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Club Chuckles Saturday Night in San Francisco: Win Tickets!


The Sound of Young America is proud to present comedian Todd Barry at The Hemlock Tavern's Club Chuckles in San Francisco Saturday night.

Performing with Todd will be our old college pal Mary Van Note, who's been making big noise in the SF standup scene the past year or so.

There are two shows, one at 9 and one at 11:30, and tickets are only $10 in advance, or $12 at the door. It's your chance to see some great comedy in a rock club setting.

But let's say you're cheap... or poor. You don't have ANY money to spend on tickets. DON'T WORRY!

We're giving away two pairs of tickets for each show! All you have to do is email contest @maximumfun dot org, and include your full name and phone number. I will announce the winners on Friday morning, so you have until the end of the day Thursday to enter.

Ready, steady... GO!

C.S. Lewis Jr., Famous Country Singer


"Pickup trucks / beer & meat / pussy from Vegas / boots on my feet"

Don't forget to take your Weinbach!


The great Brent Weinbach is coming to Portland and Seattle today and tommorow, so if you live in either of those cities, now is your time to strike. Brent is one of our all-time favorite comics, and these are his first headlining shows in both cities, so we're proud to present them both!

Portland, OR / Monday October 23rd
Brent Weinbach
Towne Lounge
714 SW 20th Place
Show at 8PM, $6

Seattle, WA / Tuesday October 24th
Brent Weinbach
Jewelbox Theater
2322 2nd Ave.
Show at 8PM, $7

You can hear a bit of Weinbachia in this TSOYA episode. I also reccomend this interview with Weinbach from the great Brian Palmer.

And if you do go, make sure to loudly proclaim to no one in particular things like, "Boy, these Sound of Young America presents shows are GREAT," and "I'm here because The Sound of Young America reccomended I be here." Every little bit helps.

People I Have Invited to TSOYA/NYC


As you probably know, The Sound of Young America will be taping two live programs in New York City November 10th, at the People's Improv Theater.

To help celebrate this occaision, I have invited some great New Yorkers to the show:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Hillary Clinton
Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer

Anyone have any other great ideas for who I should invite? Spill 'em!

How to, how not to.


How to get invited back on Letterman (courtesy of TV on the Radio)

How not to get invited back on Leno (courtesy of Bilal)

Just to clarify: both of these are great, and my personal preference is for the latter, despite the fact that Bilal is clearly high out of his gourd and makes the inexplicable choice to sing the entire first half of the song in the uppermost part of his register.

Bonus Podcast: Todd Barry


Here's a special bonus podcast. Since we're sponsoring Todd Barry's shows at the Hemlock Tavern Saturday night, here's some comedy from his most recent CD, "Falling Off the Bone."

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And the Emmy goes to....


On behalf of The Sound of Young America, I would like to award this Emmy to Tracy Morgan, in the category Best Crazy Talk on a Comedy Series, for his portrayal of Tracy Jordan on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

"Pleased as a peacork, baby!"

DJW? More like DJ aWesome!


I met Dan, aka DJW, at the big Aspen showcase last week. If you don't know, he's the guy who creates the music I use on the show in between segments on The Sound. He's a nice guy with an absurd Worcester, Mass accent. I told him about my vague memories of Worcester from a college visit -- sadness and Dunkin' Donuts in equal measure.

If you get the chance, you should really check out his website. If you're too lazy, here are a couple of his (great) remixes:

Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push (DJW Remix)
Pharell f. Jay-Z - Frontin (DJW Remix)

Good to know there's somebody with talent involved in this show. Sheesh.

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