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Bullseye With Jesse Thorn: Carol Kane and Chris Fairbanks

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Bullseye
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Carol Kane
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Chris Fairbanks

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Carol Kane on her childhood, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and auditioning

Carol Kane is a veteran actress. She began her career in 1971 and landed some pretty heavy roles - one of her first films was in the Mike Nichols drama Carnal Knowledge. Later on, she'd work on other classics like Annie Hall and Dog Day Afternoon. She was even nominated for a best actress Oscar for her part in the 1975 film Hester Street.

She eventually found her home doing comedy, something she never expected she would do growing up. She appeared on Taxi as Simpka, the wife of Andy Kaufman's character on the show. She was in the Muppet Movie, The Princess Bride, Scrooged, and so many others. Her current project is Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt where she plays Lilian, Kimmy's landlord.

She and Jesse talk about her childhood, and the special school she went to that allowed actors time to audition. They also talk about many of her projects over her expansive career- The Princess Bride, Taxi, and of course Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Plus, she tells Jesse that after all of these years, she still gets nervous auditioning.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 in it's entirety is on Netflix now!

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Chris Fairbanks live at MaxFunCon

Chris Fairbanks is a standup comedian, he's appeared on Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central. Alongside April Richardson, he also hosts the tv show Almost Genius on TruTV. His standup is really unique. It is kind of improvised, really surreal, and contains lots of quick two line jokes.
Last year, we were lucky enough to host Chris at MaxFunCon, which is an annual gathering in the woods organized by Maximum Fun, and we've got a bit of his set from that show for you this week!

Check out Chris' album Fairbanks! which was released in 2010 and is an absolute classic. You can also still get tickets to MaxFunCon East which is happening this September in Pennsylvania.

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The Outshot: The Larry Sanders Show

Jesse tells us about the HBO metasitcom from the late 90's, The Larry Sanders Show.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 475: Johnny Guac and Cheese with Chris Fairbanks

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Chris Fairbanks

Fan favorite Chris Fairbanks joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the most popular monster trucks, half jingles from commercials you can't quite remember, and Chris's upcoming hip replacement surgery.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 441 - Chris Fairbanks

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Chris Fairbanks

Comedian Chris Fairbanks returns to talk Olympic diving, hip replacements, and hand stamps.

Download episode 441 here. (right-click)

Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (844)779-7631 (or UGH-SPY-POD1).

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International Waters: Episode 73 Not Nutkins!

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Andy & Gemma in London
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Jackie Kashian
Guests: 
Gemma Whelan
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Andy Zaltzman

Chris Fairbanks, Jackie Kashian, Gemma Whelan and Andy Zaltzman join host, Dave Holmes for pop culture quizzing about Shakespeare, scandals and corporations cack-handedly trying to memorialise Prince.

Chris Fairbanks wants to plug his TV show Almost Genius and his podcast Do You Need A Ride. Chris also recommends the Ted Cruz Bad Lip Reading video.

Jackie Kashian wants to plug her podcasts The Dork Forest and The Jackie and Laurie Show and recommends Maria Bamford's new Netflix show Lady Dynamite.

Gemma Whelan wants to plug her work in Game of Thrones, Upstart Crow and Horrible Histories. Gemma recommends Sara Pascoe's new book, Animal.

Andy Zaltzman wants to plug his up-coming Edinburgh Fringe show Plan Z. You can follow Andy on Twitter @ZaltzCricket for cricket-based tweets and @HelloBuglers for other stuff.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend new MaxFun podcast The Beef and Dairy Network.

Thanks to Failbetter Games for sponsoring this week's episode. You can check out their new game Fallen London here.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

International Waters: Episode 65 You Met Bobby?

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Adrian, Nadia, Dave, Chris & Carrie
Guests: 
Dave Holmes
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Adrian Poynton
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Carrie Poppy
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
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Nadia Kamil

Chris Fairbanks, Carrie Poppy, Nadia Kamil and Adrian Poynton join host, Dave Holmes for a New Year's episode featuring horrific YouTube videos, a defence of eyebrows and celebrity encounters.

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Chris Fairbanks wants to plug his new TruTV showAlmost Genius and recommends Ben Roy's performance in the TruTV show, Those Who Can't.

Carrie Poppy wants to plug her MaxFun podcast Oh No Ross and Carrie! and recommends the UCB Theatre show Cool Shit / Weird Shit.

Nadia Kamil wants to plug the movie she just shot, Buzzard Hollow Beef and recommends the Say Something In Welsh podcast.

