But who's alive to tell the story to ABC7 news?
Not the seal, that's for sure. HE GOT PUNCHED.
Rob Baedeker and James Reichmuth of Kasper Hauser will be teaching a class on writing and workshopping humor for the page (e.g. comic essays, genre parodies, humor-book concepts and short comic fiction). The six-week course will be held at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto and is open to all folks, including those who don't consider themselves comedy writers.
The class starts on September 19th and you can find out more information, including how to register, here.
Thoughtful, reflective, occasionally light-hearted. Your news, provided to you by your faithful Kasper Hauser news anchors.
For more from Kasper Hauser, including upcoming events like their fake docent tour of the California Academy of Sciences, visit KasperHauser.com.
We had a really fun show last month as part of San Francisco Sketchfest, thanks to everyone who came out, our great performers and interview guests, Sketchfest and the Eureka Theatre. If you missed it, it's all here for you in convenient podcast form.
Baron Vaughn is a standup comedian who splits his time between LA and NYC. You can also see him on the USA series "Fairly Legal".
Kasper Hauser is, of course, one of our favorite sketch groups and an important part of the San Francisco comedy scene. You can subscribe to The Kasper Hauser Podcast on our site to hear more from them.
We also have a chat with Steve Dildarian, creator of the HBO series The Life and Times of Tim (you might know several of his Superbowl Budweiser spots, among many other commercials, created in his former life as an ad man). (Transcript)
We brought on the very funny writer, actor, and director Bobcat Goldthwait to talk about his latest directorial effort, World's Greatest Dad, why he quit standup comedy, and setting the record straight on some of the past antics. (Transcript)
MaxFun Superstars Kasper Hauser have a new comedy pilot on MSN's "The Bubble" called Pillow Talk. It's a look at the bedtime conversations between three couples who share a multi-unit building. Since this is 1998, MSN doesn't allow embeds, but you can watch the video here.
This is The Sound of Young America Holiday Special 2006. Get a taste of the Maximum Fun holiday spirit with this podcast!
Mike Birbiglia talks to Jesse about his hilarious blog "My Secret Public Journal," and about his hilarious new year's resolutions. Birbiglia is a regular contributor on This American Life. His new book, Sleepwalk with Me, is out now.
Then, sketch comedy group Kasper Hauser talks to Jesse about Sky Maul, a book they published parodying the Sky Mall catalogs found in planes.
Maximum Fun favorite Paul Feig joins Jesse to talk about working with child actors in his holiday film Unaccompanied Minors and in his past work on Freaks and Geeks. Feig has also worked on Arrested Development, Bored to Death, and Mad Men. Also, be sure to check out Jesse's interview with Feig on Put This On.
Our pals in The Kasper Hauser Comedy Group are teaming up with our pal Mike Birbiglia for a veritable Laugh-a-Palooza in San Francisco on October 19th. KH will be doing sketches, Birbigs will be sharing funny stories and everyone will be LAUGHING THEIR ASSES OFF.
If you're not in the Bay Area, you can check out Mike's full schedule here. The tour also features dates with other great pals of ours like Jen Kirkman and Nick Kroll.
Your news in brief, with the Kasper Hauser news anchors.
The other day, Mike Birbiglia called me. It's always a pleasure to hear from Mike, who's just as nice a guy in real life as he seems on stage, but in this case, he had a specific issue that needed addressing.
Yes. They are.
"So, do you think they might want to open for me in San Francisco?"
Yes, I'm sure they would.
"Do you have their number?"
Yes, I do.
And it was settled.
Be there, or be square.
The College Years is a look deep into the vaults of The Sound of Young America. Take a journey with us every week as we post a new program or two from our salad days.
Today's theme: Steve Harvey's Giant Teeth
To start things off, Jesse welcomes Rob Baedeker and James Reichmuth of Kasper Hauser fame and eternal MaxFun friendship. You can look forward to anecdotes of mail fraud, lousy scholarship advice, and beaver skulls. For more hilarity, watch some Kasper Hauser funnies.
Next up, the gentlemen talk with the casting director of Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge about the show's high expectations while in Santa Cruz. More groin pummelers wanted, apparently.
After that business, Jesse interviews Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors. Sadly, no Rick Moranis in the interview.