Todd McComas was a detective for the Indiana State Police, a comedy club owner and part-time headlining comedian. Shaun Latham was a full-time headlining comedian who had appeared on Comedy Central and had toured with Gabriel Iglesias for years. In 2016, Shaun moved from L.A. to Indianapolis, IN to work on a project with Todd, so they moved in together. They lived in an apartment right behind Todd's club, Morty's Comedy Joint, and quickly became best friends as they started a podcast and self-produced live comedy shows with other comedy friends.
The following year, their lives would change forever. They became friends with former NFL punter and comedian Pat McAfee. Pat retired from the NFL and formed a partnership with Barstool Sports to run his own Sirius XM show and podcast. He asked Todd to come aboard, so he retired from his career in law enforcement and went to work for Pat under the Barstool Sports umbrella. Shaun was soon to follow.
During this time, Todd and Shaun were cast members of The Pat McAfee Show and the Heartland Radio podcast. Shaun Also created an Internet cooking show called The 20 Dollar Chef.
After a one-year run, Pat McAfee ended his partnership with Barstool Sports and went out on his own, becoming the sports/comedy digital media mogul you know today. Todd stayed working for Pat in those roles. Shaun's cooking show, however, was owned by Barstool Sports and was doing well. So Pat suggested he stay with the larger brand, which he did. So, Todd and Shaun were sad to be separated but both felt very fortunate to be where they were.
By January of 2020, The Pat McAfee Show had become one of the most popular sports radio shows in the country, and Pat had become a force to be reckoned with on ESPN and with the WWE. The schedule did not allow time for Todd to continue doing standup comedy, which he sorely missed. So, he made a decision to leave his position with Pat and pursue comedy full-time. By Fall of 2020, Barstool Sports had become a complete internet, radio and podcast juggernaut and had even opened their own sports book. Shaun's position existed solely within his 20 Dollar Chef show, which had nothing to online sports gambling, so his contract was not renewed.
This meant that Todd & Shaun were now both independent contractors. So they immediately jumped on the opportunity to join forces again as a comedy team. Now they do this and tour together, and individually, as standup comedians. They didn't know how this all would go but during an initial phone conversation one said the other, "We gotta go at this thing guns blazin'." That immediately became the name of their podcast.