric Goranson: Oh, I am. I met more crazy people on the plane. Cause I'm that

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[00:19:13] Carmine Ciricillo: How did he think I met Eric? Right? It's all about talking. Even though he saw on the internet, I was still talking to a computer or to a camera still communicating. I have no problem being in this room by myself, talking to a camera. No problem. How do you do that? I go, I can make up characters. I can make up scenario.

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[00:19:38] Carmine Ciricillo: When I come out of this room, I, I was with my friend. Yeah, Rocco. I was with Frankie. I was with Bobby and we're back in the eighties, getting ready to go do something. We were going to a party. We were going to the to the catering, to a wedding, to something don't pizza place. And then when I actually talked to Frankie, who is a real [00:20:00] person and Rocco, I get the fresh cool.

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[00:20:06] Carmine Ciricillo: are. Yeah. They've lost other testosterone.

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[00:20:23] Carmine Ciricillo: Right. You're a mess. I got to hear about your high cholesterol. Are you shitting me?

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[00:20:30] Eric Goranson: back? Have some more cheese, have some more cheese curds, right? How do you get the teabag?

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[00:20:44] Carmine Ciricillo: Pusser again, do something from the old days that remind you get a gold chain with a horn lift, some weight, stop eating bread. I mean, there's so many things. Bread is killing every man in the country.[00:21:00]

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[00:21:23] Carmine Ciricillo: To get out there to feel like Madigan don't let society bother you. Don't let, don't let the women who are telling you not to be a man or what is a man, or if anyone ever says you, oh, what's the definition of a man. You just go, Hey, that's what you say to them. That's how you add to that. And then that person goes home and they, and someone says, who did you talk to?

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[00:22:18] Carmine Ciricillo: Men is very important. It's um, probably one of the, because I'm little,

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[00:22:50] Carmine Ciricillo: And I always had to stand up for myself and I feel like that has happened. That has helped me. And even with standup, standup is very, you don't realize how aggressive it [00:23:00] is. The crowd is not on your side. If they don't know you, I'm not Sebastian mascot. You know, Sebastian gets on stage and people love him and you make mistakes for 45 minutes and never hit his lines.

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[00:23:33] Carmine Ciricillo: No,

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[00:23:49] Eric Goranson: Cause there's always some keyboard warrior out there that's, that's getting

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[00:24:10] Carmine Ciricillo: I expect to see you after the show. You know, hopefully you're not in an alley with a gun, but I'm saying there's a lot of people. There's a lot of people who have approached me after the show. And I thought, oh, here we go. He's going to take a swing at me. And they're hugging me. Nice. You know, because they're they want it.

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[00:24:55] Carmine Ciricillo: What you're doing now is making your glaringly, making it obvious that you're avoiding [00:25:00] them instead of including them. Now they're not included in nothing. So every time we exclude someone for the sake of there, because they're below us, don't punch down. Please don't punch down on somebody. Well, if you say that you're punching down on somebody, that means you have judged them as being down and they might not feel down.

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[00:25:23] Carmine Ciricillo: He's a major fan. He, you know, he couldn't get up to hug me, but I had the,

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[00:25:49] Carmine Ciricillo: No zero tolerance. One tiny thing happens and that's a crime is bad as something major, you know, you could bring in a kilo of cocaine at a high school and get [00:26:00] in trouble as much as bringing in chapstick. Yeah. And I've seen it because I, you know, I volunteered in the schools back in the day when my kids were there and a girl brought in style cream.

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[00:26:16] Carmine Ciricillo: in the eye, by the way, if you're a man, you don't use dye cream, let the thing fester and plus up and screen grid. Yeah. But I'll take a little five-year-old or a little fifth grader. The teacher wanted me to walk her to the principal's office. It turned her in for the note for the zero tolerance for drugs in the school.

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[00:26:42] Eric Goranson: No. Carolyn. Oh yeah, no, she does an ideal, but yeah. Minor out, minor out, minor through the school. They're adults now, but oh yeah. I used to deal with this stuff all the time at the, when my kids were in school, just the, just the, the rampant stupidity.

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[00:27:08] Carmine Ciricillo: And he went through the wrong door, he got up on the bus, things that they would have never called a parent about. They would have handled on the bus. They would handle it. The school. Yeah. Yeah. And I would say, I'm not coming down for this. I mean, what are you gonna do? Are you going to expel him for this?

