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MaxFunCon 2010 Podcast: Stop Podcasting Yourself with guest Paul F. Tompkins

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Graham Clark and Dave Shumka, from Stop Podcasting Yourself, will be joining us for MaxFunCon 2011! If you don't listen to their delightful and hilarious podcast already, know that you should. Here's a great episode featuring comedian Paul F. Tompkins that illustrates why Graham, Dave, and Dave's dog Grandpa are awesome.

Be sure to visit www.maxfuncon.com to find out everything there is to know about MaxFunCon 2011, and subscribe to the MaxFunCon Podcast.

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Podcast: The College Years: My My Marmot

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Guests: 
Seth Greenland
Guests: 
Scott Shuffitt
Guests: 
Will Russell

The College Years is a look deep into the vaults of The Sound of Young America. Take a journey with us every week as we post a new program from our salad days.

Today's theme: My My Marmot

In this episode, Jesse first talks with the founders of Lebowski Fest, Will Russell and Scott Shuffitt. Lebowski Fest is an annual celebration of all things Big Lebowski. This year's Lebowski Fest is coming to Tampa, Florida on February 25th and 26th. There will be a screening of the film and bowling, among other fun things.


Jesse also talks with Seth Greenland. He's the author of the novel "The Bones," which satirizes Hollywood and the world of comedy. And Jesse fields some calls from callers eager to talk about marmots! What's a marmot, you ask? Listen to find out!

Comedy: Maria Bamford on The Sound of Young America

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Photo from MaxFunCon, by Noe Montes.
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Maria Bamford

A standup set from one of our comedy heroes, Maria Bamford. Recorded at our last Laugh Night, a benefit for Art Share in Los Angeles.

The Alumni Newsletter: January 5, 2011

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The Vice Guide to Based Music

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Our pal Noz has been all over The Based God, Lil B for quite some time now. The king of Based Music makes his MTV debut (maybe, I don't actually know if that's true) above, on The Vice Guide to Everything. I am a tireless Yay Area representative, but I genuinely do not understand what Lil B is all about. Not in a bad way. In a genuinely uncomprehending way. I'm pretty sure anything that brings together Noz, Vice Magazine and Short Dog is probably good, though.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 147 - Phil Hanley

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Guests: 
Phil Hanley

Comedian Phil Hanley drops by to talk breakups, chocolate, and Man Vs. Food. Then we stuntcast Police Academy.

Download episode 147 here. (right-click)

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Watch the Larry Sanders Show on Netflix Instant

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People of the world,

The Larry Sanders Show is as good as a television show gets. It's also now on Netflix Instant View, DVD and IFC. So you don't have any excuse not to watch it, from the beginning, now. Just do it. Thank me later.

Sincerely,
Jesse

Superego Bonus Action!

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Our pals at the wonderful comedy podcast Superego have put out a special bonus episode that features a sketch Jordan and I helped with called Amigos Auto Insurance. It was inspired by my horror at the commercials on Los Angeles hip-hop oldies station KDAY. The bonus episode is two bucks, but it's worth every penny. It's full of Superego's bizarre names and nonsense phrases and other wonderful stuff.

You can also check out the free episode on which we were featured, and here's a "Best Of" episode with some of my favorite sketches from their second season.

Will Forte as Ted Turner on Conan

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"THE REEFER MAKES THEM CRAVE THE NEWTONS!"

Every time Will Forte comes on Conan as Ted Turner, I laugh at full volume in my house like an asshole. Full belly laughs. It is the funniest thing on television, and each new iteration gets funnier and funnier.

"WHEN I BOUGHT TBS IT WAS JUST A TRASH BAG FULL OF WRASSLIN' TAPES BEHIND A DAIRY QUEEN!"

"SHADDAP YOU WIG STAND!"

"YOU COULD BOUNCE A QUARTER OFF THAT WOMAN'S ASS, WHEREAS TODAY IT WOULD SINK... LIKE A PENNY IN LAVA!"

Fela Kuti Re-Issues from Knitting Factory

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Another segment from The Grid: a little piece I wrote recommending Knitting Factory's re-issues of some of Fela Kuti's amazing mid-70s albums. Some cool archival footage in there of Fela, too.

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