In the mid-70s Alejandro Jodorowsky’s attempted to bring Frank Herbert's science fiction novel to the screen. The space opera would have pre-dated Star Wars. Jodorowsky’s ambition was extraordinary. But the movie was never filmed. The documentary’s director Frank Pavich tells Jesse why. Then Jesse talks to Dee Dee Penny, the frontwoman of Dum Dum Girls about turning a small recording project into a full on garage rock girl group. Plus, Matt Fraction tells you about how Bruce Lee taught him to write comics, hear some picks from the folks at NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, and Jesse tells you about one of the least braggy rap songs ever made. Show notes
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Judd Apatow recently joined Conan O'Brien on the new online talk show "Serious Jibber-Jabber". Their conversation lasts nearly an hour, but is truly a must-see for those who strive to craft fine artisanal humor pieces.
Founding UCB member Matt Besser has just released a digital short called “ The 6 Most Important Sets in the History of Stand Up”. It features Besser doing stand-up in six of his favorite characters: Satan, King George VI, Pope Benedict XVI, The Escaped Clone, Zeus and Bjork. You can grab it here and listen to it furtively throughout the holiday weekend while your cousins are out back sharing their dog pictures. (Quick aside: Matt Besser performed as Zeus at a past MaxFunCon and it was truly masterful.)
Kyle Kinane’s first original one-hour special, Whiskey Icarus, is premiering on Comedy Central on Nov. 24th. This video preview of it is, as you might expect, NSFW.
Jimmy Pardo was on Conan this week talking about his concerns regarding the movie “Brave”. Later this week, on Nov. 23rd, he will be hosting the fourth annual Pardcastathon from noon to midnight. The show is a twelve-hour marathon of top-level comedy entertainment that raises money for SmileTrain. Be sure to watch the show – and donate generously - here. Guests will include Jon Hamm, Sarah Silverman and Doug Benson.