So here we are - blasting off the third happy day of the MaxFunDrive! It's a beautiful day here in downtown Los Angeles . . .
Why? Well, for one, it's delightfully sunny and warm. But also: we have 307 new friends / members! Yay!
Become one of our members today! Visit MaximumFun.org/donate.
And we're off!
So far, in the first 36 hours or so of the MaxFunDrive, we already have nearly 200 new members!! Yay!
In addition, more than 50 loyal donors upgraded their membership!
You people are the BEST!! Our goal is 1,000 new members by April 12 - so let's keep it up!!
And BOY do we have some great things planned! First and foremost, take care of business, and support your favorite podcasts by visiting maximumfun.org/donate and becoming a member of Maximum Fun. It's ridiculously easy, and you'll get some great gifts.
Yes, GIFTS! Awesome ones! Intimate ones! For a full list of all of the amazing gifts we're offering to new and upgrading members this year, click here.
And after you've become a member, make sure you tell your friends about it. When you tweet a link to the donate page using the #MaxFunDrive hashtag, you'll be entered to win a trip to Los Angeles and a tour of MaxFunHQ. Seriously. For more details, visit this page. Remember, the best tweet wins it, so flex your creativity muscles.
Finally, we're topping things off with a live Jordan, Jesse, Go! on Friday, April 12th at 7:30 PM Pacific Time. Tune in for a great time and ANOTHER awesome giveaway. Stay tuned for those details.
We hope you enjoy what we have planned for these next two weeks. We really pulled out all the stops -- great guests, amazing gifts, and legendary giveaways. Become a member now, and support the MaxFun podcasts you love. Thank you!
Join your favorite comedians and musicians September 13th through 16th, 2013 for three fun-filled days on the high seas. It’s The Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival, presented by MaximumFun.org, Splitsider and KCRW!
Our ship sets sail from Miami, Florida for a three-night celebration of good times. We’ll have exclusive parties, a trip to a private Caribbean island, a stop in the Bahamas, and a truly spectacular lineup of comics and musicians, including
Maria Bamford ~ Kurt Braunohler ~ Chuck Bryant
John Darnielle ~ John Hodgman ~ Hari Kondabolu ~ Josie Long
Al Madirgal ~ Marc Maron ~ Nellie McKay ~ Eugene Mirman
Jasper Redd ~ John Roderick ~ Kristen Schaal ~ Nick Thune
And don’t worry, cruise enthusiasts: there will also be shuffleboard and giant plates of shrimp.
Ready to join us? BOOK NOW!
This interview was conducted and submitted by our friend in London, Mr. Chris Bowman.
This month’s “International Waters” team for the UK features two great comedians. Maeve Higgins is an Irish comedian temporarily living in London. She was the creator of the show Fancy Vittles in which she costarred with her sister Lilly; and she’s recently become a popular author after releasing her book of essays called, “We Have A Good Time…Don’t We?”. Most exciting: she will be making a special US appearance this Spring at MaxFunCon2013! Our second comedian, Howard Read sports a ridiculously long list of credentials. He’s an award winning stand-up, a singer/songwriter, an animator, and a father of two. He’s the creator of Little Howard’s Big Questions and this very funny children’s lullaby. Maeve and Howard spent a little time with us before the match to answer some questions. Even though it wasn’t really a warm up, they nailed it. They got all the answers right.
International Waters: I think the obvious question is: Where do you find the time to be a comedian, a songwriter, an animator…
Maeve Higgins: …Meditate…
IW: (laughs)…Yeah! And all the other stuff that doesn’t involve creativity?
Howard Read: Well I, I don’t really! (Laughs) I’ve go no time for anything. The animation takes up the longest really. Yeah, I just don’t do anything else.
IW: Well, I guess you have to focus your attention on one thing at a time.
Our friend Marc Maron was on Conan last night talking about Cuba, Hawaii and roosters that can't tell time.
By Chris Bowman
In a continuing effort to initiate the uninitiated, we bring you a brief conversation with the UK side of this month’s installment of International Waters. Holly Walsh may be best known as the comedian who broke her elbow on a very public stage. Or possibly for her Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer nominated show Hollycopter. She’s appeared on many British panel shows including the pop music quiz show Nevermind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats. Tom Allen is a Fringe festival veteran. After six consecutive appearances, he decided to sit it out this year. He’s a regular cast member on the BBC Radio Four show Bleak Expectations. He also writes and presents the show Dictionary Corner.
There’s a disturbing trend with the comedians who have been on this show. They are all exceedingly nice. Which begs the question: "What do they know that we don’t know?" For now, I think it’s residual Olympic fever.
International Waters: Holly, you are only the second repeat guest to appear on International Waters. Please describe how it feels.
Holly Walsh: Well, I feel like the first time I learned a great deal. Also, I’ve watched a lot of the Olympics, so I’m going to use some sporting phrases. I feel like I did enough in the first to get me through to the second one. But right now, I’m going to dig deep, I’m going to look forward, and I’m just going to do the best I can.