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Reserve Your LA Meet-Up Slot Now!


The first-ever meetup is Friday the 13th in Los Angeles!

We'll meet at the Bourgeois Pig on Franklin at 8PM, then we'll catch the 9:30 PM show at the UCBT next door -- the Match Game, featuring our podcast pal Jimmy Pardo and friends. Past match games I've attended have included former TSOYA guests like Bob Odenkirk, Paul F. Tompkins, Patton Oswalt, Chris Hardwick and more.

The Match Game will sell out, so please make reservations now (tickets are a mere $8). Make sure you're making them for Friday night, make sure you confirm them (they'll send you an email with a link), and make sure you let me know you're coming by emailing me your reservation confirmation at jesse at I'm going to try talking the theater into saving us some seats so we don't have to wait so long in line.

ALSO! If you're in New York, Elizabeth and Zach are trying to organize an NYC meetup. Click here for more info on that, and throw in your two cents. I've met several of the folks who've said they're going, and they're nice and not weird!

Maximum Fun Group


Do you use It's a neat service that tracks what you listen to on your computer, then tells you what else you might like, keeps stats, and other stuff.

Listener and message board poster Mic Dee has started a group. Sign up and we can track what we listen to, collectively, including podcasts and music.

I think it's a great idea. So do it.

Ira Glass on Charlie Rose


Starts at 32:00. Enjoy!

Win some Aqua Teen Hunger Force crap.


I refuse to be bought... but I'll sell out in a minute if it means free crap for you!

The Aqua Teen Hunger Force film, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Moviefilm for Theaters" is almost in here, and while you wait, rapt, wondering how they're going to convince anyone to sit through the equivalent of seven episodes in a row...


To quote from the kind PR folks stoking the fires of internet buzz:

We'd love it if you could give away this giftbag for the upcoming movie that includes a meatwad beachball, a meatwad stress relief ball, meatwad socks, an ATHF t-tshirt, a mug koozie, a postercard, and poster.

In order to win... take a picture of yourself making a funny face (or draw one if you have no camera) and upload it to our Flickr group with the tag awesomefunnyface.

THEN... tell me what a "koozie" is. This second part is not actually a requirement of the contest, it's just for my own personal info.



Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Ep. 2: Selling Children

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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 attempt to lease out two children. (The children will receive a portion of the proceeds.)

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30 Rock Renewed!


Just yesterday I was telling Jack McBrayer that I would be crushed if it wasn't picked up. He, needless to say, felt the same way.


LA Pilot Taping: "The Root of All Evil"


Come see a live taping of a new Comedy Central show, THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL!

Four hilarious comics and one hysterical judge are putting American culture on trial.

Starring LEWIS BLACK, ANDY DALY, GREG GIRALDO, PATTON OSWALT, PAUL F. TOMPKINS and created by David Sacks ("The Simpsons", "Malcom in the Middle") and Scott Carter (HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher", "Politically Incorrect").

Thursday, April 5

Hollywood Center Studios -- Stage 7
1040 N. Las Palmas Ave., Los Angeles, CA
(323) 575-4321

Audience members need to be at the stage by 4:00pm. If you (or someone you know!) would like to attend please contact Chris at (323) 575-4321 to RSVP.

Wow, that's a real murderer's row of talent. Sounds like a great time and a great TV show.

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO! Ep. 17: Cardboard, etc.

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In this week's Jordan Jesse GO!, we go deep into the mind of two of America's favorite podcasters.

Jesse and Jordan are in a shopping mall in Prague. They discuss pickup trucks which are full of flattened cardboard boxes. How can that possibly be worth it? Seriously, if you know, tell us. Or just make something up.
Movies Part 1
Jesse and Jordan discuss I Think I Love My Wife, which Jesse really liked. Orlando Jones is great in it, by the way.

Movies Part 2
Jordan discusses seeing Grindhouse, being mocked by Kurt Russel, and more.

Things Jordan Got Wrong

Jordan is corrected (as usual).

Project Breakout

We are sponsored by Project Breakout, and we discuss the videos, which range from the very funny to the bizarre and kind of awful.

Debut Contest

We announce the winners of our Debut Contest, which asked listeners to tell us stories about debuts. We also got a fully-produced story from Dan, which you can download from this link.


We have a new favorite caller. Her name is Ashley, she is 17 and from Texas. She seems like a really nice young lady, and we want to help her be a better person. Frankly, we're a little worried that we're bad influences. What can we do?

* What's the deal with cardboard trucks?
* What can we do to help Ashley?
* The High Five Contest ends March 31st!


* Review the show on iTunes.
* Do you have a dispute Judge John Hodgman can solve on a future broadcast? Email it to us! Put Judge John in the subject line.
* Have personal questions for Jesse and Jordan? Call 206-984-4FUN and tell us what they are!
* 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.

Call 206-984-4FUN to share your thoughts on these ACTION ITEMS.

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Podcast: The Human Giant


Our guests are Rob Huebel, Aziz Ansari and Paul Scheer of The Human Giant. These three friends' popular short films, directed by Jason Woliner, landed them a deal to produce an MTV comedy series, which premiers this week.

They talk with us about making the films "The Illusionators" (above) and "Shutterbugs" (below), working with MTV, and more. Joining them on the show are friends like Jon Glaser, Patton Oswalt, Dan Mintz, Nick Swardson and Brian Posehn.

The first episode of their series is currently available free in iTunes.

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Cirque du Soleil Crime Scene Investigations


Most of the Acceptable.TV "pilots" are pretty silly, but this one pretty much takes the cake for silliness. I was laughing like a fool.

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Our interview with Head Honcho Dan Harmon

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