Hello Comedy Podcast Fans and Internet Robots Visiting Random Sites to Plant Dangerous Code Into Porn Videos!
As the CEO of Comedy Podcast Network, podcast creator, podcast fan, and sexual late-bloomer, one of the most common questions I get is, "What are you listening to?" To answer this question without having to answer anyone directly (I fear intimacy), I have decided to start:
Phil's Monday Podcast Pick!
So check in here every Monday where I will talk about an episode of something I like right now. Hopefully this will make Garfield change his mind about Mondays.
Today's PMPP: Comedy Bang Bang: The Best of 2010
For comedy podcast fans, picking "Comedy Bang Bang" (formerly "Comedy Death Ray Radio") as one of your favorite shows is like saying your favorite band is the Beatles or your favorite sexual position is "The Beetle." Regardless, it's too damn good not to mention. Host Scott Aukerman (Mr. Show, IFC) weaves comedian interviews, improvisational games, music, and hilarious character segments into an hour(-ish) of pure delight. And he clearly keeps good company, as his guest list is a who's-who of indy and mainstream comedy darlings, including Paul F. Tompkins, Thomas Lennon, Nick Kroll, Andy Daly, Andy Richter, Andy Samburg, and, more than likely, 3 or 4 more funny guys named Andy.
I have chosen the Best of 2010 episode because it has a great sampling of character segments for the first time CBB listener. There is so much joy to be had when listening to a capable comedian delving as deep into a character as they can, surprising even themselves as they learn their own history (Spoiler alert: The Cake Boss got his ability to see the future by getting bitten by a cake bug).
Top 3 Episode Highlights:
- Paul F. Tompkins as John C. Reilly in an acting competition with Jon Hamm.
- Brett Gelman's hilarious 'short' story iBrain (which may be the hardest I've ever laughed at a podcast).
- Bill Cosby Bukowski's Jell-oem "Who's the Most Fuckable Huxtable"
Enjoy and I'll see you next Monday!