Yes, it’s me. Marc Hershon. Your host and corporeal being for Epi153 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. And this is another installment of Succotash Clips, where we feature clips of comedy soundcasts from all over the place.
As far as this epi goes, we’ve got clips coming up in this installment from Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Crazytown, The David Feldman Show, Harmontown, The Jackie & Laurie Show, Nerd Poker, Nerds with Words, PTO Unlimited, and Studio 60 Sessions. In addition, we also have a double dose of our Burst O’ Durst segment, featuring political comedian and social commentator Will Durst. And this episode is brought to you by Henderson’s Pants CoverALLs.
Big thanks our Associate Producer Tyson Saner for harvesting half of the shows you’re going to hear on this episode – he does a great job finding new shows for this show and he also has his own soundcast, The Anti Social Show, along with Hunter Block, who is also a friend of this show. They just got their show up on iTunes so check ‘em out there, or on SoundCloud.
Speaking of iTunes, if you’d like to be a friend of this show as well and have not yet rated and reviewed Succotash on iTunes, please do so. It doesn’t cost you a cent and it really helps our visibility in Soundcastland.
For that matter if you listen to us on the Laughable app, or Stitcher, or SoundCloud, it would be great if you’d rate us using whatever system they’ve got going on. Same goes for YouTube and iHeart Radio, two more fab spots to hear our spew.
WELCOME US TO PATREON
I just popped the top on our new Succotash Patreon account. That’s right, we're now part of the Patreon soundcast life support system. I’m not quite sure what I’m doing with it yet, so I think the only option currently available is for you to kick us $1 a month, for which we will thank you every show in our Calvalcade of Gratitude. And I also think there’s a thing that’s live that if we get 250 followers on Patreon, I will commit to churing out an episode each and every week on a regular release day. So check out that page at https://www.patreon.com/succotash
The David Feldman Show
A soundcast that’s been around for a while in various forms is The David Feldman Show. David is a former standup comedian who I’ve known since he first got on stage in the San Francisco area. He took off years ago, heading for LA and then New York, where he’s been a writer on a bunch of TV shows. He’s been a guest on Succotash before – back in Epi108 – and I tickled that he asked me to be on his show just a couple of weeks ago.
Chillpak Hollywood Hour
Normally for our friends in soundcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, of Chillpak Hollywood Hour fame, I reserve playing clips unless they’re mentioning me because I’m just that self-absorbed. But a couple of weeks back the boys were on the road across the great US of A – Dean was even in the country from Australia where he’s been living the past couple of years – and they were at a Famous Monsters convention in Dallas, Texas. And they were not alone but, instead, sat down with Bruce Harwood and Tom Braidwood, the two actors who had co-starred with Dean as the trio known as The Lone Gunmen, first on The X-Files TV show and then for a season in their spin-off, The Lone Gunmen.
One of Tyson Saner’s picks for this episode is from a soundcast that we’ve featured before but it’s always a delight to drop in and see what latest bits of outrageousness are going on over in Dan Harmon's Harmontown. In this case, the clip we have is from back in March, when Harmontown had been annexed to Austin, Texas, as part of South By Southwest. Harmon was on hand along with Jeff Davis and Spencer Crittendon.
At the end of April this year, a version of the defunct Nerd Poker with Brian Posehn & Friends soundcast snuck back into Soundcastland. Now called Brian Posehn’s Nerd Poker, it’s not network affiliated any more and so rather than being recorded in the Earwolf Studios, the action happens in Brian Posehn’s home in LA. The DM is Dan Telfer and, in addition to Brian, the players include Brian, Blaine Capatch, and Ken Daly, all of whom were in the original crew. We feature a slice from a recent episode where the characters are fighting something that might just be a werewolf.
It may be called Crazy Town, but the host, Jonaas, takes pains on the homesite to make sure no one’s offended by things that happen on the show – here’s part of his disclaimer: “Let me be serious with everyone for a second. This podcast is all about having fun and being goofy and poking fun at things. Nothing should be taken super serious, and the hosts and anyone else involved in this podcast are great people who have no prejudices of any sort, in any way, shape or form. This podcast is a work of fiction, please keep that in mind even though real life events and stories are discussed. If anyone is offended or feels that they have been wronged, let us please apologize up front as that is not our intent in any way, shape or form.” Make you really curious what you’re about to hear though, right?
The Jackie & Laurie Show
We get a glimpse into the glamorous show biz lives of Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin. Jackie has had her Soundcast, The Dork Forest, for years now, but she and Laurie teamed up last year to put out The Jackie & Laurie Show, which is usually the two hosts talking about performing in comedy as woman, the state of comedy today, and reminiscing about various hell gigs over the years. But Laurie was a recent guest on Conan and so, in an episode entitled Show Yourself Out, she and Jackie headed backstage just before that appearance to do their show from there. (Producer's Note: Our host f'd up royally in this episode and called the show "Show Yourself Out". The dork has even reviewed Jackie and Laurie's soundcast before so I…er…he should have known better…)
Nerds With Words
Tyson snipped us off a hunk of a soundcast called Nerds with Words, featuring Adam Nutter and Greg Trout. It’s not to be mistaken with, or for, Nerdz with Wordz where the esses in "nerds" and "words" are spelled with a z. Totally different soundcast. Our clip is from a recent show featuring guest Joe Messina,a comedian and soundcaster who just shut down his show Breaking Up with Joe, where he recounted the details of a painful breakup he had gone through. He has a stage show called Party Lines and we pick up here mid-discussion about that show.
Another “new to us” soundcast is PTO Unlimited, hosted by Brett, Josh, and Alyx. The PTO part – I think – comes from “paid time off” and the Unlimited part is from the fact they will talk about unlimited topics. Their SoundCloud page says there are from “Fort Wayne, United States.” I’m guessing that’s in Indiana, too. Anyway, Tyson flipped us this clip, where the hosts kick around the movie Ghost Ship from 2002.
The Studio 60 Sessions
An old friend of Succotash is Travis Clark. He and his wife, Brandi, had their soundcast, Tiny Odd Conversations, up and running for quite some time. I think TOC is offcially in the Soundcast Graveyard now, as their last episode was posted in March of last year, but Travis popped up this last week as the first guest on a new soundcast called The Studio 60 Sessions. Another fine example of niche programming, this show is devoted to a TV show called Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which was on NBC over a decade ago. (You can find the series on Amazon and other online places. It seems Travis had been a fan of the show and he joins Studio 60 Sessions host Dave Amiott to chat about the pilot episode of the TV show.
If you're a comedy soundcaster and would like us to feature your show on our show, you can get us a 3-5 minute MP3 clip (no promos, please!) by uploading it directly to me via our direct upload link, at http://hightail.com/u/Succotash. And please tell us a little about you and the show itself, including the homesite, distribution points, etc.
Our next epi will likely be an installment of Succotash Chats, with a surprise guest who's actually making his fourth appearance on the show!
Until next time, thanks for passing the Succotash!
— Marc Hershon