comedy

Corin Tucker & Tom Arnold

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Corin Tucker
Guests: 
Tom Arnold

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Photo credit: Jesse Thorn

Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney on The Early Riot Grrrl Scene, Finding Her Voice, and Sleater-Kinney's Return

[r] Sleater-Kinney is one of the most-loved indie bands of the past two decades. The band formed in the latter days of the riot grrrl movement in Olympia, Washington, and found an intense following. They were fierce, and they let their ideas "fill the room".

After recording eight albums and tons of touring, they went on hiatus. The band's members pursued other musical and creative projects, but there was a nagging question -- what would it be like if Sleater-Kinney returned?

In January of 2015, the band released a new record called No Cities to Love. It had been nearly a decade since their last LP.

Corin Tucker, the group's co-founder, joins us to talk about soaking up the punk and riot grrrl scenes of the early 1990s, finding her voice, and why Sleater-Kinney returned.


Photo: Jesse Thorn

Tom Arnold Talks About Shaking Off the Bullies and Making His Own Way

Tom Arnold is a real show business survivor. His first big job in Hollywood was as a writer on Roseanne. He ended up married to her. He became a regular on the show and their relationship was tabloid fodder for five years. By the time they broke up in 1994, you couldn't make it through a late night monologue without a Tom Arnold joke.

But Arnold never stopped working, as a character actor, as a sports talk show host, as a stand up comic, and now in his 50s he's a dad for the first time and he's now been a star in Hollywood for thirty years and continues to make headlines. Arnold also continues to perform stand up across the country.

Tom talks with us about growing up in Iowa and fighting bullies, the difficulties of working in Las Vegas, his enduring respect for Roseanne, and the way he's found satisfaction with his work.

The Outshot: MacGruber

Jesse heartily disagrees with A.O. Scott's review of the film version of MacGruber. In short: MacGruber exists, and the world is better for it.

TS270: Throwing Shade TV Tonight, Jennifer Holliday, Women's March, Guest Derek Meeker

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Show: 
Throwing Shade

This week Bryan shares the myth of the stomach flu, while Erin shares her plans for the Inauguration. Also, Jennifer Holliday promptly backs out of performing at the Inauguration with a heartfelt response, and the Women’s March on Washington is this Saturday 1/21, and we have all the details. Plus, Bryans partner, guest Derek Meeker is here to discuss their wedding, Derek’s Republican past, and his coming out story. 

Throwing Shade is TONIGHT 1/17 on TV Land at 10:30 PM! Watch it live, set your DVRs, get on Tinder or Grindr and find someone who has a tv! Just watch!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 463: Live at SF Sketchfest with Travis McElroy and Donwill

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Guests: 
Travis McElroy
Guests: 
Donwill

Jordan and Jesse are joined by Travis McElroy and Donwill live on stage at the Swedish American Music Hall as part of San Francisco Sketchfest 2017.

The Greatest Generation Ep 102: The Shelby Treatment (S5E3)

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When "The Bad Girl of Starfleet" beams aboard the Entrepreneur, the crew treats her like an outcast. But when a sneaky admiral assigns her a secret mission, her true nature is revealed. How do you get an appointment at Starfleet Supercuts? How does Guinan know when you need her? Just what is Starfleet Uniform Code, anyway? It's the episode that's one big love letter to Michelle Forbes.

One Bad Mother Episode 187: What’s In Your Bag? Plus Kristen Howerton of Rage Against The Minivan

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Kristen Howerton

Biz and Theresa explore what’s in the bags we carry around all day…you know, besides the emotional weight of self-identity and parenting. That aside, it's probably wipes and Band-Aids….and tiny koalas. Plus, Biz gets a wake-up call, Theresa is still pregnant, and we talk to Kristen Howerton of Rage Against The Minivan about transracial adoption and her awesome blog.

Kristen Howerton:
http://www.rageagainsttheminivan.com
Twitter: @KristenHowerton

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Episode 5 – Angry Angel written by Will Gluck

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Guests: 
Aubrey Plaza
Guests: 
Danielle Nicolet
Guests: 
Ed Weeks
Guests: 
Cedric Yarbrough
Guests: 
Craig Cackowski
Guests: 
John Ross Bowie
Guests: 
Kerri Kenney-Silver
Guests: 
Josh Zuckerman
Guests: 
Chris Tallman
Guests: 
Mark McConville
Guests: 
Alison Rich
Guests: 
Janet Varney
Guests: 
Gary Anthony Williams
Guests: 
Jamie Denbo
Guests: 
Humphrey Kerr

