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Tim & Eric Look for Funding

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Tim & Eric call Apple tech support, looking for podcast funding.

"If you want to see number five go up, the only way that's gonna happen is if we get a financial commitment from you guys."

This is old, but it is fucking hilarious.

via Dead Frog

Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Real Vs. Fake

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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 Clasics.

On this week’s show Real Vs. Fake, magician and actor Ricky Jay talks about his career and his book ‘Extraordinary Exhibitions’. San Francisco radio personality and stand-up comic Brian Copeland also guests. He shares details of his one man show and what it was like growing up in the most racist suburb of America.

Ricky Jay is an artist, actor and author. He is an expert on the history of magic, oddball and unusual entertainment. He can throw a playing card into the rind of a watermelon from ten paces – impressive!

“Not A Genuine Black Man” is the longest running solo show in San Francisco history. Brian Copeland, writer and star of the one man comedy show, spills the beans on what the show is all about.

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Messages from our troops

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Our Troops Send Holiday Wishes For Peace, Goodwill, And Body Armor

This might be the best Onion video piece yet. Wow is this funny.

Podcast: TSOYA Classic: High and Low.

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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 Clasics.

On this week’s show High and Low, there's an exploration of the differences in high and low art. Louis CK and Chip Lord are guests plus there’s music from Elephant Larry.

Louis CK has performed his stand-up comedy on shows like Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His writing credits include Late Show with David Letterman, The Dana Carvey show and the Chris Rock Show. He has also written several short films and feature-lengths – most notably “Pootie Tang”. When he spoke to TSOYA in this Classic episode from 2005, Louis spoke about his upcoming HBO series “Lucky Louie”.

The Ant Farm was a group radical architects who were also video, performance and installation artists. They were founded in 1968 by Chip Lord and Doug Michels. Along with their early inflatable structures, the group was also known for spectacular performance events like "Media Burn" (1975), for which Ant Farm members dressed up like astronauts and sped a customized Cadillac El Dorado through a pyramid of burning televisions. Chip Lord talks about their history.

There’s also a musical treat from the New York sketch comedy group Elephant Larry.

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Podcast: Chris Hardwick of Hard N Phirm and Wired Science

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Chris plays science with The Office's Rainn Wilson

Chris Hardwick started his television career as a pre-teen bowler, touring talk shows like "Mike Douglas," where he bowled against Jimmie Walker. He came to national prominence while still in college as the host of MTV's Singled Out. He's since forged a career as a comedian and comic singer-songwriter with his partner Mike Phirman as Hard N Phirm. Most recently, he's been co-host of the PBS series Wired Science.

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This is NOW, not A LONG TIME AGO!

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From a recent UCB Newsletter:

Top 5 Things That Have Got to Stop!
by tell-it-like-it-is road comic Jerry O'Hearn (Andy Daly)

1. Guys who come up to you and tell you "hey, this is how it is." Really? Excuse me, but I thought it was NOW, not a long time ago!
2. People who go out of the house looking just unbelievable! Hey pal, somebody called, they want their thing back!
3. This idiot who's always up to the same bullshit. Hey, I got an idea - get your act together!
4. Whoever invented that thing everybody's doing these days. I'd like to get my hands on that guy!
5. Those types of places.

(thanks Carol!)

Dave Hill + BoingBoingTV = Great News!

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Dave Hill rocks Boing Boing TV and the Blip Fest, which seems to be a party for people who make gameboy music.

I am JESSE THORN, TALENT SCOUT TO THE BLOGERATI... MATCHMAKER TO THE INTERNET STARS... DAVE HILL GOSPEL SPREADER WORLDWIDE. I take FULL credit for this alliance, with honorary mentions going to BB having fantastic taste and DH being fucking hilarious.

Previously:
Dave Hill on The Sound of Young America

Action Circle on Funny or Die

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Here's a new video on FunnyorDie.com. Written by Jordan Morris "Boy Detective" and Eugene "Big Time" O'Neill, featuring Jordan as the gamer and me as the voiceover (and random sight-gag guy). Watch, enjoy, and vote "Funny!"

Podcast: Chris Elliott

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Chris Elliott is an alternative comedy legend. He began his career as a runner on Late Night with David Letterman, before becoming an iconic writer/performer on that show. He turned his fame into a bizarre sitcom called Get A Life and a perhaps even stranger film called Cabin Boy. More recently, he's appeared in films like There's Something About Mary, Groundhog Day and Scary Movie and in many TV shows, including The King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond. He's now an author, with a new novel called "Into Hot Air: Mounting Mount Everest."

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Best Christmas Ever?

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I have no financial interest in AST Records. I do, however, have a strong fan's interest in supporting an indie comedy label that's supporting indie comedy.

Anyway, AST are offering a really amazing holiday deal: five CDs, a 7" single and some stickers and whatnot for $35. Paul F. Tompkins, The Sklar Brothers, Jen Kirkman, Jonah Ray, Never Not Funny and a special bonus CD from Scott Aukerman... all for thirty five bucks. You can't beat that with a bat.

Congrats to AST Records on a great first year!

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