Podcast: You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes. Episode 116. Bobcat Goldthwait. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.
[Writer/director/comedian, Bobcat Goldthwait (SF80s), can add “impressive podcast guest” to his immense list of credits. Topics include: hiatuses, lurid impressions, “God Bless America”, civility and being apart of the problem. Very fun, fluid episode.]
Podcast: RIFF-erendum with Steven Pearl and Al Clethen. Episode: Will Durst. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here.
Will Durst is one of the most topical and funniest comics I’ve ever known. He’s known primarily as a political comic, but he can cover any subject and make it rib cracking funny. He’s also big city smart! I think an audiences’ I.Q. goes up 7 points after seeing one of his shows. Al and I got to talk to him backstage after one of his usual brilliant sets in San Francisco and here it is.
[A deeply personal, friendly conversation between three colleagues from the late 70s-early 80s Comedy Boom. There’s a great love story, a great transplant story, and some great road stories as well. Check it out.]
We did it, babies! Our first ever LIVE EPISODE! Jorma Taccone (SNL, the Lonely Island, Girls) speaks to us about ASMR, embarrassing first recordings, and being an unlikely heartthrob. Alex Koll (Comedy Central) shares with us his bowling expertise and explains what “pussy boy” means. Natasha Muse (A Funny Night for Comedy) talks science and tells the truly incredible story of how her baby came to be (hint: not the usual way!). Tony Bedard (booker of the Hemlock Tavern) shares some of the worst booking emails he’s ever gotten. Plus, two bona fide Robin Williams experts: Joey Devine Dr. William Robbins & Sean Keane Professor Adam Patches!
San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Nicole Gluckstern writes a damn good article on her experiences with Mission music, including a description of the latest rollicking, full-house iteration of Hand to Mouth.
Deft aesthete of the comedic guard, Serial Optimist’s Deborah Thomasian, drops the dime on a line of reputable, need-to-know comedians. All comedians touted are well-deserving of your attention, the article is very well dictated and special nods to SF-ians Brent Weinbach and Emily Maya Mills.