International Waters

International Waters is a pop culture comedy quiz show where land laws do not apply. Join host Dave Holmes and competing teams of world-famous comedians from the US and UK in a hilarious and lively test of pop culture knowledge (and the ability to make up baloney when that knowledge fails). It's part panel show, part trivia quiz and all laughs. It's also a little embarrassed it wrote that last sentence.

International Waters: Episode 46 Come to Bottom End Are Ye?

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Robin, Beth, Dana, Dave & Susy
Guests: 
Robin Ince
Guests: 
Beth Stelling
Guests: 
Dana Gould
Guests: 
Susy Kane

Which birds of prey should you avoid including in your novel and which will give you a bitchy look? How do you ruin an Englishman’s day? And can Beth or Susy get a word in while Robin and Dana are talking about Hammer Horror films?

Dana Gould, Beth Stelling, Robin Ince and Susy Kane join host, Dave Holmes.

Other useful links this week:

Dana Gould wants to plug his podcast The Dana Gould Hour and recommends “the best television series of its kind since Twin Peaks”, the original French version of The Returned, Les Revenants, which is currently available through Netflix. Also, the Twitter feed @TVNetworkNotes.

Beth Stelling wants to plug her up-coming gigs atSouth By Southwest and at Zanies in Chicago. You should also check out her great, recent Conan appearance. Beth recommends The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Robin Ince wants to plug The Infinite Monkey Cage podcast and his own upcoming tour dates in the UK and Australia. Robin recommends John Ronson’s latest book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed and Josie Long’s current tour.

Susy Kane wants to plug The Missing Hancocks, a BBC radio series she did recently that’s now available on CD. Susy recommends the Casting Call Woe Tumblr, which posts real actual casting notices from the web - "Stunning actress needed to play a naked dead body. No pay" sort of thing.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and currently has a TV show running on Ovation, called American Canvas at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth’s new memoir, Girl In A Band.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 45 Live in Los Angeles

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Erin, Bryan, Jordan,Sarah, Dave and Matt
Guests: 
Erin Gibson
Guests: 
Bryan Safi
Guests: 
Sarah Morgan
Guests: 
Matt Kirshen
Guests: 
Jordan Morris

Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi, Matt Kirshen and Sarah Morgan join host, Dave Holmes for a show taped live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA.

Written by Asterios Kokkinos with help from Justine Barron, recorded at UCB Franklin in Los Angeles, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 44 Discourse is Dead

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Guy, Megan, Dave and Jemaine
Guests: 
Jemaine Clement
Guests: 
Megan Koester
Guests: 
Guy Branum

Jemaine Clement, Guy Branum and Megan Koester join host, Dave Holmes to talk Sleeping Tapes, Vampires and Antipodean #FirstWorldProblems

Other useful links this week:

Guy Branum wants to plug his MaxFun culture podcast Pop Rocket and also his new album, Effable, which comes out on April 14th. Guy recommends the documentary When Freddie Mercury Met Kenny Everett which is available on YouTube.

Megan Koester writes for Vice and performs live all over the place. Megan recommends watching old VHS tapes of The Gong Show.

Jemaine Clement wants to plug his new movie, What We Do in the Shadows which is out now in LA and New York and across the US later in the year. Jemaine recommends the ABC (Australia) show Danger 5.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 43 L for Lorenzo

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Chris, Lynn, Dave, Zabeth and Dave
Guests: 
Dave Ross
Guests: 
Zabeth Russell
Guests: 
Lynn Ferguson
Guests: 
Chris Martin

Dave Ross, Zabeth Russell, Lynn Ferguson and Chris Martin join host, Dave Holmes for Bear tits, the coconut dog and why 30 years ago sucked.

Plugs and recommendations:

Dave Ross is on Twitter @DaveToTheRoss and wants to plug his podcast, Terrified. Dave recommends Megan Rosati’s webseries, 52 Ways to Break Up.

Zabeth Russell is on Twitter @Zabsters and would like to plug the film she’s just played a part in Blood Sucking Bastards. Zabeth recommends Black Mirror which is currently streaming in the US through Netflix.

Lynn Ferguson wants to plug her webseries, This Day Today and recommends Nambarrie Tea.

