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Great weekend for Bay Area comedy...

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Not only is the one and only Mr. Paul F. Tompkins headlining this week at the Punchline in San Francisco (win tix here), but The Shooter himself, Mr. Jimmy Pardo is headlining at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale.

In the unforgettable words of the Rooster T. Feathers answering machine: "Cock-a-doodle-DOOOOOOOOO!"

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse, Go!: Ep. 29: Hot Tubbin' with Ashkon

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This week's show features very special guest Ashkon, who's song "Hot Tubbin'" has been tearing up the Max Fun charts since its debut a few weeks ago.

Introduction
Jesse and Jordan are in a Dinosaur Park. They say dinosaur names they know, and give you a preview of the show to come.

Listener Calls
Happy pet stories (aka the Cat Came Back), First Time Drunk, Waiting on the Tow Truck, Crying at the Cracker Barrel... no, it's not Jordan's new country album, it's listener calls!

Calls from Listeners


Jordan receives some shoe advice and gets propositioned. He'll also be put on the internet in his underwear, for you to dress up.

People Who Listen to the Show Dial a Number and Leave a Message and Jordan and Jesse Talk About It


Longtime pal Brian shares a cautionary tail about knives, Jesse is corrected, and the definitive White-Guy-Know-It-All theory is offered.

Zoo Animal Showdown!
Monkey vs. Lion

Jesse introduces a new segment called Zoo Animal Showdown. This week's match up: Monkey Vs. Lion. Head to the forum to cast your vote!

Ashkon

Jordan and Jesse chat with Ashkon about wild nights in LA, his connection with Murder Inc.'s Irv Gotti, and, of course, hot tubbin' on the late night. Yadadamean?

Ashkon Performs

Ashkon performs an acoustic version of "Hot Tubbin'" and an awesome freestyle rap.

Outro:


Lots of action items this week!



ACTION ITEMS:


*Vote in the first round of the Zoo Animal Showdown! Visit the forum for details.
*Have you ever done something stupid? Think you can beat Brian's stabbing the crap out of his hands? Call in and tell us about it!
*Coming Soon: Dress up Paper Doll Jordan on our flickr page!
*Check out Ashkon at www.gradschoolmusic.com


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Our theme music: "Love You" by The Free Design, courtesy of The Free Design and Light in the Attic Records

Jeff Coorwin's Discount Tires

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The tri-county area's ONLY haunted tire retailer!

Part of Eric Appel's brand new SuperDeluxe series, The Subconcious Channel, in which we are treated to a tour of one man's strange dreams. Thanks to Eric for letting me be a part of it, it was the most fun you can have in a strip-mall sound stage next to a body shop in North Hollywood!

Contest: Zach Galifianakis's Bad Art Auction!

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Hey NYC area max-funsters/Galifianakers/Indie rock lovers/bad art hounds - this contest's for you! July 10th, at the Hiro Ballroom in New York, Zach will be hosting a charity event for New York Cares in which "really bad, really funny" art will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. And if that doesn't already sound like a blast and a half, the auction will be followed by a full set from reverb-rockers Band of Horses - who's Everything All The Time was, to this Intern's mind, one of the better debut albums OF THE MILLENIUM. I've also seen them live, and they are indeed top notch. IN ADDITION, it's their only show scheduled in NYC the whole summer.

So now you're wondering, "Hey Tim the Intern, how can I win free tickets to this hip shindig for a good cause?" Well that's simple. Just be the first person to e-mail me (tim@maximumfun.org) the answer to the following intern related question, along with your name and phone number:

In a classic episode of Seinfeld, Kramer takes on an NYU Intern to assist him at Kramerica Industries. WHAT IS THAT INTERN'S NAME?

Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Old Men

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Watch Mr. Wizard
Show: 
Bullseye

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

This episode features a couple of old fogies. You probably know him best as Larry David's dad on Curb Your Enthusiasm - but Shelley Berman has been a legend in the comedy world since the 1950's. He was a co-founder of Second City and his debut album Inside Shelley Berman won the first non-music Grammy Award...ever.

We also talk with Don Herbert AKA Mr. Wizard AKA Donny Hizza. He was the host and creator of the 1950's children's program Watch Mr. Wizard and its 1990's Nickelodeon revival Mr. Wizard's World. He eats the whole time he's being interviewed.

Recorded Live From Congress

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Live From Congress: Rep. Ingersoll's Murder of a Hobo

Recorded from ONN's live congressional feed. Amazing what your representatives are up to, just amazing.

Wow, Dave Foley has some serious fans...

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Just today this was posted to a discussion thread I started a year or two ago on BlowUpTheMoon.com, a comedy discussion board, about Dave Foley's appearance on TSOYA.

Reminds me of the guy who used to send nonsense newsletters to the Mayor's office when I worked there, James Bond Zero of the Hardware Secret Service.

