“People think I’m a lesbian because I have short hair and I wear pants sometimes… I skateboard, but I’m not kickflipping a three-step pussy in my Jenko’s.”—Clare O’Kane @ San Francisco Punch Line [Paraphrase]
Podcast: The Mission Position w/ Matt Lieb and Kate Willett. Episode: Miles K/Caitlin Gill. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.
Are you having problems with your love life? Do you want some more? Co-hosts Kate Willett and Matt Lieb are not licensed sex doctors, but they will give you sound advice (after which you should certainly seek a second opinion). Tune in to discuss your sex, love, and relationship issues with guests including local comedians, artists, and people who have been exposed by the SF Weekly for questionable ethics and small scale white collar crime.
The Mission Position welcomes two of the bay area’s favorite comedians. I know I say that about all of our guests, but this time I mean it. OK, well maybe not the bay area’s favorites, but certainly Matt and Kate’s favorite comedians: Caitlin Gill and Miles K. Join us in our most insightful and intelligent conversation to date/
KTVU: It sounds like a lot of notable comedians came from that scene, including Pete, Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Braunger. Do you think that there was something about that particular time, place, etc. that has produced this current crop of amazing stand ups? If not, why do you think so many of the people you started with are becoming popular comics?
Kinane: I think we all really cared about the craft and pushed each other to be creative and grow and write more. We didn’t worry about going on the road or booking gigs or making money. We figured all that would come in time, as long as we busted our ass writing and working on our acts.
That’s right, Rock comedy duo Tenacious D’s jazz album is not some humorous rumor. ‘Simply Jazz’ is a real thing that we can’t wait to see in album racks next to Thelonious Monk perhaps. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, watch Jack Black and Kyle Gass jazz it up on The Late Late Show.
Podcast: RIFF-erendum with Steven Pearl and Al Clethen. Episode: Coree Spencer. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here.
Coree Spencer is one of the young lionesses of comedy and damn good at it. She’s also, among other things a film maker, radio personality, director and writer. She’s young, lovely, smart, funny as hell and has a sense of humor outside the box the way I like it! Al and I got to talk to Coree after her kickass set one night in San Francisco and here it is.
[Fun episode where the old school gabs with the relatively newer school]
“The last comedian called his wife a “bitch”, I wouldn’t call a woman a bitch because I know my mom, God rest her soul. I have two older sisters and these bitches are crazy.”—Leroy Stanfield Jr. @ Kimball’s Carnival [Paraphrase]
Podcast: You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes. Episode 105. Aisha Tyler. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.
Aisha Tyler (holy cow! The Talk! Archer! Girl on Guy podcast!) is a pure delight and a weirdo treasure. Pete and Aisha had never met before, but hit it off immediately and got down to the weird, wonderful and silly, silly laugh fest that is the episode. Please enjoy, you weird, weird weirdos!
[San Francisco native, Aisha Tyler, makes splash with an impressive observance of “Yes, and”. Very fun episode.]