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[00:27:28] Eric Goranson: talking kid in high school and woodshop. We made crossbows and fired them off on the football field in woodshop class when we were done with them. Right. It's a

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[00:27:41] Carmine Ciricillo: Is it, is it a thing that we, you think that's going to go way by the way, is what I'm saying? Like, if you keep taking this away from people, is everybody not going to have it? Is everyone not getting across board or a gun, or are certain people going to be able to have it as a right or privilege or because they're empowered to have it.

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[00:28:25] Carmine Ciricillo: I don't understand the rules in the logic and how we accept these things. And that bothers me. And that's where a lot of my comedy will end up. Yeah. One of my things that I've always said is can you drink and drive? And I'll say it through the crowd. We love to drink and drive. No, I go then why to bargain parking lots.

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[00:29:02] Eric Goranson: Well in last call, so you can get one last drink in before the end of the night,

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[00:29:10] Carmine Ciricillo: Oh, really? Really? Is that why you're making a suitcase

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[00:29:25] Carmine Ciricillo: society and culture wants you to act humble and nice and caring. Go to any casino, go back. How many times do you got to go? I, every time I go to the casino, I have to make a trip to the ATM in the casino. That's how bad it gets. Oh yeah.

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[00:29:45] Carmine Ciricillo: sign. It says gambling problem.

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[00:29:53] Carmine Ciricillo: Yeah, I got a problem. Here's my problem. I didn't take out enough the first time. That's my problem.

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[00:30:12] Eric Goranson: So it's like, you know, a percentage of that goes to helping people that, uh, have a gambling addiction problem. And I'm like, well, why don't you stop the lottery? And then you'll stop the gambling addiction problem

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[00:30:28] Carmine Ciricillo: I've learned this, like even making a profit today is considered bad. So if you want to make a profit, you better give some of it to charity. Yeah. And that's how we've now cut costs

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[00:30:41] Carmine Ciricillo: coming out. Great charities. Awesome. She is a Mainstage gripper. I've seen her. She's one of the best when you, when girls, girls, girls comes on.

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[00:30:53] Eric Goranson: Yup. Cherry pie too. She's good on that one,[00:31:00]

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[00:31:09] Carmine Ciricillo: me?

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[00:31:17] Carmine Ciricillo: I usually think he's a weak link today. He used to be somebody that I thought was to be admired because he was so against the man. He is the man

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[00:31:31] Caroline Blazovsky: but like, think about it. What kind of pressure changed that? Right. I mean, he had to, I mean, he was constantly taking on anybody in anything and he didn't care about the money back then. I mean, um, in 1995 I was there. Right. And

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[00:31:50] Carmine Ciricillo: He has too much to lose. I heard this is what, this is another thing that I've learned through becoming successful. I have a lot, [00:32:00] um, I try not to get too attached to what I have. You know, the old school mob movies would say that if you had a family, you couldn't be. Or if you cared about your true, better not to care about your family.

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[00:32:32] Carmine Ciricillo: That's what it was. And that's how you, but if you start caring about your family, your school, I was going to say what I know, this is probably not the place to say it on your pocket.

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[00:32:49] Carmine Ciricillo: And I believe swearing is very important, but anyway, I

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[00:33:04] Eric Goranson: I did that with a, I did that with an interview with Adam Corolla. Cause I met with him down at the, uh, construction industry show probably six or seven years ago, had it scheduled, had everything done with his PR people.

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[00:33:38] Eric Goranson: I

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[00:33:59] Carmine Ciricillo: What he means [00:34:00] is he's untouchable. Yeah. He's out on anybody's land. He's out there by himself floating. It's not a hundred percent true, but he's, he's absolutely right. If you care too much, Howard stern is so attached to what he does and his comfort zone he's in that company. Even though he was the rebel at one time, that'd be the rebel in the beginning.

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[00:34:41] Carmine Ciricillo: If I'm a Mexican, if I'm a Hispanic in any situation and I can't properly feed my children or my wife or anyone, I guarantee you, I will break laws to go wherever it is that I will survive and take care of my family. That's the same with anybody. And stern was back in the day when I lived in [00:35:00] the sternum, when he was zero, when he wanted the crowd, how do you get a crowd?

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[00:35:23] Eric Goranson: look at Dave Chappelle right now.

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[00:35:31] Carmine Ciricillo: Chappelle was more like that. I hate to tell you this, but I think Chappelle was better during the Chappelle show. No question because the Chappelle show, he did not care at all to him. He took that hiatus. He had to talk to the leaders of the black community and he changed Chappelle used to be the type of person that prior all week prior.

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[00:35:55] Eric Goranson: sailor prior.

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[00:36:24] Carmine Ciricillo: It's funny. But there were a couple of movies and Sam Kinison even Sam at the end of his life decides he's going to be on sitcoms on network television. No, it's not your audience.

