Two weeks or so ago, Jordan and I participated in one of the most surreal nights of our lives. Our pal Paul Scheer invited us to be part of Night of 140 Tweets, a Twitter performance at the UCB Theater here in LA. Each of us performed one of our tweets on stage, alongside 138 other performers, ranging from Will Ferrell to Ben Stiller to our pal Lonely Sandwich from You Look Nice Today.
Now, the show is available from iTunes and Amazon. You can get it from iTunes for $2.99, or you can get the digital download PLUS the DVD for $10.99 from Amazon. I recommend the latter - and remember, all the money goes to charity.
Please tweet and re-tweet the announcement and share the good news - the hash tag is #140tweets.
Weird Al finally gets the biopic he deserves, courtesy of Eric Appel.
So I visited the IFC compound in Austin while we were at SxSW. The folks there are big JJGo fans and TSOYA fans, because as our pal Jimmy would say, THEY GET IT.
As if their bizarre and amazing show Food Party wasn't enough to convince you, they just dropped a newsbomb on us... they'll not only be airing The Kids in the Hall's CBC series, they'll also air David Cross' BBC show, plus, perhaps most excitingly, a new show from the folks behind Onion Network News.
If you haven't been watching ONN, it's pretty much lapped the rest of the internet in the "funny video on the internet" department. The head writer is our pal Carol Kolb, who is mega-funny and a WAY COOL lady, and among the staffmembers is our pal Geoff Haggerty of Elephant Larry. Basically, it's so funny that I hate it.
So bully to IFC, who seem to be giving adult swim a run for their money in the "making something interesting and funny and putting it on TV" department.
I harbor not-so-secret ambitions to make MaximumFun.org the world hub of things that are awesome. Today, I am proud to announce a big step in that direction: the addition of Stop Podcasting Yourself to the MaximumFun.org stable of podcasts.
Hosts Dave Shumka and Graham Clark have been hosting one of the funniest little shows on the internet from their hideout in Vancouver, British Columbia for a couple of years now. They've built quite a following, but I always felt that their following wasn't quite as big as it should be, so I'm proud that we can help bring their charming and hilarious show to a wider audience.
The guys have been active MaxFunSters for years, and their show has been an active topic of discussion in our forum. I'd recommend starting with this episode, featuring MaxFunPal and You Look Nice Today star Scott Simpson, or this one, with Paul F. Tompkins if you haven't yet been initiated into SPY's growing cult.
We're building out the SPY page here at MaxFun as I write this - expect it in the next week or two. In the meantime, check out the show in iTunes
Chris Hardwick of The Nerdist podcast and G4 TV's Web Soup joins Jesse and Jordan to talk about the worldwide waffle crisis, the first robin of spring and more. Plus Judge John Hodgman and the case of "is chili a soup?"
Malcolm Ingram, the director of Bear Nation, talks with Jesse Thorn at South by Southwest. The film is about "bears," a gay subculture known for their girth, their penchant for all things hirsute, and their acceptance of men who may not have been comfortable in other parts of gay culture.
Comedian and writer Karen Kilgariff performs standup comedy on The Sound of Young America. She's been head writer for Ellen, and was a castmember of the sketch comedy series Mr. Show.
This set was recorded at The Sound of Young America Presents: Laugh Night, a benefit for Art Share Los Angeles.
Double banana? Yeah, I like that.