Podcast: The Indoor Kids w/ Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Episode 79. w/ Aisha Tyler. Download Link: Here. ITunes: Here. Official Site: Here

Today Kumail and Emily welcome back to the show one of our favorite guests, the fast-talking, fast-thinking genius that is Aisha Tyler. We discuss the perils of fame, Aisha’s E3 experience, games she’s playing, and some of our favorite mental disorders.

Courting Sketchfest Countdown: Meltdown @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 10:30pm. $25. Featuring Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, Jon Dore, Bobcat Goldthwait (SF80s), Pete Holmes, and Brent Weinbach (SF00s). Tickets Available: Here. [17 Days Left]

[What else can be said about the premier Los Angeles showcase? Post-modern, tucked away, budding, the Meltdown has swiftly become the hallmark of wonderment. While Cobb’s has a considerable amount of more chairs and space, the constants will be at large: copious banter, bubbly atmosphere, and tremendous comedy. Added to that, SF luminaries, Goldthwait and Weinbach, return home for the perfect habitat of humor-anity]

Courting Sketchfest Countdown: Meltdown @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 10:30pm. $25. Featuring Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, Jon Dore, Bobcat Goldthwait (SF80s), Pete Holmes, and Brent Weinbach (SF00s). Tickets Available: Here. [17 Days Left]

[What else can be said about the premier Los Angeles showcase? Post-modern, tucked away, budding, the Meltdown has swiftly become the hallmark of wonderment. While Cobb’s has a considerable amount of more chairs and space, the constants will be at large: copious banter, bubbly atmosphere, and tremendous comedy. Added to that, SF luminaries, Goldthwait and Weinbach, return home for the perfect habitat of humor-anity]

Podcast: The Indoor Kids w/ Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Episode 68. w/ Guy Branum. Download Link: Here. ITunes: Here. Official Site: Here

One of our favorite guests, former X-Play head writer Guy Branum, returns to discuss relationships, election simulation games, nerd TV programming, how games have evolved over time, and much more. Come on in!


Podcast: The Indoor Kids w/ Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Episode 47. w/ Guy Branum. Download Link: Here. ITunes: Here. Official Site: Here

This week, Guy Branum joins us! He was one of the original employees of TechTV and the former head writer of X-Play, and he and the Kids talk about how video game entertainment has changed, his place in it, and whether or not the online gaming world needs Moms. Plus also we discuss nerds and being a minority. Pretty heavy stuff, guys.

Podcast: The Indoor Kids w/ Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Episode 7. w/ Moshe Kasher and Brent Weinbach. Download Link: Here. ITunes: Here

The special 16 bit music episode features comedians Brent Weinbach and Moshe Kasher playing their favorite music from SNES games and trying to figure out what the secret of Mana actually is.

Podcast: The Indoor Kids w/ Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Episode 24. “The Death of Arcades” w/ Al Madrigal. Download Link: Here

Al Madrigal (Free Agents, The Daily Show) drops in to take us back to the days when cigarette burns adorned Street Fighter 2 cabinets & the possibility of an actual street fight was all too real. Yep: we talk about video game arcades. How they were scary, how they were awesome, and how barely any of them exist anymore. Al and Kumail also describe some of their favorite stand-up heckling moments.

[Al Madrigal, San Francisco Native, dishes on the former hotbeds of quarter-circle-forward activities and shares his on-road gaming regiment as a father]

Kumail Nanjiani in "San Francisco Treats"

  • Kumail: I leave next evening. Is there anything I should do in San Francisco before I leave?
  • Audience Member: Eat some pussy!
  • Kumail: What? I don't think that's what San Francisco is known for. 'Have you had the pussy? It's so spicy!... Fuck Alcatraz, eat some pussy!'
  • [Paraphrase]

9/29-10/1. Kumail Nanjiani @punchlinesf . 444 Battery St. SF. Feat Mario Digiorgio and Brendan Lynch. More Information: Here.

[One of my favorites.]

Courting Sketchfest: The Sketchfest Dozen

With SF Sketchfest right around the bend, let’s take time to observe one of the more intimate and long-running programs in the line-up: The Sketchfest Dozen. Basically the shows are stand up showcases of two (out of 12) performers whom are extremely talented and overwhelmingly promising. Alongside the Dozen are some of San Francisco’s luminary comedians providing hosting support. All in all, the shows serve to highlight the some of the best soon to breakthrough comedic artists.

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