He had hisOwn PRIME TIME SHOW WHICH WAS FANTASTIC
It WAS CALLED "THANK GOD YOUR HERE" They swiped it tho';
Jhn Lithgow & Jeffrey Tambor had a new series & the swiped it off & canceled it as well.
Who are the appealing to as an audience.~?
"WE" A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF PROTESTORS AGAINST THIER CANCELATION; RIOTED BY GIVING UP WATCHIND THAT PARTICULAR STATION.
OVER 10,000 Viewers, & we are sworn to NOT WATCH NBC;
THEY CANCELED JOHN LITHGGOW'S SHOW;
DAVE FOLEY'S, *NEW INTERESTING, & CHALLENGING, TO ACTORS, & COMEDIANS,& AUDIENCES.
The SHOW IS CALLED~>"THANK GOD YOUR HERE~!"
We were all SO HAPPY TO HAVE DAVE BEING IMPROVE, NO SCRIPT FOR HIM HE'S TALENTED IN HIS INSPIRATIONS.
I'M CRYIING WITHOUT MY DAVE FOLEY FIX~!
BRING HIM & THE SHOW BACK~?
REALITY SHOWS ARE SUCKABLE, & ARE DUMBING THE YOUTH ADULTS OF OUR AMERICA.
WE NEEDED; "THANK GOD, YOUR HERE;" on Wednesdays on NBC.
NBC~> WE GIVE UP~!
WE ARE DONE PUTTING UP WITH YOUR CHOICES THAT *ARE'NT TRUE, ARTIST *WORTHY WORK.
DOES'NT ANYONE WITH A HEART, RUN NBC~?
WELL MYSELF & 100's of others across this ciountry,have decided to BOYCOTT YOUR STATION PERIOD~!!!
YOU ARE BOYCOTTING THE AUDIENCE WHO MADE YOU;
WE'RE AGREEING THAT YOU HAVE DESERTED THE PEOPLE.
ARTISTS, & VIEWER'S.
Your PLAYING TO THE MINORITY OF THIS COUNTRY.
YOU'LL SEE~!!!
DAVE FOLEY, & JOHN LITHGOW, & JEFFREY TAMBOR;
WERE WORTH OUR VALUABLE TIME;
NOTHING YOU HAVE LEFT IS WORTH ARE INVOLVEMENT~!
DONNA ANN WEATHERMAN
Viewer's That ARE SAYING SO;
WHY WE LEFT & WHY.
BECAUSE OF YOUR TEASING US & UNFAITHFULLY THEN DUMPING WHAT WE WANT<> DAVE FOLEY;~>
*SOMEONE ELSE WITH THE CHARACHTER,& GIFTING AS DEVELOPED AS *JOHN LITHGOW~{ WHOM YOU RE-NIGED TO US..}
THIS NETWORK HAS ONLY PROMISED;
*WE DRUM UP, THE AUDIENCE, FOR THE SUCCESS oF THE SHOW, & BEFORE IT'S BEEN ACCURATELY COUNTED YOU DUMP *OUR EFFORTS AT PUTTING THE *AUDIENCE TOGETHER/
I FILED MY TV RATINGS LIST,
But; *It Could'nt be mailed back,
It Was refused to be accepted to be sent to NEILSON RATINGS from which it came.
I HAD DESIRED ALL MY LIFE,to be on the NEISON ratings family.
After KEEPING TRACK & WRITING IN MY SUBMISSIONS TO NEILSON;
IT COULD'NT BE MAILED BACK TO THEM; IT WOULD'NT BE RECEIVED.
*You Network heads, are'nt making UN-INFORMED choices;
if you want viewers.
A LARGE GROUP OF FOCUSED *PEOPLE TALK THAT THEY'VE GIVEN UP ON WHAT *YOU THINK IS POPULAR~!
TAKING THE TIME; TO DO OUR NEISON RATINGS LIST'S, ARE A WAIST OF OUR TIME.
*WE BREAK THE OPERATION: OF HOW TV VIEWING HAS BEEN DECIDED FOR THE LAST 50 years or so.
WE QUIT,~>WE'RE GOING TO TAKE OUR LIVE'S BACK FROM BEING *STUPORED INTO *STUPIDITY & YOUR CONTROL of our lives.
THIRD ROCK WAS... ORIGINAL~!.
"Mork & Mindy" was similar to "Third Rock"; &
As WELL The show of"My Favorite Martian."
But, NOTHING COULD HOLD A CANDLE, TO *THIRD ROCK~!
WON'T SOMEONE PUT ON THE SHOWS THE NETWORK HEADS *REJECT~?

Alternate title for this post: "Thank God You're Here: Who Knew Anyone Gave a Fuck?"

My Nature Documentary, by Jack Handey

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Show monkey in a tree. Narrator says, “The monkey, proud and smart, in his native habitat. But one thing he does not have . . .” Show a giraffe. “. . . is a long neck, like the giraffe. Which is why nature has allowed them to combine forces.” Show monkey on giraffe’s neck. (Note: Monkey may have to be tied on.)

Then the narrator says, “The monkey can now see very far, and has protection from predators. And the giraffe has a little friendly guy to ride around on him.”


May God bless you, New Yorker, for making Mr. Jack Handey a continuing part of our lives.

Podcast: TSOYA: Dave Hill

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Dave Hill
Show: 
Bullseye

Comedian Dave Hill has taken the New York comedy world by storm over the last three years. His stage show, "The Dave Hill Explosion," has hosted celebs like Sandra Bernhard and Dick Cavett. He's also made a name for himself online, with videos for Superdeluxe, among other venues. His most recent project is a television series for the Mojo network, called "King of Miami."

You might also enjoy these past programs:
Michael Cera (Arrested Development)
Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show)
Sarah Thyre (Strangers with Candy)

Our intersititial music is provided by Dan Wally

Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Rock Snobs

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The Rock Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Steven Daly
Guests: 
Ira Kaplan
Guests: 
Greg Proops

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

Our Guests: Steven Daly is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the co-author of The Rock Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge.


Ira Kaplan is a co-founder, vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter of the veteran indie rock band Yo La Tengo. We talk with Ira about their 2004 best-of compilation - Prisoners of Love, playing cover songs, and fund raising for WFMU.

In 2006, Yo La Tengo released their 14th LP, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass to critical acclaim.

Greg Proops is a stand-up and improv comedian, best known for his appearances on both the U.K. and American versions of Whose Line is it Anyway.

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