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What Taran Killam Can’t Live Without

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If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Taran Killam of ABC’s Single Parents (premiering September 26) about the slip-on sneakers, wireless speakers, and turkey jerky he can’t live without.

Vans Classic Slip-On Core Classics
$50 at Zappos

I’ve owned a pair of these since second grade. (Different sizes, obviously.) They’re the most comfortable shoes in the world. They’re great for travel, especially through security, as not only are they slip-on shoes but they have a secret, secondary slip-off function.

Sonos PLAY:5 Ultimate Wireless Smart Speaker
$499 at Amazon

I love that these Sonos speakers are totally wireless so you can move them around if you have people over. The sound quality is great for playing party music whenever I’m trying to get the night going — like “Another Night” by Real McCoy.

Y: The Last Man Book One
$18 at Amazon

My favorite comic series of all time. I’ve read and reread it many times. If you’ve never heard of it, grab Book One and dive right in — there are ten books in all. Pia Guerra’s pencils are some of the best ever.

Divine Bovine Tangy Teriyaki Turkey Jerky
$8 at Divine Bovine Jerky

There’s a market and liquor store in Redlands, California, called Greenspot, and they have the best teriyaki turkey jerky in the world. So Divine Bovine is not quite Greenspot turkey jerky, but it’s the closest I’ve ever tasted to Greenspot turkey jerky. It’s low in calories, a good source of protein, and it’s delicious! A great snack to carry around.

Based on a True Story by Norm MacDonald
$16 at Amazon

I don’t know if this really one of those things I can’t live without, but I traveled across the country by RV not too long ago and read this book the entire way. I woke my hardworking wife up multiple times from laughing too loud at this book. Like most things Norm MacDonald does, it was unique, insightful, original, at times dark and unbelievably hilarious. I can’t recommend it enough.

Gillette Fusion5 Men’s Razor, Handle & 2 Blade Refills
$9 at Amazon

I have what doctors call a horrifying abundance of testosterone, which basically means I have an incredibly thick and even beard. These are the only razors I use because they’re the only ones who can handle my testosterone-powered man beard.

John Williams - Greatest Hits 1969 - 1999
$16 at Amazon

This man is the greatest creator of sound in our lifetimes. His discovery of melody is unending. And his mastery of orchestral sound is incomprehensible. No matter what bad mood I’m in, I can listen to his music and course-correct.

Raen Kettner Sunglasses in Matte Root Beer
$111 at Raen

My favorite brand of sunglasses. I first discovered them at my local motorcycle/clothing/coffee shop Deus Ex Machina, and while all of the Raen styles are great, I like the “Kettner” style, especially because the color is “root beer.”

RAEN Optics Unisex Kettner Sunglasses
$65 at Amazon

You can get them on Amazon if you prefer, too.

Los Angels Rams #99 Aaron Donald Game Jersey in Royal
$38 at Bonanza

When I was 19, I promised myself that I’d be all-in on the first football team L.A. got. So if you know me, you know I love my Los Angeles Rams. And we have one of the top-ten defensive players in the entire league. I love this jersey, especially in the throwback colors.

Dewar’s 12 Year-Old Blended Scotch Whiskey
$33 at Dewar’s

There’s nothing like a nice Dewar’s 12, neat, after a Rams victory, sitting on your couch, blasting Real McCoy’s “Run Away.” I was recently introduced to Dewar’s 12 by chef Michael Voltaggio, and it has become my favorite Scotch. And that means something or my middle name ain’t “Hourie.” (It is, and Hourie is a SCOTTISH name derived from a farm named Horrie in the Orkney Mainland, so …) [Editor’s note: Killam has hosted events for Dewar’s.]

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What Taran Killam Can’t Live Without