Sketch Comedy

John Mulaney Loves It

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Brightest Comedy Mind? PERHAPS.

Nagging Rabbit Channel

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From Conan

Nick Swardson's How Do I Know You?

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Nick Swardson is one of the funniest comics in America, and his new show Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, on Comedy Central, is something I'm really excited about. Nick was a guest on The Sound once, many years ago, but it looks like it may have been lost to the sands of time. Nice guy.

Above: a very NSFW sketch from the show, featuring the very funny Brian Huskey of Naked Babies.

Comedy: Simon Rich: Brain Teasers with Rob Huebel

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Simon Rich
Guests: 
Rob Huebel

Are you capable of looking past your own prejudices? Simon Rich has prepared a set of brain teasers to answer that question. Featuring Rob Huebel. Simon Rich's new novel is Elliot Allagash.

Comedy: Simon Rich: God and Moses with Paul Scheer and Seth Morris

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Simon Rich
Guests: 
Paul Scheer
Guests: 
Seth Morris

Simon Rich imagines the conversation at Mount Sinai. Featuring Seth Morris and Paul Scheer. Simon's new novel is Elliott Alagash.

A Match Made In Heaven

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The other day, Mike Birbiglia called me. It's always a pleasure to hear from Mike, who's just as nice a guy in real life as he seems on stage, but in this case, he had a specific issue that needed addressing.

He'd just heard Kasper Hauser's This American Life parodies. His question was simple: "Are they as funny in real life as they are on these audio bits?"

Yes. They are.

"So, do you think they might want to open for me in San Francisco?"

Yes, I'm sure they would.

"Do you have their number?"

Yes, I do.

And it was settled.

Kasper Hauser are opening for Mike at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on October 19th.

Be there, or be square.

Elephant Larry - El Pollo Loco

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We did a version of this sketch for The Sound of Young America for Halloween. The video is even better.

Riddle Me This, The Batman: Comedy from Sarah Gee on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Sarah Gee

Batman takes on his nemesis, The Riddler, who takes on himself in this comedy sketch from writer and performer Sarah Gee. You can catch Sarah perfoming at Improv Olympic in Chicago Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights.

I Love Timmy

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Lately, I've been enjoying the sketch comedy doings of The Whitest Kids You Know thanks to Netflix on demand. I have fallen in love with the one called "Timmy".

Sketch comedy performance has the tendency to be crass and heartless (WKUK is no exception), but Timmy always bucks that trend by bringing sweetness, pathos and just the right amount of sadness to the scene.

When I become a Hollywood bigshot, my first order of business will be to greenlight the Timmy movie.

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