How to get invited back on Letterman (courtesy of TV on the Radio)
How not to get invited back on Leno (courtesy of Bilal)
Just to clarify: both of these are great, and my personal preference is for the latter, despite the fact that Bilal is clearly high out of his gourd and makes the inexplicable choice to sing the entire first half of the song in the uppermost part of his register.
Here's a special bonus podcast. Since we're sponsoring Todd Barry's shows at the Hemlock Tavern Saturday night, here's some comedy from his most recent CD, "Falling Off the Bone."
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On behalf of The Sound of Young America, I would like to award this Emmy to Tracy Morgan, in the category Best Crazy Talk on a Comedy Series, for his portrayal of Tracy Jordan on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.
"Pleased as a peacork, baby!"
I met Dan, aka DJW, at the big Aspen showcase last week. If you don't know, he's the guy who creates the music I use on the show in between segments on The Sound. He's a nice guy with an absurd Worcester, Mass accent. I told him about my vague memories of Worcester from a college visit -- sadness and Dunkin' Donuts in equal measure.
If you get the chance, you should really check out his website. If you're too lazy, here are a couple of his (great) remixes:
Good to know there's somebody with talent involved in this show. Sheesh.
As part of The Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast, I'm posting weekly pages from their upcoming book (in stores 10/31!) "SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane." If you subscribe to the podcast, you'll get them automatically, but you can also see them here at maximumfun.org.
A fascinating video clip from the New Yorker Festival on the science of hit movies.
Direct from Louie's keyboard:
This is a big thing folks. I've performed in about 20 cities since March getting ready for this...
I'm taping my very first HBO hour standup special on NOVEMBER 4TH at the MUSIC BOX/HENRY FONDA THEATER in HOLLYWOOD. There are two shows, 7 and 9.
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE on HTTP://www.TICKETWEB.COM. I kept them at 15 dollars because I want poor assholes like me to be able to afford the show.
Please come. It will be a great night and the biggest, most important standup comedy I've done in 22 years.
**ALSO! I just found out that the special will air on HBO on Janary 13th!
okay, that's all. Please forward this message to anyone you know who is anywhere near Southern California and who might want to see this show.
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In our first episode, we have a pledge drive blowout. This includes trying to auction off a date with Dan (theme music composer), and hearing some bizarre dreams, as well as pledge messages from Petey the Penguin.
In our second episode, it's all Rock & Roll. Gene brings us rock facts, plus an Ozzy Osbourne themed game. Also, an interview with some folks I don't remember interviewing AT ALL, plus the Evil Computer.
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