On The Nato Sessions we talk to comedian and comedy writer Guy Branum (of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell & Chelsea Lately) about the impossible labyrinth of growing up a gay, Jewish, redneck Arkie almond farmer in rural California. We discuss working as a comedy writer while maintaining your own voice as a standup, and hash out our disagreements on boycotts, clickbait, outrage, and building the movement of gays where they go to find dick.
"[Boyfriends] can say anything they want and I won’t want talk to them, if it’s during Game of Thrones. ‘Don’t Talk During Game of Thrones’, those are my house words. They Greyjoy’s are ‘We Do Not Sow’. WE DO NOT TALK!"
In the dark of winter, hundreds of the most joyful people imaginable descend upon San Francisco for the funniest cult this side of Jonestown: SF Sketchfest. The 18-day occupation from Jan. 23 - Feb. 9 — details here — celebrates established favorites and up-and-coming personalities in sketch, improvisation, stand-up and this golden age of podcasting while simultaneously commemorating the history of comedy. Laughspin talks with festival co-founders Cole Stratton, Janet Varney and David Owen.
Greg Asdourian (@GregAsdourian) is a San Francisco comic and loves suits and cigars and other trappings of Rodney Dangerfield’s heyday. We talk it out and it’s great. Enjoy. December sponsor is www.geekiana.com and she’s got some pretty dorky, geeky, nerdy shirts, scarves and sweatshirts. You’re going to like it. Use code “Ranger” and get 20% off! She also has her own podcast. Listen Up. Order Up! This month DO NOT DONATE to the show. INSTEAD, Find a local food bank and donate to THEM. In the USA? Go here and put in a ZIP code http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx Not in the US? Google food bank and yer town. I believe in you. You can always order from www.jackiekashian.com T-shirts, CDs, Hoodies. You can always support the show by USING the Amazon banner on www.jackiekashian.com and ordering like normal. Doesn’t cost you anything, I get a kickback. www.allthingscomedy.com is the powerful comedy network that The Dork Forest is a part of. It’s cool. You should go check them out. Cuz there’s lots of great podcasts happening over there. NOTES:http://www.gregasdourian.com/ Just so you know.
Podcast: WTF w/ Marc Maron. Episode 459. Featuring Andy Samberg. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here.
Andy Samberg (Native) says he’ll probably be most remembered for “D*** in a Box,” and that’s okay by him. Marc talks with the former SNL cast member to find out about the other things he’ll be remembered for, including his Lonely Island collaborations, his films and his new television show. Plus, Andy tells Marc why pro-wrestling is responsible for his devotion to SNL
[This really cleared up a lot of Lonely Island lore, as well as a delightful porthole into Andy’s goofiness. Good talk.]
Podcast: Lady to Lady Episode 57. “She’s a Moneyball” featuring Emily Heller. Hosted by Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey and Tess Barker. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here. Presented by MaximumFun.
Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) joins the ladies to discuss New Year’s resolutions, self help apps, Facebook, sandwiches, jumanji, stoner food and more! Produced by David Janove, theme song by Zach Ames
[Exclamation! Lady 2 Lady has nestled under the wing of Maximum Fun (brainchild of SF Wonder Boy Jesse Thorn), raising their already high profile as go-to podcasters in the CC Offices (i.e. my apartment). I’d like to think and thank the comedy gods for making this debut so perfect; for a LA-based show this episode exudes Bay relevancy. You know what, fuck it, time to gush. Lady to Lady, in its excitable babble and unapologetic goof, is coming ro SFSketchfest (that’s right fucker of mothers*!) The Fest begins in 21 Days, bringing in an overdose of talent, including L2L (Live!) @ The Dark Room Theater on February 9th (last day of camp).
*note “fucker of mothers” was stolen from Johan Miranda]
Comedian Hasan Minhaj is Dave’s guest this week! They talk about growing up with immigrant parents, and as a first-generation American, what it takes to get your parents to open up, and what happens once they do. Hasan and Dave love each other. They hugged.
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