Roy Wood Jr is a comedian who can be seen most weeknights as a correspondent for 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah' and who also has a new standup special called 'Father Figure' out now on Comedy Central. This episode we discuss Roy's early days working in radio and honing his comedic voice, the context of being able to speak freely in public and private spaces, the casual absurdity of situations he finds himself in as a Daily Show correspondent, how to do political comedy in this type of climate, and more.
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Next Episode: May 17th
Jason Zinoman is the NY Times Comedy Critic and author of the new book 'Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night.' This episode we discuss the legacy of David Letterman and his show on the last 30 years of comedy and the long shadow he has cast, the state of current late night television, explaining the influence of something that isn't constantly in cultural syndication, tracking down every episode of Late Night/Late Show, the tonal shifts in late night over the years, and more.
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Next Episode: May 3rd
Neil Cicierega is a content creator who has been making weird, wonderful things online since he was a teenager. If you don't know him from his music as Lemon Demon then you might know him from his Potter Puppet Pals youtube series or his series of mash-up albums or his youtube videos or from any number of one-off creative endeavors. In this episode we discuss defining exactly what Neil does, the idea of nostalgia as a commodity in pop culture, the evolution of Youtube, deconstructing They Might Be Giants, and more!
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Next Episode: April 19th
Ted Leo is a musician who has performed for the past 15+ years in various capacities with his band, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, as well as having recently collaborated with Aimee Mann on an album as 'The Both.' He was also in the band Chisel during the mid-90s and has been playing for crowds since the late 80s. Recently, he Kickstarted his new album, and with 48 hours left as of March 22nd, has received over $150,000 from his fans. This episode we discuss his career arc, the perception of age as it relates to music, the overlap between music and comedy, musical cruises, and more! ALSO, Ted was gracious enough to play a couple of songs for the show! One of his classics and one new one off his forthcoming album!
http://www.tedleo.com (links to kickstarter)
Next Episode: April 5th!
Erin Mallory Long is a writer, producer, performer, and podcaster. She's a person who wears many hats and on today's episode we discuss what it means to do a lot of creative projects at once, the economic reality of that, how comparable college life is to the show 'Felicity,' working with live animals at the Oscars, what makes a good sitcom, and much more!
Next Episode: March 22nd
Mady G is a cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic designer who freelances and has done work for OniPress, Invader Zim comics, Rick & Morty comics, Oh Joy Sex Toy, and is currently working on the book 'The Queer Health Field Guide' due out early next year. This episode we discuss the economics of freelancing as an artist, what they don't teach you in college, how much of your luck depends on who you know, meeting Justin Roiland, having your art passed around online without credit, and more!
Next Episode: March 8th
Jimmy Pardo is a comedian and host of the popular 'Never Not Funny' podcast. For over seven years he was also the warm-up comic for 'Conan.' He's also a regular guest on @Midnight. On March 4th he'll be hosting his annual live 12-hour podcast called the Pardcast-a-thon to benefit the Smile Train charity. In this episode we discuss the influence of radio broadcasters on his comedy, how podcasting has helped older comics reinvent themselves, being one of the first big podcasts back in 2006, how late night TV is now built around moments, and of course we discuss Jimmy's high school band, 'Rainbow Bridge.'
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Next episode: February 22nd
Mike Yard is a comedian and former contributor and commentator for 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.' In this episode we discuss Mike's early life and the culture shock of moving from the Virgin Islands to Brooklyn, the unique kind of freedom he and others had to tackle topics few others were covering on 'Nightly Show,' this past week's inauguration, the absurdity of where we currently are politically in America, and more.
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Next episode: Feb 8th
Stuart Ashen is a popular Youtuber known for his dry, comedic reviews of old electronic tat, weird food stuffs, and other strange miscellaneous items. He's been doing it since the dawn of Youtube over 10 years ago and we discuss the platform's evolution, how it became his full-time job, parlaying his success into getting to create a movie and author a book (Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of). We also talk about crowdfunding, what makes a game truly awful, getting sent 180 year old olives in the mail, and other things of interest.
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Next episode: January 25th!