Adrian Poynton recommends the Australian sitcom Please Like Me.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Nerdist Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave recommends the novel City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 404: Emotional Magic Carpet with Karen Kilgariff and Chris Fairbanks

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Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Karen Kilgariff

Karen Kilgariff and Chris Fairbanks join Jordan for a discussion of Chris's experience at a day rave, Karen's CD release party at a bar that was also having a "darkwave" music night and Jordan's attempt at scaring his cat with a cucumber.

International Waters: Episode 53 Ghost of a Forearm

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Dave, Chris, Tom, Lynn and Eliza
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Eliza Skinner
Guests: 
Tom Bell
Guests: 
Lynn Ferguson

Chris Fairbanks, Eliza Skinner, Lynn Ferguson and Tom Bell join host, Dave Holmes in studio for comedy quiz questions about the news, TripAdvisor reviews of transatlantic tourist attractions and some steamy collaborative slash-fic.

Other useful links this week:

Chris Fairbanks wants to plug his podcast Do You Need A Ride and recommends that you check out his DYNAR co-host Karen Kilgariff’s recent performance on Conan.

Eliza Skinner wants to plug her show Skinner Alive! at The Virgil on Thursday July 2nd and her Periscope account where you can see her doing improvised rapping from time to time. Eliza recommends the new book The Great Beanie Baby Bubble.

Lynn Ferguson wants to plug her new video podcast 20 Minutes Till Pickup.

Tom Bell wants to plug the new series of Project Greenlight and recommends the TV show Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, which is currently running on BBC America.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend Intimacy Idiot, a new collection of essays and short stories by Isaac Oliver.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

International Waters: Episode 49 Goodbye England’s Rose

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Karen, Dave and Chris
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Karen Kilgariff
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Holly Walsh
Guests: 
Tony Way

Chris Fairbanks, Karen Kilgariff, Holly Walsh and Tony Way join host, Dave Holmes for weird ice-cream tasting, 90s pop and Thomas the Tank engine slash fic.

Useful links this week:

Chris Fairbanks wants to plug his gigs at Bridgetown Comedy Festival next week.

Karen Kilgariff is also going to be at Bridgetown Comedy Festival and recommends the TV show A Crime to Remember.

Holly Walsh wants recently got an Invisalign brace and is hoping that if she talks about it enough they’ll retroactively sponsor her.

Tony Way wants to plug the TV show Inside No. 9 which he just appeared in and recommends that we all send money to Nepal. The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance has compiled a list of trusted charities that are currently raising funds towards Nepal relief.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to plug his nephew’s new BBQ place in Missoula, it’s called The Notorious P.I.G..

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 371: Night Flutes with Chris Fairbanks

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Chris Fairbanks

Chris Fairbanks joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's week off, proper terminology for drones, and the time Chris gave the drummer from Staind a ride home.

Get your tickets to see Jordan and Jesse live in Santa Cruz!

International Waters: Episode 40 Cue the Jingle Bells!

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Erin, Chris and Dave
Guests: 
Erin McGathy
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Cariad Lloyd
Guests: 
Paul Foxcroft

Erin McGathy, Chris Fairbanks, Cariad Lloyd and Paul Foxcroft join host, Dave Holmes and share stories of Grandmothers’ biscuits, the Danish word for squirrel and Santa’s washboard ass.

It’s our Christmas special, so we get into the differences in how our countries celebrate the holidays, talk about Santa in sexually explicit terms and break out the Christmas crackers.

Useful links this week:

Erin McGathy wants to plug the wedding special of her podcast and is currently enjoying series two of The Comeback.

Chris Fairbanks is on Twitter @ChrisFairbanks and is currently being “Forest Gumped” into some scenes from Cocktail. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to find the end result here. In the meantime, you can see the first film where they Forest Gumped Chris into an episode of Dragnet. Chris is currently enjoying the paintings of a guy who works on the Venice boardwalk. This guy doesn't have a website and Chris hasn't even seen him around recently, but guess who else paints and who does have a website? Chris' dad James Fairbanks!

Cariad Lloyd wants to plug her other improve group Austentatious, who do improvised Jane Austen novels and are touring in the new year. Cariad’s on Twitter as @LadyCariad. Cariad recommends Graham Linehan’s recent sitcom, The Walshes.

Paul Foxcroft is on Twitter as @MisterSpiderGod and recommends that we all spend Christmas re-watching The Kids in the Hall.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend an app called FrickBits, which uses the GPS info from your smartphone to make beautiful art.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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