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[00:36:37] Carmine Ciricillo: audience. No. Who stays true is a guy like Doug Stan hope. The guy that lives in Arizona who lives in a, in a block home, he doesn't give up.

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[00:37:05] Carmine Ciricillo: Yeah, it's killing everybody, including me. You're killing me, everyone. Would you care about me? Yeah, I got to wake up.

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[00:37:28] Carmine Ciricillo: Well, here's the thing. I only hear about these things because, you know, I have a very, very large group of contractors that come to me.

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[00:38:03] Carmine Ciricillo: The fact that you have guys that are in the number one industry that could kill you according to the department of labor and the, the, the gender, which is 93% guys that die on the job. You know, the numbers in this country are really, truly amazing. We do not have that much death on the job. It's around 5,000 people a year in construction consists of 20% of that.

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[00:38:56] Carmine Ciricillo: We never heard about safety back then, [00:39:00] we knew we were responsible for ourselves. If you truly believe that OSHA is going to take care of you, the government's going to take care of you, your HR department, you're going to get hurt because you still need personal responsibility on the job site. Yes, we have put a crosswalk in, but you still need to look both ways if you don't want to get hit.

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[00:39:50] Carmine Ciricillo: And someone made that it stunk and he reported it to HR had to have sensitivity training [00:40:00]

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[00:40:06] Caroline Blazovsky: Right.

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[00:40:41] Carmine Ciricillo: And you know what they were going to say to you, they're going to do exactly what Carolyn said is going to happen. What happened to Vinny her significantly? They're going to tell you, they're going to flip you off until you go,

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[00:40:56] Carmine Ciricillo: that's the response that is appropriate. There is the one that [00:41:00] there really is no other response. See, we're not allowed to do those responses anymore because then we're, we're looked at as, uh, haters and we're, they they've created names now. So when you create a name and you can label people, it scares people, oh, you're a racist, or you're a hater or your massage, dentist and words that we never even used in this country.

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[00:41:42] Carmine Ciricillo: I liked that. I liked that. Want the Blasio? I've heard it before. Don't file you my Florida. I guess they've already done that. I hear that a lot. Don't thought you might learn.

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[00:41:57] Carmine Ciricillo: salad. Yeah. And that's just [00:42:00] one movie.

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[00:42:20] Carmine Ciricillo: Stern really was saying things that no one else wanted to hear or were shocking. He was in shock Jack shock. There was a few of them out there back in the day that we have the shock jacks of today are the cancel culture tear down school. At some point, tear down a statue that people have worshiped the Columbus statue in little, literally with none of your business, that statue was put up by the Italians, my aunt's soap and sales and a big sale in church to raise money for them say at you.

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[00:42:55] Eric Goranson: So funny story, my buddy is a, a, a. And the radio [00:43:00] on a big station in Chicago, and I'll just leave it at that. So we don't get him in too much trouble, but he showed up last year at the Columbus day statue thing, where in Chicago, where a bunch of the neighborhood was out there, the Italian neighborhood was out there and people were trying to chant to tear the thing down.

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[00:43:20] Carmine Ciricillo: watch actually. Yeah, it's funny how they won't allow that on television, but they'll allow a game between like two football teams where two fans with opposing jerseys are swearing like that in the state.

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[00:43:52] Carmine Ciricillo: Anything like a comic or an a singer, you know, we add to value to solve and the resolve and the make

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[00:44:12] Caroline Blazovsky: Right. We're supposed to be coming together and, and, and there's a humanity under there. Right. So I think

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[00:44:23] Caroline Blazovsky: hope so. Oh,

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[00:44:54] Eric Goranson: comedy is moving to Texas.

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[00:45:06] Carmine Ciricillo: And I think that's one of the ways of doing that, that you're saying I'm not going to participate in what's happening in LA there's comics that are moving here that are saying I'm not going to perform in any venue that requires a vaccine mandate.

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[00:45:36] Carmine Ciricillo: My daughter lives in New York city. One lives in Baltimore. They're interested in being part of society. Well, that's a problem then I just say that if you care too much about things that you can get from this world, I don't care about society as much anymore. I don't care about going to your restaurant or your football game or going through your state or your city or your club.

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[00:46:15] Eric Goranson: No question. I got a funny question. You sat you in a Turkey fire video that I've seen floating

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[00:46:27] Eric Goranson: what is this

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[00:46:29] Caroline Blazovsky: Oh my God, what happened? My Turkey was a bust this Thanksgiving.