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Andrew Reich interviews Will Gluck (Director of Easy A and Friends with Benefits, Co-creator of The Michael J. Fox Show) regarding his dead pilot, Angry Angel. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Angry Angel performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors like:

Aubrey Plaza as Alison Pyke, Danielle Nicolet as Connie, Ed Weeks as Barker, Cedric Yarbrough as Leonard/Middle Aged Man, Craig Cackowski as Skater/Shaun White/Business Man/Wallstreeter #1/Taxi Driver, John Ross Bowie as Male Judge/Co-pilot/Driver/Jogger, Kerri Kenney-Silver as Female Judge/Old Woman, Josh Zuckerman as Stoned College Kid/Young Man, Chris Tallman as Pilot/Captain Sully/Wallstreeter #2/Older Voices/Conductor, Mark McConville as Air Traffic Control/Rescuer/Older Voices, Alison Rich as Teenage Girl, Janet Varney as Flight Attendant/Mother/Suspicious Mother, Gary Anthony Williams as Man in Uniform/Regular/Older Voices/Security Guard, Jamie Denbo as Woman, Humphrey Kerr as Patrick, and Andrew Reich with stage directions.

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TS269: Planned Parenthood, Stefano Gabanna, Guest Alessandro Minoli

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Show: 
Throwing Shade

This week Bryan learns the meaning of DSLs while Erin finally shares her new obsession with Judge Judy. Also, Paul Ryan's at it again as the mother of the House of Representatives trying to defund Planned Parenthood, and Stefano Gabanna made some controversial statements after receiving hate on a recent Instagram post. Plus Erin's fiancé, guest Alessandro Minoli is here to serenade us with Olivers toy song, meeting Erin, and discuss his new show Jeff & Some Aliens. Tune into Throwing Shade on TV Land this Tuesday 1/17 honeybunz!

Judge John Hodgman Episode 295: The Hallowed Y'alls of Justice

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Alexandra brings the case against her mother, Dale. Whenever Dale travels, she likes to adopt the local accent in conversation with those around her. Alexandra is embarrassed every time she does this and wishes she would stop. Who's right? Who's wrong?

If you want to listen to the Dick Van Dyke interview on Bullseye that was referenced in this episode, you can find it here.

EVIDENCE

Here's a comprehensive list of Alexandra's Googlings:

A) “I urge you all never to mimic another person’s accent without permission, and here is why […] I understand that for many people I’ve met, mimicking my accent is not something that is done out of spite. Most would assure me the reason they do it is because they like it, and I too am guilty of copying an accent out of admiration. However, when someone tries to impersonate me, two things happen: They do an awful job at it, and I instantly feel like a joke.”
-Excerpt from the article “Don’t Do A British Accent” by Gena-Mour Barrett

B) "My favourite (sarcasm) are the people who think because I am white and British it is acceptable to imitate my accent when having a conversation. Now if I were Indian would they do the same? I think not. Just like the author said. We are not here to amuse and entertain you."
-From this webpage (comments section)

C) "What is cultural appropriation? Cultural appropriation is the adoption or theft of icons, rituals, aesthetic standards, and behavior from one culture or subculture by another. It generally is applied when the subject culture is a minority culture or somehow subordinate in social, political, economic, or military status to the appropriating culture."
-From this webpage

D) "Just because it doesn’t affect you personally doesn’t mean it’s not oppressive."
-From this webpage

E) “The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.”
―Fred Rogers

Submitted by Dale:

Statement #1, from Dale’s friend Sarah (interview between Dale and Sarah).

Statement #2, from Dale’s younger daughter, Olivia.

Statement #3, from Dale’s friend, Marie, a Franco-American.

Thank you to David Dwyer for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.

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Ep 101: Hiding the Judd (S5E2)

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When the walls fall at Shaka, Kiazi’s children’s faces get really wet. The beast is at Tanagra, but it’s anyone’s guess where Darmok and Jalad are w/r/t the ocean. Will Zinda’s face be black and his eyes red? Who, if not Mirab, is going to unfurl these sails? Is Uzani’s army going with the fist open or the fist closed? Is the river Temarc in winter or what? It’s the episode that opens Sokath’s eyes.

MBMBaM 337: Seaburglars of the Archipelago

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Last week, we kinda threw our hat over the fence vis-a-vis zagging on y’all. This week, we’re trying to adhere to this new philosophy with an episode chock-full of surprises and twists and turns and … uh … shocking … revelations?

Suggested talking points: Zag Update, Fushigi Update, Robe Rules, Gary Spangler, Volvo Comms, Good Mugshots, 50 First Fake Dates

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