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Succotash Shut-In


Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, was launched in 2011 with the idea of promoting comedy soundcasts in what was then a marketplace still trying to find its way. By featuring short clips of shows being produced by funny folks both known and unknown, we like to feel that we maybe had a little tiny, eeny weeny, itsy bitsy bit to do with helping to ignite the torch of soundcasts across the globe! (But then we've always had a rather high opinion of ourselves...)

Original show host and executive producer Marc Hershon, along with booth announcer Bill Heywatt, engineer/producer Joe Paulino, associate producer Tyson Saner, musical director Scott Carvey, and booth assistant Kenny Durgis have kept the flame alive o'er these many years. In 2018, Hershon abandoned the host chair and anointed Saner to the position, with nary a notice from the legions of listeners. Typical.

Dec 30, 2019

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner…your host for the duration of this penultimate-adjacent episode of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. I'm giving you a short intro today because I've got more important things to share with you than the insane ramblings of a madman attempting to disguise itself as coherent soundcast hosting.

Of the clips I've got, three of them were sent in to me and I appreciate that a great deal! They are Assisting from Michael McClure, Dare Daniel from Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell, and a clip from the good folks over at Strange Times whose lineup has had an addition as of late. I also managed to scare up a few soundcast clips of my own somehow…four, in fact. I've got clips from Mindfudge Comedy Podcast, NERD U, Ghosted Hunters and The History of Standup. That makes seven clips in total. Think of it as a little extra stuffing in your bird…or in your stocking…or whatever it is that you might stuff and eat…or hang above your fireplace…

In addition to clips I've got selected readings from our 100% fake sponsor with a 100% real website: TrumPoetry.com  And welcome back to our other longtime sponsor Henderson's Pants with their holiday special trouser: Santa Pants!

What was that I was saying about a short intro? Sorry about that, I'll make it a New Year's resolution or something… Let's get to the show because I've got a pretty serious update for you.

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By now, many of you have likely heard or read that on October 7, 2019, as reported in an article by Sam Whiting in The "Datebook" section of The San Francisco Chronicle dated November 26th of 2019, nationally known political comedian and contributor of our "Bust O' Durst" segment Will Durst suffered a stroke and, as the article's title points out, "cancels comedy shows for the first time in 30 years". (You can read the piece online here.)

All of us here at Succotash are pulling for Durst to make a full recovery. I fyou wish to write him a get well card, you can address it to:

Will Durst
PO Box 225126
San Francisco CA 94122

We actually have several Bursts O' Durst that we haven't featured yet, and we will play two of them this episode and release the remainder in the two installments of our soundcast that remain before our upcoming hiatus.

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CLIPS 

Dare Daniel
This clip comes to us directly (via our http://hightail.com/u/Succotash site) from an old friend of Succotash, Corky Kneivel, and is from his relatively new soundcast Dare Daniel, hosted by himself and film critic Daniel Barnes. Corky sez: "Dare Daniel Podcast is a comedy movie review show hosted by 1 film critic and 1 comic. We take listener dares of the worst movies ever & review/recap them. This clip is from the 2019 film The Fanatic starring John Travolta as Moose and directed by Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit."

Mindfudge Comedy Podcast
Mindfudge is a weekly show hosted by three funny guys from Houston, Texas. Each week, either Justin, George, or Andy will bring a new theme to the table and it will be discussed at length, and then incorporated into the show segments — segments such as "Mind Melters", "Hot Fudge", and "Ask The Nuts". Our clip is from Epi 64 posted August 2, 2019, entitled "Bad Words", and the clip features a game called "Shakespearean Insults".

Ghosted Hunters 
"Ghosting" is a recent epidemic in the dating world where someone leaves a relationship by simply vanishing from the other person's life. Comedian Ariel Kashanchi and her sidekick, Erin Darling, help the victims of these heinous love crimes get closure. This clip is from an episode entitled: "Kicking it with Koechner", where Erin and Ariel try to harness their sexual energy by doing a week-long experiment on sexual transmutation. They are joined by actor and comedian David Koechner (The Office, Anchorman) who weighs in on the saga of Chris and Kandi. (Speaking of getting ghosted, there has not been an episode of "Ghosted Hunters" since the release of this episode from October of 2018…but shows have been known to go on hiatus… )

NERD U
A weekly roundup of Nerdy News, NERD U is hosted by Umnia El-Neil and is about the movies and TV shows running Pop Culture. In this clip, Umnia sings the praises of Plan B Entertainment, the production company founded by Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, the late Brad Grey, and their contributions to film and film history.

The History of Standup
Comedian, professor, and longtime friend of Succotash Wayne Federman (check out our interviews with him in Episodes 116A, 123, 128, and 146), has spent his life studying the art and history of standup comedy. Join him and fellow student, Andrew Steven, as they look back at some of standup's most interesting moments, places, and people. Our clip is from a bonus episodes this past November 20th, 2018, with Demetri Martin and Ian Abramson, discussing comedy both recent and ancient – with fascinating and funny results.

Assisting
Host Michael McClure pretends to be the assistant to a Hollywood celebrity and calls real businesses in order to get stuff done on behalf of his "boss". This clip is from the premier episode clip, which dropped August 20th, 2019, entitled "Mr. Forrester Would Like to Be Honored With a Key to the City of Los Angeles".

Strange Times Podcast
Our clip from the Strange Times Podcast was submitted directly by the show's co-host and producer, super longtime friend of the 'Tash Davian Dent. They've been leaning into improv on the show lately, with newcomer co-host Dom Risk joining Davian and Kat Sorens, and in recent Epi 325 the lads take a shot at writing a film script.

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There it is, another show and, in this case, the last episode of 2019, that is. There are just TWO episodes left before we go on hiatus and they are going to hear the light of day when the year is new and the 20's are two.…I don't have a great deal of faith that that will catch on as a saying but one can dream…and one will….presumably of "Sugar Plums" around this time of year.

Thank you so much for spending time with us whenever it is you listen. We appreciate it more than it is possible to express although I will still try. Remember, when you share us with others you are also sharing bits of other soundcasts that other people often have put a great deal of work into. Sometimes those other people are the people who edit those soundcasts for the personalities who "appear" in them… and I salute everyone who has to do that particular task…So, from myself, Marc Hershon, Bill Heywatt, Joe Paulino, Will Durst, and Scott Carvey…and ALL of our friends and family who and wherever they may be or might have been, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Haunukkah, Kwanzaa and whatever else people celebrate that I am not yet worldy enough to know of…oh yeah, Festivus!!!…anyway, enjoy it as much as you can and if you are of a mind to,  please…Pass The Succotash!

-- Tyson Saner