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[00:46:52] Carmine Ciricillo: When she's decorating this house for Christmas, she was putting a Turkey into the oven, very large into a [00:47:00] foil pan, which she says she's always used. You know, don't argue with her about that. And you're supposed to use, I guess, a big. Yeah. So I was standing at the sink and I heard her say something about, put it out, someone, put it out.

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[00:47:37] Eric Goranson: I haven't cabins, not easy to

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[00:47:57] Carmine Ciricillo: It's almost indestructible. I mean, I don't know if many people know [00:48:00] about this, but it is something that if you're going to redo your cabinets and you don't want to spend money on. And refacing sometimes works, but these were, these were, uh, actual wood cabinets with a scallop design on them. Yeah. Those cabinets were inches away from going up.

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[00:48:39] Carmine Ciricillo: If it just transferred to her dress, it was all over. And what we don't know in the video, those who, who watch it is that this is a common occurrence in my house.

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[00:49:19] Caroline Blazovsky: like me.

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[00:49:41] Caroline Blazovsky: The Italians were like, all the Italian side were like, oh yeah, she's getting Dawn in the kitchen. I'm like, oh my God, I'm burning. I had third degree burns on my legs from that grease. Cause it had just dumped it. So I get that.

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[00:49:58] Caroline Blazovsky: did. I did. And I believe [00:50:00] it or not.

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[00:50:09] Carmine Ciricillo: that grease from the Turkey. You don't have scars either, which I'm amazed. Cause she had bubbles, bubbles.

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[00:50:20] Eric Goranson: put some, uh, construction tape on that, some blue tape and walk away. You gotta actually,

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[00:50:40] Carmine Ciricillo: Yeah. But her calendar was the size of like a coffee cup in his giant pan of boiling water and pasta into this little calendar and it flipped and went. Uh, brutal. She, she cut her thumb off during the final episode of the Sopranos. That's another thing,[00:51:00]

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[00:51:22] Carmine Ciricillo: Unless it's a Yankee candle, that's $70. You throw it away.

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[00:51:30] Carmine Ciricillo: things. Well, I don't think that you're going to be able to be married to my wife. I know he has the Yankee candle collection collection. Wow. Yeah. Nice. What happens is Eric is if you're in my house, you think she made cookies?

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[00:51:52] Caroline Blazovsky: nut chocolate chip.

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[00:52:05] Eric Goranson: Now I found a camel company online that they will actually print whatever on the outside of the candle, on the jar, you know, those jar candles. So you can get cocaine and hookers really can get it where it says, you know, um, you know, bourbon and Coke, you know what I mean? But it's cocaine, you know, there's all these fun things you can get.

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[00:52:33] Carmine Ciricillo: That's what she asked for, for Christmas crackpots vacuums. I bought her diamond earrings once she took. Yeah, she wants new led lights. Like she is a true homemaker mother wife. She's not someone that, you know, I, I bought her these crazy high heels once beautiful high heels.

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[00:53:05] Caroline Blazovsky: There you go. There's your candle.

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[00:53:10] Carmine Ciricillo: Cocaine and hookers candle. Hm. It doesn't, it looks fake.

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[00:53:17] Eric Goranson: It's organic. It's healthy.

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[00:53:35] Eric Goranson: There you go. There you go. I have glitter in it. If there's, you know, cocaine and hookers around, there's gotta be glitter that

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[00:53:55] Carmine Ciricillo: You don't wait for the right. I mean, [00:54:00] I've been hired so many times it'd be like a dupe at a party instead of doing that's hilarious. They'll bring me in to be like a fake executive or fig OSHA guy or bad waiter.

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[00:54:15] Carmine Ciricillo: I would love it.

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[00:54:19] Eric Goranson: We're going to have a steel Panther plan for it. Really?

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[00:54:30] Carmine Ciricillo: And then I'll like, try to tell the band, I'm sorry, you can't be this close to the stove. You're going to have to move. It's just, the energy in here is not right. And now we're going to have to burn some Sage. I have pulled this on so many different groups as, as a paid event. Last time I did it, I was at, uh, what's that casino over by you in, uh, Connecticut area.

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[00:55:04] Carmine Ciricillo: Yeah. I've, I've done, uh, multiple things like that, where I just walk in and they introduced me as like, Hey, this is the guy, you know, he's a new executive. He's second in command of the New York city office. You know, I'm coming into Wisconsin to shake hands. These were the guys that actually built like the New York giant stadium.

