Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Best Comedy of 2013 Special

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It was a great year for comedy. Everyone from seasoned stand-ups to musical comedy groups came out with hilarious new material. We listened to all of it and picked the absolute best for you to enjoy. Get ready for the Best Comedy of 2013 Special, as picked by our staff at Bullseye.

You’ll hear selections from the following, almost all of which are available for purchase (with the exception of the sets from the Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival).

Kumail Nanjiani - Beta Male

Kathleen Madigan - Madigan Again

Pete Holmes - Nice Try, the Devil

Moshe Kasher - Live in Oakland

Bill Cosby - Far From Finished

Maria Bamford - Ask Me About My New God!

Mike Birbiglia - My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

Eugene Mirman - An Evening of Comedy in a Fake, Underground Laboratory

Todd Glass - Todd Glass Talks About Stuff

Craig Ferguson - I'm Here to Help

Chris Hardwick - Mandroid

The Lonely Island - The Wack Album

Dana Gould - I Know It’s Wrong

John Roy - Alexander Hamilton

Josie Long - from the Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival

Jasper Redd - from the Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival

Kurt Braunohler - How Do I Land?


Create a REGULAR Standup COMEDY Show on NPR - This was AWESOME!

Create a REGULAR Standup COMEDY Show on NPR - This was AWESOME!

I usually shudder during the evening and weekend "News Blackout"
periods on my local NPR station. It usually drives me nuts to
have to wade past hours of odd music, gossip and trendy culture
discussions to wait for the BBC to come on at Midnight to get
serious news and analysis again! (For some reason my local
NPR station seriously downregulates this during evenings and
weekends - precisely when most people would listen!).

PLEASE MAKE IT A REGULAR SHOW &/or add 2, 5 and 15 minute versions
(eg. 1 or 2 comedians' routines) to the start or end of
other daily shows!

It's also a good opportunity to promote excellent comedians,
much more fun than hipster cultural chat, and probably
VERY inexpensive to produce ! (Eg. FREE for the sound files,
and then an intern -(who ideally will be promoted and paid) -
to select them (and someone to briefly record an intro).

They are also often NOT time sensitive so they can be recorded
in batches and in advance (although no doubt there's a separate
"News-related standup comedy genre").

Anyway, good work - I hope it becomes a regular feature!