Real Housewives podcast: Casey Wilson, Danielle Schneider hold first live recording
Melissa Rauch and Jessica St. Clair also perform a live reenactment of a famous Bravo scene
Actress Casey Wilson and writer Danielle Schneider had a proper Bitch Sesh, recording their first live Real Housewives breakdown show at the Largo Theater in Los Angeles Wednesday night. The comedy duo gave their thoughts on all things Bravo, while the addition of The Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch and Playing House’s Jessica St. Clair gave fans a peek into an iconic Housewives scene of days past.
The podcast pair kicked things off with several of their own Housewives taglines, much like the ladies of Bravo do each week. “I may be a bitch in the sesh, but in real life I’m a c—,” joked Schneider. “I may be from Virginia, but I’m not a virgin…a?” mused Wilson immediately after.
They were both true to form, with Wilson donning a red jumpsuit and jacket from The Real Housewives of New York’s Sonja Morgan’s New York clothing line, and Schneider a navy jumpsuit from Luann de Lessep’s The Countess Collection.
“I paid $37 for this navy jumpsuit,” stated Schneider. “I then spent $127 on alterations to make it actually fit.”
Wilson then shared her comedic chops by toasting the audience with a sample of Morgan’s Tipsy Girl prosecco. “That’s like the red jumpsuit version of a drink,” described the Happy Endings star. “My outfit is in this glass.”
After a toast to all of the fans of the podcast for coming out, the breakdown of current Bravo favorites began, including The Real Housewives of Orange County and The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Amid the gabbing over the current drama hailing from Orange County and Jersey, it wouldn’t have been a proper Bitch Sesh episode without special guests. Rauch and St. Clair took to the stage to give a live reenactment of the confrontation between Caroline Manzo and Danielle Staub in season 2 of the New Jersey iteration of the hit Bravo franchise. Fans of the show will remember Manzo’s desire to put Staub in her place, telling her to leave her family alone.
“You’re a clown,” stated Rauch, mimicking Manzo’s original insult.
“I’m a clown? You’re the one sitting there with red hair,” St. Clair retorted, quoting the infamous callback from Staub.
“I would love to see Meryl [Streep] and Cate Blanchett play these roles,” joked Schneider.
Additionally, Greg Bennett — longtime friend of the Manzo family and recurring presence on RHONJ — joined Wilson and Schneider on stage to share his experiences watching the reality show unfold in real time. He reminisced on his favorite moments filming, including being present for the infamous hair pulling fight between Staub and current cast member Jacqueline Laurita’s daughter Ashley.
“I can’t be a full-time reality star, though,” said Bennett, explaining why he never pursued making his role larger. “I need a 401K and PTO and paychecks every two weeks.”
Ending the night, Wilson and Schneider sang a mash-up of some of the musical hits made famous by Bravolebrities, including Countess Luann’s “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” Kandi Burruss’ “No Scrubs” (which she co-wrote for TLC), and the theme song to Southern Charm.
As always, this was a “safe space” for talking all things Housewives, so fans can catch the live-recorded episode and all of the hilarity of Bitch Sesh when it releases this week on the EarWolf network.