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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Ep. 21: Burn Your Bag

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In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. Today, their humor is a cultural touchstone for artists as varied as Henry Rollins and The Upright Citizens Brigade.

These recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.

This week, Coyle and Sharpe try to convince a man to let them add flame to the paper bag he is carrying.

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Podcast: The Sklar Brothers

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Randy and Jason Sklar have been performing standup comedy together for many years. They also hosted the ESPN Classic series "Cheap Seats," a combination of sketch comedy and Mystery Science Theater-style mockery of bizarre sports clips. Most recently, they've been doing sports talk radio, filling in for nationally syndicated host Jim Rome.

They recently released their second CD, Sklar Maps, and have launched a web series called ["(Layers)"].

You can view and download the program above; to download a high-quality video via torrent, use MySpleen. If you need an invite for the 'spleen, email me, and tell me your favorite TSOYA moment.


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Podcast: The Sklar Brothers

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Show: 
Bullseye

Randy and Jason Sklar have been performing standup comedy together for many years. They also hosted the ESPN Classic series "Cheap Seats," a combination of sketch comedy and Mystery Science Theater-style mockery of bizarre sports clips. Most recently, they've been doing sports talk radio, filling in for nationally syndicated host Jim Rome.

They recently released their second CD, Sklar Maps, and have launched a web series called ["(Layers)"].

You can view and download the program above; to download a high-quality video via torrent, use MySpleen. If you need an invite for the 'spleen, email me, and tell me your favorite TSOYA moment.


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The Sound of Young America on MySpleen

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For those of you who are tired of waiting for new episodes of The Sound of Young America Classics, and are too lazy or cheap to visit PodDisc.com to buy compilation CDs, there's some good news: you can now download the entire first year of The Sound of Young America podcast via torrent.

I've posted the torrent on MySpleen, an excellent site for comedy and animation nerds. It's possible I screwed something up, but I don't think I did.

If you enjoy getting some 1.3 gigabytes of entertainment for free, please consider donating to support the show, and/or stopping by PodDisc to buy a CD, suitable for gifting.

Edited to add: email me with the subject "MySpleen" if you need an invite. Please include your favorite TSOYA moment in the email -- if you are not a listener, please do not request an invite. And of course, seed if you download.

Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Good Friends and Great Times.

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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics.

On this week's show Good Friends and Great Times we're joined by guests comedian Doug Benson and author James Frey.

Doug Benson, a stand-up comedian, was part of the writing team who created and performed in the off-Broadway comedy show The Marijuana-Logues. Doug is a real movie lover, so coming up on the show Doug brings us a summer movie preview including his opinion on “Star Wars” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”. There’s also a discussion on taxidermy squirrels!

We also talk to James Frey, award winning author of "My Friend Leonard", a memoir based on his friendship with a mobster Leonard, whom he met in a rehab clinic.

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Podcast: TSOYA Classics: Dirty Mind - Guests: Blowfly and Legs Mc Neil.

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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics.

On this week's show Dirty Mind we're joined by guests Blowfly - the legendary, dirtiest R&B legend of all time and author Legs Mc Neil.

Blowfly is best known for his 60's and 70's raps mostly about sex. The name Blowfly came from his grandmother, who overheard him as a child singing "Do the Twist" as "Suck My Dick", and said "You is nastier than a blowfly." We talk with Blowfly about his childhood; his break into dirty R&B rapping and hear a few of his famous songs including "Ugly People".

We also talk to Legs McNeil, author of the book "The Other Hollywood: The Oral History of the Porn Film Industry."
Best known for his 1997 book "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk", Legs talks about everything from sandwiches to his inside dealings with the porn industry.

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The Greatest Cutaway of All Time

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In recent years, many television programs have turned to the cut-away joke, in which an offhand reference is illustrated explicitly, interrupting the action. These jokes are a mixed bag -- I think we all know how I feel about Family Guy, and we probably don't know how I feel about Scrubs, but if we did know, it'd only alienate people.

All of that said: I think everyone on earth can agree that the above is the greatest cutaway joke of all time. And perhaps the greatest single joke of all time. And the best use of a Thriller jacket since the short film "Thriller" starring Michael Jackson.

Here are some things that this clip is better than:
Sliced Bread
The Magna Carta
The Kitchen Sink
Baby Animals
Baby People
Gilgamesh (work of literature *and* god)

Kasper Hauser return to LA with SkyMaul Wednesday Night

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While I'm busy cavorting in New York City Wednesday night (or more accurately, riding an airplane somewhere over Ohio), Kasper Hauser will be making their triumphant return to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater with SkyMaul!

The show is Wednesday night at 8PM. Tickets are only five bucks, so make your reservations now for an amazing night of comedy.

The show is a two headed beast -- material drawn from SkyMaul and brand new sketches. I've seen it three times, and I love it every time. Just wait until you see SkyMaul CEO Jerry Ponda in his trademark black turtleneck.

PS to NYCers: KH will be performing in NY at the UCB there on November 9th. Some MaxFunsters are planning a meetup. You should go.

Podcast: Steve Agee and Brian Posehn from The Sarah Silverman Program

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Brian Posehn and Steve Agee are co-stars on Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program. They play Steve and Brian, the title characters nerdy, gay neighbors. "The Advocate" writer Dave White described them as "everything the gay characters on Queer as Folk and Will & Grace were too afraid and unimaginative and busy chasing their own boring tails to be: fat, bearded, nerdy, bickering, dude speaking, glasses wearing, karate chopping, video game playing, covertly masturbating, metal T-shirt–wearing malcontents. In other words, these are homosexuals I understand: My circle of friends finally represented fictionally on television. And I feel validated by a sitcom for the first time."

When they're not acting, they are both standup comics. Posehn has toured extensively with The Comedians of Comedy, and Agee frequently appears around the country with Silverman.

You can view and download the program above; to download a high-quality video via torrent, use MySpleen. If you need an invite for the 'spleen, email me, and tell me your favorite TSOYA moment.


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More Sound of Young America deep vault material...

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This torrent features Sound of Young America interviews from before the dawn of the podcasting era. Included are all the pieces that were up on our site before we started podcasting at the very end of 2004. Chuck D, Patton Oswalt, Louie CK and many, many many more. If you need a MySpleen invite, just email me, and tell me your favorite Sound of Young America moment for fan-identification purposes.

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