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The Old Negro Space Program


Thanks to the CC Insider for reminding me of this old chestnut: The Old Negro Space Program. And hey, director Andy Bobrow, who once let us use this film in a fundraising show in Santa Cruz, has a blog, which features great stuff like this post: "What would Jack Bauer do?"

Wayne's World

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I watched Wayne's World recently. Man, that's a fucking hilarious movie.

Above: the sorry fate of Mr. Doughnut-Head Man.

Podcast: Entertaining with Amy Sedaris and Jimmy Carr


On this week's show, we entertain two wonderful (and entertaining) guests.

Jimmy Carr is one of the UK's most popular standup comics. Here in the US, he's hosted the game show Distraction on Comedy Central and appeared on Late Night and The Tonight Show. His new book, written with his long-time friend Lucy Greeves, is "Only Joking: What's So Funny About Making People Laugh?"

Then we talk with Amy Sedaris. She's a rabbit lover and taxidermied squirrel owner, as well as the author of "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence." The book provides domestic advice of many types, ranging from recipes to costumes to how to make fake food out of felt.

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Kurt Andersen on


Our pal Kurt Andersen talks about his new book "Heyday" with a book reporter from the Wall Street Journal.

He's on tour, and it's crossing through a lot of places, including New York, Chicago, LA and San Francisco.

Podcast: The College Years: Darlings of Dreamland


It's stories about dreams on this week's College Years. Hear the first piece of audio Jesse ever made, "Noah F.: American Dreamer." Plus stories of bizarre dreams from the whole cast.

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Andy Barker: PI


NBC is previewing four full episodes of Andy Barker: PI, their new series with Andy Richter (and Arrested Development's Tony Hale).

I watched one. It didn't make a huge impression on me, but pilots rarely do. The bad news is that it's grabbing 30 Rock's timeslot... and with Scrubs, My Name is Earl and The Office looking pretty secure, it may be one or the other.

Steve Coogan v. Larry David


Holy cow!

Larry David is set to take on Alan Partridge in a battle to the death!

(Or at least, Steve Coogan's going to be on Curb next season.)

Podcast: Comedian Zach Galifianakis

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Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis is a stand-up comedian, best known for his piano-playing and one-liners. He's also an actor, and was a regular on the series Tru Calling. Really. Most recently, he was seen in the Comedy Central series Dog Bites Man and The Comedians of Comedy.

We talk with Zach about his short-lived but critically beloved VH1 talk show, "Late World with Zach," the curious arc of his career, and why he enjoy enacting a descent into madness on stage.

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