Recorded live at MaxFunCon East at Pocono Manor on October 28. Comedian Hari Kondabolu joins us and we spend about 90 seconds tearing a Hulk Hogan shirt off Graham.
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Kurt Andersen is the host of Studio 360, co-founder of the satirical Spy Magazine and a novelist. He brought his love of research and cultural criticism to bear when he penned the new novel True Believers, the story of a high profile lawyer who steps away from a nomination to the Supreme Court. True Believers follows her on a quest to piece together a mysterious episode in her childhood during the Cold War and the age of the spy novel.
Andersen fondly recalls his own childhood interests in espionage, and he discusses the leap of faith required for a trained journalist to stop doing research and begin trusting the imagination. The end result is a novel which weaves together generational politics, 1960s counter-culture, and a children's game that becomes all too real.
Ari Graynor plays a lot of outrageous, messy roles -- she was a self-destructive college student on The Sopranos, and she played a drunken best friend in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist -- but her characters have heart and a kind of innocence.
The same is true of her most recent role of Katie Steele, the brash-yet-vulnerable young Manhattanite who runs a phone sex line in the new movie For a Good Time, Call. The film is in select theaters nationwide this week.
Ari talks to us about the 80s films that inspired her, the story's depiction of female friendship, and the strange intimacy and appeal of phone sex.
Jordan shares his passion for the music of the late Tony Sly, of punk band No Use for a Name.
Got a favorite band you want to spread the word about? Head on over to the MaxFun forum and pick your own Outshot.
W. Kamau Bell, Ashkon and Throwing Shade's Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson join Jesse and Jordan for a live show at MaxFunCon.
(Sorry the audio's not perfect - we got a little excited on stage and recorded a little hot.)
For years, you East Coasters have dreamed of it. Some of you have even journeyed cross-country in its absence. And now, it's finally here!
In case you missed the announcement earlier this week, we're bringing the party that is MaxFunCon to the eastern seaboard this October, for a little pre-Halloween magic from the 26th to 28th at the Inn at Pocono Manor.
The line-up will be announced later this summer, but we guarantee that MaxFunCon East will bring all the goodness you've come to love about MaxFunCon West to the East Coast, from days classes and workshops, to evenings packed with comedy shows and parties.
Tickets go on sale THIS WEDNESDAY, May 2nd, so don't miss out on what's sure to be an unforgettable weekend, and keep watching this space for more details as they develop.
This week, highlights from our annual creativity and comedy conference, MaxFunCon. Join us for some excerpts of illuminating talks:
Plus, top-notch comedy from:
The very funny Jackie Kashian is an LA-based stand up comic, frequent collaborator of our pal Maria Bamford, and host of The Dork Forest podcast. Her comedy album It is Never Going to be Bread is available now.
Here's a selection of her stand-up set from the stage of the Lake Arrowhead Conference Center at MaxFunCon 2011.
Comedian Jon Dore returns to join us at MaxFunCon 2011. Recorded Sunday, June 12, 2011. Accents, audience Overheards, Graham's Dad Movie Reviews, and the Littlest Hobo.
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Jesse and Jordan record live at MaxFunCon 2011 with special guests Matt Besser (as Zeus), Josie Long and Greg Behrendt.