Chris Martin is on Twitter @ChrisMcomedy and wants to plug his podcast, Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast and his latest YouTube video. Chris recommends Craig David’s Instagram.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. This month’s guests are Dave Ross’ sketch group, Women. Dave would like to recommend the Tanya Roberts – Tahiti Village videos on YouTube.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

Ask your British / American questions on our reddit thread.

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MaxFun Presents... International Waters Live at the UCB

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Date: 
02/23/2015 - 23:00 - 23:59
City: 
Los Angeles
Venue Name: 
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Franklin (5919 Franklin Ave. 90028)

Join host Dave Holmes (MTV, Reno 911, Kroll Show) and competing teams of world-famous comedians from the US and UK in a hilarious and lively test of pop culture knowledge (and the ability to make up baloney when that knowledge fails).

Team USA: Erin Gibson (Parks and Rec, Chelsea Lately, Community) and Bryan Safi (That’s Gay, Funny or Die, Access Hollywood Live) from the hit Maximum Fun podcast Throwing Shade.

Team UK: Matt Kirshen (Set List, The Nerdist, Last Comic Standing) and Sarah Morgan (writer for Mitchell and Webb, Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish, The Now Show).

“Best Comedy Podcast” The Daily Telegraph

Hear previous episodes at www.maximumfun.org/shows/international-waters

Past guests include: Paul Scheer, Josie Long, Cameron Esposito, Eliza Skinner, Claudia O’Doherty, Dana Gould, Paul F Tompkins, Starlee Kine, Andy Zaltzman…

Tickets now on sale through the UCB website!

International Waters: Episode 42 Flamingos, Plonkers and Dogging

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Brendan, Lou, Dave, Eliza and Kyle
Guests: 
Brendan Dodds
Guests: 
Lou Sanders
Guests: 
Eliza Skinner
Guests: 
Kyle Kinane

Kyle Kinane, Eliza Skinner, Brendan Dodds and Lou Sanders join host, Dave Holmes to learn about Teen drug trends and British sex things.

Plugs and recommendations:

Kyle Kinane wants to plug his new Comedy Central special, due to broadcast at the end of January. He recommends swimming with sea otters in Orange County, which he did through the group Nurtured by Nature.

Eliza Skinner is on Twitter @ElizaSkinner and will be appearing at SF Sketchfest Jan 30th and 31st. Eliza recommends TheOatmealArtist.com.

Brendan Dodds wants to plug his own Twitter, @BrendanDodds and his blog You Say You Want A Resolution, where he takes on a new challenge every week. Brendan recommends the Twitter account @AmznMoviewRewvws which curates the best/worst Amazon movie reviews.

Lou Sanders wants to plug her new DVD, Lou Sanders in Another Great Show Again which comes out later this month through GoFasterStripe. Lou recommends you support The A21 Campaign against human trafficking.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. February’s show will guest star sketch group Women. Dave would like to recommend the album Home, Like Noplace Is There by The Hotelier.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 41 The Right to Bear Arse

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Dave, Travis and Amelie
Guests: 
Amelie Gillette
Guests: 
Travis McElroy
Guests: 
James Acaster
Guests: 
Pippa Evans

Amelie Gillette, Travis McElroy, Pippa Evans and James Acaster join host, Dave Holmes for an end of 2014 special.

We discuss favourite falling down videos, argue over which nation has claim over Nicki Minaj’s butt, make a weird number of references to Sister Act and did we mention the paedos?

Other useful links this week:

Amelie Gillette wants to plug the remaining episodes of Selfie playing out every Tuesday on Hulu and recommends The Comeback, which may as well be the official HBO show of International Waters at this point we’ve recommended it so often.

Travis McElroy wants to plug My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone and Bunker Buddies and recommends Sawbones, his little brother’s comedy videogame videos on Polygon.com, Andie Bolt’s Warrior Lady web series Red Baroness and Bunker Buddies theme tune composer Brentalfloss. Travis would also like to recommend the new Walk the Moon album and promises that he has no vested interest in the band.

Pippa Evans is on Twitter @iampippaevans and wants to plug her Christmas single. Pippa recommends great London charity, Hackney Pirates.

James Acaster wants to plug his live dates and his web series, Sweet Home Ketteringa . He’s on Twitter @JamesAcaster and want’s to recommend the new Retro Spankees’ album Meagre Vengeance.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend The New Basement Tapes - Spotify users can the album here.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 40 Cue the Jingle Bells!

