Which Bravolebs Just Surprised the Audience at the ‘Watch What Crappens’ Show?

The Watch What Crappens audience in South Florida received an extra layer of sparkle when two Bravolebs crashed the scene during the duo’s latest show.

The hilarious team of Ronnie Karam and Ben Mandelker from the beloved podcast hinted that their Fort Lauderdale, Florida stop could include a few special guests. Karam and Mandelker have been touring for months. They kept teasing “who knows who could drop by” at the end of podcasts leading up to the event.

Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam
Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam | Photo by Alys Kenny

Fans who were eager to enjoy an evening of gut-busting laugher ended up getting a double dose of fun. Watch What Crappens not only delivered on the comedy but also brought on the guests.

Captain Lee and Lea Black made a surprise appearance

Mandelker shared with Showbiz Cheat Sheet that getting Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck and Lea Black from The Real Housewives of Miami on stage was in the works for a few weeks.

“We’ve known for several weeks that Lea and Captain Lee would be in attendance,” Mandelker said. “Ronnie had spoken with each of them individually, and they told him they would be excited to come join. We didn’t want to publicly announce anything because we thought it would be a great surprise — plus as celebrities, their schedules are prone to last minutes changes, and we didn’t want to be in a situation where audience members would feel let down!”

The audience was more than thrilled as Rosbach and Black joined the team on stage. “We brought each of them on stage individually and asked them several questions,” Mandelker recalled. “Captain Lee weighed in on recent guest Brandy and his current crew. Lea Black weighed in on Kelly Dodd and RHOBH. It was hilarious.”

The show also included a brief slideshow of the pictures they took at LeeAnne Locken’s wedding. “So we definitely had a lot going on Friday night!” Experience the entire show at Watch What Crappens.

You never know what will happen when you tune into ‘Watch What Crappens’

One given factor when you see a live show or listen to a podcast is that you will be doubled over with laughter. Whether the guys are breaking down the latest Real Housewives episode or recounting what happened on deck on Below Deck, the duo’s performance is an ab workout within itself.

Although Mandelker and Karam prepare for every show, their delivery leans toward two friends on the couch dishing about their favorite show. While at the same time getting sillier and funnier the more they recount the cast’s voices and mannerisms.

“We’re both born with the gift of complaining about things,” Karam joked with Showbiz Cheat Sheet in April. “These shows are so silly but they are based on real-life issues. So everyone watches the shows because they can relate it to their own lives.” 

Sometimes a show will include a special guest (and sometimes the guys are surprised)

Even though their podcast isn’t interview driven, sometimes Bravoleb interaction happens organically. Karam recounted an instance during their appearance at South by Southwest when Jax Taylor from Vanderpump Rules approached the stage.

“So I have this podcast dream where people I’m sh*t talking show up and try to kill me,” Karam recounted while laughing. “Dorinda with a broken wine bottle ready to slit my throat. We were at South by Southwest and I had a dream that Jax was going to show up at one of these and just beat the crap out of me.”

Karam’s dream became a reality, which had him experiencing a wide range of emotions. “Jax is walking through the audience and just walks right up on stage,” he said. “He said, ‘Hey I heard you guys were making fun of me. So I thought I’d just come by and say hey.’ Meanwhile, it is crazy that Jax just walked up here and I want to scream and cry and pee myself. And run away.”