In this week's Jordan Jesse GO!, we are visited by comedian and podcaster Jimmy Pardo.
We talk about all kinds of stuff, and have so much fun that we've split this week's show into two parts once again. Later this week, more on Sex and the City and an all-new Hang It Up, Keep It Up.
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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 one and only Paul Reubens, comedy god and creator of Pee-Wee Herman, the fictional character about whom I care most in the world, will be gracing the stage of the SF Sketchfest (of which we are a sponsor) tonight. He'll be interviewed by Bay Area journalism legend Ben Fong-Torres. And guess what, there are even some tickets still available!
Seriously, get your tickets and get your ass out to the show, Bay Areans. Do this thing.
Q: Who will win?
A: WE ALL WIN.
Note: I got a bit tired of some of Conan O'Brien's schtick long ago. And Andy Richter was my favorite part of the show. And I go to bed at 10:30 like an elderly man now.
But man, isn't Conan wonderfully funny with guests? It's a rare skill to be as funny as he is without stealing attention from the person you're interviewing. Wow. He's really gotten spectacularly good at it.
Scott Aukerman took some great photos at Comedy Death Ray, part of SF Sketchfest, of which we are a proud sponsor. Our man in SF, Darryl, promises some recaps of the shows we've been missing, but in the meantime, a few pictures...
Our friend BlaggBlogg vs. the World's Enemy Dane Cook: BATTLE ROYALE!
When Sosa and Mac broke the record... was the ball actually juiced?
Stephen Colbert in EW (via Comedy Central Insider)
Nick Swardson's "Gay Robot" pilot in full
The Onion partners with the Washington Post (really)
Slovin & Allen interviewed in Gothamist
Eureko! 30 Rock on the internet for free!
Jordan Carlos talks about being a black comic who didn't grow up in a tough neighborhood
Dr Pepper Museum makes the NY Times!
David Byrne sure keeps himself busy.
Todd at Dead-Frog runs down the major programming for the US COmedy Arts Festival in Aspen. (PS: Unless something changes, no Prank the Dean -- but there is Jonathan Coulton!)
First person to email me with the name of the Genesis game above (with their address) gets stickers in the mail!
If you haven't already, check out our show with the creators of K of P, and our show with Maz Jobrani, one of the show's stars. And listen to this week's Jordan, Jesse GO! for a brand new contest that will be one of the awesomest ever launched.
kelefa sanneh, Our Favorite Music Journalist With An Uncapitalized Name, runs down the current situation in today's Times.
According to the Times:
* Drama and Cannon are being charged with racketeering and helpd on $100,000 bond.
* The RIAA maintains that "a sound recording is either copyrighted or it's not." Since mix tape DJs have only implied permission to use the music they use, they're out of luck.
* The RIAA claims that Cannon and Drama were sent a cease-and-desist letter before the raid.
If you're unfamiliar with the situation, sanneh runs it down pretty effectively in his story, describing (accurately) the esteem in which these guys are held in the hip-hop community, the enthusiastic endorsements they get from artists, and so on.
And: VH1 gets comments from the RIAA: "We don't consider this being against mixtapes as some sort of class of product. We enforce our rights civilly or work with police against those who violate state law. Whether it's a mixtape or a compilation or whatever it's called, it doesn't really matter: If it's a product that's violating the law, it becomes a target."
Additionally: Eskay is reporting at XXL.com that Drama and Cannon have been released from jail.
Kool G. Rap (Produced by DJ Premier) - What's More Realer Than That (MP3)
Video: J. Smooth interviews the Ego Trip crew about The White Rapper Show
Sacha Baron Cohen on NPR's Day to Day
A Speach from Bill Moyers on Media Reform
The Jon Brian Show: an unaired VH1 pilot featuring Elliott Smith, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and many others.
Run visits Super Rockin' Mr. Magic's radio show in 1987 (on hip-hop radio legend DJ Stretch Armstrong's new blog)
Is publishing a joke book with quotations from famous comics intellectual property theft? (NPR)
Craig Mack is Back with "I Heard" (and it's very good)
Common & Bilal performing "Play Your Cards Right" on Leno (with Jeremy Piven on congos!)
This week we take an in-depth look at TRICKS AND TRICKERY. Our guest is the great Mal Sharpe, half of Coyle & Sharpe. If you heard him on this show from August, 2006 -- hear him again, five years ago! This show was originally broadcast January 10th, 2002.