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Erin, Chris and Dave
Guests: 
Erin McGathy
Guests: 
Chris Fairbanks
Guests: 
Cariad Lloyd
Guests: 
Paul Foxcroft

Erin McGathy, Chris Fairbanks, Cariad Lloyd and Paul Foxcroft join host, Dave Holmes and share stories of Grandmothers’ biscuits, the Danish word for squirrel and Santa’s washboard ass.

It’s our Christmas special, so we get into the differences in how our countries celebrate the holidays, talk about Santa in sexually explicit terms and break out the Christmas crackers.

Useful links this week:

Erin McGathy wants to plug the wedding special of her podcast and is currently enjoying series two of The Comeback.

Chris Fairbanks is on Twitter @ChrisFairbanks and is currently being “Forest Gumped” into some scenes from Cocktail. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to find the end result here. In the meantime, you can see the first film where they Forest Gumped Chris into an episode of Dragnet. Chris is currently enjoying the paintings of a guy who works on the Venice boardwalk. This guy doesn't have a website and Chris hasn't even seen him around recently, but guess who else paints and who does have a website? Chris' dad James Fairbanks!

Cariad Lloyd wants to plug her other improve group Austentatious, who do improvised Jane Austen novels and are touring in the new year. Cariad’s on Twitter as @LadyCariad. Cariad recommends Graham Linehan’s recent sitcom, The Walshes.

Paul Foxcroft is on Twitter as @MisterSpiderGod and recommends that we all spend Christmas re-watching The Kids in the Hall.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend an app called FrickBits, which uses the GPS info from your smartphone to make beautiful art.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 39 Turner and Satan and Hooch

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Brian, Jackie and Dave
Guests: 
Brian Fernandes
Guests: 
Jackie Kashian
Guests: 
Simon Kane
Guests: 
Helen Zaltzman

Brian Fernandes, Jackie Kashian, Simon Kane and Helen Zaltzman join host, Dave Holmes to call out the first un-funny Canadian, identify terrible Christmas songs and reminisce about a thing called Dido.

Other useful links this week:

Brian Fernandes wants to plug Jordan, Jesse Go!, which he produces and his award-winning iO sketch team Brute Squad. Brian recommends the USA TV show Benched and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nightcrawler.

Jackie Kashian wants to plug her “Dork on Dork Dialogue” podcast The Dork Forrest and her latest album / DVD / download This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux. Jackie recommends that you identify and donate to your local foodbank.

Simon Kane wants to plug his blog, his Monster Hunters podcast and the BBC sketch show he’s a regular on, John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme. Simon recommends supporting tragic conceptual art project / broken relationship Fred and Sharon’s Movies.

Helen Zaltzman doesn’t really want to plug anything, but if you haven’t subscribed already you can find her Answer Me This podcast here.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend the band Chumped, particularly their new album Teenage Retirement.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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International Waters: Episode 38 Dressed as a Car

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Amanda, Asterios and Dave
Guests: 
Asterios Kokkinos
Guests: 
Amanda Meadows
Guests: 
Andy Zaltzman
Guests: 
Josie Long

Americans Asterios Kokkinos and Amanda Meadows take on Brits Andy Zaltzman and Josie Long for ice-cream tasting, extreme wildlife shows and slash/fic with Dave Holmes.

As our respective nations mark Veterans and Remembrance Day, Baskin Robins has released a really inappropriate tribute. Doc Brown and The Doctor get sensual and consensual and we ask: do sharks have taints?

Written by Sarah Morgan.

Other useful links this week:

Asterios Kokkinos wants to recommend KC Green and Anthony Clark’s webcomic Back and to plug his own book The Enemies of Twenty-Something Mega Man.

Amanda Meadows wants to plug Devastator Press and their new anime / Japanese popculture special, Otaku and recommends John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats) new novel, Wolf in White Van, which pretty much everyone else seems to be recommending too. Catch his Bullseye interview about the novel, here.

Andy Zaltzman wants to plug The Bugle Podcast and his own Satirist For Hire tour dates. Andy recommends cricket.

Josie Long sort of doesn’t want to recommend TV show, The Following, but is currently watching it anyway. She’s enthusiastic about UK comic book artists Tom Humberstone and Stephen Collins, both of whom have just released new collections. Josie’s going to be touring in 2015, find dates here.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month and recommends the band Gentlemen Rogues.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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