Judd Apatow was just interviewed by comedian Pete Holmes on his wildly popular You Mad It Weird podcast. And if you aren’t familiar with Holmes’ and the show, it gets… well, weird. He has opened up about everything and no stone has been left un-turned. And now he’s brought Apatow into his fold. During their conversation Holmes asked Apatow what’s left for him and what he’s up to next. “Right now I’m like, ‘I’m not sure what to write about,’ although I’m trying to write a little bit about service, sacrifice, things like that,” he revealed. “I’m writing a screenplay with Phil Klay who wrote this great book “Redeployment” about soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, their time there and what happens when they come home.” “We’ve been writing an original screenplay and that’s been a different experience a comedy with drama or a drama with comedy about those people and what they’ve gone through and hopefully in an entertaining way so it’s not one of these depressing movies you don’t want to see,” he explained. “But it’s just about, what happens to soldiers who return to a country that isn’t even that aware that we’re at war? And different issues that they face that people don’t think about too much.” Pete Holmes is currently on tour at the moment in Florida and is heading up to Boston, MA. Where as Apatow has the much anticipated Amy Schumer film Trainwreck, that he directed, hitting theaters July 17. You can check out their entire interview here.
This podcast puts Mark and Matt talk about dead comedian holograms, yes those are a thing. The Simpsons will outlast us all and Just For Laughs announces its lineup this year. Later, comedian Keith Alberstadt joins us to talk about his love of sports, the art of stand-up, what its like being a comedy writer, and his uncanny ability to name a lot of college mascots. Read More
Trevor Noah joins executive producer Steve Bodow and writer Jo Miller for a conversation about Trevor’s comedy roots in South Africa and the international perspective he brings to The Daily Show. You can listen to the podcast in it’s entirety here.
Episode #10: Congratulations everyone! We hit double digits on the podcast this week! We’re almost teenagers. To celebrate Mark and Matt deliver all the comedy news of the week which includes all of the developments on the Super Troopers sequel, a new Patrice O’Neal documentary, and Broad F*ckin City. They then welcome Iliza Shlesinger onto the show to talk about life while down in Austin for SXSW. Read More
Bridget Everett enters the “Dork Forest” and “Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger” has it’s live debut at NYC Podfest
The hardcore podcast listeners were out in full supporting regalia this past weekend at the 3rd Annual NYC Podfest. The festival ran this weekend (January 9-11) at various venues across New York City. The Todd Barry Podcast, The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart, and Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast! were some of the featured shows on hand at this year’s event. On Saturday night at the rock club Fontana’s in the lower east side, Comedian and Cabaret singer Bridget Everett, who’s Comedy Central Special airs later this year, entered Jackie Kashian’s Dork Forest for a live taping. The topic of dorkdom… Barry Manilow. Read More
On his latest podcast, which taped sunday, Adam Carolla announced that Alison Rosen will no longer be a part of the show. “Nothing personal. I like Alison Rosen. I think Alison Rosen is very talented and very funny. I think she’s a great writer and I think she’s a great comedic voice, but I don’t think she’s a great sidekick. I think she’s a good sidekick, but I don’t think that’s her calling.” On Sunday’s ARIYNBF Alison said “I’m going to be taking my podcast with me and doing it on my own. I’m really excited about it, it was a wonderful four years, but I am super-excited about this next chapter.” She also just recently tweeted “My podcast will continue and with your support, grow. Happy to announce @jokoy is first guest of year.” No more information is available as to what network her podcast will wind up with or if she’ll be independent. You can listen to her latest podcast and follow her here.
Most people likely know Sal, Joe, Murr and Q as the maniacs behind the hit TruTV show, Impractical Jokers. Also known as The Tenderloins comedy troupe, what makes Impractical Jokers so lovable aren’t just the pranks they pull on each other in front of unbeknownst strangers (as hysterical as they are), but rather the chemistry shared between the four (they have, after all, been friends since high school). It’s clear that this bond seen on screen is purely genuine within seconds of seeing the four perform together onstage (something I had the joy of witnessing last year at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square). That’s why it was especially extraordinary to see them perform one of four shows at New York’s Highline Ballroom this weekend. While the Jokers’ signature ribbing on each other was in full effect during the night, the four were specifically testing out new material in the intimate setting for their upcoming tours (revealing stories that even their fellow troupe members never heard before). It was a rare opportunity to witness a group beloved for their seamlessly quick wit further generate humor on the whim. Read More
As teased in our interview with Sara Schaefer, the comedian has long been working on a new podcast. Entitled LIES, the podcast debuted today on WNYC and Nerdist. But this isn’t your normal interview show. Everything you are about to hear is a total lie. That’s the rule: everything guests say has to be a lie. LIES is 100% improvised and honesty-free. The show “finally gives public figures a chance to reveal absolutely nothing…and perhaps everything at the same time.”
The show’s debut guest is comedian and author of Dad is Fat, Jim Gaffigan. However, Fat Dad wasn’t always so fat. Gaffigan sits down with Schaefer to deconstruct the beauty myth; talk gymnastics; takes a call from a fan of his yoga videos; and reveals the difference between “this and that” and “that and this.” You can listen to Gaffigan’s episode, here.
LIES will also be coming to this year’s New York Comedy Festival with a special live recording at Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC on November 6th. Get your tickets, here.
If you’re not aware, famed comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried recently released a new podcast entitled Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast! where he and his co-host Frank Santopadre discuss old Hollywood with celebrities the likes of Dick Cavett, Larry Storch and many more. To get the scoop, we spoke with him about why he wanted to start a podcast, what he has in store for future episodes and much more!
First off, congratulations on the success of the podcast, it’s doing great. What was the catalyst for wanting to do a podcast in the first place?
Well it’s Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast and you can listen it on gilbertgottfried.com and subscribe to it on iTunes. I still am behind the times. I mean if you asked me what a podcast was, I would have a hard time telling you. I just knew that everyone else was doing them. I figured I wanted to talk about something that I had some interest in and my interest was always really old Hollywood, like old movies and TV shows and obscure facts about them and obscure actors. So I started doing that, and we got Dick Cavett because he’s interviewed John and Yoko, Groucho (Marx), Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, and Carlo (Rizzi) from the Godfather. According to him, he’s killed three people, or at least three that he can admit too. I guess the statute of limitations has run out on those murders and if he’s lying, I’m certainly not going to say it to his face. He claims he’s had sex with Marilyn Monroe and so far Marilyn Monroe hasn’t come forth to dispute it, so I have no reason to doubt it. The Kennedy’s haven’t spoken up about it, or Joe DiMaggio. Read More