At the beginning of this year, we lost Andrew Koenig to suicide. Andrew was the video producer for Never Not Funny, a podcast hosted by our good friends Jimmy Pardo and Matt Belknap. He was also Jimmy's brother-in-law. Andrew was a kind man and is fondly remembered by us and remains loved dearly by his family.
Today, I got an email from a listener named Laura Geryk. Like a lot of folks, she knew and loved Andrew through Never Not Funny. Sadly, the week Andrew died, Laura also lost a coworker, BB to suicide.
To remember Andrew and BB, she's walking in a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We hope you'll support her efforts to bring suicide "out of the darkness."
Over at Put This On, we just published episode three, which features past Sound of Young America guest Paul Feig.
The Onion's video team KILLS IT, again.
Kaitlin Fontana returns to talk conventions, Playboy, and quitting stories.
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Our friend Brent Weinbach sends us this amazing commercial for "My Buddy" and "Kid Sister" toys. Brilliant.
The other day, Mike Birbiglia called me. It's always a pleasure to hear from Mike, who's just as nice a guy in real life as he seems on stage, but in this case, he had a specific issue that needed addressing.
Yes. They are.
"So, do you think they might want to open for me in San Francisco?"
Yes, I'm sure they would.
"Do you have their number?"
Yes, I do.
And it was settled.
Be there, or be square.
Jon Glaser is a comedy writer and performer. After beginning his comedy career on the mainstage at Second City, he wrote for and gave life to various characters on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Glaser has also written for The Jenny McCarthy Show, The Dana Carvey Show and Human Giant. His newest project is a show on Cartoon Networks' [adult swim], Delocated, about a reality show centered on a man in the witness protection program.
The show is entering its second season.