Podcast: Too Soon w/ Stephanie Mickus. Episode 31. Marcella Arguello (Native). Download Link: Here. Official Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Stitcher: Here

Stephanie sits down with comedian and all-around amazing woman Marcella Arguello. Marcella opens up about her father’s recent death and how she handled it both personally and publically. We talk about how comedy has healing powers, how love is hard, and how Michael Jackson is The King of Pop. 

Comedian Ngaio Bealum joins us to discuss early days in the San Francisco comedy scene, one nighters in Montana, Comedy Competitions, and weed.

[This is so dope. I’d just love to see a retcon sitcom where teenage Ngaio and Margaret are running through SF as feral teenagers on drugs and culture.]

imagePodcast: It’s Funny Because with Keith Lowell Jensen and Nick Brunner.  ”Episode 15: THE HYPE! with Caitlin Gill & Jaime Fernandez”. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here

It’s been a long time coming. Caitlin Gill finally sits down and lives up to the hype that’s preceeded her, lo these 15 podcasts previous. Find out why comics are always citing her on THIS VERY PODCAST.  Among the topics, holy shit, this happened…

Not to be outdone, Jamie Fernandez is in the Living Room. She and Caitling talk about booking rooms with Keith interrupting to brag about his puns.

A Time to Shill

Oh, Gentle Podcast Listener! What do Patton Oswalt, Dylan Brody, Jackie Kashian, Will Durst, Dana Gould, Melinda Hill, Kyle Kinane, Danny Lobell, Tom Rhodes, Marc Maron and more have in common?* They each have releases from Stand Up! Records.
Support the label that supports It’s Funny Because. Stand Up! Records
*and of course they’re all very funny, but you knew that.

[NEW FAVORITE THING ALERT! I’ll admit I’ve been sleeping on this podcast. I heard the rumbles but didn’t come running—shameful due to how much KLJ I’ve consumed and appreciated. Never unimagined, this show is a departure from the typical “white people chatting” podcast fodder, featuring pre-recorded stand-up from the guest before being asked, “that’s funny because…?” This is the episode to listen to: a loving presentation of the everawesome Caitlin Gill, a benchmark of her ascension, and an introduction—at least for yours truly—of the very funny Jaime Fernandez. Bonus: pictures of comedians with Norm, the podcast’s recurring cat.]

Podcast: The JV Club w/ Janet Varney (SF00s). Episode 104. Aisha Tyler. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Website: Here

It’s a deep-delving discussion of ethics and morality (science fiction nerds welcome!) with the inimitable Aisha Tyler (SF Native), otherwise known as a video gaming champ of her local laundromat. Plus: enough rad book recommendations to last you for weeks!

Inside Joke interviews Bobby Slayton #SF80 (via watchinsidejoke)

Getting Doug With High by Doug Benson featuring Ngaio Bealum (Native). Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here

[Great interview between Anthony Bedard and Sean Keane as Keane gears up for a the major, major transition from SF to LA.]

Podcast: WTF w/ Marc Maron. Episode 478. Featuring Karen Kilgariff. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here.

Comedian Karen Kilgariff (Native) is no longer the person Marc remembers from their days in San Francisco, which is a good thing because back then she was battling some real demons. Karen tells Marc about the twists her career has taken since then and sings some songs to boot. Also, Bob Saget pops into the garage to compare notes on memoir writing with Marc. 

[Two WTFPod posts in like three days? OJ, you’ve lost your touch. FUCK YOU, ME! I love Karen Kilgariff and this is MUST LISTEN material for anybody who’s trying to get cliqued up with the real and raw. Listen to this, you illegitimate children!]

Podcast: WTF w/ Marc Maron. Episode 472. Featuring Laurie Kilmartin. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here.

Comedian Laurie Kilmartin (Native) writes dozens of jokes daily for Conan O’Brien, but she has no problem jumping into some serious material in the garage with Marc. Laurie discusses her struggles with an eating disorder, her transition from a road comic to a steady television writer, and the challenges of a single mom working in show business.

[One of my favorite podcasts ever. Extremely personal and necessary. Tons of Bay references and a great prelude to the transcendent Twitter activity from Laurie earlier this year. Catch this one before it goes into the archives.]