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Bonus Podcast: Todd Barry


Here's a special bonus podcast. Since we're sponsoring Todd Barry's shows at the Hemlock Tavern Saturday night, here's some comedy from his most recent CD, "Falling Off the Bone."

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And the Emmy goes to....


On behalf of The Sound of Young America, I would like to award this Emmy to Tracy Morgan, in the category Best Crazy Talk on a Comedy Series, for his portrayal of Tracy Jordan on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

"Pleased as a peacork, baby!"

DJW? More like DJ aWesome!


I met Dan, aka DJW, at the big Aspen showcase last week. If you don't know, he's the guy who creates the music I use on the show in between segments on The Sound. He's a nice guy with an absurd Worcester, Mass accent. I told him about my vague memories of Worcester from a college visit -- sadness and Dunkin' Donuts in equal measure.

If you get the chance, you should really check out his website. If you're too lazy, here are a couple of his (great) remixes:

Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push (DJW Remix)
Pharell f. Jay-Z - Frontin (DJW Remix)

Good to know there's somebody with talent involved in this show. Sheesh.

Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast: Skymaul: iPod Shredder

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As part of The Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast, I'm posting weekly pages from their upcoming book (in stores 10/31!) "SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane." If you subscribe to the podcast, you'll get them automatically, but you can also see them here at

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Malcolm Gladwell teaches you to make hits...


Louie CK taping special in LA


Direct from Louie's keyboard:
This is a big thing folks. I've performed in about 20 cities since March getting ready for this...

I'm taping my very first HBO hour standup special on NOVEMBER 4TH at the MUSIC BOX/HENRY FONDA THEATER in HOLLYWOOD. There are two shows, 7 and 9.

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE on HTTP://www.TICKETWEB.COM. I kept them at 15 dollars because I want poor assholes like me to be able to afford the show.

Please come. It will be a great night and the biggest, most important standup comedy I've done in 22 years.

here is the theater's website.

**ALSO! I just found out that the special will air on HBO on Janary 13th!

okay, that's all. Please forward this message to anyone you know who is anywhere near Southern California and who might want to see this show.



Things I Found on my Hard Drive: Slovin & Allen Interview


Here's a cool interview with Slovin & Allen, featuring me, Jordan Morris "Boy Detective" and Brian "Business" Lane on The Sound of Young America. This would be January, 2003 if I'm not mistaken.

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Podcast: The College Years: Pledge & Rock


Everybody's been talking my ear off about the lack of new College Years episodes... and you were 100% right, so I'm hitting you with a double shot.

In our first episode, we have a pledge drive blowout. This includes trying to auction off a date with Dan (theme music composer), and hearing some bizarre dreams, as well as pledge messages from Petey the Penguin.

In our second episode, it's all Rock & Roll. Gene brings us rock facts, plus an Ozzy Osbourne themed game. Also, an interview with some folks I don't remember interviewing AT ALL, plus the Evil Computer.

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Hollywood, California: Home of the Stars!


Last night's big show at the Fake Gallery was a rip-roaring success. With prominent plugs on John Hodgman's blog and Defamer, we had nothing to worry about in the attendance department. A number of people had to be turned away at the door after we filled the Fake Gallery to fire capacity. As patrons sipped on imported beer and fine California wine, the show commenced.

Host Chris Hardwick (left) brought some class to the operation, telling his favorite German knock-knock joke (in ends in existential misery) and pointing out that while many people complain about the lack of jet-packs and blue drinks in 21st century America, they really should be marveling at the presence of vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Who needs meals in a pill when you have "an army of super-tight future pussy?"

The duly warmed-up crowd was then treated to Sideways House. I was backstage, prepping for Prank the Dean's set, and missed their show, but it would have been impossible to miss the audience's laughter. These guys have built an impressive following with monthly shows at the IO West, and there were plenty of SH partisans at the Fake. Above, Jordan Morris of Prank the Dean guest-stars in a horrifying display of adult daiperosity.

The next act, Diani & Devine (above), were San Franciscans before they were Angelenos, and it shows in the sophistication of their style and material. Imagine a 21st century Nichols & May with crackerjack chemistry and audacious concepts, and you'll have a picture of their act. Highlights included the admittedly vulgar closer, featuring Etta Devine as an elderly phone-sex operator.

Prank the Dean closed the show. It's tough to review the show from the stage, but we were very happy with the wonderful crowd. Above, a candidate for office (Jim Real) offers a picture of a dog in a trash can as a metaphor for the grossness of his youthful indiscretions. Below, Jordan (as Michael the Orphan) finds that his fate has improved dramatically, as he learns he will become a robber baron after inventing the velocipede.

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