Yes, it is I – Marc Hershon – your host and 100% recyclable container for Epi 127 of Succotash, the Comedy Podcast Podcast. We’re back to the clippage this time, with a fully loaded Succotash Clips show.
We’ve got a full rack of comedy podcast clips ready to roll, from the Bertcast, BrianTALKS, Buffet Kings, Now That I’m Older, Push The Button, Rick & Paul Heal The World, Screams & Moans, Sup Doc, Wicked Theory, and You Made It Weird. We’ve also got a double dose of our Burst O’ Durst segment with our resident political comic, correspeondent, and commentator Will Durst, plus a classic spot from our sponsor, Henderson's Pants.
Our Associate Producer Tyson Saner clipped us off a chunk of the Bertcast, hosted by comedian Bert Kreischer. Bert’s a funny guy and I love his appearances on Doug Loves Movies, especially when that insane laugh of his get going, all girlish and giggly. He tours the comedy clubs a lot but he also cranks out the episodes. This is from back in December, Epi150, when he had comedian Jimmy Tingle on the ‘cast.
Now That I’m Older
Another clip from Tyson’s harvest comes to us from the Now That I’m Older podcast, hosted by Ken Baldwin and Shane Smith. The general premise for the show is that getting older sucks but can also be awesome at the same time. The two host like to poke fun – at the world at large as well as each other. And they occasionally review movies. The clippage is from Epi47 from December, and features Shane going off on the worst part of his telemarketing job.
I think I mentioned the title of this next podcast we’re featuring when it first came out, for two reasons. The first is that one of the co-hosts, Paco Romane, is a comedian and actor in San Francisco whom I happen to know. The second reason is the close connection our shows’ titles have – ours, of course, is Succotash, as in “Sufferin’ succotash”, the catchphrase of Warner Brothers’ cartoon cat, Sylvester. Paco and his compadre in podcasting, George Chen, run Sup Doc, which may sound a lot like Bugs Bunny’s “What’s up, doc?” tagline. Like our show, theirs has nothing to do with those characters. Sup Doc is a podcast that looks at film documentaries. I’ve been hanging onto this clip for a few months because I wanted to see the film they were talking about first, which is Going Clear, the somewhat chilling doc about Scientology. Their guest in this show, Epi16, is Jamie DeWolf, who is also the great-grandson of none other than Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
You Made It Weird
Next episode we’ll feature our live recording made at The Improv in Los Angeles, featuring Dana Carvey among other guests. Tyson clipped an episode of Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird from the end of December 2014 that featured Mr. Carvey in a long episode. In this snippet, Dana thinks on Lorne Michaels and also Paul McCartney in the year before SNL’s 40th anniversary.
I first learned of the BryanTALKS podcast from a note that host Bryan Cain-Jackson dropped into the Tweetsack. (By note I mean “tweet” and by “Tweetsack” I mean “Tweetsack”.) He wanted to know if I’d had a chance to check out his brand new podcast, which I hadn’t. But I did after that and I liked what I heard! Part sketch, part news, part reaction to the news, and interviews makes for a well-rounded show with a decent sound. Bryan seems to be connected – this clip comes from his recent episode, where he was hanging on the set with the entire cast of NBC’s show Undateable.
Rick & Paul Heal The World, A Comedy Podcast
Thanks to our man Tyson, we have a clip from a podcast called Rick & Paul Heal The World. Sounds like a tall order. I can’t find the last names of these guys anywhere, which certainly limited their liability if they DON’T end up healing the world. Just to get you back in the holiday mood, this clip is from just before last Christmas where Rick & Paul explore the pain and misery of holiday shopping.
Screams & Moans
I wanted to play a clip from a podcast by a longtime supporter and friend-of-Succotash, Megan Moen. I only knew her by her Twitter handle for a long time, @podcastwhore, but it’s already been two years since she kicked off her Screams & Moans podcast. So congrats, Megan! Her guest in her 36th episode is Wayne Baglin, whose own podcast, The Crunch Time Show, is — I think — in the Podcast Graveyard, but who was also an inspiration to her getting started.
We got a note to check out a show from Adelaide, Australia, called The Buffet Kings. So of course we did. Byt their pictures on the SoundCloud page for this show, the three hosts — Matt O’Brien, Matt Rix, and Luke Verharen — are are “gentlemen of proportion” (to use a phrase a tailor once used on me when fitting me for a tuxedo.) This clip is from their second episode, where they obviously feel they are in a position to chat about how funny can directly translate to body mass…or not.
Push The Button
Associate producer Tyson Saner clipped off a bit of the Push The Button podcast, hosted by David Vox Mullen and Mr. Anderson. They chat it up about a bunch of different things and, in this clip, they’re talking about the bru-ha-ha that kicked up this past holiday season over Starbucks changing the design of their holiday cups.
One of our awesome Twitter supporters is Bill Sweeney, one of the hosts and the producer of the Wicked Theory podcast. So I thought it was high time we played a clip from a recent episode. He’s joined by his buddy Dom, his brother Bob and NOT by his buddy Ed, who called in sick. The Wicked Theory guys cover a lot of shows and movies and comics and stuff in every episode, so they’re packed with nerdy goodness. Or goody nerdness.
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— Marc Hershon
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