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Podcast: Comedy at the Edge

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Richard Zoglin talks to us about his book "Comedy on the Edge". Zoglin talks about comedians such as Steve Martin, Albert Brooks, Richard Pryor and the effect they have had on American culture.

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Michael Cera
The Upright Citizens Brigade
Mr. Show's Bob Odenkirk
The Human Giant

Podcast: The Chris Farley Show authors Tom Farley Jr. and Tanner Colby

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Chris Farley burned brightly as a comic actor, rising quickly to enormous fame as a television and movie star. Unfortunately, he also crashed and burned. Writer Tanner Colby and Farley's brother, Tom Farley, have collaborated to tell Chris' story through the words of those who knew him in the book "The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts." We talk with Tom and Tanner about the life of this gifted and troubled comic.

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Belushi with Tanner Colby and Judith Belushi-Pisano (MP3)
New York Stories with Bill Hader and Roz Chast
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TSOYA is Live! in New York on Saturday Afternoon

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The Sound of Young America is Live! in New York City on Saturday afternoon as part of Sketchfest NYC.

We're so happy to have Ze Frank, Jay Smooth, Pangea 3000 and Dawn Landes to entertain you.

Tickets are available now, so buy yourself some.
And tell a friend!

Ep. 64: In Front of the Mayor

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Jordan joins Twitter, and much is discussed, including brand loyalty and shame.

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Nobody does gentle mockery like Mr. Dave Hill

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Celebrity field correspondent Mr. Dave Hill can say the meanest things in the world... AND HE ALWAYS SEEMS NICE. This is a superpower I would like to have. It is the perfect superpower for VISITING THE COMIC CONVENTION.

Wyatt Cenac's Daily Show Debut

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Friend of MaxFun Wyatt Cenac made his debut as a Daily Show correspondent last night, and he did a great job! Not as great as the big closer in his standup act, but that's because nothing could be that great. Except for the genuine article of course.

In other news, he's had a beard for a while now, and that's pretty great, too.

WE SALUTE YOU, WYATT CENAC!

Sketchfest Seattle is Accepting Submissions

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Our pal Andrew Connor from the brilliant sketch duo The Cody Rivers Show is taking over the venerable Sketchfest Seattle -- the longest-running sketch comedy festival in the country. Prank the Dean had an amazing time playing the festival a couple years ago. If you're a Seattleite, keep your eyes peeled. If you're in a sketch group, they're taking applications.

Here's what Andrew has to say for himself (and the fest):

SketchFest Seattle is now accepting applications for 2008!

SketchFest Seattle, the original sketch comedy festival, is ready.
Really ready. Ready for YOU to apply. We've got a cool new venue, a cool new format, and we need your application to make it all happen.

This year, we'll be running September 24th through 27th at the Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle's historic International District. We're getting back to our roots: one full weekend, jam-packed with jury-selected sketch comedy! So much funny, our copy editor won't let us use the words necessary to describe it.

We think you'll like what we've got to offer:

* Two shows in a fully-stocked and tech-staffed theater.
* Free lodging with a local volunteer.
* A $500 artist's fee.
* The opportunity to perform in front of great Seattle audiences at the original sketch comedy festival.
* Artistic Direction led by the one and only Andrew Connor of
The Cody Rivers Show.

The application can be downloaded directly here, or at the Sketchfest website.

The Timewaster Letters

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Robert Popper emailed me from ENGLAND, a place that's like the United States, but with funny taxicabs. Robert is a superstar comedy writer-producer -- he worked on the amazing series Peep Show and Look Around You (the first episode of which is above).

Robert just released a book in the US, written as "Robin Cooper," called The Timewaster Letters. It's a book of fake letters in the tradition of Don Novello's The Lazlo Letters. Robert's sending me a copy, and I'm excited to read it.

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO!: Ep. 63: Web 2.0 Mobisode

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Jordan joins Twitter, and much is discussed, including brand loyalty and shame.

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Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO!: Ep. 62: There's No Pho in Santa Cruz

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Jesse, Jordan and special guest "Big Time" Gene O'Neill discuss moments of shame, Santa Cruz, and more. Plus: Would You Rather and Judge John Hodgman.

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