Just yesterday I was telling Jack McBrayer that I would be crushed if it wasn't picked up. He, needless to say, felt the same way.
Today: RENEWED! WOOOOO HOOOOOO!
Come see a live taping of a new Comedy Central show, THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL!
Four hilarious comics and one hysterical judge are putting American culture on trial.
Starring LEWIS BLACK, ANDY DALY, GREG GIRALDO, PATTON OSWALT, PAUL F. TOMPKINS and created by David Sacks ("The Simpsons", "Malcom in the Middle") and Scott Carter (HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher", "Politically Incorrect").
Thursday, April 5
Hollywood Center Studios -- Stage 7
1040 N. Las Palmas Ave., Los Angeles, CA
Audience members need to be at the stage by 4:00pm. If you (or someone you know!) would like to attend please contact Chris at (323) 575-4321 to RSVP.
Wow, that's a real murderer's row of talent. Sounds like a great time and a great TV show.
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Our theme music: "Love You" by The Free Design, courtesy of The Free Design and Light in the Attic Records
The Sound of Young America and Jordan Jesse GO! are supported in part by Project Breakout!
Our guests are Rob Huebel, Aziz Ansari and Paul Scheer of The Human Giant. These three friends' popular short films, directed by Jason Woliner, landed them a deal to produce an MTV comedy series, which premiers this week.
They talk with us about making the films "The Illusionators" (above) and "Shutterbugs" (below), working with MTV, and more. Joining them on the show are friends like Jon Glaser, Patton Oswalt, Dan Mintz, Nick Swardson and Brian Posehn.
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Our intersititial music is provided by DJW
The Sound of Young America is underwritten in part by Project Breakout
Most of the Acceptable.TV "pilots" are pretty silly, but this one pretty much takes the cake for silliness. I was laughing like a fool.
Here's some more of my interview with Anne Beatts. She talks about getting her first byline in The National Lampoon, the work of her then-boyfriend Michael O'Donaghue, and more.
If you're interested in learning more about the history of The National Lampoon, which in many ways is the dividing line between mid-century and contemporary humor, on this show, in which I interviewed the biographer of Doug Kenney, the magazine's editor.
If you missed part one of the interview, you can find it here.
I'll be running this interview on the radio show, but it might not be for a few weeks.
Some technical notes: I learned how to put still photos in there! And how to bring outside audio in under video! And my cross fades are slightly better! If anyone out there is a video guru and wants to help me improve in shooting this stuff, please get in touch.
Go to Best Buy, or get online, and buy The Wire Season One for $24.99.
This is the best television program ever created. Better than Roots, better than Lucy, better than The Sopranos, better than Hill Street Blues, better than anything. I mean this literally, not as some kind of hyperbole. When I watch The Wire, I almost can't believe how lucky I am to live in 2007.
For a long long time, the DVDs have been very expensive. This is a great opportunity to jump in while the jumping in is good.
Damn, this DJ Stretch Armstrong blog is serious. This time it's the original demo version of Nas' "It Ain't Hard to Tell"
Finally, someone has stepped up to the plate on a matter of vital national interest. Our own DJW remixes the theme from "Airwolf."
Can I lay this on you right now? THIS AMERIE TRACK IS BANANAS. I presume that's the uber-talented Rich Harrison on the boards. I just listened to this song four times in a row.
USA Today's Pop Candy Podcast gets a serious Galifianak Attak
Patti Smith struggles with what it means to be inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame.
A fascinating interview on Fresh Air on how credit card companies screw you.
Timbaland in the Times
Run DMC rock it live with Naughty By Nature: Treach rips it.
R.A. tha Rugged Man: An American Original
Stevie knocks out an amazing drum solo sometime in the late 60s
Jim Gaffigan on Fair Game (MP3)
And Tig Notaro, too (MP3)
Why am I so excited about this Ciabatta Bread rap song?
Jazzy Jeff is the DJ, Peedi Peedi is the rapper
A well earned appreciation of Philly rapper Bahamadia
Longtime TSOYA boosted David Lifton interviews Jordan Zevon (son of Warren) on his Wings for Wheels podcast
Don't have a TSOYA t-shirt yet?
Seriously: boys or girls... small through XXL... $16 INCLUDING shipping?
(Thanks to forum poster diddlymike for the FANTASTIC picture)
The High Five Contest is drawing to a close... what an exciting time this has been. We'll announce the winners on Jordan Jesse GO!, which should go up on Tuesday.
In the meantime, if you are an entrant, and are all done entering, email your final point total to jjgo@maximumfun dot org. Include your address -- remember that all entrants will get some stickers in the mail. Please do this by Monday afternoon so we can determine the winner by nightfall.
And if you haven't entered yet, you have until midnight pacific to do so! You could even win!
Furthermore: if you haven't entered your Debut story for our This American Life contest, please do so by calling 206-984-4FUN. You could win an autographed Ira Glass poster, which as an astute forum member pointed out is the Farah Fawcett poster of the 21st century.