If only the grammar-related emails from public radio listeners were as charming as past TSOYA guest David Mitchell.
A delightful explication of every gay thing in every video game ever (there aren't that many).
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W. Kamau Bell is a San Francisco-based comedian who soaks up politics and pop culture and filters it through a racial lens, using his irreverent thoughts and critiques as fodder for his comedy.
He's released several comedy albums, including Face Full of Flour and One Night Only.
He recently ended a run of his one-man show, The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour. His television appearances include performances on Comics Unleashed and Comedy Central, and he is a co-founder of The Solo Performance Workshop.
Kyle Kinane is an emerging stand up comedian who mixes a honest, self-deprecating delivery with his natural story-telling ability.
He's recently toured with Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn. Kyle has also been a guest on several comedy podcasts, including Doug Benson's Doug Loves Movies, Marc Maron's WTF, Comedy and Everything Else, and The Adam Carolla podcast.
His debut album, "Death of the Party", is out on AST Records.
You can find out about his stand up shows across the country and read his observations about day to day life at www.kylekinane.com, and for more laughs, see another of one of his blogs, I'm Dead and It's All My Fault.
Comedian Erica Sigurdson returns to talk Hedonism, Dave's trip to LA, and sustainability.
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Nick Thune is a stand up comedian, actor, guitarist and writer. His observational humor often interlaces storytelling and music.
He's made the late night rounds doing stand up on The Tonight Show and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and as a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He's also had his own Comedy Central special and created the web series "Nick's Big Show".
He recently released his debut album, Thick Noon, on Comedy Central Records.
Laurie Brown: It's just as hard for us as it is for you. We've got lots of different names, and because we play so many genres of music, it's really easy to spout off a whole bunch of different things: "Oh, it's ambient, it's electronic, it's electronica, it's sort of freaky folk, it's avant-garde jazz, it's post-rock..." The thing that makes the most sense to me is, just think about late-night radio and think about the kind of music and the places you really want your brain to go at 10:00 through to midnight."Late-night radio" might not sound so descriptive as a musical aesthetic, but in this case it turns out to apply quite well. The Signal isn't exactly all about the music; it really is the sort of crafted, continuous-yet-discrete radio experience that's so awfully difficult to come by in this day and age. Each show begins with the most accessible edge of the particular sort of theme or subgenre or sensibility of hybridized electronica, freaky folk, avant-garde jazz, post-rock, etc. being explored, and then it gets deeper, obscurer and — natch — more interesting. In our interview, they liken it to first offering the gateway drugs, then sliding into the hard stuff.
Andy Sheppard: We're programming a lot of music that exists at the intersection of different styles. We're not going to play straight folk music or straight singer-songwriter or neo-classical music but music where the lines cross. You'll have a classical musician paired with a DJ or a world musician and an electronic artist.
Two selections from the MaxFunMarathon comprise this week's Jordan Jesse Go. Jordan and Jesse are joined by Dave Shumka from Stop Podcasting Yourself, plus special guests Andy Richter, Sarah Thyre, Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer
Spend an evening with me, Jesse Thorn, at the Calgary Folk Festival. I'll be presenting a talk called "Make Your Thing," about how people I know, like and admire have used the new media landscape to become financially independent while making what they love. I'll also be taking questions about whatever once that inevitably runs out of steam.