The MaxFunCon podcast continues apace... this time around it's a new video from our friends in the New York sketch group Elephant Larry, who'll be performing at this year's Con. It's a full-length parody of pre-film entertainment called The Wow. You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes to download it to your portable media player. And while you're at it, check out last week's show, an interview I conducted with Merlin Mann.
Elna Baker is a New York-based comedian and writer. Her memoir, "The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance," is about her struggle growing up in the Mormon faith, and living as a practicing Mormon in bohemian New York City. She struggles with her weight, her faith, and her virginity as she balances an artistic temperament with a longing to live a traditional Mormon lifestyle.
Kurt "Explodo" Andersen is going to be at the wonderful Greene Space at WNYC next Tuesday night with the Studio 360 crew for a show about time travel. Guests include the fantastic Janelle Monae and our old pal Mike Daisey. Tickets are $15 and should be well worth it.
Live performances from our East Coast trip. Includes a conversation and music from Andrew W.K., Nellie McKay & the Aristocrats and The Spinto Band.
Don't forget: TSOYA is streaming live from New York City tonight (Friday) at eight PM eastern time.
You can watch live here or at WNYC.org.
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They're heading up Sketchfest NYC, which we're proud to sponsor. It starts Thursday evening at the UCB Theater in New York City.
Hey, guess what?
Our pals at Sketchfest Seattle are now taking applications for performers. It's a really great festival, in a really great town, and highly recommended.
Which reminds me... The Sound of Young America is proud to be a sponsor of This year's Sketchfest NYC. We're still working on getting the names of events into the live shows section of the sidebar, but there it is down there as "New York, NY." It runs the same dates as MaxFunCon, so I won't be there, but those guys always put together an amazing festival.
Paul Bacon is the author of "Bad Cop," a memoir of his time in the New York Police Department. After September 11th, Bacon felt a calling to community service, but he was too old for his first choice, the fire department. He signed up for police academy instead, but he quickly found that he was ill-suited to the job.
It's the first sketch comedy show built completely around the 1997 Nicolas Cage film "Con Air." I'm not sure if Dave Chappelle or John Malcovich will be there, but we can at least hope for Ving Rhames or Danny Trejo.
Last time comedian Mike Birbiglia was on The Sound of Young America, he talked about developing the narratives in his work, and leaving behind the joke-joke-joke repetitions that are standard in standup comedy. He recently premiered his first theatrical performance, "Sleepwalk with Me," at the Bleeker Street Theater off-Broadway, to rave reviews. It chronicles his struggles with sleepwalking, and in a long-term romantic relationship.