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I'm off to Santa Cruz for Maximum Funny!

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I'm headed to Santa Cruz -- Saturday night is the big show!

I'll be hosting a performance by Mary Van Note, Brent Weinbach and Kasper Hauser at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz. We're calling it "Maximum Funny," and all the proceeds from the show will benefit KUSP, the station that carries TSOYA in the Scruz.

Check out Wallace Baine's really nice piece in the Santa Cruz Sentinel for some more info about the show... or check out Traci Hukill's great piece in the Metro Santa Cruz.

This thing's gonna be a blast, and the money goes to a great cause. Get your tickets at KUSP.org.

"Jesse, you only like rap music."

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Band of Horses, "No One's Gonna Love You" from The FADER on Vimeo.

WRONG. I also like THE HORSE BAND, and their hit single "No One's Gonna Love You."

Podcast: Reno 911!'s Stars and Creators Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and Kerri Kenney-Silver

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Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and Kerri Kenney-Silver are the co-creators and co-stars of Comedy Central's Reno 911!. The show, a mockumentary in the style of COPS, is headed into the second half of its fifth season. The trio also collaborated on the Comedy Central series Viva Variety, and worked together as members of the sketch comedy group The State.

During our interview, they revealed that The State will be producing a Comedy Central special later this year, along with a DVD release of the full series, including numerous extras.

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If you enjoyed this show, try these:
Two Sides of a Coin with Dave Attell and Michael Showalter
The Nucular Option with Geoffrey Nunberg and Stella (David Wain, Michael Ian Black & Michael Showalter)
Patton Oswalt

Reno 911 Returns Tonight

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Coming up tommorow, an interview with Kerri Kenney-Silver, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant.

But for now: Kenny-Silver and AMERICA'S FUNNIEST MAN, Mr. Andrew Daly.

The Masters of Song-Fu

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Speaking of Paul & Storm and Jonathan Coulton, our old pal Ken Plume over at Quickstop Entertainment is running a very interesting competition. He's asked P&S, Coulton and Doc Hammer (The Venture Brothers) to serve as "Iron Chefs" for a songwriting contest called The Masters of Song-Fu. They take on 20 challengers, writing a song in just one week on a theme suggested by the site.

This week, it's "Write A Classic TV Theme for Yourself."

Should be interesting.

We dance just as good as we walk!

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This is right up there with DJ Quik's "Pitch In Ona Party" on my list of ALL TIME JAMS. Pitch In is below.

Tighten Up via LonelySandwich

Goodbye Fair Game?

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Public Radio Program Directors News is reporting that PRI is pulling the plug on Fair Game. I don't have any inside info to offer, other than that this is a dissapointment. It certainly speaks to how hostile the environment out there is to new public radio programs.

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO!: Ep. 61B: Humiliating Failures

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Jesse, Jordan and special guest Dan Kennedy discuss humiliation and suchlike. Part two of a two part show.

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Want to pledge by phone?

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You can.

Use the button above to pledge by phone. You just click it, type in your number, then your phone rings, then my phone rings. You'll tell me what you want to pledge, then I'll invoice you via email.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why not just pledge online?
There is no good reason not to do it online. However, if making myself available to you via telephone gets you to pledge, then who am I to turn that down?

Will I stil get prizes?
Yup.

Should I call before 9AM or after 9PM pacific time?
Absolutely not. If you do, I will be very annoyed.

What if you don't pick up?
Then I'm not around to answer the phone. Leave your name, email address, and what pledge you'd like to make. Please spell out your email address clearly.

Are you driving to Santa Cruz for Maximum Funny on Friday? Will you still be answering the phone?
Yes, I am driving to Santa Cruz, and no, I won't be answering the phone then. This offer is only open today and tommorow. And potentially next week if I can, but no promises.

What if you're eating lunch? I think it's gross to talk to someone on the phone who's eating.
Tough shit, I have to eat or I'll die.

Are these calls going to some Indian call center?
My grandfather's grandmother was full-blooded Osage, and I take offense at that remark.

Internets Celebrities: Checkmate

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Dallas and Rafi check out the Check Cashing hustle. Golden.

I hereby declare that the Internets Celebrities are as DELIGHTFUL as they are INFORMATIVE!

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