Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I seem to be neglecting my music in leiu of Podcasts.  I basically listen to 98% comedy podcasts.  Actually, "Comedy" might be better.  Most are hosted by comedians,but they are not all about comedy.  Some of them get deeper,and are not a stand up routine.  I am not talking about WTF hosted by Marc Maron (which I stopped listening to once he started thinking he is superior. <---I stopped with the Louis CK episode,where someone put Maron in his place for being a jealous,smug asshole).
I have found that many, many comedians are on the wagon.  When I worked @ this Comedy Place in Los Angeles a dozen years ago, I only knew of about 3 who did not drink. (Kathy Griffen and the above M. Maron being 2...also Greg Behrendt)
But this seems to be the de rigour.  I have to applaud them and consider them,more good company.  I keep a list of people I admire (who do not drink) in this little date book I always carry with me,just in case I feel like going off.
Mike and Tom eat Snacks  Hilarious Hosted by Michael Ian Black (The State) and Tom Cavanagh (Ed) wherein they discuss a different snack every week.

Professor Blastoff  5 out of 5 stars  Hosted by Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntzberger.  The bring in a special(ist) guest each week and discuss a single concept each week. i.e. Twins, Prayer, Tides.

Comedy Bang Bang  Now a show on IFC.  This is always bringing in the great recognizable guests who are either in their alter ego's or themselves.  Most shows are a strong 4 out of 5 stars.  Sketch comedy over the radio.

Sklarboro Country  Hosted by Randy and Jason Sklar.  This show always has a great guest who is into sports.  Most stories covered are the absurd news makers in the sports field.  5 out of 5 stars.

The Bugle  Hosted by John Oliver (The Daily Show) and his comedian buddy from England Andy Z.  5 out 5.  Covering the weeks (mostly) political events.  Frigging Hysterical.

(These links will direct you to the show page where you can listen to the episodes without going through iTunes...use iTunes if you want to sunscribe to a certain podcast so you can listenon you ipod).

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