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[00:55:50] Carmine Ciricillo: We have aroma therapy. We can make the plane like an Italian festival or babies, you know, to keep the people come on the planes. We could use almost [00:56:00] any smell, sausage and peppers. We have a smell for that. And like, I was so scared. I had a pointer at a PowerPoint presentation and

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[00:56:15] Carmine Ciricillo: over the top.

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[00:56:34] Caroline Blazovsky: We just had our holiday Christmas party. Carmen. We just had it for around the house. But next year you have to come to the holiday

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[00:56:56] Carmine Ciricillo: And then, you know, the guy that's been walking around, Tony Giustiniani [00:57:00] from, uh, he's really, his name is really permanent and he's a comedian and they go, oh my God, we thought something was wrong.

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[00:57:30] Carmine Ciricillo: He was just, he just stopped at our job and I don't know how he got hired, but there's no way we can keep an eye I'm with the main project manager. So I'm listening to everybody talk shit about using that as ammunition on the next guy.

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[00:58:06] Carmine Ciricillo: I go, what do you mean? I go, everybody that works for Goodyear, I didn't get one. I go, dude, you should complain

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[00:58:22] Carmine Ciricillo: whatever it is or the new company Jeep that everyone has. Except this one company, everyone has a Jeep same model. Again, you don't get there until you're X amount of years into it.

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[00:58:46] Eric Goranson: I've got a question for you. What do you think about, I want to hear your take on this contractors and brand new lifted, extra cab, like F-150 and stuff that you see. [00:59:00]

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[00:59:02] Carmine Ciricillo: Yeah. Those are the GCs that are sitting in those trucks. The reason you buy a truck like that is so you don't get out of it

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[00:59:15] Eric Goranson: It's true. So

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[00:59:31] Caroline Blazovsky: flower, then

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[00:59:39] Carmine Ciricillo: It can't get into the truck no more. We need a CIT. We need a, one of those, a stairlift things. When I'm alone,

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[01:00:02] Carmine Ciricillo: yeah, I know what you're saying.

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[01:00:35] Carmine Ciricillo: That's how they're using.

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[01:00:57] Carmine Ciricillo: you know, my son has a, he's a construction [01:01:00] major, actually going to college for construction, which I said, you go to college. No, look, I don't know better. He does. Right. What do I know? Uh, he was getting paid like 18 bucks an hour as an intern. And by the way, the job of the intern is it's not blue collar.

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[01:01:34] Eric Goranson: You're putting the roofing on the, you're putting the shingles on the roof. You were digging the hole, you were doing all that stuff. He's,

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[01:01:46] Carmine Ciricillo: You're not even, you don't even know what the hell you're talking about. It's because of these companies now have somebody, these guys have, you know, the assistant project manager, the project managers, the field supervisor, and all of them have these overlapping jobs [01:02:00] where the subs are doing all the work.

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[01:02:12] Eric Goranson: but mini city now it's like, oh, there's 22 job site trailers all hooked up to each other. You'd think you were in a space

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[01:02:30] Carmine Ciricillo: Where's the blue free section in the kitchen. You have to have. That today's society once

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[01:02:40] Carmine Ciricillo: So yeah. You're like, I need, I need coffee. I go, okay. We have coffee. Well, you know, like, um, do you have like a pumpkin pumpkin spice coffee? No, it's a glass pot with coffee.

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[01:03:08] Carmine Ciricillo: I don't know. This is what Jordan Maggio wanted in the beginning. This is his dream. Mr. Coffee.

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[01:03:28] Eric Goranson: Cause it wouldn't pay for a microwave. That's how I got my hot coffee. It was 36 hour coffee, but it

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[01:03:52] Carmine Ciricillo: I can't, I can't give it up. You know, I go to a hotel room. I'm very snobby. Now I'm a, I'm a coffee snob. I'm like, whoa, [01:04:00] there's no K-cup machine in here. Do you have a Starbucks in this hotel? You know, even though I talk a mean game about the kids, see the kids today. I think the difference is we deserve it.

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[01:04:21] Eric Goranson: There's a hierarchy here.

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[01:04:33] Carmine Ciricillo: Oh no, he's on the football team. And I got to take him tonight in my range Rover SUV, and he's got to have his screen. He sits in the back and he watched Harry Potter, even though it's a seven minute ride, he watches it on the way.

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[01:04:59] Carmine Ciricillo: out? [01:05:00] Uh, you know, I say my name Carmen, sir. Stylo is, is the best way. It's a hard. It's easier to remember the construction comic.

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[01:05:27] Eric Goranson: Like I said, this is a safe space,

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[01:05:50] Carmine Ciricillo: That's my big thing. Yeah.

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