comedy

Throwing Shade #41: Strawberries and Game of Thrones

| 0 comments

Erin got cupped and Bryan went on an old boat, but it wasn't good times for everyone this week, and especially not for gay commitment ceremonies in Tennessee and ladies on "Game of Thrones." Learn all about all those things plus how to get married dressed as a strawberry this week on Throwing Shade.


Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jim Rash, Bob Saget, Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham

| 1 comment
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jessica St. Clair
Guests: 
Lennon Parham
Guests: 
Jim Rash
Guests: 
Bob Saget
Guests: 
Mark Frauenfelder

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

And if you're looking for a particular segment to listen to or share, check us out on Soundcloud.

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham of Playing House: Improv in the Writers' Room, Showing Real Friendships on TV, and 'Girl Porn'

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham play best friends on TV, and if their on-screen chemistry seems real, it is. They met doing improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and have been writing partners ever since. They co-created and star in Playing House, a new comedy about female friendship that's more reminiscent of Lucy and Ethel than it is Carrie Bradshaw's gang.

Playing House follows Emma and Maggie, two women who have been friends forever. Maggie stayed in their hometown, got married, and is expecting a baby. Emma has been professionally ambitious, closing business deals in Shanghai, and hasn't been back to visit for what must be years.

Parham and St. Clair join us to talk about the marathon improv sessions that produce the show's jokes, the designer home "girl porn" that provides contrast to their characters' weirdness, and their real-life friendship.

Playing House airs on the USA network Tuesday nights at 10/9c.

Bonus audio: Parham and St. Clair talk about their beginnings at the UCB.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.

Boing Boing's Mark Frauenfelder Recommends: Zombie Dice and Hitman Go

Whether you're looking to zombie-fy yourself, or get absorbed into the world of a contract killer, Boing Boing's Mark Frauenfelder's got just the game for you. He's the host of the Gweek podcast, and he drops by to suggest a couple of his favorite new games. He recommends checking out the multi-player Zombie Dice to collect brains and avoid shotgun blasts to the head. If you prefer a game you can play solo, he suggests the strategy-based (and bloodless) game for iOS, Hitman Go.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.

Mark Davis/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

The Part: Bob Saget on 'Full House'

When Bob Saget was in his twenties, he had a lot of plates spinning. He tried film school (and dropped out after just a few days). He performed stand up. He warmed up sitcom audiences. He appeared in a Richard Pryor movie. He even worked for a few months as a morning talk show host, before he was told he was "too hot for TV."

But the part that changed everything wasn't controversial, or crazy. It was playing the straight man, on a sitcom aimed at families.

And despite the schmaltzy moments and broad jokes aimed at kids, Saget is proud of his role as widower and family man Danny Tanner on Full House. He'll tell us why.

Saget's new memoir is Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian. It's very personal and sweet and also sometimes vulgar, which is pretty much exactly what you might expect. He's also touring his new stand up show. You can find details on his website.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.

Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Jim Rash on Being "TV Ugly", Awkward Dad Talks, and Writing with Nat Faxon

Jim Rash has a lot of irons in the fire. He's a regular on NBC's Community and hosts the Sundance Channel series The Writers' Room. When Rash isn't on-screen, he's writing and directing. With his writing partner Nat Faxon, he wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for The Descendants. The pair also wrote and directed last year's coming-of-age comedy The Way, Way Back, which drew on some of Rash's childhood experiences.

Rash joins us this week to talk about the awkward-yet-motivational summer talks he had with his dad and stepdad as a teenager, exploring writing techniques with TV showrunners on The Writers' Room, and writing for Community during Dan Harmon's absence.

Community airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on NBC.
The Writers' Room airs Friday nights at 9/8c on on the Sundance Channel.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.

The Outshot: Wet Hot American Summer

Wanna be pals with Jesse? Here's the litmus test.

If you liked this, let someone know! Click here to share this segment.

Listen Now
Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

TS133: Paycheck Fairness, Lesbian Police Chief Fired, Day Drinking, Beyonce

| 0 comments
Show: 
Throwing Shade

Did you know that the reason women don't get paid equally is because they're just plain ol' dumb? It's true - according to lunatics like Charles Murray and Texas gubernatorial hopeful (less) Greg Abbott. Plus, a police chief named Crystal Moore got fired in Latta, South Carolina, because she's a lesbian. And, Bryan gives the rundown on how he'd sneak into Jay-Z and Beyonce's house. And it's a great plan. 

Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die

See Us! TSPOD Live shows

Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes

Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod

Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com

Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page

Listen Now
Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Throwing Shade 40: Equal Pay for Women & Beyonce

| 0 comments

Did you know that the reason women don't get paid equally is because they're just plain ol' dumb? It's true! According to lunatics like Charles Murray and gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott. Plus, a police chief named Crystal Moore got fired in Latta, South Carolina, because she's a lesbian. And, Bryan gives the rundown on how he'd sneak into Jay Z and Beyonce's house. And it's a great plan.


Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 322: Brunch for Days with Robin Thede

| 0 comments
Guests: 
Robin Thede

Comedian and writer Robin Thede joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of therapists, their trip to an LA Kiss arena football game, and Jesse's vacation.

Listen Now
Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

My Brother, My Brother and Me 197: Number the Veins

| 1 comment

Do you know how much we love you? We love you enough to get interested in what you're interested in, assuming that you're interested in Applebee's gift cards, because that's really about as far as we're willing to go.

Suggested talking points: Game of Grindage, Applebee's Double Dip, Cat Abs, Doublet Survival, Dirty Story Boys Co., Boss Buds, Fjorrest Gump

Listen Now
Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

One Bad Mother Episode 53: Traveling With Kids / Making Dinnertime Easier with guest Janice Newell Bissex

| 0 comments
Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Janice Newell Bissex

This week, Biz and Theresa try to be helpful. Wait! Where are you going? We talk about the joys and fears of traveling with kids, explore expectations, and offer a few tips. Warning: Tip results may vary by family and child. Plus, we're joined by Janice Newell Bissex, of Meal Makeover Moms, who helps us get a grip on dinner time.

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
Join our mailing list!
Follow One Bad Mother on Twitter
Follow Biz on Twitter
Follow Theresa on Twitter
Check us out on Facebook and like us!

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485

The cookbooks: No Whine with Dinner and The Moms Guide to Meal Makeovers
MealMakeoverMoms.com
The Meal Makeover App
Meal Makeover Moms on Facebook
Follow Janice Newell Bissex on Twitter @JaniceBissex

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

Listen Now
Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

TS132: South Carolina Lesbians, Wall Street Insanity, and Guest Betty Who

| 1 comment
Show: 
Throwing Shade

Be, all that you can be - when you join the ranks of the US Lesbian Army! Hear about the University of South Carolina Upstate college performance of the satirical "How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days" that tricked super angry state politicians into thinking it was an actual lesbian recruiting center. AND! 50 things that every woman NEEDS to know about men, according to the experts at Wall Street Insanity. PLUS! Betty Who stops by to chat, be charming, and honors us with an acoustic version of "Somebody Loves You" at the end of the episode! 

 

Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die

See Us! TSPOD Live shows

Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes

Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod

Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com

Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page

Listen Now
Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)

Throwing Shade 39: South Carolina Lesbians & Guest Betty Who

| 0 comments

Be, all that you can be, when you join the ranks of the US Lesbian Army! Hear about the University of South Carolina Upstate college performance of the satirical "How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days" that tricked state politicians into thinking it was an actual lesbian recruiting center. PLUS! Betty Who stops by to chat, be charming, and honors us with an acoustic version of "Somebody Loves You."


International Waters: Episode 24 Let the Nerds Run Wild

| 0 comments
Dave, Erin and Jake
Guests: 
Erin Gibson
Guests: 
Jake Weisman
Guests: 
Michael Legge
Guests: 
Rachel Parris

Erin Gibson, Jake Weisman, Michael Legge, and Rachel Parris join host, Dave Holmes for transatlantic comedy quizzing, plus Game of Thrones chat, imperial apologies and the secrets of proper, Irish pizza.

Other useful links this week: Here’s Erin’s Gay of Thrones Channel on Funny or Die.

Please let us know what you think on the forum or Facebook page, or you can now follow us on Twitter!

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

Listen Now
Embeddable Audio Player Code (Copy and Paste)
Syndicate content