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Podcast: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Co-Creator Dave Willis

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Out interview guest Dave Willis is the co-creator of the cult series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The television program has just become a film, called "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Moviefilm for Theaters." The trailer for the film is below.

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Andrew WK about town...

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America's top Rock Star, your friend Andrew WK is making the rounds in New York City this week.

Tonight, he appears at the PIT's show "Comic Book Club," which is a weekly talk show about comic books. He'll appear alongside Timmy Williams of The Whitest Kids U Know. Show's at 9:30.

Then tommorow (Wednesday), you can catch him on the Conan O'Brien television program. I'd have missed it if it weren't for our Notable Television & Radio Appearances thread on the forum. If someone cool is getting some shine, make sure to share it with all of us there!

Ira Glass' Other TV Gig

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Ira Glass guest-stars in this episode of Acceptable.TV's "Mr. Sprinkles."

For those who haven't been following the show: Mr. Sprinkles is a Cat-in-the-Hat-like figure who finds that his methods (breaking into homes on rainy days to entertain children) are frowned upon in today's society. His life has fallen apart and he's now in jail.

Previously on TSOYA: Dan Harmon, Acceptable.TV Creator Interview

Elsewhere: TAL in The Onion

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO! Ep. 20: Sadness, etc.

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In this week's Jordan Jesse GO!, we discuss our joys and sadnesses.

Introduction
Jesse and Jordan are on a marina. We address the fact that a listener named Mika thought a "beer koozie" was a jacuzzi full of beer. Also: Jordan wants to get a massage, but he's worried he'll accidentally go to a handjob store.
Elderly Greeks
Jordan attended his house-mate Lauren's grand-Uncle's 80th birthday. Children insulted the uncle. Jordan is worried that the more comedy he does, the less he is able to directly experience life -- he just sees everything as comedy fodder.
A Drinking Game?
What would be the rules of a JJGO or TSOYA drinking game?

Puppies, Etc

Jesse's girlfriend Theresa has hormones which are starting to demand children. So they are thinking about getting a dog instead.

Guy Quits His Job
Our new thing is celebrating important moments in your life with you. A guy called in immediately after quitting his job, which he hated.

ACTION ITEMS

* Should we have Rutger Hauer on JJGO? If so: what should we do with him?
* If you're creative, do you see everything through that lens? Does it intrude on your direct experience of life?
* Have a rule for the JJGO drinking game?
* Should Jordan join Crunch fitness, and where can he get a massage that won't turn into a handjob?


LISTENER SONG

"Doo Doo Doo Doo" by The Screaming Eagles from "Enemy Gold" (Thanks, Dave!)

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* Would you like to play Would You Rather with us on a future episode? Email us or give us a call at 206-984-4FUN.

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Mike Daisey Follow-Up...

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I just got an email from our friend Mike Daisey. Turns out, by coincidence, that they were taping the show the night of the walk-out. Above, you can see what happened -- apparently they were objecting to the word "fuck" being said in front of high-school students? Hard to tell, because none of them will talk to Mike as they file out of the theater.

In the video above, you can see not only the walk-out, but Mike's perplexity, then anger, then regrouping. As a special bonus, you can see a bit of Mike's great show.

Note to protesters: this was a shitty protest.

(Post-action report on our blog here, Mike's description here).

Dick Cavett & Eddie Murphy - BFF

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These guys are best pals of all time. Deee-lightful.

David Letterman can barely get a word in edge-wise.

Mike Daisey show interrupted by anti-art terrorists...

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You may remember monologuist Mike Daisey from our live show in New York City late last year, when he told an amazing story about his childhood in Maine. Mike is an extremely nice guy, a gifted performer, and a thoughtful man. Last night, his show was interrupted by a choreographed mass walkout.

I'm still dealing with all the ramifications, but here's what it felt like from my end: I am performing the show to a packed house, when suddenly the lights start coming up in the house as a flood of people start walking down the aisles--they looked like a flock of birds who'd been startled, the way they all moved so quickly, and at the same moment...it was shocking, to see them surging down the aisles. The show halted as they fled, and at this moment a member of their group strode up to the table, stood looking down on me and poured water all over the outline, drenching everything in a kind of anti-baptism.

Here's his full description of the events.

If you live in the Boston area, I think the best way to respond to this kind of madness is to go to his show. If you're on the fence, try reading this rapturous review in the Boston Globe. Mike will be at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge through May 8th. It's worth your time.

Podcast: Steven Wright

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Steven Wright is a standup comedy legend. He's also an Academy Award winner, and is well known for playing, well, Steven Wright-like guys in films like Reservoir Dogs, Half Baked and Babe: Pig in the City.

His new comedy special "When the Leaves Blow Away" is about to be released on DVD -- it's his first special in 15 years.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe: Ep. 4: The Druggist

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In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. Today, their humor is a cultural touchstone for artists as varies as Henry Rollins and The Upright Citizens Brigade.

These recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

This week, Coyle & Sharpe visit the pharmacy, but the pharmacist is upset when he discovers they are planning a home surgery.

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Nichols & May: Mother & Son

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The legendary Mike Nichols & Elaine May perform one of their classic telephone routines, with Nichols as a NASA scientist and May as his worried mother.

Found after watching this wonderful routine they performed on the 1959 Emmy awards, which was pointed out by recent TSOYA guest Brian Stack. It seems that YouTube user drono2 has stumbled upon a cache of these videos -- anyone know where they're from?

It would be difficult to overstate the importance of Nichols & May in ushering in the modern era of American comedy. It's a horrible shame that Elaine May has acted so rarely since the Nichols & May days -- if you don't believe me, rent the mediocre Woody Allen film Small Time Crooks and catch her brilliant turn.

So, on this topic: should I rent Ishtar?

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