Adam Lisagor from You Look Nice Today joins Jesse and Jordan to talk about what they do when they're hanging out, wearing their cashmere sweatpants.
I am a huge Super Dave fan, but in my capacity as Sound of Young America booker, I got turned down COLD by Super Dave. But did I turn against him? No. Because Super Dave had bigger fish to fry. I understand what size of fish I am. I just try to do my swimming and eat smaller fish and avoid hooks. But enough about Fish Me. Let's watch Super Dave on Conan.
I know Charlie much better than I know Paul, but I certainly know that Paul is a very smart guy, one of the funniest people in the world, and good friends with some good friends of mine. He's also always been kind to me and the show. As for Charlie, he's one of the nicest guys you could ever meet, and has worked very, very hard to keep Improv Everywhere a moral, positive organization. So you better believe that what he writes is very heartfelt.
I've participated in a couple of IE missions, and my experience was uniformly positive. A few people gave us bemused looks, a few ignored us, but most seemed to really enjoy what we were up to. I know that's what Charlie enjoys about doing this - making something fun and funny for people going through their everyday lives.
Nonetheless, I found Paul's thoughtful criticisms interesting, and they certainly gave me pause. Anyway, worth your time.
You can tell it's Christmas, because all of our favorite LA comedians have recorded this ironic cover of Do They Know It's Christmas to promote the Comedy Death Ray 2010 calendar and Christmas CD.
Featuring (in order): Paul F. Tompkins, R.O. Manse, Tig Notaro, Rob Huebel, Patton Oswalt, Mike Phirman, Jimmy Pardo, Brian Posehn & Scott Aukerman, Garfunkel & Oates, Aimee Mann, Chris Hardwick, Paul Scheer & June Diane Raphael, Doug Benson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Nick Thune, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Cracked Out, Dragon Boy Suede, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon & Ed Helms
Kurt "Explodo" Andersen is going to be at the wonderful Greene Space at WNYC next Tuesday night with the Studio 360 crew for a show about time travel. Guests include the fantastic Janelle Monae and our old pal Mike Daisey. Tickets are $15 and should be well worth it.
Scott Schuman is the creator of the street fashion photography blog The Sartorialist. His new book collects some of his favorite photos from the blog. His subjects range from Hasidim on the streets of New York to garment industry insiders in Milan.
The good folks at PRI had me record a little video message (on my iPhone!) about why I'm with PRI, because they're doing some fundraising. I'm so happy and grateful to be part of the Public Radio International family.
The actors behind The Trailer Park Boys have a new show in development (albeit without writer/director Mike Clattenburg).
Here's what the Ottawa Citizen has to say.
It includes three grown men working on a children's show in the sleepy town of Port Cockerton (of course) called The Happy Funtime Hour. But they don't stray that far from their drunk and cursing former selves.
The guitarist from the rock band Rush, Alex Lifeson, shows up as a scientist to teach children about nutrition, but somehow creates an addictive hallucinogen from local berries. The cast then unknowingly ingests the drug and begins to believe they are the characters they are portraying on the show — including deranged pirates, playboys from a 1980s television show and a group of not-very-super superheroes. There is also the added problem of a dysfunctional crime family that runs Port Cockerton, and a dangerous cult somewhere in there. Okaaaaaaaay.
And then the series promises to turn all this into a Monty Python-esque sketch show.