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Steve Coogan is Funny

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Hamlet 2 is terrible.

HOWEVER

Steve Coogan is really, really funny. As in the above clip from "The Day Today." Which is really, really, really, really funny.

Please Take Away YLNT's Flipcams

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Guitar Avalanche Master Class from Scott Simpson on Vimeo.

Scott Simpson of You Look Nice Today (one of my favorite podcasts and 1/2 of the Monsters of Podcasting) has been really busy with his fucking flip cam lately.

At least he's teaching. Above: guitar technique. Below: packing technique.

Peter Sarofinowicz Gets Marriage Right

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In this clip from The Peter Sarofinowicz Show, the marriage process is captured perfectly. I can't even begin to tell you how closely this tracks my personal experience with marriage, courtship &etc.

Woody Allen's Spanish Diary

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The Times today has Woody Allen's fascinating diary from the production of Vicky Christina Barcelona, his new film.

JUNE 26

Filmed at La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Was thinking I have much in common with the great Spanish architect. We both defy convention, he with his breathtaking designs and me by wearing a lobster bib in the shower.

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Podcast: Bob Powers says "You Are A Miserable Excuse For A Hero"

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Bob Powers is a New York-based performer and writer. His first book, Happy Cruelty Day, was a compilation of made-up holidays. His new book is a parody of Choose Your Own Adventure books, which tackles the lifestyle of the failed artsy-type.

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Craig Robinson is Fucking Jerry Minor's Lady

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Jerry Minor and Craig Robinson on Bill Maher's show, whatever it's called.

Robinson recently had felony possession charges filed against him for X and meth, so we here at MaxFunHQ are hoping he's OK. Because that dude is FUNNY.

Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 33: Mobile-o-coat

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! 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. These original 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.

On this episode: The Imposters attempt to convince John to wear a device called a mobile-o-coat. At first the device sounds like it might be to his advantage but quickly proves otherwise.

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The Opener with Jim Tews.

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Cleveland-based comic Jim Tews is a longtime listener to and supporter of MaxFun, and he emailed me about his really charming and funny new web series, The Opener. He's in the beginning of his career, opening for more established comics, and the show takes a self-deprecating look at the life of the comedy club MC. I really enjoyed the above episode, with Dom Irrera. You can find more on Jim's YouTube page.

Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 31: People Movers

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! 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. These original 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.

On this episode: The Imposters approach a moving company employee and try to explain the delicate nature of the cargo that needs moving.

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Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 32: Human Sugar Bowl

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Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! 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. These original 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.

On this episode: The Imposters ask a citizen if he wouldn't mind trying a new place to keep his sugar.

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