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Lost Chappelle's Show Episodes on DVD 7/25


Just got the press release from Comedy Central:

Bonus Features Include Unaired Sketches, Never-Before-Seen Performances By John Legend And
Dead Prez, "The Fabulous Making Of Chappelle's Show" Documentary, Blooper Reel And More
Audio Commentary By Charlie Murphy, Donnell Rawlings
And Series Co-Creator And Executive Producer Neal Brennan

NEW YORK, May 30, 2006 -- This summer "Chappelle's Show" fans will finally be able to get their hands on the highly anticipated lost episodes. Released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, "Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes Uncensored" DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, July 25 and will also be available at
"Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes Uncensored" DVD is a one-disc set featuring all three lost episodes and over an hour's worth of bonus material from the third season. The release contains the following bonus material: extra unaired sketches, never-before-seen performances by John Legend and Dead Prez; "The Fabulous Making of Chappelle's Show" documentary; audio commentary by series collaborators and cast members Charlie Murphy and Donnell Rawlings and series co-creator/executive producer Neal Brennan; blooper reel and deleted scenes.
"Chappelle's Show Season 1" DVD is the top-selling TV on DVD release with over 3.5 million units sold. "Chappelle's Show Season 2" DVD is the third highest-selling TV on DVD release of all time with 2.5 million units sold.*

Kasper Hauser at Stanford Tuesday


Kasper Hauser, the best sketch comedy group in the country, will be performing at Stanford University tommorow (Tuesday) evening.

The details:
Kasper Hauser, live at Stanford University's Pigott Theater
Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA
8 p.m.
$5, tickets at the door
Directions at

I'll be there, and so should you. If you live in the Bay Area or the South Bay, go. If you don't find someone who does and tell them to go. And if you do go, say hi to me.

Does anyone speak Swedish?

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Sound of Young America listener Martin Degrell has a very popular Swedish blog, and he interviewed me for it. Both sides of the conversation, remarkably, are in Swedish.


Clifford & Kidd - "Models"


I caught Clifford & Kidd's two-woman show at SF Sketchfest last year. Really wonderful character work, super funny stuff. I found myself lamenting the lack of women in sketch comedy while watching their show. The pieces had a very female perspective, though none of them were "about" the characters' genders. Anyway, here's one of their series of sketches featuring two vacant models.

Clifford & Kidd on Myspace

Old Guys Doin' It For Theyselves


Busta Rhymes f. Stevie Wonder (Produced by Eric Sermon and Dr. Dre) - Been Through the Storm

It's about as good as you'd hope. Not at all embarassing for anyone involved.

(via Spinemagazine)

Jordan Morris, "Boy Detective" on Tom Goes to the Mayor


The next Sound of Young America broadcast will feature a return engagement from Tim & Eric, the creators of the wonderful Cartoon Network series Tom Goes to the Mayor. Now, many people don't know this, but former Sound of Young America co-host Jordan Morris interned on the program briefly, and his duties included wearing one of these:
I asked T&E what they thought of Jordan's performance at the show, and I offer that audio to you now...

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I live in your dreams.


From listener Josh:

Jesse you bastard!

Mere hours after I financially subscribed to your show the true nature of our relationship was shown. I had gladly clicked the Paypal subscription, and, confident in my support of public (?) podcasting/radio, happily laid down to my nightly slumber. Not long after my grey matter had entered deep REM sleep, you, Jesse Thorn, America's Radio Sweetheart, appeared in my subconscious out of nowhere like you were Tony Kushner or something. Bizarrely, however, it wasn't actually you, Jesse. It was a bald and obese version of you. Gross! You, and for some reason I, were at a radio/podcast convention, although it was more like a children's summer camp. You were setting up a TSOYA table on a grass hill as others were setting up other booths (unfortunately no Jimmy Pardo). It was altogether bizarre, though nothing much happened. Why did you choose to enter my mind? When did you get these powers?!

Suspiciously yours,


Podcast: The College Years: Birthday Party!


On this Sound of Young America: The College Years, we celebrate Jordan's birthday with an orgiastic call-in fiesta. It's effing delightful.

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Philadelphia on Fox


That's not the Tom Hanks film, that's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the F/X sitcom. The little-seen show will be running on Fox three consecutive weeks after the Family Guy, starting June 11th.

Philadelphia is sort of a little series that could... F/X picked it up after it's writer/creator/stars made a pilot with their own money and a digicam, and it ran moderately succesfully on the station last year. Hopefully this is a sign that F/X will be supporting the show more, because it's pretty dang good. It's a brighter version of the standard "rag-tag bunch of 20-something pals" sitcom, with some dark subject matter and some real chemistry in the cast. After I watched it, I felt like watching it again (and did), which is pretty rare for me when it comes to TV.

Hopefully I'll get a couple of the guys behind it on the show, I've been talking to F/X about it for a million bajillion years. This one's a sign-and-follow.

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